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  1. Don't eat bananas, you will get fat. Oh, you don't eat bananas on a fat loss diet. It's not uncommon to come across such advice. And, of course, they come from people who know absolutely nothing about fat loss in the first place. Desi gym trainers and gym bros are primarily the ones spewing this misinformation. Thanks to poor advice, gone are the days when people consumed fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Some online training platforms, in fact, have started pushing people to cut out fruits from their weight loss diets. But does eating bananas really make you fat? Let's dig in and find out. Banana's Nutritional Content © Thinkstock/Getty Images Bananas are a high calorie fruit. With a 100 grams you get about 90 calories. This makes it a tremendous weight-gaining food. But mind you, that doesn't make it a bad fat-loss food choice. Bananas contain vitamins like B6, C and A. It's also rich in minerals like magnesium, copper and manganese. Fiber and antioxidants are a given when it comes to bananas. Calories from Bananas Are Not Empty! © Thinkstock/Getty Images Some people argue that since a banana has around 100 calories and they are a high GI (Glycemic index) food, they will contribute to weight gain. Well, first of all, they are not a high GI food. A bananas GI score sits at around 50. So they can either be classified as low or medium Glycemic Index food depending on their ripeness. Secondly, even if they provide around a hundred calories, those calories are not empty calories, like in the case of a sugar-based drink. The sugar from fruits is digested differently by the body when compared to processed sugar. If you observe, when you eat a banana, it gives you a feeling of satiety. That's because the calories are coming from natural carbohydrates, not processed ones. Processed carbohydrates will never keep you fuller for longer. Weight Gain Occurs Because Of ‘Overall Extra Calories', Not Eating A Certain Food © Thinkstock/Getty Images A banana or any other fruit, for that matter, can never contribute to weight gain by itself. It never happens because of a particular type of food. Fat gain is a contribution of calories coming from everything you eat in a day. Not from a goddamn banana! If you consume more foods that contain processed carbs and sugars, you are bound to gain weight, irrespective of the fact that you eat bananas or not. A banana gives you around 100 calories which is not even 10% of the total calories of a man with a 2000 calorie intake requirement. So, the calories coming from eating a couple of bananas hardly makes a dent. The Final Word If you plan your diet properly, you can easily eat a banana or any other fruit as a part of your daily diet. Having a balanced diet is a more practical and healthy way to lose weight. The body follows the calories in, versus calories out rule to function. If you are maintaining a calorie deficit diet and maximum calories come from complex carbohydrates, you will lose weight. So, go ahead and EAT FRUITS, NOW! 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.
  2. Police said they arrested a man outside London's Paddington Station on Monday but added that the incident was not terrorism-related, a few hours after a van ploughed into worshippers near a mosque in the British capital. "Officers have arrested a man outside Paddington for public disorder and possessing an offensive weapon. The incident is not terror related," British Transport Police said in a statement. Video footage posted on Twitter showed officers restraining a shirtless man outside the station before taking him away. Police have said the earlier attack at the mosque, which injured 10 people, appeared to be a terrorism-incident which would make it the fourth such attack in three months in Britain.
  3. Salman Khan has had his fair share of controversies and trial. First, he was charged (and later acquitted) of poaching in 1998, and then how can anyone forget the infamous hit-and-run from 2002. Back in 2007, while these cases were still going on, he founded his own charitable organization, ‘Being Human’. Since the timing of it was quite questionable, he still gets accused of ‘Being Human’ being a PR stunt specifically done to improve his controversial public image. In 2016, during an interview with Mint, what he thought about him “working for a good cause being interpreted as a PR exercise”, to which he replied, “I don’t get hurt by all this stupidity. They know they’re talking rubbish. But they need the debates to go on. This has become a business and I don’t think it’s going to die down.” © Pinterest He has never actually directly addressed these allegations. Honestly, he is not usually asked about this topic and when he does, he probably evades the whole subject. But now, in an interview with Huffington Post, he was straight up asked some hard-hitting questions. When asked why people should still idolize him and watch his movies when he has such a controversial and questionable past, he said, “Everybody has a past. Does that make you a bad person for life? In my case, there is deliberate malice.” © Twitter And while taking about how some think that he got away with the hit-and-run quite easily, “Well, the High Court looked into it and they came up with a verdict which says that nothing of that sort ever happened. Ye sab galat hi hai. The courts said it. But what about the 20 years? What about it? Mere toh wo gaye na? And there's nothing to compensate for that.” Then came the most controversial question about how ‘Being Human’ is just designed to rehabilitate his image. “Do you have any idea of the amount of work we do at Being Human? We do s***loads of work on a daily basis. I haven't even put my name there, man. It's Being Human. I am not even on the Board or any of the trustees. The idea is that years from now, people should forget who even started the foundation. You have no idea, man. Do one thing: Come and live my life for one day.” And, after this answer, Salman got up and walked off. Read the whole interview here.
  4. We’re well aware of how popular the Colt M4 Carbine rifle is. We’ve seen it in countless movies. We can certainly remember it from the endless hours we spent as kids playing 'Counter Strike'. It is one of the most iconic weapons in the world. You could even go as far as saying it’s the Yin to the AK-47’s Yang. Here’s a look at the rifle in action: But today, we’re going to be talking about, what we’d like to call, India’s version of this assault rifle. The INSAS AR. Wikimedia Commons This rifle has been around since 1998 and it was only in 2017 that the Indian Army decided to phase them out in exchange for imported weapons. The reason given for this was their ineffectiveness at long range. Wikimedia Commons The rifle had a lot of problems from jamming to oil being sprayed into the eyes of the user. Here’s a video of the rifle being assembled: Users of this rifle include the Royal Bhutanese Army, the Indian Armed Forces, Indian Paramilitary Forces, Central Armed Police Forces, The Nepalese Army, and the Royal Army of Oman. Wikimedia Commons Here are some details about the assault rifle: - It comes with a chrome-plated bore. - The barrel comes with six-groove rifling. - It can fire in semi-automatic or three-round burst modes. - The rear sight is calibrated to 400 meters. - Some variants also come with folding butts. - It has 20 or 30 round polymer magazines. - It also has a flash suppressor which can accept NATO-specified rifle grenades. Here’s a look at the rifle in action: We wouldn’t want anyone looking at us through the sights of this rifle. That’s for sure!
