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Cyclone Maha threat looming over Rajkot T20I

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Rajkot, Nov 4 : The first T20I between India and Bangladesh in New Delhi was under constant threat of being affected by adverse weather conditions in the city. While the match went off without a hiccup at the end on Sunday, it now looks like the second T20I too might be under a cloud thanks to the weather in Rajkot.

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS) Maha had seemingly moved away from the west coast of India till last Tuesday but it has since turned around and is heading towards the Gujarat coast.

“And now, with a game in Rajkot ahead, news of a cyclone on the West coast on Nov 6/7 with a danger alert issued to fishermen on the Saurashtra coast. Hope it isn’t dangerous for the people living there. The weather has been most unpredictable this year,” said commentator Harsha Bhogle in a tweet.

However, the cyclone is expected to weaken on its way to the Gujarat coast, according to Skymet Weather. “The system is likely to make a landfall between Diu and Porbandar around November 7 and at that time the wind speed will be around 80-90 kmph gusting 100 kmph,” said the report on the website.

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Protest in Patna against CAA, several cops hurt

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Patna, Dec 16 : Agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a mob set afire a police post and targeted some vehicles at Kargil Chowk, here on Sunday.

According to Patna District Magistrate Kumar Ravi, the protesters were moving towards the Kargil Chowk from Ashok Rajpath when they were intercepted by the police.

They attacked a Vajra vehicle and pelted stones on the police, leaving around a dozen policemen injured, Ravi said. The police had to lob three rounds of tear gas to disperse the mob, he said.

An FIR has reportedly been registered at the Gandhi Maidan police station for organising a procession without permission and destroying public property.

The police is examining CCTV footage to identify the miscreants.

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Delhi Police entered the campus without permission, says Jamia chief proctor

Meanwhile, Chinmoy Biswal, DCP South East said: “Our only interest is to push the mob back, so law and order can be restored in the area. We have no problem with the university (Jamia Millia Islamia University) students.”

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Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia chief proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan said that the Delhi Police entered the campus without permission and beat up staff members and students.

“Delhi police entered our campus by force, no permission was given. Our staff and students are being beaten up and are forced to leave the campus,” Khan told reporters here.

Meanwhile, Chinmoy Biswal, DCP South East said: “Our only interest is to push the mob back, so law and order can be restored in the area. We have no problem with the university (Jamia Millia Islamia University) students.”

Biswal said that the mob indulged in arson set motorcycles ablaze and pelted stones at the police and that around six policemen were injured in the stone-pelting.

The police said it fired tear gas shells at the protesters outside the campus of the varsity and also resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the crowd. They also detained some protestors from outside gate number 1 in the course of action.

A police personnel too sustained injured in the commotion which broke outside the campus.

Earlier, three Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses were set ablaze by protesters near Bharat Nagar during the course of demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The protesters also damaged a fire tender and other buses and personal vehicles in the area.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that he has spoken to Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal and urged him to take all possible steps to restore normalcy and peace in the city-state.

“Spoke to Hon’ble LG and urged him to take all steps to restore normalcy and peace. We are also doing everything possible at our end. Real miscreants who caused violence should be identified and punished,” Kejriwal tweeted today.

The Delhi Chief Minister urged protestors to remain peaceful, stating that any kind of violence is unacceptable.

“No one should indulge in violence. Any kind of violence is unacceptable. Protests should remain peaceful,” Kejriwal had tweeted after three DTC buses were set on fire in Bharat Nagar area of the national capital.

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Male Cops Pulled My Hair & Broke Phone, Says BBC Journo at Jamia

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Delhi: As police laid siege on Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University on Sunday, 15 December, following unrest in parts of the national capital over the Citizenship Amendment Act, senior journalist Bushra Sheikh, working with the BBC, said the police broke her phone, pulled her by her hair and hurled abuses at her.

“I came here for BBC’s coverage, they (police) took away my phone,broke it. A male police personnel pulled my hair. They hit me with a baton and when I asked them for my phone they hurled abuses at me,” said Bushra.

“I didn’t come here for fun, I came here for coverage,” she added.

The police on Sunday allegedly forcefully entered the university campus without permission, blocked the gates and fired tear-gas at the students and the staff inside.

The Delhi Police claimed that they barged into the university to “nab outsiders” who had entered the campus after vandalising public property and setting buses ablaze.

Both the Jamia Millia students’ community as well as the Teachers’ Association have disassociated themselves with the violence and arson that took place near the university Sunday afternoon.

Three public buses and a fire tender were set afire by the “miscreants” during the violence and arson in New Friends’ Colony.

Sources told PTI that at least at least 40 people including students, policemen and fire fighters are injured.

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