Delhi News Live Updates: Supreme Court grants 5 days’ interim bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in UP case – The Indian Express

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Wealthlandnews July 8, 2022
Updated 2022/07/08 at 11:33 PM

Delhi News Live Updates (July 8):  Citing death threats, Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of fact-checker website Alt News, approached the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking quashing of the FIR and grant of bail “urgently” in a case filed against him in UP’s Sitapur over a tweet that allegedly referred to some religious leaders as “hate mongers”. Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves mentioned the bail plea before a bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and J K Maheshwari and sought urgent listing on Thursday afternoon. After the bench pointed out that it has to be assigned by the Chief Justice of India, the counsel requested that it be listed on Friday. The court agreed to do so, “subject to assignment”.
With no respite from the heat, the maximum temperature in Delhi is set to hit 40 degrees Celsius today. Cloudy skies and light rainfall are also on the forecast for the day. The minimum temperature early this morning was 29.2 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature recorded on Thursday was 39.1 degrees Celsius, three degrees above the normal for this time of the year.
In other news, half-yearly crime data of the Delhi Police shows an uptick in cases in the national capital as compared to last year. While the first six months of this year saw 9,450 burglary/house theft cases, 2,303 cases were reported in the same period last year; 418 attempt to murder cases were seen this year as compared to last year’s 296; 4,660 snatching cases were reported this year as compared to 4,125 last year.
Delhi recorded 531 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With 16,956 tests the positivity rate stands at 3.13%.
After the mass death of fish was reported in Najafgarh, the Wetland Authority of Delhi has constituted an inquiry committee to probe the incident.
“It has been reported that there is mass mortality of fish in the Najafgarh Jheel,” the order issued by the Wetland Authority notes. The inquiry committee is expected to inspect the jheel and submit a report on the reasons behind the episode  Read more
Dr. Mufti M. Mukarram, Shahi Imam, FatehPuri Mosque, Old Delhi, has alleged that he received two threatening calls on his landline number. Delhi Police has registered an FIR and probe is on.
Delhi University has extended the last date for registration to its centenary chance examinations to June 14.
After the final date for registrations having been extended multiple times, Dean (Exams) Diwan Rawat stated that this will be the final extension as the read more
Dismissing a petition challenging MLA Ajay Dutt’s 2020 election to the Ambedkar Nagar Assembly constituency, the Delhi High Court said the petitioner failed to establish that the candidate belonging to the Aam Aadmi Party had given a false statement when he had stated that no amount was due from him in respect of the government accommodation. read more here
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai held a joint review meeting with the officials of the Environment Department and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee regarding the construction of an e-waste eco park, an official statement said.
Rai said India’s first e-waste eco park will be developed in Holambi Kalan in Delhi in an area of about 21 acres. (PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condoled the death of former prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abe on Friday, saying the world has lost a great leader.
Abe, one of the most powerful and influential figures of Japan, died after being shot during a campaign speech in western part of the country, according to NHK public television. (PTI)
Saddened to know about the demise of former PM of Japan Shinzo Abe. The world has lost a great leader. May the departed soul rest in peace. My prayers are with his family and friends.

It was midnight when Dr Atul Mathur was called for an emergency at Fortis Heart Institute in Okhla, New Delhi. A patient had just come in with aortic stenosis – a condition in which the heart weakens because an aortic valve is too narrow to pump blood. But he also had a condition called Dextrocardia or a right-sided heart.
Dr Mathur had never operated on a condition like this before. No one in the world had. But the patient had to be saved and the team had to conduct a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) surgery. Now the patient is not only healthy and convalescing fast, Dr Mathur has a breakthrough surgery against his name read more