  5. Surveys show that the gap between the two main political parties is narrowing but Theresa May's position as prime minister seems secure. Photo: INPHO LONDON: With just a few days to go until Britain´s general election, opinion polls reveal the outcome could be a lot tighter than had been predicted when Prime Minister Theresa May announced the vote six weeks ago. Although surveys show the gap between the main two political parties narrowing, May´s position as prime minister seems secure. What the polls say May surprised the country in April by calling for the snap election, seeking to increase her majority before Britain enters into two years of gruelling negotiations over its departure from the European Union. Polls initially supported her gamble, giving her Conservative Party a double-digit lead over its nearest rival, the main opposition Labour Party. However, the Conservatives´ advantage has eroded over the campaign, with pollster Survation giving the ruling party just a one point lead over Labour on June 4. Another poll, released a few days earlier by YouGov, even suggested the Conservatives could fall short of a majority, meaning they would need the support of another party to govern. Can the polls be trusted? Pollsters got the outcome of the last general election, held just two years ago, very wrong. In the months leading up to the May 2015 ballot, polls consistently put the Conservatives and Labour neck-and-neck, suggesting neither party would be able to form a government alone. But the Conservatives, who had been in a coalition government with the smaller Liberal Democrat Party, secured a majority in the 650-seat House of Commons. A year later, polls also failed to correctly predict the outcome of the Brexit referendum, expecting the "In" vote to win. "One of the things that happened in 2015 is that the polls underestimated the age difference in turnout," John Curtice, professor of politics at Strathclyde University, told AFP. That underestimated Conservative support among older voters. Pollsters have therefore adjusted their methodologies by widening their pools of respondents, asking them more questions and weighing the result with high-quality academic research done since the last election, explained Curtice. Why are predictions so tough? Part of the reason is Britain´s electoral system. "There is no automatic relationship between votes cast at the national level and seats won," because of the first-past-the-post constituency system, Curtice said. The system makes it especially difficult for smaller parties with support evenly spread nationally to increase their share of seats in parliament. But smaller parties whose support is concentrated in key constituencies -- such as the Scottish Nationalist Party -- can do very well. What will new government look like? According to Curtice, "there doesn´t seem to be any prospect of the Labour Party winning this election". But the Conservative government could end up looking very different with pollsters predicting that the party could gain anything between one and 80 seats. "That´s the difference between a prime minister returning with more latitude to achieve her objectives and a prime minister returning a wounded animal," said Curtice.
  6. With only a few hours remaining for the much-awaited Pakistan-India clash, a panel of exceptional cricket experts have come together to share their analysis and predictions for tomorrow`s match. The joint-production of Geo News (Pakistan) and Aaj Tak (India) features Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Yousuf and Sikandar Bakht from Pakistan, while, Saurav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh and Mohammad Azharud din from India. The show is hosted by Shahzeb Khanzada and Vikrant Gupta.
  7. Its not often that you see a famous wet human in life. I mean, someone who's ventured out of a shower, decides to come out of the pool or, simply...is sweating liters at the gym. But let's thank our stars, Katrina Kaif gave us two formerly mentioned sights lately. A trend that started with Mario Testino's 'Towel Series', bearing Mr. Kaif straight out of a cold shower.. Thank you @mariotestino for the wonderful experience of shooting for the legendary #TowelSeries ... You must come see us again soon . Here u go @anaitashroffadajania😘 A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) on Apr 27, 2017 at 11:21pm PDT ...has now reached its peak with a wet, sloppy, sweaty gym selfie. Let's reveal this incredible sight to you, before god forbid, I lose my consciousness. Here—hold your breath, relax and open your eyes to... Late night training session . .. loveuyas @yasminkarachiwala . If I'm in gym she's in gym . #okgoodnight A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) on Jun 2, 2017 at 10:38am PDT BRB, throwing my yoga mat and grabbing the inhaler. It's gettin' a little too hot in here.
  8. Shah Rukh Khan is all good and well and his fans are finally content about this news. The Badshah of Bollywood recently became a victim of a death hoax. It all started when a European news website published ‘breaking’ news stating that SRK was killed in a plane crash along with seven other while he was on his way to Paris. Twitter Within no time, this news started flashing all over social media. The actor’s team were on the phone lines, delivering the news that the actor was all healthy and nothing of that sort has happened. While the Internet already declared him ‘dead’, the actor, in reality, was busy shooting for Aanand L Rai's next film in Mumbai’s Filmcity. Today the actor took to Twitter and finally replied about the same in his signature style that will just leave you in splits. "TGIF! Survived the week inspite of a plane crash, fatal accident on sets & yet another title of Imtiaz Ali film!," SRK tweeted. TGIF! Survived the week inspite of a plane crash, fatal accident on sets & yet another title of Imtiaz Ali film! pic.twitter.com/5W5DtrrupA — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 2, 2017 As you see the actor was nowhere near the plane. Before you ask us which fatal accident is the actor talking about, he was referring to a large part of ceiling fan that fell on the sets while he was shooting. It injured two of his crew members who were immediately taken to the hospital. However, the actor was unhurt. As soon as King Khan posted a tweet about his well being, his fans couldn’t keep calm. “Thank you so much for tweeting...you are the best!!! Love you so much and thank Allah you are fine”, wrote a user. “Is it Friday??! I lost track worrying about u my love All I can say is Alhamdulillah u are fine and pls pls pls keep tweeting us! ” tweeted another. LOVE U MY BHAGWAAN 😻😻😻😍😍❤️ pic.twitter.com/JRhwggI3gz — Shahrukh 👑 (@SRKsRishi) June 2, 2017 However, this isn't the first time that Shah Rukh Khan has been killed by the Internet. But this time, things started spreading so fast that it made it to a WhatsApp group of Mumbai's top cops. Anyways, all is well that ends well. We all glad that King Khan is safe and we look forward to watching his next film.
