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'Razz is only my ex now'
In the last day of 2022, Break-up announcement appeared between the Bangladeshi star couple Sariful Razz and Pori Moni.  Recently, in a status on Social media pori said, "I will give details about the whole situation through a press conference." Pori said, Sariful Razz is now not only my ex, but also the father of my son. That is why I am not saying anything else publicly to respect the father of of my child. In a statement on Facebook, Pori Moni wrote, 'A girl can never take such a big decision as having a child if she is not serious about the relationship. I gave all efforts to sustain this relationship properly. But, I failed. Now, I can say that our relationship was survived only because of my efforts. Pori also wrote with a warning, "If he and his family try to do anything sick or harmful to me, I will be forced to take a tough decision. Rajya could not grow up with her parents. That's the main disappointing thing for me." Earlier on Friday midnight, Pori Mani wrote in a status, 'Happy thirty-first everyone! Today I put Raj out of my life and freed myself from a sick relationship. There is nothing more important in life than lead a peaceful life. Last year, Pori and Sariful Razz emotionally engaged in the movie shooting set of 'Gunin'.  Later, Pori announced her marriage and pregnancy in January this year after secretly getting married. Last year August 10, a baby boy came into the lap of Razz-Pori, named Shahem Muhammad Rajya.
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Preparations underway in J&K for G20 Summit
India has got the opportunity of hosting the G20 Summit in the year 2023. The Summit meetings will be held in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The theme of the G20 Summit is ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’. The Summit is being seen as a historic opportunity that could help in taking the culture, economy and sociology of Jammu and Kashmir to the global level. The Jammu and Kashmir government has also constituted a high-level committee to oversee the preparations for the G20 summit. The chairmanship of the 16-member committee has been given to the Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, in which the remaining 15 members of this 16-member high-level committee, formed under the chairmanship of Financial Commissioner (Additional Chief Secretary), Home Department, Rajkumar Goyal, include Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir Dilbagh Singh, IPS), Principal Secretary to Government for Jal Shakti Department Shalin Kabra (IAS) among others. The G20 countries include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, UK and the US. According to a government statement, the G20 members represent around 85 per cent of the global GDP, over 75 per cent of the global trade, and about two-thirds of the world population. The G20 was founded in 1999 after the Asian financial crisis as a forum for the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors to discuss global economic and financial issues. It was upgraded to the level of Heads of State/Government in the wake of the global economic and financial crisis of 2007, and, in 2009, was designated the “premier forum for international economic cooperation”. India holds the Presidency of the G20 from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023. The 43 Heads of Delegations — the largest ever in G20 — will be participating in the final Delhi Summit in September next year India’s special invitee guest countries are Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and UAE.
Amazon extends last year's job cuts to 18,000
The giant retailer said it had "hired rapidly" over the past few years. It also cited the "uncertain economy" as a reason for its latest round of job cuts. Giant retailer Amazon announced on Wednesday it was cutting 18,000 jobs, as part of a previously announced layoff wave. The company's Chief Executive Andy Jassy said in a public staff note that annual planning "has been more difficult given the uncertain economy and that we've hired rapidly over the last several years." The 18,000 layoffs include both the recent ones and the ones previously announced in November. They will mostly impact the company's e-commerce services such as Amazon Fresh and Amazon Go, as well as the human resources organizations. Amazon has over 1.5 million employees, making it the second largest private employer in the US, after Walmart. Biggest cuts in company history The cuts, rolling since November last year, are considered the biggest in the company since it launched in 1994. As many strong economies flirted with recession and battled unusually high inflation in 2022, several tech companies struggled to sustain their businesses. That contrasts a surge in revenues they achieved during the pandemic. The social media giant Meta, which runs Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, announced in November last year that it was laying off 13% of its workforce. However, the Reuters news agency suggested that Amazon's job cuts surpassed that of other tech giants, Meta included. Analysts see the cuts as the end of a so-called tech boom which has reigned over the last decade.
Serbia's special stamp to honour India's independence
Serbia's post office has released a special stamp to honour the 75th anniversary of India's Independence. In a tweet, Indian Embassy in Serbia stated that the special stamp was released in the presence of Serbian first Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic. Indian Embassy in Serbia noted that the presence of Ivica Dacic underlined the "close relationship" between two nations. Indian Embassy in Serbia tweeted, "Serbia Post released a special stamp today to honour the 75th Anniversary of our Independence #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav . Presence of the First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister of Serbia @MFASerbia underlined our close friendship @MEAIndia." It is pertinent to note here that the Indian government has launched the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative to mark 75 years of independence and the glorious history of the nation's people, culture and achievements. Notably, the official journey of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav began on March 12 which started a 75-week countdown to the 75th anniversary of independence and will end post a year on 15th August 2023. Serbia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a tweet also announced publishing a special stamp to honour the 75th anniversary of India's independence. Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic stressed that the two nations will mark 75 years of diplomatic relations in 2023. Serbia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted, "The Post Office of #Serbia released a special stamp today to honour the 75th Anniversary of #India's independence. DPM/FM #Dacic pointed out that next year Serbia and India celebrate 7[?]5 years of diplomatic relations, which are marked by traditional friendship." India and Serbia traditionally have "very good and friendly relations" based on close ties established when the Non-Aligned Movement was founded, Serbia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. It stated that both nations have similar views on many international issues and a mutual interest in strengthening the political dialogue and improving cooperation in policy areas. Bilateral economic cooperation between Serbia and India is currently carried out mostly through trade exchange, which is worth 216.56 million euros during 2021, with Serbian exports of 22.40 million euros and imports from India of 194.16 million euros, according to the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From January to May 2022, Serbia exported merchandise to India worth 8.21 million euros, and imports from India to Serbia totalled 107.71 million euros.