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PewDiePie Briefly Lost World's Popular Battle for the Most Subscribed Channel on YouTube to T-Series

The Great Subscriber War on Monday saw T-Series overtake Swedish video-game vlogger Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg subscriber count with a narrow 50,000 follower lead and his six-year reign as the world’s most popular YouTube channel came to an end (for a brief time, though).
The two channels have been locked in a battle for some time, and for eight minutes on February 22, T-Series overtook Kjellberg, who posts videos under the pseudonym PewDiePie. But this time the Bhushan Kumar-owned company retained the lead for more than two hours.

NZ Mosque Terror Attack: White Australian Shooter Praised Trump

On Friday, 15 March morning, a gunman opened fire in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing multiple people in a mass shooting that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence." He, and reportedly three others, targeted two mosques in the city, killing a total of 49 people and injuring at least 20 others.

One of the gunman, who uploaded a live video of his rampage, has been identified as 28-year-old Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant.

Twitter has taken down his profile, but screenshots remain.

Woman wears crop top on flight. Airline asks her to cover up or get off. Internet is divided


Thomas Cook Airlines recently told a passenger to either cover up or to get off their flight that was travelling from Birmingham, England to the Canary Islands.


21-year-old Emily O'Connor, who is a resident of Birmingham, was taking a flight from her hometown to Tenerife, Spain on March 12. Emily, dressed in a black crop top with spaghetti straps and high-waisted orange pants was asked by the crew of the flight to cover up or deboard.


Pollachi 'sex blackmail gang' victim's name revealed

The woman's name was contained in an official document published by the Tamil Nadu government.

It is illegal in India to report the name of a sexual assault victim.

Reports in local media suggest she could be just one of many victims of the alleged gang.

Police in the southern Indian town of Pollachi have been appealing for more victims to come forward since reports first emerged.

But the revelation of the student's name - in an official document handing the case to federal investigators - could deter women speaking out, warns Dr Swarna Rajagopalan, the founder of the Prajnya Trust, which focuses on gender violence.

David Dhawan on Varun's Decision Of Marrying Natasha Dalal

Varun Dhawan's father and renowned filmmaker David Dhawan has been asked about Varun-Natasha's wedding. While talking to agencies, the filmmaker confirmed their wedding and said, “His marriage will happen next year maybe. I am very happy with their relationship. What more does a father need?"

ICAI CA exam postponed, check revised dates

ICAI CA exam 2019: The Institute of Chartered Accountancy of India (ICAI) has rescheduled the Chartered Accountants (CA) examination which was to begin May 2, 2019, to May 27, 2019 on the pretext of the General Election 2019.
 
In an official release the ICAI said, “It is hereby notified for general information that in view of Elections to the 17th Lok Sabha Parliamentary Constituencies across the country, spanning April-May, 2019, the Chartered Accountants Examinations initially scheduled from May 2, 2019 to May 17, 2019 stand rescheduled. The said examinations shall now be held from May 27, 2019 to June 12, 2019.”

#Pollachi sexual abuse case: AIADMK youth member expelled after police complaint



An #AIADMK youth wing member from Pollachi has been expelled from the party after it came to light that he was allegedly involved in multiple cases of sexual harassment.

The party cancelled Nagaraj's membership soon after a police complaint was filed by the victim's brother. In addition, DMK chief MK Stalin raised doubts whether the ruling AIADMK was "colluding" with the perpetrators of the crime.

India vs Australia: Indian cricket player in commando caps

#TeamIndia will be sporting camouflage caps today as mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces And to encourage countrymen to donate to the National Defence Fund for taking care of the education of the dependents of the martyrs #JaiHind

Nirav Modi’s seaside bungalow demolished using explosives

The sprawling seaside mansion of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, accused in the USD 2 billion PNB fraud case, was demolished Friday using explosives, Raigad District Collector Vijay Suryawanshi said.

The district collector told agencies that it was controlled blasting.The bungalow, which was built around 2009-2010, was infamous for lavish parties that Nirav Modi, the prime accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, threw for friends and family.The property was seized by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has charged Modi with money laundering in the PNB fraud case, and the seized objects are expected to be auctioned to raise money.

