The Hindu – 3 Aug
Haryana clashes : toll rises to six
Six people has died in communal violence in South Haryana .
3 additional paramilitary forces need to be deployed in addition to 20 .
Pradeep Sharma , a Bajrang dal coordinator in Bulandshahpur died .
Internet ban has been extended .
HM Anil Viz said social media posts fuelled the violence .
CM Khattar told that those who have vandalized property will not be spared .
GST council sticks plan to collect 28% tax online gaming .
GST council on Wednesday stuck to its earlier decisions of imposing 28% GST on betting , online gaming , casinos , and horse racing with an eye on implementing it from October 1.
Sikkim and Goa were the only two states that showed problem with the modalities .
Clearing this Ms Sitharaman said if a person enters a Casino and buys chips worth ₹1000 plays a round and wins ₹300 .the tax will not be levied on ₹1300 but on the entry amount of ₹1000 . Though there are those who tell that the deciot is death knell on Indian gaming industry . It will endanger billions of dollars of investment and thousand of jobs there are those . E gaming Federation and Federation of Indian Gaming sports has welcomed this as ” repeat taxation”
One more Cheetah died at Kuno National Park , taking the toll to six .
The female Cheetah Dhatri sourced from South Africa is believed to have getting a parasitic infection after repeatedly scratching its skin and wounding itself .This is the sixth death reported among 20 Cheetahs brought from Namibia and South Africa .
On Tuesday , National Tiger Conservation Authority ( NTCA) had told SC that the deaths of Cheetahs are due to ” natural causes ” and not from any accidents .
Governor interfering in administration : Mamta on anti graft cell
West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee has accused Governor C v Ananda Bose of interfering in state’s administration after he opened an ‘ anti corruption cell at Raj Bhawan .
Earlier in the day , the Governor opened ” anti corruption cell ” ar Rajbhawan saying that it was set up as CM’s strong stand against graft .
Post 1957 , govt retained the power to scrap article 370 : SC
SC on Wednesday said that post 1957 ( dissolution of J&K constituent assembly ) , govt of India retains the power to scrap article 370 .
Clause ( 3) of article 370 said that it can be made “inoperative ” or modified by president of India but only after the Jammu and Kashmir constituent assembly .
“A Constituent Assembly is not a permanent body like the
Parliament and the Supreme Court. No Constituent Assembly can have an
indefinite life… The J&K Constituent Assembly was constituted for a
specific purpose — to draft the Constitution of J&K. It became functus officio once the J&K
Constitution was framed… This proviso making the Constituent Assembly’s
‘recommendation’ necessary before abrogation has no application. If the proviso
ceased to operate, surely the substantive part of Clause 3 in Article 370 will
remain,” Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, heading a Constitution Bench, observed
orally on the first day of hearing.
The gist of what CJI observed
is that as the J&K constituent assembly got dissolved in 1957 . And no
constituent assembly exists now . So the part of clause that requires
recommendation of j&k constituent assembly to declare article 370 stands
In 2019 govt of India made a law Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization act and abolished article 370 . Several political parties had called it unconstitutional and challenged in court .
Security intensified as tribes plan mass burial of 35 bodiesAdditional forces have been rushed to borders of Bishnupur and Churachandpur districts , where the Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum ( ITLF ) had announced that they would bury 35 kuki zo bodies . ITLF had earlier announce that bodies will be buried in Bojlang village on Thursday . The bodies are those which were unidentified but are of Kuki Zo community .
The village comes in
Bishnupur district and Coordinating Committee of Manipur ( COCOMI ) which is
Meitie supporting community has warned against using the village land for
Bishnupur is Mietie dominated district .while Churachandpur is Kuki Zo hill tribes dominated district .
Center forms expert panel to revise anti – discrimination guidelines on campuses .
Govt kicks off contractual dispute settlement scheme
Govt on Wednesday launched
” Vivad se Vishwas 2 ” a scheme that aims to settle dispute between
govt and it’s vendors .
” The scheme will be
applied to all domestic contractual dispute where one of the parties is either
govt of India or an organization working under it’s control ” , The
finance ministry said in a statement .
