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Priyanka Chopara voted Sexiest Asian Women for fifth time

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NEW DELHI — Actress Priyanka Chopara has been voted The Sexiest Asian Women for a record-breaking fifth time in an annual UK poll released in London on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old Quantico actor has  topped the 2017 edition of the popular ‘50 Sexiest Asian Women’ poll by London-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye.

She reclaimed the top slot from Deepika Padukone, who had been voted the sexiest Asian in 2016. Padukone is ranked third this year.

PC thanked everyone who voted for her and said : “I cannot actually take credit for this at all. Full credit should be given to my genetics and your optics. I feel grateful and am humbled. Consistency is key.”

Priyanka made her Hollywood debut this year with Baywatch and received the People’s Choice Award for Quantico. The 35-year-old actor who has a huge following of 20 million on Instagram, will be seen in more international projects.

India’s TV actor Nia Sharma came in second, holding on to her position as the sexiest television star in the 2017 list. With Deepaka Padukone at third, Alia Bhatt (4) and Pakistani actor Mahira Khan (5) complete the top five.

The rest of the top 10 include Drashti Dhami , 6, Katrina Kaif , 7, Shraddha Kapoor , 8, Gauahar Khan , 9 and Rubina Dilaik ,10.

The highest placed newcomer and also youngest in the list is television actor 19-year-old Shivangi Joshi,16, who has made an incredible impact on hit TV serial Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.

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Govt forms panel to look into vegetable syndicate

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KATHMANDU — The government has formed a committee to look into the issues of the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market and come up with a viable solution after receiving several complaints from customers regarding the price of vegetables skyrocketing due to the prevalence of syndicate.

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav formed a seven-member committee on Tusday. Nabaraj Dhakal, the joint secretary and also spokesperson at Ministry for Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS), has been appointed as the chair of the committee.

Other members of the committee are joint secretaries of the Ministry of Agricultural and Livestock Development and Ministry of Home Affairs, Executive Director of Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Committee Tejendra Prasad Poudel, a deputy inspector general of Nepal Police and two officer-level staff of MoICS.

Earlier, vegetable traders had halted trade at the Market demanding immediate release of Bharat Khatiwada and Ujwal Dhungana, who had been arrested on Monday for creating disturbance and obstructing the vegetable market monitoring.

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