April 20

100,000 sign petition to ban Donald Trump from UK

first_imgMore than 100,000 people have signed an online petition to ban Donald Trump from entering the U.K., after the billionaire tycoon called for a “shutdown” of Muslims coming to America.“The U.K. has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech,” the petition explains. “The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the U.K. If the United Kingdom is to continue applying the ‘unacceptable behavior’ criteria to those who wish to enter its borders, it must be fairly applied to the rich as well as poor, and the weak as well as powerful.”The U.S. presidential candidate drew fierce criticism this week for advocating a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Later comments suggesting that parts of London and Paris were so “radicalized” that police refuse to go to them were met with similar anger. “The only reason I wouldn’t go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump,” London Mayor Boris Johnson said.The quickly amassed signatures mean the issue will now be considered for debate in parliament.“Petitions which reach 100,000 signatures are almost always debated,” the U.K. government website explains. Also On POLITICO Donald Trump slams ‘radical’ Paris and London By Vince Chadwick and Paul Dallison Donald Trump calls for ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims’ coming to US By Daniel Strauss and Eli Stokolslast_img read more

November 27

Sports tournaments to be held across Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 7 (PTI) In a bid to promote sports culture, week-long assembly sports tournaments will be held across the national capital by the AAP government, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said today while inaugurating the first of its kind at Patparganj. Sisodia said East Vinod Nagars sports complex, where the event is being held, would be equipped with adequate facilities to make it fit for hosting Fifa Under-17 tournament matches, scheduled later this year. “Local sportspersons will be able to make good use of the facilities later. This is going to be the opening of a new chapter of sports in Delhi. This will also answer the question of those who wants to make career out of sports,” Sisodia, who represents the Patparganj constituency, said. The event, with around 3,000 participants, has a line up of sports such as Kho Kho, Kabbadi, Volley Ball, Basket Ball, Football, Badminton, Table Tennis, Chess, Boxing, Tug-of-war, boxing and athletics. The tournament, open to voters and children of Patparganj constituency, has been categorised for children under the age of 12 years, 14 years, 17 years and 19 years respectively. There is a separate segment for people who are aged above 19 years. PTI SBR IKAlast_img read more