• Bollywood star Salman Khan gets five years for hit-and-run

    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar MUMBAI (Reuters) - A court on Wednesday sentenced Bollywood film star Salman Khan to five years in prison, for killing a man in a hit-and-run accident, the latest twist in the tumultuous career of a hero of India's silver screen. The Mumbai court convicted Khan, 49, of culpable homicide on charges that he lost control of his Toyota Landcruiser when driving under the influence of alcohol in 2002, and rammed into a group of people sleeping on a pavement. Khan, instantly recognisable by his muscular build, denied being behind the wheel, despite the testimony of several witnesses.

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  • Sucking it, licking it: Raj Kundra scolds SRK for 'disgusting' ad on Twitter - Firstpost

    New Frooti Life's new ad seems to assume that Toy Story-like characters prancing around a giant mango will bowl kids over and make them harangue their parents to buy them the mango drink . It has a mango playing Gulliver to tiny GI Joe like humans, one slightly resembling Shah Rukh Khan. The humans try to push the mango, tie it to a car, make an elephant pull it, hit it, but the mango is immovable and unfazed -- sort of like Baba Ramdev. This is when GI Joe SRK comes to the rescue and chants the ill-tempered mango world's version of 'Khulja Sim Sim', as in the immortal words: "Aam suck it'a, lick it'a".

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  • Kangana Ranaut’s Dress Raises Eyebrows At The National Awards Ceremony

    Actress Kangana Ranaut who has been in the limelight for all the positive reasons lately has landed in steep trouble due to her chosen apparel at the 62nd National Awards function this year. The curly haired beauty was adorning a lilac colored outfit by a New York based Indian designer Bibhu Mohapatra. Apparently, the designer’s creation was also once worn the first lady of US Michelle Obama when she visited India earlier this year.

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  • Is Rana Daggubati The Reason Why Trisha Broke Up With Varun Manian?

    Kollywood’s queen Trisha is again in news and this time for her growing closeness with her ex boyfriend Rana Daggubati. Yes, Trisha is the same actress who was recently in news for her sudden break up with her then fiancé Varun Manian. Everything was going smooth and steady for the actress in her relationship, and just when Trisha’s fans thought that this was it for the actress, Trisha broke off the engagement with Varun Manian for some unknown reason.

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  • Lok Sabha passes goods and services tax reform

    The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill that seeks to transform the country into a common market, harmonising state and central levies into a national sales tax which is expected to boost manufacturing. The Rajya Sabha will now have to pass the constitution amendment bill, after which more than a half of India's 29 states must approve it before the federal and state governments get equal powers to tax goods and services. "The whole country, which is one-sixth of world's population, would become a single market and therefore it would give a necessary fillip as far as trade is concerned," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told lawmakers.

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  • Deepika Padukone Finally Breaks Her Silence On My Choice Video

    Deepika Padukone’s ‘My Choice’ video got mixed reaction from the audiences. Some of them liked it, while some of them didn’t, but the controversies for the video didn’t stop. Many Bollywood celebrities came forward to keep their opinion towards Deepika’s ‘My Choice’ video.

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  • Sunny Leone: I don't want to go nude in movies

    By Jahnavi Patel, Glamsham Editorial What happens in the past stays in the past. Ask her if she is trying to change the perception that people have towards her and she says, "I don't think that it's a perception thing, I just don't want to go nude in movies, and it's not something that I am interested in doing. It's like going backwards and I am here in Bollywood to make mainstream movies and this is what I wanted to do.

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  • Viral photo of 'Nepal earthquake victims' turns out to be 2007 photo of Vietnam kids - Firstpost

    One of the most shared photos on social media after the Nepal earthquake which was said to be a picture of two children clinging to each other in the aftermath of the natural tragedy, actually turned out to be a file photo of two children in Vietnam. The picture had been taken by freelance photographer and writer Na-Son Nguyen, who tweeted about how his picture was being misused as a photo depicting the crisis in Nepal.

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  • Is It Wedding Bells For Ranbir Kapoor And Katrina Kaif Already?

