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  1. Protesters hold the Pakistan flag during a protest in Srinagar in 2016. Photo: Reuters SRINAGAR: Thousands of people in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) staged anti-India and pro-Pakistan demonstrations and hoisted Pakistani flags and banners in Srinagar, Kulgam, Pampore, Pulwama, Shopian Sopore, Kishtwar and other parts of the territory, the Kashmir Media Service reported on Monday. Immediately after Eid prayers, people in large numbers took to the streets and shouted high-pitched slogans of 'Jeevei-Jeevei Pakistan', 'Teiri Jaan Meiri Jaan Pakistan Pakistan' and 'We Want Freedom'. The protesters demanded that Indian troops leave Jammu and Kashmir without any further delay. Dozens of people were critically injured after Indian police personnel used brute force, fired pellets and teargas shells on protesters at Eidgah, Hyderpora, Sopore, Pattan, and Pulwama areas. The authorities had placed all Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Mohammad Ashraf Sehraee, Ayaz Akbar, Zafar Akbar Butt, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Showket Ahmad Bakshi under house arrest and in police stations. The authorities did not even allow them to attend the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers. Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in their statements in Srinagar, denounced the curbs by the authorities on Hurriyet leaders and called upon the international community to play its role in the early settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
  2. WASHINGTON: Google is stepping up its efforts to block "extremist and terrorism-related videos" over its platforms, using a combination of technology and human monitors. The measures announced Sunday come on the heels of similar efforts unveiled by Facebook last week, and follow a call by the Group of Seven leaders last month for the online giants to do more to curb online extremist content. "While we and others have worked for years to identify and remove content that violates our policies, the uncomfortable truth is that we, as an industry, must acknowledge that more needs to be done," said a blog post by Google general counsel Kent Walker. Walker said Google would devote more resources to apply artificial intelligence to suppress YouTube videos used in support of extremist actions. "This can be challenging: a video of a terrorist attack may be informative news reporting if broadcast by the BBC, or glorification of violence if uploaded in a different context by a different user," he said. "We will now devote more engineering resources to apply our most advanced machine learning research to train new ´content classifiers´ to help us more quickly identify and remove extremist and terrorism-related content." Google acknowledged that technology alone cannot solve the problem, and said that it would "greatly increase the number of independent experts" on the watch for videos that violate its guidelines. "Machines can help identify problematic videos, but human experts still play a role in nuanced decisions about the line between violent propaganda and religious or newsworthy speech," Walker said. Google plans to add 50 non-government organisations to the 63 it already works with to filter inappropriate content. "This allows us to benefit from the expertise of specialized organizations working on issues like hate speech, self-harm, and terrorism," Walker wrote. "We will also expand our work with counter-extremist groups to help identify content that may be being used to radicalise and recruit extremists." A similar initiative was announced last week by Facebook, which earlier this year said it was adding 3,000 staff to track and remove violent video content. Google´s Walker said the online giant would start taking "a tougher stance on videos that do not clearly violate our policies," including videos that "contain inflammatory religious or supremacist content." He said YouTube would expand its role in counter-radicalisation efforts using an approach that "harnesses the power of targeted online advertising" to reach potential recruits for extremist groups and offers "video content that debunks terrorist recruiting messages."
  3. TEHRAN: Iran has targeted militants in Syria with missiles in retaliation for deadly attacks in Tehran. Late Sunday, the elite Revolutionary Guards launched six missiles from western Iran into Syria´s mostly Daesh held Deir Ezzor province, hitting their command base, the Guards said. The strike was "revenge" for twin attacks in Tehran on June 7 that killed 17 people in the first Daesh claimed attacks inside Iran, a Guards spokesman added. As well as punishing "terrorists", it was intended to show that Iran is capable of projecting military power across the region, officials and experts said. Sunday´s strike was the first known missile attack launched from Iran into foreign territory since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88. "The missile attacks were only a small part of Iran´s punitive power against terrorists and enemies," Guards spokesman General Ramezan Sharif said Monday. "International and regional supporters of the terrorists must realise the warning message of the missile operation." Iran has long accused the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia of backing "terrorists". US President Donald Trump meanwhile accuses Iran of backing terrorism, a charge it denies and has threatened to tear up a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers.
