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Jacqueline lends helping hand to rebuild Kerala

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Actress Jacqueline Fernandez will travel to flood-affected areas in Kerala to volunteer to build homes with NGO Habitat for Humanity India.

In a bid to rebuild Kerala after the massive floods which devastated the state in August, Habitat for Humanity India is launching the second edition of Jacqueline Builds, a unique campaign featuring the actress. It will take place in December, with focus on rebuilding homes that were fully or partially damaged by the floods.

Jacqueline will also urge fans to come together to rebuild Kerala.

“The recent flood in Kerala has severely affected thousands of families and damaged homes. This is the time when the people in Kerala need our wholehearted support to bring life back on track. That’s the reason why I will be coming to Kerala reconstruct homes, rebuild lives. I am looking forward to meeting people in Kerala and work with the volunteers there,” the Sri Lankan beauty said in a statement.

In the first phase of the relief operations, the NGO provided First Responders’ Kit, Humanitarian Aid Kit and bottled drinking water to 93,889 families. In the second and third phase, Habitat for Humanity India will be constructing and repairing homes for 6,000 flood-affected families in Pathanamthitta, Allepey, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad in Kerala to rehabilitate them.

“With Jacqueline Builds, we would like to intensify our efforts to build homes for the affected people in those regions,” said Rajan Samuel, Managing Director, Habitat for Humanity India. “We are thankful to Jacqueline for agreeing to be a part of the mission to rebuild Kerala. Previously with Jacqueline Builds, she helped us in reaching out to celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan to help flood-affected families in Tamil Nadu,” Samuel added.

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Kerala Government Promises High Court; Will allot 2 days exclusively for women in Sabarimala

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New Delhi: Kerala government on Friday advised the Kerala High Court that it might take steps to ensure entry of women on the Sabarimala shrine. The Kerala government stated that they may be prepared to allot two days solely for entry of girls inside the temple. Four women have filed a petition in Kerala High Court in search of police protection for Sabarimala go to. They have sought guidelines from the court to state government to ensure protection and reserve days to facilitate only girls’s access inside the temple. The temple is slated to remain open until December 26, followed by way of some other month-long window till January 20, for an annual pilgrimage.

Many girls, together with social activists and journalists, have tried to attain the hilltop shrine in Sabarimala on account that Supreme Court’s verdict on September 28, in which, the apex courtroom allowed the entry of girls between the age group of 10-50 to go into the shrine. Protestors have however blocked the access of women and instead, urged the country government to take felony steps to revert the Supreme Court’s verdict.

The devotees believe that Lord Ayyappa is living in the Sabarimala in a nation of everlasting celibacy and women inside the menstruating age group have been banned from coming into the shrine. A Supreme Court bench, headed via former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, but, ordered that women have to be allowed to go into the temple, bringing up gender equality.

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Baby Girl in India miraculously survived even after being ‘run over’ by Train; Watch Video

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This is a one year old girl’s great scrape from death in India.

She dropped onto the tracks moments before a train got here roaring through the station in Uttar Pradesh state.

Remarkably, the one-yr-old survived.

Footage confirmed the baby’s body fitting smartly among the rails, that means the train surpassed over her with out inflicting any harm.

Her mom had in advance accidentally dropped her among the platform and the carriage as she was getting off any other train.

The incident happened in Mathura on Tuesday.

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Irrfan was my acting school: Mithila Palkar

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Mumbai, Nov 23;¬†Mithila Palkar says acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan was like an “acting school” for her when she worked with him in “Karwaan”.The movie features Irrfan and Dulquer Salman.

On her experience of working with two well-known actors in the industry, Mithila said in a statement: “Initially it took me time to realise that I am sharing screen space with Irrfan Khan. But when I started working with him, a lot of times I would end up laughing in a scene.

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“I have never been to an acting school and on the sets of ‘Karwaan’, Irrfan was my acting school. By observing him, I learnt to improvise in the scenes along with focusing on the smallest of the details.”

Mithila also revealed her current favourite in Bollywood is Alia Bhatt. She feels Alia carries out brilliant roles with ease, and that really inspires her to push herself to perform better.

“Karwaan”, directed by Akarsh Khurana, will air on Sony Max on Saturday.

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