Amazon Prime Video's India Originals Head Aparna Purohit recorded her statement in connection with an FIR registered against her and others over alleged derogatory depiction of Hindu deities in web series ‘Tandav’. The FIR was lodged at Hazratganj police station in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. “The probe is on in the case related to the 'Tandav' web series," informed Deputy Commissioner of Police Somen Barma. In January, an FIR was lodged at the police station against Purohit, director Ali Abbas, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki, and an unidentified person. The nine-episode political thriller starring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, started streaming on the platform in January. Watch the full video for more.
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A team of Uttar Pradesh Police arrived at the Mumbai residence of web-series 'Tandav' director Ali Abbas Zafar on January 21. They issued him a notice regarding the controversy on the web-series and summoned him to be present in front of the Investigation Officer on January 27 in Lucknow. 'Tandav' landed in controversy for allegedly "hurting Hindu religious sentiments". In wake of the troubling developments, Ali Abbas Zafar tweeted an apology note on January 18 and later also agreed to make 'desired' changes in the content.
The makers and cast of 'Saina' launched its trailer in Mumbai. The movie features Parineeti Chopra as badminton player Saina Nehwal. Parineeti looked stunning in all white look at the event. The movie will release on March 26, 2021 in theatres.
Trailer of 'Saina' launched in Mumbai. The movie features Parineeti Chopra as badminton player Saina Nehwal. During launch, she said, "Every film has its own journey. I read the script of this film two years ago and I wanted to do something different, that requires homework. Then, Amole sir gave me narration and I was on. Everyone including makers and actors have immense pressure. But we have Saina's support and she gave us full access to her life. I had pressure of learning badminton." 'Saina' will release on March 26, 2021 in theatres.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a visit to Bangladesh on March 26 to participate in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971. Hours after the investigation into the case involving the explosive-laden car found outside Mukesh Ambani's residence in Mumbai last month was transferred to the National Investigation Agency, Maharashtra Chief Minister said there was something fishy behind NIA taking over probe. Offering a clarification after facing public backlash, Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde said that his remarks in the minor case was completely misreported. Maharashtra Congress MLA Amin Patel on Monday demanded that the title of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie Gangubai Kathiawadi be changed, claiming it maligns the name of Kathiawad city.
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Uttar Pradesh Police arrested an accused in a minor's kidnapping and murder case. Shamshuddin was the main accused and got arrested during an encounter in Amroha on February 17. The accused got injured during police firing. He has been sent to hospital for medical treatment.
Two members of the Popular Front of India (PFI) who were planning a series of terrorist attacks at various places in the country were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Task Force on February 16 with a huge quantity of explosives. “Ansad Badruddin and Firoz Khan have been arrested from Kukrail trisection in Gudamba area,” said Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Law and Order, Prashant Kumar. He added, “Explosive devices including battery and red wire, a .32 bore pistol, seven live cartridges, cash, PAN card, four ATM cards, pen drives, metro card, driving licenses and Aadhar cards were recovered from their possession.” The ADG said, “STF was getting information for the past few days that PFI members were involved in a criminal conspiracy to challenge unity, integrity and harmony of the country and wage a war against the government.” Watch the full video for more.
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UP Police arrested two persons connected to Popular Front of India (PFI) on February 16. "Uttar Pradesh STF has arrested two persons connected to Popular Front of India (PFI). Explosives, detonators, weapons and incriminating documents seized from them. Ansad Badruddin and Firoz Khan from Kerala are the two PFI members who have been arrested by UP STF today. They were planning an attack at important places in the State and target those holding important positions in Hindu organizations. They had been trying to expand their network," said ADG (Law and Order) of UP Prashant Kumar.
The disappearnace of a final year bachelor of arts student at UP's Aligarh Muslim University has given rise to the hashtag #ProtectMuslimStudents on Twitter India. Nearly 2 weeks after 22-year-old Ashraf Ali went missing, he remains untraceable.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath honoured women for their contribution in various fields on International Women's Day. He also inaugurated various schemes at Jupiter Hall Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The theme of this year's International Women's Day is 'Choose to Challenge'.
