Reliance Jio Tweaks Its ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan’ Offer, Now Comes With New Plans With Longer Validity

Allegations of its subscriber’s database being hacked notwithstanding, Jio’s continuing in its mission to constantly delight its users with attractive data offers.

With its ‘Summer Surprise’ scheme now coming to an end, Reliance Jio now has new plans to offer. The amounts you can recharge for are still between Rs 19 to Rs 9,999, but some of them have been tweaked for extended validity.
Particularly, there are new recharges of Rs 349 and Rs 399, and the validity windows of the Rs 309 and Rs 509 plans have been extended.

The Rs 309 prepaid plan will still offer the 1 GB of free data every day, but will now be valid for 56 days instead of just 28. Similarly, the Rs 509 plan’s validity has been extended to 56 days, but with the old 2 GB of free data every day.
The new Rs 349 plan offers users 20 GB of 4G data for 56 days. Instead of a daily data cap, users will experience a lowered internet speed of 128 kbps. The Rs 399 plan, meanwhile, offers the same 1 GB of daily internet data, but has a validity period of 84 days.

For postpaid plans, new Rs 349 and Rs 399 schemes are available. The 349 offer gives users 20 GB of 4G data over two months, after which the internet speed will drop. Meanwhile, the Rs 399 plan gives you unlimited 4G data at a 1 GB daily cap.

Source : indiatimes.com

BJP Parliamentary Party Meet To Discuss Presidential Candidate Today

An election to choose the next President of India appears inevitable as the initial round of talks between the BJP and the opposition is about to end. A consensus candidate appears elusive – with the BJP yet to name its candidate and most of the opposition parties insisting that they can only come to decision when a name is announced.

The BJP has now called its parliamentarians and legislators to Delhi to put nomination papers for the election in order. The names are expected to be added after the BJP parliamentary party meet, which is expected to meet today, comes to a decision, party sources have said.

The BJP is expected to contact opposition leaders once again after the name of its Presidential candidate is announced. The three-member ministerial team formed to build consensus – comprising Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu – has already reached out to the opposition.

Mr Shah has rejected opposition claims that the government came without names and they want cooperation, not consensus. Mr Shah said had any name been cited, the opposition would have complained that the government has already made up its mind.
Most opposition parties – including the Congress, the Left Front and the Trinamool Congress – are waiting for the BJP to name its candidate.

In South, the AIADMK, the TDP and allies like Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janashakti Party said they will stand by PM Modi’s decision. BJP ally Shiv Sena, though, has objected to it.

The nomination is expected to be submitted on June 23 – Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to be present for the submission before he departs for the US the next day. The elected representatives – all whom will vote in the election – will sign the papers nominating the NDA candidate.

A total of four nomination papers to be submitted, each needs 50 nominators and 50 seconders. Two days have been allocated for the signature process – June 19 and 20.

Sachin: A Billion Dreams Movie Review: This Brings Back All Our Sachin Tendulkar Memories

As I sit down for a screening of Sachin: A Billion Dreams, the biopic on cricket icon and ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar I am reminded of the film’s director James Erskine’s words: “It is quite a responsibility to make (this) film for a global audience. We tried to make a film for each and every member of the audience.”

What the audience will start off seeing, is a little boy, full of mischief and energy, who loves to play. Given a chance, he’d always prefer to be outdoors instead of cooped up at home.

This is the young Sachin, and these are the humble beginnings of a legend.

Sachin Tendulkar in ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’

As soon as the film starts, there are certain moments that will strike an emotional chord. There’s the time he gets a bat from Kashmir, as a gift from his sister — the expression of happiness on his face is infectious.

Then there’s the time Sachin’s elder brother Ajit Tendulkar takes him to the legendary coach Ramakant Achrekar. On the field, the very first ball Sachin faces, destroys his stumps. Ajit tries to reason with Achrekar that Sachin will pick up the correct techniques — and then comes the straight drive that was to become Tendulkar’s signature move in the years to come. Impressed, Achekar asks of Ajit: ‘Naam kya bataya tumhare bhai ka?’

And as if on cue, celebrated commentator Tony Greig announces in his inimitable voice: ‘Sachin Tendulkar’!

Sachin: A Billion Dreams film charts facets of the legend’s life that few would have known, given that Tendulkar has been pretty guarded about his life so far. The choice of the child actor playing Sachin is another point in the film’s favour. You won’t be able to tell him apart from the real Sachin (at that age). The story till this point, manages to capture all the trials, tribulations, hopes and desires of a boy from a middle-class family — a boy fired by India’s 1983 World Cup triumph, to repeat the feat for his country.

