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Man Drops Dead Rat In Food To Blackmail Restaurant, Arrested

In November last year, the man, surnamed Guo, brought his own rat to a popular food chain in China named Haidilao. Shanghaiist reports that the incident occurred in Beijing.
The man reportedly went to a Haidilao outlet with his wife and, 20 minutes into the meal, claimed that he had fished out a dead rat from his hot pot.The restaurant initially offered him a voucher for a free meal, which he refused.They then upped their offer to 20,000 yuan (approximately Rs 2 lakh), which Mr Guo again turned down. Instead, he demanded 5 million yuan (approximately Rs 5 crore) in compensation.When the two sides failed to reach an agreement, the restaurant went to the police. After an investigation, Mr Guo was found guilty of extortion and arrested.
At his court hearing on Tuesday, Guancha News reports, he admitted to planting the dead rat in his food in order to blackmail the restaurant and extort money. He explained that he found the dead rat while visiting his hometown in Henan province and brought it back to Beijing in a bottle.He added that he had only wanted a free meal, but later got “a bit greedy”.Click for more trending newsGet the latest election news, live updates and election schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on /elections.

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Fast Food Has Become All The More Unhealthy Over The Past 3 Decades; Here’s How

Despite the addition of healthy foods such as salads and sprouts to the menu, fast food is less healthy today than it was 30 years ago,

The study, led by Boston University, demonstrates that the calories, portion sizes, and sodium content overall have worsened (increased) over time and remain high.
“Given the popularity of fast food, our study highlights one of the changes in our food environment that is likely part of the reason for the increase in obesity and related chronic conditions over the past several decades, which are now among the main causes of death,” said lead investigator Megan A. McCrory, from the varsity.
“Our study offers some insights on how fast food may be helping to fuel the continuing problem of obesity and related chronic conditions,” McCrory added.They found that the total number of starters, desserts and side dishes increased by 226 per cent, or 22.
9 items per year.Calories in all three categories increased significantly, with the largest increases in desserts (62 kcals per decade), followed by starters (30 kcals per decade).These increases were mainly due to the increase in portion size, which was statistically significant in entrees (13 grams per decade) and desserts (24 grams per decade) categories.Sodium also increased significantly in all menu categories, while iron levels increased significantly in desserts.
Changes in calcium and iron levels, particularly in desserts, is a positive development since these nutrients are important for good bone mass and preventing anaemia.There are, however, better sources (foods) that do not come with high calories and sodium, the researchers said.
“We need to find better ways to help people consume fewer calories and sodium at fast food restaurants. The requirement that chain restaurants display calories on their menus is a start,” McCrory said.
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Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh And Salman Khan-Produced Notebook Won’t Release In Pakistan

Mumbai: The decision comes in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack; Total Dhamaal and Luka Chuppi also won’t release in Pakistan; Satellite Shankar will also not release in Pakistan.
“We are not releasing our film Notebook in Pakistan.Our upcoming films Kabir Singh and Satellite Shankar too will also not release there,” Murad Khetani of Cine 1 Studios, said on the sidelines of the promotional event of his film Notebook.Notebook marks the Bollywood debut of Pranutan Bahl, daughter of actor Mohnish Bahl and granddaughter of veteran actress Nutan.

It will also mark the Bollywood debut of Zaheer Iqbal. Set in Kashmir, the romantic-drama film is produced by Salman Khan, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde.
The film is slated to release on March 29.Meanwhile, Kabir Singh, directed by Sandeep Vanga, is a remake of his own Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017).Jointly produced by Cine1 Studios and T-Series, the film stars Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in lead roles. The film will release on June 21.Directed by Irfan Kamal, Satellite Shankar, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde, stars Sooraj Pancholi in the lead role. It will open in theaters on July 5.

“There is some work left on Kabir Singh, it will take around 12-13 days of work. We have Satellite Shankar, which is complete,” Murad Khetani said.
Earlier, the makers of Total Dhamaal,Luka Chuppi and Diljit Dosanjh’s Arjun Patiala had announced that they will not be releasing their films in Pakistan.Bridesmaid Alia Bhatt Adds Glitter And Sparkle To Her Friend’s Wedding.

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International Mother Language Day: Time To Celebrate Linguistic Diversity

International Mother Language Day is observed on February 21 around the world. It’s a day to celebrate the linguistic and cultural diversity.The theme of this year’s International Mother Language Day will be indigenous languages as a factor in development, peace and reconciliation.

World | Edited by Richa Taneja | EMAILPRINTCOMMENTS International Mother Language Day: A day to celebrate multilingualism around the world.New Delhi:International Mother Language Day is observed on February 21 around the world.
It’s a day to celebrate the linguistic and cultural diversity. The world has more than 7,000 languages and the multilingualism is celebrated through this day.
International Mother Language Day reminds us how words connect us, empower us and help us communicate our feelings to others. India alone has about 22 officially recognized languages, 1635 rationalized mother tongues, 234 identifiable mother tongues, according to Census 2001.
International Mother Language Day was first observed in 1999 by UNESCO, a specialized agency of the United Nations that stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.UNESCO has been celebrating International Mother Language Day for nearly 20 years and aims to promote mother tongue-based multilingual education.
Every year, there are different themes to celebrate International Mother Language Day.Since 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the theme of this year’s International Mother Language Day will be indigenous languages as a factor in development, peace and reconciliation.Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, said, “Indigenous peoples number some 370 million and their languages account for the majority of the approximately 7,000 living languages on Earth. Many indigenous peoples continue to suffer from marginalization, discrimination and extreme poverty, and are the victims of human-rights violations.”On the need to preserve mother-tongue language, UNESCO said, “Linguistic diversity is increasingly threatened as more and more languages disappear. Globally 40 per cent of the population does not have access to an education in a language they speak or understand,”The multilingual and multicultural societies exist through their languages which transmit and preserve traditional knowledge and cultures in a sustainable way, it added.

