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To come back in power, BJP has to build Ram Mandir: Hindu priest threatens to withdraw support

06 Jun,2018 Politics

NEW DELHI: There seems to be no end to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s troubles. On one hand, the Opposition is gaining footage with every passing poll, on the other hand, some of the party’s supporting organisations are pressing on the issue of Ram Mandir.

“If they (BJP) want to come in power again (in 2019) then they have to build the Ram Temple, else we will start a movement and make sure they are defeated,” Mahant Paramhans Das, a priest in Uttar Pradesh’s Chawani Temple told ANI.

Das’ was reacting to Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi statement.

Naqvi had earlier claimed that development will be the only issue for BJP in 2019 elections, further adding that Hindutva and Ram Mandir are not the primary issues for the saffron party.

“Today our government has made development as the mood of the nation. We have made development, a people’s movement. Prime Minister Modi has become ‘Vikas Nayak’ for the people of the country,” the minister said.

Naqvi further added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been the “biggest victim of political intolerance” and from Gujarat to Delhi “political conspiracies” were hatched against him by “frustrated forces” who have been defeated by the people of the country.

The Hindu Yuva Vahini, a youth wing formed by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, also reportedly threatened to cut off contact with BJP if building the Ram Mandir ceases to be one of the primary issues.

They added that the recent defeat in by-elections is due to the party’s slow move over the construction of Ram Mandir.

Clean India: Government launches sanitary pads at only Rs 2.50

06 Jun,2018 Business

Bringing yet another innovation in spreading cleanliness and hygiene, the government introduced sanitary pads that will be sold at Rs 2.50 on Monday, June 4. This is pad is also environment-friendly. Under the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi project, the pad will be sold all over the country.

Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh L Mandavia told reporters in New Delhi that these sanitary pads, called Oxo-biodegradable facility, will be available at 3,600 Drug Centers across the country. This center is spread across 33 States and Union Territories.

The minister said that the price of these pads has been kept low for better reach and usage. In the market where the available pads are generally priced at Rs 8 per unit, the cost of the four unit packs is Rs 10.

The minister also added that the pad will help women of poor classes to maintain their basic needs related to cleanliness. He also said that competition from the new cheap pad market will increase and other companies can also reduce their prices.

Bepannah 5 June 2018 Full Episode Written Update: Rajvir Finds Out About Zoya and Aditya’s Whereabouts

06 Jun,2018 Entertainment

In yesterday’s episode of Bepannah, Aditya starts to feel very thirsty while being in the jungle. Zoya finds a pond and helps Aditya drink water. On the other side, the bankers reach Zosh Company and order to seal it. The employees plead for being given some more time but the bankers are reluctant in accepting their requests and further seal the company.
Aditya finds a phone booth and makes a call to Arjun. A police officer happens to stand beside Arjun while he attends the call thinking that it is Aditya who had called. Aditya also, very smartly, talks in Sheikh’s tone, tells his location in code language and easily fools the police officer while Arjun knows that it is Aditya on the line. Arjun cracks the code and comes to know that Aditya was in Badlapur. Rajvir tracks Aditya’s and Arjun’s phone call and is also able to know Aditya’s location. Aditya and Zoya find a tea stall and buy something to eat. Arjun is trying to get out of his house in order to reach Zoya and Aditya but the police don’t allow him to leave.
Zoya and Aditya see a car coming their way. Zoya assumes that it was Arjun’s car but Aditya tells him that it wasn’t Arjun and they both realise it is Rajvir. Zoya and Aditya again start running away and enter the jungle. While trying to find a place to hide Zoya’s foot gets stuck in a trap that is usually placed for animal hunting. Aditya helps Zoya to get out of it and further carries Zoya in his arms and continues to run.
Zoya and Aditya reach a place which looked busy as people could be seen around. They find a house where they could see no one and so they decide to go there to hide. Rajvir reaches the same place and orders the police to look everywhere for Aditya and Zoya.

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Terry Savage: What Cannes should and shouldn’t be

Terry Savage: What Cannes should and shouldn’t be

04 Jun,2018 Business

I’m often asked how the Cannes Lions festival will be different this year. My response is that in many ways the festival will remain the same, because creativity, learning and inspiration remain at its heart. World-class work will continue to be at the centre, as we celebrate and honour creativity through the Lions awards, while ensuring that inspirational networking opportunities are truly valuable for all attendees.

The logistics may have changed. We have reduced the number of days the festival runs, from eight to five. We have also transformed the awards structure, focusing the Lions and the content on the stages into nine comprehensive tracks. But what we stand for and what we believe in is exactly the same as it has always been: creativity as a positive force for business, for change and for good in the world.

I hear comments that we have become too big and too inclusive of all industry sectors. But the fact is, the creative landscape is evolving. Cannes Lions always does and always will respond to reflect changes in the industry. This is at the centre of what we do: opening the hearts and minds of the global industry to recognise the opportunities that abound.

In 2018, the reality is that creativity is coming from everywhere, as it should. And as a champion of creativity, the festival believes that brands and agencies should drive creative thinking into every part of their business, cross-fertilising with diverse disciplines, from data to tech.

This is also where the real opportunities lie. The festival provides a global platform for a community of people from many different sectors and geographical locations to come together, to deepen relationships and partnerships and build the foundations and culture to enable creativity to flourish.

I also hear comments that Cannes Lions is not what it was. That is correct, it has changed and so it should. I remember my first trip to the festival in 1986 with much anticipation, only to discover no seminars, limited categories and one award ceremony. Frankly, it was unfulfilling. It was certainly not the world-class, dynamic event that it is today.

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Technology has changed the world and it will continue to do so, in ways we can only imagine. Innovations in data, VR, AI and new technologies are transforming the way businesses work. As a truly global festival that embraces diverse sectors, we are in a very privileged place. We can campaign for the power of creativity across every touchpoint of the industry and encourage and enable collaboration.

A bad book is a bad book and you stop reading. A bad film is a bad film and you stop watching. You know the next line…

Cannes Lions is so unique because it offers many choices and routes through the festival experience. You can choose how often you work and how often you play, when and how to be inspired by the work, the conversations and the people. You can decide how much time to spend at parties, at networking sessions, or inside talks and workshops being inspired by the greatest minds on the planet. And you can pick the experiences to take away and take back to your colleagues and businesses.

The festival is a global meeting place, where you can witness the changing industry landscape, where you will come together with a community of people from over 100 countries, who bring diverse skillsets and experiences to share. At Cannes Lions you can witness and be part of the changing landscape. This will enable our industry to adapt and remain at the forefront of culture, innovation and ideas.

I say, come to Cannes Lions. See everything you can on stage, see as much work as you can, go to the award ceremonies and then come back and inspire all of those around and share the many opportunities that creativity brings to the world we live in.

Creativity, across all sectors, is stronger now that it has ever been. How privileged we are to work in the world of creativity and to be able to come together at the Festival, as an industry from all corners of the globe. We hope to see you there.

Terry Savage is the chairman of Cannes Lions. He will step down, after 33 years leading the festival, following this year’s edition.

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