Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh can be seen making headlines on several news websites over his 'not same privilege as MS Dhoni'-statement. Harbhajan was soon after he failed to make it to the ICC Champions Trophy squad. But on Friday, Harbhajan took to his official Twitter account to clear the air on the entire statement, thus shunning news websites for misquoting him.
1/3 Dear media plz don't misquote all the time. Any1 who wants 2know what exactly I said in that interview please go & see the entire video. pic.twitter.com/aatVC4wxzM
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 26, 2017
NDTV reported on Thursday that Harbhajan is miffed over MS Dhoni's selection saying that he doesn't receive similar privileges as MS Dhoni when it comes to selection matters. This was followed by angry Dhoni fans trolling him immensely on Twitter.
Saying all that he had to on Friday, Harbhajan clarified that his statement was not intended at MS Dhoni's selection over his for the Chamions Trophy.
2/3 MSD is a dear friend &a great player, I never doubted his selection so please don't quote me on things which I never said against him
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 26, 2017
"MSD is a dear friend & a great player, I never doubted his selection so please don’t quote me on things which I never said against him," he tweeted. In another tweet, he said, "Dear media plz don't misquote all the time. Any1 who wants 2know what exactly I said in that interview please go & see the entire video."
When asked about the reasons behind it, the Jalandhar-based spinner said, "I don't know, but it indeed is a valid question. I hope that the selection commitee has an answer for it."
3/3 just to run ur sites n create 'sensatiinonal stories' don't misquote & run out of context to harm someone elses image.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 26, 2017
To follow your passion for travel, you don’t need to necessarily have too much of money. It entirely depends on how passionate and nature-loving you are. If you make the right choice, you are bound to follow your passion and discover new places instead of spending on the luxuries while travelling. Let your urge to travel overpower the budget you have.
Staying in Delhi or being a Delhiite makes you even more lucky as we compile for you five cool weekend getaways that can rejuvenate you for many working weeks ahead. And to add to the excitement, many of these places can actually be done in a budget.
Here, we present a list of destinations that you can cover over a weekend, in low budget.
Now, take your pick!
RishikeshDistance From Delhi: 225 kmTotal Travel Time: 4-5 hrsBus Fare: Starting at Rs 200 for an ordinary bus to Rs 1,400 for a Volvo.Places To Stay: Ashrams, backpackers' hostels, and tent accommodations starting at as low as Rs 150.
Go hiking through the woods, spend a day or two at a tent on one of the white sand river bank, enjoy stunning views of the Ganga, and sample the delicious local cuisine. If you have time, you can also visit the Rajaji National Park, known for its natural beauty and an increasing population of elephants.
SariskaDistance from Delhi: 217 kmTotal Travel Time:4 hoursEstimated Expenditure: Rs 1,400-Rs 1,500 on a diesel vehicle with a mileage of about 16 km per litre.Places To Stay: Plenty of budget hotels within the Rs 1,000-Rs 2,000 range in the buffer area.
A quick wildlife getaway from Delhi, which doesn't pinch your pocket much- Sariska is a great option. You can go on a wildlife safari and enjoy sightings of a wide variety of bird species, deer, tigers, and more. This national park is a best place for both nature lovers and photographers from all parts of the world.
DhanaultiDistance From Delhi: 350 km, and 32 km from MussoorieTotal Travel Time: 8 hoursBus Fare: Rs 700 Till MussooriePlaces To Stay: Budget hotels...
Making fresh allegations against Delhi chief minister, sacked Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday accused Arvind Kejriwal and health minister Satyendar Jain of misappropriating health funds and claimed three health scams, including one involving Rs 300 crore.Mishra said three big scams were perpetrated in the health sector by the Aam Aadmi Party government, including one of more than Rs 300 crore in the procurement of medicines.The Kejriwal government improperly procured medicines, overpaid for ambulances, and violated rules in transfers and appointments too, Mishra told the media here.The former Minister said Jain did not allow hospitals to buy medicines and instead handed over the task to a central procurement authority."The government bought medicines worth crores of rupees six months in advance, even when hospitals said they don't need them. Three godowns were built to store the medicines, which have been wasted," said Mishra, who has been suspended from the Aam Aadmi Party.The former Minister claimed that such medicines have since expired and hospitals have started running out of stock.
