Greta Thunberg tells global leaders: “If you chose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you.”

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Greta Thunberg doesn’t mince words and began an international youth movement against climate change. The teenager hails from Sweden and came into the limelight when the youngster refused to travel by air and reason won the heart of all the people across the world. Teenage Swedish environmental activist didn’t wanted to fly in the air to avoid excessive polluting emission and plans to travel only by using public trains and buses from one end of the American continent.

She has taken a break from the studies and is being accompanied by her father Svante and by the youngest son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Pierre Casiraghi. Thunberg will be traveling along with 17 sailboats, each of them representing one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. They will be crossing the Atlantic and will reach the US ahead of her participation in the UN climate summit at the end of September.

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Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg isn’t afraid to speak her mind while addressing the world’s most powerful people. She spoke at the UN Climate Action Summit which took place at New York, was visibly irritated with her audience and held back tears of rage. Greta Thunberg addressed the Global leaders present the audience and asked them “How dare you?” She once again emphasized that, if the world continued with the current situation, her generation would face a challenging disaster.

The youngster left school in her native Sweden a year ago to protest about no concrete steps isn’t been take place to protect our climate and a message for the world leaders who had assembled in New York. “I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you? Adults keep saying we owe it to the young people to give them hope. But I don’t want your hope. I want you to panic.”

Thunberg, along with 15 other children filed a complaint with the United Nations alleging that five of the world’s leading economies (Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany and Turkey) have violated their human rights by not taking adequate action to stop the unfolding climate crisis. The petitioner’s age group range 8 to 17 and citizens from Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, India, the Marshall Islands, Nigeria, Palau, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia and the United States.

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“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystem are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?”

“How dare you continue to look away and come here and say you’re doing enough when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight? You say you hear us and that you understand the urgency, but no matter how sad and angry I am, I do not want to believe that, because if you really understood the situation and still kept on failing to act, then you would be evil, and that I refuse to believe.”


Her speech ended with a powerful message and was quoted saying that  “You’re failing us, but the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say, we will never forgive you.”  

Emmy Awards 2019: Game Of Thrones Actor Peter Dinklage Battles His Tears While Delivering His Victory Speech

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Game of Thrones is one of the most popular show all around the world and has become a worldwide phenomenon. It has been a few months since the show brought down the curtain with its final season. The show boost of stellar star cast who enthralled with their phenomenal performance. The last edition of the show got a mixed review from the audience and been the most divisive season of the series.

The final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ premiered on April 14, 2019, and concluded on May 19, 2019. The show created record viewership after the release of the first episode of the eighth season and attracted 17.4 million viewers across platforms like linear, HBOGO and HBO NOW.

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 The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards took place today at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and was star-studded night event. The Emmys are bestowed to the Television Arts & Sciences and are the biggest honours in the television medium.

The HBO fantasy epic won 32 Emmy Award nominations for its final season. Nominations included outstanding drama series, Kit Harington for best actor, Emilia Clarke for best actress, four best-supporting actress nods (Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams) and a trio of best-supporting actor contenders (Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Dinklage).

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Game of Thrones has won a total of 12 Emmys for its eighth and final season, with Peter Dinklage who essayed the role of Tyrion Lannister won the outstanding supporting actor and the show winning for outstanding drama series. Peter Dinklage in his speech was quoted saying that, “I count myself so fortunate to be a member of a community that is all about tolerance and diversity, because nowhere else could I be standing on a stage like this. David and Dan, we walked through fire and ice for you. And I’d do it all again in a heartbeat.”


Love it or hate it, the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is still a spectacular visual feast in every way. The series has over the years has given us some memorable moments which consists of major alliances, reunions, and warnings. Let’s look back at its most powerful scenes from the last and final season:-

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1. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen in happier times 

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 The show witnessed love story blossoming between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. We witnessed the love birds going on dragon joy ride together for the first time over snow-covered valleys, before landing beside a picturesque waterfall. The dialogue which made our day was “We could stay here for a thousand years. No one would find us.”

2. Size doesn’t matter for pint-sized Lyanna Mormont

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The Much awaited Battle of Winterfell gave an everlasting moment captured people’s hearts and has firmly cemented one character to be precise as the icon they deserve to be – Lyanna Mormont. Though she couldn’t see the end of the war due to her sheer courage was able to kill the biggest wight with a stab to its eye before giving in to death.

