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Notebook: Salman Khan Films donates this much to Pulwama CRPF martyrs' families

Mumbai: The nation stands united today in condemnation of the dastardly terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy on February 14, 2019. This act of terrorism is an attack on our whole civilization and values, which we strongly condemn. Salman Khan Films and …

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Experts split on checking water flow to Pakistan

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS): Amidst calls for acting tough in the wake of the terror attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama on Thursday, experts bat for "stopping" water to Pakistan from the west and east flowing rivers, like Indus and Beas.

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Manoj Bajpayee on Pulwama terror attack: Words fall short to express our anger

After Kangana Ranaut, Sonu Nigam, Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee has condemned the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of at least 40 soldiers, saying one will fall short of words to express his anger over the …

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Bhupen Hazarika’s Son Changes Tune, Now Says It Will be Tremendous Honour to Receive Bharat Ratna

New York: Tej Hazarika, son of famed Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, has said he has been invited by the Indian government to accept the Bharat Ratna on behalf of his late father and it will be his “tremendous honour” to receive the country’s …
“The Government of India has graciously extended me an invitation to accept the Bharat Ratna for my father.
He sacrificed much and devoted selflessly to the cause of a united and progressive India and now he is being recognized for that with this well-deserved award,” Tej Hazarika said in a statement issued to PTI in New York.
He said it is a “tremendous honor, for me and my family to be invited” by the Indian government to accept the Bharat Ratna on behalf of his late father.
“It will be my dreamlike privilege to receive it for my father and his fans and followers everywhere. As always, I will strive to follow in my father’s footsteps to work to bring light where there is darkness,” the statement quoted Tez Hazarika as saying.
On the controversy over his remarks made on February 11 through a post, Tej Hazarika said, “It is unfortunate that (some) people would completely misinterpret my public February 11th statement regarding the Bharat Ratna itself by sadly misrepresenting my view of it.”
During the Citizenship Bill protests in Assam, Bhupen Hazarika’s son had compared the bestowing of Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honour, on the late singer as “short-lived cheap thrills”.
Tej, however, stopped short of turning down the honour.
“I have not received any invitation so far there is nothing to reject, and how the Centre moves on this matter far outweighs in importance the awarding and receiving of such national recognition—a display of short-lived cheap thrills,” Tej Hazarika had said in a statement accessed by CNN-News18.
In the post, Tej had said that his father’s name and words are being invoked and celebrated publicly while plans are afoot to pass a “painfully unpopular” Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that is “actually undermining his documented position. It would, in reality, be in direct opposition to what Bupenda believed in his heart of hearts”.
The BJP-led NDA government had brought the bill to grant Indian citizenship to religious minorities from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It had triggered massive protests across the Northeast with many organisations and parties claiming that it would have a negative impact on the demography of the region.
Tej Hazarika said, “Although I have lived abroad most of my life, my Indian roots have been strong all along as not only was I born in India (so was my mother and my father and their parents), I have family in India.
“By upbringing, and through informed reflection, I have always had the highest regard for the Indian republic, its vast diversity and its noble institution of recognizing its exceptional individuals from all backgrounds with civilian awards — the highest of them being the Bharat Ratna, recently announced for my father, the late Dr.
Bhupen Hazarika.”Catch the Biggest Newsmakers and the Biggest Newsbreaks on CNN-News18, your favourite English TV news channel.

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Pulwama terror attack: Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi say no to Karachi Arts Council event

Veteran lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar and wife Shabana Azmi have canceled their plan to visit an event in Pakistan organised by the Karachi Arts …
The duo was earlier invited to join the 2-day event but they have now decided to skip it as a sign of protest against the dastardly terror attack by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
Shabana Azmi later tweeted to express her grief.”I am filled with pain and grief and all else .
by the dastardly #Pulwama attack. For the 1st time in all these years I feel weakened in my belief that people to people contact can force the Establishment to do the right thing.
We will need to call halt to cultural exchange,” she wrote.She added, “There is no way we can carry on with cultural exchanges between India and Pakistan even as our martyrs are laying down their lives for us.
I stand in solidarity with the grieving families. Javed Akhtar and I have cancelled Karachi Arts Councils celebration of my father Kaifi Azmi’s centenary and Rekhta’s 3 day celebration in Dubai which included a show of our play Kaifi aur Main by IPTA.
All Indians stand united as one.””But lets not lose sight of d fact dat there is a difference between d Pakistani Establishment n d people of Pakistan n vice versa.
On both sides of d border stand sisters n brothers divided by circumstances with which they had nothing 2 do.”I am filled with pain and grief and all else .
by the dastardly #Pulwama attack . For the 1st time in all these years I feel weakened in my belief that people to people contact can force the Establishment to do the right thing.
We will need to call halt to cultural exchangeFebruary 15, 2019#Pulwama attack There is no way we can carry on with cultural exchanges between India and Pakistan even as our martyrs are laying down their lives for us. I stand in solidarity with the grieving families.
February 15, 2019 and I have cancelled Karachi Arts Councils celebration of my father Kaifi Azmi’s centenary and Rekhta’s 3 day celebration in Dubai which included a show of our play Kaifi aur Main by IPTA . All Indians stand united as one .
February 15, 2019But lets not lose sight of d fact dat there is a difference between d Pakistani Establishment n d people of Pakistan n vice versa. On both sides of d border stand sisters n brothers divided by circumstances with which they had nothing 2 do.
February 15, 2019Earlier in the day, a host of leaders condemned the attack and slammed Pakistan for harbouring terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned the terror group responsible for the attack and vowed to avenge their death.
He said soldiers have been given full freedom to avenge the heinous attack on the CRPF convoy in Pulwama.Meanwhile, India has also revoked “Most Favoured Nation” status given to Pakistan to isolate it on the international platform.
The CRPF has also vowed to avenge the death the paramilitary forces who were killed in Thursday’s suicide bombing attack.”WE WILL NOT FORGET, WE WILL NOT FORGIVE: We salute our martyrs of Pulwama attack and stand with the families of our martyr brothers.
This heinous attack will be avenged,” it said.Several international leaders have also condemned the incident while the United States directly warned Pakistan to refrain from supporting terror outfits.

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