Bollywood fashionistas donned beautiful dresses. Bollywood actresses have given us some of the most beautiful dresses lookbooks and we are eager to share them with you. We know how much you love fashion and we have everything that our readers covet. And that’s why we have picked some of the fashion trends that we think are going to rule this summer. Have a look-
Shilpa Shetty in House of Milk Shilpa Shetty Kundra knows how to dress to impress. This super casual all-white maxi dress looks perfect for a hot summer’s day and this leggy diva is doing full justice to it. She looks fresh as a dew in this outfit from House of Milk that features side tassel details. She wears a pair of silver flats and Bvlgari Serpenti watch to accessorise the look. Her beauty game is interesting with a dark eyeshadow on the eyes and pretty pink lips. She keeps her signature styling when it comes to her gorgeous shiny locks.
Shraddha Kapoor in Label Ritu Kumar She kept it casual in a blue and mustard maxi dress featuring shoulder cut-outs from Label Ritu Kumar. Pairing her dress with tan sandals and a matching bag, she finished her look out with hair tied up and minimal make up.
Kareena Kapoor in Masaba Wearing a look from Masaba’s new denim range, she picked a denim suit which she layered with a white cami. The simple jacket with the embellished wide legged pants worked really well for her. The look was styled with a pair of dangling earrings, flawless makeup and simple hair. It’s a cool, comfortable and chic look that we are loving on her.
Parineeti Chopra in H&M and Missguided Parineeti wore a cool summer ready look. She paired her mango hued H&M separates with a blazer from Missguided. Adding a punch of pattern to her color block look was her pair of Aldo pumps. Dainty gold jewelry from H&M and a sleek long Bob rounded her look out.
In 2019, when a sneaker can practically be worn for any occasion, owning a few dress shoes is still key. Especially when today’s kinds come in a range of different textures, silhouettes and embellishments. For instance, take the monk strap, which is the dressiest of them all. Design houses and luxury brands are rolling them out in two-toned textures, in the form of sneaker hybrids, with chunky platforms and a good dose of logomania. What’s even better is that your monk strap 2.0 will sit perfectly in between one half of the room that will be in regular ol’ dress shoes and the other that will be in casual sneakers – in other words, the kind of down-the-middle style that will have you stand out at every event.
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To get you acquainted with what we are talking about, we have rounded-up the 10 best pairs worth your funds. Buy one, buy them all because here’s the best part: You have managed to hit that sweet spot between trendy and classy. Enjoy!
Washington DC: A team led by an Indian American student has been chosen by NASA to have its CubeSat — a mini research satellite to detect cosmic rays — flown into space on future missions of the US space agency.
The researchers from the Yale Undergraduate Aerospace Association (YUAA), led by 21-year-old Keshav Raghavan, are among the 16 teams across the country whose CubeSats will be flown into space on missions planned to launch in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
The team’s CubeSat BLAST (Bouchet Low-Earth Alpha/Beta Space Telescope) is named for physicist Edward A Bouchet — the first African American to receive a PhD in America.
Students designed the satellite over the course of four years, and received the launch grant through NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative competition.
According to the NASA, BLAST is a scientific investigation mission to map the distribution of galactic cosmic radiation across the night sky.
The satellite will identify and count alpha particles and beta particles in the rays, and measure the radiation energy around Earth.
BLAST will contribute to the ongoing search for the origins and nature of these rays, which will provide insight into the origins of the universe.
Typical CubeSat projects cost about USD 30,000, while the one developed by the team will cost around USD 13,000 to USD 20,000, according to Andrew Krzywosz, co-president of YUAA.
Once BLAST, a cosmic ray detector, goes into orbit, it will collect data about particles travelling to earth from distant supernovae, Raghavan said. “Building a CubeSat and launching it into space is an ambition YUAA has had for quite a while. The founding members in 2011 had it as a goal in the back of their minds, but at that time, it was totally beyond our capabilities as a club,” said Jonathan Li, co-president of YUAA.
The team said that as the satellite is ‘smaller than a loaf of bread,’ it costs orders of magnitude less than large-scale satellites.
The work, so far, has culminated in a viable prototype that the team anticipates will be ready for launch in slightly over a year.
CubeSats are miniature satellites intended as a standard, inexpensive design that can easily fit alongside larger satellites aboard launch vehicles.
The CubeSat model has given student groups, hobbyist organizations, and research teams operating with limited funding or experience unprecedented access to space.
CubeSats are built from a modular structure of 10x10x10cm cubes, and feature a wide variety of commercially available off-the-shelf components designed to fit the structure from various manufacturers.
