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Aegon Life iTerm offers life cover upto 100 years
short by Roshan Gupta / on 26 Oct 2018,Friday
Safeguard yourself against life's unpleasant surprises with Aegon Life iTerm. It offers enhanced features and riders like death benefit rider, critical illness rider with an additional protection layer over a simple term insurance plan. You also get an option to increase the life cover up to 100 years and flexibility to increase life cover as and when your income increases.
short by Roshan Gupta / 01:19 pm on 26 Oct
UrbanClap ties up with Amazon Pay for #DiwaliKiSafai
short by Roshan Gupta / on 19 Oct 2018,Friday
UrbanClap, India's most trusted home services expert, has partnered with Amazon Pay to offer upto 50% off on home cleaning services. The offer, valid till 21 Oct, is available on Home Deep Cleaning, Sofa and Carpet Cleaning, Bathroom and Kitchen Cleaning services. Users can book UrbanClap's top-rated professional cleaners for their #DiwaliKiSafai while enjoying festivities with family and friends.
short by Roshan Gupta / 01:24 pm on 19 Oct
'Dream in Kohler' contest gives you a chance to go to Man Utd
short by Roshan Gupta / on 25 Oct 2018,Thursday
Kohler, a global lifestyle brand and the Principal Partner of Manchester United, is running a unique contest – Dream in Kohler, where people can create mood boards of their dream bathrooms and win a trip to the Theatre of Dreams - Old Trafford, Manchester. The brand has developed an exclusive microsite for running the contest.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:00 am on 25 Oct
This Diwali invite 'Laxmiji' : Edelweiss Tokio Life
short by Roshan Gupta / on 30 Oct 2018,Tuesday
This festive season invite Goddess Laxmi to your home with the Wealth Plus insurance plan, says Edelweiss Tokio Life. The plan offers additional units on every premium paid by the customer, doing away with premium allocation charges and policy administration charges. Its 'Rising Star Benefit' ensures that the financial future of the customer's child is secured even in their absence.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:43 pm on 30 Oct
Sailor's boat crashes into land as he oversleeps during race
short by Anmol Sharma / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
British sailor Alex Thomson, who was holding a lead of 230 nautical miles with only 65 miles remaining to finish the 3,542-nautical mile solo transatlantic race, overslept and crashed into the Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe. The 44-year-old forgot to charge his shockwave watch, specially designed to release an electric shock to wake him up. He was given a 24-hour penalty.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:51 pm on 17 Nov
Cats go viral for failing to enter Japan museum for 2 years
short by Ankush Verma / on 16 Nov 2018,Friday
Two cats have gone viral for their numerous failed attempts during the past two years to gain access to Japan's Onomichi City Museum of Art. The cats have been reportedly attempting to access the museum ever since it held an exhibition of cat photographs in 2016. The museum guards playfully send the cats away whenever they attempt to enter.
short by Ankush Verma / 01:46 pm on 16 Nov
18-yr-old drives 360 km to deliver pizzas to man battling cancer
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Oct 2018,Saturday
An 18-year-old US pizza store manager, Dalton Shaffer drove over 360 kilometres to deliver pizzas to Rich, a terminally ill man battling cancer. Rich, who loved the store's pizza, had planned a trip with his wife to visit the pizzeria but his cancer worsened. When his wife's father called the pizzeria, Dalton offered to deliver pizza to their home.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:35 pm on 20 Oct
US woman survives 6 days on grass after car flies 50ft off road
short by Daisy Mowke / on 01 Nov 2018,Thursday
A 53-year-old American woman was found alive six days after she lost control of her car, which flew 50 feet off the highway and landed on a tree. The woman climbed out of the car after several days and survived on grass and water in the Arizona desert. She was later found by state authorities and airlifted to a hospital.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:24 am on 01 Nov
World's oldest intact shipwreck aged 2,400 yrs found in Black Sea
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 23 Oct 2018,Tuesday
Archaeologists have claimed to find the world's oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea, where it laid undisturbed for over 2,400 years. The 23-metre vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered over 1.6 km below the sea surface with its mast, rudders and rowing benches intact. Lack of oxygen at that depth preserved it, researchers said.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 02:49 pm on 23 Oct
2,000-year-old wine discovered from ancient tomb in China
short by Pragya Swastik / on 07 Nov 2018,Wednesday
Archaeologists have discovered a nearly 2,000-year-old bronze pot from a Western Han dynasty tomb in central China's Henan province, which contains wine likely made from rice. "There was about 3.5 litres of the transparent yellow colour liquid in it," a senior archaeologist said. A large number of colour-painted clay pots and bronze artefacts were also unearthed from the tomb.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:33 pm on 07 Nov
Rakhi sent to London delivered in France, company fined ₹25,000
short by Daisy Mowke / on 25 Oct 2018,Thursday
A Bengaluru courier firm has been directed by the consumer forum to pay ₹25,000 to two consumers after it mistakenly delivered a package sent to London, containing a rakhi, to France in 2016. "Rakhi... should reach the destination...on or before [Raksha Bandhan]," the forum noted. It added the "sentiments of the [senders] are bound to be hurt".
