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Gundaraj thrives on Day 1 of Adityanath; BSP leader Mohd Shami shot dead in Allahabad

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UttarPradesh, March 20: BSP leader Mohammad Shami is shot dead in Allahabad district on late Sunday night after UP CM Yogi Adityanath took his oath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

The murder was carried by bike-borne assailants who opened fire on Mohd Shami in Mau Aima area.

Shami had moved from the Samajwadi Party to the BSP right before this year’s Assembly elections.

He died after being reportedly shot at five times. According to the sources, a case has been registered against local leaders linked to BJP.

The Samajwadi Party condemned the murder of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader in Allahabad.

We would request the Uttar Pradesh government that no compromise should be done in terms of law and order,” Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal told ANI.

“Earlier when such incidents used to take place during the Samajwadi party regime, the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) used to dub our administration as ‘Gundaraj’. Now their government has come in power and we can see the results,” Agarwal asserted.

In the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Shami had contested against six times winner from the Kunda constituency Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya.

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Thiruvilwamala temple damaged in fire, police probing cause

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Thrissur (Kerala), Jan 24: A major fire broke out at the famed Vilwadrinatha temple near here probably due to a burning lamp, damaging the shrine, police said on Wednesday. There was no report of casualties.

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An official from the Pazhayannur police station said the fire at the temple — situated in the middle of Thiruvilwamala village atop a hillock in Thrissur district — was noticed at 8.40 p.m. on Tuesday and could be doused only around midnight.

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“The fire was doused close to midnight but till then a lot of damage had been done to the temple. Prima facie, a burning lamp caused the fire, though nothing can be discounted. Police and forensic experts are probing. The temple will remain closed for the present,” the official said.

Lord Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and his brother Lakshmana are the main deities at the temple. It is one of the four major temples dedicated to Lord Rama in Kerala.

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Arunachal Pradesh: Army convoy attacked with grenade by militants in Namsai

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Arunachal Pradesh, Jan 24: Militants attacked Army convoy with grenade in Namsai on Wednesday. 

The blast took place at around 7-20 in the morning when the Army team was returning from conducting operation against insurgents, The Shillong Times reported.

“There was an ongoing operation against insurgents in the area which is known for presence of insurgents belonging to the banned ULFA (Independent) and Naga rebel group NSCN-K” Defence source said.

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Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow school where student was knifed to lose recognition

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Lucknow, Jan 23: A school in the Uttar Pradesh capital where a Class 1 student was critically injured last week in a knife attack by a senior girl to lose its recognition, an Education Department official said on Tuesday.

Officials stated in the aftermath of the January 16 incident, an inspection was carried out at the Brightland School in Triveni Nagar which found “very many discrepancies” both in terms of education standards and the security of students.

The District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) of Lucknow Mukesh Kumar Singh has recommended to the Education Department that the recognition of the school be cancelled, the official told IANS.

Prima facie, the official said, the management has been found guilty of trying to fudge the matter and hide it from the police.

The DIOS said that various classes in the school were being run without permission and against norms, and the team set up by the government had found serious lapses in the security system.

The school was allowed by the Uttar Pradesh Board to have classes till Class 12 but was running additional certificate courses, which is illegal, the official said.

The management has claimed that it had installed 70 CCTV cameras in the premises, but there were only 64 and many cameras were found dysfunctional during the inspection, he said.

There was no attendant near the toilet, where the incident took place in which Hrithik was slashed with a kitchen knife by the Class 7 girl student.

District officials said the state government has directed them to conduct surprise inspections in various schools here to ensure that children are safe and that the managements were adhering to the norms.

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