• Australia's Watson joins IPL's Bangalore for $1.4 million

    Australia's Shane Watson attracted a top bid of $1.4 million and will join the Bangalore franchise for the next edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, while former England skipper Kevin Pietersen was bought by newcomers Pune. All-rounder Watson, who had a base price of 20 million rupees ($295,000), was in high demand in Saturday's auction for the cash-rich tournament, the ninth edition of which will be played from April 9 to May 29. The right-handed batsman, who also bowls medium pace, will join a Bangalore team already boasting power-hitters Chris Gayle, AB de Villliers and Virat Kohli, and who have Australia's pace spearhead Mitchell Starc in their ranks.

    Reuters
  • Yash Raj hasn't forgiven Shraddha Kapoor

    Here's what they did to get back at her!

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  • This Delhi boy’s Twitter humour on Sonu Nigam’s on-flight performance is epic

    About two weeks ago, Sonu Nigam decided to give an impromptu performance mid-air on a Jet plane from Jodhpur to Mumbai and people couldn't stop feeling lucky. Inevitably, his video went viral. But the episode did not go down well with Jet Airways authorities and they decided to suspend all cabin crew. Well, the carrier took to Twitter to issue the statement which has thrown Twitterati into a frenzy yet again.

    The Indian Express
  • Exclusive: Sidharth Shukla And Tanishaa Mukerji’s Reaction On Their Alleged Affair!

    ‘Neel N Nikki’ actress and Bigg Boss 7 fame Tanishaa Mukerji is back in news once again for her alleged relationship. Remember, how Tanishaa Mukerji grabbed all the eyeballs after she started dating Armaan Kohli inside Bigg Boss 7 house? After breaking up with Armaan, reportedly Tanishaa has once again found love and its none other than Balika Vadhu actor Sidharth Shukla.

    Business of Cinema
  • Night shift- Seaface solution: Answer to all your pains is at his fingertips

    The soft clink of glass touching glass as he walks by, audible above the lapping waves, traffic and seaside chatter, is the only way to pick him apart from the average stroller at Worli Seaface. For over two years now, Paaji Chauhan has been patrolling the stretch of promenade between Haji Ali mosque and the southern end of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, clinking away and providing some relaxation to harried Mumbaikars who gather at the seaside after sundown. Leaving his home in Mahim after 8 pm, Chauhan, in is his mid-forties, stays in Worli till 4 in the morning.

    The Indian Express
  • One year of Arvind Kejriwal govt: Here is what happened so far under AAP rule

    The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi is set to complete one year in office even as the city stinks with garbage littered across its streets due to the strike by MCD workers over non-payment of their salaries.

    The Indian Express
  • For India’s fastest train, railways will fence entire route costing around Rs 70 cr

    As the Indian Railways plans to roll out Gatiman Express--tipped as the country's fastest train yet—on the Delhi-Agra route shortly, it in an unprecedented decision has decided that the entire 195-kilometer long route will be fenced by March 2017. Conservative estimates have pegged the cost of the fencing at around Rs 70 crore and it will be for the first time in the country that an entire track length will be fenced both sides. Since the complete fencing on the route will only be done by March 2017, railways for the time being have decided to allow the running of this train for the first year, by having “sturdy fencing” at all of the “identified vulnerable locations”.

    The Indian Express
  • IRCTC announces 'Bharat Darshan' packages from Delhi, Chandigarh

    New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced the launch of four 'Bharat Darshan' special train packages from Delhi and Chandigarh, which will take travelers to popular destinations in south India and Goa.

    ANI
  • Arjun bogged down by the Zika epidemic

    The actor surely didn’t see this coming

    Spotboye
  • Exclusive - Iran wants payment in euros for new oil sales and old dues from India, others: source

    By Nidhi Verma NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros and is billing new crude sales in euros, too, looking to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar following last month's sanctions relief. A source at state-owned National Iranian Oil Co (NIOC) told Reuters that Iran will charge in euros for its recently signed oil contracts with firms including French oil and gas major Total, Spanish refiner Cepsa and Litasco, the trading arm of Russia's Lukoil. "In our invoices we mention a clause that buyers of our oil will have to pay in euros, considering the exchange rate versus the dollar around the time of delivery," the NIOC source said.

