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  1. More than a year ago, during an encounter with terrorists in Bandipora, Jammu & Kashmir, CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) Commandant Chetan Kumar Cheetah was shot nine times in the gunbattle that ensued. He was the Commanding Officer (CO) of CRPF's 45th battalion in Kashmir Valley at the time. Cheetah was in a coma for almost 1.5 months after suffering major injuries in his brain, right eye, abdomen, both arms, and left hand. If Cheetah's survival after receiving nine bullet injuries wasn't miraculous enough, he proved that his love for his country is stronger than any other force in the world. With this spirit, Cheetah has now sprung back into action and has joined active duty. © BCCL After his intense battle with terrorists, Cheetah was awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry medal on Independence Day, last year. He was also applauded by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat for his bravery. According to a report in The Times Of India, Cheetah has joined the CRPF's directorate at CGO Complex and is waiting for a posting. And reportedly, officials have said that he will be given office related work for the time being, since he hasn't completely recovered to return to combat duties. © Facebook Cheetah's wife Uma Singh spoke to TOI and said, “There are small issues (related to his health) which will take some time. But he is very happy to join back and is even eager to go back to combat duties.”After getting discharged from hospital last year, Cheetah had said that he wishes to join the CoBRA battalion of CRPF, which fights with Naxals in left-wing affected areas. Although it will take Cheetah some time to recover, his bravery, love and strong willpower to serve his country and protect its citizens; deserves all the respect in the world. Cheetah is proof that not all heroes wear capes, some silently protect you from external threats by putting their lives on the line. Cheetah is truly an inspiration for all of us.
  2. geo_embedgallery DUBAI: Another aggressive batting display by Luke Ronchi made the 155 chase look easy for Islamabad United in the qualifier against Karachi Kings in Dubai on Sunday. What could be easily described as 'the best innings of the PSL', the Kiwi batsman scored 94 runs off 39 balls, including 12 fours and five sixes on the strike rate of 241.02. The Duminy-led team completed their chase in 12.3 overs. United secured the most convincing victory in the tournament's history in terms of balls (45 balls remaining); United's 103 off 8.1 overs was the fastest team 100 in PSL. Karachi, however, are not eliminated. They'll face the winners of the first Eliminator between Quetta and Peshawar. Ronchi was given assistance by the cameos of Sahibzada Farhan, Alex Hales and Samit Patel with their innings of 29, 14, 14 respectively. Resilient fifties by Colin Ingram and Joe Denly lifted Karachi to 154-4 after Eoin Morgan opted to bat first. But the unstoppable Ronchi blasted the fastest half-century in PSL history (from just 19 balls) to make a mockery of Karachi bowling. It appears that the lady luck was standing with the Kiwi opener as he was thrice dropped by the Kings' players while he was on 56, 57 and 63. 1st inning It was anything but an ideal start for Karachi; Mohammad Sami and Amad Butt gave Islamabad United early breakthroughs after Karachi came in to bat first at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Sami removed Khurram Manzoor (6) with a blinder of a catch off his own delivery, and Babar Azam (0) off the last ball of the same over, leaving Karachi at 17-2 after 4 overs. Youngster Amad Butt dismissed skipper Eoin Morgan for 21 off his very first ball, as Karachi stumbled to 46-3. But an unbeaten 68 off 39 balls by Ingram neutralised Islamabad's bowling, taking Karachi to a respectable total despite a wobbly start. He was helped by Denly, who was out hit wicket after a 46-ball 51. Mohammad Sami led the bowling attack with 2 wickets in return for 20 runs off his 4 overs. Faheem Ashraf and Amad Butt took one wicket each. Islamabad United were without captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who is out of cricket action due to a hairline fracture in his wrist. South Africa's JP Duminy led the side in Misbah's absence. Sahibzada Farhan is in for Misbah, Samit Patel for Steven Finn, Mohammad Sami for Zafar Gohar, and Luke Ronchi for Chadwick Walton. Karachi Kings were unchanged. Shahid Afridi played despite an injury scare earlier when he was reported to be suffering from knee pain and swelling.
  3. How is it possible for someone to ooze glamour and look so damn sexy all the freaking time? Lisa Haydon, in her hot platinum blonde hair and a ultra hot bikini, has cycled her way into our hearts ð´ð¼‍âï¸ A post shared by Lisa Haydon (@lisahaydon) on Mar 16, 2018 at 9:48am PDT I did wonder who this emoji was for ð±ð½‍âï¸ A post shared by Lisa Haydon (@lisahaydon) on Mar 16, 2018 at 9:43am PDT She is currently on a beach vacation, and while many of us probably increase our ab and leg days in the gym way before booking a beach vacation, this beautiful woman lady needs no excuses! A post shared by Lisa Haydon (@lisahaydon) on Mar 8, 2018 at 1:55am PST A post shared by Lisa Haydon (@lisahaydon) on Mar 6, 2018 at 10:49pm PST Can someone please give her the award for being the hottest woman who walked on the face of this Earth? Look at that body! And she is a new mom too! A post shared by Lisa Haydon (@lisahaydon) on Mar 1, 2018 at 8:14am PST A post shared by Lisa Haydon (@lisahaydon) on Mar 8, 2018 at 1:55am PST It must be a casual cycling routine for her but oh boy, little does she know that she ran a full 'Tour De France' across our hearts.
  4. Rescuers search through the rubble after a light plane crashed into a house just after taking off, killing 10 people. Photo: AFP Ten people were killed when a small plane crashed into a house just outside the Philippine capital on Saturday, police and aviation officials said. The twin-engine aircraft crashed shortly after taking off in Plaridel town, killing all five aboard as well as three children, a mother and a grandmother from the family in the house, said Superintendent Julio Lizardo. "We had to dig through the rubble to find the bodies," he said, explaining why the toll rose from an initial figure of seven dead. Officials declined to say what may have caused the crash of the Piper PA-23 Apache, operated by a local charter company.
