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Now, Ramesh says ‘No toilet, No bride’

Kota, Oct 22: Days after he kicked up a row by stating that there were more temples than toilets in the country, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday urged women not to get married into families that do not have toilets in their homes. “Don’t get married in a house where there is no toilet,” the Rural Development and Water and Sanitation Minister said while addressing people of Khajuri village... 

Italian lady bequeathes $2.5 mn to her dog

Caserta, Oct 22: An Italian lady has given away all her property worth about 2 million euros ($2.5 million) to her beloved dog. The 84-year-old woman, living in Caserta town with her daughter and several grandchildren, has made the will stating her mongrel dog called Kikko will inherit two apartments, several land estates and also bank accounts. The old woman has decided this soon after her husband’s... 

Weli Oya.. Sinhalicised division formalised in Mullaiththeevu district

A newly created division, Sinhalicised in demograhpy and acquired a name ‘Weli Oya’ changed from the Tamil name Ma’nal-aa’ru, has been formalised with a divisional secretariat of the civil administrative structure of occupying Sri Lanka in the Mullaith-theevu district of the country of Eezham Tamils. This is an explicit move of colonisation and structural genocide aiming for the annihilation... 

Winston Churchill’s Land Rover sells for 129,000 pounds

London, Oct 22: A Land Rover built for former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on his 80th birthday has sold for a whopping 129,000 pounds at an auction in UK. The vehicle, which had been modified to enable him to be chauffeur-driven around his Chartwell estate in Kent, was expected to fetch up to 60,000 pounds at an auction in Cambridgeshire, the BBC News reported. The Land Rover sold for... 

Purgatorius.. A Squirrel looked like first human ancestor!

Washington, Oct 22: First human ancestor – a primitive tiny animal – looked like a squirrel, a new study has claimed. Newly discovered fossilised bones for the world’s oldest and most primitive known primate, Purgatorius, reveal a tiny, agile animal that spent much of its time eating fruit and climbing trees. The fossils are the first known below-the-head bones for Purgatorius and... 

Kejriwal dares Sonia, PM for public debate on corruption

New India, Oct, 21: India Against Corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal has hit back at Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh and has dared him to convince Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and the Prime Minister for a public debate on issues raised by the Congress leader. In his latest tweet, responding to the questions raised by Congress general secretary, Kejriwal has said, “I request Mr Digvijay... 

Mallya’s beer plant faces action for running without clearance

Bangalore, Oct 22: Reeling under massive financial crisis of his Kingfisher airlines, liquor baron Vijay Mallya was in for another shock Saturday – his firm’s greenfield beer plant in Karnataka could face action for “unofficially” operating without pollution board clearance. The plant at Nanjangud in Mysore district, about 160 km from Bangalore, has been operating “unofficially”... 

Stories by Swami Vivekananda now available in animation

Kolkata, Oct 21: Animated versions of short stories penned by Swami Vivekananda have been launched by Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha here to celebrate the monk’s 150th birth anniversary next year. Titled “Putulder Golpo” (The Story of Puppets), the animated DVD series are now available in Bengali, with English and Hindi follow-ups on the anvil. “We intend to make Swamiji’s... 

Yash Chopra redefined romance, drama on screen

New Delhi, Oct 21: He worked with Ashok Kumar to Shah Rukh Khan and Mala Sinha to Anushka Sharma in his over five-decade glorious cinematic journey, and the title of Yash Chopra’s new film, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”, summed up the ace filmmaker’s philosophy – making path-breaking movies till he could. His death Sunday came weeks before the release of “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”,... 

Chimbu Devan soon to make ‘Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi’ sequel

Chennai, Oct 21: Tamil super hit period-comedy “Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi”, which introduced comedian Vadivelu in the lead role, will have a sequel soon, says director Chimbu Devan. “We are contemplating the idea of filming the sequel very soon with Vadivelu. Discussions are going on and we are likely to make an official announcement soon,” Devan told. A comical satire on...