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  1. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh twice in two days to condemn yet another killing, this time of a labourer, during unprovoked firing by Indian troops along the Line of Control. According to FO, the labourer was working at a crushing plant in Rawalakot on the bank of a river in Pooch district when unprovoked firing by Indian soldiers claimed his life. A statement issued by FO on Thursday read that India continued to indulge in ceasefire violations despite calls for restraint. So far in 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 391 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary, resulting in the killing of 16 civilians and causing injuries to 65 others, the statement read. This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India has continued from 2017 when the Indian forces committed more than 1,970 ceasefire violations, it added. Pakistan lodges protest with India on killing of minor at LoC Indian deputy high commissioner summoned over unprovoked firing at the de facto border The deliberate targetting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws, the statement read. The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation. South Asia Director General Dr Mohammad Faisal has therefore urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement; investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary. The Indian side should permit United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions, Dr Faisal added.
  2. For a team that lost two consecutive Tests in the beginning of their much-anticipated tour, the Indian cricket team has come a long way to clinch the One-Day International (ODI) series 5-1 and then win the first of the three T20Is against South Africa. The Virat Kohli-led India might have lost the Test series, but what followed later is nothing short of being clinical. A 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series has surely boosted the Indian camp which will undoubtedly go for the kill in the second match at Centurion today. © BCCL With a historic ODI series win and a T20I triumph recently, the Indian team surely earned themselves some downtime. And, that's exactly what they were seen doing in their final days in the Rainbow Nation. While the Proteas - eyeing a comeback - were sweating it out in the nets, the Indian side called off the optional training session ahead of the second T20I at the SuperSport Park in a bid to try out a new sport. Substituting the cricket bat with the golf club, the Indian cricketers were seen enjoying themselves on the golf course. © Instagram/@rohitsharma45 Indian opener Rohit Sharma was seen in the company of spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik and batting coach Sanjay Bangar on the golf course. Taking to Instagram, Rohit shared a photo with the caption: "Great day on the different field @yuzi_chahal23 @dk00019 @imsanjaybangar #DJ". Earlier, Kohli also took his teammates out for dinner after an emphatic 28-run win over the Proteas in the first T20I. The Indian captain took to Twitter and shared the moments of their celebratory dinner after the game. "Last night dinner with the boys after a good win!," Kohli tweeted alongside a picture. © Twitter/@imVkohli The photograph featured the likes of Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul and Suresh Raina - who made a comeback to the Indian side after a hiatus of 12-long months. Pushed on the backfoot, the Proteas will have to play out of the skin of their teeth to return to the winning ways and stay alive in the three-match series when they lock horns with India in the second T20I at Centurion today.
  3. FO Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) said on Friday that it is aiming to bring back bodies of 12 Pakistanis, who drowned when a boat carrying migrants capsized off the coast of Zuwara, Libya in the early hours of February 2, in the next three days. Speaking at the weekly press briefing, FO Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that an emergency cell has been constituted in Libya for assistance in this regard, and the required funds have also been dispatched to the Pakistani embassy there. Meanwhile, Federal Investigation Agency disclosed that as many as 28 Pakistani nationals were kidnapped after the incident. Boat tragedy: FIA confirms 28 Pakistanis confined in Libya Some of the Pakistani nationals are in contact with their families, says agency "It has been learnt that 28 more Pakistanis are confined in Libya in a safe house in Zawiya district," said the FIA report. The agency further stated that some of the Pakistani nationals are in contact with their families. The report by FIA also requests the concerned quarters to rescue the Pakistanis and save them from further unfortunate events. An embassy official earlier said victims are mostly from Gujrat in northern Pakistan. Libya is the main gateway for migrants trying to cross to Europe by sea, though numbers have dropped sharply since July as Libyan factions and authorities - under pressure from Italy and the European Union - have begun to block departures. Zuwara was a top departure point until a local backlash against smuggling in 2015. So far this year, just over 3,500 migrants are recorded to have crossed from Libya to Italy, about 60 percent fewer than during the same period last year, according to the Italian Interior Ministry. Pakistanis are the third largest national group, after Eritreans and Tunisians. Pakistanis resident in Libya for decades, many working in the gold business, have tried to leave because of the collapse in the value of the Libyan dinar and a severe liquidity crisis. Others have found their way to Libya through smuggling networks.
  4. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/a813659be43ecd9381b1510fe9bbe49c.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9Mi83LzIwMTggNDozMDowNyBBTSZoYXNoX3ZhbHVlPTI4MUlBMUFxbkpDZERQVzFZelZPN1E9PSZ2YWxpZG1pbnV0ZXM9NjAmaWQ9MQ== style=center] ISLAMABAD: Federal Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz was granted 10 days by Supreme Court on Wednesday to finalise legal representation for contempt notice issued to him by the apex court. The Supreme Court had issued on Friday a contempt of court notice to Aziz and directed him to appear today, reportedly over his controversial speeches and statements made during various TV talk shows. A three-member bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed conducted today's proceedings. Appearing before the bench, Aziz said: "You sent the notice, I have presented myself". Justice Saeed asked Aziz if he needs time to finalise counsel, to which he responded: "Whatever you deem fit". Aziz was then given 10 days to finalise counsel and the hearing was adjourned until February 19. Talking to the media before entering the court, Aziz said his whole life has been spent respecting the judiciary, adding that his hands and heart is clean. Tallal Chaudhry's similar stance On Tuesday, Minister of State for Interior Affairs Tallal Chaudhry appeared before the Supreme Court after having been issued a similar contempt notice. The apex court had initiated contempt proceedings against Chaudhry on account of ?derogatory and contemptuous speeches/statements? with regard to the honourable court. Appearing in court, Chaudhry asked the bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, for three weeks to finalise legal representation. The court gave the minister one week and issued him a show-cause notice.
  5. KARACHI: The special policing powers of Sindh Rangers was extended for another 90 days in Karachi, said a notification issued. The notification was issued after the approval of the provincial home ministry and the interior ministry. The current validity of the powers conferred upon the Rangers in Karachi Division under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 will now expire on April 10, 2018. Under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, Rangers can take independent actions against criminals and suspected terrorists within Karachi division for 90 days.
