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  1. KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Thursday held another hearing of the Baldia factory fire case with the defence's counsel completing its cross-examination of the witnesses. The blaze, which had erupted at Ali Enterprises in Karachi's Baldia Town on September 11, 2012, had claimed the lives of over 250 labourers. The prime accused, Abdul Rahman alias Bhola and Zubair alias Charya, were presented during the hearing of the case which was held in the metropolis' central jail. Another accused in the case, MQM's Rauf Siddiqi, was also present during the trial along with Umar Hassan Qadri and Asrar. During the hearing today, the special prosecutor also submitted an application to summon the magistrate in court. Earlier in October, Hammad Siddiqui, a prime accused in the case, was arrested from Dubai. Siddiqui was the former in-charge of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Karachi Tanzeemi Committee. In Dec 2016, key accused in the Baldia factory fire case, Abdul Rahman alias Bhola, was arrested from Bangkok, Thailand, by the Interpol. The key suspect behind Pakistan's deadliest industrial fire had confessed that he deliberately set fire to Ali Enterprise on the instructions of MQM leader Hammad Siddiqui. Bhola had revealed that the MQM leader instructed him to set fire to the factory in the vicinity of Baldia Town Karachi because of non-payment of Rs250 million 'bhatta (protection money)'. He had claimed the intent behind the arson attack was only to intimidate owners of the factory, and he didn?t anticipate that his act would result in the loss of lives.
  2. Who is ever in a position to fire a boss? This is one question which has remained unanswered for as long as we can remember. They are in power and thus no one can question them, which is the mindset we live with, which in result makes us stay mute on the topic. It is the bosses who fire employees not the other way around. But if a situation arises where the boss is not doing any good for the company for a prolonged period of time, then someone does need to raise their voice. As someone has said, an organization is a living organism and every action affects the whole system. Same way if the leader himself is at fault then the whole organization suffers. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Warren Buffett is one of the smartest investor of our times & he shares his concern over this situation something like this: © Reuters "The supreme irony of business management is that it is far easier for an inadequate CEO to keep his job than it is for an inadequate subordinate. A CEO who doesn't perform is frequently carried indefinitely. One reason is that performance standards for his job seldom exists. Another important, but seldom recognized, the distinction between the boss and the foot soldier is that the CEO has no immediate superior whose performance itself is getting measured. Finally, relations between the Board and the CEO are expected to be congenial. At Board meetings, criticism of the CEO's performance is often viewed as the social equivalent of belching. No such inhibitions restrain the office manager from critically evaluating the substandard typist." If you notice them carefully, then such bosses have one of the following traits: 1. Ones Who Are Super Achievers: They consider themselves the smartest person in the room and thus are always overconfident about every notion pitched in the room. They always believe they know it better than anyone else and do not need to listen to or be taught by anyone else below them. 2. One Who Runs Away From Critical Situations: They are the super avoiders when a crisis happens or when it's the time to come forward and gracefully take the blame for the team. They prefer leaving it to the underlings to see the situation and come up with a solution by themselves. 3. The Splitters: They have their own team within a team, and are always biased towards certain employees who are often famous as bootlickers in the company. If you are not with them, you are against them and hence the organization suffers. 4. Proper Bullies: Such kind of bosses are loud and in your face and don't care much about how you may take it personally. They are egoistic and often make people around them less worthy. So what can one do about it? There is no trick or magic pill here that can resolve the situation for you or get rid of such a boss, but as the organizations are growing they are becoming more and more transparent, which allows you to raise your voice. Every company has board members and if you are smart and strong enough, then you should raise your voice as that will be the right thing which you won't regret eventually.
  3. Bruce Lee means self-disciple. Bruce Lee means focus. Bruce Lee means determination, Bruce Lee means victory. The man has played so many roles in his one lifetime. Whatever he did, he redefined it and took it to an ideal level. During his lifetime he wore the crown of being one the most brilliant martial artist, a famous action star, and a philosopher as well. Here are some of the great insights arising from the beautiful life he led and also showing us how to live one as well. © Muscle & Fitness © Nerdist © brucelee © visitseattle © insidehoops © Kung-fu Kingdom © Muscle & Fitness © Nerdist © brucelee © visitseattle © insidehoops © Kung-fu Kingdom © Muscle & Fitness © Nerdist © brucelee © visitseattle © insidehoops © Kung-fu Kingdom © Muscle & Fitness © Nerdist © brucelee
  4. Rescue officials said that a transformer in the market blew up, after which a shop adjacent to it caught fire-Geo News FAISALABAD: A female customer and a shopkeeper were burnt to death after a number of shops caught fire in the city?s Tata Bazar, rescue sources said. Rescue officials said that a transformer in the market blew up, after which a shop adjacent to it caught fire. The fire then spread and quickly engulfed a number of shops. Fire breaks out at factory in Faisalabad Rescue workers said the roof of power loom factory collapsed due to the fire Over 10 fire tenders managed to extinguish the fire after 2.5 hours, rescue officials said. Locals added that a complaint regarding the ?faulty? transformer had been made with the Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) but no action was taken. They blamed the power supply company for the incident and demanded action against those responsible.
