CPI distances from Gurudas remark on JPC
The CPI on Sunday backtracked on a statement made by its Leader in the Lok Sabha Gurudas Dasgupta that the party is withdrawing its demand for a JPC probe into the 2G Spectrum scam.
The CPI central secretariat issued a statement contradicting Dasgupta. The party, however, claimed that Dasgupta was “thoroughly misquoted”.
“What he said was that while not withdrawing the demand of JPC, while fighting for JPC to find out the multidimensional loot, We think Parliament should allow to discuss not only JPC but also other important people's issues,” the statement said.
On Saturday, Dasgupta had told reporters, “We are withdrawing our demand for JPC... but to hold up Parliament for only one demand is wrong... “Parliament must meet, must discuss, Parliament hold up should not continue.”
CPI(M) Parliamentary party leader Basudev Acharia said the party could not withdraw the demand for a JPC but will see that Parliament was not disrupted. "Our general secretary Prakash Karat has made our position very much clear that we will continue to ask for JPC...but we will see that the House is not disrupted,” Acharia said.
Bengaluru may have topped the Union government's Ease of Living Index last year, but Karnataka's capital city fared the worst among Indian cities in the Economic Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Global Livability Index 2022, which was released on June 24. Bengaluru's position in Global Livability Index 2022 For the first time, a total of five Indian cities featured on the list; before 2022, only Delhi and Mumbai were featured.
Mumbai has been witnessing heavy rain amid monsoon arrival. As downpour lashed the city on Monday, Mumbai witnessed scenes of waterlogging in several areas. Waterlogging was also reported in the city's Sion area, which disrupted normal life. Waterlogging was also seen at Khandeshwar Railway Station in Navi Mumbai as commuters navigated their way through ankle-deep waters. The weather department has issued an orange alert warning of heavy rain in Mumbai for the next few days.
Panipat police have arrested a man for making a ransom call to a local commission agent by posing as a member of Kala Jatheri gang. He had demanded Rs 10 lakh extortion money from the commission agent. The accused has been identified as Ajay of Budha Khera village in Jind. The police said that they have now arrested three persons, including Ajay, Sunil alias Sahil and Akhil, in this case.
Karnal police claimed to have busted a gang involved in theft of copper wires from transformers with the arrest of four of its members. The police said that they have recovered 2.5 quintal of copper wires, one illegal pistol, and three motorcycles from their possession. The accused have been identified as Bilal and Amjad alias Biaggi of Yamunanagar, Vasim Akram of Saharanpur, and Tahir of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.
Karnal police on Monday said they have arrested a Punjab-based man for his alleged involvement in writing pro-Khalistan slogans on the walls of two education institutions in the city on June 20. The arrested man has been identified as Manjeet of Duladi village in Patiala. A police spokesperson said another accused, a resident of Barnala, Resham Singh was arrested by a team led by Assandh ASP Rajpurohit from Gurditpur village of Patiala on Sunday.