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Singer Vani Jayaram Passes Away, Days After She Was Awarded The Padma Bhushan

Vani Jayaram is a veteran Indian singer who has made a significant impact in the world of Indian classical music. With her melodious voice and stunning stage presence, she has enthralled audiences all over India and beyond.

Vani Jayaram was born in 1949 in Andhra Pradesh, India. She began her musical journey at a young age, learning the basics of Indian classical music from her father, who was a well-known singer in his own right. Under his guidance, she developed a deep appreciation for Indian classical music and honed her singing skills.

Vani Jayaram’s rise to fame began in the 1960s when she recorded her first song for the Tamil film industry. Her voice quickly became popular, and she went on to record a large number of songs for the film industry in various languages, including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Malayalam. She also recorded devotional songs and ghazals, and her voice became synonymous with many of these songs.

In addition to her film songs, Vani Jayaram has also made a significant contribution to Indian classical music. She has performed in many prestigious classical music concerts across India and has been recognized as one of the leading classical singers of her generation. She has collaborated with several leading musicians and has received numerous awards and accolades for her contribution to Indian classical music.

Vani Jayaram’s contribution to Indian music goes beyond her own singing. She has been a mentor and inspiration to many young musicians, and her passion for music has inspired a new generation of musicians. Her dedication to the art form has made her a role model for aspiring singers, and her voice will always be remembered as one of the most beautiful and soulful voices in Indian music.

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Madurai High court canceled Vanniyar’s 10.5% reservation

Tamil Nadu Government on 26th February passed the bill for a 10.5 percent internal quota for Vanniyar Community in the Most Backward Class category. Edappadi Palaniswami, who was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, read a statement in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on February 26 when the election was announced. The statement, “Demands have been received from the Vanniya Kula Chhatriyas for individual reservation in educational institutions and government appointments. Tamil Nadu Backward Commission Chairman We examined the requests made by various communities to provide internal reservations for various sections of the Most Backward, Seer Marabinar.

The judges who passed the order, in this case, today said, “Reservation should be given only after proper caste-wise survey, how can the reservation be given without proper survey?”, This law has been passed in haste considering the assembly elections against the constitution. Does the state government have the authority to enact this?’ The judges also questioned.

Also, ‘Can the reservation be given on the basis of caste? We raised six questions including whether reservation can be granted without proper data. The explanation given by the government is not sufficient. Therefore, the reservation for the Vanniyar community is invalid’.

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Narayana Murthy responded to son-in-law Rishi Sunak becoming UK PM

Narayana Murthy, the co-founder of Infosys, congratulated his son-in-law Rishi Sunak after he was confirmed to be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Murthy said that he was “proud” of what Sunak has achieved and expressed his confidence that he will “do his best” for the country. 

Congratulations to Rishi. We are proud of him, and we wish him success. We are confident he will do his best for the people of the United Kingdom,” Murthy told ANI on Monday. 

Sunak got married to Murthy’s daughter Akshata after the couple met at Stanford University in the United States while pursuing their MBA. Akshata lived abroad for most of her life due to her studies and profession, and the couple got married at a traditional Indian wedding in Bengaluru. 

The couple has two daughters – Krishna, 11, and Anoushka, 9. 

Sunak and Akshata were stakeholders in Murthy’s company – Catamaran Ventures – but the incoming PM transferred his stakes to his wife in 2015. However, the controversies continue to haunt both due to the financial windfall as well as the allegations of profiting from Infosys’ operations in Russia. 

Sunak was the favourite in the UK leadership race with more than 140 supporters in the Conservative Party, but the elections never took place as Penny Mordaunt pulled out on Monday. As a result, Sunak was picked unanimously as the next PM of the United Kingdom after the resignation of Liz Truss. Truss had a torrid tenure in office after her economic measures were criticised from all corners following a fall in the value of the pound against the United States dollar.

