14
Sep

Virat Kohli refuses mega-bucks offer to endorse soft drinks

Le capitaine de l’équipe indienne de cricket, Virat Kohli, an article that can not be seen in the future after having rejected the massive monétaire offer for the promotion of brand gazeuses drinks. Kohli a révélé que lui-même ne consomme pas de boissons gazeuses, donc l’approbation d’un produit était hors de question.

Kohli to confirm the nouvelle au journal. The Hindu disant that the promotion of soft drinks was out of the question puisqu’il did not have personallement consumed for physical reasons.

There has already been in the same magazine as that. Le capitaine de l’équipe de cricket indien déclaré: “Je me convainc en la suite, je peux le faire et ensuite demander à mes coéquipiers de le faire”.

Legend of badminton Pullela Gopichand has also received a mega-bid for the end of alcoholic drinks and some years, but it is a rejection. Gopichand a déclaré à l’hindou: “J’étais in yoga, meditation and the strict regime,” dit Gopi

. “J’avais pris l’engagement de ne pas avoir des boissons gazeuses, et quand j’ai gagné le titre en Angleterre (2001), j’ai i cette grande offre. Comme je ne prenais pas de boissons gazeuses, je ne voulais pas être encouragé à boire simplement parce que j’avais an énorme montant pour cela. ”

Gopichand aussi accessible qu’il n’a pas pasé ses étudiants de haut niveau d’endosser les boissons gazeuses. “Je ne les ai pas empêchés d’endosser une boisson gazeuse”. “C’est leur choix.

14
Sep

All you need to know about India’s first bullet train.

Alors that Premier minister Narendra Modi et le Premier ministre japonais, Shinzo Abe, in the jet of the background stone for the train at high speed Ahmedabad-Mumbai jeudi, voici an eye on what the ambitious project will translate in the long run.

* The 508 km project costs around Rs 1.08 lakh crore or USD 17 billion and will be completed here 2022.

* 81 pour cent du coût or Rs.88,000 will be financed by Japan at a minimum interest of 0.1 per cent earning 50 ans. Et le remboursement commencera seulement après 15 ans.

* Trains will be in business class and economy class and the rate will be comparable to those of the AC-2 rate for Rajdhani Express.

* Le train de balle s’arrêtera to 12 stations: Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati.

* Sur le tronçon of 508 km, 92% (468 km) are welcome, 6% (27 km) in the tunnels and the remaining 2% (13 km) will be on the ground.

* A 21 km long tunnel will be creusé in Mumbai, seven kilometers of the extension under the sea.

* Au Japon, an effectif of 4300 agents et personnel ferroviaire will be formed for Japon pour faire fonctionner trains de haute technologie.

* According to Railroad Railroad officials, the speed of operation of the ball train would be 320 kilometers per hour and the maximum speed would be 350 kilometers per hour.

14
Sep

Hindi Diwas 2017: Top 5 Bollywood movies to watch; From Chupke Chupke to Golmaal, see some standout clips

Hindi Diwas is being celebrated today. Hindi as the official language of the Republic of India. The Hindi language.

On the day, programs are organized at educational, governmental and non-governmental organizations and other enterprises to promote the language. Hindi film industry. Hindi film industry. Hindi film industry. Hindi film industry. Hindi film industry.

In its decades old period of time, Bollywood has given us many masterpieces that narrate the importance of the language in an entertaining yet impactful way. Here is a list of five such movies you can watch and enjoy on
The 1975 release Chupke Chupke is one of the top picks for Hindi Diwas.

The movie starring Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan and others showed a newly married couple. In the movie, Dharmendra was seen speaking in pure Hindi that confused his in laws but tickled funny bone of the audience. However, on the sideline of entertainment, the movie successfully inks the importance of the language on the minds of the viewers.

14
Sep

As Southwest Monsoon winds down, Maharashtra, states in Central India face drought

Hindustan Times reported that the India Meteorological Department (IMD) data showed.

