Charu Rohatgi, who played Parineeti Chopra’s mother in Ishaqzaade, passes away

Bollywood and TV actor Charu Rohatgi passed away Monday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra tweeted her condolence message. Charu Rohatgi played Parineeti Chopra’s mother in Ishaqzaade.

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RIP Charu Rohatgi ma’am. You were the most loving mother in Ishaqzaade and an amazing woman to work with. May your family have the strength to cope with this loss. Will never forget you!!!

 Charu Rohatgi was a known face on the small screen as well. She played Barun Sobti’s grandmother in popular show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon. Not only this, she was an integral part of soaps like Pratigya and Uttaran.

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Only those Muslims will stay in India who assimilate into Hindu culture: BJP MLA

In a controversial remark, a BJP MLA from this district has said that once India becomes a “Hindu rashtra”, only those Muslims will stay in the country who assimilate into the Hindu culture.

“There are a very few Muslims who are patriotic. Once India becomes a Hindu rashtra (Hindu nation), Muslims who assimilate into our culture will stay in India. Those who will not are free to take asylum in any other country,” Bairia MLA Surendra Singh told reporters here last night.

BJP MLA  also claimed that by 2024, India would become a Hindu nation

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He also claimed that by 2024, India would become a Hindu nation.

Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an “avatar purush” (reincarnation of a deity), Singh said, “As the RSS completes 100 years in 2025, by 2024, India will become a Hindu rashtra. By the grace of god, India is going to be a global superpower thanks to the leadership of Modi and Continue reading

NRI stuck at Delhi Airport for 3 days after a flyer to Canada takes his passport

A Bahrain-bound NRI has been stranded at the Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport for the past three days after his handbag containing his passport was mistakenly taken away by a passenger to Canada.

Satyendra Singh said he arrived in Delhi from Lucknow on Saturday and was in transit to Bahrain.

Satyendra Singh, a US national who works in Bahrain, had come to meet his parents who live in Lucknow.

“On Saturday afternoon, I reached Delhi and went for security check to catch the international flight. The queue was long so I put my handbag in the scanner. By the time I reached for check and crossed it, I could not find
my bag. I informed the security, who checked the CCTV footage and found that another passenger took the bag and boarded the Air Canada flight. The flight had already departed by then,” said Singh, a US national, working in Bahrain. The Canada-bound passenger had reportedly taken Singh’s bag leaving his own behind. Continue reading

Haryana shamed: 10-year-old brutalised, 11-year-old gang-raped

Four rapes, mostly of minors, in the last four days in Haryana have raised serious questions about women’s safety in the northern state.

The assaults on women and girls — and mutilation of their private parts, in some cases — remind of the brutal gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student in Delhi in December 2016 that led to a huge uproar across the country. Delhi was then called the rape capital of the country.

For Haryana, which has been known for a very poor sex ratio, the incidents come at a time when the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government announced that the number of girls born in the state had touched an all-time high of 914 per 1,000 boys in 2017. Continue reading

Rs 20 lakh tax-free gratuity to employees soon if Lok Sabha passes new bill

The Payment of Gratuity Amendment Bill 2017 is likely to be passed in the forthcoming budget session of Parliament, which will make formal sector workers eligible for tax free Rs 20 lakh gratuity.

The Lok Sabha will take up the Payment of Gratuity Amendment Bill 2017 during the budget session.

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At present, formal sector workers with five or more years of service are eligible for Rs 10 lakh tax-free gratuity after leaving job or at time of superannuation.

“The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 will be passed in the budget session of Parliament, expected to begin by the end of this month,” a source said.

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PASSPORT MAY NO LONGER BE VALID PROOF OF ADDRESS

 Passports may no longer be valid proof of address for a simple reason: they may not have the current last page with the address of the passport holder if the ministry of external affairs goes ahead with a proposal it is considering.

An MEA spokesperson did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment but Surendera Kumar, under-secretary of policy and legal matters at the consular, passport and visa division of the ministry, confirmed that the change could happen when the “next series” of passports is being issued. “The decision to keep the last page of the passport blank has been taken” to protect

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10 richest men in history- Akbar was richer than gates

On January 10, India’s richest person Mukesh Ambani was ranked 20th in the list of wealthiest people in the Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index. Ambani with his $41.2 billion wealth ranking at No. 20 is of course, no mean feat. But picture this– there was an Indian emperor, long before our time, who actually features among 10 richest persons of all time.Money magazine in 2015 compiled a list of richest people of all time by taking an individual’s wealth and comparing it to the country’s GDP, apart from adjusting for inflation and speaking to hundreds of economists and historians. The study revealed that Emperor Akbar, the third of the Mughal rulers, had 25 per cent of the global GDP in his possession.

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Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd plans to create its own cyptocurrency, JioCoin

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd plans to create its own cyptocurrency, JioCoin. With Mukesh Ambani’s elder son Akash Ambani leading the project, the company plans to build a 50-member team of young professionals to work on blockchain technology, which can also be used to develop applications such as smart contracts and supply chain management logistics.

“The company plans to hire 50 professionals with average age of 25 years. There are multiple applications of blockchain (for the company). The team would work on various blockchain products,” a person familiar with the development said. Blockchain is a digital ledger for storing data but not limited to Continue reading

Arrested Jet Airways air hostess was part of global hawala racket

A woman flight attendant of Jet Airways has been arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly trying to smuggle out forex worth more than Rs 3 crore, with the agency on Tuesday saying that the accused was part of a major global hawala syndicate.

The crew member was part of a racket in which cash was being handed over to gang members in Hong Kong who would then smuggle in gold. pc:ht

The DRI officials intercepted the woman when she was on a flight to Hong Kong on Monday, the agency said in a statement.

“During examination of her checked in and hand baggage, US $4,80,200 wrapped in aluminium foil having a market value of Rs 3.25 crore, has been recovered,” it said.

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Couple with no children writes to President to allow ‘active euthanasia’

An elderly couple from Thakurdwar, near Charni Road, has written to the President’s office, seeking permission for “active euthanasia”, where a person is killed, usually by administering an overdose of pain-killers.

The couple, Iravati Lavate, 79, a retired school principal, and her husband Narayan, 86, a former government employee, have no major health problems.pc:Ht

The couple, Iravati Lavate, 79, a retired school principal, and her husband Narayan, 86, a former government employee, have no major health problems. However, the fear of falling terminally ill and of not being able to “contribute to society” has pushed them to write to the President to seek permission for “doctor-assisted death”, Continue reading