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DileepDileep/FacebookDileep, the Janapriya Nayakan of Mollywood, is now enjoying the success of his latest movie ‘Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakkeel’. Even after facing a setback after his alleged involvement in the actress abduction case, the actor is still enjoying peak acceptance among family audiences. And the recent success of ‘Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakkeel’ is an indication of Dileep’s unquestionable star power.At this juncture, we recollect a moment where Thilakan, one of the legendary actors in Mollywood, called Dileep the most cunning personality in the Malayalam film industry. During those times, a cold war was apparently going on between Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) and director Vinayan. Despite continuous warnings, Thilakan acted in a movie directed by Vinayan, and this compelled AMMA to impose an unofficial ban on the veteran star.Thilakan who is a drama artist by profession, then claimed that he will lead his life by acting in stages. He also added that no associations have the right to deny the job of an actor. The actor even called Dileep a shrewd personality and made it clear that AMMA is being controlled by a mafia.Later, in interaction with Manorama News, Dileep had said that he respected Thilakan to the core. The ‘CID Moosa’ actor also recollected a moment where he shouted at Thilakan. As per Dileep, Thilakan came to a meeting conducted by AMMA with police protection, and on the same day, he abused Mammootty. Dileep claimed that Mammootty cried a lot after this incident, and seeing this, he shouted at Thilakan.It should be also noted that director Vinayan had earlier revealed that Dileep is such a man who always aims to seek vengeance and revenge on his opponents.When Dileep was involved in the actress abduction case, several social media users had spread Thilakan’s words about Dileep on Facebook and Twitter, and many people claimed that it is the curse of Thilakan’s soul which made Dileep fall in the legal trap.
Three youths including two siblings die after getting into a septic tank in Chattogram city on Friday, 10 August. Their relatives are seen wailing at Chittagong Medical College and Hospital. Photo: Prothom AloThree people, including two siblings, died inhaling toxic gas in a septic tank at Khulshi area in Chattogram on Friday afternoon, reports UNBThe deceased are Imran Hossain Imu, 27, his brother Mohammad Sifat, 14, and Mohammad Rubel alias Danish, 16.Khulshi police station officer-in-charge Shariful Alam said a group of local boys was playing football in a field of Diesel Colony in the afternoon.At one stage, the ball fell into the septic tank.Sifat and Danish fell sick when they tried to pick the ball from the tank.Later, Imran also fell sick as he tried to rescue them, said the OC.The trio was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where physicians declared them dead, said Alauddin, sub-inspector of CMCH police camp.
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share HISDJames Douglas comments during a meeting of the Houston ISD Board of Trustees, January 14, 2016. Douglas is a board member for Energized for STEM, president of the Houston NAACP and former president of Texas Southern University.As the Houston ISD board of trustees scrambles against a tight deadline to try and secure a partner for struggling schools at risk of closure, the Houston teachers union and other advocates are raising a host of concerns over the group.Late Friday, the HISD administration revealed it was recommending Energized for STEM, a charter network authorized by HISD and operating four schools, to take on the management, budget, curriculum and turnaround efforts for 10 HISD schools that haven’t met state standards in several years. The HISD board will consider the proposal at a special meeting Tuesday. Listen X 00:00 /01:02 Energized for STEM, which opened in 2008, is founded Lois Bullock, a former HISD employee and founder of another charter network, called Energized for Excellence. The two groups also share a board member.Zeph Capo, president of the Houston Federation of Teachers, told reporters at a press conference Monday that the union’s concerns range from Energized’s financial dealings, how much it’s paying its head of schools Bullock, how it manages teachers, the quality of its staff and how it responds to parental concerns. He said that trustees deserve to know the answers to these questions before voting.“I just find it really, really questionable — even if there is nothing wrong — that this is the best that we can do,” Capo said.Capo shared some documents that indicate a related Energized charter school — not Energized for STEM — paid another entity also managed by Bullock over $1 million in rental payments.News 88.7 talked with one of Energized for STEM’s board members, James Douglas. Douglas, who is a former president of Texas Southern University and president of Houston’s NAACP, also is a board member for a related charter, Energized for Excellence.Douglas said that he can’t comment on all of the concerns without more details. Still, Douglas maintained the charter group has a great relationship with parents. And while not all of its teachers are certified, Douglas said that shouldn’t be a strike against them.“Charter schools were asked to do something different … and now you’re saying there’s something wrong with being different,” Douglas said.Douglas added that he doesn’t want to sit on the sidelines and criticize HISD when the students in these schools need help.“Everybody is running from this because everybody realizes it is a tremendous task and nobody wants to take it on,” he added.The stakes are very high. Under the law known as HB 1842, if these ten schools don’t improve these year, they could trigger sanctions — either closing down the schools or replacing HISD’s board of trustees with state-appointed managers. Trustees are trying to pursue this alternative under SB 1882, to hand over the schools to outside partners, which could include from a charter group, nonprofit, university or city.HISD must send any partnership contracts and agreements to the Texas Education Agency by April 30.
One of the leading Kuchipudi dance exponents, Meenu Thakur hails from Rajasthan, was inducted into dance from childhood, she learnt Kathak for five years before she decided to take up the serious study of Kuchipudi the traditional dance style of Andhra Pradesh. With initial training by renowned guru Swapnasundari and Natyacharya Pasumurthy Sitaramaiya, dance has become an integral part of Thakur’s life. With thorough grooming by Padmashri Guru Jayaramarao and Vanashree Rao, Meenu has blossomed into a fine exponent of Kuchipudi dance. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ Thakur has flair and grace for an efflorescent dance style like Kuchipudi. Her style represents a combination of the feature of Purusha Sampradaya (Original male dance tradition) of Kuchipudi and its Anuroopa (Transformation of the male dance style into female interpretation). She has excellent command over technique and abhinaya. Dedication and sincerity has been the salient qualities of this gifted danseuse. She is the prominent face of the younger generation, having performed in various national and international fora with aplomb and refinement, she has carved a niche for herself. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixEndowed with grace and charm, a mobile visage and attractive stage presence, Thakur is a devoted dancer and has a fruitful career ahead. She is an amalgamation of the grace of Kuchipudi dance style and the intricacies of Kathak dance style.Thakur has also worked as Cultural Coordinator in New Delhi Municipal Council Cultural Wing and is an empanelled artist (Established category) in Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India. She is an ‘A’ graded artist of Doordarshan. Besides numerous festivals across India, Thakur has performed abroad in places like Bahrain, UK, Brazil, Serbia, Croatia, South Africa, Re-Union, Zambia, El-Salvador, Panama, Mauritius, Nepal, China, Japan, Canada, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Bhutan, Austria and Hungary.Thakur was awarded the Shingar Mani by the Sur Shringar Samsad. She also received the gold medal for propogation of Kuchipudi by Aryabhatta Society. She was the recepient of the scholarship in Kuchipudi from Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Junior Fellowship from Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development.She has performed at Rashtrapathi Bhavan in 2007 in the presence of then President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.The Late R Venkatraman, former President of India has actively encouraged Meenu to perform at various fora. He was the Patron of the Dance Society administered by her before his sad demise in January 2009.Currently Thakur runs the Society for promotion of Art, Culture and Indian Dance called Suramya. Which is successfully conducting workshops for young learners of classical dance.