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Railway renames Tippu Express to Wodeyar Express, Asaduddin Owaisi says BJP can’t erase Tippu’s legacy

Asaddudin Owaisi today wrote on Twitter that the BJP government has renamed Tippu Express to Wodeyar Express. The BJP would never be able to erase Tipu’s legacy. He scared the British while alive and scares British slaves even now.

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A controversy erupted in Karnataka after the renaming of Tippu Express. Taking a dig at BJP, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaddudin Owaisi today wrote on Twitter that the BJP government renamed Tippu Express to Wodeyar Express.

Asaduddin Owaisi said that Tippu has irked the BJP because he waged three wars against its British masters. Another train could have been named after Wodeyars. BJP would never be able to erase Tipu’s legacy. He scared the British while alive and scares British slaves even now.

The Indian Railway has renamed Tippu Express, which runs between Mysuru and Bengaluru, as Wodeyar Express. The express service from Mysuru to Telaguppa has been renamed after poet laureate Kuvempu. BJP MP Pratap Simha allegedly wrote 25 letters to the railway minister seeking a name change for the train.

Sharing a letter from Railway Ministry, Pratap Simha wrote on Twitter that good news has come from the ministry. Now, Wodeyar Express would serve the public. The Mysuru-Telaguppa train would be Kuvempu Express. He also thanked Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and senior BJP leader Prahlad Joshi for their support.

The Congress termed it as an attempt of communal politics. Congress leader Mansoor Khan wrote on Twitter that the train has been plying on the route for 42 years without anyone being bothered about its name. What was the use of this renaming? Did it help the public in any way? This was communal politics at its laziest.

Tipu Sultan was a famous freedom fighter of Karnataka and the superfast train Tippu Express was flagged off on April 15, 1980.

The Wodeyars were Hindu kings and ruled Mysore from the late 1300s till the 1760s. While Tipu Sultan was a Muslim King who ruled Mysore in the 18th century.

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On completing nine years in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he’ll continue to improve lives

The BJP has planned a special contact campaign across the country.

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On completing nine years in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he'll continue to improve lives

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government, which completed nine years in office on May 30, will continue to take decisions to improve the lives of people like it had over the last nine years.

In a tweet, the PM said he was filled with humility and gratitude on the ninth anniversary of his government. He said he would continue to work harder towards the vision of a developed India.

The BJP has planned a special contact campaign across the country. The party said in a statement the country had seen unprecedented growth and development in every sector with the mantra of Nation First over the past nine years. It was due to the efforts of the government that the world was saying the 21st century belongs to India.

Comments on the tweet have not stopped coming in. One user said PM Modi’s vision had made India the fifth largest economy in the world. Many infrastructure projects had been pushed, toilet, gas and water connections were on the priority list of the Modi government. Article 370 had been revoked in Jammu & Kashmir and women had been empowered during the time.

Not to to be outdone, a critic of the government noted the Modi government had gifted India the highest unemployment rate, the highest cost of living and the highest debt. The user said women’s empowerment was hypocrisy as women wrestlers were being treated like criminals for protesting against the wrestling body chief, who continues to enjoy support of the Modi government.

But overall, the mood has been congratulatory with the odd critique here and there. On May 28, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the new Parliament building while the Opposition boycotted it. He described the new Parliament as a temple of democracy, felicitated some workers involved in its construction.

The real test of the Modi government will come next year when the country will vote in the next Lok Sabha.

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Please don’t go: Go Air ready to pay Rs 1 lakh more to pilots, Rs 50,000 more to first officers in retention effort

This retention allowance will be effective June 1. The offer will also be extended to those who had left the airline and willing to return, if they rescind their resignations before June 15.

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Please don't go: Go Air ready to pay Rs 1 lakh to pilots, Rs 50,000 to first officers in retention effort

Go Air, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, is taking the retention allowance route to prevent its employees from leaving en masse. It has announced an increase in salary of Rs 1 lakh a month for captains and half that for first officers to retain employees.

This retention allowance will be effective June 1. The offer will also be extended to those who had left the airline and willing to return, if they rescind their resignations before June 15.

Not just this, the company, which had undergone a rebranding exercise from Go Air to Go First a few years ago, will also offer a longevity bonus to staff who had served longer with the airline. Reports said Go Air Pilots get approx Rs 5,30,000 a month, which is much less when compared to pilots of Spice Jet, who draw Rs 7,50,000 a month since a double hike in their salaries in recent months.

With a month’s deadline from the airline industry regulator on revival plan submission, Go Air is pulling out all stops to present a working face. In its email sent to employees, the airline said it had put together a plan for progress and if everything goes as per plan, then it would not be too long before it would return to the skies that and would return to being regular on salary payments.

Staff from Go Air have plenty of options elsewhere since there has been a shortage of airline staff after the Coronavirus pandemic globally. For instance in India, India’s largest carrier IndiGo is looking to hire 5,000 workers in 2024 and Air India, under the ownership of the Tata Group, plans has some 4,200 cabin crew jobs and needs 900 pilots this year.      

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How dare you disturb my sleep: Retired BSF man shoots at UP sanitation worker for playing Swachhta song, arrested

The accused has identified as Tauheed Ali, 48, a resident of Kanchan Park, Ghaziabad is a retired Border Security Force personnel, was later arrested by the police.

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How dare you disturb my sleep: Retired BSF man shoots at UP sanitation worker for playing Swachhta song, arrested

In an eerie turn of events, a man in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad allegedly shoots two sanitation workers over the disturbance of his sleep by the Swacchta song being played in their waste collection vehicle.

The incident took place on Sunday morning when the accused came out complaining disturbance from the song and fired several round on the cleaning staff.

The accused has identified as Tauheed Ali, 48, a resident of Kanchan Park, Ghaziabad is a retired Border Security Force personnel, was later arrested by the police.

An FIR under section 307(attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against Ali.

The victim have been identified as Rohit Kumar and co-driver Raj Kumar.

As per the police, the incident took place at around 7:30 am when a waste collection vehicle was passing by Ali’s house and the vehicle had two cleaning staff driver Rohit Kumar and Raj Kumar.  

Rohit said, Ali had earlier requested him to turn the song when the vehicle passes by his house.

Rohit said, when the vehicle was passing Ali’s house, he objected to it and after several attempts to explain him that turning off the jingle would prevent other residents from informing about the vehicle, he did not understood and  started abusing him and Raj.

He added, Ali then went inside his house and came back with a revolver in his hands to fire two rounds on them, on which they fled from the scene leaving the vehicle.

Assitant Commissioner of Police Rajneesh Kumar Upadhyaya said Ali used his licensed revolver and informed that the police will recommend to revoke his arms license.

ACP Upadhyaya said Ali to be a retired BSF man and he claimed disturbance from the song played by waste collection vehicle.

Swacchta song is a jingle usually played in every waste collection vehicle, it helps to alert the neighborhood to come out of their homes and throw garbage into it.

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