Meghan Markle and Harry choose baby names and measure bump in shock photos

The ‘Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ were seen picking possible options of Chad and Chuck in the spoof pictures. The lookalikes were seen crossing Thomas off the list, with Meghan and her father embroiled in a long-running family feud. And the moniker Kate has also been rejected, in a jokey reference to Meghan’s rumoured rift with her sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge.

Another hilarious photo shows doting Harry measuring Meghan’s blossoming baby bump.

In a third snap, Harry listens to the baby’s heartbeat during a hospital appointment.

In another picture, the Meghan and Harry lookalikes are out shopping for baby clothes.

The pair look at each other lovingly as they hold a selection of adorable outfits in the snap.

Meghan Markle and Harry choose baby names and measure bump in shock photos

The Meghan and Harry lookalikes chose baby names in the spoof photoshoot (Image: ALISON JACKSON)

Another hilarious photo shows doting Harry measuring Meghan’s blossoming baby bump (Image: ALISON JACKSON)

Harry listens to the baby’s heartbeat during a hospital appointment (Image: ALISON JACKSON)

And they even take part in yoga – Meghan’s favourite hobby – striking a number of cheeky poses.

The pictures were taken by celebrity spoof photographer Alison Jackson, just two months before the Duchess of Sussex is due to give birth.

Earlier this week, Ms Jackson told ITV’s This Morning she is careful with her shoots.

She said: “I’m constantly thinking whether I should or shouldn’t. I’m quite careful.”

Ms Jackson has taken spoof photoshoots of other royals, including Prince William and Kate lookalikes ahead of Prince George’s birth in 2013.

Pregnant Meghan’s royal tot is due to arrive in April or May.

The duchess is currently in New York where to celebrate.

In another picture, the Meghan and Harry lookalikes are out shopping for baby clothes (Image: ALISON JACKSON)

The royal models even take part in yoga (Image: ALISON JACKSON)

The lookalikes posed on a red exercise ball (Image: ALISON JACKSON)

Meghan and Harry’s lookalikes struck a number of yoga poses (Image: ALISON JACKSON)

The 37-year-old former actress set off for the Big Apple on Friday, leaving Harry at home.

This Saturday, the couple will head to Morocco together for a joint visit.

Ms Jackson’s new show Double Fake at Leicester Square Theatre starts on March 5.

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The Daily Fix: The time has come, Mr Modi, to make a strong statement against attacks on Kashmiris

The Daily Fix: The time has come, Mr Modi, to make a strong statement against attacks on Kashmiris

A Kashmiri trader was assaulted by a mob in West Bengal on Monday. | Screengrabs via Twitter

It has been a week since a suicide bomber drove a car laden with explosives into a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, killing 40 personnel. Across India, the tragedy gave rise to a tide of grief – and then to anger and hate. Over the past week, the country has surrendered itself to mob frenzy and violence directed at Kashmiris across Indian cities.

Fearing for their lives, many Kashmiris who had gone to work and study in different parts of the country, are now streaming back to the Valley. While police units and the Central Reserve Police Force itself have worked to keep the violence in check, where, in all this time, has the political leadership been? Where is the mature political voice condemning the violence, cautioning against hate, warning against the barrage of fake news circulating around the attack, pointing out that an entire population cannot be held responsible for the crimes of a few?

On February 16, as anger against the Pulwama attack spread, the Union home ministry sent out an advisory to states, asking them to ensure the safety of Kashmiris. But political statements made so far have ranged from denial to finger-pointing, if not active incitement. A day after the Pulwama attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged audiences in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, to vote for a “strong government” in the upcoming national elections.

On the campaign trail in Bihar and Jharkhand on Sunday, Modi had just this to say: “And to the large number of people who have gathered here, I would like to say the fire that is raging in your bosoms, is in my heart as well.” There was no mention of the threats and attacks faced by Kashmiris across the country.

On Tuesday, Tathagata Roy, governor of Meghalaya, endorsed a boycott of Kashmir and Kashmiris. Though he now occupies a Constitutional post, Roy started out as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and continues to support party positions. The Centre is yet to respond to his comments.

On Wednesday, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar blandly claimed there was no threat to Kashmiri students after Pulwama. States governed by Opposition parties have not fared much better. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has blamed a “section of political parties” for spreading hate and making “dangerous statements”. But she has failed to prevent violence against Kashmiris in the state she rules.

The attack on Kashmiris should be a matter of national shame. It is the primary responsibility of the BJP, as the party in power at the Centre, to make a strong statement against it, to counsel restraint at a time of mourning. In the absence of such a statement, there is a growing impression that the ruling party thrives on the jingoistic rage generated by the Pulwama attack, that it hopes to benefit from its polarising effects in the run up to a national election.