3. Daenerys crying over Ser Jorah during the Battle of Winterfell  

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Ser Jorah Mormont was one of the most faithful soldiers who was exiled Northern lord from Westeros, previously living in Esso. He had sworn to protect his queen, Daenerys Targaryen or Khaleesi of the Dothraki. We all cried along with mothers of the dragon and protect the queen till the last breath he took by shield her, was heartbreaking.

4. The Night King was as surprised as we are to see Arya Stark

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For a very long time, we were convinced that on Snow (played by Kit Harington) would take the reins in killing off the harrowing Night King but we surprised to see Arya Stark managed to kill the Night King. “The Night King walks with methodical, terrifying calm. He stops before Bran and raises his sword to strike, but something is hurtling towards him out of the darkness. Arya. She vaults off a pile of dead wights, leaps at the Night King and she plunges the dagger through the Night King’s armour. The Night King shatters.”

 5. Drogon blazing the Iron Throne

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Daenerys Targaryen’s death was one of the most intense moments in the Game of Thrones finale. We couldn’t believe our eyes Jon Snow buried a knife into the love of his life, Daenerys’ heart. But what happened post that was truly unpreceded as Drogon was probably thinking when it melted the Iron Throne. Drogon, the last of her three magical children, consistently displayed a degree of emotional intelligence and a fierce sense of loyalty to his mother is moving.

 The fans are now eagerly waiting for the prequel series which is based on the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire; by George R.R. Martin and is in development phases. The show will give an insight into the history of House Targaryen and which took place 300 years before Game of Thrones.

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Shireen Baratheon gave an insight what the fans can expect from the upcoming show and was quoted saying that, “It’s the story of the fight between Rhaenyra Targaryen and her half-brother Aegon for control over the Seven Kingdoms. Both of them thought they belonged on the Iron Throne. When people started declaring for one of them or the other, their fight divided the kingdoms in two. Brothers fought brothers, dragons fought dragons. By the time it was over, thousands were dead. And it was a disaster for the Targaryens as well. They never truly recovered.”

Manoj Bajpayee Opens Up On His First Web Series ‘The Family Man’, Working With Director Duo Raj-DK And The Digital Medium.


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Manoj Bajpayee is one of the most versatile and underrated actors in our country. He is considered as a method actor and a director’s actor. He is appreciated for his distinct style of acting and unconventional roles in movies as Shool, Satya, Gangs of Wasseypur and Aligarh to name a few which are still etched in the minds of the audience.

The versatile actor is all set to make his web debut with ‘The Family Man’ on Amazon Prime. The show is created and directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. The story revolves around central character Srikant Tiwari who is a World Class Spy and the role is being played by none other than Manoj Bajpayee.

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His character lives a dual life of a dotting family man and a spy but at the same time trying to balance both the worlds. We get to see that like any doting father he drops his children to the school and at the same buys groceries from the local market. His wife is unaware that her husband job profile and isn’t aware he is an intelligence officer at the National Investigation Agency. The Spy major work comprises of stopping terror attacks and undertaking tense crisis discussions. 

 The show creator Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K has beautifully crafted the story and gives an insight into how an intelligence agency works in the Sub Continent. Srikant Tiwari can be seen in his shirt tucked out and his mobile phone continuously ringing and finding trying straddling both professional and personal life.

During the interaction, Baaghi 2 revealed the reason to be part of this specific project and was quoted saying that “Spies are the biggest actors. They will tell a lie no common man can catch. Srikant Tiwari, in that sense, is a difficult character. He’s somebody even the police can’t understand. At no point can they make out if he is bluffing or being truthful.”

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He further added that “Regardless of that, I must add that because of OTT platforms, genuine talent is getting consumed. It’s so disheartening to see actors who are struggling and auditioning but not getting their due. Today, as a result of the content boom, there’s a willingness among casting directors and filmmakers to reach out to people with potential.”

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He further added that “Regardless of that, I must add that because of OTT platforms, genuine talent is getting consumed. It’s so disheartening to see actors who are struggling and auditioning but not getting their due. Today, as a result of the content boom, there’s a willingness among casting directors and filmmakers to reach out to people with potential.”

