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Major News and Events of 28 January 2017

What Happened on 28 January 2017


Kashmir: 5 soldiers trapped after avalanche hits in Kupwara

Five soldiers were trapped when a snow avalanche hit an army post in Kupwara district of North Kashmir on Saturday.

Col Rajesh Kalia, the Defence PRO in Srinagar confirmed the same and said that the rescue operation is underway to save them. According to reports, the post of 56 RR was hit by an avalanche in Macchil sector during early hours today.

Previously on January 25, two avalanches struck an army post in Gurez sector and trapped several soldiers under the debris. Seven soldiers were rescued alive by the teams on the same day. Bodies of 11 soldiers were recovered yesterday.

With Kashmir observing one of the most severe winters in recent decades, heavy snow fall and temperatures dropping to minus seven degrees Celsius has become a usual affair across the territory.

Earlier in the day, the state authorities have issued a high danger avalanche warning for the hilly areas of Kashmir valley for the next 24 hours.

Authorities had already issued warnings to residents in mountainous areas advising them not to venture out.

Bhansali cancels shooting of Padmavati in Rajasthan after attack

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has called off the shooting of his most-talked-about project Padmavati in Jaipur, Rajasthan and has returned back to Mumbai. This move came after the director was manhandled by members of Karni Sena on the sets of the movie in Jaipur yesterday.

The Bajirao-mastani fame director was slapped and the movie sets were destroyed along with expensive film equipments.

This movie is based on the 1303 saga of Alauddin Khilji’s obsession for Rani Padmini, the wife of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh. Bhansali’s Padmavati is allegedly expected to portray a romantic plot between Rani Padmini (played by Deepika Padukone) and Alauddin Khilji (enacted by Ranveer Singh).

However, Shobha Sant the CEO of Bhansali Productions has denied any such scene to be a part of the film.

Meanwhile, several actors and filmmakers have condemned the attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the incident has angered the Bollywood fraternity. The Indian Film & Television Directors Association (IFTDA) has also expressed its disapproval on the attack and has urged the government to take immediate action and provide full security to Sanjay Leela Bhansali.