TODAY NEWS ON 11 MAY 2022
Supreme Court seeks interim protection for people charged with sedition
The Supreme Court on Tuesday indicated a willingness to wait, but not for too long, for the government to “re-examine” the colonial law of sedition.
Sri Lankan troops given shooting orders to ‘control’ violence
Sri Lanka’s tri-forces on Tuesday received shooting orders to “bring violence under control”, authorities said, amid a spate of retaliatory attacks targeting government members. “Defence Ministry has ordered the tri-forces to shoot at persons causing harm to life or involved in theft of property,” the Army said.
CBI nabs at least six FCRA division officials, others on graft charge
In a nationwide crackdown, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday conducted searches and apprehended at least six officials of the Union Home Ministry’s Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) division along with others for allegedly facilitating illegal clearances to non-government organisations (NGOs) under the Act, in lieu of bribes.
COVID-19 vaccination | Use same phone number for both doses, says Health Ministry
The Health Ministry said that, after receiving the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination, a beneficiary needs to schedule for or avail the second dose of the same vaccine with the same mobile number used at the time of first dose of vaccination. This is the only mechanism for both the first and second dose details to be tagged to the same beneficiary.
Army Chief Gen. Manoj Pande receives Param Vishisht Seva Medal
President also gave away 13 Shaurya Chakras to Service personnel at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Babul Supriyo’s wait to take oath as Ballygunge MLA ends, Governer’s decision prevails
After Governor Jagdeep Dhankar insisted that he would not change his decision on who would administer the oath to Babul Supriyo who quit his job as a central Minister and the BJP party to join the TMC, it has been decided the singer-turned politician who was last month elected MLA from the Ballygunge Assembly constituency will be sworn in by West Bengal Assembly Deputy Speaker Asish Banerjee on Wednesday.
Government notifies top sporting events
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has notified several sporting events as that of national importance under the Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Act. The notification, which supersedes the earlier one issued in March 2021, has declared all Olympics Games, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games as events of national importance.
IndiGo applied rules for ‘unruly passengers’ for one with special needs
IndiGo’s CEO Ronojoy Dutta has defended his staff’s decision to deny boarding to a child with special needs because he was in “panic” and a safety hazard by citing rules that were framed in a very different context that was to deal with the likes of Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaekwad, who in 2017 hit an Air India official 25 times with his slipper because he was denied a business class seat.
Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump
The decision to ban Mr. Trump from Twitter did not silence the former President's voice, but rather amplified his views among people on the political right, Mr. Musk said, calling the ban "morally wrong and flat-out stupid."
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