• Delhi zoo to return jaguar from Kerala that is ‘too fat to breed’

    Salman was borrowed on a “breeding loan” from the Thiruvananthapuram Zoological Garden last October, but has since shown “complete disinterest” in pairing up with the lone female jaguar in the National Zoological Park here, say Delhi zoo officials. “He was brought on a breeding loan but it has been over a year and Salman has shown no interest in mating.

    The Indian Express
  • Beds, Cars And Rooms Being Remodeled For Tiger-Jacqueline’s A Flying Jatt Villain Nathan Jones!

    Balaji Motion Pictures’ is going all out to make their superhero film, ‘A Flying Jatt’, one to watch out for ! Starring Tiger Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez, the film, directed by Remo D’Souza recently announced international action star Nathan Jones as the villain in the superhero flick. As Nathan Jones arrives in India, to shoot for ‘A Flying Jatt’, the makers are leaving no stone unturned to welcome this International star and ensure his stay is comfortable. Nathan Jones will be housed at a five star in Mumbai, as they have been prepping for his arrival for over a fortnight.

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  • ‘Muslims, please leave my rally, for we don’t want your votes’: Meet this challenger to BJP

    When Narendra Modi touches down at the Suara airstrip in Rohtas Friday, Pradeep Joshi will be listening carefully. Joshi is not a BJP leader or from the grand alliance or even an NDA rebel. An independent candidate, he is more saffron than anybody around — even local BJP leaders accuse him of communal politics.

    The Indian Express
  • Agarkar questions Dhoni's place in India team

    Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Former India fast bowler Ajit Agarkar has called for the selectors to scrutinise Mahendra Singh Dhoni's role not just as limited overs captain, but as a player as well. Agarkar said that the selectors should look at Virat Kohli's performance as Test captain by comparison, and take a call on Dhoni's role in the limited overs format after the ongoing South Africa series. India lost the Twenty20 International (T20I) series 0-2 against South Africa after the third match was washed out at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

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  • Air India festive scheme offers free return tickets

    New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Buying Air India or Alliance Air domestic flight tickets in business and economy class online between October 15 and December 31 will enable fliers to win free domestic return tickets, Air India announced on Friday. The "Web Loyalty Bonus" scheme launched for the festive season for passengers booking tickets exclusively on www.airindia.in for six business class and eight economy class sectors will qualify for one free return ticket in the respective category, said an Air India statement. The free return ticket can be availed for any domestic sector while Delhi-Mumbai is one of the six business class sectors which make the fliers eligible for the scheme, the statement added.

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  • Yahoo Movies Review: Jazbaa

    Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Shabana Azmi, Atul Kulkarni, Jackie Shroff, Siddhant Kapoor Direction: Sanjay Gupta Rating: **½ Sanjay Gupta’s ‘Jazbaa’ has left me confused – while the storytelling is completely mediocre, the twist at the end pays off. The first half of the film is mostly the setting up – a prominent criminal lawyer’s daughter gets abducted and the kidnappers blackmail her to defend a criminal convicted of raping and brutally murdering a young girl.

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  • Three Indians feature in Forbes 'Asia's Richest Families' list

    New Delhi, Oct 9 (ANI): The inaugural list of the Forbes' 50 richest families in Asia witnessed as many as 14 Indian families, including that of the Ambanis, who ranked third with a net worth of USD 21.5 billion. The business dynasties include the Premji family ranked at the seventh spot with a net worth of USD 17 billion, and the Mistry family at the 10th place with a net worth of USD 14.9 billion. The other Indian families in the coveted list, include Godrej family at 15th place with a fortune of USD 11.4 billion, Arcelor Mittal, Birlas with a net worth of USD 7.8 billion, Bajaj's, Dabur India's Burmans and others.

  • Actress Ashley Benson Sorry For “Cecil The Lion” Costume

    ‘Spring Breakers’ Ashley Benson has issued a groveling apology after posting a photo on Instagram of her wearing a “Cecil The Lion” costume. In her caption on the photo, Benson wrote “Can’t decide on my halloween costume this year! What do you guys think of this cecil the lion costume?”. The 25-year-old actress has now written a lengthy apology to her followers, saying: “Yesterday’s post was in poor taste and I absolutely regret all of the hurt that photo caused.

    Yahoo Movies UK
  • Indian woman's hand chopped off in Saudi, EAM takes up issue with authorities

    New Delhi, Oct. 9 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday condemned the horrific incident, wherein an Indian woman's right hand was chopped off by her house owner in Saudi Arabia, saying that it was very disturbing and that the matter has been taken up with the concerned authorities. "Chopping of hand of Indian lady - We are very much disturbed over the brutal manner in which Indian lady has been treated in Saudi Arabia.

  • Pepsi wants out of IPL, sends notice to board saying game in ‘disrepute’

    Beverage giant PepsiCo has sent a notice to the Indian cricket board expressing its intention to withdraw from the IPL as title sponsor because of the controversy surrounding the spot-fixing case. Sources said the company has said in its notice that the decision was related to issues that have brought the game into “disrepute”. It is reliably learnt that PepsiCo has informed the IPL’s chief operating officer Sundar Raman about its intention to withdraw from the title sponsorship for which it had paid Rs 396 crore ($71.77 million) for the period 2013-2017. Raman is believed to have informed newly elected BCCI president Shashank Manohar about the development.

