• India hangs Yakub Memon for 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts

    MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India hanged Yakub Memon on Thursday for his role in the country's deadliest bombings, which killed at least 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, after the Supreme Court rejected a desperate overnight plea to delay his execution. Memon was sent to the gallows in a jail complex in Nagpur at around 7 a.m. (0130 GMT), an official in the city's police control room said. Memon, hanged on his 53rd birthday, was convicted as the "driving spirit" behind the serial blasts in India's financial capital, then still known as Bombay.

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  • Bollywood Meets Television: Beautiful Wedding Story Of Nikitin Dheer And TV Actress Kratika Sengar

    Well, to cut to the chase, the definition of a big fat Indian wedding got justified when Nikitin Dheer, son of veteran actor, Pankaj Dheer, tied the knot with his ladylove who is also a TV actress, Kratika Sengar, on September 3, 2014. It all started when Kratika Sengar, populary known for her famous daily soaps Jhansi Ki Rani and Punar Vivah, was shooting for the movie My Father GodFather. The movie is Nikitin’s father Pankaj Dheer’s directorial debut.

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  • Mango temple: Where locals say 'Hindustan' ends and 'Pakistan' begins - News18.com

    Every person, from the taxi driver to the police constable on the road and even the worker in TISCO along

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  • I just tested 2015’s best affordable smartphone – and it’s not made by Samsung or Apple

    It’s very rare for me as a reviewer to get excited about an affordable Android smartphone. This is because normally the only thing smart about an affordable smartphone is its name. Most of smartphones that cost less than £200 have such woefully poor internal components even basic tasks like web browsing are a slow and painful process.

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  • Railways Modifies Identity Proof Rules for Tatkal Travellers

    MUMBAI: Indian Railways has modified rules on identity proof of passengers travelling on tickets issued under its Tatkal Scheme, it was officially announced here. As per modified rules, there won't be any need to mention or furnish photocopy of proof of identity, while booking a Tatkal ticket or indicate the same while booking t6ickets through the Internet, according to a statement issued by the Western Railway. Only one passenger needs to produce any one of the following proofs of identity in the original during the journey, in case a group of passengers are travelling on Tatkal tickets, according to the statement. As per the statement, documents to be furnished as identification  proofs include Voter's Photo Identity Card, Passport, PAN Card, Driving Licence, Aadhar Card, Photo Identity Card with photographs with a serial number issued by central or state governments, student identity card with  photograph issued by a recognised school or college, passbook of nationalised banks with a photograph, as well as credit cards issued by banks with laminated photograph.

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  • When APJ Abdul Kalam got more cheers than M S Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir - The Economic Times

    CHENNAI: When a Class 5 student asked A P J Abdul Kalam about his hairstyle, the former President responded: "Does it not suit me?" And then, he grinned. Such was the approach of Kalam that he became an instant hit with students. A darling with the young ones, Kalam always walked into educational institutions to deafening applause and cheers. Correspondent of Sree Niketan Group of Schools, Vishnucharan recalls a recent programme at the school where several famous personalities like M S Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir and Sivamani were present.

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  • When a leopard and dog were locked in a room for 12 hours - News18.com

    In a curious incident on Tuesday, a leopard attempted to hunt down a dog and both entered a home in

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  • Parineeti, Sonakshi, Arjun, John THEN and NOW!

    Prepare to be amazed. | Parineeti, Sonakshi, Arjun, John THEN and NOW!

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  • Support pours in for Memon

    On the eve of Yakub Memon’s scheduled execution, several residents of the city held a candlelight vigil for several hours at Jantar Mantar hoping that he would be granted mercy. The gathering included social activists, students, teachers, other professionals and curious passers-by, who read out copies of his new mercy petition, chanted slogans and discussed why Memon must not be executed. Several activists said that Memon’s new mercy petition, based on the revelations by former RAW official B. Raman who argued that Memon deserved leniency for his co-operation with the Indian agency by returning to the country with his family, was submitted to the prison authorities but had not reached the President yet.

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  • Motorola launches the new Moto G (3rd gen) with 5-inch display, 13MP camera at Rs 11,999 in India

    It comes in two variants - 8GB storage with 1GB RAM at Rs 11,999 and 16GB storage with 2GB RAM at Rs 12,999. The phone will go on sale from midnight on Flipkart.

