3 killed in crude bomb explosion at Bengal’s Murshidabad


3 killed in crude bomb explosion at Bengal’s Murshidabad

A crude bomb explosion at Bengal’s Murshidabad claimed the lives of 3 persons and injured one on Tuesday. The incident occurred in an abandoned house in Jalangi district, Taltali village where the victims had kept crude bombs and were arranging them to be used in a fight on Monday night, reports News18.com.

The police said that they had found more live bombs at the scene and therefore had cordoned off the area for security reasons. Subsequently, the bomb disposal squad was called in to defuse the bombs.

A Trinamool Congress leader said that the incident took place between two rival groups who wanted to control the boat service on the river bank.

 
 
 



Love you Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wishes brother on Bhai Dooj


Love you Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wishes brother on Bhai Dooj

New Delhi: In a loving gesture, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday took to Twitter to wish brother Rahul Gandhi on the occasion of Bhai Dooj.

Priyanka posted an adorable collage and tweeted: "Love you @RahulGandhi." In the collage, there are several pictures of brother and sister from their childhood.

 
 

In one picture, mother Sonia Gandhi and late father Rajiv Gandhi were also seen holding the two in their hands.

The festival of 'Bhai Dooj' falls on the second day of Diwali. It marks the bond between brothers and sisters.

 
 
 



Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and several foreign country heads visit the Golden Temple on Guru Nanak's 550th birthday


Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and several foreign country heads visit the Golden Temple on Guru Nanak's 550th birthday

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, along with the 84 other heads of foreign missions from New Delhi visited the Golden Temple on the 550th birthday of Sikhism founder, Guru Nanak Dev. The foreign heads were a part of the celebrations held at the Golden temple.

The country heads of Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, USA and Nepal were present at the Golden temple.

The visit was organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in collaboration with the Punjab government and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). Puri and ICCR President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe accompanied the heads of missions.

Puri said, “Envoys of all the countries were invited for the visit. Busy schedule may be reason behind their absence”. The envoys of Pakistan, China and the United Kingdom (UK) couldn’t make it for the visit.

In a brief address, Puri said, “Motive of the bringing the envoys to the shrine was to disseminate Guru’s message of brotherhood and world peace in the world.”

Following the Union Cabinet’s decision to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev across the globe, the ICCR had invited the envoys in New Delhi to visit the Golden Temple.

With inputs from Agencies.

 
 
 



Delhi: Highest crime rate against girl child victims in 2017


Delhi: Highest crime rate against girl child victims in 2017

Among 19 metro cities in India, Dekhi reported the highest crime rate against girl child victims in 2017. Sexual offences in this category are dealt with under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The capital recorded 19.2 such cases per lakh population – ahead of Pune (17.4) and Nagpur (17.1), the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data of 2017, released Monday night, shows.

As per data, Delhi recorded 6,844 crimes against children in 2017. The other 19 metros also included Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kochi, recorded a total of 19,544 cases — which means 35% of crimes against children were recorded in Delhi alone. The previous years, however, saw more crimes against children — 8,035 in 2015 and 7,392 in 2016.

In 2017, one in four murder cases revolved around disputes of property to money to family, while 29 were over illicit relationships and 14 over love affairs. The bulk of victims were men in the age group of 18-30.

“Delhi Police files each FIR that comes its way; that reflects in the numbers. It’s a sign of a robust police force. Overall, numbers indicate high registration of cases due to systems such as e-FIRs. It’s a revolutionary idea,” said DCP (PRO) Mandeep Singh Randhawa.

 
 
 



Sex CD case: SC stays criminal trial against Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel


Sex CD case: SC stays criminal trial against Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the ongoing criminal trial in the alleged sex CD case involving Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel as an accused.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer also issued a notice to Baghel on a plea of probe agency CBI seeking transfer of the criminal case out of Chhattisgarh on grounds including that the chief minister has been allegedly threatening the witnesses in the case.

