Playing the national anthem in cinema halls is not mandatory any more. The Supreme Court stated this on Tuesday, a day after the government asked it to review its October 2016 order, in which it had made playing Jana Gana Mana mandatory to instill “committed patriotism and nationalism.”
Reiterating that citizens should respect the anthem, the top court directed a panel, set up by the government, to take into account all aspects of the matter. The SC has also retained that, irrespective of the governemnt’s decision, differently-abled citizens will be exempt from standing when the anthem is played.
What is the row over playing the national anthem in cinema halls?
On November 30, 2016, a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy mandated that the anthem be played before the screening of every film in every theatre across the country. The direction was given “for love and respect for the motherland is reflected when one shows respect to the National Anthem as well as to the National Flag.”
“A time has come, the citizens of the country must realise that they live in a nation and are duty bound to show respect to National Anthem, which is the symbol of the constitutional patriotism and inherent national quality,” the bench added.
It was hearing a PIL filed by a retired engineer from Bhopal, Shyam Narayan Chouksey, who sought norms regarding the playing of the national anthem in public places, including cinema halls, entertainment programmes and during official functions.
The SC’s order in 2016 led to widespread debate, with a section of people protesting it. The film society petitioned the court to recall its order.
So, was the directive followed?
Yes, the directive was enforced across the country within 15 days of the order. Every screen was made to show an image of the national flag when the anthem was played. The doors of the halls were closed and all Indian nationals were made to stand, barring the differently-abled.
What happened if they didn’t?
There were incidents of violence at halls, when people refused to stand up for the anthem. In one case, the Chennai police even booked some students for taking a selfie while the anthem was being played.
Why did the SC revise its order?
Based on the petition filed by the film society, the SC in October 2017 directed the government to take a call on the question of regulating the playing of the anthem in movie halls and other public places. Justice D Y Chandrachud had, in fact, wondered, “Why do people have to wear their patriotism on their sleeve?”
“People go to a movie theatre for undiluted entertainment. Society needs that entertainment,” he added.
In response to this, the Centre yesterday asked the top court to reexamine its order. It also told the court that it has set up an inter-ministerial committee to look into the matter. It said the 12-member committee would “consider wide-ranging issues relating to the National Anthem and has to have extensive discussions” and “will give its recommendations in this regard in six months time from the date of its constitution.”
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry.
He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house.
However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water.
She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large
glass of milk He drank it slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe you?””You don’t owe me anything,” she replied “Mother has taught us never to accept payment for a kindness.”
He said… “Then I thank you from my heart.”
As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt; stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit. Years later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation.
When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor’s gown he went in to see her.
He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case. After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval.
He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally, she looked, and something caught her attention on the side as she read these words……
“Paid in full with one glass of milk.” (Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: “Thank You,GOD, that Your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands.”
NOW YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES.
You can Share this message to spread a positive message or ignore it and pretend it never touched you.
Salman Khan is a superstar and he has the biggest heart in the industry. His popularity is ever growing and so much so that after he was invited to be a part of Academy Awards voting panel among other Bollywood celebs, he has now been bestowed with an award by UK House of Commons for outstanding achievement for global diversity.
He was given the honour by British Asian MP Hon Keith Vaz. Here are some of the pictures from the event in which Salman Khan looked dapper as always.
The man who runs the NGO Being Human was quoted as saying by Indian Express, “Thank you for the respect and honour you have given me. My father would have never thought… But the amount of respect you guys have given me, thank you so much for it.”
Salman Khan is in the UK for his Da-Bangg Tour along with Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah among other stars. Salman will perform on Sep. 17.
Humanity died in Hyderabad on Wednesday night. A young mother, grieving the death of her 10-year-old son, was forced to stay on the street all night, forced to get drenched in the rain without an ounce of comfort, all because her landlord did not think it was ‘auspicious’ to have a dead body inside the house.
