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Uber will now block errant passengers not conforming to its community guidelines

Uber will now block errant passengers not conforming to its community guidelines,PTI reports. Riders who use abusive language or make inappropriate gestures, damage the driver’s or other passengers’ property, and break the local law will lose their access to the ride-hailing app. “These riders will be given enough notifications before they are removed from the platform…” Prabhjeet Singh, Uber Head of Cities (India and South Asia), explained. The company is also releasing a driver safety toolkit comprising an emergency button and “share trip feature”.

Why is Government hiding JOB DATA ?

India’s unemployment rate is at a 45-year high, according to a controversial government report that's not yet published. The National Sample Survey Office's periodic labour force survey pegs the 2017-18 unemployment rate at 6.1%, the highest since 1972-73, reports Business Standard. It was just 2.2% in 2011-12. The report found that joblessness among rural youth jumped three-fold in the last five years. Among urban youth, 18.7% males and 27.2% females were without jobs. On Monday, two members of the National Statistical Commission resigned over the delay in publication of this report. 

What is React JS and Why is it worth learning in 2019 ?

React is a frontend library, which runs in the browser. Like any other frontend library (jQuery, etc), it is happy to be served by any old webserver – Apache, NGINX – or any kind of backend – PHP, Rails, and so on.React Native a good choice for a long term mobile app development. React Native allows development of mobile apps using only JavaScript.The main purpose of React is to be fast, scalable, and simple. It works only on user interfaces in application. This corresponds to view in the MVC template. It can be used with a combination of other JavaScript libraries or frameworks, such as Angular JS in MVC.

React is definitely worth learning. It is not just a fad. React itself is not what's important, but rather the patterns that React has popularized in Web development. The principles of functional programming and unidirectional data flow have existed for decades, but are only now being widely adopted on the Web.

It takes 4–5 days depending on your learning capabilities to learn and…

Beware Jobseekers: Indian job portal CEO Ajay Kolla arrested for recruitment racket

The Cyberabad Police arrested CEO Ajay Kolla and 13 other employees for duping over 1 lakh jobseekers of nearly ₹70 crore. The modus operandi: collecting money from applicants for preparing and “forwarding” résumés and landing interviews, and then conducting fake telephonic interactions, impersonating officials of global firms. As many as 2.85 crore people from India, the Middle East, and a dozen other countries had registered with Wisdom Jobs, the police said, adding nearly 20,000 Indian jobseekers were signing up on the portal every day.

The modus operandi:
1. Collecting money from applicants for preparing and “forwarding” résumés  2. Landing interviews, 3. Conducting fake telephonic interactions  4. impersonating officials of global firms. 

* Indian job portal Wisdom Jobs rakes in millions from global recruitment racket  * Telesales agents impersonate HR managers of UAE companies to offer non-existent job * Thousands worldwide fall for audacious scam daily  * Vict…

Columbia University in the US created novel system that translates thoughts into speech

In a first, scientists have created a system that translates thoughts into intelligible, recognisable speech, an advance that may help people who cannot speak regain their ability to communicate with the outside world.

By monitoring someone's brain activity, the technology developed by researchers from Columbia University in the US can reconstruct the words a person hears with unprecedented clarity.

The breakthrough harnesses the power of speech synthesisers and artificial intelligence, could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain.

It also lays the groundwork for helping people who cannot speak, such as those living with as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or recovering from stroke, regain their ability to communicate with the outside world, researchers said.

Israeli Scientists Have Developed A Cure For Cancer, Which Is 100% Effective & Coming By 2020

A medical breakthrough from Israel can effectively cure cancer, the deadly disease that kills millions of people around the world every year.

A small team of Israeli scientists is claiming to have developed a 100% cancer cure like never before, which they expect to be available for cancer patients by early next year.The revolutionary cancer cure treatment is called MuTaTo, which is developed by Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi).

MuTaTo stands for multi-target-toxin and it reportedly uses a combination of cancer-targeting peptides and a unique toxin that only targets and terminates cancer cells, leaving alone healthy cells and tissue in the process.
How is MuTaTo different from existing cancer treatments?

