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Despite Covid, Communal Rioting Cases Nearly Doubled In 2020



2020 witnessed protests towards citizenship legal guidelines and communal riots in northeast Delhi. File

New Delhi:

Cases of communal or non secular rioting in 2020 practically doubled from 2019 even because the nation witnessed “very limited” outside actions on account of COVID-19 pandemic in the course of the previous yr, in accordance with newest authorities knowledge.

In its annual report, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which features beneath the Union Home Ministry, said that 857 instances of communal or non secular rioting had been reported within the nation in 2020.

In 2019, India had logged 438 such instances throughout states and Union Territories whereas the determine was 512 in 2018, it added.

In the report, the NRCB said that the nation remained beneath full lockdown from March 25, 2020 until May 31, 2020 on account of COVID-19 pandemic (first wave), throughout which the motion in public house was “very limited”.

The yr 2020 witnessed a number of protests and demonstrations on citizenship legal guidelines and communal riots in northeast Delhi throughout January and February whereas the pandemic outbreak began in March.

There had been 736 instances of ”caste battle” in 2020, up from 492 in 2019 and 656 in 2018. Another 167 instances had been lodged beneath the ”sectarian” battle class in 2020, up from 118 the earlier yr and down from 209 in 2018, the info confirmed.

The NCRB report said {that a} complete of 71,107 instances of ”offences towards public tranquillity” had been lodged throughout the nation in 2020, a rise of 12.four per cent over 63,262 such instances in 2019.

As many as 2,188 instances of such offences had been lodged beneath the ”agrarian” class whereas 1,905 for ”rioting throughout protests or demonstrations”, the info revealed.

Of the full offences towards public tranquility recorded beneath varied sections of the Indian Penal Code in 2020, rioting (51,606 instances) accounted for 72.6 per cent of complete such instances, the info confirmed.

“The cases registered under crimes against women, children and senior citizens, theft, burglary, robbery and dacoity have therefore declined, whereas COVID-related enforcement has resulted in increase of cases registered under ”disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant (Section 188 IPC)”, under ”Other IPC Crimes” and under ”Other State Local Acts”,” it added within the report.

Bad Day Due To Worrying More About Messing Up

NASHVILLE, Tenn.: Tennessee Titans left deal with Taylor Lewan says he didn’t deal effectively together with his first recreation again after the primary harm of his profession, getting so amped up the three-time Pro Bowler was drained by kickoff.

That led to one of many worst performances of his profession.

I used to be extra apprehensive about messing up than I used to be being higher, Lewan stated Thursday.

Lewan was victimized repeatedly by Arizona linebacker Chandler Jones, who completed with 5 sacks and two compelled fumbles. The Titans gave up six sacks general in a 38-13 loss to Arizona. Lewan was booed when he returned to the sport within the third quarter after receiving intravenous fluids for cramping.

It harm, Lewan stated of the boos. But on the similar time, the way in which I used to be taking part in I dont blame them. They need the group to do effectively. They’re not simply rooting for me, so Im sorry for letting them down.

Lewan tore his proper ACL in mid-October final season. This was his first recreation since then, and Lewan stated it was the primary surgical procedure apart from having his tonsils eliminated when he was 21. He in contrast his efficiency to a recreation his second season within the league when Whitney Mercilus had three half of sacks in 2015.

The left deal with stated he wound up extra apprehensive about messing up than being higher.

I received in an enormous panic mode within the first quarter and simply making an attempt to determine what ought to I alter, and that’s not normally the route I am going, Lewan stated. Its like, Hey, let me maintain working what Im good at, what are my strengths as a soccer participant and I wasnt doing these issues. So positively one to study from.

Derrick Henry stated he hasn’t talked with Lewan after final week’s recreation.

We know the kind of participant Taylor is, Henry stated. I do know he’ll come out, have an awesome week, and reply effectively on Sunday. He has a little bit adversity, it comes with the sport, and it’s all about the way you come again from it.

The Titans (0-1) now go to Seattle (1-0) on Sunday within the first recreation earlier than followers since 2019. Lewan stated he doesn’t wish to undergo one other recreation like his final and is working laborious in apply to right his points.

Im going to go play Sunday and going to see what occurs, Lewan stated.

NOTES: The Titans added their beginning inside linebackers to the harm report Thursday. Jayon Brown (hamstring) and Rashaan Evans (groin) each practiced absolutely. First-round draft decide CB Caleb Farley (shoulder) didn’t apply after working towards absolutely Wednesday. LB David Long (hamstring) was restricted Wednesday and didn’t apply Thursday. OLB Bud Dupree (knee) was restricted after sitting out Wednesday, and WR A.J. Brown (knee) practiced absolutely.


