Wednesday, February 28, 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.

“Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi of Shielding Adani, Clarifies Stance on Sharad Pawar’s Meeting”

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Rahul Gandhi Clarifies Stance on Sharad Pawar's Meeting with Gautam Adani, Accuses PM Modi of Protecting Adani

Rahul Gandhi, a Member of Parliament from the Indian National Congress, has responded to queries surrounding Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar’s recent meeting with industrialist Gautam Adani. During a press conference, Rahul Gandhi clarified that he did not question Sharad Pawar about his interactions with Adani, emphasizing that Sharad Pawar is not the Prime Minister of India.

Rahul Gandhi’s remarks come following the inauguration of a plant in Gujarat, where Sharad Pawar’s presence alongside Adani raised questions, particularly in light of the India Against Corruption (INDIA) bloc’s demands for an investigation into Adani’s business dealings. Rahul Gandhi pointed out that it is Prime Minister Modi who he holds accountable for allegedly protecting Adani, particularly in response to a recent Financial Times report that suggests overpricing in Adani’s coal imports.

Gandhi highlighted the Financial Times’ report, which raises concerns about the ‘mystery of Adani’s coal import’ and its impact on electricity prices in India. According to him, electricity prices are surging due to Adani’s alleged overpricing. He stressed that the public is paying more for electricity, with an estimated ₹32,000 crore attributed to Adani’s overpricing. Rahul Gandhi contended that such a situation is unlikely without the protection of Prime Minister Modi.

He criticized the lack of investigation into these allegations and called for transparency and accountability. Rahul Gandhi questioned why PM Modi has not addressed these issues and emphasized that it appears Adani is being shielded at the highest levels of the government.

Rahul Gandhi’s comments further drew attention to the ongoing investigations into Adani’s dealings in other countries and expressed concern about India seemingly providing unrestricted support to the industrialist.

Additionally, Rahul Gandhi asserted that the issue is not just about Adani but rather a matter of theft, stressing that anyone involved in such a significant financial discrepancy should face a thorough probe.

Regarding future actions, he suggested that Congress-ruled states that provide subsidized electricity may consider forming state-level investigations against Adani. When asked if Congress would initiate a probe into Adani if voted to power in 2024, Rahul Gandhi affirmed their commitment to addressing the matter, stating, “This is not a question about Adani. This is about theft. And anyone who steals ₹32,000 crore should face a probe.”

Sources By Agencies

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