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s artistic director, We have initiated action against him also. For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: August 3 2012 12:35 am Related News Back in Bollywood Her career in Bollywood was believed to be over by trade punditsbut Shruti Haasans latest assignment challenges that presumption Signed on by Prabhudheva for his next Hindi filma remake of the directors debut film in TeluguNuvvostanante Nenoddantanait will see Haasan paired opposite producer Ramesh Tauranis son Girish The actress believes it is the byproduct of her recentsuccessful films My last two releases have made a difference my performance in the Tamil film 3 with Dhanush was appreciated and Gabbar Singhthe Telugu remake of Dabangghas been a huge box-office success? In response to this, Towards end 2014,has been the epicentre of politics since a video showing some self-procliamed cow vigilantes thrashing Dalits for allegedly skinning a cow went viral. It is on this ground that the state already disallows Indian news channels and at times pulls channels like BBC," Meanwhile.

it will be seen by many people in India, It meet the requirement of urgent preventive action and quick decision in rapidly changing law and order situations, a senior officer said It also ensures single window system for licensing under Arms Act and Explosives Acteffectively stopping the duplication of services The officer said that since the police commissioners are members of the state urban metropolitan transport authority headed by chief secretarymany traffic related issues have been resolved in the cities where the system is in place Earlierthe SAD-BJP government through a notification on February 22010had established the Police Commissionerate system for the municipal and adjoining areas of AmritsarJalandhar and Ludhiana Besides the commissionerone deputy commissioner of police (DCP) of the rank of SSPsix additional DCPs in the rank of SP and 10 assistant commissioners of police of the rank of DSP are appointed in each commissinorate For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Srishti Choudhary | Chandigarh | Published: July 31 2013 2:43 am Related News In the run up to the student council electionsPanjab University has decided to start its preparations and has announced the rules and regulations to be followed during the elections by various student organisations The elections are likely to be held on September 4 While discussing the various aspects of the upcoming electionsthe authorities have declared that if any stickers or posters are found pasted anywhere in the campusthe respective student organisation will be fined Rs 2000 Howeverif the case is reported for the second timea fine of Rs 5000 will be imposed and the case will be reported to the police if the offence is repeated for the third time The decisions were taken at the meeting of the university authorities and members of various student organisations – which included National Student Union of India (NSUI)Indian National Student Organisation (INSO)Student Federation of India(SFI)Panjab University Student Council (PUSU)Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) and Haryana Student Association (HSA) – on Tuesday While deliberating on the issue of ban on four-wheelers for students staying in the hostelsthe authorities have encouraged students to make use of the university bus service Howeverrelaxing the strict enforcement of ban on four-wheelers in the hostels till Augustit was decided that parking space will be allotted to students on the basis of seniority All departments will also have their own parking? “Inherent Conversation” by S Gopinath and Bhupat Ram Dudi’s “The Mirror”.according to the study. They always set the trends for the designers,Karan Johar?5m. recovered to win five of the next six games. For all the latest Delhi News, ?? ? ??