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Puerto Rico Corrections Officers Among 29 Indicted In Case

The court sought the law ministry’s response after going through a statement by the World Health Organisation, which has declared virginity testing as unscientific, medically unnecessary and unreliable.

The court docket sought the regulation ministry’s response after going by an announcement by the World Health Organisation, which has declared virginity testing as unscientific, medically pointless and unreliable.

Puerto Rico correctional officers are amongst 29 suspects going through fees together with drug trafficking, cash laundering and bribery in a federal indictment unsealed on Thursday.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico correctional officers are amongst 29 suspects going through fees together with drug trafficking, cash laundering and bribery in a federal indictment unsealed on Thursday.

The suspects are members of what the U.S. Attorneys Office referred to as one of many oldest prison enterprises in Puerto Rico, The group of 27, based in 1980 to allegedly take management of prisons within the U.S. territory to generate cash.

Authorities stated the primary income sources embrace drug trafficking and a tax the group allegedly levied when smuggling medication together with cocaine, heroin and fentanyl into jail. In addition, officers stated the group would commit fraud and extortion by smuggling cellphones into jail after which making calls and threaten or misinform these exterior to acquire cash.

The U.S. Attorneys Office stated the group would kill and electrocute individuals to keep up management.

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White House has instructed governors what number of Afghan refugees they will count on to be resettled

Former Delaware governor Jack Markell and former FEMA appearing head Bob Fenton, who’re overseeing the resettlement efforts, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and different senior White House officers made the calls to the governors on Wednesday, the official mentioned.

According to the official, the allocations to every state had been made underneath the brand new Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) Program and had been based mostly on the preliminary 37,000 arrivals. Under the plan, California and Texas can have the very best allocations — 5,255 and 4,481, respectively. Washington, Oklahoma, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New York and Virginia are additionally slated to resettle greater than 1,000 Afghan refugees. Mississippi and Alabama are projected to resettle the bottom variety of Afghans: 10 every.

“The purpose of the APA Program is to provide newly arrived Afghans with initial relocation services as they begin to rebuild their lives in the United States,” the official mentioned. “These services will be provided through local refugee resettlement agencies across the country.”

The official mentioned the quantity “may increase over time based on capacity shared by State Refugee Coordinators and local resettlement agencies.”

“The majority of the Afghans who will be resettled in the United States have worked directly with the US on its mission in Afghanistan, including across military, diplomatic, and development efforts — or will be a family member of someone who did,” they mentioned. “Thousands more of this group worked as journalists, human rights activists, or humanitarian workers and had careers that put them at risk, which makes them eligible for P1 or P2 visas.”

The official mentioned “many more” are relations of US residents and inexperienced card holders.

The resettlement will start within the subsequent few weeks after the arrival Afghans obtain medical screenings and immunizations, like for measles, mumps and rubella, at navy bases abroad, the official mentioned.

Hero MotoCorp To Hike Vehicle Prices by Up To Rs 3,000

The new charges will probably be efficient from September 20, this yr.

New Delhi: With festive season across the nook, India’s largest two-wheeler producer Hero MotoCorp on Thursday determined to boost the ex-showroom costs of its bikes and scooters. The new charges will probably be efficient from September 20, this yr. “The price hike has been necessitated to offset the impact of steadily increasing commodity prices,” Hero mentioned in a notification to the exchanges.

The two-wheeler said that the speed hike throughout the vary of bikes and scooters will probably be as much as Rs 3,000. The actual quantum of improve will rely on the mannequin and the market.

Ex-showroom is the price of a automobile that doesn’t embrace registration charge paid on the Regional Transport Office (RTO), street tax and insurance coverage. 

With a number of optimistic indicators, the corporate additional mentioned that it stays optimistic about demand because it gears up for the upcoming festive season. 

In August, Hero recorded a 22.Three per cent decline within the whole variety of items bought as in comparison with the identical month final yr.

Other two-wheeler producers can also observe the swimsuit.

India’s largest automaker, Maruti Suzuki elevated its automobile costs in September. Tata Motors, Honda Cars, Mahindra & Mahindra, Renault, and Toyota had additionally raised costs throughout the July-August interval.

Adults Have Right to Choose Matrimonial Partner Irrespective of Their Religion: Allahabad HC

The petitioners said they are in love with each other and living together on their own will, but faced a threat to their lives.

