Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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Bihar caste census and its aftermath: How RJD-JDU govt’s divisive politics is based on a sinister numbers game

The Bihar government had put the entire might of the administration at work to conduct the caste-based survey in the state.

Uttarakhand tunnel rescue: Operation successful, all 41 trapped workers evacuated safely

All the 41 trapped workers have been safely evacuated from the Silkyara tunnel as Uttarakhand tunnel rescue operation comes to an end.

Ashneer Grover apologises in Delhi HC for defamatory posts against BharatPe; fined Rs 2 lakhs for violating an earlier court order 

Ashneer Grover apologised before the Delhi HC in connection with his social media posts targeting BharatPe.

Who is Mohammed Hijab? The Islamic preacher who provoked Muslims during the 2022 anti-Hindu violence in Leicester

Mohammed Hijab, a prominent Islamist YouTuber and a mainstay of Islamist movement in UK, is infamous for provoking his followers against Non Muslims.

Shortly after the results of assembly elections will be announced in 5 states, Rahul Gandhi set to travel to 3 foreign countries

Rahul Gandhi will visit Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia from 8th December to 15th December.

Supreme Court dismisses plea demanding a total ban on Pakistani artists in India, says ‘one must not be so narrow-minded’

Before dismissing the case against Pakistani artists, Supreme Court Justice Khanna remarked that the petitioner's thinking should not be so narrow. 

UK: Hindu families living in perpetual fear of persecution by Islamists, netizens reveal chilling details of harassment and police inaction

Hindu harassment is not uncommon in the UK. But several accounts of atrocities faced by them reflect the horrifying image of persecution underway.

Uttar Pradesh: Over 3,000 illegal loudspeakers removed from religious places during the statewide crackdown against noise pollution

As a measure against rising noise pollution, the UP Police conducted a statewide drive to remove illegal loudspeakers at religious places.

US: American Sikh body urges New York Gurudwara to take action against those who heckled the Indian ambassador

"Sikhs of America, the leading Sikh organisation in the US, strongly condemns the disrespect of a Sikh devotee, Ambassador of India to US Taranjit Singh Sandhu, in a Gurudwara in Long Island, New York, yesterday," it added.

“There was some divine power which..”: Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s autobiography talks about Ram Mandir judgment, and the hurdles he faced during it

Justice Ranjan Gogoi reflects on how his fellow judges used to discuss among themselves why they were so determined to resolve this case. He faced accusations of putting the reputation of the Supreme Court at stake. However, he believes that there was some divine force that was prompting him to end the case.

Congress exploits the plight of 41 workers stuck in Uttarakhand tunnel to attack PM Modi

The Congress party recently shared a distasteful cartoon, using the Silkyara Tunnel collapse to further its attack against PM Modi.

Haryana: Woman scares away gun-wielding killers with a broomstick, video viral

The CCTV footage of the incident has gone viral on social media. The gunmen were almost successful in killing their target but were chased by a woman with a broomstick in hand.

Rajasthan: NEET aspirant from West Bengal kills himself in Kota, 28th case of suicide this year in ‘coaching factory’

A 20-year-old NEET aspirant from West Bengal committed suicide in Kota, Rajasthan, marking the 25th suicide by a coaching student in the city this year.

New York retailers lost $4.4 billion in 2022 to organised retail theft, a staggering 64 per cent rise since before the pandemic: Report

A whopping 93 per cent of grocers in NYC have reportedly been victims of shoplifting this year. Of these, 60 per cent said they have been burglarised every single day of a week this year.

UP Hindu bus conductor attack: Harikesh Vishwakarma, who was attacked by Lareb Hashmi, is stable and recovering

Harikesh Vishwakarma, the bus conductor who was attacked by Islamist Lareb Hashmi, is now out of danger and is recovering in the hospital.

Beaten, tortured, and forcibly converted to Christianity: Two minor girls confined in Pune orphanage subjected to atrocities, NCPCR seeks action

In a notice issued by NCPCR, the statutory body said the two minor victims were forced to read Bible and clean public toilets.

‘Clean every part where Kafir touches’: Burqa-clad woman tells Muslims to purify themselves if they hire non-Muslims to apply Mehndi

"You need to purify (Pak) every body part that a Kafir has touched with his wet hands," the woman was heard saying.

