Apr 20, 2015

Acid attack survivors will be honored for their endurance

It is reported that Indian Court directed all hospitals to treat acid attack victims for free as part of their recovery.
All over the world, women are thought to be the soft targets, if you want to take revenge from any man or his family, either you harm that man or victimize women of that person’s sphere. Another point which we cannot ignore here, that many coward and cruel men throw acid on women to punish them for being brave and rejecting their demands.

It’s a cruel crime that is shockingly common in many African and Asian countries. Throwing acid in a person’s face, leaving them disfigured and often blind. As many as 1,500 people are attacked with acid every year and most of them are women and girls. Many lose their lives and some are left with an bitter memory.

Often those who have rejected a marriage proposal, sexual advance or somehow accused of bringing shame to their families.

After the attack they are left struggling with medical bills and a life tottered by that disability which has made their life a burden for them.

India also faced this issue like Pakistan does but after legislation, even if the culprit is sentenced for his deed, this can do no good for the survivors. Indian judiciary has found a solution for this.

Now, India’s Supreme Court is taking landmark steps to make things easier for recovering survivors. Last week, the court ordered all hospitals to treat acid attack victims for free, including food, medicine, and reconstructive surgeries, the Times of India reported.

It also decreed that state governments must pay victims a minimum compensation of 300,000 rupees, or approximately $4,800. “We find that amount will not be burdensome” to state governments, the justices wrote in their decision. But it could mean a lot to individual victims in a country where the median per capita income is barely over $600 per year.

Acid attacks are carried out in many countries and by people of diverse religions, according to the British-based Acid Survivors Trust International. But they are most common in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.

The Indian government alone officially documented 309 acid attacks last year, although activists say the number could be far higher. The figures will be same or near to India in Pakistan as well in this matter but we have not seen any steps taken by government on rehabilitation of acid attack survivors. Only a few NGOs are working to bring those miserable women back to their life and give them a way for new start.

Later on we can see what results are brought from Indian Supreme Court’s decision, but we are sure this order will give many women a new life with a new face.


Time tells about 100 influential people from the world

Malala is honored to be enlisted the 
most influential for the second time and the only Pakistani. This raged the Anti-Malala group a lot and they criticized 'Time' on social media for being biased.
The time magazine use to introduce the most influential people around the globe in its special edition and good news for Pakistan is the youngest Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai is also enlisted.

Bradley Cooper and Kanye West have landed on this years’ Time 100 list, and each is featured on one of five Time magazine covers.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Misty Copeland, and Jorge Ramos also have their own covers.

The magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world is now in its twelfth year.

An essay by a prominent public figure is written for each honoree, and this year's pairings include Richard Linklater by Ethan Hawke, Christopher Nolan by Michael Caine, Ina Garten by Taylor Swift, Marie Kondo by Jamie Lee Curtis, Elizabeth Warren by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama by Joe Klein.

While Narendra Modi by Barack Obama. The issue had more than half number of women in it and it’s very interesting to read people from four categories that is Titans, Pioneers, Leaders, Icons and Artists. 

Others on the list include German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Chanda Kochhar, North Korea's Kim Jong-Un, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, New First Lady of Afghanistan and a labanese Christian Rula Ghani, pioneer or bring back our girls campaign Obiageli Ezekwesili, and Catholic pontiff Pope Francis along many more.

Fifty-one selectees were born outside the U.S., ranging from national leaders like Tunisia’s Beji Caid Essebsi to financiers like Brazilian multi-billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann to artists like the novelist Haruki Murakami.

It’s a large and diverse list, hailing from five continents. Malala who is the youngest Nobel Laureate, is honored to be included in this list for the second time. She is the only Pakistani in this list.

Source: Time.com


Apr 18, 2015

Pakistan going to get huge financial offerings from China

Pakistan needs a "huge amount of financing" for infrastructure and energy projects and China is ready to announce help when President Xi Jinping visits next week, a foreign ministry official said.

