Karnataka CM Yediyurappa also said the state government will be issuing an order banning the use of firecrackers.
Rahul Gandhi may join protests in Punjab. DMK wants to go to court over farm bills in Tamil Nadu.
The petition says that if a final notification based on the controversial draft is published, it will ‘shake the very foundation of environmental jurisprudence’ in India.
India has reported a total of Covid-19 42,04,614 cases and 71,642 deaths.
Where its infections in early June rose by 25 a day on average, the rate is now more than 2,500.
Karnataka minister Basavaraj Bommai said orders have been given to initiate measures to recover losses from those who have caused the damage.
Citizens’ right to file objections was taken away as the proposed law was translated only in Hindi and English, and circulated couple of days before the imposition of coronavirus lockdown for consultation, said the Karnataka HC.
A crowd had gathered outside KG Halli police station on Friday night demanding MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy’s relative be arrested for a derogatory Facebook post.
In an appeal filed in the Supreme Court, the environment ministry claimed it cannot conduct public consultation for a proposed new law for environment clearance in regional languages as it could create hurdles in the government's regular functioning.
Coronavirus cases in Bengaluru crossed 50,000 on Wednesday as 2,270 tested positive.