Delhi court permitted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to interrogate Christian Michel at the Tihar central jail, in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam case. ED's special public prosecutor N K Matta wanted to confront Michel with few documents. Alleged middleman Michel was extradited from Dubai, was arrested by the ED on Dec 22, 2018.
The Bombay High Court allowed a minor, who is a survivor of sexual assault, to terminate her 24-week foetus. As per the court direction, the JJ hospital medical board submitted a report after assessing the 17-year-old girl’s health. The court wanted to know whether the medical termination of pregnancy would affect a young girl’s health.
Delhi Govt is said to have submitted a proposal to the Centre suggesting opening of shopping malls, markets and bus services on odd-even basis. The submission was made after the Centre sought recommendations from the states on relaxations for the lockdown fourth phase. 20 passengers can be allowed on buses under strict social distancing norms, it said.
The Centre forcing people to download Aarogya Setu app is utter illegal, said former Supreme Court Judge BN Srikrishna. He was the chairman of a panel that first drafted the Personal Data Protection Bill. There is no legal backing for making the use of Aarogya Setu mandatory and the national executive committee is not a statutory body, he added.
Kerala Govt will be on a complete lockdown on Sundays starting today, and a standard operating protocol was released on Sat. This will be mandatory for all zones until further notice. Chief Secretary Tom Jose’s order says it is not ony for fighting Covid-19 but also for reducing carbon emissions in the state. Only essentials will be allowed to function.
The Centre has allowed opening standalone and neighbourhood shops located in residential areas with its 50% capacity after taking necessary precautions. However, Union Home Secretary signed order said that shops in market places, multi-brand and single-brand malls can only open after May 3. The shops will mandatorily have 50% strength of workers.