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News of the day: Hindu prayers to continue in Gyanvapi cellar, India secure 17th straight Test series win at home and more

Here are the latest developments from India and abroad

Our Web Desk Published 26.02.24, 06:00 PM
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Senior TMC leader Kunal Ghosh said party strongman Shajahan Sheikh, who has been accused of sexual atrocities and land grabbing in Sandeshkhali in West Bengal, will be arrested in seven days. TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee had claimed that Shahjahan could not be arrested because of legal tangles and stay on FIRs filed by the police.

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Worship will continue in the southern cellar of the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi, the Allahabad High Court said while dismissing an appeal that had challenged the district court's order to this effect. The high court dismissed two appeals filed by the Anjuman Intezamia Mosque Committee challenging the district judge's January 17 order that appointed the district magistrate as the receiver of the 'Vyas Tehkhana' and January 31 order by which he allowed 'puja' to be performed there.

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Several Indians who worked as support staff to the Russian army were discharged following India's demand, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. According to media reports, several Indians have been working as security helpers in the Russian military and they were forced to even fight with Russian soldiers in certain areas along Russia's border with Ukraine.

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Stepping up its attack on the Union government over the 'Agnipath' military recruitment scheme, the Congress alleged that 'gross injustice' was done to youngsters and asserted that it would revert to the old recruitment system if voted to power at the Centre. The future of nearly two lakh young men and women has become uncertain due to the scrapping of the regular recruitment process in the armed forces, Kharge said in his letter to the president, who is the supreme commander of the armed forces.

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Traffic was affected at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh borders on Monday in view of a proposed tractor march of farmers to the national capital, officials said. The Delhi Police has intensified checking at the borders by putting up barricades.

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Police on Monday booked a former Haryana MLA and 11 other people in connection with the murder of the Indian National Lok Dal's state unit president Nafe Singh Rathee and a party worker in Bahadurgarh near Delhi. In an FIR registered, police named former MLA Naresh Kaushik, Karambir Rathee, Ramesh Rathee, Satish Rathee, Gaurav Rathee, Rahul and Kamal. The FIR also mentions five unnamed people.

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India's home supremacy weathered the 'Bazball' storm as Rohit Sharma's men secured a hard-fought five-wicket win over England in the fourth and penultimate Test for a 17th consecutive series triumph in their own backyard, handing a harsh reality check to the visitors' unidimensional approach. India lead 3-1 in the series with the last game scheduled in Dharamsala from March 7.

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The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Monday rescheduled the Chemistry Paper 1 of the ongoing Class-12 board exams, citing 'unforeseen circumstances'. While no board official gave any details of the said 'circumstances', sources in some CISCE-affiliated schools in the city claimed that the question paper was reportedly leaked on social media before commencement of the exams.

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Renowned ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas, best known for 'Chitthi Ayee Hai' and 'Aur Ahista Kijiye Baatein', died following prolonged illness, his daughter Nayab said. Pankaj Udhas released numerous albums and performed at concerts around the world, captivating audiences with his melodious voice and poignant lyrics.

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The corporate affairs ministry has asked its field officers to expedite the inspection of the books of BYJU'S and submit the report, a senior official said on Monday as trouble continues to brew at the edtech firm. In July 2023, the ministry had asked the office of the Regional Director in Hyderabad to conduct an inspection of the company Think & Learn Pvt Ltd, which is registered in Bengaluru.

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