In a massive action against the big Bollywood personalities, the Income Tax department on Wednesday carried out searches at the premises of noted film Director Anurag Kashyap, actor Taapsee Pannu and filmmaker Vikas Bahl.
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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar rejected claims of shortage in Covid-19 vaccine supply. Javadekar accused the Maharashtra government of wasting five lakh doses during the vaccination process. This comes as health ministers of some states said that there is a shortage of vaccines and demanded more doses from the Centre. Maharashtra Health minister Rajesh Tope accused the Centre of supplying less number of vaccines. Tope said that the state has only two days of stock of Covid-19 vaccines. Watch the full video for more details.
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Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar lashed out at Maharashtra government over extortion allegations against Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Waze case. "It is clear that Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is actually 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi'. Its common minimum programme is 'collect money through police'," said Prakash Javadekar.
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan met US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on Wednesday. The dignitaries held talks on several issues including energy and technology. The meeting took place in New Delhi. John Kerry is on a four-day visit to India, from April 5 to April 8. Kerry earlier met union ministers S Jaishankar, Nirmala Sitharaman and Prakash Javadekar. Kerry is here to prepare for US President Joe Biden’s Climate Change Summit on April 22.
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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad attacked congress leader Rahul Gandhi over vaccine shortage charge. RS Prasad, in a series of tweets, countered Rahul Gandhi’s vaccine shortage claim. The union minister also asked why Rahul has not yet taken the vaccine. This comes after Rahul Gandhi earlier attacked PM Modi over ‘tika utsav’. Rahul wrote a letter to PM Modi over vaccine procurement and distribution. “Shortage of vaccine is a grave issue amid rising covid cases. Not utsav, is it right to risk Indian citizens and keep exporting vaccines? Central government should help all state governments without any bias. We all have to stand together to beat the pandemic,” he said.
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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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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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Australian prime minister wished a Happy Holi, tagging his 'good friend' PM Modi. Scott Morrison uploaded a message on twitter on the occasion. Morrison spoke about the Covid-19 pandemic overshadowing Holi in 2020. The Australian PM also hailed India's role in battling the pandemic. Morrison took to Twitter to wish Modi and the Hindu community in Australia. "Wishing our Hindu Australian community, my good friend @narendramodi and all the people who are celebrating it, a happy and colourful Holi!," Morrison tweeted. Watch the full video for more.
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