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Big Bazaar guarantees 'Har Din Lowest Price’ on daily needs
short by Roshan Gupta / on 05 Apr 2018,Thursday
Future Group, the country's biggest retailer, is changing its discount pricing strategy to 'Har Din Low Prices', in order for all retailers to drop grocery prices. The Kishore Biyani-owned retail chain claimed that prices of about 1,500 stock-keeping units at its Big Bazaar stores will be the lowest in the country, benchmarked against online and brick and mortar rivals.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:00 am on 05 Apr
fbb brings India’s first Watch Now Buy Now fashion event
short by Roshan Gupta / on 05 Apr 2018,Thursday
Future Group's fbb, one of India's largest fashion retail brands, is bringing India's first Watch Now Buy Now fashion event in the summer of 2018. It will allow users to shop online while watching the fashion show. This is to launch their online store, Malaika Arora and Kartik Aaryan will walk the ramp and showcase fbb's latest collection.
short by Roshan Gupta / 04:33 pm on 05 Apr
Kingfisher's new KFit Band that tells you ‘how much is too much!’
short by Roshan Gupta / on 01 Apr 2018,Sunday
Kingfisher is launching the 'KFit Band' that tells you 'How much is too much' when it comes to having beers. It has released a video that showcases scenarios wherein the band has been used, like a gift from a girlfriend to boyfriend and from a father to son. In the end, a scientist explains the ALCOSENSE™ technology behind the band.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:15 pm on 01 Apr
Rise, by Ultra Shorts, only Indian web series at the LA Web Fest
short by Roshan Gupta / on 05 Apr 2018,Thursday
'Rise', by Ultra Shorts, starring Vikrant Massey and KF Ultra, has been shortlisted for the Los Angeles Web Fest and will be screened at Sony Studios, Hollywood, this April! It is the only Indian web series on the shortlist of over 65 from 6500 entries across 38 countries. 'Rise' is a tale of an IT professional faced with 'life' when he least expects it.
short by Roshan Gupta / 05:18 pm on 05 Apr
Man believed to be world's oldest person dies aged 121
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Chile's Celino Villanueva Jaramillo, believed to be the world's oldest person, died aged 121 on Wednesday. As per Chile's government records, Jaramillo was born on July 25, 1896, but could not be recognised by Guinness due to lack of official verification of his date of birth. Jaramillo was injured after he fell from his bed a week before his death.
short by Nandini Sinha / 04:46 pm on 19 Apr
63-year-old woman plays flute while undergoing brain surgery
short by Anmol Sharma / on 03 Apr 2018,Tuesday
Anna Henry, a 63-year-old professional musician from Texas, played flute while undergoing brain surgery for a movement disorder known as essential tremor. Anna, who was undergoing a procedure known as "deep brain stimulation", could barely hold a cup of water steady before the process started. The doctors asked her to play the instrument to test steadiness of her hands.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:21 pm on 03 Apr
Bag with 'BOMB to Brisbane' causes panic; woman meant Bombay
short by Anmol Sharma / on 06 Apr 2018,Friday
A part of Brisbane airport was cordoned off on Wednesday after a bag with the label "BOMB to BRISBANE" was spotted on the baggage belt. The owner of the bag, a 65-year-old Indian woman travelling from Bombay, was questioned by the police, when she revealed that it meant "Bombay to Brisbane". The woman was let off without any sanctions.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:36 pm on 06 Apr
Rare Qing dynasty bowl sells for ₹198 crore
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 03 Apr 2018,Tuesday
A rare Qing dynasty bowl, which was made 300 years ago for Chinese Emperor Kangxi, has been auctioned for $30.4 million (₹198 crore). Sotheby's said the bowl, which measures 14.7 centimetres in diameter, was sold within five minutes. It added, "There are only three other examples altogether that use this beautiful pink (background)."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:54 pm on 03 Apr
Largest-ever Titanic Lego replica goes on display
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
The world's largest Lego replica of the Titanic, built by an Icelandic boy with autism, has gone on display at a US museum. The replica, which is 26 feet long and 5 feet tall, was built over 11 months and comprises 56,000 Lego bricks. The boy said, "I sometimes built from instructions, and sometimes, I used my own imagination."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:40 pm on 19 Apr
Eiffel Tower was almost demolished 20 yrs after inauguration
short by Deepika Agrawal / on 31 Mar 2018,Saturday
Eiffel Tower, which was opened on March 31, 1889, to celebrate hundred years of the French Revolution, was almost demolished 20 years after its inauguration. The lease on the land expired in 1909, but the tower was saved since the antenna on it was an effective means of communication. The tower was then the tallest man-made structure, at 984 feet.