Dr Morad, who's CEO of AEBi claims that MuTaTo will prevail where other cancer treatments fail. Prevailing cancer cures don't work because the cancer cells it attacks mutate and spread to avoid the drug, rendering the treatment useless.

But MuTaTo is different…

Singer Shivani Bhatia dies in road accident, husband critical

A Delhi based singer and performer Shivani Bhatia recently died in a road accident at Yamuna Expressway. Shivani's husband Nikhil Bhatia, who was present along with Shivani, got seriously injured in the accident. According to police, the couple was heading towards Agra to attend a function, but unfortunately, rammed into divider after Nikhil lost his control on the car. Reportedly, the accident occurred after Nikhil tried to overtake a high speed car. Deceased Shivani was runner up in a Bhojpuri singing competition in 2016.

Ekta Kapoor welcomes first child via surrogacy

TV czarina Ekta Kapoor, is all set to experience the topsy-tuvry journey of a mother. The 43-year-old was blessed with a baby boy through surrogacy on January 27. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the little munchkin is absolutely healthy and will be home soon.

Ekta, who is unmarried, seems to have taken inspiration from her brother Tusshar. As he had welcomed Laksshya Kapoor through surrogacy using IVF in 2016. Ekta is fond of kids, and especially her nephew Laksshya. She loves to post happy nd fun pictures with him on her Instagram page.

Protests against Modi in TN reflect nation's mood: AP CM

Protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Tamil Nadu reflected the "mood of the nation", Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said Monday.

The Tamilians protested with black flags and balloons, against the neglect of the state that suffered damages in cyclone 'Gaja', Naidu told his party leaders during a tele-conference here, warning Modi would face much severe protests in Andhra Pradesh.

"The protests in Madurai reflected the mood of the nation against the BJP. Compared to Tamil Nadu, the Centre did grave injustice to AP," Naidu said.

"Modi and (Amit) Shah will face much severe protests and opposition if they visit AP," he asserted.

He said there was every need to save the country and also fight for the rights of the states.

"We should work with the sole objective of defeating the BJP," he told the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) rank and file.

Actor Isha Koppikar joins BJP


Bollywood actor Isha Koppikar joined the BJP on Sunday in the presence of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. She has been appointed as the working president of the BJP's women transport wing, news agency ANI reported.

In a tweet, she thanked the party for the "warm welcome" and said she looks forward to "serve the nation". Thank You For the warm welcome..Look forward to serve the nation 🙏🏻 @narendramodi@bjpindia@bjpmaharashtra@bjpmumbai@nitingadkari @devendrafadnavis — Isha Koppikar (@ishakonnects) January 27, 2019

Inevitability of governance paralysis in the next six months

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s mouthpiece Organiser in its latest issue has predicted a “Hung House” in the 17th Lok Sabha and pronounced the inevitability of governance paralysis in the next six months.

It said, “A governance paralysis for the next six months will be inevitable. Most disconcerting would be the likelihood of a “hung Lok Sabha that would imply political instability which would be adverse from the national security point of view.”

Who could have imagined the media speculating that days of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister are numbered, that the countdown has started and even if the BJP manages to cobble a majority in next year’s general election, Narendra Modi may not remain the Prime Minister?

But the defeat of the BJP in the three crucial state elections to the Congress in direct contests has sent alarm bells ringing. All political pundits were earlier agreed that Prime Minister Modi and BJP could not expect to repeat the performance in 2014. BJP, they held, could lose …

SHAREit most downloaded tool app in 2018 in India

With 400 million Indian users, China-based content-sharing app SHAREit was the most downloaded tool app in the country in 2018, said a new report by mobile data and analytics provider App Annie on Monday.The app offers transferring speed faster than Bluetooth and even NFC, and it is totally secure, considering the type of connection it uses to transfer files. Prior to SHAREit or similar applications, the only best method for file transfer was either through Bluetooth, or USB drives.

Proud to be 1st Hindu-American to run for President: Tulsi Gabbard

US Democratic Presidential aspirant Tulsi Gabbard has said that she's "proud to be the first Hindu-American to run for President". Gabbard was born in American Samoa to a Samoan-European father and a mother who is of European descent but practises Hinduism. The 37-year-old lawmaker from Hawaii adopted Hinduism when she was a teenager.

