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.

“Shashi Tharoor Removed from Pro-Palestine Rally After Controversial Remarks on Hamas Attack”

Latest news"Shashi Tharoor Removed from Pro-Palestine Rally After Controversial Remarks on Hamas Attack"

In the wake of a controversy stemming from a speech made at a pro-Palestine rally, Shashi Tharoor, a Congress Member of Parliament, has been removed from an upcoming Palestine solidarity event by the Mahal Empowerment Mission (MEM), a Muslim Jamaath body. The decision came after Tharoor’s statement at a rally organized by the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), an ally of the Congress party, where he equated the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel with a terrorist strike.

Tharoor’s remarks drew sharp criticism, with M Swaraj, a leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI(M), stating, “Tharoor is not a man who does not know the meaning of words. He is also not a person who was unaware that history had not begun on October 7.” The MEM President, Shajahan Sreekaryam, confirmed that they had communicated their decision to remove Tharoor from the program to the press agency PTI.

The IUML event took place in Kozhikode, Kerala, with the aim of condemning the reported indiscriminate killings of civilians, including women and children, in Gaza. Tharoor attended the rally as a chief guest.

While emphasizing the urgent need to end the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Congress MP’s statement condemning the attack by Hamas on Israel as an “act of terror” sparked controversy.

In response to the backlash, Tharoor expressed his bewilderment, noting that only 25 seconds of his 32-minute speech had been highlighted to attack him. He stated, “If that’s all it takes to negate my support for the human rights of the Palestinian people, then I have nothing more to say.” Tharoor also issued a clarification, reiterating his long-standing support for the people of Palestine and disagreeing with the interpretation of his words in isolation from his complete speech at the IUML rally.

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