How To Clean A Front Loading Washing Machine

There are two major types of washing machines, the top loader and the front loader. The top loading washing machine is the traditional type of washing machine that are found in most homes. They are called such because the bin where you place your laundry opens at the top of the machine.

On the other hand, front load washing machines were used before mostly for commercial purposes and these were commonly seen in laundromats. Unlike the top loader, the front load machine has a tub which opens at the front, thus the name. However, in the recent years, the front loader has gained much popularity and is now widely used in households.

No matter what type of washing machine you are using, you should give it ample care and maintenance. A previous article talked about cleaning a top loader. This time, this article is going to talk about the proper ways of cleaning a front loading washing machine. Here are some basic tips that will give you a better front loader.

Try draining it completely

Unlike top loaders which can be drained thoroughly, front load washing machines do not drain completely as the drain pipe in the latter is located at its side. With that design, some water is bound to be left inside the washer or tub. Sometimes, these remaining water may be the cause of that funky odor you have been smelling lately. To avoid this, try draining it out completely. If it does not drain out the hose, well, you can try draining it manually.

Let the moisture escape

Make it a habit to always leave the door to the washer open. Unless, of course, you are washing your laundry. Sometimes moisture is trapped inside and it causes the musty smell. Trapped moisture inside the washer is also a very attractive breeding place for molds and mildew not to mention germs and other harmful microorganism.

Use high-efficiency detergent

The kind of detergent you use is also very helpful in cleaning the front loader’s tub. No, I’m not saying that you should scrub the tub with detergent, that may cause in more lime deposits. Anyway, you should try buying high efficiency detergent, which produce less suds and less fragrance because of their high concentration.

Suds are a big factor to why you may have difficulty draining water out of the tub of your front loading washing machine. The detergent suds mix with water and make it thicker. Also, suds that are left inside the tub will harden and will cause lime deposits in the tub. Sudsy water may look cute and all but they cause problems. To avoid these problems, well, avoid the suds.

Wipe the inside of the tub

If you have the luxury of time, you can do this every after you finish doing the laundry. This way, you can be sure that the inside of the tub is really dry and that no detergent suds nor fabric conditioner remnants are there. There may also be some dirt inside the tub which came from your laundry. Clean these dirt and the like unless you want them mixing with your clothes the next time you do your laundry.

You also have to be careful in cleaning each and every nook and cranny inside the tub that may collect water and moisture. Even a little amount of moisture can lead to disaster. Remember, the enemy here are microorganisms. They are the ones to blame for dirty clothes and that musty smell. Clean even the hard to reach areas. However, if you cannot do this every after doing the laundry, you can try doing this twice a month. Then again, the more times you do it, the better.

Clean the drain pump filter

The drain pump filter is one of the parts of the front loading washing machine that receives the dirty work. Over time, you can only imagine how much dirty water and the like accumulated in the filter. Water that is never drained is still there, because where else would they go, right? Suds and all the other dirt filtered from the clothes are also there.

The drain pump filter, which is usually located at the bottom of the machine, can be taken by pulling out the drain plug. Remember to put a bucket or anything else that can catch water underneath the drain hose before pulling it out. Take out the filter and clean it. Doing this, you did not only clean the drain pump, you will also make the draining process faster without all those obstructions.

Source by Alan Cassidy


Drone Captures Rescue Of 55 From Trucks In Raging Flood Waters In Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam

Andhra Pradesh Flood: Aerial visuals show boats reaching the trucks in Srikakulam to rescue the people.


In a dramatic mission, 55 people and their cattle were rescued this morning from their trucks which were marooned in flood waters in northern Andhra Pradesh. Many parts of Srikakulam district were flooded because of heavy rain and the release of water from a river barrage.

Ten trucks carrying 55 people were trapped in flood waters in Srikakulam after the water levels in the Vamsadhara river rose because of heavy rain in the region. Authorities used boats to reach trucks and rescue the stranded people.

