Two groups of devotees hurled stones and coconuts at each other as they clashed following a disagreement over beating of drums during a temple festival in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
As per reports, the incident happened during the annual Thaipoosam festival being celebrated since January 29 at Avankudi Murugan Temple in Palani town of Dindigul district. The festival attracts thousands of devotees each year.
A police official said that two groups of devotees had an argument over the beating of “melam” (drums), which escalated quickly and the two groups then proceeded to throw stones and coconuts at each other.
A disagreement over beating ‘melam’ (drums) led to a clash between two groups of devotees at Avankudi Murugan Temple in Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul district on Wednesday. The argument escalated, after which devotees pelted stones and coconuts at each other.
Reports said that lakhs of devotees gathered at the revered temple for the last day of the festival where devotees from Idaipadi had walked all the way to the temple while a group of devotees from Coimbatore were standing near the entrance and beating melam (drums).
The Idaipadi devotees allegedly pushed the devotees from Coimbatore out of the temple and closed the gates after a disagreement between the two groups over the beating of drums.
A scuffle ensued and soon turned violent when the Coimbatore group started hurling stones stones and coconuts from nearby shops at devotees from Idaipadi causing injuries to bystanders.
A video of the incident has also emerged.
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Police arrived at the spot and managed to disperse the crowd. An official said that a case has been filed and investigation is underway to determine who instigated the riot.
In a similar incident, last month on January 30, clashes broke out at the Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti shrine in Ajmer Sharif as members of two Muslim sects came to blows, reportedly over incendiary slogans by one of them.
A video of the incident is doing the rounds on the internet shows a scuffle between devotees belonging to the Barelvi sect and the Khadims who identify with the Ajmer sect.
Nitish Kumar on ‘digital library’ inauguration in Bihar’s Banka asks officials to change signboard language to Hindi | Watch video
The chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday, went to inaugurate a ‘digital library’ in Banka district where he noticed the language of the signboard of the newly established ‘digital library’.
The chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday, went to inaugurate a ‘digital library’ in Banka district where he noticed the language of the signboard of the newly established ‘digital library’ and asked the officials to change the signboard as the information was written in the English language.
CM Kumar said he respects the English language but Hindi is a part of the tradition. He further schooled the officials saying you are ending the importance of the Hindi language, adding that it is our language. Officials present at the moment were asked to change the board by CM Kumar.
In March, Kumar made headlines for ridiculing a farmer who used English words in his speech at an event, demonstrating his consistent disapproval of the use of English in public settings.
Nitish Kumar reminded the farmer that using smartphones during COVID-19 was causing people to distance themselves from their own language in Bharat, Bihar.
Look at what has happened to people. They are distancing themselves from their language, Kumar interrupted, when people learn words through smartphones. Is it England, Kumar questioned the farmer. Your language should be used since you have been conversing with farmers in Bihar and Bharat, Nitish Kumar said.
As per the reports, the Chief Minister of Bihar carried out unannounced inspections at several government offices and discovered that a considerable number of ministers from his cabinet were missing in action. The observations revealed that while the majority of the ministers belonging to his party, JD(U), were present, a significant number of ministers from his alliance party, RJD, were found to be absent, the reports added.
According to reports, the development occurred amidst speculations that CM Kumar may switch alliances and join the BJP.
During the G20 event, the Prime Minister cordially introduced Nitish Kumar to none other than the esteemed US President Joe Biden.
It was worth noting that this was the initial encounter between PM Modi and Nitish Kumar following the latter’s party, JD(U), ending its affiliation with the BJP last year. Instead, they joined the Mahagathbandhan and formed a government with RJD and other opposition parties.
Japan’s Uniqlo appoints Katrina Kaif as company’s first Indian brand ambassador
The 40-year-old actor will appear in the campaigns for Uniqlo on both online and offline platforms.
The Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo has chosen Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif as its first brand ambassador in India as it tries to attract premium customers and expand its store base.
According to the retailer, on Tuesday, the 40-year-old actor will appear in the campaigns for Uniqlo on both online and offline platforms. Kaif joins the ranks of tennis star Roger Federer, who was appointed as Uniqlo’s global brand ambassador in 2018.
The one-year relationship will see the Bollywood actor support the brand’s Fall-Winter 2023 campaign, which will range all media channels including print, the web, and outdoor, as well as in-store promotional material.
In India, where Uniqlo made its debut in 2019, there are currently 10 stores and plans for two more. The majority of these are in Delhi-NCR, although there are also a few in Lucknow, Chandigarh, and Zirakpur in Punjab. Mumbai would soon get stores from it. With its casual clothing styles, the company attracts customers of all ages.
With the Mumbai store launch in mind, the brand Uniqlo brings more exciting news for Katrina’s fans as the actor has not only established herself in the film industry but in recent times has also made a name for herself in the beauty industry through her makeup brand Kay Beauty. Today, the actor is stepping one step higher by establishing herself in the fashion world through the Japanese brand Uniqlo.
On being chosen as a brand ambassador Katrina said, Uniqlo has been her go-to brand for daily essentials and over the years. The actor further said, admired how efficient and cutting-edge their products are. Their easy, premium clothing is also incredibly adaptable and ideal for creating a daily outfit, she added.
CEO of Uniqlo India Tomohiko Sei said, they are thrilled to have Katrina Kaif join us as Uniqlo’s first brand endorser in India.
Uniqlo is one of the largest fashion companies in Japan in fast retailing. The other brands in the group are GU, Theory, PLST Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam, J Brand, and Helmut Lan. It is the largest of the eight brands in the group.
Meanwhile, Katrina Kaif will be next seen in Tiger 3 alongside Salman Khan. The film which is produced by Aditya Chopra under YRF banners is scheduled to hit the theaters this year on Diwali.
Afghan fan responds to Pakistani journalist about Rashid Khan getting better treatment in India, tweet goes viral
A Pakistani journalist Farid Khan wrote on X (Formerly Twitter) Rashid Khan is flying to India for the World Cup. He added Rashid bhai is getting better treatment than Pakistan. He wished Rashid Khan and the Afghanistan team best of luck.
A devoted Afghan fan responded to a Pakistani journalist’s comments. His response made the brotherly bond between India and Afghanistan stronger. News of Afghanistan’s versatile cricketer Rashid Khan preparing to fly to India for the World Cup has captured headlines not only India but also in Pakistan.
A Pakistani journalist Farid Khan wrote on X (Formerly Twitter) Rashid Khan is flying to India for the World Cup. He added Rashid bhai is getting better treatment than Pakistan. He wished Rashid Khan and the Afghanistan team best of luck. A passionate Rashid Khan fan Wazhma Ayoubi skillfully responded to the Pakistani journalist.
The fan said Rashid Khan deserved it as he is the most loved Afghan cricketer in India and all over the world. Wazhma Ayoubi added Rashid Khan has many records and holds the world’s top T20 bowler. The fan asked the Pakistani journalist about his accomplishments. The fan further added the India and Afghanistan are like brothers.
The post has gone viral on social media. The post has got about 1.5 million views. Variety of comments started coming on the post. One social media user agreed with the user and said well said.
One Twitter user said Rashid is a hero, a true champion. Another user said India is Rashid’s second home.
One social media user said Rashid is a star player in India.
One twitter user advised Wazhma Ayoubi to consult a good Pakistani psychiatrist in Dubai. He said Rashid Khan has played his childhood cricket in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Another social media user said Afghanistan is going to defeat Pakistan in this world cup.
The important thing to be noted is that Pakistani journalist said special treatment was being given to Rashid Khan, even after the whole Pakistan team secured their visas in less 48 hours of their departure.