Left Menu
Development News Edition

Chappals hurled at Kamal Haasan

PTI | Madurai | Updated: 16-05-2019 00:08 IST | Created: 15-05-2019 23:40 IST
Chappals hurled at Kamal Haasan
Image Credit: Twitter (@iamkamalhaasan)

Chappals were hurled towards a vehicle from which actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan was addressing an election meeting in the Tirupparankundram Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday evening, police said. One person has been detained, the police said, adding that the chappals missed the target and fell on the crowd.

Haasan, founder of new political outfit Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), kicked up a controversy this week with his comment that free India's first extremist was a Hindu, a reference to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Rethinking Rural Livelihoods in the Times of COVID-19

The reverse migration caused by COVID 19 pandemic has put an additional burden of about one crore people on Indian villages particularly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal and Odisha. Besides increasing the risk of spreading the ...

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...

Videos

Latest News

Family of COVID-19 victim flees with half-burnt body after mob attacks them in J-K

A mob on Tuesday disrupted the last rites of a COVID-19 victim and forced his family members to flee with the half-burnt body here, prompting intervention by the administration which later ensured the cremation at another place as per proto...

Stop defecating in open, says Anushka Sharma in effort to curb coronavirus spread

Actor Anushka Sharma on Tuesday exhorted people to maintain hygiene and advised to stop open defecation in a bid to avoid coronavirus spread. As the country is grappling with the coronavirus crisis, the PK actor has joined the initiative wi...

Senegal postpones school restart after teachers test positive for coronavirus

Senegal has postponed the restart of schools until further notice after several teachers tested positive for the new coronavirus, the education ministry said late on Monday.The government announced on May 20 that schools would gradually res...

Egypt's ex-PM faces torture allegation in American's lawsuit

After his arrest in 2013 for documenting the deadliest crackdown on protesters in Egypts modern history, Mohamed Soltan landed in a notorious prison where he says he was brutally tortured for 21 months. He never thought hed get a chance to ...

Give Feedback