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Mumbai fire: 14 killed, 21 injured as fire breaks out at Kamala Mills Compound, PM Modi expresses grief

Mumbai: A massive fire at a pub hosting a birthday party killed 14 people, most of them women, and injured 21, shortly after midnight in a posh Mumbai locality, police said on Friday.

Most of the victims, who included 11 women, died of asphyxiation in the tragedy in Lower Parel area, police said. Some reports said among those dead was the woman who was celebrating her birthday but this could not be independently confirmed.

The fire broke out after 12.30am at One Above Pub, located on the third floor of the four-storey Trade House Building in Kamala Mills compound on Senapati Bapat Marg, a commercial hub of the city, a police official said.

The massive blaze engulfed the entire building in about 30 minutes and took several hours to be put out. The cause of the fire is not known.

WhatsApp leak case: Sebi orders Axis Bank to conduct internal probe

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Thursday pulled up Axis Bank for the alleged leak of its June-quarter earnings on social media platform WhatsApp. The market regulator said its preliminary examination showed “the messages circulated on WhatsApp groups almost matched with the quarter financial results of Axis Bank for June 2017, which were published subsequently”.

Sebi directed the bank to conduct an internal probe into the leak and submit its findings within three months. The inquiry should determine the people responsible for the leak, the regulator said. It also asked the private sector lender to “strengthen its processes, systems, controls” to ensure that such leaks were not repeated.

Police enquiry on ‪‪Shraddha Kapoor

Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is playing the female lead in Prabhas' "Saaho", has found herself in legal soup. This is related to her previous film, 'Haseena Parkar', in which she essayed the titular character of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister.

A Mumbai-based garment manufacturer has filed a police complaint against Shraddha as well as the producer of 'Haseena Parkar' alleging them of cheating and criminal breach of trust. The complainant, who supplied costumes for Shraddha in the movie, claimed that he was promised that his brand would be promoted in the film and also by the actress during the film's promotional activities. He alleged that the film's producer however did not honor his commitment as part of the deal between them.

Responding to the complaint, the City Metropolitan Court has directed the Mumbai police to conduct an inquiry into the matter and submit a report. The police have confirmed that they would soon call Shr…

Russia Saint Petersburg: Explosion injures 10 at St. Petersburg supermarket

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia   — At least 10 people were injured Wednesday by an explosion at a supermarket in St. Petersburg, Russian officials said.

The Investigative Committee, the nation's top investigative agency, said a device containing 200 grams (7 ounces) of explosives went off at a storage area for customers' bags.No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion at a branch of the Perekrestok supermarket chain in the city's northwest Kalininsky district.

Alexander Klaus, the chief of the local branch of the Investigative Committee, said 10 people were hospitalized with injuries.

A criminal investigation has been launched.

Viktoria Gordeyeva, a St. Petersburg who walked past the supermarket shortly after the explosion, said people were afraid to enter other stores in the area.

Asaram charged with threatening rape survivor’s family

An FIR has been lodged in Shahjahanpur against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, his daughter and ten others on charges of rioting and criminal intimidation.

The case was registered on Friday on a complaint lodged by the father of a 20-year-old woman, who was allegedly raped by Asaram in 2013.

Ashok Pal, SHO at Kotwali police station, said the victim’s father has also claimed that some magazines, alleging that cases against Asaram are fake and that he has been framed, were distributed in the area to malign his and his daughter’s image.

Notorious Sonu Punjaban arrested for high-class prostitution racket, trafficking minor girls

NEW DELHI: Notorious criminal Geeta Arora, alias Sonu Punjaban, infamous for running high-class prostitution racket and trafficking of minor girls, has been arrested by Delhi Police after a six-month-long chase.

"Sonu Punjaban was arrested on Saturday after she was interrogated by team heading by ACP Sandeep Lamba in Cyber Cell office of the Crime Branch," said a senior police officer.

She was arrested from a secret hideout on the basis of information from a 16-year-old girl, a victim of trafficking and forced prostitution.

"The minor victim was kidnapped in year 2009, when she was 12 years old. The victim came to Najafgarh police station by herself in 2014 and complained against Sonu Punjaban and her pimps," the officer said.

After realising that no action was being taken against Punjaban, the minor went into hiding, fearing for her life.

PM Modi inaugurates Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Magenta Line

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Magenta Line of Delhi Metro.

