Blockbuster movie 'Kabali' will have 'crime does not pay' message added at the climax: Malaysian censor board. Film Censorship Board of Malaysia today said the Rajinikanth starrer blockbuster movie “Kabali” will have a different ending in the country with a message of “crime does not pay” added at the climax.
The decision has left local fans of the superstar fuming. LPF chairman Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid said the board had requested the makers for the alterations in the movie, so that the viewers continue respecting the law. “Normally under our guidelines, there must be some kind of element of retribution in the movie. Especially if the characters shown in the movies are involved in crime, then there must be some kind of comeuppance for that. “So, we asked the producer to put in a caption... Set in Malaysia, the movie features Rajinikanth as a gangster, who was framed for a crime decades ago.The original ending scene in the movie was intentionally left ambiguous, but the local version leaves nothing to the audience’s imagination. Taxis, auto-rickshaws to go on strike from Tuesday; trouble for commuters. The taxi drivers are likely to go on an indefinite strike in the coming days that is sure to cause trouble for the commuters in the city.
The cabbies will stay off roads from Tuesday against cab aggregators like Ola and Uber. According to Swabhiman Taxi and Rickshaw Union president K K Tiwari, the taxi drivers as well as certain section of autorickshaws would remain on strike from July 26, till the government meets their demands. The taxi union has claimed that operations by cab aggregators like Uber and Ola are unauthorised.
“Our demand from the government is that the cab aggregators should be brought under the law. They are operating without mandatory permission from the RTO,” Tiwari told PTI over phone. Air Force lodges formal missing complaint for AN-32 aircraft. After 48 hours of frantic search involving assets drawn from Airforce, Navy and Coast Guard, airforce authorities have lodged a formal complaint with Tamil Nadu police over the missing AN-32 aircraft.
“We have received a complaint that Air Force’s AN-32 transport aircraft has gone missing,” a senior police official said today. “The complaint was lodged last night with Selaiyur police,” he said. “The complaint says that 29 personnel on board AN-32 and the aircraft have gone missing. Among the missing personnel is one person from Tamil Nadu,” the official told PTI. Urgent need for reforms at UN to combat international terrorism says Shashi Tharoor.
There is an urgent need for reforms at the UN to meet the challenges of international terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and promotion of human rights, former Under-Secretary-General of the global body Shashi Tharoor has said here.
“The UN is indispensable and has no alternative. Absence of reforms could discredit it and there is an urgent need for reforms,” he said at a programme here yesterday. Tharoor, a Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram who quit the UN in 2007 after losing the race for the post of Secretary General to Ban Ki-moon, said already there was a danger that countries in groups were attaching importance to other fora like the G-20. Naxals Menace: Government to raise 13 new armed police battalions. Thirteen new armed police battalions, including one comprising mostly tribals from the worst Maoist-hit districts, will be raised by the government to tackle the Naxal menace.
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved 12 India Reserve battalions for the Left Wing Extremism affected states. Of the 12 battalions, four will be raised in Chhattisgarh, three each in Jharkhand and Odisha and two in Maharashtra. The CCS has made it clear that 75 per cent of the posts at constable level will be filled from 27 worst Naxal-hit states and there should be a relaxation in age and educational criteria as considered necessary for recruiting local youths, a Home Ministry official said.
West Delhi commuters to breathe easy as Vikaspuri-Meerabagh corridor set to open today. Commuting along the Outer Ring Road will get easier with the Delhi Government all set to throw open to the public the 3.40 km elevated corridor between Vikaspuri and Meerabagh today.
The AAP government claims that it saved Rs 110 crore in the project. The corridor, which will be thrown open by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal this evening, will make five intersections on the stretch signal-free following which those travelling through Janakpuri, Vikaspuri, Tilak Nagar, Jawalaheri, Pachim Vihar will benefit the most. Yesterday, former Congress MP Mahabal Mishra and his supporters had “forcefully” opened the elevated corridor between Vikaspuri and Meera Bagh, prompting PWD to file a police complaint. In a statement, the former West Delhi MP had claimed that he along with hundreds of party workers inaugurated the 3.4-km long flyover from Vikaspuri to Meera Bagh as the Congress party has allotted funds for its construction.