The choice of real visuals from matches adds to the credibility of the viewing experience of Sachin: A Billion Dreams.

For instance, you get goosebumps when you see the menacing Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis charging at Sachin on the field, during a match. It’s awe-inspiring to see Sachin get hit on the nose by a nasty Younis bouncer, but gamely carrying on. ‘I could not let my country down and leave the crease,’ Sachin says at the time.

This isn’t just the story of a sporting icon though. There are several flashback scenes in the film, set in the ’90s, that remind you of a time when the country was facing all sorts of issues. One young Mumbaikar became a symbol of hope for millions of Indians.

But… can the hope of so many sometimes become a burden? This is the question you’ll find yourself pondering as the debacle at Eden gardens, in the 1996 World Cup semi-final, is depicted. India’s capitulation after Sachin got out was symptomatic of the over reliance on Tendulkar.

Sachin narrates the events of his life with unbelievable frankness. He shares the utter disappointment he felt on being removed as the captain. His conviction comes through when he says that the captaincy can be taken away from him — but not cricket.

Next up is a bout of absolute cricket nostalgia as we see India’s battle with Australia and a match up with spin wizard Shane Warne: Visuals of an epic battle from that high voltage series in 1997-98 have punches and counter punches that make for a sumptuous treat.

The biggest moment of all comes when Don Bradman compares Sachin with himself!

Inevitably references to ‘Desert Storm’ and the innings against Pakistan in the Chennai Test in 1999 come up. But what makes the film stand out apart from the pieces of cricketing brilliance, is the way Sachin’s relationship with his wife Anjali is depicted. Right from their first meeting, to Anjali giving up on her medical career to support her husband, and how she stood by him through thick and thin — the relationship is shown with a lot of sensitivity.

You’ll have a lump in your throat as Sachin speaks of his father’s death, news of which he got while he was with the Indian team for the World Cup in England in 1999.

Sachin returned to England after attending his father’s last rites and hit a hundred straight away. By his own admission, it was his mother who goaded him to return and play for the country as that was what his father would have wanted. Sachin’s strength of character in such a difficult time inspires utter respect. There is a pin drop silence in the theatre as we break for intermission!

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Post-interval, the film resumes with the birth of Sachin and Anjali Tendulkar’s son, Arjun. We see Sachin working hard on his son to make him a hardened cricketer. The Tendulkar family believes that Sachin’s father has returned in a new incarnation, in Arjun.

From this domestic scene, we move on to one of the most difficult times in Sachin’s career — when he was made captain for the second time. And then comes one of the murkiest times in Indian cricket history… The match fixing saga is at its peak. Every cricket playing nation is being investigated and fans’ anger is threatening to boil over. Sachin is utterly disappointed and angered by it all. In these dark, hard times, we see Sachin perhaps find some solace in the company of his friends. We also get to see his love for fast cars.

Beyond these troubled times, the new millennium brings hope in the form of Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman and of course, Sachin. The mighty Australians come here for a tour, and it is the turning point for Indian cricket. India gets hammered in the first match and has its back back to the wall in the second match, but then Eden Gardens is witness to an unbelievable comeback — and possibly the match of the century. Sachin slams a century in the next match and India pockets the series!

The 2002 Natwest Trophy win gives you goosebumps again — Ganguly taking his shirt off and twirling in the air brought out the whistles from the people assembled in the theatre! The fast-paced music adds to the atmosphere wonderfully. Composed by AR Rahman, the music perfectly befits each scene.

The film captures the minutest aspects of Sachin’s life in fantastic detail. The difficult periods of his life are portrayed with a lot of sensitivity, and the story-telling is at all times, crisp and articulate. It is also shorn of the dramatisation that is usual for a typical Bollywood film — its USP lies in being a story told straight from the heart. However, I feel a bit of dramatisation would not have done the film any harm, but would have made a lasting impression on the minds of the audience. Without that, the film looks just a bit like a recollection of events more than a story in the real sense of the term. And that is possibly the only miss the film had, but other than that it has all the makings of a superhit.

The pressure of expectation on the great man is well known, but what the film does is make it all so real. You might think of Sachin as a ‘Cricket God’ and a superhero, but he has had all the vulnerabilities that any of us have, and the film brings all of that out with a great deal of maturity.