The Botanical Garden-Kalkaji section has nine stations. Apart from Kalkaji Mandir, all other stations are elevated. Travel time between the two will be reduced from 52 minutes (Botanical Garden to Mandi House via Blue Line and onwards to Kalkaji on Violet Line) to 19 minutes on the Magenta Line.
The entire line, when complete, will run from Botanical Garden to Janakpuri West. The new line has platform screen doors (PSDs) on all nine stations that will become operational from today, besides a high-tech signalling system that will allow the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to run trains with enhanced frequency.

Who is accountable for the failure of CBI ?

After Talwar Case CBI has failed again before the court in 2G case . Who is accountable for the failure ?
Congress Says BJP lies exposed after CBI failed in court, Ask PM Modi to apologise to the nation

Congress also said that accountability should be fixed against those including former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai who dubbed it a scam.

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, whose UPA-II government was rocked by the 2G scam, said the court judgement needs to be respected as it has "pronounced that the massive propaganda" unleashed against his government was without any foundation.

KVPY Aptitude Test Results Out, Interview From 15 January

Indian Institute of Science successfully conducted Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Aptitude Test on 5th & 9th November 2017. A huge number of candidates applied and appeared for the exam. Candidates who had written the exam are eagerly waiting for the results. Now, the wait is over. IISc declared KVPY Aptitude Test Results 2017. Candidates can check the selected list from the direct link provided below.

Steps to Check KVPY Aptitude Test Results 2017:Visit the official website or the direct link provided below.The homepage will be displayed.Click on KVPY Results.Select category.The list the candidates selected for the interview will appear on the screen.Check the results.Download/ Take a printout for further reference. >>Check KVPY Aptitude Test Results Here<< Stay tuned to this website. We will update final results here. Press CTRL+D to bookmark this page for easy navigation.

Salman Khan Tops Forbes India Celebrity 100 List - Again

Superstar Salman Khan has once again maintained the top spot in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for the second consecutive year. The ‘Badshah’ of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan and India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli took the second and third spot respectively with actor Priyanka Chopra named as only female celebrity in top 10 list.

The 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List rankings are based on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities. The period under consideration is October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.

41 ‘minor’ girls rescued from ashram in north Delhi’s Rohini

DCW chief Swati Jaihind on Thursday along with a panel of lawyers formed by the court inspected an ashram in Delhi. Over forty girls were rescued and were allegedly kept in illegal confinement.

According to a report by Hindustan Times - “The CWC interviewed all the girls and rescued 41 of them who clearly looked like minors. All the girls and women there appeared in a trance like they were drugged. Steps also need to be taken to rescue the adult women who are left there,” she said.

The allegations came to light after a raid was conducted on Tuesday evening following a Delhi High Court order on a PIL filed by an NGO — Foundation for Social Empowerment. The NGO had, in its petition, maintained that several minors and women were allegedly being illegally confined at the “spiritual university”.

Irked over the counsel’s statement, the court wished to know about the whereabouts of Virender Dev Dixit, referred to as the founder and spiritual head of the ashram.

It directed the counsel t…

Was the 2G scam a sham?

A CBI court has acquitted former telecom minister A Raja and DMK leader Kanimozhi in the six-year-long 2G scam case.The court also gave a clean chit to the other accused, saying theprosecution failed to prove the charges."Some people created a scam by exaggerating things beyond recognition," special judge OP Saini said. The 2011 scam was unearthed when a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said that Raja caused the exchequer a loss of ₹1.76 lakh crore by allocating 2G waves at throwaway prices. Saini hadpreviously cleared former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maranof corruption charges.

Woman moves Madras HC claiming to be Jayalalithaa’s daughter

Claiming to be the biological daughter of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, a woman on Thursday moved the Madras High Court seeking that the body of AIADMK leader be cremated as per the Vaishnavite brahmin community rituals.Jayalalithaa died on December 5 last year after prolonged hospitalisation and her body was buried off the famous Marina Beach here. In her present petition, the woman sought a direction to the state government to permit the family members to cremate Jayalalithaa’s body as per Hindu rites on the grounds that she was an Iyengar Brahmin. She also sought police protection for her and her family members at the time of cremation.

