• Kahaani 2 Trailer: Vidya Balan’s Upcoming Thriller Is Mystifying!

    The trailer of Vidya Balan’s upcoming film, Kahaani 2 is finally out and it will surely shock your senses. Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, it is the second installment to 2011 hit film Kahaani. The film was initially going to clash with Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer Dear Zindagi.

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  • Shocking! Is This The Reason Why Anurag Kashyap Apologized To PM Narendra Modi?

    Well we all know about the criticism that the director Anurag Kashyap had face for his comments on the Internet for his comments on the recent visit of the Prime Minister to Paksistan. Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena and Vikas Bahl felt that Anurag‘s tweets might be a reason for the damage of the production house’s box office prospects and they would be dragged into another controversy which they definitely didn’t want and that’s the reason they had asked him to be careful with his words and told him to apologize to avoid any further consequences.

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  • Sushant Singh Rajput & Sunny Deol snapped at the airport | Parties & Events

    Browse Sushant Singh Rajput & Sunny Deol snapped at the airport Photos at Parties & Events. Download Sushant Singh Rajput & Sunny Deol snapped at the airport photos at Parties & Events at Bollywood Hungama

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  • India vs New Zealand: Commentator Scott Styris walks out after Kedar Jadhav takes a wicket in 3rd ODI

    Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni dominated headlines after India's thumping seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the third ODI at Mohali. However, not many, especially those who didn't watch the match, would be aware of a commentator walking out after Kedar Jadhav took his first wicket in the visitors' innings. The commentator in question is former Black Caps cricketer Scott Styris, who is part of the commentary panel for the ongoing series, who was doing his mic duties alongside Indian cricketer-turned-commentators Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar. To give you a little context, Jadhav has been a revelation for India in the ODI series, both with ball and bat. In the first one-dayer, he removed Jimmy Neesham

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  • Shah Rukh Khan's Pic of His 'Date' Will Make You Smile

    It was a cold night in Budapest when we spotted Shah Rukh Khan outside a nightclub with a 'date.' It was a moment to capture as his sweetheart fell asleep in his arms. Now, before you get all excited, let's clear up the facts. A) This is what SRK said and not a figment of our imagination. B) His date was... well, why don't you check out what the actor tweeted: Cute, right? The doting dad, who has been shooting for his upcoming film The Ring with filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, has been posting adorable pictures and videos with son AbRam. We can gush over these for hours.   A photo posted by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Oct 6, 2016 at 5:10pm PDT     A video posted by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Sep 30, 2016

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  • Jayalalithaa's health: MS Swaminathan, Kushboo visit Apollo hospital to convey wishes

    Chennai: Eminent agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan on Monday visited Apollo Hospital and enquired about the health status of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who is undergoing treatment. Swaminathan, also founder of MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSSRF), conveyed the prayers of scientists, scholars and staff of his institution for the speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa. An MSSSRF release said Swaminathan called on Deputy Speaker Lok Sabha M Thambidurai, state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam and Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar during his visit. Also, Congress party spokesperson Kushboo Sundar, pastors of Church of South India (CSI) and a host of others visited the hospital. Prayers

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  • “The Arnold Schwarzenegger of Bengaluru”: Water Tanker Driver G Balakrishna Wins Mr. Asia Title

    In what seems like an incredible feat, G. Balakrishna, a 25-year-old water tanker driver from Bengaluru, was crowned Mr. Asia 2016 at the recently concluded 5th Phil-Asia Bodybuilding Championship in the Philippines. A gym instructor by profession, Balakrishna runs a water tanker business in Bengaluru to support his income and can often be spotted driving tankers. According to a report in The Hindu, this ardent fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger said on his win, “I am proud of my achievement and hope to repeat it more often with some financial support.” G Balakrishna, source: facebook Mr. Asia is not the first bodybuilding title for Balakrishna. While in 2013, Balakrishna won the Mr. Universe Under-24 title in Germany, the next year, he bagged the Mr. Universe title in the same category at the World Championship in Athens, Greece. Balakrishna trains for around six hours every day. Gym instructors Sangram Chougle from Mumbai and Munish Kumar from Punjab also train Balakrishna and help him with his workout. “I am maintaining my position with a rich daily diet that includes 750 g of chicken, 25 eggs, 300 g of rice, 200 g of vegetables along with fish for extra protein and fruits,” he told The Hindu. Weighing around 120 kg off-season, he maintains his weight at around 90kg during competitions. The sole breadwinner of the family, who lost his father at a young age, Balakrishna’s main worry is funds. With no support from the government, Balakrishna still struggles to participate in the championships abroad and keep up his training as well as diet. “I am proud of my achievement and hope to repeat it more often with some financial support. I owe it to my mother, Parvathamma, and brother Rajesh who have been my pillars of support,” he said. Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us: contact@thebetterindia.com, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. NEW: Click here to get positive news on WhatsApp!

