Sara Ali Khan Spotted Outside Aanand L Rai’s Office, Greets Paps with Namaste

Actress Sara Ali Khan is often seen posing on paparazzi’s demand whenever she steps out. The Simmba star, who has started working after months of spending time at home due to the coronavirus lockdown, greeted paparazzi with Namaste on Tuesday outside filmmaker Aanand L Rai’s office in Mumbai. The Kedarnath actress was spotted in a soft pink kurta and a printed pair of pyjamas. Sara was also wearing pink bangles on her left hand and carrying a matching handbag. She has signed Rai’s upcoming film Atrangi Re, which also…

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Persuading China to switch to ‘fake’ pork

Image copyright Omnipork Image caption David Yeung is one of the new wave of environmentally concerned entrepreneurs “Ma po tofu has to be a favourite,” says David Yeung, a smile evident in his voice. “It’s very spicy, a little bit numbing, and usually sprinkled with minced pork.” Hong Kong-based Mr Yeung is the founder of OmniPork, part of the environmentally focused venture Green Monday. OmniPork is a plant-based meat alternative that is now on the menu in many of Hong Kong’s trendiest restaurants, hotels and bars. A vegetarian of two…

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Coronavirus: The human cost of fake news in India

Image copyright Getty Images Fake or misleading news can have a real impact on those who find themselves the targets. This has been a particular problem in India during the coronavirus pandemic, where reliable sources of news are frequently drowned out by unverified information online. False information has had serious consequences for minority communities as well as some business sectors such as the meat industry. The Reality Check team has looked at the extent of this misinformation and some of those directly affected. Religious tensions exposed India’s religious fault lines…

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The Cameroonian waging war against a French war hero’s statue

Image copyright Andre Blaise Essama Cameroonian activist Andre Blaise Essama has been on a decades-long mission to purge his country of its colonial-era symbols. He has a reputation for being a statue chopper in the main city Douala, with his main target being French World War II hero Gen Philippe Leclerc. “I have decapitated Leclerc’s head seven times and toppled the statue at least 20 times,” Mr Essama told the BBC. “I use my bare hands… but I make an incantation to the ancestors first,” he said. Image copyright Andre…

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PhonePe Reportedly Records Whopping 150% Growth in Loan EMI Repayments Since March

Digital payments platform PhonePe on Wednesday said that it has seen over 150 per cent growth in loan EMI repayments category on its platform since March this year. The loan EMI repayment category provides users with the convenience of making repayments at will or by setting up an auto-debit on a specified date. PhonePe currently has over 60 lenders integrated into its platform, including providers of microfinance, housing loans, consumer durable loans and short term liquidity loans, among others. “The loan providers find our platform attractive given our user base…

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Belgium removes statue of king responsible for deaths of up to 10 million Congolese : worldnews

I understand your point that removing the statue won’t undo the wrongs of the past. This is not the purpose of removing the statue, however. The purpose of removing the statue is symbolic. It symbolizes that these horrific crimes were ignored in the past and those criminals were worshipped and to hold an immortal legacy. To remove the statue is to symbolically remove that legacy. That kings image will no longer be honored with a statue, his crimes will no longer be simply accepted as a part of history or…

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Rayshard Brooks: Accused officer bailed despite widow’s plea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rayshard Brooks, 27, the father of three daughters and a stepson, was killed on 12 June A judge has granted bail for an ex-Atlanta police officer charged with killing an African-American man in a restaurant car park earlier this month. Garrett Rolfe, now free on a $500,000 (£403,000) bond, faces 11 charges, including murder, for the death of Rayshard Brooks, 27, on 12 June. Mr Brooks’ widow implored the judge not to grant bail, arguing Mr Rolfe was a danger to the community. Mr Brooks’…

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Tehran clinic hit by deadly explosion

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The clinic was gutted by the blast At least 19 people have been killed in an explosion at a clinic in Iran’s capital Tehran, officials say. Several people were injured at the Sina Athar clinic, and there are fears the death toll will rise further. Iran’s state media quoted senior officials as saying the blast was caused by a gas leak. Television pictures showed plumes of smoke billowing in the sky. Firefighters extinguished the fire several hours later. Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption…

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Covid-19: How to be a travel vlogger in lockdown

Travel vlogger Bogdan Alexe has been coming up with different ways to make films after borders were closed during lockdown. The YouTuber, from Canterbury, Kent, has turned to producing videos using green screen and archive footage. He said: “I don’t think travel vlogging will see the end of days after this.” The Foreign Office is still advising against all non-essential travel, but that is going to be lifted on 6 July for countries where the public health risk is no longer “unacceptably high”. But this official travel advice from the…

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