  5. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/bb5cfdf0a2d3a42e3a24c608bcbf4e46.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9Mi8xNC8yMDE4IDExOjE0OjMyIEFNJmhhc2hfdmFsdWU9SlIrN0loQ2J0cmtBZ20rOFZ1L1VRZz09JnZhbGlkbWludXRlcz02MCZpZD0x style=center] KARACHI: After the passing of six years, an anti-terrorism court on Wednesday indicted the prime accused in the Baldia factory fire case. The blaze, which had erupted at Ali Enterprises in Karachi's Baldia Town on September 11, 2012, had claimed the lives of over 250 labourers. The prime accused, Abdul Rahman alias Bhola and Zubair alias Charya, were presented during the hearing of the case which was held in the metropolis' central jail. After a not guilty plea by the accused, the court scheduled the next hearing of the case of February 17. Another accused in the case, MQM's Rauf Siddiqi, was also present during the trial, while Ali Hassan Qadri was declared an absconder following his absence. Earlier in October, Hammad Siddiqui, another prime accused in the case, was arrested from Dubai. Siddiqui was the former in-charge of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Karachi Tanzeemi Committee. In Dec 2016, key accused in the Baldia factory fire case, Abdul Rahman alias Bhola, was arrested from Bangkok, Thailand, by the Interpol. The key suspect behind Pakistan's deadliest industrial fire had confessed that he deliberately set fire to Ali Enterprise on the instructions of MQM leader Hammad Siddiqui. Bhola had revealed that the MQM leader instructed him to set fire to the factory in the vicinity of Baldia Town Karachi because of non-payment of Rs250 million 'bhatta (protection money)'. He had claimed the intent behind the arson attack was only to intimidate owners of the factory, and he didn?t anticipate that his act would result in the loss of lives.
  6. Tehmeena Afzal is a gorgeous, ultra hot, Pakistani-American and is currently ruling the roost on the internet right now. You didn't make me, so you can't break me. Photo by @jpaullphoto Hair and makeup by @auralisflores A post shared by ð¦Tehmeena Afzalð¦ (@missmeena1) on Mar 19, 2015 at 4:41pm PDT #flashbackfriday to August 25th 2017, the day before I stepped on stage for the @ifbbvictormartinez Legends Championships. I'm currently 18 weeks out from my next show on March 31st 2018 and am at a much better starting point with my body than I was for my last show! I can't wait to step on that stage this time around and bring home the ððªð½ A post shared by ð¦Tehmeena Afzalð¦ (@missmeena1) on Nov 24, 2017 at 5:45am PST She is being called the 'Sunny Leone' of Pakistan and we totally see why! She is freaking HOT , like on fire. “What's a pretty girl like you doing without a man?” “Getting my shit together. That's what.”ð¦ A post shared by ð¦Tehmeena Afzalð¦ (@missmeena1) on Nov 22, 2017 at 6:15pm PST Sometimes all it takes is a smile to make everything feel better... A post shared by ð¦Tehmeena Afzalð¦ (@missmeena1) on Mar 17, 2015 at 12:58pm PDT She was also crowned 'Miss Social' by a leading magazine in 2016. Also, she is a fitness freak, so you don't wanna be tossed like a paper cup if you act a little too smart. I haven't seen @loli_fitness in months and she greets my by picking me up and squatting my little ass ðððªð½ A post shared by ð¦Tehmeena Afzalð¦ (@missmeena1) on Nov 13, 2017 at 9:57am PST She's the type of woman you'll regret losingð¦ A post shared by ð¦Tehmeena Afzalð¦ (@missmeena1) on Oct 24, 2017 at 12:33pm PDT If you have already converted yourself as a fan of this absolutely fire cracker, then you can follow here over here.
  7. Randeep Hooda is one of the fittest actors in Bollywood. Be it acting or other activities, the actor is known for doing everything to the best of his capabilities. Many know that the actor is quite active in sports and also co-owns Super Fighter League (SFL) team 'Haryana Sultans'. This time the actor has taken a new job in hand and will help train a handful of Mumbai's firefighters in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). This will be the first-ever MMA firefighter league and his team's captain Ranvindra Balhara will be training the five firefighters for the same. © Twitter The team will be launched next month and it is believed that even Randeep will take a personal session with them. That would be one session to watch indeed! Just to refresh your memory, let us remind you that Randeep was appointed as the face of the city's fire brigade in 2016 and is taking this role very seriously. © Twitter Talking about this step he said in a statement, “It's a matter of honour to contribute constructively to these role models who are risking their lives for us. This is my way of giving back to the universe by creating more grassroot awareness for these heroes. This association will be used to promote the welfare of the fire services personnel and their families as well as empower them with combat skills that highlight discipline and focus at its core.” © Twitter The Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Ragandale will be part of this league as well. As reported by IANS, if everything goes as per plans, this will be the first ever Fire Fighters Combat League. The basic aim of the team is to increase awareness of combat sports and firefighters in our country. Well, this indeed looks like a great initiative and it would be interesting to see how the whole plan works out.
