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Nigeria twin India in new Bolly, Nolly Movie ‘Namaste Wahala’


”Namaste Wahala” The romantic comedy collaboration between Nollywood and Bollywood will officially drop in March 2020.

The film produced by Bollywood filmmaker, Hamisha Daryani Ahuja stars Nollywood’s Ini Dima-Okojie, Richard Mofe Damijo, Osas Ighodalo, Ibrahim Suleiman, Broda Shaggi and Bollywood’s Ruslaan Mumtaz.

Ini Dima broke the news on her page with the write up below:


Guysssss so over the past few weeks, I’ve been on set as part of the cast for this beautiful movie #NamasteWahala.

We’re finally done filming and I can’t wait for you to see it 🤗🤗🤗 Namaste Wahala is a love story that cuts across the cultures of two countries – India & Nigeria. The movie touches various genres – romance, comedy, drama, and is directed by @hamishadaryaniahuja. It was such a pleasure working with these amazing, fun professional cast


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India celebrates 71st republic day..


The Indian government on Sunday celebrated the 71st Republic Day amid tight and adequate security measures.
The main function was organised at Rajpath in New Delhi, the national capital, where India’s military might and cultural diversity was fully displayed.

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the Indian national flag, following which the national anthem was played. In accordance with the tradition, a booming 21-gun salute was also presented to mark the beginning of the parade, N.Rs learnt

The Republic Day ceremony started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the National War Memorial, where he paid tributes to the Indian soldiers who died fighting for the country.


Kovind saluted the parade and flypast. The military contingents, police and paramilitary marched past the podium, with colourful cultural performances being showcased during the parade.

“A spectacular parade of forces and a majestic flypast by military today marked the 71st Republic Day,” an official said, adding that the parade had showed the country’s military prowess, state-of-the-art defence platforms, and diverse culture.


Indian army’s battle tank Bhishma, infantry combat vehicle Ballway Machine Pikate and the air force’s new Rafale fighter jet, Chinook and Apache helicopters were the main highlights during the parade. For the first time, Anti-Satellite Weapons (ASAT) from Mission Shakti and the Dhanush artillery were at display.

A contingent of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) women bikers, 21 of them on five motorcycles, performed daredevil stunts during the parade.


According to the officials, over 20,000 security personnel from police and paramilitary were deployed in Delhi to ensure that no untoward incident takes place. Authorities also installed CCTV cameras and face-recognition cameras at Rajpath as part of the security.

The telecast of the parade and cultural pageant along with commentary in Hindi and English was available on the state-run television Doordarshan News. The state-run broadcaster All India Radio also broadcast the running commentary of the event for listeners.

Several VIPs and foreign dignitaries attended the event. President of Brazil Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the chief guest at the parade.

The parade started from Vijay Chowk and proceeded towards the Red Fort grounds.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to greet people on Republic Day.


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Pretty actress commit suicide, leave note..


According to Times of India, an Indian television actor Sejal Sharma was found hanging in her flat at Mira Road on Friday. She left behind a suicide note.

The Kashimira police has registered a case of accidental death. Two of her friends, including a room mate who were reportedly in the flat are being questioned.


Sejal (26) who acted in the Star Plus serial ‘Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji’ was living on rent on the second floor of Royal Nest housing society, Shivar Garden, Mira Road. Her show that began in January 2019, abruptly ended in August. In the serial she essayed the role of Simmi Khosla, the adoptive sister of the lead actor.

Police said that she was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her bedroom at around 5 am. A suicide note found on her stated that nobody should be blamed for her suicide. Police said that the cause of the death is being investigated.


Her friends said on condition of anonymity that Sejal was under depression after her television show came to an end. She was looking for work but nothing had come her way.

Police are also investigating the love angle as some of her friends have hinted at a relationship angle that had added to her depression.

Originally from Udaipur in Rajasthan, Sejal had come to Mumbai in 2017 to pursue her acting career. It was her first television serial. Prior to that she had done a few commercials on televisions, including with actor Aamir Khan and cricketers Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya.

The body has been taken to the Pandit Bhimsen Joshi government hospital in Bhayander for autopsy. Police said that they are waiting for her parents to arrive


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How Abike Dabiri-Erewa feels about Nigeria/India Partnership


According to the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stronger partnership between intelligent Nigerians and Indians in Diaspora is capable of transforming the world.

Dabiri-Erewa made this known in Abuja during the commemoration of the 2020 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Indians in Diaspora day) and World Hindi Day.

NobleReporters learnt that Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is commemorated on Jan. 9 to mark the return of Mahatma Gandhi to India from South Africa and recognizing Indians in Diaspora.


