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Dog lovers smiling! Controversial law withdrawn
After facing public ire, and judicial intervention through PIL against the controversial notification regarding pet licensing, the State government on Thursday submitted before the Karnataka High Court that the BBMP has withdrawn the notification. It informed the court that it has withdrawn the impugned notification regarding pet licensing after BBMP received requests from animal lovers and pet owners in the city. The state also submitted that the law will be re-examined after taking suggestions from all concerned.
In a first, tiger translocated from Madhya Pradesh to Odisha
Setting a record in wildlife conservation history, forest officers have successfully trans-located a tiger from Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia reserve forest in Odisha. The male tiger weighing 195 kg was captured in the National Park and then tranquilised before being transported to Satkosia tiger reserve in a specially designed cage. This was the first time in the history of wildlife conservation a big cat from a tiger reserve was successfully translocated to another state for reintroduction.
Andhra Pradesh tries to get Geographical Indication cover for its famous delicacies
Andhra Pradesh, which is trying to promote the native cuisine beyond the state boundaries on the lines of Hyderabadi biryani and haleem, is getting ready to apply for Geographical Indication (GI) tag for some of its prized delicacies to claim exclusivity. According to World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) a geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.
Watch out, wet wipes may trigger allergies
Imported and cheap wet wipes have chemical preservatives like methyl chloroisothiazoline and methylisothiazoline, according to random tests carried out in the Indian market by EcoWaste Coalition. These wet wipes were found to cause allergic reactions and rashes in sensitive skin when used regularly. There are cheap, unbranded and wet wipes sold loose which must be checked for these two chemicals. The wet wipes market in India has grown from 8 per cent in 2012 to 15.3 per cent in 2018.
With riot of colour, Virgil Abloh marks new era for Vuitton menswear
On an outdoor catwalk decked out in a riotous rainbow of colours, Louis Vuitton's new menswear designer Virgil Abloh unveiled his streetwear-infused take on the brand with his first collection on Thursday. Abloh, an American whose own label Off-White is known for its luxury urban creations such as branded hoodies, was appointed to the Vuitton job in March. A lurch towards streetwear looks - including the ubiquity of sneakers, which all top luxury brands are now embracing - has helped growth in the category.
Blue Ivy Literally Hid From Video of Beyoncé & Jay-Z in Bed
Blue Ivy is so over her embarrassing parents. More: Beyonc & Jay-Z Duped Us All on Tour With. Shit, this is not stopping; I have to cover my eyes and will it away. According to Billboard, the clip was part of a montage of home videos Bey and Jay played between songs. Take the good with the bad and slay all day - that's the Blue Ivy way.
A family of mountain climbers
In an admirable feat, Eastern Naval Commander S Karthikeyan from Vizag, along with his wife Lavanya and daughter Kaamya Karthikeyan recently scaled Mt. Describing the genesis of these family expeditions, 39-year-old Lavanya says, My husband has been mountaineering for a long time. Later on however, I started enjoying it without even realising it, states Lavanya, adding, Expeditions keep me young at heart. Karthikeyan adds, Scaling Mt Elbrus with the family was a happy moment which I was able to treasure.
Keep the spark alive
It's easy to focus on the unhappy aspects of a relationship, but what it needs to keep the romance alive is accepting your partner as he/she is. Even a work-travel separation was unbearable, and seemed like he was going away for years and not just three-four days. I'd pick him up from the airport, flushed with the prettiness of love and salon-washed hair!. He would throw an expensive bra out of the window if it was inconveniently drying 'in his face'.
A 'black' feast to celebrate Kaala
The Kaala buzz may have died down everywhere else. The drama is still fresh at J Hind in GRT Grand, which is serving a degustation fondly named 'Semma Weightu' to celebrate the superstar. All the dishes, prepared using modern gastronomy techniques and featuring a touch of fusion, have names that allude to Rajini's most famous dialogues. The set meal kicks off with 'Vandutenu Sollu Amuse Bouche' - blackberry spheres served with black carrot konji shots.
Making the right moves!
