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FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) 2014 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchang
Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileRak Unity Petroleum Company Plc sells and distributes a range of petroleum products in Nigeria and has business interests in storing oil, gas and kerosene. The company’s Bulk division sells petroleum products in bulk which includes premium motor spirits, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and lubricants. The Retail division sells petroleum products through a network of retail outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The Dump division sells petroleum products through dumpsites at customers’ premises. Lubricants are marketed in partnership with an international lube manufacturer. Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Madison Financial Services PLC (MFIN.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Madison Financial Services PLC (MFIN.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Madison Financial Services PLC (MFIN.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Madison Financial Services PLC (MFIN.zm) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileMadison Financial Services Plc is a financial services group in Zambia offering solutions for general insurance and life assurance products for personal and corporate clients in Zambia and Tanzania. The company operates in four segments: life assurance, non-life assurance, asset management and microfinance. Madison Financial Services offers a range of products; from life and term assurance to pension funds which include unitised, guaranteed, endowment and mortgage endowment options. Company subsidiaries offer a range of health insurance products, and personal, motor, household, commercial and business interruption insurance. Madison Financial Services also provides investment management services, as well as investment funds, unit trusts and brokering service. The microfinance division offers solutions for loans to small- and medium-sized companies and employees of public and private institutions. Madison Financial Services Plc was established in 1992 and is a subsidiary of Lawrence Sikutwa and Associates Limited. Madison Financial Services Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange
In last year’s championship, Scotland played some fantastic rugby, only to lose possession at vital moments. With so much hinging on Scotland’s forwards performance, it is vital that Rory Lawson at scrum-half and Dan Parks at fly-half use any possession they obtain wisely. If Parks can continue his inspirational performances from last year’s tournament and ensure territorial advantage for Scotland, they stand a far better chance of upsetting the odds.Should the forwards manage to match the French, and Parks keep Scotland in the right half, the onus will fall to the wider backs to find a way to take their opportunities, something they have not excelled at in recent years.Charged with that task is Nick De Luca, standing in for the injured Graeme Morrison in a forced change. Partnering De Luca in the centre is Joe Ansbro, earning his first appearance in the Six Nations. The duo faces a daunting task in stopping the advances of Perpignan centre Maxime Mermoz, and converted winger Aurelien Rougerie.Further wide, Max Evans replaces Sean Lamont on the wing, with Nikki Walker and Hugo Southwell completing the back three. If given the opportunity, the trio must grasp it for Scotland to steal a victory against a French side that are favourites despite coming under heavy criticism for recent performances. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A blog from Rugby World reader, David Bateman. What’s your view?Scotland commence their Six Nations campaign against France this weekend, hoping to overcome much favoured opposition and thereby win in Paris for the first time since 1999.For their quest, Scotland coach Andy Robinson has named a mostly familiar side, with some modest changes.Captain Alastair Kellock returns to lock, forcing a reorganisation of the pack, with Nathan Hines to blind-side flanker, Kelly Brown to number eight and Richie Vernon relegated to the bench. Richie Gray will feature alongside Kellock at lock.The Killer B’s back-row of Kelly Brown, John Barclay and Johnny Beattie, who emerged as a prominent force in last year’s Six Nations, will have to wait to be re-united, as Beattie lacks the match practice to feature in the squad at this stage, having missed the Autumn internationals with injury. The Scotland pack is at full strength, with the exception of Beattie’s omission.Although, they face a daunting task against the same pack that sealed last year’s Six Nations. The inclusion of the tenacious Hines points to the need to match the French pack’s physicality, also shown by the choice of Kellock and Gray at lock, standing 6ft 9 and 6ft 10 respectively. Although they hold a distinct height advantage over the French locks Julien Pierre and Lionel Nallet, the line-out will still be a hotly contested affair. The scrum will be more one-sided in the French favour, unless Euan Murray is in first-rate form to aid Ross Ford and Allan Jacobsen cope against the more powerful French front row.Winning the battle of the forwards will be vital should Scotland hope to kick-start this Six Nations in better fashion than previous years. The Scots have not won their opening fixture since 2006, when they defeated the French 20-16 at Murrayfield. Andy Robinson has identified this problem, and organised a game against players from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Scottish club teams in an attempt to counteract Scotlands often slow start. It will be curious to see how France regroup after their 59-16 destruction by Australia in November. If they come into this match low on confidence, still licking their wounds from that defeat, this Scotland side has more than enough quality to inflict a similarly discouraging loss on them. Particularly the French forwards must be wary of a Scottish pack that goes to Paris ready for war.But, as is always the case with the French national rugby team, should they be in the right frame of mind, Scotland could suffer severe retaliation at the hands of a superior squad. It’s the beauty of the Six Nations opening game: no-one can really predict what is going to happen.