  6. Even if Cricket or sports in general is not your cup of tea, there is no way on earth that someone wouldn't know who Mahendra Singh Dhoni is. Dhoni will forever be 'Captain Cool' for us, irrespective of how many came before him and the ones who will join the madness that Team India is. Dhoni has all the right in the world to demand respect, not only for his support from behind the stumps, but also for guiding Team India towards victory under his leadership. Reuters This man needs no introduction since his actions speak louder than the audience cheering at the top of their voice, during the match. So much so, that even the stump mic couldn't help but capture his strategies, hilarious nicknames he gave to his team-mates and his endless pearls of wisdom. Stump mics are possibly one of the best things that happened to Cricket and nobody except for our 'Men in Blue' are making the optimum use of it. It was because of a stump mic that we got to know about Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya's epic strategy to tackle the opponents. It was the stump mic that captured Kohli unleashing his inner 'Dilli ka ladka' and say “Shaam tak khelenge, Inki g***d phat jayegi.” Reuters In fact, thanks to the stump mic that we now know that Kohli will forever remain 'Cheeku' and Kuldeep will forever remain 'Kulee' for Dhoni. You can thank this Twitter user for sharing this video with subtitles (how thoughtful) where Dhoni is seen encouraging his team and sharing game strategies in his own hilarious style. Dhoni behind the stumps is hilarious. pic.twitter.com/ntJubXMgoQ — dogu (@HusnKaHathiyar) February 2, 2018 As expected, after this gem of a video surfaced online, fans couldn't contain their excitement and started flooding the internet with their hilarious interpretations and respect for Dhoni. Can listen to him all day. Channels should get rid of all commentators. — Shubham (@SportyShubh) February 3, 2018 You can take Dhoni out of captaincy. But you cannot take captaincy out of Dhoni. https://t.co/wtKO9z51lf — Farees Rahman (@fareesrahman) February 3, 2018 #MSDhoni -- Duniya k liye hoga tu #ViratKohli mere liye to tu cheeku hi h. ðð #FreedomSeries#INDvSA https://t.co/bVUflTqFQJ — Aryan INDIAN (@CricCrazyAryan) February 2, 2018 "6 ball samajhne me nikal jayega" was Dhoni's version of "shaam tak khelenge to..." ð — Shivam srivastava (@shivamcosmo) February 2, 2018 For me best was "6 बà¥à¤² समà¤à¤¨à¥ मà¥à¤ हॠनिà¤à¤² à¤à¤¾à¤à¤à¤¾" ð¤£ð¤£ðð — Priyanshu Singh (@Priyanshu7Singh) February 2, 2018 If only the South African team understood Hindi or realized how deadly Kohli and Dhoni are for their opponents, they wouldn't have lost to India by 6 wickets in the first ODI in Kingsmead, Durban. While, Kohli was announced Man of the Match, Dhoni's pearls of wisdom and hilarious ways to encourage players surely contributed to the victory.
  7. Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal attends a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, August 30, 2009. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed/Files RIYADH: Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal ? detained in the kingdom?s sweeping crackdown on corruption ? said Saturday he expected to be cleared of any wrongdoing and be released from custody within days. Prince Alwaleed was speaking in an exclusive interview with Reuters at his suite in Riyadh?s opulent Ritz-Carlton hotel, where he has been confined for over two months along with dozens of other suspects. It was the first time the prince, one of the nation?s most prominent businessmen, has spoken publicly since his detention. Prince Alwaleed said he was continuing to maintain his innocence of any corruption in talks with authorities. He said he expected to keep full control of his global investment firm Kingdom Holding Co without being required to give up assets to the government. ?There are no charges. There are just some discussions between me and the government,? he said in the interview, conducted shortly after midnight. ?I believe we are on the verge of finishing everything within days.? Prince Alwaleed appeared greyer and thinner than in his last public appearance, a television interview in late October, and had grown a beard while in detention. But he said he had been well treated, describing rumours of mistreatment and of being moved from the hotel to a prison as completely false. He gave the interview largely in order to disprove such rumours, he said, showing off the comforts of the private office, dining room and kitchen in his gold-accented suite, which was fully stocked with his preferred vegetarian meals. In the corner of his office sat tennis shoes, which he said he used for exercise. A television played business news programs and a mug with an image of his own face on it was perched on the desk. The release of Prince Alwaleed, whose net worth has been estimated by Forbes magazine at $17 billion, may reassure investors in his business empire. Directly or indirectly through Kingdom Holding, he holds stakes in firms such as Twitter Inc and Citigroup Inc, and has invested in top hotels including the George V in Paris and the Plaza in New York. Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched his purge in early November. Allegations against Prince Alwaleed, who is in his early 60s, included money laundering, bribery and extorting officials, a Saudi official told Reuters at the time. Authorities said they aimed to reach financial settlements with most suspects and believed they could raise some $100 billion for the government this way ? a huge windfall for the state, which has seen its finances squeezed by low oil prices. In recent days there have been signs the purge is winding down; several other prominent businessmen ? including regional television network MBC owner Waleed al-Ibrahim ? have reached financial settlements with authorities, an official source told Reuters on Friday. Terms were not revealed. Prince Alwaleed said his own case was taking longer to conclude because he was determined to clear his name completely, but he believed the case was now 95 percent finished. ?There?s a misunderstanding, and it?s being cleared. So I?d like to stay here until this thing is over completely and get out and life goes on.? After his release, he plans to continue living in Saudi Arabia, he said.
  8. Lahore High Court. Photo:File LAHORE: The Lahore High Court directed the special anti-terrorism court hearing the Zainab rape, murder case to give its verdict in seven days after the submission of the challan (charge-sheet), said a notification issued on Thursday. Zainab was kidnapped from near her aunt?s house on January 4 in Kasur. Her body was recovered from a garbage heap on January 9. The post-mortem of the minor revealed that she had been raped before being murdered. On Wednesday, A special anti-terrorism court (ATC) has handed Imran Ali Naqshbandi, the accused in the rape and murder case of Zainab, to police on a 14-day physical remand. During his ATC appearance, Imran admitted to the rape and murder of Zainab. Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif requested the chief justice of the Lahore High Court to ensure that the hearing of the case is heard day and night, without any delay. In the notification issued by the Lahore High Court's Additional Registrar, terror charges have been included against the suspect. Zainab murder case: Confessional video of accused emerges Imran said that he tricked Zainab by telling her that he would take her to meet her parents Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Babar Awan in his media talk claimed that name of a prominent public figure is appearing in the Zainab case. He demanded the Chief Justice of Pakistan to conduct an independent inquiry of the case. "A strong criminal gang is behind the Zainab's killer. Name of a prominent person is appearing in this case," he said. "If Imran Ali Naqshbandi?s DNA was matching in the rest of the eight cases, why wasn't he arrested earlier." Awan questioned why Punjab Chief Minister and Law Minister Rana Sanaullah interrupted Zainab's father during the press conference.
