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Ghulam Nabi Azad meets Sonia Gandhi, says no question over her leadership

The G-23 has been emphasising to restructure the organisation as they received a massive loss after losing the elections. These times, Congress could not win even one seat in the five-state assembly elections.

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Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad met with party president Sonia Gandhi on Friday. This meeting took place a day after the core group of its G-23 dissidents, held the third round of discussion following the result of the five state Assembly Election.

GN Azad after the meeting said that the meeting with Sonia Gandhi was good and all members of the Congress party unanimously decided that she should continue as the president. He further said that they just had some suggestions that were shared.

He also said that the working committee was asked for suggestions on the reasons for defeat in five states. The discussion was held to fight unitedly in the forthcoming assembly elections. There was no question about leadership.

Earlier, Ghulam Nabi Azad and the other dissidents had a series of meetings since Wednesday, it is reported that they were upset with the stance of the Gandhi-family loyalists at Sunday’s meeting of the party’s highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee.

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A few days ago, in CWC meet, Sonia Gandhi gave an offer to step down from all posts with her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. However, the leaders had turned down the party chief’s offer to step down.

The G-23 has been emphasising to restructure the organisation as they received a massive loss after losing the elections. These times, Congress could not win even one seat in the five-state assembly elections.

The G-23 in a statement on Wednesday wrote that the only way forward for Congress was to adopt a model of inclusive and collective leadership and decision making at all levels.

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Gujarat Police bust drug racket, arrest four persons for illegal production of synthetic drugs

According to the police the arrested people were involved in the illegal production of synthetic drugs. One of the drugs they were producing was methamphetamine, commonly known as MD.

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Gujarat Police bust drug racket, arrest four persons for illegal production of synthetic drugs

The Gujarat Police have busted a drug racket and arrested four persons. One of them is identified as Sunil Kaushik Sharma who is currently in the Lajpore Central Jail in Surat. The accused had planned to smuggle raw materials from Rajasthan. They wanted to establish a manufacturing factory for Narcotics Drugs in the outskirts of Surat.

According to the police the arrested people were involved in the illegal production of synthetic drugs. One of the drugs they were producing was methamphetamine, commonly known as MD. About 10.5 kg of raw material has been seized by Surat police which is used to manufacture MD drugs.

10.5 kg raw material is enough to make 8.5-9kg of MD drugs. Two more steps are required in the production of the drug. The total value of the drugs in the illegal market is Rs 8-9 crore in the illegal market. All  the four persons arrested including the one in Lajpore jail were previously associated with NDPS (Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances).

Sharad Singhal, Joint commissioner of Police, Surat said they came to know about Sunil Sharm’s involvement in the drugs production after the Rajasthan operation. Based on the information received the Surat Police carried out an operation in Rajasthan. The Police  seized large quantities of Narcotics substances in the form of powder and granules from different plastic bags in Pati village of Pali district in Rajasthan. The police arrested Gajanand Sharma, the father of Sunil Sharma,  Anna Panduranga and Ghanshyam Mulani.

The three of them were imprisoned at Lajpore jail. They made a plan in collaboration with Sunil Sharma to set up a factory in Umargam, in Valsad district. To make their plan successful, the three of them decided to jump parole. Sunil Sharma who was in jail contacted his father, Gajanand Sharma who lives in Bhiwani, Haryana.  

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TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu’s judicial remand extended till September 24

The former Chief Minister’s arrest was prolonged by two days by this location’s special court for the Anti-Corruption Bureau, according to additional attorney general Ponnavolu Sudhakar Reddy.

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The judicial custody of TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu in the case involving the AP Skill Development Corporation scams was extended by a court on Friday till September 24.

The former Chief Minister’s arrest was prolonged by two days by this location’s special court for the Anti-Corruption Bureau, according to additional attorney general Ponnavolu Sudhakar Reddy.

The High Court has set today’s 1:30 PM as the hearing time for the FIR quash plea submitted by Naidu.

Meanwhile, the court asked Naidu if he had any problems while in detention during the hearings.

Naidu informed the judge that he had been falsely accused of committing crimes. Regarding this, the judge assured Naidu that he was secure because he was on judicial remand. The judge said that his lawyers could argue and the facts would come out. The court further said, they’ll extend his judicial remand by two more days as there are many petitions pending before the high court.

Invoking his high public image, Naidu told the judge that he had been jailed without a good reason. He was appropriately documented by the judge.

While emphasising the idea of equality before the law, the judge also reminded him that he was the subject of accusations. Do not treat remand as a punishment, he continued, emphasising that it was a necessary step in the legal process, the court said.

He was arrested on September 9 for allegedly stealing money from the Skill Development Corporation, which cost the state exchequer over Rs 300 crore. He is being held in the Rajamahendravaram Central Prison at the moment.

The Indian Penal Code (IPC)’s Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing surrender of property), and 465 (forgery) are among the sections under which the TDP president is accused of violating. Additionally, the Prevention of Corruption Act has been used against him by the AP CID.

After lodging a new FIR in connection with the Rs 330 crore Fibernet project corruption case earlier this week, the Andhra Pradesh CID requested a fresh warrant against the former chief minister, according to officials on Tuesday.

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MotoGP kicks off today at Buddha International Circuit, 275 companies participate

MotoGP is all set to start today at the Buddha International Circuit in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida.

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MotoGP, the biggest motor racing event, started off today at the Buddha International Circuit in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida. After Formula 1, the biggest motor racing event will continue for three days in India.

According to reports, 275 companies participated in the event like Honda, Amazon, Red Bull, BMW, Petrons, and Monster among others.

MotoGP lovers can watch the live streaming on JioCinema App. 82 riders from 41 teams will be featured in the Grand Prix of India, who are vying for top honours in MotoGP, Moto 2, and Moto 3 for 3 days.

Redbull KTM Factor Racing’s rider Jack Miller arrived at the Buddh International Circuit on September 20 ahead of the event.

All the safety concerns have been addressed at the Buddha Internationa Circuit for the riders. The tracks on which the riders perform have been modified. On the same track Formula 1 was hosted from 2011 to 2013.

The gravel traps around the track have been extended to make it safe for the racer in case of uncertainty. In order to ensure the rider’s safety, the air fences and foam barriers have also been installed.

 There is a possibility that the riders can touch the speed of 370 kmph due to the longest straight track on the calendar. It has 13 turns.  

Keeping the smooth traffic in Gautam Buddha Nagar, police has issued a revised traffic advisory today before the event. The restriction on expressways in Noida and Greater Noida for the movements of goods carriers until September 25, starting from today.   

Earlier, Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Thakur interacted with the MotoGP riders and shared a ride with them.

Anurag Thakur also extended his gratitude to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his efforts to bring MotoGP to India.

Earlier, Yogi Adityanath unveiled the first ticket of MotoGP India in Lucknow. He said India’s hosting of the prestigious event marks a historic moment for UP.

In September 2022, MotoGP confirmed that the World’s premier two-wheel racing championship will be held at the Buddh International Circuit. According to reports, MotoGP’s commercial rights holder Dorna visited India in the month of September to sign a seven-year MoU with Indian race promoters Fairstreet Sports (FSS).

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