People in Pakistan are angry with Prime Minister Imran Khan after he fails to fulfill the demands of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, a hardline religious group banned recently. TLP supporters burn the flag of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Lahore. Violent protests erupted in cities across Pakistan in which many security personnel and TLP cadres were killed. Things turned uncontrollable after the arrest of TLP chief Saad Hussain Rizvi on April 12. TLP, with its massive following across Pakistan, has been demanding expulsion of the French ambassador from Pakistan. It is opposing publication of blasphemous caricatures in Charlie Hebdo magazine and remarks about Islam and terrorism by French President Emmanuel Macron. Even though the government initially rejected TLP's demand and halted the talks, it now calls for a resolution in the National Assembly to expel French ambassador. The rise of Islamic fundamentalist outfits in Pakistan remains a major international concern.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged the governments of Western countries to penalise those deliberately spreading their message of hate against Muslims by disrespecting the Prophet in the same way that they had outlawed any negative comment against the Holocaust. Khan, in a series of tweets said that Muslims cannot tolerate any kind of blasphemy in the honour of their Prophet.
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Violent protests reportedly gripped many cities in Pakistan after arrest of the chief of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik party. Saad Rizvi has been leading protests against Pakistan's ties with France after the latter's President Emmanuel Macron made so-called 'blasphemous' comments. Macron had last year defended caricatures of Islamic figure Muhammad. TLP claims that the Pakistan government led by Imran Khan has failed to uphold its end of an agreement which aimed to put before the Parliament demands like expulsion of the French ambassador, and banning of French goods in the country. Watch the full video for more.
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Maoists in Chhattisgarh have released CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, after keeping him in their custody for five days; The Supreme Court dismissed two separate pleas filed by the Maharashtra government and former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh challenging CBI probe against him; Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has tested positive for the coronavirus disease. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Pakistan and India signed a fresh ceasefire agreement on 25th of February this year. Barely three months have passed and the deal is yet again breached when today early morning Pakistan opened fire along the International Border.
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Covid lockdown is likely to be extended in Maharashtra for another 15 days until May 15. Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the state Cabinet has taken an in-principle decision in this regard. "Covid-19 situation seems to have stabilised to some extent in the state. Today, the number (of daily cases) is 60,000-plus, there is some stability. We had earlier predicted that (daily) cases may go beyond 70,000. The issue of extending lockdown was discussed at the state Cabinet meeting. All ministers unanimously said it should be extended to break transmission chain. The lockdown across Maharashtra is likely to be extended by 15 days," He said. The strict curbs on people's movement and other activities are in force since April 14. Essential services have been exempted from the curbs that were to end on April 30.
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer used Prime Minister’s Questions to repeatedly raise allegations levelled against the Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues.Sir Keir focused on reports that Mr Johnson promised entrepreneur Sir James Dyson, via text messages, he would “fix” an issue over the tax status of his employees after he was directly lobbied by the entrepreneur.
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Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal on April 20 briefed media on the new project approved the Cabinet. He informed that to help India truly become 'AatmaNirbhar', the Cabinet has approved an exclusive subsidy policy for urea produced through coal gasification by Talcher Fertilisers Ltd. He also informed that the Centre has also approved Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase 2A from Central Silk Board Junction to KR Puram and Phase 2B from KR Puram to Airport via Hebbal Junction of total length 58 km. "The total completion cost of the project is ?14,788 crore," added Union Minister Goyal.
We turn to Rabindranath Tagore's words today, on his birth anniversary, to remind ourselves to stay strong and keep the faith despite the onslaught of the second wave of the pandemic in India.
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Former Maldives President and Speaker of the Maldives Parliament Mohamed Nasheed was injured in a bomb attack on Thursday evening. Maldives police tweeted that following the blast that occured near his car, Mohamed Nasheed sustained injuries and was receiving treatment at ADK Hospital.
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A girl in the sixth grade has opened fire in the Rigby Middle School near Idaho Falls. Two students and one staff member of the school were injured. The name of the child was not released by the police. They claim that it is unclear how the student procured a gun. An investigation is on behind the motive of the attack.
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Police are conducting raids on the outskirts of Delhi and Haryana in order to nab wrestler Sushil Kumar who is absconding. The police are looking for the 2 time Olympic medallist after the victim of a brawl, in which a youth was beaten to death, claimed Sushil Kumar was also involved.
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A 4-member Union Home Ministry team visited Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on May 07. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. The violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after Assembly results. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC won the recent-concluded West Bengal polls by majority.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over violence in the state. Javadekar slammed TMC over the attack on Union Minister V Muraleedharan. Earlier in the day, the minister’s convoy was attacked. Muraleedharan alleged that his convoy was “attacked by TMC goons”. Slamming Mamata over the violence, Javadekar alleged that the attack is a “conspiracy by Mamata Banerjee against BJP supporters”. Watch the full video for more details.
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Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on May 07 slammed Central government over the management of the current COVID situation in the country. She said India is "crippled by a political leadership today that has no empathy for the people". ""I say this categorically - India is crippled by a political leadership today that has no empathy for the people. The Modi govt has failed the people of our country"," Sonia said at Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting.
All India NR Congress (AINRC) president N Rangasamy took oath as the Chief Minister of Puducherry on May 07. The oath was administered by Puducherry Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. AINRC won 10 seats in Assembly elections while its ally BJP bagged six seats.
Oath taking ceremony of newly elected MLAs of Bengal was held inside the state Legislative Assembly on May 07. MLAs of West Bengal took oath as members of the state assembly in Kolkata. All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) got an absolute majority on its own by bagging 213 seats in the 294-member assembly. While BJP ended with 38% vote-share, it won 77 seats and became principal opposition party in WB.
Zaloni Tea Estate in Dibrugarh in Assam shut down now after 133 people tested positive for COVID-19 here. Deputy Commissioner of Dibrugarh, Pallav Gopal Jha said, "133 cases were detected at Zaloni Tea Estate till yesterday, all patients are asymptomatic. Tea estate has been declared as containment zone."
India and Pakistan will hold a meeting in Delhi to discuss the Indus water sharing issue on March 23-24. The meet which an annual affair, is being held after two years. Officials of India and Pakistan..