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Ishaan Khatter “Cried Like A Baby” After Watching Mom Neelima Azeem In This Scene

Neelima Azeem in Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare. (courtesy: ishaankhatter)


  • ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’ launched on Netflix
  • “You are beautiful as ever mom,” wrote Ishaan Khatter
  • “I can’t explain what watching this single scene did to me,” he added

New Delhi:

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, launched on Netflix on Friday. Ishaan Khatter watched the movie on the day of its premiere and gave a shout out to the movie. The movie additionally options Ishaan’s mom and veteran actress Neelima Azeem. Ishaan shared a snippet from the scene that options his mom and he wrote an emotional observe on Instagram. He started the submit by writing, “I noticed my mom on display screen as we speak in Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare.” He added in his submit, “You are beautiful as ever mom. Such intricacy and delicateness. Such humaneness. I can’t explain what watching this single scene did to me. I cried like a baby after watching it. It’s always lovely to see wonderful people coming together for a film but this time it’s personal. My mother made an appearance for one scene and moved me to tears.”

In his submit, Ishaan Khatter additionally acknowledged the movie’s stars Konkona Sen Sharma and Bhumi Pednekar, together with the movie’s director and the supporting solid. “Best of luck and congratulations on the release to the entire team of the film,” he added.

Read Ishaan Khatter’s submit right here:

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare opened to largely common critiques from movie critics. In his overview for NDTV, movie critic Saibal Chatterjee gave the movie a 2.5 star ranking and he wrote: “The two actors lend an edge to this feminist drama by etching out characters that are absolutely believable.”

Ishaan Khatter, son of Rajesh Khattar and Neelima Azeem, made his appearing debut with Beyond The Clouds, which was directed by Majid Majidi. He then starred in Dharma Productions’ Dhadak in 2018, which marked the debut of late actor Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor. Ishaan awaits the discharge of Khaali Peeli with Ananya Panday, which can launch on ZeePlex on October 2. He additionally featured in Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy, co-starring Tabu.

Just A Throwback Pic Of “Happy Souls” Aamir Khan And Pooja Bedi

Aamir Khan and Pooja Bedi. (courtesy: poojabediofficial)


  • Pooja and Aamir co-starred in ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’
  • “Masti then, masti now, masti forever,” wrote Pooja Bedi
  • “Back on sets post 20 years of ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’,” she added

New Delhi:

Pooja Bedi dug out a priceless throwback image of herself alongside together with her Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar co-star Aamir Khan and posted it on Instagram on Friday evening. In a put up titled, “Flashback Friday,” Pooja Bedi wrote: “Back on units put up 20 years of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar with a throwback, an on-set photograph with Aamir Khan from my award successful speak present Just Pooja. Masti then, masti now, masti endlessly..! ‘Devika and Sanju’ (the names of Pooja and Aamir’s respective characters in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar) nose to nose.” She added the hashtags #beessaalbaad, #happysoulwellness and #happysouls to her put up.

Take a have a look at Pooja Bedi’s put up right here:

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar is a 1992 movie, which acquired a cult standing through the years. Besides Aamir Khan and Pooja Bedi, the movie additionally featured Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Mamik Singh, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and a visitor look by Aamir’s brother Faisal Khan. The movie showcases the story of a schoolboy named Sanjay Lal and his pals, who conflict with college students from a rival faculty on and off the taking part in fields. In the top, all of it comes right down to successful a prestigious cycle race. Mansoor Khan directed the movie.

Pooja Bedi debuted in Bollywood in 1991 movie Vishkanya however she’s best-known for her function in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. She featured in headlines after starring in celeb actuality present Bigg Boss 5.The actress lately starred in Masaba Masaba, a Netflix web-series which is a semi-fictionalised model of the eponymous designer’s life.

Aamir Khan’s forthcoming venture is Laal Singh Chaddha, for which he’s presently capturing in Turkey. It is a remake of the 1994 basic Forrest Gump, which featured Tom Hanks within the lead function.

Donald Trump Expects Enough COVID-19 Vaccines For Every American By April

I feel distribution of vaccine will go even faster than most individuals assume, Donald Trump mentioned (File)

Washington, United States:

US President Donald Trump mentioned Friday he expects sufficient Covid-19 vaccines “for every American” can be produced by subsequent April, and that the primary doses can be distributed instantly after approval later this yr.

Claiming “historic progress” with three vaccines within the closing phases of growth and trials, Trump mentioned no less than 100 million doses can be manufactured by the top of the yr — maybe extra.

“Hundreds of millions of doses will be available every month, and we expect to have enough vaccines for every American by April,” he mentioned.

Trump additionally vowed to get the vaccine out with lightning velocity, saying, “I think distribution will go even quicker than most people think.”

Vaccines are seen as one of many high strategies for halting the unfold of the coronavirus, which has killed almost 950,000 individuals worldwide, together with a worldwide excessive of 198,000 within the United States.

