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Big Stories Today: Free entry to all centrally protected monuments, sites on World Heritage Day

Free entry to all centrally protected monuments, sites on World Heritage Day

As per an order issued by the Archaeological Survey of India, entry to all centrally protected historical monuments and sites will be free on Friday to observe World Heritage Week. The week is celebrated annually from November 19 to 25.

Martin Scorsese, Istvan Szabo to be awarded Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFI

Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur on Thursday announced that American filmmaker Martin Scorsese and Hungarian filmmaker Istvan Szabo will be honoured with Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). the festival will be organised from November 20 to November 28 in Goa.

Martin Scorsese to be awarded Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFI

IAF Mi-17 helicopter crash-lands in Arunachal Pradesh

An IAF Mi-17 helicopter crash-landed in eastern Arunachal Pradesh with its two pilots and three crew members. However, all Indian Air Force personnel are safe. As per reports, the helicopter was carrying out air maintenance equipment. An official inquiry will be ordered to know the reason for the miss happening.

Supreme Court refuses to provide hybrid mode examinations for CBSE class 10 and 12, says not to disturb entire process

Supreme Court on Thursday refused to provide hybrid mode examinations for CBSE class 10 and 12 board examinations. SC said that the examination has already commenced that it is not the right time to intervene and disturb the entire process.

Congress leader moves to SC against ordinances to extend terms of CBI, ED directors; SK Mishra gets one-year extension

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala moved the Supreme Court against the ordinances that have allowed the extension of tenure of the CBI chief and ED’s director up to 5 years. The Enforcement Directorate chief Sanjay Kumar Mishra’s term in office was extended on Wednesday for a year until November 18, 2022, or until further notice.

India-China to hold talks on working mechanism and disengagement

India and China to hold talks on the disengagement process in East Ladakh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Both countries will talk about the working mechanisms for consultation and coordination on India-China border affairs.

Supreme Court quashes skin-to-skin judgement of Bombay HC, calls it absurd

The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the controversial skin-to-skin judgement of the Bombay High Court. The judgement made by the High Court held that skin-to-skin contact between an accused and a child is necessary to establish a sexual assault case under the POCSO Act. Justice Bela Trivedi argued that restricting touch or physical contact under Section 7 of POCSO is absurd and will destroy the intent of the Act.

PM Narendra Modi addresses at Sydney Dialogue, says we are on our way to connecting 600,000 villages

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday delivered the keynote address at Sydney Dialogue on the theme of India’s technology, evolution, and revolution. Initiated by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, the Dialogue started on November 17 and will end on November 19.

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Female cheetah Shasha, who was brought to Kuno National Park from Namibia, dies

Shasha was recovered from a farm near Gobabis, a town in east-central Namibia.

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Female cheetah Shasha, who was brought from Namibia to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, died due to kidney related issue on Monday. The death of the cheetah was confirmed by the forest officials.

Reports said the Madhya Pradesh forest department had sent an emergency response team to Kuno National Park in Sheopur district when Shasha was diagnosed with a severe medical condition in January. It had symptoms of dehydration and renal disease, as per reports.

Shasha was being treated by a team of veterinarians led by Dr Atul Gupta who is the lead vet at Van Vihar National Park. He was sent to Kuno who then administered fluids to Shasha which improved the big cat’s condition.

Shasha was brought to India among 7 other Namibian cheetahs and was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

In February, 12 more cheetahs were brought to Madhya Pradesh from South Africa. The relocation of 12 cheetahs from South Africa took place three years after the Centre put forth the idea of the world’s first intercontinental translocation project which aims at reintroducing cheetahs in the country.

Reports said Shasha was recovered from a farm near Gobabis, a town in east-central Namibia. She was malnourished and skinny, however, she was nursed well.

