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hbo's watchmen gets greenlit for tv series

Even for HBO that is known for so-called prestige television, Watchmen may be the next flagship after Game of Thrones. The source material is considered to be one of the - if not the - best graphic novels of all time.

Harshvardhan Kapoor

Anil Kapoor and son Harshvardhan Kapoor will be seen sharing screen space for the first time in the Abhinav Bindra biopic. The film will release in 2019.

Splitsvilla 11 launch

Splitsvilla is back with its eleventh season. Sunny Leone and Rannvijay Singha host the dating reality show which airs on MTV.

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NASA has used Freelancer.com to hold several crowdsourcing campaigns in order to find innovative solutions to engineering problems they come across.

Google, Google Home speaker, Google speaker with display, Google Assistant, Google new speaker, Amazon Echo Show, Google display speaker launch

Google's smart speaker with display will likely let users view YouTube videos, maps and check calendar using voice commands.

Samsung Galaxyu Note 9, Samsung Note 9, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 India launch, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price in India, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications, Note 9 price in India

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has started receiving its first software update ahead of its sale in the US from August 24.

Ahmedabad News

Surat: Two held for flying drone beyond permitted height of 200 feet
Surat: Two held for flying drone beyond permitted height of 200 feet

The airport police lodged a complaint with the police who registered an offence under Section 11 of Aircraft Act and arrested owner of the drone Kamal Patel and the organiser of the event Rahul Agrawal.

Police seize PDS stock worth Rs 82,000 from Surendranagar house
Police seize PDS stock worth Rs 82,000 from Surendranagar house

According to police, five labourers were emptying bags of wheat and then turning them inside out and refilling them with the same stock.

PM Narendra Modi’s August 23 visit to Gujarat ‘uncertain’
PM Narendra Modi’s August 23 visit to Gujarat ‘uncertain’

Earlier, the day-long visit of the PM was scheduled for July 20 which was postponed to August 23 following heavy rains in Saurashtra and South Gujarat.

Two killed as rain returns to Gujarat
Two killed as rain returns to Gujarat

As per the weather forecast, central Gujarat, Saurashtra and Kutch areas are expected to receive heavy rainfall till Sunday.

Measles Rubella vaccination drive in Gujarat: Capital records lowest — nearly 3 of 4 kids yet to be vaccinated
Measles Rubella vaccination drive in Gujarat: Capital records lowest — nearly 3 of 4 kids yet to be vaccinated

Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, along with Vadodara, are among the five districts/ corporations (urban areas) with the lowest coverage so far.

Kids denied admission by ‘minority schools’ to be admitted to govt schools
Kids denied admission by ‘minority schools’ to be admitted to govt schools

Of the 298 students, parents of 50 children have agreed to admissions in schools which they had listed as their second choices.

Gujarat: NGO asks govt to restart scholarships scheme for Dalit students in private schools
Gujarat: NGO asks govt to restart scholarships scheme for Dalit students in private schools

Martin Macwan and Kiritsinh Rathod, representatives of the NGO, said that till 2015, the state government provided scholarships and financial assistance to all Dalit students in the state.

Admission under RTE quota: Second list absorbs handful, 48,000 kids await admission in Gujarat
Admission under RTE quota: Second list absorbs handful, 48,000 kids await admission in Gujarat

In the beginning of this academic session, the state Education Department had announced that 1.20 lakh seats in 9,744 private schools across the state have been set aside for admission of students from economically weaker sections under RTE Act’s 25 per cent reservation rule.

In tit for tat, BJP gains three Congress leaders from Banaskantha
In tit for tat, BJP gains three Congress leaders from Banaskantha

Former member of Banaskantha district panchayat Balkrishna Jirala, Banaskantha district Congress general secretary Haresh Joshi and former vice-president of Banaskantha district Congress Pravin Patel joined the BJP along with their 80-odd supporters.

Gujarat: Two OBC leaders quit BJP, join Congress
Gujarat: Two OBC leaders quit BJP, join Congress

Koli leader Shamji Chauhan likely to be pitted against Congress turncoat Kunwarji Bavaliya in Jasdan bypoll.

Digital India: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to go cashless from September 1
Digital India: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to go cashless from September 1

The civic body will issue Janmitra smart cards. The cards will be used for paying all civic taxes and payments of things like marriage and birth certificates and the BRTS ticket fare etc.

Vadodara: Temple plays national anthem to ‘infuse nationalism’
Vadodara: Temple plays national anthem to ‘infuse nationalism’

According to an elderly visiting the temple, the idea is to “infuse the feeling of love towards the nation in the hearts of youths”.

Surat: Four men beat up driver, aide on suspicion of ferrying cows
Surat: Four men beat up driver, aide on suspicion of ferrying cows

When the driver told the four men that they were carrying camels to Dhule for sale at a fair, the ‘gau rakshaks’ started thrashing the two accusing them of carrying a cow for slaughter.

Dalits to hold march on August 16, ask government about ‘unfulfilled’ promises
Dalits to hold march on August 16, ask government about ‘unfulfilled’ promises

Dalits allege that all the promises made by the state government after the death of Dalit activist Bhanu Vankar in February this year have remained unfulfilled

Gujarat: Woman claims fired for complaint against low pay
Gujarat: Woman claims fired for complaint against low pay

Narmadaben Ganpatbhai Solanki had complained to the divisional railway manager four months ago that she was paid of Rs 200 per day instead of Rs 553-a day, in violation of labour laws.

SMC clerk issues fake call letters, booked for cheating
SMC clerk issues fake call letters, booked for cheating

According to police, in the recently concluded recruitment process of the SMC, Pradeep Kanthariya, a clerk with the Audit Department of the civic body allegedly took money from some candidates on the assurance of giving them jobs and got fake forms filled.

Gujarat: Strict penalty soon for chain snatchers, government to issue ordinance
Gujarat: Strict penalty soon for chain snatchers, government to issue ordinance

Under the new proposed sections, maximum punishment related to chain snatching offence will be 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to Rs 25,000, said Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja.

Vadodara police reduce cap on idol height further, makers remain unhappy
Vadodara police reduce cap on idol height further, makers remain unhappy

Idols makers, with support from Ganesh mandals, approached the police demanding that such directives should be issued at least six months in advance, before they begin their work.

Gujarat: Two pose as CBI officers to evade toll, held
Gujarat: Two pose as CBI officers to evade toll, held

The accused have been identified as Hemant Merchant and Kalpesh Patel.

Gujarat: One held for smuggling 100 kg heroin from Pakistan
Gujarat: One held for smuggling 100 kg heroin from Pakistan

Officials said that the heroine seized was part of over 100 kg consignment, which couldn’t be traced. This consignment was allegedly smuggled from Pakistan by sea and then transported to Punjab by road.

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