According to Indian express report state Advocate General Vijay Narayan said she had no connection with the late chief minister and even for a DNA test, the court has to arrive at a prima facie case. He contended that the petition was not maintainable in the absence of any authority to say that she was the legal heir of Jayalalitha…

CBI court verdict on 2G case poses some tough questions for Vinod Rai

After A Raja was found not guilty of conspiring and executing what has been described as one of India's biggest scams, his wife and daughter broke down in court. Along with Mr Raja, who is a former telecom minister, M Kanimozhi, the daughter of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, was also acquitted. The party said "Victory begins now. With political motives this case was put in us. Conspiracies were hatched against us but all have been blown away now".

The 2G scam, first highlighted by the national auditor in a report in 2010, was one of a series of corruption swindles that tainted the government of Dr Manmohan Singh, which was voted out after two consecutive terms in 2014.

In November this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the 93-year-old DMK chief who has been sick for several years in Chennai, and suggested he use the PM's residence in Delhi to recuperate.  The visit was seen as an indicator that Mr Modi and his party, the BJP, are not averse to an alliance with t…

CBSE asks stores within schools to only sell NCERT books

According to Hindustan times ‘Tuck’ shops inside the school premises will not be able to sell books by private publishers and have to provide only NCERT books. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday further clarified that the shops will be able to sell stationery items such as pen, pencil, copy among others but the price cannot be more than the maximum retail price (MRP).

The circular has been sent to all the CBSE affiliated schools across the country with a warning that selling books other than the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books in these shops will be considered a violation of the circular and will attract action against the school.

Indian Administrative Service‬, ‪Uttar Pradesh‬, ‪District Collector‬, ‪Indian National Congress‬‬

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday transferred 33 officials of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), including eight District Magistrates, an official said.

Among the prominent changes, Pulkit Khare has been made the new District Magistrate of Hardoi and the incumbent DM Shubhra Saxena has been posted as Special Secretary (Power).

Vijay Karan Anand has been sent as the 'Kumbh Mela Adhikari' while Arvind Mallapa Bangari has been named as DM Jaunpur and Shakuntala Gautam is the new DM of Amethi, the parliamentary constituency of Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Rishirendra Kumar has been made the new DM of Baghpat in western UP and Rakesh Kumar has been appointed as the new vice-chairman of the Varanasi Development Authority.

Delhi Police Recruitment Examination 2017: Hiring begins for MTS posts, apply before January 16

Delhi Police Recruitment: The Delhi police has invited applications from male and females Indian nationals who desire to apply for the post of Multi Tasking Staff (civilian) Group ‘C’, non gazetted, non ministerial in various trades in accordance with MTS recruitment rules. Interested candidates can apply at the official website or The last date to apply for the same is January 16. Vacancy details Total vacancies:707 Designation:MTS Trades Cook Water Carrier Safai Karamchari Mochi (Cobbler) Dhobi (Washerman) Tailor Daftri

PSTET Admit Card 2017 – Download Punjab TET Hall Ticket @ Soon For 31st Dec Exam

State Council of Education Research & Training, Punjab successfully conducted Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) examination for the recruitment of primary and Upper Primary teacher posts on 31st December 2017. A huge number of candidates who are looking for the jobs applied examination. Candidates who had applied are searching for the Punjab TET Admit Card 2017 as it is the crucial document to carry for the exam and contains details regarding exam venue, roll number etc. SCERT Punjab is going to release PSTET Admit Card 2017 soon. Candidates can download admit card from the direct link provided below.
PSTET Admit Card 2017 Hall Ticket: Punjab School Education Board conducted the TET examination as it is mandatory for getting teaching jobs in government schools from Class 1 to Class 8 in Punjab state. The exam is based on National Curriculum Framework. All graduates, including B.A, B.Sc, B.Com etc. are eligible to take the test. All B. Ed. graduates need to pass this exam to work as a…

Aiyaary Vs PadMan | Here's what Sidharth Malhotra has to say about box-office clash on Republic Day 2018

So far we have seen the fantastic combination of Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey entertain us with Republic Day film releases. From Baby to Rustom, all their films have been a huge success. But come 2018 and we are going to see their seperate films clash at the ticket window on 26th January.

While Neeraj Pandey is directing Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in Aiyaary, Akshay Kumar is turning PadMan in R Balki's film. But the onscreen 'Brothers' continue to remain friends in real life as well and Sidharth Malhotra confirmed there is no blood between the two actors. At the trailer launch of Aiyaary in Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon, Sid said, "Clashes have happened at the box office before as well. This isn't the first time it's happening, this time it's happening between friends.26th January is a great holiday period for business and for audience, they'll be spoilt for choice."

