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    One of the best players of pace ever, Pakistani batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq, was notorious for his running between the wickets.    Six-foot-one and built generously, Inzamam was slow on the field and excruciating when it came to running between the wickets.   In his stellar career, he was run-out 40 times, the second highest for any player  in ODIs, only after Sri Lanka’s Marvan Atapattu (41 times).
    People remember Inzy not just as one of the greatest Pakistani batsmen ever, but
    also one of the slowest (video below)
    April 29, 2016, NewsCrunch

    One of the best players of pace ever, Pakistani batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq, was notorious for his running between the wickets.

    Six-foot-one and built generously, Inzamam was slow on the field and excruciating when it came to running between the wickets.

    In his stellar career, he was run-out 40 times, the second highest for any player  in ODIs, only after Sri Lanka’s Marvan Atapattu (41 times).

    People today remember him not just as one of the greatest Pakistani batsmen ever, but also one of the slowest.


    Funny video: Watch 23 hilarious run outs of Pakistani batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq – Inzy the lazy 



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    Protesting delay in a road construction work, a group of NCP workers performed 'Nagin Dance' in front of senior PWD officials at Buldhana, Maharashtra.  Nagin or snake dance, a popular dance in Bollywood films, is usually performed by sensuous actresses.  A video, which has since gone viral, shows a group of NCP workers barging into a  meeting of PWD officials at Buldhana, about 500 km away from Mumbai.
    A screengrab of Maharashtra NCP workers performing ‘Nagin Dance’ in
    front of senior PWD officials (Video below)

    April 29, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Protesting delay in a road construction work, a group of NCP workers performed 'Nagin Dance' in front of senior PWD officials at Buldhana, Maharashtra.

    Nagin or snake dance, a popular dance in Bollywood films, is usually performed by sensuous actresses.

    A video, which has since gone viral, shows a group of NCP workers barging into a  meeting of PWD officials at Buldhana, about 500 km away from Mumbai.

    As the baffled officals look, the workers break into a Nagin dance, with some of them even circling the table, gyrating suggestively. The dance continued till a cop intervened and shooed them away.

    The protesters say the PWD department had given a road and footpath contract to Eagle construction company. The work that was to complete in two years has been going on even after four years, they alleged.

    The dancers said the officials have been reluctant to act against the company despite several representations, forcing them to carry out Nagin dance protest.


    NCP workers do Nagin dance in Buldhana PWD office to protest delay in road construction work (Watch video)



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    If you still haven’t guessed it – it is Ekta and Tushaar Kapoor, in their infancy…

    April 29, 2016, NewsCrunch

    They are not Gold Spot models. They are children of a superstar, who went on to become stars in their own right.

    If you still haven’t guessed it – it is Ekta and Tushaar Kapoor, in their infancy, when you could drink Gold Spot as if that was the only thing that mattered in the world.

    The 40-year-old Ekta and 39-year-old Tusshaar Kapoor are the children of actor Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor.

    The photo was shared by Ekta on her Instagram account. 

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    Last May when Annie Sinha Roy, India’s only tunnel engineer, joined Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC), there was a crisis.  The tunnelboring machine, Godavari, had got broken down on the underground stretch between Sampige Station and Majestic.
    It is not common to see a woman tunnel engineer, which counts among the
    most dangerous civil engineering jobs in the world.
    Annie Sinha Roy - Facebook photo
    April 29, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Last May when Annie Sinha Roy, India’s only tunnel engineer, joined Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC), there was a crisis.



    The tunnelboring machine, Godavari, had got broken down on the underground stretch between Sampige Station and Majestic.

    As an assistant engineer, it was Annie Sinha Roy’s job to get the machine repaired  and restart the boring work.

    The Times of India reports that Annie Sinha Roy rose to the challenge, got Godavari to whirr again and finish the underground stretch. Thanks to Annie Sinha Roy and other Metro employees the East-West corridor of Bangalore Metro opens for public on Saturday.

    It is not common to see a woman tunnel engineer, which counts among the most dangerous civil engineering jobs in the world.

    But challenges are nothing new to Annie Sinha Roy.