The shocking incident took place in Venkateshwar Nagar in Kukatpally area on Wednesday night.
Eswaramma and her younger son sat with the body of Suresh, who died of dengue at the government-run Niloufer Hospital on Wednesday evening. Eswaramma brought the body to the house where she was living on rent with her two sons for the last four years. But she did not expect her house owner, Jagdish Gupta, to stop her from entering the premises.
Jagdish refused to allow the body inside the house, saying since his daughter got married recently, it would be inauspicious to keep the body in the house. He showed no mercy even though it was raining heavily.
The neighbours, though, decided to help Eswaramma out. They arranged for tarpaulin covers, and also brought a body box for the 10-year-old.
Condemning Jagdish’s inhuman act, they also collected donations for Suresh’s last rites.
According to reports, seven children have died due to dengue between July and September, including three who died because of medical facilities allegedly not up to the mark.
The New Indian Express reported that a total of 915 cases of dengue were detected in Telangana until September 9, 2017, out of which, 354 were recorded in Khammam district and 192 cases were recorded in Hyderabad.
“We are reporting every case that is being notified. Since last year, we have also ramped up our surveillance and are continuing to do so this year too,” Dr S Prabhavathi, State Programme Officer for the National Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme told The Hindu.
65 year-old Vijayan and his wife Mohana, from Kochi, are quite the Globetrotters! They have travelled to over 18 countries till now and wish to travel more. Vijayan was bitten by the travel bug quite early in his life. He would accompany his father to different temples in Kerala. He realized that the days he spent travelling were his best memories.
His travel plans came to a halt when his father passed and young Vijayan was now responsible for the entire family’s welfare. 1988 working as a cook for his employer, Vijayan once again resumed his travel expeditions. He accompanied the man to the Himalayas for pilgrimage.His wanderlust side took the forefront again but this time he had his wife, Mohana, to share the experience with. Coming from an underprivileged background, both Vijayan and Mohana dreamed big.The couple has explored far away cities, states and countries on their own. Finances do pose a problem but the couple has an innovative way to tackle that. They rely on loans for the expenditures and spend the next few years repaying them.Vijayan makes it a point to save rupees 300 every day for the flight tickets.
Absolutely true for any person who is in real love with their partner. In this era of leechers, it is very hard to find such people. And if you happen to find one, treat him/her like a rare gem. You deserved it.
My night has become a sunny dawn because of you.
If you have a love in your life, who absolutely turns any moment of sadness into a marvelous one. Then this quote is for them. Share this love quote with your lover and see the smile on their face. It will be priceless.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Nothing else matters, really. Nothing else. Life is not about Netflix and chill, neither it is about money or success. Life is all about LOVE. Loving and being loved. This quote was said by Audrey Hepburn.
You may hold my hand for a while, but you hold my heart forever.
A true love love is rarer than a pink star diamond. And your love is no ordinary. Do not miss any chance to let your love know how much you love him/her. Tell them this love quote and they will surely be the happiest person alive.
I know I am in love with you, because my reality is finally better than my dreams.
This quotes about love is the one I totally admire. There is nothing better that can happen to someone, other than finding the love of their life, who is always there for them, and for their happiness. This was a quote by Dr. Seuss.
I need you like a heart needs a beat.
This love’ quotes will surely melt the heart of your Guy / Girl. The sentence seems so small to us, but the meaning behind it is so damn deep. If you are trying to express your feelings to someone new, make sure you use this quote before any other love quotes in the list. This quote was taken from a OneRepublic’s song.
Your love is all I need to feel complete.
Quote for couples or someone who has been in the relationship for some time. This couple quotes will breath new life into your relationship when said at the right time. Try it with your love and see how well it goes.
I will love you until the stars go out, and the tides no longer turn.
In case you didn’t get it, the quote simply means that you will never stop loving him / her. This is one of the best love quotes and works very well with everyone. This could be one of the most romantic quotes for her. Your lover will surely love and appreciate you for saying this.
