Reacting to Gen Bipin Rawat’s decision to honour Major Leetul Gogoi, who had tied a man on the bonnet of his vehicle in Kashmir as a ‘human shield’ against stone-pelters, Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala on Tuesday said the Army chief has the right to give commendation certificate to soldiers as per operational requirement. This comes three days after Congress’s Punjab CM Amarinder Singh’s article advocated a distinguished services medal for the officer.
EVEN AS the Congress on Wednesday criticised the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over multiple instances of attacks on Dalits in Saharanpur, there is disquiet within over what many leaders believe is the party’s “failure” to recognise the enormity of the issue and respond politically.
Rahul Gandhi Wednesday met nearly 100 tribal leaders with allegiance to the party and discussed issues concerning tribals such as mining and implementation of the forest rights Act. Sources said a national conference of tribals could be convened soon.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao lashed out at Amit Shah on Wednesday, saying the BJP president blatantly lied about central government assistance to the state. Taking umbrage at Shah’s comments that the ruling TRS government was not implementing the Centre’s welfare schemes, KCR demanded that Shah apologise for what he said on May 22 in Nalgonda district.
EVEN AS the Congress on Wednesday criticised the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over attacks on Dalits in Saharanpur, there is disquiet within over what many leaders believe is the party’s “failure” to recognise the enormity of the issue and respond politically. Questions are also being raised on why Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has not visited Saharanpur so far.
A two-member Pakistani team that was supposed to attend a SAARC training programme in Gandhinagar skipped the event amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated the three-day seminar-cum-training programme titled ‘application of space technology in monitoring and managing risks’ Wednesday. He also inaugurated SAARC’s disaster management center (SDMC).
The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed the Central and the Uttar Pradesh governments to file their response on a petition seeking disqualification of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya for not vacating their parliamentary posts.
A Delhi Metro train was evacuated at Rajiv Chowk station around 10 am on Wednesday after reports of minor smoke from its air conditioning. The passengers were accommodated in another train while the train with faulty AC was sent to the depot for further analysis and investigation, as reported by news agency.
Uzma, the Indian woman, who alleged that she was forced to marry a Pakistani man, has been given the permission to travel to India, Pakistani news outlet Geo News reported on Wednesday.
The rescue mission for the missing Sukhoi-30 aircraft, which had two officers of the IAF on board, has been halted for now due to bad weather conditions, reported news agency on Wednesday. The fighter jet went missing after take-off from the Tezpur IAF base in Assam during a routine training sortie on Tuesday morning.