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Big Stories Today: Kangana Ranaut’s bheek remark draws opposition fire, Salman Khurshid slammed by Congress colleague Ghulam Nabi Azad for comparing Hindutva to ISIS

Rains continued to lash several parts of Chennai and its suburbs on Thursday due to a depression over the Bay of Bengal

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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday commented on a passage in Salman Khurshid’s book on the Ayodhya verdict. He said: “We may not agree with Hindutva as a political ideology but comparing it with ISIS and Jihadist Islam is factually wrong and exaggeration.”
Earlier in June, Salman Khurshid had slammed Azad and other G-23 leaders seeking reforms in the Congress and a change in leadership.

BJP MP Varun Gandhi, AAP’s Preeti Sharma Menon condemn actor Kangana Ranaut remark on India’s 1947 freedom as anti-national

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Varun Gandhi, Aam Aadmi Party national executive member Preeti Sharma Menon condemn actor Kangana Ranaut remark on India’s 1947 freedom as anti-national. Read full story
Varun lashed out at one of his party’s most ardent supporters whereas Menon termed the remarks as seditious and inflammatory. Read full story

NDRF says depression over Bay of Bengal leading to rainfall in Tamil Nadu

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Thursday that the low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has converted into a depression causing heavy rainfall in a few parts of Tamil Nadu and is likely to cross the Chennai coast near Mahabalipuram by this evening.

Nigerian drug peddler arrested from Mumbai with 2.14 kg methaqualone worth over Rs 6 crore

Methaqualone, a party drug, costs between ₹4,000 and ₹5,000 per gram recovered from a Nigerian drug peddler arrested from Goregaon on Thursday.
2.14 kg methaqualone worth over Rs 6 crore recovered from him. A case has been registered by Anti Narcotics Cell, Kandivali

Heavy waterlogging in several parts of Chennai due to incessant rainfall

Rains continued to lash several parts of Chennai and its suburbs on Thursday due to a depression over the Bay of Bengal, leading to waterlogging and power cuts in many areas.

Despite the heavy rain, thousands of relief workers were seen toiling through the day to clear the water logging.

Security forces gun down terrorist in encounter underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam

Encounter has started between security forces and militants at Chawalgam village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday afternoon.

An official said, that cordon and Search Operation was launched in the area by a joint team of forces including R RR, CRPF and Kulgam Police on specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area in the wee hours of Thursday.

Punjab Assembly unanimously passes resolution against Centre’s decision to extend BSF jurisdiction

The Punjab assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution rejecting the Centre’s notification on increasing the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) from 15km to 50km in the absence of the two BJP MLAs in the 117-member House.

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa introduced the resolution and termed the Centre’s move an attack on the federal structure and an expression of distrust towards the state police and the people of Punjab.

Enforcement Directorate carries out raids in Pune over illegal sale of waqf properties, Nawab Malik is minister responsible for waqf boards

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday carried out raids in Pune over the illegal sale of waqf properties.

Earlier, Nawab Malik, Former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis trade barbs over the land deal, underworld connection. Fadnavis accused NCP minister Nawab Malik of a property deal with 1993 Mumbai bomb blast convicts.

ITBP, Chhattisgarh Police recover firearms, IED components and Naxal literature in the jungles of Budhanchapar in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon region

In a joint operation on Thursday morning, the 38th battalion Indo-Tibetan Border Police along with Chhattisgarh police recovered firearms, IED components and Naxal literature in the jungles of Budhanchapar in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon region.

Arrivals at Chennai airport to remain suspended from 01:15 PM to 6 PM today due to severe rains and heavy crosswinds

Chennai airport authorities said on Thursday that due to heavy rains Arrivals at Chennai airport remain suspended from 01:15 PM to 6 PM today.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, the operation was normal at the Chennai airport, however, domestic and international flights have either been rescheduled or cancelled.

Peon found dead in Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court premises

A temporary employee of the Delhi Bar Association was found dead in a chamber in the west wing of Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Police said on Thursday.

The body, identified as Manoj, 35, was found in the western wing of Tis Hazari court. The deceased was said to be working as a peon with the association. READ STORY

Senior IPS officer SN Pradhan appointed new NCB chief till August 2024

Senior Indian Police Service officer Satya Narayan Pradhan was appointed as Director-General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on a deputation basis till the date of his superannuation on August 31, 2024, or until further orders.

