• Pakistan "completely rejects" Indian claim of cross-border strikes

    By Asad Hashim and Fayaz Bukhari ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Pakistan on Friday "completely rejected" India's claim to have sent troops across its disputed border in Kashmir to kill suspected militants, as India evacuated villages near the frontier amid concerns about a military escalation. In a rare public announcement of such a raid, India said it had carried out "surgical strikes" on Thursday, sending special forces to kill men preparing to sneak into its territory and attack major cities. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif maintained that India fired unprovoked from its side of the heavily militarised frontier in the disputed region of Kashmir, the flashpoint for two of three wars between the nuclear-armed neighbours, and killed two soldiers.

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  • Tweet Review: Here Is What Viewers Say About Sushant Singh Rajput’s M.S.Dhoni- The Untold Story

    Sushant Singh Rajput has fixed another feather on his cap with his just released biopic 'M.S.Dhoni- The Untold Story'. The film is based on the struggle of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. 'M.S.Dhoni- The Untold Story' also describes the glimpses of Dhoni’s personal life.

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  • Checkout Sonam Kapoor’s Naughty Conversation With Rumoured Boyfriend Anand Ahuja!

    Sonam Kapoor’s secret affair with businessman Anand Ahuja has already surprised everyone. Soon their dating rumours started doing rounds after Sonam arrived at Akshay Kumar's party with Anand Ahuja. Sonam and Anand recently engaged in a cute and naughty conversation on Instagram! Anand had shared a Will Smith meme on Instagram that read, “50 bucks?

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  • Harsha Bhogle picks India's dream Test XI

    Harsha Bhogle, Cricbuzz's Voice of Cricket, has named his dream Test XI, based on the players he has watched over the years. From Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag to Zaheer Khan and Anil Kumble, Bhogle has put together a line-up of some of India's finest cricketers. Harsha Bhogle's dream Test XI: Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, VVS Laxman, Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anil Kumble (c), Zaheer Khan

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  • Jayalalithaa's illness: AIADMK denies rumours, but secrecy over CM's health remains

    The team led by Tamil Nadu's PWD minister EK Palaniswamy read out Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's speech at the meeting of the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu representatives with the water resources minister in New Delhi on Thursday. His master's voice wanted the country to know that Amma is at work even from her hospital bed in Chennai, her mind working overtime to secure Cauvery water for Tamil Nadu. In fact, in the last two days, worried by alarming rumours about her real condition inside the critical care unit at Apollo Hospital, the Tamil Nadu government put out two press releases to indicate all is well in 'Amma Nadu'. They spoke of Jayalalithaa chairing a meeting to discuss the Supreme Court orders

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  • Live Cricket Score of India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Kolkata

    Day 1 - Build Up:  Williamson-less NZ seek turnaround A 0-1 deficit in a three-match series is not easy to overturn. Particularly not against India, in India. To do so without your regular captain and the side's best batsman would be nothing short of a herculean task. These are the odds New Zealand face as they step into the hallowed Eden Gardens for the second Test. A 'crook' Kane Williamson has been forced out of the game and Ross Taylor will lead the visitors in his absence. But while the problem is for real, it also offers a genuine possibility - an opportunity for someone to stand up and be counted. Taylor will have to use all his experience to marshal this eclectic bunch. And this is New

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  • This Pakistani Comedian Has the Best & Most Hilarious Reasons Why India-Pak Should Not Go to War

