NEW DELHI — Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s appointment as brand ambassdor for the Incredible India campaign has put on hold after his name appeared in the Panama Papers.
The decision was supposed to be taken this month, but will now be taken once the clean chit is given to Bachchan. Reports suggest that the delay in decision has been due to his name in the Panama Papers leak.
Reports suggested that the papers name two shipping firms registered under his name in the tax haven.
The leaks have put his selection as ambassador for the campaign under the cloud. However, officials of the campaign have not confirmed this news, the Times of India reported.
The Indian government’s campaign came under a storm earlier this year, when its ambassador Bollywood star, Amir Khan, remarked about the growing intolerance in India.
He was removed as ambassador for the campaign, which aims to produce a positive image of India so as to attract international tourists, Indian media reported.
During an event he said that his wife was scared for his life and wanted the family to leave the country.Follow @gorkhapost
CCTV cameras lying idle
BETRAWATI— The CCTV cameras installed at main market area and road side of Bidur Municipality in Nuwakot are lying idle.
As many as 25 sets of CCTV which were installed on the initiative of Nuwakot Chamber of Commerce and Industry are now dysfunctional.
The cameras were set up at the cost of Rs 3.5 million. The concerned side has not paid any attention to repair the cameras in the public which were helpful in maintaining security in the areas.
Right now almost all the CCTVs installed in the public places are not in functioning condition, said Basanta Kunwar, Superintendant of Police.
The cameras were installed a year ago in collaboration among the Nuwakot District Development Committee, Bidur Municipality, different banks and financial institutions.Follow @gorkhapost