As the probe into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput intensifies, Union Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has now called for a fair probe into the case. In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Editor-in-Chief Shashi Shekhar, Prasad said that the actor's loss is a loss for the nation and not just the state of Bihar. The minister said that he was extremely saddened by the incident and the politics that followed his death. He also narrated an incident when he met the actor at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Sushant SIngh Rajput died of suicide on June 14, 2020. The case has now been handed over to the CBI after an open tug-of-war between the Maharashtra police and the Bihar police. Sushant's father has named the deceased actor's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty in the FIR filed in Patna and accused her of abetment to suicide. He also alleged that there were some fraudulent financial transactions, following which the Enforcement Directorate filed a money laundering acase. Rhea and her family members have been questioned several times by the agency so far. Watch this full video for all the details.
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Opposition and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of inaugurating new projects in haste. He said, "On one hand, CM was inaugurating Bangra Ghat Mahasetu in Gopalganj and on the other hand, approach path to the bridge has collapsed. Same path had collapsed 12 days ago also. CM is in a haste to inaugurate new projects, what if lives were lost in this collapse?"
The cops of Sakra Police Station have been attacked by locals in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on August 06. Locals had blocked National Highway-28 and attacked the police personnel with lathis and stones. 3 police personnel were injured in the incident and have been admitted in hospital for medical treatment. 12 accused have been arrested in this regard. While speaking to media, SSP of Muzaffarpur, Jayant Kant said, "When police reached the spot where few locals had blocked highway under Sakra police station limits, they were attacked by the locals with lathis and stones were pelted at police." "3 police personnel were injured. 12 accused have been arrested," he added.
Parts of Bihar's Muzaffarpur have been badly affected due to floods. Minapur block of Muzaffarpur district has been flooded following a rise in the water level of Burhi Gandak river due to rainfall. Local lives have taken a toll due to the floods. Over 45 lakh people have been hit by floods in Bihar.
Floods in Bihar have created havoc in the lives of people. Affected people are struggling hard to attain basic needs including food, clean drinking water and shelter to live. Anguished with, no assistance provided by the government, flood victims in Muzaffarpur blocked a bridge on July 27. One of the protestors said, "From past 15 days, water is filled and our house is drowned. There is no arrangement for food and drinking water. People in administration are not answering our calls therefore, we have blocked the bridge."
People in several districts of Bihar continue to suffer due to prevailing flood situation. Water from Gandaki, Bagmati rivers enters Muzaffarpur following incessant rainfall. Water has entered houses, leaving locals in distress. Over 29 lakh people have been affected and eight have died due to floods in Bihar.
Construction which was being done along the embankment on Bagmati River in Bihar's Sheohar district was damaged on July 12 due to heavy water pressure. While speaking to media, the District Magistrate of Sheohar, Avaneesh Kumar Singh said, "Main embankment of Bagmati is safe. Construction work being done with sand along embankment has swept away. We have given orders to fix it."
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic the courtyard of Patan Durbar Square, which has Krishna Temple wore a deserted-like look on Janmashtami. However, some devotees were seen offering prayers outside the gates of the temple. Krishna Janmashtami, a festival commemorating the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, draws thousands of devotees from Kathmandu valley. Krishna Temple, which once housed kings before the unification of Nepal in the middle 18th Century, is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The temple was opened after renovation in 2018 as it had sustained minor damages due to a devastating earthquake in 2015, which claimed thousands of lives and caused massive structural damage to the heritage sites of the Himalayan nation. Within three years of its opening, the temple was again closed for public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thus, forcing devotees to pray outside the temple. The 21 gajur (pinnacle) Shikhara Style temple in Patan was built in 1667 during the reign of King Siddhi Narasimha Malla. It is one of the most revered Krishna temples in Nepal.
Nepal's Krishna Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, wore a deserted look on Krishna Janmashtami due to COVID-19 pandemic. Krishna Temple in Patan Durbar Square of Nepal's Lalitpur witnessed fewer devotees on this auspicious occasion. Few devotees came to temple and worshipped Lord Krishna from outside the pious place on August 11. The annual Krishna Janmashtami festival commemorates the birth of Lord Krishna, who is considered the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Nepal government has advised people against public gatherings so as to avoid the risk of coronavirus infection.