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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Simona Halep beat Madison Keys 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 to win the WTA Montreal hardcourt tournament Sunday July 31,2016


Simona Halep(Romania) beat a mistake-prone Madison Keys 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 on Sunday  July 31,2016 to win the WTA Montreal hardcourt tournament and claim her 14th career singles crown.

World No 5 Simona Halep has now won 23 of her last 26 matches, a stretch that has included lifting titles in Madrid, Bucharest and now Montreal.

"It was not my best tennis because I couldn't play my best tennis," Halep said. "I cannot hit stronger than her because she's very strong.

"I tried just to keep the ball away from her and to make her run.

"I think I did it pretty well, and she missed shots. It was really tough for me to hit winners today."

Supreme Court of India(SCI) Rules that Ex-CMs Not Entitled for Govt Accommodation For Lifetime

The Supreme Court of India (SCI)has ruled that former chief ministers are not entitled to government accommodation and that they should vacate within two months of remitting office.

Ruling on a petition filed by NGO Lok Prahari, the apex court ordered six former CMs of Uttar Pradesh, including Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati to vacate their official bungalows.

Rajnath Singh, ND Tiwari and Kalyan Singh, who were earlier chief ministers of UP, are also among those ordered to vacate government-allotted bungalows.

A bench headed by Justice Anil R Dave, which pronounced its verdict on a 2004 plea, said that any such government accommodation should be vacated within two to three months."They don't have the right to occupy government accommodation for  lifetime," the bench said.

The judgment came on a plea filed by a UP-based NGO Lok Prahari, which had sought a direction against allotment of government bungalows to ex-CMs and other "non-eligible" organisations.

The NGO had alleged that despite the direction of Allahabad High Court, the UP government had framed ex-Chief Minister's Residence Allotment Rules, 1997 (non-statutory) for allotting bungalows to successive ex-chief ministers
The NGO had also contended that the rules framed in 1997 for allotment of government bungalows to ex-chief ministers were unconstitutional and illegal, and those occupying them were allegedly unauthorised occupants under the purview of the UP Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act.

 The petitioner also said that retention of government accommodation by chief ministers after demitting office was against the Provisions of UP Ministers (Salaries/allowances and other facilities) Act.

The judgment on the plea was reserved on November 27, 2014.

470ft Japanese navy ship squeezes under Tower Bridge and sails up the Thames

A 470ft-long Japanese navy ship has sailed up the Thames and into London. 

JDS Kashima, which is on port call in London until Wednesday afternoon, passed under Tower Bridge at 1pm Sunday July 31,2016 and moored alongside HMS Belfast.

The ship is used for training Japanese sailors and is armed with a single Otobreda 76mm gun and two triple 324mm torpedo tube sets.

It also carries four saluting cannons, holds a crew of 370 cadets and is powered by two Mitsubishi S16U-MTK diesel engines. 

2016 German Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton Powers to Victory in German Grand Prix Sunday July 31,2016

Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship to 19 points after winning the German Grand Prix with ease on Sunday July 31,2016, with Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg only fourth.

Nico Rosberg surrendered his lead from pole to the Briton, who stormed away to claim his sixth win in seven races and strengthen his grip in the title chase.

Second was Daniel Ricciardo, with Max Verstappen, his Red Bull team-mate, third.

Swaraj Abhiyan To Launch Political Party By Oct 2,2016

Swaraj Abhiyan leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan announce the launch of a political party by October 2,2016 to provide an "alternative political vehicle" as they hit out at AAP.

The new outfit will be not have a "supremo" culture and ensure transparency, the leaders said.

The political party will be launched by October 2 and a committee has been formed for this purpose, Yadav said. "We were never secretive about going political.

A decision to launch a political party was taken with nearly 93 per cent of the delegates, at a national convention of Swaraj Abhiyan, overwhelming supporting it.

Of the 433 delegates, 405 voted in favour of launching the party," he said. Yogendra Yadav, however, clarified that Swaraj Abhiyan will continue to exist even after the new political party is launched.

 Although the decision to launch a party was taken by Swaraj Abhiyan delegates, the two will function independently

Katie Waissel in a selection of racy swimwear as she sizzles in pre-Celebrity Big Brother photoshoot

 Stunning: Before entering the house Katie Waissel flaunted her fabulous figure in a selection of racy lingerie and swimwear during a glamorous photoshoot
Katie Waissel's currently competing in Celebrity Big Brother  and is hoping to win the crown.
 Flawless: She proudly showed off her impressive range of inkings that ran down both her arms and on her upper thigh
Having enjoyed relative obscurity for many years, Katie Waissel had clearly been honing her fabulous figure before entering the house, as she was seen posing in a selection of racy swimwear during a glamorous pre-CBB photoshoot.
 Enjoying herself: Beaming in every snap, the former X Factor contestant was clearly loving the attention as she posed for the camera
Beaming in every snap, the former X Factor contestant was clearly loving the attention as she posed for the camera.
Striking a pose: Her dip-dyed tresses had been expertly styled into relaxed curls to frame her flawless dazzling complexionBeaming: She's only been in the Big Brother house a week, but Katie has already been raking up her feud with Cheryl from her X Factor days

