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There was a time when Indian cinema mainly constituted of movies for entertainment. Family problems, social issues, and humor were some of the main themes in this industry. But now the time has changed. A lot of new types of movies came into existence. These movies  give it’s audience a new kind of perception, story, and feeling.

The directors are experimenting with their films and the audience are also giving a thumbs up to these experiments. Nowadays, no one wants to make main stream cinema. The new upcoming movie starring ‘Rajkumar Rao’, ‘Trapped’ is one example of such film. Such a unique movie, that it got a standing ovation in Mumbai Film Festical, 26 October 2016. It was released on 17th March 2017.

The movie revolves around a character, who is trapped in his newly rented apartment and his struggle to survive without food electricity and water. The message – a small mistake can cost your life and it is displayed in such a different manner.

Talash, Kartik Calling Kartik, Ugly are some of the other movies that surprised audiences with its different style. These different movies have one common thing, they all display simple story in a special way.

Making of these movies can be explained with following reasons:

Today, the audience are fed up with the same kind of movies and want to see something new. They want to see as well as analyze different forms of creativity. This kind of psycho movies include a lot of challenges, and people respect these challenges and want to see directors overcome these challenges and make a movie.

These movies generally come from the group of a psycho thriller. These kind of movies are not those money maker kinds of movies, but most of them are critically claimed. The protagonist is the main player in the film. These kind of movies generally contain very few dialogues, songs or scenery. The acting of the actor is the only source of survival in this kind of movie. Budgets of these movies are also not that great.

We should respect this kind of movies, and the effort and devotion that people give in the same. We also hope that we will experience different new style movies in our upcoming and updated era.

There was a time when getting a taxi was the most irritating thing. The drivers attitudes were never on the land but always flying high in the sky. Their nakhre was more annoying than that of a girlfriend, chota distance nahi jayenge, meter kharabh hai (a number of them did not even have a meter), 200 se kam nahi hoga, saman hai to 50 extra lagega, gali me nahi jayenge, u-turn nahi lenge. It was very difficult for anyone to hire a taxi. A young person can manage but think about the condition of older men and women. There were very few drivers who had concern for them.

Then like a ray of hope, Ola came into existence in 2010. This company which was started with few people in Mumbai, to answer these auto drivers, expanded to the whole of India within a very short time period. Now this company has thousands of employees working under it. Then, Uber came, and both Ola and Uber are dominating the market.

A number of times, charges dropped to get more customers. And the situation came to the extent where we could pay just ₹6 per kilometer. They even started giving a lot more offers, like a first free ride and other coupon code offers. A number of drivers thought it as a good option and merged with it. But this amalgamation didn’t survive longer.
Soon, drivers started having this feeling that now they can’t take unnecessary charges and ultimately their earnings were affected and they have to go by rules. The latest strike by Uber drivers in Bangalore is one of the sample and proof of it.

Even the clashes between the local drivers and online operated taxis in Kerala is reasoned somewhere between this. Everyone is waiting for the decision. But before the decision comes, a lot of questions have to be answered. What if the auto drivers resume their past custom? What solution our Government will come up with? What will happen if things go worse?

Wait and watch, and hope for a better future.

The Bombay High Court directed the Centre and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to file within four weeks a reply to a PIL filed by the Petitioner Mr. Gansham Ramchandani seeking to set up an ombudsman in Telecom Sector.

The PIL filed by the Petitioner Mr. Gansham Ramchandani in the year 2016 also pointed that the Other Sectors such as Banking and Insurance also have an Ombudsman to immediately redress individual complaints but in Telecom there is no Ombudsman to redress individual Telecom Complaints.

According to the Petitioner’s Advocate Mr. Hitesh Ramchandani, the TRAI in the year 2004 had floated a consultation paper that there is a need to set up an ombudsman in Telecom Sector but in the year 2009 the Government decided not to set up an Ombudsman in Telecom Sector.

