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Afternoon briefing: Birthday wishes to PM Modi; Owaisi bats for ‘third alliance’; all the latest news

Sep 17, 2023 01:03 PM IST

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On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 73rd birthday, he received a flood of well-wishes from political figures. Colleagues and cabinet members like Amit Shah and S Jaishankar praised his leadership and wished him success. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath even hailed him as the "architect of 'New India'." The Bharatiya Janata Party's official social media handles orchestrated a digital celebration, urging people to come together as a cohesive family to convey their birthday wishes to Modi. The outpouring of support underscores Modi's prominent role in Indian politics and the significance of his leadership in shaping the nation's future. Dig deeper

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Asaduddin Owaisi, the leader of AIMIM, expressed his lack of concern over his party not receiving an invitation to join the opposition's Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance. He pointed out that several parties from the Hindi heartland, Maharashtra, and the northeast, including the Bahujan Samaj Party, were also absent from this alliance. Owaisi mentioned that figures like Mayawati and KCR were not part of it either and criticized those within the alliance for assuming the role of self-proclaimed guardians of secularism. His comments indicate a level of indifference regarding his party's exclusion from the opposition bloc. Dig deeper

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Sports Goings

After an outstanding century against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup Super 4 match, Indian opener Shubman Gill had a casual conversation with captain Rohit Sharma at the team hotel in Colombo ahead of the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka. In a viral video, Rohit Sharma can be heard responding to Gill's query with a humorous retort, saying, "No, it won't happen like this. Are you mad?" This exchange has captured the attention of social media users, who have humorously speculated about what Gill might have said to Rohit before the final match, adding an element of intrigue and entertainment to the upcoming game. Dig deeper

Entertainment Focus

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Health and Lifestyle

Nipah virus cases are spreading in Kerala and so far, 6 people have been tested positive for the virus and two infected people have been killed. The schools and educational institutions will remain shut till September 24 in Kozhikode in the wake of the virus spread. Indian state of Kerala has seen multiple Nipah virus outbreak since 2018 when it happened for the first time. Earlier West Bengal had reported Nipah virus cases before 2018. Nipah virus was first identified in 1998 during an outbreak in Malaysia. Nipah is a zoonotic infection that can cause severe illness in human and is transmitted from animals to humans and can also spread from human to human. Symptoms can begin with fever, headache, muscle pain, fatigue, nausea and progresses to seizures, encephalitis and coma. Dig deeper

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That's all we have at this hour. See you in our evening briefing.

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