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Hrithik Roshan kickstarts 2021 with new skills, shares a glimpse of his drone video with BFF Kunal Kapoor


Hrithik Roshan has kickstarted the new year by acquiring new skills. He has shared a video of himself chilling with friends at a scenic resort, shot by a drone camera. It also features his friend – Rang De Basanti actor Kunal Kapoor.

Sharing the video that gives a bird-eye view of their time in the lush green surroundings under the sun, he wrote, “Entering 2021 with new skills #Droneselfies @kunalkkapoor.” He and his friends are seen soaking some sun while lying on the grass at a resort.

 

Hrithik had recently ventured out with his sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan to watch Hollywood movie Wonder Woman in a theatre. He had shared a picture from the movie theatre that showed them sitting at a safe distance from each other. He had written along with it, “Home is where the heart is, My wonderland .#CinemasAreBack & so am I! Now watching #WonderWoman84 in my other super hero mask.” He had further added, “This was sooo much fun ! Nothing and I mean NOTHING comes close to the real experience of watching a movie on the big screen ! The sound , the projection , the safety precautions taken by the cinema was all OUTSTANDING ! well done to the INOX team !”

  

Later, appreciating the film featuring Gal Gadot in the title role, Hrithik had written, “Just watched WONDER WOMAN. Exhilarating experience. My childhood crush( WW) and my first love( movies) together with the BIG cinema IMAX experience! Doesn’t get any better than this. Thank you @gal_gadot for being the perfect WONDER WOMAN. And congratulations to the entire team ! Go watch this on the BIG screen guys !”

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The Wonder Woman star wrote to him in the comments section, “So glad you enjoyed the movie @iHrithik! Wishing you and yours a happy holiday.”

Earlier, Hrithik Roshan penned a heartwarming appreciation post for Dimple Kapadia for her stunning performance in the movie Tenet. It released in theatres across India in December.

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Sara Ali Khan kickstarts 2021 with ‘hugs and cuddles’ with brother Ibrahim and friends. See photos


Sara Ali Khan started the new year on a happy note with her loved ones. She shared happy pictures with her squad, including younger brother Ibrahim Ali Khan, and hoped that the rest of the year goes as well.

In her Instagram post, Sara wrote, “Sun Sun Sunshine. Hugs and cuddles since they’re all mine. Jokes and pranks continue as we dine. If this is how 2021 is gonna be – it’s a good sign.”

 

Earlier, Sara had shared photos from her New Year celebration with Ibrahim, in which they were seen posing in front of a bonfire. She also shared a heartfelt note on how he is her strength and pillar of support. “Happy New Years. With my brother it’s always the best cheers. He takes away all my fears. And forever is there to wipe all my tears,” she wrote.

 

Sara took off to an undisclosed location to ring in the New Year with her loved ones after shooting for Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re with Akshay Kumar and Dhanush. She was most recently seen in David Dhawan’s Coolie No 1 alongside Varun Dhawan.

Coolie No 1, a remake of the 1995 film of the same name, marked Sara’s digital debut. The film was unanimously panned by critics, with the Hindustan Times review calling it a ‘limp spoof of the original’.

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Like Sara, Ibrahim also wants to enter the film industry. Recently, in an interview, she said that her only advice to him would be to be ‘an all-rounded human being’.

“I don’t think meri aukat aayi hai abhi tak, ke main kisiko tips du, lekin main itna zarur bolungi ke life main alag alag cheezo ka anubhav karna bohot zaruri hai. Chahe woh education, chahe woh traveling ho, chahe woh baatein karna ho ya logo ko observe karna ho (I don’t think I have the calibre to dole out advice to him yet, but I will say that he should experience a number of things, be it education, travel, talking to people or observing them), that is very, very important. So that’s something I would advise him to do and the rest, he has his mother and father and a lot of other people to tell him what to do,” she told The Times of India.

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Punjab kickstarts process of recruitment to 50,000 govt posts


Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 30

Kickstarting the process of recruitment to 50,000 government posts during the current fiscal, as promised by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved restructuring of 10 departments, thus also paving the way boosting their functional efficacy through fresh recruitments and technical upgradation.

The Cabinet meeting, held through Video Conferencing under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, decided to create new and more relevant posts where required in place of the existing non-essential or antiquated ones, many of which had been lying vacant for prolonged periods. The move also marks a major shift towards modernisation of government departments to equip them to meet the contemporary operational challenges.

The Cabinet had on October 14 approved a State Employment Plan 2020-22, to fill vacant jobs in government departments, boards, corporations and agencies in a phased time-bound manner, in fulfillment of the Chief Minister’s promise of providing one lakh government jobs to youth in the remaining term of his government. With the restructuring process, as many of the vacant posts will be done away with.

The 10 Departments to be restructured following the Cabinet decision are: Labour, Technical Education & Industrial Training, PWD (B&R), Animal Husbandry, Fisheries & Dairy Development, Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Local Government, Printing & Stationery, Sports & Youth Service Welfare, Defence Services Welfare, Cooperation Department.

As many 2,375 posts will be abolished/surrendered in these departments, with another 785 to be created in the first go, as part of the restructuring exercise, an official spokesperson disclosed, adding that moving forward, more posts will be created as required.

