Isha Ambani sangeet will see dance performance by BFF Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra will be performing at Isha Ambani's (R) sangeet in December this year.

Priyanka Chopra and Isha Ambani are the best of friends. Isha was part of Priyanka’s bachelorette party in Amsterdam earlier this year, and before that, Priyanka and her fiance Nick Jonas were at Akash Ambani’s engagement party in Mumbai.

In September this year, Priyanka was among the very few guests who were at the Ambanis’ party for Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s engagement at Lake Como in Italy.

Now, buzz has it that Priyanka Chopra will be performing at Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s sangeet, that is to take place in December this year.

Filmfare quoted a source as saying that Priyanka’s performance will be part of a group and that they have already begun preparing for the big day.

Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s daughter Isha is getting married to Ajay and Swati Piramal’s son Anand in December this year and the families have already begun the celebrations.

Isha Ambani kicked off her wedding celebrations with a dandiya night over the weekend.

Before that, the Ambanis offered the first invitation card of daughter Isha’s wedding with Anand at the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai last month.

WHEN ARE ISHA AND ANAND GETTING MARRIED?

On Tuesday (October 30), the Ambani and Piramal families announced in a statement that Isha and Anand are tying the knot in Mumbai on December 12 this year.

PRE-WEDDING CEREMONIES

Isha and Anand’s pre-wedding festivities will take place on December 8 and 9 in Udaipur. The Ambani and Piramal families will partner with with artisans and craftsmen to integrate local culture and traditions into the festivities.

The Ambanis and Piramals are throwing a lavish two-day party for their close friends and family members in Udaipur on December 8 and 9. Several Bollywood stars are expected to perform at the two-day festivities. Reports also say that American pop sensation Beyonce will entertain guests at the sangeet ceremony.

Anand Piramal proposed to Isha Ambani at Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra earlier this year

In September this year, Isha and Anand celebrated their engagement over three days at the picturesque Lake Como in Italy. The Ambanis and Piramals hosted 600 guests from all over the world at the lavish three-day parties in Italy this year.

VENUE OF PRE-WEDDING FESTIVITIES AND WEDDING

Isha and Anand are celebrating their pre-wedding ceremonies with their friends and families in Udaipur on December 8 and 9.

On December 12 this year, the grand wedding is to take place in Mumbai. The Ambani residence, Antilia, will most likely be the venue for the couple’s wedding.

STATEMENT FROM THE AMBANIS AND PIRAMALS

A statement from Mukesh and Nita Ambani and Ajay and Swati Piramal on October 30 evening read:

“We are delighted to share that the marriage of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal will take place in the residence of Shri Mukesh Ambani and Smt. Nita Ambani in Mumbai with family members and close friends on 12th December, 2018. The ceremonies will be performed in accordance with Indian traditions, customs and culture.

“During the weekend prior to the wedding, the Ambani and Piramal families will host their friends and family in Udaipur, where they are partnering with artisans and craftsmen to integrate local culture and traditions into the festivities.

“Both families seek the blessings and good wishes of everyone for Isha and Anand as they start their journey of togetherness.”

AMBANIS AND PIRAMALS

The Ambani and Piramal families have been friends for over four decades now. Isha and Anand were childhood friends who fell in love with each other. Mukesh and Nita Ambani and Ajay and Swati Piramal’s friendship dates back to the 70s. It was at the Piramal house where Mukesh Ambani courted Nita.

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Kendall Jenner tops Forbes’ list of best-paid models again

1. Kendall Jenner: US$22.5 million. She has contracts with adidas, Calvin Klein and Estee Lauder. 2. Karlie Kloss: US$13 million. The new host of reality TV show Project Runway has deals with Estee Lauder, adidas and Swarovski. 3. Rosie Huntington-Wh

Kendall Jenner drew flak earlier this year when she said she was not like other models who said yes to any runway job. Her counterparts in the industry said they needed work to pay the bills.

But her decision to be selective and pace herself has not hurt her earning power.

For the second year in a row, Jenner tops Forbes magazine’s list of best-paid models, with US$22.5 million (S$31 million).

Her income is almost double that of Karlie Kloss, at No. 2.

Chrissy Teigen and Rosie Huntington-Whitely are tied at No. 3 in the list which computes earnings between June 1 last year and June 1 this year.