  9. On May 26, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz led government unveiled its fifth, and final, budget before the upcoming national elections. The proposed Rs. 4.75 trillion expenditure plan is slanted to focus on boosting growth and is more than 8 percent higher than last year?s budget. For the fiscal year 2017/2018, Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar promises a growth rate of almost 6 percent. But the government?s development-heavy budget has been immediately met with skepticism. Economists and opposition lawmakers say the Rs. 1 trillion earmarked for federal development and infrastructure projects ? up by 25 percent from last year ? is only to woo voters before elections. The ruling party is further being excoriated for underplaying the Rs. 1,479 billion fiscal deficit. How will the government be spending your ? the taxpayer?s ? money? Can the promises be sustained? Here, Geo.TV takes a deeper look at the proposed budget and records the reactions of experts and onlookers: The Weakest Link Dr Akmal Hussain - Economist, author and dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Information Technology University, Lahore The strength of this year's budget, unlike earlier years, is that it claims to be part of a new growth strategy: inclusive and sustainable growth. The weakness lies in the fact that it does not put its money where its mouth is, and merely makes inadequate gestures in that direction. For example, the most important sector through which high and long-term growth could be sustained is human development. Yet, health expenditure has been only increased from Rs. 29 billion to Rs. 49 billion. We would need to increase our health expenditure fourfold even to reach Sri Lankan?s standards. Pakistan's health expenditures as a percentage of GDP are the second lowest in the world. Similarly, the paltry sum allocated to education is nowhere near what is required to provide high-quality education to all. Here again, Pakistan's expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP is amongst the lowest in the world being ranked 164th out of 173 countries. Historical evidence shows that European countries, namely Germany, Scandinavian countries and some Asian countries, Japan and China, which achieved high long-term per capita income growth gave a commitment to providing quality healthcare, education and social protection to all its citizens. And this was done at a time when their per capita income was lower than that of Pakistan today. Another example of gesture without substance in the budget is that there is only a 10 percent increase in the salaries of officers and men of the armed forces. They are after all fighting the battle for Pakistan and sacrificing their lives in the process. The government should have increased the salaries of those performing operational duties in the armed forces by at least 50 percent to acknowledge their courage, commitment and sacrifices for our country. SOS: Exports Under Pressure Dr Vaqar Ahmed - Deputy Executive Director of the Islamabad-based Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) The budget 2017/2018 is an opportunity to capitalise on the newfound economic growth and step up the efforts towards structural reforms. It is a pity that even after four years of this government the budget preparation process is marred by the soaring circular debt in the energy sector - a key reason why industry and residential consumers are not getting certain and affordable power and gas supplies. Similarly, losses of public sector enterprises need to be curtailed, which in turn will provide increased fiscal space for pro-poor expenditures. Furthermore, the budgetary policies are not leading to a revival of local investor?s confidence, as the private investment to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio remains one of the lowest in the region. With no paradigm shift in the overall budgetary policy, it seems difficult to envisage how the growth in agriculture and industry will translate into revival of exports. The key impediments to exports, including rising cost of doing business, lack of trade facilitation reforms, multiplicity of taxes at federal and provincial levels (leading to higher compliance cost to taxpayers), slow process of exporter?s refunds at Federal Board of Revenue, lack of optimal utilization of export development fund, misalignment of exchange rate, and dwindling trade relations with neighbors ? Afghanistan, Iran and India, will continue to keep the exports under pressure. Stop Taking The Budget Seriously Dr Qaiser Bengail - Economist Budgets speeches are an opportunity for the government to make tall claims. Take our former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz for example. He promised boosting Pakistan?s growth, but in the end he took us nowhere. Personally, I have stopped taking the federal budget seriously, because the sanctity of the exercise has been lost since a few years now. When tabled in the National Assembly, the attendance in the house is usually low, and debate is not encouraged. Presenting the budget has turned into a PR exercise for the incumbent government. Budget plans should instead guide the government on what to do and what not to do in terms of expenditure. But no government has ever followed this rule. The opposition, as expected, berates the bill, with little understanding of its shortcomings. The Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz government has a habit of going overboard with current expenditures. It has now become its legacy. As for the almost Rs. 1 trillion allocated for defense that seems to be only a white flag that it is waving. 'This Is Deceit' Mustafa Nazir Ahmad - Islamabad-based development professional specialising in budget analysis One had hoped against hope that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government would wake up to reality while presenting its last federal budget of the current tenure and, for once, share the real picture ? albeit dark and gloomy ? of the economy with the people. Instead, the short-sightedness, mockery of economic policymaking or, if you want to put it plainly, deceit it has resorted to is unparalleled in Pakistan?s history, which has seen ?ingenious? bankers like Shaukat Aziz at the helm of affairs. Take the current expenditure, for example. The government estimates to spend Rs. 3,477 billion on account of current expenditure during the next fiscal year. Despite its rhetoric of keeping current expenditure ?under tight control?, this is laughable, to say the least. In 2013-14, our current expenditure as per the Ministry of Finance?s data, still available on its website, stood at Rs. 4,005 billion. In 2014-15, it increased by 11 percent and in 2015-2016 it further went up by 6 percent to Rs. 4,694 billion. In the first nine months of the outgoing fiscal year (July 2016-March 2017), Rs. 3,605 billion have been spent on account of current expenditure, thereby implying that by June the figure would reach at least Rs. 5 trillion. Now, how would the government be able to reduce the current expenditure in the next fiscal year is a million dollar question, particularly with 10 percent increase in the salaries of civil and armed forces employees. Even by a conservative estimate, considering the populist measures necessitated by an election year, Pakistan would be spending something to the tune of Rs. 5,300 billion on account of current expenditure in the next fiscal year. What would this leave us with? To answer this question, just add Rs. 1,800 billion to the budget deficit, as well as the interest all of us Pakistanis would be paying on it as Ishaq Dar resorts to bank borrowings at higher rates. Where's The Money For Education? Baela Raza Jamil is the CEO of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) and Commissioner for the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity The budget speech by the finance minister was peppered with bold assertions of achievements. What was worthy to note is the enhanced fiscal space this budget has offered, due to the increase in tax to GDP ratio from under 10 percent to 12.6 percent (ideal it is 20 percent). What does this improvement mean? Will Pakistan now have more funds to spend, in sector such as education? Will our GDP allocation to education go up to four percent, as promised by the prime minister? According to the finance minister, Pakistan's gross national income per capita in 2017 is now $1,610 - up from $490 in 2000 - whilst development indicators, such as life expectancy and infant mortality, have also improved. Yet, even as Pakistan?s income levels go up, some 22.6 million children in the country are deprived of an education in spite of Article 25 A being passed in 2010. So while incomes in Pakistan have grown, the country?s education investments are too limited and the existing resources often do not produce the needed results. Even today, in the fifth budget, the education allocation remains low. Pakistan, like many other lower-middle-income countries, will require additional external help estimated at about $1 billion annually over the next 15 years. Will Pakistan be eligible to borrow as it moves up the income ladder, but has tragically low indicators of human development? These are the hard questions to ask at this point Note: The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Geo News, The News or the Jang Group