    She lost her father while completing degree in mechanical engineering from NagpurUniversityand had to get a job to manage the family. She joined Senbo, a contractor with Delhi Metro,

    She also had stints with Chennai Metro and Doha– where she was rejected visa thrice as she was not married – before joining Bangalore Metro.

    Annie Sinha Roy, who hails from Kolkata, says there was always a question among her male colleagues on how long she would last.

    She seems to have answered that.


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    The Friday's match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions saw intersting rivlray between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo, former CSK mates.  Dhoni tried to sweep a Bravo delivery and tried to steal a quick single. Bravo's strong follow follow through prevented that and brought both of them face to face.
    Dhoni and Bravo muttered a few angry words and then broke off with a smile (vdieo below)

    April 30, 2016, NewsCrunch

    The Friday's match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions saw intersting rivlray between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo, former CSK mates.

    Dhoni tried to sweep a Bravo delivery and tried to steal a quick single. Bravo's strong follow follow through prevented that and brought both of them face to face.

    They stared eyeball to eyeball, muttered a few angry words and then broke off with a smile.

    Dhoni and  Bravo were in CSK for five years and the West Indian had declared Indian as among the greatest captains ever. After CSK was terminated they moved to different franchises.

    Video: Watch former CSK mates Dhoni and Bravo stare eye-ball-eyeball in mock rivalry during IPL match


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    JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar has responded to repeated criticism that despite his talk of poor and social justice, he has been flying around the country giving speeches.   In an interview with India Today, Kanhaiya Kumar has explained why he does not travel by train  - to escape from fringe elements, as the extremist elements in the Hindutva brigade are called.
    The organisers of the events to which Kanhaiya Kumar is called pay
    for his expenses
    April 30, 2016, NewsCrunch

    JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar has responded to repeated criticism that despite his talk of poor and social justice, he has been flying around the country giving speeches.

    In an interview with India Today, Kanhaiya Kumar has explained why he does not travel by train  - to escape from fringe elements, as the extremist elements in the Hindutva brigade are called.

    Kanhaiya Kumar, who has emerged as tough challenger to the right wing groups, has been attacked several times and is understandably concerned about his security.

    As a recent controversy shows, even travelling by flight brings its share of trouble.

    In the same interview, Kanhaiya Kumar also explained, how his trips are funded. The organisers of the events to which he is called pay for his expenses and sometimes students contribute to raise funds.  

    Related
    Report says Kanhaiya Kumar flew in business class; triggers question on funding of his trips 




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    Patanjali Ayurved, India’s sensationally expanding FMCG concern, is closely associated with Baba Ramdev, but is nearly wholly owned by his aide Acharya Balkrishna.  Acharya Balkrishna, 43, owns 94% of Patanjali Ayurved and works as its Chairman and Managing Director. Three 3% of the firm is owned by an NRI couple, Sunita and Sarwan Poddar, followers of Ramdev, who had loaned Balkrishna his initial capital to start the business.
    Acharya Balkrishna uses an iPhone but no computer, is dressed in a traditional
    white kurta and dhoti, and speaks in pure Hindi. Wiki pic (video below)

    April 30, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Patanjali Ayurved, India’s sensationally expanding FMCG concern, is closely associated with Baba Ramdev, but is nearly wholly owned by his aide Acharya Balkrishna.

    Acharya Balkrishna, 43, owns 94% of Patanjali Ayurved and works as its Chairman and Managing Director. Three per cent  of the firm is owned by an NRI couple, Sunita and Sarwan Poddar, followers of Ramdev, who had loaned Balkrishna his initial capital to start the business.

    Balkrishna told The Economic Times said there was no link between the Patanjali Yogpeeth trust under Ramdev  and Patanjali Ayurved, the FMCG company.

    Ramdev had declared sometime ago that he manages four trusts Divya Yoga Mandir, Patanjali Yoga Peeth trust, Bharat Swabhiman trust and Acharyakul Shiksha Sansthan.

    It is not clear if Ramdev has any formal role in Patanjali Ayurved.

    Balkrishna, has been a longtime loyal associate of Ramdev. Ramdev earned UPA’s ire after the Anna Hazare movement and multiple agencies started probing his businesses. It was Balakrishna who bore the brunt. He was slapped with several charges from money laundering to cheating and was even briefly jailed in a forged passport case.

