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  • MP: Woman thrashed, forced to carry husband on shoulders for relationship with another man in Dewas
    by ANI on 07/05/2022 at 12:26 am

    Dewas (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 5 (ANI): A woman in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district was thrashed and forced to carry her husband on her shoulders wearing a garland of shoes for her alleged relationship with another man, on Monday, said Dewas Deputy Superintendent of Police. The incident occurred in Borpadav village in Dewas district, added the DSP. A case against 11 named and other unidentified persons was registered. (ANI)

  • Vasundhara Raje slams Rajasthan Govt over Udaipur beheading, says Gehlot failed to maintain law, order
    by ANI on 07/05/2022 at 12:25 am

    Udaipur (Rajasthan) [India], July 5 (ANI): Condemning the Udaipur beheading, former Rajasthan Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vasundhara Raje on Monday slammed the Congress-led government and said that it has "failed completely" in maintaining law and order. She added that in the last four years, the crime situation has worsened in the state. While talking to mediapersons in a press conference, Raje said, "Such a condemnable act...didn't get to see it in my time. Ashok Gehlot, who is Chief Minister as well as Home Minister of the state has failed completely...In last four yrs, crime situation has worsened in the state.""Such people (culprits) should be hanged...If we cannot provide protection to our people, we have no right to stay in govt...They (state govt) are only busy with politics, protecting their MLAs, and capturing them in hotels," he added. Earlier on Saturday, the two main accused in the Udaipur tailor murder case were attacked by an angry mob outside the premises of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Jaipur.Notably, the four accused in the Udaipur murder case, including the prime accused Mohammad Riyaz and Ghouse Mohammad, have been sent to NIA custody till July 12.On June 28, a man was beheaded by two men in Udaipur's Maldas street area. The deceased had shared a social media post in support of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma a few days ago.The two men posted a video boasting about the beheading and threatened PM Modi's life as well.Locals protested after the incident that took place in broad daylight. Shops in the Maldas street area of Udaipur have been closed following the incident. (ANI)

  • K'taka Govt suspends IPS officer Amrit Paul, IAS officer J Manjunath in PSI recruitment scam, bribery cases respectively
    by ANI on 07/04/2022 at 11:35 pm

    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 5 (ANI): Karnataka Government on Monday suspended IPS officer Amrit Paul after he was arrested by CID for his alleged role in the PSI recruitment scam case.IAS officer J Manjunath, former DC of Bengaluru Urban was also suspended by the Karnataka government after he was arrested by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in a bribery case. Manjunath was arrested by the ACB, four days after he was transferred from the post of Bengaluru urban district deputy commissioner (DC).Manjunath is facing allegations of collecting bribes through his staff to settle a land dispute.Earlier on Monday Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai took a jibe at the Congress party and said that the grand old party would have covered up the arrests of ADGP Amrit Paul and IAS officer J Manjunath in the PSI recruitment scam case and bribery case respectively.He had lauded his government for taking prompt action in the two cases.While talking to ANI, Bommai had said, "Our government unearthed the whole case. CID was given a free hand to investigate the case and spare none. ADGP who was heading the recruitment arrested after proof was found against him.""Similarly, in another case, an IAS officer (J Manjunath) has been arrested. We're not here to protect anyone. If someone has done wrong, then action will be taken...If the Congress government would have been there then they would have covered up the whole case," he had added.The PSI scam case is related to the irregularities in the appointment of police sub-inspectors in the state.MLA and former Minister Priyank Kharge had earlier alleged a huge scam in the PSI recruitment of more than 545 candidates and pointed at the involvement of the governmnet and officials in the matter.Notably, on May 12, Karnataka Minister for Higher Education CN Ashwath Narayan announced that the state government was investigating the PSI scam and had assured that the people involved with it would be exposed.On April 29, the Karnataka government decided to cancel the results of the police sub-inspector (PSI) recruitment exam following allegations of corruption.The government had stated that a fresh exam will be re-conducted and the dates for which will be announced soon.Meanwhile, Jnanendra had informed that the Crime Investigation Team (CID) had arrested the main accused of the PSI scam, BJP leader Divya Hagaragi and four others in the case. Divya, who was absconding in the case, was arrested from Pune. (ANI)

  • NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu meets Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren
    by ANI on 07/04/2022 at 11:26 pm

    Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], July 5 (ANI): NDA's candidate for the Presidential election Droupadi Murmu met Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and JMM chief Shibu Soren in Ranchi on Monday.Union ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal and Arjun Munda were also present during the meeting.National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate Droupadi and joint opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha are the only two contesting candidates for election to the Office of the President after the last date for the withdrawal of candidature ended on Saturday.Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the candidature of the NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu and called it historic on the second day of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national executive meeting in Hyderabad. (ANI)

  • Rajasthan: Ajmer man offers house, property to anyone who decapitates suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma
    by ANI on 07/04/2022 at 11:06 pm

    Ajmer (Rajasthan) [India], July 5 (ANI): A man from Rajasthan's Ajmer on Monday announced he would give away his house and property as a reward to anyone who decapitates suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad. The man was reportedly identified as Salman Chishti.In the video, he was heard saying he would give his home and property to anyone who brings the head of the Nupur Sharma.He could also be heard saying that the BJP leader has betrayed the pride of Khwaja Saheb and Mohammad Saheb, in such a situation, he will give his house and his landed property to the one who will bring him her head. He alleged in his video that Muslims are being persecuted and killed across the country.After the video went viral, the statement of Additional Superintendent of Police Vikas Sangwan has come to the fore, in which Sangwan said that he has also received this video through WhatsApp. He added, "the attitude of the police administration is very strict regarding this video, Salman Chishti is seen in a state of intoxication in the video. In this regard, the police have also spoken to the officials of the Dargah and Anjuman, who are instructing him to stop this video from going viral. Sangwan told ANI, " accused Salman is a resident of the Chishti Dargah police station area, police are looking for Salman. He will be soon caught and legal action will be taken against him."Earlier on June 28, a man was beheaded by two men in Udaipur's Maldas street area. The deceased had shared a social media post in support of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma a few days ago.The two men posted a video boasting about the beheading and threatened PM Modi's life as well.Last month, Sharma allegedly made objectionable remarks against Prophet Muhammad during a television news debate on the Gyanvapi issue.Protests had also erupted in various states including Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh over the controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad made by Sharma and Jindal.The BJP leader's remark drew sharp reactions from around the world. (ANI)

  • Maharashtra: BJP leaders attend party core committee meeting at Fadnavis' residence on Presidential polls
    by ANI on 07/04/2022 at 9:51 pm

    Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 5 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Monday night were seen leaving the residence of party leader and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis after attending the party core committee meeting.Union Minister Piyush Goyal and CT Ravi were also present during the meeting.Maharashtra BJP leader Girish Mahajan said, "The meeting was regarding the Presidential poll as NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu will come here on July 14... No talks happened on cabinet expansion."Earlier on Thursday, Shinde took oath as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Along with him, Devendra Fadnavis also took an oath as deputy chief minister of the state. Both the leaders were administered the oath of service by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. However, no other cabinet member took oath on that day.Meanwhile, Shinde on Thursday won the crucial floor test in the state Assembly on the last day of the two-day special session of the House. In the 288-member House, 164 MLAs voted for the motion of confidence, while 99 voted against it. Three legislators abstained from voting, while 21 legislators, including Congress's Ashok Chavan and Vijay Wadettiwar, were absent.National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate Droupadi and joint opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha are the only two contesting candidates for election to the Office of the President after the last date for the withdrawal of candidature ended on Saturday.Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the candidature of the NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu and called it historic on the second day of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national executive meeting in Hyderabad. (ANI)

  • Rajasthan: Five held in Hanumangarh for making video of Udaipur beheading which went viral on social media
    by ANI on 07/04/2022 at 9:16 pm

