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    AIADMK leader O.Panneerselvam and twice chief minister of Tamil Nadu also started his journey as a tea seller, just like Modi.  But unlike the prime minister, O Panneerselvam's tea shop still runs on Theni Road in Periyakulam.   O Panneerselvam started it with a partner four decades ago and called it xxxx. In the '80s he handed it over to his brother O Raja, who renamed it after his daughter Rosie, who tragically died from drowning.
    O Panneerselvam's shop sells tea at Rs 10 a cup, double the going price, but still has customers flocking to it.
    May 8, 2016, NewsCrunch

    AIADMK leader O.Panneerselvam and twice chief minister of Tamil Nadu also started his journey as a tea seller, just like Modi.

    But unlike the prime minister, O Panneerselvam's tea shop still runs on Theni Road in Periyakulam.

    O Panneerselvam started PV tea stall with a partner, Vijayan, four decades ago.

    In the '80s he handed it over to his brother O Raja, who renamed it after his daughter Rosie, who tragically died from drowning.

    O Panneerselvam joined politics, became a local panchayat head and later, an MLA. The man known as staunch Jayalalithaa loyalist, ironically started his stint in AIADMK supporting her rival MGR's widow Janaki, before switching sides.

    Jalayalitha, who has been forced to step down twice - in 2001 and 2014 - due to corruption charges, chose O Panneerselvam to step in as interim CM.

    When he is not CM, O Panneerselvam holds powerful portfolios such as Finance or PWD in Jaya governments.

    The man, who is often ridiculed for his cringing show of devotion to Jayalalithaa, remembers where he came from and continues to keep the tea shop running.

    The Hindu reports that he performs an annual Ayudha Puja at his tea shop and visits it whenever he finds time,

    The shop does not have a nameplate but is well known in the area for the strong tea it brews.

    The Scroll notes that O Panneerselvam's shop sells tea at Rs 10 a cup, double the going price, but still has customers flocking to it.

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    A tweet from Bollywood actress Twinkle Khanna enraged supporters of Art of Living and elicited a call from some of them to boycott Housefull 3.  Twinkle Khanna's husband Akshya Kumar is the lead actor in the Housefull 3.  She deleted the tweet posted on the Twitter handle @Msfunnybones and apologised for hurting the sentiments of Sri Ravishankar's supporters, but continues to face anger in social media.
    It started on Saturday when Twinkle Khanna tweeted a comment on
    Sri Ravishankar's controversial comment that Malala did not deserve the Nobel prize.
    May 8, 2016, NewsCrunch

    A tweet from Bollywood actress Twinkle Khanna enraged supporters of Art of Living and elicited a call from some of them to boycott Housefull 3.

    Twinkle Khanna's husband Akshay Kumar is the lead actor in forthcoming Bollywood movie Housefull 3.

    She deleted the tweet posted on the Twitter handle @Msfunnybones and apologised for hurting the sentiments of Sri Ravishankar's supporters, but continues to face anger in social media.

    It started on Saturday when Twinkle Khanna tweeted a comment on Sri Ravishankar's controversial comment that Malala did not deserve the Nobel prize.

     “Sri Sri got his nobel foot and half his beard stuck in his mouth in a yogic pose .” she reportedly tweeted.

    Though she described it as a joke, it did not go down well with AOL supporters and Twinkle Khanna deleted the tweet saying she may have shown error or judgement.

    But the controversy took a new turn when the Art of Living's international director, Darshak Hathi, tweeted hinting at a boycott of Housefull3.

    Tagging Mrs Funnybones he tweeted,  “Error of Judgement or Fear of #BoycottHousefull3. Anyway Being Old & Being wise is different thing.”

    NewsCrunch is not able to verify his tweet as it seems to have been deleted.

    Now, that got Twinkle Khanna angry. She stated that Art of Living was practicing art of intimidation and warned him not to drag her husband Akshay Kumar into the controversy.

    Though there are reconciliation noises from both the sides, some of the Art of Living supporters are continuing with the Boycott Housefull3 buzz.

