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JERUSALEM — A divided Israel marked the first anniversary Thursday of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin with an impassioned call from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for unity and an emotional graveside ceremony.
“The murder of Yitzhak Rabin must remind us of a basic truth: peace begins at home,” Netanyahu, accused by Rabin’s widow of fostering an atmosphere of hate that led to his assassination, told a memorial session of parliament.

“The choice before us today is to seal the rift and unite or widen the division and disintegrate,” the hard-line leader said.

Israelis marked the Jewish lunar calendar anniversary of Rabin’s assassination by a right-wing religious Jew opposed to his peace policies with the Palestinians as divided as they were on the eve of the murder Nov. 4, 1995.

Two dovish legislators, Dedi Zucker and Dalia Itzik, walked out of the session as Netanyahu got up to speak.

“Mr. Netanyahu was directly, personally (part of) the deepest incitement that was directed toward Rabin. He never said ‘Sorry, I made a mistake’,” Zucker told reporters, referring to the Likud party leader’s attendance at right-wing rallies at which Rabin was called a traitor.

In Tel Aviv, thousands of people streamed to the public square where Rabin was shot dead a year ago by a religious Jew opposed to his peace policies with the Palestinians. They lit memorial candles and wept.

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Some left-wing Israelis are calling for Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation

Schoolchildren marked the killing with a moment of silence.

Family members and Israeli leaders across the political spectrum gathered at the gravesite on Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl for a state memorial. Friends and family wept.

“I want to ask your forgiveness, Grandfather. A year has passed and nothing has changed. It appears nothing has changed,” Rabin’s grandson Yonatan Ben-Artzi said in a speech.

Leah Rabin spoke on a phone moments before the ceremony began. Israel Television said it was a call from President Clinton.

But sparring between left and right continued unabated over the peace process Rabin embodied and the fate of Israeli-occupied land.

A procession of religious and right-wing cabinet members, who took office in June on a platform opposed to Rabin’s policies, laid wreathes on the grave but only family members spoke at the ceremony.

It was in sharp contrast to the funeral last year which attracted scores of world figures, including Clinton and Arab leaders drawn to the man who paid with his life for his peace policies.

“The murder did not succeed in creating a common experience for all of the public. On the contrary, each side became more fortified in its position,” the newspaper Haaretz wrote in an editorial.

Israel Television said Wednesday Netanyahu and dozens of legislators had received death threats in recent weeks, including opposition leader Shimon Peres, who shared the Nobel prize with Rabin for their 1993 peace deal with the Palestinians.

Netanyahu defeated Peres in elections last May by fewer than 30,000 votes.

The landmark peace deal with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat made Rabin, a former war hero, a traitor in the eyes of some right-wing Jews who view the West Bank as land promised to the Jews by God.

“There were calls of ‘traitor’, ‘murderer’ — calls aimed at…murdering his character and in the end, spilling his blood,” Peres told the parliamentary session. “But Yitzhak moved forward without surrendering to the pressure, fears, zealots and threats.”

Another event Thursday served as a reminder of the work that remains to be done, however.

Police shot and wounded a Palestinian near Tel Aviv on Thursday, saying he fled a securitycheckpoint set up to prevent anti-Israeli attacks to mark an Islamic leader’s assassination.

When police at the Morasha junction discovered that the man, one of five Palestinian workers in a van, had forged identity papers, he fled for a field and refused their order to stop, they said. Police shot and seriously wounded him.

Israel was on high security alert ahead of the October 26 anniversary of the killing of Fathi Shqaqi, leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group behind suicide attacks in Israel.

Shqaqi was gunned down in Malta last year in what Palestinians believe was an attack by Israel’s Mossad secret service. The militant group vowed to avenge his murder.

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“Tai… how am I going to live without you”, said the younger sister when she saw her hanged on the gallows…

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The eldest daughter committed suicide by hanging herself as she was fed up with her parents’ constant fights at home. Seeing her sister hanged on the gallows, her younger sister also tried to commit suicide by consuming poison by writing a suicide note saying, “Tai, how can I live without you? I also want to go with you.” She was rushed to a private hospital where she was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident took place in the Gorewada area. Witness Amritlal Tiwari (16, resident of Madhavnagar) is the name of the girl who committed suicide. Sakshi Tiwari (15) is the name of the girl who is undergoing treatment at the hospital.

According to the police, Amritlal Tiwari is associated with RKM and works at the train station. He is survived by his wife, his daughters Sakshi, Shivangi and his son Amit (11). Amritlal was always arguing with his wife about his wife’s property. He is addicted to alcohol. Husbands and wives often fight over alcohol and money. As a result, the atmosphere in the house was polluted.

