Cong’s Win Over BJP’s Negative Politics, Says Sonia
Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday described the party’s good showing in the assembly poll in three Hindi heartland states as a victory over the BJP’s “negative politics”.
SC Adjourns Hearing on Actor Dileep’s Appeal
The Supreme Court adjourned the hearing on an appeal of Malayalam actor Dileep, seeking a copy of the digital evidence of the alleged assault of an actress, in which he is facing trial.
SC Allows Punjab & Haryana DGPs to Continue in Office
The Supreme Court allowed Punjab and Haryana DGPs to continue in office till January 31 next year, reported PTI.
Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case: Will File Chargesheet Soon, CBI Tells SC
CBI told the Supreme Court that chargesheet was ready in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case and that it will be filed soon. The agency said that it is in the process of filing 21 chargesheets, reported ANI.
Pakistan Rejects US Blacklisting over Religious Freedom Violations
Pakistan on Wednesday rejected as “unilateral and politically motivated” the US’ decision to place it on its annual list of nations that infringe on religious freedom.
The Trump administration on Tuesday designated Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia and seven others as countries of particular concern for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom.” “Pakistan rejects the US State Department’s unilateral and politically motivated pronouncement released in the context of its annual religious freedom report,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.
Shaktikanta Das to Take Charge as RBI Guv at 10 am
Shaktikanta Das will take charge as RBI Governor at 10 am today, reported ANI.
ED Raids Politically Motivated: Robert Vadra
Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Rabert Vadra reacted to the ED raids claiming that they were “totally false and politically motivated.”
“We have replied to every notice. But my family is under stress, mother is unwell. My premises was ransacked and locks broken. Everything should be done legally, we have always been cooperating,” said Vadra.
Film & Television Directors’ Association Suspends Sajid Khan
The Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association suspended Sajid Khan for one year over sexual harassment complaints against him, reported ANI.
5 Dead in Church Mass Shooting in Brazil
A gunman shot and killed four people at a church in Brazil on Tuesday, 11 December, before turning the gun on himself, media reported.
The shooting took place at the Campinas Cathedral in Sao Paulo state as a midday mass was in progress, a spokesman for the local fire department told Globo TV news.
French Police Ending Lockdowns in Shooting Area
Strasbourg police are starting to release thousands of people confined in buildings in the area of a deadly terrorist attack near the French city’s Christmas market.
An Associated Press photographer was among about 5,000 people in a basketball stadium at the time of the Tuesday night shooting when everyone was ordered to lock down and stay inside. He described stupefaction among the crowd, which included some families.