“It is patriarchal and sexist to suggest that a woman cannot be believed when she states that she was raped merely because she is sexually active,” said Justice DY Chandrachud.
The two-judge bench of Justices Chandrachud and Hima Kohli directed the Union Health Ministry to ensure that survivors are not subjected to the ‘un-scientific’ method going forward.
“This court has time and again deprecated the use of two finger test in cases alleging rape and sexual assault. It re-victimises and re-traumatises women. The two-finger test must not be conducted,” said Justice Chandrachud, reading out the judgement.
India’s apex court also directed the Centre to ensure that curriculums at medical schools are revisited to ensure that the two finger test is not prescribed as one of the procedures to be adopted while examining survivors of sexual assault and rape.
!1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates
NCP chief Sharad Pawar admitted in Mumbai hospital after health deteriorates
Delhi reported 299 cases of Dengue in the past week. So far, 2175 cases & no deaths of dengue have been reported, this year.
Delhi reported 299 cases of Dengue in the past week. So far, 2175 cases & no deaths of dengue have been reported,… https://t.co/oYkZx4ym0C
— ANI (@ANI) 1667204039000
China launches 2nd lab module Mengtian for its space station
China on Monday launched a lab module called Mengtian to be part of its space station currently under construction. It was launched by Long March-5B Y4, one of China’s biggest rockets from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on the coast of the southern island province of Hainan.
UPI free but banks put limits as norms clash
Even as transactions under Unified Payments Interface race towards the billion-a-day goal, a potential conflict brews between norms that require UPI to be free and RBI rules that allow banks to limit the number of withdrawals in a savings account. According to a report, this conflict can be overcome if the RBI takes over the costs of UPI payments just as it absorbs cost-of-currency transactions.
Baseline Ventures signs Commonwealth medalist Vinesh Phogat
Sports marketing firm Baseline Ventures has onboarded one of India’s leading female grapplers, Vinesh Phogat and will exclusively represent all commercial rights for her. The only Indian female wrestler to win multiple medals at the World Wrestling Championships, Phogat is part of the illustrious Phogat family who have produced some of India’s finest wrestlers to date.
“Happy to inform that Ranipur Tiger Reserve in UP has become 53rd tiger reserve of India. Spread over 529.36 sq km (core area230.32 sq km&buffer area 299.05 sq km), the new tiger reserve will strengthen our tiger conservation efforts,” tweets Union Environment Min Bhupender Yadav
Congratulations all! Happy to inform that Ranipur Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh has become the 53rd tiger reserve… https://t.co/jgUqhUMXn5
— Bhupender Yadav (@byadavbjp) 1667190922000
China launches 2nd lab module for its space station: Report
PM Modi congratulates Lula da Silva on winning Brazil poll
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on winning the presidential elections in Brazil, and said he looked forward to working closely together to further deepen and widen bilateral relations between the two countries. The Brazilian leader defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to become the country’s next president.The PMO posted a tweet quoting Modi, “Congratulations to @LulaOficial on winning the Presidential elections in Brazil. I look forward to working closely together to further deepen and widen our bilateral relations, as also our cooperation on global issues.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Morbi, Gujarat tomorrow, 1st November
Basic education should be imparted in local language, I urge students to keep their native language and dialect alive
– Amit Shah
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai after his health deteriorated. He is likely to be discharged on November 2. After that, he will participate in party’s camps that will be held in Shirdi on Nov 4-5: NCP
Prime Minister and Home Minister have given assurance that big projects will come to Maharashtra. The state will further develop
– Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde
MHA declares ‘Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal-2022’ on Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary for 4 operations
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday declared ‘Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal-2022’ for four special operations conducted by the security forces in areas of terrorism, border action, arms control, prevention of narcotics smuggling and rescue operations. A total of 63 police officers having different ranks from Constable to Additional Director General of Police have been awarded the ‘Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal-2022’ on Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary.
12 members of Rajkot BJP MP’s family dead in Morbi bridge collapse
Twelve family members of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Rajkot Mohanbhai Kundariya died in the suspension bridge collapse incident in Gujarat’s Morbi on Sunday. The personal assistant of the BJP MP told that 12 members of the family of Kundaria’s sister died in the Morbi bridge collapse incident. “Among the dead, there are five children,” he said.
L&T Construction secures EPC orders worth Rs 1,000-2,500 cr in Saudi Arabia
Larsen & Toubro’s Power Transmission & Distribution business has secured multiple engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) orders worth Rs 1,000-2,500 crore in the current quarter to build transmission lines and substations in Saudi Arabia. L&T Construction will undertake engineering, design, procurement and construction of more than 400KM of 380kV overhead transmission lines and a new 230kV gas-insulated substation with associated automation and protection systems, the company said in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges on Monday.