From being the hope of a struggling nation, to the emblem of a country ready to take on the world, Sachin has traversed a long, arduous path. And from his first 200 in an ODI to the World Cup win in 2011, the film takes you on a fairytale ride with Sachin. Sachin had started his career at Mumbai and won the World Cup in the city itself. You see life coming full circle for him; from boy-next-door to God of cricket.

You tear up again, when the time comes for his retirement at an emotional Wankhede. There would not have been a soul in the stadium that day or any Sachin fan anywhere who would have been able to control his/her emotions.

The film, however, looks a safety first exercise. Sachin has never been a Shoaib Akhtar whose book itself would be called ‘Controversially Yours’. He has avoided controversies throughout his career and care has been taken in the biopic to not ruffle feathers. No reference is made, therefore, to how he felt when Rahul Dravid declared the innings against Pakistan at Multan in 2004 with Sachin just six runs away from a Test double century.

As a viewer, you’ll be enchanted at the way this film catches the numerous moments that made Sachin a legend. Couple that with the ‘Saaachin Saaachin’ chants and peppy music in the background — and Sachin: A Billion Dreams is an evening well spent at the theatre.

 

Yogi Blames Conspiracies for Law and Order Problems in UP

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday blamed “conspiracies” for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
The CM said his government was making all out efforts to bring the state out from a situation of and lawlessness, PTI reported. “Our government vows to provide safety to 22 crore people of the state,” he said.
“Efforts are being made to restore law and order and bring out the state from the jungle raj, mafia and goonda raj. But you must have seen that wherever these efforts were visible, at the same time conspiracy was hatched to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere,” he said.
Adityanath said that those hatching conspiracies and taking law into their hands will be dealt sternly. “They will not be spared”, he said, apparently pointing towards the Saharanpur incidents.
Adityanath, who became the chief minister two months ago, has been under attack over the increasing number of crimes. Saharanpur has been witnessing caste-based clashes over the last several days.
The chief minister inaugurated a three-day exhibition highlighting achievements of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre on the completion of its three years in office.
He praised Modi for delivering a “corruption-free rule” and criticised the former Congress-led UPA government for its “vast corruption” during its 10-year rule.
“They (Congress) indulged in corruption everywhere from land to sky,” Adityanath alleged.

Source : news18

Veteran Actress Reema Lagoo Passes Away at 59 After Cardiac Arrest

Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passed away at the age of 59 after reportedly suffering from cardiac arrest. After the actress complained of chest pain on Wednesday night, she was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Andheri, Mumbai where she breathed her last.

Lagoo was admitted to the hospital late last night after she complained of chest pain, the hospital’s Executive Director Ram Naraian told PTI. “We will issue a health report later in the day, after consulting with her family,” he said. Lagoo’s son-in-law Vinay Waikul told PTI, “She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to hospital around 1 AM. She passed away due to a heart attack around 3.15 AM. She was perfectly fine and had no health issues…so it is really shocking for all us that she is no more with us.”

The senior actress started her career in Hindi and Marathi films in the late 1970s and early 80s. She was best known for playing the on-screen mother to protagonists in hit films like ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’. Reema Lagoo also did notable work in television in popular shows like ‘Tu Tu Main Main’ and ‘Shriman Shrimati’.

Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Sarkar 3’ in legal battle

Holder of copyrights of over 1300 movies, Narendra Hirawat & Co acquired the copyrights of “Sarkar” franchise after the release of the second part and is in possession of prequel, sequel, remake and all other irreversible world negative rights in perpetuity.

“Sarkar 3”, starring Amitabh Bachchan, got in a legal trouble after Narendra Hirawat & Co filed a case against the makers of the upcoming Ram Gopal Varma’s directorial. The makers have denied the claims.

Holder of copyrights of over 1300 movies, Narendra Hirawat & Co acquired the copyrights of “Sarkar” franchise after the release of the second part and is in possession of prequel, sequel, remake and all other irreversible world negative rights in perpetuity.

“We are extremely disappointed with this move from the producers of ‘Sarkar 3’. As a cautionary step, we even issued a notice to the makers in October 2016, but they have still failed to obtain permission from us for the release of the movie,” Shreyans Hirawat, Executive Head of Narendra Hirawat & Co., said in a statement.

“We bought all the legal rights of ‘Sarkar’ franchise years ago and are left with no other option than to approach the high court.”

“Looking at the current situation, we are hopeful that the court will grant injunction and subsequently stop the release of ‘Sarkar 3’,” added Hirawat.

