India paid the price for not making the most of their chances as they lost 0-2 to hosts United Arab Emirates at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 on Thursday. By the virtue of the victory, UAE dethroned India to take the top spot in Group A with four points while India slipped to second spot with three points. For the hosts, Khaflan Mubarak (41st minute) and Ali Ahmed Mabkhout (88th) scored in either halves to put the game beyond India's reach. United Arab Emirates had defeated India 2-0 in their previous meeting at the Asian Cup. It was in the group stages of the 1984 tournament. In the first-half, India created plenty of chances with forward Ashique Kuruniyan creating all sorts of problems for the hosts. Centre-back Sandesh Jhingan too came close to scoring from a corner that was delivered by Anirudh Thapa. UAE, on the other hand, were largely restricted counter-attacks as India piled on the pressure Much against the run of play Mubarak scored through a right footed shot, assisted by Mabkhout to give the hosts the lead in the 41st minute. In the final minutes of the first-half, UAE continued to create more chances. At half-time, UAE went into the tunnel with a slender 1-0 lead. In the second-half, Indian coach Stephen Constantine made a change early to his side, replacing Halicharan Narzary with Jeje Lalpekhlua. India started on the attacking foot in the final 45 minutes as well. The half saw Indian talisman Sunil Chhetri and star forward Jeje missing out on converting a free-kick from close range. However, Mabkhout put the game to bed with a right-foot shot from the centre of the box that ended in the bottom left corner that sealed all three points for the hosts. The goal was assisted by Ali Hassan Salmin. India will next face Bahrain on January 14.
Bharatanatyam (Tamil : "????????????") also historically called Sadir, is a major genre of Indian classical dance that originated in Tamil Nadu.[1][2][3] Traditionally, Bharatanatyam has been a solo dance that was performed exclusively by women,[4][5] and it expressed South Indian religious themes and spiritual ideas, particularly of Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism.[1][6][7] Bharatanatyam's theoretical foundations trace to the ancient Sanskrit text by Bharata Muni, Natya Shastra,[6] its existence by 2nd century CE is noted in the ancient Tamil epic Silappatikaram, while temple sculptures of 6th to 9th century CE suggest it was a well refined performance art by mid 1st millennium CE.[5][8] Bharatanatyam may be the oldest classical dance tradition of India.[9] Bharatanatyam style is noted for its fixed upper torso, legs bent or knees flexed out combined with spectacular footwork, a sophisticated vocabulary of sign language based on gestures of hands, eyes and face muscles.[8] The dance is accompanied by music and a singer, and typically her guru is present as the director and conductor of the performance and art.[1] The dance has traditionally been a form of an interpretive narration of mythical legends and spiritual ideas from the Hindu texts.[4] The performance repertoire of Bharatanatyam, like other classical dances, includes nrita (pure dance), nritya (solo expressive dance) and natya (group dramatic dance).[4][10] Bharatanatyam remained exclusive to Hindu temples through the 19th century.[8] It was banned by the colonial British government in 1910,[11] but the Indian community protested against the ban and expanded it outside the temples in the 20th century.[8][11][12] Modern stage productions of Bharatanatyam have incorporated technical performances, pure dance based on non-religious ideas and fusion themes.[5][8]

KOLKATA: In one of his sharpest attacks at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said "the prime minister is a publicity PM, but what we want is a performing prime minister." Speaking at the mega opposition rally in Kolkata organised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Mr Naidu said the BJP-led government has betrayed the nation. "Five years ago, people gave the mandate for the BJP. They betrayed the nation. They gave slogans. Jan Dhan, mudra loan, good governance, smart cities, bringing back black money, two crore jobs, acche din. These are all slogans," he said. Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which had been demanding a special category status for Andhra Pradesh from the centre, walked out of the ruling alliance led by the BJP in March last year. Despite numerous meetings with the central leadership, the TDP chief was unsuccessful in getting the recognition for his state. He started his 13-minute speech by acknowledging the contributions of freedom fighters from Bengal. "We have only one ambition. Save India, save democracy. The BJP wants to divide India, we want to unite India. That's why all the leaders are here today," Mr Naidu said. He went on to criticise the Modi government over the Rafale jet controversy and the notes ban, which he said hit farmers and small traders hard. "Even GST is a fraud. Today you are seeing economic growth is stagnant." Amid allegations that the BJP was trying to destabilise the coalition government in Karnataka, where legislators have been shepherded into resorts to prevent horse-trading, Mr Naidu said the Modi government was trying to interfere in the federal setup. "They are harassing states. If you see Kashmir, how they behaved there... Even in Karnataka, it is an elected government but they want to manipulate and destabilise the Karnataka government. They are going to pay a heavy price," Mr Naidu said. "(Chief Minister) HD Kumaraswamy has rightly mentioned just now they (BJP) are offering huge money to MLAs; they want to purchase them just like animals." The TDP considers the demand for special status an emotional issue for the people of Andhra Pradesh. Just before it pulled out of the central coalition, it claimed that the BJP had supported special category status when it was in opposition, but failed to fulfil its promise.

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Chandrababu Naidu Over PM at kolkatta.

KOLKATA: In one of his sharpest attacks at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said "the prime minister is a publicity PM, but what we want is a performing prime minister." Speaking at the mega opposition rally in Kolkata organised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Mr Naidu said the BJP-led government has betrayed the nation. "Five years ago, people gave the mandate for the BJP. They betrayed the nation. They gave slogans. Jan Dhan, mudra loan, good governance, smart cities, bringing back black money, two crore jobs, acche din. These are all slogans," he said. Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which had been demanding a special category status for Andhra Pradesh from the centre, walked out of the ruling alliance led by the BJP in March last year. Despite numerous meetings with the central leadership, the TDP chief was unsuccessful in getting the recognition for his state. He started his 13-minute speech by acknowledging the contributions of freedom fighters from Bengal. "We have only one ambition. Save India, save democracy. The BJP wants to divide India, we want to unite India. That's why all the leaders are here today," Mr Naidu said. He went on to criticise the Modi government over the Rafale jet controversy and the notes ban, which he said hit farmers and small traders hard. "Even GST is a fraud. Today you are seeing economic growth is stagnant." Amid allegations that the BJP was trying to destabilise the coalition government in Karnataka, where legislators have been shepherded into resorts to prevent horse-trading, Mr Naidu said the Modi government was trying to interfere in the federal setup. "They are harassing states. If you see Kashmir, how they behaved there... Even in Karnataka, it is an elected government but they want to manipulate and destabilise the Karnataka government. They are going to pay a heavy price," Mr Naidu said. "(Chief Minister) HD Kumaraswamy has rightly mentioned just now they (BJP) are offering huge money to MLAs; they want to purchase them just like animals." The TDP considers the demand for special status an emotional issue for the people of Andhra Pradesh. Just before it pulled out of the central coalition, it claimed that the BJP had supported special category status when it was in opposition, but failed to fulfil its promise.