The district administration of Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad city has arranged a special facility for women on the occasion of International Women's Day. They commenced women special 'COVID-19 vaccination center' on March 08. The vaccination center at District Mahila Chikitsalaya is fully owned by female staff including doctors, nurses, compounders, security personnel and housekeeping staff.
Thousands of women farmers held protest marches and delivered speeches at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur protest sites at Delhi's borders on International Women's Day. Noting that women contribute significantly to the country's farming sector, the organisers have laid out elaborate plans to let women farmers manage the stage, arrange food and security and share tales of their struggles on the occasion. Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at the Delhi border points for over 100 days, demanding the repeal of farm laws and a legal guarantee on the minimum support price for their crops. Watch the full video for more details.
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Ibrahim Ali Khan's 20th birthday was a star kids-studded affair on Friday night. Ibrahim’s father, actor Saif Ali Khan threw him a party at his house in Mumbai. Ibrahim and his sister Sara Ali Khan made an entry to the party together. He wore a denim jacket with 'Birthday Boy' embossed in the back in red colour. Karisma Kapoor and Babita Kapoor also arrived at Saif-Kareena’s house. SRK’s son, Aryan Khan arrived solo in his car, wearing an all-black outfit. Suniel Shetty’s son Ahan Shetty reached with his girlfriend to attend the party. Alaya Furniturewala, daughter of Pooja Bedi, too came for Ibrahim’s birthday bash. Sohail and Seema Khan's son Nirvaan Khan also made an appearance at the party. Varun Dhawan’s niece Anjini Dhawan was also in attendance at the birthday bash.
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Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan threw a birthday bash for his elder son Ibrahim Ali Khan. Actor Karisma Kapoor arrived at Saif-Kareena's house with mother Babita Kapoor. Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, actor Alaya Furniturewala and Anjini Dhawan attended the birthday bash. Ahan Shetty arrived with girlfriend to attend the party.
Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Tandav' has spiked controversy across the country. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that he condemns the way Zeeshan Ayyub, Saif Ali Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar reacted to religious sentiments. And he further said that MP government is thinking to ban it. "I condemn the way Zeeshan Ayyub, Saif Ali Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar reacted to our religious sentiments. MP government will register case, thinking of banning it. We'll request Centre for a policy to restrict web series that use vulgar language and attack religious sentiments," said Narottam Mishra on 'Tandav' controversy.
Soon after its release, Saif Ali Khan starrer political drama 'Tandav' landed in major controversial trouble. Several FIRs have been filed against the cast and crew of the web-series across the country for allegedly hurting and mocking Hindu religious sentiments. On Jan 18, a lawyer filed a criminal complaint in a court against the web-series in Muzaffarpur against 96 people including Saif Ali Khan and Dimple Kapadia. He said, "Tandav has been made with an intention to hurt religious sentiments and spread caste-based discrimination." Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, 'Tandav' stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub and Sunil Grover among others in prominent roles. The web-series focused on political drama and was released on OTT platform Amazon Prime on January 14.
An encounter broke out between police and miscreants in Greater Noida on February 14. Around 3 criminals were arrested by police. Two cars, one buffalo, cartridges and Rs. 20 thousand were recovered from the culprits. One of the miscreants had a reward of Rs. 25 thousand. All three of them had multiple robbery cases under their name.
Reduced visibility in Greater Noida led to at least six vehicles ramming into each other at Yamuna Expressway on February 13, causing injuries to around 12 people. All the injured have been rushed to hospital. Meanwhile, Police is present at the spot and making efforts to clear the route. More details are awaited.
Union Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel who visited the Red Fort to take stock of the damage by agitating farmers during the tractor rally, on Wednesday said that he has directed officials to..