• Anyone Better Than Deepika-Ranveer as Bajirao Mastani? Priyanka Answers - NDTV Movies

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra feels no one is better than Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone as Bajirao and Mastani in upcoming film Bajirao Mastani. Directed Sanjay Leela Bhansali reportedly wanted to make Bajirao Mastani with Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan but things did not work out. "I will have to imagine Salman and Aishwarya playing these roles first, and then I have to think of Ranveer and Deepika upstaging it. It is complicated. I think no one is better than Ranveer and Deepika as Bajirao and Mastani," Priyanka told reporters when asked if Ranveer and Deepika can upstage the chemistry that Salman and Aishwarya could have created. "This film has taken 12 years. I believe when

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  • Minor raped: Principal resigns on moral grounds after parents stage protest outside school

    A WEEK after three teachers of a school in Mira Road were arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl repeatedly for the past one year, hundreds of parents Saturday staged a protest outside the school demanding action against the principal for negligence. After a meeting with the school management, the principal of the primary school resigned and the trustees of the school issued a letter to the parents assuring that certain safety measures will be adopted.

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  • Indrani’s driver to CBI: She took 2-hr beauty break on day of murder

    “Jagah dekhkar madam boli Sheena ke liye achha jagah hain (Seeing the spot, madam said this is a good spot for Sheena)”. On April 23, 2012, Shyam Rai recalls a recce outing, cruising through Pen where Indrani Mukerjea asked him to stop at a point. Flanked by a hillock and a forest bush on one side, and a stream on the other, it was a calm Indrani who confirmed the location for Sheena, he says.

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  • Behind closed doors: Sonia Gandhi spoke the most, GST bill might soon be approved - Firstpost

    It was Congress President Sonia Gandhi who did most of the talking during the 45-minute meeting with Narendra Modi on Friday evening. It was to her that the prime minister and his two senior ministers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, responded and did all the explaining on the sticky points of the Goods and Services Tax Bill. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who accompanied Sonia to the prime minister’s official residence at 7 Race Course Road, mostly sat quietly through the meeting. The impression which the three top ruling leaders got from Singh’s limited response was that he didn’t think that the Congress’s objections had much merit and were viable.

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  • Obama and daughters purchase prose and ice pops on Small Business Saturday

    By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took his teenage daughters Malia and Sasha shopping on Saturday for books and a sweet treat to promote Small Business Saturday, an annual event designed to boost holiday shopping at mom-and-pop shops. In the tiny Upshur Street Books in northwest Washington, the casually dressed Obama and his daughters browsed for books with the help of the store manager, Anna Thorn. The Obamas bought nine books that spanned age brackets, including three young-adult novels by Cynthia Voigt, “Purity: A Novel” by Jonathan Franzen, “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel” by Salman Rushdie, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8” by Jeff Kinney, and “Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life” by Rachel Renée Russell.

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  • No written exam for police recruitment, announces CM Akhilesh Yadav

    Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday announced that there will be no written examinations for recruitments in police and the selection will done on the basis of marks obtained by the applicants in high school and intermediate examinations. “There will be no written examination for police recruitment. Addressing a function here to flag off 500 ambulances under Samajwadi Ambulanace Seva Scheme at his residence here, Akhilesh launched a veiled attack on BJP saying those who were ahead in publicity have been exposed and people would “give second chance only to those who work”.

    The Indian Express
  • Table for one: Are single diners given a warm welcome?

    Gobbling down a greasy Chinese takeaway in the parking lot of a mall, occupying an obscure corner seat in a nameless Udupi restaurant or ordering a sandwich in the anonymity of her hotel room has never been her thing.

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  • Delhi HC to police: Why hide behind trees to challan violators

    The city’s traffic police came under fire from Delhi High Court over traffic snarls in the city, during a hearing on a PIL regarding air pollution Friday. The bench of Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva asked why traffic police personnel “hid behind trees” to challan traffic violators instead of standing visibly on the road to ensure that violations did not occur. The bench had earlier observed that traffic congestion was a major source of air pollution in the capital.

    The Indian Express
  • 45 acres ‘encroached’ by Shiv Sena, BJP-run private clubs: Mumbai Congress chief

    Calling the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) record on protecting Mumbai’s open spaces a farce, Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam Friday accused the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party, who have been controlling the civic body for over two decades, of encroaching 45 acres prime open space meant for public use. Of the 1,200 acres marked as compulsory open spaces — either ‘recreation grounds’ (RGs) or ‘playgrounds’ (PGs) in BMC terminology — 45 acres have been occupied for over 20 years through private clubs run by the Sena and BJP’s leaders including MPs, MLAs and former MLAs, said Nirupam. “Whether it is Matoshree club in Jogeshwari or the Kamla Vihar club in Borivali, the Dahisar foundation premises or the Poisar gymkhana, these have all been literally grabbed by the Sena-BJP leaders,” said Nirupam.

