• Pakistan optimistic about winning US support against India

    Islamabad, Oct 9 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed optimism about winning US support against India during his meeting with President Barrack Obama on October 22, the media reported on Friday. The English daily The Nation cited the Pakistan foreign ministry as saying that the meeting will give Sharif a chance to rebut India's claims that Islamabad was disturbing regional peace and sponsoring terrorism. At a meeting on Thursday with Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Sharif had expressed confidence that his upcoming visit to the US will improve relationship between the two countries.

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • Shah Rukh Khan’s Special Surprise For Wife Gauri Khan On Her Birthday!

    Shah Rukh Khan is a heart-throb for many. SRK often gets busy with his hectic work schedules, but when it comes to family and friends, this superstar has always proved to be reliable. Today is Gauri Khan’s birthday, the diva and home maker is turning 45 and her husband dearest has cancelled all his plans just to give a surprise celebration.

    Business of Cinema
  • Indian woman's hand chopped off in Saudi, EAM takes up issue with authorities

    New Delhi, Oct. 9 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday condemned the horrific incident, wherein an Indian woman's right hand was chopped off by her house owner in Saudi Arabia, saying that it was very disturbing and that the matter has been taken up with the concerned authorities. "Chopping of hand of Indian lady - We are very much disturbed over the brutal manner in which Indian lady has been treated in Saudi Arabia.

  • Vijay Breaks Silence On The Tax Evasion Controversy!

    Tamil star Vijay has finally opened up about the recent tax evasion controversy that stated that the actor has been evading tax since the past five years. Although the tax officials do not seem to share the same opinion with the actor. Vijay has however stated that he is trying to clear the air with the Income Tax department.

    Business of Cinema
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    The Indian Express
  • AIB’s Salman Khan Starrer The Martian Is The Best Thing You’ll See Today!

    Imagine what it would look like if ‘The Martian’ starred Salman Khan instead of Matt Damon? Well AIB has helped us to make the imagination easier! The hilarious spoof poster shows a mash up of Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ look and Matt Damon’s ‘The Martian’ avatar and certainly it is the best thing we’ve seen today. Not just the photo, what made us laugh out loud was the description of the poster. ‘The Martian’ actually sees how a group of astronauts bring Matt Damon back from Mars.

    Business of Cinema
  • Pepsi wants out of IPL, sends notice to board saying game in ‘disrepute’

    Beverage giant PepsiCo has sent a notice to the Indian cricket board expressing its intention to withdraw from the IPL as title sponsor because of the controversy surrounding the spot-fixing case. Sources said the company has said in its notice that the decision was related to issues that have brought the game into “disrepute”. It is reliably learnt that PepsiCo has informed the IPL’s chief operating officer Sundar Raman about its intention to withdraw from the title sponsorship for which it had paid Rs 396 crore ($71.77 million) for the period 2013-2017. Raman is believed to have informed newly elected BCCI president Shashank Manohar about the development.

    The Indian Express
  • CBI to ask Indrani about will she signed with husband Peter Mukerjea

    A joint will, signed by Indrani and her husband Peter Mukerjea, is the first legal document the CBI plans to confront Indrani with during questioning, agency sources told The Indian Express. Indrani, her ex-husband Sanjay Khanna and former driver Shyam Rai are accused of killing Indrani’s daughter Sheena Bora. A Mumbai court Monday extended Indrani’s judicial custody until October 19.

    The Indian Express
  • Coming from Kolkata’s business hub, trains full of votes for Bihar

    For pandits from Darbhanga settled for decades in Burrabazar, Kolkata, the discussion these days is about the polls. “Nitish Kumar-Lalu Prasad is a formidable combination but the wave this time is for the BJP,” they ruled. “Bihar mein es bar Modiji ka halla (this time, Modiji is making the noise),” he said.

    The Indian Express
  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Losing to South Africa a blessing in disguise: Kohli

    Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Prior to the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I), Indian middle-order batsman Virat Kohli on Thursday said losing the series to South Africa will act as a blessing for India ahead of the T20 World Cup to be held in the country in 2016. In the first two games in the series which were held in Dharamsala and Cuttack, India lost by seven and six wickets respectively to give the Proteas the series win. "We have a lot of games coming up going forward to the World T20.

  • Three Indians feature in Forbes 'Asia's Richest Families' list

    New Delhi, Oct 9 (ANI): The inaugural list of the Forbes' 50 richest families in Asia witnessed as many as 14 Indian families, including that of the Ambanis, who ranked third with a net worth of USD 21.5 billion. The business dynasties include the Premji family ranked at the seventh spot with a net worth of USD 17 billion, and the Mistry family at the 10th place with a net worth of USD 14.9 billion. The other Indian families in the coveted list, include Godrej family at 15th place with a fortune of USD 11.4 billion, Arcelor Mittal, Birlas with a net worth of USD 7.8 billion, Bajaj's, Dabur India's Burmans and others.

