• Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon fail to impress in ‘Manma Emotion Jage’ from ‘Dilwale’

    After treating fans to Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol's electrifying chemistry in Dilwale's first song 'Gerua', film's second song 'Manma Emotion Jage' is out. But the latest song, which is picturised on young couple Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, fails to impress. (Read: SRK will promote 'Dilwale' on Salman Khan's Bigg Boss, confirms Varun Dhawan)

    The Indian Express
  • Vivek Oberoi’s Intense Response To Aamir Khan’s Intolerance Comment

    Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi was recently asked to share his opinion about the recent Aamir Khan VS Anupam Kher situation regarding intolerance in India. The actor very smartly gave an intense answer expressing his personal belief about the country and what he feels about the intolerance issue. Vivek Oberoi stated that he has immense respect for Aamir Khan as an actor, but he personally believes that India is THE most tolerant country in the world and it has been that way for thousands of years.

    Business of Cinema
  • Inside Kota coaching factory – Why an 18-yr-old signs off her note: ‘Mein aaj apni life khatam karti hoon’

    On the night of October 31, eight days before she was to reach home for Diwali, Anjali Anand scribbled these lines on a sheet of paper before hanging herself from the window of her hostel room at Rajiv Gandhi Nagar in Kota. This 18-year-old had arrived here just 18 months ago after her Class 12 from Moradabad to become one among the 77,000 students at Allen Career Institute and chase her dream of cracking the medical entrance examination. Investigating the deaths, The Indian Express accessed police records and interviewed over 50 stakeholders, including students, institute representatives, parents and doctors, to find how Kota, the famed national coaching hub, has become a veritable factory which grinds 24 by 7 in crammed shop-floors where students are treated as little more than raw material.

    The Indian Express
  • It is time for Rahul Gandhi to say yes to GST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deputed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to talk to the non-NDA parties, especially Rahul Gandhi's Congress,  for clearance of the goods and services tax (GST) in the Winter Session of Parliament beginning today. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said yesterday in Bengaluru while addressing the students of Mount Carmel College that his party believes in GST. Going by the tone of Rahul Gandhi while addressing students at Bengaluru,  PM Modi’s call to the opposition parties to let Parliament function “constructively” so that it can fulfil “people’s expectations” may not cut much ice in terms of ensuring a fruitful Winter Session.

    The Financial Express
  • Andhra Capital: American architect replaces Dutch contender to design Amaravati

    Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has declined to participate in the competition to design the new Andhra Pradesh capital of Amaravati, following which the state government has contacted US-based architect Frank Gehry to come on board. Gehry, along with British architect Norman Foster and Italian-British architect Richard Rogers, will now be the contenders to build the Amaravati capital complex, which will include Raj Bhavan. The Asian jury comprises Delhi-based urban planner K T Ravindran and Pune-based architect Christopher Charles Benninger besides architects from Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.

    The Indian Express
  • Indian women join #HappyToBleed campaign to protest menstruation remarks

    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scores of Indian women have taken to social media declaring themselves "Happy to Bleed," after the head of a famous Hindu temple said he would consider allowing women in if there was a machine to check that they were not menstruating. Nikita Azad said she launched the #HappyToBleed campaign to protest the remarks made by the head of Sabarimala temple, a popular shrine in Kerala, and help break the taboo surrounding menstruation. "This is a basic issue about discriminatory beliefs that say menstruation is unclean," Azad, a student, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

  • Sheena Bora murder case: Emails show Mekhail wrote to Indrani for money

    Emails, purportedly exchanged between Mekhail Bora and Indrani Mukerjea, reveal Mekhail wrote to Indrani regarding financial assistance. The CBI did not list Mekhail as a witness in the murder case of his sister Sheena, though they said he continued to stay in touch with Indrani after claiming there were two attempts to murder him, police said. Four weeks ago, the CBI made inquiries with Mekhail in their office at Nariman Point.

    The Indian Express
  • Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun slams ton in U-16 trials

    Mumbai Cricket witnessed an all too familiar entry into the score-book on Tuesday as a Tendulkar reached three-figures. Only this time it was an A. Tendulkar who recorded the ton with Arjun, son of the retired legend Sachin, slamming 106 off 156 balls in a low-scoring Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) U-16 Payyade Trophy encounter. As it turned out the match is being played at the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana.

    The Indian Express
  • Miss World Canada prevented from reaching China pageant

    By Tyrone Siu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Canada's China-born Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong on Thursday and denied permission to board a flight to the beauty pageant finals in China, a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country. Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Toronto actress who was crowned Miss World Canada in May, was unable to obtain a visa in advance of her arrival for the contest finals this week in Sanya, on the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan.

  • Land price in Hyderabad breaks all records

    Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Breaking all records, an acre of land in Hyderabad has fetched Rs.29.28 crore to the Telangana government in an e-auction conducted on Wednesday.