The show was extensively shot Delhi, Kochi, Kashmir, and Ladakh. This is Manoj’s debut digital series and joins the likes Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pankaj Tripathi have already made a mark in this space with shows such as Mirzapur and Sacred Games.

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 One of the show creators of the show also gave an insight into their decision to make their debut in the OTT platforms and said that “We wanted to showcase the vibrancy of India through this format. You will hear six languages on the show, including Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kashmiri, and Pashto. Unlike a film, it’s the availability of subtitles on streaming sites that made such a venture possible.”

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 The family Man has a huge start consisting of actors – Sharib Hashmi (Filmistaan) as Srikant’s partner J.K. Talpade, Neeraj Madhav (Lavakusha) as ISIS recruit Moosa Rehman, debutants Mehek Thakur and Vedant Sinha as the elder and younger Tiwari siblings Dhriti and Atharv, Shahab Ali (Kedarnath) as Sajid, Pawan Chopra (Airlift) as Srikant’s boss Mr. Sharma, Shreya Dhanwanthary (Ladies Room) as new agent Zoya, Sharad Kelkar (Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai) as Suchitra’s former colleague Arvind, Dalip Tahil (Mission Mangal) as Srikant’s mentor Kulkarni, Kishore Kumar G. (Haridas) as Mumbai Police’s Force One officer Pasha, Mir Sarwar (Kesari) as Faizan, and Gul Panag (Dor) as Srinagar NIA officer Saloni Bhatt.

Kaun Banega Crorepati 11: Babita Tade Share The Most Eye-Catching Section About What She Wanted To Buy With Her Prize Money.

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Amitabh Bachchan is a name to reckon with Indian Cinema and entertained with us over the decades. He personifies perfection which is quite evident in every role essayed by him and is the epitome of versatility. Kaun Banega Crorepati is very close to the heart and played a crucial role in his life when he was facing financial trouble. KBC came as a saviour for both Big B and Star Plus and revived their fortune overnight.

During the interaction with the media Amitabh Bachchan was quoted saying that, “In the year 2000, when the entire world was celebrating the new century, I was celebrating my disastrous fortune. There were no films, no money, no company, a million legal cases against and the tax authorities had put a notice of recovery on my home.

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During the said time most of the big movie star used to stay away from doing television shows, but Bachchan changed that perception. If sources are to believe that Bachchan earned Rs 15 crore for 85 episodes of the show. The success of the show led Amitabh Bachchan became the brand ambassador for ICICI Bank and signed an endorsement deal for Rs 10 crore, helped Big B pay back creditors and clean up ABCL’s balance sheet. 

Amitabh Bachchan is currently hosting the 11th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati and today episode will  begin with contestant Babita Tade. She a cook by profession and works at the ‘Panchafulabi Harne Vidyalaya and Junior College’ in Anjangaon Surj.

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Her Specialty is in making ‘Khichdi’ and is making it for the past 17 years for the students. The life journey is quite motivating, though she got married at a very early age but her husband has stood by a pillar and supported to her pursue B.A. Her husband works as a peon in the same school. She takes two hours to prepare her trademark khichdi and what makes her dish so special is using different elements every day. Sometimes her husband gives her helping hand to serve the students. She earns only Rs 1,500 per month for feeding 400 children twice every day. Children fondly call Babita ‘Kaku’.

 Here are few questioned which was answered by Babita Tade and we list down them below:-

 Q. What do bees make from collecting the nectar of flowers?

A. Honey

Q. The name of which is missing from the Hindi film title “_____: The Surgical Strike”? 

A. Uri

Q. How many years add up to a “Shatabdi”?

A. 100

Q. Which of these is a commonly used ingredient in the preparation of the snack shown in this image?

A. Chawal ka atta

 Babita Tade becomes the roll-over contestant for the next episode and will be creating history by attempting to the Rs 7 crore jackpot question in today’s episode. During the show, Big B asked her what will she buy with the money she wins in the show and Babita Kaku replied she would like to buy her phone as currently the entire family sharing one mobile phone. Hearing this Big B was surprised and taken back also as most of the contestants want to make a house or clear their debts. Big B got emotional with her answer and gifted her mobile phone.