“Sarkar 3” is the third part of the “Sarkar” franchise and is scheduled to release on May 12.

The first instalment of the franchise was titled “Sarkar”, which released on July 1, 2005.

It was followed by the release of “Sarkar Raj” on June 6, 2008.

A statement from the spokesperson of the production house Alumbra Entertainment & Media Pvt Ltd read: “The press release issued by Narendra Hirawat & Co is not only distasteful, represents false facts but also against the law.”

“The matter is currently sub-judice before the Bombay High Court. The press release falsely states that Narendra Hirawat & Co owns the prequel and sequel rights to movie ‘Sarkar’ along with remake rights.”

“Narendra Hirawat’s own case before the Bombay High Court is that they are the assignees of only the remake rights of ‘Sarkar’ and nothing else.”

The spokesperson further said that Narendra Hirawat & Co are wrongly contending before the court that the present movie “Sarkar 3” is a remake of the original movie “Sarkar”.

“However, this position is absolutely wrong. As is widely known, the story in all three movie has been progressing and thus, movie ‘Sarkar 3’ is a sequel to the film ‘Sarkar Raj’ and not a remake of ‘Sarkar’.”

A similar order was passed by the Bombay High Court by Justice G.S. Patel stating that the right claimed is only that of a remake and the current film “Sarkar 3” is a sequel and therefore, “no ad-interim relief can be granted. Since, the matter is now sub-judice, no further comments can be made in this regard,” said the spokesperson of the production house.

Vinod Khanna dies at 70, was suffering from bladder cancer

Actor Vinod Khanna, once acknowledged as one of Bollywood’s most handsome heroes, passed away at a Mumbai hospital on Thursday at the age of 70. He was suffering from advanced cancer of the bladder.

Officials at the HN Reliance Hospital said he breathed his last at 11.20 am, weeks after he was hospitalised for severe dehydration.


“Doctors and family were expecting a recovery but somehow his condition escalated and he succumbed today afternoon,” a hospital source said.

Millions of Indians had reacted with shock and sympathy after a photograph of a frail and haggard Khanna in the hospital was leaked on social media weeks ago.

Khanna, born in Peshawar in present-day Pakistan, was a sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian from the Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab.

News of his death triggered an outpouring of grief from Bollywood actors and millions of fans on social media.

Actor Rishi Kapoor, who was Khanna’s co-star in the 1977’s Amar Akbar Anthony, tweeted a poster of the film. “We will miss you Amar. RIP,” Kapoor said, referring to Khanna’s screen name in the film.

In a tweet, actor Richa Chadha decribed Khanna as “the fantasy of most women in the northern India through the 1980s”.

Khanna, who studied commerce at Mumbai’s Sydenham College before moving into acting. started his Bollywood career in the roles of villains in late 1960s. But once he started playing the lead roles, Khanna became a darling of the masses and is credited with making macho look good.

After giving several hit films, Khanna quit films in 1982 – when he was at the peak of his career – and joined controversial guru Osho Rajneesh. Though Khanna returned after five years and did more films, other actors had by then moved in to fill the vacuum.

Khanna acted in more than 146 films including Imtihan (1974) opposite Tanuja, a movie remembered for its hit songs. He was adept at handling both romantic and action films with ease, getting under the skin of his characters with ease. In 1988, he played the role of an aging gangster in Dayavaan.

He was last seen in Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale (2015).

Khanna was married to Geetanjali between 1971 and 1985 and has two sons with her, Rahul Khanna and Akshaye Khanna. He married Kavita with whom he has two children, Sakshi and Shraddha.

Watch II Vinod Khanna: From an actor to a politician

UP CM Adityanath blocks pension scheme with over five million beneficiaries

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has blocked a statewide pension programme with more than five million beneficiaries pending an inquiry but ordered hikes in the payout under other schemes.

At a midnight meeting with senior officials, the CM ordered the Samajwadi Pension Yojana — the ambitious pension scheme of the erstwhile Akhilesh Yadav government — to be put on hold till it’s verified if the scheme was actually reaching the intended 5.5 million beneficiaries.

The pension scheme would now be known as ‘Mukhyamantri pension scheme’ — keeping with the chief minister’s directives to replace the word ‘Samajwadi’ from all government programmes with ‘Mukhyamantri (chief minister). The pension scheme provided for a monthly pension of Rs 500 to people below poverty line.