Islamabad has for decades been Beijing's closest ally in South Asia, and China - which is expanding its influence in the region - is a major trading partner and key supplier of military technology to Pakistan.

Chinese assistant foreign minister Liu Jianchao declined to offer details in a briefing to reporters ahead of Xi's two-day trip, which starts Monday, saying that the "specific figure" would be announced during the visit.

But he said a "huge amount of financing" was needed for projects in the transport, infrastructure and energy fields that are part of a China-Pakistan economic corridor initiative.

"China stands ready to provide financial support for Pakistan to be used on these projects," Liu said.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Xi would announce a $46 billion spending plan for infrastructure, with the largest share going for electricity generation.

Xi was originally scheduled to visit last September but Beijing cancelled the trip with Islamabad in the grip of major anti-government street protests.

China has been a key financial and military ally of Islamabad over the years and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif secured promises of $42 billion worth of investment when he went to Beijing in November last year.

The financial offerings may change the current situation of Pakistan if they are used properly and fairly. The government is all set to welcome the closes ally and want to tell the region that new “Economic Giant” is a friend of Pakistan and come over to help it.


'Batman V Superman' Full Trailer Leaks

The ever loving two super hero characters of Batman and Superman comes in one movie now. So we cannot find out who they’ll be fighting against. 

The last year Batman earned a good amount on box office. 

The first trailer for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has leaked and fans appear to be having mixed reactions on social media. Some said it bad, some had dark comments and some were just okay with it.

Warner bros gathered the Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in the upcoming film.

"Is it really surprising that the most powerful man in the world should be a figure of controversy?" a voice asks in the trailer, which has Portuguese subtitles and was slated to debut on Monday.

Henry Cavill's Clark Kent/Superman is seen in a slew of various shots as numerous voices ask questions about the caped hero.

A new and improved Batman, played by Ben Affleck, then appears in an armored Bat suit and confronts Superman.

"Tell me, do you bleed?" Batman asks Superman. "You will."

So we cannot figure out either as name depicts they are fighting against each other or there is some other bad man who is going to grab their attention. Till then wait…


Apr 16, 2015

Celebs Behind the camera fun in Dubai

Other than attending Hum TV Awards 2015, our celebs did many other things there in Dubai. Lets find out what kind of fun they had...

Ahmed and Family trying to fit in a Family Selfie Portrait......

Tell me truth, Who will be her best Mate???

Saba Qamar having Bday blast in Dubai with Chums...

Mommy missed Nooreh, adorable Nooreh in Dubai...

The gorgeous Urwa is tired of stalkers... Yeah we can see..

Look whom we bumped into Dubai.. Whatta Sday ...

So Anoushey rying to find out what is in Ahmed's screen...
Photos from Official Instagram accounts of Celebs...


Apr 15, 2015

Men walk in Skirt to raise their voices against violence on women

We have seen in past that “Walk a mile in Her Shoes” campaign launched in many countries to raise voices of men for women rights. A that kind of protest was witnessed recently in Turkey. 

Visitors to Istanbul’s famous Taksim Square this weekend witnessed an unlikely sight, dozens of men dressed in skirts - some in miniskirts and others in long flowery skirts more likely to have been borrowed from mothers or grandmothers.

That was not some fashion show but a protest. 

The men did this as a show of support for victimized women following the rape and murder of 20-year-old student Ozgecan Aslan two weeks ago.

The young woman’s slaying provoked a nationwide debate, with some conservatives citing “provocative dress” – such as short skirts – as one reason behind sexual assault. This is an old excuse of those who think a dress allows a man to rape someone which we have been hearing almost after every rape in the world.

This inspired calls on social media for a “skirt-wearing” march on Saturday, with scores of men pledging to participate. Despite a cold snap, it appears many made good on their promise. The men were joined by many women and children, who accompanied them on a march through Istanbul and showed solidarity.

