Uttar Pradesh

rain

Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: Light to moderate rains or thundershowers occurred at a few places over eastern Uttar Pradesh, while heavy rains occurred at isolated places in the past 24 hours in the state.  Balrampur and Iglas recorded 9 cm of rain, Bahraich 7 cm, Maharajganj 5 cm, Kakrahi, Bansi and Gorakhur 4 cm each, Fatehgarh, Regoli, Sidhauli, … Continue reading Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

Bollywood

nawazuddinsiddique

Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi: His name adds credibility to the films he does and the actor has A-listers vying to work with him but Nawazuddin Siddiqui does not want to think about stardom as he fears it will corrupt his performances. Film after film, there has been a growth in Nawazuddin’s fan following so much so that … Continue reading Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

U.P

rain

Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: Light to moderate rains or thundershowers occurred at a few places over eastern Uttar Pradesh, while heavy rains occurred at isolated places in the past 24 hours in the state.  Balrampur and Iglas recorded 9 cm of rain, Bahraich 7 cm, Maharajganj 5 cm, Kakrahi, Bansi and Gorakhur 4 cm each, Fatehgarh, Regoli, Sidhauli, … Continue reading Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh


Author: admin

The much awaited Rajkumar Hirani directorial Sanju, starring Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt, has finally hit the theatres on June 29 and as expected, has also generated quite a buzz on the Internet. Even before the release, while the film has been making headlines because of the very nature of it, fans and followers of the actors and the director took to social media to post about what they thought of it, right after they watched it. While Ranbir’s acting prowess and Rajkumar’s efforts in the movie that also stars Sonam Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Anushka Sharma and Dia Mirza, have managed to rake in praises from several people on Twitter, going by the responses, it seems many haven’t quite liked it either.

“#Sanju REVIEW: Film belongs to Ranbir. Such an award winning performance. Raju tells a complicated story with such an ease that even a kid can relate with the movie. U will laugh. U will cry. U will be entertained to the core. BLOCKBUSTER.” “Halfway through #Sanju ! My detailed review will be up soon but one thing is for sure – only #ranbirkapoor can play #sanjaydutt better than Sanjay Dutt himself ! He is BRILLIANT!!” “Amazing movie. Emotional and so touching. This movie is going to break collection records. Ranbir Kapoor deserve appreciation for his hard work. Best movie of 2018” “First Review is out and one thing is clear Director can’t do Much if you Don’t Have Big Name In lead , #sanju is Flat and Boring Raj Kumar Hirani Most Streched Movie Till Now!!” “Terrible! Full on overacting . Even hirani can’t save this movie to become an epic disaster.” are some of the responses that the movie has garnered on the micro-blogging site.

LUCKNOW: Light to moderate rains or thundershowers occurred at a few places over eastern Uttar Pradesh, while heavy rains occurred at isolated places in the past 24 hours in the state.

 Balrampur and Iglas recorded 9 cm of rain, Bahraich 7 cm, Maharajganj 5 cm, Kakrahi, Bansi and Gorakhur 4 cm each, Fatehgarh, Regoli, Sidhauli, Khalilabad, Kaisarganj, Etawah and Muzaffarnagar 2 cm each, the Meteorological (MeT) office said.

The highest maximum temperature over the state was 39.7 degrees Celius, recorded in Allahabad.

 Rains or thundershower are very likely at most places over eastern Uttar Pradesh on Monday, the MeT said.

Jerusalem, Jul 1 (AFP) Civilians fleeing Syria’s war will not be allowed to enter Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today adding however that his government will continue providing them with humanitarian aid.

Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled a government offensive in the country’s south that started on June 19 and some have set up makeshift camps near the Israeli-held Golan Heights.

“Regarding southern Syria, we will continue to defend our borders,” Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting.

“We will extend humanitarian assistance to the extent of our abilities. We will not allow entry into our territory.” Separately, Israel’s military said today it had sent reinforcements to the Golan out of precaution.

Israel has long had a programme in place providing humanitarian aid to Syrians across the fence in the Golan. It has also provided medical treatment to wounded Syrians.

On Friday, Israel’s military said it had mounted a nighttime operation across the armistice line with Syria.

It said it delivered 300 tents and 13 tonnes of food, as well as medical equipment and clothing to four of the camps in the Syrian part of the Golan.