Aerial visuals of the rescue efforts show boats reaching the trucks in the middle of what appears to be a flooded field. The people can be seen standing on the truck tops, waiting for help.

The National Disaster Response Force, the Navy and the Andhra Pradesh Disaster Response Force and the fire department were involved in the efforts to bring the people back to safety. Twenty sheep were also taken out of the trucks

Eighty cattle, however, were reportedly washed away. The rescue teams made multiple trips to pull out the stranded people.

A flood alert has been issued to people living on the banks of the Cauvery in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district, following the release of one lakh cusecs of water from Karnataka. Residents living on the banks have been asked to move to safer places and also to protect their belongings as the river is expected to be in spate due to heavy inflow from the neighbouring state.

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Watch: France Players Invade Coach Didier Deschamps

France Players Invade Coach Didier Deschamps’ Press Conference. Watch

France clinched their second World Cup after 1998 by beating maiden finalists Croatia 4-2 in a dramatic final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday. An elated coach Deschamps said France were “swimming in happiness” after his players interrupted his post-World Cup final press conference, dancing and showering their manager in drinks as they celebrated their massive win in the summit clash. The coach was about to start speaking when the squad came into the room packed full of journalists, with defender Benjamin Mendy leading the celebrations as he danced with his shirt off. Deschamps then tried to compose himself to give his view on France’s second World Cup triumph — he was the captain of the team that won the trophy in 1998 by beating Brazil 3-0 in Paris.

Deschamps becomes just the third man to win the World Cup as a player and a coach, following in the footsteps of Brazil’s Mario Zagallo and Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer before him.

“My story is linked to that of the players. I had the immense privilege and happiness to experience that as a player 20 years ago, and it was in France as well so it will remain with me forever.

“But what they have done today is just as big and just as beautiful,” said Deschamps.

His team took the lead through a Mario Mandzukic own goal, and then went back in front courtesy of an Antoine Griezmann penalty after Ivan Perisic had equalised for Croatia.

Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe both scored in the second half to put France out of sight, and they could even afford to see Mandzukic pull a second goal back for Croatia after an awful Hugo Lloris mistake.

“For the young kids today — I have a boy who is 22 — we were world champions but they were too young to understand it.

“But now the generation who are 10, 15 or 20 years old, to have experienced this, have this happiness… we will really realise tomorrow and in the days to come, what they have done.”

The coach knows what the future will be like for this generation of World Cup winners, who will go down in history like the team of Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane two decades ago.

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Kremlin takes Trump to task over his gas pipeline comments: RIA

Kremlin takes Trump to task over his gas pipeline comments: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of Russia’s Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline to Europe is an egregious example of unscrupulous competition and it worries Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying on Monday.

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Helsinki-Vantaa airport in Vantaa, Finland, July 15, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Speaking shortly before Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sit down together for a summit in the Finnish capital, Peskov also said discussions between the two on Syria would be difficult because of the U.S. stance on Iran, Russia’s ally and a major player in the Syrian conflict.

Russia’s RIA news agency quoted Peskov as saying he hoped the Helsinki talks would represent some kind of step away from the current crisis in U.S.-Russian relations.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Paul Tait

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Spot Ranbir Kapoor In Alia Bhatt

Spot Ranbir Kapoor In Alia Bhatt’s Pic With ‘The Girls.’ Umm, No Brownie Points, This Is Easy

New Delhi: 

Ranbir Kapoor, filming Brahmastra in Bulgaria, made a brief appearance on rumoured girlfriend Alia Bhatt’s Instagram profile. Oh, did you miss it? Don’t worry, we have it curated here for you. On her Instagram stories, Alia, who is also in Bulgaria for Brahmastra, shared a picture with her make-up artist Puneet B Saini, hairstylist Priyanka Borkar and also Ranbir Kapoor. But, wait. Where exactly is Ranbir in the frame? Right at the back, folks! He is busy capturing the beauty of Bulgaria on his phone while Alia and others pose for the photo. “The girls… oh, and Ranbir,” Alia captioned the post. The same photo has also been shared by Puneet B Saini, who wrote, “Babies for life.”

