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Nitish Kumar Sworn in as Bihar CM for Ninth Term

Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar’s Chief Minister for the ninth time, leading the new NDA government, with BJP leaders as deputy chief ministers.

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On Sunday, Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the ninth time, leading the newly formed National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. The oath-taking ceremony, attended by BJP national president J P Nadda and other dignitaries, marked a historic occasion for Nitish Kumar.

Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar administered the oath of office to eight legislators, including two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, Samrat Choudhary and Vijay Kumar Sinha, who were appointed as deputy chief ministers. Other cabinet ministers who took the oath included Vijay Kumar Choudhary, Shravan Kumar, Vijendra Prasad Yadav from JD(U), and Prem Kumar, Santosh Kumar of Hindustani Awam Morcha, Vijay Kumar Sinha, Samrat Choudhary, and Sumit Kumar Singh (Independent) from BJP.

The allocation of portfolios to the new cabinet ministers will be decided at a later date.

Earlier, Nitish Kumar met with the Governor, staking a claim to form a government in collaboration with BJP and its allies. Nitish submitted letters of support from 128 MLAs, comprising 45 from JD(U), 78 from BJP, four from HAM, and one Independent MLA.

Before Nitish’s resignation as Chief Minister of the Grand Alliance government, BJP held a meeting with its MLAs and MLCs. Subsequently, BJP leaders visited the Chief Minister’s residence, offering their party’s letter of support from MLAs. BJP Bihar in-charge Vinod Tawde confirmed that a proposal to support JD(U) and form a new government was accepted unanimously by all MLAs.

In a press interaction, Nitish Kumar explained that his resignation was prompted by the Grand Alliance government’s inefficiency and internal issues. He stated, “I took the decision after consulting with party leaders and considering feedback from all quarters. There were challenges in the governance, and I made this decision after careful deliberation.”

Nitish criticized the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), stating that they were only making claims and seeking credit without contributing to the state’s development. In response to a media query, he mentioned, “I have left the opposition INDIA alliance.” Nitish highlighted that the grand alliance government, formed a year and a half ago, faced worsening conditions over time.

Prime Minister congratulated Nitish Kumar on his record ninth term as the Chief Minister of Bihar.

Bengaluru

Bomb Blast at Rameshwaram Cafe: Karnataka DGP Assures Swift Investigation

Describing the bomb blast at Rameshwaram Cafe, Karnataka DGP ensures thorough investigation. No serious injuries reported.

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A horrific incident shook the tranquility of the city’s bustling Rameshwaram Cafe as a bomb blast ripped through its premises on Friday afternoon. Karnataka’s Director General of Police (DGP), Alok Mohan, swiftly labeled the calamity as a “bomb blast” and assured the public that authorities are actively pursuing the perpetrators.

The unsettling event unfolded around 1 PM, leaving nine individuals injured, fortunately with no reported fatalities. DGP Alok Mohan promptly arrived at the scene, accompanied by forensic teams to commence the investigation.

In a briefing with the press, DGP Mohan affirmed, “We are currently in the process of investigation. The forensic teams are meticulously examining the site for clues. Our priority remains identifying and bringing to justice those responsible for this heinous act.”

Despite the chaos and panic ensuing from the blast, Mohan reassured the public that the injuries sustained were not critical. “All the injured parties, including both patrons and staff of the cafe, are receiving necessary medical attention at nearby hospitals,” he confirmed.

Speculation arose regarding the nature of the explosive device used in the attack. Responding to inquiries, DGP Mohan stated, “We cannot confirm the type of explosive used at this stage. The forensic team is diligently collecting evidence, and once analyzed, we will have a clearer understanding.”

The gravity of the situation prompted immediate communication with higher authorities. DGP Mohan revealed, “I have personally briefed Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Home Minister G Parameshwara about the incident. We are ensuring seamless coordination to expedite the investigation process.”

Additionally, Mohan addressed reports suggesting the discovery of batteries at the blast site. “Until a comprehensive examination is conducted by the forensic team, it would be premature to draw conclusions,” he emphasized.

Highlighting the severity of the incident, Mohan disclosed, “We have notified the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) about the situation. Collaborative efforts are underway to ascertain the motive behind this reprehensible act.”

As the investigation unfolds, the community remains vigilant, rallying behind law enforcement agencies in their quest for justice and ensuring the safety of all citizens.

Stay tuned for updates as the investigation progresses. Your cooperation is paramount in safeguarding our community against such reprehensible acts of violence.

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Bengaluru Blast: BJP’s Allegations Against Congress

the Opposition BJP has strongly criticized the Congress government for the blast at Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru

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the Opposition BJP has strongly criticized the Congress government for the blast at Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru, attributing it to what they term as “appeasement politics.” They have called for a thorough investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), highlighting their concerns over the safety of citizens.

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe Blast

Prominent BJP leaders have been vocal in linking the blast with what they perceive as the Congress’ support from minority communities. State president B Y Vijayendra pointed out the alleged “My Brother” policy of the Congress, referring to Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar’s reported remarks addressing the accused of the Mangaluru cooker blast as “my brother.” Vijayendra emphasized that such politics of minority appeasement is endangering the safety of citizens.

The BJP leaders further cited a series of incidents that they claim occurred under the Congress regime, including the targeting of Hindu homes during Tipu Jayanti celebrations and the raising of pro-Pakistan slogans inside the Vidhana Soudha. They assert that the blast at Rameshwaram cafe is an extension of this trend, linking it to the earlier incident of “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans being raised.

Leader of the Opposition R Ashoka condemned the Congress’ appeasement politics, alleging that it promotes a mentality of safeguarding irrespective of actions. He urged against turning Bengaluru into “Bomb Bengaluru” and called for responsible governance.

Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya criticized the Congress government’s handling of the situation, questioning their preemptive narratives and vote-bank compulsions. He urged for a fair investigation without biases.

BJP national general secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh lamented the consequences faced by Bengaluru and Karnataka due to what he perceives as the extreme appeasement policies of the elected government.

In conclusion, the BJP’s stance on the Bengaluru blast underscores their concerns regarding the alleged appeasement politics of the Congress. They advocate for a transparent investigation to ensure the safety and security of citizens, emphasizing the need for accountable governance.

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Bengaluru: Kannada Nameplate Deadline Extended by 2 Weeks

In Bengaluru, businesses get 2 more weeks to comply with the 60% Kannada nameplate rule. DCM DK Shivakumar extends the deadline.

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In Bengaluru, the government has mandated that all businesses, including hotels and shops, display nameplates with at least 60% of the text in Kannada. Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar announced on X that the deadline for this requirement has been extended by two weeks.

Kannada Nameplate Deadline

The decision to extend the deadline comes in response to the need for more time for businesses to install Kannada nameplates. DCM Shivakumar emphasized the importance of upholding Kannada language in Karnataka, referring to it as the “language of our heart.” He urged all businesses to comply with the regulation within the extended timeframe.

Originally, the deadline for implementing the 60% Kannada language requirement on nameplates was set to expire today. However, with the extension, businesses now have an additional two weeks to make the necessary adjustments. Failure to comply with the regulation may result in penalties, including fines and the potential cancellation of business licenses by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) after the grace period ends.

Business owners and operators in Bengaluru are urged to take prompt action to ensure their nameplates meet the mandated language requirements. Compliance not only aligns with government regulations but also reflects respect for the cultural and linguistic diversity of Karnataka. Stay updated for further developments on this important regulation affecting businesses in Bengaluru.

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