India’s food bowl states of Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh – these states account for almost half of the country’s food production – received up to 36 percent less rainfall than the long-term average rainfall.

 

Drought conditions also loom over the chronically distressed-prone areas of Vidarbha, Marathwada, Bundelkhand and Telangana, according to the Hindustan Times report.

According to a report in The Times of India, with the monsoon heading for a sub-per performance – this season has seen around 6.2 percent less rainfall than a normal season – over 235 districts across the nation could be facing the prospect of a drought.

A majority of these districts lie in the hinterland: Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha. UP, Haryana and MP are the hardest hit states, showing rain deficits of 31 percent, 28 percent and 25 percent respectively, according to The Times of India report.

According to Skymet, while the East and North East continue to receive normal rainfall, the North West, Central and South India have received 8 percent, 10 percent and 3 percent less rainfall than normal.

 

Rainfall data until 12 September by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) show that Central India remains rain-deficient by 10 percent, the highest among the broad regions of the country.

“This year, rainfall was largely localized rather than being distributed over a region. Heavy rains occurred in a short period of time, which was followed by a prolonged dry spell over the same region, “said D Sivananda Pai, head of climate research at IMD told The Indian Express. “This is a typical break-monsoon type, attributed to one of the associated features with climate change.”

The last 24 hours has seen vigorous rainfall over South Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Vidarbha, Marathwada, Konkan and Goa, north and coastal Karnataka and parts of Gujarat. Major rainfall was received in Mumbai (103 mm), followed by Adilabad (94 mm) and Aurangabad (82 mm), according to Skymet.

But a senior government official, speaking to the Financial Express contended that only of the country’s 550 districts with sizeable farmland were witnessing “moderate drought-like conditions” and added that the possibility of severe drought emerging in any district is virtually nil.

The IMD on Wednesday said that monsoon has recently been “vigorous” over Marathwada and “active” over Odisha, West Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha. Vidarbha, eastern and western Uttar Pradesh, western and eastern Madhya Pradesh and coastal Karnataka, according to the Financial Express report.

14
Sep

Alwar lynching: Activists slam govt, police for clearing 6 men named by Pehlu Khan

Activists and civil society members have criticized the Rajasthan government and police for a probe against six people named by dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, who died two days after alleged cow vigilantes attacked him in April.

As reported by Hindustan Times on Thursday, police have given a clean chit to the six men, three of which are linked to Hindu right-wing organizations, based on the statements of the cow shelter and mobile phone records.

The move was deeply condemnable and shocking but not unexpected, CPI (ML) Politburo member Kavita Krishnan said on Thursday.

Rajasthan was the first government in the country to make a decision on whether to impose sanctions on the government.

Krishnan said, “The Supreme Court is the only one in the world.

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There was a pattern to the investigations in recent lynchings, author-activist Harsh Mander said.

“A pattern emerges in every case of mob violence in the country where the police are always the victim as the guilty party and they can all protect the accused,” he said.

14
Sep

Rajasthan announces Rs 20,000 crore farm loan waiver, farmers protest ends

The Rajasthan government announced a Rs 20,000 crore farm-loan waiver on Thursday morning after a two-week-long protest.

The announcement – which waived loans of up to Rs 50,000 – came after a marathon meeting lasting 11 hours. Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab. The Government of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab.

Agriculture minister Prabhulal Saini has made the announcement at a press conference past midnight. “We have agreed to waive loans for farmers up to Rs50,000. Rajasthan is the capital of Rajasthan, the capital of Rajasthan.

With the announcement, the farmers withdrew their protest and ended their sikar, causing inconvenience to people and huge jams on roads and highways. Farmers from adjoining districts too had joined in the protest. As the stir intensified, the government had the farmer leaders for talks on Tuesday.

