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RPSG Group submits highest bid of Rs 7000 crore for new IPL team

RP Sanjiv Goenka Group have submitted the highest bid of 7,000 crores for the new IPL team. The race to buy a new IPL team is still on as other bidders are also bidding for the new teams. Private Equity player CVC Capital has the 2nd highest bid of Rs 5,200 crore for second IPL team. The Manchester United owners and the Adani Group are out of bidding. CVC Capital for Ahmedabad and RP Sanjiv Goenka Group for Lucknow in IPL 2022.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in AIIMS, tests positive for malaria

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Monday afternoon, after being diagnosed with malaria.

Admitted in the old private ward at AIIMS, he is being treated by Dr Neeraj Nischal, Professor of Medicine, with a team of doctors.

Govt committed to re-establish Sanatan culture, says Assam CM in a public rally

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that his government is committed to re-establishing the Sanatan culture in areas of the state where indigenous people face threats to their identities due to illegal migrants.
He said this while addressing a public rally for the bye-election to Bhabanipur constituency.

Navjot Sidhu hits out at Centre over expanding BSF jurisdiction in Punjab

Punjab Chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu attacked the union government on Monday on the issue of expanding the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Punjab.

Channi called it an infringement on federalism, while Sidhu accused the union government of weakening the federal structure by creating a state within a state.

10 parties, including Adani Group, Manchester United, submit bids in Dubai for 2 new IPL teams in 2022

The bidding process for the two new IPL teams in 2022 has began on Monday in Dubai. Ten parties, including the Manchester United, Adani Group, RPSG Group, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, and Hindustan Media Ventures Pvt Ltd. submitted their bids to own a team at one of the six cities — Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Cuttack, Dharamsala, Guwahati and Indore.

Samyukt Kisan Morcha to oppose BJP in UP assembly polls, says Rakesh Tikait

Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday targeted the BJP government over farm laws and urged the farmers not to vote for BJP in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly election. He said, “The Samyukt Kisan Morcha will oppose the BJP in state assembly elections.”

He also visited the family of Arun Narwar who was allegedly killed in police custody in Agra in Uttar Pradesh and demanded a compensation of Rs 40 lakh and government job to his kin.

Supreme Court allows Karti Chidambaram to travel abroad

The Supreme Court on Monday said that Congress MP Karti Chidambaram, being investigated in a money-laundering case, can travel abroad if he deposits ₹ 1 crore

He has been allowed to travel between today and November 21. Earlier this year, he was asked to deposit ₹ 2 crore for travelling abroad.

He has been allowed to travel between today and November 21.

Rajinikanth gets Dadasaheb Phalke Award

South Star Rajinikanth received India’s highest film honour Dadasaheb Phalke Award from Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan today. The superstar dedicated the award to his producers, directors, film fraternity and fans.

PM Modi says Uttar Pradesh to soon become medical hub of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated 9 medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh. At an event in Siddhart Nagar, he said UP will soon become the medical hub of India. PM Modi’s visit to Uttar Pradesh comes just months before the next year’s assembly elections in the politically crucial state.

NCB’s Sameer Wankhede moves court against lurking threat of arrest

NCB’s Mumbai-based zonal director Sameer Wankhede filed an affidavit before the special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court, saying that he is is under a lurking threat of arrest due to malafide intent. He requested the court to pass appropriate order and take cognizance of pressure exerted on officers in the sub-judice matter.

Producers Guild of India condemns vandalism of Ashram 3 set in Bhopal

The Producers Guild of India condemned the act of violence, harassment, and vandalism faced by the crew of the web series Ashram. On Sunday, Bajrang Dal workers attacked the set of Ashram over the name of the series and they even inked the face of director Prakash Jha. Read the full story.

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PM Modi leaves for Uttar Pradesh to inaugurate medical colleges

In today’s top news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Siddharthanagar and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to inaugurate various medical colleges and to launch health infrastructure schemes. PM Modi is also going to launch Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana in Varanasi.

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Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav to skip CBI summons in illegal mining case

Akhilesh Yadav will skip the CBI summon as he is scheduled to attend a meeting in Lucknow.

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The Samajwadi Party (SP) chief, Akhilesh Yadav, decided not to be cooperative in the ongoing inquiry by refusing to cooperate with the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) summons over the illegal mining case.

It is uncertain that Akhilesh Yadav will visit Delhi tomorrow since, according to a close colleague of his and a senior party official, the party office is already busy with multiple meetings about the preparations for the next Lok Sabha elections.

According to sources, Yadav has an important PDA (Picchda, Dalit, and Alpsankhyak) meeting scheduled at the party’s Lucknow headquarters later today. The party official stated that Yadav has no intention of going anywhere.

