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Brunei Darussalam

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Brunei officially the State of Brunei, Abode of Peace Malay: Negara Brunei Darussalam, is a country located on the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea it is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, East Malaysia. Brunei, the remnant of a very powerful sultanate, regained its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984.
History The Sultanate of Brunei was very powerful from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century CE. Its realm covered the whole island of Borneo and the southwestern Philippines. European influence gradually brought an end to this regional power. Later, there was a brief war with Spain, in which Brunei was victorious. The decline of the Bruneian Empire culminated in the nineteenth century when Brunei lost much of its territory to the White Rajahs of Sarawak, resulting in its current small landmass and separation into two parts. Brunei was a British protectorate from 1888 to 1984.
There was a small rebellion against the monarchy during the 1960s, which was suppressed by the United Kingdom. This event became known as the Brunei Revolt and was partly responsible for the failure to create the North Borneo Federation. The rebellion also affected Brunei’s decision to opt out of the Malaysian Federation and was the first stage of the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation.
Economy  This small, wealthy economy is a mixture of foreign and domestic entrepreneurship, government regulation, welfare measures, and village tradition. Crude oil and natural gas production account for nearly half of its GDP. Substantial income from overseas investment supplements income from domestic production. The government provides for all medical services and subsidizes rice and housing. Brunei’s leaders are concerned that steadily increased integration in the world economy will undermine internal social cohesion although it became a more prominent player by serving as chairman for the 2000 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Stated plans for the future include upgrading the labour force, reducing unemployment, strengthening the banking and tourism sectors, and, in general, further widening the economic base. The national airline, Royal Brunei is trying to make Brunei a hub for international travel between Europe and Australia/New Zealand. It also has services to major Asian destinations.
Culture The culture of Brunei is predominantly Malay, with heavy influences from Hinduism and Islam, but is seen as more conservative than Malaysia. The sale and public consumption of alcohol is banned, with foreigners and non-Muslims allowed to bring in twelve cans of beer and two bottles of spirits every time they enter the country. After the introduction of prohibition in the early 1990s, all pubs and nightclubs were forced to close.

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, is the 29th of his line, which dates back to the fourteenth century.

Being the eldest son, he became Crown Prince in 1961 and ascended the Throne on 5th October 1967 following the voluntary abdication of his father, Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien.

His Majesty the Sultan was crowned on 1st August 1968 in pomp and pageantry befitting Brunei’s ancient customs and traditions.

  • Did you know Brunei Darussalam is wealthy then America.
  • His Majesty the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah is the wealthiest’s king (sultan) in world.

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Chocolate

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It originates from a Nahuatl word meaning “bitter water”) comprises a number of raw and processed foods that originate from the seed of the tropical cacao tree. It is a common ingredient in many kinds of confections such as chocolate bars, candy, ice cream, cookies, cakes, pies, chocolate mousse, and other desserts. It is one of the most popular and recognizable flavors in the world.
Chocolate was used by the Mesoamerican civilizations, using seeds of the Theobroma cacao tree, which was cultivated by many pre-Columbian civilizations such as the Maya and Aztec. The seeds were ground and mixed with water for use as a basic component in a variety of beverages, both sweet and bitter, which were reserved for only the highest noblemen and clerics. Chocolate is made from the fermented, roasted, and ground beans taken from the pod of the tropical cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, which was native to lowland tropical South America, Central America and Mexico, but is now cultivated throughout the tropics. The beans have an intensely flavoured bitter taste. The resulting products are known as “chocolate” or, in some parts of the world, cocoa.
Today, chocolate commonly refers to bars made from the combination of cocoa solids, fat, sugar and other ingredients, which has a melting point just below body temperature. It contains alkaloids such as theobromine and phenethylamine, and has numerous physiological effects on the body: it has been linked with seratonin levels in the brain, and in some animals it is even toxic.
Chocolate is often produced as small molded forms in the shape of squares, animals, people, or inanimate objects to celebrate festivals worldwide. For example, there are moulds of rabbits or eggs for Easter, coins for Hanukkah, Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus) for Christmas, and hearts for Valentine’s Day. Chocolate can also be made into drinks (called cocoa and hot chocolate), as originated by the Aztecs and the Mayas. In England, Samuel Pepys records in his diaries at least two entries relating to “jocolatte” as early as the 1660s.[1] Later, in 1689 Hans Sloane developed a milk chocolate drink in Jamaica initially used by apothecaries, but later sold by the Cadbury brothers.