Congress party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed from Shadnagar in Telangana today
#WATCH | Congress party's Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed from Shadnagar in Telangana today. https://t.co/VEYtkKxYSh
— ANI (@ANI) 1667197707000
Nine people detained by Guj Admin on Morbi tragedy
Congress party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed from Shadnagar in Telangana today
#WATCH | Congress party's Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed from Shadnagar in Telangana today. https://t.co/VEYtkKxYSh
— ANI (@ANI) 1667197707000
Ukrainian officials report a barrage of Russian strikes on critical infrastructure in Kyiv, Kharkiv and other key cities
TMC has scant regard for judiciary: Rijiju
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday hit back at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her remarks that democratic powers are being seized by a “section of people”, saying her Trinamool Congress has established ‘Rule by TMC law’ replacing the ‘Rule of Law.’ Urging the judiciary and leaders in different fields to “save democracy”, the chief minister said at a programme in Kolkata on Sunday that if this trend continues, then a day will come when a presidential form of government will be brought in the country.
Delhi University releases second list of seat allocation for UG programmes
The Delhi University has released the second list of seat allocation for undergraduate programmes and a total of 145 candidates on it have already accepted the college and programme allotted to them, an official said Monday. “We released the list around 1 am on Monday. Students can go to their dashboard to accept the seat they have been allotted,” Delhi University Registrar Vikas Gupta told PTI over the phone.
Wearing seat belt for all car passengers to become compulsory in Mumbai from tomorrow
Wearing seat belt for all passengers in a car will become compulsory from tomorrow (November 1). The Mumbai Police on October 14 had issued an order notifying that wearing seat belts will be compulsory for car drivers and passengers from November 1, 2022.Mumbai police had said that passengers found not wearing a safety belt will be punished as per rules from tomorrow. The Traffic Police had given time to all vehicle owners who did not have seat-belt facility in their vehicle to get it it install by October 31.
Gujarat bridge collapse: Kejriwal’s roadshow in Haryana’s Adampur cancelled
Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s roadshow in Haryana’s Adampur on Monday for the upcoming bypolls has been cancelled in view of the Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat, a senior party leader said. Kejriwal was to take out a roadshow in Adampur, a day before the campaigning ends for the November 3 bypolls there. “Arvind ji’s roadshow on Monday stands cancelled in view of the Gujarat bridge collapse tragedy,” party’s Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Gupta, who is party’s Haryana affairs incharge, told PTI. The bypolls were necessitated after Kuldeep Bishnoi, the younger son of former chief minister Bhajan Lal, resigned as MLA from the seat and switched sides from the Congress to the BJP in August.
Morbi Bridge Collapse: Death toll rises to 132, rescue operation underway
#WATCH via ANI Multimedia | #MorbiBridgeCollapse: Death toll rises to 132, rescue operation underway https://t.co/R7zpzfe1nv
— ANI (@ANI) 1667196484000
Bengaluru car driver kills motorbike pillion rider while attempting to navigate potholes
A car driver in Yelahanka lost control while navigating potholes and ended up causing the death of a motorbike pillion rider, say local cops. Harshad Shah, the pillion rider, sustained grievous head injuries leading to his death while the driver of the bike, Rahul, too suffered serious injuries and is undergoing treatment.
Foxconn Says Reports Of About 20,000 Staff In Zhengzhou Park Diagnosed With Covid-19 Is False
Gujarat bridge collapse: Congress demands probe headed by retired SC or HC judge
The Congress on Monday demanded a probe headed by a retired Supreme Court or High Court judge into the Morbi suspension bridge collapse in Gujarat. The Opposition party also sought financial and medical assistance from the government to all those affected. Over 130 people have died in the bridge collapse. The more than a century-old bridge, which had reopened five days back after extensive repairs and renovation, was crammed with people when it collapsed Sunday evening.
POCSO & IPC prevail over personal laws: Karnataka HC
In two separate cases, the Karnataka High Court (HC) has held that the POCSO Act and IPC override Muslim personal law regarding age of marriage. In the first case, the HC rejected the contention that “under Mohammedan Law, the puberty is the consideration for marriage and normal puberty age is treated as 15 years and hence, no commission of offence under Section 9 and 10 of the Child Marriage Restrain Act,” was committed.
Two finger test is patriarchal : Supreme Court
Breaking:"Two finger test is patriarchal: #SupremeCourt https://t.co/qCX5RXbbcw
— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) 1667194374000
Air quality in Delhi remains in “very poor” category
Air quality in Delhi remained in the “very poor” category today with an overall air quality index (AQI) staying above 300. The national capital also recorded a dip in minimum temperature at 15 degrees Celsius, which was a notch below the season’s average temperature in this period. The Centre’s air quality panel has already banned the construction and demolition activities in the Delhi-NCR and other curbs under stage III of the Graded Response Action Plan due to recent surge in pollution levels. GRAP is a set of anti-air pollution measures followed in the capital and its vicinity according to the severity of the situation.
