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A woman abducts in-relation lover at gunpoint from his wedding

They say art imitates life, which is why it isn't unusual that quite a few Bollywood masala movies show grooms kidnap brides from the wedding mandap. Breaking the mold, an incident in Hamirpur district's Maudaha city is creating waves, after a young woman abducted the groom from his wedding, at gunpoint.

The film Baahubali 2 The film panders to feudal worship

Converting a story into a visual narrative is the essence of film-making. This translation is also arguably the most difficult part of making a film. In the case of science fiction (SF) or fantasy films, this process is both more difficult as well as easier. It is easier because many times films literally show what is said in a story. 

Govt. does not have authority to prevent eating food of choice:High Court

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to renew licences of legally operated abattoirs in the state.The court also directed the state government to issue new licences to slaughterhouses if they fulfilled the conditions laid down under the rules.

Baby burden for working women

Increasing expenditure together with the need to devote more time and energy both in taking care of parents and raising kids are key reasons why as many as 35 per cent working mothers in urban India avoid considering a second child, noted a just-concluded random survey conducted by ASSOCHAM Social Development Foundation.

Misbehaving on flight could attract lifetime ban on flying

Unruly behaviour on a flight — or even with airline staff on ground — from June 30 could mean a ban on flying for anywhere from three months to a lifetime. The aviation ministry Friday presented the draft rules which puts unruly behaviour into three broad categories and grounding periods.

Hoping for stable marriages, foreigners go for local boys

Most of these 'videshi' brides have adapted to local customs and they happily sport bindis and wear sarees. They have also learnt to cook Indian meals

'3000 porn websites blocked'

The government informed Parliament on Wednesday that it had blocked 3,000 websites which hosted pornographic content. 
In a written reply in Lok Sabha, the information technology ministry said "most of the child pornographic websites are hosted from outside India".

Increasing number of single women adopting children in India

With growing awareness and changing social mores, the trend of single women coming forward to adopt children is growing in India, government figures indicate. Since August 2015, when new adoption guidelines were introduced that made online registration mandatory for parents wanting to adopt, 412 single women have registered with the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), an autonomous body under the women and child development (WCD) ministry that monitors and regulates adoption of Indian children.

Prohibition in Bihar has raised “Gross Domestic Happiness” level says state Govt affidavit in Supreme Court

If the Nitish Kumar government is to be believed, prohibition has turned Bihar into the land of law-abiding people and industrious milk drinkers. Its 'Gross Domestic Happiness' has increased, which will translate into enhanced human resource potential, the state government has informed the Supreme Court.

India world’s 7th wealthiest country, ahead of Australia, Canada: New World Wealth Report

India was ranked seventh among top 10 wealthiest countries in the world, according to a report by New World Wealth. The United States topped the chart. With a total individual wealth of $5,600 billion, India stood at No. 7 in the list, ahead of Canada ($4,700 billion), Australia ($4,500 billion) and Italy ($4,400 billion), which came in at 8th, 9th and 10th slots, respectively.

Want a fat salary? Go for a PhD

NEW YORK : Doing a PhD may require you to invest a few extra years in education, but the degree can help you earn higher-than-average salaries, new research suggests.

Every child has a right to live: Dia Mirza

MUMBAI : Actress-producer Dia Mirza who is actively associated with many social causes recently became the torchbearer for Genesis Foundation. The agenda of this organization is to spread the positive message ‘Giving life a chance’ by aiding children in need of medical help.

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