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India extends ban on International flights.

Indian government has extended the ban on international passenger flights till 31 August. The ban on scheduled overseas flights was to end on 31 July after a 16-month gap. However, the order was issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which extends the ban till 31st August. Dedicated cargo flights, flights under the bilateral air bubble pacts with select countries will continue to operate, the civil aviation watchdog said. A bilateral air bubble is a mechanism to resume flights between India and other nations with preconditions during the pandemic.

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Prashant Kishor, the Kingmaker of Indian politics to join Congress? Bring opposition together? Read Here.

Indian politics is abuzz with rumors of Prashant Kishor, India’s master political strategist, joining Congress. Prashant Kishor recently held meetings with Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi. Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi. This has fuelled speculation that he may be working on plan to bring opposition parties together. It is also being rumored that he may join the Congress as a party member. What is happening? Prashant Kishor had earlier met Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. They are believed to have discussed a revival plan for the Congress in the run up…

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Supreme Court questions Centre on sedition law. Asks what’s the need for Colonial Era law.

The Supreme Court questioned the Centre on the constitutional validity of the sedition law, which has existed since the colonial-era. The Chief Justice of India asked if the law which was used by the British to silence Gandhi was still needed after 75 years of Independence. The apex court’s strong message came after a fresh plea by a former army officer challenging the Constitutional validity of the sedition law on the ground that it causes “chilling effect” on speech and is an unreasonable restriction on free expression, a fundamental right.…

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Why did India blacklist Youtuber Karl Rock from entering the country? Here is the truth behind it.

New Zealand YouTuber Karl Rock who has been barred from entering India has violated the terms of his visa, the Union Home Ministry said today.  The vlogger took to Youtube to allege that he has been blacklisted by the Indian government. He is a traveller who had shifted to India about 2 years ago to explore the country. “I left India in October 2020 to travel to Dubai and Pakistan. When I left through the New Delhi International Airport, they cancelled my Visa. They would not tell me why they were…

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J&K High Court passes ruling on not standing up for national anthem

J&K High Court passed a landmark that not standing up while the Indian National Anthem is being sung or standing up but not singing it may be disrespect to the National Anthem, but it is not an offence under Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act 1971. The court made the observation while quashing an FIR lodged against a lecturer for allegedly disrespecting the national anthem during a celebration over Surgical Strike Day at Government Degree College, Bani on September 29, 2018. The court held that “it is only if…

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