Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls on farmers to gather at the protest sites on November 26 to mark the first anniversary of their agitations
Daily NEWS Summary | 20-11-2021; A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the repeal of the three controversial farm laws, Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) said that the fight will continue to ensure that all the demands of protesting farmers are met. In a statement, SKM, an organization that groups 40 farmers’ unions, urged farmers to gather in large numbers at all protest sites to mark the first anniversary of their agitations on November 26.
SKM welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision and said it will wait for the announcement to take effect according to scheduled parliamentary procedures. Thousands of farmers, especially those from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been protesting on the borders of the country’s capital since November 26 last year to demand the repeal of the three agricultural laws.
Peasant leaders said a final decision on the future course of the unrest and the issue of the minimum support price (MSP) will be made at an SKM meeting at the Singhu border protest site on Sunday. The farmers’ organization said the first anniversary of the riots will be marked by parades of tractors and wagons in other states.
Hundreds of cases involving thousands of farmers in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh and elsewhere must be unconditionally eliminated, he added. and the disciplined march of 500 truck-trailer protesters to Parliament will proceed as scheduled each day.
He also indicated that he will continue his movement for a legal guarantee from the MSP and the demand to withdraw the bill that modifies electricity. BJP MP Varun Gandhi, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urged him to crack down on the BJP MP against Interior Minister of State Ajay Kumar Mishra, whose son, Ashish Mishra, remains in prison for the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in which eight people were killed. people, including four farmers. The request of the general secretary of Congress, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, seemed to have struck a chord with the BJP deputy. They are cousins.
No positive evidence against Aryan Khan: Bombay High Court
Daily NEWS Summary | 20-11-2021; Details of the bail order for Aryan Khan, 23, the son of actor Sharukh Khan, which were made available on Saturday, gave the reasons for the young man’s release. The Single Judicial Branch observed that there was little evidence available in the file to suggest that the accused had the intention of committing an illegal act. With lower courts denying bail, Aryan Khan had spent 22 days in prison before being released.
A single judge under Judge Nitin Sambre, while releasing Aryan Khan on bail, also said: “The court, at first glance, did not notice any positive evidence against Aryan Khan and two others,” the order reads.
The court said: “This court is of the opinion that the allegation made by the Bureau of Narcotics Control that the defendant must be considered to have the intention of committing a crime under the Control of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS), having found in possession of quantity, as part of a conspiracy outbreak case it is likely to be rejected.
The court also noted that the defendants had not even undergone a medical examination to determine whether they had used drugs at the time of the events. On October 2, the central agency seized 13 g of cocaine, 5 g of MD (mephedrone), 21 g of charas, 22 pills of MDMA (“Ecstasy”) and 1.33,000 in cash at the Mumbai International Cruise Terminal .
Mr. Khan and eight other individuals were charged under Section 8 (c) (prohibition to produce, manufacture, possess, sell, buy, transport, store, use, consume, import interstate, export interstate, import into India, export from India or transship any narcotic or psychotropic substance); Section 20 (b) (sanction for infringement of the cannabis plant and the cannabis produced, manufactures, possesses, sells, buys, transports, imports interstate, exports interstate or uses cannabis); Article 27 (penalty for the consumption of any narcotic or psychotropic substance); article 28 (punishment of attempts to commit crimes); and article 29 (sanction for complicity and association of criminals) read with article 35 of the law on narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (presumption of guilty mental state).
Rains hit Andhra Pradesh
Daily NEWS Summary | 20-11-2021; Rains hit Andhra Pradesh, killing 13 people on Friday in rain-related incidents in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. In Tirupati, the situation remained grim in several localities with hundreds of houses near the foothills of Tirumala flooded. Road traffic from Tirupati to Pudi and Pachikapallam has been cut off. The movement of vehicles from Tirupati to Chittoor and Madanapalle has also been stopped. Rescue teams recovered eight bodies after 50 people went missing after being swept away by water currents when the Annmayya dam burst near Rajampeta in Kadapa district on November 19. Most of the victims were passengers of two RTC buses caught in the flooding on the highway. by the tank area.
After a five-hour rescue operation, around 20 passengers were rescued. Rescue teams recovered eight bodies. According to unconfirmed information, four other bodies were found. The Annamayya Project, built in 1978, received significant inflows from the Bahuda River, after the Pincha Project suffered damage near Rayachoti in the district. A 336-meter-long concrete beam was washed away in the morning. Waters gushed out of the Cheyyeru River and entered the nearby road. Three buses were immediately abandoned.
In the Chittoor district, the body of a factory worker was recovered, while three others were feared dead after they were swept away by the turbulent waters of the Balijapalle tank after Thursday was lost. Chittoor District received a cumulative record of 7,473.6mm of rain in the past 24 hours ending Friday morning. About 1,400 villages were isolated after being surrounded by flooding caused by overflowing rivers and breaching reservoirs.
Several incidents were reported across Anantapur as heavy rains continued until Friday evening. A young man died when the roof of his house in the village of Ganthumarri collapsed on him. An IAF helicopter from Yelahanka rescued 10 people stranded in an excavator in the middle of the Chitravathi river in the village of Veldurthy in the district of Anantapur.
Sidhu enters Pakistan, sparks intense debate in India
Daily NEWS Summary | 20-11-2021; Navjot Singh Sidhu visited revered Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan on Saturday and offered prayers, highlighting “the opening of a new chapter in friendship” and trade between the two country, a few days after the reopening of India. Sikh pilgrims. But it was his speech by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan as “bada bhai” that shocked the BJP, which demanded that the president of the All India Congressional Committee, Sonia Gandhi, and party leader Rahul Gandhi, explain the party position on Pakistan.
Although he did not name Mr Sidhu, Congressman Manish Tewari said on Twitter: “Imran Khan can be anyone’s older brother, but for India he is cat’s claw of Pak Deep State ISI-Military combining weapons and narcotics from drones in Punjab. “and sends terrorists daily via LOC to J&K. Have we forgotten so early the martyrdom of our soldiers in Poonch? The Kartarpur Corridor connects Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, to the Dera Baba Nanak Shrine in the Gurdaspur district of the state of Punjab in India. The 4 km long corridor provides visa-free access for Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the Darbar Sahib.
The Kartarpur corridor was reopened to pilgrims on Tuesday after being suspended in March last year following the COVID pandemic. Earlier this week, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi, along with 37 others, including his ministers, and Jagir Kaur, chairman of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak (SGPC) committee, visited the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib. Some 2,500 Sikh Indians who arrived in Pakistan through the Wagah border on the occasion of the 552 anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev will also visit the Darbar Sahib.
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