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GENEVA, 9 April 2020 – A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.

With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.

The book – aimed primarily at children aged 6-11 years old – is a project of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, a unique collaboration of United Nations agencies, national and international nongovernmental organizations and international agencies providing mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings.

During the early stages of the project, more than 1700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world shared how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. The input was invaluable to script writer and illustrator Helen Patuck and the project team in making sure that the story and its messages resonated with children from different backgrounds and continents.

In order to reach as many children as possible, the book will be widely translated, with six language versions released today and more than 30 others in the pipeline. It is being released as both an online product and audio book.

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Download the book here

My Hero is You: all language versions

Quotes from collaborating partners

 World Health Organization

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General (awaiting clearance)

“Previous humanitarian emergencies have shown us how vital it is to address the fears and anxiety of young people when life as they know it gets turned upside down. We hope that this beautifully-illustrated book, which takes children on a journey across time zones and continents, will help them to understand what they can do to stay positive and keep safe during the coronavirus outbreak.”

UNICEF

Henrietta Fore, Executive Director

“All over the world, children’s lives have been completely upended — the majority of them living in countries with some form of restricted movement or lockdown. This wonderful book helps children understand and navigate this new landscape and learn how they can take small actions to become the heroes in their own stories.”

UNHCR

Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

“This is an important resource for children around the world with a strong message of inclusion at its heart – that this pandemic can only be beaten if everyone is included in its prevention and response. Children, including those who are refugees, displaced and stateless, can help too. No-one is protected unless we are all protected”.

UNESCO

Audrey Azoulay, Director General

“Sharing facts and reliable information is vital to respond to COVID-19, and I wish to commend the creativity and passion of all artists, writers and publishers who find compelling ways to translate and craft stories and artwork so they can reach children and families to comfort and guide them through a distressing situation.  UNESCO is proud to support this initiative and we see this as an example of the contribution of the artistic community to the well-being and resilience of all."

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For requests relating to translations

Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, Email: mhpss.refgroup@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

31 Dec 2019China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A novel coronavirus was eventually identified.1 January 2020WHO had set up the IMST (Incident Management Support Team) across the three levels of the organization: headquarters, regional headquarters and country level, putting the organization on an emergency footing for dealing with the outbreak.4  January 2020WHO reported on social media that there was a cluster of pneumonia cases – with no deaths – in Wuhan, Hubei province. 5 January 2020WHO published our first Disease Outbreak News on the new virus. This is a flagship technical publication to the scientific and public health community as well as global media. It contained a risk assessment and advice, and reported on what China had told the organization about the status of patients and the public health response on the cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan.

10 January 2020WHO issued a comprehensive package of technical guidance online with advice to all countries on how to detect, test and manage potential cases, based on what was known about the virus at the time.

Evidence at that time suggested there was “no or limited human-to-human transmission.” Based on experience with SARS and MERS and known modes of transmission of respiratory viruses, infection and prevention control guidance were published to protect health workers recommending droplet and contact precautions when caring for patients, and airborne precautions for aerosol generating procedures conducted by health workers.

12 January 2020China shared the genetic sequence of COVID-19. 

13 January 2020

Officials confirm case of COVID-19 in Thailand, the first recorded case outside of China.  

14 January 2020

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove noted in a press briefing there had been limited human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus (in the 41 confirmed cases), mainly through family members, and that there was a risk of a possible wider outbreak. Dr. Kerkhove noted that human-to-human transmission would not be surprising given our experience with SARS, MERS and other respiratory pathogens. 

20-21 January 2020WHO experts from its China and Western Pacific regional offices conducted a brief field visit to Wuhan.22 January 2020WHO mission to China issued a statement saying that there was evidence of human-to-human transmission in Wuhan but more investigation was needed to understand the full extent of transmission.22- 23 January 2020The WHO Director- General convened an Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) to assess whether the outbreak constituted a public health emergency of international concern. The independent members from around the world could not reach a consensus based on the evidence available at the time. They asked to be reconvened within 10 days after receiving more information.28 January 2020A senior WHO delegation led by the Director-General travelled to Beijing to meet China’s leadership, learn more about China’s response, and to offer any technical assistance. 

While in Beijing, Dr. Tedros agreed with Chinese government leaders that an international team of leading scientists would travel to China on a mission to better understand the context, the overall response, and exchange information and experience.

11-12 February 2020

WHO convened a Research and Innovation Forum on COVID-19, attended by more than 400 experts and funders from around the world, which included presentations by George Gao, Director General of China CDC, and Zunyou Wu, China CDC's chief epidemiologist. 

16-24 February 2020The WHO-China Joint mission, which included experts from Canada, Germany, Japan, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore and the US (CDC, NIH) spent time in Beijing and also travelled to Wuhan and two other cities. They spoke with health officials, scientists and health workers in health facilities (maintaining physical distancing). The report of the joint mission can be found here: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/who-china-joint-mission-on-covid-19-final-report.pdf

 

The Twenty-fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) on the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 26 March 2020 with committee members only attending via teleconference, supported by the WHO Secretariat.  In order to ease the burden on affected State Parties in the exceptional situation following the determination of the COVID-19 outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020, characterized as a pandemic on 11 March 2020, the invited State Parties were asked to present their reports electronically only instead of attending via teleconference.  Reports were received from Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan, and Philippines.

The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine derived polioviruses (cVDPV).  The WHO Secretariat presented a report of progress for affected IHR States Parties subject to Temporary Recommendations.

Wild poliovirus

The Committee remains gravely concerned by the significant increase in WPV1 cases globally in 2019 and 2020, with 175 cases in 2019 compared to 33 in 2018, and already 32 cases as at 17 March 2020, compared to six for the same period in 2019, with no significant success yet in reversing this trend.

In Pakistan transmission continues to be widespread, as indicated by both acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and environmental sampling. While the issues of vaccine hesitancy and refusals by individuals and communities and problems with management of the national polio program are being addressed, these are yet to have impact on the current worrying epidemiology.  The added pressure on the program due to detection of cVDPV2 and ongoing spread in several provinces (see below) has continued into 2020.

In Afghanistan, the security situation remains very challenging.  Inaccessibility and missed children particularly in the Southern Region have led to a large cohort of susceptible children in this part of Afghanistan.  The risk of a major upsurge of cases is growing, with other parts of the country that have been free of WPV1 for some time now at risk of outbreaks. This would again increase the risk of international spread. 

The  Committee noted that based on sequencing of viruses, there were recent instances of international spread of viruses from Pakistan to Afghanistan and also from Afghanistan to Pakistan.  The recent increased frequency of WPV1 international spread between the two countries suggests that rising transmission in Pakistan and Afghanistan correlates with increasing risk of WPV1 exportation beyond the single epidemiological block formed by the two countries. 

The Committee noted the continued cooperation and coordination between Afghanistan and Pakistan, particularly in reaching high risk mobile populations that frequently cross the international border and welcomed the all-age vaccination now being taken at key border points between the two countries. 

Vaccine derived poliovirus (VDPV)

The multiple cirulating VDPV (cVDPV) outbreaks in four WHO regions (African, Eastern Mediterranean, South-east Asian and Western Pacific Regions) are very concerning, with two new countries reporting outbreaks since the last meeting (Malaysia and Burkina Faso).  Unlike historical experience, cross border spread of cVDPV2 has become quite common, with recent spread from Angola to DR Congo and Zambia, and from Chad and CAR to Cameroon, and from Ghana to Burkina Faso.  In addition, local emergences attributable to mOPV2 use have recently occurred in Togo, Chad and Ethiopia.

The Committee noted that the GPEI has published a strategy to address cVDPV2 outbreaks but was extremely concerned that the monovalent OPV2 stockpile was still depleted.  The Committee strongly supports the development and proposed Emergency Use Listing of the novel OPV2 vaccine which should become available mid-2020, and which it is hoped will result in no or very little seeding of further outbreaks. 

Impact of COVID-19

The Committee noted the very recent policy guidance of the GPEI:

GPEI recommendations for countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. This document summarizes the recommendations from the Polio Oversight Board meeting on 24 March 2020 which calls for postponement of both preventive and outbreak response campaigns, while ensuring surveillance and nOPV2 development and roll out plans continue in full. The COVID-19 Polio programme continuity plan. The operational guide was developed in collaboration with the regional polio eradication teams and the GPEI Partners to ensure essential GPEI functions continue, polio programme personnel and staff are kept safe, and to plan for a fast and effective resumption of polio eradication activities including supplementary immunization activities as soon as the public health situation with COVID-19 allows. 

The Committee is extremely concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the risk of heightened transmission of polio and consequently the potential for international spread and significant reversal of polio eradication.     

Conclusion

The Committee unanimously agreed that the risk of international spread of poliovirus remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and recommended the extension of Temporary Recommendations for a further three months.  However noting that some if not many international borders are closed to prevent  international spread of COVID-19, State Parties may not currently be able to enforce the Temporary Recommendations in all places. The Committee strongly urges countries subject to these recommendations to maintain a high state of readiness to implement them as soon as possible ensuring the continued safety of travelers as well as health professionals .  The Committee recognizes the concerns regarding the lengthy duration of the polio PHEIC, but concludes that the current situation is extraordinary, with clear ongoing risk of international spread and ongoing need for coordinated international response. The Committee considered the following factors in reaching this conclusion:

Rising risk of WPV1 international spread: The progress made in recent years appears to have reversed, with the Committee’s assessment that the risk of international spread is at the highest point since 2014 when the PHEIC was declared. This risk assessment is based on the following: the WPV1 exportation in 2019 from Pakistan to Iran and to Afghanistan, and more recently spread from Afghanistan to Pakistan;ongoing rise in the number of WPV1 cases and positive environmental samples in Pakistan, and to a lesser extent Afghanistan;the quickly increasing cohort of unvaccinated children in Afghanistan, with the risk of a major outbreak imminent if nothing is done to access these children;the urgent need to overhaul the leadership and strategy of the program in Pakistan, which although already commenced, is likely take some time to lead to more effective control of transmission and ultimately eradication;increasing community and individual resistance to the polio program.Rising risk of cVDPV international spread: The clearly documented increased spread in recent months of cVDPV2 demonstrate the unusual nature of the current situation, as international spread of cVDPV in the past has been very infrequent.  The number of new emergences of cVDPV2 in Africa raises further concern.  The risk of new outbreaks in new countries is considered extremely high, even probable.  COVID-19:  This new and unprecedented pandemic is likely to substantially negatively impact the polio eradication program and outbreak control efforts.  There is a risk of exportation of both WPV1 and cVDPV to known high risk countries, to which it may take a lot of time and effort to adequately respond.Falling PV2 immunity:  Global population mucosal immunity to type 2 polioviruses (PV2) continues to fall, as the cohort of children born after OPV2 withdrawal grows, exacerbated by poor coverage with IPV particularly in some of the cVDPV infected countries.Multiple outbreaks: The evolving and unusual epidemiology resulting in rapid emergence and evolution of cVDPV2 strains is extraordinary and not yet fully understood and represents an additional risk that is yet to be quantified.Weak routine immunization: Many countries have weak immunization systems that can be further impacted by various humanitarian emergencies including COVID19, and the number of countries in which immunization systems have been weakened or disrupted by conflict and complex emergencies poses a growing risk, leaving populations in these fragile states vulnerable to outbreaks of polio. Surveillance gaps: The appearance of highly diverged VDPVs in the Philippines, Somalia and Indonesia are examples of inadequate polio surveillance, heightening concerns that transmission could be missed in various countries.  Furthermore, the missed transmission in China for a year illustrates that even countries with generally good surveillance can miss VDPV transmission.  COVID-19 is likely to have a negative impact on polio surveillance also.Lack of access: Inaccessibility continues to be a major risk, particularly in several countries currently infected with WPV or cVDPV, i.e. Afghanistan, Nigeria, Niger, Somalia and Myanmar, which all have sizable populations that have been unreached with polio vaccine for prolonged periods.Population movement: The risk is amplified by population movement, whether for family, social, economic or cultural reasons, or in the context of populations displaced by insecurity and returning refugees. There is a need for international coordination to address these risks.  A regional approach and strong cross­border cooperation is required to respond to these risks, as much international spread of polio occurs over land borders.

Risk categories

The Committee provided the Director-General with the following advice aimed at reducing the risk of international spread of WPV1 and cVDPVs, based on the risk stratification as follows:

States infected with WPV1, cVDPV1 or cVDPV3, with potential risk of international spread.States infected with cVDPV2, with potential risk of international spread.States no longer infected by WPV1 or cVDPV, but which remain vulnerable to re-infection by WPV or cVDPV.

Criteria to assess States as no longer infected by WPV1 or cVDPV:

Poliovirus Case: 12 months after the onset date of the most recent case PLUS one month to account for case detection, investigation, laboratory testing and reporting period OR when all reported AFP cases with onset within 12 months of last case have been tested for polio and excluded for WPV1 or cVDPV, and environmental or other samples collected within 12 months of the last case have also tested negative, whichever is the longer.Environmental or other isolation of WPV1 or cVDPV (no poliovirus case): 12 months after collection of the most recent positive environmental or other sample (such as from a healthy child) PLUS one month to account for the laboratory testing and reporting periodThese criteria may be varied for the endemic countries, where more rigorous assessment is needed in reference to surveillance gaps (e.g. Borno State, Nigeria)

Once a country meets these criteria as no longer infected, the country will be considered vulnerable for a further 12 months.  After this period, the country will no longer be subject to Temporary Recommendations, unless the Committee has concerns based on the final report. 

TEMPORARY RECOMMENDATIONS

States infected with WPV1, cVDPV1 or cVDPV3 with potential risk of international spread

WPV1                                                                                             

Afghanistan                               (most recent detection 25 February 2020)  

Pakistan                                                (most recent detection 2 March 2020)

Nigeria                                      (most recent detection 27 Sept 2016)           

cVDPV1

Malaysia                                     (most recent detection 26 October 2019)

Myanmar                                   (most recent detection 9 August 2019)

Philippines                                 (most recent detection 28 October 2019)

These countries should:

Officially declare, if not already done, at the level of head of state or government, that the interruption of poliovirus transmission is a national public health emergency and implement all required measures to support polio eradication; where such declaration has already been made, this emergency status should be maintained as long as the response is required.Ensure that all residents and long­term visitors (i.e. > four weeks) of all ages, receive a dose of bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine (bOPV) or inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) between four weeks and 12 months prior to international travel.Ensure that those undertaking urgent travel (i.e. within four weeks), who have not received a dose of bOPV or IPV in the previous four weeks to 12 months, receive a dose of polio vaccine at least by the time of departure as this will still provide benefit, particularly for frequent travelers.Ensure that such travelers are provided with an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis in the form specified in Annex 6 of the IHR to record their polio vaccination and serve as proof of vaccination.Restrict at the point of departure the international travel of any resident lacking documentation of appropriate polio vaccination. These recommendations apply to international travelers from all points of departure, irrespective of the means of conveyance (e.g. road, air, sea).Further intensify cross­border efforts by significantly improving coordination at the national, regional and local levels to substantially increase vaccination coverage of travelers crossing the border and of high risk cross­border populations. Improved coordination of cross­border efforts should include closer supervision and monitoring of the quality of vaccination at border transit points, as well as tracking of the proportion of travelers that are identified as unvaccinated after they have crossed the border.Further intensify efforts to increase routine immunization coverage, including sharing coverage data, as high routine immunization coverage is an essential element of the polio eradication strategy, particularly as the world moves closer to eradication.Maintain these measures until the following criteria have been met: (i) at least six months have passed without new infections and (ii) there is documentation of full application of high quality eradication activities in all infected and high risk areas; in the absence of such documentation these measures should be maintained until the state meets the above assessment criteria for being no longer infected.Provide to the Director-General a regular report on the implementation of the Temporary Recommendations on international travel.

States infected with cVDPV2s, with potential or demonstrated risk of international spread

Afghanistan           (most recent detection 8 January 2020)

Angola                      (most recent detection 9 February 2020)

Benin                        (most recent detection 9 December 2020)

Burkina Faso          (most recent detection 11 January 2020)

Cameroon              (most recent detection 30 January 2020)

CAR                           (most recent detection 5 February 2020)

Chad                         (most recent detection 5 February 2020)

Cote d’Ivoire          (most recent detection 11 February 2020)

China                        (most recent detection 25 April 2019)

DR Congo                 (most recent detection 22 January 2020)

Ethiopia                (most recent detection 21 February 2020)

Ghana                      (most recent detection 28 January 2020)

Malaysia                  (most recent detection 18 January 2020)

Niger                         (most recent detection 3 April 2019)

Nigeria                  (most recent detection1 January 2020)

Pakistan                   (most recent detection 12 February 2020)

Philippines              (most recent detection 16 January 2020)

Somalia                    (most recent detection 4 February 2020)

Togo                          (most recent detection 10 January 2020)

Zambia                     (most recent detection 25 November 2019)

These countries should:

Officially declare, if not already done, at the level of head of state or government, that the interruption of poliovirus transmission is a national public health emergency and implement all required measures to support polio eradication; where such declaration has already been made, this emergency status should be maintained.Noting the existence of a separate mechanism for responding to type 2 poliovirus infections, consider requesting vaccines from the global mOPV2 stockpile based on the recommendations of the Advisory Group on mOPV2.Encourage residents and long­term visitors to receive a dose of IPV four weeks to 12 months prior to international travel; those undertaking urgent travel (i.e. within four weeks) should be encouraged to receive a dose at least by the time of departure.Ensure that travelers who receive such vaccination have access to an appropriate document to record their polio vaccination status.Intensify regional cooperation and cross­border coordination to enhance surveillance for prompt detection of poliovirus, and vaccinate refugees, travelers and cross­border populations, according to the advice of the Advisory Group.Further intensify efforts to increase routine immunization coverage, including sharing coverage data, as high routine immunization coverage is an essential element of the polio eradication strategy, particularly as the world moves closer to eradication.Maintain these measures until the following criteria have been met: (i) at least six months have passed without the detection of circulation of VDPV2 in the country from any source, and (ii) there is documentation of full application of high quality eradication activities in all infected and high risk areas; in the absence of such documentation these measures should be maintained until the state meets the criteria of a ‘state no longer infected’.At the end of 12 months without evidence of transmission, provide a report to the Director-General on measures taken to implement the Temporary Recommendations.

States no longer infected by WPV1 or cVDPV, but which remain vulnerable to re-infection by WPV or cVDPV

WPV1

none                             

cVDPV

Kenya cVDPV2 (last env positive specimen 21 March 2018)Mozambique cVDPV2 (last virus detected 17 December 2018)PNG cVDPV1 (last environmental positive specimen 6 November 2018)Indonesia cVDPV1 (last virus detected 13 February 2019)

These countries should:

Urgently strengthen routine immunization to boost population immunity.Enhance surveillance quality, including considering introducing supplementary methods such as environmental surveillance, to reduce the risk of undetected WPV1 and cVDPV transmission, particularly among high risk mobile and vulnerable populations.Intensify efforts to ensure vaccination of mobile and cross­border populations, Internally Displaced Persons, refugees and other vulnerable groups.Enhance regional cooperation and cross border coordination to ensure prompt detection of WPV1 and cVDPV, and vaccination of high risk population groups.Maintain these measures with documentation of full application of high quality surveillance and vaccination activities.At the end of 12 months without evidence of reintroduction of WPV1 or new emergence and circulation of cVDPV, provide a report to the Director-General on measures taken to implement the Temporary Recommendations.

Additional considerations

Impact of COVID-19 on the polio program:

The committee urges all countries, but particularly those at high risk of polio, to maintain a high level of polio surveillance throughout the pandemic period, noting that the postponement of polio immunization campaigns whether preventive or in response to outbreaks may lead to an increase in polio transmission including international spread.  Maintainenance of access to laboratory diagnosis in the face of widespread transport and shipping disruption is critical.Secondly, countries affected by campaign postponement should strive to maintain a high degree of operational readiness in order that immunization activities, including border vaccination, can resume quickly adhering to principles of good hygiene and safety for the vaccinee as well as for the health professionals to prevent  COVID-19 spread.  This includes ensuring teams have access to appropriate personal protective equipment.Given the risk of international spread, countries need to ensure that they are ready to use appropriate vaccines, as recommended by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization,  in response to new outbreaks.The committee urged countries to maximize the use of polio assets to synergistically address the COVID19 pandemic, noting that polio affected countries may be vulnerable to poorer outcomes in the pandemic due to health care system fragility and poorer health status of the population generally.  Lastly the pandemic should serve as a reminder to high risk countries with poor immunization coverage that infectious disease outbreaks can lead to social and economic disruption as well as straining the health care system, and countries can increase their population resilience and recovery through prioiritising  robust immunization programmes. This is relevant not only to polio, but to all other vaccine preventable diseases particularly measles.

Based on the current situation regarding WPV1 and cVDPV, and the reports provided by affected countries, the Director-General accepted the Committee’s assessment and on 7 April 2020 determined that the situation relating to poliovirus continues to constitute a PHEIC, with respect to WPV1 and cVDPV.  The Director-General endorsed the Committee’s recommendations for countries meeting the definition for ‘States infected with WPV1, cVDPV1 or cVDPV3 with potential risk for international spread’, ‘States infected with cVDPV2 with potential risk for international spread’ and for ‘States no longer infected by WPV1 or cVDPV, but which remain vulnerable to re-infection by WPV or cVDPV’ and extended the Temporary Recommendations under the IHR to reduce the risk of the international spread of poliovirus, effective 7 April 2020. 

 

 

 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact across the world. Efforts to contain the coronavirus are vital to the health of the world’s population, but they are also exposing children to increased risk of violence – including maltreatment, gender-based violence and sexual exploitation.

As leaders of organisations committed to ending violence against children, we come together in solidarity to share our deep concern, call for action and pledge our support to protect children from violence and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on children in every country and community.

A third of the global population is on COVID-19 lockdown, and school closures have impacted more than 1.5 billion children. Movement restrictions, loss of income, isolation, overcrowding and high levels of stress and anxiety are increasing the likelihood that children experience and observe physical, psychological and sexual abuse at home – particularly those children already living in violent or dysfunctional family situations. And while online communities have become central to maintain many children’s learning, support and play, it is also increasing their exposure to cyberbullying, risky online behavior and sexual exploitation.

The situation is aggravated by children’s lack of access to schoolfriends, teachers, social workers and the safe space and services that schools provide. The most vulnerable children – including refugees, migrants, and children who are internally displaced, deprived of liberty, living without parental care, living on the street and in urban slums, with disabilities, and living in conflict-affected areas – are a particular concern. For many, growing economic vulnerability will increase the threat of child labour, child marriage and child trafficking.

We must act now. Together, we call on governments, the international community and leaders in every sector to urgently respond with a united effort to protect children from the heightened risk of violence, exploitation and abuse as part of the broader response to COVID-19.

Governments have a central role to play. They must ensure that COVID-19 prevention and response plans integrate age appropriate and gender sensitive measures to protect all children from violence, neglect and abuse. Child protection services and workers must be designated as essential and resourced accordingly.

Working with and supporting governments, our collective response must include: maintaining essential health and social welfare services, including mental health and psychosocial support; providing child protection case management and emergency alternative care arrangements; ensuring social protection for the most vulnerable children and households; continuing care and protection for children in institutions; and communicating with and engaging parents, caregivers and children themselves with evidence-based information and advice. National helplines, school counsellors and other child-friendly reporting mechanisms enable children in distress to reach out for help, and must be adapted to the challenges of COVID-19.

Given the heightened risks of online harms, technology companies and telecoms providers must do everything they can to keep children safe online. This includes providing access to cost-free child helplines, age-appropriate services and safe e-education platforms - and using their platforms to share child online safety advice. They must also do more to detect and stop harmful activity against children online, including grooming and the creation and distribution of child sexual abuse images and videos.

As global organisations working to end violence against children, we will continue to advocate for and invest in effective child protection solutions. We will collectively develop and share technical resources and guidance for policymakers, practitioners, parents, caregivers and children themselves. And we will support the courageous health, child protection and humanitarian professionals working around the clock to keep children safe during these unprecedented times.

In recent years, the global community has made significant gains in protecting children from violence. We must not allow those gains to be lost during the current turmoil. We must do all we can to keep children safe now. And we must plan ahead together, so that once the immediate health crisis is over, we can get back on track towards the goal of ending all forms of violence, abuse and neglect of children

 

 

Today is World Health Day! This day is especially poignant as the focus is on nurses and health workers, who are on the frontline of the COVID-19 response across the world. They are the real heroes risking their lives to save the millions affected by COVID-19 as well as other deadly diseases like tuberculosis (TB).  They play a major role in providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, and leading community dialogue to address fears and questions. It is imperative that we come together to invest more, empower and protect the nursing and health workforce.

Without nurses and health workers, we cannot achieve “Health for All” or end diseases like TB which claim millions of lives each year. The World Health Organization is calling for your support on World Health Day to ensure that the nursing and midwifery workforces are strong enough to ensure that everyone, everywhere gets the healthcare they need.

Today, we would like to salute and thank nurses, midwives and other health workers around the world who are battling difficult situations to save lives and we pay tribute to those who lost their lives protecting others.

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Watch this story of Emily, a nurse managing the TB programme of the City Health Office in Tuguegarao City, Philippines. Her dream for Tuguegarao is to one day see zero TB cases and that no one dies from this infectious disease.

Nurses and healthcare workers play a critical role in TB prevention and care. It’s time to invest in them to improve healthcare for all.

We thank all the nurses and healthcare workers working to #EndTB!

WHO has listed the first two diagnostic tests for emergency use during the Covid-19 pandemic. The move should help increase access to quality-assured, accurate tests for the disease.  It also means that the tests can now be supplied by the United Nations and other procurement agencies supporting the COVID-19 response.

Both in vitro diagnostics, the tests are genesig Real-Time PCR Coronavirus (COVID-19) and cobas SARS-CoV-2 Qualitative assay for use on the cobas® 6800/8800 Systems

“The emergency use listing of these products will enable countries to increase testing with quality assured diagnostics,” says Dr Mariângela Simão, WHO Assistant-Director General for Medicines and Health Products. “Facilitating access to accurate tests is essential for countries to address the pandemic with the best tools possible.” 

The Emergency Use Listing procedure (EUL) was established to expedite the availability of diagnostics needed in public health emergency situations. It is intended to help procurement agencies and countries navigate the large presence of different devices on the market and, by assessing them, provides assurance of the products’ quality and performance.

The genesig Real-Time PCR Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Primerdesign, United Kingdom) is an open system more suitable for laboratories with moderate sample testing capacity, while the cobas® SARS-CoV-2 for use on the cobas® 6800/8800 Systems (Roche, United States of America) is a closed system assay for larger laboratories.

 

EUL listed products:

https://www.who.int/diagnostics_laboratory/200407_eul_sars_cov2_product_list.pdf?ua=1

Roche test:

https://www.who.int/diagnostics_laboratory/eul_0504-046-00_cobas_sars_cov2_qualitative_assay_ifu.pdf?ua=1

Primerdesign test:

https://www.who.int/diagnostics_laboratory/eul_0489_185_00_path_covid19_ce_ivd_ifu_issue_2.0.pdf?ua=1

FIFA has joined forces with the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in supporting the #BeActive campaign launched on the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to encourage people to be #HealthyAtHome as the world comes together in the fight against COVID-19, today and every day.

WHO recommends all healthy adults do at least 30 minutes a day of physical activity and children at least 60 minutes per day. As part of this, #BeActive and remain #HealthyAtHome include the following suggestions along with any other form of recreation to stay healthy at home:

Taking some online exercise classes, Dancing, Playing active video games, Jumping rope, and Practising muscle strength and balance training.

“We are delighted that football is strongly supporting the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace by asking everyone to #BeActive and to remain healthy at home during this difficult time,” said António Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations. “FIFA has asked the football community, from member associations and clubs, to players and fans, to show their support, to put their rivalries aside and to show a new solidarity so we can overcome the coronavirus. This is an important lesson not only for today, but for every day.”

“More than ever, especially now, one thing must be clear to everyone, health comes first,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino. “FIFA is delighted to support both the United Nations and the World Health Organization in amplifying the #BeActive campaign today, and we are encouraged that the football community is also playing an active role in ensuring the message understood globally. For the first time ever, we are all on the same team and together, with team spirit and positive energy, we will win.” 

