INDIA (National Affairs)
Uttar Pradesh: BJP finds Dalit face to reach out to Jatavs, counter Mayawati
The BJP has been lining up functions to felicitate her, ensuring attendance of people from Scheduled Caste communities. It has also been highlighting Maurya’s Dalit identity, by adding “Jatav” to her name in hoardings and formal communications.
Wanted in cheating case Pune cops arrest assistant of ‘pvt detective’ seen in selfie with Aryan
Gosavi, who was seen in a viral selfie with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan after the latter’s detention by the NCB during the cruise ship raid, has been named in multiple cheating cases in Mumbai, Pune and Thane.
BJP discusses ways to counter negative discourse on Covid
During the day-long meeting of the national office-bearers, BJP president J P Nadda expressed confidence that the party will retain power in four states where Assembly elections will be held next year.
Madhya Pradesh govt to hold quiz competition on ‘Ramayana’ with air travel to Ayodhya as prize
The MP government has in this year’s state budget also earmarked a sum of Rs one crore for the preparation of feasibility and detailed project reports of the ‘Ram Van Gaman Path’ project, which seeks to retrace the route taken by Lord Ram on his way to exile.
INDIA (Community Affairs)
Karnataka: Muslim man’s chicken shop vandalised on temple opening day in Belagavi
Though the incident took place on October 8, it came to light only when the video went viral on Monday as the local police allegedly did not register an FIR when the family had approached them.
Gujarat govt raises cap on Eid-e-Milad procession participants to 400 within limited area
The announcement came a day after three Congress MLAs – Gyasuddin Shaikh, Imran Khedawala and Mohammad Javid Pirzada – urged the state BJP government to raise the limit on participation in a procession from 15 people to 400 people.
Karnataka: Pastor arrested for allegedly forcing Dalit man to convert to Christianity
The accused, identified as Somu Avaradhi and a resident of Hubballi, was arrested after right-wing activists staged a protest backed by BJP MLA Aravind Bellad alleging conversion of Hindus to Christianity.
Colin Powell: Former US secretary of state dies of Covid complications
Iran: ‘Seriousness’ in nuclear talks means lifting sanctions
Iranian President Raisi says no conditions for talks but Tehran expects the lifting of US sanctions in return.
From Kashmir to Bangladesh, the threat of extremism
Jim Crow Hindutva
Ashutosh Varshney writes: The politics of Hindu nationalists is threatening to create a Jim Crow India in BJP-ruled territories. What race was to the American South, ethnicised religion is to Hindu nationalists
ECONOMIC / BUSINESS / FINANCE
Private investment cycle set to pick up: Report
Dr Parvez Mandviwala @DrParvezM
If there’s anything you do today, start earnestly learning about the man who is and has been loved and adored by hundreds of billions of people all over the world. Ever wondered why people love him more than their own selves? #MuhammadMercy4All
Imran Khan @KeypadGuerilla
A new campaign will start to demolish #Gadag Jamia masjid & build Venkateshwara temple says
SriRamSene Chief #PramodMuthalik. This Tippu era masjid will be raised down and a temple will be built. An awareness campaign was also organised over this issue In Gadag, #Karnataka
Mallikarjun Kharge @kharge
Why is India becoming a nation of hungry people?
- Unemployment rate at staggering 7.9%
- More than 23 Cr Indians pushed into poverty in last 18 months
- 15 lakh people lost jobs in Aug alone
- Vegetable prices doubled in 10 days
- LPG almost ₹1000 & Diesel at ₹100 (1/2)