The petitioners mentioned they’re in love with one another and residing collectively on their very own will, however confronted a menace to their lives.

The bench comprising justices Manoj Kumar Gupta and Deepak Verma handed the order on a petition filed by Shifa Hasan and her Hindu associate.

  • PTI Allahabad
  • Last Updated:September 16, 2021, 23:33 IST

The Allahabad High Court has mentioned that two adults have the precise to decide on their matrimonial associate no matter the faith they profess. The bench comprising justices Manoj Kumar Gupta and Deepak Verma handed the order on a petition filed by Shifa Hasan and her Hindu associate. The petitioners mentioned they’re in love with one another and residing collectively on their very own will, however confronted a menace to their lives.

The courtroom granted safety to the interfaith couple and mentioned not even their mother and father can object to their relationship. “It cannot be disputed that two adults have the right of choice of their matrimonial partner irrespective of the religion professed by them,” the bench mentioned.

“As the present petition is a joint petition by the two individuals who claim to be in love with each other and are major, therefore, in our considered opinion, nobody, not even their parents, could object to their relationship,” added the bench. The courtroom directed the police to make sure the petitioners will not be subjected to any harassment by the daddy of the womanor by every other individual. It was submitted that lady had additionally filed an utility for changing to Hinduism. On the mentioned utility, the District Magistrate had known as for a report from the police station involved. As per the report, the person’s father will not be agreeable to the wedding, although his mom was. The lady’s each mother and father are against the connection. In view of the identical, the couple approached the High Court claiming that there’s a menace to their lives.

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Centre’s 288-Page Justification Of Delhi Top Cop Pick



Rakesh Asthana was appointed Delhi Police Commissioner in July.

New Delhi:

From arguing that task guidelines are separate for states and union territories to suggesting there have been no candidates within the capital’s standard police cadre appropriate for the function, the central authorities has defined why it picked Rakesh Asthana, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from the Gujarat cadre, to be Delhi Police Commissioner, in a 288-page doc.

Responding to a authorized problem that had deemed the controversial, politically-connected officer’s appointment unlawful and an affront to laid-down conventions, the centre informed the Delhi High Court on Thursday that the choice was taken preserving in thoughts “the diverse law and order challenges faced by the national capital, which have national security implications as well as international and cross-border implications”.

“Delhi being the capital of the country has been witnessing diverse and extremely challenging situations of public order/law and order situation/policing issues which not only had national security implications but also international/cross border implications,” it mentioned in an affidavit.

“As such, a compelling need was felt by the Centre to appoint a person as a head of the police force of Delhi, who had diverse and vast experience of heading a large police force in a large State having diverse political as well as public order problem/experience of working and supervising Central Investigating Agency(s) as well as para-military forces,” it mentioned.

“A search was done in AGMUT (Arunachal, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories) cadre, which is the IPS cadre for GNCT (Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi). However, since AGMUT cadre being a cadre comprising of Union Territory and small north-eastern states, it was felt that requisite experience of working and supervising the central investigating agency/para-military force and police force of a large State having diverse political and law and order problem was lacking in the present pool of available officers in AGMUT,” the centre mentioned.

“Hence in public interest, a decision was made by the Central Government to have an officer who had experience in all the above fields to supervise Delhi Police force and to provide effective policing on the recent law and order situation which arose in the National Capital Territory of Delhi,” it mentioned.

“Rakesh Asthana was appointed in accordance with and after scrupulously following all the applicable rules and regulations,” the centre mentioned.

Seeking the dismissal of the pleas difficult the appointment of Mr Asthana because the police chief, the centre has argued: “it is also well settled that a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) is not maintainable in a service matter”.

On the allegation that Mr Asthana was appointed because the Delhi Police Commissioner in violation of Supreme Court’s judgment in Prakash Singh case on appointments of the pinnacle of police forces, the centre has argued: “the said judgment is only applicable for the appointment to the post of “DGP of a State” / chief of the police administration of the entire State. The said judgment has no application for appointment of Commissioners/Police Heads of Union Territories falling under the AGMUT cadre.”

Arguing union territories can’t be positioned on the identical pedestal as of state, the centre mentioned that in Chandigarh, an IG (Inspector General) degree officer is heading the police pressure, in Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, a DIG (Deputy Inspector General) degree officer is heading the police pressure in comparison with DGP (Director General of Police) degree officers heading a police pressure in states.

