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Afternoon brief: Cong reacts to PM's ‘140 cr Indians’ remark; HC junks husband's fake salary cuts, and more news

Mar 05, 2024 01:11 PM IST

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Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent statement where he referred to 140 crore Indians as his family. Ramesh criticised Modi's governance over the past decade, labelling it as a period of injustice for citizens due to inflation, unemployment, economic instability, and polarisation. He questioned why, if 140 crore Indians are considered Modi's family, injustices persist. Ramesh characterised the prime minister as a marketing figure who self-proclaimed as a Vishwaguru. He emphasised that demanding respect requires behaving respectfully. Dig deeper

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh

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The Karnataka high court on Monday ruled that “artificial” and extra deductions from the husband's salary, such as house rent recovery, and provident fund contributions, cannot be made deductible from the maintenance granted to an ex-wife. Justice Hanchate Sanjeevkumar said provident fund contributions, house rent recovery, furniture recovery, etc. cannot be deemed as legit deductions, like income tax, and should not be deducted from the maintenance paid to the former wife or daughter. Dig deeper

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Over a month after singer Justin Timberlake's alleged public jibe at former girlfriend-singer Britney Spears, a report now said that his remark "annoyed, triggered" her. As per a Us Weekly source Justin "really hinders her recovery". Justin Timberlake's remark at one of his concerts came after Britney apologised to him for the revelations she made about their relationship in her 2023 memoir The Woman In Me. Us Weekly, quoting a source, reported, “Britney was annoyed after his onstage statement." The source further said that Britney's “turning point for her mental issues started when [Timberlake] broke up with her so many years ago”. Dig deeper

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Unexpected rainfall, cooler temperatures, and a markedly altered environment are poised to bring a unique dynamic to the fifth and final Test match between India and England. Unlike the previous matches held in the Western, Southern, and Eastern regions of India, this fixture will take place in the northern city of Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. The HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala boasts the highest altitude of all international venues in India, and the early March weather conditions in Himachal Pradesh promise added intrigue to the proceedings. Dig deeper

That’s all we have at this hour in our Afternoon briefing. Catch you in the evening.

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