RAIPUR: Ajit Jogi, the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, is no more. He passed away on May 29, 2020.
Jogi, 74, who was undergoing treatment in the hospital, had suffered second heart attack and he couldn't be saved, said the doctors.
A bureaucrat-turn-politician, he was the first CM of the tribal dominated state when it was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000.
Jogi, who was a member of parliament in the past, had been an IAS officer priort to his political innings. In his long administrative and political career, he was in the midst of controversies, quite often.
His daughter had passed away at a young age. Jogi's claim of being a tribal was under suspicion and the issue reached the court. Jogi had suffered paralysis after he got injured in a car mishap.
After falling out with Congress a few years ago, he had floated the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi). He is survived by his wife Renu Jogi and son Amit Jogi, both of them are in active politics. Top leaders across political spectrum have expressed grief over the demise.
The number of Coronavirus cases in India that have been detected so far, has crossed the 1,00,000 mark. From the first case that was detected on January 30, the graph has gone up steadily.
More than 4,500 cases have been detected in a single day on Monday. While India has crossed the figure of 1 lakh, Maharashtra alone accounts for over 35,000 cases.
Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi are at second, third and fourth place. While Tamil Nadu and Gujarat have more than 11,000 cases each, Delhi has crossed 10,000 mark.
Maharashtra that accounts for 35% of cases in the country, has registered 20,000 cases in Mumbai alone.Of the 1 lakh cases, India has seena recovery of over 39,206 patients. There are 57,926 cases. The figure of death is 3,155. Among other states, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have registered more than 5,000 cases so far. [May 18, 2020 NewsBits.in]
CHENNAI: A bakery is in the midst of controversy over a message it put up, announcing that all the food products are prepared by Jains and there was no Muslim in the staff.
The Jain bakery and confectioneries is located in T Nagar in Chennai. In a social media post that was circulated on WhatsApp and that later made way to other social platforms as well, the bakery highlighted that all eatables were 'made by Jains' and there was 'no Muslim staff'.
After it was spotted, there was outrage. People also objected on social media and tagged the officials. Legal experts say that it was an attempt to ostracise an entire community and an attempt to incite people, also affecting the right to equality and religious harmony in the society.
Besides, publication of such an advertisement (or message) is liable for prosecution under different sections, they said. A Times of India report quoted a bakery representative that there was a WhatsApp message about eateries employing Muslims and this announcement was in its response. Social media users have raised the issue. The twitter handle of Greater Chennai police stated that it had taken cognisance.