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Corona is gone and Didi unnecessarily imposing lockdown: WB BJP chief

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West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh has said the coronavirus pandemic is gone. “Didi is only imposing the lockdown in the state so that BJP cannot hold meetings and rallies,” he added while addressing a public meeting in Dhaniakhali in Hooghly district. “Evidently, he values vote bank politics much above human lives,” Trinamool Congress tweeted on Friday.

“Corona chole gechhe (Coronavirus is gone). Didimoni (Mamata Banerjee) is just pretending and imposing lockdowns so that the BJP can’t organise meetings and rallies in the state. No one can stop us,” Dilip Ghosh, Bengal BJP chief, said at a rally in Dhaniakhali.

In his latest comments on the Covid-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged people not to take coronavirus lightly and follow rules of wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing until scientists developed a vaccine.But a member of his own party seemed to undermine the threat as he addressed a crowded public meeting at a time other top leaders have switched to online rallies. The BJP had, earlier this year, relentlessly attacked the state’s ruling Trinamool over Bengal’s worsening virus crisis, saying it had deliberately underreported cases and deaths.

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62 Criminal Cases against BJP Leaders Withdrawn in Karnataka

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In a quite bizarre turn of events, the state of Karnataka has recently withdrawn criminal cases against many BJP Leaders. This means that these ministers are likely to escape trial due to this move irrespective of the law enforcement agencies advising that this move will be counter-productive.  The recommendation of the sub-committee headed by the Home Minster of the state Basavaraj Bommai led to these withdrawn cases. Another interesting facet of this whole scenario is the fact that the Director General of Police, the Inspector General of Police, the Director of Prosecution and the Government Litigation and Law Department has strongly advised against the same. Here are some of the prominent people cases against who have been withdrawn. First, the Law Minister J.C. Madhuswamy and Tourism Minister C.T. Ravi for unlawful assembly and wrongful restraint in 2015 during the altercation between students of two communities in Hunsur. Second, the   MLA Anand Singh for criminal intimidation and assault on a public official along with damage to public property. Third, the Agricultural Minister, B.C. Patil for assaulting and abusing police personnel and damaging police vehicles in 2012. Fourth, Mysuru M.P. Pratap Singh for causing hurt to police personeel voluntarily in 2017 during Hanuman Jayanthi procession. These are just some examples of the cases which are being withdrawn. The Law Minister in a statement to News18 stated that this was a routine procedure and the same has been done to secure ‘public interest’.  The second reason stated was that of reducing the burden on the courts and as many of these cases involve small punishments. This comes in at a time where the Karnataka High Court stayed the proceedings against the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. B.S. Yediyurappa in a distric court at Gokak for allegations of violation of the Election Code of Conduct.

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Facebook to Congress: Says is Non-Partisan, Denounces Hate

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In a recent set of events, the social media giant Facebook told the Congress Party that contrary to the belief that they have an alleged political bias, the company was wholeheartedly non-partisan in its approach. A statement was released by the company’s Public Policy, Trust and Safety Director, Neil Pottts responding to the concerns raised by Congress, he said that Facebook denounced all forms of bigotry and hate and will always strive to remain a platform where individuals can express themselves freely. He also stated that the platform took the political party’s allegations seriously and are working tirelessly to remain non-partisan was committed to ensure levels of integrity. This response was after the party accused the platform of seriously interfering in disrupting the social harmony on account of their inaction when it came to applying hate-speech rules over many BJP leaders and members. A similar pattern of inaction was also reported by the Wall Street Journal and the Time Magazine where the conduct of Facebook and WhatsApp came under the scanner in context of their bias and proximity to the ruling party BJP.  At this point in the debate, both the parties have alleged the other of colluding with the social media giant to sway the public opinion. While the BJP accused the platform and its employees of helping people ‘abuse’ the Prime Minister and the other senior minister, the Congress claims that they have taken a soft approach towards many BJP leaders when they flouted their hate-speech rules on the platform. It is not only Congress who wrote to Facebook but a three page letter was also forwarded by IT Minister Ravi Shankar which called out its bias and a letter was also sent twice by AICC general secretary K.C. Venugopal on account of its hateful content. It remains to see whether the after this statement the platform will be cautious in its approach.  

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‘Rahul Modi’ scores rank 420 in UPSC exam

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A student named Rahul Modi scored 420 rank in  UPSC Civil Services Exam as per the results declared on Tuesday and took the internet by storm.


Given the current political landscape of India dotted by the two bigwigs Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his rival Rahul Gandhi, the full name of the student is enough to catch eyeballs.

But the fun did not stop here as the rank scored by the student adds more zest to the coincidence which looks like was made for social media memes.


The numbers ‘420’ are read as ‘chaar sau bees’ in Hindi and are metaphorically used to describe a trickster.

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