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The pontiff of one of the most prominent and influential Lingayat seminaries in the state was then questioned at an undisclosed location by Deputy Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar, the investigation officer in the case. He was later taken to the district hospital for a medical checkup, and subsequently, produced before the first additional district and sessions judge at her residence.
The judge remanded the seer to 14 days’ judicial custody, following which he was sent to the district prison, Chitradurga Superintendent Of Police Parasuram said.
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India court familial relationship ruling poses challenge to Singapore marriage definition
The Indian Supreme Court’s recent ruling to widen the definition of families to “atypical” households like same-sex couples has starkly illustrated the risks of a legal challenge to Singapore’s current definition of marriage, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, Shanmugam said the constitutional amendments that the Singapore government intends to pass would seek to ensure that the definition of marriage here is decided in Parliament, not through the courts.
The Indian top court had ruled last month that family benefits under law must be extended to blended families, same-sex couples and other households.
“Abysmal economic failure under Biden administration”
The 20 months of the Biden-Harris administration has resulted in an abysmal economic failure and that of the leadership as well, an influential Republican leader has said. The remark came as President Joe Biden on Thursday went into a mid-term campaign mode by slamming the GOP and alleging that the supporters of his predecessor are determined to take the country backwards.
“We have seen the juxtaposition of what was going on in the robust Trump economy and under his presidency and what we believe to be just an abject failure of leadership, energy and ideas and, abysmal economic failure under the Biden Harris administration,” Kimberly Guilfoyle, a core part of the GOP and the Trump team, told PTI.
China could use US oil to support Russian invasion
A group of GOP lawmakers has expressed concerns that US oil to Unipec America, a company operated by the Chinese Communist Party, could be used by China to support Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. To ensure the Biden administration is properly managing the sale of critical assets, the lawmakers are once again calling on Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm to provide an immediate briefing and all documents and communications related to the SPR sale.
Gangster killed in firing by bike-borne assailants in Gr. Noida
A member of western Uttar Pradesh’s Sundar Bhati gang was killed allegedly by unidentified miscreants in Greater Noida on Thursday, police said. Nagesh, a history-sheeter, was at Neemka village in the Jewar area when the motorcycle-borne assailants intercepted him around 7.30 pm and pumped five bullets into his body, they said.
“According to locals, five to six unidentified men on three motorcycles had intercepted Nagesh and pumped his body with bullets.
“He was rushed to a nearby hospital but died. Prima facie the killing appears to be a result of a personal rivalry but the matter is being investigated,” a senior police officer said.
Boat capsizes in Ganga in Ghazipur
The day after a boat ferrying people capsized in the Ganga in this Uttar Pradesh district, rescue teams retrieved five bodies of children from the river on Thursday, officials said. The incident occurred on Wednesday evening when the boat carrying 24 people capsized in the river under the Reotipur police station limits. The people were returning from a weekly market.
“Seventeen people were rescued safely with the help of locals while seven were reportedly missing,” Sub-Divisional Magistrate Arun Singh said.
Firefighters battle California wildfires amid searing heat
California firefighters worked in extreme conditions Thursday as they battled wildfires in rural areas north of Los Angeles and east of San Diego amid a blistering heat wave that is predicted to last through Labor Day.
Progress was made in containing both blazes but authorities warned that the explosive fire behavior that occurred after they erupted Wednesday showed the potential for what could happen during the prolonged torrid conditions.
Dhami urges inquiry into ‘backdoor recruitment’ in Assembly
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Thursday wrote a letter to Speaker Ritu Khanduri asking her to institute an inquiry into allegations of backdoor recruitments in the state assembly. “You will agree that the state assembly is an autonomous constitutional institution. Maintaining its sanctity has been our topmost priority,” Dhami said in his letter.
He urged Khanduri to consider instituting a high-level probe into the allegations of irregularities in the appointments to the state assembly that have been in circulation on the social, electronic and print media for some time.
Sitharaman slams Telangana government over debt, farmers’ distress
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday slammed the TRS government in Telangana over the alleged rising debt, farmers’ distress and other issues.
The state, which used to be revenue surplus, has now gone into revenue deficit, the senior BJP leader claimed, speaking at Kamareddy town during her visit to Zaheerabad parliamentary constituency as part of the saffron party’s ‘Lok Sabha Pravas Yojana