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New Delhi: The Congress on Friday targeted the NDA government over a former RAW chief’s comment that the response to the 1999 IC-814 hijack was “goofed up”, and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologise to the nation.

Former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) A.S. Dulat on Thursday said no clear instructions were given to the police on December 24, 1999, when the Indian Airlines plane landed in Amritsar, because of which the hijackers took off the plane to Kandahar in Afghanistan.

Dulat's book, "Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years", is slated to be released shortly.
Dulat’s book, “Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years”, is slated to be released shortly.

Congress spokesperson Ajoy Kumar told the media that Dulat’s comments revealed “disturbing facts.”

“They (the BJP) have compromised the interests of the country whenever they have been in power. Who was behind these decisions? The prime minister should break his silence and apologise to the country,” he said.

(IANS)

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Twitter Celebrates Gandhi Jayanti

The micro-blogging site has also celebrated India's Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali and International Day of Yoga with customised emojis.

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Twitter India on Tuesday celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with the announcement of a new customised “Gandhi Emoji”.

The “Gandhi Emoji” was officially launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the micro-blogging site, which features a caricature of the Father of the Nation.

“Users in India and across the world can use the “Gandhi Emoji” by using the hashtags #GandhiJayanti, #MKGandhi, #BapuAt150, #MahatmaGandhi, #MyGandhigiri, #MahatmaAt150, #NexusOfGood, among others,” Twitter India in a statement.

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Mahatma Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu at the 1942 AICC session. Wikimedia Commons

The emoji will be live until October 8. It is available on both the actual app and Twitter Lite.

The micro-blogging site has also celebrated India’s Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali and International Day of Yoga with customised emojis. (IANS)

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