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Rapes will come down with Yoga February 23, 2015 13:18

Veteran BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi said, if Yoga comes into the life of every common people, it will help in bringing down incidents of rape in the country and hailed Prophet Mohammad as the greatest yogi. Joshi attended the seminar “The Iyengar way - Yoga for the new millennium” and in his speech he made these statements which might spark a controversy. Joshi also cited the experiment made in New York that brought change in mindset of people. When a vice chancellor of a university reviewed the practice of yoga daily, it was found that the crime rate in New York had come down while the inmates in jails had undergone change in their behaviour. “Our Muslim brothers do yoga five times in a day. The postures of 'namaz'...in that two or three postures, even you will be able to tell. That is why I think Mohammad sahab was a great yogi. As this prescription is of praying to god...connecting it to yoga, he could not have done it without practising yoga,” added MM Joshi. He also suggested that the security forces should be given yoga education and one should chant mantras from vedas before starting any work which would eventually show great results.- TVR

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Biopic on Pullela Gopichand February 23, 2015 12:43

Not many know about badminton player, Pullela Gopichand and quite a few know that he is the coach of Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal. Gopichand is the only second Indian player to win the All England Open Championship after Prakash Padukone and after retiring for professional badminton, he has been a driving force for the emerging players. But never, Gopichand took advantage of his achievements. He did not even endorse any commercial for the sake of money. Now a biopic is being planned on Gopichand and reportedly he is okay with it. Former captain of the India badminton team, Sanjay Sharma, along with his daughter Shachi, have penned a script documenting the struggles of Gopichand and it will be directed by Rikhil Bahadur. The film will roll out later this year and Gopichand will also associate with the film. Confirming the biopic on Gopichand, one of the script writer Shachi said, “We've all read and heard so much about Prakash Padukone and more recently, Saina Nehwal. But not many are familiar with Gopichand's story, especially his struggles before he became a badminton star. It deserves a big-screen treatment.”- TVR

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Oscar's Winner List February 23, 2015 11:21

The 87th Oscar Awards concluded at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the nominations this year with nine nods each. Pop singer Lady Gaga sizzle on the stage with live performance. She paid tributes to Julie Andrew while the host Neil Patrick Harris stripped his clothes on the stage. Here is the list of Winners:Best Picture:  BIRDMANBest Actor: EDDIE REDMAYNEBest Actress: JULIANNE MOOREBest Director: ALEJANDROG INARRITU [BIRDMAN]Best Adapted Screenplay:  GRAHAM MOORE [THE IMITATION GAME]Best Original Screenplay:  ALEJANDROG INARRITU & TEAM [BIRDMAN]Best Original Score: ALEXANDRE DESPLAT [THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL]Best Original Song:  JOHN STEPHENS LONNIE LYNN – GLORY [SELMA]Best Documentary Feature:  CITIZEN FOURBest Film Editing: TOM CROSS [WHIPLASH]Best Supporting Actress: PATRICIA ARQUETTE [ BOYHOOD]Best Supporting Actor: J.K. SIMMONS [WHIPLASH]Best Cinematography: EMMANUEL LUBEZKI [BIRDMAN]Best Production Design:  ADAM STOCKHAUSEN, ANNA PINNOCK [THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL]Best Animated Feature Film: BIG HERO 6Best Foreign Language Film: IDA [Poland]Best Animated Short Film: FEASTBest Live Action Short Film: THE PHONE CALL - TVR

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LoP to BJP in Delhi Assembly? February 23, 2015 10:14

The Delhi Assembly will be meeting for two days for swearing of newly elected legislators and also selecting of new Assembly Speaker and his deputy. However, the interesting things, whether BJP will be granted the Leader of Opposition status or not. As well know the Saffron party has won only three seats in the recently concluded elections and it is one of the humiliating defeats ever. To get Leader of Opposition status, a party should get 10 percent seats of the total capacity of the Assembly. BJP is clearly short in this and as per the Constitution the party is not eligible for the position. However, on the results day of elections, Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas has tweeted that his party will give the Leader of Opposition status to BJP. But the things have changed as the AAP took charge of the government. On the second day of the Assembly Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung will address the House with his speech to provide a glimpse of the policies of the new government. The AAP government wants to discuss its election promises like the cheaper electricity and women's safety  on the first day itself. This may not be possible as the House should following the proceedings as it is a new Assembly. Let's see whether BJP will get the Opposition status or not. - TVR

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Shikhar Dhawan, bowlers guide India February 22, 2015 16:49

Team India  has won a historic battle against South Africa in their second game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Played at the Melbourne Cricket ground, Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first, but it was not a great start as Rohit Sharma was run out for duck. The in-form Virat Kohli came into the crease and with another opener Shikhar Dhawan kept the scoreboard ticking. Both put up an 100 run partnership. Virat who was in the edge to get a half century was out for 46 runs and then Rahane took the game away. Both Dhawan and Rahane smashed the Proteas bowlers. Dhawan completed his seven ODI hundred while Rahane scored a quick 79. In the end, Dhoni's handful contribution helped India to surpass 300. Chasing the 308, South Africa batsmen were under severe pressure. Mohammed Shami provided the first break for India dismissing de Kock cheaply. Then Mohit Sharma removed the dangerous Hashim Amla with a bouncer. Proteas captain de Villiers and Faf du Plessis counter attacked the Indian bowlers and pushed the scoreboard. However, it was the run out of de Villiers that turned the game for India. From here wickets of South Africa were falling at regular intervals and finally they lost the match by 130 runs. Scores: India: 307/7, Shikhar Dhawan 137, Rahane 79, M Morkel 2/59             RSA: 177 Allout, du Plessis 55, Ashwin 3/41, Shami 2/30

