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Big Stories Today: Gayatri Prajapati gets life imprisonment in minor gangrape case, Army agrees to grant permanent commission to eligible women after SC warning

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Former UP minister Gayatri Prajapati, 2 accomplices sentenced to life imprisonment in Chitrakoot minor gangrape case

Former Uttar Pradesh Minister in the previous Samajwadi Party government, Gayatri Prajapati on Friday was sentenced to life imprisonment in a Chitrakoot gangrape case. Along with Gayatri Prajapati, accomplices Ashish Shukla and Ashok Tiwari were also sentenced to life terms.
He and his two accomplices have also been fined Rs 2 lakh. The former UP Minister, who was a key figure in the previous Akhilesh Yadav government, was convicted by a special court of lawmakers on Wednesday for raping a woman.
The special court in Lucknow had two days back pronounced Prajapati guilty in the gang rape case, and had also convicted his two associates.

Indian Army agrees to grant permanent commission to eligible women after Supreme Court warning

The Central government on Friday agreed to grant permanent commission (PC) to 11 women Army officers who meet the eligibility criteria after the Supreme Court threatened to initiate contempt proceedings.

The Centre, which was initially reluctant, conveyed its acquiescence to a Bench led by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud to grant PC to the officers within 10 days.

NIA files chargesheet against 7 Naxals in Dummugudem Maoist case of Telangana

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed the chargesheet against seven Naxals and conspirators in the Dummugudem Maoist case of Telangana.
Top members of banned CPI (Maoist) hatched a criminal conspiracy along with overground workers to wage war against the government by carrying out attack on security personnel, said NIA

Maoist leader Prashant Bose alias Kishan Da, carrying Rs 1 crore reward, arrested by Jharkhand Police

Top Maoist leader Prashant Bose alias Kishan Da, who was carrying a bounty of Rs 1 crore on his head, has been arrested in Jharkhand along with his wife Sheela Marandi, a senior police officer said on Friday.

80% single dose and 39% double doses of Covid-19 covered, informs Health Ministry

Health workers will knock at every door, check, inspire and motivate under Har Ghar Dastak, says Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary, Union Health Ministry during an online interactive session on the ongoing Har Ghar Dastak campaign.
He said: “80 percent of the single-dose and 39 percent of the double doses of Covid-19 covered.
He said: “Every individual has a role, we’ve requested NGOs too. By November 30 we should reach our goal. We have 3 vaccines Covaxin, Covishield and SputnikV.”

Amit Shah reaches Varanasi to check BJP poll preparedness

Ahead of the state assembly elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah reached Varanasi on Friday. During the two-day visit, Shah will attend Akhil Bharatiya Rajbhasha Sammelan in Varanasi. He will also hold meetings with BJP office-bearers including state chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg alleging Facebook of spreading hate, demands internal inquiry

The Congress on Friday has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claiming Facebook is spreading hate and demanded an internal inquiry.

It is not the first time that Congress has written to the social media giant. In earlier letters to Zuckerberg, the Congress raised issues of bias with many Facebook executives asked to set up a high-level inquiry into the Facebook India leadership team and submit a report to Facebook Inc. within a reasonable period of time. A Wall Street Journal report in August 2020 had said Facebook India’s leadership had supported the ruling BJP and violated the company’s own hate-speech rules. Following the story, the executive responsible had resigned in October 2020.

Rupee gains 7 paise to close at 74.45 against U.S. dollar

The rupee strengthened by 7 paise to close at 74.45 (provisional) against the US dollar on Friday, as a firm trend in domestic equities boosted investor sentiments.
Besides, lower crude prices in the international market also supported the local unit, forex dealers said.

Bahrain approves emergency use of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin

Bahrain’s National Health Regulatory Authority has approved the emergency use of India’s indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, said the Indian Embassy in Bahrain on Friday.

Covaxin recently received emergency use approval from the World Health Organization (WHO) for people aged 18 and above. Earlier on November 10, Hong Kong and Vietnam also joined the list of countries that approved the jab.

AAP announces first list of candidates for 2022 Punjab Assembly polls

The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday released the first list of 10 candidates for the 2022 Punjab Assembly polls. This is the second such announcement by a political party in the state. Earlier on Sunday last, the BJP announced that it will contest all 117 seats in the Punjab Assembly elections 2022.

Anil Deshmukh sent to Enforcement Directorate custody till November 15 in money laundering case

Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has been sent to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till November 15 in the money laundering case. Deshmukh’s judicial custody ended on Friday. In its arguments seeking custody, the ED said that they needed to question the former Maharashtra Home Minister for at least two more days. READ STORY

After meeting Sonia Gandhi, Sachin Pilot says those who worked for party should be given the respect they deserve

Congress leader and former Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot met Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence on Friday. After the meeting, Pilot said those who have worked for the party should be given the respect they deserve.

Pilot said he spoke about the political situation in the state, and said that if there was any change required, it should be done. Pilot met Sonia Gandhi a day after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

Delhi government slaps Rs 5 lakh fine on NBCC for flouting anti-dust norms

The Delhi government on Friday imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the National Building Construction Corporation Ltd (NBCC) for flouting anti-dust norms at its construction site in Karkardooma, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai told the media. Earlier in October, the Delhi government issued a show-cause notice to the NBCC for not following the 14-point anti-dust guidelines at its World Health Organization (WHO) building redevelopment site in the capital.

133 terrorists including many top commanders neutralised in Jammu and Kashmir so far in 2021, says IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

Kashmir Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar on Friday said 133 terrorists including many top commanders have been neutralised this year. He said: “Two terrorists including Shiraz Molvi and Yawar Bhat have been neutralised.” Shiraz was active since 2016 and was involved in several civilian killings. One other terrorist killed in the Srinagar encounter has been identified as Aamir Riyaz, he added.

Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik asks Centre to take back Kangana Ranaut’s Padma Shri, arrest her

Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik has launched a scathing attack on Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for her controversial remarks on the country’s Independence and demanded that the Padma Shri award conferred on her should be revoked.
The Nationalist Congress Party leader said the actor seemed to be speaking untruths.

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Covaxin’s efficacy pegged at 77.8%, says Lancet study

In a study published in The Lancet, Covaxin, the coronavirus vaccine developed by ICMR and Bharat Biotech, was found to have a 77.8 percent efficacy rate against symptomatic Covid-19. The study also found it to be 65.2 percent effective against the more dangerous Delta variant of the coronavirus in its preliminary analysis, but said further investigations are necessary to confirm it.

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Lucknow men drag woman to scummy pond, beat her up, video viral | Watch

Reports say the incident took place in the Bheekhanpur village area which comes under the Nigoha police station.



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A video of 2 men drowning a woman in a scummy pond and mercilessly thrashing her in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow is doing rounds on the internet.

In the now-viral video, the man was dragging the victim toward a scummy pond. He then was joined by another man and both of them threw punches at her and tried to drown her. However, she managed to rescue herself and fight up. The video also shows another woman trying to save the victim and then they are chased by two men.

Reports say the incident took place in the Bheekhanpur village area which comes under the Nigoha police station. The fight broke over taking buffalos to the pond. The incident took place on September 4, however, the video went viral now.

The police have arrested the accused after the video went viral and the search process is underway for the other accused who escaped, reports further said.

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In May 2022, a similar incident took place in Pune, Maharashtra wherein a man killed his wife by drowning her in front of their children at Mandvi.

The daughter said her father had an argument with her mother and left home threatening to end his life. He later jumped into a well and pretended to be drowning. The daughter also informed that her father knew swimming, reports stated.

Her mother then rushed to save him after hearing his cries. The accused father then pulled her hands into the well and drowned her to death, the daughter said in the police complaint.

In another incident, a 33-year-old government school teacher was drowned to death by her husband and his brother in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. Reports said the accused persons took her in their car on the Ganga canal road and pushed the vehicle into the 16-meter-deep canal.

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Uttar Pradesh: 19-year-old girl strangled to death after being raped in Mainpuri

It is being speculated that fearing that the girl student would complain, the accused raped, murdered the 19 year old and fled from the spot.



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The shocking news of rape has come to light from Bhogaon in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri. After raping the girl student on Wednesday, she was strangled to death and the body was later hanged.

On receiving information about the incident, the police-administration reached the spot and started the investigation in search of the accuse. Currently, the police has sent the body for post-mortem.

While interacting with the media and giving out information about this incident of rape and murder, Mainpuri SP Kamlesh Dixit said that, the police had received information about the rape and murder of the girl in Nagla Sheesham village. The police reached the spot and took immediate action in the matter. He also assured that the culprits will be arrested soon.

According to the information received to the police, a 19-year-old student of B.Sc. second year and resident of Nagla Sheesham village of Bhogaon police station area, was present at home along with her fifteen year old sister. Their parents had gone out for some work an around 3 o’clock in the evening, Pushpendra Lodhi (25), from the same village entered the house and forcibly raped the girl.

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And the accused did not stop there he strangled the girl to death and later hanged the body on the noose. It is being speculated that fearing that the girl student would complain, the accused raped, murdered the 19 year old and fled from the spot.

However, the younger sister present in the house made noise and opened the door of the house, telling the people of the neighborhood about the whole incident. There was a stir in the village as soon as the information about the incident got spread. As soon as the information was received, the parents also hurriedly left for home. At present, the police is looking for the accused.

Kullu Dussehra swing accident: 3 people, including 1 woman, sustained injuries after tyre falls on their head | WATCH

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Kullu Dussehra swing accident: 3 people, including 1 woman, sustained injuries after tyre falls on their head | WATCH

During the incident, two people from Delhi and a woman from Kullu sustained major injuries.



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Dussehra is celebrated with great pomp and zeal in India. From having good food to enjoying swings, people visit Dussehra fairs to mark this festival. But a horrific incident happened during International Kullu Dussehra Festival in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu when three people sustained injuries after a swing tyre fell on them on Wednesday at around 9 pm.

The video of the same is going viral on social media in which it can be seen that, as and when the woman stepped outside the swing, its tyre suddenly broke and fell on another woman standing nearby. During the incident, two people from Delhi and a woman from Kullu sustained major injuries.

The good part was that the swing was not moving at that time, otherwise, a serious accident might have occurred if it had continued to swing. At the time of the incident, people were getting off the swing. When the girl left the swing, the tyre touched her head and landed on another girl who was standing close by, and she fainted.

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The police rushed to the spot immediately after receiving the information about the incident. After reaching, the authorities sealed the swing. The police are conducting research thoroughly to find the reason behind the mishap.

Speaking about the incident, Additional Superintendent of Police Kullu Sagar Chandra said that the swing was sealed as soon as the information was received. The girl is undergoing treatment in the hospital as she has suffered a neck injury, while information about where the two tourists from Delhi went for treatment is not available.

A similar incident took place a few days ago in Punjab’s Mohali after a swing fell to the ground at the Dussehra fair, injuring around 20 people.

In another incident, an 80-foot effigy of Ravana fell on the ground in Haryana’s Yamunanagar during Ravana Dahan. The video of the incident is doing rounds on the internet in which it can be seen that people were standing close to the nearly-burnt effigy of Ravana when it started falling.

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