• No excuses please, say India after clinching series

    Captain Virat Kohli said there were no demons in the pitch after his India team beat South Africa inside three days for the second time in the series to take a winning 2-0 lead in the four-match contest on Friday. In a repeat of the opening game in Mohali, India wrapped up victory in the third test at Nagpur's VCA Stadium with more than two days to spare after their spinners claimed all 20 South African wickets. India opener Murali Vijay's first-innings 40 was the highest individual score in the match but Kohli believed there was nothing wrong with a track that saw 40 wickets tumble in three days.

  • Best dressed this week: Sonam Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut

    When a designer ties the knot, you can be sure Bollywood’s going to bring its sartorial A-game to the celebrations. Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Athiya Shetty and Mira Rajput all stood out at Masaba Gupta’s wedding reception in shades of ivory and cream. It was hard to pick a winner from the perfectly turned-out guests. Overseas, the stars had an even busier week. While Jourdan Dunn hit the style mark at this year’s British Fashion Awards wearing Mugler, Selena Gomez showed off her all-grown-up avatar at the American Music Awards in a sequinned Givenchy number, and Nicole Kidman went edgy at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in a black and white Alexander McQueen gown. But the real

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  • Supreme Court says regret remark, close defamation case; Rahul Gandhi says no

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday turned down the Supreme Court’s suggestion to express regret over his remarks on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s alleged involvement in Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination so as to give a “decent burial” to a defamation case pending against him. Representing Rahul, senior advocate Kapil Sibal told the Bench led by Justice Dipak Misra that he would rather argue the case on merits, based on records. Earlier, the Bench had sought Sibal’s response to a question on whether his client wanted to “close the chapter” by expressing regret over his comment, so that the court could then quash the criminal proceedings pending against him in a Maharashtra trial court.

    The Indian Express
  • Vivek Oberoi’s Comment On Salman Khan Ignoring Him!

    The recent incident between the two actors Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi over their past, has once again grabbed all the eyeballs on their old intense war. Recently, Salman was at the Mehboob Studio for a promotional event of his recent release film “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”. Post event, Salman met director Indra Kumar, who took him to the vanity van where all the lead actors of Great Grand Masti including actor Vivek Oberoi was present.

    Business of Cinema
  • Aamir Khan’s answer at RNG awards an innocent one: PK director Rajkumar Hirani

    Coming out in support of under fire actor Aamir Khan, director Rajkumar Hirani stoutly defended his 'PK' star. When we asked Raju for his take on Aamir Khan's statement, the director said, "Aamir Khan didn't call for a press conference. For Raju, the most distressing factor was linking Aamir's statements to his Muslim identity.

    The Indian Express
  • Liquor ban in Bihar: Nitish Kumar’s poll promise to women comes at a high cost

    When the first phase of the Bihar assembly polls made it clear that women had outvoted men, political pundits looked into the reasons for it. Another reason was Nitish Kumar being able to create a constituency - a caste neutral one - among women in an otherwise casteist Bihar. Bicycle scheme for girls, 50 per cent reservation for women in panchayats, a gender budget and several women-centric moves have earned Nitish Kumar instant popularity.

    The Indian Express
  • Manmohan explains Congress' stand on GST to PM, says Anand Sharma

    New Delhi, Nov. 27 (ANI): Congress leader and deputy leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma on Friday said the meeting between former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7, Race Course Road, was constructive, where Singh clearly explained them the Congress' position on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill. "Three demands were raised by the Congress Party, including scrapping of 1 percent surcharge that would have a cascading effect and make GST high," he said. "It has been agreed that the Congress will hold a discussions and deliberations within the party on the issue, while the Government will also seriously reflect on the demands made by the Congress," said Sharma.

  • Andhra MP Mitun Reddy booked for 'slapping' Air India official

    Tirupati/ New Delhi, Nov. 27 (ANI): YSR Congress MP Mithun Reddy was booked on Friday for allegedly slapping an Air India official at the Tirupati Airport after the latter refused to accept the MP and his relatives on the flight for which boarding had been closed. Reddy, however, denied the charge and has instead accused the Air India official of misbehaving with him. The incident occurred yesterday when Reddy reached the Tirupati airport about 20 to 25 minutes before flight's departure time with some of his relatives to board a flight to Delhi.

  • Miss World Canada prevented from reaching China pageant

    By Tyrone Siu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Canada's China-born Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong on Thursday and denied permission to board a flight to the beauty pageant finals in China, a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country. Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Toronto actress who was crowned Miss World Canada in May, was unable to obtain a visa in advance of her arrival for the contest finals this week in Sanya, on the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan.

