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MDMK chief Vaiko meets injured protestors in hospital and raised voice against the tamilnadu government edappadi on sterlite tuticorin issue
Tuticorin became a battlefield because the riots broke out in the struggle against the Sterlite plant. Eleven people were killed in the police shooting. More than 5 people are worried. More than 50 people have been hospitalized with serious injuries.
Death of Award-winning Author Who Entertained and Scandalised America. Also, prominent Egyptian blogger is 'arrested', India's battle to bring electricity to its remote villages, hundreds attend Karachi funeral of teenager killed in Texas mass-shooting, and is the Loch Ness Monster mystery closer to being solved ?
क़द्दावर विपक्षी नेताओं की मौजूदगी में एचडी कुमारस्वामी बने कर्नाटक के नए मुख्यमंत्री. विपक्षी एकता पर अखिलेश यादव का सकारात्मक रुख़. तमिलनाडु में वेदांता के कारख़ाने के ख़िलाफ़ प्रदर्शन: आज एक और व्यक्ति की मृत्यु हुई. म्याँमार में मुस्लिम रोहिंग्या चरमपंथियों ने हिंदुओं को भी बनाया था निशाना. दुनिया जहान में सुनिएगा -- मलेशिया के महातिर मोहम्मद ने उस उम्र में देश की बागडोर थामी जब लोग इहलोक नहीं परलोक का ध्यान करते हैं
Anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin turn violent. TV Serial Actress Nilani has given an emotional speech about the Tuticorin people against the police who killed many of the innocent lives.
One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, who dominated and towered over American letters in the second half of the twentieth century has died, aged 85. Also in the programme: The Pakistani teenager killed in Texas high school shooting is buried in her home city, Karachi, and Arsenal football club signs a new sponsorship deal with Rwanda's tourism authority. Picture: Author Philip Roth poses in New York Credit: REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo
Actor turned politician Rajinikanth has reacted to the anti-Sterlite protests. Rajinikanth said, “I condemn the carelessness of the government, failure of the state machinery and the police brutality in the Sterlite protests.
Justice Hariparanthaman complaint against EPS, Who ordered firing against innocent public during Sterlite protest.
This week’s Awful and Awesome has Abhinandan and Rajyasree finally lavishing some praise on a film. There are a few trailers, an online series and a commercial to wrap up this episode, and Rajyasree talks about the “grandest wedding in town” as well. Deadpool 2 replaces the otherwise promised review of High Jack (sorry listeners!) Directed by David Leitch and starring Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 is a superhero movie “for adults” that hit the cinemas this week. Abhinandan says: “I was curious to see what is a superhero film for adults”. He feels it is “brilliantly written”. Rajyasree, while admiring Reynolds, talks about the quirkiness of Deadpool 2 which comes from the “cracks about superheroes” in the movie itself. Abhinandan adds that the “opening credits were hysterically funny”. Rajyasree “loved the music in Deadpool”, while Abhinandan recommends it and calls it a “most satisfying film”. Next up, the trailer of Race 3 gets hysterical reception from Abhinandan and Rajyasree. Directed by Remo D'Souza, the movie will star Bobby Deol, among others. Rajyasree sounds almost petrified when she says, “Bobby Deol is back and he is bare-chested!” Abhinandan feels it is the “shittiest trailer… I hope they make Rs 20”. Moving on “from the sublime to the ridiculous and back to the normal”, the trailer of Bohemian Rhapsody seems promising. The film is a biography of Queen singer Freddie Mercury and stars Rami Malek. Rajyasree says: “It’s amazing how much they’ve made him look like Freddie Mercury.” Abhinandan mentions, “Growing up, I have loved Queen’s music, but no I've not been a fan of Freddie Mercury… I was underwhelmed by the trailer”. Another trailer that Rajyasree really likes is of Bhavesh Joshi: Superhero starring Anil Kapoor’s son, Harsh Vardhan Kapoor, who made his debut in Mirziya. It is a “vigilante drama” revolving around a group of boys “who keep seeing things happening around them” and finally decide to take the law into their own hands. Abhinandan approves of the trailer and says “definitely makes you want to watch the film”. Rajyasree adds, “it does look like a cool film”. While she seems impressed by Harsh Vardhan, Abhinandan comments, “every time he opens his mouth, he says something so stupid… just pipe down ya”. The trailer of Mowgli by Andy Serkis wins praise from both Abhinandan and Rajaysree. Abhinandan thinks “it was spectacular” while Rajyasree talks about Serkis' intention to make a dark version of The Jungle Book. Rajyasree adds that it's “spectacularly shot”. Abhinandan, however, talks about how The Jungle Book has “worked in every avatar of its making” and that Hollywood remakes