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Rajeev Khandelwal

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Rajeev khandelwal

Beauty is truth and truth is beauty. Looking good and feeling great is the enduring ambition world wide. RAJEEV KHANDELWAL is person really amazing, surprising, dashing and very integrity human being.

—–Rajeev khandelwal personality, and marvelous actor in Indian television industry. This young star outstanding performance ONSCREEN TV set on fire , and he believe himself. Indian television industry most promising, hot looking, most handsome, outstanding performers and great actor today Rajeev khandelwal. HE proved herself. Rajeev amazing physique, dark most beautiful eyes, intensity.
Height—5.8 e.n
Weight—72 k.g
face—–charming,
skin—–fair, radiance skin.

Indian television best good looking and famous TV star Rajeev khandelwal
Rajeev khandelwal, known as Rajeev, is the great actor of Indian television industry. Rajeev khandelwal and still is the most beloved and inspiring personality among the youths.
——-Born at jaipur on 16 October, 1976. AND his Birth place Ahmedabad.
—–His father Army officer. his mother housewife. His two brothers total three.
His elder brother also Army officer Rajeev middle. His little, brother Rahul khandelwal.
—RAJEEV ELDER BROTHER AGE–35 YEAR
RAJEEV—–30 YEAR OLD
AND RAHUL is so young only 25 years old.
While a student of the s.t.u.r.n college, Ahmedabad.
He study and his sciences stream. HE completes his college degree 1997.
RAJEEV graduated with honours in chemistry.
Then he higher studies he also passed Software Engineers.
RAJEEV is not very good singer but also not bad.
HE Like most fav. and his hobby horse ridding, sports, games, campaign, lot adventurer, traveling, ect.

——-Rajeev joined his professional life and beginning his career.
His career starting he working and he doing many advertisements.
—–2003 he also oddtion Balajii Telefilms limted kahiin to hoga.
And he selects k.t.h main lead sujal.
Rajeev this character play and greatest best and magic’s his outstanding performances and he work hard.
He believes his own self. He creates of magic’s.
RAJEEV create of magic’s he play sujal this character great success.
RAJEEV Brilliant performers.
Million of fan like very much and loves Rajeev khandelwal.
And he star Indian television most handsome hot new star.
Rajeev play zee TV Time Bomb, sony TV deal ya no deal, c.i.d sab tv left right left.
This marvellous actor he try new expriment always.
He so young star is multi talent.
Rajeev khandelwal most choice actor in television.

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Pop superstar Britney Spears has been warned to stop drinking.

According to dailysnack.com, Spears has already been told that she might have done irreparable damage to her kidneys, liver and other organs.

Her counsellor John Sundahl had told her: “If you fall off the wagon, I don’t think you will live. If you don’t want to get sober for yourself, do it for your kids.”

He added: “She wants to stop. She’s changed her life in another direction where she doesn’t get drunk every night and pass out.”

But he admitted that he has not seen her for three weeks and is afraid that she will get back to her old habits.

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New Delhi: On Monday, India will complete 75 years of playing international Test cricket, a game that is almost a religion in this country of one billion and has simply overshadowed every other sport in passion and popularity.Led by the redoubtable Col CK Nayudu, an Indian team stepped on to the hallowed turf of Lord’s June 25, 1932 to face the then mighty England and was soundly beaten in the three-day Test series despite the heroics of pacemen Mohammad Nissar, Amar Singh and Jahangir Khan.From humble beginnings when cricket was still considered a game of the elite, cricket is today perhaps the only sport that can nearly bring the country to a halt – more so if India is winning! “It is quite a big moment for Indian cricket,” says former Indian skipper Bishen Singh Bedi of the anniversary. “I wish I could be on the field even this time.” Today, Indian cricketers also jostle for advertising and TV space with iconic film stars and on their shoulders ride millions of rupees in marketing spending across a slew of products ranging from motor vehicles to hair care formulas.It’s also a game that has seen the coffers of cricket boards of the other nine Test playing nations swell although the Indian board is the richest of them all.“I hope the boys are aware of the anniversary and make the England tour a memorable one. But I doubt if many players in the team are even aware of this,” Bedi told IANS.His concern is not misplaced. Even as Team India embarks on yet another England tour this weekend, not much has changed in terms of the country’s win-loss record since that historic day in 1932.India has thus far played 405 Tests but the country’s dismal record away from home remains a cause for worry. Of the 198 Tests India have played abroad, it has won only 28, lost 84 and drawn 86. Overall it’s been a paltry 90 wins and 131 losses.It was not until February 1968 that India won its first Test match and series away from home shores.Young captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi marshalled his resources well on the tour of New Zealand, also heralding the arrival of India’s spin wizards EAS Prasanna and Bedi. India went to beat New Zealand 3-1 in the four Test series.“In all these 75 years, there have been two outstanding players, Col CK Nayudu and Tiger Pataudi. I never saw Nayudu play but heard a lot about him as he is a legend in Indian cricket,” Bedi recalled with a touch of nostalgia.
“Tiger’s contribution to Indian cricket can never be forgotten. He never made us feel that we were from Punjab, Bengal or Maharashtra. For him it was always India.”

