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ADHM row: Won't work with Pakistani actors, Producers say after meeting CM Fadnavis, MNS' Thackeray

Karan Johar's film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will hit the screens as scheduled on 28 October, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and the Film and Television Producers Guild of India concluded on 22 October, after a meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

After the meeting, filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt said that the Film and Television Producers Guild of India had decided that they will not work with Pakistani actors anymore.

"Assured the CM that the producers guild and any filmmaker will not work with any Pakistani artist in the future," Bhatt said.

"Karan Johar will display a slate of tribute for Uri martyrs before Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starts playing out in the screens," Bhatt added.

The meeting was held to address the row over Johar's upcoming film, which has drawn ire for featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.

Jammu: Pakistan violates ceasefire in the RS Pura sector

Pakistan rangers again violated ceasefire along the International Border (IB) in the RS Pura sector of Jammu district by resorting to small arms fire late on Friday night.

"Small arms bursts are beings fired by Pakistan Rangers in Abdullian village in the Suchetgarh sector in RS Pura," Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh said.

He said people have been advised to stay indoors and so far no relief camps have been set up and the situation will be monitored for the next 18 hours.

A BSF officer said the jawans were giving befitting reply to Pakistan Rangers.

The latest ceasefire violations came hours after the BSF claimed to have killed seven Pakistan Rangers and one terrorist in the "retaliatory fire" in the Kathua sector on the international border.

J&K: Alleged Pakistani spy arrested in Samba sector; 2 SIM cards, map recovered

An alleged Pakistani spy was arrested in the Samba setor of Jammu and Kashmir on 22 October and reportedly he is being interrogated by the security forces.

The arrested person has been identified a resident of Arnia sector in Jammu district, Bodh Raj.

According to media reports, officials have recovered two SIM cards and a map showing deployment of security forces from Bodh Raj.

The Samba District Police has said that based on the information received from Military Intelligence with regard to the involvement of Bodh Raj for his espionage activities and passing on vital information regarding deployment and movement of security forces to Pakistan, a special operation was conducted to nab him in the border area of Ramgarh.

PoK observes 'Black Day' to mark invasion of Kashmir by Pakistani Army

People in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) are observing 22 October as a "Black Day", as it was on this day, in 1947, that the Pakistani Army disguised as tribal invaders attacked the princely undivided state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Kashmiris across POK are observing the day by demanding the immediate withdrawal of Pakistani forces from their territory.

In 1947, just months after partition, Pakistani forces, masquerading as tribals, attacked the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir and indulged in plunder and the killing of innocents on an unprecedented level.

The tribals, known as Kabailies, were employed by Pakistan with a conspiracy to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir by executing a genocide on the people. It was an attack by Pakistani Pathans on the Kashmiri people.

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Mukesh Ambani's staggering wealth

With a net worth of $23.1 billion, he's India's richest man by some distance. Infact, Mukesh Ambani who was named as the wealthiest Indian for the 9th consecutive year, is richer than entire states and union territories in the country.

According to the latest estimates of his wealth, Ambani's worth is greater than the annual gross state domestic product of 14 states and UTs. These include Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and most of the 7 sisters.

Big Tobacco is about to get bigger

UK-based British American Tobacco has offered to buy American tobacco company Reynolds American Inc. in a move that would create the world's largest listed tobacco company.

At a cost of $47 billion, the deal would also represent the biggest deal by a British company since the Brexit referendum. The merger would also give BAT inroads into America's highly regulated tobacco market after a gap of 12 years.

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UP comes first...in custodial deaths

Uttar Pradesh is the worst place in the country to go to jail. New numbers put out by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have show that the state ranks highest in the number of custodial deaths in the country.

According to the NHRC data, between October 2015 and September 2026, 401 deaths took place in judicial custody and 27 in police custody.

Meanwhile Chhattisgarh was the state with the most cases of encounter killing with 66 confirmed by the NHRC.

2016 will be hottest year ever

If you thought 2015 was a bad year, 2016 is set to replace it as the hottest year since reliable weather recording was first implemented.

With 2 months still left to go, available data from all major sources including NASA has shown that this year can already be conferred with the dubious distinction. This is an ignominious threepeat as the following two years were each the hottest years on record as well.

 
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