The constitution bench of the Supreme Court consisting of five judges has come upon with a heavy hand on Kerala and Tamil Nadu for adding fuel to the Mullaperiyar dam fire rather than dousing it. It said that the states were whipping up the emotions of the people and inciting people in their respective states.
The High Court of Bombay will deliver its judgment today (12th December) on the 2003 Mumbai twin blasts which rocked the Mumbai city and claimed the life of 57 people. The Court will pronounce judgment as regard to the confirmation of death sentences awarded to three LeT activists.
The much hyped Unique Identification ‘Aadhar’ Scheme has run into trouble as the Parliamentary Standing Committee has asked the government to redraft the Unique Identification Authority Bill. The committee which is headed by the former finance minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said that the Bill is unacceptable and have also brought forward many key objections.
Panama’s former military dictator Manuel Noriega has been extradited from France to his homeland to serve a term of 20 years for the crimes committed during his notorious 1983-89 regime. Noriega has been behind the bars in United States and France for the last two decades for the murder of his opponents during his rule. General Manuel Noriega was never the President of Panama however he was the Panama’s de facto leader from 1983 to 1989, when the commission of the brutal murders happened.
India faced severe censure from the European Union (EU) when it blamed India for upholding a “relatively tough stand”, obstructing a fresh legally-binding climate accord which was to be arrived at Durban. India has rejected the accusation from EU and affirmed that it was open for a dialogue concerning a binding climate deal. India also said that the question of equity and the right to grow must be considered while discussing a legally-binding climate agreement.
The Central government’s attempt to control the content being uploaded on the internet has invited criticism from the international world as well. The United Nations secretary general made a strong criticism against any move that is made to restrain or control the social media, while speaking on the occasion of the UN Human Rights Day. Even the US secretary of state Hillary Clinton while speaking in The Hague also had criticized the governments who are trying to take control and impose restrictions on the internet.
AMRI hospital’s six directors are likely to be produced before a Kolkata court on Saturday for charges including negligence which has been taken against the hospital. This is consequent to the tragedy that occurred at the hospital on Friday which claimed the life of as many as 90 lives. The private hospital, situated in South Kolkata, is said to have turned a deaf ear to the warnings given by the fire department regarding the inadequacy of the fire safety mechanism at the hospital. Sources say that this disaster could have been avoided if they had taken heed of such warnings.
On the day when the Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi is celebrating her 65th birthday, hackers broke into the official website of India’s ruling Congress party official website and defaced the profile of Ms. Sonia Gandhi. The profile of the party president was replaced with text having sexual innuendo which included a reference to a Pakistan based e-mail address. However, it is still unknown as to whom the hackers are.