AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Look on the back of a video game at Game Stop at the Quad in Whittier and there are warnings such as “Blood & Gore,” “Use of Drugs” and “Animated Blood.” “I’m a pacifist and I play violent games,” said Game Stop manager Andrew Ardisone, 21, of Whittier. “But when I was little, they didn’t have violent games.” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Oct. 7 signed Assembly Bill 1179 into law, banning the sale of violent video games depicting “heinous, atrocious or cruel” violence to anyone under 18. The law was scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. Manufacturers would be required to place an “18” sticker on the packaging of such games. Violators could face fines of up to $1,000. But with gamer organizations suing the state and a federal judge halting the legislation from taking effect, the gaming industry will not see tougher restrictions any time soon. “These laws are a clear violation of the First Amendment,” said Sean Bersell, vice president of public relations for the Video Software Dealers Association. “The Constitution of the United States puts some limits on government and this is one of those limits.” Bersell said the industry only markets violent video games to adults and most retailers already follow policies restricting the sale of violent video games to minors. “They made a commitment not to sell or rent these games to anyone under 18,” he said. “Bottom line, retailers don’t want kids to have these games if their parents don’t want them to have them.” Major game retailers, such as Game Stop and Game Quest, will ask for an ID if a buyer appears under 18 years old and attempts to buy a game with the “M” or mature rating. “We check ID,” Ardisone said. “If a person looks under 25, I card them. With the rules being so strict lately, we could get jail time (for selling to a minor).” Ardisone said that violent games such as the “Grand Theft Auto” series, “Condemned” for XBox 360 and “Prince of Persia” are also the most popular items at his store. “I have kids try to buy it with no ID, and when I turn them down, they go outside and ask someone to buy it for them,” Ardisone said. “I’ve sold Grand Theft Auto to 8-year-olds who convince their parents to buy it for them.” A spokesman for Assemblyman Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, the author of the bill, said violent video games are falling into the hands of children. “These videos have up to 800 hours of footage on them,” said Yee’s spokesman, Adam Keigwin. “Some of the most violent scenes are after you master the game after playing the game for hundreds of hours.” The psychological and emotional effects are harmful to children, Keigwin said, especially because of video games’ interactive nature. “It’s far different than watching a movie or listening to a CD,” he said. Ardisone said he doesn’t think violent games negatively affect young people, although he admits he never played them as a child, and that the games do blur fantasy and reality. “I don’t think it affects kids negatively,” he said. “As long as you tell your kids that this is not real life.” The state and gaming organizations are now waiting to schedule a preliminary injunction hearing to decide whether the law is a First Amendment breach. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026, 2236
A District Court Judge has said that a Letterkenny man ‘better have cash with him’ the next time he appears before him.Judge Paul Kelly issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Martin Reilly, who failed to appear at Letterkenny District Court. Reilly is charged with using threatening, abusive, insulting behaviour and assault at Gormley’s Centra, Circular Road, Letterkenny on September 4, 2015.Reilly (27) of 2A Illistrin, Letterkenny, is also due to face two charges of unlawful possession of drugs, at Illistrin on 13 March 2017 and at Conneyburrow Road, Lifford, on 18 May, 2016.“He better have cash with him the next time he appears,” Judge Kelly said.Judge issues bench warrant for man who ‘better have cash’ in court was last modified: April 14th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Judge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtMartin Reilly
