CM Vasundhara Raje a lioness, but her biggest hunt is farmers, says Congress leader Sachin Pilot
Kota (R’than): Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Tuesday alleged that the farmers in the state were dying but Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was busy in her ‘Gaurav Yatra’. Pilot was addressing a public meeting in Sangod town of Kota district, held on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
On Raje’s reported claim that she would fight for the people of the state like a lioness, Pilot alleged that though she was a lioness, her biggest hunt was farmers. The ‘moong daal’ is being sold Rs 125 per kilogram, the prices of diesel and petrol are skyrocketing, and the farmers were not able to sell their crop at the government-support price, he said. The Congress leader retorted to Raje calling him a novice and referred to the party’s victory in the Ajmer by-elections. The 41-year-old acknowledged that he needed to learn a lot in politics, but he could defeat Raje in the upcoming assembly elections.
Pilot asked the public to question the chief minister if she had ever been able to sleep soundly at night ever since he became the state party chief. “We have at several times in the past four-and-a-half years forced the BJP’s state and central governments to kneel down before the pressure by the Congress in the interest of the public,” he claimed. The state Congress chief also quipped at the perceived differences between Raje and BJP chief Amit Shah. Pilot said Raje had got no time to look at into the hut of the poor and said the CM was very busy as she has to “defend those who illegally-occupied government lands and to allot the mines to her near and dear ones”. He added that Raje lost a golden opportunity regarding development and progress of the state as her party was in power in the Centre too.
Spread fake news too, it helps party: Amit Shah
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has exhorted his party’s young cyber workers not to hesitate in spreading even fake news, lies and half-truths. His speech in Kota last week has been put on the party’s YouTube channel. In a special focus on the social media propaganda, he laughed at a fake news story on Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh slapped his father that went viral and helped the BJP during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections,. He said it only shows that “we are capable enough to spread any message among people, whether sour or sweet, real or fake.”
With the state assembly polls in five states, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, around the corner and the Lok Sabha elections in another six months, Shah is clear that just spread of the Modi government’s achievements is not enough as he told the party’s social media in Kota on September 22 that “through social media, we have to set up government in the state and at the Centre.”
“We can do this work only because we have 32 lakh people in our WhatsApp groups. That is how we were able to make this viral,” Shah said, asking the BJP workers not to spend time on finding what is fact and what is misinformation.
Fire breaks out at Kolkata’s Medical College and Hospital, patients evacuated
Kolkata: A fire broke out in the dispensary of the state-run Medical College and Hospital here Wednesday, fire officials said. Patients were evacuated from the top floor of the building as a precautionary measure, they said.
No one has been injured in the the blaze that broke out at 8 am in the dispensary located on the ground floor. Ten fire tenders have been engaged for taming the fire, the officials said. Thick smoke was seen billowing from the ground floor of the hospital’s main building where the dispensary is housed. A senior fire official said the fire has been brought under control. A disaster management team of the Kolkata Police, fire officials and senior officials are on the spot. “I have been told that patients have been evacuated. We are looking into the incident,” Mayor Sovan Chattopadhyay said.
Attapur Murder: City Police to train officers, equip them with non-lethal arms
Hyderabad: After Hyderabad Police was criticized, condemned for turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the recent gory murder at Attapur, public outrage has shocked the city police for its incapability to deal with the deadly crime in time that could save a life.
Following huge criticism and widespread public outrage, the city police are working on training its personnel along with equipping them to prevent such incidents in the future.
Taking a significant step to avoid such incidents, DGP M Mahendar Reddy decided to specially train its field level policemen on how to handle such critical situations along with equipping the constables with non-lethal arms such as tasers, pepper spray to immobilize assailants.
Yesterday, IT minister KT Rama Rao reacting to the incident had requested DGP and three city police commissioners to “review and equip the policemen on the ground with adequate training so they can be alert and responsive,” on Twitter.
Responding to KTR’s tweet, DGP held a review meeting with senior cops, including city police commissioners to devise plans to prevent violent crimes.
“We have discussed the recent incidents and decided to come up with modalities to prevent such things from happening in future,” said the DGP.
Sources said that the city police has decided on giving specific training to field level cops from the rank of constable to subinspector on how to deal with such gory crimes and assaulters.
In the video footages of the murder at Attapur, law and order patrolling car just passed by the assailants without intervening the assault while the assailants continue hitting the victim with axe.
“We discussed equipping the field staff with non-lethal weapons such as tasers and pepper sprays to immobilize violent attackers,” said Cyberabad commissioner V C Sajjanar.
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Is mosque an essential for namaz? SC to decide today
NEW DELHI: Is namaz in mosque essential to Islam? The Supreme Court will deliver a crucial verdict on Thursday afternoon on the appeals by Muslim litigants in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.
