Shekhar Kapur is president of FTII


Pune: Noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur was on Tuesday appointed president of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and chairman of the institute’s governing council, an official said. The 74-year-old filmmaker’s tenure would be till March 3, 2023, the official said. — PTI

PYC chief held for burning tractor

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) president Brinder Dhillon and three others in connection with the tractor-burning incident near India Gate on Monday. The police said six PYC activists were held on Monday. The arrested include Harish Panwar and Abraham Roy Mani, National General Secretaries of All India Youth Congress, and Buntry Shelke, Secretary, AIYC incharge of PYC. — TNS

Tibetans hail Chinese spy’s conviction

New Delhi: Tibetans in exile here have welcomed a Swedish court’s decision to deport a Chinese-Tibetan after he had completed a sentence for spying on Tibetans in Sweden for the Chinese intelligence. Dorjee Gyantsan (52) was convicted of “illegal intelligence activity” after he was found to have met Chinese intelligence officers as part of an operation to spy on Tibetans in Sweden. — TNS

ESIC guidelines on Covid safety steps

New Delhi: Keeping up vigil against Covid-19, the ESIC of the Labour Ministry on Tuesday issued safety workplace guidelines for industrial places and other establishments. The guidelines are a compendium of dos and don’ts in the form of a booklet. — TNS



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