 

Rajasthan farmers adamant on loan waiver
(S): Prabhulal Saini, Ajay Kilak, Pushpendra Singh, and Rampratap along with state BJP President Ashok Parnami held talks with an 11 member farmers’ delegation including form CPI MLAs Amraram and Pemaram and leaders Harphool Singh, Gursharan Singh, Sheopat Ram Narayan Dudui , Lalchand Bhadu and Chagganlal.

The talks were deadlocked over the issue of loan waiver. The farmers were demanding waiver of all loans amounting to Rs49,500 crore, but the loans amounted to Rs19,700 crore. After three rounds of talks through the day, the two sides finally reached an agreement.

Amraram expressed satisfaction at the agreement. “We regret the inconvenience caused to the people due to the stir and ask the farmers to end the sit in,” he said.

The Mountains of the Swaminathan (MSP), an increase in the size of the shrubs of the Swaminathan River from the Rs 500 to Rs 5,000, commission recommendations.

14
Sep

Shinzo Abe in Gujarat LIVE updates: PM Modi grateful to Japan for assistance in Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project

On day 2 of his visit to Gujarat, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project at Ceremony near the Sabarmati Railway Station. The two prime ministers will then visit Dandu Kutir, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, before holding bilateral talks at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Their meeting, the tenth in the last three years, will focus on defence technology and cooperation and bilateral trade between the two countries.

Modi, who is hosting the Japanese PM in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, received Abe and his wife, at the airport – a departure from protocol – on Wednesday, before embarking on an open-top vehicle to the Sabramati Ashram. After a guided tour of the Ashram, they visited Sidi Saiyyed Ni Jaali, a 16th-century mosque. Modi later hosted Abe and Akie at Gujarati rooftop restaurant.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Gujarat LIVE updates:
1.17 pm: A top government source tells The Indian Express that there will be a strong reference to North Korea in joint statement by PM Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe.
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11.47 am: Modi and Abe are now visiting Dandi Kutir, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.
11.03 am: “I believe we can finish this project in the least possible time if we work together,” said PM Modi.
10.48 am: Adding that it can be used to empower the poor, it can be used in fight against poverty, Modi said.

10.45 am: “India has a loan of Rs 88,000 crore at 0.1 per cent interest for the bullet train,” Modi said thanking Japan for providing financial and technical assistance in this project. “Ek prakar se mufat mein poora project bannta jaaraha hai.”
10.40 am: PM Narendra Modi said that “transport system plays an important role in ensuring connectivity in the country. People of the country make use of this connectivity in several ways. ”

10.37 am: “Japan has shown that it has a true friend of India,” PM Modi said adding that Japanes PM Shinzo Abe has contributed greatly towards the rapid development of this project. “The next generation growth will take place in places which have high-speed corridors.”

10.35 am: “The bullet train project is a project that will bring speed and employment. It is human-friendly and eco-friendly, “Modi said.
10.33 am: “This is the New India and the flight of its dreams is endless,” said PM Narendra Modi. He also said India has taken a very important step towards its dream.

10:31 am: PM Modi welcomes Chief Ministers of Gujarat and Maharashtra and various dignitaries present at the event.
10:29 am: If we work together nothing is impossible: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on India-Japan partnership
10:28 am: Dear friend PM Modi is a far-sighted leader, he made a decision of making New India & Japan thing partner, we completely support it: PM Abe
10:28 am: Japan is committed to the scheme of ‘Make in India’: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
10:27 am: Japan ka Ja and India’s I becomes Jai, and that’s what we will say for Japan PM.

10:25 am: No accidents have been reported since Shinkansen was launched in Japan. Japan’s know-how of the Shinkansen technology will help India’s Railways system, says Japan PM.
10:24 am: India can become a global manufacturing hub. Shinkansen will spread from Sabarmati to the rest of India. And Japanese engineers are all set to put in their hard work, says Japan PM.
10:22 am: More than 100 engineers from Japan have come to India and are talking to each other constantly, says Japan PM.

