• Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon fail to impress in ‘Manma Emotion Jage’ from ‘Dilwale’

    After treating fans to Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol's electrifying chemistry in Dilwale's first song 'Gerua', film's second song 'Manma Emotion Jage' is out. But the latest song, which is picturised on young couple Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, fails to impress. (Read: SRK will promote 'Dilwale' on Salman Khan's Bigg Boss, confirms Varun Dhawan)

    The Indian Express
  • Vivek Oberoi’s Intense Response To Aamir Khan’s Intolerance Comment

    Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi was recently asked to share his opinion about the recent Aamir Khan VS Anupam Kher situation regarding intolerance in India. The actor very smartly gave an intense answer expressing his personal belief about the country and what he feels about the intolerance issue. Vivek Oberoi stated that he has immense respect for Aamir Khan as an actor, but he personally believes that India is THE most tolerant country in the world and it has been that way for thousands of years.

    Business of Cinema
  • Is Make in India working, Rahul Gandhi asks Mount Carmel students; reply embarrasses Cong MP

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had an embarassing moment during his interaction with students at Mount Carmel in Bangalore on Tuesday. Slamming Modi government's Swach Bharat Abhiyaan, when the young MP asked the students if they saw India clean, the students responded in resonating 'yes'. It didn't end here as the Congress MP again asked the student if they thought the Make in India was really working and the students again gave the same reply, making the leader uncomfortable.

    The Indian Express
  • Inside Kota coaching factory – Why an 18-yr-old signs off her note: ‘Mein aaj apni life khatam karti hoon’

    On the night of October 31, eight days before she was to reach home for Diwali, Anjali Anand scribbled these lines on a sheet of paper before hanging herself from the window of her hostel room at Rajiv Gandhi Nagar in Kota. This 18-year-old had arrived here just 18 months ago after her Class 12 from Moradabad to become one among the 77,000 students at Allen Career Institute and chase her dream of cracking the medical entrance examination. Investigating the deaths, The Indian Express accessed police records and interviewed over 50 stakeholders, including students, institute representatives, parents and doctors, to find how Kota, the famed national coaching hub, has become a veritable factory which grinds 24 by 7 in crammed shop-floors where students are treated as little more than raw material.

    The Indian Express
  • Andhra Capital: American architect replaces Dutch contender to design Amaravati

    Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has declined to participate in the competition to design the new Andhra Pradesh capital of Amaravati, following which the state government has contacted US-based architect Frank Gehry to come on board. Gehry, along with British architect Norman Foster and Italian-British architect Richard Rogers, will now be the contenders to build the Amaravati capital complex, which will include Raj Bhavan. The Asian jury comprises Delhi-based urban planner K T Ravindran and Pune-based architect Christopher Charles Benninger besides architects from Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.

    The Indian Express
  • Indian women join #HappyToBleed campaign to protest menstruation remarks

    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scores of Indian women have taken to social media declaring themselves "Happy to Bleed," after the head of a famous Hindu temple said he would consider allowing women in if there was a machine to check that they were not menstruating. Nikita Azad said she launched the #HappyToBleed campaign to protest the remarks made by the head of Sabarimala temple, a popular shrine in Kerala, and help break the taboo surrounding menstruation. "This is a basic issue about discriminatory beliefs that say menstruation is unclean," Azad, a student, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

  • Sheena Bora murder case: Emails show Mekhail wrote to Indrani for money

    Emails, purportedly exchanged between Mekhail Bora and Indrani Mukerjea, reveal Mekhail wrote to Indrani regarding financial assistance. The CBI did not list Mekhail as a witness in the murder case of his sister Sheena, though they said he continued to stay in touch with Indrani after claiming there were two attempts to murder him, police said. Four weeks ago, the CBI made inquiries with Mekhail in their office at Nariman Point.

    The Indian Express
  • Katra crash: The pilot who wasn’t

    All my dear ones called me and were panic stricken,” Sumita Vijayan told M AIL T ODAY over an email. With pictures showing her as the dead pilot, Sumita vented her angst on Facebook on Tuesday saying, “ Dear all, please do not be overwhelmed with the rubbish by media!! I m very much alive and breathing!! ( sic)”. “ My father was an employee with Indian Airlines engineering wing and that is all,” she said.

    Mail Today
  • Land price in Hyderabad breaks all records

    Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Breaking all records, an acre of land in Hyderabad has fetched Rs.29.28 crore to the Telangana government in an e-auction conducted on Wednesday.

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  • Miss World Canada prevented from reaching China pageant

    By Tyrone Siu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Canada's China-born Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong on Thursday and denied permission to board a flight to the beauty pageant finals in China, a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country. Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Toronto actress who was crowned Miss World Canada in May, was unable to obtain a visa in advance of her arrival for the contest finals this week in Sanya, on the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan.

