Deepika looks ‘pure royalty’ in first look poster of ‘Padmavati’

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Hold your breath guys! Deepika Padukone’s first look as Rani Padmavati is out and it is surely a perfect sync with the commencement of the auspicious festival of Navratras.


The Mastani of Bollywood star took to Twitter and shared the first look of herself from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’.


The makers came up with the look and she posted it on her social media handles, captioning it in Hindi, which says, “On the auspicious occasion of Navratras, meet Queen padmavati Devi.”


Two posters that are set to bring in royalty to its truest sense, sees Deepika as Ran Padmavati, in her ghaghra-choli and exquisite jewelry.


Yesterday, the film’s lead cast Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor announced, “Queen Padmavati will appear at sunrise” on their social media accounts.


Helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie stars Deepika as Rani Padmavati, Shahid as Raja Rawal Ratan and Ranveer as Alauddin Khijli.


The flick is all set to release on December 1.





In first trading session of Samvat 2074, Sensex dives 194 pts


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Trading in Samvat 2074 got off to a rocky start, with the benchmark indices ending more than half a% lower and gauge for banking stocks dropping 1.25%. The BSE Sensex on Thursday fell 194.4 points, or 0.6% to close at 32,390, the Nifty 50 index fell 64.3, or 0.63% to close at 10,147.


The Indian markets were open for an hour-long Muhurat trading 2017 to mark the start of the new Hindu calendar year — Samvat 2074. This was worst Muhurat day performance since 2007, when markets had declined 0.8%.


The fall in the market was on account of a global sell-off which saw the Hong Kong market tumble the most this year and the European equities fall the most in two months. Market players said some domestic investors also resorted to profit-booking after a healthy 18% rally in the just-concluded Samvat 2073.


The markets have been weak in the past few sessions.


However, gains in certain index heavyweights, like Reliance Industries and HDFC Bank, prevented a big fall at the index level. Thursday’s fall was more pronounced as the banking stocks, which have a huge weightage in the indices, saw sharp selling,” said Ambareesh Baliga, a senior research analyst.


The BSE Bankex fell 1.3%, with ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and HDFC Bank declining 2%, 1.6% and one% respectively. These three stocks accounted for half of the fall in the benchmark Sensex.


Globally, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell 1.9%, while China market too ended weak. Most European markets too were down 0.6%, while the US market had opened 0.3% lower.


Experts said the political crisis in Spain, earnings disappointment in Europe and the Hong Kong sell-off impacted global investor sentiment. Oil prices fell for the first time in five days, while safe-haven assets such as Swiss franc, Japanese yen and gold rallied.


Thursday’s weakness notwithstanding, most market players are hopeful that the Indian markets will once again deliver double-digit returns over the next one year.


Next Samvat, the market returns could be even better. We expect double-digit earnings growth from this year onwards. The earnings momentum will sustain for the over the next three to five years, which will ensure huge upside in stock prices,” said Deven Choksey, MD, KR Choksey Investment Managers.



No chemicals please: Detoxify your body naturally with these tips


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Detoxification of the body is getting rid of toxins and chemicals in the body. The human body has the ability to absorb stuff including impurities that it comes in contact with. Over time these impurities in form of toxins can accumulate and cause health issues. With high pollution levels all around us be it in the atmosphere or through chemical sprayed on food produce and more many chemicals and toxins eventually end up in our body. Periodic detoxification of the body has many benefits such as it improves energy levels, enhances immune system, rejuvenates body, mind and skin and also improves focus and concentration.


Dos and Don’ts of Detoxification


There are many simple methods using which one can detoxify his or her body. Detoxification can be of various types such as sugar detox, liver detox, colon cleansing, complete body detox and much more. There are also various methods such as fasting, diet plans, body wraps and more available to detoxify oneself. In spite of all these variations there are some basic dos and don’ts that are recommended while going through the process of detoxification. The basic step towards detoxification is to avoid stuff that can reverse the detoxification process. Thus one should avoid sugar, oil, aerated drinks, junk food, carbohydrates and more. Also one should stay hydrated and increase fluid intake. Also depending upon the detoxification plan being undertaken its best to consult a professional therapist if required.


