Sunday, 31 December 2017

New Zealand celebrates start of 2018 with spectacular | New Year's Eve fireworks display in Aucklan
New Zealand celebrates start of 2018 with spectacular | New Year's Eve fireworks display in Auckland

New Year's Eve celebrations have begun to kick off around the world, with Samoa the first country to welcome in 2018. The tiny pacific island saw in the new year at 10am GMT, with New Zealand following an hour later.



New Zealanders have welcomed in 2018 with an amazing firework display from Auckland's Sky Tower. As one of the first countries to welcome the new year, thousands of cheering revellers rang in the New Year at 11am UK time today as multi-coloured fireworks




exploded across the city skyline at midnight. Sky City - a casino and event centre in Auckland - was again the epicentre of the country's celebrations with a dramatic fireworks display. A giant digital clock on the tower was counting down to the party before the skyline exploded into a amazing flash of colour. Samoa was the first country in the world to welcome in 2018 an hour earlier.



In Australia, 2018 will arrive at 1pm GMT with as many as one million people expected to watch Sydney harbour's world famous fireworks. Rail strikes and Storm Dylan were expected to disrupt New Year's Eve travel in the UK, with gusts of up to 80mph forecast in Northern Ireland and Scotland.



New Year celebrations LIVE UPDATES : New Zealand celebrates start of 2018 | New Zealand welcomes 2018 with spectacular fireworks
New Year celebrations LIVE UPDATES : New Zealand celebrates start of 2018 | New Zealand welcomes 2018 with spectacular fireworks

As 2017 draws to a close, New Zealand is the first among several countries that ushered in the New Year. The country welcomed the year 2018 amidst spectacular fireworks. Fireworks boomed and crackled above city centres and harbours, and party-goers sang, hugged, danced and kissed. In Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, tens of thousands gathered around Sky Tower as five minutes of nonstop pyrotechnics exploded from the structure’s upper decks. Meanwhile, Australians will welcome 2018 with a rainbow-themed fireworks in Sydney. At least 1.5 million spectators are expected to witness the pyrotechnics, AFP reported.


New Zealand celebrates start of 2018


New Zealanders have welcomed in 2018 with an amazing firework display from Auckland's Sky Tower. As one of the first countries to welcome the new year, thousands of cheering revellers rang in the New Year at 11am UK time today as multi-coloured fireworks exploded across the city skyline at midnight. Sky City - a casino and event centre in Auckland - was again the epicentre of the country's celebrations with a dramatic fireworks display. A giant digital clock on the tower was counting down to the party before the skyline exploded into a amazing flash of colour. Samoa was the first country in the world to welcome in 2018 an hour earlier.

                            New Zealand celebrates start of 2018

With only a few hours to go for 2018, preparations are on at all full swing across the world for New Year's Eve celebrations and parties. In many cities, revelers take to the streets to celebrate the arrival of the New Year with the community while some prefer quiet time with family and friends. The New Year obviously arrives at different times for different countries across the globe. New Zealand and Australia are among the first countries to ring in the new year. While Australians will enjoy a rather warm New Year, in Canada, New Year's Eve celebrations will be accompanied by a really, really chilly winter - with some parts even colder than Mars.
 
                                        happy new year



Saturday, 30 December 2017

Tin talak| Triple Talaq Bill In Parliament Highlights: Bill Which Makes Triple A Criminal Offence, Passed In Lok Sabha
Tin talak| Triple Talaq Bill In Parliament Highlights: Bill Which Makes Triple A Criminal Offence, Passed In Lok Sabha

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The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, more commonly known as the Triple Talaq Bill, has been passed in the Lok Sabha. The bill proposes to make instant talaq, or uttering the word "talaq" thrice, illegal. The bill also includes a three-year jail term for a Muslim man who uses triple talaq. The bill will now be sent to the Rajya Sabha.

The Lok Sabha passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill amid a demand from the opposition that the "criminalisation" clause be scrutinised by a parliamentary panel and law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's vociferous defence that the House needed to choose between procedures and the cries of justice from Muslim women. 

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Tin talak| Landmark Triple Talaq Bill Clears Lok Sabha In Rajya Sabha Next 10 Points


Asked about the fate of the bill in the Rajya Sabha, Prasad later said the government was encouraged by the lack of support for amendments moved by AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi, read as a sign that Congress and other "secular" parties may not push the issue beyond making a point.

