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Now Richa Chadha is sick with H1N1:

It is now actress Rocha Chadha who is sick with H1N1 Virus after Amir Khan and Kiran Rao declared that they have contracted swine flu. During her promotion drive for her upcoming movie, Fukrey Returns a night before, she was acting a tad low and even wasn’t very conservative there. When contacted today the actress confirmed that she is feeling better now, “Yes. I am better now. Had to go to the Fukrey event as well last night. Feeling weak, but better now.”

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Richa was diagnosed with swine flu after she returned from the USA. Participating in a promotional event of Fukrey Returns, the 30-year-old actor wore a mask and said that she felt sick immediately after returning from the US and was later diagnosed with H1N1 last week.

Richa also took to Instagram and posted a picture of her wearing a mask. She captioned the picture as, “I wasn’t taking a break, so Good gave me one. Hehe. #MeTime?”

The actress has a very busy schedule today as she was busy with the shooting and promotional work of Fukrey Returns as well as the second season of Inside Edge. She will be sharing screens with Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh and Ali Fazal in Fukrey Returns. The movie is a sequel of Mrigdeep Singh Lamba’s 2013 sleeper hit Fukrey. Fukrey ended with Richa Chadha behind the bars and in the upcoming movie, Fukrey Returns, Bholi Panjaban, the character played by Richa Chadha will be seen coming back for revenge.

Richa is also set to show the world an entirely new side of her personality as she is all set for her television debut with “Queens of Comedy”.

We wish that the brilliant actress get well soon and joins back the league after a short break.

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Kabul forwards a request letter to India for launching an exclusive satellite for Afghanistan:

Three months after the successful launch of South Asian Satellite, India now has got a request to launch a satellite for a foreign country. As per the reports, the Afghanistan government has asked Indian officials to launch a special satellite for their specific use only. The Government official said in a letter that the request is made by the Afghan Ministry of Telecommunications and Technology to the Indian officials.

The request was made during the meeting between Afghanistan minister Syed Ahmad Shah Sadat and Indian Ambassador Manpreet Vohra in Kabul. The motive behind the launch of a special satellite is yet nit clear, however, the speculations are that Kabul needs a satellite to find out the terrorist hideout. The two ministers also discussed India opening a terminal in the South Asia Satellite for Kabul only. The South Asia Satellite currently assists small Indian projects.

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There will be soon a MoU signed by the Afghan government which would let them use the South Asia Satellite. There are total 12 transponders in the website out of which, 2 will be offered to Afghanistan. The country has its plan to employ these transponders in the field of telecommunications, television services, agriculture, mines and others. The construction work of a special satellite station in Kabul has already started.

In May earlier this year, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani joined the rest of the South Asian countries that supported the launch of South Asian Satellite. The satellite is aimed to benefit all the major South Asian countries and was thus welcomed by major South Asian nations warm heartedly. This was appreciated as a huge regional step by most of the Asian countries.

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India to become host of Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia later this year; complete calendar of Indian Cricket Team

The new schedule of Indian cricket team was finalized on Tuesday after the BCCI Tours and Fixtures committee was convened on Tuesday in Kolkata. The committee confirmed that the team will play over 23 international matches from September to December. In this period India will also host Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka and will play a total of three Tests, 11 ODIs, and nine T20Is. On completion of these three series, India will fly to South Africa for another series.

The Sri Lankan Cricket team will visit India November 15 to December 24 and will play 3 tests with the Indian Cricket Team each one at Delhi, Kolkata, and Nagpur. The two teams will also play three ODIs and three T20Is. The Australian tour is scheduled from September 17 to October 11 with a timetable of five ODIs and three T20s. The first team visiting India would be New Zealand from October 22 to November 7 to play three ODIs and three T20Is.

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The ODIs between India and Australia will be organized in Chennai, Bengaluru, Nagpur, Indore, and Kolkata while the T20s will be played at Delhi, Cuttack, and Rajkot.

“There are 23 International matches at home. Three Tests, 11 ODIs, and nine T20 Internationals. Each and every venue in India will be covered. Barsapara in Assam and Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram have got Test status. Both are vying for Test matches. Most of the bigger centers want either a T20 International or ODIs,” a BCCI official had said.

Earlier, Sri Lanka was planned to visit India in February 2018 but as the country is celebrating Independence Cup in March next year and has invited India for the matches, the schedule was proponed

“The Sri Lanka tour to India has been brought forward from February next year because we are hosting the tri-nation Independence Cup during that period,” said Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley de Silva on Saturday (July 29). “Sri Lanka was due to tour India from February end to the first

week of April next year and the dates would have clashed with the Independence Cup. That’s why we requested the Indian board for a change to bring the tour forward and they have agreed.”

