EC eases campaign restrictions; TMC Forms New National Executive Committee and More
EC revises guidelines for 2022 elections; Allow Padayatras & Relaxes campaign calendars
Ahead of Assembly elections in five states, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday further eased the arrangements for campaigning parties, revising campaign timings between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. time. SDMA’s proper COVID behavior and protocols must be followed by parties.
“Hamara Bajaj”: who was Rahul Bajaj? The man behind India’s most affordable Chetak scooter
Industrial veteran and ex-president of one of the famous brands of scooters, Rahul Bajaj breathed his last on February 12, Saturday. He was admitted to Ruby Hall Clinic a month ago and last breathed around 2.30pm. According to the chairman of Ruby Hall Hospital, Dr Parvej Grant, “Rahul Bajaj passed away today at 2:30 p.m. He died of heart and lung problems. He was admitted to Ruby Hall Hospital for a month of Pune”.
NIA Raids 3 Sites in Thanjavur, Including Home of Khilafat Accused
In a major development, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out raids on three locations in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu on Saturday. The searches were carried out at the residences of Abdul Khader, a two-wheeler mechanic followed by Ahmed, based on clues from Abdul Khader who was arrested in 2021 for allegedly being part of a Khilafat movement (originally a protest from nearly 100 years ago to reinstall the Caliph as head of the declining Ottoman Empire), and another person, namely – Mannai Baba, who was allegedly detained there four months old.
TMC forms a new executive committee as Mamata takes control; Derek O’Brien and Saugata Roy abandoned
In a major development, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken full charge of the Trinamool Congress amid an alleged in-party feud. At the emergency meeting of senior party officials convened at his residence on Saturday, it was decided to form a new national party committee, consisting of 20 members. Apart from this, no other positions exist within TMC. Notably, senior Trinamool executives Derek O’Brien and Saugata Roy are not part of the new executive.
Belgium, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates ask their nationals to leave Ukraine amid growing invasion threats
As fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine continue to grow, many countries around the world have asked their nationals to leave Ukraine at the earliest. Belgium joined the nations in asking its citizens still in Ukraine to leave the country on Saturday. The alert comes after the United States warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could begin with aerial bombardment in the coming days. Belgium’s foreign ministry has strongly warned against a visit to Ukraine, saying an evacuation is unlikely.
Hijab Row: AIMIM’s Owaisi hits BJP; Identifies the fundamental right to privacy
Asaduddin Owaisi, the supremo of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), asked on Saturday what is the problem of wearing hijab while pursuing his studies. Stating that the right to privacy is a fundamental right, he said those who oppose Hijab should read Articles 29, 15, 19, 21 of the Constitution.
Netizens bid farewell to industrialist Ace Rahul Bajaj; ‘Icon of Indian entrepreneurship’
The entire nation is mourning the loss of veteran industrialist Rahul Bajaj, who died aged 83 in Pune on Saturday. Bajaj Group released a statement announcing the news in which they shared their grief over the death of the business tycoon. According to reports, Rahul Bajaj was suffering from pneumonia and heart disease. Hours after his disappearance, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray announced that the funeral of Laureate Padma Bhushan would be held with full state honours.
Bajrang Dal protests against Kia, Pizza Hut against Pakistani propaganda messages; Ask for an apology
Members of Bajrang Dal in Ahmedabad, Gujarat staged a protest at restaurants of KFC, Dominos and Pizza Hut for their alleged support of Pakistani ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ propaganda. In addition, the right-wing group also demonstrated at the showrooms of automakers like Hyundai and Kia Motors. The development comes after several car and fast food companies uploaded social media posts supporting Pakistani propaganda. The Bajrang Dal also demanded an apology and demanded that the companies declare that “Kashmir is an integral part of India”.
Anil Kapoor offers his condolences on the death of Rahul Bajaj; ‘Outstanding personality, great businessman’
A veteran industrialist and former president of Bajaj Auto, Rahul Bajaj breathed his last at the age of 83. The industrialist suffered from pneumonia as well as a heart problem. A month ago, he was admitted to the Ruby Hall Clinic. Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor, after learning of his demise, took to his verified Twitter account and consoled his demise. He also called him an “outstanding personality and great businessman” in his tweet.
Rahul Bajaj No More: Padma Bhushan Awardee & Ex-Chairman of Bajaj Auto Dies at 83
Rahul Bajaj, a veteran industrialist and former chairman of Bajaj Auto, has died aged 83. In 1965, he took over the Bajaj group. The industrialist suffered from pneumonia as well as a heart problem. A month ago, he was admitted to the Ruby Hall Clinic.