Author: Editor's Desk, Tattva News

A tragic rail accident took place in West Bengal’s Siliguri on Monday morning. A speeding freight train collided with the stationed Kanchanjungha Express near Rangapani station. The train had passed Siliguri, en route from New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) to Sealdah. The freight train hit Kanchanjunga Express from behind damaging three coaches. The visual said the coaches were flanged after the collision. Railway authorities confirmed the incident occurred between Rangapani and Nijbari stations. The death toll in the Kanchanjunga Express mishap has increased to 15 and railway authorities said rescue operations have been completed at the incident site. Officials said help desks have been set up…

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Responding to news reports of tweaks in the newly revised National Curriculum for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbook, its director Dinesh Prasad Saklani said there were “no attempts to saffronise the curriculum” and all changes were based on “evidences and facts”. In an interview with a news agency Saklani said, “Why should we teach students about riots?”. The purpose of the textbook was not to “create violent, depressed citizens”, he said. Saklani added that the history was taught in schools to give out facts, and not to make it a “battleground”. Asked about references to Gujarat riots or Babri…

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a high-level meeting to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of recent terror incidents in the region. According to reports, Shah directed security agencies to implement area domination and zero-terror plans in the Jammu division like they did in Kashmir to achieve success. Nine pilgrims and a CRPF jawan lost their lives as the union territory witnessed four terror attacks within a week, raising security concerns. At the meeting, the home minister was given a thorough briefing on the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir. In the wake of the…

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The ongoing water crisis in the national capital seems to be taking centre stage as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) protests across Delhi over the issue on Sunday. Following the same, BJP MP from West Delhi, Kamaljeet Sehrawat and other party workers held a ‘Matka Phod’ (break earthen pots) protest in Delhi’s Najafgarh. Sehrawat also inspected a water pipeline in Dwarka and said the pipes that she inspected are broken and a lot of water is getting wasted while the AAP government is busy blaming other state governments. “We have been receiving calls from Dwarka RWAs and they have been…

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Goshamahal BJP MLA T Raja Singh was taken into preventive custody at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Shamshabad on Sunday.Raja Singh had arrived at the airport from Mumbai on Sunday morning and was planning to head to Medak district where communal tension prevails over cattle transportation and sale issue.The police took him into preventive custody and shifted him to a police station where he is presently detained. The Goshamahal MLA posted the video of cops taking him into custody at the airport, tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah. A clash erupted between two communities over…

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After initial public expression of annoyance with the BJP, which failed to attain a simple majority on its own in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the ruling party’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is all set to bury the hatchet. Amid rumours of an RSS-BJP rift after an electoral reverse by the saffron party in the recently concluded elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has reportedly held two closed-door meetings with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Gorakhpur. Yogi Adityanath, who arrived on Saturday in Gorakhpur where Bhagwat is taking part in a RSS camp, has reportedly met the latter…

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Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav announced that Vande Bharat Sleeper Train will start running on the tracks within 60 days. He said during a conversation with journalists that the government is constantly trying to deal with the problem of waiting in trains. At the same time, ‘Vande Bharat Sleeper’ will start running on the tracks within 60 days. Ashwini Vaishnav said that ‘Vande Bharat Sleeper’ is ready to run on the tracks. At present, 2 train sets have been prepared. These two trains will be tested for the next 6 months. After that these trains can be launched for general service.…

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According to the 2024 edition of the Democracy Perception Index, support of democracy has remained high across the world over the past six years. An average of 85% of survey respondents in 53 countries confirmed that it’s important to have democracy. This is a one percent increase compared to 2023 and 2022 and five percent since 2021. The first edition of the international poll in 2019 measured an approval of 79%. At the same time, many respondents are found to be not satisfied with the state of democracy in their country. In this year’s report, covering 75% of the world’s population, only 58% on average confirmed…

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The Delhi High Court has issued notice to all the parties including Sunita Kejriwal, wife of Delhi Chief Minister, several indivisible, Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms on a plea seeking action for violating the court’s video conferencing rules when Arvind Kejriwal was produced before Rouse Avenue Court during his police custody on March 28. The High Court also directed Sunita Kejriwal and five other individual respondents in the case to take down the posts and also directed the social media companies to take down any other posts or reposts regarding the video recorded on that day. The court…

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By Nava J Thakuria Expressing dismay over the debates on irregularities in the nation-wide entrance examinations to pick up aspiring students to study the medical science in different academic institutions across the country, a northeast Bharat-based forum of nationalist citizens demanded a fair probe into the episode. It insisted that the evaluation process should be made fool-proved and quality-driven so that only meritorious and dedicated students get the opportunity to pursue MBBS, BDS, BVSc, etc courses. Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA), in a statement, also argued that those found responsible in playing with the dream of aspiring students must be…

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