China Calls Justin Trudeau’s Remarks On Canadian’s Death Sentence “Irresponsible”

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s death penalty has escalated the diplomatic rift between China and Canada.


Beijing on Tuesday slammed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for making “irresponsible remarks” after he criticised a Chinese court’s death sentence against a convicted Canadian drug smuggler.

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, 36, was given the death penalty on Monday after his previous 15-year prison sentence was deemed too lenient a ruling that came amid a deepening diplomatic rift between Ottawa and Beijing.

Trudeau expressed “extreme concern” on Monday, saying “China has chosen to arbitrarily apply death penalties in cases, as in this case facing a Canadian”.

“We urge the Canadian side to respect the rule of law, respect China’s judicial sovereignty, correct their mistakes, and stop making such irresponsible remarks,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a press briefing.

Hua also dismissed suggestions by human rights groups that Beijing had seized on the case to put pressure on Ottawa over Canada’s arrest of a top executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in December.

“I think such remarks are malicious smearing and unwarranted accusations,” Hua said, adding that it is “extremely clear” which side is politicising judicial issues.

Responding to Canada’s decision to update a travel advisory to warn citizens about the “risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws” in China, Hua said: “Canada should remind its own citizens to definitely not engage in drug smuggling in China”.

“China is safe, as long as the foreign citizens including Canadian citizens abide by China’s law and regulations,” she said.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Kamal Nath Says He Forgives Teacher Suspended For Remarks On Him


The suspension of a school headmaster for making a derogatory comment about Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has been revoked on his instructions.

In a statement, Kamal Nath said he has forgiven the teacher.

The district collector suspended Mukesh Tiwari, headmaster of government-run Kanishta Buniyadi Middle School in Jabalpur, on Thursday.

Tiwari had allegedly referred to Kamal Nath as a “daku” (dacoit) during a meeting at the school. He was suspended by collector Chhavi Bharadwaj after a video where he is purportedly seen making the comment appeared on social media.

Mr Nath said in a statement Saturday that after he learnt about the incident, he directed the officials to revoke Tiwari’s suspension.

“I have always been in favour of freedom of expression….the action against him might be correct according to the rules but I am personally forgiving him,” the chief minister said.

“I have directed the district administration to revoke the suspension….He (Tiwari) should decide for himself whether he used right words for a democratically-elected chief minister,” Mr Nath added.

Collector Bharadwaj told PTI that the teacher apologised in response to a show-cause notice, and the chief minister too directed that he should be let off, so the suspension has been revoked.

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Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul Suspended Amid Row Over Sexist Remarks

Edulji had initially suggested a two-match suspension for the duo but referred the matter to the legal cell after Vinod Rai agreed with her and recommended the same.    

“It is imperative that players be put under suspension till further course of action is decided for this misconduct as was done in case of (BCCI) CEO (Rahul Johri) when he was sent on leave on sexual harassment matter,” read Edulji’s response to the legal opinion. 

Their remarks on the show were also condemned by India captain Virat Kohli, who called them inappropriate. 

Earlier on Friday, NDTV sources revealed that Pandya and Rahul have been dropped for the first one-day international against Australia to be played in Sydney on Saturday.

Hardik Pandya’s sexist comments sparked social media outrage and prompted the player to apologise.

Pandya appeared on a popular TV show with teammate K L Rahul, who was a lot more restrained in his responses to questions on women and relationships. Pandya said he “got a bit carried away” as he explained his bragging about his prowess with women on the show that aired Sunday.

On Thursday, COA chairman Vinod Rai had recommended a two-match ban for the duo.

The recommendation came a day after the 25-year-old Pandya posted his apology on social media.

“After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way,” Pandya posted on Twitter.

“Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments. Respect,” he added.

Pandya, who was in the squad that beat Australia for the first time in an away Test series, boasted about his success with multiple women.

“You are just watching and observing how they move as I said I am a little from the black side (influenced by West Indies culture) so I have to see how they (women) move first,” he said.

Pandya also said he had bragged to his parents after losing his virginity.

He was quickly slammed for his views on women.

Later on Thursday, BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry called for an inquiry to find out whether or not the two sought permission from the BCCI to appear on the show, and if yes, Chaudhry wants to know who gave them the permission.

“The provisions of the earlier contracts and the practice in place would have required these contracted players to seek permission to appear on the show. Was such a permission sought? Was such a permission granted? If so, by whom?” he asked.

Pandya and Rahul also caused a social media stir for comments on the same show when they said current India skipper Virat Kohli was a better batsman than the country’s cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.

