India Celebrate Makar Sankranti and Pongal Today Jan 14 2018 9:52 AM |
Makar Sankranti an Pongal celebrate in the entire country today 14th February, this cultural festival is observed with social festivities such as colorful decorations, rural children going house to house, singing and melas (fairs), dances, kite flying, bonfires, and feasts

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Local Bihar Doctor's Wife and Minor Daughter Gangraped on Busy Rafiganj-Gaya Road Jun 16 2018 9:33 AM | Rape in Bihar: A 35-year-woman and her minor daughter were allegedly gangraped by a group of men on the busy Rafiganj-Gaya. The men also allegedly beat up two students and robbed them of mobile phones and cash. The incident occurred on Wednesday evening when a doctor was travelling on a motorcycle along with his wife and daughter. According to police, a group of nearly 10 people intercepted the vehicle at a secluded area on the road and tied the hands and legs of the man before his wife and daughter were gangraped. Read more..
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Local Fire in Mumbai's residential Building; Actress Deepika Padukone Tweet I am Safe Jun 14 2018 9:22 AM | A fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on the top floors of highrise Beaumonde Towers in Mumbai's Worli has been controlled, the fire brigade has said. No casualties were reported. Some 100 people were safely evacuated from the building. Actor Deepika Padukone, who owns an apartment in the building, has tweeted about her well-being. Read more..
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