JD(U) protest atrocities against Dalits


Members of JD(U) on Monday protested in Bangalore, against the atrocities on Dalits on different parts of the country.

The party demanded strict action against Hindutva forces, for using violence against the community.

Dr. Nadgowda, President JD(U), Syed Mahboob, Minority President, RA Janab, Bangalore city President, Ashwath Narayan, Sundarappa, and more than 200 people participated in the protest.

“Murder Maadhuri will offer concrete solutions to curb the menace of RAPE”: Ayub Khan

Ayub Khan hailing from Allahabad has a come a long way in his three decades long journey in the Showbiz world. He had made a humble beginning as an exhibitor by running a cinema hall in Bhiwandi. Later on he turned a director after assisting Gulzaar in Mirza Ghalib. He made several notable films as a producer and director and even dabbled with distribution with a couple of films. Now he is ready with a film based on the burning topic of rape titled Murder Maadhuri.

So what is your about to be released film Murder Maadhuri all about?

My upcoming film Murder Maadhuri deals with the subject of the ever growing menace of RAPE. I believe that in India the vicious crime of RAPE is committed every three mines.

Many films have been made on this dreaded topic of rape in the past. So how different is Murder Maadhuri going to be?
I don’t think any films in the past has offered any concrete solutions to curb this ever growing menace of RAPE.

So you think your film Murder Maadhuri will offer a perfect solution to curb this menace?

Yes! I am sure. First of all my film Murder Maadhuri will create more awareness of how to deal with the problem at hand.

So what are the exact solutions?

I think all women should be taught how to safeguard themselves when trapped in this critical situation. I think all women should be taught how to use an electronic device, which they will have to carry with them and which will in turn alert the cops the moment somebody touches their body and makes an attempt to rape them. This is just one of the solution. My film offers many more such solutions but for that the audiences will have to watch my film Murder Maaduri. The release of which is just round the corner.

Any specific reasons why you decided to make a film on this particular topic?

I have read in our Holy Book “Koran” that, “Maa ke pairon ke neeche jannat hoti hai” and a man tries to insult the same woman who is, no doubt, someone’s mother or a daughter. I want each and everyone to learn to respect women totally and refrain themselves from commiting any more of such vicious crime like RAPE in future.

Time to enlighten us about the cast & the credits of Murder Maaduri.

The starcast of Murder Madhuri includes debutant Jiya Khan enacting the pivotal character of Madhuri, besides her the film stars Deep Shikha, Sonali Joshi, Vinay Kumar, Amit Kumar, Kiran Kumar, Sharat Saxsena etc. The film has been produced and directed by Ali Mohammed Oosman, creative head is Ayub Khan, music
by Arshad Ahmed, lyrics by Shahid Hamdani etc. The film has been produced under the banner A M O Films International and will be released all over on 29th Jul, 2016 under the distribution arm of E4U Enterprises.

As a parting shot tell us what are your future plans?

After the grand release of Murder Maadhuri I am planning to produce many more topical films but above all a mega budget film, the paperwork for which has already begun. That apart I am also constructing at least a 100 miniplexes all over for the common man as the muliplex cinemas are too pricey for them and moreover their kind of films, which they can enjoy with their family, are not released in them.

Durex & Y – Films Launch Sex Chat In 15 Languages

India & possibly world’s 1st Sex – Ed Fiction Series: Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa. Durex & Y – Films have come together to present one of the most unique fictional web – series – Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa. A 5 – part fictional series that will deliver information across different themes related to sex /sexuality, covering topics not openly discussed. From masturbation & periods to condoms, pregnancy & homosexuality. In a clean, honest style – with a lot of humor. And certainly a lot of heart. This is the 1st time that a series is launching in 15 languages. It’s set to be dubbed in 6 Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam & Bengali and also subtitled in 10 International languages including English, Chinese, French, Dutch, Spanish, German, Bahasa, Malay & Thai to begin with to get this important message out to as many people as possible.

