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Shashi Tharoor lands in trouble over tweeting fake news on Raghuram Rajan

Shashi Tharoor, one of the most popular political leaders on microblogging site Twitter, has landed in big trouble over tweeting a fake news on former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghhuram Rajan.

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On Saturday, Shashi Tharoor shared a news on Twitter. “Remarkable: India’s RaghuramRajan has been appointed Governor of the Bank of England! With an Indian (NasserHusain) having captained the England cricket team already, all that’s left to complete a reverse colonization is for an Indian to be Prime Minister.”

He also pasted the link of an article from Siasat. The worst part was that he didn’t crosscheck it,. Even though Tharoor has been very much active on internet and social media, he failed to notice that not a single media outlet other than the above-mentioned one carried the story. The news was fake. Following the social media furore, the website deleted the news.

Many news websites including Alt news reported that the news was fake.

Then came Tharoor’s clarification. And it goes like this, ” Seems I was taken in by fake news too. Thanks @AltNews for setting the record straight.”

Earlier Financial Times published an article which stated Raghuram Rajan could be considered as a possible contender for the top post of Bank of England.

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20 facts about Bhagat Singh that every Indian should know

The ideals of Arya Samaj heavily influenced Bhagat Singh in his childhood days as his grandfather Arjun Singh was a staunch follower of Swami Dayananda Saraswati

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This March 23 marks 88th martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru, three revolutionary patriots who had inspired thousands of youth to take on the British rule in India.

Bhagat Singh, indeed, an immortal revolutionary India has ever seen, had become a symbol of Indian youth in the pre-independence period, deviating the path of Mohandas Gandhi’s non-violence Bhagat had a strong conviction that only through revolution India can attain freedom.

Born on September 28, 1907, Bhagat Singh gave an entirely new dimension to India’s freedom struggle, stirring thousands of youth to fight against the British with an undiluted spirit of patriotism.

The biased historians didn’t take Bhagat’s unmatched contributions into consideration when writing the history of India’s independence movement. But, Bhagat has been a true hero to the masses and a household name among Indians.

Here’re 20 things one needs to know about the life of Bhagat Singh

Born in September 1907 to Kishan Singh and Vidyavati at Banga village of Jaranwala Tehsil in Lyallpur district, Punjab

Bhagat Singh’s father Kishan Singh was politically active, and closely associated with Ghadar Party

Ghadar Party was a revolutionary organisation spearheaded by leaders like Bhai Parmanand, Har Dayal, and Kartar Singh Sarabha

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During childhood days, Bhagat was heavily influenced by the ideals of Arya Samaj as his grandfather Arjun Singh was a staunch follower of Swami Dayananda Saraswati

As Bhagat’s family had strong leanings to the nationalist movement, they sent him to Dayanand Anglo-Vedic High School, an institution under Arya Samaj

At the age of 12, in 1919, Bhagat Singh visited the site of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and decided to dedicate his life for Mother India

Bhagat was critical of Mohandas Gandhi’s idea of non-violence as a tool against the British.

Inspired by the idea of revolution, he founded a socialist organisation called Naujawan Bharat Sabha in 1926

Bhagat Singh joined the Hindustan Republican Association and got in touch with revolutionaries include Chandrashekhar Azad, Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaqallah Khan, and that was the real turning point

In 1928, Hindustan Republican Association (HRA) was renamed as Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA), marking a new phase in the revolutionary activities against the British

The Simon Commission visited Lahore on 30 October 1928 to report on the political scenario in India. A commission to report on India without an Indian member made the nationalists dissatisfied and Indian leaders protested under the grat Lala Lajpat Rai.

The British addressed the protest with iron hands and it led to death of Lala Lajpat Rai.

HSRA decided to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, and Bhagat along with Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar, and Chandrashekhar Azad made a plan to kill James A Scott, the police officer who ordered the lathi charge against the nationalists

Instead of Scott, Bhagat and team shot John P Saunders, an Assistant Superintendent of Police in Lahore on 17 December 1928

It was on 8 April 1929, Bhagat with Batukeshwar Dutt threw bombs into the Central Legislative Assembly. The aim was not to kill anyone, but just to to protest against the Public Safety Bill and the Trade Dispute Act, and also to get publicise their cause of movement

Bhagat was given a life sentence. But with the unearthing of HSRA bomb factories in Lahore and Saharanpur by the police in 1929, and the arrest of Sukhdev, Kishori Lal, and Jai Gopal made the British to correlate Assembly Bombing and Saunders murder

The court sentenced Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev to death in the Lahore case.

The order was them to be hanged on 24 March 1931

But the British did it before 11 hours. Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev sacrificed their lives at the altar of the Motherland on 23 March 1931

Shivram Rajguru was only 22 when he was hanged. Bhagat and Sukhdev were 23.

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India Inc sees NaMo riding high ahead of elections

Indian markets and investors are sensing a victory for Narendra Modi in the impending general election. Coming the saga of Modi 2.0

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It seems the markets and investors are upbeat about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s victory in the upcoming general elections. Prem Watsa, one of the most celebrated billionaire-investors in the world, opened his mind the other day on Indian election.

Often known as the Warren Buffet of Canada, Watsa has been a cheer leader for Modinomics since 2014. According to media reports, the chief executive of Fairfax Holdings is of the view that Narendra Modi’s economic reforms have taken India to new horizons of growth, transforming the world’s largest democracy into a business-friendly state by all means.

>> Indian markets and investors are sensing a victory for Narendra Modi in the impending general election. Coming the saga of Modi 2.0

In a recent letter to the shareholders of FairFax Holdings, Watsa mentioned about India’s jump in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings.

The World Bank ranking helped Narendra Modi accentuating his reformist credentials as India jumped 23 places to 77 among 190 countries in the list last year.

When Modi came to power in 2014, India was at 142nd rank in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report. In 2017, India witnessed a quick jump of 30 places to reach 100th rank in the report.


Upbeat on Modi 2.0, FIIs have invested over Rs 10,000 crore in Indian equities till March 12


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Noted investor Porinju Veliyath is damn positive about Indian economy and Modinomics. In an interview with the Economic Times, Porinju said he believes that Modi will be able to come back in power for the next five years this May.

Post-Pulwama attack, there has been a strong feeling among the investors about Modi 2.0. The uncertainties are gone, the sky is clear now, and that is reflecting in the behaviour of markets.

According to BSE data, there’s an increase of Rs 12 lakh crore in the market capitalisation of BSE-listed firms when we compare it with the figures as on February 19.

Upbeat on Modi 2.0, the FIIs (Foreign Institutional Investors) have invested over Rs 10,000 crore in Indian equities till March 12.

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Post-Pulwama, PM Modi’s popularity on the rise: Survey

Post-Pulwama attack, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ratings have increased by 7 per cent

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Post-Pulwama attack, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ratings have increased by 7 per cent

As the Election Commission of India just announced the general election dates of world’s largest democracy, here comes good news for BJP and Narendra Modi.

According to a survey conducted by Times Now and VMR, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ratings have increased by over 7 per cent after the Pulwama attack.

The survey points out that Modi’s popularity is on the rise post-Pulwama attack. Around 52 per cent of the people who participated in the survey are of the opinion that Modi has a good blueprint for the country. At the same time, only 27 per cent of the respondents bat for Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

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