Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: Haridwar

Haridwar court sends Yati Narsinghanand to 14-day judicial custody in Dharma Sansad case

Narsinghanand, the head priest of the Dasna temple in Ghaziabad, was picked up on Saturday night from Sarvanand Ghat of the Ganga.

UP priest Yati Narsinghanand arrested for ‘inflammatory’ speeches in Haridwar

This is the second arrest made by Haridwar Police after Jitendra Tyagi, alias Waseem Rizvi, former chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Central Shia Waqf board, was arrested Thursday.

SC wants Centre & Uttarakhand to respond in Haridwar ‘Dharam Sansad hate speech’ case

The apex court also issued notice to Delhi Police chief and took note of an event in Delhi last month where speakers allegedly made calls for 'genocide of Muslims to achieve ethnic cleansing'.

Haridwar ‘Dharam Sansad’ shows Modi is facing an internal threat from Sangh Parivar

As Modi’s OBC background grew more and more in public discourse, Mohan Bhagwat started spelling out his anti-reservation, anti-minority agendas.

TMC member Saket Gokhale under fire for crowdfunding ‘Rs 76 lakh’, claims it was ‘like salary’

Several Twitter users are calling for accountability for the alleged Rs 76 lakh raised by him through a crowdfunding account in 2019. He says this is ‘coordinated IT cell attacks’.

SIT to probe Dharma Sansad ‘hate speeches’; action against booked seers to be based on ‘findings’

Uttarakhand DGP says investigators ‘are examining whether charges made in the FIRs are arrestable or not, but accused will definitely be chargesheeted in court’.

Haridwar ‘hate-fest’ on Muslims contradicts PM’s words. Arbitrary use of State power’s a sign

Hindus need to understand that their faith is no shield against a predatory State. There are enough examples from history to bear this out.

Religion, politics, power & rage against Muslims: Heady world of seers at Haridwar’s akharas

Functioning of Haridwar's powerful akharas revolves around huge resources, and there have been instances of factional feuds. The seers not only wield political influence but also iPhones.

Muslim cleric-turned-Hindu Jitendra Tyagi, others booked for ‘hate speech’ at Haridwar meet

Haridwar Police said Jitendra Tyagi, who changed his name from Waseem Rizvi after converting to Hinduism, and others are facing charges for 'promoting enmity between different groups'.

‘If needed, we can kill them’ — Hindu seers issue call to arms against Muslims at Haridwar meet

Uttarakhand DGP says police scanning videos from 3-day ‘Dharma Sansad’ & ‘suitable action will be taken after that’. Participants included Yati Narsinghanand & ex-BJP Delhi spokesperson.

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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.