Starring Anand Tiwari, Kabir Sajid, TV’s favorite Sanjeeda Shaikh, Dum Lagaa Ke Haisha’s Alka Amin & veteran Sachin Pilgaonkar, the series marks the directorial debut of Ashish Patil, Head of Y – Films and has been written by Gopal Datt & Devang Kakkad with story development by Amritpal Bindra & Anand Tiwari. The story revolves around the Watsa family, featuring a curious 7 – year – old boy, Pappu – who shoots the most outrageous questions to his Papa, Anand. Who attempts to answer them to the best of his ability – initially with a lot of awkwardness and eventually with a lot of fun & simple anecdotes. All this while his own father – the very traditional, conservative & possibly “Khadoos” Pitaji – keeps questioning his actions.

Ashish Patil, producer & director avers, “At Y – Films we like to push the envelope with the stories we tell. Pappu & Papa is something that’s going to tear up that envelope and eat the shreds: It’s incredible how still in the 2nd most populous country in the world; sex is such a taboo topic. Most parents clam up when having to talk to kids about the “The Birds & the Bees”. Research clearly shows that sex talk with parents is directly linked to safer sexual behavior. We’re here to help get this important chat started – in 15 languages – after all, Love & Sex know no language! Hence we’re also delighted to have partners like Durex on board help us get this message out to as many people as possible globally. So come on, let’s talk about sex, baby!”

On the launch of the series, Durex spokesperson averred, “For a country that has the 3rd largest population of HIV cases and a condom penetration lower than 5%, changing consumer behavior towards safer sexual habits is extremely critical. But none of this will be remotely even possible if we continue to treat sex as a taboo. We are proud to partner with Y – Films for a web – series which we believe will eventually help in normalizing the conversation on safe sex.”

The series is presented by Durex Feel Thin. India’s Thinnest Condom. In association with Ching’s Desi Chinese. The content has been heavily researched & ratified by some of the foremost medical experts, top hormonal & gynecological doctors of the country. We hope it creates some genuine social impact, not just locally but globally.



Premier Futsal unveiled Allah Rakha Rahman as the composer of the league’s official anthem, to be sung by India test captain Virat Kohli, who is Premier Futsal’s league ambassador, at an event in Chennai ahead of its inaugural season. This is the 1st time ever that the Oscar award – winner Allah Rakha Rahman is lending his musical genius to a franchise – based sports league in the country. Allah Rakha Rahman said, “It makes me happy to see such young entrepreneurs being passionate about the sporting scenario of the country. I’m especially excited to work with Virat Kohli on this, let’s hope he is as good with his melody as he is with his bat!” Virat Kohli, League ambassador, Premier Futsal said, “I have been a fan of Allah Rakha Rahman for years. It will be a privilege to share the screen with him and lend my voice to the anthem of Premier Futsal.” This high decibel marketing initiative from Premier Futsal is aimed at creating awareness for the sport of Futsal and promoting the league ahead of its launch on 15th Jul, 2016. The anthem, titled “Naam Hai Futsal”, has been released with a video featuring Virat Kohli exclusively via Premier Futsal’s digital platforms. The concept & production of the anthem have been done by DDB Mudra. Allah Rakha Rahman’s association with Premier Futsal adds further gloss to the league, which already boasts Portugal football legend and former World Player of the Year Luis Figo as President. Premier Futsal will be telecast live & exclusive on Sony SIX, SONY ESPN & Sony AATH. Matches will also be available to live stream on Sony LIV.


Eros International in collaboration with Magic Lantern has announced their upcoming Malayalam film IDI (Punch) starring Jayasurya, slated to release on 12th Aug, 2016. The directorial debut of Sajid Yahiya, this action comedy will feature the super hit pair of Jayasurya & Shivada who won hearts as a couple in their previous film Su. Su. Sudhi Vathmeekam. The film also stars Joju George, Yog Japee, Saiju Kurup & Sudhi Koppa. A mass entertainer with big scale action sequences, protagonist Jayasurya will be playing the character of a super cop – Inspector Dawood Ibrahim. Rahul Raj is the music director of the film.


The poster of Akira has definitely created a lot of curiosity amongst the moviegoers about the film. Whats interesting is that the scar that is visible on Sonakshi’s forehead has an interesting back story to it. Director A R Murugadoss wanted to establish that she has gone through enough but isn’t weak to stand up and fight it out. Talking about the same, he avers, “In life every scar that occurs on our body has a story behind it. Similarly Akira has a past wound that has dried up & remains a scar now. The moment we see her face we should come to know that she has had a painful past. That’s why I created the scar under her eyes.”


