Princess Margaret: The touching role Prince Philip took on at the Queen’s sister’s wedding

The late Princess Margaret tied the knot with Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, at Westminster Abbey on May 6 1960. The televised event attracted millions of viewers across the world, as well as 2,000 guests having attended the ceremony in person. The princess was 29 at the time, and her sister, Queen Elizabeth II, then 34, had been the reigning monarch for some years. For some weddings, brides choose to ask their father to walk down the aisle with them.

However, Princess Margaret was not given the option of following this tradition, due to her father King George VI having died on February 6, 1952.

But, that’s not to say that the royal arrived at the alter on her own.Instead, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh accompanied his sister-in-law down the aisle.

While some brides choose to ask their siblings to be part of their wedding party, Princess Margaret did not give Queen Elizabeth II the role of bridesmaid.

Traditionally, many Britons tend to choose children and young teenagers to take on the duty.

And, for Princess Margaret, the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, who was nine at the time, was amongst the bridal party.

Princess Margaret: The touching role Prince Philip took on at the Queen's sister's wedding

Princess Margaret asked Prince Philip to walk her down the aisle (Image: GETTY)

Princess Margaret and Prince Philip were pictured en route to Westminster Abbey on her wedding day (Image: GETTY)

Princess Margaret is not the only member of the Royal Family to have asked another royal who is not a direct relative to perform the touching role of accompanying them down the aisle.

Last year, Meghan Markle, 37, was joined by her father-in-law Prince Charles as she arrived at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

The Duchess of Sussex’s own father, Thomas Markle, confirmed in the days ahead of the wedding, that he would not be able to attend, citing health reasons.

Elsewhere in Royal history, Princess Margaret wore a stunning Dior dress for her 21st birthday party.

The item, said to be her “favourite dress of all,” is currently on display in the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, London.

Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones tied the knot in 1960 (Image: GETTY)

It will remain on show until July 14 this year.

The exhibition features 200 dresses all made by hand, and is the largest ever of its kind for Dior’s work in the UK.

It seems that when the models displayed the designer’s creation to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, she asked them to break royal protocol.

According to reports, when in the company of royalty, one should not turn their back to them.

However, in order to see the design of the dresses at the rear, it seems that the late Queen Mother asked the models to turn their backs to her, in order to get a proper glance of the creations.


Iconic Chanel, Fendi designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

Iconic Chanel, Fendi designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

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Legendary haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld known for his association with global giant Chanel has died. Artistic director and icon of the global fashion industry for more than 50 years, Lagerfeld was 85. After Lagerfeld missed Chanel’s January show in Paris, rumours of his ill-health started making the rounds. French celebrity online magazine Purepeople said Lagerfeld died on Tuesday morning after being taken to hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine just outside Paris the night before.

“We have lost a creative genius who helped to make Paris the fashion capital of the world and Fendi one of the most innovative Italian houses,” LVMH chairman and chief executive Bernard Arnault said in a statement. “We owe him a great deal: his taste and talent were the most exceptional I have ever known,” he added.

Lagerfeld, largely known for his association with Chanel had also delivered collections for LVMH’s Fendi and his own eponymous label. He was fondly called Kaiser Karl and Fashion Meister for his work.

“We are deeply saddened to learn the news of Karl Lagerfeld’s passing today. His unrivalled contribution to the fashion industry changed the way women dress and perceive fashion,” Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council said in a statement.

Born in Hamburg in 1933, Lagerfeld made his debut with designer Pierre Balmain as an apprentice before moving on to Patou and Chloe and then Italian brand Fendi. He gained a rock-star status after he joined Chanel in 1983.

Chanel is yet to make a statement.

Who is the real leader of the Independent Group? Body language puts Chuka Umunna in role

The Independent Group members resigned from the Labour Party yesterday.

The group includes the likes of Chuka Umunna, Angela Smith and Luciana Berger.

The group has denied that it has any formal leadership.

However, what does the MPs’ body language reveal about who is really in charge.

Body language expert Judi James picked MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna out as the leader of the group.

She said: “There’s a simple litmus test to define leadership of a group and that is to ask: ‘If you were a waiter arriving with the bill for their meal, who would you give it to?’

“You can also look for charisma signals plus an easy-going sense of authority rather than sheer bravado and a desire to be pushy.

“With both of these criteria in mind I have to say it’s Chuka Umunna who scores on both counts.”

According to the expert, Chuka is an “eloquent, elegant, stand out in a crowd guy and his leadership signals are smartly subtle.”

