May 29, 2024


Thirty-three companies that recorded losses or no profit over a seven-year period donated a total of Rs 581.7 crore through electoral bonds, of which Rs 434.2 crore was encashed by the Bharatiya Janata Party, an analysis by The Hindu and an independent research team has revealed.

In all, the analysis casts suspicions on the sources of funding of at least 45 companies that bought electoral bonds despite recording losses or no profit between the financial years 2016-’17 and 2022-’23. These 45 companies have been organised into four categories: A, B, C and D.

Companies in Category A and B made significant donations through electoral bonds despite the absence of profits. They may be fronts for other firms or could have misreported their profits and losses in an attempt to launder money, the analysis suggests.

The net losses of the 33 companies that donated Rs 576.2 crore – Category A – over a seven-year period stood at over Rs 1 lakh crore, with 16 of them, including Bharti Airtel and Piramal Capital and Housing Finance Limited paying zero or negative direct taxes in aggregate, The Hindu reported.

Another six companies – Category B – donated a total of Rs 646 crore, of which Rs 601 crore was encashed by the BJP. These companies bought electoral bonds worth…

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A special court in Mumbai on Wednesday said that the absence of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pragya Thakur in the court is hampering the proceedings in the 2008 Malegaon blast case and directed the National Investigation Agency to verify her health status, The Indian Express reported.

The special court is currently recording the statements of the seven accused, including Thakur, in the case.

On Wednesday, the special judge AK Lahoti said that Thakur, who is the main accused in the case, has been absent from the proceedings for a long time, and considering her medical condition, she was allowed to leave even when she appeared before it on March 22.

“Thereafter, before departing to Bhopal, she did not turn back in court for recording her statement,” the court said. “The presence of accused no. 1 [Thakur] is necessary to record her statement… Due to her absence, it is hampering the court proceedings.”

On March 11, the court issued a bailable warrant against the BJP MP from Bhopal. The warrant was cancelled after she appeared before the court on March 22.

On Wednesday, Thakur’s lawyers sought exemption from her appearance in the court citing health reasons. They said she was suffering from serious ailments and her doctors in Bhopal have advised her to rest.

Her lawyers told…

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted Patanjali Ayurved’s Managing Director Balkrishna and co-founder, yoga guru Ramdev, a last opportunity to file affidavits of compliance in the contempt proceedings initiated against the company for its “misleading advertisements”, PTI reported.

A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Ahsanuddin Amanullah also criticised the company for the affidavit submitted by Balkrishna on March 20, apologising for releasing the advertisements and said that it was a “gross violation of the undertaking given to the top court”, Bar and Bench reported.

On March 20, Balkrishna had tendered an “unqualified apology” and said that he had the highest regard for the rule of law, adding that Patanjali Ayurved would ensure it did not issue any such advertisements in the future.

He also said that the company’s media wing was not aware of the Supreme Court’s order halting the broadcast of such advertisements, Bar and Bench reported.

The petitioner in the case, the Indian Medical Association, alleged that Patanjali Ayurved has carried out a “smear campaign” against modern medicine and the Covid-19 vaccination drive.

The apology came a day after the top court ordered Balkrishna and Ramdev, to appear before it in person. The court passed the order after the yoga guru failed to respond to a show cause notice in contempt proceedings initiated against his company.

The bench had asked the…

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The Delhi Police Special Cell on Saturday filed an 8,000-page chargesheet in the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act case against NewsClick founder and editor Prabir Puryakayastha, who has been in judicial custody since November.

Purkayastha and NewsClick’s parent company PPK NewsClick Studio Pvt. Ltd. have been named as accused parties that allegedly received funds through Chinese entities “with the intention of undermining India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”.

The Delhi Police had on October 3 raided several journalists associated with NewsClick and arrested Purkayastha and Amit Chakraborty, NewsClick’s head of human resources. In January, a Delhi court allowed Chakraborty to turn approver – or act as a government witness – in the case filed under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Non-profit organisations Reporters Without Borders and Guernica 37 Chambers on Wednesday called on the European Union to sanction four high-ranking officers of the Delhi Police for “exactions” against journalists associated with news website NewsClick.

