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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, January 10. As per reports, the CM has isolated himself.

Sonu Sood’s sister joins Congress

Actor Sonu Sood’s sister Malvika Sood joined the Congress in the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in Moga on Monday. Navjot Singh Sidhu had reached Sonu Sood’s residence and a picture of his meeting Sonu Sood’s sister has gone viral now.

DDMA concludes meeting, likely to ban dine-in services in restaurants, only take-away allowed

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) held a meeting on Monday, January 10 amidst the major surge in coronavirus cases in the national capital. In the meeting, DDMA made it clear that there will be no lockdown. However, there is a high chance that DDMA is likely to ban dine-in services in restaurants, but take-away services will be allowed.

Earlier, DDMA issued a yellow alert in Delhi and also imposed night, and weekend curfew. The night curfew will begin from 10 pm and will end at 5 am.

India records 1.79 lakh cases, 146 deaths in the last 24 hours

India has been witnessing a major surge in coronavirus cases and in the last 24 hours, the country reported 1,79,723 new coronavirus cases, 146 deaths. This was the highest number of cases that were reported since May 2020. The surge in cases is because of the new variant of coronavirus-Omicron.

Supreme Court to form probe panel headed by retired judge to investigate lapses in PM Modi’s security in Punjab

In today’s top news, Supreme Court has agreed to constitute a high-level committee headed by a retired Supreme Court judge to investigate lapses in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security in Punjab.

PM’s alleged security breach took place a week ago when he was left stranded on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters in Ferozepur after which he returned from Punjab without attending the rally and the event.

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Chhattisgarh: 5-year-old appointed child constable after father’s death

Naman, a UKG student, has been posted as a child constable on compassionate grounds in Sarguja, a district in Ambikapur’s Chhattisgarh.



Chhattisgarh: 5-year-old appointed child constable after father's death

A five-year-old boy from Chhattisgarh’s Sarguja has been appointed child constable on Thursday after the death of his father, a police officer, in a road accident.

Raj Kumar Rajwade, who was a police officer posted in Mahila Thana, died in a road accident. Following the incident, the Superintendent of Police (SP) Bhavna Pandey said that his 5-year-old son, Naman Rajwade, will take over his position.

Naman, a UKG student, has been posted as a child constable on compassionate grounds in Sarguja, a district in Ambikapur’s Chhattisgarh.

Speaking about Naman’s posting, his mother Nitu Rajwade said that her husband died in an accident. Now, his son has been appointed as the child constable. She said she is hurt a bit but is happy for her child.

The decision to appoint Naman as a child constable was taken as per the guidelines by the administration and police headquarters.

According to the guidelines of the Police Headquarters, in such a case, if someone below 18 years is present in the family, he is appointed as a child constable. Under this, Naman Rajwade has been appointed as a child constable.

Earlier in January too, a similar incident took place in Chhattisgarh’s Surajpur when a five-and-a-half-year-old boy was made a child constable after he lost his father. Furthermore, a four-year-old boy in Katni, Madhya Pradesh, was appointed as a child constable after his father’s demise who was a head constable in the police force.

Child constables will be appointed as full time constables on attaining the age of 18 years.

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Rahul Gandhi disqualified as Lok Sabha MP after conviction in 2019 defamation case



Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from his membership as a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Lok Sabha after his conviction and subsequent two-year prison sentence in a 2019 defamation case by a court in Gujarat’s Surat city yesterday.

This is a breaking story and more details will follow.

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Amritpal Singh may be headed to Delhi: Reports



Fugitive Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh may be headed for Delhi, a day after his last known location was traced to Haryana, reports quoting sources have claimed.

An NDTV report quoting sources said the security has been heightened across the national capital as its suspected that the notorious ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief may be headed to Delhi after last being spotted in Shahabad in Haryana’s Kurukshetra.

On Sunday, Amritpal Singh and his associate Papalpreet Singh, had stayed at Shahabad home of a woman identified as Baljeet Kaur, who was arrested yesterday, Punjab Police said.

A video with a time stamp of Monday, doing the rounds on the internet yesterday showed the fugitive Sikh preacher dressed in a white shirt and blue jeans, trying to hide his face with an umbrella as he was departing from the Baljeet Kaur’s house in Shahabad.

On Thursday, the Punjab Police arrested Amritpal Singh’s former gunman and notorious associate, Tejinder Singh aka Gorkha Baba.

A report quoted DSP Payal Harsimrat Singh of the Punjab Police as saying that Tejinder Singh, a resident of Punjab’s Mangewal village, was nabbed by the Khanna police.

DSP Harsimrat said Tejinder, who was a gunman for Amritpal Singh for a long period and often lived with the Waris Punjab De chief, is also involved in the Ajnala case. The officer said that Tejinder, also known as Gorkha Baba, was very active on social media and often posts pictures of himself brandishing different weapons due to which he’s wanted in a separate case registered against him at Malaud police station.

The official further said that Tejinder has been booked under sections 107/151 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and two other aides who accompanied him, have also been taken into custody and are being questioned.

A nation-wide crackdown was launched to nab Amritpal Singh after last month, the dreaded Khalistani leader and his supporters armed with swords and guns, stormed a police station in Ajnala on the outskirts of Amritsar city and clashed with police for the release of one of his aides Lovepreet Singh.

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