Centre decides to financially aid people leaving manual scavenging through DBT. A one-time financial assistance of Rs 40,000 is being given to people who leave manual scavenging and 9,000 people have been rehabilitated so far, Union Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot said today.
He said all states have been requested to send details of bank accounts of such probable beneficiaries so that the central help can be sent to them through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). “Though there are an estimated 2.5 lakh manual scavengers across the country but when we sought the information, some 10-12 states have sent us the details and the figure is about 12,228. Of these, 9,000 people have been rehabilitated by us,” said Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment. “We are asking for bank accounts details of people leaving manual scavenging so that Rs 40,000 can be deposited in their account. As there is a DBT scheme by the government of India, we need name and addresses of the beneficiaries to whom the help to be transferred.
Mehbooba chairs all-party meet on Kashmir situation, NC boycotts. An All-Party Meeting convened by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was held here today to review the situation in the violence-hit Valley and find a way out of the unrest that has left 43 persons dead and 3400 others injured.
Main opposition National Conference is not participating in the meeting. The party had yesterday announced its decision to boycott it, saying actions in the recent past have shown that there was no “effective leadership” in the state government. Pakistan played 'key role' in fomenting trouble in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh. Pakistan played a “key role” in fomenting the recent trouble in Kashmir and it was sponsoring terrorism in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.
Observing that the situation in the Valley was “normalising” gradually, he singled out Pakistan for fomenting trouble there, saying it had played a “key role” in fuelling tension and that terrorism in India was sponsored by it. Will form panel to review pallet gun use, says Rajnath Singh in Parliament. 418 farmers in MP killed by 'ghosts', says state government. Some of the 418 farmers who committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s home district Sehore in the last three years took the extreme step because they were “possessed by ghosts”, according to the state government.
It, however, made it clear that this was as per the account of the relatives of the deceased. Modi Govt to face opposition ire in parliament over Una, Kashmir and Dayashankar issue. The BJP-led government is likely to come under sharp protests from BSP and Congress over issues surrounding former BJP leader Dayashankar’s remark against BSP leader Mayawati and continued Kashmir unrest. Both the houses of the parliament were rocked yesterday by Una Dalit incident, which is also likely to remain top issue today. BSP is set to demand arrest of UP leader Dayashankar over his derogatory remark against its party supremo Mayawati.
Una Dalit issue: After Anandiben Patel, Rahul Gandhi to meet victims, Kejriwal coming soon. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Una district in Gujarat to meet victims who were thrashed brutally for allegedly killing a cow. It is also expected that Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal will also pay a visit to Una soon. On Wednesday, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel had paid a visit to the victims. Some men claiming themselves as 'Gau Rakshak' thrashed seven Dalit youths alleging that they had killed a cow which they were skinning. The victims claimed that they were skinning already dead cow. Video of the incident went viral on the social media and huge protests were registered across the state. BJP expels Dayashankar from party for remarks against Mayawati. BJP on Wednesday night expelled its Uttar Pradesh unit vice president Dayashankar Singh from the party as it sought to buffer it against the fallout of his derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati.
BJP state President Keshav Prasad Maurya sacked him from the party, hours after he announced that Singh had been relieved from all organisational responsibilities. Expulsion from the party will remain in force for six years in line with the party’s rules, BJP sources said. BSP to stage protest demanding Dayashankar Singh's arrest on Thursday. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will stage a demonstration against BJP leader Dayashankar Singh in the state capital tomorrow to press for his immediate arrest for derogatory remarks against party supremo Mayawati. No interim relief for U'khand MLAs from SC; will not attend assembly session. The Supreme Court today declined any interim relief to nine disqualified Uttarkhand MLAs, who have sought a stay on their disqualification and permission to participate in the assembly session, commencing from July 21 in Dehradun.
