Author: Anil Malla

Final year (2020-2023), BA Journalism and Mass Communication student from Vishwakarma University Pune. Covered news beats like Politics, World news/Geopolitics, Law and Order for Asiana Times.

Nirav Modi was accused in the Rs 14,000 crore PNB fraud case, where it was alleged that companies under his control benefited from the bank issuing false letters of undertaking. Updates from London High Court Image Source – Business Today Diamond merchant Nirav Modi lost his appeal against extradition on mental health grounds on November 9, when the London High Court ruled that extraditing him to India to face fraud and money laundering accusations would not be punitive or unjust. “District Judge Sam Goozee’s Court order from the previous year supporting extradition was sound,” said Lord Justice Jeremy Stuart-Smith and…

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Following a case filed by a music company (MTR), a lower court had ordered Twitter to temporarily ban the two handles of Congress on November 7, due to alleged copyright violations. Karnataka High Court’s statement on Bharat Jodo Yatra Ban case Image Source – Live Law On Tuesday, the Karnataka High Court overturned a civil court’s order that Twitter temporarily bans the accounts of the Indian National Congress (INC) and its popular Bharat Jodo Yatra campaign. A copyright infringement case involving the usage of music from KGF-2 during the Bharat Jodo Yatra led to the Bengaluru court’s decision. M Naveen…

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One month after being publicly flogged during Navratri celebrations, a Muslim man in Kheda vows that he will never attend or celebrate any Hindu festival again. What happened with Mohammad Sarif and 4 other Muslim men on October 4? Image Source – NDTV Mohammad Sarif, 48, was sitting inside an empty two-bedroom house which is around 25 kilometers from his home in Undhela village in Gujarat’s Kheda district when he gave his statement to the media, “I was flogged in public and the neighbors I grew up with watched and seemed to enjoy it like it was some entertainment programme”…

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According to the director of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the energy crisis as a result of the ongoing war in Ukraine would probably accelerate the shift to greener energy in Europe. Renewable energy production in Europe, Forecast & Surveys Image Source – BBC Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Europe’s production of renewable energy has reached a record high, prompting some energy analysts to forecast that Europe is about to make significant progress in the production of clean energy. However, some researchers believe that a recession and de-industrialization will reduce European emissions in 2023. According to a study by…

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Marathi and Muslim voters will be a key for the Uddhav faction to win in the upcoming BMC election, the BJP criticizes this as additional “appeasement” by Uddhav after he allied with the NCP and INC. The strategy of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray)  Image Source – Times of India There is a new vote bank heating up Maharashtra politics as the civic polls in Mumbai get near. In a front-page article published on October 22, Saamana (Uddhav camp’s mouthpiece) claimed that “Marathi Muslims” were backing the Uddhav faction.  In response, The BJP quickly reacted and accused the Uddhav faction…

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Tokyo has started implementing a partnership certificate scheme for same-sex couples, allowing them to be treated for the first time as married couples for certain public services, but still fall short of marriage equality. LGBTQ partners now treated as recognised couples Image Source – AP/Mari Yamaguchi In a nation lacking marriage equality for same-sex couples, Tokyo has started giving partnership certificates to same-sex couples who work and live in the capital, on Tuesday. The certificates allow LGBTQ partners to be recognized as married couples for a variety of public services. This includes healthcare, housing and welfare. But, the scheme doesn’t…

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The Morbi bridge’s repair and management contract was given to the Morbi-based Oreva Group in March of this year. Actions taken on the accused Image Source – The Hindu Nine people have been taken into custody, a day after Morbi bridge collapses in Gujarat. The incident which took lives of more than 140 people. 47 children and approximately 50 women were among the casualties. Hence, Dozens of people lost multiple relatives. Prateek Vasava, a local resident, was standing on the Morbi bridge, who claimed that some kids had fallen into the river. “I intended to drag some of them along…

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In a closely contested race between incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and his opponent Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazilians cast votes in the second round. Lula is likely to win with over 52% of the votes. Allegations of Lula and his Workers Party Image Source – Mariana Greif/Reuters After voting ended in the heated contest between president Jair Bolsonaro and former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazilians are waiting for the results of their close-call presidential run-off election. On Sunday, Lula’s Workers Party (PT) complained about police barriers that were put in place allegedly to hinder voting in Lula’s strongholds,…

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