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BJP to launch bus yatra from February 1

BJP national president Amit Shah will inaugurate bus yatra at Palasa on February 1 to strengthen the party in north coastal AP districts Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam. BJP state president K Laxmi Narayana thinking that the bus yatra from north coastal AP districts, will yield good results in future. As part of it, he chose Palasa to start his bus yatra. Along with the yatra, the BJP leaders are planning to conduct a series of meetings with booth-level and shakthi centres’ in-charges. According to the BJP tradition, one shakthi centre is being formed with 4-5 polling booths. In the first phase, the party leaders are planning to conduct booth-level committee meetings in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Araku, Anakapalli parliament segments. In the later stage, the shakthi centres will be formed with 4-5 booths. After that in-charges will be appointed for all shakthi centres. In each parliamentary segment, about 350 shakthi centre in-charges will be appointed. After bus yatra, detailed meetings will be organised by the State president to discuss over upcoming election strategy and to take necessary steps to receive good number of votes to prove its strength in the Srikakulam. The Bus Yatra will be conducted across the State to explain the BJP’s welfare schemes and BJP-led NDA Government’s aid to AP in the last four and half years. At the same time the party state leadership decided to appoint party conveners from village-level to Assembly segment-level and parliamentary segment level in-charges. The bus yatra will cover all Assembly segments across the state after its inauguration at Palasa on February 1, said former MP and BJP State core committee member Dr Kanithi Viswanadham.


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New Year Interview

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the BJP is confident of doing well in this year's general election despite the party's recent losses in state polls. "There is no reason for low morale in the BJP. The BJP has confidence in the people and the people have confidence in the BJP," PM Modi said in an interview to news agency ANI on the New Year. "In 2019, if there is one party which the country trusts and is connected with the people, it is the BJP," said the Prime Minister in the interview in which he tackled criticism on subjects ranging from demonetization and Goods and Services Tax to the RBI chief's exit and the Rafale jet deal. Brushing away questions raised about the party's prospects following the setback in the assembly elections in the three heartland states, he said these were a "set of persons" who echoed a similar narrative even in 2014. "People will decide if they want to support those who loot even if they come together. It will be janta (people) vs gathbandhan (alliance)," PM Modi said. The prime minister's 95-minute interview set the tone for an election year after the ruling BJP lost three big states in the party's biggest poll setback since PM Modi took office in 2014 and in a considerable boost to the Congress, the opposition and its allies ahead of the national polls due by May. "In Telangana and Mizoram, nobody gave the BJP any chance or even thought that we would form government. In Chhattisgarh, a clear mandate was given, the BJP lost. But in two states there was a hung assembly. Fifteen years of anti-incumbency was being fought by our people. We are discussing what was lacking," he said, adding that winning or losing was not the only yardstick. But for the national elections, he said he had faith in the country's voters. To opposition comments that the "Modi wave is over", he remarked, "When they say this (Modi wave/Modi magic) ...that means people are admitting Modi wave." He added: "Experts will say all kinds of things, to defend their position and drive their narrative. But we should never underestimate the political understanding of the common man." Asked if the polls were heading to a US Presidential-style contest between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, he said: "I believe this election is going to be a contest between those who fulfill and take forward the aspirations of the people and those who stop these aspirations. There is experience of 70 years. The public is the decider". Asked if the opposition alliance that's being discussed could be an alternative, the Prime Minister said, "They still speak in different voices. Who are these people? They are looking for each other's support to save themselves... They hold each other's hand, so that they are saved. That is the game". Taking aim at Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi, the PM said the "first family" of the country is out on bail and facing charges of financial irregularities. "The family that was once considered the first family of the country, that ruled the country for four generations, has to walk around on bail, that too on charges of financial irregularities. That is a big thing," the Prime Minister said. Responding to a question on whether the recent elections were proof that the BJP's goal of a "Congress-mukt (Congress-free) India" was not materializing, PM Modi said: "Even Congress people say Congress is a soch (thought), a culture. That culture is casteism, dynastic politics, undemocratic, nepotism. Congress represents this culture. When I say Congress-mukt, I want to rid the country from this culture and this sort of thinking. And I have even gone to say that Congress too needs to be free of this Congress culture." On demands within the BJP and from allies like the Shiv Sena for an ordinance or special order to enable a Ram temple in Ayodhya, PM Modi made it clear that a decision cannot be made unless the judicial process is over. "Let the judicial process be over. After the judicial process is over, whatever will be our responsibility as the government, we are ready to make all efforts," he said in a statement that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) - the BJP's ideological mentor - has called "positive". COMMENT PM Modi also tackled criticism of the 2016 demonetisation and said it was "not a jhatka", that people were warned about depositing their black money.


