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Karnataka CM tells Haryana to act against those threatening Deepika

Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has urged the Haryana government to act against fringe elements threatening to bodily harm Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone for her lead role in Hindi film Padmavati. I have asked Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to take strict action against those threatening to harm Deepika, as she just played the lead role in the...

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India has put 'Dharma' at centre of governance: Naidu

Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Dharma is for the stability of society, maintenance of social order and the general well-being and progress of human kind, and India has put Dharma at the centre of governance, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday. Addressing the members of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Advocates Associations here, he said: Upholding Dharma means sustaining our civiliza...

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'Padmavati' not to be released in Rajasthan without changes: CM

Jaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday said that 'Padmavati' will not be released in Rajasthan till necessary changes as per the suggestions given to the Centre were incorporated in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie. Earlier in the day, the state Home Minister said the state is considering a ban on the movie within the state as per the legal framework and is seeking...

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Security cover of Manipur Congress MLAs slashed

Imphal, Nov 20 (IANS) The security cover of 16 Congress legislators in Manipur has been slashed to seven personnel each, from the earlier count of 15, with effect from Monday, a police officer said. L.M. Khaute, Director General of Police, said the security personnel withdrawn from the MLAs would be used for the overall security arrangement during the two-day visit of President Ram Nath ...

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Rajasthan considering 'Padmavati' ban, seeking legal opinion

Jaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan government is considering a ban on 'Padmavati' movie within the legal framework and seeking legal advice on the issue, Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said on Monday. He said a meeting of senior Home Department officials was called to discuss the planned ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's coming movie. We are seeking the Law Department's advice. ...

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Coal tar put on 'Biswa Bangla' logo, Trinammol accuses BJP

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Amid controversy about the ownership of Biswa Bangla logo, some miscreants allegedly put coal tar on it and also on photographs of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, printed on banners along both sides of the VIP road in the northeastern outskirts of the city. Some unknown persons put coal tar on the Biswa Bangla logo and on the photographs of the Chief Minister print...

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Aircraft built on Mumbai building terrace, ready to soar

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) In an unparalleled achievement, a commercial pilot who made a full-fledged aircraft on the terrace of his residence has been awarded a registration by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, a top official said here on Monday. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis formally handed over the DGCA certificate to Capt. Amol Yadav, presently a Deputy Chief Pilot with Jet Ai...

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GJM suspends Bimal Gurung, elects Binay Tamang as new chief

Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) The central committee of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president, a source close to the party said. The decision was taken in the party's central committee meeting held in Darjeeling district's Ghum in the northern West Bengal hills....

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Ivanka's schedule under tight wraps due to high threat perception

Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The threat perception to US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, who is visiting India this month, is very high and the US government has requested the authorities not to disclose even the slightest piece of information about her schedule, a senior official said on Monday. Ivanka Trump, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be addressing the in...

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Mamata in north Bengal for all-party meet on Darjeeling hills

Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached north Bengal on Monday where she is scheduled to hold an all-party meeting on November 21 to discuss the situation in Darjeeling hills, a state minister said. Banerjee would conduct the all-party meeting in the presence of Chief Secretary Malay De, state Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purkayastha and rep...

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Former I&B Minister P.R. Dasmunsi dead; PM, Sonia, AIFF condole

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who suffered a stroke in 2008 and slipped into coma, passed away at Apollo Hospital here on Monday. He was 72. Dasmunsi is survived by his wife Deepa Dasmunsi and son Priyadeep, who were at his side when he died. He served as Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) and Parliamenta...

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Don't criticise just for sake of criticism, Punjab CM tells rivals

Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) With political opponents questioning his style of functioning and Punjab government's performance, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said while it welcomed healthy criticism, the opposition should refrain from criticism just for the sake of criticism. Addressing first-time legislators at an orientation programme here, the senior Congress leader urged all ...

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GJM suspends Bimal Gurung, elects Binay Tamang as new chief

Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) The central committee of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president, a source close to the GJM said. The decision was taken in the party's central committee meeting held in Darjeeling district's Ghum in the northern West Bengal hills.

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Punjab CM welcomes move for Rahul's elevation as Congress chief

Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday welcomed the proposed elevation of Rahul Gandhi as the Congress President, describing it as a step in the right direction to revive the party's fortunes ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Singh, who by his own admission was hurt by the way that Rahul had treated a senior leader like him in the run up to the Februar...

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Meghalaya Governor seeks EC's views on disqualification of 17 MLAs

Shillong, Nov 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has sought the Election Commission's views on the disqualification of 17 state legislators who resigned as Parliamentary Secretaries after an adverse High Court verdict, official sources said on Monday. A Raj Bhavan communique said Prasad referred the matter to the Election Commission, as required under Article 192 (2) of the Consti...

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Cinema is all about love: SRK at IFFI inaugural

Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Amid the raging Padmavati controversy as well as the row over exclusion of two films from a section of the 48th IFFI, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, through a mixture of symbolism and subtlety, spoke of cinema as a balm of love for dissent and a catalyst for unity, at the inauguration of the movie jamboree here on Monday. Shah Rukh spoke in the presence of Unio...

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CMs Shivraj, Amarinder jump on anti-'Padmavati' wagon, Mamata says attack on freedom of expression

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Even as the release of Padmavati has been deferred, three Chief Ministers on Monday jumped into the controversy with Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan announcing a ban on the film in his state, while his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh backed the Rajput community in its protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama that is mired in controversy.

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Exposure of personal data in name of Aadhaar 'dangerous': Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said exposure of personal data in the name of Aadhaar linking is very dangerous for the freedom of expression of the country. I am in favour of a unique card (identification). There cant be different cards for a person. But in the name of Aadhar card... in the modern age... the way in which details are being expo...

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Trade unions to intensify protest against closing of PSUs

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Protesting against centre's attempts to close down and privatise a number of central public sector organisations in the country, the central trade unions in West Bengal organised a joint convention here on Monday to charter a four point demand. The joint forum comprising of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), All Indi...

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Bengal politicians pay tributes to Dasmunsi

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, politicians in West Bengal on Monday paid glowing tributes to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who passed away earlier in the day in New Delhi. Condolences poured in from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and senior Ministers like Subrata Mukherjee, Partha Chatterjee, and Sovandeb Chattopadhyay. Former Union Minister fo...

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