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  1. THE HAGUE: Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch food and consumer products giant, said Thursday that sales were down in the third quarter, hit by the strong euro and economic fallout from the hurricanes in the United States. Unilever, which owns more than 400 household brands including Dove, Knorr soups, Lipton, Magnum and Marmite, said in a statement that sales were down 1.6 per cent to 13.2 billion euros in the period from July to September. The 1.6pc decrease in sales "included a negative currency impact of 5.1pc," the statement said. In addition, "growth in the quarter was adversely affected by poorer weather in Europe compared with last year and natural disasters in the Americas". Chief executive Paul Polman said that emerging markets were driving growth in the third quarter. "While conditions in our developed markets remain challenging, we are starting to see signs of improvement in some of our biggest emerging markets including India and China," he said. Unilever did not provide any profit figures for the July-September period. But it confirmed its full-year targets and said it was "making good progress against the strategic objectives we have set out for 2020." Rotterdam-based Unilever, which employs some 169,000 people around the world, spurned a takeover bid by US rival Kraft Heinz in February. Since then, it has sought to prove to shareholders that it is better off on its own and vowed better profitability. In April, Unilever unveiled a 3.5-billion euro restructuring plan and announced the spin-off of its margarine division, which includes the Flora, Blue Band and Rama brands.
  2. NEW DELHI: Despite a dramatic fall in the infant mortality rate, 15,000 children aged under five still die each day around the world from preventable diseases, a UN report said Thursday. The report warned that because some African and South Asian countries are lagging behind in giving better treatment, more than 60 million young children will die between now and 2030 from illnesses that can be cured. In 2016, an estimated 5.6 million children died before reaching their fifth birthday, said the UN Children´s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation and the World Bank in the report. That marks a huge fall from 12.6 million deaths in 1990. But the agencies said the 15,000 under-five deaths each day is still "an intolerably high number". Pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria top the list of child killers that can be prevented. But the report said malnutrition, which can leave children more vulnerable to severe diseases, played a role in half the deaths. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest infant mortality rate with an average 79 deaths for every 1,000 births in 2016. But India had the highest toll in numbers with more than 850,000 deaths while Nigeria came second at more than 450,000. India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, China and Niger account for half the deaths. A world summit in 2015 set a target date of 2030 to cut the number of deaths of under fives to less than 25 for every 1,000 births. It is now 41 per 1,000 having been cut from 93 in 1990. Amid doubts that the target will be reached, the report said more than 50 countries, mainly in Africa, are falling behind in improving access to treatment and medical facilities. "If current trends continue, over 60 million children under five years of age will die between 2017 and 2030, about half of them newborns," it said. The report also highlighted the difference between the death rate for boys and girls in some Asian countries. The number of nations with a significant gender mortality gap has been cut from 19 to 11 between 1990 and 2016. "In some countries, the risk of dying before age five for girls is significantly higher than what would be expected based on global patterns," said the report, without giving reasons. "These countries are primarily located in southern Asia and western Asia." There is a traditional cultural preference for boys in some Asian countries where selective abortions are rampant and males often get preference for medical treatment and food.
  3. Disclaimer: This article contains a major spoiler from the upcoming movie 'Thor: Ragnarok'. The release of 'Thor: Ragnarok' is right around the corner, and we are already losing our minds contemplating how the story will unfold in the third installment of 'Thor' series. On one hand, Marvel Studios is trying their best to be impenetrable about the movie's premiere, while others are simply making things tougher by creating loopholes in their plans by dropping massive spoilers. Earlier, we saw our beloved 'Hulk', Mark Ruffalo accidently stream the first few minutes of the film, after he went live from Instagram at the premiere of the film and forgot to turn the video off. Well, this time around too a massive plot-twist was revealed, but thankfully the cast wasn't responsible for the spoiler. © Marvel Studios Blame it on a universal conspiracy or the over-excited junta, there are certain things that probably even Marvel Studios can't control and spoilers lead that list. Recently, 'Thor' and 'Hulk' i.e. Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo appeared on an interview with 'The Project'. In a bid to ask interesting questions, the TV host went ahead and blurted out one major story plot, leaving Chris Hemsworth visibly embarrassed and shocked after this gaffe. The host spoke about Cate Blanchett's character 'Hela', the Goddess of death and referred to her as Thor's SISTER. (ARE YOU KIDDING US?) © Youtube / TEN Now this is definitely a massive blow because even in the comics, she has been addressed as Loki's daughter, which will make her Thor's niece since Loki is his adoptive brother. Anyway, without digging too deep into their relationship, the point is that Hela might actually be Thor's sister, if the host's words are taken into consideration. Hemsworth was also taken aback by this sudden revelation and shot back at the host saying, “You can't say it's his sister, you can't give that away.” And not just once, the spoiler was dropped three times. So the reporter started the conversation with this bomb and we really have to applaud Hemsworth for not losing his cool completely. First Spoiler… “Obviously it's a star-studded cast, our very own – the gorgeous – Cate Blanchett plays your sister, Chris.” Second Spoiler… “Your Sister, Chris.” Third Spoiler and the most major one… “And for a lot of this movie, your sister – she's trying to kill you, your brother…” This is when Hemsworth interrupted him, but the damage was already done, so he tried to play it cool and said jokingly that “This is not live, is it? We can rewind the tapes…” We guess after this gaffe, Mark Ruffalo is breathing a sigh of relief as he is no longer the king of spoilers. This host now takes the award home with this epic stint that we'll most definitely remember for the longest time. 'Thor: Ragnarok' is slated for an October 25 release…and only then will we know if this major spoiler is actually true.
