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This is the Catch Up on 3 Things for the Indian Express and I’m Damini Jaiman.
It’s the 2nd of May and here are the headlines.
Today, the India Meteorological Department said that the heatwave is set to abate tomorrow. There are also chances of thunderstorms and rain over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, east Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and all the southern states till Friday.
Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation filed a case against fugitive diamond trader Mehul Choksi and his firm Gitanjali Gems Limited and four others for allegedly causing a wrongful loss of Rs 22.06 crore to the Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI). In the new FIR, the CBI has said that between 2014 and 2018, Gitanjali Gems took a loan of Rs 25 crore from the IFCI, after pledging shares, gold, diamond jewellery, and stones two times the value of the loan as security. However, later it was after the company defaulted on the loan, the IFCI found out that the gold, diamonds and stones pledged by Choksi’s company were of inferior quality and that their actual valuation was 98 percent less than shown by the company.
The Bombay High Court today sought the Maharashtra home department’s response to the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking immediate installation of telephones and other electronic modes of communication for the resumption of video and voice calling facilities in all prisons in the state so that inmates can speak with their lawyers and relatives.
After turning down the Congress’ offer to join the party, poll strategist Prashant Kishor has dropped hints of setting up his own political party. In what is being seen as a step in that direction, Kishor has started meeting members of the civil society and launched Jan Suraj, a campaign to seek feedback on good governance.
Today, the Supreme Court, while stating that the Centre’s current vaccination policy is not arbitrary, ruled that no individual can be forced to get vaccinated. Upholding an individual’s right to bodily integrity the Court also added that “in the interest of protection of communitarian health, the government is entitled to regulate issues of public health concern by imposing certain limitations.”
This was the Catch-up on 3 Things by The Indian Express.