Who is the real leader of the Independent Group? Body language puts Chuka Umunna in role

The Independent Group: Is Chuka Umunna the leader? Body language reveals this (Image: GETTY)

The Independent Group: Chuka Umunna’s ‘leadership signals are smartly subtle’ and expert said (Image: GETTY)

She added: “In the group shots he avoids pushing to the front but by standing tall at the back he looks like a headmaster presenting a group of anxious kids to the camera.”

The expert compared Chuka to former Labour Party leader Tony Blair, noting his thumb.

She said: “There’s a strong giveaway trait that reveals his desire to lead too, and it’s one he shares with Tony Blair.

“Surrounded by reporters he looks sternly comfortable being interviewed with his V brow shape suggesting authority but it’s that Blair-like erect thumb that nails it.

“A sign of confidence and pleasure it shows he’s more than happy to Lead the team out onto the pitch.”

The Independent Group: The political group includes Labour MP Luciana Berger (Image: GETTY)

What each Independent Group member things of leadership according to Judi:

Gavin Shuker

Judi said: “By standing at the side with a puffed chest and direct hard eye gaze to camera Gavin could see himself as claimant to the throne. That hand in the pocket is a Nick Clegg trick to look calmly in charge but those unsplayed feet lack authority.”

Angela Smith:

Judi said: “This symmetric victorious smile says ‘this is my moment’ but with her hands behind her back she has stepped back to fit into the gap left by the others, suggesting a tendency to back down if challenged.”

Ann Coffey

Judi said: “Anyone teaming tangerine with peach and a statement scarf like this must be signalling a desire to stand out and her splayed feet power pose with straight arms should show leadership potential. Her smile is incongruent though and her crescent eye shape suggests a desire to be friendly rather than fierce.”

Mike Gapes

Judi said: “His rounded cheek smile and his eye connect plus the splayed legs suggest he’s promoting himself as an experienced, safe pair of hands as potential leader. The way his visible hand is balled into a fist suggests tension though.”

Luciana Berger

Judi said:”She’s taken her power pose to extremes, standing in front with her legs splayed and both hands balled into fists. Her natural looking charisma could give Chuka a run for his money although her fiddling fingers suggest she might prefer to ease into any leadership role rather than rush.”

faced a backlash on the Today Programme, with BBC host Nick Robinson.

Mr Robinson asked: “Which parts of the Labour manifesto that you stood on in 2017, other than Europe, what part of that manifesto do you disavow and disagree with?”

Chuka said: “Well, Brexit is the biggest issue since the Second World War.”

The Most Incredible Marriage Proposals You’ll Ever See

The moment a woman must answer the question “Do you want to marry me?” Is usually one of the most important in her life. What better when it is so special that both can always remember. These guys in love were creative and resourceful, and they certainly got a “yes” as a result.

To you, how would you like to be proposed to you?

1. In the water

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Under the deep sea.

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 2. At the time of dessert

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With the cake.

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With the help of plate.

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Through muffin.

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 3. In the cafe

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With the help of Cocoa powder.

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3. On the beach

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He used the lamps also.

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 4. Romantic but original

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Through photos, but it costs lot of hard work.

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With the rose petals.

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5. In the air

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After landing.

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6. Traditional, with candles and champagne

Top 10 Most Beautiful Hindi Serial Actress- Name and Photos

Here, we are sharing images of some of the most beautiful Indian TV serial actress.

Divyanka Tripathi – Smiling Beauty

Divyanka Tripathi is one such Indian actress, who has gained popularity with her screen presence, acting skills and charming personality. Her ever smiling face always win hearts. She is married to her costar Vivek Dahiya, together known as ‘Divek’. Her wedding pics, right from Mehendi, sangeet to wedding day has created huge buzz in media.

Divyanka’s present character name Ishita Bhalla in Yeh Hai Mohabattein has gained great popularity.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Hindi Serial Actress- Name and Photos

Kritika Kamra

Apart from being the most noticeable face on Indian Television, Kritika is fondly appreciated for her acting skills. Her role for Dr. Nidhi in Kuch Toh LOg Kahenge won many fans. Her present role as Chandrakanta in Serial Chandrakanta is very popular.

Jennifer Winget

From child artist to role of Kumud in Saraswati Chandra, Jennifer Winget has left no stone unturned in her aspiring career. Her charming personality and smiling face never fails to create a mark on screen.

Shweta Tiwari

Shweta Tiwari- one among the initial flag bearers of Indian Television industry is ever so popular among classes and masses. She won immediate acclamation on featuring in TV serial Kasauti Zindagi Kii. Winning Bigg Boss 4 laid another milestone in her sparkling career with whopping prize money of 10 million rupees.