Malaika Arora: “Yes, it’s easy for a man to move on with his life”

Recently spotted on Kareena Kapoor Khan’s talk show What Women Want, Malaika Arora spoke about how her family supported her through her divorce, and how she believes that a child should grow in a happy environment.

Malaika Arora: “Yes, it’s easy for a man to move on with his life”

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After years in the industry, Bollywood actor, dancer and television presenter Malaika Arora is a household name in India. Most recently, the star is taking over trending charts in the country for her conversation with long-time friend Kareena Kapoor Khan on the latter’s radio talk show, ‘What Women Want’. In case you haven’t been tracking the Ishq FM show, Kapoor Khan has been chatting about women’s issues with some of her favourite people, and past episodes have included the likes of Soha Ali Khan Pataudi, Amrita Arora Ladak, Sunny Leone and Manish Malhotra, all of whom have had eye-opening chats with the actor about their lives. Malaika Arora’s new episode on the show had her talking not just about parenting in the modern world, but also about her recent divorce with Arbaaz Khan after 19 years of marriage. “Yeh woh word hai jo aaj bhi hum dinner table par discuss karne se darte hai,” Kapoor Khan said in her introduction. After keeping the reasons behind her divorce to herself for close to two years, Arora finally broken her silence over the split and how she really felt about it.

“We were just two people in a situation where we were making each other extremely unhappy” she said, further adding “which was impacting everyone else’s life around us.” When asked for the best advice that she received upon arriving at the decision of ending her marriage, Arora responded saying, “If this is the decision that you’re making, then we are really proud of you and in our eyes you are a really strong woman… this is what gave me the extra strength that I needed.” Arora also shared advice for women who are unhappy in their own marriages: “Don’t let anybody bring you down or tell you that you are any less of a person or a woman, just make sure that you’re a strong, wonderful woman.”

During her chat with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Malaiak Arora also spoke out about the stigma attached with divorce. “A woman getting looks upon getting divorced is bound to happen, ki, ‘Oh God, she’s a girl that you know…who got divorced or whatever.’ That is like the biggest disparity that there is amongst the many other disparities that you have to deal with.”

Khan also touched upon the topic of finding love after divorce, and Arora’s response was all about positivity. “I think all women should jump back into it with equal gusto,” she said. “Have fun, enjoy it. I think for the first time in your life, you’ll also kind of discover a sense of freedom.”

In case you missed the episode, now’s your chance to catch up.

Beauty sleep is not a myth! Here’s how you can maximise the benefits of sleeping…

At night, right before bed time is when you do a ton of things to pamper your skin, hoping to keep it healthy and glowing. But all your efforts are going to be futile if you don’t follow this simple beauty tip—Sleep!

A good night’s sleep is essential to repair, regenerate and restructure your skin. Here’s why getting more shut-eye could give you your best skin yet…

Beauty sleep is not a myth! Here’s how you can maximise the benefits of sleeping...

Get a good night’s sleep

To begin with, it is important to get the recommended amount of sleep each night. Without enough sleep your skin tends to age faster and the skin recovery process is slowed down.

Wash your face before bed

Washing your face before bed is a lot more important than it is do so in the morning. Sleeping with a dirty face makes way for pore-clogging irritants to sink in and do damage overnight leading to unhealthy skin. Use a gentle cleanser such as the Dove Deep Pure Oil Control Facial Cleanser for a thorough cleansing effect.

Use an overnight moisturiser

Washing your face and sleeping in an air conditioned room can dehydrate your skin. This is why it is important to have a thick moisturiser on your bedside table at all times. The Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel will deeply nourishes the skin without any greasy feel.

Sleep on your back

Wrinkles on the face and chest can result from sleeping on the stomach or side, this is why it is important that you train yourself over time to sleep on your back. This helps your skin stay youthful and fresh.

Elevate your head

Elevating your head when you sleep largely helps improve the quality of your sleep. It can help reduce bags and circles under your eyes by improving blood flow and preventing blood from pooling.

All eyes on the Samsung Galaxy Fold (The 3:59, Ep. 523)

All eyes on the Samsung Galaxy Fold (The 3:59, Ep. 523)

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On this podcast, we talk about:

  • Details on the new Samsung Galaxy Fold foldable phone.
  • The new lineup of Samsung Galaxy S10 phones, including a 5G version.
  • Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Buds.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

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Iran announces 3-day navy drill from Gulf to Indian Ocean

Iran announces 3-day navy drill from Gulf to Indian Ocean

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Iran is to launch a three-day annual navy drill from Friday in a vast area of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean including a sensitive global shipping route, state TV reported on Thursday.