They wanted to stop violence against women and protect women. The idea behind a skirt march is no doubt tremendous but it will take a long time to give women their rights.

They also become viral on social media.


Indian police’s pepper drowns are here to stop fractious protestors

It was reported by AFP that police in a northern Indian city said they have a new weapon for controlling violent protester. The world’s largest democracy is going to use pepper-spraying drones for stopping unruly protestors. Sounds bit offensive that after tear gas and water hoses, these drones would be more effective to disperse the crowd.

Yashasvi Yadav, police chief of Lucknow, said his officers have successfully test-flown the newly purchased drones with a view to better crowd control. “The results were brilliant. We have managed to work out how to use it to precisely target the mob in winds and congested areas,” Yadav told AFP.

“Pepper is non-lethal but very effective in mob control. We can spray from different heights to have maximum results,” he said.
The city’s police force has bought five drones, costing about 600,000 rupees ($9,600) each, with their introduction planned for later this month, he said. The drones look similar to ones who have camera attached to them.

The unmanned drones are equipped with high-resolution cameras. They can carry two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of pepper and fly within a one-kilometer radius of their operator.

Lucknow police have previously used drones for aerial surveillance including during religious festivals in the city. Protesting for rights is becoming a trend nowadays but most of the time times, those protests tend to violent ones.

The nation of 1.2 billion people sees daily peaceful protests on a range of issues, but also frequently violent ones that can escalate out of control.

We hope that Pakistan does not get inspiration from India, because they summer season is here and outages will bring people on streets against load shedding. These drones are not lethal but are harmful for sure.


Apr 14, 2015

Pakistan's silver screen celebs dazzling on HUM TV Awards

The recent most happening event in Pakistan showbiz industry was 3rd Servis Hum T.V Awards which took place in Dubai. Here we are giving you some glimpses from celebs Instagrams.
Take a look..
The beautiful Mansha Pansha having a moment

Newbie Hareem Farooq astound for her award and showing a "Bathroom selfie"

A photo posted by Hareem Farooq Fan (@hareemfarooq_fan) on
Adorable Sajjal Aly
The Two Khans having a special moment on stage
A photo posted by @stylespottingpakistan on
who looks better?
The uber stylish Saba Qamar with her Award
A photo posted by E Trends (@etrendsdotpk) on
Sanam Jung looking pretty in a nice outfit
A photo posted by @pakistani__celebrities on
Beauty in one frame
A photo posted by Sabina Ali (@sabinaaly) on
Urwa sizzles in a gown
Urwa and Farhan posing after Farhan's victory
Ahmed ALi butt while hosting
A photo posted by Lollywood Updates (@lollywood_updates) on
Ahmed with wife Amina on red carpet
A photo posted by Ahmad Ali (@ahmedalibutt) on


World’s best tennis doubles player is Sania Mirza, its official now

Sania Mirza remained among the best players of the world but now her childhood dream has come true and its official as well. She tweeted on Monday that she was “on top of the world” after she was officially crowned world no. 1 in the World Tennis Association ranking for women's doubles that was released on Monday.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led an outpouring of praise for Sania Mirza after she became the country's first tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in women's doubles.

"An excellent accomplishment (at) MirzaSania! Congrats on being World Number 1 in doubles," Modi wrote on Twitter page after Mirza won the Family Circle doubles title in Charleston on Sunday partnering Swiss great Martina Hingis.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi also congratulated Sania and applauded her commitment and determination. In her message, Gandhi said Mirza has made the entire nation proud. Not only people from Politics but Saina who is No. 1 badminton player declared recently, legend Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and many other people hailed her on social media and personally.

Sania felt out of this world and tweeted about her feeling. She also said thanks to those who didn’t believed in her abilities.


Apr 11, 2015

Parliament of Pakistan spurned to send troops in Yemen war

After a joint session Pakistan's lawmakers not to join the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen, adopting a resolution that calls on the warring parties in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country to resolve the conflict through peaceful dialogue.