“WHO is proud to collaborate as part of the UN family with FIFA and football lovers worldwide to promote the importance of being active for both physical and mental health,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization. “The #BeActive campaign supports WHO’s drive to help people be healthy at home.”

The campaign kicks off with Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC asking football fans to set aside their rivalries and to come together to #BeActive in order to defeat the coronavirus. Other clubs, including Club América, CD Guadalajara, Beijing Guoan FC, Shanghai Shenhua FC, Mohun Bagan AC, East Bengal FC, Melbourne City FC, Sydney FC, Auckland City FC, Team Wellington FC, CA River Plate, Olympique de Marseille, TP Mazembe, CR Flamengo and SE Palmeiras will also join the initiative in the coming days.

As part of the campaign, world-famous players share the following message: “At this time, even rivals need to stick together. We have to keep our distance, but we do not lose our focus. We can show solidarity by being active, and active means following the guidelines from the WHO.”

The video campaign will be published on various FIFA digital channels, with regular subsequent updates from clubs and players across the world during subsequent days. #BeActive is also being supported with graphics toolkits for the 211 FIFA member associations and various media agencies to facilitate additional localisation and to further amplify the message.

WHO, the UN’s specialized health agency, and FIFA, football’s world governing body, collaborate closely to promote healthy lifestyles through football globally and launched the “ Pass the message to kick out coronavirus” campaign last month to share advice effective measures to protect people from COVID-19.

The video campaign can also be downloaded here for editorial purposes.

 

 

Geneva. The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Programme, along with WHO regional and country offices, has developed an updated information note, in collaboration with stakeholders. This note is intended to assist national TB programmes and health personnel to urgently maintain continuity of essential services for people affected with TB during the COVID-19 pandemic, driven by innovative people-centred approaches, as well as maximizing joint support to tackle both diseases. It is important that the progress made in TB prevention and care is not reversed by the COVID19 pandemic. Finding and treating people with TB remain the fundamental pillars of TB prevention and care and those would require maintained attention. This updated note has additional details on clinical management considerations to manage TB and COVID-19, as well as new information on testing.

A new report, The State of the World’s Nursing 2020, provides an in-depth look at the largest component of the health workforce. Findings identify important gaps in the nursing workforce and priority areas for investment in nursing education, jobs, and leadership to strengthen nursing around the world and improve health for all.

7 April 2020 - Nurses account for more than half of all the world’s health workers, providing vital services throughout the health system. Around the world they are demonstrating their compassion, bravery and courage as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and never before has their value been more clearly demonstrated.

A new report, by WHO in partnership with the International Council of Nurses and Nursing Now, released today, reveals that, there are just under 28 million nurses worldwide. Between 2013 and 2018, nursing numbers increased by 4.7 million. But this still leaves a global shortfall of 5.9 million - with the greatest gaps found in countries in Africa, South East Asia and the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region as well as some parts of Latin America.

The State of the World’s Nursing 2020, provides an in-depth look at the largest component of the health workforce. Findings identify important gaps in the nursing workforce and priority areas for investment in nursing education, jobs, and leadership to strengthen nursing around the world and improve health for all.

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Nurses are the backbone of any health system. Today, many nurses find themselves on the frontline in the battle against Covid-19This report is a stark reminder of the unique role they play, and a wakeup call to ensure they get the support they need to keep the world healthy.” Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General

 Politicians understand the cost of educating and maintaining a professional nursing workforce, but only now are many of them recognising their true value. Every penny invested in nursing raises the wellbeing of people and families in tangible ways that are clear for everyone to see. This report highlights the nursing contribution and confirms that investment in the nursing profession is a benefit to society, not a cost.” Annette Kennedy, ICN President

 “This report places much-needed data and evidence behind calls to strengthen nursing leadership, advance nursing practice, and educate the nursing workforce for the future, said. The policy options reflect actions we believe all countries can take over the next ten years to ensure there are enough nurses in all countries, and that nurses use of the full extent of their education, training, and professional scope to enhance primary health care delivery and respond to health emergencies such as COVID-19.  This must start with broad and intersectoral dialogue which positions the nursing evidence in the context of a country’s health system, health workforce, and health priorities.” Lord Nigel Crisp, Co-Chair of Nursing Now

‘One World: Together At Home’ Global Special to Air on Saturday, April 18 in Celebration and Support of Healthcare Workes, Broadcast to Feature Real Experiences from Doctors, Nurses and Families Around the World. Historic Broadcast to be Hosted by Jimmy Fallon of ‘The Tonight Show,’ Jimmy Kimmel of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and Stephen Colbert of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,’ Friends from Sesame Street Also on Hand to Help Unify and Inspire People Around the World to Take Meaningful Actions that Increase Support for the Global COVID-19 Response Curated in Collaboration with Lady Gaga, Broadcast to Include Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder

On Monday April 6, WHO will host a virtual meeting to facilitate communication, collaboration and exchange between National Ethics Committees from around the world.

WHO and UNICEF today announced an agreement to work together on COVID-19 response, through the historic COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund powered by the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation.  

The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund has been set up to facilitate an unprecedented global response by supporting the WHO Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan. As part of the agreement, an initial portion of the money from the Fund – which currently stands at more than $127 million – will flow to UNICEF for its work with vulnerable children and communities all over the world.

“COVID-19 is an unprecedented pandemic requiring extraordinary global solidarity to urgently respond,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “I’m pleased that UNICEF joined the Solidarity Response Fund. With their extensive experience both in fundraising and in implementing programmes, this partnership will help us to work together closely to save lives.”

The money collected through the fund will be used, among others, to train and equip communities and health-care workers to prevent, detect and treat COVID-19. It will help countries expand their health-care capacity and mitigate its social impact, especially on women, children and vulnerable social groups. And it will accelerate research and development of treatments and preventive vaccines.

As a key partner in this joined-up effort, UNICEF will lead emergency efforts to ensure families and communities in the most vulnerable countries are fully engaged in the response and have access to water, sanitation and hygiene and other infection prevention and control measures. UNICEF will also ensure children, caretakers, and frontline responders such as social workers, teachers and healthcare workers are supported through evidence-based guidance through its vast community outreach and country programs.

“This is an extraordinary emergency that demands an extraordinary response, and we need all-hands on deck—individuals, corporations, foundations, governments and other organizations around the world,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “UNICEF is pleased to join the Solidarity Response Fund. It will bolster our efforts to strengthen health and sanitation systems and help protect the most vulnerable families from knock-on impacts of COVID-19 on already overstretched health systems.”

Funds raised will be spent in alignment with the global response plan, and where needs are greatest. At the direction of WHO leadership, it is expected that resources will go directly toward:

WHO, for its work to track the spread of the virus, assess gaps and needs, equip frontline health workers with personal protective equipment, ensure lab and testing tools are available in countries around the world, and keep communities and frontline responders informed with the latest technical guidance. UNICEF, to ensure children and families around the world are equipped with all the evidence-based information and latest WHO guidance as well as locally relevant information to protect themselves from the spread of COVID-19; to support vulnerable countries by providing access to water, sanitation and hygiene, and basic infection prevention and control measures; and to provide access to care for vulnerable families and children.CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, a key partner leading the financing for research and development for novel vaccines to combat COVID-19, working closely with WHO.

The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund was set up at WHO’s request by the UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and launched three weeks ago. It is the only way for individuals and organizations to contribute directly to WHO’s global efforts to tackle the pandemic. To date the fund has $127 million raised or committed from more than 219,000 individuals from all over the world plus more than 90 global companies and organizations. The partnership is also a tremendous demonstration of solidarity across UN organizations in coordinating, partnering and supporting each other in dealing with the immediate and longer-term impact of the pandemic. 

“There has never been a more urgent need for global cooperation,” said Elizabeth Cousens, President & CEO of the UN Foundation. “The COVID-19 pandemic shows us that we all can play a part to stop the spread. The incredible generosity shown to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund from around the world will help WHO, UNICEF, CEPI and partners accelerate their lifesaving work, especially to support the most vulnerable communities and speed the development of a vaccine.”

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Notes to editors

About UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone.

About WHO

WHO is the United Nations’ specialized agency for health. It is an inter-governmental organization and works in collaboration with its Member States usually through the Ministries of Health. The World Health Organization is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. Learn more at www.who.int.

About the United Nations Foundation

The UN Foundation brings together ideas, people, and resources to help the United Nations drive global progress and tackle urgent problems. Our hallmark is to collaborate for lasting change and innovate to address humanity’s greatest challenges. Learn more at www.unfoundation.org.

WHO has received overwhelming pro-bono support from technology companies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has triggered an unprecedented demand for digital health technology solutions and has revealed successful solutions such as for population screening, tracking the infection, prioritizing the use and allocation of resources, and designing targeted responses.

The donation of an essential antiparasitic medicine can potentially accelerate the elimination of Chagas disease infection in children. A pediatric presentation of benznidazole with accurate dosage and will soon be made available freely to address a long-standing gap in the treatment of congenital infections of Chagas disease.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Catalan Ministry of Health say they will jointly support the dissemination of a programme that provides support to patients suffering from Chagas disease to manage their own health and promote self-care.

The COVID-19 pandemic and other global emergencies show us once again the heroic efforts health workers on the front lines make every day to keep their communities—and the world—safe and healthy.  The WHO and the Global Health Workforce Network is pleased to partner with civil society partners—the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and its members—to honor health workers during World Health Worker Week: April 5-11, 2020. The Eighth Annual World Health Worker Week is yet another opportunity to mobilize communities, partners, and policymakers to increase support of health workers worldwide.

The 2020 theme is Leaders on the Front Line. This theme highlights the need to provide greater leadership opportunities for frontline health workers—particularly women health workers, who make up more than 70% of the global health workforce. At the same time, this theme emphasizes how health workers often put themselves on the line, often at great personal risk to themselves and their families, to save and improve lives.

We invite all health workforce stakeholders to join us by raising public awareness and engaging on health workforce issues, and recognize the lifesaving contribution of the health workforce. All activities will be filtered through a World Health Worker Week portal, hosted by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition secretariat at IntraHealth International.

 Some key ways to get involved:

Add your voice to the #WHWWeek conversation on social media! Use the WHWW Social Media Guide with key messages, graphics, and suggested tweets.Participate in the WHWW Video Testimonial Series and tell health policymakers why frontline health workers are Leaders on the Line and how we can better support them. It's easy to take part—see the guidance and upload your video.Celebrate World Health Day on Tuesday, April 7. In this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, World Health Day will shine a light on the vital role nurses and midwives play in providing health care around the world, and call for a strengthening of the nursing and midwifery workforce. Share and promote World Health Day assets here.

 

 

Geronimo Stilton author to kickstart exclusive children’s book reading initiative amid COVID-19 pandemic

Much-loved children’s authors are joining an initiative to read extracts of their books to millions of children and young people currently living in isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the World is a collaboration between the International Publishers Association (IPA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. It kicks off today, on International Children’s Book Day, at 15.00 GMT/17.00 CET with Italian author Elisabetta Dami, creator of the popular character Geronimo Stilton.

“These are uncharted waters for us all, and the psycho-social effects of prolonged isolation and social distancing are yet to be seen and understood,” said IPA President Hugo Setzer. “All of us should take particular care of our mental health at the moment, and especially that of young minds. The IPA wanted to do something positive to bring children and their favourite writers closer, to stimulate their interest in books and to create a carefree moment for families to share during this difficult period of confinement.”

“Children’s lives and routines have been turned upside down in just a few short weeks,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “Even when the outside world is out of bounds for now, reading can remind children and young people that the transportive power of books is unlimited.”

“WHO is committed to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on all fronts, especially when it comes to protecting young people,” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “We understand the fear and anxieties many feel and know how the joy of reading can stimulate young minds, ease tensions and provide hope.”

Elisabetta Dami will read on her personal Instagram account in English from 15.00-15.30 GMT 17.00-17.30 CET. Dami, whose books have sold more than 180 million copies around the world and are published in 50 different languages, will also respond to comments and questions via the platform.

Several other noted children’s authors have agreed to join the Read the World initiative, details of which will be available soon at https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/read-the-world

 

About IPA

The IPA is the world’s largest federation of publishers associations. Established in 1896, it is an industry body with a human rights mandate, whose mission is to promote and protect publishing and raise awareness of publishing as a force for economic, cultural and social development. Working in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and other supranational bodies, the IPA champions the interests of book and journal publishing at national and supranational level. Internationally, the IPA actively opposes censorship and promotes copyright, freedom to publish (including through the IPA Prix Voltaire), and literacy.

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About UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone.

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About WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations’ specialized agency for health. It is an inter-governmental organization and works in collaboration with its Member States usually through the Ministries of Health. The World Health Organization is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. Learn more at www.who.int.

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In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The virus has shown that it does not discriminate - but many refugees, those forcibly displaced, the stateless and migrants are at heightened risk. 

Three-quarters of the world’s refugees and many migrants are hosted in developing regions where health systems are already overwhelmed and under-capacitated.  Many live in overcrowded camps, settlements, makeshift shelters or reception centers, where they lack adequate access to health services, clean water and sanitation. 

The situation for refugees and migrants held in formal and informal places of detention, in cramped and unsanitary conditions, is particularly worrying. Considering the lethal consequences a COVID-19 outbreak would have, they should be released without delay. Migrant children and their families and those detained without a sufficient legal basis should be immediately released.

This disease can be controlled only if there is an inclusive approach which protects every individual’s rights to life and health.  Migrants and refugees are disproportionately vulnerable to exclusion, stigma and discrimination, particulary when undocumented.  To avert a catastrophe, governments must do all they can to protect the rights and the health of everyone. Protecting the rights and the health of all people will in fact help control the spread of the virus.

It is vital that everyone, including all migrants and refugees, are ensured equal access to health services and are effectively included in national responses to COVID-19, including prevention, testing and treatment. Inclusion will help not only to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, but will also serve to protect public health and stem the global spread of COVID-19.  While many nations protect and host refugee and migrant populations, they are often not equipped to respond to crises such as Covid-19. To ensure refugees and migrants have adequate access to national health services, States may need additional financial support. This is where the world’s financial institutions can play a leading role in making funds available. 

While countries are closing their borders and limiting cross-border movements, there are ways to manage border restrictions in a manner which respects international human rights and refugee protection standards, including the principle of non-refoulement, through quarantine and health checks. 

More than ever, as COVID-19 poses a global threat to our collective humanity, our primary focus should be on the preservation of life, regardless of status.  This crisis demands a coherent, effective international approach that leaves no-one behind.  At this crucial moment we all need to rally around a common objective, fighting this deadly virus. Many refugees, displaced, stateless people and migrants have skills and resources that can also be part of the solution.

We cannot allow fear or intolerance to undermine rights or compromise the effectiveness of responses to the global pandemic. We are all in this together. We can only defeat this virus when each and every one of us is protected. 

This Medical Product Alert warns consumers, healthcare professionals, and health authorities against a growing number of falsified medical products that claim to prevent, detect, treat or cure COVID-19. 

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic (caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2) has increased demand for medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and reagents, all related to COVID-19, creating an opportunity for ill-intended persons to distribute falsified medical products 

Due diligence is required from all actors in the procurement, use and administration of medical products, in particular those affected by the current crisis of, or related to, COVID-19. 

1. FALSIFIED IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS AND LABORATORY REAGENTS 

WHO has received multiple reports regarding falsified in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) and laboratory reagents for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. Please refer to WHO’s Emergency Use Listing for a list of diagnostics approved for clinical use by WHO. To date, eight countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, PR China, Russian Federation, Singapore, Republic of Korea, United States of America) have listed IVDs for COVID-19 diagnosis based on expedited regulatory assessments. Please note that, in the European Union, regulatory compliance for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics are self-declared by the manufacturer.  

To assist Member States and stakeholders, WHO has published the links to these emergency lists, together with contact details. These links provide information on IVDs authorized for use in the jurisdictions of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum, as well as policies and guidance. WHO will provide updated versions as new information becomes available.

End-users are encouraged to check the labelling against the information posted by regulatory authorities upon listing to ensure they are in possession of the genuine product. This information might include product name, product code, expiry date, instructions for use and manufacturer details. 

Unregulated websites supplying medicines and/or vaccines, particularly those concealing their physical address or landline telephone number, are frequently the source of unlicensed, substandard and falsified medical products. WHO has been made aware of various unregistered websites claiming that products on sale can treat or prevent COVID-19. Such products are likely to be falsified medicines. In addition, some websites may appear to provide easy access to legitimate medicines that are otherwise not readily available. End-buyers and consumers should be especially wary of such online scams and exert due diligence when purchasing any medical product, whether online or not.

 2. FALSIFIED MEDICINES AND VACCINES

At this stage, WHO does not recommend any medicines to treat or cure COVID-19. However, the SOLIDARITY trial, led by WHO, is reviewing potential treatments for COVID-19. 

WHO requests increased vigilance from national health authorities, healthcare professionals, members of the public and supply chain stakeholders worldwide to prevent the distribution of these falsified medical products. Increased vigilance should focus on hospitals, clinics, health centres, clinical laboratories, wholesalers, distributors, pharmacies and any other suppliers of medical products. All medical products must be obtained from authentic and reliable sources. Their authenticity and condition of the product should be carefully checked. Consumers are advised to seek advice from a healthcare professional in case of doubt. 

National health authorities are requested to immediately notify WHO if these falsified products are discovered in their country. If you have any information concerning the manufacture, distribution, or supply of these products, please contact rapidalert@who.int

WHO Global Surveillance and Monitoring System for Substandard and Falsified Medical ProductsFor further information, please visit our website: https://www.who.int/medicines/regulation/ssffc/en/ 

Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating COVID-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security. 

When acting to protect the health and well-being of their citizens, countries should ensure that any trade-related measures do not disrupt the food supply chain. Such disruptions including hampering the movement of agricultural and food industry workers and extending border delays for food containers, result in the spoilage of perishables and increasing food waste. Food trade restrictions could also be linked to unjustified concerns on food safety. If such a scenario were to materialize, it would disrupt the food supply chain, with particularly pronounced consequences for the most vulnerable and food insecure populations. 

Uncertainty about food availability can spark a wave of export restrictions, creating a shortage on the global market. Such reactions can alter the balance between food supply and demand, resulting in price spikes and increased price volatility. We learned from previous crises that such measures are particularly damaging for low-income, food-deficit countries and to the efforts of humanitarian organizations to procure food for those in desperate need.

We must prevent the repeat of such damaging measures. It is at times like this that more, not less, international cooperation becomes vital. In the midst of the COVID-19 lockdowns, every effort must be made to ensure that trade flows as freely as possible, specially to avoid food shortage. Similarly, it is also critical that food producers and food workers at processing and retail level are protected to minimise the spread of the disease within this sector and maintain food supply chains. Consumers, in particular the most vulnerable, must continue to be able to access food within their communities under strict safety requirements.  

We must also ensure that information on food-related trade measures, levels of food production, consumption and stocks, as well as on food prices, is available to all in real time. This reduces uncertainty and allows producers, consumers and traders to make informed decisions. Above all, it helps contain ‘panic buying’ and the hoarding of food and other essential items.

Now is the time to show solidarity, act responsibly and adhere to our common goal of enhancing food security, food safety and nutrition and improving the general welfare of people around the world.  We must ensure that our response to COVID-19 does not unintentionally create unwarranted shortages of essential items and exacerbate hunger and malnutrition.

WHO’s   new user guide for countries, ‘Selection of medicines at country level’, is based on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines. It sets out the key actions countries should undertake to develop and update their own national essential medicines lists based on the treatment needs of their populations and their capacity to reimburse payments for medicines.

The document also aims to support countries in progressing towards universal health coverage. Today, approximately half of the world’s population is unable to  access essential medicines. The large majority of these people live in poorer countries, but rising prices of new medicines are also becoming a challenge for health systems in wealthy countries.

A careful selection of essential medicines is the first step in ensuring a population can obtain the quality-assured medicines it needs at an affordable price.  Countries need to do more to ensure that all people and communities can access highly effective medicines. WHO’s new manual is a resource to do just that. 

The document, intended for policy makers in charge of national medicines and reimbursement lists, aims to increase transparency on how essential medicines are selected. Most national lists of essential medicines have several differences when compared with WHO’s model list, which lists only medicines of proven safety and efficacy. Some national lists include medicines that bring little extra benefit to patients. Decision-makers should refer to the WHO global list to gauge the public health value of listing certain medicines for their populations.

The essential medicines concept 

Essential medicines are: 

those that satisfy the priority health care needs of the populationselected with due regard to disease prence and public health relevance, evidence of efficacy and safety, and comparative cost-effectivenessintended to be available within the context of functioning health systems at all times in adequate amounts, in the appropriate dosage forms, with assured quality and adequate information, and at a price the individual and community can afford.  

The essential medicines concept is global and forward-looking. It incorporates the need to regularly update medicines selections to reflect new therapeutic options and changing therapeutic needs; the need to ensure drug quality; and the need for continued development of better medicines, medicines for emerging diseases and medicines to meet changing resistance patterns.

Achieving universal health coverage and equity in public health depends on access to essential, high-quality and affordable health related technologies for all. To achieve access for all by 2030, at least two billion more people will need to have access to essential health services by 2030.

In an effort to make the Model List of Essential Medicines more readily accessible, WHO recently developed an electronic version of the list, bringing the traditional EML to computer screens, tablets and smartphones in a freely accessible, downloadable, online database.

Link to manual: Selection of essential medicines at country level

Link to e-EML: Model List of Essential Medicines

The COVID-19 pandemic is straining health systems worldwide. The rapidly increasing demand on health facilities and health care workers threatens to leave some health systems overstretched and unable to operate effectively.

Previous outbreaks have demonstrated that when health systems are overwhelmed, mortality from vaccine-preventable and other treatable conditions can also increase dramatically. During the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, the increased number of deaths caused by measles, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis attributable to health system failures exceeded deaths from Ebola [1,2]. 

“The best defense against any outbreak is a strong health system,” stressed WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “COVID-19 is revealing how fragile many of the world’s health systems and services are, forcing countries to make difficult choices on how to best meet the needs of their people.”

To help countries navigate through these challenges, the World Health Organization (WHO) has updated operational planning guidelines in balancing the demands of responding directly to COVID-19 while maintaining essential health service delivery, and mitigating the risk of system collapse. This includes a set of targeted immediate actions that countries should consider at national, regional, and local level to reorganize and maintain access to high-quality essential health services for all.

Countries should identify essential services that will be prioritized in their efforts to maintain continuity of service delivery and make strategic shifts to ensure that increasingly limited resources provide maximum benefit for the population. They also need to comply with the highest standard in precautions, especially in hygiene practices, and the provision of adequate supplies including personal protective equipment This requires robust planning and coordinated actions between governments and health facilities and their managers.

Some examples of essential services include: routine vaccination; reproductive health services including care during pregnancy and childbirth; care of young infants and older adults; management of mental health conditions as well as noncommunicable diseases and infectious diseases like HIV, malaria and TB; critical inpatient therapies; management of emergency health conditions; auxiliary services like basic diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, and blood bank services, among others.

Well-organized and prepared health systems can continue to provide equitable access to essential service delivery throughout an emergency, limiting direct mortality and avoiding increased indirect mortality.   

The guidelines stress the importance of keeping up-to-date information. This requires frequent transparent communications with the public, and strong community engagements so the public   can maintain trust in the system to safely meet their essential needs and to control infection risk in health facilities. This will help ensure that people continue to seek care when appropriate, and adhere to public health advice.

1. Elston, J. W. T., Cartwright, C., Ndumbi, P., & Wright, J. (2017). The health impact of the 2014–15 Ebola outbreak. Public Health, 143, 60-70.

2. Parpia, A. S., Ndeffo-Mbah, M. L., Wenzel, N. S., & Galvani, A. P. (2016). Effects of response to 2014–2015 Ebola outbreak on deaths from malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis, West Africa. Emerging infectious diseases, 22(3), 433.

 

For interviews please contact:  Tarik Jasarevic

To access the full guidance please visit: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/maintaining-essential-health-services-and-systems

For further information and guidance on COVID-19 please visit: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

 

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Dear colleagues and friends,

World TB Day, this year, comes at a sobering time – as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. We stand in solidarity with those affected, those at the frontlines of the fight to combat COVID-19, as well as those who continue efforts to support those ill with longstanding health problems like TB, HIV and other diseases. However, we cannot forget the millions and their families who battle TB every day and lose their lives to this ancient disease – which remains the world’s top infectious killer.

As eloquently emphasized by WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his press briefing on COVID-19 yesterday, “I’d like to remind everyone that although COVID-19 is dominating the world's attention-there is another respiratory disease that is both preventable and treatable, but kills 1.5 million people every year - that disease is tuberculosis"

“It’s Time”, the focus for World TB Day this year is therefore on urgently accelerating the TB response to save lives and end suffering, even in times of crisis. This will be essential if we are to reach the targets and commitments made by Heads of State at the 2018 UN High Level Meeting on TB. 

We have made important strides against the TB epidemic to date.

We announced last year, that more people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis. Globally, 7 million people were diagnosed and treated for TB - up from 6.4 million in 2017 – enabling the world to meet one of the milestones towards the United Nations political declaration targets on TB and the WHO Director-General Flagship Initiative Find.Treat.All End TB jointly with Stop TB Partnership and the Global Fund. This has been a big win for the TB community.

WHO is working with countries to roll out important guidelines, including a comprehensive package on TB preventive treatment released today, and updated MDR TB guidelines to promote the use of all-oral regimens for patients with drug-resistant TB which would be helpful – particularly at this point, when visiting health centers is a challenge. Furthermore, WHO has developed a note to guide and urge countries to ensure continuity of TB services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are strengthening our collaboration with civil society - more information is highlighted in the WHO Civil Society Taskforce Progress Review released today.

Youth mobilization is being ramped up through the WHO 1+1 Youth Initiative to end TB and the Global Youth Declaration to End TB. Multisectoral accountability is being promoted in countries through our framework and we have finalized a new global strategy on TB research and innovation, that will be reviewed by the World Health Assembly.

Yet, the gains we have made are at risk - if there is any slackening of commitment and action, especially in times of crisis.

We are at a crossroads and we need to unite forces to take the path of success that will save lives and end suffering.

I was especially heartened today, to see the TB community coming together like never before. We all took our events to the virtual realm due to COVID-19 lockdowns. The WHO Online Talk Show held this afternoon, had a powerful line up of speakers that included, TB survivors and advocates, civil society, high level government representatives, heads of agencies, researchers and partners. As of this evening we have surpassed 10,000 views on YouTube. I also participated in townhalls organized by Stop TB Partnership. Our joint efforts have indeed ensured a continuing spotlight on those affected by TB, and clearly shows that no matter what the barrier, we can surpass it if we work together.

I am proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you all virtually – and recommit to champion End TB efforts till we reach the finish line.

It’s time to deliver on our promises and ensure no one is left behind.

It’s time to End TB!

Dr Tereza KasaevaDirectorGlobal TB ProgrammeWorld Health Organization

World TB Day Talk Show

In the backdrop of the global battle against COVID-19, WHO organized a special online talk show to mark World TB Day 2020. The talk show had a powerful line up of speakers from among TB survivors and advocates, civil society, high-level government representatives, heads of agencies, researchers and partners. The video was streamed live on WHO’s Youtube channel crossing over 10,000 views in a few hours. Watch the talk show video

Spotlight on TB Preventive Treatment

New WHO recommendations to prevent tuberculosis aim to save millions of lives

24 March 2020 News release

Geneva –  New World Health Organization (WHO) guidance will help countries accelerate efforts to stop people with tuberculosis (TB) infection becoming sick with TB by giving them preventive treatment. A quarter of the world‘s population is estimated to be infected with TB bacteria. These people are neither sick nor contagious. However, they are at greater risk of developing TB disease, especially those with weakened immunity. Offering them TB preventive treatment will not only protect them from becoming sick but also cut down on the risk of transmission in the community. Read more

The full package is available below and at our World TB Day Campaign Page

WHO Civil Society Taskforce on TB: Progress Review

The WHO Civil Society Taskforce provides a platform for meaningful engagement of civil society, building on the commitment of the Director-General, with emphasis on harnessing the untapped potential in engagement with civil society and affected communities al all levels. To mark World TB Day 2020, the Task Force has released a Progress Review highlighting key achievements since its formation in 2018.

