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  • ITC shuts cigarette plants from May 4

    India's biggest cigarette maker ITC Ltd shut its plants from May 4 to comply with a new stipulated pictorial warnings rule issued by the federal government, the company said in a statement. India's top court told tobacco companies on Wednesday they must adhere to a new federal rule requiring much larger health warnings on cigarette packs, in a major setback for the $11 billion industry. The court also transferred all petitions by cigarette manufacturers pending in various courts to the Karat High Court for further hearing.

    Reuters
  • Zarina Wahab Speaks Up On Leaving Aditya Pancholi Because Of Kangana Ranaut!

    It was said that Zarina Wahab has left her house along with her kids and she is not staying with her husband Aditya Pancholi. Constantly Aditya Pancholi‘s name has been dragged into the legal battle of Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut that is shaking the whole nation with ugly revelations every now and then. Right from the starting days of Kangana Ranaut into the film industry she was linked to Aditya Pancholi and it also said that Kangana has a tendency to fall for the married men like Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt.

    Business of Cinema
  • Make PM Modi’s BA degree public: Kejriwal to DU Vice Chancellor

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday wrote to Delhi University Vice Chancellor asking that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's documents be put on its website. In a letter to VC Yogesh Tyagi, Kejriwal said the people of the country should have access to how educated their Prime Minister is. "There's a question whether he did a BA degree from DU or not.

    The Indian Express
  • IPL 2016 crorepatis who continue to warm the bench

    The Indian Premier league has proven to be a boon for numerous young and talented cricketers to show off their talent on the big stage. The left handed all-rounder Irfan Pathan is one of those players who has been part of different IPL franchises over the years. In this edition he was picked up by Rising Pune Supergiants team for a sum amount of 1 Cr.

    The Indian Express
  • Keenan-Reuben murder: All four accused found guilty, sentenced to life imprisonment by Mumbai court

    A Mumbai sessions court on Thursday convicted all four accused in the Keenan-Rueben murder case, sentencing them to life imprisonment till death. The four accused -- Jitendra Rana, Sunil Bodh, Satish Dulhaj and Dipak Tival -- were arrested the day after the crime took place. Speaking to reporters outside court, Keenan's father Valerian Santos, said: "I'm happy with life imprisonment to guilty.

    The Indian Express
  • Prakash Padukone’s letter to his daughters explains why parents should let kids do what they want

    Ace badminton player and coach Prakash Padukone wrote a letter to his daughters, actor Deepika Padukone and golfer Anisha Padukone, as part of Sudha Menon's book, "Legacy: Letters From Eminent Parents To Their Daughters ". In it, contrary to the traditional style of Indian parenting (or at least the stereotypical one), he emphasises the need for parents to let children do what they really aspire to do. "As you stand on the threshold of life’s journey, I want to share with you some lessons that life has taught me," he starts his letter and goes on to explain how his father Ramesh Padukone, despite belonging to a middle-class family and a time when children were expected to study medicine or engineering, let him decide his life course and a career in badminton.

    The Indian Express
  • AgustaWestland scam: Top 5 quotes from Subramanian Swamy’s speech in RS

    BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday made his debut speech in the Parliament on Wednesday with a direct attack on Congress leaders on the AgustaWestland scam.

    The Indian Express
  • Etihad Airways launches Airbus A380 in Bollywood style

    Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag carrier Etihad Airways' official Airbus A380 made its debut in India with a dash of Bollywood and its revelry. The dance and music show, choreographed by Terence Lewis, also saw cabin crew from Etihad Airways and strategic partner Jet Airways in a spontaneous performance with members of the entertainer's dance troupe.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Selfie gone wrong fells 126-year-old statue of Portuguese king

    A young man's attempt to take a selfie snapshot with the statue of a 16th century Portuguese king ended badly when the 126-year-old statue crashed to the ground and shattered, police said on Wednesday. The man, whom police did not identify, accidentally toppled Dom Sebastiao's statue after climbing up to its pedestal outside the ornate Rossio railway station in central Lisbon just before midnight on Tuesday. The child-sized statue of the sad-eyed, sword-wielding king stood in a niche between two horseshoe-shaped arches at the entrance to the station.

    Reuters
  • 74 litre bill for a 70 litre tank — Social media helps Delhi man get justice at petrol pump

    Such is the power of social media. In another such incident, a Delhi resident Sumi Parmar took to Facebook to share his grievance against a petrol station in Delhi's Moolchand area which charged him extra money.