short by Daisy Mowke / 01:36 pm on 25 Oct
Entire village in New Zealand up for sale at ₹13.5 crore
short by Nandini Sinha / on 31 Oct 2018,Wednesday
An entire village in New Zealand which has been abandoned for three decades is up for sale for NZ$2.8 million (over ₹13.5 crore). Lake Waitaki village was built in the 1930s to accommodate the men working on a nearby dam construction project and their families. The property includes eight three-bedroom houses, a restaurant, a lodge and a cafe/bar among others.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:36 pm on 31 Oct
16-yr-old beats 7-time Tetris world champ with 2 yrs of practice
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 23 Oct 2018,Tuesday
Joseph Saelee, a 16-year-old California boy dethroned seven-time champion Jonas Neubauer to win the Classic Tetris World Championship on Sunday. Saelee, who is 13 years younger than the block stacking computer game, said he started playing Tetris as a hobby after watching the championships in 2016. Saelee added he practises for few hours daily on his 1985 Nintendo NES console.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 01:11 pm on 23 Oct
19-yr-old dies after inhaling deodorant to get high in rehab
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
A 19-year-old recovering drug addict in the Netherlands, died of cardiac arrest when he inhaled a deodorant spray in an attempt to get high, doctors revealed in BMJ Case Reports. Doctors were unable to revive the patient despite six rounds of defibrillation. He was put in a medically-induced coma but doctors withdrew the life support as his condition didn't improve.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 11:02 pm on 17 Nov
Lift falls from 95th to 11th floor, 6 people rescued after 2 hours
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
An elevator carrying six tourists malfunctioned and fell 84 storeys, from the 95th to the 11th floor, at a 100-storey-tall skyscraper in US' Chicago. The tourists were stuck in the elevator for around two and a half hours before being rescued by firefighters, who had to break walls. "I believed we were going to die," one of the tourists said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:26 pm on 19 Nov
Lioness kills the father of her 3 cubs at a zoo in the US
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Oct 2018,Saturday
A lioness named Zuri killed the father of her three cubs at a zoo in the US' Indianapolis. The zoo authorities revealed that Zuri was involved in a physical confrontation with 10-year-old Nyack, who died of suffocation from the injuries to the neck. Nyack and Zuri were housed together at the zoo for eight years and produced three cubs.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:04 pm on 20 Oct
Bengaluru man MB Somashekar tried to sell his kidney for ₹1.6 crore after falling for an online advertisement that he claimed was posted by Dr Arun Wesley David, a senior doctor from Bengaluru's Columbia Asia Hospital. Somashekar added he also had a WhatsApp conversation with David. However, the doctor stated that the number used in the WhatsApp conversations wasn't his.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:21 am on 05 Nov
Scroll with 'make woman dance naked' magic spell sold for ₹20L
short by Nandini Sinha / on 27 Oct 2018,Saturday
A magician's scroll containing a spell to 'get a woman to dance naked' has been auctioned in the UK for £22,000 (over ₹20.6 lakh). The manuscript mentions that saying the words 'ala aymala' will make a woman dance naked. It was reportedly written by the magician who was part of the 'Cunning Men of Essex' group in the mid-17th century.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:27 pm on 27 Oct
'Toxic' named 'Word of the Year 2018' by Oxford Dictionaries
short by Ankush Verma / on 16 Nov 2018,Friday
'Toxic' has been chosen as the 'Word of the Year 2018' by Oxford Dictionaries. Defining the word as "poisonous", Oxford Dictionaries said it had become a "descriptor for the year's most talked about topics". First appearing in English in the mid-17th century, from the medieval Latin toxicus, the word has been used to describe workplaces, schools, relationships, cultures and stress.
short by Ankush Verma / 01:17 pm on 16 Nov
15th-century tomb with over 108 bodies found in Bolivia
short by Mahi Chauhan / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
A team of archaeologists has discovered two tombs from the 15th-century in an underground burial chamber located near Bolivia’s capital La Paz. One of the tombs contained about 108 bodies, the team said. The team also recovered metal objects as well as ceramic and wooden dishes from the other tomb.
short by Mahi Chauhan / 08:33 pm on 17 Nov
Scientists reveal origin of world's oldest natural mummy
short by Mahi Chauhan / on 09 Nov 2018,Friday
Scientists from Cambridge University have confirmed that the oldest mummy found in North America is an ancient ancestor of a native American tribe called 'Fallon Paiute-Shoshone'. The finding discredited a theory claiming the skeleton, known as the 'Spirit Cave mummy', belonged to a group of 'Paleoamericans' existing in North America before native Americans. The skeleton is over 10,000 years old.
short by Mahi Chauhan / 10:05 pm on 09 Nov
India to host 4th edition of Global Partners' Forum in December
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Oct 2018,Friday
India will host the fourth edition of Global Partners' Forum on 12th and 13th December 2018 in New Delhi. The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) will unite over 100 countries' representatives to discuss issues, strategies and solutions to women's, children's and adolescents' health. It will be co-hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and PMNCH.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:10 pm on 19 Oct
'Blooming Buds' wins best film award at 'Fotographia 2018'
short by Pragya Swastik / on 27 Oct 2018,Saturday
'Blooming Buds', a film about a mother and daughter's relationship after the former's divorce, won best film award at GD Goenka University's film and photography festival 'Fotographia 2018' on Friday. Sachin from Maharaja Agrasen College won in photography, while a documentary on Vrindavan widows bagged best documentary award. The theme was 'Beautiful Lives: Human Dignity, Human Rights.'
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:15 pm on 27 Oct
Museum worth $500mn says 5 of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake
short by Mahi Chauhan / on 23 Oct 2018,Tuesday
US-based Museum of the Bible worth $500 million has removed five of its artefacts, thought to be part of the Dead Sea Scrolls, after tests suggested they're fake. Researchers in Germany tested five of the museum’s 16 fragments saying they showed “characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin”. The scrolls, composed of over 100,000 fragments, were discovered by Bedouin shepherds in 1940s.
short by Mahi Chauhan / 06:15 pm on 23 Oct
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