  8. Larry Nassar ? a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges ? sits in the courtroom during his sentencing hearing in the Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Michigan, US, February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/Files Michigan State University is moving to fire a dean who it said had failed to enforce 2014 guidelines created for sports doctor Larry Nassar in treating young athletes after complaints of sexual misconduct against him. Interim Michigan State University President John Engler said in a memo on Friday he would ask a faculty panel to revoke tenure for Dr. William Strampel, who oversaw the college where Nassar worked but has been on medical leave since December. Nassar, who also was a doctor for USA Gymnastics, was recently given two prison sentences in Michigan of 40 to 125 years and 40 to 175 years for molesting female athletes under the guise of medical treatment for nearly 20 years. Michigan State University (MSU) has been criticized for its handling of complaints about Nassar stretching back for years. According to the university memo posted on its website, Strampel did not sufficiently communicate with others or enforce 2014 guidelines put in place for Nassar when performing osteopathic manipulation in sensitive areas. One of those guidelines included having another person present, the Lansing State Journal reported. MSU terminated Nassar in September 2016 for his failure to follow those protocols, including having another person present when he performed the procedures. Numerous women have alleged they were assaulted even after the guidelines were put in place, the memo said. ?William Strampel did not act with the level of professionalism we expect from individuals who hold senior leadership positions, particularly in a position that involves student and patient safety,? Engler said in a statement. One of Strampel?s attorneys, Steven Stapleton, declined to comment on Friday. Engler also said MSU would not cover Strampel?s legal expenses in relation to the Nassar matter. The move against Strampel marked the latest casualty from the scandal at MSU, which has also led to the resignation of the former MSU president and athletic director. The entire board of USA Gymnastics also resigned. ?I sincerely hope the courageous survivors of Larry Nassar will see this as an unmistakable indication that things are changing quickly at Michigan State,? Engler said.
  9. Fans set off fireworks while celebrating the Philadelphia Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Philadelphia Eagles´ first Super Bowl victory set off rowdy celebrations in Philadelphia as people who poured into the streets set at least one fire and damaged property early on Monday, images on social media showed. Joyous football fans burst into jubilation in gatherings at bars and took their party into the streets, jumping up and down, setting off pyrotechnics and singing the fight song "Fly Eagles Fly." Some went further and ignited a fire in the middle of a street that firefighters soon extinguished. Other images showed a light pole tipping over and the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News website Philly.com reported smashed windows and toppled awnings. Police in riot gear and on bicycles formed lines to control crowds and push people back, social media images showed. Fans celebrate the Philadelphia Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots Some people broke a display window at a department store near City Hall, and looters broke into a convenience store, grabbing merchandise and screaming, "Everything is free," Philly.com reported. Nearly all the light poles on one side of City Hall were toppled, and a car outside a hotel was tipped on its side, Philly.com said. Philadelphia police and fire officials did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for information. The Eagles, coming into the game as underdogs, defeated the five-time National Football League champion New England Patriots 41-33 in Minneapolis on Sunday. In Boston, local media reported somber Patriots fans spilling out of local bars and heading home in the cold winter drizzle as temperatures dipped into the 30s (Fahrenheit). Eagles stun Patriots to win maiden Super Bowl title Philadelphia Eagles upset New England Patriots 41-33 to win Super Bowl "We haven´t had a single incident, thank God," said a Boston police dispatcher. Over in Amherst, Ma., State and University of Massachusetts police had more trouble as about 2,000 people flooded the streets near UMass Amherst and began throwing objects, setting off smoke bombs, fireworks and starting fistfights. The Boston Globe reported a number of injuries and that at least six people were arrested as police used pepper spray to disperse the angry fans.
  10. The country's biggest fashion extravaganza - Lakmé Fashion Week - just got over. This year, we witnessed a no-holds-barred, lavish display of flamboyance on the ramp along with the right mix of sophistication that kept us asking for more. The overall spread proved that men's fashion in India is finally ready to go to the next level. Here is a list of 9 showstoppers in their ultra stylish avatars. 1. Saif Ali Khan Royalty runs in his blood and he reminded us all about that. He walked the ramp in this stunning royal black ensemble for Shantanu and Nikhil. © Instagram 2. Karan Johar KJo gives a whole new meaning to '50 Shades of Grey' in this shimmering outfit by Falguni and Shane Peacock. © Instagram 3. Rahul Khanna Known for his impeccable taste and sophistication, Rahul Khanna lived up to his reputation by donning this elegant white minimalistic silhouette by Narendra Kumar Ahmed. © Instagram 4. Karan Singh Grover Karan Singh Grover embraced a conspicuously adventurous flair in this coral pastel number by Raamz and Chandrika, replete with an enormous feather. © Instagram 5. Kartik Aaryan Kartik Aaryan gave us a never before seen oriental silhouette with this layered pastel outfit by Amit Wadhwa. © Instagram 6. Riteish Deshmukh Riteish looked like a picture of sophistication in this rich navy ensemble by Shantanu and Nikhil. © Instagram 7. Shahid Kapoor Shahid Kapoor gave us all #GroomGoals in this stunning white sherwani/bandhgala hybrid by Anita Dongre. © Instagram 8. Saqib Saleem Saqib Saleem made us all want to try on a jumpsuit, courtesy this unusual grey number by Two Point Two Design And Styling House. © Instagram 9. Bhaichung Bhutia Bhaichung Bhutia looked dashing in this asymmetrical coordinated set in traditional Sikkimese weaves by Karma Sonam for the North East Mojo show. © Instagram