  10. KARACHI: Legal experts have opined on Thursday that the decision of International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Kulbhushan Jadhav's case is provisional and the court will take its time to reach a final decision on the matter. Speaking in Geo News' show 'Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath' International Legal Advisor South Asia of International Commission of Jurist Reema Omer said: ?In the laymen`s term, it is an interim order. Till now the jurisdiction of the court and merit has not yet been decided,? Talking about the decision, she said that Pakistan cannot execute Jadhav till the ICJ's proceeding are going on. She further said that the ICJ`s proceedings will continue for a number of months or years. ?It takes two-three years in such cases and often the provisional judgment calls for a stay,? Omer added. ?Pakistan is a party to the Vienna Convention. It has to abide by the rules. To say that Pakistani lawyer talked for 40 mins, not 90 ? is an excuse and a diversion.? ICJ stays execution of Indian spy Jadhav pending final decision Pakistan shall take all measures to ensure Jadhav isn't executed till court's final decision: ICJ ICJ press release on Kulbhushan Jadhav case The International Court of Justice stated that it had jurisdiction in the case The legal expert said that Indians have raised an article of Vienna Convention in their argument. ?Indians have raised Article 36 which is simple that if there is a dispute on a treaty signed by two parties then ICJ will resolve the dispute,? she said. ?The discussion on the case turned political than legal that is why people became little surprise but those who have followed such cases knew that this is the decision which was meant to come. It?s a death penalty case ? a matter of life and death for someone.? Meanwhile, former judge of the International Criminal Tribunal Justice Ali Nawaz Chohan also said that the decision was an interim order. ?It's still in Pakistan's domestic jurisdiction to make a new court or tribunal while keeping in light the due process of law.? The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav until a final decision in the proceedings. "Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings," ordered Judge Ronny Abraham, president of the court, as he announced the decision. The ICJ rejected Pakistan's stance and stated that the court had jurisdiction and would hear the case and seek arguments from both parties. Judge Abraham stated that the ICJ had prima facie jurisdiction under Article 1 of the Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention. The court further observed that the existence of a 2008 bilateral agreement on consular relations between India and Pakistan does not change its conclusion on the issue of jurisdiction. ?Pakistan shall inform the court of all measures taken in implementation of the present order. The court also decides that, until it has given its final decision, it shall remain seized of the matters which form the subject-matter of this order,? the order stated Explaining its reasoning, the court began by establishing that based on the initial facts, it has jurisdiction over the case. According to the judgment, it then turned to the question whether the rights alleged by India are at least plausible and decided in the affirmative. The court then focused on the issue of the link between the rights claimed and the provisional measures requested and observed that a link exists between the rights claimed by India and the provisional measures being sought. The court then examined whether there is a risk of irreparable prejudice and urgency. It considered that the mere fact that Jadhav is under a death sentence and might, therefore, be executed is sufficient to demonstrate the existence of a risk of irreparable prejudice to the rights claimed by India. The court further observed that Pakistan has indicated that any execution of Jadhav would probably not take place before August 2017. ?This means that there is a risk that an execution could take place at any moment thereafter before the court has given its final decision,? it stated, adding that Pakistan has [also] not given any assurance that Jadhav will not be executed before the court has rendered its final decision. ?In those circumstances, the court is satisfied that there is urgency in the present case,? it stated. Following the judgment, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria stated that Pakistan had challenged the authority of the ICJ after consulting with all institutions and agencies. "No institution can be party to Pakistan's national security," Zakaria said.
  11. KARACHI: Legal experts have opined on Thursday that the decision of International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Kulbhushan Jadhav's case is provisional and the court will take its time to reach a final decision on the matter. Speaking in Geo News' show 'Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath' International Legal Advisor South Asia of International Commission of Jurist Reema Omer said: ?In the laymen`s term, it is an interim order. Till now the jurisdiction of the court and merit has not yet been decided,? Talking about the decision, she said that Pakistan cannot execute Jadhav till the ICJ's proceeding are going on. She further said that the ICJ`s proceedings will continue for a number of months or years. ?It takes two-three years in such cases and often the provisional judgment calls for a stay,? Omer added. ?Pakistan is a party to the Vienna Convention. It has to abide by the rules. To say that Pakistani lawyer talked for 40 mins, not 90 ? is an excuse and a diversion.? ICJ stays execution of Indian spy Jadhav pending final decision Pakistan shall take all measures to ensure Jadhav isn't executed till court's final decision: ICJ ICJ press release on Kulbhushan Jadhav case The International Court of Justice stated that it had jurisdiction in the case The legal expert said that Indians have raised an article of Vienna Convention in their argument. ?Indians have raised Article 36 which is simple that if there is a dispute on a treaty signed by two parties then ICJ will resolve the dispute,? she said. ?The discussion on the case turned political than legal that is why people became little surprise but those who have followed such cases knew that this is the decision which was meant to come. It?s a death penalty case ? a matter of life and death for someone.? Meanwhile, former judge of the International Criminal Tribunal Justice Ali Nawaz Chohan also said that the decision was an interim order. ?It's still in Pakistan's domestic jurisdiction to make a new court or tribunal while keeping in light the due process of law.? The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav until a final decision in the proceedings. "Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings," ordered Judge Ronny Abraham, president of the court, as he announced the decision. The ICJ rejected Pakistan's stance and stated that the court had jurisdiction and would hear the case and seek arguments from both parties. Judge Abraham stated that the ICJ had prima facie jurisdiction under Article 1 of the Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention. The court further observed that the existence of a 2008 bilateral agreement on consular relations between India and Pakistan does not change its conclusion on the issue of jurisdiction. ?Pakistan shall inform the court of all measures taken in implementation of the present order. The court also decides that, until it has given its final decision, it shall remain seized of the matters which form the subject-matter of this order,? the order stated Explaining its reasoning, the court began by establishing that based on the initial facts, it has jurisdiction over the case. According to the judgment, it then turned to the question whether the rights alleged by India are at least plausible and decided in the affirmative. The court then focused on the issue of the link between the rights claimed and the provisional measures requested and observed that a link exists between the rights claimed by India and the provisional measures being sought. The court then examined whether there is a risk of irreparable prejudice and urgency. It considered that the mere fact that Jadhav is under a death sentence and might, therefore, be executed is sufficient to demonstrate the existence of a risk of irreparable prejudice to the rights claimed by India. The court further observed that Pakistan has indicated that any execution of Jadhav would probably not take place before August 2017. ?This means that there is a risk that an execution could take place at any moment thereafter before the court has given its final decision,? it stated, adding that Pakistan has [also] not given any assurance that Jadhav will not be executed before the court has rendered its final decision. ?In those circumstances, the court is satisfied that there is urgency in the present case,? it stated. Following the judgment, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria stated that Pakistan had challenged the authority of the ICJ after consulting with all institutions and agencies. "No institution can be party to Pakistan's national security," Zakaria said.