Dabiri-Erewa said that those in Diaspora represented persons undergoing human capital development especially the combination of Nigerians and Indians in Diaspora who are known to make up the most intelligent migrants in countries of residence.

According to her, Nigerian doctors are known to be among the best in their countries of residence and Indians in Diaspora have also contributed to industrial development in their countries of residence.


She explained that if Nigerian medical doctors abroad could impart their knowledge and expertise back in the country, it would go a long way toward reducing the rate of medical tourism.

Dabiri-Erewa commended India for its laudable achievements recorded in overseeing the affairs of its citizens living in various countries and the contributions they were making toward further development of the countries of their residence.


The NIDCOM boss said that Nigeria also had a lot to learn from India in terms of how it had successfully handled the affairs of its nationals in Diaspora.

“There is a lot to learn from what you have done with your diaspora. When I became chairman of NIDCOM, the first high commission I decided to visit was the Indian High commission to learn from India.


“What I have learnt from India has helped us in the task of setting up of the Nigeria Diaspora Commission and we will continue to come to you to learn more from you.

“The Indian Diaspora is a bridge to the world. We also have a Nigerian Diaspora that is also a bridge to the world but we know that we have a lot to do.” Dabiri submitted.


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India launces plan to invest $1.43tr bugdet.

...on rails, ports,ways,others


The government of India on Tuesday announced an ambitious plan to invest $1.43 trillion in various infrastructure sectors like ports, railways, and highways, among others.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the mega plan, touted to achieve a $5 trillion economy in the next five years. However, she remained silent on the mode of funding for the infrastructure blueprint.

Announcing the blueprint for India’s infrastructure investments, Sitharaman said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in his Independence Day speech spoken of investing in infrastructure. Subsequently, a task force identified $1.43 trillion worth projects after conducting 70 stakeholder consultations in a short period of four months”.

Nirmala Sitharaman | Finance Minister

Under the blueprint, named the National Infrastructure Pipeline, investments will be made in the energy sector, agriculture, mobility, ports, highways, airports, and telecommunications.

Sitharaman did not disclose how it will be funded.


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(Video) Indian students deported from Canada. Reasons.

…for alleged fake IELTS test result.


A video which has gone viral on social media, captured moment a large number of Indian students allegedly deported from Canada were waiting for the flight back home at Pearson International Airport.

The Indian students were allegedly deported after it was discovered that they used fake IELTS results to secure admission in the country.


Twitter user, @theTameemZaqtan who shared a video from the airport wrote;

A big number of Indian students deported from Pearson International Airport after their IELTS test results were found to be fake

Indian students allegedly deported from Canada for allegedly using fake IELTS test results to secure admission (video)

Video


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Bollywood actor, Punjabi commit suicide.


Bollywood actor Kushal Punjabi, 37 has been found dead at his residence.

According to local media reports, his body was found hanging in his Mumbai home, India on the night of Thursday, December 26th. He was last seen in Ishq Mein Marjawan.


His colleague, Karanvir Bohra shared the news of his demise on social media saying;

“Ur demise has shocked the hell out of me. I’m still in denial @itsme_kushalpunjabi. I know you are in a happier place, but this is unfathomable. The way you lead your life really inspired me in more ways than one….but what was I to know. Your zest for dancing, fitness, off-road biking, fatherhood and above all that, that smiling face of yours, your happy-go-lucky nature your warmth all that was such ingenuity. I’m gonna miss you so much #kushlani You will always be remembered sad a guy who lived a full life”.

Punjabi’s funeral rites will be held in Mumbai by 4 pm on Friday, December 27th


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21 year old Nigerian man arrested in India.

A Nigerian man has been arrested in India for being in possession of 265gm of heroin. The 21-year-old Nigerian man said to be indigene of Anambra state, was identified simply as Nonso.

The suspect who was arrested at Ziri market near Sector 39 roundabout on Tuesday afternoon, arrived in India on business visa two months back and had been staying in Delhi.

Upon being interrogated, Nonso said he came to Chandigarh in the search of customers in view of Christmas and New Year holiday. He further disclosed that he was told by an associate that Chandigarh had a good potential market for heroin.

The Nigerian man also revealed that he procured the narcotics from one of his countrymen living at Uttam Nagar in Delhi. Nonso was reportedly arraigned in a local court on Wednesday December 25, after failing to produce a passport, visa or any other document regarding his stay in India or Chandigarh..

