North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) [India], February 21 (ANI): Trinamool Congress workers allegedly hurled bombs and attacked the BJP’s Poribartan Yatra in Basirhat, North 24 Parganas on Saturday.
“TMC workers attacked us during the yatra. A BJP worker has sustained injuries,” a local BJP leader said.
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said that the attack was orchestrated to create terror in people’s minds.
“TMC workers attacked and hurled bombs today at Poriborton Yatra held at Minakha, Basirhat, North 24 Parganas. An orchestrated and planned attack to create terror in people’s mind. People of Paschim Banga will put in their mandate at the right time,” he said.
Meanwhile, BJP workers allegedly damaged a TMC office in Minakha area of Basirhat following an attack on their Poribartan Yatra earlier today.
“BJP goons attacked a milk van also,” a TMC worker said.
Elections for 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal are scheduled to take place this year.
In the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, out of the 294 seats, Congress had managed to win 44 seats while the Left Front bagged 33 seats. The ruling TMC secured 211 seats and BJP had won 3 seats.
The BJP has emerged as a strong contender in the state after securing 18 Lok Sabha seats in 2019 general elections. (ANI)
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Odisha: Elephant tusks seized from Mayurbhanj, 2 held
Mayurbhanj (Odisha) [India], February 27 (ANI): Two persons were arrested in Mayurbhanj for possessing elephant tusks, according to the police official on Friday.
“We have recovered 8 pieces of elephant tusk weighing 44.9 kgs from the possession of two persons. We have seized their bike,” said Santosh Joshi, District Forest Officer.
“Further investigations are underway,” he said. (ANI)
Temperatures in parts of northwest India soar by 6-7 degrees Celsius above normal
New Delhi [India], February 27 (ANI): Temperatures in various parts of northwest India have increased by 6-7 degrees Celsius above normal, according to the World Meteorological Organization on Saturday.
“Parts of northwest India have seen daytime temperatures 6-7 degrees Celsius above normal over Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi,” informed WMO.
Odisha also witnessed a rise in temperature. The state broke the record of last 10 years.
“Bhubaneswar in the eastern Indian state of Odisha recorded temp of 40.4 degree Celsius today, second-highest temperature for February in the past 10 years,” stated WMO.
Similarly, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday tweeted, “The temperatures are above normal by 4-6 degrees Celsius over most parts of Northwest India and adjoining parts of Central and East India. It is likely to continue during the next 3 days and then fall by 2-4 degrees subsequently.” (ANI)
Metro services on Bengaluru’s purple line to be curtailed on Feb 28
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], February 27 (ANI): Metro services on Bengaluru’s purple line will be curtailed on February 28, according to the official on Friday.
“There will be curtailment of metro services on Bengaluru’s purple line on Feb 28 due to civil maintenance work,” informed the Chief Public Relation Officer of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited.
“The services will be effected between Baiyappanahalli and MG Road metro stations from 7 am to 9 am,” the statement added.
Trains on Bengaluru’s Namma Metro resumed operations from September 7, 2020, between 8-11 am and 4:30-7:30 pm with a frequency of five minutes.
According to a release by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited, while trains on the purple line resumed from September 7, those on the green line ran from September 9 onwards. (ANI)
Rear Admiral Sanjay Sharma takes over as Admiral Superintendent, Naval Ship Repair Yard in Kochi
Kochi (Kerala) [India], February 27 (ANI): Rear Admiral Sanjay Sharma took over as Admiral Superintendent, Naval Ship Repair Yard (Kochi) from Rear Admiral Deepak Bansal, VSM on Friday.
“Before assuming charge, Rear Admiral Sharma paid floral tributes at the memorial of ‘The Unknown Worker’,” read the press release by the Ministry of Defence.
Rear Admiral Sanjay Sharma was commissioned in the Indian Navy on August 1, 1986. Prior to this appointment, the flag Officer has held various important appointments at Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence, Advanced Technology Vessel Program and Headquarters Eastern Naval Command at Visakhapatnam.
The incumbent Rear Admiral Deepak Bansal, who spent fourteen months at the helm of Naval Ship Repair Yard (Kochi), would assume charge as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air Materiel) at Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Navy). (ANI)
FIR lodged after opposition leaders protest outside Himachal Pradesh Governor’s office
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], February 27 (ANI): An FIR has been lodged against five MLAs after several opposition leaders on Friday protested outside Himachal Pradesh Governor’s Bandaru Dattatraya office. Following this incident.
As per the visuals, Opposition leaders protested and tried to stop the Governor outside Himachal Pradesh Assembly.
An FIR has been registered against five suspended MLAs in Boileauganj Police Station of Shimla in the matter.
Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Friday morning suspended 5 MLAs – LoP Mukesh Agnihotri, Harshwardhan Chauhan, Satpal Raizada, Sunder Singh Thakur and Vinay Kumar till March 20.
This comes after Opposition leaders protested and tried to stop Governor outside Assembly.
In a bid to remain politically alive, the Congress leaders are desperately trying to find issues against the Himachal Pradesh government, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on February 19 in a statement.
The Chief Minister had addressed the concluding session of the state BJP Executive Committee meeting at Dharamshala in Kangra district yesterday and said that opposition is directionless, leaderless and issueless in the state. (ANI)
Goa CM says he is monitoring situation closely following rise in COVID-19 cases
Panaji (Goa) [India], February 27 (ANI): Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday took cognizance of the rising number of COVID-19 cases and assured that he is monitoring the situation closely.
“The rising COVID-19 cases is a cause of concern. Our government is monitoring the situation closely. I request the citizens to not fall prey to rumours of lockdown,” said Goa CM.
On February 24, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) deputed high-level multi-disciplinary teams to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir for supporting them in public health measures for targeted COVID response and management.
According to the official release, the three-member multidisciplinary teams will work closely with the states and UT administration and ascertain the reasons for the recent surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. They will also coordinate with health authorities of the states and UT for requisite COVID19 control measures to break the chain of transmission.
The health ministry has advised states and UTs for regular critical review of the emerging situation with concerned district officials to ensure that gains made so far in COVID management are not lost. (ANI)
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