  4. David Bonderman, Founding Partner, TPG, takes part in Private Equity: Rebalancing Risk session during the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California April 29, 2014. Photo: Reuters Uber Technologies Inc director David Bonderman said on Tuesday that he has resigned from the company's board following a remark he made during an Uber staff meeting that was widely seen as offensive to women. Bonderman's ill-timed remark came during an all-staff meeting Tuesday to discuss of how the ride-services company plans to transform itself following a probe into sexual harassment at the company. Bonderman said in a statement sent to Reuters that he did not want his comments to create distraction for Uber, which is working to rid its culture of sexual harassment and discrimination. His resignation from the board is effective Wednesday morning. During Tuesday's meeting, Uber board member Arianna Huffington spoke to employees about the importance of adding more women to the board of directors. "There's a lot of data that shows when there's one woman on the board, it's much more likely that there will be a second woman on the board," Huffington said. In response, Bonderman said: "Actually, what it shows is that it's much more likely to be more talking." The comment was disclosed through a recording of the meeting that was published by Yahoo. An Uber spokesman verified the authenticity and accuracy of the recording. Bonderman, who is a founder of private equity firm TPG Capital, an Uber investor, shortly after wrote an email to Uber staff to apologize. In his resignation statement that followed on Tuesday evening, Bonderman reiterated his regret, calling his remarks "careless, inappropriate, and inexcusable" and "the opposite of what I intended." "I take full responsibility for that," he said. "I need to hold myself to the same standards that we're asking Uber to adopt." Bonderman and other board members had joined Tuesday's staff meeting to lay out recommendations from an investigation into sexual harassment, diversity, inclusion and other employee concerns led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder's law firm was retained by Uber in February after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler wrote a public account of her time at the company, which she said was marred by sexual harassment and an ineffective response by management. The recommendations, which were unanimously adopted by the board on Sunday, call for reducing Chief Executive Travis Kalanick's sweeping authority at the firm and instituting more controls over spending, human resources and the behavior of managers.
  5. US President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as "fake news" on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office. Shortly after Trump's remarks on Twitter, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly made the rounds of Sunday television news shows to praise any so-called back channel communications, especially with Russia, as "a good thing." The Republican president returned to the White House after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday to face more questions about alleged communications between Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington. "It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media," Trump wrote in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday. The White House faces mounting questions about potential ties between Russia and Trump's presidential campaign, which are also the subject of criminal and congressional investigations. Trump officials were preparing to establish a "war room" to address an issue that has begun to dominate his young presidency. Aides said Trump was expected to meet with lawyers as early as Sunday, the New York Times reported. Two Republican US senators played down the Kushner reports on Sunday, while the former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, took a darker view of such contacts with representatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin. "My dashboard warning light was clearly on and I think that was the case with all of us in the intelligence community - very concerned about the nature of these approaches to the Russians," Clapper told NBC's "Meet The Press." Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, had contacts with Moscow in December about opening a secret back channel of communications, according to news reports published while Trump was away on his trip. The 36-year-old Kushner, a real estate developer with no previous government experience, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former US officials told Reuters. "Whenever you see the words 'sources say' in the fake news media, and they don't mention names," Trump wrote, "it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers. #FakeNews is the enemy!" Contacts between Trump associates and Russian officials during the campaign coincided with what US intelligence agencies concluded was a Kremlin effort through computer hacking, fake news and propaganda to boost Trump's chances of winning the White House. 