An Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA has sought a ban on reality TV show 'Bigg Boss 13' for allegedly promoting obscenity and demanded that its host and actor Salman Khan be booked under the stringent National Security Act.Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Nand Kishore Gurjar has sent a letter to the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar claiming that the reality show currently being aired on Colors channel has "shattered social harmony" and promotes "obscenity and vulgarity".The MLA said that the channel is broadcasting the show at prime time when usually families sit together to watch TV.Close On one hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is portraying and promoting our ancient culture on the international stage and on the other we have this obnoxious show, the MLA said. related news 373 infra projects show cost overruns of Rs 3.89 lakh cr Panipat looks for a turnaround, Vidyut Jammwal's Commando 3 is profitable Unnao rape victim's sister says family won't … [Read more...] about Ban Bigg Boss, book Salman Khan under NSA, demands UP BJP MLA
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A senior Swedish minister has opined that the US finally quitting the Paris Climate Accord throws up a big opportunity for Stockholm and New Delhi to set an example for the rest of the world on the need for collaborative efforts to meet the challenges of climate change. Swedish minister for business, industry and innovation Ibrahim Baylan believes that such a collaboration between the two nations is very possible because of the many shared values and the democratic framework both the countries operate in. This can help fill the void created by the US formally withdrawing from the pact to a large extent, he feels."With the US withdrawing from the Paris Agreement and now that we are daily getting reports on how the climate is changing and the number of people migrating, it is necessary that India and Swedan collaborate and set a good example globally for transitioning to sustainable growth," Baylan told PTI in an interaction during his visit to the city mid last week as part of the royal … [Read more...] about India, Sweden can collaborate on efforts to mitigate climate change, says minister
With no hangman in Tihar, where the death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya rape-and-murder case are lodged, the jail authorities have approached other prisons in the country to provide them with a hangman, sources said on December 8.They said informal talks are underway with Uttar Pradesh prison authorities.The Union Home Ministry on Friday recommended President Ram Nath Kovind to reject the mercy plea filed by Vinay Sharma, one of the convicts facing the gallows for the rape and murder of the 23-year-old paramedic student.Close A day later, Sharma withdrew his plea, saying it was sent without his consent. related news Will win most of the 15 seats in bypolls, say Karnataka BJP leaders Anaj Mandi fire: Firemen were not aware about presence of people inside factory Nirbhaya was gang-raped on Dec 16, 2012. She later succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Singapore. The brutality of the rape had shocked the nation and triggered massive protests.The Supreme Court on Dec 12, … [Read more...] about Nirbhaya rape case: Tihar jail approaches other prisons for hangman
As a certain musical once taught us, 525,600 minutes is but one of many ways to measure a year. Another is with newsworthy events, and according to one just-released massive illustration, 2015 was 143 happenings long. advertisement It’s the time of year for looking back, and the team at digital agency Beutler Ink have a specific way of doing so. Each year, they commission an illustration from a different artist that captures the most memorable things that occurred over the previous 12 months. It’s like a Where’s Waldo? poster except you’re trying to locate #TheDress and that a-hole dentist who shot Cecil The Lion. For this year’s rendition, artist Luke McGarry cartoonized 143 moments from of sobering news, frivolous pop culture, internet memes and everything in between. According to Beutler Ink’s blog post, the team began gathering ideas for this year’s poster in a shared Google Doc almost immediately after last year’s went up. (One … [Read more...] about How Many of the 143 Events From 2015 Captured In This Illustration Can You Spot?
As the world gathers in Paris to hammer out a new comprehensive agreement to tackle climate change, the success or failure of that deal will rest to a great degree on the next president of the United States. Regardless of one’s political or economic views, or scientific understanding of the topic, a lot is at stake for the world’s environment and its economy, so our next choice of president matters. Here then is a summary of the candidates “climate IQ” (focused on the leaders in current polls): In reality, there should be no disagreement at all. The technologies that address greenhouse gas reductions are also massive domestic economic opportunities, especially those applied to renewables and clean fuels; energy efficiency; and waste reduction and reuse. The only real question is whether our next president has a high climate IQ and uses that wisdom–along with nearly 200 nations that will reach an agreement in Paris–to take meaningful action before … [Read more...] about What Are The Presidential Candidates Climate IQs?