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  1. PM said 'all the foreigners are our guests' and instructed authorities to make special arrangements for safety
  2. The New Zealand cricket team was upstaged in their own backyard by a marauding Indian brigade last year. Travelling to New Zealand for an ODI and T20I series, the 'Men in Blue' left the hosts red-faced with a fine performance overseas. The Indian team killed the contest following three consecutive wins in the five-match ODI series before romping to a 4-1 triumph. And, then, despite some resistance from the hosts, secured a 1-1 draw in the T20I series. Undone at home, the Kiwis, months later, managed to exact their revenge in a stage and at a competition that mattered the most. Taking on one of the tournament's favourites India, the Kiwis sent the 'Men in Blue' packing and their cricket-crazy fans into a state of mourning following an 18-run triumph in the crucial semifinals. © Reuters Contrary to the popular perception, Kohli believes that New Zealand is filled with such nice cricketers that India will never be able to think of revenge against them. The Delhi lad further revealed that Team India was actually happy to see Williamson and his teammates secure their berth for the World Cup final. "Even if you want to think of revenge these guys are so nice that you can't get into that zone. It's all about being competitive on the field. They are one side that has set the right example for teams to carry themselves on the international stage. We were actually happy for them when they qualified for the World Cup finals. When you have lost you have to look at the larger picture. So nothing about revenge," Kohli revealed, while addressing reporters at the eve of 1st T20I at Eden Park. View the full article
  3. Reason behind why Kendall Jenner does not wish to disclose her relationshipKendall Jenner answered fans burning questions regarding her and ex Ben Simmons. According to a report in TMZ, the ex-couple were seen entering a New Year’s Eve party at Attico in downtown Philadelphia. The reports reveal that the pair partied all night with Ben's basketball player's teammates, and stayed well past 12. Kendall Jenner has become well known for her on-and-off-again relationship with Ben. Peoples reported on her relationship status back in May of 2019, confirming their split. A source revealed back then, "They're on a break. The relationship ran its course. She’s spending time with her friends and back to being in fun mode." Kendall has never been one to publicly disclose her personal life, unlike the rest of her family, and before her breakup became official, the star told Vogue Australia, "I got a glimpse of how my sisters dealt with (the attention( and it’s cool to learn from that,” she had said. “For me, a lot of things are very special and very sacred, like my friends and relationships, and I personally think that bringing things into the public makes everything so much messier,” Kendall added.
  4. Celebrities do enjoy a status of wealth, good health and an enormous amount of love that comes their way, courtesy their fans, but they also have the moral responsibility of doing their bit by giving back to the society. Not every celebrity uses their moral compass for the good bit but on 'International Men's Day', here are 5 men who use their celebrity status to stand up for a good cause and are actually the real influencers. 1. Akshay Kumar The 'Khiladi' of Bollywood is not just a superstar, courtesy his movies which give out great messages, but in real life as well, Akshay Kumar always does his bit to make sure he uses his status in a positive way. He made notable donations towards the survivors of Pulwama attack, he's constantly contributed for the jawans, he spoke and ensured action was taken for providing insurance for the stuntmen of the Bollywood industry, he also launched the 'Bharat Ke Veer' app to bridge the gap and raise funds for soldiers and their families amongst many more initiatives that he takes. © Twitter 2. Leonardo DiCaprio The Hollywood star is not only a great actor who is loved for his stellar acting, but also for the amount of work he's been doing for this planet. The actor is an environmentalist who also has a dedicated non-profit organisation which works for causes relevant to the planet. He supports various charities and donates continuously for all the causes he believes in. He even posted about the rising level of Delhi pollution levels and urged people to do their bit. View this post on Instagram #Regram #RG @extinctionrebellion: Over 1500 citizens gathered in at India Gate, in New Dehli, to demand immediate action on the cities hazardous pollution levels.⣠⣠According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year; these statistics make air pollution the fifth-largest killer in India. ⣠⣠People of all ages joined the demonstration, which succeeded to directly trigger action for Indian citizens:⣠1. The Indian Prime Ministers office set up a special panel to address the issue, within a few hours of the protest. The panel is due to report on the issue within 2 weeks.⣠2. The Supreme Court of India asked the Central Government and respective state governments to fix the crop and waste burning issue of Dehli within a week. ⣠3. The Center accepted that Green Fund will be used to combat toxic air pollution. ⣠4. The Indian Prime Minister asked the Agriculture Ministry to distribute equipment urgently so that crop burning is no longer necessary. ⣠⣠Despite these promises, the air is still unsafe and activists will keep the pressure on until the air pollution reaches safe levels. ⣠⣠The protest was organised by a collaboration of movements; @xrebellionind @LetMeBreathe_In @FridaysForFutureIndia_ along with other activists. ⣠⣠Photography by Arjun Mahatta and co, via @FridaysForFuture ⣠⣠#RightToBreathe #ExtinctionRebellion #IndiaGate #SolutionNotPollution #ActNow #RebelForLife A post shared by Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) on Nov 18, 2019 at 7:24am PST 3. John Abraham John has been associated with PETA for a long time and is a vegetarian himself. He's always advocated causes related to animal welfare and even has a brigade called 'Habitat For Humanity'. He is often seen running marathons, spreading awareness and doing his bit as a celebrity. Even though he usually stays away from the public eye, John has always used his image for creating a positive impact. © Twitter 4. Shah Rukh Khan The King of Bollywood is also the king of hearts with a heart full of compassion. SRK's 'Meer Foundation' supports acid attack survivors and helps them lead a life of normalcy. Back in IPL season 7 when his team KKR won the cup, SRK generously donated the prize money towards cancer patients in Mumbai and Kolkata. He has donated generously towards the flood victims in Chennai and Odisha as well, amongst many other things that he continues to do. © Instagram 5. Randeep Hooda Randeep never shies away from supporting a cause and speaking up for something where his voice is needed. The actor has been associated with Khalsa Aid and has been a part of many beach cleaning drives. He went with the Khalsa Aid to provide food and water to the Kerala flood victims and is a man with a strong sense of responsibility. He's also been vocal about other initiatives as well. He's an example of how the physical presence of a celebrity can draw attention to a cause which needs the attention of the entire humankind. View this post on Instagram Thank you @afrozshh_ fr showing us the way to actually be able to do something for our planet,our country,our future #VersovaBeach #Respect @khalsa_aid A post shared by Randeep Hooda (@randeephooda) on Sep 6, 2017 at 1:56am PDT View the full article
