India is playing like champions in fourth and last test match against Australia. The visitors got all out by scoring just 137 runs in the second innings, giving India a target of 106 runs to win the test match as well as the series. At the end of the day, India is wicket less for 19 runs. Both the openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay have played well not to lose any wicket. In fact, this will help the team psychologically to play strong tomorrow.
As well as India bowled in the second innings, they owe a lot of this to the batting of Jadeja and Saha. There was great application and temperament shown by both. Jadeja joined Kohli, Vijay and Rahul with six scored of 50 or above scores this home season. Then Umesh Yadav was sensational. The other bowlers then did their job to give India only 106 to chase.
Let’s hope, India will complete the formalities before the lunch to seize the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Debutante Kuldeep Yadav leads India off the field after having brought them right back in to the Test today. India were looking at a world of pain when Australia ran away to 130 for 1 at the Lunch, but this has been an amazing comeback. Australia's tail hung in to take them to 300 on an interesting pitch that has kept both quicks and spinners interested without really looking unplayable. Kuldeep took four wickets for 68 runs.
Australia's captain Steven Smith motored to his third century of the series - one of only six visiting batsmen to score that many in India - but was left without significant top-order support, as the Indian debutant Kuldeep Yadav weaved a wrist spinner's web around the tourists on the first afternoon of the decisive fourth Test in Dharamsala.
Kuldeep Yadav was actually roped in place of Captain Virat Kohli who couldn’t play the test match owing to injury in last match. It will be interesting to see how Indian batsmen will play on the pitch which has something for the bowlers.
Superstar Rajinikanth is in dilemma whether to enter politics or not. In fact, his contemporary Chiranjeevi’s bad experience is politics is making him think numerous times. There have been various stories about Rajini’s political entry, post Tamil Nadu former chief minister Jayalalithaa’s death. Some reported that, he would join Bharatiya Janata Party; few predicted he would support Panneerselvam and others forecasted he may launch his own party.
Condemning all the reports, Rajinikanth stated that, he will not support any party in the next elections in the state. “My support is for no one in the coming elections,” informed Rajinikanth.
This statement would bother BJP biggies who thought the superstar would back their party in Tamil Nadu. Narendra Modi also had an opinion of it would be better for BJP if Rajinikanth would be face of the party in the state. Unfortunately, Rajini is not keen on joining politics or supporting any party for now.
On the work front, Rajinikanth is presently busy wrapping up the most prestigious project Robo 2.0 which is slated for release during Diwali.
Superstar Rajinikanth Robo 2.0 director S Shankar has apologized after his production unit attacked two photo journalists in Chennai today. "I am sorry. I shall ensure incidents like this won't repeat. It has happened without my knowledge," Shankar told the media persons. Rajinikanth was not present on set, when the incident took place.
The journalists reportedly questioned why the film unit had blocked a road in the Chennai neighborhood of Thiruvallikeni. They also reportedly asked if the unit had permission to shoot during the day. A complaint has been filed against the film's production manager, a bouncer and director S Shankar's nephew.
Most of Robo 2.0 has already been filmed, except for a song and some 'patchwork'. The film also stars Akshay Kumar and actress Amy Jackson is scheduled for release during Diwali.
It’s Nara Chandrababu Naidu and Nandamuri Balakrishna’s grandson Nara Devansh’s birthday today. In the above picture, Devansh is seen distributing sweets to office staff. The little kid of Nara Lokesh and Brahmani is looking cute here.
On the other hand, Chandrababu Naidu donated Rs 25 lakh to the Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam for annadanam one whole day at Annadanam Satram. Chandrababu can’t be there today in Tirumala as he is busy with assembly sessions.
It is to be seen whether Devansh will pursue a career in films or politics or both, after he grows up!
Former Karnataka chief minister SM Krishna is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of national president Amit Shah at the party’s national headquarters in New Delhi at 5 pm on Wednesday. Senior BJP leader R Ashok is coordinating Krishna’s BJP joining program.
The 84-year-old Krishna had severed his nearly 50-year-old association with the Congress on January 28 expressing dissatisfaction with being ignored by the party high command.
SM Krishna had gruffly postponed his plans to join the BJP last week following the death of his sister. It is learnt that the BJP State unit is keen to include Krishna into its fold before the by-polls to Nanjangud and Gundlupet Assembly constituencies are completed, as it wants to use his political influence in this part of the State to its advantage.
Australia’s middle order batsmen Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb held their nerve admirably for Australia to draw third test match with India. Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja defeated Matt Renshaw and Steven Smith within the space of four balls in the morning session to leave the tourists in deep trouble. But Marsh and Handscomb refused to panic, combining for a calm and sensible stand of 124 that prevented India from winning the test match and taking lead in the series.
