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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

The Central government on Friday agreed to grant permanent commission (PC) to 11 women Army officers Maoist, Amit Shah, Congress Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Anil Deshmukh, Bahrain, Bharat Biotech, Covaxin, Covid-19, IGP Kashmir, Kangana Ranaut, Lancet, Nawab Malik, Ashok Gehlot, Sonia Gandhi



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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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Odisha train crash: Father travelled 230 km to locate son, who was declared dead, later finds him alive in morgue

Helaram who runs a small shop in Howrah, took brother-in-law, Dipak Das’s help in getting son back home.



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The father of a victim in Odisha train accident on June 2, travelled 230 KM in search of a son who was declared dead.

The father had refused to accept that his son died in the tragic train accident in Balasore. He did not lose hope and travelled over 230 km from Kolkata to Balasore to find his son.

Biswajit Malik, 24, was presumed to have died in the train accident. his father Helaram Malik pursued a relentless quest to locate his son and his dedication to find his son led him to a makeshift morgue in Odisha where he arrived in an ambulance from Kolkata after a long journey.

Helaram who runs a small shop in Howrah, took brother-in-law, Dipak Das’s help in getting son back home.

Initially, it was not easy for Helaram to locate his son, he tirelessly searched for his son and failed many times. His will power helped him, Helaram and Das while their search, arrived at Bahanaga High School where they were encountered with a temporary morgue filled with numerous dead bodies of the victims of the train accident. After all the odds and struggle they finally found Biswajit, they discovered a severely injured body but alive. They quickly took him to Balasore Hospital where he was given immediate medical assistance.

However, doctor adviced Helaram to transfer his son to Cuttack Medical College Hospital but despite this recommendation, He discharged Biswajit and returned home, signing a bond. Das and Helaram arranged an ambulance, Biswajit remained largely unconscious throughout their journey back to Kolkata.

It was surprising to know that Biswajit’s condition remained stable despite his critical injuries. When he arrived Kolkata, he underwent surgery at SSKM Hospital’s Trauma care unit.

The forensic medical report of Biswajit’s survival says the concept of suspended animation, where a person’s vital signs significantly reduces. Expert Somnath said, it is possible that due to the circumstances of the search and rescue operations, the injured passengers vital signs were not adequately checked.

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Korean man who returned Patna after 3 years stunned social media users with his Bihari Accent | Watch

This video has gained lakhs of views across internet. One user wrote speaking Hindi itself is a big deal for a foreigner but speaking in a Bihari accident is totally a different level.



Language is an essential aspect of life. It serves as a means of communication and expression, allowing people to share ideas, thoughts and emotions. We feel really happy when someone speaks our mother tongue as we sense a kinship.

A video of a Japanese girl speaking Bengali fluently went viral in 2020. In a recent Instagram video, content creator Prashant Kumar can be seen conversing in Hindi with a Korean man by the name of Charlie.

On social media, a video showing Charlie’s Bihari accent has gained significant traction and the social media users are praising Charlie for his proficiency in Hindi.

This video has gained lakhs of views across internet. One user wrote speaking Hindi itself is a big deal for a foreigner but speaking in a Bihari accident is totally a different level.

Currently, Charlie is on a tour of Patna and is amazed to see the city’s progress. He believes Patna is more cleaner than New York.

Interestingly, Charlie was living in Patna since he was 2 years old. In one of his videos on Instagram, he talks about his upbringing in Indian culture.

He wrote he was brought in Patna till the age of 20 used to speak Hindi as natural as an Indian and adopted the Indian accent while speaking English. Charlie wrote, during his childhood he used to feel shy and uncomfortable to speak English.

Bihar, located in northern India, is a state with a rich history and vibrant culture. Today, Bihar is a state of contrasts – a place of great beauty and potential and It is the home to a varied spectrum of communities.

The Bihari people are known for their friendliness and hospitality, and their food is famous throughout India for its rich flavors and spices.

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Odisha train accident: 101 bodies still to be identified, 200 injured  undergoing treatment

According to Divisional Railway Manager of the Eastern Central Railways, Rinkesh Roy, almost 200 patients are still being treated in various hospitals throughout the state of Odisha.



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In the tragic triple train accident of Odisha, which took the lives of 278 people, living over 1000 injured. Out of 278 who died, 101 bodies are still to be identified, according to the officials.

According to Divisional Railway Manager of the Eastern Central Railways, Rinkesh Roy, almost 200 patients are still being treated in various hospitals throughout the state of Odisha.

The toll stayed at 275 since the Odisha government did not modify it. Rinkesh Roy responded figures do change over time when questioned about it.

The number of death had previously been put at 288. On Sunday, the Odisha government changed it to 275 after admitting that some remains were tallied twice. The chief minister of West Bengal and a former minister of the railway, Mamata Banerjee, disputed the statistics, claiming that 61 residents of her state died and another 182 were still missing. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) also said, 80 out of the 193 total bodies were recognised, and 55 of them were given to the relevant families.

However, train movement resumed late Sunday night with Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who has been sleeping at the site to oversee restoration work, and with other senior officials. This was 51 hours after the triple train collision and barely five hours after the damaged rails were rebuilt.

The horrific accident took place on June 2, when the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express was coming from Shalimar to Chennai when it collided with a halted goods train on the adjacent track, resulting in one of the deadliest rail accidents in the nation. The rear carriages of the Coromandel Express then drifted off onto the third track.

The last two coaches of the Bengaluru-Howrah Express, which was coming by at the same time, were knocked down by a few coaches of the Coromandel Express.

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