In your evening news brief, Over 470 children below the age of 10 infected with Covid-19 in Bengaluru; UK's Cairn Energy Plc plans to bring lawsuits in the US and other countries to pierce the corporate veil between the Indian government and its owned companies and ex-HC judge to probe allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
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Here is the top news of March 28, 2021:
UK's Cairn Energy Plc plans to bring lawsuits in the US and other countries to pierce the corporate veil between the Indian government and its owned companies such as in oil and gas, shipping, airline and banking sectors, to seize their overseas assets to recover $1.2 billion ordered by an international arbitration tribunal.
The firm has moved courts in the US, UK, Canada, France, Singapore, the Netherlands and three other countries to register the December 2020 arbitration tribunal ruling that overturned the Indian government's Rs 10,247 crore demand in back taxes and ordered New Delhi to return $1.2 billion in value of shares it had sold, dividends seized and tax refunds withheld to recover the tax demand.
Over 470 children below the age of 10 have been infected with Covid-19, since the beginning of this month in Bengaluru, as the city is witnessing a spike in infections.
A total of 244 boys and 228 girls have been infected from March 1 to 26, official data showed.
The cases among children were limited to eight to nine daily during the early days of this month but they have steadily risen to 46 on March 26.
According to some experts, unlike in the past children are now vulnerable because they are more exposed to outdoor activities, functions and gatherings, as also schools reopening for a certain age group, which was not the case earlier due to lockdowns.
The Maha Vikas Aghadi government has made up its mind to set up a Commission of Inquiry headed by a retired Bombay High Court judge to probe into the allegations made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh against state Home Minister and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh. During the last week, a series of meetings were held within three alliance partners – Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress – to discuss the issue and the possible fallouts in the wake of new information coming to light following the arrest of Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze.
Source: DHNS/ PTI