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Sushant Singh Rajput Image Credit: IANS Also in this package COVID 19: Meet the army of women against coronavirus in India In pictures: Celebrating 28 years of Shah Rukh Khan in Bollywood Photos: Chinese farmers create stunning art in paddy fields Photos: Art installations symbolise COVID 19 in Frankfurt Photos: Street artist creates George Floyd inspired art installation In photos: Pakistani celebrities who give us relationship goals Bollywood stars make a beeline for the web with new releases In an emotional post, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput sister Shweta gave a final send off to her brother, who died in Mumbai on June 14. A final love and positivity filled send off to my little brother. Hope you always stay happy wherever you are ... We will always love you for eternity, said Shweta in her Instagram post along with a picture of their family praying next to Rajput s garlanded portrait.
Prince George''s County will fully move into phase two of Maryland''s reopening plan at 5 p.m. Monday, allowing casinos, shopping malls and gyms to reopen for the first time since shutdowns to slow the spread of coronavirus began.The list of businesses reopening for the first time includes farmer''s markets; many personal service providers, including tattoo parlors, spas, massage parlors; and recreation venues, including bowling alleys and amusement parks.
A pattern is being noticed after China s last experiment of settling borders with Russia and three Central Asian states in the 1990s. Fearing its sensitive Xinjiang region becoming an object of external power play after the Soviet collapse, Beijing had displayed urgency in settling the border with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The Chinese border negotiation tactics with these countries blended incentives with coercion . Beijing settled for a third of territories it claimed from Kazakhstan. Yet, the Kazakhs had to admit they had gained. In addition to what it had lost, Kazakhstan had to denounce Uyghur separatism and curb anti China activities. In a similar pattern, Kyrgyzstan had to cede 1,20,000 hectares in a dubious exchange for Chinese assistance. Tajikistan was made to surrender 1,100 square miles in 2010. Here, China claimed some 28,000 sq km, but settled for 3.5 percent of it. The Tajiks had to cede land and yet were made to feel the victor.In essence, China ultimately gained a bit of land, nixed the Uyghur issue, and pushed its economic agenda by making Xinjiang a pivotal link to the Eurasian markets. The success gave birth to a self serving SCO, lauded as an exemplary multilateral cooperation mechanism, essentially meant to blunt any US led Asian alliance in Eurasia. But China s appetite for territorial expansion did not stop here. In Russia s Far East, weaker states are induced to let out agriculture and forestland to Chinese farmers. Borders and rivers are being altered to meet China s new interests.
The Dabangg actor posted the picture and captioned it Just finished working out. The picture is from his farmhouse s gym and it shows shirtless Salman being busy on his phone while wearing his t shirt on his head. As soon as he shared the picture, fans have been commenting and admiring the actor s dedication toward fitness. Within hours, the picture has received around 1.2 million likes and 50k comments.Check out:
After a violent face off between Indian and Chinese troops along Line of Actual Control in the Galway Valley of Ladakh, in which 20 Indian soldiers along with an unknown number of People'''s Liberation Army (PLA) were killed on June 15. The China government started using its diplomatic heft through its allies to put pressure on the India government. As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime, had made huge investments in Indian neighbourhood countries which resulted in an unprecedented dependence on countries like China and South AsiaAfter Bhutan has stopped releasing the water, farmers staged a protest against stopping of water which flows from 'Dong'' which is a man made canal. The water flowing in this region will be mainly used for cultivation of paddy.
Bayer CEO Werner Baumann called it the right action at the right time. Along with the cancer lawsuits, Bayer will also pay a billion dollar settlement over separate lawsuits involving a second weedkiller suspected of killing farmers healthy crops, and toxic chemicals dumped in various water supplies in the United States.
The three apps developed by Indians are AgroDoc, Leepi and UnoDogs. Developed by Navneet Krishna from Kochi, AgroDoc helps farmers diagnose plant disease and make treatment plans.
As of May 2020, I;ve lived in Pearland for a decade. I was here long before Ronnie Killen expanded his mini empire to four restaurants in Pearland alone, before the city got its second H E B on Pearland Parkway, and even before Pearland could sell liquor for off premise consumption. You read that correctly; I couldn;t go to a liquor store in my own city for the first six years I lived here. Another development that I;ve delighted in is the expansion of dining options. No longer am I doomed to eat at chain restaurants or fast food joints, both of which are easy to find no matter where you are in the greater Galveston County area even my tiny hometown of Santa Fe.Those expanded dining options are in part due to population growth. With over 120,000 residents, Pearland is among the fastest growing cities in the Greater Houston area. The explosive growth during the first two decades of the century transformed this once quiet farming community into a bustling and diverse mini metropolis. With that diversity came a boom in locally owned restaurants serving everything from soul food to ramen.
