Cine stars see ray of hope in Bihar’s new film policy, offer suggestionsA A APTI, Nov 27, 2022, 10:53 AM IST Representative Image (Source: Pinterest)Patna: The Bihar government’s recent announcement on drafting a new film policy has cheered actors from the state who made it big in the tinsel town, but have been mostly engaged with work outside their home turf. “This is essential to ensure that the new film policy does not remain on paper and that tangible results are seen. “Yogi Adityanath government is developing film cities in Gorakhpur and other parts of Uttar Pradesh. Bhojpuri cinema traces its origins to ‘Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo’, a 1963 release based on a screenplay written by noted Bollywood character artiste Nazir Hussain, who also played the main lead. The drafting of the film policy is in the final stages, and we will make the best of the state’s glorious past and rich heritage, which make it attractive for the entertainment industry,” Rai added.
Varun Dhawan to lead Indian installment of ‘Citadel’A A APTI, Dec 20, 2022, 11:07 AM ISTBollywood star Varun Dhawan is set to headline Prime Video’s Indian original series within the ”Citadel” franchise, the streaming platform announced Tuesday. ”We are delighted to have Varun Dhawan play the lead in this super exciting Indian installment of the franchise. Written by Sita R Menon along with Raj & DK, the Indian Original ”Citadel” series marks the streaming debut of Dhawan. The storyline of the Indian ‘Citadel’ chapter is fantastic, and when you have creators like Raj & DK on board, one can be certain that a spectacle is in the making,” he added. Additional local-language ”Citadel” productions are also in the works, including an Italian Original series starring Matilda De Angelis of ”The Undoing” fame.1 month ago Udayavani
Nation hosting Osama bin Laden can’t ‘sermonize’ at UNSC, India slams PakistanA A APTI, Dec 15, 2022, 9:16 AM IST AFP photoIndia strongly hit back at Pakistan on Wednesday after it raised the Kashmir issue in the UN Security Council, asserting that a country that hosted slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and attacked a neighbouring Parliament does not have the credentials to “sermonize” in the power UN organ. Nor can hosting Osama bin Laden and attacking a neighbouring Parliament serve as credentials to sermonize before this Council,” he said. His strong remarks came after Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto raised the Kashmir issue while speaking in the Council debate on reformed multilateralism. He referred to the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks in the US bin Laden, who was living in Pakistan’s Abbottabad city and was killed in a raid at his hideout in May 2011 by US Navy seals. India has told Pakistan that it desires normal neighbourly relations with Islamabad in an environment free of terror, hostility and violence.1 month ago Udayavani
The two parties have also accommodated more number of women candidates from Dalit and tribal communities this time. Of them, 139 are women candidates, with 56 of them contesting as independents. In 2017, there were 126 women candidates out of the total 1,828 contestants. That year, Gujarat sent 13 women candidates to the Assembly. The AAP has fielded three women candidates from ST-reserved seats- Jhagadia, Jetpur, and Mandvi.2 months ago Udayavani
Bankar has earned appreciation for his initiatives with the Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN) praising his efforts. Bankar said that in a bid to spread awareness, around 40 people have been trained in bird conservation. “Their responsibility is to create awareness about bird conservation among people. Since 2016, he has been carrying out the bird census in 25 major water bodies of the state. Prakash said a decreasing trend in bird population was observed in the water bodies where tourism, boating, fishing, and other activities have increased of late.3 months ago Udayavani
Rishi Sunak’s wife Akshata earned Rs 126.6 cr dividend income from Infosys in 2022A A APTI, Oct 25, 2022, 1:43 PM ISTAkshata Murty, wife of Britain’s incoming Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, earned Rs 126.61 crore (USD 15.3 million) in dividend income in 2022, from her shareholding in India’s second-largest IT firm Infosys. Her holding is worth Rs 5,956 crore (about USD 721 million) at Tuesday’s trading price of Rs 1,527.40 on the BSE. Infosys paid Rs 16 per share final dividend for the 2021-22 fiscal on May 31, this year. The two dividends totaled Rs 32.5 per share or Rs 126.61 crore for Akshata. He spent three years at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and later gained an MBA from Stanford in California, where he met his wife Akshata Murthy.3 months ago Udayavani
Climate finance: What India aims to achieve at COP27A A APTI, Nov 6, 2022, 8:15 AM ISTThe 27th edition of the Conference of Parties (COP) to UNFCCC will start Sunday and it will see India seeking clarity on the definition of climate finance and nudging developed countries to enhance supply of technology and finance needed to address climate change and resulting disasters. According to the Union Environment Ministry, India looks forward to substantial progress on the discussions related to climate finance and clarity on its definition. ”India will seek clarity as to what constitutes climate finance whether it is grants, loans or subsidies,” Yadav told reporters on Thursday. Along with other developing countries, India will ramp up pressure on rich nations to deliver on this promise. Due to lack of common understanding, several estimates of what has flown as climate finance are available.3 months ago Udayavani
Rishi Sunak one step closer to be elected UK PM on DiwaliA A APTI, Oct 24, 2022, 8:16 AM ISTRishi Sunak is one step closer as the clear frontrunner in the Conservative Party leadership race on Monday to be elected Britain’s first Indian-origin Prime Minister after his former boss, Boris Johnson, confirmed he would be pulling out of the contest. With the former prime minister stepping aside on Sunday night saying it was “simply not the right time” for his comeback, the prospect of a Diwali victory for Sunak cannot be ruled out. Truss on Thursday announced her resignation as the Prime Minister after just 45 days in office, following an open revolt against her leadership in the Conservative Party. He stood firm on his focus on inflation rather than any vote-winning tax cut promises to woo a traditionally low-tax favouring Conservative Party membership base. In the latest chapter, the duo found themselves pitched for another face off for the top job in British politics.3 months ago Udayavani