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Evening briefing: Modi's ‘bheekh ka katora’ dig at Pakistan; ‘Free Palestine’ slogans at Assam rally sparks row, more

May 18, 2024 06:32 PM IST

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Making a case for a strong government in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Pakistan had been troubling India for 70 years with bombs in its hands but is now holding a begging bowl. Addressing an election rally in Ambala, PM Modi asserted that robust leadership makes adversaries think twice before challenging India. “When there is a 'dhakad' government in the country, enemies too think 100 times before doing any harm,” Modi said. Dig Deeper

Making a case for a strong government in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Pakistan had been troubling India for 70 years with bombs in its hands but is now holding a begging bowl.(ANI)
Making a case for a strong government in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Pakistan had been troubling India for 70 years with bombs in its hands but is now holding a begging bowl.(ANI)

A controversy erupted in Assam’s Silchar on Friday evening after ‘Free Palestine’ and ‘Stop Killing in Gaza’ slogans were raised during a rally conducted in remembrance of the 1961 language movement in the Barak Valley. People in the three districts of Barak Valley observe Bhasa Sahid Divas (language martyrs day) on May 19, remembering the sacrifice of eleven youths during the language movement in 1961 in Silchar. Dig Deeper

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Leelu Sidhwani, mother of producer Ritesh Sidhwani, died on May 17. She was admitted at Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai's Khar, where she breathed her last. On Saturday, several stars from Bollywood, including Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor were seen arriving at the funeral to pay their condolences. Ritesh is the co-founder of Excel Entertainment along with Farhan Akhtar. On Saturday, Saif and Kareena were seen arriving at Ritesh's house in their car. Kareena opted for a white shirt and pants, whereas Saif chose a white kurta for the occasion. Farhan Akhtar was also spotted getting out of his car to enter the house. Zoya was also seen arriving at the entrance. Some other faces who were also seen at Ritesh's house were Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan. Dig Deeper

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