Delhi High Court asked Enforcement Directorate (ED) to respond to VIVO’s petition seeking quashing of the orders directing debit freezing of its bank accounts.
Justice Yashwant Varma also directed the ED to take a decision on the representation filed by VIVO for permission to operate the bank accounts in the meantime, considering the financial constraints being faced by the company.
In the representation given on July 7, VIVO said that the ED action has caused hardships to all its operations and if the position continues, the company and its operations will come to a complete standstill.
The health of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, who was hospitalised with severe injuries and airlifted to AIIMS on Wednesday, is improving. Read more
आप सब की दुआओं और AIIMS दिल्ली की अच्छी चिकित्सीय देख-रेख से आदरणीय श्री लालू प्रसाद जी की तबियत में काफ़ी सुधार है। अब आपके लालू जी बिस्तर से उठकर बैठ पा रहे हैं। सहारा लेकर खड़े हो पा रहे हैं। हर मुसीबत से लड़कर बाहर आने की कला @laluprasadrjd जी से बेहतर कौन जानता है!

An 80-year-old woman was found dead inside her house in northwest Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh on Friday, police said.
Police received information about the murder around 11 am, they said. She was found lying on the bed in her house in BS block with her throat partially slit. No other injury was apparently visible, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) Usha Rangnani said. (PTI)
VIVO Mobile Private Limited told the Delhi High Court today that monthly payments of around Rs 2826 crores have to be made towards statutory dues, salaries, rent, monies for daily business operations. Due to the freezing of the bank accounts, VIVO will be unable to honour its aforesaid obligations not only towards various statutory authorities, but also towards its employees and customers, VIVO said.
“Petitioner has undertaken substantial capital expenditure and more recently, has been allotted industrial land measuring approximately 170 acres by the State of Uttar Pradesh to bolster its manufacturing capabilities, establish a new manufacturing facility with a proposed investment of approximately INR 6090 crores, and further realize ‘Make in India’ initiative of our Hon’ble Prime Minister. The Petitioner has been consistently at the forefront of generating employment in India and currently has a workforce of almost 9000 (nine thousand) employees. Furthermore, the said new facility will create jobs for approximately 40,000 more on completion of all the phases,” VIVO said in the petition.
VIVO added that circulation of the news about the searches by ED has maligned its image of among its suppliers and customers, leading to reputational and financial loss, and irreparable damage to the years of goodwill developed by it. It has created an atmosphere of extreme suspicion and apprehension against VIVO, it said.
VIVO said that it believes that the ED has undertaken a roving and fishing enquiry and continues to make various attempts to completely disrupt the its business. The media houses, in their aggressive and loose manner, have already started calling the situation the “Vivo Scam”.
Days after taking oath as the new MLA of Rajendra Nagar constituency during the two-day monsoon session of the Delhi Assembly, AAP leader Durgesh Pathak Friday took stock of the water supply and related issues being faced by the residents of the area. He directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials to start laying water pipeline connections to the most affected areas at the earliest for a permanent solution.
Lack of regular and drinking water supply was one of the major demands raised by the residents of Rajendra Nagar Constituency during the elections.
On Friday morning, Pathak inspected the underground water reservoir (UGR) at old Rajendra Nagar and Naraina BPS to check water levels and understand the issue of low water supply. During his inspection, the new MLA also met the residents and heard their problems. Read more here

VIVO Mobile India Private Limited has approached the Delhi High Court against freezing of its bank accounts by the Enforcement Directorate. “Our functionality is affected. We have to pay tax. We have to pay TDS. We have to pay excise duties. There are 9000 employees. There is an urgency. There is a liability that is growing everyday,” said Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra, while seeking urgent hearing of the case.
The mentioning was allowed by the Chief Justice and the case has been listed for hearing before Justice Yashwant Varma.
The 15th edition of India Couture Week (ICW) will take place from July 22 to 31, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) announced Friday.
To be held at the Taj Palace in New Delhi, the fashion gala will be organised in a physical format after almost two years.
Ace fashion designers Amit Aggarwal, Anamika Khanna, Anju Modi, Dolly J, Falguni Shane Peacock, JJ Valaya, Kunal Rawal, Rahul Mishra, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Siddartha Tytler, Suneet Varma, Tarun Tahiliani and Varun Bahl will be showcasing their creations during the 10-day long fashion extravaganza.
The India Couture Week will also include offsite presentations and all the shows will be live-streamed on the FDCI’s digital platforms – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and its official website. (PTI)
Three boys drowned in the Yamuna river and one is missing after they went swimming around noon on Thursday in Delhi’s North district, the police said, adding that the deceased – aged between 14 and 20 – were friends.
Officers said a PCR call was received at Burari police station at around 1.20 am on Friday, reporting that four youths had gone missing. The call had been made after the youths did not return to their families in the evening, the police revealed.
According to DCP (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi, “It was found that around noon on Thursday, four people aged 14-20 had come from Loni to swim in the river Yamuna at Thokar no.7 in Burari’s Sonia Pushta area.” The DCP added that a bike was recovered from the banks of the river, and some clothes were also found. Read the full report here