Though Marsh got out in Jadeja’s bowling after scoring 53 runs in 197 balls, Handscomb was there batting unbeaten with 72 runs until India’s captain Virat Kohli offers Australia the draw. The first time a visiting team has batted out a draw after trailing in the first innings in India since 2010-11. And that on a pitch with a lot of rough outside the left-hand batsmen's off stump.
Jadeja picked 4 wickets and R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma took one wicket each.
India’s dominating show continues in third test match with Australia and the Virat Kohli led team is inching towards win. India owned the first session on fifth day. Bowlers took two big wickets of Smith and Renshaw, and just conceded60 runs. Australia is still 69 behind, and basically their lesser batsmen will have to replicate that determination and application in more difficult conditions if they are to even level the scores here.
While Renshaw was first to go in Ishant’s bowling, Jadeja took Smith’s wicket. Currently, Shaun Marsh and Handscomb are at the crease with 15 and 4 runs respectively. The way Indian bowlers are bowling today, Australia may pack up in shorter period. So, India bounced back strongly after losing first test. They have won second test and are inch close to take lead in the series.
Chateswar Pujara becomes savior for India, when the team struggles to give tough competition to opposite teams. The Mr defendable scored a ton in the third test match against Australia. India is at 303/4, is giving tough fight to Aussies with Pujara and Karun Nair at the crease.
India lost Murali Vijay at the stroke of lunch after the opener and Cheteshwar Pujara had built a strong platform on the third morning in Ranchi, aided by a strong dose of good fortune when both batsmen might have been out in the space of two balls. Their stand was worth 102 when Vijay advanced unsuccessfully to O'Keefe.
Captain Virat Kohli disappointed once again by getting out cheaply after scoring just 6 runs. Ajinkya Rahane too disappointed by scoring only 14 runs in a flat pitch, where bowlers getting not much support from the pitch.
India still are trail by 148 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.
Pawan Kalyan has launched Jana Sena Party website (www.janasenaparty.org/) today. All the details of the party and political activities are placed in the site. Pawan Kalyan has made it clear that by 2019, his party will function in full pledged manner. The Jana Sena chief said his party is not in NDA for this moment and think of alliances during next elections.
Pawan went on to say that he supported Chandrababu Naidu for his vast experience and will not undermine that all of sudden. He clarified to start party building in June and stated Jana Sena will be a complete political party by March next year. “Our party will contest in both states in next elections,” Pawan Kalyan said.
Few days ago, Nagababu stated that, he was wishing his elder brother megastar Chiranjeevi should join his younger brother Pawan Kalyan floated Jana Sena Party before the next general elections in 2019 to send a strong message that there are no differences between mega brothers and they are here to serve people of Andhra Pradesh.
Curiously, Pawan Kalyan during press meet on the eve of Jana Sena completing three years made sensational remarks on his brother Chiranjeevi. When asked whether Chiru will join his Jana Sena Party, Pawan replied saying, “It will never happen, since we have dissimilar ideologies.”
Even though Chiru had intentions to join Jana Sena Party, he would now change his mind with his brother Pawan’s comments. This is a disappointing statement for Nagababu as well as mega fans who hoped of ‘mega political unite’.
Power Star Pawan Kalyan floated political party Jana Sena exactly three years ago, means on March 14th, 2014, to question state and central governments on behalf of common people. He then had made sensational remarks on all parties including TDP and BJP. However, he changed voice to lend support for TDP-BJP, shockingly to fans and followers who thought Pawan would contest in the elections.
Post polls, Pawan slowed down and shifted focus to films. Moreover, Pawan Kalyan didn’t have sufficient funds to run the party. Pawan announced to quit films after doing 2 to 3 films as to dedicate his rest of life in politics. He stated that, the only reason for him to doing these 2 to 3 films is to earn money to strengthen his party.
While Pawan Kalyan disappointed initially with half discussions at public meetings regarding various issues, things turned in favor of him. He questioned governments regarding few matters as to assist middle and lower class people such as land acquisition, kidney problems in Uddanam, problems of weavers etc.
In fact, people started to approach Pawan Kalyan with a hope of him to fight against government to resolve their snags. Nonetheless, the Jana Sena chief botched to take special status agitation to next level, though youth and others came forward to support him on the issue.
For now, Pawan Kalyan is busy wrapping up Katamarayudu which is slated for release during Ugadi. He had committed to do 2 films- one with Trivikram Srinivas and other with RT Neason. Post completion of these films at rapid pace, Pawan would consecrate all his time to politics.
