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Astrologer's true prediction made engineer a millionaire: Astrotalk
short by Roshan Gupta / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
An astrologer told Puneet Gupta that his IT company would shut down & when that prediction came true, Gupta started believing in astrology & launched Astrotalk with a vision to connect people with genuine astrologers, quoted Astrotalk. Today, Astrotalk serves 2 crore customers & has revenue of ₹120 crores, it revealed. Astrotalk offers first chat with an astrologer for free.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:36 am on 16 Jan
Big Bazaar announces 'Sabse Saste Din' from 19th-26th Jan
short by Aarish / on 19 Jan 2022,Wednesday
Big Bazaar's 'Sabse Saste Din' promises to deliver the lowest prices on food, household items, electronics, fashion, and various categories for maximum savings, to every Indian home. This year customers can avail all the offers not just in stores but also get it delivered home via the Big Bazaar app, website and avail free home delivery in 2 hours.
short by Aarish / 10:00 am on 19 Jan
Qualifiers to NPS 2022 begin on PokerBaazi; start at just ₹1
short by Roshan Gupta / on 15 Jan 2022,Saturday
With ₹18.5 crore guaranteed prize-pool, National Poker Series India will award 252 medals across 84 tournaments. Players can play qualifiers starting ₹1 to win tickets to big prize-pool tournaments like Value Mine (₹50 lakh), Main Event (₹3 crore), and Golden Rush (₹1 crore). Three players with the most NPS medals will reach the NPS Podium, representing India in Las Vegas.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:00 am on 15 Jan
mCaffeine launches lip care products with the new campaign #LipLocked
short by Roshan Gupta / on 19 Jan 2022,Wednesday
mCaffeine announced that as India's first caffeinated personal care brand, it is launching lip care products in two ranges-Coffee & Choco. Products are a blend of natural and vegan ingredients, designed to heal chapped lips and reduce pigmentation, mCaffeine mentioned, adding that customers can avail a limited period offer of flat 15% off on singles and 20% off on combos.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:51 am on 19 Jan
World's oldest man Saturnino de la Fuente García dies aged 112 in Spain
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Jan 2022,Wednesday
Saturnino de la Fuente, a Spaniard described by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest man, passed away on January 18 at the age of 112 years and 341 days. He passed away at his home in León, a city in northwest Spain. Guinness World Records had named De la Fuente as the world’s oldest living man last September.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:54 am on 19 Jan
Businessman Anand Mahindra on Sunday shared several pictures of snow-covered sites in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar on Twitter and said, "Hello Srinagar. Goodbye Switzerland." Many users responded to the tweet by sharing more pictures of other scenic hill stations. "I really appreciate when a big tycoon of India promotes Himalayan Tourism over hyped Switzerland," said one user.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 08:54 pm on 16 Jan
A rare 555.55-carat black diamond, believed to have come from outer space, will be auctioned by Sotheby's. The diamond was shown off on Monday to journalists as part of a tour in Dubai and Los Angeles before it is due to be auctioned off in February in London. Sotheby's expects the diamond to be sold for at least $6.8 million.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:38 am on 18 Jan
A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book sold at auction on Thursday for a record $3.36 million (over ₹24 crore). Mike Zeck's artwork for page 25 from Marvel Comics' Secret Wars No 8 brings the first appearance of Spider-Man's black suit. The record bidding came on first day of Heritage Auctions' four-day comic event in Dallas.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:35 pm on 14 Jan
A US woman's headshot with tattoos on LinkedIn went viral. Jessica Leonard, who joined a private equity firm, said she needed a new professional photo. "I...asked our Managing Partner if he was comfortable with me getting a photo [without] jacket for...personal use...but...we'd use one with...jacket for our website. [He said] 'Let's roll with...tattoos in both...Loud and proud!'," she wrote.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:18 pm on 19 Jan
A 47-year-old UK woman named Ruth Fort, who worked as a caregiver, stole £7,200 from a wheelchair-bound woman in a care home. Fort's husband Antony reported her to the police after he heard her mumble about the money in her sleep and also found a debit card belonging to the care home resident in his wife's purse.
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:10 pm on 20 Jan
IFS officer Susanta Nanda shared a picture of elephants on Twitter and asked, "How many elephants are in the picture?" He later tweeted, "It took WildLense Eco Foundation nearly 1,400 clicks in 20 odd minutes to get this perfect sync frame of seven elephants quenching their thirst." He added, "One can hardly make out...Only a few got it correct."
