Baahubali: The Conclusion, a highly-anticipated film globally this year, may face problem in its theatrical release in Karnataka next month. According to reports, some pro-Kannada groups are trying to gain political mileage by embroiling the film in a political controversy. Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? is the main question that drives the second part of the epic series. And Sathyaraj, who plays Kattappa in the film, is in the eye of the storm due to his some inflammatory statements made during the unrest between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka over Cauvery water-sharing dispute in the past.
As part of its statewide operation launched to check cattle smuggling and illegal slaughter, the Uttar Pradesh Police have sealed 12 “illegal” slaughterhouses and also arrested 43 persons in connection with 27 cases lodged against 60 alleged cattle smugglers.
A DGP headquarters spokesperson said that DGP Javeed Ahmed had directed officials to initiate action against the slaughterhouses being run “illegally” as well as “illegal smuggling of milch animals and cow progeny for slaughter”.
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad may soon find it impossible to fly in India. The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) – an umbrella organisation representing IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and GoAir – is examining if the MP can be barred from flying in their planes. A decision to the effect may shortly be taken, said an FIA member.
Ironically, Air India left FIA some years back as the organisation often opposed government policies which the state-owned carrier’s management could not do. AI is planning its own no-fly list on which Gaikwad is likely to find a place.
HCL Technologies Ltd, India’s fourth-largest software services exporter, is poaching young talent – and in the process looking to possibly pip competitors who offer college placements -by hiring students straight out of high school and training them to be IT professionals.
HCL (market cap Rs 1.23 lakh crore) is offering talented Class XII graduates with a background in science a starting salary of Rs 1.8 lakh per annum and train them to develop and test apps for the firm.
It has been a couple of days since Yogi Adiyanath took over as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. His popularity among the BJP cadre was evident when he was greeted with a loud cheer as he walked up to the rostrum to take oath at a ceremony in Lucknow’s Smriti Upvan.
Adityanath being picked to head the government in UP, however, came as a surprise for many as several other names did the rounds among political circles. At one point the media reported that Union Minister Manoj Sinha was in contention for the top post.
The Trump administration is banning carrying of laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronic goods larger than a cell phone in carry-on baggage for direct flights to the United States originating in ten Gulf/West Asia/North Africa airports. The ban is said to be temporary and all said items can be carried in checked in luggage.
The government on Tuesday proposed to reduce the cap on cash transactions to Rs 2 lakh, down from Rs 3 lakh as announced in the Union Budget.
A penalty of equal amount would be levied in case of violation of the provision, a tweet by revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia said after the amendment was moved.
Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik was on Saturday arrested by police and immediately shifted to central jail Srinagar on a 12 days remand.
A JKLF spokesman said that the police Saturday morning cordoned off party office at Abi Guzar Srinagar and arrested JKLF chairman.
The spokesman said that Malik who has been ill from last many days and is on high antibiotics was immediately presented before the 2nd additional sessions judge who ordered to send him on a 12 days judicial remand to central jail Srinagar.
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Merger of Kumar Mangalam Birla-owned Idea Cellular with Vodafone India will not only create a telecom giant but has wide-ranging implications for the industry, services, the staff and consumers. The merger will push more merger moves in the telecom sector. Bharti Airtel has already bought India assets of Telenor and Reliance Communication, Aircel, Tata Teleservices and MTS are in talks for merger.