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  2. Ananya Panday rocks a red dress during an event. Photo: walikaliAnanya Panday is one of the biggest fashionista's in Bollywood right now. After release of her latest film Pati, Patni Aur Woh, the star has been surfing on cloud nine. Despite a short history in B-Town, Ananya has one of the biggest fan following in the country, making her a paparazzi favourite. After her rise as an A-lister, the actor has become an even more of a fan favourite receiving huge amounts of media attention. During her latest event, the actor rocked a pretty red, off-the-shoulder dress which left her fans swooning. Check out the pictures below!
  3. Photo: ReutersKARACHI: Iran on Saturday expressed interest in joining the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the $60 billion worth of Chinese-funded project enters into next phase of industrial and agriculture cooperation, reported The News.Iran's Commercial Attache to Pakistan, Morad Nemati Zargaran, who was leading a delegation which visited Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) said CPEC was essential and opened up huge opportunities for both the countries. “Iran wants to become part of this project which would surely ensure prosperity in the entire region,” Zargaran said. The Iranian envoy, according to the report, said the business communities of the two countries should meet more frequently to improve their contacts and hold exhibitions which would help in improving bilateral trade and investment.Zargaran assured his full support and cooperation to the business community for the improvement of trade activities and said steps have to be taken to deal with the barriers hindering smooth trade between the two countries. “High customs duties need to be brought down to encourage legal trade and discourage smuggling,” he said“Formal banking channel between the two countries has to be activated which is widely being demanded by the business communities of the two countries since quite some time now,” Zargaran added.Vice President KCCI Shahid Ismail said bilateral trade remains low and Pakistan and Iran must make collective efforts to explore new avenues.“It has always been KCCI’s struggle to promote bilateral trade and the chamber has a very positive approach towards improving trade ties particularly with neighbouring countries,” Ismail said.He added the bilateral trade was much less than the potential as Pakistan’s exports to Iran stood at a mere $330.2 million in 2018, while imports were around $1.247 billion.Ismail said negotiations on free trade agreement (FTA) between Islamabad and Tehran are underway. Both the countries have shared their desire of upgrading preferential trade agreement into FTA for which initial drafts have already been shared.Both the countries have already signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) through which channels would be opened in the central banks of both the countries for trade transactions that would reduce the usage of dollar account for the letter of credit clearance. He also underscored the need to sort out infrastructural constraints to enhance bilateral trade via Quetta-Taftan land route.“Regular operation of ECO (Economic Cooperation Organisation) container train will lend impetus to cargo and transit facilities between the two countries,” he added.
  4. Days after the lawyers’ attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), a new video has surfaced on micro-blogging website Twitter in which a lawyer can be seen slapping a motorcyclist.In the video a lawyer can be seen stopping a motorcyclist passing between the protesting lawyers and snatching his motorcycle keys. After an exchange of words, the lawyer slapped the man prompting others present there to intervene. After Wednesday’s attack on PIC, videos have been coming out on social media showing the violent acts committed by the lawyers.A group of more than 200 lawyers, following an earlier quarrel with the PIC doctors, stormed the hospital, vandalised property and damaged dozens of vehicles parked in the hospital premises. They had also set ablaze a police van during their assault.Three people had lost their lives amidst the mayhem as doctors abandoned their patients to escape the mob. The police have registered a first information report (FIR) against 200-250 unidentified lawyers on the complaint of an official of the PIC.The case has been registered under various sections of the Pakistan Penal Code, including 322 (qatl-bis-sabab), 452 (trespassing), 353 (assault to deter public servant from performing duty), 354 (assault on woman to outrage her modesty), 148 (rioting with deadly weapon), 395 (dacoity) as well as Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).
  5. Deepika Padukone's pictures proves she slays a classic black tee and denim jeans. Photo: InstagramDeepika Padukone's recent Instagram update has fans in awe. Her beauty, and the way she slayed in a classic black T-shirt and blue denim jeans mesmerized and captivated the audience. Padukone is an actor who just isn't known for her acting skills and talent, but the star is a breathtaking beauty as well. The star enjoys a fan following of 41.4 million followers and she sent them into a frenzy with her look, which she paired with matching accessories, namely a bright yellow belt for an extra pop to color and a matching pair of black platform heels.Check out her pictures below! On the work front, the star has just released a trailer for her upcoming film, Chhapaak. The story is based on the struggles of an acid burn victim. Check out her movie trailer below!
  6. Kim Kardashian criticized for photoshopping her kids in Christmas card. Photo: cosmopolitanFashion mongol Kim Kardashian recently landed herself in hot waters over allegedly using Photoshop in order to edit pictures of her children in her 2019 Christmas card. Fans were quick to point out in the comment section it was "close to impossible" to have all of her four children pose still for a picture and have them "acting right and still."In the photo, Kardashian and her children can be seen sitting on the stairs while her husband Kanye West had Chicago West in her arms. Chicago and Psalm donned the same grey jumpsuit, each cuddled up in their parents arms. The photo titled "The West Family Christmas Card 2019" had fans saying, "Who photoshopped north in? The lighting looks... different."Another commented, "I was looking for this comment, this deff looks photoshopped." One user inquired, "Why all the kids look like stickers?"Others stated, "I think they are photoshopped lol no joke if you look closer you can tell." One fan was extremely certain at his deduction and went onto say, "This is 100% an edited photo I'm surprised more people haven't said this."
