• Tamasha review: Deepika is luminous, Ranbir is powerful but this Imtiaz Ali film is neither - Firstpost

    Imtiaz Ali and Ranbir Kapoor’s second collaborative effort, Tamasha, is a bit of an enigma. It reveals less about its two protagonists than it withholds. It is tightfisted about emotional outflow. But still creates a very dramatic case history for its protagonists. Many parts of the film read (and I deliberately use this word in place of ‘look’) like newly-done miniature paintings posted on ancient walls that have many stories to tell…the walls, not the newly placed paintings. A quality of newly-assumed angst hovers over the lives of the protagonists, Ved and Tara, who are wretchedly unhappy in the way Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone could never be in their last outing together. In Yeh Jawani

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  • Indrani’s driver to CBI: She took 2-hr beauty break on day of murder

    “Jagah dekhkar madam boli Sheena ke liye achha jagah hain (Seeing the spot, madam said this is a good spot for Sheena)”. On April 23, 2012, Shyam Rai recalls a recce outing, cruising through Pen where Indrani Mukerjea asked him to stop at a point. Flanked by a hillock and a forest bush on one side, and a stream on the other, it was a calm Indrani who confirmed the location for Sheena, he says.

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  • ‘Hang Ujjal Dosanjh for treason before charging Aamir Khan with sedition’

    Aamir shared his pain and anxiety about the "disquiet...despondency" abroad the land of India. For that he has been charged with sedition. It is shocking that in today's Indian democracy, an Indian - be it Aamir, Shah Rukh or Girish Karnad - can't freely discuss their feelings and ideas without being threatened bodily harm and death, told to leave the country or charged with sedition. No Indian - Modi, Aamir or any other - needs to prove his/her patriotism.

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  • 'Desperate' PM Modi, Jaitley pleading for passage of GST: Congress

    New Delhi, Nov.28 (ANI):The Congress Party on Saturday launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill issue, saying those who were against the legislation during the UPA rule were now desperate to pass it. Congress leader Manish Tewari recalled that the GST Bill was stalled for five years by the same BJP when the UPA was in office.

  • Gold dips to near 6-year low, set for 6th straight weekly drop

    Gold dipped to its lowest level in nearly six years on Friday and was heading for a sixth straight weekly decline under pressure from a firm dollar and prospects of a U.S. interest rate rise next month. Spot gold hit $1,055.99 an ounce, its lowest since February 2010, and was down 1.5 percent at $1,057.27 by 1314 GMT. U.S. gold futures also fell 1.3 percent to $1,055.90 an ounce and were also headed for a sixth consecutive weekly decline.

  • Liquor ban in Bihar: Nitish Kumar’s poll promise to women comes at a high cost

    When the first phase of the Bihar assembly polls made it clear that women had outvoted men, political pundits looked into the reasons for it. Another reason was Nitish Kumar being able to create a constituency - a caste neutral one - among women in an otherwise casteist Bihar. Bicycle scheme for girls, 50 per cent reservation for women in panchayats, a gender budget and several women-centric moves have earned Nitish Kumar instant popularity.

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  • Cricket: Tendulkar junior impresses selectors

    The 16-year-old son of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is on the road to forging his own career as a top-flight cricketer after being selected as an all-rounder for Mumbai's youth team. After scoring a century and taking four wickets in a trial tournament, Arjun Tendulkar was on Thursday named in the 15-strong squad to represent Mumbai in India's main under-16 competition, the Vijay Merchant Trophy. "He did well in the selection trials... The selectors have picked him as an all-rounder," Mumbai Cricket Association joint secretary PV Shetty told the Indian Express.

  • Ashwin Had AB de Villiers For Breakfast This Morning

    The world's best batsman had no clue how to counter the India off-spinner.

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  • 45 acres ‘encroached’ by Shiv Sena, BJP-run private clubs: Mumbai Congress chief

    Calling the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) record on protecting Mumbai’s open spaces a farce, Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam Friday accused the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party, who have been controlling the civic body for over two decades, of encroaching 45 acres prime open space meant for public use. Of the 1,200 acres marked as compulsory open spaces — either ‘recreation grounds’ (RGs) or ‘playgrounds’ (PGs) in BMC terminology — 45 acres have been occupied for over 20 years through private clubs run by the Sena and BJP’s leaders including MPs, MLAs and former MLAs, said Nirupam. “Whether it is Matoshree club in Jogeshwari or the Kamla Vihar club in Borivali, the Dahisar foundation premises or the Poisar gymkhana, these have all been literally grabbed by the Sena-BJP leaders,” said Nirupam.

