• What Aamir said

    Speaking at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony, actor Aamir Khan admitted to a sense of insecurity and despondency over what he saw as a climate of growing intolerance. For the first time, his wife had asked him, “should we move out of India”, he said. A day later, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, among others, countered him — that he, as a brand ambassador for tourism appointed by government, could say so in the presence of the Union minister of information and broadcasting at a public event, proves that India is a tolerant country, she said.

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  • Is Preity Zinta Getting Married In January 2016?

    Happy go lucky actress Preity Zinta is much in news lately for her marriage speculations. After Hazel Keech–Yuvraj and Harbhajan Singh–Geeta Basra, Preity Zinta will soon be seen at the aisle. Preity who has had a few serious relationships in the past has finally decided to settle down with Gene Goodenough.

    Business of Cinema
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    Mail Today
  • A mayor murdered with husband, a nephew on the run

    The murder of Chittoor mayor Katari Anuradha and her husband Katari Mohan was, the police have concluded, an act of revenge by a nephew sulking at being ignored after he had worked alongside the couple as they rose in politics, a role that allegedly included attacks on rivals and murder. Chittoor police are hunting for Sriram Chandrasekhar Reddy, also known as Chintu, the nephew of the mayor who was shot dead along with her husband on Tuesday in her chambers at the Chittoor Municipal Corporation building. “Chintu led the murderous attack on the couple.

    The Indian Express
  • The Best Of B-Town At Masaba Gupta's Wedding

    The Masaba Gupta-Madhu Mantena wedding drew to a close on October 22 in Mumbai in what was a three-day gala celebration. The guest list included Sonam Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput, and many other prominent stars in the power list of Bollywood. Masaba Gupta was wearing a bridal outfit by Raw Mango along with jewels from Amrapali on her sangeet.

  • Sheena Bora murder case: Rahul sought legal advice, shows email

    Nearly a month after the mysterious “disappearance” of Sheena Bora, Rahul, in an email addressed to his father Peter Mukerjea, in which he has addressed Indrani as well, allegedly sought legal advice about circumstances in which Sheena went missing pointing something untoward might had happened. This concern has been shared by Rahul in an email sent to them on May 28, 2012.

    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
  • Caught on camera: AAP MLA Sarita Singh misbehaves with Delhi cop after her car hits his bike - News18.com

    Aam Aadmi Party MLA Sarita Singh was on Monday booked for allegedly misbehaving with a police sub inspector in Rohtash

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  • Farmer from Aligarh claims Geeta is his sister, offers to undergo DNA test

    After the DNA sample of speech and hearing-impaired Geeta, who returned from Pakistan after more than a decade, did not match with a family from Bihar, who had claimed to be related to her, another family in UP’s Aligarh has made a similar claim and offered to undergo a DNA test to establish it. Narendra Singh, a farmer from Aligarh, has claimed Geeta is his younger sister ‘Dubbly’ who went missing from outside their house at Utra village on November 12, 2000.

    The Indian Express
  • Gold drops towards 6-year low on dollar, U.S. rate hike view

    Gold fell nearly one percent on Monday, heading back towards last week's near six-year low, on a robust dollar and upbeat comments from Federal Reserve officials on a possible U.S. rate hike next month. Spot gold was 0.7 percent lower at $1,070.33 an ounce by 1528 GMT, down for a 13th of the 16 trading days so far this month. The euro fell on expectations that the European Central Bank will ramp up its monetary stimulus next month and could fall toward parity with the dollar in the months ahead as the Federal Reserve begins to lift interest rates while the ECB takes the opposite course.

  • It started with Perumal

    Barely six months after PM Narendra Modi assumed power, when he was still enjoying a long honeymoon with the electorate and the media, the sordid l’affaire Perumal Murugan commenced. On December 2, 2014, Murugan returned home to Namakkal, after spending a month at the Sangam writers’ residency programme. Murugan could have scarcely anticipated the storm awaiting him upon his return.

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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • Google Nexus 5X (32GB) review: Offers good camera and decent performance, but at a hefty Rs 35,900 - Tech2

    In order to keep up with the current manufacturer trend and stay at par with its arch rivals, Google has churned out two Nexus models built by different OEMs – Huawei-built Nexus 6P and LG-built Nexus 5X. The 6P is the crème de la crème and gets all the finesse and fancy features, while the Nexus 5X is a toned down device targetted at the budget audience. Although a starting price of Rs 31,900 isn’t quite the budget offering you may say. We received the 32GB unit priced at Rs 35,900. After penning down our views on spending 24 hours with the device, we now have a thorough review after spending almost a week with it. While some points remain the same, prolonged usage unwind a lot of aspects about

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  • 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.

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