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Pratyusha's last short film to release on death anniversary
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Television actress Kamya Punjabi has said that she will release late TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee's last short film online on her first death anniversary on April 1. The short film 'Hum Kuchh Keh Naa Sakey' was shot one-and-a-half months before Pratyusha committed suicide. "Though a work of fiction, it'll seem... similar to what Pratyusha must have gone through," said Kamya.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 09:26 pm on 27 Mar
OITNB's actress marries show's writer in same-sex wedding
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Actress Samira Wiley, who stars in 'Orange Is The New Black' (OITNB), married the show's writer Lauren Morelli in a ceremony attended by family and friends. Wiley's parents, co-pastors of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Washington DC, officiated the same-sex wedding. While Lauren wore a white gown, Wiley was seen in a white jumpsuit with a train.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 11:36 pm on 27 Mar
Woman arrested three times for trying to jump fence near WH
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
A woman, who was arrested twice last week for trying to jump the White House fence, has been arrested for the third time for scaling a fence at the Treasury Building, next to the White House. The woman, who told officers that she wanted to speak to President Donald Trump, has been charged with unlawful entry and contempt of court.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 11:06 pm on 27 Mar
Cong leader shot dead by Arunachal Deputy Speaker's son
short by Ankur Vyas / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
An Arunachal Pradesh Congress leader was shot dead by the son of the state Assembly's Deputy Speaker Tumke Bagra in West Siang district, police said on Monday. The deceased, identified as Kenjum Kamsi, was a secretary-rank leader of the Arunachal PCC, they added. The police have arrested the accused along with the firearm and registered a case against him.
short by Ankur Vyas / 11:02 pm on 27 Mar
What is the newly passed Mental Healthcare Bill?
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
The Mental Healthcare Bill, passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday, decriminalises attempt to suicide by separating it from the Indian Penal Code. The Bill provides for ensuring mental healthcare, treatments and rehabilitation of persons with mental illness "in a manner that does not intrude on their rights and dignity". Health Minister JP Nadda described the bill as "patient-centric".
short by Abhishek Bansal / 10:56 pm on 27 Mar
Muslim law body opposes PILs filed against 'triple talaq'
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has opposed PILs filed against 'triple talaq' in the Supreme Court. It claimed that any order against 'triple talaq' would be an infringement on their right to follow and profess any religion. The AIMPLB also said that the petitions are based on an incorrect understanding of Muslim Personal Law.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 10:58 pm on 27 Mar
Court acquits man of rape charges, says woman mature enough
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
A Delhi court on Monday acquitted a man who was accused of raping a 30-year-old doctor on the pretext of marriage, saying the woman was mature enough to understand what was happening. The court further declared their sexual relationship as consensual, taking into account that the woman had already undergone abortion once and got pregnant again despite knowing health risks.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 11:04 pm on 27 Mar
How big is the slaughterhouse industry in Uttar Pradesh?
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Uttar Pradesh is the market leader in production and export of meat in the country, with 38 of India's 72 government-approved slaughterhouses located in the state. As per estimates, meat exports account for around ₹15,000 crore annually from the state. Over 25 lakh people in Uttar Pradesh are believed to be employed in the industry directly or indirectly.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 10:49 pm on 27 Mar
Andhra MP calls for banning liquor for poor across India
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Liquor should be banned across the country for poor people as its consumption was resulting in crimes, Lok Sabha member K Geetha of the YSR Congress said on Monday. Urging the Centre to come out with a liquor policy, the Andhra Pradesh MP added that many states have resorted to banning liquor and allowing it in five-star hotels.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 10:43 pm on 27 Mar
Jaitley introduces GST Bills in LS, max rate capped at 40%
short by Mansha Mahajan / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced four bills in Lok Sabha, providing for a maximum GST rate of 40%, an anti-profiteering authority, and arrests for evading taxes. However, the actual rates would be a four-tier tax structure of 5%, 12%, 18%, and 28% as approved earlier. The peak rate of 40% is only an enabling provision for financial emergencies.
