How Meghan Markle keeps Prince Harrys temper in check

first_imgMeghan Markle and Prince HarryGetty ImagesIt’s no surprise that Meghan Markle holds a certain amount of sway over Prince Harry. It was widely publicised how she got him to change his lifestyle for the better. But it seems like the Duchess of Sussex went further by helping him turn into a confident man from an angry teenager.Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe wrote in his book Prince Harry: The Inside Story: “Meeting Meghan and really getting to know her sparked a change in Harry.”On the one hand he was like a school kid in love, but on a far deeper level his relationship with Meghan was helping him to address the things that had troubled him over the years.”Anyone who knew Harry from his teenage years knew he could be angry, that he almost had a self-destruct button when he was in a bad place.” Meghan Markle apparently acts as a check for Prince Harry’s impulses and temper. And we have to say that she is doing a good job. Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesMeghan Markle and Prince Harry were married last year in a gorgeous ceremony and the Royal couple is expecting their first child any day now. The pair look remarkably in love and despite the scrutiny and criticism that seems to follow Meghan, the two are still going strong. The pair have moved to Frogmore Cottage to prepare for the arrival of the Royal baby. But reportedly, Prince Harry could end up missing the birth of his child due to his Royal responsibilities. The Prince is set to leave for the Netherlands soon, but if Meghan Markle goes into labour before that, the trip may be postponed.Meghan Markle had also announced that she will be skipping the post-baby photo on hospital steps. But there will be a formal announcement once the Royal baby is born.last_img read more

Salman Khan has a solid reason for being friends with his exgirlfriends

first_imgSalman Khan’s love life has been an open book. From Aishwarya Rai to Sangeeta Bijlani to Katrina Kaif, Salman has openly exhibited his affection towards each one of them. He was very close to getting married to some of his past girlfriends but he just couldn’t get through. At 53, Salman may have been living his life as a singleton but he has remained cordial with his exes. And Salman has a solid reason for it which everyone may agree with. During the grand premiere episode of Nach Baliye 9, Salman was asked about the reason behind the concept of bringing ex couples on the show as contestants by Shivangi Joshi, who opened the show with her partner Mohsin Khan. To this, Salman replied, “If two people are not able to spend their lives together, you should be ok with everyone. If you could not make it in one field, you can come together and work together. A boy and a girl can be friends even after breakup, but it depends.” Meanwhile, Salman has introduced five jodis to the audience episode and will now reveal the names of two judges – one is a filmmaker and the other is a popular actor.last_img read more

Tribunal receives Holey Artisan attack case docs

first_imgHoley Artisan building file photoAnti-terrorism Special Tribunal in the capital on Sunday received documents, including the charge-sheet, of the case filed over the terrorist attack at Holey Artisan cafe in the city in 2016.Confirming it, special public prosecutor Golam Sarwar said the chief metropolitan magistrate court on Thursday ordered for sending all the documents to the anti-terrorism Special Tribunal, reports UNB.Now, the anti-terrorism special tribunal judge Mujibur Rahman will deal with the case.On 23 July, police pressed charges against eight people in the sensational Holey Artisan cafe attack case.Those indicted are Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, Mahmudul Hasan Mizan, Sohel Mahfuz, Rashidul Islam alias Rash, Boro Mizan, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Mamunur Rashid Ripon and Shariful Islam Khaled.The law enforcement also recommended acquitting former North South University (NSU) teacher Hasnat Karim of the charge.Meanwhile, Metropolitan Magistrate Fahad Bin Amin denied bail to him on Thursday.Hasnat Karim, also a businessman, was rescued along with 12 others during the commando operation at the Holey Artisan Bakery in the city’s Gulshan area on 2 July following a 12-hour hostage standoff.Twenty-two people-nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi-born American and two Bangladeshis-were killed in the terror attack on the restaurant on 1 July 2016.last_img read more

