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Gangster’s son sues SRK for defaming father in ‘Raees’ demanding Rs 101 crore

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AHMEDABAD — A local court in Ahmedabad issued a notice to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s production house in response to a suit filed by the son of the Gujrati gangster Abdul Latif, claiming damages for defaming his late father.

City civil court judge RT Vatsani issued notices to Red Chillies Entertainment Private Limited, Khan’s production house, and co-producers Excel Entertainment and Rahul Dholakia Productions.

Replies are to be filed by May 11.

The film is reportedly based on the life of gangster Abdul Latif. His son Mustaq Ahmad also sought ban against the release of the film as well as its promotional materials. The film will release on July 3.

The second part of the film shows Latif in a very defamatory manner and damages the family’s reputation, the suit says, while demanding Rs 101 crore in damages.

The petitioner claims that when the script was being researched, his family members were consulted and the producers had also advertised that the film was based on Latif’s life.

The film, starring Shah Rukh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan, tells the story of Raees Khan, a bootlegger who operated in 1980s Gujarat.

Latif, wanted in dozens of cases of murder, kidnapping and bootlegging, was said to be a part of Dawood Ibrahim gang. He was arrested in 1995 and killed by police in 1997 while trying to escape from Sabarmati jail here.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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