Articles worth reading

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.

News from Sports

RANKED: 25 Most Expensive Players in the World at the Moment; Messi & Ronaldo Ranked 4th & 24th

RANKED: 25 Most Expensive Players in the World at the Moment; Messi & Ronaldo Ranked 4th & 24th

06 Jun,2018 Sports

The CIES Football Observatory releases a monthly edition of estimated values of players from the top five footballing leagues around the world.

This month’s edition sees some major changes in their rankings, based on their algorithm for measuring a player’s performances.

Here are the 25 most expensive players in the world according to their research.

25. Marc-Andre ter Stegen – FC Barcelona

Barcelona’s German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is widely considered as one of the top goalkeepers in the world.

His current value as per CIES’ research is at an estimated €100.5 million.

24. Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid

Pretty sure many of you might not have expected this particular name of one of the greatest players in world football to appear at the 24th spot.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s estimated value according to this research by CIES is now around €103.4 million.

23. Lorenzo Insigne – SSC Napoli

26-year-old Napoli hitman Lorenzo Insigne has been instrumental in the Naples based club’s successes off late.

Currently, his market value stands at €104.2 million.

22. Gonzalo Higuain – Juventus

30-year-old Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain had a decent season for his Italian club Juventus. He scored a total of 21 goals and registered seven assists for them as Juve went on to claim the league title.

Higuain’s current market value stands at around €104.5 million.

21. Ederson Moraes – Manchester City

Manchester City’s Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson is widely being considered among the best goalkeepers in the world at the moment.

And now he has his market value to back up the face that he is improving every season. The Brazilian star is currently valued at €104.6 million.

20. Christian Eriksen – Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur’s Danish star Christian Eriksen has been instrumental for the North London club since his arrival.

He has led the Spurs to becoming a common name in the top four of the Premier League and could lead a title charge soon.

His current value stands at €106.2 million.

19. Samuel Umtiti – FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti recently signed a new contract with the Catalan giants, thus ending speculation about his future.

The French custodian is currently valued at around €111.5 million.

18. Luis Suarez – FC Barcelona

Another Barcelona star on the list, Luis Suarez takes the 18th spot in the value rankings. The Uruguayan forward has been a very important player for the Catalan club and as per this research, his is currently valued at around €120.4 million.

17. Eden Hazard – Chelsea

Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard was the shining star in Antonio Conte’s extremely difficult second season season in England.

The Belgian forward scored 17 goals and registered seven assists throughout the 2017-18 season which ended with FA Cup glory at Wembley against Manchester United.

27-year-old Hazard is currently valued at €124.7m.

16. Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City

Manchester City’s Brazilian youngster Gabriel Jesus was one of the standout performers from Pep Guardiola’s title winning squad this season.

Jesus scored 19 goals and provided three assists during the whole of last season for the Premier League champions.

He is currently valued at €140.3m.

15. Roberto Firmino – Liverpool

Liverpool’s 26-year-old Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino enjoyed his best season for the Reds since he arrived at the club.

In partnership with Mohamed Salah, Firmino bagged 28 goals for Liverpool across all competitions. With his rise in stature at Anfield, Firmino’s value has shot up to €142.6m in this latest update of CIES’ research.

14. Paul Pogba – Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was often criticised for his performances last season but the Frenchman did come up with some defining moments in the campaign.

The Frenchman played a total of 32 games in the last season. He came up with seven goals and 11 assists, quite a decent outlay for a player who was regularly deployed in a defensive midfield role.

Pogba is currently valued at around €144.9m.

13. Leroy Sane – Manchester City

Manchester City’s German youngster Leroy Sane was mercurial throughout the course of last season’s title run which saw Pep Guardiola’s team dominating England’s Premier League.

Sane came up with many brilliant performances for the Premier League champions. In the 40 appearances he made for Manchester City, Sane managed to score 14 goals and provide 17 assists.

He is currently valued at around €152.2m.

12. Philippe Coutinho – FC Barcelona

Brazilian superstar Philippe Coutinho played half of last season at Liverpool before moving to Barcelona in January.