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A big shipment of heroin caught at the coasts: The coastguards seize 1500 Kg drugs

The latest national news is coming from the western state of Gujarat where the Indian naval authorities have seized heroine worth of Rs. 3500 crore ($550m). The coastguards said that the heroine drug was found in a naval vessel and is estimated to be worth Rs. 3500. In his interview with the press, D K Sharma, the spokesman of Navy described this as “the largest single haul of narcotics to date”.

To furnish the further investigation, the vessel is now been taken to the city of Porbandar.

“The NTRO shared the intelligence about the suspect vessel on July 27 and the Coast Guard was notified. Intelligence suggested the crew was negotiating the mode of payment for the contraband and its intended destination,” a navy official told on the condition of anonymity.

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In past some time, India has been struggling to touch the transit state for drug trade and abuse. India faces a big threat for drug abuse because of its close proximity to Afghanistan which is in known to be the primary manufacturer of the drug. The primary produce here is heroin.

As per the report of the UN office on Drugs and Crime, large shipments of heroin from Afghanistan are smuggled from Afghanistan to many east & south African cities through the Indian Ocean.

The advent of drug abuse in India has already affected many young and adults. India has recently started to address the issue of drug abuse in India. It was earlier an issue spread in the male community, however, in recent times many cases of female drug addicts have come to light.

Also, there are many cases recorded in which the guilty was under the influence of drugs like cocaine and heroin while committing the grueling act. Also as per a study, 860000 men in India from the age group of 15 to 35 are addicted to drugs out of which 53% are addicted to heroin.

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Kajol uncertain whether to work with Karan Johar or not

Karan Johar & Kajol, the two names come together boasting of many successful movies including Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and My name is Khan. But, their friendship is now the story of yesteryears. Today, the two big shots refrain from even talking to each other. In a recent interview, Kajol dropped hints that she is no more interested in working with the filmmaker.

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Talking about Karan, in his autobiography, Karan said that his 25 year old friendship with Kajol broke before the release of his film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil & Kajol’s actor-filmaker husband Ajay Devgn’s “Shivaay”. The two movies were released on the same date on Diwali last year. As reported by Karan, Ajay said some really nasty things to Karan and hence, ‘no matter what, she’s out of my life’, vowed Karan.

In another interview, Kajol gave a statement that she works with only those people with whom she has some level of comfort. “If you’re not comfortable with the people you’re working with if you cannot speak up, or speak to the people you’re working with…I think communication is a key element in working with people. You can’t work alongside them if you don’t talk,” she said.

When directly asked whether she is open to working with Karan, she said “Let me put it this way, I am not answering any questions on that particular point. If any of my other friends want to offer me a film I’ll definitely do it.”

“I would not have been able to do this film, taken that chance with the film which is in another language without knowing that Dhanush and Soundarya would back me up and safeguard me,” she adds.

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PM Birthday wish to Chinese President doesn’t earn much:

The Chinese consulate has dropped some hints that there can be a bilateral meeting between the National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval and Chinese state councilor Yang Jiechi. The prediction of the hints so far indicates that the meeting would be conducted in the sidelines of the meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) NSAs in this week in the Chinese capital.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang told the media that it has been an old tradition that at the past the two meetings- BRICS NSAs, are held simultaneously and the two leaders would meet. However, he did not confirm whether this will be a possibility this time or not. The BRICS NSAs, meetings are scheduled on 27-28 July.

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Beijing has denied any conversation with India related to the Doklam region, where India troops are deployed. Doklam is a region between China & Bhutan that juts Sikkim.

Amid all the controversial states, the India Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on their birthdays through Sina Weibo, a Chinese equivalent of Twitter.

Modi wished Xi on his birthday, his post read; “I met him in Astana SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) summit a few days ago, and we had effective talk on how to develop Sino-India relationship,”

PM Modi has a huge fan following on the platform with over 1, 69,119 followers. A total of 1089 Chinese responded to his post. One of the users wrote, “Narendra Modi, you should call for the complete withdrawal of troops now!”

Modi also wrote about the International Yoga day and expressed his pleasure as Chinese are practicing yoga. He also expressed grief for the deadly mudslide in Mao Xian area that took many live on June 25th.

