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Shiv Sena Leader Arrested By ED In Money Laundering Case

ED Arrested Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut In Money Laundering Case

On Sunday, after searching the residence of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut for more than nine hours, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested him in an alleged money laundering case. 

The leader’s arrest is considered a major setback to the Shiv Sena as the party has been experiencing challenges for the last few months. The case in which the MP is arrested relates to irregularities in fund distribution for the redevelopment of ‘Patra Chawl’ in the city. 

Before being taken into custody, the agency summoned Raut twice. However, he didn’t appear for questioning. He cited that he will appear only after August 7, 2022, as the monsoon session is ongoing in the Parliament. 

 As the investigation was ongoing at his residence, Mr Raut, from his Twitter handle, denied any wrongdoings and responded that the agency targeted him because of political vendetta. He tweeted, “False action, false evidence. I will die but will not surrender. I will never leave Shiv Sena. I swear by Balasaheb Thackeray that I am not involved in any scam. He taught us to fight, and I will continue to fight for Shiv Sena”.

Achinta Sheuli And Jeremy Lalrinnunga Brought Two Golds For India’s Medal Tally

The third day at the Commonwealth Games 2022 was a historic day for India. It was because of Achinta Sheuli and Jeremy Lalrinnunga’s efforts, which brought two gold medals for the country in different weightlifting events.

Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga bagged gold in the 67 kg men’s weightlifting event, while Achinta Sheuli in the 73 kg event. In addition to them, Mirabai Chanu clinched the first gold medal for the country in the women’s 49 kg event. 

With the victory of these, the cumulative tally of India in CWG 2022 now stood at 6 with 3 Gold, 2 Silver, and 1 Bronze medals. 

Heavy Rain Alert: IMD Forecasts Heavy Rainfall In Different Parts Of The Country

Amid forecasts of heavy rainfall by the IMD, the officials are guided to evacuate people living in the low-lying areas in Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Himachal, Punjab, and other states. 

Amid rising river levels and weather forecasts, the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, too, on Sunday, asked the people to be vigilant. 

From the northern part of the country, the traffic on the Jammu – Srinagar National Highway remained closed due to heavy rainfall in the upper side of the state.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) Relaunched Agitation As Centre Failed To Fulfil Its Promises

On Sunday, July 31, 2022, the Samyuktra Kisan Morcha (SKM) relaunched its agitation by holding rail and road blockades in various parts of the country on the death anniversary of freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh

The farmers alleged that the Centre betrayed them by not fulfilling the promises it made to farmers last year. The Congress party has pledged to support the farmer’s issue and said it would raise the SKM’s concerns in Parliament.

SKM also decided to organize ‘Jai-Jawan Jai-Kisan’ conventions across the nation from August 7 to August 14 to expose Centre’s intention behind the launch of the Agnipath Scheme.

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 16,464 New Cases, Recovery Rate At 98.48%

According to the latest data from the union health ministry, India has recorded 16,464 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active cases in the country currently stand at 1,43,989. Meanwhile, the nation has registered 16,112 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the total recoveries have reached 4,33,65,890. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 6.01 % and 4.80 %, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 87.54 crore Covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 204.34 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses under the nationwide vaccination drive, out of which 93.29 crore and 9.06 crore are second doses and precautionary doses, respectively.

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