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I stand by 'Padmavati', Bhansali: Ranveer Singh

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, one of the three lead actors of “Padmavati”, on Tuesday said he stands by the movie and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali “200 per cent” amidst the ongoing controversy over its alleged content. “I am 200 percent with the film and I stand by it as well as Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Given that ... Read More »

Mamata condemns killing of Tripura journalist

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the “brutal killing” of journalist Sudip Dutta Bhowmik in Tripura. “We strongly condemn the brutal killing… My condolences to the family,” Banerjee tweeted. The journalist was shot dead on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in Bodhjung Nagar in Tripura. –IANS sgh/pgh/mr ... Read More »

Delhi court summons BJP MLA in defamation case

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday issued summons to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Manjinder Singh Sirsa in a defamation case filed by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. Metropolitan Magistrate Shefali Barnala Tandon asked Sirsa to appear before it on January 20, 2018. On May 19, Jain filed two criminal defamation complaints against sacked Minister Kapil ... Read More »

MEPA, Shillong Press Club condemn killing of Tripura journalist

Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Editors’ and Publishers’ Association (MEPA) and the Shillong Press Club on Tuesday condemned the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura. Bhowmik, a reporter of “Syandan Patrika” and television channel “Vanguard”, was shot dead by the bodyguard of the Tripura State Rifles Second Battalion Commandant on Tuesday. In a statement here, MEPA General ... Read More »

Haryana's two-fold hike in aid to WW II veterans

Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Haryana government on Tuesday announced an over two-fold increase in financial assistance given to World War II veterans and their widows. The decision will benefit 4,060 beneficiaries, Finance Minister Abhimanyu said. “The financial assistance of Rs 4,500 has been increased to Rs 10,000 per month. The financial implication on account of the enhanced financial assistance ... Read More »

Chouhan should apologise for banning Padmavati: Rajesh Joshi (IANS Interview)

By Sandeep PauranikBhopal, Nov 21 (IANS) Award winning poet and author of the verse anthology ‘Do Panktiyon Ke Beech’ (Between Two Lines) Rajesh Joshi has questioned the Madhya Pradesh government’s decision to ban the movie “Padmavati” and has demanded an aplogy from the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for his attack on the freedom of expression. In an interview with ... Read More »

I have 100 stories: Natalie Portman on sexual harassment

Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman says she has “100 stories” of sexual misconduct and harassment against her in Hollywood. “When I heard everything coming out, I was like, wow, I’m so lucky that I haven’t had this. And then, on reflection, I was like, okay, definitely never been assaulted, definitely not, but I’ve had discrimination or harassment ... Read More »

IAF chief reviews security scenario in Northeast

Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Tuesday reviewed the security scenario in the northeast with commanders from the Eastern Air Command. Dhanoa, who inaugurated the Commanders’ Conference here in Meghalaya, updated the commanders on the security scenario and infrastructure in the northeastern region. The Chief of the Air Staff exhorted all ... Read More »

Delhi court suggests removing Hanuman statue

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday made a suggestion to authorities to consider lifting an 108-foot Lord Hanuman statue in central Delhi to remove encroachment around it. The Hanuman idol was constructed on the busy Karol Bagh-Pusa Road junction. The court expressed displeasure over several illegal constructions in the national capital and referred to the ... Read More »

Threats to Bhansali, Deepika wrong: Adityanath

Gorakhpur, Nov 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said those who have threatened “Padmavati” director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone are wrong. Adityanath said the Uttar Pradesh government had already presented its views to the censor board and central government. “Those who have threatened to behead Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are wrong,” ... Read More »

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