BJP Organises 'Mann Ki Baat-Chai Ke Saath' at 120 Places in Mumbai,Maharashtra,India Sunday July 31,2016

People sipped tea and listened to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' programme at over 100 venues including 25 railway stations specially arranged by BJP in Mumbai on Sunday July 31,2016

The city unit of BJP organised 'Mann Ki Baat-Chai Ke Sath' at 120 places in the metropolis to popularise Modi's monthly radio programme, where he touches upon issues concerning the people and government.

The party made seating arrangements, put up sound systems attached with amplifiers and served tea to the people who gathered at these locations. Over 25 railway stations, all party offices of Mumbai BJP and other prominent locations were chosen for the programme.

Senior leaders of Maharashtra BJP, including State unit chief Raosaheb Danve, Cabinet Ministers Vinod Tawde and Prakash Mehta, city BJP President Ashish Shelar, Ravindra Bhuisari and Prasad Lad, were present at different locations along with scores of party workers.

Princess Beatrice leaves fourth job in five years

Princess Beatrice is to become a business consultant after turning her back on her fourth job in five years.

The eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife the Duchess of York has left her post with a Manhattan investment firm to pursue her 'entrepreneurial ambitions'.

At the moment, however, her business plans appear to be on hold while she holidays in the Greek islands with friends, following a trip a few weeks ago to the South of France.

Lea Michele poses completely NAKED as she reveals her secrets to body confidence

Lea Michele lays herself bare in more ways than one this month, as she poses completely naked for Women's Health UK

Admitting that she believes her gym-honed body has its imperfections, the former Glee actress, 29, confidently takes the cover of the third annual nude issue, 'flaws and all'.

Lea is just one of a host of brave and beautiful stars - including Made In Chelsea's Binky Felstead and Emmerdale actress Gemma Atkinson - tastefully shot with not a stitch on this month.

Masooma Muradi,the Sole Afghan Woman Governor In a Man's World

Surrounded by male advisors and condescending "mansplainers", Masooma Muradi holds her own against a deep underswell of sexism in a society unaccustomed to women exercising authority.

Breaking new ground as Afghanistan's only female governor, Muradi's ascent to the top post in remote Daikundi province is a remarkable feat in Afghanistan, where stubborn patriarchal traditions are at odds with progressive ideas about a woman's place in the world.

But barely a year after President Ashraf Ghani appointed Muradi, her job hangs by a thread, with growing calls for her ouster from religious conservatives and opponents. It highlights the travails of being the only woman in an overwhelmingly male preserve.

"People claim to be open-minded but many cannot bear having a woman in this position," Muradi, 37, told, sinking into an overstuffed sofa in her office in the capital Nili.

"I won't allow men to hush me up...society is not used to that from a woman," she added.

Binky Felstead lays her new gym-honed body bare as she joins Gemma Atkinson in stripping off for brave naked photoshoot

They've both transformed their bodies beyond recognition by discovering a passion for fitness. 

And Made In Chelsea's Binky Felstead and Emmerdale's Gemma Atkinson have been brave enough to show off the results this month, as they go completely naked for Women's Health UK

In a bid to inspire similar body confidence, gym bunny Binky reflects on her 'podgy and unhappy' appearance before the 'fitness bug' took hold as she joins Gemma in baring all.

For the third year running, Women's Health is celebrating the bodies of the fit and famous for its September 2016 Naked Issue and this time features Lea Michele on the cover

Kitchen Ingredients To Keep Hair Fall At Bay

Avocado: Avocados can strengthen the hair and repair the damaged hair, as they are rich in Vitamin B and Vitamin E. They not only strengthen your hair, but also moisturise your hair. All you have to do is, mash an avocado and add egg yolk to it. Apply it on your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes before you wash it off.
Carrot: Carrots are great for your hair roots, and they give them the much needed strength. Extract carrot juice with the help of a juicer and keep it in the fridge for 30 minutes. Apply it directly to your hair to prevent hair loss.

Onion: Onions reverse the hair loss and open the hair follicles. The thinning of hair, caused due to fungal and bacterial infection can also be avoided. All you have to do is extract the onion juice and apply it on your hair follicles. Wash it properly after 20 minutes, because the smell of onion might stay.

Banana: Bananas are a rich source of potassium and vitamin A. They are known to be extremely good for hair strengthening and smoothing. A banana and honey hair mask revitalises damaged and weak hair. Mix one mashed banana with one tablespoon honey and apply this mask on your hair roots for 15 to 20 minutes and wash it thoroughly with a mild shampoo.