    Hanumangarh (Rajasthan) [India], July 5 (ANI): Hanumangarh police station on Monday arrested five persons accused of making a video of the Udaipur beheading and sharing it which went viral on social media and spread panic among the general public.The accused have been identified as Tarsem Puri (26), Mahavir Prasad (35), Rahmat Ali, Iqbal Hussain (36), and Pitambar Lal (21).Hanumangarh Superintendent of Police Ajay Singh said, " on Monday, Tarsem Puri (26) resident of ward number 7 Ratanpura has been arrested by Police Officer Sangaria Emi Chand on the charge of editing photos and videos with illegal weapons on social media.""The accused Mahavir Prasad (35), resident of Ward No. 3 Dabli Vas Maulvi Thana Sadar and Rahmat Ali were arrested after ASI Lalchand of the team formed under the leadership of SHO Sadar Chandrabhan made the photo viral with another person's licensed weapon on social media," he added. "The accused Sirajuddin's son Iqbal Hussain (36), resident of ward number 36 of the police station area, has been arrested for making the video of the Udaipur incident viral on social media on Monday........ Similarly, on Monday, the accused Pitambar Lal (21) resident of Ward No. 16 police station Nohar was arrested by SHO Nohar Ravinder Singh and his team...."Earlier on Saturday, the two main accused in the Udaipur tailor murder case were attacked by an angry mob outside the premises of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Jaipur. Notably, the four accused in the Udaipur murder case, including the prime accused Mohammad Riyaz and Ghouse Mohammad, have been sent to NIA custody till July 12.On June 28, a man was beheaded by two men in Udaipur's Maldas street area. The deceased had shared a social media post in support of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma a few days ago.The two men posted a video boasting about the beheading and threatened PM Modi's life as well.Locals protested after the incident that took place in broad daylight. Shops in the Maldas street area of Udaipur have been closed following the incident. (ANI)

  • Bommai takes jibe at Congress, says party would have covered up arrests of ADGP Amrit Paul, J Manjunath
    by ANI on 07/04/2022 at 8:08 pm

    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 5 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday took a jibe at the Congress party and said that the grand old party would have covered up the arrests of ADGP Amrit Paul and IAS officer J Manjunath in the PSI recruitment scam case and bribery case respectively. He lauded his government for taking prompt action in the two cases. Earlier today, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested the Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP), Amrit Paul, in the police sub inspectors' (PSI) recruitment scam case. IAS officer J Manjunath was arrested by the anti-corruption bureau (ACB), four days after he was transferred from the post of Bengaluru urban district deputy commissioner (DC). Manjunath is facing allegations of collecting bribes through his staff to settle a land dispute.While talking to ANI, Bommai said, "Our government unearthed the whole case. CID was given a free hand to investigate the case and spare none. ADGP who was heading the recruitment arrested after proof was found against him.""Similarly, in another case, an IAS officer (J Manjunath) has been arrested. We're not here to protect anyone. If someone has done wrong, then action will be taken...If the Congress government would have been there then they would have covered up the whole case," he added. (ANI)

  • Research institute plans to study whether BCG vaccine booster dose can reduce TB burden
    by ANI on 07/04/2022 at 6:55 pm