(With inputs from Rica Roy and PTI)

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After Hardik Pandya Row, The Internet Digs Up Ranveer Singh’s ‘Sexist’ Remarks On Koffee With Karan

New Delhi: 

After Hardik Pandya came under fire from the Board of Control for Cricket in India or the BCCI for his sexist remarks on talk show Koffee With Karan, the Internet pulled out an old video of actor Ranveer Singh, currently among the top crop of actors, passing sexist remarks on the same show several years ago. Ranveer Singh, who is basking in the success of Simmba, appeared on the show with his Band Baaja Baaraat co-star Anushka Sharma in 2011 and two snippets from the episode are being shared on social media with words of criticism for Ranveer Singh for his callous comments about Kareena Kapoor and Anushka. “It’s unfortunate that the bar has been set so low for stars and cricketers (cough “Pandya” cough),” wrote a Twitter user. “Still people will glorify them,” added another.

In one of the videos, Anushka Sharma appears to be taken aback by Ranveer Singh’s comment and she also added: “You don’t speak to me like that.” Here are the now viral snippets from the episode which was a part of the third season of Koffee With Karan.





Here’s a glimpse of Twitter reaction to the videos:











Recently, Hardik Pandya was schooled by the Internet for his sexist remarks on Karan Johar’s chat show, for which he issued an apology on Twitter. On Friday, Indian skipper Virat Kohli also distanced himself and the team from Hardik Pandya’s offensive comments. “We as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers don’t align with those views, those were individual opinions,” he said in a statement. Meanwhile, Hotstar has pulled the episode down from their website while Star World has removed all the promos from their social media platforms.

Ranveer Singh is currently at the top of his game with two film releases in 2018 – “Padmaavat” and Simmba – and both being box office hits. He’s awaiting the release of Gully Boy and he’ll also star in Kabir Khan’s ’83.

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BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay remarks on corruption in politics – बीजेपी नेता ने पार्टी नेतृत्व से कहा

नई दिल्ली:

बीजेपी नेता और सुप्रीम कोर्ट के वकील अश्वनी उपाध्याय ने कहा है कि भ्रष्टाचार-कालाधन को समाप्त करने पर ही  सपा-बसपा , राजद तथा कांग्रेस का सफाया हो सकता है. उन्होंने ट्वीट करते हुए कहा कि भ्रष्टाचार-कालाधन को समाप्त किये बिना सपा-बसपा, आम आदमी पार्टी, राजद और कांग्रेस का सफाया करना कठिन है.  इसलिए. 100 रुपये से बड़ी नोट और 10 हजार  से अधिक कैश लेनदेन बंद करना होगा. चल-अचल संपत्ति आधार से लिंक करने की जरूरत है. आय से अधिक 100 प्रतिशत संपत्ति जब्त करना आवश्यक है. बेईमानों को आजीवन कारावास की सजा देना बहुत जरूरी है. एक अन्य ट्वीट में अश्ननी उपाध्याय ने कहा कि देश के 722 जिलों में से एक भी जिला भ्रष्टाचार मुक्त नहीं है. यदि 100 रुपये से बड़ी नोट और 10हजार रुपये से महंगी वस्तुओं का कैश लेन-देन बंद कर दिया जाये तथा एक लाख रुपये से महंगी संपत्तियों को आधार से लिंक किया जाये तो मात्र एक साल में 500 जिले भ्रष्टाचार से मुक्त हो जायेंगे.

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शाह को इस कानून के लिए लिख चुके हैं पत्र

बीजेपी नेता और सुप्रीम कोर्ट के वरिष्ठ वकील अश्विनी उपाध्याय सुप्रीम कोर्ट में अब तक 50 से अधिक पीआईएल दाखिल कर चुके हैं. समय-समय पर पीएम मोदी और पार्टी अध्यक्ष अमित शाह को भी सार्वजनिक पत्र लिखकर सुझाव देने और मांग करने से नहीं चूकते. उन्होंने बीते दिनों जनसंख्या नियंत्रण कानून (population control law) बनाने की मांग करते हुए पार्टी अध्यक्ष अमित शाह और सभी सांसदों को पत्र लिखा था. अश्विनी उपाध्याय के मुताबिक अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी सरकार में गठित जस्टिस वेंकटचलैया आयोग ने कई सिफारिशों की थीं, जिसके आधार पर पिछली यूपीए सरकार ने मनरेगा, खाद्य सुरक्षा का अधिकार जैसी कई योजनाएं शुरू कीं, मगर उसमें सबसे प्रमुख जनसंख्या नियंत्रण कानून की सिफारिश को दरकिनार कर दिया गया. ऐसे में मौजूदा बीजेपी सरकार को संसद के इसी सत्र में जनसंख्या नियंत्रण कानून पर पहल करनी चाहिए. अब तक मौजूदा मोदी सरकार भी इस तरफ से मुंह फेरे हुए हैं.

