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Dec 20 2018 - India News

Kangana Ranaut ‘Manikarnika’s Trailor Out

Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarna movie trailer has been released. The film is a biopic on the life of one of the most celebrated female Indian warrior, Queen of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai. Kangana plays the titular role. The trailer opens by introducing Manikarnika as the fearless woman who’s also equally beautiful and vulnerable.

Gold Investment: Indians Are Buying Gold For As Little As One Rupee

Indians are buying gold for as little as one rupee (1 cent) as the demand for gold is shrinking.  Retailers are forced to offer online sales in bite-sized portions to prop up shrinking demand in the world’s second-biggest consumer. The metal’s fading appeal among youngsters is forcing jewelers to adapt online purchases to appeal to a more internet-savvy, younger population. India’s consumption of gold, almost all of which is imported, has been declining because of the government’s efforts to curb its trade deficit and combat so-called black money by discouraging investors who used the metal to evade taxes.

Mumbai Engineer Hamid Ansari Released From Pakistan Jail After 6 Years, Returns To India

Hamid Ansari

Indian national Hamid Ansari who had been imprisoned in Pakistan prison for the past six years has been released from Peshawar Central Jail of Pakistan and reached India after crossing Attari-Wagah border. Hamid, a teacher at the Mumbai Management College, had entered Pakistan on November 12, 2012, to meet a woman whom he had befriended on social media. He was taken into custody by Pakistani intelligence agencies and local police in Kohat in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Naseeruddin Shah Calls Virat Kohli ‘World’s Worst Behaved Player’

Indian captain Virat Kohli, who has been in the news for his verbal spat with Australia captain Tim Paine during the ongoing series Down Under has now received a backlash from Indian veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah. Naseeruddin Shah has called Kohli “world’s worst behaved player” in a Facebook post, starting a debate.

Mizoram To Have Dry Christmas, New Year As MNF To Impose Total Prohibition On Liquor

Mizoram is set for a dry Christmas and New Year with the new Mizo National Front government’s decision to designate December 21 to January 14 as dry days as it looks set to bring back prohibition. “We have decided to immediately stop the sale of alcohol by government agencies. As for the private players, it is not possible immediately and we need legislation that will take some time. So as an interim measure we have decided that December 21 to January 14 will be dry days,” chief minister Zoramthanga says.

Assam Approves Rs 600 cr Farm Loan Waiver

The BJP government in Assam has approved Rs 600 crore farm loan waiver which it said will benefit around eight lakh farmers of the state, a move that comes in the backdrop of debt woes of farmers becoming a major issue in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. “As per the scheme, the government will write off 25 percent loan of farmers up to a maximum of Rs 25,000 of all farm debts,” Assam Government spokesperson and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said.

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