    ET says he has got a clean chit in the cases and moved on to turn Patanjali Ayurved into a Rs 5,000 crore corporate empire.

    He reportedly uses an iPhone but no computer, is dressed in a traditional white kurta and dhoti, and speaks in pure Hindi.


    He works for 15 hours a day and claims not have taken a single day's leave.

    Under him, Balkrishna has moved into new categories without any market research and hit jackpots in many.

    Balkrishna was born to Sumitra Devi and Jay Vallabh and received an Acharya degree in Varanasi. He met Ramdev at a gurukul in Haryana. Before setting up Patanjali Ayurved, he was at the helm of several businesses set up by Ramdev.

    Video: A recent interview with Acharya Balkrishna 




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    Akshay Kumar chose to walk away after his bodyguard punched a fan who was trying to take a selfie.    A young man in light blue shirt caught up with Akshay Kumar outside the Mumbai airport and walked along with him trying to take a selfie.
    Akshay’s bodyguard had also slapped a dentist, who had tried to get close to the star… (video below)

    April 30, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Akshay Kumar chose to walk away after his bodyguard punched a fan who was trying to take a selfie.

    A young man in light blue shirt caught up with Akshay Kumar outside the Mumbai airport and walked along with him trying to take a selfie.

    To dissuade him, the star’s bald bodyguard in a safari punched him in the head.  


    The video shows Akshay Kumar turning back to take a look at the commotion, but opted to walk away.

    Media reports say the bodyguard has been working with Akshay for several years.

    In 2014, Akshay’s bodyguard had slapped a dentist, who had tried to get close to the star during a film shoot in Malad. After the doctor complained, the police had warned the bodyguard not to assault onlookers.


    It is not clear if it is a different bodyguard in the new video or the same repeat offender.

    Video: Akshay Kumar walks away after his bodyguard punches fan who wanted a selfie



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    India Today senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai deleted his Twitter account on Saturday afternoon that alleging that his account had been ‘hacked’.   His abrupt action follows comments on Twitter that Rajdeep Sardesai’s account had been sending abusive personal messages since Friday evening to those who had been sending him critical remarks.   On Saturday afternoon Rajdeep Sardesai posted a message saying enough was enough.
    On Saturday afternoon Rajdeep Sardesai posted his
    last tweet saying enough was enough (image below)

    April 30, 2016, NewsCrunch

    India Today senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai deleted his Twitter account on Saturday afternoon alleging that his account had been ‘hacked’.

    His abrupt action follows comments on Twitter that Rajdeep Sardesai’s account had been sending abusive personal messages since Friday evening to those who had been tweeting critical remarks.

    On Saturday afternoon Rajdeep Sardesai posted a message saying enough was enough.

    His last tweet read: “How low will some people now stoop? Hack my account? Put out false messages? When will this end? Time to disable account. Enough is enough”.


    He deleted his account after that.

    His wife and fellow journalist Sagarika Ghose tweeted after that explaining his decision. She said an utterly insane campaign of abuse was being run against journalists from accounts that were being followed by ministers and PMO.

    She also called upon Twitter to check why so many were opting to leave its network.  

    Rajdeep Sardesai and Sagarika Ghose have a contentious relationship with supporters of BJP with which they differ ideologically. They are constantly trolled and abused.

    Though Rajdeep Sardesai has spiritedly fended off the attacks on him, his patience seems to have snapped on Saturday afternoon.

    Rajdeep Sardesai’s last  tweet saying enough was enough








    Messages allegedly sent by Rajdeep Sardesai’s hacked account 












    Sagarika Ghose tweets on Rajdeep Sardesai deleting his Twitter account




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    The nasty and prolonged fight between Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan has made a scene from Tanu Weds Manu Returns go viral.  The scene is of a fight between Kangana and R Madhavan, who play estranged husband and wife in the film.
    Madhavan hits back saying, “Not that I looked like Hrithik Roshan earlier” (viral gif below)


    April 30, 2016, NewsCrunch

    The nasty and prolonged fight between Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan has made a scene from Tanu Weds Manu Returns go viral.

    The scene is of a fight between Kangana and R Madhavan, who play estranged husband and wife in the film.