The list is peppered with well-known names even as The Fashion Spot gave the thumbs-up to the fashion industry’s efforts to embrace diversity and inclusiveness.

For instance, 27.9 per cent of the models who sashayed down last year’s fall runways were women of colour, the highest proportion since the publication started to monitor the data 21/2 years ago.

The industry has also opened doors to plus-size and transgender models on the runways.

But the runway is still a relatively small platform to take flight, earnings-wise.

Pundits say the names on Forbes’ top 10 list fly higher because of their ability to land contracts outside of runway work, with a big lift coming from their mega social media presence which appeals to advertisers.

“It’s easier to make runways more diverse because you’re casting anywhere from 25 to 50-plus models for a show, versus maybe a handful at most who would get cast for campaigns,” Ms Tyler McCall, deputy editor at Fashionista, told the Broadly lifestyle portal.

“Runways very often do not pay at all, or pay in something called ‘trade’ – which just means the brand gifts the models clothes for labour.

“So while it’s easier to have progress on the runway, that’s not going to result in any big pay cheques. Those ad jobs and contracts from big paying companies still by and large go to thin, white women.

“To make the top earners’ list more diverse, advertisers would have to start looking outside the typical pool of models (usually ones who are already pretty famous or Instagram famous) for projects and long-term partnerships.”

But it is doubtful if advertisers are willing to make such switches any time soon.

This year’s top 10 list saw Adriana Lima, Ashley Graham and Liu Wen missing the cut, with all three earning just below Forbes’ US$8 million cut-off.

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Cricket, Kerala flood and festivals gathered millions of Indians on Facebook in 2018

Facebook became a very important medium of connectivity between the victims and the world during the flood hit Kerala

Facebook users in India were noticed getting connected more during the time of festivals, events like Kerala flood and cricket in 2018, according to the social media giant.

The company’s 2018 review report said that India set Facebook buzzing on festivals in 2018 with Janmashtami, Eid-al-adha, Pongal, and Navratri driving the most conversations on the platform.

Topics in India that were talked the most on Facebook in 2018

Indian community gathered in large numbers on the social media platform when the disastrous flood hit Kerala, lending support and help to the victims.

Facebook was used as a medium to connect the victims to their relatives for help and informing about their safety through features like safety check tool, live, creating a page and raising funds.

Cricket continued to rule the hearts of Indian sports fans on Facebook as it became one of the most popular topics on the platform.

Millions of football fans from India came together during the FIFA football World Cup 2018 to support their favourite teams.

After Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise, several users were seen coming together to express their sadness on the platform.

Global topics that were talked the most on Facebook in 2018

Topics such as International Women’s Day, March for our lives, and The Royal Wedding became the most discussed topic internationally in 2018.

The International Women’s Day was the most talked about moment of the year in a row.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19 connected about 42 million people from around the world, posting about the wedding and the newly wedded.

July 18 marked 100 years since Nelson Mandela was born and millions of people took to the platform to celebrate his life which was dedicated to human rights and social justice.

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Like Father 30 Years Ago, Jyotiraditya Scindia Misses Out On Chief Minister’s Post

Like Father 30 Years Ago, Jyotiraditya Scindia Misses Out On Chief Minister's Post

Jyotiraditya Scindia is the last scion of the Scindia family of Marathas

Bhopal: 

Almost 30 years after late Madhavrao Scindia was denied the post of Madhya Pradesh chief minister, history repeated itself as the “so near yet so far” fate befell his son Jyotiraditya.

In 1989, Madhavrao Scindia was all set to be the Chief Minister but strident opposition from senior leader Arjun Singh, asked to step down as Chief Minister after the Churhat lottery scam, ensured that then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi could not give the former Gwalior royal the coveted post.

Mr Singh, in a bid to get his way at the time, had even kept his MLAs ensconced in the Char Imli residence of loyalist Harivansh Singh.

Madhavrao Scindia was so confident of being given the post that he had flown down from Delhi and camped in the state for two days.

Instead, Motilal Vora was made the chief minister. Twenty nine years later, Jyotiraditya Scindia also lost out on the chance to be among the youngest chief ministers of the central Indian state, as Kamal Nath, 72, was picked for the top job in the state.

Congress sources said that Jyotiraditya Scindia, Lok Sabha member from Guna, had pointed out to the party leadership that BJP’s slogan “Maaf Karo Maharaj, Apne toh Shivraj” was centred around him.

