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Sanjay Dutt & Sonakshi Sinha will do a roadshow to promote Anti-Drug campaign

Sanjay Dutt & Sonakshi Sinha will do a roadshow to promote Anti-Drug campaign

Sanjay Dutt who has himself faced and battled with drug addiction, recently announced that he will support an anti-drug addiction. The actor will team up with other bollywood actors including Sonakshi Sinha and Varun Dhawan.

They are going to arrange for a road show to create awareness about the ill-effects of drug abuse. According to the reports, the road show will take place in different colleges to spread the message among students.

“I always wanted to do something to uproot drug addiction from India. The #DrugFreeIndia campaign is a step towards that! Because of my personal experience, it’s a cause very close to my heart and I want to help the youth of our country”, Sanjay wrote in his twitter account.

The road show will start from Chandigarh University in Mohali and will take it to other cities as well. They will make the students to take pledge against drugs.

U.S President Donald Trump declared national emergency to build border wall

U.S President Donald Trump declared national emergency to build border wall

President Donald Trump emerged from one political crisis Friday and immediately dove into another. The president was slated to sign a government spending and border security plan into law with only hours to spare before parts of the government shut down Saturday. He also declared a national emergency to re purpose funds from other parts of the government to build his proposed border wall without congressional approval.

“I’m going to be signing a national emergency, and it’s been signed many times before, by many presidents. It’s rarely been a problem … nobody cared,” the president said during unscripted remarks Friday in the White House Rose Garden.

The move — which Trump acknowledged is sure to invite vigorous legal challenges from activists and government officials — comes after Trump failed to get the $5.7 billion he was seeking from lawmakers. Instead, Trump agreed to sign a congressional funding deal that included just $1.375 billion for border security, an amount he claimed as a victory but said was still “not enough.”

In addition to the funds Congress has appropriated, the White House will seek to redirect $3.6 billion from a military construction fund, $600 million from a Treasury Department drug forfeiture fund and $2.5 billion from a Pentagon drug prevention program, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters Friday.

From the White House’s Rose Garden Friday, Trump said he had to make the move because there was “an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, all types of criminals and gangs.” And he lambasted congressional leaders for failing to get him the money he wanted, taking a thinly veiled shot at recently retired House Speaker Paul Ryan, saying people in Congress “should have stepped up.”

“It would have been easy,” Trump said over the course of nearly an hour of remarks followed by a question and answer session. “Not that easy, but it would have been a lot easier. Some people didn’t step up. We are stepping up now.”

The national emergency declaration is being used to tap the largest pot of money — the $3.6 billion earmarked for military construction. The White House is relying on other legal authorities to justify redirections of the other financial resources. “It’s an all-of-the-above approach,” said a person close to the White House. “He always knew Congress was never going to give him the money he needed.”

But even as Trump made the border announcement on Friday, he focused much of his remarks on other areas he considers clear victories — trade negotiations, the economy and his efforts to denuclearize North Korea. Before even officially announcing the anticipated declaration, Trump took a winding path through the other topics for about 15 minutes. Still, the border wall strategy is sure to appease his conservative base, which has been clamoring from Trump to win the border security funding he has vowed to obtain.

As expected, congressional Democrats announced they would immediately challenge the move on an array of fronts.

Vande Bharat Express(Train18) breaks down on the next day of its launch

Vande Bharat Express(Train18) breaks down on the next day of its launch

A day after Vande Bharat Express (Train 18) was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, the indigenous train broke down while returning from Varanasi early on Saturday.

The train was halted around 5:30 am at Bahrain, 18 kilometres from Tundla in Uttar Pradesh. The train was returning from Varanasi for its first commercial run. The commercial run will start from Sunday, February 17.

According to media reports, four coaches of the train experienced electrical outage and the breaks were also jammed due to engine failure. The train was fixed by 8:15 am after all the required technical work was done.

However, the railway officials said that the disruption occurred due to a cattle run over by the rain. The train is a part of the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

The train was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 14, however the event was shadowed by Pulwama terror attack. The train’s flagging off ceremony took place without any use of flower.