SHIVAAY’s international face, Erika Kaar has been finally released by the makers of the film! And with this poster Erika has joined her journey of Shivaay. Erika, who was last seen as a leading girl in one of the famous BBC Production’s television shows, is making her Bollywood debut with SHIVAAY! Directed by Ajay Devgn, SHIVAAY releases this Diwali on 28th Oct, 2016.


There is not a single soul in the industry who doesn’t admire Amitabh Bachchan, and young debutant Karan Mahavar is no different. Karan Mahavar, who is all set to make his debut this week in Bollywood with an interesting film, Kerry on Kutton is really hoping to show the film to his childhood idol, Amitabh Bachchan. Karan has always been inspired by Amitabh Bachchan’s work, during his college days he would go watch AB’s film and stand in front of the mirror and try to act like him. Karan has done a lot of theatre too during his college days. Karan is hoping that Mr. Bachchan sees it and gives him his blessings. Karan Mahavar says, “This is my 1st film as an actor and I am extremely excited about it, I have always been passionate about acting and started my theatre at a very young age. Kerry On Kutton is a very special film for me.”


Even as the debate now shifts to HARAAMKHOR, after UDTA PUNJAB, a Bengali film fought a 6 month long battle with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Kolkata to again show that the board is defunct and their members unfit to review films for certification. SHAHEB BIBI GOLAAM, directed by Pratim D. Gupta and starring Swastika Mukherjee in the lead with music by Anupam Roy (Piku), had applied for a certificate in mid – Dec, 2015 and after as many as 5 screenings (4 in CBFC alone), the film got the certificate on 16th Jun, 2016 with just a small cut and 6 muted words thanks to Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) But the
harassment the makers went through goes on to show that the problem lies not only with Mr Pahalaj Nihalani, but the board and its system and rules. Finally when the film was resubmitted to CBFC for them to check whether we followed the FCAT recommendations, 6 words were muted and a rape scene shortened and they sent it back saying “Smoking causes cancer” card is missing. Funnily, no one smokes in the film! SHAHEB BIBI GOLAAM Shaheb now releases nationally (including Mumbai, Delhi & Bangalore) on 26th August, more than 7 months after 22nd Jan, 2016.


Milan Luthria has zeroed in on the rest of cast for his much awaited Ajay Devgn starrer BAADSHAHO which also includes Emraan Hashmi, Vidyut Jammwal, Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta & Sanjay Mishra. The multi – starrer film is all set to go on the floors this Aug with a 15 day schedule in Mumbai, followed by a 2 month schedule in Rajasthan. BAADSHAHO, co – produced by Milan Luthria & Bhushan Kumar and written by Rajat Aroraa, is a thriller set in the Emergency era of the ’70s. Milan & his team spent 3 months on the research. Milan will collaborate with a foreign action director for BAADSHAHO and the music includes Rajasthani folk with a funky twist, composed by Ankit Tiwari.


Nothing beats nostalgia! It’s time to relive the fabulous 90’s with India’s most iconic and 1st ever science fiction television series on superhero Captain Vyom. The space adventure; the saga of the superhero and his inter galactic super villains starring the heartthrob and India’s 1st ever supermodel Milind Soman. Directed by Ketan Mehta and produced by Deepa Sahi, it is set to be resurrected and revived by Cosmos Maya. The classic from the turn of the century broke on the internet on Thurs 23nd, Jun, 2016.
Directed by Ketan Mehta, Captain Vyom is the 1st Indian live – action superhero science fiction (sci – fi) television series, which was aired on DD National at the end of the century. The TV series pioneered the art of computer animation & visual effects in India. Captain Vyom takes you to the future – 2123, where humans conquer the entire solar system. Ketan Mehta, who had directed the show said “It has been almost 20 years since this landmark show, was 1st aired. The show went on to achieve a cult following amongst its viewers, who were then introduced to a show that was much ahead of its time, and in an era when science – fiction and superheroes were unheard concepts not just on television, but also in films. The series also has Tom Alter, Kartika Rane, Sanjay Singh, Divya Palat, Madhu Sapre, Rahul Bose, Dino Morea etc.