    Kangana complains that Madhavan is putting on weight. “Look at this man, he is growing like a ginger, sprouting on all sides,” she says.

    To which Madhavan hits back saying, “Not that I looked like Hrithik Roshan earlier.”



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    Here is an indie video, which is not on sex and is still going viral. It goes around asking Indian Muslims if they would sing vande mataram.  The answer is diverse as India and gets you by surprise.   There is some predictability in the responses – for many Indian Muslims worshipping a goddess violates Islamic religious belief and the answer is a no.
    One man says he loves vande mataram, but hates the anti-Muslim novel, Anand math, which introduced it. (video below)

    April 30, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Here is an indie video, which is not on sex and is still going viral. It goes around asking Indian Muslims if they would sing vande mataram.

    The answer is diverse as Indiaand gets you by surprise.

    There is some predictability in the responses – for many Indian Muslims worshipping a goddess violates Islamic religious belief and the answer is a no.

    There are also many who say they have no problem.

    One man says he loves vande mataram, but hates the anti-Muslim novel, Anand math, which introduced it.

    They are all united in saying whether they sing vande mataram or not, do not question their patriotism. Indiais their land and they will live in it and die for it.

    The video ends with a message, which is worth reproducing.

    Saying vande mataram does not make you a less Muslim.

    Not saying it does not make you less patriotic.

    Muslims who refused to say vande mataram in the video and those who did so had one thing in common – their love for India

    Salute, Yathartha Pictures.

    Viral video asks Indian Muslims would they sing vande mataram – their answer is as diverse as India



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    President Pranab Mukherjee rubbed his nose with Maori chief and his wife in Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday while receiving a traditional welcome at the Governor General’s mansion. A Kiwi official escorted the President to the chief of the warriors who stood along with his wife. Both of them rubbed their nose with Pranab Mukherjee before allowing him to inspect the guard of honour.
    The rubbing of nose is a traditional Maori greeting known as 'hongi' (video below)

    April 30, 2016, NewsCrunch

    President Pranab Mukherjee rubbed his nose with Maori chief and his wife in Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday while receiving a traditional welcome at the Governor General’s mansion.


    A Kiwi official escorted the President to the chief of the warriors who stood along with his wife. Both of them rubbed their nose with Pranab Mukherjee before allowing him to inspect the guard of honour.


    The rubbing of nose is a traditional Maori greeting known as 'hongi' in which two people press their nose in a gesture similar to a handshake.


    Maoris believe that during Hongi, the "ha" (breath) is exchanged which amounts to sharing of two people's souls.


    The Maoris are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand.


    Video: Watch Pranab Mukherjee rub his nose with Maori chief and wife in New Zealand



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    Kanhaiya Kumar and  Lalu Prasad Yadav photo is going viral (video below)
    April 30, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Kanhaiya Kumar received a hero's welcome in his home state Bihar, where he had gone for the first time after his release from Tihar jail.

    He was welcomed by the Bihar government officials at the airport and was escorted by a convoy of security personnel. He visited two most powerful men in Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar and his backer Lalu Prasad Yadav.

    It was the meeting with the latter, which became a little controversial.

    Amidst media frenzy, Kanhaiya Kumar went to Lalu's residence and touched his feet seeking his blessings.

    A photo of Kanhaiya Kumar and Lalu created buzz with many commenting derisively that the JNUSU president had begun his anti-corruption crusade with Lalu, who had spent years in jail for the fodder scam.

    But Kanhaiya Kumar defended his meeting with Lalu saying he had supported JNU students when they were under attack from the right wing forces. Lalu reciprocated saying JNU was not an ordinary university, but had made a name for itself  by championing social justice.

    But BJP protested the reception given to Kanhaiya Kumar saying he had been person charged with sedition.

    Kanhaiya belongs to Begusarai district of Bihar. There is a natural fit between the backward class government in Bihar and Kanhaiya Kumar, who has quickly emerged as a student leader-champion of social justice.

