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Evening brief: BJP on Ajmal's ‘Muslims stay indoors’ remark; ED raids 9 offices in RFL case, and all latest news

Jan 06, 2024 06:38 PM IST

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Union minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday criticised All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leader Badruddin Ajmal for purportedly urging Muslims to remain indoors from January 20 to 26. “BJP does not hate Muslims. We work with the mantra of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas'. Former litigant in the Ayodhya land dispute case, Iqbal Ansari has been invited for the 'consecration' ceremony of Ram temple and he will also participate in the prayers. People like Badruddin Ajmal, Owaisi spread hatred in society. BJP respect all religions,” Singh told ANI. Ajmal reportedly asked Muslims to refrain from travelling via trains and to stay home from January 20 to 26 due to the upcoming Ram temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya during that timeframe. Dig deeper

Union minister Giriraj Singh(File photo)
Union minister Giriraj Singh(File photo)

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday evening conducted searches at nine locations, which included the corporate headquarters of Religare Finvest Limited and RHC Holdings. This action is part of their investigation into alleged money laundering, involving the illegal transfer of over Rs. 2,000 crores from Religare Finvest Limited (RFL). Individuals familiar with the matter revealed these details on Saturday. The searches reportedly extended into the early hours of Saturday, resulting in the recovery of several potentially incriminating documents and the identification of substantial "proceeds of crime." Dig deeper

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Global Matters

Bangladesh’s main opposition party started a 48-hour general strike ahead of country's general election. Voting would start Sunday and last for eight hours across the country in over 42,000 ballot stations as ballot boxes have been sent over in preparation for the vote, the election commission said. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), led by former premier Khaleda Zia, are boycotting the election. Ailing Khaleda Zia is currently under house arrest. Dig deeper

Lifestyle and Health

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Sports Goings

The BCCI senior men's selection committee led by chairman Ajit Agarkar, on Saturday, announced a 13-member India A squad for the red-ball home series against England Lions. The tour will begin with a two-day warm-up game, starting on January 12 and will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium Ground 'B', Ahmedabad. The first four-day match, commencing on January 17 will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. “The Men’s Selection Committee named a 13-member India ‘A’ squad for a 2-day warm-up fixture & the first multi-day match against England Lions. India ‘A’ will play a total of 3 multi-day matches in the tour,” BCCI said in a release. Dig deeper

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

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