The president, going through a troublesome reelection marketing campaign, has repeatedly acknowledged that he envisions a protected and efficient vaccine authorised within the coming weeks, even forward of the November three presidential election.

But that terribly optimistic timeline was referred to as into query by a high authorities well being official this week.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Robert Redfield testified to lawmakers Wednesday {that a} “very limited” distribution to precedence teams, together with first responders, might start in November and December, however that full implementation would take many extra months no less than.

“I think we’re probably looking at late second quarter, third quarter 2021” earlier than a protected and efficient vaccine can be broadly obtainable to most people, he added.

Trump’s Democratic election rival, Joe Biden, additionally expressed doubt in regards to the timeline, and informed voters Thursday in Pennsylvania that he doesn’t belief Trump to place ahead a vaccine absent of political interference.

“I don’t trust the president on vaccines,” Biden mentioned, explaining that he trusts the federal government’s high infectious illness skilled Anthony Fauci as a substitute.

“If Fauci says the vaccine is safe, I take the vaccine.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

UP Optician’s Claim Threatens Banks

Gajendra Sharma, 53, an optician, poses inside his store promoting eye glasses in Agra.


When enterprise evaporated at Gajendra Sharma’s eyeglass store a couple of kilometres from the Taj Mahal in Agra throughout the strict COVID-19 lockdown, he was relieved to listen to a few pandemic debt moratorium that might give him respiration room on his house mortgage.

Now, nevertheless, the 53-year-old optician’s $13,500 debt dangers are destabilising the banks, authorities warn. That is as a result of a criticism he introduced difficult the mortgage reduction plan, grouped with these of different debtors and now earlier than the Supreme Court, might imply a $27 billion hit to lenders – greater than half their annual income – that would shake the nation’s monetary system, the trade and regulators concern.

The battle, launched from Mr Sharma’s small store in Agra and now involving greater than 120 attorneys, has the central financial institution and authorities struggling to defend what was meant to be a serving to hand.

The downside, as the opposite debtors see it, is that they have to pay extra curiosity on their skipped repayments throughout the moratorium, which they name “interest-on-interest. “The debtors – together with a number one actual property trade group, energy utilities, buying malls and small companies – says the scheme unfairly hits them at the same time as many have been financially devastated by the pandemic, that the banks should forgive the curiosity and compound curiosity that accrued whereas their funds had been suspended.

Mr Sharma says the six-month reprieve, which ended on August 31, elevated his debt load due to the additional curiosity.

He can be paying month-to-month instalments on a $21,700 enterprise mortgage, for which he didn’t search a moratorium.

“I realized this scheme was not to give us relief, but to give us more grief,” he informed Reuters in his store, the place idols of deities compete for area with Ray Ban and Prada sunglass shows.

After the federal government imposed the world’s strictest COVID-19 lockdown in March, Mr Sharma noticed no prospects for months, although he needed to preserve paying his $2,700 in month-to-month recurring prices.

Companies say they’re struggling to maintain up with their loans because the lockdown has choked enterprise and client spending.

The financial system collapsed a file 23.9% within the April-June quarter from a 12 months earlier.

Now, even with the moratorium, “the interest-on-interest will result in winding up various real estate and other companies,” mentioned Utsav Trivedi, a lawyer representing one group of Mr Sharma’s fellow complainants.

In a typical case, a home-owner with 15 years remaining on a roughly $40,000 mortgage would pay an extra $6,000 in curiosity because of the moratorium, an additional 16 months’ value, explains SBI.

Citing Mr Sharma’s case, the finance ministry final week ordered a panel to analyse the influence of withdrawing curiosity and the compounding levy. The Supreme Court seems sympathetic to the debtors on the additional curiosity.

During the newest listening to on September 10, Justice Ashok Bhushan mentioned the courtroom was “inclined to pass an order” that banks forgive the extra levies.

The banks, too, are reeling from the pandemic, and the trade fears a significant judicial setback, provided that the courtroom has beforehand overturned authorities choices in ways in which hit sectors from coal mining and telecommunications.

Banks have already got unhealthy loans of over $120 billion, a lot of it on the books of state-run lenders, which dominate India’s banking panorama, and the non-performing debt is ready to surge in coming months.

“There would be huge consequences for the stability of the banking system,” the central financial institution mentioned.

The finance ministry informed the courtroom final month that waiving what it says is normal compound curiosity can be “against the basic canons of finance”, including it was essential to guard the greater than 1.9 billion deposit accounts that earn curiosity revenue.

Rajasthan Government Allows Family To Meet Virus Patients At Hospitals

The members of the family of COVID-19 sufferers may give them residence cooked meals (Representational)


Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma on Friday directed officers to permit members of the family of coronavirus sufferers to fulfill them after sporting PPE equipment and different protecting gear, based on an announcement.

