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News18.com Daybreak | Netas Fight On Twitter; 'Gujarat' Burden On Amartya Sen and Stories You May Have Missed

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Updated:January 8, 2018, 10:39 AM IST
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News18.com Daybreak | Netas Fight On Twitter; 'Gujarat' Burden On Amartya Sen and Stories You May Have Missed
File photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath engaged in a war of words on Twitter after the UP CM entered the poll battleground with a mega rally in Bengaluru. It all started as the BJP star campaigner launched a scathing attack against the Congress CM for calling himself a Hindu and Siddaramiah replied by teaching Yogi about the Karnataka model of governance with a reference to a reported starvation death in UP. Yogi took the jibe in his stride and reminded Siddaramiah of failings in his own state by pointing at farmer suicides.

A man - believed to be mentally unstable – was arrested from Mahishadal in West Bengal’s Haldia for allegedly stalking cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's daughter Sara Tendulkar in Mumbai.

Mumbai startup has claimed that Rajinikanth’s hand symbol, the yogic symbol, is very similar to their logo.

In case you don't know what Rajinikanth's hand symbol means, we have an explainer.  

Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram launched a 9-tweet attack on the Modi government, saying its “militaristic” approach had failed to end infiltration and militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. Sharing numbers of civilian, military and terrorist casualties in the Valley since 2014, Chidambaram said the figures were proof that the Modi government’s “hard, muscular, militaristic” approach had failed to reap results.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman slammed Doordarshan for abruptly cutting off the live telecast of the annual Tyagaraja Aradhana to air an advertisement and termed it "thoughtless" and "insensitive".

A weightlifter, kabbadi player, wood artist and a security guard — all explain one man and converge at cricket. And if luck smiles on him, he may well be one of the hottest properties this Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Village lad Manzoor Ahmad Dar, 24, can hit the ball hard, handsome and long, even with a raw willow cleft, forget an English willow. His coach and selectors swear by his raw talent and ability to hit balls out of the biggest grounds. Meet Jammu Kashmir’s newest cricketing sensation.

Four national-level weightlifters were killed and two others, including a world champion, were seriously injured when the car they were travelling in met with an accident near the fog-hit Delhi-Haryana border on Sunday.

The Yogi Adityanath-led government might have announced a Minimum Support Price (MSP) to help out the about 25 lakh farmers of the state, but it does not seem to be good enough. On Saturday morning, the state capital woke up to see thousands of tonnes of potatoes strewn on city roads.

Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, may be considering a White House run in 2020 when Donald Trump’s first term as President comes to an end. Many in Trump’s inner circle have described Haley to be “as ambitious as Lucifer”, while a top Trump aide said she was “so much smarter” than Trump himself. Desi President, soon?

Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar said that if politics of religion is not checked, it could give rise to "Hafiz Saeed's" among Hindus. Prakash, the grandson of BR Ambedkar, equated the religion-based politics to Hitler’s rule.

The spectre of “Gujarat” continues to haunt Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen even though the burden of “Cow”, “Hindu” and “Hindutva” has been removed from his shoulders. The Prasoon Joshi-led Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has cleared all hurdles for NRI filmmaker Suman Ghosh’s hour-long documentary on Sen, The Argumentative Indian, for a Universal certification. All, save one.

The much-awaited 75th annual Golden Globe Awards begins at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California with the red carpet already buzzing with celebrities turning in large numbers. Fantasy drama The Shape of Water leads the nomination pack in the film section with seven mentions, while Big Little Lies got the lion's share of six nominations in the television category. Catch all the live updates here. 

Agree or disagree?

Politicians are always ready with ‘conspiracy theory’ to defend charges of their complicity in cases of crime and corruption even if they are caught — literally — red-handed, or worse, with their pants down in video stings. So, when RJD chief Lalu Prasad plays the same hackneyed tune to pledge his innocence in the infamous fodder scam, it comes as no surprise. While Lalu Yadav’s political base is unlikely to be affected by his second conviction, if he does not come out of jail soon, and the ED continues to tighten the screws around his family members, there could be a threat of a schism in his party. But, few know better than Lalu Yadav how to manipulate the masses. After all, he once convinced them that flood is better for them because it gave them access to fish, and building road in harmful for them because they can be run over by speeding vehicles!

On reel

An Indian bodybuilder who lost his right leg to bone cancer is wowing everyone with his dedication to intense workouts including deadlifts.

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