     Kanhaiya Kumar gets grand welcome in Bihar - touches Lalu Prasad Yadav's feet amidst media frenzy (video)






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    Vivek Oberoi's  press conference at IIFA came to an abrupt end when a journalist asked him about his bitter foe Salman Khan.   Vivek Oberoi, who is acting in RGV film Rai, which many describe as a good break for him, was eager to take questions. As the video shows, he stood on the stage wearing dark glasses and smiling.   It lasted till someone asked if he would patch up with Salman Khan ever. Vivek Oberoi ignored the question and walked out immediately.
    After a journalist  asked if he would patch up with Salman Khan, Vivek Oberoi  walked out immediately (video below)

    May 1, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Vivek Oberoi's  press conference at IIFA came to an abrupt end when a journalist asked him about his bitter foe Salman Khan.

    Vivek Oberoi, who is acting in RGV film Rai, which many describe as a good break for him, was eager to take questions. As the video shows, he stood on the stage wearing dark glasses and smiling.

    It lasted till someone asked if he would patch up with Salman Khan ever. Vivek Oberoi ignored the question and walked out immediately.

    Vivek Oberoi and Salman Khan fell out more than a decade ago over Aishwarya Rai, whom both dated at different times. Vivek Oberoi had alleged in a press conference that Salman Khan had threatened him for seeing Aishwarya Rai.

    Though he tried to make amends, including making a public apology, Salman Khan never forgave him.

    Video: Watch Vivek Oberoi's response when Salman Khan is mentioned at IIFA press conference  - he walks off



    Video: Vivek Oberoi saying Salman threatened him



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    All speculation can rest, PM Modi did pass out of Gujarat University in 1983 with a first class degree in Master of Arts in Political Science.  He passed MA as an external student, but with distinction scoring of 62.3 per cent.  An old interview that had surfaced recently shows Modi quite accurately claiming that he had passed his MA with flying colours.
    Modi's MA course was for two years and his subjects
    included European Politics, Indian Political Analysis
    and Psychology of Politics. 


    May 1, 2016, NewsCrunch

    All speculation can rest, PM Modi did pass out of Gujarat University in 1983 with a first class degree in Master of Arts in Political Science.

    He passed MA as an external student, but with distinction scoring of 62.3 per cent.

    An old interview that had surfaced recently shows Modi quite accurately claiming that he had passed his MA with flying colours.

    His MA course was for two years and his subjects included European Politics, Indian Political Analysis and Psychology of Politics.

    Ahmedabad Mirror, which dug out Modi's degree details from Gujarat University, also mentions that he had completed his prescience - equivalent of 12th standard - from MN Science College, Visnagar.

    A ledger entry from Gujarat University lists Modi among students
    Courtesy Ahmedabad Mirror 
    Modi has stated that he had to drop out of formal education after he left home at an early age, but made a disciplined effort to make up for it by earning a BA degree from Delhi University and an MA from Gujarat University.

    Ahmedabad Mirror spoke to Modi's family and friends, who agreed that Modi was a serious student.

    His brother Prahalad Modi said when Modi was running a  canteen in Ahmedabad, he had enrolled at the Shri Swaminarayan Arts College, but could not go to college regularly due to work.

    Another friend recalled that while pursuing his MA externally, Modi would make sure that he did the day's study despite hectic schedule.

    Modi's educational qualifications became controversial as PMO, Gujarat University and Delhi University have repeatedly declined to answer any RTI query on them, prompting many to  think that the PM had faked them.

    After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also raked up the issue, Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu had ordered PMO to hand over the relevant information.

    Now, it is only Modi's Delhi University degree that needs to be confirmed.

    Related
    In old interview, Modi talks about his degrees: till 10th in school, then external BA and MA – but topped university (video) 




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    Though Bipasha-Karan  wedding was private, it did not take much time for the couplé's friends to upload mobile camera footage of the ceremony (videos below).
    May 1, 2016, Newscrunch

    Actors Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover got married in a Bengali wedding ceremony on Saturday evening.

    The wedding a small affair with just family and close friends was held at a south Mumbai hotel.

    Among the invitees were Bipasha's ex-boyfriend and now close friend Dino Morea.

    Though the wedding was private, it did not take much time for the couplé's friends to upload mobile camera footage of the ceremony.

    Bipasha is seen dressed like a typical Bengali bride in a red and golden lehenga-saree and an elaborated makeup on forehead,

    Karan Singh, a Punjabi Sikh, came riding a segway, sporting a white sherwani.

