• Dinesh Mongia, Indian middle man, prostitute in Lou Vincent’s testimony

    Former New Zealand opener Lou Vincent admitted he was involved in match-fixing under direct orders from Chris Cairns. Giving evidence at Southwark Crown Court in London where Cairns is on trial for perjury, Vincent said: “I was under direct orders from Chris Cairns to get involved in fixing in India.” Vincent, 36, said his descent to corruption began when he was dropped from the New Zealand team in 2007, and subsequently he suffered a meltdown. Shortly after arriving in Chandigarh,Vincent said he received a call from an Indian named Varun Gandhi. ‘He told me he was involved in a cricket bat company,’ Vincent told the court. ‘We met in his hotel room but there was no equipment in the room.’ He said that there was a woman seated on the bed, and that after 20 minutes he asked if he could use the toilet and Gandhi followed him there, and told him that the woman ‘was available for sex’ and was ‘a present from our company’.

    The Indian Express
  • Shahid Kapoor: Alia Bhatt And I Don’t Know Any Sidharth!

    After releasing their last song ‘Neend Na Mujhko Aaye’ from their film Shaandaar, actors Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt along with director Vikas Bahl released the new song ‘Raitaa Phail Gaya’. The new song ‘Raitaa Phail Gaya’ is crazy Punjabi peppy number which would make you dance crazy like Shahid and Alia. The song is proper mixture of rap, beat and music and the most interesting part in the song is when actor Sanjay Kapoor and Pankaj Kapur show off their crazy dance moves.

    Business of Cinema
  • Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and a Dilwale Ki Dawaat with Sania Mirza - NDTV Movies

    Bollywood's favourite on-screen couple - Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol - and the with the rest of the Dilwale team enjoyed a sumptuous helping of Biryani as treat number two, from none other than tennis champ Sania Mirza in Hyderabad on October 12. Following which, SRK could not help but make a confession addressed to Sania. Sania Mirza your returns are impeccable but the Biryani you ‘serve’ is untouchable. Your smile won over the whole Dilwale set. Thanks.Posted by Shah Rukh Khan on  Tuesday, 13 October 2015   Only last month, SRK, Farah and Varun had also enjoyed biryani on the sets in Hyderabad, sent by the tennis star, who is one of the city's famous residents. Looks like, Sania who had promised

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  • Indrani Mukerjea claims innocence, tells CBI that ex-husband killed Sheena

    Mumbai: Murder accused Indrani Mukerjea has denied killing her daughter Sheena Bora and put the entire blame on her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai in the statement to the CBI, according to reports.  The former media executive during her questioning by the CBI claimed that she called up Sheena on April 24, 2012 and invited her to meet Khanna for a family dinner at Bandra. Indrani in her statement alleged that Khanna was growing vary of Sheena's increasing importance in the Mukerjea family since she was in a romantic relationship with Peter Mukerjea's son and Khanna felt it could affect his biological daughter Vidhie's future. Indrani claimed she had no hand in the murder

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  • Bihar polls: Zee News survey predicts landslide victory for NDA with 162 seats - Firstpost

    New Delhi: A new pre-poll survey has predicted landslide victory for the BJP-led NDA in Bihar with the alliance projected to win 162 seats and the JD(U)-RJD-Congress combine set to win only 51 seats. According to the latest pre-poll survey by Zee News and survey agency 'Janta Ka Mood' done three days ahead of the first phase of polling on October 12, the NDA comprising BJP, LJP, RLSP and HAM is projected to win a thumping majority in the 243-member Assembly. The survey has predicted that the Nitish Kumar- and Lalu Prasad-led grand secular alliance will be decimated to an all-time low of just 51 seats. The survey projects that there will be a close contest on 30 seats where any party can win.

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  • Godhra to bar Muslims, garba banners say: Daughter before my eyes

    To keep young women and girls “safe” from Muslim youth and ‘love jihad’ during the Navratri festivities, the BJP and RSS affiliates are urging Godhra residents to organise the traditional or sheri garba to restrict entry and “maintain the purity of the event”. Ashish Bhatt, former VHP member who now heads the cultural cell of the Panchmahals district unit of the BJP, said: “Last year, we tried to keep out Muslims from venues of large, professional garba events to prevent love jihad. An estimated 40 per cent of Godhra’s population — the epicentre of the 2002 Gujarat riots — is Muslim. Last year, a little-known Hindu organisation, Hindu Asmita Hit Rakshak Samiti, decided to stop Muslim youths from entering garba venues to “avoid instances of love jihad”.

    The Indian Express
  • New recruits to Hindu cause hear anti-Muslim message

    By Rupam Jain Nair KOLKATA (Reuters) - As a teenager, Uttam Shaha says he used to watch scornfully from his bedroom window as men in brown shorts performed martial exercises in a car park below. Like many Indians then, he viewed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a fringe group. Now 43, Shaha is a recent RSS recruit in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal.

  • Taj Falaknuma declared best palace hotel in the world

    Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) The Taj Falaknuma here has been awarded number one position among the best palace hotels in the world category for 2015 by the world's leading travel and tourism website - Trip Advisor. The coveted award is given to hospitality industry's best that have attained outstanding reviews from discerning travelers across the world, according to a statement by Taj Falaknuma. After 10 years of sensitive restoration, the Taj Group of Hotels presented opened this 60 room private palace in 2010 to offer its guests a glimpse of the imperial lifestyle of the Nizams, the rulers of erstwhile Hyderabad state.

