Daily Archive: January 26, 2018

Six killed as overloaded truck overturns

Agra, Jan 26 (PTI) Six persons, including three women, died and five others were injured after an overloaded truck overturned and fell on two cars near Khander on Bah-Etawah road in the district today, police said.

The injured have been shifted to the emergency ward of SN Medical College, they said, adding that two of the injured were in critical condition.

“The deceased includes two women and four men,” a police official said.

Eye witnesses told the police that the driver of overloaded truck lost balance due to dense fog and then fell over two cars.

Donald Trump’s Speech At World Economic Forum In Davos: Highlights

Davos : US President Donald Trump is delivering a keynote address at the close of the week-long World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The US President has been meeting business executives and other world leaders during his two-day stay in the Swiss Alps.

Since entering office, Trump has overturned policies and political norms initiated by his predecessors. Critics fear he has alienated and insulted important allies, while his supporters laud his focus on an "America First" agenda.

Here are the highlights of Donald Trump’s address at World Economic Forum in Davos:

I am privileged to be in a forum where we have gathered to discuss security and peace

America hopes for a world where everyone can prosper and every child can grow up without fear

I’m here today to represent the interests of the American people and to affirm America’s friendship and partnership in building a better world.

Over the past year, we have made extraordinary strides in the US

After years of stagnation, the United States is once again experiencing strong economic growth

110-year-old Siddaganga Mutt seer hospitalised

Bengaluru, Jan 26 (PTI) The pontiff of the Siddaganga Mutt, Sivakumara Swamiji, was today admitted to a private hospital here following respiratory problem besides gall bladder and renal related complications,hospital sources said.
He was admitted this morning, an executive of the BGS Global Hospital said.
Hospital sources said doctors decided to operate upon him in the evening for gall bladder related problems and installed three stents successfully in his body.

Dr Ravindra, who performed the operation, said, the biggest challenge was giving anesthesia because his blood pressure was quite low.

India vs South Africa, Cricket Score, 3rd Test, Day 3: Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Extend Visitors Lead

Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli took India further ahead on the third day of the third and final Test against South Africa despite increasing concern about the condition of the pitch. India, seeking to prevent a whitewash in the three-match series, were 100 for four at lunch, an overall lead of 93. The visitors lost two wickets in the first five overs of the morning but Vijay and Kohli showed resolve in difficult conditions to add 43 runs for the fourth wicket before Vijay was bowled by Kagiso Rabada with the last ball before lunch. Only 51 runs were scored in 23.5 overs as the batsmen had to deal with unpredictable bounce and movement off a surface with numerous cracks and indentations. Both Vijay and Kohli needed treatment after being struck on the gloves by balls that reared up off a good length.

While Vijay was being treated after being hit by a ball from Rabada, umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould, along with captains Kohli and Faf du Plessis, had a lengthy discussion after inspecting the area where the ball had pitched. While the discussion was happening, former international players commentating on the game wondered whether the conditions were getting too dangerous for play to continue. "It’s almost an accident waiting to happen," said former South African captain Kepler Wessels. Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding recalled a Test between the West Indies and England in Jamaica in 1998 which was abandoned because of a dangerous pitch. "That was a total fiasco, this isn’t far off," he said.

Life of Padma Shri Supriya Devi – A Great Lesson For Young Generation

Supriya Choudhury was an Indian Bengali actress who is known for her work in Bengali cinemafor more than 50 years. She is best known for her portrayal of Neeta in Ritwik Ghatak’s Bengali film Megha Dhaka Tara (1960). She is considered as one of the most aphrodisiac sirens of Indian cinema and was often compared to her contemporary Hollywood legend Sophia Loren

She has been conferred upon with a Filmfare Award and the BFJA Award for two times. In 2011, she received the Banga-Vibhushan, the highest civilian honour in West Bengal. In 2014, She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India, the fourth highest civilian award in India, for her contributions to the entertainment industry.

Early life

Supriya was born in Myitkyina, Burma. Her father was Gopal Chandra Banerjee, a lawyer. He is from Faridpur (now in Bangladesh). During World War II, her family moved to Calcutta (now in India).

Supriya was seven years old when she made her acting début in two plays directed by her father. She was a dancer since her childhood, even receiving an award from Thakin Nu, the then Prime Minister of Burma, who was moved by one of her dance recitals. From her childhood, her closest friend was Nihar Dutta, who married into the Guha Thakurata Family and became Mrs. Nihar Guha Thakurata, an eminent Social Worker of Burma of her time.

In 1948, the Bannerjees left Burma for good and re-settled in Calcutta. They had been refugees in 1942 when the Japanese forces occupied Burma. The young Supriya and her family were forced to undertake an arduous trek on foot to the safety of Calcutta.


In Calcutta, she resumed her dance lessons and trained under Guru Muruthappan Pillai and later under Guru Prahlad Das. Supriya and her family were on friendly terms with Chandrabati Devi who was their neighbour. It was through Chandrabati Devi’s inspiration and contacts that Supriya Choudhury stepped into the world of Bengali films.


She made her debut in Uttam Kumar starrer Basu Paribar (1952) under the direction of Nirmal Dey and successively appeared in Prarthana (1952) directed by Pranab Ray and Shyamali (1952) directed by Binoy Bandyopadhyay. She, then took a hiatus and returned to filmdom in Marmabani (1958) under Sushil Majumdar’s direction. She rose to prominence after she had appeared in the Uttam Kumar starrer blockbuster Sonar Harin (1959) directed by Mangal Chakraborty. She rose to higher prominence after she had played the role of Amrapali in Amrapali (1959) directed by Sree Tarashankar and produced by Nalanda Films.

Vyjayanthimala who was later found to play the same titular role was full of praise for her performance in the film. At the beginning of 1960s, she came to a bigger attention for her successive roles in films such as Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960), Shuno Baranari(1960), Komal Gandhar (1961), Swaralipi (1961) to name a few. She made her Bollywood debut opposite Dharmendra in Begaana (1963) under Sadashiv Rao Kavi’s direction. She was applauded for her performance in Raja Sen’s National Award winning Bengali film Atmiyo Swajan (1998). Rediff described her performance in the film as “a fairly good fleshing out Supriya Devi”.

Personal life

In 1954, Supriya married Bishwanath Choudhury and a few years later her only daughter Soma was born. She retired from films for a while before returning in the late 1950s. Later she lived together with Mahanayak Uttam Kumar.

26 January 2018

Supriya Devi passed away today after suffering a severe cardiac arrest. She was 85. The actress was at her residence when she suffered the fatal attack. Supriya Devi is survived by her daughter. “She felt unwell around 6.20 a.m. She was in the bathroom then. When doctors were called, they declared her dead,” they said.

Supriya Devi’s contemporary and veteran actress Sabitri Chattopadhyay said, “I cannot believe this news. We regularly talked over phone.” West Bengal Power Minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay visited Supriya Devi’s residence to pay tributes and said arrangements were being made on behalf of the state government for the last rites.