On Monday, six people accused with sharing the video of last month’s Christchurch attack appeared in a New Zealand district court. Two of them, a 44-year old local businessman and an 18-year old, both already in custody, were denied bail. The four others are not being held.
Philip Neville Arps, director of Beneficial Insulation, a local company in Christchurch, smiled and winked at the public as he appeared in court, reported Radio New Zealand. Arps has reportedly shared white supremacist images in the past, and his company has used a sun wheel as its logo, which carries connotations similar to the Nazi swastika. Currently, the website for his company appears to be suspended. He was arrested in late March after sharing the video on March 16, reported the New Zealand Herald. Arps is the only defendant who has been identified publicly — the names of the other five have not been released by the court.
In 2016, Arps, joined by two other men, recorded a video while delivering pig heads to the Al Noor Mosque, one of the places that was later attacked in the March shooting, the NZ Herald reported. Followers of Islam do not eat pork, considering it unclean. In the video, Arps carries the box while commenting, “White power. I don’t go to a mosque often; it should be f**king Molotovs.” He was referencing Molotov cocktails, a type of improvised incendiary weapon.
For that incident, a local district court convicted Arps of offensive behavior and fined him $800. In another video following his conviction, Arps boasted about it, saying, “It was a deliberate attack, and deliberate offense against Muslims, were the judge’s words. Obviously the judge knows me well.”
The 18-year old was charged with sharing the video and a picture of the Al Noor Mosque, with the caption “target acquired.” USA Today reported that Police Prosecutor Pip Curie opposed bail for the suspect, pointing to the concerning nature of the content he had posted on social media.
According to Section 61 of New Zealand’s Human Rights Act of 1993, it is illegal to spread content, whether in writing or via electronic communication including TV and radio, which is “threatening, abusive, or insulting.”
Fifty people were shot dead and dozens more injured when a 28-year-old Australian citizen opened fire during Friday prayers at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in New Zealand on March 15 and livestreamed the attack on Facebook. A few days later, the social media giant released a statement announcing that within 24 hours of the attack, the company blocked about 1.2 million attempts to upload videos of the incident to its platform.
Arps’ next court date is scheduled for April 26. All six defendants could face up to 14 years in prison if they are found guilty.
FILE PHOTO: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks before signing up for Democratic Progressive Party’s 2020 presidential candidate nomination in Taipei, Taiwan March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday the self-ruled island is not intimidated by China’s military drills this week, the latest military manoeuvres that a senior U.S. official denounced as “coercion” and a threat to stability in the region.
Tsai was speaking at a forum co-hosted by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to mark the 40th anniversary of Taiwan-U.S. ties.
Chinese bombers and warships conducted drills around Taiwan on Monday.
Reporting by Yimou Lee; Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Paul Tait
The Alberta NDP leader, Rachel Notley, speaks at her first news conference as after winning 2015’s election. Photograph: Dan Riedlhuber/Reuters
When Canada’s leftwing New Democratic party launched a manifesto promising carbon taxes, coal plant closures and welfare spending in the heartland of country’s oil industry, few thought they could win.
But in 2015, the party ended 40 years of conservative rule in the province of Alberta with an unexpected victory that seemed to mark a seismic shift in Canadian politics.
Four years later, the NDP leader, Rachel Notley, is fighting for her political life in a regional election forcing voters to make a choice between today’s economy or the environment of the future.
Notley is asking voters to believe that both economy and environment can thrive. But her main rival, Jason Kenney, has seized on deep economic frustrations, promising that his United Conservative party will breathe new life into the ailing oil industry.
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In the years since Notley became premier, she has been forced to navigate a crash in global oil prices – which cost the province more than 100,000 jobs – and a huge forest fire, which became the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. Meanwhile, her spending on childcare and social welfare programs have left the historically debt-averse province in the red.
“People like and respect Rachel Notley,” said Shauna Wilton, a professor of political science at the University of Alberta. “But there’s a segment of the population that blames her for the oil downturn and sees the carbon tax as the source of all of Alberta’s problems.”
An ongoing energy crisis has forced Alberta to sell its crude oil for fire-sale prices. Pipelines that were promised to residents have yet to materialize. And resource companies – the backbone of the province’s economy – are shedding jobs.
And while voters have been sympathetic to the hand Notley was dealt, the dramatic slowdown has tested even the province’s progressive residents.
“I’m a social worker and a yogi. I’m as left as they come,” said Cheryl, a mother of two who lives in a small town near Calgary. “And I’m very likely voting for the United Conservative party.”
Recent polling has the New Democrats nearly ten percentage points behind United Conservatives, which was born from the 2017 merge of two regional right-of-centre parties.
