In another act of Hindutva terrorism in a BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, members of Hindutva terrorist outfit, Bajrang Dal, assaulted a Muslim man, who was travelling with a Hindu woman in an Ajmer-bound train. The Hindutva terrorists accused the Muslim man and the married Hindu woman of committing ‘love jihad’.
The Muslim man was brutally assaulted before being forcibly taken off the train in Ujjain along with his Hindu friend. As it emerged, both the Muslim man and the Hindu woman were family friends from Indore in Madhya Pradesh.
The Government Railway Police also known as GRP personnel forced them to stay inside the police station until their parents arrived and their statements were recorded.
As for the Bajrang Dal terrorists, no action will be taken against them for harassing and assaulting an innocent couple.
In another big story, at least Indian Navy personnel have been killed in an explosion onboard INS Ranvir at a Mumbai dockyard. 11 people are believed to have been injured.
LIVE UPDATES on today’s big stories will appear below
18:51 PM: We gave a better atmosphere in the last 5 years with no riots, no discrimination in jobs, women security and development work being accelerated…: UP CM Yogi Adityanath. (ANI)
18:24 PM: It’s Congress’s misfortune that they didn’t form an alliance with us. We will show the power of the Shiv Sena-NCP alliance in the upcoming Goa Assembly elections; only our party will come to power: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Goa Assembly polls. (ANI)
17:56 PM: Colonel Vijay Rawat (retired), younger brother of Late CDS General Bipin Rawat joins BJP, in Delhi. (ANI)
17:08 PM: ED, income tax & other agencies are being used by Central govt…Be it West Bengal or Punjab, revolution started in these states. Delhi is trying to suppress (us) but Punjab will hit back…: Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi on recent raids at his relative’s residence. (ANI)
16:38 PM: A youth committed suicide after testing positive for #COVID19 in #AndhraPradesh’s Chittoor district, police said.
The man jumped to death from the fourth floor of a building on Tuesday night. The incident occurred in Kuppam town. (IANS)
16:21 PM: First dose of COVID-19 vaccines administered to over 95 per cent of targeted population in Uttar Pradesh, while second dose administered to around 62 per cent: CM Yogi Adityanath in Gautam Buddh Nagar. (PTI)
15:54 PM: Please accept my request to not contest in Uttarakhand polls so that I focus on supporting the party (in upcoming polls): BJP leader and former Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat writes to BJP national chief JP Nadda. (ANI)
14:53 PM: #Karnataka police have lodged an FIR against nine persons, including a priest, for conducting ‘Rathotsav’ ceremony violating orders of Deputy Commissioner issued against the backdrop of #COVID19 situation. (IANS)
#Karnataka police have lodged an FIR against nine persons, including a priest, for conducting 'Rathotsav' ceremony violating orders of Deputy Commissioner issued against the backdrop of #COVID19 situation. pic.twitter.com/eJZV6acI7U
— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) January 19, 2022
14:20 PM: #Bollywood actor #FardeenKhan has tested positive for #COVID19 and says he is asymptomatic. (IANS)
13:59 PM: I will contest elections after taking permission from the Azamgarh people: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav. (ANI)
13:43 PM: Prominent criminal lawyer Shrikant Shivade who represented actor #SalmanKhan in the 2002 hit-and-run case and defended actor Shiney Ahuja in a rape case, passed away at a private hospital earlier today.
He was 67. ((Live Law)
13:29 PM: CBI arrests an ASI of Delhi Police, posted at Sultanpur PS & a pvt person.The ASI had demanded Rs 40,000 from the complainant & had directed him to hand it over to a tea vendor in front of the PS; latter was arrested while accepting bribe.Both accused to be produced before Court. (ANI)
12:52 PM: Father and brother of a minor girl arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping her in Dharavi area. Both the accused have been sent sent to judicial custody till 22nd January: Mumbai Police. (ANI)
12:34 PM: Amit Palekar is an advocate by profession and comes from the Bhandari community, Delhi CM & Aam Aadmi Party’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal said. (ANI)
12:29 PM: Amit Palekar will be AAP’s chief ministerial candidate for the Goa Assembly polls: Delhi CM & Aam Aadmi Party’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal
The party will be contesting all the 40 Assembly seats in Goa. (ANI)
11:44 AM: The high command takes the decision on it (alliance). To stop BJP in Maharashtra, Sonia Gandhi helped them. In other states, the Congress situation is good so there is no need to take them (Shiv Sena & NCP) together: Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Goa Assembly polls. (ANI)
11:26 AM: Congress Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting for Uttarakhand Assembly polls to be held tomorrow at 5pm: Sources. (ANI)
10:52 AM: Delhi | Aparna Yadav, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law joined BJP today in the presence of deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya & BJP State president Swatantra Dev Singh. (ANI)
10:34 AM: We held discussions with Congress but no outcome came out of it. Shiv Sena and NCP tried to form a ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’ like of Maharashtra in Goa but Congress leaders think they can get the majority on their own: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Goa Assembly polls. (ANI)
09:58 AM: Samajwadi Party Chief and MP from Azamgarh (UP) Akhilesh Yadav will contest Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022, says party source to ANI
09:18 AM: Janata Dal-United (@Jduonline) lawmakers and workers are backing #Bihar Chief Minister #NitishKumar’s liquor ban decision, but a former party MLA on Tuesday announced “Piyakkar Sammelan” (Drunkards convention) in the state’s Siwan soon. (IANS)
08:41 AM: A youth who allegedly had links with militants was arrested in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. (ANI)
According to Indian Express, the Delhi Police has lodged an FIR under Sections 153A, 295A, 354A against unknown people for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Muslim women during a session on the Clubhouse app, where people interact in groups via audio.