Supreme Court reunited a two-year-old girl with her adoptive parents after they were separated by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC). Since 2019, the girl was lodged at a child-care facility after CWC declared the adoption as illegal. Couple, who have no biological children, adopted her in January 2019 from a single mother who worked as a housemaid.
SC Judge, Justice Indira Banerjee, on Friday, withdrew herself from hearing the post-poll violence case in Bengal in which BJP workers were allegedly killed. She said, "I do not wish to hear the case. Not before me." She recused herself from the case. Justice Banerjee is from Kolkata.Families of the victims had gone to court asking for a CBI probe.
Supreme Court refused to stay the bail order by the high court given to Asif Iqbal Tanha, Natasha Narwal, and Devangana Kalita, student-activists accused in Delhi riots case. "This issue is important. It has pan India ramifications and so we would like to issue notice and decide the matter for the good of the country," said the Supreme Court.
Despite Delhi High Court granting bail, student activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita, and Asif Iqbal Tanha are still in Jail. The Delhi Police has approached the Supreme Court to stay bail order and demanded until July 21 to verify addresses. The Delhi Police said that the HC conducted a “mini-trial” in a bail matter and “watered down” provisions.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday, speaking to the media, has announced further relaxations in the ongoing lockdown in the city from Monday. He said shops located in the markets will be allowed to open on all days and for an entire day, and restaurants can operate with a 50% sitting capacity and weekly markets on a zonal basis.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the Defence Ministry has approved budgetary support of nearly ₹ 499 crore for research and innovation in the defence sector for next 5 years. It will be used to provide financial support to nearly 300 start-ups, MSMEs and individual innovators with a larger goal of ensuring self-reliance in the defence sector.