Day: June 11, 2020

George Floyd’s Brother Tells US Congress: ‘He Didn’t Deserve to Die over $20’

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held its first formal proceedings to examine issues underlying weeks of US civil unrest as it consider sweeping reform legislation. A US congressional panel confronting racial injustice and police violence on Wednesday heard an impassioned plea from a brother of George Floyd not to let his death in Minneapolis police custody to have been in vain, lamenting that he “didn’t deserve to die over $20.” More than two weeks after George Floyd died when a Minneapolis police knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee...

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Big B-starrer ‘Chehre’ producer out to make more suspense thrillers

The suspense drama “Chehre” starring Amitabh Bachchan is ready for release, and meanwhile the film’s producer Anand Pandit is out exploring the genre with a couple of fresh scripts. “I love scripts that have uncertainty and are not predictable, because there is so much one can do with those (stories). I like it when my viewers are kept thinking of what’s going to happen next. To keep the audience guessing is an art and I love that challenge,” said Pandit. The producer is looking at a two-month deadline to finish scripting and start working on both the movies. “The...

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NIA arrests two for stealing computer hardware from INS Vikrant

Almost eight months after a theft on board the indigenous aircraft carrier in Kerala’s Cochin Shipyard, where INS Vikrant, is under construction, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested two suspects from Bihar and Rajasthan. An NIA spokesperson said the agency arrested Sumit Kumar Singh (23), a resident of Bihar’s Munger district, and Daya Ram (22), a resident of Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh, from their houses. The two were allegedly involved in the theft of computer hardware components from the under-construction Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd. The theft on board the vessel was reported in September...

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