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  • Here’s All You Need To Know About Amitabh Bachchan’s Grand Diwali Party!

    With Diwali coming round the corner, there are big Diwali plans of various celebrities from the tinsel town. Bollywood has double bonanza for the fans this year with two big releases on Diwali- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay. The grandest celebration of Diwali from all is celebrated by the Bachchan family and their Diwali bash is the best Diwali party in the B-town.

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  • Samajwadi Party LIVE: Shivpal leaves Akhilesh Yadav's residence after he wasn't able to meet UP CM

    Oct 23, 2016 Shivpal-Akhilesh-Mulayam meet ends The meeting between the top SP leaders ended minutes before, ANI reports. Reports had earlier speculated an announcement after the huddle ended, but till now there is no word from any of the top leaders of the party.  Keep reading Live updates here.  Amar Singh breaks silence The man, who is caught in the eye of the storm, Amar Singh finally broke his silence oin on the ongoing power tussle in UP's ruling Samajwadi Partyand said, "For me silence is the best strategic answer to all questions." Akhilesh reaches Mulayam's house Ram Gopal Yadav rules out joining any other party A day after the party supremo kicked him out of the party for six years,

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  • How a 25-Year-Old Delhi Boy Is Creating Solar Entrepreneurs in Rural India

    Meet a young renewable energy-enthusiast from Delhi who is keen on equipping solar entrepreneurs with all the right tools required to run a business. Lakshey Sehgal, a 25-year-old resident of Delhi, always wanted to work in the field of solar energy generation. After finishing his Master’s in renewable energy technology from Pondicherry University, he worked in different companies in the same field for about three years. But his experiences during this time gave him a whole new idea. “I saw a lack of trained manpower when I joined this sector for the first time. There was a lack of awareness around using advanced technology and installing newer products. At the same time, there was a lot of push from the government’s side to increase the use of solar energy in rural and urban households. This led to an increase in demand. Now, many private entities are entering the field. They are putting in money and setting up businesses to install solar power panels or work in the sector in some way or the other. But many of them are doing it wrong,” he says. You may also like: These Engineers and Students Electrified Two Karnataka Villages in Less Than Two Months “I felt that if we want to work in this field, then the entrepreneurs should know what they are doing. They need better training,” says Lakshey. In July this year, he founded Spektron Solar Private Limited, a company that conducts development and training programmes for small-scale solar entrepreneurs “Being a solar entrepreneur can mean a lot of things,” says Lakshey adding, “It is a vast field. One can be anything from a manufacturer to an installer. The person can be someone who wants to install a solar manufacturing unit, or someone who is just selling solar TVs or lanterns. But the problem comes when you want to be a solar installer. The installer has to buy products from different companies and fit them in a proper way as a solar plant in someone’s house. A lot of things can go wrong during the installation.” With a team of four people, Spektron Solar organises training sessions for those aspiring to start a business in solar system installations. The workshops help them understand that this job requires special skills and knowledge. Two-day training sessions are conducted on rooftops with original systems. The entrepreneurs take part in practical activities to understand what can go wrong during the installation, the required orientation of panels, quality of products, problems to look out for, etc. This is done with the help of demonstrations, experiments, practical sessions, etc. The team uses animations and 3-D visuals during training, and entrepreneurs pay a fee of Rs. 5,000 -7,000 for the programme. This knowledge helps them save money and is beneficial in the long run. People usually come to know about the training programme through ads in local newspapers, Facebook posts, etc. Lakshey has conducted sessions in Dehradun, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Ranchi, Gandhinagar, and Delhi, training over 200 people up until now. The team piloted their programme in big cities to see how the model works and then started moving to smaller towns. You may also like: The World’s Largest Solar Oven Cooking Class Has Taught Over 25,000 Kids to Cook Using Solar Power Their long-term goal is to work in tier-two and tier-three cities and they will begin with Amritsar, Jalandhar, Guwahati, and Tripura. Spektron Solar's office is in Delhi and the company is collaborating with the National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. Moving forward, Lakshey wants to start an online platform for Spektron Solar, for which he is currently trying to raise funds. “We provide entrepreneurs with many tools during the training, like giving them Excel sheet presentations, quick calculation tools, animations, etc. We plan to have an online platform where all this will be available. This way, even after the training is over, they can be in touch with us and ask for technical support,” he says. Even now, the team receives many calls from past participants asking for advice on making presentations and approaching customers; for help with sample proposals, pricing, laws and policies, etc. Lakshey feels that the impact is already visible. “Two months back, I conducted a programme in Dehradun. And one of the entrepreneurs from there is almost on the verge of starting his own solar manufacturing unit,” he says. Another participant from Haryana has been able to install solar systems providing about 100 KWp of solar energy to over 30 buildings. This shows that there is a lot of scope for development in this field and several people need help to understand the technology better. While working with a startup after finishing college, Lakshey used to train people on renewable energy. “When I was there, I saw that the government is providing grants and funding to different organizations to train technicians for free. But no one is training entrepreneurs who have to do a major chunk of the job. There are small scale training centres in bigger cities, but nothing specifically in tier-two and tier-three cities. We are working towards filling this gap,” he concludes. You can contact Lakshey by writing to him at  lakshey@spektronsolar.com. You may also like: How One School Used Solar Power to Go from Being an Electricity Consumer to Electricity Producer Like this story? Or have something to share? 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  • Obama burns Trump on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live': 'At least I'll go down as a president'

    President Barack Obama had some burns for Donald Trump during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel...

