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PM Modi’s demonetisation brings GDP down to 6.1 per cent: Top economists stand vindicated

PM Modi’s demonetisation brings GDP down to 6.1 per cent: Top economists stand vindicated

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Barely six months after demonetisation, India's Gross Domestic Product or GDP growth rate has slumped down to 6.1 per cent in the January-March period, lowest in more than two years. This growth rate was unexpected as the Central Statistics Office earlier in January had estimated 7.1 per cent growth as compared to the 7.6 per cent in 2015-16. With this March quarter report, India lost its status as the world's fastest growing major economy. Last year, when the Prime Minister demonetised old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes it was feared that the country's economy would be severely hit. The opposition parties expressed their concerns over job loss and slow down in informal sector, but the government agencies maintained that impact would be short-term and marginal. No...
The viral images that show protestors eating raw meat are MORPHED and FAKE

The viral images that show protestors eating raw meat are MORPHED and FAKE

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Two images are currently viral on social media. In one of them a man can be seen holding an animal bone and seemingly eating raw flesh off the bone. In the other one, a woman is seen holding a bone and eating flesh off it. It is being described as a beef protest by Congress supporters, and those who believe the images to be true are obviously shocked. However, this is yet another case of photo-shopping by the right-wing. I first saw these images when I was alerted by a fellow Facebooker regarding these being circulated on Facebook. The account in question was that of one Mr Vishnu Vardhan. As soon as I saw the images, I knew they were fake. Let’s look at the first image. If you haven’t already figured out that this is the image ...
Priyanka Chopra Dresses Down Trolls After Meet With PM Modi: Foreign Media

Priyanka Chopra Dresses Down Trolls After Meet With PM Modi: Foreign Media

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NEW DELHI: Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra hit back at critics Wednesday for trying to shame her over a dress she wore during a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The actress was accused of "disrespecting" the prime minister by wearing a knee-length dress revealing her lower legs during an audience with PM Modi in Berlin. Priyanka was attacked on social media by critics who found the outfit unsuitable for the occasion, with many offended the 34-year-old star had not chosen to wear Indian attire. But the star of the hit American spy thriller Quantico was unapologetic, hitting back with a photo showing her and her mother wearing short dresses with the caption "legs for days.... #itsthegenes". HIGH...
Declare cow as the national animal: Rajasthan HC to Centre

Declare cow as the national animal: Rajasthan HC to Centre

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INshort: The Rajasthan High Court (HC) today recommended the Centre to declare cow as the national animal of India. The HC also asked the Centre to increase the length of punishment for cow slaughter to life imprisonment. Notably, cow slaughter invites seven-year imprisonment in most of the states, with some exceptions including Gujarat where it is punishable by a life sentence. Rajasthan High court says "make Cow the national animal" pic.twitter.com/htsKbCjQ00 — ANI (@ANI_news) May 31, 2017 Source: www.inshorts.com SEE MORE: www.trendsocially.com
Infosys employee found dead in office restroom naked

Infosys employee found dead in office restroom naked

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Inshort : A 30-year-old Infosys employee, Ilayaraja Arunachalam, was found dead in his office in Mahindra World City, Chennai on Wednesday. An investigating officer said his body was found in a room where employees can take rest, adding that he wasn't wearing any clothes and there were two bedsheets on him. According to reports, a case of suspicious death has been registered. Infosys employee Ilayaraja found dead in office rest room naked. pic.twitter.com/8E14ZmEOX8 — IndiaTodayFLASH (@IndiaTodayFLASH) May 31, 2017  Source: www.inshorts.com READ MORE: www.trendsocially.com
Negligence of traditional methods led to water scarcity, says expert

Negligence of traditional methods led to water scarcity, says expert

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Mere formation of a body, planning and allocation of funds to rejuvenate the water bodies cannot be the ideal solution to the water crises that we have in our nation, said Dr Rajendra Singh Prasad, better-known as Waterman of India, at a gathering in Chennai last weekend at Goethe-Institut. The discussion on making Tamil Nadu drought-free was organised by Goethe-Institut, Chennai in association with Asian College of Journalism, Confluence 10, Kalakshetra Foundation and with coordination of several other colleges, universities and NGOs. “We must start a dialogue with the Government for identifying, demarcating and notifying the water bodies. Once it is done, the locals should take it up and the communities should start managing the water bodies as the locals know th...
Priyanka shares pic of herself with PM Modi in Berlin

Priyanka shares pic of herself with PM Modi in Berlin

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INSHORTS: Actress Priyanka Chopra on social media shared a picture of herself with PM Narendra Modi in Berlin. In the caption, she thanked him for taking the time out to meet her. Modi is in Germany as part of his four-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France. Meanwhile, Priyanka is reportedly in Berlin to promote her Hollywood debut film 'Baywatch'.       Was such a lovely coincidence to be in #berlin?? at the same time as the Prime Minister. Thank you @narendramodi Sir for taking the time from your packed schedule to meet me this morning. ?? A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on May 30, 2017 at 1:04am PDT   &n...
Android Co-founder unveils smartphone without headphone jack

Android Co-founder unveils smartphone without headphone jack

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INSHORTS: Android Co-founder Andy Rubin's startup Essential today unveiled its first device 'Essential Phone' at $699 (around ₹45,000) which doesn't have a headphone jack. The phone, which features an edge-to-edge display, has magnetic pins on the back to attach modular accessories like a 360-degree camera. Powered by a Qualcomm 835 processor, the phone has 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The Essential Phone, brought to us by the person who created Android, is finally ready for the spotlight. It’s an incredibly audacious and ambitious project, with an outlandish screen and the beginnings of a modular ecosystem. First, the Android phone basics: the Essential Phone costs $699 with top-of-the-line specs and features. As you can see above, it
Piyush Manush about Thirumurugan Gandhi arrest under the Goondas act

Piyush Manush about Thirumurugan Gandhi arrest under the Goondas act

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17 people were arrested and Thirumurugan Gandhi and three others were booked under Goondas Act today. Tamil Nadu Police has arrested 4 men under Goondas Act including, Thirumurugan Gandhi, the convenor of 'May 17 Movememt'. The 'May 17 Movement' is a pro-Tamil organisation which has sympathy towards Sri Lankan Tamils and believes that that Tamilians are oppressed in the north. After the 2009 massacre of Lankan Tamils on the last 3 days of Srilankan civil war, 'May 17 Movement' hold a candlelight march at Marina beach every year during the last week of May. The candlelight march has been held every year peacefully with volunteers carrying candles and slogans supporting Lankan Tamils. For undisclosed reasons, Chennai Police did not give perm...
Forced to marry at gunpoint or elaborate lie? Uzma’s story crumbles under evidence

Forced to marry at gunpoint or elaborate lie? Uzma’s story crumbles under evidence

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Evidence emerging in the case of Indian national Uzma, who alleged she was forcibly married at gunpoint, suggests her story doesn't add up. On Friday last week, 20-year-old Uzma took refuge inside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, alleging she was forced to marry Pakistani national Tahir Ali and subjected to physical and mental torture daily. But the evidence emerging in the case suggests there are gaping holes in Uzma's story. What Uzma said In a case against Tahir Ali, Uzma alleged she went to Pakistan to explore the country but was forced to marry Tahir at gunpoint on May 3. She said she was tortured, abused and harassed physically and sexually by Tahir on a daily basis. The two tied had the knot in Buner, where Uzma ar...