According to sources, the raids were underway at both the business as well as residential premises of the promoters of Dainik Bhaskar in Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and some places in Maharashtra also.
Prima facie, it appears to be a classification not founded on intelligible differentia nor it is found to have a rational relation/nexus to the object sought to be achieved by such classification, namely, containment and further spread of COVID-19 pandemic, noted the apex court.
The Bench said the affidavit submitted by the State of Kerala discloses a sorry state of affairs and does not in any real manner safeguard the right to health guaranteed to the citizens under Article 21
At the given point of time, the fear of a third wave of COVID-19 pandemic looms large over all Indians, therefore, the authorities shall reconsider allowing this traditional pilgrimage at all for compelling religious reasons, observed the apex court
The Supreme Court bench said that “We direct the UPSC to disclose the number of candidates who would qualify for the interview from amongst the candidates involved in the present petitions and similarly placed persons.”
A three judges Supreme Court bench headed by Justice U U Lalit while hearing the petition have issued notice to Central Bureau of Investigation, State of Karnataka and asked to file an affidavit within 7 days.
Adv Shashank Shekhar Jha filed the plea in Supreme Court seeking a National Investigation Agency to probe into Congress Parties alleged "tool kit" to tarnish the image of Prime Minister Modi & Centre over handling of Covid pandemic.
The Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) post-victory evolution in West Bengal has happened quickly and in Technicolor. The BJP’s former Union minister Babul Supriyo, who had lost all bearing in his party after his defeat, has joined the TMC.