Later, Health Department Principal Secretary Akhil Arora issued instructions, citing “loneliness” of coronavirus sufferers and the stress brought about because of it.

According to the directions, members of the family of sufferers can meet them by adopting all protecting measures reminiscent of PPE equipment, masks, gloves and sustaining required distance throughout visiting hours determined by the hospital.

Besides, members of the family of sufferers may give them residence cooked meals based on the prescribed protocol.

Directions have been given to make sure enough portions of wheel chairs/stretchers and a small oxygen cylinder on the assist desk.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Coronavirus: 60% Of COVID-19 Deaths In Bhopal Are Gas Tragedy Victims: Survivors’ Group

Bhopal fuel tragedy survivors’ group stated they’re extra weak to COVID-19


Organisations working with the survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide catastrophe have alleged Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre is responsible of felony negligence and mismanagement as six fuel victims affected by COVID-19 have died within the hospital’s isolation ward within the final 15 days.

In a letter to the Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee, the survivors’ group shared particulars of six Bhopal fuel tragedy victims who died within the isolation ward as there was no full-time physician posted to deal with COVID-19 sufferers.

BMHRC is a super-speciality hospital constructed to cater to the medical wants of Bhopal fuel tragedy victims and is presently being run by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

“Our letter which had categorically stated that unless urgent steps are taken by ICMR, too many Bhopalis will suffer from COVID-19 and die from it, fell on deaf ears. We painfully collect information of every city’s COVID-19 death and more than 60 per cent of city’s COVID-19 deaths are of Bhopal gas victims whereas they only constitute 25 per cent of the city’s population,” stated Nawab Khan of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangarsh Morcha.

“While gas victims including COVID-19 positive one are left to die in isolation ward of BMHRC, what is even more diabolical is that those who need ICU facilities or pulmonary, neurology, gastro and neuro surgeries are being refused admission in the hospital,” the survivors’ group alleged.

Data obtained beneath the Right to Information Act reveals that the majority of those departments have lowered admission of fuel victims by 2 to 11 instances when in comparison with the interval earlier than the pandemic.

“BMHRC’s motto ‘In service of gas victims’ and this hospital is doing every disservice possible by wilfully ignoring the medical needs of the most vulnerable population to COVID-19. ICMR is supposed to be guiding the country in dealing with COVID-19, and in Bhopal they have completely failed to do so,” stated Rashida Bee of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Karmchari Sangh.

The metropolis is dealing with scarcity of oxygen and ICU services for COVID-19 sufferers. “Keeping the vulnerability of gas victims in view, BMHRC should have prepared for this crisis. We are hopeful that the monitoring committee will direct BMHRC to start a 40 ICU and HDU (high-dependency unit) bed unit to cater to gas victims suffering from COVID-19 at the earliest,” stated Rachna Dhingra of Bhopal Group for Information and Action.

Data from eight group well being models of BMHRC from 1998 to 2016 reveals that 50.four per cent of gas-affected sufferers endure from cardiovascular issues, 59.6 per cent endure from pulmonary issues and 15.6 per cent endure from diabetes.

Further, as per the data of the Office of the Welfare Commissioner, Bhopal Gas Victims, 10,550 or 1.84 per cent of the gas-exposed inhabitants have been granted ex-gratia compensation as most cancers sufferers.

In March 2020 a letter addressed to the ICMR DG by the survivors’ group had stated that resulting from multi-systemic injury brought on because of the publicity to poisonous gases of Union Carbide, it will it will be secure to say that the over half-a-million Bhopal residents uncovered to Union Carbide’s fuel are at the very least 5 instances extra weak to COVID-19 than a common inhabitants.

The teams will carry up the matter in a petition pending earlier than the Madhya Pradesh High Court on October 7, the place the Health Secretary has additionally been summoned.

Centre Reviews Operational Preparedness Amid Ladakh Stand-Off: Report

The assembly of the China Study Group reviewed all features of the scenario (Representational)

New Delhi:

The authorities on Friday carried out a complete evaluate of the general scenario in japanese Ladakh together with India’s operational preparedness in view of the continued belligerence by the Chinese military and its recent makes an attempt to “intimidate” Indian troops within the area, authorities sources stated.

At an almost 90-minute assembly of the high-power China Study Group, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs additionally checked out additional enhancing the vigil alongside the practically 3,500-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC), together with in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim sectors, they stated.

Army Chief General MM Naravane briefed the assembly in regards to the recent face-offs between Indian and Chinese troops at each the north and south financial institution of the Pangong lake and elaborated on steps taken to successfully take care of such makes an attempt, the sources stated.

“The meeting of the China Study Group reviewed all aspects of the situation,” stated a supply.