  9. A view of Murree's Mall Road. Photo: Pak101.com ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court ordered on Monday the demolition of all illegal buildings and structures in Murree within five days. A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, while hearing a case on illegal buildings in Murree, also ordered the deputy commissioner (DC) to lend bulldozers for the purpose. The chief justice also questioned the DC about the ownership of the illegal structures. ?Who owns these illegal buildings? Who is responsible for these buildings? Please tell if illegal structures were built in Murree or not?. Illegal buildings are present in Murree since 2013, the DC informed the court. The chief justice then directed him to submit all the details pertaining to illegal structures to the court today (Monday). Responding to this, Chief Justice Nisar remarked: ?If there is any other case in the courts then provide details of that too. Rent a bulldozer and demolish illegal structures in Murree within five days. Go to Murree and tell people that anyone who wants is free to come to the court. Either these illegal structures will fall or you will.? ?I saw Murree?s Mall Road in my younger days as well as when I grew older. Submit a list of the people under whom these illegal structures appeared. These structures have appeared with support from your institution. Don?t hide these buildings due to political reasons," the chief justice observed further. ?If the inspection team identifies any illegal building then there will be consequences. You have to prove that the country is run by rule of law,? he remarked. The apex court also took suo motu notice of illegal structures such as wedding halls and markets in Islamabad and summoned a list of all illegal structures in the federal capital from the Capital Development Authority. The case has been adjourned until tomorrow (Tuesday).
  10. Do you remember the longest time you've gone without masturbating? Maybe it's time to think about it now. Masturbating is a normal part of life and is even extremely healthy according to a lot of studies. But, it turns out that there is also a movement that promotes the benefits of abstaining from masturbation for long periods of time. It became popular on Reddit after a thread linked this movement to a Chinese study which basically claimed that not masturbating could raise your testosterone by 45 percent. Well, that sounds incredible, doesn't it? Taking up this challenge, Luke Eilers decided to see how long he could hold off on 'touching himself'. The movement is appropriately called the 'No Fap Movement' and the biggest thing that motivated Luke was the realization that he was addicted to porn. He admitted that he felt a lot of shame when he finished watching some racy adult videos. Moreover, he also realized that he suffered from a lack of motivation, focus and productivity. Talking about this with fellow YouTuber Andrew Hales, Luke explains how he feels since he started his journey: “The way I would describe it is I kind of just feel like 10 percent better in loads of areas like motivation, confidence, energy, mental clarity. Lots of people talk about superpowers and it completely changes their life; every once in a while, I would get spurts of that.” But only 10% in more than a year? Maybe next time he can abstain for like 4,000 days to complete the 100%. Luke also made sure to clarify that even though he didn't 'pleasure himself'; he still had *** and even looked at porn, but strictly no masturbation. Apparently, as long as you're ejaculating with a partner then that's considered 'healthy'. He also mentioned that he had discovered a new kind of *** where both the people get down and dirty really slowly for more than an hour, but never actually complete the act. He hasn't tried that yet, but he's very interested to find out how it works. But, one of the best things that came out of his 'no fap' experiment was that because of these behavioural and physiological changes, Luke has taken it upon himself to go into amateur therapy via Skype in order to help out guys who are struggling with porn addiction, depression, social anxiety or who just want to talk about women. Such a noble thing to do. Andrew, the guy who interviewed Luke, also saw some changes in himself after trying out the 'No Fap Movement' for just 9 days. Wow, this thing works quickly. So, are you ready to take up this challenge or not?
  11. Well, looks like 2018 has been a very weird rollercoaster ride for Salman Khan, so many highs and lows, it's kind of hard to keep up. First, it was the immense success of his movie 'Tiger Zinda Hai', and immediately after that, he was getting death threats from a notorious gangster. And now, apparently armed men entered the set of his movie. Last week, Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi of Rajasthan issued a death threat to Salman Khan, warning the actor that he will be killed in Jodhpur. While being taken to a court in Jodhpur with police security, he said, “Salman Khan will be killed here, in Jodhpur... Then he will come to know about our real identity.” © twitter Following these threats, on Tuesday the shooting of Salman's upcoming movie 'Race 3' was disrupted when a dozen policemen barged in to inform that a group of armed men had entered the premises, according to Mumbai Mirror. (https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/threats-disrupt-salman-khans-shoot/articleshow/62449986.cms ) The actor was quickly rushed to the safety of his Bandra residence. While we don't know if this interruption is related to the threats, but if it's a coincidence, then it's a damn good one. Reportedly, the death threat is related to the infamous black buck killing case of 1998, in which Salman Khan and his co-actors are accused. Apparently, it was the Bishnoi community that had brought up the black buck hunting case, and Salman Khan is considered a 'villain' in the community ever since then. © twitter Salman Khan appeared in a court in Jodhpur last Thursday because of the black buck case, and that is what triggered the death threats by Bishnoi the next day when he had to appear in the same court. Bishnoi was due in court because he was arrested on the charges of terrorising traders and extorting them. Brushing off all his accusations, the gangster said that he had been framed in false cases saying that not even a single witness had deposed in the court to prove the charges till now. He then proceeded to add, “Now, if the police want me to do some major crime, I shall kill Salman Khan and that too in Jodhpur.” Lawrence Bishnoi facing trial for a murder in Jodhpur says he will kill actor Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan), he was brought to court on Friday. Bishnois worship black bucks and the actor is accused of killing the animal @htTweets pic.twitter.com/UF2aw9YkN2 — Rakesh Goswami (@rakeshgoswamiHT) January 5, 2018 Since there were some protests against Salman Khan due to new developments in the case, he felt it would be better for him to stay in Mumbai than Rajasthan. But, this week he was informed by Mumbai police that three men in the city had threatened to kill him as well. Because of all this, the actor has been given additional security by the police. A source from the set, while talking to Mirror, said, “The police arrived at the Race 3 set in Film City and told Salman and producer Ramesh Taurani that the shoot had to be stopped immediately as the actor needed to head home as soon as possible. Salman was escorted in another car by six cops, while his own car was driven back to his residence by another group of cops.” © twitter Salman has also been asked to stay under the radar for a few days, which includes not sharing his whereabouts on social media. Confirming the news of threats, Salman's father Salim Khan said, “While I don't know the exact details about when he left the sets, I do know that there were some threats. But Salman has a good team of security personnel. This is not the first time that he is getting such threats. In this industry, people keep getting such threats a lot.” The senior inspector involved in the case revealed, “This is not the first time a threat has been issued against Salman or a member of his family, and the actor is often spotted about town without security or even his bodyguard, Shera, but anticipating an unprecedented attack, he has been asked to be extra safe.” © twitter He added, “The police are taking Bishnoi's threat seriously but we have assured Salman that he will receive maximum police protection. We are also investigating the motive behind Bishnoi's threat to Salman.” Ramesh Taurani has also made sure to increase the security on the set, which means more bouncers, guards and personnel for Salman's safety as well as the unit's safety at all times.