“Indian cricket has come of age. Now there is loads of money. But money can’t replace the talent,” Bedi said. “Having completed 75 years, the infrastructure needs more attention. The level of domestic cricket has also gone down.”

After admission into Test cricket, India had to wait until February 1952 for their first win, a victory by an innings and eight runs against England in Chennai, then Madras.

Over the years, the game has become a huge commercial success as marketing experts latched on to the tremendous recall value of the players to push their products.

“It is a great achievement on part of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) that once didn’t have any money at all and now is the richest cricket board in the world,” former India opener Chetan Chauhan said.

“Cricket has been streamlined and it has been commercialized, which has also led to the spread of the game,” he added.

However, there has been a flip side to commercialisation. Test cricket, though it still retains its charm for purists, has been relegated to a secondary status behind the limited overs version of the game.

Now, the introduction of Twenty-20 format at the international level could further erode the popularity of Test matches.

“One-dayers may bring in the moolah but its Test cricket that remains the real thing,” opined the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, who scored only one ODI hundred compared to 34 Test centuries, apart from becoming the world’s first batsman to score more than 10,000 Test runs. “It’s time to reflect on the past and learn the lessons.”

“Young players should strive to perform at the Test level before looking for success in the shorter version of the game. It’s not a good thing that the reality is the opposite,” Gavaskar, a member of the 1983 World Cup winning squad, told IANS.
“In all these 75 years, there have been two outstanding players, Col CK Nayudu and Tiger Pataudi. I never saw Nayudu play but heard a lot about him as he is a legend in Indian cricket,” Bedi recalled with a touch of nostalgia. “Tiger’s contribution to Indian cricket can never be forgotten. He never made us feel that we were from Punjab, Bengal or Maharashtra. For him it was always India.”“Indian cricket has come of age. Now there is loads of money. But money can’t replace the talent,” Bedi said. “Having completed 75 years, the infrastructure needs more attention. The level of domestic cricket has also gone down.”After admission into Test cricket, India had to wait until February 1952 for their first win, a victory by an innings and eight runs against England in Chennai, then Madras.Over the years, the game has become a huge commercial success as marketing experts latched on to the tremendous recall value of the players to push their products.“It is a great achievement on part of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) that once didn’t have any money at all and now is the richest cricket board in the world,” former India opener Chetan Chauhan said.“Cricket has been streamlined and it has been commercialized, which has also led to the spread of the game,” he added. However, there has been a flip side to commercialisation. Test cricket, though it still retains its charm for purists, has been relegated to a secondary status behind the limited overs version of the game. Now, the introduction of Twenty-20 format at the international level could further erode the popularity of Test matches.“One-dayers may bring in the moolah but its Test cricket that remains the real thing,” opined the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, who scored only one ODI hundred compared to 34 Test centuries, apart from becoming the world’s first batsman to score more than 10,000 Test runs. “It’s time to reflect on the past and learn the lessons.”“Young players should strive to perform at the Test level before looking for success in the shorter version of the game. It’s not a good thing that the reality is the opposite,” Gavaskar, a member of the 1983 World Cup winning squad, told IANS.

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srk_fairness.jpgShah Rukh Khan will be the new face of Fair and Handsome, the fairness cream for men. It is a part of his already existing 5-crore deal with Emami. The star endorses the company’s other products, Navratana oil-talc and Sona Chandi Chyawanprash.  Emami will launch a new promotional campaign soon. Meanwhile, SRK has also shot for a TV commercial with Dia Mirza for a biscuit brand.

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