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Last Updated: Thu, 31.01.13 18:51

Film industry people to continue agitation as talks with info minister make no headway

The talks between a delegation of the film industry and Information and Communication Raj Kishor Yadav held at the ministry ended inconclusively Thursday.

Communication minister Yadav is known to have refused to annul the appointment of Dharmendra Kumar Marbaita 'Pappu' as the chairman of the Film Development Board (FDB) while the film industry delegation insisted that the agitation would continue until Pappu's resignation.

A cabinet meeting had appointed Pappu as FDB chairman last week. Cinema industry people has been staging hunger strike for over two weeks demanding that the government appoint the new chairman from with the industry. nepalnews.com