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Some important events of 26 December

On the 26th of December,

A lot of incidents took place in the country and around the world. One such sad incident which still haunts the hearts of people by remembering it. The day of 26 December is recorded with a tragic event in history-

View along a road that leads from a checkpoint in Jerusalem, December 26, 1956. Jordan occupied the West Bank and Jerusalem between 1948 and 1967. (Photo by Howard Sochurek/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)
events of 26 December
  • On 26 December 2004, a tsunami in the sea after a magnitude 8.9 earthquake on the Richter scale near Aceh, in the northern part of Indonesia caused havoc in many countries including India. The waters of the waves from the Indian Ocean entered many coastal areas in the dark of night, Thailand and other countries, seaside hotels, a large number of foreign tourists staying in the resort lost their lives. The world had not seen destruction in the last 40 years.
  • Some more significant events of 26 December: 26 December 1606: On this day Shakespeare introduced his famous play, King Lear, to the court of King James I of England for the first time.
  • 6 December 1748: Agreement between France and Austria on the southern Netherlands was signed.
  • 26 December 1904: The country’s first crushed Conti Motorcar rally is inaugurated from Delhi to Mumbai.
  • 26 December 1925: The Gregorian calendar was adopted on this day in Turkey and the Communist Party of India was established on this day.
  • 26 December 1977: the Soviet Union conducts a nuclear test in the Pervi Kazakh region.
  • 26 December 1978: Former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi was released from jail.
  • 26 December 1997: Orissa’s main party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) was founded by Naveen Patnayak, son of senior politician Biju Patnaik.
  • 26 December 2002: On this day, the UN Security Council notified the commencement of the struggle in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • 26 December 2006: Shane Warne made history in international Test cricket with 700 wickets.
  • 26 December 2007: On this day Turkic planes attack Iraqi Kurdish Thikano.
  • 26 December 1966: On this day, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Govind Singh was born.
  • 26 December 1716: Thomas Gray, one of the famous 18th-century English poets, was born.
  • 26 December 1899: Freedom fighter Amar Shaheed Udham Singh was born.
  • 26 December 1929: Gujarati litterateur Tarak Mehta was born.
  • 26 December 1530: The Mughal emperor Babur died.
  • December 26, 2012: The world’s longest highway SPID rail route was built from Beijing to Guangzhou City, the capital of China.
  • 26 December 2015: Pankaj Singh, an important poet of contemporary Hindi poetry, passed away. Also, read this



A week on, Twitter unlocks Rahul Gandhi’s handle after suspending it for tweeting pic with Delhi rape victim’s kin

A week on, Twitter unlocks Rahul Gandhi’s handle after suspending it for tweeting pic with Delhi rape victim’s kin
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New Delhi: Twitter unlocks Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s handle on Saturday, a week after his account was suspended, but not before the opposition party accused him of bias.

Gandhi’s account was suspended last week after he posted on Twitter pictures of the family of a nine-year-old rape and murder victim in northwestern Delhi. Twitter sees itself as violating its rules.

Sources said the Twitter accounts of some of the group’s leaders who shared similar photos were restored.

“Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account has been reopened,” a party official said, adding that other leaders’ accounts had also been restored.

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A Twitter spokesman said that as part of the appeal process, Rahul Gandhi had sent a copy of the official letter of approval/authorization for the use of the image reported through the Indian complaint channel.

“We have reviewed our law enforcement measures based on the consent of the people in the photo. The tweet is now being held in India and the account (of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi) has been revoked,” a Twitter spokesman said.

The mother of the Delhi victim said she could not object to any tweets or photos. The girl’s family has distanced themselves from the conflict.

Rohan Gupta, President of the Social Media Department of Congress, also confirmed that Twitter had opened all accounts linked to Congress, including Rahul Gandhi, on Saturday morning, adding that this was a victory for the Indian people. The group also said it had not deleted its Twitter account.

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The former Congress leader was outraged on Friday accusing Twitter of “interfering in the national political process” and said closing his hand was tantamount to “attacking the country’s democratic structure”.

Gandhi, in a statement he sent via video on YouTube entitled “The Dangerous Game of Twitter”, said it was not a neutral and purposeful process and that he was “indebted to the government”.

On Twitter, Gandhi said the company was depriving millions of fans of their rights, which was wrong.