  5. When we think of airplanes, we think of the long and tiring journey in a tiny cramped place with not enough space for our legs. Oh, and the evil, crying babies, obviously. But it is kind of comforting to know there are some people who think in a different way and see a plane and think, 'oh, this is where I wanna live'. © Atlas Obscura And, here we have Bruce Campbell who has been living in a plane for over 6 months. Okay, honestly that sounds pretty cool, it's like a life goal I never knew I had. He bought his unique house for $100,000 (almost â¹65 lakh) in 1999 and then spent almost two decades transforming it himself. And, he's finally done converting this abandoned Boeing 727 into the best living space, somewhere in the woods outside Portland, Oregon. © Atlas Obscura Along with the 1,066 square-feet of interior space, the place is completely equipped with water, electricity, and sewage. He has made sure to use every little space available and made the best out of it. So basically, a perfect home. It shouldn't sound surprising, but Bruce belongs to Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA). As the name suggests, the members transform planes that aren't in use anymore into homes and other creative hubs. I'm quite impressed. © Atlas Obscura This house is the result of two decades of hard work, combined with creativity that knows no bounds, and I can honestly say, it's pretty hard to top this living condition because come on, how often do you get to know about someone who lives in a freaking plane. © Atlas Obscura While talking to Atlas Obscura, he listed out a bunch of reasons why living on a plane actually makes so much sense. Let's look at some of the reasons he gave. - “They're incredibly strong, durable, and long-lived. And they easily withstand an earthquake or storm.” - “Their interior is easy to keep immaculately clean because they are sealed pressure canisters, so dust and insects can't intrude from the outside.” - “They're highly resistant to intruders. - “Their interiors are exceptionally modern and refined, and provide a wealth of unique amenities, superb lighting and climate control, and overwhelming storage space.” - “It's a great toy. Trick doors, trick floors. Hatches here, latches there. Cool interior lights. Awesome exterior lights, sleek gleaming appearance, titanium ducts.” © Atlas Obscura Okay, I'm convinced. BRB, need to go find old planes to buy.
  6. You may be accustomed to searching things on the internet and often you are caught off guard by the predictive search. Whether you're on Google or on any other platform, predictive search helps you reducing search times and can also result in things you are never meant to search. © BCCL Having said that, you can type two words in Facebook's search bar and you will be prompted with a few predictive options that you may click on by mistake. Remember, if you do type these words in the search bar while you're in office or school, you can get into trouble. When you type the phrase “video of” into the search bar, you will be greeted with some sexual or violent autocomplete suggestions. Of course, if you accidentally click on these search results, it won't exactly show you the content that matched the search suggestion. Here are a few examples: If you type just "video of" into you facebook search bar some very disturbing and horrible things come up..... what the heck @facebook ?! its seriously disgusting — Annelise Jr. (@annelisejr) March 16, 2018 Very normal predictions when you type "video of" in Facebook's search bar pic.twitter.com/6jm0j696O0 — Eric Morrow ð§ (@morroweric) March 16, 2018 Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh pic.twitter.com/tGuHvMLKzL — Mike Murphy (@mcwm) March 16, 2018 Facebook mostly shows results to find other Facebook users or what everyone is talking about. For example, if you type “Black Panther” or “Modi”, it will pop up what your friends or the pages you like are sharing on the platform. Today, Facebook is facing a similar conundrum as Google due to the auto prediction it implements in the search bar. Google has been spending years to clean up search results that are racist, sexist, anti-Semitic in nature. For example, if you typed in “Are Jews” into Google's search bar, it would automatically suggest the question, “Are Jews evil?” © BCCL Since then, Google allows users to report objectionable and offensive search results and now has a autocomplete policy in place that prevents objectionable suggestions to pop up. Will Facebook implement a similar policy? We will know in time. Source: Mashable
  7. Two women were arrested Thursday for breaking into an Islamic centre in Arizona and filming themselves making anti-Islamic remarks, police said. Tahnee Gonzales and Elizabeth Dauenhauer were arrested for third-degree burglary "after the investigation revealed they entered onto the property of the Tempe Islamic Center and subsequently removed various items," local police spokesperson Ron Elcock said in a statement. "Based on the details of the crime an enhancement of hate crime will be considered for sentencing," he said. The women posted several videos on Facebook showing them entering the centre, making insulting remarks about Muslims and encouraging their children to repeat them. Ahmad Al-Akoum, the center´s director of inter-faith relations and one of its imams, told AFP that the incident took place the morning of March 4, when no one else was present. A local journalist saw the videos and alerted the mosque, whose leaders then checked their surveillance footage and saw the women taking copies of the Holy Quran as well as leaflets, and tearing up documents affixed to a bulletin board. Mosque officials then contacted police. "They were teaching their children to be hateful, it was very disturbing," Al-Akoum said of the women. He said that his center and others around Phoenix have regularly been subjected to harassment "for a long time, almost since 2001," referring to the year of the September 11 attacks. But things have gotten worst since Donald Trump -- who made trying to keep travelers from certain Muslim-majority countries out of the US a central part of his agenda -- took office last year.
  8. Sri Lankan beauty, Jacqueline Fernandez has been honoured with the opportunity to step into Madhuri's shoes for the song. Photo: file Keeping up the trend of recreating old classics, Baaghi 2 makers have chosen to give Madhuri Dixit's iconic Ek Do Teen a new lease of life. The song pretty much announced the arrival of 'dhak dhak' girl, Madhuri Dixit, is all set to be recreated in Tiger Shroff's next. Sri Lankan beauty, Jacqueline Fernandez has been honoured with the opportunity to step into Madhuri's shoes for the song. The first look of the song shows Jacqueline striking the now-familiar pose of Madhuri looking for her beloved to arrive. Donning a similar dress as the original, Jacqueline is sitting, one hand over her forehead as the other arm is stretched away from her body. She is surrounded by a host of men standing with huge light bulbs. Photo: Baaghi 2 Donning a similar dress as the original, Jacqueline is sitting, one hand over her forehead as the other arm is stretched away from her body. She is surrounded by a host of men standing with huge light bulbs. The look has been designed by ace designer Manish Malhotra. Speaking about the song, Jacqueline Fernandez had shared that she can't wait for Madhuri to watch the song. "It is my tribute to her. Her performance in the original is unmatchable. Forget me, no one can ever come close to her," IANS quoted her saying. Speaking of casting Jacqueline, Ahmed Khan, the director of Baaghi 2 told IANS that she was the 'perfect choice'. Ek Do Teen, featuring Madhuri Dixit is the original soundtrack from 1998 film Tezaab. Ahmed Khan had originally assisted Saroj Khan on the song in 1998, while Ganesh Acharya featured as one of the background dancers. Baaghi 2, which stars Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani, is the second movie of the actioner franchise. The movie is set to release on March 30th, 2018.
