Sangh Parivar’s Callous Disregard For Humanity: Vijayan Remembers Jafri

Sangh Parivar’s Callous Disregard For Humanity: Vijayan Remembers Jafri

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday remembered Congress former MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the 2002 Gujarat riots, demanding “accountability” of the riot.

“Former MP Ehsan Jafri’s memory ignites our outrage over the 2002 Gujarat riots, a chilling reminder of the Sangh Parivar’s callous disregard for humanity,” CM wrote in his tweet.

He further said, “Let’s stand with Zakia Jafri in her fight for justice and demand accountability for these unspeakable crimes.”

Jafri was a member of the 6th Lok Sabha. He was killed by a mob in the Gulbarg Society massacre on February 28, 2002, following the Godhra incident the previous day.

While on Facebook, Kerala CM said that Ehsan Jaffrey’s memory is a call to secular India to unite with Sakia’s fight against the “aggressive communism” of the Sangh Parivar.

“On February 28, 2002, when Sangh Parivar rioters attacked Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad, residents of the colony sought shelter at Ehsan Jaffrey’s house. Even though Jaffrey contacted the authorities over the phone to save those who rushed to his house for their lives, but the authorities refused to act. Then 69 people including Jaffrey were burnt to death in the Gulberg Society in a fire set by the Sangh Parivar,” he added.

He went on to say that the Gulberg Society witnessed the epitome of “minority hunting” that took place in Gujarat during the genocide.

Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee President K Sudhakaran also took to Twitter to say, “Remembering Ahsan Jafri, Congress MP, who was brutally murdered on this day in 2002 Gujarat riots.” (ANI)

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Two Terrorists Involved In Killing Of Kashmiri Pandit Gunned Down

Two Terrorists Involved In Killing Of Kashmiri Pandit Gunned Down

Two terrorists involved in the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit in South Kashmir’s Pulwama, were neutralised by security forces in an encounter. In the operation, a soldier succumbed to injuries, said the Defence Public Relations Officer (PRO) statement on Tuesday.

Based on specific input, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Indian Army, Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday evening in Potgampora, Pulwama.
In order to evade security forces, the terrorists occupied a mosque in the target area. Ensuring the sanctity of the mosque, the security forces closed in and appealed to the terrorists to surrender. The terrorists, however, opened indiscriminate fire on security forces and used civilians in target area as a shield to escape when cornered. The security forces displayed utmost restraint and evacuated civilians praying inside the mosque, preventing any collateral damage, said the Defence PRO statement.

The security forces fired with extreme caution to preserve the sacred precincts and neutralized one terrorist on the spot. Meanwhile, the second terrorist fled and hid in the adjacent building housing the local citizens. In the intense firefight, lasting several hours, the security forces subsequently not only neutralized the second terrorist but also safely evacuated the civilians trapped inside the house.

During this action, Sepoy Pawan Kumar and Naik Hemraj, lead from the front and suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar. Subsequent to the elimination of both terrorists, the search of the area resulted in the recovery of two AK series rifles, one pistol, three grenades and other war-like stores, the statement said.

Defence PRO statement said, Sepoy Pawan Kumar overpowered the first terrorist in hand-to-hand combat and was grievously injured. He subsequently succumbed to his injuries. The deceased soldier is survived by his mother. The mortal remains of the soldier will be moved for the last rites to his native place at Village Pithyt, Rampur in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh and will be laid to rest with full military honours.

According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, the neutralized terrorists have been identified as Aqib Mushtaq Bhat of Malangpora, Pulwama, associated with the proscribed terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, but for the past few months working with The Resistance Front (TRF) and Aijaz Ahmad Bhat of Syedabad Pastuna, Tral associated with terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed and also working in coordination with TRF. ]

Further investigation by JK Police revealed that both the terrorists had come together to conspire and attack minorities, non-locals and security forces in Kashmir. Both terrorists were also involved in the killing of Sanjay Sharma last Sunday and have now been neutralized within 48 hours of their terror act by security forces. (ANI)

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Priyanka’s ‘Citadel’ Trailer To Be Out On This Date

Priyanka’s ‘Citadel’ Trailer To Be Out On This Date

Taking to Instagram, actor Priyanka Chopra shared a short teaser of the series and announced the trailer release date.
“Everything you know is a lie. @citadelonprime trailer tomorrow,” she captioned the post.

