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A Bangladesh Daily insulted Indian Cricketers June 30, 2015 19:49

Don't expect good things from poor minds.A Bangladesh daily made the above lines true. After the nation recently won a historic 2-1 ODI series against India at home, a caricature in a leading Bangladesh daily - Prothom Alo -- shows top Indian players, including MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, with their head half shaven and under the towering presence of Mustafizur Rahman, the talented novice pacer, who single-handedly collapsed Indian batting.The caricature, advertising stationery goods, shows Mustafizur with a cutter, the delivery that fetched him a record 13 wickets. The photo-shopped image has been published in the paper's humor magazine section - Rosh Alo - on June 29. But the satire, mocking India's miserable performance, failed to evoke the response from its local fans as many Bangladeshis criticized the post in the paper's Facebook edition, calling it "unceremonious" and "betraying Bangladeshi culture". Bangladesh fans were over the roof when the rookie pacer Mustifizur knocked out top Indian batsmen in the first two ODIs on June 18 and June 21. Although India won a consolation match in the third game on June 24, Bangladesh credited themselves with some fine all-round performance.During the series, a section of the fans harassed well-known Indian fan Sudhir Chaudhary in Dhaka. The colourful Sachin Tendulkar fan had to be given extra security to save himself from overzealous Bangladesh supporters. But the caricature in a respected Bengali daily on Monday morning has not gone down well with several Bangladesh fans.Animesh Roy asked the paper's editors on Facebook: "Will Bangladesh be able to take the pressure after this (caricature)? Will you do the same when our team loses?"Another reader, Akram Hossain Rumye, wrote: "Dear Editor, this is in poor taste. You have shamed 16 Crore Bangladeshis. Is mocking India part of our culture?" Raznan Ahmed wrote: "Mustifizur is looking like a barber with the cutter in his hand." - Manohar

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Recipe: Kullu Trout June 30, 2015 19:35

Kullu trout is a popular dish from the house of Himachal Pradesh. It is a delicious recipe prepared with a host of Indian spices, pan-fried and served on a bed of hot rice. Here is a simple preparation method of tasty Kullu trout, prepare this at your home and enjoy its delicious taste. Cooking time: 1 hourIngredients: 1 troutFor the marinade:1/2 tsp salt1 tsp dill leaves1 tsp crushed coriander seeds1/4 tsp red chilli flakes1/2 tsp lemon rind2 tsp lemon juice1 Tbsp mustard oilFor the sauce:2 Tbsp mustard oil1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 1/2 Tbsp diced onions1 tsp chopped coriander2 tsp lemon juice1/4 tsp saltMethod of preparation:Clean and wash the trout. In a bowl, add fish, salt, dill leaves, crushed coriander seeds, chilli flakes, lemon rind, lemon juice and mustard oil. Rub the marinade all over the fish and keep aside for about 10 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and add the marinated fish and cook on both sides on low flame for 10 minutes. For the sauce:Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and onions and saute till it turns light brown. Remove from fire and add the coriander leaves, lemon juice and salt and mix well. Pour the sauce over the fish and serve hot with rice.By Lizitha

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Special protein may raise risk of stroke, study revealed June 30, 2015 19:27

A special protein in brain called FoxF2 are essential for the development of the blood-brain barrier, according to a new study. The findings appeared in the journal Developmental Cell. In a study done on mice, the team found how the blood-brain barrier develops and what makes the capillaries in the brain different from small blood vessels in other organs. "Mice that have too little or too much FoxF2 develop various types of defects in the brain's blood vessels," said Peter Carlsson, professor at the University of Gothenburg's department of chemistry and molecular biology.This blood-brain barrier is vital, because it enables strict control over the substances with which the brain's nerve cells come into contact. "It has a protective function that, if it fails, increases the risk of stroke and other complications," the authors noted."The research is now underway in collaboration with clinical geneticists to investigate the extent to which variations in the FoxF2 gene affect people's risk of suffering a stroke," Carlsson said. By Lizitha

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5 tips for a perfect first kiss June 30, 2015 18:24

