Morning News Dated 27.07.2021.



J&K: CBI raids on Srinagar ex-DC’s house pits two mainstream parties against each other

JULY 27, 2021 8:32:12 AM

While the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party has said that the bureaucrat was "given ample time to destroy evidence", the Peoples Conference has come in support of Choudhary saying a "hardworking IAS officer cannot overnight be dubbed as a violator of law".


Now Tejashwi, Chirag also come out in praise of Phoolan Devi

JULY 27, 2021 8:10:16 AM

Phoolan Devi, who belonged to the Nishad community (represented by boatmen and fisherfolk), was elected as an MP on a Samajwadi Party ticket from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. She was assassinated in 2001.


In petition to CBI court, accused ex-cop alleges ‘suspicious’ land deals involving ISRO ex-scientist; seeks CBI probe

JULY 27, 2021 7:38:17 AM

The twist in the further probe may come from the petition filed by one of the accused, S Vijayan, a former state police officer who had arrested the two Maldives women — Mariam Rasheeda and Fousiya Hasan — in the case of alleged espionage.


Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel proposes law to acquire pvt college owned by son-in-law’s kin

JULY 27, 2021 7:03:35 AM

The state government is working on a Bill to acquire privately-owned Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College in Durg. This college is owned by Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Hospital (CCMH), an unlisted private company, registered in March 1997.


Karnataka: As BJP looks for successor, B S Yediyurappa will have say

JULY 27, 2021 7:15:34 AM

Party leaders indicated that “the leadership will consider Yediyurappa's preferences” while choosing his successor. Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be the party's central observer to oversee the election of the new leader.


Five Assam policemen killed in violent turn to border dispute with Mizoram

JULY 27, 2021 7:21:26 AM

Fifty policemen were injured, including Nimbalkar Vaibhav Chandrakant, SP of Assam’s Cachar district, who sustained a bullet injury in the leg.


Yediyurappa quits as Karnataka CM: ‘no coercion from anyone’

JULY 27, 2021 4:00:09 AM

The BJP national leadership is expected to pick a "younger replacement" for the 78-year-old Lingayat leader in the next few days by balancing the demands of caste, administrative experience and the need to “fulfil the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi” and the BJP.


Fake gun licences: Reasi police identify 9 offenders

JULY 27, 2021 5:46:18 AM

Pointing out that the field report did not support any threat to them for which they needed self-protection, Reasi SSP Shalindra Singh said that they were rather a threat to people in view of possession of arms and ammunition.


Amid protests, adjournments, Lok Sabha passes two Bills

JULY 27, 2021 3:16:06 AM

The Lok Sabha passed the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 – aimed at helping MSMEs tide over problems of delayed payments as it seeks to broaden the participation of entities undertaking factoring – and the National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021, to declare certain institutions of national importance.


Former intelligence, ED officials potential spyware targets: Report

JULY 27, 2021 7:09:29 AM

Former officials of the armed and security forces, intelligence agencies, NITI Aayog and a junior official in the Prime Minister’s Office have been named in the database investigated by 17 international media platforms as potential targets of snooping using the Pegasus spyware.


Protests over Pegasus issue rock Rajya Sabha, Oppn says govt hasn’t reached out to form consensus

JULY 27, 2021 7:52:03 AM

Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge reiterated the demand that under Rule 267, other House businesses should be suspended to have a discussion on the Pegasus issue in the presence of the Prime Minister or the Home Minister.


Case against Kerala eatery for breaking Covid rules by letting in MP, Congress workers

JULY 27, 2021 7:07:37 AM

A case has been registered against the restaurant, and it has been asked to close down after the “lockdown violations came to notice”, Inspector (Palakkad Kasaba) N S Rajeev said.


‘(Spyware) an attack on privacy, but is something previous govts have also done’: BSP MP Ritesh Pandey

JULY 27, 2021 7:05:59 AM

BSP has been protesting in Parliament against the farm laws. Although the party has criticised the alleged snooping, it did not join the Congress or TMC in their protests over it.


Vaccination pace drops, July target likely to be missed

JULY 27, 2021 7:04:58 AM

At the current pace, India would end up administering about 12.5 crore doses by the end of July. To meet the target of 13.5 crore, about 60 lakh daily doses would have to be administered, a number that has been attained only twice this month.


President pays tribute to Kargil heroes in Baramulla

JULY 27, 2021 2:42:59 AM

President Ram Nath Kovind was accompanied by J&K's Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and General Officer Commanding (GoC) Chinar Corp Lt Gen D P Pandey. In Baramulla, Kovind was received by Maj Gen Virendar Vats, GoC Baramulla Division.


‘Conspiracy’ to destabilise Jharkhand govt: Two accused name BJP leaders in plot; they deny

JULY 27, 2021 2:43:07 AM

Both BJP leaders from Nagpur district — Chandrashekhar Bawankule, former state Energy minister and ex-MLA from Kamptee, and Charan Singh Thakur, party councillor from Katol in Nagpur district — strongly denied the allegations.


FCRA certificate suspension: Centre to submit sealed cover to Delhi HC in response to CHRI plea

JULY 27, 2021 3:15:58 AM

The court had asked the Central government counsel last week to get instructions regarding CHRI’s interim prayer to allow it to utilise 25 per cent of the funds available with it and the prayer to allow it to receive foreign funds during the suspension period.


SKM to launch ‘Mission UP’ on Sept 5 to boost farm stir

JULY 27, 2021 2:24:58 AM

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said “Mission UP” would begin on September 5 with a mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar. He alleged that Uttar Pradesh was on its way to becoming a “police state”, and warned that protesters would besiege Lucknow, like in Delhi, if the government did not work properly.



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