The official trailer of ‘Citadel’ will be out on March 1, 2023.

Soon after the ‘Don’ actor shared the short teaser, fans flooded the comment section with red hearts and fire emoticons.

Nick Jonas commented, “Let’s go!!.”

“Was waiting for this since ages ufff finally it’s here,” a fan commented.

Another fan wrote, ” We can’t wait Queen.”

“Wow Superb Beautiful,” a user wrote.

On Monday, Citadel’s makers informed that the series will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on Friday, April 28, with two adrenaline-fueled episodes, followed by a new episode released weekly every Friday through May 26.

Recently the makers unveiled the first look of the actors from the series which received massive responses from the fans.

In Citadel, Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden play elite spies who work for an organisation called Citadel.

The American series is also getting an Indian adaptation. Raj and DK are creating the Indian version of Citadel featuring Varun Dhawan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the lead roles. (ANI)

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BJP Intensifies Telangana Plan Of Holding Rallies In 119 Assembly Constituencies

BJP Intensifies Telangana Plan Of Holding Rallies In 119 Assembly Constituencies

Ahead of the Telangana Assembly polls which are scheduled to take place later this year, Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda, Union Home minister Amit Shah held a crucial meeting to deliberate on poll preparedness and it has been decided to intensify party campaign as central leadership will hold meetings in all 119 assembly constituencies starting next month.

Bharatiya Janata Party’s central leadership including party president JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and others will hold public meetings.
Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay on Tuesday urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to hold a meeting with freedom fighters, doctors and engineers who influence society on March 12 during his visit to the state.

According to Sanjay, around 3000 important people from various fields will gather at Shah’s meeting.

Sanjay urged Shah during a meeting chaired by BJP national president JP Nadda with Telangana leaders to chalk out a strategy for poll preparedness. The Union Home Minister was also present at the meeting.

Nadda and Shah presided over the meeting and reviewed the organisational activities in Telangana.

“We approach Amit shah to hold a meeting with freedom fighters, doctors and engineers who influence society in Telangana on March 12 as he is coming for an official meeting in Telangana,” said the Telangana BJP chief.

The meeting which was held at Nadda’s residence in the national capital lasted for around 4 hours.

The Telangana BJP chief briefed both the tall leaders on the successful completion of 11,000 Street Corner Meetings under the program named “Praja Gosa BJP Barosa” covering all 119 Assembly Constituencies.

The Party High-command was immensely pleased with the outcome and cohesiveness of the teamwork of the State Unit and shared its mind and thoughts with State leadership and directed them to undertake steps to strengthen the organization further. They have advised the State leadership to intensify the struggle against the KCR- led Telangana Government which is in the middle of corruption.

Sanjay said that the party will soon start public meetings in all 119 assembly constituencies.

“As Praja Gosha BJP Bharosa completed 11000 public meetings today, the BJP will soon start 1-1 public meetings on all 119 assembly constituencies. After that big meetings will take place in ten districts and senior central leadership like JP Nadda, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and others will hold them. After that big massive public meeting will be organised where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the public of Telangana,” he said.

Sanjay further said that said he will definitely raise all corruption issues of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and his family.

Addressing the media in Delhi, he said, “The Mood of the Telangana people tilted towards BJP as it is the only political party in Telangana responding in no time to the needs and issues of people so collectively and it is quietly established fact that BJP has emerged as an alternate to the BRS with firm and committed support of people as BRS is evidently involved in every scandal and corruption leading to looting of the state resources.”

He said that the economy of Telangana is on the verge of collapse due to wrong policies pursued by BRS and the vibrant syndicate of corrupt deals in every activity.

“It is an officially known fact that State has to pay Rs 3000 crore monthly interest on Rs 5.5 lakh crore external debt without any evidence of physical assets being developed. Hence, people in Telangana understood the gravitas of impending economic crisis is openly in support of BJP,” he added.

He said that BJP will contest on its own in all 119 assembly constituencies and it is a clear signal from the ground that BJP will bound to come to power in the 2023 Assembly Elections with the blessings of people.

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) realizing the emerging popular trend in favour of the BJP became jittery and panicky. Kavitha daughter of CM KCR is already charge sheeted in Delhi Liquor Scam hitting the image of BRS and KCR in particular,” said Sanjay.

He also said that BJP in Telangana state exposed the cosy nexus between BRS and Congress.