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Jagan Interview With TV9

With elections approaching fast, political equations are changing fast and political climate in the state is charged. Jagan gave an interview to TV9 today. Usually Jagan rarely gives such elaborate interviews to the channels other than his own Sakshi TV. So people were curious to see how he will handle this interview. Moreover, in recent times people are lambasting TV9 for being too much biased for ruling TDP party and so Jagan’s interview in this channel curiously watched by many. Here’s the gist of the interview On CBN – 6 lakh crore corruption and he may go to Jail: As always, Jagan started the interview with fuming at Chandra Babu Naidu. He sarcastically told, CBN is releasing one new movie every day. One day he releases a movie explaining how great the upcoming capital would be, and the other day, he releases another movie in which he says he is not aware of pensions not being released to the people and he says he will release all of them immediately, Jagan added, but again, it will be just a movie and no concrete action would be taken by TDP government on any of the issues. While concluding the interview, he made even serious comments on CBN and told CBN did 6 lakh crores worth of corruption in the last 4 years. He explained how his own Heritege company bought 14 acres of land at capital city before announcing location of capital and told, this is nothing but insider trading. He added, if he comes into power, his government will definitely look into all CBN’s corruption and courts will decide whether CBN will have to go to Jail or not. On being pro-BJP : When asked about being soft on BJP and supporting BJP on various issues, Jagan reminded that during demonetization it was only he and his party opposed BJP’s move while CBN supported demonetization and in fact CBN was the chairman of the committee for implementing demonetization. He also reminded that during GST also, none criticized except YSRCP. He also reminded that TDP leader Yanamala was the member of the committee on GST implementation. When asked about YSRCP MP Vijay Sai Reddy meeting PM Modi, he told in the span of 4 years, as MP he met PM only couple of times and any MP would get a chance to meet PM. But, he added, media projected this meetings in a wrong way. He concluded, YSRCP doesn’t have anything to do with BJP. On Special Category status: When asked about how he would achieve SCS without support of a national party, he told if people give 25 MP seats for YSRCP, he will support any party that grants Special category status to the state without bothering which party is that and who will be the PM. On KCR and his return gift: When asked about not contesting in Telangana elections, he answered frankly that his party is not strong in Telangana. He admitted that he never focused on Telangana politics and he never addressed any issues related to Telangana people in the last 4 years. Now how can I go and ask Telangana people to vote for my party, he questioned. He also told that if his party contested in Telangana, Uttam Kumar Reddy also might have lost the elections as his Party candidate is strong in that constituency. He added that his party will definitely contest in next assembly election in Telangana , as by that time , anti-incumbency on KCR might be ripened. When asked about his relations with TRS and KCR, he told he never met KCR and only once he called KCR, that too to congratulate him after 2018 election result. But he appreciated KCR for supporting special category status to Andhra Pradesh. He also appreciated TRS MP Kavitha for supporting special category status to Andhra Pradesh in the parliament. On dictatorial style of working: When asked about his dictatorial style of working, he answered frankly and told that , in regional parties, people vote based on the leader of the party. He added, only critics of our party do these kind of allegations and no fan of our party ever did these kind of comments. He also appealed people to vote considering his leadership rather than the local MLA candidates. On Pawan Kalyan factor: When asked about the influence of Pawan Kalyan in 2019 elections and probable triangular fight in the election, Jagan reminded that Chandrababu Naidu told during Telangana elections that Telangana Janasena supported TDP ( but actually it was a blooper from Chandrababu Naidu who got confused kodandaram Telangana Jana samithi with Telangana janasena). He added, recently also CBN invited Pawan to join hands with him. Jagan told, he never spoke to Pawan personally. Jagan put forward a theory that, if Pawan goes without any alliance with TDP, it will only dent TDP’s vote bank as all fans of Pawan Kalyan supported TDP in 2014 and so, there is no impact on YSRCP. On the other hand, if they go with alliance, YSRCP will be the sole claimant for all anti-incumbency votes and it will actually help YSRCP, Jagan added. So whether Janasena contests alone or allies with TDP, YSRCP will be winner in either case, explained Jagan. On Vizag attack: When asked about the attack on him in Vizag airport, Jagan responded that, VIP lounges in airports are supposed to be most secured places, but the attack happened on him in such a secured place. He told, Harshavardhan chowdary, owner of the restaurant in which assailant Srinivasa rao worked, is strong sympathizer and he was even TDP ticket aspirant in 2014. So definitely there must be a conspiracy, Jagan added. Overall: Overall Jagan interview was candid and to the point but there was nothing new in this interview. Those who follow Jagan interviews in Sakshi or his speeches during padayatra can see most of the points been repeated in this interview. But nonetheless, this interview helps Jagan reach out to neutral people, who don’t watch Jagan’s Sakshi regularly.


Rohit Shetty's Simmba, starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan continues to roar at the box office. It earned Rs 20.72 crore on its opening day. The cop drama, which also stars Sara Ali Khan, witnessed a boost on its second day and made Rs 23.33 crore. It made Rs 31.02 crore on its third day, bringing its total collection to Rs 75.11 crore. The film is expected to have made Rs 28 crore on the fourth day, and cross Rs 100 crore. Ranveer has received rave reviews for his performance, as always. It has been quite an eventful year for him, as he started the year with Padmaavat, which crossed Rs 300 crore at the box office. MOVIE REVIEW: SIMMBA An official remake of the Telugu hit Temper, Simmba is the tale of a dishonest cop named Sangram Bhalerao (Ranveer), who falls in love with Shagun (Sara), who runs a catering service near his police station. Everything is hunkydory, until the woman he considers his younger sister, 19-year-old medical student Aakruti Dave, gets brutally raped and killed. Simmba, which features Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar and the team of Golmaal - Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade and Arshad Warsi - in special appearances, has already nudged out last week's release, Aanand L Rai's Zero. The film is expected to continue its winning streak, as there is no big Bollywood release until January 11.
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Ranveer Singh-Sara Ali Khan film marches to Rs 100 crore

Rohit Shetty's Simmba, starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan continues to roar at the box office. It earned Rs 20.72 crore on its opening day. The cop drama, which also stars Sara Ali Khan, witnessed a boost on its second day and made Rs 23.33 crore. It made Rs 31.02 crore on its third day, bringing its total collection to Rs 75.11 crore. The film is expected to have made Rs 28 crore on the fourth day, and cross Rs 100 crore. Ranveer has received rave reviews for his performance, as always. It has been quite an eventful year for him, as he started the year with Padmaavat, which crossed Rs 300 crore at the box office. MOVIE REVIEW: SIMMBA An official remake of the Telugu hit Temper, Simmba is the tale of a dishonest cop named Sangram Bhalerao (Ranveer), who falls in love with Shagun (Sara), who runs a catering service near his police station. Everything is hunkydory, until the woman he considers his younger sister, 19-year-old medical student Aakruti Dave, gets brutally raped and killed. Simmba, which features Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar and the team of Golmaal - Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade and Arshad Warsi - in special appearances, has already nudged out last week's release, Aanand L Rai's Zero. The film is expected to continue its winning streak, as there is no big Bollywood release until January 11.


