Congress and CPM are enemies in Kerala but BFFs outside: PM Modi exposes Congress and Left’s hypocrisy during address in Thiruvananthapuram
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by OpIndia Staff
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On Tuesday (27th February), Prime Minister Narendra Modi came down heavily on the I.N.D.I. Alliance partners Congress and CPM during his visit to the Southern state, Kerala. PM Modi said that both parties take a hypocritical stand as they are enemies of each other in Kerala but become BFFs (best friends forever) outside the state politics. He accused them of working only for the welfare of their own families adding that they consider their family welfare above the welfare of Indians.  While addressing a rally in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, PM Modi said, “BJP has never come to power in K ..read more
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Composer Bunty Bains, close aide to assassinated singer Sidhu Moosewala, narrowly escapes assassination attempt
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by OpIndia Staff
2h ago
Punjabi music composer and lyricist Bunty Bains narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in Mohali, Punjab. The incident is said to have occured on Monday (26th February) when he went to a restaurant with his family and friends in the city’s Sector 79. According to reports, he had left the restaurant when the unknown assailants opened fire. Consequently, he managed to escape unhurt in the attack. Reportedly, Bains was close to the late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala who was fatally shot in his car in May 2022. Following the incident, Bunty Bains filed a police complaint. Cracked windows and ..read more
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Rajya Sabha elections – Cross-voting by 9 MLAs likely to give BJP an edge in Himachal Pradesh: Report
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by OpIndia Staff
3h ago
On Tuesday (27th February), voting for 56 Rajya Sabha seats from 15 states is underway. In January, the Election Commission notified elections for 56 seats across 15 states that would fall vacant in April, but only three states are holding polls because the remaining MPs were elected unopposed. Despite the BJP’s strong Assembly election victories in three Hindi heartland states in December and the changing political dynamic in Bihar, earlier estimates projected that the composition of the Rajya Sabha would remain relatively stable. However, in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Karnata ..read more
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Khalistan-organised criminals nexus case: NIA raids 16 places in Punjab, Rajasthan; 6 persons being examined
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by ANI
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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted raids at 16 locations in Punjab and Rajasthan in its ongoing investigations against Khalistan and organised criminals’ nexus, detaining six persons to question them. The raids are underway at these 16 locations, which include 14 in Punjab and two in Rajasthan. The NIA’s investigations are ongoing and include efforts to destroy the nexus between terrorists, gangsters, and drug smugglers. The NIA’s goal is to dismantle the nexus’s infrastructure, including funding channels. The agency has carried out the search operation since early T ..read more
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‘Entire country taken for a ride’: SC bans Patanjali ads, issues contempt notice to Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balakrishna over misleading ads
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by OpIndia Staff
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On Saturday (27th February), the Supreme Court imposed a temporary ban on Patanjali Ayurved’s advertisements until further order. The court also issued a contempt notice to its founders Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balakrishna for flouting the court’s November orders regarding the ‘misleading claims advertisements’ of Patanjali Ayurved products. BIG BREAKING: Supreme Court imposes a COMPLETE BAN on Patanjali advertisements after SC came down heavily upon Baba Ramdev and Patanjali for 'false and misleading' ads. Notice for contempt of court issued to Patanjali and Acharya Balakrishnan.#SupremeCour ..read more
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Random Arabic text on a dress, QR codes, baseless allegations: How Islamic fanatic population in Pakistan has been lynching people to death
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by Anurag
3h ago
On 25th February, the world received another shock from Pakistan as a woman wearing a dress with Arabic alphabets almost got lynched by an agitated mob. Someone in Pakistan saw the dress of the woman and assumed it had “Allah” written on it, deeming it blasphemous. Shortly after, the woman was surrounded by religious hounds raising ‘Sar Tan Se Juda’ slogans. She was seen begging for her life. A brave female police officer rescued her from the mob and took her into custody for further investigation. The history of fanatic mob lynching in Pakistan is disturbing. Woman in Lahore’s Ichra wearing ..read more
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‘Govt initiatives improving rural livelihood’: SBI Research report corroborates NSSO findings on decline in ‘consumption inequality’ in India
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by OpIndia Staff
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On Tuesday (27th February), a research report published by the State Bank of India (SBI) corroborated the findings of the Household Consumption Expenditure Survey (HCES), which was conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO). It noted the positive impact that the schemes of the Union government had in reducing poverty, checking inflation, increasing the Monthly Per-capita Consumer Expenditure (MPCE) and bridging the urban-rural divide in spending power.  For instance, rural poverty has decreased from 25.7% (2011-12) to 7.2% (2022-2023) while urban poverty has reduced from ..read more
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West Bengal: TMC leader Bijan Das shot dead during argument over land dispute in North 24 Parganas
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by OpIndia Staff
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On Sunday (25th February) night, Bijan Das, a 49-year-old Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader from Ashoknagar in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, was shot dead by a group of men after a confrontation over a land deal. The police on Monday said that the TMC leader was shot dead at around 11 pm on Sunday when he visited the house of a party colleague to attend a birthday party in the Ashoknagar police station area. A TMC leader has been shot dead in West Bengal. The victim, identified as Bijan Das from West Bengal, was shot by a group of men during a dispute over a land deal. The police ..read more
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58-year-old mother of late singer Sidhu Moosewala pregnant, the Khalistani sympathiser rapper was 28 when he died in 2022
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by OpIndia Staff
4h ago
The parents of late Punjabi rapper and musician Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, well known as Sidhu Moosewala are expected to welcome a new family member shortly. According to the reports, Charan Kaur, Moosewala’s mother, is pregnant and due to give birth shortly. Sidhu Moosewala was the sole kid of his parents. His father is claimed to be 60 years old, and his mother is 58. Rapper and singer Sidhu Moosewala was 28 years old when he died in 2022. Had he been alive today he would be 30 years old. While Moosewala’s parents are yet to make a formal declaration, it is notable that Charan Ka ..read more
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Saudi Arabia: Mohammad Bin Salman bans Iftar in mosques, prohibits Imams from collecting donations for Iftar ahead of Ramadan 2024
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by OpIndia Staff
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Ahead of Ramadan this year, the Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman has issued an order banning Iftars in mosques. In an order dated 20th February 2024, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs issued a set of instructions for mosque employees to follow during the month of Ramadan. The Ministry also restricted imams and muezzins in various regions of the country from collecting financial donations for organising Iftar feasts for those fasting and others. #Infographic | The #Ministry_of_Islamic_Affairs, Dawah and Guidance issues a number of instructions related to mosques duri ..read more
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