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‘We’re very tolerant of criticism': KTR says Faruqui, Kamra are welcome in Hyd

Describing Hyderabad as a ‘truly cosmopolitan’ city, the minister said that the Telangana govt, in fact, receives brickbats everyday from the opposition.
Telangana minister KT Rama Rao (File Photo/HT)
Telangana minister KT Rama Rao (File Photo/HT)
Published on Dec 18, 2021 04:05 PM IST
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BJP MLA calls comedians Kunal Kamra, Munawar Faruqui Pakistan's terrorists

MLA Rameshwar Sharma hit out at Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for inviting them to perform in Bhopal and said he would not allow shows of anyone who disrespected Hindu deities anywhere across the state.
File photo of comedian Kunal Kamra.
File photo of comedian Kunal Kamra.
Published on Dec 13, 2021 10:13 PM IST
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‘Come and perform in Bhopal’: Digvijaya Singh to Munawar Faruqui, Kunal Kamra

The senior Congress leader said that the only ‘condition’ is that all their jokes should be on him.
Digvijaya Singh (File Photo)
Digvijaya Singh (File Photo)
Published on Dec 13, 2021 04:38 PM IST
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After Munawar Faruqui, comic Kunal Kamra says all shows in Bengaluru cancelled

“I suppose I am seen as a variant of the virus now,” Kamra wrote in a tweet, adding a word about Munawar Faruqui, another stand-up artist who was forced to “quit” his career after all 12 of his shows in the past two months were cancelled.
Stand-up comic Kunal Kamra (File Photo)
Stand-up comic Kunal Kamra (File Photo)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 04:22 PM IST
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SC issues show-cause notices to Kunal Kamra, Rachita Taneja

The controversy erupted on November 11, when Kamra posted a series of tweets “mocking” the top court, Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde and justice DY Chandrachud.
Stand up comedian Kunal Kamra refused to apologise for his tweets and said they only stated his take on the Supreme Court of India making a “partial” decision.(Mint)
Stand up comedian Kunal Kamra refused to apologise for his tweets and said they only stated his take on the Supreme Court of India making a “partial” decision.(Mint)
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 12:01 PM IST
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Supreme Court to decide on contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra today: All you need to know

A three-judge bench, comprising justice Ashok Bhushan, justice RS Reddy and justice MR Shah, will deliver its order today, after reserving it on Thursday.
Kunal Kamra (HT File Photo)
Kunal Kamra (HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 08:01 AM IST
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Will Kunal Kamra face contempt proceedings for his tweets? Supreme Court to decide tomorrow

Attorney General K K Venugopal had last month given his consent for initiating contempt proceedings against Kamra for his November 18 tweets in which he allegedly criticised the top court.
Kamra had allegedly criticised the top court in his tweets which the Attorney General said were in “bad taste”. Venugopal had also said that it was time people understood that attacking it brazenly will attract punishment.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
Kamra had allegedly criticised the top court in his tweets which the Attorney General said were in “bad taste”. Venugopal had also said that it was time people understood that attacking it brazenly will attract punishment.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 12:26 PM IST
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AG Venugopal grants consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra

Attorney General KK Venugopal’s response came after a contempt request was filed by Allahabad-based lawyer Anuj Singh on Thursday.
The AG’s fresh consent for contempt has come close on the heels of another contempt petition being filed against Kamra for a series of tweets where he criticised the Supreme Court’s favourable ruling on Arnab Goswami’s bail request.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint file photo)
The AG’s fresh consent for contempt has come close on the heels of another contempt petition being filed against Kamra for a series of tweets where he criticised the Supreme Court’s favourable ruling on Arnab Goswami’s bail request.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint file photo)
Published on Nov 21, 2020 12:17 AM IST
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Joint Parl Committee grills Twitter on Kamra; row erupts over jurisdiction

In the meeting, Twitter policy head Mahima Kaul faced a barrage of questions from angry members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Data Protection Bill when she was summoned for giving “incongruous” written replies to some questions related to the bill.
The MPs quoted above added that the Kamra issue came up in connection to the affidavit by Twitter as discussions veered on the company’s policies on regulating objectionable content.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint file photo)
The MPs quoted above added that the Kamra issue came up in connection to the affidavit by Twitter as discussions veered on the company’s policies on regulating objectionable content.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint file photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 10:30 AM IST
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Why no action on Kunal Kamra’s tweets, Parliament panel asks Twitter to reply in 7 days

