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Morning briefing: Union minister's son in video row; ex-Pak cricketer slammed for Aishwarya remark; all the latest news

Nov 15, 2023 08:53 AM IST

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The Congress has intensified its criticism against Union Minister and BJP candidate Narendra Singh Tomar following the emergence of a video featuring a man from Canada claiming to be the voice in earlier videos discussing financial transactions involving Tomar's son. Tomar dismissed the video as a "conspiracy" and demanded a Central Forensic Science Laboratory examination. The videos, whose authenticity is unverified, suggest transactions involving large sums, land purchase in Canada, and alleged corruption. Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate called for a high-level inquiry, while BJP termed the videos the work of the "Congress' Dirty Tricks Department." Tomar lodged an FIR, denying the allegations. The issue has become a campaign focus ahead of the state elections. Dig deeper

Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar. (ANI)
Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar. (ANI)

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Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi criticized ex-Pakistani cricketer Abdul Razzaq's controversial remark about Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai. Razzaq's comment, made in the context of cricket coaching, drew applause from Shahid Afridi and Umar Gul. Chaturvedi condemned their reaction, citing a "pathetic upbringing." She praised Aishwarya Rai for standing tall despite such remarks. Razzaq later apologized, claiming it was a slip of the tongue. Afridi, initially unaware of the nature of the comment, later regretted his reaction. Shoaib Akhtar condemned the remark, emphasizing the inappropriate nature of the joke and comparison, asserting that no woman should face such disrespect. Dig deeper

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    Kunal Gaurav is a multimedia journalist with Hindustan Times, New Delhi. He handles daily editorial operations for the digital news desk, including news tracking, news prioritisation, writing and editing.

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