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News of the day: Court extends Arvind Kejriwal'€s judicial custody, Tesla to lay off more than 10 per cent of staff and more

Here are the latest developments from India and abroad

Our Web Desk Published 15.04.24, 06:01 PM
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A Delhi court extended till April 23 the judicial custody of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a money laundering case linked to the alleged excise scam. The ED sought extension of Kejriwal's custody by 14 days, saying the investigation was at a crucial stage.

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Israel's European allies urged it to show restraint over Iran's weekend missile and drone attack, calling on Israeli leaders to step away from 'the edge of the cliff' of escalation in the Middle East. Israeli officials said the war cabinet, which also met on April 14, favoured retaliation but was divided over the timing and scale of any such response.

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A special PMLA court in Calcutta remanded suspended TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh to 14 days' judicial custody in an Enforcement Directorate (ED) case for alleged money laundering in the garb of pisciculture business. Sheikh, who spent the last couple of weeks in ED custody on a court order, was sent to judicial remand for 14 days by special judge Prasanta Mukhopadhyay, PMLA court, at Bichar Bhavan.

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A Delhi court issued notice to the CBI on BRS leader K Kavitha's bail application in a corruption case linked to the alleged Delhi excise scam. CBI had arrested the Telengana MLC and daughter of former chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao from Tihar Jail, where she was lodged after her arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case stemming from the alleged scam.

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Founder of the edtech company Think and Learn, which owns the Byju's brand, Byju Raveendran will handle the firm's day-to-day operations following the resignation of CEO Arjun Mohan, the company said. "The changes follow an extensive seven-month operational review and cost optimisation exercise led by outgoing BYJU'S India CEO Arjun Mohan.

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Election Commission ordered the removal of the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of Murshidabad in West Bengal over violence in the district and the officer's alleged 'lack of supervision' to immediately prevent more incidents, according to sources. The sources said IPS officer Mukesh, who is DIG, Murshidabad Range, in the rank of IGP, is being removed.

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A number of people were injured in a stabbing at a church in Walkley, about 30 km (18 miles) west of the Sydney central business district, police authorities said. The injured people suffered non-life threatening injuries and are being treated by paramedics, police said.

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In a singular moment for American history, the hush money trial of former President Donald Trump begins today  with jury selection. To some extent, it is a trial of the justice system itself as it grapples with a defendant who has used his enormous prominence to assail the judge, his daughter, the district attorney, some witnesses and the allegations — all while blasting the legitimacy of a legal structure that he insists has been appropriated by his political opponents.

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Former Australia cricketer and commentator Michael Slater has been remanded in police custody after being charged with offences including common assault and stalking. Slater’s case was mentioned at the Maroochydore Magistrates Court in Queensland. 

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Tesla will lay off more than 10% of its global workforce, an internal memo seen by Reuters shows, as it grapples with falling sales amid an intensifying price war for electric vehicles. "As we prepare the company for our next phase of growth, it is extremely important to look at every aspect of the company for cost reductions and increasing productivity," Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in the memo.

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