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Mamata Banerjee instructs cops to take quick action; police put on high alert

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held an emergency meeting with senior officers of the state administration and police forces Sunday night and directed them to remain on high alert, amid incidents of violence in the state. In the about-two-hour-long meeting at her Kalighat residence, Banerjee directed the officials to take strict action against those indulging in vandalism, an official said. “The meeting was held on the basis of intelligence...

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CAA protests: Delhi turns into war zone as police use tear gas to disperse protesters

New Delhi: Petrol bombs targeted police personnel, ordinary citizens and the media as a raging mob that seized parts of south Delhi refused to let go. Despite a police flag march in the Jamia Nagar area, and tear gas used to disperse stone pelting protestors, five hours since demonstrators turned violent and clashed with police, anger still seethes. A violent mob continues to clash with a large contingent of police personnel...

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Shooter Vartika Singh wants to hang Nirbhaya rapists; writes letter in blood to Amit Shah

Lucknow: International shooter Vartika Singh has written a letter in blood to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, expressing her desire to execute the capital punishment to the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case who are facing a death sentence. Vartika Singh told reporters on Sunday that she wanted to hang the four convicts in order to send a message that a woman can execute men if they violate her. She...

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State’s per capita loan burden tripled in 19 years

Bhubaneswar: Odisha's per capita loan burden has gone up more than three times during the BJD government (2000-2019). According to official data, state’s per capita loan burden in 1999-2000 was Rs 5,000, which has now reached Rs 18,189. The total debt burden of the state has crossed Rs 84,000 crore. The state has raised Rs 4,000 crore from open market so far in the current financial year to repay existing loans...

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AMU students, police clash with each other; university closed till January 5

Aligarh: Hundreds of AMU students protesting against the amended Citizenship Act clashed with police Sunday at a campus gate after which the university administration announced closure of the institution till January 5. Aligarh Muslim University Registrar Abdul Hamid said the police entered the campus late Sunday night and clashes were reported from inside. “Hostels are being evacuated,”...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee instructs cops to take quick action; police put on high alert

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held an emergency meeting with senior officers of the state administration and police forces Sunday night and directed them to remain on high alert, amid incidents of violence in the state. In the about-two-hour-long meeting at her Kalighat residence, Banerjee directed the officials to take strict action against those indulging...

Thrash Rahul Gandhi in public: Savarkar’s grandson Ranjit tells Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai: VD Savarkar’s grandson Ranjit Savarkar Sunday appealed to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to “thrash” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in public for “insulting” the late Hindutva icon by his remarks. Ranjit was referring to the comments made by Rahul Gandhi at a public rally in Delhi Saturday. Addressing the “Bharat Bachao Rally,” Rahul Gandhi rejected the...

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EPL: Teenager Mason Greenwood rescues Manchester United in Everton draw

Manchester: Mason Greenwood came off the bench to rescue Manchester United as the teenage striker’s late equaliser secured a 1-1 draw against Everton Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side fell behind to Victor Lindelof’s controversial first half own-goal after United’s appeals for a foul on David de Gea were ignored by VAR. But Greenwood, introduced in the second half,...

BJP, AAP trade barbs over Delhi violence

New Delhi: The violence in Delhi during a protest against the amended Citizenship Act Sunday triggered a blame game between the BJP and the AAP, with the two parties accusing each other of orchestrating it. While the BJP demanded that the AAP should stop “provoking” people, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that the saffron party...

NHRC redirects officials to submit report on schoolgirl molestation

Bhubaneswar: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Principal Secretary of School and Mass Education department and Superintendent of Police (SP) of Kendrapara to immediately submit the probe report into the allegations regarding the revelation of the identity of a minor sexual abuse victim by the block education officer (BEO) of Mahakalpada. The commission had...

 

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