Access link here

WHO eTB guidelines: A digital platform to promote adolopment of TB recommendations

WHO Global TB Programme / McMaster University

The WHO Global Tuberculosis (TB) Programme, in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada, is developing a smart platform to improve access to and use of all WHO recommendations on TB prevention and care. The WHO eTB guidelines platform will facilitate the adoption, adaptation and implementation (“adolopment”) by countries of recommendations across the continuum of care. This digital platform will provide a variety of users – TB programme managers, healthcare workers including nurses, researchers, patients and affected communities - with easy access to all essential information about WHO-s current policy guidance on TB.

The first set of recommendations on TB preventive treatment were released on this new platform on World TB Day.

WHO eTB guidelines platform

Infographic

TB and COVID-19

24 March 2020 News release

Geneva -  As the world comes together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to ensure that essential health services and operations are continued to protect the lives of people with TB and other diseases or health conditions. Health services, including national programmes to combat TB, need to be actively engaged in ensuring an effective and rapid response to COVID-19 while ensuring that TB services are maintained. Read more

Let's never forget: It's time to end TB

Ksenia Schenina

Ksenia Schenina

24 March 2020 Photo story

On World TB Day 2020, the theme - “Its time” - stresses the urgency to end the TB epidemic. TB survivor and advocate, Ksenia Schenina, talks about her struggle with the disease, the persistence of stigma and the role that remembrance can play in fighting it.   Through her TB memorial project, she aims to remember those who passed away from this terrible and ancient disease. “We do it to show what kind of people they were – what kind of things they liked, what kind of music they listened to and what their favorite movies were; if they liked fishing or dreamt of a flight to space,” she says. Read more

Commentary

To end TB, we must invest in research and innovation

24 March 2020 Commentary

If the world is to get anywhere near ending TB, a disease that killed more than 1.5 million people in 2018, something significant needs to change.

TB remains the world’s leading infectious killer and yet, in the last 50 years, only three new drugs and regimes have been developed to combat the disease. “What we need is more research and more tools in the pipeline; better diagnostics, more effective vaccines, and safer, shorter drug regimes,” explains Dr Tereza Kasaeva, Director of the World Health Organization Global Tuberculosis Programme. Read more

Emily: A Day in the Life of a TB Nurse

Maria Emily C. Ballesteros

Watch this story of Emily, a nurse managing the tuberculosis (TB) program of the City Health Office in Tuguegarao City. Her dream for Tuguegarao is to one day see zero TB cases and that no one dies from this infectious disease. Nurses and healthcare workers play a critical role in TB prevention and care. It’s time to invest in them to improve healthcare for all. We thank all the nurses, midwives and healthcare workers working to #EndTB! Watch the video

Updates and messages

New research tool supports scale-up of digital technologies to End TB

24 March 2020 TDR news item

National anti-tuberculosis efforts are increasingly involving digital technologies, such as mobile applications to support treatment adherence and electronic surveillance systems that enable real-time monitoring of a country’s TB situation. Read more

World TB Day 2020: It's Time for solidarity

24 March 2020 HIV/TB news item

At this unique time in history when the world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and STI Programmes stands in solidarity with governments and communities as they seek to maintain health services and continue to address the needs of patients suffering from HIV and tuberculosis (TB).  Read more

New, shorter treatment to prevent TB to be rolled out in five high TB burden countries

24 March 2020 news item

Three-month regimen expected to prevent TB in those at highest risk of developing the disease, including people living with HIV and children under the age of five Today, the Aurum Institute and its partners, as part of the IMPAACT4TB project, announced that five high-burden TB countries will roll out a new, shorter drug regimen (known as 3HP) to prevent TB. The announcement comes as countries around the world mark World TB Day, which takes place every year on March 24th. Countries that will initially provide the new regimen with funding from Unitaid, U.S. PEPFAR and the Global Fund include Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe. More than 120,000 patient courses of 3HP will be delivered by the project to 12 countries in 2020. An additional 1 million patient courses are expected to reach low- and middle-income countries by the end of the year, through the combined support of Unitaid, Global Fund, the Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility (GDF) and PEPFAR. Read more

WHO’s focus at all times is to ensure that all areas of the globe have the information they need to manage the health of their people. In a recent interview, the WHO official who headed the joint international mission to China, did not answer a question on Taiwan’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The question of Taiwanese membership in WHO is up to WHO Member States, not WHO staff. However, WHO is working closely with all health authorities who are facing the current coronavirus pandemic, including Taiwanese health experts

The Taiwanese caseload is low relative to population. We continue to follow developments closely. WHO is taking lessons learned from all areas, including Taiwanese health authorities, to share best practices globally.

With respect to the COVID-19 outbreak, the WHO Secretariat works with Taiwanese health experts and authorities, following established procedures, to facilitate a fast and effective response and ensure connection and information flow.

There is a Taiwanese International Health Regulations Point of Contact, who receives IHR (2005) communications and has access to the Event Information Site (EIS) Platform (a password-protected database and information exchange mechanism supporting the IHR (2005)). The Taiwanese Field Epidemiology Training Program is a member of the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (also known as “TEPHINET”). WHO shares Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network alerts and requests for assistance with TEPHINET, and those messages are cascaded to the TEPHINET members.Two Taiwanese public health experts participated in the Global Research and Innovation Forum organized by WHO on 11-12 February 2020, thus contributing, alongside other world scientists, including from mainland China, to critical research questions and to finding ways to work together to advance the response.

WHO staff work around the world to respond to this pandemic with the best evidence-based guidance and operational support available for all people, based on public health needs.  Membership in WHO and status issues are decided by Member States and the rules they set at WHO’s governing body, the World Health Assembly.

Information about COVID-19 can be found here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

"Fully agree with you President Donald Trump. Times like these bring friends closer. India shall do everything possible to help humanity's fight against COVID-19. We shall win this together," Modi tweeted while responding to Trump's message. Trump has described Modi as "terrific" for allowing the export of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to the US.

A coronavirus hotspot is an area in a district where six or more people have been tested positive of coronavirus infection.

Death toll due to COVID-19 touches 166; number of cases climb to 5,734: Health Ministry.

There was an increase of 540 new Covid-19 cases and 17 deaths in the last 24 hours in the country. The total number of coronavirus positive cases in the country rose to 5,734, according to latest update by the ministry of health and family welfare. Across the world, more than 1.5 million people have been infected with the virus and over 88,000 people have lost their lives.

“I want to thank Prime Minister Modi of India for allowing us to have what we requested for the problem arose and he was terrific. We will remember it,” Trump told reporters at his daily White House news conference on coronavirus.

Giuseppe Conte tells the BBC EU leaders need to rise to the challenge of the pandemic.

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The spread of coronavirus has shut down entertainment venues but for these dancers the show must go on.

Disney's new video streaming service almost doubles its subscription base during coronavirus lockdowns.

Linda Tripp, who disclosed Bill Clinton's White House affair with Monica Lewinsky dies, aged 70.

UN research warns the coronavirus pandemic could put a further 8% of world's population in poverty.

EU finance ministers suspend talks on a recovery fund after 16 hours, amid deep divisions.

The chemical weapons watchdog says Sarin and chlorine were used to attack Latamina in March 2017.

After 16 hours, EU finance ministers still could not reach a deal on how to react to coronavirus.

In some parts of the country, lives have changed unrecognisably, while elsewhere people say life is largely unchanged.

The cruise line industry faces a long journey back from the coronavirus pandemic.

Security forces in several states have allegedly abused their powers during the Covid-19 crisis.

Was 1984 more influential than 1982? Streaming statistics from the BPI suggest it might have been.

Researchers at two leading universities take different approaches to creating cough-analysing tools.

As Wuhan lifts its severe lockdown, there is anger, relief and even defiance from some residents.

With worshippers banned from congregating, pastors are adapting to coronavirus restrictions.

A month into Italy's strict lockdown, some people are so short of money they can no longer afford food.

As the Chinese city lifts its quarantine, residents share lessons learnt from the outbreak.

Photographer Dan Giannopoulos on the discarded disposable gloves he has been finding on his daily walk.

Football and life, continue (almost) as normal in Belarus, but anxiety about coronavirus is growing.

A truce has broken out in the notorious, gang-infested townships around South Africa's Cape Town.

The pair discovered the faulty machines at a hospital in Nigeria and taught themselves to fix them.

Campaign for Countering Digital Hate says social networks are "missing a trick" combating the issue.

Samsung will donate 2,000 smartphones, while Facebook is offering its video-calling screen Portal.

Disney's new video streaming service almost doubles its subscription base during coronavirus lockdowns.

Researchers at two leading universities take different approaches to creating cough-analysing tools.

Non-essential workers will be placed on furlough without pay and executives will take a 30% pay cut.

Jack Dorsey said he would give 28% of his wealth towards efforts to "disarm" the pandemic.

The new service claims to be a "private space" for couples but has the same data privacy policy as Facebook.

Order follows revelations that some Zoom traffic was "mistakenly" routed through China.

Videos will now be deleted if they falsely link coronavirus to 5G mobile networks.

BBC Click's Chris Fox looks at how you can use technology to keep a social life while stuck at home.

Increased competition and privacy risks are some of the challenges facing workers making the switch.

A security concern with the Pixel 4 Face Unlock feature is patched, five months after launch.

As Russian cities go into lockdown to try to contain coronavirus, Moscow uses the latest technology to keep track of residents.

BBC Click's Omar Mehtab looks at the best of the week's technology stories.

The Hastings Contemporary is offering virtual tours during the coronavirus lockdown.

China is using its high tech system to tackle the outbreak, but is the state interference justified?

From taking temperatures remotely to helping with hand washing, robots are helping with healthcare.

This guide will show you how to make and receive video calls on a variety of devices.

The men who made Toy Story and Finding Nemo possible speak to the BBC about their Turing Award win.

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame says drones will become important for his nation, but can they really deliver?

Parents are urged to consider their children's mental health as they are kept indoors.

Security experts back owner's assertion that chat app is not hacking other products.

How to avoid some of the pitfalls of teleconferencing and how it is changing the way we meet and do business.

The government is set to borrow billions of pounds from its emergency Bank of England overdraft.

Coronavirus-related travel restrictions have left a labour shortage as the picking season starts.

Holidaymakers say they are struggling to get refunds on cancelled holidays due to the lockdown.

UN research warns the coronavirus pandemic could put a further 8% of world's population in poverty.

Disney's new video streaming service almost doubles its subscription base during coronavirus lockdowns.

Rishi Sunak unveils a £750m package to keep charities afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

Samsung will donate 2,000 smartphones, while Facebook is offering its video-calling screen Portal.

Campaign for Countering Digital Hate says social networks are "missing a trick" combating the issue.

Think tank says they are more likely to be in affected industries, and spend more income on housing.

McDonald's has closed stores in the UK due to the coronavirus, but most US outlets remain open.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) predicts a contraction of between 13% and 32% this year.

Solicitors see a "massive rise" in demand but the need for two witnesses creates practical difficulties.

The supermarket says there is "simply not enough capacity" to supply everyone with online shopping.

Insurers have followed regulatory advice to scrap dividends during the coronavirus crisis

New analysis underlines a surge in demand for the government's Job Retention Scheme.

Non-essential workers will be placed on furlough without pay and executives will take a 30% pay cut.

The boss of DW Fitness First, Martin Long, says he's worried about paying his monthly wage bill

With growing numbers of people being furloughed, how is this affecting them and their employers?

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame says drones will become important for his nation, but can they really deliver?

With the UK economy in crisis, many sectors are still demanding further help from the government.

Wholesalers are opening their doors to members of the public keen to buy supplies in bulk.

Professional explorer Mike Horn reflects upon his daredevil career so far.

How an African-American orphan and single mother founded a business empire - 114 years ago.

As part of a BBC blog series, Jen Smith talks us through one week as pandemic restrictions ease in Shenzhen.

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Amid prent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from your city.

An 80-year-old woman who had tested positive for Covid-19 died in Gadag on Thursday morning. She is Karnataka’s sixth Covid-19 fatality and Gadag district’s first.

(This story originally appeared in BangaloreMirror on April 9, 2020)

Five persons running paying guest (PG) accommodations in and around Marathahalli have approached police accusing their building owners of forcing them to pay rent.

Elisha Nochomovitz, the Frenchman who ran a marathon (42km) within the seven-metre balcony of his apartment in Toulouse (France), made global headlines on March 20 by dedicating his feat to healthcare professionals fighting the coronavirus.

Nagamma N is a familiar sight on the roads of Concord Layout, Krishna Garden, Channasandra and Mylasandra in RR Nagar, despite the lockdown in place and regardless of the threat of the Covid-19 virus.

A 29-year-old homemaker was found hanging from the ceiling of her house in Chemasandra village near KR Puram on Monday evening. The deceased is Priyanka G from Khammam district in Telangana. Her husband was arrested on Tuesday after her parents accused him of harassment for dowry.

After the downpour plunged several city areas into darkness on Monday night, frequent power cuts were reported again on Tuesday and Wednesday. Bescom officials, however, said they were due to emergency works such as clearing fallen trees, tree-trimming and transformer repairs caused by the rain.

Seconds after receiving a call on the police control room number, a young constable was dumbfounded by the caller’s unusual request: “Sir, we are running out of bananas. Can you please send your Hoysala patrol squad to fetch us a few?”

An 80-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with coronavirus after developing severe respiratory problems died of cardiac arrest in Gadag district early on Thursday, taking the toll in Karnataka to six, district officials said. According to a senior official in that district, the patient was admitted to a designated hospital a few days ago with severe respiratory problems.

Chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday expressed regret over the death of 29-year-old Gangamma, a construction labourer, in Ballari on her way home to Raichur - having covered some 300km on foot from Bengaluru.

Cashing in on the huge demand for liquor — just about any kind — dozens of illegal home distilleries, located mostly in rural areas of the state, are producing country-made liquor which guarantees a bigger high than any other form of alcohol.

Social distancing went for a toss in Nandini Layout, northwest Bengaluru, on Wednesday as nearly 1,000 people formed 1-km-long queue outside the local BBMP office to collect free milk. Laggere ward corporator Manjula Narayanaswamy organised the distribution booth, giving away 500ml packets.

More than 70% of surgeries in Bengaluru hospitals have been deferred owing to Covid-19 outbreak and the consequent lockdown, say doctors. The deferred surgeries are non-emergency but necessary in nature and include cancer, gallbladder and uterine procedures.

Daily-wage earners, particularly migrant workers, are finding it hard to stay in touch with their families as mobile recharge shops, like most businesses, are shut following the coronavirus-linked lockdown.

the Centre, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said on Wednesday.

B Ravi, a loco-pilot in the Bengaluru division of South Western Railway is feeding around 120 people in the city every day.

A 65-year-old man from Kalaburagi who died on April 7 found to be infected with Covid-19. This is the fifth coronavirus death in Karnataka and second in Kalaburagi.

With videos of men licking and wiping their noses with a bunch of currency notes to deliberately spread coronavirus going viral, scared villagers in Mandya are washing their currency notes in soap water.

Pledging support to the union government's lockdown strategy, the ruling AIADMK on Wednesday reiterated its demand to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction 3,000crore to strengthen health infrastructure and to purchase essential equipment and medicines. At an all-party video conferencing convened by Modi, the AIADMK sought a special grant of 9,000 crore to revive economic growth, besides specific relief measures to various sectors. The party requested the Centre to facilitate an uninterrupted supply of essential commodities like groceries from northern states to Tamil Nadu.

The high levels of humidity are making morning visits to the grocer shop, walks for some fresh air or even simply staying indoors difficult in the city. Though the present weather is normal for April, weathermen said there is some relief in sight as it is likely to rain in the next two days.

"In the opinion of this court, the fund allotment (to Tamil Nadu) is not adequate, whereas states which have got lesser number of virus infected patients have been allotted more fund.

Three religious preachers from Bangladesh, who carried out religious activities illegally in the city despite the lockdown, have been arrested at Periyamet, police said. Despite restrictions, they visited a few houses and conducted activities where people gathered in groups.

When Sumitra Balaram wanted a pen drive delivered to her colleague in Velachery, all she had to do open her food delivery app. For Swiggy now not only delivers food but also picks up groceries from any store you want and picks up and drops off things for you.

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Four patients, including one hailing from Delhi, who were admitted to Villupuram Government General Hospital and tested positive for Covid-19 infection, were declared negative by mistake by the hospital staff and discharged on Tuesday morning. The hospital authorities realized the error by afternoon and sought the help of the Villipuram police to trace them. Police managed to trace three of the patients as they hailed from the district but could not trace one patient from Delhi. State health officials, however, denied any such incident.

To meet the grocery needs of city residents hit by the lockdown, Chennai Corporation will roll out 7,000 mobile grocery units across the city from Thursday.

Six young men from a city company have developed the prototype of a remote-controlled digital ventilator in four days during the lockdown, the firm's co-founder has said.

Civic officials have identified 695 people with flulike symptoms such as cough and fever after a field survey of 37.11 lakh households (this figure includes multiple visits to several homes) across the city as part of the Covid-19 containment plan. Of them, 291 have been ruled out as positive cases. The other 404 will be monitored by civic body doctors and if symptoms persist will be shifted to hospitals.

Young mothers too face a number of challenges on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, says lactation consultant Dr Jayashree Jayakrishnan. “New mothers, who gave birth during the Covid-19 pandemic, can feel unprepared and tend to lack confidence to care for their newborn, be it bathing, holding or even feeding the child.”

Amid prent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from Chennai.

Amid prent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from Hyderabad.

Store manager and two security guards of a supermarket were taken into custody by the Rachakonda police after they denied entry to two men from the northeast in the Vanasthalipuram outlet on April 8.

In the interest of public health and safety, especially bearing in mind the spread of Covid-19, the state government on Wednesday promulgated the ban on spitting pan, any form of chewable tobacco or non-tobacco products and sputum in public places, institutions and streets once again.

With the coronavirus positive cases crossing 400 in the state, the Telangana government has identified 13 state-run hospitals and 5,100 beds to be used for isolation wards and treatment of coronavirus.

The city has been generating 1,500 metric tonne (MT) less garbage per day (normal 6,000 MT ) during the ongoing lockdown. However, water consumption has gone up a bit.

The Telangana municipal administration and urban development (MA&UD) department on Wednesday issued additional guidelines on safe management of bodies of suspected and confirmed coronavirus cases.

The blood samples of over 200 people have tested negative for coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh overnight as the total cases remained at 348, a health department bulletin said on Thursday.

Even as the national lockdown is winding down, authorities in Hyderabad have identified as many as 12 Covid-19 hotspots in the city based on the number of positive cases they have reported. Senior officials of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) told TOI that stringent restrictions on the movement of people have been imposed as 89 cases were reported from there.

Authorities in Telangana on Wednesday said they are gearing up for a long battle to contain the surge of coronavirus cases by procuring more equipment and protection for its health workers, even as 49 more Covid-19 cases were reported in the state. As the overall count of coronavirus cases went up to 453 in the state,

At a time when Telangana was staring down the barrel amidst the lockdown and dwindling revenues, the Centre released Rs 269 crore towards the state’s share of GST compensation. Senior officials heaved a sigh of relief as the grant could not have come at a worse time when the state is battling the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Telangana high court on Wednesday made it clear it will not do anything to demoralise police, who are struggling to enforce the lockdown for the larger good of society, but advised authorities to ensure that the men in khaki must enquire into the reasons why people are out on the roads.

The 21-day lockdown announced by the Centre last month to check the spread of coronavirus has triggered a reverse exodus of sorts to rural areas. Many, who still have homes and ancestral property in the countryside, have packed their bags and left their homes in the city — albeit temporarily — in a bid to stay safe from the virus. And the trend was visible in districts close to Hyderabad like Rangareddy, Nalgonda and Medak.

As people wait with bated breath, indications are that the lockdown could be extended for a longer duration in Telangana. Dropping enough hints in this regard, municipal administration minister KT Rama Rao on Tuesday said lockdown is the only way to contain the spread of coronavirus and reiterated that chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is ready to extend it to combat the virus.

A ‘corona car’ has been designed by Kanyaboyina Sudhakar of Sudha Cars Museum in Bahadurpura for spreading awareness about the pandemic.“The spread of Covid-19 has to be contained. I have designed the car in the shape of the virus which is depicted popularly so that awareness can be spread on social distancing by the public,” Sudhakar told TOI on Tuesday.

Taking a cue from TikTok videos proffering cure for coronavirus, 10 persons in Chittoor district fell ill after drinking a home-made remedy. According to Byreddipalle SI Muni Swamy, two families who are neighbours in Alapalli village, were alarmed over the spread of coronavirus.

At a time when uncertainty looms over withdrawal of the lockdown, several schools across the city are planning to advance the summer vacation

upply of personal protection equipment (PPE), which has been erratic ever since the corona outbreak, has become smooth across hospitals, much to the relief of healthworkers who had been struggling to manage with inadequate stock.

A 38-year-old man was severely injured after being shot at from a close range outside his home at Nimta on the northern fringes of the city. Cops said the man, Tanmay Das, a resident of Dum Dum Cantonment

Several prominent medicine brands are missing from stores though their alternatives and generic equivalents are available, say retailers and wholesellers. Consumers are often insisting on their prescribed medicines rather than settling for a substitute, which, according to doctors is unnecessary. It is creating an impression of a crisis which is not the case, they pointed out.

The Kamrup (Metro) district administration on Wednesday sealed a hotel in the city and quarantined its employees after a woman from Tripura, who tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, revealed in her travel history that she had stayed there before returning home last month.

Gopi Krishna Agarwal, a 51-year-old with a history of diabetes and hypertension who survived Covid-19 and returned to his Salt Lake’s AD block home after a week in hospital, said he had never felt depressed or lonely during his treatment in isolation.

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to meet representatives of industry bodies, the hotel and hospitality industry, the tourism sector and MSMEs on Thursday to take their feedback after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hinted at an extension of the lockdown beyond April 14.

Three Covid-19 suspects from different parts of Salt Lake are undergoing treatment in hospitals and hundreds have been kept in isolation, but that is still not proving to be a deterrent for some people to go out without any emergency.

Reports of two pavement dwellers — one from Metiabruz and the other from Bowbazar — contracting novel coronavirus have prompted Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Kolkata Police to take a closer look at shelters housing more than 10,000 vagrants and homeless across the city.

Alcohol-based hand sanitisers, produced under the state government’s watch, are likely to be made available in the city’s retail pharmaceutical outlets by end of this week. Hand sanitisers, which are being sold at a premium by a section of pharma retail outlets in the city, is likely to be priced much below the cap set by the Union health ministry.

Last Sunday, when Shankar Haldar attempted to open his tea shop after assurance from local ‘dadas’ that there would be no trouble, local police arrived and promptly arrested him. In north Kolkata’s Chitpur, Rajbir Shaw had decided to walk down to the pan shop on Chitpur Road after locals said there was an interesting adda taking place on coronavirus there. Half an hour later, he and others, who were hanging out, landed in the police station.

The West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, popularly known as Belgachhia veterinary hospital and university, resumed services from Monday.

Those who had booked apartments and were hoping to move in after the lockdown ends, be prepared for a long wait and pray the builder does not go bankrupt. Leading developers say the lockdown will lead to projects being delayed by a year.

Unlike some states, the Bengal government is not in favour of extending the lockdown beyond April 15 across the state and has instead identified seven hotspots that may be put under quarantine in the post-lockdown days to contain the novel coronavirus from spreading.

Swab samples of 30 healthcare providers attached with NRS Medical College and Hospital have tested negative to Covid-19, much to the relief of the hospital authority and the state health department. Currently, 79 healthcare workers are under isolation at the government’s quarantine centre at New Town. More samples are being sent for confirmatory tests.

The state government is going to procure 3 million hydroxychloroquine tablets and has already placed orders for it, a senior Nabanna official said on Monday. “We are expecting the supply in phases before the lockdown period is over,” the official said.

How does Kolkata come in aid of senior citizens living in isolation during lockdown? That’s the logline of the short film titled ‘Jhhar Themey Jabe Ekdin’ conceived by Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and will be directed by Arindam Sil. This is perhaps the first time that any chief minister of India has come up with the concept for a film to create awareness about Covid-19.

Creating awareness among those at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 on how to handle the situations they face daily is key to curbing spread of the disease. Keeping this in mind, the health department has given training to close to 9 lakh people, including doctors, nurses, other health staff, ambulance drivers, attenders, bank officers, police, volunteers, students, Kudumbashree and Asha workers.

Raising doubts over the purpose of the state government's 'salary challenge' in the wake of the Covid-19 situation, the opposition Congress party on Tuesday said that it would oppose the compulsory deduction of a month's salary of government employees and teachers.

For the first time in the state to prevent illegal alcohol making and sale, Thrissur excise department officials began a search titled operation “Eagle Hunt” with the help of drone cameras.

With a vaccine for Covid-19 still a long way off, experts in India and US will now test if blood from coronavirus patients who have recovered could hold the key to treating the sick. The convalescent plasma therapy includes giving patients plasma from those who have developed antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19) through transfusions.

The 17-member expert committee appointed by the state government has recommended a threephased lifting of the lockdown from April 14 but with the preconditions to qualify for Phase 1 so strict, and the relaxations themselves so nominal, that it would mean the lockdown will in effect continue after April 14, which is consistent with the approach of the Centre and several other states.

He is the recipient of Kerala state’s best actor award. A few months ago, he had received best actor award at Singapore South Asian International Film fest. But, that does not keep actor Indrans away from the profession where it all started. Known for his down-to-earth personality, Indrans donned a tailor’s role again to demonstrate production of cloth masks. This time, it is not on reel, but for real.

Those bushy and unkempt eyebrows cause every woman to cringe in front of the mirror. We have a few simple steps you can follow to help you keep those bushy eyebrows in check even at home.

Orange juices, croissants and breads might look very attractive in breakfast pictures, but are they actually healthy to be eaten as first things in the morning? Citrus fruits contain fruit acids and might cause heartburn and acidity. Similarly, breads containing yeast can affect the lining of the stomach, which can further cause gastric problems. Here are a few foods which provide maximum benefit when eaten on an empty stomach:

Are you single and waiting for love? Here is how you can find out what is keeping you away from falling in love, as per your zodiac signs.

In today’s time when COVID-19 is spreading all the across the world like wildfire, practicing social distancing is the best precaution possible to keep yourself safe. While adults can easily do it, small kids might find it confusing and irritating at the same time.

Surprisingly, there isn’t just one but 3 sun signs which share these attributes of intelligence. So, is your zodiac sign on the list? Let’s find out.

This woman is a goddess.

Watermelons and mangoes have arrived and so have the new make-up trends.

Wearing a mask is definitely a good measure to protect yourself, however, it's vital to ensure that you wear it the right way. Here are some of the top mistakes you should avoid

While there are several workout regimes and ample of diets out there which guarantee you weight loss, this weight loss trick requires you to do nothing. All you need to do is record what you eat during the day. Yes, you read that right, tracking every single thing you eat during the day could actually help you shed weight.

These are challenging times. But the Coronavirus lockdown has taught us to learn new ways, work around hurdles and emerge a winner. So for the lovestruck couples, going virtual is the smart way to date their loved one, isn't it? Here are a few tips to perfect the art of digital dating.

Almost 5% of all young children toe walk at some time. However, by age 5 and half. they outgrow this habit.

Getting bored in quarantine? Check out Kareena's stylish antics.

With the number of COVID-19 cases crossing the 4,000 mark in India, the government is trying its level best to contain the disease. In such a situation, the importance of taking precautions too has increased many folds.

He's funny, but brooding at the same time, young man with salt and pepper hair - so many contrasts to one man and the same can be said about his unique dressing sense that's classy and eccentric.

To celebrate William Wordsworth's 250th birth anniversary today, here are 10 of his most famous poems that you should read.