Naomh Colmcille GAA News:The seniors ended their losing sequence with a vital win at Urris on Sunday. Full time score Urris 2-5 2-12 Naomh Colmcille. The reserves were defeated at Urris on Sunday. Our young U14 team traveled to Glenullin (Derry) on Saturday morning to take part in Group G of the Ulster Feile. Although they lost out to Pomeroy (Tyrone) and the host club Glenullin, the boys deserve great great for their efforts on a hot day and with no subs available to call on. We had great performances thoughout the field in both games. Thanks to Pomeroy and Glenullin for very sporting games, and to Glenullin for the hospitality and refreshments.The Naomh Colmcille squad was Sean Marsh, Oran Duffy, Ryan McNamee, Oran Devine, Conal McDaid, Shane Monaghan, Rory Simmons, Oran Downey, Jack O’Donnell, Matthew Whoriskey, Ronan McKinley, Jack Canning, Conor Logan, James Kernan, Emmet Gillespie and Christopher Mugan.Naomh Colmcille GAA Club are hosting a Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp from the 6th to the 10th of July for all children aged 6 to 13 years. Camp starts at 10 am to 2.30 pm. Please bring packed lunch and dress for the weather!! Tuck shop provided.Each child will receive a Jersey,training top and a backpack in county colours. Cost is €55 for the first child and €45 for second child and €40 for each child thereafter. A week of fun games and crack with qualified coaches. Everyone welcome. Contact Sharon on 08709685558. There are a limited number of season tickets now available for free entry to all adult Donegal club league and championship matches (excluding Naomh Colmcille home games). €30 for the ticket or €50 for the ticket and Donegal club gear. Contact Alison Ferry.Time is running out to get club registration sorted. If you think you’ll be looking for Donegal tickets for the Championship you’ll need to become a member. Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559).Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP.Congratulations to James Dowds who featured in the programme for the Donegal v Derry match on Saturday evening. Well-deserved recognition for all James’ efforts for the club.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page. Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U16s. Training cancelled Monday (29th). Wednesday (1st) training, time TBC. Check the Facebook page for latest update. U14s. Training Monday (29th) at 8:00 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U12s. Home match on Monday (29th). Players to be at clubhouse for 6:00 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U10s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U8s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Girls. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers will be included in next week’s notes.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE RETURN TO WINNING WAYS WITH VICTORY OVER URRIS was last modified: June 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSport
Manus kelly in action at kibbin bar on gartan stage By William HolmesResults for the International categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS12RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev13Declan Boyle/Brian BoyleFord Fiesta WRC7O/A7:45.90:001:21:15.7211Seamus Leonard/John McCaffertySubaru S147O/A7:54.20:001:23:08.51:52.81:52.837Keith Cronin/Mikie GalvinCitroen DS3 R55O/A7:46.90:001:23:19.62:03.90:11.148Sam Moffett/Karl AtkinsonFord Fiesta R5517:52.00:001:23:23.82:08.10:04.259Josh Moffett/John RowanFord Fiesta R5528:01.40:001:23:47.92:32.20:24.1610Manus Kelly/Donall BarrettSubaru S12717:44.20:001:23:58.22:42.50:10.374Eugene Donnelly/Paddy TonerBMW Mini WRC727:47.70:001:24:33.63:17.90:35.4816Jonathan Greer/Kirsty RiddickCitroen DS3 R5537:54.50:001:24:46.23:30.50:12.6914Stephen Wright/Arthur KieransFord Fiesta R5548:01.40:001:24:55.03:39.30:08.81015Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran GeaneySkoda Fabia s2000558:06.50:001:25:55.14:39.41:00.1116Alaistair Fisher/Gordon NobleFord Fiesta R5568:55.50:001:26:29.05:13.30:33.91229Aaron McHale/Paul McGeeSkoda Fabia578:20.10:001:28:12.26:56.51:43.21358Pauric Duffy/Kevin GlynnFord Fiesta R5588:16.20:001:28:29.57:13.80:17.31434Aidan Wray/Kieran McGrathMitsubishi Evo 10418:32.00:001:28:51.87:36.10:22.31537David Guest/Paddy RobinsonMitsubishi Evo 9428:31.60:001:29:37.58:21.80:45.71656Callum Devine/Keith MoriartyOpel Adam218:36.10:001:30:11.28:55.50:33.71774Gavin Kelly/Elaine Ni SheMitsubishi Evo 9438:25.90:001:31:48.010:32.31:36.818113Cathan McCourt/Brian HoyMitsubishi Evo 9448:25.90:001:32:37.111:21.40:49.11995John Mulholland/Jeff CaseSkoda Fabia s2000598:25.90:001:32:41.011:25.30:03.92059Gary Cairns/Justin CoyleMitsubishi Evo 9458:25.90:001:33:16.612:00.90:35.62157Paul Rowley/Patrick BridesSkoda Fabia s20005108:25.90:001:33:17.812:02.10:01.222112Peter O’Kane/Tommy CuddilyMitsubishi Evo 10468:25.90:001:33:43.412:27.70:25.62363Gus Kearney/Tommy HayesMitsubishi Evo 9478:25.90:001:34:04.312:48.60:20.924120Fraser Mulholland/Geoff PattersonFord Fiesta228:25.90:001:34:12.212:56.50:07.92532Tony Quinn/Anthony NestorSubaru WRC738:25.90:001:34:57.613:41.90:45.42665Marty Gallagher/Dean O’SullivanPeugeot 208238:25.90:001:35:16.514:00.80:18.927135Christopher Boyce/Pascal DillonHonda Civic318:25.90:001:39:28.818:13.14:12.32862RAshley Dickson/Ryan McCloskeyMitsubishi Evo 9488:25.90:001:44:52.423:36.75:23.629140Alistair Glenn/Gavin DohertyPeugeot 206248:25.90:001:47:10.025:54.32:17.63064RJoseph Connolly/Richard ConnollyFord Fiesta R55118:25.90:001:56:53.435:37.79:43.4Results for the National categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS12RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev121Frank Kelly/Michael CoadyFord Escort Mk214O/A8:00.20:001:26:04.1219David Bogie/Enda SherryFord Escort Mk214O/A8:05.50:001:26:10.50:06.40:06.4324Damien Tourish/Domhnall McAlaneyFord Escort Mk213O/A8:11.50:001:26:19.90:15.80:09.4422Damien Gallagher/Mac WalshFord Escort Mk21418:08.60:001:26:21.60:17.50:01.7531Stephen McCann/Damien FlemingSubaru WRC1518:06.70:001:26:38.60:34.50:17.0618Declan Gallagher/James McNultyToyota Starlet RWD1318:07.10:001:26:56.70:52.60:18.1745Richard Moffett/Martin ConnollyToyota Starlet1428:08.60:001:27:10.71:06.60:14.0830Frank Wray/Joe McNultySubaru WRC1528:12.40:001:27:23.01:18.90:12.3948Conor Curley/Nigel FrazerFord Escort Mk21328:21.60:001:28:02.91:58.80:39.91051Patrick McHugh/Pauric O’DonnellFord Escort Mk21338:34.20:001:29:16.83:12.71:13.91147David Moffett/Johnny BairdToyota Starlet1348:23.50:001:29:19.93:15.80:03.11277Patrick Boyle/Donal McColeToyota Corolla1358:15.81:001:29:46.53:42.40:26.61317Jonathan Pringle/Alan KeenaFord Escort Mk21438:06.40:001:29:55.43:51.30:08.91453Peter Wilson/Brendan McElhinneyFord Escort Mk21368:37.50:001:29:56.53:52.40:01.11549Michael Carbin/Darragh KellyMitsubishi Evo 42018:33.30:001:30:24.44:20.30:27.91638Jason McSweeney/Denis O’MahoneyMitsubishi Evo 92028:31.70:001:30:28.44:24.30:04.01752William McFadden/David GordonFord Escort G31378:25.90:151:30:51.14:47.00:22.71885Gerard McQuaid/Thomas TreanorFord Escort Mk21388:43.90:001:31:13.55:09.40:22.41936Pat Kirk/John McElhinneyMitsubishi Evo 102038:43.60:001:31:14.25:10.10:00.72027Gary Kiernan/Niall TierneyFord Escort Mk21398:19.90:001:31:17.55:13.40:03.32189John Reddington/Paddy McCruddenFord Escort Mk21448:25.90:001:31:56.15:52.00:38.62240David Armstrong/Martin McGarrityFord Escort R51458:25.90:001:32:17.36:13.20:21.22382Liam Doherty/Dermot McGettiganFord Escort Mk211R18:25.90:001:32:18.46:14.30:01.12487Stewart Morrison/Alexander CorriganFord Escort Mk213108:25.90:001:32:25.76:21.60:07.32586Gary McElhinney/Emmet BrosnanFord Escort Mk213118:25.90:001:32:31.86:27.70:06.12680Thomas O’Connell/Emmett SherryFord Escort Mk213128:25.90:001:32:31.96:27.80:00.12739Robbie Peoples/Keith StewartFord Escort Mk213138:25.90:001:33:03.36:59.20:31.42894Gene McDonald/Emmett KellyFord Escort Mk2918:25.90:001:33:03.96:59.80:00.629117Darragh