Video of SP MLA’s communal appeal goes viral

first_imgIn a video that went viral on Monday, Nahid Hasan, SP MLA from Kairana, was heard making a communal appeal to Muslims to not buy goods from shopkeepers close to the BJP. “Buy your grocery from Jhijhana or Panipat [neighbouring towns]. If you take this pain for a month, these shopkeepers would understand your value. Their homes run because we buy goods from them. Still we have to suffer,” he was heard saying. He also described the administration as “BJP-minded.”Later, he clarified that he was speaking for the poor. “I was speaking for the vendors who were being forcibly removed from the market by the administration that is biased towards the BJP supporters,” he alleged. Panel set upThe Shamli police have taken cognisance of the video. Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar said he had constituted an inquiry committee under Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Srivastava that would check the veracity of the video and the context of the appeal made by the MLA and submit its report in a day. “Following the orders of the district magistrate, we are undertaking an anti-encroachment drive in the town. We are removing squatters from the government land. It is not against vendors of any one community,” Mr. Srivastava told The Hindu. He said the administration was not taking any chances during the festival season in the communally sensitive city.last_img read more

Congress doesn’t want President’s rule in Maharashtra, says Ashok Chavan

first_imgThe Congress in Maharashtra on Sunday said it didn’t want President’s Rule in the State which is in the midst of a political crisis in view of the BJP’s announcement that it would not form government. Senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan said newly-elected MLAs of the party will seek advice from the party high-command over its future political stand in the State. “We are in Jaipur. We will discuss the issue here and will seek advice for the future political stand. The party doesn’t want president’s rule in the state,” he told reporters. Mr. Chavan said he was in favour of forming a stable government in Maharashtra.last_img read more

Happy Birthday Prabhas: Did you know Baahubali actor wanted to be a hotelier? Other lesser-known facts

first_imgHad Prabhas not signed Baahubali, the franchise wouldn’t have been the same. After the humongous success of SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus, it is hard to see anyone else as Amarendra Baahubali. That’s the magic of Prabhas. In the last two years, Prabhas has earned the love of fans and respect of filmmakers across the country. A dedicated actor, Prabhas has proved his acting mettle with Baahubali series.And as the actor turns 38 today, we give you a sneak-peek into a few lesser-known facts about the versatile actor.1. In the last 15 years, the Telugu actor has made a name for himself in the film industry and his fans know him as Prabhas, but not many know that his real name is Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati. Now, that a tongue twister.2. Prabhas revealed that if acting bug wouldn’t have bit him in the 20s, he would have been a hotelier. A big time fan of butter chicken, it would have been a dream come true for him.3. Prabhas is the first South Indian actor to have a wax statue in Madame Tussauds, Bangkok.4. Owing to his love for filmmaker SS Rajamouli and Baahubali series, Prabhas did not sign any other project during the filming of Baahubali franchise. He dedicated five years of his life of Rajamouli and his ambitious project without any questions.5. Prabhas might be a Telugu actor, but he loves Bollywood films. In fact, the 38-year-old actor has admitted to watching Munnabhai MBBS, 3 Idiots at least 20 times.6. While fans are eagerly waiting for Prabhas to make his Bollywood debut , not many know that he has already done that. Back in 2014, Prabhas was briefly seen shaking a leg with Sonakshi Sinha in a song called Surya Ast, Punjabi Mast from Action Jackson.advertisement7. Prabhas received around 6,000 marriage proposals but he turned all of them down because he wanted to be focussed on Baahubali.8. Prabhas might be very busy in his career but still finds time to devote to his passions. He is an avid reader and has a personal library at home.9. Prabhas loves sports and prefers free-hand workout as opposed to sweating it out in the gym. He got a volleyball court set up in his courtyard to improve his reflexes, as Baahubali was a war movie and he needed better reflexes. He often plays volleyball with his friends because he considers it a good stress-buster. Prabhas is a fitness freak and considers rock climbing the best form of training.10. A nature lover, Prabhas has a garden which houses many birds. The birds reside in open cages which give them the freedom to take flight and return to their respective cages. ALSO WATCH: Everything you want to know about Baahubalilast_img read more