  4. With more and more people turning into vegetarians and then into vegans these days, it is important to understand what kind of deficiencies you may encounter when you choose to follow a trend. Turning vegan is a separate issue in itself. To cut things short- veganism adds a ton of deficiencies to your diet. So, if you're a vegan or going to be one, you might want to include these supplements to meet your body's requirements. 1) Vitamin B12 © Thinkstock Though Vitamin B12 deficiency could be found in anyone but if you're a vegan, the chances are that it can be severe. Several studies conducted on people taking vegan diet have shown that vegans generally tend to have low vitamins B12 levels than the general population. A study published in the University of Oxford claims that half the population of vegans are B12 deficient and are expected to have a higher risk of developing clinical symptoms related to B12 deficiency. If Vitamin B12 levels get too low, it could lead to anemia, heart disease, nervous system damage, infertility as well as bone disease. 2) Calcium Though there are vegan sources like broccoli, chickpeas and tofu that include calcium, vegans can still generally be calcium deficient. The main reason behind this is that they don't consume any form of dairy which is a very good source of calcium. Generally, people who consume dairy products in moderation, have healthy levels of calcium. Therefore vegans can either increase their consumption of food items that contain calcium in little spurts or ideally they should take calcium supplements to meet their daily calcium requirements of the body. 3) Vitamin D Vitamin D deficiency is quite common worldwide but its prevalence is more often found in vegans. There is hardly any food item that has enough vitamin d to complete body's requirement. Though one natural way to boost your vitamin d levels is to have good sun exposure but it is not a practical one. People are often concerned with their skin being tanned and even few dermatologists are against direct exposure of sun due to UV radiations. The correct approach would be get your blood tested for vitamin d levels and then consult a physician for Vitamin d supplement. 4) Long Chain omega 3 fatty acids © Thinkstock As you know, omega 3 fatty acids are your essential fatty acids. There's another sub-category to it. Long chain omega-3 fatty acid includes eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). They (EPA&DHA) are not considered as essential as your body can produce them from ALA. Vegan food sources for ALA are flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts and hemp seeds. Now the problem is that studies show that at times, the conversion of ALA into EPA and DHA could be as low as 5% or sometimes even 0%. EPA and DHA are mostly found in fish oil. Therefore supplements like algae oil should be included in the diet and oils with omega 6 fatty acids should be avoided to maintain a healthy level of Omega 3 to Omega 6. To become a vegan or not is a personal choice. Your reason could be that you are an animal lover and want to satisfy your conscience. However, with a conscience, you also need to take care of your physical body and its needs. Include the above supplements to meet the gap in your vegan diet for a healthy body. Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube.
  5. A screengrab of a promotional video shared by ISPR The Pakistan Army has organised a cross-country motor rally from October 21 to commemorate the country's 70th year of independence. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army's media wing, the "Pakistan Motor Rally? will be held from October 21-31. The rally will involve more than 300 jeeps, 500 bikers and 150 vintage vehicles drawn from 23 motor clubs from across the country. Originating from Khunjrab, at the country's northern-most point, passing through Gilgit, Islamabad, South Waziristan, Quetta and Karachi, the rally will culminate at Gwadar after covering more than 3,000 kilometres. "The routes and areas selected for the rally are relatively less visible, developed with extraordinary efforts and serve as seeds of prosperity for Pakistan," the ISPR statement reads. The rally aims to promote adventure sports, showcase the tourism potential, cultural heritage and sports talent of Pakistan, network piecemeal and scant clubs dealing with the motorsports and encourage vintage preservation in Pakistan, according to the army.
  6. Your 20s are the shaping decade of your life. Right from the habits you develop, connections you make, actions you take and everything else you do in this decade will have a major impact on the rest of your life. Most of us know Arnold Schwarzenegger as the god of bodybuilding. But after reading his biography “Total Recall”, I realized he is more than just a bodybuilder. Here are top 3 things to be learned from the Austrian Oak. 1) Your Definition Of Life Should Satisfy No One But You! © YouTube From a family that was living hand to mouth, it would make sense for Arnold to become a police or army officer and live a stable life. But Arnold had other plans as he wanted to become the world's best bodybuilder and move to the U.S. After conquering the American dream and becoming a pioneer in bodybuilding, any sane person would stick to bodybuilding and continue the legacy. But this didn't make sense to Arnold. Instead, he did what he always dreamt of- he started his acting career. He was a total outsider and began from ground zero. Screw those who say “because you got a degree in this particular subject, you should stick to this field.” You have one life, set its definition and live accordingly. 2) Marks Don't Matter As Much As The Hands You Shake! © YouTube Arnold had connections with gym owners, bodybuilding contest promoters & judges, ballet dancers, actors, directors, Olympic weightlifters, footballers, photographers, politicians, and a host of other people from very different backgrounds. He wouldn't just spend leisure time with them but carefully observe what makes them the best in their field. For example, he learned 'how to sell just anything' from Joe Weider and many skills from different people. A bodybuilding judge he once met after a show became his future partner for organizing Mr. Universe, one of the most well-organized and fan supported contest of that time. Two photographers, George and Charles, that he met on a flight helped in breaking people into Hollywood and cast him in their documentary 'Pumping Iron'. A large chunk of time in your 20s should be spent interacting and developing connections with new people. You never know who can change your life. 3) Focus on building multiple sources of income © YouTube Life will give you 9999 problems to face and a lack of money shouldn't be one of them. When Arnold began his acting career, he was nothing more than a struggling actor who'd only get supporting roles. Had it been anyone else, they'd accept the offer for the sake of money but Arnold had the liberty to say 'no' because money wasn't a problem for him, he had a supplement business, investments in real estate, a construction business and modeling work for fitness magazines. If you embark on the journey of following your passion, initially you might earn nothing from it. But we all need money to survive. Therefore, focus on building multiple sources of income. In today's digital world, it is easier than ever. Even if you have a 9-5 job, you can spend some time freelancing on the weekends. Of course, it will demand some sacrifice but nothing comes without it. Arnold Schwarzenegger truly gave back the world more than what he got from it. He created the blueprint to take the fitness industry global and showed the world you can indeed achieve anything if you have the audacity to dream. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube,, Facebook and Instagram.
  7. LOS ANGELES: Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, the board announced on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business. In a statement, the board said it also ratified its Oct. 8 decision to fire Weinstein as chief executive of the movie and television company he co-founded with his brother. A source close to Weinstein confirmed that he had resigned from the board and had no further comment. Weinstein has denied having non-consensual *** with anyone. The Weinstein Co is now trying to chart a future without Weinstein, the aggressive dealmaker with a talent for managing Hollywood talent, money and egos. On Monday, it said it was in talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital. One of Hollywood?s most influential forces since launching in October 2005, The Weinstein Co has produced and distributed films including ?The King?s Speech? and ?Silver Linings Playbook.? Its TWC Television unit produces the long-running reality series ?Project Runway.? Harvey Weinstein is credited with conceiving the strategy that scored dozens of Oscar awards for the company?s films. Hollywood trade publication Variety reported earlier on Tuesday that Weinstein had resigned from the company?s board.