  5. It is a well known fact that the Board of Control for Cricket in India or the BCCI is the biggest cash cow for the International Cricket Council. According to a Hindustan Times report, the Indian cricket board is the source of roughly 70% of the total revenue ICC earns annually, so it is but natural for them to keep BCCI in a happy place and put them on a pedestal. There have been various incidents when despite BCCI's unreasonable demands which gravely costs all the other members of the international board, ICC has nodded its head in agreement, the 'Big Three Financial model' being probably one of the biggest measures. According to this model, a major chunk of the ICC's profits will go to the cricket boards of India, Australia and England because of a simple reason that they bring in the most money. So on a base level, it can be said that the ICC is a puppet and BCCI, the puppeteer. Now, the question is whether the Indian cricket team is taking undue advantage of BCCI's power in the international organisation? According to what happened at the press conference yesterday, it sure feels that way. Two days ahead of the Indian cricket team's World Cup 2019 opening game against South Africa, the media manager of the squad decided to send a couple of their net bowlers, Deepak Chahar and Avesh Khan to the press conference instead of the head coach, Ravi Shastri or any senior member of the roster, as the rest of the teams have been doing. © Reuters The awaiting journalists were livid and decided to boycott the interaction altogether because they felt it was not fair for the media and the two young athletes to have a conversation about playing squad as they had no authority to answer team related questions. What further enraged the senior members of the press fraternity was the reason that the media manager gave for the absence of a relevant representative. According to him, the younger cricketers were brought to the fore because India didn't start their World Cup campaign yet. Similar situation had occurred during the previous ICC World Cup in 2015 when only skipper MS Dhoni used to be present at the media interactions post-games despite other people being the best performers. These performers were then only interviewed exclusively by the official website of the BCCI. © Reuters Not only does this show how casually Team India has been taking the ICC, but it also shows how little they care about the honour of being one of the teams to be participating in the World Cup and the media.
  6. There are more than 8,000 sports in the world that keep people engaged while they are not sitting in a rather uncomfortable office chair, hurting their eyes in front of a screen full of pixels. To quote the robot from the second season of Love, Death + Robots, “bouncing things were close to maxing out their (humans) cognitive range”. While you would not be too familiar with sports like 360ball, Apo-Apo and Basketrun, there are some games that are holding the reign of being the most followed sports all around the world. Here's a list of top five such sports: 5. Volleyball - 900 Million Fans #FlashbackFriday to the 2018 #VNL, when Argentina's ð¦ð· Santiago Danani @santidanani said NO! to Poland's ðµð± Aleksander Sliwka! ð Keep up with the 2019 VNL here: https://t.co/4a7AQS4gWP #VNL #BePartofTheGame pic.twitter.com/Ok0KcOzrc6 — Volleyball World (@FIVBVolleyball) April 5, 2019 Hailing from the lands of Western Europe and the United States, the game of volleyball has gathered massive fan following in the past couple of decades. With more than 900 million fans, the game involves characteristics of sports like basketball and tennis. With the growing popularity of the game in India, new leagues such as 'Pro Volleyball League' are making their way into the Indian market with hopes of massive viewership in the next few years. 4. Tennis - 1 Billion Fans Sad we couldn't face off in another epic matchup, but hopefully we have a few more to come. Get better soon Rafa. #Fedal pic.twitter.com/56wGwWjEGt — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) March 16, 2019 Lawn tennis or tennis is truly a global sport. With individual talents like Roger Federer, Novak Djokowic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, all coming from different countries and making it big on an international level, the game's popularity had to grow exponentially all over the globe. Thanks to athletes like Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupati and Sania Mirza, the game was able to create a significant space for itself in the hearts of the sports enthusiasts of the nation. 3. Field Hockey - 2 Billion Fans UNBELIEVABLE! ð±ð± It's raining goals in Kuala Lumpur! Nikki joins the party with a fine flick in the 55th minute of the match! MAS 0-5 IND#IndiaKaGame #MASvIND pic.twitter.com/LeyTsfZqSG — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) April 6, 2019 Coming in at the third rank, field hockey enjoys popularity amongst two billion people of the world. With near about equal fans in Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia, the game originated in England in the late 1800s and traits of football are clearly evident in the sport. Being the national sport of India, hockey obviously has a huge fan-following in the country. In the process of regaining the level of popularity it enjoyed during the days of fine athletes like Dhyan Chand, India has dominated hockey over eight Olympic gold medals. 2. Cricket - 2.5 Billion Fans #OnThisDay five years ago, @imvKohli played one of his great chasing T20 innings to defeat South Africa in the #T20WorldCup semi-finals! Click below to watch the full match highlights! ð — ICC T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) April 4, 2019 It does not get any more 'English' than this. With its origin traced back to the 16th century in the Queen's land, cricket was a sport of the people who belonged to the higher bracket of the society. With a following of 2.5 billion people, a majority of which comes from the UK and the Commonwealth countries, the “gentleman's game” is the second most popular game in the world. India does not consider cricket as a mere game. It is a religion here and probably one of the most lucrative businesses too. Pioneers like Lala Amarnath and Sachin Tendulkar were the reason for this game turning into a drug for Indians and modern day athletes like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni continue to carry on with their legacy. 1. Football (Soccer) - 4 Billion Fans Pensar em grande ðµð¹ð pic.twitter.com/08MMNZx3w7 — Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) March 23, 2019 Like there was any doubt about which sport would lead the list. Football, which if called 'soccer' anywhere in the world other than the States could lead to a brutal case of homicide, is the most favoured sport for a population of 4 billion people across the planet. Literally more than half the earthlings follow football. With legends of different eras continuing to keep the fame attached with the sport at its pinnacle, athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the stars of the present. Only second to cricket, football boasts an enormous following in India. Having lost the momentum for quite the stint, football is regaining popularity in the country thanks to tournaments like Indian Super League and I-league. Having recently moving up to the 101st rank on FIFA's rankings, players like Sunil Chhetri and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu have become national favourites.