10:20 am: PM Modi had taken a decision two years back of getting high-speed railways and for this, he thing Japan’s Shinkansen, says Shinzo Abe.
Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi, Bullet Train, Bullet train launch, bullet train india, japan, india, modi speech, india news, bullet train news news, latest news, live updates modi gujarat shinzo Prime Minister Narendra Modi share a lighter during the ground breaking ceremony for high speed rail project in Ahmedabad. (Source: AP Photo)

10:19 am: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe starts his address with “Namaskar”
10.13 am: A presentation on the bullet train is playing. The bullet train, which covers a distance of 508 kms, will run between Sabarmati Railway Station and Bandra Kundra complex in Mumbai. A Rs 2,700 and Rs 3,000 – by air, traveling the same distance costs Rs 3,500-4,000.
10.08 am: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, during the inauguration of the bullet train event, expresses gratitude towards Japan. “The whole state of Gujarat is experiencing immense joy today,” he says, reports ANI.

14
Sep

When farmers got Rs. 1 loan waiver

Over 17,260 farmers in Uttar Pradesh have received loan waiver certificates for only Rs. 1,000 or less under a scheme in which the BJP government had promised to waive farm loans to Rs. 1 lakh.

Of the 17,262 farmers, 4,814 got loan waivers of amounts between Rs. 1 and Rs. 100, while 6,895 received waivers of amounts between Rs. 100 and Rs. 500 and another 5,553 got waivers between Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000.

Under the first phase of its farm loan waiver scheme, the BJP government said it had so far distributed loan waiver certificates amounting to Rs. 7,371 crore of more than 11.93 lakh farmers in the State.

According to a statement issued by the government, 41,690 farmers have received loan waiver certificates of Rs. 1,000-10,000 while the largest chunk, 11.28 lakh farmers, received waiver certificates of more than Rs. 10,000 each.

The government was forced to issue a clarification after criticism that some farmers received loan waiver certificates of inconsequential amounts under the loan waiver scheme.

A farmer in Hamirpur’s Maudaha Tehsil, Shanti, was shocked to receive a loan waiver certificate of Rs. 10.37 even though she had a debt of more than Rs. 50,000.

Some farmers also reportedly received waiver certificates of less than Rs. 1, provoking the Samajwadi Party to accuse the Yogi Adityanath government of “cheating and humiliating” farmers.

14
Sep

Trying to quit smoking? Just get up and go for a run

Finding it hard to quit the bad habit of smoking? Joining a running group can help you say no to tobacco, a study has claimed.
The study, led by researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC), evaluated Run to Quit – a national initiative targeting smoking cessation through group-based running clinics.

The results showed that half (50.8 per cent) of the people who completed a 10-week program were able to successfully quit smoking, while 91 per cent reportedly reduced their smoking.
“This shows that physical activity can be a successful smoking cessation and that community-based program might offer that.” “Because doing it on your own is very difficult,” said lead author Carly Priebe, postdoctoral student at UBC.

The findings were detailed in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity.
In all, 168 smokers from across Canada registered for the 2016 Run to Quit program, and 72 of them stuck it out until the final week, when 37 participants had their claims of quitting verified by carbon-monoxide testing.

The weekly sessions included classroom time divided between running instruction and strategies for quitting smoking, plus an outdoor walking / running component that progressed toward a five-kilometer run.
Participants had access throughout the program to one-on-one phone counseling via the national quit-smoking line.

The program also showed improvement in participants’ mental health, as well as a reduction of nearly one-third in their average carbon monoxide level.
“Even if someone was not able to fully quit, reducing their smoking is great,” Priebe said.

“But it’s also about being active.” Most of the participants were new to running, and if it’s something that can become part of their lifestyle then there are health benefits that may counteract some of their smoking behaviors, “Priebe noted.

14
Sep

Is Kangana Ranaut The New Aamir Khan?

