All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP, Nusrat Jahan on November 23 preached love and said "love is very personal, and love and jihad don't go hand-in-hand." Her comments came on recent laws on 'love jihad'. Nusrat said, "Love is very personal. Love and jihad don't go hand-in-hand. Just before polls, people come up with topics like this. It is a personal choice who you want to be with. Be in love and start falling in love with each other. Don't make religion a political tool."
Trinamool Congress’ Lok Sabha MP Nusrat Jahan has spoken on the ‘Love-Jihad’ law that has been proposed by some BJP ruled states. ‘Love is personal. Love and jihad can't go hand in hand. Who I love is personal and no one can have a say in that,’ The TMC MP said. Jahan, who has faced the ire of hardliners for wearing vermillion on her head, practising customs of a Hindu married woman, said that people need to stop using religion as a political tool. She added that some parties rake up such issues during elections and reminded them that India is a democracy and what you eat, who you marry are personal choices. Jahan also said that in West Bengal under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, there is no discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, gender or religion and such the youth are not interested in such issues. This comes as some BJP ruled states including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam & Haryana are mulling an anti ‘Love Jihad’ law. Watch the full video for all the details.
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A violent clash allegedly between two factions of All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Durgapur's Andal on Wednesday night led to the death of one party worker while two workers were severely injured. Two Trinamool factions clashed in Khas Kajoda area of Andal, West Bengal. Trinamool leader Dharamvir Nonia was killed in the firing that allegedly ensued between the two groups. Two more Trinamool cadres were seriously injured in the clash. "At around 10:30 pm I heard a shout and noise of bullet firing from outside. I rushed to see a confrontation between the two groups. Several bullets were fired between the two sides and Dharamvir Nonia was shot in the chaos. His younger brother was yelling and crying," said Bishun Dev Nonia, TMC leader. Watch the full video for more details.
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Six people were rescued and two others went missing after a vessel carrying eight trucks capsized in Ganga river in Malda district of West Bengal on night of November 23. According to Malda's Zilla Parishad, Sabhadhipati Gaur Chandra Mondal, the launch boat was coming from Rajmahal ghat of Jharkhand, but got drowned during unloading of trucks at Manikchak ghat in Malda. Search and rescue operation is underway to trace the two missing individuals. Meanwhile, the Malda administration has initiated an enquiry to find the cause of the incident.
The four-day long 'Chhath Puja' concluded on November 21. To celebrate the festival, devotees gathered at ghats in WB's Asansol. They offered prayers and performed 'Chhath Puja' rituals. On the last day 'Chhath Puja' celebrations, devotees pray rising sun and end their fast by eating special 'prasad' and delicacies.
Thousands of devotees assembled at Assi Ghat on Friday in Varanasi to celebrate Chhath Puja. People were seen wearing traditional attires and offered prayers at the ghats. This year, the festival is being celebrated amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and many devotees said that they prayed to Chhathi Maiyya to keep everyone safe from the virus. Mumbai witnessed a muted Chatth Puja after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced restrictions on celebrations near natural water bodies in the city, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Chhath puja was observed in Kolkata without much fanfare, as processions synonymous with the festival were largely missing from the city roads, and people performed rituals at the temporary ghats set up by the civic authorities while maintaining a physical distance. Meanwhile, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee were seen celebrating the festival.
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Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the Government will set out Covid tierareas across England on Thursday, and discusses changes to quarantine rulesfor those travelling to the UK. People will be able to end their quarantineperiod with a negative coronavirus test after five days from December 15.
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Leaders from various political parties and citizens paid their last respects to former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi at his residence in Guwahati on November 24. He passed away on November 23 at GMCH in Guwahati. Tarun Gogoi was undergoing treatment at GMCH for post-COVID complications. His health condition was in critical stage.