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Mowgli 2.0: Girl found in UP’s Katarniaghat forest eats, walks like animals : FYI, News

Mowgli 2.0: Girl found in UP’s Katarniaghat forest eats, walks like animals Meet the 8-year-old girl who walks and eats like animals. Reminded of Mowgli? Photo: ANI An 8-year-old girl was found near Katarniaghat forests of Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich two months ago. The girl, to everybody’s shock, has been behaving like animals. She was found by sub-inspector Suresh Yadav during a routine patrol in Motipur range of Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary two months ago. She was found with a troop of monkeys. Photo: ANI The girl started screeching at Yadav just like monkeys when they tried to get hold of…

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Faking rent receipts to claim tax deduction under HRA? It will be difficult this time : India, News

Faking rent receipts to claim tax deduction under HRA? It will be difficult this time The taxman can now ask you for proof of rent agreement, letter to the housing society stating that you are a tenant, electricity bill, water bill if you are claiming deduction under house rent allowance. Highlights Income Tax department to scrutinise rent receipts with greater rigour The I-T department can ask you to show proofs such as rent agreement Get PAN of your landlord if rent is more than Rs 8,333 per month We all have, at some or the other point in time,…

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Farm loan waiver issue rocks Parliament; grant relief to farmers across country, demands Opposition : India, News

Farm loan waiver issue rocks Parliament; grant relief to farmers across country, demands Opposition Opposition parties, including the Congress and the Shiv Sena, demanded that the Centre come up with a nationwide policy to address the plight of farmers across the country. Farm loan waiver issue rocked the Parliament on Wednesday as Opposition and a few allies of the ruling NDA regime demanded that relief be extended to farmers across the country. Opposition parties, including the Congress and the Shiv Sena, demanded that the Centre come up with a nationwide policy to address the plight of farmers across the…

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Smart village : UPFRONT

Smart village Since the arrival of broadband internet in Dhuktan village, most villagers now use it to pay bills online and access e-governance applications. Schoolkids surf the internet in Dhuktan village Broadband internet arrived in Dhuktan, a tribal village of 2,850 people in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, 85 kilometres from Mumbai, only last year. But it’s made such an impact already that most villagers now use the local kiosk to pay bills online and access e-governance applications. The village is one of seven in the state being used to pilot Project Gram Marg, the brainchild of two IIT Bombay professors,…

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Marriage of convenience : UPFRONT

Marriage of convenience SoftBank Corp, the Japanese investor in online retailer Snapdeal, is reportedly pushing US-based Tiger Global, the biggest investor in rival Flipkart, for a merger. Illustration by Anirban Ghosh If it materialises, it’ll be the biggest merger in India’s $10 billion (Rs 6,500 crore) e-commerce sector. SoftBank Corp, the Japanese investor in online retailer Snapdeal, is reportedly pushing US-based Tiger Global, the biggest investor in rival Flipkart, for a merger. Snapdeal has been in trouble of late, laying off hundreds to “drive efficiency across all parts of [its] business”. Founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal have forgone…

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The ones that got away : UPFRONT

The ones that got away The National Investigation Agency had cleared Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and RSS leader Indresh Kumar of involvement in the 2007 Ajmer dargah bombing. Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur was cleared by the NIA of any role in the 2007 Ajmer blasts. Photo: Pankaj Tiwari “The BJP and RSS have disposed of their poor volunteers like sacrificial goats while saving their big leaders,” says Ashish Khetan, vice-chairman of the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi, an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) think-tank. He was responding to the news that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had cleared Sadhvi…

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Endgame for jagan : STATES

Endgame for jagan Cancellation of his bail and the flight of his cadre could spell doom for the politician. The CBI’s prosecutors allege Jagan flouted his bail conditions besides attempting to vitiate the judicial process. Jagan greets the Telangana and Andhra CMs during Ugadi celebrations in Hyderabad Trouble has always lurked around the corner for Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy. But this time could well be the endgame for the 44-year-old president of the YSR Congress and leader of the opposition in the Andhra Pradesh assembly. On April 2, chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu inducted into his cabinet four of the…