  8. [embed_video1 url= style=center] LAHORE: Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday held an important meeting with Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif after six months, sources said, where MNA Hamza Shehbaz was also in presence. The meeting came after Shehbaz's meeting with PML-N leaders, Chaudhry Nisar, Khawaja Asif and Saad Rafique, sources said. Maryam was called after the Punjab CM's meeting with senior party leaders, where she was apprised of all the circumstances. Sources said members of the Sharif family held discussion on running political affairs in the absence of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The Punjab CM advised the former first daughter that politics of confrontation would do no good and hence no statements should be issued against the institutions, they said. Sources also described Hamza's inclusion in the meeting as an effort to end the "cold war" between the two cousins. It is pertinent to mention here that MNA Hamza Shehbaz was to campaign for his party in the much-hyped NA-120 by-election. He, however, went abroad all of a sudden. Following Hamza's departure, Maryam took the charge and extensively campaigned for her mother, Kalsoom Nawaz, whom the party fielded as its candidate. Maryam's campaign proved to be a success, which saw Kulsoom elected as member of the National Assembly. The NA-120 seat fell vacant following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister by the Supreme Court on July 28. In the 2013 General Elections, Nawaz had won the seat by a substantial margin, defeating PTI?s Yasmin Rashid ? who contested for the seat in the by-polls too. Maryam says surprised to see media 'spinning' of meeting Later in her tweet, Maryam described the meeting as cordial saying those who wish to "drive a wedge" will always remain unsuccessful. She added that she was surprised to see the "spin" given to the meeting by media.
  9. Volunteers and Peshmerga forces carry their weapons north of Kirkuk, Iraq October 16, 2017. REUTERS BAGHDAD/KIRKUK: Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish referendum on independence with a bold lightning strike that transforms the balance of power in the country. A convoy of armored vehicles from Iraq?s elite US-trained Counter-Terrorism Force seized Kirkuk?s provincial government headquarters on Monday afternoon, less than a day after the operation began, a Reuters reporter in Kirkuk said. Neither side gave a casualty toll for the operation. But an aid group working in Kirkuk said several Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi soldiers had been killed in an overnight clash south of the city - the only serious fighting reported. As Iraqi forces advanced, Kurdish operators briefly shut some 350,000 barrels per day of oil output at two large Kirkuk fields, citing security concerns, oil ministry sources on both sides said. But production resumed shortly thereafter following an Iraqi threat to seize fields under Kurdish management if they did not do so, according to the sources. It was not immediately clear whether or when the Iraqi government would seek to retake control of all Kirkuk oilfields, a vital source of revenue for the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The short suspension in production helped push up world oil prices as the shutdown represented more than half of total Kurdish output.[O/R] A dozen Iraqi armored vehicles arrived at the provincial government headquarters in Kirkuk and took up positions nearby, alongside local police. They pulled down the Kurdish flag and left the Iraqi flag flying. Thousands of Kurds free Thousands of Kurdish civilians fled the city of 1 million people for fear of reprisals. A Kurdish father of four who was driving out of Kirkuk towards the Kurdish regional capital Erbil to the north said: ?We no longer feel safe. We hope to return to our home but right now we feel it?s dangerous for us to stay.? Crowds of ethnic Turkmen who opposed Kurdish control of the city were celebrating. Some drove in convoys with Iraqi flags and fired shots in the air. ?This day should become a holiday, we?re so happy to have gotten rid of Barzani?s party,? said a man celebrating on a motorbike, waving the blue-and-white flag of Iraq?s Turkmen, referring to the Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani. U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House that Washington would not take sides in the matter but ?we don?t like the fact that they?re clashing. ?We?ve had for many years a very good relationship with the Kurds as you know and we?ve also been on the side of Iraq, even though we should have never been there in the first place.? US officials called for calm on both sides, seeking to avert an all-out conflict between Baghdad and the Kurds that would open an entirely new front in Iraq?s 14-year-old civil war and potentially draw in regional powers such as Turkey and Iran. The Baghdad central government considers the Sept. 25 Kurdish independence referendum illegal, especially as it was held not just in the autonomous KRG region but in Kirkuk and other adjacent areas that Peshmerga forces occupied after driving out Daesh militants in 2014. The Peshmerga moved in after Iraqi government forces collapsed in the face of a rapid onslaught by Daesh, preventing the militants from seizing the oilfields. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi ordered that the national flag be hoisted over Kirkuk and other disputed areas. Baghdad described its army?s advance as largely unopposed, and urged the Peshmerga to cooperate in keeping the peace. The Peshmerga said Baghdad would be made to pay ?a heavy price? for triggering ?war on the Kurdistan people?. Decisive step against Kurdish secession The overnight advance was the most decisive step Baghdad has taken yet to block the independence bid of the Kurds, who have governed an autonomous tract of northern Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 and voted three weeks ago to secede. Kirkuk, one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse cities in Iraq, is located just outside the autonomous Kurdish zone. Kurds consider it the heart of their homeland; they say it was cleansed of Kurds and settled with Arabs under Saddam to secure control of the oil that was the source of Iraq?s wealth. Washington, which arms and trains both Iraqi federal forces and the Peshmerga to fight Daesh militants, urged ?all parties to immediately cease military action and restore calm?, according to a US Embassy statement. ?ISIS (Islamic State) remains the true enemy of Iraq, and we urge all parties to remain focused on finishing the liberation of their country from this menace.? US Defense Department spokesman Colonel Robert Manning declined to speculate on whether Washington might cut off military aid and training to Iraqi forces in the event of a major conflict. ?I?m not going to speculate on that but I will tell you that we?re looking at all options for planning considerations ... We encourage dialogue,? he said. State TV said Iraqi forces had also entered Tuz Khurmato, a flashpoint town where there had been clashes between Kurds and mainly Shi?ite Muslims of Turkmen ethnicity. The ?government of Abadi bears the main responsibility for triggering war on the Kurdistan people, and will be made to pay a heavy price?, the Peshmerga command said in a statement, cited by Kurdish leader Barzani?s assistant Hemin Hawrami. Secession opposed by neighbors The Kurdish secession bid was strongly opposed by neighbors Iran and Turkey. Washington, allied with the Kurds for decades, pleaded vainly for them to halt a vote that could break up Iraq. There were signs of internal strife among the Kurds, who have been divided for decades into two main factions, the KDP of regional government leader Barzani and the PUK of his longtime rival Jalal Talabani, who served as Iraq?s ceremonial president in Baghdad from 2003-2014 and died two weeks ago. Both Kurdish parties control their own Peshmerga units. While Barzani?s KDP strongly supported the independence referendum, some PUK figures were more circumspect. Monday?s Peshmerga statement accused a group within the PUK of ?treason? for allegedly assisting Baghdad?s advance. ?We regret that some PUK officials helped in this plot,? it said. Talabani?s widow, Hero, said the Iraqi operation was carried out with international consent and the PUK was not able to prevent it through talks. ?This heroic city was facing an international plan,? she said in a statement. ?The past few days have been spent in meetings with American representatives, representatives of the Iraqi government and ... of various other countries in order to prevent today?s attack. ?It is with great regret that we were not successful on this occasion.? Although Iraqi officials portrayed the Kurds as retreating without a fight, Kurdish officials said Peshmerga had clashed with the ?Popular Mobilisation? - Shi?ite Muslim forces trained and armed by Iran that operate alongside regular Iraqi troops. Turkey, which had developed a good working relationship with the Iraqi Kurds and let the landlocked region export oil through its pipes, has swung behind Baghdad, furious at a secession move that might ignite similar demands from its own Kurds. Turkey said on Monday it would close its air space to KRG territory and work to hand control of the main border crossing into the region to the Iraqi central government.