Here are three basic beauty steps to follow for a naturally glowing youthful skin, which are easy and affordable:

Would you prefer an ideal yet unromantic love affair or a flawed yet passionate relationship? If you’re a pragmatist and have made peace with your imperfections then you’re sure to choose the latter. In that case, here are 5 dating tips every realist romantic should definitely follow.

Tiger, elephant, helicopter and dolphin might seem like terms which have no relation to parenting. In today’s time different styles of parenting are divided into different sections and are given rather funky names. Have a look at the below given styles of parenting and find out which one defines you the best, as a parent:

The JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for Physics, Chemistry, Maths subjects is very important for the students to prepare and plan for the examination.

University Registrar N.K. Shukla said, "Following the directives of the UGC, we have set up a helpline for students facing mental health problems."

Earlier this week, the University Grants Commission (UGC) directed all universities and colleges to set up mental health helplines to address students' concerns during the health crisis.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) has announced cancellation of its diploma programme and career-related programme exams for classes XI and XII.The exams were scheduled from April 30 to May 22.

The online classes, which have been started for Class XII government school students amid the Covid-19 lockdown, are offering both sides a novel experience.

Many students said that "poor net connectivity, particularly in rural and hill areas, is a hindrance in the interaction process."

Final exams across public universities in the state will, most likely, be held only after May 15.

Chancellor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari on Tuesday said summer examinations, which were indefinitely deferred due to coronavirus outbreak, should be held in May and June if lockdown is lifted.

The COVID-19 spread has forced the UN body to postpone its flagship annual climate change conference which was scheduled to be held at Glasgow in United Kingdom (UK) in November. This crucial meet will now be held in 2021 -- the first year of the operationalisation of the the Paris Agreement.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered “very widespread” damage after rising sea temperatures caused the third mass coral bleaching events in five years. Its northern reaches suffered an unprecedented two successive years of severe bleaching in 2016 and 2017. Some previously untouched areas had now suffered "moderate or severe bleaching".

As the coronavirus infects more people around the world, Congo’s Virunga National Park, home to about a third of the world’s mountain gorillas, is barring visitors until June 1, citing “advice from scientific experts indicating that primates, including mountain gorillas, are likely susceptible to complications arising from the Covid-19 virus”.

Mumbai is set to get the highest grant of Rs 488 crore from the Centre’s Rs 4,400 crore fund which is earmarked exclusively for cities with more than one million population in states to improve air quality during 2020-21. Delhi may miss this assistance despite figuring among the most polluted cities in the country as the fund would only be meant for ‘million plus’ population cities in states.

Extreme heat events such as those observed in Western Europe in 2003 and in Russia in 2010, which led to the death of nearly 1,000 people and multiple crop failures, are becoming more common in India, according to a study.

"Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. I want to work alongside others, both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change,' said Bezos who is worth $130 billion.

The latest victims of climate change could be Oreos, as drenched fields across the US make the wheat that’s a key ingredient a scarcer commodity. Winter-wheat plantings fell to their lowest levels in more than a century as the grain got harder to seed. Especially the soft red winter wheat, with sowings slumping 25%, a variety that forms the base for biscuits.

Amid growing threats to a number of bird species in the country, the Union environment ministry has come out with a 10-year comprehensive plan for conservation of birds and their habitats in India through multiple measures including curbing illegal trade of birds and constant surveillance of avian disease to prevent a situation like what Rajasthan had recently witnessed in terms of deaths of thousands of birds at Sambhar Lake.

Platypuses were once considered widespread across the eastern Australian mainland and Tasmania. Australia’s devastating drought, and other effects of climate change are pushing the mammal towards towards extinction., say researchers.

The annual river ice cover will decline by about six days for every one degree Celsius increase in global temperatures, posing economic and environmental consequences, according to a study. The research, published in the journal Nature, is the first to look at the future of river ice on a global scale.

Australia's most populous state of New South Wales declared a seven-day state of emergency Thursday as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfires. Around 2,000 firefighters were battling the blazes, half of which remain uncontrolled, with the support of U.S. and Canadian backup teams and personnel from the Australian Defence Force.

The iPhone 7 Plus 32GB, 128GB and 256GB will cost Rs 72,000, Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000 respectively

Apple has announced biggest-ever price drop for its smartphones in India. Under the new pricing, iPhone 6S (128GB), carying an MRP of Rs 82,000, will now be available at an MRP of Rs 60,000. iPhone 6s Plus (128GB) will now be available at an MRP of Rs 70,000, the smartphone too has received a price cut of Rs 22,000. Apple's 4-inch smartphone iPhone SE, too has got a price cut. The 64GB version of iPhone SE will now be available at Rs 44,000.

A public interest litigation in the Delhi High Court (HC) challenges the change in WhatsApp's privacy policy.

iOS 10 reached 14.45% of eligible devices in the first 24 hours of its release. In comparison, iOS 9 was on 12.60% of eligible device within 24 hours of it being released for all users.

Fitness tracking wearables maker Fitbit recently launched its Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness trackers in India. While the Flex 2 is priced at Rs 9,499, the more expensive Charge 2 bears a price tag of Rs 14,999. The new Fitbit Charge 2 has a heart-rate monitor, a feature previously limited to the 'HR' edition of the Charge only. It comes with a touch-sensitive OLED display, as well as a 3-axis accelerometer, an altimeter and a vibration motor. Fitbit Charge 2 syncs with its companion smartphone app over Bluetooth.

All those Apple fans out there in India waiting desperately to lay there hands on the next iPhones -- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus -- can now pre-order the new smartphones.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is a man of few words. In an interview to Washington Post, the usually reticent CEO of one of the world's most valuable company talked about a number of things including the 'enormous India opportunity', Steve Jobs, mistakes made during his tenure so far and much more.

​Reliance Communications and Aircel will hold 50% stake each in the new combined entity, which will be listed later. Both companies will also transfer debt of Rs 14,000 crore each. As for the net worth of the new company, it’ll be around Rs 35,000 crore.​

Although a significant increase, Android Marshmallow still lies below Android Lollipop, and Kitkat on the list. As per the latest distribution numbers, Android Lollipop 5.0 and v5.1 together run on 35% Android devices, followed by Android Kitkat 4.4 with a 27.7% share.

To download watchOS 3, users are recommended to install the latest iOS version and keep the Apple Watch’s minimum charge of up to 50%.

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp today opposed in Delhi High Court a plea alleging that privacy of its users has been threatened by a new privacy policy announced by Facebook, saying regulations were in place and the latter does not have access to any data as it provides end-to-end encryption.

The feature lets users browse through groups divided into 25 categories such as parenting, sports, food, buy & sell and more. Each topic page highlights the top suggested groups, based on popularity and group members that users might already know.

Lenovo-owned Motorola is all set to launch its latest budget smartphone – Moto E3 Power, in India. The company has confirmed on its social channels that it will be launching the Moto E3 Power at an event scheduled for September 19. The smartphone will be available exclusively on Flipakrt.

Financial technology startup Finomena lets you buy high-end products and devices through EMIs without a credit score.

Apple's latest mobile operating system -- iOS 10 -- is rolling our to users globally starting today.

Telecom operator Reliance Communications today posted 5.8% rise in consolidated net profit to Rs 54 crore for the three-month period ended June 30.

Several user reports and news websites mentioned that after the installation process the handset showed an error prompting users to plug it to iTunes on a PC. On connecting, another error cropped up which read, “There is a problem with the iPhone 'iPhone' that requires it to be updated or restored.”

Apple has announced that it will be adding the ability to capture RAW images to iPhones, starting with iOS 10. While the stock iOS camera app doesn’t have the functionality to capture RAW images, iPhone users can use Adobe’s Lightroom app for the same.

Videocon Mobiles has launched its latest 4G smartphone, Cube 3 (V50JL) in India. Priced at Rs 8,490, the smartphone will available across all retail stores.

9 pm, 9 minute: PM Modi leads country to express its resolve in fight against coronavirus

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2020 Hyundai Verna facelift: The mid-size sedan looks more premium than ever

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650: The 650 Twins have some amazing colour options

BS6 Mahindra Bolero: The updated SUV is powerful, stylish and safe

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From 1720 to 2020: How pandemics have threatened humanity every 100 years

Bachchans to Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor: Celebs clap hands, bang thalis to celebrate Janata Curfew

Delhi left deserted as coronavirus scare tightens grip | In Pictures

Sanya Malhotra in lace top and denims aces breezy summer chic look on day out. All pics

Coronavirus: Sara Ali Khan adds face mask to comfy and casual airport look

Sunny Leone rocks casual T-shirt with pants on day out with kids. See pics

Tara Sutaria in crop top and baggy pants does summer fashion right on day out. See pics

Rakul Preet in kurti and jeans is simply pretty on day out in Mumbai. See pics

Nushrat Bharucha pairs smart sling bag with crop top and pants on day out. See pics

Coronavirus: Shruti Haasan adds face mask to denim-on-denim airport look

2020 Hyundai Creta: The SUV looks fabulous in new avatar

Sunny Leone in basic top and pyjamas nails comfy look on day out with kids. See pics

Sara Ali Khan gives a vibrant twist to athleisure at airport. See pics

Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora walk hand-in-hand at friend's bash in Mumbai. See pics

Janhvi Kapoor is summer ready in pastel ganji and mini shorts at gym. See pics

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif spotted post dinner with producer Aarti Shetty. See pics

Malaika Arora in sports bra and yoga pants makes fitness fashion look sexy. All pics

Kajol in blue dress makes a bold statement with red lipstick at Devi success party. See pics

Total Covid-19 cases in India cross 5,700

Ground Report: Mumbai worst-hit by coronavirus in Maharashtra

Coronavirus hotspots in UP, Delhi sealed; Positive cases in India cross 5,700; more

Covid-19 hotspots in Delhi sealed

93 coronavirus cases linked to Tablighi Jamaat reported in 24 hours in Delhi

Image of the day: Kathak to cope up with Covid-19

So Sorry: Khullam khulla nahi karenge, social distancing maintain karenge

Indian pharma companies to boost production of hydroxychloroquine

UP govt to seal 15 districts to check the spread of coronavirus

Almost half of global coronavirus cases are from US, Italy and Spain

Tablighi Jamaat leader Maulana Saad traced to Delhi's Zakir Nagar area

Area near Matoshree declared containment zone after tea seller tests positive for Covid-19

Covid-19: Government cracks down on fake news on social media

PM Modi speaks to Oppositon leaders, Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown, more

Is hiding Jamaat cases about vote bank: BJP asks Mamata on Bengal coronavirus numbers

They seem very China-centric: Donald Trump threatens withholding funds from WHO

2 new positive cases in Mumbai's Dharavi, over 1,000 people infected in Maharashtra

Coronavirus: Maharashtra worst affected state, 2 new case from Dharavi, more

Delhi: 51 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths reported in last 24-hour 

Lockdown should be lifted in phases: Sachin Pilot

Image of the day: Kolkata's Corona 'Sandesh'

How Bhilwara model contained Covid-19 in the textile town? Rajasthan CM Gehlot explains

State govts want Centre to extend lockdown: Sources

1 lakh random rapid Covid-19 tests to be conducted in Delhi's hotspot areas: Kejriwal

Covid-19: Markaz cases rise in India

Q & A: Streamlining her act

Far more than funny

Only an interval

Exporting the Padmasana

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He Did It | Cinema

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Man on a mission

Pour on the charcoal

We’re not APU anymore

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Swindled by swindon

An exile without end

After the interval

Becoming the first Mrs Gandhi

Cox is king

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NASA scientists have mapped the global wind circulation patterns in the upper atmosphere of Mars- 120 to 300 kilometers above the Red Planet's surface. The researchers reprogrammed probes aboard NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft to collect wind measurements on the Red Planet.

A payload on board Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter, circling the Moon’s orbit at 100km, has measured solar flares between September 30 and October 1, which will help scientists better understand various processes on the Sun. Currently, the solar cycle is heading towards minima and the Sun has been extremely quiet for the past few months. Therefore, XSM could observe a series of small flares.

Many drugs, especially those made of proteins, cannot be taken orally because they are broken down in the gastrointestinal tract before they can take effect. The researchers at MIT and Novo Nordisk, have designed a new drug capsule that can carry insulin or other protein drugs and protect them from the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal tract.

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover has found the highest amounts of clay minerals ever found during its mission on the red planet, the US space agency said. It is likely that the rocks in the area formed as layers of mud in ancient lakes. Other than proof that there was a significant amount of water once in Gale Crater, what these findings mean is still up for debate.

Strength training over a short time period may be a fast and effective strategy for reducing the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people, a study has found.

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US found that depression scores were 26 per cent lower for walnut consumers and eight per cent lower for consumers of other nuts, compared to those who did not eat nuts at all. Walnut consumption was more closely associated with higher energy levels and better concentration, compared to other nuts, a study said.

The repeating FRB was one of a total of 13 bursts detected over a period of just three weeks during the summer of 2018. Additional bursts from the repeating FRB were detected in following weeks. Of more than 60 FRBs observed to date, repeating bursts from a single source had been found only once before. Scientists have now detected the second repeating FRB ever recorded.

Mars is a planet of two halves. In places, the northern hemisphere of the planet sits a full few kilometres lower than the southern; this clear topographic split is known as the martian dichotomy, and is an especially distinctive feature on the Red Planet's surface.

According to researchers from University at Buffalo in the US, 3D-printers leave unique 'fingerprints' on its products, which can be identified by their "PrinTracker". Like a common inkjet printer, 3D printers move back-and-forth while "printing" an object.

Xin Haibo, senior engineer with the Beijing Institute of Gardening Science and a member of the research team, said establishing the plant's genetic mechanism is valuable for breeding and editing the genomes of other co-ordinal plants.

The causative agent of tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a highly successful pathogen which can survive and grow in humans for decades. Researchers have identified a novel regulatory mechanism, which when deactivated, results in the death of tuberculosis pathogen, an advance that could pave the way for new drugs to prevent the disease.

Enamel, located on the outer part of our teeth, is the hardest tissue in the body and enables our teeth to function for a large part of our lifetime despite biting forces, exposure to acidic foods and drinks and extreme temperatures.

Over the years, several theories have been proposed to explain the reduction in the amount of blood the heart can pump; this was even of interest to the scientists involved in the first summit of Mount Everest in the 1950's.

The discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota in the US, could be used to improve sensors, devices in the computer memory and logic industry, or other devices using magnetic materials.

Researchers at the University of South Florida in the US found that the compound could slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process associated with Alzheimer's.

Scientists are developing 'happy space suits' that can monitor symptoms of depression in astronauts, and provide real time feedback to improve the atmosphere of the spacecraft as well as boost the occupants' mood.

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(TrendHunter.com) EYEFUNNY created a selection of necklaces that celebrate the work of designer Hajime Sorayama as an extension of the new exhibition at the 2G NANZUKA Studio. The jewelry highlights the hands of the...

(TrendHunter.com) Luxury fashion house Balenciaga introduces its latest selection of jewelry with the arrival of its BB Necklace silhouette in two colorways. The tonal options include either a shiny silver coating of...

(TrendHunter.com) The Oura TemPredict study has been announced by the wearable technology brand to help with the continued fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and offer a new kind of tool to keep healthcare workers...

(TrendHunter.com) The Tatty Devine Poppy Statement Necklace is a bold jewelry piece that draws its inspiration from art history. The piece is inspired by Gustav Klimt's painting Poppy Field and is adorned with...

(TrendHunter.com) During Paris Couture Week Spring/Summer 2020, Swarovski Created Diamonds were unveiled in 16 new colorways. The lab-created diamonds explore color concepts and are divided into four categories based...

(TrendHunter.com) Streetwear imprint 1017 ALYX 9SM introduces another jewelry design to add to its roster for the season in the form of the Silver Tone Cubix chain necklace. The brand takes on a utility design...

(TrendHunter.com) Matthew M. Williams follows up his collaborative work alongside Audemar Piguet with the latest design alongside streetwear brand 1017 ALYX 9SM—the ‘Royal Oak' bracelet boasts a...

(TrendHunter.com) Walter Van Beirendonck, designer at Antwerp is often recognized for his beautiful work that honors DIY culture and his latest Love Watch Bracelet lives up to that concept. It is designed with artful...

(TrendHunter.com) Luxury fashion house Versace introduces its latest range of goods that embody the meaning of elegance and opulence—the iconic gold Medusa emblem is found across its new jewelry. The fashion...

(TrendHunter.com) Virgil Abloh and Jacob & Co. have been teasing their Office Supplies jewelry collaboration since 2017 and the pair is finally ready to share their made-to-order creations with an exclusive...

(TrendHunter.com) Streetwear imprint 1017 ALYX 9SM continues to unveil new and captivating items to join its seasonal collection—the latest to join is a jewelry piece in the form of the Transparent Chain Link...

(TrendHunter.com) In honor of International Women's Day, empowering jewelry brand Hillberg & Berk pledge to donate 100% of the proceeds from the 2020 Venus Pin to end human trafficking in Canada. Currently,...

(TrendHunter.com) Protecting your eyes from harsh winter glare is essential to healthy eye maintenance, and the new Vera Wang Eyewear collection gives consumers an avant-garde series of shades to shield their eyes...

(TrendHunter.com) Mango's 3D-Printed Collection shares jewelry pieces that are made with 90% sustainable materials like recyclable ceramics and biodegradable woods. The collection is full of statement earrings,...

(TrendHunter.com) Australian jewelry brand, Temple of the Sun, recently expanded its collection of handmade pieces with the introduction of new striking necklaces. Each piece is carefully crafted using recycled gold...

(TrendHunter.com) The 2020 fashion trends are progressive, functional, stylistically conscious, with elements that also bring feelings of nostalgia as well. A standout example is showcased by the Vollebak Black Squid...

(TrendHunter.com) For Valentine's Day, Costa Coffee and Deliveroo are teaming up for a ‘Deliveruby' campaign with London jeweler Shepherd & Taylor, which will give people the chance to win a...

(TrendHunter.com) For Valentine's Day, Deliveroo is teaming up with KFC for a food delivery campaign called ‘Will Delive-Roo Be My Valentine' that gives customers the chance to treat their date to a...

(TrendHunter.com) Domino's Australia created a pizza-themed engagement ring worth $9,000 that will be given to one lucky fan who cleverly incorporates pizza into their proposal. For Valentine's Day, Domino&...

(TrendHunter.com) The Empire Collection by Erin Tracy is the Toronto-based designer's latest fine jewelry venture. Released for the 2020 season, the range is intended to “embrace the look and feel of...

(TrendHunter.com) Streetwear giant Off-White recently introduces a new collection of jewelry designs that are made from an angle that explores industrial themes. This is similar to the brand's design language...

(TrendHunter.com) The jewelry 2019 trends round-up is dotted with high-end avant-garde pieces and accessories that are infused with one's DNA. Some of the most cutting-edge examples also highlight new forms of...

(TrendHunter.com) Zuluk offers creative, expressive, futuristic apparel for social extroverts to be able to express their emotions in a unique way using what they wear. Unlike Fast Fashion where clothing is bought...

(TrendHunter.com) In the same way that bras can be purchased to support different cup sizes, swimwear bottoms by Kitty and Vibe can be ordered in different sizes to accommodate hips and bottoms of different sizes....

(TrendHunter.com) This expansive list of April 2020 fashion trends feature designs that draw inspirations from a variety of different angles whilst also staying true to the transitioning weather conditions. As Spring...

(TrendHunter.com) The COMME des GARÇONS PLAY x Converse Chuck 70 sneakers are the latest collaboration between the two brands that aim to offer consumers a number of springtime-ready sneakers that are playful,...

(TrendHunter.com) For their latest collaboration master-piece and REBIRTH PROJECT launch a sustainability-minded fashion capsule that sees upcycled airbags being used for the production of backpacks, shoulder bags,...

(TrendHunter.com) The Off-White™ Industrial Belt Sandal is a summertime footwear style that's achieved with unlikely materials to highlight a new kind of aesthetic for wearers to appreciate. The sandal is...

(TrendHunter.com) Yuketen—the Yuki Matsuda-helmed label—is emphasized with its approach to handcrafted footwear. Placing emphasis on artisanal production methods, the brand is dedicated to bringing out...

(TrendHunter.com) The new Anti Social Social Club editorial calls attention to the brand’s latest Spring/Summer 2020 offerings. The collection is titled ‘Hung Up’ and the lookbook depicts the rooms of various...

(TrendHunter.com) These Eytys sneakers are bound to capture the attention of style-minded consumers as the footwear offerings for the Spring/Summer 2020 season are rolled out by different brands. Dubbed ‘Harmony,...

(TrendHunter.com) The theme of surveillance has been popular in contemporary times as many become skeptical of the invasive reach technology can have. Seoul-based imprint IISE has decided to tap this topic for its...

(TrendHunter.com) The North Face Urban Exploration range is a stab by the adventure-focused company to infiltrate the hyper-popular world of streetwear and it has been quite successful, allowing the brand to feature...

(TrendHunter.com) The latest contemporary streetwear collaboration by Palace is with Japanese label EVISU and it makes references to the London club scene during the 90s and early 2000s. Naturally, the retro-...

(TrendHunter.com) Seiko's Prospex Street Series is catching the eye of many fashion-forward consumers who place a strong emphasis on contemporary style. The launch debuts brand-new silhouettes, including the...

(TrendHunter.com) The BAPE x Pingu collection is one of the latest offerings from the Japan-based clothing brand that brings familiar characters from the retro British-Swiss claymation TV show to the forefront. The 22-...

(TrendHunter.com) For the Spring/Summer 2020 season, Timberland and Supreme launched a chic apparel collection and an ultra-slick footwear silhouette—the Euro Low Hiker. The shoe takes cues from a mountainous...

(TrendHunter.com) The collaboration between adidas Skateboarding and East Coast skate label Metropolitan draws inspiration from 90s drift culture. Influenced by the need for speed, a key aesthetic component of the...

(TrendHunter.com) A modern Bohemian vibe is tapped in a collaboration between New York City-based fashion designer Anna Sui and popular clothing label UNIQLO. The silhouettes rely on a summary vibe and are loose. The...

(TrendHunter.com) H&M's Conscious Exclusive 2020 collection is full of feminine, timeless styles that have been reworked with sustainably sourced materials. Inspiration for the collection was taken from the...

(TrendHunter.com) Eco-Aware is a sustainable fashion collection from Reserved that is centered on fully certified environmentally friendly fabrics. Reserved is passionate about reusing consumer waste and reducing the...

(TrendHunter.com) Contemporary streetwear brands have undertaken a collaborative approach to their business, often launching co-branded products that are not necessarily affiliated with the world of fashion directly,...

(TrendHunter.com) The North Face Japan just released a very playful and interesting campaign in order to call consumer attention to its Spring/Summer 2020 offerings, which are geared for urban exploration. Dubbed &#...

(TrendHunter.com) Saucony debuts a new design for its highly popular Jazz range—the Jazz 4000 OG. The model delivers with a retro sporty aesthetic that is sure to capture the attention of many consumers who are...

(TrendHunter.com) The new Richardson collection for the Spring/Summer 2020 season debuted recently and the line-up featured items from the brand's ‘Double R' and ‘NO' ranges, alongside...

(TrendHunter.com) The ‘Sky Modern' is footwear giant PUMA's latest addition to the Sky family. The silhouette takes bold cues from one of its predecessors—the Sky Dreamer—and the upper...

(TrendHunter.com) ‘HIGHStyle' is the name of the first issue of beloved contemporary street culture website Highsbobiety's new venture. The publication is intended to be “a space of creative...

(TrendHunter.com) This expansive list of April 2020 fashion trends feature designs that draw inspirations from a variety of different angles whilst also staying true to the transitioning weather conditions. As Spring...

(TrendHunter.com) Thigh Society is on a mission to rescue thighs everywhere from painful chafing. Founded back in 2009 by Marnie Consky, Thigh Society is a Toronto-based company that specializes in making anti-chafe...

(TrendHunter.com) For new mothers, this product aims to be the next generation of postpartum underwear. This garment, dubbed Fourthwear, is the brainchild of three entrepreneurs and new mothers who were frustrated by...

(TrendHunter.com) The 2020 fashion trends are progressive, functional, stylistically conscious, with elements that also bring feelings of nostalgia as well. A standout example is showcased by the Vollebak Black Squid...

(TrendHunter.com) Ecommerce lingerie start-up Adore Me is introducing Joyja as an affordable and inclusive brand of menstruating underwear. The brand offers a variety of cuts and styles that look and feel like...

(TrendHunter.com) Bite Beauty and Parade teamed up for a colorful underwear collaboration that celebrates both brands' commitment to empowering people with feel-good products. As Parade co-founder and CEO Cami T

(TrendHunter.com) Good American launched Active Intimates, and in doing so, introduced a new category of activewear for people who love athletic pursuits. The collection of sports bras and underwear are offered in a...

(TrendHunter.com) There are many concepts explored in this list of December 2019 fashion trends as the colder season thrives across some countries. The Fall/Winter 2019 designs hit the markets and invite new ways of...

(TrendHunter.com) Intimate apparel brand Bali added moisture-wicking shapewear to its Comfort Revolution EasyLite collection, which is designed to offer next-level comfort with soft, fused-edge, flat-seamed fabric....

(TrendHunter.com) Innovative, leak-proof period underwear designs are quickly becoming staples for people who menstruate and Reemi is introducing the next generation of products in this category with a self-...

(TrendHunter.com) Popular underwear brand MeUndies is giving consumers the opportunity to take cuffing season the extra distance with a pair of matching Christmas underwear. With the holidays approaching and a world...

(TrendHunter.com) Prism Squared in a collection of all-in-one garments that have the potential to be used as not just underwear but also swimwear and sportswear styles. The innovative collection from Prism features...

(TrendHunter.com) The wide range of November 2019 fashion trends is full of progressive concepts that are being taken into action. Some of the trends highlight sustainability and others introduce completely new ideas....

(TrendHunter.com) Brooke There is a lingerie brand is focused on minimalist yet wearable pieces that are made with organic cotton using low-impact production methods. All of the pieces are made in the United States...

(TrendHunter.com) As summer starts to make its way behind us and the fall season approaches, the list of October 2019 fashion trends explores transitional and functional fashion. There are a lot of layering options...

(TrendHunter.com) The wide composition of September 2019 fashion trends highlight a strong sense of stylistic and functional elements as the seasons begin to change. Many brands are showcasing their products readily...

(TrendHunter.com) Tommy John knows that bra shopping can be a hassle, which is why the company has just debuted its Flexible Fit Bra. Instead of guessing your size and hoping for the best, the bra magically adjusts...

(TrendHunter.com) The August 2019 fashion trends explore many different themes and design with inspiration drawn from all over the world. The broad range of designs highlight important approaches of construction and...

(TrendHunter.com) The range of July 2019 fashion trends stems from numerous different inspirational roots as the summer season begins to thrive. There are many luxury fashion labels that unveiled their works for...

(TrendHunter.com) Not only does Cass Luxury Shapewear put emphasis on support and comfort, but the brand also aims to instill some tangible improvements to wearer's skin. Its ‘Wear Repair'...

(TrendHunter.com) Inspired by the hand that life dealt her, Kena Paranjape created the ultimate comfy robe that is empowering, made from high-quality materials and extremely versatile. Dubbed the ‘All You Are...

(TrendHunter.com) Snag Snag Tights is here to solve the annoyance of inner thigh chafing with its new Chub Rub shorts. For people of all shapes and sizes, wearing breezy summer dresses and skirts often means dealing...

(TrendHunter.com) To address the fact that offering a limited number of garment sizes doesn't suit consumers who are looking for pieces that fit them perfectly, Nic Tailor sets itself apart as a direct-to-...

(TrendHunter.com) ThirdLove is already known for its well-fitting, everyday bras, and now the company is expanding its range to also include the 24/7 Classic Nursing Bra. This postpartum bra is designed to be as...

(TrendHunter.com) Jockey is now introducing Jockey Generation exclusively at Target as a line of underwear and loungewear with styles for the whole family. The collection introduces more than 50 styles, including t-...

(TrendHunter.com) YMC and ASICS join forces yet again—this time, the duo work on the Tarther OG sneaker as the base foundation with inspiration drawn from rave culture. Specifically, the design focuses on the...

(TrendHunter.com) Nike recently introduced its latest Air Max 2090 sneaker silhouette to join its By You online platform to provide its consumers with the option to customize their footwear with a variety of color...

