Juries have awarded tens of millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims, twice in the past three months, who has blamed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for their illness. A St Louis jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a South Dakota survivor of the disease. In February this year, another St Louis jury has awarded $72 million to relatives of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer. Some case studies have indicated that women who regularly use talc on their genital area face up to a 40 per cent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. Attorney Jim Onder said Johnson & Johnson's marketing targeted overweight women, blacks and Hispanics, "knowing that those groups were most at-risk for talc-related ovarian cancer," he said. "It's horrible." "Unfortunately, the jury's decision goes against 30 years of studies by medical experts around the world that continue to support the safety of cosmetic talc," Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman Carol Goodrich said in a statement. "I will never use talc again. It's definitely concerning to me," Teri Brickey, forewoman of the jury, 45, told The Associated Press. "I think it's a potential health hazard for some women - a small percentage, but it is a percentage." By Premji
Bollywood’s top actor Shah Rukh Khan has been continuing his series of debacles and his recent outing Fan has been declared as an average grosser all over. This Maneesh Sharma directorial fell short of expectations though Shah Rukh Khan impressed with his outstanding performance in the roles of Aryan Khanna and Gaurav. Made on a budget of Rs 85 crores, the movie grossed Rs 160 crores across the world. He wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming movie Raees and the movie has been directed by Rahul Dholakia. The makers initially wanted to release the movie during Eid this year however Salman Khan’s Sultan is making for release during Eid after which SRK decided not to clash with Sultan. He has been disappointed with the result of Fan and is quite careful about Raees release date. With all the holiday seasons packed with releases this year, he decided to move out for next year. He issued an official statement about the release date. The statement reads: “It was not an easy decision to move the film. We understand that Raees is highly anticipated. However, a film of such magnitude requires the appropriate showcasing and therefore, we have decided to shift our release date to 26th January, 2017.” – Ritesh Sidhwani, Shah Rukh Khan and Farhan Akhtar.
Rocking Star Shahid Kapoor surprised everyone with his look in his next film titled Udta Punjab as Tommy Singh. He will be showcased as a rockstar in the movie which has been directed by Abhishek Chaubey. The movie has Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh in the lead roles which is said to be a thriller. The makers kick-started the promotions recently and the theatrical trailer of the movie has been a smashing hit all over. The posters of Udta Punjab have been trending all over and the first video song of the movie has revealed now. The song Chitta Ve has been out which showcases the acts of Shahid Kapoor as a rockstar. Shahid will be seen in a grunge look in the song and he flaunts his abs filled with tattoos all over his body. The movie is about the drug abuse based in Punjab which has been slated for June 17th release. Balaji Motion Pictures and Phantom Productions produced the movie.
Top filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been scoring back to back blockbusters and every film has been turning out to be a classic. The director’s latest outings Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani have been declared as blockbusters and both the films minted huge money across the world. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone played the lead roles in both the films. He has taken enough gap after the projects and he now started working on his upcoming films. He narrated a script to Salman Khan and another to Shah Rukh Khan which may start rolling once the actors complete their current engagements. The latest news we hear is that the maverick director wants to remake a Telugu classical film titled Manam. It witnessed three generations of actors in a single frame and it featured Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya. The movie directed by Vikram Kumar released in Telugu in 2014 was a smashing hit all over. Sanjay has been in talks with the makers of the movie and he is currently working on the possibilities of the movie in Bollywood. Sources revealed that Sanjay Leela Bhansali may direct the movie and the makers are currently finalizing the cast of the film.
After a gap of about ten years, transit of Mercury over the disc of the sun will take place in the afternoon of May 9 and will be visible from India. Mercury will surpass the Sun at about 4:30 pm, revealed Astronomical Society of India (ASI). Solar system's smallest planet will take a couple of hours to cover the quarter of its path. After 6:30 pm IST, people in India will not be able to see the remaining transit due to the sunset. Astronomers and space enthusiast are excited to witness the stunning transit. Next Mercury’s flyby will occur in November 2019, but will not be visible from India. The rare Mercury transit will be visible from nearly all parts of the Earth including: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica. However, it will not be visible in Japan and other parts of eastern Asia. It will not be visible in Japan and other parts of eastern Asia. Indian observers said that the Mercury will move from the ‘top’ towards the ‘bottom’ of the Sun while moving towards the western horizon. Mercury transit is a very rare phenomenon and it will occur 14 times in the 21st century. By Premji
12 suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were arrested during a raid by the Intelligence Bureau and Delhi police special cell on Wednesday morning. The police have detained the suspects from Delhi, NCR region and Deoband in Uttar Pradesh. "Bomb making materials were seized from the 12 suspected JeM Terrorists, they are presently being questioned by police," sources said. "While a team of the force's anti-terror unit Special Cell zeroed in on two of the youths, while they were allegedly in the process of making improvised explosive device, from east Delhi's Gokulpuri area, names of the others emerged during their questioning and they were tracked down one after another in the wee hours today, a senior official said. "On interrogation it was found that they had been in touch with JeM leader Yousuf Al Hindi, and also claimed to be the terror outfit's activists themselves," said sources. The special cell has registered an FIR against the suspects for being members of an unlawful group (Unlawful Activities and Prevention Act, UAPA) and under the Explosives Act and for criminal conspiracy. 12 teams of Delhi Police were involved in the massive raids at various places which began this morning. Two of the suspects have been identified as Mazahir and Tahir. By Premji
Donald Trump has so far ignored vital preparations needed for a quick and effective transition to the general election.The New York businessman has not collected enough information about the tens of millions of voters that he needs to turn out in the fall. “He may be able to get by on bluster and personality during the primaries, but the general election is a whole different ballgame,” said Ryan Williams, a veteran of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns. “They’re essentially starting from zero heading into the general election.” “Our ability to run a different type of campaign against Hillary Clinton in a general election is unique to the success that Mr. Trump has shown in the primaries,” said Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager. Tuesday's contest in the mid-western state was seen as a final firewall by the "stop Trump" movement seeking to prevent him from locking in the party nomination. But, the race was overwhelmingly in Trump's favor, Cruz conceded to supporters in Indianapolis that, he no longer had a viable path forwards. "We left it all on the field in Indiana," Cruz said. "We gave it everything we've got, but the voters chose another path. And so with a heavy heart, but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign." By Premji
‘The Man With The Golden Shirt’ - has earned a place in the Guinness World Records (GWR). The GWR certificate issued on Tuesday cites Parakh, 47, as the man with “the most expensive gold shirt in the world costing Rs.98,35,099 ($161,354/GBP 95,856)” as on August 1, 2014. “This is simply unbelievable. I am a small man from a remote area in Maharashtra. I am happy that this achievement had catapulted my village name into the whole world,” said an emotional Parakh. “I had stitched this special gold shirt with seven golden buttons for my 45th birthday two years ago. I have been fascinated by gold since my school days and over the years it became a passion, almost an obsession,” Parakh smiled. The shirt, weighing exactly 4.10 kg, is currently valued at over Rs1.30 crore. It is supplemented by other golden paraphernalia such as a gold watch, several gold chains, large gold rings, a gold mobile cover and golden-framed spectacles - the total weight of this opulence is a whopping 10 kgs! “At my marriage 25 years ago, many guests considered me an embarrassment as I wore more gold than the bride,” he recalled. By Premji