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Delhi court defers hearing on Umar Khalid bail plea for August 20 in North East Delhi violence case

Delhi court defers hearing on Umar Khalid bail plea for August 20 in North East Delhi violence case
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A Delhi court has postponed the bail hearing of former JNU student leader Umar Khalid until August 20.

Khalid was arrested last year under a strict anti-violence law in northeastern Delhi.

On the last day of the hearing, Delhi police responded to the bail application, saying the bail application was unreliable.

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The Delhi police response stated that “the application by the applicant / Omar Khalid is invalid as it will be disclosed and testified before the Court in connection with the case and therefore the prosecutor does not want to elaborate on the application”.

Khalid was arrested on September 13, 2020, in connection with a riot in the northeast of Delhi under investigation by Special Cell, which opened cases under the Anti-Terrorism Act (UAPA).

Delhi police said the current case involved a major conspiracy that was recorded on 06/03/20. A total of 21 suspects have been arrested in the case so far, 18 of them in the ongoing Criminal Procedure Code (CRPC).

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In addition to Umar Khalid, other students Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita from JNU, members of the coordinating committee Jamia Safoora Zargar, Asif Iqbal Tanha of Jamia, former Aam Aadmi group adviser Tahir Hussain, and many others were also arrested at UAPA.

The Delhi High Court in its latest decision granted Asif, Devangna, and Natasha Narwal bail in the same case. The Delhi Supreme Court has made very strong comments on the prosecution in this matter. Delhi police later sent the Supreme Court to challenge the order.

More than 750 cases have been reported in the north-eastern Delhi area, in which at least 53 people have been killed and others injured. To date, more than 250 cases have been filed in connection with the violence, in which a number of defendants have been charged.

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Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya clinches silver at Olympics 2020: Haryana govt announces Rs 4 cr, class 1 category job, plot of land

Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya clinches silver at Olympics 2020: Haryana govt announces Rs 4 cr, class 1 category job, plot of land
Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya clinches silver at Olympics 2020: Haryana govt announces Rs 4 cr, class 1 category job, plot of land. (Getty Image)

Haryana govt announces Rs 4 cr, class 1 category job, plot of land

The government of Haryana on Thursday announced 40 million rupees and a place in the 1st place silver medal of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Ravi Kumar Dahia.

He will also be given a piece of land, which he wants in Haryana, with 50% permission, the government said. A closed battlefield will be built in the village of Nahri, he added.

Daya won silver after falling to Zavur Ugeev of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in the 57 kg free men’s category.

Uguev was in charge of the fight and did not give the Indian athlete a chance to come out with bright colors as India lost the chance to win their first gold medal in wrestling.

Despite a careful start, Uguev reached this point and doubled his lead in seconds.

Ravi may have scored 2-2, but Uguev, who has shown great strength, also led the way as Indian wrestling was trailing 4-2 after the end of the first half.
Uguev came to shoot all reels and continued his lead as he did not give Ravi a chance to control the game.

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On one occasion, Uguev went 7-2 when Ravi scored two more points to close his opponent.

Daya, meanwhile, gave India a fifth medal (two silver, three bronze) at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She also became the second Indian athlete to win a silver medal at the Olympics.

Sushil Kumar, who is currently in jail on murder charges, is the only one who has fought in India for the Olympics.

He won silver at the London 2012 Games, where Jogswar Dutt also won bronze. Sushil had won a bronze medal at the Beijing Games in 2008.

UKD Jadhav won bronze at the Helsinki Games in 1952. Sakshi Malik became the first to fight for a woman to win the Olympic medal when she won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Mastermind behind deadly 2019 Kashmir attack killed in shootout -Indian police

Mastermind behind deadly 2019 Kashmir attack killed in shootout -Indian police
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Mastermind behind deadly 2019 Kashmir attack killed in shootout -Indian police

SRINAGAR, India, July 31 – The mastermind of the 2019 attack Kashmir that killed 40 Indian soldiers has been killed in a fire with security forces, Indian police said in Kashmir on Saturday.

Mohammad Ismail Alvi, commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad’s militia group, was killed south of the Srinagar regional capital Vijay Kumar, a Kashmir police official told Reuters.

“Mohammad Ismail Alvi, also known as Lambo, nicknamed Adnan, belonged to the family of Massoud Azhar.

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On February 14, 2019, A suicide bomber struck a car on a bus carrying Indian police in Kashmir, killing 40 of them in an incident that killed scores of people for decades by security forces in a disputed area, sparking tensions with the Pakistani enemy.

