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After basketball video, Pragya Thakur’s dance clip goes viral, Congress takes dig

On July 1, Pragya Thakur was seen dribbling the ball before netting it in a basketball hoop on the ground with remarkable ease amid cheers and clapping as seen in the video.

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Days after Pragya Thakur’s video of playing basketball went viral on social media, the Bhopal BJP MP is seen dancing at a wedding she helped organize. Her dancing video has again drawn backlash on social media as she has been seen wheelchair-bound so far.

The latest video is from Pragya Thakur’s official residence in Bhopal where a twin wedding of two underprivileged young women was organized. Thakur is seen shaking a leg at the celebration and asking people to join in.

However, the brides told reporters that they were very happy and felt blessed. The father of one of the brides, a daily-wage worker, said he was grateful to Pragya Thakur as he was very poor and didn’t have enough money to organize his daughter’s wedding.

I feel like I have been given a second life. I am very poor. I did not have enough to marry my daughters. But Pragya Thakur helped us. I pray to the mother goddess for her long life. I am very happy and grateful, he told reporters.

Taking a dig at the BJP MP, Congress spokesperson, Narendra Saluja said “Whenever we see the Bhopal MP, sister Pragya Thakur, play basketball and walking without support or dancing happily like this, it makes us happy…?”

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On July 1, Pragya Thakur was seen dribbling the ball before netting it in a basketball hoop on the ground with remarkable ease amid cheers and clapping as seen in the video. She had gone to attend a sapling plantation event at Saket Nagar in Bhopal on Thursday, where she spotted some players practicing on a basketball ground. Seeing the players, she also decided to take a shot.

The video had drawn Narendra Saluja’s sarcasm on Twitter where he had shared the video. He wrote, he had seen MP Sadhvi Thakur wheelchair-bound so far. But today he is delighted to see her hands on the basketball court at the stadium. It was known that she could not walk or stand due to injury. Praying for her good health, he wrote on Twitter in Hindi.

https://twitter.com/NarendraSaluja/status/1410621073607913477

Pragya Singh Thakur is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, where six people were killed and hundreds were left injured after an explosive device strapped to a motorcycle went off near a mosque in north Maharashtra on September 29, 2008.

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In January this year, the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai had granted exemption from physical appearance to her till further orders. She had appeared before the Special Court, seeking permanent exemption on medical and other grounds.

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Instagram could soon charge for blue verification mark, check deets here

Reports said reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi discovered a code that revealed that Instagram and Facebook are working on a paid verification feature.

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After Twitter, Instagram can soon charge for its blue verification badge that allows stars and public figures to get their accounts recognised by their followers.

Reports said reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi discovered a code that revealed that Instagram and Facebook are working on a paid verification feature.

The code reads, IG_NME_PAID_BLUE_BADGE_IDV and FB_NME_PAID_BLUE_BADGE_IDV. It is speculated that it stands for identity verification. However, nothing as such has been confirmed by the Meta platforms.

Have a look at the tweet by Alessandro Paluzzi:

In November 2022, Twitter started to roll out its Blue service which included verification tags in India. This service is expensive in India as compared to the US and cost Rs 719 per month.

Elon Musk owned Twitter and also launched a modified version of its verification system that includes gold checkmarks for businesses and grey labels for official accounts.

Reports said the new system aims to correct problems that occurred during the initial rollout of the verified program on the platform that allowed anyone to purchase a blue tick mark for $8 a month.

Last year, Twitter also laid off more than 200 of its employees in India as part of mass layoffs across the globe directed by Elon Musk.

The micro-blogging platform also has ruled to get the blue tick. The user applying for one should have an active Twitter account and needs to be older than 90 days. The user also needs to verify their phone numbers. Further, Twitter will also check if your account has ever engaged in misleading or deceptive manipulation and spam.

The new terms and conditions also warn users to take away their blue ticks if they fail to follow the rules. Also, if the user changes its display name or username, the blue tick will be removed. These rules have been implemented to reduce confusion and promote integrity on the platform.

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IndiGo flies Patna-bound passenger to Udaipur, DGCA orders probe

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In yet another blooper by an airline operator, budget airliner IndiGo reportedly flew a passenger bound for Bihar’s Patna to around 1,400 kilometers from his intended destination- Udaipur in Rajasthan.

According to reports, the passenger was supposed to board an IndiGo flight to Patna, instead he boarded another flight of the same airline bound for Rajasthan’s Udaipur. The incident came to light on January 30 and the passenger was sent to his original destination the next day.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a probe into the incident. In a statement, the regulatory body said that the passenger, Afsar Hussain, had booked a ticket to Patna for Indigo flight 6E-214 and reached Delhi airport on January 30 to board the scheduled flight. But he mistakenly boarded Udaipur-bound flight 6E-319 of Indigo.

The passenger only realised the mistake after landing at Udaipur Airport and informed the airport officials who then alerted IndiGo about the incident.

The passenger was then flown back to Delhi by IndiGo on the same day and then to Patna on January 31.

A DGCA official said that the airline has been asked to submit a report explaining why the boarding pass of the passenger was not scanned thoroughly and how he boarded the wrong flight when as per the rule boarding passes are checked at two points before the boarding.

The official added that appropriate action will be taken against the airline.

IndiGo in a statement on Friday acknowledged the incident and issued an official apology to the aggrieved passenger, adding that the airline is engaged with the authorities on this matter

This is the second such incident reported in an Indigo flight in the last 20 days. On January 13, a passenger who had the airline’s ticket and boarding pass for an Indore-bound flight boarded a wrong flight and was taken to Nagpur airport.

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Rajasthan: NEET aspirant dies after accidentally falling from 6th floor balcony in Kota, video captured on CCTV | Watch

It was reported that 22-year-old along with his friends had been playing mobile games together while they were spending time together on the balcony.

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A harrowing story has come to light from Rajasthan’s Kota where a student accidentally fell from the balcony while wearing his slippers. The student was accompanied by his friends and was sitting on the balcony.

The student has been identified as Ishanshu Bhattacharya who hailed from West Bengal’s Dhupguri region.

It was reported that the unfortunate accident unfolded late at night around 11:15 when the 4 students were getting up and retiring to their rooms. However, when the three friends got up and started to return to their rooms, things took an awry turn after that.

In the video, the 20-year-old student can be seen fetching his slippers in order to make way to his room, however, while fetching his slippers, Ishanshu slipped and fell out of the fully fenced window of the residency hotel.

The video also shows his friend realising what just happened and then rushing to see what happened, however, by that time it was too late for anything to be done as his friends can be seen in a state of panic and fear.

It was reported that the friends had been playing mobile games together while they were spending time together on the balcony.

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Police’s statement

The DSP, while talking about the incident, told the media that as soon as every student in the building learnt about the accident. Everyone rushed to the spot and called the hospital to take the boy to hospital.

Ishanshu was reportedly rushed to a private hospital in Talwandi, however, the doctors pronounced the 20-year-old dead upon his arrival. The police also told the media that they have informed the family about the unfortunate news and will send the body for post mortem after the family arrives.

Another incident

Another incident came to light recently from Kota where a student hung himself to death after being in a bad mental health state. The 22-year-old NEET aspirant had come to Kota to study at the coaching institute. The police found a 4-page long letter at his residence where the man’s body was recovered.

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