  7. Protesters block a road after setting buses on fire during a demonstration against the Indian government's Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Howrah, on the outskirts of Kolkata on December 14, 2019.Photo: AFPGUWAHATI: The death toll from violent protests in northeast India against a contentious citizenship law has risen to six, officials said on Sunday, as authorities maintained internet bans and curfews to quell unrest.Tension remained high at the epicentre of the unrest in Assam state's biggest city, Guwahati, with troops patrolling the streets in vehicles amid tight security.Some 5,000 people took part in a fresh demonstration in Guwahati Sunday, with hundreds of police watching on as they sang, chanted and carried banners with the words "long live Assam".Also read: India passes controversial citizenship billOfficials said oil and gas production in the state was hit buy the curfew, although the restrictions were eased during the day on Sunday with some shops opening.The legislation, passed by the national parliament on Wednesday, allows New Delhi to grant citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants who entered India from three neighbouring countries on or before December 31, 2014 — but not if they are Muslim.In Assam, four people died after being shot by police, while another was killed when a shop he was sleeping in was set on fire and a sixth after he was beaten up during a protest, officials said.In West Bengal state, where protests stretched into a third day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee — who has spoken out against the national government's push for the law — suspended internet services in several districts.Also read: Army deployed as contentious Indian citizenship bill debatedDemonstrators set fire to tyres, staged sit-ins on highways and railway tracks, and torched trains and buses, with riot police brought in to disperse protesters and train services suspended in some parts of the east.Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday called again for calm, saying local cultures in northeastern states were not under threat, amid fears the new law will grant citizenship to large numbers of immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh."Culture, language, social identity and political rights of our brothers and sisters from northeast will remain intact," Shah told a rally in eastern Jharkhand state, News18 television network reported him as saying.Also read: Indian journalist Shireen Dalvi refuses award in protest against citizenship billThe opposition, rights activists and others in India, the new law is seen as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist agenda to marginalise India's 200 million Muslims. He denies the allegation.Rights groups and a Muslim political party are challenging the law in the Supreme Court, arguing that it is against the constitution and India's secular traditions.Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ally in Assam, which had supported the bill in parliament, told local media on Sunday that it now intended to challenge the law in the Supreme Court.
  8. Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photo: FilePrime Minister Imran Khan will travel to Bahrain on Monday on the invitation of King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa to attend the national day of Bahrain as its guest of honour.A statement from the Foreign Office said the PM will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including members of the cabinet and senior government officials.This will be PM Imran’s first visit to Bahrain since assuming office in August last year.During the visit, the prime minister will have a one-on-one meeting with King Khalifa and hold delegation-level talks with Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. The meeting between the leaders would cover the entire gamut of bilateral relations and matters pertaining to regional and international issues, the statement added.Bahrain's highest civil award will be conferred upon the prime minister on the occasion.The news was confirmed by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Bukhari earlier this week to Arab News.The visit to Bahrain will be the first stop of prime minister's three-country tour starting from December 15. He will later travel to Geneva to attend a conference on refugees followed by Malaysia. Read also: PM Imran calls for diplomatic solution to Middle East disputes in meeting with Saudi crown princeThe prime minister’s visit to Bahrain will enable the two sides to explore ways and means to further deepen bilateral trade and investments ties. The visit is of special significance and will impart a strong impetus to both sides’ endeavours to forge a closer, multifaceted bilateral relationship.On Saturday, the prime minister travelled to Saudi Arabia for a day-long visit where he met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and called for resolving the Middle East disputes and differences through diplomatic means.The prime minister said he would continue to facilitate all efforts in that direction with a view to precluding conflict, defusing tensions and preserving peace for the benefit of the region and the world.During his meeting with the Saudi crown prince in Riyadh, the premier emphasized upon the strategic importance of Pakistan-Saudi relationship and termed it a pivotal partnership for peace, progress and prosperity.He extended warm felicitations on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's assumption of G20 presidency and said it was a reflection of Saudi Arabia's leadership role and stature in the international community.