A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R F Nariman, however, said that the notice, given by these MLAs and BJP lawmakers, will remain alive and would be subject to the final outcome of its judgement on the petition filed by MLAs. “We are inclined to state that if the motion that was moved by the petitioners (rebel MLAs) for removal of Speaker is taken up anytime in the Uttarakhand legislative assembly, the same shall be subject to final adjudication of the SLP and all the issues raised in the petition including the jurisdictional issue are kept open,” the court said. The bench, meanwhile, decided to prepone the hearing on the appeal filed by rebel MLAs, including Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion, on July 28. RS adjourns thrice as Opposition protests attacks on Dalits in Gujarat.
Tiranga Yatra to be carried out by BJP as part of Independence Day celebrations. Anandiben Patel meets Dalit families of victims of Una incident, assures Govt support. The bandh call given by Dalit organisations to protest the brutal thrashing of the community youths in Una town got a mixed response today with incidents of stone-pelting and road blockade reported at some places, even as Chief Minister Anandiben Patel met family members of the victims. Hyderabad boy killed in US; roommate held. Hafiz Saeed leads march for Kashmir 'freedom' AAP woman worker commits suicide; family blames Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. A woman activist of AAP allegedly committed suicide in Narela area of outer Delhi on Tuesday with her family members claiming that she had gone into depression after her alleged molester, a party colleague, was released on bail.
Police said the woman consumed poiswoman worker commits suiconous substance at her home in Narela in the afternoon and died during treatment at LNJP Hospital. Hashim Ansari, oldest litigant in Babri Masjid case, passes away. Govt taking action against websites spreading hatred: Rijiju. Draft environment policy by IIFM is under consideration: Govt. Continuing its flip-flop, the government on Monday told the Rajya Sabha that a forest management institute under the Environment Ministry has submitted a draft national policy, which is under consideration, weeks after dubbing the document as merely a “study”.
Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, in a written reply, said “The Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal under the Environment Ministry was asked to prepare a draft National Forest Policy. IIFM has submitted the draft policy document which is under consideration.” He was replying to a question on whether the Ministry has come out with a draft national forest policy proposing levy of green tax. Following publication of news reports about the proposed imposition of green tax, the Environment Ministry had recently said it had “inadvertently” put up a study and not issued any draft forest policy after it uploaded the document titled the ‘Draft National Forest Policy, 2016’ on its website and invited public opinion.
Rains batter north, flood-like situation in Rajasthan. The spell of heavy rains continued in northern states today with Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh reporting five fresh rain-related deaths, and Rajasthan facing a flood-like situation. 'Kabhi Tanhaiyon mein tumhari yaad aayegi' Mubarak Begum. Centre clears Rs 12000 cr for Jewar airport: Mahesh Sharma. Apologize or face trial, says SC tells Rahul over offensive remarks on RSS. Wo Na Aayenge Palat Kar: RIP Mubarak Begum. Apologize or face trial, says SC tells Rahul over offensive remarks on RSS. AAP only option for Navjot Sidhu, says Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur. Naxal IED blast in Bihar: 10 CRPF commandos of COBRA unit killed, 5 others injured. PM Narendra Modi extends greeting on Guru Purnima. Politics of Penance: Union minister Harsimrat Kaur takes a dig at Arvind Kejriwal. Heavy Rains in Delhi: Traffic woes continue in national capital. Monsoon session: BSP protests atrocities against Dalits in Gujarat.
