Friends, we are talking about Deepika Singh. Deepika appeared in the salwar suit and doing yoga. As you can see in all the pictures, she looks very cute in yellow suit and white Salwar.
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When Deepika Singh became a mother, her weight increased significantly. Deepika also resorted to yoga for reducing weight. With her hard work today, she has reduced her enlarged weight and has become as beautiful as before.
Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and singer Joe Jonas are set to wed this weekend.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’s pre-wedding celebrations are on in full swing. After spending quality time together in Paris, the two headed straight to South France where they are all set to wed this weekend at the beautiful Château de Tourreau on Saturday.
Kick-starting the wedding celebrations earlier on Thursday, Sophie and Joe along with their guests were seen chilling at a fun pool party and lovingly holding hands at another pre-wedding celebration. On Thursday evening, the couple threw a party at the venue where Sophie wore a gorgeous white gown while Joe chose a black striped suit.
Guests that have so far come for the wedding are Priyanka Chopra, Sophie’s Game of Thrones co-star and best friend Maisie Williams, supermodel Ashley Graham-Justin Ervin, another GoT co-star Kit Harington who recently came back from a wellness centre among others.
On Friday, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas were seen arriving for the rehearsal dinner at Hotel La Mirande in Avignon, France, twinning in stunning red outfits while their guests wore white. Joe wore an all-white red while Sophie was seen in a bright red gown.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas tied the knot on May 1 in Las Vegas in a secret ceremony, although without the bride and groom’s knowledge, the wedding was live-streamed on social media by their friend Diplo. The two are set to marry for the second time in South France in the presence of their family and friend this weekend. Interestingly, Sophie and Joe’s wedding date too was leaked by a guest, Dr. Phil. The popular TV personality last Saturday commented on a cosy photo of Sophie and Joe and wrote: “Easy now! 1 week to go.”
She is a bureaucrat who has been in news many times in the past, whether it’s for her role as the tenacious Food Saftey Commissioner of Kerala who took on food adulteration mafia or as the Alappuzha Collector who went against political bigwigs without fear. In the last two days, many news reports have claimed that TV Anupama IAS, the District Collector of Thrissur has stepped down. While a few reports speculated that it was for personal reasons, others ascribed more sinister reasons behind it.
In reality, TV Anupama and Kollam Collector S Karthikeyan have been nominated by the Kerala government to attend training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie. This is a training that officers normally undergo once after seven to nine years in service. “This training is necessary at this juncture of their career. They need to move ahead in their career path now,” a senior bureaucrat told TNM. Anupama too confirmed to TNM that she would he leaving for the training soon and she will not be on leave since they training is part of her work.
Though TV Anupama should have ideally undergone the training last year, the devastating floods that impacted Kerala kept her busy in Thrissur. Anupama had assumed charge as Thrissur Collector only in May 2018.
Kerala has always tracked Anupama’s career closely. In 2010, she had done Kerala proud by securing the All India Rank 4 in the UPSC examinations.
In 2015, she took over as the Food Commissioner of Kerala and started an elaborate investigation into the presence of pesticides in fruits and vegetables. Even as thousands of vegetable and fruit samples were submitted to the court and many dealers arrested, what created a furore was that many of these perishables were being bought from Tamil Nadu. Anupama then started encouraging organic farming, a cause that many celebrities took over.
In 2017, she took charge as Alappuzha Collector. She then took on then Kerala Transport Minister Thomas Chandy over land encroachment.
Even in Thrissur, she had an eventful year. During the famed Thrissur pooram when a controversy erupted over denying permission to parade tusker Thechikkottukav Ramachandran, Anupama had to face wrath of the fans of the elephants. The permission was denied after Ramachandran trampled to death two people in February.
The High Court also had put the onus on the Collector to decide on lifting the ban. After getting medical fitness certificate from a team of veterinarians, she allowed the elephant to be paraded for an hour that too with stringent conditions.
Kerala will eagerly watch out for this bureaucrat’s next posting.
MILAN (Reuters) – Italian police arrested on Saturday the German captain of a migrant-rescue ship at the centre of a standoff with the Italian government after she docked at the port of Lampedusa.
Carola Rackete, the 31-year-old Sea-Watch 3 captain, is escorted off the ship by police and taken away for questioning, in Lampedusa, Italy June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
The Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3, operated by German charity Sea-Watch, has been at sea for more than two weeks with 40 rescued Africans on board.
After waiting in international waters for an invitation from Italy or an EU state to accept the ship, captain Carola Rackete decided this week to sail for the southern Italian island of Lampedusa but was blocked by Italian government vessels.
But in the early hours of Saturday, Rackete entered the port where the ship docked amid a heavy police presence.
Live television video showed Rackete being taken off the Sea Watch by tax police and driven away.
RAI state TV said she had been arrested for “resisting a war ship” which, RAI said, carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
The migrants remain on board the ship.
Matteo Salvini, Italy’s interior minister and head of the right-wing League party, had previously said he would only allow Rackete to dock when other EU states agree to immediately take the migrants.
Even then, he said, Italian authorities would seize the ship and prosecute its captain for assisting people-smugglers, he said.
