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Drugged chicken? CSE finds antibiotic residue in your favourite bird

A new study released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said  'large-scale and indiscriminate' use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be 'strongly linked' to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

Kick's blazing run continues, is the biggest grosser of the year with Rs. 127 crore

Kick's blazing run at the box office continues: With a net collection of Rs. 127.03 crore at domestic ticket windows, and another Rs. 18 crore overseas collection, the Salman Khan-starrer is all set to make its way to record books.

Ex-soldier's ear sliced off for refusing to shave off twirled moustache

Ramanuj Verma told the police that brothers Nanku Yadav and Bina Yadav stopped him, when he was on way to his native Kauriya village in Patna district on Monday evening. The duo allegedly told him he had no business to sport a twirled moustache.

Dealing with India’s right-wing cultural outrage machine

Books are getting pulped and authors are forced to rewrite; song lyrics change and films and art exhibition are being banned as the vigilantes use India's loosely worded hate-speech and blasphemy laws to muzzle cultural liberalism, writes Krittivas Mukherjee.

Four cubs born to white tigress at Nandankanan Zoo, one of them is ‘black’

The Nandankanan Zoo in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar has welcomed the birth of four cubs to five-year-old white tigress Sneha.

Saffronising education: Harsh Vardhan's sex education ban to Batra's books

In the past, the BJP accused school books being driven by 'Marxists'. With the NDA back in power, the Sangh Parivar is reported to have already set up a body to push the saffron agenda.

I was obsessed with Salman Khan, says Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor may be a star in her own right now, but she doesn’t shy away from revealing that, as a kid, she was particularly star-struck by another actor. With her usual candour, she says that meeting him for the first time “one of the highlights of [her] life".

Emraan Hashmi denies having signed film with Sandra Amy

Tamil actor Sandra Amy recently claimed that she stars opposite Emraan Hashmi in a film and even shares a liplock scene with the kissing king. When contacted, both Emraan Hashmi and the said director of the film deny even discussing any such project!

A failed out-of-court deal to settle land dispute led to Saharanpur riots

The warring Sikhs and Muslims of Saharanpur had tried for an out-of-court settlement for the land dispute, much before it became a religiously divisive issue leading to riots in the city, sources tell HT.

CWG day 6: Sushil, Vinesh, Amit win gold, India bag 8 medals

Sushil Kumar led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show, winning three of the five gold medals on offer on Tuesday. Shooters Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang won a silver and a bronze, respectively.

Delhi: Life in slow lane on Vikas Marg

An arterial road that links trans-Yamuna region to the rest of the Capital, Vikas Marg is one of the lifelines of east Delhi. With a traffic volume of nearly 90,000 vehicles every day, it is a motorists’ nightmare.

Sniffer dog warning sends Australian jet passengers on a rush to flush

Australian budget airline Jetstar apologised on Wednesday after a crew member told passengers on a flight from the Gold Coast tourist strip, including some returning from a popular music festival, to flush away 'anything you shouldn't have'.

In real life: Coal mafia gang wars continue in Wasseypur

Gangs of Wasseypur I and II, the two Bollywood movies that catapulted this small town to stardom, are being followed up by real-life sequels with continuing gang wars.

India's crystal meth addiction grows as criminals tap chemical hub

India is home to one of the world's biggest chemical industries and is a major source of key meth ingredients ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, which are both legally used in medication such as decongestants.

Kolkata slum girl, now a British banker returns home to help destitutes

A British corporate trainer, who was brought up in the slums of Kolkata two decades ago, has now decided to return to her roots from her London home with a mission to transform the lives of other destitutes.

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