    Twinkle Khanna's tweet triggers boycott call of Housefull 3 from Art of Living supporters 




    Twinke deletes tweet on Sri Ravishankar's Nobel fiasco, but Art of Living anger continues 








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    Singer Shreya Ghoshal dismissed the rumours that she is pregnant on Sunday.  Over the last month, reports in Indian media have claimed that the popular actress is expecting.   Though there has been no confirmation of any sort, reports have deduced that she is carrying.
    Shreya Ghoshal chose the Mother's Day to say she was not pregnant and
    that Indian media made her laugh.

    May 8, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Singer Shreya Ghoshal dismissed the rumours that she is pregnant on Sunday.

    Over the last month, reports in Indian media have claimed that the popular actress is expecting.   Though there has been no confirmation of any sort, reports have deduced that she is carrying.

    Some noted that she had put on weight  and some said she was cutting down on her assignments.

    Shreya Ghoshal  chose the Mother's Day to say she was not pregnant and that Indian media made her laugh.

    The top singer married software entrepreneur Shiladitya Mukhyopadhyay last year in a low-key ceremony.

    Don't believe the rumours, I am not pregnant, says top singer Shreya Ghoshal 






    Related
    Shreya Ghoshal marries boyfriend Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya in really simple and top secret ceremony 



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    May 9, 2016, NewsCrunch

    A fake post on Times now, which has Washington Post slamming it, has gone massively viral.

    In double-deck thick font headline, the alleged Washington Post report screams: Indian TV channel  Times Now rated most biased media house by global rating agency .

    It also has a large picture of Arnab Goswami to boot. The other details of the report are hidden in unreadable font.

    The photoshopped image, obviously fake, probably was released on social media on Saturday.

    Interestingly, it seems to have been the handiwork of Congress affiliated accounts, though it is the AAP camp which usually takes on BJP in the viral battles.

    As NewsCrunch has reported exclusively, Congress has also begun to boycott Arnab Goswami's popular show News Hour, which used to make punching bags out of its spokespersons.

    In a recent interview with Ahmed Patel, Arnab Goswami requested the Congress leader to lift the ban, but was politely turned down.  

    Related
    It's official: Congress is boycotting News Hour - Arnab Goswami requests Ahmed Patel to lift ban (Watch video) 




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    Yuvraj Singh showed his respect to Sachin Tendulkar by his touching feet at Visakhapatnam during the Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Mumbai Indians match on Sunday.   Yuvraj Singh was back in the Sunrisers Hyderabad team after a long layoff due to poor form.   He made an impressive comeback by scoring a 23-ball 39 before getting out hit wicket. Sunrisers Hyderabad went on to beat Mumbai Indians by 85 runs.
    Yuvraj Singh had similarly touched Sachin Tendulkar's feet in July 2014

    May 9, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Yuvraj Singh showed his respect to Sachin Tendulkar by his touching feet at Visakhapatnam during the Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Mumbai Indians match on Sunday.

    Yuvraj Singh was back in the Sunrisers Hyderabad team after a long layoff due to poor form.

    He made an impressive comeback by scoring a 23-ball 39 before getting out hit wicket. Sunrisers Hyderabad went on to beat Mumbai Indians by 85 runs.

    Sachin Tendulkar was at Visakhapatnam as the mentor of Mumbai Indians, When the TV cameras focused on him in the dugout, the crowd went berserk chanting Sachin, Sachin.

    That also made Yuvraj Singh go to Sachin Tendulkar and touch his feet.

    Yuvraj Singh has done this before as well. He had similarly touched Sachin Tendulkar's feet in July 2014 after hitting a 132-ball 134 for Rest of the World against the Tendulkar-led Marylebone Cricket Club.

    Mumbai Indians have selected Visakhapatnam as their home ground after IPL was moved out of Maharashtra on Mumbai High Court order. 
    .

    Yuvraj  Singh touching Sachin Tendulkar's feet after hitting a 132-ball 134 for Rest of the World against the Tendulkar-led Marylebone Cricket Club.