  12. Rangers? special powers have been extended for another 90 days from January 10 to April 10, 2018 KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has extended the special policing powers of the Rangers for another 90 days in Karachi. The current validity of the powers conferred upon the Rangers in Karachi Division under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 expires on January 10 (today). The chief minister, lauding the achievements of the targeted operation launched in the city in September 2013 against terrorists, target killers and extortionists, approved a summary to extend the Rangers? special powers for another 90 days from January 10 to April 10, 2018. Under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, Rangers can take independent actions against criminals and suspected terrorists within Karachi division for 90 days.
  13. Reuters reporter Kyaw Soe Oo looks out from a police vehicle as he leaves a court in Yangon, Myanmar, December 27, 2017. REUTERS YANGON: Two Reuters journalists who have been detained in Myanmar for the past two weeks were remanded in custody for a further two weeks on Wednesday as a probe continues into allegations they breached the nation?s Official Secrets Act. Judge Ohn Myint granted the 14-day extension in the case of the journalists, Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, at the request of the police, who then took them to Yangon?s Insein prison. They were previously being held in a police compound. When they appeared at the Mingaladon court for the proceedings, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were allowed to meet their families and their lawyer for the first time since their arrest. The two journalists had worked on Reuters coverage of a crisis in the western state of Rakhine, where - according to United Nations? estimates - about 655,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from a fierce military crackdown on militants. They were detained on Dec 12 after they had been invited to meet police officials over dinner. The Ministry of Information has said they ?illegally acquired information with the intention to share it with foreign media? and faced charges under the British colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years. The two journalists said they had not been mistreated in custody. ?The situation is okay,? Wa Lone said after the hearing. ?We will face it the best we can because we have never done anything wrong,? he said. ?We have never violated the media law nor ethics. We will continue to do our best.? A Reuters spokesperson said they should be freed. ?These two journalists are being held for simply doing their jobs and have done nothing wrong. It is time for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to be released,? the spokesperson said. About 100 journalists, lawyers and farmers held a protest in the town of Pyay, 290 km (180 miles) north of Yangon, to demand the release of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, one of the participants said. Members of the Protection Committee for Myanmar Journalists sat draped in chains in a public square in the center of the town and wrote the names of the two arrested reporters on their palms, an often used symbol in Myanmar of solidarity with those in jail. Government officials from some of the world?s major nations, including the United States, Britain and Canada, as well as top U.N. officials, have previously called for their release. Families travel to prison Dozens of reporters and cameramen were outside the courthouse in a northern district of Yangon for the appearance of the two journalists. They were brought in a white van, rather than a police truck, dressed in casual clothes and were not handcuffed. Their lawyer, Than Zaw Aung, who has been retained by Reuters, also said the two had only been doing their job as journalists. ?They are being accused under this charge while doing their work as media,? he told reporters. Lieutenant Colonel Myint Htwe, a senior staff officer from the Yangon Police Division, said: ?We took action because they committed the crime. It needs to be solved in court.? Only their lawyer and the families of the two journalists, along with police and government lawyers, were allowed into the courtroom. The families were later allowed to travel in the van as the two journalists were taken to prison. ?I believe that he didn?t commit any crime,? Pan Ei Mon, Wa Lone?s wife, told Reuters. ?I would like to request the government to consider releasing them.? Nyo Nyo Aye, a sister of Kyaw Soe Oo, said her brother told her he had not committed any offense. ?I believe that he can come home soon,? she said.
  14. A Pakistani security personnel stands guard during the Christmas Day mass at a church in Quetta, Pakistan, December 25, 2017. AFP/Banaras Khan QUETTA: Pakistan deployed commandos inside and around a church in the southwestern city of Quetta Monday as its grieving but defiant congregation marked Christmas days after they were targeted in a deadly church attack. Snipers were positioned on top of the church, as survivors spoke of their lost loved ones and called for the congregation to be armed, with a quiet, sombre service. One injured survivor burst into tears while approaching the altar to receive Communion, with other members of the congregation weeping as they watched. "It is normally a joyful day, but it is painful... for all of us that attended the service while remembering the day of attack, as well as our near and dear," said one young worshipper, Aftab. The suicide bomb attack last Sunday killed nine people and wounded 30 during a service at the Methodist church in Quetta. Officials have said police intercepted and shot dead one attacker outside the church before he could detonate his bomb. But the second managed to reach the church's main door, where he blew himself up. The church had been more crowded than usual that day as it was close to Christmas. On Monday, the congregation was smaller, down to about 250 instead of its usual 350 or so, despite the heavy deployment of police and paramilitary troops. "Fear was haunting us during the service," said Rukhsana Nazir, a mother who added that six of her relatives were wounded in the attack. However, other survivors ? including Nazir's 13-year-old daughter Sheeza ? said they felt no fear as they had put their faith in God. The service was also attended by some local Muslim leaders and politicians as a show of solidarity. The church itself was first established in 1890, officials there told AFP. Its Reverend Simon Bashir said he has been calling for greater security there for nearly a decade. Some worshippers said they should be allowed to carry weapons to services, fearing future attacks. 40-year-old Kashif Shamshad ? one of the injured ? said they would raise the issue "as we are under threat". Bishop Sadiq Daniel ? the head of the Karachi-Balochistan Diocese who visited Quetta for the service ? agreed, saying the idea has already been proposed to the police, who have asked the community to send them volunteers for weapons training. Christians make up less than two percent of Pakistan's 207 million people. Along with other religious minorities, the community has also been targeted by extremists over the years. In 2013, 82 people were killed when suicide bombers attacked a church in the city of Peshawar. And last year, Lahore suffered one of Pakistan's deadliest attacks ? a suicide bombing in a park that killed more than 70 people, including many children, on Easter.
