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Mumbai Police Criticize Dulquer Salmaan's 'Stunt', Sonam Defends Him December 15, 2018 17:22

Mumbai police and Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja were engaged in small twitter row Friday after the cops, wrongly, criticized the actor's co-star Dulquer Salmaan for "trying stunt while driving". Sonam had posted a video clip from a film shoot on Twitter showing Salmaan in the driver's seat of a car. His hands are seen fiddling with a mobile phone as the car seems to be moving. Sonam is heard calling him "weirdo". Mumbai Police posted the clip on their Twitter handle and wrote, "We agree with you @sonamakapoor ! Quite a 'weirdo' to try such stunts while driving and putting the lives of fellow drivers at risk too! We don't quite approve of these even in 'reel' life. This drew much flak for the actors from twitterati. We agree with you @sonamakapoor ! Quite a ‘weirdo’ to try such stunts while driving and putting the lives of fellow drivers at risk too! We don’t quite approve of these even in ‘reel’ life. #NotDone pic.twitter.com/WWoDz16hKj — Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) December 14, 2018 Sonam then stepped in to clear up that Salmaan was not actually driving the car. "We weren't driving we were rigged on a truck... but I'm glad you guys are concerned," she tweeted. "I hope and I know you show the same interest in regular folk as well! Thanks for taking care! #Reelvsreal," she added tagging her co-star. The police responded by saying, "For us, No Mumbaikar is 'regular' they are all 'special'! And we are equally concerned about them all. Glad to know your safety wasn't 'rigged.'" Dulquer Salmaan also clarified that it was not a stunt. "Would appreciate it if you had checked some facts before tweeting this. In fact @MumbaiPolice helped us with permissions and traffic management during the shoot and were present the whole time," he tweeted. "We appreciate that you weren't indulging in any irresponsible violation. A good example for all your fans @dulQuer," police replied. -Sowmya  

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Tips for Men to Lose Belly Fat and Build Muscle Fat December 15, 2018 17:03

Hardly a month left to end 2018 and kudos to those who met their resolution of losing weight and those who didn't, one month is all that is left to lose those extra kilos and get that beach bod', which you may have set sight on to achieve when this year commenced. Contrary to your dilly-dallying, it is not too late. There is still time for you to step into 2019 with confidence and as the best version of yourself. So, to help you get that perfectly chiseled body and ripped six-pack abs, here we have listed some of the best diet and fitness tips that will enhance weight loss and fat burning while adding muscle. Below are five simple diet and workout tips that need to include in your daily routine to stay fit and healthy. High-Protein Diet You can be aggressive but not thoughtless in your calorie deficit. Stick to a high-protein diet and limit calories. ImageSource: Men's Fitness Doing so will help you lose fat and simultaneously, your muscle loss will be minimal. According to experts, 20-25 percent of a calorie deficit to lose fat without hampering your muscle gains. Heavy Compound Bodybuilding Include multiple major muscle groups and the most whole-body strength and effort - for example - squats, deadlifts, military press, etc. ImageSource: Men Health India This will help you gain maximum muscle and strength. However, it is suggested that you should not do more than 2 hours of HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) workouts in a week. HIIT Cardio If you wish to lose fat as quickly as possible and don't mind a challenge, then you have to do HIIT. Just in case you are not acquainted with this form of exercise, HIIT is a style of exercising where you alternate between periods of (almost) all-out and reduced effort. ImageSource: Greatist HIIT can help you burn calories in a short period of time. This type of cardio will push your body to its limits getting maximum results and the intervals with low-intensity level will provide your body the breathing room it needs to recover. It is also scientifically proven that HIIT saves more muscle than normal cardio. Proper Sleep Sleep is one of the most undermined parts of exercise regimes but it is far more crucial. A good nine-hour sleep can do those wonders which spending 4 hours in the gym will not. ImageSource: Men's Health Experts have as well found out that not taking proper sleep also increases your appetite and make you more prone to cheat on your diet. Considering the fact that the holiday season is upon us, you do not want to hurt your willpower and ruin months of hard work with one weak moment. Supplements Proper supplements are considerably less important than diet and working out. But contrary to popular belief that supplements do not build great physiques like proper training and nutrition do, finding the right supplement for you can take part in a role in preserving muscle loss. ImageSource: Health & Happiness However, do not go with the advertisements and shenanigans, find the right supplement and do absolute research prior to investing in supplements. -Sowmya Sangam

