IED recovered from Ghazipur market, launch of BMC’s WhatsApp chatbot and other headlines


IED recovered from Ghazipur flower market had RDX and ammonium nitrate: NSG chief

Days before the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, an unattended bag containing an IED was found at the Ghazipur flower market on Friday and later released. The city’s security apparatus is on high alert as the event approaches. NSG Director General MA Ganapathy told ANI: “The Bomb Disposal Squad found at first sight chemical compounds like RDX and ammonium nitrate in the manufacture of IEDs recovered from Ghazipur.” READ MORE

‘Revolutionary’: Uddhav Thackeray launches BMC’s WhatsApp chatbot for 80 citizen services

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday launched the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) ‘WhatsApp chatbot’ virtually here for more than 80 different services. The BMC said that thanks to the chatbot, information on more than 80 services and facilities provided by it will be easily accessible to citizens on their mobiles through the WhatsApp number 8999228999. READ MORE

Man dies after two-wheeler hits Meghalaya interior minister’s convoy vehicle

A 45-year-old man died here and another was injured after a motorbike carrying them collided head-on with a vehicle in the convoy of Meghalaya Interior Minister Lahkmen Rymbui, a senior police official said on Friday. police. Rymbui was on his way to attend a high-level meeting on the public order situation when the motorbike, which was coming from the opposite direction, rammed into one of the convoy vehicles around 1.30 p.m. Thursday on National Highway 44 near Khera, said the officer. RLEARN MORE

IND vs SA, 3rd test, day 4: Virat Kohli loses his temper after another close call from the DRS

India captain Virat Kohli continues to hit out at the Decision Review System (DRS) after another close call against his side in the ongoing 3rd Test against South Africa in Cape Town. On day three, Kohli and his teammates caused controversy with their fiery remarks to South African broadcaster SuperSport following a controversial DRS appeal which overturned an lbw decision on the pitch. READ MORE

Chhattisgarh government reshuffles 16 IAS officers including six district collectors

The Chhattisgarh government has issued new posting orders to 16 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, including six district collectors, in the state. The transfer and assignment order was issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) on Thursday evening, a government official said. READ MORE

Kapil Sharma biopic announcement; The untold story of India’s most beloved comedian is titled ‘Funkaar’

A biopic on actor-comedian Kapil Sharma is in the works. Producer Mahaveer Jain announced Friday a delightful film about the life of Kapil Sharma under Lyca Productions. The film is titled ‘Funkaar’ and will be directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba of ‘Fukrey’ fame. READ MORE

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