A political war of words broke out over the alleged rape and murder of the 6-year-old child of a migrant labourer in Punjab. The Bharatiya Janata Party cited the reaction of Congress leaders to a similar crime in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras. While Nirmala Sitharaman said that rapes shouldn't be politicised, her colleague in the Union Cabinet, Prakash Javadekar questioned why Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi hadn't visited the victim's family in Punjab, like Hathras. Responding to the attacks, Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the governments in Congress-ruled Punjab and Rajasthan are not denying rape or blocking justice. Watch the full video for more.
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Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind over killing of Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh. He said, "It is imperative that responsible including policemen who prepared inputs that led to his security cover being withdrawn should be investigated through high-level probe." Speaking to ANI, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) In-Charge, Harish Rawat said, "Partap Singh Bajwa has every right to write to the President but he should have written first to Punjab Chief Minister as law and order is a state subject."
Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut responded to Bharatiya Janata Party's criticism in a debate over 'Hindutva'. On the occasion of Dussehra, Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had slammed ex-ally BJP over Hindutva, asking the party to learn it from RSS. He also said that his father Bal Thackeray's Hindutva didn't involve 'clanging utensils'. BJP's Ram Kadam responded by saying that despite giving a speech from Savarkar Smarak, Thackeray didn't praise the historical figure, possibly because he was afraid of his new allies. Raut said that the Sena has always stood by Savarkar, but BJP must explain why it hasn't conferred Bharat Ratna on him yet.
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashish Shelar said that Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray can't compare his Hindutva with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)'s Hindutva. "Shiv Sena's yesterday (October 25), Dussehra rally was like a flop film on OTT (over-the-top media services) platform. Uddhav Thackeray tried to compared his Hindutva with RSS Hindutva, which is uncomparable, one can't compare skin with a shawl," said Ashish Shelar, BJP leader.
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated National Highways Authority of India's new building in Maharashtra's Nagpur, through video conferencing on October 26. At the event, Gadkari said, "NHAI needs to undergo reforms. Time has come to act against non-performing employees of NHAI."
IIT-Kharagpur develops low-cost Covid test kit, gets ICMR nod. Uddhav curtails CBI powers to probe cases in Maharashtra. Haryana bank robbery caught on camera. Early Diwali as Govt to disburse ₹3,737 cr bonus to 30 lakh employees. All the news and updates for you in this editorji playlist.
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Five armed men looted around Rs 7 lakhs cash from the Punjab National Bank in Machhrauli village of Jhajjar district. CCTV images show these men barge into the bank with arms and with masks on their faces. They also snatched away the gun of the bank's security guard. They then threaten the bank staff and left with Rs 7 lakhs in cash from the bank. Police is now analyzing the CCTV footage of the incident and two DSP rank officers are leading the probe. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Several masked men looted Rs 7 lakh from Punjab National Bank in Haryana's Jhajjar on October 21. Investigation is underway. "CCTV footage has been recovered. Around 7 lakh rupees have been looted from the bank. Monitoring is being done," said Jhajjar SP.
Farmers 'Rail Roko' protests have impacted several industries in Punjab. Lots of shipping containers are stuck at dry port in Ludhiana. They are facing huge loss due 'Rail Roko' agitation by farmers. "Our lots of shipping containers are stuck here because of farmers protest. We are facing lots of trouble on daily basis. Punjab government is doing nothing for us. Exporters are facing huge problems," said Rishi Gupta owner of Kova Fasteners Pvt. Ltd. While speaking to ANI, Abrol International owner Surinder Abrol said, "This month we cannot export our containers due to the farmers protest. We are facing huge loss because of farmers". Large number of farmers in Punjab, Haryana and some parts of other states are protesting against the new farm laws.
Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed a public rally in Purnia ahead of Bihar polls. He lambasted at RJD party by saying, "Someone is saying we'll make a new Bihar. But in his poster of 'New Bihar', photo of his parents, who ruled state for 7.5 years each, is missing. Why're you so ashamed of your parents' photo?"
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday said that besides unemployment, inflation is the biggest issue in Bihar Assembly Elections as onion prices are skyrocketing."Inflation is the biggest issue. BJP people used to wear a garland of onions. Now it is about to touch Rs 100/kg. Those who were speaking about onion when it touched Rs 50-60/kg are now silent when it has crossed Rs 80/kg. Starvation and poverty are rising in the state," Yadav said while speaking to media. Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan on Monday alleged corruption in Nitish Kumar’s flagship 'Saat Nishchay' (seven resolves) scheme and said if voted to power he will get it probed and send to jail those found guilty, including the chief minister. The LJP chief also raised an accusing finger at Kumar in the implementation of prohibition laws in the state and accused the CM of gaining from smuggling of liquor into the state. The Bihar elections will be held in three phases in Bihar -- October 28, November 3, and November 7-- and the counting of votes will be done on November 10.
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BJP leader Smriti Irani launched a scathing attack on Congress and accused it of using farmers and their issues for its benefit. Comparing the previous Congress government at Centre with Prime Minister..
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