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October 27, 2022 / 08:46 PM IST

Azam Khan gets 3-year jail for hate speech, faces disqualification from UP Assembly

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan was on Thursday convicted in a 2019 hate speech case and sent to three years in jail, and faces disqualification from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

The MP/MLA court in Rampur also granted bail to the MLA in that case, a government lawyer said.

The Representation of the People Act says that anyone sentenced to imprisonment of two years or more shall be disqualified “from the date of such conviction” and remain disqualified for another six years after serving time in jail.

The case was registered against Khan in Rampur in April 2019 for levelling serious allegations against administrative officials posted in Rampur and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during an election meeting. 

During the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Khan was booked for making inflammatory speeches while addressing a public meeting in Khatanagaria village of Milak Kotwali area.


October 27, 2022 / 08:35 PM IST

India & UK for early conclusion of a comprehensive and balanced FTA: PM Modi

PM Modi tweeted he has congratulated Rishi Sunak today on assuming charge as UK PM.

On the UK-India the Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the PM tweeted, “We will work together to further strengthen our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. We also agreed on the importance of early conclusion of a comprehensive and balanced FTA.”

October 27, 2022 / 08:20 PM IST

Zimbabwe stun Pakistan by one run in T20 World Cup

Brief scores: Zimbabwe: 130/8 in 20 overs (Sean Williams 31; Shadab Khan 3/23, Mohammad Wasim 4/24).

Pakistan: 129/8 in 20 overs (Shan Masood 44; Sikandar Raza 3/25, Brad Evans picked 2/25).

October 27, 2022 / 07:57 PM IST

New British PM Rishi Sunak and family to move back to smaller flat above 10 Downing Street

Newly-appointed British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his family will be returning to live in a smaller flat above No 10 Downing Street as they were “very happy there,” his spokesperson has said.

No 10 Downing Street has been the residence of British prime ministers since 1735, says the government’s website. It has three functions – the official residence of the Prime Minister, their office and where the prime minister entertains guests from world leaders to royalty. (PTI)

October 27, 2022 / 07:55 PM IST

Kashmir issue should be resolved by India, Pakistan through dialogue, consultations: China

China on Thursday said India and Pakistan should resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue and consultations and avoid taking “unilateral actions” that could further complicate the situation.

Replying to a question on the Kashmir issue raised by a Pakistani journalist, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning during a media briefing in Beijing said that China?’s position on the issue of Kashmir has been “consistent and clear cut”.

“The Kashmir issue, a dispute left from the past, needs to be resolved peacefully and appropriately in accordance with the UN Charter, Security Council resolutions and relevant bilateral agreement,” she said.

“Parties concerned need to avoid unilateral moves that may complicate the situation,” Mao said.

“Efforts should be made to settle the dispute through dialogue and consultation so as to maintain regional peace and stability,” she said.

October 27, 2022 / 07:52 PM IST

WhatsApp submits report to IT Ministry on Tuesday’s service outage

Messaging platform WhatsApp has submitted its report to the IT ministry on the service outage that happened on October 25, according to government sources.

The ministry had asked the Meta-owned messaging platform to share reasons for the service disruption.

WhatsApp services snag on October 25 had left users complaining about not being able to send or receive text and video messages, and services had resumed after nearly two hours. (PTI)

October 27, 2022 / 07:31 PM IST

Swiggy spokesperson issues statement over several restaurants opting out of Swiggy Dineout

– Swiggy Dineout works with over 15,000 restaurant partners on the platform in over 20 cities and continuously engages with them to improve our offering and make this partnership viable for everyone.

– Restaurant partners on Swiggy Dineout have complete liberty to decide on how much discount they wish to offer to customers through their listing on the app.

– Thousands of partners continue to join us each month and list on Swiggy Dineout and only a handful of restaurant partners have expressed their desire to delist from the platform (No penalty for delisting). 

– We continue to engage with restaurant partners and NRAI representatives to revisit their choices.

October 27, 2022 / 07:25 PM IST

BJP leader Amit Malviya to file criminal & civil case against ‘The Wire’

BJP IT cell cell national head Amit Malviya issued a statement saying he will file criminal and civil case in court against news website ‘The Wire’, for ‘tarnishing his reputation’ by resorting to ‘forged documents’

“After consultation with my lawyers and seeking their advise, I have decided to file criminal and civil proceedings, against ‘The Wire.’ Not only will I be setting the criminal process in motion but I will also sue them in a civil court seeking damages as they forged documents with a view to malign and tarnish my reputation,” Amit Malviya’s statement read.

October 27, 2022 / 06:59 PM IST

Government has respectively received about Rs 88 crore and Rs 74 crore from BHEL and Hindustan Copper Ltd as dividend tranches

October 27, 2022 / 06:56 PM IST

Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district: Police

October 27, 2022 / 06:44 PM IST

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the due date of filing of TDS statement in Form 26Q for the second quarter of Financial Year 2022-23 from 31st October 2022 to 30th November 2022: CBDT

October 27, 2022 / 06:26 PM IST

Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district: Police