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Bhubaneswar, April 19 : The Odisha government on Wednesday suspended internet services in Kendrapara town for 48 hours to prevent communal tension after an objectionable video targeting a particular community was posted on social media.

The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) informed about the restraining orders on the use of internet, which came into effect from 3 p.m. for the next 48 hours.

The action came in the wake of a recommendation from Kendrapara district administration following tension in the town over the social media post.

People from the community met the district collector and demanded steps to prevent a ‘Bhadrak’ like situation.

Collector Muralidhar Mallick said the internet services have been suspended in the town so that the post does not spread.

Meanwhile, police personnel have been deployed in Kendrapara to prevent any untoward incidents.

“Many people belonging to a particular community gathered in protest against the objectionable post. Internet services were disabled to prevent the posting from going viral,” said Kendrapara Superintendent of Police Dayanidhi Gochayat.

He said three platoons of police have been deployed to maintain law and order in the town.

On April 6, communal tensions erupted in Bhadrak city following derogatory remarks against Hindu gods being posted on social media. While police have arrested over 150 persons over the incident, the town is still under night curfew as normalcy is yet to be fully restored.

(IANS)

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Uttar Pradesh: Girls gets weapon training as a part of self defense

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Aligarh, June 18: Girls from different parts of the country are participating in weapon training as a part of self-defense in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh.

The training in camp includes weapons, physical, mental and intellectual training, news agency ANI reported.

The 18-day-long camp is organised by Rashtra Sevika Samiti at Saraswati Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School.

Earlier, it was reported that Bajrang Dal the youth wing of Vishwa Hindu Parishad is providing arms training to its cadre in Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh district in a bid to fight against alleged ‘anti-nationals and love jihadist’.

The camp was organised from May 3 to May 11, where the selected members from 32 districts were given the training to use rifles, swords, and lathis to ‘tackle anti-national, love jihad elements.’

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7 killed as SUV rams into truck in Punjab

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Chandigarh, June 18: At least seven people were killed on Monday when the sports utility vehicle (SUV) they were travelling in rammed into a truck near Punjab’s Amritsar city, news agency IANS quoted police official as saying.

The victims included one child and three women; the report said.

Eight passengers in the SUV were returning to Delhi after a pilgrimage trip from Himachal Pradesh and the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

The accident took place near Khalchian village on the National Highway connecting Amritsar and Delhi.

The police added that a three-year-old child survived but was hospitalised in Amritsar with serious injuries.

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Delhi: Firing in Burari, 3 Killed

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New Delhi, June 18: Three people, including a woman, were killed and five others were injured in a shootout in gang war here on Monday, police said.

A police official said the incident took place in north Delhi’s Burari area as a result of a showdown between two groups led by Gogi and Tillu.

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