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There is misconception that my lawsuit is against 5G: Juhi

Actress Juhi Chawla Mehta, who has filed a lawsuit in Delhi High Court on the health risks associated with 5G telecom technology, says there has been a general misconception that her suit is against the technology. The actress said concerned authorities should make public all data associated with the technology, in order to clear the air.

Juhi Chawla Mehta shared: “There seems to be a general misconception that our present suit filed in the Hon’ble Delhi High Court is against 5G technology. We wish to clarify here and once again very clearly state, we are NOT against 5G technology. However, we seek from the Government and the governing authorities, to certify to us and, therefore, to the public at large, that 5G technology is safe to humankind, man, woman, adult, child, infant, animals and every type of living organism, to flora, and to fauna.”

Talking about lack of studies on radiofrequency radiation, the actress further stated: “Having written to several concerned government authorities since 2010, making a presentation to the 53rd Parliamentary Standing Committee 2013-2014, filing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Mumbai High Court 2015, found there has been no substantial movement in the EMF radiation matters, whatsoever. In 2019, on enquiring from the Ministry of Telecommunications, Government of India, I was informed in writing vide reply under the RTI Act that no studies have been conducted with regards to RF radiation, even as of today.”

“Since prevention is well-accepted to be far better than cure, immediate measures must be taken to protect humanity and the environment, and for which all I am asking is for the concerned authorities to show me the data,” she added.

The plea filed by Chawla, Veeresh Malik and Teena Vachani contended that the levels of RF radiation are 10 to 100 times greater than the existing levels. It claims that the 5G wireless technology can be a potential threat to provoke irreversible and serious effects on humans and it could also permanently damage the earth’s ecosystems.

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Juhi Chawla files suit against 5G implementation in India

Actress Juhi Chawla has filed a suit against the implementation of 5G in India. She says that while she is not against technology and uses it as well, she feels that its important to address the problems it causes to the environment.

“We are not against the implementation of technological advancements. On the contrary, we enjoy using the latest products that the world of technology has to offer, including in the field of wireless communications. 

“However, whilst using the latter kind of devices, we are in a constant dilemma, because after doing our own research and studies regarding the RF radiation from wire-free gadgets and network cell towers, we have sufficient reason to believe that the radiation is extremely harmful and injurious to the health and safety of the people,” she said.

The actress’ argument revolves around the belief that if the telecommunications industry’s plans for 5G come to fruition, no person, no animal, no bird, no insect and no plant on Earth will be able to avoid exposure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to levels of RF radiation that are 10x to 100x times greater than what exists today. These 5G plans threaten to provoke serious, irreversible effects on humans and permanent damage to all of the Earth’s ecosystems.

These 5G plans threaten to provoke serious, irreversible effects on humans and permanent damage to all of the Earth’s ecosystems, she said.

Chawla said if the telecommunication industry’s plans for 5G come to fruition, “no person, no animal, no bird, no insect and no plant on Earth will be able to avoid exposure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to levels of RF radiation that are 10x to 100x times greater than what exists today”.

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B Town wishes fans: Every day should be Women’s Day

Bollywood actors took to social media to wish fans on the occasion of International Women’s Day. They shared pictures of women who inspire them and also shared motivational quotes celebrating the day.

Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan also posted a picture collage of the women in his family, wife Jaya Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, granddaughters Aaradhya Bachchan and Navya Naveli Nanda, mother Teji Bachchan as well as daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda.

Actress Juhi Chawla posted a throwback video about women empowerment and how we are born with it, adding that it is important to be truthful to oneself. She captioned it: “The same message, then, now & forever Red heart Happy Women’s Day Grinning face with smiling eyesThumbs up #WomensDay.”

Actor Madhuri Dixit Nene posted a picture of the women in her family as well as Saroj Khan. She wrote: “My humble gratitude to all the women who have been a part of my journey and who continue to inspire me. Happy Women’s Day. Which strong woman avatar from my films do you like the most? #InternationalWomensDay,” she says.

