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Indian filmmaker’s short film Kriti pulled down from YouTube after Aneel Neupane’s copyright claim

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KATHMANDU — Indian filmmaker Shirish Kunder’s short film ‘Kriti’ has been removed from YouTube after Nepal’s Aneel Neupane’s copyright claims.

The film in which popular Bollywood actors Manoj Bajpayee and Radhika Apte played lead role, pulled out from YouTube after Aneel claimed that the film’s plot was intrigued from his short film ‘BOB’.

Aneel Neupane's short film BOB

Aneel Neupane’s short film BOB

YouTube removed the film on Tuesday stating, “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Aneel Neupane.”

Aneel then shared a post with an image on the micro-blogging site Twitter that showed Shirish Kunder’s short film ‘Kriti’ is no longer available on YouTube. The Nepali director then thanked his followers for the immense support.

Last week, Aneel wrote a Facebook post which went viral. It stated that Kriti was copied from his own short film BOB, which was completed in October 2015 and had been online on Vimeo and YouTube since December 2015 and May 2016 respectively.

Shirish Kunder's short film Kriti

Shirish Kunder’s short film Kriti

Aneel had clearly stated in his Facebook post how Indian filmmaker Kunder copied every bit from ‘BOB’.  He urged people to spread the word and report the video for plagiarism.

‘Kriti’, an 18-minute short film, was released online on June 22.

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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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