E Palaniswami After Sarkar Row Says Film Industry Sucking Movie-Goers’ Blood

K Palaniswami refuted the allegation that AIADMK cadres tore the banners of the movie Coimbatore:  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday took a dig at the film industry when asked about the controversy surrounding Vijay-starrer “Sarkar”. Referring to the movie industry as “blood suckers”, the chief minister also defended the protests surrounding “Sarkar”. The movie industry is “sucking the movie-goers’ blood by selling Rs 100 ticket at Rs 1,000” during the initial couple of days after the movie’s release, he said. When asked about AIADMK’s opposition to “Sarkar”,…

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Post Kerala Flood, Nehru Trophy Boat Race Sees Spirited Rowers, Ecstatic Crowd

Alappuzha:  When spirited rowers dipped their oars in unison cutting the placid water surface at a tremendous pace, hundreds of onlookers here burst into joy forgetting the wounds inflicted by the flood of the century. They thronged the banks of the panoramic Punnamada Lake here and clapped and cheered the oarsmen as they powered their ‘chundan vallam’ (snake-boats) at a vigorous pace. Their joy went boundless when the majestic ‘Payippadan’, the snake-boat powered by the oarsmen of the Pallathuruthi boat club, lifted the trophy of the 66th edition of the…

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Chandrababu Naidu Calls Meeting Of All Non-BJP Parties On November 22

Chandrababu Naidu has been meeting a number of opposition leaders in the past few weeks Hyderabad:  Continuing with his efforts to bring together a united opposition front, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has called for a meeting of all non-BJP parties on November 22. The meeting is likely to be held at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in Delhi, subject to the availability of various leaders.The announcement comes after Mr Naidu held meetings with a series of opposition leaders in the past few weeks. Earlier today, Mr Naidu, who is…

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1 Feared Dead, 3 Trapped As Building Collapses In Bengaluru

A three storey building has collapsed in Bengaluru’s Thyagaraja Nagar area. Bengaluru:  A three-storey under construction building came crashing down in Bengaluru’s Thyagaraja Nagar area today. Three people are feared to be stuck under the rubble. One person is feared dead but there is no official confirmation as yet. Dog squad and fire department have been deployed at the site and they are trying to find and rescue the victims. Another building beside it has also collapsed. Sub-standard work is said to be the reason for the collapse.   Source…

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Most ATMs Stop Working In Coimbatore, Residents Left Cashless

Coimbatore:  Malfunctioning of most ATMs in the city Saturday put people to hardship as they were left without cash, the police said. The ATMs of State Bank of India (SBI) and Indian Bank near the Collectorate did not work, police said. A similar situation also prevailed in other parts of the city, they said. When contacted, sources in SBI said they were looking into the fault which, they believe, could be a network problem. Source link

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BJP Miffed, Protesters Detained As Karnataka Celebrates Tipu Jayanti

The BJP has accused the government of resorting to gimmicks to appease the Muslim community. Bengaluru:  Amid protests and tough resistance from the BJP, the new coalition government in Karnataka is going ahead with its official celebrations of the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who is reportedly unwell, will stay away from the celebrations. The BJP has attacked the government for what it calls as the ruling alliance’s “duplicity” and “pseudo secularism”. Several protesters were detained this morning in Kodagu district for raising slogans and trying…

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Kerala Police Create Photo Database To Identify Attackers At Sabarimala

The 52-year-old woman was attacked as she tried to enter the Sabarimala shrine on Tuesday Thiruvananthapuram:  Police have prepared a verification album with photographs of 150 persons allegedly involved in the attack on a 52-year-old woman pilgrim, when she visited the Lord Ayyappa shrine on November 5. The album has been sent to the Superintendents of Police of all districts for verification, police sources said. Tension had prevailed at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala Tuesday as nearly 200 frenzied devotees tried to prevent the woman pilgrim, whom they suspected to…

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Shashi Tharoor Slams BJP Over “Goonish” Violence In Sabarimala

Shashi Tharoor said the BJP had turned the sanctified Sabarimala shrine into a place for political battle Thiruvananthapuram:  Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Friday asked the BJP and RSS not to “desecrate” the Sabarimala temple and termed as “utterly disgraceful” the recent violence at the hill shrine. The Thiruvananthapuram MP also blamed the state government for acting in “haste” and not consulting the stakeholders before implementing the Supreme Court verdict, permitting women of all age groups to offer prayers at the Lord Ayyappa shrine. “If you have seen the BJP’s behaviour…

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TRS To Handover Forms About Candidature To Nominees On November 11

Hyderabad:  The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi in Telangana would hand over the authorised forms about candidature to its nominees in the coming assembly polls on November 11. TRS president and caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will hand over the “B forms” to candidates on November 11, party sources said Friday. TRS had announced candidates for 105 seats (out of the total 119) on September 6 when the assembly was dissolved prematurely. The Gazette notification for the election would be issued on November 12, while November 19 is the last…

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Madras High Court Dismisses Plea Of Kalanidhi Maran, Dayanidhi Maran In Telephone Exchange Case

Madras High Court dismissed the petitions of former union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran (File Photo) Chennai:  The Madras High Court Friday dismissed the petitions of former union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanidhi Maran and other accused in the ‘illegal’ telephone exchange case, seeking quashing of charges framed by a CBI court against them. The High Court also directed the CBI court to frame fresh charges. Justice AD Jagadish Chandira directed the trial court to look into all materials carefully and frame proper and necessary charges in respect of…

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Rajinikanth Slams AIADMK Protests Against Sarkar

Rajinikanth said it’s not fair to attack ‘Sarkar‘, which has been cleared by censor board Chennai:  Superstar Rajinikanth today criticised the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu for protesting against certain scenes in actor Vijay’s Diwali release ‘Sarkar’, questioning the rationale behind attacking a film that has been cleared by the censor board. The superstar said he “strongly condemned” the demands for deletion of some scenes. “It is against the law to hold protests seeking removal of some scenes from a censor board certified film and trying to stall the screening…

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Tamil Film’s Makers Give In To AIADMK Sarkar, Make 4 Cuts

Even theatre owners targeted by AIADMK protesters urged makers of Sarkar to delete portions of the film Chennai:  The makers of ‘Sarkar‘, a Tamil political thriller starring actor Vijay, have under immense pressure from the Tamil Nadu government edited out parts of the movie seen as critical of the ruling AIADMK and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who died in 2016. The film, released on Tuesday, will be screened with a five-second video cut and audio muted at three points after protests and vandalism by AIADMK supporters.  The film’s director…

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