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Bypolls results: Votes being counted today in 6 Assembly constituencies across 5 states

The assembly seats whose results will be announced today are Rampur Sadar and Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh, Padampur in Odisha, Sardarshahar in Rajasthan, Kurhani in Bihar, and Bhanupratappur in Chhattisgarh.

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Votes will be counted for bypolls of 6 Assembly seats in five states including the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

Six assembly seats in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh went to the polls on December 5.

The assembly seats whose results will be announced today are Rampur Sadar and Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh, Padampur in Odisha, Sardarshahar in Rajasthan, Kurhani in Bihar, and Bhanupratappur in Chhattisgarh.

An important by-election was held in Mainpuri after the demise of Samajwadi Party Patron Mulayam Singh Yadav in October.

Dimple Yadav, the wife of Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav and the older daughter-in-law of Mulayam Singh Yadav, is running as the SP candidate in Mainpuri, while Raghuraj Singh Shakya, a former confidant of Mulayam’s brother Shivpal Singh Yadav, was the BJP candidate.

Notably, the Samajwadi Party is regarded as having considerable support on the Mainpuri seat.

Following the disqualification of SP MLA Azam Khan and BJP MLA Vikram Singh Saini in separate cases, byelections in Rampur Sadar and Khatauli were held.

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Notably, Saini, a BJP MLA, was disqualified after being found guilty and given a two-year prison sentence in a 2013 riot case, and Khan was disqualified in a hate speech case.

With Rajkumari Saini on the ballot in Khatauli, the BJP is attempting to hold onto the seat. She is Vikram Singh Saini’s wife.

It would be a direct contest between the BJP and Samajwadi Party and its ally Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) in Uttar Pradesh bypolls as the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have distanced themselves from the elections.

Owing to the demise of Congress MLA Manoj Singh Mandavi, last month, the Bhanupratappur seat is poised to see a direct election between the BJP and the Congress.

In an effort to keep the seat, the Congress has nominated Savitri Mandavi, the late MLA’s wife, while the BJP has chosen an ex-MLA. The seat has been reserved for a candidate belonging to the Scheduled Tribes community.

The death of sitting BJD MLA Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha on October 3 triggered by-elections in Odisha, where the Padampur by-election was held.

Elections were held in Rajasthan’s Sardarshahar seat as a result of the long-term illness and death of Congress MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma. His son Anil Kumar was a candidate for the seat, and the BJP had put former MLA Ashok Kumar up for election.

The disqualification of RJD MLA Anil Kumar Sahani in Kurhani, Bihar, has prompted elections.

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63 passengers placed on No Fly List in last one year, says Ministry of Civil Aviation

The majority of passengers who have been placed on the No Fly List were either not wearing masks or not cooperating with crew members onboard.

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The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Monday said a total of 63 passengers have been placed on the No Fly List on the last one year.

The decision was taken by the airline’s Internal Committee, constituted in accordance with Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR), Section 3-Air Transport, Series M, and Part VI titled Handling of unruly/disruptive passengers.

In a written reply by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen Dr VK Singh to a question in Rajya Sabha today, the ministry also informed that these include two incidents of urinating that came to the notice of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in the last one year.

The reply also mentioned that the majority of passengers who have been placed on the No Fly List were either not wearing masks or not cooperating with crew members onboard. The Ministry also informed that necessary action was taken by the DGCA for non-compliance to applicable regulations against specific incidents related to urination.

The DGCA imposed a Financial Penalty of Rs 30,00,000 on Air India for the urinating incident that took place on flight AI-102, flying from New York to New Delhi in business class in November last year.

Moreover, a Financial Penalty of Rs 3,00,000 was also imposed on the Director Flight services of Air India and the license of the pilot in command has also been suspended for three months.

In another urinating incident on Air India AI-142 flight from Paris to New Delhi, a Financial Penalty of Rs 10,00,000 has been imposed on the airlines by DGCA.

In November last year, Shankar Mishra, the man who peed on his co-passenger in the business class of an Air India flight, was arrested by Delhi Police in Bengaluru. Mishra was recently granted bail by a Delhi Court in a surety bond of Rs 1 lakh.

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Pathaan row: Yogi Adityanath says films should not have scenes that hurt people’s sentiments

Pathaan left behind SS Rajamouli’s RRR and KGF Chapter 2 to become the highest-grossing Indian film this year and is running successfully in cinemas now.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in a recent interview, commented on the Pathaan and Besharam Rang rows and said films should not have scenes that hurt the public’s sentiments.

Adityanath further said filmmakers should be careful while making a film and avoid such scenes that could trigger controversy. He continued that any artist, litterateur, or anyone with accomplishments should be respected.

He also said Uttar Pradesh has made a policy for films as multiple films are being shot in the state.

Earlier, Yogi Adityanath visited Mumbai and carried out a two days roadshow to attract investors for Uttar Pradesh. During his visit, the CM interacted with film actors, makers, and producers which hit headlines after Suniel Shetty asked him to protect Bollywood from the boycott and cancel culture.

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s starrer Pathaan broke Aamir Khan’s Dangal record on Sunday and became the highest-grossing Hindi film. Siddharth Anand’s directorial, which is a part of Yash Raj Spy Universe, earned more than Rs 400 crore worldwide till date.

Ahead of its release, Pathaan became a topic of discussion on social media after the makers released its song, Besharam Rang. The song triggered a massive outrage on the internet and a section of users accused it of vulgarity leading to the #BoycottPathaan trend on Twitter.

Some of the users also slammed Padukone for wearing an orange bikini in Besharam Rang.

Further, Pathaan went for the Censor Board scrutiny following which the Board advised makers to make changes in its dialogue and its songs. The Board also suggested changing buttock steps from Besharam Rang which sparked a controversy on social media.

Cut to January 25, Pathaan left behind SS Rajamouli’s RRR and KGF Chapter 2 to become the highest-grossing Indian film this year and is running successfully in cinemas now.

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Indian Navy: Successful landing of Light Combat Aircraft on INS Vikrant | See Photos

With the delivery of Vikrant, India has joined a select group of countries that have the capability to design and build an indigenous aircraft carrier.

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Indian Navy: Successful landing of Light Combat Aircraft on INS Vikrant | See Photos

The Indian Navy achieved a historic milestone on Monday in the direction of self-reliant India. Navy pilots successfully landed Light Combat Aircraft LCA (Navy) on INS Vikrant. This also Demonstrates India’s capability to design, develop, build and operate an indigenous aircraft carrier with indigenous fighter aircraft.

India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shared the photos of Light Combat Aircrafts landing on INS Vikrant and said that after INS Vikrant, work on second indigenous aircraft carrier has started. Make in India in the field of defense products, defense exports from the country has also increased by 334 percent in the last five years, as told by Rajnath Singh.

For the unversed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inducted the country’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier (IAAC) into the Navy on September 2. The aircraft carrier was received by the Indian Navy from CSL on July 28 after successfully completing the fourth and final phase of sea trials.

Fighter jets have been brought to the aircraft carrier. It is ready to operate MiG-29K fighter aircraft, Kamov-31 helicopters and MH-60R multi-role helicopters. Moreover, with the delivery of Vikrant, India has joined a select group of countries that have the capability to design and build an indigenous aircraft carrier.

Designed by the Directorate of Naval Design (DND), a branch of the Indian Navy, this aircraft carrier was built by the public sector company CSL.

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