Apple Plans Notifications, iPad Home Screen Upgrades for iOS 15

The in-development changes are planned to be included in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, forthcoming major software updates for the iPhone and iPad.

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah producer: ‘I want Disha Vakani to return as Dayaben and I am hopeful she will’

Disha Vakani, who plays the role of Dayaben in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, took a maternity leave in 2017, and is yet to return. The show's producer says they are in constant touch with her and are hopeful of her return.

Watch Netflix confirms release of Money Heist 5, The Witcher 2, You 3 and others in 2021

Álvaro Morte starrer Money Heist and Henry Cavill's The Witcher are among the list of shows that'll arrive with its next seasons in 2021. (Photos: Netflix)

Netflix Life has confirmed the return of its hit show Money Heist, along with several other popular titles, in the second half of 2021. The announcement came as fans across the world were awaiting news about Money Heist 5, which was previously expected to arrive in May 2021, but got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In the Letter to Shareholders in the Q1 earnings report, Netflix confirmed that Money Heist will premiere its fifth and final season in the later half of 2021. Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and Chief Content Officer revealed the same on the company’s investor video for its first-quarter financial results.

Other big shows which were also listed for the fourth quarter of 2021 (October-December) include The Witcher season 2, You season 3, Sex Education season 3, Lost in Space season 3, Cobra Kai season 4 and more. Even feature films like Red Notice and Escape From Spiderhead will release in the second half of 2021.

According to Deadline, Ted Sarandos said in the meeting, “What happened in the first part of this year was that a lot of the projects that we’d hoped to come out earlier did get pushed because of the post-production delays and Covid delays and we think we’ll get back to a much steadier state in the back half of the year, certainly in Q4 where we have the returning seasons of some of our most popular shows like The Witcher and You and Cobra Kai as well as some big tentpole movies that came to market a little slower than we’d hoped like Red Notice and Escape From Spiderhead.”

Several of these shows were earlier expected for an April-May 2021 release, some due to a pattern maintained by its makers of giving the audience a new season at around the same time every year, and others, because they have already been under production since last year. But the pandemic did hamper the release plans of many.

Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai trailer: Salman Khan’s Eid offering takes us back to Wanted and Dabangg

Salman Khan-starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai trailer is finally here. Directed by Prabhu Deva, the film is an actioner and also features Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, Jackie Shroff and Megha Akash in pivotal roles. Salman plays the titular role of Radhe who is a cop.

 

In the film, Salman plays a cop, who works in his own style. This basically means he an “encounter” specialist, that Indian euphemism for cops who are fond of extra-judicial killings. This is your typical Salman film, for better or worse. He plays a larger-than-life character and mouths off bravado-laced one-liners that will, we hope, make sense to Bhai’s fans. It establishes the kind of film Radhe is — a throwback to the naughts — with its feel of Wanted and dialogues from Dabangg further establishing its mood.

Expect a lot of action, some dhuaandhaar dialogues that Bhai’s fans have come to expect from him and dance numbers with film’s leading lady Disha Patani and Jacqueline Fernandez in a cameo.

Needless to say, the trailer was worth the wait and Bhai’s fans are going to be ecstatic after watching it and eager to watch the movie. The clip is full of exciting action that should more than satisfy fans of the genre.

Earlier, the makers had announced that the movie will be releasing in theatres on May 13 as well as on ZEE5’s pay per view medium ZeePlex on the same day. This makes the film the first Hindi film to be released simultaneously on multiple platforms.

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai will also be available to watch on DTH services, including Dish TV, D2H, Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV.

We have been treated with posters of the movie. A brand new poster of the movie had been shared by Salman Khan ahead of trailer launch as he reassured his fans that the trailer for the film will release at 11 am and not late at night. “Aa raha hoon, Your most wanted bhai! #RadheTrailer ke saath at 11am, today. .. AM ka matlab hai ‘Ante meridiem’ yani gyarah baje subah!” The poster is very reminiscent of the 2009 movie Wanted, which was also directed by Prabhudheva.

Watch Hrithik Roshan’s ex-wife Sussanne pens note for ‘Mama-Papa’ Rakesh Roshan, Pinky on 50th wedding anniversary: ‘Wish you the world of love’

Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan is celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary with wife Pinky Roshan on Thursday. The couple was wished by son Hrithik Roshan's former wife Sussanne Khan on Instagram.

Hrithik Roshan’s former wife Sussanne Khan has wished Rakesh Roshan and Pinky Roshan on their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday. Sharing a beautiful note on Instagram for her “Mama and Papa”, Sussanne posted a slideshow of several clicks of the senior Roshans celebrating cute family moments. In the photos, we can also see Hrithik Roshan, their two sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan, and Hrithik’s sister Sunaina Roshan.

 

In her caption, Sussanne wrote, “Love is a beautiful blessed feeling.. all those who have the love of an unconditional family through all the ups and downs of life are truly blessed.. Happy happiest 50 years anniversary Mama and Papa.. wish you the world of love, the biggest smiles, and many ‘laugh out louds’ and also the best part of life ahead of you… #50yearsofwinning.”