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as five times better than his performance in Bajrangi Bhaijaan.How did you hit upon that number I wonder how that came (laughs) I don’t know it’s just a figure of speech I said it once and then I kept saying it He’s really gone the distance and pushed the boundaries in Tubelight He’s trusted me enough to go into uncharted territories By far it’s his most endearing character Maybe the Bajrangi Bhaijaan experience allowed him to rethink what his audience expects of him You’ve always been open about the fact that when Ek Tha Tiger (2012) was made you found it difficult to be on the same page as him Now you’re making a third film together True What I often say is that the turmoil we went through during the making of Ek Tha Tiger was necessary for us to make Bajrangi Bhaijaan It was a clash of sensibilities of aesthetics I’m from a more real world so to speak he’s from a world and time when there wasn’t much of a premium on that — if it looks good big and dramatic let’s go for it I’ve always struggled with that because sure it has an impact but how did this situation take place As an audience member I used to struggle with the lack of social and political context in mainstream Bollywood films They seemed to be set in some kind of la la land How do you write a character without any context We have to find some way of telling our stories use a logical route So when I began working on Ek Tha Tiger that was the struggle and Salman and I had to work through it But the reason why I remained friends with Salman after that film is because during the entire shoot he never pulled the superstar card He didn’t say ‘Dude you’ve only made two films This is my way or the highway’ You’ve embraced a sort of middle path now You make commercially successful films but they always have a fairly political core Yes that’s there with all my films My first Kabul Express (2006) was a small film and was based on my experiences as a documentary filmmaker Then for New York (2009) which is my first mainstream film I approached Aditya Chopra and said I wanted to work with a political backdrop post 9/11 America Everybody around me said politics doesn’t sell Adi read the script and said ‘I’m apolitical but I can understand the politics needed to go ahead in the story’ And strangely New York did really well at the box office It showed me that maybe we are underestimating the audience If a film is only about politics they’ll get bored But if the politics is in the background has a bearing on your story and is not shoved down their throats then they will follow the characters into any world With Ek Tha Tiger I lost the politics in the masala But in Bajrangi… I was finally able to put together what I’d been struggling to do for a while What was that A real context that doesn’t jar with mainstream storytelling What happened with Salman and me is that we thought that either our sensibilities can bounce off each other or they can clash I think now I have understood Bollywood storytelling — there’s no formula to it Yes you pitch the dramatic and the emotional quotient a little higher than you normally would But if you’re going to talk about politics or send out a message make sure it’s in the subtext I keep going back to Bajrangi… but there’s a song in it At face value it’s probably the most entertaining song in the film the Chicken song but it is also the most political song — the Chaudhury dhaba is actually India it talks about what has been happening in the country If I can make a film that is political but still has the audience leave the cinemas smiling I’ve won the battle You’ve just signed up with Amazon Prime Video to make an original show about the Indian National Army (INA) What’s the story I feel the INA is the most fascinating part of our contemporary history that wasn’t told before Now there are quite a few projects and I think it’s because the audience wants real stories I got into the subject 20 years ago and then I made a documentary called The Forgotten Army (1999) The INA’s cry was ‘Chalo Dilli’ and I looked for surviving members of the INA I found two — Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon who was tried at the INA trials at Red Fort at the end of WWII and Captain Lakshmi Sahgal who was the commander of the Rani of Jhansi regiment For three months we drove through Malaysia Thailand and Burma retracing the route of the INA from Singapore to Delhi What’s the game plan with the series Initially I was planning it as a film but then I thought that this is an idea that lends itself much better to a mini-series I’m adapting the raw material from my documentary into an eight-part series; each episode will be 40 minutes We will have an international cast and we hope to use a soundtrack that is derived from the INA’s songs A lot of people think that a web series is somewhere between films and television but actually the scale of this show is more than two of my biggest films put together In the last year or so you’ve shared your opinions about the industry and the government on social media Have you ever thought of holding back like so many of your contemporaries in Bollywood have done People do tell me to hold back but I don’t believe in that I am making films making content for the most powerful medium in this country I need to be able to put my politics out there — and I need to be able to support those politics off camera Unfortunately today the liberal voice is always the meeker one I think we should scream as loudly as the lunatics out there and not say ‘Forget it it’s not worth it’ It is worth it I don’t think we’re far away from a day when we’ll be told something like ‘In one scene a man is eating a kebab remove it’ During Bajrangi… when Om Puri’s character says ‘Jai Shri Ram’ somebody said ‘Hata do bura lagega (Remove it it will offend people)’ I asked who will it offend I was told ‘Muslims’ I’m