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:46 pm on 20 Jan
A woman in US' Oakland County discovered she has won a $3-million lottery while she was checking her email's spam folder for a missing mail. "I definitely added the Michigan Lottery to my safe senders list just in case I ever get lucky enough to receive another email about a huge prize," the 55-year-old said after collecting the lottery.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 03:40 pm on 22 Jan
As part of a TikTok trend, a man named Uziel Martínez from Mexico revealed he was dumped by his girlfriend a month after he donated kidney to her mother. "I donated a kidney to her mother, she left me and got married a month later," he wrote in Spanish over a clip of himself looking sad while lying on sofa.
short by Apaar Sharma / 04:23 pm on 19 Jan
A 59-year-old university lecturer in the UK has been awarded £100,000 (₹1 crore) in damages after she claimed she was fired from her job for being "too loud". Dr Annette Plaut had been a member of the physics department at the University of Exeter for over 29 years before she was dismissed for her 'loud' voice.
short by Apaar Sharma / 01:53 pm on 19 Jan
The residents of Swedish village 'Fucke' have asked the government authorities to change the name of the village after facing censorship on social media when writing about it. In their application to the National Land Survey of Sweden, the residents have reportedly asked it to change the village's name to Dalsro.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:27 pm on 19 Jan
A woman who got stuck at her blind date's home for four days after sudden lockdown due to rising COVID-19 cases in China has said that they're getting married to each other. "Our souls are compatible, we get along very well, and both our parents are happy," she said. The blind date was set up by her parents in December.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:11 pm on 19 Jan
An Israeli woman experiencing persistent back pain for months found a bullet lodged near her spine after a surgery. She revealed she was shot at a wedding three months ago, stating, "In the middle of the wedding ceremony, I felt a crazy blow in my back...I thought...I pulled a muscle." She added that she's afraid to walk down the streets.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:13 pm on 21 Jan
Photographer Karim Bouchetata has captured pictures of snow blanketing sand dunes in Sahara Desert, Africa. He took the pictures in Ain Sefra in northwestern Algeria where temperatures fell to -2°C earlier this week. Snow is very rare in the desert as usually there's not enough water in the air for it, even though it can get very cold at night.
short by Daisy Mowke / 08:30 pm on 19 Jan
'Anxiety' is Oxford University Press' Children's Word of the Year 2021
short by Ankush Verma / on 20 Jan 2022,Thursday
The Oxford University Press has declared 'Anxiety' as Children's Word of the Year 2021. Eight thousand children in the UK were surveyed and asked to choose the words they would use when talking about health and wellbeing. Previous Oxford University Press' Children's Word of the Year include coronavirus (2020), Brexit (2019), plastic (2018), Trump (2017), and refugee (2016).
short by Ankush Verma / 02:35 pm on 20 Jan
Three schoolchildren were hospitalised in US after participating in a viral online challenge called 'One Chip Challenge' started by a tortilla chips company. The challenge involves people eating a single chip which the company said is made using the Carolina Reaper, which is known as the hottest peppers in the world. The challenge also includes holding off from drinking water.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:37 pm on 21 Jan
A 30-year-old woman who met a man for a 'blind date' set up by her family was reportedly stuck in his house for at least four days following a swift COVID-19 lockdown in Zhengzhou, China. He invited her to "show off his cooking skills", she said in a now-viral online post. Her date cooked for her every day, she said.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 08:13 pm on 14 Jan
A video showing a woman taking the wheel of a mini-bus after its driver suffered a seizure in Maharashtra's Pune has gone viral on Twitter. Yogita Satav took control of the vehicle carrying other women and children after the driver showed signs of a seizure and stopped the bus at a deserted road. She took the driver to a hospital.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 05:55 pm on 15 Jan
A Chinese flyer has purchased a rare Japanese whisky from the Unifree Duty Free store at Istanbul's airport for over ₹4 crore (€488,000). The Yamazaki 55-year-old whisky is the oldest single malt whisky by the House of Suntory. It put a hundred bottles for sale across the world after releasing 100 bottles in 2020 in Japan through a lottery system.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:48 pm on 16 Jan
A video showing a deer's "high and long" jump has gone viral after it was shared by Wildlense Eco Foundation's Twitter handle. In the video, a deer was seen leaping as high as the height of a man while jumping across a mud pathway. Several Twitter users reacted to the video by saying that the deer is "literally flying".
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:46 pm on 17 Jan
125 snakes found with body of dead man in US home
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
A 49-year-old man was found dead at his home in US' Maryland, with police recovering around 125 snakes from his residence. "Venomous and non-venomous snakes of different varieties were discovered in tanks situated on racks," an officer said. Highly venomous and illegal spitting cobras and black mambas were reportedly among the snakes recovered from his home.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:15 pm on 22 Jan
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