Today in Focus: Prashant Bhushan Held Guilty by Supreme Court For Remarks Against CJI and Judiciary
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan has been found guilty by the Supreme Court because of his two tweets, these tweets had been made about Chief Justice of India SA Bobde. The judgment was made by a three-judge bench consisting of Justices BR Gaval, Arun Mishra and Krishna Murari. Prashant Bhushan said that he regretted only ‘a part’ of what he tweeted and said that his intentions were not to scandalise the matter. The Supreme Court had started proceedings against lawyer Prashant Bhusan and his tweets under suo motu crimanam contempt on July 21. A bench had reserved the judgement in the case. Justice BR Gavai, who read out the ruling, noted that Bhushan had committed “serious contempt”. The hearing on the quantum of punishment will be held on August 20.In Bhushan’s first tweet, he commented about the ‘undeclared emergency’ in India and the role of Supreme Court and last four Chief Justices of India.His second tweet was about CJI SA Bobde’s photo in which the CJI is seen trying out a Harley Davidson super-bike in his hometown of Nagpur. Prashant Bhushan said that his tweets were not an “obstruction of court”, and he was exercising his freedom of speech and giving his own opinion about the functioning of the court.
Addressing Fellow Citizens on the Eve of Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind Lauds Efforts of Frontline and Disaster Management Workers
While addressing the fellow citizens of the nation on the eve of the 74th Independence Day of India, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind highlighted the fact that the role being played by the frontline healthcare workers who have been working day and night for battling the Covid pandemic in the country is really praiseworthy and must be acknowledged. In this important address, the President also praised the tremendous efforts and initiatives that have been made by thousands of young people who work in disaster management teams and have been playing a very important role in taking aid and relief to the cyclone affected people of Odisha and the flood affected people of Assam and Bihar.
CM Ashok Gehlot Boasts Party Unity After Confidence Motion Success : The political tussle in Rajasthan finally seems to have come to an end, as the Congress government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has received a grand victory, in the motion of confidence, this victory is symbolically quite significant because it puts a formal closure to the prolonged political flux in Rajasthan. The motion of confidence was passed through voice vote. It is no surprise that the Gehlot run government has won especially post the return of 19 rebel MLAs that camped with Sachin Pilot.Gehlot said. “Winning the trust vote in the Assembly is a message to the forces that are trying to destabilise elected govts in the country. Their every tactic failed in Rajasthan. It is the people’s unwavering trust in us & unity of our Congress MLAs that has brought this victory,”.
Home Minister Amit Shah Released After Testing Negative for COVID-19 : About two weeks after he was first declared coronavirus positive, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that he has now tested coronavirus negative but will continue being in home quarantine for some days more according to the advice of the doctors. Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, ““Today my corona test report has come negative. I thank God and at the moment I express my heartfelt gratitude to all those who have blessed me and my family by wishing me well. Will stay in home isolation for a few more days on the advice of doctors.”
Michelle Obama Extends Positivity and Support to Kamala Harris On Her Instagram Page : Former first lady, Michelle Obama took to Instagram to share candid photos of Kamala Harris and extended her best wishes for the historic nomination of a woman of Asian-African origin.
Well-known singer and veteran artist, SP Balasubrahmanyam Critical : Well-known singer and veteran artist, SP Balasubrahmanyam had tested positive for coronavirus last month and had been admitted to the MGM Healthcare facility in Chennai, but after reports of his deteriorating health surfaced, the singer has been shifted to the ICU.
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