Pakistani-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) blamed the attack.

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The government of India has blamed Pakistan for allowing militant groups to operate from its territory and has called for action. Islamabad said it had rejected a proposal related to the attack.

Kashmir is a predominantly Muslim region in the middle of decades of animosity between nuclear India and Pakistan. Both neighbors control parts of the area, claiming that the whole area belongs to them.

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West Bengal: Incessant rainfall throws normal life out of gear; see pics

West Bengal: Incessant rainfall throws normal life out of gear; see pics
West Bengal, July 30 (ANI): A rickshaw puller pulls his rickshaw on a waterlogged road after heavy rainfall, in Kolkata on Friday. (ANI Photo)

West Bengal: Incessant rainfall throws normal life out of gear; see pics-

Uninterrupted rainfall was observed in West Bengal on Friday, particularly in South Bengal, due to strong low pressure in Bangladesh and neighboring West Bengal. In several parts of southern Bengal, including Calcutta, the situation was flooded.

According to the Kolkata Municipal Company (KMC), all the locked gates of the Ganges River were opened and all pumping stations were installed to restore the flooded Kolkata.
Not only Calcutta, but the heavy rains seen in Hooghly, Bankura, Purulia, East, and West Burdwan also led to the collapse of mud walls that claimed the lives of many people across the country.

The more remote areas of West Midnapore were closed as the Silabati and Para rivers overflowed and several mud houses were also removed.

West Bengal, July 30 (ANI): Commuters wade through a waterlogged road after heavy rainfall at Patipukur Railway Bridge, in Kolkata on Friday. (ANI Photo)

As the water took a while to recede, traffic congestion subsided as the State’s main roads in Bangkura, Jargram, and West Midnapore were completely melted.

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Trains on the east and south-east railways had to be rebuilt, as trains also fell underwater due to heavy rains at night.
At a time when people are experiencing hardships as a result of natural disasters, political leaders have not missed an opportunity to insult one another.

Opposition leader Suvendu Adhikari has criticized the Kolkata Municipal Company for failing to improve the city’s sanitation system.

“Mamata Banerjee has been considering converting Kolkata to London, but the sewerage system is still in place so that water can accumulate even in the absence of heavy rainfall,” Sovendu said.

Responding to Suvendu’s claim, KMC President Firhad Hakim assured that in the future Calcutta and surrounding areas would not be flooded.

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Five dead, several missing after cloudburst in Kishtwar district

Five dead, several missing after cloudburst in Kishtwar district

Jammu and Kashmir: Five dead, several missing after cloudburst in Kishtwar district

Jammu: Five bodies were found on Wednesday after some houses were swept away by a flood caused by a cloudburst in a remote village in the Jammu and Kashmir districts of Kistwar province, a senior official said.

According to authorities, more than 25 people were missing in the blast that struck Khonjar village in Dachan province, around 4.30 am.

“The bodies of five people have been found in the storm-stricken village so far,” Kishtwar Regional Development Commissioner Ashok Kumar Sharma told PTI.

He said six houses had been washed away by floodwaters and a search and rescue operation was underway with the latest reports.

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The Director-General of Police, Director-General of Internal Security, Defense, and SDRF, V K Singh, reported that two women were among the five people killed in the storm, while more than 25 were still missing.

Two other teams are on their way from Doda and Udhampur and one of our SDRF teams from Kishtwar has arrived at the affected village. Two other SDRF teams are waiting for improved weather to be airlifted from Jammu and Srinagar to the scene. Rescue workers” said Singh.

He said six houses and food had been eaten by the blast.

Local Development Commissioner Kishtwar said two more clouds had erupted in the Lambard area overnight, but there were no reports of injuries.

“There is some damage to the infrastructure, but specific details are expected,” Sharma said.

He said 60 families had been evacuated from the Pantar area due to incessant rains that threatened their homes.

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Many parts of the Jammu region have been experiencing heavy rainfall in recent days. Predicting further rain in late July, Kishtwar authorities have already asked people living near water bodies and lands prone to landslides to remain vigilant.

“The Department of Meteorology predicts that heavy rains in the coming days and the levels of rivers and sewers are expected to increase, which could be dangerous for residents living near rivers, sewers, bodies of water, and areas at risk of slides,” he said. management of the type of advice released Tuesday night.

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