Iran stun Wales Iran scored twice deep in stoppage time to stun Wales 2-0 on Friday and breathe new life into a World Cup campaign overshadowed by mass anti-government protests at home. Ramin Rezaeian added a second goal moments after Rouzbeh Cheshmi scored the first More on: P11 chennai l saturday l november 26, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l vellore EDITION Iran players celebrate their victory over Wales in Doha on Friday | ap Today’s matches Tunisia vs Australia 3.30pm Poland vs Arabia 6.30pm France vs Denmark 9.30pm Argentina vs Mexico 12.30am (Sun) CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Teltumbde gets SC greenlight to walk out of jail UP shocker as teacher drills into boy’s palm N A M ITA BA J PAI @ Lucknow IN a shocking incident, an instructor at a school in Uttar Pradesh ran a power drilling machine on the palm of a Class 5 student for failing to recite mathematical tables. The boy’s left palm was cut but the presence of mind of another student saved him from deeper injury. The heinous crime took place at Basic Primary Model School in Prem Nagar area of Kanpur on Thursday . Narrating the incident, the student, Vivan, said the instructor asked him to recite the table of 2 but he could not. “Anuj sir got infuriated and ran the drilling machine on my left hand. My friend Krishna, who was with me pulled the plug but by then my hand had been cut,” said Vivan. Local sources said the incident happened when Vivan, 9, was passing through the library where instructor Anuj Pandey was overseeing some repairing work with an electric hand-drill machine. Rejects NIA plea against bail granted by HC tumbde was actively involved in propagating the ideology of The Supreme Court on Friday the banned CPI(Maoist) outfit. dismissed a special leave peti- “Look at the larger canvas at tion filed by the National Inves- which CPI(Maoist) works. If tigation Agency (NIA) chal- it’s proscribed terrorist organilenging the bail granted to sation, then even assistance or Elgar Parishad case accused affiliation is an offence. But Anand Teltumbde by the Bom- he’s actively involved in propabay High Court last week, pav- gation of ideology organising, , ing the way for his release from fund transfer etc,” she added. Taloja jail. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, A bench of Chief appearing for TelJustice of India D Y tumbde, argued that Chandrachud and the documents proJustice Hima Kohli, duced by the NIA to however, clarified justify his arrest were that the trial against not recovered from the accused would go him. Also, emails puron without being inportedly sent by him fluenced by the HC’s were actually recovobservations in its ered from the laptop November 18 bail of co-accused Rona Anand Teltumbde order. Wilson, he pointed Teltumbde has been in Taloja out. Central Prison since 2020 for “Threshold under the UAPA his alleged role in an Elgar Act is very high. He wrote Parishad event held in Pune on about impact of neo-liberal gloDecember 31, 2017. Violence balisation on Dalits. Wherever erupted in Bhima Koregaon a there is a Dalit issue, he is day later, as speakers and other there. In the process there is performers at the event alleg- some organisation which is edly made provocative speech- closely related to some other ores. He is facing charges under ganisation. If I am an academic the stringent Unlawful Activi- and I give speech then that ties Prevention Act (UAPA). doesn’t make me a terrorist,” Appearing for the NIA, Addi- Sibal argued. He also said Teltional Solicitor General Aish- tumbde did not even attend the warya Bhati argued that Tel- Elgar Parishad event. S h r u t i K a kk a r @ New Delhi Top court seeks Centre’s response on gay marriage S h r u t i K a kk a r @ New Delhi FOUR years after decriminalising consensual sex between homosexuals, the Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on same-sex marriage under the Special Marriage Act. The Act provides for civil marriage for Indian citizens irrespective of their religion or faith but limits access to couples comprising one male and one female. A bench of Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli was hearing the pleas filed by two gay couples, who said non-recognition of their marriage amounts to discrimination. The bench issued notice to the government and posted the matter after four weeks. Senior advocate Neeraj Kishan Kaul informed the bench that similar petitions are pending before the Kerala and Delhi high courts seek- ing recognition of same-sex marriage under the Special Marriage Act, Foreign Marriage Act and Hindu Marriage Act. Terming the issues highlighted in the pleas ‘live’, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi said, “It’s an important issue affecting the nation. These are sequels of Navtej Singh and Puttaswamy case. We’re only talking about Special Marriage Act. The Act says marriage should be between two persons and doesn’t say that it’ll be a union of A & B.” In Navtej Singh’s case, the SC had held that LGBTQ+ community possesses the same human, fundamental and constitutional rights as other citizens. In Puttaswamy’s case, the SC’s ninejudge bench had held that the Constitution protects non-binary individuals and that protections under Articles 14, 15, 16, 19 & 21 cannot be restricted to biological sex of “male” or “female”. e x p r e ss r e a d Tangedco to accept payments sans Aadhaar Chennai: After several consumers faced difficulty in linking power service numbers with Aadhaar, Tangedco on Friday told its officials to accept bill payments even from those who have not seeded their Aadhaar number. Talks are also on to give consumers more time for Aadhaar linking, sources said | P4 Gambling law: TN answers Guv’s 3 queries in 24 hrs E x p r e ss N e ws Se r v i c e @ Chennai With just two days left for the ordinance banning online gambling to lapse, the state on Friday submitted its reply to three clarifications sought by Governor R N Ravi regarding the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gaming and Regulation of Online Games Act, 2022, passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly. The governor gave his assent to the ordinance on October 1. Law minister S Reghupathy told reporters on Friday that all queries raised by the governor nor had raised the three quewere clarified within 24 hours ries based on the Madras HC of receiving the letter from the order that struck down the preRaj Bhavan at 11am on vious law banning onThursday Incidentally, . line gambling. Accordthe governor did not ing to the minister, the give an appointment to governor had said the the law minister, home bill failed to factor in secretary, and law secthe observations made retary to meet him in by the HC, the bill does person to clarify the not differentiate beRN Ravi doubts. “The state govtween a game of chance ernment sent a written and a game of skill, reply at 11am on Friday,” the which goes against Article 19 minister said. (1) (g) of the constitution, and The minister said the gover- the ban can only be proportion- al and not a blanket one. The law minister said the government had clarified that the bill distinguishes between a game of chance and a game of skill and as per the doctrine of proportionality, the law seeks to ban only online gambling and does not impose a total ban. The governor had also cited the HC order that said skill-based games are not covered under ‘Betting and Gambling’ in state list under the seventh schedule of the constitution. P5
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