• Four-bedroom home in Hong Kong goes on sale for ₹3,200 crore

    Four-bedroom home in Hong Kong goes on sale for ₹3,200 crore
    Published Date : 21-Sep-2018 12:48:31IST

    A four-bedroom house in the exclusive Peak neighbourhood of Hong Kong has been listed on sale for $446 million (over ₹3,200 crore). If sold, the two-storey mansion could become the most expensive home in the world. Notably, Villa Les Cedres, a 188-year-old, 14-bedroom mansion in the south of France, was listed for $409 million last year (over ₹2,930 crore).

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  • Sreesanth may have to pay ₹50 lakh if he quits Bigg Boss

    Sreesanth may have to pay ₹50 lakh if he quits Bigg Boss
    Published Date : 20-Sep-2018 11:20:11IST

    Banned Indian cricketer S Sreesanth will reportedly be fined ₹50 lakh if he quits reality show ‘Bigg Boss 12’ midway. In Tuesday’s episode, Sreesanth was involved in an argument with co-contestant Somi Khan, during which the cricketer said that she had a bad upbringing. He then threatened to leave the show, while other contestants tried talking to him.

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  • Pope says sex is a gift from God, slams pornography

    Pope says sex is a gift from God, slams pornography
    Published Date : 19-Sep-2018 12:03:28IST

    Sex is not a taboo but a “gift from God” which is designed to show love and to create life, Pope Francis has said while slamming pornography as part of an “industry of lies”. Further, the pontiff urged young Catholics to protect their sexuality from pornography and other temptations that separate sex from love.

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  • Sania leaves social media temporarily ahead of India-Pak ODI

    Sania leaves social media temporarily ahead of India-Pak ODI
    Published Date : 19-Sep-2018 12:00:57IST

    Ahead of today’s India-Pakistan ODI, Indian tennis player Sania Mirza, who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, announced she wouldn’t be using social media for a few days citing trolls. “[T]he amount of nonsense that’s gonna be said here can make a ‘regular’ person sick, let alone a pregnant one,” she tweeted. “[I]t’s only a cricket match,” she added.

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  • Baba Ramdev offers to sell petrol, diesel at Rs 35 litre

    Baba Ramdev offers to sell petrol, diesel at Rs 35 litre
    Published Date : 18-Sep-2018 11:53:09IST

    Patanjali Ayurved founder and popular yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday claimed he could sell petrol and diesel at Rs 35-40 per litre if the government allows him. Speaking at NDTV’s youth conclave yesterday, the yoga guru said: “If the government lets me, and gives some relief in tax, I can give petrol, diesel to India at Rs 35-40 per litre.” He also stressed on the point that fuel needs to be brought under GST, adding that it should not fall under the 28 per cent bracket.

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  • Robots will take over 52% of work by 2025

    Robots will take over 52% of work by 2025
    Published Date : 18-Sep-2018 9:36:02IST

    Robots will handle 52% of current work tasks by 2025, almost twice as many as now, a World Economic Forum study said on Monday. The increase could also see a net gain in “new roles” for humans, who will have to revamp skills to keep pace with the “seismic shift” in how we work with machines and computer programmes. “By 2025, more than half of all current workplace tasks will be performed by machines as opposed to 29% today,” a statement by the Swiss non-profit organisation said.

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  • Unsafe shortcut may have led to T’gana bus accident: Police

    Unsafe shortcut may have led to T’gana bus accident: Police
    Published Date : 12-Sep-2018 3:53:43IST

    A senior police officer has said the bus accident in Telangana on Tuesday, which killed at least 57 people, may have been caused by factors like a dangerous shortcut and the bus being overcrowded. The authorities had earlier put barricades to discourage buses from taking the road where the accident took place, but it was removed due to public pressure.

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  • BCCI reveals salaries; Ravi gets ₹2 cr as advance payment

    BCCI reveals salaries; Ravi gets ₹2 cr as advance payment
    Published Date : 11-Sep-2018 3:19:45IST

    BCCI paid India head coach Ravi Shastri ₹2 crore as advance fees for coaching services for the period from July 18 to October 17, the board’s monthly list of payments revealed. Further, captain Virat Kohli received ₹1.25 crore, which includes match fees from South Africa tour and portion of prize money India received for being the number one Test team.

