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  2. The ongoing lockdown has created a serious crisis for thousands of industries due to income erosion and additional cost of doing business
  3. It was decided that the airlines were responsible for providing appropriate PPEs to aircrew 'with immediate effect'
  4. It features Shehzad Sheikh, Yumna Zaidi and Komal Aziz Khan in the lead roles
  5. Iran announced its first COVID-19 cases on February 19, when it said two people had died from the illness
  6. The development comes just a day before China plans to lift travel curbs from the contagion's epicentre of Wuhan
  7. COAS Gen Bajwa chairs 31st Corps Commanders' Conference to discuss measures taken in light of the evolving coronavirus situation
  8. BBC quoted a Downing Street spokesperson saying that Johnson has been stable overnight and remains in good spirits
  9. A total of 172,769,586 shares worth Rs6.751 billion exchanged hands today
  10. The singer recently won the internet with his soulful rendition of Muslim call to prayer
  11. These are unusual times, and much like the rest of the world, weâve never witnessed anything like this before. Upon scrutiny, the empty roads and clear skies give way to a different reality, and raise pertinent questions besides Indiaâs immediate health and economic concerns amid the nationwide lockdown. © Pexels Relationships have metamorphosed in plain sight. Lovers who went on dates often, havenât met in a long time, and those who hardly got to see each other are now locked down under the same room. So what more has the lockdown done besides digitising romance and threatening peopleâs personal space? © BCCL We got in touch with different couples spanning demographics to find out how they are working their way around the restrictions to balance their individuality and keep the romance alive under lockdown. Garima & Ritesh It took Garima and Ritesh almost 10 years of being âacquaintancesâ before finding their way to each other. The two had been âfriendsâ on social media since 2010 but never had a proper conversation until their share of messy breakups led to some much needed decluttering, and eventually made space for new associations. What started off with an innocent DM, quickly turned into an engagement in three monthsâ time, and within the next seven months, they were declared man and wife. © MensXP Garima Chaklader Pandey Itâs been a little over a month of being married and Garima confesses to loving this âupgrade to the relationship,â and Ritesh agrees too that, âMarriage has only strengthened what we already shared.â Currently, these two are loving this extended honeymoon period due to the lockdown. Garima admits that âIt would have been torturous without him in this situationâ and Ritesh is quick to confirm that âthings are tough since the lockdown. Our mental health and daily lives have taken a strong hit. I am happy that she is around and I am able to share everything with her at a time like this.â © MensXP Garima Chaklader Pandey When asked if the lockdown has affected their equation in any way, Garima says, âThat's the thing with Ritesh, he knows when to leave you alone! I honestly think I have a much harder time giving him the space he needs. I got to work on it.â Ritesh, on the other hand, is quick to point out that unlike others who claim to be bickering a lot more with their partners amid the lockdown, âThe frequency of our fights has actually been the same. The lockdown has had an insignificant statistical impact on our relationship!â As for keeping the romance alive while they keep their individuality intact, Garima says thatâs a department her romantic husband takes care of much better. So Ritesh spills his secret formula, âWell, romance, you know, there is netflix, so chill!â *wink wink* Diya & Chirag © MensXP Diya Elizabeth Chirag and Diya like to call theirs an âarranged love marriageâ and though they may have been set up by their parents initially, fate had other plans in store. Diya wasn't ready to get married, but decided to meet Chirag for her familyâs sake. It took her a couple of more meetings to realise that she had fallen hard and fast for this charming man who constantly made her laugh. A short courtship later, they exchanged vows and became Mr & Mrs. But here is the catch. Soon after their wedding, they turned into a long distance couple when Diya had to relocate to Karnataka for her job. Thus began their days of staying apart for months before they could meet again. Diya shares, âOn a regular day, weâre too busy. Our schedules donât exactly match, so we have to consciously make time to talk. We simply hate the woes that distance adds to the mix.â © MensXP Diya Elizabeth Talk about lockdown and their happiness is almost palpable. âThe lockdown has done us good. She managed to get home just in time. Being away for so long, weâd missed each other a lot.â Diya happily confesses, âSpending the lockdown together is keeping us happy as well as sane! We probably wouldnât have taken this lockdown well if we werenât together. The worry, the yearning, itâs too hard to even imagine.