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New Delhi: On the Bombay High Court’s stay on the order of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai prohibiting the sale of meat during the Jain festival of Paryurshana, the Supreme Court has declined to intervene in the matter on Thursday.
An apex court bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice Kurian Joseph, while refusing to entertain the plea by a trust, said that there should be a spirit of “tolerance and accommodation“.
The court allowed the petitioner Shree Tapagachiya Atma Kamal Labhdisuriswarji Gyanmandir Trust to go to the high court to raise all the contentions and plea for an early hearing.
The trust has challenged September 14, 2015, interim order of Bombay High Court.
With Inputs from IANS
The series decider for the Test series between England and India will now be played at Edgbaston from July 1 next year, said the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday. India is currently leading the series 2-1 before the fifth Test at Old Trafford was cancelled hours before the start due to concerns over COVID-19 outbreak in the tourists' camp.
"The fifth match of the LV= Insurance Test Series between England Men and India Men has been rescheduled and will now take place in July 2022. The match, which was due to take place last month at Emirates Old Trafford, was called off when India were unable to field a team due to fears of a further increase in the number of Covid-19 cases inside the camp," said an ECB statement.
"With India leading the series 2-1, the concluding fifth match will now take place from July 1, 2022, at Edgbaston, following an agreement between the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)," added the statement.
ECB also said that due to the rescheduled Test, the white-ball series between England and India will now start six days later than originally planned. The T20I series will begin on July 7 at Ageas Bowl with Edgbaston and Trent Bridge hosting the second and third matches respectively on July 9 and 10. It will be followed by the ODI series starting on July 12 at The Oval followed by Lord's and Old Trafford hosting the second and third ODI on July 14 and 17 respectively.
"Ticket holders do not have to take any action as all tickets will remain valid for the equivalent rearranged matchday at their host venue. Host venues will communicate the new fixture details to ticket purchasers and the options available to them, including the timeframe for requesting a refund if they are not able to attend the new match day," further said the statement.
"We are very pleased that we have reached an agreement with BCCI to creating a fitting end to what has been a brilliant series so far. I'm very grateful to all the venues involved for the cooperation they've shown in allowing us to reschedule this match. I'd also like to thank Cricket South Africa for their support and understanding to allow these changes to be possible," said Tom Harrison, the CEO of the ECB.
"We would like to apologise again to fans for the disruption and disappointment of September events. We know it was a day that so many had planned long in advance. We recognise that accommodating this extra match means a tighter schedule for the white ball series. We will continue to manage our players' welfare and workloads through next year while we also continue to seek the optimum schedule for fans, players and our partners across the game."
"I am delighted that the England-India Test series will now have its rightful conclusion. The four Test matches were riveting, and we needed a fitting finale. The BCCI recognizes and respects the traditional form of the game and is also mindful of its role and obligations towards fellow Board Members. In the last two months, both BCCI and the ECB have been engaged in discussions and our efforts were aimed at finding a suitable window. I thank the ECB for their understanding and patience in finding an amicable solution," said BCCI Secretary Jay Shah. (IANS/JB)
Keywords: India, Britain, BCCI, Test Match, Cricket.
The history of WhatsApp must be heard since it is unlike any other startup tale. WhatsApp was not created by college kids but rather by individuals in their thirties who were employed by a well-known company and had solid employment to fall back on. The WhatsApp application is known to all of us; to put it another way, it is almost impossible to find someone who owns a smartphone and does not use WhatsApp.
In recent years, WhatsApp has established itself as the standard smartphone application for real-time communication. Even though it has faced fierce competition, it has maintained its position as the market leader in terms of downloads. When Android devices first came into the market, it was obvious that android applications were available very scarcely. But, it was the perfect opportunity for developers and businessmen to try their luck by coming up with innovative ideas and goals, and this is where Brian Acton and Jan Koum come into the scene.
In recent years, WhatsApp has established itself as the standard smartphone application for real-time communication. | Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash
WhatsApp was created in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, who had previously worked together at Yahoo!. The company's origin started when they decided to quit their jobs to travel around the world. However, their money quickly began to dwindle, and they were forced to apply for a job at Facebook, which did not turn out as well as they had hoped. They were distraught, but this setback spurred them to go on a new life adventure - WhatsApp.
Jan Koum chose the name "WhatsApp" to make it seem like "What's up." When Koum purchased an iPhone in early 2009, he saw the possibility of operating the newly developed app via the Apple App Store. WhatsApp was initially intended to be used only for status updates. With the help of Apple's push-notification update, which reminded users about the installed apps that they haven't used, WhatsApp reminded users via notification when someone posted a new status update. Users, on the other hand, immediately embraced it as an instant messaging service. This sowed the seeds for what the app would become in the following years.
Jan Koum chose the name "WhatsApp" to make it seem like "What's up." | Pixabay
WhatsApp 2.0 was the first version of the application to include the messaging functionality, which has since been the service's distinguishing feature. As WhatsApp's popularity grew, it drew the attention of investors. WhatsApp was valued at $1.5 billion in February 2013. Aside from the venture capitals, several other parties were interested in investing at this time. Facebook saw this new messaging network as a possible competitor with its service.
In February 2014, Facebook announced its intention to purchase WhatsApp for an astounding $19 billion. This is Facebook's biggest purchase to date and one of the largest in technology history. Following Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014, the messaging app's growth accelerated. Every day, users of WhatsApp make over 2 billion minutes of voice and video chats and exchange around 65 million messages, according to a statement by Facebook. Although there are alternative messaging applications available on the worldwide market, WhatsApp is unquestionably the industry leader.