अश्विनी उपाध्याय का कहना है कि इस कानून में ऐसी ताकत है, जिससे देश में मौजूद हर छोटी से बड़ी समस्या हमेशा के लिए खत्म हो सकती है.  अगर आज अंतराष्ट्रीय स्तर पर भारत की तमाम मानकों में रैकिंग खराब है तो उसके पीछे भी जनसंख्या विस्फोट ही है. उपाध्याय का तर्क है कि जब तक दो करोड़ बेघरों को घर दिया जायेगा तब तक 10 करोड़ बेघर और पैदा हो जायेंगे. इसलिए एक नया कानून ड्राफ्ट करने में समय खराब करने की बजाय चीन के जनसंख्या नियंत्रण कानून में ही आवश्यक संशोधन कर उसे संसद से पास कराना चाहिए. उपाध्याय ने शीतकालीन सत्र में इस कानून के बिल को लाने की मांग की थी. मगर सत्र समाप्त हुआ, पार्टी ने उनकी मांग पर गौर नहीं किया. 

वीडियो- मोदी सरकार को आरक्षण बिल लाने की क्यों पड़ी जरूरत ? 


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maharastra bjp mla controversial remarks against migrant bihari | VIDEO : बीजेपी विधायक के बिगड़े बोल, कहा

रजनीश, पटना : महाराष्ट्र के भारतीय जनता पार्टी (बीजेपी) विधायक सुरेश धस ने महाराष्ट्र में रह रहे बिहारी महिलाओं को लेकर बेहद आपत्तिजनक बयान दिया है. धस ने कहा है कि पति महाराष्ट्र में रहता है और पत्नियों के बच्चे गांव में पैदा हो जाते हैं. साथ ही उन्होंने कहा कि खुशी में पति महाराष्ट्र में मिठाई बांट रहा होता है. धस के बयान पर आपत्ति जताते हुए उत्तर भारतीय पंचायत ने विधायक को जूते-चप्पल से मारने वालों को ग्यारह हजार रुपए इनाम देने की घोषणा की है. पंचायत के विनय दूबे ने धस के खिलाफ बीजेपी से कार्रवाई करने की मांग भी की है.

बीजेपी विधायक के द्वारा बिहार के लोगों को लेकर की गई टिप्पणी पर राजनीतिक पार्टियों ने तीखी प्रतिक्रिया देते हुए इसकी निंदा की है. बिहार बीजेपी ने भी इस बयान के लिए अपनी ही पार्टी के विधायक के खिलाफ कार्रवाई करने की मांग की है. पार्टी प्रवक्ता संजय टाइगर ने इसे शर्मनाक करार देते हुए इसे समाज तोड़ने वाला बयान बताया है. साथ ही कार्रवाई करने की मांग की है.

जनता दल यूनाइटेड (जेडीयू) की ओर से इस मुद्दे पर प्रिक्रिया देते हुए जेडीयू प्रवक्ता राजीव रंजन ने कहा कि यह शर्मनाक बयान तो है ही साथ ही 11 करोड़ बिहारियों का अपमान भी है. उन्हेंने बीजेपी विधायक के इस विवादित बयान को बिहार की अस्मिता को आहत पहुंचाने वाला करार दिया है. उन्होंने कहा कि यह ना सिर्फ अशोभनीय है, बल्कि विकृत मानसिकता का परिचायक भी है. 

आरजेडी के विधायक रामानुज प्रसाद ने बीजेपी एमएलए के बयान को लेकर तीखी प्रतिक्रिया देते हुए कहा कि यह बेहद शर्मनाक है. बीजेपी के लोग इसी सोच को मानने वाले है. जो देश समाज को तोड़ने और संघीय व्यवस्था को ठेस पहुंचाने की बात करते हैं.

लोकतांत्रिक जनता दल के वरिष्ठ नेता और पूर्व विधानसभा अध्यक्ष उदय नारायण चौधरी ने भी इस मुद्दे को लेकर तीखी प्रतिक्रिया देते हुए इसे शर्मनाक और देश के संघीय ढांचा को आघात पहुंचाने वाला बयान करार दिया है.

बीजेपी विधायक के विवादित बयान बयान पर महाराष्ट्र में भी सियासी तूफान उठ गया है. बीजेपी विधायक हैदर आजम ने अपनी ही पार्टी के विधायक के खिलाफ कार्रवाई की मांग की है.

