World Anti-Doping Agency suspends the accreditation of the National Dope Testing Laboratory, Delhi, for 6 months. Suspension was imposed owing to the firm’s non-conformities with ISL, found during a WADA visit. This comes as a massive blow to the country. It can still carry sample collection, but should get it tested in other WADA certified labs.
Madras HC said it has no intention to curb social media by connecting individual user accounts to Aadhar. It was pronouncing verdict on 2 public interest litigations that sought direction to link Aadhar or similar Govt identity proofs with social media. The court said that social media should share information with police in cases involving cybercrimes.
Underworld don Chhota Rajan and four others have been sentenced to prison for 8 years by a special court in Mumbai in a 2012 attempt-to-murder and extortion case. The court also asked Rajan to pay a fine of Rs 5 lakh. The don is currently lodged in Tihar jail in Delhi after his deportation to India following his arrest in Indonesia in October 2015.
Major General R S Jaswal of the Assam Rifles has been dismissed without pension over a case of sexual harassment involving another serving officer. The alleged harassment took place in late 2016 when the Major General was attached to Chandimandi under the Army's Western Command. Army Chief Bipin Rawat confirmed the court martial proceedings today.
The SC will hear today the pleas challenging the Centre’s amendment of Article 370 and subsequent measures to curb media in the state. While advocate M L Sharma challenged the removal of Article 370, Executive Editor, Kashmir Times, Anuradha Bhasin has sought directions to restore all modes of communication and media freedom. A bench of CJI will hear.
Countering Rajiv Gandhi murder convict Nalini’s plea for release, Tamil Nadu has informed the Madras HC that life convicts have no right to claim premature release. Home Department said that it was up to the Govt to decide over the release of such convicts. Nalini had sought the release of all the convicts as per the decision of the TN cabinet in 2018.