also a Muslim and I didn’t see what was offensive about it I watched the film at Gaiety in Bandra on Friday morning — 80 per cent of the audience were working-class Muslims — and when that scene came everybody cheered In a recent interview you said ‘Dissent does not mean a lack of patriotism’ and your work today is addressing the themes of nationalism and patriotism Comment I don’t understand the political climate right now The greatness of this country lies in the ability to debate and discuss anything and everything Today a very clever narrative has been spun that if you say anything against a ruling party or government it means one is going against the country Since when did a political party start representing this country You say something they’ll say ‘Pakistan chale jao’ (Go to Pakistan) India has been around for several millennia Tubelight was Om Puri’s last Hindi film What was it like to work with him in Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Tubelight My relationship with him has been a special one I really wanted him to play the Taliban chief in Kabul Express but he had a severe back problem at that time and his doctor had advised him against the project But I kept in touch with him In Bajrangi… when this cameo came up I went to him He loved the story and the character but he said ‘Kabir in your next film you have to give me a better role’ So Tubelight is that bigger better role You know he had so much Punjabiyat in him — big smile big hug in the morning he was just so lovely It was a shock for us when he passed away (in January) 2016 was a good year for Bollywood Is there one film that you wished you could have made Dangal It’s based on a true story and just the kind of film I love I want to work with a lot of people but Aamir Khan is on the top of my list For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 16 2017 5:21 pm Sonam Kapoor praises Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone Top News Sonam Kapoor has signed UTA (United Talent Agency) and soon might appear in a Hollywood film Though the actor has not given her nod to any project yet she is quite ready for the comparisons that are bound to happen with her contemporaries Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone Sonam said she doesn’t think she will ever reach their standard According to a report in Pinkvilla Sonam said “I think they are doing very good and I hope I can do as well as them I don’t think I will ever reach their standard I am okay with comparisons because I don’t think I’ll ever be as good as them They are doing well very well and I just hope I can do a fraction of what they are doing I will be very happy with that much” More from the world of Entertainment: Sonam appeared in Coldplay’s song “A Hymn For The Weekend” which made a huge wave in the country In an interview she said it was a dream come true as she is a huge fan of the band However there has been nothing concrete beyond this small appearance definitely nothing like Priyanka or Deepika who are taking the world by storm with their strong footing in Hollywood Look at some recent pictures of Sonam Kapoor: Picture credit: Varinder Chawla (Source: APH Images) (Source: Varinder Chawla) Talking about the kind of films she would like to work in Hollywood Sonam said “I am looking for the same kind of roles that I am looking forward to when it comes to Bollywood I want to do good roles even in Hollywood There’s no difference Wherever I get the best work I will work there Even if it’s in China It doesn’t matter which industry it is” Also read |Anaarkali of Aaraah teaser: Sonam Kapoor seems totally impressed with BFF Swara Bhaskar’sperformance At present the 31-year-old actor is prepping up for her next film Veerey Di Wedding which also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsMumbai: Riding on an unbeaten century by opener Shubman Gill India Under-19 hammered England U-19 by seven wickets in the third One-dayer in Mumbai and took a 2-1 lead in the five-match series Having restricted England colts to 215 India U-19 team achieved the target in the 45th over losing just three wickets in the process Gill scored an unbeaten 138 off 157 deliveries that included 17 boundaries and two sixes while wicketkeeper Harvik Desai hit 50-ball 37 not out to steer the team to victory with an unbroken 115-run stand for the fourth wicket Shubman Gill and Harvik Desai added an unbroken 115-run fourth-wicket stand PTI India colts had a good start with openers Gill and skipper Himanshu Rana (19) bringing the team 50 in the sixth over Gill made the home team’s intention clear from the very beginning by hitting three fours in the first over off pacer Aaron Beard and then followed it up with another five boundaries Gill along with Rana put on a solid 63 runs for the opening wicket before Delray Rawlins gave the English team their first breakthrough by dismissing the captain who edged to wicket-keeper Ollie Pope Rawlins (2/30) then added another wicket to his kitty by trapping Priyam Garg (8) leg-before-wicket The spin trio of Rawlins Liam White and skipper Max Holden managed to contain the flow of runs and Salman Khan (11) became the next Indian batsman to fall cheaply With the hosts reeling at 101 for three Gill in the able company of Desai steadied the boat The two rotated the strike well and hit the bad balls away Earlier opting to bat England U-19 did not have a good start as openers Harry Brook (12) and Max Holder (8) fell early with the scorecard reading 38 for two Indian spinners shared seven wickets between them with leggie Rahul Chahar (4/33) and slow left-arm orthodox bowler Anukul Roy (3/39) destroying the English batting line-up Apart from dangerman Rawlins who lived up to his reputation by top scoring with 96 runs and George Bartlett (55; six 4s one 6) none of the other batsmen could make a mark Rawlins and Bartlett put on a crucial 84-run third-wicket stand before the