short by Deepika Agrawal / 03:57 pm on 31 Mar
Chinese couple finds missing daughter after 24 years
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 03 Apr 2018,Tuesday
A Chinese couple has found their daughter 24 years after she went missing at the age of three. The father, who became a taxi driver in 2015, asked passengers to spread the word online. After the news spread and media outlets covered the story, a girl got in touch with him and DNA evidence proved she was his daughter.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:48 am on 03 Apr
Sikh group sets world record by tying 9,000 turbans in US
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 09 Apr 2018,Monday
A Sikh organisation has set the Guinness World Record for the "most turbans tied in 8 hours" by tying over 9,000 turbans to celebrate annual Turban Day at Times Square, New York. The event was aimed at spreading awareness among Americans and other nationalities about the Sikh religion and its articles of faith, especially the turban.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:56 pm on 09 Apr
Elephants lifted by crane after truck overturns on highway
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 03 Apr 2018,Tuesday
A circus truck carrying elephants overturned on a highway in Spain, following which the injured elephants were lifted off the road using cranes. The highway was closed to traffic for nearly two hours due to the accident, which left one elephant dead. It is believed that the circus truck had overturned while trying to overtake another vehicle on the highway.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:17 pm on 03 Apr
S'pore couple challenge marriage annulment over sex change
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 03 Apr 2018,Tuesday
A couple in Singapore have launched a legal challenge after authorities annulled their marriage because the husband underwent a sex change, a lawyer said on Monday. Authorities said the sex change made their marriage a same-sex union, which is illegal in Singapore. The couple had married as a man and a woman in 2015.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:36 pm on 03 Apr
Chinese man caught smuggling 5 rhino horns jailed for 1 year
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 08 Apr 2018,Sunday
A court in the Netherlands has awarded a one-year prison sentence to a Chinese man who was caught smuggling five rhino horns and four other horn objects worth around €500,000 (₹4 crore) in his baggage. The man was caught at the Schiphol airport in December, when he was travelling from South Africa to China via Amsterdam.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:08 pm on 08 Apr
Hemingway's letters to friend on drinking to be auctioned
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 04 Apr 2018,Wednesday
A collection of letters written by American writer Ernest Hemingway to his friend Guy Hickok, discussing drinking and money, is expected to be auctioned for at least $25,000 (₹16 lakh). In the letters, Hemingway describes a drunken incident and an injury. He had first met Hickok in the 1920s, when they were acting as foreign correspondents for newspapers in Paris.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:04 pm on 04 Apr
Woman who gave exam with baby in lap enrols at university
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 02 Apr 2018,Monday
Jahantap Ahmadi, the 25-year-old Afghan woman whose photograph showing her appear for a university entrance exam while caring for her baby went viral, has enrolled at a private university in Kabul. Zahra Yagana, who runs a non-governmental organization, helped Ahmadi get into college by arranging the finances for her tuition fees and living expenses in Kabul.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:12 pm on 02 Apr
Blue diamond, mined in India 300 years ago, to be auctioned
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 03 Apr 2018,Tuesday
A 6.16-carat blue diamond, which was mined from the Golconda mines in India over 300 years ago, is expected to fetch up to $5.2 million (₹34 crore) at an auction in Switzerland next month. The Farnese Blue diamond was first presented to Queen of Spain Elisabeth Farnese and later passed down through royal families in Spain, Italy, Austria and France.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:45 pm on 03 Apr
Art gallery opens in former nuclear bunker in UK
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 04 Apr 2018,Wednesday
An art gallery has been opened at a former nuclear bunker in Yorkshire, England. The bunker, which was opened as a radar station in the 1950s, was owned by the government until 2014. It presently features dormitories, as well as a 1980s-themed games room with a jukebox and a pool table.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 07:00 pm on 04 Apr
US man's live tweets on co-worker's stolen lunch go viral
short by Nandini Sinha / on 31 Mar 2018,Saturday
A US man's tweets describing how his co-worker's lunch got stolen went viral on social media, with celebrities following the thread. Comedian Zak Toscani live-tweeted the investigation into the lunch theft. He revealed that the thief, who turned out to be a co-worker who sat at the desk right next to him, threw the lunch in the bin.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:41 pm on 31 Mar
Boy falls into underground sewer system, rescued after 12hrs
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 03 Apr 2018,Tuesday
A 13-year-old boy was rescued after he fell into a four-foot-wide drainage pipe and got swept away, spending over 12 hours in the underground sewer system in US' Los Angeles. Jesse Hernandez had been playing near an access portal to the sewer system when the incident occurred. Rescuers used cameras propped on flotation devices to locate Jesse.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:17 pm on 03 Apr
Philippine man nailed to cross for 32nd year on Good Friday
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 01 Apr 2018,Sunday
A Philippine man was nailed to a cross for the 32nd year in a Good Friday re-enactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion. Fifty-eight-year-old Ruben Enaje, who portrayed Christ, said, "In the past, I went home injured and limping, but this year I feel so great." He said that he believed his strong Catholic faith had helped him avoid pain.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:48 am on 01 Apr
Baby turtle poops plastic that it had swallowed in the ocean
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 05 Apr 2018,Thursday
A zoo in Australia has shared a video that shows pieces of plastic lying next to a baby turtle. Urging people to reduce their use of plastic, the zoo said the endangered Loggerhead turtle "has been pooping out plastic ingested from the ocean!" Meanwhile, reacting to the video, a social media user tweeted, "Poor lil guy".
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:05 pm on 05 Apr
Firefighters rescue woman trapped in car in middle of river
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 04 Apr 2018,Wednesday
A video has captured the moment a group of firefighters rescued a Chinese woman who was trapped in her car in the middle of a flooded river. One of the firefighters reached the woman with the help of a rope-pulley system and helped her come out of the vehicle. Meanwhile, no one was hurt during the rescue mission.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:12 pm on 04 Apr
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