  9. Lurking in the shadows of their more consistent and effective neighbours City, Manchester United did manage to prove their mettle and repaid the faith of their fans when they defeated Liverpool over the weekend. But, their happiness was sadly shortlived. If Marouane Fellaini's abhorrent 'Mickey Mouse' hairdo made them a victim of social media trolls, Man Utd further attracted immense criticism after their elimination from the UEFA Champions League at the hands of Sevilla - a team placed fifth in La Liga with a goal difference of minus six and the one that could only manage two wins in their six Champions League group games. Following a goalless draw in the first-leg in Seville, United found themselves staring down the barrel because of the away goal rule. The Red Devils knew that if Sevilla scored they would need two, something the EPL giants had not managed against the Spanish opposition since 2003 (home or away) in the European competition. Despite beginning the game with a good tempo, the inability of the home side to slow the contest down and retain possession was telling. As Sevilla settled pretty quickly in the first-half, United looked a bit lackadaisical passing out from the back. Such was Sevilla's pressing, that United was forced to look long each time they got the ball. Reuters The absence of injured Paul Pogba was evident as neither Nemanja Matic, nor Fellaini came close to controlling the contest. And, the fact that Mourinho's men could force just one save from the opposition goalkeeper pretty much summed up their sorry state of affairs in the first 45 minutes. At the half-time, fans must have been hoping for a Fergie-esque 'hair-dryer treatment' for United stars from Mourinho, whose piece of mind had inspired them to overcome Crystal Palace in the Premier League recently. While we don't know what the United manager told his players in the dressing room, but it clearly didn't change their performance in the second-half. A sloppy first-half was followed by more frustration for the hosts as Sevilla kept knocking on their door. Minutes into the second-half, Joaquin Correa came close to putting his side in front when he found some space in front of David De Gea. But, as he went on to shoot, Eric Bailly swooped and made a crucial tackle to clear the danger. Marcus Rashford, whose brace over the weekend shut Liverpool, was next to cede the ball cheaply and, just like that, United - who were marching forward in a bid to score - found themselves backtracking to avoid a potential threat from Sevilla's Luis Muriel who eventually rolled the ball wide of the left post. Reuters United's problem was as obvious as their inability to solve it: a lack of composure despite Mourinho having the interval to put this right. And, soon, the contest was bypassing United's midfield in the hope that Romelu Lukaku or Fellaini could make something happen from a hail Mary dropping on them from their box. After seeing enough of mediocracy, Mourinho sent on Pogba and withdrew Fellaini on the hour. But, while United did manage to improve on the possession, it was Sevilla who reaped the benefits at the other end. Raring to beat De Gea, the visitors finally found the back of the net in the 74th minute through their 'Super Sub' Wissam Ben Yedder who scored in just 87 seconds - fastest goal by a substitute in Champions League this season. With two goals becoming the need of the hour for United, Ben Yedder struck again in the 77th minute to put the hosts out of their misery. Feeding on Correa's cross, the 27-year-old, despite a weak header, once again got his name on the scoresheet in a span of just three minutes. Thanks to his second strike, Ben Yedder is now the second-highest goal-scorer behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League this season. Five of his eight UCL goals have come against English clubs this season. In fact, he was Sevilla's savior in the autumn, scoring three against Liverpool across their two drawn group ties. Reuters For United, opportunities kept coming but the hosts just couldn't grab them. Chris Smalling was presented with the perfect chance to cut the deficit in the 80th minute, when all he needed was just some contact to beat Sergio Rico on Rashford's free-kick. But, it seems that Smalling was probably distracted by Ashley Young's Instagram post trolling Mohamed Salah. The goal finally came for the home side through Lukaku in the 84th minute, but the fact that there wasn't even a roar from the emptying Old Trafford reflects how bad Mourinho's men had been that night. There was no fluency, no pace and, definitely, no ambition from the Red Devils. It's safe to say that the hosts were second-best in all the departments of the game. Theirs was a wretched performance, a calamity for United, and one of the worst nights in their long European history. After progressing from the Round of 16 in five successive seasons, United have now been eliminated at this stage in two of their last three Champions League campaigns. And, the fact that Sevilla attempted 21 shots in the game - the most by any team at Old Trafford since March 2013 - sums up their forgetful night. Reuters And, if their performance wasn't enough to rile up the fans, Mourinho's comments after the game highlighted that maybe it was time for the Red Devils to find a new manager, because the Portuguese were definitely not the 'Special One' that night. "It is not something new for the club. I don't think the performance was bad, I think the intention and the way we started was really good and positive," he said. Clearly, Mourinho was talking about some other team or probably another match because United fans and the hallowed Old Trafford doesn't deserve a performance like that. And, for a club of United's might that allowed Mourinho to spend 300 million pounds in his two seasons, failing to reach the Champions League last eight is just unacceptable. Mourinho's failure to guide his team into the quarter-finals is further compounded by how the maligned David Moyes did take United through to the last eight four years ago. And, this dismal defeat that had Old Trafford emptying before the final whistle means United can realistically now claim only the FA Cup - a consolation that might help Mourinho save his job, but cannot justify the team's growing incompetence.
  10. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa spent 240 million rupees on advertisements from December 1, 2018 to February 28, 2018. Photo: File1 ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) officials were not found guilty of misappropriating tax money on self-glorification, it surfaced on Tuesday. On February 28, the chief justice had taken a suo motu notice of the ongoing publicity campaigns by the provinces of Punjab, Sindh, and KP. Hearing the case on Monday (yesterday), the chief justice had inquired how many advertisements did the KP government print and broadcast with pictures of the KP chief minister and party chief Imran Khan. Imran welcomes SC probe into government advertisements CJP has taken notice of publishing of politicians' pictures on government advertisements Responding to the query, the information secretary of KP informed the court that he had been unable to find pictures of both Imran and Khattak in the advertisements published by the provincial government from December 1, 2017 till February 28, 2018. In response to a question on why the KP government had spent 240 million rupees on advertisements, the information secretary responded that the advertisements were for public awareness and feedback. Punjab govt in hot water over 'personal glorification' The additional advocate general of Punjab also submitted a report to the apex court. He responded in affirmative to the CJP's question about the pictures of political leaders placed in advertisements of the Punjab government. "Who will pay for the personal glorification of leaders?" Justice Nisar said, inquiring if a prior payment of 5.5 million rupees had been submitted. SC takes notice of Punjab CM's 'publicity campaign on taxpayers' expense' 'Why is the Punjab CM's picture being used on laptops purchased with the taxpayers' money' Party leaders must return the money for the advertisements with their photos in them, the CJP ordered, adding that the Supreme Court does not want the pictures of political leaders to be placed in government's advertisements. Justice Nisar then said that the case will be resolved within a day or two. During a previous hearing of the case, the CJP had expressed his annoyance at political parties utilising public money for their publicity campaigns.
