News18 Daybreak | India Hits Out at Pak on 26/11 Anniversary, Rahul Gandhi Reveals His 'Gotra' and Other Stories You May Have Missed
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File photo. Smoke billows out from burning Taj Mahal hotel during 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. (File photo/ Reuters)
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10 years of 26/11: On the 10th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, India has hit out at Pakistan for allowing those responsible for the strike that left 166 people dead to roam free. Pakistan must expeditiously bring perpetrators of the horrific attack to justice, the Centre said. Meanwhile, tributes poured in from all corners of the country to commemorate the solemn anniversary.
Politicising attacks: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a scathing attack on the Congress for "politicising" India's worst terror strike, 26/11 Mumbai attack and said the party was in power when the attack took place 10 years ago. Earlier, the Congress had questioned the surgical strikes by India on Pakistan in September 2016.
Constitution Day: On Constitution Day, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said that it is in "our best interest" to heed its advice as failing to do so would result in "sharp descent into chaos". Read more on News18.
News18 Immersive: The discounted packets of spices seemed like a lip-smacking offer. But the villagers of Baramba had no idea what was actually cooking. In exchange for the goodies, they were giving out personal data that could be used as an ingredient to frizzle up an election win. Read the latest News18 Immersive on the new recipe to win the 2019 elections.
Clan clashes: Congress president Rahul Gandhi was a 'janeu (sacred thread)' wearing man after his temple visit in Gujarat. Later, during his Mansarovar trip, he came out as a follower of Shiva. Now, in Rajasthan, the Gandhi scion made his ‘gotra’ public in the presence of a head priest — he is a Dattatreya Kaul Brahmin. After conducting a religious ceremony in Pushkar, the priest declared Gandhi’s ‘gotra’.
News18 Exclusive: From the outside, 16, Sawai Pratap Singh Road in Civil Lines area of Jaipur, looks like an important address. The location (just across the street from Raj Bhavan), the high red walls, and the plaque that reads 'His Highness Maharaja of Jaipur Household' are dead giveaways. But one wouldn't know just how important, even if they walked inside. It is because Princess Diya Kumari's private residence repurposed as the BJP media centre for Rajasthan Assembly elections doesn't give away much. Read more about BJP's media cell in Rajasthan, only on News18.
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The Ayodhya cauldron is on the boil again with dharma sansad, religious congregations and presence of hawkish politicians. In a first instance, it appears to be part of a protracted ‘check and mate’ game being played between NDA allies — the BJP and the Shiv Sena. The Sena seems determined to embarrass the BJP with barbs such as ‘mandir kab banaoge’ and ‘pehle mandir, phir sarkar’ in spite of being aware that Ayodhya dispute case is in the Supreme Court and a final verdict is expected sometime in 2019. Read Rasheed Kidwai's take on the recent developments in Ayodhya.
In Mizoram, the Mizoram People’s Forum that’s backed by the Church and NGOs plays a unique role in ensuring free and fair elections. How does it function and what do political parties make of it? Find out in this episode of Reporter's Project, if this organisation will stand in the way of the BJP opening its account in the state assembly.
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