Gilani, Karzai for keeping relations persistent

8:20 am in World Politics by Newsviews

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Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and President Hamid Karzai, in a meeting held at Colombo Saarc Summit, agreed on mutual cooperation between the two countries.
Gilani said that his talks with the Hamid Karzia were productive and positive and both the countries agreed on keeping the relations persistent.
The barrage of blaming was likely halt after this meeting. Sources said that Pakistan had asked for evidences relating to the blame of its involvement in Kabul blast, but the Afghan government could not present any such evidence
Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Quraishi said that the meeting lasted over one hour in a cordial atmosphere.

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8:13 am in Your Views by Newsviews

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Fruit drinks lead to diabetes

2:22 pm in Health by Newsviews

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Sweetened fruit drinks are often marketed as a healthier alternative to non-diet soft drinks but are just as likely to cause weight gain and increase the risk of diabetes, researchers said.
The public should be made aware that these drinks are not a healthy alternative to soft drinks with regard to risk of type 2 diabetes, Health News reported.
Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, is closely linked to obesity and has become more common worldwide.
The findings came from a look at nearly 44,000 black women in the United States who were checked from 1995 through 2005.
Those who said they drank two or more non-diet soft drinks a day had a 24 percent increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes than those in the study who drank fewer than one regular soft drink per month, the research team said.
Women who drank two or more sweetened fruit drinks per day had a 31 percent increased risk compared to those who drank less than one such fruit drink a month. Diet soft drinks, grapefruit juice and orange juice were not linked to a higher diabetes risk, the researchers said.
While pure orange and grapefruit juices also contain sugars naturally, they may have a different metabolic effect or may be more likely to be consumed as part of a meal, the investigators said.
Soft drinks and sweetened juices are often consumed between meals and may lead to snacking, they said.
An earlier study involving thousands of white women also linked diabetes to both soft drinks and sweetened juices, the report said.
Another study found that eating fruits and vegetables seems to ward off type 2 diabetes, perhaps by preventing obesity or providing protective nutrients, including antioxidants.

Katrina, Bollywood’s golden girl

2:19 pm in Entertainment by Newsviews

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If Akshay Kumar has a slew of recent hits to boast of then touted as a lucky charm she is the golden girl of Bollywood. An actress who has had countless opportunities to celebrate for many more reasons than just her birthday.
“I feel blessed, I’ve done so many things in life, and I have so many wonderful experiences. I am really happy,” says Katrina.
Katrina has got all this year, series of hits, best of brands to endorse and now believe it or not she will now step into the shoes of Aishwarya Rai taking over as brand ambassador for a jewellery brand Ash used to endorse.
And it is not only the stones that the two women have in common, let us not forget that it was the Ash effect that caused the dust up at Katrina’s much talked about birthday bash the actress though remains unfazed by the talk surrounding it.
“The best attitude is to live and let live, try and see the light of these things. One shouldn’t give much importance to all these things. This phase will pass,” she says.
Now she is eagerly awaiting a new release or two and this time again she and Akshay aim to prove that their Singh will be King.
She’s got the brands, a solid track record at box office and a fanbase growing daily all we can say is with the stones or without this ones determined to dazzle.

Voice of India Ishmeet dies as he drowns in Male

2:16 pm in Entertainment by Newsviews

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The singing sensation Ishmeet Sigh from Ludhiana city on Tuesday left those many fans, friends, relatives and admirers with a lump in the throat after he drowned in the swimming pool of a beach resort near Male, the capital of the island country of Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
It was just a few months ago – eight to be precise – on a Gurpurab day (the birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev) Nov 24 last year that a simple-looking, soft spoken boy from a middle-class Ludhiana family became an icon for thousands of Punjabis and for the Sikh community. Just 18 years old then, Ishmeet Singh got millions of SMSes – lots of them coming from Punjab where Sikhs saw in him a new idol – to win the “Amul Star Voice of India” contest beating favourites Harshit Saxena and Toshi.
Such was the admiration for this young singer and his achievements that there was a virtual traffic jam outside his house here as a constant stream of friends, relatives and fans flocked to console the devastated family.
His mother Amritpal Kaur, who had recently shared the stage with him during another singing reality show on Star TV Tuesday remained glued to the news channel as the breaking news of her son’s death in Maldives was being shown.
The news of Ishmeet’s death had been broken to his father by the chief executive of the event management company Big Events Gurmit Makkar, who said the budding singer had died after drowning in the pool.
“I got a call from the event company official that he died. I don’t know anything else,” Ishmeet’s shocked father said.
In just a few months of being a celebrity, Ishmeet had rubbed shoulders with the likes of melody queens Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle, top singers Abhijeet, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy and several others.
“I am too shocked to say anything now. He had a great future in singing ahead of him. I had suggested to him that he should practise classical singing which he promised to do. He even came to my house once and sang a beautiful song,” the legendary Lata Mangeshkar said Tuesday night.
Ishmeet had entered the singing contest last year with high hopes and even gave up his studies midway to pursue a career in singing after he won the contest. He was a second year student in a local college.
Ishmeet was in this city last week with his family and had even performed at a local event. He left for Mumbai Monday en route to Maldives for a carnival event to be held Aug 1.
Till Wednesday morning, the family was getting sketchy details of his death and how his body would be brought back.
This bustling city had scores of people lined up outside his house even as they and the whole of Punjab tried to come to grips with the reality that he was no more.
The Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), which had honoured him earlier as a Sikh icon, said that Ishmeet had brought laurels to Punjab and the Sikhs.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal and former chief minister Amarinder Singh too condoled his death.