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Fake websites collect money for NGOs promoted on Aamir's 'Satyamev Jayate'
Report dated 29/05/2012 @ 12:47 PM
Aamir Khan's TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' is embroiled in yet another controversy.
At the end of the show Aamir tells viewers to post their views, queries, feedback etc on the site www.satyamevjayate.in, and donate through a bank, to the NGO for which a link is provided where one can donate.
However two fake websites have come up and viewers from across the country have been calling the channel with complaints. They are afraid some of the donations may pass into the wrong hands through the fake sites. The genuine site now posts a message saying 'Please don't make donations or post messages on the fake sites'.
A spokesperson for the TV channel said the channel has decided to take legal action against the unscrupulous people who are involved with the fake websites. Meanwhile they are running a scroll on the channel cautioning viewers.
3D film on Jesus to be made in 9 languages by Keralite
Report dated 28/05/2012 @ 2:45 PM
The first 3D film on Jesus Christ 'Thirty Pieces of Silver' is to be made in nine languages including English and Malayalam and will be simultaneously released in 5000 cinemas worldwide. Director Kurien Varanasala personally consulted with experts on the Bible. Johny Sagarika will produce.
Shooting will begin by the end of July mainly in the Ramoji Rao Film City in Hyderabad, as well as in Jerusalem and Hampi in Karnataka.
Sagarika said they will introduce Dubai based NRI Jeremy Jairus, and all 12 apostles will also be new faces. The 300 strong cast will include 50 from Kerala. All the technicians will be brought in from abroad.
The pooja of 'Thirty Pieces of Silver' will be held in Kochi on June 5 and will be attended by 35 bishops of Catholic churches and senior ministers. The film is expected to premier next Easter.
Dentist couple to be tried for murder of daughter Aarushi
Report dated 25/05/2012 @ 4:37 PM
Dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are now to stand trial for the murder of their daughter Aarushi 14, and domestic helper Hemraj four years ago, after a Ghaziabad court observed that there appeared to be enough evidence against them.
Charges under sections of murder and destruction of evidence will be formally framed when the Talwars may plead guilty or not guilty. An additional charge of misleading the probe has been brought against Rajesh Talwar for filing a police complaint that Hemraj had killed his daughter, a day before the helper's body was found on the terrace of the house.
The Court is to fix a date for the commencement of the trial.
Armed politician gangster attacks family of murdered policeman
Report dated 24/05/2012 @ 1:57 PM
An armed gang of goons led by a local Kolkata Trinamool supporter, Kamal Das, broke into the home of murdered policeman Asit Dam and terrified the family that included a 78-year-old grandmother and 10-year-old child, threatening the family not to appear as witnesses in the trial.
The family called police but the responding officer told them to "go to the station and file a complaint"!
The traumatised family was afraid of the daylight assault and nonplussed at the inertia and callousness of the law enforcers.
Kolkata Police constable Asit Dam was brutally beaten in March for standing up to a gang of 8 that broke into his home and tried to molest his niece. Dam succumbed somedays later.
Gurgaon women on night watch for safety audit
Report dated 24/05/2012 @ 1:56 PM
A group of women's organisations have taken to the streets by night to carry out a safety audit of the city. Their watch included dark alleys and dimly lit pavements, and the study they prepared revealed a host of obvious flaws in urban planning.
The study was headed by Jagori, a pioneer in researching gender and space in Delhi, and included groups like Let's Walk Gurgaon, Saksham and Girlcott and their findings show that if a woman is cornered on a dark street and wants to run, chances are she will fall on bad quality pavements or run into a series of obstacles from parked cars to poorly placed street furniture.
One stretch has missing pavers, broken kerbs, gaping potholes, encroachments and visual and physical hurdles, narrow pavements and in some areas no pavements at all.
A number of areas have poor public lighting, large shadows created by trees, entrapment areas including dark zones that often lie unused. Those areas where hawkers set up shop, generate a natural surveillance where women feel safer.
Kalpana Viswanath of Jagori says there is no semblance of planning or design in Gurgaon, with builders constructing whatever they wish to, and there is a dire need to plan for public spaces.