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    Journalist Shekar Gupta has posted a hilarious photo of NDTV election coverage team posing with Tamil Nadu actor-politician  Captain Vijayakanth.   Dr Prannoy Roy, Dorab Sopariwala, Shekhar Gupta and Captain Vijayakanth are seen raising their right hand with clenched fist in unison.
    Dr Prannoy Roy, Dorab Sopariwala, Shekhar Gupta and Captain Vijayakanth are seen
    raising their right hand with clenched fist in unison.
    May 9, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Journalist Shekar Gupta has posted a hilarious photo of NDTV election coverage team posing with Tamil Nadu actor-politician  Captain Vijayakanth.

    Dr Prannoy Roy, Dorab Sopariwala, Shekhar Gupta and Captain Vijayakanth are seen raising their right hand with clenched fist in unison.

    If you are a Captain Vijayakanth fan you would be familiar with this; in his movies he usually took on his enemies single-handedly after mouthing long dialogues, which ended with him clenching his fist and raising his hand.

    The NDTV team was in Tamil Nadu to shoot for their election  series Battleground when they met the captain and decided to copy his act. As they raise their hand, they wear a smile, while Captain Vijayakanth looks dead serious.

    Captain Vijayakanth, in the NDTV interview, described himself  as a hero, Karunanidhi as a villain and Jayalalithaa as a villie.


    Journalist Shekar Gupta has posted a hilarious photo of NDTV election coverage team posing with Tamil Nadu actor-politician  Captain Vijayakanth.   Dr Prannoy Roy, Dorab Sopariwala, Shekhar Gupta and Captain Vijayakanth are seen raising their right hand with clenched fist in unison.
    Dr Prannoy Roy, Dorab Sopariwala, Shekhar Gupta and Captain Vijayakanth are
    seen raising their right hand with clenched fist in unison.

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    After Saawariya, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had gone to Paris to direct an opera, Padmavati, based on Rani Padmini's story.



    May 9, 2016, NewsCrunch

    After Bhajirao Mastani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is said to be working on another history drama based on the mythical episode involving Alauddin Khilji and Mewar queen Padmini or Padmavati.

    Prakash Kapadia, the scriptwriter of 'Bajirao Mastani', has started work on 'Padmavati', which is targeting a December 15, 2017, release, reports Mid Day.

    Randeep Hooda, Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut are some of the names that are going around for the casting of the movie.

    After Saawariya, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had gone to Paris to direct an opera, Padmavati, based on Rani Padmini's story.

    As the legend goes Alauddin Khilji, who lusted after Padmini laid siege to  Chittor fort, demanding king Ratan Singh to give up his wife. The Rajput king resisted, resulting in a prolonged siege which ended in an all-out battle and Padmini immolating herself by committing jauhar.

    There is no historical evidence that Rani Padmini actually existed.

    The first written reference to Rani Padmini, occurs nearly 240 years after the time period ascribed to her in Padmavat, an epic poem written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540 CE.

    According to the poem, she was the wife of King Ratansen of Chittor. and the daughter of the contemporary Sinhala king. She was known across India for her bewitching beauty.

    As the literary sources of Padmini developed, different versions of her story also emerged. In one version, it was a fellow Rajput king not Alauddin Khilji, who seeks her.

    But all stories end with the death of Ratan Singh and Padmavati.


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    A video from Ricshawali tries to find out if the film folklore that Tamil superstar Rajinikanth really enjoys huge popularity is true.   The finding is in the affirmative.   Rajinukanth enjoys more than a brand recall among Japanese teenagers. They identify him in photo and when asked to recall any of his movie, say Robot.
    What is it in Rajinukanth that charms his Japanese fans? His antics, led by the cigarette trick.

     May 9, 2016, NewsCrunch

    A video from Ricshawali tries to find out if the film folklore that Tamil superstar Rajinikanth really enjoys huge popularity is true.

    The finding is in the affirmative.

    Rajinikanth enjoys more than a brand recall among Japanese teenagers. They identify him in photo and when asked to recall any of his movie, say Robot. 

    What is it in Rajinikanth that charms them? His antics, led by the cigarette trick. Throwing cigarettes into his mouth, has made Rajinikanth world famous, it seems.

    There are other feats as well, fresh in their memory. As a Japanese girl points out, Rajinikanth stamps his leg and a tornado happens.

