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Karnataka Congress troubleshooter DK Shivakumar, arrested by ED, produced in court

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Karnataka Congress troubleshooter DK Shivakumar, arrested by ED, produced in court

Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar, arrested last evening by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after four days of questioning, was produced in a Delhi court today – Wednesday, Sep 4 – where the probe agency sought a 14-day remand for further interrogation.

The Enforcement Directorate acted after the Karnataka High Court refused to grant the Congress leader protection from arrest.

The ED said on his arrest that Shivakumar had been uncooperative and evasive. He was taken to hospital for a check-up, where doctors said his sugar levels were fluctuating. He was admitted in Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi. Congress leaders, led by General Secretary KC Venugopal, were denied permission to visit him.

Congress leaders have called his arrest as ‘political vendetta’ by the BJP-led central government.

In the court, ED said Income Tax investigation and statement of various witnesses have revealed “incriminating evidence” against Shivakumar.

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The ED, alleging that Shivakumar tried to misguide probe, argued that custodial interrogation of Shivakumarwas necessary as some facts are in his personal knowledge.

It said Shivakumar is evasive, non-cooperative during probe. The ED claimed there was phenomenal growth in his income when he was in important position and it needs to confront Shivakumar with voluminous documents. It told the court custody was needed to unearth illegal properties.

Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for Shivakumar moves for his bail application and tells the court that the Congress leader had already been quizzed for 33 hours and that he is not a flight risk. Singhvi said unless the probe agency shows something startling has happened, Shivakumar can’t be sent to its custody as he never absconded.

Shivakumar’s arrest came in a case registered by the ED last year. It is the fall out of an investigation carried out by the income tax department against Shivakumar in 2017 where Rs 8.83 crore in unaccounted cash was found in New Delhi in locations linked to the Congress leader. The ED had in September last year registered the money laundering case against Shivakumar and others based on a chargesheet (prosecution complaint) filed by the Income Tax Department in a court here for alleged tax evasion and hawala transactions worth crores.

The Income Tax department accused Shivakumar and his aide of transporting huge amounts of unaccounted cash on a regular basis through ‘hawala’ channels with the help of three other accused. This was the time the Congress leader had arranged the stay at a Bengaluru resort of Gujarat Congress MLAs being sequestered before a Rajya Sabha election in which the party’s Ahmed Patel was facing a tough challenge from the BJP.

After his arrest, Shivakumarposted a tweet “congratulating” the ruling BJP for “finally” succeeding in arresting him.

The Congress has alleged political vendetta behind the action against Shivakumar, the party’s chief troubleshooter in Karnataka and at the forefront of efforts to keep the Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition intact before an exodus of MLAs brought it down and led to the return of the BJP.

The Congress has threatened protests across Karnataka.Even when he was being arrested, his supporters first tried to block officers from taking him away and later resorted to blocking traffic and vandalizing buses in protest.

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Protests broke out in several parts of Karnataka following the arrest. Demonstrations and attempts to block roads by burning tyres were reported from Ramanagara, Chennapattana and a few neighbouring towns, where a shutdown has been called for by Shivakumar’s supporters. As a precautionary measure, the district administration has declared holiday for schools and colleges today.

“DK Shivakumar, being the strong and obedient Congress leader in Karnataka, was always a target of the BJP,” Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said in a statement.

Shivakumar, accusing the BJP of targeting him, tweeted shortly after his arrest: “I congratulate my BJP friends for finally being successful in their mission of arresting me. The IT and ED cases against me are politically motivated and I am a victim of BJP’s politics of vengeance and vendetta.”

The 57-year-old Congress leader also assured the workers of the party and his supporters that he had not done anything illegal.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said he was “not happy” with the arrest of the rival politician. “Let me tell you one thing, the arrest of DK Shivakumar did not bring me any happiness. I will pray to God that he will be out soon,” Mr Yediyurappa said.

The state Congress has called for a state-wide bandh following Shivakumar’s arrest in the money laundering case.

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Gujarat: Bajrang Dal activists beat up Muslim youths for entering Garba event in Ahmedabad

Reports say the incident took place in the Sindhu Bhavan area on Tuesday night.

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A video is doing rounds on social media wherein Bajrang Dal activists can be seen thrashing Muslim youths for entering a Garba event in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. Reports say the incident took place in the Sindhu Bhavan area on Tuesday night.

In the now-viral video, Bajarang Dal members can be seen beating up two Muslim youths. One of the youths is stripped, punched, and kicked by the activists donning saffron scarves.