He also raised doubts over the purchase of 100 ambulances in the national capital.
Mishra said that the 100 ambulance bought by the government for Rs 23 lakh each were supposed to be fireproof, but four caught fire within the first few days of running. "Some are now not even in use," he alleged.The MLA from Karawal Nagar said that Health Minister Jain appointed at least 30 Medical Superintendents in Delhi hospitals without following the due process.
"Jain broke rules of transfers and appointments. Junior officers were given senior posts and he ordered over 30 illegal postings," Mishra claimed.
Climate change that leads to warmer than normal nights can do major harm to human sleep, researchers say.The findings showed that abnormal increases in night temperature by 1 degree Celsius can translate to three nights of insufficient sleep per 100 individuals per month in the US. If climate change is not addressed, warmer temperatures could cause six additional nights of insufficient sleep per 100 individuals by 2050 and approximately 14 extra nights per 100 by 2099, the researchers said."Sleep has been well-established as a critical component of human health. Too little sleep can make a person more susceptible to disease and chronic illness, and it can harm psychological well-being and cognitive functioning," said lead author Nick Obradovich, postdoctoral student at Harvard University. "What our study shows is not only that ambient temperature can play a role in disrupting sleep but also that climate change might make the situation worse by driving up rates of sleep loss," Obradovich added.For the study, published in the journal Science Advances, the team looked at 765,000 US residents and linked the self-reported nights of insufficient sleep to daily temperature data. They found that the negative effect of warmer nights is most acute in summer. It is almost three times as high in summer as during any other season.In addition, the effect is greatest among the poor and elderly. For older people, the effect is twice that of younger adults. And for the lower-income group, it is three times worse than for people who are better off financially."We don't have sleep data from around the world, but assuming the pattern is similar, one can imagine that in places that are warmer or poorer or both, what we'd find could be even worse," Obradovich added....
Street food options are always tempting, but be cautious about indulging in it as you may contract gastrointestinal infections. It's best to consume spicy and oily food in moderation during the summer and monsoon season, suggest experts. Saurabh Arora, Founder at FoodSafetyHelpline.com and Vishal Gupta, Managing Director at Blue Mount RO, have some points to make: * Food can cause gastric problems: Various types of snacks made of mashed potatoes, which might be kept in the open for long should be avoided. One of the most common snacks in this category are samosas. Other oily snacks include paneer pakoras which might cause gastric problems if the ingredients are not fresh. Fermented food items like chole bhature can be spoiled by fungi that flourish in the humid conditions prevailing during the rainy season. As a general rule of thumb, all types of spicy and oily food should be consumed in moderation. * Avoid street food: Most types of street foods are generally prepared in the open. There is a chance of contamination of the food with rain water. The stalls are sometimes located near open drains, where there is a chance of contamination with coliform bacteria that can cause serious diarrhea disease. The water used for preparing street food favourites like golgappas is likely to be contaminated, and there is a chance of contracting water-borne diseases like cholera and typhoid in this way. Also, fruit juices from street vendors might be kept in the open and served later, increasing chances of contamination. There are chances that the glasses and other items will not be clean. Consumption of ice lollies, kulfi during the monsoon season can also lead to stomach problems arising from unhygienic conditions. * Common water-borne infections: Water-borne infections can lead to gastroenteritis, diarrhea and serious diseases like typhoid and cholera. Venturing out into water-logged streets will result in splashing of dirty rain water onto clothes, hands and feet. ...