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.
Ain’t it simply a cute and adorable sayings about love? Well, if someone said it to me, I will hug her so tightly that she could barely breathe. This quote cam from Joan Powers, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
A straight, simple and up-to-the-point love quote. If you like straight talks, you may try this with your love, s/he will definitely like it. A quote by Samuel Lover.
Every time I see you, I fall in love all over again.
A very inspirational love quotes. Whoever said this, must have had a love like Romeo and Juliet, and its an inspiration for all of us to be, and live like them.
You are my song. You are my song of love.
A very short love quotes for anyone who wants to express their feeling of love. However, it will be more awesome if this quote is used by a musician, singer or an artist.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
One of the best in love quotes to express your feelings to your first love of life. If s/he is not your first, this quote can help them know that they are way better than your ex, which might make them love you more. A quote by Hermann Hesse.
Sex alleviates tension. Love Causes it.
Pretty much self-explanatory, and you probably know where and when to use it. This is one the famous love quotes and comes from the American writer, actor and director, Woody Allen.
Our Relationship is meant to be. Something that was written in the stars and drawn into our destiny.
The most romantic quotes on love in the history. There is nothing more romantic than saying this to your Love at a lovely dinner or at any point in time, where you think it fits perfectly.
The first time you touched me, I knew I was born to be yours.
A perfect quote for your love, if you see a soulmate in him / her. It is one of the good love quotes in the list. Saying this to your girl/boyfriend is no less than asking them to stay with you forever.
Where there is Love. There is Life.
One love is all we need to survive in this world. However, the ugly truth about life is, people rarely get true love. Most of the time, it is not true love but infatuation. If you are lucky enough to find one such gem, you are lucky!
Let us Flip the coin the see. Head, I am yours. Tail, you are mine. So, we won’t lose.
This beautiful love quotes will let your love know how much they mean to you. True love is the most precious thing in life, and no one can/should leave their real love over anything else. Keep and protect them in your heart always.
There is only happiness in life, to love and to be loved.
This famous quotes about love describe the whole life of a person in a single sentence. I believe that love is the only component that makes life complete and worth living. A quote by George Sand.
There are only two times that I want to be with you. Now and Forever.
Simple to hear yet the most powerful love quote you can ever say. Dedicate this love quote to your loved one and watch them jump with happiness. Of course, if the same feeling exists between both of you.
What makes tomorrow’s special event so interesting, and perhaps a bit less exciting, is that we already know almost everything Apple is planning to introduce. Though Apple does its best to keep product leaks at bay, the biggest leaks we’ve seen in the build-up to tomorrow’s event have, strangely enough, come directly from Apple. A few weeks ago, Apple inadvertently made its HomePod firmware available for public download, and in the process developers managed to unearth a number of interesting tidbits regarding the iPhone 8 and iOS 11. And just this weekend, an Apple employee leaked an iOS 11 GM to 9to5Mac and MacRumors. Before long, developers managed to figure out all sorts of interesting details surrounding the line of products set to debut at tomorrow’s special event.
With that said, let’s dive in and take a look at what Apple will show off to the world tomorrow morning.
Of course, it only makes sense for us to start with the iPhone 8, arguably the most anticipated iPhone release we’ve seen since the original hit store shelves 10 years ago. By now, we all know that the next-gen device we’ve unofficially dubbed the iPhone 8 will actually be called the iPhone X. Though not 100% official just yet, data strings in the iOS 11 GM leak revealed that Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup will consist of three devices: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X.
One of the reasons why the iPhone X has generated so much excitement is because it will finally introduce us to a completely new form factor, a welcome change given that the iPhone form factor has remained largely unchanged since 2014’s iPhone 6.
