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  • Ira Bhaskar quits Censor Board to protest certification to 'MSG' January 17, 2015

    After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor board member Ira Bhaskar also decided to quit. Samson mentioned "interference, coercion and corruption of panel members and officers of the organisation appointed by the Ministry" as reasons for...
  • Censor Board is the last word, we dont interfere: Government January 17, 2015

    The Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore slammed Leela Samson saying that the tribunal was doing it's job and was an independent body. He also said that if she had allegations of co-ercion she should present evidence that there was interference. ...
  • Censor Board members up in arms, Leela Samson resigns January 16, 2015

    Just three days after the Censor Board refused certification to Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's controversial film Messenger of God, the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal overturned that decision. Hours later, Censor board Chief Leela Samson resigned, terming the Tribunal's decision "a mockery" of the Censor Board. ...
  • Leela Samson resigns: Is it time to scrap the Censor Board? January 16, 2015

    The Censor Board is up in arms after the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal cleared the release of the controversial movie 'Messenger of God' despite the board having said no to the film. Censor Board Chief Leela Samson resigned in protest and more members of the board have followed suit. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 16, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • I am not trying to play god in the movie: Dera Chief January 16, 2015

    Ram Rahim Singh denied playing god in the movie and urged protesters to see the movie for themselves before passing judgement. He also denied putting any pressure on the censor board. Dera supporters are celebrating the clearance of the film by the apellate tribunal. ...
  • This is a serious charge by the Censor board chief: Congress January 16, 2015

    Leela Samson's resignation is one among many in the recent past. The style of the Modi government is that of a dictatorial style of functioning. Independently, their work was not allowed to be carried out. That is a serious charge she has made. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 16, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Nothing objectionable in the film 'MSG - Messenger of God', says Dera chief January 16, 2015

    There has been a big controversy over the film 'MSG - Messenger of God' by Dera Saccha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim Singh. Censor board chief Leela Samson has resigned citing interference by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. ...
  • I have not called myself God in 'MSG - Messenger of God', says Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim January 16, 2015

    Gurgaon: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Friday denied that he had called himself God in the film 'MSG - Messenger of God'. He said there was nothing objectionable in his film and that the Censor Board has muted just two words. Speaking with mediapersons in Gurgaon after...
  • LPG dealers threaten indefinite strike from Tuesday February 24, 2014

    Cooking gas distributors across the country have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Tuesday to press for their multiple demands, which include withdrawal of the petroleum ministry's recent marketing discipline guidelines. The dealers are opposing the heavy financial penalties and distributorship termination clauses under the Marketing Discipline Guidelines (MDG),...
  • 'Iron Man 3' gets a fabulous opening, exhibitors happy April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Ironman 3', which has Robert Downey Jr reprising his role of superhero industrialist Tony Stark from the first two films as well as last summer's 'The Avengers', got a good opening. Hemant Panchamia MD, ESquare, Pune, says, "IM3 has taken an astronomical opening, all our properties are sold out...
  • Pak distributors won't screen Shah Rukh and Akshay's this Eid April 24, 2013

    Karachi: In a rare show of support for the local film industry, a leading Pakistani distributor and exhibitors have decided to shun two big releases Shah Rukh Khan's 'Chennai Express' and Akshay Kumar's 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbai 2' this Eid. Distributor Abdul Rashid told PTI that they...
  • 'Twilight' author swaps vampires for aliens in 'The Host' March 26, 2013

    Los Angeles: Can lightning strike twice for 'Twilight Saga' author Stephenie Meyer? Meyer trades vampires for alien beings in her latest booktofilm endeavor, 'The Host,' opening in US movie theaters on Friday. Film distributor Open Road hopes the film will attract millions of 'Twilight' fans and be the first of a...
  • I thank my parents for the award: Birju Maharaj March 18, 2013

    Chennai: Pandit Birju Maharaj said he would like to thank his parents for the National Award he won Monday for best choreography for Kamal Haasan's multilingual spy-thriller 'Vishwaroopam'. "I got to know that I won the National Award through calls I have been receiving since evening. I never had any expectations...
  • Distributors can't enter Mani Ratnam's office: HC March 14, 2013

    Chennai: Madras High Court has restrained any distributor of the film 'Kadal' from entering the office of 'Madras Talkies' and threatening staff to settle losses incurred by them and also from causing damage to the reputation to the film's director Mani Ratnam. Passing interim orders on applications filed by Mani Ratnam...
  • Vishwaroopam: Kamal Haasan files police complaint January 7, 2013

