The mobile internet and messaging services have been suspended in Saharanpur. According to the officials, this decision has been taken to maintain peace and ensure law and order and prevent rumour mongering in the violence-hit district of Uttar Pradesh.
Fresh violence was witnessed in Saharanpur in which three persons were injured, prompting the government to suspend the District Magistrate and the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP). The Divisional Commissioner and the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) were transferred in the wake of the continuing violence in this district of Uttar Pradesh which has been hit by caste-based clashes.
"In view of the present situation, CRPC section 144 has been invoked to control law and order. All telecom operators have been asked to suspend all forms of mobile internet and messeging services until further orders," N P Singh, outgoing district magistrate, said in an order.
"The decision has been taken to maintain peace and law and order," he said. However, the order is not binding on police and administrative officials. Those not following the order will be liable for action under section 188 of IPC, Singh said.
Late last night, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said strong action is being taken against all those responsible for the violence and appealed for calm.
Three Pakistani nationals were arrested by the Bengaluru Police on Thursday. These three have been staying in Bengaluru under false identities.
The Kumaraswamy police arrested Kiran Gulaam, Sameera and Kashif Shamsudeen along with one Indian national, Mohammed, said to be a native of Kerala. The three Pakistani nationals are said to be be from Karachi."Out of those arrested, three are suspected to be from Karachi and have entered India without proper travel documents. They have been living here for 9 months and have even created fake documents to identify themselves as Indian citizens," Praveen Sood, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru said. He added that Mohammed who worked in Qatar helped the three travel to India through Muscat and Kathmandu....
An Indian woman Uzma, who claimed she was forced into marriage with a Pakistani man at gunpoint has finally returned to India after she made a plea to return to her home country.
Uzma had sought refuge at the Indian High Commission in the Pakistan capital of Islamabad and returned on Thursday via the Wagah border till where she had been escorted by Pakistani security personnel.
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj welcomed Uzma in a tweet: Welcome home India's daughter. I am sorry for all that you have gone through.
Uzma - Welcome home India's daughter. I am sorry for all that you have gone through.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 25, 2017
According to Uzma's family, she had travelled to Pakistan earlier this month on vacation where Tahir Ali, whom she had met in Malaysia, forced her into marrying him. On May 12, she appealed to a court in Pakistan alleging that Tahir Ali had married her at gunpoint and that he harassed and intimidated her and had taken away her travel papers.
On Wednesday, the Islamabad High Court ruled in her favour and allowed her to return to India.
#WATCH Indian woman Uzma returns to India via Attari-Wagah border, she alleged she was forced to marry a Pakistani pic.twitter.com/x5FeEos6lS
— ANI (@ANI_news) May 25, 2017
Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday supported Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's move to join politics. Sinha also advised him not to join any political party, instead let others join him."Titanic Hero of Tamil Nadu and son of India - dearest Rajinikanth! Rise, Rise, Rise!! It's high time and the right time!. Nation is waiting with bated breath for Superstar Rajini's leap into constructive politics to shape the future of your people and nation," the BJP MP said in a series of tweets.Rajinikanth had earlier hinted that he may join politics at an appropriate time.The Patna Sahib MP, who was recently locked in a Twitter war with former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi over the Bharatiya Janata Party's stance on Rashtriya Janata Dal Chief Lalu Prasad and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of corruption, also suggested to the Tamil superstar not to join any political party."The people are with you and ready to join Superstar Rajini and instead of joining anyone, it is best when others join you," Sinha said."Hope, wish and pray that after consulting with your family, dear ones and experts, you take the right decision soon - sooner the better...," he added.Sinha said that as a friend, supporter and well wisher he would always stand by Rajinikanth and offered all sorts of support to guide him."You can bank on me. I'm bankable, dependable and available to you - anytime and every time. Regards to your family and long live Superstar Rajini," Sinha said....
Superstar Aamir Khan says it's unfair to compare his film "Dangal" with S.S. Rajamouli's "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" -- both of which have crossed collections of Rs 1500 crore at the box office worldwide -- as both of them have their own space."I am really happy that 'Dangal' is getting appreciated in China and all over the world. I don't think we should compare two films. 'Baahubali 2' is a very successful film. I haven't watched it yet but I am hearing a lot of good stuff about it from everyone around me. I would like to congratulate Rajamouli and his entire team," Aamir said here on Wednesday."I feel we shouldn't make a comparison between 'Dangal' and 'Baahubali 2' because both films are good in their own space and above all both films are Indian films which are making its mark all over the world. I am very proud of 'Baahubali' as well," he added on the sidelines of the grand premiere of Sachin Tendulkar's "Sachin: A Million Dreams"."Dangal" got a new lease of life after it released in China a few weeks ago. Aamir was a popular Bollywood face in China thanks to the success of "3 Idiots" and "PK"....
