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Guwahati blast accused former student leader Sanjib Talukdar tops exam, awarded gold medal

A former student leader who is facing trial for alleged role in a 2019 bombing in Guwahati, has been awarded the gold medal for his academic achievement from Assam Governor Jagdish Mukti, which he received from behind the bars.



Sanjib Talukdar

A former student leader who is facing trial for alleged role in a 2019 bombing in Guwahati, has been awarded the gold medal for his academic achievement from Assam Governor Jagdish Mukti, which he received from behind the bars.

Sanjib Talukdar, who, along with other suspects, was arrested for his alleged role in a United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) orchestrated blast in Guwahati in 2019 that wounded 12 people, topped his post-graduation in Sociology.

Talukdar had enrolled and completed his Master of Arts from Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University (KKHSOU) while being lodged in a Guwahati jail.

Governor Mukti presented the medal to Sanjib Talukdar on Thursday at a convocation for topping his class with 71 percent marks.

Sanjib’s family expressed their joy on his achievement, however, they lamented that their son, who they stressed was innocent, is still behind bars. Sanjib’s sister Dolly expressed faith that justice will be served and her brother will soon be free.

Sanjib, the youngest among five siblings, was pursuing M Phil in Botany at the time of his arrest, soon after the blast.

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Dolly said that her brother could not pursue his M Phil due to lack of lab facilities in prison and instead opted to complete a Masters in Sociology in the meantime. She hoped that Sanjib gets time to complete his M Phil once released.

Sanjib was the president of the Post Graduate Students’ Union of Gauhati University, from where he was doing his M Phil at the time of arrest. He was also well known among literary circles for his writings and oratory skills, a friend of the under-trial revealed.

He has completed the course for Certificate in HIV and Family Education (CAFE) and Certificate in Human Rights (CHR), both from IGNOU and also appeared for Post Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics from KKHSOU, the result of which is awaited.

Sanjib’s bail petition is due in Gauhati Hight Court in another four months and the family is hopeful of a favorable ruling. He was released on parole briefly last year to attend his sister’s wedding.

Sanjib Talukdar, 29, is among the accused, arrested for their alleged role in a bombing on RG Baruah Road in Guwahati on May 15, 2019. The NIA in its chargesheet has charged Talukdar with multiple offences including conspiracy, unlawful activities and providing help and support to the prime accused in the case.

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Supreme Court issues notice to CBI, ED on Manish Sisodia bail plea



Manish Sisodia

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the bail pleas moved by former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

The Supreme Court’s decided to issue notice to the two agencies after arguments on Sisodia’s petitions for bail in two cases relating to alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped Delhi liquor policy. The court granted two weeks to the agencies to file their views.

“Views of agencies have to be heard before any decision is taken,” said Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, pointing at the seriousness of the charges slapped on Sisodia. The former Delhi Deputy CM has been under judicial remand since February 2023 over corruption and money laundering charges.

According to Sisodia’s counsel, the charges against him are politically motivated and lack enough evidence. The counsel had sought bail on medical grounds, to which the CBI or ED objected, saying his release might hamper the ongoing investigation into the case by influencing the witnesses or tampering with evidence.

According to the CBI and ED, Sisodia’s involvement in the liquor policy scheme was responsible for substantial state revenue loss and worked in favor of private liquor vendors.

Manish Sisodia, known for his transformational work in the field of education under the Delhi government, is not the only Aam Aadmi Party leader in jail. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Satyendar Jain are also behind bars. While Kejriwal is jailed in connection with the liquor policy case, Jain is in prison for corruption charges.

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PayTm share price slips 2 per cent over SEBI warning




The share price of PayTm fell by nearly 2 per cent on Tuesday following a warning from the the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

PayTm’s parent One 97 Communication had got SEBI’s administrative warning letter on some transactions involving the PayTm Payments Bank during fiscal year 2021-2022. The bourses reacted strongly leading to PayTm shares falling by 1.88% to Rs 460.80 per share on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

SEBI said it had noted the violation with concern and said these matters are being viewed very seriously. The regulator warned the company to exercise caution going forward and improve compliance to rules to prevent similar incidents in the future.

The markets regulator added that failure to comply with rules may force it to invoke enforcement actions as per the law.

In its response to SEBI, PayTm said in a media release that it has always followed listing regulations, as well as any change to these rules over time. The company said it would keep up its commitment to maintain and follow high standards of compliance. Paytm said it intends to provide an adequate response to SEBI on this matter.

PayTm said it has always followed Regulation 23 along with Regulation 4(1)(h) of the SEBI Listing Regulations, without including any change made to these rules over time. Paytm added that the letter from  SEBI has no influence on its finances, operations or other activities in any way.

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VIP Party Chief Mukesh Sahani’s father found murdered in Bihar



In a shocking incident that has shaken Bihar’s Darbhanga district, Jitan Sahani, the father of Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) leader Mukesh Sahani, was discovered brutally murdered at their ancestral home. His gravely damaged body was found on his bed this morning, prompting immediate police action.

Authorities, led by senior officer Jagannath Reddy, have launched a Special Investigation Team to probe the heinous crime. Initial assessments suggest the possibility of a robbery gone awry or personal enmity leading to the tragic demise of the former Bihar minister.

The incident has sent shockwaves through the community, with local residents expressing deep concern over the safety situation. The VIP party, known for its significant support among the OBC community and currently aligned with the RJD and Congress in the Opposition bloc, has been thrust into mourning.

Opposition parties, particularly the RJD, have vehemently criticized the state government under Nitish Kumar for failing to maintain law and order. RJD spokesperson Shakti Yadav condemned the incident, questioning the government’s ability to protect its citizens.

In response, Deputy Chief Minister Samrat Choudhary assured swift and strict action against the perpetrators. “The government stands firmly with Mukesh Sahani ji’s family during this tragic time,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Chirag Paswan of LJP offered condolences and pledged to expedite the identification and arrest of the culprits. “Justice will be served,” he affirmed.

As investigations unfold, the people of Darbhanga await answers and justice for the senseless murder that has gripped their community.

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