â The lockdown has come as a blessing for these two after having stayed apart for months. But Chirag and Diya also make sure they âgive each other space and donât cling too much. We do our own thing but also ensure weâre doing a few things together as well, be it cooking or playing games.â Diya makes a quick note and adds, âItâs been 2 weeks since I returned home, and we havenât wanted to kill each other yet. So, itâs all good.â Sherry & Joy © MensXP Joy Joy and Sherryâs love story could have been yet another quirky, office romance for the books, but that was not to be. They were coworkers at the same company in Bangalore and despite the many stolen glances over time, never spoke to each other until a month before Joy was to leave the company. Once out, they decided to hang out and ended up exchanging numbers. One thing led to another until the two of them not only got into a relationship, but also found themselves moving-in together. Joy and Sherry have been together for a year now and claim that on most days âit still feels like an adventure. Kabhi bhi kuch bhi hota hai.â © MensXP Joy However, these two are especially stoked about the lockdown and Joy is quick to chip in why. âFor us, itâs been a year of working in shifts with even our weekly offs clashing. So, this lockdown situation has actually worked in our favour. For the first time since we started dating, we are finally getting to spend so much time together.â But when asked if the lockdown has had any severe impact on their equation over the last two weeks, Sherry confirms, âWe do have fights, but then again thatâs just our frustration of sitting at home. Otherwise, we donât think we have any complaints.â They admit that balancing their individuality and romance amid the enforced lockdown has not been an issue at all. âWe give each other enough freedom to do the things we personally like, and though not every day is the same, we do manage to work things out amicably most days.â Needhi & Akshay © MensXP Needhi Dhoker Needhi and Akshay were set up by their mutual friends and hit it right off after their first meeting at a cafe. That was five years ago, and today these two admit to have had âone hell of a journeyâ together. Interestingly, one may call Needhi and Akshay the âaccidentallyâ locked-down couple, and here is why. Needhi happened to be visiting Akshayâs family when she was caught in the lockdown with no way of getting back to her place as planned. Itâs now been 20 days since the two have been living together with Akshayâs family, and Needhi admits to actually liking this little âsneak peek into the future.â © Pexels These two share a pretty easy-going relationship, love spending time together, while respecting one anotherâs need for space. However, when asked how the lockdown has impacted their relationship, they come up with a ânothing has changedâ in unison. Needhi shares that this has rather been a lucky turn of events, âWeâre actually getting to spend more time together. Between working from home and managing the house, we also make time for each other. Thatâs something we didnât get to do before since we live pretty far.â Akshay agrees and adds âwe have been able to tolerate each other so far. We both spend quality time together but also know when to leave each other alone. Between our daily schedule we ensure that we have dinner together and have hearty chats with ample flirting added to the mix. Itâs been a great few days.â The lockdown has actually worked to Needhi and Akshayâs benefit because not only has it allowed them to spend more quality time together, but also helped them grow closer. Sarah & Tariq © MensXP Sarah Malik A product of the classic Indian âarrangedâ match-making, Dr Sarah and Dr Tariqâs story ought to begin in their courtship period, post their engagement. Theirs wasnât the usual exchange of texts and lovey emoticons. Instead Tariq and Sarah bonded over email exchanges sharing their dreams, hopes and insecurities. When the day of the wedding came, it was like two friends formalising a life-long friendship, so love wasnât far behind. What followed was four years of an adventurous ride, and just over a month ago Sarah and Tariq welcomed their baby girl into this world. But as luck would have it, before Tariq could take Sarah and their baby home, the lockdown was announced. Now, while Sarah spends the lockdown away in her maternal home, duty calls Dr Tariq to the pandemic-fighting frontlines. © MensXP Sarah Malik The two of them have hardly met since, and thatâs been a difficult transition for the new parents. But Tariq fondly says, âWe canât meet each other quite as often as weâd like. But this enforced distance has made us grow more fond of each other and we make the best use of whatever time we do get to spend together.