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Gauri Lankesh Murder Case: SIT arrests two from Hubli

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Bengaluru, July 23: The Karnataka Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Sunday arrested two more people in connection with the journalist Gauri Lankesh murder case. 

With this, the total number of those arrested in the case reached to nine.

Earlier on Saturday, the seventh suspect Mohan Nayak was held by the SIT from Karnataka’s Dakshin Kannada district.

He was sent to a six-day police custody by a local court.

Last month, the sixth person Parshuram Waghmare was arrested from Sindhagi in Vijaypura by the probing team.

Waghmare, the prime suspect was reportedly confessed to his crime and said that he killed the journalist to save ‘his religion’.

Probe team had said that Wagmare was recruited to kill Gauri and he was trained to use an air pistol with 500 rounds in Belgaum for months before the murder. According to sources, the same weapon was used to shoot Lankesh, and rationalists Govind Pansare and M M Kalburgi as per the forensic reports.

The gun is yet to be traced and police suspect that the weapon is given to the shooter just before the act of crime and is taken back from him as soon as the murder was committed.

Prior to this,  five persons- K. T. Naveen Kumar alias Hotte Manja, Amol Kale, Manohar Edve, Sujeeth Kumar alias Praveen and Amit Degvekar were also nabbed in the case.

Gauri Lankesh, an editor of Kannada weekly Lankesh Patrike, was shot dead outside her residence in Bengaluru on September 5, 2017.

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Bilkis from Shaheen Bagh is TIME magazine’s hundred most influential people of 2020

Bilkis gave hope and strength to activists and student leaders who were being thrown behind bars for standing up for the unpopular truth in a democracy that was sliding into authoritarianism, and inspired peaceful copycat protests across the country.

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When I first met Bilkis, she sat in the midst of a crowd, surrounded by young women who were protesting with placards displaying verses of revolution. With prayer beads in one hand and the national flag in the other, Bilkis became the voice of the marginalized in India, an 82-year-old who would sit at a protest site from 8 a.m. to midnight.

She had been sitting there ever since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government passed the Citizenship Amendment Act, which could block Muslims from citizenship in the country, in December, and she continued through the cold winter. Bilkis, along with thousands of women who joined her in Shaheen Bagh, a neighborhood in New Delhi, became the symbol of resistance in a nation where the voices of women and minorities were being systematically drowned out by the majoritarian politics of the Modi regime. Bilkis gave hope and strength to activists and student leaders who were being thrown behind bars for standing up for the unpopular truth in a democracy that was sliding into authoritarianism, and inspired peaceful copycat protests across the country.

She said to me as a parting note: “I will sit here till blood stops flowing in my veins so the children of this country and the world breathe the air of justice and equality.” Bilkis deserves recognition so the world acknowledges the power of resistance against tyranny.

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Rajya Sabha adjourns Sine Die, eight days ahead of schedule

A week ahead of schedule, the Rajya Sabha is set to adjourn after the government business is complete, considering the safety of parliamentarians in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases

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  • Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die. Monsoon Session, that was scheduled to go on till October 1st, cut short in the wake of COVID19 pandemic.
  • The Lok Sabha will be adjourned sine die today, eight days ahead of the scheduled end of the monsoon session.

A week ahead of schedule, the Rajya Sabha is set to adjourn on Wednesday after the government business is complete, considering the safety of parliamentarians in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the country.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V. Muraleedharan informed the Upper House.

He said, “I have to inform the members that the government has decided to recommend the adjournment of the House sine die today. But some important legislative business passed by the Lok Sabha has to be disposed off before adjournment of the House sine die.”

The House was witnessing a boycott from the opposition, and the benches were empty even as the government passed Bills in the House on Tuesday.

As all the major Bills, including those replacing ordinances, were passed by both the Houses on Tuesday, political party sources and secretariat officials indicated that both the Houses will curtail their proceedings on Wednesday — a week before the scheduled conclusion of the session.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla’s special announcement to hold the lower House proceedings at 6 p.m. on Wednesday — three hours later than the scheduled time — also signalled the plan to cut short the session which was set to conclude on October 1.

“I want to inform the members that the proceedings of the House will begin from 6 p.m. on Wednesday,” Birla announced after the House unanimously passed the Jammu and Kashmir Official Language Bill, 2020.

Sources said the Lower House is likely to adjourn its proceedings after taking up a few matters, including Zero hour.

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Airlines on verge of collapse, may shut if situation doesn’t improve: GoAir to SC

SC deferred the hearing of the case for refund of air tickets booked during lockdown period till September 25

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New Delhi: A day after aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) informed the Supreme Court (SC) that passengers who booked tickets during lockdown are eligible for refunds, the government recommended that airlines pay 0.5% interest for delayed refunds.

While both Vistara and AirAsia opposed the levy of interest stating that many of their customers prefer credit shell, country’s largest airline IndiGo said it refunded the tickets for the lockdown period in full.

The government also said it is open to considering the interest of any particular segment of passengers if adversely affected.

New Delhi: A day after aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) informed the Supreme Court (SC) that passengers who booked tickets during lockdown are eligible for refunds, the government recommended that airlines pay 0.5% interest for delayed refunds.

While both Vistara and AirAsia opposed the levy of interest stating that many of their customers prefer credit shell, country’s largest airline IndiGo said it refunded the tickets for the lockdown period in full.

The government also said it is open to considering the interest of any particular segment of passengers if adversely affected.

Meanwhile, GoAir pleaded with the apex court that many airlines were on the brink of collapse and might shut down if If the situation doesn’t improve.

SC has deferred the hearing on airlines’ fare refund case for September 25.

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