  11. Listen up, guys. This man that I am talking about right now is my role model and my hero. And I am sure most of you will agree with me after I tell you what he did. No matter which age group, demographics or part of the world you belong to, it's a universal rule that in every single group there is one friend who is an ultimate freeloader or borrower. In fact, most of you have gotten so used to him taking things and never returning it, that you have now lost hope in getting them back ever. But, when someone took something 'precious' from a certain Sushil Kumar, he decided to not let it pass just like that, and did something so unpredictable that the Internet is now cracking up at his creativity. Pexels Kumar, who is an assistant engineer (meter) in the electricity urban test division of Moradabad, had given a matchbox to his junior Mohit Pant a couple of days back. When Pant did not return the matchbox, Kumar went ahead and wrote an official letter to him. Mind you the letter had a stamp too. In fact, the letter was extremely well written and detailed and gave out everything in the subject line itself - "For not returning the matchbox borrowed on January 23”. We are not even close to joking when we say, that Kumar wrote a letter asking his junior to return the matchbox, while we can't even get our friends to return our favourite T-shirts, lighters or money that they took from us. Twitter It's not just the subject line, but also the content inside that hilariously explains his urgency to ask his junior to return the matchbox that had '19 matchsticks', and the absence of which caused 'unspeakable miseries'. Honestly, we are now curious to understand what those 'unspeakable miseries' are which were caused due to the absence of a matchbox. He wrote, “A matchbox which was kept in the office to light Mortein (mosquito coils) was borrowed by you at 8.40 pm on Tuesday, January 23. It had 19 matchsticks. But, as a matter of deep sorrow, even after a week, the matchbox has not been returned, causing unspeakable miseries to the staff, especially in evening." Asking him to return it within three days, he wrote, “You are directed to kindly ensure that the aforementioned matchbox is returned within three days of the receipt of this letter. Also, it should be ensured that no confrontational situation is born out of this dispute and mutual faith is restored among co-workers. In a situation contrary to one desired, you will solely be responsible for any official action." Pexels One should learn a lesson or two from Kumar on how nothing is too small or big and if one borrows something, then it's your job to ensure that the person returns it too. But as it turns out, it was actually a sample letter that Kumar wrote to teach a newly joined untrained computer operator. While looking for issues to write on, it struck him that his colleague hadn't returned a matchbox. Speaking to TOI, Kumar said, “"An untrained computer operator who recently joined our department had asked me to provide format for an official letter marked to our seniors. I was about to write a sample letter on some other issue when there was a sudden power cut. As I needed a matchbox to light the candle, it reminded me that my colleague Mohit Pant hadn't returned it to me. I wrote the sample letter on this, but didn't dispatch it. However, somebody from our office clicked a picture of the letter and posted it on social media.” As for Mohit, the person in question, he said, “I learnt about it on Friday evening when my colleagues started calling me up. I later received a copy of the letter on WhatsApp and contacted Kumar sir who explained to me the whole thing.” So what if it was a sample letter, this is by far one of the coolest tricks we have ever seen to get something back. And Internet being an ocean of quirk and creativity welcomed this idea with open arms and flooded social media with their hilarious reactions. I once had someone - a senior resident in my dental college - ask me to return his rubber band.https://t.co/VC8vjdr4GV — Jihadi Colin (@JihadiColin) February 4, 2018 Most Creative Guy in the Government. "Matchbox letter sets internet on fire" https://t.co/ppk09dD7WM via @TOICitiesNews — Kupamanduka (@Kupamanduka1) February 4, 2018 *Give me my 19 sticks back!!* This letter should go down in the history books of business communication as the epitome of writing standards. #Epic #Shit https://t.co/LZ3DtJL7dR via @TOICitiesNews — Smit Khurana (@SmitKhurana) February 4, 2018 Forget the matchbox, look at the handwriting. Am pretty sure he wrote the letter just to showcase that! — Milap Barmecha (@Milap_Barmecha) February 4, 2018 Matchbox letter sets internet on fire - Times of India https://t.co/ERGvG63nk4 - This is called as dedication, commitment, responsibility & accountability towards work & in dealing with public monies. Should be a nominee for Bharat Ratna award. @TimesNow @htTweets @ndtv @aajtak — S. Anoop Kumar (@s_anoopkumar) February 4, 2018
  12. Firefighters were able to extinguish fire engulfing the mills while efforts are underway to douse the fire at the plant-Geo News SHEIKHUPURA: Ten people were injured when a bowzer blew up during refilling at a gas plant at the city?s Lahore Road. Fire engulfed the plant as well as two nearby paper mills. Firefighters were able to extinguish fire engulfing the mills while efforts are underway to douse the fire at the plant. The wounded were shifted to DHQ Hospital, which discharged nine patients after basic medical aid. One patient was shifted to a Lahore hospital.
  13. Airstrike on Gaza City. -AFP/File GAZA CITY: Israeli aircraft hit a Hamas compound in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, after Palestinians there fired a rocket into the Jewish state, the Israeli army said. "In response to the projectile fired at southern Israel... fighter jets struck a Hamas compound composed of two military structures," the army statement said. A Palestinian security source said the raid hit a facility of Hamas's military wing west of Rafah in southern Gaza, "without causing injuries." Israeli army radio said that there were no casualties from Friday night's rocket, which it said fell on open ground in southern Israel. It was the second exchange in 24 hours, after the air force hit a Hamas position in Gaza early Friday in response to a rocket being fired from the Palestinian enclave the night before. Such rockets are usually fired not by Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the territory, but by fringe radical groups. Israel holds Hamas, with which it has fought three wars since 2008, responsible for any fire coming from Gaza.