Benefits of Detoxification


Benefits of detoxification are many, the most basic one being a cleaner, healthier and happier you. It also helps increase blood circulation and decrease stress levels meaning better immunity. The detoxification process will rejuvenate one’s body by getting rid of waste either through sweat or through urine or through bowel. This will also lead to a healthier body and skin and a more attractive and beautiful you. One of the major reasons many individual undergo detoxification is lethargy, lack of energy or exhaustion. Thus detoxification will ensure enhanced energy levels, clarity of thoughts and improved focus and concentration. Detoxification will also refurbish level of essential nutrients and vitamins in the body. It is also help fight diseases and provide one with healthier kidneys, skin, gut, lungs and other organs and processes.



WhatsApp brings real-time location-sharing feature: Here is how it works

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Sharing live location has its advantages as: It allows you to keep your family and friends informed about your location in real time.


The feature has been available for a while on Google Maps, and Facebook Messenger brought it earlier this year. Now, the widely used instant messenger WhatsApp is rolling out the same feature for its users across the globe.


The live location-sharing feature is gradually rolling out with the latest app update through the Google Play store for Android and App Store for iOS devices.


It allows you to share live location with a group or specific person within your WhatsApp contact’s list.


Also, the location sharing feature is end-to-end encrypted which means the data are not stored anywhere on WhatsApp servers, so these cannot be viewed, tampered with, used or monitored by anyone else.

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Here is how to share your location in real time:



Now, ATM malware can steal from a bank’s entire corporate network: Report



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ATM malware has evolved from requiring physical access to infect the machines to now successfully attacking network-based access using the bank’s corporate network, a new report said on Tuesday.


Global cybersecurity solutions leader Trend Micro and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) released a comprehensive report titled “Cashing in on ATM Malware”, that details both physical and network-based malware attacks on ATMs as well as highlights where the malware is created.


The report dissects recent attacks using bank networks to both steal money and credit card data from ATM machines, regardless of network segmentation.


“The malware being used has evolved significantly and the scope and scale of the attacks have grown proportionately. While industry and law enforcement cooperation has developed strongly, the crime continues to thrive due to the major financial rewards available to the organised crime groups involved,” said Steven Wilson, Head of EC3.

These attacks not only risk personally identifiable information (PII) and large sums of money but also put banks in violation of PCI-compliance standards.


“Protecting against today’s cyber threats and meeting compliance standards require increased resources that are not always available for organisations, including those in the financial services industry,” added Max Cheng, Chief Information Officer for Trend Micro.


Public-Private Partnership strengthens the global, ongoing fight against cybercrime, and help fill the resource gap for organisations.


“A well-designed security plan can go a long way towards ensuring that an ATM installation can become very difficult to exploit and victimise,” said Nilesh Jain, Country Manager-(India and SAARC), Trend Micro.



Daily Healthcare Tips for Senior Citizens

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Senior Citizens in the age group of 65+ require special attention to their health is no secret. Getting older shouldn’t mean illnesses, ailments and a poor quality of life. It is seen that young people with healthy habits age well, thus it is always good to start early.


But understanding that it’s never late to start living healthy is also important. With old age comes decline in both physical and mental health.


With age there will be changes in skin, bones, brain, teeth, eyes and much more of a person. Thus it becomes doubly important for senior citizens to take extra care of themselves.


Firstly it’s extremely vital for a senior citizen to take control of his or her health. Some basic healthcare tips related to diet, activities and lifestyle for senior citizens are mentioned below:


Staying Active


Adequate amount of daily or regular physical activity will go a long way in keeping senior citizens both healthy and happy.


This also helps fight a number of lifestyle diseases such as heart diseases, diabetes, colon cancer and more.


Depending upon one’s age, likes and current health condition one can decide upon various activities. Formulating a sensible routine or exercise program is important.


One can always seek professional help of a doctor or of a health professional. Also it’s important to understand the significance of maintaining appropriate intensity levels and heightened importance of safety from any physical injury in case of senior citizens.


Any sign of discomfort or pain however mild shouldn’t be ignored. For senior citizens it’s best to take it slow; always take appropriate time for warm-up and to cool off, stay hydrated and wear appropriate shoes and clothing.

Other physical and leisure activities such as brisk walking, sports like badminton, water aerobics, dancing, dog walking, Yoga and more are also recommended.


One must try and include varied exercises that will help improve flexibility, balance and build strength and stamina.


