Delhi doctors have reportedly warned that, after Diwali, breathing in the capital's air is equal to smoking 50 cigarettes a day. "After Diwali celebrations, pollutant levels were such that it was equivalent to smoking 50 cigarettes a day”, doctors told media. “The bursting of firecrackers is so harmful that the chemicals remain in the atmosphere for many months and are being inhaled by us. Most vulnerable groups are children and the elderly”, added doctors.
BY LOKESH RV | OCT 22, 2017 1:14 PM #DIWALI #DELHI #AIR #POLLUTION #INDIA NEWS
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reportedly said that it is not the government’s business to tell a woman what or what not to wear. The statement came after the Canadian province of Quebec passed a law obliging women wearing the niqab or burqa to unveil when riding public transit or receiving government services.
BY LOKESH RV | OCT 22, 2017 12:46 PM #WOMEN #DRESS #BURQA #WORLD NEWS
The Punjab state government has reportedly decided to shut 800 government schools with less than 20 students. The students of the closed schools will be merged with adjoining schools situated within a kilometre of its radius. The move has been planned to improve the utilisation of teaching staff in the state.
BY LOKESH RV | OCT 22, 2017 11:20 AM #GOVERNMENT #SCHOOLS #INDIA NEWS
Tamil Film Producers Council and Nadigar Sangam chief Vishal reportedly condemned BJP state leader H Raja for watching Vijay starrer ‘Mersal’ on a pirated version. During an interview to a private channel, Raja reportedly told that he watched ‘Mersal’ on Net. Following Raja’s statement, Vishal questioned how a political leader like him watched a pirated version of a film which sets a bad example.
BY LOKESH RV | OCT 22, 2017 10:35 AM #VIJAY #MERSAL #VISHAL #HRAJA #TAMIL NADU NEWS
Amid the row over references to the GST and Digital India in Vijay's new film 'Mersal', Hema Rukmani of Thenandal Studios Limited told that no scenes were cut or muted in the movie. Rukmani also said that they are willing to change anything if required. The statement comes after opposition parties including the Congress' Rahul Gandhi targeted the BJP for demanding cuts.
BY LOKESH RV | OCT 22, 2017 10:13 AM #VIJAY #MERSAL #TAMIL NADU NEWS
Retired sprinter and eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt reportedly wants to begin his professional football career in 2018. The 31-year-old Jamaican who is a die-hard fan of Manchester United revealed that a lot of clubs have reached out to sign him already. The 100m and 200m world record holder retired from athletics after the World Championships in London earlier this year. Bolt added that he would start training next year after recovering fully from his hamstring injury
BY LOKESH RV | OCT 22, 2017 9:48 AM #USAINBOLT #FOOTBALL #SPORTS NEWS
Former Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday extended his support to actor Vijay over the controversy surrounding the dialogues about GST in his ‘Mersal’ film. The senior Congress leader tweeted, “BJP to decide what is wrong or right for us:a new definition of free speech.Vijay in Mersal has every right to criticise GST,Digital India.”
BJP to decide what is wrong or right for us:a new definition of free speech.Vijay in Mersal has every right to criticise GST,Digital India.— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) October 21, 2017
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | OCT 21, 2017 11:05 PM #MERSAL #VIJAY #KAPILSIBAL #GST #DIGITALINDIA #TAMIL NADU NEWS
Following the controversy surrounding the ‘Mersal’ film for dialogues about GST, the hashtag #TamiliansvsModi is trending on Twitter. Earlier, Vijay fans and several others who support the ‘Mersal’ film tweeted with hashtag #MersalvsModi. Notably, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Mr. Modi, Cinema is a deep expression of Tamil culture and language. Don't try to demon-etise Tamil pride by interfering in Mersal”.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | OCT 21, 2017 10:49 PM #TAMILIANSVSMODI #MERSAL #VIJAY #NARENDRAMODI #GST #TAMIL NADU NEWS
The South Indian actors’ association has come out in support of the ‘Mersal’ film starring Vijay which garnered opposition from BJP for dialogues on GST. The association reportedly said the scenes should not be removed for anyone as such actions would cause big problems in the future. Making changes in the censored movie due to personal criticisms questions the freedom of expression, it reportedly added. Further, the association reportedly asked if there is no freedom of expression for cinema media and artists.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | OCT 21, 2017 10:23 PM #MERSAL #ACTORS #GST #VIJAY #TAMIL NADU NEWS
Actor Prabhu has reportedly voiced his support for the controversial ‘Mersal’ film which released on Diwali day. The actor reportedly said, “It’s not right to remove the scenes from a censored film. Freedom of expression is needed.” The Vijay-starrer stirred up controversy for its dialogues about the GST, which was implemented by the BJP government.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | OCT 21, 2017 8:50 PM #MERSAL #PRABHU #BJP #VIJAY #GST #TAMIL NADU NEWS
A video of a girl being sexually assaulted in public at a bylane near Mavoor Road in Kozhikode is going viral on social media. Based on the video, the Nadakkavu police reportedly filed a suo motu case against a man for trying to sexually assault a girl. The incident happened last Wednesday on the pocket road from YMCA road leading to the Mavoor Road, say reports. The details of the victim are not known. The face of the attacker is clearly seen in the video and police are reportedly searching for the man.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | OCT 21, 2017 8:03 PM #KOZHIKODE #SEXUALASSAULT #CCTVVIDEO #INDIA NEWS
Following media reports quoting an RTI reply that said RBI has not issued any order, the apex bank on Saturday reportedly said Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts is mandatory. The central bank, in its statement, reportedly said, “The Reserve Bank clarifies that, in applicable cases, linkage of Aadhaar number to bank account is mandatory under the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 published in the Official Gazette on June 1, 2017.”