Alcohol That Doesn't Give You A Hangover May Be A Real Thing Soon, Experts Say

Experts may have found a form of alcohol that doesn't give you a hangover, and it could be available to the masses sooner than you think. If you ask me, that's reason enough to celebrate the new year this holiday season.

Professor David Nutt, of the Imperial College of London, is the man we can credit to saving us all and instilling hope in the future once more. His hangover-free alcohol comes from a patent he created called alcosynth, a substance which mimics the effects of alcohol without inducing all of the dreadful symptoms of that next-day hangover. Professor Nutt expressed his confidence about the product to International Business Times UK, claiming it will actually revolutionize the way we approach drinking and partying altogether.

People living in western countries are likely to quit alcohol in around two decades after they switch to a synthetic substance that mimics alcohol but does not harm people or cause hangovers.Nutt said, adding, “Alcosynth will become the prefer…

Investors seem to be backing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections

The BSE Sensexwas up by about 138 points while the Nifty gained 55 points. The benchmark indices had fallen by about 2% earlier in the day when the BJP and Congress were neck and neck in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state, but recovered in late evening trade to end in the green. The BJP has secured the required majority of 92 seats to form the government for the fifth consecutive term in Gujarat. In Himachal Pradesh, it has wrested power from the Congress with a tally of 44 seats.

Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes' 2017 list of India's 100 richest tycoons

NEW DELHI : With a net worth of $38 billion, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped Forbes annual list of Indias 100 richest tycoons of 2017, a statement said here on Thursday.
"Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped Forbes's annual list of India's 100 richest tycoons, with a net worth of $38 billion. To put it in context, this is equal to the entire GDP of the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, as per World Bank Data 2016 estimates," the statement said.
Forbes India, will release the 2017 India Rich List by way of a special issue that hits the stands on November 3, 2017.
The richest newcomer in the list is Wadia Group of companies Chairman Nusli Wadia (No. 25, $5.6 billion).
At $19 billion, the net worth of Wipro's Azim Premji - who jumped two places up over last year to become the second richest Indian on the list - is almost equal to Afghanistan's GDP of $19.4 billion, the statement said.
The Hinduja family ma…

Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik win gold at Commonwealth Wrestling

NEW DELHI: Double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar made a glorious return to the international arena by clinching a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday.

Another Olympic medalist, Sakshi Malik, who won a bronze in the 2016 Rio Games, also clinched a gold medal in the championships.

Sakshi defeated New Zealand's Tayla Tuahine Ford by a score of 13-2 in the final of the 62kg women's freestyle category to add another yellow metal for India.

In Goa, no 'paid sex' without Aadhaar card

PANAJI: According to a report by Times of India , Pimps in Goa are veryfying your identity by Aadhaar card. Banks and cellphone companies aren't the only ones demanding your Aadhaar card. Pimps in Goa are also making it mandatory, as a group of five young men from Delhi discovered recently.

The men, who flew in for their friend's bachelor party, landed in Goa with a "contact" in hand. After booking into a hotel in the North Goa beach belt, they called up the "contact" and made enquiries for five girls.

The man promised to revert soon. For the next few hours, the group waited in anticipation while the man got busy verifying the cellphone number of the customer. Having established the caller was genuinely from Delhi, the man called back, this time demanding they send a photograph of each of their Aadhaar cards via WhatsApp. He also wanted a photo of their room keys with the hotel tag attached to it.

Akash Ambani Marriage: Date, Venue and Bride

Akash Ambani is one of the most eligible bachelors of India for right reasons. Other eligible bachelors like Salman Khan and Rahul Gandhi are now too old to be taken seriously.

Well, Akash is now all set to tie the knot. And, he is going to do that at 26 years of age. His twin sister Isha has no such plans.

If Akash is going to marry at this age, then this must be a love marriage.
Indian media, true to their gutter level standard, has already discovered wedding invitation card of Akash Ambani. You can find description of this card along with the cost of one card on almost all media platforms.

But, none of them are bothered about the date of the marriage or the identification of the bride.

