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Weather divide: Heatwaves grip North India while heavy rain in South

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported a severe heat wave in parts of Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Even the hill stations in Himachal Pradesh reeled from the scorching conditions. Maximum temperatures reached 36 degrees Celsius in Dharamshala, 44.4 degrees in Una. (Photo: agencies)!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(isFBCampaignActive) { if (!isFBCampaignActive) { return; } (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; n = f.fbq = function() { n.callMethod ? n.callMethod(...arguments) : n.queue.push(arguments); }; if (!f._fbq) f._fbq = n; n.push = n; n.loaded = !0; n.version = '2.0'; n.queue = []; ...
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‘South Indians look like Africans …’: Sam Pitroda’s racist remark stirs controversy | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Sam Pitroda on Wednesday courted another controversy as he compared Indians from different parts of the nation to Chinese, Arabs, Whites and Africans while talking about diversity and democracy in India during an interview."We are a shining example of democracy in the world...we could hold country together as diverse as India where people in East look like Chinese, people in West look like Arab, people in North look like maybe white and people in South look like Africa.Doesn't matter, we are all brothers and sisters," said the chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress.Soon after the clip of the remark went viral on social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at Sam Pitroda during his Telangana rally. "I am very angry today... I am very angry with the ...