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Rahul champak

Rahul Gandhi goes missing again

The Congress Vice President has once again gone “missing”.  So far, his party (Congress) has given three reasons for his absence. He is attending a private conference by Charlie Rose in Aspen,USA, He has gone to US on a short personal trip. While some others said that he has gone to the US to attend to his ailing grandmother. With the BJP ...

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Modi

Replace Movie Names with Modi

On PM Modi’s 66th Birthday twitter surprised him with a trend – “#ReplaceMovieNamesWithModi”. This trend saw hilarious tweets in which people replaced movie names with MODI. Point Blank 7  takes a look at some of the most funniest movie names after they got replaced with MODI. Finding modi. Finding fanny. #ReplaceMovieNamesWithModi — पत्रकार (@rowdy_rambo) September 18, 2015 My Name Is Modi ...

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Mumbai meat ban

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has banned the sale of meat in Mumbai for 4 days in view of the Jain fasting season. This news has definitely not gone down well with the Twitterati. While some took the comic route to vent their views, some fervently opposed the announcement. And some even trolled celebrities who came out in support of ...

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Veterans during the peaceful agitation

Government’s declaration of One Rank One Pension Today

The government has announced the implementation of the long-awaited One Rank One Pension or OROP this afternoon. Despite the huge fiscal burden, given its commitment to the welfare of Ex-servicemen, Government has decided to implement OROP. – Defence Minister Close to 22 lakh retired servicemen and over six lakh war widows stand to be the immediate beneficiaries of the scheme. ...

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Population

Twitter reacts to results of religious census

According to the results of the 2011 religious census released recently, for the first time the percentage of Hindu of population in India slipped below 80 per cent. While Hindus formed 79.8% of the population, Muslims formed 14.2 percent (17.22 crore people). Everyone on Twitter seems to have something to say about the results of this religious census. Let’s take ...

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Mulayam ISngh

Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comments on rape create uproar on Twitter

Mulayam Singh Yadav has done it again. Last April he invited wide-spread criticism when he said ‘boys will be boys’ and that boys ‘make mistakes’ while opposing capital punishment for rape. On Wednesday, the Samajwadi Party chief made some more controversial statements on rape while addressing a gathering where the state government was distributing free e-rickshaws. According to Mr Yadav, ...

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#ModiInDubai is hit on Twitter

Modi ji is in UAE on one his foreign trips and while his visit is gaining applauds for being the first Indian prime minister to visit the Middle Eastern country in 34 years, Twitterati has been busy voicing their opinion about his trip on social media. Seeing the tone of the tweets, one can say Modi has no dearth of ...

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Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit’s Kashmir statement gets him trolled on Twitter

On Friday, which happens to be Pakistan’s independence day, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit made a very controversial statement. He said his country will continue to support the liberation of Kashmir and in no time he was trolled on by Indians on Twitter. Let’s read what they had to say Abdul Basit first you try to maintain peace ...

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Why is Pankaja Munde trending today?

Maharashtra’s rural development minister Pankaja Munde, now famous for the #ChikkiScam and #BiscuitScam, has fallen into further trouble. Media has gone into an overdrive reporting that one of the BJP minister’s aide was seen carrying her footwear during a recent visit to Sonpeth, Parbhani district. While Munde promptly explained “that person was my private employee and not government servant,” and ...

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