NDTV fact-checks Congress’ Supriya Srinate, says they did not conduct any ‘poll of polls’ for Telangana

NDTV in a post on X tagged Supriya Shrinate and said they did not conduct any poll of polls. The channel also urged her not to share fake posts.

Indore: Moin Khan abuses Hindu women doing Yoga, attempts to show porn videos, arrested

The accused reportedly hurled abuses at the Hindu women practicing Yoga in the park. He was apprehended by the police after the women sought help.

US: Indian tech giant TCS found guilty of misappropriating another company’s trade secrets, directed to pay ₹1750 cr penalty

TCS allegedly hired employees of CSC employees and gained access to its source code to develop insurance platform

No holiday on Rakshabandhan, Janmashtami, Ram Navami, Shivratri, 6 days for Eid: Bihar govt orders Urdu language schools to have Friday off

Only four Hindu festivals have been factored in which include Diwali (1), Durga Puja (3), Chhath Puja (3) and Holi (2). The total Hindu holidays account for nine days. Islamic holidays account for 11 days.

Meghna Gulzar admits Deepika Padukone’s controversial visit to JNU affected Chhapaak

Speaking at the Express Adda, Meghna Gulzar stated that Deepika’s controversial visit to JNU took the conversation away from the subject of the movie.

Cochin University stampede: Kerala Human Rights Commission registers case of security breach, seeks report from Uni

Commission member VK Beena Kumari sent a notice to the Superintendent of Police (Rural), Aluva, and the CUSAT Registrar. The action is based on a complaint alleging security lapses in the university, according to officials.

‘Hamas must be destroyed, education system in Gaza has to be changed’: Elon Musk after his Israel visit

Musk also remarked that civilian casualties are "unavoidable" and that Israel is trying to avoid them in its war against Hamas.

‘Attempt to instigate sentiments of Muslims’: Jamiat-e-Ulema threatens action against burqa-clad women for participating in a fashion show

Jamiat-e-Ulema objected to the fashion show by burqa-clad women, claiming that the event was an attempt to instigate the sentiments of Muslims.

Ireland: Probe launched against MMA fighter Connor McGregor over ‘hate speech’ after he criticised the govt for Dublin stabbing: Report

Connor McGregor has been an outspoken critic of the current "progressive centre" government led by Fine Gael party.

PM Modi’s pics at Sri Venkateswara Temple sparks outrage: How posing before Sheshnaag is a decades-old practice and he is not the only one to...

Not just PM Modi, several other politicians and notable personalities have clicked their pics in front of Sheshnaag inside the Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

United Kingdom detects the first human case of influenza strain similar to the pig virus

The individual concerned had experienced a mild illness and has fully recovered. However, the source of this infection has not yet been ascertained and health experts are investigating the matter.

‘Nefarious attempts to link us to Uttarkashi tunnel collapse’: Adani Group slams malicious claims linking them with Silkyara tunnel construction

The Adani Group rubbished claims linking them to the Silkyara tunnel collapse, stating that it has no direct or indirect links with the tunnel construction.

‘Welcome to Chinland’: Armed Myanmar rebel groups install board of New Republic after capturing border towns near Indian border

The Ethnic rebel groups have captured border towns near Mizoram and reportedly installed a board stating, “Welcome to Chinland”.

UP: Hanuman Chalisa, Sundarkand to be recited by prisoners for personality development

Inmates in UP prisons will recite the Hanuman Chalisa and Sundarkand as a part of the program, besides being guided in additional developmental skills.

Punjabi singer, several VVIPs on our target: Sharpshooters of Canada-based Khalistani gangster Arshdeep Dalla arrested in Delhi

Two sharpshooters of gangster and Khalistani terrorist groups' affiliate, Arshdeep Dalla, have been arrested by Delhi Police

Ambassadors and diplomats from 70 nations arrive in Varanasi to witness Dev Deepavali celebrations

Organised by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the distinguished guests will bear witness to the lighting of earthen lamps on the auspicious occasion of Kartik Purnima, alongside the mesmerising Ganga Arti and Dev Deepavali festivities at Kashi.

