Riots case: Why Delhi police didn't act against Kapil Mishra | On The Record
As a controversy rages over Delhi Police's probe into the February 2020 riots, former chief of the force, Neeraj Kumar, has come out in support of the investigation so far.
In a conversation with Sunetra Choudhury, National Political Editor of Hindustan Times, Kumar says that the Delhi Police has found some 'unimpeachable' evidence which is technical in nature and not just hearsay.
As per Kumar, the investigators have managed to unearth a larger conspiracy behind the violence which rocked the national capital.
He also claims that the case against former JNU student leader Umar Khalid is strong in nature, while defending the lack of action against BJP leader Kapil Mishra.
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava said that we try to redress every grievance of the public, adding that it improves police-public relations. It is also important that whatever police can do, put them in front of the people, so that they can take advantage of them, he further said. "Recently we observed Delhi Police Week. During that period we sent about 12 such vehicles in the area, which we call public relations vehicles. There was also a vehicle named Probodhi of economic offence wing and two traffic vehicles. The job of these vehicles was to increase public relations with citizens."
154 monks have been tested COVID-19 positive in Gyuto Tantric Monastery in Himachal Pradesh's Sidhbari. A total of 330 monks have been tested so far. The monastery has been declared as 'containment zone'. Kangra CMO Dr GD Gupta said, "Following initial cases on Feb 23rd, 330 monks tested so far for COVID-19 and 154 of them tested positive at Gyuto Tantric Monastery, Sidhbari. One monk in critical condition shifted to Tanda Medical College, others in isolation in the monastery itself. Monks who have been home-isolated, had travelled from Karnataka and Delhi during new year celebrations."
A report by a US firm has claimed that Chinese hackers were behind the Mumbai power outage in October 2020. While China has rejected the allegations, experts suggest that cyber sabotage is a strategy that has been used by Beijing in the past against many countries including Taiwan and the US. Speaking to Hindustan Times’ Aditi Prasad, Beenu Arora, CEO of Cyble Cyber Security, said that cyber warfare is among the easiest way to target adversaries and governments should take some serious steps to understand the threat and tackle it better. Watch the full video for more details.
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The first high dam on the Yamuna is scheduled to come up at Lakhwar in Dehradun and Tehri in Uttarakhand after the Union environment ministry’s expert appraisal committee recommended the 300MW Lakhwar Multipurpose Project for environmental clearance in its December 2 meeting last year. Residents of Lohari village along the Yamuna are both happy and anxious about the project. The Lakhwar Project is contentious as it will impact a large forest area. Dams on Himalayan rivers can also amplify glacier burst, flash floods etc. Watch this ground report filed by Hindustan Times’ Jayashree Nandi from Lohari village in Uttarakhand.
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Uttarakhand’s glacier breach on February 7 impacted Raini village on the banks of Rishi Ganga river. Raini villagers were the first to warn people about the glacier breach. The villagers narrated how warning systems at Rishi Ganga project site failed to trigger. It was beyond their imagination to see a glacier burst during winters. They said that they have seen glacier breach events in the past but a flashflood of this degree was unforeseen. Over 100 people in Tapovan are still missing and feared dead. Relatives of missing workers also informed that alarm system failed to trigger at Tapovan hydropower project site. Watch this ground report filed by Hindustan Times’ Jayashree Nandi from Raini village in Uttarakhand.
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A Delhi court acquitted former journalist Priya Ramani in a defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar. The latter had sued Ramani after she accused him of sexual harassment. The court said that a woman has the right to voice grievance several years after the alleged crime took place. Hindustan Times' National Political Editor Sunetra Choudhury explains 5 key takeaways from the verdict.
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In this episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury speaks with Ex-leader of Trinamool Congress Dinesh Trivedi. In the interview, he alleged that his social media was taken over by Prashant Kishor's team. “I don't know who tweets, but the fact is, they do take our account password details. In good faith I shared but many times I'd see abusive tweets. I had to put my foot down and asked them to delete or I would. The governor also realized that Dinesh can't use such abusive language. One day they tweeted in Hindi abusing PM. I said that firstly, I don't tweet in Hindi and this isn't my language. My image would be tarnished. They want some kind of conflict with the Centre all the time, but I don't believe in that,” Trivedi said. Watch the full video for more.
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In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury speaks with Ex-leader of Trinamool Congress Dinesh Trivedi about the party, corruption and BJP’s offer. Trivedi said, “Why should I have to go by BJP? The people of the state are saying it. He added, “When asked I said it would be a privilege to join the BJP as it is the number 1 party in the world. Sitaram Yechury is also a good friend, so is Uddhav Thackeray. I met Sharad Pawar the other day. Everbody is a friend. I have seen it all.” Trivedi joined a long list of TMC leaders who have left the ruling party ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections. Watch the full video for more.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath campaigned for the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal's Malda on March 2. One of the main themes of his speech was the claim that the Hindu religion is under threat in the state. He claimed that Durga Puja is being restricted, while forced cow slaughter is carried out during Eid in Bengal. The state will vote in 8 phases between March 27 and April 29, with results being declared on May 2. Watch the full video for more.
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Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav on March 02, appealed voters of poll-bound states to punish BJP and its allies for bringing "anti-farmer laws". "In the Assembly elections, we will appeal to people to punish this party (BJP) and its allies who brought anti-farmer laws. We will go to the boll-bound states. This programme will begin in Kolkata on March 12 with a public meeting. In a meeting with 10 major trade unions, it was decided in-principle that farmers and labourers will fight this battle together. On March 15, labourers and employees will take to streets across the country against privatisation and corporatization. Farmers will join them," said Yadav.
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