Delhi LIVE news today: HC quashes four FIRs over Northeast Delhi riots

Delhi LIVE news today: HC quashes four FIRs over Northeast Delhi riots

Delhi LIVE news today, Delhi weather, Delhi Covid: Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat has adjourned the case against JNU student Sharjeel Imam in the Northeast Delhi riots for further hearing to September 4.

Delhi LIVE News Today: Ruling that five separate FIRs cannot be registered for the same incident as it is contrary to the laws laid down by the Supreme Court, the Delhi High Court has quashed four FIRs registered by Delhi Police in a fire incident during the Northeast Delhi riots at Maujpur last year. The police had booked the same accused in five different cases in March 2020.

Meanwhile, the while arguing for framing of charges against JNU student Sharjeel Imam in the riots UAPA case, the prosecution told a court that his speeches give a clear indication that Muslims have no hope and his alleged call to burn detention camps was not peaceful. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat has adjourned the matter for further hearing to September 4.

Delhi riots: Sharjeel Imam’s speeches indicated Muslims have no hope, prosecution tells court
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JNU student groups, teachers’ association slam VC for ‘holistic’ statement on counter-terrorism course

On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 36 fresh Covid cases and zero deaths, with the positivity rate standing at 0.06 percent.

Delhi news LIVE today: 36 fresh Covid cases recorded, zero deaths; HC quashes four FIRs by Delhi police related to NE riots. Follow for more LIVE updates.

Indian Youth Congress stages protest in front of Petroleum Ministry against rising fuel prices
The youth wing of the Congress marched from the IYC office on the Raisina Road in New Delhi and were stopped by a police barricade in front of Shastri Bhawan where the Petroleum Ministry is housed.

“The Modi government came to power by showing big dreams to the citizens. But today, it has become difficult for the poor to purchase expensive cooking gas cylinders,” IYC president Srinivas B V was quoted as saying by PTI. “Inflation is rising persistently and the price of LPG cylinder is soon going to cross Rs 1,000. The prices of petrol and diesel are also on fire,” he said.

Delhi riots: Sharjeel Imam’s speeches indicated Muslims have no hope, prosecution tells court
While arguing for framing of charges against JNU student Sharjeel Imam in a northeast Delhi riots UAPA case, the prosecution told a court that his speeches give a clear indication that Muslims have no hope and his alleged call to burn detention camps was not peaceful.

On Thursday, Prasad began the hearing by reading out a speech delivered by Imam on January 22 in Asansol. The SPP told the court Imam has “made it abundantly clear that CAA or NRC is not the issue.” “The issues were triple talaq, Kashmir for which the mobilisation was happening. Also in past speeches, he has given a clear indication that everything is over, as Muslims you have no hope,” Prasad told the court.

The SPP submitted that Imam was challenging the sovereignty of the Indian government. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat who adjourned the matter for further hearing to September 4. Read more.

Delhi: AIIMS Unions threaten to go on strike from October 25
All three employee unions of AIIMS Delhi have sent a notice to the hospital administration threatening to go on indefinite strike from October 25 if their 47-point charter of demands is not met.

The heads of the Nurses Union, Karamchari Union and Officers Association wrote in their notice that they have had several meetings with authorities but they have not yielded conclusive results. Read more

1 in 3 children in Delhi experience shortness of breath; over 50% report allergic symptoms: study
Asthma and allergic symptoms were higher among children in Delhi when compared to kids in Kottayam and Mysuru, where average PM2.5 levels are lower, according to a recent study.

The study was conducted by Lung Care Foundation and Pulmocare Research and Education Foundation, both not-for-profit organisations working in the field of respiratory diseases and lung health.

A total of 3,157 children in the age groups of 13 -14 and 16- 17, all from private schools, were surveyed as part of the study. Read more

Delhi: Over 2.4 lakh people fined since April for not wearing masks in public
The Delhi Police have issued challans to more than 2.4 lakh people in the last four months for not wearing masks in public places.

The police on Thursday said they have been prosecuting people since April 19 this year, when the second wave of Covid-19 hit the national capital. Violators may have to pay fines to upto Rs 2,000. Read more

Northeast Delhi riots: Can’t register five FIRs for same incident, HC quashes four by Delhi Police
Ruling that five separate FIRs cannot be registered for the same incident as it is contrary to the laws laid down by the Supreme Court, the Delhi High Court has quashed four FIRs registered by Delhi Police in a fire incident during the Northeast Delhi riots at Maujpur last year. The police had booked the same accused in five different cases in March 2020.

While allowing the police to proceed with only one of the five FIRs registered at Jaffrabad police station, Justice Subramonium Prasad said chargesheets filed in the five cases show that they are more or less identical and the accused are also the same.

