Anyone who’s stepped out in public in urban India, and has bothered to look at people around, knows of some cardinal sins of the fashion world.While most of these sins are widely known, we find our beloved celebrities crossing the line sometimes to tread the unchartered territory. Yesteryear actress Rekha, for instance, was once spotted wearing sport shoes with a linen saree while stepping out of the airport in Mumbai. Now, we’re not saying that’s a fashion faux pas–whatever rocks her boat; to each her own–but it’s obviously jarring to see an icon like that do such a shoddy job of her public appearance, especially when she’s not seen making too many of late.Now, joining the club is critically acclaimed actress Taapsee Pannu, who recently wore a pair of white ankle socks with a pair of black, strappy sandals. Yup, for real.Why, Taapsee Pannu, why? Photo: Yogen ShahNow, we’re not saying Taapsee cannot do that; of course she can, they’re her feet. All we’re saying is that socks serve a purpose, a purpose that’s widely different from the purpose sandals serve. Sandals, especially dainty heels like that, are supposed to make one’s silhouette look more poised while showing off one’s pretty feet. Socks, on the other hand are either worn when trying to escape cold or for absorbing sweat when wearing shoes–in Taapsee’s case, we don’t think either is applicable.Taapsee Pannu promoting Judwaa 2 with co-stars Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez. Photo: Yogen Shah So, Taapsee, the question is simple–WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO A PERFECTLY CUTE OUTFIT?advertisement
OTTAWA – Canada and Saskatchewan seem headed to a legal showdown over whether the federal government can force provinces to impose a carbon tax.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last fall he wants every province and territory to have a $10 a tonne price on carbon in place by 2018, rising to $50 a tonne by 2022. Trudeau said if they didn’t do it themselves, he would do it for them.Saskatchewan Environment Minister Scott Moe told The Canadian Press on Thursday his province will never let that happen. A $50 a tonne carbon tax would amount to $2.5 billion in Saskatchewan, he said, and that’s a cost its export-based economy cannot bear.“We’ll use everything in our disposal to not have that cost imposed on industries here in the province of Saskatchewan and that may include going to a court of law,” he said.Eleven provinces and territories agreed to the carbon price plan in December, when they signed the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.Saskatchewan and Manitoba did not.Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told The Canadian Press this week negotiations with the two have continued.“We’re always having good discussions with them and, to be honest, they agree with most parts of the framework, so I’m optimistic,” she said.Manitoba is working on a carbon plan, but Premier Brian Pallister has said his priority is a better deal on health care. A spokesman for Pallister did not respond this week when asked whether Manitoba will sign the framework now.Moe said his government will cut emissions through innovation and technological advances in areas such as carbon capture and storage and renewable energy production.The federal government has never specified when in 2018 the price has to be in place or exactly how it intends to impose a carbon price in provinces which don’t do it on their own. A spokeswoman for McKenna said Thursday the federal backstop plan to impose a carbon tax on any jurisdiction without one will be ready in a few weeks.British Columbia and Alberta already have carbon taxes in place. Ontario and Quebec have cap-and-trade systems under which governments set a cap on emissions. Companies with lower emissions can sell credits to those with higher emissions.Both systems are designed to provide financial incentives to encourage people to find ways to cut their own emissions.Nova Scotia intends to create its own cap-and-trade system and the other three Atlantic provinces are now looking at whether or not to join it.-follow @mrabson on Twitter.
Bangladesh Awami general secretary Obaidul Quader. File PhotoAwami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said BNP has nothing other than complaining to foreigners after its failure in both the election and its movement, reports UNB.He also described the remarks of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir over the national election as ‘delirium of a failed politician’.Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, came up with the remarks while talking to reporters before a joint meeting of Awami League presidium members and the party’s different associate bodies at its Bangabandhu Avenue office.”They (BNP) couldn’t wage a movement over the last 10 years. We thank them as they joined the national election. But they utterly failed in the election, too,” he said.Quader further said, “What can be their (BNP’s) resort now as they have failed in its movement and the election? Now they’re complaining to foreigners and it’s their old habit.”He said the Awami League was more united during the 11th parliamentary election than in the past. “We achieved a massive victory as we could show a stronger unity through excellent coordination under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.”The Awami League general secretary said their president Sheikh Hasina’s strong stance against evil and communal forces also helped the party get an unforgettable victory in the election.The minister said their party will celebrate the victory through a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on 19 January.At the beginning of the meeting, one minute silence was observed paying homage to party former secretary general Syed Ashraful Islam.Four days after being elected an MP of the 11th parliament, Awami League presidium member and public administration minister Syed Ashraful Islam died of lung cancer at a hospital in Thailand on Thursday night at the age of 67.
79 youth in Kashmir Valley have joined various terror outfits during this year, a figure which is 30 per cent higher than that of the previous year, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.Replying to a written question by BJP member Lal Sinh Vadodia, Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said as per reports, 79 youths have joined militant ranks during 2015 (as on November 30) whereas 60 youths joined militant ranks during the corresponding period of 2014.There has been a growing concern within the security establishment about the sudden increase in disappearance of youths in Kashmir Valley this year and reports coming in suggest that they have joined various militant organisations, especially pro-Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen led by Burhan Wani.The minister informed the Upper House that the terrorist activities in the Jammu and Kashmir were regularly being monitored and reviewed at various levels. He said that the government has adopted various counter measures to neutralise these efforts and capabilities of militants to disturb peace in the state.Chaudhary said the government has also encouraged policies to mainstream the youth, including providing employment opportunities to wean them away from militancy.He said various steps have been initiated, including proactively taking suitable measures to safeguard the borders from cross-border terrorism and containing militancy.
Explore the Islands with Hawai‘i Tourism Canada Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group Tags: Hawaii, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Video Series, Videos TORONTO — In this new video series, Colin Wood, Account Director with Hawai‘i Tourism Canada, sits down with Travelweek to discuss tips for travellers to Hawaii, what brings Canadians to the Islands, and the most popular attractions for visitors.As Hawaii loves Canadians, Canadians love Hawaii. Experience a special relationship born from an appreciation of the welcoming Aloha Spirit. Home to the world’s most active volcanoes, the only royal palace in the U.S. and the welcoming aloha spirit—Hawaii is like no place on earth. Discover the glimmering ocean, emerald valleys and golden sands; get lost in the spiritual beauty of the hula and find out how the warmth of Hawaii’s people wonderfully complement the islands’ perfect temperatures.There are six major islands to visit in Hawaii: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the Island of Hawaii! Each has its own distinct personality, adventures, activities and sights. Explore the Islands of Aloha to find your own heavenly Hawaii experiences.Top 5 Attractions:Travelling To Hawaii:Let Hawaii Happen: Tuesday, January 22, 2019