Samajwadi Party spokesperson Rajendra Chowdhury confirmed Yadav’s intention to attend the planned gathering in Lucknow. He denied any possibility of Yadav traveling to Delhi for the CBI investigation.

He said, Akhileshji will attend a meeting of PDA at the party office today. He will not be going anywhere. In Lucknow, he is scheduled to attend a meeting, said Rajendra Chowdhury.

Officials explained that Yadav is being called as a witness in the illicit mining cases that date back to his time as Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister, not as an accused party.

The cases under investigation concerned purported irregularities in the mining lease issuing, which took place between 2012 and 2016, with charges that permits were given for illicit mining activities even in the face of a National Green Tribunal prohibition.

In response to the CBI’s notice, Yadav attacked the BJP and said that the timing of the investigation was motivated by politics. He hinted that these kinds of notices, which cast doubt on the BJP’s actions and intentions, frequently occur during election seasons.

Yadav’s comments alluded to the Samajwadi Party and the ruling BJP’s continued political tensions, with charges and denials frequently occurring in the run-up to elections.

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6 Congress MLAs who cross-voted for BJP in Rajya Sabha election disqualified from Himachal assembly

Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania announced 6 MLAs, who contested on Congress symbol, attracted provisions of the anti defection law against themselves. He declared that 6 people cease to be members of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly with immediate effect.

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6 Congress MLAs who cross-voted for BJP in the Rajya Sabha election were disqualified by the speaker from the Himachal assembly on Thursday. The members have been disqualified under the anti-defection law. Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania announced 6 MLAs, who contested on Congress symbol, attracted provisions of the anti defection law against themselves. He declared that 6 people cease to be members of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly with immediate effect.

The Congress government has managed to contain the political crisis that rose due to cross-voting in the Rajya Sabha elections and the revolt by a minister. Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu passed the budget on Wednesday, and Minister Vikramaditya Singh said he will not press for resignation until talks with leaders conclude.

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi was defeated by BJP’s Harsh Mahajan through a draw of, after the two candidates won 34 votes each in the fight for the lone Rajya Sabha seat following cross-voting by the  6 MLAs. According to reports the Congress and 3 independent MLAs are reportedly camping at a guest house in Panchkula, located in BJP-run Haryana, after voting against the Congress candidate. They attended the assembly session on Wednesday.

Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania on Wednesday expelled 15 BJP MLAs, including leader of Opposition Jai Ram Thakur, for misconduct and allegedly shouting slogans in the Chamber of the Speaker. Chief Minister Sukhu dismissed speculation that he was resigning. He said neither the high command, nor anyone else has asked him for resignation and added the Congress government will complete its 5-year term in the state.

Congress leader Vikramaditya Singh, who had announced his resignation as a minister, on Wednesday evening said he wouldn’t press his resignation until a dialogue with party leaders was not completed. He, after meeting party central observers said the government was never in a crisis.

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Trinamool Congress leader Sheikh Shahjahan arrested in Sandeshkhali case

Following the arrest, Section 144 has been imposed in Sandeshkhali.

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The Trinamool Congress leader Sheikh Shahjahan was arrested on Thursday morning in Sandeshkhali, West Bengal after escaping for 55 days. Sheikh Shahjahan is accused of sexual abuse and land grabbing by multiple women.

A senior police Aminul Islam Khansaid  that the 53-year-old Trinamool strongman would be appearing in court today after being taken from the Minakhan region of North 24 Parganas.

Three days prior, the Calcutta High Court had said that he should be arrested and chastised the state police for their inaction in prosecuting the Trinamool leader. This arrest has already occurred.

Section 144 has been enforced in Sandeshkhali, including the areas of Sarberia and Akunjipara close to Sheikh Shahjahan’s home, as a result of the arrest.

Shajahan Sheikh and his allies have been accused by many women in Sandeshkhali of land-grabs and forced sexual assault. For almost a month, the riverine area has been the center of protests calling for the arrest of Sheikh and his collaborators.

In response to the arrest, West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar said that the Mamata Banerjee administration was forced to take action due to the continuous agitation by the BJP.

The government was is denial mode. They weren’t even acknowledging that anything had actually occurred. They would force the government to arrest Sheikh Shahjahan, as he previously said. The government and Mamata Banerjee are forced to arrest Sheikh Shahjahan today because of the BJP’s and the women of Sandeshkhali’s agitation, he said.

Shahjahan’s arrest was postponed because of the stay order, according to Trinamool MP Santanu Sen, who also remarked that the arrest demonstrates how the government follows rajdharma in an administrative manner. He also said, the TMC is a better source of rajdharma than the BJP.

Abhishek Banerjee claimed that the court’s stay order prevented the police from arresting him. After the stay order was lifted, he was arrested in 3–4 days, according to the Triamool leader.

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