TODAY NEWS ON 25 JUNE 2022
Droupadi Murmu files nomination papers for presidential election
NDA’s candidate for the post of President of India, Droupadi Murmu, filed her nomination papers on Friday, ahead of the polls to be held on July 18th, flanked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president J P Nadda, Home Minister Amit Shah, chief ministers of all BJP ruled states, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, and Nagaland Neiphiu Rio as well as ministers of the BJD-government representing their party.
U.S. Supreme Court overturns landmark Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took the dramatic step of overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and legalized it nationwide, handing a momentous victory to Republicans and religious conservatives who want to limit or ban the procedure.
Gadkari approves draft scheme for car safety star ratings
Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday approved a draft notification that paves the way for the country to have its own star ratings for cars, indicating safety performance during a crash.
RBI extends card tokenisation deadline by 3 months till Sept.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday extended the card-on-file (CoF) tokenisation deadline by three months to September 30, given various representations received from industry bodies.
CBI conducts checks in Lakshadweep on Tuna fish export ‘scam’
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted joint surprise checks in Lakshadweep following allegations of corruption and irregularities, including a purported scam in the export of Tuna fish to a Sri Lankan company in which an MP and his nephew are under the scanner, according to agency sources.
2002 Gujarat riots | Supreme Court rejects Zakia Jafri’s charges against Narendra Modi, 60 officials
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed allegations of “larger conspiracy” levelled by Zakia Jafri, widow of Congress leader Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the 2002 Gujarat riots, against former Chief Minister Narendra Modi and over 60 senior state officials.
Former CBI Director welcomes SC order on Zakia Jafri’s plea
Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director R.K. Raghavan on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court order dismissing the petition filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of Congress leader Ehsan Jafri, against the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Disability board asks States to assess accessibility of public buildings
The Central Advisory Board on Disability on Friday asked States and Union Territories to identify public buildings that were yet to be made accessible by July 31 and seek an extension if required, according to a statement by the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry.
Gulf countries understand India’s position on Prophet controversy: Foreign Secretary Kwatra
The recent controversy over the comments on the Prophet of Islam is unlikely to cast a shadow on the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United Arab Emirates, said a senior official here on Friday.
COVID-19 vaccines prevented over 42 lakh deaths in India in 2021: study
Vaccines against COVID-19 prevented over 42 lakh deaths in India in 2021, said a study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, which based its findings on estimates of “excess” mortalities in the country during the pandemic.
Delhi HC orders Batra to stop functioning as IOA chief
Veteran sports administrator Narinder Batra was on Friday ordered to stop functioning as Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president by the Delhi High Court “in a contempt proceeding”, a month after it asked him to relinquish the top job.
Johnson in crisis after Tories crushed in U.K. parliamentary votes
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday refused to bow to renewed demands to quit, after his Conservatives suffered two crushing defeats in Westminster elections and a staunch ally resigned.
United Nations says Al Jazeera journalist killed by Israeli fire
The United Nations (U.N.) said on Friday that its findings showed that the shot that killed Al Jazeera TV journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 was fired by Israeli forces.
Afghanistan seeks emergency medical supplies for earthquake survivors
Afghanistan does not have enough medical supplies to treat the injured from an earthquake that killed 1,000 people, a senior official said on Friday, as authorities ended the search for survivors in remote southeastern mountains.
Indonesian bar sparks uproar with Muhammed drink promotion
A popular Indonesian bar chain is being investigated for blasphemy over a free alcohol promotion for patrons named Muhammed, police said Friday, after it sparked uproar in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.
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