â However, Tariq credits their âYin-Yang-like equationâ for having survived the last two weeks without major hiccups. Sarah agrees, âEveryone believes our relationship is special, I am no different. I try my best to instill some planning and seriousness in his easy-going attitude and he helps calm my nerves when I get too paranoid about trivial issues. So, at the end of the day, things balance out pretty well.â © MensXP Sarah Malik Recalling the initial period of the lockdown Sarah says, âthe sudden lockdown came with its set of uncertainties. We have to be extra careful because our daughter is only six-weeks-old. I do miss him not being around with us and also fear about his well-being amid the virus outbreak. But, I see it all improving in the weeks to come. Letâs hope for the best.â But until then, both Sarah and Tariq are relying on technology to stay connected and keep the romance going. âTogether or apart, itâs this feeling that someone is there for you no matter what, keeps the romance alive. Also, in this era of technology, with video calls and WhatsApp, one can always stay connected and in touch.â Five couples, five distinct stories. Yet, all this lockdown seems to have done in most of their cases is to give these couples a chance to move away from their circumscribed, fast paced lives and reconnect at a more deeper, personal level. Thereâs healing here, while for others itâs been nothing short of a discovery. As endless conversations make way for quiet understanding, leaving behind plain old love and clarity in its wake, perhaps itâs time for all of us to pause and really look at all those personal relationships which make our lives worthwhile. And if thereâs only one thing we can take away from all this, it ought to be that life is transient, and so are the people who make it, and we must make the most of what we have while it all lasts. View the full article
  12. Like every other millennial, I also spend time chasing different apps, staying connected on social media, occasionally stalking a celebrity and obviously exchanging memes with my friend. If there is one thing which has scared me and intrigued me in equal measure on the internet right now, then it is the Coronavirus updates that I keep reading, and secondly, it is the mighty influential power of TikTok. This app allows literally everyone to become a star in their own might, run the show, earn good money if their content is great and obviously have a pool of followers digging their content. One such influencer who managed to climb the wall of fame with a stellar following of over 25 million followers is 19 year old Addison Rae. View this post on Instagramcomment two truths and a lie & see if someone can get itA post shared by (@addisoneasterling) The TikTok influencer and a social media star, Rae was rumoured to be dating another big social media influencer named Bryce Hall and in the world of virtual fandom, that was quite a big deal. View this post on InstagramHereâs a collection of random photos (the first one is today) of me over last 5 months of my life. I canât believe iâm even saying this.. but 25 MILLION followers and 1 BILLION likes on tiktok?! AND almost 8 MILLION on instagram?! Iâm so beyond grateful and thankful. Yâall, I wish I could hug (or elbow) each and every one of you personally. My life is forever changed and I owe it all to you guys. Thank you for the constant love and support. Sooo much in store & iâm so glad yâall are with me on this journey. I love you all so so so much and I hope you smile todayðA post shared by (@addisoneasterling) View this post on Instagrambahamas, you were a dream... where to next?A post shared by (@addisoneasterling) In one of her interviews she explained how this blast of success, money and fame came her way. She downloaded the video making app as a joke and well now, the joke is on us because damn girl, you are rich and you are loved by 25 million people , and you are only 19! View this post on Instagrammirror mirror on the wall i miss @nyfw and thatâs allA post shared by (@addisoneasterling) View this post on Instagramwhy do i feel like these were taken on a mac bookA post shared by (@addisoneasterling)Addison has been on TikTok since last July and besides being a millionaire , she is now chasing some starry dreams and is signed up with a talent agency, looking for work in movies now. Addisonâs mom is also a TikTok star and has over 3.5 million followers of her own actually. View this post on Instagramdixison x nycA post shared by (@addisoneasterling) Are you following her yet? View the full article