'A good thing' White House officials defended the concept of secret communications channels without commenting specifically on the Kushner case. National security adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters on Saturday that so-called back-channeling was not unusual. Kelly, the homeland security secretary, carried the same message on Sunday. "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable," he said on ABC's "This Week" program. "Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organisations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us, is a good thing." Kelly told "Fox News Sunday" there was nothing wrong with the Trump transition team trying to build relationships with the Russians as they prepared to take over the White House. US Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said such secret channels may be used in situations including peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan or for the release of American hostages. "But for people associated with the campaign after that campaign has ended and where the Russians during that campaign were helping you, to try to establish a back channel and hide it from your own government, that's a serious allegation," he said. Schiff was particularly concerned about a Washington Post report that the back channel would have been conducted at a Russian diplomatic facility to avoid monitoring in US communications systems. "You have to ask, well, who are they hiding the conversation from?" he said on ABC. Schiff said he expected Kushner, who serves as an unpaid adviser to Trump, to appear before his committee and suggested his security clearance be reviewed. Kushner initially had come to the attention of FBI investigators last year as they began scrutinising former national security adviser Michael Flynn?s connections with Russian officials, the two sources told Reuters. Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham told CNN he doubted the Kushner reports were accurate. Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, noted that Kushner has been willing to answer questions. "They reached out to us yesterday to make sure that we knew that was the case and I?m sure he?s willing to do so,? Corker said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Though he had not seen evidence of collusion when he stepped down on Jan. 20, Clapper said all the signs made an FBI investigation not only appropriate but necessary. "Russia, at least for my money, is our primary adversary," he told NBC. "They are not our friends. They are in to do us in."
  6. Uzma returned to India after a 25-day controversial stay in Pakistan. Photo: Geo News screen grab ISLAMABAD: Indian national Uzma, who had alleged that a Pakistani man forced her into marriage, has safely returned to India after a 25-day controversial stay in Pakistan. A contingent of police escorted Uzma to Wagah Border from whereon she travelled to India. A video of Uzma reaching India in a black car, which was surrounded with journalists, also surfaced on Indian news channel, Times Now. On Wednesday, Islamabad High Court had allowed Uzma to return back home and even handed over her original immigration form. Photo: Geo News screen grab On Wednesday, Islamabad High Court had allowed Uzma to return back home and even handed over her original immigration form, which her husband Tahir Ali had submitted to the court on Tuesday. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/a55527d6b070a9bd08d0c6511b06adb0.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9NS8yNS8yMDE3IDY6NTk6NDcgQU0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT1kdkt6NXR5ekpJS0tPbkN4Y1Q1eTh3PT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] On May 19, Uzma had submitted a six-page reply to the high court and reiterated her earlier claims and said that she was forced to sign the Nikkahnama [nikkah papers] with Tahir. Indian woman Uzma coerced into marriage, claims brother Waseem Ahmed said that Uzma had only travelled to Pakistan just to see Tahir The reply also claimed that Tahir?s affidavit was based on lies, and requested that Uzma be allowed to travel to India as her visa will expire on May 30. How it started? The case of Indian woman Uzma?s marriage to Pakistani man Tahir became more confusing as it was unraveled in front of the media. It came to the forefront after her husband claimed that Indian High Commission has stopped her wife from leaving the premises during their visit to apply for visa on May 7. Uzma, who belongs to New Delhi, and Tahir 'fell in love' in Malaysia, after which she travelled to Pakistan on May 1 via the Wagah Border, and got married to him on May 3, according to Tahir. Uzma allowed to return to India IHC also returns original immigration form to Indian national Later, Indian High Commission claimed that Uzma has been staying there out of her own will. Following this, Uzma remarked that she was forced to marry Pakistan citizen Tahir Ali at gunpoint. She further remarked that she was unaware that Tahir was married and was the father of four children while speaking to the media. However, these claims were challenged by her husband, who even provided details of a private conversation in which Uzma seemed to know about his first marriage. Uzma had claimed that she was forced to marry Pakistani man Tahir Ali at gunpoint. Photo: Geo News screen grab Moreover, their Nikkah video also surfaced in which there were no signs of violence or intimidation. Later, Uzma?s brother, Waseem Ahmed, in a statement had claimed that Uzma had only travelled to Pakistan just to see Tahir. However, she informed him that she was coerced into marriage, adding that she was berated, beaten and threatened by Tahir.