In February 2014, Facebook announced its intention to purchase WhatsApp for an astounding $19 billion. | Wikimedia Commons
WhatsApp is now used by more than 1.5 billion people in 180 countries. WhatsApp CEO Mark Zuckerberg is putting all he has into taking the service to a new level in the commercial sector. WhatsApp has almost replaced SMS, MMS, and other obsolete features. Since the pandemic, it has become an essential part of everyone's life as it is the only common source of communication among companies, educational institutions, friends, and family.
Both Koum and Acton took the risk of establishing a business that turned out to be a great success for them. The Whatsapp team chose to prioritize its users above earning money by not permitting advertisements. This is one of the primary reasons why Whatsapp is still widely used and adored by its users to this very day.
Keywords: zuckerberg, acquisition, leader, leader, application, service, messaging, facebook, whatsapp
By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
Since the first tea leaf was consumed in China thousands of years ago, people have been aware of the health benefits of drinking tea and how different types of tea can help treat different illnesses. Certain teas are good for fighting cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and cholesterol, while others aid in weight loss and improving metabolism, treating mental health disorders, preventing migraines, and improving sleep patterns. Ekta Jain, CMO, Octavius Tea, shares the benefits to our physical and mental health of specific types of tea leaves:
Black Leaf Teas
Often the best choice for breaking your fast in the morning, the aroma and boldness of black leaf teas is enough to kickstart your day by giving you the necessary amount of energy. Black Tea is produced as a labour of love, with days of intense plucking, sieving, and withering in order to preserve complex flavonoids and powerful antioxidants like catechins. These leaves contain more tannins than any other type of tea which soothes stomach aches and other bowel-related problems.
Often the best choice for breaking your fast in the morning, the aroma and boldness of black leaf teas is enough to kickstart your day. | Photo by Oleg Guijinsky on Unsplash
Green Leaf Teas
Much like Black Tea, Green Tea is also harvested from the Camellia Sinensis plant but is prepared differently by first steaming, then pan-frying and drying the leaves. The biggest benefit of opting for Green Tea over other tea leaves is that it's an extreme immunity-booster due to its high flavonoid components and minimal processing which preserves all the nutrients.
As a byproduct of its immunity-boosting trait, Green Tea is a great booster for the metabolism which is why it serves as a necessary addition to your diet. Combined with an exercise regimen, Green Tea can be an excellent weight-loss tool. Though it works best before exercise, it can be consumed anytime. In addition to its focus-enhancing features, it also provides excellent oral hygiene benefits due to its catechin content. As an adaptable beverage, green tea blends well with many different flavours such as lavender, citrus, chamomile, rose, and many others.
Much like Black Tea, Green Tea is also harvested from the Camellia Sinensis plant but is prepared differently by first steaming, then pan-frying and drying the leaves. | Photo by Rashid on Unsplash
White Leaf Tea
Minimally processed and low on caffeine, White Leaf Tea contains a lot of rich antioxidants which means it is great for boosting immunity. White Tea is very delicate and sweet-tasting because it is made with carefully handpicked silver buds and young leaves that offer a mild flavour. Because it is the least processed tea out of all, it can preserve almost all its nutrients and catechins, which prevent many chronic health issues, reduce inflammation and regulate your digestive system. Dieticians and fitness experts recommend White Tea a lot as it helps curb sweet cravings and has a low-calorie count making it perfect for a healthy weight loss.
White Tea is very delicate and sweet-tasting because it is made with carefully handpicked silver buds and young leaves that offer a mild flavour. | Photo by Jen P. on Unsplash
Unlike other teas, Herbal Teas are not made using the Camellia Sinensis plant but actually use other leaves, flowers, roots, seeds, spices, fruits, and berries. Most common herbal tea varieties include mint, chamomile, cranberry and ginger. This also means that, unlike other teas, Herbal Teas are completely caffeine-free and filled with a lot of good nutrients. The components used in Herbal Tea like dried roots, leaves and flowers are packed with antioxidants and offer excellent medicinal benefits like regulating digestive systems, managing stress levels and alleviating flu or cold symptoms. They can also be great for skin health and relieving chronic pain as they are anti-inflammatory and detoxifying in nature.
Herbal Teas are completely caffeine-free and filled with a lot of good nutrients. | Photo by Lisa Hobbs on Unsplash
Matcha Green Tea
Made with finely ground young Green Tea leaves, Matcha is very high in antioxidants and offers numerous health benefits for your body and brain. Experts believe that drinking a single cup of Matcha Green Tea is equivalent to the health benefits of drinking ten cups of regular Green Tea. It is great for boosting immunity and metabolism, weight loss and detoxification of the body and mind.
Matcha is very high in antioxidants and offers numerous health benefits for your body and brain. |Photo by Lex Sirikiat on Unsplash
Partial oxidation of tea leaves gives the unique Oolong Tea its fruity and floral taste. It is extremely rich in antioxidants due to the combination of the nutrients of Black and Green Teas. This rare tea also contains high amounts of vitamins, minerals and amino acids which have great health benefits, including boosting metabolism and increasing immunity to illnesses.
Partial oxidation of tea leaves gives the unique Oolong Tea its fruity and floral taste. | Pixabay
One should stay away from supplements or preservatives in "diet" teas, as none of their claims are backed by research. There are many different types of natural tea leaves, so it's important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of each type and choose the one that serves you best. There are many options and benefits to choosing from when it comes to tea leaves, whether you desire a cure for chronic disease, weight loss, or a good-tasting beverage. However, you can never really go wrong with natural tea leaves no matter what variety you choose!
(Article originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: antioxidants, antioxidants, herbal, herbal, benefits, health, leaves, leaves