During the whole of last season, the 25-year-old attacking midfielder made 44 appearances in club football, scoring 26 goals and providing 13 assists aggregate for Liverpool and Barcelona.

Coutinho is currently valued at €154.6m.

11. Raheem Sterling – Manchester City

Manchester City’s English midfielder Raheem Sterling continued to have a great impact on Pep Guardiola’s team. The pacy player came up with crucial goals on multiple occasions when City were finding things difficult.

He played a total of 39 games for Manchester City last season, scoring 23 goals and providing 12 assists in the process.

Sterling’s current market value is around €155.1m.

10. Romelu Lukaku – Manchester United

Manchester United’s Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku had a brilliant first season for Jose Mourinho’s side as he took over the responsibility of leading the line for the Red Devils.

In a total of 44 games Lukaku featured in for Mourinho’s team, the Belgian hitman came up with 26 goals.

He is currently valued at €163.4m.

9. Paulo Dybala – Juventus

Juventus superstar Paulo Dybala enjoyed one of his best seasons in Italy in the season gone by.

The 24-year-old Argentinian featured in 47 games for the Italian club in total, scoring 26 goals and providing five assists in what was quite a testing season for Juventus.

Courtesy of his contributions, Dybala’s current market value has shot up to €164.2m.

8. Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid’s French superstar Antoine Griezmann is one of the most sought after footballers on the planet today.

The 27-year-old forward had a brilliant 2017-18 season in which scored 29 goals and provided 13 assists as he led his Spanish side to Europa League glory.

Griezmann’s current market value is €164.5m.

7. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City

Easily one of the best players in the 2017-18 season, Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne dominated the Premier League and also came up with good contributions in the Champions League.

The 26-year-old played a total of 55 games this season, scoring 13 goals and assisting another 20. His performances caught the eyes of fans across the globe and even rival fans were left in awe of his excellence.

De Bruyne is valued at €167.2m at the moment!

6. Dele Alli – Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur’s English attacking midfielder Dele Alli continues to rise among the greats of world football with another impressive season.

The Englishman made 53 appearances for Spurs this season, scoring 14 goals and providing 14 assists to his teammates in what can be called as an all-round display by the 22-year-old.

His current market value stands at €171m.

5. Mohamed Salah – Liverpool

At the beginning of the season, no one expected Liverpool’s sensational superstar Mohamed Salah to be such a revelation.

Salah scored a total of 45 goals in 54 appearances in club competitions this season. He also came up with 14 assists as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds reached the Champions League final.

Based on his performance and CIES’s research, Salah’s current market value is €171.3m.

4. Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi had yet another amazing season in Spain. The Argentinian hero made a total of 47 appearances for the Catalan giants in the 2017-18 season, scoring a total of 44 goals and coming up with 14 assists to lead Barcelona to the Spanish league title.

Ranked fourth in this list, Lionel Messi’s current market value is €184.2m.

3. Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain’s 19-year-old French dynamite Kylian Mbappe had a brilliant 2017-18 season. Mbappe is currently the best youngster in world football without a shadow of a doubt.

In the 42 appearances he made in club football the season gone by, Mbappe scored 21 goals and provided 11 assists as he partnered with Neymar and Edinson Cavani as part of an explosive front three at PSG.

Mbappe’s current value is around €186.5m.

2. Neymar Jr – Paris Saint-Germain

Despite spending most of the second half of the club season out injured, Neymar’s season’s stats at PSG are nothing short of astonishing.

Before he got injured, Neymar featured in 28 games for the French giants in which he scored 27 goals and provided 16 assists. If he would not have been injured, who knows what records he could have broken?

As for valuation, Neymar is currently valued at around €195m.

1. Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur

Premier League’s goal machine Harry Kane tops the list as the most expensive player in world football at the moment as per his valuation.

The Englishman had quite an extraordinary 2017-18 season for Tottenham. Kane played a total of 50 games for the Lillywhites, scoring 43 and assisting four goals for his teammates.

His incredible stats have led to a huge increase in his value. Kane is now valued at €201.2m

Post Tags