  7. Uzma returned to India after a 25-day controversial stay in Pakistan. Photo: Geo News screen grab ISLAMABAD: Indian national Uzma, who had alleged that a Pakistani man forced her into marriage, has safely returned to India after a 25-day controversial stay in Pakistan. A contingent of police escorted Uzma to Wagah Border from whereon she travelled to India. Uzma touched the ground to pay respect to her homeland after crossing the border. Photo: Geo News screen grab A video of Uzma reaching India in a black car, which was surrounded with journalists, also surfaced on Indian news channel, Times Now. On Wednesday, Islamabad High Court had allowed Uzma to return back home and even handed over her original immigration form, which her husband Tahir Ali had submitted to the court on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Islamabad High Court had allowed Uzma to return back home and even handed over her original immigration form, which her husband Tahir Ali had submitted to the court on Tuesday. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/a55527d6b070a9bd08d0c6511b06adb0.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9NS8yNS8yMDE3IDY6NTk6NDcgQU0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT1kdkt6NXR5ekpJS0tPbkN4Y1Q1eTh3PT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] On May 19, Uzma had submitted a six-page reply to the high court and reiterated her earlier claims and said that she was forced to sign the Nikkahnama [nikkah papers] with Tahir. The reply also claimed that Tahir?s affidavit was based on lies, and requested that Uzma be allowed to travel to India as her visa will expire on May 30. How it started? Security forces surrounded Uzma as soon as she reached India after crossing the Wagah Border. Photo: Geo News screen grab The case of Indian woman Uzma?s marriage to Pakistani man Tahir became more confusing as it was unraveled in front of the media. It came to the forefront after her husband claimed that Indian High Commission has stopped her wife from leaving the premises during their visit to apply for visa on May 7. Uzma, who belongs to New Delhi, and Tahir 'fell in love' in Malaysia, after which she travelled to Pakistan on May 1 via the Wagah Border, and got married to him on May 3, according to Tahir. Uzma allowed to return to India IHC also returns original immigration form to Indian national Later, Indian High Commission claimed that Uzma has been staying there out of her own will. Following this, Uzma remarked that she was forced to marry Pakistan citizen Tahir Ali at gunpoint. She further remarked that she was unaware that Tahir was married and was the father of four children while speaking to the media. However, these claims were challenged by her husband, who even provided details of a private conversation in which Uzma seemed to know about his first marriage. Uzma had claimed that she was forced to marry Pakistani man Tahir Ali at gunpoint. Photo: Geo News screen grab Moreover, their Nikkah video also surfaced in which there were no signs of violence or intimidation. Later, Uzma?s brother, Waseem Ahmed, in a statement had claimed that Uzma had only travelled to Pakistan just to see Tahir. However, she informed him that she was coerced into marriage, adding that she was berated, beaten and threatened by Tahir.