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  • 10 people shot at apartment complex in US

    10 people shot at apartment complex in US
    Published Date : 03-Sep-2018 9:05:36IST

    At least 10 people were shot at an apartment complex in the US state of California on Sunday, police said. The shooting took place in a common area of the complex which is situated in the San Bernardino city. The police added that three victims were in an “extremely” critical condition and no suspect has been taken into custody yet.

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  • Sania Mirza’s tennis dream

    Sania Mirza’s tennis dream
    Published Date : 03-Sep-2018 12:31:28IST

    Ace Indian player Sania Mirza says she wants to give back to the world through tennis. She has been honoured by Sony YAY! as part of their flagship Teachers’ Day initiative ‘Heroes Behind The Heroes’. The initiative honours and recognises the hard work put in by the teachers of global icons from diverse fields. “So honoured to win this award.. giving back through tennis is something that I could only dream of and I feel so blessed to make a small difference,” Sania said in a statement to media.

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  • PV Sindhu wins India’s first Asian Games silver in badminton

    PV Sindhu wins India’s first Asian Games silver in badminton
    Published Date : 28-Aug-2018 1:51:14IST

    World number three PV Sindhu lost to world number one Tai Tzu-ying in the women’s singles final on Tuesday to bag India’s first-ever silver medal in badminton at Asian Games. Sindhu, playing in her fifth final of 2018, lost the match with a scoreline of 13-21, 16-21. Saina Nehwal had won bronze medal in the event.

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  • Andhra: Drunk youth rapes 68-year-old woman

    Andhra: Drunk youth rapes 68-year-old woman
    Published Date : 27-Aug-2018 11:17:29IST

    In a shocking incident, a 20-year-old youth allegedly raped a 68-year-old woman at her residence in Kalavapamula village of Vuyyur mandal in Krishna district on Monday. The accused was identified as K Satish (20) from the same village. According to Vuyyur police, the incident happened late Sunday night and came to light on Monday after the sexagenarian lodged a complaint with the police. Cops said that they had immediately traced and arrested him from his residence.

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  • ₹10 crore scam busted in Hyderabad

    ₹10 crore scam busted in Hyderabad
    Published Date : 25-Aug-2018 7:03:11IST

    Hyderabad Police has arrested five fraudsters involved in a cryptocurrency scam, where over 1,200 investors had invested around ₹10 crore. Police said 10 FIRs were registered in the name of the prime accused, G Ramesh, founder of Coinx Trading. Police seized four land documents, two cars, nine mobiles, and other properties totalling ₹1.8 crore bought with the money.

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  • Warm room temperatures may help lower BP

    Warm room temperatures may help lower BP
    Published Date : 24-Aug-2018 10:11:15IST

    Turning up the thermostat may help manage hypertension, according to a study that has found a link between indoor temperatures and blood pressure. Comparing BP readings of people in their own homes with temperature readings, the researchers found that lower indoor temperatures were associated with higher BP. “Our research has helped to explain the higher rates of hypertension, as well as potential increases in deaths from stroke and heart disease, in the winter months, suggesting indoor temperatures should be taken more seriously,” said Stephen Jivraj, from University College London.

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  • Mini Tirumala to come up in Amaravati

    Mini Tirumala to come up in Amaravati
    Published Date : 24-Aug-2018 10:02:20IST

    A mini Tirumala spread over 25 acres will come up at Amaravati. On Thursday, officials of TTD presented the model of the temple to CM Chandrababu Naidu. The temple, which will be constructed at Ananthavaram vilage in Amaravati will be a mix of Pallava, Chola, Chalukya and Vijayanagara architecture and will strictly adhere to Aagama and Vaastu Shastras. The presentation by TTD officials took place during the review of the CRDA here on Thursday. The TTD had long ago bought the land for the temple from the CRDA.

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