Since June 19, backed by its ally Russia, the Damascus regime has carried out a deadly bombing campaign in southern Syria as it pushes to retake the strategic area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan.

The spike in violence over the past two weeks has forced around 160,000 people to flee their homes, according to initial United Nations estimates.

These include around 20,000 to areas near the Naseeb border crossing with Jordan, a country that already hosts more than 650,000 registered Syrian refugees and says the actual figure is closer to 1.3 million.

Amman has said it cannot open its frontier to any more Syrians fleeing the seven-year conflict, but on Saturday announced it had sent aid across the border to the displaced.

Israel seized a large swathe of the Golan Heights and adjacent areas from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967. It annexed that territory in 1981, a move never recognised by the international community.

After a 44-day summer break, the Supreme Court will resume work on Monday to a lengthy list of matters, and is expected to deliver judgments in the coming days in crucial cases including Aadhaar’s constitutional validity, the power struggle in Delhi.

The top court will resume hearing appeals against an eight-year-old verdict of the Allahabad High Court on the Ayodhya dispute and those challenging the practice of polygamy among Muslims.

A verdict is likely on Monday on a plea challenging the appointment of incumbent Chief Vigilance Commissioner KV Chaudhary and Vigilance Commissioner TM Bhasin.

Matters pertaining to air pollution in Delhi-NCR, Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC), Vaishno Devi rehabilitation of mule owners, and Manipur encounter killings, among others, are likely to come up for hearing.

A verdict is also expected soon on the review petition filed by death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi rape case soon. In May. the Supreme Court had reserved its verdict on the plea of two condemned convicts — Vinay Sharma and Pawan Gupta — seeking a review of the 2017 verdict by which they, along with two others, were awarded death penalty.

Success has been Virat Kohli’s shadow since the defeat in Galle in the first half of August 2015.Since then, India have upstaged Sri Lanka 2-1, South Africa 3-0, West Indies 2-0, New Zealand 3-0, England 4-0 and now Bangladesh 1-0. Kohli, the new captain across formats, has learnt his lessons along the way.”Honestly, it is the players that make you the captain that you become,” he said after leading his team to a 208run rout of Bangladesh on Monday .

“Anyone knows how to set fields on the ground. It’s just that you make sure you have the responsibility of keeping the energy of the team up.The bowlers know what they need to do but the fielders within the ring need to support the bowlers. I need to do that first, for the guys to show that energy . A lot of times, there is only so much that a captain can do. Before, I would be a bit relentless with fields, but now I understand better. That’s something I have learnt and hopefully we will take it forward.”

He said the hosts allowed the game to drift. “The only thing we could have done better is close the second innings quickly. There was a lapse in body language when they were eight down. We should have taken the chances and finished the game 45 minutes before what we actually did.

We need to improve. Closing off games is important, especially in Test cricket. You don’t want to give opposition any chance to get into the game. That’s something we need to keep re peating as a team.”

WASHINGTON ― National security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday, following revelations that he discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador in the days surrounding their imposition ― and weeks prior to Donald Trump’s inauguration.

 Retired Lt. Gen. Joseph Keith Kellogg Jr. will serve as acting national security advisor until a full-time replacement is named, the White House announced. Kellogg, as well as Vice Adm. Robert Harward and retired Gen. David Petraeus are the three candidates in line to succeed Flynn, according to the administration.

Flynn’s resignation came after a tumultuous few days of revelations about his ties to Russia and his role in attempting to ease sanctions that were put in place weeks before the Trump administration took office.

In late December, President Barack Obama announced the sanctions, which included the expulsion of 35 Russian intelligence operatives, in response to Russian interference in the November election designed to help Trump win.

Consumer Price Index inflation or retail inflation cooled to a five-year low of 3.17% in January 2017 compared to 3.41% in December as the impact of demonetization played out in the economy. While the CPI inflation figure was lower than the 3.22% that Reuters estimated by polling economists, experts say that retail inflation has now bottomed out and will only go higher hereon.

Retail inflation cooled in January led by lower food prices for a second straight month. Food inflation was at 0.53% in January compared to a revised 1.37% in December. Inflation in vegetables was negative at (-)15.62% from (-)14.59% a month ago and for pulses and products, prices deflated by (-)6.62%, according to a PTI report.

