• Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Hosts Special Jazbaa Screening

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is making a comeback on the silver screen with her next ambitious movie, ‘Jazbaa’ opposite the critically acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan. The star of the movie might be Aishwarya Rai thanks to her huge popularity but the audience now days trust and admire Irrfan Khan for his wonderful taste in choosing films. The much talked about Sanjay Gupta movie has finally released and is being well received by the critics as well as the audience.

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  • ‘Muslims, please leave my rally, for we don’t want your votes’: Meet this challenger to BJP

    When Narendra Modi touches down at the Suara airstrip in Rohtas Friday, Pradeep Joshi will be listening carefully. Joshi is not a BJP leader or from the grand alliance or even an NDA rebel. An independent candidate, he is more saffron than anybody around — even local BJP leaders accuse him of communal politics.

    The Indian Express
  • Indian woman's hand chopped off in Saudi, EAM takes up issue with authorities

    New Delhi, Oct. 9 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday condemned the horrific incident, wherein an Indian woman's right hand was chopped off by her house owner in Saudi Arabia, saying that it was very disturbing and that the matter has been taken up with the concerned authorities. "Chopping of hand of Indian lady - We are very much disturbed over the brutal manner in which Indian lady has been treated in Saudi Arabia.

  • Agarkar questions Dhoni's place in India team

    Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Former India fast bowler Ajit Agarkar has called for the selectors to scrutinise Mahendra Singh Dhoni's role not just as limited overs captain, but as a player as well. Agarkar said that the selectors should look at Virat Kohli's performance as Test captain by comparison, and take a call on Dhoni's role in the limited overs format after the ongoing South Africa series. India lost the Twenty20 International (T20I) series 0-2 against South Africa after the third match was washed out at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

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  • Three Indians feature in Forbes 'Asia's Richest Families' list

    New Delhi, Oct 9 (ANI): The inaugural list of the Forbes' 50 richest families in Asia witnessed as many as 14 Indian families, including that of the Ambanis, who ranked third with a net worth of USD 21.5 billion. The business dynasties include the Premji family ranked at the seventh spot with a net worth of USD 17 billion, and the Mistry family at the 10th place with a net worth of USD 14.9 billion. The other Indian families in the coveted list, include Godrej family at 15th place with a fortune of USD 11.4 billion, Arcelor Mittal, Birlas with a net worth of USD 7.8 billion, Bajaj's, Dabur India's Burmans and others.

  • Air India festive scheme offers free return tickets

    New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Buying Air India or Alliance Air domestic flight tickets in business and economy class online between October 15 and December 31 will enable fliers to win free domestic return tickets, Air India announced on Friday. The "Web Loyalty Bonus" scheme launched for the festive season for passengers booking tickets exclusively on www.airindia.in for six business class and eight economy class sectors will qualify for one free return ticket in the respective category, said an Air India statement. The free return ticket can be availed for any domestic sector while Delhi-Mumbai is one of the six business class sectors which make the fliers eligible for the scheme, the statement added.

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  • ATM fraud: A teacher’s plea led VB Nagar cops to international skimming racket

    Candice Fernandes, a teacher at a Chembur-based school, lost Rs 36,500 to a series of unauthorised transactions made from an ATM in Kurla on September 15. An officer from the VB Nagar police station said when the woman initially approached them, they had told her to go to the Bandra police that were probing the caase. Fernandes, however, insisted that since the ATM that was used for the unauthorised transactions was near Kurla railway station — the area comes under the jurisdiction of the VB Nagar police station — the VB Nagar police ought to probe the matter.

    The Indian Express
  • Salman Khan’s Father Salim Khan Returns Back From Hospital!

    In our film industry, we know Salim Khan best for being one half of the prolific screenwriting duo of Salim-Javed. Well, all was not well health wise for Salim Khan who has been operated for Hernia at the suburban Lilavati hospital in Bandra, Mumbai. Looks like health has finally returned to Mr. Khan, we are sure Salman Khan must be delighted to get his strongest Daddy back home.

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  • Pepsi wants out of IPL, sends notice to board saying game in ‘disrepute’

    Beverage giant PepsiCo has sent a notice to the Indian cricket board expressing its intention to withdraw from the IPL as title sponsor because of the controversy surrounding the spot-fixing case. Sources said the company has said in its notice that the decision was related to issues that have brought the game into “disrepute”. It is reliably learnt that PepsiCo has informed the IPL’s chief operating officer Sundar Raman about its intention to withdraw from the title sponsorship for which it had paid Rs 396 crore ($71.77 million) for the period 2013-2017. Raman is believed to have informed newly elected BCCI president Shashank Manohar about the development.

    The Indian Express
  • I criticised Rs 15 lakh suit and Modi stopped wearing suits since: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was in Bihar Wednesday for his first rally since the model code of conduct came into effect and returned to the themes of his West Champaran rally of September 19, delivering almost identical speeches. Rahul spoke at Begusarai, Sheikhpura and Rohtas districts, his muse being Narendra Modi, his motif the suit. “I criticised his Rs 15 lakh suit and he has not worn suits since,” Gandhi said at Sheikhpura.