“We have successfully rebutted the campaign that BJP doesn’t have candidates in all constituencies- which was a ploy of both BRS and Congress,” he said.

While answering a question, he made it clear that BJP has no role in fixing the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC and Telangana Cheif Minister KCR’s daughter, K Kavitha and other AAP leaders as there is substantial evidence against them which will stand before the scrutiny of law.

“KCR failed to come up with reasonable argument and denial of his own daughter Kavitha in the infamous liquor case and whereas, he issued a public statement against the arrest of Manish Sisodia-is certainly ridiculous as he is still answerable to the People of Telangana. He reiterated that no such discussion took place in this regard with High command,” he added.

Telangana in-charge Tarun Chugh said that today’s meeting was fruitful.

“As today we completed our Praja Gosha BJP Bharosa 11,000 meeting, the high command appreciated our effort and also discussed the party’s further plan and strategy for upcoming polls,” he said.

P Sudhakar Reddy, Tamil Nadu CO- incharge, NEC member said that the agenda which take place at today’s meeting was the plan and strategy for upcoming polls.

“Public meetings, rallies and the booth strengthening programmes were discussed. At the meeting we also discussed how to bloom lotus in every Telangana house and also how to defeat the hitlershahi of KCR,” Reddy added.

BJP Telangana president Bandi Sanjay, BJP national Organization General Secretary BL Santhosh, National vice president of BJP DK Aruna, Nizamabad MP Arvind Dharampuri, Sudhakar Reddy-TN Co-incharge, K Laxman, G Kishan Reddy, Vijay Santhi, Vivek Venkatswamy, NEC member Etala Rajendran, G Mohan Rao and Muralidhar Rao and others were present at the meeting.

As per the sources, the first round of the meeting was held with Nadda, Shah and Sanjay for around 2 hours and after that, the second round of meetings was held with all the state leaders.

“The agenda which was discussed at today’s meeting was the plan and strategy of upcoming polls like big and small public meetings and rallies and the booth strengthening programme were discussed,” said the source.

At the meeting, the tall leaders also reviewed earlier important programme feedback like “Praja Gosa BJP Bharosa” and “Praja sangrama yatra”.

The party is running several programmes to connect with the people and increase its reach to the grassroots such as “Praja Gosha BJP Bharosa” and “Praja Sangram yatra” and through these campaigns, the party is getting massive positive responses from the public and as per the source, the party will discuss how to strengthen the party on booth level.

BJP has successfully undertaken 11000 public meeting outreach programmes in the state under Bandi Sanjay.

According to the sources, a state presidential election will be held soon as the BJP president Sanjay Bandi’s term is going to end in the first week of March, but another source from the party speculated that his term as the party President would be extended.

Earlier in the national executive meeting, Sanjay was the centre of attraction as Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the “Praja Sangram Yatra” and asked all the states to learn from his journey and appreciated his struggle and hard work. (ANI)

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VP Dhankar Cautions On George Soros Agenda, BBC Documentary On Modi

VP Dhankar Cautions On George Soros Agenda, BBC Documentary On Modi

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar urged Indians to be cautious of billionaire investor George Soros’ agenda and BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked them to be on guard from those “who are playing politics another way around.”

Addressing the inauguration of the Center for Innovation Facility at IIT Madras, Dhankhar said that the Supreme Court of India had given its judgement on PM Modi and his role in the 2002 Gujarat riots but “in the name of expression, can you run down the Supreme Court and the two decades of a thorough investigation.”
“For two decades. The issue was deliberated in judicial quarters. It was thoroughly investigated at all levels. The highest court of the land, the highest court of the largest democracy, pronounced on all fronts in 2022. Finally, we have a narrative being set up, float by a documentary. And some people say this is an expression, saying the name of the expression can you run down by Supreme Court? Can you run down two decades of thorough investigation? This is playing politics the other way around. When people choose to play politics the other way around, the young minds here and outside are intellectually equipped to challenge them.”

He further stated that there was one gentleman, who was using some money, and power. “He has some backers, he has some beneficiaries, he has some fiscal parasites. And they talk about our country’s democracy. I have been appalled, and pained. How can a sane mind compare us with a southern country without neighbours?” Vice President wondered.

Earlier, at the Munich Security Conference, Soros said, “Adani is accused of stock manipulation and his stock collapsed like a house of cards. Modi is silent on the subject, but he will have to answer questions from foreign investors and in Parliament.”

