Mr Perfect Aamir Khan has the habit of giving out his best for every film. He is never in a hurry and signs movies on selective basis. After a massive hit like PK, he is shooting for his next movie titled Dangal. The movie is said to be a sports biopic of a Haryana based wrestler named Mahavir Singh Phogat. Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra are essaying the other crucial roles in the movie. Aamir will be seen essaying two different roles in Dangal as a wrestler. As per the latest news we hear, the movie will have no scope for songs throughout. Though there are couple of background songs, Dangal will have no songs. The makers are in plans to shoot a promotional song before the release. Aamir Khan Productions is producing Dangal which will hit the screens on December 23rd all over.
Salman Khan knows the pulse of the audience because of which he emerged as the undisputed king at the box-office. The actor has 9 back to back super hit movies that crossed Rs 100 crore mark at the box-office. He is now gearing up for release with his next film titled Sultan which is said to be a sports drama. Directed by Abbas Ali Zaffar, the movie features Anushka Sharma in the female lead. Salman will be seen as a wrestler in the movie and the film has been slated for a wide release on July 6th during Eid. The makers revealed the runtime of the movie to be 2 hours 50 minutes which is said to be the longest film among Salman’s films. Sultan is said to be the most gripping films in the career of Salman Khan. The movie has been produced by Aditya Chopra on Yash Raj Films and Sultan is said to be the biggest ever release among Bhai’s movies.
Local leaders and poll strategist Prashant Kishor are consistently speaking about the need to field a chief ministerial candidate before the 2017 Assembly polls, the Congress top brass is reportedly thinking on the lines of announcing a strong election campaign committee, which may include Priyanka Gandhi. Satyadev Tripathi, chairman of UP Congress communication department said: “No decision has been taken yet but the fact remains that party workers want strong faces to be a part of the election campaign committee. There is a growing demand for Priyanka Gandhi to campaign across the state. But all these decisions are to be taken by the party high-command.” “Nothing is clear as of now. Thinking and rethinking is going on. One thing is for sure that party will take some decisions soon once vice-president Rahul Gandhi returns from abroad. Prashant Kishor and Ghulam Nabi Azad, both, have said that poll campaign will start in the next 15 days. Thus, decision on a CM face or rather the face of the campaign will certainly be taken before that,” said a leader. Mahila Congress chief Shobha Oza said, "Her role will be much larger. We can't restrict her to issues relating to a gender but of course this matter is close to her heart. She will fight for each and every citizen." By Premji
The US should "totally isolate" Pakistan to send a signal that it faces the prospect of becoming a "second North Korea", if it continues to destabilize Afghanistan by supporting the Taliban and Haqqani network, a former top American diplomat has said. "In the aftermath of the US drone attack killing Taliban leader Mullah Mansour, this is the time to increase the pressure by suspending all assistance to Pakistan, military and civilian and move towards isolating Pakistan internationally, including not supporting IMF renewal of financial support," said Zalmay Khalilzad, a former top American diplomat in the Bush Administration. "If Pakistan truly changes course, then the US should be willing to be supportive in a significant way. But we have to substantially escalate the cost of Pakistan's hostile policy in Afghanistan," he said. "While there are some potential risks in isolating Pakistan, there are real risks with continuing the current course in Afghanistan and Pakistan," he said. "In fact (US forces) being in Afghanistan would help in addressing such challenges promptly," he said. "The choice we have made hasn't really worked for the last 15 years in terms of changing Pakistan's two-faced policy. The time has come to adjust that policy. In my view a better option is international isolation of Pakistan," Khalilzad argued. "The role that Pakistan has played is that of a double game. It has signalled on the one hand that it wants to be helpful to the United States in fighting terrorism and stabilising Afghanistan. But on the other hand, in reality, it has been energetically supporting the Taliban and the Haqqani network to achieve the very opposite. That has been the essence of the Pakistan policy on Afghanistan," he said. By Premji
Puneri Paltan managed to hold Danag Delhi as they successfully drew the game at 27-27 in their fourth match of first leg in the fourth season of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2016 at Vallabhbhai Patel (NSCI) Stadium on Tuesday. Manjeet Chhillar, managed to score big for Puneri Paltan and helped Pune to secure a draw after holding Delhi’s Iranian raider Meraj Sheykah. Delhi’s another raider Deepak Narwal gave a lead to his team after getting three tackle points when Pune was leading at 24-23. But other raiders just couldn’t take the advantage of Deepak’s performance. Puneri Paltan who has scored massive against Mumbai before being beaten by defending champions Patna Pirates on Monday, has given a great performance with the help of their star performers Manjeet Chhillar and Sonu Narwal. Delhi, who has failed to impress the experts in all the four seasons of the Pro Kabaddi league, opened with 5-0 against Pune, thanks to a classic performance by Sachin Shingade who made two tackles and a super tackle. But their over dependence on skipper Kashling Akade, who has scored 300 raid points in 39 matches till season 3 and Iranian raider Meraj Sheykah, proved harmful to Delhi as Pune’s defense started to take care of them. Pune team had ended the first half by 15-13 with two points lead. In the evening, Fire Birds defeated Ice Divas 25-12 as women’s Kabaddi went pro and the women’s season of Pro Kabaddi league as the three teams are participating in the first season. Although the women fell, jumped and proved a bit slow and less in aggressiveness, they managed to win the appreciation of the audience. Indian Women’s team skipper Mithali Raj, who sang the national anthem at the start of the evening’s proceedings, said, “It is certainly great for Kabaddi women as their game went pro. They showed that women are capable of excelling even this full body contact macho sport.” By Prajakt K.