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  • Andhra MP Mitun Reddy booked for 'slapping' Air India official

    Tirupati/ New Delhi, Nov. 27 (ANI): YSR Congress MP Mithun Reddy was booked on Friday for allegedly slapping an Air India official at the Tirupati Airport after the latter refused to accept the MP and his relatives on the flight for which boarding had been closed. Reddy, however, denied the charge and has instead accused the Air India official of misbehaving with him. The incident occurred yesterday when Reddy reached the Tirupati airport about 20 to 25 minutes before flight's departure time with some of his relatives to board a flight to Delhi.

  • Intolerable Intolerance

    Rahul Gandhi’s question malfunction in a Bengaluru college is still being probed by the media, and his party spokespeople had to scramble to defend it as evidence of the Congress’s tolerance of dissent. Why he chose to punctuate an address which was humming along nicely with rhetorical questions about Swachh Bharat is mystifying. While the public is now blasé about the campaign and dissatisfaction with the cess to fund it has just begun to bite, younger people have been positively influenced by Swachh Bharat communications.

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  • Indian hackers deface Pakistani websites on 26/11 anniversary

    Cyber crime experts' claim several hacking groups carried out a mass defacement operation on key Pakistani websites to pay "homage to the martyrs of 26/11 terror attacks".

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  • Indians lured by Islamic State now want to return home

    According to recent intelligence reports, there are 15 Indians who are still part of ISIS, but killings of six fellow Indians and ill treatment meted out to them by the ISIS top brass - mainly comprising Arabs - has left them dejected.

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  • Delhi HC to police: Why hide behind trees to challan violators

    The city’s traffic police came under fire from Delhi High Court over traffic snarls in the city, during a hearing on a PIL regarding air pollution Friday. The bench of Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva asked why traffic police personnel “hid behind trees” to challan traffic violators instead of standing visibly on the road to ensure that violations did not occur. The bench had earlier observed that traffic congestion was a major source of air pollution in the capital.

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  • Pot belly now common among Indians on low incomes too

    London, Nov 27 (IANS) Traditionally thought to be a mark of prosperity, obesity is no longer confined to the rich in India. The study published in the online journal BMJ Open showed that women are more likely to carry a spare tyre. Fuelled, in part, by India's rapid economic growth in recent years, obesity has trickled down to all levels of society, the researchers said.

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  • Experts optimistic Tut's tomb may conceal Egypt's lost queen

    By Eric Knecht LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) - Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of the lost Queen Nefertiti, experts said on Saturday. There is huge international interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C. and is thought to be Tutankhamun's stepmother, and confirmation of her final resting place would be the most remarkable Egyptian archaeological find this century. Discovery of Nefertiti, whose chiselled cheek-bones and regal beauty were immortalised in a 3,300-year old bust now in a Berlin museum, would shed fresh light on what remains a mysterious period of Egyptian history.

  • Satya Nadella to visit Hyderabad next month

    Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation CEO Satya Nadella will visit his home town Hyderabad next month, an official said on Saturday. A Telangana government official told IANS that Nadella will be visiting the city in December. Nadella is likely to meet Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and also his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu besides visiting the Microsoft India Development Centre here.

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  • South Korea's LG Display to invest $8.7 billion in new OLED plant

    South Korea's LG Display said it will invest more than 10 trillion won ($8.71 billion) to build a large plant to make panels using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels, raising its big bet on the ultra-clear display technology. The company said it will spend an initial 1.84 trillion won to begin building the plant, called P10, in Paju, South Korea, to make panels across all product segments including large screens for TVs and flexible OLED panels for devices such as smartwatches and auto displays. Japan's Nikkei Asian Review reported without identifying sources that LG Display was building a new plant in anticipation of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) adopting OLED technology for its iPhone in 2018.

  • Indian ports to make Rs.6,000 crore profit by 2016: Gadkari

    New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said the profitability of the Indian port sector by the end of current year will reach around Rs.6,000 crore. Addressing a session at the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here, the minister said in the next five years the contribution of highways and shipping sector to national GDP would rise to two percent from current insignificant level. Gadkari said the infrastructure sector in India would witness massive changes and transformation in next few years as by then many four-lane roads and highways would be converted into eight-lane ones as also a large number of national highways be turned into expressways.

  • Mumbai Metro tariff to increase by a maximum of Rs 5 from December 1

    The Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL), which has built and operates Mumbai first Metro on a public private partnership basis, has decided to increase the tariff of the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro by a maximum of Rs 5. The new tariff structure would be effective December 1, and comes four months after a Union government-constituted Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) recommended a fare structure of Rs 10-110 for the 11.4-km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro. Instead of the prevalent four distance-wise fare slabs on he 11.4-km corridor with a tariff structure of Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 30 and Rs 40, commuters will have to from December 1 pay as per five slabs.

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