The National Green Tribunal (NGT) constituted an independent judicial committee to decide on Vedanta Limited’s plea challenging the Tamil Nadu Government's order to close the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin.
According to reports, the constituted committee will be headed by a retired judge and is expected to give a verdict on the matter in about six weeks. NGT Chairman Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the committee will include representatives from Vedanta, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board and...
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya whose magical spell of bowling turned the 3rd Test match in India's favour in merely 30 balls on Sunday said that he does not want to be compared to legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev.
The 24-year-old, claimed his first five-wicket haul to help the India bowl out host England for 161 runs on day 2 of the third Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday, the English team still trail by a mammoth 292 runs.
Speaking to media, Hardik Pandya over his comparison to Kapil Dev said, "I...
The Congress in Rajasthan has demanded suspension of the ongoing statewide Gaurav Yatra by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje alleging misuse of government machinery.Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot said on Monday that despite the High Court objecting to government machinery being misused for the yatra, the Public Works Department in Pindwara-Abu has yet again invited tenders for yatra arrangements. "It amounts to insulting the judiciary," said Pilot."The Rajasthan High Court...
At least 12 people have been killed since Sunday from multiple strong earthquakes hitting the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa, less than a month after strong earthquakes resulted in the death of nearly a 100 people in the area.
A shallow magnitude 6.9 quake hit the Lombok island on Sunday night, which was followed by strong aftershocks, causing landslides. While 2 people died from a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, 10 others were killed by collapsing buildings. More than 1,800 houses were damaged,...
Several shots were fired at the US Embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Monday but no casualties have been reported, police said."We can confirm a security incident took place at the US Embassy early this morning. We have no reports of any injuries and we are investigating the details," David Gainer, the spokesperson of the US Embassy told the Hurriyet Daily News."We thank the Turkish National Police for their rapid response," he added.CNNTürk reported that the drive-by shooting occurred...
The United Kingdom authorities have confirmed to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday that fugitive Nirav Modi, an accused in the Punjab National Bank money laundering scam of over $2 billion is in the UK.
After getting the information from UK authorities, CBI moved an extradition request to the home ministry because the request to bring him back will be sent to the UK through the external affairs ministry.
United Kingdom authorities have confirmed that Nirav Modi is in the U.K...
Remembering Uttam Kumar: The ‘Mahanayak’ Of Bengali Cinema
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July 24 , 2015 , 21:07 IST
It was the early morning of 24th July 1980, when the Bengali matinee idol Uttam Kumar took his last breath. Whole Bengal was in the state of shock when the news of his death broke out. People came out on streets to get a last glimpse of their superstar, howling millions followed the vehicle carrying his remains.
Widely regarded as the greatest actor of Bengali cinema, Uttam Kumar had a huge fan following. In fact, Bollywood actor Raj Kapoor used to call him ‘The Smart Modern Hero of India’.
Uttam’s first movie was ‘Drishtidan’ in 1948, after which he acted in many films, unfortunately all of them flopped badly. People in the industry started making fun of him and started calling him as the ‘Flop Master’.
He later got the contact at M.P Studios for three years. M.P studios produced the film "Basu Paribar" in which he came into prominence, but his breakthrough film was 'Agni Pariksha' in 1954 that began the success of the all-time romantic pair of Uttam Kumar - Suchitra Sen.
Often starred alongside actress Suchitra Sen on-screen, the duo ushered in the so-called 'golden era' of Bengali cinema and they went on to become icons of romantic melodramas for more than twenty years.
Apart from Bengali, Uttam Kumar also acted in around 15 Hindi films such as Chhoti Si Mulaqat, Amanush, Anand Ashram, Dooriyaan, Bandie and Kitaab.
He explored new avenues of film-making by trying his hand at production, singing, composing music, screenplay writing and directing.
Manna Dey became the voice of Bengal's matinee idol Uttam Kumar after ‘Gali theke Rajpath’ and ‘Sankhyabela’. In fact 'Sankhaybela' established Manna Dey as the voice of Uttam Kumar and this continued for numerous films.
Listen to some of the best evergreen songs of Uttam Kumar:
His most lauded appearances was in Satyajit Ray's Nayak (The Hero). Many people feel the film bears resemblance to Uttam Kumar's own life – the sense of anxiety and restlessness mirrored Uttam's insecurities about his phenomenal success and abiding fear that his superstardom might not last.
In his entire lifetime, Uttam Kumar donned many hats, an actor, director, singer, producer, music composer, etc. He will always be remembered as one of the ‘Greatest Heroes’ of the film industry.