Sunak, who describes himself as a proud Hindu, is the UK’s first Prime Minister of South Asian heritage and the youngest for more than 200 years at the age of 42. His victory on Diwali has resonated among the Indian diaspora groups across the UK, who have hailed it as a historic moment in British social history. Rishi Sunak will take charge as Britain’s first Indian-origin Prime Minister after an audience with King Charles III today.

Outgoing Prime Minister Liz Truss will chair her final Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street today before she makes her way to Buckingham Palace to formally tender her resignation to the 73-year-old monarch. Sunak, 42, will then arrive at the palace for his meeting with the King, who will formally anoint him as the UK’s new Prime Minister.

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WhatsApp is down in several parts of the world

Many users have raised issues on Twitter and members of the India Today Tech team are also unable to use WhatsApp. Meta says it is working on the issue. Most users could open the app but were not able to send messages and media files. Naturally, users aren’t able to use other services, such as WhatsApp audio and video call.

As per the outage tracker, Downdetector, many users started facing issues with the WhatsApp mobile app and web at around 12:30 PM today, October 25. At the time of writing this article, over 2,000 users reported issues with the app on the website. Downdetector also points out that 69 percent of users are facing issues with sending messages, while 21 percent of users are facing server connection-related problems. Around 9 percent of users face other unknown issues with the smartphone app.

WhatsApp Web also appears to be affected by the outage, and we can confirm that the app’s web client is also unable to connect to the WhatsApp servers, suggesting a server-level outage, and not one that only affects the Android and iOS apps. Anyone trying to use WhatsApp Web will be greeted with an error message like the one seen below.

WhatsApp has acknowledged the issue. “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible,” a Meta spokesperson said.
It is not clear what has caused the disruption. There is no statement on WhatsApp or parent company Meta’s (erstwhile Facebook) official Twitter account.

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Tamil Nadu Government Denies permission for RSS Rally

RSS planned to Conduct in Tamil Nadu over 50 places in Tamil Nadu on October 2nd, 2022 Gandhi Jayanthi. Tamil Nadu Police department immediately rejected the permission for the Rally. Tamil Nadu Police Department instructed several norms and rules to follow during the rally and dismissed the plea.

The members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had moved the Madras High Court seeking permission to conduct a procession (Route March) wearing their uniform and led by a musical band on 2nd October 2022 and conduct a public meeting after that.

The bench of Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan directed the authorities to grant permission before the 28th of September. The exact order is awaited on 28th September.

VCK Chief Thirumavalavan invited all other parties for a Social rally on the same day. Major parties joined hands with Thirumavalavan. On the 29th of September, The Tamil Nadu government Canceled all Political gatherings and rallies in Tamil Nadu on 2nd October.

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Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Wednesday banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates

The MHA banned the PFI and its associates and issued the gazette notification a day after the second nationwide crackdown on the radical outfit in five days with police teams across seven states conducting raids Tuesday and detaining or arresting more than 270 people with alleged links to the radical outfit.

The MHA in the notification issued said the PFI and its associates, affiliates, and fronts have been indulging in unlawful activities, which are prejudicial to India’s integrity, sovereignty, and security, have the potential of disturbing public peace and communal harmony, and supporting militancy in the country. The notification further accused the PFI of “propagating anti-national sentiments and radicalizing a particular section of society” with the intention to create disaffection against the country.

  • The notification said PFI and its associates or affiliates or fronts have been indulging in unlawful activities, which are prejudicial to the integrity, sovereignty, and security of the country and have the potential to disturb public peace and communal harmony of the country and support militancy in the country.
  • The govt said some of the PFI’s founding members are the leaders of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and PFI has linkages with Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), both of which are proscribed organizations.
  • There had been a number of instances of international linkages of PFI with global terrorist groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
  • The PFI and its associates or affiliates or fronts have been working covertly to increase the radicalization of one community by promoting a sense of insecurity in the country, which is substantiated by the fact that some PFI cadres have joined international terrorist organizations, said the notification.

