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Manipur: Arms and ammunition looted, as mob of 500 people attacks Indian Reserve Battalion camp

In the complaint filed at Moirang police station, 2nd IRB battalion quarter master O Premananda Singh revealed that the attackers overwhelmed the sentry at the main gate and the quarter guard, gaining entry to the camp around 9:45 am.



Manipur: Arms and ammunition looted, as mob of 500 people attacks Indian Reserve Battalion camp

On Thursday, an incident of ethnic violence occurred in Manipur’s Bishnupur district, where around 500 individuals, using more than 40 vehicles and on foot, attacked an Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) camp in Naranseina. The attackers managed to overpower the sentry at the main gate and the quarter guard around 9:45 am, looting arms and ammunition, including assault rifles and mortars.

The complaint filed by O Premananda Singh, the 2nd IRB battalion quarter master, at Moirang police station provided details of the attack. The assailants broke into the battalion armed Kote (armoury) and stole a significant number of arms, ammunition, munitions, and accessories. To control the mob, security forces fired 320 rounds of ammunition and 20 tear smoke shells.

An annexure listing the looted items revealed an alarming inventory, including assault rifles, pistols, magazines, mortars, detonators, hand grenades, bombs, carbines, light machine guns, and over 19,000 rounds of ammunition. Some of the specific items taken included one AK series assault rifle, 25 INSAS rifles, 4 Ghatak rifles, 5 INSAS LMGs, 5 MP-5 rifles, 124 hand grenades, 21 SMC carbines, 195 SLRs, 16 9mm pistols, 134 detonators, 23 GF rifles, and 81 51mm HE bombs.

In response to the ongoing ethnic violence between the dominant Metei and Kuki communities, mobs have targeted police stations and armouries, resulting in the looting of approximately 4,000 weapons and 500,000 rounds of ammunition. This violence has led to 150 fatalities and displaced nearly 50,000 people.

Efforts by the authorities to recover the looted arms have been limited, with only around 1,000 weapons being retrieved by the end of the previous month. On the same day as the arms loot in Bishnupur, there were attempts by Meitei groups to oppose a mass burial of Kuki victims in neighboring Churachandpur. This led to heightened security in Imphal, Bishnupur, and Churachanpur, and negotiations involving the Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF), security forces, the state government, and the Union home ministry resulted in the postponement of the burials.

During the confrontations between Meitei groups and security forces, at least 30 women sustained minor injuries as they attempted to cross barricaded zones into Churachandpur. The security personnel used tear gas shells to disperse the mob.

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Lok Sabha elections: BJP candidate Mukesh Dalal wins from Surat after opponents remain out of fray

BJP’s Surat Lok Sabha candidate Mukesh Dalal has won the seat unopposed



Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Mukesh Dalal is elected unopposed from Gujarat’s Surat Lok Sabha constituency after all other contenders withdrew their candidature.

Gujrat BJP chief CR Paatil took to hi social media account X, formerly Twitter, and congratulated Dalal for being elected unopposed.

This latest developmnet comes after the cancellation of two Congress candidates’ nominations on Sunday and the withdrawal of eight more on Monday.

The Congress candidate for the Surat Lok Sabha constituency, Nilesh Kumbhani, had his nomination form canceled since he was unable to produce even one of his three proposers before the election commissioner.

The differences in three proposers’ signatures on Kumbhani’s nomination form had drawn scrutiny from the BJP.

The Congress’s replacement candidate from Surat, Suresh Padsala, had his nomination form nullified as well, which eliminated the party from the race in the city.

Returning Officer Sourabh Pardhi issued an order stating that the four nomination forms that Kumbhani and Padsala had presented were refused because there were initially found differences in the proposers’ signatures, making them seem fake.

Pardhi’s order also mentioned that the proposers acknowledged having signed the forms themselves in their affidavits. It should be noted that Kumbhani’s three proposers were related to him.

Nilesh Kumbhani was given a day by the Returning Officer to submit his response following the proposers’ claim. The congressional candidate arrived at the polling place with his representative; however, none of his three proposers showed up.

According to the order, the Congress candidate’s attorney had requested that the camera tape be checked, and even their presence was not discovered.

