Shekhar Kapur Is The New President Of FTII Society And Its Governing Council

Shekhar Kapur shared this image. (courtesy shekharkapur)


  • The filmmaker’s tenure will be till March 3, 2023
  • “Sure everybody will welcome his appointment:” Prakash Javadekar
  • B P Singh was the President of Chairman of Governing Council in 2018

New Delhi:

Noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur was, on Tuesday, appointed president of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and chairman of the institute’s governing council, an official said. FTII Director Bhupendra Kainthola said Shekhar Kapur’s appointment was announced by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The 74-year-old filmmaker’s tenure will be till March 3, 2023, the official said. Born on December 6, 1945 at Lahore in Pakistan, the critically acclaimed director and actor is known for films like Elizabeth (1998), Bandit Queen (1994) and The Four Feathers (2002).

Shekhar Kapur directed the 1983 film Masoom, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Urmila Matondkar.


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Shekhar Kapur is President of FTII Society, Chairman of its governing council

Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has been appointed President of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and Chairman of the institute’s governing council. Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, tweeted to confirm the news on Tuesday: “Happy to inform that renowned international film personality #ShekharKapur has been appointed as the President of FTII Society & Chairman of Governing Council of FTII. @[email protected]

“Mr Kapur, who has a vast experience, will add more value to the Institute. I am sure everybody will welcome his appointment,” he added.

According to an Order issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Films Wing), and signed by Under Secretary (Films-II) Surajit Indu, Kapur’s tenure

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IOC president warns Italy over government interference

Published 10:01 a.m. ET Sept. 28, 2020

ROME (AP) — Italy’s Olympic team risks the humiliation of being placed on probation for the Tokyo Games if the country’s sports minister does not back down amid a two-year-long dispute that amounts to government interference, IOC president Thomas Bach said.

In an extraordinary step designed to put pressure on Vincenzo Spadafora, Italy’s sports minister, Bach also suggested that the alleged interference could — under extreme circumstances — result in the country being stripped of hosting rights for the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Bach has taken issue with the Italian government’s creation of a new organization, Sport e Salute, that was created at the start of last year to run the country’s sports finances, which were previously controlled by an arm of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI).

“We are very concerned about the situation of CONI and the

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Premier Local Government Organization Announces New President and Executive Board Members

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WASHINGTON, D.C. , Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, has announced the installation of its 2020-2021 Executive Board. The Board will be chaired by the new 2020-2021 president, James Malloy, town manager, Lexington, Massachusetts. Former ICMA president Jane Brautigam will assume the role of immediate past president.

The International City/County Management Association’s mission is to advance professional local government worldwide through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. The organization’s 12,000+ members spanning 32 countries include appointed chief administrative officers, assistant and deputy administrators, and other employees who serve local governments and regional entities around the world.

“James Malloy has demonstrated remarkable leadership over the course of his career,” said ICMA past-president, Jane Brautigam. “His professionalism, experience, and commitment to all aspects

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Mozambican president calls for involvement of society in peace consolidation

Filipe Nyusi wearing a suit and tie

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Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi delivers a speech during the celebrations of the 56th anniversary of the launching of the armed struggle for liberation and the Day of the Armed Forces of Defense of Mozambique (FADM) at the Square of the Mozambican Heroes in Maputo, Mozambique, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo by Israel Zefanias/Xinhua)

Mozambique is facing with multiple challenges and a different version of war from the past independence struggles, which requires the involvement of the whole society as defense issues are not exclusive to the military.

MAPUTO, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — Mozambique is facing with multiple challenges and a different version of war from the past independence struggles, which requires the involvement of the whole society as defense issues are not exclusive to the military, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said Friday in Maputo.

The President made the remarks in his speech during the celebrations

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Open Society Foundations’ response to comments by President Bukele

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New York, Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — We were surprised by President Nayib Bukele’s references to the Open Society Foundations’ work in El Salvador in his press conference on September 24, 2020. 

The Open Society Foundations have been working in El Salvador since 2006, supporting civil society organizations and independent media working to address corruption, reduce violence, and increase transparency and judicial independence. Across different administrations, regardless of political affiliations, these organizations have worked to support democracy and freedom of the press in El Salvador through vibrant debates and exchanges of ideas. We support those who seek justice, and those work to reduce rampant violence in their communities.

The Open Society Foundations’ work in El Salvador is part of our commitment to building just, inclusive democracies across Latin America

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What Would You Do Otherwise If You Were President Of The U.S.

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How to Pick This Year’s President

Many folks on social media are inundating me with political propaganda this month; I’ve been guilty of sharing a few tidbits myself and I get it: You want your candidate to win, or you hate both of them and want to revolt.

The problem is that 90% of this stuff is pure garbage (or satire) from both sides.

So who do you support when both options make you want to hold your nose?

Hillary’s integrity issues are completely different, from Mr. Trump’s, but they are on their own merit deeply repugnant to many of us just the same. While Hillary’s skeletons have until recently been under lock and key behind closed doors, Trump has played out each and every one of his personal melodramatic gaffes & predatory business dealings in the gleaming light of the public eye.

This really doesn’t paint the idyllic scene we hoped for, but it is … Read More

What Would You Do Otherwise If You Have been President Of The U.S.

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