  9. Abid Ali scored 112 against Australia in Dubai on his one-day international debut in March this year. Photo: ESPNcricinfoRAWALPINDI: Pakistan's opener Abid Ali scored his maiden Test ton as he became the first batsman to score hundreds on Test and one-day international debut, as the first Test in Pakistan since the 2009 attacks heads for a draw.Ali’s century made him the first male player to score century on ODI and Test debuts. The only other player to achieve the feat before Ali was England’s woman cricketer Enid Bakewell.The 32-year-old was joined by Babar Azam, who scored his 13th Test fifty for the hosts on day five of the Rawalpindi Test. At tea, Pakistan reached 177-2 at tea in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 308-6. Abid scored 112 against Australia in Dubai on his one-day international debut in March this year.Bad weather hit the Test on all previous four days and only 91.5 overs were played as rain, bad light and overcast conditions affected the game. The fourth day was abandoned without a ball being bowled.But there was bright sunshine on Sunday as Sri Lanka batted for 20 minutes to declare their first innings at 308-6 with middle-order batsman Dhananjaya de Silva scoring an unbeaten 102.With gates opened to the crowd for free, about 12,000 fans were kept entertained by Dhananjaya and then Abid.Pakistan lost opener Shan Masood for nought when he drove a full toss from pacer Kasun Rajitha straight into the hands of Dinesh Chandimal at cover, while skipper Azhar Ali scored a shaky 36 before he was caught off paceman Lahiru Kumara.Dhananjaya finally completed his sixth Test century in the morning.The 28-year-old right-hander drove paceman Mohammad Abbas for his 15th boundary to bring up the hundred in his 28th Test.De Silva remained unbeaten on 102 after 241 minutes of batting, having come in with the score on 127-4 on Thursday. Dilruwan Perera remained unbeaten on 16.The pick of the Pakistan bowlers were 16-year-old pace bowler Naseem Shah, who took 2-92, and Shaheen Shah Afridi with 2-58.The second Test is in Karachi from December 19.
  10. Harry Styles's opens up about his Androgynous Style Formula. Photo: InstagramAfter a stylistic entry to the December Jingle Bell Ball in a glittery denim jumpsuit, Harry Styles set the tone for his fashion formula and effectively cemented his status as a fashion icon this year. Styles is well known for defying and breaking stereotypes related to acceptable gender norms. During an interview with The Guardian, Harry made his views on androgyny clear as day.“What women wear. What men wear. For me it’s not a question of that,” he said. “If I see a nice shirt and get told, ‘But it’s for ladies.’ I think: ‘Okaaaay? Doesn’t make me want to wear it less though… I think the moment you feel more comfortable with yourself, it all becomes a lot easier.” His feelings and sentiments compliment his recent album release, from donning a custom made Gucci for his photo cover for Fine Line, to a periwinkle suit from Harris Reed for his lead single Lights Up, or even a chiffon rose shirt from Swedish brand Lazoschmidl. “I think it’s a very free, and freeing, time,” adding, “I think people are asking, ‘Why not?’ a lot more. Which excites me,” Styles added.
  11. Move follows Trump's cancellation of new tariffs on Chinese products as part of 'phase one' trade deal. Photo: AFPSHANGHAI: China has suspended additional tariffs on some US goods that were meant to be implemented on December 15, the State Council’s customs tariff commission said on Sunday, after the world’s two largest economies agreed a “phase one” trade deal on Friday.The deal, rumors and leaks over which have gyrated world markets for months, reduces some US tariffs in exchange for what US officials said would be a big jump in Chinese purchases of American farm products and other goods.China’s retaliatory tariffs, which were due to take effect on December 15, were meant to target goods ranging from corn and wheat to US made vehicles and auto parts.Other Chinese tariffs that had already been implemented on US goods would be left in place, the commission said in a statement issued on the websites of government departments including China’s finance ministry.Read also: US axes tariffs on Chinese goods in trade war thaw“China hopes, on the basis of equality and mutual respect, to work with the United States, to properly resolve each other’s core concerns and promote the stable development of US-China economic and trade relations,” it added.Beijing has agreed to import at least $200 billion in additional US goods and services over the next two years on top of the amount it purchased in 2017, the top US trade negotiator said Friday.A statement issued by the United States Trade Representative also on Friday said the United States would leave in place 25 per cent tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods.
