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No ‘Padmavati’ release on Dec 1

No ‘Padmavati’ release on Dec 1

Makers defer date as row widens20 Nov 2017 | 1:27 AM

MUMBAI: The proposed release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie “Padmavati” has been deferred, the makers of the film said today. Viacom18 Motion Pictures in a statement said it had taken the decision “voluntarily”.

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Mumbai, November 19

The proposed release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie “Padmavati” has been deferred, the makers of the film said today.

Viacom18 Motion Pictures in a statement said it had taken the decision “voluntarily”. “Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind ‘Padmavati’, has voluntarily deferred the release date from December 1,” it said.

The spokesman said it had the highest regard for the law of the land and statutory bodies such as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). As a “responsible and law-abiding corporate citizen”, it was committed to following the established procedure and convention, it said.

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“We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film,” the statement read.

Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi had yesterday slammed the makers for allowing the film to be screened for various media channels before obtaining a certificate from the board. 

The CBFC had sent the film back to the producer as the application for the certification was “incomplete”.

The studio said it would soon announce the new release date for the film. “We will announce the revised release date of the film in due course. We stand firm in our commitment to tell endearing tales that resonate with our audiences the world over as we have in the past with our other projects such as ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, ‘Queen’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag; and many more,” it said.

The makers reiterated that the film was a cinematic masterpiece capturing “Rajput valour, dignity and tradition in all its glory”.  — PTI


‘Rs 1 cr bounty’: Fringe

Bareilly (UP): A fringe group on Sunday targeted actress Deepika Padukone, announcing a reward of Rs 1 crore for anyone “burning her alive”. Members of the Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha (ABKM) burnt over a hundred effigies of Padukone and Bhansali. SP Rohit Singh Sahjawan said a report had been sought. Meanwhile, UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said the movie will not be allowed to be released in the state unless its “controversial portions” are removed.

Cong, Patidar Samiti seal Patel quota deal

Cong, Patidar Samiti seal Patel quota deal

20 Nov 2017 | 1:27 AM

AHMEDABAD: After prolonged negotiations, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) today reached an agreement with the Congress on the party’s formula to ensure reservation to the Patels, if voted to power in the Gujarat Assembly elections next month.

Fertiliser DBT in Punjab and Haryana next

Fertiliser DBT in Punjab and Haryana next

20 Nov 2017 | 1:26 AM

NEW DELHI: The government will introduce direct benefit transfer (DBT) of fertiliser subsidies in Punjab and Haryana next month. Last month, the facility was rolled out in 14 states and Union Territories.

8-yr-old dies in celebratory firing

8-yr-old dies in celebratory firing

20 Nov 2017 | 1:26 AM

FARIDKOT: Eight-year-old Bikramjeet Singh Matharu was killed and another boy injured in celebratory firing at a wedding in Kotkapura today. Two uncles of the groom have been booked under Sections 304 and 336 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder and endangering lives) and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.

CISF offers consultancy to ‘make schools safe’

CISF offers consultancy to ‘make schools safe’

20 Nov 2017 | 1:26 AM

NEW DELHI: The Central Industrial Security Force has written to schools across the country, offering professional security consultancy services to ensure a “safe environment for children”, a move that comes in the wake of the killing of a student in Gurugram’s Ryan school.

Bid to crush mining GM, he blames MLA

Bid to crush mining GM, he blames MLA

20 Nov 2017 | 1:26 AM

PATIALA: A Punjab Government mining officer was allegedly beaten up, held captive and attacked inside a police station in Ghanaur today after he tried to stop a truck allegedly involved in illegal mining.

Withdraw college renaming move in 3 days: DSGMC

Withdraw college renaming move in 3 days: DSGMC

20 Nov 2017 | 1:26 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has warned that the renaming of Dyal Singh College as Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya would be opposed tooth and nail and protests would be held, if needed.

Indira@100: PM, Sonia lead salutations

Indira@100: PM, Sonia lead salutations

20 Nov 2017 | 1:26 AM

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi led salutations to Indira Gandhi as a host of political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, paid homage to the former Prime Minister on her 100th birth anniversary today.

