• Box Office Clash: Aamir Khan’s Dangal Vs Baahubali 2?

    According to the reports, the second installment of Baahubali: The Beginning could be scheduled to release next year in Christmas when even Aamir Khan’s Dangal is scheduled for its release. If this happens to be, Aamir Khan might surely be upset, as we all know releasing of two big films on the same date, is a big gamble for the makers of the film. On the other hand, Aamir Khan who is currently going through ‘intolerance debacle’ is shooting for Dangal.

    Business of Cinema
  • Ravichandran Ashwin Grabs Career-Best Second Spot in ICC Test Rankings

    Ravichnadran Ashwin celebrates after dismissing "superman" AB de Villiers. © AFP Dubai: India's off-spinner Ashwin jumped three places to his career-best second spot among the Test bowlers after he took 12 wickets in India's 124-run win over South Africa in Nagpur, while his teammates Amit Mishra and Ravindra Jadeja also gained places in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings released on Monday.(Ashwin Spins his Way to the Top of World Cricket) Ashwin's ascent means that England pacer James Anderson and Pakistan leggie Yasir Shah drop to joint third on 846 points, while England's Stuart Broad falls to fifth. Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra jumped two spots to be 31st, while left-armer

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  • Gold down on dollar, eyes biggest monthly fall in 2-1/2 years

    Gold edged lower on Monday, heading towards its lowest level in nearly six years as the dollar hit a multi-month high and on track for its steepest monthly slide in 2-1/2 years on prospects of a U.S. interest rate hike this year. Spot gold slipped 0.1 percent to $1,056.01 an ounce by 1053 GMT, not far off from of Friday's $1,052.46, the lowest since February 2010. The U.S. Federal Reserve holds its next policy meeting on Dec. 15-16.

  • Behind closed doors: Sonia Gandhi spoke the most, GST bill might soon be approved - Firstpost

    It was Congress President Sonia Gandhi who did most of the talking during the 45-minute meeting with Narendra Modi on Friday evening. It was to her that the prime minister and his two senior ministers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, responded and did all the explaining on the sticky points of the Goods and Services Tax Bill. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who accompanied Sonia to the prime minister’s official residence at 7 Race Course Road, mostly sat quietly through the meeting. The impression which the three top ruling leaders got from Singh’s limited response was that he didn’t think that the Congress’s objections had much merit and were viable.

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  • No written exam for police recruitment, announces CM Akhilesh Yadav

    Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday announced that there will be no written examinations for recruitments in police and the selection will done on the basis of marks obtained by the applicants in high school and intermediate examinations. “There will be no written examination for police recruitment. Addressing a function here to flag off 500 ambulances under Samajwadi Ambulanace Seva Scheme at his residence here, Akhilesh launched a veiled attack on BJP saying those who were ahead in publicity have been exposed and people would “give second chance only to those who work”.

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  • Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Tamasha’ earns Rs. 24.04 cr in two days

    After Salman Khan's staggering collections with 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', all attention is now focused on Imtiaz Ali's directorial, 'Tamasha', starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

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  • Marriage: Not a matter of 'saath pheras' anymore

    By Mehak Sabharwal New Delhi, Nov. 30(ANI): Marriage is not a cake walk and when the elderly people say this they mean it, literally. When wedding photographer Tarun Chawla was asked about the trending post wedding photo shoots, he told ANI, "I am personally not a big fan of pre wedding or post wedding shoot, but yes, they are now main stream." He added, "Earlier being offered by selected few photographers, now they are being done by even entry level studios.

  • Obama and daughters purchase prose and ice pops on Small Business Saturday

    By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took his teenage daughters Malia and Sasha shopping on Saturday for books and a sweet treat to promote Small Business Saturday, an annual event designed to boost holiday shopping at mom-and-pop shops. In the tiny Upshur Street Books in northwest Washington, the casually dressed Obama and his daughters browsed for books with the help of the store manager, Anna Thorn. The Obamas bought nine books that spanned age brackets, including three young-adult novels by Cynthia Voigt, “Purity: A Novel” by Jonathan Franzen, “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel” by Salman Rushdie, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8” by Jeff Kinney, and “Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life” by Rachel Renée Russell.

  • Madrasa row: Was abused by ustad, says Kerala filmmaker Ali Akbar

    Challenging the claim of Sunni Muslim leader Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliyar that Kerala madrasas were free from sexual abuse, a Malayalam film director said he was sexually exploited by an ustad (teacher) during his time in madrasa. Film director Ali Akbar said that when he studied in Class IV at a madrasa in Wayanad district, the then ustad had sexually abused him.