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  • Deepika Padukone or Priyanka Chopra in Siddharth Anand’s next?

    In fact, after Salman Khan featuring alongside Chinese actress Zhu Zhu in the Indo-Chinese venture Tubelight that is being directed by Kabir Khan, we hear that the Bang Bang director Siddharth Anand has been brought on board to direct the second film in the three film Indo-Chinese coproduction deal that Eros has signed. Confirming the same, Siddharth Anand stated that the film which is a cross cultural romance set in Beijing might feature Chinese actor Deng Chao. Further adding details Ajit Thakur of Trinity Pictures, which is a franchise of Eros International, stated that while the script of the film is currently being worked upon, it will in all likelihood feature an A list Bollywood actress

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  • Had opposed MNS's Rs 5 crore demand right there in meeting: CM

    Under fire over "brokering" a deal between producers of "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" and MNS chief Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has maintained that he had opposed the offer of Rs 5 crore contribution from makers to the Army welfare fund. Karan Johar's film faced protests by MNS workers for casting Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. Film's smooth release, scheduled to open on October 28, was ensured at a meeting Film Producers' Guild, producers and MNS Thackeray, mediated by Fadnavis last week. A key demand conceded in the meeting was Rs 5 crore contribution from makers for the army welfare. "Thackeray had put three demands, out of which there was no objections to the other two.

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  • Balochistan's capital Quetta attacked: Here's everything about the region and its plight

    New Delhi: At least 59 police recruits were killed and 116 injured when two militants attacked a police academy in the province of Balochistan in Pakistan on Monday night. The attack has jolted the region which is already suffering the atrocities of unfriendly Pakistan government. Here we are telling you everything related to the province. Balochistan’s history: In 1948, Pakistan forcefully occupied Balochistan which has its capital Quetta. Pakistan has four main regions-Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. In addition, it has a region called FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) whose administration is directly under the control of the Pakistani government. There is also Gilgit-Baltistan

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  • SC refuses to hear plea to stop arrests on Jaya health 'rumours'

    But the apex court nevertheless gave the petitioner liberty to seek recourse under law in future. The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu government to release persons arrested for sharing information about the health status of ailing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on social media. Initially during the hearing, a Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy expressed incredulity at the arrests, asking “are they really arrested for these kind of cases? Can't they be dealt in a different way?” However, the court refrained from intervening, saying no cases have been registered under criminal defamation so far. The court was hearing an

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  • Depression forms over Bay of Bengal, cyclonic storm expected in next 24 hrs

    New Delhi [India], Oct. 24 (ANI): A deep depression formed over the Bay of Bengal, named Kyant, is expected to become a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours and hit the Odisha coast. Bhubaneswar Met office has said the actual impact on the state can be stated only after the cyclonic storm recurves close to the Myanmar coast today. It added that the deep depression lay centred about 950 km east-southeast of Gopalpur, a place in Ganjam district of Odisha.

  • Siddharth Roy Kapur quits Disney India for own business venture

    Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur, who is married to actress Vidya Balan, is stepping down as the Managing Director of the Walt Disney Company India to "explore his own business interests". Mahesh Samat will be taking his place. Walt Disney International, a division of the Walt Disney Company, has announced that Samat will return to his leadership role of the Walt Disney Company India as Managing Director.

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  • Bollywood Toons: Chemistry that saved Karan's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil!

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  • Huma Qureshi and Saqib Saleem to begin their production company with a short film

    Actors and Siblings Huma Qureshi and Saqib Saleem are joining hands as they begin their first production company together The sibling duo has been working on this venture for the longest time and will start with a short film. Speaking to a leading daily, Saqib Saleem confirmed the news saying that he and Huma have been contemplating starting a production company to not only create content for themselves but for other actors too. They will be starting out with Swati Trivedi’s short film as she’s a dear friend. They thought, with a short film, they can grasp the nitty-gritty of production. The goal is to eventually make feature-length films in the future. While Saqib Saleem tried to keep the plot

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  • Everything we know about the great Indian debit card hacking

    One of the biggest security breaches in the history of India’s banks was uncovered last week, placing millions of debit card users at risk. Customers of India’s biggest lenders, including the State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and Yes Bank, were affected, with an estimated Rs1.3 crore already whisked off by hackers.…

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