• Drishyam review: It's a promising murder mystery weakened by Ajay Devgn - Firstpost

    Drishyam, a Hindi remake of Jeethu Joseph's Malayalam film, opens with a declaration that it is based on an original story by Joseph. This is clearly designed to make Ekta Kapoor and anyone who has read Keigo Higashino’s The Devotion of Suspect X choke on their popcorn. Kapoor bought the rights to remake Higashino’s fantastic murder mystery in Hindi. Meanwhile, far away from Kapoor’s Andheri office, Joseph adapted the novel’s plot for a Malayalam film starring Mohanlal, and set it in an Indian village.

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  • Why Your Husband Should Not Be Your Best Friend: 5 Witty Examples To Convince You

    For that, you would always need the reliable ears of your best friend. See the differences in these replies, and we are sure you too would agree with us that your husband should never be your best friend!

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  • First person: The story behind how Sanjay Gandhi slapped Indira six times at a dinner party

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lewis M Simons was the Washington Post correspondent in Delhi when the Emergency was imposed. Simons recounts how he got the story and the reaction of Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi when he met them long after the Emergency had been lifted. You did a story in the Washington Post quoting an unnamed source who claimed that Sanjay Gandhi had slapped his mother, Indira Gandhi, six times at a dinner party.

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  • SRK, Kajol wrap up ‘Dilwale’ in Bulgaria, return to India

    Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, who have been in Bulgaria for the shooting of their upcoming Rohit Shetty's 'Dilwale', finally wrapped up the schedule and returned to India.

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  • India wins patent war on hair loss formula - The Economic Times

    NEW DELHI: India scored an important success when it fully protected its traditional knowledge by stalling a leading UK-based laboratory's move to patent a medicinal composition containing turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss. The move comes just days after India foiled a similar attempt by US-based consumer goods giant Colgate-Palmolive from patenting a mouthwash formula containing herbal extracts. The vigilance of the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) helped protect the Indian products as the council in its submission to the European Patent Office managed to prove that turmeric, pine bark and green tea were being used as a treatment for hair loss in Indian systems of medicine like Ayurveda and Unani since ancient times.

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  • Monthly Tarot Forecast for August by Mita Bhan

    Celebrity astrologer Mita Bhan unfolds Tarot Readings for the month of August 2015. Let's see what the cards reveal for your sun sign:  Aries August is the month of making choices. No more sitting on the fence. No more procrastinating. No more avoiding

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  • When Shoaib Malik Challenged Yuvraj To Dance

    Yuvraj Singh resembled MJ’s moonwalk to counter Shoaib Mallik’s challenge. The man who is being missed on the field to smash the ball and liven up the stadium is Yuvraj Singh. Well, it all commenced when Sania Mirza was off to Pakistan to relish Eid with her beloved Shoaib Malik and it was then when she posted a dubsmash dance dancing along with the Pakistan team to celebrate its victory against Srilanka. What followed was Yuvi’s sparking comment, “Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik were great athletes but terrible dancers”.

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  • From Sonakshi Sinha to Karan Johar, Bollywood stars galore at Arpita Khan Sharma's birthday bash - Firstpost

    Bollywood stars came out in large numbers to celebrate the birthday of Salman Khan's sister Arpita Khan Sharma.

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  • Most extremists in India are not Muslim – they are Hindu

    Are most terrorists in India Muslims? On April 1, Nigeria’s ambassador to India responded to a comment made by Union minister Giriraj Singh, who said: “If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian lady and not a white-skinned woman, would the Congress have accepted her leadership?” The remark revealed the casual racism that is so commonplace in India. Rediff ran a commentary headlined “5 reasons why Giriraj Singh should shut up”. Presumably he means Muslims.

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  • Jayalalithaa gives Rs 6 lakh assistance to ailing folk singer

    Responding to an appeal by indigent and ailing Tamil folk singer-cum-actress Paravai M

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  • 'Thulla' effect: Complaint against Aamir Khan over 'PK'

    New Delhi: A complaint has been filed by short filmmaker Ullhas PR against Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan for calling Delhi Police officials “thulla” in his 2014 blockbuster “PK”. The complaint was filed in the New Ashok Nagar police station here on Sunday afternoon. Citing the example of police complaints filed against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in July, Ullhas said that if a complaint can be filed against Kejriwal for using the derogatory term then why not Aamir Khan.