United States Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard said she and her supporters are victims of “fear, suspicion and religious bigotry”. Gabbard, the first Hindu member of the Congress, announced on January 11 that she will run for president in 2020.

“I am proud to be the first Hindu American to have been elected to Congress and now the first Hindu American to run for president,” Gabbard wrote in an editorial in Religious News Service on Saturday. “While the headlines covering my announcement could have celebrated this historic first, and maybe even informed Americans about the world’s third largest religion, some have instead fomen…

Raj Thackeray's son Amit marries fashion designer Mitali Borude

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray's son Amit Thackeray married his fiancée and fashion designer Mitali Borude in Mumbai on Sunday in a traditional Maharashtrian-style marriage ceremony. Their wedding festivities were attended by prominent politicians, Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan and industrialists like Mukesh Ambani. The couple, who are childhood friends, had got engaged on December 11, 2017.Later in the evening, a mega-wedding reception was organised. The notable guests who attended the event were Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Jeetendra, Sachin and Supriya Pilgaokar actor couple, Urmila Matondkar, Sonali Kulkarni, music directors Ajay-Atul, former Union Home Minister and Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, his daughter Praniti Shinde, former Deputy CM Chhagan Bhujbal and his family, former Advocate-General Srihari Amey, BJP city chief Ashish Shelar, Kiran V Shantaram, and other celebrities

Superstitions kill animals - Article by Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Superstitions kill animals. This is the third article enumerating what illegal animal parts are being sold, by so called Hinduism sites, to gullible buyers in search of magic to change their lives for the better. People who have reached such a level of frustration and fear, that they are prepared to spend money to destroy every other species in the hope that this will bring a change in their fortunes. There are more lies about so-called Sacred Objects than any other items in the world – shaligrams (ammonite stones) rudrakshas (seeds of the Elaeocarpusganitrus tree) for instance, but I am only taking those that involve animal lives.

I have already written about hathjodi, the penis of the monitor lizard and SiyarSinghi, the imaginary horn on the head of a particular jackal(neither the species, nor the bone exists).

The biggest fraud of all is the Nagamani, the magic stone that supposedly comes from the forehead of a cobra. It supposedly can be amber yellow, honey, dark green, light gre…

Prakash rao : tea vendor to winner of prestigious Padma Shri award

Prakash Rao from Odhisa got Padma Shri, one of the top civilian awards in India, given on the occasion of Republic Day.

Prakash Rao was selected from the Odisha quota for the honour.

His ancestors, originally from the Andhra region, made Odisha their home several generations ago.

Rao, who lives in a slum area in Buxi Bazar, has converted one of the two rooms in his house into a school for poor children.

He not only teaches the children, but also provides them free food.

Not just that. For over 40 years, he has been supplying hot water, milk, bread and food for poor patients at a nearby government hospital.

He earns about Rs600 (Dh31) daily by selling tea and snacks at a stall, but the humble man spends nearly half of this amount on helping others.

For his efforts, Prakash Rao has previously received several awards including the Human Rights Award.

He was specially mentioned on PM Modi’s Man Ki Baat programme for his services to society.

The selfless man has also donated blood 210 tim…

Several pre-teen girls subjected to breast-ironing in UK: Report

An African practice of “ironing” a girl’s chest with a hot stone to delay breast formation is spreading in the UK to “protect” young girls from unwanted male attention, sexual harassment and rape, a media report said on Saturday.

The Guardian reported that community workers in London, Yorkshire, Essex and the West Midlands informed the newspaper about cases in which pre-teen girls from the diaspora of several African countries were subjected to the painful, abusive and futile practice.

The legend of Tartini's "Devil's Trill Sonata"

The Violin Sonata in G minor, more famously known as the Devil's Trill Sonata is a famous work for violin by Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770), famous for being extremely technically demanding.

Tartini stood along with Vivaldi and Veracini as one of the great composers, violinists and theorists of the 18th century. He produced at least 200 each of sonatas and concertos; the exact figure is not yet known.