Coconut milk: Apart from coconut oil, coconut milk is also good for strengthening the hair roots. A coconut milk and honey mask is a good way to regain your hair's lost strength. Mix coconut and honey together and apply it on damp hair. Massage it into your scalp and leave it on for one hour. Wash it properly with a mild shampoo afterwards to get the best results.

Oatmeal: An oatmeal mask nourishes oily scalp and strengthens hair by treating dandruff and protecting hair follicles. Blend one tablespoon oatmeal with one cup of fresh milk and almond oil together and make a paste. Apply this mask onto your hair after properly detangling it. Wash it off with lukewarm water after 15 to 20 minutes for best results.

Novak Djokovic Beats Kei Nishkori to Claim Toronto Title Sunday July 31,2016


World No 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-5 Sunday July 31,2016 to win the Toronto hardcourt tournament and claim his 66th career singles title.
The Serb top seed collected his seventh trophy of the season as he duplicated his win over Asia's top player three months ago in the Miami final.

Djokovic improved to 10-2 in the series as he handed Nishikori a defeat in just 81 minutes.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note: You Can Now Book a Preview of the Phone Through Ola


Flipkart has partnered with Ola to offer a special preview of Lenovo's latest Vibe K5 Note. Customers will be available to experience the flagship smartphone straight from the Ola app before it starts selling exclusively on the e-commerce portal.

The phone will be delivered at the customer's doorstep within a few minutes of requesting an Ola Prime cab.
All that a user needs to do is book a ride with Ola Prime between August 1-2,2016 to unlock the new category of 'VR-Ride' on August 3.,2016

Those requesting an Ola Prime on between August 3-4,2016 will be able to unlock the category between August 5-6. This will allow users to experience the Vibe K5 Note and the AntVR headset.

The feature has been rolled out in five cities - Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, and Pune and the category will be available between 11 am to 6 pm

Vibe K5 Note is Lenovo's newest smartphone will come with support for Lenovo's TheaterMax technology, making the phone compatible with the AntVR headset.
It is expected to be priced under Rs 15,000 and come with a 5.5-inch full HD display, 13 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera.

Ferne McCann on the beach

 Hot! Ferne McCann turned heads in a dazzling two-piece as she enjoyed a day at the beach
Ferne McCann,the 25-year-old British beauty turned heads in a dazzling two-piece as she enjoyed a day at the beach. 
Sea view: Going for bold brows and a hint of eyeliner, she drew attention to her green eyes.
Natural beauty: The Essex-born star showed off her stunning facial features with light make-up
 Turning heads: The TOWIE star looked smoking hot as she took a stroll along the sea
 Toned: Her mismatched bikini bottoms were particularly low cut, showcasing her toned midriff
Showing off her enviable figure, the TOWIE star looked smoking hot as she took a stroll along the sea.
Body goals! The monochrome piece featured tie-strings, drawing attention to her toned curvesShe showed off her long legsHard work pays off!

2016 Australia Tour of Sri Lanka - Glenn Maxwell Left Out of Australia's ODI and T20I Squad For Sri Lanka Series

Glenn Maxwell has been left out of the Australia Squad for the upcoming five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting on August 21,2016

The dashing right-hander has been omitted along with Travis Head and Scott Boland.

Maxwell has endured a torrid time in 2016, performing poorly in the Chappell-Hadlee series against New Zealand and in the Tri-Series in the West Indies.

Glenn Maxwell averaged just two from three games while in the Caribbean, he managed only 53 runs in five games at an average of just over 17.

Scott Boland, who made his debut in the India series at the start of 2016, has not had a good start to his international career, managing just seven wickets from eight ODI games.

Speaking about the selection, National Selector Rod Marsh said Maxwell's poor form did not warrant his selection. "We've asked Glenn to go away and focus on consistent performances for Victoria and Australia A to earn his way back into the Australian side."

Australia will play five ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka.

The first two matches will be held at the R Premadasa stadium while the next two ODIs will be held at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket stadium.

 The final match will be played at Pallekele and the tour will round off with two Twenty20 Internationals at Colombo.

Australia ODI Squad Vs Sri Lanka
Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa
Sri Lanka Vs Australia ODI and T20I Schedule:
1st ODI: August 21: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
2nd ODI: August 24: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
3rd ODI: August 28: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
4th ODI: August 31: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
5th ODI: September 4: Pallekele International Stadium
1st T20I: September 6: Pallekele International Stadium
2nd T20I: September 9: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Dishoom - Hindi Film

Cast -John Abraham,Varun Dhawan,Akshaye Khanna,Jacqueline Fernandez
Directed by Rohit Dhawan
Produced by  Sajid Nadiadwala and Sunil A Lulla
Music Composed by Pritam(Songs)and Abhijit Vaghani(Background score)
Cinematography by Ayananka Bose
scheduled to be released on Friday July 29,2016