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  13. Men, itâs that time of the year when you and your bed have a better relationship with each other than with anyone else. Winter mornings are all about waking up and then wanting to snuggle back in your cozy blanket to take another long nap. If only we didnât have a job and didnât have to step out in the cold to interact with people, ugh! Sadly, we do and itâs time to prep up for those inevitable winter outings. Winter fashion is simple â itâs all about layering. Keeping that thought in mind, weâve picked some of the most essential and stylish layers from Monte Carlo thatâll keep you warm and remind you of your happy place (your bed). 1. V-Neck Pullovers For a casual look, this v-neck pullover wins all the brownie points. Itâs trendy and dapper. Made of lamb wool, the pullover keeps you warm and comfortable. Pull it over a classic white shirt and complete the outfit with a pair of jeans and white sneakers. 2. Sweatshirts The winter starter pack always includes the basics â sweatshirts. You can take your winter game a notch higher with these stylish Monte Carlo sweatshirts that are available in 8 different colours and come with a hoodie attached. 3. Tracksuits Nothing compares to the joy of soaking in the sun on a winter morning. It makes you feel warm and fuzzy in the harshest winter breeze. And the perfect outfit to step out in is a tracksuit. This tracksuit is a trendy addition to your wardrobe that can be used as separates to layer up 4. Bright Jackets Winter fashion is all about trendy jackets - ultimately that's the first thing one notices from all the layers of clothing you have got going! So why settle for boring, gloomy colours when you can stand out from the crowd with bright tones. At the same time not only are these trendy but also do the job and keep you warm. 5. Checkered Coats Checkered coats are the perfect extra layer that you never ask for but always need. And they work for just about any occasion â from formal workwear to winter wedding wear. With checks making a huge comeback in menswear, this wardrobe essential is sure to grab some eyeballs. Ready to add to cart? You can grab these items off the shelves of Monte Carlo's winter collection and stay prepped for the winter breeze. View the full article
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  15. DISCLAIMER: Don't get fooled by the headline. We are in no way endorsing smoking to our valuable readers. That said, how can you deny the easy connection you tapped on every time you got the chance to share a smoke with your manager? Can you recall the easy flow of conversation the two of you unlocked, the way your responses became unguarded and you ended up discovering so much about your manager - the person, and not the boss? © Hotstar The realisation is almost unsettling. It reminds us there is so much that people don't let on in a professional setting and all it takes, is moving away from the walls that bind you, and tag you by your title and job profile. No matter how rare the occasion may have been, you really cannot negate the fact that (in most cases) the personal side of your boss isn't as detestable as the boss you report to at work. Hain na? Well, we hope so. But even if you haven't been blessed with such good luck in your current organisation, you might still want to sneak up on your boss to squeeze in a sutta break with him every chance you get and here's why. © Yash Raj Films According to the findings of a research conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research, men have a greater chance than women of getting a raise and promotion when they share a smoke with their male managers. Though the same may not work in your favour if your manager happens to be a woman. Sucks, we know. Given how the infamous concept of 'Old Boys' Club' functions, most men tend to cash-in on it by sharing a smoke (or rather a light, informal interaction that follows those few drags) with their boss. The underlying logic at work here is that managers tend to favour fellow male proteges who are similar to them. © Hotstar If smoking a cigarette (or rather going on a smoke break) with your boss can change your life to that extent and offer you better prospects at work in terms of making that big jump with ease, then, of course, we will share those insights with you. However, let's be clear that we are in no way recommending you start smoking just to go on smoke-breaks with your boss and get that next promotion quickly. Of course, a lot depends on your personal calibre and achievements, and many of us really do depend on just that to help us climb up the ladder. © Yash Raj Films Besides, it is also most definitely true that this 'hack' wouldn't work on many managers who only promote people who deserve it, with or without the smoke breaks. But then again, this is just that - a hack to get that promotion faster. And just like it is the case with every 'hack' out there, it may or may not work for you. But if there is a chance that it might work in your favour, it is definitely worth a try, isn't it? We thought this was worth sharing with you guys, but feel free to let us know your thoughts on this. View the full article
  16. Siddhant Chaturvedi has been on a roll ever since Gully Boy hit the theatres and it seems there's no stopping the man. And rightly so. If you are sharing the screen with Ranveer Singh, and still manage to outshine him, you know you are meant for greatness. © Instagram/siddhantchaturvedi In spite of his impeccable sense of style, Siddhant is often considered to be a fashion renegade - one who does not really care about fashion and style. However, people often do not realise that Siddhant, time and again, has aced athleisure and normcore, in a rather unique manner, something that most Bollywood biggies rarely manage to. © Instagram/siddhantchaturvedi When you have a personality as colourful as Siddhant's you don't need really outlandish clothes and jaw-droppingly expensive stuff to look good and be a favourite among people. As Iris Apfel, the American fashion mogul said, style, above everything else, is about attitude. © Viral Bhayani Siddhant breaking into an impromptu dance routine at the Mumbai airport just goes on to show how zany and colourful a man he really is. And believe it or not, it seems he was dressed just right for the moment, in one of this year's best, laidback casual. © Viral Bhayani Siddhant was wearing a pair of black and white sneakers from Skechers called the Men's D'Lites. Made primarily using trubuck leather and meshed fabric, the sneakers actually are focussed more towards running and athletics, rather than lifestyle usage. © Skechers As for the rest of the outfit, Siddhant is wearing a dual-toned tracksuit, again all from Skechers, and a pair of sunglasses, which, because of their graduated shading, look rather laidback, thus completing the laidback, dressed-down appeal that Siddhant seems to be going for. © Viral Bhayani Siddhant is a testament to the fact that you really don't need to spend a ton of money to look good. Just playing to your strengths, and sticking to the basics is more than enough to turn heads. Well done, Siddhant. View the full article
