Daily Briefing: UP govt’s bulldozers bring down Prayagraj activist’s house; CEC proposes banning opinion, exit polls

In today’s edition: Uttar Pradesh government sends bulldozers back; Sri Lankan official alleges Prime Minister Modi lobbied President Rajapaksa to award the power project to Adani; IPL media rights exceed the bid of Rs 100 crore on the first day of the online auction and more

Later today: Congress leaders, including party chief ministers Ashok Gilot and Bhubesh Bagel, will organize a solidarity rally to ED headquarters where former party chief Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to appear before the agency.

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On Sunday, the bulldozers came out again after demolishing the properties of the suspects in Kanpur and Sahranpur, this time to topple Muhammad Javid’s house, a political activist and businessman arrested for his alleged role in Friday’s violence in Prayagraj. Only one day’s notice was given to vacate the house despite management claims that Javid had served earlier on May 10.

Police claimed to have recovered country-made pistols, several unwanted cartridges and stickers during a search of Javid’s home.

🔴 Sumaya Fatima, the youngest daughter of Javid, 19, said that all this was “fabricated and fabricated” and we were “framed”.

Javid’s family attorney said the house was in the name of Javid’s wife. He said that according to Islamic law, the wife’s property is not the property of the husband.

while, Cases challenging home demolitionsUnder the pretext of alleged violations of the laws of municipal and urban planning of the state, in limbo. In many cases, notices are issued but the demolition is timed with a protest and a specific department is targeted without giving the subject time to appeal. Govind Mathur, former chief justice of the Allahabad High Court, told the Indian Express: “This is completely illegal. Even if you assume for a moment that the building was illegal… it is not permissible to demolish the house on Sunday when the residents are in custody…”

The Bangladeshi Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Hassan Mahmoud, refused to be drawn into the controversy over the insulting references to the Prophet, Saying that this is an internal matter of India And the government in Dhaka does not need to answer it.

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The newly appointed head of the Election Commission renewed the Commission’s proposals for – Ban polls and opinion polls In addition to determining which seats a candidate can compete for only one seat, The Indian Express has learned.

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A high-ranking Sri Lankan official claimed before a parliamentary committee of Lanka that Prime Minister Narendra Modi allegedly pressured President Gotabaya Rajapaksa gives a power project to Adani Group, but retracted the statement a day later as the controversy escalated. Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa “vigorously” denied the claim.

Amid growing doubts about a civilian nuclear partnership with Russia in the wake of the Ukraine war, there are signs of new progress on the much-delayed deal with French electric utility EDF to Supply of six EPR nuclear reactors (European Pressurized Water Reactors). If the deal goes through, it will be the country’s largest nuclear power generation site with a total capacity of 9,900 megawatts and one of the largest export deals for the French side.


In the logs on the first day, the scorecard looked healthy. Television rights were bid at Rs 57 crore per game and digital rights Rs 48 crore per game in the online auction. Combined, IPL cycle 2023-2027 The media rights for each game are Rs 105 crore — and Rs.43,050 crore for the five-year period, an increase of Rs.10,160 crore over BCCI’s base price of Rs.32,890 crore.

As Ahmedabad’s rath yatra approaches, and tensions escalate in the wake of protests over BJP’s Noupur Sharma’s statements against the Prophet, the city’s police move to Securing the procession route using the popular ‘glue’: the cricket.

⌛ Finally…

🤐 Before the presidential elections, the opposition camp’s activities are gaining pace to present a common consensus candidate. On Sunday, AAP MP Sanjay Singh flew to Mumbai to meet NCP President Sharad Pawar. Sources said while the AAP was open to the possibility Support Bawar as a joint candidateHe was not averse to further deliberations on this issue.

🎧 Indian ExpressSukrita Baruah spent 5 weeks in a 5th grade math class in Delhi observing a teacher as she tried to bridge the learning gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is what we learned.

till tomorrow,

Leela Prasad

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