  8. Police attempting to quell the clashes - Geo News screen grab ISLAMABAD: Classes at the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) resumed on Thursday after they were suspended following clashes between students? groups over the weekend. A notification issued by the varsity banned has all students? councils on campus. On Saturday, around three dozen students were injured after clashes erupted between students? groups from Sindh and Balochistan. After being called in, police resorted to tear gas shelling and baton charge to disperse the students. Later, FIRs were also registered against several students at the Secretariat Police Station on the complaint of a QAU official. The students were accused of possession of illegal weapons, wreaking havoc and attempted murder. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/02d3fe45455b600ead066797da74e3ff.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9NS8yNS8yMDE3IDU6NTc6MDMgQU0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT1XbXBUV3Bnb2ZEbU5BS2M1SjB4V1lnPT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center]
  9. All forward operating bases of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have been made operational in response to Indian ?threats?. This was stated on Wednesday after Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman visited the Qadri Airbase in Skardu where war exercises by fighter jet squardons are being held. Air chief leads from front in Zarb-e-Azb air strikes Air chief leads from front in Zarb-e-Azb air strikes The air chief also took part in the exercises, flying a PAF Mirage jet himself. Talking to the media at the airbase, the air chief said no situation is difficult for the PAF. "The nation should not worry about the enemy?s statements," he said, adding that we are peace loving people but are ready to face all kinds of challenges. Also read: CJCSC calls on air chief On May 20, Indian Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa wrote a personal letter to each officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF), asking them to be prepared for operations, with the present scenario, at a very short notice. The Indian Express reported that the letter ? signed and sent to the IAF officers on March 30 ? covers a range of issues, especially those in the conflict-ridden state of Jammu and Kashmir. Nearly 12,000 officers of the IAF have received the letter, which was written by Dhanoa after he assumed the role of IAF chief three months ago, the report adds. ?In the present scenario, there is an ever persistent sub-conventional threat. Therefore, we need to be prepared for operations with our present holdings, at a very short notice. Training needs to be focused towards this,? states the letter. Naval chief's address at Lahore war college A strong, well-equipped navy is required to deal with the regional challenges facing the country, stated Chief of Pakistan Navy Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah on Wednesday. He was addressing the 46th staff course convocation at the Naval War College in Lahore where cadets from several other countries were also in attendance. "The navy will utilise all its resources to secure our coastal border," said Admiral Zakaullah. Naval chief Admiral Zakaullah - File photo The naval chief stated that the latest technologies will be brought to use to strengthen the navy. He added that Pakistan is a peace-loving country.
  10. Ariana Grande returned to the United States on Tuesday, one day after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at the pop singer's concert in Manchester, England, People magazine reported, as questions lingered over whether she would continue her European tour. Grande, 23, was photographed landing at an airport in her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, and being met by family members, the magazine said. The pop star has not been seen publicly since an explosion ripped through the packed Manchester Arena at the end of her performance there. Some of the 22 people who died in the attack were teens or young girls. Grande was apparently unharmed. British police have identified the man suspected of carrying out the massacre as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who was born in Manchester to parents of Libyan origin. Daesh claimed responsibility for what it called revenge against "Crusaders," but there appeared to be contradictions in its account of the operation. In her only statement so far, Grande took to Twitter some five hours after the bombing to describe herself as "broken" in the aftermath of the attack. "from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words," she said in the tweet. Grande was performing in Manchester during the European leg of a tour to promote her third album, "Dangerous Woman," which also has her scheduled to perform in London, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland in the coming weeks. Despite speculation that she would cancel the rest of the tour, no formal announcement had been made as of Tuesday afternoon. Grande's manager, Scooter Braun, did not respond to requests for comment by Reuters. "We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act," Braun said in a statement posted on Twitter on Monday evening. "We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families and all those affected in your hearts and prayers." Grande, a native of Boca Raton, starred in the Broadway musical "13" and on the Nickelodeon TV series "Victorious" before releasing her solo debut album, "Yours Truly." Best known for her singles "Problem" and "Break Free," Grande is credited with having an exceptionally broad vocal range for a pop star.
  11. KARACHI: Police killed one suspect, arrested at least nine, while ten others were detained during operations in the metropolis. The police shot dead an assailant during exchange of fire in the area of Baghdadi of Lyari. According to police, the suspect belonged to Ghaffar Zikri group. During operations in various areas of Karachi, including Jamshed Quarter, Baloch Para and Jahangir Road; nine suspects were arrested, while the police took ten other suspects in custody for further interrogation.
