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Breaking News: Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO, Parag Agarwal, IIT Bombay grad chosen as successor

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has made way for Indian Parag Agrawal as its CEO. Twitter India has been at some rough patches with the Government of India. After Microsoft and Google, this appointment is important for Indians in the tech world. Dorsey has been at the receiving end of Donald Trump “affections” following the former US President’s ban on Twitter.

Lucknow airport puts Omicron restriction in place

Amidst the fear of the new variant of coronavirus, Omicron, several states have been issuing guidelines and advisories for the travellers. Now, Lucknow DM issued protocols for passengers arriving at Lucknow airport. In the advisory, it was mentioned that passengers showing symptoms in the thermal scanning will be subjected to a free RT-PCR test. RT-PCR test of 10% passengers arriving on all domestic flights to be done on a random basis.

Tejashwi Yadav leads attack on Nitish govt, says Bihar is poorest state of India, what’s the point of ’15 saal bemisaal’

The opposition leader of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav, lead an attack on the Nitish government. He said that in the NITI Aayog’s poverty index repor5t, Bihar has been found to be the poorest state of India. He further said that if the Chief Minister of Bihar was serious about it, then there would’ve been an improvement. He concluded by saying that what’s the point of ’15 saal bemisaal’ if the situation is this worse?

43 students, 1 teacher of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Backward Classes Welfare school in Telangana tests positive for COVID-19

Amidst the rising concerns over the new variant of coronavirus, Omicron, 43 students, 1 teacher of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Backward Classes Welfare school tested positive for coronavirus. Currently, Telangana has been reporting 100-150 cases every day.

Bill to cancel farm laws passed in Parliament

The Farm Laws Repeal bill was presented at 12:06 p.m. and passed at 12:10 p.m., despite opposition demands for a discussion. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was disappointed as the farm laws were repealed without debate. He further added that the government was afraid of having a debate.

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:38 PM

During the passing of the cancel bill of farm laws, the ruckus was created as the opposition was mentioning that there should be discussion over this too. The opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the three farm laws are being repealed because of upcoming elections in five states.

19 people including 7 police personnel, who were on duty during President’s visit test positive for COVID-19 in Haridwar

The government officials who were on duty during President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Haridwar has tested positive. According to reports, 19 people were found positive including 7 police personnel. Ashok Kumar, Uttarakhand DGP, said that they were all present when President visited Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Tom Latham hits 2nd consecutive half-century, New Zealand needs 170 for their big victory

New Zealand opening batsman Tom Latham on day 5 of the Kanpur test match, hit his second consecutive fifty after India gave the target of 284 runs to win the match. Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson And Ross Taylor are still on the crease and are on course for their big victory.

Live score: NZ- 118/3

Bitcoin won’t be considered as legal tender, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Lok Sabha

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharamn on November 29 at the Winter session of Parliament said that Bitcoin will not be considered as a legal tender, as the government does not have any data of its transfers. Earlier this Indian government had announced that they will ban all private cryptocurrencies except a few ones.

Farm Laws bill repealed by Lok Sabha amid ruckus by opposition MPs, session adjourned till 2:00 pm

The Farm Laws repeal bill passed by Lok Sabha amid the ruckus by opposition MPs on the first day of the Winter session of Parliament. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar tabled the Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021. The session is again adjourned till 2:00 pm.

Chandiwal Commission cancels bailable warrant against Mumbai to cop Param Bir Singh in connection with money laundering case

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has been denied a bailable warrant by the Chandiwal commission, in connection with corruption allegations against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Rajya Sabha speaker Venkaiah Naidu adjourns Rajya Sabha proceedings for 1 hr to mourn passing away of MP Oscar Fernandes

M. Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the Rajya Sabha proceedings for one hour to mourn the passing away of sitting MP Oscar Fernandes. The three farm laws bills are supposed to be repealed on the first day of the Winter session of Parliament.

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla adjourns session till 12 noon after sloganeering by Opposition MPs

Lok Sabha speaker om Birla adjourned the Winter session of Parliament till 12 noon after the opposition members started sloganeering in support of farmers and demanding the repealing of three farm laws bill.

Winter session of Parliament with national anthem in both houses, PM Modi and senior BJP leaders present in Lok Sabha

The Winter session of Parliament began with the national anthem in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. PM Modi along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and senior BJP leaders were present in parliament. The three farm laws are supposed to be repealed in the parliament today

67 people found Covid positive in Maharashtra’s Thane, 59 were fully vaccinated

In Maharashtra’s Thane, approx 67 people found Covid positive in an old age home, among 59 were fully vaccinated. They all have been admitted in a government hospital. The new covid variant Omicron is likely to be more dangerous than its previous variants.

Farm Laws bill to repeal in Lok Sabha as Winter Session of Parliament begins

On the first day of the Winter session of Parliament 2021, the BJP government will repeal the three farm laws bill on November 29. However, opposition parties are demanding compensation to each family of deceased farmers who died during a protest against the farm bills.