Krystle Dsouza

Krystle rose to fame with Ek Hazaro mein meri behana hai. Her style, looks and presentation made her popular in every household of India. People started loving her onscreen presence. Recently, Krystle is in Belanwali Bahu airing on Colors.

Sonarika Bhadoria

Sonarika Bhadoria is very well known face of Indian TV serials. Her role as Maa Parvati in serial Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev made her famous in every nook and corner of Indian. She looked divine in her Indian attire. Her bikini photo shoot created a media controversy as people got used to her Parvati avatar.

Mouni Roy

Mouni Roy – Most Pretty actress of Hindi Serial. After Parvati of Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, how can we leave Sati behind. She is working in Hindi serials since long and is renowned actress of Tele world. But her role as Maa Sati in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev is one of the most remarkable one. Mouni Roy is also Naagin of tele-serials. Naagin has been very popular serial in which Mouni Played the lead role. Mouni is making her Bollywood debut in movie Gold opposite Akshay Kumar.

Hina Khan

Our list of Top 10 Most Beautiful Hindi Serial Actress is incomplete without mention of Hina Khan. Immense popularity goes hand in hand with Hina Khan. She became favorite of every household with her very first TV show, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. Hina Khan worked in the show for 8 long years and gained terrific popularity. She quit the serial later on. She then appeared in Fear Factor- Khatron Ke Khiladi and Bigg Boss 11. Because of presence of Hina Khan and Shilpa Shinde in Bigg Boss 11, the show gained highest TRP among all seasons.

Dhrashti Dhami

From modelling to TV serials, Dhrasti Dhami has done it all. Madhubala – Ek IShq Ek Junoon brought her a huge success.

Shilpa Shinde

What a come back we would say. Tremendous popularity as Bhabhiji in Bhabhiji Ghar Pe Hai was regressed because of dispute among the producers and actress. This lead to a ban on the actress for lifetime. But as it is said that nothing works better than your karma. Shilpa appeared in Bigg Boss 11. She won hearts and became national sensation. It became quite evident before the results that only Shilpa Shinde can win Bigg Boss 11. This was the only season where Salman Khan was linked with a contestant and Shilman came into existence.

This is the list of most beautiful Hindi Serial Actress. Please suggest your favourite among all.

23 Simple Power Snacks Everyone Should Know

Blueberry breakfast parfait pops:

23 Simple Power Snacks Everyone Should Know

Zucchini pizza bites:

Peanut butter banana energy bites:

Roasted edamame and almond snack mix:

Raw chocolate avocado pudding:

Japanese cucumber salad:

Avocado slices with seasoning:

Healthy oatmeal banana cookies:

Greek yogurt veggie dip:

Peanut butter, banana, and rice cakes:

Baked apple chips with cinnamon:

Oatmeal cookie banana “nice” cream:

Egg white and oatmeal pancakes:

No-bake peanut butter and chocolate granola bars:

Easy 10-minute chili lime almonds:

Peanut butter apple nachos:

Smoked salmon and cucumber bites:

Strawberry cheesecake yogurt parfait:

Cinnamon bun air-popped popcorn:

Apple sandwiches with almond butter and granola:

Frozen Greek yogurt-covered blueberries:

Baked salami chips:

And healthy five-minute avocado toast:

22 Space-Saving Ideas to Make Any Small Apartment Feel Cozier

“Home is where the heart is.” A house transforms into a home with its people, their feelings, and their togetherness. Each home speaks to the personality of its inhabitants. And who wouldn’t love their place to feel a little more spacious, bright, and homey? While a bigger home is everyone’s dream, you can make the most of your place by maximizing the available space.

Bright Side brings you some astonishing tips and ideas to make the most of your space and liven up the decor with a modern touch.

1. This bunk bed is classy and saves space.

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Swap a traditional bed with this bunk bed to create that much-needed extra space in your child’s room for play or study. With a minimalistic and modern design, it’s easy on the eyes. Plus, it takes care of the issue of privacy too.

2. Get the best of both worlds: a study and a sitting area.

Are you unable to decide whether you want a desk or a sofa in your room? Why not both? With this space-saving, minimalist design, you can include both in your room. This also makes space for storing books and papers.

3. Play with colors and designs.

Use empty wall space and create this unique decor-plus-storage area. Keep books, keepsakes, souvenirs, or anything on this built-in unit. The use of contrasting colors accentuates the style and makes the wall stand out.

4. Use the vertical space to double the room.

A bed atop your work-space or vice versa — this 2-in-1 design is the future. Make use of the vertical space — add stairs and double the available space in your room. Use the top floor for anything — a secluded reading space, work desk, or even an extra bed.

