News18 Afternoon Digest: Amit Shah Jabs Congress At BJP Meet, Jaishankar Speaks On India’s Purchase Of Russian Oil And Other Top Stories

News18 Afternoon Digest: Amit Shah Jabs Congress At BJP Meet, Jaishankar Speaks On India’s Purchase Of Russian Oil And Other Top Stories

Published By: Poulami Kundu

Last Updated: February 18, 2024, 14:01 IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his address on day-2 of the BJP National Convention at Bharat Mandapam. (Image: X/@BJP4India)

We are also covering: Chaos in The Hague as migrants clash, ‘Sunny Leone’ on Uttar Pradesh police constable exam admit card puts cyber cell to the test and other stories

In today’s afternoon digest, News18 brings you the latest updates on BJP’s national convention, farmers’ protest, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar’s remarks at the Munich Security Conference and other top stories.

‘Under Rahul, There Is Dynastic Alliance’: Amit Shah Jabs Congress on Day 2 of BJP National Convention

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi finished politics of corruption and casteism in the nation. Hitting out at the Congress and INDIA bloc, he said that unlike them, PM Modi gave Dalit, tribals and backward classes the true dues. Addressing the second day of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s National Council Meet, Shah said took a strong swipe at the INDI Alliance and said that their politics is that of corruption and dynasty. The senior BJP leader said that the INDI Alliance is the alliance of seven dynasty parties. “Those who can’t foster democracy inside their party cannot protect democracy in India. Under Rahul Gandhi, there is a dynastic alliance,” Shah said. READ MORE

‘If I’m Smart Enough…You Should Be Admiring Me’: Jaishankar on India’s Purchase of Russian Oil | Watch

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar defended India’s “all-alignment” approach to diplomacy on Saturday, saying that the country should be admired for its ability to foster relationships globally, including with Russia and the United States. However, he advised against labeling India as an “unsentimentally transactional” nation. Jaishankar made these remarks at the Munich Security Conference in response to a question about whether India’s Western partners approve of its purchase of Russian oil during the Ukraine conflict. Sitting at the panel beside US State Secretary Antony Blinken and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, he said, “If I’m smart enough to have multiple options, you should be admiring me.” READ MORE

‘Sunny Leone’ On Uttar Pradesh Police Constable Exam Admit Card Puts Cyber Cell to the Test

In an embarrassment for the Uttar Pradesh Police, an admit card bearing the name and photograph of actor Sunny Leone for the examination for the post of Police Constable went viral on Saturday. Sources with the UP Police cyber cell said the matter is under investigation. Around 48 lakh aspirants on February 17 took the UP Police Recruitment Board’s exam for 60,244 posts. The matter came to light when one seat at Srimati Sone Shri Smarak Balika Mahavidhyala in Kannauj district remained vacant during the first meeting. On inquiring, the invigilators found that the roll number was allotted to an applicant named Sunny Leon, as per the admit card issued by Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment and Promotion Board. READ MORE

Amritpal Singh in Touch with Khalistani Groups? After Assam Jail Security Breach, Kin Under Scanner | Exclusive

With a spy camera, smartphone, mobile phone, pen drives, Bluetooth headphones and several other devices found in the cell of separatist leader Amritpal Singh in a major jail security breach in Assam, top security sources suspect the ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief could be in touch with Khalistani groups. READ MORE

Watch | Chaos In The Hague as Migrants Clash, Police Cars Torched In Massive Riot

A riot broke out on the streets of the Hague on Saturday, as clashes erupted between miscreants and police. Media reports said that a large mob of Eritrean migrants broke into the Opera House building and threw bricks and rocks at police officers. Video footage captured dozens of rioters surrounding the venue as multiple police vans arrived at the scene, according to UK’s Daily Mail. The aftermath of the violent clashes revealed a scene of chaos, with several smashed windows and vehicles engulfed in flames, leaving the streets resembling a war zone. READ MORE

‘Weapons Available At Kartarpur Border’: Khalistani Terrorist Pannun Asks Farmers To Attack Cops

In an attempt to instigate agitating farmers against the government ahead of the scheduled talks between the two parties on Sunday evening, Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has released a video offering them weapons to attack police officials in Haryana and Punjab. In the latest video, the founder of the banned United States-based outfit, Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), urged the farmers agitating at the Shambhu and Khanauri points along Punjab’s border with Haryana to attack police officials using arms available at the Kartarpur border and create pressure on the Centre to fulfil their demands. READ MORE

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