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R-Day violence: Delhi court remands Deep Sidhu to 14-days judicial custody

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New Delhi [India], February 23 (ANI): A Delhi court remanded actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu to 14-days judicial custody for his alleged involvement in the violence that took place at the Red Fort and other parts of the national capital on Republic Day.
Sidhu was presented before the Duty Metropolitan Magistrate Samarjeet Kaur at Tihar Jail on the expiry of his earlier police custody.
Meanwhile, Sidhu’s lawyers have raised apprehension regarding his security in jail.
The Duty Magistrate said the application regarding Sidhu security in jail shall be heard by the concerned court in Tis Hazari.
Sidhu was arrested by the Delhi police special cell on February 9 for his alleged involvement in 26 January violence in the national capital after which was he was sent to seven-day police custody the same day.
Delhi Police had earlier told the Court that Sidhu was the main instigator of Republic Day violence. He allegedly instigated the mob not to follow the permitted route of the Kisan parade and to breach barricades with tractors on January 26.
Delhi Police had told the Court that there was video evidence to show that Sidhu entered Red Fort with supporters carrying lathis and flags. Delhi Police also told the court that he was at the rampart of the fort where a flag was raised.
On Republic Day, protestors did not follow the prearranged route and broke barricades to enter Delhi, clashed with police, and vandalised property in several parts of the national capital during the farmers’ tractor rally. They also entered the Red Fort and unfurled their flags from its ramparts.
Farmers have been protesting at the different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. (ANI)

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EC to announce schedule for Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Puducherry today

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New Delhi [India], February 26 (ANI): Election Commission of India will announce the schedule for Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry on Friday.
Election Commission of India will hold a press conference at 4:30 pm today to announce the schedule of the polls.
The terms of the legislative assemblies of five states — West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry — will come to an end either in May or in June this year.
Elections for the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal that comprises 294 seats are set to be held soon as the current tenure ends on May 30. (ANI)

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EC to announce schedule for Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Puducherry today

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New Delhi [India], February 26 (ANI): Election Commission of India will announce the schedule for Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry on Friday.
Election Commission of India will hold a press conference at 4:30 pm today to announce the schedule of the polls.
The terms of the legislative assemblies of five states — West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry — will come to an end either in May or in June this year.
Elections for the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal that comprises 294 seats are set to be held soon as the current tenure ends on May 30. (ANI)

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Man killed in Delhi after his scooter crashes with speeding car

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New Delhi [India], February 26 (ANI): A man was killed after a speeding car hit his scooter in New Delhi’s Vasant Vihar on Thursday.
“A scooter rider died allegedly after being hit by a speeding Mercedes car in Vasant Vihar area of Delhi last night.” Delhi police said.
The deceased has been identified as Antony Joseph, a domestic helper.
According to Delhi police, Joseph was riding his scooter when the speeding Mercedes hit him and he died on the spot.
A case has registered in Vasant Vihar Police station regarding this case.
The driver of the car is being identified and an investigation regarding the matter is underway by the police. (ANI)

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New Delhi [India], February 26 (ANI): A man was killed after a speeding car hit his scooter in New Delhi’s Vasant Vihar on Thursday.
“A scooter rider died allegedly after being hit by a speeding Mercedes car in Vasant Vihar area of Delhi last night.” Delhi police said.
The deceased has been identified as Antony Joseph, a domestic helper.
According to Delhi police, Joseph was riding his scooter when the speeding Mercedes hit him and he died on the spot.
A case has registered in Vasant Vihar Police station regarding this case.
The driver of the car is being identified and an investigation regarding the matter is underway by the police. (ANI)

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Urdu Bulletin: Centre’s OTT guidelines, Nirav Modi’s extradition covered prominently

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New Delhi [India], February 26 (ANI): In today’s editions various Urdu publications gave prominent coverage to the new guidelines of Over The Top (OTT) platforms and other digital media for curbing its misuse released by the Central government.
Most publications have also reported that fugitive Nirav Modi may soon be extradited to India after a clearance from the UK court.
Inquilab: The newspaper leads with the new guidelines issued by the Centre for digital media and OTT platforms. It reported that Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad while unveiling the new regulations said that there should self-classification of content for OTT platforms– 13+, 16+ and A categories. There has to be a mechanism of parental lock as well in the platforms. It also mandated a grievance redressal system for OTT and digital portals in the country.
The publication also carried a report on page one stating that three months for farmers protest has been completed.
Rashtriya Sahara: The daily also reported the new guidelines of the OTT and digital media in the country. It reported that as per new norms OTT platforms will need to remove derogatory content within 24 hours. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that concerns have been raised over the years about rampant abuse of social media, and the Ministry has held widespread consultations and prepared a draft in December 2018.
It also reported that India and Pakistan have released a joint statement saying that they have held discussions regarding establishing a mechanism for hotline contact among both nations. Both sides also agreed to a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) starting from February 25.
Hindustan Express: The publication reported that fugitive Nirav Modi will be extradited to India from the UK to face charges of conspiring to defraud Punjab National Bank of more than a billion dollars.
The new guidelines for OTT platforms and digital media also figured prominently. (ANI)

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Urdu Bulletin: Centre’s OTT guidelines, Nirav Modi’s extradition covered prominently

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New Delhi [India], February 26 (ANI): In today’s editions various Urdu publications gave prominent coverage to the new guidelines of Over The Top (OTT) platforms and other digital media for curbing its misuse released by the Central government.
Most publications have also reported that fugitive Nirav Modi may soon be extradited to India after a clearance from the UK court.
Inquilab: The newspaper leads with the new guidelines issued by the Centre for digital media and OTT platforms. It reported that Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad while unveiling the new regulations said that there should self-classification of content for OTT platforms– 13+, 16+ and A categories. There has to be a mechanism of parental lock as well in the platforms. It also mandated a grievance redressal system for OTT and digital portals in the country.
The publication also carried a report on page one stating that three months for farmers protest has been completed.
Rashtriya Sahara: The daily also reported the new guidelines of the OTT and digital media in the country. It reported that as per new norms OTT platforms will need to remove derogatory content within 24 hours. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that concerns have been raised over the years about rampant abuse of social media, and the Ministry has held widespread consultations and prepared a draft in December 2018.
It also reported that India and Pakistan have released a joint statement saying that they have held discussions regarding establishing a mechanism for hotline contact among both nations. Both sides also agreed to a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) starting from February 25.
Hindustan Express: The publication reported that fugitive Nirav Modi will be extradited to India from the UK to face charges of conspiring to defraud Punjab National Bank of more than a billion dollars.
The new guidelines for OTT platforms and digital media also figured prominently. (ANI)

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