While BJP was accused of making political capital by "targeting" Muslim religious practices, the ambivalence of opposition parties was best reflected by Trinamool Congress's decision to steer clear of the debate, fielding no speaker at all. This surprise element was attributed by sources to Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee's view that a silent majority of Muslim women supported the law. The West Bengal party had opposed the draft bill.
Triple Talaq Bill In Parliament
As Prasad initiated the discussion, fireworks started early with the opposition questioning the bill's introduction. BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab said the law was flawed as it put unwarranted discretion in the hands of police and made submission of proof of an oral triple talaq daunting.

BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi said "politics" had kept India from reforming triple talaq despite 22 Islamic countries having done so. She said triple talaq was not related to religion and pointed to the law against the practice of "sati". Lekhi said Muslim women had a brother in PM Narendra Modi to take care of their concerns.

Reservations of the opposition were known but in what appeared as extra caution on their part, speakers chose to open arguments clarifying that they supported the bill as did Sushmita Dev of Congress and functionaries of CPM, SP and NCP, among others.

Congress and other parties expressed reservations about the "criminal" clause in the legislation which they dubbed as too abrupt for a customary practice which was legal till recently. Other parties too voiced similar opposition.


Friday, 29 December 2017

Tin talak| Landmark Triple Talaq Bill Clears Lok Sabha In Rajya Sabha Next 10 Points
Tin talak| Landmark Triple Talaq Bill Clears Lok Sabha In Rajya Sabha Next 10 Points

The Congress is on the horns of a problem. While it took after a strategy of pacification towards Muslims in yesteryears and did not offer in to pandering to the Hindu vote bank – but to particular segments like the Dalits or Other Backward Classes – the Gujarat Assembly race battle demonstrated that it is moving towards charming the Hindus in general more diligently.

There was no greater evidence of it than the newly-anointed president of the party Rahul Gandhi's sudden burst of interest in visiting Hindu temples in the state and the assertion of his Hindu identity.

The Lok Sabha has passed a landmark bill that makes instant "triple talaq" a criminal offence and proposes a three-year jail term for a Muslim man who divorces his wife by uttering the word "talaq" thrice. The bill will now be introduced in the Rajya Sabha, possibly on Monday or Tuesday, where it is expected to face rough weather, with several parties opposing it; its passage in the Lok Sabha was smooth given the big majority the government has in the lower house.


10 Points of Triple Talaq Bill

1 The administration has called it a "notable day for India." Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a gathering of BJP parliamentarians toward the beginning of today that he trusts the bill will be passed in the two places of parliament with the accord of all gatherings.

2 Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who presented the bill in the Lok Sabha and later wrapped up an open deliberation on it on Thursday, asked the house to pass the bill "for the sisters of the Muslim people group, for the respect of ladies, sex balance," dismissing claims of political move by the decision BJP saying, "We don't take choices to accumulate votes. We presented the bill after the Supreme Court called triple talaq illicit."

3 Several gatherings that have restricted the bill swore off voting in the Lok Sabha. Among them were the Biju Janata Dal, AIADMK and the Trinamool Congress. The BJD has 20 MPs, AIADMK 37 and Trimamool 33 in the Lok Sabha.

4 All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) boss Asaduddin Owaisi looked for six alterations in the bill in the Lok Sabha and demanded a division of votes or voting recorded on a machine on them to make a political point. He has charged that the bill "does treachery to Muslim ladies," abuses the Right to Freedom and that Muslims were not counseled in its drafting.

5 The Congress has underscored that it underpins "any move to abrogate the Triple Talaq," however has scrutinized the correctional facility term arrangement asking how a man in jail will accommodate the lady and youngsters he has surrendered utilizing the triple talaq. It likewise needs some different changes in the bill, expressing on Thursday that it would lean toward an audit of the proposed enactment by a parliamentary board.

6 Sources said the fundamental restriction party is probably going to look for corrections to the bill in the Rajya Sabha, where the administration is in a minority thus the resistance's solicitations for changes are probably going to be passed. The bill should be sent to a parliamentary board of trustees for survey and is probably not going to be passed in the winter session. The two houses should clear the bill for it to end up law.