Producer Jaiwinder Singh Bhati’s last film was HUM HAI TEEN KHURAFATI which clicked at the box office. Now he has come up with yet another comedy caper called When OBAMA LOVED OSAMA. The subject of the film is very interesting. It is about 2 heroes & 2 heroines. In his 3rd film titled CHEATERS, the hero actors will be seen cheating each & every one around them but will not break the hearts of the girls with whom they fall in love with. After making his 4th film titled THE GUINNNESS BOOK which will be an out & out entertainment oriented film based on 2 kids, perhaps the producer will hopefully find his name in the prestigious Guinness Book of World Records as a maker with the maximum number of comedies to his credit. OBAMA LOVED OSAMA has been directed by Sudeesh Kumar Sharma. The story has been written by Vaibhav Bhist while music has been composed by Kashi. The film stars Nishan, Parul Chauhan, Vicky Chowdhary, Divya Sharma, Mushtaq Khan, Brijendra Kala, Mohit Baghel & Manoj Bakshi


Eros International has announced the sequel to the 2001 hit political thriller, Anil Kapoor starrer NAYAK, in association with Deepak Mukut’s Soham Rockstar Entertainment. Produced by Eros International & Deepak Mukut, the film will be scripted by K V Vijayendra Prasad who has written blockbusters like BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN and BAAHUBALI. Continuing from the earlier film, the sequel will be a political satire with romance as the backdrop. The sequel will also introduce fresh characters while retaining some of the old characters including the lead character, Shivaji Rao from NAYAK. Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd averred, “NAYAK created ripples on its release and was one of the most successful political satires of its time. It’s the apt time to plan the sequel in the current political milieu. And we can expect only the finest writing with Vijayendra Prasadji on board who has given 2 of Bollywood’s biggest releases last year – BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN & BAAHUBALI.”. Producer Deepak Mukut of Soham Rockstar Entertainment, adds, “We are partnering with Eros International to jointly produce the sequel of NAYAK. This was a very popular film and continues to be widely watched on television. We have bought the rights of the film and the action promises to be even bigger & better.”


In the landmark year when Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company is marking the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, Ayesha Dharker has won “the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in her field”. She features prominently in all the RSC’s posters, having landed a key role in its main offering in 2016. Says Ayesha: “I have fallen in love with the RSC — completely”. That’s easy to understand, not simply because the RSC has cast her in the crucial role of Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in its current production of A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, but also because it is a very political organization. And like the RSC, almost certainly the most prestigious drama group in the world, Ayesha believes passionately in the political power of theatre, not simply to entertain middle class folk who can buy the expensive tickets (£30 or more in Britain), but to transform the lives of the disadvantaged children. All art is political and you have to embrace that, be proud of it and take responsibility for what we mean when we put on a piece of art. I desperately wish there was something like the RSC in India. That would be a dream for me,” she sighs. She is wonderfully eloquent and her voice is soft & expressive, which is why she has been sought out for everything from Shakespeare to soap, radio & musicals. Ayesha is 38 now with nearly 3 decades of acting behind her.


Mannu & Sara have arrived in the city of Umargoan to shoot a very important sequence for their film – Muzzafarnagar 2013. These 2 roles are from the movie and actors Dev Sharma & Aishwarya Devan are enacting them. This is the 2nd shoot schedule for the film and it will complete in 10 days. Other actors like Anil George & Mursalen Qureshi were also present along with the starcast. Based on the actual communal riots which took place in the year 2013; this film is based in a village called Morna in Uttar Pradesh. Every communal riot is a result of dirty politics which evil minds play with the citizens of the country. This film aims to expose all that and more! Muzzafarnagar 2013 is directed by Harish Kumar & produced by Manoj Maandi. Story & lyrics are by Manoj Kumar.


