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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.”
Irked with crumbling, pothole-ridden roads that have become a commuting nightmare, the citizens of Hyderabad have decided to register their protest online.
An online petition on Change.org that asks for safe roads in Hyderabad within six months, or a refund of the road taxes paid by citizens, has garnered over 12,000 signatures in a single day.
The petition, started by Raja Mamidi, has seen several people sharing it on social media like Twitter and Facebook and venting their ire on the poor state of the city’s infrastructure.
“Heavy rains for the past one week have damaged the city and created the usual potholes. Even national highways passing through the city are badly damaged with sinkholes and washed out bitumen,” the petition reads.
Citing a recent study, the petition also states that, “There are about 340 locations in Kukatpally zone which are critical and there are 880 choke points which are causing water logging during heavy showers.”
It also points out how thousands of software employees are stuck in perpetual traffic jams, while trying to reach their offices and homes in the IT hub of Madhapur, Kondapur and Gachibowli.
Speaking to TNM, Raja said that the petition was started out of frustration and concern.
Speaking about the incident that triggered the petition, Raja says, “One of my employees got stuck in a manhole on Monday, and fell from his bike. He called us, and we rushed to get him first aid, but it took us more than two hours to help him out.”
“We realised that it could happen to anyone, and not everyone was as fortunate. That’s when we thought that we should take action,” Raja, who is a IIIT-graduate and an entrepreneur, adds.
“On Tuesday morning, we had around 30 signatures, and we had more than 12,000 by Wednesday morning. We are hoping for a greater reach, so it comes to the notice of the concerned authorities,” Raja says.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) must at least face this heat, and understand the problems that the citizens are facing. It is their responsibility to fix these roads, and I’m expecting a dialogue with this petition,” Raja adds.
The petition demands a public announcement from the Telangana government on three things.
1. Identifying the damaged roads/drainages in the city and make the data publicly available. So that public can contribute for the data set.
2. Action plan with timelines about fixing the roads.
3. Continual public announcements on the progress of the promised timelines till it is completely achieved.
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.
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.
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.
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Kaveri Pushkaram is a festival of River Kaveri that normally occurs once in 12 years. This Pushkaram is observed for a period of 13 days from the time of entry of Jupiter into Tula rasi (Libra)
Start Date: 12th September 2017
End Date: 23rd September 2017
Number of Days Celebrated: 12 Days
The Kaveri is also called as ‘Cauvery’ in English, is a large river in India. It rises on Brahmagiri Hill of the Western Ghats in southwestern Karnataka state, flows in a southeastern direction for 475 miles through the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, and descends the Eastern Ghats in a series of great falls and finally surrenders in the Bay of Bengal through two principal mouths.
Pushkaram is an Indian festival dedicated to worshiping of rivers. It is also known as Pushkaralu (in Telugu), Pushkara or Pushkar.
Pushkaralu is celebrated at shrines along the banks of 12 major sacred rivers in India, in the form of ancestor worship, devotional music and cultural programmes, spiritual discourses. Pushkaralu celebration happens annually, once in 12 years along each river. Each river is associated with a zodiac sign, and the river for each year’s festival is based on which sign Jupiter is in at the time. Due to regional variations, some of the zodiac signs are associated with multiple rivers.
Kaveri, Kaveri Pushkaram
It has many tributaries namely, Shimsha, the Hemavati River, the Arkavathy River, Honnuhole River, Lakshmana Tirtha River, Kabini River, Bhavani River, the Lokapavani River, the Noyyal River and the Amaravati River. As the river flows in the Deccan Plateau, it forms two islands, Srirangapatna and Shivanasamudra.
Kaveri river breaks into a large number of distributaries forming a wide delta called the “garden of southern India.” Known to devout Hindus as Daksina Ganga (“Ganges of the South”), the Kaveri River is celebrated for its scenery and sanctity in Tamil literature, and its entire course is considered holy ground. The river is also important for its irrigation canal projects.
Kaveri river also joins the Hogenakal Falls before arriving in the town of Hogenakal and Srirangam in Tamil Nadu. It then meanders in the southern plains and in the Thanjavur district rich, silt-laden river delta is formed before it falls into the Bay of Bengal.
The river water is the source of extensive irrigation project and for the generation of hydroelectric power. Dams constructed across the river are Krishna Raja Sagara Dam and Mettur Dam and the Banasura Sagar Dam on the Kabini River, which is the tributary of the Cauvery. This sacrosanct river has been mentioned in Tamil literature. A large number of temple towns are situated in the lower course of the Cauvery River in Tamil Nadu.
After sweeping past the historic rock of Tiruchchirappalli, the Kaveri breaks at Srirangam Island, a major pilgrimage centre. There, in eastern Tamil Nadu state, its braided and extensively irrigated deltaic region of about 4,000 square miles (10,360 square km) begins. A dam called the Grand Anicut was built in the 2nd century at the point where the river divides. A second dam (1836–38) across the Kollidam River, the Kaveri’s northern and larger channel, saved the old system from silting and extended irrigation.
The open roadsteads of Nagapatnam and Karikal are on the seaward side of the delta. The Kaveri’s main tributaries are the Kabani, Amaravati, Noyil, and Bhavani rivers.
The history of Kaveri River dates back to its origin. The Kaveri River is one of the sacred rivers of the country. Kaveri or Cauvery is among the most sacred rivers of India and though to be the Dakshina Ganga or Ganga of the South.
The Hindu Mythology says several versions about the descent of River Kaveri. The most popular one is that a king by the name of Kavera lived in the Brahmagiri hills and prayed to Lord Brahma for a child. He was blessed with a daughter whom he named Kaveri. She was the water manifestation of the human form. The great sage Agastya married her and kept her in his kamandalu or the spouted jug. When a terrible drought trounced the land, Ganesha in the guise of a crow, tipped the kamandalu and out flowed Kaveri.