7 Already the government side is depleted in the Rajya Sabha, with the "Triple Talaq" bill being opposed by parties like the Biju Janata Dal and AIADMK, considered government-friendly as they regularly help it pass bills. 


8 Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar said after the BJP meet this morning that the government is trying to evolve a consensus on the bill to push it through the Rajya Sabha by talking to different parties.



9 The Supreme Court had in August this year ruled that the "Triple Talaq" is unconstitutional. Muslim women had petitioned the court, arguing that practice of husbands divorcing them through "Triple Talaq", including by Skype and WhatsApp, not only violated their rights but also left many women destitute.



10 "Only a law can explicitly ban Triple Talaq, we have to enforce legal procedures to provide allowance and protect custody of children," said Ravi Shankar Prasad as he introduced the bill on Thursday, noting that the practice has continued despite the Supreme Court order.  



     
Okka Kshanam movie review | Okka Kshanam rating | Okka Kshanam movie cast | Allu Sirish movie is a false promise, disappointing
Okka Kshanam movie review | Okka Kshanam rating | Okka Kshanam movie cast | Allu Sirish movie is a false promise, disappointing

Okka Kshanam
Director: Vi Anand
Cast: Allu Sirish, Surbhi, Srinivas Avasarala, Seerat Kapoor
Rating: 2/5

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The film narrates the story of Jeeva (Allu Sirish), who meets Jyotsna (Surbhi) in the parking lot of a shopping mall. It’s love at first sight for him, and she too reciprocates his feelings. In fact, she takes the initiative to give him her number. One day, Jyotsna tells Jeeva that she has the habit of watching people and that, the life of another young couple (played by Srinivas Avasarala and Seerat Kapoor) intrigues her. Jyotsna suspects that Srinivas Avasarala has been harassing Seerat, and she begs Jeeva to help Seerat. When Jeeva finally bumps into Srinivas Avasarala, he learns a shocking truth that whatever incidents happen in Srinivas and Seerat’s life will unfold in a similar manner in his and Jyotsna’s life too. They call it ‘parallel life’. The rest of the story is about how Jeeva races against time to save Jyotsna from an impending danger.

Can similar events happen in the lives of two different individuals? For instance, do you know why people keep comparing Abraham Lincoln to John F Kennedy? This question is the crux of the film Okka Kshanam starring Allu Sirish, Surbhi, Seerat Kapoor and Srinivas Avasarala.

Jo (Surbhi) and Jeeva (Allu Sirish) meet by chance in Orbit Mall’s parking lot. Right before this, there is a buildup, leading us to believe that not all this is as it seems. From here on, the film drags for about 30 minutes. As the film’s two leads, Jo and Jeeva, get to know each other, we are left wondering if this film is indeed a crime thriller.

Then things appear to be falling place. We meet Srinivas (Srinivas Avasarala) and Swathi (Seerat Kapoor), Jo’s neighbours, whom she watches from the balcony, for watching people is her hobby. After observing suspicious goings-on, Jo and Jeeva decide to investigate who their neighbors really are and this is where the plot gets interesting.

For a few minutes there, you might even think that this is probably a comedy and not a crime thriller. The way director Vi Anand has chosen to draw out the similarities between his four characters leaves one in splits. He decides to throw the punch right before the interval. These 15 minutes happens to be the best stretch in the film.

While we expect to watch a tauter second half, that is not what we get. Instead, we see an over-the-top song that dramatises the situation, complete with Jeeva turning to alcohol for help.

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There have been questions about how Okka Kshanam is a remake of a Korean film, Parallel Life. The director has used the bit where a professor explains the theory of parallel life and gives the same example -- of Lincoln and Kennedy.

Jyotshna aka Joo (Surabhi), the female protagonist of Okka Kshanam, whose movements are restricted due to a fractured ankle, passes time by watching other people from her apartment balcony. Her conscience even allows her to peep into the bedroom of a couple without any sign of uneasiness. Even hero Jeeva’s (Allu Sirish) mother, played by Rohini, feels very comfortable spying on her fully grown-up son’s phone and proudly talks about it too. Or Swathi (Seerat Kapoor), who prefers video link to direct and personal interaction while apologising to her husband.