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Indian Ad Industry to grow in 2015 February 21, 2015 19:03

According to the Pitch Madison Advertising Outlook 2015 report, the Indian ad industry is expected to  grow quite this year as well. In 2014, the ad industry grew by 16.4 percent, almost on par with the prediction of 16.8 percent generating a revenue of Rs 37,104 crore. This growth mainly owes to the Annual elections held in May 2014. Political parties across the country used the ad very effectively and as per the predictions, the revenue was generated. In 2015, the industry is expected to get a hike by 9.6 percent to reach a revenue of Rs 41,000 growth. The presence of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, will help the revenues to climb further, said the report. About Rs 1000 crore revenue is expected through the Cricket World Cup. The report added that Print Media will continue to contribute large share of revenue this year as well. Print Media holds 41 percent of revenue with Rs 16,0000 crore  while TV retains its second position. The electronic media will reach Rs 15,500 crore revenue in 2015 which means 38.2 percent of share. On the other hand Digital advertising is getting strengthen every day. The revenue expected from digital is Rs 5000 crore for the year 2015. - TVR

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Yesteryear's beauty as Charan's Mom? February 21, 2015 18:45

Here we are talking about Ram Charan's mother on the silver screen. As we all know the Mega hero will be working with director Sreenu Vaitla for his next, a fresh update has been out in regards with the film. Yesteryear's beauty Shobana is being considered for Ram Charan's celluloid mother as the role is meaty and the director feels that a strong performer could do justice to the character.. Few names were looked at initially but all of a sudden Shobana name popped up and the film unit is quite excited in bringing her on the board. A final call is yet to be taken on this and as the launch date is approaching, the pre-production is moving at good pace.  If Shobana is roped then it would be a crazy combination and the chemistry should be watched out. Rakul Preet Singh will pair with Ram Charan while Anirudh Ravichander is scoring music for this film which is tentatively titled 'My Name is Raju.'- TVR

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2 AAP MLAs booked February 21, 2015 17:46

The lawmakers of Aam Aadmi Party were booked in clashed between police and 500 supporters of the AAP.  About six AAP supporters were arrested and two MLAs names were included in the FIR registered by the police. Going into the story, two children, who had reportedly gone missing on Friday, had later been found. Locals have claimed the children were kidnapped and that they managed to nab one of the alleged kidnappers. However, the police did not take any action against the culprit and so the locals approached the lawmakers. Along with the supporters, AAP MLAs went to the police station and demanded action against the accused. However, the police said a different version and added they acted promptly over the complaint. The FIR against the lawmakers and other protesters have been registered under sections of rioting, unlawful assembly, obstructing public servant from carrying out his duty, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty, voluntarily causing hurt, criminal intimidation and mischief at Burari police station. The police claim that there were anti-social elements in the supporters of AAP.  The MLAs are identified as Burari Sanjeev Jha and Akhilesh Tripathi. - TVR

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WhatsApp rolls out voice calling February 21, 2015 16:48

Instant Messenger, WhatsApp is now rolling out the much awaited internet voice calling  for the Android users. A number of WhatsApp users of Android app were able to get the voice calling feature activated by simply receiving a call from a user who had the service turned on but the invite system is heard to be not working. This means WhatsApp is still testing the feature and restricted it to limited set of users. However, the iPhone version is yet to be unveiled and this feature also doesn't work in the Windows phones.  With the new version rolling out, there are many changes in the interface of WhatsApp. A new screen space has been added which gives the details of the voice dials made by a user. So with this, WhatsApp joins the elite group of apps like WeChat, Viber and Line that already allow users to make calls and send messages. Despite no voice calling feature, WhatsApp continues to dominate the messenger service and has an active users of 700 million across the globe. - TVR

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It's official: Bunny with Boyapati February 21, 2015 16:02

No more a rumour, Stylish Star Allu Arjun will be working commercial director Boyapati Srinu and will be produced by Allu Arvind on Geetha Arts banner. An official statement has been released shortly by the Geetha Arts office which also confirmed other details of the project too.  The film will have a formal launch in the month of March and the regular shooting will begin in April. The 'Race Gurram' star will romance with two ladies and it is a love story flick with action elements. Thaman will be scoring music and it is his second with Bunny. After a small gap, Geetha Arts banner is producing the film. The pre-production work is in full swing. So we can confirm that Boyapati will not be working with young hero Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas. The cast and crew details will made official on the launch day. Now we have to see who will be the lucky ladies to sizzle with Allu Arjun. Stay tuned for more details. - TVR

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