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Sussanne Khan wishes BFF Hrithik Roshan on birthday: The force will always be with you

When Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan decided to pull the plug on their 14 years of marriage, their fans were left heartbroken. Though the couple never made the reason behind their split public, many conspiracy theories started doing the rounds. However, the ex-couple shut the detractors by remaining friends despite their divorce. When most couple turn cold and distant after split, Hrithik and Sussanne stood by each other. Their every single public appearance is a proof of no bad blood between the two after the divorce. In fact, their get together(s) are a testimony to a rock solid friendship between the ex-couple. From parties to film screenings to vacations, Hrithik and Sussanne have been spotted together more than often in the last four years. And despite the divorce, the two share a special bond and have stuck together as a family all this while, courtesy their kids - Hrehaan and Hridhaan. On Hrithik's 45th birthday, Sussanne posted a beautiful message for the birthday boy. She wrote, "Happiest happy birthday to my BFF from and through this world...and onto other realms.. the force will always be with you."


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Bombairiya Movie Review:

Cast: Radhika Apte, Siddhanth Kapoor, Adil Hussain, Ravi Kishan, Akshay Oberoi Director: Pia Sukanya Rating: 1 star (out of 5) For a movie that gallops at a fair clip, first-time director Pia Sukanya's Bombairiya is extraordinarily inert. It strives for deadpan humour but falls way short, leaving the audience at the receiving end of a tedious, scrappy, patience-trying guessing game. Bombairiya has bomb written all over it. One of its principal props, among other daft diversions, is indeed a parcel bomb. It's in the possession of an angadia (delivery boy), played by Siddhanth Kapoor with wide-eyed amazement (absolutely understandable!), who rides a pink scooter. He dons a helmet of the same hue. But he is no panther, pink or otherwise. He is a scalded cat trapped in a cul-de-sac. The guy is on the run from a bloodthirsty cop. Updated: January 18, 2019 08:52 IST Share EMAIL PRINT 0 COMMENTS Bombairiya Movie Review: This Tangled Mess Is More Errors Than Comedy Bombairiya Movie Review: Radhika Apte in a film still. (Image courtesy: YouTube) Cast: Radhika Apte, Siddhanth Kapoor, Adil Hussain, Ravi Kishan, Akshay Oberoi Director: Pia Sukanya Rating: 1 star (out of 5) For a movie that gallops at a fair clip, first-time director Pia Sukanya's Bombairiya is extraordinarily inert. It strives for deadpan humour but falls way short, leaving the audience at the receiving end of a tedious, scrappy, patience-trying guessing game. Bombairiya has bomb written all over it. One of its principal props, among other daft diversions, is indeed a parcel bomb. It's in the possession of an angadia (delivery boy), played by Siddhanth Kapoor with wide-eyed amazement (absolutely understandable!), who rides a pink scooter. He dons a helmet of the same hue. But he is no panther, pink or otherwise. He is a scalded cat trapped in a cul-de-sac. The guy is on the run from a bloodthirsty cop. 33s3cg3 Bombairiya Movie Review: A still from the film. (Image courtesy: Instagram) A bunch of many such oddballs and their mystifying escapades lie at the pulpy heart of Bombairiya. But the film also has a message to deliver about the urgent need for witness protection. We keep hearing of a star witness who's got to be kept out of harm's way, but there's no clarity on the nature of the criminal case that is about to come up for hearing in a court except for stray hints about a missing cop and his dead wife and daughter. Logic never shows up to throw more light on the goings-on and dispel the haze. The film opens in a dark, dank room where a morose, ageing bomb-maker is at work. The man scribbles a letter addressed to a person whose identity we have no way of knowing and then proceeds to put together an explosive device that we can, with a bit of effort, figure out is meant for a predetermined target. Soon enough, the old man ends up dead. The convoluted story flits from one thing to another so flightily that it is impossible to focus on any of its multiple characters and plot strands. It is only in the second half that feeble attempts are made to explain the inchoate flurry of scenes that kicks off the proceedings, but given the tangled mess it creates no amount of elucidation can help the film crawl out of its trough. The courier guy gets into a kerfuffle with a short-fused public relations girl (Radhika Apte). In the melee, he snatches the lady's mobile phone and scoots. The handset, as it transpires, has a video that could cast a shadow on the career of a hard-drinking movie superstar (Ravi Kishan) who is due to spend time with a fan who has won a lunchtime FM radio show prize. The sozzled actor flees a shoot in his van and resurfaces on a paddle boat in a serene pond sipping whisky. The harried PR woman, who, when we first see her, tries to send a standee up in flames only to be chased by a group of urchins, has another major irritant to deal with: a wannabe superhero (Akshay Oberoi) who is on the way to a bistro to meet the girl that his parents want him to marry and but gets held for reasons beyond his control. Before he eventually makes it to the family get-together, he buys himself a change of shirt and a fedora to make the right impression. It is a Tex-Mex joint, and he is offered a sombrero. But our Topi-man sticks to the hat of his choice. There is, however, no cap on the unbridled mayhem that unfolds on the screen. The film is trying to tell us how chaotic a city Mumbai is and how many idiots the teeming metropolis has per square foot. In the process, it actually goes well beyond its avowed ambition. It is as much of an unintelligible jumble as any that the onscreen characters can trigger. Bombairiya never lets you wrap your head around it and that is clearly wholly unintentional. The makers have no inkling what they are after. Neither does the audience. There are a whole lot of clueless characters here, each as incomprehensible as the other. A politician (Adil Hussain) cools his heels in a VIP prison cell but is constantly on a phone barking orders. At the other end of the line is an encounter specialist (Amit Sial). A police chief (Ajinkya Deo) steps in once in a while but never comes close to restoring order. There is also a lady (Shilpa Shukla), who is both a media entrepreneur and a politician intent on giving the incriminating video a quiet burial. With all of them working at cross-purposes in a hopelessly purposeless screenplay, the result is an absolute riot but not of the kind that comedies usually aim to be. Bombairiya strives to be a cross between Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron and the better Priyadarshan laugh riots, but possesses neither the inventiveness of the former nor the inspired lunacy of the latter. It crams into its 108 minutes every cliché under the Mumbai sky - bumbling cops, smarmy politicos, a womanizing superstar and his hangers-on, a terror suspect, a comic book-obsessed mamma's boy, shenanigans of the media industry, a sharpshooter at large and sundry members of the underworld, all pulling in different directions.