    As per the Bengali ritual, the bride covered her face with betel leaves and walked around the groom seven times.

    It is Bipasha’s first marriage while Karan will be trying to get third time lucky after failed marriages to TV actors Shraddha Nigam and Jennifer Winget.

    Bipasha Basu-Karan Singh Grover wedding videos






    Insiders share footage of lavish wedding ceremony of Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover


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    Bangalore's Namma Metro crossed a significant milestone on Saturday by completing the East West corridor part of the project.  It connects areas in the vicinity of ITPL, a prominent IT cluster, to the City Railway station and to the older parts of Bangalore  up to the Mysore road.  It also boasts of making operational South India's first underground stretch.
    Namma Metro has thrown open South India's first underground stretch for public (video below)
    May 1, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Bangalore's Namma Metro crossed a significant milestone on Saturday by completing the East West corridor part of the project.

    It connects areas in the vicinity of ITPL, a prominent IT cluster, to the City Railway station and to the older parts of Bangalore  up to the Mysore road.

    It also boasts of making operational South India's first underground stretch.

    The project was notoriously delayed and the Bangalore Metro is still a decade away to string the entire city together with a fast mode of transport.

    But people were still out on Saturday enjoying rides and wondering  about the miracle of covering a distance of 18 km in 30 flat minutes flat, ignoring traffic chaos overhead.

    Video: Namma Metro miracle amidst traffic chaos in Bangalore 18 kms in 30 minutes 


       

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    The collection agency has paid a price for being casual about its money. (video below)

    May 1, 2016, NewCrunch

    Two bike-borne miscreants snatched a bag containing  Rs 16 lakh on busy street and made good their escape.

    Their act of crime was caught on CCTV.

    Dainik Bhaskar says employees of a collection agency were ferrying Rs 16 lakh of the company money on a bike.

    The miscreants, who possibly had inside infformation, followed them on another bike and snatched the bag before speeiding away.

    The collection agency, whatever that may mean, has paid  a price for being casual about its money.

    Other details of the incident are not available at the moment.

    Video: Watch bike-borne criminals snatch Rs 18 lakh on busy road in Ahmedabad (CCTV footage)




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     The showstopper moment of PM Modi's visit to Varanasi occurred when he took an Ola e-rickshaw during a visit to his Parliamentary constituency.  As part of an effort to turn Varanasi green, he distributed 1,000 e-rickshaws at an event at at Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) ground.
    As part of an effort to turn Varanasi green, Modi  distributed
    1,000 e-rickshaws (Video below) ANI Pic
    May 1, 2016, NewsCrunch

    The showstopper moment of PM Modi's visit to Varanasi occurred when he took an Ola e-rickshaw during a visit to his Parliamentary constituency on Sunday.

    As part of an effort to turn Varanasi green, he distributed 1,000 e-rickshaws at an event at at Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) ground.

    To drive the green message home, he took an e-rickshaw himself for some distance, which carried the nameplate of Ola, which aggregates  rickshaws in the city.

    Modi also launched solar-powered boats for plying on river Ganga.

    Earlier, the PM had launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) at Ballia in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

    The PMUY scheme provides free LPG connections to about five crore families living below poverty line (BPL) across the country.


    To send home a green message, Modi takes an Ola e-rickshaw in Varanasi (ANI video)


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    Kenya set fire to its vast ivory stockpile at Nairobi's national park to send a strong message to save elephants from slaughter.  Officials poured thousands of litres of diesel and kerosene into ​eleven giant pyres of tusks and torched them sending huge white clouds of smoke.
    The fire was lit by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta who sought a total ban on trade in ivory (video below)

    May 1, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Kenya set fire to its vast ivory stockpile at Nairobi's national park to send a strong message to save elephants from slaughter.

    Officials poured thousands of litres of diesel and kerosene into ​eleven giant pyres of tusks and torched them sending huge white clouds of smoke.

    The fire was lit by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta who sought a total ban on trade in ivory to end the trafficking of elephants.

    Video: Kenya burns ivory - makes a bonfire of world's biggest stockpile; sends a message to the world to save elephants   



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