(TrendHunter.com) DTLR unveils a look at the exclusive pack made in collaboration with New Balance entitled ‘Greek Gods' and feature the iconic M997 AND 997S model as the base foundation. The M997 boast...

(TrendHunter.com) NEEDLES introduces three new colorways of its iconic Ghillie sneaker model in time for the Spring season, delivering neutral tones for versatility. The Ghillie is optioned in either khaki, white, or...

(TrendHunter.com) Sex Pistol and Dr. Martens join forces once again to deliver a collection of leather footwear designs inspired by punk culture. The latest effort showcases the low cut 1461 silhouette alongside the...

(TrendHunter.com) atmos and ASICS join forces again on a new collaborative project—this time, the duo spotlights the GEL-Venture 6 GTX sneaker model. It is completely adorned in weatherized detailing due to the...

(TrendHunter.com) adidas updates its 4D selection with the newest iteration of the ZX 2K 4D sneaker model that boasts a captivating colorway. It is inspired by the bold tonal palette of a heatmap, informing the...

(TrendHunter.com) Jordan Brand introduces the new Delta SP sneaker silhouette adding to its selection of lifestyle footwear models. It was originally showcased in a preview by Edison Chen, founder of CLOT. The Delta...

(TrendHunter.com) adidas' signature 4D technology returns in the form of the 4D Run 1.0 sneakers and it is optioned in two classic colorway for the season. There is the selection of either core black and cloud...

(TrendHunter.com) This list of April 2020 shoe trends are predominantly designed to prepare for the recent arrival of the Spring season. There are a plethora of different silhouettes that ready for the warmer season...

(TrendHunter.com) This expansive list of April 2020 fashion trends feature designs that draw inspirations from a variety of different angles whilst also staying true to the transitioning weather conditions. As Spring...

(TrendHunter.com) Premium shoe retailer ECCO recently expanded its Spring/Summer collection with the introduction of the new demure SIMPIL ll Sneakers. Crafted from smooth calf leather, these luxurious shoes offer a...

(TrendHunter.com) Vans' Classic Era silhouette has received a vibrant neon update that's helping consumers add a pop of color to their sneaker rotation. Just in time for spring, these stylish sneakers...

(TrendHunter.com) Nike's Air Max 90 slides make a return in time for the rising temperatures in a colorway that cannot be missed. The Chile Red tonal palette invites bright red accents throughout the stark...

(TrendHunter.com) mita and Reebok work together to create a new design version of the Zig Kinetica sneaker model entitled ‘Tokyo City Lights.' The update is inspired by the bright lights that illuminate...

(TrendHunter.com) Ahead of spring, Dover Street Market and adidas collaborated to come up with a fresh take on the iconic Stan Smith silhouette. The updated tennis shoes are available in both black and white...

(TrendHunter.com) Nike's signature Air VaporMax 360 sneaker model arrives in a bright tonal palette in time for the Spring season with the latest Varsity Royal colorway. The new sneaker update is one of the...

(TrendHunter.com) New Balances unveils the latest Animal Pack to add to its expansive Spring/Summer 2020 roster—the newest range features updates on the signature 1500 sneaker silhouette. The sneakers are...

(TrendHunter.com) Salomon prepares for the warmer season with a new version of the Odyssey Advanced Sneakers that are designed from an angle that explore hiking themes. The colorway is entitled Safari/Shad and the...

(TrendHunter.com) Nike unveils a new and captivating update of its signature Air Max 95 sneaker silhouette detailed with vibrant tiger stripe accents. This is meant to celebrate South Korea, referenced through the...

(TrendHunter.com) Vans' Foot the Bill initiative speaks to the creative ways in which large corporations are showing support during the Coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in the closure of numerous small...

(TrendHunter.com) Nike introduces a new tonal iteration of its iconic Air Flight Legacy sneaker model in a palette that honors one of the NBA's most successful teams. The shoe celebrates the Los Angeles Lakers...

(TrendHunter.com) Sportswear brand Nike unveils a tonal iteration of the signature React Presto sneaker silhouette in time for the Spring season. The new update features a revamp that spotlights a minimal design...

(TrendHunter.com) BEAUTY & YOUTH works in collaboration with adidas to collectively unveil an impressive Stan Smith update, taking the classic sneaker silhouette and detailing it with elevated touches throughout....

(TrendHunter.com) Bodega and Saucony team up to work on the latest iteration of the Grid Azura 2000 sneaker silhouette in an iteration entitled ‘Ever Ready.' The running sneaker takes a more casual angle...

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Hepatitis C Treatment – Research have developed a new drug which reduces the time by half in hepatitis C treatment. The drug is called Boceprevir and is developed by Merck and Vertex. It blocks hepatitis virus producing enzyme rotease, hence treating hepatitis C disease.

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Girls, here are some things you may want to watch out for while having sex. And boys, send your women the link. Top of the charts of women's common mistakes is the obsession they have with themselves.

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Menopause is a reality check about changes in the body. This is a time to take care of yourself by making healthy lifestyle choices. Eating well will make this transition easier. Here are important tips for eating healthy during menopause.

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Safe sex refers to sexual activities between two people who have taken all the necessary precautions. It is popularly known as protected sex.

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Cervical cap has numerous advantages and as many disadvantages. Despite all these positive and negative effects, it is an appealing way of contraception for women.

Who says only young people can be in fitness? Major fitness goals set by Milind Soman’s mother is an inspiration

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- Christian Toto

Sea Fever review Hermione Corfield

The recent “Underwater” practically showed the lines where it traced from the “Alien” blueprint. And it’s hardly alone. More than a few movies tried, and miserably failed, to duplicate the 1979 film’s greatness. Call “Sea Fever” the anti “Alien” ripoff, and kudos for that. Sure, “Sea Fever” and “Underwater” evoke similar themes, but the former serves …

The post ‘Sea Fever’ Moves Past Tired Genre Beats appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- HiT Guest Contributor

Shooting Heroin review Cathy Moriarty and Alan Powell

We are living in a dystopian world right now with the coronavirus raging. It’s dizzying to keep up with all of the latest news and coverage around COVID-19. The numbers are on the rise, and as I write this article over 14,000 Americans are now confirmed as casualties of this pandemic. The country is becoming …

The post This Epidemic Shows No Sign of Stopping appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Zachary Leeman

Woody Allen Apropos of Nothing Review

Woody Allen is the perfect modern warrior against Cancel Culture The Oscar winner has become a soldier in the most Woody Allen way possible: with a shrug of the shoulders and an almost inexplicable need to just keep on working. The comedian/actor/writer/director has released almost a movie a year for decades, but you’d be hard-pressed …

The post Woody Allen, Unexpected Culture Warrior appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

uppity willy t ribbs documentary review

“Uppity” has it all, at least by documentary standards. The saga of race car driver Willy T. Ribbs features racism, car crashes, triumphs, tragedies and two of the most tabloid-friendly figures of the decade. Bill Cosby and Caitlyn Jenner. “Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story,” available now on Netflix, still garnered almost no consideration from …

The post ‘Uppity’ Shares Amazing Tale of an Unlikely Sports Legend appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

alyssa milano biden hypocrisy

Let’s cut actress-turned-activist Alyssa Milano some slack. There’s no way Milano could explain away her support for Vice President Joe Biden in light of the crush of allegations against him. Still, Milano’s belated response, after being called out across social media and by fellow #MeToo warrior Rose McGowan, is both too late and too insipid …

The post Milano’s Biden Defense Is More Pathetic Than You Can Imagine appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Terry O'Brien

badland review jeff fahey

There’s a great sequence in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” where fading star Rick Dalton spends a day on a TV western set and goes through several crises of conscience before delivering a blistering performance. “Badland” feels like the movie they shot on that set over a few weekends. The film has …

The post ‘Badland’ Is the Ultimate Netflix Experience appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- HiT Guest Contributor

Author Leans on Prose to Push Past Fear

My first batch of short stories are, on the surface, urban fantasy and horror yarns. In reality they’re fairy tales—stories of people going into the forest and coming out, or not, changed or the same, but knowing things they didn’t know before. The settings are varied. Consider the urban fantasies where we meet fairies and …

The post Author Leans on Prose to Push Past Fear appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

we summon the darkness review

“We Summon the Darkness” does little to hide its anti-Christian bent. “Be careful what you pray for…” the film’s poster teases. That’s in case you missed a similar sentiment oozing out of the film’s trailer.  Where “We Summon the Darkness” stumbles is its big, juicy twist. You won’t buy it for a second, even though …

The post ‘We Summon the Darkness’ Trashes Christians, Tests Our Patience appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

louis ck sincerely special review

Louis C.K. isn’t a conservative. That’s abundantly clear after watching the comic’s new special, “Sincerely.” Even when discussing “you know what” C.K. worries President Barack Obama knows about the scandal that brought his career to a screeching halt. So why does C.K. get friendlier treatment today from the Right? A sampling of “Sincerely” gives you …

The post Louis C.K.’s ‘Sincerely’ Review: You Can’t Cancel Him Again, Culture appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

nick searcy conservative hollywood

Nick Searcy wants nothing less than to become the Rush Limbaugh of Hollywood. The “Justified” standout said as much in a blistering op-ed at RedState.com. The actor/director described how Limbaugh radically changed the news media landscape after years of one-party rule. And the “Gosnell” director and co-star is correct. There was no Fox News, no …

The post Why Nick Searcy’s Hollywood Project Battles a ‘Rigged’ System appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

shooting heroin spencer t folmar interview

The nation’s opioid epidemic got personal for Spencer T. Folmar while preparing for his high school reunion. The moment marked 10 years since graduation, but Folmar learned some of his classmates hadn’t lived long enough to attend. “I had no idea living outside of the state that the opioid epidemic had gotten so bad,” says …

The post ‘Shooting Heroin’ Director: Andrew Breitbart Was Right About the Culture appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

john savage seal team interview

Actors know when their fellow stars don’t get the attention they deserve. Sam Rockwell echoed that sentiment while promoting his 2002 drama “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.” When asked to name the great actors from his favorite film era – the 1970s – the future Oscar winner didn’t hesitate. “Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, …

The post John Savage Draws Strength from Fan Recognition, Military Veterans appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

other lamb review

It’s no secret why we find cults compelling. How can the rational mind give in to the whims of a sociopath, no matter the emotional damage in question? “The Other Lamb” doesn’t shed new or profound light on a cult’s allure. We’re deposited into a long-running sect and left to assume the heavy lifting happened …

The post ‘Other Lamb’ Shows Chilling Cult Life, Little Else appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

It Started As A Joke Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman is best known for voicing Gene Belcher on Fox’s long-running “Bob’s Burgers.” To his comedy peers, the comic is the brainchild of the “Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival,” a beloved event dedicated to alt-comedy theatrics. “It Started as a Joke” avoids Mirman’s animated fame to focus on the festival’s final installment. It’s a love …

The post ‘It Started as a Joke’ Soars Without Laughter appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

hollywood trump hitler sarah silverman

The unhinged Left compared President George W. Bush to Hitler after the dawn of the Iraq War. Hollywood trotted out similar talking points months before Donald J. Trump could utter the presidential oath. Far-left comic Sarah Silverman unofficially played the “Hitler Card” first. Silverman, who ignores the anti-semitism swirling around Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign, dressed …

The post Hollywood’s ‘Trump Is Hitler’ Argument Even More Pathetic Now appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

childs play 2019 review

Let’s face it. The original “Child’s Play” starts with an absurd premise. A dying crook uses voodoo to put his soul into the body of a kiddie toy. Even by horror movie standards it’s a joke, and not the ha-ha kind. The 1988 shocker finds its feet soon after, becoming a sturdy chiller that holds …

The post ‘Child’s Play’ – A Perfectly Awful Remake appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Barry Wurst

altered states william hurt review

Ken Russell’s “Altered States” begins with a close-up of a shirtless William Hurt, wires sticking out of his hair and his head seemingly encased in a fish tank. It gets weirder. As the cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth (who was a year away from filming “Blade Runner”) slowly pulls back, we realize Hurt is encased in …

The post ‘Altered States’ Remains Ahead of Its Time – 40 Years Later appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

Peter Hollens epic handwashing interview (1)

Singer Peter Hollens knows we often tune out the experts, a truism even in times of crisis. Like now. What’s impossible to ignore? Catchy pop songs that get into your head, set up camp and refuse to leave. The YouTube superstar leveraged that simple truth for a parody video that generated more than 500,000 views in …

The post YouTube Star’s ‘Epic Hand Washing Parody’ Goes Viral appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

‘Full Frontal’ Mocks My Pillow CEO … for Making Life-Saving Masks

The Left is on the attack against … press conferences. Major media outlets insist reporters should ignore President Donald Trump’s daily pressers about the current pandemic. Too many lies, they cry, ignoring all the vital information shared by both President Trump and his medical advisers. Major outlets like The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC and others …

The post ‘Full Frontal’ Mocks My Pillow CEO … for Making Life-Saving Masks appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

Shooting Heroin review Cathy Moriarty and Alan Powell

Addiction dramas often zero in on a single patient or parents struggling with a drug-addled teen. That’s understandable. One person’s addiction can impact an entire family, often with devastating results. What if an entire community suffered all at once? That’s what’s happening in small towns across the country, the focus of writer/director Spencer T. Folmar’s …

The post Haunting ‘Shooting Heroin’ Goes Where Hollywood Won’t appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- HiT Guest Contributor

emma 2020 movie review

As sparkling as a glass of champagne, the newest production of Jane Austen’s “Emma” has charm written all over it. The clothes. The hair. The dancing. The beautiful country walks down beautiful country lanes—all captured by beautiful camera angles. Unfortunately, this film falls a bit short—and for one important reason. “Emma” can’t capture why Austen’s …

The post Why Jane Austen Would Love, and Loathe, ‘Emma’ appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

tiger king netflix life lessons

Joe Exotic – docuseries superstar, tiger tamer … life coach? Sounds implausible, no? Exotic (not his real name) is the star of Netflix’s new cultural sensation. “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” follows the eccentric trainer and his larger than life coterie. The show must be seen to be believed. That’s not hyperbole. Naturally, viewers …

The post 7 Undeniable Life Lessons from ‘Tiger King’ appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

The Hunt movie review Betty Gilpin gun

“The Hunt” sparked more culture war debates than any movie in recent memory. Yes, even “Joker.” The violent satire showed liberal elites hunting “Deplorables” to the death. It’s hard to imagine a hotter button being pushed over 90-odd minutes. We now know select conservatives jumped the gun in their outrage over the film. The film …

The post Social Justice Mob Won’t Claim Year’s Toughest Heroine appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Barry Wurst

The Fog 1980 Adrienne Barbeau (1)

John Carpenter’s uncommonly beautiful 1980 horror film, “The Fog,” remains an underrated showcase for the clever, ambitious filmmaker. Carpenter, whose work is steeped in the knowledge and possibilities of cinema, has always been ahead of his time. Every film Carpenter has made post-“Halloween,” his still-untouchable 1978 masterpiece of suspense, was met with scrutiny and, for …

The post Why John Carpenter’s ‘The Fog’ Deserves Your Respect appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

jimmy kimmel joe biden (1)

Comedians do more than make us laugh. They’re the truth tellers of our age, the funny souls who break down societal woes and frustrations. In short, they often say the things we wish we could, but aren’t always sure how. It’s what powered Howard Stern’s radio empire for decades. Raw, unflinching honesty. Had he clung …

The post The Age of Truth-Telling Comedians Is Over appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

shooting heroin spencer t folmar interview

The nation’s opioid epidemic got personal for Spencer T. Folmar while preparing for his high school reunion. The moment marked 10 years since graduation, but Folmar learned some of his classmates hadn’t lived long enough to attend. “I had no idea living outside of the state that the opioid epidemic had gotten so bad,” says …

The post ‘Shooting Heroin’ Director: Andrew Breitbart Was Right About the Culture appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

john savage seal team interview

Actors know when their fellow stars don’t get the attention they deserve. Sam Rockwell echoed that sentiment while promoting his 2002 drama “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.” When asked to name the great actors from his favorite film era – the 1970s – the future Oscar winner didn’t hesitate. “Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, …

The post John Savage Draws Strength from Fan Recognition, Military Veterans appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

Peter Hollens epic handwashing interview (1)

Singer Peter Hollens knows we often tune out the experts, a truism even in times of crisis. Like now. What’s impossible to ignore? Catchy pop songs that get into your head, set up camp and refuse to leave. The YouTube superstar leveraged that simple truth for a parody video that generated more than 500,000 views in …

The post YouTube Star’s ‘Epic Hand Washing Parody’ Goes Viral appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

kevin klatman comedian

Comedian Kevin Klatman says Los Angeles offers everything a fledgling comic needs to make it big. Open mic nights aplenty Audiences eager to hear untested talent And, fingers crossed, “connected” patrons looking for a fresh, funny face. For the past year Klatman has been trying to be that “fresh, funny face” in the City of …

The post Apolitical Klatman a Snug Fit for L.A.’s Comedy Scene appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

stage right theatrics robert cooperman

The same progressive groupthink that governs Hollywood exists in other cultural arenas. Line up for a theatrical show, be it on Broadway or off, and chances are the story’s message will make the NPR crowd cheer. In short, conservative plays and playwrights aren’t given the red carpet treatment. Robert Cooperman is doing something about that. …

The post How Stage Right Theatrics Brings Badly Needed Balance to the Arts appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

Nick Searcy: Stop Being Afraid of Hollywood Bullies

Call Nick Searcy a late bloomer … on his own terms. The North Carolina native didn’t hit Hollywood fresh out of high school, eager for stardom. He paid his dues through off-Broadway productions before finding steady work on screens big and small. Since then, he’s brought gravitas and grace to films like “Fried Green Tomatoes,” …

The post Nick Searcy: Stop Being Afraid of Hollywood Bullies appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

andrew klavan interview

Andrew Klavan checks every box in a conservative’s pop culture wish list. Create powerful, original art? Check. He’s an award-winning author and screenwriter, not to mention the mind behind the binge-worthy “Another Kingdom” podcast (also available in novel form, like the saga’s second book, “The Nightmare Feast”) Fight back against progressive messaging? Check. His Daily …

The post Andrew Klavan: It’s Only Getting Worse for Hollywood Conservatives appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

tammy pescatelli interview way after school special

Tammy Pescatelli can’t forget the not-so-wise words from her old guidance counselor. The Perry, Ohio teen wanted to be an actress at the time, but the counselor’s response proved less than supportive. “You’re from here. No one from here has ever been on TV,” the counselor told her. Pescatelli has spent more than two decades proving …

The post Comic Tammy Pescatelli Is Paying It Forward, Old School appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

Costello Sue-me too

Audiences have gotten to know Sue Costello through her funny business. Think decades of stand-up comedy, her eponymous Fox sitcom and appearances on comedy podcasts. She’s even graced the big screen in films like “The Fighter” and “Once in the Life.” That’s about to change. The Massachusetts native has her own #MeToo stories to tell, …

The post Sue Costello: Hollywood Not Doing Enough to Stop the Next Weinstein appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Carl Kozlowski

I still believe erwin brothers interview

Jeremy Camp was a talented singer-songwriter married to a beautiful woman, but disaster loomed over their young lives. His new bride was battling ovarian cancer when they wed, a struggle that took her life just as his Christian music career was taking off. Camp could have abandoned his faith or lost his artistic spirit. He …

The post Erwin Brothers Target Secular Audiences with ‘I Still Believe’ appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

chicks on the right mock and daisy

The Chicks on the Right preach to the conservative choir, but their sermons still attract the other side. Mock (Miriam Weaver) and Daisy (Amy Jo Clark) bring plenty of laughs to both their Indianapolis radio show and “The Mock and Daisy Common Sense Cast.” The results? A legion of hardcore conservative fans plus some listeners from …

The post How Mock, Daisy Make Conservatism Downright Hilarious appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

burden-interview Andrew Heckler

Andrew Heckler partly blames himself for why his directorial debut, “Burden,” took 20 years to reach the big screen. The actor first heard the story of Mike Burden, a South Carolina Klansman who overcame his bigotry, in the late 1990s but insisted he tell that tale on his terms. “I didn’t make it easy,” Heckler …

The post ‘Burden’ Director: We Need Racial Healing Movies Today appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

steve mudflap mcgrew podcast interview

Steve McGrew knows the inside of Facebook Jail all too well. The veteran stand-up often shares his thoughts and feelings on social media. For a right-leaning soul in 2020, that means getting regular “Time Outs” from Big Tech. He’s hardly alone, but he’s not going to stop being himself online. That’s why his cadre of …

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- Christian Toto

letterboxd bans black libertarian critic (2)

Big Tech’s assault on conservative views is ramping up in 2020. We’ve already seen conservative talker Dennis Prager battle YouTube over his PragerU channel. Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe just got suspended from Twitter under murky circumstances. Add Jacob Smith to that growing list. The Libertarian film critic oversees Society Reviews. The web site critiques movies …

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- Christian Toto

expendables hell stallone dixon

Sylvester Stallone isn’t one to quit on a movie franchise. The icon behind both “Rocky” and “Rambo” (not to mention “Escape Plan”) knows audiences can’t get enough of his beloved characters. His latest franchise extension, though, may be the most creative of his career. Stallone is teaming with comic book maestro Chuck Dixon to bring …

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- HiT Guest Contributor

denise mcallister hollywood (1)

The late, much-missed Andrew Breitbart famously said, “Walk toward the fire. Don’t worry about what they call you. All those things are said against you because they want to stop you in your tracks.” This quote exemplifies the life and career of Denise McAllister. A Christian apologist, cultural commentator, columnist and author, her latest book …

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- Christian Toto

michael pack created equal interview

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a complicated rationale for staying so silent all these years. Justice Thomas rarely, if ever, asks questions as part of the deliberation process, either. When he does,  the simple act generates headlines. So seeing him talk, and talk, during the documentary “Created Equal” is a cultural moment in and …

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- Christian Toto

adam yenser interview

Ellen DeGeneres caught flak from liberals recently after she treated President George W. Bush like you should treat anyone at any time. With grace, humor and kindness. Adam Yenser knows why his boss endured such blowback. Yenser is a right-of-center comic who doesn’t hide his political beliefs. He’s a cultural warrior by default. Sure, he’s behind …

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- John A. Daly

stabbing westward concert

“I don’t think I’m any more of a tortured soul than the rest of us. I’m just okay with talking about it really loudly.” – Christopher Hall, Stabbing Westward In the mid 1990s, alternative rockers Stabbing Westward lit up the radio and MTV with a unique industrial sound and powerful vocals from Christopher Hall. That …

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- Christian Toto

disturbing the peace guy pearce

York Alec Shackleton took the least obvious path to the director’s chair. At 10 Shackleton competed professionally as a tennis player on the ATP tour. A few years later, he gave snowboarding and skateboarding a try, landing a slot in the first X Games along the way. He later nailed the “rodeo flip” move as …

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- Christian Toto

nicholas brennan ultimos frikis

Tipper Gore stood up to heavy metal rockers in the ’80s, demanding their music come with warning labels. Cuban rockers had it much, much worse. For years Cuban artists had little control of their art. The country’s Minister of Culture dictated the lyrics they wrote and the venues where they played their music. During the …

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- Christian Toto

no safe spaces movie review

“No Safe Spaces” star Adam Carolla wasn’t shocked when movie critics panned his free speech docudrama. “I figured they would take it as a political film, even though I really don’t think of it as a political film. It’s a free speech film,” Carolla says with a soft chuckle. “Critics in general are pretty progressive …

The post Carolla Dubs Press ‘Cheerleaders,’ Calls Woke Critics ‘Racist’ appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

red pilled america podcast heartland

Few conservatives take the late Andrew Breitbart’s words to heart better than Patrick Courrielche. The media mogul behind Breitbart News famously said politics is downstream from culture. In 2009 Courrielche exposed the bias behind the National Endowment for the Arts under the Obama administration, embarrassing traditional media outlets in the process. More recently, he produced …

The post Tears, Rage and Results: Season One of ‘Red Pilled America’ appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Christian Toto

joe biden leg hair animated clip

Sven Stoffels heard former Vice President Joe Biden’s bizarre ode to his hair legs and knew two things instantly. The veteran animator wanted to bring the clip to life, and he had to act quickly. The news cycle is so swift, and so unforgiving, that any delay would hurt his clip’s impact. The mind behind Sven …

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- Christian Toto

clouthub social media

Consumers are making a list, and checking it twice, about their social media fears. They worry about Facebook improperly using their personal information. Some fear Twitter deplatforms conservative voices while leaving others alone. Dennis Prager is one of many YouTube creators claiming the video portal discriminates against both Christians and conservatives. Jeff Brain has heard …

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- Christian Toto

louis ck sincerely special review

Louis C.K. isn’t a conservative. That’s abundantly clear after watching the comic’s new special, “Sincerely.” Even when discussing “you know what” C.K. worries President Barack Obama knows about the scandal that brought his career to a screeching halt. So why does C.K. get friendlier treatment today from the Right? A sampling of “Sincerely” gives you …

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- Christian Toto

after truth hbo review

A talking head in HBO’s documentary tackling Fake News says the quiet part out loud. “The worst part of 2016 is what we did to ourselves,” Georgetown University “disinformation expert” Molly McKew says about the subject in hand, revealing, well, everything. We’ve seen the mainstream media, along with Hollywood and the Democrats, throw a three-plus …

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- Carl Kozlowski

zoeys extraordinary playlist

Zoey is a San Francisco Millennial who wakes up one day to find she can hear the songs that go through the heads of the people around her. What makes this ability even more powerful is that those songs are what she dubs their “heart songs” – the music expressing their innermost feelings. That unique …

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- Christian Toto

hunters review amazon

Peak TV is a glorious thing, but it’s far from perfect. Example A: “Hunters,” the new Amazon Prime series starring the legendary Al Pacino. The ‘70s set thriller reveals a network of Nazis infiltrating our corridors of power. Enter a gang of Nazi hunters, ready to crush this network with methods that would make Jack …

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- HiT Guest Contributor

korean dramas kingdom netflix

To paraphrase Mark Twain, “Everybody complains about Hollywood, but nobody does anything about it.” From the bloated franchises kept alive by Boomer and Gen-X nostalgia dollars (hello, Marvel/Star Wars) to woke studios in service to progressive social engineering, Tinseltown, for many of us, is no longer a viable source of entertainment. And yet we, as …

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- Christian Toto

ricky gervais golden globes 2020

Here’s the thing about awards show speeches. They can’t be fact-checked in real time and always lean in one direction – the Left. More importantly, our liberal press amplifies those messages, no questions asked. Ricky Gervais has had enough of all that. Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for the fifth and last time Sunday night. …

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- Christian Toto

bill burr paper tiger pc

Dave Chappelle used some comic sleight of hand before blasting cancel culture in his latest Netflix special. Fellow comedian Bill Burr hit the same target seconds after walking on stage during his own Netflix hour, dubbed “Paper Tiger.” Together, they struck a blow against the PC comedy police that’s already left a mark. Chappelle’s “Sticks …

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- Christian Toto

dave chappelle stick stones review

Comedian Dave Chappelle is far from perfect. No stand-up kills it every time he hits the stage. The best comics will dazzle you with tales of early career defeats. It comes with the territory, a badge of comedy honor, if you will. Chappelle’s previous Netflix specials, for example, meandered at times. Think Muhammad Ali dispatching …

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- Christian Toto

Loudest Voice Review Showtime Russell Crowe

“The Loudest Voice” could have gone all in on the sexual abuse allegations against Fox News founder Roger Ailes. That’s clearly not the point of the seven-part miniseries, starting 10 p.m. June 30 on Showtime. At least not at first. Yes, Ailes’ alleged abuses, detailed by a number of former Fox News employees, are clearly …

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- Christian Toto

DOWN_hulu review

Did you ever step onto the elevator, see an attractive stranger and think, “well, this isn’t so bad…” The new Hulu horror entry “Down” starts at that ambiguous moment. Two strangers. One elevator. And, as misfortune would have it, plenty of time to kill. Did we say, “kill?” All isn’t what it seems in the …

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- Christian Toto

punisher season 2 review bernthal

Here we go again. It’s easy to watch “The Punisher” season two and see more Christianity bashing out of Hollywood. The major villain is a man of faith, a monster dressed in black like a priest dredged out of the abyss. The industry’s eagerness to weaponize faith is obvious. What’s equally true? Dismissing the new …

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- AC Gleason

tricky dick man in black review

Netflix’s new documentary, “ReMastered: Tricky Dick & the Man in Black,” refers to President Richard M. Nixon and Johnny Cash, respectively. The relatively short film (about 60 minutes) recounts the time Cash played before Nixon at the White House. The documentary obfuscates almost everything about the event in question save an authentic glimpse at Cash’s …

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- AC Gleason

romanoffs kavanaugh scandal

We’re entered a golden age for the anthology format after a very long dry spell. The genre got fresh blood from streaming channels, especially Netflix’s sci-fi friendly series “Black Mirror.” A new “Creepshow” series is heading our way soon. Netflix’s “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” finds the Coen brothers basking in a series of western …

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- Christian Toto

adam sandler 100 Fresh review

Adam Sandler is back. No, really. The “Saturday Night Live” alum never went away, mind you. He’s been a presence in our lives since those “SNL” days, cranking out films while avoiding traditional press interviews. You remember “Jack and Jill,” “Just Go With It” and “Pixels?” Or, to be more accurate, bad, bad and wow, …

The post 7 Reasons Sandler’s ‘Fresh’ Is a Minor Miracle appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- AC Gleason

sharp objects review

HBO’s latest single season drama, “Sharp Objects,” came to its shocking finale Sunday. Despite some brilliant performances the series is unfortunately a narrative failure. This is the third adaptation of a Gillian Flynn novel. The first two were mainstream film releases. David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” came first, and it’s the best adaptation of Flynn’s work. …

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- Christian Toto

Bobcat-Goldthwait Misfits Monsters Trump

While Hollywood was out killing civility it also stuck a shiv into subtle storytelling. Too many TV shows now directly reference the “Resistance,” immigration and other issues with all the nuance of a Gallagher sight gag. Wham! Splat! Duck! It’s one reason Rob Reiner’s “Shock and Awe” collapsed at the box office. Even liberal film …

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- HiT Guest Contributor

Cobra Kai review

“Don’t bring your asthma, or your fake peanut allergies into my dojo,” William Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence tells a student during his first lesson in “Cobra Kai.” “Uh, those are serious medical issues,” Miguel Diaz deadpans wonderfully in response, played by “Parenthood’s” Xolo Mariduena. Doesn’t matter; keep them out of his damn dojo. Thus, Johnny sets …

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- Dave Taylor

x-files-right-center-conservative

When “The X-Files” debuted in 1993 I was still using a VHS video recorder to tape my favorite shows. Created by Chris Carter and starring a paranoid, conspiracy theory nut who worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it quickly grew a fanatical fan base. Good alien conspiracy TV had been missing from the airwaves …

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- Christian Toto

fake-news-ted-nelms-review

The timing for Comedy Central’s newest faux news special couldn’t be better. The past few days saw ABC News serve up a megaton retraction, followed closely by Reuters and CNN. It’s almost like they knew the channel had a special dubbed “Fake News” in the offing and wanted to lend a hand. Only “The Fake News …

The post Helms’ Apolitical ‘Fake News’ Can’t Help Bashing Guns appeared first on Hollywood in Toto.