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Here is what Shraddha Kapoor says about Nawazuddin, racist controversy:

He has everything to fit in almost every role with perfection. You saw him as a reporter in Bajrangi Bhaijaan and as well as a killer gangster in Gangs of Wasseypur. He can pull any role flawlessly, without any chance to think of any flaw. This is the Black Prince of Bollywood, Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Yes, we quote him the Black Prince because that is how we discriminate people- Black & White. Despite giving us so many paramount performances, the 43 year old actor has to face difficulties securing roles because of his conventional looks and yes, color.

On 17th July, the Raman Raghav 2.0 action thriller actor tweeted a post about racism in the entertainment industry- Bollywood, which left all of us speechless and surprised. Siddiqui wrote, “Thank U 4 making me realize dat I cannot b paired along wid d fair and handsome bcz I m dark and not good looking, but I never focus on that. (sic)”

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The post was enough to ignite a debate on the social media platform. It was Shraddha Kapoor who spoke about the post recently. Busy with the shooting of her upcoming film Haseena Parkar, Shraddha told a leading daily, “I have always said that personally, my definition of beauty is very different. You can come from any background or caste, you can have any skin colour, but I feel true beauty radiates from within. Of course, I feel that in our society there are pressures, but I don’t agree that it’s only in the film industry. Our industry is always in the limelight and that’s the reason it gets highlighted.”

She added, “I feel what’s important is how to deal with that pressure, and understand the things that truly matter. I feel that there are pressures but its how you handle them that matters. I feel beauty is skin deep.”

Last year only, in an interview, Nawazuddin praised for being fair and giving priority to talent over good looks.

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Security forces will hunt down the culprits who are responsible for the lives of the innocents; Army Chief:

Addressing the press on Tuesday, the Army chief General Bipin Rawat said that the security forces of India in Kashmir will hunt down the terrorist who are behind the “dastardly” attack on the innocent Amarnath Yatra pilgrims. He also has instructed his commanders to pursue a relentless pressure on the terrorist in counter-militancy as well as counter-infiltration operations.

General Rawat visited the attack site on Tuesday. The attack on the Amarnath Pilgrims at Anantnag district of Kashmir made the latest national news as 7 pilgrims were killed while 12 were injured. The army chief had some serious talks with the J&K Governor NN Vohra and the CM Mehbooba Mufti. He also addressed a security review meeting with his high ranked army official. State chief secretary BB Vyas and director general of police SP Vaid were also the part of the security review meeting.

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The main custody of the security of Amarnath Yatra, where more than 2.5 lakh pilgrims come every year, is with central armed police forces (CAPFs) which have 300 companies (over 30,000 troops). However, this year, the army has also deployed five battalions including 5,000 soldiers for the security of the pilgrimage.

Three units of the Army safeguard NH-44 from Jawahar Tunnel to Srinagar and one unit each ensures safety at northern and southern routes, from Baltal and Chandanwari respectively, to the cave shrine.

Meanwhile, the survived Amarnath Yatra pilgrims have thanked their bus driver Saleem for making them out safe. As the fire broke, Saleem kept driving the bus to save as many lives as he could save.

However, the tragedy could have been saved if the driver has had followed the security restriction, i.e. no vehicle must be on road after 5 p.m.

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GST is the biggest and the most critical economic reform of India, says PM Narendra Modi

On Thursday, addressing a press conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that GST is till date the biggest business and economic reform of India and that with steps like GST the country is moving towards a modern tax regime, that will be transparent, stable as well as predictable. This is the latest national news today.

“We have resolved a number of regulatory and policy issues facing businesses and companies. We have worked very sincerely for ease of doing business. We are positioning India as a global manufacturing hub. This is necessary for us to take advantage of youth energy. For this, we have launched Make in India,” Prime Minister Modi said, addressing the first joint meeting of Indo-Israel CEO’s forum.

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PM Modi also invited the Israeli industry to take part in the “Startup India initiative”. For this, the Prime Minister launched an India-Israel StartUp Bridge with the motive of encouraging the startups from both the countries to come up and work together; find out the solutions for the challenges in many industries like agriculture, water & healthcare.

“There is a lot of potential for India-Israel partnership and I am happy that startup bridge has been formally launched today. Israel is known as a startup nation. It has a unique sense and ecosystem for innovation and incubation. Credit must go to the Israeli entrepreneurs,” the PM said.

With high hopes that both Indian and Israeli entrepreneurs would come ahead to touch new heights of innovation, the PM said. “The driving force is opportunities for the betterment of lives of people.” Both the Prime Minister asserted, “Innovation is life” while inaugurating the Innovation Bridge. The CEOs Forum has made a new target for bilateral trade this time and the two countries are targeting on the business of $5 billion to $20 billion in next five years.

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