• Vajpayee's first photo in years is a dud

    New Delhi: It was probably the first photograph of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee that Indians saw in years, as President Pranab Mukherjee conferred on him the nation's highest civilian honour - the Bharat Ratna - at his home here on Friday. But the single photograph released - of the presentation ceremony as President Mukherjee placed the ribboned medallion around Vajpayee neck - did not show most of his face as the tray held by the president's ADC blocked the camera view. Vajpayee, 90, who has been ailing for some years, and is reportedly immobile, was presented the top honour at his 6, Krishna Menon Marg residence by President Mukherjee, who in a break from protocol and "in a special gesture", went to the BJP leader's house to confer the honour.

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  • Anushka Sharma Lashes Back Against Cyber Bullying

    Bollywood’s actress Anushka Sharma, who is currently dating Virat Kohli, faced a lot of criticism and bad comments from people all over the Internet for Team India’s defeat in the Cricket World Cup semifinals. The Internet bullying started as soon as Virat Kohli returned to pavilion. The video’s purpose is to take a stand against sexism and cyber bullying.

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  • 5 reasons India lost the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final against Australia

    India collapsed to a 95-run defeat at the hands of Australia, with a variety of errors being made by India.

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  • Fatal Tragedy On Deepika Padukone And Ranveer Singh’s Bajirao Mastani Sets

    According to the latest reports, a fatal accident has occurred on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani. The accident led to the death of a horse that was brought to Rajasthan for the shooting of a fighting sequence. Sources close to the film claimed that the horse was already unwell and died due to natural reasons.

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  • Shilpa Shetty: Viaan is my bodyguard | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

    Shilpa Shetty: Viaan is my bodyguard - Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra's son Viaan may be just three years old, but the toddler is already on his way to becoming a very possessive son. While he has been a regular at cricket stadiums, thanks to the couple's association with IPL, Viaan is now old enough to understand that his mother is famous. Talking about it, Shilpa says, "He sees my hoardings and ocassionally while watching TV, will look at the screen and squel Mumma. He knows it's weird that people are constantly around us, but I am not sure he is old enough to know I am an actress. Viaan is a very possessive child. When people walk up to us for pictures, he vehemently says no. My son is my boduguard now."

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  • Priyanka Chopra: Sick and all alone

    By Shaheen Irani, Glamsham Editorial Priyanka Chopra, who is currently shooting for a TV episode in the New York City, has fallen sick and she also feels lonely in the big city.She took to a micro-blogging site and wrote, "So it finally caught up..

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  • Pigeon with a chip lands in Gujarat, sparks security fear - The Times of India

    On March 23, the pigeon was remanded to police custody after the Coast Guard officials contacted the Vadinar Marine police station and asked it to join the multi-agency probe into its antecedents.

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  • Dancer, lawyer, now a Lieutenant at 25, city girl shows the way

    From being a lawyer to a classical Bharatanatyam dancer and now a Lieutenant with the Indian Army, 25-year-old Lt Anjana Mohan has worn many hats. On Friday, as she adjusts her cap for a photo op with the media, sitting at a distance observing her closely, her 62-year-old father Mohan Karkera’s eyes glitter with pride. Lt Mohan is the first lady cadet to secure both the rare distinction of bagging a gold medal and the coveted sword of honour in the combined courses of Short Service Commission 99 and Short Service Commission (Women) 13 courses from the Indian Army’s Officer Training Academy (OTA), Chennai. Karkera tells The Indian Express that the academy will host a small function in the first week of April where the parents are required to give a token which states ‘Meri santaan desh ko samarpit’ (I give away my daughter to the country) .

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  • Sachin Tendulkar's Wax Statue Moved Out of Sydney Tussauds

    Sydney: Two years ago, India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar's wax statue was installed at the Madame Tussauds here amidst huge fanfare. In fact, the jersey put on the statute was of a ICC World T20 tournament which Sachin had never played in and so mid-day had brought this to the notice of the museum authorities, who had given an assurance that the change would be made. The authorities had even announced that Sachin's statue would be a permanent fixture.

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  • What happens to Victoria's Secret underwear after you return it

    (Getty Images)Victoria's Secret is the top underwear seller in the world.  The company controls a whopping 35% of the lingerie market — a remarkable feat for a specialty retail brand.   A Victoria's Secret manager did a Reddit Ask Me Anything about what

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  • Did Lord Rama Really Exist? Blog by Ajeet Singh

    Historians of East as well as West have successfully fixed the dates of Rama and Krishna and have also identified the places associated with them. Dismissing the contention that Ramayana is only a literary piece or an allegory woven out of the imagination of a poet. A historianNandita Krishnan says that to doubt the existence of Rama is to doubt all literature. If Rama performs miracles such as liberating Ahalya, the Biblical story of Jesus walking on water or the Koranic tale of Mohammed flying to heaven on a horse are equally miraculous.