The story behind "Devil's Trill" starts with a dream. Tartini allegedly told the French astronomer Jérôme Lalande that he dreamed that The Devil appeared to him and asked to be his servant. At the end of their lessons Tartini handed the devil his violin to test his skill—the devil immediately began to play with such virtuosity that Tartini felt his breath taken away. When the composer awoke he immediately jotted down the sonata, desperately trying to recapture what he had heard in the dream. Despite the sonata being successful with his audiences, Tartini lamented that the p…

Music composer Sneha Khanwalkar ties the knot with director Kanu Bahl

Music composer Sneha Khanwalkar, who rose to fame with songs like Jugni from Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and O Womaniya from Gangs of Wasseypur, tied the knot with filmmaker Kanu Bahl in a traditional Maharashtrian ceremony on January 23 in Indore.According to a report in a leading daily, the couple met on the sets of Dibakar Banerjee's 2008 slice-of-life comedy Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!. Sneha was the music composer for the film and Kanu was the assistant director.
Popular Marathi actress Amruta Subhash took to social media to share picture from Sneha and Kunal's wedding.

Don't keep two PPF accounts: You can face a penalty, implications and what to do

While only one PPF account is allowed to be opened in one's name, there could be a possibility that one ends up holding multiple PPF accounts. It does not matter whether you have one such account in a post office and another in a bank.
One person-one account The application to be used while opening the PPF account gets a declaration from the account holder that no other PPF account is being held by the individual. However, remember that the rules allow the same individual to open another account in the name of a minor. Still, it does not allow to hold more than one PPF account in the self-name. As a parent, one can open in one minor child name while the other parent can open in second child name. Both parents cannot open in the name of the same child.
Second PPF account Once you have realised that there are more than one account in your own name, steps need to be taken to remove this irregularity. The second account will anyhow become the irregular account and you will not get an…

Bhanupriya lands in a soup for allegedly harassing 14-year-old domestic help

According to the Indian Express, A woman named Prabhavathi has filed a complaint against Bhanupriya, accusing the veteran actor of harassing her 14-year-old daughter, reported The News Minute. The girl worked as a domestic help at Bhanupriya’s residence in Chennai.The woman, in the complaint filed at Samalkot police station in East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, alleged that her daughter was not paid regular salary and was not allowed to meet her family. Bhanupriya has, however, denied these allegations.
The girl’s family and relatives visited Bhanupriya’s residence earlier this month after they received an anonymous call, claiming that their daughter was being harassed by Bhanupriya’s brother Gopala Krishna.
Prabhavathi has also alleged that Bhanupriya demanded Rs 10 lakh for releasing her daughter. The actor alleged that the girl had stolen valuables from the house. According to the police, the girl is still at the actor’s house.

Who is Ravneet Gill? New Yes Bank MD & CEO played cricket with Raghuram Rajan

In a major development in the Indian banking sector, Deutsche Bank India CEO Ravneet Singh Gill has been named the new MD and CEO of Yes Bank. Gill will assume the charge at Yes Bank from March 1.
Here are things to know about the next MD & CEO of Yes Bank Ravneet Singh Gill:-
- He is currently heading Deutsche Bank India as the managing director and chief executive officer

- He will succeed Rana Kapoor, whose term ends on January 31.

- According to Bloomberg profile, Ravneet Gill has been the Chief Executive Officer of India at Deutsche Bank AG, India since August 1, 2012.

IndiGo appoints Ronojoy Dutta as CEO,an IIT grad who handled United Airlines’ 9/11 nightmare

As airline turbulence goes, not many can equal Ronojoy Dutta in experience and insights. His battle scars from the global aviation industry’s worst nightmare, the 9/11 attacks, stand testimony to that.

And InterGlobe Aviation, which owns India’s low-cost private carrier IndiGo, must have counted on just that when it announced yesterday (Jan. 24) that Dutta has been appointed CEO of the company.The airline, India’s biggest by market share, is in need of some drastic manoeuvres. It posted a loss of Rs652 crore ($92million) in the July-September quarter of financial year 2019—the first time it went into the red since listing on the stock exchange three years ago. It corrected course in the October-December quarter, but profits were about 75% lower year-on-year at Rs190.9 crore.

