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Next 24 hours alarming! Flood like situation in MP

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Madhya Pradesh is reeling under extreme weather conditions of inundation as continuous heavy rains is lashing out many areas of the state for past 48 hours and the next 24 hours can be more disastrous.

Many villages were cut off from the rest of the state as the inundation resulted in submergence of various roads.Heavy-rains-WEFORNEWSMany regions in the state were poured by heavy to light rain in the last two days, following which the water level in the Narmada, Betwa, Jamani, Dhasan and Kopra rivers rose considerably.

Meanwhile Army personnel have been forced into service to rescue people marooned following downpour at many places.

The meteorological department warned of heavy rains in Chhatarpur, Teekamgarh, Satna, Raisen, Hoshangabad, Guna, Ashoknagar, Batul, Vidisha and Rajgarh and other places in the state in the next 24 hours.

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On way to Parliament, JNU protesters clash with police

In the melee, several demonstrators and media persons suffered injuries as the police initially used water cannons to stop their movement followed by a lathi charge.



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New Delhi, March 23 : The Delhi Police on Friday ordered a lathi charge here on thousands of JNU students and teachers, who were marching towards Parliament protesting against removal of several department heads and a coordinator for not complying with the universitys new attendance rules.

The police action took place this afternoon in south Delhi’s INA area when the demonstrators, belonging to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union and teachers’ association clashed with the police, who tried to stop their march, calling it violation of law.

In the melee, several demonstrators and media persons suffered injuries as the police initially used water cannons to stop their movement followed by a lathi charge.

According to the demonstrators, the police were stopping them from marching towards Parliament as they were not granted permission for the protest programme.

“As per schedule, we organised a ‘padyatra’ (walk) to Parliament. But the police stopped us at INA. They told us that we have permission to protest only at INA and that moving towards Parliament without prior permission is illegal,” a demonstrator said.

Senior Delhi Police officials could not be reached over phone for their comments on the clash.

The JNU teachers are protesting against the removal of several department heads and a coordinator for not complying with the university’s new attendance rules, and a number of them are on a hunger strike.

The association said the university’s administration has not reached out to the faculty members who have been on the hunger strike for the past three days. It has also demanded that the management withdraw its notification removing the department heads and other circulars issued without consulting relevant university authorities.

The association also criticised the JNU administration over what it called “selective inaction” by the university against a professor accused of sexual harassment.

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Haryana cancels 42 retail liquor licences



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Gurugram, March 23: The Excise and Taxation Department has cancelled the licences of 42 zones of retail liquor distributors in Gurugram and Faridabad in Haryana allotted for fiscal 2018-19, an official said on Friday.

The Excise and Taxation Commissioner (Finance Commissioner) issued the orders under section 36 A (11) of Haryana Liquor License Rule 1970 and the state excise policy 2018-19.

Earlier, licenses were allotted to these firms through e-tendering procedure for the upcoming financial year. The reasons behind the cancellation could not established immediately.

The department has rejected 27 and 15 allotment licenses from Gurugram (two zones) and Faridabad respectively.

The move came on the recommendations by concerned Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioners.

“Concerned firms will be informed at least a week ahead of new financial year starting April 1 and Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) and security installment of liquor sellers will be refunded soon,” a senior excise officer told IANS.

Gurugram, the Millennium City, on an average, consumes over four lakh beer cans and nearly 1.24 lakh bottles of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) and country liquor daily through authorised vends, according to Haryana government data.


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Uttar Pradesh: Husband beats woman on Panchayat’s order publicly




Bulandshahr, March 23: In a shocking incident, a woman was beaten up by her husband publicly on a village panchayat’s orders for allegedly eloping with another man in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr city.

She was subject to the assault after her husband forcibly brought her back from another village. The woman was tied to a tree and thrashed in front of the villagers, ANI reported.

The incident took place on March 10 at Launga village, but police came into force after 12 days.

According to Superintendent of Police (SP), Praveen Ranjan Singh, “We have arrested the woman’s husband, former panchayat head and his son in the matter after a video clip of the incident was widely circulated on social media. In order to teach her a lesson the panchayat took this step.”

“We have also registered a case against 18 people including 12 unidentified persons after the video of the incident went viral on social media,” Singh further said.

The video clip, shot on a mobile phone, depicts the woman’s hands tied to an overhead branch of a tree and repeatedly hit with what appeared to look like a leather belt.

In the video, it can be observed that a large crowd of men witnessing the incident, but none came forward to help her.


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