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  • Dear Apple: Please be nice to Microsoft

    It's been a few days since Microsoft Windows 10 launched, and so far I'm loving it — and that's coming from someone who's been using a Macbook for the last 10 years. There are lots of perks to buying into the Apple ecosystem. There's Handoff, an Apple feature that lets you shunt websites and draft emails from the phone to the desktop.

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  • Are beauty pageants dying? | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

    Quiz question - who is Aditi Arya? Alright then, who is the reigning Miss India? Yes, 20-year-old Aditi Arya of Delhi was crowned Miss India on March 28 this year. Ditto with her predecessor Koyal Rana, who made it to the top 10 in the Miss World pageant.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo proves he is the best man by buying Jorge Mendes a Greek Island for a wedding present

    Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t bother leafing through the Argos catalogue when he wanted to buy a wedding present for his agent Jorge Mendes. Instead, the Real Madrid star – who is best man at his long-time friend and confidant’s marriage today – decided to stepover the pyrex dishes, mug trees, fondue sets and towel (not Gareth) bales, and splash out a bit more than most of the 400 guests who are expected to attend. Greece has decided to sell off some of its islands in a bid to help clear up its crippling financial problems and according to Portuguese publication Move Noticias, Ronaldo splashed out anything from €3m to €50m for the non-disclosed land.

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  • Here are the new prices of petrol and diesel in 6 metropolitan cities | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

    Here are the new prices of petrol and diesel in 6 metropolitan cities - The prices of petrol and diesel were last cut in Delhi by Rs 2 per litre each which excluded local sales tax.

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  • Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks | Reuters - Firstpost

    SAINT-DENIS, Reunion As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt. Reunion, a part of France that lies in the Indian Ocean around 370 miles east of Madagascar, gained newfound notoriety last week when a beach cleaner stumbled across a barnacled piece of an airplane wing known as a flaperon. The wreckage was flown on Friday to mainland France where experts hope forensic analysis will uncover if it was part of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished without trace in March 2014 along with 239 passengers and crew. Many of the 800,000 residents have been overwhelmed by the attention placed on their island, where big local stories are usually about shark attacks and volcanic eruptions.

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  • Salman Khan’s sister Arpita’s birthday bash attended by Sonakshi, Shraddha, Karisma

    Salman Khan celebrated sister Arpita Khan's birthday with family and actors like Sonakshi Sinha, Shraddha Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh were also present.

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  • Shri Saibaba's aarati timings changed:

      Shirdi, Aug 1 (PTI) Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) has announced changes in the timing of Shri Saibaba's aaratis with effect from today, in view of the heavy rush of pilgrims during the ongoing Kumbh Mela.   Shri Saibaba's 'shejarati' (last aarati) which earlier took place at 10.30 PM will now be held at 11.30 PM, while the morning 'kakad' aarati will be held at 3.00 AM instead of 4.30 AM.   This decision was taken by SSST's three-member committee today, Rajendra Jadhav, the trust's executive officer told PTI.   "The changes were effected from today for at least two months, considering the heavy rush of pilgrims during the ongoing Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Kumbh Mela, so that the main temple of Shri Saibaba will be open for 20 hours in a day," Jadhav said, adding that the SSST will accordingly inform the devotees, who have made online booking for these two aaratis, through SMS.

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  • How a Chinese Billionaire Built Her Fortune - NDTV

    Zhou Qunfei is the world's richest self-made woman. Zhou, the founder of Lens Technology, owns a $27 million estate in Hong Kong. Zhou knows the drill. For years, she labored in a factory, the best job she could get having grown up in an impoverished village in central China.

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  • Indians kidnapped by IS: Vijay was returning from Libya for good

    Bengaluru/Raichur/Tumakuru: It was a sleepless night for Sunitha Vijaykumar, 38, wife of Vijay Kumar, who was one of the four Indians detained by the Islamic State militants on July 29. The housewife, a mother of two, is now relieved after the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed to her that her husband was released on Friday evening. Sunitha and her two sons, Suhas V. (19) and Siddarth (14), who stay in at their new residence in Kormangala 6th Block, were shocked when a senior staff from the university called in from Sirte, Libya around 10 pm on Thursday to tell them that Vijay Kumar had been detained at the Islamic State controlled area near Tripoli. Vijay Kumar and three other faculty at the varsity were on their way to the airport to head to India on Wednesday night when they were detained around 11 p.m., said Mr Hemant Kumar, Vijay Kumar’s brother.

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