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This object has fallen from the sky in India


SANCHORE, 21 JUNE. A meteoritelike object weighing around 2.8 kilograms fell from the sky in Sanchore town of Rajasthan's Jalore district on Friday (June 19).

The mysterious object, which is believed to be worth crores of rupees, created a one-foot-deep crater in the ground. A local police officer said that several villagers heard an explosive sound when the object fell from the sky and they rushed to the field to see the meteorite-like object. The locals also alerted the police and local administration about the unusual incident. It is learnt that the explosion was heard as far as two kilometres. The object was hot when local government officials went to check it. It was allowed to cool before being taken to the police station. IANS reported that the mysterious object was tested in a private lab located at the jeweller's shop in Sanchore and after testing it was found that the piece had metallic properties of Germanium, Platinium, Nickel and Iron. Geologists in the Geographical Survey of India's Ahmedabad and Jaipur office have been called to test the object. This object has fallen from the sky in India NEW DELHI, 3 JUNE. On a petition asking for the name India to be discarded in favour of "Bharat", the Supreme Court today refused to intervene but said the government can treat it as a representation. A Delhi-based businessman, Namaha, filed the petition calling for the country's renaming into "Bharat" or "Hindustan" saying India symbolized "slave mentality". "We can't do that. India is already called Bharat in constitution," Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said. The Chief Justice, however, said the "particular petition is directed to be treated as representation by the appropriate ministries". Meaning, the petition can make a representation to the government on his request. The petitioner's argument was that the name "India" had not been derived from within the country; it is a name of Greek origin born from the word "Indica". Rechristening to Bharat will "help citizens of this country get over the colonial past," the petition said, referring to the chant "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" being used throughout the nation's history. "The removal of the English name, though appears symbolic, will instill a sense of pride in our own nationality, especially for the future generations to come. In fact, the word India being replaced with Bharat would justify the hard fought freedom by our ancestors," it said. The Supreme Court had dismissed a similar petition in 2016. After the country's independence, the constitution adopted two names, India and Bharat, after much debate. British India was known as Hindustan, but some members of the constituent assembly opposed it. During the debates, BR Ambedkar, who drafted the constitution, argued that the country was known worldwide as India and that should be retained. Finally, as a middle path, Article 1(1) of the constitution said: "India that is Bharat shall be a Union of the States". The latest petition wants just "Bharat" to be retained.


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