Premier Giuseppe Conte told reporters at the G20 summit in Osaka on Friday three or four European countries were willing to take part in the redistribution of the migrants.
Rackete is already under investigation for breaking Italy’s beefed up laws against non-government rescue ships.
Thomas Gilbert Jr. was found guilty of murder this week.Source:New York Post
He was cooked by a Coke.
Jurors in the murder trial of pampered Princeton graduate Thomas Gilbert Jr. said their guilty verdict eventually turned on a can of soft drink.
“The can of coke: it was really our ‘aha’ moment,” juror number 11, Steven David Torres, said.
The juror was referring to the moment when Gilbert showed up unannounced at his parents’ Turtle Bay apartment in New York on January 4, 2015 — and sent his mum Shelley Gilbert out for a Coke and a sandwich.
Thomas Gilbert Jr. after his arrest on Sept. 18, 2014 in the town of Southampton, N.Y, on a misdemeanor charge. Gilbert, who was accused of killing his wealthy father for cutting his allowance, has been convicted of murder. Picture: Suffolk County District Attorney’s OfficeSource:AP
Shelley Gilbert testified that her son knew full well that she never kept that beverage in the house.
The panel of 12 jurors was initially split on Gilbert’s case and wrangled for two contentious days on whether to find him not guilty by reason of mental defect.
“There was a lot of emotion, one side just yelling, ‘He’s guilty! He’s guilty!’ and the other side was like, ’He’s not, he’s sick,’” Torres said.
Then another juror reminded the panel that Gilbert had asked his mum for the can of Coke to get her out of the house so he could fatally shoot his hedge fund millionaire father Thomas Gilbert Sr.
A can of Coca Cola was enough for a jury to convict.Source:Getty Images
Hedge fund founder Thomas Gilbert Sr., poses for a photo at the annual Hedge Fund Association Conference in New York. Gilbert’s son was convicted of murder on Friday. Picture: Kevin KaneSource:AP
The court heard the 34-year-old showed up to his parent’s apartment, pressed a .40 caliber Glock against his dad’s temple and pulled the trigger.
The 70-year-old collapsed on the floor of his bedroom as his son fled.
He was enraged that his parents’ had slashed his allowance and the soft drink request showed how clear-headed and calculating he was when he committed the crime, several jurors said.
“It was a light bulb moment for me,” juror number eight, Julie Thiry-Couvillion, said.
Gilbert had failed to find steady employment after graduating from Princeton with a degree in economics, instead living off his parents’ largesse.
They bankrolled his lifestyle of leisure, paying for international surfing trips, country club memberships, a Chelsea rental apartment and a Jeep.
Thomas Gilbert Jr. before his arrest. Picture: Amanda Gordon/BloombergSource:Getty Images
When his father threatened to take all that away, Gilbert retaliated.
Defence lawyer Arnold Levine told jurors that Gilbert had suffered from schizophrenia for more than a decade and was unable to maintain a job. It was psychosis and paranoia, not greed that spurred him to kill his father, Levine argued.
“Tommy didn’t understand or appreciate the consequences of his actions,” the lawyer said, urging the panel to find Gilbert not guilty by reason of mental defect.
His mother paid the tab for his private lawyer and has repeatedly said her son belongs in a hospital, not prison. Shelley Gilbert was the prosecution’s reluctant star witness, testifying against her son after she was subpoenaed.
Unlike many of the jurors, Linda Corcelles-Alvarez said she never wavered on her belief in Gilbert’s guilt.
“It was all about money. He just shot him in cold blood,” Ms Corcelles-Alvarez, juror number 10, said.
Torres added that most of the panel believed he suffered from severe mental illness but “not at that moment he committed the crime.”
In a 911 call played at trial, the operator asked the woman who shot her husband and she replied, “My son, who is nuts. But I had no idea he was this nuts.”
Photos of Gilbert taken just before the murder reveal a strapping blond surfer, with model good looks.
A string of ex-girlfriends who testified at his trial said his behaviour was strange but he was so handsome they overlooked it.
Since his incarceration, he has unravelled mentally and physically, often babbling incoherently in court with his oversized shirts and slacks hanging off his frail frame.
Gilbert is due back in Manhattan Supreme Court on August 9 for sentencing.
Civil society groups at Bonn said Saudi Arabia allegedly tried to stall the process of involving the 1.5 degree report in formal negotiations. (AFP/ Representative Image)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC’s) “Global Warming of 1.5 degree C” report was once again debated at the Bonn climate meeting and its science allegedly questioned by Saudi Arabia.
A scientific and technological body of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took note of Saudi Arabia’s dissent and concluded that its engagement with the 1.5 degree is complete. This means the science behind IPCC’s 1.5 degree report may not inform decision making in future.
UNFCCC’s subsidiary body for scientific and technological advice in their draft conclusion said: “the subsidiary body has noted the views expressed on how to strengthen scientific knowledge on global warming of 1.5 °C and agreed that its work under this agenda sub-item has been completed.”
Civil society groups at Bonn said Saudi Arabia allegedly tried to stall the process of involving the 1.5 degree report in formal negotiations.