Indulging in regular physical activity also has a positive impact on the mental health of senior citizens.


It can help improve memory, keep the person mentally alert and active and helps fight depression.


Indian-origin teenager Akshay Ruparelia becomes UK’s youngest millionaire

Akshay Ruparelia. Photo: Facebook profile


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An Indian-origin teenager has become one of Britain’s youngest millionaires after his online estate agency business got valued at 12 million pounds in just over a year.


Akshay Ruparelia, at just 19 years of age, juggled his school work with negotiating property deals for his no-frills business that offers to sell properties for a fraction of the cost charged by established high street estate agents.


This week “doorsteps.co.uk” became the 18th biggest estate agency in the UK just 16 months after the website went live.


Ruparelia claims to have already sold 100 million pounds worth of properties since he set up his business.


“I got the website up and running and after a couple of weeks a man in Sussex asked me to sell his home and a separate chunk of land he owned beside it.


“I had to pay my sister’s boyfriend 40 pounds to drive me to Sussex to take photographs of the house, as I hadn’t passed my driving test and didn’t have a car,” he recalls.


The north London-based schoolboy was able to sell the property and land within three weeks, which set the ball rolling.


He started his company with 7,000 pounds, borrowed from relatives and now employs 12 people.


In the initial stages of his business, he hired a call centre to answer calls coming into his work while he was at school and would return the calls after his classes.


His model is based on hiring an ever-expanding network of self-employed mothers across the UK’s youngest millionaire, who show clients around the properties he has been asked to sell.


The teenage tycoon believes his model is set to turn the property selling market away from agents in flashy suits.

“Quite rightly people trust mums. Every mum who works for me will be honest and tell the truth. It is important. For the majority of people selling their home is the biggest financial transaction of their lives,” he told the ‘Daily Mirror’.


Ruparelia attributes the idea to set up a small business to reading the biography of no-frills airline Ryanair founder Michael OLeary.


“Mr OLeary began by selling flights for just 4.99 pounds. His point was that if you can offer customers something at a price they can’t believe and you deliver what you say you will, you hook people in and your business will work,” he said.



Dhanteras 2017: Offers on gold are pouring in. Here’s your guide

Gold jewellery sees lacklustre sale

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It is that time of the year when people flock to buy gold. Dhanteras, an amalgamation of Sanskrit words dhan, that stands for wealth, and teras that refers to the 13th day of the Hindu calendar, is marked by praying to goddess Lakshmi and the purchase of gold objects.


To cater to the ritual of shopping on Dhanteras, various online websites have come up with attractive offers on gold, silver and other metals for the Diwali Sale season.


From the option of buying gold for Re 1 to getting massive discounts on branded jewellery, the online shopping world is full of best deals for Dhanteras celebrations.


This year’s Dhanteras comes after the government changed a key rule governing gold buying. As part of the push to revive consumer sentiment in the economy, the government recently allowed people to buy Rs 2 lakh worth of gold without quoting the permanent account number.


1. Buy Gold For Re 1: Paytm Gold: Under its ‘Diwali Gold Sale’, Paytm enables 3% additional gold on a minimum purchase of Rs 10,000 in this festive season. You have to use the promo code GOLDFEST to avail the offer. In order to sell gold, Paytm has partnered with MMTC-PAMP, for 24 karat gold. Alternatively, you can buy gold from it at for as little as Re 1.


2. Amazon Gold coins: If you aim to buy a gold coin, you must check out the offer from biggest e-tailer-Amazon. The e-tailer is offering its customers up to 10% discount on gold coins. You can choose from a range of leading brands like Joyalukkas, Malabar, Senco Gold, Bluestone, P.N. Gadgil Jewellers, Kama Jewellery and MMTC-PAMP. The coins are available from 1 to 50 gm with purity level ranging from 22 kt to 24 Kt.


3. Sovereign gold bonds: Earlier this month, the centre launched the next tranche of sovereign gold bond (SGB) scheme, the second in 2017-18 to cash in on the festive fever. The scheme will remain open till December 27, and allows investment for a minimum 1 gm.

There is a discount of Rs 50 per gram if you purchase online and you will get an interest of 2.5 per cent per annum besides the price appreciation of the metal in the years.


Also, like physical gold, you can use these bonds as collateral for raising a loan and do not have to incur cost related to storage and handling.