  • Ashwin Had AB de Villiers For Breakfast This Morning

    The world's best batsman had no clue how to counter the India off-spinner.

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  • Indians lured by Islamic State now want to return home

    According to recent intelligence reports, there are 15 Indians who are still part of ISIS, but killings of six fellow Indians and ill treatment meted out to them by the ISIS top brass - mainly comprising Arabs - has left them dejected.

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  • Gold close to lowest in nearly six years on stronger dollar

    Gold was trading near its lowest in nearly six years on Thursday, as the dollar held at multi-month highs after U.S. economic data reinforced expectations of an interest rate rise this year. The U.S. currency was also supported against the euro, weighing on dollar-denominated gold, as European Central Bank officials told Reuters they were considering options such as whether to stagger charges on banks hoarding cash or to buy more debt. Spot gold was up 0.2 at $1,072.86 an ounce by 1153 GMT, not far off $1,064.95 hit last week, the lowest since February 2010.

  • Hate Story 3 leads the pack as three female centric films clash next weekend | Latest Movie Features - Bollywood Hungama

    In a year that has seen quite a few female centric films release with Piku [Deepika Padukone] and NH 10 [Anushka Sharma] turning out to be successful, the culmination would be with the arrival of as many as three such films and that too on a single Friday. Come December 4, and Hate Story 3, Angry Indian Goddesses and Kajarya would take on each other. "This has happened all of a sudden though," a trade observer comments, "The only film which was always in the running of this date was Hate Story 3. It is only after Mastizaade moved to January 2016 that other two films joined in as well. Angry Indian Goddesses had earlier its eyes set on the post Diwali weekend but they rightly chose to avoid massive

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  • Indian hackers deface Pakistani websites on 26/11 anniversary

    Cyber crime experts' claim several hacking groups carried out a mass defacement operation on key Pakistani websites to pay "homage to the martyrs of 26/11 terror attacks".

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  • 7 years after 26\/11, face of coastal security: 8 bamboo poles, 2 cops, 1 aluminium roof

    The only blemish on the horizon if you drive southward on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link and look to the left at the open sea is a shack on an outcrop of rock before land gives way to water. This is a coastal police outpost, one of the many that watch over Mumbai’s shores. “We’re going to be at the front of the firing line should there be a repeat of the November 2008 terror attack in Mumbai.

    The Indian Express
  • Pot belly now common among Indians on low incomes too

    London, Nov 27 (IANS) Traditionally thought to be a mark of prosperity, obesity is no longer confined to the rich in India. The study published in the online journal BMJ Open showed that women are more likely to carry a spare tyre. Fuelled, in part, by India's rapid economic growth in recent years, obesity has trickled down to all levels of society, the researchers said.

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  • Indian salaries to rise by 10.8 percent in 2016: Towers Watson

    New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Global professional services company Towers Watson on Thursday forecast an overall salary increase of 10.8 percent for Indian companies in 2016.

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  • BJP takes the fight to AAP, points to ‘misbehavior’ by its MLAs at weddings

    The BJP Wednesday cited alleged misbehavior by AAP MLAs at two wedding events in the capital, as it countered the ruling party’s allegations against its legislator O P Sharma. AAP leaders have accused Sharma of misbehaving with their MLA Alka Lamba. The BJP alleged Lamba was making personal remarks on their MLA.

    The Indian Express
  • New Bluetooth speakers from Genius you won't like to miss

    New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Blending high performance with sleek design and affordability, Genius, one of the global leaders in computer and phone accessories, has unveiled its new range of Bluetooth speakers. The two new Bluetooth speakers SP-925BT - an ultimate stereo music cube - and SP-906BT which has a sweet acoustic effect in puck size are like ear candies for the music geeks. "Our new range of Bluetooth speakers are designed for the discerning customer who demand things while on the move and is equally particular about style, performance and affordability," Kumaravel Viswanathan, regional manager, Genius India, said in a statement.

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  • India adds 2,311 MW renewable generation capacity in 7 months

    New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) India has added 2,311.88 MW of grid-connected power generation capacity from renewable energy sources like solar and wind till October of this financial year, against the full fiscal's target of 4,460 MW, an official statement said on Thursday. A total of 827.22 MW of solar power generation capacity was added in this period, taking the cumulative electricity generation capacity from the source to 4,579.24 MW, said the new and renewable energy ministry statement. Wind power generation capacity of 1,234.11 MW was added in these seven months, taking cumulative electricity generation capacity from wind to 24,677.72 MW.