Spain's top court set to announce verdict for Catalan separatist leaders on Monday: source
Friday, 11 October 2019 Spain's Supreme Court is expected to announce on Monday its verdict in the trial of Catalan separatist leaders, a judicial source said on Friday, in a decision that could reignite tensions over a secession push that plunged the country into its worst political crisis in decades.
Spain's Supreme Court on Monday jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders for between nine and 13 years for their role in a failed independence bid, a decision that triggered mass protests in the region and left the future course of the dispute uncertain. Jillian Kitchener has more.
Supreme Court on June 22 allowed Rath Yatra to be conducted in Puri, Odisha with certain restrictions. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan welcomed the decision and said the guidelines by the Centre, state and Home Affairs Ministry will be followed. BJP National Vice President Baijayant Jay Panda said that SC's decision has come as a huge relief for the devotees. The event is held every year, the event only stopped during Mughal invasion but never in peace time. Petitioner Sarthak Nayak said that the Apex Court said that the Rath Yatra should be conducted in Puri only by following social distancing protocols, so it's the duty of the Centre to coordinate with different wings to perform the event without compromising with the health of the people.
President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration will make a filing on "Dreamer" immigrants in the United States, without providing details, to address the Supreme Court's ruling that said he broke federal procedure law in ending a program shielding them from deportation. Colette Luke has more.
The leader of the Spanish region of Catalonia called on residents of an area that has seen a surge in coronavirus cases to stay at home, despite a ruling by a judge who threw out a mandatory lockdown order for the district of 160,000 people. Soraya Ali reports.