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Linda Reeves, Florida Catholic Media correspondentGrowing up in Upstate New York, Ann Kendrick, a popular sorority girl, went about life without a care in the world, busy with school and teen activities, but her life completely changed when her eyes were opened to a world outside her comfortable hometown and carefree lifestyle.“I was an arrogant 16-year-old and thought I was the best there was,” she confessed. “I won the opportunity to be part of an international exchange program. I thought I was going to France. I was all pumped up.”As it turns out, France was not on the travel agenda.The students visited Guatemala, a location without the museums, art, and lovely sites that the young girl expected to be part of her educational experience. Instead, the Central American destination was poor, barely living without clean drinking water, food, or a roof over their head.“I didn’t know poor people. I didn’t know poverty. I didn’t know oppression. The people were living in horrible conditions,” she said.“It was cultural awareness. I came home, and I didn’t go back to being a society girl. It is amazing what God does for you.”Fast ForwardGod has been working in Sister Ann Kendrick’s life ever since her life-changing experience. This year, she celebrates 55 years as a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, and she marks 50 years of ministry serving the poor and immigrant communities in Central Florida.“I have been blessed,” said Sister Kendrick about her life’s work. “These are God’s good, noble, holy people.”Looking BackReturning from Guatemala, Sister Kendrick was transformed. After completing high school, she left Syracuse in New York, where she grew up. “I decided I wanted to go to a Catholic women’s college,” she said.Trinity University, one of the most rigorous Catholic women’s colleges in America, accepted her. The institute, located in Washington D.C., was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1897 to make higher education reachable for women denied admission to men’s colleges during that time.It was at Trinity when the Lord began calling her to religious life and where she met the Notre Dame sisters.Sister Kendrick studied Spanish and psychology but learned much more. “The sisters believed in women,” said Sister Kendrick. “They taught us to be strong women. I was inspired.”Sister Kendrick, 77, this year, was in her early 20’s when she joined the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to begin her vocation. Founded in 1804 by St. Julie Billiart, the congregation started as a teaching order for the education of young girls.Today, the congregation continues to carry on in the footsteps of their foundress teaching in areas of the world and expanding ministry. The religious help street children, AIDS orphans, homeless, poor, abandoned, and immigrants.The congregation was a perfect fit for Sister Kendrick coming from a household of educators. Her father James Kendrick was a teacher and high school principal. Her mother, Ellen, taught science for 45 years in Syracuse public schools, where she also was a guidance counselor and truant officer.In 1971, Sister Kendrick’s early ministry path suddenly took her from the classrooms on a different course. Most Rev. William Donald Borders, the first bishop of the Diocese of Orlando, extended an invitation to her and her sisters to visit Florida.Long-Sleeve Relief DriveSister Kendrick and Sister Catherine Mary Gorman took the bishop’s offer. After arriving in Orlando, Bishop Borders gave them a whirlwind tour of areas not on the tourist brochures.They visited the small rural town of Apopka with dirt roads. They saw the area’s farms and groves and tiny businesses. They toured the migrant labor camps with wooden barracks, where the workers lived.What was Bishop Borders up to? He presented the idea of starting a migrant apostolate in Florida.The sisters were hooked. “We told the bishop that we would come and start something,” Sister Kendrick recalled. “We told him that we didn’t want a job description. We said that we needed to talk to the people and find out what they needed and wanted.”The bishop offered the religious sisters a house in Winter Park Pines 20 miles from Apopka. “We knew we needed to live and work in the same place. We found a place to live in the black community in Apopka,” said Sister Kendrick.There were no integrated neighborhoods at the time in the area with a large population of African Americans, Latino, and Haitians. The sisters didn’t know how they would be accepted by the community or if they would be welcomed.The early ministry team consisted of Sisters Kendrick and three other sisters, Sister Gorman and Sisters Gail Grimes and Anne Parry.The sisters ditched their black habits, rolled up their sleeves, and went to work. They purchased white nurse’s uniforms from the local general store. “They may have been waitress uniforms,” said Sister Kendrick. “We didn’t want to wear the habits and intimidate or scare people,” she said about the new attire.The religious sisters hoped to gain the trust of the residents. Strangers in town, they made little progress, but then, they met a local angel, Henry Louis Kellom, a citrus worker, who “took them under his wing,” said Sister Kendrick.