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News18.com Daybreak | Padmaavat Protest, Budget's Farmer Focus And Other Stories You May Have Missed

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Mayur Borah | News18.com

Updated:January 25, 2018, 12:37 PM IST
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News18.com Daybreak | Padmaavat Protest, Budget's Farmer Focus And Other Stories You May Have Missed
Karni Sena activists torched a car during a demonstration against the release of the controversial film 'Padmaavat' in Bhopal on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)
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Widespread violence was reported in Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh over the release of the film Padmaavat. Members of the Rajput Karni Sena vandalised public property, blocked roads and even attacked a school bus in Gurugram. Several multiplex owners have now refused to screen the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. 

Many things have been written about Alauddin Khalji in the last few weeks. The popular image of the sultan being circulated currently is that of a lustful man chasing beautiful women. Alauddin had many passions, chasing women was not one of them.

In the second part of #BeingADalit—a News18 series on recurring attacks on the community—Raja Shekhar Vundru, a senior IAS officer, writes about what is it like to be a Dalit in 2018.

Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav has been sentenced to five years in jail in a fodder scam case, this one related to fraudulent withdrawal from Chaibasa Treasury in the early 90s.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos has found an unlikely admirer in China. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Modi's remarks on protectionism showed that globalisation is the trend of the times and serves the interests of all the countries.

The Union Budget is expected to be focused on farmers after growing agrarian unrest in the country. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to unveil a raft of farm-centric measures in the Budget, including a state-subsidised income support scheme and an agriculture export plan.

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's chairman Jack Ma has said that globalisation cannot be stopped and if trade stops then war will follow.

Biju Janata Dal MP Jay Panda has been suspended from the primary membership of the party by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for indulging in anti-party activities.

Karnataka is set to go on a state-wide bandh on Thursday, as various pro-Kannada organisations demand the Centre's intervention to solve the Mahadayi river water-sharing dispute. Schools may remain closed; IT giant Wipro has announced a holiday for its employees.

Kanchi Shankaracharya Swami Vijayendra Saraswathi has courted controversy after he did not stand up for the Tamil anthem at an event in Chennai. A video of the Shankaracharya sitting as other dignitaries stood up for the Tamil Thai Vazhtu (Invocation to Tamil Mother) has gone viral.



India is the sixth biggest spender in the world when it comes to defence. But ageing fleets and ineffective equipment continue to be major roadblocks on the path to modernisation.

Women hired to entertain businessmen and politicians at a men-only charity gala in London were groped, propositioned and sexually harassed at the secretive event, according to a newspaper report.

Agree or disagree

With his speech in Davos, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put his best foot forward as a global statesman, positioning India amongst the leaders in world affairs. He forcefully made his pitch for investments in India while talking of inclusive growth for every citizen of the country.

On reel

The latest World Economic Forum meeting in Davos had its share of controversy and stardust. Just days before the annual gathering of the rich and powerful, Oxfam released a report that highlighted growing inequality in the globe as the richest 1% pocketed most of the wealth generated last year. Watch the video here.

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| Edited by: Puja Menon
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