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Deepika Padukone's first official appearance as Cannes 2022 Jury member goes viral

Actor Deepika Padukone is representing India as a jury member at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. While the ‘Piku’ actress has made India proud with her selection as a jury, her first photos from Cannes have gone viral on the internet. Deepika made her first official appearance as a jury member at a dinner on Monday night. The actress was all smiles as she was photographed arriving for the dinner at Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France.

Sports

Amit Mishra slams IAS officer as he insults Indian badminton team after winning maiden Thomas Cup title

Former India leg-spinner Amit Mishra slammed an IAS officer who insulted the Indian men's team's achievement of winning the maiden Thomas Cup title. IAS named Somesh Upadhyay caught the attention for the wrong reasons as he attempted a joke on the Indian badminton team. The officer credited India's historic triumph to mosquito racquets. This is not only distasteful but also insulting the achievement of our badminton heroes," wrote Mishra

Politics

2G era was symbolic of corruption; India has moved transparently to 4G and now 5G: PM Modi at TRAI event

Marking the silver jubilee celebrations of the TRAI, PM Modi said that connectivity will decide the country's progress in the 21st century. "5G will contribute $450 billion to our economy. This will not only accelerate internet speed but also development. By the end of this decade, we should be able to launch 6G services, and our task force has started working on it," said PM Modi at TRAI's silver jubilee celebrations.

Technology

Doubt about spam accounts could scuttle Twitter deal: Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter can't move forward unless the company shows public proof that less than 5 per cent of the accounts on the platform are fake or spam. Musk made the comment in a reply to another user on Twitter early Tuesday. He spent much of the previous day in a back-and-forth with Twitter CEO Paraj Agrawal.

Entertainment

Chetana Raj, 21-year-old Kannada actress dies during fat removal surgery, parents allege negligence

In a shocking development, a 21-year-old Kannada small screen actress died while undergoing fat removal surgery in Bengaluru on Tuesday. According to police, she was undergoing surgery without knowledge of her parents. Chetana Raj is the young actress who succumbed during surgery. The parents are now alleging negligence on part of the surgeons. They are also saying that the surgery was conducted without proper equipment.

Business

Mamaearth acquires majority stake in skincare brand Dr. Sheth’s

The fresh capital will be used to scale Dr. Sheth’s business and also, strengthen the leadership of Honasa Consumer. Honasa Consumer will further deploy funds to expand its product offerings. Also, the acquisition will help Honasa Consumer strengthen its position in the personal care segment. Honasa Consumer further aims to make Dr. Sheth’s into an INR 100 Cr run rate brand in two years.

Miscellaneous

ASI published pics of 22 underground Taj Mahal cells before HC Order

Days after the Allahabad High Court dismissed a plea seeking a “fact-finding inquiry" into the history of the Taj Mahal and the “opening of 22 rooms" — claiming it was Tejo Mahalya, a newsletter issued by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had released pictures of the restoration work done inside the cells. The news letter was issued before the court order in January.