AAA VAI JAA SAA is the 1st ever Konkani children’s film to hit the theatres in Jul, 2016. The film is expected to be exceptional and promises many take aways for the young and not so young; AAA VAI JAA SAA stands for Aaadhyatmik, Vaignanik, Jaatyateeth and Saamajik. This movie is concerned with the holistic development & progress of the new generation. It very devotedly & very aptly undertakes the serious task of divulging the dire need for spiritual, social, cultural as also collective growth & progress of the youngsters. Every nuance of film making is adopted to make it incredibly informative, educative as also entertaining. The film has artists from Karnataka, Kerala , Maharastra & Goa. You will find all Konkani dialects in this movie. The child artistes include Sarthak Shenoy, Shreyas Kamath, Samarth Shenoy & Spandana Pai. The film is directed by veteran Konkani film director Dr K Ramesh Kamath. The film has been shot in beautiful coastal belt of Karnataka. The film is 1st ever Konkani film and will be having its world premiere at the international Konkani convention 2016 organized by NAKA at Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 2nd Jul, 2016


If Imtiaz Ali made a short film with Huma Qureshi recently & Shailendra Singh made his short film I AM, A SEXAHOLIC with Shama Sikander, Shirish Kunder has made KRITI and now Raakhi Sawant’s brother Rakesh Sawant has directed not just one but 3 short films called BASTARDS, PSYCHO & EK THI LAILA under the banner of his mother Jaya Sawant’s Jaya Productions. He has also come out with a music album called DARD FIRST LOVE under the music label of Jaya Productions. The song has been sung by Kumar Sanu & Ejaz Khan has acted in the album. The hightlight of the short films BASTARDS & PSYCHO is that Shakti Kapoor has essayed dark negative roles in both of them. It is his 1st attempt at acting in short films. Present on the occasion were Raakhee Sawant, Rakesh Sawant, Shaktui Kapoor, Mukesh Rishi, Kunika Lal & Ejaz Khan.


Director Mann Kumar has completed the shooting of his debut film YEH HAI JUDGEMENT HANGED TILL DEATH in a span of 40 days in Manali, Malegaon, Kalyan, Lonavala and several parts of the city of Mumbai with Nishant Kumar & Neetu Wadhwa in the lead. The film has been produced under the banner of Maaj Productions, after extensive research over the subject by the director for over a year. Incidentally, it is the debut film of Nishant Kumar too who had earlier acted in several ad films. The film YEH HAI JUDGEMENT HANGED TILL DEATH is inspired by Yakub Memon and Nishant is essaying the role of Ashraf Ansari. “The film is not a biopic of Yakub Memon but has been inspired by his character and hence I am playing a character with negative shades called Ashraf Ansari modeled on Yakyub Memon, who was allegedly involved in the 1993 riots in Mumbai. Mann Kumar has now decided to launch his next film called GANGS OF AZAMGARH with Aman Trikha, Amit Singh & Nishant Kumar shortly, after YEH HAI JUDGEMENT HANGED TILL DEATH is released in July this year.

Thrashing of Dalits by “cow protection” vigilantes outrageous: Elyas Muhammad Thumbe SDPI


New Delhi: Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) held a massive protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar here terming the incident of thrashing of Dalits by the cow vigilantes for skinning a dead cow in Una of Gujarat. The aftermath of this inhumanly act wherein the Dalits were stripped, flogged, bound and paraded on accusations that they had killed a cow for skinning has triggered protests all over India.

While addressing the gathering in the dharna held in the national capital, party General Secretary Elyas Muhammad Thumbe said, it is the Modi-led forces of aggressive Brahminism who should introspect with regards to the ongoing violent agitations by Dalits in Gujarat and other parts of India as it is not the question where it went wrong, but where did it go right. The discriminatory ideological oppression over Dalits which is being witnessed on Indian soil for ages must end so as to guarantee peace in the nation.

Elyas said it is time to draw the line and stand up against this divisive government at the Centre and States. The truth cannot be forgotten that Dalit, tribal and Muslim communities are exposed to grave security risk always and everywhere. Government, instead of appealing for peace to the victims of attack should chain and punish the cow vigilantes for the barbarism they commit. Cow protection cannot be a cover for the pursuit of the kind of aggressive vigilantism that is seen in different parts of the country.

In his address SDPI Delhi Pradesh President Adv. Aslam said it is now becoming RSS & BJP vs. Dalit, SC/ST, Patidars, Backward Classes, Minorities and Moderates. Gujarat is a failure in the sense that it has failed in its duty to take care of the minorities, Dalits, Adivasis and the people below the poverty line.

