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The big news: Over 100 arrested in raids on PFI across 11 states, and nine other top stories

The big news: Over 100 arrested in raids on PFI across 11 states, and nine other top stories

A look at the top headlines of the day:

  • Over 100 arrested in anti-terror raids against Popular Front of India in 11 states: A Delhi court remanded 18 persons in NIA custody for four days, and a Mumbai court sent five others to five-day custody of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad.
  • Rupee hits lifetime low of 80.86 against US dollar: The currency slipped by 90 paise a day after the US Federal Reserve raised its interest rates by 75 basis points to tackle soaring prices.
  • Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas challenging Karnataka HC order upholding hijab ban: In March, the High Court had upheld the state government’s ban on wearing hijabs in schools and colleges and held that headscarves were not essential to Islam.
  • Centre’s draft Bill proposes to regulate OTT platforms by bringing them under telecom services: Telecom operators say voice call options by platforms such as WhatsApp and Signal are ‘perfect substitutes’ to their services and that they are losing revenue.
  • Varanasi court issues notice to Muslim side on plea for carbon dating of ‘shivling’ in Gyanvapi case: The court dismissed an application of the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee, asking for eight weeks time to prepare for the next hearing.
  • Reservation is for social upliftment, not poverty alleviation, says chief justice in EWS quota hearing: UU Lalit made the remarks after a counsel argued in...

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