    Video: Meet Rajinikanth fans in Japan- he stamps his leg and a tornado happens, they say 


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    Congress president Sonia Gandhi made a rare but emotional reference to her Italian origins in a speech in Kerala on Monday.   The 69-year-old leader said she had a family in Italy of whom she was not ashamed of.   “I have a 93-year-old mother I am not ashamed of," she said. But she went on to say that India mattered more.
    Over the years BJP has made repeated reference to Sonia Gandhi’s Italian roots (video below)

    May 10, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi made a rare but emotional reference to her Italian origins in a speech in Kerala on Monday.

    The 69-year-old leader said she had a family in Italy of whom she was not ashamed of.

    “I have a 93-year-old mother I am not ashamed of," she said. But she went on to say that Indiamattered more.


    "I will die in Indiaand my ashes will be immersed in India as the blood of my loved ones are mixed in this soil.”

    Sonia’s unusual speech came days after the Prime Minister made a cutting remark about her Italian origins. Citing a Milan court verdict, which found bribes were paid in Indiafor the AgustaWestland  helicopter deal when the Congress was in power, Modi had said he did not have roots in Italy.

    His implication was that Sonia personally benefitted from the deal.   


    “I also know PM Modi will never understand my integrity, and him and the RSS will always abuse me."

    Over the years BJP has made repeated reference to Sonia Gandhi’s Italian roots. It prompted her to put Manmohan Singh in the PM’s seat in 2005 though she had led UPA to power.


    Sonia Gandhi refers to her Italian origin - I will die in India… (NDTV video)



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    A fight broke out among spectators during a match between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils and was caught on camera.   It was an uneven fight in more ways than one. A group of four people took on a team of two of which one was on the attack and the other was blocking in defence.  The smaller team was on a higher layer of the stadium and used their height advantage to the hilt.
    Spectators reportedly fight for seats at at the IS Bindra Stadium in
    Mohali during IPL match (video below)

    May 10, 2016, NewsCrunch

    A fight broke out among spectators, during an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils, and was caught on camera.

    It was an uneven fight in more ways than one. A group of four people took on a team of two of which one was on the attack and the other was blocking in defence.

    The smaller team was on a higher layer of the stadium and used their height advantage to the hilt.

    The fisticuffs continued till a constable stepped in to bring order, admirably and single-handely.

    The fight was serious enough to draw camera attention. It seems to have occurred before the IPL match started over a seating arrangement.

    The incident occurred in the last week of April but came to media attention only recently.

    Video: Nasty fight among Mohali spectators caught on camera during Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils IPL match



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    Rocky Yadav, 30, son of a JD(U) leader Manorama Devi, who allegedly shot dead a teenager Aditya Sachdeva in Gaya, has been arrested.  But it has not brought any relief to Aditya Sachdeva’s father, a local businessman.
    Three days after of the crime that shocked India, Aditya Sachdeva’s father remains inconsolable (video below)

    May 10, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Rocky Yadav, 30, son of a JD(U) leader Manorama Devi, who allegedly shot dead a teenager Aditya Sachdeva in Gaya, has been arrested.

    But it has not brought any relief to Aditya Sachdeva’s father, a local businessman.

    Three days after of the crime that shocked India, he remains inconsolable.

    An ANI video shows him in shock and wailing; he cries aloud, let all Bihari children be killed to allow only goons to live. He is surrounded by his relatives, who try to calm him but with no avail.


    Aditya Sachdeva, who was driving a Swift overtook Rocky Yadav’s Range Rover on Saturday and was allegedly beaten up and shot dead for that.

    Heartrending video of Aditya Sachdeva’s father – kill all children, let only goons live in Bihar 



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    Chattisgarh IAS officer Jagdish Sonkar, who went viral recently for keeping his leg on the cot, as he spoke to a patient at a hospital has apologised.   The young IAS officer was slammed for what was widely seen as arrogant behaviour.   And here could be a case of an apology slightly complicating the controversy further.
    Jagdish Sonkar assured fellow babus that he would stick to the core values of the civil service and lists them 

    May 10, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Chattisgarh IAS officer Jagdish Sonkar, who went viral recently for keeping his leg on the cot, as he spoke to a patient at a hospital has apologised.

