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Tharoor, Sibal come to Vir Das’s defence, but Singhvi slams comedian

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With comedian Vir Das coming under attack after the video of his ‘I Come from Two Indias’ act at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., went viral on social media (3 million views, and counting!), he has found support from Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor, whose responses are in sharp variance to that of their party colleague, Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

Sibal on Wednesday tweeted, “None can doubt that there are two Indias. Just that we don’t want an Indian to tell the world about it. We are intolerant and hypocritical.”

Thiruvananthapuram MP and noted writer Shashi Tharoor also took to Twitter to say: “A stand-up comedian who knows the real meaning of the term ‘stand up’ is not physical but moral — @thevirdas spoke for millions in this 6-minute take on the Two Indias he hails from & stands up for.”

Tharoor quoted Das’s line, “This is a joke, but it’s just not funny”, and added “Brilliant”.

These reactions were very different from that of Singhvi, who tweeted: “Generalising the evils of a few individuals and vilifying the nation as a whole in front of the world is just not done! The people who painted India in front of the west as a nation of ‘saperas’ and ‘luteras’ during colonial rule have not ceased to exist.”

In the six-minute video, which has provoked police complaints being filed in Delhi and Mumbai, the comedian zeroed in on the duality of India. “I come from an India where we worship women during the day and gang-rape them during the night,” he had said. He also mentioned some of the recent issues that India is facing, from the Covid-19 pandemic to farmers’ protests.

The police complaints accuse him of making “derogatory statements” against India.

The comedian later stated on Twitter that ‘I Come from Two Indias’ was not intended to insult the country. “The video is a satire about the duality of two very separate Indias that do very different things,” he said in a statement. “Like any nation has light and dark, good and evil within it. None of this is a secret.”

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Pune News: Big news! Pune IAS officer caught in CBI raid, accepting bribe

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Cbi Raid on Ias Officer Dr Anil Ganpatrao Ramod: A big news has come to the fore from Punya. CBI has conducted raids on IAS officers. Dr. Anil Ganpatrao Ramod is an IAS officer and is the Additional Divisional Commissioner of Pune. He has been caught red handed by the CBI accepting the offer.

According to the information received, Anil Ramod, who is facing the highway, would have demanded Lachechi to get the return soon. The complainant would have filed a complaint with the CBI in respect of or. Intervening in the complaint received, the CBI raided and caught Anil Ramode red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs.8 lakh.

Stuck in taking promotion and bribe for two days

Meanwhile, Alikadech Satariat got promoted to the post of Faujdar and got stuck for two days, but while taking the bribe, the police station staff got stuck. Or a greedy police officer, taking a bribe of Rs 24,000 to help the accused in the crime of treachery of marriage, caught by the Prohibition Department on a family promise.

Ya Faujdarache Nao Machindra Baburao Sasane Asan Aahe. If the police station accepted the bouquet, the same police station or criminal offense was registered.

And in the second incident, the police station police station’s police officer filed a complaint regarding the property, for not registering the crime, and for not registering the accused, the complainant was fined 20 thousand rupees and then 12 thousand rupees. Either in the case itself or in the form of Bribe, the Prohibitory Department has caught red handed. Nitin Dashrath More, ase ya faujdarache nao aahe.

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Bengal govt challenges Calcutta HC’s twin orders in minor rape-murder case

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The West Bengal government on Friday challenged the twin orders of a single-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court in connection to the rape and murder of a minor girl in Kaliganj, North Dinajpur district.

The two orders by the High Court’s single-judge bench of Justice Rajasekhar Mantha have been challenged at the division bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Sivagnanam and comprising Justice Hiranmay Bhattacharya.

The first order pertains to the formation of a special investigation team to probe the case, while the second is related to Justice Mantha seeking a report from the state’s Home Department on the police allegedly refusing to cooperate with the SIT.

Despite a petition was filed at the High Court demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the matter, Justice Mantha constituted the SIT comprising the-then Special Commissioner of Kolkata Police, Damayanti Sen, retired IG Pankaj Dutta, and retired Joint Director of CBI, Upen Biswas.

Justice Mantha and specifically directed the state police to fully cooperate with the SIT.

Sen has however, been transferred from her current posting to a lesser significant post of additional director general (training) of state police.

Justice Mantha’s bench recently received complaints against the state police for not cooperating with the SIT.

Taking strong exceptions, Justice Mantha on Thursday sought a report from the Home Department within seven days.

The rape and murder case took place in April.

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‘Abaya’ controversy evokes strong criticism in Kashmir

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The controversy triggered by the refusal of a college principal to allow students inside the college wearing an ‘Abaya’ has evoked strong criticism in Kashmir.

Abaya is an Islamic dress worn as a loose gown by a woman.

The students appearing for the common entrance test for colleges conducted by the NTA were initially refused entry into the college by the principal at one of the exam centres in Srinagar city as the girl candidates were wearing Abaya.

Better sense prevailed on the principal who later allowed the students to take their test while wearing the same dress.

Former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti told reporters, “They are trying to repeat what was done in Karnataka. Abaya is an Islamic dress and we will not accept any dictate on this. They cannot put pressure on us as to what we should wear or not wear. Whatever a person wants to wear, he/she has the freedom to wear it.”

National Conference (NC) spokesman, Tanvir Sadiq told reporters that the act of the principal is condemnable as anybody should be allowed to wear the dress of his/her choice.

“If a woman wears Abaya, that is fine and if she does not want to wear it, that is her decision and there is nothing objectionable about it,” Sadiq said.

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