Daily Archive: January 27, 2018

38 held for anti-‘Padmaavat’ violence in Gurgaon: Police

Gurgaon, Jan 27 At least 38 people have been arrested or detained in connection with the violence by fringe Rajput groups against the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial film ‘Padmaavat’ in Gurgaon, police said today.

Gurgaon Police PRO Ravinder Kumar told PTI that the department arrested 24 people for their alleged involvement in violent incidents, and another 14 as part of preventive measures under Section 107/151 of the CrPC, in eight cases.

He dismissed social media reports that Muslim youths were detained or arrested, and urged people to not pay attention to rumours, but follow the district administration’s guidelines.

Kumar said the people arrested have been sent to judicial custody by a court.

PTI

Aadhaar’ is Oxford dictionary’s Hindi word of 2017

Jaipur, Jan 27  Oxford Dictionaries has chosen ‘Aadhaar’ as the Hindi word of 2017.

The word gained popularity due to Aadhaar card, which was in news last year and is likely to remain in highlight this year as well.

The announcement was made at a session “Oxford Dictionaries’ Hindi Word of the Year” during the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival here.

Other words such as ‘Mitron’, ‘Notebandi’, ‘Gau-Rakshak’ were also considered, but the widespread discussions and debates around ‘Aadhaar’ was reason it was selected as the word of the year, journalist Saurabh Dwivedi said during the discussion.

Writer Pankaj Dubey said new words like ‘Sleepawastha’ (state of sleeping), ‘Maukatarian’ (opportunist) should be coined to express certain moods. Chitra Mudgal objected to the suggestion and instead advocated for correct use of languages

 

Delhi: One juvenile arrested for killing a post office security guard in Rohini’s Sector 7; two hard disks, one mobile, Rs 20,000 stolen from the site & a broken bat (weapon of crime) recovered

Delhi: One juvenile arrested for killing a post office security guard in Rohini’s Sector 7; two hard disks, one mobile, Rs 20,000 stolen from the site & a broken bat (weapon of crime) recovered