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Flipkart Co-founder Sachin Bansal Invests Rs 650 crore in Ola February 19, 2019 12:59

Flipkart Co-founder Sachin Bansal has invested Rs 650 crore in Ola, ride-hailing platform. Regarding this Ola confirmed the news of investment. In a Press release Ola said, “India’s foremost internet entrepreneur and co-founder of Flipkart invested Rs 650 cr in Ola. This investment is part of Ola’s larger Series J funding round and is in Sachin’s personal capacity as an investor. Speaking on his investment, Sachin Bansal, said, “Ola is one of India’s most promising consumer businesses, that is creating deep impact and lasting value for the ecosystem. On one hand, they have emerged as a global force in the mobility space and on the other, they continue to build deeper for various needs of a billion Indians through their platform, becoming a trusted household name today.” He further added, “I have known Bhavish as an entrepreneur and as a friend over these years and I have great respect for what he and the team at Ola have built in just 8 years! I am personally thrilled to be part of the Ola journey and I look forward to contributing to their success.” Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder & CEO, Ola said, “We are extremely thrilled to have Sachin onboard Ola as an investor. Sachin is an icon of entrepreneurship and his experience of building one of India’s most respected businesses ground up, is unparalleled. His investment is a huge encouragement for all of us at Ola and our mission to serve a billion people.” “I personally look forward to learning from Sachin’s journey, his mentorship and guidance, as we look to build one of the most impactful global businesses out of India,” he added. -Sai Kumar

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Priya Prakash Varrier’s ‘Oru Adaar Love’ to Have New Climax February 19, 2019 12:49

Omar Lulu’s Oru Adaar Love that released for Valentine's Day in four languages - Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada - has garnered a lot of negative reviews, is going to have a new climax. It was dubbed in Tamil with the same title, in Kannada as Kirik Love Story and in Telugu as Lover's Day. The director told Asianet News that many who liked the movie had a problem with the climax. The new climax that is ten minutes long has been shot and the whole movie had been edited to keep it at the same duration. The newer version will be screened in theaters from Wednesday afternoon. “The film had a realistic climax. But our audience is not able to take it. Many people called to say this opinion. The producer too opined that it could be reshot,” Omar told Asianet News. The movie follows the life and times of a group of schoolmates who are best buddies. As they journey through the most memorable times of their lives, lasting friendships are forged and extraordinary tales of romance blossom. Priya became an overnight celebrity after a small clip from her first appearance Malayalam film 'Oru Adaar Love' went viral earlier this year. Another girl Noorin Sheriff plays a more prominent role than Priya in the movie. Omar said that it is the anger towards Priya that made some people "degrade" the movie even before its release. Priya and Omar had run into controversy when various religious groups had raised objections against the song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' which showed the wink and the raising of the brow, for allegedly hurting Islamic sentiments. An FIR was filed against Priya and Omar at a Hyderabad police station, and a complaint was also filed in Maharashtra, following which the actor and the director moved the Supreme Court. The top court had, however, ruled in their favor and quashed the criminal proceedings. Omar believes it is the same people who have given negative reviews to his movie. Even those who liked the movie couldn’t admit it because of his tragic climax, he claims. “The first two movies I made (Happy Wedding and Chunkzz) were full of comedy. From a man who has made such movies before, the audience does not expect a climax like this (in Oru Adaar Love).” The edited version will also have Gopi Sunder's background score at several places in the film. -Sowmya Sangam

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IPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings to Play Royal Challengers Bangalore in First Match February 19, 2019 12:38

Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday announced the schedule for the First two weeks that is from 23rd March 2019 to 05th April 2019. During this period 17 matches will be played. And the first match of 12th season will be played between defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai. The Indian Premier League released a statement it said, “IPL releases the schedule of the first two weeks (17 matches) of the VIP IPL 2019 Season. These are still subject to the announcement of the Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. Once these have been released BCCI will address any issues with the first two weeks and will also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates.” “This is still subject to the announcement of Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. Once the election dates are released we will address any issues with the first two weeks and also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates.” The statement added, “A total of 17 matches will be played during this 2 weeks period across the 8 home venues of the respective franchises. All teams will play minimum of 4 matches with DC and RCB playing 5 matches. Every team will play minimum of 2 home and 2 away matches with DC playing 3 home matches, while RCB will play 3 away matches.” Announcement: The #VIVOIPL schedule for the first two weeks is out. The first match of the 2019 season will be played between @ChennaiIPL and @RCBTweetsDetails - https://t.co/wCi6dYHlXL pic.twitter.com/TaYdXNKVSx — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 19, 2019 -Sai Kumar

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Suresh Raina Says MS Dhoni Will Play Vital Role in World Cup February 19, 2019 12:34

Suresh Raina feels that MS Dhoni will play crucial role in upcoming world Cup in 2019 to win the showpiece event in England. MS Dhoni’s experience on the field and how he communicates and guides the youngsters in team will help in big tournament like world cup. “The amount of runs Dhoni has scored recently in Australia and New Zealand and the kind of guidance he gives to the youngsters in the team, especially the bowlers, that augurs really well for the boys. He has seen a lot of ups and downs, he has been a part of quite a few World Cups and has also been there in IPL finals and that is why he is the go-to-man for skipper Kohli,” he told to Hindustan Times. Raina feels dhoni should bat at no. 4 batting position in world cup He feels, “Dhoni has been batting really well and scoring runs. For me, I feel he is India’s number four for the World Cup.” Talking about Indian Skipper Virat Kohli, Raina said he has ability and hunger to perform in every situation. “Virat Kohli is a brilliant leader as well as a brilliant player. Everyone knows how many runs he has scored. But what stands out for me when it comes to Kohli is the belief that he has and the hunger to perform in every situation. Every time there is a pressure-cooker scenario, he is ready to take the responsibility with open arms,” he said. Raina said the current Indian Team has very good chance in lifting world cup under virat’s captaincy. “I don’t really think there will be pressure. I think the way the boys have been playing, we have done really well. I won’t be surprised if we finish in the top four (at the end of the league stage) and if that happens, we clearly have a very good chance of lifting the World Cup at Lord’s.” -Sai Kumar

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1.1 Billion People Globally at Risk of Hearing Loss, Loud Music on Headphones One of the Reasons February 19, 2019 12:22

Sound pollution can be detrimental to you and especially the younger generation getting through in today’s way of life is more vulnerable to becoming hearing-impaired. According to the estimation by the World Health Organization, about 1.1 billion people globally, between the ages of 12 to 35, are exposing to a danger of hearing loss each day. About 50 percent of teenagers and young adults are vulnerable to unsafe levels of sound from the use of personal audio devices, according to the report, and about 40 percent are vulnerable to potentially damaging levels of sound from things like clubs and concerts. The safe threshold for loud sounds humans can stand is 85 decibels (dB) for eight hours or 100dB for 15 minutes. Any more than that can be painful and can damage your inner ear. To put that into perspective, normal conversation happens at about 60 decibels. Graphic of levels of noise in daily life and the safe limits of exposure recommended by the World Health Organisation pic.twitter.com/TKWNK0xKd0 — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 14, 2019 A motorcycle's noise level is about 95 decibels, which is harmful when exposed to for more than 2.5 hours. A hairdryer meanwhile sits at 100 decibels, meaning you shouldn't be sticking in so near your skull for more than 15 minutes. Hearing music on your headphones subjects your ears to 105 decibels, which is kind of safe for about 4 minutes. But seeing as that's just a little over the length of one song, you're probably listening for longer. A bar or club is worse (110dB), something you shouldn't expose yourself to for more than a minute and a half. And for your festival firecrackers, which is 150db, you should absolutely not be in proximity to at all for any length of time. "As they go about their daily lives doing what they enjoy, more and more young people are placing themselves at risk of hearing loss," notes Dr. Etienne Krug, WHO Director for the Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention. "They should be aware that once you lose your hearing, it won't come back. Taking simple preventive actions will allow people to continue to enjoy themselves without putting their hearing at risk." -Sowmya Sangam

