Telugu Film Jersey to be Screened at International Indian Film Festival in Toronto

Telugu film Jersey, starring Nani and Shraddha Srinath, will be screened at the International Indian Film Festival in Toronto this year. According to the festival’s website, the film will be screened on August 11 at 7.3 pm. The film’s production house Sithara Entertainments shared the news on Twitter. Nani, who played the role of a cricketer in Jersey, shared the tweet alongwith a smiley. Jersey is about a cricketer who had given up on his sports career. But he revives his cricketing career for his son at the age of…

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Week in pictures: 25 July-31 July 2020

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH/EPA Image caption The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The one-tonne, six-wheeled rover is due to arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021. Image copyright CAITLIN OCHS/Reuters Image caption US federal law-enforcement officers fire tear gas to disperse protesters during a demonstration against their deployment to quell unrest in Portland, Oregon. Image copyright MOHAMMAD ISMAIL/Reuters Image caption A man prepares food for the Muslim festival of Eid…

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Belarus: The mother challenging an authoritarian president

Image copyright AFP Image caption Svetlana Tikhanovskaya (centre) have joined forces with Veronkia Tsepkalo (left) and Maria Kolesnikova Svetlana Tikhanovskaya would prefer to be frying cutlets than running for president of Belarus. At least, that’s what the stay-at-home mum laughingly told a crowd of supporters at a recent campaign rally. But she also told them this election bid to challenge Alexander Lukashenko’s 26-year-long grip on power was a “mission” she could not refuse. The political novice only stepped in as a candidate for president when her husband was arrested and…

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Vidya Balan’s Shakuntala Devi is Not Homage to Great Mathematician But Just Another Mother-daughter Tale

In one of the scenes of the film Shakuntala Devi, Sanya Malhotra’s character, Anu, screams at her mother, Shakuntala Devi (Vidya Balan), resentfully. “Aap baki moms ki tarah normal kyu nahi ho sakti hai?” (why can’t you be normal like the other moms?) she asks, fuming with anger. But, instead of retaliating or feeling hurt by her teenage daughter’s remark, Shakuntala Devi calmly responds, “Jab amazing ho sakti hoon, toh normal kyu banu?” (why should I try to be normal, when I can be amazing?). There are many moments in…

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Next six months ‘most critical in a generation’ for climate emergency, says man behind Paris deal : worldnews

Right now is undoubtedly a turning point for most of the world. As countries rebuild from the pandemic and its economic repercussions, they have to take into account the Earth and its protection. One of the great ways to do this is by enacting a carbon fee and dividend, a proposal supported by CCL. I’ve written this on a few articles before, so it might seem familiar and while it does cite some American numbers, a carbon fee and dividend is something all countries around the world (if they haven’t…

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Next six months ‘most critical in a generation’ for climate emergency, says man behind Paris deal : worldnews

Right now is undoubtedly a turning point for most of the world. As countries rebuild from the pandemic and its economic repercussions, they have to take into account the Earth and its protection. One of the great ways to do this is by enacting a carbon fee and dividend, a proposal supported by CCL. I’ve written this on a few articles before, so it might seem familiar and while it does cite some American numbers, a carbon fee and dividend is something all countries around the world (if they haven’t…

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Himanshi Khurana Shares Nostalgic Post for Her ‘Minions’ Asim Riaz, Rashami Desai on Friendship Day

On the occasion of International Friendship Day, she shared a post dedicated to all of them in a nostalgic way. Trending Desk Last Updated: August 1, 2020, 4:35 PM IST Bigg Boss 13 saw singer Himanshi Khurana for a brief period as a contestant on the reality show. She became very close to her fellow contestants Asim Riaz, Rashami Desai, Shefali Jariwala, Hindustani Bhau (Vikas Fathak), and Vishal Aditya Singh. On the occasion of International Friendship Day, she shared a post dedicated to all of them in a…

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The effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be ‘felt for decades to come,’ WHO chief says : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 77%. (I’m a bot) The effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 17 million people and claimed the lives of more than 674,000 will be felt far into the future, World Health Organization officials said Friday. “The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a meeting of the organization’s emergency committee, according to Reuters. Anthony Fauci and other top health…

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Shah Rukh Khan to Mohanlal, Celebrities Wish Their Fans

Eid Al- Adha is being observed on Saturday with strict adherence to precautions amid the corona virus pandemic. People in the national capital celebrated as they offered namaz in mosques and performed the ritual of animal sacrifice. As people celebrate one of the most important festivals of the Islamic calendar, celebrities take to their Twitter and Instagram accounts to wish their fans. Check out the celebrity wishes: Amitabh Bachchan who is currently undergoing treatment for Covid-19 wished his fans ‘Eid Mubarak’, with an image on twitter. Priyanka Chopra tweeted “#EidMubarak…

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Shakuntala Devi Shows Maths is Fun, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is Solving a Mystery in Raat Akeli Hai

Almost every streaming platform has released a new movie for the Eid long weekend. Films that were slated for a theatrical release have taken the digital route and the audience is spoilt for choice. The big release this weekend was the Shakuntala Devi biopic with Vidya Balan in the lead. Some of Netflix’s popular faces – Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte – have returned with a thriller film called Raat Akeli Hai. You have the Vidyut Jammwal-Amit Sadh starrer Yaara dedicated to friendship, and Kunal Kemmu’s comedy film revolving around…

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James Murdoch resigns from News Corp’s board over editorial content ‘disagreements’ : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 61%. (I’m a bot) My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions. James Murdoch had been the CEO of Fox prior to Disney’s $71.3 billion deal for 21st Century Fox’s movie and TV studios and other assets, which became official in March 2019. James Murdoch is also on the board of Tesla and is founder and CEO of Lupa Systems, a New York private investment company…

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