Aug 062017

KARACHI  : It’s all about adding some spice to your sex life, in the literal sense, for Indian brand Manforce Condoms, which made social media waves this week with the launch of its line of achaar-flavoured condoms. In an announcement on its Facebook page, which has more than 200,000 likes, the popular Indian brand stated, “Presenting the very Indian, Tangy and Tantalizing, ACHAARI Flavoured Condoms.” The post has been shared around 2,500 times since the company posted the announcement on August 3. Flavoured condoms have been around for decades and companies have come up with increasingly bizarre offerings to one-up each other, ranging from bacon-flavoured to whiskey, tropical fruits, cannabis, and even garlic-flavoured options! Durex, an international brand, also announced the launch of the bizarre brinjal-flavoured condom last year, which it later said was a marketing tactic to get people to have the conservation about safe sex. But this may be the first time that a condom company has targeted South Asians’ love for spicy condiments. Pemra bans ‘immoral’ condom advertisement Twitter users, naturally, couldn’t keep it on a leash. There were questions. Manforce came up with new condom flavor, achari.What are you manforce, our grandmother? — Jivya (@jivyaA) August 4, 2017 And suggestions for more options. Achaari Flavoured Condoms? Seriously?What next; bhel puri, vada paav, chicken momo?? #manforce #achaari — me_gauri (@gauri_mehendale) August 3, 2017 Soon, Manforce will come out with garam masala and imli ka murabba flavour as well. — Vishal Mehra (@capturethecatch) August 4, 2017 Waiting for Raita flavoured condoms now [Read More…]

Aug 032017

GUJARAT: Tens of thousands of undocumented Chakma refugees in India’s remote northeast desperately need basic aid such as shelter, food and clean water as monsoon floods inundate villages and submerge crops, the charity World Vision said on Thursday. More than 224 people have died in western and northeastern parts of India and millions have been affected by floods that have washed away homes, devastated large swathes of farmland, destroyed roads and disrupted power and phone lines. Heavy monsoon rains have caused mighty rivers such as the Brahmaputra river and their tributaries to burst their banks — forcing people into relief camps in states such as Gujarat, Assam and Rajasthan. Floods kill 81 in India’s Gujarat state More than 2 million are affected. But World Vision said that while response efforts by authorities in states such as Gujarat have been commended, the welfare of undocumented Chakma refugees living in far-off Mizoram state, bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, is a concern. “The floods have affected some of the most vulnerable – migrant workers, farmers and children. The devastation in Mizoram is immense. The people who live along the river banks are mostly refugees and live in abject poverty,” said World Vision India’s Director of Disaster Management Kunal Shah. “Without identification papers, they receive no state support. These people are stuck in a no-man’s land invisible to the media and government. They are not recognised by either the Indian or Bangladeshi governments and therefore do not qualify for assistance,” he added in a statement. Death [Read More…]

Aug 022017

China has accused India of concocting excuses over the illegal entry of its military into Chinese territory.In a statement, Chinese Foreign Ministry said China will take all necessary measures to safeguard its legitimate and lawful rights and interests.China has repeatedly called on India to withdraw its forces from Doklam area.Source: Radio Pakistan Click for detailed story

Aug 022017

MUMBAI: When non-profit Video Volunteers launched a campaign to tackle patriarchy in rural India, several women mentioned a seemingly innocuous custom: not being allowed to call their husbands by their first name. Women, particularly in villages, are taught from a young age to never address their husbands – or older male relative – by their name, as a mark of respect. But the custom, which is less common in the cities, is deeply patriarchal, said Stalin K., director of Video Volunteers, which is based in Goa. “At first glance, it seems like a small, harmless custom,” he said. “But even these seemingly inane practices matter, as they are as much a power play as sexual assault or violence against women,” he said. Patriarchy biggest challenge for women in politics: Bhasin Video Volunteers trains men and women in rural areas across India to report on everyday issues that concern them. The volunteers record short video clips on their tablets, which are then screened and discussed in the community. About 70 volunteers in more than a dozen states were trained to report on patriarchy, sexism and violence against women. More than 327,390 crimes against women were registered in India in 2015, an increase of more than half since 2010. Many crimes go unreported, particularly in villages, because women fear bringing shame to the family. The Video Volunteers reports included women talking about their limited freedom of movement compared to men, biases against widows, the practice of covering their heads in the presence of [Read More…]

Aug 012017
Pakistan to dispatch 19 fighter aircraft to China for joint air force exercise: Defense Attache

Pakistan will dispatch 19 fighter aircraft toChina to participate in the 6th edition of a joint air force exercise between the two brotherly countries to be held by the end of this year, a senior military official said here on Tuesday.There will be the 6th edition of joint air force exercise and Pakistanwill send its 19 aircraft to take part in this bilateral exercise. This will be the highest number of aircrafts sending by Pakistan to any country for bilateral exercises, Pakistan Defense Attache to China, Brigadier Ahmed Bilal stated while speaking at a program of China Global Television Network (CGTN) telecast in connection of 90th anniversary of People’s Liberation Army (PLA).He informed that at the end of year, the two countries will again holdjoint navy exercise, joint army training for counter terrorism and a joint exercise.Hundreds of soldiers will be take part in these exercises and interactwith each others. The joint training of the both the armies will continue nearly 10 weeks, he added.While commenting on China-India border standoff and present situation on the Line of Control (LOC), he said, both Pakistan and China will stand together to maintain regional stability threatened by India’s dangerous and negative trends.He opined the outlook of border disputes between China and India andPakistan and India are different but conflict dynamics are same.India actually feels emboldened and it believes to have some support ofworld powers and consequently they can put the regional stability at the stake. That is why they are more aggressive in [Read More…]

Jul 282017
India leave Sri Lanka reeling at 154-5 in first Test

India were on the charge on Day 2 of the testGALLE: India´s bowlers tore through the Sri Lankan top order to put the visitors firmly on top on the second day of the first Test in Galle on Thursday.Paceman Mohammed Shami picked two wickets in the same over and Umesh Yadav got rid of opener Dimuth Karunaratne after India posted a commanding 600 all out, their biggest total in Sri Lanka.Former captain Angelo Mathews was batting on 54 with Dilruwan Perera on six when stumps were drawn for the day, with Sri Lanka still trailing by 446 runs with five wickets in hand.Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who struck a solid 153, said he was pleased that India had lived up to its billing as the number one Test side in the world.“We would like to maintain that standard. We have scored enough runs, and we´ve got five wickets today. We are very well poised at this stage.“I think the key for us, even in the last season, was that we´ve bowled really well. Our bowlers are bowling good lines and lengths,” he said referring to India´s 10 wins in the last 13 Tests.Sri Lankan opener Upul Tharanga struck a defiant 64 off 93 balls but was run out thanks to a quick piece of fielding by Abhinav Mukund.Mukund, fielding at silly point, also took a fine one-handed catch off Ravichandran Ashwin to send back Niroshan Dickwella (eight) and reduce the hosts to a shaky 143-5.Yadav gave his side an early [Read More…]

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