Without naming the police officers, the organisations said that they ordered raids on the homes of 46 journalists associated with NewsClick in Delhi and surrounding towns in October.

Purkayastha had appealed to the Supreme Court after the Delhi High Court on October 13 dismissed a petition against his and Chakraborty’s arrest. The High Court had said that their actions “directly impact the stability, integrity and sovereignty of the country”.

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The Assam Police on Wednesday arrested the head of the Islamic State in India, Haris Farooqi, and one of his associates in the Dhubri district after they crossed over from Bangladesh.

A Special Task Force had apprehended Farooqi and Anurag Singh, alias Rehan, from the Dharmasala area after the police had received information from sister agencies, Assam Police Chief Public Relations Officer Pranabjyoti Goswami said.

“A manhunt was launched in the international border area to nab the culprits,” the police said. “At around 4.15 a.m. of March 20, the accused persons were detected at Dharmasala area of Dhubri after they had crossed the international border,” he added.

Farooqi and Singh were taken to the Special Task Force office in Guwahati. Their identities were ascertained and it was found that Farooqi, alias Harish Ajmal Farukhi, who was from Dehradun’s Chakrata, was the head of the Islamic State in India, the public relations officer said.

“His associate Anurag Singh, alias Rehan, of Panipat, got converted to Islam, while his wife is a Bangladeshi national,” Goswami added.

Farooqi and Singh were “highly indoctrinated and motivated” members of the Islamic State in the country, the police said.

“They had furthered the cause of [the Islamic State] in India through conspiracies to carry out recruitment, terror funding…

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Incidents of crimes against women, children, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as well as cyber cases rose in 2022 in comparison to the year before it, the annual Crime in India report published on Sunday showed.

The report, which is the principal reference for crime statistics in the country since 1953, is prepared by the National Crime Records Bureau and is usually released by the end of July or in August. This time, however, it was released when the counting of votes was underway for the Assembly elections in four states.

According to the report, 4,45,256 cases of crimes against women were registered in 2022, an increase of 4% compared to 4,28,278 in 2021.

The majority of cases were related to cruelty by spouses or their relatives (31.4%), followed by kidnapping and abduction (19.2%), assault “with intent to outrage modesty” (18.7%) and rape (7.1%).

The report also showed that Delhi recorded 14,158 incidents of crime against women in 2022, the highest figure for the third consecutive year among 19 metropolitan cities in the country. About 186.9 crimes were reported for every 1,00,000 women.

Overall, 1,62,449 cases of crimes against children were registered during 2022, which is an increase of 8.7% when compared to 2021 when 1,49,404 cases had been filed….

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The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday conducted raids across 10 states and Union Territories to crackdown on human trafficking networks involved in infiltrating “illegal migrants” through the India-Bangladesh border.

In the operation conducted along with the Border Security Force and state police forces, the National Investigation Agency arrested 44 people from 55 locations.

The raids were conducted in Assam, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura and West Bengal.

At a press conference, Assam Special Director General of Police Harmeet Singh said the operation began when the police in Assam’s Karimganj district identified a group of Rohingya travelling in a train from Tripura, reported The Indian Express.

It was found that they were “infiltrating” into the country through the India-Bangladesh border, he said. Karimganj shares a border with Bangladesh.

“After that, our vigil and operations increased and 450 illegal migrants, both Bangladeshis and Rohingyas, were stopped and turned back with the assistance of border guarding forces,” Singh said. “Enquiries and questioning increased afterwards, and it was found that the illegal migration was being facilitated and run by touts and middlemen.”

He added that it was found that the…

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West Bengal minister Jyoti Priyo Mallick, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Friday, has been admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata after being diagnosed with high blood sugar and renal issues, reported PTI.

Mallick was arrested by the central agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in connection with an alleged multicrore scam in the public distribution system. He was remanded to the Enforcement Directorate’s custody for 10 days till November 5.

The case pertains to alleged corruption in ration distribution during the Covid-19 lockdown, when Mallick was the West Bengal food minister. He presently holds the forests portfolio.

The Enforcement Directorate told the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in charge Tanumoy Karmakar that it needed to question Mallick as it had found his links with a person named Bakibur Rahaman, who was arrested in the case on October 14. Rahman is accused of having illegally sold rice and wheat from the public distribution system in the open market.