  12. Surgery won’t cure chronic knee pain, “locking,” “clicking,” a torn meniscus, or other problems related to knee arthritis, according to a panel of international experts. Every year, more than two million people with degenerative knee problems have arthroscopic surgery, in which a surgeon inserts a tiny camera into the knee and uses small instruments to try to fix what’s wrong. But guidelines published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal recommend against the procedure for just about everyone with knee arthritis. “It does more harm than good,” Dr Reed Siemieniuk, chair of the guideline panel, told Reuters Health by email. “Most patients experience improvement after arthroscopy, but in many cases, this is probably wrongly attributed to the surgery itself rather than to the natural course of the disease, a placebo effect, or (other) interventions like painkillers and exercise.” In addition, the procedure is costly - up to $3 billion annually in the US alone - and there’s a risk of rare but serious adverse effects such as blood clots or infection, said Siemieniuk, who works in the department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The panel, made up of surgeons, physical therapists, clinicians and patients, analysed data from 13 randomised controlled trials - the gold standard way to test medical procedures - involving a total of 1,668 patients. The trials compared knee arthroscopy to conservative treatments such as exercise and painkillers. The panelists also reviewed 12 less-rigorous studies of close to two million patients that looked at complications from the procedure. After considering the balance of benefits, harms and burdens of knee arthroscopy, as well as the quality of the evidence for each outcome, the panel made a “strong recommendation against arthroscopy.” The evidence shows a less than 15 percent probability of “small or very small improvement in short-term pain and function” from the procedure, and improvements would likely last less than a year, the panelists noted. They thought it was more important to avoid postoperative limitations such as pain, swelling and restricted activity, and the risk of adverse effects. “Chronic knee pain can be incredibly frustrating to live with - both for the person experiencing the pain and for their doctors,” Siemieniuk said. “The problem is that none of the current options cure the pain. Most people will continue to live with some pain even with weight loss, physical therapy, and painkillers. Knee replacement surgery also has important limitations and should be delayed as long as possible. So it's no surprise that many placed their hopes in arthroscopic knee surgery.” Still, he said, “We believe that no one or almost no one would want this surgery if they understand the evidence.” If you have chronic knee pain, “double down on efforts for things we know work - for example, weight loss and physical therapy,” he advised. “Also, talk to your healthcare provider (doctor, physical therapist) about strategies to reduce the physical stress on the knee that exacerbates the pain,” he added. Dr Joseph Bosco, vice-chair at NYU Langone Orthopedics in New York City, told Reuters Health, “In general I agree with the findings and support most of the conclusions.” “The only issue is that in the study with the strongest evidence, the operative group did not do physical therapy,” he said by email. “That is not consistent with how we treat our patients. Almost all patients get physical therapy following knee arthroscopies.” “Cortisone injections, physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications work as well or better than surgery for most degenerative meniscal tears,” said Bosco, who was not involved in developing the guidelines. However, he added, a small group of people “who (also) have mechanical symptoms, localised pain, and acute onset of pain will benefit, so a blanket recommendation against all surgery for degenerative meniscal tears is not appropriate.”
  13. LONDON: Hospitals across England were being forced to divert emergency cases on Friday after suffering a suspected national cyber attack. Among them was the Barts Health group which manages major central London hospitals including The Royal London and St Bartholomew's. "We are experiencing a major IT disruption and there are delays at all of our hospitals," it said. "We have activated our major incident plan to make sure we can maintain the safety and welfare of patients. Ambulances are being diverted to neighboring hospitals." Patients requiring emergency treatment across England were diverted away from the hospitals affected and the public was advised to only seek medical care for acute medical conditions. Reuters was unable to independently verify whether the hospitals were the subject of a concerted cyber attack ahead of the June 8 election. Britain's National Crime Agency said it was aware of the reports of a cyber attack but made no further comment. The National Health Service (NHS) said it was responding to the incidents. "We are aware of a cyber security incident and we are working on a response," said a spokesman for NHS Digital, a division of the NHS which handles information technology issues. There was no immediate comment from the Health Ministry. Earlier on Friday, Spain's government warned that a large number of companies had been attacked by cyber criminals who infected computers with malicious software known as “ransomware” that locks up computers and demands ransoms to restore access.
  14. A single shot was fired by a police officer in a Berlin hospital on Thursday, and the person struck was injured, a police spokesman said, without providing further details. Broadcaster RBB reported on Twitter that police had sealed off a wide area around the hospital, which is located in the Kreuzberg district of Germany's capital.
  15. The meme game of ‘Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe’ is probably stronger than your muscles, and why not? It’s probably one thing that has made Amrish Puri famous posthumously and ensured we all continue missing his wondrous performances. So, we wondered what would happen if someone said ‘yes’ to ‘aao kabhi haveli pe’, and our genealogy of events are interesting. When a woman is spotted and is considered eligible for that invite: If someone is roughing you up and you want to settle that score, the just invite the god damn dude to the ‘Haveli’ What happens at the ‘Haveli’, stays at the ‘Haveli’ It’s not a lonely place. The Haveli turns into a party hall at night. But did you ever wonder where did the ‘Haveli’ come from?