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that opposition unity on the issue of the presidential election is intact and clarified that he came to attend the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it was in honour of the visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth."Opposition is united on the issue of presidential election," Nitish Kumar told reporters after meeting the Prime Minister.The JD-U president said it was unfair to compare the luncheon meeting organised by Sonia Gandhi on Friday for opposition leaders, with that hosted by Modi, and added that it was "always clear" that Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav would go for the opposition meeting ."Half of the population in Mauritius is of Bihari origin. We have an emotional connect with Mauritius so I thought it is appropriate to accept the invitation," Nitish Kumar said.Asked about his skipping the Friday opposition meet, Kumar said: "What is the connection between the two? I have already met Sonia Gandhi on April 20.""It was already decided that Sharadji will go for that meet. The invitation for today was for the Bihar Chief Minister," he said."Comparing the two is a misinterpretation of the situation," he added.He also said that he urged the Prime Minister to send a team of experts before the arrival of monsoon to study the situation of flooding in his state.He handed over a letter to Prime Minister Modi demanding special grants for Bihar."We have the mandate of people, we have a 'Mahagatbandhan' (grand alliance). Raising the issues of the state with the Centre is our duty," he added.
Panama Papers: All You Need To Know About The Biggest Confidential Docs Leak
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April 4 , 2016 , 14:29 IST
[caption id="attachment_179199" align="aligncenter" width="700"] An investigation into the documents by more than 100 media groups, described as one of the largest such probes in history, revealed the hidden offshore dealings in the assets of around 140 political figures — including 12 current or former heads of states.[/caption]
A new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and more than 100 other news organisations around the globe reveals the offshore links of some of the planet's most prominent people, including over 500 from India.
According to report in The Indian Express, which was part of a coalition of media outlets investigating the documents, says its eight— month investigation of over 36,000 files has revealed around 500 Indian names, including actor Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, real— estate developer DLF's KP Singh, to politician Anurag Kejriwal, on the firm’s list of offshore companies, foundations and trusts. The newspaper says it has checked the authenticity of over 300 addresses.
Here's all you need to know about the biggest data leak ever:
— This is the biggest leak of data ever, wherein confidential documents have been leaked that reveals how rich and powerful people use tax havens to conceal their wealth.
— A massive leak of 11.5 million tax documents has exposed the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.
— The leaked documents show links to 72 current or former heads of state, including the families and associates of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, Libya’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi and Syria’s president Bashar al— Assad.
— The data was leaked from the internal database of the world’s most secretive companies, Panama— based law firm Mossack Fonseca, with offices in more than 35 countries. The company helped its clients to protect their wealth in secretive offshore tax regimes.
— The files contain the complete details of 214,000 offshore entities.
— More than 11 million documents obtained by ICIJ date from 1977 to December 2015. The documents contain incorporation dates, cash transfers, and all the information related to links between companies and individual.
— While the law firm says, it has operated beyond reproach for 40 years, but has never been charged with criminal wrongdoing.
Among the main claims of the ICIJ investigations:
— Close associates of Putin, who is not himself named in the documents, “secretly shuffled as much as USD2 billion through banks and shadow companies,” the ICIJ said.
— The files identified offshore companies linked to the family of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has led a tough anti— corruption campaign in his country, the ICIJ said.
— In Iceland, the files allegedly show Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson and his wife secretly owned an offshore firm holding millions of dollars in Icelandic bank bonds during the country’s financial crisis.
— The law firm of a member of FIFA’s ethics committee, Juan Pedro Damiani, had business ties with three men indicted in the FIFA scandal: former FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo, as well as Hugo Jinkis and his son Mariano who were accused of paying bribes to win soccer broadcast rights in Latin America.
— Argentine football great Messi and his father owned a Panama company, Mega Star Enterprises Inc., a shell company that had previously not come up in Spanish investigations into the father and son’s tax affairs.
Also in the world of football, Francetvinfo named UEFA president Michel Platini as the beneficiary of a Panama— based tax company, adding however that no illegal activity was
Platini’s communications service said in a statement sent to AFP that “all of his accounts and assets are known to the tax authorities in Switzerland, where he has been a tax resident since 2007″.
The revelation of the “Panama Papers” detailing the off— shore structures of many wealthy
clients is a “crime” and an “attack” on Panama, the law firm at the heart of the scandal has said.
“This is a crime, a felony,” Ramon Fonseca, one of the founders of the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca, said yesterday.
“This is an attack on Panama because certain countries don’t like it that we are so competitive in attracting companies,” he told AFP.