The minister fainted during the hearing, following which Karmakar allowed him to get treatment at a private hospital of his choice. He could be shifted to the Command Hospital in Kolkata later if required. The court said that the period of hospitalisation would be excluded from…

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इंटरनेट डेस्क। ऑनलाइन ठगी के मामले लगातार सामने आते जा रहे है। फ्रॉड करने वाले लोगों को अलग अलग तरह से निशाना बना रहे है। ऐसे में आए दिन लोगों के साथ में धोखाधड़ी के मामले बढ़ रहे है। इस समय ठगी का काम करने वाले लोग बुजुर्गों को ज्यादा निशाना बना रहे है। ऐसे में आपकों भी बचकर रहने की आवश्यक्ता है।

एसबीआई योनो एप के नाम से हो रही ठगी
मीडिया रिपोटर्स की माने तो ठगी के ज्यादातर केसेस इस बुजुर्गों के साथ में हो रह है। ठगी करने वाले यूजर को एसबीआई योनो एप जुड़ा हुआ बताकर बात करते है और बुजुर्गों से ठगी करते है। ऐसे में बैंक का नाम सुनकर कोई भी अपना ओटीपी और पासवर्ड बता देता है और ठगी का शिकार हो जाता है।

साइबर फ्रॉड होने पर क्या करें
आपके साथ में या किसी के साथ में इस तरह की घटना हो जाए तो जल्द से जल्द 1930 नंबर पर कॉल करके आप पूरी जानकारी दे सकते है। इसके साथ ही साइबर क्राइम की वेबसाइट पर भी शिकायत कर सकते है। इसके अलावा संबंधित जिले के थाने में आप शिकायत दर्ज करवा सकते हैं।

Merely possessing certain literature which might be used to propagate violent actions cannot be charged as a “terrorist act” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Supreme Court said on Friday, reported Bar and Bench.

A bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia made the observation while granting bail to activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira in the Bhima Koregaon case.

The National Investigation Agency had cited letters and other materials recovered from co-accused activists Surendra Gadling and Rona Wilson to allege that Gonsalves and Ferreira had links with the banned outfit Communist Party of India (Maoist).

However, the court held that none of the materials established that the two activists indulged in activities that could amount to “overawing any public functionary by means of criminal force”.

“The copies of the letters in which the appellants or any one of them have been referred, record only third-party response or reaction of the appellants’ activities contained in communications among different individuals,” the court observed, according to Bar and Bench.

Also read: Pune Police allegedly planted fake evidence on devices of Bhima Koregaon accused, reports Wired

Referring to the letters specifically, the judges said that they cannot be used to implicate Gonsalves and Ferreira as their contents are of the “nature of hearsay evidence, recovered from co-accused”.

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The Uttar Pradesh government has told the Supreme Court that it is investigating security lapses that led to the killing of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed in custody, reported Live Law.

On April 15, Atiq and Ashraf Ahmed were shot dead in the presence of police officials when they were being taken for a medical check-up at a hospital in Prayagraj. On April 13, Atiq Ahmed’s 19-year-old son Asad Ahmed was also killed in an alleged gunfight with the Uttar Pradesh Police.

The Supreme Court had sought a comprehensive affidavit from the Uttar Pradesh government on the steps taken to inquire into the matter. The direction was issued in response to a petition filed by advocate Vishal Tiwari seeking an independent inquiry into the killings.

The state government told the top court in an affidavit that it constituted a three-member inquiry commission, which was later upgraded to a five-member panel, headed by the Allahabad High Court’s former Chief Justice DB Bhonsle. The commission is yet to complete its inquiry and has been granted an extension till September 24, reported Live Law.

“On the basis of prima facie reports from the relevant ACPs [Assistant Commissioner of Police], four of the police officers present on the scene and the SHO [Station House Officer] of PS…

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The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday suggested that even a short documentary on the Quran with discrepancies would cause a stir, Bar and Bench reported.

“If you make even a short documentary on the Quran depicting wrong things, then you will see what can happen,” a bench of Justices Rajesh Singh Chauhan and Shree Prakash Singh said while hearing petitions against the Hindi film Adipurush.

