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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.

News from Sports

YouTube ‘prankster’ sued by In-N-Out Burger

YouTube ‘prankster’ sued by In-N-Out Burger

28 Mar,2018 Sports

A Californian fast-food chain is suing a YouTube videomaker over claims his “prank” films caused “irreparable harm” to two of its restaurants.

One incident allegedly involved Cody Roeder telling a customer their meal was “contaminated” and “garbage” while pretending to be the company’s chief executive.

In-N-Out Burger is seeking damages of more than $25,000 (£17,660) .

Mr Roeder did not respond to a request for comment.

But a video of the stunts posted to his Trollmunchies channel a fortnight ago has since been made private, along with footage of another practical joke at a Taco Bell restaurant.

In-N-Out Burger is also seeking restraining orders against both Mr Roeder and unidentified members of his film crew.
Burger and chipsImage copyrightALAMYImage captionMr Roeder is accused of throwing a customer’s burger on the ground and stepping on it
The company’s lawyer provided a statement to the Orange County Register newspaper in which he accused the team of having been “intentionally disruptive”.

“These visitors have unfortunately used deceit, fraud, and trespass to their own advantage, and in each instance, they have attempted to humiliate, offend, or otherwise make our customers or associates uncomfortable,” added Arnie Wensinger.

Arrests and fines

Trollmunchies’ YouTube account has more than 627,000 subscribers. And one of its past videos has attracted 12.7 million views. Much of the content contains adverts.
Trollmunchies pageImage copyrightYOUTUBEImage captionThe Trollmunchies channel features videos dating back to 2012
Other self-styled pranksters have run into legal problems of their own after making clips for the Google-owned platform:

  • Four members of the UK-based Trollstation group were jailed in 2016 after staging a fake robbery and kidnapping
  • A married US-based couple were sentenced to five years’ probation in 2017 for child neglect after posting videos of themselves destroying their children’s toys and making them cry
  • An Australian man was fined 1,200 Australian dollars ($920; £651) in January after jumping off a bridge in response to being called a “silly salmon”

Media captionTrollstation member Daniel Jarvis told the BBC he was “not proud” of his part in a fake robbery at a major London gallery
The editor of a YouTube-focused news site said that there was competition among some creators to create increasingly shocking content.

“It has become a trend to create the most crazy looking video you can. And the pranks themselves have been becoming more and more extreme,” TenEighty magazine’s Alex Brinnand told the BBC.

“And unfortunately it’s not as regulated as traditional media and television shows of a similar vein are.”

YouTube bans certain types of video that encourage harmful or dangerous behaviour. In March it also introduced manual checks of clips seeking to be part of a premium advertising programme.

But Mr Brinnand said more could be done to tackle the most extreme pranks.

“YouTube has always been very reserved about getting involved in specific cases,” he said.

“There have been many cries from the community about videos that have quite clearly violated its guidelines… and yet some are still up.”