PM MODI SELFIE CASE: AHMEDABAD COURT ADMITS CLOSURE REPORT
A court in Ahmedabad has accepted the closure report filed by Gujarat Police in a case involving a selfie taken by PM Narendra Modi after casting his vote in the last Lok Sabha elections. the Election Commission of India had ordered the Gujarat government to register an FIR under the Representation of the People Act against Modi and concerned news persons and media houses for alleged violation of the code of conduct. He was also booked for violation of the notification under section 188 of the IPC (campaigning is prohibited within 100 metres of the booth and within 48 hours of polling).
PM Modi had clicked a picture of himself with his party, the BJP's lotus symbol, and posted it on Twitter asking for votes on April 30, generating a huge controversy. He had also addressed an impromptu press conference at the polling booth in the Ranip area of Ahmedabad.
IMRAN KHAN'S PARTY TO RESUME TALKS WITH PAK GOVT
A day after Mr Khan called off the talks aimed at ending protests that seek the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif; Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has announced it will resume talks with the Pakistani government.
Anti-government protests in Pakistan has entered ninth day amidst serious differences between the negotiators and the protest leaders, who are demanding nothing less than PM Sharif's resignation as a pre-condition for talks. The protests were launched last Thursday from Lahore and later marched to Islamabad where protesters entered the high security Red Zone that houses important government buildings including the Parliament House, the PM's residence, the President's House and the Supreme Court besides embassies.
INDIAN POACHERS TARGET PANGOLIN, STAR TORTOISE
Due to the efforts made by the Indian government to protect animals, Wildlife pilferers in India are now focusing on lesser-known species as they are finding it tough to poach upon several endangered animals including tigers and rhinos. The Indian pangolin and the star tortoise are two of the species that are currently being killed or smuggled in increasing numbers from Indian forests.
According to wildlife specialists, the demand for exotic animals is quite high in China, Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries where some of these animals are kept as pets, while others are eaten for medicinal or aphrodisiacal properties. Pangolins are killed for their meat and their scales are used in traditional Chinese medicine. The scales are made of keratin and have no proven medicinal value. From 1990 to 2008, about 800 star tortoises were being poached every year on average, but that too has skyrocketed and more than tripled to 3,000 per year. From 1990 to 2008, experts said only three pangolins were killed per year, on average, a figure that leapt to 320 since 2009.
SPICEJET TO RESUME FLIGHTS TO BANGKOK FROM 25 SEPTEMBER
SpiceJet will be resuming its flight services to Bangkok from 25th of next month. Spicejets' summer schedule in India commences from late March and lasts till October every year. However, this time the airline has chosen flight services to Bangkok from Kolkata daily instead of Pune and Bangalore. Flight services on Bangkok route will commence from September 25 and this will be SpiceJet's first direct international flight from Kolkata.
The Kalanithi Maran-promoted private carrier had launched flights to Bangkok from Pune and Bangalore with much fanfare last October but scrapped both the services at the start of summer schedule this year, citing low passenger demand.
HOW ARE EGG-YOLKS BENEFICIAL TO HEALTH?
Eggs are among the few foods that I would classify as “superfoods.” They are loaded with nutrients, some of which are rare in the modern diet. Avoiding egg-yolks may be worse for your health to not eat them. The yolk of an egg is loaded with nutrients like zinc, iron, vitamins A, B and D, riboflavin, calcium, iron, phosphorous, lutein (a phytochemical that researchers say is good for the eyes), choline (needed for brain development) and cholesterol. This makes it highly nutritious.
A single egg contains only 5g of fat and about 85 calories. It does not have any carbohydrates either. Also, the amino acid composition of egg is exactly like the human muscle amino acid structure which makes it one of the favourites among gym goers because it helps in quick recovery and muscle building.
TEAM INDIA FINED 30 % FOR SLOW OVER-RATE, DHONI FINED 60 %
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined 60 % of his match fees while his teammates were handed a 30 % fine for being guilty of maintaining a slow over-rate during the fifth cricket Test against England at the Oval. Match referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed the fines after Dhoni's side was ruled to be three overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.
With regard to the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel regulations governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time; with the captain fined double that amount.