  11. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan welcomed on Tuesday the Supreme Court's probe into the personal glorification of political leaders in government advertisements. In a tweet, the PTI chief said: "We welcome the CJ probe into adverts where SS was told to return the taxpayers' money he spent on personal publicity. Nowhere in the world is taxpayer money used so shamelessly for personal publicity as in Pakistan. No wonder people are reluctant to pay their taxes." On Feb 28, the chief justice had taken suo motu notice of the ongoing publicity campaigns by the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Hearing the case on Monday (yesterday), the chief justice inquired how many advertisements did the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government print and broadcast with pictures of the KP chief minister and party chief Imran Khan. SC takes notice of Punjab CM's 'publicity campaign on taxpayers' expense' 'Why is the Punjab CM's picture being used on laptops purchased with the taxpayers' money' The court also summoned the provincial government?s one year record of advertisements to ascertain if pictures of political leaders were published on government ads. Chief Justice Nisar remarked that the funds spent on these advertisements are the public?s money. Hearing a similar case of the printing of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif's pictures on laptops distributed under the provincial government's scheme on March 10, the chief justice Will not allow government advertisements with pictures of politicians: CJP Supreme Court summons KP government's one-year record of advertisements to check publicity of politicians ordered the Punjab chief secretary to submit a detailed report on the chief minister's use of taxpayers' money for self-publicity. "Why is the Punjab CM's picture being printed on laptops purchased with the taxpayers' money," commented the chief justice.
  12. Roger Federer continued to defy the ageing process as he needed just 58 minutes to overpower Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 6-1 at Indian Wells. Photo: AFP INDIAN WELLS: World number one Roger Federer stepped up his bid for a sixth Indian Wells Masters title with a 6-2, 6-1 demolition of Filip Krajinovic on Monday. The 36-year-old marvel continues to defy the ageing process as he needed just 58 minutes to overpower the Serb with a brilliant display of Swiss timing. "I was feeling like he was not loving my slice and I was also mixing in dropshots," said Federer who extended his perfect record this season to 14-0. "I really I was able to mix up my game nicely, make it difficult for him. "At the same time, have fun with my game, play a variation, but for the most part try to stay on the offensive." Federer blasted six aces had one double fault and won 89 percent of his first serve points, losing just three points on his serve the entire match. "I actually was explosive out there today and I felt good," he said. "So I?m very happy how things are turning out to be." After handing back an early break to allow Krajinovic to draw level at two-all, Federer moved into cruise control. At one point he won 17 straight points en route to taking a 6-2, 3-0 lead, winning 10 of the final 11 games in the match. Federer, who is the defending champion and trying to win a record sixth title in the California desert, was on the centre stadium for the third day in a row. His opening match on Saturday night against Federico Delbonis carried over into Sunday afternoon after heavy rains forced a postponement of several night matches. He said playing matches three days in a row doesn?t faze him. "You?ve got to be ready for it. It?s what tennis players do. We wait, we play, we wait again, we play again. "In Rotterdam I played five matches in a row," he said. "Back in the day, I used to play six matches in a row. "At the Masters 1000s, when the format was different, it was the best-of-five-set finals in the finals. Playing three matches in a row. I think I?m okay." Federer has already won two titles in 2018, claiming his 20th Grand Slam crown by winning the Australian Open in January. The other victory came in Rotterdam. In the next round he faces Jeremy Chardy who beat fellow Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 4-6, 6-1. In other men?s matches, American Taylor Fritz defeated Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7/1), Croatia?s Borna Coric breezed past Roberto Bautista 6-1, 6-3 and Pablo Carreno-Busta, of Spain, stopped Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-1, 7-5.
  13. Kanye West is a creative genius and a powerhouse of talents in his own right. From being a rapper, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, an entrepreneur…*phew* to being married to Kim Kardashian, one of the hottest women in the world; Kanye West should possibly consider changing his name to Kanye Best. Jealousy does not even begin to define what people feel for him. His unparalleled love for…himself is definitely something we all need to learn from. Honestly, the world would have been a better place, had we all loved ourselves and those around us, the way Kanye loves Kanye. Even Kim Kardashian stands second in front of all the love that Kanye has for Yeezy or Yeezus, a name that he apparently coined for himself. A quick context: Apparently, he thinks he is close to the level of God and his controversial album 'Yeezus' which sounds similar to Jesus only went on to prove the same. Is there anyone else who feels Rakhi Sawant and her 'Jeejus' too should get an honorary mention here? Having said that, we also need to mention Elon Musk, who is now inching closer to becoming the leader of West's 'Yeezus' disciples. You can also call him the future President of the Kanye West fanclub. Why? Because Kanye West 'obviously' inspires Musk. Reportedly, while speaking at South by South West (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas; Musk was asked, “Everyone in this room is inspired by you, who are you inspired by?” Musk was prompt to reply, “Well, Kanye West obviously.” Then he went on to add Fred Astaire's name in the list saying “you should see my dance moves.” .@ElonMusk says he's "obviously" inspired by Kanye West #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/MGRCGuyx1Q — TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) March 11, 2018 Was Musk not told that this event has no relation whatsoever with Kanye? Neither did the two have any 'West-ed' interest in each other, except for just sharing the same name 'West'. © Twitter But, it is not the first time that Musk has gone all out to praise Kanye. Reportedly in 2015, Musk left some impressive comments for Kanye in Time's list of 100 most influential people. The whole world is inspired by Musk and Musk is inspired by West, so if I apply whatever little knowledge of Mathematics I have left in me; does that mean the world is inspired by Kanye? Well, after this revelation, who knows Kanye might release an album for Musk, which will be sent to space to give company to Starman, the mannequin driver of Musk's electric sports car Tesla Roadster. This .gif of @elonmusk dancing is now my favorite one on the internet and I will be using it a nauseating amount. pic.twitter.com/9zixte3sOW — Justin Enriquez (@justinenriquez_) March 11, 2018 Anyway, did any of you manage to spot Elon Musk in Kanye's highly infamous music video 'Famous'? Still didn't find him? Well, we neither, because Musk was not in it. We just wanted you to listen to this song because we were in a mood for it! Now, you can go back to whatever boring stuff y'all were doing.
