Riots erupt after `Idol’ slur

first_imgBy Manik Banerjee THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CALCUTTA, India – An angry mob set vehicles ablaze in riots after a radio host made derogatory comments about the winner of the TV show “Indian Idol,” officials said Saturday. More than 60 people were injured. The violence broke out Friday. Supporters of Prashant Tamang, the recent winner of the TV singing competition, took to the streets of the town of Siliguri to protest what they perceived as a radio show host’s ethnic slur against Tamang, said state police official R.J.S. Nalwa. Tamang is an Indian citizen of Nepalese origin. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The protesters apparently blocked a road and refused to let an ambulance carrying a patient pass. Police intervened, firing guns and tear gas and using batons in self-defense, said Nalwa. Twelve police officers were among the injured, he said. In a message to fans, Tamang called for peace, saying, “violence has no place in song or music.”last_img read more

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Recruits, Players React on Social Media After Win Over West Virginia

first_imgThe Cowboys showing that we should be in the top 10 and not WVU ????? #Gopokes— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) October 29, 2016 #AGTG— ⚜ (@kevinhenryy_) October 29, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Congrats coach! Well deserved! https://t.co/C2YBsEO94M— Emmanuel Ogbah (@EmanOgbah) October 30, 2016 Love my team life’s good ??— LDee Brown ☝? (@L7eebrown) October 29, 2016 #GoPokes ?— Brendan Vaughn? (@run_like_bv) October 29, 2016 Man that was a hell of a win blessed to be here at OSU ??— Lenzy Pipkins (@Pippy_LONGsock) October 29, 2016 How about them Cowboys ??— SUPERMAN (@OfficialTylan2) October 29, 2016 They steady screamin out my failures and whisperin my accomplishments #GloryUp pic.twitter.com/tnURMOegJU— Ramon Richards (@chief_vii) October 29, 2016 How bout them Cowboys ?? Great game today #OkStateHC— BATMAN?? (@TracinWallace) October 29, 2016 After downing No. 10 West Virginia at home on Saturday, players and recruits shared their excitement on social media. Here’s what they had to say on Saturday:Thank God ??— Chris Lacy II (@Gifted_CLacy) October 29, 2016 Today was fun. Thank you Pokes for coming out !!!— Chad Whitener (@MountChad) October 29, 2016 #GoPokes— Grayson Boomer (@BoomerGrayson) October 29, 2016 Annnnnddddd… #GoPokes— Mason Rudolph (@Rudolph2Mason) October 30, 2016 Shoutout to our fans! ??#greatteamwin!— Vincent Taylor (@BallOut_96) October 29, 2016last_img read more

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