The Cabinet is expected to revise the salaries of 4.7 million Central government employees and the pensions of another 5.2 million retired employees. A big hike in salaries and pension for over a crore government employees was cleared by the cabinet on Wednesday. Salaries and allowances will rise by at least 23.5 per cent, which had been recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. The hike - the lowest in the last 70 years - is expected to cost the taxpayer an additional Rs. 1 lakh crore annually, or nearly 0.7 per cent of GDP. Rising income may enable people to spend more on home, auto, FMCG and other day-to-day products which will directly enhance the growth for these sectors. Chandan Taparia, analyst, Anand Rathi Financial Services, said, “Markets requires liquidity whether through monetary policy, fiscal policy or rise in spending power of common man or end user of the country. I believe auto, FMCG and NBFC sectors will benefit from the rise in income. Stocks such as TVS Motors, Ashok Leyland, Dabur, DHFL, LIC Housing Finance and SKS Microfinance will benefit from the 7th Pay Commission.” Ambareesh Baliga, independent market analyst sees FMCG, white goods, 2-wheelers and entry level passenger vehicles to get benefit with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. “ITC, Whirlpool and Hero MotoCorp will benefit from the Cabinet decision.” He added. Nikhil Kamath, co-founder and director, Zerodha said, “The implementation of the 7th pay commission will both help and deter economic growth simultaneously. While more money in the hands of pensioners and central govt employees is bound to boost consumption, inflation could rise as a aftermath of this liquidity. The most obvious sectors which could see growth from these amendments will be the FMCG, auto and real estate sectors, stocks like ITC have been rallying in response to this policy change. Some of the stocks that could benefit from the 7th pay commission are Maruti Suzuki, ITC, HUL, DLF and Unitech.“ By Premji
Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz asserted that normal relations on New Delhi's terms are not acceptable to Islamabad. "Their narrative has remained unchanged. They (India) do not want to give us credit [for our actions against terrorism] and keep an excuse for not starting dialogue," the Dawn quoted him, as saying at a foreign policy briefing session held for journalists yesterday. "If no major improvement takes place, we should manage the situation and our minimum objective should be to prevent tensions from growing," he said. "Prospects of the [Afghan] peace process are not good. It would all now depend on the ground situation in Afghanistan," Aziz is not hopeful about the progress in the Afghan reconciliation process. Senior journalist Zahid Hussein said that Pakistan is lagging behind economically and has become isolated, which is why there is a need for re-examining the country’s foreign policy. Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi disagreed with Mr Hussein’s observation and said the current foreign policy is relevant to the needs at the time. Mr Hussein said Pakistan has to change its course and gave the examples of India and China, stating that the two countries have progressed and that they have focused on their economies. “The current government has made policies for economic development, but they are yet to be implemented because Pakistan’s foreign policy is driven by national security. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor could be a game changer,” he said. By Premji
A group of celebrities from the LGBTIQ community have approached the Supreme Court to quash the colonial-era section 377 of the IPC, which criminalises homosexuality. The petition was filed by journalist Sunil Mehra, Bharatanatyam exponent Navtej Singh Johar, chef Ritu Dalmia, hotelier Aman Nath and businesswoman executive Ayesha Kapur. The 716-page petition has been filed by several lawyers, including Arundhati Katju, Himanshu Suman, Menaka Guruswamy and Saurabh Kripal. "Sexuality lies at the core of a human being's persona. Sexual expression, in whatever form, between consenting adults in the privacy of a home ought to receive the protection of Fundamental Rights. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code infringes the Petitioners' right to sexuality and also has a cascading effect of barring the Petitioners from accessing the unenumerated rights which this Hon'ble Court has held flow from Article 21 of the Constitution of India," argues the petition. Shasi Tharoor the MP from Kerala said that section 377 is an embarrassment. "I had introduced the bill as a member of the parliament, to defend the constitutional freedoms. The petitioners, in this case, are directly affected by the colonial legislation," he said. "Internationally, the law is a disgrace, and we must alter it or read it down to safeguard the basic human rights of the LGBTIQ community." Filmmaker Onir, said that the December 2013 SC decision was a huge blow. "The notion of democracy was shaken that day when the SC went back on the Delhi HC decision. It was disempowering, and disheartening; there's not other viewpoint in this issue -- section 377 must go," he said. By Premji
John Abraham impressed the audience with his stunning screen presence and he has been quite careful while signing movies. He recently turned producer and made successful movies like Vicky Donor and Madras Café. The actor has been busy with the shoot of Force 2 currently and the latest news we hear is that John Abraham signed a biopic. John decided to portray the life of legendary boxer Hawa Singh and he will produce the movie along with playing the lead role. The movie will showcase several achievements of the boxer right from the age of 19 to winning 11 consecutive at Western Command Boxing Championship. Hawa Singh passed away in 2000 and Sam Fernandez who owns the rights of the biopic will produce the movie along with John Abraham Entertainments. The biopic will be shot in varied locations like Delhi, Haryana and also his hometown Umarvas, Vaishnodevi, Thailand.
Salman Khan wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming movie titled Sultan which has been directed by Abbas Ali Zaffar. The actor has been busy promoting the movie extensively which brought him into troubles. The actor compared himself to a raped victim explaining about the efforts he has put for Sultan. This created huge buzz all over and the actor has been widely criticized for his comments. A Haryana based rape victim slapped the actor with a legal notice and she sought Rs 10 crores as a damage along with an apology. The victim has been gang-raped by 10 men in Haryana and she sent a legal notice to Salman Khan to his Galaxy Apartments address through her counsel. This created a huge sensation all over and the rape victim revealed that Salman tried to joke about the rape victims. On the other hand Sultan is gearing up for a massive release on July 6th all over during Eid.