Migrant centre in Italy closed

first_imgHouses in Europe`s one-time biggest asylum seeker and migrants reception centre in Mineo, southern Sicily, are pictured on the day of its closure on 9 July 2019. Photo: AFPWhat was once Europe’s biggest migrant reception centre, in Mineo in Sicily, is to officially close on Tuesday in the presence of its biggest critic, far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini.”Promise kept,” Salvini said last week when the centre’s final inhabitants were removed, to be sent to another centre in Calabria.This reception centre, a former housing complex for the US military that resembles an American suburb, is now guarded by Italian troops who block access under a roasting Sicilian sun.At its peak in 2014, Mineo housed more than 4,100 people.Its population then steadily dropped. When anti-migrant Salvini and the populist Five Star Movement came to power in June last year, it housed 2,500.Since then Salvini, who is also deputy prime minister, has declared war on charity rescue vessels, barring their entry to Italian ports in recent weeks. Thousands of migrants nevertheless continue to arrive by their own means or are rescued by the Italian authorities.Psychologist Massimiliano Terrasi stood amid the arid countryside outside the centre where he worked since 2011, disappointed at what he said could have been.”Hopes were high when the centre first opened and we grew professionally,” he told AFP-TV.”Well managed, it could have been an asset for the area and for people’s mutual understanding,” he lamented, voicing anger at the abrupt end to his years of work, final wages still unpaid.In the beginning, care and hygiene conditions were decent, he said. But things started to deteriorate when the population went over 3,000.”If you look at how the centre was in the end, it’s a good thing that it closed. But if you think what it could have been, it’s a pity,” he said.Built ‘on numbers’Local resident Sergio Mastrilli was more critical, as he drank a beer on a Mineo bar terrace.”When the centre first opened, I immediately thought it wasn’t a good thing,” he said.”It wasn’t a reception centre built on integration but on numbers.”Mastrilli, a 25-year-old law student, is a supporter of Luigi di Maio’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement, which is in a ruling coalition with Salvini’s Lega for the last 13 months.”There were more than 4,000 people from 85 different ethnicities, while Mineo has around 5,000 inhabitants,” he said.He called for a Europe-wide solution to migration, and suggested “many migrants would like to stay in their own countries”, if they could.The centre’s 400 small yellow and pink houses lie in tidy rows, a reminder of the time when US families from the neighbouring base at Sigonella called it home.But the US military gave up its lease in 2010, and the arrival of the reception centre and migrants made Sicilians in the area both worried and jealous.The migrants were notably prepared to work for 10 or 20 euros (11-22 dollars) a day during the orange harvest, angering locals who could not work for so little.’A big illusion’But the centre also employed 400 people in the area, and Mineo’s current mayor, Giuseppe Mistretta, has threatened to resign if the state does not help with the post-migrant transition.”Mineo’s closure is the inexorable epilogue of a big illusion, in a region starved of jobs,” said Sicily’s conservative regional president Nello Musumeci.Several judicial probes are currently underway, implicating notably Mineo’s former mayor and the centre’s former director.Allegations include preferential awarding of contracts, and the exaggeration of migrant numbers to attract state subsidies that accompanied each new arrival.In January, police broke up a Nigerian organised crime drug dealing group based within the centre, and a prostitution ring.last_img

Music that heals

first_imgAlok Kumar Verma, IPS, Director General (Tihar Jail), New Delhi has taken a new initiative for the prison inmates to augment their rehabilitation process by introducing Morning Ragas in collaboration with Legends of India. Beginning on April 27, Morning Ragas was introduced with great enthusiasm and fanfare. Internationally acclaimed flautist Pandit Ronu Majumdar performed on the inaugural occasion in the presence of almost 2000 inmates. Pt. Ronu Majumdar, Grammy nominee and a Guinness Book of World Record holder began his recital with Ahir Bhairav, followed by a Pahari dhun and two popular compositions Gadhiji’s Vaishnavi Jan.. and Tagore’s Ekla Chalo. He was accompanied by Kalpesh Sachala on the flute and Ustad Akram Khan on the table. The subtle nuances of the flute, a rhythmic jugalbandi between the flute and the tabla mesmerised the prison inmates to the extent that they not only joined the chorus but some of the inmates later expressed their desire to learn music in prison. Coaching classes in the prison will be soon introduced at the earliest. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This musical concert has added a new chapter in the history of Delhi Prison. The event will be held every month. The purpose of conducting the Morning Ragas with sessions of sublime music is to release the inmates from the tyranny of conscious thought. Music is one of the best solutions to such problems. It heals and raises you. Music directly deals with the root causes of crime, violence, and addiction and offers a practical approach to emotional growth. “Our efforts shall help inmates guide themselves bringing in positivity into their lives and to rejuvenate them” said Alok Kumar Verma. It is anticipated that this would have a hugely beneficial effect on the inmates since the spiritual and emotional effects of music in human transformation are well known.last_img read more

TEEJ the festive extravaganza

first_imgDelhi Tourism’s objective has always been the promotion of various cultures followed in India as a whole. The three Dilli Haats are perfect examples of the same as Delhi Tourism is back with the ‘Annual Teej Festival,’ which will go on till July 25.Teej marks the onset of monsoon season during the Hindi Calendar’s month of ‘Shravan’ or ‘Saawan.’ The festival is primarily dedicated to Goddess Parvati and her union with Lord Shiva. Hence, it is also said to be an auspicious occasion for married women. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf One of the highlighting features of the Teej Festival is the coming together of women enjoying the Teej Jhula, a swing hung from trees in villages and towns. The celebrations are accompanied by dancing, singing folk songs, dressing up in colourful outfits, ceremonial art of applying Mehendi and sharing festive delicacies.The Teej Festival will be celebrated with great enthusiasm showcasing an array of events lined up to mark this uplifting occasion. Dilli Haat-Janak Puri will be showcasing Special Teej rachis, ornamental bindis, bangles and jewellery. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveApart from this, Delhi Tourism would be hosting rangoli and mehendi competitions, with added attractions such as the Teej Jhula and camel rides for kids. Special Mehendi stalls will offer henna application with exclusive designs.This Teej Festival would be an utter shopping delight for the ladies with its handicraft and handloom stalls offering exclusive Lehariya from Jaipur. Food stalls from Rajasthan would offer a galore of festive delicacies like dal baati choorma, ghevar, raj kachaudi and more. Embracing myriad colours, Dilli Haat would be adorned with a vibrant ambience of traditional swings for women to lift the spirits of one and all.The evenings would be lightened as Rajasthan Tourism will showcase the charm of the state’s folk dance and music on July 22 and 23 while Sahitya Kala Parishad would be organizing cultural programmes on July 24 and 25.last_img read more