    The young IAS officer was slammed for what was widely seen as arrogant behaviour.

    And here could be a case of an apology slightly complicating the controversy further.

    The apology is directed at fellow civil servants, who seemed to have been divided on their response, to the viral photo.

    In a Facebook post, Jagdish Sonkar says he apologises to each of his colleagues at the civil service fraternity for the harm the act has done for their image.

    There is not a word on the patients in the hospital, who endured his behaviour, which he admits as avoidable.

    Jagdish Sonkar assured fellow babus that he would stick to the core values of the civil service and lists them - Honesty, Integrity, Objectivity, Impartiality and Civility, Modesty, Humility, Chivalry  - all which his viral photo failed to convey.

    With a touch of defiance, he also thanks all those who did not judge him based on a single snapshot.

    Related

    Chhattisgarh IAS officer Dr Jagdish Sonkar speaks to hospital patient keeping leg on cot - social media outrage, CM angry after photo goes viral





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    A student from J&K Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan has come second in the 2015 Civil Services, just behind  Delhi’s Tina Dabi.   The 23-year-old Athar, who hails from Anantnag, got through the exam in his second attempt. In his first attempt in 2014, he got into Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) and is presently undergoing training in Indian Railways Institute of Transport Management, Lucknow.
    A teacher noticed that Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan had good analytical ability
    and asked him to aim for IIT.

    May 10, 2016, NewsCrunch

    A student from J&K Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan has come second in the 2015 Civil Services, just behind  Delhi’s Tina Dabi.

    The 23-year-old Athar, who hails from Anantnag, got through the exam in his second attempt. In his first attempt in 2014, he got into Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) and is presently undergoing training in Indian Railways Institute of Transport Management, Lucknow.

    Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan is an IIT-Roorkee alumni and there is a pattern to his success.

    Kashmir Life reports that a teacher noticed that Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan had good analytical ability and asked him to aim for IIT.

    In 2010, Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan cleared CET, AIEEE and even the coveted BITSAT though IIT eluded him. He joined GovernmentMedicalCollege, Jammu, and wrote JEE again next and got into IIT Roorkee.

    It also took a repeat attempt in civil services to get into IAS.

    What explains Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan’s success is his determination and clarity. These traits have taken him from a small village, Devipora, in Anantnag district to the top of the elite bureaucracy exam.

    Many told Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan that he was foolish to go for IIT after getting into medicine. He told Kashmir Life that he thought differently and was steadfast on fulfilling his aim.


    Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan does not see himself as a bookworm. He says it is not the hours you put into study, but the study put into the hours that matters.


    Interestingly, a Chetan Bhagat fan, Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan has read all his novels.

    The person ahead of him in the civil services, Tina Dabi, is no less impressive. Just 22, and an LSR political science student, Tina Dabi cleared the civil services exam in her first attempt. 

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    Just 22, and topping civil services exam in her very first attempt has been an incredible experience for Delhi girl, Tina Dabi.   A political science student from LSR, she had topped in her college. Before that Tina Dabi had topped the 12th CBSE exam scoring 100 out of 100 in political science.
    The inspiration to become a civil servant came from Tina Dabi’s
    mom (video below)

    May 10, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Just 22, and topping civil services exam in her very first attempt has been an incredible experience for Delhi girl, Tina Dabi.

    A political science student from LSR, she had topped in her college. Before that Tina Dabi had topped the 12th CBSE exam scoring 100 out of 100 in political science.

    Speaking to journalists, Tina Dabi says she was probably expecting to get selected in the civil services exam, but never thought would top it.

    Tina Dabi is candid enough to say she had worked very hard and is happy that the torture is over.

    Sincerity, hard work and determination took her where she is now, Tina Dabi adds.

    The inspiration to become a civil servant came from her mom, who suggested she take up arts instead of science after 10th.

    While the best of the students opted for science, Tina Dabi took arts and began her preparation for civil services earnestly.

    Her mom said whatever subject Tina Dabi chose, she should become the best in that.

    After her stunning success, Tina Dabi hopes to become a role model.