  15. Well, it seems like there aren't enough people to put in jail, that now even animals aren't safe. In a bizarre turn of events, 8 donkeys were put in jail in the Jalaun district in Uttar Pradesh last week. Why? Because they were just being donkeys and ate some plants. Apparently, they destroyed plants worth â¹5 lakh that the senior officer of the jail had arranged for planting inside the facility, and therefore the donkeys were locked-up for about four days. Donkeys are such intelligent animals, right, they should know they can't eat such expensive plants, they can't afford it. "These donkeys had destroyed some very expensive plants which our senior officer had arranged for planting inside jail and despite warnings the owner let loose his animals here so we detained the donkeys," Urai jail head constable RK Mishra was quoted by news agency ANI as saying. The donkeys were detained on November 24, after which the owners were searching for the animals frantically. After finding out that the donkeys were in jail, the owner requested for their release, but the police refused. Since there was no other way left, the owner approached the local BJP leader Shakti Gahoi for help, who then accompanied him and the donkeys were released after then only. Jalaun(UP): Police release a herd of donkeys from Urai district jail. They had been detained for destroying plants outside jail and were released after four days pic.twitter.com/Wl5UJrU2tT — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 27, 2017 At least the donkeys were living it up while in jail. “We made all the arrangements for them inside. They were fed two times a day,” said a jail official. But, the innocent animals served time for no reason at all. If it was the owner's fault, why did these 8 donkeys have to serve jail time? They were just eating, what a big crime they committed! I have one question – if it was cows that destroyed expensive plants, would they have had the same punishment? Probably not, and that's not fair. All animals matter. #JusticeForDonkeys Well, now since the world is safe from such dangerous criminals, maybe the police will focus on catching and locking up people who are actually committing crimes.
  16. Fallen Italian giants AC Milan made combative former player Gennaro Gattuso their new boss on Monday after sacking Vincenzo Montella following a disappointing start to the season. The seven-time European champions released Montella after a goalless draw against Torino on Sunday left them seventh in Serie A, 18 points behind leaders Napoli. In 39-year-old Gattuso, the Chinese-owned club have turned to a member of one of their most successful sides, but he has little coaching pedigree. Milan thanked Montella for his efforts and said in a statement: "Management of the first team is entrusted to Gennaro Gattuso." Gattuso made a total of 468 appearances for AC Milan between 1999 and 2012, winning a reputation as a rugged defensive midfielder and earning the nickname "Rino", on account of his verbal raging and rampaging playing style. He won the Serie A title twice and helped Milan to Champions League glory on two occasions. Gattuso was such an integral part of Marcello Lippi's line-up when Italy clinched the 2006 World Cup in Germany that he was named in FIFA's team of the tournament. AC Milan have not finished higher than sixth in any of the last four seasons in Serie A but new Chinese owner Li Yonghong funded a 230-million-euro ($270 million) signing spree in the summer. Leonardo Bonucci arrived from Juventus for 38 million euros in an eye-catching move, while Portuguese player Andre Silva came for a similar sum from FC Porto and Hakan Calhanoglu was signed from Bayer Leverkusen. But even with those reinforcements, Montella failed to put the club that was once the jewel in former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's business empire in contention for a Champions League place. He leaves after 17 months at the San Siro. Slapped Ibrahimovic There will be heavy pressure on Gattuso, who has always had a controversial edge -- he once slapped the then Ajax striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic with the back of his hand. On another occasion that his temper spilled over, he infamously grabbed Tottenham assistant coach Joe Jordan -- greying and 26 years Gattuso's senior -- by the throat before head-butting him, picking up a heavy UEFA ban. Gattuso spent a season at Walter Smith's Rangers before joining AC Milan and won the Scottish double alongside English midfielder Paul Gascoigne. Since retiring as a player he has been working within the AC Milan structure as youth team coach after a stuttering coaching career elsewhere, with short stints at Sion in Switzerland, at Palermo and Pisa in Italy and at Greek minnows OFI Crete. With Juventus now the main force in Italian football and Barcelona and Real Madrid dominating Europe in recent years, Gattuso faces a huge task to restore Milan to their former heights. He was a key cog in the team featuring Paolo Maldini, Andrea Pirlo and Filippo Inzaghi which won the 2003 Champions League by beating Juventus on penalties. He was on the losing side in the dramatic 2005 final in Istanbul when AC Milan blew a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Liverpool and then lost in the penalty shootout, but he got his revenge two years later when Milan beat Liverpool in Athens. He made 72 international appearances for Italy. Milan also face a fight to convince UEFA that they comply with financial fairplay regulations designed to prevent clubs from overspending. In order to meet the criteria, Milan are gambling on making a sharp increase in profits in China. For that, they need to qualify for the Champions League.
