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Evening briefing: BJP slams DMK MP's 'Gaumutra' remark; U'khand mulls tunnel construction SOP; all latest news

Dec 05, 2023 06:33 PM IST

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Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Tuesday slammed Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP DNV Senthilkumar S over his remark calling the Hindi heartland states as ‘Gaumutra’ states, saying that it is a “disrespect” of the ‘Sanatani’ tradition. The DMK MP's statement was in reference to BJP's victory in three states - Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh - in the recently concluded assembly election. “DMK will soon get to know the benefits of 'Gaumutra'. They are very well aware that this will not be tolerated by the people of the country. Anyone who tries to play with the sentiments of the country will get a befitting reply from the public,” Lekhi told the media. Dig Deeper

Union culture minister Meenakshi Lekhi (HT File)
Union culture minister Meenakshi Lekhi (HT File)

The Uttarakhand government will come up with standard operating procedures (SOPs) that need to be followed during the construction and maintenance of tunnels in light of the Silkyara incident in Uttarkashi. Uttarakhand Disaster Management secretary Dr Ranjit Kumar Sinha confirmed the development and said, “We are examining the Silkyara tunnel incident, its causes, and safety gaps to introduce SOPs for the construction of tunnels to avoid such incidents in future.” He said, “The SOPs, once introduced, would be applicable to state, central and joint projects in the state.” Dig Deeper

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There is quite some ambivalence over the future of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in T20I cricket. India have already begun their preparations for the T20 World Cup next year in June with a 4-1 series win against Australia, however, both their stalwarts have increased their period of hiatus from the shortest format, having last played in the semifinal loss against England in 2022 T20 World Cup. However, while most have raised the question of 'when', for former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, it more a 'whether', which resulted into him and Irfan Pathan being at loggerheads. Speaking to Star Sports, Manjrekar admitted that while he understood that India are desperate to end their ICC trophy drought, he feels the return of Rohit and Kohli to T20I cricket should depend entirely on their form in the format. He explained that while Kohli will have to prove himself against the likes of the young batters who were picked for the Australia series, Rohit will be in competition with Hardik Pandya. Dig Deeper

 

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