The couple who met on the sets of Goliyon Ki Ras Leela Ram Leela have been dating for over five years. Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh who got engaged during their Maldives vacation are all set to have winter wedding on 10th November. Looks like Deepika's pal, Priyanka Chopra and her beau Nick Jonas are the newest couple in the glam industry. The rumoured couple has started following each other on social media and Priyanka even attend Nick's cousin's wedding recently.
New Friends and Old
Triple 8, its most recent offering, takes a hint from the latest additions to the city's dining list, and offers contemporary takes on Asian staples. For instance, the edamame dim sums that align themselves with Himalayan morels and black bean chilli to produce a warm, comforting starter. From the wok section, we wagered on the Five Spice Brain Tempura with a drop of spicy mayo. They are presented with kimchi on the side but it takes away from the distinct taste of goat brain.
Horses can read your face!
Forget dogs, horses can read humans too, a new study has claimed. Dogs are known to relate human facial expressions and voices to perceive human emotions, but little has been known as to whether horses can do the same. They also tested whether the familiarity between the horse and the person affected the horse's perception. In addition, the horses looked to the speaker 1.4 times longer in the incongruent condition than in the congruent condition when the person was familiar.
Bisexual relationship can break your heart, literally
Turns out, for men, being bisexual can be injurious to health. According to a study conducted by the New York University, bisexual men have a higher risk for heart disease compared with heterosexual men across several modifiable risk factors. Differences were analysed across four groups based on their sexual identities: gay men, bisexual men, heterosexual men who have sex with men, and heterosexual men.
Beer brewing since Iron Age
Swedes have been brewing beer since the Iron Age, a new study has claimed. The findings are from the 400-600s, making them one of the earliest evidence of beer brewing in Sweden, said researcher Mikael Larsson. These germinated grains found around a low-temperature oven indicate that they were used to become malt for brewing beer, said Larsson. Early traces of malt in connection with beer brewing had only been discovered in two other places in the Nordic region.
From London to Tokyo: new cultural center offers taste of Japan in UK
From bonsai trees to freshly made sushi, a cultural center in London hopes to offer a taste of all things Japanese. Japan House, which opens to the public on Friday, brings together food, art, design and technology from Japan, with items such as 100 pound ($135) handcrafted nail clippers, traditional tea cups and Japanese whisky on display.
Outrage after escaped lion shot dead in Belgium
A lion escaped its enclosure at a Belgian zoo on Thursday and was shot dead by police after attempts to sedate the animal failed, the zoo said, drawing sharp criticism from animal rights groups and politicians. The lion managed to free itself from its enclosure at Planckendael Zoo north of Brussels early on Thursday and visitors and staff were immediately evacuated or told to stay indoors.
The 'chai pi lo' meme is going global thanks to this Yale graduate
In a time when social media is flooded with content, it's hard to predict who might be the next viral sensation. Anything from movie trailers to cringe pop emerges as a trend thanks to memes shared all over the world. The latest meme to take the internet by storm is a video where a woman can be seen inviting people for a cup of tea.
Here's how wildlife-vehicle collisions can be prevented
Turns out, a few simple strategies and actions can prevent many wildlife-vehicle collisions. According to a study conducted by the University of Waterloo, many of the wildlife-vehicle collisions - some fatal - occurring each year could be prevented if authorities implemented a few, cost-effective strategies to minimise the occurrences. With ever-expanding infrastructure having a significant impact on wildlife and their habitat, many of the cost-effective measures that could help reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions are underdeveloped in Ontario.
Major flaw in 'Jurassic World' movies unveiled
A major flaw in the 'Jurassic World' film franchise has been caught by experts, and it is not something to be taken lightly. T-Rex is usually thought of as a fierce creature, baring its teeth, with tongue wildly stretching from its mouths like a giant and deranged lizards. The study revealed that the dinosaurs' tongues were probably rooted to the bottoms of their mouths in a manner akin to alligators.
Women with this have better sex
A new study has found women with a good sense of smell have a better sex life and more orgasms, according to a report by The Sun. Researchers say sense of smell has a direct link to good sex. The team came to this conclusion after conducting a study on 42 women and 28 men between the ages of 18 and 36.

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