    The Indian Express
  • Actress Ashley Benson Sorry For “Cecil The Lion” Costume

    ‘Spring Breakers’ Ashley Benson has issued a groveling apology after posting a photo on Instagram of her wearing a “Cecil The Lion” costume. In her caption on the photo, Benson wrote “Can’t decide on my halloween costume this year! What do you guys think of this cecil the lion costume?”. The 25-year-old actress has now written a lengthy apology to her followers, saying: “Yesterday’s post was in poor taste and I absolutely regret all of the hurt that photo caused.

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  • On Navratri eve, beauty expert Shahnaz Husain shares fashion tips

    New Delhi, Oct. 9 (ANI): Navaratri, the festival dedicated to the worship of the Goddess Durga, will be observed between October 13 and 22, and in anticipation of this much awaited annual event, world-renowned beauty expert Shahnaz Husain has shared some key fashion and lifestyle tips. Husain said that festivals like Navratri are associated with bright lights, and therefore, an individual's night make-up should be focused on bright colours to avoid the pale look. "For Navratri make-up, you should try gold, silver or bronze shadow to line the eyes over your eyeliner on the upper lid.

  • 10 Dying Professions Job Seekers Should Avoid

    The U.S. job market is steadily improving, yet many Americans are still struggling to get hired. And if they work in dying professions, that may be the case not only today but also in the years ahead. ...

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  • Music composer Ravindra Jain dies after prolonged illness

    Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Renowned music director Ravindra Jain, an exponent of Rabindra Sangeet, died following prolonged illness at a private hospital here on Friday, an aide said. As there was little improvement in his condition, Jain was airlifted to Mumbai by his family on Wednesday and admitted in the ICU of Lilavati Hospital and kept on a ventilator. Born blind on February 28, 1944, Jain started his musical career in the early 1970s and went on to compose some of the most memorable numbers in superhit movies like "Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se", "Chitchor", "Chor Machaye Shor", "Geet Gaata Chal", "Shyam Tere Kitne Naam", "Ram Teri Ganga Maili", "Henna", among many others.

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  • Shiv Sena attacks Fadnavis for his support to Pakistan Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali

    A day after forcing the cancellation of a concert by Pakistan Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, the Shiv Sena has taken on Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his support to the Pakistani artiste. Sena leader Aditya Thackeray claimed that the CM should first provide security to the people of the state before providing security for the concert. “The CM should first provide security to people of the state and then talk about providing security to a concert,” Aditya Thackeray said.

    The Indian Express
  • Kejriwal sets benchmark in propriety, sacks his Cabinet colleague (Update)

    New Delhi, Oct. 9 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who sacked Asim Ahmed Khan from his Cabinet on charges of corruption, on Friday said that it would send a strong message of intolerance for such acts. "Today's event will send a message to everyone that if they can take action against their own minister, then no one will be spared," Kejriwal told a press conference here. "We received a complaint, assessed it and have decided to remove Asim Ahmed from the Cabinet.

  • Agnes of God premiere cancelled in Hyderabad

    A day before the controversial play, Agnes of God, was set to open in Hyderabad, the premiere was cancelled Thursday following protests from the Christian community. The play’s director, Vinay Varma, however, said he was not aware of the cancellation. The protest against the play was led by the Catholic Association of Hyderabad and the archdiocese.

    The Indian Express
  • Thane builder’s suicide note blames harassment by officials, bribe demands

    Suraj Parmar (46), a prominent builder in Thane who ended his life on Wednesday, is said to have alleged in his suicide note that he had been facing “harassment” by various government departments and was tired of repeated demands for bribes. A director with the Cosmos Group, Parmar shot himself with his licenced firearm on Wednesday afternoon inside a sample flat of an under-construction building. The police said Parmar left behind a 13-page suicide note in which he outlined the problems he was facing due to government departments as well as the bribes that he had to pay repeatedly.

    The Indian Express
  • 10 Best States to Live In for Low Taxes

    Some states with low income taxes make up the difference with above-average property taxes (we're looking at you, Texas), which is an important consideration if you're a homeowner. You may be willing to pay above-average property taxes in exchange for excellent schools. It has no sales tax (one reason its Rehoboth Beach outlets are a big tourist draw), and its gas taxes are well below average.

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  • Punjab's largest solar project inaugurated in Bathinda

    Bathinda (Punjab), Oct 8 (IANS) The largest solar power plant in Punjab was inaugurated on Thursday in the state's Bathinda district. The 32 MW solar power plant has been set up in 140 acres of land near Jaga Ram Tirath village near Talwandi Sabo, 240 km from Chandigarh, by private company Welspun Renewables. The project was inaugurated by union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who is the MP from Bathinda Lok Sabha seat, in the presence of Punjab New and Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.