  17. If there is one thing that Shahid Kapoor doesn't shy away from splurging on, it's definitely sneakers. Being a true sneakerhead, Shahid Kapoor loves to invest in some rad high-quality kicks. Now that he's taken a brief break post the success of his film, Kabir Singh, Shahid is really enjoying his time with his family. And while at it, he's also working some really cool outfits. Case in point, his recent airport look, take a look here: © Viral Bhayani He's seen wearing a parachute jumpsuit with multiple zippers that are even on his joggers. But the star of his outfit was definitely his pair of Rick Owens. The pair of Rick Owens is called Black Geobasket Sneakers. The pair is made of buffed calfskin and the high top sneaker boot, with its selective perforations at the heel tab and the toe vamp put together looks stunning. Take a look here: © Viral Bhayani These pair of sneakers are worth 1190 USD which comes down to 84,289 Rupees. This is not the first time that Shahid is wearing these sneakers. He's worn these before with a really cool pair of ripped jeans and also as fusion wear along with a zip-up kurta. Clearly, these sneakers complement literally every outfit that Shahid Kapoor owns. View the full article
  18. You know how when you stink so much that you just HAVE to spray on an entire bottle of deodorant on yourself? And, then you actually get in trouble for spraying so much deodorant that even the police gets involved? No? Well, one unlucky kid had to go through all of that. Basically, in Florida, a bunch of students on a school bus complained about a 'noxious' smell, and it was so bad that even the local fire department and emergency medical services came to inspect the 'hazardous material'. Any guess on what it was? Axe body spray, of course! To find the culprit behind the weird smell, Parrish Fire District Division Chief Mike Williamson had to interview all the thirty students that were on board the bus, and well, it didn't take long to find out the one kid smelling like a person who drowned in a tank of body spray. Talking to TODAY, he said, "Once I got down the line, I was able to determine it. Before I could even tell (one student) what I was looking for, I made a motion like I was spraying, and he handed me an empty bottle of the black Axe Body Spray. I could smell it all over him." © Parrish Fire Rescue What's hilarious is that the body spray was so obnoxious that about a third of the students were complaining about respiratory distress. Thankfully, none of them actually needed to go to the hospital. The chief further added, "We had heard reports from other community members that it's somehow a thing with kids spraying it all over each other to smell nice or prank each other. They must have watched a lot of episodes of 'Band of Brothers' because they would not say who did it." Well, at least they had each other's backs and that's what matters. Moral of the story: Spray on deodorant like a normal person, not a rotten fish. View the full article
  19. Arguably one of the most destructive openers in international cricket, Rohit Sharma has the ability to put some of the best bowlers in the sport to shame. His wide array of strokes often sees him cutting a sorry figure for the opposition bowling unit while giving Team India a flying start at the top. His artistry with the willow was recently in full display as India coasted to a 67-run triumph over West Indies in the 3rd Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Wankhede stadium. The right-hander slammed a breathtaking 34-ball 71 including six fours and five sixes to help India post an imposing total of 240 runs. Here he is...𤩠The new #LaLiga Brand Ambassador in India, Rohit Sharma! ð®ð³ðâ½â¨ Welcome, @ImRo45! ð¤ð pic.twitter.com/ecMsRb9rzS — LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) December 12, 2019 Following his blitzkrieg, which allowed India to secure a 2-1 series win, Rohit, once again, thronged social media after he was appointed by La Liga as their brand ambassador from India. The Mumbai cricketer has become the first individual from the country to be appointed as the ambassador of the popular Spanish football league. Hola India/España, as you guys know, football has always held a special place in my heart so this association is so special to me. And to be named the ambassador for the La Liga is so humbling. So excited for this partnership @LaLigaEN pic.twitter.com/prZFFSeHdV — Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) December 12, 2019 An ardent Real Madrid fan, the 'Hitman' revealed that football has always held a special place in his heart and he feels special by La Liga's gesture to appoint him as their brand ambassador. "Hola India/España, as you guys know, football has always held a special place in my heart so this association is so special to me. And to be named the ambassador for the La Liga is so humbling. So excited for this partnership @LaLigaEN," he wrote on Twitter. During the La Liga event in Mumbai, Rohit was asked to reveal the best footballer in the Indian cricket team. "I think MS Dhoni is the best footballer in our team," Rohit was quoted saying by India Today. The opening batsman also revealed that he prefers playing in a midfield role in warm-up football matches between Indian players. © Twitter "The captain decides who plays where. I love playing as a midfielder during warm-up matches because that's the most challenging spot. Football is played as a warm-up because it brings us together as a team makes our body active," Rohit added. Those who know Dhoni or perhaps have seen his biopic would know that football is nothing new to the former Indian captain. For someone who had started out as a goalkeeper in his school football team, Dhoni was turned into a wicket-keeper by his childhood coach after their cricket team's main keeper had pulled out due to exams. View the full article