The bench of chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S. Abdul Nazeer reserved the verdict on the plea by the Muslim litigants seeking reconsideration of the part of 1994 top court judgement which had said that “mosque was not essential to Islam for offering namaz”.
The judgment was reserved on July 20.
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court in its September 30, 2010, verdict ordered that the disputed site be divided into three parts — one for deity (Ramlala Virajmaan), another for Nirmohi Akhara — a Hindu sect — and third to the original litigant in the case for the Muslims.
The Uttar Pradesh government, which is not a party in the title suit, had questioned the Muslim litigants in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Majid title suit case for making “belated efforts” seeking a relook at the 1994 Ismail Farooqui judgment that had said that mosques were not an integral part of religious practice of offering prayers.
The State government had said that the Muslim parties did not question the legality of the 1994 judgement till the appeal against 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment on the ownership of the disputed land was taken up for hearing by the top court.
During the course of the hearing Justice Bhushan had observed that nobody was questioning that mosque is essential to Islam, but the question is whether offering namaz in mosque was essential.
The Hindu parties said that reference to 1994 judgement in the hearing of the title suit in no way impacted the 2010 High Court judgment.
The court was told that the birthplace of Lord Ram cannot be shifted to another site, while a mosque with no particular religious significance to the Muslims can be shifted as that will “not affect the right to practice religion by offering ‘namaz’ in other mosques”.
To go to pilgrimage is a practice of religious faith both for the Muslims and the Hindus as well, but for the Muslims, “Makkah and Medina alone are places of particular significance” as pilgrimage centres, but for them such was not the case with Ayodhya/Babri Masjid.
Haryana: Security beefed up at Ambala railway station post bomb threat
Ambala (Haryana): Security has been heightened at the Ambala Cantonment railway station after the Station Director found a letter in his office threatening to blow up the railway station and other locations on October 20. The police said that the letter was from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), adding that the address mentioned in the letter has been traced to Karachi in Pakistan.
In the letter, the LeT threatened to blow up Ambala Cantonment, Jagadhri, Saharanpur, Jakhal, Hisar, Karnal, Rohtak and Panipat railway stations on October 20. It also stated that petrol pumps and temples would be blown up. Station House Officer of Ambala’s Government Railway Police told ANI that an FIR has been registered, and investigation in the matter is underway.
Daati Maharaj questioned by Crime Branch in rape case
New Delhi: Self-styled godman Daati Maharaj, accused of raping a disciple in his ashrams here and Rajasthan, was Tuesday questioned by the Crime Branch, police said. The godman came to the Crime Branch office in Chanakyapuri Tuesday morning and was questioned for close to two hours, they said.
In June, a Delhi Police team, accompanied by the rape victim had visited Maharaj’s ashram in Pali, Rajasthan to gather evidence, but they failed to find him at the ashram. The woman had filed the complaint against the godman, his three brothers and a woman at the Fatehpur Beri police station in south Delhi in June. The case was later transferred to the Crime Branch.
The victim alleged that she was sexually abused at Maharaj’s ashrams in Delhi and Rajasthan. The woman told the police that she had been a disciple of the self-styled godman for a decade, but after she was raped by him, she returned to her home in Rajasthan. The Delhi Police had earlier issued a lookout circular against him.
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Uttar Pradesh: Female constable thrashes woman for befriending Muslim man, suspended after video goes viral
Furthermore, the lady constable was heard asking the woman why she befriended a Muslim. The video has caused widespread criticism among Twitterverse, who has lambasted the police for their remarks and misbehaviour with the woman. “UP Police is an extension of the Hindu Yuva Vahini,” wrote a Twitter user.
Another user wrote, “We always talk about political parties, although they are, but in fact, police officers, personnel in India more communal, hatemongers.” Netizens have also demanded the intervention of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The video was shared on Twitter by many people. Have a look at the video below.
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Himachal Pradesh: 35 IIT Roorkee students, who went missing in Lahaul Spiti, are 'safe', informs CM
New Delhi: Forty-five students from Roorkee's Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), who had gone trekking in Himachal Pradesh's mountainous Lahaul and Spiti district, are stranded due to bad weather. The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister said the trekkers are safe. "The group of 50 trekkers which includes IIT-Roorkee students are safe in Sissu area of Lahail-Spiti," Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur told news agency ANI.
Himachal Pradesh has seen heavy rain and snowfall in many areas. At least five people were killed and many have been injured in separate incidents as heavy rain pounded Kullu, Kangra and Chamba districts on Monday, the officials said.
Four people, including a girl, died in Kullu, while a man died in Kangra district as heavy rain triggered flash floods and landslides in many parts of the state Monday. Rajvir Singh, father of one of the students, told news agency ANI that the group had gone for a trek to the Hampta pass and were supposed to return to the popular tourist hub of Manali.