Armed miscreants looted a family, killed one of its members and molested 4 women near Jewar in Uttar Pradesh early on Thursday morning, police said.The incident occurred some 60 km from Noida on the Jewar-Bulandshahr highway around 1.30 a.m. when eight members, including four women, of a Greater Noida-based family was headed to Bulandshahr to visit an ailing relative in a hospital there. The victims said five miscreant forced them to stop the car by shooting at its tyres. They then molested and attempted to rape the women present. On resisting, the attackers shot Shakeel Qureshi, who died. The victims were also looted of their valuables and cash."We are hunting down the criminals. No one has been arrested so far. The statements of the family members have been recorded," a senior police official said.According to the senior officials of Uttar Pradesh Police, the incident occurred on the highway, about two kilometres from Jewar towards Bulandshahr.Several such crimes, including murders and gangrapes, have been reported in the past on the same route and the specific location around Jewar in Gautam Buddh Nagar district, and around Bulandshahr....
Watch: Arvind Kejriwal Performs 'Sewa' At Golden Temple To Seek Forgiveness
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July 18 , 2016 , 09:04 IST
[caption id="attachment_207195" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal cleaned utensils at a community kitchen as he and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders performed 'sewa' (voluntary religious service) inside the Golden Temple complex here on Monday.[/caption]
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal cleaned utensils at a community kitchen as he and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders performed 'sewa' (voluntary religious service) inside the Golden Temple complex here on Monday.
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Accompanied by senior party leaders, including Ashish Khetan, lawyer H.S.Phoolka, AAP MPs Bhagwant Mann and Sadhu Singh, actors and AAP members Gul Panag and Gurpreet Ghuggi and others, Kejriwal arrived at the Golden Temple complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines 'Harmandar Sahib' is situated.
The move by Kejriwal to come here was to seek forgiveness for AAP's political gaffe after the party's 'Youth manifesto' carried a picture of 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as the Golden Temple, along with AAP election symbol of 'broom'.
"While releasing the 'Youth Manifesto' of the party, we had committed some mistakes unintentionally. To seek forgiveness, we have done sewa at Darbar Sahib," Kejriwal, who remained inside the shrine complex for nearly one hour, told media after performing service at the shrine.
Sporting a white handkerchief to cover his head and with folded hands, Kejriwal went around the shrine complex, offered prayers and later cleaned utensils at the 'Langar' hall, the community kitchen which serves food to over one lakh people in a single day.
Kejriwal and others also partook of langar (community food).
The AAP, and Kejriwal, faced criticism from the Sikh community, Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and radical Sikh organisations for the goof-up. Protests were held against the AAP.
This was Kejriwal's second visit to the Sikh shrine within 15 days. He had begun his three-day Punjab tour on July 3 by offering prayers at the same shrine. It was immediately after his visit that Kejriwal released the party's controversial 'Youth manifesto' here, 250 km from Chandigarh.
AAP leader Ashish Khetan was also booked by the Punjab Police on charge of hurting religious sentiments of the Sikhs by equating the manifesto with Guru Granth Sahib, the Bible and the Gita. Apologies by Khetan and the AAP over both controversies were rejected by the Akali Dal, opposition Congress and the SGPC.
The AAP gaffe gave political fodder to the Akali Dal, Congress and others to corner the party just months ahead of assembly elections in Punjab which are likely to be held in February next year. The AAP is posing serious challenge to both parties in Punjab.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy and son Sukhbir Singh Badal had accused the AAP leaders of "hurting the religious sentiments of the Sikhs" through their actions.
The Chief Ministerhad said the "atrocious act" of displaying a picture of the temple on the cover of the AAP 'Youth manifesto' along with a picture of broom was "blasphemy".
Akali Dal President Sukhbir Badal too said that the AAP and its leadership was a "bunch of outsiders who don't have any inkling of the culture and traditions of Punjab."
Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh had questioned Kejriwal for seeking forgiveness 15 days after committing the mistake.