It is being said that the cost of one wedding card is Rs 1.5 lakh, It’s reported. It is also said that gold has been used to make the card, which is carved exquisitely. There are even different videos on the card that is being shared on social media. But a source close to the businessman revealed the tru…

B'luru: Ola driver child-locks woman in cab, molests her, suspended

Bengaluru: A 23-year-old woman fashion designer was allegedly harassed by an Ola cab driver on Sunday night who tried holding her hostage inside the cab by activating the child lock.

The incident took place around 10.30 pm on Sunday, in a deserted spot on the Ring Road in south east Bengaluru, an NDTV report said.

The driver, Rajashekar Reddy kept molesting her and held her captive until he was forced to unlock the car when she began screaming and banging the windows.

The driver then started calling the woman on her number to warn her after which she blocked his number.

"There was nobody on the road. I was looking out of the window when he suddenly stopped and started touching my legs. I warned him and tried to damage the car. He let me go then. He tried calling me later to warn me but then I blocked his number," the woman was quoted as saying by NDTV.

Following the incident an Ola spokesperson said, "We regret the unfortunate experience the customer had during their ride. W…

A. Surya Prakash re-appointed Chairman of Prasar Bharati

New Delhi: Former journalist and author A. Surya Prakash has been appointed as the chairman of the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati for a second term. Prasar Bharati runs Doordarshan and All India Radio.

Prakash, who has been at the helm of Prasar Bharati for three years since 2014, retired in October. In an order by the Information and Broadcasting ministry (I&B) dated Dec. 1, Prakash’s reappointment (for a period of a little over two years till February 2020) was approved by a three-member committee headed by the vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu.

Prakash, a columnist and a fellow at the Vivekananda Foundation, has held key positions in several print and electronic media organisation. He has previously worked as the editor of ‘Zee News’, executive editor of ‘The Pioneer’ newspaper, India editor of ‘Asia Times’, political editor of the ‘Eenadu Group’ of newspapers and chief of bureau at ‘The Indian Express’ in New Delhi.

Prakash’s appointment comes at a time when the public broadc…

YouTube will hire more reviewers to censor extremist content

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said her company would expand its content moderation team to more than 10,000 in 2018. “In the last few weeks we’ve used machine learning to help human reviewers find and terminate hundreds of accounts and shut down hundreds of thousands of comments,” she said. YouTube is under increased scrutiny over its lack of policing around content aimed at children, obscene comments on videos of children and horrifying search suggestions, Techcrunch reports.

Yogi Government Cancels Holiday on Dr BR Ambedkar's Death Anniversary in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Dec 5: The Uttar Pradesh government, under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, scrapped public holiday in marking the death anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar or Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar on December 6. Dr B R Ambedkar died on December 6 in the year 1956. In a letter to all departments, the Uttar Pradesh government cancelled the public holiday on December 6.

Soon after the taking charge as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath cancelled 15 public holidays in marking the birth or death anniversary of eminent personalities. Most of the holidays had been declared by the previous Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) governments apparently to appease certain sections of the society, often with an eye on the vote bank.

Yogi Adityanath had in his address on the occasion of Dr BR Ambedkar’s 126th birth anniversary here expressed concern over the shrinking academic session due to increased holidays. “There should be no holidays in schools on birth anniversari…

Sambit Patra asks Rahul Gandhi to clear his stand on Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, while hearing the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid demolition case, deferred the commencement of final hearing in the Ayodhya title dispute to 8th February 2018. The apex court also instructed all the advocates appearing for all the parties to ‘work in harmony and see that all the relevant documents are ready and filed’, after counsel for Sunni Waqf Board, Kapil Sibal submitted that some exhibits and documents pertaining to the title suit have not be filed and served by the parties. Earlier in the day, the top court began the final hearing in the Babri Masjid-Ram temple dispute case , a day before the 25th anniversary of the mosque’s demolition in Ayodhya. A special bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, justice Ashok Bhushan and justice S Abdul Nazeer assembled at 2pm on Tuesday to hear a total of 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgment of the Allahabad high court in four civil suits.