 

Sussanne was married to Hrithik Roshan for 14 years. Despite their divorce in 2014, the two continue to remain great friends and are often spotted at public events together. Sussanne also shares a great bond with his family.

 

When the lockdown was announced last year, Sussanne even moved in to Hrithik’s house to ensure their sons do not miss being around both their parents.

The two also celebrated son Hrehaan’s 15th birthday recently. Sussanne took to Instagram to share pictures from the intimate birthday bash and also posted a heart-warming wish for her son.

“To the love of my life, my Ray of the brightest Light… you are my everything. My happiest smiles are coz of u #15thbirthday #myHrehaanjaan #weareblessedtohavehim #sincereheart,” Sussanne wrote, along with a collage of photos that captured Hrehaan’s moments with Hrithik, Sussanne, grandparents Rakesh and Pinky Roshan and younger brother Hridhaan.

Mizoram's plan to tackle second wave of COVID-19

Aizawl, Apr 22 Mizoram Health Minister Dr. R.Lalthangliana on Thursday said the state government is ramping up facilities to deal with the second wave of the pandemic.

The health minister on Thursday convened a meeting with officials, churches, doctors and community leaders to review the prevailing coronavirus situation in the state.

He told the meeting that the state is facing a shortage of hospitals and COVID-19 Care Centres (CCCs) due to a spurt in coronavirus cases.

"The utmost need now is to ramp up our facilities as the existing CCCs and Zoram Medical College (ZMC) are not enough to accommodate COVID-19 patients," he said.

According to the health minister, Aizawl district alone has 433 active cases now, which is about 76 per cent of the total number of active cases in the state.

In the wake of the evolving situation concerning the spread of the disease, screening for COVID-19 will be beefed up at Lengpui airport near Aizawl, Vairengte on the Mizoram- Assam border and other entry points, the minister said.

A consignment of 1 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine arrived in the state on Wednesday and effort is on to procure more vaccines, he said.

The meeting decided to hold a separate meeting with church authorities and appeal to them to offer their halls to the state government to be used as COVID-19 Care Centres.

While symptomatic patients are treated at ZMC, asymptomatic patients are kept under observation at COVID-19 Care Centres in Mizoram.

Initially, ZMC was used as a COVID-19 dedicated hospital but the states lone medical college was opened to general patients when Mizorams COVID-19 curve started showing a downward trend a few months ago.

Meanwhile, ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) MLA and state health and family welfare board chairman Dr Z R Thiamsanga said, the government is once again mulling to designate ZMC as a dedicated COVID-19 hospital.

The state has about 36 COVID-19 Care Centres which can accommodate over 2,000 patients.

"We are planning to reactivate all the CCCs as they had become non-functional," he said.

Mizoram on Thursday reported 73 COVID-19 cases, pushing the states coronavirus caseload to 5,158.

The state now has 546 active cases while 4,600 people have recovered from the infection.

Twenty-four people were discharged from various CCCs on Thursday.

The coronavirus death toll in the state is 12.

Violence mars sixth phase of Bengal polls

Kolkata, Apr 22  Nearly 80 per cent voter turnout marked the sixth phase of polling on Thursday in West Bengal assembly election, which was marred by sporadic incidents of violence, firing by state police and an assault on a candidate.

According to the EC 79.09 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 5 pm in 43 seats where polling was held and is expected to go up further as the polling ended at 6.30 PM.

Elections, which began at 7 am, were held in 43 seats -- 17 in North 24 Parganas district, nine each in Nadia- including Matua strongholds at Bongaon and Krishnanagar and Uttar Dinajpur and eight in Purba Bardhaman.

Matuas make for a large chunk of the state's scheduled caste population. With an estimated three million members, the community influences the outcome in 30-40 assembly seats in Nadia, North and South 24 Parganas districts.

Of the four districts that went to the polls Thursday, Nadia registered the highest voter turnout of 82.67 per cent, followed by Purba Bardhaman (82.15 per cent), Uttar Dinajpur (77.76 per cent) and North 24 Parganas (75.94 per cent).

At Bagda in North 24 Parganas, a mob of about 250 people attacked security personnel outside a booth. A huge police contingent was rushed to the spot to control the situation, the police said.

Police had to fire three rounds to disperse the mob and a person was injured. The officer in charge of Bagda police station and a constable were injured in the attack.

The EC has sought a report on the incident, which brought back memories of the fourth phase of polls held on April 10 when four persons were killed after CISF personnel opened fire in "self defence" outside a booth in Cooch Behar district's Sitalkuchi area.

In another incident in neighbouring Ashoknagar clashes broke out in the area between rivals TMC and BJP activists during which bombs were hurled, police said adding that unidentified people vandalised one vehicle carrying the central forces.

The TMC alleged that two of its activists were injured in firing allegedly by the central forces outside booth number 79 in Ashoknagar's Tangra area after a few party members protested against BJP candidate Tanuja Chakraborty's visit to the area.

"Two of my party colleagues are injured after bullets fired by central forces personnel hit them in their legs. Both are undergoing treatment in a nearby hospital," TMC candidate Narayan Goswami alleged.

