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First Published: 16:12 IST(23/4/2013) | Last Updated: 16:19 IST(23/4/2013)

A Norwegian TV show has been slammed by a church after it tricked five teenage girls to convert to Islam so that they could win tickets to Justin Bieber's concerts, in a cruel twist of fate, a 25-year-old labourer who won a Rs. one crore bumper lottery prize drowned in an irrigation pool before he could get the money, Iran on Tuesday denied involvement in a plot to derail a passenger train in Canada that police say was backed by al Qaeda elements based in Iran and most members of the new middle class believe their lives have improved over past decade; but they want more and are intolerant towards corruption, misgovernance. These were some of the most read stories on the website. Read More.

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Teen girls convert to Islam to win Justin Bieber's gig tickets

A Norwegian TV show has been slammed by a church after it tricked five teenage girls to convert to Islam so that they could win tickets to Justin Bieber's concerts. The five teenagers agreed to convert to Islam, totally unaware about the fact that it was a prank for the comedy show, News.com.au reported.

Man wins bumper lottery but dies before getting money in Kerala

In a cruel twist of fate, a 25-year-old labourer who won a Rs. one crore bumper lottery prize drowned in an irrigation pool before he could get the money. Unni, who ekes out a modest living as a painter, was seen as a 'lucky' man when he won the prize in last month's draw of the Karunya Lottery of the Kerala Government. But as fate had it, he slipped into an irrigation pool and died before he could receive the prize money from the lottery department.

Iran denies involvement in Canadian train plot

Iran on Tuesday denied involvement in a plot to derail a passenger train in Canada that police say was backed by al Qaeda elements based in Iran. Canadian police said there was no indication that the plot was sponsored by the Iranian state, with which Canada severed diplomatic relations last year. Iran nevertheless reacted angrily.

Tyranny of aspirations: Better off, yet frustrated

A decade back, when Gigi Saji left her hometown in Wayanad, Kerala, for Bengaluru, she had little more than a dream. She wanted a career as a beautician, and after trying in Dubai, had decided to pin her hopes on Bengaluru, India’s IT capital. Today, Saji’s salon is popular, and youthful Bollywood numbers greet customers into air-conditioned rooms. Her customers, mostly high end professionals, swear by her. But the ceaseless inflation that has marked the Indian economy for several months has hurt her.

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