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Hindu American Foundation Launches "I am Hindu American" Campaign December 15, 2018 16:55

The raising hate crimes against Hindu Indian-Americans has prompted the United States-based Hindu American Foundation (HAF) to launch a nationwide campaign to raise awareness on the Hinduism and bring down the cases of bullying following the religion. Titled "I am Hindu American", the campaign includes a social media campaign, a 30-second public service announcement and a companion website to provide resources about Hinduism and Hindu Indian-Americans. During the campaign, the organizers would boost awareness and clear up common stereotypes and misunderstandings about Hinduism through social media networks across the nation. "The goal of 'I Am Hindu American' campaign is to drive online conversation by putting a face on the Hindu American community. Despite the fact that Hindus are one of the most successful minority communities, knowledge about Hindus and Hinduism is very low among the U.S. general public. Our own data shows that one in three Hindu-American students report being bullied for their religious beliefs," Suhag Shukla, the executive director and co-founder of HAF, said in a statement. He said that most of the bullying cases were based on misperceptions about Hindus and the narrative needs to be changed. Hate crimes in the U.S. increased by about 17 percent in 2017 as compared to 2016, according to the FBI. He said that Hinduism has contributed a lot towards the daily activities of humans. "There are many Hindu contributions to our daily lives: from yoga and meditation to the decimal system as well as an understanding of the law of cause and effect known as karma," the statement said. -Sowmya Sangam

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Yatra Release Date Finalized December 15, 2018 16:41

Two prestigious biopics of Telugu legendary politicians NTR and YS Rajasekhar Reddy are on cards. While NTR is hitting the screens during Sankranthi, YSR biopic titled Yatra has been announced for December 21st release. But with a mad rush of films, the makers decided to push the film's release to February. The entire shoot of Yatra has been wrapped up and the film is now announced to hit the screens on February 8th across the globe. Mahi V Raghav is the director and Malayalam actor Mammootty has been roped in to play the lead role. Yatra focuses on the foot march of YSR that brought him and Congress back to power. 70mm Entertainments bankrolled the movie which has been made on a massive budget. Yatra will release in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam languages simultaneously.  

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Say Goodbye to Your Smartphone and Win ₹72 Lakh, Here's How December 15, 2018 15:23

Do you have the ample determination to stop using your smartphone for a year? If you think you can then here is some good news for you. Vitaminwater - a Coca-Cola company - is running a contest with a prize money of $100,000 or around Rs 72 lakh in India. The only thing the contestants will have to do is not use a smartphone. The company will instead give the contestant a 1996-era handset for making calls. "We don't think there's anything more boring than mindlessly scrolling through your phone, and this is an opportunity to take that stance against routine and give someone $100,000 to do something uniquely awesome with their time," told Natalia Suarez, associate brand manager of Vitaminwater in a CNBC report. If you are concerned that you would need to give up your job to participate in this challenge then you are mistaken. You can carry on with to use a laptop or desktop computer and even smart devices powered by Google Home or Amazon Alexa. However, you will not be able to use any smartphone or tablet if you wish to win the prize money. For communication needs, you will have to use the 1996-era feature phone provided to you by the company. The deadline to enter the contest is January 8, 2019. To enter the contest, you will have to use the hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest and write what you would do if you cannot use your phone for a year and post it on either Twitter or Instagram. Vitaminwater will select someone by January 22 and handover the old feature phone. If you think a year without a smartphone is impossible in that case you can opt for a duration of six months to win a prize money of $10,000 or Rs 7.2 lakh in India. But do not expect to cheat as you will have to clear a lie-detector test to win the prize money. -Sowmya Sangam

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Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap Gets Married in Private Ceremony December 15, 2018 13:18