  10. The President of America needs no introduction, as the world is privy to his, well, charms, but how many of you know that he's quite the automobile enthusiast with cars like the Cadillac Escalade and Ferrari F430 entering and leaving his garage like nobody's business. Here's a list of 11 of Donald Trump's meanest machines that will definitely blow your mind! 1. 1956 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud © N4BB What can we say? Trump's got taste and it's quite evident from his possession of this wine red luxury chariot. It's also evident that the now 70-year-old got the Rolls Royce quite early on. We don't just love his white pumps, we also love how the sturdy bumper is carrying the weight of them legs. 2. 1988 Cadillac Trump Golden Series Limousine © Yahoo It's got Trump in its name so you know that it's connected to him in a deeper way. According to a report, Cadillac and Trump designed this limo together back in '88 when the ambitious business tycoon suggested "big head room" and "all the assets anyone could want" in a car. We must admit, the vehicle is majestic! 3. 1993 Cadillac Allante © Probably the most stylish vintage vehicle Trump has in his collection. Imagine the president driving around in it with the top down, air coursing through his lush blonde hair, what a magnificent sight! Golden, much like the Prez himself. 4. 1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster © Cosas de Coches Oh yes, Trump is a lover of fast cars as much as he loves elegance, and this Diablo is proof of that. The Diablo carries a 5.7 litre V12 engine that can pump out 529hp and hit 323 kmph. 5. 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren © WheelsEncyclopedia So, we've already established that this president is not only obsessed with speed, but also with design. Not only can the SLR McLaren go from 0-100kmph in 3.8 seconds using 627hp in a 5.5 litre V8 engine, its appeal was enhanced manifold by its definitive curves. 6. 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe © Exotic Car Source No hyper horse like the Prancing Horse, and Trump knew that well enough to get himself one, and a bright red F430 is just the fix for a flight-yearning heart. Reports say he didn't drive too much with the beast that carries a 4.3 litre V8 engine pushing out 483hp at a top speed of 315 kmph and, in fact, had the car auctioned off this year. 7. 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom © Automotive-Art This is one vehicle that Trump has been seen driving around, and why not? The cabin might be built for luxury, but the driving experience is phenomenal in itself, especially when you know you can make it jump from 0-100kmph in about 6 seconds. 8. 2015 Mercedes-Maybach S600 © africametro An armoured vehicle, much like his current ride "The Beast", the S600 served up safety with style. The vehicle is resistant to ballistics and bullets and can sprint from 0-100kmph in 4.6 seconds. 9. 2016 Cadillac Escalade © The Austin Times The only SUV in his known collection, but also the only SUV worth owning, the Escalade is, without a doubt, a magnificent beast. 10. Cadillac One: The Beast © The Sun We've accepted now that Trump and Cadillacs go together and this isn't an ordinary wagon, it's an armoured limousine that has been souped up, keeping Trump's safety in mind. The vehicle is bulletproof and certified against ballistic impact. 11. Tesla Roadster © Auto Trader Gasoline guzzlers and EV's in the same house? Trump is clearly a man of surprises, and this Tesla Roadster (model year unknown) is proof of that. He can roll with responsibility and style, which is kinda nice, right?
  11. [embed_video1 url= style=center] KARACHI: The mystery of Karachi knife attacks remains unresolved with legal complications restricting transfer of the suspect to the megapolis from Gujranwala, who believed to be involved in a series of incidents that sparked fear in Karachi. At least 15 women were injured in attacks by a knife-wielding man n Karachi between September 25 to October 5. Later, there had been no clue as to where did the suspect go. With seven different cases registered, police in Karachi began connecting the dots, leading to a suspect, Wasim, involved in similar incidents in Sahiwal, Punjab, who got out on bail a month and a half ago. Police claims to nab mastermind of Karachi knife attacks 'Waseem was arrested in a joint operation with the Punjab police,' DIG East Sultan Khowaja said However, it has become difficult for the Karachi Police to bring suspect, arrested from Gujranwala, to Karachi for not following the protocols. Sources said the Karachi Police managed to get the suspect nabbed by CIA Punjab, without bringing the matter in the notice of Punjab Home Department. The Karachi Police is unable to bring the suspect to the megapolis for they have not yet submitted a formal request to the Punjab Home Department seeking his transit remand. Moving the suspect from Punjab to Karachi remains out of question without a transit remand. On the other hand, Wasim denies involvement in Karachi knife attacks and claims that he has never been to the megapolis in his life. The attacker, who has succeeded in evading arrest so far, has posed a challenge to the authorities and caused a scare among the public after repeated attacks by a sharp object. 'Suspect a thin man, aged 20-29' Karachi police released pictures ? screengrabs from the CCTV footage ? of the suspect earlier this month wherein the assailant can be seen riding a motorcycle moments before attacking one of the victims. "The suspect appears to be a thin man, aged 20-29," DIG East Sultan Khawaja said, adding that "he appears to be 5 feet, 7-9 inches tall" and usually rides a red motorcycle.
