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(L to R): Shashi Tharoor, Narendra Modi

There’s nothing wrong in wishing or praising your prime minister on his birthday. But, it becomes talk of the town if the continuing praises emanate from a political opponent and there’s a history of mutual public mudslinging. That’s why a recent Facebook post by Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Dr Shashi Tharoor, praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday, is being discussed in Delhis political circle.

While the nation outpoured its love on social media for PM Narendra Modi on his 66th birthday on September 17, Tharoor, the once-upon-a-time poster boy of Congress, too didn’t refrain from showing his affection for Modi once again.

Tharoors facebook read: “On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday last year, I tweeted: Happy Birthday @narendramodi. May you continue to serve India with energy & commitment. Will continue to disagree with your politics, but with respect! What surprised me was his response, barely a couple of hours later: Thank you, Dr. Tharoor. And, what is our democracy without constructive criticism! Debate makes us stronger. It is this capacity to reach out across the political divide to opponents that struck me as the most unusual personal characteristic of our Prime Minister. I had, after all, used the occasion of his birthday to remind him again of our political differences; yet he had not only taken that in his stride, but also turned it around into a positive message of conciliation and collegiality. A similar thing had happened, in fact, on the day of his election victory in 2014. It was only in the evening, as the results poured in and the size of his majority became apparent, that I issued this somewhat grudging tweet: Still touring my constituency to thank party workers, but before it’s too late, congratulations @NarendraModi & BJP on an astonishing victory. Within minutes this came back from him: ?@ShashiTharoor Many thanks. Congratulations for your victory as well. Let’s work together to create a better India! This is the spirit in which I wish Narendra Modiji a happy birthday today in 2016. Let us, Government and Opposition, work together to create a better India. When your policies are manifestly in the national interest, let us support you; and when, in our view, they are not, let us take opposition constructively, respecting each other’s sincere faith in different paths to India’s betterment. In that spirit, I wish Narendra Modiji a long, healthy and productive life in the service of our nation.” Let us hope we can continue to work in our different ways for a better India. Happy Birthday Pradhan Mantriji!

The Prime Minister was gracious enough to promptly reply on social media by saying, “Thank you so much @ShashiTharoor. Looking forward to the continued debate and discussion in the times to come.” The prolific writer, that Tharoor is, has irked many senior politicians from Congress including Sonia Gandhi. Tharoor has appreciated Modi and his governance on several occasions since Modi came into power in 2014. Often criticised for praising the PM, Tharoor insisted that he is only “pro-India” and does not support Modi or the BJP party.

A joke doing the rounds among the political circles: Tharoor, who is known for his ability to charm women, is flirting with the Modi government too!

Orators of prime quality, Modi and Tharoor have had their run-ins in the past when Narendra Modi called the latters wife (Late Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor) a ₹50-crore girlfriend, to which Tharoor responded by saying that his wife was ?priceless and worth much more than the imaginary 50 crores.

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Senior advocate at Supreme Court, former Solicitor General of India and King’s Counsel Harish Salve, in an exclusive interaction with Nation Next, speaks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi, recent gruesome murder of Shraddha Walker involving her boyfriend Aftab Poonawala, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) and much more!

Corrigendum: In one of the questions during Mr Harish Salve’s interview, interviewer mistakenly quoted former Chief Justice of India Justice Sharad Bobde, saying, “Constitution is under threat.” Justice Bobde never made this remark. We sincerely apologise to Justice Bobde and the audience for committing this mistake. Inconvenience caused is regretted!

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The superbike Dodge Tomahawk is the world’s most expensive bike which costs ₹35 cr. Know some interesting facts about it in the video.

बाइक के दीवाने भारत में ही नहीं दुनिया भर में लाखों  हैं और सभी की नजर रहती है सबसे तेज दौड़ने वाली बाइक पर. india में भी महँगी bikes खरीदने के लोग दीवाने है. आपने देखा होगा कि filmstars के पास भी महँगी -महँगी bikes होती है, जिनकी कीमत करोडो में होती है. लेकिन आज हम एक ऐसी bike की बात करेंगे, जिसकी कीमत कई cars से ज्यादा है. इस bike की कीमत 35 करोड़ रुपए से ज्यादा है, यानी Mercedes जैसी कई cars इस बाइक की कीमत में खरीदी जा सकती है. इस बाइक का नाम है Dodge Tomahawk . इस बाइक को खरीदने के बारे में आम आदमी सोच भी नहीं सकता .  India में जो भी bikes बिकती है, वो कितनी भी sporty और अच्छी हो, उसकी कीमत लाखों में ही होती है, बहोत कम ही या कहे न के बराबर bikes की कीमत करोडो में होती है. इसलिए   Dodge Tomahawk bike कुछ ख़ास है. आईये जानते है इस बाइक से जुड़े कुछ Interesting facts.  

इस बाइक की इतनी स्पीड है कि आप लोग सोचने पर मजबूर हो जाते हैं कि दौड़ रही है या उड़ रही है. दुनिया की सबसे तेज बाइक का ताज इसके सिर है. यह सुपरबाइक 672 किलोमीटर प्रति घंटे की स्पीड से दौड़ सकती है. जो कि हैरान कर देने वाला है. इस बाइक को 15 साल पहले non-street legal concept के तौर पर मार्केट में पेश किया गया था.

Dodge Tomahawk नाम की इस सुपरबाइक को 2003 में North America के इंटरनेशनल ऑटो शो में पेश किया गया. जहां इसके डिजाइन को लेकर यह काफी पसंद की गई थी.  Dodge Tomahawk में 4 wheels है, दो आगे और दो पीछे दिए गए हैं.

Dodge Tomahawk सुपरबाइक 2 सेकेंड से भी कम में 0 से 60 किलोमीटर प्रति घंटे की speed लेती है. बाइक में 8.3 लीटर वाला वी-10 SRT VIPER इंजन लगा है जो इसे 500 एचपी की पावर देता है. यह सुपरबाइक 712 nm  और 4200 rpm  का torque जनरेट करती है.

इस बाइक की कीमत करीब 35 करोड़ रुपये है . इसलिए इसे खरीदना हर एक इंसान के लिए पॉसिबल भी नहीं है. आपको इस बारे में जानकर shock लगेगा कि इसे सिर्फ दुनियाभर में 9 ही लोगों ने खरीदा है.

तो यह थे Dodge Tomahawk सुपरबाइक के बारे में कुछ Interesting Facts

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Special Court grants bail to ex-Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s son in money laundering case

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Special Court grants bail to ex-Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s son Hrishikesh Deshmukh in money laundering case

Special Court granted bail to former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh's son Hrishikesh Deshmukh on Monday. 

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In a major development, Special Court granted bail to former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh’s son Hrishikesh Deshmukh on Monday in an alleged money laundering case. Hrishikesh, who was arraigned as an accused in the chargesheet, was granted bail after a special court designated to hear cases related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) recorded his appearance.

He had filed an application through his advocate Aniket Nikam after appearing before the court and requesting the same to accept his appearance and grant him bail.

Hrishikesh also pointed out that the accusations in the ED’s case were confined to the alleged acts of omission and commission by his father in his capacity as the former home minister from January 2020 to April 2021. The plea also cited that the former home minister had already been granted bail in the case by the Bombay High Court. 

The court had in February this year issued summons to Hrishikesh after ED submitted its complaint (chargesheet) in the case.

Bombay High Court granted bail to NCP leader Anil Deshmukh in October this year in the same case. While Deshmukh had secured the bail in the ED case, he remains in custody in connection with the CBI case registered against him in April last year.

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