ABP Live News Shots: This week, the sudden change in Delhi’s air quality brought relief to residents as the national capital looked forward to the Diwali festival. In Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s words in the state assembly on women’s education landed him in trouble as he drew flak from all quarters and apologised the next day. While the state elections continue to grab the nation’s attention, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan upped the ante against Congress with his ‘Mama’s bulldozer is ready’ warning. Meanwhile, the Israel-Hamas war rages on as the chorus grows for a ceasefire. In the world of entertainment, celebrities falling prey to deepfakes dominated the chatter on social media.
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‘Take My Word Back’: Nitish Kumar Apologises After Remark On Women’s Education Sparks Row
After Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s remarks on women’s education in Bihar assembly triggered a massive row, he sought an apology and said, “I apologise if my statement has hurt anyone”. He apologised while speaking to the media. Nitish was speaking on population control and what women should do to help the cause when he made the controversial comments.
‘I Am Surprised’: Canadian Sikh Poet Rejects US Govt Diwali Invite, Slams Biden Over Support To Israel In Gaza
Indo-Canadian Sikh poet Rupi Kaur on Monday refused an invitation for a Diwali event from US President Joe Biden’s administration. Kaur slammed Biden over US’ response to the situation in Gaza. Kaur took to X and lashed out at the Biden administration for extending support to Israel amid the assault on Gaza saying that she is “surprised” that the US finds it acceptable to celebrate Diwali when their support of the current atrocities against Palestinians represents the exact opposite of what this holiday means to many of us.
As Deep Fake Videos Of Katrina Kaif And Rashmika Mandanna Trigger Outrage, Here Is What The Law Says
Deep Fakes are in the spotlight again after videos of two actors — Katrina Kaif and Rashmika Mandanna — went viral on social media earlier this week, leading to outrage among netizens and prompting the Centre to issue advisories to social media platforms and intermediaries. The deep fake videos have raised concerns over the downsides of artificial intelligence.
‘Let’s Not Become Delhi’: Bombay HC Reduces Time For Bursting Crackers During Diwali Amid Pollution Concerns
The Bombay High Court revised its previous order on Diwali firecracker bursting, now allowing it only between 8 pm and 10 pm, citing concerns over air pollution. The court expressed the need to prevent a situation similar to Delhi and highlighted critical areas in Mumbai with poor air quality. “Let’s not become Delhi. Let’s remain Mumbaikars,” Chief Justice Upadhyaya said, as quoted by PTI.
‘Mama’s Bulldozer Is Ready’: Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan Warns Cong Against ‘Threatening’ People For Votes
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan warned the Congress against “threatening” people for votes. Addressing a public gathering in Bijuri in Annupur district, CM Chouhan, as quoted by news agency ANI, said, “I got to know that Congress candidates are threatening the people for votes. I am making it very clear that if you raise your finger at the people, Mama’s bulldozer is ready. We will not tolerate hooliganism. We will destroy you.”