Makers Of Vijay Starrer ‘Sarkar’ Agree To Mute J Jayalalithaa Reference

Sources in the crew of Vijay starrer ‘Sarkar’ said a “compromise” has been reached (File Photo) Chennai:  The makers of Vijay starrer ‘Sarkar’ have agreed to remove “objectionable” scenes and “mute” an apparent reference to late J Jayalalithaa, an industry body said Thursday, as the movie faced a backlash from the ruling AIADMK over depiction of its welfare schemes and its leader. The AIADMK was up in arms against ‘Sarkar’ with senior AIADMK ministers demanding deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew…

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Case Against Kerala BJP Leader Sreedharan Pillai For Boasting This Is Sabarimala Strategy

Sreedharan Pillai is spearheading his party’s protests against allowing women of all ages to Sabarimala New Delhi:  The Kerala police have registered a case against the BJP’s top leader in the state for his controversial speech in which he boasted about the Sabarimala temple protests and said the head-priest consulted him on keeping women of menstrual age out of the hill shrine even if it meant defying the Supreme Court order. The state president of the party P S Sreedharan Pillai has been accused of committing offences such as intent…

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Notes Ban, Demonetisation, Demonetization Is One Man Made Disaster For India

Chennai:  DMK President MK Stalin and PMK Founder S Ramadoss on Thursday criticised the centre for banning Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 rupee notes in 2016. In a tweet, MK Stalin termed the demonetisation as “one man made disaster for India”. On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a television broadcast announced demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 rupee notes. In his tweet, Mr Stalin said: “People were brought on streets with their money declared illegal. Indians stood in endless lines and many died outside banks, millions…

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After BJP Threat, Sabarimala Managing Body Asks Head Priest To Explain

Thiruvananthapuram:  Kerala’s apex temple body has sought an explanation from Sabarimala head priest Kandararu Rajeevaru over the revelation by the BJP state chief that he had consulted him before threatening the closure of the hill shrine if women in the menstrual age group entered it. The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which manages the Lord Ayyappa temple, however, made it clear Thursday that the procedure was just a formality as the ‘tantri‘ (head priest) had already rejected the BJP’s claim. Devaswom Commissioner N Vasu recently sent a notice to Rajeevaru, seeking an…

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Will Rename Hyderabad As Bhagyanagar If BJP Won In Telangana, Says Legislator

Names of a number of cities and railway stations have been changed in the recent past Hyderabad:  Hyderabad will be renamed as Bhagyanagar if the BJP came to power in the southern state, a BJP legislator said today. Raja Singh, who represents the Goshamahal assembly constituency, said the party will also change the names of Secunderabad and Karimnagar. “Earlier, Hyderabad was Bhagyanagar and in 1590 Quli Qutub Shah came to Hyderabad, he changed Bhagyanagar to Hyderabad… We are planning to rename Hyderabad,” Mr Singh said. “In Telangana, the BJP will…

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Tamil Nabu Law Minister CV Shanmugam Says The Film Sarkar Is Like A Terrorist Instigating Violence

AIADMK leaders and supporters are angry over Vijay’s film ‘Sarkar’. Chennai:  Tamil Nadu law minister CV Shanmugam on Thursday compared superstar Vijay’s film ‘Sarkar’ to a “terrorist” activity. Condemning the film, Mr Shanmugam said, “Through this movie, an attempt has been made to instigate violence in society. It is not less than a terrorist instigating people for violence.” The minister threatened to “take action against the actor and the team” and alleged that the film “attempts to pull down a democratically elected government.” Yesterday, another state minister, Kadambur C Raju…

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BJP’s Save Sabarimala Rathayatra And Congress’ Padayatra Protesting Supreme Court Verdict

BJP’s ‘Save Sabarimala Rath’. Party’s rathayatra will be flagged off by BS Yeddyurappa New Delhi:  The BJP and Congress in Kerala have stepped up their protests against the Supreme Court’s verdict of allowing women of menstruating ages to enter the Sabarimala temple. The BJP is set to begin its “Save Sabarimala Rathyatra”, while the Congress has planned a series of padyatras or marches across Kerala on Thursday. The rathayatra, from Kasargode to Pathanamthitta, will be flagged off by senior BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa. “Our party is not against the Supreme…

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Pollution Dips In Tamil Nadu Day After Diwali; Over 1000 Cases Filed

The police crackdown has drawn flak from opposition parties. (Representational image) Chennai:  Air pollution levels dipped across Tamil Nadu on Diwali, the state pollution control board said Wednesday, a day after the festival was celebrated in the state for the first time after the Supreme Court order on the two hour window for bursting crackers came into force. Police have filed over 1,000 cases against those who burst firecrackers in violation of the two-hour time frame. The police crackdown, however, has drawn flak from opposition parties, which termed the action…

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Priority To Lead Kerala On Progressive Path, Says Pinarayi Vijayan

Pinarayi Vijayan alleged that some people were trying to create a communal divide in Kerala Thiruvananthapuram:  Amid raging protests over the Sabarimala issue, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Wednesday said his government’s only priority was to lead the state on a progressive path and not be afraid of losing a few seats or votes. He alleged that some people were trying to create a communal divide in Kerala. “The only priority is to keep Kerala on the developmental and progressive path. It doesn’t matter if we lose a few seats…

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Kerala Grandmom, Who Topped Literacy Test, Learns To Operate Computer

Karthayani Amma got a laptop from the Kerala government on Wednesday. Thiruvananthapuram:  The 96-year-old great-grandmother from Kerala, the oldest to take a literacy test in the state, who scored 98 out of 100, has one of her wishes fulfilled. After being felicitated by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, she had expressed her wish to learn how to operate a computer in her ‘free time’. Kerala Education Minister Professor C Raveendranath gifted Karthayani Amma a laptop on Diwali, and helped her type her name. The grandmother smiled during the process. Earlier,…

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