• R.I.P Hanumanthappa: B-Town mourns brave soldier's death

    Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar, Anupam and Kirron Kher, Rishi Kapoor among others mourned soldier Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad's death on Thursday. While actor Anupam Kher saluted him for his sacrifice, Sunny Deol says that he will always be there in his heart.

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  • Katrina Kaif’s Bodyguard’s Funny Act Makes Her Laugh Out Loud!

    Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur are continuously promoting their upcoming film Fitoor. With back-to-back promotions, the stars visited Ahmedabad yesterday on February 9. Wearing denim on denim, Katrina Kaif was in all smiles as she was making her way at the Mumbai airport with co-star Aditya Roy Kapur.

    Business of Cinema
  • Aaradhya Enjoys Kabaddi Match With Abhishek-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    It's Sooo cute and inspiring to see the parents treating their child with so much of love and care and giving their full attention to them, without missing out on any Happy moments with them. Especially, towards Star Kids, who constantly grab headlines and right from what they were wearing to how many likes they have on their social media website pages, everything is noticed and is spoken about. Recently, Abhishek Bachchan's, 40th Birthday was celebrated in Maldives and a pic posted by Amitabh Bachchan saying "A family that stays together, sails together !!" This outing was a full on family gettogether and now Aaradhya Bachchan was spotted with her loving Parents Abhishek-Aishwarya at Pro Kabaddi in Bengaluru for watching a match of Abhishek's team "Jaipur Pink Panthers".

    Business of Cinema
  • Hrithik Roshan is not living alone anymore!

    So, who is keeping him company in his Juhu sea-facing flat?

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  • Tussle between Swamy, Sibal over National Herald hearing in SC

    New Delhi, Feb. 11 (ANI): Congress lawyer Kapil Sibal on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to hear the National Herald case on its scheduled date of February 12 despite Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy telling the court that he is unavailable for proceedings till February 19. The Congress is seeking a stay on the proceedings at a trial court.

    ANI
  • Pakistan concerned about India's military capabilities: Expert

    London, Feb 10 (IANS/RAY) Pakistan is concerned about India's military capabilities, according to Brigadier Ben Barry (retd), an expert on land warfare at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Speaking at the release of the IISS's annual flagship publication "The Military Balance", to which he was one of the main contributors, Barry said: "Pakistan is concerned about India's modernisation and its nuclear deal with the United States." He, however, clarified that the concern was not as a result of anything the Narendra Modi government had done, but because of acquisitions over a period of time, especially from the US.

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  • Doctor, woman arrested for accident, ruckus at hospital

    Delhi Police have arrested a 26-year-old woman and a doctor for allegedly assaulting a man after their Mercedes brushed against his bike in Connaught Place on Tuesday night. The woman later misbehaved with a doctor at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, claimed police. Police said the doctor, Prashant Aggarwal (45) and his friend Neha Jamal, were inebriated and were driving past Gate No. 6 of Rajiv Chowk metro station when their car brushed against a bike, throwing the biker Sonu and his colleague off it.

    The Indian Express
  • Arjun Kapoor's night out with Athiya Shetty

    Indeed, Khatron Ka Khiladi

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  • Siachen avalanche survivor Hanumanthappa Koppad dies

    An Indian soldier who survived being trapped under 25 feet (8 metres) of snow for six days after being caught in an avalanche died in hospital on Thursday. Hanumanthappa Koppad and nine colleagues were buried alive after a mass of snow collapsed on their post on the Siachen Glacier, which India and Pakistan have fought over intermittently for three decades. Although presumed dead, Hanumanthappa, was found with a pulse by rescue workers using shovels and chainsaws to cut through the ice and snow to reach the buried soldiers at a height of 19,600 feet (6,000 metres).

    Reuters
  • Nokia leaves investors in dark over outlook

    Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia (NOKIA.HE) warned that demand for new mobile networks would slow this year in China and said it would not give a financial outlook until April following its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent (ALUA.PA). The 15.6 billion euro deal helps Nokia to compete with Sweden's Ericsson (ERICb.ST) and China's Huawei (HWT.UL) previously the world's top two suppliers of network gear, in a market where limited growth and tough competition are pressuring prices. Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said the company expected market growth this year in North America, India, the Middle East and Africa, while fast growing China will cool down.

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  • Cricket: Month before tournament, WT20 problems mount

    Storm clouds were gathering Thursday over cricket's World Twenty20, with organisers still to release tickets or confirm the venues, less than a month before the tournament begins in India. Hundreds of thousands of supporters are expected to attend the 16-team contest which begins on March 8, the first time India has hosted the world cup for the game's newest and most popular format. "Everything will be sorted out very soon," Anurag Thakur, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), told AFP.

