Harivansh Narayan Singh, the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, is set to lose his position. According to sources in the Janata Dal (United), Singh would soon be asked by the JD(U) to demit the constitutional office. With his party JD(U) out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) now, the BJP will appoint one of its own Rajya Sabha members in his place.
Singh was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2014 by the JD(U) and was elected Deputy Chairman of the Upper House of Parliament as an NDA candidate in 2018, defeating Congress candidate BK Hariprasad. He was elected to the constitutional office again in September 2020 after the JD(U) returned him to the Rajya Sabha that year.
Speaking to The Daily Guardian, sources said that, amid the change of government in Bihar, if any politician who is in a tight spot it is the journalist-turned politician from Ranchi. Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh, the national president of the JD(U), while interacting with reporters in Patna on Thursday said that he had spoken to Singh regarding the political changes in the state. “Harivansh ji told me he is with Nitish Kumar,” said Singh. Another politician who is set to be booted out is the BJP legislator from Lakhisarai, Vijay Kumar Sinha, who is Speaker of Bihar Assembly. Fifty-five MLAs of the Grand Alliance on Wednesday submitted a no confidence notice against him, which has been sent to the Secretary of the state Assembly.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who has made his displeasure known with the conduct of Sinha many times in the past, told journalists on Thursday that the “Speaker should decide whether to continue in the chair or quit”.
The no trust motion moved against Sinha would be taken up for discussion during the two-day special session of state legislature on 24 August in the assembly and on 25 August in the council.
In the meanwhile, there is some tussle for important portfolios in the Cabinet, which is slated for expansion during the special session of the Assembly, between the JD(U) and RJD. Nitish has turned down RJD’s demand for home portfolio. Now, the RJD has demanded the post of the Speaker as per the power sharing agreements, sources said.
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Karnataka: Three dead after house wall collapsed due to heavy rain in Raichur
In Karnataka’s Raichur district, a family’s house wall collapsed due to heavy rains, killing three family members—including a child—officials said on Monday.
According to the officials, the incident happened in Kurdi village in Manavi taluk of Raichur district on Sunday night, and the deceased have been identified as Paramesh, 45, Jayamma, 40, and Bharat. 4.
The houses’ walls in Manavi Taluk, according to the police, have crumbled as a result of the three days of relentless rain.
“The family was asleep when the building collapsed. We were informed about the neighbours, and with the help of locals, we searched the debris, but all of them died on the spot,” said a senior district police officer.
Four women perished while crossing a bridge in the Koppala district of Karnataka late on Saturday night as a result of heavy rainfall.
According to residents, the women labourers were returning from work and trying to cross the submerged bridge at Sankanur village in Yellaburagi of Koppala when the incident took place.
“The women had gone to work in the morning hours, and returned by the evening. While returning, they thought that if they wait any longer, the water levels might increase. They held hands and tried to cross the bridge. Most of them managed to cross over, but the four victims have swept away. We tried to save them but failed,” said a resident, who didn’t wish to be named.
The villagers attempted to rescue the victims, but unfortunately, they could not be saved. The villagers requested that I should give my word that the bridge work will be completed soon. The proposal is already before the government, and I will get it approved as soon as possible,” the resident added.
Fresh weather forecast suggested that Karnataka may have some rainfall beginning in October.
According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), scattered to widespread very light to moderate rains are forecast over south interior Karnataka and Malnad districts, while isolated heavy rains are probable over north interior Karnataka and coastal areas.
Additionally, a yellow alert was issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for the following districts: Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Belagavi, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Koppala, Raichur, Ballari, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Hassan, Shivamogga, and Kodagu.
Important notice for Round 1 reporting candidates: NEET UG 2022 Counselling
Important notice for NEET UG 2022 Counselling has been released by the Directorate General of Health Services. The notice has been released for those candidates who have reported to Round 1 schedule. Candidates can check the official notice on the official site of MCC at mcc.nic.in.Candidates who have joined the colleges can resign the seat of Round 1 starting from 3 October to 10 October, 2022, as per the official notice.The resignation letter of the candidate should be generated online by the allotted college, failing which the resignation will be treated as ‘Null & Void’. In such a case, candidate will be deemed to occupy the seat still, and rules of Round-2 will apply. In case candidate is resigning by sending email to college, s/he should make sure that they receive Resignation Letter generated through online portal of MCC, any offline resignation/letter is not permissible.Further more, Round-1 joined candidates who neither participate in Round-2 nor resign the seat of Round-1 will be considered part of Round-2 after the stipulated time. For more related details candidates can check the official site of MCC.
