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Kaali Poster Controversy: Be Careful Mahua Says TMC’s Mahua Moitra In Veiled Attack On BJP

Kaali Poster Controversy: Be Careful Mahua Says TMC’s Mahua Moitra In Veiled Attack On BJP

Trinamool Congress’s MP Mahua Moitra is often known for her bold Parliamentary speeches and strong remarks on various socio-political issues. However, most of the time, her ferocious statements have brought trouble to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress party. This time, Mahua Moitra’s remarks on the latest Kaali poster controversy have brought her into the limelight. Taking a dig at the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Mahua Moitra took to Twitter and wrote with a tagline, ‘Be Careful Mahua’: “The universities were the first to go. Then it was the journos turn Then the farmers then the activists and now our country burns,” “Perhaps if we had spoken up when we all had the chance the devil wouldn’t have gotten so far as he has in his deadly dance, Don’t tell her to ‘be careful’ stand with her instead shine a light and speak some truth into that pit of dread,” she added signing off the note with ‘by a citizen of India‘. The TMC MP’s remarks about ‘Goddess Kali being a meat-eating and alcohol-accepting goddess‘ has sparked huge controversy. An FIR has been registered against her in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal. Notably, the Trinamool Congress immediately distanced itself from Mahua’s comment and even condemned it. Reportedly, Mahua Moitra has unfollowed the official Twitter handle of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) but is following the official Twitter handle of AITC leader and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. The BJP has protested against Moitra. With attacks from the ruling party, Moitra said: “Bring it on BJP! Am a Kali worshipper. I am not afraid of anything. Not your ignoramuses. Not your goons. Not your police. And most certainly not your trolls. Truth doesn’t need back up forces.” As per a news agency, a senior TMC leader, on condition of anonymity, has said that the party has taken serious notes about the remarks, and an explanation is likely to be sought from Moitra. The leader also added that Moitra is expected to be cautioned from making such comments in future. The Kaali poster controversy started after filmmaker Leena Manimekalai shared the poster of her film Kaali showing the Hindu Goddess Kali smoking. After receiving multiple complaints, Twitter India has removed the controversial Kaali Poster.

Covid Bulletin: India Registers 18,930 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.52%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 18,930 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 1,19,457. Meanwhile, the nation has recorded 14,650 new recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the total recoveries have reached 4,29,21,977. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 4.32% and 3.86%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 86.53 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 198.33 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Icons Like Ilaiyaraaja, Vijayendra Prasad, P T Usha And Veerendra Heggade Nominated To The Rajya Sabha

On Wednesday, music maestro Ilaiyaraaja, screenwriter V Vijayendra Prasad, sports icon P T Usha and spiritual leader and philanthropist Veerendra Heggade were nominated to the Rajya Sabha. The nominations came on the day when BJP’s Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and JD(U) ‘s RCP Singh resigned with their terms ending on Thursday. All the icons nominated to the upper house of the Parliament have had illustrious careers in their respective field and have received both national and international recognition. However, the nominations also give a political signal, all hailing from the south, identifying southern states where the BJP’s next phase of growth lies. While Ilaiyaraaja belongs from Tamil Nadu and Prasad is from Telangana, P T Usha hails from Kerala and Heggade from Karnataka. Union Home Minister Amit Shah took to Twitter and wrote: “Congratulations to PT Usha Ji, Shri V Vijayendra Prasad Ji, Shri Veerendra Heggade Ji and Shri Ilaiyaraaja Ji on being nominated to the Rajya Sabha. You have made outstanding contributions in your respective fields and have made the nation proud with your dedication & hard work,” Seven vacancies need to be filled in the Rajya Sabha, and the government is expected to fill the slots in the coming days. The Rajya Sabha has a total strength of 245 members, out of which the President nominates 12 on the government’s recommendation. They are nominated under Article 80 (3) of the Indian Constitution, which states that the nominated members must have special knowledge or practical experience in fields including literature, science, art and social service.

US’s FBI And UK’s MI5 Goes All Out; Warns The World About Chinese Spying

The first-ever joint public conference of US and UK security services took place at the MI5 headquarters in Thames House, London. Both FBI and MI5 spoke about Chinese spying and warned the world about the threat from China. Speaking directly, FBI Director Christopher Wray said: “China is the biggest long-term threat to our economic and national security,” The MI5 also added that the agency is now running seven times as many investigations related to the activities of the Chinese Communist Party as compared to 2018. While MI5 Head Ken McCallum called the challenge posed by the Chinese Communist Party’ game-changing‘, Wray called it ‘immense‘ and ‘breathtaking‘. Going all out, Wray warned the audience that China deploys cyber espionage to ‘cheat and steal on a massive scale‘ with a hacking programme larger than all other major countries’ programmes combined. McCallum also pointed out several examples of Chinese spying and types of operations conducted to amplify pro-Chinese Communist Party voices and silence those against it.

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