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Unnoticed by most, on 8 May 2015, the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal announced a compensation scheme for farmers under the name ‘Gajendra Singh Kisan Sahayata Yojana’. The scheme offers financial relief to distressed farmers of Delhi whose crops have been damaged due to unseasonal rains over Delhi region. For farmers whose crop damage is over 70%, the compensation offered by the Delhi Government is Rs 20,000 per acre and Rs 14,000 per acre [...]

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The recent stand-off between Nestle – the manufacturer of Maggi noodles – and the Food Safety and Drug Administration (FDA) in Uttar Pradesh has once again brought to the foreground the issue of safety of packaged food. Instant noodles – Maggi being one of the brands – have faced a host of allegations over the years. In 2014, there was a chain email doing rounds that instant noodles are coated with a layer of wax, [...]

Tanu Weds Manu Returns Movie

Release Date: 22nd May 2015 Starring: Kangana Ranaut, R.Madhavan, Swara Bhaskar, Eijaz Khan, Deepak Dobriyal, Jimmy Shergill Directed by: Anand. L. Rai Music: Krsna Solo, Tanishk-Vayu Duration: 2 hours Making a sequel of a blockbuster film that is already a complete package requires a lot of conviction. Gladly, director Anand. L. Rai had all his ideas in place and decided to delight the audience with the madness of Tanu Weds Manu all over again. Plot: [...]

Lucknow Expressway - The Road Runway

On 21 May 2015, for the first time, the Indian Air Force successfully landed a Mirage 2000 fighter jet on the Yamuna Expressway, near Mathura. So why was the Indian Air Force forced to land a fighter on an expressway? Well, it was not a forced but a strategic decision to carry out an exercise as a first step towards using an existing road network as an alternate landing and take-off facility for military aircraft [...]

IPL 8 - Who will win

As the Indian Premier League (IPL) 8 is coming to an end, we witnessed a number of interesting, exciting and terrific matches among the top teams vying for the title. The magnanimous Mumbai Indians (MI) stormed into the IPL-8 final with a 25-run victory over Chennai Super Kings during the first qualifier playoff of IPL-8 in Mumbai. As Harbhajan Singh seemed in full form giving trouble to the CSK batting order and eventually picking wickets [...]

About Robert Vadra

Robert Vadra, husband of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and son-in-law of (late) Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, is by now a well-known name across the country. Often in news for the wrong reasons, he is mockingly referred to as ‘damadji’ (which means son-in-law) by his detractors despite having remained only in the sidelines of the country’s political scenario. Here are 10 things you may or not know about Robert Vadra: 1. Unsuitable Son-in-law Robert Vadra met [...]

Bollywood Celebs who died too young

The most prized possessions are always lost too early! This gut-wrenching truth seems to be the reason behind the losses Bollywood has suffered due to the untimely death of some of most promising actors. The film industry has welcomed several young talents who have reigned the tinsel town with their captivating charm and great potential. While some of them are still glorifying the industry with their presence, there are those who bereaved us with their [...]

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In ancient times, India was referred to as the ‘Golden Bird’. Explorers came to our country in search of gold mines. While not many gold mines exist in the country now, India’s love affair with the yellow metal has remained unperturbed over the centuries. If anything, the average Indian’s obsession with the bullion has often jeopardised India’s trade deficit due to the high value of gold imports into the country. By end-2012, news reports declared [...]

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Narendra Modi recently went on a six-day three-nation tour in East Asia. His tour started with the visit to China that lasted from 14 to 16 May. The next stop on the itinerary was Mongolia where the Indian PM arrived on 17 May. The last port of call was South Korea. This is the first time that Modi visited China as a Prime Minister. This is also the first time in several years that an [...]