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Election Commission poll announcement

Parties Tighten Up As EC Will Announce Gujarat And Himachal Pradesh’s Poll Schedule

The Election Commission Will Announce The Poll Schedule Today

The state of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh are experiencing an increase in footfalls of political leaders, as the states are bound for elections in the upcoming months. For this, the Election Commission called a press conference at 3 pm at Vigyan Bhawan of New Delhi.

Recently, in September, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey visited the poll-bound states to review the preparations and atmosphere for elections. Besides poll authorities, political leaders increased their public engagements. In this aspect, AAP convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visited BJP stronghold Gujarat many times. 

Not only did Kejriwal increase its public gatherings, but BJP leaders also visited the state many times in a row. In this segment, BJP president J P Nadda flagged off its party’s Gaurav Yatra yesterday, and PM Modi recently launched Vande Bharat expresses both for Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, respectively. Similarly, Congress politician Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is about to address a public rally in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh.

Well, with the announcement of poll schedules by the Election commission, a model code of conduct will come into effect. The code mandates all political parties and candidates to follow certain regulations about speeches, polling day, polling booths, manifestos, etc.

A Big Setback For Cricket Lovers As BCCI Has No Plans For Indo-Pak Series For The Next 5 Years

In a big setback to cricket lovers, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has cleared that India won’t be playing against Pakistan in any bilateral series in the upcoming 2023-2027 cycle. The body stated its decision through a circular named Future Tour Programme (FTP) that it sent to all state associations. The body has kept a blank space in the column of Pakistan.

The BCCI, in response to its decision, cited that it can’t take any decision without the nod of the Government of India. 

Other than the topic of Pakistan, the BCCI circulated Future Tour Programme has mentioned frequent series against Australia and England. The FTP states, “Other than multi-nation tournaments, the Indian men’s team will play 38 Tests (20 home and 18 away), 42 ODIs (21 home and 21 away) and 61 T20 Internationals (31 home and 30 away) in the 2023-2027 cycle”.

Chinese Investments In AI-Camouflaged ‘Invisible’ Missile System Is An Alarm For Its Rivalries

According to media reports, Beijing is building up AI-based launchers for its series of the road-mobile missile system, “Dongfeng”. The missile system can hide its presence from drones, radars, and satellites.

The reports suggest that the system will be in-built via AI-based tools, and the potential of this system will enable the launchers to act more tactically and invisibly. 

Additionally, the engineers have built the system so that it could easily breach the US missile defence system. To this date, no system in the globe has the potential to breach the US’s Hyper-sonic glide vehicle weapon system.

The advancement in such technology areas is an alarming situation for India as well, as New Delhi’s ties with Beijing are undergoing a difficult era due to boundary disputes. Also, the progress in India’s relationship with the US has added fuel to the ongoing misunderstandings between the two neighbours.

Mob Threatened Namazis Inside A Mosque In Gurugram

A mob of more than 200 people attacked the people worshipping inside a mosque in a village in Gurugram. The reports suggest that the mob assaulted the people and threatened to expel them from the village. 

After getting information about the attack, the police team reached the spot and registered an FIR against Rajesh Chauhan and his associates, who led the mob to the mosque. However, no arrests were reported till Thursday evening as the accused fled from the site. 

As per the complaint filed by Subedar Najar Mohammad, a mob led by Rajesh Chauhan alias Babu and his associates surrounded the mosque and entered the common area to threaten all namazis present there. He added that the mob leader threatened to expel all Muslims from the village. “In the village, there are only four Muslim families, including us, and we live happily with our neighbours; however, the attackers threatened to expel us from the village“, Najar said.

 Well, the attacks on religious institutions like these clearly indicate that Gurugram will become a new hotspot of religious intolerance in the country.

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