News18 Evening Digest: Ahead of Ram Temple inauguration, Kong leader says 'Godhra-like riots likely' and other headlines

Last update: Jan 3, 2024 5:29 pm IST

The inauguration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya will take place on January 22. (archive photo)

We also cover: 'Lower your voice…': CJI Chandrachud rebukes lawyer over his tone after row over list of pleas, why UK has barred international students from taking family members and what impact does it have on Indians? among other stories

Hello, readers! In this evening's roundup, News18 brings you the latest updates on Congress leader BK Hariprasad's comments ahead of Ram Mandir inauguration, Siddaramaiah's son Yatindra's comment on turning India into a Hindu Rashtra and other stories.

Ahead of Ram Temple inauguration, Kong leader BK Hariprasad says 'Godhra-like riots are likely'; BJP demands his arrest

Days before the inauguration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Karnataka Congress MLC BK Hariprasad on Wednesday stoked a fresh row by saying that Godhra-like riots could happen in the state and urged the central government to ensure security for the people to care for those who go to the holy city in Uttar Pradesh. READ MORE

If India becomes the “Hindu Rashtra”, it will be like Afghanistan and Pakistan: Siddaramaiah’s son Yatindra

Soon after a controversy sparked by Karnataka MLC BK Hariprasad's Godhra comment, the Congress seems to have invited a new controversy involving Yatindra Siddaramaiah, son of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. The former MLA equated India's emergence as a “Hindu Rashtra” with Afghanistan and Pakistan. READ MORE

'Lower your voice…': CJI Chandrachud reprimands lawyer over his tone after row over plea listing

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Wednesday reprimanded a lawyer during a dispute over the recording of a petition. It is rare for him to show frustration in court, but the chief justice asked the lawyer to check his tone and warned him against trying to intimidate the court. READ MORE

Why has the UK stopped international students from bringing family members and what impact does this have on Indians?

As the Conservative government continues to try to crack down on migration levels, Rishi Sunak has blocked foreign university students from bringing family members to the UK. READ MORE

Who wore it better? Dua Lipa's orange kurta looks like Akshay Kumar's and Desis can't miss it

Albanian sensation Dua Lipa recently embarked on a fascinating journey across India, ringing in the New Year with her family amidst the enchanting landscapes of Rajasthan. The singer didn't just enjoy the moments; She generously shared the magic with her fans through a cascade of mesmerizing photos on social media. Amid the visual feast, one particular image stole the limelight, leaving desis in a frenzy and prompting Bollywood fans to make sense of it in record time. READ MORE

IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Rampant Siraj goes on a rampage as India bundles out SA for 55 before lunch on day one

Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj led the way for the Men in Blue as Team India bundled out the South African batting order by a paltry score of 55 runs in the first innings of the second Test between the teams at the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town. READ MORE