The first kiss. Who would be an exception to avoid it. Whatever range of romance we have in our lives, the first kiss that we give our partner always occupies a high significance. So make it memorable in such a way that it can bring a smile on your face, even when you recollect it in your old age.   Also read: 6 Things You Should Stop Chasing In Your 20sDo not burst instantlyHowever, high the girl loves you, she might hate your kiss if you are not even caring of what she is feeling and instead kissing in hunger. Tease the lips  Hold the girl nearer to you and put your lips closer to hers. Instead of kissing immediately, wait for an action from the other side. If she leans forward, take it for granted that she is interested in kissing you. Also read: 10 words that sound dirty, but actually aren’t Hold her cheek while kissing  Move your finger over her cheek and express your passion for her in doing so. Within no time, she will fall for you. Give a genuine smileAlso read: 4 things, a girl does in loveInstead of involving in kissing completely, watch your partner’s eyes while kissing. Believe it is a magic to experience it, when the girl smiles back in that situation.Hug her tightly  It makes her feel that you do not want her to go away anywhere and own you completely. She feels secure in this posture.These are just five tips for the first kissers, but there might be few other tips, where you feel is possible. Post those tips in the comments below. But make sure, they are practically possible. By Phanindra

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Congress takes a Dholapur dig at BJP June 30, 2015 18:14

Indian National Congress tries to take every opportunity that comes in their way to defame the ruling BJP. After it urges the resignation of political weights Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje in Lalitgate Case, now it takes a fresh dig at Vasundhara Raje. Party spokesman Jairam Ramesh accused Raje of converting a government-owned palace at Dholpur into a luxury heritage hotel along with her alleged “business partner” and fugitive former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.Though Ramesh presented some documents to support his claim, Congress leaders failed to explain why the deal happened when the Congress government was in power. Yes. It happens during Ashok Ghelot’s tenure in Rajasthan. Ramesh cited a letter from the Home Ministry (it was called Ministry of states by that time) government of India, dated April 10, 1954, on the properties of Maharaja Rana Udai Bhan Singh, the ex-ruler of the erstwhile Dholpur state, that were taken over by the government on the merger of his state into India.However, state Bharatiya Janata Party president Ashok Parnami and Rajasthan health minister Rajendra Rathore refuted the charges.The saffron retaliates by claiming that the City Palace was given back to the ex-ruler in exchange of the Kesarbagh Palace, which now houses the Dholpur Military School, one of the five such schools in the country.State BJP president Parnami claims that the City Palace and surrounding properties were returned to the Dholpur royals in 1957. The Union government had also acquired Dholpur House near India Gate in New Delhi that now houses the Union Public Service Commission.Confused with the unexpected hit back from the BJP, Jairam Ramesh cancelled a press conference in the evening, which is intended to prove that BJP is falsifying the facts. He cited the reason as “not getting the crucial documents from Jaipur in time”. - Manohar

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Bunny delights a young hero June 30, 2015 17:32

Bunny appreciated young hero Sundeep Kishan on his recent success ‘Tiger’.It seems Bunny is inculcating Chiranjeevi’s habits one by one. The mighty Megastar had many times shown his concern on the small heroes and never left an opportunity to applause them for their good work. Heroes like Kalyan Ram, Tarun had earned the star’s appreciation in the past. The same trend is now being carried on by his dearest son in law Allu Arjun. Sundeep Kishan who tasted a good success through Tiger, had received a love call from Bunny, saying that he liked the film very well and congratulations for the success. Sundeep also said that, “Bunny had previously congratulated me for Venkatadri express success. Now congratulating for Tiger, really gave me a positive energy which will boost up my happiness more. On the other hand, the film unit is continuously participating in the success tour and as a part of this, they are visiting the theaters in the dual Telugu states. By Phani

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Spicy stuff: Alia Bhatt all over June 30, 2015 16:33

In a recent photo shoot for Jabong.com, Alia turned on next level spiciness of her and here are a few of the hot poses she gifted to Jabong.Also read: Spicy stuff: Sonakshi Sinha Also read: Spicy Stuff: Shraddha Kapoor Also read: Spicy Stuff: Priyanka Chopra1.    In a beach, and in transparent blue attire. Get naughty to observe more under the transparency.   2.    Beach again, but on stones and shorts 3.    Why to pose single, why should not I give an opportunity for the beach to watch me holding the balloons. 4.    Oh no, you are embarrassing me. 5.    As you embarassed, let me hold the camera and click my pictures on my own.   (Image Source: Jabong.com) By Phanindra