After days of moot, Pakistani lawmakers unanimously voted in favor of a resolution, which states that "the parliament desires that Pakistan should maintain neutrality in the Yemen conflict so as to be able to play a proactive diplomatic role to end the crisis."

The predominantly Sunni Pakistan, which has a Shiite minority of its own and shares a long border with the Shiite powerhouse Iran, has been concerned about getting involved in Yemen's increasingly sectarian conflict and a Saudi-Iran proxy war in the region.

The conflict in Yemen pits the Saudi-led Sunni Gulf Arab coalition against Shiite rival Iran, which supports the rebels known as the Houthis and has provided humanitarian aid, though both Iran and the rebels deny it has armed them.

Pakistan's parliament resolution came a day after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Pakistan to discuss the conflict in Yemen with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other officials.

After the talks Iran is ready to facilitate peace talks that would lead to a broad-based government in Yemen. He also called for a cease-fire to allow for humanitarian assistance. "We need to work together in order to put an end to the crisis in Yemen," Zarif said.

Sharif attended the joint session of parliament Friday to indicate his approval.

If the conflict in Yemen becomes an all-out sectarian war, this will "have a critical fallout in the region, including in Pakistan," the resolution said.

The parliament also urged Muslim countries and the international community to intensify their efforts to promote peace in Yemen. It called on Pakistan's envoys to "initiate steps" before the U.N. Security Council "to bring about an immediate ceasefire in Yemen."

Even though the lawmakers opted to stay out of the conflict, the parliament also expressed its "unequivocal support" for Saudi Arabia, vowing that in case of any violation of its territorial integrity or any threat to the Muslim holiest places in the kingdom, Pakistan would "stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Saudi Arabia and its people."

The best suited decision from Pakistan’s Parliament paved way for dialogue between two warring states, and this could also prevented Pakistan itself from uprising Shiite Sunni conflict.


Afghanistan failed to protect women activists: report says

Recently lynching a woman in Kabul, outraged human rights activists around the world. It has been reported that women in Afghanistan has a miserable and tough life, especially from Taliban’s reign. This is not the only case, not women only but those activists who talk of women rights also suffer.

Despite laws aimed at safeguarding them, women's rights activists continue to face harassment and worse dangers in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday.

In May 2010, when Humira Saqib launched a magazine called Negah-e Zan, or Vision of Women, she knew she would face opposition. She never imagined she'd be forced to flee Afghanistan.

Almost immediately after publishing the inaugural issue, which included an article criticizing comments by a religious council in the northern province of Baghlan, Humira started receiving threatening phone calls and comments online, she said.

Then it got worse. Her 10-year-old daughter was stabbed by unidentified assailants in Kabul but survived. Humira was the target of an unsuccessful kidnapping attempt. She eventually moved with her family to Tajikistan, where they stayed for a year before returning to Afghanistan.

The international rights watchdog said the Afghan government "is failing in its obligations to protect them and to provide adequate remedy for the violations they experience." 

The report said majority of threats come from the Taliban and other armed opposition groups, but government officials, law enforcement authorities and local strongmen also committed abuses against women's activists or failed to punish perpetrators.

The group, which interviewed 50 women and their families nationwide, accused Afghanistan's U.S.-trained security forces of inaction and inattention in cases of harassment against women.

"The systemic failure of security and law enforcement agencies to respond to threats and investigate incidents of attacks reported by women human rights defenders is a human rights violation rooted in patriarchal traditions that normalize gender-based violence and render it acceptable," Amnesty said.

"I still speak out, but I'm much more cautious with what I say," Humira said. Women should hold officials to account by reporting all threats immediately, but she acknowledged that many don't out of fear of being stigmatized.

"Unfortunately, women often keep quiet and don't report the abuses and harassment until it's too late" she added.

An artist also recorded her protest against harassment by walking on the streets in an Iron jacket shaped in a women’s body but later on she also had to flee because of life threats.


