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MORNING NEWS DIGEST dated 15 OCTOBER 2021, Friday

INDIA (National Affairs)

‘Inexcusable’ to cut supply: Centre to gencos importing coal as blackouts rise
This is further contributing to the problem of low coal stock at thermal power plants using domestic coal which has led to plant outages and forced states to buy power on exchanges with some states having to impose rolling blackouts.
https://indianexpress.com/article/business/inexcusable-to-cut-supply-centre-to-gencos-importing-coal-as-blackouts-rise-7572328/

Mundra drug haul: Iran slams Adani Ports ban as unprofessional
Tehran has conveyed its displeasure to New Delhi, calling the banning of its consignments as an “unprofessional and imbalanced move”.
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/mundra-drug-haul-iran-slams-adani-ports-ban-as-unprofessional-7572365/

Viewing women as manifestations of goddess could help curb crime against them: Yogi Adityanath
The chief minister also appealed to people to join hands for women’s education, health and security.
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/women-manifestations-of-goddess-curb-crime-yogi-adityanath-7572139/

MoS Danve blames Maharashtra govt for coal shortage, says ‘ignored Centre’s directives’
Raosaheb Danve also said there is no shortage of coal in the country and the Centre has adequate stock.
https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/coal-shortage-india-maharashtra-raosaheb-danve-7572200/

No route march by RSS this Dussehra
RSS workers said the cancellation of route march has nothing to do with the farmers’ movement. The route march used to be carried out in markets, where a few workers used to even carry ‘shastras’ alongwith them in a symbolic manner.
https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/ludhiana/no-route-march-by-rss-this-dussehra-7572524/

Allow Chhath celebrations in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal writes to Baijal
Over the past few years, Chhath has gained prominence as Delhi’s Purvanchali population has risen.
https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/arvind-kejriwal-chhath-celebrations-anil-baijal-7572380/

Meat shops in Najafgarh area ‘forcibly’ closed by Hindu Sena men, Delhi Police say no complaints so far
A video of the men going around a meat market in Najafgarh’s Som Bazaar and raising slogans was uploaded online on Tuesday. In the video, the men say all meat markets have been shut during Navratri.
https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/meat-shops-najafgarh-forcibly-closed-hindu-sena-delhi-police-no-complaints-7572134/

MP government withdraws bull sterilisation campaign after Pragya Thakur cries ‘conspiracy’
“I brought the order (of bulls’ sterilisation) into the notice of Chief Minister (Shivraj Singh Chouhan) and Animal Husbandry Minister (Prem Singh Patel).
https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/bhopal/mp-government-withdraws-bull-sterilisation-campaign-after-pragya-thakur-cries-conspiracy-7571043/

INDIA (Community Affairs)

Justice Mohammad Rafiq sworn in as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh HC
Justice Mohammad Rafiq practised exclusively in Rajasthan High Court in Jaipur in almost all branches of law specially conducted constitutional matters, service matters etc
https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/shimla/justice-mohammad-rafiq-sworn-in-as-chief-justice-of-himachal-pradesh-hc-7572529/

In poll-bound UP, Vishwakarma Vatikas for EBC artisans
Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Arjun Ram Meghwal will inaugurate the first such Vishwakarma Vatika and Hunar Haat in Rampur district – which has a population of over 50 percent Muslims – on October 16.
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/in-poll-bound-up-vishwakarma-vatikas-for-ebc-artisans-7572415/

FOREIGN

Covid: Strike fears as Italy’s workers require Covid pass
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58913865

MUSLIM WORLD

At least 6 killed, dozens wounded in gunfire near Beirut protest
Gunfire erupts near Hezbollah-led protest calling for the removal of the judge from Beirut blast investigation.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/14/one-killed-beirut-hezbollah-protest

EDITORIAL

Beguiling base: On fuel prices and inflation
https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/beguiling-base-the-hindu-editorial-on-fuel-prices-and-inflation/article36994063.ece

OPED ARTICLES

A crisis of compassion in India
It is not just a feature of the criminal justice system, but has also come to be a hallmark of majoritarian nationalism.
https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/criminal-justice-system-india-judiciary-majoritarian-nationalism-secularism-7572194/

ECONOMIC / BUSINESS / FINANCE

Rising global oil and coal prices pose macro risks: Analysts
https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/rising-global-oil-and-coal-prices-pose-macro-risks-analysts/2349897/

TWEETS

Bernie Sanders @SenSanders
How is it that we have trillions of dollars to spend on endless wars, but we don’t have the money to address the needs of the working class?
How is it that we have money for tax breaks for billionaires, but not enough to invest in American families? Give me a break.
https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/1448688072208564228

ANI @ANI
I’ve always said Captain is with BJP only. Earlier he went to Delhi to make delay in paddy procurement & now this… If you’re deploying BSF in Punjab it shows your motive to impose governor rule…: Punjab Congress Pargat Singh on Centre extending BSF jurisdiction in the state
https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1448571008399470595

SIO of India @sioindia
It has been five years since JNU student Najeeb Ahmed went missing after an assault by ABVP goons. SIO activists held agitations across the country to demand action against his assailants and criticise apathy of the authorities. #WhereIsNajeeb #JusticeForNajeeb
https://twitter.com/sioindia/status/1448690994577240065

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