• Aamir Khan resumes Dangal shooting, villagers say no compromise on hospitality

    Aamir Khan, who had taken a break after an injury, has been shooting in the state since the last two months. Unfazed by the controversy, villagers said that Aamir’s remarks will have least repercussions during his stay in rural Punjab. Because that is what Punjab is all about," said a villager from Gujjarwal.

    The Indian Express
  • Salman's Sister Shweta Talks About How Her Husband Pulkit Deserted Her

    Salman's rakhi sister Shweta Rohira and her husband Pulkit Samrat decided to end their 5-year old marriage, and it was only natural that we speak to Shweta, who was at the receiving end in this relationship. I label Pulkit as a coward because he is still fighting shy to come out and simply say that the rumours of his extra-marital affair with Yami Gautam are untrue.Neither is Yami Gautam ready to face the world.Both 'errants' refused to respond to our texts and calls. ...

  • Sheena Bora murder case: Emails show Mekhail wrote to Indrani for money

    Emails, purportedly exchanged between Mekhail Bora and Indrani Mukerjea, reveal Mekhail wrote to Indrani regarding financial assistance. The CBI did not list Mekhail as a witness in the murder case of his sister Sheena, though they said he continued to stay in touch with Indrani after claiming there were two attempts to murder him, police said. Four weeks ago, the CBI made inquiries with Mekhail in their office at Nariman Point.

    The Indian Express
  • Land price in Hyderabad breaks all records

    Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Breaking all records, an acre of land in Hyderabad has fetched Rs.29.28 crore to the Telangana government in an e-auction conducted on Wednesday.

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  • Women are #HappyToBleed, then what’s the problem?

    On November 20, Nikita Azad wrote an open letter to Prayar Gopalakrishnan, the Devaswom chief of the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Azad, with a few of her friends, started a week-long online campaign on Facebook titled "Happy To Bleed", which has garnered massive support from women across the country. It acknowledges menstruation as a natural activity which doesn't need curtains to hide behind," reads the description of the campaign inviting people to hold placards/sanitary napkins/charts saying Happy To Bleed, take their pictures, upload it to their profiles or post on the page.

    The Indian Express
  • Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra launch Viaan Mobiles

    Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra on Wednesday launched Viaan Mobiles, named for their three-year-old son. Five variants of the mobile phones, which come with a special personalised service, are priced between Rs.849 to Rs.12,999. The phones were launched at a ceremony held here with celebrity guests Malaika Arora Khan, Farah Khan, Manish Paul and Jeetendra in attendance.

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  • Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun slams ton in U-16 trials

    Mumbai Cricket witnessed an all too familiar entry into the score-book on Tuesday as a Tendulkar reached three-figures. Only this time it was an A. Tendulkar who recorded the ton with Arjun, son of the retired legend Sachin, slamming 106 off 156 balls in a low-scoring Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) U-16 Payyade Trophy encounter. As it turned out the match is being played at the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana.

    The Indian Express
  • Nuclear club eyes Indian inclusion, but risks Pakistan's ire

    By Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Diplomats have quietly launched a new push to induct India into a club of nuclear trading nations, but rather than increasing stability in South Asia, the move could escalate strains with rival Pakistan. The chairman of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) visited New Delhi recently to meet Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj as part of a diplomatic "outreach" that seeks to build a consensus to admit India at its annual meeting next June. Membership of the 48-nation club would bring India into the nuclear fold 41 years after it tested its first nuclear bomb, and give the nation of 1.25 billion a vested interest in curbing the world's most dangerous regional arms race.

  • British lady aviator lands in Delhi, as part of recreating historical flight to Australia

    It's not everyday that you have a woman aviator flying an open-cockpit vintage biplane from the UK to Australia. British female aviator, Tracey Curtis-Taylor landed at the Hindan Air Force Base near Delhi in her 1942 Boeing Stearman. This is part of Curtis-Taylor's endeavour to celebrate the pioneering days of early aviation in the 1920s and 1930s, and especially the achievements of revolutionary British aviator Amy Johnson.

    The Indian Express
  • Katra crash: The pilot who wasn’t

    All my dear ones called me and were panic stricken,” Sumita Vijayan told M AIL T ODAY over an email. With pictures showing her as the dead pilot, Sumita vented her angst on Facebook on Tuesday saying, “ Dear all, please do not be overwhelmed with the rubbish by media!! I m very much alive and breathing!! ( sic)”. “ My father was an employee with Indian Airlines engineering wing and that is all,” she said.

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  • Fake encounter: Sohrabuddin’s brother takes back plea against BJP president Amit Shah

    Rubabuddin Sheikh on Monday voluntarily withdrew his application that challenged the discharge of BJP president Amit Shah in the case over the alleged fake encounter of his brother Sohrabuddin Sheikh.When the Bombay High Court asked if he was sure about the decision, Rubabuddin answered in the affirmative. On October 20, Justice Anuja Prabhudessai had granted a month’s time to Rubabuddin to think over his decision. It was Rubabuddin who first wrote to Chief Justice of India on January 14, 2007, alleging that Sohrabuddin was killed in a fake encounter by a team of Gujarat ATS in 2005.

