NC Digest: The Stories That You Must Not Miss Today
Here are some of the top headlines of the day.
- Buri Niyat? Modi Govt Is Changing Rules To Allow Adani Group To Give Power To Bangladesh From Jharkhand’s Share
The Adani group is building a coal-fired thermal power plant in Jharkhand. The project is expected to generate 1,600 megawatts of electricity for Bangladesh. As the host state, Jharkhand is entitled to 25 per cent of the electricity generated from this project. However, Adani Power Limited plans to supply all the electricity generated from the plant to Bangladesh and source 25 per cent electricity for Jharkhand from a different project. But, the other project has not been identified yet. Read more here.
- Taj Mahal Attacked Again. VHP Goons Vandalise Monument Gate Saying Temple Path Blocked
The right-wing activists protested outside the tomb in Agra on Sunday claiming that the gate at the west end of the monument was blocking the entrance to a 400-year-old temple. As ASI was laying the frames of the turnstile metal gate, the VHP members shouted slogans. Ravi Dubey, an office bearer of the VHP said, “We dislodged the turnstile gate and will not allow it to be installed at any cost. The temple is 400 years old and has been in existence prior to Taj Mahal. So, there is no logic in blocking passage to the temple.” Read more here.
- Karnataka: INC Defeats BJP In A Seat Believed To Be BJP’s Bastion
The Congress today won the Jayanagar assembly seat in the city by a margin of more than 2,800 votes, wresting it from the BJP. According to election officials, Congress’ Sowmya Reddy secured 54,457 votes against her nearest rival from the BJP, B N Prahlad, who managed 51,568 votes. Assembly elections were held across the state on May 12, but the polling on Jayanagar seat was countermanded owing to the death of BJP candidate B N Vijayakumar, who was holding the constituency. Read more here.
- Yogi Adiyanath’s Men Visited Bungalow, Manufactured Damages, Now Spreading Lies: Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday responded to the accusations of damaging his previous official bungalow, which he had vacated recently. He slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for fabricating the “false stories”. Many images surfaced on social media which suggest that a pool existed in the bungalow. The pictures also highlight that there are damages in the building. Yadav claims that most of these images are fake. Read more here.
- Delhi Air Quality Beyond ‘Severe’ Due To Dust Storm In Western India
The air quality in Delhi today deteriorated beyond the “severe” level because of a ground-level dust storm in western India which increased coarser particles in the air, the Central Pollution Control Board data showed. The CPCB data showed that the PM10 (particles with a diameter less than 10mm) level was beyond “severe” at 778 in Delhi-NCR area and 824 in Delhi particularly, leading to hazy conditions and limiting visibility. Read more here.
- Karnataka CM To Modi: I Am More Concerned About The State’s Fitness
Responding to the fitness challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said he was more concerned about “developing fitness” of the state and sought his support for it. Modi today passed on the fitness challenge to Kumaraswamy, table tennis player Manika Batra and IPS officers, especially those above 40 years of age. Read more here.
- Now, Rajasthan School Students To Attend Sanskar Sabhas On Every Saturday
The government and private schools affiliated to the state education board in Rajasthan will either have a reading on saints and prominent leaders or sermons by spiritual leaders on every Saturday. “All the government and private Rajasthan board schools must follow the new academic calendar. It is mandatory for them to conduct these classes,” a Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education official told NewsCentral 24×7 on conditions of anonymity. The sessions would be called ‘Bal Sabha’, where children will gather for 30 minutes to discuss ‘inspirational stories’ from the lives of great Indian leaders. Read more here.