Read Also: Salman Khurshid lands in controversy for comparing Hindutva to ISIS and Boko Haram in his book

Pradhan, a Jharkhand cadre 1988-batch IPS officer, was currently holding additional charge of NCB chief despite holding the responsibility of Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

UP official molests woman employee, arrested after video goes viral

An under secretary-level officer posted at Bapu Bhavan in Lucknow was arrested after a video of him molesting a contractual employee went viral. The accused, Ichharam Yadav, is posted with the minority welfare department as a section in charge, according to reports.

In her FIR registered at Hussainganj police station on October 29, the victim alleged that the accused has been harassing and molesting her since 2018. She noted that she was threatened with being sacked from her job if she complained.

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Mukesh Ambani and family receive threat calls, Mumbai Police detains one

A man has been detained in the Dahisar area in the western suburbs of Mumbai. He has been arrested on the grounds of his alleged connection to the threat calls.

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Industrialist Mukesh Ambani and his family have received three threat calls today on August 15. Reportedly, the calls were made on the number of Reliance Foundation’s Harskisandas Hospital on Monday around 10:30 am.

The complaint was filed at the DB Marg police stations and their team is trying to get more information about the same. However, in the official statement given by the Mumbai Police, “the complaint filed by the Reliance Foundation states that three threat calls were made to Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and his family and the probe is underway.”

And soon after the complaint was filed, a latest update suggests that a man has been detained in the Dahisar area in the western suburbs of Mumbai. The man has been arrested on the grounds of his alleged connection to the threat calls.

However, this is not for the first time that, Mukesh Ambani and his family have received threat calls. Even last year, a Scorpio car with 20 explosive gelatin sticks along with a threat letter was found outside Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani ‘Antilia’.

Soon after the police were informed, a team of cops including Mumbai’s crime intelligence unit headed by Sachin Vaze, who also took over as the lead investigator of the case, had reached Antilia for investigation.

As per reports, later the case was handed over to NIA after a mysterious death case took over the headlines. The victim was none other than the Thane-based businessman Mansukh Hiren.

For the unversed, Hiren was the owner of the Scorpio car that was found outside Mukesh Ambani’s residence. Earlier, the late businessman had claimed that the car was stolen a week ago.

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VIRAL: Elephant Jeymalyatha brutally beaten up by mahouts in Tamil Nadu, Peta India demands action

Reports said the elephant was tortured by mahouts at the Sribilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

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In an animal-cruelty incident, an elephant named Jeymalyatha was brutally beaten up by mahouts in Tamil Nadu. The video of the incident is viral and has triggered massive outrage on social media.

Reports said the elephant was tortured by mahouts at the Sribilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

PETA India shared the video on Twitter and demanded stringent action against the mahouts. In the video, Jeymalyatha could be seen crying in pain as the mahouts continuously kept thrashing her with sticks. PETA India has sent an urgent appeal to the chief wildlife wardens of Assam and Tamil Nadu and demanded the enforcement of the Wild Life (Protection) Act (WPA), 1972, by filling a preliminary offence report under Section 51 against mahouts involved and under Section 48 against the Srivilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

The organisation also demanded to seize the abused elephant and rehabilitate her at a sanctuary.

Watch the viral video here:

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Tickets? UP Police constables beat up TT on Gorakhdham Express in Kanpur | WATCH

The constables hit him on the head due to which his shirt was soaked in blood.

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UP Police constables beat up TT in Gorakhdham Express

In a shocking incident, the railway head TT was beaten up by two Uttar Pradesh police constables at Kanpur Central Railway Station. According to the reports, the constables were travelling without a ticket on a train from Gorakhpur to Bhatinda, and when the TT asked them to get off the train, they thrashed him fiercely. The incident took place at around 11:30 pm on the Gorakhdham Express on Tuesday.

TT Rambaran, who was on duty, took the train from Lucknow. On Twitter, Aditya Tiwari shared the video of TT narrating the whole incident. He said when he asked for the ticket, the constables said they would get down at Kanpur. After that, when he asked them to step down from the train at the Kanpur station, police constables beat him brutally.

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TT Rambaran also said the constables even tried to throw him off the train, but the passengers who were there on the train helped him save his life. The constables hit him on the head due to which his shirt was soaked in blood.

The victim lodged a complaint against the constables in GRP Kanpur. GRP inspector R.B. Dwivedi said they reached the spot as soon as they received information about the incident. He further said the FIR has been registered and the investigation is underway.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tests positive for Covid for second time in three months

Bihar Grand Alliance 2.0: Nitish Kumar to take oath as CM for 8th time, Tejashwi Yadav as Deputy CM today at 2 pm

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