    The Indian Express
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  • Sachin Tendulkar Unplugged

    I haven’t travelled in a Mumbai local since 1988, says Sachin (The Hindu) Sachin Tendulkar, the cricketer, and Sachin Tendulkar, the human being. In his first interview to a publication after his tour of the United States where he organised the Cricket All-Stars tournament featuring yesteryear greats of the game, Tendulkar opened up like never before to The Hindu: about life after retirement, his children, his love for Mumbai, and how he plans to give back to his country. Wait over, Mishra redeems himself (Indian Express) In the times he has been out of the Indian team, he had realised that he had to tinker around with his bowling to push his case. He was slow through the air, much slower than

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  • Air India might start Delhi-Washington flight: Minister

    New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) In a bid to expand its international operations, national passenger carrier Air India might start a direct flight between New Delhi and Washington DC. This was announced by Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on the sidelines of an event to mark the launch of Air India's direct flight connecting New Delhi to San Francisco held on Friday evening. "Air India is actively pursuant to connect more Indian cities to the US," Raju told reporters.

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  • Nitish-Lalu ego clash to bring mid-term poll in Bihar: LJP supremo Ram Vilas Paswan - News18.com

    LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said the Grand Alliance (GA) will not complete its full term and force

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  • Sheena Bora Murder- Peter Mukerjea undergoes lie detection test to verify claims

    Former media baron Peter Mukerjea, an accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, was Saturday subjected to a polygraph test by the CBI to “verify” his statements. CBI sources claimed that the test became necessary as Peter purportedly changed his version a number of times on key aspects of the murder mystery and his answers were not convincing. Peter, 60, was taken to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) Saturday morning for questioning. Sources said only scientists and Peter were present in the room when the test was carried out. The list of questions was handed over to the CFSL expert who carried out the examination.

    The Indian Express
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  • Knowledge centre to treasure Kalam

    Delhi Assembly Friday passed a resolution for setting up a knowledge centre in the national capital in memory of former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. The knowledge centre would showcase the life, work and ideals of Kalam, who died on July 27. Delhi tourism minister Kapil Mishra informed the assembly the government had constituted a team to safely procure Kalam’s belongings from Rameswaram.

    The Indian Express
  • Rupee to be under pressure in the short-term: Experts

    Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Anxiety over an imminent US rate hike, possible escalation of Middle East crises and continued outflow of foreign funds from domestic equity and debt markets would keep the Indian rupee in a tight spot, experts said on Saturday. "There has been inherent dollar strength and markets would remain choppy ahead of US Fed's December meeting, critically watched Syrian conflict, and recent terror attacks," Hiren Sharma, senior vice president, currency advisory at Anand Rathi Financial Services, told IANS. Recent US economic data and signs from the US Fed have indicated an imminent rate hike in the US from December.

  • Satya Nadella to visit Hyderabad next month

    Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation CEO Satya Nadella will visit his home town Hyderabad next month, an official said on Saturday. A Telangana government official told IANS that Nadella will ...

  • Three arrested in Kolkata for ISI links

    Kolkata, Nov. 29 (ANI): Three suspected ISI agents namely- Ashfaq Ansari, Jahangir, and Irshad Ansari - were on Sunday arrested by the Kolkata Special Task Force (STF).

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  • Experts optimistic Tut's tomb may conceal Egypt's lost queen

    By Eric Knecht LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) - Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of the lost Queen Nefertiti, experts said on Saturday. There is huge international interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C. and is thought to be Tutankhamun's stepmother, and confirmation of her final resting place would be the most remarkable Egyptian archaeological find this century. Discovery of Nefertiti, whose chiselled cheek-bones and regal beauty were immortalised in a 3,300-year old bust now in a Berlin museum, would shed fresh light on what remains a mysterious period of Egyptian history.

  • It takes two to tango: Envoy on anti-India feeling in Nepal

    Kathmandu, Nov. 28 (ANI): Amid the ongoing blockade and protests at the Indo-Nepal border, Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae has said it takes two to tango as far as the anti-India feeling in the country is concerned. "As to why there is an anti India feeling, yes I agree with you that it takes, you know, do hath se talli bajti hai (It takes two hands to clap) and that's why I'm saying it is something we need to discuss," Rae said at a press briefing in Kathmandu. "It is in the interest of Nepal, if India is at fault, you should tell us, 'this is why we dislike you', and then we can try and see what we can do about it if we can do anything about it.

  • Varanasi villagers blame Coca-Cola for water scarcity

    Eighteen village councils are demanding a local Coca-Cola bottling plant be prohibited from extracting water from the ground, claiming its over usage has led to water scarcity in the area, said an environmental campaign group. The villages, which are located in Mehdiganj area of Varanasi district -- the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- claim they have been facing water shortages since 1999 when the plant began operations. "Elected village council heads represent the voice of the people, and they are clear that Coca-Cola is not welcome in Mehdiganj.

    The Indian Express