• Virat asked Anushka to slow down on her career

    Buzz is, India’s Test captain didn’t want her to sign Sultan

    Spotboye
  • Kapil Sharma back with Sidhu and Sumona. Watch out, Krushna!

    The stand-up comedian returns full throttle

    Spotboye
  • Ishrat Jahan’s mother on Headley deposition: Ploy by those guilty to salvage their names

    Shamima Kausar, mother of Ishrat Jahan who was killed in a police encounter in 2004, has gotten used to the routine of talking to the media in response to allegations of her daughter being a member of terror organisations come to the fore " every once in a while". On Thursday during his deposition before a Mumbai court via video conferencing as part of a plea bargain deal, David Coleman Headley said that Ishrat Jahan was linked to Lashkar-e-Toiba. There were reports of Headley having said the same thing in his statement to the NIA that later denied it.

    The Indian Express
  • Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone Are Ready For Valentine’s Day

    There will be few stars who will be alone this Valentine’s Day like Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar and star Cricketer Virat Kohli and so will female big stars like Katrina Kaif, Kangana Ranaut and many more. Ultimate and big time lover boy Ranveer Singh will celebrate Valentine’s Day with his own very dear Mastani Deepika Padukone in Toronto.

    Business of Cinema
  • Comedian Russel Peters explains why he calls Mumbai ‘Bombay’

    The decision hasn't gone down well with many Indians who believe the names of Mumbai and many other cities were legitimately changed through democratic process and in fact, what really was imposed was 'Bombay'. Last year, the CBFC, which certifies films, had included 'Bombay' in a list of cuss words not to be used in films. This whole Mumbai Bombay name change thing is so amusing.

    The Indian Express
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  • Gravitational waves: They scorned Sanjeev Dhurandhar 3 decades ago, today he is the toast of modern science

    Three decades before international scientists announced they have detected the gravitational waves Albert Einstein had proposed, a young scientist was already talking about the idea. Sanjeev Dhurandhar’s ideas were then greeted with incredulity but, on Thursday, he was the toast of the scientific community who gathered at the Inter-University Centre of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune. Prof Jayant Narlikar, former IUCAA director, recalled the 1980s.

    The Indian Express
  • Clooney says refugee crisis is huge, U.S. Muslim ban won't happen

    By Sarah Mills BERLIN (Reuters) - George Clooney said on Friday the refugee crisis is bigger than the headline-grabbing exodus from Syria and Iraq, and he believes Americans "will do the right thing" by rejecting Donald Trump and calls to ban Muslims entering the United States. Clooney spoke to Reuters on the same day he and his wife, the human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, met German Chancellor Angela Merkel behind closed doors at the chancellery to discuss the refugee issue. The Clooneys were in the German capital for the international premiere of "Hail, Caesar!", in which Clooney has a starring role and which opened the Berlin International Film Festival on Thursday.

    Reuters
  • Why Indian films are banned in Pakistan

    By Ashish Kumar Singh New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Sonam Kapoor's forthcoming biopic film 'Neerja' has been banned in Pakistan allegedly for showing the country in poor light. 'Neerja' is not the first Bollywood film to be banned in Pakistan as there have been several other flicks, which could not save themselves from coming under the hammer of the neighbouring country's censor board. Pakistan had earlier banned big banner Indian films like 'Haider', 'Phantom', 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', 'The Dirty Picture' and 'Ek Tha Tiger' among others.

    ANI
  • Women buy more sexual wellness products than men in February

    Women's purchases in the first two weeks of February go up to 54 percent of the total revenue generated by the sexual wellness products industry, compared to 41 percent on an average throughout the year, said the study conducted by ThatsPersonal.com, a seller of sexual wellness products. "Sixty-one percent of wellness products purchased during the month of February are by females and that too during the first 20 days of February. The cities which witness the highest purchase of sexual wellness products include Bangalore, Baroda, Pune, New Delhi and Mumbai," said the study.

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • 'We were mislead': Press Club on Afzal Guru event

    New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): The Press Club of India on Friday distanced itself from an event in their premises in which anti-India slogans were raised during a commemorative meeting held to mourn the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Press Club chairman Rahul Jalali said that they were not aware about this event, adding that they were 'mislead'. "Press Club has nothing to do with it.

    ANI
  • Coca-Cola India shuts three plants as brand suffers inadequate demand

    New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): Coca-Cola India has stopped production at three plants ahead of the peak summer season due to inadequate demand of the brand's beverages. The plants situated in Jaipur, Andhra Pradesh and Meghalaya are affected due to the agony. Activist body India Resource Center (IRC) reported the primary reasons for the closure to be the Kaladera plant in Jaipur, which increased difficulty in accessing groundwater from a depleted aquifer, in addition to incurring financial losses.