“The drill will be held in the waters of Strait of Hormuz, Makran coast, Oman Sea and the north of the Indian Ocean, covering 2 million square kilometres and going on for three days,” said Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, Iran’s navy commander.

The exercise aims to evaluate the navy’s equipment, practice launching weapons and “enable the troops to gain readiness for a real battle,” he added.

The strait at the mouth of the Gulf is crucial to global energy supplies, with about a third of the world’s seaborne oil passing through it every day.

The show of military might comes at a time of heightened tensions with Iran’s main regional rival Saudi Arabia and with Washington, which last year withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

The Strait of Hormuz is an international transit route where American forces routinely pass and which has seen tense encounters between them and Iranian forces in the past.

Dubbed as “Velayat 97,” the drill will showcase Iran’s submarines, warships, helicopters and drones, according to the admiral.

The exercise will also include missile launches from the vessels, Khanzadi added.

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The exercise aims to evaluate the navy’s equipment, practice launching weapons and ‘enable the troops to gain readiness for a real battle,’ Iran’s navy commander said.

Samsung Galaxy Fold: 5 things you need to know about the foldable phone

Samsung Galaxy Fold: 5 things you need to know about the foldable phone

Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold smart phone features the world’s first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display.(REUTERS)

Samsung cut to chase at its ‘Galaxy Unpacked’ event as it unveiled its first commercial foldable phone, ‘Galaxy Fold’.

Galaxy Fold is also Samsung’s most expensive smartphone with price hovering above $1,900. The foldable device is scheduled to go on sale in select markets starting April this year.

Apart from a foldable design, Samsung Galaxy Fold comes with top-end specifications including the latest processor and software. The smartphone-tablet hybrid also comes in a 5G version.

Not the world’s first foldable phone

Galaxy Fold may be Samsung’s first commercial foldable phone, but it’s not really the world’s first. A lesser known California-based startup, Royole Corp, beat Samsung last year to win that title.

Royole Corp’s FlexPai foldable phone has the same fundamentals as Galaxy Fold’s. FlexPai opens up to a large 7.8-inch display and folds into two screens. Its main display is larger than Galaxy Fold’s 7.3-inch screen. FlexPai is available in China for much cheaper at 8,999 Yuan (Rs 95,000 approximately.

Cameras, everywhere

Samsung has introduced an interesting camera mechanism featuring as many six sensors. There’s one camera on the front, three at the rear and two ‘front’ cameras on the inside. Samsung says it wants users to access camera functionality in any format of the foldable phone.

The setup includes 10-megapixel selfie camera (f/2.2) on the cover. The triple-camera setup features 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor, 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor, and 12-megapixel telephoto lens. Finally, the dual-camera module comprises 10-megapixel (f/2.2) and 8-megapixel (f/1.9) RGB sensor. Galaxy Fold comes with camera features like Dual Pxiel AF, PDAF and supports up to 2X optical zoom.

Twice the price of iPhone XS

Apple broke the $1,000 price barrier for premium smartphones with its iPhone X. Now, Samsung has taken it many notches higher with a hefty price tag of $1,980 for its Galaxy Fold. This makes Samsung’s foldable phone cost double of iPhone XS. Samsung rightly pointed out that its Galaxy Fold is a luxury device, for now.

Samsung Galaxy Fold smart phone which features the world’s first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display also works with the next-generation 5G networks. ( REUTERS )

Slightly bigger screen than iPhone SE

Samsung Galaxy Fold has succeeded in realising the commercial foldable phones, which were once deemed as gadgets from science fiction books and movies. The phone, however, also reminds us of early days of smartphones with box-like design. The closest, however, is Nokia’s Communicator which too opened like a pencil box to offer a secondary screen and a physical keypad.

Galaxy Fold, when opened up, offers one of the biggest screen smartphones in the world with a 7.3-inch display, considerably bigger than modern big-screen phones. But when folded, the cover display offers a much smaller 4.6-inch sceen. Compared to Apple’s compact iPhone SE, Galaxy Fold’s cover screen is mere 0.6-inch bigger. As far as contemporary phones go, average screen size ranges between 5.5-inch to 6.5-inches.

App continuity

On the software front, Samsung Galaxy Fold runs on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. But Samsung has worked with Google to optimise the OS for the foldable phone. One key feature is ‘App Continuity’ which lets users seamlessly shift from an app on both displays and continue where they left off. This essentially means there will be no interruption when you’re accessing any app in cover mode, say Google Maps, and then switch to the folded up format.

