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Visalakshi Ramani

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Did it bring tears of remorse in THAT person
who had put THIS lovely MOM to sleep?

Style News18
Sridevi's 'Mom' Earns an Astonishing Rs 9.8 Crore on Day 1 at China Box Office, Beats AndhaDhun
Late Bollywood actress Sridevi's last movie 'Mom' registered a business of Rs 9.8 crore on its opening day in China.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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A battle of whims since it is not a battle of wits!

News Associated Press
China retaliates on tariffs, stock markets go into a slide
BEIJING (AP) - Escalating its trade war with the U.S. and sending world financial markets into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Too much talk and to little action and that too
after too much indifference and procrastination! :(


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News Firstpost
We're losing the climate change battle, heading towards tragedy: UN Secy General
In the race against climate change, we need more plans and action, not just words and speeches.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Often Youth and wealth are mutually exclusive.
Some lucky people have both + a huge success

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Style Cosmo
The richest celebrities under the age of 30 have been named
Emma Watson and Cara Delevingne lead the way
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Nothing will succeed unless the women and the children join their hands!

Mothers 'Rise Up' in March for Climate Action in London
Thousands took to the streets of London on Mother’s Day, May 12, to demand climate change in what was dubbed the “Mothers Rise Up” protest, according to local media. The protest was led by eleven
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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To me this is a great news!
May be the droolers would think otherwise!

Style Refinery 29 UK
No Angels: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Won't Be Televised Anymore
On Friday, the retailer told employees that its annual fashion show will no longer be televised. The last Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show that aired on network TV took place in December 2018, where
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Who would have thought this to be possible?
Simple dabbawala sending present to a royal baby!


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NewsANI
Mumbai Dabbawalas send their blessings for Prince Archie with a special gift
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 13 (ANI): Ever since Prince Archie entered the world on May 6, he has been showered with love and wishes from across the world. Joining the list of well-wishers, Mumbai's famed Dabbawalas have sent a special gift for the royal baby. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were recently blessed with a
 

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Does 'looking like her royal idol' make her royal in anyway?


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Style Yahoo Style UK
Meghan Markle fan has £23,000 worth of surgery to look like her royal idol
She had liposuction, lip fillers, fat grafts and a breast augmentation.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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I believe him. He just found his 'first real job' in his life! :)

Style Yahoo Style UK
Prince Harry reveals he 'can't imagine life without baby Archie' during Oxford visit
"He said he's getting used to the baby and how Archie has fitted into family life."
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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What a waste of money and man-hours for "oru naal koothu!"

Style News18
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Purple Butterfly Gown at Cannes 2018 Red Carpet Took 3000 Hours to Make
Aishwarya Rai, L'Oreal Paris brand ambassador, clocked her 17th year at the Cannes Film Festival last year.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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The smoke screen always works well and hides the real issues!

News Latestly
US to Send 120,000 Troops to Middle East Amid Rising Tensions With Iran? White House Reviews Plan
The number of troops considered to be sent to the Middle East has 'shocked' officials who have been briefed so far, a leading US daily said, adding that the White House is contemplating over the plan.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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The fear fructifies???