The EC, which had sought a report from the officials posted in the district, later dismissed the allegations.

"There was no incident of any firing by the central forces. We have got no such report. This is a baseless allegation," a senior EC official told PTI.

In Ketugram assembly constituency in Purba Bardhaman, BJP candidate Mathura Ghosh was attacked by alleged TMC activists outside a polling booth. His vehicle was vandalised.

The TMC dubbed the allegations as baseless.

At Chopra in Uttar Dinajpur shots were reportedly fired after clashes broke out between activists of the TMC and BJP over allegations of heckling by agents of a polling booth.

Both the parties denied having used any firearm and blamed the opposition for the violence.

The office of the chief electoral officer has sought a report on the incident from the local administration.

At Raiganj in Uttar Dinajpur TMC claimed that one of its activists sustained serious injuries after BJP workers allegedly stabbed him. The saffron party has, however, denied the allegations.

Sporadic violence was also reported from Bijpur constituency in North 24 Parganas, where TMC and BJP supporters clashed outside polling booths. Both the parties accused each other of trying to rig votes.

Two supporters of TMC and three of BJP were reportedly injured in the clashes and a huge contingent of security forces was rushed to the troubled areas to control the situation.

At Halisahar area of Naihati constituency, the saffron party alleged that bombs were hurled at the residence of a local BJP leader, whose mother and younger brother are known to have suffered injuries. The TMC and the BJP traded charges against each other for the incident.

In a separate incident in the area, a TMC worker was injured after unidentified miscreants attacked him with sharp weapons.

A number of cases were reported from North 24 Parganas district. In Titagarh area of Barrackpore constituency in North 24 Parganas district too clashes broke out between TMC and BJP supporters. The two sides hurled bombs at each other leading to severe injuries to five BJP activists.

The injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital, official sources said.

Film director-turned-TMC candidate Raj Chakraborty was gheraoed in Barrackpore constituency by BJP supporters, who accused him of influencing voters.

Chakraborty denied the allegations.

TMC supporters had a verbal duel with the central forces in Habra constituency of the same district when the party candidate and state minister Jyotipriyo Mullick visited a polling booth in the area.

In Dum Dum Uttar constituency, a scuffle broke out between TMC and BJP supporters when the ruling party workers opposed the visit of the saffron party candidate Archana Majumdar to the polling stations.

In Amdanga constituency, country-made crude bombs were recovered by police personnel.

The day's polling by over 1.03 crore voters will decide the political fate of 306 candidates in this phase.

A total 1,071 companies of central forces were deployed to ensure free and fair polling in 14,480 polling stations of the 43 assembly constituencies.

Mamata slams BJP govt over vaccine price disparity

Kolkata, Apr 22  Hitting out at the BJP-led

Centre over the disparity in the price of vaccines being supplied to the Union government, states and private hospitals, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said rates should be the same for every buyer.

Mocking the BJP over its slogan of 'One nation, one party, one leader', she stressed that every Indian needs vaccine free of cost, regardless of their age and location.

"One nation, one party, one leader shouts BJP all the time but to save lives they can't have one price for vaccine.

Every Indian needs free vaccine, regardless of age, caste, creed, location. GoI must fix ONE price for Covid vaccine irrespective of who pays Centre or the States," the TMC supremo tweeted.

The Serum Institute of India on Wednesday announced that prices for its vaccine 'Covishield' have been fixed at Rs 400 per dose for state governments and Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals.

The Pune-based company sells Covishield to the Centre at Rs 150 a dose.

West Bengal on Wednesday registered its highest single-day spike of 10,784 new COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the state to 6,88,956. The death toll rose to 10,710 after 58 fresh fatalities were reported.

Vaccine policy discriminatory: Sonia Gandhi to PM

New Delhi, Apr 22 Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the new COVID-19 vaccine policy, terming it as arbitrary and discriminatory and urged him to intervene immediately to reverse it.

In a letter to to the prime minister, the Congress chief alleged that the new vaccine policy implies that the central government has abdicated its responsibility of providing free vaccine to all Indians between 18 and 45 years of age.

"It is surprising that despite the harsh lessons of last year and the pain inflicted on our citizens, the Government continues to follow an arbitrary and discriminatory policy, which promises to exacerbate existing challenges," she said in her letter.

"The policy implies that the Government of India has abdicated its responsibility to provide free vaccination for citizens between the age group of 18 and 45 years. This is complete abandonment of the Government's responsibility towards our youth," she said.

Noting that any reasonable person will agree on the benefit of a uniform price for vaccination, she urged prime minister Modi to intervene immediately and "reverse this ill-considered decision".

The Centre on Monday announced a liberalised vaccine policy, making all adults above 18 years of age eligible for getting vaccination from May 1.

The Serum Institute of India on Wednesday announced a price of Rs 400 per dose for its COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' for state governments and Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals.

Assam: Decision on shutting educational institutes in Guwahati to be taken if city’s daily caseload touches 1000, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Decision on holding of HSLC, HSSLC and other examinations would be taken after May 2.