5. A desk that doubles as a vanity

Instead of just a traditional drawer, modify a table that can be lifted up, for under-the-hood storage space. Attach a mirror on the underside, and there you go — a classy vanity with all your things in one place. You’ll never have to look for your accessories in different places again. You could even customize it as a study desk or a craft corner.

6. Murphy beds are the future.

Murphy beds or wall beds are great multifunctional pieces of furniture. Use it as a sofa during the day and a bed by night. It’s great for small spaces, where there can’t be a separate guest room.

7. If height is an issue, here are some pull-out bunk beds.

If vertical space is limited, these pull-out bunk beds work just wonderfully. Space-saving, minimalist, and great for homes with a lot of kids. Instead of beds, you can also customize the space as a pull-out cabinet to store toys for kids or extra bedding.

8. A false floor for invisible storage space

Now, that’s what you call a space-saving plus a space-doubling hack. This false floor offers a huge amount of storage space without much effort. The area above can always be used however you want, while your things are stowed beneath. This decor is truly carving out its own niche.

9. Store regular-use items under a sitting area.

This space works best for things that are used frequently. Just open the cabinet when you need something, and shove it back in without much hassle. This works best for toys, shoes, or even books.

10. Utilize your side tables with pull-out custom fittings.

Side tables rarely add to the storage in the room. Customize them and make a pull-out drawer where you can store your night routine essentials like books, candles, moisturizers, etc.

11. Or… ditch the bedside table for this floating side shelf.

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If you want your bedroom to be more spacious, get rid of the side table and replace it with this little floating side shelf. It creates so much space in the bedroom and is clean and modern in look.

12. A cozy, little corner for a hidden work desk

This one is for all those who are in desperate need of a work desk, but “ain’t got no space in that little place.” Remove a drawer or a cabinet and fit this pull-out work desk anywhere in the house. Pull it out when necessary and you are good to go. No extra space needed.

13. The bathroom mirror is a perfect alibi for extra stuff.

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Install a pull-out cabinet and there you go — a hidden place to store your extra stuff. This can be done anywhere in the house — bedroom, hall, or bathroom.

14. Stay elegant with this minimalistic, fold-out dining table.

If your home doesn’t have space for a dining table, fret not. This little customization offers a fold-out dining table making your small space classy and sophisticated.

15. Identify the wasted spaces and utilize ’em.

Utilize the wasted areas in the house for extra storage space. Make a rack, hang hooks, or create sleek shelving — use it to store spices, mugs, extra cutlery, cleaning supplies, shoes, or even brooms.

16. The end side of the cabinet is great for hanging extra stuff.

This side space is often ignored in houses. Utilize it by making a sleek cabinet for storing your cleaning supplies, power cords, extra groceries, or even a shoe rack. It needs very little space and works great for storing extra household items. If you don’t want to install a cabinet, you could install shelving instead.

17. Invest in smaller, multi-functional furniture.

Invest in furniture that can be used in multiple ways. This mini, multi-functional table takes up almost no space and can be used as a side table, laptop desk, or a simple coffee table.

18. Go for unconventional design.

Design that doesn’t conform to a set pattern will always make your little home stand out. It looks beautiful and also offers some fantastic storage space. Carve out shelves in walls and stack up books, toys, or display your souvenir collection. You can keep it open or add glass doors to make proper cabinets.

19. A sink over the toilet saves space and water.

Sinks in the bathroom can be fitted on top of the back of the toilet to save space and make for a minimalistic decor. This not only saves space, but water since the water from the basin can be used for flushing too.

20. Install an over-the-toilet rack for stacking up toiletries.

This over-the-toilet rack is best for small spaces to store bathroom supplies, toilet paper, or bath towels. You can also opt for a sleek cabinet beside the toilet instead.

21. Play with the design + storage concept.

Make your decor stand out by effortlessly fusing it with storage. Store extra toilet rolls in an Xs-and-Os decor or in any customized, creative furniture piece like one shaped like a sheep or clouds. Fun, effective, and practical!

22. A sink fitted over the bathtub for compact bathrooms

Sinks that are positioned over the bathtub make use of unutilized space. You can even install a single faucet for both. Or combine the bathtub faucet and the sink faucet on a single platform for a finished look.

Who is Harish Salve? Meet India’s expensive lawyer fighting Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case for Re 1

Who is Harish Salve? Meet India’s expensive lawyer fighting Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case for Re 1

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has commenced the hearing on the Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav at The Hague in Netherland. Jadhav, an Indian national was arrested in Pakistan on allegations of espionage and terrorism on April 11, 2017, following which India moved the ICJ, challenging the verdict. The hearing comes at a time when tensions are high between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama Terror Attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel. Lawyer Harish Salve will represent India’s case at the ICJ. Salve is known to pick up cases which may not be popular but are challenging.