The assembly additionally deliberated on preparations being made to keep up the present stage of troops and weapons in all ahead areas in japanese Ladakh and different delicate high-altitude sectors within the harsh winter months when the temperature drops as much as minus 25 diploma Celsius.

The sources stated the assembly additionally briefly touched upon the primary speaking factors to be raised by the Indian facet on the subsequent Corps commander-level talks which is anticipated to deal with the implementation of an settlement reached between international ministers of India and China at a gathering in Moscow on September 10.

“We will insist on early and complete disengagement of Chinese troops from all friction points. That is the first step for restoration of peace and tranquillity along the border,” stated a supply.

The sources stated the Chinese People’s Liberation Army(PLA) is but to answer the Indian Army’s communication to it on holding the subsequent spherical of the Corps commander-level talks.

“There is no date as of now as the Chinese military is yet to respond to it. The talks could take place sometime next week,” a supply stated.

The two sides have thus far held 5 rounds of talks on the stage of Corps commanders.

The sources stated the scenario remained tense at each the north and south financial institution of the Pangong lake space in addition to at different friction factors in japanese Ladakh.

There have been at the very least three makes an attempt by the PLA to “intimidate” Indian troops alongside the north and south financial institution of Pangong lake space within the final three weeks the place even pictures have been fired within the air for the primary time on the LAC in 45 years.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Thursday stated China ought to take ahead the method for full disengagement of troops from all friction factors together with on the Pangong lake space, and requested it to not make unilateral makes an attempt to vary the established order.

He stated either side ought to deal with easing tensions within the friction areas by refraining from any actions which will result in an escalation within the scenario.

The assertion by Mr Srivastava got here within the backdrop of remarks by Chinese international ministry on Wednesday that it was for India to provoke the method to disengage and restore peace alongside the LAC.

Delhi Police Arrests Freelance Journalist Under Official Secrets Act

The journalist was in possession of defence-related categorised paperwork, police stated (Representational)

New Delhi:

The Delhi Police on Friday stated it has arrested a contract journalist, who was present in possession of defence-related categorised paperwork, in reference to a case below the Official Secrets Act.

Rajeev Sharma, a resident of Delhi’s Pitampura, has been arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.

“He (Rajeev) was found to be in possession of some defence-related classified documents. Investigation of the case is in progress and further details will be shared in due course,” Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), stated.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

Andhra Pradesh Levies Re 1 Road Development Cess On Petrol, Diesel

Andhra Pradesh Levies Re 1 Road Development Cess On Petrol, Diesel. (Representational)


The Andhra Pradesh authorities on Friday issued an ordinance offering for levy of a Road Development Cess of Re 1 every per litre on petrol and high-speed diesel that may web round Rs 500 crore yearly.

The ordinance cleared by Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan amended the AP Value Added Tax Act, 2005.

The state Cabinet, at its assembly on September 3, had accredited the choice to impose the Road Development Cess.

Considering the need of allocating devoted funds for the event of roads within the state, the federal government determined to levy the Road Development Cess, along with the prevailing levies on petrol and diesel, in public curiosity.

Proceeds of the cess will likely be round Rs 500 crore each year, Special Chief Secretary (Revenue) Rajat Bhargava mentioned.

The cess quantity could be transferred to the Andhra Pradesh Road Development Corporation for unique use in growing highway infrastructure, he mentioned.

This is the second time in two months that the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy authorities has elevated the tax on the auto gasoline.

On July 20, 12 months the federal government revised the tax construction on petrol and diesel, thereby rising their value by Rs 1.24 and Rs 0.93 per litre respectively, to mop up a further income of about Rs 600 crore each year.

The new cess will likely be fully used for finishing up highway works, together with the much-needed repairs by the APRDC.

Of the whole to be realised, we plan to offer a minimum of Rs 100 crore to the city native our bodies which in any other case don’t have entry to such cash, a high official advised PTI.

But there’s a main catch that might thwart the governments plans.

The RDC is now penniless, with none budgetary help from the state authorities.

It had borrowed Rs 3,000 crore in February 2019 however all that was utilized by the earlier Chandrababu Naidu regime in direction of a freebie scheme “Pasupu-Kumkuma”.

Beginning November this 12 months, the RDC has to begin paying curiosity on the mortgage because the moratorium interval ends. Besides, a portion of the principal additionally must be repaid.

Principal and curiosity collectively will likely be round Rs 50 crore a month, the highest official mentioned, implying that a minimum of Rs 600 crore is required each year.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

“I Failed To Convince My Government”, Harsimrat Badal On Farm Bills

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, an Akali Dal MP who resigned from the Prime Minister’s cupboard on Thursday over the controversial farm payments, tells NDTV that she needed the federal government to present a listening to to the farmers earlier than tabling the ordinances. She additionally says Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been working very onerous to take the nation ahead and doesn’t imagine his insurance policies are “anti-farmer.

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