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Morning brief: BJP leader's remark on Mamata sparks row; Ambani, Adani likely to be invited to Ayodhya, all latest news

Dec 07, 2023 08:44 AM IST

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BJP MP Giriraj Singh stirred a controversy on Wednesday after he criticised West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's participation in the Kolkata International Film Festival -- where she was seen shaking a leg with Bollywood actor Salman Khan. In a video that surfaced on social media, Giriraj Singh was seen saying that Mamata Banerjee doing 'thumka' at the film festival is not appropriate. As Trinamool leaders including Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra strongly protested the comment, Giriraj Singh said he used the word 'jashn' and not 'thumka' and he was not wrong in criticising Mamata Banerjee for celebrating film festival when the state is riddled with corruption. Dig deeper

Union Minister Giriraj Singh (PTI)
Union Minister Giriraj Singh (PTI)

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Eminent people from various walks of life, including politics, business, sports, media and movies, along with prominent seers from across the country are likely to feature in the guest list being finalised for the consecration ceremony of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22 next year, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Dig deeper

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There was a certain humility in his voice as he greeted with a simple 'hello' followed by a chuckle over his next statement: "Maine suna aapko mere baare mein bohot sawal puchna hai (I heard you have a lot of questions about me)." The anxious mood over a first-time conversation instantly changed to a lighter note. It is rare to come across an athlete with such modesty who has 15 medals to his name across categories in three major championships - the Paralympics (gold), the World Championships (five gold, two silver and a bronze) and the Para Asian Games (two gold, four bronze). Dig deeper

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Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Animal, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga of Kabir Singh fame, has comfortably crossed the 500 crore mark at the worldwide box office in six days of its release. As per early estimates indicated in a report on, the film added another 30 crore to its domestic collection on Wednesday. This takes its India collection to 312.96 crore. Dig deeper

Lifestyle and Health

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's daughter, Suhana Khan, is all set to debut in The Archies with Khushi Kapoor and Agastya Nanda. Suhana has been promoting the film with her co-stars, and her outfits have won compliments on social media. Most recently, Suhana wore a black blazer dress for a promotional event and dropped sartorial inspiration for badass women. Dig deeper

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

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