The judges, however, clarified that the court was concerned about the sentiments of all religions equally and they should not be depicted in a bad light.

Directed by Om Raut, Adipurush is an adaption of the Hindu epic Ramayana. It stars Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan, Kriti Sanon, Sunny Singh and Devdutta Nage.

The film has been criticised on social media for its gangster film-style dialogue, the over-reliance on visual effects and its casting choices. Many pointed out that the dialogues in the film are not only anachronistic to the period setting but also disrespectful of the source material.

Protests were also held across India against the film. Following the criticism, the makers of Adipurush announced that they will rewrite portions of the dialogue and issue new versions of the film.

On Wednesday, the Allahabad High Court said that it has come across several films in recent times wherein Hindu gods have…

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In the last one month, Saba Khan, 38, a former journalist, who lives in North Karnataka, has been called a whore, a slut, a spy, an apostate, among other names, on social media.

The vitriol started after she posted a tweet on May 15, calling out a group of Muslim men seen reprimanding two hijab-clad Muslim women for walking with a Hindu man in a market.

“They are showing their power on girls,” Khan tweeted, referring to a video of the incident that took place in Meerut on May 13. In the video, which was shared on many social media accounts, the men accost the women and yank off their face masks to reveal their identity. The women, who looked visibly uncomfortable, are heard saying that the man accompanying them was their colleague.

On May 15, the Meerut police registered a case and arrested six Muslim men in connection with the incident.

Since her tweet, Khan has been targeted on social media almost every day for supporting what is called the “bhagwa love trap” or “saffron love trap”, and purportedly enabling the arrests of the Muslim men.

She is not the only one. Nabiya Khan, a Delhi-based activist, was forced to briefly deactivate her Instagram account after she…

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The Kerala High Court on Thursday stayed the proceedings in a sexual harassment case against Malayalam actor Unni Mukundan, Bar and Bench reported.

A bench of Justice K Babu passed the order after the court was told that a settlement has been reached between the complainant and the actor.

This is the second time the High Court has stayed proceedings in the case before the Magistrate court.

The woman had filed a police complaint accusing the actor of sexual harassment in 2017. She alleged that Mukundan molested her when she went to his home for a script-reading session. Mukundan also filed a case against the woman, alleging that she has cooked up the charges.

In May 2021, the Kerala High Court had stayed the trial proceedings based on an affidavit about a purported settlement between the parties.

However, the order was lifted in February after the complainant told the court that the stay had been issued on the basis of a false submission by the actor’s lawyer.

The complainant had said that she did not sign the affidavit.

On May 23, the High Court had refused to quash the criminal proceedings against Mukundan and directed that the lower court should dispose of the case within three months, according to Bar and Bench.

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इंटरनेट डेस्क। आखिरकार वहीं हुआ जो होना था और होता भी क्यों नहीं मामला भी बृजभूषण शरण सिंह का था। जी हां यौन शोषण का आरोप झेल रहे बृजभूषण शरण सिंह को बड़ी राहत मिली है। उन्हें नाबालिग महिला पहलवान के यौन शोषण मामले में पुलिस ने क्लीन चिट दे दी। मीडिया रिपोर्ट की माने तो गुरुवार को पटियाला हाउस कोर्ट में पुलिस ने इस मामले की क्लोज़र रिपोर्ट पेश कर दी।

जो बृजभूषण शरण के लिए एक बड़ी राहत है। दरअसल, कुछ दिनों पहले नाबालिग महिला पहलवान और उसके पिता ने अपना बयान बदल लिया था। बृजभूषण पर लगाए गए सारे आरोप वापस ले लिए गए थे। ऐसे में पुलिस को तो क्लोज़र रिपोर्ट दाखिल करनी ही थी।

वहीं अन्य महिला पहलवानों के आरोपों वाले मामले में बृजभूषण के खिलाफ चार्जशीट भी पेश कर दी गई है। इस चार्जशीट में कुश्ती संघ के असिस्टेंट सेक्रेटरी विनोद तोमर को भी आरोपी बनाया गया है। दिल्ली पुलिस द्वारा दाखिल किये जाने के बाद पहलवानों ने अगली कार्रवाई को लेकर बातचीत शुरू कर दी लेकिन अभी कुछ भी सामने नहीं आया है। आपको बता दें की पहलवानों ने कहा था कि आंदोलन अस्थायी तौर पर रोका गया है और बृजभूषण की गिरफ्तारी नहीं होने पर वे इसे जारी रखेंगे। ऐसे में आगे क्या होगा अब देखने वाली बात यह होगी।

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“Any photos?”