  13. Working out at home isnât easy. The lack of equipment, the absence of the âenvironmentâ in which you have gotten so used to exercising and to top it all, finding a constant source of motivation to get off the bed and start putting your body through work right next to it, life can be hard at times. Now, while we can discuss the solutions to the last two problems some other time, I have the perfect way out from the first issue. I do not have a place to do chin-ups, I have no barbells or dumbbells and my theraband just broke. So, how do I work on my biceps, now? Here are four exercises that you can do with nothing but a full-size towel and a chair to give a great pump to your biceps: All you need is a towel and a chair: 1. Resisted Leg Bicep Curl While sitting on a chair, put your right arm underneath your right shinbone and try to lift your leg as if doing a dumbbell bicep curl. In order to add resistance, try to push your leg against the momentum of your arm. Repeat the same with your left arm. 8 reps (each side) Take a 20-second break 2. Isometric Bicep Hammer Curl © Richard Ji - YouTube While standing, step on one side of a towel with your right leg and tightly hold the other end with your right hand. Make sure that the towel stays vertical and try to pull it with your hand as hard as possible. Repeat the same with your left arm. Hold for 30 seconds (each side) Take a 20-second break 3. Doorway Single Arm Bicep Curl Stand in front of your doorway and hold the ledge by one arm. Lower your body backwards and pull yourself back up again. Try to focus as much as you can in contracting your bicep while going down and coming back up again. Repeat the same with your left arm. 8 reps (each side) Take a 20-second break 4. Isometric Bicep Curl Hold The fourth and final exercise requires you to stand in one spot and keep your arms in the typical bicep curl pose and push your biceps with your forearms as tightly as possible. If done correctly, this becomes a really effective way to end your workout with a good pump. Hold for 30 seconds Take a 20-second break Repeat the circuit for three more sets and by the end, your biceps will be burning like crazy. View the full article
  14. Itâs quite understandable that itâs difficult to maintain sanity and calm at all times in a situation like this where the entire nation is in a complete lockdown. However, itâs little too much where people are resorting to weird ways to keep themselves entertained. Case in point here is âCorona Sandeshâ. Quite unexpectedly, in the name of creativity, a sweet shop in Kolkata has reached another level altogether. The current trending topic on the internet is a sweet dish, sold by that shop, which is a sandesh shaped like the novel coronavirus. Well, their itch for innovation didnât stop right there. The shop has also designed cakes and cupcakes with exquisitely detailed icing to resemble the deadly virus that is wreaking havoc across the globe. #WestBengal has allowed Sweet Shops to open for a few hours every day.. A shop #HindustanSweets in #Kolkata has come up with #CoronaVirus modeled Sandesh & Cupcakes.. Offered free to customers along with a Pamphlet.. "We will digest Coronoavirus! We will defeat Coronavirus!" pic.twitter.com/wCnXVPzUXY â Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 7, 2020However, people on social media werenât quite happy with this innovation. Check out some of the reactions here: Crazy people Some name their new born babies as corona and covid.... some make corona sweets ð¤¦ð¤¦ pic.twitter.com/HWz4WX16Lh â Bhattacharya P (@preetibhatta1) April 6, 2020Only in India. â No hay banda (@hay_banda) April 6, 2020 pic.twitter.com/RcMuu1as28 â Pankaj Kumar Gupta (@PankajK33688284) April 6, 2020Oh that's disgusting!! â Ashwani Kumar (@Ashwani49683296) April 6, 2020I would hate to see this only no way am gonna eat it. â shazia ali (@shazia4618) April 6, 2020I mean I'd get it if it looked edible, somehow I feel like I'd get worse diseases from this if I take a bite â indira â̽â̽ (@lourrytingle) April 6, 2020Recently, the West Bengal government had announced that sweet shops can remain open for four hours every day amid the nationwide lockdown due to concern over wastage of milk and jobless staff. View the full article
  15. We've all been excited about this movie right since it was first titled Dhaka and Chris Hemsworth was in India shooting for it and had the full desi experience, which included getting stuck in traffic. But, after seeing the trailer for Extraction, I can honestly say that it deserves all the hype it has been getting. I mean, most desi people are probably waiting to watch the movie just because it has Chris Hemsworth in it, who is playing such a badass role by jumping off of buildings and fighting people on the streets in India and Bangladesh, but the trailer itself is so great that everyone should watch it. Basically, the movie follows Chris' character Tyler Rake, a black-market mercenary who has to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord . But of course, things aren't as simple in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers. Along with Chris, the movie also stars David Harbour, Manoj Bajpayee, Marc Donato, Fay Masterson, Randeep Hooda, Pankaj Tripathi and Derek Luke. While the entire trailer is full of action and kickass moments, we still decided to pick some of our favourite ones that are making it unbearable to wait till 24th April for the movie: 1. That Insane Dive From A Cliff Into A River © Netflix Now, this is how you f*ucking start off a trailer! Something