SUNNY PLACES BODY DOUBLE IN GURDASPUR
Sunny, or at least his body double. Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol has appointed another person as his ‘representative’ to take care of his constituency Gurdaspur while he does exactly what in Mumbai?
MUMBAI RECEIVES HIGHEST RAINFALL IN A DECADE OVER TWO-DAY PERIOD. 20 DEAD, PUBLIC HOLIDAY DECLARED
As for Mumbai, its not sunny at all and far from it. The city received the highest rainfall in a decade over a two-day period since Sunday, affecting trains and flights, resulting in massive traffic jams and flooding homes in low-lying areas.
As per #IMDUpdates close to 200 mm or more rain per day is likely between July 3 and 5 which could hamper normal schedules. As per the forecast by IMD rain is expected to remain intense even today. MCGM has declared holidays in schools and colleges. At least 16 people killed over 13 others injured after walls collapsed on hutments in Mumbai’s Malad East and Kalyan due to heavy rainfall
WHEN AJAY BISHT SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET TO STOP MUSLIMS FROM ORGANIZING PROTEST AGAINST LYNCHING
It is 2nd July 2019 and its not like the dailies are covering it, but did you know that UP Government, led by Ajay Kumar Bisht. Shut down the internet so people could not protest and the uP police could once again get away for beating up marchers. In several places across the country not just in UP, Muslims tried to protest and demand a law against lynching. Even the women’s body that is supporting BJP on Triple Talaq was protesting and wanted a law against lynchings, a far serious issue than Triple Talaq. Most of these were peaceful, except in Uttar Pradesh, which is headed by a person who rose to the high seat by making a career out of attacking Muslims.
The Uttar Pradesh government pulled the plug on the Internet to prevent a little-known local organisation from publicising its call for a “Bharat bandh” on Monday. The bandh call was issued after police beat up marchers protesting the rise in lynchings.
Muslim community members and a group of teachers, marshalled by a social organisation named Yuva Seva Samiti and chanting anti-BJP slogans, were midway in their 4km march when the police baton-charged them late on Sunday afternoon.
SCOOTER PARKING CAUSES COMMUNAL TENSION IN CHAWRI BAZAAR
And still sticking with communal tension, lets head to Old Delhi, where A fight over parking a scooter snowballed into communal tension at Lal Kuan near Chawri Bazar in Old Delhi on Monday, 1 July as groups of Hindu and Muslim residents accused each other of stone pelting and violence on 30 June.
The two men involved in the parking row — Aas Mohammad and Sanjeev Kumar Gupta — sustained injuries, as did a photojournalist from a Hindi daily who was clicking pictures at the spot, police said.
There was heavy security as narrow alleys of the Walled City resembled a militarised zone with more than 1,000 Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel armed with anti-riot gear deployed through the day on Monday.
BIHAR IS HEADING FOR A BHAYANKAR SOOKHA (TERRIBLE DROUGHT): NITISH KUMAR
From communal disharmony, we head to the other big issue that many States in India are facing, Drought. The spectre of a “terrible drought” is looming large on Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said in the assembly on Monday, urging members of both houses of the legislature to discuss means to combat the impending crisis.
“I do not go by what scientists are saying. My own experience tells me that Bihar may be heading for a ”bhayankar sookha” (terrible drought).
Maybe, first thing to do is go by What the scientist are saying, but then a party supporting a non scientific, some may say, anti-science party, does not really posit a lot of confidence.
A PRIVATE CAR ON A PUBLIC ROAD IS PUBLIC PLACE, RULES SC
And now this story, which just puts severe doubt as to what kind of country are we heading towards. Inspired from Bihaar which has a drought of alcohol, but this one is government stamped.
In a judgment that could have far-reaching consequences, the Supreme Court Monday clarified that a private car travelling on a public road can be deemed as a ‘public place’.
The court has essentially overruled a 1999 Kerala High Court judgment which had said that a private car on a public road would still constitute a private space. The verdict can be interpreted to mean that any activity that is not allowed in a public space, such as smoking, will now not be allowed in a private car on a public road either. Actually, the case has its roots in an arrest made in Bihar , where the traveler had got drunk in Jharkhand, but he was high in Bihar, though there was no bottle on him.
5G PANEL HEAD WANTS CHINESE VENDORS EXCLUDED FROM TRIALS
And before we head to International news, the one company that is driving the international agenda these days, Huawei. Now in India, A senior government functionary has opposed allowing Huawei to participate in the ongoing 5G trials in the country, citing security concerns about the Chinese telecom giant, which is suspected to be close to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the all-powerful Communist Party of China.
TRUMP PLANS SPEECH, TANKS AND FLYOVERS AT FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN WASHINGTON
And now to International news, where Trump is clearly taken inspiration from the rest of dictators. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he plans to display battle tanks on Washington’s National Mall as part of a pumped-up Fourth of July celebration that will also feature flyovers by fighter jets and other displays of military prowess. While past presidents have traditionally kept a low profile on July 4, Trump plans to deliver a speech at the Lincoln Memorial.
HONG KONG POLICE EVICT PROTESTERS WHO STORMED PARLIAMENT
Meanwhile, Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong’s legislature on Monday, 1 July, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside. Police estimated 190,000 people joined the peaceful march, the third major one in as many weeks. Organisers estimated the number at 550,000.
After midnight, hundreds of police secured the building following a warning to protesters to clear it.
JAKARTA RESIDENTS TO SUE GOVERNMENT OVER SEVERE AIR POLLUTION
Meanwhile, Tired of breathing in some of the world’s filthiest air, a group of activists and environmentalists in Jakarta has decided to sue the Indonesian government to take action. What an inspirational move. Shall wait for Delhiites to get their act together.
WITH TEMPERATURES AT 31 C, FREAK STORM BURIES MEXICO CITY IN ICE
Did someone say, Climate Change. Well, here is a climate change story for you.
As never before seen phenomenons are on the rise, here is a climate change story for you and this one is coming from Mexico where a city had a temperature of 31 degree Celsius, and despite that, nature gifted it ice.
Officials in Mexico’s second-largest city say a freak storm that dumped more than a metre of hail on parts of the Guadalajara area damaged hundreds of homes.
The storm also partially buried tractor-trailers and cars, bringing families out on to the streets to play in ice piled high despite the summer heat.
15 YEAR OLD PRODIGY ‘COCO’ GRAUFF BEATS VENUS WILLIAMS AT WIMBLEDON
And since we are on unseen phenomenons, here is one of the greatest upsets in Champions history, this time at Wimbledon.
Before I leave you for the day, a name you should know about. It’s the 15-year-old Cori Gauff, or Coco as she likes to be called, who grew out of fairy tales and wrote herself one, when she beat seven times Grand Slam winner, Venus Williams.
That’s all for the day from my end. Hope you have a safe, healthy and a productive day ahead. Until tomorrow, good bye from takeapart.in