Budget: What's costlier, what's cheaper

Check out the most in-depth and simplified coverage of Arun Jaitley's first full Budget.

  • Dum Laga Ke Haisha Star Bhumi Pednekar Has Lost Weight!

    Bhumi Pednekar made her Bollywood debut opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in Dum Laga Ke Haisha doesn’t actually look even tiny bit close to her character from the movie. To keep the level of curiosity among the audiences, the team of Dum Laga Ke Haisha didn’t promote the film. The reason why we didn’t see Bhumi come in front of media to interact, as her character and role in the film was kept a secret from audiences.

    Business of Cinema
  • First-Class cricket: A history of the 200 triple-hundreds

    Kithuruwan Vithanage scored the 200th triple century of First-Class cricket on February 14, 2015. q
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra, wife Anupama and son down with swine flu | Bollywood News | Hindi Movies News | Celebrity News -

    The recent past has seen a surge in reportings of people contracting swine flu. Now we hear that producer director Vidhu Vinod Chopra (VVC) has fallen ill with the same. Apparently, Vidhu contracted the ailment along with his wife and film critic Anupama Chopra and son Agni. Tweeting about the ailment and confirming the news Anupama posted, "Folks, I have been felled by swine flu.

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  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

    Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday. White elephants, which are actually albinos, have been revered for centuries in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and other Asian nations. Myanmar already has eight white elephants in captivity, most from the Ayeyarwaddy region.

    Associated Press
  • India to build five ultra mega power projects

    New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said his government is planning to build five new ultra mega power projects totalling 20,000 MW which will unlock investment of up to Rs.100,000 crore. "The government also proposes to set up five new ultra mega power projects, each of 4,000 MWs in the plug-and-play mode.

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • John Travolta isn't creepy: Scarlett Johansson

    The world believed John Travolta creeped her out, but Scarlett Johansson has defended John Travolta. q
  • Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones to take on Apple

    SEOUL/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc. Designed from scratch in an operation dubbed "Project Zero", the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edges variant are critical for Samsung's plans to reverse plunging smartphone revenues that led to its first annual earnings fall in three years in 2014. By some estimates, Apple surpassed Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone maker late last year, selling a record 74.5 million iPhones in the December quarter on the back of the success of its big-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

  • Ab Tak Chhappan 2 Movie Review

    Ab Tak Chhappan 2 Review By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial Encounter specialist Sadhu Agashe (Nana Patekar) who is forced into semi-retirement after his various encounters and cases against him is cajoled back into joining the force in Mumbai. Enjoying the bliss of Goa with his son, he breaks out of his reverie after his son tells him that he should not be the reason of him (Sadhu) not joining the police force. Sadhu comes back, much to the happiness of the Defence Minister (Vikram Gokhale), Chief Minister (Dilip Prabhawalkar) and former Police Commissioner (Mohan Agashe).

  • I Can Never Say No to SRK: Kapil Sharma

    Mumbai:  Stand-up comedian and "Comedy Nights with Kapil" host Kapil Sharma has refuted rumours that he has refused to be a part of superstar Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming TV show titled "India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kauna. It is well known that Shah Rukh and Kapil share a good bond. In fact, SRK has readily made appearances on Kapil's comedy show.

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  • Pearls on Lupita Nyong'o $150,000 gown fake, thief returns it

    Lupita Nyong'o Oscar gown was returned to The London Hotel in west Hollywood where it was taken two days earlier, it has been revealed. The thief continued that he decided to take the dress back to the hotel in a garment bag that was inside a trash bag that he deposited in a second floor bathroom adjacent to a fitness centre. Detectives received a call from a media representative, informing them they had received a call from an anonymous caller with information in regards to the stolen Calvin Klein dress. Law enforcement said that they were told the Calvin Klein dress was worth $150,000, but the thief said that it was almost worthless. q
  • A Proud Karan Johar Hugs And Kisses His Student Varun Dhawan!

    It’s a proud moment for Varun Dhawan and his family, as his movie Badlapur has received a great response from the audience. Yesterday at the success bash of the movie, Varun Dhawan and Karan Johar greeted each other by giving a warm hug. Karan Johar who launched Varun Dhawan in his debut Student Of The Year was seen giving a warm hug to Varun.