Mr Nath, nine-time Lok Sabha member from Chhindwara, made the cut due to his seniority and support of more party MLAs, the sources said.

Jyotiraditya Scindia is the last scion of the Scindia family of Marathas which ruled the Gwalior state in pre-independent central-India.

His grandmother Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia was one of the founding members of the Jana Sangh.

Following his mother, Madhavrao Scindia also joined the Jana Sangh. In 1971 Lok Sabha elections, the mother-son duo was among the few leaders who defied the Indira Gandhi wave and emerged victorious from their respective constituencies.

In 1980, he joined Indira Gandhi’s Congress, a party which had jailed his mother during the Emergency-era. His sisters, Vasundhara Raje and Yashodhara Raje later followed their mothers footsteps and joined the BJP.

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World AIDS Day 2018: Theme, awareness slogans, history, key facts

1 in 4 people don't know they have HIV/AIDS. Know your risks=know your status. (World AIDS Day 2018 via WHO)

1 in 4 people don’t know they have HIV/AIDS. Know your risks=know your status. (World AIDS Day 2018 via WHO)

Today, that is December 1 2018, World Health Organisation (WHO) joins global partners and citizens to commemorate AIDS Day under the theme ‘Know Your Status’.

This is also an occasion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day — a pioneering global health campaign first initiated by WHO in 1988.

2 objectives of the theme of AIDS Day 2018

It is estimated that currently only 75 per cent of people with HIV know their status.

WHO advocacy and communication for World AIDS Day 2018 with the theme ‘Know Your Status’ aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Urge people to know their HIV infection status through testing, and to access HIV prevention, treatment and care services
  • Urge policy-makers to promote a ‘health for all’ agenda for HIV and related health services, such as tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis and non-communicable diseases
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Conservative UK Lawmakers Trigger No-Confidence Vote Against Theresa May

Conservative UK Lawmakers Trigger No-Confidence Vote Against Theresa May

Brexit is Britain’s most significant political and economic decision since World War Two.

London: 

Lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Wednesday triggered a confidence vote in her leadership after Britain’s planned divorce from the European Union was plunged into chaos.

With less than four months left until the United Kingdom is due to exit on March 29, the world’s fifth largest economy was tipping towards crisis, opening up the prospect of a disorderly no-deal divorce or a reversal of Brexit through a referendum.

Graham Brady, the chairman of the party’s so-called 1922 committee, said the threshold of 15 percent of the parliamentary Conservative Party seeking a confidence vote had been reached.

“The threshold of 15 percent of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded,” Brady said.

A ballot will be held between 1800 and 2000 on Wednesday in a room at the House of Commons and an announcement made as soon as possible afterwards, he said.

“The votes will be counted immediately afterwards and an announcement will be made a soon as possible in the evening,” Brady said.

Brexit is Britain’s most significant political and economic decision since World War Two though pro-Europeans fear it will divide the West as it grapples with the presidency of Donald Trump and growing assertiveness from Russia and China.

The ultimate outcome will shape Britain’s $2.8 trillion economy, have far reaching consequences for the unity of the United Kingdom and determine whether London can keep its place as one of the top two global financial centres.

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Utah family who took care of widow shocked by her death, say her companion dog and best friend was stolen days before

A family is in shock after a woman they adopted as part of their family passed away, just days after her beloved dog went missing under suspicious circumstances.

The Johnson family said the dog, who belonged to an 82-year-old woman named Rosa who the family took care of due to the fact that she was widowed, and had no family in Salt Lake City, went missing on Nov. 25.

“Rosa did not have family of her own, but we have become her adopted family and we, with our young children, have cared for her for the past several years,” the family said.

When taking a meal to Rosa and the dog on Nov. 25, Chris Johnson noticed that the animal, whose name is Tommy, was missing.

The Johnson family believes that Tommy was taken from Rosa, and did not run away on his own.

“His disappearance was devastating to Rosa, as Tommy rarely left her side these past 2 years,” the Johnsons said. “Our 3 young kids, who have helped care for Tommy and Rosa every day for the past few years have also been heartbroken at his unexplained disappearance.”

Ten days after Tommy was allegedly taken, the Johnsons said that Rosa passed away. The family said that her health had been deteriorating, but they also believed that her passing was partially due to the loss of her dog and companion.