  12. A general view shows the scene of an explosion in KM4 street in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia, October 14, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar MOGADISHU: More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia?s deadliest attack in a decade. geo_embedgallery The death toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts - for which no organization had claimed responsibility by Monday morning - struck at two busy junctions in the heart of the city. ?We have confirmed 300 people died in the blast. The death toll will still be higher because some people are still missing,? Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of the city?s ambulance service, told Reuters on Monday. Aden Nur, a doctor at the city?s Madina hospital, said they had recorded 258 deaths while Ahmed Ali, a nurse at the nearby Osman Fiqi hospital, told Reuters five bodies had been sent there. Nur said 160 of the bodies could not be recognized. ?(They)were buried by the government yesterday. The others were buried by their relatives. Over a hundred injured were also brought here,? he told Reuters at the hospital. Some of the injured were being evacuated by air to Turkey for treatment, officials said. Locals visiting their injured relatives or collecting their bodies filled every available space in Madina hospital. Somali government forces secure the scene of an explosion in KM4 street in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar ?My last time to speak with my brother was some minutes before the blast occurred. By then he told me, he was on the way to meet and was passing at K5,? Halima Nur, a local mother, told Reuters, referring to one of the junctions that was struck. ?I am afraid he was among the unrecognized charred bodies that were buried yesterday. I have no hope of getting him alive or dead. But I cannot go home.? Deadliest since insurgency began Saturday bomb attacks were the deadliest since militant group al Shabaab began an insurgency in 2007. Neither it nor any other group had claimed responsibility, but al Shabaab, which is allied to al Qaeda, stages regular attacks in the capital and other parts of the country. The group is waging an insurgency against Somalia?s UN-backed government and its African Union allies. The militants were driven out of Mogadishu in 2011 and have been steadily losing territory since then to the combined forces of AU peacekeepers and Somali security forces. But Al Shabaab retains the capacity to mount large, complex bomb attacks. Over the past three years, the number of civilians killed by insurgent bombings has steadily climbed as al Shabaab increases the size of its bombs. Some of those seriously injured in Saturday?s bombing were moved by ambulance to the airport on Monday morning to be flown to Turkey for further treatment, Nur added. Workers unloaded boxes of medicine and other medical supplies from a Turkish military plane parked on the tarmac, while Turkish medical teams attended to the cases of injuries moved from the hospital for evacuation.
  13. The silver screen adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 supernatual horror book, 'It' has been giving us sleepless nights. Too scared of walking past uncovered drains in the rain, we still can't shake the image of the smiling clown from our heads. Clowns are wicked. If that's wasn't enough, a scene that was too disturbing to be included in the film has been revealed. © New Line Cinema Actor Bill Skarsgård, who plays Pennywise frighteningly well, revealed on the Playback podcast by Variety that a flashback scene was excluded from the film's final cut because it was too disturbing even for his genre. He said, “There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise. The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I'm not the clown. I look more like myself. It's very disturbing, and sort of a back story for what It is, or where Pennywise came from.” © New Line Cinema Now we don't know what exactly the scene was, there are speculations that it might be included in the next chapter of the movie. Meanwhile, someone on Reddit has revealed another scene that was too horrifying to be included in the movie. One look at the leaked script and you'd know why it wasn't included. © New Line Cinema The scene involves Pennywise and Abigail, whose child the clown has chosen. As per the Redditor, the leaked script goes like: “She's shaking, doesn't want to let go. Behind her, the Door OPENS. A Little Boy, 6, asks — BOY: Mama? ABIGAIL: NO! OUT! NOW! Frightened by his mother, the Boy runs. Abigail turns back to Pennywise. Wherever he may be now in the room. The light somehow seems to spin faster now. She kisses her baby and sets it down. It BAWLS. ABIGAIL: I'm sorry, I'm so sorry… “She turns away from the baby. Faces those dying embers. We keep on her face as they seem to begin GLOWING BRIGHTER AS — OVER HER SHOULDER — OUT OF FOCUS — Pennywise crawls over to the Baby and starts to feast. SHARP CRY FROM THE BABY CUT OFF as we hear a CRUNCH. Abigail continues to look into the BRIGHT ORANGE GLOW of not the flickering fire… but the DEADLIGHTS. Her expression changing. Fear. Denial. Grief. Acceptance. And then nothing. Just a glazed look.” Going by the script, it is anybody's guess how graphic and disturbing the scene would be like. No wonder it wasn't included in the film.
  14. DUBAI: World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. signed its first female performer from the Arab world on Sunday, smashing cultural taboos as the US-based pageant seeks to piledrive its way into lucrative foreign markets. Shadia Bseiso, a Jordanian versed in jiu-jitsu, dreams of encouraging more Arab women to take up sports - and of one day maybe even crashing a metal chair over WWE mega-star John Cena. ?Female athletes are finally getting the credit they deserve. The world is more open to that, and in terms of how the region will react to it, I?m hoping its going to be very positive,? said Bseiso. While women exercising in public is rare in the Arab world and the local entertainment industry often relegates them to docile roles, big companies such as Nike have stepped up advertising geared towards female athletes. Still, the high octane physicality and outrageous storylines of professional wrestling remain a novelty in the region. Speaking to Reuters in the WWE?s Dubai office, Bseiso said she made sure to tell her parents about her colourful career choice in person. After announcing she would join the ranks of the WWE, they paused in disbelief for a moment, she said, worried for her safety in the often bruising shows. They support her fully, she added, as she now heads to the company?s Orlando, Florida, training centre for gruelling in-ring training and what WWE calls ?character development? - transformation into one of their trademark big personalities. She has a Jordan-themed persona in mind, she says, declining to elaborate. For decades a quintessential if curious emblem of Americana, professional wrestling has now won die-hard fans in the Arab world and beyond, and features widely in apparel and toys. WWE?s reach deeper into new demographics makes plenty of business sense for the $1.5 billion Connecticut company, which has also recently signed several Indian and Chinese athletes in the hope of snaring millions of potential new devotees. ?Recruiting Shadia to join our developmental system underscores WWE?s ongoing commitment to building a talent roster as diverse as our fan base,? said Paul ?Triple H? Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President and himself a popular wrestler. Bseiso insists the quirky genre has room to expand if only fans could find a hero from home. ?As it is, the WWE?s incredibly popular in the Middle East, but I think having athletes from the region who grew up here - it will change things. You finally have someone to root for.?
