Censor Board clears Padmavati with U/A certificate, title may change, says report

The Deepika Padukone’s upcoming film Padmavati may now be titled as “Padmavat” as it is one of the suggestions made by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to the makers of the film. As the film is based on the book Padmavat by poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi, the title may also change to Padmavat. This epic poem was written in the sixteenth century.

The examining committee constituted by Censor Board had a meeting on December 28 where it decided to give U/A certificate to the film with minor modifications. Some TV channels, however, showed the news that the board has suggested for 26 changes in the film including a change in the title. “Central Board of Film Certification had examining committee meeting on 28 Dec to review #Padmavati & decided to give it UA certificate along with some modifications & likely change of the title to Padmavat. Certificate to be issued once required & agreed modifications are made,” ANI tweeted. The review panel included Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr. Chandramani Singh and Prof KK Singh of Jaipur University.

The Bhansali’s film witnessed trouble right from the start when its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali started shooting in Jaipur in March-April this year. The director was slapped and assaulted on the sets of the film by members of Karni Sena who staged an angry protest at Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur where he was shooting for the film. Creating chaos on the sets, they also damaged cameras and other shooting equipment while raising slogans and abusing. Following this, Rajput groups also staged violent protests on the rumors that Bhansali included a romantic scene between the queen and Allauddin Khilji, who was the Delhi emperor, attacked Mewar’s capital Chittorgarh. The film stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in pivotal roles.

Four Indians caught by Nigerian authorities released, says External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

On Saturday, the External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said that four Indians, who were in the custody of Nigerian authorities, have been released after the intervention of the Indian high commissioner there. Two of the four Indians had asked for Swaraj’s intervention in the past for their release.

One of the caught Indians, Viyas Yadav, had said that they were detained by the Nigerian authorities and were kept in Lagos for the past three months. “I am happy to inform that we have secured the return of Capt Atul Sharma, Sudhir Kumar, Balvinder Singh and Viyas Yadav to India. I appreciate the efforts of B N Reddy, Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria. We thank Nigerian authorities for their help,” the External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted. As per the reports, the four Indians were on board a merchant vessel and were caught by the officials there as they were seeking for the ship for a crime in the past. Both Kumar and Sharma are from Himachal Pradesh.

Apple offers battery cost by Rs 2,000, apologized for slowing older iPhones

Apple updated its battery replacement programme for India on Monday when they apologized to users for deliberately slowing down iPhones with drained batteries. The company will charge now Rs 2,000 for any user with an iPhone 6 or later, whose battery needs to be changed. Apple had down the prices from approximately Rs 6,000 (plus taxes) to Rs 2,000 (plus taxes) now.

Apple has also promised to more crystal-clear about how it handles power optimization of iPhones. They will also give an iOS software update early in 2018 to provide users more “visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance”. “First and foremost, we have never — and would never — do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades. Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that,” Apple said. The company also revealed that it had introduced the power optimization through iOS 10.2.1 update to avoid unexpected shutdowns on iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, and SE.

“With the update, iOS dynamically manages the maximum performance of some system components when needed to prevent a shutdown. While these changes may go unnoticed, in some cases users may experience longer launch times for apps and other reductions in performance,” the company added. Apple had faced major criticism previously from the users following the disclosure of purposely slowing down iPhones. The company’s move was witnessed as part of Apple’s effort to encourage demand for newer iPhone models iPhone models, a conspiracy model that has been surfing on the internet for a quite long time.

BJP moves privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi for “mocking” Arun Jaitley’s name in a tweet

The BJP lawmaker accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of “intentionally twisting” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s name by spelling it as “Jaitlie” in his tweet, who moved a notice on Thursday in parliament against the Congress president. The Rajya Sabha chairman is scrutinizing where the 47-year-old party president purposely misspelled Jaitley’s name to mock him, which is alleged by BJP lawmaker Bhupendra Yadav.

The RS chairman Venkaiah Naidu said in the house that “The notice given by Bhupendra Yadav regarding a privilege motion is before me. I have to examine it and then take a view. I will go through the privilege motion and take an appropriate decision”. The Gandhi’s tweet was posted on Wednesday, hours following the government and the opposition worked out a conflict to end the regular protests against PM Modi’s remarks denoting a conspiracy between Congress leaders and Pakistan to defeat the BJP in Gujarat. “The Prime Minister in his speeches didn’t question, nor meant to question the commitment to this nation of either former PM Manmohan Singh or former Vice President Hamid Ansari, any such perception is erroneous, we hold these leaders in high esteem, as well as their commitment to India,” the FM said in the Rajya Sabha.

Following to Jaitely’s words in the house, Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Dear Mr. Jaitlie – thank you for reminding India that our PM never means what he says or says what he means.” The BJP lawmaker Bhupendra Yadav said the Congress chief had “intentionally, maliciously and disrespectfully twisted” the finance minister’s name. He appealed that it must be seen as a breach of privilege. “Anybody outside commenting on that agreement is not fair and good for the House and for the system also. Anyhow, whatever it is, I will be going through the privilege motion and take an appropriate decision,” the RS chairman Naidu said.