“We told him we were four white sisters in town. He shook our hands and then, said, ‘four sisters and one black brother.’”It was a match made in heaven.The new friendship opened the door to conversations with others in the community shining a light on critical needs in the underserved area.With broad-based community support, grant money, and the help of the Diocese of Orlando, a much-needed farmworker health clinic was established in 1973 providing basic medical needs. Then came other projects, which the sisters were involved, keeping them busy and the ministry alive.For example, the Office for Farmworker Ministry provides tutoring, mentoring, family counseling, and immigration services. Homes in Partnership make low-cost housing possible. Community Trust Federal Credit Union helps families receive credit and loans. The Farmworkers Association of Florida addresses social, economic, and health issues.“We didn’t do anything,” said Sister Kendrick. “We helped the people. We were all in it together.”Apopka has grown and developed over the years. Today it is Orange County’s second-largest city with nearly 50,000 residents.Sister Kendrick, who came five decades ago, when she was a young sister following the Lord where he called, remained, never going back to her comfortable roots. Today, she calls Apopka home.When asked about any particular initiative that she is most happy with, Sister Kendrick talked about Hope CommUnity Center established to empower immigrants and the working poor through education, advocacy, and spiritual growth. She highlighted the center’s service-learning program aimed at volunteers.”The program invites students from around the country to come see us, live with immigrant families, work in the fields. That is how we learn. That is how minds are changed,” said the Notre Dame sister, just as she went to Guatemala in her youth to see and learn and was changed.“These folks are beautiful, generous, hospitable, and have a beautiful spirit. They honor the earth and love human beings. They are my catechesis,” said Sister Kendrick, who has lived out her calling sowing seeds of hope and faith in the farm fields of Central Florida, but also growing in faith through the people she has ministered to and witnessed living the true Christian life. “I have been blessed,” she said. TAGSapopkaFlorida Catholic NewspaperFlorida Farmworkers AssociationhistoryHope CommUnity CenterSister Ann Kendrick Previous articleApopka Area Chamber sets Legislative Agenda for 2021Next articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur pose for a photo during a farmworkers fundraiser in Maitland. 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structural Engineer: Apartments Photographs Photographs: Jürg Zimmermann Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 11538 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960442/am-chatzebach-housing-development-baumberger-and-stegmeier Clipboard Project Director:Anouk SchepensProject Architects:Corinne Späni, Marta Shtipkova-MichaelSite Managers:Daniel Sigrist, Phillip TürichTimber Engineer:Pirmin Jung Schweiz AGNmp Engineers:Böni Gebäudetechnik AGStructural Physics:Pirmin Jung Schweiz AGCity:MuriCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jürg ZimmermannRecommended ProductsSystems / Prefabricated PanelsSwisspearlPerforated & Engraved PanelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. The local monastery in Muri is the community’s definitive characteristic, from where the roads, paths and building structures radiate into the landscape. Like the existing 19th-century houses and the auxiliary buildings around the monastery, the houses along Williweg are conceived as “houses with gardens”. Their mutual proximity creates the impression of an overall body along the street that recalls the volumetrics of the elongated monastery and strengthens the orientation of the street leading to the monastery.Save this picture!© Jürg ZimmermannThe buildings’ placement is staggered, creating narrow interstices that allow views into the gardens. Unlike the strict street façade, the three-storey apartment buildings have a permeable arbour layer on the garden side. Two-storey garden houses complement the housing offer and form a transition to the adjoining neighbourhood of single-family homes. Apart from one three-storey building, all have two levels. This enables natural lighting for the apartments on three sides and aspects towards both the garden and the arrival courtyards along Williweg.Save this picture!