In the Labour Department, against 204 vacant/irrelevant old posts, 68 new posts will be created for various cadres, including IT, Accounts, Labour Inspector and Legal cadre. It was also decided by the Cabinet to consider all posts in Group-D as dying cadre.

The Technical Education & Industrial Training department will see 84 new posts being created against 271 non-essential or vacant posts, while as many as 81 posts of Service Provider Trainers will be re-designated as Group Instructors in the same scale. Of these, 53 posts will be used as Assistant Apprenticeship Advisor (Junior) and the rest as Group Instructors. The posts of Group-D lying vacant since long would be filled by outsourcing.

Under the restructuring proposal okayed for the PWD (B&R) department, the critical Design Cell will be now headed by a Chief Engineer, supported by Superintending Engineer (DRD), 4 XENs and 12 SDEs. The Design Cell would be responsible for designing of buildings, bridges and roads, to be constructed with latest techniques and technologies. Also, the existing system of Quality Control will be upgraded by increasing the three regional labs under the Deputy Director Research Lab Patiala. The Quality Assurance Mechanism Cell would consist of Chief Engineer (QA-cum-CVO), SE (QA-cum-SVO), 5 XENs-cum-VO, Deputy Director Research Lab and 10 SDEs.

Apart from this, to handle the establishment cases efficiently amid the increased work load, in place of one Chief Engineer there will now be Chief Engineers duly supported by two Deputy Directors (Administration).

The newly created Legal Cell will handle the manifold increase in litigation, with posts of Senior Law Officer, Law Superintendent, Law Officer, Sr. Assistant Law and Law Clerk approved for the purpose. Further, 35 posts of IT professionals have also been approved, each with a defined role and objective to support and run the IT applications in PWD (B&R).

As a part of restructuring of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries & Dairy Development Department, the creation of 326 posts will help fill a large number of vacancies while doing away with some of the non-essential posts among the existing 625. Of this, 264 will be in Animal Husbandry, 19 in Fisheries and 43 in Dairy Development. Besides, all the vacant Group-D posts shall be considered as abolished.

As per the restructuring plan of Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archaeology, Museum & Archives department, in place of 53 posts, of which many are lying vacant, 20 new ones will be created, while 87 vacant posts, including 67 Group D posts, will be filled through outsourcing. 

As a part of its restructuring strategy, the Local Government department has been allowed by the Cabinet to create 23 posts against 49 earlier ones.

The Cabinet also gave the go-ahead to create four new posts besides filling up 30 posts as a part of restructuring in the Printing and Stationery Department.

Under the restructuring plan of Sports and Youth Services Department, the Cabinet gave concurrence to replace 69 non-essential posts with 42 new posts as per requirement, taking into cognisance the importance of coaches for improving the training of sportspersons in the state. The posts of Group-D lying vacant since long would also be filled by outsourcing.

The Cabinet also gave the nod to the Defence Services Welfare Department to create 23 posts, while doing away with 49 posts, under its restructuring proposal to further improve its efficiency and delivery of services.

As a part of restructuring of Cooperation Department, the Cabinet accorded approval to increase of 93 posts, including two audit officers, 75 senior auditors, six superintendent grade-2 and 10 senior assistants, for expediting the audit work, while cutting down 120 posts of Inspector Audit against the total sanctioned posts of 774 and one post of driver against three approved posts of drivers.





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Priyanka Chopra shares pic in a face shield, protective goggles and a mask, kickstarts her work weekend in London


Actor Priyanka Chopra has shared a new picture from London. She took to Instagram Stories to share a picture with her fans to show how she began work in London.

Priyanka shared a selfie from her car on Saturday morning. She was seen wearing all the protective gear possible. She had a face shield on, a pair of clear goggles and a blingy mask. London is currently under a second lockdown after a spike was registered in coronavirus cases recently.

“Early morning work weekend. Let’s gooooo!,” she wrote with her picture. On Friday, Priyanka had shared another picture of a trippy staircase in London. “Home @chasefoster,” she wrote. Priyanka and her singer husband Nick Jonas had also celebrated Diwali in London. She shared a picture of herself in a saree and of Nick in casuals, holding two lit lamps in their hands. “Happy diwali to everyone celebrating. From our family to yours,” she captioned her post.

Priyanka will soon be seen in We Can Be Heroes and is looking forward to audiences reaction to the film. Billed as an action-adventure, We Can Be Heroes features her as the nemesis to a group of children who team up to save the planet and their superhero parents who are kidnapped by aliens.

The film is written, directed and produced by Robert Rodriguez, who helmed the blockbuster hit Alita: Battle Angel. Priyanka on Thursday shared the teaser of the movie on Twitter and reminisced her time on the sets. “I had the best time shooting this movie, especially with Robert Rodriguez and these amazing super kids!! Loved playing their nemesis…. who do you think is going to win, them or me?! Streaming on Netflix New Years Day,” she tweeted.

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Apart from Chopra, the film features actors Pedro Pascal, Christian Slater, Boyd Holbrook, Sung Kang and veteran actor Christopher McDonald. Child stars Akira Akbar, Nathan Blair, Andrew Diaz, Andy Walken and Hala Finley are also part of the cast.

Priyanka also has The White Tiger up for release on Netflix. She also recently shot for Matrix 4 in Berlin.

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