• Gold drops from 3-month high on profit taking

    Gold fell nearly 1 percent on Tuesday, retreating from a three-month high on profit-taking after a two-day rally triggered by expectations the Federal Reserve will not hike U.S. interest rates this year. Spot gold fell 0.8 percent to $1,154.15 an ounce by 0323 GMT, after earlier dropping as much as 0.9 percent. U.S. gold futures fell 1 percent to $1,152.

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  • ‘If I play Anarkali, I would like Hrithik Roshan to play Salim; he would be perfect with me.’- Kangana Ranaut

    Her success has been as impressive and inspirational for her fans, as enviable it has been for her rivals. Her name in the credit list of a film is a big enough crowd puller and for an actor who is not even a decade old yet, to achieve such elephantine heights of stardom is truly commendable! We bring you some of the frame-worthy quotes of the Queen of Bollywood which will make you fall in love with her, all over again!  “I don’t think two actresses can’t be friends.

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Rape accused known, bought food for kids: Victim’s grandfather

    The prime suspect who has been arrested in the Keshav Puram rape case was known to the four-year-old girl and her family, said police. “We have arrested the prime suspect, Rahul (alias Lalla), though we are questioning others in the case. Police said they were verifying whether Rahul was involved in previous cases of sexual assault.

    The Indian Express
  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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
  • 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.

  • Deepika Padukone: 'We need to address mental illness and destigmatize it'

    Deepika Padukone, who has openly spoken about her bout with depression, has now come up with an NGO Live Love Laugh, which will help create awareness about mental illness and also help people suffering from it. At the event, the actress said that we need to address mental illness and destigmatize it. ''Most importantly, people, who like me have experienced anxiety and depression, I think it's very important for them to know that there's hope and we as a foundation are here to help you and together we need to spread awareness and destigmatize mental illness,'' she further added.

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  • 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 announced projects worth $17.9 mn for Palestine

    Ramallah (Palestine), Oct 12 (IANS) India on Monday announced projects worth $17.9 million in Palestine, as also a grant of $5 million, as President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here from Amman on a maiden visit of an Indian head of state to this troubled country. "The grant is for budgetary support for Palestine," Anil Wadhwa, secretary, east, in India's external affairs ministry, said during a media briefing, adding that this was part of India's ongoing support towards capacity building in Palestine.

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  • 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
  • Environment charges on vehicles from November 1

    The Supreme Court Monday ordered imposition of 'Environment Compensation Charge' to the tune of Rs 700 on light duty vehicles and Rs 1,300 for three-axle vehicles and above, entering Delhi from November 1. A bench led by Chief Justice H L Dattu said this levy will be in addition to the toll tax and the amount will be handed over to the Delhi government by toll operators. The court order will remain in force for four months on an “experimental basis” and the Delhi government has been asked to issue a notification in this regard.

    The Indian Express
  • Development discourse in villages, with caste and Lalu thrown in

    “Nitishji talks of linking every 250-population village to roads and there are over a dozen villages with thousands of people without proper roads,” says Jaswant Singh, calling for change. Sunil Kumar Singh, a farmer, says: “Narendra Modi has given new hope and we are not sure what Nitish can do in company of Lalu. Let there be a change and we will know if the BJP is any different,” says Singh as fellow villagers Bharat Singh and Anuj Singh nod.

    The Indian Express
  • Kasuri book launch: Won't tolerate 'anti India propaganda', warns Fadnavis

    New Delhi, Oct. 12 (ANI): In wake of the ink attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni, the organiser of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri's book launch, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday assured maximum security for the event and warned that no 'anti India propaganda' would be tolerated. Mr.Kasuri and the programme will be provided total security," Fadnavis told ANI. Kulkarni, was allegedly attacked by Shiv Sena workers earlier today for refusing to back down from organising Kasuri's book launch.

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  • Vodafone India to launch 4G services in Mumbai

    New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Vodafone India on Monday announced it will launch its 4G services in Mumbai by December. "Having launched 4G services in several countries, Vodafone has the requisite expertise and experience to ensure that its 4G service in Mumbai will be best in class," he added.

  • Gadkari announces expressway to Vadodara

    The Union government plans to construct an expressway connecting Mumbai and Vadodara, a project that it has been in planning for at least six years now. The project is aimed at facilitating smooth movement of vehicles from Mumbai right up to Ahmedabad. Nitin Gadkari, Union minister for roads, transport and highways, on Sunday said that the government plans to start work on the Mumbai-Vadodara expressway in the next six months.

    The Indian Express
  • Two Indians killed in accidents in Oman

    Muscat, Oct 11 (IANS) Two Indian expatriates were killed in separate accidents in Oman's Nizwa and Salalah cities, a media report said. In Nizwa, Muhammed Naufal, a 22-year-old worker from Kerala, died after a vehicle hit him while he was crossing a road on Friday.

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