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F2 3rdDay Box Office Collections

Victory Venkatesh and Mega actor Varun Tej are basking in the success of their latest offering F2 which is going great guns at the box office. The movie has won millions of hearts for Venky, Varun comic timing as well as for their performance. After a long time, Telugu people got a chance to witness a non-stop comedy film which makes us glued to their seats.Audiences are gushing about the movie on every possible platform. Not only that, audiences have started humming the dialogues of the movie"Honey Is The Best" and "Anthega Anthega".The movie has opened with a positive response from cine buffs. The movie has earned rave reviews and good ratings from critics. F2 is all set to emerge as the winner of Sankranthi 2019 despite other releases. F2 has become the first choice for movie goers to watch during the Festive week. Thanks to the amazing word of mouth which is making the audience throng theatres. Talking about movie collections, the movie saw has seen a huge jump in the box office figures. F2 is racing towards touching the $one million mark which it is likely to achieve by end of the day. The film has raked in $271,784 from across 111 locations. Currently, the total of F2 stands at $926,566 which is a big figure for medium budget movies. While coming to Box Office in the Telugu regions, F2 has managed to earn approximately Rs 20 Cr at the worldwide box office. The film has set the cash registers ringing ever since it opened in theatres. Official figures are yet to be known. In the meantime, Check out the tweets which are making the rounds about F2 collections: #F2 collects $271,784 on Sunday from 111 USA locations on Sunday with per location average of $2,449. Total gross is $926,566. It will cross $1 Million today! Superb!@AnilRavipudi who has done mass entertainers so far has done a family entertainer F2. This is the result! ???????????? — idlebrain jeevi (@idlebrainjeevi) January 14, 2019 #F2 3rd day Nizam share is 1.77C & 3 days total share is 5.25C — YATHI (@ursyathi) January 15, 2019 #F2 Kadapa Town 3rd Day Gross - 6,35,612 Total 3 days Gross - 16,15,285???????? Blockbuster — Pandu (@pandu_kdp) January 15, 2019 #F2 UA Day3 Share 55,2 L Total Share 1,63Cr???? — NandamuriF c/o Eluru (@NtrFanEluru) January 15, 2019 Monday as of now $50,838 From 75 Locs #F2 #FunAndFrustration — Vivek (@vivek_venkyfan) January 15, 2019 #F2 3 Days WW Share around 20crs???????? Today numbers expected to be more than Day1???? — Something (@Somethi86118896) January 15, 2019 #F2 3 days WW share around Rs 19.2 cr appx — Telugumoviephotos (@cinedabba) January 15, 2019 #F2 ww 3days share 20crs ????????????????????????????????#varuntej ????????#VictoryVenkatesh???????????????? — RAMCHARAN* (@powerstarvinod7) January 15, 2019 F2 is directed by Anil Ravi Pudi and Produced by Dil Raju. Recently, Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Dil Raju and other supporting cast expressed their gratitude and extended Makar Sankranthi greetings to the audiences in a success meet which was held recently. After a long gap, Tammannah and Mehreen have added a blockbuster hit to their list. Stay tuned to sakshipost for updates.