News The Independent
US close to 'dangerous military confrontation', warns senior Iranian diplomat
America is getting “dragged into a dangerous military confrontation” with Iran by an alliance of malign states in the Middle East and hawks in the Trump administration, one of Tehran’s most senior diplomats has charged as tensions continue to rise in the region.The leaders of Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the US President’s National Security Advisor were singled by the Iranian ambassador to Britain as those supposedly attempting to orchestrate a conflict.The accusation came in the wake of the deployment of an US aircraft carrier strike group to the Gulf and Mr Trump’s acting Defence Secretary, Patrick Shanahan, reportedly presenting a military contingency plan for an Iran conflict at a meeting of senior national security officials. The plan, was drawn up on the orders of Mr Bolton, according to the New York Times, involved sending more than 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Tehran carries out attacks on US forces or speeds up its development of nuclear weapons.Mr Trump, however, claimed The New York Times report was " fake news". He said: "We'd send hell of a lot more troops than that" if a plan was to be drawn up for a war with Iran.Meanwhile there were reports in Washington that American investigators believe that Iran or its armed proxy group attacked four oil tankers in the area, using explosives to cause severe damage to the vessels. Iran has strongly disclaimed any involvement.Iran’s Supreme Leader stressed in Tehran that his country did not seek a military conflict and neither, he believed, did the US. "There won't be any war. We don't seek a war, and they don't either. They know it’s not in their interest to do so”, said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.Hamid Baedinejad, the Iranian ambassador said: “Unfortunately there are people in the region advising Donald Trump, those our ministers call the ‘B team’, who have adopted a policy of confrontation and initiatives to drag the US into a confrontation with Iran in collaboration with John Bolton.“The question is whether there are people in Washington who would be able to avoid falling into this trap.“These people trying for confrontation have been very active in this area. We believe this is a total mistake and a total miscalculation. We hope they understand that they are playing a very dangerous game and it may have consequences for them.“We hope that this stops and people start behaving in a responsible way.”No evidence has been produced so far to show Iranian involvement, but the attacks have escalated tension with an expanding military presence in and around the Strait of Hormuz which provides passage for tankers carrying a fifth of the oil consumed globally each year.Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have stopped short of directly blaming Iran for the attacks, which Tehran has condemned as “dreadful” with a parliamentary spokesman holding that Israel was a prime suspect for carrying them out. Unfortunately there are people in the region advising Donald Trump, those our ministers call the ‘B team’, who have adopted a policy of confrontation Hamid BaedinejadLast week the US administration maintained that it has “specific and credible” intelligence indicating that Iran or its allies were preparing assaults against American targets in the area. Mr Trump threatened that “there’s going to a bad problem for Iran if something happens”. The intelligence warning, according to security and diplomatic officials, came from Israel.Mr Baedinejad insisted that Iran was fully aware of the build up of American forces and had been extremely careful to avoid any possibility of clashes.“The military presence of the US is very high in the region, we know that, and we know that any miscalculation would be very damaging,” he said.“But let me tell you frankly that after this military preparation by the US we were actually expecting there would be some incidents, because there are people in Washington and elsewhere trying to drag the US into a military confrontation, trying to find some pretext to do so, maybe shape public opinion for some action.”The ambassador denied any Iranian involvement in the tanker attacks. “We don’t know who did this, we need to find evidence. But we are very suspicious of what happened. Hours after media reports on this, the UAE declined to comment, they rejected this has happened at all. But then suddenly there was a concerted effort to channelize the news that Iran and ‘proxies’ were likely to be engaged in this. We don’t know who is coordinating it, but we find it all very suspicious” he said.The theme of agent provocateurs attempting to ferment a conflict was echoed by other senior Iranian officials.Heshmatollah Falahat Pisheh, the head of the country’s National Security Foreign Policy Committee stated: “Iran and the United States can manage the crisis by themselves.But there are third parties who might make the atmosphere of the region more sensitive in terms of security by making deviant moves. There are different groups whose goal is to make the region unsafe. Therefore, there must be red lines between Iran and the United States in the management of the events which prevents third parties from making crises."Iran’s Foreign Minister claimed “extremist individuals” in the US of pursuing dangerous policies.Speaking during a visit to New Delhi, Mohammad Javad Zarif said he had discussed the issue in a meeting with Indian officials. “In this meeting there was also discussion of the worries about the actions and suspicious sabotage in the region.And we announced that we had predicted these kinds of actions for provoking tension in the region before....We discussed regional issues and the dangers of the policies, extremist individuals in the American government and the region are trying to impose on the region.”

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Visalakshi Ramani

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Money speaks louder than the outer-voices and the inner-voice!

