“PULL ME DOWN, I WILL COME BACK STRONGER” DUTEE CHAND AFTER WINNING INDIA’S HISTORIC GOLD MEDAL
To Dutee Chand who became the first Indian ever to win the 100m sprint at a global meet when she grabbed the gold at the World Universiade in Naples, Italy, on Wednesday.
Soon after her win, Dutee tweeted, “Pull me down, I will come back stronger!”
VIRAT’S RAHUL PROBLEM
Now that is the spirit with which not just the Indian cricket team needs to reorganize it but also the teams fans. If you were feeling depressed tonight, just think how empty inside team must feel. Play 8 matches over 37 days, win seven, top all other nine teams, have an off day and out. Virat says 45 minutes were the issue, well, certainly more than that Virat. Ask Rahul Gandhi if you must, carrying old guards has its own issue, they think they need to keep their seats secured, in this case batting averages and run rates. Sometimes its okay to stand your ground and take a tough stance, that is what leadership is.
LONE WOLF SHIVKUMAR RETURNS TO KARNATAKA EMPTY HANDED
It is 11th July 2019 and speaking of leaders, the only man who stood his grounds, come rain, Maharashtra police or hotel booking cancellation. D K Shivkumar,
Karnataka’s water resources minister DK Shivakumar, with more current in him than the entire old and new brass of Congress, aka Congress’ troubleshooter, was detained and sent packing back to Bengaluru from Mumbai, where he was prevented by police from meeting the rebel lawmakers.
The coalition faces the threat of losing majority in the Assembly if the resignations are accepted as its current tally is 116 in the 224-member House. In a fresh jolt to the wobbly Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka, two Congress legislators, Housing minister MTB Nagaraj and K Sudhakar, tendered their resignations Wednesday to the Speaker, taking the number of disgruntled lawmakers who have quit to 16. At this time it would be a good question to ask, where are the other Congress leaders? But it is also a great time to ask where is H D Kumaraswamy?
GO GOA GONE: 10 CONGRESS MLAs SWITCH OVER TO BJP
The entire Karnataka transaction isn’t even over yet, that, not so far across the Karnataka borders, another set of Congress MLAs, ten to be exact, led by Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Chandrakant Kavlekar Wednesday merged with the ruling BJP, increasing the saffron party’s strength to 27 in the 40-seat house.
Kavlekar said he and other MLAs decided to join the BJP as development works in their constituencies were suffering as they were in opposition.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar said the BJP has exposed its intense insecurity with its coalition partner and within its camp by the induction. “They are not attempting to have ‘One Nation, One Election’ but ‘One Nation, One Party’,” he said.
Reacting sharply to the development, Utpal Parrikar, son of late Manohar Parrikar, said that the BJP has “taken a different direction” after his father’s demise.
UP TRANSPORT MINISTERS SOLUTION: VAJRASANA FOR DRIVERS CAN PREVENT YAMUNA EXPRESSWAY LIKE ACCIDENTS
Speaking of different direction, here is a unique advice coming from a minister and since it involves using ancient practices to solve modern issues I won’t tell you which party he is from, but , I would anyway give it up when I tell you that it was the UP Transport Minister who after finding out that the Yamuna Expressway bus accident was caused by a sleeping driver, quoted not ancient but modern sadhus, that too self-proclaimed one’s and yoga posture as a cure for stopping such accidents. The minister on Wednesday said bus drivers should take a nap or practise Vajrasana following a heavy meal so that they don’t doze off at the wheel, saying that he got this idea from watching Sadhuguru videos.
Not that I am a Yoga expert, nor am I a Sadhguru follower, but as far as I know, Vajrasana is more for helping body digest food, rather than prevent sleep. But whatever helps the minister sleep at night I guess. The solution would be to ensure that drivers have fully rested and aren’t overworked, but then logic has its limitations or a better phrase in Hindi still, bhains ke aage been bajane se kuch nahi hoga.
WHATSAPP MESSAGE TRACING POSSIBLE WITHOUT DILUTING ENCRYPTION, CLAIMS IIT PROFESSOR
Meanwhile, when it comes to hacking, Indians are an expert and seriously I do not mean here the lynching type of hacking, there too we may be, but the latest claim by a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras is what I am talking about next especially since it is related to lynchings.
“If WhatsApp says it is not technically possible to show the originator of the message, I can show that it is possible,” said V. Kamakoti, while delivering a lecture at Indian Council of World Affairs
As per court ruling, those who forward a harmful message can also be held responsible in certain cases. Now Whatsapp says (some do doubt it) that its end to end encryption makes it impossible to trace the messenger or the originator and no one but the sender and recipient can see the message, not even Whatsapp, although Israeli govt and tech companies are a different universe altogether. When a message is sent from WhatsApp, the identity of the originator can also be revealed along with the message. So the message and the identity of the creator can be seen only by the recipient. When that recipient forwards the message, his/her identity can be revealed to the next recipient,” he said, adding that “In this way, you do not need to break end-to-end encryption and infringe the privacy of anyone and yet make the messages traceable when the investigating agencies want to find out. And this is what we have projected to WhatsApp,” he said.
AT UN, 22 COUNTRIES URGE CHINA TO END MASS XINJIAN DETENTIONS
And from here, we head to the world of International news, were More than 20 countries at the UN Human Rights Council have signed a joint letter criticising China’s treatment of ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region.
UN experts and rights groups say China is holding about one million Uighurs and other Muslims in detention camps. The fears of political and economic retaliation from Beijing is such that the list of 22 countries calling China out has no Muslim country.
WHAT IS TROUBLING PUTIN? CABBAGE.
Meanwhile, what is troubling Putin? If you think nothing can bother him, that can’t be removed, well then Cabbage is the word for you. Russia has been accused of trying to hush up rising prices after it was reported that the cost of some basic foods has been increasing far faster than the official rate of inflation. the price of cabbage has shot up 17 times faster than that since the start of the year.
The cost of millet, a grain that is one of the staples of the Russian diet, has risen at a similar rate. Eggs, onions and sugar have all risen by about six times the official rate of inflation. Petrol and diesel prices have risen at double the inflation rate. Beer, cheese, fruit juice and milk have also been affected by “shrinkflation” since the government raised VAT from 18 per cent to 20 per cent on January 1.
NEIGHBOUR KILLED THE FIRST CAT OF NEW ZEALAND
I don’t know about you, but I am backing New Zealand for the World Cup win and that is not just because the next story is from New Zealand about the First Cat. Shortly after Ardern became the prime minister-elect in October 2017, her polydactyl cat named Paddles shot to fame and even had her own Twitter account.
Paddles died in October 2017 after being hit by a car near Ardern’s Point Chevalier home. Her death made the news around the world.
Now the neighbour who hit the prime minister’s cat in his car has spoken out for the first time, apologising for the same.
AND NOW CHERNOBYL A TOURIST DESTINATION
That is all from my end. If you are looking for a new place to visit, and have already been tripping on the show called Chernobyl, well, here is news for you. The area surrounding Chernobyl – the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident – is to be turned into a tourist site, Ukraine’s president says.
Humans can make money out of any tragedy. Have a lovely day ahead, and if you are feeling sleepy, well a Vajrasana should cure it, until tomorrow good bye from takeapart.in