Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday reaffirmed his personal connection with Amethi on his maiden visit to the Uttar Pradesh constituency after suffering a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha election.“I am happy to be in Amethi. It feels like coming home,” he tweeted.Earlier, addressing Congress workers at the Gauriganj Guesthouse in Amethi, Mr. Gandhi assured them that though he was elected MP for Wayanad in Kerala, he would not abandon the U.P. constituency and would continue to visit it.“Don’t think that Rahul Gandhi is not yours,” he told them in an indoor meeting.He said he would continue to raise the shortcomings of the Union and the State governments regarding Amethi in the Lok Sabha.Mr. Gandhi explained to the workers that it was his responsibility to develop Wayanad, but he would also give time to Amethi.“Don’t you think I won’t come here. I will keep coming here,” he said to loud claps from party workers.The Congress leader advised his party workers to start doing the job of the Opposition in the constituency. Referring to corruption and the state of the economy and trade, he said there was no shortage of issues. “It is more fun doing the work of the Opposition. It’s easier,” Mr. Gandhi said in a lighter vein.Sarvesh Singh, who was the chairman of the Congress election committee in Amethi, said the meeting lasted two hours and was attended by over 1,200 people.Mr. Singh said that while there was no discussion on the factors behind his defeat, Mr. Gandhi told the workers that there may have been “shortcomings” from both ends, his and the workers, leading to the defeat. Victory and defeat are a part of life, he told the workers.Mr. Gandhi ignored the workers’ requests to continue as party president, Mr. Singh said.
Well well, the first look posters of Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s forthcoming film is here. Cashing on the popularity of Theri, Vijay 61 has been titled Mersal, a colloquial term which roughly translates to uber cool. As a treat for fans, director Atlee took to Twitter to unveil the first look posters from the film.Here’s comes my b’day gift to Vijay na. #Mersal #HBDMersalVijay pic.twitter.com/C19qAgtkMC- atlee (@Atlee_dir) June 21, 2017HBD THALAPATHYVIJAY pic.twitter.com/saxMwUz2Z3- atlee (@Atlee_dir) June 21, 2017Sporting a twirled mustache, Vijay’s look for Mersal is creating waves on the internet. From his second look, it’s quite evident that Vijay is playing a magician in the film. Ever since the commencement of the project, Vijay fans have been relentlessly tweeting about the film. Considering the unprecedented craze, Mersal is expected to take the box office by storm.Made on a lavish budget, Vijay 61 has three heroines- Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha and Nithya Menen, while SJ Suryah and Sathyaraj will play pivotal roles. Produced by Sri Thenandal Films, Mersal will see Vijay in triple roles for the first time.Academy Award-winning composer AR Rahman has been roped in to compose music. The film is slated to release on Diwali this year.ALSO READ: Ajith Kumar’s Vivegam- Anirudh’s Surviva song becomes a rage on the internet WATCH Duvvada Jagannadham: Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde dance to Seeti Maar songWATCH HERE: Thalaivar speaks to India Today about fan greet and meet, politics
zoomIllustration; Source: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Denmark’s port of Esbjerg is to expand its eastern port area as it plans to construct a new, 40,000-m2 multi-terminal in response to increased demand.The new terminal is expected to be completed by the end of the year, the port said, adding that it can see increasing demand for areas with access to quays and cranes.The new multi-terminal would be set up west of the existing multi-terminals in the eastern port. It would have direct access to the three ramps already established at the quay, the port informed.“We can see increased demand for sites for the storage and shipping-out of cargo, cars and, containers, as well as components for the wind turbine industry. The new terminal is intended to meet that demand, giving our customers the best possible conditions for running and developing their business,” Dennis Jul Pedersen, Port Director at Port Esbjerg, said.The costs of establishing the terminal are expected to run to a total investment of around DKK 15 million (USD 2.26 million).An invitation to tender for the construction of the new terminal will be announced during the new few weeks.The terminal is expected to be completed in November 2019 and will be located adjacent to the two existing multi-terminals at the port, which are operated by Blue Water Shipping and Scandinavian Auto Logistics.In 2018, Port Esbjerg handled 4.4 million tonnes of cargo, as a hub for RoRo traffic, with six fixed liner services and connections to more than 25 ports.