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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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Why Indian PM Narendra Modi has won the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies have been instrumental in reducing the disparities between the rich and the poor

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As a fillip to Modinomics, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize for 2018. Modi’s economic reforms including the much-controversial demonetisation were taken into consideration while finalising him for the Peace Prize.

According to a statement issued by the central government, Modi has won the award for his outstanding contributions to the global and national economies.

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Britain-based NGO Oxfam were some of the past laureates of this distinguished prize

The award committee mentioned about his dedication to strengthen cooperation among countries and to make global economic growth more vibrant and energetic. They also appreciated ‘Modinomics’ for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor.

Modi’s policies have resulted in accelerating the human development of Indian people; the award committee also noted Indian prime minister’s efforts to root out corruption at different levels of Indian bureaucracy.

Just three weeks back, Narendra Modi also got the United Nation’s Champions of the Earth Award for 2018, the highest environmental honour instituted by the UN.

What is Seoul Peace Prize?

Instituted in 1990 to commemorate the great success of the 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul of South Korea, the Seoul Peace Prize is awarded biennially to leaders who strive hard to make the world a better place to live through peace.

Past laureates

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Britain-based NGO Oxfam were some of the past laureates of this distinguished prize.

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75th Anniversary of Azad Hind Government; Modi hoists national flag at Red Fort

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hoisted the national flag at Red Fort to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Azad Hind Government, formed by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

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As a great effort to re-introduce and recognize India’s leaders in an honourable way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday hoisted the national flag at Red Fort commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Azad Hind Government, formed by revolutionary patriot Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

This is for the first time an Indian prime minister is hoisting the national flag at Red Fort on the occasion of the formation day of Azad Hind Government.

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Netaji’s Azad Hind Government was the first provisional government of Free India established in Singapore on October 21, 1943.

“Azad Hind government characterized the vision laid down by Subhas Chandra Bose for a powerful undivided India. Bose united Indians to fight against the British rule,” Modi said.

Modi also mentioned about the egalitarian viewpoint of Netaji while establishing the Indian National Army.

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Top 5 quotes by revolutionary patriot Bhagat Singh that define his very ideology

Here’s what Bhagat Singh thought about revolution

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As we celebrate the 111th birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh, one of the great Indian revolutionaries India has ever seen, The Indic Post brings you five striking quotes that define the very ideology of India’s great son.

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

Eventhough some historians didn’t take Bhagat’s unparalleled contributions into account when writing the history of India’s national movement, he is still a true hero to the masses, providing unending source of energy to the youth in the process of nation building.





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