• Vadra gets clean chit for land deals in Haryana

    Four Haryana deputy commissioners conducted inquiries into Vadra's deals after IAS officer Ashok Khemka's order.

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  • I don’t sleep at night, I work 16 hours a day: Priyanka Chopra

    Which actress wouldn’t want to be in the shoes of Priyanka Chopra today? From India to USA, Priyanka has been spreading her effervescent charm whereever she sets foot. Post Quantico, her fame has catapulted to an altogether new level. On the flip side, Priyanka Chopra has been literally living out of a suitcase. We caught up with this versatile actress when she made a whirlwind stopover in Mumbai recently to promote Bajirao Mastani. Excerpts from the conversation.

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  • Watch: 5 made to leave movie hall for ‘not standing’ during national anthem

    A group of five people, including a child, was harassed, intimidated and forced to leave a suburban cinema hall Sunday after some moviegoers took exception to them for purportedly not standing up for the national anthem. The 2 minute, 40 second video shows a crowd encircling and harassing the family for not standing up during the national anthem. The group, comprising a man, three women and a child, was at PVR Cinemas at Phoenix MarketCity, Kurla, to watch a late night show of the film Tamasha.

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  • Anil Kumble quits Mumbai Indians over conflict issue

    MUMBAI Indians chief mentor Anil Kumble has decided to step down from his post from the IPL franchise with immediate effect. The former India captain has been associated with Mumbai Indians since January 2013 and he has decided to pursue other opportunities in sports and cricket. This comes in the wake of BCCI’s crack down on the conflict of interest issue, a few weeks ago, Sourav Ganguly had replaced Kumble as the BCCI technical committee chief as the leg-spinner was still acting as mentor to Mumbai Indians.

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  • Indrani threatened suicide to get joint ownership of flat: Peter Mukerjea

    Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, allegedly demanded joint ownership of husband Peter Mukerjea’s flat in south Mumbai’s Marlow Apartments and threatened to commit suicide to force his hand. In a statement to Mumbai Police in September, accessed by The Indian Express, Peter said Indrani blackmailed him by threatening to jump from the fourth floor if the flat’s ownership status wasn’t changed. “When I was CEO of Star TV, Indrani was running M/s.INX Services.

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  • Mumbai Police arrest 20-year-old for ‘raping’ friend from college

    The Kherwadi police on Sunday arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly raping his friend from college and threatening to circulate nude pictures of her on social networking sites, police said. In her complaint, she said that her college friend has sexually assaulted her thrice in the last 12 days. "We arrested the accused in the early hours of Sunday and are further probing the matter,” said Sujata Pail, senior police inspector, Kherwadi police.

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  • Dawood’s properties set to go under the hammer next week

    A sedan, an eatery on Pakmodia Street and tenancy rights to a property in Matunga, once owned by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, will go for auction on December 9. The auction to be carried out by a private firm under the Smugglers & Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Properties) Act 1976 will be the second time that some of his properties in Mumbai go under the hammer. Four more properties in Nani Daman will be auctioned too.

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  • 'We will bring back Aamir Khan if he goes out of India' - News18.com

    Days after actor Aamir Khan's 'intolerance' remarks kicked up a storm, Republican Party of India (RPI) leader Ramdas Athawale on

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  • Gold down on dollar, eyes biggest monthly fall in 2-1/2 years

    Gold edged lower on Monday, heading towards its lowest level in nearly six years as the dollar hit a multi-month high and on track for its steepest monthly slide in 2-1/2 years on prospects of a U.S. interest rate hike this year. Spot gold slipped 0.1 percent to $1,056.01 an ounce by 1053 GMT, not far off from of Friday's $1,052.46, the lowest since February 2010. The U.S. Federal Reserve holds its next policy meeting on Dec. 15-16.

  • Bangladesh raises concern as Rajnath order hits beef supply

    IN APRIL this year, Union Home MInister Rajnath Singh instructed BSF personnel deployed along the Indo-Bangla border to stop cattle smuggling. Seven months later, smuggling is down 70 per cent and the number of smugglers shot dead till October by the BSF stood at a high of 24, double last year’s 10. A Home Ministry official said this was the principal issue raised by an alarmed Bangladesh at the November 16-17 Home Secretary-level talks between the two countries in Dhaka.

