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New Delhi: Police personnel detain members of Bhim Army Student Federation for planning to screen the BBC documentary film ‘India: The Modi Question’, at Delhi University Arts Faculty, in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)

2 min read Last Updated : Jan 27 2023 | 10:03 PM IST

Two days after Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University dramatically cut off power and electricity in the campus to prevent students from screening the controversial BBC series on PM Narendra Modi, students from two other top universities in the national capital -- Delhi University and Ambedkar University -- have faced similar treatment from university administration and the police. Large gatherings have been banned outside DU's Arts Faculty, where a screening was planned, and authorities have disconnected power supply in Ambedkar University to stop another planned screening. Both universities fall in Delhi's North District. Police arrangement completely collapsed and they who were supposed to manage the crowd were nowhere to be seen. My security people were very uncomfortable with me walking further on yatra so I had to cancel my yatra. Other yatris did the walk, said Rahul Gandhi, in J&K's Anantnag.  Former Punjab chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Captain Amarinder Singh is tipped to be the next Maharashtra governor, replacing Bhagat Singh Koshyari who had courted controversy with his remarks on Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. This comes after Koshyari informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he wishes to step down from the post.
"The allegations of financial malfeasance would be bad enough, but what is worse is that the Modi government may have exposed India’s financial system to systemic risks through the liberal investments in the Adani Group made by strategic state entities like LIC, SBI and other public sector banks," Congress leader Jairam Ramesh's statement read. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has asked his party colleague and parliamentary board chairman Upendra Kushwaha to quit the JD(U). Kushwaha retorted saying that he could not leave the party without his share in the "paternal property". This comes amid speculation about Kushwaha 'being in touch' with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the annual NCC PM rally at the Cariappa Parade Ground in Delhi on Saturday, at around 5 pm. This year, NCC is celebrating the 75th year of its inception. During the event, Prime Minister will release a special Day Cover and a commemorative specially minted coin of Rs 75/- denomination, commemorating 75 successful years of NCC.

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First Published: Jan 27 2023 | 8:45 AM IST