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Will Celebs who endorse sweets go to jail?

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Will Celebs who endorse sweets go to jail?

New Delhi: Bollywood stars and other celebs may be thrown into jail for five years if they endorse ‘politically incorrect ‘foods, or else they may have to cough up a whopping 50 lakhs in fine. It’s all in the name of ‘consumer protection’. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has recommended a complete ban […]

‘Seized cash’ in Police Stations: headache for cops!

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‘Seized cash’ in Police Stations: headache for cops!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move has an unexpected victim: the police department. Why? Because the police department literally has stacks and stacks of 500 and 1000 rupee notes in safes at their police stations. The ban on currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 has left the police confused. What is to be […]

After Demonetisation , what?

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After Demonetisation , what?

Taking the nation by surprise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night announced demonetisation of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 notes with effect from midnight, making these notes invalid in a major assault on black money, fake currency and corruption. In his first televised address to the nation, Mr. Modi said people holding notes of […]

Useful Info: Exchanging your 500/1000 rupee notes

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Useful Info: Exchanging your 500/1000 rupee notes

The incidence of fake Indian currency notes in higher denomination has increased. For ordinary persons, the fake notes look similar to genuine notes, even though no security feature has been copied. The fake notes are used for anti-national and illegal activities. High denomination notes have been misused by terrorists and for hoarding black money. India […]

China-South Asia freight line launched

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China-South Asia freight line launched

On Sunday, the green flag waved for the inaugural run of the China-South Asia freight service. It’s a great boost for trade links. Operation of the first China-South Asia international freight route is officially underway from Sunday, linking Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, and Katmandu in Nepal. Following the launch of regular service on […]

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Why Cardinals see red over Golden Arches at Vatican

A MacDonald’s opening at the Vatican and the red caps are certainly NOT lovin’ it! Opponents of what would be the first McDonald’s restaurant to open in a Vatican building within sight of St Peter’s Square has been boosted by a group of cardinals living above the proposed site. While local residents have been aghast […]

Is China nudging Pakistan to ‘clean up’ ?

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Is China nudging Pakistan to ‘clean up’ ?

China has been quietly hinting to Pakistan that it has to get its act together on terrorism, otherwise it might have to rethink its position, according to a report in Asia Times. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,  seems to have finally realized that Pakistan cannot fully reap the benefits of CPEC(China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) if eastern […]

Japanese business embraces LGBT Community

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Japanese business embraces LGBT Community

Long before the term LGBT came into vogue, Japan went its own way regarding gender definitions, before the Meiji restoration in the 19th Century opened Japan to Western ideas and concepts, including a more Victorian attitude towards sex roles. Victorian attitudes are  changing rapidly in Japan, led by big business seeking to tap into the […]

Chinese mobile sales through the roof in festive India

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Chinese mobile sales through the roof in festive India

The Chinese are fast learners! After two years of its stay in India, Xiaomi has learned a thing or two about the country’s  festive season. The Chinese company sold over 500,000 smartphones in India between Oct. 1 and Oct. 3, it said Wednesday. That’s two phones sold every second. The milestone comes as e-commerce giants […]

King of Good Times to remain in the UK

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King of Good Times to remain in the UK

The United Kingdom has declined to deport Liquor baron and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Mallya and asked the Government of India to account for extradition. While acknowledging the seriousness of allegations against Mr. Mallya, and expressing their intent to assist the Indian government,they’re not handing him back to India in a hurry. “They have asked […]

Jewellers miffed at PM Modi?

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Jewellers miffed at PM Modi?

NEW DELHI : Are the new moves of the Indian government straining the BJP ties with its core voter base? Some observers think so. For three generations, Mr Kumar Jain’s family of gold traders in Bombay (Mumbai) have been among the staunchest supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, the BJP. Now they’re having second […]

India and Africa need each other for mutual gain

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India and Africa need each other for mutual gain

Fifty four African countries will participate in the third India-Africa Forum Summit to be held in New Delhi later this month. The IAFS is expected to result in a deeper engagement between India and Africa. Today, India and Africa need each other more than ever before. Out of 189 countries, only 63 are expected to […]

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