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19 Jul 2018, Edition - 1101, Thursday

FLASH NEWS:

  • Encounter rages on in Handwara, J&K; Gunfight breaks out in the Batpora area. Terrorists believed to be holed up
  • AAP issues whip, asks its MPs to vote in favour of no confidence motion in the Parliament
  • Students of Banaras Hindu University hold unique protest after Congress raised the question of accountability
  • RBI to issue new 100 rupee note in lavender colour
  • DMK Working President MK Stalin urges opposition parties to unite on the ‘no-trust’ vote
  • Shiv Sena to abstain from the trust vote in the ‘no-confidence’ motion
  • YSR Congress protests at Parliament premises, demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh
  • Rahul Gandhi politicises mob lynchings, warns of ‘sinister design’ before 2019 General Elections
  • 7 naxals, including 3 women, killed in an encounter with security forces in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh
  • PM Modi interacts with the beneficiaries of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana & Saubhagya Yojana

Kerala News

Kamal backs women’s collective on Dileep issue

Covai Post Network

Kochi: Veteran actor Kamal Hassan today said he supported the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) on the issue of admission of actor Dileep into Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA).

The association had erred in readmitting actor Dileep, accused of abduction and rape, he said at a conclave organised by a leading Malayalam daily here.

The association should have discussed the matter threadbare before taking a final decision, Kamal said.

Expressing concern over restrictions prevailing in the entertainment industry, he said there were many who talked much about freedom in the entertainment industry. But, he had doubts whether there was really freedom in the industry.

He criticised the role of the Censor Board in usurping the freedom of artists. Recalling noted film maker Shyam Benegal, he said films should be certified according to its status and the rest should be left to the preference of viewers.

He said his plans to contest and tying up with secular parties were in the pipeline.

He was also praise for Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who he said he liked because he did not know acting.

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