Noting that many people could not attend the cremation of Pranab Mukherjee because of the COVID-19 situation, his son Abhijit Mukherjee on Tuesday said the family would have considered taking the mortal remains of the former president to West Bengal for the last rites if restrictions were not in place.
Mukherjee, who had tested positive for coronavirus and had been in coma after a brain surgery last month, passed away Monday evening at the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi at the age of 84.
Abhijeet said the cremation of the former president could not be attended by many because of the COVID-19 situation.
"We would have considered taking his mortal remains for last rites to West Bengal where our relatives and many who are associated with our family live," he said.
A Delhi Police officer visited the office of news website, The Wire, in Gole Market area, today apparently for routine checking; The Karnataka HC quashed a notice issued to Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari by Ghaziabad Police asking him to appear in person for a probe into a communally sensitive video shared on the platform; West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be the new chairperson of the parliamentary party of the Trinamool Congress. All this and more news at 9 PM.
#Pegasus #TheWire #Snooping
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said she will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi when she visits Delhi next week, she said the PM has given her time; Opposition TMC MPs on Thursday tore papers and flung them into the air, throwing the Rajya Sabha into chaos as IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw read a statement on the alleged snooping using Pegasus. All this and more news at 9 PM.
#MamataBanerjee #SuperEmergency #DainikBhaskar
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee held up her phone at a public address and showed that she had sealed the camera at the back to prevent snooping. Mamata took this dramatic action amid news of the Pegasus spying scandal in which reports say that the Centre had journalists, activists and political opponents on its watchlist. The Centre has denied these claims.
#Mamata #Pegasus #KhelaHobe
Microblogging site Twitter has failed to comply with IT Rules, 2021, leading to a loss of immunity as an "intermediary", the government of India today told the Delhi High Court; Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee on Monday joined the Trinamool Congress in Kolkata; Celebrated boxer MC Mary Kom and men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh will be be flag bearers at opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics. All this and more news at 9 PM.
#PranabMukherjee #Twitter #AmarinderSingh
Income Tax raids took place at offices of the media group Dainik Bhaskar and an Uttar Pradesh-based news channel this morning. The Dainik Bhaskar group has been accused of tax evasion, sources said. Farmers, protesting over the contentious farm laws, on Thursday reached Jantar Mantar in Delhi to hold demonstrations during the monsoon session of Parliament. India added 41,383 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours while deaths from COVID-19 rose by 507. Refuting media reports that alleged India's COVID-19 death count was vastly undercounted, the government on Thursday said the reports assume that all excess mortality figures are Covid deaths, which is not based on facts and totally fallacious.
#FarmLaws #FarmerProtest #DainikBhaskar
The fourth session of 17th Lok Sabha began on September 14 during the Parliament's monsoon session. This is first Parliament session amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All safety measures have been taken to..