'Centre should intervene in Maharashtra'
Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh on Tuesday said the Centre should intervene in the attacks on North Indians in Maharashtra triggered by the controversial remarks made against them by MNS chief Raj Thackeray.
"Yes, it (Centre) should intervene. It is a law and order problem," Singh told reporters in New Delhi.
He was responding to a question on whether the Union Government should intervene in the situation arising out of Thackeray's anti-North Indian remarks.
Interestingly, Congress is in power at both the Centre and in the state. "These activities are not in the interests of the country," Singh said when asked to comment on Thackeray's remarks and the violence that ensued.
Asked about the proposed reservation for OBCs in elite educational institutions, he said, "The Supreme Court has to give its judgement."
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath digitally unveiled the first look of the Agra Metro train, with yellow stripes, at the Depot premises of the Agra Metro Rail Project on Monday. The CM ended his visit to Agra with his address at the closing function of the three-day state-level Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha training camp. CM also planted a tree inside Agra Metro Rail Depot, previously known as the 15th battalion PAC premises in Agra.
Two unidentified bike-borne miscreants threw acid on Diksha Sonkar, 33, a bank manager posted in a national bank in the Charwa area of Kaushambi district on Monday morning. Sonkar, a resident of the Himmatganj area of Prayagraj, was on her way to the bank on her scooty when she was waylaid by the assailants near Chilla Shahbazi village. According to reports, the victim was posted as a bank manager in the Charwa area of Kaushambi.
Eight medal winners in Birmingham Commonwealth Games hailing from Uttar Pradesh, including four silver medallists, will be entitled to a total cash prize of ₹5.25 crore as per the policy of the state government.
The Jaypee Greens Kalypso Court project has become the first stalled housing project in the state to be completed under the supervision of the UP RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority). The project got stalled after the developer couldn't complete it within the stipulated time frame. The promoter, Jaiprakash Associates Limited, has started giving possession of flats to 148 allottees in two towers in its township in Gautam Buddha Nagar.
After questioning mafioso-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad's second son Ali Ahmad during a day-long police remand, the Kareli police have recovered an illegal semi-automatic pistol used by Ali for assaulting property dealer Zeeshan aka Janu in December 2021. SHO of Kareli police station Arvind Gautam said the illegal firearm and two live ammunitions have been recovered from a deserted spot near Bakshi Modha Bridge on confession of Ali.