Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Hathras

‘Siddique Kappan had no work in Hathras’ — Allahabad HC rejects journalist’s bail plea

Justice Krishan Pahal says the prosecution's allegations of tainted money being used by the applicant and his colleagues for inciting violence cannot be ruled out.

After going viral with radio silence on TV, this IAS officer has found his voice on YouTube

During the Hathras episode, a video went viral of a journalist accusing IAS officer Prem Prakash Meena of misbehaviour. Now, he is seeking image change with Youtube tutorials.

WhatsApp chats & 36 ‘communal’ articles is what UP Police has against jailed journalist Kappan

Charge sheet against Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan and seven others was filed by UP Police in a Mathura court on 3 April. Court has taken cognisance, charges yet to be framed.

Siddique Kappan was in touch with top SIMI leaders, Mathura court says while denying bail

In a four-page order, court discusses the merits of the case in one page, says Kappan was in possession of literature related to banned SIMI.

Riots planned in Hathras after CAA plan failed: UP Police charge sheet against Kappan, 7 others

The charge sheet, filed by the UP Police's Special Task Force, says Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan and other accused were receiving funding from foreign sources, including Muscat.

Hathras man ‘shoots father of woman he molested in 2018’, CM Yogi wants NSA against accused

It was the father who filed a complaint against accused Gaurav Sharma when he allegedly molested his daughter. Sharma subsequently spent a brief stint in jail.

Rauf Shareef, accused of stirring unrest in Hathras, being brought to UP from Kerala

The Campus Front of India leader is being brought to Uttar Pradesh by plane after a court issued a production warrant in connection with the Hathras rape case.

Allahabad HC monitoring CBI probe into Hathras case as directed by SC, govt tells Rajya Sabha

Union minister Kishan Reddy said that since the UP Police was divested of the probe and CBI is carrying out the investigation, there would be no room for apprehensions at this stage.

Links showing dead woman as Hathras rape victim blocked— FB, Google, Twitter to Delhi HC

A man had contended that a photograph of his dead wife was being circulated on various social media platforms wrongly depicting her as the Hathras rape and murder victim.

Hathras DM among 16 IAS officers transferred in Uttar Pradesh

Hathras District Magistrate Praveen Kumar Laxkar, who had hit the headlines after the rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, will be the new district magistrate of Mirzapur.

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Narendra Modi | Wikimedia Commons

Revadi jibe shows Modi govt letting its insecurities do the talking, not economics

Why exactly should the Prime Minister be worried about the welfare model of an opposition party that barely controls two state governments?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.