The fake Rs 2000 note problem has come back to haunt authorities, yet again. This time a 29-year-old grocery shopkeeper from South Delhi fell victim to this menace. According to reports, the man identified as Mohammad Shadab, resident of Shaheen Bagh area, went to withdraw cash from a bank at 11:55 in the night on Monday, a report by IANS said. The report added that Shahdab had withdrawn Rs 10,000 from the ATM of which…"Fake Currency Shocker – ATM disbursed Half-Printed Note in New Delhi"
The Gujarat High Court issued a notice to the Election Commission today on a petition moved by Congress’s state unit seeking that EVMs and VVPATs that were found defective be sealed and not used in the coming Assembly polls. A division bench of Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice A J Kogji issued notices to the EC, the state chief electoral officer, and the central government through its Ministry of Law and Justice on the petition…"HC issues notice to EC on EVMs, VVPATs"
New Delhi: A public interest litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking minority status for Hindus in eight states. The PIL states that Hindus must be notified as minority community in these eight states so that they are given legitimate benefits “According to 2011 Census, Hindus are minority in eight states i.e. Lakshadweep (2.5%), Mizoram (2.75%), Nagaland (8.75%), Meghalaya (11.53%), J&K (28.44%), Arunachal Pradesh (29%), Manipur (31.39%) and Punjab (38.40%),” the PIL states.…"Give Hindus minority status in 8 states, BJP leader asks Supreme Court in PIL"
An estimated 147,000 patients in India have multidrug-resistant TB, which remains a public health crisis and a health security threat, the WHO said. India topped the list of countries across the world with the highest number of people infected with tuberculosis as an estimated 279,000 patients were diagnosed with and 423,000 died of the highly contagious lung disease in 2016, the World Health Organization has said. In its annual report on tackling TB, the WHO…"India saw most number of tuberculosis deaths, patients in 2016: WHO report"
The Supreme Court struck down Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, on Tuesday. Pronouncing their verdict on a PIL filed against the section in a packed courtroom, which empowers the police to arrest a person for allegedly posting ‘offensive materials’ on social networking sites, a Bench of Justices J Chelameswar and RF Nariman said the section violated the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression and was therefore was illegal. Terming liberty…"No arrests under Sec 66-A for social media posts, rules SC"