  • Flipkart sells over 10 lakh products in 10 hours

    New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Flipkart, India's biggest e-tailer, has sold over 10 lakh products on October 13 in the first 10 hours of 'The Big Billion Days' five-day sale. "It is great to see 1.6 million app installs in the last two days, which is a great indicator that India has been preparing well for 'The Big Billion Days'," he added.

  • Talvar | Namrata Joshi | Oct 12,2015

    Starring: Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi, Prakash Belawade, Atul Kumar, Sohum Shah, Gajraj Rao Directed by Meghna Gulzar Rating: *** There is a scene tow­ards the end of Talvar where two sets of CDI (a fictional CBI) officials defend their own line of investigation into the double murder case, while trashing the other’s account. It’s a long, riveting scene, sailing smoothly on some crackling writing by Vishal Bhardwaj (a smart dig at the BJP and Congress, a cheeky reference to the missionary position and merry quoting of popular Bollywood songs) and compelling performances by Irrfan Khan and Prakash Belawade on the one side and Atul Kumar and Sohum Shah on the other. It’s the solid

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  • 90% of illegal money came from 30 banks; 10% cash deposits: Bank of Baroda

    Bank of Baroda on Monday said the total value of illegal remittances through its Ashok Vihar Branch in New Delhi was $546.10 million (around Rs 3,500 crore), much lower than Rs 6,000 crore estimated by the CBI on Saturday. The bank also admitted that its branches accepted 10 per cent of this amount (around Rs 350 crore) as cash deposits, leading to uncomfortable questions about the source of the money and where it was headed. “The branch did not adhere to FEMA guidelines in remittances,” BoB said in a stock exchange filing.

    The Indian Express
  • No more nudes in Playboy magazine, centerfold's future at risk - report

    Now readers of Playboy, the glossy men's magazine known for its nude fold-outs, can honestly say they are buying the magazine for its articles. Playboy will no longer publish nude photographs of women, the New York Times reported on Monday in an article quoting Scott Flanders, the company's chief executive. Founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner, 89, who in his trademark silk pajamas has embodied the Playboy lifestyle, agreed last month with a suggestion by top editor Cory Jones to stop publishing images of naked women, the Times said.

  • Who’ll finish after finisher finishes?

    It’s fashionable to go after MS Dhoni’s head these days. Is there anyone whose spot Dhoni is supposedly blocking who can come in and be the finisher? With Dhoni, India is at least reaching the final over of the contests, without him who knows what will happen.

    The Indian Express
  • Indian killer road creates village of widows

    "My husband died in a bypass road accident and so did my brother and my father. There are no men to look after us in the family," Kurra Asli, 23, told AFP, holding up a faded photograph of her husband.

  • India pays second tranche of $700 mln to Iran - sources

    Indian refiners have paid a second installment of $700 million to Iran to partly settle pending oil dues, two industry sources said, after a July deal that set out a roadmap for the lifting of sanctions over Tehran's nuclear activities. India last month cleared a similar amount to Iran, the first release of such funds since Iran in August asked India to release $1.4 billion in oil dues in two equal installments. Essar Oil on Tuesday paid about $338 million, followed by about $299 million from Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd, the sources said, adding Indian Oil Corp paid about $60 million and Hindustan Petroleum Corp about $3 million.

  • Rajkot kid cricketers line up to appeal to Hardik Patel: Don’t disrupt

    Fifty boys and girls, all dressed in cricket flannels, stood with folded hands Monday at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) stadium. This plea by the children came after the city ‘elders’ — SCA officials, past and present Ranji players and influential cricket fans — had no success in persuading PAAS to keep politics out of the game. The SCA insists that the ‘prayer for peace’ idea was floated by the young cricketers themselves.

    The Indian Express
  • Nuke-capable Nirbhay cruise missile to be test-fired on Thursday

    Nirbhay, India’s latest missile — equivalent of the famous American Tomahawk missile — will be test fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Integrated Test Range at Balasore in Odisha at 9 am on Thursday. This will be the third test of India’s indigenously developed subsonic cruise missile. The first two tests of the cruise missile were conducted on March 12, 2013 and October 17, 2014.

    The Indian Express
  • In MP small town, Ishwar Pandey is the go-to man

    For a period of five months last year, as he spent warming the bench on the tours to New Zealand and England, Ishwar Pandey seemed on the brink of making his international debut. The lanky Madhya Pradesh seamer hasn’t been part of an India squad ever since, and his dream of national colours has gone from being elusive to remote. On account of being the tiny city’s first cricketer to make it to the Indian squad, Ishwar, is used to doting fans from his district routinely lining up at his doorstep with outrageous demands.

    The Indian Express
  • Royal Enfield opens exclusive stores in Paris and Madrid

    New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Eicher Motors' flagship motorcycle brand Royal Enfield on Tuesday said that it has opened its first exclusive showrooms in Paris and Madrid. According to the company, the two stores are part of a new growth strategy in Europe and an effort at expanding the global mid-sized motorcycle segment comprising of 250-750cc bikes. "The exclusive stores are part a of Royal Enfield's new retail strategy, showcasing our brand philosophy of 'pure motorcycling' in every aspect of the Royal Enfield ownership experience," Arun Gopal, international business head, Royal Enfield, was quoted in a statement.

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  • For these Muslims, it’s only Nitish despite Lalu

    Mohammed Alauddin, 101, began the conversation with a reference to the British, Jawaharlal Nehru and first Bihar CM Dr Srikrishna Sinha. He also mentioned Muslim Bihar CM Abdul Gafur. These references were to show how long he has been voting. Alauddin has got used to being the centre of attraction in elections.

    The Indian Express