The iPhone X, though, will thankfully spice things up. First and foremost, the iPhone X will feature an edge-to-edge OLED display. So not only will the iPhone X offer users more screen real estate, the OLED display itself will deliver richer and more vibrant colors. Of course, with the iPhone X sporting an edgeless display, Apple has decided to do away with the venerable home button, a mainstay of every single iPhone ever released. In its place, Apple will rely upon facial recognition software as a means for user authentication and transaction verification. Data strings found in the recent iOS 11 GM leak refer to this new feature as Face ID, and as we highlighted yesterday, the setup process is very close in nature to the existing Touch ID setup process.
Now seeing as how reliable Touch ID was, it’s only natural to wonder if Face ID will be a serviceable replacement. The good news is that the technology underlying Face ID will likely be extremely secure, reliable and lightning quick. It stands to reason that some of Face ID’s core functionality is built upon technology Apple snatched up when it acquired an Israeli company called Realface earlier this year. As we noted in a detailed profile on the company a few months ago, Realface’s technology boasts a 99.67% success rate when identifying faces. More importantly, the technology creates a 3D map of an individual’s face and is capable of filtering out photos, videos and even sculptures designed to trick the software. What’s more, Face ID will reportedly work in the dark thanks to infrared cameras on the front of the iPhone. Further, Face ID will likely work from all sorts of angles, which is to say users won’t have to hold the device directly in front of their face in order to unlock it. And last but not least, Face ID can be used to authorize Apple Pay transactions.
Additionally, the iPhone X will incorporate a range of new gestures to mimic the functionality of the home button.
The photo below is an accurate representation of what the iPhone X will look like.
You’ll note that the design here features two “flaps” to the left and right of the phone’s camera sensors. This is where Apple will position items like the time and signal strength, as illustrated below.
The iPhone X is a massive upgrade and will also come packed with 3GB of RAM, a blazing fast A11 processor, improved water resistance, better battery life, and wireless charging functionality. Though wireless charging is hardly a new innovation in the smartphone space, it’s nice to see Apple finally joining the party. The only downside though, however slight, is that the device will support QI’s slower wireless charging protocol at 7.5W.
Hardware wise, it appears that the iPhone X will be an absolute beast.
Let’s talk about storage and pricing. Apple has thankfully come a long ways from the days when entry-level iPhones only came with 16GB of storage. With the iPhone X, leaks have hinted that the iPhone X will be available in two storage capacities, 128GB and 256GB. Pricing won’t be made official until tomorrow, but rumor has it that the entry-level iPhone X will set you back about $1,000.
In terms of colors, the iPhone X will reportedly be available in three colors: white, black, and a new color dubbed “Blush Gold” that bears a strong resemblance to copper as evidenced by the photo above. It’s also worth noting that the front side of every iPhone X model — including the white model — will feature a black front.
One other tidbit to be aware of is that the iPhone X will likely incorporate the True Tone display technology Apple first introduced on the iPad Pro.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Alongside the iPhone X, Apple will introduce two new iPhones dubbed the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. These devices will essentially be the equivalent to iPhone 7s devices insofar as the form factor will be the same as Apple’s current iPhone 7 lineup. Not to worry, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will ship with a home button and Touch ID for those of you out there reluctant to embrace change. Aside from faster internals, the most notable rumor we’ve seen regarding Apple’s iPhone 8 models is that they will support wireless charging.
Storage wise, rumor has it that the iPhone 8 models will ship in the following configurations: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. It’s also worth noting that the iPhone 8 models will not feature an OLED display as this will be a premium feature available only on the iPhone X.
We already know much of what iOS 11 will bring to the table given that we’ve seen a seemingly endless stream of betas launch over the past few weeks. Still, the iOS 11 GM leak has provided us with some interesting details regarding previously unannounced features. The most exciting new iOS 11 feature you may not have heard of yet is an animated emoji feature called Animoji. While animated emojis are nothing new, the implementation in iOS 11 will reportedly let users tweak the appearance of existing emojis based on their own facial expressions.
