New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Friday joined Twitter ahead of the Lok Sabha elections while the micro-blogging site also launched a special election emoji aimed at encouraging participation in election-related discussions, encouraging more people to go and vote. Available in 12 languages, the election emoji would feature an image of the Parliament of India. To further raise awareness among voters, the Election Commission of India has launched the “Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation” programme (SVEEP) on the platform.
Movie News : Veteran lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar ripped into Omung Kumar’s upcoming film PM Narendra Modi, the biopic on India’s Prime Minister. The film stars Vivek Oberoi in the lead role and ever since the film was announced, it has been at the centre of several controversies. The latest among them seems to be a credit for Javed Akhtar under ‘Lyrics’ on the poster of the film, while the lyricist says that he is ‘shocked’ to find his name there. Akhtar took to Twitter to post a screenshot of the credits on the film poster and wrote, “Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it!” News website : Latest Hindi News.
Sport news : Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play all their Indian Premier League home matches at the Eden Gardens despite West Bengal going into polls during all seven phases of general elections. The BCCI on Tuesday released the full schedule of the round robin league matches starting March 23 till May 5. As usual, there will be a total 56 matches that will be played during the six-week tourney. Among the round robin matches there are 12 afternoon starts (4 pm matches) on the weekends. The IPL operations team has ensured that no team plays their home matches at alternate venues despite the Lok Sabha polls being held in seven phases from April 12 to May 19. Even Kings XI Punjab, who had played a few of their home matches in Indore during earlier editions, will play all their matches in Mohali.
Auto news : Delhiites celebrated the ‘festival of colours’ with pomp and splendour on Thursday with people smearing colours on each other and exchanging greetings and sweets. The Delhi Police issued more than 13,000 challans for violation of traffic rules, including drunk driving. The number of challans issued by the police increased by around 4,000 this year, but the total number of drunken drive cases reduced by 300, a senior traffic police officer said. He said 13,219 challans, including 1,591 for drunken driving, were issued for violation of traffic rules on Thursday. In 2018, over 9,300 people were challaned and 1,900 booked for drunken driving. The Delhi traffic police earlier urged people to follow the traffic rules and advised motorists not to drink and drive, observe speed limits, obey traffic signals and asked two-wheeler riders to wear helmets and avoid triple riding to make the festival safe and secure.