Kalaburagi: In a surprising incident in Mandevala village of Jewargi taluk, a procession held to commemorate the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on September 28 sparked outrage among the locals.

The procession, led by Vyju Sahukar Murganur, featured images of national leaders such as Bhagat Singh, Kittur Chennamma, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, among others.

However, the use of pictures depicting Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, and Veer Savarkar during the procession stirred anger and shock among onlookers. Photos of the event quickly went viral on social media platforms.

Local police, have reported that the organizers did not obtain official permission to conduct the rally, further adding to the controversy surrounding the event.

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Ankara (AP): A moderately strong earthquake struck northwest Turkiye on Monday, sending people out into the streets in fear. There was no immediate report of injuries or damage.

The magnitude 5.1 earthquake was centred in the Sea of Marmara, off the town of Gemlik in Bursa province, according to the disaster management agency, AFAD. It struck at 10:42 a.m. local time (07:42 GMT), at a depth of some 9 kilometres.

HaberTurk television said it was felt in Istanbul and other nearby regions where people left homes and offices in fear.

In February, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastated 11 southern and southeastern Turkish provinces as well as part of northern Syria. More than 50,000 people were killed in Turkiye.