    Reuters
  • Have you tried Calicut’s ‘forest-style’ Veerappan Chicken yet?

    Adaminde Chaya Kada began life as a pop-up, in Kozhikode, about a year ago, and it has since then been a regular and popular presence in food festivals in several cities across the state. The names behind the dishes are no marketing gimmick, says the upcoming restaurants’ eponymous owner Aneez Adam, but, rather, it is a means to draw people’s attention towards the culinary heritage of Kerala’s Malabar region.

    The Indian Express
  • Guess Who Will Play Chakor Post 10 Year Leap

    Chakor’s innocence and free spirited attitude has conquered many hearts, making her an inspirational figure who the nation has always looked up to. 10 years have passed and we will see Chakor as an 18 year old athlete getting trained under the supervision of Arjun Sir (Vineet Raina). Post leap, taking the legacy ahead from Spandan Chaturvedi who played the young Chakor, will be Vidhi Pandya while Vijayendra Kumeria will be seen as Suraj Rajvanshi.

    Business of Cinema
  • Mumbai road rage: Hit by car, man ‘abducts’ woman driver in Virar

    n a case of road rage that took an even uglier turn, a 40-year-old woman was allegedly abducted by an armed pedestrian after he was hit by her car outside a busy mall in Virar Wednesday. Till Thursday night, the police had not been able to trace the woman.

    The Indian Express
  • Shahid Kapoor Full Of Praises For His Rumoured Ex-Flame Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra, a powerhouse performer who’s talent and guts can never ever be underestimated and she always proves it by her performances and achievements one after the other. Recently, at the press conference of Zee Cine Awards 2016, where Shahid Kapoor will be hosting the awards. It’s true that PC is making India and all Indians really proud by presenting our country on such prestigious platforms.

    Business of Cinema
  • Kerala solar scam: Made 1,000 calls to Chandy aide, says Saritha to panel

    Solar panel scam accused Saritha S Nair Friday told the judicial commission probing the case that she made about 1,000 phone calls to Tenni Joppen, a former aide of Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, and around 130 calls to the CM’s official residence in one year. Nair claimed she made 127 calls to Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala’s personal assistant P A Pradosh and met Chennithala to discuss erecting solar lighting solutions in his constituency. The association, she said, had promised to pass a resolution urging the government to install solar panels at all police stations in the state.

    The Indian Express
  • Hopes on passage of key economic laws buoy equity markets

    Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Hopes on passage of key economic legislations, short-covering and value-buying at the lower levels buoyed the Indian equity markets on Friday. This led to a barometer index of the ...

    IANS
  • Travel agency in isolated Gaza recalls the "golden" 1950s

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Nabil Shurafa's travel agency in Gaza was once packed with clients booking flights to London, Paris, New York or cities across the Arab world. The posters of the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and a map of the world look out of place on the walls, given the sense of isolation that pervades Gaza, a narrow strip of land hemmed in by Israel on two sides, Egypt to the south and the blockaded Mediterranean to the west. Back then, Gaza was governed by Egypt and there was not much of a border to speak of.

    Reuters
  • Chandigarh: Techie’s project to recycle waste for Swachh Bharat

    Taking the concept of ‘raddi’ and its effective disposal to a new level, city techie and entrepreneur Aakash Hingu has been running a project since December 2015. Called ExJunk, Hingu said it is an instant solution to all piling junk problems. After helping out his landlady with her scrap and clutter, Hingu felt that this was a problem for most of the people.

    The Indian Express
  • Road Ministry gives nod to 18 projects worth Rs 16,614 cr

    The road transport and highways ministry on Friday cleared 18 highway projects having a cumulative length of 982 km to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 16,614 crore. As many as 11 projects of the proposed 18, cleared by the ministry in a meeting headed by its secretary Sanjay Mitra, would be developed through the newly-coined hybrid annuity model, in which the government would pay 40 per cent of the project cost in phases. Six projects would be developed through the EPC model and the remaining one using the traditional Build–operate–transfer (BOT) (toll) model.

    The Indian Express