Bollywood and politics collide in a red-carpet standoff

MUMBAI, Feb 12 — In this capital of India‘s Hindi film industry, today’s release of the latest blockbuster by Bollywood’s biggest star, Shah Rukh Khan, is not shaping up as the usual red carpet and starlets affair. Police officers, fearing violent protests, are being stationed at theaters, while nearly 2,000 people have already been arrested as a precaution.

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Bill Clinton in good spirits after heart procedure

NEW YORK, Feb 12 — Former US President Bill Clinton underwent a successful heart procedure on Thursday to open a blocked artery in his heart with two stents after he had experienced chest discomfort, his spokesman said.

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