- Matt Morava

stranger-things-best-tv-2017

Peak TV just keeps rolling along, and this year was no exception. One begins to wonder how long this run of amazing television can last. For now, we’re golden. I’ll admit upfront that I don’t have the time to keep up with everything, as you’d have to sit in front of a screen 24/7 to …

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- Tom Smithyman

star-trek-discovery-review

“Star Trek: Discovery” is boldly going where virtually all of its predecessors have gone before. The new series, available on the CBS All Access streaming service, just completed its fall season with nine episodes. Its premiere season will wrap in early 2018, and the network has already renewed the series. “Star Trek: Discovery’s” star isn’t …

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- Christian Toto

jeff_ross_roasts-border-review

Jeff Ross has a hard time keeping his immigration policies straight. Compare these two comments made within a week of each other on Comedy Central. Here’s Ross talking to Trevor Noah about immigration on “The Daily Show.” Noah said the U.S. cannot have open borders despite liberals favoring amnesty-style policies. Ross didn’t appear to disagree. …

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- Barry Wurst

twin peaks return review

David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: The Return” capped an extraordinary experiment. A mystery that began decades ago, in which Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) ascended to the town of Twin Peaks to investigate the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (played by Sheryl Lee), made a belated, glorious return. Twenty-five years after Lynch’s groundbreaking blend …

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- Christian Toto

laugh in season 1 review

Suffice to say “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” would be problematic today. The kitchen sink comedy never held back on a joke. Politics. Religion. Sex. The merry pranksters summoned as many bits as the network would allow under 60 minutes. They couldn’t curse or show too much bare skin. Everything else was fair game. The show’s …

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- HiT Guest Contributor

hap leonard review diversity netflix

There’s been a lot of talk about Hollywood diversity of late, with liberals demanding more roles for nonwhites, women and other under-represented groups. The industry must make up for past injustices, they say. So now we get an all-female “Ghostbusters” and, coming soon, an all-female “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Lord of the Flies.” We’re seeing a …

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- Christian Toto

Sea Fever review Hermione Corfield

The recent “Underwater” practically showed the lines where it traced from the “Alien” blueprint. And it’s hardly alone. More than a few movies tried, and miserably failed, to duplicate the 1979 film’s greatness. Call “Sea Fever” the anti “Alien” ripoff, and kudos for that. Sure, “Sea Fever” and “Underwater” evoke similar themes, but the former serves …

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- Christian Toto

uppity willy t ribbs documentary review

“Uppity” has it all, at least by documentary standards. The saga of race car driver Willy T. Ribbs features racism, car crashes, triumphs, tragedies and two of the most tabloid-friendly figures of the decade. Bill Cosby and Caitlyn Jenner. “Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story,” available now on Netflix, still garnered almost no consideration from …

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- Terry O'Brien

badland review jeff fahey

There’s a great sequence in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” where fading star Rick Dalton spends a day on a TV western set and goes through several crises of conscience before delivering a blistering performance. “Badland” feels like the movie they shot on that set over a few weekends. The film has …

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- Christian Toto

we summon the darkness review

“We Summon the Darkness” does little to hide its anti-Christian bent. “Be careful what you pray for…” the film’s poster teases. That’s in case you missed a similar sentiment oozing out of the film’s trailer.  Where “We Summon the Darkness” stumbles is its big, juicy twist. You won’t buy it for a second, even though …

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- Christian Toto

other lamb review

It’s no secret why we find cults compelling. How can the rational mind give in to the whims of a sociopath, no matter the emotional damage in question? “The Other Lamb” doesn’t shed new or profound light on a cult’s allure. We’re deposited into a long-running sect and left to assume the heavy lifting happened …

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- Christian Toto

It Started As A Joke Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman is best known for voicing Gene Belcher on Fox’s long-running “Bob’s Burgers.” To his comedy peers, the comic is the brainchild of the “Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival,” a beloved event dedicated to alt-comedy theatrics. “It Started as a Joke” avoids Mirman’s animated fame to focus on the festival’s final installment. It’s a love …

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- Christian Toto

childs play 2019 review

Let’s face it. The original “Child’s Play” starts with an absurd premise. A dying crook uses voodoo to put his soul into the body of a kiddie toy. Even by horror movie standards it’s a joke, and not the ha-ha kind. The 1988 shocker finds its feet soon after, becoming a sturdy chiller that holds …

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- Barry Wurst

altered states william hurt review

Ken Russell’s “Altered States” begins with a close-up of a shirtless William Hurt, wires sticking out of his hair and his head seemingly encased in a fish tank. It gets weirder. As the cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth (who was a year away from filming “Blade Runner”) slowly pulls back, we realize Hurt is encased in …

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- Christian Toto

Shooting Heroin review Cathy Moriarty and Alan Powell

Addiction dramas often zero in on a single patient or parents struggling with a drug-addled teen. That’s understandable. One person’s addiction can impact an entire family, often with devastating results. What if an entire community suffered all at once? That’s what’s happening in small towns across the country, the focus of writer/director Spencer T. Folmar’s …

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- HiT Guest Contributor

emma 2020 movie review

As sparkling as a glass of champagne, the newest production of Jane Austen’s “Emma” has charm written all over it. The clothes. The hair. The dancing. The beautiful country walks down beautiful country lanes—all captured by beautiful camera angles. Unfortunately, this film falls a bit short—and for one important reason. “Emma” can’t capture why Austen’s …

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- Barry Wurst

The Fog 1980 Adrienne Barbeau (1)

John Carpenter’s uncommonly beautiful 1980 horror film, “The Fog,” remains an underrated showcase for the clever, ambitious filmmaker. Carpenter, whose work is steeped in the knowledge and possibilities of cinema, has always been ahead of his time. Every film Carpenter has made post-“Halloween,” his still-untouchable 1978 masterpiece of suspense, was met with scrutiny and, for …

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- Christian Toto

RESISTANCE_movie review jesse eisenberg (1)

Every few years Hollywood introduces us to “another” Oskar Schindler. Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning “Schindler’s List” shared how the industrialist used his connections, and humanity, to spare 1,200 Jews from the Holocaust. Since then, we’ve seen “Persona Non Grata” (2015) and “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (2017), similar tales of bravery in the face of unspeakable evil. “Resistance” may be the …

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- Barry Wurst

hunt for red october sean connery

The Red October, “a combat vessel of the Soviet Navy,” has gone missing. Commandeered by Captain Marko Ramius (played by the inimitable Sean Connery), the Red October has gone rogue. Only CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) has a plausible, hopeful theory as to why. Ryan’s “research project” on the Red October’s mysterious “caterpillar” technology …

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- Christian Toto

captive state john goodman ashton sanders

Twist endings have a kissing cousin that are just as tricky to deploy. “Captive State” offers a prime example. The film’s narrative gets an Etch-A-Sketch shake in the film’s waning moments, a series of reveals shedding light on just about every element we’ve already processed. Call it the, “oh, and by the way, here’s the …

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- Christian Toto

blow the man down review

Style can bite a filmmaker where the sun don’t shine. Push it too far, and you’ve stumbled into Faux Tarantino terrain. And nobody wants to so much as visit that place. First-time writer-directors Danielle Krudy and Bridget Savage Cole employ a Greek chorus of fisherman in “Blow the Man Down.” The burly men bellow nautical …

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- Terry O'Brien

The Postcard Killings review Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“The Postcard Killings” opens with a shrouded, ghastly tableau and maintains a mood of morose tension throughout. Director Danis Tanovic’s film is, in its own way, several movies in one; a whodunit, a police procedural and a serial killer thriller with parental anguish thrown in for good measure. While the finished product may suffer from …

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- Christian Toto

The Hunt movie review Betty Gilpin gun

Yes, Universal’s “The Hunt” is as outrageous as advertised. Liberal elites do, in fact, hunt “deplorables” to the death. That wasn’t Fake News. The problems with “The Hunt” go beyond that provocative premise. The film’s ultra-violence isn’t illuminating, satirical or even remotely smart. It’s all surface level tics, surprisingly aimed more at the Left than …

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- Christian Toto

burden-review Garrett Hedlund

Pop culture has come a long way since “Father Knows Best.” That sitcom title alone would trigger Woke Nation now. Modern fathers are often depicted as either boobs (“The Simpsons,” “Family Guy”) or just plain unnecessary in pop culture. Consider “Onward” a massive course correction.  Pixar’s latest follows two brothers seeking a magical reunion with …

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- Christian Toto

The Way Back review Ben Affleck

Roller coaster rides have nothing on Ben Affleck. The Massachusetts native nabbed a Best Screenwriter Oscar for 1997’s “Good Will Hunting,” the film that kick-started his A-list career. He hung in that rarefied air until a series of flops sent him crashing down to earth. Does anyone remember “Gigli?” He licked his wounds, emerged as …

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- Barry Wurst

SWALLOW-review

Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ “Swallow” is the kind of movie you nervously watch through your fingers to block out the imagery … but you still keep on watching. It’s not a horror movie and, considering the plot, wisely avoids graphic imagery. Here’s what it’s about: Hunter (Haley Bennett) is married to Richie (Austin Stowell) and feeling insecure …

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- Christian Toto

Greed review Steve Coogan (1)

There’s a reason Mike Bloomberg couldn’t pull off a Trump-like takeover of the Democratic party. He’s lacking the charisma, the show biz panache, that Donald Trump boasts after decades in and around La La Land. Richard McCreadie has a similar problem in “Greed.” Steve Coogan’s character is a fashion mogul whose public image could use …

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- Christian Toto

come as you are review

Three horny guys hit the road for a “sure thing” but learn something about themselves along the way. Sound familiar? That’s the blueprint behind “Come As You Are,” but appearances are more than deceiving. The film’s main characters have various disabilities, and getting to their destination will take more than a pit stops. The core …

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- Christian Toto

invisible man elizabeth moss

“The Invisible Man?” More like “The Woman Trapped in The Invisible Man’s Mansion.” Yes, the latest take on the classic monster is oh, so 21st century in its gender swap pitch. We’re following the woman in the “Man’s” sick orbit, not the title character himself. The film’s big, bold metaphor doesn’t weigh down the story. …

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- Christian Toto

call of the wild review harrison ford

Few things connect with audiences like a devoted dog and his owner. Even the silly “Beethoven” franchise scores points on that front. What happens when that dog is comprised of ones and zeroes, not fur and flesh? It’s impossible to watch “The Call of the Wild” without asking that question over and again. The film’s …

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- Christian Toto

standing up falling down review billy crystal

We missed you, Billy. Comic actor Billy Crystal isn’t doing many movies these days, his string of smashes (“City Slickers”) and misfires (“Mr. Saturday Night”) in the rear view mirror. “Standing Up, Falling Down” gives Crystal the supporting role, but he dominates the indie comedy in more ways than one. He still can’t bully past …

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- Cassie Gill

Abby Lee Miller was giving us serious JoJo Siwa vibes in yet another throwback pic! The 'Dance Moms' star was rocking a retro side ponytail in the '70s era snap and fans were loving it.

- bshilliday

For 11 years Sarah Hyland played Haley Dunphy on ABC's 'Modern Family.' Now that the series has concluded, she can't wait for what's next in her career.

- Erin Silvia

Jessica Simpson took to Instagram to share funny past and present pics of herself being a 'housewife' and Kyle Richards was quick to leave an invitation for her to join her show 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'.

- Jason Brow

Despite their best efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus, some of the biggest worldwide names – like Colton Underwood, Tom Hanks, Prince Charles and more – have come down with the sickness.

- Cassie Gill

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Star Cast: ஹரிஷ் கல்யாண், தன்யா ஹோப், விவேக், அனுபமா குமார், சச்சு Director: கிருஷ்ணா மாரிமுத்து சென்னை: இந்தியில் வெளியாகி சூப்பர் ஹிட் ஆன விக்கி டோனரை, அப்படியே தமிழுக்கு அழைத்து வந்திருக்கிறார்கள். மக்களால் அதிகம் அறியப்படாத 'உயிரணு தானம்தான்'தான் கதை களம். வேலை தேடும் ஹரிஷ் கல்யாணுக்கு காதல் கிடைக்கிறது. அம்மா நடத்தும்

சென்னை: சிபி ராஜின் வால்டர் படம் குறித்து விமர்சித்துள்ள போஸ்டர் பக்கிரி படத்தை டார் டாராய் கிழித்து தொங்கவிட்டுள்ளார். அன்பரசன் இயக்கத்தில் சிபிராஜ், ஷிரின் காஞ்வாலா, நட்டி நட்ராஜ், சமுத்திரகனி நடிப்பில் வெளியாகி இருக்கும் படம் 'வால்டர்'. குழந்தை கடத்தல் மற்றும் அதற்கு பின்னணியில் நடக்கும் மோசடிகளை சொல்லும் படமாக உருவாகியிருக்கிறது வால்டர். படம் குறித்து பலரும் தங்களின் விமர்சனங்களை தெரிவித்து வருகின்றனர்.  

குழந்தை கடத்தல் கும்பலுக்குப் பின் இருக்கும் அரசியல்வாதியையும் மருத்துவ பிராடுகளையும் சொல்கிறது வால்டர்! போலீஸ் அதிகாரி சிபிராஜும், ஷிரின் காஞ்ச்வாலாவும் காதலர்கள். ஊரை மொத்தமாக தன் கன்ட்ரோலில் வைத்திருக்கிறார் எம்.எல்.ஏ, பவா செல்லத்துரை. இந்நிலையில், நகரில் பிறந்த குழந்தைகள் அடிக்கடி காணாமல் போக, இதற்கு பின்னால் ஏதோ சதி இருக்கிறது என்பதை கண்டுபிடிக்கிறார் சிபிராஜ். அதைத்

நடிகர்கள் : ஜீவா, நடாஷா சிங், லால் ஜோஷ்இயக்கம்: ராஜுமுருகன் மதக்கலவரத்தால் பிரியும் நாடோடி இசைக் கலைஞனும் இஸ்லாமிய வஹிதாவும் இணைந்தார்களா என்பதுதான் ஜிப்ஸி! காஷ்மீரில் இந்து தந்தைக்கும், முஸ்லீம் தாய்க்கும் பிறக்கும் குழந்தையை, நாடோடி ஒருவர் ஜிப்ஸி (ஜீவா) என்று பெயரிட்டு வளர்க்கிறார். ஊர் ஊராகப் பயணம் செய்யும் நாடோடி இசைக் கலைஞன் ஜிப்ஸி,

நடிகர்கள்: வரலட்சுமி, ரமேஷ் திலக், அர்ஜாய்இயக்கம்: மனோஜ்குமார் நடராஜன் காட்டுக்குள் வாழும் பழங்குடியினரின் வீடுகள் தீக்கிரையாக, அதற்குப் பின் இருக்கும் கார்ப்பரேட்டின் சூழ்ச்சியை வெளிக்கொண்டு வரும், வெல்வட் நகரம். காட்டுக்குள் இருக்கும் பழங்குடியினரை அங்கிருந்து காலி செய்ய நினைக்கிறது காப்பரேட் நிறுவனம் ஒன்று. மறுக்க, தீக்கிரையாகிறது அந்தப் பகுதி. அதுபற்றிய ரகசிய டாக்குமென்ட், நடிகையும் சுற்றுச்சூழல் ஆர்வலருமான கஸ்தூரிக்கு கிடைக்கிறது.  

நடிப்பு: துல்கர் சல்மான், ரிது வர்மா, கவுதம் வாசுதேவ் மேனன்இயக்குனர்: தேசிங் பெரியசாமி சென்னை: ஆன்லைன் அதிர்ச்சி மோசடியும் அதிரவைக்கும் சுவாரஸ்ய காதலும்தான், கண்ணும் கண்ணும் கொள்ளையடித்தால்! ஹைடெக் தொழில்நுட்பத்தை கொண்டு, மோசடியில் ஈடுபடுபவர்கள், நண்பர்களான துல்கர் சல்மானும், ரக்‌ஷனும். துல்கருக்கு ரிதுவர்மா மீது காதல். ரக்‌ஷனுக்கு ரிதுவின் தோழி, நிரஞ்சனி அகத்தியன் மீது காதல்.

போலி திருமண சான்றிதழ் தயாரித்து, ஒரு குடும்பத்தை அழிக்கும் கும்பலை, பழிவாங்கும் ஹீரோ என்ன மாற்றத்தை கொண்டு வருகிறார் என்பதுதான் திரெளபதி. மனைவி திரெளபதி, மனைவியின் தங்கை லட்சுமி ஆகியோரை கொன்ற குற்றத்துக்காக சிறையில் அடைக்கப்படும் ரிச்சர்ட், ஜாமினில் வெளியே வருகிறார். சென்னைக்கு வரும் அவர் வடசென்னையில் உள்ள சார் பதிவாளர் அலுவலகத்தில் சைக்கிளில் டீ

நடிகர்கள்: நட்டி, அனன்யா, லால்,இயக்கம்: ஜெகன் ராஜசேகர் சென்னை: கொடூர தாதாவிடம் இருந்து, தனது பத்து வயது மகனை, அமைதியான நட்டி எப்படி காப்பாற்றுகிறார் என்கிற சிங்கம்- மான் கதைதான், காட்ஃபாதர். தான் உண்டு, தன் வேலையுண்டு என்று மனைவி அனன்யா, மகன் அஸ்வத்துடன் அமைதியான வாழ்க்கையை வாழ்ந்து வருபவர் நட்டி. சின்ன பிரச்னை என்றாலும்

நடிகர்கள்: பாரதிராஜா, நட்சத்திரா, மவுனிகா இயக்கம்: பாரதிராஜா சென்னை: வாழ்வை முடித்துக்கொள்ள நினைக்கும் இளம் பெண்ணுக்கும் வாழ்ந்து முடிந்தவருக்குமான நட்பு பயணம்தான், மீண்டும் ஒரு மரியாதை. லண்டனில் செட்டிலாகிவிட்ட மகன், கிராமத்து அப்பா பாரதிராஜாவையும் அம்மா மவுனிகாவையும் அங்கு அழைத்துச் செல்கிறான். அங்குள்ள கலாசாரம் முற்றிலும் வேறாக இருக்கிறது. மவுனிகா எதிர்பாராமல் இறக்கிறார். பிறகு அப்பாவை,

நடிகர்கள்: ஶ்ரீராம், முருகதாஸ், சாயாதேவி இயக்கம்: போஸ் வெங்கட் ஆணவக் கொலைகளுக்கு அரிவாள் தீட்டும் அப்பாவுக்கு மகன் சொல்கிற வன்முறை பாடம்தான், கன்னி மாடம். சென்னையில் ஆட்டோ ஓட்டும் ஶ்ரீராமும் முருகதாஸும் உறவினர்கள். ஊரில் வசதியாக வாழ்ந்த இவர்கள் இங்கு ஆட்டோ ஓட்டுவதற்கு பின்னணியில், பிளாஷ்பேக் ஒன்று இருக்கிறது. ஒரு நாள் அதிகாலையில் ஶ்ரீராமின் ஆட்டோவில்

சென்னை: இயக்குனர் கார்த்திக் நரேன் இயக்கத்தில் நடிகர் அருண் விஜய் நடிப்பில் இன்று காலை வெளியான மாஃபியா படம் கலவையான விமர்சனங்களை பெற்று வருகிறது. இயக்குனர் கார்த்திக் நரேன் பெரிய போராட்டத்திற்கு இடையில் தன்னுடைய இரண்டாவது படைத்தை திரைக்கு கொண்டு வந்துள்ளார். இவரின் முதல் படமான துருவங்கள் பதினாறு பெரிய அளவில் கவனம் ஈர்த்து வரவேற்பை பெற்றது.

நடிகர்கள்: கே.ராஜூ, சுகுமார் சண்முகம், சுபா.முத்துக்குமார் இயக்குனர்: பிரியா கிருஷ்ணசாமி சென்னை: உடல் நிலை முடியாமல் ஓய்ந்துபோன தந்தையை, ஓரமாக வைக்கும் மகன், ஊர் வழக்கப்படி எடுக்கும் அந்த அபாய, அதிர்ச்சி முடிவுதான், பாரம்! வாட்ச்மேன் வேலைப் பார்த்துக்கொண்டு தனது வாழ்க்கையை கழித்துக் கொண்டிருக்கிறார் வயதான கருப்பசாமி.  

நடிகர்கள்: 'ஹிப்ஹாப்' ஆதி, ஐஸ்வர்யா மேனன், கே.எஸ்.ரவிக்குமார் இயக்கம்: ராணா சென்னை: கொலைவெறி தாதாக்களிடம் கோக்குமாக்காகச் சிக்கிக்கொளும் சிரிப்புப் பிரச்னை கொண்ட ஹீரோ, அவர்களிடம் இருந்து எப்படி மீள்கிறார் என்பதுதான், 'நான் சிரித்தால்' ஹீரோ ஆதிக்கு விசித்திர பிரச்னை. அழ வேண்டிய இடத்தில் சிரிப்பு வந்துவிடும். பதட்டமானாலோ, ஓவர் கவலையானாலோ, சிரிக்க ஆரம்பித்துவிடுவார் கண்டபடி. இதனாலேயே

நடிகர்கள்: அசோக் செல்வன், ரித்திகா சிங், விஜய் சேதுபதி இயக்கம்: அஸ்வத் மாரிமுத்து தோழியை காதலித்து திருமணம் செய்யும் ஹீரோவுக்கு வெறுக்கிறது வாழ்க்கை. அவருக்கு இன்னொரு சான்ஸ் கிடைத்தால் என்ன என்பதுதான் ஓ மை கடவுளே! அசோக் செல்வன், ரித்திகா சிங், ஷாரா மூவரும் பள்ளிக்காலத்து தோழர்கள். படிப்பதில் இருந்து பப்புக்கு போவதுவரை சேர்ந்துதான் செல்வார்கள்.