New iPhones aside, the second most interesting product launch we’ll see on Tuesday centers on the Apple Watch. Though the original Apple Watch left a lot to be desired, Apple to its credit has steadily improved the device with a series of both hardware and software enhancements. Looking ahead, the Apple Watch 3 will make the beloved wearable — which currently enjoys a 97% satisfaction rate — even more useful.
According to a number of rumors, not to mention data strings found in Apple’s leaked iOS 11 GM, the next-gen Apple Watch will feature LTE connectivity. This will be a welcome improvement as it will allow users to make phone calls and send messages from their existing number even when their iPhone isn’t nearby. Naturally, LTE will only be an option available on pricier models.
Further, the overall design and size of the Apple Watch will likely remain the same, with 38mm and 42mm sizes being the two available sizes. Lastly, developer Steven Troughton-Smith, after poking around the iOS 11 GM, managed to find a render of what appears to be an Apple Watch 3 with a red digital crown.
The third big-ticket item we can look forward to on Tuesday involves Apple’s set-top box. Though still just a hobby for Apple in terms of overall revenue, Apple over the past few years has slowly but surely added more and more features to the Apple TV. Still, the device, for what it’s priced at, isn’t as compelling as competing products from the likes of Roku. The next-gen Apple TV, though, is poised to change that as 4K streaming support will finally be an option. According to the iOS 11 GM, the minimum bandwidth speed required to stream 4K videos will be 15Mbps. The upcoming Apple TV will also offer up support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
Well, Pahlaj Nihalani’s Julie 2 trailer is out! The film that features southern sensation Raai Laxmi in the lead role, marks her full fledged Bollywood debut with this one. The movie shoot kickstarted last year and is all set to release on October 6, 2017. The movie was originally supposed to release on August 12, 2016. Now that the trailer is out, here’s what you will see…
What’s it about
The film showcases the journey of a Julie a najayaz (illegitimate) small towngirl, who scales success in the entertainment business. The film has a lot of bold scenes and throws light on casting couch in the industry. There is also a murder mystery involved in the film. Raai Laxmi plays the female lead and the cast includes Ravi Kishen, Nishikant Kamant, Pankaj Tripathy, Rati Agnihotri, Aditya Srivastava and so on. The film has been produced and directed by Deepak Shrivastava and has been presented by Pahlaj Nihalani. Looks like someone is all set to shed their sanskari image!
Raai Laxmi sets the temperatures soaring with her bold scenes in the film. The actress pulls off a Vidya Balan from The Dirty Picture in a few scenes but looks super hot in a one piece bikini. The plot of the film is pretty much out there and we know what to expect from the film. The makers have tried to keep it as realistic as possible.
It was bad enough that Pahlaj Nihalani decided to shed his sanskari image but it’s worse that he decided to do it this way. There are a few scenes in the trailer that are absolutely cringe-worthy. Even men wouldn’t approve of it. It looks like just another low budget film with a plot that holds no mystery or curiosity. The reason the audience will judge the trailer more than anything is because of Nihalani’s drama and reputation in the past.
Check out the trailer right here.
What do you think of the trailer? Tell us in the comments below and stay tuned with us for more.
When people click on your ads, AdWords stores a cookie that contains information about the click on a Google domain. When someone converts on your website, the conversion tracking tag you installed reads this cookie and sends it back to AdWords with the conversion information.
In some cases, the cookies we use to store information about your ad clicks may not be available due to factors including browser settings. To help ensure that we continue to report conversions accurately in your AdWords account, we’re making several changes.
First, if you have auto-tagging enabled for your account and a Google Analytics tag on your website, we’ll begin to store the GCLID, or “Google click identifier” for an ad click in a new Google Analytics cookie on that site’s domain. If you’ve linked your AdWords and Google Analytics accounts, the AdWords conversion tracking tag will be able to use the GCLID from the Google Analytics cookie.
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