© Jürg ZimmermannSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Jürg ZimmermannThe less private residential functions such as the kitchen, dining room and living room have a diagonal arrangement in the buildings situated directly along the street. The living-room figures in the houses that recede away from the street have a more linear arrangement.Save this picture!© Jürg ZimmermannSave this picture!© Jürg ZimmermannIn accordance with the project’s urban planning approach as stately homes that line the street, different façades are used at the transition to the garden and the access side. They use a dark green, wooden mantle and urban elegance in seeking a proximity to the garden. Save this picture!© Jürg ZimmermannProject gallerySee allShow lessCity Nature Challenge 2021EventVirtual World Tour | Mexico Edition – Enrique Norten & Gabriela CarrilloConferenceProject locationAddress:5630 Muri, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share electrical engineering: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960442/am-chatzebach-housing-development-baumberger-and-stegmeier Clipboard Marquart Elektroplanung + Beratung Lead Architects: Peter Baumberger, Karin Stegmeier Architects: Baumberger & Stegmeier, Stücheli Pestalozzi Schiratzki Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Year: Am Chatzebach Housing Development / Baumberger & Stegmeier + Stücheli Pestalozzi Schiratzki ArchitektenSave this projectSaveAm Chatzebach Housing Development / Baumberger & Stegmeier + Stücheli Pestalozzi Schiratzki Architekten Projects 2019 ArchDaily Am Chatzebach Housing Development / Baumberger & Stegmeier + Stücheli Pestalozzi Schiratzki Architekten Henauer Gugler AG Manufacturers: BWB, Bega, IGP Powder Coatings, Schenker Storen, Crea Beton, Impra, LINEA, Schuco, Thymos, Trutmann + Co, UFA Save this picture!© Jürg Zimmermann+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyApartments•Muri, Switzerland “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBaumberger & StegmeierOfficeFollowStücheli Pestalozzi Schiratzki ArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookMuriSwitzerlandPublished on April 21, 2021Cite: “Am Chatzebach Housing Development / Baumberger & Stegmeier + Stücheli Pestalozzi Schiratzki Architekten” 21 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
SHARE By Gary Truitt – Aug 14, 2012 Those intervals range from 18 to 45 days before harvest, depending on the insecticide. Soybean plants begin to senesce or “shut down” once they reach the R5 growth stage, so insecticide applications are not enhancing yields at that point, Krupke said. “We don’t have any mite-specific data to go on, but for soybean aphids we have not seen yield benefits when treating at or beyond R5, regardless of pest pressure,” he said. “There is nothing to be gained by wiping out insects feeding on what is essentially dying foliage – it’s not contributing anything to yield at this stage, anyway.” Krupke and Purdue Extension entomologist John Obermeyer put together a table of common soybean insecticides, rate and formulation information and the pre-harvest application restrictions for the latest issue of the Purdue Pest and Crop Newsletter at https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/pestcrop/2012/issue20/index.html#late An early soybean harvest is fast approaching amid the worst drought in decades, making it that much more important for growers to pay attention to restrictions on use of insecticides as plants near maturity. Even though soybean growers still are seeing spider mites and aphid emergence, a Purdue Extension entomologist warned against applying insecticides past the R5, or beginning seed, growth stage. “Whether it’s due to spider mite damage or in combination with the drought and heat, maybe soybean fields are stressed this season and will likely see an early harvest,” Christian Krupkesaid. “Keep in mind that although active spider mite populations, or even bean leaf beetle leaf or pod feeding, might still be found, all insecticides have a pre-harvest interval that is stated on the label.” Facebook Twitter Previous articleLieutenant Governor Candidates Prepare to Debate Ag IssuesNext articleFarmers Day at Indiana State Fair Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter By Jennifer Stewart SHARE Insecticide Restrictions Important As Soybeans Mature Home News Feed Insecticide Restrictions Important As Soybeans Mature