How do you solve a problem like Kangana Ranaut? The narrative is bothersome, to say the least, which is why I suggest a quick recap of the prickliest parts. Her timing – as she parades facts about alleged ex-lovers Hrithik Roshan and Aditya Pancholi just before the release of her new film – feels distastefully opportunistic. By her own account, she has had affairs with married men and has gone to complain about those men to their wives and fathers. Her helpless, put-upon story does not quite add up, and several details appear askew.

She is considered a ‘difficult’ actress on set, as well as a demanding negotiator with an unrealistic sense of self-worth. She has angered numerous collaborators, and rumors about her sound both malicious and believable. Ketan Mehta’s Rani Lakshmibai project, putting together a film on the same subject – with another director, in another studio – after agreeing to the film for Mehta. She has gotten into an ugly spat by writing credits on her latest film, Simran. All of 31, she has audaciously declared that she will direct or co-direct all her upcoming films.

She has even made nepotism a bad word simply by repeating it a lot, ironically while employing her sister as her manager. Yet Kangana speaks her truth, and by doing so and never backing down, she has become such an anti-patriarchy poster child that it is almost impossible to criticize her today.

Nearly, and yet we manage. Which is the point entirely, in my opinion. The question is not how accurate Kangana is about her allegations, both romantic and writerly, or how reproachfully she should be admonished for various flaws and insinuations.

The real question is why on earth are so many of us are keen to point fingers? We can choose not to agree with her, but instead we defame and accuse. She has raised the industry’s hackles. Is this because her tell-all person is inconvenient to a community that prefers its skeletons closeted? Or is she widely labeled out of control primarily because she’s a woman?

I ask since several broadsides I see levelled at Kangana Ranaut sound dashed familiar. They make me think, to be precise, of Aamir Khan.

 

In May 2006, just before Fanaa was released, Khan – the film’s leading man – went on record with the BJP’s handling of the Narmada Dam issue in Gujarat. He spoke passionately about the cause and joined in with activists, but after the film had been released, it was nowhere to be seen and the subject publicly. Khan has since gained some infamy for making news and headlines prior to a film release, and while we cast aspersions on Ranaut for going on about Hrithik Roshan before Simran hits theaters, Khan is admired as a cunning operator for this very reason.

One of the industry’s most persistent rumors has been with Khan ‘directing’ most of the movies he stars in, and such of his on-set interference are legendary. It is whispered that Khan chooses filmmakers who are willing to submit to his vision, and because their films without Khan do not as well as the ones he makes with them – and he specifically makes one film apiece with most directors – Khan is widely considered as the guy who “really” made the film happen. For her on-set accuracy, Ranaut is branded a troublemaker even as this behavior earned Khan his ‘perfectionist’ tag.

Back in 2007, Taare Zameen Par producer Aamir Khan had an awful row with the original film director Amol Gupte, culminating in Gupte forced to back off the project and the credit direction going to Khan himself. Ranaut had a messy struggle about writing credits with Simran screenwriter Apurva Asrani, and this trail of emails shows, it is not likely to end amicably. Ranaut continues to be grilled on the subject, as opposed to Khan who got away with the shrug – and plenty of applause.

After the success of Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Ranaut rightly refuses to settle for low renumeration and holds out for a bigger piece of the pie. In an interview, she claimed to be paid 80% of what Ranbir Kapoor / Ranveer Singh makes, which is a giant statement considering this industry is so lopsided that Shahid Kapoor makes significantly more money per film than Deepika Padukone

. Meanwhile, Aamir Khan has reportedly struck an unprecedented deal with Yash Raj Films for the upcoming Thugs Of Hindostan where he will get a whopping 60% of the film’s profits. None of these numbers may actually be true, but most producers I have spoken to applaud Khan’s acumen, while they wait for one to bring Ranaut “down to earth.”

Are we being fair? Are we calling it down the middle? As evidenced by the opening paragraphs of this piece, I am not an applauding member of Team Kangana. I also do not think Aamir Khan resembles Kangana Ranaut, or that she will someday direct all-girls Lagaan remake. I just believe it’s worth examining