  14. Addressing a press conference here, Asma?s brother and father said that the accused enjoys support from some influential people, including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Kohat district president Aftab Alam, who is the uncle of prime accuse Mujahidullah Afridi KOHAT: The family of Asma Rani, a medical student who was killed for rejecting a marriage proposal, said they are being pressured to enter into an agreement regarding the murder case. Addressing a press conference here, Asma?s brother and father said that the accused enjoy support from some influential people, including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Kohat district president Aftab Alam, who is the uncle of prime accused Mujahidullah Afridi. Asma's brother also requested the Supreme Court to transfer the case to Peshawar, Bannu or Dera Ismail Khan saying the family is facing threats from those backing the suspects. Rani, a third-year MBBS student at Abbottabad medical college, was in her hometown of Kohat on vacation when Mujahidullah opened fire at her in January this year. Primary accused in Asma Rani murder case had planned escape: police Mujahidullah Afridi was arrested with the help of Interpol, handed over to Pakistan a day earlier The prime accused Mujahidullah, who had fled to the country after the incident, was handed over to the Pakistani authorities via Interpol on Saturday. He was arrested from UAE last week. Addressing a news conference in the city, Kohat DPO Abbas Majeed Marwat said Mujahidullah had already made plans for his escape to the UAE before murdering Rani. The DPO added two accused in the case had already been arrested, including the accused?s brother Sadiqullah and close friend Shahzaib, while only Mujahidullah was at large.
  15. Ok folks, we'll admit it. We have now gotten tired of endlessly crushing on Virat and Anushka. And we had this happy realization after some of our lovely readers mentioned the same in our comment section about how we are obsessing over 'Virushka'. Well, we can't help it if their Instagram feed is more interesting and kickass than yours and everyone else's combined. But, now it's time to look past 'Virushka' and focus on two of the greatest and most successful Bollywood actors of this time – Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. The couple is like yin and yang of Bollywood. While, one is known for being elegant, the other is literally a bomb always on the verge of explosion. BCCL The couple has had their fair share of ups and downs in the relationship. And despite innumerable denials, breakup rumours, wedding rumours and what not, the couple seems to be having the time of their lives after they won the award for being the biggest 'Entertainer of the Year'. BCCL At the Hello Hall of Fame Awards held in Mumbai, Deepika received the award by her idol, Rekha; while Ranveer was given the award by Yohan and Michelle Poonawalla. But, that's definitely not the best take-away from the award show. We're backstage at the #HHOF18 with your favourite stars and some of the nation's finest super achievers… Stay tuned for LIVE & EXCLUSIVE updates! #HHOF18 #HELLOHallOfFame #StayTuned #LiveAndExclusive @deepikapadukone @ranveersingh A post shared by HELLO! India (@hellomagindia) on Mar 11, 2018 at 10:59am PDT The best thing that happened was after the event, when the couple posed for pictures together for the magazine. And Ranveer being Ranveer, the goofball and cheesy romantic he is, got down on his knees for pictures and went on to set new standards for couple photo-shoots. So let's settle for what looks close to how their pre-wedding photoshoot will be like. We're backstage at the #HHOF18 with your favourite stars and some of the nation's finest super achievers… Stay tuned for LIVE & EXCLUSIVE updates! #HHOF18 #HELLOHallOfFame #StayTuned #LiveAndExclusive @deepikapadukone @ranveersingh A post shared by HELLO! India (@hellomagindia) on Mar 11, 2018 at 10:56am PDT With 'Padmaavat' still going strong at the box-office, and Deepika and Ranveer getting a lot of praises and good reviews, hidden in the pile of death threats; this year surely has Deepika and Ranveer written over it. And with wedding rumours doing the rounds, it's getting difficult to contain all this excitement inside.
  16. Back in 2012, Unmukt Chand was labelled as one of the most promising young talents in Indian cricket circuit. Why, you'd ask? Well, he led India's Under-19 team to the ICC World Cup triumph that year, upsetting hosts Australia with a calm and unbeaten 111 in a tense run-chase. His temperament stood out throughout the tournament as he guided India in unfamiliar conditions—it was his third consecutive century in a final for the Under-19 side. And, soon, the cricket pundits and fans were found comparing Chand with his good friend Virat Kohli who had also shot to prominence with U-19 World Cup glory in 2008. But, the glory days are far gone and, today, Chand has almost faded away into the assembly line of aspirants working hard to earn that elusive Team India cap. From being tipped as the next Kohli, the 24-year-old - over half a decade later - has almost lived an entire lifetime comprised of major downfalls. © BCCL He was axed from the Delhi side last season and failed to find any suitors for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. So, how does a player like Chand - who was expected to fly - is now struggling even to jog as far as his cricketing career is concerned? The reason has been explained by none other than Chand himself. Disheartened after getting dropped from the Delhi team, Chand revealed: "Getting dropped from Delhi was the biggest disappointment of my life. I became the scapegoat of petty politics in the team. I was playing a T20 zonal match in Mumbai two years back, when I heard the news of getting axed from the One-day side. I was leading India A in a couple of months before that, and was the highest scorer there. I had been the top run-getter for Delhi the previous season, and I was dropped. That was shocking." While domestic cricket is often considered to be a great platform for budding cricketers to prove their mettle and break into the national team, Chand's unfortunate axing from Delhi team didn't just hampered his growth, but also quashed his hopes of playing in the IPL - another tournament aimed at finding new and exciting talents in the country. © BCCL “I was retained by MI last year but because I didn't get to play matches in the previous year, I decided to get released from the squad to find a team where I could play, and not sit out, even at base price. Playing is more important than money. It was a hard decision and a big risk too, but I opted out. Unfortunately, I was dropped from the Delhi side four days before the auction, and I'm sure it didn't send the right signal to the franchisees. I wasn't picked,” he told TOI. With his spot in the Delhi set-up uncertain, Chand's desperation to have some game-time even forced him to toy with the idea of playing for another state. "Yes, I have thought about it. I have been forced to think about it. However, things are still not concrete,” he revealed. © BCCL Despite all the things he went through, Chand remained positive and even claims that his exclusion from the Delhi team liberated him in a way. “I had lived my biggest fear of getting dropped from the Delhi Ranji team, and thus overcame the fear by only realizing the next day that it was a mental barrier and nothing else. I went beyond the fear. It liberated me,” he disclosed. Always on the grind. Love pushing myself everyday. One thing sports teaches you is discipline. Nothing better than exploring my own capabilities and getting past them with continuous effort. Proves that we all have immense strength to become a better version of ourselves, provided we are ready to learn and unlearn... and it goes on and on forever. ðªð #ThusdayThoughts #IntenseWorkout #WorkoutMotivation A post shared by Unmukt Chand (@unmuktchand_official) on Aug 17, 2017 at 12:45am PDT The young gun, irrespective of the limited opportunities, continues to work hard and keep his tryst with cricketing destiny which was visible in his gritty hundred for Delhi in the Vijay Hazare Trophy last month. If his batting artistry didn't win over critics, the fact that he smashed his ton while playing with a broken jaw goes on to show his character and passion for the game. For now, this less flamboyant, yet precious talent has proved that he may be out of sight, but definitely not out of mind.
