Author Archives: Asmat Khan

Gauhati High Court upholds bail order of Akhil Gogoi by special NIA court

Any act aimed at creating civil disturbance will not come within the purview of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 unless committed with the requisite intention, the Court said. The Gauhati High Court has upheld the bail order of peasant activist Akhil Gogoi by a Special NIA Court in relation to his alleged role in violent protests against the Citizenship ...

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Police crack the whip on those not wearing face masks

Tiruchi Amidst spike in COVID-19 cases law enforcers have been cracking the whip against those found not wearing masks while venturing out. Special drives were being carried out every day in the nine districts falling under the central zone against those not adhering to the government’s repeated calls urging the people to wear masks in public places in the wake ...

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Four cows culled at Vithura farm

Five samples from the farm had tested positive for bacterial infection, brucellosis Animal Husbandry officials have launched preventive measures after a few cases of brucellosis, a zoonotic infection, was detected in animals at the Jersey Farm, Vithura. Department officials said there is no cause for concern surrounding the incident. Four cows at the farm have been culled as a precautionary ...

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West Bengal Assembly elections | BJP men forcibly occupying booths, attacking TMC activists and candidates: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee said she has received at least 100 complaints of assault and violence since morning, and the EC has been duly informed but to no avail West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on April 6 claimed BJP activists were forcibly occupying polling booths and attacking TMC members, including party candidates, and asserted that she would not get bogged down ...

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People of the region disenchanted with Naxals, says Chhattisgarh CM

“The State government is not afraid of such attacks and is determined to carry out development work in each and every village,” Mr. Baghel said. The Naxals carried out the Bijapur attack to assert their presence since the people of the region were growing disenchanted with them and were joining the mainstream because of steady developmental work done by the ...

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coronavirus live updates april 2, 2021

According to Ravi Wankhedkar, member, Indian Medical Association (IMA), rural and tribal areas are facing a grim situation and have increased the incidence of infection due to malnutrition leading to decreased immunity, inappropriate COVID behaviour (gathering at marriages, funerals, religious functions) and lack of proper in-house quarantine facilities. You can track coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates at the national ...

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West Bengal Assembly polls | A polarised Nandigram will cast its vote on April 1

Chants, ‘gaddar’, outsider barbs smeared the high decibel fight by political heavyweights After three months of a relentless, high-pitch campaign by both West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate Suvendu Adhikari, who switched to the party months before the election, a polarised Nandigram will cast its vote on April ...

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Only 5.4% of houses under Centre’s flagship scheme reached completion so far this year

Advent of pandemic caused long delays at every stage, says Rural Development Ministry Less than 6% of houses sanctioned under the Centre’s flagship rural housing scheme in 2020-21 have reached completion so far this year, with COVID-19 stalling progress, the Rural Development Ministry told a Parliamentary Standing Committee last month. However, some States such as Odisha and Jharkhand used the ...

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COVID-19 casts an unseen shadow over the Haridwar Kumbh Mela

Even with fewer numbers, SOP is conspicuous by its absence in this large congregation of humanity Holding a pitcher in hand, Aniruddh Pandey, a priest outside the Ganga temple at Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar, put his finger on one-third of the vessel’s body. “This is the size of the Kumbh Mela and our work this year. It is only ...

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Sthaayi theatre brings out its latest Tamil play Hayavadana in Coimbatore

The play is directed by Thirunavakkarasu and is a tribute to Girish Karnad and BV Karanth “This is the time of revival of the theatre after the lockdown. It is a very important phase and I am glad to be a part of it,” says Jayashree Murthy, founder of Sthaayi Theatre, Coimbatore. The organisation is coming up with its latest ...

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