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Reports also stated that Bajrang Dal activists are taking rounds around all Garba venues to prevent the entry of Muslim men. According to them, Muslim men only enter Garba events to lure Hindu women leading to love jihad.

A VHP Bajrang Dal spokesperson informed that as many as forty activists visited two Garba venues on Tuesday and distributed pamphlets among women and girls to create awareness against Love Jihad. They asked the girls and women to be careful while speaking to men from other religions or communities, reports said.

Soon after the video of Bajrang Dal activists went viral, social media users reacted to it. While a section of users condemned the act and slammed the outfit for unnecessary moral policing, others showed their support.

One user wrote RSS, VHP, and Bajrang Dal are involved in violent activities against religions other than Hindus. The user further wrote that it’s a form of provoked extremism and such organisations should be banned.

Another user questioned the law and order and slammed Bajrang Dal. Yet another user called the incident humiliating and merciless.

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Meanwhile, Navratri started on September 26 this year. The 9-day-long festival will end on October 5 with Vijaya Dashmi. Multiple Garba events have been organised in different cities across India which makes the festival exuberant.

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Andhra Pradesh woman allows husband to marry his ex, all three to live in the same house

Tweeple got reminded of Sridevi-Anil Kapoor starrer Judaai after learning about this Andhra Pradesh incident.

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People recreating a movie scene in real life can be fun but this time a similar incident took place in the city if real essence of India. An Andhra Pradesh woman woman got her husband married to his ex-lover with all her consent.

Merely a TV scene came to live when a wife made his husband marry his former liver. Moreover, the three of them are planning to live together under the same roof. Reportedly, the incident took place at Ambedkar Nagar of Dakkili in Tirupati.

The man recognized as Kalyan is a video content creator who married his first wife Vimala from Kadapa district two years ago. Apparently, the two met on social media. However, before this marriage, Kalyan was in a long-distance relationship with another woman named Nithya Sree. She is an influencer from Visakhapatnam and the two parted ways owing to circumstances.

The duo became popular on social media, amassing a large following on sites like YouTube and Share Chat. Later, Nitya Sree even moved into their neighborhood.

When Vimala came to know about her husband’s old relationship, she somehow agreed for their marriage, despite the fact that there is no legal authorization to the union. In the presence of his first wife, Kalyan married Nithya Sree on Wednesday at a local temple.

Following the ceremony, the trio posed for photographs as well. The photographs gained attention on social media. While tweeple were confused over the legal authorization of the union, others got reminded of Sridevi-Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matonkar starrer Judaai.

In the movie also, Sridevi gets her husband (Anil Kapoor) married to Urmila for the sake of money. However, things turn ugly when crucial moments tests their dynamics. Hence, in this Andhra incident also, it will be interesting if another follow up comes over.

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3rd standard Bihar boy teaches 10th class students, is popularly known as Chote Khan Sir | Watch

The third standard Bihar boy named Bobby revealed that he takes tuition from the famous Khan sir.

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A hilarious video has taken over the internet where a third standard Bihar boy can be seen teaching 10th class students in a coaching center. The video was shared by a local journalist from Patna’s Masaudhi shows little Bobby teaching students up to class X.

The boy is now famously called Chote Khan sir in Patna’s Masaudhi. The video shows the boy teaching in a higher grade, where a journalist can be seen talking to him and the boy speaks more than his age.

Starting off with a monologue, the boy says, being poor is not a crime but dying poorly is a crime. One should always strive to become a better version of themselves. The reporter later goes to other kids in the class and they say that Bobby sir teaches them.

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In the video, the journalist asks the boy about one of the maths equations and the boy is also seen writing something on the board. However, what turns out to be unfavorable is that the answer given by Bobby was not only wrong but the kids there were unaware enough to point out the mistake.

Tweeple in the comment section wrote about the equation being wrong and even pointed out the level of education in Bihar. A user also wrote that when a third standard student can be seen teaching in 8-10th standard what else can we expect from such a youth rather than wasting opportunities and times.

The 3rd standard kid, Bobby even reveals that he goes to study from Khan sir. For the unversed, Khan Sir is a famous coaching teacher in Patna, who also gives classes on YouTube. He runs Khan GS Research Centers and is known for his unique teaching skills.

However, 8 months back an popular Patna’s Khan sir who is famous for his YouTube channel and giving lessons in a witty way was booked for inciting violence.

An FIR was filed against Khan sir, others for inciting violence during a protest in Patna. During that time, several protestors burned effigies and even burned trains in protest against the result of RRB-NTPC.

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