Mumbai: Karnataka Congress Minister DK Shivakumar on Wednesday reached the hotel in Mumbai, where rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying, amid slogans of “Go back, Go back – Shivakumar go back”. The slogans were raised by supporters of one of the disgruntled JD(S) MLAs, Narayan Gowda. Speaking to reporters outside the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel where the dissident MLAs are staying, Shivakumar said: “I have booked a room here. My friends are staying here. There has been a small problem, we have to hold negotiations. We can’t go for a divorce immediately. There is no question of threatening, we love and respect each other.” Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Mumbai Police escorted Shivakumar away from the gates of the hotel. Security was tightened outside the hotel after the rebel MLAs wrote a letter to Mumbai Commissioner of Police on Tuesday seeking protection, stating: “We have heard Chief Minister and DK Shivakumar are going to storm the hotel, we feel threatened.” “We do not want to meet him (Shivakumar), kind request to help us in this matter and do not allow them to enter the hotel premises,” the letter added. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us Among the MLAs who have signed the letter are Shivram Hebbar, Pratap Gowda Patil, BC Patil, ST Somshekar, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Byrati Basavraj, Gopalaiyya, H Vishwanath, Narayan Gowda, and Mahesh Kumutali. The 13-month old Congress-JD(S) government slumped into crisis following the resignation of 11 MLAs from the membership of the state Assembly last week. Advertise With Us The state Assembly has 225 members, including one nominated MLA. The halfway mark in the 225-member Assembly is 113. The Congress-JD(S) coalition is making all efforts to protect its government which seems to have fallen short of a majority. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has also claimed that they will overcome the current crisis. All the ministers from the two parties have resigned paving way for the restructuring of the state Cabinet in a bid to accommodate the dissident MLAs. The Congress party has been constantly accusing the BJP of conspiring to topple Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka. However, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in his reply in Parliament, asserted that his party is committed to parliamentary democracy and has no relation with the developments in Karnataka.
Toronto’s main stock index continued to push higher Thursday as Wall Street veered lower on heightened interest rate expectations from the U.S. Federal Reserve.The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 65.32 points to 15,454.92, with rising energy and financials shares among the key gainers.Following Wednesday’s announcement that the Fed remains on course to raise rates one more time this year and three times in 2018, interest-sensitive names on the TSX have benefited, said portfolio manager Kash Pashootan.“Banks stocks are having a good couple of days here given that higher interest rates help their net interest margins,” said Pashootan, who works at First Avenue Advisory, a Raymond James company.“So although the announcement came from the U.S. it had a spillover effect in Canada.”South of the border, banks and industrials were among the few bright spots on U.S. stock indexes as modest gains from a day earlier were wiped out.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 53.36 points to 22,359.23. The S&P 500 index lost 7.64 points to 2,500.60 and the Nasdaq composite index gave back 33.35 points to 6,422.69.“You’re seeing a hangover effect from yesterday’s Federal Reserve meeting and comments,” said Pashootan. “Really, the take away of course is that if there were any doubts that rates were going to continue to rise, that’s been removed off the table.”As a result, he said, that’s having a bullish effect on the U.S. dollar and putting downward pressure on the loonie.The Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 81.04 cents US, down 0.44 of a cent.Pashootan said the fact that the market has been fairly boring and inactive in the United States “is a good thing because it’s taking the time needed to digest the news.”“If you think about monetary policy in Canada compared to the U.S., it’s been quite different in the sense that the U.S. has done a better job at speaking ahead and preparing the markets for higher rates,” he said.“The Bank of Canada didn’t prepare the markets as well in advance and you’ve seen the result of that in the Canadian dollar being up double digits in the last six months.”In commodities news, the November crude contract shed 14 cents to US$50.55 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was down 15 cents to US$2.95 per mmBTU.The December gold contract dropped $21.60 to US$1,294.80 an ounce and the December copper contract declined three cents to US$2.93 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter
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[email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: July 30 2016 4:27 am As per family members the woman was detected with dengue a few years back also representational file photo Top News A 28-year-old woman died of dengue in Ahmedabad on Thursday This is the first death from Ahmedabad due to dengue this season The deceased a resident of Naroda died at a private hospital On July 23 she was first admitted to Naroda’s private hospital On July 25 she was shifted to another private hospital in Sabarmati area Finally on July 27 she was shifted to Sterling hospital where she succumbed to dengue late on Thursday Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) medical officer Dr Bhavin Solanki said that she had a prior dengue history “Within this month she travelled to Nagpur and Bihar Also as per family members she was detected with dengue a few years back also” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsLiverpool look likely to have a full set of attacking options for the first time this season when they face Southampton at Anfield on Saturday Injuries have blighted Liverpool’s start but Adam Lallana is back in full training after damaging his thigh pre-season and is expected to feature while another injury concern Sadio Mane also trained on Wednesday after tweaking a hamstring on international duty with Senegal File image of Adam Lallana Reuters Philippe Coutinho who last appeared for Liverpool on 22 October came through an untroubled 68 minutes in Brazil’s friendly against England on Tuesday With Jordan Henderson also fit after missing Liverpool’s last match the 4-1 win over West Ham United manager Jurgen Klopp may have a full hand for the first time since adding Mohamed Salah to his attacking armoury in the summer Lallana’s return is particularly welcome since the England midfielder has been so influential in Klopp’s two seasons in charge at Anfield The sight of Lallana running incessantly in the German’s first game away at Tottenham Hotspur before collapsing in his manager’s arms when substituted endeared him to Liverpool supporters and the manager quickly saw his value in honing the team’s all-action style The 29-year-old quickly became instrumental in triggering the Liverpool press and provided a series of tireless performances last season when he scored eight goals in 31 league appearances “He is a very important player for us” said Klopp after Lallana signed a new three-year contract earlier this year “For me it was clear we had to try everything to keep a player like him” Lallana frequently led the statistics for distance run during Liverpool matches averaging around 13kms although it is wrong to characterise the former Southampton midfielder as merely a bundle of energy He can play anywhere from midfield or out wide and his first touch and close control proved crucial to Liverpool’s link play He was frequently at the heart of some of the club’s most important performances “It’s great to hear Adam Lallana is close to a return because it’s all about options with Juergen Klopp” former Liverpool striker John Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo “Adam being fit gives us an option and he’ll know he has to fight to win his place back He’s been injured far too much and it’s unfortunate but he’ll be under no illusions he has more of a fight than ever to hold down a place in this midfield” Competition has increased with the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who scored on his first Premier League start for Liverpool against West Ham With Mane Salah and Roberto Firmino seemingly the first-choice attack and Coutinho assured a midfield slot Lallana will be competing with Henderson Oxlade-Chamberlain James Milner Emre Can and Gini Wijnaldum for two starting spots a competitive step up from last season “It’s a headache for Klopp but it’s a good headache” said Aldridge This snippet of vital badminton information could come straight out of the pages of Ripley’s ‘Believe It or Not’: a male Indian shuttler has notched up victories on two successive days over (a) the player ranked World No 1 for a record period of time and (b) the current world and Olympic champion It is amazing; it is unprecedented But it did happen on Friday the day of all quarter-finals in the $1 million prize money Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton championship HS Prannoy who had administered a veritable hiding on Thursday to Malaysia’s top seed and defending champion Lee Chong Wei set the Jakarta Convention Centre alight on Friday by scraping past China’s two-time reigning world champion and Rio Olympics gold medallist Chen Long after a titanic 75-minute battle-royal by a 21-18 16-21 21-19 verdict HS Prannoy reacts after defeating Chen Long in their quarter-final match at Indonesia Open AP “This was a brilliant effort from Prannoy” was the enthusiastic response from former Indian national champion and chief coach at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy Vimal Kumar “Beating two of the world’s fittest and most experienced players on the trot and at the highest level of competition is very creditable Prannoy is coming out of an injury break; and that makes it even more spectacular” Indeed the bearded 24-year-old Kerala-born Prannoy became the first Indian player to beat the three current greats of the game In addition to his wins over Lee and Long he also has the distinction of defeating China’s legendary five-time world champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist Lin Dan at