Currently in telecom the redressal tire system is that the Consumer redresses first to Telecom Service Provider and if not satisfied then to Appellant Officer of the same service Provider. This tier-mechanism of a call centre and the appellate is not independent and it lies within the same authority of the telecom service provider who is a party in the matter. The Department of Telecommunication only acts as a facilitator and just forwards the consumer grievance to the service provider, the Department of Telecommunication does not give any order or penalise the service provider for not redressing the Consumer Grievance as they are not vested with powers to penalise the service provider for not redressing the Grievances. The service provider is at a discretion to close the complaint received from Department of Telecommunication without resolving the Consumers Grievances. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India does not entertain and does not redress individual Telecom consumer complaints.

There is no other sector with such a mass base of 1 billion Telecom customer. An average consumer probably has complaints worth Rs.30 or Rs.20 a month. Very small value but large numbers. Since amount involved in most of the consumer complaints related to telecom service is very meagre in comparison to the litigation cost and in view of the time taken by the Consumer Courts/Forums in deciding the case, consumers in general are not willing to approach the Consumer Courts/Forums for redressal of their complaints.
The court fixed the matter for further hearing on 7th April 2017.

  • The ever largest consolidated deal has been made between Reliance Communications (R.com) and Aircel today.
  • The deal is a merger between the two on merging of wireless operations and also to create an entity with total assets worth Rs. 65,000 crore and net worth of Rs. 35,000 crore.
  • com and Aircel owned by MCB (Maxis Communications Berhad), about 74% share will have 50-50 share in the merger.
  • This merger will going to benefit to both the companies: Reliance will be able to clear its debt up to Rs. 20,000 crore or $3 billion and Aircel debt will go down by Rs. 4,000 crore or $600 billion on the closing of the financial year 2017 (expected).
  • By this deal, it is expected that R.Com-Aircel will be second largest Telecom players in India with total 19 crore users. However, at first, is Airtel with 25 crore users.
  • After, introducing Jio sim concept in the telecom market, this step is expected to work in favor of both the companies.

Sylhet: Sylhet’s local Harekrishna ISKCON temple today witnessed an obnoxious attack from local Islamists who attacked the temple by pelting broken bricks stones and certain other objectionable items today during the afternoon prayers. The attackers, who launched the assault on the excuse that the local rituals were causing disturbance to their peaceful Friday Jumma prayers were in mood of a much bigger devastation, which however got nullified due to an early intervention by the police this time. The main gate, which was closed- also became a crucial reason in avoiding the same. The incident took place at Kajal Shah area of the city.

As per a statement from police – the initial call to create this nuisance was first made by the local Imam of the Mussalis through an addressal using the mike of the mosque, where, the muslims were asked to assemble and march towards the temple for it was creating a hindrance in their path of “getting blessings from Almighty.” Around 15 people have been arrested in connection with the same.

Temple’s youth coordinator Devarshi Srivas narrated that today a sit and draw competition for the children was organized which was accompanied by the customary Hare Krishna mantra chanting. The electronic mikes were not in use which kept the sound quite mild and confined within the temple premises. However at the mosque the Azaan and the Imam’s clarion were made using electronic microphone that makes the thing transparent enough that the mantra chanting was just an excuse used by the Islamists to exercise the nefarious intention of attacking the temple, which the miscreants wanted to project in a different way as to garner the sympathy of the local muslims triggering their religious sentiments.

Local witnesses revealed that a group of over enthusiastic mussalis started pelting bricks and stones at the temple all of a sudden which made them sense some trouble to be going on over here. They came out only to find that an unruly mob, by that time already had injured certain worshippers including former lady councillor. Among those injured are Fmr Councillor Mrs. Jebunahar Shireen(58), locals namely Saju Akhtar, Babul Ahmed, Sayyid, Arif, Suman and devotee Rajendra Das.

