WE ARE BACK, AND SO IS PM MODI’s MANN KI BAAT
And we are back with news with a bit of Mann and fun ki baat, and it’s not just me even your favourite radio show, PM Modi’s Mann ki Baat is making a come back. It is season 2 time, though the season of hot waves continues to create havoc all around.
THE WORST HEATWAVE EVER
The country is witnessing its worst-ever heat wave, with four cities in north India on a record high. Starting with national capital Delhi, Churu in Rajasthan and Banda and Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh have witnessed temperatures of 48 degrees Celsius and above. It was so hot that Four passengers on the Kerala Express headed home have died in Uttar Pradesh over the last 24 hours. With all this heat obviously, water is what we need. While Mumbai enjoys the pre-monsoon showers and gets ready for the day when the waters will rise high, but the rising high temperatures are also causing water wars, if you were to believe what media says, a doubt now seeded by the water Minister.
WATER SCARCITY IS JUST A FALSE MEDIA HYPE SAYS NEWLY APPOINTED JAL SHAKTI MINISTER
It is 12th June 2019, With a majority of western areas in the country reeling under drought-like conditions, newly appointed Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Shekhawat on Tuesday said India has enough water in dams and the scarcity is a false hype created by the media.
Last month, the Centre had issued a “drought advisory” to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, asking them to use water judiciously. The advisory was issued by the Central Water Commission (CWC) on May 18.
THE DAY SC CALLS OUT YOGI GOVERNMENT FOR ‘GLARING ILLEGALITY’ OF SCRIBES ARREST, ANOTHER JOURNALIST ARRESTED
Blame the media, and when not being able to contain the media, arrest them, that is the UP Model of Yogi Adityanath, running away from the power of love. In a state characterized by lawlessness, if any journalist tries to do its job, the editor says, be careful, Yogi’s Police may come and arrest you.
And if you are thinking of a joke, stop right there, In India, Making a joke/meme can land you in jail, but making bombs can land you in Parliament.
On the day that the Supreme Court exercised its special powers to direct the “immediate release” of a journalist arrested by Uttar Pradesh police for objectionable tweets against chief minister Yogi Adityanath, saying an individual’s liberty was a “sacrosanct and non-negotiable” guaranteed under the Constitution and pulled up the state government for the “glaring illegality” of the arrest of journalist Prashant Kanojia, another journalist at a Noida-based TV channel has been arrested allegedly over defamatory content against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Nation Live editor Anshul Kaushik was arrested Monday night and remanded in 14-days judicial custody Tuesday on the same charges as the channel head Ishika Singh and editor Anuj Shukla.
During a debate on the channel on June 6, a woman had allegedly made defamatory statements against Adityanath.
NEWS 24 JOURNALIST BEATEN, STRIPPED AND URINATED IN HIS MOUTH BY UP POLICE FOR A STORY ON TAIN DERAILMENT
And if that wasn’t enough, yesterday, One more journalist attacked, harassed and locked up in jail in Uttar Pradesh, this time not for speaking about some woman threatening the Yogi with that dangerous weapon—love, but because he was reporting on train derailment.
In yet another attack on journalists in UP, Shamli GRP inspector Rakesh Kumar misbehaved with a journalist on a spot to cover a train derailment story.
Soon after, the journalist was attacked and brutally assaulted by one of the aides (in white shirt) of inspector Rakesh Kumar present at the spot.
The News 24 journalist, locked up in the GRP station, dubbed the attack as a retaliation for a negative story. According to Piyush Rai, a ToI Journalist on Twitter, the News 24 journalist Amit Sharma, detained at GRP police station in Shamli, claims that he was beaten, stripped and GRP inspector Rakesh Kumar urinated in his mouth.
NIA COURT GIVES LIFE TERM AND 5 CR FINE FOR BUSINESSMAN WHO CREATED HIJACK SCARE WITH A THREAT NOTE IN ENGLISH AND URDU ON A TOILET PAPER BOX
And while we are on lockups and arrests and hijacking the police machinery, A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Ahmedabad, on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to a Mumbai-based businessman and imposed a fine of Rs 5 crore on him for leaving a hijack threat note on a Jet Airways plane in October 2017.
The court of special NIA judge KM Dave said the fine amount submitted by the convict, businessman Birju Salla, will be distributed among the crew members and passengers on board the affected plane. Salla was accused of creating a hijack scare by planting a threat note written in English and Urdu in the tissue paper box of the aircraft’s toilet on October 30.
The pilot and co-pilot will be given Rs 1 lakh each, the flight attendants Rs 50,000 each, and 116 passengers on the flight will be given Rs 25,000 each from the fine collected from Salla, the court said
MODI’s NEW TROIKA: AFTER DOVAL, CABINET RANK TO MISRA AND MISHRA
And before we head out to International news, the one news you may want to know, if you are interested in knowing about the power structure in Modi 2.0.
And it is the Troika, not of Jaitley, Modi and Shah, but this time South block of Doval, Misra and Mishra. Nripendra Misra and PK Mishra were on Tuesday re-appointed as Principal Secretary and Additional Principal Secretary respectively to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with cabinet minister rank.
Earlier, national security adviser Ajit Doval was given an extension along with an upgrade from the minister of state rank to cabinet rank.
RARE SUPPORT BY RUSSIAN MEDIA FORCES A RARE U-TURN ON JOURNALISTS ARREST
And with that let’s head to International news and let us begin with a rare Russian U-Turn, especially on journalists, since that is a burning topic here in India as well.
A Russian journalist has been freed after drug-dealing charges against him were dropped following a public outcry. Russian newspapers had rallied round freelancer Ivan Golunov in a rare public show of support. Mr Golunov cried as he was freed from a police station on Tuesday and vowed to continue his investigative journalism. The decision came after “forensic, biological, fingerprinting and genetic tests”, the minister added.
PROTEST MOUNTS IN HONGKONG OVER EXTRADITION BILL
Speaking about protests, Thousands of protesters and police in Hong Kong are engaged in a standoff as anger grows over plans to allow extradition to mainland China. Early on Wednesday protesters, some wearing face masks and helmets blocked key roads around government buildings.
Despite widespread opposition, the government has said it will continue to push for extradition. A final vote is expected on 20 June where the pro-Beijing Legislative Council (LegCo) is expected to pass the bill.
YOU MAY BE EATING A CREDIT CARD’S WORTH OF PLASTIC EACH WEEK
That is pretty much all I have for you for today, but before I leave you for the day, drink healthy, Plastic pollution is so widespread in the environment that you may be ingesting five grams a week, the equivalent of eating a credit card, a study commissioned by the environmental charity WWF International said on Wednesday. The study by the Australia’s University of Newcastle said the largest source of plastic ingestion was drinking water, but another major source was shellfish, which tended to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive system was consumed too.
So be careful of what you consume, not just the water but also the news, that too can be very plastic. Have a lovely day ahead and stay hydrated and help a needy, hungry and a thirsty. Until tomorrow, goodbye from takeapart.in