  17. A picture of the missing-at-sea ARA San Juan submarine ? with words reading "Come on 'men of steel', we wait for you at home" ? hangs on a fence in the Argentine Naval Base, Mar del Plata, Argentina, November 19, 2017. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci/Files BAHIA BLANCA: An international flotilla backed by aircraft on Monday again probed the South Atlantic for signs of an Argentine submarine missing for 12 days, targeting an area near the vessel's last known position where an explosion was detected. A total of 15 countries ? including the United States, Britain, Russia, and France ? are helping to search for the ARA San Juan, which has 44 crew members on board. It last made contact with Argentina's navy on November 15. The search operation extends for a 35-kilometre (22-mile) radius from an area about 250 miles off the coast of Argentina ? around the location of the explosion that may have sent the vessel to the bottom of the ocean. "Unfortunately, we still have not located or detected the San Juan submarine," Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said Monday in Buenos Aires. Balbi also confirmed the Russian navy's intelligence ship Yantar ? equipped with a submarine capable of descending 6,000 meters underwater ? will arrive to assist with the search on December 5. The ARA San Juan's camouflage-focused design has frustrated efforts, along with other factors including poor weather, according to US Navy pilot Adam Slavinsky, who said search crews "have no deadline" to find the vessel. From Argentina's military base at Bahia Blanca, two US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft have been using their radar and scanners in the sub hunt, dropping buoys equipped with sensors to try to detect the vessel. A ship equipped with an underwater emergency vehicle ? which can be deployed to the bottom of the ocean ? is also being used in the search effort. Three San Juan crew members miraculously escaped the tragedy ? one had rushed to their ill mother's bedside, another was reassigned to a mission in Peru, and the third was sent to perform administrative duties. The loss of the submarine represents a huge blow to the already under-equipped Argentine military.
  18. A herd of donkeys walking out of Urai jail in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district. Photo: NDTV In Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district, convicts of a different kind walked out from the Urai jail on Monday ? a herd of eight donkeys. Their crime was also one of a kind ?destroying expensive plants outside the jail compound, NDTV reported. The four-legged ?convicts? spent four days behind the bars for their offence. The plants reportedly cost jail authorities several hundred thousand Indian rupees. ?The donkeys had destroyed some very expensive plants which our senior officer had arranged for planting inside jail and despite warnings the owner let loose his animals here so we detained the donkeys,? head constable RK Mishra told news agency ANI. The ?offenders? were only allowed to walk out of the jail after a local politician submitted the bail amount. The concerned owner eagerly awaited their arrival. "I came here to get my donkeys released. Eight of them were locked up for four days," owner Kamlesh said.
  19. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a family picture during the Eastern Partnership summit at the European Council Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal BRUSSELS: The European Union handed Prime Minister Theresa May a 10-day ?absolute deadline? to improve her Brexit divorce offer or face failure in persuading EU leaders to open trade talks with Britain at a December summit. Without a deal next month, time will be very tight to agree on arrangements before Britain leaves the EU in March 2019, adding to pressure on businesses to avoid potential losses and move investments. ?We need to see progress from UK within 10 days on all issues, including on Ireland,? European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted after meeting May in Brussels for one hour following an EU summit. A deal on the Northern Ireland border became suddenly trickier on Friday as the Dublin government looked set to fall. Tusk said it was still possible the other 27 EU leaders would conclude at a summit on December 14-15 that Britain had made ?sufficient progress? toward meeting three key conditions for them to approve the opening of trade talks in the new year. But, added the former Polish premier who chairs the bloc?s summit meetings, that was ?still a huge challenge?. EU officials expect the crunch to come when May returns on Monday, December 4, to meet the EU chief executive, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and his chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. ?Tusk presented the timeline ... with December 4 as the absolute deadline for the UK to make additional efforts, allowing Barnier to be in a position to recommend sufficient progress,? an EU official said. ?May agreed to this time frame.? ?The UK will need to give credible assurances as to how to avoid a hard border before December 4, as it is still unclear how this can be done,? the official added. A further complication lay in Ireland, where Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who has warned of a veto without big British moves on the border issue, may call a snap election next week over a separate issue. May told reporters after meeting Tusk that the two sides were still making progress toward closing gaps on a financial settlement, rights for expatriates after Brexit and how to avoid a ?hard border? that may disrupt the peace in Northern Ireland. But ?there are still issues across the various matters that we are negotiating on to be resolved?, she added. She repeated a line she first used in September that Britain would ?honour our commitments?. But there was no sign of details that EU counterparts are demanding over payments before they accede to London?s call for talks on a post-Brexit trade pact. On the Irish border, May said, ?We and the Irish government continue to talk about solutions for that. We have the same desire. We want to ensure that movement of people and trade across that border can carry on as now.? Irish issue For months, the EU?s demand for Britain to pay something like 60 billion euros ($72 billion) has seemed the toughest nut to crack. But EU negotiators have been encouraged by apparent leaks in the British media indicating that May has won backing from Brexit hardliners in her cabinet to offer a large sum. Now, Ireland could be a sticking point. ?The Irish issue is very worrying. The chances of sufficient progress in December were only 50-50. Now maybe less,? an official handling Brexit talks from one of the other 27 EU states told Reuters on the sidelines of Friday?s summit. Barnier threw the Union?s weight behind Ireland on Friday, telling Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney there was ?strong solidarity for Ireland? and ?Irish issues are EU issues?. Coveney ? who accused the government?s opponents of being irresponsible in calling a no-confidence motion for Tuesday over an unrelated issue ? said Ireland would not agree to opening EU trade talks with Britain if it was unhappy over the border. May?s Northern Irish, pro-Brexit allies, on whom she depends for a slim parliamentary majority, accused Dublin of trying to force Northern Ireland, or the whole of the United Kingdom, to stay in a customs union with the EU, depriving it of the freedom to set its own commercial regulations. EU officials say the best way to avoid a ?hard border? is to keep regulations the same ? whether just for Northern Ireland or across the UK. Britain has rejected the former because it would divide Northern Ireland from the British mainland. Brexit campaigners say Britain should not have to follow EU rules.