short by Mansha Mahajan / 10:28 pm on 27 Mar
NATO to spend over ₹21,000 cr on satellite, cyber defences
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
NATO plans to spend €3 billion (over ₹21,000 crore) to upgrade its satellite and computer technology over the next three years as the military alliance adapts to new threats, according to officials. Adding that NATO has seen a five-fold increase in suspicious events on its networks in past years, officials said they suspect Russia sponsors the attacks before major summits.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 11:22 pm on 27 Mar
Carrie Lam becomes the first female leader of Hong Kong
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Hong Kong's electoral committee has chosen Carrie Lam, former deputy chief and China's favoured candidate, as the autonomous territory's new Chief Executive. With 777 out of 1,194 votes, Lam will become the first female leader of Hong Kong. Notably, Hong Kong's Chief Executive is not chosen by a public vote but by an electoral committee dominated by pro-China electors.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 11:16 pm on 27 Mar
Hong Kong shoppers injured after escalator goes into reverse
short by Ankush Verma / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
At least 18 people were injured after an escalator at a shopping centre in Hong Kong suddenly reversed at high speed on Sunday. Officials said that a damaged driving chain within the escalator, and a malfunctioning braking device, may have caused the incident. Two technicians suspected of tampering with the escalator were reportedly arrested by the police.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:01 pm on 27 Mar
100 kilo gold coin worth $4 mn stolen from Berlin museum
short by Ankush Verma / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
A Canadian gold coin named 'Big Maple Leaf' which weighs 100 kilograms and bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen on Monday from Berlin's Bode Museum. The coin had been featured in the Guinness Book of Records for its "unmatched" degree of purity. It is worth $4 million (over ₹26 crore) due to its purity.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:13 pm on 27 Mar
Ramdev slammed for Bhagat Singh's photo in Patanjali ads
short by Mansha Mahajan / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
An RTI activist has accused yoga guru Baba Ramdev of commercialising martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev in a recent advertisement of Patanjali products. Citing print media advertisements, the activist said using the martyrs' photos was an act of commercialisation of the supreme sacrifices made by them. The activist's legal notice also claimed the advertisement was insulting to the martyrs.
short by Mansha Mahajan / 10:18 pm on 27 Mar
Huma Qureshi shares video of herself working out
short by Rini Sinha / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Actress Huma Qureshi took to social media to share a video of herself working out. "Forget the scale! Your self-worth is not dependent on weighing scale or your weight!! Just love your body and be the best version of you," read the video's caption. The actress can be seen doing exercises focussed on her abdomen area, legs and arms.
short by Rini Sinha / 10:00 pm on 27 Mar
I will try to have a third child with Kanye: Kim Kardashian
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Reality television star Kim Kardashian has said that she is going to try to have a third child with her husband rapper Kanye West. "I want my kids to have siblings but the doctors don't feel like it's safe for me," said the 36-year-old reality TV star in promo video for her television show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 10:41 pm on 27 Mar
Indian Playboy 'Bunny' Katy Mirza passes away in London
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Indian Playboy 'Bunny' Katy Mirza, who also acted in Bollywood films in the '70s and '80s, passed away in London a week ago. She is survived by her son Firoz. Katy was spotted by a Playboy Club employee while working as a receptionist at London Hilton hotel. After meeting Playboy's founder Hugh Hefner, Katy became a Playboy 'Bunny' in 1973.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 11:29 pm on 27 Mar
NSIT's cultural fest 'Moksha' to begin from March 29
short by Mansha Mahajan / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Moksha, the annual cultural fest of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), a three-day event, will be held from 29th to 31st March, 2017. With the theme of "Mythological Mirage", the fest's flagship event is Labyrinthos, a mythology-themed treasure hunt. Further, the fest will also feature events like a choreography competition and performance by singer Jasleen Royal.
short by Mansha Mahajan / 10:00 pm on 27 Mar
Won't let Saina regain world No 1 ranking: Carolina Marin
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Speaking at a promotional event in New Delhi, Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin said she will not allow Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal to reach the world number one ranking as she will be fighting for the same. The 23-year-old also spoke about her injuries, adding, "After the Olympics, I suffered some injuries... because of which I couldn't play many tournaments."
short by Abhishek Bansal / 10:44 pm on 27 Mar
Evacuation warning issued in Australia over Cyclone Debbie
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
About 25,000 people have been told to evacuate their homes in Australia as a cyclone, named Debbie, headed towards the Queensland state. Cyclone Debbie is expected to make a landfall as a Category Four storm on Tuesday, Bureau of Meteorology has said. Debbie would be the largest storm to hit Queensland since the Category Five Cyclone Yasi in 2011.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 10:59 pm on 27 Mar
Pakistan's 'last Jew' recognised by the government
short by Ankush Verma / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Fishel Benkhald, a 29-year-old activist who is often called 'Pakistan's last surviving Jew', has been allowed by the Interior Ministry to change his religion from Islam to Judaism. Benkhald, who was born to a Muslim father and a Jewish mother, was originally registered as a Muslim. He has also been campaigning to preserve an old Jewish cemetery in Karachi.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:50 pm on 27 Mar
Pak allows Raheel Sharif to head Islamic military alliance
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Pakistan has allowed former army chief General Raheel Sharif to head a Saudi Arabia-led Islamic military alliance, which has been formed to combat terrorism especially the Islamic State, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said. Adding that the government had decided in-principle to clear the move, Asif said, Raheel is expected to work on the structure of the 39-nation alliance.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 11:11 pm on 27 Mar
17 kg of cocaine found among fake bananas in Spain
short by Ankush Verma / on 27 Mar 2017,Monday
Spanish police on Sunday found 57 pieces of artificial bananas containing 7 kg of cocaine mixed among real bananas, with another 10 kg packed in cardboard boxes. The fake bananas were found during an operation in the coastal cities of Malaga and Valencia. Police detained two people on charges of drug trafficking, and a third person is reportedly under investigation.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:39 pm on 27 Mar
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