India and Mauritius on Saturday signed an agreement for maritime security as New Delhi extended a $500-million credit line to the Indian Ocean island nation following delegation level talks here headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth."As frontline states of the Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Jugnauth and I agree that it is our responsibility to ensure collective maritime security around our coasts and in our EEZs (exclusive economic zones)," Modi said while jointly addressing the media with the visiting dignitary following the talks. "We agree that effective management of conventional and non-conventional threats in the Indian Ocean is essential to pursue economic opportunities, protect the livelihood of our communities and provide security to our people," he said. He said that both countries must be vigilant against piracy that impacted trade and tourism, drugs and human trafficking, illegal fishing and other forms of illegal exploitation of marine resources."The conclusion of the bilateral Maritime Security Agreement today will strengthen our mutual cooperation and capacities," Modi said."We have also agreed to further strengthen our wide-ranging cooperation in hydrography for a secure and peaceful maritime domain." Modi also said that India would support the National Coast Guard (NCG) of Mauritius in augmenting its capacity through Project Trident, an integrated development project of the NCG. "We have also taken a decision to renew the life of the Coast Guard Ship Guardian, that was provided to Mauritius, under a grant assistance programme," he stated.The Indian Prime Minister said that the agreement on a $500-million LoC from India to Mauritius was "a good example of our strong and continuing commitment towards the development of Mauritius"."It will also help in the implementation of priority projects," he said. "Prime Minister Jugnauth and I welcome the progress in ongoing projects." Apart from the agreements on maritime...
Aiming to help people find what they are looking for, Google has added a "Personal" tab in search results to show content from private sources like Gmail account and Google Photos library."Similar to the Images, News and Maps tabs, the Personal tab narrows down search query and shows results from your Google accounts instead," technology website theverge.com reported.The "Personal" tab can be found behind the "More" menu and will surface results like Gmail messages and calendar events from users signed-in accounts.For photo searches, users can either immediately open an image result or click through to do a deeper search in Google Photos.In March, Google introduced shortcuts on the Google Search app for Android, iOS and Google.com on the mobile web that gives users the ability to explore deeper within topics they care about.With shortcuts right on the home screen, users now have access to in-depth experiences across sports, eat and drink, entertainment and weather sections.Android users will find other useful shortcuts too like translate, nearby attractions, flights, hotels, internet speed test, currency converter and more....
Intelligence agencies have issued a terror alert in metro cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, and border areas of Punjab and Rajasthan, over inputs of a possible attack by around 20 Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives.
The agencies said the militants have been trained by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and may carry out a medium intensity blast by a suicide bomber at a crowded location.
Police have issued an advisory to ensure tight monitoring and strengthened anti-terror measures at Metro and railway stations, airports, hotels popular among tourists, crowded markets, religious places and stadiums in Delhi, said the advisory. The alert says the infiltrators plan to out a "spectacular terrorist incident," so as to attract media attention.
Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik had said that they needed to make extra efforts in maintaining vigil since the national capital was a favourite target of terror outfits.
Ten PCR vans manned by National Security Guard-trained drivers and commandos have been deployed at vulnerable spots.
The Parakram vans will be stationed at Vijay Chowk, Palika Bazar, IP Marg, Select Citywalk Mall in Saket, Vasant Kunj Mall, Pacific Mall in Subhash Nagar, Netaji Subhash Place market and mall complex, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple and Jhandewalan.
Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor‘s recently released flick ‘Half Girlfriend’ has performed really well at the box office. The film was released last week last week. The response of the audience has been overwhelming. After superbly performing at the box office, the makers of the film, based on Chetan Bhagat book, could not stop themselves from throwing a grand success party in Mumbai.
Here are some clicks from the success bash of Half Girlfriend:
#halfgirlfriend success party #ektakapoor #shraddhakapoor #arjunkapoor #director #mohitsuri with the team
A post shared by *GR8Stars* (@gr8.stars) on May 26, 2017 at 11:43pm PDT
On the celebration mode #shraddhakapoor #arjunkapoor #ektaravikapoor #ektakapoor #chetanbhagat #mohitsuri #halfgirlfriend #riyasomani #madhavjha
A post shared by BOLLYHOLICS (@bollyholics__) on May 26, 2017 at 11:07pm PDT
NEW - the #halfgirlfriend success bash . جدید از تیم فیلم دوست دختر نصف و نیمه در جشن موفقیت فیلمشون . . . #shraddhakapoor #arjunkapoor #queen #bollywood #بالیوودیها #بالیوود_پارس #بالیوود #بالیوود_ایران #شرادا_کاپور
A post shared by ????Queens of Bollywood???? (@bolly__queens) on May 27, 2017 at 1:49am PDT
Yhm grup all are gd actors @divyankatripathidahiya @vivekdahiya @karan9198 @alygoni @anitahassanandani its party time #halfgirlfriend #success
A post shared by Divyanka (@divya_678_) on May 27, 2017 at 1:23am PDT
thank u guys for #halfgirlfriend response. Happy to see response (but no dancing!)