“However, if there is any material that has been found against the accused the same can be placed on record in FIR No.106/2020,” it said. Read more

Tax waiver for houses up to 50 square metres in a week’s time: North MCD
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) proposal to exempt houses measuring up to 50 square metres from paying property tax will kick off in a week, said standing committee chairperson Jogi Ram Jain.

The proposal, passed from the house of North MCD, is also believed to be aimed at garnering support for the BJP in the civic elections scheduled early next year.

Jain said that the proposal would be notified in a day or two and then go to the IT department so that changes can be made on the website as per new rules. “It will be done in a week,” he said. Read more

Adult films case: Delhi court asks cops for action taken report on filing of FIR against Raj Kundra, Shilpa Shetty & 5 others
A Delhi court has directed the police to submit an action taken report (ATR) in an application seeking registration of an FIR against businessman Raj Kundra and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty among others for allegedly misappropriating Rs 41 lakh for production and circulation of adult movies.

Metropolitan Magistrate Mansi Malik asked Delhi Police to submit the report on November 9.

The complainant in the case, Artec Builders LLP, through its partner Vishal Goel, filed the application seeking registration of the FIR against Kundra, Shetty and five other people who are the directors and promoters at Vivaan Industries Ltd. Read more

Delhi rains: Waterlogging shows corruption in DJB and PWD, says Delhi BJP spokesperson
The condition of waterlogging after the rain shows that there has been corruption in DJB and PWD, says Delhi BJP. Spokesperson Praveen Shanker Kapoor demands CBI inquiry in the works undertaken for cleaning of drains in Delhi.

Anil Deshmukh’s lawyer to appear before Rouse Avenue Court today
Former Maharashtra Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh’s lawyer, Anand Daga will be produced before Rouse Avenue court shortly by CBI in connection with the alleged leak of an official report on its investigation into allegations of policemen being coerced by Deshmukh to collect bribes on his behalf.

JNU ‘counter-terrorism’ course: Executive Council to take a decision today
The Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Executive Council will take a decision on the new counter-terrorism terrorism course today.

JNU student groups, teachers’ association slam VC for ‘holistic’ statement on counter-terrorism course
Several Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student groups and teachers’ associations have slammed vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar for calling the new counter-terrorism course to be taught to engineering students “holistic”. Kumar had Wednesday said the criticism of it was “needless controversy” without going into the “academic merits” of the course.

The Indian Express had reported Monday that the course titled ‘Counter Terrorism, Asymmetric Conflicts and Strategies for Cooperation among Major Powers’ was passed in the academic council, allegedly without discussion, on August 17. The course asserts that “Jihadi terrorism’ is the only form of “fundamentalist-religious terrorism”, and that the erstwhile Soviet Union and China were the “predominant state-sponsors of terrorism” that influenced “radical Islamic states”. Read more

Delhi residents witness heavy rainfall today morning
Residents of Delhi woke up to heavy showers on Thursday, a day after the Capital received the highest September rainfall in 19 years. Over the last two days, Delhi has been seeing heavy rainfall starting from early in the morning and continuing for hours, leading to a major waterlogging issue and heavy traffic.

Delhi Covid: 36 fresh cases recorded, zero deaths
Delhi recorded 36 fresh Covid cases and zero deaths on Wednesday, with the positivity rate standing at 0.06 percent. The capital has been recording no Covid-related fatalities for the past few days.

Record rain in 19 yrs, Delhi left floundering

Delhi-NCR witnessed heavy rainfall Wednesday and recorded the highest single-day rainfall for September in the past 19 years. A total of 112.1 mm of rainfall was recorded at the IMD’s Safdarjung observatory — representative of the capital — between 8.30 am on Tuesday and 8.30 am on Wednesday.

The last time Delhi saw higher rainfall than this in September was in 2002: September 13 logged 126.8 mm, as per IMD data.

The Safdarjung station recorded 75.6 mm between 8.30 am and 11.30 am. The Palam observatory recorded the highest figure in the morning with 78.2 mm, while the Lodhi Road station registered 75.4 mm. The intensity of rainfall fell through the day, with the Safdarjung observatory logging only around 0.6 mm between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm. The IMD categorises rainfall between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm as ‘heavy’ rainfall.

The city saw record-breaking rainfall on August 21 as well, which saw the highest single day rainfall for August in 14 years.

This monsoon, June recorded deficit rainfall, receiving only around half of the amount that is considered normal for the month. The Safdarjung station recorded only 34.8 mm against a normal of 65.5 mm.

For the past two years, total rainfall at Safdarjung for September has been much lower than the single-day rainfall recorded between 8.30 am on August 31 and 8.30 am on September 1. In 2020, for instance, September only received 20.9 mm of rainfall, while in 2019, the entire month recorded a total of 74.1 mm at Safdarjung.

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