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  • Katra crash: The pilot who wasn’t

    All my dear ones called me and were panic stricken,” Sumita Vijayan told M AIL T ODAY over an email. With pictures showing her as the dead pilot, Sumita vented her angst on Facebook on Tuesday saying, “ Dear all, please do not be overwhelmed with the rubbish by media!! I m very much alive and breathing!! ( sic)”. “ My father was an employee with Indian Airlines engineering wing and that is all,” she said.

    Mail Today
  • Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra launch Viaan Mobiles

    Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra on Wednesday launched Viaan Mobiles, named for their three-year-old son. Five variants of the mobile phones, which come with a special personalised service, are priced between Rs.849 to Rs.12,999. The phones were launched at a ceremony held here with celebrity guests Malaika Arora Khan, Farah Khan, Manish Paul and Jeetendra in attendance.

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  • Healthy recipes: Saffron baked yoghurt with orange and ginger salad

    You don't always have to turn up your nose at yoghurt. The power food can actually help you lose weight and keep the sniffles at bay. It's also a rich source of power-boosting proteins, metabolism-accelerating probiotics and and bone-building calcium. This season, don't shun the yoghurt. Embrace it and enjoy its health benefits. Executive sous chef Gagandeep Singh Sawhney, Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi tells us how to whip up a delicacy.

    The Indian Express
  • Gold close to lowest in nearly six years on stronger dollar

    Gold was trading near its lowest in nearly six years on Thursday, as the dollar held at multi-month highs after U.S. economic data reinforced expectations of an interest rate rise this year. The U.S. currency was also supported against the euro, weighing on dollar-denominated gold, as European Central Bank officials told Reuters they were considering options such as whether to stagger charges on banks hoarding cash or to buy more debt. Spot gold was up 0.2 at $1,072.86 an ounce by 1153 GMT, not far off $1,064.95 hit last week, the lowest since February 2010.

  • 7 years after 26\/11, face of coastal security: 8 bamboo poles, 2 cops, 1 aluminium roof

    The only blemish on the horizon if you drive southward on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link and look to the left at the open sea is a shack on an outcrop of rock before land gives way to water. This is a coastal police outpost, one of the many that watch over Mumbai’s shores. “We’re going to be at the front of the firing line should there be a repeat of the November 2008 terror attack in Mumbai.

    The Indian Express
  • Gadkari wants to build 100 km national highway per day

    Bengaluru, Nov 25 (IANS) Buoyed at construction of 18 km of national highways per day from 2km a year ago, union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said he wants a whopping 100 km to be built daily, as surface connectivity is the lifeline of the country's economy. "Though we are on target to build 30 km of highway per day by March, my unofficial target is to construct 100 km a day, as we need to expand the national highways coverage to 150,000 km from 90,000 km across the country," Gadkari said on Wednesday at the five-day international construction equipment industry expo here. Exhorting the construction industry to scale up and skill up to meet the government's ambitious target of developing roads and highways for speedy transport, he told about 500 delegates that funds for building them were not a constraint.

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  • 'Disappointed' Lokpal.us calls for fast against AAP

    New Delhi, Nov. 25 (ANI): Lokpal.us, an internal watchdog created by volunteers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has called for a fast by party members and volunteers on Sunday to express concerns that almost one-third founder members were not allowed to attend the National Council meeting. Dr. Munish Raizada of Lokpal.us said the fast is being observed for the AAP to give it moral strength to upkeep the values for which the party was founded. "Approximately 100 founder members were kept out of the meeting by manipulative techniques (late and impractical invites, and improper suspensions notices).

  • BJP takes the fight to AAP, points to ‘misbehavior’ by its MLAs at weddings

    The BJP Wednesday cited alleged misbehavior by AAP MLAs at two wedding events in the capital, as it countered the ruling party’s allegations against its legislator O P Sharma. AAP leaders have accused Sharma of misbehaving with their MLA Alka Lamba. The BJP alleged Lamba was making personal remarks on their MLA.

    The Indian Express
  • British lady aviator lands in Delhi, as part of recreating historical flight to Australia

    It's not everyday that you have a woman aviator flying an open-cockpit vintage biplane from the UK to Australia. British female aviator, Tracey Curtis-Taylor landed at the Hindan Air Force Base near Delhi in her 1942 Boeing Stearman. This is part of Curtis-Taylor's endeavour to celebrate the pioneering days of early aviation in the 1920s and 1930s, and especially the achievements of revolutionary British aviator Amy Johnson.

    The Indian Express
  • Going solar

    The solar power auction in Andhra Pradesh that ended earlier this month has shown that solar power is finally here to stay. While the lowest bid was at Rs 4.03 per unit, it is the plethora of bids at Rs 4.60 to 5.00 per unit that shows that solar power is now fully competitive with coal-based power, especially for meeting peak loads. Since storing electricity is prohibitively expensive, photovoltaic power plants will never be able to meet more than the daytime peak demand for electricity.

    The Indian Express