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2 ministers clash in Ashok Gehlot’s presence, threaten to see each other




The much-talked about discord in Rajasthan government came to the fore once again when two of the ministers from the Gehlot government clashed during the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and threatened to see each other while coming out of the meeting.

The clash erupted between state education minister and PCC chief Govind Singh Dotasara and state minister for urban development and housing Shanti Dhariwal. The CM had to turn off the camera in between.

In fact, fellow ministers had to intervene looking at the growing confrontation and fierce debate between the two ministers.

As the cabinet meeting was held to decide the status of board exams for class X and XII at the CMR with Gehlot being virtually connected, Dotasara discussed the vaccination topic at the end of the meeting and said that the Congress launched a social media campaign demanding free vaccination, now a memorandum should be submitted to the collector at every district level.

Dhariwal immediately intervened and said, what is the need of this, the work of the ministers is not to submit the memorandum.

Dotasara objected to this interference and Dhariwal was left agitated.

The matter escalated when both of them indulged in war of words and state ministers had to intervene to calm them down.

Dotasara told the CM that action should be taken against such behaviour of the minister who did not allow the party president to speak and was about to leave the meeting but the CM pacified him and asked him to complete his talk.

The Chief Minister asked both of them to remain calm but the dispute started again when Dhariwal told Dotasara that he has seen many party presidents and he can do whatever he wants.

The Chief Minister turned off the camera after seeing the heated argument between the two ministers.

Even after the cabinet meeting was over, Dhariwal and Dotasara clashed outside in a louder tone.

Seeing the ministers fighting openly, the security personnel and staff of the CM residence present there were also shocked. The fellow ministers got the two separated, otherwise there could have been a scuffle.

Dhariwal openly told Dotasra that he was not bound to obey his orders while Dotasara said that he will have to obey orders as he is the party president.

Dotasara told Dhariwal – Being party in charge of Jaipur, you have not even taken a meeting till date in the last two and a half years. This attitude of yours is not good for the party, I will report it to Sonia Gandhi.

Dhariwal again retaliated and questioned, “Will you threaten me? As both ministers started coming close, folding their sleeves, the fellow ministers separated the two.

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President Droupadi Murmu Gives Assent To Women’s Reservation Bill




The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam has been enacted into law in India following the approval of President Droupadi Murmu for the women’s reservation bill. With its transformation into an Act, 33% of seats in both the Lok Sabha and state assemblies will be designated for women. However, the implementation of this reservation will occur subsequent to the completion of the upcoming census and delimitation process. During a special session of Parliament held this month, the women’s reservation bill received approval from both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, marking a momentous achievement for the Indian Parliament, particularly as it relocated its operations to the new Parliament building on September 19.

The AIMIM was the sole opposition to the women’s reservation bill, contending that it would primarily benefit savarna women since there is no provision for the reservation of seats for Muslim women representatives. Furthermore, the Congress raised concerns regarding the absence of OBC reservation and questioned the extended timeframe for implementation even after its passage in Parliament and subsequent approval by the President.

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Karnataka: 44 Flights Cancelled At Bengaluru International Airport Today Amid Bandh Over Cauvery Issue




Bengaluru: Amidst a state-wide shutdown in Karnataka on Friday, Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru reported the cancellation of 44 flights, which included both arrivals and departures, according to airport authorities. Of these, 22 flights were inbound to Bengaluru, while the remaining 22 were outbound.

Some passengers expressed discontent, claiming their tickets were abruptly canceled, but airport officials cited operational reasons for the cancellations and assured that passengers were duly informed in a timely manner.

Pro-Kannada activists detained from airport premises

In an incident reported by India Today, five pro-Kannada activists were apprehended as they entered the airport premises, unfurling a Karnataka flag and causing a disturbance within Kempegowda International Airport. These protesters had purportedly booked flight tickets as a means to gain entry to the airport grounds.

The Karnataka bandh (shutdown) was organized by the ‘Kannada Okkoota’ group to protest against the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu. The shutdown found significant support in Bengaluru and other southern regions of the state, disrupting normal daily activities.

To maintain order, authorities imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in Bengaluru Urban, Mandya, Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Ramanagara, and Hassan districts. Additionally, schools and colleges were declared closed for the day, and the shutdown was scheduled to be in effect from 6 am to 6 pm.

Response to shutdown

In response to the shutdown, most information technology companies and other firms in Bengaluru allowed their employees to work from home to minimize disruptions caused by the protest. 

Many businesses, shops, and eateries in the Cauvery basin districts, particularly Mandya in the southern part of the state, remained closed. Private vehicles were also off the roads in these areas. The Karnataka Film Exhibitors Association supported the bandh, resulting in the cancellation of film screenings at theaters across the state until the evening.

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‘Don’t Have House In My Name, But My Govt Made Lakhs Of Daughters House-Owners’: PM Modi In Gujarat




Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he does not have a house in his name, but his government turned lakhs of daughters in the country house-owners.

PM Modi, who has been on a two-day visit to Gujarat starting Tuesday, was speaking at the launch of various development projects worth over Rs 5,000 crore, including projects worth Rs 4,500 crore related to education sector, in Bodeli town of tribal-dominated Chhotaudepur district of Gujarat.

Don’t have house, but gave houses to lakhs of daughters: PM Modi

“Since I spent significant time with you, I know the issues faced by the poor people and I have always tried to solve those issues. Today I am satisfied because my government has built four crore houses for the people across the country. Unlike previous governments, a house for the poor is not just a number for us. We work to provide dignity to the poor by building houses for them,” he said.

“We are building houses as per the needs of the poor, that too without the presence of any middlemen. Lakhs of houses were built and registered in the names of our women. Though I don’t have a house in my name, my government made lakhs of daughters house-owners,’ he said.

PM invokes World Bank president’s comment

Modi also noted that World Bank president Ajay Banga was so impressed with the Gujarat education department’s command and control centre in Gandhinagar, called as ‘Vidya Samiksha Kendra’, that he urged him to start such centres across the country.

“The World Bank president (Ajay Banga) recently visited the Vidya Samiksha Kendra (in Gandhinagar). During out meeting, he urged me to start such centres in all districts of India and said the World Bank is ready to be a part of that project,” he said.

The PM said the new National Education Policy (NEP), which was left in limbo for three decades, was finally introduced by his government.

Without mentioning any names, PM Modi also attacked the opposition saying “they indulged in politics of reservation”.

“But until I became chief minister, no science school was functional in tribal areas of Gujarat…How will you get admission in medical and engineering colleges if you do not have science schools,” he said.

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