The 44-year-old leader also asked officials to increase old age pension from Rs 400 to Rs 1000. The widow pension too was hiked to Rs 1000. Disability pension too would be increased from Rs 300 to Rs 500, officials said, and the state’s handicapped welfare department would now be known as the ‘divyang jan kalyan vibhag’, in accordance with the term – divyang – coined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the disabled.

The state government is likely to also start a ‘kanyadaan yojana’ where the state government would foot the bill incurred in marriages of women from deprived sections.

“There is a provision for financial relief for marriages of poor girls but the CM wants the government to hold mass marriage functions where girls from poor Dalit families are married. This would also ensure that families of these girls are not forced to give dowry,” an official said.

Lawmakers would be encouraged to select 20 poor women whose marriage cost would be borne by the government. These people would be married at mass marriage functions.

The CM asked the social welfare department officials to prepare schemes keeping the interests of the landless and poorest among the Dalits (ati dalits) in mind, sources said. All beneficiaries would be linked with Aadhaar by the social welfare department that would also be the nodal agency for tapping the corporate social responsibility (CSR) fund of corporate giants.

A social welfare board to look into the problems faced by the poor from the general category would also be set up. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Community Centres would be opened in Dalit localities. Land at subsidised rates would be provided to such Dalits who want to be job providers rather than job seekers.

Sources said the CM asked officials how much funds would be required to run welfare schemes for the OBCs, including the most backward. The BJP’s massive win in 2017 UP polls is largely attributed to the support party got from OBCs and Dalits.

Rajinikanth’s 2.O postponed to January 2018, Vijay may get Diwali release date

The makers of Superstar Rajinikanth’s 2.O on Friday night made a shocking announcement that they have postponed the release date from Diwali 2017 to January 25, 2018, paving way to producers of Tamil star Vijay’s upcoming action entertainer to advance its release date to Diwali.

Though an exact release date of the Vijay starrer is yet to be revealed, trade sources hint that the actor prefers Diwali as he has given many hits in the festival season, which includes his two 100cr grossers—Kaththi and Thuppakki.

“Atlee and Vijay are aware of 2.O’s postponement and they waited for the official announcement. In fact, the entire team has been working for Diwali release”, said a source close to the team. The film’s director Atlee says that he is planning to release the first look poster on Vijay’s birthday (June 22) and a grand audio launch will be happening in August.

AR Rahman is composing the music for the film and as of now, he is said to have delivered one song. Fondly called as Thalapathy 61 by the actor’s fans, Atlee is yet to announce the title of the film.

5 Amazing Yoga Exercises That Can Reduce Your Facial Fat!

Firstly, an excessive chubbiness of the cheeks can easily take away the glow of your face and it can make you look very unattractive. I know that there are many girls who are dealing with this excursiveness.

Now, secondly, do you practice yoga exercises? If not, then you must certainly start doing ‘em. I totally mean it, OK? So, these yoga exercises are not the one that you see on television all the time. So, get Baba Ramdev out of your head, and check out these simple yet effective exercises that’ll reduce your facial fat.

  1. Fish Face

Hey, you certainly must’ve clicked your Selfies in pout, right? Guess what? This fishy face exercise is going to be easy, because it’s somewhat similar to that pout face.

So, Fish face is actually an exercise that’ll easily reduce all the chubbiness. All you need to do is, purse your lips and make the sucking shape of your lips. Later, try hard to smile.

Hold it for about 10 seconds. Remember, do this exercise at-least 10-12 times.

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  1. Stick your tongue out

This exercise is absolutely good to get your facial muscles in shape. All you need to do is, remove the tongue out and keep it for about 10 seconds. Next, continue this same exercise at-least 10-12 times, each time hold it for 10 seconds and then leave.

 

 

  1. Stand straight and look up

This exercise is a best one to get rid of the double chin. It also maintains a proper shape of your neck and chin.

All you need to do is, Stand up straight and look up, as if you’re staring a ceiling. Stay in that position for about 10 seconds and do it 8-10 ts.

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  1. Jaw Release

Now, to reduce facial fat and get an attractive jawline, carry this exercise. All you need to do is, keep your lips closed and act as if you’re chewing something. Later, open your mouth and press your tongue against the lower teeth.

Keep doing this exercise for about 8-10 times and hold for about 10 seconds.

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  1. Lower lip over the teeth

This one might be a difficult one, but don’t worry, give it a try and you’ll be able to do it.

So, move your lower lip and cover it over your upper teeth. Be in that position, and try to look up straight. Hold that position for about 10 seconds and do it a couple of times i.e. 8-10 is enough.

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Source-: Youngisthan