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In today’s top news, the Allahabad High Court has granted bail to Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan in connection with a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Live Law reported. This order paves the way for his release, three months after the Supreme Court granted him bail in all other cases registered against him on September 9. Kappan moved the High Court after a Lucknow court denied him bail.
Next: 16 Army personnel were killed and four injured after a truck they were traveling in skidded on a steep slope while negotiating a sharp turn at Zema in North Sikkim, the Army said. Defense Public Relations Officer (PRO) Lt. Col. Mahendra Rawat said in a press release that the “rogue vehicle” was part of a three-vehicle convoy that went from Chatten to Thangu area in the morning. At Zeman, the vehicle went down a steep incline while negotiating a sharp turn, the release said.
Elsewhere, DMK MP Kanimozhi joined Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra on the last day of the Haryana leg and said the yatra celebrates “diversity”. Sharing photos of the yatra on Twitter, Kanimozhi said, “Excited to participate in the Bharat Jodo Yatra which celebrates our diversity.” He added: “Mr. @RahulGandhi’s vision to unite India is an idea that the people of India will carry forward. The Congress party’s official account said Gandhi’s yatra along with Kanimozhi “gave a message to spread love, brotherhood and harmony in the country by raising voice against hatred.” Yatra It began in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu on September 7, when the state’s Chief Minister and Kanimozhi’s brother MK Stalin handed over the Tricolor to Gandhi.
The Aam Aadmi Party has nominated Dr. Shelly Oberoi as the Mayor and Aale Mohammad Iqbal as the Deputy Mayor candidate for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Oberoi is a former Delhi University professor and a first-time councillor. He has been elected from ward number 86, and Aale Mohammad Iqbal, son of AAP’s Shoaib Iqbal, has been appointed deputy mayor of MCD. AAP also announced the names of the standing committee. The names were announced after the party’s Political Affairs Committee met at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in Delhi.
“Rajya Sabha Speaker and Deputy Speaker Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday defended UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s comments on her ‘delegitimizing judiciary’ statement, saying that if she did not react she would be abdicating her oath and failing in her constitutional duty.
Dhankhar said that he was subjected to “the allegation that he was part of a system to delegitimize the judiciary” and that dragging the President into a partition posture cannot be allowed.
The Rajya Sabha Speaker also said that there was a subdued response to Gandhi’s statement in the Upper House after “massive housework” and that it could not have been “moderate and reflective of the highest level”. According to him, the response of the House was “the lowest level of reaction” and he could not avoid it.
A group of men raided the home of former Rajya Sabha MP and leader Sasikala Pushpa in Tamil Nadu on Thursday and damaged furniture and the car parked in front of the house while she was away attending a party function in Kanyakumari. BJP president K Annamalai took to Twitter and alleged that the miscreants acted on the orders of Tamil Nadu Minister for Social Welfare and Women Empowerment Geetha Jeevan. Sasikala herself posted pictures of damaged plastic chairs, windows, car windshields, etc. on Twitter. He alleged that “DMK goons” who cannot take BJP on ideological terms are taking the path of violence which will not affect the spirit of BJP workers in any way.
In other news, a group of Bajrang Dal members on Friday disrupted namaz at an open ground in Sector 69, Gurgaon. In videos of the incident, members of the Bajrang Dal were telling people gathered for weekly prayers to leave and not to pray. in open spaces. “This is not Udaipur; this is Gurgaon,” says Amit Hindu, who is part of the Bajrang Dal, in one of the videos. He was among those who protested against offering namaz in open spaces in Gurgaon last year as well. He told the media that those who came to pray were “outsiders”. The police said that a team was sent to the area and the matter was being investigated.
Meanwhile, a principal and a shiksha mitra of a government school in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh have been booked for “hurting religious sentiments” after a video of students reciting Muhammad Iqbal’s poem “Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua” during a morning assembly went viral. The Education Department has suspended school principal Nahid Siddiqui and ordered an inquiry against shiksha mitra Wazeeruddin. The FIR against Siddiqui and Wazeeruddin was registered at the Fareedpur police station following a complaint filed by a local Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) official, Sompal Singh Rathore, who alleged that they had recited a “religious prayer” in the government school in an attempt to convert them. students.
“In world news, several people were injured after shots were fired in a central Paris district, French television station BFM TV reported on Friday. Police have arrested the suspected gunman, BFM TV added.
Paris police said on Twitter that an operation was underway and asked citizens to avoid the area.
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