While analysts say, Pawan Kalyan has support of one social group, he stated not to encourage such caste and group politics. Let’s see what strategies will Pawan Kalyan will come up with after completing his last 3 films as to win as many as seats in next general elections to happen in 2019.
On Monday, Kannada film producer Viresh V was arrested for allegedly molesting a girl on the ploy of discussing a movie role in Bengaluru. Before his arrest, Viresh was beaten up by the parents of the girl.
As per reports, Viresh allegedly tried to sexually assault the young girl when he called her to his home on the pretext of discussing a movie role. The girl ran away from the room after locking the producer in.
She then called her family who manhandled Viresh. The entire incident was recorded on a mobile phone.
The police has arrested Viresh and an investigation has been launched. The victim’s family has handed over the video to the police for further investigation. More details are awaited.
Veeresh is the state president of ‘Karunadu Suvarna Vedike’ and has produced a Kannada film ‘Preeti, maaye hushar illa.’
Mega Power Star Ram Charan celebrates his birthday on 27th of this month. Every year, on this special day, mega fans do charity events. They also donate blood on the day. Latest initiative from mega fans for Charan’s 32nd birthday is “Mana Ooru – Mega Neeru” (Our Village And Mega Water). As part of this program, they will supply water to people of rural area through water tanks this summer.
The free water supply program has already begun in Nellore district from yesterday will continue till end of May. Mega fans will be conducting blood donation camp at Red Cross in Nellore. On 27th, on the eve of Charan’s birthday, they will be performing special poojas in Nellore’s Moolapet Sivalayam.
On the work front, Ram Charan is presently doing an untitled film under the direction of Sukumar. Post completion of this film, Charan will join hands with Mani Ratnam for a Telugu-Tamil bilingual film.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday took winning lead over the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand, as per trends. The saffron party is leading in 51 seats in the 70-member house. Biggest shocking thing for Congress is Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat loses from Kichha seat. The incumbent CM loses from Haridwar rural seat too.
Curiously, BJP is facing competition from Congress in Goa. While Congress maintains the lead with 12 seats, BJP won 8 seats and others have won 4 seats. Astonishingly, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar lost the Mandrem assembly seat by a margin of nearly 7000 votes to Congress rival Dayanand Sopte.
It is evident that the people of Goa were unhappy with the CM who was Minister of Health before who succeeding Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Moreover Parrikar was the star campaigner for the assembly elections even though Parsekar was the chief minister, Parsekar won thrice from his constituency of Mandrem in north Goa in the past.
While the entire world celebrated ‘Women’s Day’ with extreme respect, the maverick director Ram Gopal Varma made sensational comments affronting women. When a renowned politician warned RGV on social media, the controversial filmmaker replied back with a head-on message and also called him a “joker”.
Popular politician Dr. Jitendra Awhad (of NCP) had issued a firm warning to RGV on the social media stating “@RGVzoomin apologies or face the consequences we dnt mind taking law in hand”.
RGV replied back stating, “Great @PawarSpeaks shud kick u out for threatening to take law into hands in our sovereign democratic country ..u r a disgrace to his ideals. If u don’t apologise to threat of taking law into ur own hands, will formally register complaint, so let me know. Please note @PawarSpeaks”.
When Dr. Jitendra Awhad replied “plz go ahead and do it @RGVzoomin”, Ram Gopal Varma not only called Awhad a ‘joker’, but also ‘invited’ him stating “Ok if u want to take law into ur own hands I will be available at my office in Veeradesai road next to empire dubbing studio”.
On the other hand, an activist named Vishaka Mhabre of ‘Ranaragini’ (Women’s wing of the Goa-based ‘Hindu Janajagruti Group’) lodged a police complaint against him accusing him of insulting women. Additionally, the complaint also demanded RGV’s twitter account should be permanently blocked.
Salman Khan joins his peer Shah Rukh Khan in venturing into businesses other than film production, binding their popularity to establish revenue streams in industries as diverse as entertainment, competitive sport, endorsements and branded clothing.
Salman Khan, who owns the Being Human clothing brand, has registered the BeingSmart trademark for smartphones targeted at the entry to middle market segment. He has also selected the Chinese plant and initial phone models that will run on Android and cost below Rs 20,000.
The BeingSmart smartphones will initially be sold online and later through strategic partnerships with a few large cellphone and electronic retail chains. They may also be sold in Being Human stores.
Salman is said to be searching for an investor. He expects to launch the devices in the next two quarters. Like the Being Human apparel line, proceeds from the profit will be ploughed back into charity and social work that Salman Khan does with his Being Human Foundation.