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Friends reunion after 17 years creates buzz among fans: Know all details here

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Our love for web series has doubled in these COVID lockdown situations. But there’s one ever-lasting web series that has a special place in the hearts of all its fans. Yes, I am talking about ‘Friends’. Even after 17 years of going off-air, it maintains a central place in web series lovers. So if you are also a fan of this popular web series, here’s some good news for you. Recently, the Hollywood Reporter has announced that ‘Friends reunion is going to be featured, soon. This announcement has created a lot of excitement and buzz among the fans. 

Let’s delve deeper into this announcement of Friends reunion 2021 and look at all the ins and outs of Friends: reunion news.

All about Friends series

All about Friends series

Friends is an American web series starring Jennifer Aniston as Rachael Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing and David Schwimmer as Ross Geller. The story revolves around the lives of six friends who live in New York. It ran for 10 seasons. The last episode aired on 6th May 2004 leaving almost 53 million viewers who watched that show in tears.

The series has won numerous awards like the outstanding comedy series award 2002, 7th rank in Greatest TV shows of all time etc. 

The popularity of the Friends series

popularity of the Friends series

Friends series is popular even today. The show has been immensely popular since its inception. The theme song could be heard almost everywhere when the show premiered in 1994. The show’s present earnings stand at $1 Billion, making it one of the most-watched series on Netflix. It’s reported that almost 54.3 million hours are spent by people worldwide watching this show. owing to its huge popularity, Netflix has paid almost 80 million Dollar to get streaming permission. 

Details about the Friends: Reunion

Details about the Friends: Reunion

The Friends is returning for a reunion special on Thursday, May 27 on HBO max. A 40-second teaser released on May 13 ahead of the event, has created a lot of excitement among fans. The teaser featured the iconic theme song of the show, ‘I’ll be there for you.  After the end of the show in 2004, this is the first time that the whole cast and production would work together. The creators of the Friends, Dravid Krane, Kevin Bright and Marta Kauffman have directed this reunion. The original tentative name of the reunion was ‘The One Where They Got Back Together. 

What should you expect from Friends Reunion

expect from Friends Reunion

Friends: a reunion is an hour-long event and it’s completely unscripted. The reunion would mark a revisit to the original sets by the whole cast and exclusive behind the scenes footings that will make them nostalgic. The streaming platform, HBO clarified that this should not be interpreted as a new and original episode of Friends series and the cast will not appear in the role of their characters but as themselves. The reunion would mark the debut of HBO max as a streaming service. 

Fans can also expect a fun surprise at the event as told by David. Besides, you will get to see several guest stars and cast members in a cameo. Fans will witness refreshing conversations between the cast and the stars. There Is still ambiguity about how it’s going to be.

Which top stars would make a guest appearance in Friends: The reunion, 2021

top stars would make a guest appearance in Friends: The reunion, 2021

More than a dozen top stars would give a guest appearance during the event. These include David Beckham, Justin Bieber (the famous singer), BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, and Reese Witherspoon. Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel peace winner would also feature in the event. 

Who all shared the news of Friends: The reunion

The first official news of Friends: Reunion appeared on the Twitter handle of Matthew Perry way back in Nov. 2020. But the original shooting which was scheduled for March 2021 got delayed by a month. 

Besides Perry, the whole cast of Friends shared the news of reunion specials on their Instagram account. The shooting took place on the original sets of Friends, namely Warner Bros. Studios Stage 24 in Burbank, California.

How can you watch Friends: The reunion? 

Friends: The reunion

As told earlier, HBO max will exclusively stream this event. So you can watch this reunion at HBO max. To enjoy this special friend: The reunion, you first have to sign up for the streaming platform. Here’s a list of easy steps to get HBO Max streaming services. 

  1. Download HBO Max on your device and Sign up for the free seven-day trial. 
  2. If you have already downloaded the streaming platform (which is the case with Cable provider and AT&T Subscribers), you can watch this for free. 
  3. HBO Max also allows you to rewatch all the past 236 episodes of Friends. 
  4. If you like the platform, you can subscribe to the platform for $14.99 Per month and watch other new content. 

A glance at the excitement surrounding this amazing Friends: The Reunion news

Friends: The Reunion news

The excitement was evident on the faces of the whole cast and producers. The fans also can’t keep calm because they are going to see these characters together after a long time. There reaction was seen in the form of memes and posts on Instagram and Twitter. The fans tweeted about how overwhelmed they are feeling on the comeback of the cast. Certain fans posted their crying posts and how happy they were feeling for the event. See the reactions below. 

Nicole says: ‘Girlfriends and boyfriends are gonna come and go but this is for life.’ #friendsReunion. 

Most of the fans tweeted that they are feeling like coming back home and the feeling is just beyond words. 

The long-awaited Friends: The reunion has created a lot of enthusiasm among fans. Instagram and Twitter have been flooded With a lot of memes and tweets coming from Friends’ fans. The buzz on the day of the event is just unimaginable. 

Closing words

The huge popularity of Friends has been a driving force behind the Friends: reunion. The show with its amazing cast, dialogues, scenes, humour, emotions and much more was able to muster a huge fan following which is evident even now, after several years of the off-air of the show. The news of the reunion of this popular show comes as a silver lining in this COVID pandemic. It would be amazing to see how the event progresses, how much audience it’s able to muster and what’s the impact on overall popularity. So if you are also a huge fan of this series, don’t forget to sign up for the streaming platform to watch this exclusive event.