so insane right off the bat is a sure-shot way of making literally everyone excited for the entire trailer. Also, Chris Hemsworth being the one doing the jumping is just the cherry on top. 2. Chris Hemsworth Having His Own âAquamanâ Moment © Netflix Jason Momoa, who? (Sorry, we still love you man) But, this does seem like the perfect crossover - Thor is now Aquaman and Marvel and DC fandoms are finally at peace. I'm just kidding but it doesn't look such an incredible shot. 3. Pankaj Tripathi Looking Menacing AF © Netflix But, when does he not, tbh? This movie will be the perfect desi-videshi crossover and that should be enough to get all the Indians excited to watch it as soon as it comes out. 4. Chris Hemsworth Channeling His Inner âFast & The Furiousâ © Netflix Have you wondered how Fast and the Furious would look like if it was set in India? Well, thanks to Chris, we know that now. And turns out that it's just a lot of dust and broken windows. 5. Every Single Moment Between Chris & âThe Kidâ © Netflix I know it's weird to say that about a movie like this, but it's so wholesome. They both seem to have great chemistry and 'protective dad mode' Chris is the best Chris. 6. Randeep Hooda Taking On Chris In âBeech Sadakâ © Netflix If a few months ago you told me that we would get a movie where Chris freaking Hemsworth would be fighting Randeep Hooda on the streets of India - or Bangladesh - I would have never believed it. But, here we are and it looks awesome. View the full article
  16. The Coronavirus lockdown has got everyone more active on social media and people are sharing their pain through hilarious memes. Recently, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher also joined the league of memesters and took to social media to share a meme depicting the excitement once the lockdown ends. Kher received a meme on his phone through a WhatsApp forward and he couldnât help but share it with his fans and followers on social media. In this meme, Kher is seen from a scene from his movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, laughing and rolling around on the bed and talking to his friends about post-quarantine plans. View this post on InstagramGot it as Watsapp fwd. It is hilarious. ð¤ð¤£ðA post shared by (@anupampkher) Later, a fan claimed that he had actually created that meme and Anupam Kher appreciated him for his originality. © Anupam Kher/Instagram After Anupam Kher shared the meme, people started to resonate with it as itâs relatable AF. Sabka yhi haal hai â THE PRASUNN KUMAR MISHRA (@Mishraprasunn) April 7, 2020Me talking to my bestfriend who is so far away from my city. â Weeb and gareeb (@tina_knightly) April 7, 2020Accurate â Jaymin (@Jaymin68120890) April 7, 2020 © Anupam Kher/Instagram Well, Anupam Kher has been quite active on Instagram and he is trying his best to make people understand the dire consequences of the deadly pandemic, which has brought the world to a standstill. With the entertainment industry taking a backseat, for now, Bollywood celebs are doing their bit to spread awareness about the pandemic through social media and it's a commendable effort. View the full article
  17. WhatsApp has already done a lot in the past to curb the spread of fake news on its platform. But sadly, it looks like nothing can stop these fake forwarded messages that we come across on various groups. And now that the coronavirus pandemic is affecting countries all over the world, it's crucial to curb the spread of fake news. Well, in an effort to limit fake news, WhatsApp is introducing a new limit on forwarding messages, making it a lot more difficult or rather tedious to forward messages. © Reuters With this new limit in place, users can now forward a message to only one chat at a time. WhatsApp will automatically detect if/when you forward a particular message more than 5 times and limit you from forwarding that to more users at a time. WhatsApp is using metadata to identify the number of times a message has been forwarded, so there's nothing to worry about them going through your messages. Here's what WhatsApp says in its blog post - "However, weâve seen a significant increase in the amount of forwarding which users have told us can feel overwhelming and can contribute to the spread of misinformation. We believe itâs important to slow the spread of these messages down to keep WhatsApp a place for personal conversations." © Reuters This particular feature will join the existing efforts of the company to curb fake news. Back in 2018, WhatsApp began labeling forwarded messages when things started getting out of hands. We're glad that WhatsApp is constantly on the lookout for ways to make things better and improve its apps. In case you missed it, you can simply use WhatsApp to get accurate and prompt info about Coronavirus from WHO. More of such cool features, please! Source: WhatsApp View the full article