Here’s the picture.


Image courtesy: Instagram/aliaabhatt

(Were you able to spot Ranbir?).

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s dating rumours featured in headlines after the duo appeared before the cameras together at Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding reception. Later, the only thing Internet wanted to know was if Alia and Ranbir were dating.


A post shared by Alia (@aliaabhatt) on

When mid-day asked the same question to Ranbir, he said, “Main iss sawal ka jawab dene ke liye raazi nahi hoon!” (Raazi is Alia’s last-released film). But he’s not single, BTW. “I’m not single. I’ll never be single,” he told mid-day.

On the work front, Ranbir Kapoor recently shattered some major box office records with Sanju, which has already earned over Rs 300 crore while Alia’s Raazi was also a blockbuster film.

Brahmastra, a trilogy, releases next year. The Ayan Mukerji-directed film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy.


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BJP mocks Kumaraswamy's emotional outburst, calls him legendary actor

BJP mocks Kumaraswamy’s emotional outburst, calls him legendary actor

The Bharatiya Janata Patry (BJP) has mocked the recent public outburst of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy calling him a “legendary actor”. The state Twitter handle of the BJP on Sunday (July 15) tweeted a footage of teary-eyed Kumaraswamy saying he is a legendary actor “who has constantly fooled common man with his amazing acting skills”.

The BJP state unit in a tweet said: “& the best acting award goes to…”

Kumaraswamy broke down at an event organised by his party JD(S) to felicitate him for becoming the Chief Minister in Bengaluru on July 14. He told his party workers that he was not happy as he is heading a coalition government which does not have the mandate of the people of Karnataka. “You [partymen] are all happy because you think that your brother has become the CM. But I am not happy. Only I know what I am going through,” he had said.

JD(S) secretary general and party spokesperson Danish Ali, however, sought to play down Kumaraswamy’s remarks and claimed it was merely an “emotional outburst”.

“That was merely an emotional outburst and some in the media are reading too much into it,” he said.

“There are no strains between the Congress and the JD(S) and the coalition government in Karnataka is stable and will complete its five-year term under a common minimum programme for the welfare of the people of the state…,” Ali said.

ALSO READ: What teary-eyed HD Kumaraswamy told his party workers

The Congress has also joined the JD(S) in playing down Kumaraswamy’s statement.

“How can he say that… He must be definitely happy. A chief minister has to be happy always. If he is happy, we will all be happy,” Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader G Parameshwara told reporters in Bengaluru.

“You have to face problems. Simply expressing won’t give a good message to people who supported secular parties. Kumaraswamy should be courageous to face such circumstances,” Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said yesterday.

It has been a rocky road for the JD(S) chief since he took over as Karnataka CM on May 23 as the head of the coalition government, confronting wrangling among leaders over portfolio allocation and presentation of the state budget.

Presenting his government’s first budget on July 5, Kumaraswamy, who also holds the finance portfolio, unveiled a Rs 34,000-crore farm loan waiver and subsequently announced an additional crop loan waiver of Rs 10,700 crore from cooperative banks.

However, his budget came under attack from within the coalition, with a few senior Congress MLAs, including former minister HK Patil, writing to him demanding programmes for the minority community and for the northern region of the state.

In the Assembly polls in May, the JD(S) won 37 seats in the 224-member House. While the Congress has 80 seats, the BJP has 104 and the BSP has one.

(With inputs from PTI)

ALSO READ: Congress pats Kumaraswamy on his back after public breakdown, tells him to have courage

WATCH: HD Kumaraswamy breaks down, says I am not happy being CM

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Anissia Batra suicide

Husband drove Delhi air hostess to suicide, family claims

The family of a 39-year-old air hostess, who allegedly committed suicide on July 13, has raised fears that the police investigation into her death may be misled by her husband who they say used to regularly assault her.