  20. In a world filled with 7.7 billion unique individuals, it is a feat to be named amongst the most powerful people around. But it becomes all the more precious when we get to behold women who are making it to the top because we honestly don't see that as often as we'd like. They deserve the recognition, they deserve the praise and appreciation that comes with being named among the world's most powerful women because of what they have done and achieved in their respective fields, by their own merit! Forbes just announced The World's 100 Most Powerful Women list 2019, and besides all other 96 marvellous and talented women, four Indian women have made it to the list. Here is everything you ought to know about these 4 'Boss Women' who are making India proud across the globe. 1. Nirmala Sitharaman © Twitter/AIRNews The newest entrant in the Forbes' 2019 list, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ranks at #34 on the list. However, what's most interesting about her debut is that she is ranked ahead of the Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen ranks #40 on the list, and that makes Nirmala Tai's entrance all the more impressive. 2. Roshni Nadar Malhotra © ForbesWomen Ranked #54 on the list, the CEO of HCL Corporation is the second Indian on the list. That's not all, according to an IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List (2019), Roshni Nadar also happens to be the richest woman in India. A known philanthropist, Roshni makes all the strategic decisions for the $8.9 billion Indian tech giant. 3. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw © Twitter/DatelineGujarat Known as India's richest self-made woman, Kiran is the Founder and MD of Biocon, India's largest bio-pharmaceutical company and ranks #65 on the list. Biocon became the first company to gain USFDA approvals for two biosimilars of drugs used in cancer treatments. Her philanthropic initiative, The Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, works to create affordable cancer care model. 4. Renuka Jagtiani © Twitter/RetailWeek Ranked #96 on the list, Renuka is the CEO and Chairperson of Landmark Group which is based in Dubai. She has over fifty thousand employees working under her, and has been handling the company's strategy and expansion initiatives for the past 20 years. Renuka also established LIFE (Landmark International Foundation of Empowerment) that supports underprivileged children in India. All of them are an absolute inspiration for us, aren't they? View the full article
  21. KL Rahul usually has his style game on point. The cricketer has often been spotted in some really zany sneakers and athleisure outfits. Moreover, he is known to have a slightly eccentric sense of style, considering how, he once destroyed a pair of sneakers that cost Rs 50,000, just in a bid to personalise it. © MensXP As far as sneakers are concerned, KL Rahul knows his Jordan 12s from his 14s - meaning he knows what he is doing, and can actually sit you down and have a proper discussion on why investing in legacy sneakers is the next big thing for Millenials(https://www.mensxp.com/fashion/shoes/71014-5-most-expensive-sneakers-ever-sold-that-make-great-investments.html). © Viral Bhayani Recently, he was spotted in one of the zaniest pairs of sneakers we have seen in a long time. In fact, it seems that the guy who designed the Rubik's cube, Erno Rubik, designed his latest sneakers. And trust us, they are as confusing as the toy. © Viral Bhayani But first, let's take a look at that sweet Supreme aluminium suitcase that he's carrying. Like all Supreme pieces, they are a limited edition piece, which came as a collaboration between Supreme and the German designer Tomas Maier. © Tomas Maier The suitcase used to retail for just shy of $500 or Rs 35,000. However, just like most hyped up Supreme pieces that go out of stock as soon as they hit the stores, these Tomas Maier X Supreme suitcases can be found retailing for roughly double the price on websites like Lyst & eBay. © Viral Bhayani The aluminium-magnesium alloy suitcase isn't actually that expensive when you consider how Supreme banks on hype and virality to sell its stuff. Good luck though, finding a brand new piece though, if you were thinking of buying one. © Viral Bhayani Coming to the sneakers, KL Rahul is seen wearing the Puma X Rubik's RS-X Cubes. These sneakers retail for Rs 9,999 at their stores. Considering how often we have seen cricketers wear something that costs more than the rent of a villa in Goa, this is actually not that expensive. © Viral Bhayani The sneakers are actually quite cool and quirky, thanks to their bold colour block, and chunky overlays. © Puma © Viral Bhayani With a sneaker that colourful and chunky, no wonder he managed to turn the paparazzi's attention, in spite of the rather simplistic, Indian cricket team's tracksuit. A nice way to dress for the airport, by the way. View the full article
