SC slams Raj’s bid to 'balkanise' India
SC expresses displeasure over the recent statements made by MNS chief, relating to the North Indians resulting in violence in Mumbai, reports Satya Prakash.
The Supreme Court on Friday expressed displeasure over the recent statements made by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray relating to the North Indians resulting in violence in Mumbai and other parts of the state.
"We understand the situation there and what is happening," a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan said.
"This is one country and we will not accept son of soil theory," the bench also comprising Justices RV Ravindran and Markandey Katju observed.
The bench, however, refused to pass any direction on two PILs relating to the incident.
The bench said since the matter primarily relates to law and order situation, it could be brought to the notice of the state government and petitioners could approach the Bombay High Court.
The incident took place in Dehri-on-Sone, an industrial township in western Bihar's Rohtas district. Police said they were yet to identify the girl. Witnesses said they saw two men on the bike with the young girl. She landed in front of a container truck that was behind the motorcycle and was crushed to death. The two men on the bike escaped. Dehri station house officer Rajiv Kumar said they were trying to identify the girl and the two men.
Carcasses of at least four Indo-Pacific Finless Porpoises with fins allegedly chopped off were found in the coastal district of East Midnapore in West Bengal on Friday. A team of biologists working along a stretch of a beach in East Midnapore found the carcasses. The most distinct feature of the finless porpoise is that it lacks a dorsal fin. Instead, it has large flippers on their sides.
This year's Krishna Janmashtami was celebrated with great fervour across Bengaluru, with many sharing photos and videos of the decorations and the pooja online. The Radio City Twitter handle also shared a video of the Iskcon's Akshaya Patra sewa, writing, “Iskcon's Akshaya Patra Taste of Bengaluru Check out this video as RJ Rajas introduces you to Iskcon's Akshaya Patra- Megha Kitchen, On this Krishna Janmashtami the temple makes it really special.”
Satbir Singh Gosal, 67, has been appointed vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. The Punjab government made an announcement to this effect on Friday. Also read: Punjab VB unearths vehicle fitness certificate scam at Sangrur RTA office Gosal was among 57 applicants and finally selected from among a panel of three. He was the director, research, at the university before he retired seven years ago.
June was a sad month for me because one of India's all-time great cricketers, Mithali Raj, retired from all forms of international cricket. In 1984, I was at an all-time low as a high school athlete. I was in Delhi at the time, and classmates dragged me to an international film festival where I watched “Chariots of Fire”, based on the life of British athletes Eric Lidell and Harold Abrahams.