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News of the day: Supreme Court slams Ramdev, Balkrishna; Delhi minister Raaj Kumar Anand quits AAP and more

Here are the latest developments from India and abroad

Our Web Desk Published 10.04.24, 05:39 PM
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Calcutta High Court ordered a CBI investigation into allegations of crimes against women and land grabbing in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali, which had witnessed protests over the issues. The court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate allegations of crimes against women and land grabbing in Sandeshkhali and submit a comprehensive report to it on the next date of hearing.

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Supreme Court refused to accept the affidavits filed by yoga guru Ramdev and managing director of Patanjali Ayurved Balkrishna tendering unconditional apologies over publishing 'misleading' advertisements, asserting they did so when 'caught on the wrong foot'. The apex court observed that after notices to show cause were issued to them and they were directed to present themselves before it, Ramdev and Balkrishna 'attempted to wriggle out' of the situation where personal presence was warranted.

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Supreme Court won't hear Arvind Kejriwal's appeal against his arrest today, court opens next on April 15. Earlier in the day, Kejriwal moved the Supreme Court against the April 9 judgement of the Delhi High Court.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of 'misleading' people on the CAA and 'facilitating' infiltrators for vote bank politics, emphasising that refugees should apply for citizenship without apprehension. "Mamata Didi is misleading people about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). She is saying that if you fill out the application, you will lose your citizenship. Why is she against refugees obtaining citizenship? Today, I have come to tell you that all the refugees should fill out the application without any fear, everyone will be given citizenship," he said.

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Dispelling some of the darkness of 11 months of conflict and continuing uncertainty, Nganthoibi is one of the 200 babies born to displaced women who have taken shelter in different relief camps across the state. "When I held my twins in my arms, all my miseries melted away," a 26-year-old woman at a relief camp in Kakching district said, requesting not to be identified or photographed.

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IIM-Ahmedabad is among the top 25 institutions globally for business and management studies while IIM-Bangalore and IIM-Calcutta are among the top 50, according to the QS Wolrd University Rankings by Subject. Jawaharlal Nehru University is the highest-ranked university in India in the coveted rankings announced by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the London-based higher education analytics firm.

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Union Minister of State for Information Technology and Electronics Rajeev Chandrasekhar has sent a legal notice to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor accusing him of making defamatory statements against the BJP leader on a TV channel recently. The notice has claimed that the statements by Tharoor were made with an intent to harm Chandrasekhar's reputation and image and that his remarks also disrespected the entire Christian community of Thiruvananthapuram and its leaders by accusing them of engaging in cash-for-votes activities.

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Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole said he escaped unhurt after a truck hit his car in Bhandara district of the state, with his party alleging that it was an attempt on his life. In a video message, Patole said, "Yesterday, a truck tried to hit our car intentionally near Bhandara. We were unhurt, but the vehicle got damaged badly. I am safe due to the blessings of people. We have filed a police complaint and the police will find out whether it is sabotage or something else."

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Germany defended itself against accusations that its arms sales to Israel were abetting genocide in the Gaza Strip, arguing at the International Court of Justice that most of the equipment it has supplied since Oct. 7 was nonlethal and that it has also been one of the largest donors of humanitarian aid to Palestinians. Debate over Israel’s war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip has been muted in Germany, whose leadership calls support for Israel a 'Staatsräson,' a national reason for existence, and where people have historically been reluctant to question that support publicly.

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