  7. While we're used to reading all sorts of bizarre happenstances from across the world, we have amidst us one more from the continent of Africa. A politician from Nigeria claims that people from his country are ordering pizzas from London and having them flown to Nigeria, which is about 4,000 miles, via British Airways. Which means they get over their pizza fetish by placing orders internationally, and here we're still waiting for our lunch we ordered almost 45 minutes ago! © Pinterest The Agriculture minister Audu Ogbeh has made a statement saying Nigeria is too dependent on foreign imports, which are primarily seen as a status symbol by most families in the country. So according to him, people in Nigeria, well most of them, consume imported products like rice, wheat, tomato paste, just to procure a status symbol they can live up to. 'They buy (pizza) in London, they bring it on British Airways in the morning to pick up at the airport,' the Agriculture minister mentioned in an interview with a foreign publication. © Pinterest He further criticised the locals for ordering anything from overseas as he claims it's an ostentatious display of status and class and the fact that only they can afford to import certain products from outside the country. 'It is a very annoying situation and we have to move a lot faster in cutting down some of these things,' he added. Of course foreign exports are harming the Nigerian economy in general and the government is trying to cut down on foreign imports as much as possible. Nigeria is primarily becoming a nation of importers and most imports go to the rich folk, who knowingly treat it as a novelty. © Twitter "The farmers are losing money because the processors do not have enough funds to set up factories." Ogbeh added in his interview. Well, that explains why Nigeria strongly needs to import. But come on, pizzas? How much money does pizza dough require anyway? And wouldn't fuel charges be a lot higher than making pizzas in the country itself? Something to think about, I think. The locals think the Agriculture Minister's claim is absolute rubbish though: Do you blame them? When our politicians are tired of the bread and stew many of our local pizzerias are serving nko.ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ -#Repost Some Nigerians use their phones to import pizza from London - Minister for Agriculture, #AuduOgbeh credit: @instablog9ja pic.twitter.com/T1jmCi7dGf — Daddy Freeze (@DaddyFRZ) 27 March 2019 I still can't believe Audu Ogbeh, like we don't have pressing nutrition and food security problems — Adesuwa (@TobyDonut) 28 March 2019 Hear the Honorable Minister for Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, state that Nigerians use their CELLPHONES to order pizza from London. We must resist any attempt or group of attempts to order int'l pizza. QED! This madness must stop . â¦@DoubleEphâ© â¦@Gidi_Trafficâ© pic.twitter.com/NKRIM0glgF — Charles Emuze (@coemuze) 27 March 2019 Just ordered a pizza from Domino's Pizza, London, and I was assured I'll get it in the next 10hrs via British Airways. I just hope the Minister for Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, wasn't lying. I've always wanted to have pizza from London. — No Trace (@DemGoTyre) 28 March 2019 While, we're not sure what is happening in Nigeria and how many hungry Nigerians are ordering pizza from halfway across the world, we surely do see the humour in this and we hope they get a Dominos soon enough.
  8. This is the support topic for the tutorial How to register with facebook ID and status updates.. 03/29/2016 12:47 PM = The date the tutorial was added 03/29/2016 12:47 PM = The date the tutorial was updated Please post here if you have any questions or feedback.
  9. Diljit Dosanjh is one of those rare celebrities who despite being delightfully down to earth and charmingly rustic, has managed to take his style game to such dizzying heights, that he now effortlessly counts as an international style icon. From embracing the most hypebeast-y of outfits to sporting the most talked about brands in the international fashion scene, Paaji clearly knows how it's done. Here are 8 pictures that support our claim. 1. When neither the rough wilderness nor the uber-futuristic car stood a chance in front of Diljit's multicoloured camo ensemble. © Instagram 2. Who else can make athleisure look as royal as Diljit is, here? It helps that it's all Gucci, but that's a different conversation (winks). © Instagram 3. Black and white can make the boldest of statements. Don't you just love the bag? © Instagram 4. Diljit knows how to do complete justice to the Barocco pattern by Versace. Not an easy print to pull off, we must say! © Instagram 5. Under normal circumstances, we'd advise everyone to steer clear of green overalls. But look at him go! Also, those shoes are everything. © Instagram 6. A pinstriped double-vested suit with a matching turban - if this doesn't make the ladies go weak in the knees, we don't know what would. © Instagram 7. If anyone needs a lesson on how to transform an outfit with accessories, they should consult Mr Dosanjh. © Instagram 8. Colourblocking is in, but it can be a bit of a challenge to pull off, unless of course, you're Diljit Dosanjh. © Instagram
  10. Cristiano Ronaldo needs no introduction to football. In fact, the self-proclaimed 'GOAT' is one of biggest and most popular athlete in professional sports. With a record-tying five Ballon d'Ors, four UEFA Champions League titles and a UEFA Euro Cup win, Ronaldo continues to demonstrate excellence in one of the most cherished games on the planet. Playing for various clubs across different countries, Ronaldo's hard work and sheer will to succeed has allowed him to develop an envious fanbase across the globe. While some of the top football clubs can only dream of having him as a player, his die-hard fans have already granted him a status, no less than a demigod. © AP Such has been Ronaldo's exploits on the pitch that even a cricket-crazy nation like India isn't immune to his charm. From top-notch cricketers, celebrities to fans in the country, Ronaldo has earned plaudits from every corner of India. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, who recently shared screen space with CR7 in an advertisement, has been a vocal admirer of the Portuguese footballer. And, now it seems, Ronaldo's ever-growing list of fans has found a new addition in Bollywood star Arjun Kapoor. A proven actor who comes from a family of established stars, Arjun got an opportunity to meet the iconic footballer in Madrid during his so-called 'Spain Travelogue' and without thinking twice, the 32-year-old left his star status to live the fan moment at hand. Amazing feeling meeting & talking football with @cristiano !!! Heck of a player, heck of a guy. All the best for Kiev & Russia. Thank you @amtouristerin for this... Truly #HardToLetGo #AmericanTourister #Curio A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on May 15, 2018 at 9:16pm PDT Roped in by the Spanish League 'La Liga' to promote the game of football, Arjun got an opportunity to spend some time with the Real Madrid talisman. The Bollywood actor didn't shy away from clicking a selfie with the Portuguese footballer before proudly flaunting it on his Instagram page. The post has garnered over 400k likes including ones from Malaika Arora, Varun Dhawan, and Tiger Shroff. Apart from clicking a selfie, Arjun - who has a keen interest in the sport - spoke to Ronaldo about Madrid's season so far. He also wished him all the luck for their Champions League final against Liverpool in Ukraine later this month. They had an in-depth conversation about world football and also about Los Blancos' chances of winning against the Reds. The Spain Travelogue... ðªð¸ ðSeville to Madrid .... pic.twitter.com/Xos7Ffm6vO — Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) May 15, 2018 A self-proclaimed Ronaldo fan, Arjun has closely followed the career of the 33-year-old footballer. And, on behalf of Ronaldo's fans in India, Arjun also invited the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to the country. Responding to the actor's invitation, Ronaldo told Arjun that he would love to visit India and also knows the kind of fan-following he enjoys in the country. It was a pleasure to meet you @marcbartra.. All the best for the #ElGranDerbi.. To a great night of Football ð¤ð½ @realbetisbalompie @laliga #TheLaLigaExperience A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on May 12, 2018 at 3:04am PDT Apart from meeting Ronaldo, Arjun visited the home grounds of Spanish clubs Real Betis and Sevilla. Arjun also got himself clicked in the company of Betis and Spanish center-back Marc Batra, while the Bollywood star appeared elated to witness the 'El Gran' derby between Sevilla and Betis at the hallowed Benito Villamarin stadium. Warm ups to the goals to the finish! #TheLaLigaExperience was an absolutely insane and complete one. #ElGranDerbi @laliga @sevillafc @realbetisbalompie A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on May 12, 2018 at 1:22pm PDT Well, whether you like Arjun or not, the football fanatics in India would surely appreciate his priceless invitation to Ronaldo to visit the country. After all, it's not often we get to see a football legend like Ronaldo traveling all the way to India to bless his fans with his esteemed presence.
  11. Cristiano Ronaldo needs no introduction to football. In fact, the self-proclaimed 'GOAT' is one of biggest and most popular athlete in professional sports. With a record-tying five Ballon d'Ors, four UEFA Champions League titles and a UEFA Euro Cup win, Ronaldo continues to demonstrate excellence in one of the most cherished games on the planet. Playing for various clubs across different countries, Ronaldo's hard work and sheer will to succeed has allowed him to develop an envious fanbase across the globe. While some of the top football clubs can only dream of having him as a player, his die-hard fans have already granted him a status, no less than a demigod. © AP Such has been Ronaldo's exploits on the pitch that even a cricket-crazy nation like India isn't immune to his charm. From top-notch cricketers, celebrities to fans in the country, Ronaldo has earned plaudits from every corner of India. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, who recently shared screen space with CR7 in an advertisement, has been a vocal admirer of the Portuguese footballer. And, now it seems, Ronaldo's ever-growing list of fans has found a new addition in Bollywood star Arjun Kapoor. A proven actor who comes from a family of established stars, Arjun got an opportunity to meet the iconic footballer in Madrid during his so-called 'Spain Travelogue' and without thinking twice, the 32-year-old left his star status to live the fan moment at hand. Amazing feeling meeting & talking football with @cristiano !!! Heck of a player, heck of a guy. All the best for Kiev & Russia. Thank you @amtouristerin for this... Truly #HardToLetGo #AmericanTourister #Curio A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on May 15, 2018 at 9:16pm PDT Roped in by the Spanish League 'La Liga' to promote the game of football, Arjun got an opportunity to spend some time with the Real Madrid talisman. The Bollywood actor didn't shy away from clicking a selfie with the Portuguese footballer before proudly flaunting it on his Instagram page. The post has garnered over 400k likes including ones from Malaika Arora, Varun Dhawan, and Tiger Shroff. Apart from clicking a selfie, Arjun - who has a keen interest in the sport - spoke to Ronaldo about Madrid's season so far. He also wished him all the luck for their Champions League final against Liverpool in Ukraine later this month. They had an in-depth conversation about world football and also about Los Blancos' chances of winning against the Reds. The Spain Travelogue... ðªð¸ ðSeville to Madrid .... pic.twitter.com/Xos7Ffm6vO — Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) May 15, 2018 A self-proclaimed Ronaldo fan, Arjun has closely followed the career of the 33-year-old footballer. And, on behalf of Ronaldo's fans in India, Arjun also invited the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to the country. Responding to the actor's invitation, Ronaldo told Arjun that he would love to visit India and also knows the kind of fan-following he enjoys in the country. It was a pleasure to meet you @marcbartra.. All the best for the #ElGranDerbi.. To a great night of Football ð¤ð½ @realbetisbalompie @laliga #TheLaLigaExperience A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on May 12, 2018 at 3:04am PDT Apart from meeting Ronaldo, Arjun visited the home grounds of Spanish clubs Real Betis and Sevilla. Arjun also got himself clicked in the company of Betis and Spanish center-back Marc Batra, while the Bollywood star appeared elated to witness the 'El Gran' derby between Sevilla and Betis at the hallowed Benito Villamarin stadium. Warm ups to the goals to the finish! #TheLaLigaExperience was an absolutely insane and complete one. #ElGranDerbi @laliga @sevillafc @realbetisbalompie A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on May 12, 2018 at 1:22pm PDT Well, whether you like Arjun or not, the football fanatics in India would surely appreciate his priceless invitation to Ronaldo to visit the country. After all, it's not often we get to see a football legend like Ronaldo traveling all the way to India to bless his fans with his esteemed presence.
  12. In a March video, 32-year-old Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum announced she was fleeing the emirate because of mistreatment and restrictions imposed by her family-Screengrab from YoutubeBEIRUT: Human Rights Watch on Saturday...
  13. Marlon Samuels celebrates after one of Carlos Brathwaite's sixes in the last over, England v West Indies, World T20, final, Kolkata, April 3, 2016/Getty ImagesThe International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday it will award international...