  18. Lady Gaga and the World Health Organisation crossover is not something we knew we needed but here we are. She has been doing an incredible job at raising funds during this pandemic and using her platform the best way possible - raising money for all the healthcare workers on the frontlines risking their lives to fight coronavirus. And, along with the millions of dollars raised, WHO and Global Citizen have also announced a virtual concert to take place on April 18th to show support for the health workers. The One World: Together at home event is going to be a grand one, just look at the lineup - Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder. Yes, Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra are reportedly representing Bollywood during the event and people are very proud of it, of course. That's a weird way to look at it, but okay. This best thing coming out of this stupid rona is Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, and SRK on the same event It doesn't get more surreal I love it â ãã¡rike ð¹ð·ð©ðª (@meriked) April 7, 2020It's going to be great. One world together at home . WHO event on 18th April . SRK , lady gaga , priyanka and others. The way Lady Gaga said Shah Rukh Khan . @iamsrk .pic.twitter.com/tsiRFHADVW â SRK Hunter Universe (@HunterUniverse_) April 7, 2020Fire emoji is right. So #TogetherAtHome,a global broadcast on April 18. Curated in collaboration with @ladygaga & featuring International Artists like @iamsrk @priyankachopra @eltonofficial,Chris Martin, D Beckham etc..SRK & PC r the only Indian Artists to featured in this event.. @GlblCtzn pic.twitter.com/H7rv8bBGKi â Som (@SadhyaSom1) April 6, 2020Full props to Lady Gaga. Thank for making this @ladygaga and being part @iamsrk @priyankachopra https://t.co/CNttz04n4y â Bharath Rajasegaran (@Bharathr138) April 6, 2020Stay at home, and watch virtual concerts. I'm so excited that this happening. Among @ladygaga my two other favourite artists will be featured @priyankachopra @iamsrk Looking forward for 18 April. Thank you for still making us stay at home ï¸ https://t.co/YewH7jBmdJ â Bharath Rajasegaran (@Bharathr138) April 6, 2020While we still donât know when we will see them in a movie together but for now, watching them come together for this wonderful initiative sure sounds great! View the full article
  19. Ever wondered what would happen if you got stuck on an island with your partner? Sounds romantic, right? Well, looks like itâs not all roses when it actually happens. Recently, a couple has found themselves trapped in an eternal honeymoon in Maldives after the airports in their country shut down due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. Initially, newlyweds Olivia, 27, and Raul De Freitas, 28, were only supposed to spend six days in paradise at the Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives before heading back to their country South Africa. The newly-wed couple arrived in Maldives on March 22 and were supposed to head back home the following weekend. However, due to the mounting travel restrictions in multiple countries, the couple had made sure to check with their travel agent before embarking on their journey, according to The New York Times. At that point, no restrictions for their itinerary had been announced and their agent told them that all South African citizens would be allowed back home. Although, that wasn't the case and the couple is now stuck in Maldives. âItâs incredible that we get this extra time,â Olivia told the Times, adding that they are getting a generous discount off the usual $750 per night resort, but each day is cutting into their savings. âEveryone says they want to be stuck on a tropical island, until youâre actually stuck,' Olivia said. 'It only sounds good because you know you can leave.â The couple explained that they were in the fourth day of their honeymoon when they received a notice that South Africa's airports would all be closed by midnight the following day. They told the Times that flights back to South Africa are five hours to Doha, Qatar, where they would be subject to a three-hour layover, and then nine hours to Johannesburg. Hence, due to those complexities of leaving paradise, they would've never made it back to South Africa ahead of the country's airport closures. In addition, they said they considered other options like taking an hour-and-a-half speedboat ride to the main island's airport. However, the Maldives had also announced their own lockdown around the same time, banning foreign travelers. The lockdown in South Africa will last until at least April 16. View the full article