    The Indian Express
  • Ramdev’s retail push: Now buy Patanjali products at Big Bazaar

    Taking a big stride in the retail space, yoga guru Baba Ramdev-promoted Patanjali Ayurved announced a tie-up with Future Group to make Patanjali products available on the shelves of Big Bazaar and other retail chains within the group. At a time when there is a nationwide ban on sale of Maggi following a row over presence of MSG and lead beyond the permissible limit, Ramdev said that Patanjali will launch its noodle on October 15, 2015 and by the end of the month it will be made available across the country. While Ramdev said that Patanjali's turnover will cross Rs 5,000 crore in the current fiscal, Kishore Biyani, group CEO of Future Group has set a target to generate a business of Rs 1,000 crore over the next 20 months for Patanjali.

    The Indian Express
  • Thane builder’s suicide note blames harassment by officials, bribe demands

    Suraj Parmar (46), a prominent builder in Thane who ended his life on Wednesday, is said to have alleged in his suicide note that he had been facing “harassment” by various government departments and was tired of repeated demands for bribes. A director with the Cosmos Group, Parmar shot himself with his licenced firearm on Wednesday afternoon inside a sample flat of an under-construction building. The police said Parmar left behind a 13-page suicide note in which he outlined the problems he was facing due to government departments as well as the bribes that he had to pay repeatedly.

    The Indian Express
  • 10 Dying Professions Job Seekers Should Avoid

    The U.S. job market is steadily improving, yet many Americans are still struggling to get hired. And if they work in dying professions, that may be the case not only today but also in the years ahead. ...

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  • Varanasi violence: Fearing ‘disturbance’, organisers ‘postpone’ Indo-Pak Mushaira

    An Indo-Pak Mushaira being organizsed in Varanasi in memory of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for the last 23 years has been "postponed" this year apprehending "disturbance" following the "tension prevailing" in the city over lathicharge on saints and seers and the violence during a protest march on October 5. The event was scheduled to be held at Beniabagh ground on October 10, its convener Ashfaq Ahmed Memon, a Congress worker, said. Memon said that he has been organising the Indo-Pak Mushaira for past 23 years in memory of the former PM who was assassinated in 1991.

    The Indian Express
  • Agnes of God premiere cancelled in Hyderabad

    A day before the controversial play, Agnes of God, was set to open in Hyderabad, the premiere was cancelled Thursday following protests from the Christian community. The play’s director, Vinay Varma, however, said he was not aware of the cancellation. The protest against the play was led by the Catholic Association of Hyderabad and the archdiocese.

    The Indian Express
  • On Navratri eve, beauty expert Shahnaz Husain shares fashion tips

    New Delhi, Oct. 9 (ANI): Navaratri, the festival dedicated to the worship of the Goddess Durga, will be observed between October 13 and 22, and in anticipation of this much awaited annual event, world-renowned beauty expert Shahnaz Husain has shared some key fashion and lifestyle tips. Husain said that festivals like Navratri are associated with bright lights, and therefore, an individual's night make-up should be focused on bright colours to avoid the pale look. "For Navratri make-up, you should try gold, silver or bronze shadow to line the eyes over your eyeliner on the upper lid.

  • Quote unquote: What Lalu said on beef

    On October 3, in an interview to Asian News International (ANI), Lalu Prasad had said: “Yeh poora desh ko communalise karna chahta hai. Jo khaata hai khaata hai beef. Hindu mein kya nahi khaata hai beef, jo bahar jaata hai woh beef kha raha hai ke nahi, Hindustan mein bhi beef kha raha hai. Apne ko Hindu keh raha hai, woh bhi to kha raha hai. Jo maans khaata hai, usko gaay aur bakra se kya farak hai bhai ? Yeh to communalise kar raha hai. Koi bhi sabhya aadmi maans nahi khaata hai bimari ki wajah se...”

    The Indian Express
  • Tax laws to be simplified: Tax panel chief

    New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is focusing on simplifying tax laws to encourage timely tax payment by citizens, its chief said on Thursday. "The CBDT will focus on greater facilitation of the taxpayer and simplification of tax laws to alleviate confusion and clarify interpretation," said CBDT chairperson Anita Kapurat the third CII Global Tax Summit, according to a statement by the industry chamber. Highlighting that people avoid paying taxes as they believe the tax law is complexand the tax department does not facilitate tax compliance, she said, that in line with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's budget speech, CBDT is considering reducing tax rates and removing exemptions to effect tax laws simplification.

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  • Music composer Ravindra Jain dies after prolonged illness

    Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Renowned music director Ravindra Jain, an exponent of Rabindra Sangeet, died following prolonged illness at a private hospital here on Friday, an aide said. As there was little improvement in his condition, Jain was airlifted to Mumbai by his family on Wednesday and admitted in the ICU of Lilavati Hospital and kept on a ventilator. Born blind on February 28, 1944, Jain started his musical career in the early 1970s and went on to compose some of the most memorable numbers in superhit movies like "Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se", "Chitchor", "Chor Machaye Shor", "Geet Gaata Chal", "Shyam Tere Kitne Naam", "Ram Teri Ganga Maili", "Henna", among many others.

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • Man Industries to get orders worth Rs 700 crore; surges 9%

    New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): Shares of Man Industries gained 9 percent intraday on Thursday as the company received orders worth Rs 700 crore from international and domestic customers for supply of pipes for oil, gas and water sector projects. Man Industries has upgraded its Pithampur plant with the enhanced capacities to become pioneer to produce pipes up to 3600 mm dia meter with coating facilities. RC Mansukhani, Chairman, Man Industries said "EBITDA margins would be between 12-14 percent for new orders and FY16 revenue growth is likely to be in range of 25-30 percent.