Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Best FIFA footballer of the year award in 2017, despite the fine performances of his rival Lionel Messi, according to Brazilian legend Ronaldo."This year I would choose Cristiano Ronaldo to win it," Ronaldo, a three-time recipient of football's highest individual honour, was quoted as saying by Fox Sports on Sunday."In the past two years he has been decisive. His statistics can't be ignored," the former FC Barcelona and Real Madrid star striker added.Cristiano Ronaldo, a four-time winner of the FIFA player of the year award, has scored 40 goals and provided 12 assists in 45 matches for Real Madrid in the 2016-17 season, reports Xinhua news agency.Meanwhile, Messi -- who has received the honour five times -- has scored 54 goals and provided 19 assists in 52 matches.Real Madrid won the title of the Spanish La Liga and will play Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday. Barcelona, meanwhile, won the Spanish Super Cup and the Copa del Rey."I love watching Messi with the ball at his feet," Ronaldo said. "He scores goals and everything else. Both players are fantastic but it's a cruel comparison. Both players deserve respect," he concluded.Ronaldo also revealed that if it was not for his arguments over his weight with then Real Madrid head coach Fabio Capello, he would have stayed longer than five years at the Spanish capital giants."I didn't want to leave. I started to have a lot of problems with Capello. If I was 100 grams overweight, he would take me out of the team," Ronaldo said."I am tolerant, I want to understand other points of view. But with him, I just couldn't," the two-time World Cup winner who has scored 83 league goals in 127 games for the Spanish capital giants between 2002 and 2007 before moving to AC Milan, added."I understand his position as the manager, but sometimes in football, 100 or 200 grams doesn't make the difference. It's about what you actually do, and he didn't see what I actually did, what I...
China on Monday asked India to be "cautious" and exercise "restraint" over building infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh, days after Prime Narendra Modi launched the country's longest bridge linking Assam with the state claimed by Beijing."We hope India adopts a cautious and restrained attitude on the issue before the final settlement of the border issue with China to jointly control disputes, safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas," the Chinese Foreign Ministry told IANS."China's position on the eastern section of the Sino-Indian border areas is consistent and clear," a statement in Chinese said.Modi last week opened the country's longest bridge over Brahmaputra river that connects Assam's easternmost region with Arunachal Pradesh, claimed and dubbed by China as South Tibet."China and India should resolve territorial disputes through negotiations and consultations between the two countries," the Foreign Ministry said.China and India have a dragging border dispute.The 9.2 km Dhola-Sadiya bridge will cut the distance and travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by 165 km and five hours.Analysts say the bridge will ensure swift movement of Indian troops in Arunachal Pradesh, which, therefore, will bolster India's defence along the China border.China and India fought a brief war in 1962 when the Chinese entered Arunachal Pradesh and unilaterally declared a ceasefire after withdrawing to the McMahon Line.Since then Indian and Chinese troops have had several skirmishes.China has long been building infrastructure along the border unlike India, which, experts say, avoided building roads in the region, fearing a repeat of the 1962 war when the People's Liberation Army troops entered Assam....
Bollywood actress Nimrat Kaur was last seen on the big screen opposite Akshay Kumar in the superhit Airlift and since then has been busy with American TV series Wayward Pines.
However, it's not all work and no play for Nimrat, who was recently spotted at the birthday bash of filmmaker Karan Johar, alongside her 'favourite Khan'. Nimrat later shared a pic on Instagram of her and her buddy and it is... Sara Ali Khan! The daughter of chote Nawab Saif Ali Khan and his first wife, former actress Amrita Singh.
Sara Ali Khan is preparing for her big Bollywood launch, which reportedly will happen by none other than Karan Johar.
At his birthday party, the birthday boy Karan made sure to introduce Sara to the Bollywood fraternity, the same way he had introduced Alia Bhatt ahead of her launch in Student of The Year.
Nimrat shared a collage of two pics featuring her and Sara, one at the gym, where they are reportedly good buddies, and one from Karan's birthday party:
Keeping it classy by day and night. Photo and idea courtesy - my fav Khan ! ????????????????#gameonpoint #beforeandafterashower #workhardtoplayharder #howweroll
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Residents of Gujarat's Vadodara city, which was recently adjudged as the 10th cleanest city in India created a new Guinness world record on Sunday of maximum people sweeping the floor at a single venue.
The Vadodara Municipal Corporation Commissioner Vinod Rao said around 5,058 people came together to sweep the bridge connecting Akota with Dandia bazaar, an area spread over 1 kilometro.
An additional 50,000 people were at the location witnessing the record being made.
"This unique programme was organised for celebrating the city's inclusion in ten cleanest cities and as part of the commitment to become the cleanest city next year," Rao said to media.
The adjudicator of the Guinness World Records awarded the certificate soon after the event.
"Most people sweeping the floor (single venue) was achieved by Vadodara municipal corporation in Vadodara, Gujarat, and the attempt was witnessed by 50,000 people on May 28, 2017," stated the certificate.
Rao said that the programme was conducted as a tribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'....
The Goods and Services Tax, to be rolled out in just over a month, will not only check evasions but also help India evolve as a more tax-compliant society, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.