The said episode will air today on Sony TV at 9 pm. 

On the professional front, Mr Bachchan will next be seen movies such are Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Brahmastra and Chehre. 

Newly-Appointed Batting Coach Of Indian Cricket: Pant Is A Phenomenal Player But Needs To Bring A “Bit Of Discipline” To His Game.

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After the first T20I was washed out in Dharamsala, the action now shifts to Mohali for the second T20I and this will give another chance for Indian Captain Virat Kohli to try out new combinations. The team comprises a bunch of players who all our match winners and today we will talk under pressure Rishabh Pant who has been criticized for giving away his wicket in a silly manner which isn’t come down well with the team management and fans alike.

Delhi Capital players have gone through a lot of highs and lows in his cricketing career. The first time he came into the limelight when he set ablaze with his performance at the India Under-19 in the 2016 World Cup. He played an explosive inning of 24-ball 75, the fastest half-century of the tournament, against Nepal and followed it up with a century vs Namibia. Though Indian Cricket Team couldn’t be left the trophy, the star was born.



Pants hard work came to fruition when he was picked by the Delhi Daredevils (Now Delhi Capital) in the IPL auctions at a whopping price of 1.9 Crores in the 2016 auction. His constant performance during the IPL led to him gain a permanent place in Delhi’s domestic circuit and at the end of the season became captain for the one-day format of the game. He made his debut for the national team against England in a Twenty20 international in Bengaluru.

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Pants hard work came to fruition when he was picked by the Delhi Daredevils (Now Delhi Capital) in the IPL auctions at a whopping price of 1.9 Crores in the 2016 auction. His constant performance during the IPL led to him gain a permanent place in Delhi’s domestic circuit and at the end of the season became captain for the one-day format of the game. He made his debut for the national team against England in a Twenty20 international in Bengaluru.

 The dashing left-handed wicket-keeper batsman can clear boundary ropes with ridiculous ease and has a wide array of the shot. Going into the second season of the IPL, his confidence was sky-high but a tragedy struck which was passing away of his father and led a huge void to fill in his life. He came immediately back post performing last rites and helped his team by guiding his team home with a single-handed effort by scoring 97 against Gujarat Lions to finish the tournament with 366 runs.

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A while back Former Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had decided to take a two-month break and serve his army regiment after a demanding India Premier League season and the 2019 World Cup. This led to the selection of Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to fill as the person whom he will be replacing is none other than legendary captain M.S. Dhoni.

During the interaction with the media Delhi Player was quoted saying that, “I know those are big shoes to fill, but if I start thinking about it there will be a problem. Right now, I am not thinking about what people say. I am just focusing on what I have to do. I just want to do well for my country. That’s the only thing I am focusing on. I take the challenge positively. Now I have to see what I can learn, and what I can do to improve.

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The young lad further added that “The way he reads the game that is the first thing. Then, he is always very calm in pressure situations. There are many things to learn from him. And off the field, he is always very helpful too”

 In recently concluded series against West Indies, Rishabh’s performance has come under a lot of scrutinies as he repeatedly threw his wickets away. During the press conference questioned was asked to Head Coach Ravi and India’s newly appointed batting coach Vikram Rathour was asked if they have talked with Pant and what advice they have given him which will improve his game.

 In recently concluded series against West Indies, Rishabh’s performance has come under a lot of scrutinies as he repeatedly threw his wickets away. During the press conference questioned was asked to Head Coach Ravi and India’s newly appointed batting coach Vikram Rathour was asked if they have talked with Pant and what advice they have given him which will improve his game.

Head coach, Ravi Shastri was quoted saying that, “We’ll let him be but at times when you see a shot, like the first ball dismissal in Trinidad (during the tour of West Indies), if he repeats that, then he will be told. There will be a rap on the knuckles, talent or no talent.

 On the eve India’s second Twenty-20 International (T20I) in Mohali, Rathour was quoted saying that, “Rishabh is a phenomenal player, no doubt about that. Of course, he needs to sort out his gameplan a little more. He needs to bring in a little bit of discipline to his cricket. “What the team management is asking from them is fearless cricket – having clear gameplans and playing with intent, backing your strengths. At the same time, you cannot be careless.”