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Go Pick Masood Azhar, If you can’t, We’ll Do it for You: Punjab Chief Minister February 19, 2019 12:03

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sent out a strong message to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan After his statement on Pulwama terror attack. Earlier PAK PM Imran Khan denies pakistan role in pulwama terror attack and said “You (India) have blamed the Pakistan government without any evidence...If you have any evidence, we will act.” Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh said in a tweet, “Dear @ImranKhanPTI you have Jaish chief Masood Azhar sitting in Bahawalpur & masterminding the attacks with ISI help. Go pick him up from there. If you can’t let us know, we’ll do it for you. BTW what has been done about the proofs of Mumbai’s 26/11 attack. Time to walk the talk.” Dear @ImranKhanPTI you have Jaish chief Masood Azhar sitting in Bahawalpur & masterminding the attacks with ISI help. Go pick him up from there. If you can’t let us know, we’ll do it for you. BTW what has been done about the proofs of Mumbai’s 26/11 attack. Time to walk the talk. pic.twitter.com/Zct6I7QieY — Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) February 19, 2019 Earlier in the day, The Indian Army held a press conference Lt General KS Dhillon said that, “Our focus is clear on counter-terrorism operations. We are very clear that anyone who enters Kashmir Valley will not go back alive.” “In less than 100 hours, we eliminated the JeM leadership handled from Pakistan,” he said “Pakistan was controlling, coordinating and fabricating the attack,”KS Dhillion said. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed and others critically injured. -Sai Kumar

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Watch: Mallika Dua Trolled for Comparing Pulwama Attack Victims to People Dying of Hunger February 19, 2019 10:24

In the wake of Pulwama terror attack, a horde, including celebrities in the Indian film industry, showed their indignation. However, people are criticizing those who have a more neutral or pacifist stand on paying back. Recently, Member of Parliament and ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ judge Navjot Singh Sidhu was slammed on social media for saying that we should not blame an entire country (Pakistan) for the acts of a few. He was subsequently fired from the show. Now Mallika Dua is facing some intense criticism from some right-wing supporters for her latest Instagram video (that she later deleted) over the attack. In the video, Mallika is heard saying about how she has been hearing about the whole outrage thing that people are having over the terror attack. She claims that people are asking each other how they could lead lives normally when soldiers are getting killed. And then comes the controversial part. Mallika at that point states that there are so many people dying of hunger and depression, which hasn't stopped us from leading our lives normally. So what's new about this situation, she asks. Mallika Dua ( yes, yes, defender & daughter of alleged molester Vinod Dua ) says so many people die daily due to hunger, depression etc etc.So, why mourn martyrs ? pic.twitter.com/N2hLq2m8MB — Suresh Nakhua(@SureshNakhua) February 18, 2019 Reactions for Her Video Good grief. malika dua this is worse than being tone deaf. You really can't distinguish between an act of war and hunger and malnutrition? https://t.co/AJ0e8BEdLy — barkha dutt (@BDUTT) February 19, 2019 Am more than ashamed to hear this, when @MallikaDua can't distinguish between our brave soldiers fighting for our country, giving their lives and people dying of hunger. Like seriously? https://t.co/NT7TMzoKjY — Sumit Kumar (@heyusumit) February 19, 2019 This is disgusting. Miss Dua has a messed up perspective here. Then you should not protest against @BDUTT 's n other women's harassment too. By ur logic rapes harassments murders eve teasing happen everyday yaar, why so much hullabaloo over famous women's harassment? https://t.co/95eR1OAIM5 — blank. ha! (@SummerDupahriya) February 19, 2019 @MallikaDua though question is genuine but the way you raised it is just disgusting. how can you compare two entirely different issues it just shows how ignorant you are. Shame on you https://t.co/qDZQSMFab1 — Ratan Deep Yadav (@Deep_Yadaw) February 19, 2019 Mallika Dua, who is a popular comedian and actress, is not new to controversies. She had on one occasion alleged that Akshay Kumar had misbehaved with her during a reality show. -Sowmya Sangam