    Business of Cinema
  • Kakki Sattai review: A silly romp around exotica and evil

    Once Raj Kapoor took the audience on a world tour in his Around The World and Sangam. Decades later, some Tamil producers and directors (also a few Bollywood mandarins) think that Indian cinema ticket-paying patrons still desire the likes of Kapoor's romps across continents -- romps that can materialise just by sitting on a chair. The budget for Durai Senthilkumar's Kakki Sattai (Khaki Uniform) is Rs 10 crores -- an amount that a parallel movie producer may use to spin at least a couple of films, films that will make a lot of sense and entertain in an intelligent way. q
  • Sunita Williams back home after 4 months in spac

    The Soyuz TMA-05M capsule, carrying Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Sunita Williams, parachuted through dark, cloudy skies and touched down at 7:30 am IST. Earlier, the trio bid farewell to their fellow crew-mates Kevin Ford, Evgeny Tarelkin and Oleg Novitskiy, and closed the hatches between the spacecraft before finally undocking at 2226 GMT on Sunday (0356 IST Monday). The return of Williams, Hoshide and Malenchenko wrapped up their 127-day stay in space, including 125 days spent aboard the station, since the launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 15.

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  • Catch ‘Jihadi John’ alive, says widow of British victim

    As a photo of ‘Jihadi John’ – now identified as Londoner Mohammad Emwazi – emerged of his time as an innocent football-loving 11-year-old at a west London school, Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to nab such people and ‘put them out of action’. Cameron defended the agencies, and said: “When there are people anywhere in the world who commit appalling and heinous crimes against British citizens, we will do everything we can with the police, with the security services, with all that we have at our disposal to find these people and put them out of action”.. As friends and family members of beheaded victims from the US and UK reacted to revelation of ‘Jihadi John’s identity, the widow of beheaded British aid worker David Haines said she wanted him caught alive. In television interviews, widow Dragana Haines said the “last thing” she wanted for the man who had killed her husband was an “honourable death” on the battlefield, while her daughter said she wanted to see “a bullet between his eyes”. q
  • Pakistan loses historic Taj Mahal cinema

    Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The Taj Mahal cinema of Abbottabad city, with a 66-year history of film exhibition in this Pakistan frontier city, is being dismantled after its owner recently sold the property. Mohammad Saeed Khan, who was hitherto running the Taj Mahal cinema in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial city for the last four decades, said business was at full swing till 2010 with Abbottabad, being a tourist city, providing entertainment to visitors, Dawn reported. Built in 1948 by Mohammad Khan Hoti, the cinema hall once used to be full to its 600-seat capacity.

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • IMAGES: 5 fine sedans coming your way!

    Here is a look at five sedans that are likely to make it to Indian showrooms this year. | IMAGES: 5 fine sedans coming your way!

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  • Maldives Offers India Investment Safety Jacket Against China Wave

    NEW DELHI:In a bid to allay New Delhi’s worries over Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean, Maldives has offered to India to invest exclusively in its ambitious plan of developing its northern most atoll into a strategically-located transhipment port on the Ocean’s busiest route. The Sunday Standard has learnt that this offer to India was made at a below-the-radar meeting of Mohamed Hussain Shareef, the minister in Maldives President Yameen’s office, with his Indian interlocutor last week. Interestingly, the ambitious Ihavandhippolhu Integrated Development (iHavan) project, which would a 45-minutes-flight away from India’s southern coast, was reported to be one of the links through which China’s Maritime Silk route was supposed to have passed. q
  • A disappointment for the salaried class

    Neither an increase in the minimum taxable limit nor reduction in personal tax rates

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  • 800 kv HVDC plant in Vadodara to aid power-starved states: CM

    The setting up of a 800 KV HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) convertor transformer plant in the city will come to the rescue of many power-starved states which can now borrow electricity from the surplus in Gujarat, said Chief Minister Anandiben Patel here. She was speaking after inaugurating country's first Made In India advanced Ultra Transformer plant of Alstom T&D India on the outskirts of the city late last evening. This HVDC transformer will help transmission of power to power-starved states, she said adding Gujarat's total installed capacity of power is 22524 MW.

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  • Return of scented wood

    FIVE YEARS ago, farmer K C Dinesh planted 2,500 sandalwood saplings on four hectares (ha) of his land in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district. Everybody wants to plant sandalwood as it is highly profitable and needs least maintenance,” he says. Although India has long been known for its sandalwood (Santalum album), it is only in the past decade that farmers have shown interest in growing the plant in their backyard. Until 2000, sandalwood was largely confined to the forests of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and plantations of these state governments.

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