While 67-year-old Dutta’s been working on a five-year business plan for IndiGo ever since he was made a principal consultant in December, now he will be in direct control. Dutta was president of United Airlines…

Government announces Padma Awards - Here is the complete list

The Padma Awards for the year 2019 were announced on Friday. One of the highest civilian Awards of the country, the awards are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

The awards are given in various disciplines or fields of activities: social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. The Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; the Padma Bhushan for distinguished service of high order and the Padma Shri for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March or April every year. This year the President of India Ram Nath Kovind approved conferment of 112 Padma Awards including one duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one). The li…

Three-member committee must appoint CBI director by consensus and task director with regaining agency’s credibility

After months of turf wars, controversy and scandal left the CBI scarred, the government has an opportunity to initiate the much delayed process of rebuilding and restoring the agency’s credibility.

The crucial matter regarding the appointment process of the Central Bureau of Investigation director is listed before the Supreme Court. The petition flags two issues:
it challenges the appointment of the incumbent CBI director, M. Nageswara Rao, as being illegal as he was unilaterally appointed by the government, bypassing the selection committee, and
it highlights the complete lack of transparency in the appointment process.

As per the provisions of the law governing the appointment of the CBI director (the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act), the selection committee consists of the prime minister, the leader of opposition and the chief justice of India or a judge of the Supreme Court nominated by him. The composition of the selection panel has been an issue of public debate and has evo…

Fly high with Air India on the special Republic Day sale

National carrier Air India has offered air tickets at very affordable all-inclusive rates on its domestic and international sectors in the economy class as its tribute to the nation on the occasion of Republic Day, an airline spokesman said on Friday.

The tickets with these special fares will be on sale for three days starting from January 26 to 28, 2019 and will be valid for travel till September 30, 2019, the spokesman said.

Tickets can be purchased from the Air India website, airline and city booking offices, call centres and travel agents on a first come first served basis.

On the domestic sectors, the lowest one-way fares starts from Rs 979 in the economy class to Rs 6,965 in the business class, all-inclusive, he said.

On the international sectors the lowest round-trip fares to the US starts from Rs 55,000 in the economy class. The fares start from Rs 32,000 on the UK and Europe sector, while for Australia, the fares start from Rs 50,000 in the economy class.

For the Far East As…

Finance minister Piyush Goyal to meet heads of PSU banks on January 28

Goyal, who has been given an additional charge of the finance ministry on Wednesday in the absence of Arun Jaitley, is scheduled to meet chiefs of the state-owned banks on Monday to review financial performance of the banks.

Cow dung water thrown on director priyanandanan for a derogatory poem on Sabarimala Ayyappan on Facebook.

Malayalam film director Priyanandan TR was attacked with cow dung on Friday, three weeks after he posted a derogatory poem on Sabarimala Ayyappan on Facebook.

According to reports, the attackers poured water mixed with cow dung on the director, near his house in Vallachira on Friday morning. The director was later admitted to the Cherpu Community Health centre where he is current undergoing treatment.

Alleging that the attack was perpetrated by right wing workers including BJP and RSS, the director has stated that he can identify the culprits and will be filing a complaint soon

WhatsApp faces global outage, users unable to send or receive messages

Twitter feeds were bombarded with complaints on Tuesday night when the popular chat app WhatsApp broke down for a coupe of hours. The service outage was global affecting over billion users across the globe. The app was down for both Android and iOS platforms with users unable to send or receive messages on the chat app, a website for WhatsApp outage detection later confirmed the break down. It said that the app faced the outage at around 11:30 pm IST with some users also complaining that they couldn't log into the app. According to the website, about 44 per cent WhatsApp users faced connection-related problems, 40 per cent had problem sending or receiving messages problems and 15 per cent users had trouble logging in the app.

Many of the over 1.5 billion users, both on Android and iOS, were unable to log into their app on Tuesday. The reason behind the snag is yet to be announced by the company.

Moreover, the outage comes just a few hours after the messenger anno…

Piyush Goyal given additional charge of finance ministry in Arun Jaitley's absence

NEW DELHI: Piyush Goyal is likely to present the interim Budget on February 1 as he was on Wednesday given the additional charge of finance ministry as Arun Jaitley is in the US for medical treatment, sources said.