  14. A firefighter inspects a facility to support senior people on welfare, where a fire occurred, in Sapporo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on February 1, 2018. Photo: Reuters TOKYO: Eleven people died after a fire broke out at a residence for elderly people with financial difficulties in northern Japan, police said on Thursday. Television footage showed the three-storey building engulfed in flames and dozens of firefighters battling the blaze in snowy conditions. Pictures of the aftermath showed the blackened husk of the building, whose roof had apparently collapsed due to the fire. The victims -- eight men and three women -- were among 16 residents of the facility in Sapporo, Hokkaido, run by a local organisation. The other five residents escaped with minor injuries, a police spokesman told AFP, adding that authorities were investigating the victims´ identities. Police said they had launched a probe into the cause of the fire first alerted at 11:42 pm (1442 GMT) Wednesday via an emergency call, the spokesman said. The facility is aimed at supporting elderly people with financial difficulties by offering low-cost accommodation and helping them find work, public broadcaster NHK reported. It is usually unstaffed overnight, according to local media. The accommodation was originally a Japanese inn built around 50 years ago that was later turned into the welfare facility. "As there were many oil tanks (for kerosene stoves) there, I heard a number of small explosions," a 67-year-old woman in the neighbourhood told Jiji Press. "Luckily, the only damage to our house was some cracks on the window," she was quoted as saying. After dawn, police and firefighters were combing the black remains of furniture in freezing temperatures. Another woman in the neighbourhood, 65, said when she spotted smoke and flames while she was watching the total lunar eclipse from the window of her house, Jiji Press said. "The smoke and flames were rising vertically. If there had been wind, the damage would have been bigger," she told Jiji. "The surrounding area was bright as if it were a day because of efforts to extinguish fire, and smoke lasted until near the dawn," she said. Others saw ash falling like snow in the vicinity of the fire, local media reported. The fire sparked memories of a similar incident in Sapporo in 2010 when seven residents of a private nursing home for the elderly were killed in a pre-dawn fire. Four women and three men aged in their 60s to their 80s died when the blaze swept through the two-storey wooden house. In that case, all the residents were believed to suffer from dementia.
  15. From the day Sanjay Leela Bhansali announced his movie 'Padmavati' to this date when it finally saw its release (after numerous cuts and CGI cover up) as 'Padmaavat'; the trajectory of this movie has been far from being a smooth sail. And one of the biggest obstacles in its path is the Karni Sena, who have been constantly demanding a ban on the movie's release. © vaicom 18 motion pictures Fresh controversies kept on brewing as we inched closer to the release date, and such was the terror of Karni Sena that 'Padmaavat' makers had to cover Deepika Padukone's midriff using CGI in the 'Ghoomar' song. It's funny how people got triggered so easily by something that they haven't even seen yet. We guess one will have to now think twice before calling India a democratic country because clearly freedom of expression has gone for a toss. © vaicom 18 motion pictures The Karni Sena is leaving no stone unturned in giving their protest a nasty and violent face, glimpses of which we saw last evening when they burned down vehicles, attacked a school bus WITH children in them and vandalized different places and properties across the country. While things have taken a nasty turn and has wrapped the whole country under an invisible garb of tension, people, however, couldn't help but laugh at the irony of the result of Karni Sena's own actions. © Twitter Yesterday, a group of Karni Sena members gathered at Jyoti Talkies Square in Bhopal, to protest against the movie's release. Yes, just another day. But amidst the vandalism, they burnt down a Maruti Swift car parked nearby. However, it turns out that they mistakenly burnt the car of their own group member, Surendra Singh Chauhan. Talking to PTI, Bhopal DIG Dharmendra Choudhary said, “A car caught fire during the protests. It is a matter of investigation whether the vehicle was torched or it caught fire. We have detained three protestors from Jyoti Talkies Square in this connection.” Although it is still unknown if the car was torched or it caught fire during the protest, Twitter was already left in splits and couldn't help but say that Karma is indeed a b***h. Karhi Sena so smart that they torch their own fellows car...are these Rajputs Karni Sena or bunch of drug addicts https://t.co/bwTkY4lOCe — Scorpion (@utterlybutterly) January 25, 2018 And thus a car committed jauhar to protect the Rajput pride.#SelfImmolation#IndiaWithPadmaavat@sanjayuvachahttps://t.co/9A6eRBym5D — Aditya Shrivastava (@ShriShriAditya) January 25, 2018 Itne duffer hain yeh log! Hahahahaha https://t.co/0k2KGwcDDg — Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) January 24, 2018 By setting fire to the car belonging to one of its own goondas, Karni Sena has proven it is ready to give AAPTARDS and Congressis a stiff competition in terms of STUPIDITY. — Rupa Murthy (@ProudBhagavathi) January 25, 2018 Hadd hai...ganja pi ke protest kar rahe the ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ — Kiuð (@BeautifulKiu) January 24, 2018 Karni Sena men unknowingly set a fellow activist's car on fire in Bhopal. Jaisi Karni vaisi Bharni. #HAAHAHHAHHAHAHA#Padmavaat #KarniSena — Nidhi Vijay Sharma (@nidhi_ism) January 25, 2018