  17. It is 2018 and everything happens, or a least the probability of literally anything happening is pretty high. Priya Prakash was a simple girl who was gearing up for a debut down south until a small clip from the movie was released and everyone on the internet wanted to know who this pretty woman was. Thank you for all the love and supportð A post shared by priya prakash varrier (@priya.p.varrier) on Feb 9, 2018 at 7:53am PST Turns out, almost a month later, life has taken an insane turn for her. She is everywhere and at every event. It is also believed that she gets up to 8 lakhs for one Instagram post! As per latest reports, rumour has it that she has been signed up opposite Ranveer Singh in his upcoming movie, 'Simmba'. As per a report in Deccan Chronicle, “The girl's role is not so big in the film. But Priya has become an overnight craze with the wink of an eye. Bollywood is interested in her. And who better equipped to consolidate Priya's supremacy in the virtual world in the arena of cinema than Karan Johar.” The splendour of Athirapilly has inspired many moviemakers.I hope i would someday be blessed to do a song here. @keralatourism #godsowncountry A post shared by priya prakash varrier (@priya.p.varrier) on Feb 28, 2018 at 10:16pm PST Ranveer plays a cop in 'Simmba' which will be a typical Rohit Shetty entertainer. He is currently filming for 'Gully Boy' with Alia Bhatt. SANGRAM BHALERAO aka #Simmba !!!! @simmbathefilm @itsrohitshetty @karanjohar @reliance.entertainment @dharmamovies @rohitshettypicturez A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Dec 6, 2017 at 6:29pm PST If this is true, this is definitely going to be tagged as the dream debut of the decade!
  18. AB de Villiers prepares to sweep, South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, 2nd day, Port Elizabeth, March 10, 2018/AFP PORT ELIZABETH: Australia fought back on the second day of the second Test but could not stop AB de Villiers taking South Africa into a slender first innings lead at St George´s Park on Saturday. South Africa were 263 for seven at the close, a lead of 20 runs after Australia were bowled out for 243 in their first innings. There was a flurry of wickets after tea but De Villiers counter-attacked to hit 74 not out off 81 balls with easily the most aggressive batting of an otherwise slow day. "He´s an amazing player," said Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh. "He´s done it for so long. We need to find a way to nullify him as quickly as possible. That´s going to be a great challenge for us. Hopefully we can find a way to get him out." It was the second outstanding innings in the series by De Villiers, who made 71 not out in the first innings of the first Test in Durban before being run out for nought in the second innings as South Africa slipped to a 118-run defeat. De Villiers´ innings was in complete contrast to the struggles of his teammates against superb reverse swing bowling. Dean Elgar made 57 and Hashim Amla scored 56, but they took 197 and 143 balls respectively to do it. Only one wicket, that of nightwatchman Kagiso Rabada, fell between the start of play and the afternoon tea break. But it was painfully slow going. Only 43 runs were scored in 26 overs between lunch and tea, before a flurry of wickets and De Villiers´ batting enlivened the evening´s play. "I thought the middle session was as good (an example of) Test cricket as you will see. We weren´t taking wickets but we felt in the game the whole session. South Africa batted extremely well to get through that period when the ball was reverse swinging and then we got our rewards later in the day," added Marsh. Amla also hailed the quality of the cricket. "Today was a tough day of Test cricket and I think those people who are Test match lovers will appreciate the skill of the bowlers and at times, especially when AB was batting, the skill of the batting," he said. Rabada faces ban South Africa´s quest for a series-levelling win was given added impetus by a pending disciplinary hearing which could result in fast bowler Rabada being banned for the remaining two Tests after his shoulder made contact with Australian captain Steve Smith on Friday. Australia were frustrated for long periods by Elgar Amla, but the tourists were right back in the game when both batsmen were dismissed in the first two overs after tea, followed by two more batsmen being dismissed cheaply. Amla was bowled by a fast, reverse swinging yorker from Mitchell Starc for 56 four balls after tea and Elgar was caught behind off Josh Hazlewood for 57 in the next over. Like Amla, Elgar fell to a full delivery which swung late. Medium-pacer Marsh trapped South African captain Faf du Plessis and Theunis de Bruyn leg before wicket, again with full, swinging deliveries. De Villiers and Quinton de Kock put on 44 for the seventh wicket before De Kock was bowled by off-spinner Nathan Lyon with a ball which spun sharply past the outside edge of his bat. While other batsmen had struggled to gain any momentum to the South African innings, De Villiers looked at ease and played strokes to all parts of the ground in reaching a half-century off 62 balls with ten fours. By the close he had faced 81 balls and hit 14 boundaries. Australia delayed taking the second new ball until the 90th over but De Villiers and Vernon Philander survived until the close.
  19. Saturday or Friday (whenever you plan on hitting a club) is a very crucial time for an outfit-decision. There's a lot at stake: that action you haven't gotten in a while, whether the bouncers would let you enter or no and what if I spill wine on light-hued apparel? It's a tough time for everyone. Calm your nerves. Harshvardhan Rane, on the other hand, has it all figured out. For a recent party celebrating his film 'Paltan', the actor took a rather terrific outfit out for a spin. However, neither did he spell out-and-out minimalism nor reek of a crazy antic through the night. While this 'do was obviously his night to shine (and involved him as one of the hosts), he gave us lesser mortals a terrific outfit to help us gain free entry into a club. Let us explain: ©Viral Bhayani Speak to any club manager and if they're friendly (or drunk) enough, he'd be happy to share a secret with you. If he's standing at the entrance, gazing at every man entering the venue, the power of giving or denying entry into the club lies in his hand. If you're dressed to the T, look expensive and stinkers of some insane style-intel, chances are, you'd probably be asked to skip the cover charge. Free entry (the dream life of every teenager) is exactly what you'd be offered. ©Viral Bhayani And, that's exactly the mantra Rane followed with his outfit recently. To be honest, denim is the perfect choice for an evening out. And if the runways are any indication, denim-on-denim is the most prolific league of denim outfits. Plus, look at his bottoms — a great medley of joggers+jeans. AKA denim joggers. Honestly, if I was the Manager of a club Rane was entering, I'd throw a free entry tag his way. ©Viral Bhayani Plus, do you think this outfit would score you a date? Of course, it will! In fact, you're sure to have a great romp as an after-party too.