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  • Marriage: Not a matter of 'saath pheras' anymore

    By Mehak Sabharwal New Delhi, Nov. 30(ANI): Marriage is not a cake walk and when the elderly people say this they mean it, literally. When wedding photographer Tarun Chawla was asked about the trending post wedding photo shoots, he told ANI, "I am personally not a big fan of pre wedding or post wedding shoot, but yes, they are now main stream." He added, "Earlier being offered by selected few photographers, now they are being done by even entry level studios.

  • Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Tamasha’ earns Rs. 24.04 cr in two days

    After Salman Khan's staggering collections with 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', all attention is now focused on Imtiaz Ali's directorial, 'Tamasha', starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

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  • Modi says developing nations need space to grow

    Developing countries need room to develop while fighting climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told delegates at the start of two weeks of U.N. talks in Paris on Monday. "The prosperous still have a strong carbon footprint and the world's billions at the bottom of the development ladder are seeking space to grow. Earlier, he held talks with U.S. President Barack Obama during which Modi pledged to ensure India's development would go "hand in hand" with environmental protection, while Obama acknowledged India's right to grow and fight poverty.

  • Madrasa row: Was abused by ustad, says Kerala filmmaker Ali Akbar

    Challenging the claim of Sunni Muslim leader Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliyar that Kerala madrasas were free from sexual abuse, a Malayalam film director said he was sexually exploited by an ustad (teacher) during his time in madrasa. Film director Ali Akbar said that when he studied in Class IV at a madrasa in Wayanad district, the then ustad had sexually abused him.

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  • Erstwhile king of Tigiria Brajraj Mahapatra dies in Odisha

    Brajraj Kshatriya Birbar Chamupati Singh Mahapatra (94) was erstwhile king of the princely state of Tigiria in Cuttack district. The erstwhile king died this afternoon at his asbestos-roofed mud hut in Puruna Tigiria village, which had been his home since 1987. Among the 26 princely states of Orissa, Tigiria was the smallest with an area of 119 sq km. After the merger, Mahapatra got Rs 11,200 a year till former PM Indira Gandhi abolished the system in 1975.

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  • 12,000 km of natural gas pipeline approved

    New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Around 1,175 kms of gas pipeline is pending for award due to the ongoing Supreme Court case regarding the proposed Ennore-Bengaluru-Puducherry-Nagapattinam-Madurai-Tuticorin stretch, ...

  • Petrol, diesel prices cut

    New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The three state-run oil marketing companies on Monday reduced petrol and diesel prices. Petrol and diesel will be cheaper by Rs.0.58 and Rs.0.25 per litre respectively in the national capital.

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  • There was no way we could default on our loan even if our crop failed: Farmer’s widow

    Last month, Magshira Majhi of Tukurla, Bargarh, went out to his paddy field and drank pesticide. Majhi, 49, father of five sons and a daughter, was one of 100-odd farmers in Odisha who have committed suicide this year over crop failure triggered by drought. Crops over 8.82 lakh hectares in 25 of 30 districts have been affected by poor rains.

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  • Peter Mukerjea’s polygraph test: Questions mostly personal, few on money

    The CBI may have told a Mumbai court it suspected financial deals behind Sheena Bora’s murder, but when it subjected Peter Mukerjea — former media baron, her stepfather and an accused in the case — to a lie-detector test in New Delhi Saturday, he was asked few questions on money matters, sources claimed. “Only a few questions were on the INX News Pvt Ltd sale deal and if Peter or his wife Indrani opened any overseas account/s in Sheena’s name and parked their ‘ill-gotten’ gains in her account/s. Most questions tried to glean information on Peter’s possible role in the conspiracy,” a senior CBI officer said. “Did you and Indrani hatch the plot to kill Sheena?”, “Were you told about the murder after it was committed?”, “Did you lie to Rahul that Sheena was alive?” were among the questions posed to Peter at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in New Delhi.

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  • Amid ‘strict VHP vigil’, cow sales at Pushkar down 94 per cent

    The famous cattle fair at Pushkar held earlier this month saw a drop in cow sales by 94 per cent over the past two years. The number of cows brought to the fair, an important event on the cattle trade calendar for its immense tourism value, saw a fall by 89 per cent during the same period, official data shows. In 2012-13, 4,270 govansh (the official umbrella term for cows, bulls and calves) were brought to the fair, while 2,178 were sold.

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