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A Mishap During Dussehra: Car Ploughs Into The Crowd

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A Mishap During Dussehra Car Ploughs Into The Crowd

Introduction 

On Friday, a mishap during Dussehra occurred, a ganja laden vehicle ploughed into the crowd, killing one and injuring over 20 people. The person who died has been recognized as Gaurav Agarwal, 20. The culprits are under police custody. The incident is of Pathalgaon. 

Car ploughs into the Dussehra crowd kill 1

Car ploughs into the Dussehra crowd kill 1

On Friday (15 October 2021), a vehicle with ganja in it ploughed into the procession of Dussehra. It raced away from the police check post and then hit the crowd in Jashpur, Chhattisgarh. The incident took the life of one and injured more than 20 people out of which 4 are serious. The incident footage was caught on mobile cameras and it is a reminder of the deaths in Lakhimpur Kheri. 

Two men in the car were chased by villagers for 15 km after which they were caught. The villagers chased them on motorcycles and later the car was set on fire. The two men were beaten and handed to the police. Vijay Agarwal, the SP, said after investigating that the car and the two men belonged from Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli. The Durga immersion procession didn’t have a police escort and hence a police officer was suspended under the charge of negligence. 

The car is a maroon Xylo rams which came in high speed. 

Villagers block the highway, demands justice

The villagers tried to stop the car but nothing happened. After the mishap during Dussehra, villagers encircled the police station and blocked the Gumla-Katni highway demanding justice and 1 crore compensation for the deceased. Bhupesh Baghel, the chief minister, said justice will be given and no one will be spared. 

Conclusion

Raman Singh, former chief minister and BJP vice-president said that the chief minister must visit the family and give compensation of Rs 50 lakh. He made a video statement adding that the incident is proof of deterioration of law and order.

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I Am Full-Time President: Sonia Gandhi To G-23 at Key Congress Meet

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I Am Full-Time President Sonia Gandhi To G-23 at Key Congress Meet

Introduction 

On Saturday, Sonia Gandhi to G-23 highlighting her leadership on farmer protests and the provision of aid and relief during the pandemic and atrocities committed on marginalised groups and communities. She has put an emphasis on President position as a full time congress President and hit back at critics within the party such as the G-23  which has been pushing for more than a year for an organisational overhaul and the election of visible and effective leadership.

Statement of Sonia Gandhi

Statement of Sonia Gandhi

During a meeting of the congress working committee, Sonia Gandhi, an interim President after the resignation of Rahul Gandhi two years ago said that she has always appreciated frankness and also said there is no need to engage media and speak through them.

A reference to letters that were released by ‘G-23’ members that led to spats between leaders in both camps.

She said internal elections are scheduled before the pandemic in June this year. It requires discipline and  self-control . Also she is well known of the fact that she has been interim Congress President since the congress working committee asked her to return in 2019

About the Elections

Sonia Gandhi to G-23 said that General Secretary Venugopal Ji will brief you about the entire process and five you the clarity once and for all. A schedule for organizing elections is before you.

She also told us about the preparations and difficulty faced by the party. The Congress Party has faced many challenges but they are united and disciplined on the party’s interests alone and they are confident that they will do well.

About the Meeting

Sonia Gandhi, Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi, and GS Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and other senior people such as ex Union Minister P Chidambaram and the Bhupesh Baghel l,Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh (Bhupesh Baghel) and charanjit channi, chief minister of Punjab and 57 others are meeting today for the meeting. Also the members of G-23 will be present.

Conclusion

After the pandemic and lockdowns, This is the first in-person  Congress meeting

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Nihang Sikh Detained: Singhu Border Murder Case

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Nihang Sikh Detained Singhu border murder case

Introduction 

Nihang who is a member of the warrior Singh order surrendered to the Haryana police. Nihang sikh detained and he claims to take full responsibility for the murder that took place on the Singhu border. On Friday early morning a corpse was found at a farmers’ protest site on the Delhi Haryana border. 

Singhu border murder case 

It was on 15th October 2021, early Friday morning when a semi-naked and mutilated corpse was found at the site of farmers’ protest from a police barricade which was upside down at Delhi Haryana border. The right foot and left hand were cut off from the victim’s body. 

One Nihang Sikh detained by Haryana Police 

One Nihang Sikh detained by Haryana Polic

On Friday (15th October 2021), Haryana Police took hold of one person involved in the Singhu border murder case. ‘Nihang’ surrendered to the police taking the whole responsibility for the murder. 

On Friday evening, Nihang Sikh Saravjit Singh surrendered to police and he will be produced before the court on Saturday (16th October 2021).

The family of the victim is seeking justice. The victim’s name is Lakhbir, 35 and resided in Cheema Khurd village in Tarn Taran district of Punjab. His sister spoke to ANI and said that the reason for his death and who did it to him is unknown to them but they want justice at the earliest. 

The Superintendent of Sonipat Police said that clues have been found at the crime scene. Investigating the reason for the victim’s death, Nihang said that the victim desecrated the holy scripture – Sarbaloh Granth and that is the reason he killed him. 

Conclusion

The Kisan Morcha has subsided themselves and said in a press statement that they have no connection with the murder, Nihang Sikh and the victim. They offered support to the police. M L Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana held a meeting to discuss the matter at his residence and told him actions will be taken.

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