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Post demonetisation, separatists and Maoists feel 'fund-starved': Arun Jaitley        Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: 4 railway officials suspended based on prima facie cause of accident        ACB forced me to testify against BS Yeddyurappa: KAS officer        Wreckage of US warship found after 70 years        Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina        Stand-up comedian, activist Dick Gregory dies        Shikhar Dhawan bags 11th ton as India hammer Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in opening ODI        Probe allegation against Kerala Transport Minister: VS Achuthanandan        Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) passes resolution to join NDA        ‘Pakistan’s Mother Teresa’ accorded state funeral        Upul Tharanga's Sri Lanka seek redemption against Virat Kohli and Co        India rally to beat Mauritius 2-1 in Tri-Nation opener        23 dead as 14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UP        Shukkoor murder: CBI re-investigation against CPI(M) leaders        Positive result on merger in a day or two: Panneerselvam        Malappuram conversions: State didn't submit report, says Minister        Nitish, Sharad supporters clash outside CM's house        Knife attacker in Russian city wounds 8, shot by police        Two new earthworm species found in Western Ghats        Oommen Chandy's idea not practical: Antony        
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Entertainment News
New CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi opens up
 
(New Delhi, Aug 12, 2017, PTI): Newly appointed censor board chief Prasoon Joshi today said that he hoped to carry out his responsibilities in a constructive manner.

The government replaced Pahlaj Nihalani, who has hogged headlines for his controversial decisions, with Joshi in a surprise announcement today.

Good intent is the best beginning. Bearing responsibility and doing my best has been my endeavour. I have believed that right and responsibilities are better served with constructive contribution, Joshi told PTI after his appointment

One hopes to make a positive difference with the guidance and support of respected minds, he said.

The 45-year-old award winning lyricist will serve as chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for a period of three years or until further orders, the information and broadcasting ministry said in a release.

The government also reconstituted the existing board.

The new members are Vidya Balan, Vivek Agnihotri, Gautami Tadimalla, Narendra Kohli, Naresh Chandra Lal, Neil Herbert Nongkynrih, Waman Kendre, T S Nagabharana, Ramesh Patange, Vani Tripati Tikoo, Jeevitha Rajasekhar and Mihir Bhuta.

Joshi, a two-time National award-winning lyricist, was born in Almora (Uttarakhand).

He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2015 for his contributions in the field of arts, literature and advertising.

Actor Vidya Balan, one of the newly appointed members of the board said, I hope to fulfil my responsibilities as a member to the best of my abilities.

I look forward to this new and exciting phase where our cinema will be allowed to reflect the sensibilities, realities and complexities of the society we are living in today, she added.


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KERALA NEWS
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 (Kannur, Aug 19, 2017, DG): The CBI has decided to conduct a re-investigation against CPI(M) leaders  
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Wreckage of US warship found after 70 years
 (Washington, Aug 20, 2017):The wreckage of a lost US warship has been found 72 years after a
Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
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NATIONAL NEWS
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 (MUMBAI, Aug 20, 2017):Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said demonetisation left
Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: 4 railway officials suspended based on prima facie cause of accident
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