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Wayanad seat gone, Rahul Gandhi has a month to move out of Tughlaq Lane house

Gandhi was disqualified from membership of the Lok Sabha two days ago, a day after a Gujarat court held him guilty in a defamation case.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been issued a notice by the Lok Sabha housing panel to vacate the official accommodation allotted to him in Tughlaq Lane which he held as the MP from Wayanad. Gandhi was disqualified from membership of the Lok Sabha two days ago, a day after a Gujarat court held him guilty in a defamation case.

On March 24, 2023, a Surat court had sentenced him to two years jail term for his 2019 campaign speech in which he took Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name along with IPL founder Lalit Modi and fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi and asked if all Modis are thieves. The court had granted Rahul 30 days to move to a higher court for appeal.

The defamation case against Rahul Gandhi was filed by former Gujarat minister Purnesh Ishvarbhai Modi who alleged that the community had been defamed by the comment.

The Representation of the People Act, 1951’s Section 8 (3) a person convicted of any offence and sentenced to imprisonment for not less than two years shall be disqualified from the date of such conviction and shall continue to be disqualified for a further period of six years since his release.

Read Also: Congress leader Pawan Khera apologizes for old tweet after Rahul Gandhi loses Lok Sabha seat

The Congress is on the warpath with protests being held on Sunday against the move, calling it a satyagraha to pitch it on the Gandhian scale. Today, Congress leaders wore black as part of their protest.

The Opposition had sided with Rahul Gandhi, who now finds himself in another spotlight albeit not of his own making. Gandhi has just wrapped up his Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanya Kumari to Srinagar, getting strong support across several Lok Sabha constituencies winning which will be key for the Congress to come up as a prime challenger to the BJP.

The Opposition support did not however come unanimously. Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee took her time after the conviction but was prompt in supporting after the Gandhi scion’s disqualification from the Lok Sabha.

International media outlets have reported this series of incidents as the chickens coming home to roost following Rahul Gandhi’s speeches in Cambridge and London on the threats to the country’s democratic institutions.

Gandhi, however, had to listen to strong responses from his Maharashtra ally Uddhav Thackeray for saying he won’t apologise since he was not Savarkar.

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Bachelors can’t use balconies for phone calls after 10 pm, no guest overnight: Bengaluru flat complex’s new diktat

The society is said to be in the Kundanhalli Gate area.

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Bengaluru New Flat rule for Bachelors

In a bizarre incident, an apartment complex in Bengaluru has issued guidelines for the Bachelors living in the society in order to provide maximum comfort to the flat owners or tenants while ensuring discipline on the premises.

As per the new guidelines, guests at the bachelors and spinsters’ house are not allowed to stay overnight in their flats after 10 pm. And if the guest needs to stay overnight then they have to take prior approval from the owner via email. The society is said to be in the Kundanhalli Gate area.

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The guidelines have been shared online by a Reddit user.

Here are the rules and regulations for Bachelors living in Banglore’s apartment complex

  • No guests are allowed to Bachelors and Spinster’s flats post 10 pm. Guests are not allowed to stay overnight. If required, prior approval from Owner on email, Manager or Association office to be requested by submitting the guests ID proof and furnishing the stay duration and Guest entry on Mygate.
  • Bachelors and Spinsters are to follow the association rule strictly. No relaxation in case of violation. The penalty of Rs 1,000 or eviction.
  • No loud music after 10 pm.
  • No late-night parties are allowed.
  • Not to use the corridors and balconies for phone calls post 10 pm.

According to one of the users in the comment section, this society is in Marathalli. Since being shared, the rules are being slammed online with many users expressing their displeasure.

One of the users commented, It’s worse than hostels. You’re paying money to rent out a flat. It’s your flat for the duration that you’re renting as per the rantal agreements. Who’ll come to your flat and what you’ll do in the balcony is purely dependent on you. Society rules are becoming rediculous these days it seems.

Another wrote, Nonsense, you live by your rules not owner since you actually own the place for the time you are there. Yes loud parties can be avoided, but rest is none of anyone else’s business.

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