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7 tips to follow, before retirement June 30, 2015 16:06

Imagination is far different from the practicality. So the retirement may invite us any time, before the actual date. So it is better to get prepared, rather than worrying in the last minute. Here are the few tips to follow to live a safe and secured life after retirement.  Invest in future moneyInvest in real estate, stocks, mutual funds, gold, pension plans, etc, which yields you better in the future years. Clear long term loans before retirementClear off the long term loans like housing loans first, so that you need not worry about it after retirement and enjoy all the remaining money.     Minimize the lifestyleIt does not mean, you have to degrade yourself. But have a control in every single rupee and spend it only if it is unavoidable. Do not miss insurance at any cost So that, the amount, helps your dependants even after you die.Attempt non stress works post retirement:After retirement, if the health do not support for the stress works, attempt non stress tiny works, where even a small amount can be earned. Along with the increase of your income, it also makes you active.  By Phanindra

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61 Seconds in a Minute, ‘Leap second' chaos - Tech companies on alert June 30, 2015 15:51

Today the 30th June 2015, at midnight clocks will pause momentarily as the entire planet gains a bonus second. If you are gazing at the dial on an atomic clock, it will read 23:59:60 before ticking forward to 00.00.00. The addition of a “leap second” is designed to sync the Earth’s rotation, which is gradually slowing, to catch up with atomic clocks, by keeping the official time neatly in sync with night and day.“There are consequences [to] tinkering with time,” said Peter Whibberley, a senior scientist at the National Physical Laboratory, which is responsible for defining the Greenwich Mean Time. “Because leap seconds are only introduced sporadically it is difficult to implement them in computers and mistakes can cause systems to fail temporarily.”Dr Leon Lobo, business development manager at NPL, who is involved in the preparations for today evening said, “If everyone adds the second in the same way at the same time it shouldn’t cause problems. But if some apply it in a different way or at a slightly different time, you start to have discrepancies in the time that people have. That’s when things trip up.”Dr Marek Kukula, public astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich said, “We’re all uncomfortable with the idea of our clocks being out of sync with the night and day cycle - it’s a psychological thing.”Since 1967, when clocks went atomic, human timekeeping has become independent of the earth’s rotation. The problem is, the planet is slowing down and clocks are not. So every few years, scientists add a second, to get everything back in sync,. They’ve done it 25 times since 1972. The last time was in 2012, but that was on a weekend. Mozilla, Reddit and LinkedIn all of them crashed. More than 400 flights were grounded as the Qantas check-in system went down in Australia, requiring the job to be done manually.June 30 will be the first leap second during trading hours since markets went electronic. About 10 percent of the large-scale computer networks will have hiccups due to the leap second, said Geoff Chester, public affairs officer for the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington.The US and France are pushing to abolish the leap seconds phenomena, with Britain, Russia and China arguing that the technical challenges are manageable. “We have always taken the Earth’s rotation as the ultimate reference for timekeeping and astronomers and navigators still make use of it,” said Whibberley. “We shouldn’t break the link without carefully weighing the consequences.”By Premji

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Two women born in 1800s are still alive June 30, 2015 15:24

1800. The century where, we are very well aware of, through the text books. But there are two persons, who even passed that century and are still alive.  Emma Morano Born: Nov. 29, 1899 Verbania, Italy Since she left her husband in 1938, Morano lead her life single. Now 115, she resides in a neat one-room apartment in Verbania, a mountain town overlooking Lake Major in northwest Italy. Also read: India's tallest man needs a girlShe is taken good care by her village residents. The mayor gave her a TV set, Niece visits he very often and a physician checkups her regularly. Diet she follows: 2 eggs a day and 150 grams of raw steak after a bout of anemia. Susannah Mushatt Jones Born: July 6, 1899 Brooklyn, New York Now 115 years old, Jones is living in a public housing facility for seniors in Brooklyn, where she has lived for more than three decades. Also read: Twins with different fathersDiet she follows: Several slices of bacon, scrambled eggs and grits.By Phani

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