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Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know About

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know About

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The Supreme Court berates DHA for allocating state land to private entities

The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday took issue with the Defence Housing Authority’s (DHA) handing over of state land in Karachi to private entities. Furthermore, the court ordered the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) to ensure implementation of its January directive ordering the city-wide demolition of illegal constructions.

The court in January had issued an order to demolish illegal constructions that were in violation of the original master plan to help build Karachi into a mega city. The court goes on further to berate the SBCA for not doing their job by ensuring the courts orders are carried out.

India’s Supreme Court dismissed a petition wanting to bar Rahul Gandhi from contesting elections

Opponents of Rahul Gandhi have for a long time accused him of lying about his nationality, alleging that he holds British citizenship. Their proof; a now-defunct British company in which he was once a director.

Since India does not allow dual nationality and only Indian citizens can contest elections, this could have been a major problem. However, the Supreme Court called the petition frivolous and an attempt to start a “roving inquiry” into the long-standing claims against Gandhi.

David Beckham can’t drive for six months after caught using his phone while behind the wheel.

Former English footballer star David Beckham was banned from driving for six months after using his phone while behind the wheel. The 44-year-old had previously admitted the offence after being spotted by a member of the public as he drove his Bentley in London on November 21.

At Bromley Magistrates Court, south of London, Beckham was given six penalty points on his licence, fined £750 and ordered to pay £100 to prosecution costs and a £75 surcharge fee.

Finally! We have a name for the royal baby; Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Most people were assuming the baby’s name would be more traditional; however they pulled a fast one on us! The royal baby’s name has been revealed to be Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Wow, that’s a mouthful. Of course Twitter had a field day with the name, reminding many of the beloved comic book and TV show character, Archie Andrews.

WhatsApp going to end its support for all Windows-powered phones by end of the year!

WhatsApp has said in a blog post that it is no longer developing for Windows phone operating system and will end its support in December as well. This isn’t the first time the messaging giant has done this. They have previously ended support for Nokia Symbian S60, Blackberry OS/10, and other Nokia Series 40 operating system mobile phones.

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