  • Thane builder’s suicide note blames harassment by officials, bribe demands

    Suraj Parmar (46), a prominent builder in Thane who ended his life on Wednesday, is said to have alleged in his suicide note that he had been facing “harassment” by various government departments and was tired of repeated demands for bribes. A director with the Cosmos Group, Parmar shot himself with his licenced firearm on Wednesday afternoon inside a sample flat of an under-construction building. The police said Parmar left behind a 13-page suicide note in which he outlined the problems he was facing due to government departments as well as the bribes that he had to pay repeatedly.

    The Indian Express
  • Actress Ashley Benson Sorry For “Cecil The Lion” Costume

    ‘Spring Breakers’ Ashley Benson has issued a groveling apology after posting a photo on Instagram of her wearing a “Cecil The Lion” costume. In her caption on the photo, Benson wrote “Can’t decide on my halloween costume this year! What do you guys think of this cecil the lion costume?”. The 25-year-old actress has now written a lengthy apology to her followers, saying: “Yesterday’s post was in poor taste and I absolutely regret all of the hurt that photo caused.

    Yahoo Movies UK
  • 29 Ways to Earn Some Extra Cash

    At Fiverr, an online community of freelancers, you can advertise your proficiency in skills such as writing and translation, video and animation, and advertising. As Fiverr's name indicates, your services sell starting at $5 a pop, and you have the option of adding ancillary services to make more money. Set your own fees with TaskRabbit, which will keep 15% to 30% of the transaction.

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  • Lalu uses surname only for polls, say Yadav villagers

    Maharaj Mandal, 50, of Chuna Patti village of Katoria made it clear that he is a “Yadav-wala” Mandal. Maharaj, Vijay Yadav and 18 other people were in Banka last weekend, listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he addressed a rally. Maharaj did not know who Mohan Bhagwat is, let alone his reservation comments.

    The Indian Express
  • Oil down, snaps 3-day rally after big U.S. crude build

    Oil fell in volatile trading on Wednesday, snapping a three-day rally, after U.S. government data showing a large crude inventory build surprised traders the day after an industry group had reported a draw. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said domestic crude inventories rose 3.1 million barrels last week, more than the 2.2 million-barrel build forecast by analysts in a Reuters survey. Just on Tuesday, preliminary inventory data by the American Petroleum Institute had suggested a drawdown of 1.2 million barrels.

  • hike messenger adds feature to operate without internet

    New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Instant messaging platform hike messenger on Thursday launched a new feature named hike Direct which will allow the app to function without an Internet connection and also said that it has reached a user base of over 70 million. The feature can work without Wi-Fi or mobile data and allow users to send photos, stickers, files and messages to anyone who is also on the hike network," said Kavin Bharti Mittal, founder and chief executive of hike messenger. "Currently we are processing 20 billion messages monthly and people are spending at least 140 minutes on the app on a weekly basis." Recently, the messaging platform released a feature that would allow users free group calling on the app, connecting up to 100 people at the same time.

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • Agnes of God premiere cancelled in Hyderabad

    A day before the controversial play, Agnes of God, was set to open in Hyderabad, the premiere was cancelled Thursday following protests from the Christian community. The play’s director, Vinay Varma, however, said he was not aware of the cancellation. The protest against the play was led by the Catholic Association of Hyderabad and the archdiocese.

    The Indian Express
  • Coffee Day eyes $1 billion valuation with biggest Indian IPO in 3 yrs

    Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd, which runs the nation's biggest coffee chain, said it is eyeing a valuation of as much as 67.5 billion rupees ($1.04 billion) based on the issue price of its initial public offering next week that will be the biggest in the local market in nearly three years. Coffee Day, which is selling new shares in the IPO, will dilute as much as 17.55 percent on a post-issue basis to raise up to 11.5 billion rupees, according to a presentation made at a company news conference on Wednesday. The company will sell 3.4 billion rupees worth of shares to cornerstone investors ahead of the IPO, managers to the IPO said.

  • On Navratri eve, beauty expert Shahnaz Husain shares fashion tips

    New Delhi, Oct. 9 (ANI): Navaratri, the festival dedicated to the worship of the Goddess Durga, will be observed between October 13 and 22, and in anticipation of this much awaited annual event, world-renowned beauty expert Shahnaz Husain has shared some key fashion and lifestyle tips. Husain said that festivals like Navratri are associated with bright lights, and therefore, an individual's night make-up should be focused on bright colours to avoid the pale look. "For Navratri make-up, you should try gold, silver or bronze shadow to line the eyes over your eyeliner on the upper lid.