Supreme Court upholds ED’s powers of arrest and seizure under PMLA

A look at the top headlines of the day:

  1. The Supreme Court upholds ED’s power to arrest and seize property under the Money Laundering Act PMLA: Congress said the ruling will have “far-reaching implications” for our democracy.
  2. Aviation regulators instruct SpiceJet to operate 50% of its flights after stumbles for eight weeks: The director-general of civil aviation said he would place the low-cost airline under “enhanced surveillance” during this period.
  3. Protests erupt in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka over the assassination of BJP leader: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha workers pushed BJP state President Nalin Kumar Kateel’s vehicle around, refused to let him out and verbally abused him.
  4. Mohammed Zubair demands return of confiscated devices, High Court gives Delhi police four weeks to reply: Because the tweet for which the journalist was arrested was posted from his cellphone, there was no need to take other devices, attorney Vrinda Grover said.
  5. Union Cabinet approves Rs.1.64 billion package for BSNL revitalization: The center also decided to merge BSNL with Bharat Broadband Nigam Limited to expand its fiber network.
  6. Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh has been suspended from Rajya Sabha for the remainder of the week for “unruly behaviour”: He is the 24th opposition MP to be suspended during the current monsoon session.
  7. Sonia Gandhi appears before ED again in National Herald case amid congressional protests: Several leaders were arrested by Delhi police from the city’s Vijay Chowk as the party leader was questioned by the central authority for the third time.
  8. CBI Arrests Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Aides in Alleged Land for Jobs Scam: The accused, Bhola Yadav, was the special service officer of the chief of Rashtriya Janata Dal during his tenure as Minister of Railways.
  9. Center asked Twitter to block 2,851 URLs in 2021, up from 1,100 this year, IT minister tells Lok Sabha: Orders from the IT Ministry to ban posts and accounts on the social media platform have steadily increased since the Modi government took power in 2014.
  10. The Bishop of the Church of South India appears before ED in an alleged corruption case: On Tuesday, immigration officers at Thiruvananthapuram Airport stopped Bishop A. Dharmaraj Rasalam from traveling to the UK.

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