Mumbai: The makers of "Zero" told the Bombay High Court Friday that lead actor Shah Rukh Khan was holding a sword and not a 'kirpan' in the movie's poster and trailer. A division bench of Justices B P Dharmadhikari and S V Kotwal was hearing a petition filed by advocate Amritpal Singh Khalsa, claiming that the movie's trailer and poster has hurt sentiments of the Sikh community. The petition, filed earlier this month, sought a direction to the film's director and producers to delete the scenes where Shah Rukh is seen wearing a 'kirpan' (a sword or small dagger carried by Sikhs). The petition also sought a direction to the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) not to grant certification to the movie or to revoke it in case it has already been given. SRK on 'Zero' poster Bombay HC directs CBFC to examine Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Zero’! Senior counsel Narvoze Serwai, appearing for Shah Rukh Khan, producers Gauri Khan … [Read more...] about Shah Rukh holding sword, not kirpan in ‘Zero’ poster: Makers to Bombay High Court
Email By music and pop culture reporter Paul Donoughue Updated October 06, 2019 12:07:33 Photo: US rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has had his lyrics dissected in a US court. (AFP: Marco Bertorello) Related Story: Putin wants the Kremlin to 'take control' of rap music before it ruins Russia Related Story: It's the 864th-most popular song in bars and clubs — but number one in gyms Related Story: Snoop, Dre, Cypress Hill: How hip hop went mainstream — and embraced weed — in the 1990s Map: United States In 2014, the most powerful judge in the United States did something fairly unexpected.He quoted Eminem."Dada make a nice bed for mommy at the bottom of the lake. Tie a rope around a rock … There goes mama splashing in the water, no more fighting with dad."Yep. That's a line from 97 Bonnie and Clyde, from the rapper's massive 1997 album The Slim Shady LP.John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was not (unfortunately) gearing up for a career … [Read more...] about Can violent rap lyrics be evidence of criminality or does the law misunderstand music’s biggest genre?
Educational and legal experts in Hong Kong said that biased reports about the police and insufficient education about the rule of law and national identity have contributed to the surging number of violent acts by the city's young. The remarks came after the Hong Kong Police Force revealed earlier this week that students have accounted for nearly 40 percent of the 6,022 arrests related to the anti-government demonstrations since June 9. The youngest of those arrested was only 11. On Tuesday, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor also expressed her deep concerns over violence spreading to the city's schools, saying the high participation of young students in the monthslong turmoil has been "very worrying". A day before her remarks, Hong Kong police seized two "fully functional" home-made bombs in a secondary school. Ho Hon-kuen, chairman of the professional association Education Convergence, said that young students are easily influenced by the biased political speeches … [Read more...] about Biased media coverage about HK police fueling violence by the young, experts say
Video PlayerClose BIARRITZ, France, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Trade deals and the reform of WTO are better than trade wars. Trade wars will lead to recession, while trade deals will boost economy, said Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, on Saturday. He called for putting a stop to trade wars. "Trade wars among G7 members will lead to eroding the already weakened trust among us," he said during a press conference prior to the G7 summit. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that the U.S. will raise existing duties on 250 billion dollar of Chinese products from 25 percent to 30 percent beginning on Oct. 1, and another 300 billion dollar worth of Chinese imports will see tariff rise from 10 percent to 15 percent on Sept. 1. If Trump uses tariffs for political reasons it would be risky to the whole world, including the European Union, Tusk told reporters. China is firmly opposed to the U.S. announcement that it will further raise the tariffs on about 550 billion U.S. dollars … [Read more...] about Trade deals and reform of WTO are better than trade wars — EU’s Tusk
Federal regulators permitted the Boeing 737 MAX to remain in the air after a fatal crash despite their analysis that predicted the plane would average a similar crash every two or three years without design changes, according to testimony at a congressional committee Wednesday. The House Transportation Committee released a 2018 analysis by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and again raised questions about how the plane was certified and how regulators responded to the initial crash. "Despite its own calculations, the FAA rolled the dice on the safety of the traveling public and let the 737 MAX continue to fly," said committee Chairman Peter DeFazio, a Democrat from Oregon. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson, appointed in March 2019 after the two fatal crashes, told the committee that the "system is not broken" and pledged a complete review of certification procedures. He vowed to make changes as needed. "I'm not going to sign off on this airplane until I fly it myself," … [Read more...] about Hearing raises questions about Boeing 737 MAX jet’s certification