Tollywood superstar Chiranjeevi on Tuesday shared a short voice message on his Twitter page. He said, “I am staying away from politics but politics is not staying away from me.” It seems the star has shared the video to kick off the promotion of his upcoming film GodFather . And the obvious reference to Chiranjeevi’s real-life is hard to miss in the dialogue. Chiranjeevi enjoyed a significant success in active politics before he returned to movies full-time. GodFather is a political thriller which is written and directed by Mohan Raja. The film is the remake of Malayalam blockbuster Lucifer. And it also stars Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in an extended cameo. Also Read | Gujarati film Chhello Show is India’s entry for 2023 Oscars pic.twitter.com/6UQ1QwNsWi — Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) September 20, 2022 Speculations are rife that GodFather may not release in cinemas on October 5 as announced earlier. However, the makers have repeatedly … [Read more...] about GodFather star Chiranjeevi: ‘Staying away from politics but…’
Punjab New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister Aman Arora alleged that the Central Government had denied political clearance for his knowledge exchange travel to Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. Mr. Arora said the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India had cleared a list of the 13-member delegation including him on September 14, 2022, but the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had not followed suit. The Cabinet Minister said that the tour was sponsored by the Indo-German Energy Forum. “Neither the Centre, nor the State government will have to bear any financial burden,” he said. “This knowledge sharing tour from September 24 to October 2, 2022 was of much importance for planning and developing new and renewable energy resources in the State to meet future requirements besides ensuring a green and clean environment,” said Mr. Arora while adding that the Union Government’s unnecessary interference would be a threat to the federal structure of the nation. He … [Read more...] about Punjab Minister accuses Centre of denying him political clearance for foreign tour
At a time when the Eknath Shinde faction, which has formed a government with the BJP in Maharashtra, is trying to prove its Hindutva credentials in the tussle for control of the Shiv Sena , there was a surprise development last week. The Minority Development Department of the state government announced the commissioning of a study on “the social, educational and economic status of the Muslim community” in 56 cities in six revenue divisions of the state, which have a sizeable Muslim population. The study is to be conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). State Watch | Seizing on Vedanta-Foxconn row, MVA taps into old faultlines, new rage to turn the tables on BJP-Shinde While some are seeing the move as a tentative outreach towards the Muslim community, whose support could determine the results in a substantial number of wards in the coming BMC polls soon, others see it as a balancing act at a time that the Shinde faction is trying to project … [Read more...] about Shinde Sena-BJP govt’s Muslim survey plans: Why, and is there a what next?
While the impression being given by the Congress party is that it is sending Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and state in-charge Ajay Maken for “raishumari” or taking the opinion of MLAs before deciding the name of the next Chief Minister of the state, many party MLAs believe the name has already been decided by the party high command and they just have to nod in agreement. On Sunday evening, a crucial Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting is scheduled at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s residence to decide his successor as he is set to become the next Congress president. A few MLAs The Indian Express spoke to, admitted that the name is decided by the high command and that they will respect it as Congress workers. Sadulpur (Churu) MLA Krishna Poonia, said: “I am a Congress worker, whatever the high command decides and whoever becomes our leader, that’s fine. But it will be decided from there.” Ameen Khan, the MLA from Sheo in Barmer, too … [Read more...] about Hours to go for meet to pick CM, Rajasthan Cong MLAs say: ‘Name will come from high command’
Biosecurity measures will be ramped up at the Perth Royal Show to reduce the risk of a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak, despite no recorded cases in Australia. Key points: Hand sanitiser and sanitising foot mats will be provided at the Perth Royal Show Organisers believe the risk of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak is low This year's show runs from September 24 until October 1 Similar measures are being taken at royal shows in other capital cities, as the agriculture sector fears the spread of the disease to Australia from neighbouring Indonesia, which is battling an outbreak of the deadly livestock disease. Hand sanitiser and sanitising foot mats – like those seen in airports – will be provided, as well as informational signs and visitor restrictions when the Royal Show kicks off next month. The state government has stopped short of reducing livestock or attendance numbers at the show, as some agriculture events elsewhere refuse entry to people who … [Read more...] about How the Perth Royal Show plans to guard against foot-and-mouth disease
Synopsis American allies are seeking clarity after mixed messages over whether President Joe Biden would send troops to defend Taiwan from a Chinese invasion, a potential conflict that could swiftly engulf the rest of the region. Attending funerals on behalf of the United States is normally a straightforward assignment for a vice president, but Kamala Harris will confront controversy at nearly every turn as she visits Asia for the memorial honouring former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe . American allies are seeking clarity after mixed messages over whether President Joe Biden would send troops to defend Taiwan from a Chinese invasion, a potential conflict that could swiftly engulf the rest of the region. There is the potential for more provocations from North Korea, which test-fired a missile shortly before Harris' departure Sunday from Washington. Meanwhile, South Korea and Japan are inching toward a reconciliation that would heal some of the wounds left … [Read more...] about Ceremony and controversy await Harris during visit to Asia