Kelly/Eamonn DohertyFord Escort 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Fiesta11F58:25.90:001:35:33.09:28.90:00.55499Damian Campbell/Declan McGarrityFord Escort Mk213218:25.90:001:35:38.49:34.30:05.455109Simon Michael/Connor DunlopFord Escort Mk21228:25.90:001:35:45.99:41.80:07.556119Roy Baldrick/Stacey McNuttTalbot Sunbeam13228:25.90:001:35:48.79:44.60:02.857127Charlie Heraghty/Barry McBrideToyota Corolla11R68:25.90:001:35:54.39:50.20:05.658128Dermot McGroary/Joseph TimoneyTalbot Sunbeam11R78:25.90:001:35:56.69:52.50:02.359162Kieran O’Kane/John FrewOpel Ascona1488:25.90:001:36:15.810:11.70:19.260118Darragh Doherty/James McDermottToyota Corolla11R88:25.90:001:36:31.310:27.20:15.561134Brian Quigley/Ryan BradleyHonda Civic11F68:25.90:001:36:52.910:48.80:21.66275Jason Roache/John McCarthyFord Escort Mk213238:25.90:001:36:59.610:55.50:06.763165Daniel McCanny/Martin GallogleyFord Escort Mk213248:25.90:001:37:02.010:57.90:02.464145Shane McLaughlin/Fiona DevlinFord Escort Mk21018:25.90:001:37:02.810:58.70:00.865126Padraig Coll/Aidan SweeneyToyota Corolla11R98:25.90:001:37:03.510:59.40:00.76688Liam Egan/Raymond CoppingerSubaru Impreza1548:25.90:001:37:06.911:02.80:03.46783Jim McDowall/Charlotte McDowallSubaru Impreza N101558:25.91:301:37:55.711:51.60:48.868164Gerard McGivney/Gavin McGivneyFord Escort Mk213258:25.90:001:38:07.512:03.40:11.86920Brian Brogan/Damien McGettiganFord Escort Mk21498:01.40:001:38:34.812:30.70:27.370103James McDermott/Paul McDermottVauxhall Chevette1238:25.90:001:39:16.113:12.00:41.371159William Vance/Billy VanceFord Escort Mk21248:25.90:001:39:19.913:15.80:03.872114Declan Gallagher/Columba HeenaToyota Corolla11R108:25.90:001:40:25.514:21.41:05.673152Alan Browne/Michael DonnellanSubaru Impreza2088:25.90:001:40:34.714:30.60:09.274163Alaistar Hethrington/Dermott FrielFord Escort Mk21258:25.90:001:40:34.814:30.70:00.175116Eamonn Russell/Gavin O’DonnellHonda Civic11F78:25.90:001:40:46.714:42.60:11.976142Andrew Stewart/Keith HarrisMitsubishi Evo 41568:25.90:001:40:48.614:44.50:01.977121Roy Jarvis/Adam MilnerFord Fiesta11F88:25.90:001:41:04.815:00.70:16.278156Michael Black/Pauric McGinleyFord Fiesta R211F98:25.90:001:41:12.315:08.20:07.579133James Greenan/Darren HarveyOpel Corsa938:25.90:001:41:28.815:24.70:16.580107Victor Beamish/Susan BeamishVauxhall Nova1028:25.90:001:41:37.615:33.50:08.88143John Bonner/Leon JordanFord Escort Mk213268:25.90:001:41:40.015:35.90:02.482139David Kelly/James ConwellHonda Civic11F108:25.90:001:41:40.915:36.80:00.983150Mark Glackin/Michael GlackinHonda Civic11F118:25.90:001:42:11.616:07.50:30.784143Nick Barnett/Martin BradyHonda Civic17O/A8:25.90:001:42:28.616:24.50:17.085148Michael Nutt/Desmond NuttHonda Civic17O/A8:25.90:001:43:21.417:17.30:52.886149Eamon McLaughlin/Steven BoyleVauxhall Nova1038:25.90:001:44:21.318:17.20:59.987146Gerard Seaman/Daniel HanrattyHonda Civic17O/A8:25.90:001:44:57.918:53.80:36.688132Shane Carr/Ciaran CarrVauxhall Nova1048:25.90:001:45:39.519:35.40:41.68978RKevin Eves/Chris MellyToyota 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James DeGale is set to fight former world champion Cristian Sanavia in Denmark on 21 April.Italian Sanavia, 37, is the mandatory challenger for the Harlesden man’s European super-middleweight title and has won 45 of his 51 contests.DeGale, 26, recently announced he had split from promoter Frank Warren, who insisted the 2008 Olympic gold medallist had a year of his contract with him left to run.Italian-based company Round Zero won the purse bids to stage the fight, which is scheduled to take place at the Nord Arena in the town of Frederikshavn.It will be DeGale’s first outing since he won the title with a points victory against rugged Pole Piotr Wilczewski in October.A victory would keep him on course for a world title shot or a possible rematch with arch rival and fellow West Londoner George Groves, who secured a majority decision when they met last year.In fact the pair could fight for a world title given that Groves is being lined up to challenge WBO champion Robert Stieglitz.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