The scheme was announced in
Budget this year .
offer the contractors voluntary settlement amount .
offer settlement amount upto 85% of that awarded by courts .
India passes law
allowing private firms to bid for and mine lithium .
Govt passed a
law in parliament to allow private companies to mine lithium from newly
discovered mines in Jammu and Kashmir .Lithium is critical for EV batteries .
Other minerals that govt has opened for mining is beryl , niobium , titanium and zirconium . These were earlier allowed to be mined by state owned companies only . The involvement of private firms will be ” force multiplier ” , govt statement said .
Street turns into river as Beijing records heavy rain .
Recent rains in Beijing has
surpassed 140 year old record . The Beijing Meteorological services said that
the capital has just experienced the ” heaviest rainfall in 140 years
” , when city authorities started keeping records . Millions of people
have been affected . 11 deaths have been recorded from Beijing itself .
Storm Doksuri , a
former super typhoon which hit southern Fujian province last year has moved
North wards .
China has been hit by hard by extreme weather in recent months , from record-breaking heat waves to deadly rain
China plans to limit Children’s smartphone time to 2 hours .
China’s cyberspace watchdog has put forward plans to
limit the usage of smartphones by children to no more than 2 hours a day .Tech
companies need to introduce ” minor mode ” to enforce it. .
The draft ” guidelines
for the construction of minor mode of the Mobile internet ” is open for
public comment till September 2 , and is expected to be passed .
The proposed guidelines
proposes following :
categories has been divided for age under 3 , 3-8 , 8-12 , 12 -16 , 16 -18 .
3 – No video content , internet providers should recommend children’s song ,
enlightment education and other parent child companionship program
For children 3-8 ” minor
mode.” will permit 40 minutes per
16-18 : 2 hours internet use will be
permitted by ” minor mode ”
still not clarity on how it will be implemented .
In 2021 Chinese authorities restricted the online gaming for those below 18 years for 1 hour betwee. 8 PM to 9 PM on Friday , Saturday and Sunday only .It was enforced effectively
‘Afghan citizens’ helping
suicide bombers : Sharif
Militant from the recent
suicide attack in Khar in Pakistan were being helped by ” Afghan citizens
” and they were operating from safe ” sanctuaries ” across the
border as told by Pakistan PM Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday .
spokesperson on Wednesday told that Khar attack was a ” criminal act . The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is very
serious about preventing it’s lands use against anyone , and we won’t allow anyone
to create a sanctuary here ” .
In recent blast in Khar newe Afghanistan border in Pakistan has killed 54 . Islamic State Khorasan ( IS-K ) had taken the responsibility .
Tarique Rahman to be jailed for 9 years :
Bangladesh’ s exiled
opposition leader was sentenced to 9 years of jail for corruption by Anti
Corruption Commission .
Tarique Rahman is acting chairman of Bangladesh National Party ( QmeuupqBNP) . The sentence has triggered a row of protest in Bangladesh .
Russian drone strike hit Ukrainia port that is key to
Russia. Port on Wednesday hit the port Izmail a Ukrianian port city along the border of NATO member Romania.
Thailand MFP excluded from coalition to form govt .
Pheiu Thai the second largest party in its coalition has exploded the largest party Move Forward Party over its proposed criticism to law banning countries monarchy .
Editorial 2 :
France and US must push for the talks to restore democracy
About the editorial :
The editorial talks about
current situation in Niger . The military coup and the way forward to get
Pre coup situation :
Niger is largest country in
Sahel region of Africa . Sahel region has been quite unstable in recent times .
With Islamic militancy rising , several country mainly Burkina Faso and Mali
facing several coup in just few years.
Niger got its independence from France in 1960 . In 2021 it got its first democratically elected govt . President Bouzom thougj was not able to fulfill expectations of its people . Country was over dependent on France .Presidential guards were not happy as well .
Coup and situation ahead :
Presidential guard exploited this situation and home arrested the president . Later army head declared himself as head of state . There is lot of role of Wagner group of Russia in this which has been involved in Mali and Burkina Faso as well . France and US has told that they can use force .But this will not be right option . This will further aggravate counties situation . To call the two parties on table of talk and do amicable talk will be right step .