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  • Jet Airways Takes on SpiceJet, Offers Discounted Tickets - NDTV

    Jet Airways has launched a promotional scheme on flights within India, offering tickets as low as Rs 1,257 (all-inclusive).

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  • PHOTOS: Neymar makes the most of his holidays

    When Barcelona lost to Chelsea in pre season friendly, Neymar was busy holidaying in Ibiza, Spain. The Brazilian will report back to Barcelona training on Thursday. Neymar was given an extended break off by the Catalan giants after participating in the Copa America for his country.

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  • Former ISIS fighter explains why he joined the terror army — and why he left after just 3 days

    A former Islamic State militant recently spoke with NBC news about his experience fighting with the group in Syria — and why he surrendered after just three days on the frontlines. The man, a 24-year-old single father and college dropout who traveled from New York back to his native Turkey, told NBC what has become a familiar story. This is a common profile among those recruited by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, who are often young men (and women) seeking purpose and identity.

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  • 5 Gorgeous Bridal Makeup Styles From Beautiful On-Screen Bollywood Brides

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked breathtakingly beautiful as a bride in the movie Jodhaa Akbar, where she played the royal Rajput queen (from Rajasthan) married to the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. Rani Mukherji in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna wore a heavily embroidered red lehenga with complementing jewellery and a very minimal makeup.

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  • In pics: Kapil Sharma is back after brief bout with illness

    After being bed-ridden for a few days, Kapil Sharma is back at doing what he does best -- comedy. However, the fans of Comedy Nights with Kapil have to wait a little more as the star is on tour at present.

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  • Karan Tacker Tries To Woo Sunidhi Chauhan

    The heartthrob of Indian television, Karan Tacker has a huge fan following but rumour has it that the actor who is currently anchoring The Voice: India produced by Endemol Shine India, has become quite the fan boy himself. The talented songstress has enraptured Karan and the suave actor in turn leaves no stone unturned to impress the lovely lady. Quite the lady’s man himself Karan is absolutely floored by Sunidhi’s charisma and leaves no chance to flirt with her and woo her.

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  • I've been infatuated by almost every actor I have worked with: Shriya Saran - The Economic Times

    Shriya Saran loves to learn, travel and explore. Over an hour-long conversation at her home over a cup of coffee and yummy chickpeas kebabs made by her mother, she talks to us about what most impressed her about Ajay Devgn, how Tabu caught her lies and what she looks for in a husband. We are Kayasthas from UP (her full name is Shriya Saran Bhatnagar). My dad Pushpinder Saran is a civil engineer who worked for BHEL, till he retired a few years ago.

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  • This tragic story shows why it's been so difficult to find MH370 in the Indian Ocean

    More than a year after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China, there is renewed hope that the missing flight may have been found. On Wednesday, aviation experts debated whether debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean could be from MH370. On the evening of November 27, 1987, the crew of South African Airways Flight 295 radioed air-traffic control to alert them about smoke on the flight deck.

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  • Good rains, low prices may lift gold sales in India - The Economic Times

    NEW DELHI: A pickup in monsoon rains, along with a fall in gold prices, is expected to drive purchase of the yellow metal in India, the world's biggest consumer. Demand for gold jewellery, coins and bars is expected to increase to 900-1,000 tonne in 2015 from last year's 842.7 tonne, said Somasundaram PR, managing director, World Gold Council's India operations. "Earlier, there was a concern of a drop in purchase in the first quarter due to a weak monsoon.

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  • Odisha Zoo Nandankanan Showcases Melanistic Tiger Cubs

    BHUBANESWAR: Amidst a mild drizzle on Tuesday morning, a small crowd gathered in front of the enclosure on 30 (A) of Nandankanan Zoo curious to find out what the animal park officials were up to. It took a while before someone pointed out to the visitors that they were watching the first melanistic tigers in a zoo. The two melanistic cubs - Subhranshu and Krishna - are part of a litter of four given birth by white tigress Sneha which mated with Manish, a normal coloured Royal Bengal Tiger (RBT). Director of Nandankanan Zoo Dr Sudarshan Panda said, “Melanistic tigers were first reported in Similipal Tiger Reserve after camera traps captured their pictures.

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