India's badminton stars Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap tied the knot in a private ceremony in Hyderabad on Friday. The wedding took place at Saina's residence in Orion villas at Raidurgam in Cyberabad. "It was a small gathering of about 40 guests, including relatives of the Saina and Kashyap's families. It was a very simple ceremony and December 16th will be the reception," Saina's father Harvir Singh said. Saina took to Twitter to post a couple of photographs captioned, "Best match of my life ??...#justmarried." Best match of my life ❤️...#justmarried ☺️ pic.twitter.com/cCNJwqcjI5 — Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) December 14, 2018 Saina and Kashyap have been in a relationship for the past decade now yet successfully managed to keep it under wraps. The 2014 CWG gold medallist, Saina and Kashyap, first met at the Pullela Gopichand badminton academy where they have been training since 2005. Earlier this year, Saina was seen partying with Kashyap along with other teammates ahead of the third season of Premier Badminton League (PBL). They were also teammates at Awadhe Warriors. Saina has been in good form this season after fighting knee injury which has been troubling her for the past couple of years. The Hyderabad athlete reached the final of Indonesia Masters at the start of the year and then followed it up with a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast after beating compatriot PV Sindhu in the final. Earlier this year, Saina settled for the bronze medal in the Asian Games in the women's singles after losing to world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan. It was her opening medal at the Asiad and the first singles medals at the Games for India in 36 years before PV Sindhu bagged a silver. After clinching the bronze medal, Saina had included Kashyap's name in her thank you note on Twitter along with coach Gopichand and her physios. "I would like to thank Gopi Sir for all the hardwork and support ... also @parupallik for giving me great match inputs and for helping me in sessions before the #AsianGame2018 ... lot of efforts of Physios would like to thank @ArvindDNigam4 and Kiran challagundla sir," Saina wrote on Twitter. The duo was as well spotted together at the Denmark Open in October where Kashyap gave some on-court coaching tips to Saina. -Sowmya Sangam

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International Tea Day: Drinking Tea May Improve Your Health December 15, 2018 12:54

There is not a single thing that can cheer up your day with tea, whether you drink it be lively, to help alleviate stress, or you are just a fan of the taste, the majority of us find it strenuous to say no to a cup of tea. Regardless of the season, tea can be a tasty beverage since it can be served iced or hot. Nevertheless, its benefits go far beyond revival. There is a lot of research showing that drinking tea can literally improve your health. At the very least, it is a flavorful way of getting decent fluid into your body each day. On top of that, studies have shown teas can help protect your teeth and your heart, as well as maybe even helping to stave off cancer. Which type of tea you drink can make a difference. All non-herbal teas are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The amount of time the leaves are processed determines whether you end up with a green, black or oolong tea. The green teas are the least processed and are prone to have the inflated amounts of polyphenols, and the lone type that comprises the polyphenol, catechin, which is why many studies have been done using only green teas. Certain herbal teas are better-known for their medicinal values, including soothing the digestive system. Here are the top five health benefits of tea and some options for delicious teas to try out: Tea Contains Antioxidants Antioxidants work to prevent the body’s version of rust and thus help to keep us young and protect us from damage from pollution. Load up on antioxidants with a white tea, which is less processed than black or green tea so it retains more beneficial antioxidants. Less Caffeine than Coffee Herbal blends have no caffeine, while traditional teas have less than 50 percent of what typically is found in coffee. That means you can consume it without those pesky effects on your nervous system, says Leslie Bonci, nutritionist and owner of Active Eating Advice. If you are trying to switch from coffee to tea, try a chicory root tea like Teeccino, which has a mouthfeel and flavor similar to coffee. Chicory root is also known to help reduce stress and is prebiotic so may be helpful to your gut. Bonus: this tea will give you a kick of energy without the caffeine. Reduce Risk of Heart Attack "There's a lot of literature out there on tea and heart health," said Anna Ardine, clinical nutrition manager at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "This is a health effect for which there is the strongest evidence." As a matter of fact, a study published last year that combined data from a host of earlier reports found about 20 percent decrease in the risk of heart attack and a 35 percent reduced risk of stroke among those who drank one to three cups of green tea a day. Those who drank four or more cups of green tea every day had a 32 percent reduction in the risk of having a heart attack and lower levels of LDL cholesterol. Four cups of green tea may keep you running to the bathroom, but you can get the same benefit from drinking one cup of matcha tea, which is made from ground green tea leaves and is said to be the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regular green tea. Weight Loss Research on this is not as strong, Ardine said, adding that studies that have shown an effect have depended on consumption of large amounts of tea, often in pill form. Protect Bones Data from late animal studies have shown that green tea may prevent bone loss. Moringa, a plant that is native to South Asia, has been best-known for its medicinal properties and is nowadays rapidly becoming a mainstream superfood. With additional calcium than milk, as well as iron, vitamin A and K, moringa tea is a considerable addition to help keep those bones brawny. -Sowmya Sangam

