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100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, PM Modi says ‘memory inspires us’

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Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh under British General Reginald Dyer oversaw the massacre of several hundred unarmed people gathered there on April 13, 1919, to protest against a draconian law that allowed internments without trial.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday reached Jallianwala Bagh to pay floral tribute to martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919. Gandhi was accompanied by Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

“Remembering the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre on the centenary of the most gruesome incident in Indian history. The sacrifice and valour of the martyrs of this tragedy will never be forgotten by. The nation remains indebted to them,” tweeted Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

“Today is the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. My solemn tribute to the victims of that horrific day. On this occasion, I also offer my deepest respect to Rabindranath Tagore, who gave up his knighthood to protest against this massacre,” tweeted West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

“A 100 years ago today, our beloved freedom fighters were martyred at Jallianwala Bagh. A horrific massacre, a stain on civilisation, that day of sacrifice can never be forgotten by India. At this solemn moment, we pay our tribute to the immortals of Jallianwala,” tweeted President of India Ram Nath Kovind.

“Today, when we observe 100 years of the horrific Jallianwala Bagh massacre, India pays tributes to all those martyred on that fateful day. Their valour and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Their memory inspires us to work even harder to build an India they would be proud of,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Housing society in Mumbai slaps Rs 3.60 lakh fine for feeding stray dogs

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The Nisarg Heaven Society has slapped a fine of Rs 3.60 lakh on a resident, who works as an advertising executive and is also an animal lover, for feeding stray dogs in the society premises in Kandivali.

Chairman of Nisarg Heaven Society (NHS) Mitesh Bora said: “Around 98 per cent of the society members had passed the resolution to levy fine for feeding dogs in the society premises. Being the society’s chairman, it is my duty to make members to follow the rules framed by the majority of members.”

Bora said: “We have no problem if any society member feeds dogs outside the premises. We are also animal lovers. There is nothing against animal rights. It is a question of human rights too.”

“These dogs are aggressive and they bark at senior citizens, kids, and many others. There is a problem with hygiene too. The rule was made after receiving many complaints from the society members,” Bora said.

Neha Datwani said: “I had an outstanding maintenance bill of Rs 3.60 lakh till March, which also includes Rs 75,000 monthly fine for feeding dogs. They have charged me of Rs 2,500 per day for feeding dogs.”

Datwani said: “In July 2018, the society slapped a fine of Rs 2,500. It went up to Rs 75,000 per month in June. Another member of the society Ketan Shah was also fined for Rs 7,500 in July and thereafter Rs 75,000 per month.”

“The society had stopped charging penalties in November 2018, after I approached the animal rights activists and informed them about these rules, but in vain,” she said.

“They are not stray dogs. They were born in the society premises. I have been taking care of them since their birth. But suddenly the society formed a committee which made a rule of imposing a fine on members for feeding dogs. I am feeding dogs on the humanitarian ground,” said Datwani.

“I am likely to move outside the city soon. I want to clear all dues of the society as my mother and sister will continue to stay here, but I won’t pay the fine,” she said.

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For Kareena Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor, everyday is siblings day

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Earlier last week, Bollywood celebrities celebrated the World Siblings Day on April 10. Karisma Kapoor, however, feels everyday is sibling day for her.

The ‘90s star shared a picture with her sister and wrote: “#siblingday everyday #mondaymotivation.” The picture shows the two sisters, sitting in a vehicle and posing for the camera. It is not clear if it is recent picture or an old one. What is evident is the comfort level the two sisters share.

Kareena Kapoor is reportedly on a vacation at husband Saif Ali Khan’s ancestral home in Pataudi. Last week, Kareeena, Saif and their son Taimur Ali Khan left the holiday. Kareena recently completed shooting for her upcoming film Good News with Akshay Kumar. The film also stars Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani. The film’s storyline revolves around Akshay and Kareena’s characters, who play a married couple, trying for a baby.

Upon her return, Kareena will begin shooting for another comedy called Angrezi Medium, a sequel to 2017’s hit film Hindi Medium. The film will see the return of actor Irrfan Khan, who was in London since March last year, to receive treatment for neuroendocrine tumour. He also shared the first picture of the shoot.

Later in the year, Kareena will start shooting for Karan Johar’s ambitious new directorial Takht, based on the final few years of Mughal Era in India. The film will see Ranveer Singh play Dara Shikoh, Vicky Kaushal as Aurangzeb and Kareena Kapoor as Jahan Nara. It also stars Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor in important roles.

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‘I followed Dhoni’s plan’, Tahir praises MS Dhoni after the victory of CSK

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Imran Tahir was happy that he could execute skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s plans during CSK’s five-wicket win over KKR in an IPL encounter here on Sunday.

“I just bowled according to the instructions of the captain Dhoni. It’s always an advantage taking advice from Dhoni. He’s helps me a lot. It’s an absolute pleasure and all the credit goes to him,” Tahir said.

“There are few things which he tells me like where should I bowl, which area and where the batsman is going to hit. Its working and I just love it. We are playing good cricket. We respect each other and enjoy each other’s success,” Tahir said.

“Those were small things. He tells me like this guy is trying to hit in this area so I bowl accordingly. I am an attacking spinner and want to take wickets and he allows me to bowl that way,” Tahir said of Dhoni.

“I decided not to play after the World Cup, purely to give opportunity to youngsters. I don’t want to retire I love the game and have a lot of respect and passion for the game. I want to give the opportunities to the youngsters. I’m grateful that CSA that gave me the opportunity and I’m here today,” Tahir said.

“In this league, you play against the top players in the world. I’m not going to get them if I am bowling at the nets. I am actually great full and obilighed to IPL and CSA to give me the opportunity.”

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