A view of Islamabad. Pakistanis who are keen to visit include close relatives of those working in different cities of UAE Image Credit: Supplied Also in this package Pakistani stars open discussions on mental health after the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Photos: Sport takes a bodyblow as Djokovic, seven more Pakistan cricketers test positive Photos: Pakistan International Airlines plane from Lahore crashes in Karachi Pictures: Pakistan stock exchange in Karachi attacked by gunmen In photos: Pakistani celebrities who give us relationship goals In pictures: Pakistan battles increase in COVID 19 infections Islamabad: As the UAE has officially reopened for international visitors and resumed flights on July 7, many Pakistanis appreciated the move and said they are eager to return to the country.Pakistanis who are keen to visit include close relatives of those working in different cities of UAE as well as workers and labourers seeking to return after losing jobs temporarily or permanently due to the pandemic and are interested to continue or start new jobs. The third category includes Pakistani tourists and business visitors.
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After the death of senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, there has not been a single woman in the parliamentary board. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani are reportedly in the fray. Either of the two leaders could be assigned a place in the parliamentary board.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party President J P Nadda, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Dalit face and Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and organisation general secretary B L Santosh are the eight ministers who comprise the parliamentary board.
Deaths in custody must include the entire process starting with the detention and interrogation prior to arrest, transport to a facility and during captivity, judicial or otherwise. Vikas Dubey was not the first to die in police or judicial custody, in transit or in lockup or jail. He certainly shall not be the last. Opacity shrouding other 'encounters' in which Dubey''s aides were eliminated, puts closure to the gangster''s possible links with police, politicians, government officials, including the judiciary. This also is not the first time that tongues which could wag, were permanently silenced.Police brutality, from the stage of apprehension to formal arrest and eventual transfer of accused to a judicial facility, is an accepted part of Indian consciousness. From television serials to popular cinema, the baton is shown as the most favoured weapon of the typical cop. Likeliest directives of seniors to subordinates during interrogation is koot dalo isko (bash him up) or similar phrases in other Indian languages. Majority of the people see such scenes without flinching, even endorsing police tactics by contending that there is no other way to get dreaded criminals to reveal dark secrets.
As many as 63,643 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the US in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID 19 infections past 31 lakh mark.Meanwhile, 774 virus related deaths were recorded on Friday alone, taking the coronavirus death toll to 1.33 lakh in the US.
Abhay Deol and Dharmendra Image Credit: Instagram.com abhaydeol Also in this package Strains of hope: Chilean nurse serenades COVID 19 patients with violin Life in pictures: Indian comedic actor Jagdeep brought joy to many Virat Kohli to Deepika Padukone: Meet India''s Instagram stars 12 superhero TV shows for your bingeing pleasure Life in pictures: Egypt''s Ragaa El Geddawy, a supporting actress who stole the show Bollywood: Meet Sushant Singh Rajput''s 'Dil Bechara' partner Sanjana Sanghi Despite being what many may refer to as a Bollywood star kid, actor Abhay Deol has addressed the raging nepotism debate in the film industry that has reared its head in light of actor Sushant Singh Rajput s death last month.The younger actor, who s uncle Dharmendra was a superstar in the film industry during his prime with hits such as Sholay , Phool Aur Patthar , Aankhen and many more, spoke at length about making his own way into Bollywood, despite being a member of the Deol family.
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WHITCHURCH, England #8212; Britain currently has the highest death toll from Covid 19 in Europe and the third highest death rate in the world, according to the World Health Organization statistics. The central government in London is being repeatedly criticized for its handling of the crisis, while each of the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has deviated in its approach. Like the United States, the results of this governmental ineptitude have been devastating.I live in England, I work in Wales, my family lives in Scotland and my partner ''s family is in Northern Ireland, so together we are bound by all the varying rules. Trying to navigate the conflicting guidance on the pandemic has been greatly frustrating and confusing.
