Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicSambhaji Bhide

Topic: Sambhaji Bhide

NIA focus in Bhima-Koregaon probe will be on accused named in FIR but not arrested yet

There are at least 6 Bhima-Koregaon violence accused named in 2 FIRs since 2018 who have not been arrested so far.

Maharashtra police drops rioting cases against Sambhaji Bhide

Six cases were filed against right-wing leader Sambhaji Bhide and his organisation following the protests in 2008 and 2009 in Sangli in western Maharashtra.

No evidence to link Hindu group leader Bhide to Bhima Koregaon attack, says Maharashtra CM

Fadnavis’ statement comes a day after thousands of Dalits led by B.R. Ambedkar’s grandson assembled in Mumbai demanding Bhide’s arrest.

The ‘guru’ blamed for Bhima-Koregaon violence called Hindus useless, incapable & servile

In his past speeches, the man accused of inciting the Bhima-Koregaon violence has hurled choice abuses at Hindus, apart from censuring Muslims, China & Pak.

Hindutva advocates accused of Bhima-Koregaon violence play ‘we love Dalits’ card

Sambhaji Bhide is a religious leader with all-party support, while Milind Ekbote is an ex-BJP corporator who grabs headlines for pushing a Hindutva agenda.

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inequality report

Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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