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  • Any such action against the film saddens me, hope it comes out looking better when re-released: Arif Zakaria on producer withdrawing 'Nanak Shah Fakir' from theatres 5 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even though the movie lovers have been lauding 'Nanak Shah Fakir', producer Harvinder Singh Sikka decided to withdraw the film from theatres across the world following wide-spread resentment among the Sikh masses over its content. "As per the directions of holy Akal Takht (the highest temporal seat of...
  • China to crack down on exotic dancers at village funerals 9 hours 33 minutes ago

    China will crack down on strippers who perform at rural funerals, the Ministry of Culture said on Thursday, taking aim at performances it described as illegal and which corrupt "social morals". State media have said burlesque shows at some funerals aim to draw more mourners and show off the family's wealth,...
  • Hit by beef ban, butchers eye foreign-origin Jersey cows, say they may be less sacred than local cattle 12 hours 34 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Battling a beef ban that has threatened their livelihoods, Muslim traders in India are seeking permission to slaughter foreign-origin Jersey cows they think will not be as sacred to the country's majority Hindus as locally bred cattle. Several states led by the Bharatiya Janata Party have either brought new laws...
  • Hit by beef ban, Indian butchers eye Jersey cows Yesterday

    Mumbai: Battling a beef ban that has threatened their livelihoods, Muslim traders in India are seeking permission to slaughter foreign-origin Jersey cows they think will not be as sacred to the country's majority Hindus as locally bred cattle. Several states led by the Hindu nationalist Baratiya Janata Party of Prime Minister...
  • Amidst 'he's cute' sighs, Jordan's Prince becomes the youngest to chair UN Security Council meet Yesterday

    United Nations: Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince has become the youngest person ever to chair a meeting of the UN Security Council, to applause and some "He's cute!" sighs. Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II led an open debate on how youth can combat violent extremism and what he calls its...
  • Eating beef not a fundamental right: Maharashtra government tells HC 3 days ago

    Mumbai: It is not a fundamental right of a citizen to eat beef and the state legislation can regulate consumption of flesh of animals, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court. Advocate General Sunil Manohar made this submission while opposing a bunch of petitions challenging the ban on...
  • ISKCON extends its support to ban on slaughter of cows 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The International (RPT)International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) extended its support to the ban on slaughter of cows on Tuesday, saying that rearing these animals would add much more to the economy rather than killing them. "The cottage industry through cow protection and cow rearing is a wonderful model for...
  • CM Fadnavis defends beef ban, says government's decision justified 5 days ago

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis defended the controversial beef ban in the state saying the Constitution makes provision for a cow slaughter ban. He said, "The government is justified in implementing beef ban. Ban on cow slaughter is what people of Maharashtra wants. The government will listen to what people...
  • 30 minutes: Beef ban in Maharashtra 6 days ago

    BJP-ruled state Maharashtra banned sale and consumption of beef and has imposed a five-year jail term for cow slaughter. ...
  • San Francisco board approves wild animal performance ban 6 days ago

    San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to ban performances of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment, including appearances in circuses or on the sets of movies, television shows and commercials. The measure, approved 11-0 by the board on Tuesday and expected to be enacted in a final vote...
  • Being vegetarian a personal choice: Kamal Haasan on beef ban 6 days ago

    After Maharashtra government has put a ban on beef, veteran actor Kamal Haasan said being a vegetarian should be a matter of personal choice. In an exclusive interview to Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Haasan said, "According to scriptures, Brahmins used to be beef eaters. I don't eat beef anymore, it's...
  • Injury hits comeback for Pakistan's Mohammad Amir 1 week ago

    Paceman Mohammad Amir's comeback after his ban for spot-fixing has been halted by a hamstring injury which will take up to three weeks to recover, his agent said Friday. The left-arm quick suffered the injury on his 23rd birthday -- the second day of the Patron's Trophy Grade II final in...
  • Censor Board stifles my freedom: Kamal Haasan April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan says he has an ongoing struggle against the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to achieve creative freedom. The 60-year-old actor, whose 2013 film 'Vishwaroopam' was initially banned in Tamil Nadu for 15 days and saw a release only after muting certain scenes, has always...
  • Now, Chandigarh bans the screening of 'Nanak Shah Fakir' April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: After Punjab, the controversial film 'Nanak Shah Fakir' has been banned in Chandigarh as well. The movie, based on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, was scheduled to be released in theaters across the country on April 17. The Chandigarh administration has banned the film following an MHA...
  • Yemen is 'in flames', immediate cease-fire needed, says UN chief April 17, 2015

