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Indian censors cut swear words from Bollywood rap film Gully Boy

Indian censors cut swear words from Bollywood rap film Gully Boy

Feb 14 (AFP) - Cinema-goers might expect a few swear words in a movie about rapping but not in India, where censors have cut several profanities from a taboo-breaking blockbuster – while also toning down a screen kiss. India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has ordered filmmakers to remove every mention of three expletives from Gully Boy, a drama...

Sri Lankan President says drug convicts will be hanged within next two months

Sri Lanka begins search for two hangmen

Colombo, Feb 13 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's Prisons Department, on Wednesday said it was on the look out for two hangmen after President Maithripala Sirisena vowed to implement the death penalty on convicted drug traffickers within the next two months. Prisons Spokesperson, Thushara Upuldeniya said that an advertisement had already been released in the local media calling for applications, and...

How East Asian car makers have changed Chennai’s taste for food

How East Asian car makers have changed Chennai’s taste for food

Thanks to the presence of 10,000 Korean and Japanese expats, over 50 East Asian speciality restaurants are challenging the dominance of Dosai, Idli and vadai in Chennai. By Simrit Mahli/BBC Capital Chennai, February 12:: A decade before America discovered sushi, a restaurant in a small southern India coastal city, served sashimi from local whole tuna. This small Japanese oasis, called...

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