14 dead in enormous fire at the rooftop restaurant in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills: Important Points

*No less than 14 people were killed and 19 others found wounded in a fire that broke out just after midnight on the third floor of a four-storeyed building on Senapati Bapat Marg.

*More than 50 people were hospitalized, out of which 12 were being treated for injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

*Many people who tried to use the shelter in the bathroom got trapped and lost their lives.

*Most of the victims were women attending a birthday party at the restaurant. Among who died in the incident was the 28-year-old woman celebrating her birthday, her grandfather told Reuters.

*The PTI reported that police have booked Hratesh Sanghvi, Jigar Sanghvi and Abhijeet Manka of C Grade Hospitality under various charges including culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Under IPC sections 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), they’re charged as well.

*The reason behind the fire is yet to be discovered.

*The President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted about the incident that “Disturbing news about the fire in Mumbai. Condolences to the bereaved families and wishing the injured an early recovery. Commend the valiant efforts of fire-fighters and those in rescue ops #PresidentKovind”.

*Anguished at the incident that took place, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Anguished by the fire in Mumbai, My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. I pray that those injured recover quickly.”

*The Commissioner of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has been directed by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the misfortune.

Tiger Zinda Hai box office Day 7: Salman Khan’s film touched Rs 200 crore club

Salman Khan is truly a rescuer for the Indian box office. His recent film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has proved it again that he’s unarguably the biggest superstar of recent times. The 52-year-old actor’s film not only shattered many records at the box office but also revived the slowed down Indian box office. From last some months, many big Indian films failed to create moolah at the box office. Tiger Zinda Hai roared at the box office as it was expected.

The Salman-Katrina fans were waiting eagerly for their reunion on the silver screen and they’d to wait for five years to see them together in a film, which is a sequel to Salman’s 2012 release ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Tiger Zinda Hai had received positive reviews from the critics as well. This Salman Khan film crossed Rs 150 crore in just first four days. The film is all set to cross Rs 200 crore by today itself in India. As per the early estimates, Tiger Zinda Hai made approx. Rs 15 crore on Thursday.

Here is the full list of day by day box-office collection of

Tiger Zinda Hai:

Day 1 – Friday (Dec 22) – Rs 34.10 crore

Day 2 – Saturday (Dec 23) – Rs 35.30 crore

Day 3 – Sunday (Dec 24) – Rs 45.53 crore

Day 4 – Monday (Dec 25) – Rs 36.54 crore

Day 5 – Tuesday (Dec 26) – Rs 21 .60 crore

Day 6- Wednesday (Dec 27) – Rs 17.55 crore

Day 7- Thursday (Dec 28) – Rs. 15 crores approximately

Total box-office collection of Tiger Zinda Hai: Rs 205.62 crore approximately.

As the box office numbers are going, it seems like Tiger Zinda Hai may break and create many new records in the upcoming days. This Salman Khan film has been the perfect New Year gift for Indian box office, which was facing a dull period from quite a long time.

BJP-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation to ban display of non-veg food outside eateries

The BJP-ruled civic body has ordered food stalls to drop meat, raw or cooked, inside shelves in South Delhi referring hygiene and “sentiments of people” as the main reasons behind it. In its recent meeting, the proposal was brought in the BJP-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) House and was approved by it, the Leader of House Shikha Rai said.

He added that the proposal suggests for “both raw and cooked meat” of all kinds displayed by shop-owners just outside of their shops. A spokesperson of the SDMC said, “It was a private member resolution originally moved by a councilor from Kakrola village in Najafgarh Zone in the Health Committee meeting. The committee then moved it to the SDMC House, which then approved it.” “Since it was a private member resolution, the proposal would now be sent to the Commissioner to be examined, if it is in accordance with the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act. He may accept or reject it,” he added.

South Delhi is famous for many eateries and restaurants selling meat products in areas including Hauz Khas, New Friends’ Colony, Kamal Cinema in Safdarjung Green Park, Amar Colony Market near Lajpat Nagar. The display of pierced kebabs, chicken and shawarma is a quite common sight at eating joints selling mean in various parts of Delhi. The Congress councilor and leader of his party in the SDMC House Abhishek Dutt said, “This is an interference in people’s personal lives. Just because the BJP has a majority in the House it cannot make such dictatorial decisions. If it’s related to hygiene they should challan those flouting rules. What is the need for bringing in such a blanket ban.”

He added that his party had opposed the proposal but due to lack of a majority in the House, the bill was approved. The Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said that the purpose behind this move was public health and maintained that there would be no restrictions on the sale of non-vegetarian food. The Indian Medical Associated (IMA) showed objection to the proposal, mentioning that food has to be hygienic, either vegetarian or non-vegetarian. “We do not find any rationale behind the move that prohibits the display of only non-vegetarian food outside shops, restaurants. If contamination of food is the concern then why to keep out vegetarian food and snacks out of this order,” IMA President K K Aggarwal said.