  20. ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken a suo motu notice of the Turbat incident in which 20 bodies were recovered over a span of around four days. The chief justice on Sunday sought detailed reports within three days from the director general of Federal Investigation Agency and the inspector general of Balochistan on the incident. He also questioned the role the relevant authorities have decided to play in preventing such incidents. Five bullet-ridden bodies found in Turbat Levies sources said all the deceased belonged to Gujrat On November 15, 15 bodies were found in Buleda area of Turbat tehsil in Kech district of Balochistan. The bodies bore bullet wounds and were of people from different parts of Punjab, including Mandi Bahauddin, Gujranwala, Gujrat and Sialkot. It was found out the 15 people were en route to Europe through Iran for jobs. They were being taken by an agent, whom they had paid for their illegal migration. Later, on the night of November 17, five more bodies were found in the same tehsil, Turbat, albeit at the distance from the previous spot. Bodies of five men found in Turbat sent to their hometown Five bullet-riddled bodies were found in Tajban, Turbat on Saturday The five bodies were found from Tajban area of Turbat, closer to Panjgur. Documents found with the deceased revealed the five people were friends belonging to Gujrat in Punjab. While speaking to Geo News, Balochistan Government Spokesperson Anwarul Haq had said their assessment showed the five were killed in the same incident in which the 15 were shot dead. He added their bodies were found in an operation that was launched in the area after the first 15 bodies were recovered.
  21. PARIS: Homesharing giant Airbnb announced Tuesday that it will automatically cap rentals in central Paris to 120 nights a year, bringing it in line with the French capital´s legal limit. But Airbnb was quickly criticised for not imposing the new restriction -- which will begin in January -- across the entire city. The measure will be applied in four central Parisian districts "which have faced the pressure of tourism and trade, as well as a particularly strong housing shortage over several decades," Airbnb said in a statement. "It´s unbelievable," Paris city hall official Ian Brossat told AFP. "This means that Airbnb will not enforce the law" in the city´s 16 other districts or arrondissements, he said. Brossat accused the company of "making an announcement that violates the law as a gesture of good will," calling for it to apply the rental limit in the whole of Paris. Paris is one of Airbnb´s top markets, with some 65,000 sites listed. Another 35,000 are available from similar online platforms. As a major tourist destination, Paris has slapped limits on the short-term rental of apartments and rooms as they compete with hotels, encourage property speculation and reduce the housing available to residents. From December 1, anyone wanting to rent their Paris apartment on an online platform will have to get a registration number. Airbnb was founded in 2008 and offers accommodation ranging from single bedrooms to entire homes in 65,000 cities in 191 countries.
  22. Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who has resigned, is seen during Future television interview, in a coffee shop in Beirut, Lebanon, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi1 BEIRUT: Saad al-Hariri warned on Sunday Lebanon was at risk of Gulf Arab sanctions because of Hezbollah?s regional meddling and said he would return to Lebanon within days to affirm he had resigned as the country?s prime minister. In a television interview, the Saudi-allied Hariri held out the possibility he could yet rescind his resignation if Hezbollah agreed to stay out of regional conflicts such as Yemen, his first public comments since he read out his resignation on television from Riyadh eight days ago. He indicated the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Lebanese in the Gulf could be at risk, as well as trade, vital to the stability of the Lebanese economy. Hariri said his resignation was intended as a ?positive shock? to his country, which he saw in danger. Top Lebanese government officials and senior sources close to Hariri believe Saudi Arabia coerced Hariri into resigning and has put him under effective house arrest since he flew to Saudi Arabia over a week ago. Ahead of his interview, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Hariri?s movements were being restricted in Saudi Arabia, the first time the Lebanese authorities have publicly declared their belief that Riyadh is holding him against his will. Hariri said he was a free man. The resignation and its aftermath have thrust Lebanon back to the forefront of the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Aoun refused to accept Hariri?s resignation unless he tendered it in person in Lebanon. Hariri says can travel 'tomorrow' if he wants Hariri ? who has not returned to Lebanon since he declared his shock resignation ? said he stepped down for the sake of the Lebanese national interest, repeatedly saying the country must stick by a policy of ?disassociation? from regional conflict. ?I am freely in the Kingdom, and if I want to travel tomorrow, I will travel,? Hariri said of his presence in Saudi Arabia. He said he would return to Lebanon within two or three days. When he resigned on November 4, he said he feared assassination. His father ? a long-serving former prime minister ? was killed by a bomb in 2005. Hariri said he must be sure his security had not been penetrated before returning. Hariri?s eyes welled up with tears at one point in the interview. Asked by the interviewer if he would take more questions, Hariri said no because he was tired. ?We know there are American sanctions (targeting Hezbollah), but (do) we add to them also Arab sanctions? What is our interest (in that) as Lebanese, because we see today interventions in Yemen and Bahrain by Iran and Hezbollah,? said Hariri. ?Disassociation is the foundation of Lebanon?s interest. Where do we export our goods, is it not to the Arab states? Where do our sons work ...?? he added ?We must work to preserve this interest, and this interest was threatened, so, for this reason, I did what I did,? he said. He singled out Yemen ? where a Saudi-led alliance is bogged down in a war with Iran-allied Houthi rebels ? asking what a Lebanese group was doing there, in reference to Hezbollah. Saudi Arabia has accused Hezbollah of a role in firing a ballistic missile from Yemen towards Riyadh earlier this month. In order for him to go back on his resignation, Hariri said the ?the diassociation (policy)? must be respected and regional interventions by Hezbollah halted. ?Lebanon cannot bear them,? he said. Hezbollah is Lebanon?s most powerful group thanks to a powerful arsenal. It has deployed fighters to Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad. The group denies a role in the fighting in Yemen but is fiercely supportive of the Houthis in its statements. Aoun says contact with Hariri restricted Hariri?s resignation from abroad and the week of silence that followed has destabilized his country ? where Muslims sects and Christian and Druze factions fought a civil war from 1975-1990 ? often backed by rival powers around the region. After Hariri announced his resignation, Saudi Arabia accused Lebanon of declaring war against it because of Hezbollah. The Hezbollah leader on Friday said it was Saudi Arabia that had declared war on Lebanon. Western countries including the United States and France have reiterated their long-standing policy of support for the Lebanese government since the Saudi declaration that the Beirut government was a hostile party. Before Hariri?s interview, Aoun said Hariri?s situation in Saudi Arabia threw doubt over anything that he had said or would say, and his statements could not be considered as an expression of his full free will. Aoun said Hariri was living in ?mysterious circumstances? in Riyadh which had ?reached the degree of restricting (his) freedom? and ?imposing conditions on his residency and on contact with him even by members of his family?. Saudi Arabia has denied Hariri is being held against his will or that he had been forced to resign. It has advised its citizens not to visit Lebanon and those there to leave as soon as possible.