The time travel of Delhi to Varanasi took eight hours compared to 13-14 hours of travel in other trains.

Pakistan Denise the connection in Pulwama attack, says “a matter of grave concern”

Pakistan Denise the connection in Pulwama attack, says  “a matter of grave concern”

Pakistan has strongly rejected “insinuation” by India that it is in any way involved in the Pulwama terror attack and said it has always condemned “heightened acts of violence”  in Kashmir valley.

In a statement issued late on Thursday night, the Pakistan Foreign Office said: “We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in the Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to the State of Pakistan without investigations.”

In one of the deadliest  attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s three decades of militancy, a suicide bomber from the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant group rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus in Pulwama district on Thursday, killing at least 44 personnel and leaving many critically wounded. Attack in Pulwama in Kashmir is “a matter of grave concern”, the Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement.

In a tweet, FO spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said, “We have always condemned heightened acts of violence in Valley.” Meanwhile, India slammed Pakistan over the Pulwama  attack and asked the neighbouring country to stop supporting terrorists and dismantle terror infrastructure operating from its soil.

India also reiterated its appeal to all members of the international community to support the proposal to list terrorists, including JeM chief Masood Azhar, as a designated terrorist under the 1267 Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council, and to ban terrorist organisations operating from territories controlled by Pakistan. “The Indian government condemns in the strongest possible terms the cowardly terrorist attack on India’s brave security forces in Pulwama,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

This heinous and despicable act has been perpetrated by Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistan-based terrorist organisation proscribed by the United Nations and other countries, it said. This terror group is led by the international terrorist Masood Azhar, who has been given full freedom by the Pakistani government to operate and expand his terror infrastructure in territories under Pakistan’s control and to carry out attacks in India and elsewhere with impunity, the Foreign Ministry said.

“Relationship with Alia after breakup is not bitter”, says Sidharth

“RELATIONSHIP WITH ALIA AFTER BREAK UP IS NOT BITTER”, SAYS SIDHARTH

Alia Bhatt in a recent interview to DNA opened about the relationship which she had with her ex-boyfriend Sidharth Malhotra. While Sid said last year in Koffee with Karan that he never met Alia after breakup but in a recent interview Alia told DNA that she met Sid recently.

“Yes, I have watched the episode of Koffee with Karan. We both did meet but it was after show got aired. It was in recent time. We met and we were extremely normal”,said Alia.

Alia and Sid were among the bollywood delegates who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January. Her  boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor was also a part of the meet.

She further added, “We started off together in the film industry. I have a lot of love and respect for Sid. I have known him for a long time and there’s too much history between us. We were absolutely normal when we met, there was no bad vibes”.

The duo made their debut together with Karan Johar’s film Student of the Year. They also worked together in Kapoor and Sons.

While Sidharth spoke in Koffee with Karan, he said that the relationship after breakup is not at all bitter, “there is always a reason behind everything, there were a lot of ups and downs. When you take yourself from a situation, you look at all the good memories”, he said.

FIR filed against “The Accidental Prime Minister” filmmaker Vijay Ratnakar Gutte

FIR filed against “The Accidental Prime Minister” filmmaker Vijay Ratnakar Gutte

An FIR has been filed against filmmaker Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s movie The Accidental Prime Minister and the actors Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna and 12 other people associated with the film.

The complaint was lodged at Kanti Police Station earlier this week. The Accidental Prime Minister is a film which is based on the same name written by Sanjaya Baru.

The case has been lodged under IPC sections 295,153,153A,293,504,506,120B and 34 for promoting enmity among different groups. The complainant said the movie portrayed the public figures in a manner that projected a poor image of India.

“Yes, I know there has been a case filed against the movie. Not only me but also the people who are in this case, don’t know any details of the complaint. The book based on which the movie is made, has been in public since 2014 and many news channels have used the content but why is it creating a problem now. I don’t know. I wanted to create something new, even CBFC passed it after few minor changes. But one thing is for sure, I will never make a political film again in my career as a filmmaker”, said the debutant director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte.

