• Kansas man charged with killing Indian in possible hate crime

    By Dave Kaup and Aditya Kalra KANSAS CITY/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A 51-year-old man has been charged with killing an engineer from India and wounding two other men when he opened fire in a Kansas bar in what federal authorities were investigating on Friday as a possible bias-motivated crime that shocked the victim's home country. The shooting on Wednesday night led news bulletins in India and triggered outrage on social media, where people voiced concern that U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" position on immigration and jobs has fuelled a climate of intolerance. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Friday that any loss of life was tragic, but it would be absurd to link the killing to Trump's rhetoric.

    Reuters 37 mins ago
  • Here's What Happened When An Excited Sonam Kapoor Bumped Into Shah Rukh Khan On The Same Flight!

    Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor has been bonding with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on social media, ever since she watched, and praised his latest release Raees. Amid their bonding on social media, a buzz is also that Sonam Kapoor may play the female lead in Anand Rai's next in which Shah Rukh plays a dwarf. Well, amid all the speculations, fans once again get a chance to see Sonam Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan bonding with each other.

    Business of Cinema
  • Review: Twitterati Reacts To Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut Starrer Rangoon!

    Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon starring Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan has finally released today. The film, which is set against the backdrop of the Second World War 2, had raised curiosity among the audience to watch the film for numerous reasons. The unique storyline and unusual love story in the film had already grabbed the attention.

    Business of Cinema
  • War Escalates? No Kapil Sharma On Karan Johar's Couch!

    Karan Johar and Star World have decided to NOT telecast the Kapil Sharma episode of Koffee With Karan. The news has shocked those who're close to KJo and KS

    Spotboye
  • Who Will Win Uttar Pradesh: The Most 'Definitive' Guide

    Lucknow: When the campaigning for these Assembly elections began, everyone said Punjab will be far more interesting than UP. This was just days after the last rites of the Samajwadi Party had been written by several well-known political journalists. Other, even better-known journalists, had said that Mulayam Singh Yadav will be turn out to be the ultimate winner, he was the pehelwan in the state, Akhilesh a mere pretender. Even more famous journalists (some of them owing their fame mostly to Twitter) said Behenji, she is working silently, she will win, throwing in some bewildering kaleidoscope of caste equations and ‘elephant moving quietly through the jungle’ metaphors to make their points.

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  • KCR's gold offerings: Petition filed in court; activists seek recovery of amount from CM's private account

    Activist and Aam Aadmi Party member Dr Lubna Sarwath has filed a petition in Hyderabad High Court against Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao's recent gift worth Rs 5.6 crore to Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala. The politician used public funds to make the offering, which he had promised to do if Telangana got statehood. Telangana became a separate state in June 2014.

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  • Teenager is rescued after 11 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean with no food 

    A 14-year-old from Kiribati was rescued after drifting alone in the Pacific Ocean for several hundred miles in a 15-foot-boat that was equipped with a motor which he did not know how to use. Bwanikatang Tebuanna spent eleven days in the fibreglass boat and ate no food before he was rescued in the Marshall Islands after being spotted by a helicopter pilot. The pilot, who was searching for tuna, also spotted another boat of drifters from Kiribati: three fishermen who had spent 28 days at sea.

    The Telegraph
  • PV Sindhu set to be Deputy Collector

    Hyderabad [India], Feb.24 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, who is the first Indian woman athlete to win a silver medal at the Olympics , has accepted a government job which was offered by the Andhra Pradesh Government following her Rio de Janeiro triumph.

    ANI
  • WhatsApp's new 'Status' feature available to all

    New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp's new "Status" feature is now available to all users across the globe on iPhone, Android and Windows devices. According to a WhatsApp blog, status updates are now end-to-end encrypted. "This new and improved status feature will let you keep your friends who use WhatsApp easily updated in a fun and simple way," the blog said on Thursday.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • eToilets: Kerala-based firm is now making smarter loos for schools and public places

    Using the toilet in school was an ordeal for 15-year-old Vineetha two years ago because of poor sanitation and cleanliness. A class 10 student at ZPHS Kodurupadu School in Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, the ordeal is now over with eToilets being installed in the premises. “Earlier, we didn’t have proper toilet facilities to relieve ourselves since the facility was not properly maintained and was unhygienic. Many of us would bunk schools owing to this. But the installation of eToilets brought us huge relief. Initially, we had some apprehensions on using them but soon we got used to it,” Vineetha told IANS in an email interview. eToilets are unmanned toilets which work on an indigenous technology

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  • Oscars 2017: Watch the Best Picture nominee trailers here

    With the Oscars fast approaching, now is the time to get up to date on all those nominated films you’ve heard so much about but never actually seen. Don’t have time? Don’t worry – below, we’ve collected all the trailers for the Best Picture nominations so you can at least bluff your way through a conversation.