New Zealand’s newly-elected conservative government scraps Jacinda Ardern government’s smoking ban to fund tax cuts

The anti-smoking law was passed in 2022 by the left-wing government in New Zealand led by Jacinda Ardern and was due to be implemented in July 2024.

‘Kejriwal masters the art of corruption,’ says BJP as it points out irregularities at Delhi Jal Board’s STP upgradation

BJP national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had mastered the art of corruption. "If there is any politician in India who has mastered the art of corruption, lies, and deceit then it is Arvind Kejriwal," he added.

‘Afraid that Tejas will crash now’: TMC leader makes controversial remarks to attack PM Modi after his sortie in indigenously built fighter jet

TMC leader Santanu Sen implied that Tejas, an indigenously built fighter jet, would crash after PM Modi's sortie earlier last week.

Did not want from my heart for Yogi Adityanath to become CM , but his performance is superlative: Vikas Divyakirti of ‘Drishti IAS’

"Rahul Gandhi is constantly evolving into his best version...But I do not think he stands a chance in the 2024 elections," Vikas Divyakirti remarked.

‘Both Congress and BRS are sinners, they are destroying Telangana’: PM Modi in Mahabubabad

"BJP can never work against the wishes of the people of Telangana. Ever since BJP turned down KCR, BRS has been baffled. The party doesn't lose any opportunity to abuse me. BRS knows that Modi will never let it anywhere near BJP. This is Modi's guarantee," PM Modi added.

What is ‘Rat Hole Mining’: Experts say manual drilling may be the only way the 41 workers can be rescued safely

A team of 6 specialists have reached the site to undertake the manual drilling work and rescue 41 workers stuck in the Silkyara tunnel.

Malaysia to allow visa-free entry to Indians from December 1, joins Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Thailand to extend such a waiver

As per new policy, Indian nationals will enjoy a visa-free stay of up to 30 days in Malaysia, which however will remain subject to security screening.

Bengaluru airport to do away with gadgets-in-tray security checks: KIA to bring in quick CT technique for screening travellers

The Bengaluru airport will soon ditch gadgets-in-tray security checks as it is all set to bring advanced measures to screen travellers.

US: Khalistanis heckle Indian ambassador after he was honoured by Gurdwara in New York

The Khalistanis falsely held the Indian Ambassador responsible for the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar'. They also accused him of "plotting to kill Gurpatwant Singh Pannun".

Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath govt orders stores, manufacturers to remove ‘halal’ certified products in 15 days

On 18th November, the State outlawed the manufacturing, distribution, storage, and retailing of food items bearing halal certification.

Tejashwi Yadav attacks Yogi Adityanath’s Hindu faith to boast about Bihar’s alleged ‘prosperity’: Here is how attacking Hinduism has been a party policy

BJP has been demanding a probe in the teachers' recruitment process alleging that 37,500 teachers already in service have been reappointed and 30,000 are from other states.

Maharashtra: Wasim, Arif, Mustakim gang-rape 22-year-old in Nashik, record obscene videos and threaten her

The girl, as per the FIR, has been under torture and has been sexually assaulted since July 2020. However, she was threatened by the accused to keep her mouth closed if she wanted her family members to stay alive.

Canada: Khalistani elements disrupt peace at Mississauga’s Kalibari Temple, raise slogans, and trample the Indian Tricolour

Khalistani elements staged protest outside Hindu temple in Canada to intimidate Hindu worshipers

Retired IAS officer VK Pandian, seen widely as Naveen Patnaik’s ‘heir’, formally joins BJD: Who is this Tamilian who might be Odisha’s next CM

VK Pandian had recently taken voluntary retirement from the civil services and was immediately given a cabinet minister rank in the Odisha government. He is currently the chairman of "5T" and the Nabin Odisha program.

US: Jewish professor barred from teaching in South Carolina university for calling Hamas ‘murderers’

John Straus had said, “Hamas are murderers. That’s all they are. Every one should be killed, and I hope they all are killed.”

CAA rules to be framed by March 30, says Union MoS Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni

"There are many political parties which spread anarchy when CAA was passed. These parties have also gone to the Supreme Court and filed petitions, the minister said.

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