Tuesday, February 27, 2024

“Trinamool Leader Arrested Amid Sandeshkhali Land Grab Scandal”

In a significant development amidst the ongoing unrest in Sandeshkhali, North 24 Parganas district, Trinamool Congress leader Ajit Maity has been arrested by the West Bengal Police on charges of land grabbing from local villagers. Maity, known to be closely associated with absconding TMC figure Shahjahan Sheikh, was apprehended on Sunday evening from the residence of a civic volunteer following a series of complaints.

“Bengaluru Faces Water Crisis: Long Queues and Rising Costs Amid 24-Hour Supply Cut”

As Bengaluru grapples with a severe water crisis exacerbated by dwindling reservoir levels and receding groundwater, residents face the prospect of a 24-hour water supply cut commencing Tuesday. With over 200 talukas in the state declared drought-hit, the city's water board finds itself compelled to divert resources from depleted sources towards meeting essential water needs.

“Navy Chief: BrahMos Now Main Weapon with ₹19,000 Crore Deal Approval”

In a significant move towards bolstering its defense capabilities and promoting indigenous manufacturing, the Indian Navy has announced that the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will now serve as its primary weapon system. Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar made this declaration following the clearance of a ₹19,000 crore deal by the Cabinet Committee on Security, paving the way for the acquisition of over 200 BrahMos missiles.

“Assam Government Nears Final Bill to Ban Polygamy Following Strong Public Support”

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"Assam Government Nears Final Bill to Ban Polygamy Following Strong Public Support"

The Assam government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, is poised to introduce a bill in the state assembly by December to outlaw polygamy. Sarma recently revealed that the bill’s finalization will take approximately 45 days. This decision follows the reception of 149 suggestions from the public regarding the proposed legislation to prohibit the practice of marrying multiple spouses.

According to Sarma, of the 149 received suggestions, 146 have expressed support for the bill, indicating substantial public backing. In contrast, three organizations have expressed opposition to the proposed legislation. The government is now set to advance to the next phase, which entails finalizing the bill over the next 45 days.

Addressing the matter of “Love Jihad,” Sarma stated that certain provisions would be added to the bill to address this issue. Love Jihad is a term used in certain quarters to describe an alleged campaign where Muslim men are accused of pretending to be in love with non-Muslim women to convert them to Islam.

The process of banning polygamy in Assam began when the state government issued a public notice on August 21, seeking public opinions on the matter. The notice requested citizens to submit their views by August 30 via email or post. Additionally, an expert committee was established to assess whether the state legislature had the authority to enact such a law, and the committee confirmed that it was indeed within the state’s legislative competence.

Sarma also touched upon the issue of withdrawing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state. The AFSPA is a controversial act that grants special powers to the Indian Armed Forces to maintain public order in “disturbed areas.” The chief minister explained that a decision regarding AFSPA’s withdrawal would require deliberation with the Union government, and discussions on this matter are planned for the coming month.

Sources By Agencies

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