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It’s tough when your loved one is far away from you. You miss them a lot, but you can’t meet them. The schedules are too busy to manage time to surprise them every week. In a situation like this, how will you show your loved one that they mean the world to you? The only resort to make them feel special is by sending them gifts. It surely cannot substitute your presence, but it reminds your partner how much you miss them, and how valuable they are.
The gifts don’t need to be expensive. It’s the thought and love that you have invested while getting it for your partner. The loveliest gift could be a ticket to visit them, but we know that it is not the most affordable option. However, you can choose to send some tokens of love that you can easily customise according to your tastes and preferences.
Now when you have decided to send your loved one a gift, the real task of choosing the gift begins here. To help you make the right decision, here we have curated a list of love wrapped in gifts.
In the generation of 5G, distances are no more a hurdle for communication. The moment you miss someone, your smartphone is at the rescue. You can text, phone call or video call them. It has become so easy that the importance of handwritten letters has almost vanished. Writing a letter is very intimate and exclusive. It’s beautiful when you pen down your feelings for somebody. It brings tears of joy and pain. It is a keepsake that one can hold and cherish forever.
To write a letter is not a very difficult task, but it takes time and contemplation to express your feelings.
Flowers are one of the pleasing things on earth. You don’t need to look for a special occasion to send flowers to your loved one who is living miles away. They are a token of love and affection that will brighten up their day. Find out which flowers they like the most, and send them a bouquet with a special message wrapped around it. If you aren’t able to find out what their favourite flower is, go with red roses. Sending flowers has become very easy these days; many websites are providing such services.
NOTE: Make sure your BAE isn’t allergic to flowers you are going to send.
Memories keep you going when you are in a long-distance relationship. You scroll through the pictures of the times you were together and smile at those sweet memories. Making a DIY photobook can be a heartwarming gesture which will make you both nostalgic and happy. Every time you flip through the photographs, you will walk down the beautiful memory lane that you two created together.
You can buy a scrapbook or create one with loose sheets. Select some of your fondest memories, paste them in your scrapbook and write cute little captions below them. You can also convert this Photobook into a Table Calendar and put your craft to use.
If the photobook idea is not your thing, get a nice frame and place your favourite picture in it.
Your sweet presence is not there, but a cake can be a good idea. Sending cakes is an ongoing trend. Be it their birthday, your anniversary or an apology; a cake at midnight always wins the heart. These days you can send your bae their favourite cake with a click of a button. Thanks to websites like India Cakes that helps couples to surprise each other from miles away.
Getting customised merchandise for your loved is the best way of expressing your feelings to a person. One puts a lot of thought while choosing it; therefore, they are exclusive. From T-shirts to cushions, you can get everything customised. It will add a personal touch to the gift, and the concern you have put in will be evident.
Gift Vouchers and Coupons
If Bae doesn’t approve of your shopping choices, give them the liberty to shop for themselves and send them gift vouchers and coupons.
You can also give them a voucher for Spa or a day at Salon to relax. If you can’t be around, let them have a day pamper themselves.
If your loved one is fond of penning down her thoughts and ideas, a journal is a great idea. It will reflect that you respect them and their choices. Encouragement is the most significant gift that you can give to your loved one. You can buy a journal made of handmade papers or get one customised.
Giving a cool pair of headphones can be a thoughtful gift. Your significant other would use them every day and will remember you every time they use it. These headphones are going to be with them on a movie night, or while listening to their favourite music, and most importantly while talking to you. How amazing would it be to listen to your bae’s voice in HD?
For the eternal love…
In times of technology, it’s easier to bridge the gap between two souls who are madly in love with each other. These gifts are nothing but an instrument to let the spark ignited. Your loved one will feel your presence even in your absence, what else could be better than this?
High drama was witnessed in Kanpur Dehat for over an hour when a man, upset over his wife's alleged affair with a local man, climbed the tower with his children and threatened to commit suicide. The incident took place on Monday near Gandhi Nagar in Akbarpur, when the man threatened to commit suicide after throwing his kids down from a height of nearly 40-feet. Chaos prevailed around the area and the locals informed the police that rushed to the spot.
After about half-an-hour of convincing, the police managed to bring him and his children down. The man told the police that his wife's affair was going on with his neighbor. He had complained to the police, but no action was taken. Police said that as per the man, his wife had developed an illicit relationship with a man, living nearby their house. "As per the man, in his absence, his neighbor visited his house often. He said that he had reprimanded his neighbor many times, but to no avail," said the police.
The man had complained to the police, but no action was taken. | Pixabay
The man had also lodged a complaint with the police but no action was taken. On the other hand, Akbarpur police said that on the basis of the complaint, action for breach of peace has been taken against the neighbor accused of luring his wife. Circle officer (CO) Akbarpur Arun Kumar said that the police are trying to sort out the issue. "Whatever action is appropriate will be taken," the official added. (IANS/SP)
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The US forces continued their bombardment of buildings and institutions in Syria's northeastern Hasakah province, as part of their alleged manhunt of Islamic State (IS) fugitives, state news agency SANA reported. The US forces are shelling buildings and public institutions on Tuesday in the vicinity of the Sina'a prison in the Gweiran neighborhood in Hasakah "on the pretext of hunting down IS militants who fled the prison," said SANA.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has slammed the US airstrikes as civilian casualties have been reported. | Wikimedia Commons
The shelling came in tandem with waves of raids by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to homes in the surrounding areas, rounding up many civilians and taking them to unknown locations, the state news agency added. On January 20, IS inmates inside the Sina'a prison, which is controlled by the SDF, started a riot that was coordinated with IS militants from outside, who detonated the prison's gates with two booby-trapped vehicles, succeeding to free some prisoners.
