Raees Ahmed, the vice-president of BJP’s Bareilly region minority wing was shot at by unidentified persons on Thursday. Ahmed who was shot at thrice has been admitted to hospital in a critical condition.
A college student mistaken for a journalist was stabbed multiple times by members of a cow vigilante group. The members of this group were upset that he had not clicked photographs of their protest. The incident took place at Gohana in Haryana’s Sonepat district.
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has hit Haryana’s Rohtak. No casualties have been reported. Earthquake tremors were felt in New Delhi and parts of North India in the wee hours of Friday. Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and adjoining regions which woke up many residents with a rude jolt.
The internet was flooded with jokes and memes on a comment made by retired Rajasthan High Court judge on the ‘brahmachari’ peacock. Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma, judge of the Rajasthan High Court said on Wednesday that peacocks do not have sex. They are celibate or brahmacharis and it is their tears that gets the peahen pregnant. While many have laughed at the comments, there are others who were part of the Indian Judicial system who are angry. Justice N Santhosh Hegde, retired judge of the Supreme Court of India says that there should be some amount of seriousness.
The Indian Army has gunned down 6 Pakistani soldiers. The Indian soldiers were retaliating after Pakistan opened fire first. The incident took place at the Bhimbal and Bhattal sector.
The retired employees of the Hindustan Machine Tools are in distress. The retired employees who are now senior citizens of the country say that they have been deprived of their arrears since 1992 and the 1997 scale for over 15 years now. Many had approached the Kerala High Court seeking justice. In a 2014 order the HC had said that it is of the view that the Government of India should consider the plight of the retired workers of the HMT.
The Delhi police have launched a major search operation in government offices of the Delhi government following allegations of a medicine scam worth Rs 300 crore. The cops were acting on the allegations made by Kapil Mishra, the sacked water minister of Delhi. Mishra had alleged that Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain had misappropriated health funds to the tune of Rs 300 crore. He said that three big scams were perpetrated in the health sector by the Aam Aadmi Party government, including one of more than Rs 300 crore in the procurement of medicines.
On Wednesday the Rajasthan High Court ordered the Central Government to declare Cow as the National Animal. The order by Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma made some interesting points which we list here for you. It may be recalled that Justice Sharma while speaking to reporters had also said that the peacock is celibate. He said that it is the tears of the peacock is what makes the peahen pregnant.
Is Rs 340,000,000 the annual budget that the Pakistan army has allocated for funding trouble in Kashmir? An Intelligence Bureau report states that the Pakistan army has allocated 5 per cent of its annual budge for the Kashmir battle.
Out of the total national budget of Pakistan which is 42 billion US dollars, the Pakistan army was allocated 6.8 million US dollars. Out of this Pakistan has allocated 5 per cent for the Kashmir battle which amounts to 340,000,000.
The Chennai Silks building has started collapsing. After fire-fighters tried hard to douse the fire for over 24, the building began to collapse at around 3 am. The fourth and the seventh floor of the building began to collapse. No casualties have been reported.