  16. If Sachin Tendulkar is considered the god of cricket, then Amitabh Bachchan is clearly the godfather of the Indian film industry. The Bollywood megastar has insane fan-following and his movies have enthralled us all over the years. But, while the legendary actor boasts of an impeccable set of acting skills, his love for the Indian team and cricket is now known across the globe. Whether it's an international tournament or the IPL, Mr Bachchan has been known to keep close tabs on the sport. With the tenth edition of the IPL in progress, Big B has once again found it hard to keep away from following his favourite team, the Mumbai Indians, this season. And, we can't really blame him, given the sublime form of Mumbai in the IPL 2017 so far. Twitter Just like a billion other cricket fans in the country, the 74-year-old cheers for every Mumbai win and gets sad with their rare defeat. And, Mumbai's recent defeat against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), evoked strong reactions from the Bollywood actor. While Mumbai lost the game by a mere three runs, Mr Bachchan appeared to have lost his mind when he took to Twitter to point out an error by the umpire in the last over of the match. T 2504 - That was a wide ball in the last over, by miles !! Not giving it has cost MI the game .. !! AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHH !!! pic.twitter.com/GHj5mRK2dY — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 24, 2017 On the third delivery of the final over, Jaydev Unadkat floated a slower delivery outside off after Rohit Sharma - looking to go towards the leg side - shuffled a long way across the off-stump. Since, the Mumbai captain had moved towards the off stump, the umpire rightly termed it as a fair delivery. Twitter But, just like Rohit who came seething down the track to confront the umpire over his call, Mr Bachchan, too, erred in judgement. And, Twitterati - irrespective of Big B's popularity and stature - didn't shy away from pointing out his mistake. @SrBachchan LEARN CRICKET SIR. THAT WASN'T A WIDE BALL. ? — ᏢᎪᎡᏙᎬᏚᎻ ? (@prvs8) April 24, 2017 @prvs8 @SrBachchan Watch the replay and be educational about the cricket rules — bhargav chaudhari (@Bugs1586) April 24, 2017 @SrBachchan Sorry Mr #Bachchan you are an expert actor. I respect it, but not an #umpire on field. Respect it #MIvsPune #MIvRPS #ipl #VIVOIPL — Vikant Sahay (@vikantsahay) April 24, 2017 @SrBachchan Hahaha! Don't fret Sir! Pune deserved the win tonight! #MIvRPS — Rajesh Kejriwal (@raj20k) April 24, 2017 @SrBachchan Don't be biased sir umpires were not against #MI ,hard luck but everyday is not goldenday #MIvRPS — Shlok Agrawal (@agrawal_shlok) April 24, 2017 @SrBachchan No it wasn't sir. When batsman moves in his crease, then ball can't be given wide w. r. t. to the line. Very fare rule. #sportsmanship — Harendra Bhadoria (@kkingofheartz) April 24, 2017 @SrBachchan Sirji that wasn't a wide ..mumbaikar so critical of the loss — Avinash Kolla (@AVINASH1210) April 24, 2017 @SrBachchan Sir u r Wrong ....That Wide Ball... Sir see again replay Rohit Sharma also moved too much towards Offside.....sorry sir.. Love u — Amit Vijay Palav (@Amitpalav_AIC) April 24, 2017 @SrBachchan Mr bachan. Learn the cricket rules and then talk. — Effy Malik (@EffyMalik) April 24, 2017
  17. Calling someone a ‘chinki’ or a ‘nigga’ comes so naturally to us that we forget that these are not jokes, these are racially abusive terms that can severely affect one’s confidence. Neither do we think twice about the repercussions nor do we consider the age of the person we are targeting. In a rather sick and shocking incident, an elderly man was subjected to this racial abuse at the Delhi metro, because he had a beard and no moustache and ‘looked like a Muslim’. © Facebook This sordid incident was brought to light by Kavita Krishnan, Secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association, on her Facebook post. A senior citizen was looking for a seat and requested two young men, who had occupied the seats reserved for the senior citizens, to give the seat to him. Instead of obliging him, those two men allegedly said “these seats are for Hindustanis and not Pakistanis” and humiliated him and even asked him to go to Pakistan. © Facebook First of all, if the seat is reserved for the elderly people, you can’t refuse them and secondly, you just can’t assume a guy to be a Muslim by the way he looks. This entire ordeal was witnessed by a fellow traveler, Comrade Santosh Roy, who even intervened and asked those men to apologise to the man. But, being the emotion-driven generation we are, those men instead held Roy by his collar and also allegedly told him to “Go to Pakistan” along with the elderly man. The tension was pacified only after the guards came and took those men away. A complaint was later filed against them at the Pandara Road police station but even there they reportedly kept threatening the man and saying, ‘Hamare log aa rahe hain’ (Our supporters will come). In our growing years, our parents, grandparents, teachers and every other wise person; taught us that we should always respect people, shouldn’t demean them and never ridicule or judge anyone for the way they look. Back then we nodded and agreed to everything they said, but do we really pay any heed to their wise advice today? Can spreading such racial hatred against Muslims or any other religion for that matter, be justified in any manner?