25 May 2011The smooth running of last week’s local government elections once more demonstrated South Africa’s growth as a democracy and how it continues to attract the respect of the international community, President Jacob Zuma said after a meeting with the board of the International Marketing Council of SA on Tuesday.“For us, the elections, like many events we have held before, are once again proof of how we can help market this brand called South Africa,” Zuma said after the meeting in Pretoria.“To be a democratic country is very important because now we have people who are able to link their vote to their living conditions, and that markets SA in terms of its democracy.”The elections also helped South Africa to boost its international marketing both politically and economically, Zuma said.The meeting, also attended by businesspeople and Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane, discussed at length the need for business and government to work together to market the successes of the country domestically and to the world.Established in 2002, the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) is tasked with developing and implementing proactive and coordinated marketing and communication strategies for the country.IMC chairperson Anita Soni said South Africa’s advanced telecommunications and research infrastructure made it one of the most attractive and competent countries in the world.“What we discussed in this meeting is that, considering the things we have, it is very important moving forward that we as South Africans become brand ambassadors for our country, because we have a lot to be proud of,” Soni said. “But it will take all of us to achieve that,” she added.Zuma used the meeting to appoint Geoffrey Rothschild, Moss Leoka, Sindi Mabaso-Koyana and Ramasela Moloto, all from the private sector, as the new members of the IMC board.New government representatives on the board are Presidency Director-General Cassius Lubisi, Trade and Industry Director-General Lionel October, Arts and Culture Director-General Sibusiso Xaba, and Timothy Scholtz from South African Tourism.Source: BuaNews
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A government primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district has landed in a caste discrimination controversy after some students did not have their midday meals alongside Dalit schoolmates.The matter came to light after a video of the school during the midday meal session, apparently shot by media persons, was widely shared on social media. Mayawati reactsWhile Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati demanded strict legal action by the State government against those guilty of “such disgusting casteist discrimination”, the district administration said the complaints of caste-based discrimination were prima facie “entirely baseless”.But P. Gupta, principal of the Rampur-1 primary school, admitted to “slight discrimination” that the Dalit students faced from others. He said some of the other students do not want to eat in the same plates as Dalit students — they bring their own plates and eat separately.“We make them sit in a line but they — perhaps they get taught that at home — display slight discrimination,” said Mr. Gupta.Despite warning the students several times and teaching them about equality, Mr. Gupta said they sit and eat in their allotted lines for a short while but once the teachers move away, move out and eat separately.Ballia DM’s denialThe school has mostly Dalit and Scheduled Tribe students with a few coming from the OBC communities, said the principal.Ballia DM Bhawani Singh Khangarot, who went on an inspection of the school, said there was no basis to show any discrimination. “All students said it (report of caste-based discrimination) was incorrect,” he said.However, Mr. Khangarot said a detailed probe would be conducted under a joint magisterial-level officer and testimonies of the students as well as their guardians recorded.