Daily Archive: November 14, 2017

Veteran Actress Shyama Passes Away At The Age Of 82

Veteran actress Shyama, best known for her hit Bollywood film Barsaat Ki Raat, Aar Paar and the like passed away earlier today at the age of 82. Often seen in most old Hindi songs, she was perhaps one of the most beautiful actresses that Indian cinema had ever known.  Originally named Khurshid Akhtar, the Indian beauty got her stage name, Shyama, from filmmaker Vijay Bhatt. Her daughter Shirrin told Indian Express that her mother succumbed to an acute lung infection, which she had been suffering from since quite many days. The cremation reportedly took place at 2.30 pm at Marine Lines in Mumbai today.

The deceased actress was part of 175 films during her acting career. In one of her earlier interviews the iconic personality had an interesting story to narrate about her tryst with the showbiz industry. “I had gone with my friends to watch Noorjehan shoot for a film in Dadar. The director Shaukat Hussain (Noorjehan’s husband) asked us, `Does anyone of you want to work?’ I put my hand up and said, ‘Main karoongi (I will)’. My parents were not well off. Yet, Abba didn’t want me to work in films. I said, ‘What’s the harm?’ I was always interested in acting. During the lunch break in school, I’d stand on the table and dance. Later, I even learnt singing and dance. I watched every film.” Now doesn’t it sound like she was born to be an actress!


#Padmavati Protest Turns Violent as Karni Sena Activists Vandalise Cinema Hall in Kota

New Delhi, Nov 14: A group of people vandalised a cinema hall in Kota, Rajasthan on Tuesday in protest against it showing the trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversy-hit film – Padmavati.

The men, who claimed to be associated with the Rajput organisation – Karni Sena, barged into Akash Mall which also houses a multi-screen cinema hall and went on smashing glass windows.  The ticket counter of the cinema hall was also damaged by the protesting men who shouted slogans against the makers of the film which is slated for December 1 release.

The film, which stars Deepika Padukone as Padmavati, has triggered a massive controversy with various Rajput groups, including the Karni Sena, threatening to disrupt the screening of the movie, accusing Bhansali of “distorting” historical facts.

Bhansali has been facing trouble since the beginning as the sets of the movie were vandalised and the director was slapped by some members of the Karni Sena in the beginning of this year.

The set of the movie was again vandalised in Kolhapur, with the miscreants burning the costumes in March this year.

Package one of NH 24 project to be complete by year-end Package done in record 14 months

Shri Gadkari says development and environment protection should go together

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari has reiterated the Government’s commitment for speedy  completion of highways projects in Delhi NCR  in order to decongest the region and cut down vehicular pollution levels by nearly 50 percent. Shri Gadkari did an on the spot inspection of one such project – the NH 24 today, and briefed media persons near Akshardham temple.

Speaking on the occasion he   said that the first package of the NH 24 project stretching from Akshardham Temple to Delhi-UP border will be ready by December this year.  The 9 km, 14 lane highway is being completed in a record time of 14 months as against the earlier expected construction period of 30 months. This is also the first national highway in the country with 14 lanes, and has several features that would help reduce pollution. These include a 2.5 metre wide cycle track on either side of the highway, a vertical garden on the Yamuna Bridge, solar lighting system and watering of plants through drip irrigation only. Shri Gadkari said this highway will be developed further upto Lucknow, and will be a lifeline for the people of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The highway will also reduce traffic congestion on the Delhi – Meerut route, which in turn will lower the pollution levels in the region, he said.

Shri Gadkari further said that work on the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways around Delhi is also going on at full speed, and the former is likely to be ready before 26th of January next year.  Once the NH-24 and the two peripheral expressways are ready, vehicles destined for neighbouring states will be able to bypass Delhi and this will reduce pollution by 50 percent.

The Minister also said that projects worth Rs 40,000 crore are being undertaken to decongest Delhi. These include plans for Dhaula Kuan stretch, Dwarka Expressway and a Ring Road for Delhi the cost for which will be borne jointly by the Centre and Delhi Government.

Apart from speedy construction of highways the Ministry is also taking other steps to check pollution arising from the highways sector. These include actively promoting the use of bio fuel driven vehicles and electric vehicles, greening of highways, covering construction sites to contain dust and promoting the use of waterways. He added that tenders have been issued for dredging of river Yamuna and linking Delhi and Agra through waterways.

Emphasizing  that ecology, economy and development should go side by side, Shri Gadkari said that these projects will pave the way for development, employment generation, cleaner atmosphere and hassle free travel for people.

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‘Delhi For Children Festival’ on Children’s Day Deferred To November 19 Due to Smog

New Delhi, Nov 13: While there will be a holiday for schools and government offices in Delhi on the occasion of Children’s Day, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has also deferred the ‘Dilli for children festival’ scheduled to be held on November 14 to November 19 due to the dense smog situation prevailing on the national capital. November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day or Bal Diwas across the country to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

“Because of the #Delhismog, the #Delhi4Children festival which was scheduled on November 14, now will be held on November 19,” tweeted Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday.

Delhi air pollution: NGT questions odd-even exemptions, rain in J-K may help reduce smog

The toxic smog continued to envelope the national capital on Tuesday morning, with reduced visibility in some areas that led to cancellation of many trains.

Officials said light rain is expected on Wednesday, which might intensify the fog but could clear the smog.

Delhi has been experiencing dense smog for about a week, forcing the authorities to enforce emergency measures in the National Capital Region.

पुरुषों को सेक्स के बाद हार्ट अटैक का खतरा अधिक

नई दिल्ली: भारतीय मूल के शोधकर्ता की अगुवाई वाले दल को एक अध्ययन में पता चला है कि कार्डियोवस्कुलर रोग के शिकार रहे पुरुषों को सेक्स के दौरान या उसके बाद अचानक कार्डिएक अरेस्ट (हार्ट अटैक) होने का जोखिम हो सकता है. अचानक कार्डिएक अरेस्ट (एससीए) में दिल एकाएक धड़कना बंद कर देता है और ऐसा बिना किसी चेतावनी के होता है. इस शोध के निष्कर्षों से पता चला कि एससीए की घटनाएं काफी दुर्लभ है, लेकिन इसमें पीड़ित के जीवित रहने की दर काफी कम है.

शोधकर्ताओं ने कहा कि ऐसा इसलिए होता है क्योंकि पीड़ित व्यक्ति का सहयोगी तुरंत उसे सीपीआर (फुफुसीय पुर्नजीवन) दे पाने में नाकाम रहता है. सीपीआर देकर ज्यादा से ज्यादा जानें बचाई जा सकती है. सेडर्स-सिनाई हार्ट इंस्टीट्यूट के एसोसिएट निदेशक सुमीत चुघ ने कहा, यहां तक कि यौन गतिविधियों के दौरान हार्ट अटैक होने पर भी भागीदार द्वारा सीपीआर देने की महज एक तिहाई मामलों में ही जानकारी सामने आई है.

यह शोध जर्नल ऑफ अमेरिकन कॉलेज ऑफ कॉर्डियोलॉजी में प्रकाशित किया गया है. शोधकर्ताओं ने बताया कि एससीए के कुछ मामलों में यौन गतिविधियों के बाद कोई दवाई, उत्तेजक पदार्थ या अल्कोहल के प्रयोग की भी भूमिका हो सकती है. चुग ने कहा, शोध के निष्कर्षों से पता चलता है कि लोगों को एससीए के दौरान सीपीआर देने के लिए शिक्षित करने की जरूरत है.