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At the receiving end of severe backlash, is the producer filmmaker Karan Johar who long after being declared as flag bearer of nepotism , became the punching bag of Sushant s grieving admirers due to renowned filmmaker s alleged favouritism attributed to a selected few.The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil maker is reportedly in a deep state of shock due to indiscriminate criticism and online hate which KJo has received in the wake of Sushant Singh Rajput s death. If a close friend of KJo is to be believed, then the whole sequence of hate has left him (KJo) shattered .
Today;s count is 4,015 new cases, which brings the total number of infections confirmed since March to 120,539. The Health Department today reported 46 new deaths, bringing that count to a total of 3,579.In West Hollywood the number of confirmed cases now is 300, an increase of eight from yesterday ''s report, according to today ''s Health Department announcement. However, the Health Department ''s COVID 19 dashboard, which it recently redesigned, continues to report 239 infections in West Hollywood and four deaths.
Today, India has around 3.09 lakh COVID 19 cases. From these, 1.54 lakh have recovered and about 8,000 have died due to this illness. The low number of deaths is seen as relief by many. But there is an apprehension on the way states are reporting death. According to a report, the centre s rapid response team for COVID 19 last month suggested states to conduct COVID 19 death audits. But the states continue to follow their own ways of reporting death data.India s death per million population is 6 whereas in countries like the United States, Brazil and Russia is 353, 197 and 46 respectively. In the case of tests per million, India (3,993 tests per million) stands in par with Pakistan (3,802 tests per million) and Mexico (3,055).
Various celebrities of Mumbai s entertainment world have since been at the receiving end of the backlash, alleging a nepotism driven culture that goes on to sideline the likes of Sushant, pushing them into grave depression.The Mohra actress, in a recent interview to Hindustan Times, said that people must think rationality, as it will be a great disservice to the poor boy who s gone if the sensationalisation of his death continues.
The foremost reason for this is the high level of mistrust between the two armies caused by multiple incidents on the border over the past nine weeks. Following the first round of talks at the level of the Corps Commander, the two armies had started the disengagement process from Galwan sector but a dispute over the location of a Chinese observation post led to a violent clash on June 15.The clash, which saw the death of 20 Indian soldiers and an unspecified number of Chinese soldiers, has left scars which are too fresh to be healed. As the two sides start repeating the disengagement process, the Indian side is doubly cautious in its insistence on verifying every single step in detail before moving to the next step.
George Floyd died in police brutality in Minneapolis on May 25. His death triggered widespread protests, some violent and many peaceful, across every city in America. Such has been the public outrage in US that tens of thousands of people continued with their demonstrations throughout last week, as the Floyd case reignited deep seated anger over police killings of black Americans and racism. Demonstrators took to the streets not only to express their outrage at the treatment of Floyd but to condemn police brutality against black Americans more widely. What began as a local protest in Minneapolis soon became a national indignation and cut through global consciousness in a way not seen since the police attack on Rodney King in 1991. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations have taken place in public squares from Paris to London to Amsterdam to Sydney to Auckland. The worldwide protests against the visceral horror of Floyd s slow public execution under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer and frequent cases of police brutality and fatal use of force by law enforcement officers against African Americans shows that racism and police brutality are not specific only to US but is a global phenomenon by its very nature. It is not uncommon to see similar dynamics in Brazil, or Australia, or Britain, or even India in its different manifestation. More generally and at a larger level, the violence and protests that followed Floyd s killing have called for an end to deep rooted racism and discrimination against Blacks in the US, which is said to be worse than in Europe. It is also said that in the US, Black deaths are not a flaw in the system. They are the system. For many the outrage over Floyd s death reflects years of frustration over socio economic inequality and discrimination.