Here are 10 things to know about Harish Salve:

  • Harish Salve’s mother Ambriti Salve was a doctor. His father, NKP Salve was a chartered accountant and prominent politician of the Indian National Congress party.
  • He is fond of music and is a passionate piano player.
  • Salve was a qualified chartered accountant and practiced chartered accountancy in taxation. He began his legal career in 1980 at J. B. Dadachandji & Co., first as an intern, and later as a full-time lawyer.
  • Harish Salve specializes in constitutional, commercial and taxation law. He primarily practices at the Supreme Court of India and appears in various High Courts and in international arbitration, as counsel or as an adjudicator.
  • In 2017, India Today magazine ranked him 43rd in India’s 50 most powerful people.
  • Salve has represented high-profile cases like Vodafone in the $2.5 billion tax dispute with the Indian government, Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, Salman Khan’s hit-and-run case and Anil Ambani’s Reliance Natural Resources Limited case, to name a few. His clients also include the Tata Group and ITC Limited.
  • According to reports, he is one of the expensive lawyers and charges anything between Rs 6 and 15 lakh per appearance.
  • Harish Salve fee in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, came into limelight after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s response to a Twitter user. The user claimed that India could have got any good lawyer with much less fee than what Salve must have charged for the case. To which Sushma Swaraj replied, “Not fair. Harish Salve has charged us Re 1 as his fee for this case.”

Not fair. #HarishSalve has charged us Rs.1/- as his fee for this case.

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  • In 2011, an article in Tehelka claimed that Salve was misusing his position as amicus curiae in the Gujarat Riots case, by being involved in corporate lobbying.
  • He was also named in the Panama Papers.

List of largest Air Forces in the world

Air Force France (France):

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Established in 1909 as the Air Force of the French Armed Forces, Army Day L’Eri is considered the world’s first air force. Fond of technological advances, legislative defensive tactics and direct theory of ruling skies, this air force is better known for incorporating the new generation of multirole fighter aircrafts.

Royal Air Force (United Kingdom):

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Kingfin of British military history and decision makers of the world’s biggest struggles, RAF is the oldest air force in the world, famous for its strategic bombardment. RAF was founded during the First World War on April 1, 1918 by the integration of Royal Naval Air Services and Royal Flying Corps.

Israeli Air Force (Israel):

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The Israel Air Force is one of the most technically advanced air forces in the world. Equipped with a series of Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle and Combat, Patrol, Trainer and Transportation Aircraft, Israel is a nation with which nobody will want to mess with.

Indian Air Force (India):

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It is considered as one of the best equipped air forces in the world with professional standards, the IAF was established on October 8, 1932, and since then it is in the headlines of mainstream media for its logical expansion and modernization. It is also the world’s fourth largest air force, with approximately 170,000 personnel and 1,500 aircraft.

Russian Air Force (Russia):

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The features of Russian air power are still undefined. With amazingly effective strategy and mechanized defense, the Russian Air Force has the ability to maneuver in any type of tarrain.

People’s Liberation Army Air Force (China):

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With a long list of more than 330,000 personnel and over 2,500+ aircrafts, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force is Asia’s largest air force and is better known for incorporating some of the most deadly self-defense fighter aircraft. Founded on November 11, 1949, officially, the Chinese air force includes a qualitative rise in the modern area of ​​air striking with deadly approaches.

United States Air Force (US):

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The USAF was founded on September 11, 1947, with the principle of technology horizon, as well as concepts meaningfully meaningful of a Hollywood flick’s futuristic script, whose motto was “No One Comes Close”. In the current scenario, the undisputed master of air, space and cyberspace, this air force has the largest number of warplanes in the world, which is more than the number of aircraft in the entire air forces of the world.

5 Indian Cricketers Who Have Government Jobs

Hearty welcome to all of you to our Rocking India channel where you get inspiring & mind blowing photo post everyday. I feel happy to see you all visiting my channel & reading my articles daily. Today I have brought an interesting article about some Indian cricketers who have government jobs. Let me reveal their names & show their photos to all of you here.

5. Harbhajan Singh:

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Let m tell you that Harbhajan Singh is considered to be a very spectacular spin bowler of the Indian team & he is DSP in Indian Punjab police.

4. Joginder Sharma:

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How many of you know that Jogendra Sharma is currently the DCP in the Haryana Police.

3. Kapil Dev:

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You will be surprised to know that Kapil Dev was made Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army in the year of 2008.

2. Sachin Tendulkar:

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Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was made captain of the Indian Air Force in the year of 2010.

1. MS Dhoni: