Farmer commits suicide at protest site in Haryana

Chandigarh: Perturbed over the fate of the agitation of farmers against three contentious farm laws, a 55-year-old marginal farmer on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance at a protest site in Jind district of Haryana. The victim, Zile Singh, had been actively involved in serving food to farmers at the protest site on the Khatkar toll plaza for several months. He is survived by his wife and three children. Farmers at the protest site told the police that Zile Singh was under depression for the past few days…

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Allahabad HC reserves order on plea challenging demolition of mosque

Lucknow, The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday took up the writ petition filed by the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board, challenging the demolition of a mosque on the Ramsanehi Ghat tehsil premises in Barabanki district. The district administration razed the mosque on May 17, claiming it to be an “illegal structure”. Speaking to The Indian Express after Tuesday’s hearing, Senior Advocate Jaideep Mathur, who represented the Sunni Waqf Board, said that the court reserved its order after hearing arguments put forward by both sides. “The court indicated that it…

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Health officer Aquib Shaikh facilitated by Heath Minister of Goa for his services during pandemic

By Imran Inamdar Goa: Aquib Anwar Shaikh, Health Manager at Directorate of Health Services, Goa was felicitated on Monday by the state’s health minister Vishwajit P Rane for his dedicated services during this pandemic. He was facilitated at an event held in Community Health Centre, Valpoi. He has selflessly extended his services since the past 16 months without taking a single day leave. ”There are no fixed duty hours. We have to work 17 to 18 hours a day… Even though I spend much of my time in the hospital but…

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Interview with Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal PP

‘For the first time Lakshadweep has an administrator ‘in the shades of black’ The overwhelming Muslim-populated Lakshadweep island occupies a unique place in India’s geographic and cultural diversity. However, a slew of regulations without consulting the local elected representatives introduced by the new administrator Praful Khoda Patel has triggered a massive outcry among the residents of the smallest Union Territory as well as Opposition parties. The new regulations include a proposed cow slaughter ban, a preventive detention law in the Union Territory, which has one of the lowest crime rates…

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Iran’s 2021 presidential elections ; Dynamics and merits of a political system

By Dr. Ali Chegeni As we get closer to Iran’s 13th presidential elections, once again Iranians with great passion and enthusiasm are going through another democratic process to determine their future after carefully assessing initiatives, pledges and programs of the seven presidential candidates who have deemed qualified to run in this substantial elections. Elections in Iran is the highest manifestation of the public will in the socio-economic and political spheres and it is the most effective instrument to realize the sovereignty of Iranian people through a peaceful and participatory process.…

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