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Free Air Travel Announced For Paramilitary Amid Criticism Over Pulwama

The Home Ministry announced free air travel for personnel of the central police forces who are deployed in Jammu and Kashmir – a facility they can the announcement comes a week after 40 CRPF soldiers were killed in a suicide attack on their 78-vehicle convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.
This facility adds to the existing “air courier services” for CAPFs or Central Armed Police Forces in which an entire aircraft is booked for the personnel on some routes, the Home Ministry said.The announcement also achieves the twin goals of saving money and time for the personnel of the central police forces, as they now have a choice of not going by road, which can be time-consuming and even dangerous.
“The decision will immediately benefit approximately 780,000 personnel of the CAPFs in the ranks of Constable, Head Constable ASI who were otherwise not eligible earlier. This includes journey on duty and journey on leave, i.e; while going on leave from JK to home and return,” the Home Ministry tweeted.The routes approved for “entitlement of air travel” are Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu.The air courier service is already active on these routes: Delhi-Jammu, Jammu-Srinagar, Srinagar-Jammu, and Jammu-Delhi.The Home Ministry said it can always ask for transport from the Air Force if needed.
On Thursday last, the long 78-vehicle convoy was running on the Jammu-Srinagar highway when a car driven by a 22-year-old terrorist of the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed overtook the vehicles and detonated 60 kg of RDX. Though questions have been raised on the high threat level that such a long convoy would have had to face while travelling in a file on open road, and whether air transport for them would have skirted the threat altogether, the Home Ministry last week said “movement of convoys by road for logistical and operational reasons has been and will continue to be necessary.
This is also the case with the Army.”It denied reports that there was no air transit facility for the CRPF on the Jammu-Srinagar sector, as the courier service was available.”Fact of the matter is, over the last few years, the MHA has significantly enhanced air courier services for CAPFs in all sectors to help jawans cut down on travel time during their journey to and back from home on leave,” it had said. Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav Announce Seat-Sharing Details In UP, Door Shut On CongressSmriti Irani Calls Navjot Sidhu India’s “Jaichand” Over Pulwama Comment Trending Kapil Sharma To Reportedly Reunite With Sunil Grover But There’s A TwistEmployee Provident Fund Rate Hiked To 8.65% In Big Step For Aam Aadm iChris Gayle Sets New Record In International Cricket Related National Human Rights Commission Condemns Pulwama Terror Attack Rajasthan Soldier Killed In Pulwama Encounter Cremated With State Honours Election Commission Briefed Over Holding Simultaneous Polls In J&K Home Ministry Central Reserve Police Forceবাংলায় পড়ুন.

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Kapil Sharma To Reportedly Reunite With Sunil Grover But There’s A Twist

Kapil Sharma and his show frequently top the list of trends and recently it was reported that his ex-colleague Sunil Grover will be joining him on The Kapil Sharma Show but not as a co-star.
Katrina Kaif will join them too Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover ended their collaboration in 2017 after a mid-air fight while flying home from Australia. After the fight, Sunil Grover quit The Kapil Sharma Show (previous season).However, months later, Sunil Grover said that if ‘God’s willing, he and Kapil Sharma will work together again,’ news agency IANS reported.In December, when Kapil announced the new season of The Kapil Sharma Show, Sunil Grover revealed that he had a’casual discussion’ with Salman Khan about joining the show but added that the dates were clashing with his Bharat schedule.Salman is also the co-producer of The Kapil Sharma Show. Meantime, Sunil Grover launched Kanpur Wale Khuranas with Kapil’s ex-colleagues like Ali Agar, Upasana Singh and Sugandha Mishra.Kanpur Wale Khuranas went off air recently.View this post on Instagram Sunil GroverDec 7, 2018 at 11:32pm PST”My own dates would have clashed with Kapil’s show as I am doing a film with Salman sir.
This show that I am doing for Star Plus fitted in the window that I had. But Salman sir did speak to me briefly about it (bringing two of us together).
We had a very casual chat about it but nothing much,” Sunil Grover said, IANS reported.View this post on Instagram Kapil SharmaJan 5, 2019 at 4:01am PSTLast week, The Kapil Sharma Show featured in headlines after the Internet demanded a ban on the show following Navjot Singh Sidhu’s controversial remark on the Pulwama terror attack.”For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?” he said, PTI reported. Later, it was reported that Archana Puran Singh has replaced Navjot Singh Sidhu on the show.#BoycottKapilSharma trended all of Tuesday, after Kapil Sharma reportedly said at an event that ‘banning or sacking’ Navjot Singh Sidhu from the show is ‘not a solution.'(With IANS and PTI inputs)Sooraj Barjatya’s Father Raj Kumar Barjatya Dies in MumbaiHere’s The Problem With Bohemian Rhapsody (And Every Musical Biopic Ever Made).

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