Chartered accountancy is the core of all business, be it big or small. A chartered accountant’s work involves auditing, taxation, accounting and financial planning. It can be a very challenging and rewarding job. Career prospects after doing chartered accountancy are exciting. Chartered accountancy can be the first step to other rewarding careers in finance, investment consultancy and fund management. The Chartered Accountancy course is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, which has its headquarters in New Delhi, 5 regional offices (Calcutta, Kanpur, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi) and 81 branches under these regional centres. Step-by-Step The qualifications for becoming a CA have changed over the years. Initially — and that was decades ago — one could think of becoming a CA only after finishing graduation and a candidate had to undergo five years of articleship training. In 1991-92, ICAI allowed candidates who had cleared their Plus Two examinations to appear for the Foundation Course of the CA programme. In October 2001, ICAI introduced PE-1 and PE-2 system of examinations in place of the Foundation and the Intermediate examinations. However, in 2006, ICAI revamped the system and launched CPT, IPCC and FC. The unique feature of the chartered accountancy is its curriculum, which is theoretical education with complementary practical training. A student would undergo theoretical education and practical training concurrently from the very beginning. This balanced approach helps the students to appreciate the underlying practical applications of the theoretical education scheme. Common Proficiency Test (CPT) CPT is an entry level test of four subjects i.e. Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC) This is first stage of CA curriculum wherein only working knowledge of core and allied subjects to accountancy profession is covered. The subjects of IPCC are classified into two groups which a student can study and appear in the examination group-wise or both the groups together. IPCC is designed to improve knowledge of accountancy linked to accounting standards to build strong foundation for developing knowledge of financial reporting at the final stage. The students update their knowledge of business communication, business strategies, taxes, information technology and audit. CA Final CA Final covers advanced application knowledge of core subjects like financial reporting, strategic financial management, advanced management accounting, advanced auditing and professional ethics and information systems control and audit. In addition, principles of e-governance, corporate and allied laws, international taxation and VAT are important features of the updated subject contents. Articleship The students after passing Group I of IPCC will register for Articleship for a period of three years with experienced CAs. Certain rules do apply - CAs with 16 years of experience and above can take on about 8 articles, those with less experience can train fewer articles and these teachers or 'Principals' as they are called, can be changed during the course of training. An agreement of training needs to be executed before it begins. During the training time, articles learn the technical details of the work and as time passes, they are given larger assignments with less supervision. All articled clerks are paid a stipend depending on their city's population. Start Early In today’s cut throat competitive world, it is advisable that a student starts planning right after class 10. For chartered accountancy, a student can register with the Board of Studies and prepare for entry level test while pursuing 10+2. It is better to take mathematics at this level. Students of commerce stream definitely have an advantage while pursuing this career. The latest scheme of CA is designed to encourage young talented students having aptitude for accounting education to make an early entry into the profession. Is it the Right Career for Me? It is generally believed that only students of commerce should pursue CA course. However, CA being a very practical course, the students from science and arts streams can equally benefit and make a successful career. Students of science and arts stream have to make extra efforts in order to understand some complex accounting nuances and have to get basic knowledge of various management topics. But it can be easily concluded that students of science and arts streams can be successful CAs, if they are ready to toil. What would it Cost Me? Unlike other professional courses, the fee for becoming a CA is very less, which is inclusive of the cost of study material. For registering with IPPC you have to shell out Rs 9000 while the fee for CPT is Rs 6700. Funding/Scholarship There is not much scope for any scholarships while pursuing chartered accountancy. Job Prospects On completion of the training, the candidates need to gain membership to the ICAI before they can start practicing as a CA. A member wishing to practice in India or abroad needs to obtain a Certificate of Practice from the ICAI, the yearly fee of which is Rs. 400. Once the membership is taken, the practicing member cannot work in any other business or occupation without taking permission from the council; they are only permitted to work in areas as specified in the CA regulations. More information on enrolment or the examinations can be requested from the Institute's offices or the Headquarters at Indraprastha, New Delhi or the Board of Studies, C1 - Sector 1, Noida - 201301. Pay Packet For CA Inter: Generally candidates holding CA inter-qualification are paid somewhere between Rs 7,500 and 15,000 depending on the type of firm. Payments can be higher for candidates possessing other qualifications such as MCom or an MBA. On the other hand starting salaries can be as little as Rs 4,500 to 5,000 in some small towns of the country. For CA Final (FCA): Starting salaries range between Rs 12,000 to 30,000 depending on the type of firm and nature of the economy. A full fledged CA can expect a salary between Rs 30,000 to 75,000 after serving a stint of more than 5 years at a top firm. Demand and Supply It can be easily concluded that the country needs about 7,500 to 10,000 fresh CAs every year seeing the growth of Indian economy in the last 5 years. Market Watch Chartered Accountants have been one of the most sought after professionals in India. Much of the reputation of CAs is due to the fact that their rigorous training (both theoretical and practical) makes them practically jack of all trades as far as the domain of finance is concerned. In spite of the sea change in global trade systems and practices, the requirement of CAs has remained steady. The demand for CAs has been growing between 10% to 15% over the past 3 – 4 years. The demand however depends on the state of the economy and there is direct bearing on the demand of CAs when the economy is in downtrend. But the statutory clause for mandatory appointment of CAs provides substantial cushion support to the CA fraternity as compared to other comparable peers. International Focus The qualification of CA is globally recognized hence industry outlook for CAs is bright indeed. Much recognition for CA degree is due to the fact that the CA course has been able to keep pace with changes in industry scenario. Several new modules and topics have not only been incorporated into the CA course but have been very effectively implemented to give increasing more power to the CA degree. In spite of the fact that several top-notch B-schools (including IIMs) have produced some of the most brilliant B-school grads, it is noteworthy that CAs has been able to retain their prominence in present world order. Positives/Negatives +ves The job is highly paying. CAs command tremendous respect in the organisations and society. -ves It can be a stressful job as the responsibilities are enormous and there is no scope for any errors. Regular update of knowledge is a must otherwise it may lead to stagnation in career. Different Roles, Different Names A Chartered Accountant’s work area has become so wide and involves so many activities that sometimes a CA is perceived as almost an enigma. A CA can start career with auditing activities, which is the basic work area of a CA. From here a more fulfilling career in finance can be pursed after getting enough exposure of intricacies of finance. As an investment consultant and as a fund manager a CA can play the role of a top decision maker. CAs also work in project management and consultancy services. Top Companies/Verticals Following are the areas where CAs find an opportunity: Banks (Both private and public) Public Limited Companies (mandatory for the purpose of law) Auditing Firms (such as KPMG, Price Waterhouse, etc.) Finance Companies, Mutual Funds, Portfolio Management Companies, Investment Houses, Stock Broking Firms Legal firms, Legal houses, Patent Firms, attorneys, Trade Mark and Copyright Registers Tips for Getting Hired Accounting is a precision oriented job. Pay attention to how you dress, speak and conduct yourself in company. These also add a personal charisma which helps in maintaining good relations with peers and clients. You need to understand the business world. It is also important that you show this understanding. Start looking at the bigger picture in terms of company numbers. This business acumen is a prerequisite for a CA. Leadership and analytical skills are vital to a chartered accountant. Besides these, work on your communication skills both oral and written. Be prepared to work long and hard when needed especially in the taxation months. Maintain high ethical standards.
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Career in C.A