  16. Phil Neville iNews via Getty Images LONDON: No sooner had Phil Neville been appointed the new head coach of the England women?s team than he found himself facing flak for a seemingly sexist Twitter message. In a 2012 post the former Manchester United, Everton and England defender said, "Morning men couple of hours cricket be4 (before) work sets me up nicely for the day." Asked why he?s only referred to men in his message, Neville ? an ex-England schoolboy cricketer ? replied: "When I said morning men I thought the women would of been busy preparing breakfast/getting kids ready/making the beds-sorry morning women!" Neville subsequently deleted the post but it was made public once again soon after he was appointed by the Football Association on a contract that will run until the end of the 2021 UEFA Women?s Championships. "Phil Neville" A 3 year contract? ," wrote Twitter user @hetsnormonster. "If he forgoes his 2 hours of cricket before work, he could do a degree in anthropology and bring himself up to date with the aspirations of modern women. Thereby enabling him to coach, unless of course he believes they aspire to be stereotyped." Neville?s tweet provided fresh embarrassment for English football?s governing body, with the 41-year-old only replacing Mark Sampson after the former women?s team, manager was sacked in September over allegations of misconduct in a previous role and amid a racism row that led to widespread criticism of senior FA officials. "I am honoured to be given the chance to lead England. With the new coaching team we are putting in place, we can help the players build on their great progress in recent years," Neville said. England hope to stage the 2021 European Championships, with Neville taking over a team that reached the last four of the 2017 Euros and is now third in the world rankings, behind only women?s football superpowers the United States and Germany. ?Question marks? His appointment is sure to raise question marks about the FA?s procedures given he has never previously worked in the women?s game. However, Neville insisted: "This squad is on the verge of something special and I believe I can lead them to the next level." Neville, who holds the UEFA Pro Licence, has worked as a coach at United and with the England Under-21 side since retiring as a player. He also had some involvement at Valencia while his brother Gary, also a former United and England player, was briefly in charge of the Spanish side from 2015-2016. Sports coaching is very much a family affair, with the Neville brothers? sister, Tracey Neville, the head coach of the England netball team. Neville?s first assignment in his new job will be the SheBelieves Cup tournament in the United States in March, when England play France, Germany and the hosts. Then comes next year?s women?s World Cup in France, with England, whose next qualifying game sees them play Wales in Southampton on April 6, looking to improve on their third place at the 2015 edition. That result was also achieved under Sampson but the Welshman?s reign ended in controversy after he was accused of racism by England striker Eni Aluko, although it was "inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour" in a previous role with Bristol Academy that eventually led the FA to sack him. England Under-19 women?s coach Mo Marley took over as caretaker boss of the senior side and led the team to a 1-0 friendly defeat by France in October before overseeing World Cup qualifying wins over Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kazakhstan. Attention turned to Neville, rather than a female boss, when Chelsea women?s manager Emma Hayes ruled herself out of the England job.
  17. Sundar Pichai recently sat down with Recode and MSBC for an interview and described Artificial Intelligence (AI) as something that is more important to humanity than fire or electricity. His analogy was made in reference to AI being paradigm shifting, like the discovery of fire and electricity but holds more importance for humanity's advancement. © Reuters Artificial Intelligence exploded in 2017 with almost every major company launching their take on AI on smartphones and smart speakers. We saw the launch of Bixby by Samsung and AI-powered assistants like 'Google Assistant' and 'Alexa' penetrating mainstream consumer tech. Google Assistant was also the highlight of CES 2018 where we saw everything from smart cars to smart mirrors outfitted with Google's AI Assistant. © Google © Amazon Artificial Intelligence is expected to be integrated into many other products and is expected to reach a global worth of $23.4 billion by 2025. The growth of Artificial Intelligence also attracts concerns that may not be ethical. It can lead many job losses and as previously stated by Stephen Hawking, it's probably the “worst thing ever to happen to humanity.” He believes that A.I. could soon replace humans and render mankind useless. Hawking has expressed his sceptical views previously in an interview with Wired and said that A.I. could one day surpass humans and outperform us in every way possible. He also added that A.I. could develop capabilities to improve and “copy itself.” © Youtube Pichai acknowledged the concern that comes with AI and stated in the interview, “AI is one of the most important things that humanity is working on. It's more profound than, I don't know, electricity or fire.” He continued, “[While fire is good] it kills people, too. They learn to harness fire for the benefits of humanity, but we have to overcome its downsides, too.” Pichai truly believed that AI has a far larger role to play in the advancement of humanity but also finds it fair to be worried about AI. If you're interested, you can read the full interview here. Source: Recode
  18. Firefighters work at the scene of a fire at a hotel in Prague, Czech Republic, January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Milan Kammermayer PRAGUE: Two people died and nine were injured in a fire at a hotel in the centre of Prague on Saturday night, fire and rescue officials said. The fire occurred at Eurostars David Hotel, a block away from the Vltava River and near the Czech capital?s National Theatre. Of those hurt, five people were seriously injured, the Prague Emergency Medical Service said. ?Unfortunately we were not able to help two people,? the EMS said on its Twitter. No other details on the victims were given. Seznam Zpravy news website reported the hotel has 152 beds. Rescue officials had earlier said 40 were injured, although Czech media reported that most were treated for smoke inhalation on the spot and not taken to the hospital. The cause of the fire was not clear.