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Akhil's Fourth Film Locked February 19, 2019 10:21

Akhil Akkineni is puzzled and is left shattered after he tasted his third disaster in his career with Mr Majnu. The film struggled to recover half of its investment and ended up as a dud. The actor took a small break, got refreshed and is back to work. He is in talks with Geetha Arts for a film which has been locked today. Bhaskar who made an impressive debut with Bommarrillu struggled for success and is waiting for the one right opportunity. He impressed Akhil with an interesting family entertainer. The regular shoot of this family entertainer will commence from May this year and the makers are keen on releasing the film during the end of this year. Gopi Sundar will compose the music and the female lead, other actors are being finalized currently. GA2 Pictures will produce this family entertainer and Bunny Vaas is the producer. Akhil is eager to prove his mettle and bounce back with this family entertainer.  

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Denies Role In Pulwama Terror Attack February 19, 2019 10:15

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan denies his country’s role in Pulwama Terror attack. He also claimed that India does not have any evidence to prove his country’s role in recent terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. Imran Khan said his government will take action if any evidence is found against anyone from Pakistan “You (India) have blamed the Pakistan government without any evidence...If you have any evidence, we will act,” Imran Khan said. He said, “It is in our interest that nobody from our soil spreads violence. I want to tell Indian government that we will take action if evidence is found against anyone from Pakistan.” Imran Khan added that “ this is a naya pakistan with a new mindset and What has Pakistan to gain from this? Why will Pakistan do this at a stage when it is moving towards stability.” He said the issue will be solved only through talks. “If you thinks you will attack us and we will not think of retaliating…We will retaliate. We all know starting a war is in the hands of humans, where it will lead us only God knows. This issue should be solved through dialogue.” This is the first official reaction from Imran Khan on the dastardly attack on CRPF Convoy on February 14 Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed and others critically injured. -Sai Kumar

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Army: Eliminated Leadership Of Jaish-e-Mohammad in less than 100 Hours After Pulwama Attack February 19, 2019 09:52

The Indian Army on Tuesday announced that Jaiesh-e-Mohammad leadership in Jammu and Kashmir has been eliminated in less than 100 hours after Pulwama Terror attack. The above statement was made by the commander of the 15thCorps commander Lt General KS Dhillon at a press conference today. After a 17-hour-long encounter in which 3 Jaish-e-Mohammad leaders were killed. A major and three soldiers were also killed in the encounter. The Encounter took place days after Pulwama terror attack in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force jawans were killed. In a press conference KS Dhillion said, “Our focus is clear on counter-terrorism operations. We are very clear that anyone who enters Kashmir Valley will not go back alive.” “In less than 100 hours, we eliminated the JeM leadership handled from Pakistan,” he said “Many Ghazis - in reference to Abdul Rashid Ghazi, the mastermind of the Pulwama terror attack -- have come and gone. Any terrorist who comes to Kashmir, will not go back,” Dhillion said On February 14 attack Dhillion said, “Pakistan was controlling, coordinating and fabricating the attack.” Lt. General also requested all mothers in the Kashmir valley to ensure that their sons don’t take up the guns. “Anyone who has picked up a gun will be killed and eliminated, unless he surrenders. I request all the mothers in the Valley to ensure that their sons don’t take up the gun,” he said. “In a Kashmiri society, mother has a great role to play. Through you, I would request the mothers of Kashmir to please request their sons who have joined terrorism to surrender and get back to the mainstream. Anyone who has picked up the gun will be killed and eliminated, unless he surrenders,” he reiterated. The statement comes after the identification of the suicide bomber, Adil Ahmad Dar, a local of Kashmir valley. -Sai Kumar

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