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News of the day: Judge Gowri takes oath as SC dismisses plea against her appointment, Adani row in Parliament and more

Here are the latest developments from India and abroad

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea seeking to restrain lawyer Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri from taking oath as an additional judge of the Madras High Court.

Gowri took oath of office as the additional judge of the high court while the hearing was underway in the apex court. 


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday linked the massive rise in the business fortunes and personal wealth of businessman Gautam Adani to the Modi government coming to power in 2014, as he launched a sharp attack on the BJP dispensation over the Adani issue.

Gandhi also said that the country should know what power is behind Gautam Adani, the billionaire businessman whose fortunes have plummeted significantly following a report by US-based short-selling firm Hindenburg Research.

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Overwhelmed rescuers struggled to save people trapped under the rubble as the death toll from a devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria passes 5,000 on Tuesday, with despair mounting and the scale of the disaster hampering relief efforts. 

In the Turkish city of Antakya near the Syrian border, where 10-storey buildings had crumbled onto the streets, Reuters journalists saw rescue work being conducted on one out of dozens of mounds of rubble. 

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Most of the Adani group companies rose on Tuesday, with flagship Adani Enterprises gaining 14 per cent in late morning trade. Amid volatile trading in the market, eight Adani group firms gained while two were in the red.

Amid a political furore over a meltdown in the Adani group shares, stock market data shows it is not only the plunge now but the sharp surge of the past also drew regulatory attention and enhanced surveillance.



Maharashtra Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat on Tuesday resigned as the state legislature party head, a day after his letter to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge over apparent friction with state unit chief Nana Patole came out, party sources said.

Thorat has sent his resignation to the party high command, they said. The Congress leader is the maternal uncle of Satyajit Tambe who recently won the Legislative Council election from the Nashik division graduates constituency as an independent candidate.


The AAP staged a protest near the BJP headquarters here on Tuesday, a day after the presiding officer of the Delhi municipal House announced that members nominated by the LG will be allowed to vote in the mayoral election.

Carrying placards, several AAP leaders and workers gathered at Rouse Avenue road and raised slogans against the BJP.


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday held demonstrations against the ongoing anti-encroachment by the Jammu and Kashmir administration.

Holding placards denouncing the use of bulldozers, dozens of PDP leaders and workers took out a protest march from their party office near Sher-e-Kashmir Municipal Park here.

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West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asserted that hers is the only party that can oust the double engine government of the BJP, and provide the people of the country with an alternative to the saffron camp.

Addressing a public rally here, she claimed that democracy has taken a backseat in Tripura under the BJP rule, as “parties were “not allowed to organize political meetings, and journalists lost their right to gather news”.


Four persons were killed after a minivan in which they were travelling rammed into a stationary truck on a highway in Gujarat's Surendranagar district on Tuesday morning, police said.

The van was badly mangled in the accident which took place at around 6 am, and it took a long time for the rescue team to extricate the bodies from the vehicle, an official from Sayla police station said.


Indian-American schoolgirl Natasha Perianayagam was named in the "world’s brightest” students list for the second consecutive year by the US-based Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth, based on the results of above-grade-level tests of over 15,000 students across 76 countries.

Perianayagam, 13, is a student at Florence M Gaudineer Middle School, in New Jersey.

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