  20. Priya Prakash Varrier is a name every Indian is familiar with by now. You might hate it when her name appears on your news feed every now and then but there's no denying the fact that everyone is concerned with whatever this young actress is doing. She was life itself. Wild and free. Wonderfully chaotic. A perfectly put together mess.ð¤ Pc: @suhail_choyi_photography A post shared by priya prakash varrier (@priya.p.varrier) on Mar 6, 2018 at 3:49am PST After she shot to quick fame, which by the way resulted in her gaining more than 5 million followers on Instagram (go figure), the 'wink girl' trend kind of died down a tiny bit. But for the authorities of IIT Bombay, it didn't. Imagine yourself sitting in the examination hall, trying your best to answer all the questions and all of a sudden Priya Varrier appears. Okay, not her exactly. But her name appears on your question paper. That is enough to bewilder and distract you, isn't it? That's exactly what happened with the students of IIT Bombay as they appeared for their Machine Learning course midterm exam. The question paper featured Priya's name and also indirectly hinted towards her social media fame. Take a look: © Nextbigwhat (Brownie points to you if you can solve this) While most of us would have been surprised, it wasn't exactly a shocker for the IITians as their professor Mr. Amit Sethi often uses popular memes to make his course and exams fun and interesting. Honestly, we envy these students and are wondering why our professors weren't like you Prof. Sethi. Nevertheless, we are pretty sure if this news reaches Priya, she would be more than elated. Getting so famous (thanks to a wink) that your name is used as an example in institutes like IIT, who wouldn't like that?
  21. FC Porto's Iker Casillas saves a shot from Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the Liverpool vs FC Porto match in Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg held in Anfield, Liverpool, Britain, March 6, 2018. Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith LIVERPOOL: Liverpool eased into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a goalless draw against Porto on Tuesday, completing a routine aggregate victory after their 5-0 first-leg win in Portugal. Despite facing old rivals Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp fielded a strong side although top scorer Mohamed Salah and record signing Virgil van Dijk both started on the bench. In a predictably low-key game, Liverpool striker Sadio Mane, whose hat-trick in Porto helped ensure there was little at stake at Anfield, came closest to breaking the deadlock. Mane was off target with an effort at full-stretch from a Joe Gomez cross in the 18th minute and then hit the post in the 31st minute after taking down a ball from James Milner and releasing a low diagonal drive. While the night lacked drama, the passion was brought by Porto?s supporters who, despite the heavy loss from two weeks ago, travelled to Merseyside to fill the away section and sang their hearts out all night. They received little in the way of excitement from their team in return with their first real effort on goal not coming until the 52nd minute when Ghanaian winger Majeed Waris? shot from the edge of the box was pushed wide by Liverpool keeper Loris Karius. Substitute Danny Ings then forced a fine save out of Porto?s veteran Spanish keeper Iker Casillas with a looping header in the final stages. Casillas, a three-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid, will be released by Porto at the end of this season and at the age of 36, this may have been his last game in Europe?s elite club competition. The keeper was given an impressive round of applause from Liverpool?s fans as he took his place in front of the Kop for the second half. ?We are through to the next round which is the most important thing - obviously we wanted to win - but we have to give credit to Porto because they played well,? said Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. ?This is the business end of the season. The next few months are very important for the team. We need to put performances in like we have been and the results will follow,? he added.
  22. It's always refreshing to see new on-screen couples, especially in a film that has 'simplicity' at the core of it. So when we learned about the upcoming film 'Sui Dhaga' starring Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma, we were beyond excited to see what the duo has in store for us. Recently, we got our first look at their characters in the film- Mauji and Mamta, and it left us intrigued. Meet Mauji and Mamta on 28th September! #SuiDhaaga | @AnushkaSharma | @Varun_dvn | @SuiDhaagaFilm | #SuiDhaagaFirstLook pic.twitter.com/uNfwm0HSxo — Yash Raj Films (@yrf) February 13, 2018 This came as a surprise because first, this is the first time these two actors will be sharing screen space and secondly, because we have never seen them in this avatar. Seeing Varun with his old-school moustache and retro shirt and a plain salwar-kameez clad Anushka made us believe that if not anything else, this movie is definetly going to be relatable one. ममता à¤à¤° मà¥à¤à¥ ठरहॠहॠ२८ सितमà¥à¤¬à¤° à¤à¥ | #SuiDhaagaFirstLook #SuiDhaaga @yrf @suidhaagafilm @varundvn A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Feb 12, 2018 at 9:38am PST Reinstating this fact, Yash Raj Films posted another photo of the two from the sets of the film. It shows an evidently exhausted looking Varun Dhawan riding a bicycle with Anushka Sharma sitting at the back. Although that's a part of the everyday routine for a lot of people in the country, what is not normal is riding a cycle for 10 long hours. But Varun and Anushka did just that for the film in the scorching heat of Chanderi. Take a look: Mauji takes Mamta for a cycle ride! @anushkasharma rode pillion as @varundvn cycled for close to 10 hours in the sweltering heat at Chanderi. #SuiDhaaga | @suidhaagafilm #varundhawan #anushkasharma #varunanushka #bts #shootdiaries #mauji #maujimamta #instagramhub #sharatkatariya #maneeshsharma #yrf A post shared by Yash Raj Films (@yrf) on Mar 5, 2018 at 10:00pm PST While that must have been hard on both of them, Varun also injured himself while shooting for a scene that needed him to tumble down a flight of stairs. Well, whosoever thought acting is easy and all glamorous should take note of this. The film is inspired by the 'Make in India' campaign and is set for a 28th September release this year. And we definitely can't wait to see how the actors' hard work bears fruit.