BJP nominated Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns from Rajya Sabha. NGT directs RTO to de-register diesel vehicles over 10 years old in Delhi. Delhi police quizzed Pak Journalist Mehr Tarar in Sunanda Pushkar murder case. Arvind Kejriwal apologises for hurting religious sentiments; cleans dishes at Golden Temple. Airlines to compensate for flight cancellation, denying boarding. Lalu thanks Paswan for liking his tweet on Bihar's growth rate. Congress leaders to urge high command to look into Bhuniya case. Government convenes all party meeting ahead of Monsoon Session; pushes for cooperation on GST. Banks can't get 'blanket relief' from CBI, CVC actions: Raghuram Rajan. Uttarakhand cloudburst: 2 more die, death toll reaches to 3. Varun Dhawan wants to do 'Dostana 2' with John Abraham. Curfew continues in Kashmir; Newspapers fail to hit stands in Valley for second day.
Sparks set to fly during Monsoon Session beginning tomorrow. No response to RTI queries: Notices to Rajnath, Mayawati, Karat, Pawar, Sonia. Maha session to begin tomorrow: Govt to face Oppn on agrarian crisis, ‘tainted’ mins. Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu to take oath as CM at 12pm. Sheila Dikshit to visit Lucknow. Raj Babbar to take charge as Cong UP chief today. Turkey regains control after failed military coup; 250 dead, nearly 1500 injured. Smriti Irani dropped from Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. Inter-State Council meet: PM Narendra Modi to interact with CMs. FIR lodged after objectionable pic of SP leader Mulayam posted on Social Media. Heavy rains upset life in Uttrakhand; Badrinath pilgrimage disrupted. Hamid Ansari meets Bangladesh PM Hasina, discusses bilateral ties. Three militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Poonch.
Welcome show for Hardik Patel begins today; Will cut across Gujarat over next 48 hours. FIR against six family members of Akhlaq. India closely follows Turkish unrest; Helpline number set up. Inter-State Council meet: PM Narendra Modi to interact with CMs. 42 dead in Ankara coup attempt clashes: TV citing prosecutor. Floor test today, Arunachal CM Nabam Tuki to prove majority by 1 PM. Consensus is the only way forward on Uniform Civil Code, opines Congress. Sankat Mochan: General VK Singh reaches South Sudan; Sushma pleads Indians to evacuate now. Congress to announce Sheila Dikshit as UP CM candidate. Violence in Kashmir leaves 35 persons dead ; restrictions remain. Salman Khan 'rape woman' remark: Actor submits response to women commission.
Soumaya Jain resigns from Delhi Mohalla Project after uproar. Kamal Haasan hospitalised post leg fracture. Sania Mirza biography launched; Shah Rukh wants to produce film on her life. No venue available for Zakir Naik to hold press conference. IIT-Madras research scholar commits suicide in hostel. Operation 'Sankat Mochan' launched to airlift stranded Indians in South Sudan. Amarnath Yatra suspended amidst fresh security concerns; pilgrims stranded at Ramban.
Caught on camera: Students found openly cheating in Dhanbad. Ritiesh looking forward to produce Punjabi, Southern films. Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita takes voluntary retirement from IRS. Delhi HC summons Kejriwal to explain ‘Thulla’ remark. Restore status quo as of Dec 15, 2015 in Arunachal Pradesh: Supreme Court. Things you must know about next British PM, Theresa May.
Father chokes 6-year-old to death after she fails to recite numerals. Kashmir unrest: Next 48 hours crucial, Home Ministry alerts security forces. 14-year-old reveals how Govind Pansare was gunned down. High level meeting on Kashmir ends; PM Narendra Modi appeals to restore calm. BJP leader Vijender Gupta receives threat call. Amarinder’s son receives fresh summons from ED in FEMA case. Shah Rukh Khan says Steve Jobs' biography changed his idea of business. Monsoon toll mounts: Heavy rains kill eight in Maharashtra. Hyderabad IS module chief, fund-raiser arrested by National Investigation Agency. Three Pakistani intruders shot dead by BSF along Indo-Pak border. Kashmir unrest: Pak summons Indian envoy in Islamabad. Rio Games: Three more athletes, including Maheswary, qualify for Olympics. Kashmir unrest: 30 killed; PM Modi to review situation.