    IAS topper Tina Dabi explains secret of her success – started my preparation in 11th and topped through out (Video)



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    JNUSU General Secretary Rama Naga created a stir inside Academic Council on Tuesday by delivering a speech on his 13th day of hunger strike.  A section of JNU students are on an indefinite hunger strike against the administrations’ tough action against those involved in the controversial Afzal Guru event.
    JNUSU leaders Rama Naga and Shehla Rashid had a tough time getting into
    Academic Council as the VC was against letting them in (video below)

    May10, 2016, NewsCrunch

    JNUSU General Secretary Rama Naga created a stir inside Academic Council on Tuesday by delivering a speech on his 13th day of hunger strike.

    A section of JNU students are on an indefinite hunger strike against the administrations’ tough action against those involved in the controversial Afzal Guru event.

    A weak-looking Rama Naga said he was presenting fruits and flowers to congratulate the VC who had not found time to visit students sitting on hunger strike for last 13 days.

    He went on to lay a smartly wrapped bundle of fruits and flowers on a table in the Academic Council as the members looked on.

    Earlier, JNUSU leaders Rama Naga and Shehla Rashid had a tough time getting into Academic Council as the VC was against letting them in. As JNUSU office bearers Rama Naga and Shehla Rashid have the prerogative to attend Academic Council meetings.

    Shehla Rashid reportedly got injured while forcing her way in.

    After 13 days of hunger strike, JNUSU leader Rama Naga makes spirited speech – carries fruits and flowers for VC  (video)



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    A screengrab of HT report on Daljinder Kaur, 72, and Mohinder Singh, 79, with their son Armaan Singh

    May 11, 2016, NewsCrunch

    There is an yet another report of a couple in their 70s having a baby through IVF.

    The Hindustan Times reports that an Amritsar Daljinder Kaur, 72,and her husband Mohinder Singh Gill, 79, are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, Arman Singh.

    The child came 46 years after their marriage and about 20 years after the lady's menopause, with the able assistance of National Fertility and Test Tube Baby Centre in Hisar.

    The woman was in frail health, but a battery of experts including a cardiologist cleared the idea, which took three tries to succeed.

    Daljinder Kaur's fallopian tubes were blocked. The couple could not seek treatment when they were young as they were unaware. Mohinder Singh says he was engaged in litigation with close relatives that gave little time for anything else.

    IVF-enabled aged couples have many precedents in India. In 2008, a 66-year-old woman had given birth to triplets at the same Hisar centre.

    A 70-year-old woman Rajo Devi had given birth to a baby girl in 2006.

    These treatments raise ethical questions that need to be addressed. Experts recommend an age cap on IVF treatment to ensure that parents are around till the child reaches adulthood. They also note that as the couple age the quality of their sperm and egg deteriorates.

    A few countries have legislated upper age cap on IVF couples and a few countries have left it to the self-regulation of industry bodies and clinics.

    In India, there seems to be neither.





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    Rising Pune Supergiants lost lost their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by four runs after skipper Dhoni got run out in the last over, thanks to some athletic fielding by Yuvraj.    Thanks to a superb six-wicket haul by leg-spinner Adam Zampa, Sunrisers Hyderabad could put only 137 on board.
    As a desperate Dhoni ran for two, Yuvraj Singh collected the ball from the deep, ran to
    the stump himself and removed the wicket. (video below)

    May 11, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Rising Pune Supergiants lost their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by four runs after skipper Dhoni got run out in the last over, thanks to some athletic fielding by Yuvraj.  

    Thanks to a superb six-wicket haul by leg-spinner Adam Zampa, Sunrisers Hyderabad could put only 137 on board.

    Pune Supergiants needed 14 runs to win off the final over with the skipper Dhoni himself at the crease.

    With Ashish Nehra bringing in his experience, just two runs came off the first three balls, after which Dhoni smashed a six.

    Another six was needed from two balls. Dhoni got an edge off the next ball, which went towards third man. As a desperate Dhoni ran for two, Yuvraj Singh collected the ball from the deep, ran to the stump himself  and removed the wicket.

    Yuvraj Singh then went for a long sprint to celebrate Dhini;s rare last over run out.


