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Major News and Events of 13 January 2017

What Happened on 13 January 2017


BJP Mayors, 120 Councillors Detained during Protest outside Kejriwal's Residence in Delhi

As per reports, BJP mayors and 120 councillors from South and East Delhi were arrested while protesting outside Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence. They were reportedly demanding the release of the funds that are due to the civic bodies. The leaders have been taken to Civil Lines police station.

The councillors raised slogans against the government and also squatted on the road when they were restrained from moving close to the CM's residence.

Reacting to this, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said one of the AAP ministers should have been directed by CM Kejriwal to meet the protesting councilors.

Shahid Kapoor Confirms at an Interview in Mumbai no Tiff with Kangana Ranaut

Stories were doing the rounds about tiff between Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut, and hinted that they will not be promoting their upcoming film Rangoon together. However, Shahid clarified the reports at an interview in Mumbai and confirmed that there are no issues between the two actors and he will be glad to promote the film anywhere and anytime with Kangana and Saif Ali Khan.

Talking about Rangoon, he said that this is his third film with Vishal Bhardwaj and expressed his respect for Bhardwaj. He also mentioned that Rangoon is a different film from Haider and Kaminey and based on a true story.

TCS Veteran to take Charge as Executive Chairman in Mumbai

Tata Consultancy Services veteran, Natarajan Chandrasekaran is going to take charge as Executive Chief on 21 February in Mumbai. The 53-year-old Managing Director and CEO of the group’s software unit has been chosen for the position by the Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata group on Thursday.

Reports say that he was selected on the basis of three decades he spent with the Tatas and proved his potential with the growth of TCS.

The other candidates for the position were UK industrialist George Buckley, Unilever Chief Operating Officer Harish Manwani and Trent Chairman Noel Tata.