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  • Nitish-Lalu ego clash to bring mid-term poll in Bihar: LJP supremo Ram Vilas Paswan - News18.com

    LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said the Grand Alliance (GA) will not complete its full term and force

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  • Table for one: Are single diners given a warm welcome?

    Gobbling down a greasy Chinese takeaway in the parking lot of a mall, occupying an obscure corner seat in a nameless Udupi restaurant or ordering a sandwich in the anonymity of her hotel room has never been her thing.

    The Indian Express
  • Amid ‘strict VHP vigil’, cow sales at Pushkar down 94 per cent

    The famous cattle fair at Pushkar held earlier this month saw a drop in cow sales by 94 per cent over the past two years. The number of cows brought to the fair, an important event on the cattle trade calendar for its immense tourism value, saw a fall by 89 per cent during the same period, official data shows. In 2012-13, 4,270 govansh (the official umbrella term for cows, bulls and calves) were brought to the fair, while 2,178 were sold.

    The Indian Express
  • Peter Mukerjea’s polygraph test: Questions mostly personal, few on money

    The CBI may have told a Mumbai court it suspected financial deals behind Sheena Bora’s murder, but when it subjected Peter Mukerjea — former media baron, her stepfather and an accused in the case — to a lie-detector test in New Delhi Saturday, he was asked few questions on money matters, sources claimed. “Only a few questions were on the INX News Pvt Ltd sale deal and if Peter or his wife Indrani opened any overseas account/s in Sheena’s name and parked their ‘ill-gotten’ gains in her account/s. Most questions tried to glean information on Peter’s possible role in the conspiracy,” a senior CBI officer said. “Did you and Indrani hatch the plot to kill Sheena?”, “Were you told about the murder after it was committed?”, “Did you lie to Rahul that Sheena was alive?” were among the questions posed to Peter at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in New Delhi.

    The Indian Express
  • There was no way we could default on our loan even if our crop failed: Farmer’s widow

    Last month, Magshira Majhi of Tukurla, Bargarh, went out to his paddy field and drank pesticide. Majhi, 49, father of five sons and a daughter, was one of 100-odd farmers in Odisha who have committed suicide this year over crop failure triggered by drought. Crops over 8.82 lakh hectares in 25 of 30 districts have been affected by poor rains.

    The Indian Express
  • Railways to sign two JV deals for loco production

    Electric Locomotive Factory at Madhepura and Diesel Locomotive Factory at Marhowra - are worth Rs.40,000 crore. Earlier this month, Indian Railways was awarded letters of acceptance for setting up these two modern locomotive factories. While the contract for the Marhowra factory has been awarded to US' GE Global Sourcing India, the contract for Madhepura has been awarded to France's Alstom Manufacturing India.

  • In India, people clap when others applaud you outside: K S Radhakrishnan

    It was the medium K S Radhakrishnan had discovered for himself after he journeyed from a village in Kottayam to Santiniketan. In this interview, the 60-year-old artist talks about his ongoing exhibition “Mapping with Figures: The Evolving Art of KS Radhakrishnan” at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Bangalore, how Santiniketan influenced his work, the legacy of Ramkinkar Baij and Musui and Maiya, his eternal inspirations. You seldom depicted the human body as a whole when you were a student at Santiniketan in the ’70s.

    The Indian Express
  • 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 ...

  • SpiceJet to choose between Airbus and Boeing for plane order

    SpiceJet is in talks with Boeing and Airbus to buy more than 150 planes, the airline’s chairman said on Sunday, predicting he would decide which manufacturer to place the order with by the end of March 2016. Such an investment would cap a remarkable turnaround for India's second-biggest budget airline by market share, which came close to collapse late last year after running out of cash. Co-founder Ajay Singh subsequently bought back into the airline, acquiring a controlling stake.

  • The Brothers Bihari - book charts journeys of Nitish, Lalu - News18.com

    Few political allies are as unlike each other as RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad and JD(U)

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  • Delhiites down as smog chokes lungs

    One of the US Embassy’s pollutionmonitoring stations in New Delhi on Sunday recorded a reading of 665 on its customdeveloped Air Quality Index ( AQI). Out of the five, three areas in the national Capital have recorded the air pollution level as ‘ hazardous’. On Sunday, the AQI at Anand Vihar, RK Puram and Punjabi Bagh was recorded at 665, 395 and 427 respectively.

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