on the original story could jeopardise this film. Moving on to what’s new on Netflix, 13 Reasons Why (Season 2) has been aired. The show revolves around Hannah Baker who commits suicide because she is bullied in school. Rajyasree informs us that it is a “very popular show, based on a book by Jay Asher”. The great "Royal Wedding" of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle caught Rajyasree’s attention over the weekend. She says: “More than 29 million Americans tuned in to watch them getting married”. She also joked about the large number of security personnel present at the wedding. “If a terrorist attack had happened, they would have been able to get rid of half of the British entertainment industry and Oprah Winfrey and the others,” she adds. Finally, a “spectacular commercial” called “Who stole the cup” concludes the agenda of the day. Rajaysree says “it’s a UK production” starring the legends of football. The ad is about a betting site, which Rajyasree could not figure out. Abhinandan asks her: “You didn’t know about the product watching the ad, does that mean it’s a good ad or a shit ad?” All this and much more. Listen up.
On this week's Reporters Without Orders, Cherry is joined by Rohin and Amit, the latter has just returned from Karnataka. Also, on the panel is NDTV's Shruti Menon. The podcast kicks off with some good news. A Newslaundry report on the Cauvery dispute authored by TR Vivek has won Mumbai Press Club's prestigious RedInk Award in the Environment category. The discussion begins with Cherry questioning media’s obsession with Karnataka elections. She asks, “Not all state elections get as much attention. What do you think was different this time?” Shruti answers, “What was different this time was the way the elections panned out. It demanded the kind of attention and coverage it was given.” Nevertheless, Shruti points out that various news events got overshadowed by the election coverage. She says, “One of them, of course, was the Varanasi flyover collapse.” “It did not get wall-to-wall coverage. One of the reasons for that was it happened on the day of the counting.” Explaining the lapse, Shruti says, “Even after the counting day was over, there were no follow-ups for what happened in Varanasi.” Amit disagrees with the argument that some of the state elections don’t get as much attention. He says, “Every election post-2014 has gotten an equal amount of coverage in news media.” BJP's electoral juggernaut is one of the reasons behind this, he says. “It’s also because of the kind of electoral juggernaut that BJP is running in the country," Amit says in reference to media's post-2014 election coverage. Adding to the discussion, Rohin points out the manner in which Uttar Pradesh's 2017 civil polls was covered by media. He says, “It was being shown to the audience in Delhi. It’s importance was projected to such an extent as if the elections were being held at a national level.” He adds, “And TV news journalists were making the analysis of its probable effects on the 2019 (general) elections.” Amit and Shruti recall their experience of dealing with ‘planted stories’ while they were on the ground covering Karnataka elections. Shruti says, “It’s very easy to fall for a plant because it is very alluring.” She adds, “As a reporter what you need do is to constantly try and check whether the kind of information you’re getting is credible or not.” Amit says that it is also about how long the reporter can hold out. “It’s also about at what point of time you fall for it or at what point of time you can hold your nerve.” Rohin talks about the dramatic increase in fuel prices -- a news piece that has received less coverage. Rohin gives a thorough breakdown of petrol's MRP if it’s brought under the GST tax slab. Doing so could reduce petrol's MRP substantially, he adds. Rohin also points out multiple reasons why rising fuel prices call for a serious discussion. Amit speaks about the march of Aam Aadmi Party leaders to LG’s office over CCTV project fiasco which found no space in national media. Amit says, “On a regular news day when you don’t have elections, I think this is the news for the entire country!” He adds, “Aam Aadmi Party is the best selling material.” Cherry mentions two news stories that found limited mention in the mainstream media. This includes the layoff of 34 people at ABP Ltd, reported in a brief by The Hoot. She also highlights the dissonance in media coverage between United States’ embassy shift from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the protests by Palestinians during which nearly 60 people were killed when Israeli forces opened fire at them. Shruti speaks about another international story that did not receive any coverage -- ‘The Royal Wedding’. Shruti says, “Mainstream media could not pick it up because it was the exact moment when Yeddyurappa resigned.”