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Indian-Origin Men Charged over Operating International Piracy Ring December 15, 2018 10:55

Two Indian-origin men, among five, accused of running an international movie piracy ring were indicted on Wednesday on federal charges for involving in hacking Hollywood film company computer systems to steal unreleased movies and television shows such as "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "The Walking Dead." According to federal prosecutors, the group would alter the properties of the computer files to make them easier to distribute online and either offer them for sale or upload them onto pirate movie websites. They are accused of selling access to the stolen films via PayPal as part of the scheme, which lasted from 2013 to 2015. It is not clear how many or which film companies were targeted. The men - Malik Luqman Farooq, Aditya Raj, Sam Nhance, Ghobhirajah Selvarajah, and Jitesh Jadhav - face seven counts, including conspiracy to commit computer fraud, unauthorized access to a computer, aggravated identity theft and copyright infringement, according to the United States attorney’s office. Authorities suspect the men are based in four countries: the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, and India. Farooq, 30, is the only one who has been arrested and He is awaiting trial in London on related charges. Authorities said Jadhav used a camcorder to film movies such as "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" that later were sold by other members of the ring. The indictment alleges Farooq sold more than a dozen stolen films, while Raj released pirated movies online. Selvarajah was the registered owner of the group's PayPal account, and Nhance maintained a computer server that stored the digital files for distribution, according to the indictment. Investigators discovered more than 25,000 motion pictures, including "Godzilla," "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "Horrible Bosses 2," had been uploaded to the server in France. -Sowmya Sangam

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Solving Crossword Puzzles Does Not Stop Mental Decline: Study December 14, 2018 18:54

Researchers in the United Kingdom found on a habitual basis working at problem-solving games like Sudoku and crossword puzzles do not guard against a mental decline in later life. Existing research has suggested that mental ability can be kept up or improved by problem-solving games such as Sudoku and crossword puzzles. These studies say that playing board games, reading from an early age, and playing musical instruments at least twice a week is linked to reduced risk of dementia. A new study, published in The BMJ, suggests that regularly engaging in intellectual activities boosts mental ability over a lifetime and provides a "higher cognitive point" from which to decline. The sample took in 498 participants who were all born in 1936 and had all taken part in a group intelligence test at the age of 11. They were approximately 64 years old at the start of the study. Researchers used data from the archives of the Scottish Council for Research in Education, which had maintained population-based records of the Scottish Mental Surveys of 1947. However, there is a lack of historical childhood mental ability data, and the effect of practice on improving test scores has frequently been failed to notice in mental aging studies, they said. The study proved that engaging in intellectually stimulating activities on a regular basis was linked to the level of mental ability in old age, having the largest association with improving cognitive performance during the course of life. Dr Staff, Honorary Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and Head of Medical Physics at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, suggests that while those who on a regular basis engage in problem-solving puzzles could possibly enhance their mental ability, this does not "protect an individual from decline but imparts a higher starting point from which decline is observed". -Sowmya Sangam

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Bhairava Geetha Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast and Crew December 14, 2018 17:40

Bhairava Geetha is the story of Bhairava (Dhanunjaya) and Geetha (Irra Mor). While Geetha is the daughter of a factionist in the village and Bhairava works under her father. After completing her studies, Geetha returns to her village and falls in love with Bhairava. Her father comes to know and asks his goons to kill Bhairava. It is then the duo elope together and things turn quite worse. The rest of Bhairava Geetha is all about how the young couple stand strong facing all the obstacles and wins their love. Watch Bhairava Geetha to know about the complete story.

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