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Chhath Puja Row: Delhi CM Kejriwal Slams Delhi LG For Doing ‘Cheap Publicity’

Chhath Puja Row: Delhi CM Kejriwal Slams Delhi LG For Doing’ Cheap Publicity’

As the national capital is bracing itself for the upcoming Chhath Puja festival, a verbal spat has started between Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. After Delhi LG cautioned Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal against misleading and pre-mature publicity, AAP hit back by saying that Vinai Kumar Saxena is lowering the dignity of the chair he occupies. “We strongly object to the language used by LG for Hon’ble CM. He is lowering the dignity of the chair he occupies by publicly abusing CM every day. CM is an elected representative who has been elected for the third consecutive time with historic margins. LG has no business to publicly reprimand CM every day,” said Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP. The party also added that the LG is hungry for cheap publicity and wants to see his name in newspapers everyday. The verbal spat took place over Chhath Puja. While the LG office issued a statement that the Chhath Puja will be limited to designated Ghats, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that the Puja can be held anywhere on the Yamuna, creating confusion among people. Meanwhile, the Delhi LG has said that the government has designated 1100 Ghats this year, for which it has approved a budget of Rs 25 crore to facilitate lakhs of devotees during the Chhath Puja.

Kerala Human Sacrifice Case: Magistrate Court Sends All Three Accused To Nine Days Police Custody

In the Kerala human sacrifice case, the Perumbavoor Magistrate Court sent all three accused to nine days of police custody. While the Kerala Police had sought ten days but were allowed to keep the three accused for nine days only. The three accused in the case, Muhammad Shafi, Bhagaval Singh and Laila, had approached the Kerala High Court to challenge the order of the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court of Ernakulam, which had granted 12 days of police custody to the accused. They had also sought permission to meet their lawyer at the time of interrogation. However, dismissing the plea, the Kerala High Court said that the gruesome murder of two women purportedly for human sacrifice has shocked the people of Kerala. However, it did grant the accused permission to meet their lawyer on every alternative day for 15 mins but not during the time of interrogation. The Kochi Police Commissioner, CH Nagaraju, said their prime accused is Mohammad Shafi, who lured Bhagaval Singh and Laila for money and brutally killed two women in the name of a ritual.

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Infantry Day: CDS Anil Chauhan Lays Wreath At The National War Memorial

On Thursday, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Anil Chauhan laid a wreath at the National War Memorial in Delhi to mark the occasion of Infantry Day. Infantry Day is observed to remember the first military event of independent India when the Indian Army repelled the first attack on Indian Soil on 27th October 1947 in the Kashmir Valley. Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir today to attend the Shaurya Diwas. And later, he will arrive in Leh for a two-day visit to Ladakh. On 27th October 1947, the first battalion of the Sikh Regiment landed at the Srinagar Air Base and displayed extraordinary courage in pushing the Pakistani Army, who had invaded the Kashmir valley with the help of tribal raiders. This year, both the Indian Army and the Air Force will be celebrating this day as Shaurya Diwas since it also marks the golden jubilee celebration of the Indian Air Force’s Kashmir Air Base. 

Despite Fresh Tensions Between Russia-Ukraine, Indian Students To Stay Put In Ukraine: ‘Do We Have a Choice?’

A fresh escalation has taken place between Russia and Ukraine, with India issuing two consecutive advisories to Indian students not to return to war-torn Ukraine. However, the youngsters, mostly students of medicine, have now decided to stay in Ukraine. Many of them have said that they don’t have any other choice left but to do so. While others say that they are monitoring the situation before they decide to go, some are temporarily relocating to neighbouring countries Slovakia and Hungary. A fifth-year Lviv National Medical University student who is currently in Hungary and attending online classes said: “There’s hardly any student who is thinking of returning to India now. After all that we have gone through in the past seven months, we just want to complete our degrees in Ukraine. We came back only a month ago after convincing our parents and spending at least a lakh; we can’t go back now,” On Tuesday, India issued its second advisory to Indian citizens in Ukraine, advising them to leave the country by all available means. In its previous advisory, New Delhi warned its citizens against travelling to Ukraine.  

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