  18. Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh is like a complete package. Be it delivering stellar performances in movies, winning hearts with his melodious voice, or making women go weak in their knees with his killer looks; we don’t think there’s anything that this guy cannot do. In fact, words don’t even begin to describe the gem of a person he is. Having said that, it seems that India isn’t the only country mesmerized by Diljit’s charm and it was proved recently on the sets of a reality TV show, Rising Star. During the finale of the show, the Minister of National Defence of Canada, Harjit Singh Sajjan, presented Dosanjh with the Coin of Honour that was conferred to him by the Government of Canada. Diljit took to social media to express his joy and since then even we have been basking in the glory of the honour bestowed on this heartthrob, and dancing crazily on the tunes of ‘5 Taara’ and ‘Patiala Peg’. He wrote, “Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan Ji Defence Minister of Canada presented me with his Personal Minister of National Defense Coin of Honor given for excellence.” © Facebook He further shared the wise words of advice that the Defence Minister gave him, “It’s good to get rewards for your Hard Work but what is more important is what you give back to society.” We are extremely proud of you Diljit. © Facebook A few days back he made headlines and turned several heads when he posted pictures and videos of him on a private jet. He will soon fly to Canada for the ‘Dream Tour’ concert. After giving exceptional performances in blockbusters like ‘Udta Punjab’ and ‘Phillauri’, he is all set to sweep us off our feet with ‘Super Singh’, a Punjabi superhero film which is being directed by Anurag Singh. © Facebook Source: The Times Of India
  19. MAZAR-I-SHARIF/KABUL: As many as 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said. The Defense Ministry said the toll was "over 100" Afghan soldiers killed and wounded. One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said on Saturday at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others wounded. Other officials said the toll was likely to be even higher. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the government has yet to release exact casualty figures. The attack starkly highlighted the struggle by the Afghan government and its international backers to defeat a potent Taliban insurgency that has gripped Afghanistan for more than a decade. A US official in Washington on Friday had put the toll at more than 50 killed and wounded. As many as 10 Taliban fighters, dressed in Afghan army uniforms and driving military vehicles, made their way onto the base and opened fire on mostly unarmed soldiers eating a meal and leaving a mosque after Friday prayers, according to officials. The attackers used rocket-propelled grenades and rifles, and several detonated suicide vests packed with explosive, they said. Witnesses described a scene of confusion as soldiers were uncertain who the attackers were. "It was a chaotic scene and I didn't know what to do," said one army officer wounded in the attack. "There was gunfire and explosions everywhere." The base is the headquarters for the Afghan National Army's 209th Corps, responsible for much of northern Afghanistan, including Kunduz province where there has been heavy fighting. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement on Saturday the attack was retribution for the recent killing of several senior Taliban leaders in northern Afghanistan. Four of the attackers were Taliban sympathisers who had infiltrated the army and served for some time, Mujahid said. That claim has not been confirmed by the Afghan army. The NATO-led military coalition deploys advisers to the base where the attack occurred to train and assist the Afghan forces but coalition officials said no international troops were involved in the attack. "The attack on the 209th Corps today shows the barbaric nature of the Taliban," the commander of coalition forces, US General John Nicholson, said in a statement on Friday.
  20. By now, you’ve either tried to break your own bank account, or loan money from your parents because, let’s face it, you can’t be an adult and pay your bills and afford a concert ticket to Justin Bieber and all in the same life; nope. Billboard And just when you’re about to get used to that fact, news like this goes and hits you on the head with a club. According to reports, an auto-driver’s 22-year-old sun has been gifted a special golden ticket to the Justin Bieber Purpose Concert that’s happening in Mumbai next month. The ticket, worth Rs 75,000 is one of the VIP tickets that give concert-goers special access to closed areas near the stage, backstage and so on. That’s why it costs a bomb—and to be honest, bombs are easier to make. As the story goes, the Mumbai-based auto driver’s son is a huge fan of the singer and has been following the singer’s journey—both, on and offline. He has also been leaving messages on the tour’s official page requesting some sort of outlet, hoping to get a positive response. And looks like his prayers have been answered. The guys at White Fox India—the organizers of the concert in India—reached out to him and have given him the highly coveted ticket that everyone is dying to get their hands on. BookMyShow Now, see, I’m really not big on the whole Justin Bieber thing. But, I have to say that this is the most reassuring piece of news I’ve come across today because it goes to show that aside from all the big bucks that are being thrown into this concert, there are good souls at the back of all of this who understand that while the ticket prices aren’t affordable to all, there are those who are underprivileged out there who probably understand—better than most others—the value of such a concert that would probably impact their lives in a different way. And it is people like them who deserve to get the chance to attend such experiences and make the most of it because their levels of gratitude and appreciation are on a whole other frequency. Pinterest Bieber is close to being a phenomenon in the world in the current age and so, every young adult would but obviously know and even look up to his journey in an aspirational way. It’s nice to see the people behind such hard-selling concerts in the country having hearts of gold especially where it matters and counts the most. We hope this young kid has the time of his life at the Justin Bieber concert happening on May 10, at DY Patil Stadium, in Mumbai. And for those of you who can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to wish fulfillment, you can grab yourself a decently priced ticket for the concert at BookMyShow. No, it probably won’t be the golden ticket but it’s still something, no?
  21. SYDNEY: Austria and Australia are 16,000 km (9,940 miles) and two keystrokes apart, as European aircraft manufacturer Airbus discovered to its chagrin this week. The Financial Times, citing fine print in the company's 2016 financial accounts, reported on Monday that Airbus was being investigated by authorities in Australia for offences such as bribery or fraud. The Airbus accounts did indeed say Australia, but a company spokesman said that was, in fact, a typographical error. "It should read Austria and not Australia," he said. In February, Airbus said prosecutors in Vienna had initiated a formal criminal investigation against Airbus and the Eurofighter consortium over alleged fraud related to a $2 billion order for the combat jet more than a decade ago. The typo in the Airbus accounts is the latest in a series of mix-ups between the two similarly named but culturally distinct and geographically distant countries. Global news network CNN was mocked by Twitter users last year for reporting Australia was building a fence on its Slovenian border. In 2014, then United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon mistakenly offered his gratitude to hosts Australia when he spoke at a conference in Vienna, according to an Associated Press report. The Airbus spokesman was unable say whether his company planned to file a new set of accounts with regulators, without the geographical gaffe.
