News18 Afternoon Digest: A look at the latest pre-release updates on Ram Mandir and other top stories

Hello, readers! In today's afternoon roundup, News18 brings you the latest updates on Ram Mandir launch, Bengal ED attack and other top stories.

Modi's 'Eyes Full of Tears' Live Broadcast in Jail: Latest on Ram Mandir as just 15 days left for release

In a grand opening and one of the most awaited events, the historic Ram Mandir in Ayodhya will be inaugurated on January 22, with the idol of Lord Ram being installed in the mandir as part of the grand ceremony. Several celebrations are planned for this day. READ MORE

Attack on ED in Bengal: Warning against Shahjahan likely to foil his plan to 'escape abroad'

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Trinamool Congress leader and former Bongaon municipality leader Shankar Adhya has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with an investigation into the food distribution scam. Raids began at Adhya's house in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Friday morning and so far Rs 8 lakh have been recovered from him, officials said. READ MORE

Lord Ram saved my father, says my son as Kar Sevak Poojary gets bail in Babri demolition case | Exclusive

Hindu activist Srikanth Poojary has secured bail on health grounds and will be released from Huballi sub-jail on Saturday, the kar sevak's son Manjunath confirmed. In an exclusive conversation with News18, Manjunath called his father a “fighter protecting Hinduism” and a “survivor”. READ MORE

From sleeping on the street to being a “dog walker” – this “12. Failed” IPS officer is now “#Restart Goal” for India

Vidhu Vinod Chopra's '12th Fail' has received high praise from the audience. Starring Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankar, the film, based on Anurag Pathak's bestselling novel of the same name, draws inspiration from the true stories of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma and IRS officer Shraddha Joshi. READ MORE


Fatima Sana Shaikh skips wedding of Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan; Fans speculate: “It’s not all good”

Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan married her long-time boyfriend Nupur Shikhare in an intimate ceremony in Mumbai on Wednesday evening. When photos and videos from the ceremony surfaced online, netizens noticed that Fatima Sana Shaikh missed it. This sparked speculation on social media as Fatima was present at Ira's engagement ceremony and even posted about it on social media. READ MORE

“Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are definitely thinking about doing something special to win the T20 World Cup”

Piyush Chawla feels senior stars Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma need to think about doing something special to help India win the T20 World Cup this year. The schedule for the mega ICC event is out as India is placed in Group A alongside Pakistan, USA, Canada and Ireland. After winning the first edition, India failed to get their hands on the T20 World Cup trophy despite reaching the final once and the semi-finals twice. READ MORE