“We believe that the heartbreak from losing her companion was just too much to bear,” the Johnsons said. “She celebrated her 82nd birthday just 10 days before her passing with chocolate cake, singing and smiles. The loss of Tommy, just a few days later, left her despondent and heartbroken.”

The Johnson’s pleaded for the public’s help in locating Tommy. They stated that they are offering a $1,000 reward, no questions asked, for his return.

“We would also love to request and plead with the public to look for opportunities to serve or do an act of kindness for someone who is lonely, sad or in need this holiday season,” the Johnsons said. “We would love to honor our dear Rosa by encouraging others to be a light in the life of someone who may really need it.”

Salt Lake City Police confirmed to Fox 13 that there was an open case for the missing dog.

Pictures of Tommy and Rosa can be seen below:

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Family mourning loss of father of two killed in workplace accident

A father of two, Lalit Sethi, 44, died Monday in a workplace accident at a Bison Transport truck yard just outside the city limits as he was preparing for a long-haul drive across the country — only a week after his mother suffered a heart attack.

Amandeep Sethi, a close family friend, said the incident happened when Lalit’s co-driver was preparing to attach a trailer to a truck.

“(Lalit) was going behind the truck to get the papers … usually hooked up to the trailer. So he got off the truck and … the co-driver, not realizing he was standing behind the truck … he backed up the truck trying to hook up the truck to the trailer,” he said. “He got crushed between the truck and trailer.”

A GoFundMe was launched this week for the driver has raised more than $50,000 for Lalit’s family, who is now without the only breadwinning member of the family.

The family had already been grieving the death of Lalit’s father, who passed in August after a battle with cancer, and were dealing with a heart attack his mother suffered late last month.

“We went to India twice in the last two years because his father was suffering with cancer and was in the last stage,” said Suvidha Sethi, Lalit’s wife.

“In August, he passed away. We got his mother over here on a tourist visa because she was all alone. (In) November, she got a heart attack and was released from the hospital after one week.

“She got a stent done and as she was recovering, (Lalit’s death) happened.”

Suvidha called her late husband a motivated man, having brought the family to Canada from India nearly five years ago.

“In January 2014, we came over here and got our permanent residency,” Suvidha said.

“He was a very, very lively person. We were having so many plans in his mind all the time. ‘We’ll plan this, we’ll but this house, we’ll do that.’ He kept motivating other people to come, stay in Canada. He was a fighter for everybody.

“I hope I can get the support so I can raise my kids — I don’t know how I will manage.”

Bison Transport chief operating officer Trevor Fridfinnson confirmed Sethi’s death at their Rocky View County location.

Fridfinnson said the firm has been co-operative with an occupational health and safety investigation and that they have offered support to the family and others following the incident.

An Alberta Labour spokesperson said the investigation falls under federal jurisdiction.

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Top 6 Foods That Can Help Boost Your Vitamin D Levels

Top 6 Foods That Can Help Boost Your Vitamin D Levels

Like all the other vitamins, vitamin D or commonly called the “sunshine vitamin” is extremely important for your overall health. Vitamin D is a critical fat-soluble vitamin that is needed by the human body to maintain serum calcium, which supports the cellular processes, neuromuscular function and bone density. Vitamin D helps in regulating the cellular growth and reduces the systematic redness and swelling in the body. It further promotes calcium absorption in the body, which leads to the development of stronger bones. Vitamin D also plays an important role in the immune response and is essential for the weight management, prevention of osteoporosis, cancer, fighting depression; enhance brain function, boosting immunity and diabetes.

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Like all the other vitamins, vitamin D or commonly called the “sunshine vitamin” is extremely important for your overall health.
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Also read: Vitamin B3: Healthy Benefits And Foods That Are Rich In Vitamin B3

Some of the common symptoms of vitamin D deficiency are getting sick very often, tiredness, chronic pain the bones, depression, digestive issues, trouble in sleeping, excessive sweating, inflammation and swelling, wounds that do not heal quickly and weak bones. Vitamin D deficiency could lead to serious medical conditions like high blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, brittle bones and even cancer in some severe cases.

6 simple ways to boost your vitamin D levels:

1. Sunshine:

The most simple and an effective way to get vitamin D is spending some time in the sun. Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because our bodies can actually absorb vitamin D from exposure to the sun. Adequate sun exposure can be really helpful to boost your vitamin D intake.

