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Will visit Bihar to take stock before announcing Assembly poll dates: CEC

With 72.9 million electors in the state, Bihar polls, Arora said, will perhaps be the largest election conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic till date.

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he number of polling stations has been increased by 40 per cent — from 65,000 to 1,00,000.Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra and Rajiv Kumar will soon visit Bihar to take stock of poll preparation on the ground before announcing the dates for Assembly election in the state.
Arora said this on Monday at an international webinar, in which poll management bodies from across the world shared their experiences of conducting elections amidst the pandem…

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Meet Anil Rai Mani – Fiji’s trailblazer into Bollywood

Fiji-born actor has even picked up a few awards in almost a decade in Bollywood

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It’s no secret Fijians love Bollywood – the stars, the movies, the glamour, fashion and not to mention the gossip and intrigue that goes with it all.
Be it Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Rekha, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Tabu, Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar or Madhuri Dixit – Fijians lap it up all with much fervour.
To date, quite a few movies have been made in Fiji as well, where the passion is there for acting and producing.
READ MORE:* India’s cinemas reopen to small audiences…

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All Blacks: What happened to other players compared to the great Jonah Lomu?

Some players who have been labelled as the next Jonah Lomu have thrived. Others have stumbled or fallen on hard times.

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All Blacks left wing Caleb Clarke wont be the last player to be heralded as the next Jonah Lomu.
Does that make it right? It depends. It certainly creates debate. Everyone is entitled to post their opinions on social media platforms or in the mainstream media, and when they start trending thats when the conversation goes next level.
All Black Ardie Savea was again playing without a mouthguard in last Sunday’s Bledisloe Cup test.
Look at what unfolded after Bledisloe II, when the All Blacks beat…

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Calls for a Covid ‘kava bubble’ as supply from Pacific to Australia dries up

With little of the homemade Pacific brew available in Australia, prices have skyrocketed, and there’s been a spike in seizures at the borderThe questions are asked…

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The questions are asked quietly, but urgently: Kava, do you have any? Do you know where to get any? Have you heard what they are paying for it in Sydney?
When Pasifika meet in Australia, it is often kava that dominates: now, it is the absence of it.
The traditional brew, made from the kava plant and central to so many of the Pacifics social interactions, is in vanishingly short supply, an unlikely, unhappy, corollary of Covid shutdowns.
And the shortage is harming businesses across the region.
Kava…

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