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COVID-19 Vaccination: Supreme Court said – Due to the digital gap, the deprived section will have to bear the loss

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COVID-19 Vaccination: Supreme Court said – Due to the digital gap, the deprived section will have to bear the loss

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New Delhi, June 2. The Supreme Court has said that the vaccination policy completely dependent on the digital portal ‘Co-Win’ for people in the age group of 18 to 44 years is a “digital divide”. Because of this, Universal Immunization will not be able to fulfill its goal and marginalized sections of the society will have to face the loss of “barriers to access”. The top court said that such a policy would seriously affect the fundamental right to equality and the right to health of people in the age group of 18 to 44 years. The top court also noted that even the digitally educated people are facing difficulties in getting the vaccination slots through the Co-Vin portal. The court has asked the Center whether it has audited the accessibility of the Co-Win website and apps like Aarogya Setu to see how people with disabilities have access to them. The court said that it has come to its notice that the visually impaired people do not have access to the Co-Win platform and there are many barriers to access the website. Also read- Guidelines will be issued soon to protect children from Kovid, before that keep these things in mind of health experts.

A special bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud recommended the Annual Report of the Common Service Center (CSC) for 2019-20 by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and a report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and the National Statistical Office between July 2017 and June 2018. A survey conducted also cited “Household Social Consumption: Education”. The bench said, “It is clear from the above data that there is a digital divide in India especially between rural and urban areas. The progress made in improving digital literacy and digital access has not reached the majority of the country’s population. The availability of bandwidth and connectivity present further challenges to digital access.

The bench also had Justice LN Rao and Justice SR Bhat. The bench made this observation in its May 31 order on the matter of suo motu cognizance of essential services and supplies during the Kovid-19 epidemic. The order was uploaded on the apex court’s website on Wednesday.

“The immunization policy based on a fully digital portal for immunization of significant population of this country in the age group of 18-44 years would not be able to meet the goals of universal immunization because of such a digital gap,” the bench said. The disadvantaged section of the society will suffer the most because of the barrier to access.” The bench had made this observation in its April 30 order underlining the challenges faced by the disadvantaged members of the society in getting the Kovid-19 vaccine.

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Uttar Pradesh District Panchayat Election 2021: Final phase of Uttar Pradesh district panchayat election this month

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Uttar Pradesh District Panchayat Election 2021: Final phase of Uttar Pradesh district panchayat election this month

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Lucknow, June 15: The State Election Commission has informed the Panchayati Raj Department that it is ready to conduct district panchayat elections between June 15 and July 3. On behalf of the Governor, Additional Chief Secretary (Panchayati Raj) Manoj Singh issued a notification to this effect on Monday. Sources said the department would soon seek inputs from the Directorate of Panchayati Raj before issuing the notification. The Zilla Panchayat Presidents of 75 districts will be elected by 3,050 members from different districts. Jaunpur has the maximum number of 83 wards, followed by Sitapur and Lakhimpur Kheri with 79 and 72 wards respectively. Also read: Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Election 2021: 3.19 Lakh Candidates Elected Unopposed In UP Panchayat Election

There are 68 wards in Gorakhpur, the home area of ​​Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The formal notification of district panchayat elections will be issued on Tuesday after which the observers will be appointed. The election of district panchayat presidents is a major prestige issue for all political parties, especially the BJP which has decided to field its office bearers in most of the district panchayat wards. The ruling party is facing a tough challenge from the Samajwadi Party.

The BJP is trying to maximize its footprint in rural parts of the state to take on smaller, regional parties, the SP and BSP, ahead of next year’s state assembly elections. Both the SP and the BJP have started back-channel talks with independent candidates, who have won a large number of wards. His support to candidates supported by various parties will be crucial in the district panchayat elections.

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UP: Girlfriend and friends tried to gang-rape the girl student by calling her on a date, after failing, stabbed her 24 times, died

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UP: Girlfriend and friends tried to gang-rape the girl student by calling her on a date, after failing, stabbed her 24 times, died

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Lucknow: Her boyfriend and two friends tried to rape a B.Sc first year student. When the girl objected to this, the furious lover, along with his companions, stabbed her 24 times with a knife. In this connection, two more youths, including the victim’s lover Mohammad Kaif, have been arrested in Sarojini Nagar area on Monday. The other two people arrested are Vishal and Akash. Tripura: 4 teenagers gang-raped in Tripura, 8 youths arrested

According to reports, Kaif had called the girl on a date and had picked up the girl from near her house on this day. The girl’s father was not at home at that time and her mother had gone to her maternal home in Sitapur.

DCP, Central, Somen Barma said, “Kaif told the police that his friends came to know about his meeting with the girl as he was talking to her on the phone in their presence. As per the plan, Kaif took Vishal’s name. Using his brother’s bike, Gaharu went to the forest area with his friends in the village.After dropping his friends there, he went to pick up the girl and then proceeded towards the place where his friends were waiting for him. When Kaif reached the spot with the girl, everyone tried to rape her.”

Kaif confessed that the incident had dealt a big blow to the girl and threatened to file a police complaint. She somehow freed herself from their clutches and started running.

The accused chased and caught him. The police officer said that his friend Akash knocked him down and Vishal stabbed him several times, killing him on the spot.

Akash Yadav and Vishal Kashyap have also been arrested and the police have also recovered the knife which was used by the accused to stab the victim.

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PNB Scam: Mehul Choksi’s application for relinquishing Indian citizenship rejected, still an Indian citizen

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PNB Scam: Mehul Choksi's application for relinquishing Indian citizenship rejected, still an Indian citizen

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New Delhi, 15 June: Indian authorities have said in their affidavit filed in the Dominica High Court that Mehul Choksi’s application to renounce Indian citizenship has been rejected. He is still an Indian citizen. Mehul is accused of defrauding Punjab National Bank to the tune of Rs 13,500 crore. This affidavit, filed by the Indian Embassy officials, states that the claim that he had renounced his citizenship of the country under the Indian Citizenship Act 1955 is flawed. His application has been rejected.

The 14-page affidavit, filed on June 8, said that Mehul Choksi’s Indian citizenship has still not expired and therefore his claim of relinquishing Indian citizenship is contrary to Indian law and is completely false. Referring to the fact that Mehul is completely bogus in this case, it was further said that this honorable court can completely refute this false claim.

It further said, Mehul submitted his Indian passport to the High Commission of India in Georgetown, Guyana on December 14, 2018 to renounce his Indian citizenship. However, the declaration of renunciation must be registered under Section 8 of the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955. Only after this one’s Indian citizenship can be terminated. As per Rule 38 mentioned in the Act, the declaration of registration has to be made to the Ministry of Home Affairs of India through the Indian Mission.

The affidavit further stated that Choksi had submitted his passport, but on January 29, 2019, several deficiencies were found in his declaration to the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs and since Mehul is wanted in India in a fraud case, he is an Indian in Guyana. The mission is being advised to consider the rejection of its declaration of abdication.

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