“No,” the woman said quietly.

“Any video?”

“No,” she replied, then added, “Do you think somebody after rape makes a video?”

This is how the Associated Press in October last year reported on an exchange in court between Alan Jackson, the lawyer for former film producer Harvey Weinstein, and the woman – identified as “Jane Doe 1” – who accused Weinstein of raping her at a hotel room in Los Angeles in 2013.

Jackson, in his closing arguments defending Weinstein during a trial in Los Angeles, said that the prosecution’s case could be summed up as “take my word for it”.

A similar question has surfaced during the investigation into sexual harassment allegations by India’s top wrestlers against Wrestling Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

On June 11, The Indian Express reported that the Delhi Police had asked the wrestlers to submit any photographic, video and audio evidence available with them. This prompted criticism that the police were placing the burden of proof on the wrestlers.

The police, however, clarified that they were “trying to collect the smallest evidence available in the possession of the accused as well as the victims.”

The recent developments have brought to the fore questions about how to prove sexual offences in a court. Scroll spoke to lawyers and legal experts who specialise in such…

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इंटरेनट डेस्क। बीजेपी सांसद बृजभूषण शरण सिंह पर महिला रेसलर्स की और से लगाए गए यौन शोषण के मामले में गिरफ्तारी की मांग कर रही महिला पहलवानों ने अब केंद्र सरकार पर भी गंभीर आरोप लगाए है। प्रदर्शन कर रहे पहलवानों का कहना है कि सरकार भारतीय कुश्ती महासंघ चीफ बृजभूषण को बचाने की कोशिश कर रही।

मीडिया रिपोटर्स की माने तो ओलंपिक पदक विजेता साक्षी मलिक, बजरंग पूनिया और विनेश फोगाट के नेतृत्व में पहलवानों का कहना है की “जब तक बृजभूषण को सलाखों के पीछे नहीं पहुंचाया जाता, वे अपना विरोध प्रदर्शन समाप्त नहीं करेंगे। विनेश ने अमित शाह से मुलाकात के बारे मे बताया की उन्होंने कुछ प्रस्ताव दिए थे कि वे हमारे लिए क्या कर सकते है। लेकिन बृजभूषण की गिरफ्तारी को छोड़कर और सब काम हो रहा है।

खबरों की माने तो महिला पहलवानों से जब बृजभूषण की गिरफ्तार पर सवाल पूछा गया तो उन्होंने कहा, आपको अमित शाह से पूछना होगा कि बृजभूषण को गिरफ्तार क्यों नहीं किया जा रहा है। वह इतने शक्तिशाली व्यक्ति हैं कि सरकार उन्हें बचाने की कोशिश कर रही है।

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The Maharashtra Police and devotees of the Warkari sect got into an altercation in Pune on Sunday, reported NDTV. The Opposition parties have claimed that the Warkaris, devotees of Hindu deity Vithoba, were baton-charged by the police – as can be seen in a video. However, the police and government have denied the charges.

The incident took place when the devotees were trying to enter the Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi temple in Alandi town during the annual Ashadhi Ekadashi pilgrimage to Pandharpur, reported PTI.

Pimpri Chinchwad Police Commissioner Vinay Kumar Choubey said that the police were allowing devotees to enter the temple in batches of 75, but some of them breached the barricades and tried to jump the queue.

“There was an altercation when police tried to stop them [those forcibly entering the temple],” Choubey said, refuting allegations of baton-charge.

Opposition parties have, however, targeted the government on the incident.

“The pretensions of the Hindutva government have been exposed,” tweeted Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Sanjay Raut. “The mask fell off. How was Aurangzeb behaving differently? Mughals have reincarnated in Maharashtra.”