On the legality of inter-cadre deputation of Rakesh Asthana, the centre has defended it arguing “Central Government has been time and again granting inter-cadre deputation to officer who have attained pay level 14 and above by following the procedure. Since 2014, there have been four such inter-cadre deputations cleared by the Centre excluding Asthana’s”

Defending its transfer to grant extension in tenure to Mr Asthana for one 12 months simply days forward of his retirement, the centre has argued, “The competent authority is duly entitled to grant extension to members of All India Services which include IAS and IPS officers.”

Trump Falls Apart on Newsmax After Nuke Fiasco

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French President claims focused killing of ISIS chief in Sahara

Al Sahroui succumbed to his wounds, suffered in a strike on a bike carrying two individuals throughout a French-led air and floor operation in Mali, French minister for the armed forces Florence Parly mentioned at a press convention.

The operation happened between August 17 and 22, 2021, Parly mentioned.

He had earlier tweeted Thursday that navy and intelligence brokers had contributed to a “long-term hunt” for the ISIS-GS chief, which she described as a “decisive blow” for the group.

“This is another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel,” President Macron tweeted.

ISIS-GS was established in 2015 after al Sahraoui broke from the al Qaeda-associated al-Murabitun group — one other splinter group based mostly in Africa.

In 2017, al Sahraoui claimed accountability for the ambush of United States forces in Niger that killed 4 American troopers.

The US State Department designated ISIS-GS as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 2018, and introduced in 2019 a $5 million reward for info resulting in the seize of al Sahraoui.

He was chargeable for “cowardly and particularly deadly” assaults focusing on civilians and safety forces in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso, in keeping with an announcement from a French presidential spokesperson. In August 2020, al Sahraoui “personally ordered” the killing of six French humanitarian employees and their driver and information, the assertion added.

President Macron introduced in June 2021 an finish to the present French deployment within the Sahel area, Operation Barkhane, with a gradual handover to a multilateral mission. This would entail a “”profound transformation” of the French navy presence within the Sahel, President Macron mentioned on June 10.

According to the French Ministry of Defense, as of September, France has 5,100 troops deployed throughout 5 international locations within the Sahel area: Chad, Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Burkina Faso.

The incoming worldwide effort will likely be spearheaded by the Takuba Task Force, a European navy job pressure led by France which advises, assists and accompanies Malian Armed Forces within the Sahel, in keeping with the French president. The French military will represent the “spine” of that pressure, accomplished by particular forces from European and accomplice international locations within the area.

Realme Narzo 50 Series India Launch Said to Be Next Week, Specifications Leak

Realme Narzo 50 collection is anticipated to convey the following Narzo-branded smartphones from the Chinese manufacture following the Realme Narzo 30 collection. The Narzo 50A has been in rumours for fairly some time and new leaks now recommend that the Narzo 50 collection will make its debut in India between September 20 and 24. Apart from this, Francis Wong, the CMO of Realme India and Europe additionally confirmed the upcoming handset in a tweet by sharing the interior {hardware} particulars of the Realme Narzo 50A.

As per a report by Moneycontrol citing trade sources, Realme is anticipated to launch the Realme Narzo 50 collection in India between September 20 and 24. Along with the Narzo 50A, the corporate is claimed to launch Narzo 50 and Narzo 50 Pro smartphones. These gadgets are reported to launch in each 4G and 5G variants. The speculated Narzo 50i can also be stated to debut alongside. The report provides that Realme can even debut two AIoT merchandise. One of the 2 merchandise could possibly be the Realme Band 2, which can then go on sale throughout the upcoming Flipkart Big Billion Days sale. Details concerning the second AIoT product aren’t accessible. However, it’s purported to be a robotic vacuum cleaner that was launched earlier this 12 months.

Wong has already teased the Narzo 50A within the nation by means of his newest Twitter submit. He stated that the entry-level smartphone from the Narzo 50 collection will characteristic a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC beneath the hood.

The new system might succeed the prevailing Narzo 30A that’s accessible in India at a beginning worth of Rs 8,999 for the bottom 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage mannequin. The increased variant affords 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for Rs. 9,999. We can count on the Narzo 50A worth in India to be across the identical.

On the specification half, previous leaks recommend that the Realme 50A could have a triple rear digital camera setup and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Realme Narzo 50A is claimed to come back with a notched show and have a 3.5mm headphone jack together with a USB Type-C port on the backside. Earlier, the Realme Narzo 50A was reportedly noticed in Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) listings with the mannequin quantity RMX3430. A Realme telephone with the identical mannequin quantity was additionally noticed on database, which advised the telephone will carry a 13-megapixel (12.5-megapixel within the database) sensor and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.

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