Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: Muzaffarnagar

Thousands of farmers attend mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar ahead of UP Assembly polls

Farmers belonging to 300 organisations from UP, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka gathered for the rally. BKU's Rakesh Tikait said panchayats will be held across India.

Protesting farmers pelt stones, smear ink on BJP MLA’s car in UP’s Muzaffarnagar

In a purported video, MLA Umesh Malik was seen claiming that the attackers had affiliation to the BKU. According to the police, a case has been registered & several were booked.

Court accepts SIT closure report against BJP’s Sangeet Som in 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case

According to the prosecution, the SIT's closure report said no evidence could be found against Som, in a case of uploading an inflammatory video on social media ahead of the riots.

Not just farm laws — sugarcane price & delayed payments also causing anger in western UP

Anger over the sugarcane situation is resonating across the crop belt in western UP even as the farmers’ agitation around Delhi is fast spreading to this Jat dominated region.

Minor boys from NE sexually abused in UP’s Muzaffarnagar ashram, ‘godman’ & disciple arrested

10 boys rescued, sexual abuse of 4 confirmed. Police said Bhakti Bhushan Govind Maharaj, owner of Gaudiya Math in Muzaffarnagar also physically beat children at the ashram.

Police chargesheets 12 Tablighi Jamaat members from Nepal for violating lockdown norms in UP

According to the prosecution, the members of the Tablighi Jamaat have been charged under the IPC and the Epidemic Diseases Act.

‘UP police abused & thrashed us’, alleges family of dead gangrape victim in Muzaffarnagar

In their second allegation against police, the father of the victim who killed herself alleges officers ‘bribed’ by the accused. The police denied the charges.

Priyanka Gandhi visits Muzaffarnagar violence victims’ families, says she stands with them

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra made an unscheduled visit to Muzaffarnagar and claimed the police beat up children and a 7-month-pregnant woman.

46 persons served notices for damaging public property in Muzaffarnagar anti-CAA protest

Authorities found the accused ‘involved’ in vandalism during an anti-CAA protest on 20 December. They have been asked to reply by 9 January.

Panel to probe damage to public property during anti-CAA protests in Muzaffarnagar

40 cases of destruction of property have been registered and 73 people detained until now in connection with the anti-CAA protests in Muzaffarnagar.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
LIC headquarters in Mumbai

The LIC story — history, valuation & why its IPO, India’s biggest, matters for Modi govt

LIC IPO is supposed to be India's biggest-ever public issue. The government plans to sell anywhere between 5-10% stake in the insurer, which could fetch it around Rs 1 lakh crore.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.