Kolkata: In West Bengal's Birbhum district — where incidents of political killings and allegations of corruption against the Trinamool Congress made headlines since 2011, when it dislodged the Left Front government — the burly 62-year-old Anubrata Mondal hardly appeared the strongman he was made out to be when the Central Bureau of Investigation arrested him on Thursday in the cattle scam case.
The Congress's Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Saturday dismissed the speculation on him being viewed as a frontrunner in the race for the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister post. Apart from Sukhu, Mandi MP Pratibha Singh and former leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri were being viewed as frontrunners, HT had reported earlier. Speaking to reporters on Saturday Sukhu also took a swipe at the BJP. Rajiv Shukla told reporters.
When Bhupendra Patel's name was announced as a replacement for Vijay Rupani in 2021, it came as a surprise to party leaders as well. The party under Bhupen Patel's leadership won 156 seats which secured a straight second term for Bhupendra Patel as the chief minister. The 60-year-old is also known for his impressive decision-making power. Bhupendra Patel was the first Kadva Patel to become a chief minister.
The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a charge sheet against eight accused in the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission alleged paper leak case, said a release by the agency on Friday. The charge sheet was filed in the court of a special judge at Yupia in Arunachal Pradesh in connection with the investigation of the alleged leakage of the question paper of the examination conducted by APPSC for the post of assistant engineer (civil).
Rishabh Pant's Dream 11 ad draws flak from musicians; 'You look like a fool' An advertisement featuring cricketer Rishabh Pant has created a stir on social media after classical musicians Kaushiki Chakraborty, Purbayan Chatterjee issued statements expressing their strong disapproval of the advertisement which insulted Indian classical music, the artistes claimed. A bench of justices Ajay Rastogi and Bela Trivedi will hear the matter.
Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday morning condemned the RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) attack on a police station in Punjab's Tarn Taran, and said those responsible would be caught. Unknown individuals attacked the police station in Tarn Taran's Sarhali with a RPG at 11.22 pm on Friday, police sources confirmed this morning. Sources told news agency PTI the grenade did not actually explode.
The Supreme Court is set to hear Bilkis Bano's petition - challenging the early release of rape convicts - on December 13. A bench of justices Ajay Rastogi and Bela Trivedi will hear the matter. The release of the convicts in August had triggered nationwide outrage. Bilkis Bano had moved the top court against the release on November 30.
The Army is not being fair to women officers, remarked the Supreme Court on Friday as it failed to find a justification behind the Army conducting a selection board for promoting male officers in October while holding up the seniority of women officers who got permanent commissions by the court's intervention till additional posts are created.
Andhra Pradesh leader YS Sharmila - for the second day - continued her hunger strike against Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, popularly known as KCR. This came hours after a clash between her, the YSRTP party workers and cops was caught on camera. YS Sharmila is the sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Reddy. She was detained amid huge protests. She has been waging the battle against KCR for several days now.
Some unknown miscreants attacked Sarhali police station in Punjab's Tarn Taran with a rocket-propelled grenade during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, police sources said. Sarhali came under attack at around 1am on Saturday, said police. The rocket was recovered from the police station. This is the second such incident in Punjab in the last seven months where the police station was attacked with a rocket.
Trinamool's Saket Gokhale who was arrested twice in three days for his tweet over the Morbi bridge collapse on Saturday said BJP is 'hilariously mistaken' if they think that this would break him. "I'm only going to come at them harder," the Trinamool leader who was granted bail on Friday said the case filed against him was frivolous as he only 'shared' a tweet made by someone else.
The Twitter handle of the YSR Congress Party - which is ruling in Andhra Pradesh- has been hacked with multiple bizarre posts put out over the last few hours. At the time this report was published, the account was still not restored. The pinned post on the account pertained to cryptocurrency with the photo of Elon Musk, the new Twitter CEO. Several posts were reposted from other handles.
The Kerala High Court has come down heavily on the state administration over a curfew for girls studying at a government-run medical college in Kozhikode, demanding to know why restrictions applied to girls when 'men... create more trouble'. No such rules were announced for male students. The case has been listed for further hearing next Thursday.
An advertisement featuring cricketer Rishabh Pant has created a stir on social media after classical musicians Kaushiki Chakraborty, Purbayan Chatterjee issued statements expressing their strong disapproval of the advertisement which insulted Indian classical music, the artistes claimed. The advertisement was launched during T20 World Cup 2022. In the Dream 11 advertisement, Rishabh Pant is shown as a failed musician had he not been a cricketer.
State capital Chennai and nearby areas in Chengalpattu district received heavy rainfall. Initial estimates say 100 trees have fallen and power supply has been affected in five areas. Roads closed in the city, such as the Kamarajar Salai that runs along the Marina Beach and leads to the Chennai Central railway station, were also re-opened. There were also photographs of uprooted trees and flooded roads from the posh Nungambakkam residential area of the city.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the family of the eight-year-old boy who died after falling in a borewell in the state's Betul area, about 170 km from the capital city of Bhopal. The eight-year-old fell into the borewell on December 6 and the rescue operations were launched soon after. Despite massive efforts, Tanmay Sahu could not be saved.