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SPORTS: Match Fixing Cloud in I-League
The bane of match-fixing has reared its head again and this time it has tried to bring Indian football in its clutches. A couple of players from the I-league club Minerva Punjab were approached by bookies to fix matches in exchange for Rs 30 lakh in each case. One of the players is Indian while the other is a foreigner according to the owner Ranjit Bajaj. The club has reported the matter to the AIFF and the AFC and will also be filing an FIR.
ENTERTAINMENT: Ex-CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani Hails SC’s Ruling On Padmaavat
Former CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani has hailed the Supreme Court decision to lift the ban imposed by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana on the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period film Padmaavat. Describing the Supreme Court's judgment as a “historical” decision for the film industry, Nihalani told News18.com, “It's completely wrong that some people are trying to ban the film even after it has got clearance from the CBFC. There's a Cinematography Act of 1952 which clearly says that if a film gets a certificate from the CBFC then it's the job of the state to take care of the law & order situation. And I think Supreme Court has given the judgement according to that.” Nihalani further said the Supreme Court ruling is an eye-opener for all those organisations that held protests against the film and that “it’s the responsibility of the state government to provide full security for a safe release of the film.
TECH: Microsoft Surface Book 2 is Finally Coming to India
Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its 2-in-1 detachable Surface Book 2 is coming to all Surface markets, including India. Pre-orders for the 15-inch Surface Book 2 began on Wednesday in countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Britain. "Later in the year, 13-inch and 15-inch Surface Book 2 will be rolled out to China, Hong Kong and India, among others," Microsoft wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.
AUTO: 2018 Maruti Swift Bookings Open
Maruti Suzuki has officially opened the bookings of the 2018 Swift for a token price of Rs 11000. The new Swift will be launched at the 2018 Auto Expo in February and will be offered in 6 colors, including 1 new orange paint. This is the 1st time that the Maruti Swift will be offered with an automatic gearbox. A total of 4 variants, 2 each for petrol and diesel will get the AGS gearbox, while the rest 4 will come with manual gearbox.