Photo: APNew Delhi: Delhi’s air quality remained severe for the fourth consecutive day on Friday, even as authorities expressed hope that the condition would improve with strong winds expected to clear the stagnant air. According to the CPCB, the air quality index (AQI), a measurement of the concentration of toxic particulate matter in air, at several places in Delhi remained over 500. Strong winds are expected to clear the air, said Gufran Beig, a scientist at the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research institute (SAFAR). “The air quality is expected to improve and clear the stagnated dusty air that has primarily led to the rise in the pollution level,” he said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the strong winds are expected to continue over the region.
June 15, 2018 08:48 UTC
more-inHundreds of people, including politicians across the political divide, participated in the last rites of journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Kashmir on Friday. He was laid to rest in the ancestral graveyard around 11 a.m., as thousands offered funeral prayers despite heavy rain. Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq held special funeral prayers in absentia at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid. People’s participation in the martyrs funeral prayers in absentia is a strong disapproval and condemnation of this dastardly act,” said the Mirwaiz. “Bukhari was not only a great journalist and intellectual but a well-wisher of his people.
June 15, 2018 08:40 UTC
Film: Race 3, Whatever! There is also Yash (Bobby Deol) who is a Sikku loyalist. Incidentally there is also a common love interest between Yash and Sikku who goes by the name of Jessica (Jacqueline Fernandez). It is an ostentatious, over-the-top Salman Khan vehicle, made for his fans between the ages of 5 and 60 (like me!). The film is absolute stressbuster that is meant to be seen and taken in lighter vein.
June 15, 2018 08:37 UTC
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has become the brand ambassador for Remit2India, an online money transfer portal that focuses on the Indian diaspora. Kohli will endorse the Remit2India brand by being part of its innovative marketing and customer experience initiatives for three years. "It is an honour to be the face of the iconic brand Remit2India which has over half a million customers globally. For a youthful brand like Remit2India, Virat with his image as a go-getter cricketer is an ideal fit. Earlier, Philips India had brought the Indian captain on board as their new brand ambassador for the male grooming segment.
June 15, 2018 08:15 UTC
It was an absolute surprise when two years ago Vivek Dahiya and Divyanka Tripathi tied the knot. Almost two years into their happy married life, Vivek Dahiya, in an interview with Bollywood Life spoke about Divyanka, how marriage changed his life and much more. It is time to see the East, the far East now.”And how has marriage affected the handsome hunk? Vivek also went on to say that Divyanka is a supportive partner and that he is blessed to have her in his life. "She is such a supportive partner.
June 15, 2018 07:52 UTC
It’s not a coincidence that the words ‘FIFA’ and ‘Fever’ alliterate. And, word comes in that yesterday, cricketer Rohit Sharma and his wife were spotted at the opening party in Moscow! With so much glamour, on and off the field, it’s no coincidence that it’s known as the beautiful game either! What They Mean —“And, if that isn’t the all-time, epic, former wife takedown, I don’t know what is! A source informs us that the wedding date has been fixed for December 12 this year.
June 15, 2018 07:30 UTC
Watch: Movie review of Salman Khan’s Race 3Race 3 is everything film students are taught not to do, but then what do they know? Sikander alias Sikku (Salman Khan) is Shamsher’s stepson who runs his illegal arms’ business. No wonder, Salman introduces himself as, “My name is Sikander, Sikander Singh.” He is James Bond with tonnes of extra confidence. Not that Race and Race 2 were classics, but Race 3 has taken things too far. As for the rest of the cast is concerned, I feel for Bobby Deol and Jacqueline FernandezRace 3 is a mere show-reel for Salman Khan fans.
June 15, 2018 07:23 UTC
On an Android phon, you can not only modify the app shortcuts, but can also pick a widget of your choice. Photo: BloombergSmartphones now double up as productivity devices. The phone in your hand, be it an Android or iPhone, can do most tasks your personal computer can also do. Use DND modeAll smartphone operating systems offer a DND mode. You can, for instance, set automatic start and end times for the DND mode.
June 15, 2018 07:18 UTC
Ever wanted to live in the snowy hilltops and chilly environment in Iceland? While most people imagine going there, Peter Weiss has built his dream house, and it is no less than a fairy tale cottage. The beautiful home is located near a remote and verdant valley in Iceland, where you can get the spectacular mountain views. Weiss’ house is built with climate resistant materials. For all the latest Lifestyle News, download Indian Express App© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd
June 15, 2018 06:08 UTC
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June 15, 2018 05:48 UTC
Maulana Fazlullah, the chief of Pakistani Taliban, has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, according to media reports today. The US military said yesterday it carried out a strike targeting a senior militant leader in Afghanistan. The Express Tribune, however, citing sources said the drone strike that took place in the Nur Gul Kalay village of Dangam district killed Fazlullah and four other Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) commanders. Unconfirmed reports from locals said Fazlullah has been killed, the Voice of America reported. The TTP, however, did not confirm the death of its chief in the drone strike.
June 15, 2018 05:37 UTC
"You left all too sudden but you will always be our leading light with your professional conviction and exemplary courage. We won't be cowed down by the cowards who snatched you from us. We will uphold your principle of telling the truth howsoever unpleasant it may be...Rest in peace!" In a condolence message, the chief minister described the killing of Bukhari as highly barbaric, deplorable and condemnable. His funeral prayers will be held at 11 am.Bukhari is the fourth journalist to be killed by militants in the nearly three-decade-long violence in Kashmir.
June 15, 2018 03:45 UTC
With markings from a white chalk on the trunk of a huge banyan tree serving as stumps, S. Mohan and his friends would play cricket at Raghavendra Park in Choolai. Sixty-three-years-old now, Mohan is now in the forefront of an exercise to revive this banyan tree which took a server battering during Cyclone Vardah. “The banyan tree was left not only to dry up, but also be a hindrance to walkers in the park,” says K. Priya, a resident. When residents decided to restore the banyan tree, they formed teams, each consisting of five volunteers. “The restoration of the banyan tree work will be completed soon,” says a confident Mohan.
June 15, 2018 01:52 UTC
Carlos QueirozSt Petersburg: Iran coach Carlos Queiroz believes his players have been brought closer together by Nike’s decision to cut its supply of World Cup kit to the team, but the acid test will come against Morocco on Friday. “We have the potential to surprise Morocco in our first match,” Queiroz said. That run includes 22 matches and even saw Iran as the first team to qualify for Russia. But if they are to upset the expected duopoly of Portugal and Spain, Iran will surely need to beat Morocco, who managed not to concede a single goal during their own stellar qualifying campaign. After Spain sacked their coach Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday, two days before their opening match, both Morocco and Iran will hope the likelihood of a surprise run has been boosted.
June 14, 2018 21:00 UTC
Mohamed Salah during a training session in Yekaterinburg on Thursday. (Reuters)Yekaterinburg: Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has recovered from a shoulder injury and is almost 100 percent certain to play in their World Cup opener against Uruguay, coach Hector Cuper said on Thursday, ending weeks of suspense about the fitness of his most dangerous striker. Cuper went further by predicting on the eve of the match that Salah could emerge as one of the tournament’s most prolific goal-scorers. “We’re trying to make him feel confident — even the doctors are giving him the option to play or not, but I know Salah very well and I’m sure he’s not afraid, he’s not fearful,” he said. “In terms of him on the pitch — if he does decide to play, he’ll have full guarantees in terms of his physical condition, he’s going to be fine.
June 14, 2018 21:00 UTC