According to the air hostess’s family and friends, she was a victim of domestic violence and was also being harassed for dowry. That may have pushed her to kill herself, the family has said.

39-year-old Anissia Batra killed herself by jumping off the terrace of her residence in south Delhi’s Panchsheel Park on July 13. Her husband rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was declared brought dead. Anissia was employed as a flight attendant with a German airline.

A case of unnatural death has been registered at New Delhi’s Hauz Khas police station and cops have invoked sections related to dowry harassment.

Anissia’s family has expressed fears that her husband Mayank Singhvi, a software engineer in Gurgaon, may try to interfere with the police investigation. “We fear that Mayank through his political connections is trying to hamper the investigation. We also fear that it wasn’t just [a simple case of] suicide,” Anissia’s brother Karan Batra said.

Anissia’s mother, in her statement to the police, has alleged that Mayank used regularly to assault Anissia. “Anissia had called me on the third day of her marriage, claiming that she had been assaulted by Mayank during their honeymoon. We then tried counselling and things went to back to normal for a few days, however, almost after a week he again began assaulting her,” the air hostess’s mother told the police.

Anissia Batra with Mayank Singhvi (Photo: Facebook/Anissia Batra)

The First Information Report also mentions that Mayank had hid the fact that he was married once before from Anissia has her family. Anissia and Mayank had been married for a little over two years.


According to Anissia and Mayank’s neighbours, the couple had a “heated argument” on July 13. A neighbour who heard the argument wasn’t able to give more details saying that he soon left home for some work.

“[However], when I came back the security guards narrated the news [of Anissia’s suicide],” Amarpal Singh Kohli, the neighbour, said. Kohli also said that Anissia’s family had previously sought his help in mediating the problems between Anissia and Mayank.

“Anissia’s parents had once approached me asking me to mediate [between the couple] and they had also narrated how Anissia was assaulted [by Mayank],” Kohli said.

Meanwhile, Anissia’s friends came to have received texts from her on July 13 in which she alleged that her husband had locked her inside a room at the couple’s Panchsheel Park home. “Soon after, her last message followed in which she said that she is taking the extreme step,” a friend, on the condition of anonymity, said.

Cops investigating the suicide are probing all possible angles behind Anissia’s suicide and an inquiry headed by a sub-divisional magistrate has also been initiated to look into the allegations of dowry harassment.

Mayank or his family could not be reached to comment on the allegations levelled by Anissia’s family.

(With inputs from Chirag Gothi in New Delhi and agencies)

(An earlier version of this report misspelled Anissia Batra’s name as Anisiya Batra. The error is regretted)

WATCH | 39-year-old air hostess commits suicide in Delhi

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World Cup 2018: Vladimir Putin Gets Trolled For Bringing Umbrella During Award Ceremony

Vladimir Putin Gets Trolled For Bringing Umbrella During Award Ceremony

World Cup 2018: Vladimir Putin Gets Trolled For Bringing Umbrella During Award Ceremony

Russia president Vladimir Putin stood happily under an umbrella during the award ceremony. © AFP

Russia president Vladimir Putin stood happily under an umbrella during the award ceremony after France defeated Croatia 4-2 to lift the 2018 FIFA World Cup title at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday. Putin came prepared with an umbrella, while FIFA President Gianni Infantino, France President Emmanuel Macron and Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic got soaked in the rain during the award ceremony. After the final whistle, Macron and Kolinda found themselves on the pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium without an umbrella during a fierce downpour that started during the trophy presentation — unlike Putin who was sheltered by an aide. Twitterati were quick to spot the Russian President Putin and started trolling him.

Putin said Russia could be “proud” of its hosting of the football World Cup, judging it a success “in every respect” after Sunday’s final.

“We can surely be proud of how we organised this tournament,” Putin said in televised comments after France’s victory against Croatia.

“We have made this grand event a success in every respect,” he added.

“We have done it for our supporters, for Russians who are passionate about sport and for all those who love sport across the world.”