    Video: Yuvraj Singh goes for a sprint after getting Dhoni run out in last over - Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Pune Supergiants 


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    JNU witnessed a fresh round of controversy on Tuesday after students and administration exchanged charges over vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar.  Students say he ran away from an Academic Council meeting, which was discussing their hunger strike. Administration officials say the VC was roughed up and had his shirt pulled as he left the meeting.  JNU students have been on a hunger strike for the last 14 days over the tough action taken by the administration over the Afzal Guru events controversy.
    The Telegraph reported that on seeing the students, M Jagadesh Kumar broke out into a jog and headed for the administrative block 250 metres away. (video below)

    May 11, 2016, NewsCrunch

    JNU witnessed a fresh round of controversy on Tuesday after students and administration exchanged charges over vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar.

    Students say he ran away from an Academic Council meeting, which was discussing their hunger strike. Administration officials say the VC was roughed up and had his shirt pulled as he left the meeting.

    JNU students have been on a hunger strike for the last 14 days over the tough action taken by the administration over the Afzal Guru events controversy.

    Jagadesh Kumar reluctantly allowed an Academic Council meeting on Tuesday to discuss the hunger strike of the students.

    The meeting, which was attended by three student members - Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid and Rama Naga - was terminated abruptly by xxx, who tried to walk out.

    As a large number of students were waiting outside, security persons threw around him and escorted
    him to his office.
    The Telegraph reported that on seeing the students, M Jagadesh Kumar broke out into a jog and headed for the administrative block 250 metres away. (video below)

    The Telegraph reported that on seeing the students, M Jagadesh Kumar broke out into a jog and headed for the administrative block 250 metres away. The students chanted saying " Bhagoda VC waapas aao (Absconding VC come back)."


    The Telegraph reported that on seeing the students, M Jagadesh Kumar broke out into a jog and headed for the administrative block 250 metres away. (video below)

    It also quoted university PRO Poonam Kudaisya alleging that a few students pulled his shirt and tried to pin him down. "However, the vice-chancellor, with the help of security staff, managed to reach his office," she added.

    Kanhaiya Kumar denied that M Jagadesh Kumar had been manhandled or had his shirt pulled and said there were videos and photos to  prove their stance.


    Students say JNU VC ran from meeting; admin says he was roughed up and had his shirt pulled (video)



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    An unfortunate baby humpback whale washed ashore alive in the coastal town of Bolshoy Kamen, Russia.   The locals instead of trying to recue it as is done elsewhere, decided to make a meal of it.   A video, which has now gone viral on social media, shows the villagers butchering it and throwing chunks of meat into a bucket.
    An eyewitness posted on social media that the baby whale was still breathing when it was found (video below).



    May 11, 2016, NewsCrunch

    An unfortunate baby humpback whale washed ashore alive in the coastal town of Bolshoy Kamen, Russia.

    The locals instead of trying to recue it as is done elsewhere, decided to make a meal of it.

    A video, which has now gone viral on social media, shows the villagers butchering it and throwing chunks of meat into a bucket.

    An eyewitness posted on social media that the animal was still breathing when it was found.

    Media reports that there was barely any trace of the beached baby whale by morning except for the photos of the whale’s carcass, which went viral, on social media.



    Video: Baby whale washes ashore alive in Russia; local villagers eat it up


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    A snake-pit with over a hundred animals was found behind a rarely-used wall at a house
    in Oyel of Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh (video below)

    May 11, 2016, NewsCrunch

    A house in the Oyel village of Lakhimpur, UP, has shot into limelight by unwittingly hosting over a 10 snakes.

    The local forest department has captured the slithering animals  and released them in a nearby forest.

    In the drama that unfolded recently, two snakes were initially found in the house of a resident, Jitendra Mishra. It was night and the family members heard the hissing sound and woke up to spot them.

    The snakes were captured with the help of neighbours and near a river that flows nearby.

    The next day was worse. Snakes came in slithering in from different directions, prompting the family to call a professional catcher from the nearby Sultanpur. When he broke a rarely-used wall, they were aghast see a snake pit with over a hundred of them.

    Though the forest department has removed all snakes, the entire village is still terrified. Many say they prefer  to spend time sitting on cots than risk moving about in the floor.

    House in Lakhimpur, UP, wakes up with  over 150 slithering snakes – entire village shaken up (video)



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