  15. [embed_video1 url= style=center] ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Nawaz Sharif Sunday said belief in Khatam-e-Nabuwwat (finality of Prophethood) is a part of the country's constitution and the matter should be kept clean from "political filth." In a statement issued to media, the PML-N head said the negative views expressed on the matter have nothing to do with his party's ideology and policies. "The minorities have got complete safety of their lives and belongings, as well as their basic rights. They have all these rights in accordance with the constitution and Islamic teachings," he said. "Any negative views on the matter are not linked to the PML-N's ideology and policies." Sharif said the people of Pakistan thrice chose him as the prime minister and each time he served them without any discrimination of language, colour and creed. "I made sure minorities' rights without discrimination on the basis of religion or faith." Noting that his party has the honour of being the party of the Father of the Nation, he said Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah assured all the segments of the society of their religious and social freedom in the country. "Ensuring this freedom is now a constitutional requirement and one cannot even imagine of deviating from it." The PML-N president, however, said having complete, unwavering belief in finality of Prophethood is a requisite to being a Muslim. "The belief in Khatam-e-Nabuwwat has become an unbreakable part of our constitution and the matter has been decided for ever. "The matter should be kept clean from political filth," Sharif said, adding that the mistake in Election Bill 2017 was immediately rectified, for which he is thankful to all parliamentary parties.
  16. Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title in more than two years at the Tianjin Open on Sunday. Photo: AFP Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title in more than two years at the Tianjin Open on Sunday, showing plenty of grit and determination as she came from behind in each set to beat Belarusian teenager Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6(8). The former world number one, who returned to the tour in April following a 15-month doping ban, started the stronger, breaking Sabalenka in her opening service game, but struggled on serve and soon found herself trailing 4-1 in the first set. The Russian managed to hold serve for the first time in the match at 4-2 and clung on grimly in the face of some hard hitting by her 19-year-old opponent before converting her fourth break point of the next game to get back on serve at 4-3. Her nerves settled, Sharapova began to hit her stride, breaking Sabalenka again to go 6-5 up before closing out the set. The Belarusian, playing her first WTA final, came back in the second set, opening up a 5-1 lead before serving to send the match into a decider, but Sharapova once again fought back to erase the deficit. The 30-year-old broke Sabalenka twice in succession and held her nerve when facing a set point on serve at 5-4 to level things up, and broke the Belarusian to give herself the chance to serve out the match at 6-5. But there was more drama to come. The Russian, who sent down seven aces during the contest, double-faulted when facing a break point to gift Sabalenka the game and send the set into a tiebreak. Sharapova, whose last title came at the Italian Open in May 2015, had three match points but Sabalenka survived them all before double-faulting with the score at 8-8 to hand Sharapova another opportunity. This time, the Russian made no mistake, firing down a powerful serve to seal the victory.
  17. A general view shows the scene of an explosion in KM4 street in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 14, 2017. REUTERS MOGADISHU: The death toll from twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia?s capital Mogadishu has jumped to 85, making it one of the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo declared three days of national mourning and called for donations of blood and funds to victims of Saturday?s attack. At least 100 others were wounded. Police said a truck bomb exploded outside a hotel in the K5 intersection that is lined with government offices, restaurants and kiosks, flattening several buildings and setting dozens of vehicles on fire. Two hours later, another blast struck the capital?s Medina district. ?The number of dead has risen to 85. We know some 100 who were injured,? Mohamed Hussein, a police official, told Reuters, giving combined figures of casualties. He said the toll was likely to rise. Police previously said 22 people had died. On Sunday, police and emergency workers searched the rubble of destroyed buildings. They also recovered dozens of corpses the night before, most of which were charred beyond recognition. Hundreds of people came to the junction in search of missing family members and police cordoned off the area for security reasons. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although the militant group al Shabaab, which is allied to al Qaeda, stages regular attacks in the capital and other parts of the country. The group is waging an insurgency against the UN-backed government and its African Union allies in a bid to topple the weak administration and impose its own strict interpretation of Islam. The militants controlled Mogadishu between 2007 and 2011 but withdrew as fighting raged. African Union peacekeepers also drove them out of most other territory they controlled.
  18. Is this the end of the road for Ashwin and Jadeja in the short format of the game? No matter what spin the team management gives for their omission from the Indian squad against New Zealand, it doesn't look good for the spin duo at the moment. After being 'rested' for the limited over series against Sri Lanka, the selectors have once again dropped Ashwin and Jadeja for the series against the Kiwis. We say 'dropped' because this time, there's no other logical explanation for picking Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Axar Patel who have stepped in. But Twitter, as always, knows how to deal with this rather disappointing news. Nicely put by a Jadeja fan. Dear BCCI, Enough Is Enough. Sir Ravindra Jadeja & Ashwin Need Some Rest From Rest. ð¡ðð¡#INDvNZ #INDvsNZ — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) October 14, 2017 Need to add 'sacked' to this list too. Rested, Dropped, Ignored - Different news stories on Ashwin and Jadeja — Rathnavel Ponnuswami (@reavan) October 14, 2017 Not beginning of the end, this looks like the end! Jadeja and Ashwin rested yet again for the NZ ODI series.. Is it just rest or the beginning of the end of their ODI career???#INDvNZ — CricfreakZ (@cricfreakz) October 14, 2017 Maybe THIS is what the selectors actually want. Still long way to go, but at this rate it will be Chahal and Kuldeep, and one among Ashwin/Jadeja/Axar on the flight to England in 2019. — Subramanian Sankaran (@SubramanianSan) October 7, 2017 With omissions of players with such distinction, it is apparent that rumours are flying thick and fast. However, many pundits reckon that this team selection is correct because squads like Australia and New Zealand are particularly vulnerable against wrist spin and Kuldeep and Chahal have been included to facilitate that request from the team management. And while many will say that “it's not true”, this tweet aptly explains the current situation Ashwin & Jadeja are being "rested" for God knows what & we're expected to believe it.ð Just say it. It's the RCB reign now. CSK reign ends. — Book Dragon (@FedfanTejal) October 15, 2017 Other important players who were not picked for the squad include Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav. Whether they have been dropped or rested is not yet clear. In place of these two, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been identified as the main bowlers in the Indian squad. Shradul Thakur has also been given a place in the squad for his consistent performance for Indian A. While different permutations and combinations in the Indian squad can be attributed to finding the right balance before the 2019 World Cup, the management needs to identify a core group of players to chalk out any future course of action. And with so much experience, Ashwin and Jadeja should figure in those plans for the Indian team. Here's a look at the final Indian squad for the series against New Zealand. India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur.
  19. KARACHI: Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari prevented the Sindh government from availing the proposed raise in the salaries of lawmakers. The former president took notice of the increase of 300 percent in the salaries of the MPAs and provincial ministers. Zardari directed Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah that under the ongoing financial condition, the raises would be an extra burden on the national treasury. Provincial minister Nasir Hussain Shah said that the decision to increase the salaries will be reviewed now, following the notice taken by the PPP co-chairman. On October 15, Murad Ali Shah had approved a summary to increase salaries and privileges of provincial lawmakers, including the CM Sindh. According to the bill, there was an increase of around 150 percent in the salaries of cabinet members, advisers and special assistants. The salaries of the CM, speaker and deputy speaker were to be raised by a hefty 300 percent.