News The Independent
Trump administration staff to abandon protection of president under threat of fines, congressman suggests: 'It could be a game changer'
Trump administration staff who are protecting the president by refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas could abandon him under threat of huge fines, senior Democrats have suggested.Adam Schiff, Democratic chair of the House intelligence committee, has proposed holding those who do not comply with Congress with inherent contempt, a rarely used procedure which can result in fines up to $25,000 (£19,330) daily or even imprisonment.The proposal comes amid an unprecedented effort by the White House to resist efforts by House Democrats to get access to Donald Trump’s tax returns, the unredacted Mueller report, and documents from former White House lawyer Don McGahn. "I don't know how many are going to want to take that risk for Donald Trump. But we're going to have to use that device if necessary," Mr Schiff told ABC News."We’re going to have to use the power of the purse if necessary. We're going to have to enforce our ability to do oversight.” Democratic congressman Ro Khanna, asked about Mr Schiff’s comments, told NBC News on Monday that he believed “fines would be appropriate”.Noting the threat of contempt ultimately pressured the Nixon administration into complying with Congress during the Watergate scandal, Mr Khanna said: “I do think it could be a game changer. Not everyone is going to want to incur a fine to protect this president, not everyone is going to want to be held in contempt of congress to protect this president.” Mr Khanna, who is co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, added he hoped the issue could be resolved in the courts, amid what he described as a “constitutional stalemate". Steven Groves, White House deputy press secretary, said: “There are rules and norms governing congressional oversight of the Executive Branch, and the Democrats simply refuse to abide by them."Democrats are demanding documents they know they have no legal right to see - including confidential communications between the President and foreign leaders and grand jury information that cannot be disclosed under the law. "This White House will not and cannot comply with unlawful demands made by increasingly unhinged and politically-motivated Democrats." House Democrats last week escalated their feud with the White House by moving towards holding attorney general William Barr in contempt over his refusal to give up the unredacted Mueller report, which details Russia's attempts to help Mr Trump win the 2020 election, as well as the president's attempts to impede the subsequent investigation. Finding Mr Barr in contempt would make him only the second sitting attorney general to be hit with the charge.The White House has been contacted for comment.

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Visalakshi Ramani

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The Damocles' sword seems to hanging over everyone's head!

News Latestly
Green Card New Rules: Donald Trump to Propose Merit-Based Immigration System in US, to Benefit Indian Professionals
Trump is scheduled to unveil a new immigration proposal at the Rose Garden of the White House Thursday afternoon.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Does it not require brainy people to come up with brainy ideas?

News Associated Press
New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system
WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of setbacks and stalemates, President Donald Trump will lay out yet another immigration plan as he tries to convince the American public and lawmakers that the nation's legal immigration system should be overhauled.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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The investigation lasted for ~ 2 years.
Will the complete revelation of it take an equal length of time?

FinanceCNBC
Robert Mueller will decide if he wants to testify to Congress, Attorney General William Barr says
Robert Mueller will decide whether he will testify to Congress, Attorney General William Barr says. "It's Bob's call whether he wants to testify," Barr told The Wall Street Journal. Barr's remarks come after President Donald Trump said it would be up to Barr whether Mueller would testify.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Another Vegan delight which needs to be tasted 'VEgam VEgam'!

News The Telegraph
Vegan pecan and chocolate chip banana bread recipe
This is one of the nicest versions of banana bread I’ve ever had and it’s perfect for vegans, or if you need an emergency bake and are all out of eggs and butter. If you don’t have a preferred vegan dark chocolate, many good quality chocolate bars with 70 per cent or higher cocoa solids are vegan as they don’t contain any milk - just check the label if you’re unsure.

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Visalakshi Ramani

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May be he lived in the train and charged for his round-the-clock-service!

News The Independent
NYC subway system paid out $344k in overtime to a single employee last year
Federal prosecutors are investigating after it was disclosed that overtime pay for workers with the agency that runs New York City’s public transportation system ballooned to $418m last year, with a single employee receiving $344,000 (£270,000) in additional payments.That’s according to a new study by the fiscal watchdog Empire Centre, which found that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) paid out 16 per cent more overtime in 2018 than the year before.All told, the $418m paid out last year is some $82m more than the beleaguered system is expecting to bring in from just the latest round of price hikes, which directly charges consumers in the city more for the system many New Yorkers rely upon to get to work.Among those employees who received overtime pay last year was Thomas Caputo, the chief measurement operator for the Long Island Railroad, who received $344,146.93 in overtime on top of a $117,499 salary. That makes his total payout $461,646 last year.Federal prosecutors have now subpoenaed the pay records for Mr Caputo, as well as more than a dozen other Long Island Railroad and New York Transit employees, according to the New York Times.All told, a database of employee pay showed that 20 workers earned more than the man who oversees the entire subway system, Andy Byford.Most of the MTA’s top earners took in more than $320,000 in 2018, a year in which the system saw some its worst performance rates in the past 20 years.Patrick Foye, the chairman of the MTA, said that the overtime was accrued during repairs that are being done on nights and weekends to help fix the system, which is known for frequent delays and service disruptions.“We’re committed to reducing expenses at the MTA across the board,” Mr Foye told CBS News. “We can and must do better.”

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