The history of the Ayodhya conflict dates back to 1853. This was the time when …

Deepa Jayakumar out of RK Nagar bypoll race as EC rejects nomination over incomplete form

Deepa Jayakumar, the niece of late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, will not be able to contest the upcoming RK Nagar bypoll.
The byelection, which is being held to fill the assembly seat vacated by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, has already seen many controversies and had to be deferred earlier this year after major allegations of voters being bribed surfaced.
Adding a fresh twist, the Election Commission today rejected Deepa Jayakumar's nomination form for the RK Nagar bypoll. Deepa's nomination was rejected one of the forms accompanying her nomination paper was improperly filled.

Aparajita lost her father at 8, became the first female IPS officer from Sikkim

Aparajita Rai was eight years old when her father, who was a divisional forest officer in Sikkim, passed away. At that tender age, she understood how insensitive most government officials were towards the public. It was then that she decided to become a part of the system and do her share to bring in change. Fast forward two decades and she is now the first female IPS officer from Sikkim. After Aparajita’s father passed away, it was her mother Roma Rai who brought her up. A teacher by profession, Roma played a great role in shaping Aparajita’s identity a brave and an intelligent person with a will and determination. From childhood, Aparajita excelled at everything she took up. In school, she was always a top-ranker and she received the Best Girl All Rounder award for her performance. After school, she graduated with BA LLB (Hons) from West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences. When Aparajita started preparing for her UPSC exams, she encountered her first failure — she did n…

About 300 private engineering colleges may down their shutters this year

About 300 private engineering colleges may down their shutters this year, Times of India reports, quoting an unidentified government official. These colleges have recorded under 30% enrolment for five consecutive years. Another 500 engineering colleges are also on the All India Council for Technical Education’s radar for their inability to fill up seats. AICTE has told the identified institutes to consider converting to science colleges or vocational training centres. Presently, there are about 3,000 private engineering institutes.

The extradition trial of Vijay Mallya begins in the UK today

Over the next 10 days, the Westminster Magistrates’ Court will decide if the self-exiled liquor baron is sent back to India to face money laundering charges. A probe by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate alleges that Mallya diverted the lion’s share of a ₹6,000-crore loan he had taken from a bunch of banks for the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines. A Delhi court had asked Mallya to appear by December 18, failing which he will be declared a proclaimed offender.

The Infosys CEO’s top priorities

Investors seem to be backing Salil Parekh’s appointment as the new CEO of Infosys. The company shares rose by 2.67% to close at ₹984.05 on the BSE. The first task of the ex-Capgemini executive, who was named for the job on Saturday, would be assuring clients and employees of “business continuity without rocking the boat,” writes Harit Shah of Reliance Securities. Bloomberg says Parekh would have to balance stakeholder management with bold steps in an industry disrupted by automation and restrictive visa laws. The erstwhile Infosys CEO, Vishal Sikka, had quit abruptly in August after a prolonged public spat with primary founder NR Narayana Murthy.

Is it good to drink white wine?

Research has shown that drinking white wine helps keep lung tissues healthy. Cons: White wines are the most acidic, meaning they're the worst for your teeth. In addition, whites contain far less of the heart-healthy and cancer-preventing antioxidants than reds do, and have about the same amount of calories.

Drinking white wine could increase your risk of skin cancer. ... Researchers believe that white wine contains acetaldehyde, a carcinogenic compound. But unlike their clear-colored counterparts, red winescontain antioxidants that can mitigate these cancer-causing chemicals

It's now generally accepted that drinking a glass or two of red wine can have health benefits. Moderate red wineconsumption has been found to help prevent heart attacks, increase the amount of HDL “good” cholesterol and decrease the chances of blood clotting.

Drinking a light or moderate amount of white wine may help you shed extra pounds. Other effects of wine consumption may negate these weight loss benefi…

Proposed Missouri hyperloop would forge 25-minute connection across the state

It might still seem utterly futuristic and the technology is still really to be proven, but more and more government bodies around the world are getting behind the idea of a hyperloop. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MDOT) is the latest to latch onto the idea of supersonic tube travel, heading up a coalition of public-private partners to push for the construction of a hyperloop that would allow for a 25-minute trip across the length of the state.

To travel from Kansas City on Missouri's western border to St Louis on its eastern frontier currently takes just under four hours by car along the I-70 interstate highway. A hyperloop system connecting the two cities, via the central city of Columbia, would make it entirely possible to live in one and work, study and play in the other, with the estimated trip time coming in at 24.9 minutes.

That is still a ways off, but the proposal first made two years ago by MDOT to transport startup Hyperloop One is starting to gain some serio…