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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat resigns, BJP to have third CM in four months

BJP MLA’s in Uttarakhand are set to meet Saturday to elect its new leader, who will be later sworn in as the next chief minister of the state where assembly elections are due early next year.

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Friday resigned from his post and handed over his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya, just four months after he took charge. He was accompanied by the state BJP president Madan Kaushik when he submitted his resignation at around 11.15 pm.

Given the constitutional crisis, I felt it was right for me to resign. Bypolls could not be held because of COVID-19, he said while addressing reporters at his residence in Dehradun. He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and BJP president J P Nadda for trusting him with the post of CM in Uttarakhand.

BJP MLA’s in Uttarakhand are set to meet Saturday to elect its new leader, who will be later sworn in as the next chief minister of the state where assembly elections are due early next year.

However, sources say Dhan Singh Rawat and Satpal Maharaj have sent feelers to the leadership that they are interested in taking charge of the top post in the state.

Rawat’s resignation came after the BJP leadership asked him to resign as the party took into account assessments that Rawat may lose the assembly bypoll if he contests, which would then have a very adverse impact on the party’s prospects in assembly elections early next year.

Meanwhile, former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand said had Rawat not resigit would have led to Constitutional crisis. In some states, bypolls were delayed due to Covid. Circumstances have led to this situation.

Rawat’s brief stint was packed with controversies. He was widely condemned for his remarks that women wearing ripped jeans cannot provide the right environment at home for children. He also said the United States, not Britain, ruled India for 200 years.

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His handling of the Kumbh Mela at the peak of the Covid spike and the comment that no RT-PCR test was required provoked a huge backlash. He had said Markaz and Kumbh Mela cannot be compared, as Mrakaz was held when there was not much awareness about the corona and nor were there any protocols. He also said that Kumbh comes once in 12 years and is linked with the faith of millions of people.

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VIRAL: Elephant Jeymalyatha brutally beaten up by mahouts in Tamil Nadu, Peta India demands action

Reports said the elephant was tortured by mahouts at the Sribilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

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Elephant Jeymalyatha

In an animal-cruelty incident, an elephant named Jeymalyatha was brutally beaten up by mahouts in Tamil Nadu. The video of the incident is viral and has triggered massive outrage on social media.

Reports said the elephant was tortured by mahouts at the Sribilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

PETA India shared the video on Twitter and demanded stringent action against the mahouts. In the video, Jeymalyatha could be seen crying in pain as the mahouts continuously kept thrashing her with sticks. PETA India has sent an urgent appeal to the chief wildlife wardens of Assam and Tamil Nadu and demanded the enforcement of the Wild Life (Protection) Act (WPA), 1972, by filling a preliminary offence report under Section 51 against mahouts involved and under Section 48 against the Srivilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

The organisation also demanded to seize the abused elephant and rehabilitate her at a sanctuary.

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Tickets? UP Police constables beat up TT on Gorakhdham Express in Kanpur | WATCH

The constables hit him on the head due to which his shirt was soaked in blood.

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UP Police constables beat up TT in Gorakhdham Express

In a shocking incident, the railway head TT was beaten up by two Uttar Pradesh police constables at Kanpur Central Railway Station. According to the reports, the constables were travelling without a ticket on a train from Gorakhpur to Bhatinda, and when the TT asked them to get off the train, they thrashed him fiercely. The incident took place at around 11:30 pm on the Gorakhdham Express on Tuesday.

TT Rambaran, who was on duty, took the train from Lucknow. On Twitter, Aditya Tiwari shared the video of TT narrating the whole incident. He said when he asked for the ticket, the constables said they would get down at Kanpur. After that, when he asked them to step down from the train at the Kanpur station, police constables beat him brutally.

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TT Rambaran also said the constables even tried to throw him off the train, but the passengers who were there on the train helped him save his life. The constables hit him on the head due to which his shirt was soaked in blood.

The victim lodged a complaint against the constables in GRP Kanpur. GRP inspector R.B. Dwivedi said they reached the spot as soon as they received information about the incident. He further said the FIR has been registered and the investigation is underway.

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No CNG sale in Delhi today, Dealers Association calls for protest; here’s why

The reason for the closure of CNG pumps is the non-reimbursement of the electricity bills by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).

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CNG sale in Delhi

The Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) has announced that there will be no CNG sale in Delhi on August 10 from 6 am to 10 pm. The reason for the closure of CNG pumps is the non-reimbursement of the electricity bills by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).

Delhi Association called for the protest as the reimbursement of the electricity bill of CNG pumps is not being done by IGL and is long overdue which has been causing them huge losses every day. The protest will affect about 250 CNG pumps in the capital.

In a letter last month, DPDA President Anurag Jain wrote, We have decided to go for no CNG sale on August 10 from 6 am to 10 pm as a mark of protest. He further said the DPDA is forced to take this step due to the reluctance shown by IGL to pay the actual electricity reimbursement of CNG facilities to the dealers of Delhi who are incurring huge financial losses every month.

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In Delhi, the electricity bill of the petrol pumps is paid by IGL, and CNG consumes a lot of electricity. DPDA says that IGL has not been paying the electricity bill for a long time, due to which they are suffering huge losses. And this is the reason the association has announced it will close CNG pumps today.

DPDA said there was a meeting organized with IGL in March 2022 to solve the issue, and IGL even agreed on the reimbursement of the electricity bill. After this meeting, the dealers were assured that the issue would be resolved in a month. DPDA said the issue has not been resolved yet and IGL didn’t fulfill its promise.

The non-fulfillment of DPDA’s demands has led them to take the step of closure of CNG pumps in Delhi on August 10. CNG is currently being sold at Rs 75.61 per kg in Delhi.

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