LIVE UPDATES: Rajasthan High Court’s verdict in Gehlot vs Pilot case

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The Rajasthan High Court will pronounce its verdict in the case involving the rebellion by Sachin Pilot and his 18 MLAs. Pilot and his rebel MLAs had moved the High Court against the disqualification notices issued by Assembly Speaker CP Joshi.

Rajasthan High Court

Joshi had moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the High Court’s verdict, but the top court refused to intervene. The Supreme Court comprising Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai, and Krishna Murari said that the High Court’s order will be subject to the final order of the top court.

Justice Mishra had said, “Voice of dissent cannot be suppressed.”

Live updates will appear below:

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17:50 PM: Veteran #BJP leader #LalKrishnaAdvani got recorded his statement in a Spl #CBIcourt in the #Babrimosque demolition case through videoconferencing from Delhi. The leader maintained in his statement in the CBI court that the case registered against him was “politically motivated”. (IANS)

17:05 PM: Congress MLAs in Ashok Gehlot camp begin `dharna’ at Raj Bhawan, demand summoning of an assembly session; reports news agency PTI quoting Rajasthan Transport Minister

16:15 PM: Gandak river breaches embankment in Bihar’s Gopalganj district; at least 50,000 people of 45 villages affected; reports news agency PTI quoting District Magistrate Arshad Aziz

15:46 PM: Rajnath Singh holds telephonic conversation with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Gantz on ways to deepen bilateral defence ties; reports news agency PTI quoting Officials.

15:22 PM: Jannayak Janta Party temporarily closes its headquarters in Chandigarh after a cook tests positive for COVID-19, reports news agency PTI quoting Party spokesperson

15:01 PM: A Class 12 student of a #Delhi school, along with two others, was arrested on Thursday by the GRP in #Agra with 20 kg of cannabis which they were allegedly smuggling from #Visakhapatnam; reports news agency IANS.

14:57 PM: #Bengaluru: In a shocking incident a #Covid19 patient’s flat in the city’s eastern suburb along with that of her neighbour was sealed with metal sheets, leading to an uproar and forcing BBMP, N. Manjunatha Prasad to express regrets and promise action against the erring staff.

14:51 PM: The #SupremeCourt on Friday, during a brief hearing on a 11-year-old contempt case against lawyer #PrashantBhushan over his remarks against the apex court in an interview to Tehelka magazine, said it will not make his father and Senior Advocate Shanti Bhushan a party to the case. (IANS)

14:11 PM: 3.5 magnitude #earthquake hits Karbi Anglong district of #Assam, third quake to rock the state in past 9 days; reports news agency PTI quoting Officials.

13:27 PM: UP govt suspends 4 policemen, including Additional SP and Circle Officer, for laxity in probe in kidnapping-murder of lab technician in Kanpur; reports news agency PTI.

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12:37 PM: BJP MLA moves Rajasthan High Court against merger of BSP MLAs’ group with Congress, claims Speaker’s decision illegal; reports news agency PTI

12:14 PM: Supreme Court’s #CJI led bench to shortly hear a plea for extension of time by the Judicial panel headed by former SC Judge, Justice (Retired) VS Sirpurkar— to complete probe into the Hyderabad encounter of four accused in gang rape & murder of a veterinary doctor. (Live Law)

12:04 PM: Rajasthan High Court orders status quo, no action for now on disqualification notices against dissident MLAs; reports news agency PTI quoting Counsel.

11:44 AM: The #Saharanpur Police have registered an FIR under various sections of #lockdown violation and Epidemic Diseases Act against #BhimArmy chief #ChandraShekharAzad, national president Vinay Ratan and 500 others; reports news agency IANS.

11:04 AM: Rajasthan HC allows plea moved by Sachin Pilot, rebel MLAs seeking impleadment of Union of India in writ petition on disqualification issue; reports news agency PTI.

10:04 AM: Record single-day surge of 49,310 COVID-19 cases pushes India’s virus tally to 12,87,945; death toll rises to 30,601 with 740 fatalities; reports news agency PTI.

09:36 AM: Petitioner moves SC to reconstitute of Judicial Inquiry Commission in #VikasDubey Encounter by replacing K.L. Gupta and appoint some other former DGP from Uttar Pradesh as member of the commission, reports news agency Live Law.

09:14 AM: Amid the buzz of a #cabinetreshuffle in the Prime Minister #NarendraModi-led NDA government, former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath in a letter to Modi has said that he hopes the defectors will be not be given a place in the cabinet and asked him to save the democratic values.

08:40 AM: Ghaziabad MP General (retired) V K Singh hands over Rs 10-lakh cheque to wife of journalist Vikram Joshi, who died after being shot by assailants; reports news agency PTI.

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