Monday, April 19, 2021

    Top News Briefing/ Rahul Gandhi Makes a Sharp Comment on Centre’s Unavailability of Data on Migrant Deaths and Other Updates


    Today in Focus: “You didn’t count so no one died?” Asks Rahul Gandhi to PM

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi made a sharp attack on the government and asked about the data on the death and suffering of migrant workers during the countywide lockdown. He made this sharp retort when Union Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said that the Centre has no data on the death of the migrant workers since the lockdown started in March.

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Speaks on India-China Crisis : India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that in the context of the ongoing tensions between India and China, that China has mobilised a great number of troops, weapons at the LAC in a significant part of Eastern Ladakh. He also said that China has been in direct violation of all bilateral agreements that were agreed upon by both the nations. He also said that in response to China’s aggression, India has strengthened its position and ensured that its own security interests can be protected at all costs.

    Supreme Court Stays Telecast of Sudarshan TV ShowIn a latest move, the Supreme Court of India has put a stay on the telecast of some episodes that were scheduled to appear on Sudarshan TV ‘Bindas Bol’. The SC has said that this program goes against the interests of the Muslim community and vilifies them. The mater has been adjourned till September 17.

    Actress Kangana Ranaut Seeks Compensation for Office Damage :Actress Kangana Ranaut who has recently been in the limelight for speaking on the Sushant Singh Rajput case has demanded a compensation of Rs 2 Crore for the damage and destruction that have been caused to her office in Mumbai. She has amended her petition before the Bombay High Court and demanded a compensation of Rs 2 crore for the “illegal demolition” of her office in Mumbai’s Bandra by the BMC.

    Assembly Session in Parliament Curtailed Because of Growing COVID Numbers: Looking at the growing cases of the coronavirus pandemic in mind. The duration for the assembly session in Madhya Pradesh has now become one day from the initial three days. It has been decided that the proceedings shall be carried out in the presence of a minimum number of MLAs required. More than 40 MLAs in the assembly had recently tested positive for the coronavirus infection and the cases in the state have been rapidly growing.

    Cinema Halls Urge Centre to Open Up Theatres : Many owners and stakeholders of cinema halls have been appealing to the Centre to open up theatres because they argue that it has put the lives of thousands of people at stake. The cinema body representing PVR, INOX. Cinepolis have made the appeal.

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