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Chouhan should apologise for banning Padmavati: Rajesh Joshi

Bhopal, 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 IANS the poet said the contested fig...

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'Padmavati' protests much ado about nothing?

It's that time of the year again when our sentiments are hurt, and it is acceptable to temporarily suspend liberal democracy because of it. The latest victim of the now-ubiquitous tyranny of hurt sentiments has been Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati, which has been accused of twisting historical facts. After a series of unfortunate events over the last week pertaining to the movie, which involved...

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India, World Bank ink $100mn loan agreement for solar parks

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) India and the World Bank on Monday signed a $100-million loan and grant agreement to help the country increase its solar power generation capacity, an official statement said. The loan for Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project would go towards financing solar parks in the country, a Finance Ministry release said here. The funding has two componen...

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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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Protesting Rajput groups demand ban on 'Padmavati'

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Over 200 big and small Rajput organisations staged protests and demanded a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film Padmavati here on Monday. Thousands of Rajputs have come from different parts of Maharashtra and other places to demand a ban on the film. The protests will continue till the community's demands are met, said Raj Purohit, the organiser and national...

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'Padmavati' distorts history, will not release in MP: Chouhan

Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) In yet another blow to the makers of historical period drama Padmavati, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said that a film that distorts history and was against the respect of the country's mother Padmavatiji would not be allowed to be screened in the state. If historical facts are distorted, and if anything is shown or said in the movie ...

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Chouhan says 'Padmavati' not to release in MP, Amarinder backs Rajputs' objections

Chandigarh/Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) In more trouble for Padmavati, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said the film will not be released in his state even if it clears the Censor Board, while his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh backed the Rajput community for objecting to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama that is mired in controversy. While Chouhan annou...

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'Padmavati' won't release in MP, says CM

Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama Padmavati, which is mired in controversy, will not be released in Madhya Pradesh for distorting facts, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on Monday. Chouhan said that a film which has distorted facts about Rajput queen Padmavati and shows or says anything to disrespect her, will not be released in Madhya...

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Big victories for Bengal, Services in Ranji Trophy

Amritsar, Nov 19 (IANS) Punjab lost to Bengal by an innings and 19 runs while Services outplayed Chhattisgarh by an innings and nine runs on Day 3 of a sixth round match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Sunday. Ishan Porel's five wicket haul helped Bengal to outplay Punjab, who scored 213 in their second innings. Diwesh Pathania scalped seven wickets to give Services their ...

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Congress questions Centre's claim of note ban hitting Maoism

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the central government's claim that demonetisation will end Left wing extremism has been proven wrong, mentioning that there have been 17 major Maoist attacks since November 8, 2016, when the move to scrap high-value currency was announced. Yesterday (Thursday), in a cowardly attack carried out at the Jharkhand-Chhattisgarh border (Boo...

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Four held for gang-rape of girl in MP

Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) Four persons have been arrested for the gang-rape of a Class IX girl, police said on Thursday. The girl was lured by the accused and sexually assaulted for several days by four accused, police said. The girl has since been rescued. Two of the accused along with their woman accomplice Luxmi had lured the girl away from Gadhakota police station...

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BJP trying to get liquor into Gujarat, Congress complains to EC

Ahmedabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Congress Gujarat unit President Bharatsinh Solanki on Thursday accused the BJP of planning to smuggle in liquor in large quantity into poll-bound Gujarat and urged the EC to appoint special observers in border areas of the dry state. In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti, Solanki called for sealing of border areas in Gujarat to prevent breach of th...

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MP tribal woman mortgages jewellery to build toilet

Dewas (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) Inspired by the central government's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a tribal woman in this Madhya Pradesh district mortgaged her jewellery to build a toilet in her house. Annapurna Bai lives in Amodiya village with four children, including two daughters, and her husband, a labourer. She says she did not like defecating in the open so without waiting for gove...

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Woman gang-raped in MP, refuses to lodge complaint

Indore, Nov 15 (IANS) A young woman was gang-raped by five men in Indore in Madhya Pradesh but she refused to file a complaint, police said on Wednesday. Police sources said five young men called the woman on the pretext of lending her money on Tuesday night, took her in a car and gang-raped her in Chhatripur area before dumping her on the roadside. Police questioned the woman an...

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Manvajit, Shreyasi on top at national shooting event

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Former World Champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Commonwealth Games silver medallist Shreyasi Singh, respectively, led the field in the Mens and Womens Trap events on the first day of the 61st National Shooting Championship here on Wednesday. Manavjit shot 49 out of 50 after two rounds and leads junior Aman Ali Elahi who is also on the same score, while Rio Olympi...

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India's malnutrition disease burden 12 times higher than China: Report

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Disease burden due to child and maternal malnutrition in India was 12 times higher per person than in China in 2016 even as the life expectancy at birth in the country improved by over a decade, said a report on Tuesday. Titled India State-level Disease Burden Report and Technical Paper, the comprehensive report indicated that although the disease burden due to m...

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Distressed over debts, two farmers end lives in MP

Bhopal, Nov 14 (IANS) Distressed over debt, two farmers ended their lives in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, police said. The suicides were reported from Damoh and Guna districts of Madhya Pradesh. Rama Patel, 55, of Kankar village falling under Patharia police station in Damoh district had taken a loan from several moneylenders, according to police. The farmer began selling m...

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BJP has no agenda but to spread hatred, divide society: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow, Nov 13 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of spreading hatred and dividing the society for petty gains. The BJP has no agenda, neither development or anything else, all that they know is to spread rumours, speak lies and prop up one false issue after another, he told reporters in Unnao enroute to Kanpur fo...

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Government launches BharatNet Phase II, telcos give cheques to participate in project

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The government on Monday launched Phase II of BharatNet project through which it aims to provide high-speed broadband connections to all panchayats by the end of 2019. Major telecom players like Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone India have given cheques to the government to hire infrastructure in gram panchayats (GPs) to provide broadband se...

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Rs 34,000-crore BharatNet Phase II to launch on Monday

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Aiming to provide high-speed broadband connectivity in all panchayats by the end of March 2019, the government is all set to launch its second phase of the BharatNet project, with an outlay of Rs 34,000 crore, on Monday, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said here on Sunday. BharatNet Phase I is 90 per cent completed. By December 2017 it will be fully complete...

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