Sylhet Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Commissioner Faisal Mahmud, in a statement said, that, before the attack could take a greater form- an early arrival and intervention by the Police disarmed the attacking Mussalis and brought the situation under control. The fortunate thing was that the temple gates were closed, that arrested the miscreant’s trespassing to a good extent and evade a bigger assault thereby. Situation is currently under control. Police used rubber bullets to drive away the goons.

  • Mukesh Ambani launched his new telecom venture Reliance Jio 4G.
  • Mr. Ambani in his speech revealed his vision regarding Reliance and proclaimed many cost-effective data and tariff plans.
  • His speech was full of words “Free”, “largest”, “biggest” making Jio an irresistible offer
  • He announced that Jio will offer 1GB data for Rs.50 and free voice calls and roaming.

  • Other market players such as airtel, idea also have slashed their price in order to cope up with the its offer as it has created a tension in the minds of the market leaders.
  • The shares of the Bharti Airtel fell by 9% and Aditya Birla Grous’s Idea had lost 11% share. Altogether they have lost 12,000 Crore.
  • Romal Shetty, partner at KPMG said that” existing operators have to match their tariffs in order to maintain their subscribers, which means there will be reduction in average revenue per user and hence will effect EBITDA”
  • He further said that current operators will face a lot of loss in next 12-18 month because of the massive disruptions” from Jio’s formal launch.

  • B-town’s international diva, Priyanka Chopra purportedly demanded ₹1.5 crore per day for promoting Assam tourism.
  • Assam government recently approached PeeCee to be the face of their tourism promotion, Awesome Assam, which included a 10-day shoot.
  • If reports are to be believed, the actress demanded a whooping ₹15 crore for the promotion, overlooking the state’s ongoing severe financial crisis following the recent outbreak of the devastating flood.
  • Since PeeCee was not available for any comments, the nation awaits her decision as to whether or not she will cut her remuneration Considering the current plight of the state.

Only 14 days left for the Raghuram Rajan Rajan’s period. As he resigned from his post months back which is going to end on 3rd September.
A panel including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held an hour-long discussion over the appointment of a new RBI Governor, a post that will fall vacant on September 4.
Urjit Patel has been appointed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, who was serving as Deputy Governor till now. He is known as an expert on inflation and has also been with the IMF and the Boston Consulting Group.
“The appointment has been made based on the recommendation of the Financial Sector Regulatory Appointments Search Committee (FSRASC), headed by the Cabinet Secretary. The Committee undertook an extensive exercise to suggest a panel of names to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC),” a statement from the ACC said.
In September 2016, Urjit Patel will take over as the 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

  • One of the major car manufacturer Toyota said to NGT that  banning the registration of the diesel cars all over the nation is like corporate death penalty .
  • In its appeal, Toyota said that its unfair and unjust as it was abiding with the law & any restriction will result in fall in sales and would affect the livelihood of people engaged in the automobile sector.
  • On December 11 2015,  the NGT has banned registration of new diesel-run vehicles in Delhi-NCR stating that diesel was the major source of pollution.
  • The comany argued that the thought that diesel adversely affects the environment and is largely responsible for air pollution is completely “misconceived and misplaced”.
  • The company further stated that it has invested approximately Rs 1200 crores in a high performance, high technology diesel engine project in Karnataka.

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Automobile King Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. expected a rise in its Q1 net profit,
  • Automobile King Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.  on 26 July expected a rise in its Q1 net profit, as higher sales offset the adverse impact of an unfavourable foreign exchange rate.
  • Maruti Suzuki said that its net gain for April-June quater was 14.86 billion rupees, up from 12.08 billion rupees, & net sales rose about 12%.
  • Profits from Maruti is gaining importance for parent Suzuki as its recovering from an emissions testing scandal at home.
  • Suzuki’s stake in Maruti is worth $11.5 billion,  nearly 80 per cent of the Japanese company’s $14.5 billion market value.
  • Net profit came in well ahead of expectations also due to “lumpy other income” due to changes in accounting methods in India starting this fiscal year from April1.