While in J&K, Amit Shah visits Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine
Union Home Minister, Amit Shah is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. During his visit to the union territory, he visited the famous Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine which is situated on top of Trikuta hills on Tuesday on the occasion of Maha Navmi. Maha Navmi is seen as the concluding day of the nine-day Navratri celebrations.
Shah will fly to the border district of Rajouri to address a public rally after leaving the shrine. On Monday, Shah also met many people from varied communities like Pahari, Gujjar, Rajput and Bakarwal.
To assess the security situation and take part in public meetings, the home minister has arrived in the union territory. The minister will attend the security meeting on Wednesday along with the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, as well as senior members of the Army, paramilitary forces, and state police. Shah will also lay the cornerstones for several projects in Srinagar before his stay is over.
Several organisational meetings are on the cards for Shah, including the state core group meeting and meeting with party MPs and MLAs.
This is the second visit by Amit Shah to Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 by the Modi govt in 2019.
Part-time jobs scam: Bengaluru ED raids Chinese app companies, seizing Rs. 6 crore
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided another Chinese platform promising part-time jobs as part of a campaign against fraudulent Chinese apps and seized Rs. 6 cr. The Karnataka city of Bengaluru served as the app’s headquarters.
At least 12 different places in Bengaluru were the targets of the raids. The software allegedly defrauded young people using the smartphone app “Keepsharer.” The software solicited money from young people while making part-time work promises.
In accordance with section 17 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, the ED carried out the searches and seizures. The money obtained through fraud was transferred from the bank accounts of various businesses with headquarters in Bengaluru, turned into cryptocurrency, and then sent to cryptocurrency exchanges in China. Chinese individuals were in charge of all transactions using phones and WhatsApp groups.
According to an ED statement, the Chinese nationals allegedly implicated in the scam employed many Indian nationals in a variety of roles, including directors, interpreters, and HR managers. An FIR filed in South CEN Police Station, Bengaluru City, served as the foundation for the ED’s money laundering probe.
“Investigation under PMLA revealed that gullible public mostly youth were cheated by some Chinese persons through a mobile App namely “Keepsharer” which promised them to give part time job and collected money from them. These Chinese persons formed companies in India and recruited many Indians as directors, translators (for translating Mandarin to English and vice versa), HR Manager and Telecallers. They obtained the documents of Indian people and opened bank accounts by using their documents. The accused Chinese people developed a mobile app in the name of “Keepsharer” and started its advertisement through WhatsApp and Telegram by offering part-time job opportunities to the youth,” ED said in a statement.
Six of the 92 accused, who were in command of the entire scam, are Chinese and Taiwanese citizens, according to the police chargesheet.
Mulayam Singh Yadav is still in serious condition, admitted to ICU
Mulayam Singh Yadav, the patriarch of the Samajwadi Party is still in serious condition. He is admitted to the ICU of Medanta hospital of Gurugram. A
Sharing the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister’s health update on Tuesday, Medanta hospital said Yadav is being treated by a comprehensive team of specialists.
The announcement from the hospital comes a day after the Samajwadi Party on Sunday said its 82-year-old patriarch’s health had deteriorated.
“Respected Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) is admitted to the ICU. His condition is stable. It is a humble request to all of you not to come to the hospital. Information about his health will be given from time to time,” the SP had written on its official Twitter handle on Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had also spoken to Akhilesh Yadav to enquire about his father’s health.
Bengaluru hotel housekeeper peeks into bathroom as female guest takes bath, held
In a startling occurrence, a hotel housekeeper in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, was observed peering into a female guest’s bathroom as she was taking a shower. The incident happened on September 30. The accused has now been detained by police.
The accused has been identified as Pawalus Kheria, a Bellandur resident who is originally from West Bengal. The victim, who was 22 years old, had been residing in the Bellandur hotel since September 28 with her parents.
The victim reported seeing someone peering at her through the ventilator while she was taking a bath at about 9 a.m. in her police complaint. According to a Times of India article, the girl claimed she left right away and told her parents.
The victim just finished her engineering degree and was hired by an IT company. The girl travelled to Bengaluru to work for the business.
The victim thinks the defendant may have taken a video of her in the restroom. Kheria was identified when staff members were questioned after the girl complained to hotel management about the incident.
A canteen employee at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) was detained in a related incident on September 18 for reportedly peering into the women’s dormitory bathroom. The situation came to light after a student reported the cafeteria employees to Powai police for allegedly peeping inside the dormitory restroom.
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