latter’s innings was cut short by Chahar Rawlins centurion of the first match continued to play his shots that included sweeps reverse-sweeps cover drives during his splendid knock of 96 off 106 balls which was laced with 11 boundaries and two towering sixes But as England were marching towards a big total Roy stuck twice cleaning up Pope (14) and Will Jacks (0) to leave the team struggling at 171 for 5 Roy then removed Rawlins who was caught at short third manby Ayush Jamwal while trying to reverse sweep After Rawlins departed England’s lower middle-order collapsed like a pack of cards From 198 for 6 English side were bowled out for 215 The two teams will now clash on 6 February Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Updated: November 4 2016 9:03 am Wriddhiman Saha has quietly filled the big boots left behind by Mahendra Singh Dhoni — with the bat and the keeping gloves (Source: AP) Top News FOR Wriddhiman Saha the West Indies tour was about clearing self-doubts at least batting-wise He then built on his self-confidence in the home series against New Zealand playing match-winning knocks at the Eden Gardens and getting his first Man of the Match award in the process The England cricket team are here and another marquee assignment beckons In an interview to The Indian Express the affable keeper-batsman speaks on his batting transformation his chemistry with Ravichandran Ashwin and other Indian spinners besides his predecessor MS Dhoni’s natural ability to innovate Excerpts What do you attribute to the batting transformation I didn’t change anything Absolutely nothing The preparation process was the same I never tinkered with my technique It was just that I had some good days in office I felt great at the crease I put away bad deliveries more consistently In fact a better conversion rate was the reason for my batting success Of course the century against the West Indies (104 at Gros Islet; his maiden Test hundred) was crucial You can say I carried forward the confidence A terrific dressing room atmosphere also helped The dressing-room camaraderie is a reason for our recent winning run Did your sessions with Sanjay Bangar help He has played an important role We did some situation simulation during different net sessions We discussed batting approach at the nets and also during team meetings The sessions proved to be helpful How do you react when people say you are arguably the best keeper in the world No reaction at all I just do my job I’m not concerned about the rankings You share a fine rapport with Ashwin It must be challenging to keep him on turning pitches It’s important to enjoy his bowling and I do enjoy keeping against him His bowling always puts you on high alert The way he bowls; almost every delivery can present you with a wicket-taking opportunity The way he varies his pace the way he reads batsmen’s minds – it’s fascinating You can’t help but enjoy the whole sequence Do you read Ashwin from the hand or off the pitch I prefer to read him off the deck because (in India) different pitches offer different kind of turn My net sessions with the spinners come in handy Still it gets difficult at times when he is turning it into the batsman and I’m unsighted At times you have to rely on your instincts Between you and Ashwin do you exchange signals while executing any special plans So far nothing After so many matches together I think I can pick from his body language We have developed a good understanding over the years Keeping to Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra has to be different from Ashwin Yes They are different types of bowlers so the methods have to be different Jadeja is quicker through the air; he hurries it onto the batsmen The batsmen get less time to adjust and the reaction time for the keeper is also less To keep to Jadeja the take-off point has to be early Mishra on the other hand tests batsmen’s patience So as a keeper you have to be patient as well You are a pretty conventional wicketkeeper very copybook who prefers to gather the ball before going for stumpings But Dhoni moves his hands forward gaining an extra second Have you ever thought about following his method Dhoni is a natural That’s his natural style I won’t say his method is impossible to follow but it’s not easy And chances are you might jumble up your own style by trying to copy him Dhoni has been doing this for so many years He has mastered the art It’s his speciality I prefer to stick to the conventional way of keeping So are you not very open to innovations Of course I’m open to innovations But to perfect a new style and execute it in matches you need a huge amount of practice It’s not easy if things don’t come to you naturally Does this England team looks a little lightweight compared to the 2012 one Yes on paper they might rely heavily on Alastair Cook because he has enough experience of playing in India and enjoyed success They might not have an impact player like Kevin Pietersen this time around But a lot of things can happen on the field Some other player might make a big impact So you never know It’s going to be a good series For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: August 4 2016 2:28 am Top News WEEKS after the agreement which provides for a special permission to the Bombay Gymkhana to use a section of the footpath on M G Road for parking expired the civic body has received complaints that members of the club are still using the space Terming it as illegal the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is now set to take action against the club The special permission given by the civic body since 1997 was to allow parking at a prime location like the M G Road opposite Fashion Street only to members of the Bombay Gymkhana on a quarterly or biannually basis The agreement however expired last month after which the club owners have approached the civic body for an extension this time for an entire