Nation celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi festival with fervour. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah extended greetings to people on the occasion. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal also wished people on Ganesh Chaturthi. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray performed puja at his official residence Varsha. Thackeray was accompanied by wife Rashmi, sons Aaditya and Tejas. This year, the festival is celebrated in a subdued manner in view of Covid pandemic. On the occasion, temples and Ganpati idols have been beautifully decorated. Devotees are visiting the temples to seek blessings of Lord Ganesha. Priests at temples across the country performed 'arti' and 'hawan' of Bappa. They were seen wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing. Bollywood celebrities have extended wishes to their fans. Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Anupam Kher, Vidya Balan, Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Urmila Matondkar wished their fans on the occasion. Actors shared glimpses of their celebration and urged fans to follow Covid norms. Ganesh Chaturthi festivities continue for 11 days and devotees bid adieu to Bappa by immersing the idols in water.
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Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Tiger 3 will be announced by Aditya Chopra on Yash Chopra’s 88th birth anniversary, i.e., 27th September'20. As per the reports, the story of Akshay Kumar starrer Bell Bottom might revolve around the plane hijacks of the early 80s. Akshay would play the spy who cracks the conspiracy and helps India.
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Action star Akshay Kumar is set to appear in 'Into The Wild With Bear Grylls'. The episode of the show will premiere on September 11 on Discovery Plus app. The episode will also premiere on September 14 on Discovery Channel. The adventure show is hosted by ace adventurer Bear Grylls. Akshay, 52 and Bear, 46 shared the motion poster of the episode on Twitter. Bear said he has found a great 'adventure buddy' in the Hindi film actor. Discovery Channel also unveiled the motion poster and announced release date. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and superstar Rajinikanth accompanied Grylls on his adventures in the wilderness.
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Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid spoke in Hindi and said that amid COVID-19, India has been supportive friend. "An epidemic (COVID) that forced us to close borders, but our friends proved that it couldn't force them to close doors to their heart. Even in times like these, India remained a great friend," said Maldives Foreign Minister.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research on September 20 informed that Drugs Controller General of India has approved CSIR's paper-based testing kit called Feluda for COVID-19. CSIR, Director General S Mande said, "Our Delhi CSIR lab's been working on studying CRISPR-Cas immunity. They have experience of working in this particular area before COVID-19 and could repurpose the thing for COVID and developed a paper-based testing kit called Feluda and got formal approval from DCGA. Mande further explained the functioning of the paper based test. "It's different as RTPCR detects RNA and amplifies it using a polymerase chain reaction that is costly. This paper-based test also detects RNA but by a CRISPR guided system. The paper lights up if there is any virus RNA to show a sample is positive, in 45 minutes," he added.
Bollywood celebrities were spotted at several places in Mumbai on Friday. Celebrities stepped out taking necessary precautions and wearing masks. Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Riddhima Kapoor Sahani, Aditya Roy Kapur were spotted. Varun and Kiara were seen together at the old Dharma Productions office. Aditya was seen at R Balki’s office while Riddhima was seen stepping out of a salon. Watch the full video for more.
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A section of Bollywood has come out in support of Rhea Chakraborty following her arrest. Several celebrities demanded justice for Rhea by posting quote on 'smashing patriarchy'. Vidya Balan, Shibani Dandekar, Anurag Kashyap and others shared a quote on social media. The quote was written on Rhea's t-shirt that she had worn on Tuesday. On the same day, Rhea was quizzed for the third time by NCB following which the arrest was made. While Dia Mirza, Abhay Deol, Huma Qureshi posted only the quote, Vidya Balan, Radhika Madan complimented the quote with #JusticeForRhea. Sonam Kapoor, on the other hand, penned down a quote on 'witch hunt' by American novelist Walter Kirn. Film producer Nikhil Dwivedi lent support to Rhea and shared his wish to work with her. Rhea was arrested by NCB on Tuesday in a drug case linked with Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.
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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar left for United Kingdom for his first international shoot after the outbreak of COVID-19. The actor was accompanied by his wife Twinkle Khanna and kids. Huma S Qureshi and Jackky Bhagnani were also spotted at the airport. Actors left for UK for their upcoming flick 'Bellbottom'. The actors were seen wearing masks and face shields.
Action star Akshay Kumar is set to appear in 'Into The Wild With Bear Grylls'. The episode of the show will premiere on September 11 on Discovery Plus app. The episode will also premiere on September..
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