Chartered accountancy is the core of all business, be it big or small. A chartered accountant’s work involves auditing, taxation, accounting and financial planning. It can be a very challenging and rewarding job. Career prospects after doing chartered accountancy are exciting. Chartered accountancy can be the first step to other rewarding careers in finance, investment consultancy and fund management. The Chartered Accountancy course is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, which has its headquarters in New Delhi, 5 regional offices (Calcutta, Kanpur, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi) and 81 branches under these regional centres. Step-by-Step The qualifications for becoming a CA have changed over the years. Initially — and that was decades ago — one could think of becoming a CA only after finishing graduation and a candidate had to undergo five years of articleship training. In 1991-92, ICAI allowed candidates who had cleared their Plus Two examinations to appear for the Foundation Course of the CA programme. In October 2001, ICAI introduced PE-1 and PE-2 system of examinations in place of the Foundation and the Intermediate examinations. However, in 2006, ICAI revamped the system and launched CPT, IPCC and FC. The unique feature of the chartered accountancy is its curriculum, which is theoretical education with complementary practical training. A student would undergo theoretical education and practical training concurrently from the very beginning. This balanced approach helps the students to appreciate the underlying practical applications of the theoretical education scheme. Common Proficiency Test (CPT) CPT is an entry level test of four subjects i.e. Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC) This is first stage of CA curriculum wherein only working knowledge of core and allied subjects to accountancy profession is covered. The subjects of IPCC are classified into two groups which a student can study and appear in the examination group-wise or both the groups together. IPCC is designed to improve knowledge of accountancy linked to accounting standards to build strong foundation for developing knowledge of financial reporting at the final stage. The students update their knowledge of business communication, business strategies, taxes, information technology and audit. CA Final CA Final covers advanced application knowledge of core subjects like financial reporting, strategic financial management, advanced management accounting, advanced auditing and professional ethics and information systems control and audit. In addition, principles of e-governance, corporate and allied laws, international taxation and VAT are important features of the updated subject contents. Articleship The students after passing Group I of IPCC will register for Articleship for a period of three years with experienced CAs. Certain rules do apply - CAs with 16 years of experience and above can take on about 8 articles, those with less experience can train fewer articles and these teachers or 'Principals' as they are called, can be changed during the course of training. An agreement of training needs to be executed before it begins. During the training time, articles learn the technical details of the work and as time passes, they are given larger assignments with less supervision. All articled clerks are paid a stipend depending on their city's population. Start Early In today’s cut throat competitive world, it is advisable that a student starts planning right after class 10. For chartered accountancy, a student can register with the Board of Studies and prepare for entry level test while pursuing 10+2. It is better to take mathematics at this level. Students of commerce stream definitely have an advantage while pursuing this career. The latest scheme of CA is designed to encourage young talented students having aptitude for accounting education to make an early entry into the profession. Is it the Right Career for Me? It is generally believed that only students of commerce should pursue CA course. However, CA being a very practical course, the students from science and arts streams can equally benefit and make a successful career. Students of science and arts stream have to make extra efforts in order to understand some complex accounting nuances and have to get basic knowledge of various management topics. But it can be easily concluded that students of science and arts streams can be successful CAs, if they are ready to toil. What would it Cost Me? Unlike other professional courses, the fee for becoming a CA is very less, which is inclusive of the cost of study material. For registering with IPPC you have to shell out Rs 9000 while the fee for CPT is Rs 6700. Funding/Scholarship There is not much scope for any scholarships while pursuing chartered accountancy. Job Prospects On completion of the training, the candidates need to gain membership to the ICAI before they can start practicing as a CA. A member wishing to practice in India or abroad needs to obtain a Certificate of Practice from the ICAI, the yearly fee of which is Rs. 400. Once the membership is taken, the practicing member cannot work in any other business or occupation without taking permission from the council; they are only permitted to work in areas as specified in the CA regulations. More information on enrolment or the examinations can be requested from the Institute's offices or the Headquarters at Indraprastha, New Delhi or the Board of Studies, C1 - Sector 1, Noida - 201301. Pay Packet For CA Inter: Generally candidates holding CA inter-qualification are paid somewhere between Rs 7,500 and 15,000 depending on the type of firm. Payments can be higher for candidates possessing other qualifications such as MCom or an MBA. On the other hand starting salaries can be as little as Rs 4,500 to 5,000 in some small towns of the country. For CA Final (FCA): Starting salaries range between Rs 12,000 to 30,000 depending on the type of firm and nature of the economy. A full fledged CA can expect a salary between Rs 30,000 to 75,000 after serving a stint of more than 5 years at a top firm. Demand and Supply It can be easily concluded that the country needs about 7,500 to 10,000 fresh CAs every year seeing the growth of Indian economy in the last 5 years. Market Watch Chartered Accountants have been one of the most sought after professionals in India. Much of the reputation of CAs is due to the fact that their rigorous training (both theoretical and practical) makes them practically jack of all trades as far as the domain of finance is concerned. In spite of the sea change in global trade systems and practices, the requirement of CAs has remained steady. The demand for CAs has been growing between 10% to 15% over the past 3 – 4 years. The demand however depends on the state of the economy and there is direct bearing on the demand of CAs when the economy is in downtrend. But the statutory clause for mandatory appointment of CAs provides substantial cushion support to the CA fraternity as compared to other comparable peers. International Focus The qualification of CA is globally recognized hence industry outlook for CAs is bright indeed. Much recognition for CA degree is due to the fact that the CA course has been able to keep pace with changes in industry scenario. Several new modules and topics have not only been incorporated into the CA course but have been very effectively implemented to give increasing more power to the CA degree. In spite of the fact that several top-notch B-schools (including IIMs) have produced some of the most brilliant B-school grads, it is noteworthy that CAs has been able to retain their prominence in present world order. Positives/Negatives +ves The job is highly paying. CAs command tremendous respect in the organisations and society. -ves It can be a stressful job as the responsibilities are enormous and there is no scope for any errors. Regular update of knowledge is a must otherwise it may lead to stagnation in career. Different Roles, Different Names A Chartered Accountant’s work area has become so wide and involves so many activities that sometimes a CA is perceived as almost an enigma. A CA can start career with auditing activities, which is the basic work area of a CA. From here a more fulfilling career in finance can be pursed after getting enough exposure of intricacies of finance. As an investment consultant and as a fund manager a CA can play the role of a top decision maker. CAs also work in project management and consultancy services. Top Companies/Verticals Following are the areas where CAs find an opportunity: Banks (Both private and public) Public Limited Companies (mandatory for the purpose of law) Auditing Firms (such as KPMG, Price Waterhouse, etc.) Finance Companies, Mutual Funds, Portfolio Management Companies, Investment Houses, Stock Broking Firms Legal firms, Legal houses, Patent Firms, attorneys, Trade Mark and Copyright Registers Tips for Getting Hired Accounting is a precision oriented job. Pay attention to how you dress, speak and conduct yourself in company. These also add a personal charisma which helps in maintaining good relations with peers and clients. You need to understand the business world. It is also important that you show this understanding. Start looking at the bigger picture in terms of company numbers. This business acumen is a prerequisite for a CA. Leadership and analytical skills are vital to a chartered accountant. Besides these, work on your communication skills both oral and written. Be prepared to work long and hard when needed especially in the taxation months. Maintain high ethical standards.


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Study Abroad , International Marketing Strategy MSc

Course Details Marketing is no longer just a business function, it is a way of doing business that places the consumer at the centre of organisational activity. Marketing is an essential component of organisational success not only in businesses, but also in the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Whether you are actively seeking opportunities in other countries, or working with global influences in a home market, international marketing strategy affects us all. This course will enable you to develop the professional marketing skills and knowledge required to work effectively in this increasingly complex environment. Studying this course will also enhance your ability to think strategically about marketing issues and challenges. Our MSc International Marketing Strategy is made up of several modules that combine to provide you with a comprehensive coverage of the challenging and dynamic discipline of international marketing. The content of the course reflects the key strategic decisions that underpin international marketing including: the decision to internationalise market identification screening and selection market entry tactical action programmes implementation monitoring and evaluation The dissertation gives you an opportunity to complete a substantial piece of independent research on an international marketing topic of your choice. Industry Placement Option The industry placement enables you to develop your skills and knowledge in a real-world work environment, whilst completing an applied research project. This will give you an advantage over the competition for jobs and scholarships after you graduate and could be a good starting point for setting up your own consultancy business. Your placement will need to be appropriate to your level of study and you should also be paid for this work. We will support you in finding and securing a suitable placement opportunity, however it must be noted that placements are highly competitive and there is no guarantee of a placement offer being made by an employer. If you are unable or unwilling to progress with an industry placement, for whatever reason, you will have the option to transfer onto our Dissertation and Research Methods module in order to gain the required credits to complete your programme of study. Assessments An innovative range of individual and group-based assessments are used involving the preparation of essays, marketing plans, case study analyses, portfolios and presentations as well as the dissertation


