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The Supreme Court Monday dismissed an appeal by Manu Sharma, Congress leader Venod Sharma’s son, challenging his conviction and life sentence in the April 1999 murder of ramp model Jessica Lall.
A bench of Justices P. Sathasivam and Swatanter Kumar upheld the Delhi High Court judgement, which convicted Sharma, who is serving life sentence in Tihar […] Continue reading Apex court upholds life for Manu Sharma in Jessica murder case

It’s sweet, pulpy, juicy and perfect wine material. The litchi may soon be seen in a new avatar as two private companies are keen to use the fruit – that grows in abundance in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district – to produce wine.
Kingfisher and Litchika International have approached Muzaffarpur-based National Litchi Research Centre to sign memorandums of […] Continue reading Bihar’s litchis are food for wine

An alleged henchman of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad district, police said Monday.
Vinod Yadav, 32, was arrested Sunday night from Milkipur area of Faizabad, some 200 km from Lucknow.
“Yadav, who worked for the D-company, has been involved in a number of contract killings in Mumbai, Punjab and other cities […] Continue reading Dawood aide arrested in Uttar Pradesh

“Apartment”, “City of Gold”, “Bird Idol”, “Kuchh Kariye” and “Muskurake Dekh Zara” – all the Hindi films releasing Friday have a common thread. All of them have Mumbai as the backdrop for themes varying from the space crunch in the city to organised crime and even an animation flick.
In “Apartment”, director Jagmohan Mundhra portrays a […] Continue reading All Bollywood films revolve around Mumbai this Friday

Going on a diet could increase the risk of developing potentially deadly conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, a study has found.
The study revealed that those who controlled their calorie intake produced higher levels of the harmful stress hormone cortisol and exposure to the hormone actually made some dieters put on weight, reports […] Continue reading Dieting can cause heart disease, cancer!