  12. Whenever we talk about any kickass action-adventure-thriller movies, we instantly look up at our ‘big bruh’ aka Hollywood for inspiration. In fact, right from the picturesque landscapes, technical assistance to visual effects (VFX); half of the things you see in our big-budget films are borrowed from the west. Well, we have nothing to complain about, they are super f**king awesome. But, when actor Rajinikanth is here, you can expect even the sun to wake him up first and then rise for the rest of the world. Well, putting all the exaggerations aside, Rajinikanth’s movie ‘Robot 2.0’ is bucking the trend and is evolving to an inspiration for the entire media industry to follow. © BCCL This sequel to the blockbuster ‘Robot’ will have everything desi i.e. all the scenes are shot in India, the technical heads and the VFX technology are entirely Indian. Well, looks like it isn’t only Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is promoting the ‘Make In India’ campaign, Rajinikanth and the makers of the movie too are working hard towards it. According to the report published in The Economic Times, BJP sources hinted (off record) that ‘the PM had a word with superstar Rajinikanth when the work on ‘Robot’ had just begun and suggested that the film can promote the ‘Make in India’ theme.’ In fact, the film has been entirely shot in Delhi and Chennai and the climax was shot in none other than Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. © Twitter Raju Mahalingam, COO of Lyca Productions, makers of ‘Robot 2.0’ said, “As a group, we are U-based. But we decided to shoot everything in India this time. This movie will be India’s ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, the internationally acclaimed Chinese movie.” Honestly, we feel that when Thalaiva is on screen, no other movie can ever come close to it. He further added, “The attempt to give a futuristic feel to the movie has resulted in high production costs, but the quality of filming will make many Indian cinemas shift to 3D screens.” According to Raju, usually movies are shot in 2D and then converted to 3D, but this one is shot using 3D techniques. This is something that has been done for the first time in India. If this fact hasn’t raised your adrenaline levels, then here’s something that will definitely pump you up to watch the movie. The action shots between Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar have been shot using animatronics technology and helicams. © Lyca Productions This Rs. 350 crore film includes all the big names that you can imagine – Akshay Kumar (plays the villain), Composer AR Rahman, cinematographer Nirav Shah, VFX designer Srinivas Mohan (‘Baahubali’ fame), and sound designer Resul Pookutty who won an Oscar for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. This movie which is said to be the most expensive film ever made is expected to hit the theatres in October and will be released in seven languages (including Japanese, Korean and Mandarin). Source: The Economic Times
  13. Talk to anyone about DLF Cyber Hub and the first word they will utter is ‘booze’ and we can’t agree any less because it hosts some amazing pubs and bars of Gurugram. But, thanks to the Supreme Court’s mandate, the pub owners and ‘Guru-grammars’ are biting their nails fretting that the place might go dry soon, and by soon we mean post April 1st. This better be an April Fool’s prank but it doesn’t really look like that. © Facebook The Supreme Court, in December, had issued a ban on the sale of liquor within 500 metres of national and state highways. Cyber Hub, which is right next to the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, and the bars in five-star hotels and resorts on the expressway too seem to fall under this radar. Further, the excise department has also shortlisted some 109 pubs and 43 liquor vendors that would lose their licences on April 1. Amidst this ban, we are still hoping that it turns out to be a prank played by a parody account. © Facebook Aruna Singh, deputy excise and taxation commissioner, Gurugram told HT, “We will comply with the orders of the Supreme Court. We have conducted a survey and will shortly submit the report to the headquarters.” Further owner of the Raasta Café, Goumtesh Singh, said “Due to a lack of description in the ruling, all food and beverages outlets have come under the scanner. Let’s hope that the Supreme Court will explain this and give us a realistic guideline of the ruling.” © Facebook Reportedly, over Rs. 70 crore revenue per year will be lost if the 43 liquor vendors are shut. Just in case you guys are planning to switch from Cyber Hub to Sector 29 which is another happening party place in Gurugram, with a heavy heart we will have to break this news to you – some pubs and bars in Sector 29 too will be affected. So basically, post April 1st our lives will be f**ked and we will have to go to some shady and sneaky thekas wearing hoodies to buy our drinks. Source: Hindustan Times