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To come back in power, BJP has to build Ram Mandir: Hindu priest threatens to withdraw support

06 Jun,2018 Politics

NEW DELHI: There seems to be no end to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s troubles. On one hand, the Opposition is gaining footage with every passing poll, on the other hand, some of the party’s supporting organisations are pressing on the issue of Ram Mandir.

“If they (BJP) want to come in power again (in 2019) then they have to build the Ram Temple, else we will start a movement and make sure they are defeated,” Mahant Paramhans Das, a priest in Uttar Pradesh’s Chawani Temple told ANI.

Das’ was reacting to Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi statement.

Naqvi had earlier claimed that development will be the only issue for BJP in 2019 elections, further adding that Hindutva and Ram Mandir are not the primary issues for the saffron party.

“Today our government has made development as the mood of the nation. We have made development, a people’s movement. Prime Minister Modi has become ‘Vikas Nayak’ for the people of the country,” the minister said.

Naqvi further added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been the “biggest victim of political intolerance” and from Gujarat to Delhi “political conspiracies” were hatched against him by “frustrated forces” who have been defeated by the people of the country.

The Hindu Yuva Vahini, a youth wing formed by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, also reportedly threatened to cut off contact with BJP if building the Ram Mandir ceases to be one of the primary issues.

They added that the recent defeat in by-elections is due to the party’s slow move over the construction of Ram Mandir.

Clean India: Government launches sanitary pads at only Rs 2.50

06 Jun,2018 Business

Bringing yet another innovation in spreading cleanliness and hygiene, the government introduced sanitary pads that will be sold at Rs 2.50 on Monday, June 4. This is pad is also environment-friendly. Under the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi project, the pad will be sold all over the country.

Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh L Mandavia told reporters in New Delhi that these sanitary pads, called Oxo-biodegradable facility, will be available at 3,600 Drug Centers across the country. This center is spread across 33 States and Union Territories.

The minister said that the price of these pads has been kept low for better reach and usage. In the market where the available pads are generally priced at Rs 8 per unit, the cost of the four unit packs is Rs 10.

The minister also added that the pad will help women of poor classes to maintain their basic needs related to cleanliness. He also said that competition from the new cheap pad market will increase and other companies can also reduce their prices.

Bepannah 5 June 2018 Full Episode Written Update: Rajvir Finds Out About Zoya and Aditya’s Whereabouts

06 Jun,2018 Entertainment

In yesterday’s episode of Bepannah, Aditya starts to feel very thirsty while being in the jungle. Zoya finds a pond and helps Aditya drink water. On the other side, the bankers reach Zosh Company and order to seal it. The employees plead for being given some more time but the bankers are reluctant in accepting their requests and further seal the company.
Aditya finds a phone booth and makes a call to Arjun. A police officer happens to stand beside Arjun while he attends the call thinking that it is Aditya who had called. Aditya also, very smartly, talks in Sheikh’s tone, tells his location in code language and easily fools the police officer while Arjun knows that it is Aditya on the line. Arjun cracks the code and comes to know that Aditya was in Badlapur. Rajvir tracks Aditya’s and Arjun’s phone call and is also able to know Aditya’s location. Aditya and Zoya find a tea stall and buy something to eat. Arjun is trying to get out of his house in order to reach Zoya and Aditya but the police don’t allow him to leave.
Zoya and Aditya see a car coming their way. Zoya assumes that it was Arjun’s car but Aditya tells him that it wasn’t Arjun and they both realise it is Rajvir. Zoya and Aditya again start running away and enter the jungle. While trying to find a place to hide Zoya’s foot gets stuck in a trap that is usually placed for animal hunting. Aditya helps Zoya to get out of it and further carries Zoya in his arms and continues to run.
Zoya and Aditya reach a place which looked busy as people could be seen around. They find a house where they could see no one and so they decide to go there to hide. Rajvir reaches the same place and orders the police to look everywhere for Aditya and Zoya.

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How To Stay Friends After Divorce — And Keep Your Family Together

How To Stay Friends After Divorce — And Keep Your Family Together

06 Jun,2018 Lifestyle

Written by a child of divorce, who witnessed true friendship after divorce first-hand.

For my parents, the spark went out after 18 years of marriage. But just because they’re not “together” doesn’t mean they can never be together in the same room. Sure, my parents get on each other’s nerves on occasion, but they still consider themselves friends at the end of the day.

Over the years, I’ve seen what makes their friendship work (and what doesn’t). My divorced parents are just one example of a former couple who still gets along well — plenty of celebrity couples have also made a relationship with ex a real possibility after divorce.

As difficult as it may seem when ending a marriage, ​it is possible to divorce gracefully and carry on a friendship with an ex.