The user wrote, "Gyaanchand. Sushant Singh Rajput ke liye bhi tweet karo ya pichwaada phat gaya... " to which Kapil replied in an equally sharp manner, "Ab apki bhaasha me : gotichand.Mera pichwaada to theek hai, aap kripya apna pichwaade jaisa munh tabhi khole 'n jab apke paas uchit kaaran ho. "
NEW DELHI: India added a record number of coronavirus cases Sunday, approaching Russia as the world s third most infected nation as it opens a mass treatment center in the capital to fight the pandemic. The health ministry reported just under 25,000 cases and 613 deaths in 24 hours the biggest daily spike since the first case was detected in late January. The sharp rise came as Delhi started treating patients at a spiritual center converted into a sprawling isolation facility and hospital with 10,000 beds, many made of cardboard. About the size of 20 football fields, the facility will treat mild symptomatic and asymptomatic cases. State government officials fear the metropolis could record more than half a million cases by the end of the month. India s surge took the total tally to more than 673,000 cases and 19,268 deaths, with the country on the cusp of surpassing badly hit Russia. A strict lockdown in place since late March has gradually been lifted, allowing most activities as the economy nose dived amid the shutdown. Schools, metro trains in cities, cinemas, gyms and swimming pools remain closed however and international flights are still grounded. Authorities have made wearing masks mandatory in public places, while large gatherings are banned and shops and other public establishments are required to implement social distancing. The western state of Maharashtra, the worst hit state and home to financial hub Mumbai, recorded over 7,000 new cases. Southern Tamil Nadu state and the national capital New Delhi recorded more than 4,200 and 2,500 fresh cases respectively. Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, Tamil Nadu s capital, are the worst affected cities. The national government says it has tackled the virus well but critics allege India is conducting very few tests, leaving the true scale of the pandemic unknown. ROME: Ennio Morricone, one of the world s best known and most prolific film composers, died in Rome on Monday at the age of 91. Tributes poured in for the man who composed the music for about 500 films, including his old childhood friend Sergio Leone s 1966 spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Quentin Tarantino s The Hateful Eight for which he finally won an Oscar in 2016. Morricone died in hospital where he was being treated for a fractured femur following a fall, according to a statement from lawyer and family friend Giorgio Assuma. Morricone passed away in the early hours of July 6 with the comfort of his faith, the statement said. He remained fully lucid and with great dignity right until the end, it added. Tributes began pouring in for the maestro soon after his death was announced. We will remember forever and with infinite gratitude the artistic genius of maestro Ennio Morricone, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said. He made us dream, he moved us and made us think, writing unforgettable notes that will remain forever in the history of music and cinema, he said on Twitter. Italian film actress Monica Bellucci said of Morricone that there are people who have the ability to make the world better because they know how to create beauty, while Gilles Jacob, the former head of the Cannes film festival, described him as the emperor of film music. Famed Italian conductor Riccardo Muti called Morricone a master for whom I nurtured friendship and admiration, describing him as an extraordinary musician who could jump with ease from film scores to classical music. Born on November 10, 1928, Morricone began composing at the tender age of six, and at just 10 he enrolled in trumpet school at the prestigious Saint Cecilia conservatory in Rome. He played in jazz bands throughout the 1940s before beginning to ghost write for film and theater. In 1961, at the age of 33, he collaborated with director Luciano Salce in Mission Ultra secrete before going on to gain fame with the score for A Fistful of Dollars starring Clint Eastwood in 1964. Before winning the elusive Oscar for best film score at age 87 in 2016, the Rome born son of a trumpeter had been nominated no fewer than five times. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences embarrassed that such a talent had not been recognized sooner presented him with a lifetime achievement award in 2007. Morricone s previous nominations were for Days of Heaven (1978), The Mission (1986), The Untouchables (1987), Bugsy (1991) and Malena (2000). Although he is most closely associated in the public mind with Leone s westerns starring Eastwood, Morricone s composition for Roland Joffe s Jesuit drama The Mission is considered by many critics to be his cinematic masterpiece, an epic and eclectic reflection of South America s musical melting pot. Throughout his career, Morricone worked with some of Hollywood s most acclaimed filmmakers as well as arthouse directors. After his collaboration with Leone, he worked with Italian screen legends Federico Fellini and Pier Paolo Pasolini and later with the likes of Pedro Almodovar, Bernardo Bertolucci, Brian De Palma and Oliver Stone.