    Washington: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen to spur peace talks and get lifesaving aid into the impoverished Middle East nation. The UN chief on Thursday addressed "the many fateful challenges" the world confronts, from 50 million refugees and displaced people the largest number...
  • No problem with people eating fishes, goats but won't allow cow slaughter: Nitin Gadkari April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as there is a massive public outrage over the beef ban in Maharashtra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said ban on cow slaughter is necessary to save the ecology. He also lent support to the Maharashtra government's diktat to show Marathi films during primetime slots. He said, "Today...
  • Tamil group DK holds mangalsutra removal event, beef banquet April 14, 2015

    Chennai: Fringe Tamil group Dravida Kazhagam on Tuesday carried out a mangalsutra removal event along with a beef eating banquet in Chennai. The outfit's mangalsutra removal protest is being organised a month after a local private television channel Puthiya Thalaimurai was attacked for carrying out a promo on the relevance...
  • 'Unfreedom' director Raj Amit Kumar calls for freedom of expression April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: After 'Unfreedom' was banned from releasing in India, its director Raj Amit Kumar has released a video appealing to everyone to sign a petition addressed to the prime minister, to protect the freedom of expression of all Indian citizens. The video, which was uploaded on Youtube on April 9,...
  • Chennai: DK to hold 'Beef banquet' to protest against ban on cow slaughter, beef-eating April 14, 2015

    Chennai: Holding that preserving the rights guaranteed under the Constitution, including freedom of expression, was its priority, the Madras High Court on Monday cleared the decks for controversial 'Mangalsutra removal and beef banquet' to be held on Tuesday by Dravidar Kazhagam. "I am only concerned about freedom of expression and Article...
  • Ban on beef by Maharashtra government is nothing but cultural aggression, says Girish Karnad April 10, 2015

    Amid a row over Maharashtra government's decision to ban beef in the state, playwright Girish Karnad hit out at the government. He has called the ban a cultural aggression. ...
  • Bengaluru: Dalit organisations to eat beef in public opposing beef ban April 9, 2015

    Bengaluru: Some Dalit organisations have organized a beef eating programme in Bengaluru on Thursday. They have invited noted playwright and actor Girish Karnad to attend the function and eat beef in protest against the ban on beef eating by Maharashtra government. According to them Karnad has agreed to attend the...
  • NGT bans 10-year-old diesel vehicles: Is this the only way to lower Delhi's pollution levels? April 8, 2015

    Two days after the launch of the Air Quality Index, the National Green Tribunal has banned all diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years old in Delhi. ...
  • Arun Jaitley supports Maharashtra government's decision on beef ban, marathi movies April 8, 2015

    Supporting the Maharashtra government's decision on the screening of the marathi movies, Finance Minister on Wednesday said that this decision was taken 10 years ago. ...
  • Delhi government studying NGT ban on diesel vehicles older than 10 years April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Hours after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned diesel vehicles older than 10 years in the national capital, Delhi government said it would study the order and soon come up with a detailed report. "We are studying the NGT's order and we will soon prepare a detailed report in...
  • National Green Tribunal bans all diesel vehicles older than 10 years in Delhi April 8, 2015

    Two days after the launch of the Air Quality Index, the National Green Tribunal has banned all diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years old in Delhi. ...
  • Can government decide what we see and what we eat? April 7, 2015

    After banning the beef in Maharashtra, the state government has now made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm. ...
  • Ban only on beef, not on slaughter of other animals, clarifies Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis April 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday clarified in the state Assembly that the ban was only on beef and not on the slaughter of other animals. The clarification came after the advocate general Sunil Manohar clarified that he never suggested extending the ban to include goats. Fadnavis said,...
  • These guys are out there to score some 'maal' and it is some real good stuff April 7, 2015

    One shady evening, three college boys, who are in desperate need of a fix call up a dealer to score some 'maal'. They are scared but they go and pick up the stuff. And it was the best stuff they have ever had. ...
  • Beef ban in Maharshtra won't extend to goats, clarifies Advocate General April 7, 2015

    Mumbai: A day after the Bombay High Court, while hearing a slew of petitions against the beef ban, asked the government to explain why the ban only extends to the slaughter of cows and bulls, attorney general Sunil Manohar has clarified that he never suggested extending the ban to include...