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Why is China nervous? The Dalai Lama has already visited Arunachal Pradesh six times : India, News

Highlights The Dalai Lama took asylum in India in 1959. The Dalai Lama visited Arunchal Pradesh in 1983 for the first time. The Dalai Lama will be vising Tawang for fifth time this week. China has warned India of adverse diplomatic consequences for allowing Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh including the monastery of Tawang. China’s reaction this time looked belligerent and betrayed its own nervousness ahead of President Xi Jinping’s meeting with the hardliner US President Donald Trump, who has incidentally not invited his Chinese counterpart over dinner. China might be overly conscious about…

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SEE PICS: Anushka Sharma visits injured Virat Kohli in Bangalore : Gossip, News

SEE PICS: Anushka Sharma visits injured Virat Kohli in Bangalore Photos of Anushka Sharma visiting Virat Kohli in Bangalore are going viral on social media. It’s currently Indian Premiere League (IPL) season and although Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli is currently unable to play because of a shoulder injury, his ladylove Anushka Sharma flew down to Bangalore to be by his side. The much loved couple’s photos went viral on social media, and Virushka, the moniker that is given to the couple, began trending again. Speculation is rife that Anushka is there to cheer for her beau,…

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Viral army prom pictures of this couple who met on a dating app are too delightful for words : People, News

Viral army prom photos of this couple who met on a dating app are too wonderful for words For those who are yet to find the real love of their life, be prepared to shed some tears. Picture courtesy: Instagram/Maxisms For a world yet to accept the normalcy around members of the LGBTQ community, Max Emerson and sweetheart Andres Camilo Hernandez are simply the hope one requires today.Emerson, a YouTube vlogger and underwear model, recently published a photo with his partner, Andres Camilo, and broke the internet for reasonable reasons. This photo featuring Emerson and Camilo wasn’t a daily…

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10 Reasons Why Childhood BFFs Are The Best No Drama Friends

The friends you make before you teenage are probably the only ones who understand everything about your lives. Right from teenage tantrums to failed relationships, insane family troubles, and your all-leather style expression, they know everything; and better yet, they are still ready to be seen with you in public. If you have a youth friend who is still in touch with you, consider yourself lucky because there is something about those early relationships that manages to make it through, regardless of what life throws our method. They quite much remain one of your finest pals for life just…

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Throwback Thursday: 5 times Indian television attempted a Nishabd, and almost succeeded : What’s hot, News

Throwback Thursday: 5 times Indian television attempted a Nishabd, and almost succeeded Before Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaage, we had Astitva Ek Prem Kahani and Kuch Toh Log Kahenge.  A poster of the show. Picture courtesy: YouTube A new show called Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaage recently premiered on Sony Entertainment Television, and it has been able to grasp the attention of the viewers because of its unusual storyline—a love story about a 42 year-old man and a 21-year-old woman. But in case you were wondering, this is not the first time that Indian TV has attempted to present…

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Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM, 128GB storage launched : News, News

Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM, 128GB storage launched Samsung recently launched the flagships of the year – Galaxy S8 and S8+. Both the devices are already up for pre-registration in India, this indicates that the India launch of the smartphones is in the pipeline. However, Samsung still has to confirm on the launch date. The smartphones were initially announced only in one variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. However, Samsung now unveils a new variant of the Galaxy S8+, which comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage and can be further expanded…

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Samsung Galaxy A7 vs OnePlus 3T: It’s a fight between David and Goliath : Features, News

The premium mid-range segment is a highly competitive segment currently ruled by the OnePlus 3T, which offers high end specification and features at an incredibly competitive price. Samsung has just given the Galaxy A7 a comprehensive makeover, with a stunning new design and better specifications. Ever since the OnePlus 3T’s launch, it has been compared against a plethora of Android smartphones and has rarely ever met its match. Will Samsung’s updated mid-range flagship be able to give it a run for its money? Let’s find out. Design: Premium all around The story of the Galaxy A7 is not really…