The government alleged that the PFI was found to have links with the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), the Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), all three of which are banned under Section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). Affiliate organizations of the PFI, such as the Rehab India Foundation (RIF), Campus Front of India (CFI), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organization (NCHRO), National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation.

September 18, 2022: NIA Conducts Raids at 23 Locations in PFI Case. National Investigation Agency (NIA) was conducting raids at more than 23 locations across the country in connection with a terror-related case involving the Popular Front of India (PFI).

September 22, 2022: PFI Stages Protests in Various Cities of Kerala; Calls For Statewide Strike. Popular Front of India (PFI) on Thursday staged protests across Kerala against the raids carried out in their organization’s offices, houses of leaders, and other premises by multi-agencies led by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for allegedly supporting terror activities in the country. 

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NEET PG Counselling 2022 Round 1 Seat Allotment Result

NEET PG Counselling 2022 Latest Update: The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will declare the round 1 seat allotment result of NEET PG counseling on September 28, 2022. The candidates who have participated in the counseling process can check the result by visiting the official website of MCC at MCC has closed the round 1 registration process for the NEET PG counseling on Friday (September 23). The seat allotment process will be conducted till September 27. Candidates can check the important dates and other details here.
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NEET PG 2022 round 1 counseling registration and fee payment
September 15 to 23, 2022

Choice filling/locking
September 20 to 25, 2022

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September 23 to 24, 2022

Processing of seat allotment
September 26-27, 2022

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September 28, 2022

Reporting/ Joining
September 29 to October 4, 2022

How to Check NEET PG Round 1 Seat Allotment Result 2022:

Visit the official website of the Medical Counselling Committee at
Click on the “PG Medical Counselling” section.
Now look for the link that reads, “Click on Round 1 Seat Allotment Result.”
Enter the login details.
The NEET PG Counselling 2022 Round 1 seat allotment result will appear on the screen.
Download and take a printout of it for further reference.

All You Need to Know About NEET PG Counselling Round 2 Registration

Following the round 1 result, the registration process for the round 2 seat allotment will be conducted from October 10. According to the official schedule, the verification of candidates will be done by respective Universities/ institutes from October 14 to 16, 2022. The seat allotment process will be conducted between October 17 and 18, and the round 2 seat allotment result will be declared on October 19. For details on the NEET PG Counselling process, please visit the website at

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Ankita Bhandari Murder Case: BJP Expels Ex-Minister Vinod Arya, Son Ankit Amid Outrage

Ankita Bhandari Murder Case: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday expelled Vinod Arya and Ankit Arya , the father and brother of main accused Pulkit Arya, in connection with the murder case of a 19-year-old receptionist, Ankita Bhandari. They have been suspended from the party with immediate effect. This comes amid massive outrage over the murder of a 19-year-old girl in Rishikesh in which Vinod Arya’s other son Pulkit Arya is an arrested accused.
Pulkit Arya is the owner of the resort where Ankita Bhandari worked as a receptionist. Her body was recovered from  Chilla canal in Hrishikesh this morning after she had been missing for five days.
Ankit Arya, the brother of main accused Pulkit Arya has also been relieved by the Uttarakhand government from the post of Deputy Chairman of the Uttarakhand Other Backward Classes Commission.
Vinod Arya, a party leader from Haridwar, has formerly served as a chairman of the Uttarakhand Mati Board with a state minister’s rank. Pulkit’s brother Ankit is the vice president of state OBC Commission.
Vinod Arya’s son Pulkit — who owns the resort in Pauri’s Yamkeshwar block — was arrested Friday along with two employees of the resort for killing the receptionist, who had been missing for the past few days. The three murder accused — Pulkit Arya, resort manager Saurabh Bhaskar and assistant manager Ankit Gupta — were sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court on Friday.
Meanwhile, locals set Vanatara resort, owned by Pulkit Arya, on fire.