Terming Modi and Adani as “close allies,” whose “fate is intertwined”, the 92-year-old billionaire investor said, “This will significantly weaken Modi’s stranglehold on India’s federal government and open the door to push for much-needed institutional reforms.” “I may be naive, but I expect a democratic revival in India,” Soros said in his remarks delivered at the 2023 Munich Security Conference.

“I would therefore appeal to you if you have to take this country to 2047, vindicate the trust of the Founding Fathers, Please be on guard. Those who play politics, the other way around. They need to be combated and neutralized, and they must face your rational salvos,” Vice President added.

UK’s National broadcaster BBC aired a two-part series attacking PM Narendra Modi’s tenure as Gujarat Chief Minister during the Gujarat riots of 2002. The documentary sparked outrage and was removed from select platforms. (ANI)

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Sisodia, Satyendar Jain Resign From Their Posts

Sisodia, Satyendar Jain Resign From Their Posts

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders and Delhi ministers Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain resigned from their posts in the state cabinet on Tuesday.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accepted their resignation. Their resignations will now be sent to Delhi LG VK Saxena.
The development comes two days after Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Delhi excise policy case.

Sisodia was arrested on Sunday in an ongoing investigation of a case related to alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the excise policy of the Delhi government.

Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s plea challenging his arrest in connection with the excise policy case.

The apex court suggested Sisodia to move to Delhi High Court. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said that the court is not inclined to entertain the petition at this stage and suggested Sisodia to move to Delhi High Court.

“It can not interfere in the matter as it may open the gate of people approaching the top court in every such matter,” the court remarked.

Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Monday sent him to CBI custody for 5 days.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has quizzed Delhi’s Minister Satyendar Jain in Tihar Jail in connection with alleged corruption in the implementation of the Delhi Excise Policy.

Jain is presently lodged in Judicial Custody in connection with another case related to money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

His name surfaced in the matter along with another cabinet Minister of Delhi as well as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

According to the concerned lawyers, CBI has also quizzed Vijay Nair, who is also lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with the ED case related to the Excise policy. Nair was granted bail in a CBI case by the Trial court earlier.

Recently, CBI and ED have made several arrests for alleged corruption in the implementation of the Delhi Excise Policy. (ANI)

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Common Entrance Exam Now First Stage Of Agniveer Selection From 2023

Common Entrance Exam Now First Stage Of Agniveer Selection From 2023

The Director Recruiting at Army Recruiting Office, Secunderabad, Colonel Keats K Das, on Tuesday gave a brief with regard to the conduct of Agniveer Selection for the year 2023-24, saying that the recruitment rally will be conducted in three stages.

As per the modified recruitment procedure, the Computer-based Online Common Entrance Exam (CEE) will be conducted before the Recruitment Rally.
The director, Recruiting at Army Recruiting Office, Secunderabad, Colonel Keats K Das said, “The recruitment rally is conducted of three stages. Before this year, first the recruitment rally, the physical was conducted, followed by a medical test. Only those who qualify had to come for the Common Entrance Exam which was a paper-based exam.”

He said from this year onwards, the first major change is that the first stage is now the common entrance exam in the online mode.

“Then those who qualify for this online exam will be shortlisted and called for the recruitment rally, which is the second stage. In the second stage, they wll have to undergo a physical fitness test and a physical measurement test. Those who qualify for this will further move into the third stage, which is the medical test. The merit list will be based on the marks that the candidate acquires in the online CEE and the physical tests,” he said.

He added that the registration has already started from February 16 and the process will go on till March 15. After that, the date of the online exam will most likely be a month after the registration closes which is towards the third week of April.

“The number of days will be decided to depend upon the number of candidates. We have 4 centers in Telangana Hyderabad/Secunderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, and Adilabad. The date for the recruitment rally to be conducted is yet to be finalized but for the state of Telangana, it would be towards the end of this year or early next year. It could change depending upon the total number of people who pass the exam,” said Colonel Das.

He further said in the first year of Agniveer recruitment, there was a total of 808 candidates, who were selected from Telangana, including 2 women, in women military police.