The government  passed a proposal to have a common entrance examination for admissions to all the engineering colleges across the country. The common exam would be on the lines of the National Entrance cum Exit test (NEET) for medicine.

The HRD ministry on Friday cleared a proposal submitted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to have a single exam. Right now, states have their own common entrance exams (CETs) which are governed by their own regulations.

Admissions to the Indian Institute of Technology would, however, continue to happen through the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE). “The exam is introduced to ensure that there is a single entrance with same rules all over the country. This would help prepare students from the beginning” said an AICTE official while speaking to DNA.

The exam will be introduced from 2018 as most states have already started the registration process for the 2017 exams.

“It is a welcome move. This would help reduce the confusion and would streamline the admission process. The only concern is that there are hundreds of seats that are lying vacant across the state and the country. If the criteria is made tougher, a lot of students might not be able to score well” said Gopakumaran Thampi, Principal of Thadomal Shahani College of Engineering in Mumbai.

While the ministry has still not specified the difficulty level, sources say that it would be on the lines of JEE.

Chennai, Feb 13 (PTI) Amid allegations that MLAs supporting V K Sasikala were being kept in illegal detention, the Madras High Court was today informed that 119 MLAs have given in writing they were staying on their “own volition”.

A team, comprising one ADSP, four inspectors, as many sub-inspectors and two tehsildars, had gone to the resort on February 11 and given a questionnaire to 119 MLAs, Public Prosecutor Rajarathinam said.

They filled up the questionnaire stating they were staying in the resort “on their own volition”, the PP said.

When Sasikala met reporters yesterday, the MLAs were also present and they would have informed the media, if they were in illegal custody, he said.

The PP was making his submissions during arguments on two habeas corpus pleas relating to alleged illegal detention of two MLAs- T Ramachandran and Geetha- at the resort where legislators supporting AIADMK general secretary Sasikala are housed.

Sasikala had yesterday claimed the support of 129 MLAs. In the 234 state assembly, AIADMK has 134 members.

A division bench of justices M Jaichandren and T Mathivanan, before which the pleas came up, reserved orders.

Producing the statement from the two MLAs recorded in the presence of the tehsildars, Rajarathinam submitted that they had given statement that they were free and safe and on their own volition they were staying at the resort.

After hearing arguments of Rajarathinam and K Balu, counsel for Ramachandran, the bench reserved orders on the HCPs seeking to trace and set at liberty Ramachandran and Geetha.

During arguments, the PP submitted in the court the statements of the two MLAs in their own handwriting, stating that they have not been illegally detained.

Balu submitted that the only legal remedy in HCP is that the person, who is illegally detained, has to be ordered to be produced in person before the court and mere statements cannot be taken into account by the court.

Raising objections, the PP said it was only on the counsel’s suggestion the Superintendent of Police at Kancheepuram had set up a team, comprising police and other officials, to inspect the resort and record their statements.

The PP submitted that statements of not only the two MLAs but also those of another 119 MLAs were also recorded. The team had presented a questionnaire to the MLAs and requested them to fill it on their own.

“We have also those statements but as the HCPs is confined to only these two MLAs, I am submitting their statements. We are ready to submit the other statements, if the court directs,” he said. .

According to India Today-Axis survey, the BJP would win around 180-191 seats in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The poll also predicts a good number of seats for newly formed SP-congress alliance, giving them 168-178 seats, slightly behind the BJP. The poll also predicts a dismal performance by Bahujan Samaj Party which according to it would bag only 39-43 seats.

Interestingly according to the polls, there is only a slight difference between the vote share of the BJP and SP-congress alliance. BJP gets 34.8 percent of votes while the congress gets 33.2 percent of the total votes polled according to the survey.BSP would get 20.1 percent votes the survey says.

UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary

Media Agencies Dates BJP SP+Cong BSP Others
India Today-Axis Jan 31, 2017 180-191 168-178 39-43 1–4
Times Now-VMR Jan 31, 2017 202 147 47 7
ABP News-Lokniti Jan 30, 2017 118-128 187-197 76-86
VDPAssociates Jan 29, 2017 207 128 58
THE WEEK-Hansa Research Jan 27th, 2017 192-196 178-182 20-24 5-9