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday dared the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to convert itself into a political party and fight elections, instead of controlling its political front from behind the curtain and acting like an “extra-constitutional authority”. He said the RSS had no role in the Independence movement and framing of the Constitution.Mr. Gehlot made the remarks on the second day of a special session of the State Assembly convened here to mark 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution. The two-day session turned into a political slugfest between the ruling Congress and the Opposition BJP, with both the parties accusing each other of undermining constitutional values.Replying to the debate as the Leader of the House, Mr. Gehlot said the RSS was enjoying power without any responsibility, as no Minister or Chief Minister was appointed without its consent. “The RSS and the BJP have no faith in the Constitution. They only pay lip service to constitutional norms because they want to win elections in democracy,” he said.‘BJP exposed’Mr. Gehlot took a dig at the recent political developments in Maharashtra, while affirming that the BJP had been exposed by the way President’s Rule was revoked early in the morning and the Chief Minister and Deputy CM were sworn in. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost no time in congratulating them. Does it prove the dictum Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai?” he asked.Amid interruptions by the BJP MLAs, Mr. Gehlot targeted Mr. Modi for his working style and decisions like demonetisation and the GST implementation. The Chief Minister said BJP’s dream of making a Congress-free India would never succeed, as parliamentary democracy had taken firm roots in the country only because of the consistent efforts and prolonged struggle of the Congress.The House witnessed noisy scenes when Leader of the Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria made a reference to the Ram temple and accused the Congress of not making efforts to resolve the long-pending Ayodhya dispute.
Harsh Chhaya, who’s playing the role of Dharaa Solanki’s coach in serial Tamanna currently, will next be seen in the Season 2 of Anil Kapoor’s 24. According to The Times of India, Harsh will play the role of a senior intelligence officer, who gets a posting in ATU (Anti Terrorist Unit) to foil Jai Singh Rathod’s–who is suspected to be working against the country–plan.Apart from Neil, these actors are expected to be part of the star-studded line up:Also read: Popular 90s show Hasratein might return for second season Tabu: Director Abhinay Deol has been trying to rope in the veteran actress since the Season 1 of the show. This time as well, she has been approached. But we don’t know whether she has been finalised or not.Akshaye Khanna and Prachi Desai: The Bollywood actors might be seen in an important role in the show, but the details about their characters have not been revealed.Sikander Kher: Anupam Kher’s son is all set to play a villain in Season 2. “I am playing a negative character in the show. I am thrilled, as it is completely different, something which I haven’t attempted before. Shooting it was great fun and I had a good time on the sets. Now I am waiting for the audience’s reaction,” says Sikander.Sakshi Tanwar: Sakshi Tanwar of Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki and Bade Achche Lagte Hain fame will be seen as the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief on the show. The actress will sport traditional outfits in the thriller.advertisementAlso read: Sikandar Kher turns baddie for Anil Kapoor’s 24 Season 2 Apart from Anil Kapoor, the first season featured Mandira Bedi, Tisca Chopra and Neil Bhoopalam in important roles, with Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi also featuring in the show.Delhi Belly director Abhinay Deo, who directed the first season, will also helm the second season, which will be aired next year.The show is written by Rensil D’Silva, Bhavani Iyer and Priya Pint, and produced by Rashvan Films.