Following the controversy surrounding Vijay-starrer ‘Mersal’ film, DMK working president M K Stalin has come in support of the movie. Stalin tweeted, “BJP's attempt to muzzle criticism is contrary to democratic principles. The DMK always stands for freedom of speech & creative expression”. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also tweeted in support of the film and slammed BJP for trying to “demon-etise” Tamil pride.
BJP's attempt to muzzle criticism is contrary to democratic principles. The DMK always stands for freedom of speech & creative expression— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) October 21, 2017
With too many political views against the Tamil movie 'Mersal', Delhi deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has tweeted that instead of re-censoring the movie, they can fix the problem with GST. A lot of other well-known personalities like Kushboo and Kamal Haasan had also tweeted supporting the movie.
Agree! Let's fix the problems with GST instead of re-censoring a movie.. https://t.co/87hbbIQusZ— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) October 20, 2017
BY SARADHA | OCT 21, 2017 5:00 PM #MERSAL AAP #TAMIL NADU NEWS
India's first transgender Lok Adalat judge, Joyita Mondal was appointed as a judge in Islampur Lok Adalat in July. She has allegedly said that there are many transgenders, who can do a lot if given a chance. According to media reports, she had been working for transgender rights since 2010, and the government viewed her as a social worker and not as transgender.
BY SARADHA | OCT 21, 2017 3:16 PM #TRANSGENDER #JUDGE #INDIA NEWS
The students of St Joseph's College in Bengaluru reportedly gave photocopies from a book that listed "advantages of dowry". A report says that the book published had written, "The marriage of ugly girls, who otherwise would have gone without a partner, is made possible by offering a heavy amount of dowry." But after an investigation, the college said that they never have such views as a part of the college syllabus.
BY SARADHA | OCT 21, 2017 3:14 PM #DOWRY #INDIA NEWS
A passenger reportedly said that her Samsung Galaxy J7 caught fire when it was in her handbag, during a Delhi-Indore Jet Airways flight on Friday. According to reports, crew members were serving passengers snacks when the cabin started filling with fumes, and the passengers started panicking. Reportedly, the fire was doused by pouring water on the handbag as the fire extinguisher was not working.
BY SARADHA | OCT 21, 2017 3:12 PM #SAMSUNG #PHONE EXPLODE #TECHNOLOGY NEWS
An unidentified woman's dead body was found lying in a semi-naked state at a park in Noida. Reportedly, the police said the woman's head was forcefully smashed against a pole after which she died on the spot. According to reports, police suspect that she was raped before being murdered.
According to reports,10 people were killed and five more were injured after a truck carrying stone tiles overturned in Maharashtra's Sangli on Saturday. Reportedly, the truck flipped because of sharp turn amid low visibility. The death toll might go up as some of the injured were very critical.
BY SARADHA | OCT 21, 2017 3:06 PM #ACCIDENT #INDIA NEWS
Vice president of the Indian National Congress Rahul Gandhi gave his voice for Vijay’s ‘Mersal’ and told that cinema is a deep expression of Tamil culture and language. Rahul also asked the Indian Prime Minister Modi not to interfere in ‘Mersal’.
Mr. Modi, Cinema is a deep expression of Tamil culture and language. Don't try to demon-etise Tamil pride by interfering in Mersal— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 21, 2017