Voice of cricket is silent, Richie Benaud dies at 84

The veteran cricketer and the legendary commentator Richie Benaud, died at the age of 84. He was described as the 'Godfather of cricket'.

He had been receiving radiation treatment for skin cancer since November when he was admitted to a Sydney hospice on Thursday. 

News of his death threw the cricket world and beyond into mourning as tributes flowed in to a man remembered for his wry sense of humor, expertise and for simply being a 'true gentleman'.
The iconic broadcaster passed away peacefully in his sleep overnight surrounded by his wife Daphne and family.

In recognition of his towering stature, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has offered his family a state funeral.

A veteran of 63 Test matches, Benaud played a pivotal role in the formation of World Series Cricket in the 1970s and was one of the world's most recognized commentators. 

In a broadcast career spanning more than five decades, he was instrumental in establishing one-day cricket on television.

Such was influence; his dry one-liners and impeccable delivery - including one simple word 'marvelous' - were adopted as part of the Australian lexicon. 

Australian Test captain Michael Clarke said Benaud was a gentleman who played cricket in the right spirit.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: 'I grew up listening to Richie Benaud's wonderful cricket commentary. Like all fans of the sport, I will miss him very much.' 

Cricket fans also paid tribute on social around the world and said it’s a dark day for cricket.


Samsung’s wearable devices getting bigger and better

If you were thinking that the display on Samsung's Gear S smart watch was too big for your wrist, then you may not be able to digest this. The race of wearable devices has begun by the time Apple introduced its Apple watch which is selling like hot dogs.

Samsung has reportedly filed a patent application that details a large flexible display which is designed to wrap around your wrist, according to Patently Mobile.

It is also learned from the patent sketches that users can unbend the device which would make the display size equivalent to that of the Galaxy Grand and can be used like how smart phones are normally used.

After the usage, it can be again slapped across the user's wrist.

We are yet to know whether this gadget will be available in near future or not be available at all for the consumers to purchase.

However, if at all this gadget comes out, it may be liked by some while may not be liked by some. Yet, we still feel that this is surely a great innovation by the company.

We are definitely waiting to hear from the company more about this patent.

Also, it is worth noting that the new Samsung patent filing regarding this wrist band smart phone was revealed recently by the U.S. Patent Office.

May be it’s worth waiting for.


Imran’s Power show and Asif Zardari’s conference, kept nation politically warmed up

It has been a politically busy day for Pakistan and people of Pakistan. The power show of PTI in Karachi and PPP’s Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s conference in Karachi kept people glued to their television screens.

Former President Asif Ali Zardari said that there is no real democracy in Pakistan because all political parties have their lot of rotten eggs.

While addressing the conference Mr. Zardari said that instead of banning any party and damaging democracy, they should clean their parties from those people who are creating negative impact on policies. He said that there is no way other than dialogue in order to keep democracy stable.

“We are happy that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the government reached an agreement and we hope that this government will complete its 5 years”, said Mr. Zardari.

Answering a question about his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, he said that Bilawal will enter the practical politics when his age and experience will mature.

Talking about Yemen conflict, Mr. Zardari said that it is impossible to keep away from this conflict so an All Parties Conference (ACP) should be called to discuss the strategy about Pakistan’s role in Yemen war.

On the other hand, speaking on the scuffle between PTI and MQM workers at Jinnah Ground, PTI Chairman Imran Khan said he did not want to think that MQM’s police was based on double-standards. “I hope these people were not in their control and I want the MQM to take strict police action against them. I don’t want what happened to repeat.”

Mr. Khan said this was a defining moment for MQM as people don’t want the politics of guns. “MQM needs to separate itself with people who believe in such a brand of politics”.

The PTI chairman termed an improvement in the security situation in Karachi as essential to economic growth. He further said that there needs to be a system of merit in Karachi and Pakistan. “The people of Karachi were concerned that they were not given jobs on the basis of merit”.