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MBBS Course Tips

How To Manage Study Time During MBBS First Year Although every year matters, the first year in particular is very important to a student as it helps them figure out the teething problems in studying, introduces them to new technical terms, tests their fundamentals, what they studied in school, and enables in developing a strong understanding of the basics. This holds good for an MBBS course in particular. Thus, the first year could make you tiresome or even intimidate you because of the new subjects and concepts. Even though fearing this time is a natural instinct, your seniors have sailed the same boat you are in now and a clearer picture of the first year could help you plan your study timings. What Are The Subjects In MBBS First Year Let us first take a look at the subjects that you will have to study in the first year. powered by Rubicon Project Although the reference books and some concepts could differ according to different colleges, the subjects for all will remain more or less the same. The following are the subjects for first year MBBS course: Anatomy Osteology Embryology Physiology Biochemistry How Much Time Does Each MBBS Subject Take To Cover Everyday Ideally, an MBBS student must spend 6 hours a day for studying in the first year, to ace the tests. There are totally five subjects but the amount of time to be dedicated per subject depends on your proficiency or knowledge in each. If you are good at anatomy, spend one hour on that and focus on physiology for two hours. The attention span of a human being could be less. This means, you cannot take too long to study everyday and slog. So keep your preparation time crisp. Even though six hours is required, divide them accordingly, so that you are able to focus during your study hours.


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Queen Elizabeth's Christmas speech drew flak from all around the world for being a PR disaster, as she sat in front of a gold piano while talking about social issues. But seems like the Royal lovers have found something much more positive in the whole fiasco.
leven pilgrims who were returning from Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple on Sunday (January 6) lost their lives after the van they were travelling in collided with a truck. The accident took place near Thirumayam in Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu. While seven pilgrims died on the spot, four others succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. According to the police, the pilgrims, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, have now been identified. "The incident happened at around 3 pm when the tempo in which the Sabarimala pilgrims were travelling from Karaikudi to Pudukottai collided with a truck that was coming from the opposite direction," a police officer said. The truck occupied the right-side of the divider-less, narrow road leading to the collision, he said, while adding that an investigation is going on. The bodies have been sent for autopsy. The injured have been admitted at the Pudukottai government hospital. It comes amid the tensions surrounding the Sabarimala temple over Sumpreme Court's verdict to allow women inside. The area has been on the edge of violence since women managed to enter the sanctum sanctorum at Sabarimala. Their entry into the shrine came three months after the Supreme Court's historic judgment lifting the ban on the entry of girls and women between 10 to 50 years of age into the hilltop shrine of Lord Ayyappa -- the eternally celibate deity. Despite the court's ruling, which came on September 28 last year, no one from the 'barred' age group was able to offer prayers at the shrine because of frenzied protests by devotees and right-wing outfits. Violence erupted across Kerala on Friday (January 5) night with bombs which were hurled at the house of Thalassery MLA and CPI(M) leader AN Shamseer and BJP MP V Muraleedharan, among other places. Bombs were also hurled at CPI(M) leader and former Kannur district secretary of CPI(M) P Sasi's house at Thalassery and a CPI(M) activist Vishak attacked at Iritty, a place in Kannur district. Police have arrested at least 20 people in connection with the violence at Kannur district. In another development, prohibitory orders have been issued at Pandalam, Adoor and Kodumon police station areas in Pathanamthitta district for seven days.
Various trade unions and farmers' and teachers' associations across the country are on a two-day nationwide strike beginning today (January 8). The Left parties have called affiliate unions to participate in the strike to protest against the Narendra Modi government. Trade and farmers' unions have said they will stage rail and rasta roko (stop traffic and trains) protests in their respective areas. In some states, educational institutes have declared holidays and transport unions have also extended support to the strike. Besides this, several bank unions will also be participating in the nationwide strike. The strike does not have a unified agenda and trade unions will be pressing for their own unique demands. 10 things to know: 1) People's collectives like the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch, Bhumi Adhikar Andolan and several unions have announced their support to the two-day strike. 2) The unions have accused the BJP of making "desperate attempts" to change labour laws without taking trade unions into confidence. In a press statement, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, a Left-affiliated body, said the Modi government is wiping out regular employments and payments by unilaterally changing labour laws. ALSO READ | Strike likely to hit bank services on January 8-9: All you need to know 3) Speaking to news agency IANS, Anurag Saxena, the general secretary of CIYU's Delhi unit, said labourers, workers, government and bank employees will participate in the protest. "Industries, factories across Delhi will remain shut tomorrow. Employees of many banks, government departments will also participate in the protest," he said. 4) Similarly, announcing its support to the shutdown call, the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "betraying" all promises he had made to farmers in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. AIKS chief Ashok Dhawale said, "Farmers are being dispossessed and forced to sell their labour in the unorganised sector under precarious conditions. This situation calls for greater coordinated actions between the working class and the peasantry." 5) Meanwhile, the ruling party in Odisha, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), has announced that it will stage a protest in New Delhi and raise demands for higher minimum support price for paddy. Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik will also join the protesters. ALSO READ | Bharat Bandh: Enough is enough, no strike in Bengal, declares Mamata Banerjee 6) In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has slammed the Left for organising the two-day strike. The state government said it has made elaborate plans to ensure that routine life is not affected due to the strike. "We do not support any bandh in the state. They (the Left) have pushed the state backwards in their 34 years of rule by calling bandhs. There will be no bandh," Banerjee told reporters. 7) The state finance department has already issued a notification making attendance in government offices mandatory. No Casual Leave for absence either in the first half of the day or in the second on those days will be granted to employees. The West Bengal government will press in 500 additional buses during the strike to ensure that commuters don't face much trouble. Besides this, 20 per cent extra trams will be on the tracks in the eastern metropolis, said an official. 8) In Delhi, the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) and the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) have extended support to the two-day strike. The JNU administration has urged students to refrain from participating in "disruptive activities". However, Left unions said they will go ahead with the strike in the varsity campus. 9) In Mumbai, news agency PTI reported that around 29,000 employees of the civic run transport service BEST (Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport) are going on an indefinite strike starting Monday midnight. The strike is likely to cause inconvenience to nearly 25 lakh people who travel by BEST buses every day in Mumbai. 10) In Odisha, all educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities in the state, will remain closed today due to the nationwide strike. The state education department issued a notice in this regard on Monday evening.