Pakistan rejects visa requests of UN team to interview 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed

Visa requests of a United Nations team to interview 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, residing in Pakistan, were rejected by the country’s consulate in New York. A fresh proposal had been moved by Hafiz Saeed to remove his name from the UNSC 1267 sanctions list which is a list of UN recognised terrorists.As is the norm, before removing an individual’s name from this list, the United Nations conducts in-person interviews of the individuals being considered for delisting. However, they were unable to do this in the case of Hafiz Saeed due to Pakistan’s visa refusal.According to sources that confirmed Pakistan’s latest duplicity in the Hafiz Saeed case, it was fearful that Saeed would voluntarily reveal more incriminating evidence against it and their support to various terror organisations operating from its soil, therefore, Pakistan blocked a face-to-face interview of Hafiz Saeed by the UN officials.

Sharad Tripathi Wiki, Profile

He is son of Shri Ramapati Ram Tripathi, Former President of the BJP State Unit of Uttar Pradesh. He married Rita Tripathi on February 19, 1998.

Political Career
May, 2014: Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
1 Sep. 2014 onwards: Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry Of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation
12 June 2017 onwards: Member, House Committee


Will Pakistan become China's slave in next 20 years?



If an India Today magazines report has to be believed, China will make Pakistan slave in next 20 years. They have already started implementing the plan by China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Air India may offer voluntary retirement to 15000 ahead of sale

Air India is drawing up a proposal to offer voluntary buyouts to just over a third of its 40,000 employees, a senior company official said, one of the largest such offers in India's state sector, as the airline slashes costs ahead of a 2018 sale.

Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha, says she was muzzled



In a dramatic development, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday evening after complaining that her voice was being muzzled, as both Houses of Parliament adjourned for the day after frequent disruptions by the Opposition.

Bhopal: CM inaugurates Raja Bhoj Setu



Bhopal: The newly built cable-stay bridge named Raja Bhoj Setu near Kamla Park was inaugurated amidst much fanfare by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday evening. On the occasion, Mayor Alok Sharma, Member of Parliament from Bhopal Alok Sanjar, BMC commissioner Chhavi Bhardwaj, state BJP president, Nandkumar Singh Chauhan and other dignitaries were present. The 300-meter-long Setu has been built at a cost of Rs 30 crore. Its construction was started by the BMC in August 2014 and completed in March 2017. It was also shown through projectors in 21 districts of the state.

Pakistan Supreme Court rejects call to disqualify PM Nawaz Sharif



Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there was insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the opposition, but it ordered further investigations.

A verdict to dismiss Sharif would have left his party in power but would have brought turmoil at a time when Pakistan is experiencing modest growth and improved security, and the civilian government and powerful military have appeared to come to uneasy terms. Two of five judges on the court bench recommended Sharif should step down, saying he was dishonest "to the nation as well as to the parliament", but they were out voted.

Presenting its 549-page judgment amid tight security in the capital Islamabad, the court ordered a joint investigation team be formed to look into allegations around three of Sharif's four children using offshore companies to buy properties in London. The team has two months to complete its inquiry, after which a special bench will decide what action to take, the court said in a ruling that opens with the epigraph from Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather: "Behind every great fortune there is a crime". The prime minister and his children deny any wrongdoing.

Pakistan's stock market jumped after the court's decision with the benchmark index closing up 2.39%. Sharif is seen as pro-business. Analysts and opposition politicians said the ruling was a blow to Sharif's credibility and the inquiry's findings could yet weaken the prime minister as he heads into a general election, due by May 2018. But for now, Sharif and his ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, are celebrating.

Sharif's daughter and his presumptive political heir, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, posted a photo on Twitter of the family welcoming the court's decision. "We are ready for all kinds of investigation," Defence Minister Khawaja Asif told reporters outside the court

Bengal Chemicals posts profit after 63 years



P.M. CHANDRAIAH
MD and Director Finance,BPCL

After 63 years, Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals (BCPL) has posted an annual profit, of Rs 4 crore, in the financial year 2016-17 (FY17).

In 1977, the Union government took over the management of the company, founded by chemist and entrepreneur P C Ray in 1901. It was nationalised in 1981.

In FY17, the company earned Rs 111 crore, about two per cent less than what it earned in 2015-16. But, it made a profit, compared to a loss of Rs 9 crore FY16.


A senior company official said the company achieved a gross margin of Rs 23 crore in the last financial year. This improved its financial position by a little more than Rs 43 crore.

BPCL director of finance, P M Chandraiah, who holds additional charge as managing director, said reduction in procurement costs and stoppage in financial leakages were instrumental in turning the company around.

Direct cost of gross sales reduced to 48 per cent in FY17, against 59 per cent the previous year.

After BCPL posted a dismal revenue of Rs 17.07 crore in 2013-14, down 38 per cent from 2012-13, and a gross loss of Rs 36.55 crore, things started looking up the next year.