Meanwhile, the Congress said that everyone was afraid of the government’s threat and accused the ruling BJP of being involved in dirty play.

Congress leader and activist Babu Mangukiya said that Kumbhani’s three proposers had been abducted, and he suggested that the Returning Officer look into this matter rather than the validity of the signed form.

According to Mangukiya, it was improper to cancel the form without first telechecking the signatures and determining whether or not the proposers’ signatures were accurate.

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Arvind Kejriwal writes letter to Tihar Jail officials, asks for insulin daily

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, jailed in the now-scrapped liquor policy case, said he had been requesting insulin daily due to high blood sugar levels



Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is a diabetic patient who filed a legal action alleging that Tihar Jail staff denied him the supply of  insulin for 31 days, has taken aim at the jail administration, charging them with alse statements and lying under political pressure (from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party).

According to sources, the Aam Aadmi Party chief, who is arrest by the Enforcement Directorate on March 21 in connection with an alleged Delhi liquor policy scam, wrote a letter to the superintendent of Tihar Jail after the jail set up a video conference with medical professionals from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), which is run by the central government. Jail officials said that the insulin supply had not been increased following the discussion.

The doctors assured Kejriwal that there is no serious concern, and they suggested him to continue with the prescribed medicines, which will be evaluated regularly, according to jail officials.

Kejriwal, however, views the situation differently.

The Delhi CM mentioned in his letter, that he read the Tihar administration’s statement in the press. After reading the statements, he was sad. In his letter, Kejriwal said, Tihar Jail’s two claims are false. He requests insulin every day. He told the jail authority that sugar levels are high after displaying the glucometer readings to them three times a day, he added.

He continued saying  that the values for sugar levels are between 250 and 320 mg/dl, and that he demandeds insulin almost every day. Then how the jail officials are claiming that he never brought up the topic of insulin?, the AAP leader said.

Kejriwal also mentioned the data of World Health Organization (WHO) which says, the expected values for normal fasting blood glucose concentration are between 70 and 100 mg/dL (or milligrams per decilitre).

AIIMS doctors never said there is nothing to worry about. They said they will respond after looking at the (medical) data and (patient) history, added the chief minister.

He is believed to have told the jail chief, the Tihar administration is lying under political pressure,in an effort to increase hostilities with the Centre, which he has accused of having a political vendetta, in the run-up to the May 25 Lok Sabha election in the national capital.

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Ranveer Singh files FIR in viral Deepfake video case

The official spokesperson of Ranveer Singh has confirmed that anFIR has been lodged by the Cyber Crime Cell.



Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, who’s recent deepfake video went viral on the intenet, has filled a police complaint over it.  After Rashmika Mandanna, Alia Bhatt and Nora Fatehi’s deepfake videos went viral, there was a general outcry against the improper use of technology and the lack of sufficient legal protections that have allowed this dangerous application of artificial intelligence (AI) to proliferate.

In a recent development, Ranveer Singh’s official spokesman revealed that a FIR has been filed for the Cyber Crime Cell to conduct additional investigation in response to a police complaint made by Ranveer.

The spokesperson said in a statement, yes, they have filed the police complaint and FIR has been lodged against the handle that was promoting the AI-generated deepfake video of Ranveer Singh.

In an artificial intelligence (AI) produced deepfake video, the actor can be seen discussing politics. However, originally the video was from his recent trip to Varanasi, but the audio is a voice clone created using artificial intelligence.

The Band Baja Barat actor was seen in the video pleading with voters to support Nayay (justice) in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. It was eventually made clear, though, that the viral video had been altered and changed. In addition, Ranveer addressed the matter and issued a social media warning, writing on X, “Deepfake se bacho dostonnnn.”

Earlier this month, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan was seen endorsing a political party in another deepfake video that went viral on social media. Following widespread public interest in the video, Mumbai police acted and filed an FIR against an unidentified individual. Khan’s office filed a police report (FIR) at the Khar Police station, citing pertinent parts of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) such as 419 (impersonation), 420 (cheating), and other Information Technology Act sections.

Aamir Khan’s spokesperson then released a statement in which they made it clear that the widely circulated video was fake.

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