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P Chidambaram on GST: It's no tryst with destiny, there was no need for a midnight celebration
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P Chidambaram on GST: It's no tryst with destiny, there was no need for a midnight celebration

The seven, or possibly more, rates are a mockery of the current GST regime, says former finance minister P Chidambaram

Ticket sold in California wins Powerball lottery jackpot worth $448.7 million
World

Ticket sold in California wins Powerball lottery jackpot worth $448.7 million

One ticket sold in California matched all the winning numbers drawn on Saturday for the Powerball jackpot that soared to an estimated $448.7 million.

Three men father 96 children: Pakistan's skyrocketing population negates economic gains
World

Three men father 96 children: Pakistan's skyrocketing population negates economic gains

Three men who have fathered 96 children among them are doing their bit for Pakistan's skyrocketing population, which is being counted for the first time in 19 years.

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Donald Trump swoops in to take credit for Qatar isolation; calls his visit to Saudi a success
World

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Donald Trump swoops in to take credit for Qatar isolation; calls his visit to Saudi a success

US President Donald Trump has claimed credit for the pressure being placed on Qatar by Gulf neighbours who accuse it of supporting terrorism in the region.

UK Election 2017: Far-Right UKIP promises to ban burqas since they 'prevent intake of essential Vitamin D'
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UK Election 2017: Far-Right UKIP promises to ban burqas since they 'prevent intake of essential Vitamin D'

The far-right UK Independence Party (UKIP) has pledged in its general election manifesto to ban the burqas or the full face veils in public places, citing among others a bizarre reason that they "prevent intake of essential vitamin D from sunlight".

Six Kerala youths detained and quizzed by ATS for 8 hours as fellow train passengers mistook 'Bombay' for 'bomb'
India

Six Kerala youths detained and quizzed by ATS for 8 hours as fellow train passengers mistook 'Bombay' for 'bomb'

It was their accent that landed six men from Kerala in the soup yesterday as some passengers in a CST-bound local train mistook their pronunciation of "Bombay" as "bombs" and approached the RPF, a senior officer said.

RSS' plans for sanskari super babies involves sex but only at times decided by planets
India

RSS' plans for sanskari super babies involves sex but only at times decided by planets

It seems that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) has been focusing some of its energies on creating the ‘perfectly customised child’ with ‘uttam santati’ (sanskars of the highest order).

CM Yogi Adityanath declares Uttar Pradesh a vegetarian state
Politics

CM Yogi Adityanath declares Uttar Pradesh a vegetarian state

After his crackdown on abattoirs resulting in closing down of scores of them, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has declared UP a vegetarian state

King Cobra drinking water: After video goes viral, conservationist cautions against charming snakes with human hospitality
India

King Cobra drinking water: After video goes viral, conservationist cautions against charming snakes with human hospitality

Have you ever seen a cobra drink water from a bottle? It happened. It probably shouldn't have.

MEA software glitch: In embarrassing goof-up, deceased persons told to repatriate their own bodies
India

MEA software glitch: In embarrassing goof-up, deceased persons told to repatriate their own bodies

An automated and reportedly an “unnoticed technical glitch” from Madad system, the MEA’s official grievance portal, is sending official greetings addressing the deceased Indian migrant workers.

HC says ridiculing wife's cooking is not cruelty: Here are some of the other cruel observations
India

HC says ridiculing wife's cooking is not cruelty: Here are some of the other cruel observations

Taunting a wife and ridiculing her lacking of English speaking skills don't amount to cruelty under law, says a recent Bombay High Court ruling granting bail to a man charged with the abetment of suicide and showing cruelty to his wife.

It's not enough to lock doors, hide cash in Noida; even pizza is not safe out in the open
India

It's not enough to lock doors, hide cash in Noida; even pizza is not safe out in the open

It's not just personal safety, money, jewellery that one has to worry about in Noida. Turns out, even pizzas are not spared.

Facebook blocks photo of Neptune statue for being 'sexually explicit'
World

Facebook blocks photo of Neptune statue for being 'sexually explicit'

Facebook has blocked photograph of a 16th-century statue of Neptune posted by an Italian art historian, claiming it as "sexually explicit", but the social media giant later apologised saying the censorship was a mistake.

Asif Karadia to return to Pakistan? After spending 49 years in India, he might be deported
India

Asif Karadia to return to Pakistan? After spending 49 years in India, he might be deported

Asif Karadia, a 51-year-old Pakistani national, was denied long-term visa extension by the Bombay High Court on Wednesday. Karadia, whose parents are India, is not a tourist in the country, but has been living in India for the last 49 years.

Love in the time of Donald Trump: Dating sites for the politically passionate
World

Love in the time of Donald Trump: Dating sites for the politically passionate

The encounter had seemed promising enough, but the couple brought together by an online dating site failed to connect because of one glaring, irreconcilable difference: He was a Donald Trump supporter, she was not.

Meet Kali and Vedan from a snake-catching tribe from Tamil Nadu that saves lives
India

Meet Kali and Vedan from a snake-catching tribe from Tamil Nadu that saves lives

Since it began in the 1970s, the Irula snake-catchers' cooperative on the outskirts of the southern city of Chennai has revolutionised the treatment of snake-bites in India

'Heil Trump': Donald Trump's 'alt-right' white nationalist supporters invoke Nazi salute
World

'Heil Trump': Donald Trump's 'alt-right' white nationalist supporters invoke Nazi salute

On Saturday at the end of his annual conference on the alt-right movement, he said: "Hail Trump, hail our people, hail our victory!"

Every dog has its day: Panchayat members hand over memorandum to dog to protest against DM
India

Every dog has its day: Panchayat members hand over memorandum to dog to protest against DM

Members of a panchayat in Madhya Pradesh's Panna district showed their anger against the District Magistrate – who refused to meet them to hear their complaint of misbehaviour against an officer – by handing over the memorandum to a dog.

Why Shivraj Singh Chouhan didn't want to get his 'soos' and 'saks' wet
Politics

Why Shivraj Singh Chouhan didn't want to get his 'soos' and 'saks' wet

But Shivraj Singh Chouhan chose to be carried by other humans. Maybe, he thought the waters would part for him like they did for Moses.

Miami: Six-year-old boy brutally beats infant sister to death while mom shops
World

Miami: Six-year-old boy brutally beats infant sister to death while mom shops

A six-year-old boy beat to death his 13-day-old sister after their mother left them alone in her van for more than half an hour in Miami, Florida, police said.