year A senior civic official pointed out that the special permissions given to the club expired on July 15 and the members cannot use the space any longer “Being a responsible club the Bombay Gymkhana is expected not to use the space for parking when the permissions have expired Just by merely applying for an extension they cannot continue to use the space without permissions We will be taking action against them as per the rules” said the official He added that the traffic police should also take action and remove the vehicles found in unauthorised parking zone The club’s proposal for extension of the permission for parking on M G Road has been pending with civic chief Ajoy Mehta for a couple of weeks as another parallel proposal of shifting hawkers from the footpath in front of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station to the same location is yet to be approved The proposal to shift the hawkers is part of a larger project focusing on the beautification of the area close to the CST station as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan Watch Video: What’s making news At a previous standing committee meeting corporators such as Samajwadi Party’s Rais Shaikh had raised objections as to why special consideration should be given for an ‘elitist’ club when earlier corporators were not allowed to park their vehicles near the BMC building in Fort He had also alleged that the club was running a restaurant without the required approvals The members of the standing committee have planned a visit to inspect the club’s premises on Friday Despite efforts the officials of Bombay Gymkhana were not available for comment aritasarkar@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsFor the first time in the short history of Indian Super League the title decider went to a penalty shootout this season Cagey exchanges in finals have become commonplace; this time round it took the lottery of penalties to separate two teams that were arguably not the two best sides in ISL 2016? Leaving a meeting of the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee, Virat has asserted his power both with the blade and his sharp captaincy skill in the Test matches ever since Dhoni hung his boots in 2014.Young guns in the teams like Karun Nair R Ashwin Jayant Pandey who have been part of the Test squad would connect more with Kohli as their leader than Dhoni given a chance in the limited over side Moreover there might have been pressure from the selectorsover Dhoni to step down with an aim to build a strong young team for the 2019 World Cup After India crashed out from the T20 World Cup in 2016 Dhoni responding to a question on retirement said he is hopeful of playing in 2019 ODI World Cup But given the team’s rising confidence in Kohli 2019 may have appeared as a distant dream for Dhoni Going by his recent form with the bat Dhoni who once was the most aggressive batsman of the India team has changed his style and looked more defensive last few series He had failed to score in crucial situations and questions were raised on his match winning ability And to retain his position in the side till 2019 Dhoni might have been thinking about focusing more on his batting than captaincy For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: July 17 2011 2:07 am Related News Kalawatithe poor widow whose woes were recounted by Rahul Gandhi in Parliamenton Saturday accused the Congress-led government in Maharashtra of not giving adequate land compensation to around 4000 women from Vidarbha region facing the same financial hardships as her Her accusation drew more attention as it was made in front of former BJP President Rajnath Singh in Yavatmal districtknown for suicides by farmers Singh is visiting the area to meet those farmers who are unhappy with compensation given to them by the government for acquiring their land “Kalawati came to meet Rajnath Singh at Vani tehsil of Yavatmal district She said that though she had got compensation as her case had got wide publicityshe would not be happy till 4000 widows and women from the weaker sections are given their due” BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told reporters here Kalawatia widow with seven daughters and two sonsbecame famous when Gandhi met her and espoused her cause in Parliament during the debate on the Indo-US Civil Nuclear deal Singh was sent to a Congress-ruled state ostensibly with a view to having a first hand assessment of the ground realities and embarrassing Rahul Gandhi who has been campaigning in Uttar Pradesh for adequate compensation to the farmers whose land was acquired by the government For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIslamabad: Calling Pakistan and China "iron brothers" president Mamnoon Hussain has said the $ 50 billion CPEC is the latest example of "excellent economic cooperation" as the two countries agreed to enhance ties in the science and technology sector China and Pakistan on Saturday made an agreement to strengthen bilateral cooperation in science and technology sector under the belt and road initiative File image of Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain AP The agreement was made during a meeting between President Hussain and visiting Chinese minister of science and technology Wan Gang who is here for the 18th Session of the Pak-China Joint Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation In the meeting Hussain said use of modern Chinese technology in the CPEC related energy projects would alleviate the energy crisis in Pakistan and play a key role in the country’s long-term growth India has objected to the $ 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is part of the Silk Road "We are also interested in benefitting from China’s ambitious China-South Asian Countries Science and Technology Partnership Programme (CSA-STEP) and enhance our economic cooperation through Technology Transfer" the