  • Gold close to lowest in nearly six years on stronger dollar

    Gold was trading near its lowest in nearly six years on Thursday, as the dollar held at multi-month highs after U.S. economic data reinforced expectations of an interest rate rise this year. The U.S. currency was also supported against the euro, weighing on dollar-denominated gold, as European Central Bank officials told Reuters they were considering options such as whether to stagger charges on banks hoarding cash or to buy more debt. Spot gold was up 0.2 at $1,072.86 an ounce by 1153 GMT, not far off $1,064.95 hit last week, the lowest since February 2010.

  • Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun slams ton in U-16 trials

    Mumbai Cricket witnessed an all too familiar entry into the score-book on Tuesday as a Tendulkar reached three-figures. Only this time it was an A. Tendulkar who recorded the ton with Arjun, son of the retired legend Sachin, slamming 106 off 156 balls in a low-scoring Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) U-16 Payyade Trophy encounter. As it turned out the match is being played at the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana.

    The Indian Express
  • Jammu chopper crash: Pilot was among first women pilots in IAF

    Captain Sumita Vijayan, who was killed in the helicopter crash at Katra in Jammu on Monday, was one of the first women pilots in the Indian Air Force. A native of Attingal in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district, 44-year-old Vijayan had retired from IAF as squadron leader in 2005 after 12 years of service. Sources from her family said Vijayan joined Himalayan Heli Services, which operated chopper services to the Vaishno Devi temple, as chief pilot a few years ago.

    The Indian Express
  • PM answerable to India, not Queen of Britain: Congress

    New Delhi, Nov. 26 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress Party on Thursday said that the former is answerable to the people of India on issues of intolerance, inflation and GST, and not to the Queen of Britain. It should discuss issues and take steps," Congress leader Pramod Tiwari told ANI. If any issue comes up here, the Prime Minister does not reply but speaks in London and Britain.

  • Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra launch Viaan Mobiles

    Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra on Wednesday launched Viaan Mobiles, named for their three-year-old son. Five variants of the mobile phones, which come with a special personalised service, are priced between Rs.849 to Rs.12,999. The phones were launched at a ceremony held here with celebrity guests Malaika Arora Khan, Farah Khan, Manish Paul and Jeetendra in attendance.

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  • Healthy recipes: Saffron baked yoghurt with orange and ginger salad

    You don't always have to turn up your nose at yoghurt. The power food can actually help you lose weight and keep the sniffles at bay. It's also a rich source of power-boosting proteins, metabolism-accelerating probiotics and and bone-building calcium. This season, don't shun the yoghurt. Embrace it and enjoy its health benefits. Executive sous chef Gagandeep Singh Sawhney, Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi tells us how to whip up a delicacy.

    The Indian Express
  • Going solar

    The solar power auction in Andhra Pradesh that ended earlier this month has shown that solar power is finally here to stay. While the lowest bid was at Rs 4.03 per unit, it is the plethora of bids at Rs 4.60 to 5.00 per unit that shows that solar power is now fully competitive with coal-based power, especially for meeting peak loads. Since storing electricity is prohibitively expensive, photovoltaic power plants will never be able to meet more than the daytime peak demand for electricity.

    The Indian Express
  • Mulayam Singh attacks upper castes, calls for ‘rise of backwards’

    DESCRIBING THE victory of the Grand Alliance in the recent Bihar polls as a lesson, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday targeted members of the upper castes and urged backward communities to become politically enlightened so that they can capture political power. Some people (upper castes) have lost their sleep. While our population is 54 per cent, we are being ruled by those who are hardly 7 to 8 per cent,” Mulayam said while addressing a conclave of backward and 17 Most Backward Classes (MBC) at the SP headquarters in Lucknow.

    The Indian Express
  • India adds 2,311 MW renewable generation capacity in 7 months

    New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) India has added 2,311.88 MW of grid-connected power generation capacity from renewable energy sources like solar and wind till October of this financial year, against the full fiscal's target of 4,460 MW, an official statement said on Thursday. A total of 827.22 MW of solar power generation capacity was added in this period, taking the cumulative electricity generation capacity from the source to 4,579.24 MW, said the new and renewable energy ministry statement. Wind power generation capacity of 1,234.11 MW was added in these seven months, taking cumulative electricity generation capacity from wind to 24,677.72 MW.

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  • Gadkari wants to build 100 km national highway per day

    Bengaluru, Nov 25 (IANS) Buoyed at construction of 18 km of national highways per day from 2km a year ago, union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said he wants a whopping 100 km to be built daily, as surface connectivity is the lifeline of the country's economy. "Though we are on target to build 30 km of highway per day by March, my unofficial target is to construct 100 km a day, as we need to expand the national highways coverage to 150,000 km from 90,000 km across the country," Gadkari said on Wednesday at the five-day international construction equipment industry expo here. Exhorting the construction industry to scale up and skill up to meet the government's ambitious target of developing roads and highways for speedy transport, he told about 500 delegates that funds for building them were not a constraint.