The boom, the bust, the darkness: suicide rate soars in wake of Canada’s oil crisis
Kenney’s pledge to boost investment in the oil industry resonates for many in the region, which has been hard hit by the oil downturn. “The rates of domestic violence skyrocket when people are not working,” said Cheryl.
But experts have questioned whether a return to the heyday of oil sands expansion is even possible, given the likelihood of a global shift to renewable energy in coming decades.
“We should be diversifying our economy for the next time a downturn hits,” said Mark Mielke, corporate lawyer in Calgary who plans to vote for the NDP, “not cutting taxes for corporations.”
The prospect of a conservative victory has also prompted worries that progress made on the environment under Notley will be rolled back – a fear compounded by a recent report that found Canada is warming at a rate twice the global average.
Alberta – by far the largest polluter in the country – has been a critical ally for the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, and his government in their nationwide plan to fight climate change.
Alberta – the heartland of Canada’s oil industry – is by far the biggest polluter in the country. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto/Getty Images
But Alberta’s cooperation came with a cost: in exchange for a carbon tax, Notley wanted promises of support for construction of the contentious TransMountain pipeline running from Alberta’s oil sands to the Pacific coast.
Despite the federal government going as far as buying the project, the pipeline remains unfinished and Notley has been forced to shoulder much of the blame.
In an attempt to assuage local frustration, the premier has taken unprecedented steps to prop up oil prices – buying locomotives to ship crude by rail and enforcing rare production cuts for energy companies.
There is some hope for environmentally conscious voters: attempts by Kenney to scale back the carbon tax would probably trigger a bitter fight with federal government, which has a minimum set of carbon emission standards a province must meet.
Meanwhile, Kenney has come under criticism for his seeming inability to rid his party of extremist elements. Kenney’s troubles became evident in a tense interview with the conservative radio host Charles Adler. As Adler ran through a list of offensive and racist behaviour from numerous UCP candidates – and even by Kenney himself, he asked the conservative leader: “Why are the knuckle-draggers attracted to your party?”
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Several UCP candidates have withdrawn in recent weeks and others have been forced to walk back xenophobic and homophobic statements – including one who said homosexual love isn’t “real love” and compared women who had have abortions to murderers.
Such incidents, however, have done little to derail Kenney’s prospects in rural areas of the province – and even in larger and more diverse cities.
“I think [voters] should assess whether an extra few hundred dollars in your pocket is really worth sacrificing what you truly believe is right,” said Mielke. “This is a choice between a progressive plan to support our oil industry and diversify our economy … or a return to the sort of ‘old boys’ school of politics that’s really ruled Alberta for the last 30 years.”
But for others, the choice is less clear – and less satisfying.
“There’s things from every party that everybody wants – and that’s the pickle. Nobody aligns perfectly with any party,” said Cheryl. She admitted that the socially conservative elements of Kenney’s party are a “concern” within her social circle, but concluded: “You have to choose your battles and what’s most important to you or your family that day.”
FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland attends a news conference on media freedom as part of the G7 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Dinard, France, April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada expanded sanctions against the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, according to a statement from Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, targeting an additional 43 people close to the disputed leader.
While the statement did not give names, it said they were “high ranking officials of the Maduro regime, regional governors and/or directly implicated in activities undermining democratic institutions”.
Canada had already sanctioned 70 others.
Freeland will attend a meeting on Monday in Santiago of Lima Group countries, a regional block that supports Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido, as interim president until a new round of elections can be held.
The latest meeting of the Lima group is being held after more than three million Venezuelans have fled hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages and political crisis.
“The Maduro dictatorship must be held accountable for this crisis and depriving Venezuelans of their most basic rights and needs,” Freeland said in a statement. “Canada is committed to supporting the peaceful restoration of constitutional democracy in Venezuela.”
Although most Western nations, including the United States, have recognized Guaido as interim head of state, Russia, China and Cuba have stood by Maduro.
Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Phil Berlowitz
Slovakia’s Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini attends a debate on the future of Europe, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/File Photo
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Slovakia will boost defense spending to 2 percent of gross domestic product by 2022, achieving the NATO goal two years faster than planned, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said.
“After raising defense spending to 1.73 percent of GDP this year we expect to reach the 2.0 percent level as early as 2022, compared with the originally planned 2024,” Pellegrini told a foreign policy conference on Monday.
Slovakia, a member of the U.S.-led military alliance since 2004, will spend about 6.5 billion euros ($7.35 billion) by 2030 to modernize its armed forces and reduce its reliance on Russian equipment dating from its Communist past.
It signed a $1.9 billion deal last year to buy 14 U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets to replace its aging Russian-made MiG-29s.
U.S. President Donald Trump has pressed other NATO nations to lift their defense spending beyond the NATO-prescribed 2 percent level.