Enemies trying to break India’s unity, we need to stand firm against such attempts: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said said that enemies were trying to break India’s unity and the country should stand firm against any such attempts. After paying tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Kevadia in Gujarat on his birth anniversary, Modi remembered those who died in Sunday’s Morbi bridge collapse incident and got emotional. “I am in Kevadia, but my heart goes out to those who died in the Morbi Bridge collapse tragedy,” he said. At least 132 people died after the suspension bridge collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi city on Sunday evening.
India records 1,326 fresh COVID-19 cases, eight deaths in the last 24 hours
India’s COVID-19 case tally rose to 4,46,53,592 on the back of 1,326 fresh infections, with active cases declining to 17,912, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. Eight more deaths have pushed total casualties to 5,29,024; five of these deaths were reported from the state of Kerala. Active cases make up 0.04% of total infections, with the recovery rate rising to 98.78%.
Like UP, Uttarakhand, Goa, we’ll repeat our govt in Himachal & Gujarat. AAP should look at their (govt) in Punjab. Corruption is at its peak in Punjab. Their Delhi’s Health min is in jail due to corruption & Arvind Kejriwal is kingpin in liquor scam
– Union Min A Thakur
PM Narendra Modi to pay tributes to Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary, inaugurate development projects in Gujarat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Statue of Unity at Kevadia in Gujarat on Patel’s birth anniversary on Monday, as per government officials. Patel’s birth anniversary is observed as the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day. Modi will also visit Tharad town in Banaskantha district later in the day to inaugurate or perform ground-breaking for various projects in the parched region, mostly related to water supply, worth Rs 8,000 crore, according to government officials.
China’s factory, services activity skids on persistent COVID curbs
China’s factory activity unexpectedly fell in October, weighed by softening global demand and strict domestic COVID-19 curbs, which hit production, travel and shipping in the world’s second-largest economy. While China’s economic growth beat expectations in the third quarter, persistent COVID-19 curbs, a prolonged property slump and global recession risks are clouding a more robust revival in factory and consumer activity.
Congress pays tributes to Indira Gandhi on death anniversary
The Congress on Monday paid tributes to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary, with Rahul Gandhi saying he is carrying her love and values in his heart and will not allow the India for which she sacrificed her life to fall apart. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, former party chief Sonia Gandhi and other senior party leaders offered floral tributes to Indira Gandhi at her Shakti Sthal memorial here.
U.S. plans to deploy B-52 bombers to air base in Australia’s northern region
The United States is planning to deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to an air base in northern Australia, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday, amid heightened tensions with Beijing. Dedicated facilities for the bombers will be set up at the Australian air force’s remote Tindal base, about 300 km (190 miles) south of Darwin, the capital of Australia’s Northern territory, said the source, who declined to be identified because they are not authorised to speak speak publicly on the issue.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s ironclad will united India: Rahul
The Congress on Monday paid tributes to India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary, with former party chief Rahul Gandhi saying the most fitting tribute to him would be to keep the flame of unity he ignited shining brighter than ever. Patel is considered the chief architect of integration of the erstwhile princely states with the Union of India. “Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s ironclad will united India. The most fitting tribute to him would be to keep the flame of unity he ignited shining brighter than ever,” Gandhi said in a tweet.
Indian shares rise as IT, auto boost
Indian shares climbed in early trades on Monday, after rising for two consecutive weeks, boosted by IT and automobile stocks and tracking gains in Asian equities and a fall in oil prices. The NSE Nifty 50 index rose 0.97% to 17,959.30 as of 0402 GMT, and the S&P BSE Sensex was 0.99% higher at 60,555.83.
India’s ‘ekta’ causing pain to our enemies, they tried to break it in the past whenever they ruled over us
– PM Modi while observing Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary as Ekta Diwas
Chinese cities clamp down on COVID as cases rise before winter season
Officials in Chinese cities and provinces across the country are pulling no punches in stamping out sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks as winter nears, quickly closing venues and enforcing longer temporary lockdowns on millions of people. Cases in mainland China hit 2,898 on Sunday, topping 2,000 for a second straight day and pressuring the country’s controversial zero-COVID policy, which has hamstrung the economy and exasperated its citizens.
Troupes from across country came to Kevadia to perform traditional dances, but their programme has been cancelled due to present circumstances
– PM Modi
I am in Kevadia but my heart goes out to Morbi bridge collapse victims, says PM Narendra Modi as he turns emotional
Satwik-Chirag win French Open men’s doubles title
The star Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won the French Open Super 750 crown with a straight-game demolition of Chinese Taipei’s Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han in the men’s doubles final here on Sunday.The world number 8 pair, who had finished runners-up in the 2019 edition, rode on their formidable attack to outwit the 25th ranked Lu and Yang 21-13 21-19 in the summit clash that lasted 48 minutes.
Rupee rises 13 paise to 82.34 against US dollar in early trade
Sensex advances 563.09 points to 60,522.94 in early trade; Nifty climbs 161.55 points to 17,948.35
Panache Digilife Signs Manufacture And Supply Agreement With Revamp Moto For Electric Vehicles In Indian Market
Single day rise of 1,326 new coronavirus infections push India’s COVID-19 tally to 4,46,53,592, death toll climbs to 5,29,024: Govt
Two Maoists killed in encounter with police in Chhattisgarh
Two Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Monday, a police official said.The gunfight took place at around 4 am in a forest surrounding Kadme village under Siksod police station limits when separate teams of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the Border Security Force (BSF) were out on an anti-Maoist operation, he said.
PM Modi to pay tributes to Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary, inaugurate development projects in Gujarat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Statue of Unity at Kevadia in Gujarat on Patel’s birth anniversary on Monday, as per government officials.Patel’s birth anniversary is observed as the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day.Modi will also visit Tharad town in Banaskantha district later in the day to inaugurate or perform ground-breaking for various projects in the parched region, mostly related to water supply, worth Rs 8,000 crore, according to government officials.
Rahul Gandhi, other Bharat Yatris observe 2-minute silence for victims of Morbi bridge tragedy
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other leaders and workers of the party taking part in the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ here observed a two-minute silence in memory of those killed in the Morbi suspension bridge tragedy in Gujarat.They also paid floral tributes to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary and to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary.
Morbi bridge collapse toll mounts to 132; two missing, search continues in river
The death toll in Morbi suspension bridge collapse rose to 132 on Monday, Gujarat Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi said, adding rescue personnel are looking for two persons believed missing.“The rescue operation is in its last stage in the Machchhu river. It will be over soon,” the minister told reporters.“As per the latest information, 132 people lost their lives in the tragedy and two are still missing,” the minister said.
Death toll from severe tropical storm Paeng nears 100 in Philippines
The fatalities from severe tropical storm Paeng (Nalgae), which battered numerous parts of the Philippines over the weekend, have climbed to 98, the country’s disaster agency reported on Monday.The death toll from Paeng has reached 98, said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, reported Manila Times.
In next 25 years, India will fulfil freedom fighters’ dreams of being a strong & prosperous country
– Amit Shah
Indian Americans celebrate Chhath Puja in several states across US
Hundreds of Indian-Americans gathered at river banks, lakes and makeshift water bodies across the United States to worship the Sun God as they celebrated the popular Hindu festival of Chhath Puja on Sunday.Several states across the US, including California, Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina and Washington DC, celebrated the festival.The Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA) organized the Chhath Puja across the country including at Thompson Park, Monroe, New Jersey. Over 1,500 members attended this celebration in New Jersey.
Morbi tragedy: Five members High Powered Committee formed to probe into the incident. Members reached Morbi from various parts of the state last night itself.
– Harsh Sanghavi
President Droupadi Murmu, VP Jagdeep Dhankhar, Amit Shah pay tributes to Sardar Patel
President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and a host of dignitaries Monday offered floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary.At a special function held at capital’s Patel Chowk, the President and others paid floral tributes at the statue of India’s first Home Minister on his birthday, which is observed as Rashtriya Ekta Divas.
Morbi Bridge Collapse: Death toll rises to 141, rescue operations are still underway
#MorbiBridgeCollapse: Death toll rises to 141, rescue operations are still underway. LIVE Updates:… https://t.co/9kkKRRliCm
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) 1667180260000
Singapore’s first defence chief and ambassador Kirpa Ram Vij dies
Singapore’s first defence chief and Ambassador Brigadier-General (BG) Kirpa Ram Vij has died. He was 87.Vij died on Saturday, leaving behind wife Nirmala, three children and their spouses, and five grandchildren.Born in Hazara district (now Pakistan) in 1937, Vij also served as Singapore’s Ambassador to Egypt from 1974 to 1979, with concurrent non-residential accreditation to Pakistan, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, and Ethiopia.
China’s Oct factory activity unexpectedly contracts – official PMI
China’s factory activity unexpectedly fell in October, an official survey showed on Monday, weighed by softening global demand and strict COVID-19 restrictions, which hit production.The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) stood at 49.2 from a 50.1 reading in September, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said. Economists in a Reuters poll had expected the PMI to come in at 50.0.