Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar walked out of Dasna Jail and four years of prison life, four days after being acquitted in the murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. The Talwars, freed by the Allahabad High Court, looked tearful as they stepped out of the prison gates at 5 pm and into the car that was waiting to take them to Nupur Talwar’s parents’ flat in Noida.
Placing the Taj Mahal in the crosshairs of another controversy, BJP MLA Sangeet Som questioned the 17th century architectural marvel’s place in India’s heritage and said history would be rewritten to erase Mughal emperors from it. Som’s comments during a visit to Meerut district yesterday prompted an angry response from All India Majlis-e- Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi who asked if the government would tell tourists not to visit the monument.
India’s leading jewellers, including Tanishq, Kalyan and Malabar Gold, expect their sales to sparkle this Dhanteras – considered auspicious for gold purchases – on Tuesday, but the unorganised, neighbourhood stores face bleak prospects during the festive season. Some of the established jewellers FE spoke to predicted sales to pick up in the range of 15-30%, thanks to the growing trust in purity and designs of their products, competitive prices and aggressive marketing.
Online travel portals are seeing increased bookings for both hotels and flights this Diwali along with a change in destination preferences among consumers. While Cleartrip witnessed a 34% year-on-year increase in flight bookings, Paytm travel has seen an 18% spike in demand for flight tickets. Cleartrip chief revenue officer Amit Taneja said the average flight fare of Rs 4,380 during Diwali 2016 has fallen by only a marginal 3.2% this year and stands at Rs 4,238.
The third generation Dzire — a compact sedan — launched by Maruti Suzuki in mid-May this year is set become the first car to register 1 lakh units within just five months of hitting the market. Already an established product in the compact sedan segment for more than a decade, the new version of the Dzire has also hit the ground running and has a waiting period of eight weeks.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is a pre-cursor to welcoming Lakshmi—the goddess of wealth. Traditionally, it has been synonymous with celebrations, laughter, family gatherings, sweets, gifts, fire-crackers and a rush for purchase of gold and jewellery especially as an investment for long term, and marking significance of the Goddess Lakshmi. Emotions are often not linked with the rupee value of the gift but the thought which goes behind it, a gesture which shows your affection to your loved ones and your concern