Then there are the cosmetics we use. Women love to pose for selfies with a close up of their puckered lips, but how many know that some lipsticks and blushers have cochineal dye, which is collected from crushed cochineal beetles? The insects feed on cactus plants in Central and South America and the females eat the red cactus berries. When they re crushed, an intense red dye is produced. Mascaras and nail polishes also contain guanine, a crystalline shimmering substance found in crushed fish scales. Animal fat like tallow is common in eye makeup or makeup base. The carcasses of slaughtered animals are boiled to churn out a fatty substance, which is added to the base that you could be applying on your face almost every day. Squalene, an oil obtained from shark livers, finds widespread use in sunscreens, lipsticks, foundations, lotions and many other cosmetics. Even gelatin, used in cream based cosmetics and even ice cream, is processed by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments and bones of animals.Makeup removers, too, aren ''t devoid of weird ingredients, as they contain lanolin, excretion from wool bearing mammals. Ambergris, derived from the waxy oil that lines a whale s stomach, is used for the scent in perfumes.The icky factor doesn t end here. Snail mucin is big in K beauty for its hydrating potential and regeneration of skin, as it contains glycolic acid and glycoprotein enzymes. Snail slime, an unpleasant, slippery and thick semi solid substance, is processed and packaged as creams, gels, serums, toners, moisturisers and gel face masks experts say snail beauty therapy has been big in south Asian countries like Japan, China and the West for some time now. In fact, snail farming, known as heliciculture, involves raising land snails for human use: flesh is used as edible escargot, eggs as gourmet caviar and slime for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.Italy ''s largest agriculture industry association Coldiretti recently estimated that 44,000 tonnes of live and preserved snails are produced annually in the country, making it an industry worth $292 million. We are seeing record numbers of new avant garde snail production businesses, claimed Roberto Moncalvo, president, Coldiretti. We raise them naturally, feed them only vegetable matter and then extract the slime with water that contains ozone, which kills all the bacteria, Moncalvo added (the lockdown has, however, had a negative impact on snail businesses in Italy because farmers haven ''t been able to transport produce. The government has now set up a 100 million euro fund to support agricultural businesses).Closer home, the Nagas relish river snails cooked with dal. Speaking of food, even that industry isn ''t far behind when it comes to making use of creepy and weird ingredients. If you love marshmallows, maybe you ve been topping off a whole lot of animal protein on your scrumptious strawberry shake for years, as marshmallows are made from gelatin.Some foods may be sweet in taste, but a slight mention of the ingredient will leave you sick. Take, for instance, a colourful candy coated with shellac, a sticky substance derived from the secretions of the female Kerria lacca, an insect native to Thailand. Jelly beans pack a punch of gooeyness but they use shellac too. And don t be amazed if you find ocean saltwater injected into food. Some packaged meats like raw chicken may contain salt or other ingredients injected into them to enhance flavour and increase the weight.Do you like sprinkling loads of shredded cheese on your pizza? Cheese has wood pulp, officially ascribed as cellulose to boost fibre and add creaminess to low fat foods and to help keep shredded cheese from clumping together. Ingredients like rennet, an enzyme found in the stomach of nursing cows, lambs and goats, which is extracted by killing the animal, are also found in cheese.Chewing gum is made with lanolin a secretion from the skin glands of sheep which makes it chewy. Chewing gums that don ''t use lanolin are often made out of synthetic rubbers instead. Canned mushrooms also have traces of maggots and mites. You may, in fact, find an average of 75 or more mites per 100 gm of drained mushrooms and the proportionate liquid in a can.Even beers are filtered through isinglass, a gelatin made out of fish bladder. Animal rights group PETA, in fact, warns on its website that many wines include blood and bone marrow, casein (milk protein), chitin (fibre from crustacean shells), egg albumen (derived from egg whites), fish oil, gelatin and isinglass . The animals rights group has also asked luxury brands to stop using exotic skins, and wants a ban on their sale.While that may still take some time, Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus crisis, has completely banned the consumption of wild animals and has made wildlife trade illegal. The ban includes all terrestrial animals, animals that live and reproduce in the wilderness, and precious aquatic wild animals. In April, the Chinese ministry of agriculture and rural affairs compiled a list of special livestock non domesticated animals like reindeer, alpaca, guinea fowl, ostrich and emu can be farmed for meat, while animals like mink, silver fox, arctic fox and raccoon dog can be farmed for fur. China has also upgraded the protection of the pangolin believed to be the intermediate host of the virus to that of first class protected animal on a par with other endangered species like giant pandas. And Shenzhen has become the first Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat.Colombia s capital Bogota, one of the oldest bullfighting cities in the Americas, has also outlawed the mistreatment and killing of animals in a move aimed at eventually banning the events. The Scottish government is also going to ban the fish farming industry from shooting seals to save a 180 million pound export business to the US, which plans to stop import of fish from countries which allow seals to be killed to protect fisheries, as per reports.
”What we really need is a change in the attitude of people. We now see animals, especially farm animals, as things or commodities. This has to change. What we really need is a mind which can accept that the animals serve their own purpose in this world and it ''s much larger than just serving human beings. Their services to the ecosystem are to be acknowledged. We can talk about freedom only after accepting them as our fellow living beings. And only after allowing them to enjoy these freedoms can we talk about their welfare, ” says Sally Varma, Outreach Coordinator (Kerala) of Humane Society International India (HIS India).Talking about the fundamental rights of animals, or rather it can be called as the five freedoms granted to them, they were formalised in 1979 press statement by the UK Farm Animal Welfare Council and are being used by the animal welfare activists to help win animals the conditions favourable for a healthy life and dignity.
Raipur, Jun 16 (UNI) An FIR has been lodged against two farmers and three personnel of the Electricity Department in the death of an elephant due to the electric current today in Gersa village of Dharamjaigarh forest division in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh.Lucknow, Jun 16 (UNI) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has hit out at the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for its functioning, saying that the state Secretariat has become a centre of corruption in the state.
Bad Salsa duo along with their mentor are eyeing the bigger pictureEight years ago, I motored for six hours on a cold December day to Sholoardari, a tiny and nondescript village on the India Bangladesh border to meet its most famous resident: seven year old Sonali Majumdar. The daughter of a farmer who barely made Rs 20 a day at that time, Sonali had put Sholoardari which doesn t show up on Google Earth and is nothing more than just a narrow lane, a minute s walk away from the Bangladesh border on the reality show map in end November that year by dancing her way to the India s Got Talent title. This March, Sonali now 15 and her India s Got Talent dance partner Sumanth blew away the judges with their salsa act on America s Got Talent.