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Monthly archives: July 2018

Govt slashes minimum deposit for Sukanya Samriddhi account to Rs 250

The government has slashed the minimum annual deposit requirement for accounts under the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana to Rs 250 from Rs 1,000 earlier, a move that will enable more number of people to take advantage of the girl child savings scheme. The government has amended the Sukanya Samriddhi Account Rules, 2016, to state that the minimum initial deposit to open the account would be Rs 250. The minimum deposit that […]

‘Few lines you should not cross and a few that help you cross’: Mumbai Police’s wordplay is winning hearts

Time and again, the Twitter handle of Mumbai Police comes up with creative and interactive ways to increase awareness about various issues among people. This time too, they have tactfully managed to impress tweeple with their wordplay. “There are a few lines you should not cross and a few that help you cross- both if followed, keep you safe #RoadSafety,” read the latest tweet along with a picture of a […]

Cloves For Acidity: This Simple Remedy Will Keep Tummy Troubles At Bay

There are times when you’ve had tea on an empty stomach or had a hearty meal and felt a burn in your tummy, which further results in heartburn and acid reflux – we all have faced the problem at some point. Eating spicy foods, irregular eating habits, stress, lesser physical activity and drinking alcohol may cause acidity. It happens when stomach acid or bile flows in your food pipe and […]

 
 
 

World War II meets zombie apocalypse: Overlord trailer

The JJ Abrams-produced film is a World War II flick, but with a supernatural twist. There is a lot going on in the two-and-a-half-minute long trailer of Overlord. The trailer opens with a shot of a number of fighter planes in the air, and you immediately sense that something terrible is going to happen here. Overlord stars Jovan Adepo, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbæk, Iain De Caestecker and John Magaro in […]

The 'Bleeding' Issue: Sabarimala Temple Ban for Women!

The Supreme Court asked why women cannot be allowed to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. The court said women cannot be denied entry into the temple as per Constitution of India. Lot of readers requested me to write about it. The arguments that aired for and against ban on women were really funny, illogical and unscientific. So, let’s first separate the facts and fiction. “Archaic discrimination in Sabarimala temple” […]

GST slashed: Sanitary pads, footwear, small TVs among 100 items impacted

In a big relief for millions of consumers, the Centre on Saturday conceded to a year-long demand and slashed GST rates on a wide range of daily use appliances and products. The announcement in this regard was made by Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal following a meeting of the GST Council, which decided to reduce tax rates on a wide range of daily use appliances and products. “GST Council cuts […]

 
 
 

Netflix's original series "Nightflyers" trailer

In the nearly two-minute-long trailer of Netflix’s original series Nightflyers, a spaceship breaks down, people’s lives are in danger, and creepy things take place on the spaceship because the series is based on the novella by Games of Thrones writer George R R Martin. Nightflyers stars Gretchen Mol as Dr. Agatha Matheson alongside Eoin Macken as Karl D’Branin, David Ajala as Roy Eris, Sam Strike as Thale, Maya Eshet as […]

New travel destination, here’s why it’s the best time to visit Cuba

A little more than a year ago, things were looking rosy for Cuban entrepreneurs in the burgeoning tourism hubs of Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Those with culinary training were opening ambitious paladars and employing large numbers of locals to chop, sauté, wash, and bus tables. Classic car owners were polishing their 1954 Chevys and leveraging them to start tour companies. And artists—fashion designers, jewellers, painters, sculptors—were taking commissions from art […]

 
 
 

Watch :Action-packed "Robin Hood" trailer

The English folklore of Robin Hood and his Merry Men gets a dark makeover in the Jamie Foxx and Kingsman actor Taron Egerton starrer. The film has been directed by Otto Bathurst and written by Ben Chandler and David James Kelly. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way has produced the film with Safehouse Pictures in association with Thunder Road Films. Robin Hood will release in cinemas on 21 November. Please follow and […]

Taj Mahal: Which attracts up to 70,000 visitors a day, is crumbling

IN THE past 350 years the Taj Mahal has successfully contended with attacks, robberies and neglect. But the stunning marble mausoleum in Agra, northern India, is struggling to cope with its modern-day enemies: toxic air and filthy water. Commissioned by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj once had a pearly white exterior. This has changed, in part if not in whole, […]