Sakshi, who is 11 years old, and Shivangi, who is 9 years old, were fed up with their father’s nature. So he often thought about committing suicide. The two began to spend the day explaining to each other. The witness decided to commit suicide on his own as the parents had been arguing for two days. The witness committed suicide by hanging himself in the bedroom at 11 am on Sunday. Shivangi, who had gone to bathe, came out and saw his sister hanging from him. So he immediately took the pen notebook. In it he wrote that he was bored by the fight between his parents. Also, Tai, I’m going with you too.

Mankapur Police immediately rushed to the scene and took Shivangi to hospital while the witness’s body was transferred to Mayo Hospital. Mankapur police recorded one accidental death in the case.


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Maharashtra News Live Updates, May 23: Along with the central government, the Mahavikas Aghadi government of the state also provided relief to the citizens by cutting the fuel tax on Sunday. The state government has reduced the value added tax on gasoline by Rs 2.08 paise and the tax on diesel by Rs 1.44 paise. Although Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur has made it a condition to join Shiv Sena for Rajya Sabha candidacy, Sambhaji Raje is not in favor of joining Shiv Sena. He has said that the support must be given as a great development front.

Meanwhile, the daily number of patients in the state exceeded 300 in the last week. As a result, the number of patients undergoing treatment has increased to 1,800. The number of victims has also risen to about 1.5 percent.

Many such important developments are taking place in states, countries, internationally as well as in other areas. Now you can read all these events in one place.

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Many important developments are taking place in the state, in the country, internationally, and in other areas. Now you can read all these events in one place.


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Nilesh on Sharad Pawar’s statement – All you need to know about it..

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chairman Sharad Pawar told reporters on Saturday (May 21) that Shiv Sena’s candidate will be voted for the sixth seat in the Rajya Sabha elections. Additional votes will be awarded to the candidate declared by Shiv Sena. Pawar clarified that whether that candidate is Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati or anyone else, the NCP will vote for him. However, after Pawar’s statement, now BJP Secretary of State and former MP Nilesh Rane has focused on the NCP chairman.

Definitely read >> “The party that ridiculed the silent front as a silent front, you have…”; Nilesh Rane’s advice to Sambhaji Raje regarding Shiv Sena entry

“Whether it’s Sambhaji Raje or someone else”
Shiv Sena has announced that it will contest for two of the six seats in the Rajya Sabha. Sanjay Raut’s candidacy for a seat is being considered for sure. As the trial for the second seat takes place, Sambhaji Raje has appealed to all political parties, including Shiv Sena, to support him. In the same way, Sambhaji Raje will be voted as an independent. While answering this question to Shiv Sena, Pawar made a statement saying: Nilesh Rane criticized Pawar for this statement.

Addressed to Pawar
While taking aim at Sharad Pawar, Nitesh said that Pawar never keeps his word. “It had to happen… Pawar Saheb and the word cannot be obeyed. How come Pawar Saheb has not changed his role? If Raje goes with Shiv Sena, then Sanjay (Raut) is in the second seat. Previously, he was reported that Sharad Pawar had said that the NCP was in favor of supporting Sambhaji Raje. Nitesh Rane has made this statement against the same background.

Shiv Sena denies entry
Although Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur has made it a condition to join Shiv Sena for Rajya Sabha candidacy, Sambhaji Raje is not in favor of joining Shiv Sena. He has said that the support must be given as a great development front.

How was the dialogue between Shiv Sena and Sambhaji Raje?
Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur, who has declared running in the Rajya Sabha elections as an independent, is due to join the Shiv Sena on Monday. Shiv Sena will give the Rajya Sabha nomination, said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s message was delivered to Sambhaji Raje. A Shiv Sena minister also met with Sambhaji Raje. Sambhaji Raje is not ready to join Shiv Sena. On the other hand, he has given a proposal to Shiv Sena and NCP to give additional votes of Mahavikas Aghadi.

What is Sambhaji Raje’s problem?
Shiv Sena has announced that it will contest for two of the six seats in the Rajya Sabha. Sanjay Raut’s candidacy for a seat is considered secure. Sambhaji Raje was appointed as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha six years ago on behalf of BJP. Even then, Sambhaji Raje served as MP for six years as an independent. He too this time is preparing to stand for election as an independent. But it’s impossible to match the math of victory if the independents fight. Although BJP has an additional 22 votes, it will be challenged for an additional 20 votes.

What exactly did Pawar say about voting?
A candidate from the NCP can easily be elected for the Rajya Sabha elections. The extra votes we have will be given to the Shiv Sena candidate, the floor was given to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray during the last election, said Sharad Pawar.

Help provided by Shiv Sena
“In the elections two years ago, our only candidate could have been elected. Since I was the second candidate at the time, we asked for the seat. So Faujia Khan and I became parliamentarians. The Shiv Sena had demanded that we get one more seat next time,” said Pawar.

The sixth candidate can win
“As per Shiv Sena’s demand, now after one of our candidates wins, additional votes will be given to Shiv Sena’s candidate. The sixth candidate can win on the strength of NCP and Shiv Sena votes,” Pawar said.


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