  20. RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Saturday said the armed forces pose no threat to democracy in Pakistan. "There is no threat to democracy from the Pakistan Army, but there could be a threat to democracy if its requirements are not being met," he said. "I want to add that there needs to be stability. The government needs to continue and an established democratic system needs to continue," said the military spokesman. "I have to say this because there are a lot of rumours about martial law and the installation of a technocratic government." "We will play our part as and when required but whatever we do will be done by staying in our defined legal and constitutional limits," Major General Asif Ghafoor said while addressing a press conference. Referring to an earlier statement about the country?s economy that garnered harsh criticism from Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Ghafoor said that he felt disappointed by the minister?s reaction. ?I was disappointed, both as a soldier and citizen, at what was referred to as an irresponsible statement by me,? he said. ?The country?s security and economy are closely interlinked and directly related." He added that the recently held seminar on the interplay of security and economy included all relevant stakeholders.? He insisted that all of the stakeholders, including the business community, have to come together to jointly tackle the current challenges to Pakistan?s economy. ?The security situation plays a key role in the country?s economy and all stakeholders must jointly work to improve the country?s situation,? Ghafoor said. ?I have never said in any of my press conferences that only the armed forces have worked hard against the current challenges; I have always said that all institutions have made great efforts to move towards a better future.? He added that all stakeholders will continue to make joint efforts to counter all challenges, adding that he stands by his earlier statement as that was the army?s stance and not his ?personal view.? Maj Gen Ghafoor, elaborating on the recently held seminar on Pakistan's economy in which the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa delivered a keynote address, said that Gen Bajwa had also asked the attendees of the conference to pay taxes and play their role in strengthening Pakistan's economy. "Last year, the taxes recovered were only 39pc, and from the private sector the recovery was only 40pc. It is too meagre. That is all I said, that the tax base needs to be increased and I stand by it." The army spokesman added that if Pakistan's economy follows the model of a borrowed economy than vital decisions, including decisions on security, can be compromised. "If the economy is stable than out decision making will be stronger too." No more room to 'do more' Discussing the regional security situation, the Army spokesman said that there is no more room to 'do more' in the fight against terrorism at the behest of other countries. Ghafoor said that the armed forces have done a lot in Pakistan and 'will do more for the motherland in collaboration with our institutions' but there is 'no more room to do more? for other countries. "Pakistan has done a lot to improve its security situation in the past 15 years, especially during the past eight years," he said. "Only trust-based relations with the international community can take us forward." "If we have to move towards enduring peace and stability, only cooperation can take us forward," said Ghafoor. Rescue of American-Canadian couple Talking of the recently conducted intelligence-based operation which resulted in the rescue and safe recovery of the Canadian-American couple, along with their children, Ghafoor said better intelligence sharing and cooperation can ensure better security. Describing the operation, DG ISPR said a call was received by the American ambassador at 4:10pm, informing us that the family was being transferred to Pakistan. On the information we received, we sent our troops and used surveillance means to detect the vehicles transporting the hostages. Elaborating further, Maj Gen Ghafoor said the army has a very heavy presence in the area "but obviously we dont cover every inch". "We traced the two cars and cordoned them and fired on their vehicle. Our first priority was that the captives are brought out safely and wanted to isolate the captives and the terrorists so that the captives remain safe." He added that the objective was to ensure the terrorists, a driver and three gunmen, don't fire on the hostages. "Personnel of the ISI and the Army came between the terrorists and the fleeing terrorists so they could shield the hostages from gunfire. There is an Afghan refugee camp nearby, and the terrorists fled to it." "We have been saying repeatedly that the Afghan refugees need to be sent back. It is difficult for us to distinguish who is a terrorist and who is a refugee in such situations." After detailing the rescue operation, the Army spokesman played a clip of Joshua Boyle, one of the rescued hostage, who praised the professional conduct of the men who saved him and his family and also thanked the Pakistani Army and government for ensuring his family's safety during the rescue operation. "It was incredibly professional and we thank the Pakistanis who rescued us," said Boyle in the video clip. "It was tremendously professional and they took every effort to safeguard us. The car was riddled with bullets, the ISI and Army came in between us and the terrorists. There are good Muslims and those who are not Muslims. These guys [terrorists] are guided by external agendas," added the rescued Canadian. "In the five years that we were held captive, we saw no presence of Afghan soldiers and there are areas in the country where there is no [Afghan] government presence." "Pakistanis are doing everything to help the problem. Western media will look at Pakistan a bit different now, the country is on the frontline of the war against terrorism," further said Boyle. The Army spokesman, referring to the statement issued by President Donald Trump after the rescue, said that: "You have seen the results, and you also saw Trump's statement. We feel happy that there is a level of trust and confidence that the US leadership has shown in Pakistan and Pakistan's security forces." "We take it as a good start, and if a trust-based relationship continues, there will be positive results." Referring to a question, Ghafoor said the Afghan war could not be won without Pakistan. "We need to cooperate in ways that are mutually beneficial. Engagement builds trust. You can have apprehensions, which could be debated about but security cooperation is ongoing and will continue." Joint operations In response to a question regarding Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif's statement about joint operations between US and Pakistani forces against the Haqqani network, the DG ISPR said there is no concept of a joint operation on Pakistani soil. "In military terminology, a joint operation means forces of both countries conduct an operation. There is no question of it. Full stop," said Ghafoor. "There has never been and never will be any joint operation on Pakistani soil." Civilian supremacy The army spokesman said during the press conference that all decions made in the country are taken by the country's civilian leadership. ?The state institutions work in collaboration with one another but decisions are taken by the elected civilian government," stated the spokesman. He further added that all decisions, whether it's concerning Rangers operations in Karachi or Punjab to the appointment of heads of armed forces, are sanctioned and approved by the civilian government.
