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Nitish Kumar says that there would be no compromise on Art 370, Ayodhya and Uniform Civil Code

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Bihar chief minister and JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar, while addressing a conference said that they have no differences with BJP but the party would never compromise with certain issues like Article 370, Uniform Civil Code and construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. “Our party’s stand on these issues remains the same,” he said.

“It has been our view that Article 370 should not be removed. Similarly, Uniform Civil Code should not be imposed on anyone and the issue of Ram temple at Ayodhya should be either resolved through dialogue or court order,” Nitish said.

However, on the other hand, BJP is of high belief to impose Uniform Civil Code and abrogation of Article 370. This will provide the residents of Jammu & Kashmir special status. Moreover, BJP has always kept the issue of Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya at its top priority list ever since the Babri Masjid was demolished in 1992.

Nitish also said that despite JD (U) not joining the NDA Government in the center, his relations with PM Narendra Modi are might fine and cordial.

“It is a matter of relationship. It has not changed. There are no differences with BJP. JD (U)’s relation with BJP is also as strong as it was in the past,” This was disclosed by Nitish through the sidelines of Samvad, a programme run by the state government for citizen connections.

He also said that all though he isn’t a part of the union cabinet anymore, this must not affect the implementation of the developmental schemes in the state.

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Akhilesh says final Good Bye and Good Luck To Mayawati

The SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh came to an end after SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said that they want to part ways and want to act alone in the by[polls in Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh said that they are aiming to form a government in Uttar Pradesh on their own in the 2022 elections. However, Mayawati, on the other hand said that she is ready to rework with Akhilesh in the near future if he is able to “fulfil his duties” by “reforming” his cadres.

Addressing a conference in Ghazipur Akhilesh said that he would not relent to pressure tactics, “Agar aaj se sabke raste alag-alag hain to uska bhi swagat, aur badhai sabko (If people have decided to go separate ways, I welcome it and wish everyone good luck).”
Earlier it was reported that Mayawati has asked her cadres to proceed for the by polls alone as well as prepare for capturing all the 403 seats in the state in the coming 2022 UP Polls.

Mayawati, while her visit to Delhi, however, left behind a ray of hope for the alliance, saying that she has a relationship of “mutual respect and affection” for SP Chief Akhilesh and his wife Dimple. But when Akhilesh was constantly bombarded with Mayawati referred to as her Bua, the frustration in his voice was pretty much clear.

Mayawati, while reconsidering the chances of reconciliation said that “Abhi permanent break-up nahin hai. If the SP chief is able to push his cadre into mission mode, we can again get back together.”

Referring to her Akhilesh and Dimple, she said “These relations have not been forged for political reasons alone, but will endure happy and sad times. I will make every effort to ensure they never snap or feel the strain.”

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Janhvi confirms the plans of Khushi Kapoor to join Bollywood

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Janhvi Kapoor while talking to the media said that the speculation of Khushi Kapoor joining the film industry is very much confirmed. She was talking On Anaita Shroff Adajania’s chat show where she said that Khushi is all set to go to the New York Film Academy before joining the Bollywood.

As Anaita said that Khushi is nowadays busy with the runway business and has come up as quite a fashionista, Janhvi said that “That’s not where she wants to be anymore.”
“She is going to NYFA. Then after she comes back, she will figure what she wants to do,” Jahnvi added.

Janhvi also revealed that Khushi is the dearest child of Boney Kapoor, and her going to the NYFA will not be a very pleasant news for Boney. “I’m getting palpitations just thinking about Khushi going to… He just has to think about it and he’ll start crying,” Jahnvi said.

In a fun revelation, Janhvi said that the two sisters are extremely close and there is nothing like sister rivalry. She however said that they often fight for clothes. “Only when she steals my clothes, I get pissed. We share our clothes, but we have this thing that if you steal without telling, then it’s a thing, “she said.

“At this point, I don’t care. She still like… She’s very righteous, so she is like, ‘You cannot take something without asking.’ She feels like she needs to inculcate manners in me. So that’s where it’s coming from,” Janhvi added.

Janhvi is busy with the shooting of her forthcoming movie Kargil Girl. The film is based on the real story of IAF pilot Gunjan Saxena who helped evacuate injured soldiers from Kargil in 1999.

While Angad Bedi will be seen playing the role of Gunjan’s brother, Pankaj Tripathi is plating her father in the film.

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Bollywood should come over with its biased practice, says Kriti Sanon

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Talking about the equality in the Bollywood, Kriti Sanon says that there should be equal measures for everything in Bollywood. Asking to a leading media house, Kriti also spoke about the remuneration parity in the industry and shared her thoughts about the #metoo movement.

When asked about what she felt of the little girl in Luka Chuppi movie and how she accepted the success of her role in the movie, Kriti said, I have to admit that after seeing the rushes I was encouraged. It was a sweet, family film that I instinctively felt would make the audience laugh. But no one expects numbers, the reactions have been overwhelming. As someone who believes every person is a critic, the feedback on social media matters a lot.

Kriti accepted that ever since the release of her movie Luka Chuppi, a lot of things have changed around her. Despite of the films big success, Kriti finds herself grounded, but accepts that the role opens great doors for her.

The film Luka Chuppi ran into some controversy after the credit of making the film a success was given to the hero only. Kriti has her share of thoughts to indicate the parity in the Bollywood. This business of overlooking the leading lady has been going on for a while and it’s so unfair. I am glad this conversation is finally happening. It’s logical to talk about only the male protagonist when the leading lady doesn’t have a lot to, but when they are both carrying a film on their shoulders, the credit should be equally shared. Everybody deserves a mention.

Kriti also said that the actors and actresses in the Bollywood should be paid as per their skills and not gender, which is otherwise a common practice.

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Jet Airways fails to pay $109 million debt to HSBC Bank

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As per some insiders, the airline company Jet Airways failed to pay the loan repayment of $109 million due to the HSBC Bank this week. This was a part payment for the loan that the company procured from HSBC bank in the year 2014. The total amount of the loan was $140 million which was a two-tranche facility and for which the due date was 28th March. The information was disclosed by some reliable sources in the condition of anonymity as the information is confidential. The sources also disclosed that Jet Airways haven’t paid the first tranche of the loan which amounts to $31 million and was due on March 11.

Jet Airways has already grounded one-third of its staff but still continues missing the deadlines on payment. For failing its obligations to the lenders, the company was also degraded as defaulter in January 2019.

The lenders of the company are all set to infuse Rs 1500 crore ($217 million) in emergency debt funding claiming to the condition that the Jet chairman Naresh Goyal would put up his resignation. Naresh Goyal was a former ticketing agent who build his empire of jet airlines but had to quit the organization under severe pressure last month. There was no official statements made from HSBC Bank and Jet Airways.

However, later a statement from the company rolled out which stated that the company has issued the deadline of repaying the external commercial borrowing which was due on March 28 “has been delayed owing to temporary liquidity constraints and the company has engaged with the lender in relation to the same, which was a short statement without any details.

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Anupam Kher, R. Madhvan and Shekhar Kapoor urges Indians to vote

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As the elections are coming close, celebrities from the B-Town are requesting the citizens of India to use their voting powers and make the best government. Celebes like Anupam Kher, R. Madhvan and Shekhar Kapoor have urged the Indians to exercise their voting power and bring a government that the people of India deserve. Prime Minister took to Twitter and appealed Indian to vote which was followed by celebrities.

Anupam Kher commented on PM’s tweet. He wrote, “Thank you Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the compassion with which you work for our country. Yes! It is through our vote we ensure a government we need and we deserve. So my fellow Indians! Please vote in the coming elections to keep the flag of our democracy flying.”

Shekhar Kapur also replied to the tweet of PM Modi and said that every citizen of India is awarded with the right to vote and must use it. He wrote “But with Rights come responsibilities. Each one of us must exercise our right to vote. It’s the least you and I can do to uphold the principles of our great Nation.”

R. Madhvan also supported Modi’s appeal and said “Sir. Your unrelenting passion for strengthening Democracy in this country, is totally and completely supported by me and it will not just be an honour and privilege, but my ardent duty to assist you in this endeavour. Thank you for personally reminding us,”

PM Modi replied to ach of the comment and thanked the celebrities for their spirit. The hashtag #votekar is trending on twitter. The PM replied in a tweet, the formidable @AnupamPKher, multifaceted @iKabirBedi and the widely acclaimed @shekharkapur have made India very proud at the world stage. My appeal to them- can you tell fellow Indians to vote in large numbers in the upcoming elections? #VoteKar

The Lok Sabha elections are scheduled in seven phases and will start from April 11.

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India and United States to join hands for making of 6 nuclear plants in India

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India and the United States took a big decision on Wednesday as both the nation gave a nod to strengthening the security and civil nuclear cooperation. It was also finalized that six U.S. nuclear power plants will be made in India. The news came out as a joint statement from the two countries, after two days of the talks in Washington. It is very clear that under the leadership of President Donald Trump, the United States is all set to sell more energy products to India, the world third-largest oil buying nation.

The talks were between Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and the US undersecretary of state Andrea Thompson and were related to the international security and arms trade.

The joint statement read as, “They committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six U.S. nuclear power plants in India.”

However, there were no details about the nuclear plants included in the statement.
It’s been over 10 years that the US has been discussing the matter of supplying nuclear energy to India. It was the Indian liability rules which causes as an obstacles as they were believed to being against the international norms. As per the norms any cost related to any accident that occurs, is debited to the operator of the plant and not the maker.

For last six years, Pittsburg based Westinghouse was trying to negotiate with India for building nuclear reactors in India, however, the process was slow paced. The Westinghouse ran into bankruptcy and was later purchased by Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management in 2018. The Westinghouse thus resurrected and gained favor from US Energy Secretary Rick Perry seeking its goal to make six AP1000 reactors in Andhra Pradesh.

With these reactors in place, India will have its nuclear energy tripled by 2024.

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Tanishaa Mukerji faces racism in the US, opens about it in a post

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Bollywood film actress and sister of Kajol, Tanishaa Mukerji has gained limelight recently because of an incident that involved her in the US. Tanishaa Mukherjee, who has been a part of the film projects like Tango Charlie, Sarkar and Sarkar Raj was attending an American charity event, CRY, where an African-American employee made an insensitive and racist remark on the actress.

The actress, during an interview with a leading media house, said that, “I don’t understand what triggered it as I was polite, but he turned rude. One of the employees, an African-American, said that we looked as if we were fresh off the boat and couldn’t speak English. That was insulting and blatantly racist. My friends and I were shocked. It’s traumatic to experience this kind of racism in the US; I have never faced it earlier.”

The actress said that she seeked help from the officials at the hotel, however was refused. Tanishaa even tried to record the whole argument but the staff stopped her from doing that as well. “I was trying to record the incident on my camera. The video I posted online ends abruptly because the guy stopped me and told me to switch my recorder off. It’s unfortunate when you experience something like this in a land that stands for rights and liberty. I am saddened that an African-American behaved like this, considering they have experienced discrimination themselves.”

Tanishaa expressed her disappointment over Twitter and wrote, “Shiftiest place ever.! Racist horrible people @JaneHotelNYC.”

It is not the first time that Indian celebrities are at the receiving end of racism in US. Many times before as well, people have had horrible incidents with the crowd of the US and their racist mentality.

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I draw inspiration from my Children, says Sussanne Khan

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Sussanne Khan, an interior designer, entrepreneur and ex-wife of Hrithik Roshan says that she has received constant support from her mother and sisters, who play a vital role in her life. However, Sussanne does not keep from adding that it is her children that give her the strength and motivation. Sussanne has two sons with her marriage with Hrithik Roshan, Hridhaan and Hrehaan. The tow tie the knot in 2000 and after 14 years of blissful marriage, end their nuptial bond in 2014. But, despite dissolving the marriage, the two hold an amicable bond which is worth experiencing.

“My mum (Zarine) and sisters (Farah Khan Ali and Simone Arora) have been key players in my life and more importantly my careers,” Sussanne told leading news daily.

She also added that “Also, my boys give me all the inspiration I’ll ever need,” She said that she stands in support of the statement given by famous actor Ben Affleck that the kids should never pay the price of the fame.

“You have to let kids be kids. Robbing them of their childhood and/or adolescence is not fair,” she added.

When asked about her way of balancing both professional and personal life, Sussanne said.

“Drawing a line between work and home is something I strongly advocate for. Only by keeping that balance in check can you continue to be inspired at work and at peace at home.”

Talking about her career, she said: “I’m extremely grateful for the way my career has panned out. My journey thus far has been satisfying and especially as the Style Editor for The Label Life, curating The Power Dressing Edit, knowing we are catering to the modern Indian women.”

Sussanne also had a message for women entrepreneur. She says, “Always speak out. Even if what you think is a bad idea, always voice it. You never know who you may inspire and what that one seed idea can blossom into.”

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