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Shiv Sena breathes fire at Manoj Tiwari for ‘street-level’ performance in Varanasi



Mumbai, Aug 5 : The Shiv Sena on Saturday trained its guns on ally BJP’s New Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari for his recent ‘street-level’ performance in Varanasi and gyrating to “an awful Bhojpuri number”.

“It was shocking to see Tiwari voluntarily getting down on his knees, singing and gyrating to the crude song ‘Kamariya Kare Lapalap, Lollilop Laagelu’, in full public view before some heroine,” the Sena said in a sharp edit in the party mouthpieces ‘Saamana’ and ‘Dopahar Ka Saamana’.

The Bhojpuri song was sung by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, getting down on his knees for actress Anoushka Sharma, with Tiwari also kneeling before her, during a promotional tour of their latest film, “Jab Harry Met Sejal” in Varanasi last week.

Coincidentally, the same Tiwari had insulted a teacher of a New Delhi school on March 17, 2017 when she “requested” him to sing a song for the benefit of the assembled student gathering.

“Tiwari was furious at that function. He found it below his dignity to sing for a gathering of students and vented his anger at the poor lady teacher on the stage, insulting and humiliating her in full public view,” the edit said.

The Sena said the teacher may have felt that given Tiwari’s reputation as a reputed Bhojpuri folk singer it was a golden opportunity to let the children hear him live, but the Delhi BJP President could have wriggled out of it diplomatically, like how many other celebs do on such public platforms.

It recalled how Tiwari questioned the “audacity” of the teacher to ask him to sing before the young audience, accused her of not having “manners” to address an honourable Member of Parliament by making such a request to him.

Not content with this, he even publicly announced that “she should not be pardoned” for her impertinence, demanded “action against her” and even asked to exit the stage – with the entire episode being recorded by the cameras on stage and CCTVs.

“The same MP, who considered it demeaning to be invited to sing a few lines before a school audience, did not think twice before getting down on his knees uninvited on the streets of Varanasi, merely because he was facing a heroine (Anoushka Sharma) and not some lady teacher,” the Sena noted.

The party wondered whether this is the real face of Tiwari’s “culture, decency, behaviour and character”, who was honoured with a postage stamp by The Netherlands government in 2008.

“Is this the ‘message’ being sent out by those making tall claims of protecting women’s dignity and harping on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ theme, to the whole country?” the Sena asked.

It pointed out that the whole country is stunned and angered by the “double character” of Tiwari in the light of the two incidents in the past six months, which went viral on the social networks.

Tiwari has been at the receiving end of people’s anger on social media and other fora and been severely castigated for his public behaviour in the March and August incidents.


Six dead in road accidents in Odisha



Road Accident

Bhubaneswar, Jan 22: At least six persons were killed and four others injured in two separate road accidents in Odisha on Monday.

A deadly head-on collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw on new Jagannath Sadak in Satyabadi area of Puri district claimed five lives and left three others injured on Sunday night, said police on Monday.

Satyabadi Inspector-in-Charge Krushna Chandra Sethy said the deceased and the injured have been identified as the residents of Andalsingha village.

Eight persons were returning after attending a funeral at Swargadwar in Puri when the auto they were travelling in was hit by a truck, said police.

While four died on the spot, one succumbed to his injury at Puri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH).

The condition of the injured was stated to be critical.

In another road accident, a person died and his wife sustained critical injuries after being hit by an unidentified vehicle at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Monday.

The deceased was identified as Dambarudhar Behera, 50. His wife has been admitted to Capital Hospital here.


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Uttar Pradesh: Dense fog causes bus-truck collision, 36 injured



Lucknow, Jan 22: Three dozen passengers, travelling on a Uttar Pradesh roadways bus, were injured on Monday after the vehicle was hit by a speeding truck due to low visibility, police said.

The head-on collision took place near the Charpaan turn near Belipaar on the Gorakhpur-Varanasi highway.

The impact was so severe that the bus was badly damaged. A police officer said fog and poor visibility led to the accident.

The injured included 33 passengers from the bus, the bus driver, truck driver and a cleaner of the truck. Condition of two persons were serious.

The injured were admitted to the district hospital while the serious ones were rushed to the the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur.

The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) bus belonged to the Allahabad Depot. It was on its way to Gorakhpur when the accident occurred.

While the weather has cleared in most parts, fog and poor visibility continues in eastern parts of the state, especially on the national highways leading to such accidents.


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CISF recovers 20 live cartridges from woman at Adarsh ​​Nagar Metro Station



New Delhi, Jan 22: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel on Monday seized twenty  live cartridges from a woman at Adarsh Nagar metro station in the national capital during security checking.

The Adarsh Nagar metro station is located on the Yellow Line stretch of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), runs from Samaypur Badli to Huda city centre in Gurugram.

More details awaited.


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