 The match will take place today at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali and which will be broadcasted on the Star Sports Network from 7 PM onwards.

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India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I squads:-

India T20I Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.

South Africa T20I Squad: Quinton de Kock (captain), Rassie van der Dussen (vice-captain), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde.

#HappyBdayPMModi: The Rise Of Shri Narendra Modi Is Not Your Usual Rags To Riches Journey.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one personality who needs no introduction and his journey from being a humble Chai-Wala to being the Prime Minister of India has inspired millions of heart all across the nation. Born as the third child (out of six) to Damodardas Mulchand (father) and Heeraben Modi (mother), Narendra Damodardas Modi.

On the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 69th birthday in Ahmedabad. PM Modi Ji will visit the Sardar Sarovar Dam site at Kevadiya in Narmada district to attend the “Namami Narmade Mahotsava” to celebrate the dam reaching its water level milestone. Post which he will then speak a rally at 11 a.m and visit his mother Heeraben to seek her blessings.

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Narendra Modi is known for his trends and has inspired the youth through his speeches. He is a self-made individual who came from a non-political. His rags to riches life journey is an encouragement to the masses. Today we will talk about, few facts which are unknown about Modi Ji:-

During his teenage year, Modi had served as a volunteer to the India Army at the railway stations during the Indo- Pak war of 1965. He also helped the flood victims in Gujarat in 1967. At a very young age decided to leave home and started travelling all across the whole nation. This decision helped him a lot as during his visit to these places came across many cultures of India and interacted with different people. In this time he also visited the Himalayas and spent almost two years as a sanyasi with the yogic sadhus

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It well-documented fact that Modi Ji father owned a tea-stall at the Vadnagar Railway Station in Gujarat and Modi Ji on regular interval used help his lending his hands in selling tea at the station. Modi Ji with a lot of grace mentioned this several times in his speeches. Also emphasized him as a ‘poor man’ and talked about his humble on multiple occasion by stating that his mother used to wash utensils at houses for extra money.

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He joined the pro-Hindu Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organization in the early 1970s and set up a unit of the RSS’s students’ wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, in his area. Modi rose steadily in the RSS hierarchy, and his association with the organization significantly benefited his subsequent political career.

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He joined the pro-Hindu Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organization in the early 1970s and set up a unit of the RSS’s students’ wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, in his area. Modi rose steadily in the RSS hierarchy, and his association with the organization significantly benefited his subsequent political career. His first plunge into politics began when he joined the pro-Hindu Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organization in the early 1970s and set up a unit of the RSS’s students’ wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.

Also what will surprise you was his first job was to mop the floor at the RSS Headquarters in Ahmedabad. His sheer hard work and determination led to him to raise the rank in the RSS boasted his political Career. He became an active member of Bharatiya Janata Party in 1987 and went on to win Ahmedabad Municipal Elections the very same year.

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His first plunge into politics began when he joined the pro-Hindu Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organization in the early 1970s and set up a unit of the RSS’s students’ wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.

Also what will surprise you was his first job was to mop the floor at the RSS Headquarters in Ahmedabad. His sheer hard work and determination led to him to raise the rank in the RSS boasted his political Career. He became an active member of Bharatiya Janata Party in 1987 and went on to win Ahmedabad Municipal Elections the very same year.

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Narendra Modi Ji ardent admirer of Swami Atmasthananda and Swami Vivekananda. He was so inspired by Swami Vivekananda that he joined Ramakrishna Mission Ashram to take sanyasi lie and become a monk. He has read some books on Swami Vivekananda page-to-page.

But it was Swami Atmasthananda who advised him not to take up the life of a sanyasi and continue to work for the betterment of the public. He remembers him fondly and had this to say about the crucial role played in his life and was quoted saying that, “I had the fortune of spending time with Swami Atmasthanandaji during my childhood. I have received a lot of affection for him. He has been by my side and supported me at every crucial juncture of my life. I am eagerly looking forward to your visit to Belur Math as the Prime Minister of India. I am happy to learn that you have got a thumping majority. Sri Ramakrishna has allowed you to serve the people of India irrespective of caste, creed and religion.”