The Delhi government’s ‘Desh ke Mentor’ programme that aims to provide voluntary mentors to students in classes IX to XII is set to be expanded to another 200 government schools.
As part of the programme, people between the ages of 18 and 35 can sign up to be mentors through an app created by a team at Delhi Technological University. They will then be connected to students based on mutual interests. The mentorship entails regular phone calls for a minimum of two months, which can be extended for another four months optionally.
So far, this programme is operational in 200 government schools. To expand the programme, the heads of 200 shortlisted schools have been asked to brief class teachers of classes X, XI and XII on the programme, and to ensure that students are aware of it, as well as the registration and grievance redressal processes. Read the full report here
With no respite from the heat, the maximum temperature in Delhi is set to hit 40 degrees Celsius on Friday. Cloudy skies and light rainfall are also on the forecast for the day.
While the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast had indicated that there would be light rainfall on Thursday as well, the Safdarjung weather observatory saw no rain in the 24 hours till 8.30 am on Friday.
The minimum temperature early this morning was 29.2 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature recorded on Thursday was 39.1 degrees Celsius, three degrees above the normal for this time of the year. Read more here
A Delhi court has framed charges of rioting and attempt to murder against three persons for allegedly attacking a Muslim man with a sword during the 2020 Northeast Delhi riots.
Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala said that based on the statement of witnesses and other material in the case, there was prima facie a case against the accused, Vinay, Rahul, and Sourabh Sharma.
The FIR was registered on the complaint of one Hamid Ali, who alleged that on February 24, 2020, about 10.30 pm, his son Jafar Jiya was coming home on his motorcycle from work. Near Khajuri Khas, 20-25 men allegedly ran towards him and asked his name after pushing him off the vehicle. They allegedly hit him several times on his head with a sword, due to which he sustained serious injuries. Read more here
Two men were arrested for allegedly murdering a man with a sharp object in an apparent road-rage incident near a liquor shop in Samaspur in East Delhi’s Pandav Nagar area. Police said the accused were identified as Piyush (36), a garment salesman, and his nephew Deepanshu (20).
Police said they had received information on July 3 regarding the victim, Nikhil Sharma (20), who was declared dead on arrival at LBS Hospital after the incident. When police spoke to his friend, he disclosed that he had gone with Nikhil to a liquor shop in Samaspur, where they had got into an altercation with a man after their vehicles brushed against each other. This later caused a scuffle with the two accused. They inflicted injuries on the victim with a sharp object.
Police said that a case was registered under IPC section 302 (murder), section 323 (voluntary hurt) and section 34 (act done by several persons for common intention.) Read more
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia inaugurated a new centre of excellence in artificial intelligence at Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT) Wednesday.
manish sisodiamanish sisodia (File)
According to the institute spokespersons, the centre is envisaged to enhance the university’s research capabilities and is equipped with high-end graphical processing units, workstations, data storage and communication systems.
A state-of-the-art supercomputing system, comprising DGX A100 with 324 GB RAM and eight graphical processing units, 100TB storage, smart rack, and high-speed switches, has been installed in the centre which is capable of executing training at 5 petaflops and 56 instances can be executed in parallel, according to a statement.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia launches new centre for artificial intelligence at Netaji Subhas University of Technology

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