1. Give each other the space you need.

Since my parents are still close, they find themselves crossing paths fairly often. Still, with any friendship, there’s a limit to how much time they can spend together while staying sane. Everybody needs their space, after all.

With my parents, when an argument is about to happen or negative feelings are brewing, one of them will usually say “I’m leaving!” or “Get out!” This may seem harsh, but it’s much better than dragging out an argument and having them both get heated.

If one of them just leaves the situation for a while, they both have the space they need to cool down, and they return to what they were doing sooner than if they were both screaming at each other at the top of their lungs.

Ultimately, this arrangement allows both of my parents to keep their emotions (and blood pressures) at appropriate levels. Any former couple who still interacts regularly should prioritize their emotional well-being over their ego. Knowing when to walk away and give another person space is a necessary skill for any friendship.

2. Check in on each other, like any concerned friend would.

When one of my parents is sick, the other will drop everything to care for them when necessary. Even when one continues to say “I’m fine,” the other can tell when they’re not, and will force them to take the necessary steps to get well again.

Everyone would be lucky to have such a caring friend (or multiple) in their lives. Sometimes all we need is someone to check up on us, and I’m glad my parents can still fill that role for each other.

For couples in the midst of marital trouble, being able to support one another is respectable and admirable.

In October 2015, when Lamar Odom was found unconscious and transported to the hospital, Khloe Kardashian rushed to his side, despite separating from him two years prior. She even withdrew her divorce request, citing their need to focus on his recovery and solidifying her commitment to “be there supporting him every step of the way.”

Odom has since recovered, and the couple has since finalized their divorce, but that doesn’t change the fact that Kardashian was there for him when it mattered the most.

3. Do stuff together, like friends do.

I remember going away for one weekend and coming back to discover that my parents had eaten every meal together while I was gone. I was very pleased to hear this, because its just one more sign of them having a healthy friendship.

Spending time together is a hallmark of any friendship, and my parents have exemplified this. Over the years, favorite pastimes of theirs have included shopping together, golfing, and watching TV, all common activities for friends to be doing together.

Some former couples have even been known to work together after divorce. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are a great example of this. Since ending their 10-year marriage in 2014, Lopez and Anthony have released a single together and performed (and kissed!) at the 2016 Latin Grammy Awards.

Lopez explains her relationship with Anthony like this:

[Working with Anthony] actually kind of repaired certain parts of our relationship that had been fractured from our marriage and our divorce and it kind of made us friends again.”

Being able to redefine their relationship around a common interest instead of love and marriage has allowed Lopez and Anthony to thrive.

4. Help (and accept help from) one another.

Knowing when to ask for help is tough for some — especially my parents, who both pride themselves on being self-sufficient and independent. However, there are some times when they need to rely on each other.

My parents often consult each other on various matters, including how to fix certain things in the house, where to buy certain things to get the steepest discounts, and even how best to negotiate with car dealers.

Friends should be able to lean on each other for advice and assistance, and my parents are no strangers to this concept. They may not always want to hear each other’s opinions, but they both recognize that there’s no shame in asking for help from a trusted friend.

5. Remember you have a shared history.

Even before getting married, my parents dated and lived together for a number of years. They’ve been through a lot together, and the end of their marriage doesn’t mean they have to forget about all of the shared memories they have.

All these years later, they still reminisce about old apartments they’ve had, favorite restaurants that have since closed down, and other fond memories they have in common. They also keep each other posted on how old friends are doing, and they don’t shy away from bringing up embarrassing stories from their past.

Finally, they recognize and remember people they’ve lost over the years and other tough times they’ve been through.

Sharing such a long, memorable history brings people closer, no matter what type of relationship you may have with them. My parents’ relationship is stronger today because of what they’ve been through in the past and how they both recognize this today.

6. Don’t lose sight of the importance of family.

Luckily, the end of my parents’ marriage did not lead to the fracturing of our family. To this day, both sides of the family maintain close relationships and get together for holidays. Even though they’re no longer related through marriage, there’s no love lost between my mom, my dad, and their respective families.

Unfortunately, keeping the family intact is not always this effortless. Though Jon and Kate Gosselin divorced in 2009, they are still involved in legal battles related to their divorce and custody of their eight children.

Last August, the Gosselins’ then 13-year-old daughter Hannah refused to leave her father’s car and go back to Kate’s house — the three-hour ordeal continued until the police were called. Instead of honoring their custody agreement and presenting a united front to get Hannah to cooperate, both parents let their bitterness get the best of them, creating further division within the family.

Though there’s little hope for couples like the Gosselins to get along, divorced parents across the globe have shown that remaining friends after a divorce is possible if both parties are willing to do so. It may take extra effort, and it won’t always be easy, but it’s worth it to be able to divorce as friends and maintain the best family life possible.

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