Addressing a press conference earlier, he said, “There has been no change in the syllabus or pattern of questions in the CEE exam. The Indian Army is also offering bonus marks for candidates who have qualified from ITI and polytechnic ranging from 20-50 marks in the exam.” (ANI)

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BJP Protest Over Naba Das’s Murder Turns Violent In Bhubaneswar

BJP Protest Over Naba Das’s Murder Turns Violent In Bhubaneswar

Bharatiya Janata Party’s Yuva Morcha protest in Bhubaneswar over former Odisha minister Naba Kisore Das’s murder turned violent on Tuesday after a section of agitators tried to break the police barricade intending for a ‘gherao’ of the state assembly, currently in session.

Some protestors hurled eggs and water at police while the police resorted to lathi-charge.
They were protesting against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over ‘deteriorating’ law and order in the state.

Naba Kishore Das was shot at by a policeman in Brajarajnagar in the Jharsuguda district on January 29 and succumbed to his bullet injuries in Bhubaneswar hospital on the same day.

Thousands of BJP Yuva Morcha supporters led by Odisha BJP Youth wing’s president Irasis Acharya marched towards Odisha Assembly in order to take out a mega rally in protest against the alleged lawlessness in the state.

A few police personnel and some BJP workers sustained injuries in the face-off.

National General Secretary of the BJP Yuva Morcha Rohit Chahal, while talking to ANI said that law and order have totally “deteriorated” in the state.

“Law and order have totally deteriorated in the state. People are sick of the lawlessness in Odisha. We want to ask why the CM is silent on the Naba Das murder case. Why is the investigation not being done into the matter? We won’t sit silently,” he said.

He further hit out at CM Naveen Patnaik and said, “We want to ask the CM, who is running the government because the assembly is in the session here and he is in Mumbai.” (ANI)

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Ram Charan, Wife Upasana Say First Baby To Be Born In India

Ram Charan, Wife Upasana Say First Baby To Be Born In India

‘RRR’ actor Ram Charan and his wife Upasana Konidela are all set to welcome their first child soon.

Recently, speculations had arisen on social media that the couple might be planning to welcome their firstborn in the USA after Charan arrived on the daytime talk show Good Morning America.
However, Upasna took to Twitter to clarify that their first baby’s delivery will take place in India.

Expressing her enthusiasm for this new phase in her life, Upasana shared, “I am thrilled to have our first baby delivered in our home country – India, surrounded by a world-class medical OB/GYN team at The Apollo Hospitals, including Dr Sumana Manohar, Dr Rooma Sinha and now Dr Jennifer Ashton from the Good Morning America Show. This journey holds many exciting experiences for us and we look forward to this new phase in our lives with great anticipation.”

A few weeks before attending the 95th Academy Awards in March, Charan appeared on the daytime talk show Good Morning America, where he talked about RRR’s mega success. He also opened up about becoming a father.

When one of the show hosts, medical correspondent Jennifer Ashton, asked Charan, “How much new-dad fear you have?”, the star replied, “All these years when we didn’t plan (the kids), I’m pretty much available to my wife. But right now I’m just packing and unpacking.”

Later on, he had a funny banter with Jennifer who happened to be a gynaecologist as well.

“I am glad I met you. I will be taking your number. My wife is going to be in the US for a while,” Ram Charan quipped.

To this, Jennifer said, “It would be an honour to deliver your baby.”

Ram Charan and his wife Upasana announced their pregnancy in December 2022.

“With the blessings of Shri Hanuman Ji, we are delighted to share that Upasana & Ram Charan are expecting their first child. With love & gratitude Surekha & Chiranjeevi Konideli, Shobana & Anil Kamineni (sic),” the couple announced. (ANI)

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Rajinikanth Wishes Stalin On His 70th Birthday

Rajinikanth Wishes Stalin On His 70th Birthday

Superstar actor Rajinikanth, on Tuesday, shared a special wish for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K Stalin ahead of his 70th birthday through a video which has gone viral on social media.

In the video message, Rajinikanth said, “Hello! On his 70th birthday, I wish my dear friend, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M.K. Stalin, a long life in good health and peace of mind to serve the people.”

Soon after the ‘Robot’ actor dropped the video message, fans and friends flooded the comment section with red hearts and fire emoticons.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Rajinikanth will be next seen in an upcoming action film ‘Jailer’ alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ramya Krishnan, Priyanka Arul Mohan, and Shiva Rajkumar.

Helmed by Nelson Dilipkumar, the shooting for the project has already begun. The official release date is still awaited. (ANI)

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