  19. Despite wrapped under the garb of undying controversies, we are finally inching closer to the release of 'Padmaavat', which will now hit the theatres on January 25. And it seems that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is now compensating for the lost time when he couldn't promote his movie, by bombarding us with back to back promos that are making the wait for this movie harder than ever. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures It was only a few hours ago when we saw the kickass dialogue promo, where Ranveer Singh aka Alauddin Khilji was seen declaring about the Khilji Dynasty's dream to rule the world. As we speak about Khilji's challenge, we see Rajput king Maharawal Ratan Singh slowly taking over the frame and giving the most fitting and fearless response to the 'mad king' and his army. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures While that was possibly the best 30 seconds of the day; by the looks of these teasers and promos we don't think this sheer brilliance and our excitement is going to die down anytime soon. As we speak about the valour and courage of Ratan Singh and the Rajput community, who not only challenged Khilji but fought them bravely too; let's not forget about the fearless goddess Queen Rani Padmavati. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures Despite being targeted numerous times for taking up the role of Rani Padmavati, there are no doubts that this role was probably meant only for Deepika. The conviction with which she plays the strong and fearless queen is remarkable and this promo only proves the same. The makers of 'Padmaavat' have just dropped a major promo that showcases Deepika in all her glory, which gives us an insight into her bravery, courage and royal character. Just like Ranveer owned the previous promo like a true boss, Deepika stole the show with this one. [Video] The fearless and powerful Rani Padmavati is coming to the big screen in 6 days!!â¤ï¸ðð½ðð½ Retweet if you love Deepika's new dialogue trailer #Padmaavat pic.twitter.com/kihX72YRIr — Deepika Padukone FC (@DeepikaPFC) 19 January 2018 While we were recuperating from this promo and were left gasping for air, 'Padmaavat' makers dropped another promo on us that shows the amazing chemistry between Deepika and Shahid. Their first encounter in a jungle and Padmavati saving him, the two are literally setting the frame on fire with all that hotness. Deepika's fierce and headstrong avatar is what making us drool over her beauty and go weak in our knees. As we are nearing the release date, fresh controversies are brewing up, but honestly after the release of these promos, the wait for the release has become tougher than ever.
  20. Photo: courtesy tengrinews.kz ALMATY: Fifty-two people were killed after a bus they were travelling in caught fire in Kazakhstan?s north-western Aktau region, the country?s interior ministry said on Thursday. Only five passengers managed to escape the burning vehicle, the ministry said in a statement, saying it was unclear whether the passengers were Kazakh nationals or citizens from another country.
  21. A year ago Donald Trump ceded control of The Trump Organization to his adult sons, but refused to divest his assets, sparking a furious backlash from political opponents and ethics experts. Photo: Getty Images1 NEW YORK: A year ago Donald Trump ceded control of The Trump Organization to his adult sons, but refused to divest his assets, sparking a furious backlash from political opponents and ethics experts. Today his golf clubs in Florida and New Jersey, where he spent more than 80 days in 2017, provide a backdrop to his presidency. His opponents complain bitterly and lawsuits have mounted up against opaque ties between the White House and the company. A prime example of this contentious cocktail of business and politics is the Trump International Hotel in Washington, a six-minute drive from the White House. If some doubted whether transforming Washington´s old post office into a luxury Trump hotel would spell success, today its rooms, restaurants and conference rooms swarm with foreign diplomats and lobbyists. "The hotel is kind of a separate White House where you can buy a $27 Margarita and where you can talk to people who will talk the next day to the president," says Austin Envers, executive director of American Oversight, a non-profit bankrolled by Democratic donors to expose ethical violations of the Trump administration. "It´s a way to get access to people who work in the administration that regular Americans don´t have." Stays by Saudi and Malaysian delegations were questionable, says Envers, so too an event held by a group representing e-cigarette makers. A little while later, the administration froze a regulation requiring stricter oversight of the sector. Trump´s habit of making surprise visits to his properties, which has continued in office, has handed them only greater publicity and captivated guests. "Exceptional service," wrote one recent guest from Australia who gave his name only as David in an online review at Booking.com. "The extra bonus was when POTUS and FLOTUS showed up standing a couple of feet in front of my wife and me." POTUS bonus But neither is the presidency necessarily an automatic meal ticket either. The Trump Organization refused to comment to AFP, but in a recent interview with The New York Times, Eric Trump said the company had decided to focus on existing properties, which include 16 golf courses, a winery, seven hotels and commercial real estate. As part of the deal made public before the inauguration, the company vowed not to seek new foreign deals while Trump was in office. In New York, the group has also cut ties with Trump SoHo, which had been boycotted by celebrities and now operates as The Dominick Hotel. According to US media, several properties in Democratic majority cities such as Chicago and New York have suffered declining interest. Prior to the 2016 election, the company said it was launching a slightly more affordable hotel chain Scion, a name notable for its lack of obvious connection to Trump. The first is due to open in Cleveland, Mississippi, a Republican town later this year. But growth or not, there is a problem, opponents of the president say. 'More we don't know' The sheer fact that Trump could profit from his presidency and that foreign governments could patronize The Trump Organization to curry favour, is enough to create innumerable conflicts of interest, said Evers. In a lawsuit filed in June, nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress cited examples of favours accorded by foreign governments to the Trump Organization, including long-sought trademarks approved in China. They demand that any foreign income or contract should be submitted to Congress for approval, in keeping with the emoluments clause of the US Constitution. "If President Trump believes that his receipt of foreign emoluments raises no corruption concerns, he simply needs to present them to Congress -- which his party controls -- and get approval before he accepts them," said Connecticut´s Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, who spearheaded the lawsuit. "The fact that he has refused to take that step -- thumbing his nose at the Constitution -- raises serious questions about what he is trying to hide." The Trump Organization is a family firm, is not listed on the stock exchange and as such does not release its earnings. Trump has also always refused to release his tax returns, meaning that much is unknown about deals and finances. Disclosures published in June by the Office of Government Ethics showed that Trump brought in around $600 to $650 million in assets and income over the last year. His income at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida private members club nicknamed the "Winter White House," was up from $30 to $37 million. "There is every reason to believe there is much more we don´t know about, and it is probably the things we don´t know about that are the most troubling," said Blumenthal.
