LIVE updates: Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away

Activist advocate Prashant Bhushan on Monday said that the Supreme Court would impose a token fine of Rs 1 on the contempt of court case for tweets made against the judiciary, but suggested filing a review petition against the order. Bhushan said he had great respect for the Supreme Court and the judiciary and that his tweets were not intended to be disrespectful to the Supreme Court.

“By appropriate legal remedy, I reserve the right to seek retribution and sentencing, but I propose to submit myself to this order and pay the fine as honorably as I did with any legal punishment,” he said hours after the Supreme Court imposed fines.

The Chinese army has “provocative military campaigns in eastern Ladakh to change the status quo” but they have been blocked by Indian soldiers, the government said today. The events took place on the night of August 29-30.

In economic terms, the National Statistical Office today released its official estimate for the quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) for the quarter ending June 2020 (Q1 FY21).

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