According to Imran Khan this and the coming year would be decisive for Pakistan as the judicial commission would ensure that the next elections would be free and fair. “The open hearing will show people what happened in the elections”.

“After the formation of judicial commission there will be real democracy in Pakistan. In the present system capable people cannot succeed. The judicial commission will be basis of Naya Pakistan,” Khan said.

Newly wedded Reham Khan also remained center of focus for all media and nation. Everybody was more excited to see Mrs. Khan standing by his husband’s side. While speaking briefly to reporters and in response to a question of not receiving the gold set by the MQM, she replied: “There is no bigger gift to be called the nation’s Bhabi (sister-in-law) and have a husband like Imran Khan”.

She also said to be with his husband and will return sooner to Karachi. She urged women to come out of homes and vote for the NA- 246 candidate Imran Ismail. No doubt she added more charm to the rally.


Be careful while using Charlie Hebdo covers, Turkish journalists may face jail

Recently the Charlie Hebdo insolent cover and the journalists killing had been a trending topic. People from worldwide expressed and gave their opinion on the issue.

The Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper says two of its journalists have been charged with “openly insulting the people’s religious values” for featuring French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s cover with the image of the Prophet Muhammad in their columns.

The pro-secular newspaper said that columnists Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Cetinkaya could be sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison if convicted.

Cumhuriyet had printed a selection of defiant cartoons and articles in a show of solidarity with Charlie Hebdo following the deadly attack on its offices on January 7.

The four-page pullout did not feature the controversial cover, but the two journalists had printed images of the cover as their column headers.

Prosecutors launched an investigation in January after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his government would not allow “insults to our Prophet.”


Twitter comes with New Re-Tweet with Comments feature now

Daily millions of twitteratits share and re-tweet posts but the characters are not always sufficient to express. Now if you want to re-tweet do it with a comment along to express more.

Micro-blogging site Twitter has launched a new feature,’re-tweet with comment', which lets users add a tweet to their own tweets, so users can say more about the original message.

According to TechCrunch, this new feature will allow users to add 116 characters of additional commentary to the existing 140-character limit for a quoted tweet.

Previously, twitter let users’ embedded quoted tweets by cutting-and-pasting its URL, but 're-tweet and comment' lets you do that by just pressing a button. Users, however, cannot embed the full re-tweet and comment.

Twitter had been testing this new feature since last summer with certain accounts. The company wanted to make re-tweets more imploring and visually pleasing on timelines.

The feature is only available on the iPhone app and for web platforms. It will soon be available on Android.


American Cop shot Black unarmed man, anger erupted in people

Recently a dramatic video that shows a white South Carolina police officer shooting a fleeing black man has led authorities to file a murder charge against the officer amid public outrage over a series of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of US law enforcement agents.

Protests erupted in South Carolina over the fatal shooting and being discriminatory towards the black citizens of America.

The video, provided to the dead man’s family and lawyer by an unidentified person, shows officer Michael Thomas Slager firing eight shots at the back of Walter Lamer Scott as Scott runs away. The 50-year-old man falls after the eighth shot, fired after a brief pause.

The shooting in comes amid an ongoing nationwide debate over issues of trust between law enforcement and minority communities.

The U.S. Justice Department also decided not to prosecute Wilson, who resigned in November. But the department faulted the city for racial bias and profiling in the police department and a profit-driven municipal court system, prompting several city officials to resign.

A White House task force has recommended a host of changes to the nation’s police policies, and President Obama sent Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to cities around the country to try to improve police relations with minority neighborhoods.

America is thought to be the country of multi ethnicities but the discriminatory behavior towards minorities is not lessening with the time, rather than the rage is increasing in people. This is not the first case, few months back a Muslim family was shot dead by their neighbor, and the case is still in court for the justice. Mostly Muslims and Black are under target. People of South Carolina protested against this incident.