the 2015 French Open There was a double dose of joy for Indian lovers of the sport when Kidambi Srikanth joined his fellow-countryman in the semi-finals with a clinically precise 21-15 21-14 victory over Chinese Taipei’s giant-killer Tzu Wei Wang The 22-year-old Taiwanese player ranked 19th on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) ladder had disposed of China’s seventh-seeded Dan in the opening round and then scored a second-round win over Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus by coincidentally the exact same scoreline of 21-16 21-18 There were few weapons in Wei Wang’s armoury to which Srikanth did not have an answer; and the 22nd-ranked Indian dictated the pace and trend of the 37-minute encounter with his trademark overhead sideline smashes and good control over the net Perhaps the Taiwanese player failed to realise that Srikanth who made a miraculous recovery from meningitis in 2013 had been ranked as high as third in the world in June 2015 before being struck by an ankle injury last October There is now an even chance that two Indians will cross swords in the final on Sunday as had happened in the Singapore Open last month when Sai Praneeth and Srikanth got into a face-off for the title Of course for that to happen Srikanth will have to produce a performance to rival that of Prannoy’s showing against Long when he takes on South Korea’s recently installed World No 1 and second seed Son Wan Ho in the semi-final on Saturday Wan Ho who had conquered India’s Praneeth in his opening match but struggled over the full distance in the second round before putting Chinese qualifier Zhao Junpeng away was more comfortable on Friday while sidelining the No 6 seed from Chinese Taipei Chou Tien Chen at 21-15 21-17 Nor will the unassuming Prannoy be inclined to take matters easy in his own semi-final against 27-year-old Japanese qualifier Kazumasa Sakai who outlasted the doughty Englishman Rajiv Ouseph at 13-21 21-16 21-10 in a long-drawn 57-minute defensive battle In a tournament that has witnessed upsets galore the 47th-ranked Japanese journeyman accounted for such worthies as Indonesia’s Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Hong Kong’s Wei Nan in the preliminary rounds; and then in the main draw for Malaysia’s Chong Wei Feng and then Emil Holst shock conqueror of fellow-Dane and third seed Viktor Axelsen There can be no two opinions that the induction into Gopichand’s coaching staff of Indonesian Mulyo Handoyo for the singles players and Malaysian Tan Kim Her for the paired events has brought a new dimension into the Indian players’ courtcraft and tactical planning There was definitely a touch of the 2010 world champion Taufik Hidayat’s strokes particularly the backhand and brilliant economy of movement in Prannoy’s unhurried coverage of the court and execution of shots against Long The Chinese ace had only been seeded eighth in view of the gradual drop in his BWF ranking and the fact that he has been picking and choosing his tournaments after his Olympic triumph last August However he had appeared to be in good nick while disposing of the challenge of two dangerous players Germany’s Marc Zwiebler (at 21-14 21-14) and Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie (at 21-9 21-7) His long-legged court coverage and precision of stroke against Christie in particular had been most impressive But Prannoy had come with his own gameplan Realising that naked aggression which had worked the previous day against Chong Wei would not take the Chinese star by surprise the Indian concentrated on playing the patient rallying game and only administering the ‘coup de grace’ when his rival was pulled out of position It also helped that Prannoy was spot on with his line challenges whereas the nervy world champion frittered away his own two chances by making ill-judged challenges Both players used the overhead crosscourt smash as point-winning strokes and both used the net dribble liberally though Long was swift enough to tap any shuttle that was even an inch over the tape Prannoy led all the way until 10-7 when the match was interrupted by a defective overhead strobe which started flashing erratically Once the problem was fixed Prannoy maintained his 11-7 lemon-time advantage and pushed ahead to 14-8 and 17-11 with help from a few Long errors The Indian looked fully in control of the game at 20-15 but the tall Chinese player reduced the margin to 18-20 and briefly threatened to usurp Prannoy’s thunder The world champ was at his best in the second stanza where he employed considerable disguise in his overhead smashes using angle and placement in preference to raw power Even so Prannoy managed to prolong the rallies and get that extra shuttle back to catch up with his opponent at 16-all A speedy follow-up to the net behind a smash by Long coupled with two foozled net dribbles and a poor baseline judgment from Prannoy were sufficient to give the Chinese the second game and bring him back on par with the Indian Qualitatively speaking the match attained dizzying heights in the decider as both players fought for just that tiny advantage and failed to get it Both exploited the full contours of the court and tried to gain control of the net a spot where Long displayed some deft touches Yet the