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Lifestyle trends - British parking garages lure drivers with sumptuous smells

Lifestyle trends - British parking garages lure drivers with sumptuous smellsLondon - People who can't abide the smell of parking garages could soon find relief in Britain.

A company there is planning to lure customers with the smell of freshly-baked bread or the sweet scent of roses. A survey recently showed that most people are deterred by foul-smelling stairwells in parking garages, said NCP, which operates in London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Leeds. So now, it aims to charm its customers with special aromas.

Teenagers suffer under limitations imposed by cultural traditions

Teenagers suffer under limitations imposed by cultural traditionsStockholm - Many teenagers in Stockholm experience restrictions in their lives due to cultural traditions that violate Swedish law, Swedish researchers said in a new survey.

Almost one in four girls or 23 per cent, said they were expected to be virgins until marriage and were not allowed to have a boyfriend, the University of Stockholm study said.

"Mini-Vatican" seen as a threat to historic Madrid

"Mini-Vatican" seen as a threat to historic MadridMadrid - In 1788, Spanish master Francisco de Goya depicted a popular celebration in honour of Madrid's patron saint in La Pradera de San Isidro (The Meadow of Saint Isidro).

The painting, now at the Prado art museum, shows in the background a view across the Manzanares river of a wide green slope topped by the church of San Francisco el Grande and other white buildings.

The leafy area located between the church and Las Vistillas gardens still forms part of the Spanish capital.

An NRI comes forward to help slum dog kid with her education

An NRI comes forward to help slum dog kid with her educationMumbai, Apr 21: After watching the ongoing trouble and tribulations in the family of Slumdog Millionaire''s child artiste Rubina Ali through media, an NRI came forward to support Rubina with her education.

According to reports, Rubina''s father Rafiq Qureshi was caught on camera agreeing to sell his daughter to an Arab Sheikh.

Abdul Rehman Vanoo, the NRI, runs a trust in Mumbai by the name of Anjum Ittiehahul Mustaqim.

Hinduism pro livid over stars’ misspelled Sanskrit tattoos

Hinduism pro livid over stars’ misspelled Sanskrit tattoosLondon, April 21: A Hinduism expert has urged tattoo artists all over the world to get elementary training in Sanskrit and its culture before making tattoos based on the ancient language.

Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, is insisting celebrities who carry tattoos in the ancient language to go “beyond the fashion statement and indulge in serious study of rich philosophical thought”, reports the Sun.

BMC says baby-swapping allegations against Oshiwara hold no ground

BMC says baby-swapping allegations against Oshiwara hold no groundAs per the Friday clarifications by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the baby-swapping allegations leveled against the civic-run Oshiwara Maternity Home hold no ground. Meanwhile, the police plans to take the couple for a DNA test to establish the truth.

The BMC said that the fruit vendor Mohammed Sartaj was falsely accusing the maternity home for swapping his one-day old infant, and added that Sartaj's wife Reshma Bano had delivered a baby girl at 6.10 p. m. on Wednesday, and not a boy, as claimed by Sartaj.

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