PMO divulges details of PM’s Ayodhya itinerary

Prime Minister’s Office has revealed that PM Narendra Modi lay the foundation stone of Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir at Ayodhya.

Prior to the function, Prime Minister will offer his prayers at Hanumangarhi temple and will then travel to Shree Ram Janmabhoomi where he is expected to offer his obeisance to Bhagwan Shree Ramlala Virajman

Modi will then plant a Parijat sapling and subsequently perform Bhoomi Pujan. Prime Minister will unveil a plaque to mark the laying of Foundation Stone and also release Commemorative Postage Stamp on “Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir”.

Pakistan’s absurd ‘political map’ tactic ahead of Article 370 anniversary

In what can be termed as massive diplomatic aggression, Pakistan unveiled a new political map which shows the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, erstwhile state of Junagadh in Gujarat and Sir Creek as Pakistani territory.

Indian union territory of J&K has been labelled as Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

This new map will now be used in Pakistani curriculum. This decision was taken after Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a Federal cabinet meet and approved the map.

Pakistani cabinet, Kashmiri leadership and all of the opposition’s leadership have praised this map. This political map that we bring in front of the world showcases the aspiration of Pakistani people

Imran Khan, Pakistani Prime Minister

Interestingly, this move comes a day ahead of the 1st anniversary of the revocation of provisions of article 370 by Modi government on August 5.

Maharashtra vs Bihar govt slugfest over Sushant continues

Maharashtra minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Anil Parab slammed the Bihar government’s move
to recommend a CBI probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput death.

Nitish Kumar should speak about what is happening in Bihar. How many suicide cases you handed over to the CBI in
the last five years? Why is the CBI probe being demanded only in this case? There is politics involved. The state government stands with the Mumbai Police

Anil Parab, Maharashtra Minister

This comment comes after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommended a CBI investigation into the case.

Maharashtra’s Maha Vikas Aghadi government opposition slammed the BJP for questioning Mumbai Police and for seeking a probe by the CBI.

The state government has also refuted charges that State tourism
minister and chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s son Aaditya Thackeray was involved in the case.

Minor setback to Andhra CM Jagan, AP HC orders status quo on laws for three capitals

The Andhra Pradesh High Court ordered a status quo on 2 laws that ensures the establishment of three new capitals for the state.

A division bench heard interim applications filed by the Amaravati Parirakshana Samiti and ordered the status quo, giving state govt ten days time to file its counter.

On July 31, Jagan government notified the AP Decentralisationand Inclusive Development of All Regions Act,
2020,and the AP Capital Region Development Authority (Repeal) Act, 2020.

YSR Congress government plans to have 3 capitals for the state -executive capital in
Visakhapatnam, legislative capital in Amaravati and judicial in Kurnool.

EU regulators to investigate Google’s Fitbit acquisition move

European Union regulators are opening an ‘in-depth investigation’ into Google’s move to acquire fitness tracking device maker Fitbit.

The EU’s executive commission said it was concerned that the deal would as it could entrench Google’s position in the online ad market by “increasing the already vast amount of data” that the company could use to personalise ads.

Investigation aims to ensure that control by Google over data collected through wearable devices as a result of the transaction does not distort competition

Margrethe Vestager, EU competition commissioner

In November 2019. Google agreed to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion however several activists called on authorities to block the deal over privacy concerns

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