  22. The world of cricket is no stranger to malpractices. Over the years, the gentleman's game has been marred with incidents of match and spot-fixing by cricketers. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has also established its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) which continues to work towards eradicating the corrupt practices from cricket. But, there seems to be no end to foul play. Almost a decade after Pakistan's infamous spot-fixing scandal, cricket has, once again, been marred with suspicious activities this year. The Karnataka Premier League (KPL), earlier this year, came under scanner for potential venality after two cricketers, including former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicket-keeper CM Gautam, were arrested for corruption with more names expected to surface amid the ongoing probe. After the unravelling of the KPL betting scandal, another T20 league has caught everyone's attention for an alleged 'spot-fixing activity'. The ongoing edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has found itself in the news for all the wrong reasons. Krishmar Santokie's extremely suspicious bowling during a recent match has raised eyebrows with a potential fixing probe on cards. A no-ball bowled by Krishmar Santokie in the opening match of the Bangladesh Premier league #BPL2019 today. pic.twitter.com/Lvzut5d0Gz — Nikhil Naz (@NikhilNaz) December 11, 2019 Playing for Sylhet Thunders, the West Indies seamer bowled a huge wide and, two deliveries later, a massive no-ball in his first over during their clash against Chattogram Challengers. While his wide was extremely erratic, the no-ball, in particular, had a striking resemblance to that of Mohammad Amir's infamous delivery against England in 2010. And this a wide, bowled just a couple of balls before that. pic.twitter.com/SItM4IG30x — Nikhil Naz (@NikhilNaz) December 11, 2019 While the contentious deliveries had the spectators inside the stadium in disbelief, the video of Santokie conceding extras in such obvious fashion had everyone suspecting foul play on social media. Amid calls of a potential spot-fixing charge, Sylhet Thunders Team Director Tanjil Chowdhury has revealed that they have requested the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to investigate the matter. “The no-ball that he bowled is suspicious. He (Santokie) is not yet called by the BCB but I have lodged my complaint. I verbally requested CEO and Morshed (BCB anti-corruption head) to investigate the matter (no ball), Chowdhury was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. “We (BCB director) don't have anything to do with the playing XI. It is up to the management and the coach. I asked the sponsors whether they interfered in the playing XI and they are refusing to say anything. Now we have to talk with the team management and know whether anyone influenced them to play Santokie because it seems he is associated with spot-fixing,” he added. While the BCB is yet to comment or issue a statement on the allegations, cricket fans on social media were pretty convinced of spot-fixing in the ongoing season of the BPL. He was to busy counting his new find money to notice the line pic.twitter.com/or3yiLvjIT — Debashish Paul (@Deb_Paul96) December 11, 2019 Someone's made a ton of money from that — Matt Andrew (@MathewAndrew1) December 11, 2019 respect him! he's millionaire now. — mani ਮਨ੠ð®ð³ð³ð¿ (@chaotic_monk_) December 11, 2019 Reminds me of Amir in 2010 — Andy Hardingham (@HardinghamAndy) December 11, 2019 Spot-fixing? — Ali Bakrolwala (@Bakrolwala) December 12, 2019 ð° ð° ð° — Sakriya Neupane (@Sakriya) December 11, 2019 Someone needs to feed his children 𶠗 jalal shah (@IMAFGHAN) December 11, 2019 Let him earn some money barney pic.twitter.com/KZgQEiLc6W — Rk (@RamkiTweetz) December 11, 2019 View the full article
  23. With the Winter season finally setting in and the clear lack of moisture in the air, our lips and skin tend to get rather dry and flaky easily. While you can easily use a moisturizer for your skin, chapped lips, however, can be tricky to deal with. Chapped lips are otherwise known as cheilitis. The lip area is one of the most sensitive areas on your body, and does not have the same oil concentration of oil glands that act as a barrier to dryness. On top of that, lips are exposed to factors like licking throughout the day (we're all guilty of it), and cold weather. © Getty Images So, with the drop in the temperature, the lips too start to become cracked and flaky. Another reason why you may have chapped lips could be if you have extremely sensitive skin prone to sun damage. And, while a lip emollient once in a while might help soothe your lips temporarily, it's tough to find a permanent solution for this. There are however triggers for chapped lips that you can fix: 1. Regularly wearing a lip balm that has ingredients like occlusive agents, such as lanolin in Aquaphor, white petrolatum in Vaseline, or beeswax, will help protect your lips. © Getty Images 2. But using a good emollient better suited for your skin isn't enough. You also need to be consistent with the product, so apply it twice a day, at least, every day for a month. This way the product will be more effective on the lips. © Getty Images 3. Thirdly, for flaky skin that you can't get rid of post consistent hydration, use a gentle scrub. A scrub is going to rid you of all the dry flakes. However, it's important to moisturize your skin right after that to protect the skin underneath. View the full article
  24. LAHORE: A CCTV footage of the lawyers attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) surfaced on Thursday in which scores of lawyers can be seen barging into the hospital, vandalising property and beating hospital staff. The video shows an angry mob of lawyers carrying sticks bursting through the entrance of the emergency ward. The lawyers can be seen smashing windows with stones and beating up the hospital staff with sticks. One of the lawyers can be seen hurling a fire extinguisher across the floor in anger. The faces of the lawyers who can be seen in the video destroying property and assaulting the hospital staff can be identified easily. A group of lawyers on Wednesday stormed the emergency ward of the PIC in Lahore, vandalising public property, setting a police vehicle on fire and attacking provincial minister Fayyaz ul Hasan Chohan.Following the attack, a woman died due to lack of medical attention, while several patients were forced out of the building to sit on footpaths.As per the deceased woman's son, his mother complained of pain, after which he tried to get hold of a doctor but the doctors went on a strike due to the attack.Videos of the incident shared on Twitter showed police officials, clad in riot gear, were rendered helpless as a swarm of lawyers, outnumbering the law enforcement personnel, broke the entrance of the hospital. There were reports of casualties at the emergency ward of the hospital as a result of the confusion and fear that spread inside the facility as the lawyers barged into the building.
