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    Kamal Haasan lashes out at casting couch culture, says none should favour it

    Chennai: Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan today lashed out at the “casting couch culture,” which choreographer Saroj Khan defended, saying no woman should favour it and diminish the rights of women including his daugther in the film industry. “It is the right of a woman to refuse to sit, lie down or kick away that couch, and no woman shall talk in favour of it and reduce (diminish) the rights of

  • Renuka Chowdhury defends her casting couch comment

    New Delhi: Following her sensational claim that Parliament is not immune to practices like casting couch, Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury on Tuesday clarified that casting couch implies taking away privileges from women and using it for one’s personal benefit.

  • Bharatiya sanskar: Good girls don’t laugh?

    When loud, mocking, female laughter was heard in Parliament, Vice President Venkaih Naidu chided the boisterous MP Renuka Chowdhury, asking her what was wrong with her, did she need a doctor? To which Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to let her be, since he hadn’t had the good fortune of hearing such laughter since the serial Ramayan.

  • Pick battles, don’t play gender cards

    Renuka was justifiably rebuked for having cackled in Parliament during the Prime Minister’s reply to the President’s address. Laughing loudly while any member is speaking is a breach of House etiquette, more so when the PM is on his feet. It is, in fact, downright rude.

  • Why is PM Narendra Modi getting offended by an innocent laughter?

    India’s 14th Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi will complete four years in office in May 2018. These past three-and-a-half years have passed quickly and now everyone is interested in government’s report card on jobs and development rather than on shrill rhetoric. Something funny and amusing happened during the past couple of days in the parliament when PM Modi while speaking in both the houses of parliament replying to the motion of thanks address of

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    Renuka Chowdhury stirs row, says ‘rape to chalte hi rehte hain’

    New Delhi: In what may give the opposition parties fresh ammunition to target the grand old party in the run up to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Congress senior leader Renuka Chowdhury on Tuesday sparked a controversy with her “rape to chalte hi rehte hain” (rape is common) remark and said that one would not pat those in power because of delayed police action.

  • Price rise ‘alarming’, there should be a ‘state of emergency’

    New Delhi: Condemning Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s ‘Ache Din’ promise, Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury on Thursday said the price rise is really “an alarming situation”, adding that it should be “a state of emergency”.

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    Renuka Chowdhury cheated us by taking bribe for poll ticket, claims tribal leader’s wife

    Khammam (Telangana): B Kalawati, the wife of a tribal leader from Telangana, on Saturday accused Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury of cheating after the latter allegedly took Rs. 1.10 crore to give a Congress Party ticket to her husband to enable him contest from the Wyra state assembly constituency. She further alleged that Chowdhury did not give her husband the ticket, but gave it to somebody else.