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India Politics

BJP leader suspended from Delhi assembly for derogatory remark

New Delhi : BJP lawmaker O.P. Sharma was suspended from the Delhi assembly for making derogatory remarks about his AAP counterpart Alka Lamba in an incident that led to uproar in the house.

An enraged Lamba, who lunged at Sharma with other AAP legislators, tried to slap him. But it did not connect.

Though Sharma's remarks could not be clearly heard, Delhi assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel quoted Sharma as having termed Lamba "a woman who roams in the night".

BJP's Assam MP alleges award returnees took money, apologises

Guwahati : Rameswar Teli, a BJP Lok Sabha member from Assam, on Tuesday alleged that litterateurs from across the country returned their Sahitya Akademi awards for money. He later apologised, saying his statements were not intended to hurt anyone.

Addressing a press conference in Dibrugarh on Tuesday, Teli, who represents Dibrugarh constituency in the Lok Sabha, said renowned litterateurs including Assam's Homen Borgohain had taken Rs.10-Rs.15 lakh and returned the awards to blame the BJP government at the centre.

Mamata slams Modi government over flood relief fund

Kolkata : Lamenting the Centre's financial non-cooperation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday charged the Narendra Modi government with double standards over providing flood relief.

"We have been pleading for release of relief funds for the floods, but the Centre, ignoring our pleas, has preferred to sit over the issue for months. On the other hand, they were happy out help out Tamil Nadu immediately," Banerjee said at an event in Hooghly district's Arambagh.

J&K government recommends examiner's retirement after student's suicide

Srinagar : The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday recommended compulsory retirement of an examiner on the charge of casual evaluation of a physics paper of a student, after which the latter committed suicide.

Minister for Technical Education Imran Raza Ansari recommended the compulsory retirement of Mushtaq Ahmad Tiploo, a senior lecturer, who evaluated the physics paper of Adnan Hilal of Kashmir Government Polytechnic and declared him 'failed'.

Frustrated over his unexpected failure, Adnan committed suicide.

Intolerance debate getting chaotic: A.R. Rahman

Panaji : Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman on Tuesday said the intolerance debate in India is becoming "chaotic", adding "we should set an example by resorting to non-violent ways to protest".

"Any type of revolt should be classical. It is becoming very chaotic. People are hitting each other. We should set an example because we come from the land of Mahatma Gandhi. We have shown the world how all revolution can be done without violence," Rahman said on the sidelines of Film Bazaar here.

Sad that Aamir feels like leaving India: Digvijaya

Panaji : It was sad that Bollywood star Aamir Khan and his filmmaker wife Kiran Rao felt like leaving India in the face of intolerance, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said on Tuesday.

Digvijaya Singh was talking to reporters after a press conference at the Congress state headquarters, after a review meeting of the state unit's executive committee.

"It's sad that Aamir Khan, who is an icon among film actors not only in India, but across the world, is feeling the same thing.

UN to celebrate International Day of Tolerance in Srinagar, Delhi

By TCN News

Delhi: To celebrate the occasion of International Day of Tolerance, the United Nations will bring together 40 young people from Kashmir, Manipur and Delhi to organise an event called “I am not Stereotype: Exploring Diversity” in Srinagar and Delhi to promote the path of peace and tolerance.

Hindu Sena protests outside Aamir Khan's residence

Mumbai : Hundreds of activists of the Hindu Sena on Tuesday staged a vociferous demonstration outside the home of Bollywood megastar Aaamir Khan protesting against his statements on intolerance.

The activists shouted slogans like "Aamir Khan murdabad", "Aamir Khan chale jao", and attempted to force their way inside the actor's home in Bandra but were prevented by a substantial police presence there.

Later, around a dozen activists were detained and taken to the Bandra police station.

Rahul's support to Aamir reeks of conspiracy against nation: BJP

New Delhi : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's endorsement of Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan's remarks on the rise in intolerance in the country reeks of a conspiracy to defame India, the BJP said on Tuesday.

"Aamir makes a comment and Rahul Gandhi supports it. It has become clear from Gandhi's comment that there is a conspiracy going on in the country to defame the nation," Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said at a press conference here.

He questioned Aamir Khan, asking "who is giving you all the advice".

Muslims will not leave India, come what may: Owaisi

Hyderabad : All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said that the Muslims would not leave the country, come what may, and that they would continue to live here as "proud Indians".

"Muslims will not succumb to dog whistle politics of the Sangh Parivar and other fascist forces but continue their democratic struggle for justice, due share and the rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the country," the Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad told reporters here.