WATCH | #AnkitaBhandari murder case: Locals set Vanatara resort in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand on fire.
The resort is owned by BJP leader Vinod Arya’s son Pulkit Arya. Three accused, including Pulkit, have been arrested in connection with the murder case.
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) September 24, 2022

The incident has triggered massive outrage with locals protesting outside the resort and demanding capital punishment for the culprits. On Friday, locals in Rishikesh gheraoed a police vehicle that was carrying the accused in the murder case and thrashed them.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Friday night ordered to raze down Vanatara Resort in Rishikesh, which is owned by the accused. He also ordered the formation of a Special Invetsigation Team (SIT) to probe the matter.

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Five held for planting ‘PayCM’ posters; Cong MLAs to stick posters next

A day after the ‘PayCM’ posters taking a dig at Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai surfaced in Bengaluru, the police swung into action, arresting five people who were reportedly behind the act.

Infuriated by the arrest, Karnataka Pradesh Congress chief DK Shivakumar said party MLAs would stick ‘PayCM’ posters on all government buildings on Saturday. Opposition leader Siddaramaiah, too, said he would join the campaign in the coming days.

The development comes in the midst of an aggressive campaign against the state government by Congress, which charged it with corruption in awarding public contracts and government recruitment. The contractors’ body had recently levelled bribery charges that contractors had to pay a 40 per cent commission to get public works contracts, a charge strongly denied by the government.

According to reports, scanning the QR code on the poster took users to the 40 per cent Sarkar website launched by Congress recently.

While the Congress workers threatened to stick posters on government buildings, the Bharatiya Janata Party released a booklet called ‘Scam Ramaiah’, targeting the Opposition leader. State BJP president Nalin Kumar Katil termed ‘PayCM” ‘Pay Congress Madam’ and released the ‘Scam Ramaiah’ booklet.
“Siddaramaiah will be arrested as per the court order. There were many scams during his tenure,” he said.
Not one to take things lying down, Siddaramaiah retorted, “How many people can be jailed by the BJP for seeking the truth? I will join my party workers in sticking posters about the 40 per cent commission corruption of the BJP government. Let the Government arrest all of us. Was Bommai sleeping when the BJP did a campaign targeting Congress leaders personally?’ he asked, referring to Bommai’s comment that the  ‘PayCm’ attack was personal.
He also said that even BJP made QR Code posters. “They have created an image where I was behind bars when I went before the ED inquiry. They have now arrested our workers.”

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RBI Asks Mahindra Finance Not To Use Outside Agents After Loan Collectors Kill Pregnant Woman

Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. was directed by the Reserve Bank of India to no longer use outside recovery agents. This comes after a pregnant woman was mowed down in Jharkhand by a recovery agent of the company.

RBI instructed the finance company Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. to immediately stop carrying out any recovery through outsourcing agents. This was in response to the incident in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh where a pregnant woman was allegedly mowed down under the wheels of a tractor by a recovery agent of the finance company.
Local police of Hazaribagh told media outlets that the officials of the finance company did not inform the local police station before going to the residence of the victim for the recovery of the tractor.

In a statement, RBI said, “directed Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. (MMFSL), Mumbai, to immediately cease carrying out any recovery or repossession activity through outsourcing arrangements, till further orders.” “However, the said NBFC may continue to carry out recovery or repossession activities, through its own employees,” it added.
RBI said, this action is based on certain material supervisory concerns observed in the said NBFC, with regard to the management of its outsourcing activities.

The woman who was killed by Mahindra’s recovery agent was the daughter of a specially-abled farmer. The recovery agent refused to listen to the farmer’s plea and kept on driving the tractor when his pregnant daughter ran after the vehicle and was crushed to death under its wheels. She was three months pregnant.

Later, Mahindra Group’s CEO and MD Anish Shah said, “we will investigate this incident from all aspects and will also undertake an examination of the practice of using third-party collection agencies that has been in existence.”

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