  22. UKIP leader Henry Bolton (left) with girlfrient Jo Marney (right). Photo taken from Mail Online LONDON: The leader of Britain?s anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) faced calls to resign on Sunday after his girlfriend reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry?s fiancée, Meghan Markle. Henry Bolton, who was elected in September, said his 25-year-old partner Jo Marney had been suspended from the party after the text messages were published in The Mail on Sunday. One party politician said she should have been expelled, while a UKIP member of the European Parliament said it was time for the "inexperienced" leader to "go quietly". According to the tabloid, Marney wrote messages to a friend complaining that Markle ? an American actress of mixed race who is due to marry Harry in May ? would "taint our royal family" with her "seed". "Next will be a Muslim PM (prime minister). And a black king," she was reported to have written. In a statement, Marney said her remarks were "deliberately exaggerated to make a point" and were taken out of context, but "I fully recognise the offence they have caused". ?Disgraceful remarks? Bolton is the third elected leader of UKIP since Nigel Farage resigned after helping secure a vote to leave European Union in June 2016, and the party has struggled to find a role. UKIP chairperson Paul Oakden said that Bolton, who recently made headlines due to his decision to leave his wife and date Marney, had some "difficult decisions to make". The party?s governing board will meet next weekend and will consult the former army officer "if he is still the leader at that point", Oakden told the BBC. He said the coming year would be "crucial" for Brexit negotiations, adding: "We need to be behind our leader 100% in taking that battle forward. "Whether or not the party decides it is willing to give that support to Henry is for the party to decide." UKIP Member of European Parliament Bill Etheridge said: "We are seeing UKIP resources used to defend Henry?s private life. "Henry does not have the experience, the political nous or advice to deal with the issues he faces.... He must go, he must go quickly, he must go as quietly as possible." Peter Whittle, a UKIP member of the London Assembly, tweeted: "These are disgraceful remarks. This person should not just be suspended from @UKIP but expelled altogether."
  23. Representational image/file photo ISLAMABAD: Two underage children perished on Friday in a fire that engulfed a shack in Islamabad?s Sector F-11. According to rescue officials, two-year-old Haider and six-year-old Muhammad Rahim, died in a fire while three other children were injured. The rescue officials later shifted three wounded children named Sania, Mubashir and Ibrahim to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Hospital for medical treatment. The family said that they were asleep when the fire erupted, surrounding the hut. On Jan 2, a fire erupted in the storeroom of the Ministry of Law and Justice building in Islamabad, reportedly destroying many important documents. According to the police, the blaze was a result of an electrical short-circuit. No casualty was reported in the incident. On September 10, 2017, a fire broke out at the Awami Markaz building in the Islamabad's Red Zone. At least, two people were killed and five injured in the incident.
  24. The students were critically injured when they were hit by the bus while trying to cross the road. They have been shifted to the hospital for treatment-Geo News JARANWALA: A group of students on Tuesday set on fire the bus of a private company after it ran over and injured three of their classmates, police said. Rescue and police officials have doused the fire. The students were injured when they were hit by the bus while trying to cross the road. They were shifted to the hospital in critical condition. The driver of the bus managed to flee after the accident. In a similar case in September in Faisalabad, school students turned into a violent mob after a public bus ran over and killed their classmate in a traffic accident on Sargodha Road. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/7b5e507da409490f98c64172215c2168.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MS85LzIwMTggNzozNDowMyBBTSZoYXNoX3ZhbHVlPWhBbUs2TWF1VXVUNkRmQS84QzcwcFE9PSZ2YWxpZG1pbnV0ZXM9NjAmaWQ9MQ== style=center]
  25. New York Fire Department crew respond after a fire broke out at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, US, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly NEW YORK: Three people were injured in an early-morning fire at the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, the New York Fire Department said on Monday, as the city?s workday rush began. US President Donald Trump was in Washington at the time. Trump?s primary residence was in the building before his election victory and inauguration nearly a year ago. One firefighter was hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries, while two people received minor injuries that were treated at the scene, including a building worker whose injury was initially described as serious, the Fire Department said. Eric Trump, one of the president?s sons, said on Twitter that it was a small electrical fire in the cooling tower on the building?s roof. ?The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job,? said the younger Trump. ?The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!? The Fire Department said the fire was not inside the building, but on top of it. ?We had flames coming out of the vents. No smoke condition or fire was on the inside,? Manhattan Borough Commander Assistant Chief Roger Sakowich said on Twitter. The cause of the blaze is being investigated by the city fire marshal, a department spokesman said. Once the investigation is complete, the results will be released, Firefighter Jim Long ? the spokesman ? said. As firefighters battled the blaze, a plume of smoke spewed from the roof of the 68-story structure. The fire was reported by phone shortly before 7 AM EST (noon GMT) on the top floor of the building and was declared under control about an hour and 15 minutes later, the department said. Some 84 firefighters and medical crews responded as 26 emergency units with lights flashing converged on the crowded midtown Manhattan location, it added. In addition to the president?s 66th-floor penthouse, Trump Tower houses the headquarters of the Trump Organization as well as other residences, offices and stores.