  14. The popular gay dating app, Grindr, found itself in the middle of a data leak controversy after it was found sharing sensitive user information - including their HIV status - with two analytics companies. For the uninitiated, Grindr is an extremely popular dating and hook-up app for gay and bisexual men (the GBTQ group to be specific). It started in 2009 and has more than 3.6 million daily active users across the world. It is location and proximity based, like Tinder. Users can share as much or as little information about themselves as they choose in their profiles - from their pictures to their HIV status. © Twitter The app also has a feature where it gives users the option of getting a reminder to be tested for HIV every 3 to 6 months based on the data they provided. © Twitter Grindr clarified that it has not 'leaked' the data for any monetary benefits or any other reason whatsoever, and it was purely an exercise in testing and validating the way they roll out the platform with 'two highly-regarded software vendors'. © Twitter The fact that Grindr shared this information with Apptimize and Localytics - two analytics companies that help with marketing strategies by optimizing apps - has received major backlash from the users. © Twitter However, they have now decided to stop sharing sensitive information like HIV status with third parties, and also have decided to delete the data already sent across. © Twitter Scott Chen, the CTO of Grindr, has issued a statement where it has been made clear that the privacy policy of Grindr states that Grindr is a public platform, and it should be treated as such. The user has complete control over what information to share, and one should be careful about that because it will be treated as public information once shared in the profile. © Twitter One thing is for sure, people are now surely going to think twice about the information they provide online, especially after the recent Facebook debacle involving Cambridge Analytica.
  15. Nepal are overjoyed at taking a wicket, Nepal v Papua New Guinea, World Cup Qualifier, Harare, March 15. 2018/ICC HARARE: Nepal cruised to a six-wicket victory over Papua New Guinea in Harare on Thursday to claim one-day international status for the first time. Nepal bowled out their opponents for only 114 in a play-off game at the World Cup qualifying tournament and chased down the small target with 27 overs to spare. Dipendra Singh Airee and teenage leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane both took four wickets, before Airee hit an unbeaten 50 to ensure that Nepal would become an ODI team until at least 2022, with Papua New Guinea losing their elite status. Nepal were in the World Cricket League Division Five as recently as 2010, while their cricket association has been suspended by the ICC since 2016, although the ban doesn´t affect on-field matters. The other play-off game saw Hong Kong lose their ODI place after a defeat by the Netherlands. Afghanistan stun West Indies to keep hopes alive Chris Gayle was foxed by Mujeeb Ur Rahman's googly, West Indies v Afghanistan, World Cup Qualifiers, Super Six stage, March 15, 2018 Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan praised "world class" Mujeeb ur Rahman after the teenage leg spinner took three wickets in Thursday´s three-wicket win over West Indies which kept their hopes of reaching the 2019 World Cup alive. "He is a world class spinner and he knows his job," said Rashid. "He´s capable of bowling against any batsman. We´re just trying to give him more confidence." Afghanistan bowled 39 overs of spin against West Indies, severely restricting their scoring options on a helpful surface. No West Indies batsman reached fifty, while aside from Mujeeb, Afghanistan´s other spinners -- including Rashid -- struck at regular intervals. "Rashid Khan and Mujeeb, they are top world class spinners," agreed West Indies captain Jason Holder. "There´s mystery, and they´ve caused problems around the world." Facing a must-win scenario in all of their Super Six games, having lost their first three group games and scraped through to the Super Sixes by virtue of having a better net run rate than Hong Kong and Nepal, Afghanistan appeared to have set up an easy chase when they kept West Indies to 197 for 8 in their 50 overs. Two-time champions West Indies opted to bat first but they were soon in trouble when veteran batsman Chris Gayle misread a googly from Mujeeb, who is still two weeks shy of his 17th birthday. Mujeeb added the wickets of top-scorer Shai Hope for 43 and Holder to finish with 3-33. Mujeeb was ably backed up by the rest of Afghanistan´s spin attack, with Mohammad Nabi, Sharafuddin Ashraf and Rashid sharing four wickets. For West Indies, aside from Hope´s contribution, veteran top order batsman Marlon Samuels added 36, while Holder made 28 at better than a run a ball. Holder himself made some early inroads to dent Afghanistan´s chase, removing opener Mohammad Shahzad for eight, and then striking later in the innings to finish with 3-39. He passed 100 ODI wickets for West Indies in the process. "At the end of the day, our main focus is to win this tournament. Unfortunately we couldn´t get across the line today, so I guess it´s a bittersweet feeling," added Holder. West Indies reduced Afghanistan to 168 for 6, and then 190 for 7 as what should have been a simple chase became a tense battle. But Rashid and Sharafuddin both struck boundaries to see Afghanistan home in the 48th over. "In the first three matches, we bowled well and we batted well, but we didn´t finish well," admitted Rashid. "That was the only thing missing. But in the last two games, we´ve finished well." In Bulawayo, Scotland raced to an imposing 322 for 6 against United Arab Emirates thanks to opener Matthew Cross´ second ODI century. Cross shared in a 161-run stand for the second wicket with Calum Macleod, who registered 78, as Scotland weathered the pressure from UAE´s spin attack. "It got a little bit sticky for a little while, but after that we managed to accelerate and put 320 up," explained Cross, who was named man of the match for his 114. Scotland then imparted some pressure of their own, reducing UAE to 117 for 6 inside 20 overs. UAE´s lower middle order showed some fight, however, with left hander Mohammad Usman racing to a career best 80 and no. 8 Ahmed Raza reaching his first ODI fifty. Usman and Raza shared in a 105-run seventh wicket stand, and after they fell the tail quickly folded, with Scotland wrapping up their win by bowling UAE out in the 48th over. Their victory means that Scotland now move to the top of the Super Six points table, with five, ahead of their match against Ireland at Harare Sports Club on March 18.