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Congress to hold meeting of its Rajya Sabha MPs at Congress Parliamentary Party Office

Amid three first day of the Winter session of Parliament where three farm laws bills are supposed to be repealed, Congress has called a meeting of its Rajya Sabha MPs at the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) office on November 29.

Japan bans international arrivals amid sudden spread of Omicron variant of Covid 19

Amid the sudden spread of ‘Omicron’ the new variant of Covid 19, Japan has banned international arrivals in their country. Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday that the measure will take effect from Tuesday i.e., November 30.

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Patna: Bulldozers knock down 70 houses in Rajiv Nagar, clash between police and public

In Rajiv Nagar, 70 houses were demolished by bulldozers. The local people clashed with the police administration due to the order of demolishing 70 illegal houses.

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Patna: Bulldozers knock down 70 houses in Rajiv Nagar, clash between police and public

In Rajiv Nagar, 70 houses were demolished by bulldozers. The local people clashed with the police administration due to the order of demolishing 70 illegal houses.

According to the reports, when police and anti-riot force started moving bulldozers on the houses, the residents and the local people also stood up with bricks and stones in their hands.

The reason for the displeasure of the local people is that the CO and government employees of the area took no action when the houses were being built and the area was being settled.

One of the locals said, “when the houses are already built, then why the bulldozer is being run by the administration to remove them.”

It has been clearly said by the Minister of Revenue and Land Reform, Ramsurat Rai that the government is not in a mood to be soft on the encroachers. So, on June 3, the administration reached Rajiv Nagar with about one and a half dozen JCB machines to demolish the illegal constructions in Rajiv Nagar of Patna (Bihar).

The local people were seen clashing with the administration to save the shelter. They also attacked the police and the anti-riot force with bricks and stones.

During this, the condition of the people, whose houses were broken, was deteriorated. People who had built houses with hard-earned money were seen getting helpless.

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Bihar: Fire breaks out at train in Bhelwa Railway Station, video goes viral

A fire broke out at a train in Bhelwa Railway Station in Bihar which was heading to Narkatiaganj from Raxual.

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According to the reports, all passengers who were on the train were evacuated safely.

A fire broke out at a train in Bhelwa Railway Station in Bihar in the wee hours of Sunday. The fire reportedly erupted in the engine of the DMU train, which was heading to Narkatiaganj from Raxual. According to the reports, all passengers who were on the train were evacuated safely.

A news agency uploaded a video on its Twitter account which shows black smoke swirling out of the train. As soon as the people there noticed the smoke, they informed the on-duty officials. And soon after fire officials reached the spot. Firefighters are seen extinguishing the fire in the video as a crowd of onlookers watches from nearby.

All passengers are safe because the fire from the engine did not spread to other compartments of the train. A firefighting operation is underway.

However, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. No casualties have been reported so far.

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After Mohammed Zubair’s arrest, Alt News founder Pratik Sinha’s old tweet on Lord Ganesha triggers social media outrage

The tweet is viral on the internet and a section of social media is slamming Sinha for mocking Lord Ganesha and hurting religious sentiments.

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Days after Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair got arrested by the Delhi police over allegedly hurting religious sentiments in a 2008 tweet, Pratik Sinha’s old tweet on Lord Ganesha on Lord Ganesha is doing rounds on the internet.

Why #ArrestPratikSinha is trending?

Pratik Sinha, the founder of the fack checker news website Alt News, in an old tweet dated September 19, 2015, wrote, “See many people posting pictures of Ganesha. You guys really believe a man had an elephant’s head?”

The tweet is viral on the internet and a section of social media is slamming Sinha for mocking Lord Ganesha and hurting religious sentiments. #ArrestPratikSinha is trending on Twitter.

Reacting to Pratik Sinha’s tweet, one user demanded strict action against Sinha for hurting religious beliefs. Another user wrote hurting others’ beliefs is not free-thinking. Yet another user wrote Sinha deserves to be arrested for his deeds.

Have a look at Twitter reactions to Pratik Sinha’s old tweet here:

https://twitter.com/iRiddhimajain/status/1543208062051176448
https://twitter.com/peonking21/status/1543211250695680001

Meanwhile, the Delhi police on Saturday charged Mohammed Zubair with fresh charges of destruction of evidence and receiving funds from foreign entities.

Reports say Delhi Police have invoked sections 201(causing disappearance of evidence), 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and section 35 of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) for allegedly receiving foreign donations.

On June 27, Mohammed Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly hurting religious sentiments in one of his old tweets. He was sent to one-day police custody by the trial court on the same day.

The fact-checker was charged under sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) and 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the IPC.

He was then charged under sections 120B, 201 of the IPC and 35 FCRA through which the Enforcement Directorate c can lodge a case against Zubair.

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