• Bad News for Krushna & Bharti: After Akshay, Hrithik says Yes to Kapil Sharma

    More and more actors are steering clear of Comedy Nights Bachao. Is it time for Krushna, Bhatri & Co to rework on their show?

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  • Millionaire's US-returned son among terrorists killed in Dhaka raid

    NEW DELHI: Mohammad Shahzad Rouf, an MBA student in his twenties who loved to sing singer-filmmaker Anjan Dutt’s songs at family gatherings while strumming his guitar, has been identified as one of the nine alleged terrorists killed in Tuesday’s raid in Dhaka. After Bangladesh police uploaded the photographs on their Facebook page, the US-returned Rouf family identified Shahzad. Some relatives have said the family members are US citizens and Shahzad’s father is a “dollar millionaire” who supplies crowd-control gadgets and defence products to security forces in Bangladesh. The young man’s grandfather, Brigadier General Abdur Rouf, was chief of the intelligence service of the armed forces, they added.

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  • Arvind Kejriwal's madness: Just persecution complex, or is there method to it?

    Arvind Kejriwal seems to suffer from a persecution complex. For a man who received the most thumping mandate in Indian electoral history, he could have shown a greater amount of confidence and self-assurance. But he has been consistently railing about how everyone — and especially Narendra Modi — is out to get him and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government. His latest salvo takes the cake. In a message to party workers put out on YouTube, Kejriwal, possibly rattled by the number of cases being filed against AAP MLAs and leaders for sundry alleged offences, was at his worst: “Insiders have told us that Modiji is very frustrated with us and is very angry. So he is unable to think logically about

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  • You Won’t Believe What Salman Khan Gifted His Sister Arpita Khan Sharma!

    Being the youngest member of Bollywood’s famous Khan family, Arpita Khan Sharma is pampered all the time by her brothers Salman, Sohail and Arbaaz Khan. Well Arpita, who has always been showered with gifts and love, has received another amazing yet touching gift by Salman. After Arpita delivered a baby boy, Salman Khan could not gift anything to her as he was very much engrossed with the shooting of his recently released film Sultan.

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  • Maruti Suzuki to foray into LCV with Super Carry priced Rs 4.1 lakh

    The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) will start selling its first Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) under the Super Carry brand priced up to Rs 4.11 lakh from the end of next month, marking its foray into the segment in the domestic market. Initially, the vehicle will be sold in three cities - Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Ludhiana - priced at Rs 4.03 lakh, Rs 4.11 lakh and Rs 4.01 lakh respectively, MSI said in a statement. "Super Carry is designed and developed on basis of detailed research and understanding of customer requirements. We are confident Super Carry will enhance the profitability of our customers," MSI Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), R S Kalsi said. The vehicle

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  • Bank strike to hit operations on Friday

    Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Banking operations will be impacted across the country on Friday with around 10 lakh bankers of 40 private and state-run banks striking work in protest against the central government's banking policies, a union leader said on Thursday. The unions in the banking sector had given the strike call protesting against the merger of the five associate banks of the State Bank of India (SBI) with SBI and the privatisation of IDBI Bank.

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  • Home Ministry failed in Kashmir, Defence Ministry now must be vigilant

    Some of the young people who met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Srinagar last weekend were encouraged by his attentiveness and apparent openness. That might sound good but, sadly, it makes little difference. Those meetings were too little, too late. The bottom line is that the home ministry has failed in Kashmir. It has failed on several fronts over several years, but its worst failure was missing the crucial importance of catching Burhan Wani alive. They made the cardinal error of viewing him as simply another militant commander, rather than as an idealised youth icon the like of which Kashmir had not seen in a quarter-century. Engaging with young Kashmiris at large is the right thing to do,

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  • Purab Kohli Becomes The Owner Of A Rare Bike!

    Purab Kohli is someone who has always been an adventure lover, who has also hosted a lot of travel shows in the past. Riding bikes is what Purab has always loved. It is an adventure bike meant for tough routes and trips and Purab has booked it because he is planning to go on to some adventurous trips in the forthcoming months.