“It is unconscionable that the relevance of climate science is put under the spotlight by Saudi Arabia and some other countries at a time when all governments must be responding to the climate emergency and using the IPCC 1.5 C Report to plan for a zero-carbon future. It is important that more countries defend the IPCC reports and are outspoken in their condemnation of those making a concerted effort to undermine the best available science and the Paris Agreement,” a press release by Climate Action Network said.
While the draft negotiating text on June 24 said that it would recommend workshops to be organised at negotiations in December 2019 and June 2020 for better understanding of global warming impacts of 1.5 degree C and emission pathways needed for keeping global warming under 1.5 degree C, the draft text on June 27 said none of this. The concluding draft only expressed its appreciation and gratitude to the IPCC.
“Here in Bonn, there wasn’t much ambition to be found. While some headway was made on several technical topics, sharp political differences remain on key issues such as carbon markets, ramping up finance to help developing countries cope with climate impacts, and the role of science in informing policymaker understanding of the urgent need for climate action,” said a statement by Alden Meyer from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
The 1.5 degree report had said that countries will have to make unprecedented transitions in all sectors to avoid devastating impacts of climate change and keep global warming within 1.5degrees over pre-industrial levels. It said that net zero emissions of carbon dioxide must reach zero by 2050. At the current rate of emissions, the world will reach 1.5°C warming by between 2030 and 2052.
For India, the consequences of failing to keep warming within 1.5 degrees, would include severe heat-stress in mega cities along with high air pollution levels; sea level rise induced saltwater intrusion in coastal areas and increased vulnerability to disasters in high mountain eco-systems, IPCC authors had said.
The silver lining at Bonn is that the subsidiary group of UNFCCC has decided to revisit and refine the “loss and damage” mechanism. Loss and damage refers to impacts due to sea level rise, cyclones and irreversible impacts like large scale bleaching of corals.
The terms of reference for review of the Warsaw Mechanism for Loss and Damage, a mechanism which was agreed on in 2013 but didn’t deliver on, have been finalised at Bonn.
The review will also consider ways to compensate countries vulnerable to climate change through adequate financing from developed countries.
“Mozambique (which faced cyclone Idai in March) needs 3.2 billion dollars for rehabilitation and reconstruction what they are getting is millions. At 1 degree C warming we are not able to help people build their economies. Developed countries have deliberately bullied developing countries and not made any progress on climate finance. This year provides an opportunity by revisiting the Warsaw mechanism,” said Harjeet Singh, global lead on climate change at ActionAid.
A Netherlands rail company that received Nazi money for transporting Jews to concentration and extermination camps recently announced how much money would be paid in compensation to the families of some 100,000 Holocaust victims, including survivors.
On Wednesday, Roger van Boxtel, the CEO of Dutch state railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), revealed at a Utrecht Railway Museum event that both Holocaust victims and their families would be receiving a range of multi-thousand dollar payouts as compensation for the railway’s World War II-era transportation deal with Nazi Germany.
During the event, Van Boxtel explained that survivors transported via the railway should expect to receive €15,000 ($17,080) in compensation, while spouses and relatives could get between €5,000 and €7,500 ($5,685 and $8,527), German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported Wednesday.
An NS statement notes that “several tens of millions of euros” have been set aside for payments, according to the outlet. At the time, NS is estimated to have received “2.5 million Dutch guilder” from Nazi Germany.
In November, Sputnik reported the NS CEO’s announcement that both his company and the families of Holocaust victims who were transported via the railway would be foregoing future legal disputes and instead forming a committee to “determine how we will pay individual compensations to victims.”
This decision to halt further individual cases and award the families en masse came about due to Salo Muller, an 83-year-old Dutch physiotherapist whose parents were transported by NS trains to a transit camp in Westerbork, Netherlands, before being murdered in Auschwitz.
In 2017, 12 years after the Dutch railway apologized for its involvement in the Holocaust, Muller began legal proceedings in the hopes of achieving individual compensation, which ultimately led to the November 2018 agreement between the families and NS for blanket payments.
Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad (AD) reported that the Netherlands’ Central Jewish Consultation group (CJO) applauded the move and furthermore considered the compensation proposal a “confession of guilt.” However, CJO also went on to say NS could do more, so that “perhaps something can happen for the Jewish community altogether,” explaining that there is nothing that can bring back or directly compensate those who lost their lives.
It is said that Hindustan used to trade in the whole world during the British era. Spices produced in India were exported all over the world. Before independence, there was only the name of inflation in India, where is it? That at that time 40 kg of 1 kg sugar would have been found.
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Before independence, radio could be bought in 10 paisa. Apart from this, 18 flights from Delhi to Lucknow could also be carried out. Modern equipment in India was very less in India. In India, more people got jobs and many small industries were also present in India.
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For this reason, unemployment in India was very low. Let us tell you, there was a shortage of vehicles in India before independence. Because of this, people here used to travel on foot. Apart from this, the tools were also very less in the field of agriculture.
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In the absence of equipment, farming used to be dependent on animals and humans only before independence. At that time the use of chemical substances was very less. Because of which people were sick even less.