Top StoriesFollowing Death Of Adv SK Dhingra Within SC Premises, SCAORA Demands Proper Medical Emergency Facilities; Seeks Inquiry Into Negligence Nilashish Chaudhary9 July 2020 6:38 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association (SCAORA) has passed a Resolution seeking time-bound enquiry into the allegations of medical negligence on the premises of Supreme Court which led to the death of 80 year old lawyer, SK Dhingra. Taking note of the developments from July 8, when Mr. Dhingra suffered a cardiac arrest in his chambers and succumbed to the same after…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association (SCAORA) has passed a Resolution seeking time-bound enquiry into the allegations of medical negligence on the premises of Supreme Court which led to the death of 80 year old lawyer, SK Dhingra. Taking note of the developments from July 8, when Mr. Dhingra suffered a cardiac arrest in his chambers and succumbed to the same after the government dispensary within the Court premises was unable to provide him with medication or send him a doctor, SCAORA states that this is “an utter failure of the Supreme Court administration and security.” Subsequent to a meeting of the Executive Committee, on July 9, a demand has been made to competent authorities to ensure penal action against concerned officers who are found to be erring, as per findings of the enquire. “SCAORA calls upon the competent authority to immediately hold a time-bound enquiry against the concerned officers in the Supreme Court administration, the Supreme Court security and the government dispensary within the Supreme Court premises, and to take strict penal action, including prosecution for criminal negligence and dismissal from service, against the erring officers.” SCAORA has further expressed concern that the Supreme Court premises lack a well-equipped medical emergency facility and has demanded for the same to be set up at the earliest. Averring to the circumstances leading to the death of Mr Dhingra, SCAORA has demanded that a Standard Operating Procedure be put in place and that security be sensitized to deal with situations involving medical emergencies. “SCAORA notes that the Supreme Court does not even have a state-of art Emergency Medical Facility within its premises for the benefit of the Advocates. SCOARA demands that such Facility be set up and a Standard Operative Procedure be laid down immediately so that no person passes away within the Supreme Court premises awaiting basic medical treatment. SCAORA further demands that the Supreme Court security be directed to be of assistance during an emergency medical situation within the Supreme Court premises.” 80 year old lawyer, Mr SK Dhingra, passed away on the July 8, after suffering from a cardiac arrest within the Supreme Court premises. It is alleged that he was unable to avail any kind of medical assistance from the government dispensary situated within the premises as it did not have required medicines, or even a doctor present. Mr Dhingra was in his chambers within the Supreme Court premises, where he suffered a cardiac arrest. His clerk immediately called the Supreme Court Dispensary, but was informed that no doctor was available there. The Clerk also called Mr. Dhingra’s daughter, advocate Shefali Mitra, who rushed to Court. On her way, she repeatedly dialed the Emergency clinic asking for a doctor to be sent to his chamber immediately, or provide the patient with Sorbitrate, the medication used as an emergency drug when there’s a heart related issue. But no such relief was available as the clinic was unequipped to meet her requests. Upon reaching Supreme Court, she tried to enter the premises from Gate B, which was the nearest gate on her route, but was not allowed to do so by the guards on duty since that Gate is a designated ‘Exit’ gate, not meant for entry of cars. Despite apprising security of the emergency, they were not persuaded to break protocol and asked her to drive in through the other gate. The said other gate is a bend away with a traffic signal on the way, which usually experiences a great deal of traffic. Mitra got off the car and walked in through gate B while her husband took the car around the busy road to enter from the other gate. Upon reaching the chambers, she noticed that the ambulance which is usually parked outside was not there. The driver had parked the ambulance at another place, she was informed. Her efforts to contact the driver also went in vain, as he would not answer multiple calls made to him. Now, while there is no access to an ambulance, the staff at the dispensary informed Mitra that in the absence of required medication or a doctor within the premises, Mr Dhingra would need to be shifted to the nearest medical facility. There are no available means to do so, and no stretcher around. While some lawyers and clerks looked on from a distance, one advocate tried to help Mitra put her father in a wheelchair and put him into the car. However, Mr Dhingra suffered a third stroke and passed away before he could be put in the car. The advocate who practiced for over 50 years, died on the premises of the country’s highest Court, without any form of medical assistance being available to him for almost an hour. His death raises grave concerns on the preparedness of the Top Court to handle medical emergencies, and the lack of sensitization of the staff deployed in the Court premises. Despite nominal infrastructure being in place, the lack of emergency medical services and administration of the Supreme Court must bear the responsibility of Mr. Dhingra’s passing.Click Here To Download Resolution[Read Resolution] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story