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Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor's social media banter is getting all the attention from the fans.
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Even after all the decades that have gone by, Soni Razdan and Neena Gupta still look radiant and are all smiles in each other’s company.
Bengaluru, June 18: Veteran Pakistan batting all-rounder Shoaib Malik has come under an intense criticism after his back-to-back ducks in two vital matches in the World Cup 2019. Both against Australia in Taunton and India in Manchester, Malik was required
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Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name “Jadugar Mandrake”, is prepared for being lowered into the Ganges river while tied up with steel chains and ropes. Photograph: AFP/Getty Indian police have recovered the body of a magician who drowned when a Houdini-like stunt in a river went wrong. Chanchal Lahiri, 42, known by his stage name of Mandrake, went missing on Sunday after a ferry took him towards the broadest part of the Hooghly river in Kolkata at around noon. There, he was lowered by crane into the muddy waters with chains and ropes. Lahiri was inside a small, padlocked cage. His arms and legs were apparently tied and he was blindfolded. “If I can open it up, then it will be magic, but if I can’t, it will be tragic,” he told the crowd. His family and onlookers waited on the boat for him to surface. Other spectators watched from the shore, expecting a spectacle of the kind made famous by the legendary American escape artist Harry Houdini, but he failed to reappear. Lahiri’s body, limbs still tied with steel chains, was washed up about 1km away from the site of the attempt. “He was a great stunt artist and this is a big loss for the Indian magic community,” said Madan Bharti, a historian of Indian magic. Sumit Kharbanda, president of the Indian Brotherhood of Magicians in Delhi, said Lahiri had performed the same stunt successfully at least a dozen times. He was reportedly almost attacked by a mob in 2013 when he performed the same stunt and spectators believed he had cheated. “He used to practise in swimming pools and rivers,” said Kharbanda. “All magic has to be perfect and it takes a lot of practice, but even with practice, things can go wrong. This was a very dangerous performance. I don’t know if it was a breathing issue or just not being able to undo the locks.”
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'Mandir Wahin Banayenge', 'Inquilab Zindabad': Oath-Taking Turns Into Sloganeering Contest in Lok Sabha
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav were among veteran leaders who took oath as members of 17th Lok Sabha.
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Viral: Woman seeks to rent room from male landlord; conversation deteriorates into sexual harassment
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According to reports by American news agencies, Gurpreet and her mother were two of five Indians who were trying to enter the country through Lukeville town, where they were dropped by human smugglers on Tuesday morning.