The CBI had registered a case against Baghel in September 2018, then Chhattisgarh Congress president on a complaint that he had allegedly tried to frame the then state PWD minister and BJP leader Rajesh Munat in the fake sex CD case.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBI said that two prosecution witnesses have lodged complaints with the probe agency that they have been threatened at the behest of accused for giving statement against the chief minister in the case.

 
 
 



Kamlesh Tiwari murder: Kamlesh Tiwari's mother fumes at Yogi after meeting him


Kamlesh Tiwari murder: Kamlesh Tiwari's mother fumes at Yogi after meeting him

Lucknow: UP CM meets kin of Hindutva leader, assures them of all help but his mother remains 'dissatisfied'

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday assured the family members of slain Hindutva leader Kamlesh Tiwari of all help after they demanded speedy trial and capital punishment for the culprits during a meeting with him at his official residence here.

Immediately after the 30-minute meeting with the chief minister, the family members, including Tiwari's mother Kusum, told reporters that they were satisfied with his assurances but later she said Adityanath's response was not up to expectations and expressed unhappiness that she was "forced" to to venture out of their house for the meeting against the Hindu customs during the mourning period.

She also said that they asked Adityanath why Tiwari's "security cover was withdrawn" but did not get a proper response.

"It was at his (CM) direction that policemen forced us to meet him. So we were compelled to come (to Lucknow)," she said.

"Had I been satisfied (with the chief minister's assurance), my blood would not have boiled," she told mediapersons later when asked if she was satisfied with the meeting.

"If we do not get justice, I myself will take up the sword," Tiwari's distraught mother Kusum told reporters some time after meeting Adityanath.

"We asked the CM as to why the security cover of Kamlesh was withdrawn, why was he so brutally killed," she said.

The chief minister's expressions were "not as per our desire", added Kusum, who had on Saturday accused a local BJP leader of killing Tiwari over a temple dispute.

 
 

mother after meeting CM Yogi.

“In our society, kins (after any death) don’t go out for 13 days. But many cops came & forced us to go meet CM at his residence...CM’s body language was not what we expected.

Will pick up sword if justice not done”
VC:@sengarlive

 
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Cycle to Karnal: Khattar eschews VIP treatment, takes train and two-wheeler to cast his vote


Cycle to Karnal: Khattar eschews VIP treatment, takes train and two-wheeler to cast his vote

Incumbent Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar travelled by Shatabdi Express from Chandigarh to his hometown Karnal in Haryana to cast his vote.

"First vote then refreshment. I am going to cast my vote," Khattar tweeted. "I humbly request all citizens of the state that you too must exercise the franchise by visiting your polling station. Your one vote is crucial to form a strong government," he added.


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'पहले मतदान तब जलपान'

मैं अपना वोट डालने जा रहा हूँ।

प्रदेश के सभी नागरिकों से विनम्र अनुरोध करता हूँ कि आप भी अपने मतदान केंद्र पर जाकर मताधिकार का प्रयोग ज़रूर करें। मजबूत सरकार बनाने के लिए आपका एक-एक वोट निर्णायक है। #HaryanaAssemblyPolls

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Had a lively interaction with my co-passengers during my journey to Karnal to cast my vote!

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Later, news agency ANI posted a video where it can be seen that Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar rode a bicycle to the polling booth to cast his vote.


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Khattar is again trying his luck from the Karnal seat that he won in 2014 with a margin of over 60,000 votes from his nearest rival. The Congress has pitted Trilochan Singh, former Chairperson of the Haryana Minority Commission, against Khattar. Karnal also has one of the highest incomes per capita in Haryana and is ranked 24 out of over 4,000 cities in the Swachh Survekshan 2019. All the 90 Assembly seats of Haryana went to the polls amid tight security. The voting will continue till 6 p.m.




SC refuses to entertain plea on insuring PMC Bank customers


SC refuses to entertain plea on insuring PMC Bank customers

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain plea seeking directions for redressal of certain aspects, including insuring around 15 lakh people whose money is blocked in the scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC Bank).