  23. Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), arrives at the German Parliamentary Society offices before the start of exploratory talks about forming a new coalition government in Berlin, Germany, November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke BERLIN: Immigration and climate policy are the most contentious issues in exploratory negotiations between three parties seeking to form Germany?s next government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, adding that she wants proper talks to start in 10 days. Despite weeks of exploratory discussion, Merkel?s conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens remain far apart on climate, immigration and energy policy, and they disagree on where the blame lies for the lack of progress. ?For me, it is clear that on the subject of finances the question is how we can use the room for manoeuvre (in the budget) so that everybody can have their priorities implemented while at the same time ensure that we have a balanced budget,? Merkel said in a video message on Facebook. ?On the subject of climate protection, challenging goals for 2020 that we undertook as federal government under my leadership are not so simple to meet,? she added, shortly before a meeting with other party leaders to try to nudge the talks forward. ?The theme that is especially important for us is the issue of immigration and integration,? she said. ?These will be difficult issues.? Party leaders are hoping for a sharper focus on policy detail to reinvigorate negotiations that have barely inched forward since a national election in September. Merkel said she wanted the exploratory talks to end on Nov. 16 after which the parties can launch proper negotiations that can conclude with a coalition agreement. The FDP and Greens blame each other for the lack of real progress. ?By dragging their foot on climate protection, the FDP are playing into the hands of climate change deniers like (U.S. President Donald) Trump,? Greens party chair Simone Peter told a news conference. ?The lack of seriousness has to stop.? Emissions record But Greens co-leader Cem Oezdemir signalled in an interview with the Stuttgarter Zeitung that the ecologist party would be ready to relent on its insistence that the next government commit to removing all combustion engines from roads by 2030. ?It?s clear to me that we alone would not be able to insist that 2030 will be the year when combustion engines are no longer,? he said. The Greens wanted, instead, a ?clear commitment? that the cars of the future are emissions-free, he added. FDP leader Christian Lindner said the hard work of finding common ground was only now beginning. ?There haven?t been attempts to build bridges in the past two weeks because that wasn?t the purpose,? he said. ?We look forward in this phase to moving from outlines to the facts and goals that need to be harmonized - or not, as the case may be.? Senior Greens complain that talks have been hamstrung by the FDP?s lack of preparedness. After a four-year absence from the federal parliament, the FDP lacks the policy expertise needed to negotiate the compromises that are needed, Green officials say. But Lindner said he opposed the Greens? desire to ?make an example of industrial Germany? by forcing it to meet expensive and constraining climate protection targets, and he suggested Germany could have a greater impact on the climate by helping other countries to improve their emissions record. For Merkel, the awkward three-way negotiations, forced on her after her conservative bloc shed votes in the election, represents her best chance of securing a fourth term in office, with many believing failure would oblige her to stand aside. With her former coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SPD), determined to go into opposition after a disastrous election, Germany could face a lengthy period of drift at a time when many in Europe look to Berlin for leadership on issues ranging from eurozone governance to trans-Atlantic ties.
  24. If you are an ardent fan of Bollywood, then hatred for Gabbar Singh, Teja, Shakaal or Mogambo will come naturally to you. We just love to hate Bollywood villains and basically all those who play negative roles and try to bring doom upon our heroes. We thought our hatred will remain the same for Alauddin Khilji, who is being brought to reel-life by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. But, all that hate vanished when Ranveer Singh appeared in the trailer, leaving us gasping for air. © Viacom 18 Pictures With kohl-lined eyes, wild tresses, a deadly stare and a scar across his face, Ranveer portrayes Sultan Khilji with such perfection that we feel the role was meant only for him. After sporting a long mane and beard and living the lavish lifestyle of a Sultan, Ranveer has finally parted ways with Mr. Khilji. Yes, Singh is now back to the basics and by the looks of his new haircut, it seems he is all set to sweep women off their feet with this boy-next-door look. While speculations are rife about this being a 'post-breakup' haircut , we are eagerly waiting for Deepika Padukone's reaction to this chic look. Old me A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Nov 6, 2017 at 7:12am PST The actor who believes in living larger than life recently got a new haircut, which broke the internet. If you are wondering why it's such a big deal, don't try too hard, because the person is discussion is Ranveer, who is known for doing the quirkiest of things without holding himself back. And THIS is being touted as one of the major fashion moments that has set tongues wagging. In process A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Nov 6, 2017 at 7:12am PST Also, this question is for all you die-hard fans of Ranveer Singh. Does this new look remind you of anything or anyone? Well, for us, he looks strikingly similar to Bittoo Sharma, from his debut movie 'Band Baaja Baaraat'. Yes, it seems like he accidently got inside a time travel machine to revisit his debut days and we aren't complaining because he looks every inch dapper and swanky in this look. New me ! Voila ! ð¤ð¾ A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Nov 6, 2017 at 7:13am PST With not even a month left for the movie to hit the theatres on December 1, all eyes are now glued to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus project 'Padmavati'. And as fresh controversies continue to pour in; our excitement too is reaching a pinnacle. From the vandalism on the sets to the actors' first looks from the movie, 'Padmavati' has been turning several heads and how, making this wait harder for us with each passing day. After 'Padmavati', Ranveer will be seen in Kabir Khan's upcoming biopic on Kapil Dev and Zoya Akhtar's 'Gully Boy' opposite Alia Bhatt.
  25. Virat Kohli - file photo NEW DELHI: Indian Virat Kohli reclaimed his throne as the world's best one-day international batsman Monday after smashing his sixth ton of the year in India´s series-clinching victory over New Zealand. The India skipper, who cracked a 106-ball 113 in Kanpur, surpassed South Africa's AB de Villiers as number one as he resumed the top spot after a gap of just 10 days. Kohli was the top run-scorer in the New Zealand series, accumulating 263 over three matches including his 32nd ODI century on Sunday as India secured a 2-1 series victory. He also paired with opener Rohit Sharma for a 230-run stand as they became the first batsmen to share four double-century ODI partnerships. Kohli, 28, who also tops the Twenty20 batting chart, also became the fastest batsman to reach 9,000 ODI runs in the game at Kanpur´s Green Park Stadium.