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  • DO NOT neglect your kid, he might grow mentally ill

    Experiencing severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a lasting psychological impact into early adulthood, according to a unique study conducted at the UK-based University of Southampton, which has followed the mental health of a group of children adopted from Romanian institutions to UK families in the 1990s. Published in The Lancet, this is the first large-scale study to follow a group of children who were subjected to extreme deprivation into adulthood, tracking how their mental health and cognition has developed as a result.

    ANI
  • 25 Dividend Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

    Finding a company with a long track record of consistent dividend payments is only part of the winning formula for investing in dividend stocks. It's an opportune time to target dividend growers, according to Heidi Richardson, an investment strategist for BlackRock. Identify reliable dividend stocks by concentrating on the Dividend Aristocrats, 50 companies in Standard & Poor's 500-stock index that have hiked their dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years.

    Kiplinger
  • This Younger Sibling Of A Prolific Singer Is Eyeing Her Property

    The younger one now lives with the elder sister at the latter’s plush apartment and keeps a hawk’s eye on her movements

    Spotboye
  • KKR team 2017: Who is Sayan Ghosh? How Sourav Ganguly, Laxmi Ratan Shukla inspired Bengal's Lasith Malinga!

    Possibly every cricketer, who makes it big from Bengal, has the same inspiration -- their very own 'Dada' Sourav Ganguly. Hoping to be one of the other big star cricketers from Bengal is Sayan Ghosh, in the news recently after getting bagged by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.

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  • 'Lion': little Sunny completely overshadows Dev Patel in 'Lion' (Movie Review, Rating: ****)

    Rating:**** Apart from the all-encompassing luminosity of little Sunny Pawar -- so young yet so wise -- the one aspect of this soul-stirring journey into the incandescent side of the diaspora is just how Indian at heart is this film about a boy from a remote village in India adopted by an Australian couple. The images of little Saroo racing in an empty train that hurls him into the unknown, and then trying to find his way through the cold almost impersonal crowds of Kolkata, are profoundly moving.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Jupiter Retrograde In Virgo 2017: Will The Luck Be In Your Favour?

    The Jupiter Retrograde 2017 will be taking place between 6th February, 2017 and 9th June, 2017. Find out how this will affect you in the exclusive predictions.

    GaneshaSpeaks.com
  • Akshay Kumar bats for ayurvedic tricks for well-being

    Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who is fit as a fiddle at 49, has vouched for ayurveda, the traditional Hindu system of medicine, and says people are not respecting the "God-given" treasure. "Why are we forgetting are traditional methods of medicine?

    IANS India Private Limited
  • USL may auction Mallya's properties

    In a bid to cut down its debt pile, Diageo, the owner of United Spirits (USL), is likely to auction some of the prime properties owned by liquor baron Vijay Mallya. According to reports, some of the properties that could go under the hammer include Mallya's residence at Napean Sea Road in Mumbai, and properties across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Scotland, and Hong Kong, and is likely to fetch USL around Rs 680 crore. USL is currently having debt of around Rs 4,000 crore on its books, and is looking at all options in order to bring it down. According to the report, Mallya, who is currently residing outside the country, had the option of buying these properties at a 10% discount to the market

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  • Women in sports ad strikes nerve in Arab world

    An online commercial released by Nike this week that showed Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region. Maybe they'll say you exceeded all expectations." Within 48 hours the video was shared 75,000 times on Twitter and viewed almost 400,000 times on YouTube. "An ad (which) touches on the insecurities of women in a society digs deeper and becomes an empowerment tool rather than just a product," Sara al-Zawqari, a spokeswoman for the International Red Cross in Iraq, wrote on her Twitter page.

    Reuters