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi and Congress MP Vivek Tankha interrogated Twitter’s policy head, a day after Twitter apologised for its geo-tagging error which showed Ladakh in China.
Kunal Kamra has refused to apologise for his tweets as he said his views haven’t changed. (Mint photo)
Kunal Kamra has refused to apologise for his tweets as he said his views haven’t changed. (Mint photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 04:23 PM IST
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Contempt petition filed against comedian Kunal Kamra in Supreme Court

Referring to his tweets describing the Supreme Court as the most supreme joke of this country, AG KK Venugopal stated, “The tweets...are not only in bad taste but clearly cross the line between humour and contempt of the court”
Kunal Kamra.(HT Archive)
Kunal Kamra.(HT Archive)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 03:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

‘Won’t apologise’: Kunal Kamra tweets to Supreme Court judges on contempt complaint

Kunal Kamra said the tweets, which have been found to be in bad taste by the attorney general, reflected his view on the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arnab Goswami’s bail request.
Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra(Mint photo)
Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra(Mint photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 01:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Aloke Tikku

News updates from Hindustan Times: ‘Iconic structure’ planned near Yamuna, Central Vista length to double and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Central government has decided to build an ‘iconic structure’ called the ‘Nav Bharat Udyan’, or New India Garden, next to the Yamuna river bank(PTI)
The Central government has decided to build an ‘iconic structure’ called the ‘Nav Bharat Udyan’, or New India Garden, next to the Yamuna river bank(PTI)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 09:11 PM IST
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Kunal Kamra to face contempt case. Attorney General says he crossed the line

The Attorney General has said that the tweets by Kamra are ‘not only in bad taste but also clearly cross the line between humour and contempt of the Court’.
Kamra on Wednesday had shared a series of tweets concerning the top court in his reaction to interim bail granted to Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami by the SC in the 2018 abetment to suicide case.(File photo)
Kamra on Wednesday had shared a series of tweets concerning the top court in his reaction to interim bail granted to Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami by the SC in the 2018 abetment to suicide case.(File photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 12:19 AM IST
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Kunal Kamra takes on Kangana Ranaut, questions her Y-plus security and attacks on Maharashtra govt

Kangana Ranaut and Kunal Kamra engaged in a heated war of words on Wednesday with the comedian commenting on her Y-plus security and attacks on the government of Maharashtra.
Kunal Kamra and Kangana Ranaut had a heated argument on Twitter on Wednesday.
Kunal Kamra and Kangana Ranaut had a heated argument on Twitter on Wednesday.
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 03:34 PM IST
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‘COVID-19 is a Kunal Kamra ally’: Shashi Tharoor tweets at IndiGo, other airlines, prompts reactions

It all started with a light-hearted tweet by IndiGo in which they poked fun at Vistara airlines.
The image shows Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor.(HT File Photo)
The image shows Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2020 04:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

Vistara bans Kunal Kamra from flying till April 27 for heckling journalist on IndiGo flight

IndiGo specified a six-month period while other airlines — Air India, Spicejet and GoAir — imposed an indefinite ban on him.
Kunal Kamra was banned from flying by four airlines on January 28 after he tweeted a 111-second video that showed him heckling Goswami on a Mumbai-Lucknow flight.(Mint)
Kunal Kamra was banned from flying by four airlines on January 28 after he tweeted a 111-second video that showed him heckling Goswami on a Mumbai-Lucknow flight.(Mint)
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 08:12 PM IST
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Kunal Kamra ban halved; DGCA gets 8 weeks to look into matter

On Thursday, the court was informed by the DGCA and the internal complaints committee of IndiGo that the six- month ban has been halved and reduced to three months.
Justice Navin Chawla, however, disposed off the plea by Kamra that had challenged the six-month flying ban imposed on him by private carrier, IndiGo.(File photo)
Justice Navin Chawla, however, disposed off the plea by Kamra that had challenged the six-month flying ban imposed on him by private carrier, IndiGo.(File photo)
Published on Feb 28, 2020 02:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Kunal Kamra’s flying ban halved to 3 months by IndiGo, aviation regulator tells High Court judge

Kunal Kamra was banned by several airlines after he tweeted a video that showed him heckling a television anchor on a Mumbai-Lucknow flight(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
Kunal Kamra was banned by several airlines after he tweeted a video that showed him heckling a television anchor on a Mumbai-Lucknow flight(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 12:22 PM IST
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Hidustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

DGCA pulled up over comedian Kunal Kamra’s flight ban

The HC has also asked the aviation regulator to confirm if the action of the airlines was in consonance with the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR).
The court said that once Kamra lodged a complaint before the DGCA claiming violation of CAR by the airlines, the regulator cannot say it will not look into it.(File photo)
The court said that once Kamra lodged a complaint before the DGCA claiming violation of CAR by the airlines, the regulator cannot say it will not look into it.(File photo)
Published on Feb 26, 2020 01:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Why ban Kunal Kamra when complaint comes later? Delhi HC asks IndiGo