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Madhya Pradesh: Anti-liquor campaign led by women turns violent; vehicles, shops torched : India, News

Madhya Pradesh: Anti-liquor campaign led by women turns violent; vehicles, shops torched In a span of 24 hours, two separate incidents of violence by anti-liquor squads were reported in Burhanpur and Raisen districts of Madhya Pradesh The anti-liquor campaign in Madhya Pradesh is taking a violent turn with protesters torching vehicles and liquor shops. In a span of 24 hours, two separate incidents of violence by anti-liquor squads were reported in Burhanpur and Raisen districts. Led mostly by women, people in various parts of the state have been protesting against liquor shops and demanding a total prohibition in Madhya…

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Sony Xperia XZs Vs Xperia XZ: To slow-mo or not to slow-mo is the question : Features, News

Sony launched the Xperia XZ in India in October last year. In April 2017, it launched the Xperia XZs, a phone that takes many visible cues from the Xperia XZ, but adds changes so drastic you would want to question the very existence of its predecessor. So much so, that you would want to question the very existence of the Xperia XZ in the first place. A lot of these changes that Sony has made have to do with the camera. It’s a pint-sized RX100 IV, the Xperia XZs. Just like the RX100 IV, Sony’s Xperia XZs can theoretically…

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Why Shah Rukh Khan Titled His Company as Red Chillies

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan shared interesting trivia as to why he named his movie and VFX making company Red Chillies Entertainment. In an interview with the Hindustan Times, the actor said: “Juhi (Chawla) once asked me, ‘Why have you titled your company, Red Chillies?’ And I was like, ‘just in case movie-making fails, I’ll open a restaurant by the same name as of my company. Red Chillies Restaurant toh chalega hi.” But, he didn’t need a Plan B to start with. The Badshah actor’s company co-produces most of the movies he stars in –  like Dear Zindagi and…

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IPL 2017: Yuvraj Singh riding high on confidence of successful comeback : News, News

Several eyebrows were raised when Yuvraj Singh was recalled into the limited-overs teams for the ODI and T20 series against England earlier this year. But Virat Kohli, who had just taken over the reins from MS Dhoni, was adamant – he wanted his talisman with him as he sought to scale bigger heights. () And Yuvraj, the hero of 2007 and 2011, repaid his captain’s faith with a scintillating 150 as India took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the ODIs in Cuttack. There were some more fireworks as India sealed the T20 series in Bengaluru a few days later….

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Babri demolition case: CBI to press for restoration of criminal conspiracy charges against Advani, 19 others : Mail Today, News

Highlights Thousands of people died in sectarian violence after Hindu activists razed the mosque. Advani and other leaders were freed by a court in Raebareli of conspiracy charges. The SC in March suggested an out-of-court settlement to resolve the dispute. The CBI will press for restoration of criminal conspiracy charges against BJP veteran LK Advani and 19 other top party and RSS leaders when a crucial Babri Masjid demolition case comes up before the Supreme Court on Thursday. Other important names on the list of 20 are Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and Vinay Katiyar. Thousands of…

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MAHINDRA PARTNERS AND EIGHT ROADS VENTURES LEAD $21 MILLION SERIES B ROUND IN MEDWELL VENTURES

Medwell Ventures Private Limited, the operator of Nightingales specialty home healthcare services in India, today announced a $21 million Series B investment round led by Mahindra Partners with participation from existing investors, Eight Roads Ventures and US-based F-Prime Capital Partners, alongside early angel investors and the founders. This is the first investment by Mahindra Partners in the healthcare sector, where the company intends to have a greater participation going forward. The Nightingales Home Healthcare business has grown rapidly from a single branch in Bangalore in 2014 to 13 branches across 4 cities with a full-time team of over 1000…

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