  20. Some major financial scams in India have quite literally stirred-up the country in the past. These scams have consisted of fraudulent practices, corruption, and other malpractices. Here's a list of some of the biggest scams in India that lead to huge losses in the country: 1. Commonwealth Games Scam © BCCL The memory of the Commonwealth Games being held in India is still fresh for most of us. However, it also came along with eye-brow raising headlines for the controversies and corruption surrounding the organisation. With accusations of criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery emerging every day back them, even the Chairman of Common Wealth Games 2010, Suresh Kalmadi, was accused of corruption and malpractices. It was estimated that the scam was for over Rs 70,000 crore. Gory details came out later of how Indian athletes were forced to stay in terrible conditions instead of the accommodation allotted to them by the authorities. 2. Nirav Modi PNB Bank fraud © BCCL In recent times, Nirav Modi PNB Bank fraud is easily one of the most controversial scams. Through Punjab National bankâs Brady house brand, Nirav Modi, his uncle Mehul Choksi and two senior PNB officials were also found to be guilty in the fraud of over Rs 11,400 Crore. In 2018, PNB filed a case with CBI accusing Nirav Modi and the companies he was associated with for obtaining Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) from PNB without paying up. This meant that all those companies failed to pay the loan. 3. Kingfisher Scam © BCCL From being Kingfisher's âKing of good timesâ to making it to the most-wanted list, liquor giant Kingfisher's Vijay Mallya, who absconded the country in 2016, continues to be in hot soup.) After being heavily accused of fraud and money laundering in the country. He allegedly took loans for over Rs 9000 crore to keep his now-defunct Kingfisher airlines afloat. His Wikipedia page describes him as a fugitive businessman in the most wanted category. 4. Coalgate ScamThe âCoalgateâ scam refers to the infamous political scandal that came to light back in 2012 when the UPA government was in power. The scam was essentially brought to light by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) when they alleged that the government had been illegally allocating 194 coal blocks between the years 2004 and 2009. Of what was initially expected to be Rs 10 lakh crore came down to Rs 1.86 lakh crore in the end. 5. 2G Spectrum Scam © Twitter The 2G spectrum came to light back in 2008, and the government came under fire after being accused of undercharging mobile telephone companies for frequency allocation licenses that had to be used to create 2G spectrum subscriptions. Former Telecom Minister A. Raja was at the helm of this scam. The CAG had stated that the difference between the money collected and that was mandated to be collected was about Rs. 1.76 trillion which comes down to Rs. 1,76,000 crore. In 2012, the spectrum was thankfully declared âunconstitutional and arbitraryâ by the Supreme Court and led to the cancellation of over 120 licenses. 6. BOFORS Scandal © Twitter A relatively old scam as compared to others, during the 1980s and 1990s a major weapons-contract was signed between India and Sweden. In 1986, India reportedly signed a deal worth approximately Rs 1437 crore with Swedish manufacturer Bofors AB, to supply their 155mm field howitzer to the Indian Army. Reportedly, politicians like then-Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi were also accused of taking bribes worth over Rs 64 crore for the deal. View the full article
  21. Invision Community has had different view modes for a good number of years. Forum grid view was added to create some visual interest when listing forums, and we've had expanded and condensed view modes in streams since they were introduced. We've taken both of these views a step further in Invision Community 4.5 Forum Grid View To create even more visual interest, the grid view now allows you to upload, or choose a stock image for the header. This instantly makes for a more dynamic and inviting forum list. The new grid view image headers You can choose an image from the Admin CP when creating or editing a forum. Choose a stock photo, or upload your own Topic List View For the topic list view, we have taken inspiration from our stream view options to introduce a new 'expanded' view mode, which displays a snippet of the first post. The new expanded topic list mode This immediately entices you to engage with the topic because you can read part of the post without having to click inside to see if it interests you. This is controlled via the Admin CP, where you can choose the default view, or turn off the new view completely. Other Changes You may notice a few other subtle changes in these screenshots. The first is that we now included the follower count as a metric on both the forum grid view and the topic expanded view modes. The number of followers is usually a good indicator of how others perceive the value of the content. A higher follower count generally means a more engaging topic or forum. You can also see that we've switched to a short number format to keep the displays clean. Instead of say, "2,483 posts", it will merely say "2.5k posts". Reducing visual clutter is always crucial to maintaining a clean user interface. We hope that you find these new view modes useful and that they make your community even more vibrant!
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