Nationalist Congress Party MLA…

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A Dalit man died in Gujarat’s Mahisagar district after he was allegedly beaten up by a upper caste hotel manager and his accomplice following an argument over food order, PTI reported on Saturday, citing the police.

The 45-year-old autorickshaw driver, Raju Vankar, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital on Friday, two days after the assault.

The manager of the hotel, Dhanabhai, and another accused person, Amit Patel, have been booked on charges of murder, reported The Indian Express.

The incident took place on on June 7 at a highway hotel in Limbadiya village where Vankar ordered take away.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (SC ST Cell) PS Valvi said that primary investigation shows that Vankar had said that the quantity of food in the parcel given to him was less.

“An argument broke out between Dhanabhai and him,” Valvi told The Indian Express. “However, the matter escalated when another accused, Amit Patel, who has his office close to hotel and is related to Dhanabhai, intervened. The duo beat Vankar, who suffered internal injuries, especially due to kicks that landed on his liver.”

The police said that Patel and Dhanabhai also made casteist remarks at Vankar.

Valvi said the accused men have also been booked under sections 323 (causing hurt), 504 (insulting someone intentionally to provoke them)…

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Around 9 pm on Thursday, Delhi-based activist Nadeem Khan shared a poster with journalists on WhatsApp asking them to attend an event marking 1,000 days of the incarceration of activist Umar Khalid. Khalid has been behind bars since September 13, 2020, under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, for his alleged involvement in the Delhi riots earlier that year.

The poster titled “Democracy, Dissent and Censorship: A Discussion by Concerned Citizens” said the event was scheduled for 3 pm on Friday. The venue: the Press Club of India at Raisina Road in New Delhi.

Only days earlier, Khan had sent out a similar poster for the event, but with a different venue: the Gandhi Peace Foundation at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg near ITO in the national capital. The poster, too, had a slightly different title: “Dissent Under Trail: 1000 days of Injustice”.

But on Thursday, the IP Estates Police Station wrote to the office-bearers of the Gandhi Peace Foundation, a charitable trust, telling them to cancel the booking for the event, according to a copy of the letter accessed by Scroll.

This was not the first time in recent months that the Delhi Police has acted to shut down a discussion of this sort.

At least three persons were killed and two were injured in fresh violence in Manipur early on Friday after armed miscreants attacked Khoken, a Kuki village situated on the boundary of the Kangpokpi and Imphal West districts.

Manipur has witnessed ethnic clashes between Meiteis and Kukis since May 3 that have left more than 100 persons dead, over 300 injured and thousands displaced. However, on Thursday, security advisor to the state government, Kuldiep Singh, had said that there had been no violence in the state in the preceding 48 hours.

Those who died on Friday were identified as a 67-year-old woman named Domkhohoi Haokip, a 37-year-old man named Jangpao Touthang and a 52-year-old man named Khaimang Guite, according to Thongkhup Doungel, the younger brother of the Khoken village chief. Haokip, a farmer, was found dead in a church.

The three persons died after unidentified miscreants fired at them, Kangpokpi Superintendent of Police Manoj Prabhakar M told Scroll.

Doungel claimed that the attackers were Meitei militants who were disguised in police uniforms and used police vehicles.

“Around 4.30 am, about 20 armed people surrounded the village and started the firing,” he said. “They [attackers] were wearing police dress of Manipur Police and IRB [India Reserve Battalion]. They left after firing.

इंटरनेट डेस्क। बृजभूषण शरण सिंह पर यौन शौषण का आरोप लगाने वाली एक नाबालिग महिला पहलवान ने अपना बयान बदल लिया है। इसका क्या कारण है ये तो सामने नहीं आया है। लेकिन उस नाबालिग पहलवान के पिता का कहना है की उनकी बेटी के साथ यौन उत्पीड़न नहीं हुआ है।

नाबालिग महिला पहलवान के पिता ने दावा किया है कि उनकी बेटी के साथ भेदभाव हुआ था, इसलिए उन्होंने गुस्से में आकर यौन उत्पीड़न का आरोप लगाया था। वहीं इस मामले में अभी भी साक्षी मलिक, विनेश फोगाट और बजरंग पूनिया समेत कई पहलवानों ने बृजभूषण के खिलाफ मोर्चा खोल रखा है।