    The Indian Express
  • Jammu chopper crash: Pilot was among first women pilots in IAF

    Captain Sumita Vijayan, who was killed in the helicopter crash at Katra in Jammu on Monday, was one of the first women pilots in the Indian Air Force. A native of Attingal in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district, 44-year-old Vijayan had retired from IAF as squadron leader in 2005 after 12 years of service. Sources from her family said Vijayan joined Himalayan Heli Services, which operated chopper services to the Vaishno Devi temple, as chief pilot a few years ago.

    The Indian Express
  • Child’s death in Hyderabad school: No checks and balances for lifts in schools

    In the absence of well-defined rules and regulations regarding use of lifts in schools, many multi-storeyed schools in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have installed lifts and allow students to use them disregarding their safety. Last week’s death of a four-year old girl in a school lift in Hyderabad has raised questions on the maintenance of  lifts in schools and the accountability of schools and municipal authorities, especially in primary schools. States like Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana have a Lift Act in which the rules are well-defined but there is no specific Act in Telangana or AP.

    The Indian Express
  • Mallya hints at retiring soon to enjoy life

    There is nothing wrong in that," Mallya told reporters on the margins of the 16th annual general meeting (AGM) of United Spirits Ltd (USL) here. On the appointment of Diageo's Asia Pacific and Africa head Nicholas Bodo Blazaquz as USL vice chairman, Mallya said Nicholas brought huge amount of value, being responsible for the region. Mallya's observations came in light of British liquor major Diageo, which bought majority stake (54.7 percent) in USL in 2012 and took control, asking him in April to step down from the board as chairman and director, as it had lost confidence in him.

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  • Gold drops on dollar rebound after strong U.S. data

    NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Gold prices dropped on Wednesday, hovering just above the lowest level in nearly six years on pressure from a rebounding dollar after strong U.S. economic data heightened expectations of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve next month. Manufacturing output rose well above economists' expectations in October and a gauge of U.S. business investment plans surged. "The orders number is surprisingly positive and that's what's weighing on the market," said Rob Haworth, senior investment strategist for U.S. Bank Wealth management in Seattle.

  • Gadkari wants to build 100 km national highway per day

    Bengaluru, Nov 25 (IANS) Buoyed at construction of 18 km of national highways per day from 2km a year ago, union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said he wants a whopping 100 km to be built daily, as surface connectivity is the lifeline of the country's economy. "Though we are on target to build 30 km of highway per day by March, my unofficial target is to construct 100 km a day, as we need to expand the national highways coverage to 150,000 km from 90,000 km across the country," Gadkari said on Wednesday at the five-day international construction equipment industry expo here. Exhorting the construction industry to scale up and skill up to meet the government's ambitious target of developing roads and highways for speedy transport, he told about 500 delegates that funds for building them were not a constraint.

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  • HOW DO THEY MAKE IT (Season 7): Cigarettes

    DISCLAIMER: Smoking is injurious to health. However, if you are still curious on how they manufacture cigarettes, watch the video here. Airline meals: When it comes to meals served on your flight, you are sure to get it fresh and arranged all neatly without any confusion. But do you know how do they prepare the massive amount of meals, and how do they get it fresh and in time to each aircraft? Here is a video on how they make airline meals. ATM machines: The Automated Teller Machine (ATM) is an electronic telecommunications device that enables consumers to conveniently withdraw money, and perform various other banking tasks at the click of a button. Do you ever wonder how these banking machines

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  • Conflict of other businesses challenge before media: Arun Jaitley at #RNGAwards

    Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley, who was the chief guest at the function on Monday, gave away awards to 57 journalists who went the extra mile for their stories. Recalling Goenka's contribution to the struggle against the Emergency imposed from 1975-77, Jaitley said, "If there was one instrumentality that kept fighting the Emergency from outside the prison system, it was The Indian Express." Jaitley went on to add that the Excellence in Journalism Awards was a "fit tribute because no one could represent the values of fearlessness that Ramnath Goenka did".

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  • Mumbai airport named as 'CAPA Asia Pacific Airport' of the Year

    New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI-NewsVoir): Mumbai Airport was named CAPA Asia Pacific Airport of the Year. This award is given to the airport that has been the biggest standout strategically, established itself as a leader and done the most to advance the progress of the aviation industry. Mumbai Airport CEO Rajeev Jain accepted the award from CAPA Executive Director Peter Harbison.

  • Rare, 25-carat pink diamond found among Imelda Marcos collection - Christie's

    By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - A rare 25-carat, barrel-shaped pink diamond has been found among the jewellery collection of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, Christie's said on Tuesday after the government asked the auction house to appraise her collection of rare stones. The Philippine government could decide to auction the collection after Christie's and rival Sotheby's appraise three sets of jewellery confiscated almost three decades ago after the fall of Imelda's husband, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. "We had an extremely exciting find," said David Warren, director of jewellery at London-based Christie's. "We found an old briolette-cut diamond, which is 25 carats.