A post shared by Chetan Bhagat (@chetanbhagat) on May 24, 2017 at 5:17am PDT
Actor Tiger Shroff, who has been chosen to play the lead role in the Bollywood remake of "Rambo", follows three mantras to maintain his fit frame and glowing skin.The actor, who started his Hindi film career with "Heropanti" and has come on board to endorse Garnier Men with Sushant Singh Rajput and John Abraham, believes staying healthy is a way of life. To help his fans and followers lead a similar life, Tiger has spoken about his regime:* Regular workouts: Considering our hectic routine and demanding work pressure, it is crucial for everyone to conduct regular workout sessions. I make sure that I work out for at least two hours every day. In addition to an attractive physique, it largely helps improve blood circulation in the body and boosts positivity making you feel healthy and happy.* Eating healthy: To look good and fresh always, it is pertinent to eat healthy. If you are not following a good diet, then the workout you do is worthless. The food you eat should be high in proteins and vitamins for your body. I follow a balanced diet that includes a good mix of dry fruits, eggs, vegetables, sprouts, meat and fish. I also try and stay away from processed foods as much as possible. Additionally, I believe in the power of detox so I ensure that I consume green tea at least three, four times during the day.* Daily skin care regimen: While it is important to drink adequate amount of water and get proper sleep to look good, it is equally vital to address external factors that tend to take a toll on your skin. In my profession where I have to perform my own stunts, dance in the blazing sun and fight villains in outdoor locations, I still need to look good and fresh at all times.Therefore, I make sure I use products that take care of my skin's needs without much hassle. My personal favourite is the Garnier facewash which has Matcha green tea as it not only helps to cleanse my face but also detoxifies it from dirt and impurities. I just have to use it twice a day and it guarantees...
An Indian Navy ship with relief materials reached Colombo today as the death toll from the worst floods since 2003 in Sri Lanka climbed to 100 and authorities warned of more rains.
The Disaster Management Centre issued an urgent evacuation warning for residents living along the Kelani River and within the Divisional Secretariats of Kollonnawa, Kaduwela, Wellampitiya, Kelaniya, Biyagama, Sedawatte, Dompe, Hanwella, Padukka and Avissawella.
At least 200,382 people belonging to 52,603 families were affected in 14 districts. Further, 12,007 people belonging to 2,937 families were relocated to 69 safe locations as of Saturday morning, it said.
The death toll rose to 100 while 99 others were missing, it said.
Sri Lankas tri-forces personnel including more than 1,000 Army troops were engaged in the rescue and relief operations.
A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) airman died after falling from a helicopter during a flood rescue operation in Neluwa area in Galle.
The Meteorology Department said that rain and windy conditions are expected to continue.
"Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central and North-western provinces," it said.
Sri Lankas Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with the Ministry of Disaster Management, appealed to the United Nations, International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) and neighbouring countries to provide assistance to affected people, especially in the areas of search and rescue operations.
India in response dispatched three Navy ships with emergency supplies to help Sri Lanka in the rescue and relief operations.
INS Kirch diverted to Colombo to render immediate assistance in flood relief operations, arrived in Colombo Port today. Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu handed over the relief items brought by INS Kirch to Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake.
Two more Indian Navy ships -- INS Shardul and INS Jalashwa -- have also left for Sri Lanka with relief materials...
Now, Ola Cabs Make It Easier To Withdraw Cash On The Go
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November 28 , 2016 , 13:36 IST
[caption id="attachment_235858" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Now, Ola Cabs Make It Easier To Withdraw Cash On The Go[/caption]
After petrol pumps, cash can now be withdrawn by swiping debit cards at select Ola cabs as Indias largest ride-hailing service partners with lenders like State Bank of India (SBI) and Punjab National Bank to ease cash crunch.
With banks and ATMs not being able to cope with the rush for access to lower denomination or new currency after old Rs 500 and 1,000 notes were banned, cash dispensing through swipe of debit cards at POS machines was introduced at around 3,700 petrol pumps. The same is being replicated by Ola on a test basis in its cabs in Kolkata and Hyderabad where taxis with a bank officer and POS machine are parked at different locations and dispense cash of Rs 2,000 per card.
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Ola Chief Operating Officer Pranay Jivrajka said that the initial response has been tremendous and the company was exploring with banks to expand this service to other cities with cash being dispensed on the go rather than current experiment of cars being parked at a particular busy point. In Kolkata, Ola has partnered with Punjab National Bank (PNB), while for Hyderabad, it has collaborated with SBI and Andhra Bank.
"The week-long activity, that is already servicing thousands of citizens, will continue till end of the month. It (cabs) will visit areas like Chandni Chowk Metro Station, Esplanade Metro, Barabazaar, Salt Lake, Exide and Rashbehari (in Kolkata)," he said. Cars carrying POS machine are servicing citizens in popular areas in Hyderabad like KBR Park, JNTU, Inorbit Mall over the weekend, he added. "We are also looking at flagging off the programme in other key cities, including Delhi. The banks are providing on-ground executives to enable people withdraw cash seamlessly," he said.
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Following the government’s move to scrap old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes earlier this month, there have been serpentine queues at banks and ATMs as people lined up to withdraw valid currency. There have been demands for setting up more mobile ATMs across the country and also refilling them more often as there seems to be a crunch of liquid cash given the long queues. Ola, which has its mobile wallet service, claimed it has seen 1500 per cent growth in recharge of Ola Money.
"The number of trips paid in cash has certainly gone down. More people are now paying using digital platforms like Ola Money and credit/debit cards," he said.