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(FILES) This file photograph taken on November 16, 2016, shows Indian mining tycoon, Gali Janardhan Reddy, (C)  on a big screen as he poses with his daughter Bramhani (2R) and son-in-law, Rajeev Reddy (2L) during their wedding at the Bangalore Palace Grounds in Bangalore.

Extravagant Indian weddings in palaces featuring elephants, foreign dance troupes and seven-course meals could become a thing of the past if one politician fed up with the excess gets her way. Rankled by the obscene sums splashed out on festivities, Ranjeet Ranjan from the opposition Congress Party has proposed a bill that would cap the entertainment budget and redirect any extras to India's poor.
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Big fat Indian weddings in crosshairs of thrifty MP

By Agence France-Presse Extravagant Indian weddings in palaces featuring elephants, foreign dance troupes and seven-course meals could become a thing of the past if one…



President Duterte

No letup in Duterte drive vs ‘5-6’

by Genalyn D. Kabiling Don’t expect President Duterte to keep diplomatic niceties in the crackdown on 5-6 money lending scheme. The President is planning to…

MB FILE -- Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, in a press briefing at Malacañang (KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

Palace insists EJKs not state-sponsored

By Argyll Cyrus Geducos  Malacañang reiterated that the extrajudicial killings being related to the government's drug war is not, in any way, sanctioned by the…

Latest SWS Survey on hunger in Q4 of 2016. Photo by Keith Bacongco | Manila Bulletin

Govt pledges to push-hunger reduction efforts

By Genalyn Kabiling After a survey showed more Filipinos experienced hunger in the last three months, the government has promised to step up efforts to…