Apr 9, 2015

Highest paid world leaders: Obama tops, Nawaz Sharif with zero salary

According to CNN.com using official data here is how world leaders' salaries stack up.
  1. United States President Barack Obama
  2. $400,000 (about Rs 4 crore)

  3. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
  4. $260,000 (about Rs 2.6 crore)

  5. German chancellor Angela Merkel
  6. $234,400 (about Rs 2.34 crore)

  7. South Africa President Jacob Zuma
  8. $223,500 (about Rs 2.23 crore)

  9. British Prime Minister David Cameron
    $214,800 (about Rs 2.14 crore)

  10. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
  11. $202,700 (about Rs 2.02 crore)

  12. French President Francois Hollande
  13. $194,300 (about Rs 1.94 crore)

  14. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
  15. $140,000 (about Rs 1.4 crore)

  16. Russian President Vladimir Putin
  17. $136,000 (about Rs 1.36 crore) 

  18. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
  19. $124,600 (about Rs 1.24 crore)

  20. President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff
  21. $120,000 (around Rs 1.20 crore)

  22. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
    $30,300 (Rs 30 lakh)

  23. Chinese President Xi Jinping
  24. $22,000 (about Rs 22 lakh)

  25. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
  26. $0 (taking no salary, working for free)


Starbucks increases higher education program reimbursement

Starbucks Coffee had a student tuition fee reimbursement program which after seeing it’s success has planned to expand it.

They just announced a commitment of up to $250 million to ensure that each of its U.S. employees, whether full or part-time, can go to four years of college and graduate without any tuition debt.

Originally, students starting out as freshmen and sophomores in Starbucks’ program were given a partial scholarship and need-based financial aid, while juniors and seniors received full tuition reimbursement for any out-of-pocket tuition costs. Upon graduation, employees do not have an obligation to stay with the coffee chain.

The Seattle-based company has already (since June) been offering tuition coverage but until now has limited it to juniors and seniors. Starbucks is now expanding the program so that all eligible part-time or full-time can apply for and complete all four years of a bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s generally well-regarded online degree program.

Under the expanded plan, all eligible Starbucks employees can apply to have all four years of their tuition covered by the company and ASU.

Starbucks spokesperson Laurel Harper says that some 2,000 Starbucks partners are already enrolled in the program, and that the expansion announced today means the company is going to invest up to $250 million or possibly more to help at least 25,000 partners graduate by 2025.

It is potentially a positive decision for both corporate culture and customer service. This would not only give employers a chance to move on while on the other hand the Starbucks could have educated staff whom they can utilize on their other fields of work as well. This scholarship program will benefit them.


Samsung S6 and S6 Edge is "Unbendable", company fights the Bendgate

A still from SquareTrade’s Galaxy S6 bend test.
Apple faced a lot of criticism because of the iPhone 6 Plus bend-gate last year; and companies like Samsung had deride the weakness of the phone by using their own devices to test durability.

It seems Karma has returned to bite Samsung and the company is struggling with a SquareTrade report where the latest Galaxy S6 Edge is seen bending under pressure. Undoubtedly an “Oops” moment for Galaxy Company or we may also way you sow what you seed.

Since the posting of the report, the South Korean Tech giant is receiving a lot of criticism and as a move to rubbish all the claims, Samsung has released a video demonstrating a three point bend test on both, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

The company has also posted on its official blogpost claiming that the tests conducted by SquareTrade was not fair as 110 pounds of pressure is a rarely occurring situation. The company said that it is confident that its devices won't bend in daily life situations. the key distinction was that the Galaxy S6 Edge’s unique curved screen also smashed under 110 pounds of pressure, whereas the iPhone 6 Plus’ didn’t.

With smart phone manufacturers adopting bigger screen sizes and super-slim profiles for their phones, bending devices have become a thing and major companies are struggling to create a balance of strength and beauty with their flagship devices.

Though the people on internet troll and buffoon the company’s weakness but on the contrary we may see better results in upcoming devices.


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