The incident triggered clashes between IS and the SDF as well as US airstrikes on the areas, where the IS fugitives could have sought shelter in, Xinhua news agency reported. The clashes and airstrikes are still ongoing as the SDF has so far failed to contain the situation and storm the prison. The Syrian Foreign Ministry has slammed the US airstrikes as civilian casualties have been reported. Hasakah province is largely controlled by the US-backed SDF, while certain areas, particularly in the city of Qamishli, are still under the control of the Syrian government. (IANS/ MBI)
(Keywords: US forces, shelling, bombarding, syria, islamic state, civilian casualties, qamishli, tandem, syrian democratic forces)
The circulating avian influenza outbreaks, including in India, do not seem to pose the 'high' risk but surveillance and biosecurity measures are necessary to reduce spillover risk between poultry and wild birds, a UN-backed scientific task force said. Throughout the past autumn and current winter in the northern hemisphere, multiple avian influenza outbreaks, caused predominantly by the H5N1 HPAI virus, plus other subtypes, including H5N8, have occurred in India, the UK, the Netherlands and Israel with the ever recorded mortality of the Svalbard barnacle geese in Solway Coast.
The Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds, co-convened by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), on Monday recommended that surveillance and biosecurity measures are reinforced to reduce spillover risk between poultry and wild birds. The Task Force has convened and produced recommendations and guidance for authorities and managers of countries affected or at risk. Wild birds, including globally threatened species, are victims of HPAI viruses causing avian influenza. Affected sites also include areas of international relevance for conservation such as protected wetlands.
More than 2,400 migratory water birds died in the Pong wetlands in Himachal last year because of avian influenza. | Unsplash
It is essential that authorities with responsibility for animal health apply the One Health approach for communicating and addressing avian influenza. That means recognising the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment and acting with a coordinated and unified approach. The Task Force reminds authorities of their international obligations to ensure their response to the pathogenic virus does not include the culling of wild birds, nor actions that would cause damage to natural ecosystems, especially wetlands.
Ruth Cromie, who coordinated the work of the Task Force and the production of the statement, said: "Avian influenza represents a One Health issue threatening health across the board. The highly pathogenic viruses are still relatively new in wild birds and this winter's high levels of mortality remind us of their vulnerability and that working to promote healthy wildlife benefits us all." H5N1 is currently the avian influenza lineage most found in Africa and Eurasia in both poultry and wild birds. The wide range of wild birds affected include wildfowl, waders, gulls, cranes, grebes, herons, pelicans, gamebirds, corvids and raptors (diurnal and nocturnal), in addition to sporadic cases in mammals such as red fox (Vulpes vulpes), Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) and harbor Phoca vitulina and grey seal Halichoerus grypus.
Consider occupational exposure, e.g. those working on poultry culling operations. | Unsplash
In terms of human health, the currently circulating H5N1 HPAI viruses do not seem to pose the same zoonotic risk as the 'original' Asian lineage H5N1 (clade 2.2 and their derivatives plus clade 184.108.40.206b H5N6 viruses currently in China). In general, the risk can be considered low, recognising that some agencies now consider occupational exposure, e.g. those working on poultry culling operations, as low or moderate. In India, several instances of bird flu were reported in 2021. More than 2,400 migratory water birds, and almost half of them being endangered bar-headed goose, died in the Pong wetlands in Himachal Pradesh last year and that avian influenza (H5N1) was the cause.
Besides the bar-headed goose, the other species that died were the shoveler, the river tern, the pochard and the common teal. An 11-year-old boy died at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi last year due to avian influenza, country's first fatality. India reported the first outbreak of avian influenza in 2006. RSPB Scotland is calling for an emergency local moratorium restricting shooting on the Solway for the rest of the wildfowling season. It calls for urgent action to reduce the devastating impacts of avian influenza. New statistics from the most recent counts show that the UK is this winter experiencing the worst outbreak of this deadly disease on record, with migratory geese which 'over winter' on the Solway being the hardest hit.
According to RSPB Scotland, the latest population counts of the Svalbard barnacle goose show a drop in numbers from 43,703 in November last year to 27,133 in this month's count. This represents a decline of 38 per cent in the Svalbard breeding population of this species from winter 2020-21. CMS Executive Secretary Amy Fraenkel said: "Through late 2021 and early 2022 there have been numerous outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, with severe impacts on migratory birds. "The CMS Secretariat responded by convening the Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds together with the FAO. We are pleased to share its advice and key recommendations for countries affected or at risk, and look forward to continuing our collaborative work to minimize risks to humans, poultry and wild populations of migratory birds." (IANS/SP)
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