antagonists remained deadlocked until Prannoy took a 16-13 lead only to see Long neutralise at 17-all The Indian kept his nerve and inched to match-point 20-18; and when Long hit an out-of-position backhand drive wide Prannoy let loose a yell of joy and briefly pumped his fists before swiftly recomposing himself He had just achieved the unthinkable and packed off yet another top international star “I really liked Prannoy’s composure especially after the win against Chen Long” Vimal said pointing to a remarkable lack of celebratory histrionics in Prannoy’s mien after his triumph “That clearly showed he is focused and ready for the next match Such a performance will motivate many youngsters and will help them to believe that if they put in the effort and stay focused they can excel at the highest level” It must be said that the Jakarta Convention Centre venue of this year’s Indonesia Open is fast acquiring the dubious reputation of being – like the infamous Court No 2 at Wimbledon – the graveyard of champions With the top seeds in three of the five events having already been knocked out before the day of the quarter-finals it was the turn of the player who had not been beaten in her six previous tournaments to bite the dust The No 1 seed in the women’s singles and currently the world’s top-ranked player Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying produced a distinctly sub-par performance on Friday and had her 30-match winning streak snapped by an inspired Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand Like Chong Wei the previous day the Taiwanese ace looked totally off-colour and produced a performance liberally littered with errors in the first and third games Jindapol’s stunning victory at 21-19 8-21 21-17 in exactly an hour was almost a mirror image of the proceedings in her second-round match on Thursday against India’s Saina Nehwal herself a former World No 1 In a semi-final featuring unseeded players the Thai will take on Japan’s Sayaka Sato who accounted for the No 3 seed and compatriot Akane Yamaguchi by a 21-17 18-21 21-18 scoreline The other semi-final will feature South Korea’s fifth-seeded Sung Ji Hyun against Chinese-American Zhang Beiwen conqueror of India’s PV Sindhu in the pre-quarter-final While the Korean sidelined Chen Xiaoxin at 21-6 21-23 21-14 the American eliminated yet another seed Sun Yu of China ranked No 6 at 21-15 21-19 The exit of the women’s singles No 1 seed left the Chinese mixed doubles pairing of Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen as the sole survivors of the carnage of top seeds in this tournament of topsy-turvy results By: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 4 2015 7:22 pm Shraddha will be seen playing the role of a girl named Vinni a hair stylist by profession but passionate about dancing Related News Actress Shraddha Kapoor who is gearing up for the release of “ABCD 2” says whenever the film’s cast got stuck in a dance sequence actor-director and dancer par excellence Prabhudheva came to their rescue “ABCD 2” releasing on June 19 is directed by Remo D’Souza and features Prabhudheva in a key role “Prabhudheva sir would really help and explain how to do it whenever we got kind of stuck on a step He is very humble helpful and down to earth” Shraddha told IANS over phone from Mumbai Share This Article Related Article The “Aashiqui 2” actress shared that Remo wanted the cast to do around 18 to 20 dance styles in the dance-based movie Some of the dance styles include lyrical hip-hop crumping house contemporary locking and popping Shraddha will be seen playing the role of a girl named Vinni a hair stylist by profession but passionate about dancing Describing her character she said: “I am the ‘enthu-cutlet’ of the film I want to see all our dreams come true we (the dance group in the film) are from Nalasopara and we want to conquer the world” The 27-year-old enjoyed performing lyrical hip-hop with co-actor Varun Dhawan on “Sun-sathiya” Besides promoting “ABCD 2” a sequel to Remo’s “ABCD – AnyBody Can Dance” Shraddha is currently filming “Baaghi” which also features actor Tiger Shroff She will also be singing besides acting in the upcoming film “Rock On 2” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Published: September 10 2015 2:20 am Related News The trial of Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui who has been accused of rape by an American research scholar began in a fast-track court in Delhi on Wednesday with the recording of prosecution evidence The court also dropped four witnesses two student’s of Farooqui and two doctors who were earlier summoned as witnesses The proceedings began with the counsel for the research scholar advocate Vrinda Grover and Public Prosecutor A T Ansari asking the court to drop the two witnesses — Poonam Girdhani and Ankit Chadha — who were students of Farooqui and who allegedly saw the victim entering the building in which the accused resided after she got out of a taxi Share This Article Related Article While the prosecution had named the students as witnesses the complainant’s counsel claimed that she had not named them in her complaint against Farooqui Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain then dropped the two witnesses and told them to appear as and when