    ANI
  • Bihar BJP vice president shot dead

    Arrah/ New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s state vice-president Visheshwar Ojha was shot dead in Arrah city of Bihar's Bhojpur district on Friday evening. This is the second BJP leader to have been killed in the last 12 hours. This morning another local BJP leader Kedar Singh was shot dead in Chapra.

    ANI
  • World's most polluted city, Delhi, plans new limits on car use

    The Delhi government plans another round of tough measures to restrict the use of private cars and clean up toxic air in the Indian metropolis, the world's most polluted city. From April 15, for two weeks, cars will only be allowed on the road on alternate days, going by whether their number plates are odd or even, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday. "We can't do this on a permanent basis until we get better public transport." The rule hits most of the 2.6 million cars that ply the traffic-choked roads of Delhi and its surrounding areas.

    Reuters
  • BCCI bans Pakistani umpire Rauf for five years

    Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was on Friday banned for five years by the BCCI from officiating all cricket tournaments and matches in India after its disciplinary committee found him guilty of misconduct and corruption. Rauf, who was part of the International Cricket Council's elite panel and officiated in Test matches, was accused of accepting expensive gifts from bookies besides placing bets on Indian Premier League matches during the 2013 edition. "The disciplinary committee of the BCCI met today (Friday) at the BCCI headquarters, Cricket Centre, Mumbai.

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • Talegaon: Villagers reap crores after land acquisition

    THE ONGOING land acquisition for the industrial estate of Talegaon phase II has come as a windfall for the villagers of Navlakha Umbre, Badalwadi and Mendewadi in Maval tehsil of Pune district with three villagers becoming crorepatis almost overnight. Owing to the present rate of the compensation offered — Rs 55 lakh for an acre of land, almost 80 per cent of the villagers whose land were acquired have managed to rake in the moolah. Located beside the old Pune-Mumbai Highway, the land acquisition in question is being moved by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC).

    The Indian Express
  • Why demonise what was good in ancient Indian science, asks Smriti Irani

    QUESTIONING the attitude to “demonise” Indian science, Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said the BJP government’s efforts have succeeded in getting a statue of ancient Indian mathematician and astronomer Aryabhatta installed at UNESCO in April. The conference aims to “initiate a paradigm shift in research orientation so as to make it indigenous, holistic, integrated, meaningful” and “imbibe an all-perspective Bharatiya approach”, among other things. Why demonise what was good in ancient Indian science,” Irani asked.

    The Indian Express
  • SRK fined Rs.1.93 lakh for illegal ramp outside 'Mannat'

    Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan has been fined Rs.1,93,784 by the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation for constructing an illegal ramp outside his bungalow 'Mannat' in Bandra, a RTI query revealed here on Thursday. Activist Anil Galgali sought details under RTI on a reinforced cement-concrete ramp constructed outside the actor's landmark bungalow which was used for parking his vanity van, leading to an outcry early last year. Following a campaign by various citizens and activists, the municipal commissioner initiated action and a notice was slapped on Shah Rukh on February 6, 2015.

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • 80,000 Coolpad Note 3 Lite devices sold in 41 seconds

    New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Thursday announced that it sold 80,000 units of Coolpad Note 3 Lite in 41 seconds during their first three flash sales on Amazon. The second and third flash sales proved a success too with 25,000 units each disappearing in a mere eight and 12 seconds, respectively. "With 80,000 units being sold collectively in the first three flash sales, this is a clear indication that the customers have appreciated this power packed smartphone for its features and is also a testimony of our commitment and efforts to bring affordable technology to all," Syed Tajuddin, CEO, Coolpad India, said in a statement.

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • Muslim girl scores 93 % in Ramayana exam, prepares for Mahabharata now

    A 13-year-old Muslim girl from Karnataka, has scored 93 per cent and topped the Ramayana exam. Fathimath Rohila, a student of Sarvodaya High School, topped the exam conducted by Bharatha Sanskriti Prathisthan in November 2015. The exam is more about literature and contains no religious content.

    The Indian Express
  • Mission incomplete: Rajan's overhaul of RBI

    In a video conference in mid-2014, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan told employees that he wanted to hire talented external candidates and improve the quality of research at the 81-year-old central bank. The proposals, described to Reuters by three officials who heard Rajan speak, would hardly seem out of place in any major institution on the planet. "(The) entire process is being hurried up," a protest letter written United Forum of Reserve Bank Officers and Employees, the central bank’s staff union, read, according to a copy seen by Reuters at the time.

    Reuters