  16. London?s Central Mosque in Regents Park. Photo: AFP A London mosque was given special listed status on Tuesday in recognition of its architectural and historic importance, in a move a government minister said celebrated ?the rich heritage of Muslim communities in England?. The London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre in Regent?s Park, central London, was listed as a Grade II building by the government?s culture department. The special Grade II status is awarded to just 5.8 percent of approximately 500,000 listed buildings in England, marking them out as particularly important sites and giving them greater protection. ?By listing a beautiful mosque, we are not only preserving important places of worship, but also celebrating the rich heritage of Muslim communities in England,? said Heritage Minister Michael Ellis. A fund to establish a central London mosque was set up in 1910, but the Regent?s Park location was only secured in the 1940s and building work was finally completed in 1977. Although there are around 1,500 mosques in Britain, fewer than 20 percent are purpose-built according to Heritage England, which compiles the listings. The country?s first purpose-built mosque opened in Woking, a town south-west of London, in 1889. The Shah Jahan Mosque was upgraded on Tuesday to Grade I status, a ranking shared with sites such as royal residence Buckingham Palace. An Ahmadi place of worship in the Southfields area was also listed as a Grade II building. It is the headquarters of the Ahmadiyya community and was London?s first purpose-built place of worship when it opened in 1926.
  17. For anyone who uses Twitter or any other social media portal for that matter, getting a 'blue tick' feels like the ultimate goal. Even if you deny it on the surface, you know in your heart that you have always wanted it too. Who wouldn't like some social media validation? © Twitter But unfortunately, getting that much-coveted tick does not come easy. You either need to be a celebrity or a public figure or basically have some kind of influence in the society. And obviously, the number of followers one has makes a huge difference too. The blue mark soon became a status symbol of sorts. © Twitter And now, after years of demand, Twitter is planning to work on it and give us mere mortals the joy of being verified on the platform. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently revealed that they are working on a new process to verify people's identity and ensure credibility. He said, “The intention is to open verification to everyone and to do it in a way that is scalable, we're not in the way and people can verify more facts about themselves, and we don't have to be the judge and imply any bias on our part.” © Facebook This comes after widespread criticism from users when Twitter verified a few white supremacists, as people believe that if someone has a verified account, it means that Twitter is endorsing their views. But that is definitely not the case. Being verified essentially is a means to establish the identity of the person. One of Twitter's product directors, David Gasca further explained, “They think of it as credibility. Twitter stands behind this person, Twitter believes that this person is someone that — what they're saying is great and authentic, which is not what at all that we mean by the checkmark.” Now the good news is that this step by the platform will definitely make its users extremely happy. But but but, we have no information as to when and how this will be implemented. Twitter is still trying to figure out how to go about this and how they should change the notions attached with this 'verification'. As soon as that is all sorted, we will get our blue ticks.
  18. Your first date was fantastic and you did everything right. From making her laugh with your funny one-liners to asking the right questions, you were on fire. Dinner and cocktails was a breeze and she readily agreed to go out with you again. But what now? You can't do the dinner and drinks stuff again; that's too regular. The second date is even more important than the first one, and can seal the deal for you. You don't want to bore her with a run-on-the-mill drinks date again. Here are some second date ideas besides dinner and drinks that are sure to impress her enough to date you. 1. Bond Over Your Love For Pets In A Dog Farm © Thinkstock/Getty Images Nothing wins the heart of a woman better than a cute little puppy waiting to be petted. If she is an animal lover too, take her to a dog farm and spend the day in the comforting company of your four-legged friends. 2. Go For A Stand-Up Comedy Show And Take First Row Seats © Youtube_Abhishek Upmanyu With so many new standup comics cropping up on the scene, standups are pretty common in the city. Take her to one and bask in the borrowed glory of the comic's sense of humour. If you are feeling too adventurous, take first row seats and expect to be bombarded with awkward questions about your potential relationship. This one's sure to make her look at you differently. 3. Take A Heritage Walk Across The City © BCCL Nothing spells romance better than a walk in the beautiful ruins of your city. Plus points if you live in Delhi because the city is peppered with ruins and monuments that set the perfect tone for a romantic evening. Take a walk in the Qutub complex, or go for a qawali at Nizamuddin. This can be a soul-stirring experience for the both of you. 4. Bowl Her Over With Bowling © Thinkstock/Getty Images If she likes sports, bowling can be a great way to break the ice that couldn't be broken on the first date. If you are frank enough with her, be cheeky and ask her if she likes to play with balls. Just don't overdo it and tell her you have balls of steel to offer. 5. Watch A Play © BCCL Instead of a 3-hour-long movie, watching a one-hour play can be a more exhilarating experience. There is something special about witnessing actors perform live on a stage metres away from you. Check with her about what kind of genres she likes. 6. Attend A Food Festival Together © Grub Fest Food festivals have become the life of the city. With some or the other festival round the corner every few months, you will have plenty of options to choose from. Good food is the most universal language of love and the aromatic aftertaste of kebabs will work its magic to make her like you. 7. Take Her To A Concert Or A Live Gig © BCCL Besides food, what other than music to win a woman's heart. If there's no big concert happening in your city, go for the smaller gigs which are pretty common now. A live jazz session or a dastangoi in the evening is the perfect way to spend time on a second date. 8. Attend A Workshop Together © Thinkstock/Getty Images Falling in love happens over time and finding common interest while you do so is a great kickstart to the process. Enquire about what she likes or has always been wanting to do and surprise her with a workshop of her interest. Attend a workshop – bake together, flirt in a salsa session, go for an open mic event, a DIY pottery class, an acting class even – offer her something so interesting she can't refuse. 9. Wine Tasting © Thinkstock/Getty Images You want to drink but you also don't want to steer through the crowds of the city's pubs trying to hear each the over the loud music. A wine tasting session is the best way to tease the senses and get just a wee bit tipsy. Tell us how your second date was!