2. Mushrooms:

Extremely healthy and a delicious source of vitamin

Like all the other vitamins, vitamin D or commonly called the “sunshine vitamin” is extremely important for your overall health. Vitamin D is a critical fat-soluble vitamin that is needed by the human body to maintain serum calcium, which supports the cellular processes, neuromuscular function and bone density. Vitamin D helps in regulating the cellular growth and reduces the systematic redness and swelling in the body. It further promotes calcium absorption in the body, which leads to the development of stronger bones. Vitamin D also plays an important role in the immune response and is essential for the weight management, prevention of osteoporosis, cancer, fighting depression; enhance brain function, boosting immunity and diabetes.

lt7chrro

Like all the other vitamins, vitamin D or commonly called the “sunshine vitamin” is extremely important for your overall health.
Photo Credit: iStock

Also read: Vitamin B3: Healthy Benefits And Foods That Are Rich In Vitamin B3

Some of the common symptoms of vitamin D deficiency are getting sick very often, tiredness, chronic pain the bones, depression, digestive issues, trouble in sleeping, excessive sweating, inflammation and swelling, wounds that do not heal quickly and weak bones. Vitamin D deficiency could lead to serious medical conditions like high blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, brittle bones and even cancer in some severe cases.

6 simple ways to boost your vitamin D levels:

1. Sunshine:

The most simple and an effective way to get vitamin D is spending some time in the sun. Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because our bodies can actually absorb vitamin D from exposure to the sun. Adequate sun exposure can be really helpful to boost your vitamin D intake.

2. Mushrooms:

Extremely healthy and a delicious source of vitamin D mushrooms can be easily included in your diet. Mushrooms are also rich in other vitamins like B vitamins and potassium. You can easily include mushrooms in your diet by adding them in your salads, sandwiches, soups and wraps.

3. Egg yolk:

Yet another reason to include eggs in our daily diet! But Vitamin D is found only in the yolk of the egg. Whole eggs in general contain all the essential amino acids and are an excellent source of choline and healthy fats. So, if you are vitamin D deficient, include whole eggs in your early morning breakfast or evening snacks

D mushrooms can be easily included in your diet. Mushrooms are also rich in other vitamins like B vitamins and potassium. You can easily include mushrooms in your diet by adding them in your salads, sandwiches, soups and wraps.

3. Egg yolk:

Yet another reason to include eggs in our daily diet! But Vitamin D is found only in the yolk of the egg. Whole eggs in general contain all the essential amino acids and are an excellent source of choline and healthy fats. So, if you are vitamin D deficient, include whole eggs in your early morning breakfast or evening snacks

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World’s First Baby Born Out Of Womb Transplanted From Dead Donor

World's First Baby Born Out Of Womb Transplanted From Dead Donor

A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported.

The case, published in The Lancet medical journal, involved connecting veins from the donor uterus with the recipient’s veins, as well as linking arteries, ligaments and vaginal canals.

It comes after 10 previously known cases of uterus transplants from deceased donors – in the United States, the Czech Republic and Turkey – failed to produce a live birth.

The girl born in the Brazilian case was delivered via caesarean section at 35 weeks and three days, and weighed 2,550 grams (nearly 6 lbs), the case study said.

Dani Ejzenberg, a doctor at Brazil’s Sao Paulo University hospital who led the research, said the transplant – carried out in September 2016 when the recipient was 32 – shows the technique is feasible and could offer women with uterine infertility access to a larger pool of potential donors.

The current norm for receiving a womb transplant is that the organ would come from a live family member willing to donate it.

“The numbers of people willing and committed to donate organs upon their own deaths are far larger than those of live donors, offering a much wider potential donor population,” Ejzenberg said in a statement about the results.

She added, however, that the outcomes and effects of womb donations from live and deceased donors have yet to be compared, and said the technique could still be refined and optimised.

The first baby born after a live donor womb transplant was in Sweden in 2013. Scientists have so far reported a total of 39 procedures of this kind, resulting in 11 live births.

Experts estimate that infertility affects around 10 to 15 percent of couples of reproductive age worldwide. Of this group, around one in 500 women have uterine problems.

Before uterus transplants became possible, the only options to have a child were adoption or surrogacy.

In the Brazilian case, the recipient had been born without a uterus due to a condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome. The donor was 45 and died of a stroke.

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