• The big fat Kerala wedding: 30,000 guests, 8-acre venue

    A venue sprawled across eight acres, 30,000 guests from 42 countries, performances by celebrities — Kerala witnessed a glittering extravaganza on Thursday as the daughter of state-born business tycoon Ravi Pillai, Arathi, wed Kochi-based doctor Aditya Vishnu in Kollam.

    The Indian Express
  • Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon fail to impress in ‘Manma Emotion Jage’ from ‘Dilwale’

    After treating fans to Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol's electrifying chemistry in Dilwale's first song 'Gerua', film's second song 'Manma Emotion Jage' is out. But the latest song, which is picturised on young couple Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, fails to impress. (Read: SRK will promote 'Dilwale' on Salman Khan's Bigg Boss, confirms Varun Dhawan)

    The Indian Express
  • Vivek Oberoi’s Intense Response To Aamir Khan’s Intolerance Comment

    Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi was recently asked to share his opinion about the recent Aamir Khan VS Anupam Kher situation regarding intolerance in India. The actor very smartly gave an intense answer expressing his personal belief about the country and what he feels about the intolerance issue. Vivek Oberoi stated that he has immense respect for Aamir Khan as an actor, but he personally believes that India is THE most tolerant country in the world and it has been that way for thousands of years.

    Business of Cinema
  • Congress should be tolerant towards democratically elected govt.: BJP

    New Delhi, Nov. 25 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday lashed out at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his unwarranted criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA and said that the grand old party should start getting tolerant in the Parliament towards the democratically elected government. BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said the nation would not have witnessed all this plight had the Congress Party worked for 67 years in true sense. Under these circumstances the intolerant behaviour which the Congress Party is showing towards democratically elected government is rather pathetic," she added.

  • Live score, IND vs SA Third Test Day 2: Indian spinners run riot, South Africa 7 down

    Nagpur: Off-spinner Simon Harmer took four wickets while paceman Morne Morkel bagged three as South Africa skittled India for 215 in the first innings on the opening day of the third test on Wednesday. The visitors, however, surrendered some of the advantage and lost opener Stiaan van Zyl for a duck to off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and nightwatchman Imran Tahir (four) to Ravindra Jadeja to slump to 11-2 at stumps. Dean Elgar (seven) and captain Hashim Amla (nought) were unbeaten at the crease with South Africa, who trail the four-test series 1-0, still 204 runs behind. Here are the live updates. Ashwin had to wait for four balls to get his first wicket on day two. Elgar tried to cut one hard

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  • Delhi van heist: Driver arrested in Okhla

    New Delhi, Nov. 27 (ANI): The driver of the cash van who managed to flee last night with a whopping Rs 22.5 crore, almost pulling off one of the biggest heists in the national capital, has been arrested by the Delhi police in Okhla industrial area. The accused driver, Pradeep, took off with the vehicle when the guard in the van took a small break to relieve himself. When Pradeep did not return after 10 minutes, the guard tried calling him but he did not pick up, after which he proceeded to call the police.

  • Andhra Capital: American architect replaces Dutch contender to design Amaravati

    Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has declined to participate in the competition to design the new Andhra Pradesh capital of Amaravati, following which the state government has contacted US-based architect Frank Gehry to come on board. Gehry, along with British architect Norman Foster and Italian-British architect Richard Rogers, will now be the contenders to build the Amaravati capital complex, which will include Raj Bhavan. The Asian jury comprises Delhi-based urban planner K T Ravindran and Pune-based architect Christopher Charles Benninger besides architects from Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.

    The Indian Express
  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • FB reacts to period- shaming with ‘ Happy to Bleed’

    WHAT happened in Sabarimala, did not stay in Sabarimala. Days after the head of the popular shrine in Kerala said he would consider allowing women inside the temple if there was a machine to check that they were not menstruating, desktop activists got down to doing what they do best: Vent it out on Facebook. Girls posed with “ Happy to Bleed” placards on social media and said they won’t take period- shaming lying down.

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  • Days after murder, Indrani Mukerjea tried to convince Rahul that Sheena Bora went away

    OVER a dozen phone conversations between April 28 and May 1, 2012, all recorded by Rahul Mukerjea, were the final piece of evidence that the CBI heard repeatedly before connecting his father Peter Mukerjea conclusively with Sheena Bora’s murder. Sheena is believed to have been killed on the night between April 24 and 25. The conversations were mostly conference calls among Indrani, Peter and Rahul and paved the grounds for Peter’s arrest, confirmed CBI officials speaking from New Delhi.

    The Indian Express
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Going solar

    The solar power auction in Andhra Pradesh that ended earlier this month has shown that solar power is finally here to stay. While the lowest bid was at Rs 4.03 per unit, it is the plethora of bids at Rs 4.60 to 5.00 per unit that shows that solar power is now fully competitive with coal-based power, especially for meeting peak loads. Since storing electricity is prohibitively expensive, photovoltaic power plants will never be able to meet more than the daytime peak demand for electricity.

    The Indian Express
  • Healthy recipes: Saffron baked yoghurt with orange and ginger salad

    You don't always have to turn up your nose at yoghurt. The power food can actually help you lose weight and keep the sniffles at bay. It's also a rich source of power-boosting proteins, metabolism-accelerating probiotics and and bone-building calcium. This season, don't shun the yoghurt. Embrace it and enjoy its health benefits. Executive sous chef Gagandeep Singh Sawhney, Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi tells us how to whip up a delicacy.

    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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  • 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
  • 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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