Anand’s characters in Okka Kshanam have serious personality problems. And that’s what makes this film interesting. These characters are far from perfect. Still, we end up rooting for them. We understand that it is a human weakness. Nevertheless, the characters thinking its normal to treat other people like objects for their entertainment still punches us in the gut.

 



Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Inside Salman Khan's Birthday | Celebrations In Panvel | With Katrina Kaif

Inside Salman Khan's Birthday | Celebrations In Panvel | With Katrina Kaif


Salman 'Bhai' Khan turned 52 today and like each year, he made a beeline for his Panvel cultivate house alongside family and dear companions to ring in his birthday. Salman Khan entered the setting with his Tiger Zinda Hai co-star Katrina Kaif and the chief of the film, Ali Abbas Zafar.

Salman is at present riding high on the accomplishment of his most recent blockbuster Tiger Zinda Hai as the film is making records in the cinematic world. Salman hosted an extraordinary time at his gathering and from the recordings shared from inside the gathering, he can be seen shaking a leg all alone melody, "Child Ko Bass Pasand Hai."

Salman 'Bhai' Khan turned 52 today and like each year, he went to his Panvel cultivate house alongside family and dear companions to ring in his birthday. Salman Khan entered the setting with his Tiger Zinda Hai co-star Katrina Kaif and the chief of the film, Ali Abbas Zafar. 





Salman is at present riding high on the accomplishment of his most recent blockbuster Tiger Zinda Hai as the film is making records in the cinematic world. Salman hosted an extraordinary time at his get-together and from the recordings shared from inside the gathering, he can be seen shaking a leg all alone tune, "Child Ko Bass Pasand Hai." 


Tiger Zinda Hai, made by Yash Raj Films on a financial plan of Rs. 150 crore, has earned rs 151 crore as of Monday. Despite the fact that the film did not get best of the audits, fans are showering love on Salman Khan and the film in any case. "The affection that the motion picture is getting at the present time just approves the endeavors everybody put in to make a better than average performer," Salman said of the film's prosperity, reports news office IANS.

In the New Year, Salman Khan will anticipate shooting Race 3, which will be coordinated vy Remo D'Souza and stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Pooja Hegde and Bobby Deol. 


Salman Khan chose to skirt an excellent birthday bash and intended to invest some quality energy with relatives and dear companions at his farmhouse in Panvel. The Dabangg star, who is praising his 52nd birthday today, is joined by sibling Sohail Khan, Sohail's child Yohan Khan, Salman's Tiger Zinda Hai co-star Katrina Kaif and others. Salman certainly had a Kick in his birthday and was seen driving an ATV auto. Salman had a beautiful birthday brimming with get-up-and-go and unwinding. Sohail Khan was likewise observed driving an ATV while child Yohan went with his father. Generally, Salman Khan praises his birthday in Panvel, where he remains with his family for a few days.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Shoppers immune to Boxing Day sales fever | Latest News | Breaking News

Shoppers immune to Boxing Day sales fever | Latest News | Breaking News


Conventional Boxing Day deals will endure attributable to spending on Black Friday and the crush on wages, an overview proposes. 

The larger part of customers (56%) who partook in the review for BBC Radio 4 think Boxing Day deals have lost their allure. 

Just a modest bunch said they wanted to rise right on time for a business deal. 

Somewhere in the range of 37% of individuals studied hope to spend less this Boxing Day attributable to spending on Black Friday. 

Picture inscription Satwinder (right) and Jyoti Matoo 

The review of 1,000 customers was done for Radio 4's You and Yours by buyer experts, Savvy Marketing. It discovered four out of 10 of individuals made a buy amid the Black Friday deals this year contrasted and three out of 10 of every 2016. 

Satwinder and Jyoti Matoo from Leeds go shopping together consistently. They let you know and Yours they would not rise ahead of schedule to go shopping this time. 

"The deals are on consistently now. You can purchase deal stuff at whatever point you like. I have lined up before on Boxing Day and I are very brave, however this year I will remain in bed," said Satwinder. 

Catherine Shuttleworth, from Savvy Marketing, stated: "The information demonstrates that individuals spent more cash this Black Friday than a year ago and individuals can't spend that cash twice, so the Boxing Day deals will endure. 

"Customers anticipate that things will be marked down on the grounds that circumstances are difficult and family spending isn't as adaptable as it has been."