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PM Modi Ji is one of the most tech-savvy personality and is quite active on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Linkedin, Sound Cloud, Weibo and other such platforms. Recently PM achieved another milestone by becoming the highest-followed Indian figure on Twitter. His handle @narendramodi has over 50 million followers on the social media platform. His Facebook handles with nearly 44 million followers and on Instagram with around 25 million followers. Prime Minister Modi has 3.4 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.

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Cleanliness and environment are few of the major causes which are very close to the heart of Narendra Modi and started a mission “Swacch Bharat Mission” to spread the awareness of cleanliness among the citizens and was quoted in one of his rallies– “Build toilets before temples”.

PM Modi during the last month of his monthly radio address to the nation, ‘Mann Ki Baat’ highlighted that the time time to come to say ‘good-bye’ to single-use plastic and added “My government has announced that India will put an end to the single-use plastic in the coming years. I believe the time has come for even the world to say good-bye to single-use plastic.”

The first poster for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film on PM Modi’s life, Mann Bairagi, was shared on Twitter by Misson Mangel actor,Akshay Kumar on the occasion of PM Narendra Modi celebrates his 69th birthday today.

Pankaj Advani Creates History By Winning the IBSF World Billiards Championship, for the fourth straight time.

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Pankaj Advani is one of the most prolific snooker players in our Country. He also boasts of rare feet of winning professional world titles in both the long and short formats of snooker and both formats of English billiards. The ace player was born in Pune and spend his growing up years in Kuwait before moving to Bangalore.

Pankaj talent was spotted by Arvind Savur and the game was introduced by his elder brother Dr Shree Advani who has been a renowned sport and performance psychologist. Pankaj first state title win came against none other than his brother who is also his guide.

 India’s billiards ace Pankaj Advani created history by recording a fourth straight win in the IBSF World Billiards Championships and took his overall world title tally to 22. One of India’s most consistent sportsperson, Pankaj Advani has brought home a world trophy every year ever since returning from a professional stint in the UK in 2014. With this victory, Pankaj has led to the fifth title in the last six years in the short format of billiards.

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Post achieving this rare feat, the champion was quoted saying that, “It’s such a touch-and-go format and so unpredictable that winning this four years on the trot and five out of the last six is extremely special.”

Pankaj was once again playing against local favourite Nay Thway Oo and the result was the same as last year when they met each other. The gifted sportsperson from the start of the match went for the kill and was leading 3-0 at the halfway mark with the help of fluent breaks comprising of 145, 89 and 127, while Nay Thway Oo was yet to open his account.

Post winning an astounding 22nd world title, Bengaluru-based cues was quoted saying that “Every time I participate in a World Championship, one thing is clear – my motivation to excel has not diminished. This wins a testament to the fact that my hunger and fire are both well and truly alive.”

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Post winning an astounding 22nd world title, Bengaluru-based cues was quoted saying that “Every time I participate in a World Championship, one thing is clear – my motivation to excel has not diminished. This wins a testament to the fact that my hunger and fire are both well and truly alive.”

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji was one of the first to congratulate Pankaj Advani post registering his 22nd world title by winning a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship which was held in Myanmar. PM Modi Ji wrote, “Congratulations Pankaj Advani! The entire nation is proud of your accomplishments. Your tenacity is admirable. Best wishes for your future endeavours.”

 In reply, Advani tweeted, “Thank you so much for your wishes Hon PM Sir It means a lot.”

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Pankaj Advani (India) defeated Nay Thway Oo (Myanmar) 6-2 150(145)-4, 151(89)-66, 150(127)-50(50), 7-150(63,62), 151(50)-69(50), 150(150)-0, 133(64)-150(105), 150(74)-75(63).

Watch Video: Virat Kohli gets emotional remembering candid moments from the past at the DCA Annual Honours 2019



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Virat Kohli has over the years has elevated his game over the career spanning 11 years and counting. In his professional career, there has been a lot of ups and downs but thin which has been his self-belief in his skills and putting in hard work in whatever he puts his heart into it. Indian Captain, Virat Kohli become the only cricketer in the world to score more than 20,000 international runs in recently concluded series against West Indies. 