  25. LAHORE: Punjab Bar Council (PBC) Vice Chairman Shahnawaz Ismail said on Wednesday that the lawyers' attack at a Lahore hospital was their reaction to a video that went viral the previous day. Ismail said that a couple of days ago, the doctors and hospital staff at the PIC beat up a lawyer who had brought his mother to the hospital for treatment. He said that the health of the lawyer's mother deteriorated as a result of doctors' negligence. READ MORE: Angry mob of lawyers storm emergency ward of Lahore hospital, one dead"When we filed a case against those responsible, police didn't arrest anyone," he said."This is only a reaction to the video that went viral yesterday and doctors are responsible for the clash that took place."Ismail was referring to the video of a doctor who was saying that when a group of lawyers went to the secretariat and also requested the Punjab IG to register cases against doctors, they were told that nothing could be done about it. The video ends with the doctor making fun of lawyers and talking about how they were beaten up. PIC Chief Executive Dr Saqib Shafi said that the hospital staff couldn't protect themselves against the lawyers. He demanded additional security for doctors and the hospital staff. The doctors and lawyers scuffle that took place last monthOn November 24, a lawyer named Azeem Sindhu had his mother admitted to the PIC. While his mother was being treated, lawyers accused the PIC doctors of negligence. A scuffle broke out between a group of lawyers and doctors in the hospital resulting in both parties registering cases against each other. The next day, doctors protested against lawyers and staged a dharna at Jail Road. The Grand Health Alliance also took part in the sit-in protest. On the other hand, lawyers protested by staging a dharna of their own at the civil secretariat outside the office of the chief secretary.Two PIC employees were arrested on Tuesday due to which doctors protested. The lawyers blamed police for not taking action against doctors and protested today as a result. During the protest, they stormed the emergency ward of the hospital.
  26. LAHORE: Following the attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), the government decided on Wednesday to deploy Rangers at important locations of the city. According to the interior ministry, 10 platoons and two companies of the paramilitary force have been deployed in the city. One platoon will be deployed at the Governor House while another will be stationed at the area surrounding Lahore GOR I and II. READ MORE: Angry mob of lawyers storm emergency ward of Lahore hospital, one deadThe rest of the platoons, one each, will be deployed at the GPO Chowk Mall Road, Punjab Assembly, the Supreme Court Registry, Lahore High Court, Civil Secretariat, Aiwan-e-Adal, the IG office. One platoon will also be deployed at the PIC. Two companies will be present in the city as a reserve force. Rangers have been deployed in the city as per the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 4(XXII) and 5. The paramilitary force has been deployed under the Pakistan Rangers Ordinance 1959 provision seven and 10. Lawyers attack hospital staff, doctors at the PICA group of lawyers stormed the emergency ward of the PIC, vandalising public property, setting a police vehicle on fire and attacking provincial minister Fayyaz ul Hasan Chohan.Following the attack, a woman died due to lack of medical attention, while several patients were forced out of the building to sit on footpaths.As per the deceased woman's son, his mother complained of pain, after which he tried to get hold of a doctor but the doctors went on a strike due to the attack.Videos of the incident shared on Twitter showed police officials, clad in riot gear, were rendered helpless as a swarm of lawyers, outnumbering the law enforcement personnel, broke the entrance of the hospital.There were reports of casualties at the emergency ward of the hospital as a result of the confusion and fear that spread inside the facility as the lawyers barged into the building. It was not clear why the group of lawyers stormed the cardiology hospital.
  27. Federal Interior Minister Ijaz Shah on Wednesday constituted a high-level inquiry committee to investigate the lawyers attack that took place at Lahore’s Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC).The interior minister wondered why the attack had taken place when issues between the lawyers and doctors had been resolved. “Action will be taken against anyone involved in the attack”, he said. "Hospitals have their own security but they can’t control a mob comprising of four to five thousand people,” he said.“I think the lawyers got upset after a video went viral on social media,” he added. He also said that a month ago, tensions between doctors and lawyers were resolved.Shehbaz Sharif and Ahsan Iqbal react to lawyers attackPML-N President Shehbaz Sharif said that the law of the land was "torn into pieces". Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal criticised the government saying that “Where was the government today?” Marriyum Aurangzeb's condemnation Death of patients who were undergoing treatment in the hospital is saddening, said Pakistan Muslim League’s (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb."Today’s attack on Dr. Yasmin Rashid and Fayyaz Chohan is indeed condemnable. Unfortunately, this tradition has been set by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) itself," she said.PTI is reaping what is sowed against the opposition, she added. Imran Khan should come out of his hatred for Nawaz and focus on real issues at hand.
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