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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan meets PM Modi in Delhi to seek approval from Centre for Silverline Project

It is reported that during the meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in the Parliament, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan briefed PM about the project, its current status and the clearance that is required.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to seek the clearance of Rs 63,000 crore project for the Silverline semi-high speed rail project.

It is reported that during the meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in the Parliament, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan briefed PM about the project, its current status and the clearance that is required. The reports suggest that PM did listen to what he had to say but did not give any commitment to him for the clearance. Chief Minister Vijayan will do a press conference at 4 pm today.

Meanwhile, the state has been witnessing widespread protest against the project, a prominent social activist Medha Patkar also led the agitations in front of the Secretariat on Thursday.

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This project is also being opposed by the opposition Congress-led UDF, which is alleging that the project is unscientific and impractical and this put a huge financial burden on the state.

It is reported that in the Silverline Railway project there will be a 529 km long stretch and it will link Thiruvananthapuram that is in the South to Kasaragod in north Kerala. This project will cover 11 districts through 11 stations. The journey between the two stations is expected to take four hours and currently, it takes around 12hours to reach from one point to the other.

In other news, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met the families affected by Birbhum violence in which 8 people were burnt alive by a mob on Tuesday, an incident that has triggered a massive political backlash. On her maiden visit to the violence-hit village, the West Bengal CM promised Rs 2 lakh compensation for rebuilding the scorched homes, jobs to families affected by the violence and speedy justice.

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Mulayam Singh Yadav admitted to Medanta Hospital

Mulayam Singh Yadav has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). His son Akhilesh Yadav and brother Shiv Pal Singh Yadav have left for Gurugram from Lucknow.

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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram after a deterioration in his health condition. He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday afternoon. Hospital sources said that his condition was very critical.

His son Akhilesh Yadav and brother Shiv Pal Singh Yadav have left for Gurugram from Lucknow.

Earlier, the 82-year-old leader was being treated for stomach-related difficulties. In August 2020, he was admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Lucknow.

In July 2022, his wife Sadhna Gupta passed away due to a fever and lung infection. She was also admitted to a hospital in Gurugram. She was the second wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav and the mother-in-law of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Aparna Yadav and the mother of Prateek Yadav. In 2003, Malti Devi, the first wife of Mulayam Singh and mother of Akhilesh Yadav also passed away. Singh then got married to Sadhna Gupta who was 20 years younger than him.

In October 2020, Mulayam Singh Yadav also tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital. His son Akhilesh Yadav said that his father had complained of difficulty in breathing, following which he was taken to the Gurgaon hospital where he tested positive.

Mulayam Singh Yadav is one of the senior leaders in Uttar Pradesh politics. He has served as chief minister of the state thrice (1989 to 1991, 1993 to 1995, and 2003 to 2007). He has also served as Defence Minister in the HD Devegowda government.

Akhilesh Yadav has been elected as Samajwadi Party president for the third time and would lead the party in the 2024 Lok Sabha election. He urged the Samajwadi (SP) Party workers that the SP should become a national party.

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Sidhu Moose Wala murder accused escapes from Punjab police custody, search underway

Deepak Tinu, a close aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and another accused into Sidhu Moosewala murder case, is among 24 accused who have been charge-sheeted in the murder case.

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Gangster Deepak Tinu, a close aide of jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and one of the accused in Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala’s murder case, on Sunday escaped from the Mansa Police’s Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) unit’s custody in Punjab.

Tinu, a close aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and another accused in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, is among 24 accused who have been charge-sheeted in the murder case.

A senior Punjab police officer confirmed that Bishnoi’s aide, Deepak Tinu, who was chargesheeted in the Moosewala murder case, has escaped from the Punjab police custody. He escaped the CIA custody around 11 pm on Saturday when he was brought on a production warrant from Goindwal Sahib jail in another case by the police, the sources said.

Talking to the reporters, Mukhwinder Singh Chhina, Inspector General of Bathinda range, said the police is working on it. The police team are on the job and will catch him soon, he also told the reporters.

Anti-gangster Task Force led by AIG Gurmeet Chauhan has been rushed to Mansa to nab him. The Police of neighbouring states, including Rajasthan and Haryana, have been alerted. A possible hide-out was raided by police in Sirsa, Haryana, on Sunday, the DGP Gaurav Yadav said.

Punjab police had brought him on transit remand from the Tihar jail in Delhi on July 4 in the Moose Wala murder case.

The popular Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29. He was killed when he was on his way to Mansa village in a jeep with his friend and cousin.

After the killing, Goldy Brar, a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, had claimed responsibility for the popular Punjabi singer’s murder.

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Over 3000 Shiv Sena members join Eknath Shinde faction

The Maharashtra CM said that Balasaheb used to do straight talking and used to be blunt. People knew Balasaheb well and hence did not accept the Sena’s alliance with Congress and NCP under the Maha Vikas Aghadi.

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Amid a political crisis in Maharashtra after regime change, over 3000 Shiv Sena members from Mumbai’s Worli area today joined Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s camp. Earlier, Shinde appointed the executive committee members of the Yuva Sena from the kin of the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs. Samadhan Sarvankar, Raj Kulkarni, Raj Surve and Prayag Lande were appointed as the in charge of the Mumbai unit of Yuva Sena.

On September 26, Bala Saheb Thackar’s close aides Champa Singh Thapa and Moreshwar Raje joined Eknath Shinde’s camp of the party. Both served at Bal Thakarey’s Matoshree for around three decades.

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde said that Shiv Sena’s former office bearers of Goa state and many office bearers of Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi met today and announced their support to the coalition government.

A Shinde camp MLA said that on this auspicious occasion of Navaratri, everyone was happy that restrictions on festivals have been lifted. There was huge enthusiasm which was the need of the hour.

On this occasion, Eknath Shinde said that Champasinh Thapa, who was considered the shadow of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray and Moreshwar Raje, who served for a long time on Matoshree, announced their decision to support them in the arrival procession of Durgeshwari Mata of Jai Ambe Charitable Trustee in Tembhinaka.

The Maharashtra CM said that Balasaheb used to do straight talking and used to be blunt. People knew Balasaheb well and hence did not accept the Sena’s alliance with Congress and NCP under the Maha Vikas Aghadi.

He also claimed that Balasaheb’s aides decide to join his party as they were representing the real Shiv Sena and were talking forward the teaching of the Sena founder and Hindutva.

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