    The Indian Express
  • Forest dept to showcase whale beached at Mumbai’s Juhu in January

    THE 35-foot whale that washed ashore at Juhu in January this year, drawing an unruly crowd of onlookers, is now set to be showcased by the forest department as the largest mammal skeleton so far in Mumbai at the Marine Biodiversity Centre in Navi Mumbai. The whale currently rests at Juhu beach near Vile Parle, guarded by a forest officer, and will be exhumed after its complete decomposition. The bones and the skeleton structure will be put together at the site where it will be exhibited,” said N Vasudevan, Chief Conservator, Forests.

    The Indian Express
  • Gold slips further from 15-month peak as dollar recovers

    Gold fell further from this week's 15-month high on Wednesday as the dollar recovered from a slide to its lowest in over a year, with some investors cashing in gains after the metal failed to establish a foothold above $1,300 an ounce. The metal has risen more than 20 percent this year as expectations faded that the Federal Reserve would push ahead with U.S. interest rate hikes. Spot gold (XAU=) was down 0.4 percent at $1,280.46 an ounce at 0935 GMT, while U.S. gold futures (GCv1) for June delivery were down $9.10 an ounce at $1,282.70.

    Reuters
  • From Mumbai shanties to 18-storey building: 255 families from Dharavi move into new homes

    After living for over two decades in his claustrophobic Dharavi shanty, 32-year-old Babu Mandipla had a childish grin plastered on his face as he took in the big windows and easy ventilation of what was now his own house. The erstwhile Congress-NCP government had started the construction of this building before the 2014 polls to show some movement in the Rs 25,000-crore project during its reign. The authority is in charge of redeveloping Sector 5, the easiest of Dharavi’s five sectors, while the other four are to be revamped with private developers on a public-private partnership model.

    The Indian Express
  • Six-month operation, 7-hr raid by team of 60: Police

    Raids to pick up the suspects from three separate locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh were conducted over seven hours by a team of 60 sleuths of Delhi Police Special Cell, said the sources. After getting an input Monday about an explosion in north east Delhi’s Gokalpuri, a team led by Special Cell DCP P S Kushwaha formed 12 teams. Another team had information on Shakir Ansari, who was nabbed from Deoband in western UP’s Saharanpur district.

    The Indian Express
  • All passengers aboard Delhi-Bhubaneswar flight safe: Vistara airline

    Bhubaneswar (Odisha), May. 5 (ANI): Vistara airline on Thursday assured that all passengers travelling by its Delhi-Bhubaneswar flight are safe, adding the aircraft is being inspected by their engineering team. Vistara spokesperson in a statement said all 50 passengers and seven crew members on-board Airbus 320 aircraft are safe, adding that the aircraft would be released for further operations post satisfactory maintenance action. "Vistara flight UK 709 Delhi to Bhubaneswar this morning experienced a bird hit on approach and continued to a safe landing at Biju Patnaik International Airport.

    ANI
  • Mumbai woman dies after bedsheet catches fire

    According to police, Lalita Krishna Bombe was found engulfed in flames by her two sisters in their apartment. The incident took place around 4 am on Wednesday inside the bedroom where Lalita was sleeping alone with door unlocked. Around 2 pm, Lalita succumbed to her injuries.

    The Indian Express
  • Monsoon expected to be normal this year: Govt

    Monsoon is expected to hit Kerala by May-end or early June, with various forecasting agencies predicting normal or above normal rainfall this year, Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said Wednesday. "During the current year (2016), normal or above normal rainfall has been predicted by many forecasting agencies, including India Meteorological Department. As per IMD's operational Long Range Forecast (LRF), quantitatively, the monsoon seasonal rainfall is likely to be 106 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) with a model error of plus-minus 5 per cent. The LPA of seasonal rainfall over the country as a whole for the period 1951-2000 is 89 CM.

    The Indian Express
  • 23 Cheap Places Where You Will Actually Want to Retire

    Thinkstock You've probably been dreaming about retirement since the day you started working. But will your budget allow you to make those dreams a reality? It has a better chance if you pick an affordable ...

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  • 11 pairs of chandbalis that we can’t wait to get our hands on

    Your quick fix to making any outfit wedding-worthy dressing is not stepping into a higher pair of heels, neither is it a swipe of red lipstick (although it does help a lot), but the trick to really looking like you made an effort for the festivities lies in jewellery. Furthermore, as the evidence from several selfies will suggest—earrings are what really bring out the spark in your eye. Chandbalis are your go-to saviours with any kind of Indian outfit. Whether you style your hair up or down, pair them with an anarkali or an elegant silk sari, there is no resisting the charm of these trusty bejewelled earrings. Here are some to add to your shopping list:

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