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‘BOB’ maker Neupane demands IRs 2.5 million in damage with ‘Kriti’ maker Kunder

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LALITPUR — Nepali film maker Aneel Neupane has sent a legal notice to the makers of the Hindi short film ‘Kriti’ demanding IRs 2.5 million in reparation.

Organising a press conference to inform the latest updates regarding the BOB-Kriti dispute at Lalitpur on Sunday, Neupanesaid that he has appointed an Indian lawyer Amulya Dhingra and they are taking the case against Shirish Kunder.

The notice also asks the makers of ‘Kriti’ to recognize Neupane as “the original author and creator of the original literary, dramatic and artistic works related to BOB” along with the compensation amount.

“The truth will come out definitely as I have enough evidences to back my claims,” Neupane claimed during the press meet. And his team has been trying to contact Vimeo officials regarding the allegations made by Kunder about the manipulation in the upload date of BOB, Neupane further added.

YouTube had removed short films- Kriti, due to a copyright claim by Neupane, and Neupane’s BOB was taken down after a counter copyright claim by Abhayan and Singh of Indie Muviz.

Few days after the removal of the films, the makers of Kriti had held a press conference regarding the BOB-Kriti controversy and accused Neupane of manipulating Vimeo video upload date.

Earlier, responding to Neupane’s allegations, Kunder’s representatives had sent Neupane a notification on June 27 demanding him to stop “making wrong, illegal and false accusations” and to pull down his short film from the internet.

And later in a press meeting, had alleged that Neupane had backdated his video on Vimeo to con his way to make those plagiarism claims.

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Mid-Hill highway opens door of prosperity: Minister Adhikari





GALKOT- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Mid-Hill highway had opened the door of prosperity.

He added that the highway was easing the transportation service of the hilly people.

Inaugurating the Badigad Festival and Nwagi Fair-2075 BS here in Baglung district on Saturday, Minister Adhikari stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures to strengthen the nationality and create harmony among the people.

The festival organizer committee coordinator Tika Paija shared that the festival was organized to preserve domestic culture and promote local tourism.
The festival will run until November 25.

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