Sunday, April 21, 2024

India

Kerala: Jewish woman booked for vandalising Pro-Palestine mural gets bail, stopped at airport while traveling; SIO reinstalls mural

The Australian national, who was booked by Kerala police on Tuesday for vandalising pro-Palestine solidarity artworks in Ernakulam district, was prevented from boarding a flight from Cochin International Airport.

Karnataka CM rejects ‘love jihad’ allegation in murder of Congress councillor’s daughter

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday dismissed allegations of “love jihad” in connection with the murder of a Congress councillor’s daughter in Hubbali district.

TISS Mumbai issues notice defending student leader’s suspension, calls BBC documentary, ‘Ram ke Naam’ ‘propaganda’

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) issued a public notice in response to recent news reports of the arbitrary suspension of Ramadas, a left student leader, and Dalit Ph.D. scholar, for participating in protests and questioning the ruling Hindu nationalist government. TISS referred to the BBC documentary critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "western media propaganda" and labeled the award-winning documentary "Ram Ke Naam" as "controversial" and "propaganda."

Plea challenging CAA rules: SC seeks reply from Union and Assam State governments

The Supreme Court on April 19 sought a reply from the Union government and the Assam State government on a petition challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024, which aims to grant citizenship to ‘non-Muslim’ migrants who came from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan before December 31, 2014.

“Public emergency”: Almost 0% voting in six Nagaland districts amid shutdown over statehood demand

Almost zero voting was recorded in six districts in Nagaland during the Lok Sabha polls on Friday after...

Chhattisgarh: Accidental explosion kills CRPF constable on poll duty

An Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) shell accidently exploded in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, killing a 32-year-old constable of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) assigned to poll duty, according to police.

Violence, booth rigging disrupt polling in Manipur and Bengal

The first round of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal and Manipur was marred by incidents of violence.
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Hyderabad: BJP candidate ‘shooting arrow’ at Masjid stirs controversy

A video of Madhavi Latha, the BJP candidate for the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat, surfaced on the internet, in which she was seen miming as shooting an arrow at a Masjid during a rally.

“I know where your house is…”: Assam BJP MLA threatens voters with bulldozer

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Bijoy Malakar allegedly threatened voters in Assam’s Karimganj district to support the Hindutva party or face demolition by bulldozers.
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Lakshadweep: Resentment against administrator to reflect in vote

For the people of Lakshadweep, this Lok Sabha election is the most crucial in their history. They are desperate to stop the slew of policies imposed by New Delhi-appointed...

‘No peace, no vote’: As violence continues in Manipur, Kuki-Zo communities boycott elections

Speaking to Maktoob, many youths and leaders from Manipur belonging to the Kuki-Zo community have said that they do not want to vote as there is no point. 
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Voting in 102 seats across 21 states today As India’s General Elections begins

The seven-phase Lok Sabha polls kicked off today, with as many as 102 parliamentary constituencies across 21 states and Union territories set to vote in the first phase. Polling began at 7 am and will continue through the day till around 6 pm.

TISS Mumbai suspends left student leader for two years for participating in protests, questioning BJP govt

Ramadas Prini Sivanadan, a PhD scholar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai and a prominent left student leader in the campus was arbitrarily suspended for two years by the administration for participating in protests and questioning the ruling Hindu nationalist regime.
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ED arrests AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan in Waqf Board money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday arrested Aam Admi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan in connection with a money laundering case linked to the Delhi Waqf Board. The arrest comes...

“It’s a trap”: Why Bengali Hindus in Assam are opting out of Citizenship through CAA

Forty-three-year-old Montu Das was happy after the Indian government announced the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rules on March 11.  The CAA grants fast-track citizenship to migrants in India from six...
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We will fund development only if you vote for ruling alliance, Ajit Pawar tells voters in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar stated on Wednesday that funding for state development initiatives will be provided if the voters select the ruling Mahayuti alliance in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, PTI reported.

Unauthorised cash seized from BJP functionary near Coimbatore, suspected to be for voters

On Wednesday, an election flying squad team seized ₹81,000 in unauthorised cash and a voter list from a local BJP functionary in Pooluvapatti village in the Coimbatore district.
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