    AFP
  • Suresh Prabhu launches IRCTC's 'takeaway e-bedroll' facility

    New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): The Railway Ministry has given the go-ahead to the pilot project of E-Bedroll that allows passengers to avail bedroll kits through online booking and from over the counter at select outlets set up by the IRCTC on the stations. The facility was inaugurated remotely by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu from his office today for two stations in the national capital - New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin. Earlier, on February 7, the minister had inaugurated the facility at Chennai Central station - the day it was also launched at Thiruvananthapuram station by its Divisional Railway Manager (DRM).

    ANI
  • Karan Johar: 'No one is offering me any roles after my disastrous debut in 'Bombay Velvet'

    Filmmaker Karan Johar had made his full-fledged acting debut as an effeminate but sinister media baron in Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet and during the promotions of the period drama, KJo had gushed about the experience and had vowed to take up more acting assignments.

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  • Headley's deposition on 26/11 attack 'legally flawed', says former IPS officer

    Mumbai, Feb. 10 (ANI): Former IPS officer Y.P. Singh on Wednesday questioned 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks convict David Coleman Headley's silence on his Indian collaborators and dubbed his deposition before a Mumbai court as 'legally flawed'. Singh lashed out at the prosecution for not pressurising Headley to reveal his Indian connections, who would have guided him during his reconnaissance visits to the Siddhivinayak temple and BARC. "If he has said that he has visited Siddhivinayak temple, BARC, hotels and other sensitive installations.

    ANI
  • Dear Maneka Gandhi, don’t let beti bachao become beti bhagao

    Recently speaking at an event, Maneka Gandhi, Women and Child Welfare Minister, in response to a question on how people employed different means to detect the gender of an unborn child despite the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act mentioned that her ministry had sent a proposal to the Health Ministry to make sex determination compulsory instead of it being unauthorised and punishable by law. Barely had she said this, her ministry as well as the health ministry, as has become the habit with BJP, denied that any such suggestion was being discussed. Maybe the minister isn’t aware of the basis and reasons why the sex determination tests were banned in India or maybe she isn’t aware of the misogyny that pervades around the birth of a female child or worse doesn’t fathom how humungous a task it would be to monitor each pregnancy, in violation of a woman’s rights, after sex of the unborn child is known.

    The Indian Express
  • LeEco creates three industry records

    New Delhi/Bangalore, Feb.9 (ANI): Multinational internet technology giant LeEco received a record 95000 orders for its Le 1s mobiles within 20 seconds during its second flash sale on Flipkart on Tuesday. Prior to the flash sale today, the registration number reached a record high of 10.30 lacs - an astounding figure which is an industry first for any mobile brand in India, leave alone a recent entrant like LeEco. It would appear that LeEco's Le1s has endeared itself to Indian consumers and gained unprecedented popularity in a short span of time, owing to its superior performance, amazing features and attractive price.

    ANI
  • Ripple effect: scientists await word on gravitational waves

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A century ago, Albert Einstein hypothesized the existence of gravitational waves, small ripples in space and time that dash across the universe at the speed of light. On Thursday, at a news conference called by the U.S. National Science Foundation, researchers may announce at long last direct observations of the elusive waves. Such a discovery would represent a scientific landmark, opening the door to an entirely new way to observe the cosmos and unlock secrets about the early universe and mysterious objects like black holes and neutron stars.

    Reuters
  • Nida Fazli’s poetry: where Krishna met Allah

    Poet Nida Fazli wrote this piece, a plea in the form of a ghazal in 1994, a few months after riots and communal tensions in Mumbai had rattled the nation to its core. With lines such as `jeenewalon ko marne ki asaani de maula’ (let those who live know how to die in peace), Nida Fazli asked for integrity of life and dignity with death.

    The Indian Express
  • Postcard, from a Mumbai Village: Khotachiwadi, a tiny ‘village’ nestling in the city’s bustle

    The moment you walk into the blink-and-miss lane leading to Khotachiwadi, the bustle of the city seems far away. The presence of this winged resident, vanishing from almost all other parts of the city, is not the only marker of Khotachiwadi’s distinctiveness. The wadi was owned by a Hindu landlord, Dadoba Waman Khot, which is where the name is derived from.

    The Indian Express
  • Vodafone rolls out 4G services in Mumbai; offers free SIM upgrade to users

    Vodafone has rolled out 4G services on 1800 MHz band in selected areas of Mumbai including western suburbs and south Mumbai. Vodafone has also come out with special offers for its 4G users. Other services that Vodafone is offering are instant SIM swap at Vodafone stores and door-step delivery of postpaid 4G SIM within a day.

    The Indian Express