directed by the court Replying to the complainant’s application Farooqui told the court that he has admitted the call detail records (CDRs) between him and the research scholar between March 1 to March 31 The accused also admitted the MLC pertaining to the medical examination of the woman and himself conducted by the two doctors After the admission of the MLC the court also dropped the two doctors For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKohler: Playing only his seventh Major Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri set himself up nicely for a career-best finish as he turned in a two-under 70 to be tied eighth after the third round of the PGA Championship here He will play in the fourth last group on Sunday alongside Matt Kuchar Lahiri winner of the Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open earlier this season came onto the Whistling Straits course early yesterday to complete his remaining five holes from second round and then less than three hours later began his third round He birdied three of the five — a hat-trick from fifth to seventh — remaining second round holes and then added five birdies against three bogeys in the third round Anirban Lahiri hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the 2015 PGA Championship Getty Jason Day (66) will go in the lead group with Jordan Spieth (65) who already owns two of this year’s Majors – the Masters and US Open Day who has nine top-10s in Majors but has never won is 15-under 201 while Spieth is 13-under 203 Tiger Woods (75-73) missed the third successive cut in a Major while defending champion Rory McIlroy — making a comeback from injury — is tied 17th with rounds of 71-71-68 Speaking on plans for final round Lahiri said "You’re going to have to come out with a hot start if you want to have a chance because there are birdies on this golf course And these guys are good You’ve got to play great That’s what I’m going to try to do" "Well you had to drive it well and I did that But I just didn’t take my opportunities I gave myself quite a few but a little disappointed not to score I scored poorly today" But he also said "I’m happy with the way I hit it (But) Quite frustrated with my score I didn’t really make anything inside ten feet So it’s kind of one of those rounds that could have been I think but I’m going to have to play lights out tomorrow I’m going to make more putts tomorrow" With the course giving in a lot of good scores yesterday Lahiri started his third round in style with birdies on first and second He hit a fine drive and a nice approach to 10 feet and holed his first birdie Then despite finding the left rough on second with his drive he hit his next shot to 77 yards and chipped nicely to five feet and holed his birdie putt on par-five second After two pars Lahiri missed an 18-footer for birdie on par-five fifth leaving it 16 inches short He gave away his first bogey of Saturday when a 19-footer for par stopped less than a foot short on par-3 seventh Another miss for a birdie from 16 feet saw him turn in one-under He missed yet another 10-odd footer for birdie on 10th and rolled his 25-footer for eagle to 18 inches for a birdie on par-5 11th That fired him as he hit a great shot from tee to five feet to make it back-to-back birdies on par-three 12th He was now three-under for the day and 10-under for the tournament The run stopped yet again A 15-footer for birdie went past on 13th and he missed a eight-footer for par on par-four 15th Two great shots and a neat chip gave him a five-footer for birdie on par-5 16th and he grabbed it He was on the green and 20-feet away on par-3 17th but did not hole it Then on the 18th which was again the toughest hole of the day Lahiri left a 11-footer par putt less than a foot short for a closing bogey The same hole cost him a double on the first day Lying third is former US Open winner Justin Rose (68) with South African Branden Grace (64) at 12-under 204 and lurking one shot behind them is Martin Kaymer (65) the 2010 PGA Championship winner at Whistling Straits Tony Finau (69) and third round leader Matt Jones (73) are tied sixth at 10-under 206 and Lahiri is tied eighth with Dustin Johnson (68) at eight-under Matt Kuchar (68) Billy Horschel (68) and JB Holmes (69) complete the Top-10 at seven-under 209 Among Asian Tour stars Australian rookie Cameron Smith signed for a 70 for a share of 30th place while Yang posted another 72 to slip to tied-44th Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat who won a matchplay event in Europe a fortnight ago carded a 73 for a tied-62nd place at Whistling Straits PTI Bangkok:Thai authorities on Saturday detained an activist attempting to mark the 1932 revolution that ended absolute monarchy police said a historical event that has become increasingly taboo under an ultra-royalist junta The bloodless revolution on 24 June 1932 launched parliamentary democracy in Thailand but the decades since have been punctuated by frequent military coups including the putsch that ushered in the current army-led government In recent years small groups of democracy activists have gathered each anniversary to lay flowers on a small bronze plaque marking the spot where revolutionaries proclaimed the end of absolute monarchy in a fiery speech lambasting