HARDtalk’s Zeinab Badawi speaks to Egyptian activist and writer Dr. Nawal Al Saadawi. She's been described as the Arab world's leading feminist: she's a medical doctor, writer, activist, campaigner and outspoken political critic. She was banned from speaking in the Egyptian media and imprisoned under the government of President Sadat for her outspoken views. How much freedom of expression is there currently under President Sisi? And what about the status of women in Egypt today?
अमरीका के राष्ट्रपति डोनल्ड ट्रंप और उत्तर कोरिया के शासक किम जोंग-उन के बीच प्रस्तावित बातचीत पर मंडराए संकट के बादल कांग्रेस-जेडीएस गठबंधन के नेता एचडी कुमारस्वामी आज लेंगे कर्नाटक के मुख्यमंत्री पद की शपथ, देशभर से जुटेंगे कई विपक्षी दलों के नेता कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी का आरोप- केंद्रीय सेवाओं में आरएसएस की पसंद के अधिकारी तैनात करने की योजना बना रही है केंद्र सरकार, बीजेपी ने किया पलटवार
table-toppers clashed in the first Qualifier and it lived up to its billing. CSK won a hum-dinger as they held nerve in the end and qualified for their 7th IPL final.
President Trump, while meeting at the White House with South Korean President Moon, says that North Korea must meet certain conditions before next month’s summit can go ahead. Also in the programme: Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is grilled by European lawmakers, and the Venezuelans greeting President Maduro's re-election by leaving the country. Picture: President Trump and South Korean President Moon shake hands during a meeting in the White House Oval Office. Credit: Getty Images.
Protests demanding the closure of the plan of the United Kingdom-based Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper in Tuticorin city of Tamil Nadu for allegedly causing pollution took a turn with protestors and police
தாங்கமாட்டிங்க | Directors Bharathiraja depressed over State Governemnt | Sterlite Tuticorin Protest
Bharathiraja , Velmurugan , Amir and Traffic Ramasamy released a song 'Burning It', the CD for the Thoothukudi people who is in urge on closing the Sterlite plant
Support has poured in for the current phase of sterlite protests from political quarters including actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan.
What power does the government have for blocking people's struggle for their rights? Tamil Nadu politician Velmurugan has raised the question against state government?
Suba Uthayakumar briefs about corporate and state government tie up which are making the poor civilian to face the consequences.
GV Prakash has supported the protest going on in Tuticorin against Sterlite factory. Now he has given a speech in a press meet and claimed that he is annoyed with the state government for the reluctant act of killing people in the protest.
Piyush Manush Daring Speech against EPS Government on Sterlite copper limited in Tuticorin.
Rajeshwari Priya Angry Speech against Edappadi regarding sterlite vedanta copper limited. She wants sterlite to be removed since the people been protesting for 100 days .
