Daily Archive: December 22, 2017

Naveen removes minister for remarks about Brahmins

Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (PTI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today removed Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout from his ministry in the wake of his “derogatory” remarks against the Brahmin community.

“I strongly disapprove of anyone who makes derogatory remarks against any caste, creed or religion. I have dismissed Dr (Damodar) Rout from the Council of Ministers,” Patnaik told reporters here.

Rout is also the Biju Janata Dal vice-president.

Patnaik said, “A letter has been sent to the Hon’ble Governor in the evening to accept this dismissal.”

Rout was not immediately available for comment as he was away in his constituency.

The removal of the minister followed state-wide protests by Brahmins against the “derogatory” and controversial remarks he had made about the community at a function in Malkangiri on December 17.

The veteran leader, who represents Paradip in the Assembly, said that “while no tribal is seen begging in any part of the state, one can spot Brahmins resorting to begging in places such as bus stands”.

The remarks of the 75-year-old leader triggered sharp reaction across the state and members of the Brahmin community were up in arms demanding his immediate removal from the Council of Ministers and unconditional apology from him.

BJP leader killing: UPSTF arrests one more accused

Noida, Dec 22  One more person has been arrested in connection with the killing of BJP leader Shiv Kumar and his security guard last month, the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (UPSTF) said today.

In a joint operation involving the UPSTF and Gautam Buddha Nagar police, a sharpshooter, identified as Aniruddha, was arrested from the Bisrakh area last night.

A country-made pistol, three live cartridges, a motorcycle, a mobile phone and Rs 25,000 in cash were seized from Aniruddha, who hails from Muzaffarnagar, a spokesperson of the UPSTF said.

During interrogation, Aniruddha told police his uncle was a member of the Vicky Tyagi gang.

BJP leader Shiv Kumar and his security guard were shot dead in the Bisrakh area on November 16 when they were going to Ghaziabad in a car.

Three people were earlier this month arrested by the UPSTF in connection with the killing.

Source: PTI

टी-20: रोहित शर्मा ने सबसे तेज शतक लगाने में विश्व रिकॉर्ड की बराबरी की

इंदौर. भारतीय कप्तान रोहित शर्मा ने श्रीलंका के खिलाफ आज यहां केवल 35 गेंदों पर शतक ठोककर टी20 अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट में सबसे कम गेंदों पर सैकड़ा पूरा करने के विश्व रिकार्ड की बराबरी की. रोहित ने 43 गेंदों पर 118 रन बनाये जिसमें दस चौके और 12 छक्के शामिल हैं. उन्होंने इस दौरान दक्षिण अफ्रीका के डेविड मिलर के सबसे तेज शतक के रिकार्ड की बराबरी की. मिलर ने इसी वर्ष बांग्लादेश के खिलाफ यह रिकार्ड बनाया था.

Constable dies after being hit by bus

New Delhi, Dec 22  A 42-year-old Delhi Police constable died after his motorcycle was hit by a speeding cluster bus near Palam flyover, police said today.

The deceased, Amarpal, was an ex-serviceman and had joined the Delhi Police in 2010. He was posted at the Delhi Cantonment police station.

While travelling on his motorcycle, he was hit yesterday by a bus at around 9.30 pm near Palam flyover near Maharaja Agrasen hospital, they added.

A case was registered and the accused driver Ramniwas was arrested

Source: PTI

India post 260-5 against Sri Lanka in 2nd T20I

Indore, Dec 22  Put into bat, India posted a mammoth 260 for 5 against Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 International here today.

Rohit Sharma smashed the joint fastest century en route to his 43-ball 118, while KL Rahul blasted 89 off 49 balls to anchor the innings.

This is the joint second highest total in T20Is.

Brief Score:

India: 260 for 5 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 118; Thisara Perera 2/49).

BJP is a Party Based on Lies, Says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, December 22: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday lambasted the Bharatiya Janata Party for ‘lying’ on one or the other issue. Referring to the 2G spectrum allocation case, Rafale deal, Jay Shah, Rahul said that the Prime Minister has not answered a single question posed to him.

“The whole architecture of the BJP is about lies, the whole structure is about lies,” Rahul said after Congress Working Committee meet today.

Former UP governor Banwari Lal Joshi passes away

New Delhi, Dec 22 (PTI) Former Uttar Pradesh governor Banwari Lal Joshi passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) today due to septic shock following an infection of the valves, hospital sources said. He was 82.

The former police officer, who served as governor of several states, was admitted to hospital about 20 days ago.

“He died today evening at the cardio critical care unit of AIIMS. He got his valves replaced around 10 years back. The valves had got infected because of which he was admitted. He died to septic shock,” a source at the hospital said

Joshi’s entire family was by his side in his last moments.

He was governor of Uttar Pradesh from 2009 to 2014.

Before that he was lieutenant governor of Delhi from 2004 to 2007 and also served as governor in Meghalaya and Uttarakhand.

Sepsis is a life threatening condition which occurs as a result of an infection. Septic shock is a condition when there is significant drop in blood pressure that can lead to respiratory or heart failure, stroke, failure of other organs, and death.