 He made his debut vs Sri Lanka at Dambulla and came as a replacement of an injured Virender Sehwag. In his first match, he was only able to score 18 runs in the match and didn’t score a single hundred until December 2009. At the stage where no one would have foreseen that Kohli would be one of the best cricketers in world cricket in years to come.

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The sudden change came in 2011 and from there has been no looking back for Delhi born Player. He performed superbly at the Ranji as well as India level. All his hard work led to him being selected in the squad for the World Cup 2011 and captivated in the finals as he played a crucial knock against the Lankans. He scored 183 against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup a year later, which was followed by two impressive hundreds against Australia at home in 2013 which cemented his place as one of the most sensational talents.

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 A while back Delhi and District Cricket Association had released a statement that Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium will rename as Arun Jaitley Stadium in the memory of its former president who passed away last month. Former Finance, Arun Jaitley Ji played a crucial role in the development of the Delhi players to represent Indian Cricket Team at the national level. The rechristening of the stadium was done to pay homage to the leader who served as DDCA president from 1999 to 2013.

 The said event took place yesterday evening at the Weightlifting Auditorium of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. During the ceremony, the stand at famous cricket ground was named after India captain Virat Kohli.   The event was attended by the Home Minister Amit Shah who digitally inaugurated the renamed Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in presence of late finance minister’s family.


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During the ceremony, Virat Kohli became emotional post the launch of a new pavilion stand bearing his name at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Indian Captain Virat Kohli thanked the DDCA, his team members and his childhood coach. He was quoted saying that Never thought I would be honoured at such a grand scale. Don’t know how to address this as my family, wife, brother, sister-in-law are here.


 Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli who are popularly known as Virushka, the event also once showed us glimpses of a perfect couple who are a pillar of strength for each other.


As per reports in the Times of India, “DDCA president Rajat Sharma recalled how Arun Jaitley praised Virat’s resolve and bravery when he went to play a match for the country even after his father’s death. Jaitley had predicted that one day, no one would be bigger than Virat when it came to cricket. Upon hearing this, Anushka was seen trying to hold back tears and showed support to Virat by holding his hand. 


Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli who are popularly known as Virushka, the event also once showed us glimpses of a perfect couple who are a pillar of strength for each other. As per reports in the Times of India, “DDCA president Rajat Sharma recalled how Arun Jaitley praised Virat’s resolve and bravery when he went to play a match for the country even after his father’s death. Jaitley had predicted that one day, no one would be bigger than Virat when it came to cricket. Upon hearing this, Anushka was seen trying to hold back tears and showed support to Virat by holding his hand. 

 We also got to see Loving wife giving him gentle kisses on his hand during the evening. The two looked enamoured with each other as they exchanged smiles and happiness.

 “It was in 2001 during a match against Zimbabwe, my childhood Coach Rajkumar Sharma gave me two tickets. I remember clinging to the gallery grill asking for Javagal Srinath’s autograph. I was telling my brother how far we have come.”

 Kohli also paid respect to Arun Jaitley and spoke about the special bond that he shared with him and was quoted saying that“I told Arun Jaitley Ji’s family that the world knew him differently but I have known him just as a human being. He came to my residence after my father’s death and gave me courage and strength. It’s a momentous occasion today.”

 
The event was also attended by former sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and former India skipper Kapil Dev, among others.

 On the work front, Indian Captain is only seven hundred short of breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most ODI hundreds. His next assignment is the T20I and Test series against South Africa. The first T20I match will take place on Sunday at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

 Squads are as follows –

 T20I Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.

 India’s squad for 3 Tests: Virat Kohli (Capt), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk),Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill

The Sports Ministry Has Recommended Nine Names For The Prestigious Padma Vibhushan Award And Creates History!

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 India is a sports-loving nation and has a special space in India. We are blessed to have Word class athletes and players which has produced so many great sportsmen in every sport.  It also plays a crucial part in our life as helps to reduce stress and also builds healthy bones and muscles, increases fitness, boosts self-confidence and above all lowers the risk of getting obese.

In recent times Indian women athletes have amazed us by breaking the gender barrier and created a niche which inspired the future generation. Players like Sania Mirza, Mary Kom, Mithali Raj, Saina Nehwal, Geeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Deepa Malik, PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Mithali Raj to name a few have reached the top against odds and also made us proud by being trailblazers the best game-changers we will ever know.

