Panaji: The Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, on Friday said the “Kashmir issue” is not easy to resolve and advocated a “long-term policy” for it.Mr. Parrikar was speaking at a State government-organised function on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s 126th birth anniversary on Friday. ‘Discussions are spoilers’ He also said discussions on sensitive issues should be minimal. “There are some things on which discussions should be minimal. These things need to be made to happen instead. Discussions can be spoilers. The media asked me about some issues today morning. I asked them: do you want this thing to happen, or do you want it to become news?”Open discussions, according to Mr. Parrikar, bring multiple opinions to the fore and may become a hindrance in decision-making: “If you want something to happen, don’t discuss it too much in the news. When there is a discussion, one person says one thing, while someone else says something else.”He also said he wasn’t accustomed to New Delhi and there was “a lot of pressure” on him there.‘Shivaji is my guru’Mr. Parrikar also said Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is his political guru. However, he said worshipping icons is not enough. “I imbibe [Shivaji’s] qualities only as much as I can. I have to learn from his qualities. There is no point merely worshipping.” He added, “It is important to imbibe at least some of [Dr. B.R.] Ambedkar’s qualities. We cannot imbibe everything. If you did, you would become Babasaheb [Ambedkar] yourself.”
Bigg Boss 11’s this weeks’s luxury budget task BB Lab is won by Vikas, Shilpa, Arshi and Luv. Post the winners’ announcement Vikas makes an issue out of Priyank saying ‘Guchipoo’ during the task when he was dressed in a bikini and was trying to make them laugh. Arshi told Priyank that Vikas is hurt because he and his mother call each other ‘Guchipoo’ and he made a vulgar joke out of it. Priyank explained it to Arshi that he loves and respects Vikas’ mother as his own. He talks to her about Vikas and said that if he is able to shout at Vikas, it’s his generosity. He further added that what Vikas has done for him, that’s either done by parents or a big brother. He even asked her to not talk about their conversation to Vikas. But Arshi being Arshi, went to Vikas and told him everything. This irked him more and he accused him of doing all this for footage. Housemates woke up to Duniya Re Duniya Very Good from Trimurti. Even after repeated warnings from Arshi, Akash continued to sleep during the daytime. Hiten blamed Arshi for his high-handed attitude. This didn’t go down well with Arshi, who said that when something happens, everyone enjoys it but later blames it on her, Akash or Hina.During the daytime, Bigg Boss asked Arshi to name one contestant who should be sent to prison. She took Akash’s name. The housemates are confused between Hiten, Priyank and Shilpa’s name for worst performer. Priyank volunteered, as he had never been to jail. Ultimately Akash, Priyank and Hiten are sent to kaal kothri. advertisementYesterday, Hina created quite an issue about Shilpa using tap water for cooking. She even blamed her for housemates falling ill. The allegations didn’t go down well with the Bhabi Ji Ghar Pe Hai actress, who quit kitchen duty and asked Hina to step in. Shilpa got emotional after her confrontation with Hina.Later, Bigg Boss introduced CP Plus task, where Arshi and two other housemates chosen by her could view some of the things said behind their back. Arshi selected Vikas and Hina. Arshi viewed a video clip where Hina, Luv, Benafsha and Priyank are talking about her clothes and in another clip she saw Puneesh and Akash plotting against her. She came out and confronted Hina and Puneesh on the same. Hina got to see what other housemates talked about her behind her back. She saw Shilpa mocking her during Rocky Jaiswal’s visit in the house and broke into tears. It will be interesting to see how Hina confront Shilpa after watching the CCTV footage in tonight’s episode.
HTC has called off its smartphone business in India but it continues to make phones for other markets. The Taiwan-based company is working on adding a new device to its U12 lineup aka the HTC U12 Life codenamed Imagine Life. The U12+ is said to be the souped down version of the HTC U12+ which launched only recently. Rumours suggest that the HTC U12 Life will go official very soon and will come with an affordable price tag. Before the launch, a pair of schematics of the U12 Life have been leaked online showing Google Pixel like dual tone design.The schematics of the U12 Life that have been leaked by Slashleaks reveal both front and rear panel design of the phone. On the back — as already said — the U12 Life will have a Google Pixel-like dual design. However, the schematics don’t really show if the phone will be made of two different material like the Pixel or will just come in two different colour or finish.The schematics further show that the HTC U12 Life will sport dual cameras on the rear panel aligned in a vertical fashion. The two cameras are seen separated by a flash. In the middle of the rear panel there’s the circular shaped fingerprint sensor just as the Pixel phones.On the front, the schematics show the HTC U12 Life with thick bezels and a tall display. The size of the screen, however, is still not known. But, looks like the display will come with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The top bezel is seen with an earpiece, some sensors and front camera. The bottom bezel, on the other hand, is left as it is.advertisementLast month, the complete specs of the HTC U12 Life was leaked. The U12 Life will borrow some specs from the flagship U12+. The phone is said to come with a 6-inch display with 1080 x 2160p resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expandable via a microSD card slot.The HTC U12 Life is tipped to come with two cameras on the rear panel and a single sensor on the front. On the back side, the HTC U12 Life is said to include a primary sensor of 16MP and a secondary sensor of 5MP. On the front, the HTC phone is expected to boast of a 13MP sensor paired with a selfie flash. The leaked specs show that the HTC phone will be backed by a 3,600mAh and offer a long last battery life — will mostly last for one full day.Well, it is important to note that the HTC U12 Life will not come to India. This is because the company has decided to wind up its smartphone business in India. Meaning, there will be no new HTC phone coming to the Indian market including the HTC U12+ and U12 Life.