LIVE UPDATES: Hearing on Arnab Goswami’s plea resumes today in Supreme Court; China bans entry of Indians in country due to COVID-19


China has decided to ban the entry of Indians holding valid visas into the country in view of the coronavirus pandemic. According to news agency PTI, the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on Thursday said that the ‘suspension’ was a temporary measure that China had to adopt to deal with the current pandemic. In other news, a Bench led by Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde, will hear Arnab Goswami’s petition against the breach of privilege notice issued by the Maharashtra Assembly against him.

Arnab Goswami

“China will make further adjustment and announcement in accordance with the ongoing pandemic situation in a timely manner,” the statement read. The Indian government was planning to operate flights between India and China under  Vande Bharat Mission scheme on 13, 20, 27 November and 4 December 4. But the government has not decided to cancel these flights in view of the ban imposed by China.

As for Goswami’s petition, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde last week had expressed his disgust on Arnab Goswami’s style of news coverage as he told Goswami’s lawyer Harish Salve that even he could not ‘stand’ the TV coverage designed to cause communal disharmony in the society. This was after the Maharashtra government filed an appeal against the Bombay High Court’s order staying a police investigation against the Republic TV founder.

LIVE UPDATES on today’s big stories will appear below

23.14 PM: Case registered against model-actor-fitness promoter Milind Soman, under IPC Sec 294 (Obscene acts and songs) & Sec 67 (Punishment for publishing/transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of IT Act for his social media post where he was seen sprinting naked at a Goa beach (ANI)

21:32 PM: Delhi Police registers case against YouTuber Gaurav Wasan for allegedly misappropriating funds received as donation for owner of ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ (PTI)

21:26 PM: I appeal to people of Bengal to give us a chance. We would form Sonar Bangla in the state in five years, says Amit Shah. Trinamool Congress says, “Rest assured Bengal has and will always stand up to protect India’s soul.’

18:23 PM: Two #terrorists and one civilian were killed in an encounter at Pampore in south #Kashmir’s #Pulwama district, officials said on Friday. (IANS)

17:54 PM: Chief Justice #SABobde on Friday told Solicitor General #TusharMehta that the court is not concerned with any commission, all it wants on a priority basis is for the Centre to ensure that there is no #smog in Delhi-NCR. (IANS)

16:38 PM: #Karnataka has decided to ban the sales and bursting of #firecrackers during #Diwali this year in view of the #coronavirus pandemic, Chief Minister @BSYBJP said on Friday. (IANS)

15:27 PM: Joe Biden takes lead in Georgia with 16 electoral votes for the first time, likely to leave Trump behind even in Pennsylvania with 20 votes. Trump’s departure as US President certain.

14:40 PM: Supreme Court gives protection from arrest to Arnab Goswami in the breach of privilege motion case

14:38 PM: #SupremeCourt issues notice to the Secretary of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly to appear before top Court and show cause as to why Contempt Proceedings should not be initiated against him for the letter authored by him to #ArnabGoswami. (Live Law)

14:36 PM: More cases of people reading ‘#HanumanChalisa’ in mosques were coming to light, after four men were booked for offering ‘#namaaz’ at a temple in #Mathura earlier this week. (IANS)

14:04 PM: The Chief Justice of #MadrasHighCourt , #AmreshwarPratapSahi, has tested positive for #Covid_19 and has been admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital in #Chennai. (IANS)

13:27 PM: Dumka treasury case: Jharkhand High Court defers for 27th November, the hearing of bail plea of former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav. (ANI)

13:08 PM: #UttarPradesh: A retired army personnel has allegedly shot dead his 80-year-old father, who refused to switch off the TV during a late night show. (IANS)

12:31 PM: HC seeks CBI reply on disqualified UP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s appeal against 10-yr jail for custodial death of Unnao rape victim’s father. (PTI)

11:43 AM: Over 1,100 FIRs have been lodged against 2,000 farmers in #UttarPradesh for stubble burning. (IANS)

11:06 AM: Single-day rise of 47,638 new cases, 670 fatalities pushes India’s COVID-19 caseload to 84,11,724, death toll to 1,24,985: Health ministry. (PTI)

10:44 AM: The #Lucknow administration has, once again, put up posters with photographs of activists who had campaigned against the #CitizenshipAmendmentAct (#CAA ) earlier this year. (IANS)