"It certainly will be a more efficient tax and one of the important changes it will bring about is (that) it will not only check evasions, but also help in evolving India as a more tax complaint society," he said.
Jaitley was speaking after inaugurating the new campus of the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (Nacin) here, which will train officers of Central Board of Excise and Customs, besides officers of VAT department in the new GST regime, to be implemented from July 1.
He said training academies like Nacin have a very vital role to play to forge a proper coordination between taxation authorities of the Centre and the states, to implement GST, which is a product of Federal India.
"The new indirect tax is a product of Federal India.
Therefore, the coordination between taxation authorities of states and the Centre will be important. It is therefore extremely important that tax training academies such as (Nacin) will have a vital role to play," he said.
The minister said the amalgamation of various indirect taxes under GST in one price is itself a monumental taxation change, which requires personnel to upgrade their skills and knowledge, as it evolves while administering.
The elimination of interaction between the assessing authority and taxpayer will minimise harassment and bring greater accountability into the system, Jaitley said.
He also said that there probably would be a single interface of taxation authorities instead of multiple interfaces.
The all powerful GST Council had at the end of its two day meet at Srinagar on May 19, finalised four tax rates of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent for services including telecom, insurance, hotels and restaurants in the biggest tax reform since Independence.
The world of Baahubali and the fictional kingdom of Mahishmati has become a fan favourite through the run of the two movies of the Baahubali saga, namely 'Baahubali: The Beginning' and 'Baahubali: The Conclusion'.
Now, fans, especially the younger ones can enjoy more stories of the fabled land through its animated spinoff 'Baahubali: The Lost Legends' which will soon appear on the small screen.
After releasing the series on Amazon Prime Video, Rajamouli, Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks have joined hands with Colors channel to expand the world of "Baahubali".
"‘Baahubali' has proved to be a landmark film in the history of Indian cinema. Its success is nothing short of a case study for the Indian filmmakers. We at Colors pride ourselves for knowing the pulse of our viewers," Raj Nayak, COO, Viacom18, said in a statement.
"Going by the ripples that this masterpiece has generated nationwide, we thought this was the right time to bring to our television audiences the folklores of ‘Baahubali' which have been captured stunningly in this animated series," he added.
"Baahubali: The Lost Legends" has been created by Rajamouli, Sharad Devarajan and Arka Mediaworks.
Rajamouli said: "The reach of television as a medium in India is extraordinary, and we're thrilled to partner with Raj Nayak and Colors to bring the untold stories of the Mahishmati kingdom to the television audiences.
"Our creation of the series with Graphic India and Sharad Devarajan was formed on the idea that we could launch an animated series that would go beyond just kids. With the channel's distribution platform, we will be able to bring ‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends' to the millions of people in India from ages eight to eighty."
"Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", the second installment in the franchise, is currently having a golden run in theatres. Released on April 28, it minted over Rs 1500 crore so far.
"The paradigm shift that ‘Baahubali' has brought into the entertainment industry is truly...
Sidhu Mocking At Kejriwal Video Clips Go Viral On Social Media
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[caption id="attachment_208047" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Amidst speculation about his joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), video clips showing cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu mocking at Arvind Kejriwal today went viral on the social media, a day after he resigned from Rajya Sabha.[/caption]
Amidst speculation about his joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), video clips showing cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu mocking at Arvind Kejriwal today went viral on the social media, a day after he resigned from Rajya Sabha.
In the clips, appeared to be shot during the 2014 Delhi Assembly polls, Sidhu is seen making fun of the AAP national convenor and describing him as "Nautanki company wala Kejriwal".
In one of the clips, he is seen saying, "Nautanki company wala Kejriwal Sahib. Mai politics kabhi join nahin karunga, Aam Aadmi Party bana di. Mai security nahin loonga, 'Z' security le lee. Mai bangla nahi lunga, bangle mein khud jhadu maarne lag gaya, bangla le liya. Main koi jhooth bol raha hoon?"
(I will never join politics, he said but floated the Aam Aadmi Party. I will never take security cover, he took 'Z' security. I will not take a bungalow, he took it and started sweeping the floor himself. Am I lying?).
The former India cricketer is also seen making fun of the Delhi Chief Minister's chronic coughing in one of the clips.
"Idhar dharna, udhar dharna. Tujhse khansi to theek nahin hui, Delhi kya theek karega. Have I lied? (Holding protests here and there...you cannot cure your cough, how would you cure Delhi)," he is heard saying in the clip.
In another clip, Sidhu says, "Har jagah pe bhagam bhag. Naukri chhodke bhaga, Delhi ki janta ko chhodke bhaga...Jo banda Anna Hazare ka nahin ho saka, woh tumhara kaise hoga?
(He has run away from everything. He left his job, left the people of Delhi...if someone can leave Anna Hazare, how can he be yours?)."
Dealing a blow to the BJP ahead of Assembly elections in Punjab, Sidhu, the Amritsar MP from 2004 to 2014, resigned yesterday from Rajya Sabha three months after his nomination by the Narendra Modi government, fuelling speculations that he, along with his wife Navjot Kaur, a BJP MLA, could join the AAP.
Kejriwal and other top leaders of the party hailed the decision.
Kaur today told reporters there was no choice before her husband but join the AAP to serve the people of Punjab.