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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar prorogues Assembly session amid feud with Mamata Banerjee government

The order stated that in the exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sub-clause (a) of clause (2) of Article 174 of the Constitution, he prorogued the West Bengal Legislative Assembly with effect from February 12, 2022.

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday prorogued the state legislative assembly. His decision will be effective from February 12.

The Governor shared the official order on Twitter. The order stated that in the exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sub-clause (a) of clause (2) of Article 174 of the Constitution, he prorogued the West Bengal Legislative Assembly with effect from February 12, 2022.

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In another tweet, the Governor clarified that his decision was recommended by the state government. He wrote that in view of inappropriate reporting in a section of media it is indicated that taking note of government recommendation seeking proroguing of assembly and the government in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Article 174 (2)(a) the Constitution has prorogued WBLA w.e.f February 12.

On Friday, Trinamool Congress leader Sukhendu Sekhar Ray submitted a Substantive Motion under Rule 170 in Rajya Sabha and urged the President of India to revoke his pleasure in respect of the West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.

The Governor was accused of interfering with day-to-day administration and criticising the Mamata Banerjee government publicly by issuing statements in media. Recently, Mamata Banerjee blocked the Governor on Twitter.

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Madhya Pradesh Dalit man assaulted for sitting on a chair, Police rejects cast angle

The Panchayat secretary also added that after the incident on Saturday, Thakur with his entourage again reached the Dalit man’s home and attacked him on Sunday.

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The family of a Dalit man has alleged that he was assaulted by a mob for sitting on a chair in the village panchayat office in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district. The incident transpired on Saturday when the man was assaulted by a group of people which resulted in the man facing serious injuries. The incident took place in Chauka village, which comes under Matguan police station limits.

The police, however, have abstained to pick up the cast angle in the matter and have called it a fight breaking out due to enmity between the parties. Bijawar’s sub-divisional officer, Raghu Kesri, informed the media on Monday that the incident escalated due to an enmity between the parties. While talking to the media, the police administration addressed that the case has been registered and efforts are being made to arrest the accused in the matter.

The police’s remark contradicts the comments and statements made the by the kin of the 30-year-old Dalit man. The wife of the victim had accused Rohit Singh Thakur, the person identified for assaulting the Dalit man, of being enraged by the Dalit man sitting on a seat in front of him and also added that the accused proclaimed that only Thakurs can sit on a seat.

Subsequently, after Thakur’s remark, the Dalit Man was subjected to being assaulted by Thakur and his accomplices which resulted in the man being seriously injured.

Arvind Kumar Ahirwar, Chauka Village Panchayat secretary, also confirmed the wife’s allegations as he told the press that Thakur had objected to the Dalit man sitting on a chair in front of him and added that the man was beaten up for this reason alone. He further added that the victim had come to his office to give the documents for the construction of a well.

The Panchayat secretary also added that after the incident on Saturday, Thakur with his entourage again reached the Dalit man’s home and attacked him on Sunday. The village sarpanch confirmed the allegations made by the victim’s wife, and also confirmed the attack on the victim on Sunday evening.

The Victim, according to reports, is undergoing treatment at the district hospital after suffering fractures on both hands, injuries on the head, and other body parts as well.

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Villagers loot liquor from car in dry state Bihar

A video of this incident was shared by a media platform Unseen India on Twitter. They wrote that people started looting the liquor found in a car.

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A video is doing rounds on social media where a mob can be seen taking liquor from an unidentified car in the dry state of Bihar. According to some media reports, the incident took place in the city of Siwan district.

A video of this incident was shared by a media platform Unseen India on Twitter. They wrote that people started looting the liquor found in a car.

Bihar government banned the consumption and trading of liquor in the state in 2016 and also made a provision of up to 10-year-jail terms. According to a Bihar government study, more than 80 per cent of the state population was in favour of liquor prohibition.

The study claimed that only 13.8 per cent of the respondents were against liquor prohibition in the state.

Chanakya Law University’s Dean Professor SP Singh said that the sample size was 22,184. Of this, around 54 per cent were males (11,886) and 46 per cent (10,298) were females. From the age group point of view, about 80 per cent of respondents were below the age of 44 years, while 20 per cent belonged to the 45-60 plus years age group.

He said that almost all women were in the support of the liquor ban in Bihar and did not want it to be revoked ever due to its positive implications, primarily being increased in income due to savings from expenditure on liquor. Around 87 per cent of the respondents vouched for an increase in average household income, which was spent on education, nutrition etc.

In August 2022, the Bihar government amended the liquor policy and decided that those who were caught drinking alcohol for the first time would be released after paying a fine.

Speaking in the Bihar assembly in April 2022, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that those who drink were mahapaapi (sinners) and they were not Hindustani (Indian).

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Woman gives birth on road in Madhya Pradesh

Sharing an image of this incident a Twitter user wrote that the delivery had to be done on the road due to labour pain.

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A woman gave birth to a baby on a road in a village of Ratlam district in Madhya Pradesh. She was being taken to the hospital by bike.

A video of this incident was doing rounds on the internet on Monday. Sharing an image of this incident a Twitter user wrote that the delivery had to be done on the road due to the labour pain. The woman was being taken to the hospital by bike. The incident took place at Bayatok village of Barda Gram Panchayat in Ratlam district.

This is not the first case of childbirth on the roads in our country. A woman was forced to give birth to a child on the road inside the Safdarganj Hospital premises in the national capital Delhi. The relatives alleged that they requested the hospital authorities but they were not taken inside. The hospital administration started an enquiry after the incident went viral on social media.

The hospital administration claimed that the doctors had examined the woman and offered admission, but the woman did not return with the admission paper.

In a similar incident, a woman gave birth on the road in Bari town of Dholpur district. The woman waited for an ambulance, but the ambulance did not come.

On March 2021, a woman gave birth on the roadside, due to a lack of doctors at the Government Hospital in Jawahar Nagar of Medchal District in Telangana.

Sharing this incident on Twitter Chiguru Prashanth wrote that this was a shameful moment for those who live in the illusionary world of Developed India! A pregnant woman gave birth on the roadside, due to a lack of doctors at the Government Hospital in Jawahar Nagar of Medchal District in Telangana. The infant died on the spot.

A Twitter user wrote that It was a moment of deep shame for them that a tragedy like this befell an Indian citizen in this day and age.

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