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Grand Alliance finalizes seat sharing in Delhi meeting tomorrow

The Grand Alliance in Bihar has reached an agreement on the distribution of the state's 40 Lok Sabha seats, with Lalu Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal set to contest 26 seats, the Congress 9 seats, and the Left parties 5 seats. A crucial meeting is scheduled to take place in Delhi tomorrow to finalize the constituencies, with key leaders from all parties expected to attend, including Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge and the Gandhis. This comes after the NDA had announced its seat share last week, with the BJP leading by contesting 17 seats, followed by Nitish Kumar's JD(U) with 16 seats. The announcement is expected to be made soon due to the approaching deadline for the filing of nominations in Bihar, ending on Thursday. sources

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Mar 27 2024, 12 am

Mohan Yadav explains why children don't stay at CM residence

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav has made the decision to keep his three children away from the official Chief Minister's bungalow in order to maintain focus on his responsibilities. The 49-year-old first-time Chief Minister believes that having his children stay with him may interfere with their studies and dilute his attention to his duties. His daughter and two sons are all pursuing higher education, with his son currently studying for an MS after completing his MBBS. Mr Yadav explained in an exclusive interview with NDTV that he wants his children to have a conducive environment for their studies, hence the decision for them to stay separately. Despite criticism for being too tough on his family, Mr Yadav emphasized the importance of prioritizing responsibilities over familial distractions as one progresses in their career. sources

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Apr 23 2024, 1 am

Top Tihar Official Involved in Arvind Kejriwal Insulin Controversy

In the midst of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's claim that he is being denied insulin while in Tihar jail, the jail's Director General, Sanjay Beniwal, emphasized that the facility operates with transparency and follows medical advice from reputable institutions like AIIMS and Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. Mr Kejriwal, who has been in custody since March 21 in connection with a liquor policy case, has alleged a conspiracy to harm him. His party, the Aam Aadmi Party, has protested outside the jail, while Mr Beniwal has dismissed the accusations as baseless and stated that all medical decisions are made in accordance with court instructions. The jail houses around 1,000 diabetic prisoners, each receiving appropriate medical care based on the severity of their condition, with referrals to external hospitals for serious cases, regardless of their status. sources

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Apr 22 2024, 11 pm

AMU appoints first female Vice-Chancellor in a century

Naima Khatoon has made history by becoming the first woman Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in over 100 years, as confirmed by sources on Monday. Her appointment, approved by President Droupadi Murmu, required permission from the Election Commission of India due to the Model Code of Conduct in place. Khatoon, who completed her PhD in psychology from AMU, has been a lecturer and professor at the university before serving as the principal of Women's College since 2014. Established in 1875 and granted university status in 1920, AMU has never had a woman Vice-Chancellor until Khatoon's appointment, marking a significant milestone for the prestigious institution. sources

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Apr 22 2024, 11 pm

Government worker killed in targeted attack in J&K's Rajouri

A government employee, Mohammad Razaq, was shot dead in a targeted attack by unidentified gunmen in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri, just after leaving a mosque in the Shadra Sharief area. The 40-year-old, who worked in the social welfare department, succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. Security forces have initiated a cordon and search operation to locate the perpetrators. This incident follows the recent killings of two non-locals in Anantnag and Herpora districts, highlighting the ongoing threat of terrorism in the region. Despite a decrease in such attacks this year due to increased security measures, the timing of this latest incident during the Lok Sabha elections in Anantnag raises concerns about the security situation. The area is set to vote on May 7, adding a layer of tension to the already volatile region. sources

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Apr 22 2024, 10 pm

Singapore allows Everest spices despite recall controversy

Spice brand Everest has denied reports of a ban on its products in Singapore and Hong Kong, following concerns over a cancer-causing ingredient found in certain Indian spice brands. While Hong Kong and Singapore food regulators warned against four products from MDH and Everest due to the presence of ethylene oxide, Everest clarified that only one of its 60 products has been recalled for further inspection in Singapore. The Singapore Food Agency ordered the recall of Everest's Fish Curry Masala, stating that the ethylene oxide levels exceeded permissible limits. The Indian government has also directed food commissioners to collect samples from all spice manufacturing units in India to ensure the safety and quality of spices, with strict action promised if harmful substances are found. sources

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Apr 22 2024, 10 pm

PM's popularity will help Congress win stronghold: Mohan Yadav

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav expressed confidence in the BJP's ability to secure victory in all 29 seats in the state, particularly highlighting the party's prospects in Chhindwara, a long-standing Congress stronghold. Yadav attributed this potential success to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "track record." Chhindwara, the constituency of former Chief Minister Kamal Nath, has consistently voted for the Congress, even during the BJP's previous electoral victories. However, Yadav believes that the "Modi-ki guarantee" will sway voters this time around, emphasizing the PM's popularity and successful track record. The Chief Minister also pointed to the increasing voteshare for the BJP in recent elections as evidence of growing support for the party, citing projects like the interlinking of rivers as key campaign narratives for the upcoming election. sources

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Apr 22 2024, 10 pm

Himalayan Glacial Lakes Grow 89% in 38 Years: ISRO

ISRO has reported that 89% of the 2,431 glacial lakes in the Himalayas have expanded since 1984, raising concerns about the potential consequences of warming in the region. The expansion of these lakes can have cascading effects in the lower regions, according to experts. Satellite data spanning several decades has revealed significant changes in glacial lakes, with 601 lakes expanding more than twice in size. The study highlights the importance of monitoring glacial lakes for environmental impact assessment and developing strategies for managing risks like glacial lake outburst floods. The Himalayan region, known as the "Third Pole" due to its extensive glaciers, is highly sensitive to global climate change, leading to the formation and enlargement of glacial lakes. While these lakes serve as crucial freshwater sources, they also pose risks such as GLOFs, which can have devastating consequences for downstream communities. sources

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Apr 22 2024, 9 pm

Poll body refuses to comment on PM's speech controversy

The Election Commission has refused to comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent speech in Rajasthan, where he suggested that if the Congress party were to come to power, they would redistribute wealth to Muslims. Modi referenced former PM Manmohan Singh's statement about the minority community having the first claim on the country's resources. The poll panel spokesperson simply stated, "We decline comment," when asked about the prime minister's remarks made during a rally in Banswara. The controversial statement has sparked a row, with the Election Commission remaining tight-lipped on the matter. sources

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Apr 22 2024, 9 pm

Father killed at wedding over DJ request

A dispute over a DJ request at a wedding in Uttar Pradesh's Agra turned fatal as the bride's father was beaten to death by a group of relatives. The argument escalated into a violent fight, resulting in severe injuries to the victim, who later succumbed to his wounds. The assailants reportedly fled the scene following the incident, prompting the filing of a case against seven individuals with the Fatehabad police. The tragic event highlights the dangers of escalating conflicts at social gatherings and the need for peaceful resolutions to prevent such senseless acts of violence. sources

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Apr 22 2024, 8 pm

BJP accuses Rahul Gandhi of lying and conspiring

The BJP has retaliated against the Opposition INDIA bloc by approaching the Election Commission over comments made by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, calling him a "serial and habitual offender" who lies and conspires. BJP leader Tarun Chugh accused Gandhi of inciting language and regional conflicts. This comes after Congress lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleging that the party plans to redistribute the nation's wealth to imposters if elected. Congress condemned Modi's comments as divisive and demanded action, stating that the Election Commission's inaction on such violations of electoral laws by the BJP has emboldened them. The political tensions continue to escalate as both parties seek intervention from the Election Commission ahead of the upcoming elections in West Bengal. sources

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Apr 22 2024, 8 pm

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