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Mann Ki Baat: Key takeaways from PM Modi’s 41st radio address

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Mann Ki Baat: Key takeaways from PM Modi’s 41st radio address

Ahead of the National science day on February 28th, PM Modi congratulated the scientific community –mentioning the achievements of Nobel laureate Sir CV Raman.

Addressing the nation on the 41st edition of his monthly radio programme “Mann Ki Baat”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday discussed a range of issues – including ‘New India’ vision, women empowerment, Artificial Intelligence and India’s contribution in the field of science.

Ahead of the National Science Day on February 28th, PM Modi congratulated the country’s scientific community – also mentioning the achievements of Nobel laureate Sir CV Raman and his popular ‘Raman effect’.

“Think of science and the first name that appears is that of Bharat Ratna CV Raman. We celebrate ‘ Feb 28 ‘ every year National Science Day because it is said that on the same day he search the light scattering incident,” said PM Modi.

“India is the land of many great scientists. On one hand, there are great mathematicians like Baudhayana, Bhaskara, Brahmagupta, and Aryabhatta. On the other hand, greats such as Sushruta and Charaka in the field of medicine are our pride, From Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose and Hargovind Khurana to Satyendra Nath Bose, India has a legacy of great scientists,” he added.

Lauding the efforts of the NDMA, he said, “National Disaster Management Authority is leading the effort towards disaster management. Urban local bodies and fire brigade must conduct mock drills in schools to create awareness among children about safety. Like joint military exercise, there should also be joint exercise for disaster management; India has taken a lead in this direction.”

Further speaking on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s last budget before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Modi said, “This year’s budget focused on ‘Waste to Wealth’ and ‘Waste to Energy’. ‘Gobar Dhan – Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources’ aims to make villages clean and generate income and energy through compost. Under ‘Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin’, dung, farm waste, kitchen waste will be used for biogas energy. Online trading platform would be set up to run ‘Gobar Dhan Yojana’ smoothly; it will connect farmers to buyers.”

“India has world’s largest livestock of 30 crores. About 30 lakh tonnes of dung is generated every day. But we are not able to make full use of it,” he added.

Speaking on women empowerment he explained about Nari Shakti Awards being given every year, Modi said, “Woman power is playing a pioneering role and establishing milestones and there are no upper limits for Nari Shakti.”

“International Womens Day is observed every year on March 8. It’s our responsibility to ensure equal participation of women in every field, moving from Women Development to Women Led Development. 15 lakh women have carried out Swacchta Abhiyan. In 20 days, these women constructed 1,70,000 toilets,” he added.

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Rape accused lynched in Bihar’s Katihar

The incident took place on Thursday near the Hasanganj police station area.

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Katihar rape

A 28-year-old man who was accused of rape was lynched in Bihar’s Katihar district.

The incident took place on Thursday near the Hasanganj police station area. The victim’s family nabbed 28-year-old Mohammad Sagir, who was accused of raping an 11-year-old minor, from the market area adjacent to Hasanganj.

The video of the incident is doing rounds on the internet wherein Sagir could be seen tied to a tree and mercilessly beaten up by the villagers with sticks.

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Reports further said that villagers thrashed him till his condition became critical following which the police reached the spot and rushed him to the local hospital where he was declared dead.

The victim’s family alleged that Sagir took the 11-year-old to a secluded place late at night and raped her.

Two separate police complaints have been registered from both parties and the rape victim’s family has fled from the area, reports stated.

A similar incident took place in Assam in August wherein a rape and murder accused was lynched by a mob for escaping from the court. The incident took place in Assam’s Lakhimpur district.

Reports said the police failed to reach the spot as the area was not easily accessible. Later, the police find the rape accused severely injured and tried to rescue him from the mob.

He was rushed to Dhakuakhana Civil Hospital where he was declared dead, reports said.

The accused Barua, along with two other accused, fled from the toilet of the Dhakuakhana Judicial Magistrate’s Court. He earlier escaped with handcuffs from the Covid-19 ward of a hospital and was rearrested after 2 days.

Reports said he was also injured during an encounter in September 2021.

Meanwhile, an AAP leader from Punjab was arrested on Thursday for molesting a minor girl in the Amritsar district.

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Punjab AAP leader arrested for molesting minor

In her complaint, the victim said the accused persons ripped off her clothes and sexually harassed her.

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Punjab AAP leader arrested for molesting

A Punjab Aam Aadmi Party leader was arrested for molesting a minor in Amritsar, Punjab on Thursday. Reports say the leader along with his friend molested a 15-year-old girl.

The incident took place in the Majitha area of Amritsar district and the accused have been identified as AAP leader Preetpal Singh Bal and his friend Rajbir Singh, reports further said.

Following the incident, the victim filed a police complaint and both accused were produced in the court. In her complaint, the victim said the accused persons ripped off her clothes and sexually harassed her.

The victim informed about her mother’s affair with a Senior Secondary school teacher Dharmendra Pal Singh Billa following which her mother left home along with her. Billa is friends with the AAP leader and he ripped off the victim’s clothes and harassed her in front of Preetpal Singh Bal, the reports stated.

After hearing both sides, the court sent the accused to 14 days of judicial custody.

In September, another AAP leader from Gujarat was arrested by the Gir Somnath Police for raping a 23-year-old woman.

Reports said the accused AAP leader Bhagu Vala was allegedly running a video-making agency in the name of Vishwa films. He lured the victim on the pretext to give her work as a model in an advertisement and asked her for a photoshoot.

On the pretext of a photoshoot, the accused called the victim to his flat and raped her.

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Men open fire at Hari Mandir after Shastra Puja on Dussehra in Bareilly, FIR registered

SP city Rahul Bhati said an FIR in the matter has been registered against an unknown person under section 336 (act to endanger life) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 30 Arms Act.

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Bareilly: People open fire at Hari Mandir after Shastra Puja on Dussehra, case filed

The Baradari Police Station has lodged an FIR against a BJP leader and unknown people for firing in the air after Shastra Puja on the occasion of Dussehra on Wednesday. The incident is reported from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.

In the video, a huge crowd of people can be seen at the Hari Mandir of the Model Town. After Shastri Puja was over, some residents opened fire and shot several rounds in the air as a celebratory firing. The whole incident is captured in the video. The video of the same is going viral on social media.

An FIR was registered in the matter on behalf of Sub-Inspector Vinay Kumar. According to Vinay Kumar, some people worshiped weapons on the occasion of the Dussehra festival at Hari Mandir behind Model Town.

The police said the probe to identify people is underway. SP city Rahul Bhati said an FIR in the matter has been registered against an unknown person under section 336 (act to endanger life) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 30 Arms Act.

It is alleged that this act of people comes under the purview of the Arms Act. Hence an FIR was registered against the unknown people on the basis of the viral video. The situation of panic is created among people after an FIR has been registered in this matter. There is a probability that all these people are associated with the Hindu organization. Some of them are also members of the political party.

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