  21. One of the tigers rescued from the destroyed Magic World amusement park near Aleppo/AFP THE HAGUE: Two tigers rescued from an abandoned zoo in the war-torn Syrian town of Aleppo are to be given a new home in a Dutch sanctuary, the animal refuge said Friday. Brother and sister, Sultan and Sayeeda, will arrive Monday in The Netherlands after they were among 13 animals evacuated earlier this year from the "Magic World" zoo and amusement park in the ravaged Syrian city. The Four Paws charity, which goes to the aid of animals in distress around the world, brought the tigers out of Syria and into Turkey at the end of July along with five lions, two bears, two hyenas and two dogs. After a short stay in Turkey to be cared for and treated for neglect, the animals were taken to Jordan in mid-August. While most of the 13 beasts are staying there, Sultan and Sayeeda, who were badly emaciated and de-hydrated, are to be cared for at the Felida refuge in northern Nijeberkoop. The felines, which will be housed in the sanctuary's quietest areas, will receive special medical treatment to help them get over the trauma of the war and develop a more natural behaviour. They "were living in a war zone. They were thirsty and hungry. They could hear lots of noise from the bombings" and suffered a lot of stress as a result, said Simone Schuls, the director of the refuge. "It's a great second chance for these animals," she said, adding the pair may eventually be rehoused elsewhere depending on their recovery. In April in a tough mission in Iraq, Four Paws also rescued a lion and a bear, the last survivors of the ravaged zoo in Mosul.
  22. The trailer for the much awaited 'Tumhari Sulu' is out and the film looks like it's going to be a ton of fun. From Vidya's vivacious style to her sultry voice, she totally steals the show with a spot on performance that keeps your eyes glued to the screen and a smile that never leaves your face. (c) T-Series The clip shows Vidya in a totally new avatar as the titular 'Saree Wali Bhaabhi' Sulu, who has her own dreams and wants to be more than just a housewife. (c) T-series It is exactly that dream that helps us relate to her character in the film. She is a regular caller at a local radio station and has won a ton of prizes. But one day she spots a chance to be an RJ herself and Neha Dhupia, the radio producer, gives her a shot and sets her off on her journey of self -discovery. (c) T-series And, that's not all; we also get a reprised version of a hit song, 'Hawa Hawai' from Mr. India that is still as peppy and catchy as we first heard it. Manav Kaul plays Vidya's husband and the filmmakers have also roped in RJ Maliksha in a pivotal role in the film. (c) T-series This will be Vidya's second release this year after 'Begum Jaan'. The film didn't fare particularly well with both critics and fans and it will be interesting to see if 'Tumhari Sulu' is a hit or a miss at the box office. Directed by Suresh Triveni, the film is set to hit theatres on November 17th. Check out the trailer below:
  23. In the world of Tinder, you literally have a fraction of a second to make the other person check out your profile, so obviously you have to get really creative. We've seen so many profiles that have stood out – everything from this guy making a CV for his Tinder to this girl who lost her arm, but won everyone's heart. Now, here we have Jesse who is setting the Tiner bar really high for everyone. People usually just swipe left without really checking out the whole profile, so he has come up with the perfect way to make everyone curious. This is the first picture on his profile. © Youtube What would you do if you came across this on Tinder? Tap, obviously. © Youtube Well, as promised, one layer is gone. © Youtube Things are getting steamy now. © Youtube A little too much? © Youtube Wait, what? © Youtube Oh no, he's gone. Our condolences. He even has a proper obituary. © Youtube But, honestly, this is one of the smartest Tinder profiles out there. If this doesn't make people swipe right, then I don't know what will.
  24. WASHINGTON: Facebook on Friday announced a new feature to make it easier for users to order meals from nearby restaurants and service providers without leaving the social network. A new "order food" feature rolled out for US users lets Facebook users order delivery or takeout from restaurant chains such as Papa John's and Panera, and on-demand services including and DoorDash. "People already go to Facebook to figure out what to eat by reading about nearby restaurants, and seeing what their friends say about them. So, we're making it even easier," read a blog post by Facebook vice president Alex Himel. "From local spots to national chains, Facebook connects you with old favorites and new discoveries in just a few taps. You can even check out what your friends have to say about a restaurant before you order your food." Facebook has been testing this feature since last year and is rolling out the service to users in the United States on its desktop, iOS and Android applications, with new partners. The move expands Facebook's ability to keep users on its platform, with services such as money-transfer, business services and ride-hailing available from its main application or messaging services. The world's largest social network has more than two billion active users.
  25. [embed_video1 url= style=center] WASHINGTON: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday that Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) should refrain from passing comments on the country's economy. In a statement issued on Friday, the interior minister also said that irresponsible remarks can affect the international standing of Pakistan. ?Pakistan?s economy is much more stable now than in 2013," said Iqbal. Iqbal further said that there has been an increased pressure on imports due to the investment in energy projects, but added that the pressure is bearable. The interior minister further elaborated that there has been a two-fold increase in the collection of taxes, adding that the biggest development budget in the country's history is being implemented. Referring to the ongoing security operations being conducted in the country, the interior minister said resources are being provided as needed. 'Unwarranted attack on ISPR is absurd' Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan referred to the interior minister's statement as an absurd attack on the ISPR, "as the dismal state of the economy is known to the world". Imran further said on social media that the combination of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and incumbent Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has crushed the nation under debt for generations to come. Referring to PML-N minister as courtiers, he said they could not fool the nation anymore. The PTI chief alleged that the statement from the interior minister is part of the Dawn Leaks agenda to malign the armed forces of Pakistan. Imran also alleged that the agenda is an effort to "appease hostile external powers". Awami Muslim League Chief Sheikh Rasheed also rejected Iqbal's statement and said that the rulers are confused. ?DG ISPR also shared the policy of Pakistan Army,? he said, adding that Iqbal is actually targeting the army chief with such statements. In a talk show on a private TV channel on Thursday, the DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor stressed that there is a need to sit together and discuss the country's economy. Pakistan?s macroeconomic uncertainties rising, says World Bank report The ongoing fiscal deficit is due to lack of foreign reserves, the World Bank report stated "The security of the country and its economy are deeply linked with each other." Major General Ghafoor said the economy is affected if the circumstances are not good. Commenting on the war against terrorism, the DG ISPR said several countries have given up their fight against terrorism. He added that the terrorists have become aware that they cannot enter into and hide in Pakistan. The World Bank, in the recently released report, 'South Asia Economic Focus Fall 2017', said macroeconomic uncertainties are increasing due to which the balance of payments is disrupted. The ongoing fiscal deficit is primarily due to lack of foreign reserves, added the report. Making the right fiscal policies can alleviate Pakistan?s economic woes, asserted the report. It suggested that an increase in exports can help improve the balance of payments. Higher exports, decrease in imports, and stable remittance flows can ensure stability vis-à-vis balance of payments, said the report. The report also mentioned that the problems pertaining to the financial framework can decrease the ratio of growth of the economy.