the king File image of late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej AP But the 30-inch plaque was mysteriously removed from Bangkok’s Royal Plaza this April and replaced with a new marker bearing a royalist message Authorities have not offered an explanation for the incident and earlier in June police banned people from gathering around the memorial on the revolution’s anniversary On Saturday an activist Ekachai Hongkangwan was taken to a Bangkok military base for "attitude adjustment" after he tried to lay a replica of the original plaque on top of the new one said Phanurat Lukboon deputy Metropolitan Police commissioner "He is now being held at the 11th army circle" the officer told AFP referring to army barracks The drama around the democracy plaque comes as royalist voices are ascendant in Thailand which is under the grip of a junta that grabbed power in 2014 Use of the draconian royal defamation law has surged under their rule with offenders handed decades-long jail sentences for criticism often posted on social media Earlier in June a Thai man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for Facebook posts deemed insulting to the royal family It is also a tense time for Thailand’s monarchy which underwent its first succession in 70 years after the passing of beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October 2016 His son 64-year-old Maha Vajiralongkorn took the throne late in 2016 but has yet to achieve the same popularity as his father All Thailand-based media must heavily self-censor when reporting on the monarchy to avoid violating the lese majeste law By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: March 8 2016 10:50 am “If you have EVER GONE HIKING please get tested for #LymeDisease… I was diagnosed a few days ago and have a long road ahead of me Supposedly you get it from ticks but I have absolutely no recollection of being bit or having a rash or ANYTHING Related News Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner’s wife Crystal Harris has been diagnosed with Lyme disease Harris has appealed her fans to get tested for the condition – which can affect the skin joints heart and nervous system – after learning she had contracted it without realising “If you have EVER GONE HIKING please get tested for #LymeDisease… I was diagnosed a few days ago and have a long road ahead of me Supposedly you get it from ticks but I have absolutely no recollection of being bit or having a rash or ANYTHING “…The symptoms are vast and when it has been left untreated for a long time can turn into MS Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s Dementia and ALS “Symptoms can range from sore muscles sore back sore neck anxiety fatigue heart palpitations muscle twitches bladder pain vision or hearing problems swollen lymph nodes flu like symptoms brain fog memory problems(sic)” Harris who married the media mogul in December 2012 is relieved to have a diagnosis after years of being told it was “all in her head” and feeling like a “hypochondriac” “It is a disease so many people are living with and is becoming an epidemic I always thought I was a hypochondriac” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Kolkata | Published: August 17 2015 10:42 am Churni Ganguly the director of “Nirbashito” says the acclaimed film is not based on the biography of controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen but rather inspired by her life post exile(Source: @taslimanasreen/ Twitter) Related News Churni Ganguly the director of “Nirbashito” says the acclaimed film is not based on the biography of controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen but rather inspired by her life post exile Churni said her debut film which released recently is centred around the solitary life of the author and her relation with her pet cat “The movie is in no way a biopic and is not intended to make a political statement either” Churni an established actress in Bengali cinema said The film which won the best film award at the 2014 Delhi Film Festival and two National Awards (best Bengali film and sound designer trophy) earlier this year features several poems written by Taslima as part of the background score “The film revolves around the author and her pet cat so you can draw a parallel with Taslima’s cat Minu but there are many incidents in the film which did not happen in the writer’s life” Churni told PTI here She said that once when she and her husband filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly visited Taslima’s house in Kolkata they were struck by her motherly instinct as manifested in her relation with Minu the cat Churni said Kaushik was so moved that he wrote a scipt about a mother and her child “When I took up the script I tweaked it a bit and dwelt on the aspect of the author’s loneliness and her love and care for the cat It is more of an emotional drama” she insisted Churni said the film was also about values of tolerance and democratic principles Taslima who watched the film at her home liked the concept and allowed some of her poems which talked about a woman’s solitude following social ostracisation to be used in the film Churni said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News
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