    Its no more a secret that Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif are dating each other and are all set to marry soon. According to the latest reports, lovely couple Ranbir-Katrina are gearing up with the preparations to make the official announcement of their relationship. Recently Ranbir Kapoor who always dodged the question about his marriage with Katrina Kaif said, “I think you cannot keep it private.

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  • Sunny Leone: Some actors are unwilling to work with me

    Q. Is your upcoming film, Kuch Kuch Locha Hai the usual Sunny Leone film? A. No, it’s a family story that centers on innocent, funny situations involving Ram Kapoor and his family. Q. So why has it got an ‘A’ certificate from the Censor Board? Some actors are unwilling to work with me and others want to work with me either because of my name or my professionalism.

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  • Man gets sack 25 years after he got job with fake certificate - The Times of India

    Fake certificates submitted in support of work experience led to Khub Ram’s dismissal from government service more than 25 years later, despite earning two promotions for good work.

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  • The 10 least healthy items you can order at McDonald's

    McDonald's unhealthy image is partially to blame for the brand's declining US sales. But some menu  items are far worse for you than others.  The website FindTheBest.com has a comprehensive list of the most caloric menu items at the fast food chain. 

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  • Spotted: Preity Zinta, Vidya Balan, Vivek Oberoi at Mumbai airport

    Bollywood actors Preity Zinta, Vidya Balan and Vivek Oberoi were spotted at the Mumbai airport

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  • Pakistan, England players missing out on IPL: Akram

    Kolkata: Asserting that the IPL is a great platform for to sharpen skills, legendary pacer Wasim Akram today said Pakistan and England were losing out big time with their players not featuring in the cash-rich Twenty20 cricket tournament. “Not only IPL benefits players monetarily they also get a chance to sharpen their skills. Playing in front of 50-60,000 crowd obviously gives a massive boost to a cricketer’s confidence,” the Kolkata Knight Riders bowling consultant told reporters at DPS North Kolkata, here.

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  • Ten minutes of Maxwell v Johnson

    Maxwell is once again out of the crease, and, as if he has visualised what was going to happen, he leans into the stroke to punch the ball powerfully towards deep point. Maxwell has made up his mind even before Johnson has released the delivery. If you are Geoffrey Boycott, you would throw Maxwell out on the streets with his kit bag for his response to the next delivery.

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  • 14 students stopped at Hyderabad airport from joining Islamic State: Report | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

    According to intelligence agencies, 14 students, who were on their way to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State (IS) were stopped at Hyderabad airport, said a news report on Wednesday. The state and Central intelligence agencies had began verification of students with suspicious links after Ateef Waseem from Mancherial in Adilabad district died while fighting for Islamic said.

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  • Rajasthan beckons Karnataka investors

    Bengaluru, May 5 (IANS) Rajasthan on Tuesday showcased investment opportunities for prospective investors from Karnataka. "It's our government's endeavour to realise its vision of inclusive growth and all-round development by harnessing the power of partnerships," Rajasthan Urban Development and Housing Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat told reporters here. Inviting investors from the state to participate in the ensuing two-day partnership summit in Jaipur on November 19-20, he said Rajasthan wanted investors from across the country and the world over to harness its investor-friendly environment, developed infrastructure, abundant talent pool and geographic advantage.

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  • Indian Origin Scientist Who Developed World's First Human Micro Liver Wins $250,000 Heinz Award - The Better India

    An award-winning successful scientist, a dancer and a loving mother; here is all you need to know about Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia who received the Heinz Award in Technology, the Economy and Employment category. Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia receives the Heinz Award in Technology, the Economy and Employment category, for her seminal work in tissue engineering and disease detection, including the cultivation of functional liver cells outside of the human body, and for her passion in promoting the advancement of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

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  • Ram Janmabhoomi is in Pakistan, says AIMPLB member - The Times of India

    Stoking controversy, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) member Abdul Raheem Qureshi said the Ram Janmabhoomi is in Pakistan and not Ayodhya.

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  • Intex Aqua Star II HD With 5-Inch Display Launched at Rs. 6,590

    Intex's new Aqua series smartphone features a 5-megapixel front camera, and is powered by a quad-core processor.

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