  19. We all know how Grand Theft Auto 5 took over the world when it first released 5 years ago, and since then it's one of the highest grossing games of all time. The game is still being played by millions of gamers all over the world thanks to its open-world style gameplay and multiplayer mechanics. The 2013 open-world crime game has had “unparalleled longevity,” according to publisher Take-Two Interactive, due to the appeal of GTA: Online. GTA V is now the No.3 best-selling game in 2017 falling behind Tetris (170 million) and Minecraft (144 million) in terms of copies and is the no.6 in terms of revenues according to industry firm The NPD group. Take-two may have newer games like NBA 2K18 and WWE 2K18, GTA V is still the biggest contributor to its total revenues in digital sales. “Our stellar results were highlighted by record recurrent consumer spending on both Grand Theft Auto Online and NBA 2K18, robust ongoing sales of Grand Theft Auto V, and the successful launch of WWE 2K18,” Take-Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick said in the press release. Recurrent spending in terms of gamin means digital purchases from gamers who have already bought the game and spend on DLC and other digital products like skins, costumes and mods. This also means that Rockstar will continue to provide support for one of the highest selling games on the planet and currently gamers will receive a new update that includes a game called 'Battle Royale'. The new mode will transform vehicle races, heists and other modes to keep the game engrossing even after 5 years of its release. © Twitter Rockstar is also busy releasing their next game i.e. Red Dead Redemption 2, which will launch on October 2 and Take-Two is promising record revenues to its investors. The game is expected to earn $2.5 billion in revenues, more than any other game in the recent past.
  20. If you've been tracking Jackie Shroff through the years, you'd know that the man's got a swing to his style. He may be a little 'Bidu' to some, a tad bananas to the others; but that's what makes him special. He was born with sensibilities off the hook. But as much as a few might hate him for them, for Shroff, that's his way of living life; and he has no regrets whatsoever. So, you can imagine, the kind of sh*t he's into: cowboy boots, barn hats, boot-cut jeans, among a million other lesser-worn pieces. Having said that, his recent acquisition that he wore to the Mumbai airport, is a jacket worthy of the biggest movers and shakers across the globe. For beginners, here's the jacket he wore: © Louis Vuitton x Supreme With reading glasses or maybe even not, every human can figure where this jacket belongs — on the runway of Kim Jones' Fall'17 show or on the racks of the world's most prestigious retail stores. Because to blow its trumpet, this jacquard denim trucker jacket is straight off 2017's biggest fashion collab: Louis Vuitton x Supreme. © Louis Vuitton x Supreme Informally, also known as the stuff worn by global style gods, the jacket has already been worn by the likes of Kanye West, Future, Jaden Smith and even Beckham's son Brooklyn. Price of which, comes to a whooping 3 lakh Indian rupees (approx.). © Just Jared © Just Jared © Just Jared Hence, let's give it to Shroff — he's really caught us off guard here. But digesting the fact in an instant now, let's talk of how he's paired the piece, his way. For one, of course there's a neck-wound, knotted bandana involved. And two, he's gone a little monotone here, with bottoms of a slightly darker shade and striped in nature. To top the outfit off, however, he's chosen to wear a three-buttons-open white shirt below (folded rather effortlessly-well on the arms) and a jhola bag, that's easily the masterpiece off any global bohemian rhapsody. © Viral Bhayani Not to forget, he's opted for dad-like kicks to complete the outfit and a timepiece that's a little too loose on the wrist. Plain 'Dada' and 'Bidu' style. Period. © Viral Bhayani For sane men however, looks like, this style sensibility isn't going to appeal as much. So, if you happen to be one of them, we'd suggest you opt for chinos/slim-fit jeans to go with the trucker jacket. And instead of sneakers and a white shirt, switch to a white T-shirt and chelsea boots/another variant of boots instead. A route, that a certain Varun Dhawan would take, you know.
  21. President Emmanuel Macron on Friday joined calls by bakers for France's traditional baguette to be recognised as one of the world´s cultural treasures on UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage". Photo: AFP PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron on Friday joined calls by bakers for France's traditional baguette to be recognised as one of the world´s cultural treasures on UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage". The call came after the art of Naples' dough-twirling pizza makers was given the nod by the UN cultural body´s World Heritage Committee in December. "The baguette is envied around the world. We must preserve its excellence and our expertise, and it is for this reason that it should be heritage-listed," Macron told a group of master bakers at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris. Dominique Anract, the head of the national confederation of baking and pastry, earlier said the "marvellous" baguette, made of flour, water, salt and yeast, should "have its rightful place" in world heritage. Along with the Eiffel tower, the baguette is one of the main symbols of France, Anract told a local radio station. "The baguette is part of daily life in France and the bread has a special history," Macron said. "It´s a morning, midday and evening tradition for the French. "I know our bakers, they saw the Neapolitans succeed in getting their pizza classified under UNESCO world heritage, and they said why not the baguette -- and they´re right!"
  22. The IPO could be the biggest in history and Saudi officials expect to raise as much as $100 billion-Reuters DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has changed the status of national oil firm Aramco to a joint-stock company as of Jan. 1, the kingdom?s official bulletin said on Friday, in a major step ahead of a planned initial public offering. Aramco has a fully paid capital of 60 billion riyals ($16 billion) divided into 200 billion ordinary shares, the bulletin said. The firm?s board will have 11 members and the power to list the company in domestic and international markets, it said. The sale of around 5 percent of Aramco, expected to go ahead in 2018, is a centerpiece of Vision 2030, a reform plan to reduce the dependence of the Saudi economy on oil. The plan is championed by the Saudi crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Saudi officials have said domestic and international exchanges such as New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong have been looked at for a partial listing of the state-run oil firm. The official bulletin said the government will propose 6 members of Aramco?s board, but shareholders with a more than 0.1 percent stake will have the right to propose a member to the general assembly. The government will remain the major shareholder of Aramco and retain the ultimate decision on national production levels, it said. The IPO could be the biggest in history and Saudi officials expect to raise as much as $100 billion. The official bulletin said Armaco?s IPO will comply with regulation of the Saudi stock exchange and also regulation of the international market where it will be listed. Investors have long debated whether Aramco could be valued anywhere close to $2 trillion, the figure announced by the crown prince, who wants to raise cash through the IPO to finance investment aimed at helping wean Saudi Arabia off its dependency on crude oil exports. A kingpin of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Saudi Arabia is also leading members and other oil producers such as Russia to restrict oil supplies under a global oil pact to drain global inventories and boost oil prices. Last November, OPEC and non-OPEC producers agreed to extend oil output cuts until the end of 2018 as they try to finish clearing a global glut of crude while signaling a possible early exit from the deal if the market overheats.