Kiwis and the language connectCORPS DIPLOMATIQUE

Kiwis and the language connect

20 Nov 2017 | 1:34 AM

OCEANS may separate India and New Zealand, but the countries remain connected for more than two obvious choices —cricket and the Commonwealth. It may surprise many to know what binds the two is English and Hindi.


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BJP mulls Patidar for CM face

BJP mulls Patidar for CM face

20 Nov 2017 | 1:21 AM

NEW DELHI: In Gujarat, while the BJP contends the situation “very much under control”, apparently it is “not quite how its top leadership would have preferred it to be”. There are now speculations that party chief Amit Shah may be having a change of heart over his original plan to go with incumbent Chief Minister Vijay Rupani as the BJP face in the coming elections.

CITY FOCUS

200 suspects quizzed, 1,000 autos checked

20 Nov 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Police are yet to make any significant progress in the gang rape of the 22-year-old Dehradun girl on Friday in the forest area near Sector 53.

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Pvt banks gave Rs 17,600-cr farm loans in excess: RBI

20 Nov 2017 | 1:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has found some private banks guilty of having given excess agriculture loans worth Rs 17,600 crore.

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A CM compelled to assert presence

20 Nov 2017 | 1:10 AM

There was a bit of good news last week. Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh intends to be in contention for another term after this one is over in 2022. This was a positive declaration because now the voters know that the person at the helm of their state does have a stake in doing well.

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Few jobs, long queues, villagers fret

20 Nov 2017 | 1:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ best sums up the plight of border area residents.

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Evolve method to penalise guilty, Lokayukta asks govt

20 Nov 2017 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Lokayukta has asked the state government to evolve a method so as to fix responsibility and impose a penalty on revenue officials who deliberately delay mutation that eventually leads to dissatisfaction among people.

Did cops hush up rape case for crores?

Did cops hush up rape case for crores?

20 Nov 2017 | 12:51 AM

SHIMLA: With no concrete evidence against four prime suspects in the infamous Kotkhai minor rape and murder case, the CBI is now focusing on the money angle that prompted the police to hush up the case.

2-month-long ops led to Lashkar killings

2-month-long ops led to Lashkar killings

20 Nov 2017 | 12:52 AM

SRINAGAR: The relentless operations in Hajin for the past over two months by security forces yielded fruits on Saturday when they eliminated the six-member Pakistani group of the Lashkar-e-Toiba which was involved in many killings and also injuring CRPF commandant Chetan Cheeta.

Mugabe axed as ruling party chief

Mugabe axed as ruling party chief

20 Nov 2017 | 1:22 AM

HARARE:Robert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe’s president hours after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge, a source familiar with the negotiations said.

Moody’s withdraws RCom’s corporate family rating after missed payment

Moody’s withdraws RCom’s corporate family rating after missed payment

18 Nov 2017 | 4:07 PM

NEW DELHI: Moody’s Investors Service has withdrawn debt-laden Reliance Communications’ corporate family rating, citing a missed scheduled payment related to the company’s dollar bond. “Moody’s has today withdrawn Reliance Communications’ (RCom) Ca corporate family rating (CFR) and its negative outlook."

NoKL Rahul (73*) and Shikhar Dhawan (94) scored at close to 4.5 runs an over during their partnership in Kolkata on Sunday. PTI

Dhawan, Rahul make hay in sunshine

20 Nov 2017 | 2:21 AM

KOLKATA:The Shikhar Dhawan-KL Rahul opening partnership in the second innings of the first Test today was 166 in 37.1 overs; this compared rather favourably with their grand stand of 0 in the first innings, coming off 1 ball.

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Did he or didn’t he? A slight case of DRS brain-fade

20 Nov 2017 | 2:21 AM

KOLKATA:A possible case of a Steve Smith-style brain-fade, dugout-signalling might get the International Cricket Council (ICC) going through the footage of today’s play.

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Olympics champ Ayana bags gold

20 Nov 2017 | 2:21 AM

NEW DELHI:Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana, 2016’s female world athlete of the year, clinched the gold medal in the Delhi Half Marathon today as thousands of Delhiites turned up despite concerns about air pollution.

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20 Nov 2017 | 12:57 AM
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