Indian politician Rahul Gandhi sentenced to two years in jail for 'ridiculing' Modi

Web Desk 02:05 PM | 23 Mar, 2023
Indian politician Rahul Gandhi sentenced to two years in jail for 'ridiculing' Modi

NEW DELHI – India’s top opposition politician and Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi has been sentenced to two years in prison for allegedly passing offensive remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surname.

Reports in Indian media said a local court found the 52-year-old leader guilty in the case. The court granted Gandhi bail and revoked the sentence for a month to allow him to appeal in a higher court.

The development comes after the firebrand politician was convicted by the court for comments made in 2019 about the Indian premier, whose regime is infamous for suppressing the vocals.

Rahul got the sentence a year before the upcoming general elections and the critics are linking the two developments.

The contentious ruling stemmed from an election rally in Karnataka in which a Congress leader asked Why do all thieves have Modi as their surname? Naming Narendra Modi with Nirav Modi, and Lalit Modi – a fugitive in India.

Later, a ruling party lawmaker filed a case who accused Congress leader for mocking and defaming the entire Modi community.

As BJP leaders and activists are thrilled over the ruling, the opposition party announced filing an appeal. Rahul Gandhi has not shared his thoughts but shared Mahatma Gandhi’s quote which said "My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God, and non-violence is the means to get it."

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar amid ongoing talks with IMF

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.

The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.

As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.

In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 31 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Karachi PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Islamabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Peshawar PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Quetta PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sialkot PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Attock PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujranwala PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Jehlum PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Multan PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Bahawalpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujrat PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nawabshah PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Chakwal PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Hyderabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nowshehra PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sargodha PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Faisalabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Mirpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485


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