    Chennai: Amid stiff opposition to the release of his movie 'Vishwaroopam' on DTH format, actor Kamal Haasan today complained to police he has been receiving threats that the movie would be pirated and power supply to the cinemas screening it will be suspended. "I have been receiving threats that the film...
  • TNTA boycotts Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' December 23, 2012

    Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam faced more turbulence on Friday as a joint meeting held by the Tamil Nadu Theater Association(TNTA) boycotted the idea of premiering it directly on the distributed hash table. The meeting took place in Chennai and the board accepted the idea of the Chennai Theater Federation, head by Abirami...
  • Very bad, very sad: Mamata on LPG price hike October 7, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed her unhappiness over the central government's decision to hike the price of cooking gas by over Rs 11. "Do you know, how many times prices have been increased, affecting the interest of the common people during UPAII?...
  • Govt hikes LPG price by Rs 11.42 per cylinder October 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday hiked the prices of LPG by Rs 11.42 per cylinder, saying that this was done to raise the dealers' commission. The gas dealers had reportedly wanted a single price and commission of Rs 65 per cylinder, the same as on commercial cylinders. The National Federation...
  • K'taka LPG distributors threaten to stop delivery September 30, 2012

    Bangalore: LPG distributors in Karnataka on Saturday said they would stop delivery of cooking gas cylinders for domestic consumers from October 1 to highlight their problems and press the demand for revision of commission. The Distributors' commission which is Rs 25.03 for a 14.2 kg cyclinder had not...
  • LPG cap: Distributors plan strike on October 1 September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The National Federation of LPG Distributors of India has announced a nationwide strike on October 1 against the cap on subsidised cylinders introduced recently by the government to deal with its huge subsidy bill. The Federation's General Secretary Pawan Soni said that the move would create a huge...
  • Microsoft appoints first official Iraq distributor May 29, 2012

    Baghdad: Microsoft Corp. says it has appointed a local company to distribute its products in Iraq in what it says is a sign of growth for the warplagued country. Manager of Business Development for Emerging Markets Rajai S. ElKhadem said Monday that the software giant had chosen the Baghdadbased Legend Lands...
  • Producerdistributors standoff ends June 5, 2009

    Mumbai: The 2monthlong strike of multiplexes over standoff with film producers over profit sharing ratios has been called off late in the night on Thursday June 4, 2009. President of the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) Mukesh Bhatt has confirmed this news to CNNIBN. The decision was arrived at after a...
  • Prominent Pak filmmaker kidnapped from Karachi October 23, 2008

    Karachi: A prominent Pakistani filmmaker and distributor, Satish Anand, has been kidnapped in Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi, a top police official said on Tuesday. Anand, 57, a member of Pakistan's small Hindu community, runs a production house called Eveready Pictures and is a relative of famous Indian actress Juhi Chawla,...
  • Reveal commissions earned on MF schemes: SEBI August 27, 2008

    New Delhi: In a move that would bring end the undue advantage of Mutual Fund distributors over investors, SEBI has said that distributors will have to reveal commission earned on various Mutual Fund schemes. The market regulator says that investors have the right to know why a particular scheme is...
  • Family of five commits suicide in Mumbai suburb August 6, 2008

    New Delhi: In a gruesome incident, a family of five committed suicide in the Mulund suburb of Mumbai late Tuesday night. Thirtynineyearold Babu Tewar and his 33yearold wife Amothi poisoned their three children, Venkatesh, Mani and Mahalakshmi, all below the age of ten and then hanged themselves from the ceiling...
  • IOC to pay compensation for negligence in gasleak case July 15, 2008

    Bangalore: A consumer court's historic order held Indian Oil responsible for negligence in a case where a customer was burnt to death last year. Last year, Fiftysixyearold Vijayas husband was burnt to death due to negligence of the technician. The court's decision was quite unprecedented the district consumer disputes forum...
  • MultiLevel Marketing: Multitude of woes for distributors February 26, 2008

    New Delhi: MultiLevel Marketing (MLM) comes to your locality selling Product X. You join as a distributor. So does you neighbour and your neighbour's neighbour. What happens next? The area is soon flooded with Product X. You run out of buyers, and are stuck with a pile of unsold goods....
  • The truth behind those ELSS tax benefit schemes January 11, 2008

    Mumbai: If your mutual fund agent is pushing you to buy an ELSS scheme for tax benefit on investment, that may be least of his concerns. On the back of good returns and getting more investors, fund houses may be increasing your expenses by paying distributors extra commission upfront. That's the...