B-TOWN celebrities shows their anger and condemn to martyred Jawan: Pulawama attack

B-TOWN celebrities shows their anger and condemn to martyred Jawan: Pulawama attack

The world stood still in a state of shock because of the horrific attack that took place in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday. As per reports, about 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel got killed and many were critically injured in the attack. It was after a suicide bomber belonging to the terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) drove an explosive-laden SUV into a bus carrying soldiers. All of Twitter is currently loaded with people expressing their disgust in humanity.

While the incident is being condemned across the country, from Bollywood celebs to players, they have expressed their anger and sadness on the social media. Several Bollywood celebrities, including Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Ritesh Deshmukh, Ajay Devgan, Karan Johar, Abhishek Bachchan, have described this incident as shocking and devastating attack.

Akshay said the incident can’t be “forgotten.” “Numb beyond belief at the dastardly terror attack on CRPF soldiers in Pulwama. May God give peace to their souls, and strength to their grieving families. Wishing the injured a speedy recovery. We can’t let this be forgotten,” he tweeted.

Priyanka wrote: “Absolutely shocked by the attack. Hate is never the answer! Strength to the families of the martyred Jawans and the CRPF soldiers injured in the attack.”

“My heart goes out for the jawans of our beloved country and their families who lost their lives as martyrs to save our families… #YouStandForIndia,” wrote Salman Khan. Ranveer Singh said he was disgusted by the “cowardly terror attack on CRPF soldiers in Pulwama.

Expressing shock over the “terrible” news, Abhishek said: “Today when people are celebrating love, hate raises it’s ugly head too. My thoughts and prayers for the martyrs and their families.”

Actor Ajay Devgn took to the micro-blogging site and condemned the terror attack. He wrote, “Horrible and disgusting. Anger can’t be put into words. #KashmirTerrorAttack.”

Kher said he is “deeply saddened and angry to know about the cowardly attack on the CRPF.” “My heart goes out to the members of the family who have today lost a son, a brother, a husband or a father. Prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured.”

Absolutely tragic news coming from #Pulwama – Condolences to the families of the martyrs- & prayers for the injured Jawans. Cowards are at it again. Absolutely deplorable. #pulwamaterrorattack”

Filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted: “My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the Pulwama attacks and their families.”

Actor R. Madhavan wanted “revenge” for the cowardly attack. He said: “Who are these people who are celebrating a win after this dastardly and cowardly attack…is just condemning this enough…wipe out not just their smiles but their faces…show us our revenge, instill dismay and dread with the retaliation.”

Actress Swara Bhasker slammed the responsible terrorist group and called them “monsters” and “evils.” She wrote: “Shameful, tragic and shocking. Jaish-e-Mohammed has brazenly and shamelessly claimed responsibility. These monsters have no soul, no humanity. Pure evil. Why does this terrorist group have safe haven in Pakistan? Imran Khan? R.I.P. our brave soldiers, strength to the bereaved families.”

“Uri: The Surgical Strike” actor Vicky Kaushal said he is “shocked to hear the news.” “My heart goes out to the families of the brave CRPF soldiers we lost today and praying for the speedy recovery of those injured,” he said.

Shocking: 44 CRPF Jawan killed & 70 Injured in Pulwama by the Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist group

40 CRPF Jawan killed in Pulwama by the Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist group

On Thursday afternoon, the 54 Batallion of CRPF was targeted by the terrorists as their vehicle was attacked with an IED blast in the Awantipora area of the Pulwama district on the Srinagar highway. The incident took place when a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into a bus carrying CRPF jawans in Pulwama district that also left many critically wounded, officials said.

More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir around 3.15 pm.

Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the fidayeen attack (suicide attack) on CRPF convoy. A JeM spokesperson Muhammad Hassan, in a statement issued to news agency, said: “Dozens of forces’ vehicles were destroyed in the attack”. The spokesperson identified the driver (of JeM) who carried out the fidayeen attack as Aadil Ahmad alias Waqas, Commando of Gundi Bagh, Pulwama, as per the report.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reacted strongly over the death of 40 CRPF jawans in a suicide attack on their convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. “Attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama is despicable. I strongly condemn this dastardly attack. The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs. May the injured recover quickly,” PM Modi said in his tweet. The prime minister said he has spoken to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other top officials to take stock of the situation following the dastardly terror attack.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi in a tweet extended his condolences to the families of the martyrs as the attack “deeply disturbed” him. “I’m deeply disturbed by the cowardly attack on a CRPF convoy in J&K in which 10 of our brave men have been martyred and many others wounded. My condolences to the families of our martyrs. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Gandhi said.

Moments after the incident, general secretary of the Congress in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi in a notification said she “understands the pain of losing loved ones in the family”, adding that India stands shoulder-to-shoulder.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also took to Twitter to express grief over the attack on CRPF soldiers. “Shocked by the dastardly terrorist attack in which CRPF personnel were martyred. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved families and prayers for speedy recovery of the injured,” the vice president said.

Former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah on Thursday, 14 February condemned the incident and extended their condolences to the bereaved families. Mufti described it as a “gruesome terror attack” while Abdullah condoled and offered prayers to the bereaved families of the soldiers killed.

Condemning the attack, Union Minister Arun Jaitley expressed anger and said “Terrorists will be given an unforgettable lesson for their heinous act.” “Attack on CRPF in Pulwama, J&K is cowardice & a condemnable act of terrorists. Nation salutes martyred soldiers and we all stand united with families of martyrs. We pray for speedy recovery of the injured,” Jaitley said on Twitter.

In a series of Tweets, Home Minister Rajnath Singh condoled the death of the CRPF soldiers and announced he will visit the affected area on Friday, 15 February. “Today’s dastardly attack on CRPF in Pulwama (J&K) is extremely painful and disturbing. I bow to each and every CRPF jawan who has sacrificed his life in service to the nation. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Singh said.

“Home Ministry also spoke to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, DG CRPF and the Home Secretary regarding the Pulwama attack. They have apprised him of the situation. HM has cancelled his scheduled visit to Bihar tomorrow. MHA is closely monitoring the situation,” he added.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina: At this sad moment, we stand by the people and govt of India. We offer was condolences to the members of the families who lost their dear ones. Our thoughts and prayers are speedy recovery of those who got injured.

Big Breaking: Anna Hazare admitted to ICU in Maharashtra

Big Breaking: Anna Hazare admitted to ICU in Maharashtra

Following a seven day hunger strike, activist Anna Hazare has been hospitalised due to weakness. He held a hunger strick demanding the appointment of a lokpal, which was held in his native village, Ralegan Siddhi.

After complain of weakness and dizziness, he was shifted from Ralegan to Ahmedabad. He has been admitted to a private hospital in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar.

Anna Hazare was unable to walk because of weakness and dizziness, so, he was taken in a wheelchair to an ambulance and then was taken to the hospital’s ICU.

The activist’s hunger strike was not successful because it didn’t get Mass support. One supporter Sanjay Pathade said, the 82-year-old will be discharged on Friday.

After Manikarnika, Kangana will direct her own biopic

After Manikarnika, Kangana will direct her own biopic

After Kangana’s great success of her directorial debut Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kangana Ranaut is set to direct her own biopic.

“Yes it is true. My own story is the subject of my next directorial. But it is not a propaganda film with full of negative people but a heartfelt account of my journey so far with plenty of lighter moments. It shows the people who never judged me but rather accepted me as the way I am”, she said in a statement.

According to the reports, the biopic will be written by Baahubali fame KV Vijayendra. Who also wrote Manikarnika. Kangana further added, “around 12 weeks ago, Vijayendra sir urged me to let him write a film based on my life. At first I was nervous but then I know that I trust him so have a green signal to him so that he can start with the project”.

Kangana made her debut in Bollywood through the movie Gangster which fetched her several best Debut awards.