• Indian woman who sued Uber over rape accusation ends lawsuit

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A woman who sued Uber after accusing one of its drivers of raping her in India has voluntarily ended her lawsuit against the company, according to a court filing on Tuesday. The passenger, who reported being raped and beaten after hailing a ride with the Uber driver in Delhi last year, sued the online car service in a U.S. federal court in January, claiming the company failed to maintain basic safety procedures. Uber's Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick at the time called the incident "horrific" and pledged to help "bring this perpetrator to justice." However, Uber also argued in court filings that the woman sued the wrong corporate entity as the driver had a contract with Uber B.V., a Netherlands-based entity with no U.S. operations.

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  • Rani Mukerji Pregnant, Expecting Her Baby Next Year?

    The amazing actress of the tinsel town Rani Mukerji, is away from the limelight since quite sometime after her last presence in the film ‘Mardaani’. The highly talented actress who is married to Yash Raj Films honcho, Aditya Chopra is speculated to be pregnant with their first baby. According to reports, it is confirmed that Rani is expecting, and will welcome the child in January next year i.e.

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  • Neha Dhupia travels in New York subway

    Bollywood fans spotted Neha Dhupia in a subway in New York recently. The actress was running late for a stand-up comic act in Manhattan and had no choice, but to take a train to reach on time.

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  • These are scenes that you don't want to see: Gavaskar on Ishant-Dhammika spat - Firstpost

    Former captain Sunil Gavaskar today loathed the way Indian and Sri Lankan cricketers got involved in ugly on-field altercations, saying such incidents are poor advertisement for the sport. Indian paceman Ishant Sharma exchanged a few words with Dhammika Prasad and Dinesh Chandimal today, and yesterday, the gangling bowler argued with Rangana Herath and Kusal Perera. You don't want the parents to tell their kids that you should not play this sport," Gavaskar told NDTV.

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  • Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna travelled to Raigad with Sheena’s body seated between them: Cops

    Investigators probing the alleged murder of Sheena Bora have said suspects Indrani Mukerjea and Sanjeev Khanna allegedly placed her body between them on the rear seat of the rented vehicle as they drove from Mumbai to Raigad to dump it there. According to the police, it also emerged from the interrogation that Indrani would rest the dead body’s head on her shoulder every time the car neared a traffic situation. Explaining the sequence in which the body was disposed of, the Mumbai Police for the first time told the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court that after Sheena was murdered on April 24, 2012, the corpse was first kept in a suitcase and driven to the garage of Indrani’s husband and former Star TV CEO Peter Mukerjea’s Worli home.

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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • This car is cheaper than Nano and gives a mileage of 50 km/litre - News18.com

    An engineering student from Ajmer has designed a car which is cheaper than the cheapest car-Nano.

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  • Photo: Zaheer Khan and Mohammad Kaif catch up at former’s gym

    Mohammad Kaif says it was exciting to meet Zaheer Khan after a long time.

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  • 1965 war: How India almost lost to Pakistan

    Pakistan has long celebrated September 6 as Defence of Pakistan (Youm-e Difa) Day. This was the day when, it says, it defended itself against the Indian Army that had been launched on three axes towards Lahore. For this myth to take life, they gloss over Operation Gibraltar, the attack on Kashmir by thousands of irregulars on August 5, and Operation Grand Slam of September 1 where Pakistan's six armoured divisions came close to cutting the highway connecting Jammu to Poonch. A celebration implies an achievement, but if the truth be told, the Indian performance during the 1965 war was just a shade better than that of Pakistan.

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  • Father Writes Beautiful Tribute To Daughter With Down’s Syndrome On Her Wedding Day

    The moving letter was written by Paul Daugherty, a sports columnist for the Cincinnati Enquirer and the author of An Uncomplicated Life – a memoir about raising his daughter Jillian. In the letter, published on The Mighty, Paul writes of 25-year-old Jillian’s achievements as a woman with Down’s syndrome and how he feels “bliss” at how happy he knows his daughter is.

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  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to show her ‘Jazbaa’ at Zee’s Ganesh celebrations in America

    MUMBAI: Zee TV, along with 1947 media is bringing the biggest Ganesh celebration in America, spanning for 5 days, with over 150,000 people in attendance from all over North America. The celebration this year will begin on 17 September, which is the day of Ganesh Chaturthi (Sthapana), and will take place until September 21st, which will be the visarjan. This is North America’s very first and biggest Sarvajanik (Community) Ganesh Utsav. The idea is for people to experience the same celebrations, as they would in India.

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  • Tim Cook just made a funny joke about marriage in front of 20,000 Cisco employees

    Cisco's annual sales conference in Las Vegas hosted an unusual guest: Tim Cook. The sales...

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  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer expecting twin girls in December

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said she was pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December, but promised she would take limited time away as she works toward turning around the company's struggling online ad business. Yahoo is also preparing to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and is considering the future of its holding in Yahoo Japan Corp. Yahoo shares fell 1.5 percent at $31.77 in morning trading amid a selloff in the broader market. "Since this is a unique time in Yahoo's transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago, taking limited time away and working throughout," Mayer wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

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  • LFW 2015, day 5: Shilpa Shetty scorches the ramp in Divya Reddy's collection

    The intricacy expressed love with its colours, textures, embroidery and played its role of royal romanticism.

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  • In '65 War, His Plane Crashed in Pak. Then, a Great Escape.

    His story is one of the greatest wartime escapes by any Indian in any war fought by India.

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  • PHOTO: Sachin Tendulkar hosts AR Rahman at his house

    Sachin Tendulkar and AR Rahman have been close friends for the last few years.

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  • Barack Obama might head back to Columbia University after his term—possibly as a professor

    With a little more than a year left in office, Barack Obama may be closing in on his post-presidency plans. An announcement yesterday (Aug. 31) by Columbia University president Lee C. Bollinger sent rumors about those plans flying. With previous rumors already suggesting that Obama was considering a move to New York City to teach at Columbia Law School, Bollinger said he’s looking forward to welcoming Obama back to campus in 2017. According to the university newspaper, the Columbia Spectator, Bollinger did not say anything specific other than to suggest that the president (and perhaps the first lady) would have some sort of official presence at Columbia in the 2017 academic year.

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  • How to tell if someone is lying

    One thing the Ashley Madison hack has underscored: there's an awful lot of people who lie and...

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  • First person: The story behind how Sanjay Gandhi slapped Indira six times at a dinner party

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lewis M Simons was the Washington Post correspondent in Delhi when the Emergency was imposed. Simons recounts how he got the story and the reaction of Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi when he met them long after the Emergency had been lifted. You did a story in the Washington Post quoting an unnamed source who claimed that Sanjay Gandhi had slapped his mother, Indira Gandhi, six times at a dinner party.

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  • Dubai gold retailer defaults on $136 million, banks consider options

    By Stanley Carvalho and Tom Arnold ABU DHABI/DUBAI (Reuters) - A Dubai-based gold and jewellery retailer has defaulted on loans worth about 500 million dirhams ($136.2 million), with banks considering options including legal action to retrieve the money, four banking and trade sources told Reuters. The non-payment by Atlas Jewellery, which has more than 50 branches across the Gulf and in India, affects at least 15 banks, the sources said on condition of anonymity because the information isn't public. It was not clear why Atlas Jewellery had failed to honour its debts.

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  • Drunk in speeding BMW, 3 Delhi youths heading home from die in Expressway crash, two others critical - The Times of India

    Three Delhi youths travelling in a speeding BMW were killed while another two were critically injured when their car rammed into another vehicle from behind on Yamuna Expressway in the wee hours of Sunday.

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