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Punjab politicians had the voters literally on a drug high. Not only liquor, the candidates in fray ensured that people get the drug of their choice. The drug menu on table during a fortnight long elections had a wide range -- from heroin, poppy seeds, drug power, intoxicating tablets to syrup.
How easily and widely the drugs and intoxicants were available during the state elections could be gauged from the election commission's seizure of drugs worth Rs 40 crore. The drugs seized, are normally, not more than 10-15 % percent of the total circulation.Read More................Drug fever high in Punjab elections
Bangalore: This is not to become one among the Rajinikanth jokes, but it's real. A website has been launched to honor, larger than-life, Indian film superstar that runs without an internet connection. Yes. You read it right.
www.allaboutrajni.com, is developed by Webchutney's creative director Gurbaksh Singh. As soon as visitors log onto this particular website, they get to read message that says, "He is no ordinary man, this is no ordinary website. It runs on Rajini Power." To proceed further into this specially designed website, the consumers must disconnect the internet connection as stated on the website. Read More................Rajinikanth website runs without internet! Not a joke
New Delhi: While all political parties in a bid to lure more voters are adopting unique strategies ahead of the Assembly elections, the BJP has made a unique addition to their manifesto in Uttarakhand. They have said that if elected back to power, the BJP will engage in the production of filtered Gau Mootra (cow urine) in the state. Read More................Cow urine to ensure BJP's victory in Madhya Pradesh polls?
Mumbai: An Indian teacher had a pleasant shock when he checked his bank balance recently. When Parijat Saha checked his bank balance online last Sunday, he least expected to find $10 billion in the account. Read More................Indian teacher shocked by his $10 billion bank balance
New Delhi: They could be Swarovski studded, they could match the bride’s trousseau, they could come in multiple folds and, yes, they might just cost Rs.100,000 (about $2,000) each. Welcome to the world of the big fat Indian wedding card! Read More................Twinkling, bejewelled Indian wedding cards - got one yet?
BANGALORE: Karnataka's legislators are literally getting ahead of technology. MLAs here have demandedthat each of them be given an iPad3 - which, incidentally, Apple is yet to launch.
The MLAs' demand comes in the wake of their counterparts in the legislative council receiving an iPad2 last month. More than Rs 35.17 lakh was spent to buy the 64GB gadgets, each worth Rs 46,900, for 75 MLCs. Buying iPads for the 225 MLAs will cost more than Rs 1.05 crore. Read More................Netas in game of one-upmanship, step into future
Nagpur: Trusting god to ensure party ticket for the coming civic polls in Maharashtra, many Congress hopefuls slipped their application forms in the donation boxes of famous temples here.
“The trend came to light when I went to the Ganesh Tekri temple here to offer prayers for my newly-born grandson,” said city Congress president Jayprakash Gupta.
“I was curious when the priest asked me about upcoming civic polls. When I asked him as to why he is so interested in the elections, he told me that he found eight to 10 copies of candidate’s forms in the donation box,” he said. Read More................Congress civic poll hopefuls ask God for party ticket!
RAJKOT: As part of age-old practice of branding kids in the supposed belief that it will cure them of their ailments, a two-and-a-half-year-old girl was branded twelve times on her abdomen in the remote Vagad village of Kutch district.
Kusum Koli, (name changed), who was suffering from cerebral malaria with septicemia, was branded 12 times on her abdomen by her parents on January 12 to cure their child of these diseases. However, the child's condition worsened and she fell unconscious and had to be brought to Gandhidham. Read More................Two-year-old girl branded 12 times in Kutch village
Kochi: A rude shock awaited passengers of an Alliance Air flight when they found the pilot had landed in Kochi though they were told they had reached their destination Kozhikode.
The Thiruvananthapuram-Kozhikode-Kochi-Agatti flight with 23 passengers landed here at 10.30 AM yesterday without proceeding to Kozhikode as the crew was likely to cross the Flight Duty Time Limit (FDTL) if it was operated on schedule, Air India sources said. Read More................Rude shock for passengers as pilot lands in wrong airport
BHOPAL: While Madhya Pradesh government is making all efforts to make the 'Surya Namaskar' exercise on Swami Vivekananda's birthday here tomorrow, a world record, Muslim leaders have opposed the move by issuing a fatwa against it.
Leaders of the minority community have termed the move as un-Islamic and equated it with idol-worship, which is prohibited in Islam. They also issued a fatwa in this regard yesterday which was also ratified by the Shahar Qazi, Sayyed Mushtaq Ali Nadvi. Read More................Fatwa issued against 'Surya Namaskar' in MP
Kendrapara (Odisha) : Students of a government primary school were allegedly forced to do toilet cleaning in a place under Pattamundai police station in Kendrapara district last week. Read More................'Students forced to do toilet cleaning in Odisha'
Jodhpur, A 70-year-old paralysed man on ventilator in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a government hospital here was allegedly attacked by rats who nibbled on his ears, nose, lips and cheeks while hospital staff slept, hospital sources said.
The authorities at the government hospital have launched an investigation into the incident. The man, whose identity was withheld, was unable to move due to paralysis when the incident took place early Tuesday at the Mathura Das Mathur Hospital. Read More................Rats nibble on paralysed man as hospital staff sleep
MUMBAI: A social activist has found a ration card on the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) premises that was issued in the names of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul and daughter Priyanka, bearing their Delhi address. The family's annual income was shown as Rs 30,000.
The ration card was issued by the Thane rationing office. The ration card was issued despite Sonia Gandhi's address being mentioned as Delhi's 10 Janpath, indicating gross negligence on part of the rationing officials. Premchand Jha, an RTI activist of the Ulhasnagar Bachao Abhiyan, has written to the election commissioner about the issue, requesting him to disqualify ration cards as identity proof for casting votes during polls as anyone can make such fake ration cards. Read More................Sonia Gandhi's family residing at Ulhasnagar?
REWARI: Disapproving the illicit relationship between a 37-year-old widow and a youth, a social panchayat expelled the youth from the village for two years, blackened his face and paraded him in a procession in Bodia Kamalpur village of Rewari district.
KAKINADA: Come Sankranti, coastal Andhra is all set to raise a toast to roosters. And though there is nothing attractive about the bloodsport in which cocks get wounded and killed, that is unlikely to prevent betting in cock fighting from crossing the Rs 200 crore mark this year. Last year, that figure stood at Rs 100 crore. Read More................Cock fight bets likely to cross Rs 200 cr
Allahabad: With Uttar Pradesh steadily becoming a hot bed of activity in anticipation of the upcoming Assembly Elections, all the tricks in the book is being used to woo voters. Among the many goodies doled out to voters are gun licenses as well. This strange offer was made by UP's social welfare minister Indrajeet Saroj who has promised people with gun licenses in exchange for votes. Read More................Free rice and TVs are passé; gun licenses as poll sop in UP
Pune: Following in the footsteps of the late Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MLA from Khadakwasala, Ramesh Wanjale, yet another goldman is trying his luck at the forthcoming civic body elections.
Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) Samrat Moze (30), who is hoping to contest from Panel 14 in Shivajinagar, has gained recognition for sporting gold ornaments weighing 8.5 kg that cost over Rs. 2.37 crore. Before the code of conduct was enforced, in his bid to attract voters', Moze had put up massive banners across the city with his bling bling on. Read More................This candidate wears 8.5 kg Gold worth more than 2 crores
KATIHAR: A youth tried to hijack the engine of a train to gift it to his girlfriend on New Year's eve. He was arrested on Friday night at Kursela station and has since been remanded in judicial custody. Read More................Youth tries to hijack train engine for beloved