In the big story of the day, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, relating to the power of arrest, attachment, search and seizure of the Enforcement Directorate. While deciding a bunch of petitions, a bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar also upheld the reverse burden imposed under PMLA to prove the innocence of the convicts, observing that it has to do with the object to be achieved under the Act. proper relationship. A look at the key points of the decision.
Rajya Sabha accepted a motion to suspend Aam Aadmi Party member Sanjay Singh for the remainder of the week for his “turbulent behaviour” in the House. The suspension comes a day after 19 MPs of opposition parties were suspended for disrupting the proceedings of the House. Earlier, four Congress MPs were suspended from the Lok Sabha for the remainder of the present Assembly session for their alleged misconduct. The government said it would consider revoking the suspension of Congress Lok Sabha MPs if the opposition
“guarantees” that their members will not enter the Well of the House and show placards.
In Bengal, BJP leader and actor Mithun Chakraborty claimed that 38 Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs are “in touch” with the BJP and 21 are in “direct contact” with them. However, the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC has denied Chakraborty’s claims. “He was admitted to the hospital for some time. Maybe it had a psychological effect on them. No one in their right mind will make such claims as the party itself does not know how many MLAs it has,” said TMC Rajya Sabha MP Shantanu Sen.
A BJP youth wing worker was killed last night by two bike-borne assailants in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district. Karnataka BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel and State Energy Minister V Sunil Kumar were badly thrashed by the protesters who came to pay their last respects. Meanwhile, State Home Minister Araga Gyanendra said that 10 people have been detained in connection with the incident.
In Kerala, the cabinet has decided to amend the 2019 decision and exclude human settlements from the purview of eco-sensitive areas around the boundaries of protected forests. The cabinet decision will help the CPI(M) save face in the backdrop of the opposition alleging that the government is not honest in its approach to protecting the interests of farmers. Also, read our explanation of why Kerala has struggled to identify a buffer zone.
Almost a month after Maharashtra got the new government, the process of finalizing the expansion of the Council of Ministers reached its final stage. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis held the sixth cabinet meeting on Wednesday after taking the oath of office on June 30. Both are likely to meet the BJP’s central leadership to take a call on cabinet expansion. Alok Deshpande reports.
Central BJP is all set to organize a joint meeting of all its seven frontal organizations – Youth, Women, Farmers, Other Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes in an attempt to increase its base by advancing social engineering in Bihar. . , and Minority Wing – at Patna during 30-31 July. It will be the BJP’s first such joint meeting of its wings that will involve about 700 delegates from across the country. The JD(U) has, however, said there is not much to read into the BJP event, adding that “we are different parties with separate programmes.” Read Santosh Singh’s report.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch India’s first bullion exchange – India International Bullion Exchange (IIBX) at GIFT City in Gujarat on 29 July. Who can trade on IIBX? What products will be made available for business initially? What are the benefits of having a bullion exchange in India? We explain.
Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav tweeted that five more Indian wetlands have been recognized by Ramsar as lands of international importance”. The Ramsar Convention, which came into existence in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides a framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. What are Ramsar sites and what is the importance of listing? Read our explained piece here.