Top news of the day: Two former UP ministers, six MLAs join the SP; Bishop Franco Mulakkal acquitted in case of nun rape and more
The main headlines of the day and more.
Former Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister and prominent OBC leader Swami Prasad Maurya joined the Samajwadi party along with another rebel minister, Dharam Singh Saini. Five BJP MLAs and Apna Dal (Sonelal) legislature Amar Singh Chaudhary also joined the SP in the presence of Akhilesh Yadav.
The additional District Court I in Kottayam acquitted Bishop Franco Mulakkal, the former head of the Latin Catholic diocese of Jalandhar, of all charges relating to a rape report by a nun in the same diocese.
The incident comes ahead of the Republic Day celebrations. The city’s security apparatus is on high alert in the run-up to the event.
Jalpaiguri District Judge Maumita Godara said nine people were killed. Six men and three women are among those who died. According to the authorities, 36 people are being treated in three different state health facilities in North Bengal.
The portal will enable them to submit complaints directly to the Office for Ex-Soldiers (DESW), he said on the occasion of the Bundeswehr’s Veterans Day.
The High Court of Kerala prevented police from arresting actor Dileep and five others until January 18, against whom the Kerala Police Crime Branch had recorded a new case after allegedly threatening him with five police officers who investigated the 2017 kidnapping and a sexual assault trial against an actor in which Dileep is charged.
The court ordered the government to carry out the mandate of the Guidelines to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19, issued January 4, pending enactment.
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WPI inflation stayed in double digits for the ninth straight month in early April. Inflation was 14.23% in November and 1.95% in December 2020.
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