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Hindus Can Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi At Idgah Maidan, K’taka HC

Hindus Can Celebrate Ganesh Puja At Idgah Maidan, Observed Karnataka HC

On Tuesday’s ruling, the High Court of Karnataka refused to interfere with the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC) decision that permitted the celebration of Ganesh Puja at the Idgah Maidan in Hubbali.

A bench led by Justice Ashok S Kingai passed the order on a petition filed by Anjuman-e-Islam, Hubballi. In its findings, the court observed that the issue of the Hubballi Idgah Maidan differs from that of the Chamarajpet Idgah Maidan in Bengaluru, for which the Supreme Court passed an order to maintain the status quo on the premises.

The HC bench also noted that the ownership of the Chamarajpet Idgah Maidan in Bangalore is a disputed matter. In contrast, HDMC retains the ownership title of the Hubbali Maidan. Hence, the HDMC can take a call to decide whether to do Ganesh Puja on the premises or not.

With the passage of the HC orders, members of the Hindu community placed an idol of lord Ganesha at the Idgah Maidan. And to prevent any disturbances in the region, the administration has deployed police forces at the Idgah Maidan. 

MLAs Shifted To Raipur Amid Political Crisis In Jharkhand

The political situation in Jharkhand is worsening day by day. In the latest advancement, the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition in Jharkhand shifted as many as 31 MLAs to the Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh to prevent attempts by the BJP to poach its legislators in the state. 

According to sources, the MLAs flew to Raipur on a chartered flight from Ranchi, where they were taken to Mayfair Resort in Nava Raipur. The reports added that the MLAs belong to the Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM). These MLAs are expected to stay in the resort for two to four weeks.

Learning about the advancements, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel visited the resort around 9:30 pm. While Congress leaders Girish Dewangan, Sunny Agrawal, and Ramgopal Agrawal received the MLAs at the airport and accompanied them to the resort.

Over the last few days, the political stability in the state has been going through tough times, as the Opposition BJP asked the Jharkhand Governor to disqualify Chief Minister Hemant Soren from his post. This created political turmoil in the state. Therefore, the leadership of the ruling alliance decided to take MLAs away from the state to prevent defection attempts.

Hours After The Atrocities Of Party Member Came Into Light, BJP Suspended Seema Patra From The Party Membership

Seema Patra, the ex-BJP National Executive member in Jharkhand, was arrested by the Jharkhand police on Wednesday for allegedly torturing her maid, as reported by the PTI.

Earlier, on Tuesday, the BJP suspended Seema from its basic membership. Patra is a retired IAS officer’s wife and is accused of physically abusing her domestic help in Ashok Nagar in Ranchi. 

The incident of her atrocities came into the light when a video of the domestic maid, Sunita, narrating her ordeal, went viral on social media platforms. As per the reports, the police filed an FIR against Patra under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act and various sections of the IPC at Argora Police Station. 

Looking at the gravity of the incident, the Jharkhand Governor himself took action and asked the DGP to submit a report on the incident within two days. As per this, the Governor’s house issued a press release, stating- “Seema Patra, wife of a former IAS officer, physically abused her domestic help in Ashok Nagar in Ranchi and why the DGP has not acted against the accused. It is a grave problem… In Palamu district, under Pandu Police Station, a particular community drove 50 Dalits out of their homes. It is worrisome”

Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev Dies At 91

Mikhail Gorbachev, a person responsible for ending the years-long cold war and the collapse of the erstwhile Soviet Union, died in Moscow at 91. 

He was considered a great figure of the 20th century, and his death was announced by Russian news agencies. In their reports, the agencies stated- “Gorbachev had died at a central hospital in Moscow after a serious and long illness“.

As per the available facts, Gorbachev was in power between 1985 and 1991. During his tenure, he helped in bringing US-Soviet relations out of a deep freeze by ending the years-long cold war between the two nations. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Logs 7,231 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.67%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 7,231 new covid-19 cases in the previous 24 hours. With this tally, the active caseload of India currently stands at 64,667. Meanwhile, daily recoveries counted the figure of 10,828 in the last 24 hours. With this tally, the total recoveries have reached 4,38,35,852. The daily and weekly positivity rates stand at 2.05% and 2.55%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 88.58 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 212.37 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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