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the petitioner to approach high court for seeking relief on his plea.

Last month, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had imposed regulatory restrictions on PMC Bank under the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act.

The RBI has initially allowed depositors to withdraw a paltry Rs 1,000, followed by Rs 25,000 which has now been raised to Rs 40,000, but the customers have been demanding full access to all their accounts.

There has been at least three deaths that have been attributed to the fallout of the bank crisis.

Appearing for Centre, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that the government are taking care of concern of PMC bank account holders and taking effective steps to attach the properties of wrong doers.

He said that 88 immovable properties have been attached. The court was hearing petition filed by Delhi-based Bejon Kumar Misra, who has said that the RBI's move has caused disastrous consequences for depositors.

The petitioner also alleged that the Centre and the RBI had not taken any emergency steps towards the protection of the hard-earned money of around 15 lakh customers of PMC Bank.

The plea requested the court to issue an exhaustive and comprehensive guideline to safeguard the banking and co-operative deposits in the eventuality of emergency financial crisis where common people are financially stranded by the acts of few unscrupulous persons which eventually leading to various personal irreversible catastrophes.

He has also sought quashing of the RBI notifications restricting the limit of withdrawal of deposited amount in PMC Bank.




Kartarpur Corridor Registration to begin online from Oct 20: How to apply, fees and other details


Kartarpur Corridor Registration to begin online from Oct 20: How to apply, fees and other details

The registration for the first batch of Darbar Sahib pilgrimage will begin from Sunday. The first batch of pilgrims will leave from India on the 9th of November. Practising Sikhs from different parts of India and other neighbouring countries travel to Pakistan to visit the Dabar Sahib pilgrim site.

Devotees will have to fill in the registration form released by the authorities today. On the 20th of October, the form will also be made public online as well.

Though the pilgrims do not require a visa to visit the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara, they will need a valid passport. The permit will be provided to people with a valid passport. Pakistan will allow 5,000 pilgrims daily on the corridor that will link Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Punjab state to Darbar Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan’s Kartarpur. The devotees will have to pay USD 20 fees for the pilgrimage.

Pakistan government will release the final permission one week before the scheduled visit. The Indian government has made it compulsory for the pilgrims to return on the same day. Indian officials will accompany each batch of pilgrims.

The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs is working on plans to improve the network connectivity along the Kartarpur corridor. Pakistan has also agreed to the demand that people of all faiths can visit the shrine. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the corridor on November 8.

 
 
 



Delhi government comes up with new parking plan; parking car can cost you Rs 1000 for 10 hrs on workday


Delhi government comes up with new parking plan; parking car can cost you Rs 1000 for 10 hrs on workday

A committee of Delhi government and senior civic officials has come up with a new parking plan. The officials have has come up with a formula under which parking a car in areas such as Connaught Place for a 10-hours on a workday may cost you nearly Rs 1,000.

According to Hindustan Times, this new parking plan comes at a time when there have been growing calls to dissuade private vehicle use for this only adds to pollution in the city which entered the ‘very poor’ category on Wednesday, October 16. The base parking fee (BPF) committee, headed by the city’s transport commissioner, has suggested that the base fee for four-wheelers be Rs 10 per hour and Rs 5 for two-wheelers.

While the proposed minimum fare may appear lesser than existing fee of Rs 20 and Rs 10 per hour for the two categories, Delhi government officials and officials from the four civic agencies told the Hindustan Times, that the base fee will be multiplied by factors depending on the four parameters: parking spot, duration, location, and time of the day.

The committee “recommended that the multiplication factor based on location of the parking may be varied from 1 to 3, which will be decided by the civic agencies after careful consideration of the location of a particular area”, read the report prepared by the BPF committee. According to the leading daily's report, areas such as CP, Lajpat Nagar and Karol Bagh, which record heavy traffic, are likely to be in the most expensive bands.




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