Jaitley has undergone surgery at a hospital in New York on Tuesday and has been advised at least two weeks rest by the doctors, sources said. Jaitley, who had travelled to the US on January 13, has undergone tests for soft tissue cancer this week.

An official release from the Rashtrapati Bhavan Wednesday said the President, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, directed that during the period of Jaitley's indisposition, the portfolios of the minister of finance and the minister of corporate affairs, held by him, be temporarily assigned to Goyal, in addition to his existing portfolios.

Will #PriyankaGandhi contest from the Rae Bareli seat in 2019 election ?

Congress chief @RahulGandhi appoints his sister #PriyankaGandhi as AICC general secretary for #UttarPradesh East.The headline on #PriyankaGandhi misses the mark if it doesn't underline UP East, where she will run the party campaign- stronghold of PM Modi in varanasi and CM Yogi in Gorakhpur. This is a risky but bold frontal challenge and the Congress making a big statement. As the General Secretary of UP East, will Priyanka Gandhi be able to match the charisma of PM Narendra Modi and CM Yogi Adityanath, she is taking on PM Modi on his turf, Varanasi.

Priyanka Gandhi to sit in this very room where Indira Gandhi used to hold meetings in seventies, senior Congress leaders say. This room is at the recently renovated UP Congress HQ in Lucknow is presently being used by Raj Babbar.
With Sonia Gandhi expected to visit her Lok Sabha constituency Rae Bareli after a span of almost nine months, Congress workers are eager to know whether she will contest from the seat this election, and who w…

Twelve of India’s large states grew faster than the national GDP in FY18

Twelve of India’s large states grew faster than the national GDP in FY18, but their growth failed to create jobs, PTI says, citing a report by ratings agency Crisil. That’s because most of the growth came from sectors that are not job-intensive. Eleven of the 17 states classified by the RBI as “non-special” lagged the national average in growth of employment-intensive sectors such as manufacturing, construction and trade, hotels, transport and communication services, the report notes (see pdf). Earlier this month, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy said the country lost 1.1 crore jobs in 2018, with 80% of the loss in rural areas.

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi has given up his Indian citizenship

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi has given up his Indian citizenship,official sources said. Choksi, among the prime accused in the ₹13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud, surrendered his Indian passport to the authorities in Antigua, where he has been holed upsince July 2018. An unidentified government official told India Today that the extradition process had nothing to do with citizenship and “any accused of any nationality can be extradited,” citing the recent example of Christian Michel, who was extradited in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.

Check whether your email and passwords are compromised on this website

In the biggest data collection on cyber world, sales of e-mail passwords, including of  77 million accounts, were reported. . Microsoft's Director and Cyber ​​Security researcher Troy Hunt revealed the world's largest cyber hacking information. According to Hunt, International Tech Sites reports that 772,904,991 email addresses and 21,222,975 crore passwords have been made public through online. Hunt also notes that over 270 million records, including e-mails and passwords, are kept as a data bank under the name 'Collection 1' and a total value of 84 gb. Of these 12,000 files are collected in different files. The file was initially sold in the cloud-sharing hacking forum called Mega but was later withdrawn. Users are logged into passwords as 'hash' passwords when logging in. The password is collected in this way for password protection. Hash password generated by a complex arithmetic process consists of letters and numbers. According to the report, hackers have b…

PM Narendra Modi delivers a dialogue from 'Uri', asks 'How's the josh?'

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai. The PM can be seen making a reference to Vicky Kaushal's film 'Uri' as he asked the audiences, "How’s the josh?". In response, the audience replied with "High Sir" to the prime minister. 'Uri' is based on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian armed forces in Pakistan in 2016. The film also has a character based on PM Narendra Modi played by Rajit Kapur. What an honour! 🙏🇮🇳 — Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) January 19, 2019

Will self-censorship help Netflix and Hotstar prevent potential government regulation?

India’s video-streaming services have drafted a code to censor content on their platforms. Reuters reports that OTT players Netflix, Hotstar and others will prohibit content that shows a child “engaged in real or simulated sexual activities”, content that's disrespectful of the national flag or seen to be encouraging terrorism, and content that intends to outrage the religious sentiments of any community. The move comes in the backdrop of streaming companies facing lawsuits over obscenity. Amazon Prime already censors Hindi movies on its platform.
According to many intellects,   self policing  online streaming companies is not a good idea. It is responsibility to be superseded by Govt if found bypassing in any case with exorbitantly huge penalty to ensure the latter does not default. Only then there will be sensible work done by the people responsible behind the online streaming environment right from the lowest to the highest designation.