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  • Trolled! Omar Abdullah takes down Ram Gopal Varma after he tweets he's happy India lost - Firstpost

    The entire country was sad when Team India's brilliant run of seven consecutive wins in the 2015 World Cup came to an end in the semi-final match against Australia. In a series of scathing tweets, Varma not only expressed his 'happiness' due to India's defeat and his hatred of cricket but also went to the extent of saying that Indians suffered from a disease called 'cricketitis'.

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  • Meet the sexy new Jaguar XF sedan – that drove across a high wire in London!

    Last year, the British luxury car maker created a full-blown musical to introduce the Jaguar XE compact sedan. Before that, Land Rover rented out the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier and conducted a laser light extravaganza to introduce the Land Rover Discovery Concept. Now, to debut its second generation XF, Jaguar sent the sexy luxury sedan across a pair of 787 ft.- long highwires over the waters of the Royal Docks in London's Canary Wharf – setting the world record for driving a car on a wire.

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  • What 13 million fake cooking-gas consumers reveal

    A direct transfer of cooking-gas subsidies has revealed 12.73 million “duplicate” connections – implying fake consumers or illegally held multiple accounts – across India. Started by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and continued by the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), its success in winkling out fakes indicates the benefits of direct subsidy transfers. Subsidy programs in India have always been marred by corruption and irregularities. The Indian government’s largest rural employment programme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), is also plagued with leakages and delays.

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  • ‘Bank holidays may hit salary payments’

    Noting with concern the number of bank holidays between March 28 and April 5, industry body Assocham on Thursday sought the intervention of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as well as the government to make “some arrangements” to avoid inconvenience to customers. The holidays will disrupt financial transactions in the stock markets, normal commercial deals, export shipments, import consignments and salary payments, Assocham said. On April 2, along with government offices, they will remain shut because of Mahavir Jayanti, followed by Good Friday on April 3. With the government being the majority owners of the public sector banks, the Finance Ministry should also prevail on the bank managements to avoid this kind of huge customer inconvenience and widespread disruption to the business environment,” Assocham secretary-general D.S. Rawat said in a statement.

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  • Salman Khan Hit And Run Case: I Wasn’t Driving

    Salman Khan on giving his statement on 2002 hit and run case said that he wasn’t driving the car, which rammed over people, killing one person and injuring four. Salman Khan also denied that the night of the accident he wasn’t driving his SUV car nor he was in a drunken state on September 28, 2002. Responding to one of the witnesses, Salman Khan denied one more charge put on him.

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  • Sunny Deol is bigger crowd-puller than George Clooney: Dan Bradley

    Dan Bradley, who has choreographed action sequences for big-ticket Hollywood films such as Independence Day (1996), the Bourne series and Quantum Of Solace (2008), is one of the best-known names in the industry. Having been to India a few years ago to shoot for Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (2011) with Tom Cruise, he’s back, and this time, it’s for a Bollywood film. Bradley, who prefers to be called a ‘second unit director’ as opposed to a ‘stunt director’, says that his shoot with Sunny Deol for the Ghayal (1990) sequel has attracted a lot more attention than when he has shot with top international stars. "I’ve worked with people like Matt Damon and Brad Pitt, and they do draw curiosity, but when I shoot with them on the streets of New York (USA), no one cares.

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  • Katrina Kaif's Tropicana Slice Alphonso commercial with Aditya Roy Kapur

    Katrina Kaif’ new Tropicana Slice Alphonso commercial, also featuring Aditya Roy Kapur is out. Tropicana’s fruit expertise and Slice’s taste perfection come together to present a delightful mango drink – which is available for purchase online on Amazon.in! The seductive television commercial gives you a chance to taste the goodness of hand-picked Alphonso mangoes, which is available in 600ml bottles priced at Rs 50.

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  • Customers reveal why they stopped going to McDonald's, Chipotle, and Starbucks

    (Reuters)Those on a diet don't want McDonald's.A new report by Morgan Stanley reveals the biggest weaknesses of major restaurant chains.  The bank polled customers on the reasons they would frequent the establishments less often.  People were mostly

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  • Reclaim your inoperative EPFO a/c money

    It is a common practice for employees to change jobs and not transfer or withdraw money from their provident fund (PF) accounts. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) set up an online help desk last month to help members trace inoperative PF accounts and reclaim the money idle in these accounts. Depending on the information given, it might take anywhere from four days to a month to get details of an inoperative account, according to Central Provident Fund Commissioner K K Jalan. Those who know the details, can simply fill a claims form, available on the EPFO website, and submit it by post or in person to any of the 123 EPFO offices in India.

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