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UP govt seeks Purvanchal University VCs response over inflammatory remarks

लखनऊ/जौनपुर :

उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार ने अपने छात्रों को ‘मर्डर’ करके आने की सीख देने के मामले में पूर्वांचल विश्वविद्यालय (Purvanchal Univercirty)  के कुलपति से जवाब मांगा है. वहीं, कुलपति ने अपने भाषण को तोड़-मरोड़कर पेश किए जाने का आरोप लगाया है. राज्य के उप मुख्यमंत्री और उच्च शिक्षा मंत्री डॉक्टर दिनेश शर्मा ने इस मामले का जिक्र आने पर कहा कि उन्होंने वीर बहादुर सिंह पूर्वांचल विश्वविद्यालय के कुलपति प्रोफेसर राजा राम यादव से अपने बयान पर पक्ष रखने को कहा है. बता दें कि कुलपति यादव का हाल में एक वीडियो वायरल हुआ था, जिसमें वह अपने छात्रों से कथित रूप से कह रहे हैं ‘अगर आप पूर्वांचल विश्वविद्यालय के छात्र हो, तो रोते हुए मेरे पास मत आना. एक बात बता देता हूं….. अगर किसी से झगड़ा हो जाए तो उसकी पिटाई करके आना, और तुम्हारा बस चले तो उसका मर्डर करके आना. उसके बाद हम देख लेंगे.’


देखें क्या कहा था कुलपति ने- 



इस बीच, कुलपति ने जौनपुर में कहा कि पिछले दिनों गाजीपुर के एक कॉलेज में उनके दिए गए भाषण को गलत तरीके से तोड़-मरोड़ कर प्रस्तुत किया जा रहा है. उन्होंने कहा कि मेरे कहने का अर्थ यह था कि विद्यार्थी हताशा और निराशा का परित्याग कर सफल, स्वावलम्बी और बहादुर बनें. छात्र हित मेरी सर्वोच्च प्राथमिकता है. मेरे वक्तव्य को सही अर्थों में प्रस्तुत नहीं करके दुष्प्रचार किया जा रहा है.


बहरहाल, यादव के बयान पर तरह-तरह की प्रतिक्रियाएं व्यक्त की जा रही हैं. सपा मुखिया अखिलेश यादव ने कहा कि पूर्वांचल विश्वविद्यालय के कुलपति शायद मुख्यमंत्री की ‘ठोको’ वाली भाषा सीखकर बोल रहे हैं.


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P Chidambaram Takes A Dig At PM Over His Remarks On Congress’ Loan Waivers

P Chidambaram asked whether the PM’s ‘farmers’ relief plan’ was intended to lose polls.

New Delhi: 

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks that Congress’ loan waivers were only to win elections, asking whether the PM’s ‘farmers’ relief plan’ was intended to lose polls.

The former Union minister claimed the plan of the BJP would imitate the previous Madhya Pradesh government’s plan of paying farmers the difference between the minimum support price and market price and said the earlier plan had brought no relief to the indebted farmers.

“The prime minister says that Congress governments’ loan waivers are only to win elections. So, shall we assume that PM’s ‘Farmers’ Relief Plan’ is intended to lose elections?” he tweeted.

“The ‘pay the difference’ plan will help only the farmer who has a marketable surplus. What about the farmer who has no marketable surplus? He is also in debt,” he tweeted.

P Chidambaram also said that eight months’ revenue collection was less than 50 per cent of target and the fiscal deficit was 115 per cent of the estimate.

“Where is the money for the new plan,” he asked.

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Naseeruddin Shah’s Remarks On Religious Intolerance Akin To Treason, Says Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev said accusing India of religious intolerance equal to degrading country’s pride (File)


Yoga guru Ramdev today said actor Naseeruddin Shah’s remarks on mob violence amounted to degrading the country’s pride.

“Naseeruddin Shah has earned his popularity due to love of common people. I have not seen religious intolerance. I, of course, see political intolerance. I think accusing India of religious intolerance is equal to degrading country’s pride,” he said.

There is no country without internal violence and intolerance, but no one blames one’s own country, said the yoga guru.

“Labelling one’s own country with religious intolerance is akin to ungratefulness, disrespect and treason,” he said on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Eastern India’s first International Vedic Pathashala.

In an apparent reference to the killing of a policeman by a mob in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has said that at many places the death of a cow is being given more importance than the killing of a policeman.

“There is complete impunity for those who take law into their own hands. In many areas we are witnessing that the death of a cow is more significance than that of a police officer,” the 68-year-old actor had said in an interview recently. Mr Shah also said he was anxious over the well-being of his children, who he said have not been brought up as followers of any particular religion.

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