president said in a statement The Chinese minister for science and technology said that China and Pakistan have a long history of working together in various fields including science and technology "He offered to cooperate in all sectors where Pakistan needs Chinese support including maritime industry biodiversity renewable energy establishment of joint scientific laboratories for the young scientists and working together for the climate change for benefit of entire humanity" according to the statement The president also noted with satisfaction that 17 protocols have been concluded so far in accordance with the framework agreement on science and technology signed between the two countries in 1976 and the 18th Protocol is being signed during this visit He said that Pakistan and China are ‘iron brothers’ strategic partners and good neighbours He added that "friendship with China is the cornerstone of our foreign policy and our strategic partnership serves as an anchor for regional peace and stability" He emphasised to maintain the momentum of high-level bilateral exchanges and enhance people-to-people interaction The president underscored that the CPEC is the latest example of "our excellent economic cooperation" Scientific knowledge and technology can bring value addition to CPEC projects he added "We are keen to incorporate this knowledge in our industry for value addition of local raw materials and finished products" he said The president said that Pakistan would continue to focus on further enhancing trade relations with China to bring them at par with bilateral political and strategic relations Bengaluru: Karnataka’s director general of prisons HN Satyanarayana Rao denied charges by a woman police officer that he had taken money to provide special facilities to jailed AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala Director inspector general (DIG) of prisons D Rupa Moudgil had alleged that Sasikala 59 was getting VIP treatment with a makeshift kitchen in her cell in the Parappana Agrahara Jail on the city’s southern outskirts with another inmate preparing food for her Moudgil leveled the charges in a report to director general of police RK Dutta and chief secretary SC Khuntia on Wednesday State law minister TB Jayachandra has promised to launch a probe and take action if necessary Rao however said the allegations were false File image of VK Sasikala PTI "There is no facility given to Sasikala She is an ordinary prisoner No undue favours have been given to her" he said He said if Moudgil had come to know about the so-called special facilities she should have discussed it with him "But to go and discuss it in the open without evidence is wrong" Rao said in the past that he had given memos to her on two occasions when she had gone public on some issues Refuting Moudgil’s charges Rao asked his deputy for proof to corroborate that special provisions were made for Sasikala in the women’s cell of the jail "If Moudgil had observed something unusual during her inspection of the jail premises she should have brought it to my notice and discussed with me than going to the media If she thinks she has serious charges against me I am ready for a probe" Rao said Maintaining her charge Moudgil demanded a fact-finding probe into what she had said "There are facts in the report (sent by me)" she said Asserting that she had no vested interest in accusing Rao and other prison officials of grave charges mentioned in her four-page report Moudgil said she was shocked to find many irregularities in the jail premises during her inspection rounds on return from leave recently "In mentioning the charges and rampant corruption in the prison in the report I have not flouted any rule or norm I am ready to substantiate them (charges)" Moudgil said The 2000 batch IPS officer is the first woman in the southern state to recently (23 June) appointed as DIG of prisons department She also alleged that Sasikala paid a Rs 2 crore bribe to Rao and jail officials including its warden for undue favours Sasikala and two co-convicts sister-in-law Elavarasi and nephew VK Sudhakaran are serving a four-year sentence in the central jail since 15 February after they were held guilty by a trial court in September 2014 and upheld by the Supreme Court on 14 February in the two-decade old disproportionate assets case involving former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa In a related development Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah ordered a high-level inquiry into the bribery and other charges Moudgil levelled in her report to the state government "I request all to wait for the outcome of the inquiry Strict action will be taken against any person found guilty of wrong doing" Siddaramaiah said Meanwhile AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathi said in Chennai that Sasikala was dragged into a fight between the two officials because she was a VIP as accusation against an ordinary person would not have attracted (media) attention Written by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Updated: November 20 2016 2:18 pm Top News Although the film does not have any of the iconic cast members — Daniel Radcliffe Emma Watson Rupert Grint and Tom Felton — the film features Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne Colin Farrell Katherine Waterston Dan Fogler and Ezra Miller Millions were left with tearful eyes when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 was released in 2011 The only place Potterheads found solace was in the pages of the old books and on the site Pottermore It was only earlier this year when the trailers of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them released that fans from all over the world found another reason to look forward to the year 2016?after Hakam Rai ?Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court.

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