04:12 pm On Monday, the Bombay High Court adjourned the hearing to January in a plea calling for a central investigation in the Vidarbha multi-crore irrigation scam and opposed the clearance of the Maharashtra anti-corruption office (ACB) to NCP chief Ajit Pawar. ACB, in its affidavits submitted to the high court in November, ruled out the involvement of Ajit Pawar of the Nationalist Congress Party, then chairman of the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC), in the scandal. The affidavit relates to several charges against Pawar, who was the water resource minister between 1999 and 2009, including the three-month increase cost of Rs 17,700 crore in 32 irrigation projects in Vidarbha.
04:12 pm In the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly Elections, 2019, voting for 15 constituencies is currently underway. Five phases of Jharkhand elections are taking place. There are 6,101 polling stations in total where today voters are going to exercise their franchise. Of these, 587 was classified as ' critical ' and ' 405 ' in the Naxal-affected region were classified as ' sensitive, ' the Election Commission (EC) said.
03:12 pm New Delhi: Delhi's Tis Hazari court today convicted ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in the Unnao rape case. Another accused was acquitted by the court-Shashi Singh. It is expected that sentencing will take place on 19 December. The girl's rape, then a minor, took place in 2017. The case soon became a tale of police callousness, bureaucratic incompetence, and bullying by a politician who seemed to enjoy leniency at every move of a young girl and her vulnerable family; amid sharp criticism, the ruling party punished for rape just one year after his conviction.
01:12 pm New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed for calm as protest turned violent on Sunday as a protest against the new law on citizenship. In the New Friends Colony area of the city, demonstrators reportedly torched three buses as they clashed with cops who fired tear gas at the crowd. "No one should indulge in violence. Any kind of violence is unacceptable. Protests should remain peaceful," Kejriwal said.
01:12 pm New Delhi: Bollywood actress Payal Rohatgi was arrested by a local court in Rajasthan this morning and sent to eight-day judicial custody. On Sunday, a Rajasthan Police team detained Ms Rohatgi in connection with an allegedly offensive video on social media against the Nehru-Gandhi family. For content against Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and other members of the family, Ms Rohatgi was booked under the IT Act on October 10. She had been served a notice earlier this month and was directed to furnish a reply in that regard.
09:12 am New Delhi: All Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) detained students were released from the police stations of Kalkaji and New Friends Colony, the Delhi Police said Monday in a statement.JMI and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students held a Sunday midnight demonstration at Delhi Police Headquarters, ITO, to protest the alleged abuse of police personnel on Sunday at the JMI campus. "All students detained from Kalkaji and New Friends Colony have been released," a statement by Delhi Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) MS Randhawa read, "Delhi Police also appealed to the protesters to end their protest. Buses have also been arranged to drop the protesters. Injured students will also be released after treatment."The Delhi Minorities Commission had earlier issued an order to release all injured Jamia Millia students held at the police station at the SHO Kalkai Police Station. The Commission also asked the police to send the injured students to a reputable hospital for treatment. "SHO Kalkaji will be responsible for any problems in the students ' injuries.
07:12 pm New Delhi: A protest march held by students of Jamia Millia Islamia in South Delhi against the Citizenship Law ended in violence this evening, making the posh New Friends Colony a war zone. Three buses were set ablaze, batons and teargas were used and the police were seen chasing protesters through the streets. Two firemen and one police officer were wounded and the riots destroyed one fire engine. Metro operations — Jamia Millia Islamia University is on the Magenta Line of the city — have been affected, with the entrance and exit gates of Sukhdev Vihar Station, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh and Ashram Station Gate No.3, closed.