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India Political News Live Updates: Yogi Adityanath dials Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav to attend oath ceremony

The investigation into the violence in West Bengal’s Birbhum district was transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday by the Calcutta High Court.

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Yogi Adityanath has dialed the Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and the Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati to attend oath ceremony moments before the start of the swearing-in ceremony at Lucknow’s Enkana Stadium. The BJP has already invited the Actors Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut and The Kashmir Files actor Anupam Kher and director Vivek Agnihotri.

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Calcutta HC transfers Birbhum killings investigation to CBI

The investigation into the violence in West Bengal’s Birbhum district, in which eight people were killed allegedly in retaliation for the murder of local All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Bhadu Sheikh, was transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday by the Calcutta High Court.

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Not Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Lord Mahakal chaired cabinet meeting, first time in Ujjain, ahead of PM Modi’s visit

For the first time, a cabinet meeting was chaired by the Mahakaal, a reincarnation of Lord Shiva, in in the religious city of Ujjain.

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For the first time, a cabinet meeting was chaired by the Mahakal, a reincarnation of Lord Shiva, in the religious city of Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain.

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired a cabinet meeting with a portrait of the Mahakal deity taking the centre stage.

Lord Mahakal, traditionally believed to be the king of Ujjain, on Tuesday, chaired the Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s cabinet meeting, first time in Ujjain, which is home to the famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Chairing the first meeting of Madhya Pradesh’s newly formed cabinet, Chouhan said it is Mahakal Maharaj’s government which is the king here and all his servants have come for a meeting on Mahakal Maharaj’s soil.

The cabinet meeting was held to discuss the expansion of the Mahakaleshwar temple. Many decisions have been taken in the meeting.

The state cabinet named the complex as Mahakal Lok and also announced a local holiday in Ujjain on October 11.

PM Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the Mahakaleshwar Temple Corridor project on October 11.

The 900-metre corridor will have around 200 statues and murals related to Shiva, Shakti and other religious entities.

The construction worth Rs 351 crore has been completed in the first phase of the project. While another Rs 310.22 crore will be spent in the second phase.

Chouhan said the work is underway to divert the contaminated water from factories. The cabinet also decided to build a riverfront on the banks of the Shipra river, he said.

The government will start Mahakal Police Band in which 36 new posts will be offered and it will be used during festive seasons in the state, he also said.

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Central Government bans PFI and associates for 5 years, Congress MP asks why not RSS

Many BJP leaders have celebrated and welcomed the step taken by the central government as Delhi BJP leader, Kapil Mishra, came forward and wrote on his Twitter that banning PFI is a pivotal step to stop Islamic Jihad.

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The central government on Tuesday night announced a ban of 5-years on the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its affiliated organizations. The ban comes to light after a nationwide crackdown on the PFI and its associated by the investigative agencies which was carried out in the span of 2 weeks and resulted in 247 arrests so far.

The Central government in their declaration informed that PFI and its associates have been banned under the Unlawful Activities (prevention) act (UAPA). The center also cited that the political organization has been linked with the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), and the Islamic State (ISIS).

The Home Ministry in their issued statement added that the PFI has been pursuing a secret agenda to radicalize a sect of the society and added that the organization and its affiliates have the potential to disturb the peace and communal harmony by jeopardizing the integrity, sovereignty, and security of the country.

Throughout the Nationwide raids on PFI and its affiliates, in a collaborative effort by the NIA and ED and the administration were able to cover 15 states which led to 100 arrests on 22 September. Whereas, in the second round, 27 of September, the toll of arrests tallied up to 247 arrests according to the reports.

The affiliated organizations which are banned for 5 years include Rehab India Foundation (RIF), Campus Front of India (CF), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO), National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala.

The decision to ban the organization and its affiliates was considered based on the investigative agency’s reports. The ban was also implemented after considering the recommendations from three states, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh.

Many BJP leaders have celebrated and welcomed the step taken by the central government as Delhi BJP leader, Kapil Mishra, came forward and wrote on his Twitter that banning PFI is a pivotal step to stop Islamic Jihad.

However, Congress party’s MP Kodikunnil Suresh scrutinized the center’s ban on PFI and added that it is not the solution and further remarked that the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh is also a counterpart to the threat of harmony as the RSS is also spreading Hindu communalism throughout the country. Why is RSS not being subjected to such bans asked Congress leader.

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Fee hike protest at Allahabad University: Students attempt Bhu Samadhi as police officials jostle to break the protest | WATCH

The students of Allahabad University have been protesting against the 400% hike in their fees for the past three weeks.

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Amid the ongoing protests against 400% fee hike in Allahabad University, a group of students on Tuesday attempted to take Bhu Samadhi as policemen jostle to break the protest, which is continued in the university for the last two weeks.

A video of student protesters’ tussle with police officials is doing rounds on social media. In the video, the police officials can see attempting to arrest a protester while the student protesters resisting against the police action.

This came a day after a group of students locked the university gate to save student protesters from police crackdown, forcing many students to return without attending classes. Meanwhile, the police broke the lock put up by the students at the university gate.

On the same day, former UP cadre IPS officer Amitabh Thakur also extended his support to the Allahabad University students protesting against the 400% fee hike, calling the move unfair and undemocratic.

The students of Allahabad University have been protesting against the 400% hike in their fees for the past three weeks.

Expressing his disappointment over the police crackdown on protesting students, Thakur on Monday said 400% hike is not only undemocratic but also very sad for the poor and weaker sections of the society. Today, the students are being stopped from participating in protests. This is an anarchic situation, he told reporters.

On Monday, Richa Singh, former president of Allahabad University students union, said the protest against the 400 per cent fee hike will continue until it is rolled back. Today, when the inmates of the girls’ hostel were coming out from the hostel, the main gate (of the hostel) was closed on the orders of the vice chancellor, she said.

Some students of the university had put a lock on the gate of the university, which was opened with the help of the police. Strict action will be initiated against those students, who are creating obstructions like this, the city SP Santosh Kumar Meena said.

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