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Kamal Haasan – the atheist who divided India into Godse supporters and Godse shamers this week

For his comments on Godse being a Hindu terrorist, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has had shoes, eggs and stones thrown at him.

Facing heat for Godse comment, Kamal Haasan says every religion has its terrorists

Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan reiterated his statements on extremists, saying he was unafraid of being arrested but warned an attempt would escalate tensions.

Pragya Thakur calls Nathuram Godse a ‘patriot’, retracts remark hours later

BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur apologised for calling Nathuram Godse a 'deshbhakt' as the party distanced itself from the remark.
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Madras High Court rejects Kamal Haasan’s plea to quash FIR against Hindu terrorist remark

Kamal Haasan stoked a controversy Sunday with his statement that free India's first extremist was a Hindu, referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi

Godse, raised as a girl, saw Gandhi as an ‘effeminate’ Father who didn’t protect Mother India

Nathuram Godse wanted Hinduism to attain the masculinity that the colonial rule represented. Gandhi wanted the opposite.

There’s a lobby that wants to keep Nathuram Godse alive. And it’s not the Hindu Right

On national TV, these Godse-contra cheerleaders even challenge BJP supporters to say ‘Godse Murdabad’ to prove their patriotism.

Free India’s first terrorist was a Hindu, he killed Gandhi: Kamal Haasan

Actor & politician Kamal Haasan said at a rally that terrorism in India started with Nathuram Godse, who killed Mahatma Gandhi.
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Remembering Sridevi, the outsider who ruled Bollywood

On her first death anniversary, ThePrint looks back at the female superstar who matched Bollywood heroes step for step.
Rajnikanth

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth will not contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls

Rajinikanth appeals to people to vote for a party they believe will permanently solve Tamil Nadu's water crisis.
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Kamal Haasan looking for alliances to contest Lok Sabha elections

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan said his Makkal Needhi Maiam party was open to forging a partnership with like-minded parties

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.