  22. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jehangir Tareen said on Thursday that he has serious doubts the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), to be formed for further investigation into the assets of Prime Minister and his sons Husain and Hassan Nawaz after Panama case verdict, will function independently and without being influenced. Speaking in Geo News show Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath, Tareen said all institutions whose representatives are to be included in the JIT function under the Prime Minister’s authority. “I don’t trust the JIT [to be independent] because Nawaz Sharif is the Prime Minister,” he said. The PTI leader did, however, add that he wishes the officials part of JIT stand up to the premiere. Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed also said that he doesn’t trust the committee to function without influence. Commenting on the verdict, he said that the judges have sided with “us” as all five of them have termed Qatari letter and other documents provided by the other party “bogus.” On the other hand, Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader Talal Chaudhry reiterated that all documents and affidavits presented by the defendant’s legal counsel can be re-verified by the JIT. He said that the committee can interview Sheikh Jassim, Tariq Shafi and others too. The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered further investigations into corruption allegations levelled by the opposition against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying there was insufficient evidence to order his removal from office. "A thorough investigation is required," Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said, announcing the highly anticipated decision following a months-long hearing stemming from the Panama Papers leak last year that linked PM Sharif´s children to offshore businesses. The verdict ordered the formation of a Joint Investigation team (JIT) to carry out an investigation into how Gulf Steel Mill came into being, its sale and liabilities, how the sale proceeds ended up in Jeddah, Qatar and the UK. How the prime minister's children at their tender age had the means to purchase the flats in the early nineties. It further raised questions regarding the letters written by Qatari Prince Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al-Thani, how the bearer shares crystilised into the flats, who the real owner and beneficiary of the offshore company Neilsen Enterprises and Nescol Limited was, how Hill Metal Establishment came into existence; where the funds for Flagship Investment Limited and other companies set up by Hasan Nawaz Sharif came from and where working capital came from and the source of millions gifted by Hussein Nawaz Sharif to his father originated from. To seek answers to the questions raised, the Supreme Court ordered the formation of a JIT to investigate and present its report every two weeks before a Supreme Court bench. The court also ordered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and his sons Hasan and Hussein to appear before the JIT as and when required, which will complete its investigation within 60 days of its formation. The order further added, that after receiving the JIT reports, periodic or final, the matter of disqualification of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif shall be considered. Observing that the chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had failed to carry out his duties, the apex court ordered the JIT to comprise one senior official each from NAB, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and the Military Intelligence (MI) will be tasked to carry out the probe. The detailed decision by the apex court comprised 549 pages, with the verdict split 3-2 between the five-member apex court bench. Two dissenting judges on the five-member bench were of the opinion that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had not been honest to the nation and that he should have been disqualified. The five-member bench led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa had reserved its verdict in the case on February 23. The decision comes ahead of general elections scheduled to be held next year.
  23. You are going to work, or you are maybe sitting at work right now. Either ways, do you ever find yourself day dreaming, drifting apart in a world of aliens? Like your workspace is full of sheep, just dancing to a shepherd’s voice? Or how people secretly bitch about that one guy but refuse to admit? Well, every workplace comes with its own set of clichés, but these memes capture the reality and emotions of what we go through, wonderfully and hilariously. when your boss comes around the corner and you grab the closest thing to you to make it look like you're working pic.twitter.com/utVJvtiskO — ㅤ (@fraimed) April 13, 2016 Timings are a bitch and whoever made that 9-5 shift, needs to die. When you clock in at 9, work for 7 hours & then realize it’s only 9:30 pic.twitter.com/tzZuDOfnk8 — Charles J. Moore (@charles270) 2 June 2016 A new employee means more fodder for gossip? When they ask you to show the new employee around. pic.twitter.com/PI6DYhmZdx — Andie Anderson (@humor_me_pink) September 26, 2016 That epiphany of why you studied so much and now you are stuck to making money every morning. Why can't you go to school instead? when your alarm goes off in the morning and you think to yourself "do I really need this job" ?? pic.twitter.com/W5xY5JtMdX — no (@tbhjuststop) December 30, 2015 Not to forget, this is the appraisal month. How my appraisal went this year. pic.twitter.com/iSbrba3ZUL — Jahanvi (@intrinsiclutter) April 5, 2016 You know how you are at a workplace for a decade, that you become furniture? When I first started my job vs now pic.twitter.com/IosnWrEtb3 — Princess ?? (@Sunna74) September 14, 2016 When the team decided to gift something on a co-worker’s birthday and you have to chip in. Coworker: It's Susan's birthday! We are all putting in $5 to get her a gift. Me: pic.twitter.com/ffpbbR9jSp — Roxxy Haze (@iamroxxyhaze) August 25, 2016 Okay, have a great day at work peeps!
  24. Gone are the days when we could watch a movie on our smartphone or tablets for free, thanks to the unbelievable offers by Reliance Jio. The 4G only operator has declared that they have no choice but to withdraw their plans for including three months of free Internet to customers as a part of their “Jio Summer Surprise” scheme. © YouTube The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has “advised” the telecom giant to withdraw all schemes that offer free Internet to their subscribers due to concerns from the company becoming a monopoly. © YouTube Reliance Jio introduced free Internet as a part of their ‘welcome offer’ which was later extended to March 2017. However, since the offer ended last week, Reliance Jio wanted to add another three months to the offer with the “Jio Summer Surprise” scheme. However, Reliance Jio said in a statement, that their customers will have to pay to continue using their 4G services; however, those who pay will be offered three months of free internet, later this year. © Reliance Jio Reliance Jio claimed, last week, that they now have over 72 million subscribers who have already paid to use their service. The recent decision to not offer free internet anymore will most likely not hurt Reliance Jio’s user base as the company continues to offer data plans that undercut their competition with a huge margin. Reliance Jio said that they will be “fully complying” with the regulator’s advice. Source: Mashable India
  25. Early in 2016, Deepika Padukone bagged ‘xXx: Return Of Xander Cage’ opposite Vin Diesel and while her fans were super proud of her big Hollywood debut, there was that expected, unnecessary comparison with Priyanka Chopra who had also signed ‘Baywatch’ alongside biggies like Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Zac Efron right about the same time. Twitter Ever since then, be it their red carpet appearances or the international talk shows they were invited to, controversies were rife that all’s not well between PC and DP! Deepika Padukone has time and again been compared to Deepika Padukone and her legendary success in the recent times and we think it was about time Deepika spelled things out for everyone. At a recent event, Deepika was asked what she felt about these comparisons. “At a personal level, I know Priyanka very well for any sort of comparisons. It feels weird on being compared to her because our worlds are totally distinct. What she wants to achieve and what she is working towards is different from what I am doing. Her demands and requirements are completely different from mine. These comparisons are so bizarre." Pat came the reply! Twitter While giving people some benefit of doubt, she raised this very valid point too. “I can still understand comparisons with Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma or Sonakshi Sinha or someone who entered the industry at the same time as I did, but I can't seem to wrap my head around comparisons with Priyanka." Well, this should really put the comparisons to rest now.