  23. This may sound uncanny, but Aryan Khan's been on our style radar lately. And much like Ibrahim Ali Khan, Aahan Shetty and the rest of the star kids, he too is only getting better with time. Because (with no surprises here), with the amount of bucks in their daddies' accounts, they're bound to stock on expensive labels, anything beyond our reach and stuff that's tailor-made (only) for the Gods. © Instagram/Aryan Khan However, on his Instagram of rasterised images, pixelated uploads and awkward square-sized crops—Aryan recently gave us a sight we didn't think we'd witness. And honestly, since he's no style God and not even close to being one anytime soon; we were quite surprised. But since life is unpredictable, here's what we spotted on the star kid's dope Instagram recently: © Instagram/Aryan Khan In case you're not aware, Aryan's wearing a pink Ksubi Placebo Paradise distressed cotton French terry sweatshirt here. A piece that's holed, ripped, distressed, peak hypebeast and 100 kilometers away from the daily celeb style rhapsody. And on the price point, while the sweatshirt retails at a price of INR 10,700, right now. © Barneys And considering no 20-year-old in my existence till now, has worn a sweatshirt this expensive, we're safely declaring the star kid as the richest 20-year-old. And for those who think an INR 10,700 sweatshirt isn't supremely expensive, we'd suggest you grab that silver spoon you were born with and give us a damn breather. Plus, whether these are Aryan's own earnings or his father's, we have absolutely no interest in. On a side note, we must also admit: only on rare occasions in Indian celebrity style, would you spot a celebrity looking this hypebeast (and flyyyy) in public. Or on social media, in Khan's case. Because to be frank, following popular culture AKA hypebeast isn't all that easy! Unless, of course, you're a Jordan-laced Ranbir Kapoor or husband to a certain Salman Khan's sister. © Instagram/Aryan Khan Back to the point, while Aryan could be a recluse to many (he's not seen and snapped everywhere), that's what makes him special to us. He may be an underground street wear Billy, but he doesn't shy away from flaunting his explicit graphic T-shirts, oversized denim jackets and pose like a Ninja on his Instagram. He's what we'd call, a closeted dresser. Only difference? His closet's worth more than your holiday home, homies. © Instagram/Aryan Khan Personally, 'hypebeast' for us is all about fitting into what's popular in street wear, flaunting expensive gear and doing what the sartorially-rich do. It's about sporting iconic brands, clunky kicks and sweatshirts/hoodies worn by the likes of Kanye West. Going by that theory, looks like, Aryan Khan is quite close to being a style God himself. Something, that our introductory statements of this feature are hating to admit to right now.
  24. Saudi King Salman and Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Riyadh. -SPA RIYADH: Saudi King Salman and Turkey's premier on Wednesday discussed boosting ties and the status of Jerusalem, in a first high-level meeting since the US controversially recognised the city as Israel´s capital. Firm US ally Riyadh and NATO member Ankara have both slammed President Donald Trump's December 6 decision to upend decades of careful policy by Washington. But the Saudis only sent a low-level representative to a conference of Muslim nations on the issue hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid signs of strains in their relations. The Saudi SPA agency said King Salman received Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Riyadh and discussed "means of boosting bilateral ties and developments in the region," without providing details. Yildirim's office in Ankara said the status of Jerusalem and supporting the Palestinians were discussed at the meeting. "The importance of the status of Jerusalem was emphasised and that the whole Islamic world should act with unity to protect the rights of our Palestinian brothers," the office said citing Yildirim. He also said that they discussed bilateral relations with Saudi Arabia "one of the most important countries in the Gulf and the Middle East". Ties between the sides soured following the 2013 ousting of the Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi in Egypt, but warmed after King Salman's accession to the throne eighteen months later. However, analysts say there are signs ties are being tested again as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has shaken up the kingdom and amassed power. Turkish officials have avoided public criticism of Saudi Arabia but pro-government press have stepped up attacks on the kingdom, especially over its strong alliance with US President Donald Trump. Erdogan last week also lashed out at the powerful foreign minister of Saudi´s chief regional ally the UAE after he retweeted a social media post critical of the early 20th century Ottoman governor of Medina.
  25. The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session today (Thursday) at the request of Arab and Muslim states. Photo: REUTERS UNITED NATIONS: The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session today (Thursday) at the request of Arab and Muslim states on US President Donald Trump?s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel?s capital. Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour said the General Assembly would vote on a draft resolution calling for Trump?s declaration to be withdrawn, which was vetoed by the United States in the 15-member UN Security Council on Monday. The remaining 14 Security Council members voted in favour of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the United States or Trump but which expressed ?deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.? Mansour said on Monday he hoped there would be ?overwhelming support? in the General Assembly for the resolution. Such a vote is non-binding, but carries political weight. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley vetos an Egyptian-drafted resolution regarding recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem, during the United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including Palestine, at UN Headquarters in New York City on December 18, 2017. Photo: REUTERS Trump threatens to cut aid to UN members US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favour of the draft calling for the United States to withdraw its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel?s capital. Trump threatens to cut aid to UN members over Jerusalem vote 'Well, we?re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We?ll save a lot. We don?t care,' Trump warned ?They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we?re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We?ll save a lot. We don?t care,? Trump told reporters at the White House. US Ambassador Nikki Haley, in a letter to dozens of UN states on Tuesday, warned that the United States would remember those who voted for the resolution criticising the US decision. ?The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those countries who voted against us. We will take note of each and every vote on this issue,? Haley wrote. 'Pakistan to reiterate support for Palestinians' Pakistan will fully support and co-sponsor resolution for the withdrawal of US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, said Pakistan's permanent representative in the UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi. Pakistan to reiterate support for Palestinians at emergency UNGA session Support to Palestinian cause been a core principle of Pakistan's foreign policy says Maleeha Lodhi While addressing the OIC Ambassadorial Group at the United Nations on Tuesday, Lodhi said: "Our support to the Palestinian cause and to the defence of al-Quds al-Sharif is and has always been a core principle of Pakistan's foreign policy." She added, "Our support remains unwavering." The OIC Ambassadorial Group met ahead of the UN General Assembly's special emergency session on Jerusalem status.
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