Monday, April 15, 2019

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot to make Eurovision appearance

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot to make Eurovision appearance


It's still unclear whether the Israeli actress, who plays the comic book superhero, will appear live on stage or via satellite but she will apparently perform pro bono; last year's winner Netta Barzilai also set to perform.

Israeli actress Gal Gadot is set to take part in next month’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, according to a statement released Monday by the event’s organizers.

In May, shortly after Israel won the right to host the event - following Netta Barzilai’s winning performance during last year’s competition -Gadot received an official offer to host the prestigious event but opted to decline.

Although it remains unknown whether the actress who plays Wonder Woman will appear live or via satellite, Eurovision’s Editor-in-Chief and Lead Director, Yuval Cohen said at a press conference Gadot will not get paid for her appearance.

Earlier it was confirmed that pop diva, Madonna, will perform at the Grand Final on May 18, after months long negotiations between the singer’s representatives and the contest's organizers.

The Israeli-Canadian billionaire Sylvan Adams has apparently agreed to foot the bill for Madonna's performance.

In addition, last year’s winner Barzilai will also perform not only at Grand Final but during one of the semifinals as well, where she will sing a new rendition of her last year’s winning song “Toy.”

Israel’s previous Eurovision winner - Dana International - who won the competition back in 1998, is also set to belt out a tune at both the final and one of the semifinals.

PUBG Mobile Ban: After Nepal, Now Iraq is Considering Banning The Popular Battle Royale Game

PUBG Mobile Ban: After Nepal, Now Iraq is Considering Banning The Popular Battle Royale Game

According to a recent report on the internet, the Iraqi parliament has proposed banning online multiplayer video games like PUBG Mobile, amid fears they are corrupting young people and getting them hooked on violent fantasies.

After getting banned in Nepal the popular online game PUBG Mobile is about to get banned in Iraq. According to a recent report on the internet, the Iraqi parliament has proposed banning online multiplayer video games, amid fears they are corrupting young people and getting them hooked on violent fantasies. The cultural parliamentary committee submitted on Saturday a draft law that seeks to ban electronic games specially PUBG. “The committee is concerned about the obsession over these electronic games that ignite violence among children and youth. Its influence has spread rapidly among Iraq’s society,” the head of the committee, Sameaa Gullab, said during a press conference in Baghdad. Iraqi media reported incidents of suicide and divorce related to the games during the last year. 

Recently, Nepal has officially banned PUBG to stop addiction and to prevent violence. Senior Superintendent of Police Dhiraj Pratap Singh received eight letters from schools and twenty-five letters from parents complaining about the violent and addictive nature of PUBG last month, and that was the final straw. In a recent story published by the Nepal-based news outfit The Kathmandu Post, the ban on PUBG began when the Nepal Metropolitan Crime Division officially filed a Public Interest Litigation requesting to ban PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds completely. Apparently, the request was approved and shortly after, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority issued a cease-and-desist to the country’s internet service providers and telecommunications companies. 

GOA IT minister Rohan Khaunte had said earlier that there was a need to pass a law to put a stop PUBG. The minister stated that PUBG had become a “demon” in every house while students have been neglecting their studies because they are busy playing PUBG Mobile online

Sunday, April 7, 2019

JEE Main April 2019: List of things to carry in exam hall, banned items

JEE Main April 2019: List of things to carry in exam hall, banned a items

NTA JEE Main April 2019 exams begin today. Check important instructions to follow on the exam day with architecture exam. The engineering test from tomorrow onwards.

JEE Main April 2019 exams begin from today. (Express Photo by Sahil Walia/ Representational)

NTA JEE Main 2019: The second and last session of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2019 has begun today with paper-I, an entrance exam for admission to architecture and related courses. The exam for admission to engineering related undergraduate courses – B.E and B.Tech will begin tomorrow, April 8, 2019.

For all the exams, some the National Testing Agency (NTA), the JEE conducting body has released important instructions. From reporting time, venue to dress code. Candidates also need to bring necessary documents along with them. Without proper security checks, no one will be allowed to appear for the exam, to avoid the hassle, have a look at the detailed instructions

Saif Ali Khan says he wishes daughter Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan all the best for Imtiaz Ali’s next

Saif Ali Khan says he wishes daughter Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan all the best for Imtiaz Ali’s next

Sara Ali Khan is currently filming Imtiaz Ali’s sequel to Love Aaj Kal.

Sara Ali Khan will feature in a sequel to Saif’s Lovbe Aaj Kal.

Bollywood Actor Saif Ali Khan has said he is very excited that his daughter and actress Sara Ali Khan is working with filmmaker Imtiaz Ali for the upcoming film Love Aaj Kal 2. “It’s a lovely movie and I’m very excited in particular that Sara is working with Imtiaz Ali. I wish both the young stars -- Sara and Kartik Aaryan the best,” Saif said in a statement.

There were reports that Saif, who was in the first instalment of Love Aaj Kal, will be seen playing the role of Kartik’s father in the sequel. Saif said, “I’d honestly want to play every role provided it’s interesting enough and if the time permitted it. Though Imtiaz was very kind to offer me a part in the sequel of Love Aaj Kal, I haven’t signed the film contrary to the rumours.”

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Love Aaj Kal, a romantic-comedy film, released in 2009. It also featured Deepika Padukone and Rishi Kapoor in key roles. The sequel is scheduled to hit the screens next year.

Saif has several projects line up. He will be seen in Sacred Games 2, Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior, Bhooth Police, Hunter and Jawaani Jaaneman.

Race actress Sameera Reddy flaunts her baby bump in latest Instagram posts, ‘Such Joy,’ she writes

Race actress Sameera Reddy flaunts her baby bump in latest Instagram posts, ‘Such Joy,’ she writes

Race actress Sameera Reddy is pregnant with her second child and today, the actress posted a picture on Instagram wherein she is flaunting her baby bump, take a look!

Sameera Reddy, known for her roles in films such as Race (2008), Taxi Number 9211 (2006) and De Dana Dan (2009), is pregnant with her second child and today, Sameera took to Instagram to share a picture flaunting her baby bump and her caption read, “Friday feels! This baby is kicking away such joy! #blessed.” Sameera Reddy is expecting her second child with entrepreneur husband Akshai Varde, and the two got married in January 2014 in Mumbai. And post her marriage, Sameera quit films.

A few weeks back, 38-year-old Sameera Reddy made an appearance at the Lakme Fashion Week and this Race actress shared a picture of herself and her caption had hashtags like 'Dressing up the bump' and ‘pregnancy fashion.’ Sameera Reddy and her husband welcomed their first child in 2015 and named him Hans, and soon after her marriage, Sameera had told in an interview that it is a big change in her life and for her, honeymoon period is going on so a little more time would be nice for her to return to films.

While Sameera made her Bollywood debut with Maine Dil Tujhko Diya, opposite Sohail Khan, she has featured in a lot of Tamil and Telugu films too. For all those who don’t know, Sameera and her husband connected over their love for bikes and in an interview, Sameera had said, “Akshai has his own range of mo’bikes. That’s how we met. I love mo’bikes and riding them is my passion. Akshai saw me whizzing past on this really mean macho machine. I think he was impressed. Our relationship started there.”