Putin thanked the foreign fans who came to Russia for the tournament.

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Sensex Below 36,500, Nifty Loses 11,000 Level; FMCG, IT Stocks Buck Trend

The S&P BSE Sensex opened at 36,658.71 while the Nifty 50 started at 11,018.95.

The domestic stock markets opened the first day of the week on Monday on a slightly negative note following weak global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex opened at 36,658.71 while the Nifty 50 started at 11,018.95, before extending their losses. At 9:43 am, the Sensex was at 36,463.55, with a loss of 78.08 points or 0.21 per cent while the broader Nifty50 was at 10,979, down 39.90 points or 0.36 per cent. Thirty one out of 50 Nifty stocks traded in the green.

The top losers in the 50-share Nifty pack were Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (down 7.46 per cent), ICICI Bank (down 2.86 per cent), Sun Pharma (down 2.77 per cent), Lupin (down 2.69 per cent), Reliance Industries (down 2.20 per cent). Infosys, which reported its June quarter profit at Rs 3,612 crore on Friday, was trading 0.49 per cent higher at Rs 1,339.00, up 1.64 per cent.

Analysts expect traders to book profits this week. “In the near future, we may witness profit-booking in the coming week as Nifty formed a ‘Shooting Star’ which is treated as a short-term reversal pattern. We expect the short-term trend to reverse only after Nifty trades below the low of 10,999, which is also a crucial support while resistance is around 11,100-mark,” said Rahul Sharma, Senior Research Analyst, Equity99.

Stock-specific action is likely to continue on Dalal Street, experts said. “We will continue to see stock-specific approach as heavyweights like HDFC Bank, Hindustan Unilever, Ashok Leyland, Zee Entertainment, UltraTech Cement, Mindtree, Bajaj Finance, and Kotak Mahindra Bank are scheduled to report their quarterly earnings,” said Gaurav Jain, Director Hem Securities.

Asian shares were lower on Monday after data from China showed the world’s second-largest economy slowed slightly in the second quarter, and as investors remain cautious over the impact of the heated Sino-US trade war. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4 per cent, according to a report by news agency Reuters.

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In Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj, 150 Cops Guard Dalit Groom’s Wedding Procession

Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh: 

This was no ordinary baraat. 150 policemen including senior officers were part of the security team that guarded a Dalit man’s wedding procession in western Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj district. Sanjay Jatav, a law student who won a fight for the right to take out his wedding procession six months ago, with so-called upper caste Thakurs and the district administration, was finally able to ride a horse-drawn carriage to marry 18-year-old Sheetal on Sunday.

There were cops on the rooftops to keep a vigil. The police will stay in the village till Mr Jatav leaves with his bride for his home in western UP later today.

“We had to face huge obstacles to see this day”, said the bride Sheetal while putting mehendi on her hands. “The Thakurs of the village never allowed us to celebrate earlier” she said.


The bride Sheetal, said the Thakurs never allowed Dalit wedding celebrations

Six months ago, Mr Jatav and his fiance, Sheetal, also a Dalit, had alleged that the Thakurs in Kasganj, had refused to allow a wedding procession. A Dalit wedding procession had never passed through the village said the Thakurs and suggested that the venue be shifted to do away with an elaborate baraat.

Mr Jatav had approached the Allahabad High Court but was told that only the local police could help him.

Besides going to court, Mr Jatav has posted an online complaint on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s portal and repeatedly visited the police station. The Kasganj district administration first refused Mr Jatav take out his baraat, which is a big part of Indian weddings, but later changed their mind.


150 policemen including senior officers guarded the Dalit wedding procession

At a meeting of the two sides, the Kasganj administration played mediator and convinced the Thakurs to let the Dalit groom’s procession pass by their homes.

The route that the procession would take was negotiated and sealed. There were conditions laid down to ensure that peace would be maintained.

And finally the D-day arrived and it was band, baaja and baraat for Sanjay Jatav and Sheetal with 150 cops on guard.

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