Amul files legal notice against Google India over fake advertising campaign

India's largest dairy player, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), popularly known as Amul, has issued a legal notice to Google India Pvt Ltd and over fake B2B campaigns from which the latter benefitted.

According to Amul, both Google India and were being held accountable for misuse of their platform for earning revenues through advertisements (subscription in the case of on their platform on fake campaigns that duped innocent individuals seeking Amul franchise across India.

Upon opening these fake websites, individuals were required to fill forms, post which they received calls from unknown numbers to pay registration fees ranging from Rs 25,000 to Rs 5 lakhs via NEFT in various bank accounts. Post receipt of the payment, the interest individuals stop receiving all forms of communication from these miscreants.

While seeking Google's help to prevent innocent individuals from getting duped, Amul had even submitted all l…

Supreme Court Okays Dance Bars With Liquor

Maharashtra's tough rules for dance bars have been relaxed by the Supreme Court, which said today "liquor and dance can co-exist". Noting that no dance bar license has been handed out since 2005, the top court said Maharashtra "can't just ban dance bars by trying to regulate them".

Here is your 10-point cheatsheet to this big story:

The 2016 Act was upheld by SC but The condition laid down by the Maharashtra government that such establishments cannot be within one-kilometre distance of a school or a religious institution has been struck down by the Supreme Court. One of the petitioners, speaking to national television said his organisation Fight for Rights welcomes the move, saying, it was difficult for dance bars to cope with is as Mumbai is a congested city with no planning and churches, temples lie next to bars sometimes.
SC upheld its earlier decision to allow dance bars to remain open for five-and-a-half hours (between 6 pm to 11.30 pm). The condition th…

Deepak Kalal beaten publicly in Delhi; entire incident runs live on YouTube [Video]

Internet sensation, Deepak Kalal got beaten publicly in Delhi. The controversial YouTuber was thrashed left and right, and the entire incident was run live on Deepak's YouTube channel.
Deepak, who is known for uploading cringe-worthy videos on the internet, was caught hold of by a group of men on the highways of Delhi, and badly thrashed by a person called Deepak Nandal.The video, which was run live on Deepak's own YouTube channel, shows the man repeatedly slapping him, and telling him not to make such "inappropriate" videos ever again. Deepak, on the other hand, is seen apologizing and seeking forgiveness from him and his followers.
<iframe allowfullscreen="" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="" frameborder="0" height="266" src="" width="320"></iframe> Deepak Nandal, w…

Trending: Anisha Alla And Vishal Are Engaged. Will Announce Wedding Date Soon

Actress Anisha Alla, best known for her role in Arjun Reddy, found a spot on Wednesday's list of trends along with fiance Vishal Krishna after she announced their engagement on social media. "I finally found somebody to go down the path of life with, loving him and life with true passion. I look up to this man for all that he stands for and for all of his heart. I vow to give back to him, the families and the people around with this step forward. I vow to be the best that I can be, intention towards collective learning, love and moral value," she wrote on Instagram along with a picture of herself and Vishal.
Vishal Krishna (screen name Vishal) is the son of film producer GK Reddy and he has featured in films such as Thimiru, Salute, Vedi and Irumbu Thirai.
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President appoints senior advocates Sanjay Jain, K M Nataraj as Additional Solicitor Generals

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed senior advocates Sanjay Jain and K M Nataraj as Additional Solicitor Generals of India for the Supreme Court. "The president is pleased to appoint Sanjay Jain, senior advocate, as Additional Solicitor General of India for the Supreme Court with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the office till June 30, 2020, or until further orders, whichever is earlier," according to an official notification issued on January 15. A similar notification appointing Nataraj as ASG was also issued. Earlier in April 2015, Nataraj was appointed as ASG for southern zone. Jain was appointed as ASG for the Delhi High Court in 2014 and had resigned from the post last year.