IndiGo banned comedian Kunal Kamra from flying in its planes for six months after he allegedly heckled television anchor Arnab Goswami on a flight last month.
Comedian Kunal Kamra wants the DGCA to advise airlines to lift the ban on him from flying.(Mint)
Comedian Kunal Kamra wants the DGCA to advise airlines to lift the ban on him from flying.(Mint)
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 03:22 PM IST
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Hindustan times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Collateral damage, tweets Kunal Kamra after AI cancels his namesake’s ticket

Comedian Kunal Kamra was banned by IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir and Air India for six months on January 28 for allegedly heckling journalist Arnab Goswami on an IndiGo’s Mumbai-Lucknow flight.
The passenger was reissued the ticket and allowed to board the flight once the airline staff at the Jaipur airport realised that he is not the comedian who is on the no-fly list of four airlines, including Air India, the officials said.(Mint)
The passenger was reissued the ticket and allowed to board the flight once the airline staff at the Jaipur airport realised that he is not the comedian who is on the no-fly list of four airlines, including Air India, the officials said.(Mint)
Updated on Feb 06, 2020 07:40 AM IST
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Vishal Bhardwaj feels Arnab Goswami ‘is less piercing’ post Kunal Kamra incident, wife Rekha Bhardwaj jokes ‘TV was on mute’

Vishal Bhardwaj feels Arnab Goswami has mellowed down after his face-off with Kunal Kamra on a flight. The comedian was banned by several airlines soon after.
Vishal Bhardwaj and Rekha Bhardwaj have different opinions on Arnab Goswami’s conduct on news channel.
Vishal Bhardwaj and Rekha Bhardwaj have different opinions on Arnab Goswami’s conduct on news channel.
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 10:14 PM IST
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Anurag Kashyap says he won’t take an IndiGo flight till ‘Kunal Kamra is allowed to fly’

In solidarity with Kunal Kamra, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has refused to fly IndiGo.
Anurag Kashyap took an early morning Vistara flight to Kolkata.
Anurag Kashyap took an early morning Vistara flight to Kolkata.
Updated on Feb 04, 2020 12:03 PM IST
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Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Tigers, Tigers Burning Bright

“His first day of safari was understandably a little disappointing,” says Sunil Mehta, avid naturalist and owner of The Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge, Tadoba, where cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, along with wife Anjali and a small group of their friends, had stayed over the Republic Day weekend
Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Mehta.
Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Mehta.
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 12:00 AM IST
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Kunal Kamra sends legal notice to IndiGo, seeks Rs 25 lakh in compensation

IndiGo had suspended comedian Kunal Kamra from flying with the airline for six months for the January 28 episode after the comedian put out a 111-second video.
File photo of comedian Kunal Kamra. (Photographed by Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
File photo of comedian Kunal Kamra. (Photographed by Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 08:51 PM IST
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Raveena Tandon does not support airlines’ ban on Kunal Kamra: ‘I don’t like him, but the ban on him was not justified’. Watch

Insisting that she does not like Kunal Kamra as a comedian, Raveena Tandon says the ban on him was not justified, adding, ‘That I will stand for’.
Mumbai: Actress Raveena Tandon at filmmaker Goldie Behl's birthday bash in Mumbai on Jan 25, 2020. (Photo: IANS)(IANS)
Mumbai: Actress Raveena Tandon at filmmaker Goldie Behl's birthday bash in Mumbai on Jan 25, 2020. (Photo: IANS)(IANS)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 10:34 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times | For Pak minister’s comment on Delhi polls,Kejriwal has a stinging jibe and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference at the Party office in New Delhi on January 30.(ANI photo)
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference at the Party office in New Delhi on January 30.(ANI photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 05:08 PM IST
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Gully Boy actor Vijay Verma thanks Kunal Kamra for taking on ‘tormentor’ journalist

Actor Vijay Verma has thanked stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for his by-now viral in-flight verbal attack on journalist Arnab Goswami.
Kunal Kamra poses with a placard outside the offices of Republic TV.
Kunal Kamra poses with a placard outside the offices of Republic TV.
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 02:10 PM IST
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‘Salaam’: Kunal Kamra tweets thank you note to IndiGo pilot

Captain Mateti underscored that the airline management acted on the basis of social media posts and not consulted the pilot-in-command before taking action against the passenger. “This is somewhat unprecedented in my 9 years of airline flying,” he wrote.
File photo of stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
File photo of stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 01:38 PM IST
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