Iran police arrest 30 at private yoga class

Thirty people taking part in a yoga session have been arrested during a private class in Iran, reports suggest, causing a buzz across the country’s social media. They were detained at a private residence in the northern city of Gorgan, where they were apparently taking part in a mixed class. Local justice department official Massoud Soleimani said the instructor, who was also arrested, had no licence to run the class and had advertised the event on Instagram. He also said that those taking part were wearing “inappropriate outfits” and had…

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Rare Apple-1 computer to go under the hammer at Christie’s, may fetch Rs 4.56 cr

Related Catherine Deneuve’s Yves Saint Laurent wardrobe fetches $1.02 million at Christie’s auction Travelling frames: George Michael’s personal art collection to go on tour before Christie’s auction Jeff Koons’ sculpture named ‘Rabbit’ goes under the hammer, fetches $91 mn at auction Catherine Deneuve’s Yves Saint Laurent wardrobe fetches $1.02 million at Christie’s auction Travelling frames: George Michael’s personal art collection to go on tour before Christie’s auction NEW DELHI: In 1976, Apple Inc made and sold the first ever Apple computer. Fewer than half of the 200 Apple-1 computers, ever…

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Revealed Ahead Of Public Debut At NY Auto Show

Snatching some attention from the exhibits at the ongoing 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai has pulled the wraps off the eight generation Sonata sedan. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata has been revealed in images ahead of its public debut at the New York Auto Show next month. The all-new model takes shape after the Le Fil Rouge concept that was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show last year and sports bolder lines, imposing grille and more tech than its predecessor. The new offering is also larger in proportions translating into a larger cabin.…

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74-year-old Sikh model features on billboards at Times Square

A 74-year-old Sikh model, Pritam Singh, has made it to the massive billboards at Times Square in New York, making his community and Indians proud all over the world. He can be seen endorsing Dollar Shave Club, a California-based company that deals in the men’s grooming products, reported American Bazaar Online. Pritam, who lives in Northridge, California, appears in the company’s new commercial for beard oil and according to the reports, the company chose a Sikh over any other person to show the diversity in the country. “Beard oil because…

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India forecasts economic growth at 7.2 per cent in 2018-19

India’s GDP grew at 7.2% in 2018-19, according to the first advanced estimates released by the Central Statistical Office on Monday, the fastest rate of growth since 2016-17, marking a recovery in economic activity from the twin disruptions of demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax. To be sure, these figures are forecasts, as the first advanced estimate figures are based on about two quarters of actual economic data. While the 2018-19 growth is 55 basis points more than the 2017-18 figure, it is 20 basis points less than the RBI’s…

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Modern economics needs to be based on Gandhian model of economics, says former vice-chancellor of Gujarat University at SPPU

Revisiting Mahatma Gandhi’s words which say that‘Economics is untrue which ignores or disregards moral values’, Prof Sudarshan Iyengar, former vice-chancellor of Gujarat University asserted that modern economics needs to be based on the Gandhian model of economics. He was speaking at a colloquium programme organised by the Savitribai Phule Pune University on Friday at the university campus. Iyengar said, “Modern economics teaches us to maximise the use with minimum resources. However, Mahatma Gandhi urged everyone to limit the wants. In modern economics, the biggest mistake that modern economic science has…

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Illegal mining case: UP govt unaware of IAS officer Chandrakala’s whereabouts, CBI believes she’s at her Noida flat

Indian Administrative Services officer B Chandrakala, who has been accused of corruption in the illegal mining case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), is on education leave as she had enrolled herself as a student of MBA in IIMT University, Meerut in August last year. A university official, on the condition of anonymity, said that Chandrakala got enrolled in the two-year MBA course in August last year after approval of her study leave. The official claimed that she was a bright student and attended classes regularly till…

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Samsung Electronics Braces for Profit Drop as China Slowdown Chips Away at Demand

Samsung Electronics Co is set to post its first drop in quarterly operating profit in two years as slowing economic growth in China, a key market for the South Korean tech giant, erodes demand for its products. Bleak results from the world’s top maker of semiconductors and smartphones would add to worries for investors, already on edge after Samsung’s biggest rival Apple this week took the rare step of cutting its sales forecast on slowing iPhone demand in China. Samsung, due to publish preliminary fourth-quarter results on January 8, is expected to…

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