There is a tension in the clutches of civilans and police in the fight against sterlite plant. Due to this the police conducted gun shots against the civilans.
activist 'Traffic' K.R. Ramaswamy has raised his voice against sterlite copper in tuticorin. #ban sterlite
South Korean journalists excluded from visit to remote Punggye-ri nuclear test-site. Also, Palestinians ask International Criminal Court to investigate alleged war crimes by Israel, Australian archbishop convicted of covering up child sexual abuse, service held for first anniversary of deadly Manchester Arena attack, and $100 million prize-pot offered for players of competitive video-game.
तमिलनाडु के तूतीकोरिन में वेदांता ग्रुप की कंपनी स्टारलाइट कॉपर के ख़िलाफ़ हिंसक प्रदर्शन, नौ की मौत - कैथोलिक इसाईयों के आर्च बिशप अनिल कूटो की धर्मावलंबियों को लिखी चिट्ठी विवादों में घिरी - मध्य प्रदेश में कई जगह लहसुन उगाने वाले किसानों 1 रुपये किलो के हिसाब से लहसुन बेचना पड़ा.
Today, the city of Manchester is in the spotlight for a remembrance service, marking the first anniversary of the suicide bombing in which 22 people were killed and hundreds injured. Also on the programme: The Palestinian authority asks the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged war crimes by Israel. (Image:A fence is covered in hearts, offerings as a memorial following the Manchester Arena bombing, Credit:PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Protests demanding the closure of the plan of the United Kingdom-based Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper in Tuticorin city of Tamil Nadu for allegedly causing pollution took a turn with protestors and police.
Samar Khan and Rahul Puri are back this week to bring you the latest from the sports world. The discussion begins with the Indian Premier League, where Samar observes that not tinkering much with the team has worked to the advantage of Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. “You don’t tinker with the team too much. Once you get it right, you play the same guys,” he says. The duo discusses the importance of bowling and how IPL is not only about explosive batting. Samar compares Royal Challengers Bangalore with Sunrisers Hyderabad, where good bowling by the Sunrisers helped them find the top spot. He says that RCB couldn’t qualify despite having a great batting line-up. Rahul comments: “What makes the difference is to be able to either control that batting with good line and length bowling or take wickets.” Rahul and Samar would like to bet on the Chennai Super Kings as they remain the favourites, but Kolkata Knight Riders might prove otherwise. Rahul says: “I think Dinesh Karthik who this season is out-doing Dhoni at finishing matches… He’s just being this guy who comes in and wins KKR matches through his batting.” Rahul is satisfied with the newly appointed Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, who has a proven track record. Samar says, “The one thing that also goes in favour of Emery is that he’s kind of a low-profile guy.” Rahul comments: “I think so much of the Arsenal conundrum is not necessarily the manager, it’s the board.” Rahul adds, “Arsenal needs some major surgery. And the fans too… I don’t think they can expect instant success. I think they might have to give in two or maybe three years to try get this right.” “That’s a long time in modern day football,” comments Samar. Rahul looks at the history of the Champions League, and observes that it has witnessed changes when it comes to expected winners of the trophy. He says: “When you look back at the season, maybe 10 years from now, you’d probably put your finger on a particular season, as a season where things have changed. You’d probably see the end of a bunch of eras. Barcelona, I think there was an end of an era there.” He expects even more changes in the next seasons, full of surprises and shake-ups. Samar observes that because of everybody being busy with the upcoming FIFA World Cup, we might witness a lot of player transfers between clubs. Rahul comments, “The World Cup will always throw up lots of new success but on the other hand it will throw up a bunch of failures.” He adds, “The World Cup will push up prices again and there’ll be a sort of wage inflation.” On the upcoming Champion League Finals to be played between Real Madrid and Liverpool, Samar thinks that it’s not going to be a high-goal scoring game. He says: “Both teams will be wary of the fact that whoever concedes the goal first is going to be on the backfoot big time!” Rahul adds: “Liverpool’s best chance is to get a goal in the opening 20-25 minutes.”