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Aamir in soup over ‘intolerance’ remark, Rahul Gandhi comes out in his support

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New Delhi: Hours after Bollywood actor said there was a climate of intolerance in India, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi came to his support on Tuesday saying that instead of calling such people “unpatriotic and anti-national”, the government must reach out to them in order to solve India’s problems.

At the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Aamir Khan stunned the audience when he said that his wife, concerned over the prevailing conditions in the country, once suggested that their family moved out of India.

“(Wife) Kiran and I have lived all our lives in India. For the first time, she said, should we move out of India? That’s a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make to me. She fears for her child. She fears about what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers every day. That does indicate that there is a sense of growing disquiet,” he said.

Meanwhile, a complaint has been filed against the actor over his remarks at the New Ashok Nagar police station in New Delhi.

His comments drew flak from various quarters with noted actors like Anupam Kher and Raveena Tandon questioning the timing of his remarks.

https://twitter.com/TandonRaveena/status/669053692998389760

Rahul Gandhi, apparently reacting to the sharp criticism directed at Aamir, took to Twitter to express his views on the issue.

Here are some of the other reactions on Aamir Khan’s remarks.

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(Video courtesy: News World India)

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HP Considering India as a Key Focus Area

India is key focus area, 3D printers next big thing

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HP unveils 65-inch gaming display with soundbar at CES 2019. Flickr

India is a very attractive market with high brand recognition for a computer hardware producer like HP, said HP Inc’s President for Asia Pacific and Japan, Tian Chong Ng.

The Asia Pacific region — in which India is a key focus area — has been the fastest growing for HP and provided 16 per cent revenue growth last year.

In Q1 of FY2019 it registered 8 per cent growth year-on-year, said Ng in the course of the HP Reinvent 2019 conference, the company’s largest global partner event.

One reason for that is — India – and also the Asia Pacific region — tick marks on demographics trends which provide clear wins for HP: rapid urbanisation and more millennials are joining the work force.

While HP is very positive on India and recognises its potential, there are no plans yet for setting up a manufacturing base in India. Ng said it already has a manufacturing base in China apart from others in Vietnam, Thailand and Japan.

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“There is an existing ecosystem in China and we don’t have plans for setting up a manufacturing base in India, he said.

One focus area is the 3D printer, which offers HP great opportunity. Construction and automotive sectors are the focus areas here. Meanwhile, an MoU has been signed with the Andhra Pradesh government.

“To be successful in India demands that we understand it,” he said.

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HP is also pushing gaming in a big way. However, this has not led to any thinking for manufacturing mobile phones in India, despite the high number of gamers in the country spurred by affordable android phones and cheap data.

“Our strength is the PC business and we offer a whole family of products in that space,” Ng said. (IANS)