சென்னை : நடிகர் ஜீவா தமிழ் சினிமாவிற்கு எப்போது ரீஎன்ட்ரி கொடுப்பார் எப்போது அவருக்கு நல்ல படம் அமையும் என்று தமிழ் சினிமா ரசிகர்கள் காத்திருக்கும் தருனத்தில் வெளியாகியிருக்கும் படம் தான் சீறு .முழுக்க முழுக்க ஆக்ஷ்ன் படமாக உருவாகி இருக்கும் படம் தான் சீறு . இயக்குனர் ரத்னசிவா இயகத்தில் உருவாகி இருக்கிறது ,படத்தின்

சென்னை : ஒரு அழகான கிராமம் அதில் ஒரு அழகான குடும்பம் சரத்குமார், ராதிகா மற்றும் அவர்களின் குழந்தைகள் மற்றும் சரத்குமார் அண்ணன் அவரை ஒருவர் வெட்டி விடுகின்றனர். வயலிலே அவர் விழுந்து கிடக்கிறார் வெட்டப்பட்ட அரிவாளை சரத்குமார் மகன் எடுக்கிறான். சரத்குமார் மற்றும் ராதிகா குழந்தைகளுடன் கோவிலுக்கு செல்கின்றனர். அச்சமயம் சரத்குமார் மகன் சரத்குமாரிடம் வந்து

சென்னை: நாடோடிகள் படம் 2009ல் வெளியாகி மாபெரும் வெற்றி அடைந்தது .இந்த படத்தின் இரண்டாம் பாகத்தை இயக்குனர் சமுத்திரகணி எடுக்க போகிறார் என்ற அறிவிப்பு வந்தவுடனே ரசிகர்களுக்கு உற்சாகமாகிவிட்டது ,ஒன்றறை ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பே வெளியாகி இருக்க வேண்டிய இந்த படம் மிக தாமாதமாக தற்போது தான் வெளியாகி இருக்கிறது . நடிகர் சமுத்திரகணிக்கும் இயக்குனர் சமுத்திரகணிக்கும் பெரிய

சென்னை: திருச்செந்தூர் பெண்ணை மும்பைக்கு கடத்தும் அசைன்மென்ட்டை ஹீரோ அசால்டாக முடித்தாரா இல்லையா என்பதுதான், டகால்டி. மும்பையில், டகால்டி வேலை செய்யும் சந்தானமும் யோகிபாபுவும் நண்பர்கள். ஒரு தொழில் தவறு காரணமாக, ராதாரவியிடம் மாட்டும் சந்தானம், தப்பிக்கும் முயற்சியில் அங்கு புகைப்படத்தில் இருக்கும் பெண்ணைத் தனக்குத் தெரியும் என்று பொய் சொல்கிறார். கோடீஸ்வர கிரியேட்டர் அசோக்

நடிகர்கள்:அபி சரவணன்,வெண்பா,நரேன்,அப்புக்குட்டி இசை: ராஜ பவதாரணி இயக்கம்: அசோக் தியாகராஜன் சென்னை : அறிமுக இயக்குனரான அசோக் தியாகராஜன் இயக்கி தயாரித்து இருக்கும் படம் தான் மாயநதி .இந்த படத்தில் அபிசரவணன் ,வெண்பா,அப்புக்குட்டி ,ஆடுகளம் நரேன் ஆகியோர் முக்கிய வேடங்களில் நடித்து இருக்கின்றனர் . அப்பா மகள் பாசம் அம்மா இல்லாத மகளை அன்போடு வளர்க்கிறார்

சென்னை: முப்பத்தைந்து வருஷத்துக்கு முன் உயிரிழந்த ரவுடிக்கு மீண்டும் உயிர் கொடுத்தால் அவர் என்ன செய்கிறார் என்பதுதான் டிஸ்கோ ராஜா. லடாக்கில், டிரெக்கிங் செல்லும் இளைஞர்கள், 35 வருடத்துக்கு முன் உறைந்த உடல் ஒன்றை மீட்கிறார்கள். அதை லேப் ஒன்றுக்கு அனுப்ப, அதை பரிசோதனை எலியாகப் பயன்படுத்த நினைக்கிறார் மருத்துவர். 'சப்ஜெக்டான' இந்த உடலுக்கு மீண்டும்

நடிகர்கக்ள் : வைபவ், நந்திதா ஸ்வேதா , யோகி பாபு, பாண்டியராஜன், கலைராணி இயக்கம் : யுவராஜ் சுப்பிரமணி இசை : விஷால் சந்திரசேகர் சென்னை : டாணாகாரன் என்றால் போலீஸ்காரன். டாணாகாரன் வாழ்ந்த ஊரில் தலைமுறை தலைமுறையாக வாழ்ந்து வருகிறார் பாண்டியராஜன் அவரது மனைவி உமா பத்மநாபன். இவர்களது அன்பு மகன் தான் வைபவ்.இவர்கள்

நடிகர்கள்: ஜார்ஜ் மேக்கே, லான்ஸ் கார்போரல் இயக்கம்: சாம் மென்டஸ் சென்னை: போர் பற்றிய படங்கள் என்றாலே, ஹாலிவுட்காரர்களுக்கு அல்வா சாப்பிடுவது மாதிரி அவ்வளவு ஆனந்தம். எத்தனை படம் எடுத்தாலும் அத்தனையிலும் மிரட்டுகிறார்கள். கடந்த சில வருடங்களுக்கு முன் வந்த டன்கிர்க், டார்க்கஸ்ட் ஹவர், த கிங், எ ஹிடன் லைப் உட்பட எந்த போர்

சென்னை : சைக்கோ படத்தின் முன்னோட்டத்தில் இருந்தே தெரிந்து விட்டது . இதற்கு முன் வந்த மிஷ்கின் படங்களின் எதிர்பார்ப்பை விட இந்த படத்தின் வெளியீட்டிற்காக தான் பல ரசிகர்கள் மிகவும் ஆர்வமாய் காத்து இருந்தனர் .அவர்களின் எதிர்பார்ப்புக்கு இடையே படம் தற்போது வெளியாகி இருக்கிறது . சைக்கோ படத்தை மிஷ்கின் இயக்கி இருக்கிறார் .இந்த படத்தில்

பிக் பாஸ் சென்று நல்ல பெயருடன் திரும்பிய சேரனுக்கு ராஜாவுக்கு செக் படமும் நல்ல கம்பேக்கை கொடுத்து உள்ளது .மேலும் நீண்ட நாட்களுக்கு பின் கனா கானும் காலங்கள் இர்ஃபானும் முக்கிய கதாபாத்திரம் ஒன்றில் நடித்து இருக்கிறார் . சேரனும் அவரது மனைவியும் குடும்ப சூழ்நிலை, கருத்து வேறுபாடு என்று பிரிந்து வாழ்கின்றனர். பல வருடங்களாக

அப்பாவை கொன்றவர்களை பழிவாங்க துடிக்கும் மகனின் கதை என்ற அர்த்த பழசான ஒன் லைன் வைத்து கொண்டு தற்காப்பு கலை , தமிழனின் பெருமை, பாரம்பரியம் என்று கமெற்சியல் ட்ரீட்மெண்ட் கொடுத்து எடுக்கப்பட்ட கதை தான் பட்டாசு. பொங்கலான இன்று பட்டாஸ் படம் வெளியாகி இருக்கிறது .பட்டாஸ் படம் மிகுந்த எதிர்பார்ப்புக்கு இடையில் வெளியாகி இருக்கும்

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  ഹിന്ദു മിത്തോളജി പ്രകാരം നാല് യുഗങ്ങളിൽ ഏറ്റവും അവസാനത്തെ യുഗമാണ് കലിയുഗം. നന്മയും തിന്മയും തമ്മിലുള്ള യുദ്ധമാണ് പ്രധാനമായും കലിയുഗത്തിൽ പറയപ്പെടുന്നത്. ഈ ഒരു ആശയം പറയുന്ന ഒരുപാട് സിനിമകളും സീരീസുകളും ഇറങ്ങിയിട്ടുമുണ്ട്. ഇതിൽ ഏറ്റവും പുതിയതാണ് വൂട്ട് സെലെക്ടിന്റെ ഹിന്ദി സീരിസായ അസുർ: വെൽകം ടു യുവർ ഡാർക്ക് സൈഡ്. ഒരു തവണ കണ്ടിരിക്കാവുന്ന നല്ലൊരു സൈക്കോ കില്ലർ സീരിസാണ് അസുർ.

റിയോ, ഡെൻവർ, ടോക്കിയോ, മോസ്കോ, ഹെൽസിങ്കി, നൈറോബി, ഓസ്‌ലോ, ലിസ്ബൺ, ബെർലിൻ, തുടങ്ങിയ പേരുകൾ നെറ്റ്ഫ്ലിക്സ് ആരാധകർക്കു വെറും സ്ഥലപ്പേരുകൾ മാത്രം അല്ല. ഇവയെല്ലാം പ്രൊഫെസ്സരുടെ അരുമശിഷ്യന്മാരാണ്. ലോകോത്തര മികച്ച സീരീസുകളിൽ ഒന്നായ മണി ഹൈസ്റ്റിലെ കഥാപാത്രങ്ങളാണ്. മികച്ച സീരീസുകളുടെ ലിസ്റ്റിൽ മുൻപന്തിൽ തന്നെയാണ് മണി ഹൈസ്റ്റ്. കൊറോണക്കാലത്ത് കൺകുളിർക്കെ കണ്ടു ത്രില്ലടിക്കാൻ മാത്രമുണ്ട് ഈ എട്ട് എപ്പിസോഡുകൾ നിറഞ്ഞ സീസൺ 4

കൊറോണകാരണം ഒറ്റിറ്റി പ്ലാറ്റുഫോമുകൾക് നല്ല ചാകരയാണ്. വീട്ടിലിരുന്നു പ്രാന്തെടുക്കുന്ന ജനങ്ങൾ ടീവിയെക്കാളും കൂടുതൽ മുൻഗണന കൊടുക്കുന്നത് ആമസോൺ പ്രൈം, നെറ്റ്ഫ്ലിക്സ്, ഹോട്ട്സ്റ്റാർ മുതലായ പ്ലാറ്റുഫോമുകൾക്കാണ്. അത് മറ്റൊന്നും കൊണ്ടല്ല വ്യത്യസ്തമായതും കണ്ടുമടുത്തതും അല്ലാത്ത സിനിമകളും സീരീസുകളും ഉള്ളത്കൊണ്ട് തന്നെയാണ്. മുൻപ് പറഞ്ഞ പ്ലാറ്റുഫോമുകൾ അല്ലാതെ വേറെയും ഒരുപാടെണ്ണം ഓണ്ലൈനിൽ ഉണ്ട്. അത്തരത്തിൽ തെലുഗു സിനിമയും സീരിസും

മനുഷ്യ രാശിയുടെ അന്തകനായി അവതരിച്ച കൊറോണ വൈറസിന്റെ വ്യാപനം എല്ലാ ലോകരാഷ്രങ്ങളും വളരെ ഭയത്തോടെ നോക്കിക്കാണുന്ന സമയമാണ്. സാമൂഹികമായും സാമ്പത്തികമായും രാജ്യങ്ങളെ തളർത്തികൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്ന ഈ വൈറസ്, മറ്റു മേഖലകളെ പോലെ സിനിമ മേഖലയിലും ഒരു വിനാശകാരിയായ വീശിക്കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുകയാണ്. സമ്പർക്കത്തിലൂടെ പകരുന്ന കൊറോണയെ ഭയന്ന് എല്ലാ സിനിമ പ്രദർശനവും നിർമാണവും നിർത്തിവച്ചിരിക്കുകയാണ്. ജനങ്ങളോട് വീടിനു പുറത്തിറങ്ങരുതെന്ന് പറയപ്പെടുന്ന

സോംബി എന്ന പദത്തിന് ഓളം മലയാളം ഡിക്ഷണറി കൊടുക്കുന്ന അർത്ഥം ജീവച്ഛവം, വേതാളം, മൃതദേഹം എന്നിങ്ങനെയാണ്. ഒരു സിനിമാസ്വാദകൻ എങ്ങനെയും കേട്ട ഈ പദത്തിന് വ്യക്തമായ ഒരു അർത്ഥം കൊടുത്തത് ട്രെയിൻ ടു ബുസാൻ, വേൾഡ് വാർ z, റസിഡന്റ് ഈവിൾ, ദി ഡഡ് മുതലായ സിനിമകളാണ്. വൈറസ് ബാധിച്ച മനുഷ്യൻ മറ്റു മനുഷ്യരെ കടിച്ചു

കഴിഞ്ഞയാഴ്ച്ച മൂന്ന് മലയാള പടങ്ങളാണ് പുറത്തിറങ്ങിയത്. പക്ഷെ മൂന്നു ചിത്രങ്ങൾക്കും ആള് നന്നെ കുറവ്. ഇക്കാരണത്താൽ തിയേറ്ററുകളിൽ പ്രദർശനങ്ങൾ തുടരെ മുടങ്ങുകയാണ്. ഈ നിരാശയിലാണ് പച്ചമാങ്ങ പ്രദർശിപ്പിക്കുന്ന തിയേറ്ററിൽ ചെന്നത്. അപ്പോൾ അവിടെയുണ്ട് ദാ അത്യാവശ്യം ആള്. ഷോയൊന്നും ഇതുവരെ മുടങ്ങിയിട്ടില്ലെന്ന് ടിക്കറ്റ് കീറുന്ന ചേട്ടന്റെ സാക്ഷ്യപത്രം. അടിപൊളി.   എല്ലാം കൂടി നൂറ്റൊന്ന് മിനിറ്റ് ദൈർഘ്യമേ ഉള്ളൂ എന്നത് വല്യ ഹൈലൈറ്റ്.

'വൺ മാൻ എഗൈൻസ്റ്റ് എ ഹോൾ നേഷൻ' എന്ന ക്യാപ്‌ഷനുമായിട്ടായിരുന്നു ബാഗി 3 -യുടെ കിടിലൻ ട്രെയിലർ വന്നിരുന്നത്. തിയേറ്ററിൽ വച്ച് അത് പലവട്ടം കണ്ടപ്പോഴും ഇത്തരം സിനിമകളുടെ ഒരു ആരാധകനായ എനിക്ക് ശരിക്കും രോമാഞ്ചംതന്നെ വന്നു. ഇന്ത്യൻ സിനിമ ഇതുവരെകാണാത്ത തരം ഇടിവെട്ട് മൊതലാണ് വരാൻ പോവുന്നത് എന്നൊരു തോന്നലുണ്ടാവുകയും ചെയ്തു. ആ ഒരു എക്സൈറ്റ്മെന്റോടു

ഐൻ എന്ന സിനിമയിലൂടെ 2014 -ൽ നാഷണൽ അവാർഡ് ജൂറിയുടെ അഭിനയത്തിനുള്ള പ്രത്യേക പരാമർശം നേടിയ നടനാണ് മുസ്തഫ. അദ്ദേഹം ആദ്യമായി സംവിധായകക്കുപ്പായമണിയുന്ന സിനിമ 'കപ്പേള' ഇന്ന് തിയേറ്ററിലെത്തി . അന്ന ബെൻ, ശ്രീനാഥ് ഭാസി, റോഷൻ മാത്യു എന്നിവർ പ്രധാനവേഷത്തിൽ എത്തുന്ന കപ്പേളയുടെ രചന നടത്തിയിരിക്കുന്നതും മുസ്തഫ തന്നെയാണ്. കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുമ്പോള് രസമാണ് എന്തായാലും  

"ഭൂമിയിലെ മനോഹര സ്വകാര്യം" എന്നൊക്കെ ഈ എ ഡി രണ്ടായിരത്തി ഇരുപതാം ആണ്ടിൽ ആരെങ്കിലും ഒരു മലയാള സിനിമയ്ക്ക് പേരിടുമോ എന്ന് നമ്മൾ സംശയിക്കും. എന്നാൽ സംശയം വേണ്ട. അങ്ങനെയും സിനിമയ്ക്ക് നാമകരണം ചെയ്യാം എന്നാണ് സംവിധായകനായ ഷൈജു അന്തിക്കാടും നിർമാതാവ് രാജീവ് കുമാറും പറയുന്നത്. അവരുടെ സൃഷ്ടി അവരുടെ സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യം. സംഭവം തിയേറ്ററിൽ എത്തിയിട്ടുണ്ട്.   മൊത്തത്തിൽ നോക്കിയാൽ കുറേക്കൂടി നന്നാക്കാമായിരുന്ന ഒരു സിനിമ എന്ന് അടിവര.

മായാമോഹിനി, ശൃംഗാരവേലൻ, മാട്ടുപ്പെട്ടി മച്ചാൻ തുടങ്ങിയ ഹെവിഡോസ് കോമഡി സിനിമകളുടെ സംവിധായകൻ ആയ ജോസ് തോമസിന്റെ പുതിയ സിനിമ ആണ് ഇഷ. മേല്പറഞ്ഞ സിനിമകളുടെ ക്രെഡിറ്റ് പോസ്റ്ററിൽ വച്ച് തന്നെയാണ് ഇഷ മാർക്കറ്റ് ചെയ്യാൻ ശ്രമിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്. കോമഡിയിൽ നിന്നും ട്രാക്ക് മാറ്റിയ സംവിധായകൻ ഹൊറർ ജോണറിലേക്ക് തിരിഞ്ഞിരിക്കുന്നു എന്നതാണ് ഇഷയെ സംബന്ധിച്ച സുവിശേഷം.

കണ്ണും കണ്ണും കൊള്ളയടിച്ചാൽ കാതൽ എന്നാണ് അർത്ഥമെന്ന് പണ്ട് വൈരമുത്തുവും മണിരത്നവും എആർ റഹ്മാനും തിരുടാ തിരുടായിൽ പറഞ്ഞിട്ടുണ്ട് എന്നാൽ അതിന് കാതൽ എന്നല്ല, അല്ലെങ്കിൽ കാതൽ എന്നുമാത്രമല്ല അർത്ഥമെന്ന് കണ്ണും കണ്ണും കൊള്ളയടിത്താൽ എന്ന ചിത്രത്തിലൂടെ ദേഷിങ്‌ പെരിയസാമി എന്ന സംവിധായകനും ദുൽഖർ സൽമാനും തെളിയിക്കുന്നു. കണ്ണും കണ്ണും കൊള്ളൈയടിത്താൽ വിഷ്വൽ ഫെസ്റ്റിവൽ എന്ന് അടിവര

അങ്കമാലി ഡയറീസ് ഇറങ്ങിയിട്ട് കൃത്യം മൂന്നു കൊല്ലമായി. എന്നിട്ടും ടിറ്റോ, ശരത് എന്നീ നടന്മാർ ആ സിനിമയിലെ പേരിൽത്തന്നെ ഇപ്പോഴും അറിയപ്പെടുന്നത് ആ ക്യാരക്റ്ററുകളുടെ ബലം കൊണ്ടാണല്ലോ എന്ന കാര്യം ലവ് എഫ്എം എന്ന പടം കണ്ടപ്പോൾ ഓർത്തു. അര മണിക്കൂർ മുൻപ് കണ്ട സിനിമയുടെ റിവ്യൂ എഴുതാനായി പലപ്പോഴും പത്തിരുപത് പ്രാവശ്യമൊക്കെ ഗൂഗിൾ റെഫർ

ഫോറൻസിക് എന്ന ഗംഭീരമായ പേര്. ഇടിവെട്ട് ട്രെയിലർ. ഇവയെല്ലാം സമ്മാനിച്ച വൻ പ്രതീക്ഷകളോടെയാണ് ടൊവിനോയുടെ ഈ വർഷത്തെ ആദ്യ സിനിമ കാണാൻ ഇന്ന് തിയേറ്ററിലെത്തിയത്. സംഗതി കൊള്ളാം. പ്രതീക്ഷകൾ അസ്ഥാനത്താക്കാത്ത നിർമ്മിതി. ഫോറൻസിക് ഹൈ വോൾട്ടേജ് എന്ന് അടിവര  

മണിരത്‌നം എന്ന ബ്രാൻഡ് നെയിമിന്റെ സ്വാധീനം ഇന്ത്യൻ സിനിമയിൽ ഒരുകാലത്ത് അസാമാന്യമായ ഒന്നായിരുന്നു. വളരെ ഉത്തരവാദിത്തരഹിതമായി കൈകാര്യം ചെയ്ത് പുള്ളി തന്നെ അതിനെ കാലക്രമേണ നാനാവിധമാക്കി. മണിയുടെ നിർമ്മാണ കമ്പനിയായ മദ്രാസ് ടാക്കീസിന്റെ പുതിയ സിനിമ 'വാനം കൊട്ടട്ടും' കണ്ടപ്പോൾ അതാണ് ഓർത്തത്. വാഴ വെട്ടട്ടും എന്ന് അടിവര

ജീവിതത്തിലെ ഏറ്റവും നിർണായകമായൊരു സന്ദർഭത്തിൽ വെച്ച് ഒന്നോ രണ്ടോ കൊല്ലം 'റീവൈൻഡ്' ചെയ്ത് പുതിയ ജീവിതം തുടങ്ങാൻ ദൈവം നേരിട്ട് ഇറങ്ങിവന്നൊരു സെക്കൻഡ് ചാൻസ് തന്നാൽ എങ്ങനെയിരിക്കും! പൊളിയായിരിക്കും അല്ലേ! അശ്വന്ത് മാരിമുത്തു എന്ന പുതുമുഖ സംവിധായകന്റെ 'ഓ മൈ കടവുളേ' എന്ന സിനിമ നല്ലൊരു എന്റർടൈനറായി മാറുന്നത് മേല്പറഞ്ഞ ഫാന്റസി എലമെന്റിനെ ഭംഗിയായി അതിൽ

ലോകസിനിമ മൊത്തത്തിൽ എടുത്താലും ഏറ്റവും ഗാംഭീര്യമുള്ള ഒരു ബ്രാൻഡ് നെയിമാണ് ഗോഡ്ഫാദർ. ആ പേരിൽ ഒരു തമിഴ് സിനിമ പ്രദർശനത്തിനെത്തുമ്പോൾ സ്വാഭാവികമായും ഒരു കൗതുകമുണ്ടാവും. ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് നാമധേയങ്ങളുള്ള തമിഴ് സിനിമകൾക്ക് തമിഴ്‌നാട്ടിൽ എന്തൊക്കെയോ നികുതി പ്രശ്നങ്ങൾ ഉള്ളതിന്റെ പേരിൽ വമ്പൻ ബാനറുകളും താരങ്ങളും വരെ ഇത്തരം പേരുകൾ മനഃപൂർവം ഒഴിവാക്കുന്ന സാഹചര്യത്തിൽ പ്രത്യേകിച്ചും.

സിനിമാ ആസ്വാദനത്തിൽ സംവിധായകന്റെ ജനന സർട്ടിഫിക്കറ്റ് നിർണായകമായ ഘടകമല്ല. പക്ഷെ 2016 -ൽ ധ്രുവങ്ങൾ 16 എന്ന സിനിമ ശ്രദ്ധേയമായപ്പോൾ അതിന് കൂടുതൽ കൗതുകം പകർന്നത് സംവിധായകനായ കാർത്തിക് നരേൻ ഇരുപത്തൊന്ന് വയസുകാരനാണെന്ന കാരണം കൊണ്ടായിരുന്നു. അതിന് ശേഷം നരകാസൂരൻ എന്ന പേരിൽ കാർത്തിക് സിനിമ ചെയ്തു. എന്നാൽ നിർമാതാവായ ഗൗതം മേനോന്റെ സാമ്പത്തിക പ്രതിസന്ധികൾ

വെടിവഴിപാട് എന്ന ഒറ്റ ഐറ്റത്തിലൂടെ മലയാളസിനിമയിൽ തന്റെ സാന്നിധ്യം കതിനാവെടി പൊട്ടിച്ചറിയിച്ച സംവിധായകനാണ് ശംഭു പുരുഷോത്തമൻ. ഇഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടവർക്ക് ഗംഭീരമായി കേറിക്കൊളുത്തുകയും സദാചാരസമ്പന്നർ അയ്യേന്നും പറഞ്ഞ് തീണ്ടാപാടകലത്തിൽ നിർത്തുകയും ചെയ്ത ഒരു വെടിച്ചില്ല് ഐറ്റമായിരുന്നു വെടിവഴിപാട്. ആറുകൊല്ലത്തിന്ന് ശേഷം ശംഭു മച്ചാൻ അടുത്ത ഇടിവെട്ട് ഐറ്റവുമായി അവതരിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു. പാപം ചെയ്യാത്തവർ കല്ലെറിയട്ടെ! ശംഭു പുരുഷോത്തമന്റെ ക്ലീന്‍ എന്‍ടെയ്‌നര്‍ ചിത്രമാണ് പാപം ചെയ്യാത്തവര്‍ കല്ലെറിയട്ടെ.

എട്ടുവർഷത്തെ ഇടവേളയ്ക്ക് ശേഷം അൻവർ റഷീദ് സംവിധാനം ചെയ്യുന്ന ട്രാൻസ് പ്രേക്ഷകരുടെ ഏറെ നാളത്തെ കാത്തിരിപ്പിന് ശേഷം ഇന്ന് തിയേറ്ററിൽ എത്തി. ട്രയിലറിലും ഗാനരംഗങ്ങളിലും ഒന്നും സിനിമയുടെ കണ്ടന്റ് എന്താവുമെന്നതിനെ കുറിച്ചു നേരിയ സൂചനപോലും പിന്നണിക്കാർ നൽകിയിരുന്നില്ല. ആയതിനാൽ വൻ പ്രതീക്ഷയോടെയാണ് പ്രേക്ഷകർ ആദ്യഷോയ്ക്ക് തിയേറ്ററിൽ കയറിയത്.   കൂടുതലൊന്നും പ്രതീക്ഷിച്ച് കേറണ്ട എന്ന് അടിവര

ഞങ്ങൾ മൂന്നുപേർക്ക് വേണ്ടിയാണ് വെള്ളിയാഴ്ച ഉരിയാട്ട് എന്ന സിനിമ മലപ്പുറം മല്ലികയിൽ പ്രദർശിപ്പിച്ചത്. ഞങ്ങൾ എന്നുപറയുമ്പോൾ ഒപ്പം ചെന്നവർ ഒന്നുമല്ല. ഞാൻ ചെന്നപ്പോഴേക്ക് സിനിമ തുടങ്ങിയിരുന്നു. ഷോ ഉണ്ടോ എന്ന് ചോദിച്ചപ്പോൾ രണ്ട് പേർ ഓൾറെഡി കയറിയിട്ടുണ്ടെന്ന് പറഞ്ഞ് കൗണ്ടറിലെ പെൺകുട്ടി ടിക്കറ്റ് തരികയായിരുന്നു. സ്വഭാവികമായും ആ തിയേറ്റർ മാനേജ്‌മെന്റിനോട് ആദരവ് തോന്നി. അൻപത് സീറ്റ്‌ മാത്രമുള്ള

വാലന്റൈൻസ് ഡേ പ്രമാണിച്ച് തെന്നിന്ത്യയെ ഇളക്കിമറിക്കാമെന്ന കണക്കുകൂട്ടലുമായാണ് പുതിയ വിജയ് ദേവർകൊണ്ട ചിത്രം 'വേൾഡ് ഫേമസ് ലവർ' പ്രദർശനത്തിന് എത്തിയത്. പേരിന്റെ കനത്തിനൊപ്പിച്ചു നാലു നായികമാരാണ് ദേവരകൊണ്ടയ്ക്ക് ഈ സിനിമയിൽ. രാശിഖന്ന, ഐശ്വര്യ രാജേഷ്, കാതറിൻ തെരേസ, ഇസബെല്ല എന്നിവർ ചിത്രത്തിൽ നായികമാരായുണ്ട്.   മൊത്തത്തിൽ പറയുമ്പോൾ കണ്ണീരും കിനാവും എന്ന് അടിവര

രത്ന ശിവ എന്ന സംവിധായകന്റെ ആദ്യത്തെ സിനിമ ഞാൻ കണ്ടിട്ടുണ്ട്. റെക്കൈ! (അർത്ഥം ചിറക്). നാലുകൊല്ലത്തിന് ശേഷം അദ്ദേഹം രണ്ടാമത്തെ സിനിമയുമായി വരുമ്പോൾ അതിന്റെ പേര് — ചീറ്! ഗർജ്ജനം എന്നർത്ഥം. വിജയ് സേതുപതിയും ലക്ഷ്മിമേനോനും അഭിനയിച്ച റെക്കൈ ഒരു മ്യുസിക്കൽ ലവ്‌ സ്റ്റോറി ആയിരുന്നെങ്കിൽ ജീവാ നായകനായെത്തുന്ന ചീറ് ആക്ഷൻ മസാലയാണ്. ഡി ഇമ്മാന്റെ

ദുൽഖർ ആദ്യമായി നിർമാതാവാകുന്ന സിനിമയാണ് 'വരനെ ആവശ്യമുണ്ട്'. സത്യൻ അന്തിക്കാടിന്റെ മകൻ അനൂപ് ആദ്യമായി സംവിധായകനാവുന്നു. പ്രിയദർശന്റെ മകൾ കല്യാണി ആദ്യമായി മലയാളത്തിൽ അഭിനയിക്കുന്നു. ശോഭനയും സുരേഷ് ഗോപിയും വളരെ നാളുകൾക്ക് ശേഷം തിരിച്ചുവരുന്നു — സിനിമയ്ക്ക് ഇങ്ങനെ സവിശേഷതകൾ നിരവധിയുണ്ട്. ഫ്രഷ്നസ് പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കാതെ പോയാൽ 'കൂൾ  – ഫീൽഗുഡ്' എൻറർടൈനർ എന്ന് അടിവര.