  23. DUBLIN: The International Cricket Council (ICC) are looking into a heated off-field exchange between players on day four of the first test against South Africa in Durban on Sunday. CCTV footage from the players tunnel at Kingsmead showed Australia vice-captain David Warner and home wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock involved in a fiery exchange as players climbed the stairwell to their dressing rooms during the tea break. The video shows Warner being restrained by Australia batsman Usman Khawaja and spin bowler Nathan Lyon as he directs a verbal barrage at De Kock, who left the field as South Africa?s not-out batsman at the same time as the Australians. Australia wicketkeeper Tim Paine also moves in to block Warner before his captain Steve Smith ushers the opening batsman away. ?It?s rather unfortunate that the incident took place and certainly not in the spirit of the game,? South Africa?s team manager Mohammed Moosajee told reporters. ?The match referee had spoken to us after the day?s play. We will await any further communication from the ICC around this incident.? Cricket Australia (CA) said it was also looking into the incident. ?CA is aware of reports of an incident between players in Durban,? a spokesperson for the Australian governing body said. ?CA is working to establish the facts of what has occurred and will not be commenting further until that has been done.? South Africa were 293 for nine at the close of the fourth day, still 123 runs adrift of Australia, who will return on Monday to wrap up what appears an inevitable victory in the four-match series opener. A fired-up Warner had earlier given Proteas counterpart Aiden Markram a huge verbal spray after the rookie batsman was culpable in running out AB de Villiers for a duck. Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith criticised Warner as?a bit of a fool? and?like a fly buzzing around your head? but Markram, who went on to score an impressive 143, played down the sledging as part of the game.
  24. US President Donald Trump holds a discussion about school shootings with state governors from around the country at the White House in Washington, US, February 26, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Monday he would have rushed unarmed into the Florida school targeted by a mass shooter, as student survivors of the massacre brought their campaign for gun control to Washington. Nearly two weeks after the attack in Parkland, Florida left 17 people dead, the US Congress reconvened after a one-week recess under intensifying pressure to address the national scourge of gun violence. Trump has called for reforms in the wake of the tragedy, including tougher background checks on firearm purchases, but the White House has yet to support specific legislation in Congress, where enacting federal gun restrictions faces major obstacles especially in an election year. During a meeting with state governors at the White House, Trump said he would have felt compelled to confront the shooter personally, had he been on the scene. "I really believe I?d run in there even if I didn?t have a weapon," Trump told the governors. "And I think most of the people in this room would have done that, too," said the president, adding: "You never know until you?re tested." Trump has vocally criticized an armed deputy who failed to intervene in the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and took up that theme again Monday calling the performance of some local law enforcement "frankly disgusting." The deputy, Scot Peterson, pushed back through his lawyer against such "uncalled for attacks upon his character," recounting the shooting step by step and saying he positioned himself outside a school building because he believed the shots were originating from outside. "The allegations that Mr. Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are patently untrue," lawyer Joseph DiRuzzo said in a statement. Lunch with the NRA Spurred to action by the mass shooting ? the worst to hit a US school in six years ? several Parkland survivors travelled with fellow students to the US Capitol Monday to meet with lawmakers on gun violence. The group declined to speak to reporters. Trump, who touted his Second Amendment credentials on the 2016 campaign trail, said he lunched Saturday with Wayne LaPierre, the head of the powerful National Rifle Association which opposes several of the proposed gun measures, and told him changes were needed. "We?re going to do strong background checks. Very strong," Trump told the governors. "If we see a sicko, I don?t want him having a gun." Trump has also called for a strong focus on boosting school security and has controversially promoted the idea of arming some teachers and staff in addition to on-campus guards. The vast majority of Democrats want to bring gun control efforts to fruition in Congress, and a new CNN poll showed that 70 percent of Americans support stricter gun laws, up 18 points since October. Republican leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives have remained largely silent on the issue, however, with their party split on how to proceed. Republicans from suburban districts ? where calls for gun control have gained ground ? have expressed openness to raising the age limit for purchasing semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 or banning devices that turn such weapons into machine guns. Senator Susan Collins, a Republican moderate, said she supports expanding background checks, raising the age for buying assault-style weapons and addressing the issue of mental health. "I definitely want to see the issue taken up," she told AFP. Emotional return to Parkland But many conservative lawmakers consider any restriction of gun rights as a creeping assault on citizens? constitutional right to bear arms. The split appeared to leave the prospects of significant new gun legislation in doubt. "I?m a little bit pessimistic that something will happen," moderate House Republican Charles Dent told CNN Monday. With the gun debate raging, Parkland students and teachers made an emotional return to their high school for an orientation day on Sunday, setting foot on site for the first time since the February 14 massacre. Staff returned to work on Monday, and classes were to resume Wednesday. Several Parkland students have been confronted with ugly false accusations that they are actors exploiting a tragedy. But on Monday they received praise from First Lady Melania Trump, who said she was "heartened to see children across this country using their voices to speak out and try to create change. "They are our future and they deserve a voice," she said.
  25. ANKARA: Turkey has sent special forces into the Syrian region of Afrin in anticipation of urban fighting in its operation against a Kurdish militia, Ankara said on Monday. Turkey on January 20 started an offensive supporting Syrian rebels against the US-backed People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in the western enclave of Afrin. "Deploying special forces is part of the preparation for a new fight that is approaching," Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag, also government spokesman, said. An unknown number of gendarmerie and police special forces entered the region on Sunday night, state news agency Anadolu said. Bozdag said the fight continued in villages and countryside far from Afrin's centre. "The fight will shift to places where there are civilians, as the area (of fighting) narrows," Bozdag said during an interview with NTV broadcaster. The deputy prime minister said the special forces had experience fighting against militants in residential areas of Turkey "without harming civilians". Turkey views the YPG as a "terrorist" Syrian extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been waging an insurgency against the Turkish state since 1984. The PKK is blacklisted as a terror group by Ankara, the United States and the European Union. But the YPG has been working closely with the US against the Islamic State extremist group in Syria, much to Ankara´s infuriation. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week said Turkey would lay siege to the centre of the town of Afrin "in the coming days". The UN Security Council on Saturday adopted a resolution on a ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations after intense regime bombardment of the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, which killed hundreds. French President Emmanuel Macron told Erdogan during a telephone call on Monday that the ceasefire for Syria must be applied across the country, including in Afrin. Bozdag said earlier on Monday that the UN decision "did not affect the Afrin operation".