    New Delhi [India], July 5 (ANI): The country's apex tuberculosis (TB) research institute has planned a study to assess whether a booster dose of the Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccine can reduce the burden of Tuberculosis (TB), a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs.The study by the National Institute of Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), which will see the enrolment of 9,000 household contacts of TB patients, aged 6-18 years, is now seeking funding support from the department of health research under the Union health ministry.According to Dr Padmapriyadarsini, Director, ICMR-NIRT, "It's more like a BCG booster or BCG revaccination in the household contacts of TB patients. So, it is for the household contacts. If there is a TB patient, the household contacts who are between the age group of 6 and 18 years, will get a BCG booster. So this would be a BCG booster or BCG vaccination.""All of them would be followed for a period of two years to see whether they develop TB.So, this study is undertaken to see whether BCG can protect the household contacts living with TB patients from developing TB." She further said.At present, BCG vaccination is offered to all babies at birth as part of the country's Universal Immunisation Programme.It is one of the most used vaccines globally to reduce the risks of natural tuberculous infection and the efficacy of BCG vaccination in newborns is well established due to its protective effect against meningitis and disseminated TB in children.NIRT through the study plans to find out whether the kids and adolescents who live in close proximity to TB patients develop TB after receiving BCG boosterThe study will be conducted at multiple sites, Dr Padmapriyadarsini further said, "this will be done in multiple sites. We'll be doing the study on around 9,000 children who will be revaccinated. It's happening in almost eight centres. We hope to start the study soon by before August.""Earlier studies on BCG at this institute have shown that BCG prevents complications of TB disease. It does definitely prevent severe forms of TB meningitis or severe form. But however, after the age group of adolescents, we'd not be seeing much protection by BCG. So that is a group, we're going to see if we can boost their immunity at that level." She addedThe trials are underway for recombinant BCG vaccine for adults also, Dr Padmapriyadarsini said, "there is a recombinant BCG vaccine that has been tried. Hopefully, we should have some results by the end of this year."According to the official sources, the proposal regarding the BCG booster study is under discussion with the Union Health Ministry. (ANI)

  • Probe underway into throwing of Gandhi picture on the ground: Kerala CM
    by ANI on 07/04/2022 at 6:46 pm

    Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], July 5 (ANI): After a complaint was made to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over Mahatma Gandhi's picture thrown on the ground, the state chief said in the legislative assembly that a police investigation was underway in the matter.Responding to the submission notice of MLA V. Joy, he said, "The police are investigating the incident in which Gandhi's picture was thrown on the floor on the day when Rahul Gandhi MP's office was attacked in Wayanad."On Friday, visuals emerged of protestors allegedly belonging to the Students' Federation of India (SFI) activists, the student's wing of the ruling CPI(M) entering the office of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad and vandalising it.Several videos went viral on social media which showed those angry SFI protesters entering the office, in a brawl which later turned violent.Kalpetta police registered a case crime no 534/22 and based on the statement of an employee of MP's office, another case was also registered as crime no 535/22."During the investigation of this case, on 24.6.2022 all the workers who trespassed in the MP's office were expelled from the office around 3.54 pm. After that around 4.04 pm. A police department photographer captured the footage of the scene and the police received a statement that Mahatma Gandhi's photograph was there at that time," he added.He also stressed that the media aired the incident through TV channels and said, "Malayalam channels including Mathrubhumi recorded the video at the same time and aired this through TV channels."He also informed that after SFI students were expelled from the MP's office, Congress workers were present in the office and almost after 25 minutes the photograph was seen lying down on the floor."Then at 4.29 in the evening, while taking a second photograph, the picture of Mahatma Gandhi was found lying on the floor and the glass was broken inside the MP's office," informed CM.Earlier, the Students Federation of India (SFI) on Sunday decided to dissolve its Wayanad district committee in connection with the vandalism of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's office allegedly by some of its activists.In a Facebook post, the state committee said that in a meeting held in Thrissur during the day a decision was taken to dissolve the Wayanad district committee and form a seven-member ad-hoc committee as an interim measure.The Facebook post further said the action was taken as the Wayanad district committee on June 25 organised a march to the Congress MP's office without the knowledge of the state committee and the protest had turned aggressive in a manner which brought shame upon the entire organisation before the public.Eldos Mathai, presently the district joint secretary of SFI, would be the convener of the seven-member ad-hoc committee, the post said.After visiting his MP office in Kerala's Wayanad, which was vandalised by CPI(M)'s student wing SFI last week, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Friday said the incident was unfortunate but he does not have any hostility or anger over it.Rahul, who reached Wayanad Friday for a three-day tour in the constituency, visited the vandalised office at Kalpetta, headquarters of Wayanad district."This is my office. But before being my office, this is the office of the people of Wayanad. It is quite unfortunate that the office has been attacked. Violence will never resolve problems. It is not good that they have acted in an irresponsible manner. I don't have any anger or hostility towards them. They are kids and they don't understand the consequences of their act," he said without referring to either SFI or CPI(M). (ANI)