Rahul accuses Modi govt of carrying out raids against those who are pro-farmers
Thursday, 4 March 2021 A day after income tax raids on the homes and offices of Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and others, Gandhi used the hashtag 'ModiRaidsProFarmers' with his tweet in Hindi to take a dig at the government.
Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh attacked West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over her dharna against EC's campaign ban. Ghosh blamed the Bengal CM for deaths in Cooch Behar during the fourth phase of polling. “She (Mamata) is targeting the Election Commission and giving direction to loot EVMs. Mamata Banerjee is completely responsible for the deaths (in Sitalkuchi). She is not following the decision taken by EC and is sitting on dharna. She, who protests against SC and the Constitution, will never follow law,” said Ghosh. Mamata is sitting on dharna next to a Mahatma Gandhi's statue at Kolkata's Mayo road. EC imposed a 24-hour ban on the TMC supremo from campaigning in any manner. Ban has been imposed over Mamata's remarks against the central forces. Meanwhile, EC also issued a notice to Ghosh for his remarks on the Sitalkuchi incident.
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Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi will visit Bangladesh on Mar 26. He'll be on two day visit to the neighbouring country. During his visit, he will be inaugurating Bapu Bangabandhu Digital Video Exhibition in Dhaka. High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh, Vikram Doraiswami said, "It is celebration of 50 years bilateral relationship of India and Bangladesh. Bapu Bangabandhu was the younger contemporary of Mahatma Gandhi. It's been years since any Indian Prime Minister visited Bangladesh. The idea is to showcase the connectedness between our two cultures and histories. This is the first time any Indian dignitary to actually pay personal tribute to Bangabandhu at his Samadhi."
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar responded to alleged racism charges in the UK during the Rajya Sabha session on Monday. Jaishankar was responding to a question raised by BJP MP Ashwini Vaishnav. Jaishankar said that the issue will be taken up with the UK when required. "As a friend of the UK, we also have concerns about its reputational impact," Jaishankar said. "What I do want to say is that we have strong ties with the UK (and) we will take up such matters with great candour when required," he said. "I do want to say that as a land of Mahatma Gandhi, we can never ever turn our eyes away from racism wherever it is. Particularly so when it is in a country where we have such a large diaspora," he added. Watch the full video for more details.
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Actor Anupam Kher attended an event organised to mark the launch of MK Gandhi's iconic march to Dandi in 1930 to symbolically break the malicious salt law imposed by the British. Kher said that it was a day to thank the lakhs of people who had made the ultimate sacrifice to liberate India. The actor warned that freedom, won after such hardships, shouldn't be taken for granted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also graced the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'. Watch the full video for more.
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Popular Tamil comedian Vivek died on Saturday. The 59-year-old comedian died in the early hours at a private hospital here and he was cremated following a 24-gun salute by Tamil Nadu police while his fans and people bid him tearful adieu. PM Modi offered condolences to the actor's friends and family. Watch the full video for more details.
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The 66th Filmfare Awards ceremony was held yesterday evening in Mumbai. Irrfan Khan won the award for Best Actor for his role in Angrezi Medium posthumously. He was also honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award.
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Farmers are marking 'Black Day' today on the 100th day of their protest against the Centre's agicultural reforms; Actor Taapsee Pannu has tweeted for the first time after the Income Tax Department began its raids against her and others on March 3; Actor Mithun Chakraborty, TMC's former Rajya Sabha member, is likely to share the stage with PM Modi tomorrow in Kolkata. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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Amid the ongoing tax raids against Bollywood actors and producers which includes Tapsee Pannu, her boyfriend Mathias Boe tweeted to Union Minister Kiren Rijiju about the "unnecessary stress back home". Here is what Rijiju said in reply.
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Political war of words erupted over Income Tax raids on Bollywood celebrities. Properties linked to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu was raided. Sites linked to Reliance Entertainment CEO Shibhashish Sarkar were also raided. I-T department was probing alleged tax evasion linked to Phantom Films which was dissolved in 2018. Some politicians and govt critics alleged political vendetta behind the raids. “BJP is misusing institutions like CBI, ED, I-T Department for political benefits. It's political vendetta. There is a dictator who doesn't want to listen to voices against him. He is destroying all institutions. Be it leaders or actors or activists, everyone is being targeted in the political vendetta,” said RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. Watch the full video for more.
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on March 03, called Income Tax (IT) raid at director Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu's properties, a "political vendetta. "BJP misuses institutions like CBI, ED, IT Dept for political benefits. It's political vendetta. There is a dictator who doesn't want to listen to voices against him. He destroyed all institutions. Be it leaders or actors or activists, everyone is being targeted in the political vendetta," said Tejashwi Yadav.
Reports say filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actor Tapsee Pannu are facing tax raids in Mumbai. Tax officials are carrying out searches at properties in Mumbai and Pune this morning. Several production houses are being searched at nearly 20 locations in the 2 cities.
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Bollywood actor Sonu Sood seems to have discovered a musical talent. Taking to Instagram, Sonu shared a video of him playing with a wedding band. The actor invited bookings from fans and introduced his fellow bandmates. “If you are looking for a band for your wedding, ours is very good. I have Suresh and Vasu with me,” Sonu said before he started playing the dhol. Sonu has been at the forefront of many relief measures since Covid-19 hit the nation. The actor arranged transport for stranded migrants and helped students to return home. Sonu worked in a few south films before making Bollywood debut with Shaheed-E-Azam in 2002. Sonu is known for films like Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Dabangg, Singh Is Kinng, Simmba, etc.
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Bollywood hunk Ranbir Kapoor was spotted outside a clinic in Bandra. He has recently tested COVID negative. On workfront, Ranbir will be seen alongside girlfriend Alia Bhatt in Ayan Mukerji's directorial 'Brahmastra'. Meanwhile, paparazzi also clicked his mother Neetu Kapoor in the frame.
Amid increasing COVID-19 cases in state, Maharashtra government on April 13 announced a series of strict restrictions in the state till May 1 including the imposition of Section 144. Bollywood industry is also feeling the heat. According to All Indian Cine Workers Association president, the industry is bearing loses as spot boys and other daily wagers have returned to their hometown due to no work. "We support lockdown, but there has to be a way for us. Government talks about others but not daily wagers in our industry," he said. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 13 announced a series of strict restrictions in the state till May 1 including the imposition of Section 144 from Wednesday in view of rising COVID-19 cases but said he will not term the new restrictions as "lockdown".
Members of the US Navy sang a popular Hindi song at a dinner meeting between US Chief of Naval Operations Michael M Gilday and India's Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Sandhu shared a video of officers singing Yeh Jo Desh Hai Tera from the film Swades. The clip shows a team of singers and musical instrument players from the US Navy band dressed in their uniforms as they present the song.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation with Holi wishes. "Wishing you all a very Happy Holi. This festival of happiness, exaltation, joy and glee should infuse new vigor and new energy into everyone's life," PM Modi said in a tweet in Hindi. Holi marks the arrival of the spring harvest season in the country. Amid rising Covid cases, many state governments have declared a ban on the public celebration of the festival. India recorded 62,714 new cases in a span of 24 hours on March 29. Despite the curbs, people gathered to celebrate ‘Holika Dahan’ in Bihar’s Patna. The evening before Holi is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi. People light a bonfire to signify the burning of the demon Holika. Watch the full video for more.
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