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Donkeys Painted To Look Like Zebras For Safari-Themed Wedding Sparks Outrage Online

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It’s so painful to see animals being victims to the whims and fancies of humans. While animal cruelty is downright outrageous, there are several other cases where animals are abused for purely human interests. From little poodles being dressed like a girl and made to walk for viral videos to animal coats being painted in different colours, people can really go to bizarre lengths to amuse themselves at the cost of these poor creatures.

Recently, two donkeys were painted with black stripes to make them look like zebras for a safari-themed wedding in Spain. Pictures and videos of the donkeys have gone viral on Facebook and have sparked outrage.

According to sources, the donkeys were filmed by a concerned local who caught them plodding outside a bar.

 

The witness who posted the pictures on Facebook said that it was a “shameful and repulsive” treatment of animals for an “exotic and African touch”.

Many people came forward in criticism of the utter misconduct towards the animals. They suggested how a complaint should be lodged against the organisers of the event.

Reports reveal that the case was brought to the attention of the Agricultural and Commercial Office (OCA), as well as the Nature Protection Service of Spain. An investigation into the incident has been opened.

The ones who did this to the poor donkeys should be punished. Animals are not a subject for human amusement.

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Delta flight attendant praised for helping deaf teen

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In a heartwarming act of kindness from  a nice Delta flight attendant, a note handed to a 16-year-old passenger on board a plane has gone viral on social media.

Sometimes, all it takes is a little gesture to make someone’s day.

Case in point: A mother is praising a Delta flight attendant who took care of her daughter while she was flying by herself. The young girl is deaf, and the flight attendant wrote out a note explaining everything she would need to know for the flight.

Loretta Ober shared a photo of the note on her Twitter account, with the caption: “My daughter who is Deaf took a flight by herself! The attendant handed her this note on the plane! Delta makes it amazing!”

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The note reads, “Hi, good morning Ashley, my name is Janna and I will be your flight attendant on today’s flight to JFK.

“There are two buttons above your head; a yellow one that controls the reading light and a big grey one with a person on it that you can use to call me if you need anything. In the case of an emergency, the nearest exit is behind you.

“Those are our over-wing exits. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you need any assistance. Again, my name is Janna and welcome aboard our CRJ200 aircraft.”

Ober’s 16-year-old daughter, Ashley, was flying from Baltimore/Washington International Airport to Kennedy International in New York, WKYT reports.

In a statement to Fox News, a spokesman for Delta said, “We appreciate customers sharing their Delta moments with us, and applaud Janna’s thoughtfulness to help assist this first-time solo flyer.”

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P Chidambaram arrested in INX Media case after night of high drama

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Former Union home and finance minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation after a night of high-voltage drama that saw CBI officers climbing walls to enter Chidambaram’s home. Chidambaram was arrested in the INX Media case, in which he has been accused of wrongdoing, money laundering and misuing the post of finance minister.

Chidambaram was formally arrested at the CBI headquarters after being taken into custody from his Jor Bagh home. He will be produced before a special CBI court (Rouse Avenue) on Thursday, where the agency will seek his remand.

“Mr P Chidambaram has been arrested in connection with INX media case,” a senior official of the agency said.

A CBI spokesperson said he has been arrested on the basis of a warrant issued by a competent court.

After his arrest at his residence, the former minister was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where a medical examination was done, sources said.

Chidambaram has been kept in the suit No. 5 of the CBI Guest House on the ground floor of the agency headquarters, they said.

Earlier, Chidambaram, who had not been seen in public since Tuesday evening, made a dramatic appearance at a press conference at the Congress headquarters, and asked probe agencies to “respect” the law and wait till Friday when the Supreme Court is supposed to hear his interim bail plea.

Facing arrest after the Supreme Court refused immediate relief in the INX media case, Chidambaram put up a strong defence of himself and his family members, saying none of them have been accused of any offense by the probe agencies.

“I am aghast that I was accused of hiding from the law,” he said rejecting allegations that he was evading investigating agencies. He said he was working with his lawyers through the last night, preparing his papers or his bail application.

The CBI is investigating Chidambaram in the INX Media case, in which he is accused of wrongdoing and misusing the post of finance minister.

HIGH DRAMA

A cat-and-mouse game followed soon after Chidambaram appeared at the Congress headquarters at 8 pm on Wednesday. A CBI team followed him there only to find that Chidambaram had already left for home. The CBI followed him to his Jor Bagh home.

A team of CBI officers reached Chidambaram’s home and knocked at the main gate for a few minutes before scaling the boundary wall to enter the premises.

Soon, more CBI officers as well as sleuths from the Enforcement Directorate arrived at Chidambaram’s home. A contingent of the Delhi Police too arrived at location to maintain law and order.

Around an hour after the CBI first reached Chidambaram’s home, the CBI whisked him away and took him to the RML Hospital, likely for a medical check-up.

INX MEDIA CASE

The INX Media case is the same scam in which his son Karti was in jail for 23 days before being granted bail by the Delhi High Court.

The scam drew attention as other high profile accused in the same case are jailed – media entrepreneur Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani.

Both of them are in jail in connection with the murder of Sheena Bora, who was Indrani’s daughter from her previous marriage.

Karti’s arrest was made on the basis of a statement of Indrani — former Director of INX Media (P) Ltd — to ED, where she had said that the couple had acceded to Karti’s demand of $1 million for allegedly fixing the violations made in the FIPB clearance.

Indrani had on July 11 turned approver in the CBI case.

The names of the couple had cropped up in the case involving Rs 305 crore relating to Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval granted in 2007 for receipt of funds by INX Media.

Karti Chidambaram, elected MP from Shivaganga, Tamil Nadu, is on bail in the case granted by the Delhi High Court on March 23, 2018.

CBI had registered an FIR in the case on May 15, 2017 alleging irregularities in the FIPB clearance granted to the media group for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during P Chidambaram’s tenure as finance minister.

Thereafter, ED also lodged the money laundering case against the company’s founders, the Mukerjeas, and others under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Karti was arrested on February 28, 2018 by the CBI on his return from the United Kingdom.

He was granted interim protection from arrest in the money laundering by the Delhi High Court on March 9, 2018 which was later extended by the apex court on March 14, 2018 the relief which has been extended from time to time.

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Alia Bhatt pens emotional post for dad Mahesh on Sadak 2 Ooty schedule wrap

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Actress Alia Bhatt has wrapped up the Ooty schedule of Sadak 2 with a special note to her “not so old man” Mahesh Bhatt. Alia took to Instagram to share the update on the film through an image of herself with her father.

In the image, Alia is all smiles as she poses with her father for a selfie.

The actress posted special moments from Ooty with her fans and followers on social media. She shared how she is enjoying family time with a picture of herself with mother Soni Razdan and sister Shaheen Bhatt, and also the moment when she channelled her inner child as she posted an image of herself on a swing.

Mahesh had also shared a photograph of sisters Alia, Pooja Bhatt and Shaheen enjoying quality time together at the scenic holiday spot. They were in Ooty to shoot for Sadak 2, which marks the return of Mahesh Bhatt as director. The film is a sequel of the 1991 hit Sadak.

Sadak, a romantic thriller, featured Pooja and Sanjay Dutt and was one of the highest-grossing Hindi movies of 1991. The film also had a popular musical score.

The late Sadashiv Amrapurkar’s award-winning performance as Maharani won him fans, and his character is still considered one of the best screen villains in Bollywood. The film bore shades of the 1976 American movie, Taxi Driver.

Sadak 2 is scheduled to release on July 10 next year.

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