  മോഹിത് സൂരിയുടെ മലങ് ആരംഭിക്കുന്നത് നമ്മടെ അഞ്ചാം പാതിരയെ പോലൊരു അടിപൊളി ത്രില്ലർ സെറ്റപ്പിൽ ആണ്. ചക ചകാന്ന് കൊലപാതകങ്ങൾ. അതും പൊലീസുകാരെ തന്നെ. കോൾഡ് ബ്ലഡഡ് ആയി. പക്ഷെ, കൊലയാളി ആരാന്ന് അതിനും മുൻപേ തന്നെ നമ്മക്ക് കാണിച്ച് തരുന്നത് കൊണ്ട് ആ വകയിലുള്ള ത്രില്ലങ്ങ് പോകും . അപ്പോൾ നമ്മൾ കരുതും. ഇനിയങ്ങോട്ട്

മുള്ളിനെ മുള്ള് കൊണ്ടെടുക്കുക അല്ലെങ്കിൽ കടിച്ച പാമ്പിനെ വിളിച്ചുവരുത്തി വിഷമിറക്കിക്കുക.. എന്നൊക്കെ പറഞ്ഞ പോലെ ഒരു ഇടിവെട്ട് ഐറ്റമാണ് സച്ചിയുടെ "അയ്യപ്പനും കോശിയും" . മലയാളസിനിമ ഇന്നോളം നടത്തിയ ആണത്ത പ്രഘോഷണങ്ങളെയും പുരുഷാധിപത്യ പ്രമത്തതകളെയുമെല്ലാം അയ്യപ്പൻ , കോശി കുര്യൻ എന്നിങ്ങനെ രണ്ടു കൂറ്റൻ മെയിൽ ഷോവനിസ്റ്റ് കഥാപാത്രങ്ങളെ വച്ചു തന്നെ പൊളിച്ച് ദൂരെക്കളയുന്നു .. സിനിമയ്ക്കും പ്രേക്ഷകനും ഒരു ഷോക്ക് ട്രീറ്റ്‌മെന്റ് എന്ന് അടിവര

2017ರಲ್ಲಿ ತೆರೆ ಕಂಡ ''ಹಿಂದಿ ಮೀಡಿಯಂ'' ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಧ್ಯಮ ವರ್ಗದ ಕುಟುಂಬದವರು ತಮ್ಮ ಮಗುವನ್ನು ಹೈಫೈ ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮ ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ಸೇರಿಸಲು ಪಡುವ ಕಷ್ಟದ ಕಥೆ ಹೊಂದಿತ್ತು. ಭಾರತದ ಎಷ್ಟೋ ಮಂದಿ ದೈನಂದಿನ ಬದುಕಿಗೆ ಹತ್ತಿರವಾಗಿದ್ದ ಈ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಕಥೆ, ಇರ್ಫಾನ್ ಅಭಿನಯಕ್ಕೆ ಭಾರಿ ಪ್ರಶಂಸೆ ವ್ಯಕ್ತವಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಚಿತ್ರ ಕೂಡಾ ಬಾಕ್ಸಾಫೀಸ್ ಭಾರಿ ಸದ್ದು ಮಾಡಿತ್ತು. ಇದಾದ

ಜನವರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದ 'ಕಾಣದಂತೆ ಮಾಯವಾದನು' ಮತ್ತೆ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಚಿತ್ರಮಂದಿರಗಳ ಕೊರತೆಯಿಂದ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರಿಂದ ದೂರವಾಗಿದ್ದ ಸಿನಿಮಾವನ್ನು ಚಿತ್ರತಂಡ ಕತ್ತರಿ ಹಾಕಿದ್ದ ಒಂದಷ್ಟು ಹಾಸ್ಯ ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶಗಳನ್ನು ಸೇರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಪುನಃ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಮಾಡಿದೆ. ಫ್ಯಾಂಟಸಿ, ಸಸ್ಪೆನ್ಸ್, ಕೌತುಕತೆಗಳನ್ನು ಒಳಗೊಂಡ ಈ ಚಿತ್ರ ಹೊಸ ಅನುಭವ ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಡುತ್ತದೆ. ಚಿತ್ರದ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ವಿಮರ್ಶೆಯನ್ನು ಮುಂದೆ ಓದಿ... ಚಿತ್ರ: ಕಾಣದಂತೆ ಮಾಯವಾದನು ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ರಾಜ್

ಹಣ ಬೇಕು ಅಂದರೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾರು ಏನ್ ಬೇಕಾದರೂ ಮಾಡಲು ಸಿದ್ಧರಾಗಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಯಾವನ್ ಹೆಂಗ್ ಬೇಕಾದರು ಹಾಳಾಗಿ ಹೋಗಲಿ ಹಣ ಮಾಡೋಣ ಎನ್ನುವುದೆ ಮಾಯಾಬಜಾರ್ ಲೋಕದ ಯೋಚನೆ. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಎಮೋಷನ್, ಥ್ರಿಲ್ಲಿಂಗ್ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಮಿತವಾದ ಕಾಮಿಡಿ ಕೂಡ ಇದೆ. ಪವರ್ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ಪುನೀತ್ ರಾಜ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಮೂಡಿಬಂದ ಮಾಯಾಬಜಾರ್ ಗೆ ರಾಧಕೃಷ್ಣ ರೆಡ್ಡಿ ಚೊಚ್ಚಲ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ

'ಬ್ಲೂ ವೇಲ್' ಗೇಮ್ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಅಪಾಯಕಾರಿ ಆಟ. ಈ ಆಟದ ಚಟಕ್ಕೆ ಬಿದ್ದು ಅನೇಕರು ಪ್ರಾಣವನ್ನು ಕಳೆದುಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎಂದು ಕೇಳಿದ್ವಿ. ಅದೇ ಕಾನ್ಸೆಪ್ಟ್ ಮೂಲಕ ಮೂಡಿ ಬಂದಿರುವ ಚಿತ್ರವೇ ಮಾಯಾಕನ್ನಡಿ. ಬ್ಲೂ ವೇಲ್ ಆಟದಷ್ಟೇ ರೋಚಕ, ಕೌತುಕವಾಗಿ ಈ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಮೂಡಿ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಪೂರ್ತಿ ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಓದಿ... ಚಿತ್ರ: ಮಾಯಾ ಕನ್ನಡಿ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ವಿನೋದ್ ಪೂಜಾರಿ

ಸಿನಿಮಾ: ಆನೆಬಲ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ಸೂನಗಹಳ್ಳಿ ರಾಜು ಕಲಾವಿದರು: ಸಾಗರ್, ರಕ್ಷಿತಾ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ದಿನಾಂಕ: 28 ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ, 2020 'ಆನೆಬಲ' ಹಳ್ಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯುವ ಕಥೆ. ಗದ್ದೆಯ ಕೆಸರು, ತೋಟದ ಹಸಿರು, ಹುಡುಗರ ತಮಾಷೆ, ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಜನರ ಭಾಷೆ, ರಾಗಿ ಮುದ್ದೆ ಊಟ, ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಹೈದರ ಆಟ ಈ ಎಲ್ಲ ಅಂಶಗಳು 'ಆನೆಬಲ'ಕ್ಕೆ ಬಲ ನೀಡಿವೆ. ಮುಂಜಾನೆಯ ಸೂರ್ಯನ

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರೋತ್ಸವದ ಎರಡನೇಯ ದಿನ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಲಾದ ಸ್ಪ್ಯಾನಿಶ್ ಚಿತ್ರ 'ಫೈರ್ ವಿಲ್ ಕಂ' (ಮೂಲ ಹೆಸರು 'ಓ ಕ್ಯು ಆರ್ಡೆ') ದೃಶ್ಯ, ಸಂಗೀತ ಸುಂದರತೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ಹೊಂದಿರುವ ಪೇಲವ ಚಿತ್ರ. ಚಿತ್ರದ ಪ್ರಧಾನ ಪಾತ್ರ ಅಮಾಡೋರ್ ಕಾಡಿಗೆ ಬೆಂಕಿ ಇಟ್ಟ ಆರೋಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಜೈಲು ಅನುಭವಿಸಿದ್ದಾನೆ. ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯ ಮಡಿಲಲ್ಲಿನ ಹಳ್ಳಿಗೆ ವಾಪಸ್ಸಾಗಿ, ತನ್ನ ತಾಯಿಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಹಳ್ಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಜೀವಿಸಲು ಪ್ರಾರಂಭಿಸುತ್ತಾನೆ.

ಸಸ್ಪೆನ್ಸ್, ಥ್ರಿಲ್ಲರ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ಬಂದು ಹೋಗಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ, 'ಶಿವಾಜಿ ಸುರತ್ಕಲ್'ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಇವೆಲ್ಲಕ್ಕಿಂತಲೂ ವಿಭಿನ್ನವಾಗಿ ನಿಲ್ಲುವುದು, ಅಚ್ಚುಕಟ್ಟಾಗಿ ಚಿತ್ರಕಥೆ ಹಣೆದಿರುವ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ಆಕಾಶ್ ಶ್ರೀವತ್ಸ ಅವರಿಂದ. ಶೆರ್ಲಾಕ್ ಹೋಮ್ಸ್ ಶೈಲಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಗುವ ಇಂತಹ ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಚಿತ್ರಕಥೆ ವೇಗವಾಗಿ ಸಾಗುತ್ತಿರಬೇಕು. ಹಾಗಿದ್ದರೇನೇ ಚಿತ್ರ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರನ್ನು ಸೀಟಿನಂಚಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕೂರಿಸಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯ. ಇಲ್ಲಿ, ಸಸ್ಪೆನ್ಸ್ ಜೊತೆ, ಭಾವನಾತ್ಮಕ ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶಗಳನ್ನೂ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರು

'ಪಾಪ್ ಕಾರ್ನ್ ಮಂಕಿ ಟೈಗರ್' ಪಕ್ಕಾ ಸೂರಿ ಸ್ಟೈಲ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ. ಮಂಕಿ ಸೀನ ಹಾಗೂ ಪಾಪ್ ಕಾರ್ನ್ ದೇವಿ ಪಾತ್ರಗಳ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯುವ ಘಟನೆಗಳೇ ಚಿತ್ರದ ನಿರೂಪಣೆ. ರೌಡಿಸಂ, ಮಚ್ಚು, ಬಿಯರ್, ಸಿಗರೇಟ್, ರಕ್ತದ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಪ್ರೀತಿ, ಮಮತೆ, ಕಣ್ಣೀರು, ಸಂಕಟ, ಸಂಭ್ರಮ ಎಲ್ಲ ಭಾವನೆಗಳು ಇರುವ ಸಿನಿಮಾವಿದು.

'ಶಿವಾಜಿ ಸುರತ್ಕಲ್' ಒಂದು ಪಕ್ಕಾ ಸಸ್ಪೆನ್ಸ್ ಥಿಲ್ಲರ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ. ಒಂದು ಸಸ್ಪೆನ್ಸ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾಗೆ ಬೇಕಾದ ಎಲ್ಲ ಅಂಶಗಳು ಸಿನಿಮಾದಲ್ಲಿದೆ. ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರಿಗೆ ಥ್ರಿಲ್ ನೀಡುವುದರ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಸಿನಿಮಾದ ಭಾವುಕ ದೃಶ್ಯಗಳು ಮನಸ್ಸಿಗೆ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಆಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಕೆಲವು ಹಾರರ್ ಎನಿಸುವ ದೃಶ್ಯಗಳು ನೋಡುಗರಿಗೆ ಭಯ ಬೀಳಿಸುತ್ತದೆ.

ಚಿತ್ರ: 3rd ಕ್ಲಾಸ್ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ: ಅಶೋಕ್ ದೇವ್ತಾರಾಗಣ: ರೂಪಿಕಾ, ನಮ್ ಜಗದೀಶ್, ಅವಿನಾಶ್, ಸಂಗೀತಾ ಮೊದಲಾದವರು. ಜಗ್ಗಿ ಒಬ್ಬ ನಿಯತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬದುಕುವ ಬಡ ಅನಾಥ ಯುವಕ. ಆತ ಬಡವ, ಕೆಳಮಟ್ಟದವನು ಎನ್ನುವ ಕಾರಣದಿಂದಲೇ ದ್ವೇಷಿಸುವ ಶ್ರೀಮಂತ ಯುವತಿ. ಆತನ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯತನ ಅರಿತ ಮೇಲೆ ಆಕೆಗೆ ಜಗ್ಗಿಯೆಂದರೆ ಪ್ರೀತಿ. ಸಿರಿವಂತಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಳೆಸಿದ ತಂದೆಯಿಂದಾಗಿಯೇ ಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂಥ ಮನಸ್ಥಿತಿ. ಜಗ್ಗಿ

ಜಿಲ್ಕ, ಔಟ್ ಅಂಡ್ ಔಟ್ ಯೂತ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ. ಇಂದಿನ ಯುವ ಜನಾಂಗಕ್ಕೆ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್, ಕಾಲೇಜ್ ಲೈಫ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಜೀವನದ ಪಾಠ ಪರಿಚಯ ಮಾಡುವ ಸಿನಿಮಾ. ಹಿರಿಯರ ಜನರೇಷನ್ ಗೂ ಇಂದಿನ ಜನರೇಷನ್ ನಡುವಿನ ಅಂತರವನ್ನು ತಿಳಿಸುವ ಒಂದೊಳ್ಳೆ ಚಿತ್ರ. ಪೂರ್ತಿ ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಓದಿ... ಚಿತ್ರ: ಜಿಲ್ಕ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ಕವೀಶ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ ಕಲಾವಿದರು: ಕವೀಶ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ,

ಕಷ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವ ತನ್ನ ಕುಟುಂಬವನ್ನು ನಾಯಕ ಫೈಟ್ ಮಾಡಿ ಕಾಪಾಡುವ ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶ ಎಲ್ಲ ಸಿನಿಮಾದಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಬರುತ್ತದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಅಂತಹ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ನಾಯಕನಿಗೆ ನಿದ್ದೆ ಬರುತ್ತದೆ. ದಿನದ 18 ಗಂಟೆಗಳ ಕಾಲ ಮಲಗುವ ನಾಯಕ ತನಗೆ ಬರುವ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಯನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ಎದುರಿಸುತ್ತಾನೆ ಎನ್ನುವುದು 'ಜಂಟಲ್ ಮ್ಯಾನ್' ಜರ್ನಿಯಾಗಿದೆ.

1990ರ ಸೂಪರ್ ಹಿಟ್ ಚಿತ್ರ 'ಉದ್ಭವ' ಚಿತ್ರದ ಮುಂದುವರೆದ ಭಾಗ ಎಂಬ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೆ 'ಮತ್ತೆ ಉದ್ಭವ' ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಕುತೂಹಲ ಮೂಡಿಸಿತ್ತು. ಆ ಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಮನರಂಜನೆ ಸಿಗಬಹುದು ಎಂಬ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆಯನ್ನು ನಿರಾಸೆ ಮಾಡಲಿಲ್ಲ ಮತ್ತೆ ಉದ್ಭವ. ಆರಂಭದಿಂದಲೂ ಅಂತಿಮವರೆಗೂ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರನ್ನು ಹಿಡಿದಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ಖುಷಿಪಡಿಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಗೆದ್ದಿದೆ. ಪೂರ್ತಿ ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಓದಿ.... ಚಿತ್ರ: ಮತ್ತೆ ಉದ್ಭವ

ಲವ್ ಸ್ಟೋರಿ ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳು ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಮನ್ ಆಗಿ ಬಿಟ್ಟಿತ್ತು. ಆದರೆ, ಈಗ ಔಟ್ ಅಂಡ್ ಔಟ್ ಲವ್ ಸ್ಟೋರಿ ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳು ತೀರ ಕಡಿಮೆಯಾಗಿ ಬಿಟ್ಟಿದೆ. ಸಿನಿಮಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರೇಮಕಥೆ ಇದ್ದರೂ, ಪ್ರೇಮಕಥೆಯನ್ನೇ ಆಧಾರವಾಗಿ ಇಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ಬರುವ ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಇಳಿಕೆಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ, ಬಹಳ ದಿನಗಳ ನಂತರ ಒಂದು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಲವ್ ಸ್ಟೋರಿ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಅದೇ 'ಲವ್

ಶಿವರಾಜ್ ಕೆ ಆರ್ ಪೇಟೆ, ಸಂಯುಕ್ತ ಹೊರನಾಡು ಮತ್ತು ಶ್ವಾನ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಪಾತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ನಟಿಸಿರುವ 'ನಾನು ಮತ್ತು ಗುಂಡ' ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಈ ವಾರ ರಾಜ್ಯಾದ್ಯಂತ ತೆರೆಕಂಡಿದೆ. ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಭಾವನಾತ್ಮಕವಾಗಿ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಮೂಡಿಬಂದಿದ್ದು, ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಮುಟ್ಟುವಂತಿದೆ. ಚಿತ್ರ : ನಾನು ಮತ್ತು ಗುಂಡ ತಾರಾಗಣ: ಶಿವರಾಜ್ ಕೆ.ಆರ್ ಪೇಟೆ, ಸಂಯುಕ್ತ ಹೊರನಾಡು, ಜಿಜಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸಿಂಬಾ (

ದೇಶ ವಿದೇಶ.. ಅಲ್ಲಿನ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ.. ಅಲ್ಲಿನ ಇತಿಹಾಸ.. ಫಾರಿನ್ ಕಟ್ಟಡಗಳು.. ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಹಳ್ಳಗಳು.. ನಮ್ಮ ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ಮಹತ್ವ.. ಭಾರತೀಯತೆ.. ಮಧುರ ಪ್ರೀತಿ.. ವಿರಹ.. ಮನ ತುಂಬೋ ಭಾವನೆಗಳು.. ನಾಗತಿಹಳ್ಳಿ ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಎಂದ ಕೂಡಲೇ ಈ ಎಲ್ಲ ಅಂಶಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕ ಬಯಸುತ್ತಾನೆ. ಅದೇ ರೀತಿ 'ಇಂಡಿಯಾ V/S ಇಂಗ್ಲೆಂಡ್' ಸಿನಿಮಾದಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಈ ಅಂಶಗಳು ಇವೆ. ಹೀಗಾಗಿ ಇದು ಪಕ್ಕಾ ನಾಗತಿಹಳ್ಳಿ ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ್ ಶೈಲಿಯ ಸಿನಿಮಾ.

ಚಿತ್ರ:ಶ್ರೀ ಭರತ ಬಾಹುಬಲಿ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ: ಮಂಜು ಮಾಂಡವ್ಯ ನಟನೆ: ಮಂಜು ಮಾಂಡವ್ಯ, ಚಿಕ್ಕಣ್ಣ, ಸರಾ ಹರೀಶ್ ನಾಳೆ (ಶುಕ್ರವಾರ) ಕನ್ನಡದ 3 ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳು ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ಮಂಜು ಮಾಂಡವ್ಯ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ರೈಟರ್. ಡೈಲಾಗ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಾಮಿಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರು ಎತ್ತಿದ ಕೈ. 'ಶ್ರೀ ಭರತ ಬಾಹುಬಲಿ'ಯಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಇದು ಮತ್ತೆ ಸಾಬೀತಾಗಿದೆ. ಒಂದು ಹಳ್ಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯುವ, ಸಾಕಷ್ಟು ಕಾಮಿಡಿ ಅಂಶಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿರುವ ಚಿತ್ರ ಇದಾಗಿದೆ. ಮನರಂಜನೆ ನೀಡುವಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗಿದೆ.  

ಜಾರ್ಖಂಡ್ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಜಮ್ತಾರ ಎನ್ನುವ ಗ್ರಾಮ ಭಾರತದ ''ಸೈಬರ್ ಕ್ರೈಮ್"ಗಳ ಕೇಂದ್ರಸ್ಥಾನವಾಗಿದೆ. ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್ ಖಾತೆಗಳ ಒಟಿಪಿ ಹಾಗು ಎಟಿಎಂ ಕಾರ್ಡ್ ಮಾಹಿತಿಯನ್ನು ನಕಲಿ ಕರೆ ಮಾಡುವ ಮೂಲಕ ಪಡೆದುಕೊಂಡು ದುಡ್ಡು ದೋಚುವ ದೊಡ್ಡ ದಂಧೆ ಈ ಗ್ರಾಮದ ಮೂಲಕ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತದೆ. ಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಆ ಗ್ರಾಮದ ಯುವಕರು ಈ ಅಪರಾಧದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗಿಗಳಾಗಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಇದನ್ನೆ ವಸ್ತುವಾಗಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ನೆಟ್' ಫ್ಲಿಕ್ಸ್

ಟಾಲಿವುಡ್ ನ ಸ್ಟೈಲಿಶ್ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ಅಲ್ಲು ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಅಭಿನಯದ 'ಅಲ ವೈಕುಂಠಪುರಂ ಲೋ' ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಇಂದು ಅದ್ದೂರಿಯಾಗಿ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಟ್ರೈಲರ್ ಮತ್ತು ಹಾಡುಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಇಮ್ಮಡಿಗೊಳಿಸಿದ್ದ ಸಿನಿಮಾ, ಇಂದು ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ ದೇಶದಾದ್ಯಂತ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಅಲ್ಲು ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಗೆ ನಾಯಕಿಯಾಗಿ ಪೂಜಾ ಹೆಗ್ಡೆ ಕಾಣಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅಲ್ಲು ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಹೇರ್ ಸ್ಟೈಲ್ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕಾಲೆಳೆದ ನಟಿ

ಬಾಲಿವುಡ್ ಹೀರೋ ಅಜಯ್ ದೇವಗನ್ ಅಭಿನಯದ 100ನೇ ಚಿತ್ರ 'ತಾನಾಜಿ: ದಿ ಅನ್ ಸಂಗ್ ವಾರಿಯರ್' ಚಿತ್ರ ಇಂದು ದೇಶದಾದ್ಯಂತ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಮರಾಠಾ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಛತ್ರಪತಿ ಶಿವಾಜಿ ಮಹಾರಾಜ್ ಬಳಿ ಜನರಲ್ ಆಗಿದ್ದ ಮರಾಠಿ ವೀರ ತಾನಾಜಿ ಮಾಲುಸರೆ ಜೀವನಚರಿತ್ರೆ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಚಿತ್ರ ಈ 'ತಾನಾಜಿ: ದಿ ಅನ್ ಸಂಗ್ ವಾರಿಯರ್'. ಅಜಯ್ ದೇವ್ಗನ್,

ಬಾಲಿವುಡ್ ನ ಬಹು ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿತ ಚಿತ್ರ 'ಚಪಾಕ್' ದೇಶದಾದ್ಯಂತ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಆಗಿದೆ. ಆಸಿಡ್ ಅಟ್ಯಾಕ್ ಸಂತ್ರಸ್ತೆ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ಅಗರ್ವಾಲ್ ಜೀವನಾಧಾರಿತ ಚಿತ್ರ ಇದಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಸಿನಿಮಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ಅಗರ್ವಾಲ್ ಆಗಿ ದೀಪಿಕಾ ಪಡುಕೋಣೆ ಅಭಿನಯಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಕಳೆದ ಎರಡು ದಿನಗಳಿಂದ 'ಚಪಾಕ್' ಚಿತ್ರವನ್ನ ಬಹಿಷ್ಕರಿಸಿ ಎಂಬ ಕೂಗು ಸೋಷಿಯಲ್ ಮೀಡಿಯಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೇಳಿಬರುತ್ತಿದ್ದರೂ, 'ಚಪಾಕ್' ಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಉತ್ತಮ ಓಪನಿಂಗ್ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದೆ. ಎಲ್ಲೆಡೆ

'ಬಾಜಿರಾವ್ ಮಸ್ತಾನಿ', 'ಪದ್ಮಾವತಿ', 'ಪೀಕು' ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳ ಅದ್ಭುತ ನಟನೆಯ ನಂತರ ದೀಪಿಕಾ ಪಡುಕೋಣೆ 'ಚಪಾಕ್' ಸಿನಿಮಾವನ್ನು ಆಯ್ಕೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದರು. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಸಾವಲು ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿದ ದೀಪಿಕಾ, ಅದನ್ನು ತುಂಬ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ನಿಭಾಯಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ನೈಜಕಥೆಯನ್ನು ಪ್ರಾಮಾಣಿಕವಾಗಿ ಚಿತ್ರತಂಡ ತೆರೆ ಮೇಲೆ ತರುವಲ್ಲಿ ಯಶಸ್ಸಿಯಾಗಿದೆ.

ಔಟ್ ಅಂಡ್ ಔಟ್ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಸ್ಟೋರಿ. ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಇರ್ತಾರೆ. ಕೆಟ್ಟ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಇರ್ತಾರೆ. ಆದರೆ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಹುಚ್ಚನಾದರೆ (ಮ್ಯಾಡ್) ಹೆಂಗಿರುತ್ತೆ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ದರ್ಬಾರ್. ಅದೇ ಎನರ್ಜಿ, ಅದೇ ಜೋಶ್, ಅದೇ ಫೈಟ್, ಅದೇ ಸ್ಟೈಲ್, ಅದೇ ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್...ರಜನಿ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳನ್ನು ಖುಷಿಪಡಿಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ದರ್ಬಾರ್ ಸಕ್ಸಸ್. ಚಿತ್ರ: ದರ್ಬಾರ್ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ: ಎ ಆರ್ ಮುರುಗದಾಸ್ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ: ಲೈಕಾ ಪ್ರೊಡಕ್ಷನ್ಕಲಾವಿದರು: ರಜನಿಕಾಂತ್, ನಯನತಾರ,

ಸೂಪರ್ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ರಜನಿಕಾಂತ್ ಅಭಿನಯದ ಬಹುನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆಯ ದರ್ಬಾರ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಇಂದು ದೇಶ ವಿದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡ ವರ್ಷನ್ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಹಿಂದಿಯಲ್ಲೂ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ರಿಲೀಸ್ ಗೂ ಮೊದಲೆ ಬಾರಿ ಕ್ರೇಜ್ ಹುಟ್ಟುಹಾಕಿದ್ದ ದರ್ಬಾರ್ ಇಂದು ಅದ್ದೂರಿಯಾಗಿ ರಿಲೀಸ್ ಆಗಿದೆ. ಈಗಾಗಲೆ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳು ಬೆಳ್ಳಂಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆಯೆ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ವೀಕ್ಷಿಸಿ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಮೇಕಿಂಗ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಪ್ರಶಂಸೆಗಳಿಸಿದ ಉಗ್ರಂ, ಟಗರು, ಮಫ್ತಿ, ಕೆಜಿಎಫ್, ಸಾಲಿಗೆ ಸೇರುವ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಸಚಿನ್ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನದ ಬಹುನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿತ ಅವನೇ ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ನಾರಾಯಣ ಚಿತ್ರ. ಅವನೇ ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ನಾರಾಯಣ ಸಿನಿಮಾದ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದು ಫ್ರೇಮ್ ನಲ್ಲೂ ಚಿತ್ರತಂಡದ ಪರಿಶ್ರಮ ಎದ್ದು ಕಾಣುತ್ತದೆ. ಸಿಂಪಲ್ ಸ್ಟೋರಿ ಲೈನ್ ಅನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ಡಿಫರೆಂಟ್ ಆಗಿ ತೆರೆಮೇಲೆ ತರಬಹುದು ಎನ್ನುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಕೊಡಬಹುದಾದ ಉದಾಹರಣೆ ಈ

The decision by the governing body of athletics to suspend Olympic qualification until December due to the coronavirus outbreak has received a cool reception from some Tokyo hopefuls.

English Premier League clubs will receive some of the prize money due at the end of the season in advance to help them get through the cash crunch caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Times has reported citing sources familiar with the matter.

At the sound of this prosaic but unmistakeable greeting, cricket fans for half a century knew they were about to spend a few hours in the company of one of the great sports broadcasters of the television age.

Real Madrid's playing and coaching staff have voluntarily agreed to take a wage cut of between 10 and 20 percent this year to help the club deal with the stoppage caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the La Liga side said in a statement on Wednesday.

The president of Serie A club Sampdoria says he cannot see any point in concluding the season, currently suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak, if matches are played without fans attending.

Premier League footballers, facing pressure to accept wage cuts during the coronavirus outbreak, have launched a fund to raise money for National Health Service (NHS) charities to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

Italy's football federation (FIGC) has begun to draw up medical guidelines for a possible re-start of Serie A, which has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus outbreak.

England's county cricketers will forgo 1 million pounds ($1.24 million) in prize money and take pay cuts in April and May to help protect the domestic game during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA) has said.

Formula One is considering holding closed races without spectators, most likely at European circuits, once the season is able to start after being stalled by the new coronavirus pandemic.

New Zealand Football (NZF) have again pushed back the start of community soccer due to the COVID-19 outbreak, saying on Thursday there would be no action until at least the final weekend of May.

A Florida man has filed a lawsuit against Tiger Woods and his caddie Joe LaCava alleging he sustained injuries after LaCava shoved him when he tried to take a selfie with the golfer in the background at a tournament in 2018.

Swedish cross-country runner Robel Fsiha, who won gold at the European Championships in Lisbon in December, is under investigation by the country's Anti-Doping Agency after testing positive for an unnamed substance.

Super League Triathlon has made a foray into the world of esports and enlisted leading athletes such as double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee and reigning Super League champion Vincent Luis to take part in the online Zwift Classics series.

Bundesliga club Schalke 04 have asked season ticket holders to waive their right to a rebate and help the cash-strapped club through the lockdown due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.