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana posted a series of pictures from rural areas and posted, “Violence against women and girls is unacceptable and must be stopped. It is everyone’s responsibility. Together, we must #ENDviolence against girls and women in India. #WomensDay @unicefindia.”

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Knight Riders to invest in US-based Major League Cricket

New Delhi: The Knight Riders Group, which already owns Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and the Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League, will be making a “a significant long-term investment” in the future of American cricket as they have become stakeholders in the US-based Major League Cricket (MLC), the multi-million dollar T20 tournament expected to start in 2022.

The investment by the Knight Riders Group, which is led by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan along with Juhi Chawla & her husband Jay Mehta, is part of a strategic long-term investment to help USA Cricket run the six-team T20 league.

“For several years now, we have been expanding the Knight Riders brand globally and closely watching the potential for T20 cricket in the USA. We are convinced that Major League Cricket has all the pieces in place to execute on its plans and we look forward to making our partnership an enormous success in the coming years,” said Shah Rukh Khan in a statement.

American Cricket Enterprises (ACE), USA Cricket’s partner in developing a professional T20 league in America, had invited the Knight Riders Group.

Venky Mysore, the CEO of KKR and Red Chillies Entertainment said, “We have had a keen interest in the developments in the United States and our expansion into the US is consistent with our long-term strategy.”

“We look forward to the new challenge of building cricket in the world’s most sophisticated sports and media market and we believe that we can bring a huge amount of expertise to help make Major League Cricket realise the potential that it undoubtedly has,” he added.

MLC will be the first professional T20 league in America if and when it is launched. The tournament was slated to take place over the span of nine weeks starting from July 4 in 2021 but was postponed following the outbreak of coronavirus.

San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. were among the 22 locations touted for the tournament when the league was announced in February this year.

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SRK turns 55: Friends, family, fans greet actor

Shah Rukh Khan turned 55 on Monday, and wishes poured in on social media from friends, colleagues and fans across the globe.

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana expressed his love for Shah Rukh Khan saying the latter taught him how to love.

Aapko dekha… aapse pyaar kiya. Pyaar kaise karte hainaapse seekhaAap jaise banne ki koshish kar rahe hain. Par aap jaisa koi ho hi nahin sakta,” he wrote alongside an image of him standing next to SRK.

Actor Rajkummar Rao, who calls him big fans of SRK, took to Twitter and shared a throwback clip of him rehearsing with SRK on the superstar’s hit song, “Chaiyya chaiyya.”

” Happy birthday @iamsrk sir. From dancing on your songs in all my school functions to standing outside your house for hours and to sharing stage with you and having such wonderful conversations with you. It’s always such an honor. I love you a lot and will always pray for your good health and happiness,” Rajkummar tweeted.

Close friend and actress Juhi Chawla declared she would plant 500 trees.

“I plant 500 trees for #ShahRukh on his birthday for #CauveryCalling. From co-star, co-producer to co-owner ….dotted with much laughter and some tears, it’s been a long, colorful and eventful journey,” she tweeted.

Actresses Anushka Sharma and Shilpa Shetty, who made their debut opposite SRK in “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” and “Baazigar” respectively, also wished him on social media.

“A very happy birthday to my first hero, my Baazigar. I pray you always get all that your heart desires and a lot more, because you deserve all of it, Shah,” Shilpa wrote.

Anushka praised SRK for his “wit”.

“To your wit, charm, intelligence and openheartedness! Have a legendary birthday Shah Rukh,” Anushka conveyed.

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan shared a still from their song “Marjaani” (“Billu”) and wrote: “Happy birthday King Khan… Let’s always have fun dancing. You are the warmest, most gracious superstar we have… Keep soaring @iamsrk.”

Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene tweeted: “Whenever we meet, there’s masti, magic & loads of love Heart suit Here’s wishing you a very happy birthday @iamsrk. Stay safe and hope to see you soon.”

SRK is currently in the UAE along with his family to support his cricket team, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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