1 primer 5 uses—we bet you didn’t know these primer tricks!

All of us are well aware of the fact that primers are makeup heroes that help keep your makeup fresh all day long. But did you know that the humble primer does a lot more than just hold your makeup in place?

Whether you’re dealing with melting makeup, large pores or skin redness, primer is the go-to product. Primers can fix a whole lot of beauty emergencies. We have curated these primer hacks that will help you amp your beauty game in no time!

1 primer 5 uses—we bet you didn’t know these primer tricks!

Clean eyeshadow fallout

Eyeshadow fallouts can be a nightmare to clean and have the potential to ruin your makeup. But let primer come to your rescue. Clear any loose shadow using a clean powder brush and follow that up by sweeping a bit of primer using a foundation brush to restore perfection.

Boost your lashes

All of us crave for thicker and longer lashes and using a mascara alone does not always give you the desired effect. Just use a tiny bit of primer on your lashes before wearing mascara. This trick helps cover sparse lashes and gives you an eyelash extension effect.

Tame hair frizz and flyaways

Is humidity causing havoc with your hair and making them frizzy? Worry not. You have got primer to help save the situation. Simply rub it between your finger tips and smooth them over problem areas.

Change your eyeshadow texture

Cream eyeshadows have a better wear time than their powder counterparts. They also tend to blend better, have little to no fallouts, and look flawless. Don’t fret if you don’t own a cream palette. Simply mix your primer with any powder eyeshadows to make them creamier in texture.

Revive dried out gel eyeliner

Dried eyeliner is almost impossible to apply and makes the application patchy. Simply add a small amount of primer to your tub of gel eyeliner and mix it properly to help revive it.

This Pakistani Girl Is Damn Hot To Handle

Hi guys, here i have bought some pictures of Alia Raffia, who is a fashion designer. Whenever we say Pakistan, people think about the terrorists, but many people are unaware that there are so many beautiful girls in that country.

This Pakistani Girl Is Damn Hot To Handle

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Her face is so adorable. Her fashion sense is very unique. She is 31 years old. She is becoming famous on social media for her beautiful cloth designs.

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People are appreciating her beauty and cloth designs on social media. Her beauty lies in simplicity. What do you say friends?

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People think that Pakistan is only filled with terrorist activities, but it is not so friends, there are so many girls with hot figures, and there are so many beautiful models who can attract your attention. Thank you.

OnePlus 7 killer? Vivo’s iQoo teases Snapdragon 855, 12GB RAM in upcoming flagship

2019 is setting new challenges for smartphone makers, including the ones who pledged to disrupt the market. OnePlus is preparing for the big release of OnePlus 7 as well as a 5G smartphone, a prototype of which will be shown at MWC 2019 in Barcelona this month, but it won’t be taking the spotlight alone.

Ahead of OnePlus 7’s launch, Vivo’s sub-brand in China iQoo is making waves with teasers for the upcoming smartphone. The smartphone is expected to be a flagship killer and iQoo’s teasers suggest a potential OnePlus 7 competition is underway.

In a recent teaser posted on Weibo, iQoo confirmed that the new smartphone, also its first, will be launched in Shenzhen, China on March 1. In another post, the company confirmed that the smartphone will feature Qualcomm’s latest and powerful Snapdragon 855 chipset, 12GB RAM, 256GB storage and 4,000mAh battery with 44W fast charging.

OnePlus 7 killer? Vivo's iQoo teases Snapdragon 855, 12GB RAM in upcoming flagship

Additional information was also confirmed in the teaser, which reveals the smartphone will have a USB Type-C port, NFC, in-display fingerprint scanner and Super HDR camera technology, which was launched by Vivo last year.

Even with such impressive features, there’s no word on what the smartphone will be called. iQoo is only using words like “raw” and “powerful” to describe the phone, which doesn’t come as a surprise considering the hinted specs.

Even with such disruptive specs, OnePlus or even Xiaomi won’t have much to fear. Both the companies have made their presence global (more or less), and iQoo seems to target China for the moment. Are there any plans to go international with this new device? There’s no clarity on it, but iQoo might reveal more information on March 1.

But major companies launching sub-brands is a popular idea and quite a successful one. Xiaomi, Oppo and others have already done it, and it’s only fitting to see Vivo do it as well to keep up with the competition. Vivo’s backing for iQoo could work in the new sub-brand’s favour, but it remains to be seen how far it will go.

At the moment, interested folks can register for the event and few lucky ones will get to watch the event live from China.