The dharna was participated by rights activists representing several socio-political organizations including Reetha Abraham of CRI, Manoj Kumar of INSAF, Dr. Rahul of BAMCEF, SDPI National Secretary M Rafiq Jabbar Mulla, Delhi VP Irfan Ahmed, I.A Khan, Naved Azim, Dr Nawab, Vakeel Johree, Muslehuddin, Raees Ahmed, Ghulam Ali, Mohammed Aamir, Mohammed Uzair, Danish apart from hundreds of Party cadres and members belonging to different communities.

Normal life hit as transport unions in Karnataka strike work

Karnataka bus strike

Bengaluru: Normal life was affected today across Karnataka, including the IT capital here, with over one lakh employees of four state road transport corporations commencing an indefinite strike, seeking wage hike.

As the employees struck work since last midnight, office- goers waiting at bus stops was a common sight across the city, while thousands who had come down to Bengaluru from different parts of the state were seen stranded at Kempegowda bus stand, the city’s main bus terminal.

Commuters had started facing trouble since yesterday evening with drivers and conductors not turning up for work.

Similar reports have emerged from different parts of the state. Authorities in several districts have declared a holiday in schools and colleges.

More than one lakh employees of state transport corporations have gone on strike with about 41 demands, including a 35 per cent wage hike, while state government has offered 10 per cent increase.

Several rounds of reconciliatory meetings held between the management of state transport corporations and the unions, even at the level of Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy, had failed with both sides sticking to their stand.

“We are still open for discussion with the unions. They have to come for discussion with an open mind. They will also have to understand the financial situation and reconsider their demand of 35 per cent wage hike. We are ready for discussion at the chief ministerial level,” Reddy had said.|

KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation General Secretary and All India Trade Union Congress leader H V Anantha Subbarao said, “The unions are ready for a meeting with Chief Minister. Let him call a meeting. We feel sorry that public are suffering, but our concerns should also be addressed.”

Meanwhile, stone pelting on buses was reported from different parts of the state like Hassan, Bengaluru, Ramanagara, Belagavi, Shivamogga, Koppal and Chikkamagaluru.

Transport officials said alternative arrangements are being made by giving temporary contract carriage to private operators during the strike.

In the wake of the strike, public were depending on private and own vehicles for commuting even as several commuters complained that private transporters were overcharging.

Transport officials said they have begun crackdown of private transporters who are overcharging.


India inflict innings defeat on West Indies


North Sound: Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin starred with a seven-wicket haul as India defeated West Indies by an innings and 92 runs on the fourth day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here on Sunday.
Ashwin decimated the West Indies’ middle and lower order after lunch to boast figures of 7/83. This was India’s biggest margin of victory outside the sub-continent.

The Chennai off-spinner made good use of the conditions to extract appreciable turn from the pitch and was helped along by some poor application by the West Indies batsmen.

Carlos Braithwaite, who remained unbeaten on 51, was the highest scorer among the hosts.

Coming together with the hosts toterring at 132/8, Braithwaite and Devendra Bishoo (45) engaged in a desperate battle with the Indian bowlers as they sought to postpone defeat.

The duo displayed copious amounts of patience and application — qualities sadly missing in their top order colleagues — to frustrate the Indian bowlers for a long time and forge a 95-run partnership.

Bishoo even hit Ashwin over the mid-wicket boundary for a six a couple of overs before tea to offer some much needed cheer to the home crowd.

However, the hosts’ heroic resistance suffered a rather tame end shortly after tea. Bishoo fell agonisingly short of a half-century when he offered a relatively tame catch to Cheteshwar Pujara at midwicket while trying to hoick a delivery by Ashwin.

Shannon Gabriel lasted all of three deliveries before being outfoxed by an Ashwin delivery that spun in sharply to hit the stumps as the visitors celebrated a well-deserved victory.

Earlier, the West Indies continued their battle during the rain-shortened morning session.

Opening batsman Rajendra Chandrika and Samuels forged a 67-run stand following the dismissal of Darren Bravo early in the morning.

The match was halted due to rain half an hour before the end of the first session, forcing an early lunch, as the West Indies, who were on Saturday bowled out for 243 in their first essay, were battling to avert an innings defeat.

Resuming the day at 21/1, the West Indies received a big blow in the first over of the day when left-handed overnight batsman Bravo edged an away-moving delivery from pacer Umesh Yadav to wide third slip fielder Ajinky Rahane, who dived low to his left to pluck a brilliant catch.

It was just the start the Virat Kohli-led visitors wanted and the wicket further boosted their confidence.

However, the home batting duo of Chandrika and Samuels came out with strong resistance to deny India any more wickets at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium.

While Chandrika was all about doggedness and determination as he played 84 deliveries for 22 not out, Samuels, 35, showed the way for the West Indies with attacking intent.

Samuels took the attack to the opposition and hit 11 boundaries among the 85 deliveries he faced.

Indian pacer Ishant Sharma tested him early with rising deliveries but he fended them with determination — twice spanking them through the covers for fours.

Indian bowlers also made the fault of bowling much outside the off stump as Samuels and Chandrika found them comfortable.

Samuels produced an off-drive and a punch towards the covers of Mohammed Shami and later punished Ashwin with three fours in a single over, making the best use of experience and feet movement.


AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan held after a woman complains against someone else!

MLA Amanatullah Khan

New Delhi: AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was today detained by Delhi Police for questioning after a woman alleged she was harassed by an unknown youth at the legislator’s residence in southeast Delhi’s Jamia Nagar area.

“The AAP MLA has been detained for questioning in connection with the matter,” said a senior police official.

The woman, a resident of Jasola, had last week in a police complaint said she had telephoned Amantullah on July 10 and later went to his Batla House residence to raise the issue of power cuts with him.

She claimed the minister did not meet her and while she was returning, the youth came out of the house, abused her and threatened that she would be killed if she did not stop politicising the matter.

Later, an FIR was registered against the youth under sections 506 and 509 of IPC at Jamia Nagar police station.

Amanatullah had, however, said he did not even know if the woman came to his residence.


Eid Milan program held in Press Club of Bangalore

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The Nasheman Urdu Weekly and the Nasheman Foundation, in association with Discover Islam Education Trust (DIET), MPJR, and KMMT organised an Eid get-together for journalists of every faith at the Press Club of Bangalore on Saturday 23, July 2016.

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The program, which was sponsored by IMA, Bangalore was attended by prominent journalists from various media houses and political and religious leaders.

Rizwan Arshad of Congress and Syed Shafiullah of JD(S) were some of the speakers at the event.

Bajrang Dal activists beat us in the presence of police: Dalit family


Chikkamagaluru: A Dalit family that was attacked by a group of Bajrang Dal activists two weeks ago for consuming beef has said that they slaughtered a cow for food and not hurt anyone’s sentiment.

Palaraj, a resident of Kunduru colony, said it was true that he had killed a cow for food. “But, is it right on the part of Bajrang Dal members to beat us black and blue. Is their act justified,” he sought to know.

He said that around 10.30 pm on July 10 when he was slaughtering a cow along with four youths, a gang of around 30 attacked them with lethal weapons.

“We did not slaughter human beings. We slaughtered a cow for food. Who gave them the authority to thrash us. We were attacked inhumanly in the presence of the police,” Palaraj said. He claimed that the cow was purchased from a certain Nagappa Gowda.

Acting on a tip-off from Bajrang Dal members, the Jayapura police had raided the house of Muttappa in Shanthipura colony in Koppa taluk on the night of July 10 and seized around 60 kg beef.

Palaraj, Muttappa and Dhanush were arrested from the spot while Sandeep and Ramesh managed to flee. The Koppa court had granted bail to the arrested. Palaraj, who got himself admitted at the government hospital in Koppa, had alleged that he was thrashed by Bajrang Dal members.

Meanwhile, Sunanda, the mother of another suspect Muttappa, had lodged a complaint against seven persons accusing them of barging into her house and abusing her caste.

All the seven obtained bail from the Koppa court on July 13. Annu, a resident of Jayapura, claimed that they had not assaulted anyone and that the cow was stolen for slaughter. The incident has sparked protests by progressive organisations and right-wing groups.