Aamir Khan dodges question on Kangana Ranaut being upset with him.IANS/Varinder ChawlaAamir Khan on his birthday was asked to speak on Kangana Ranaut being upset with him for not extending support to her film Manikarnika. However, the actor very smartly dodged the question.Aamir held a press conference to celebrate his birthday with the media on Thursday. One of the reporters asked him if Kangana called and wished him as she was upset with him.Aamir appeared surprised to know that the Queen actress was angry with him, and in his own style, dodged the question. Aamir said that he was not aware of it as Kangana did not tell him anything like that directly. He then concluded saying that he will ask her when he meets her.Kangana had targeted Aamir some days ago saying that she supported his films like Dangal and Secret Superstar, but the actor never spoke anything about her films including Manikarnika.”Arre yaar, iska na kuch ho jaye, main chup baithta hoon!” How do they do that? How does it even work? For me, this is a revelation that this film, what Rani Laxmibai has done, is this freedom only mine? Doesn’t it belong to anybody else? When Aamir called me for Dangal, Secret Superstar, I went all the way to Ambani’s house. Dangal, for me, was a film about women empowerment. But they don’t have time for any of my trials. I have two-three films coming up, but I don’t expect people to write about them,” she had told media.Apart from Aamir, Kangana had also cirticised Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and a few others for allegedly not speaking on societal or political issues.
The cabinet on Monday ratified an agreement under which Bangladesh became a member of 121 solar-resource-rich nations for research, low-cost financing and rapid deployment of clean energy.The decision was taken at a regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Prime Minister’s Office with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.Briefing reporters after the meeting at the secretariat, Cabinet Division secretary (Coordination and Reforms) NM Ziaul Alam said the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was launched at the UN climate change conference in Paris on 30 November 2015 by Indian prime minister Narendera Modi and then French president Francois Hollande.Following that, he said, Bangladesh signed the agreement on the sidelines of the COP22 Conference in Morocco. “Today, the ‘Framework Agreement on the Establishment of the International Solar Alliance’ has been ratified.”Highlighting some salient features of the deal, Ziaul Alam said the alliance will take steps to remove the obstacles and problems in boosting the solar power of the solar-resource-rich member countries alongside taking integrated efforts for financing solar power projects, conducting research, ensuring necessary development and boosting capacity.”Besides, various programmes and proposals of the ISA will be adopted through discussions,” he added.The Cabinet Division secretary said there will be an assembly and one secretariat under the ISA, while the member states will be the member of the assembly and decision will be taken in the assembly through votes.”The ISA secretariat will execute the assembly decisions,” Ziaul Alam added.He also said India will act as the depositor of the Alliance while any member state can withdraw its membership after giving a three-month notice.The ISA aims to channel $300 billion in 10 years to promote renewable energy projects under a global mega fund for clean energy.The cabinet meeting, however, directed the Internal Resources Division (IRD) to resubmit the draft of ‘The Income Tax Bill, 2017’ after reviewing the draft law in details.