 They never have anything easy as compared to their counterpart accolades of the same things are celebrated and paid more. Also, one question which is constantly asked about their marriage plans instead of boosting their morale & we should appreciate them for their sporting excellence. They have taught us to look beyond gender stereotypes and paved the way to empower us all.

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 Indian Sports Ministry released the recommended for Padma Vibhushan and creating wave throughout the nation. One of the main reason being that the Indian Sports Ministry has recognized the contribution of the country’s top female athletes in the world of sports. Sports Ministry has taken a positive step by sending an all-women list to the Home Ministry for the esteemed Padma Awards.

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The list consists of names such as Six-time world champion boxer M. C. Mary Kom has been recommended for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award and Badminton player and PV Sindhu for Padma Bhushan. MC Mary Kom is one of the most prolific boxers in our country and bestows rare feet of being the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships, becomes the first woman athlete to be recommended by the Sports Ministry for Padma Vibhushan.

 Manipur boxer will join elite club by becoming the fourth sportsperson to receive the Padma Vibhushan after chess player Vishwanathan Anand, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary in 2008.

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Recently PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight games 21-7, 21-7 the first Indian to win Badminton World Championships at Basel, Switzerland. The ace shuttler has been recommended for the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian award. The ace player had been bestowed with the Padma Shri in 2015.

 The other names which have been sending to Home Ministry for Padma Shri award as follows Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricketer), Hockey captain Rani Rampal, former shooter Suma Shirur and mountaineer twin sisters, Tashi and Nungshi Malik.



The recommendations have been sent to the ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the names of the selected awardees will be announced on the eve of the Republic Day celebrations early next year.

Today is an important date in the history when two incidents happened which shook the world.

Today is 11th September when two historical events occurred which shocked the whole world. One was attacked on the World Trade Centre in New York in 2001 and the other was the inspirational speech given by Swami Vivekananda.

 Swami Vivekananda gave a motivational three-minute speech at Parliament of World Religions in Chicago on 11th Sept’ 93. In the speech, he introduced Hinduism to the world and also spoke on important topics such as intolerance, religion and the need to end all forms of fanaticism.  Such was the effect of the remarkable message that he was given a two-minute standing ovation. He began the speech  by addressing the audience as “Sisters and Brothers of America”

Here are excerpts from his discourse that continues to echoes in society.

 *An argument in favour of religious tolerance and accommodation as against self-righteousness and bigotry as aptly illustrated by the “frog in the well” (kupamanduka) story. In substance, Vivekananda emphasised the religious pluralism embedded in Hinduism. Contrary to commonplace perception, he did not try to advocate the idea of a universal religion, not even of the unity of religious thought or practice but the idea of a common goal or destiny (human salvation) for every religious community

*The questioning of religious conversion itself, arguing that holiness, purity and charity was not the exclusive premise of any one sect or church.”

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*The questioning of religious conversion itself, arguing that holiness, purity and charity was not the exclusive premise of any one sect or church.”

“Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these horrible demons, human society would be far more advanced than it is now. But their time comes; and I fervently hope that the bell that tolled this morning in honour of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen, and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal.”

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 The second historical movement which took place on the same date but the different year was the Terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York in 2001. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City while a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C.

18 years today people woke up to a news which shook the whole world and witnessed the wrath of terrorism as almost 3,000 people went to sleep for the final time.

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Post the attack it become clear that the hijackers were Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia and was financed by the al Qaeda terrorist organization of Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden, they were allegedly acting in retaliation for America’s support of Israel, its involvement in the Persian Gulf War and its continued military presence in the Middle East.

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Oval Office released an official statement saying that “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbour them.”

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The mastermind behind the September 11th attacks, Osama Bin Laden had been on the run and away of prying eyes of the intelligence forces working around the clock for a long time. He was finally traced by US intelligence agency that he was stationed in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011.

 Post which a plan was executed by the U.S. forces to infiltrate the compound and kill the most wanted man. On June 2011, then-President Barack Obama announced the commencement of large-scale troop withdrawals from Afghanistan.

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The world leaders also learnt an very important lesson that the world cannot afford to forget that the national and global security agencies cannot lower their guard in fight against terrorism.