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  • Muttiah Muralitharan controversy: Off-spinner steps down from Cricket Australia role

    Legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan who was at the centre of a heated controversy ahead of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia has reportedly stepped down from his spin-bowling consultant post, thus ending the spat that cropped up between Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and him. The Sri Lankan legend who is Test cricket's highest wicket-taker with 800 scalps, was employed by Cricket Australia to assist their spinners and help them prepare for the Test series. This did not go down well with SLC who accused him off berating the team manager and conducting a centre-wicket training session at the Pallekele Cricket Stadium without permission.

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  • Brexit shockwaves hit British jobs, banks, automobiles

    Shockwaves from Britain's vote to leave the European Union rocked the economy on Thursday, with thousands of jobs lost at one of the country's biggest banks, big extra costs for Ford, and consumer confidence plunging. Preparing for a Brexit-related slowdown, Lloyds Banking Group said it would cut a further 3,000 jobs. One of Britain's biggest car dealerships, Inchcape, predicted growth in new car registrations would fall.

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  • There will be 1.8 billion Indians by 2050. GM crops are the only way to feed them all

    There’s a food crisis looming over India. Farmers in the country currently lose some Rs50,000 crore ($5 billion) every year to pests and diseases. Droughts, coupled with a lack of irrigation facilities, are exacerbating the problem. Prices for pulses—a category of grains that includes lentils and chickpeas, which are staples for Indians—have been rising lately.…

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  • Dolly the sheep’s clones are perfectly healthy, which could be huge for the future of cloning

    When Dolly the sheep died of lung disease and severe arthritis in 2003 after a relatively short seven year life, many scientists speculated that perhaps cloning had something to do with it. Could cloning an adult mammal, they wondered, make the clone adult-like right from birth. Maybe clones were not meant to live very long.…

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  • Why this generation won’t be as wealthy as the last one

    After nearly 70 years, America’s middle class is no longer growing.

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  • 10, 000 Afghan refugees return from Pak in four days amid increasing pressure

    Kabul, July 28 (ANI): The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations (MoRR) has said that the number of Afghan refugees returning home from Pakistan is on the rise, adding that 10,000 have returned home in just four days and a total of 2,00,000 refugees have returned in the past six months. "Pakistan has imposed additional restrictions and pressure, police now easily arrest a refugee and investigate them, police arrested my son despite the fact he had a refugee card," he said. "We had a good life there, our children were at school," said one of the refugees, while the other said: "Pakistan has imposed additional restrictions and pressure, police now easily arrest a refugee and investigate them, police arrested my son despite the fact he had a refugee card." Up to 1.5 million Afghan refugees still live in Pakistan.

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  • 3 Things No One Tells You About Retirement

    Retirees will face a few surprises when it comes time to stop working.

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  • Monsoon rainfall likely to be normal this year: IMD

    PUNE: With reduced chances of La Nina weather event, the monsoon rainfall this year is likely to be normal and not 'above normal' as was predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). However, a CRISIL report says that there is still risk of excess rains and a good spread of rains over time and region in August can help increase GDP growth rate to 7.9% in FY 17, revive rural consumption and cool down the inflation. IMD in its second stage forecast issued in June had forecast the average rainfall to be 106% of the normal monsoon rainfall of 89 mm (with +/-4% model error). The met department will issue its second stage forecast in a couple of days. The July climate outlook issued by IMD's

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  • Aadhar card row: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m.

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 p.m. following uproar over Aadhar card being made compulsory for availing the benefits of government schemes.

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  • Feel offended when dancers are asked if they'll act: Shakti Mohan

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Popular contemporary dancer Shakti Mohan says she feels "offended" when people ask her if she is considering making her acting debut. While she is open to doing films, she is satisfied being a dancer. "I don't know why people don't ask actors that if they will become a dancer.

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  • CST-Panvel fast line faces roadblock just ahead of bhumi pujan

    The CR's position will embarrass Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who recently declared that bids for the project would be invited soon. Even as the state government was planning a ground-breaking ceremony and the Railway Ministry was preparing to invite bids, the CST-Panvel elevated corridor has run into a road-block. Divisional Railway Manager Amitabh Ojha has written a letter to General Manager G C Agarwal, making it clear that the Rs 14,561-crore project cannot be executed, not at least with its current alignment. The letter, which has been reviewed by Mumbai Mirror, will come as a huge embarrassment to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who only recently declared that his ministry was in the process of inviting bids for the project.

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