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Rape victim who set herself ablaze died in hospital

A 23-year-old rape victim, who set herself on fire outside the office of Superintendent of Police (SP) in Unnao, India on December 16, has died in a Kanpur hospital.

According to India Today, the deceased had alleged that the police were not acting on her complaint against an accused rapist, Avadesh Singh. Therefore, in protest, she reached the SP office in Unnao on December 16 and poured kerosene on herself and set herself on fire, walking into the office in flames.

She died on Saturday night. She claimed that he had promised to marry her, but was now refusing to acknowledge the relationship. A case of rape was registered against Avadesh Singh, but the latter had obtained anticipatory bail from the court.

The police had filed the charge sheet against the accused. The cops immediately doused the flames and took the woman to the district hospital from where she was referred to the Lal Lajpat Rai hospital in Kanpur. She suffered 70 per cent burns.

The doctors said she developed swelling in her abdomen and respiratory organs, and had been put on a ventilator since Saturday morning. According to SP Unnao Vikrant Veer, the woman was in a relationship with the accused for several years. She had lodged a complaint against him on October 2 , accusing him of having sexually exploited her.

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‘Siddharth Gita’ Popular Indian actress died

Legendary Indian actress, Gita Siddharth Kak, known for her remarkable roles in films like Garam Hawa; Parichay; Disco Dancer; and Trishul among others, has died in India’s largest city, Mumbai.

According to India Today, the actress breathed her last in the evening of December 14th. She is best known for her role in M.S. Sathyu’s 1973 classic Garam Hawa. Sathyu’s effort won a National Award as Best Feature Film on National Integration.

She received a souvenir at the ceremony for her role of Amina in the film. Gita made her debut in Gulzar’s 1972 film, Parichay, starring Jeetendra and Jaya Bhaduri. She was a familiar face on the Bollywood screen of the seventies and eighties, featuring in films such as Sholay, Trishul, Disco Dancer, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Noorie, Desh Premee, Dance Dance, Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki, Shaukeen, Arth, Mandi, Ek Chadar Maili Si, Gaman and Doosra Aadmi.

She was married to television host-producer and documentary filmmaker Siddharth Kak, who is known for his popular TV culture magazine, Surabhi, which aired on Doordarshan from 1990 to 2001.

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India: North Delhi Fire Seize 43 lives, 56 injured.

A massive fire which broke out early morning on Sunday in Delhi has claimed 43 lives with over 56 people seriously injured.

The fire broke out inside a four-storey factory in Filmistan area of north Delhi.

Rescue and fire department officials have rescued several people, many of whom are in critical condition.

Delhi Police has confirmed the huge death toll in the early morning fire.

Speaking to India Today TV, fire department officials said they received a call in the morning about a fire and had no information about people trapped in the burning building, which caused delay in the rescue operations.

Police said 59 people were inside the factory operating from a residential area when the blaze broke out.

According to the news medium, authorities from the LNJP hospital have confirmed many of the people who were brought to the hospital had died, while many of the rescued and injured have been rushed to RML, Lady Hardinge and Hindu Rao Hospitals.

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Non violent rape with condom should not count for penalties – Indian Filmmaker, shravan says

…after the rape and murder of indian doctor

A filmmaker has said that rape is “not a serious thing” and that women should “co-operate” if they are being raped.

Daniel Shravan, an Indian filmmaker, made this shocking statement while reacting to the death of Priyanka Reddy, 27, a vet who was raped by a man who offered to help her last week when she got a flat tyre. Her charred body was found under an overpass near Hyderabad in India last week.

Following her death, Daniel Shravan tried to explain why “non-violent” sex attacks should be legalised. He also said that women should carry condoms in preparation for being raped and they should “co-operate” with their rapist.

Daniel Shravan said: “Rape is not a serious thing, but murder is inexcusable.”

He also said, “the government should legalise rape without violence for the safety of women.”

Shravan argued that women were being killed because they fought back or used pepper spray on their rapists. He added that men are killing women because they are frustrated sexually.

He said: “Rapists are not finding a way to get their bodily sexual desires and getting these killing thoughts. An evil thought provokes crime (Killing). Better, women should accept Men’s Sex.”

He added that Indian women should be “aware of sex education” including “carrying condoms and dental dams” so they can use them if they encounter a rapist.

Shravan also said that the Indian government was frightening rapists. He said laws that punish rapists after victims report them cause most rapists to kill their victims in order to silence them.

His comments were roundly condemned and he later deleted the post after people said they would boycott his films.

One person said: “What kind of sick mentality does he have? Disgusting and disturbing. I am tired of this misogyny and victim blaming.”

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