मीडिया रिपोर्ट की माने तो नाबालिग के पिता ने कहा कि उनकी बेटी ने 164 के तहत दिए गए अपने पुराने बयान को बदल दिया है। बृजभूषण पर पहले जो यौन उत्पीड़न के आरोप लगाए गए थे, वह नए बयान में नहीं हैं। उन्होंने कहा वह इस वक्त परेशान हैं और चाहते हैं कि उनके परिवार को अकेला छोड़ दिया जाए।

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भुवनेश्वर। ओडिशा के बालासोर जिले में हुए भीषण रेल हादसे के बाद मृतकों के परिजनों के लिए राज्य सरकार और रेलवे द्वारा घोषित अनुग्रह राशि हासिल करने के लिए अपने पति की मौत का ‘झूठा’ दावा करने वाली महिला फरार है।

महिला के पति ने इस मामले को लेकर अपनी पत्नी के खिलाफ शिकायत दर्ज करवाई थी।कटक जिले के मणियाबांदा की निवासी गीतांजलि दत्ता ने दावा किया था कि उसके पति बिजय दत्ता की दो जून को रेल हादसे में मौत हो गई थी। उसने एक शव की पहचान अपने पति के रूप में भी की थी।

हालांकि, दस्तावेजों की जांच के बाद पता चला कि महिला का दावा झूठा था। पुलिस ने बताया कि उस वक्त महिला को चेतावनी देकर छोड़ दिया गया, लेकिन महिला की मुश्किलें तब शुरू हुईं, जब उसके पति बिजय दत्ता ने मणियाबांदा थाने में इस मामले को लेकर शिकायत दर्ज करवाई।

उन्होंने बताया कि महिला गिरफ्तारी की डर से फरार है। वह बीते 13 वर्ष से अपने पति से अलग रह रही थी।पुलिस ने बताया कि बिजय ने गीतांजलि के खिलाफ सरकारी पैसे हड़पने की कोशिश करने और उसकी मौत का झूठा दावा करने को लेकर कड़ी कार्रवाई की मांग की है।

हालांकि, मणियाबंदा थाने के प्रभारी बसंत कुमार सत्पथी ने बताया कि पुलिस ने बिजय को बालासोर जिले के बहानागा थाने में शिकायत दर्ज कराने को कहा है, क्योंकि हादसा वहीं हुआ था।इस बीच, मुख्य सचिव पी के जेना ने रेलवे और ओडिशा पुलिस से शवों पर फर्जी दावा करने वाले लोगों के खिलाफ कड़ी कार्रवाई करने को कहा है।

गौरतलब है कि रेल हादसे में मारे गये लोगों के परिजनों के लिए ओडिशा के मुख्यमंत्री ने पांच लाख रुपये, प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने दो लाख रुपये और रेल मंत्रालय ने दस लाख रुपये की अनुग्रह राशि का ऐलान किया था।ओडिशा के बालासोर में दो जून को दो यात्री ट्रेन और एक मालगाड़ी के दुर्घटनाग्रस्त होने से कुल 288 लोगों की जान चली गई थी और 1,200 से अधिक लोग घायल हो गये थे।


The Bihar government has issued a show-cause notice to a construction company after an under-construction bridge collapsed in the Bhagalpur district on June 4, PTI reported on Tuesday.

“The Haryana-based company, which was awarded the contract, has been served with a show cause notice by the Managing Director of Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam and asked to reply within 15 days,” said Pratyay Amrit, additional chief secretary for the Road Construction Department.

The bridge was being constructed by SP Singla Constructions Private Limited, according to The Indian Express.

The firm has been told to explain why it should not be blacklisted by the government. “The department has also suspended the executive engineer concerned for his failure to keep an eye on the quality of the work,” the additional chief secretary said.

The bridge, which was being constructed over the Ganga river, was meant to connect the districts of Bhagalpur and Khagaria. A portion of the bridge had last collapsed on April 30 last year.

On June 4, the additional chief secretary had claimed that parts of the bridge had been demolished as part of a preventive exercise. However, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that the incident occurred due to poor quality of work and that action would be taken against those responsible.

The chief…

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