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SC issues contempt notice to comedian Kunal Kamra, cartoonist Rachita Taneja



The Supreme Court on Friday issued contempt notices to comedian Kunal Kamra and cartoonist Rachita Taneja and has given them six weeks to respond for their criticism of the apex court in the tweets.

The top court has given them six weeks to respond in the separate cases however, the court has exempted them from personal appearances.

A three-judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah issued the notice asking them explain why contempt action should not be taken against them for ‘scandalising the judiciary.’

Advocate Nishant R Katneshwarkar, who appeared for one of the petitioners read out the letter of Attorney General K K Venugopal who had granted the consent for ignition of primal content proceedings against comedian Kunal Kamra. The court asked the lawyer to not read the alleged tweets by comedian Kamra in the open court, saying they have already gone through Venugopal’s letter on the issue.

Kunal Kamra faces the contempt charges over his tweets directed at the top court for granting bail to Republic TV’s anchor Arnab Goswami after his arrest in a abetment to suicide case. Eight people had filed cases against him for his tweets.

Earlier this month, A-G K K Venugopal gave consent for contempt charges against cartoonist Rachita Taneja for her illustrations on the apex court. A-G Venugopal said that the illustrations was ‘gross insinuation’ against the top court of the country and ‘audacious assault and insult to the institution.’

Cartoonist Taneja tweeted an illustration on SC granting bail to Arnab Goswami. The same bench took note of the fact that Attorney General K K Venugopal has consented to the plea filed by a law student.

Foe contempt proceedings against a person, the consent of either the attorney general or the solicitor general is needed.

A-G Venugopal had said that comedian Kamra’s tweet were ‘in bad taste’ and ‘crossed the line between humour and contempt.’

Comedian Kamra had put out a statement addressed to judges and said, “My view hasn’t changed because the silence of the Supreme Court of India on matters of other’s personal liberty cannot go uncriticized. I don’t intend to retract my tweets or apologise for them. I believe they speak for themselves.”



Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest



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The bones of Shraddha found by the Delhi Police in the forest of Mehrauli belong to the back part of the body. About 10 such body parts have been found so far, including the reed bone. Apart from this, some bones have also been recovered from the drain.

Delhi Police has received 10 parts of the body including the lower part of the spinal cord. The police have also found blood stains in the kitchen of the flat, whose samples have been sent for examination to find out whose the blood stains are.

Aftab had cleaned the fridge with chemicals so that when caught, he could spoil the forensic investigation. Delhi Police will soon call Shraddha’s father for a DNA sample. After which blood sample and bone sample will be sent to FLS, after which FSL will do a DNA test.

After the investigation so far, the police suspect that Shraddha’s body was dismembered in the bathroom after the murder. Along with this, the accused used to leave the water running from the shower so that the dead body could be easily cut and blood flowed. The FSL team along with Aftab was present during the investigation at his flat.

Source: Aajtak

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Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!



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After the passing of half of November, there is a rapid change in the weather. The country’s capital Delhi is feeling cold in the morning and evening, while the temperature is rising in the afternoon. However, a change in the weather can be seen in the coming days. According to IMD, the cold may increase in Delhi from tomorrow i.e. 17 November with a drop in temperature.

Delhi’s temperature condition

According to weather experts, in the next few days, icy winds will blow in the northwest direction, due to which Delhi’s temperature will drop and the cold will increase. Talking about the temperature, on November 17, the minimum temperature can be 12 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature can be 27 degree Celsius. Two days ago i.e. on November 15, the minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees and the maximum temperature was 30 degrees. At the same time, there is a possibility of further decline in it for the next two days. On November 18, the minimum temperature can reach 11 °C and the maximum temperature can reach 26 °C.


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In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy



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After the 15-day-expansion by the Delhi government to select for the power subsidy scheme finished Tuesday, just three lakh individuals applied during the augmentation time frame. From September 14 till Tuesday night, 37,13,179 individuals applied to keep on benefiting from the subsidy scheme.

In spite of the fact that authorities are guaranteeing that a decent level of individuals has applied, the information shows a distinction of around 10 lakh customers when contrasted with a year ago. As per the information, around 46.8 lakh individuals profited from the advantage under the plan in 2021-22.

“This was the normal number of individuals who get the advantage, and the people who go under the 200 unit class probably applied. Likewise, the number varies as a few purchasers get the financed bill during winters and the number descends in summer as individuals use ACs, coolers, and fans,” said a senior authority from the power office.

He added that individuals who got sponsored bills under 400 units during winter should not have applied. “In any case, they can, in any case, apply before their next charging cycle and profit from the subsidy scheme,” said the official.

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