    Amidst increasing tension after the Uri terror attack and the surgical strikes on terrorist camps, a Karachi-based comedian Shehzad Ghias Shaikh took to Facebook to share reasons why he thinks India and Pakistan should not go on war. “Why are some people in Pakistan suggesting we go to war with India? They are the only country in the world with Katrina Kaif. Have they not seen her mango drink advertisements?” he asks. In a Facebook post that went viral after he posted it on September 22, Shehzad also gives hilarious alternatives to war like, “Tahir Shah and Himesh Reshamiya can have a singing competition. There is potential for superhit duets like Eyes dikhla ja and Dil kee soorkh deewaron par eyes hai teri teri.” In times when terror and hatred seem to have the upper hand, a humorous take on the issue should bring a sense of respite and hope for those who are looking forward to friendship. Read the post here: Why go to war with India? Why are some people in Pakistan suggesting we go to war with India? They are the only... Posted by Shehzad Ghias Shaikh on  Thursday, September 22, 2016 Why go to war with India? Why are some people in Pakistan suggesting we go to war with India? They are the only country in the world with Katrina Kaif. Have they not seen her mango drink advertisements? On the other hand, India too should be mindful about escalating tensions on the Line of Control. If we ask Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar to come back, Indian ladies will have to go back to swooning over the likes of Sunil Shetty and Ajay Devgan. India and Pakistan should share a friendlier border so that it is easier for Sania Mirza to travel back and forth between her sasural and maika. Maybe that way, Shoaib Malik might also get a chance to play a little cricket while Sania is away visiting her parents. We have lived next to each other as neighbours for 67 years now. Sure, when I moved into my own neighbourhood, I would throw lemons at my neighbour and he would play cricket on my porch claiming that he had rights over it; but we eventually found a way to live together. Now, we are living off the sugar and potatoes borrowed from each other every other day. We even get together and gossip about the neighbourhood. India and Pakistan should do the same; discussing how Bangladesh is now old enough to get married and find a reasonable superpower suitor for her or how they saw Sri Lanka shopping at Sunday Bazaar despite claiming she only wears “designer joras”. If either sees that the Chinese ambassador is sneaking into the embassy late every night, they can conjecture over what new country it might be having an affair with. India and Pakistan should also do the number one thing that makes a neighbour just the absolute best: sending leftover biryani from functions at their house. Households in both countries have forged friendships with their neighbours and healthy communities. You can even say that it is a Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki. If India feels that they have the upper hand right now and they can exploit that, it should not forget that Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahoo Thi. They should become a good Humsafar to us rather than acting like Mera Sultan. And if both the countries keep insisting on competing, instead of co-operating, then, there are still better alternatives to war available. Here are some ideas: Shahrukh Khan and Sahir Lodhi can compete against each other for the ‘Best Sahir Lodhi Impersonator Award'. Tahir Shah and Himesh Reshamiya can have a singing competition. There is potential for superhit duets like Eyes dikhla ja and Dil kee soorkh deewaron par eyes hai teri teri. They can play a game of Gullu Danda, combining the powers of the non-violence of Gandhi’s Danda and the non-non-violence of Gullu Butt. A spelling bee competition between Bilawal Bhutto and Rahul Gandhi where they would be asked to spell words in Urdu and Hindi respectively. A Master Chef style competition between India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, famous for starting his career selling chais and Pakistan’s President, Mamnoon Hussain, rumoured to have started his career selling dahi bhallas. Both the leaders can set up food stalls to see who can outsell the other. Alternatively, we can even create a Pacman style game where Nawaz Sharif eats everything. Raghu Ram of MTV Roadies honour and Waqar Zaka of Living on the Edge dishonour can audition each other for their respective shows to see who is the most ‘daring’. I would also suggest a competition to see which country has the better Coke Studio, but then even Pepsi agrees that Pakistan’s Coke Studio is the best. These are just some suggestions; we can incorporate all the ideas to have an Olympic style competition between the countries; anything to bring the two closer together. Hopefully, we do not have to see another scene of Meera and Ashmit Patel kissing on screen to make that happen. Celebrities of both countries should come forward to volunteer themselves for these competitions. The Tahirul Qadri of India (popularly known ‘Zakir Naik’) can compete in a memory test against our sports anchor, Mirza Iqbal Baig. Both of them have the uncanny ability to remember the minutest of details. Mirza Iqbal Baig often greets his guests on the show with intros like, “17th October kee duphayr 4 bajay Karachi kay National Stadium kay Javed Miandad Pavilion kay ground floor kay bathroom kay 4th stall mai aap nay jab 20 minute kay baad cheekh mari toh phir mai Rose Petal ka 17 rupay ka 2-ply Toilet Paper 8 steps le kar aap kay pass laya.” On the other hand, the following is an excerpt from an actual conversation between Zakir Naik and a waiter at a restaurant in India: Waiter: “Hello sir, what may I get you?” Zakir Naik, “I will have item number 47 on page number 7.” Waiter: “Sure sir, that is the Chicken Burger, would you like any fries with that?” Zakir Naik, “Why? Why would I order fries brother? It is written, on Page number 7, line number 8, it states all burgers come with fries.” Waiter: “Alright sir, that would be Rs 500.” Zakir Naik: “Why 500? It is written on Menu Page 7 that the cost of the chicken burger is Rs 427. India Act of Taxation 1965 page number 45 Clause Number 7 part B clearly states that charging more than 16 per cent GST is haram. 16 per cent of Rs 427 is Rs 68.32, so total is Rs 495.32. Why are you charging 4 rupees and 68 paisas extra? It is haraam, brother.” It is rumoured that Zakir Naik even reached out to Imran Khan to organise a dharna over the 'dhandlee' at the restaurant. The Olympics could even feature a dharna competition between PTI and Anna Hazare. We have reached out to India on numerous occasions to improve relations between the two countries. We even let them win a World Cup semi-final, when Sachin Tendulkar was batting, all Pakistani fielders were busy pretending they were Kamran Akmals. Oh by the way, the latest research says Kamran Akmal can potentially help cure many Ebola patients; he is apparently the only person who is unable to catch it. India needs to treat Pakistan as equals. We are not far behind them in any field. Modi met Obama and we had Osama, we are literally just a letter away from them. They sent a satellite to Mars and I just sent Fazlu kaka to the store to get me a Mars bar. We even made a car that runs on water. Now, only if we had water to run that car. Somebody needs to make a car that runs on pan ki peek for Karachi. India is also known for the Taj Mahal but I doubt that impresses any Pakistani. Our country has made a national hobby out of putting women in walls. There is a saying in Punjab, "Jinay deewar mai chuniya hee nahee o jamiya hee nahee". Pakistan is the Yin to India's Yang; we are the aman in their asha; we are the lawn print to their fashion; the rice to their biryanis; the Disney Prince to their Disney Princess. India, your movies taught me that “pyar dosti hai” so despite the fact that we are fighting with each other, you need to understand that kuch kuch hota hai, tum nahee samjho gay. Do not wait till this Kajol becomes all beautiful and gets wooed by a Salman Khan. Let us try to be friends and if things work out, maybe some years down the line, our parents will meet each other and pave the way for our everlasting happiness. Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us: contact@thebetterindia.com, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. NEW: Click here to get positive news on WhatsApp!

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  • Amul’s Smart Ad About MNS’ Threats To Ban Pakistani Artistes

    Recently, they came up with a cleverly worded ad on the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s demand that all the Pakistani artists must leave the country within 48 hours or be pushed out. MNS, led by Raj Thackeray, gave an ultimatum to all the Pakistani artists to leave the country within 48 hours. Amidst all the speculations, it has been reported that Fawad Khan, a Pakistani actor of the Kapoor and Sons fame following the threat has left the country.

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  • Karan Johar Speaks Up On Having Stress For Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s Clash With Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay

    Since the announcement of Ae Dil hai Mushkil and Shivaay releasing on the same date all kinds of things have been speculated and spoken about. Recently at the Jio MAMI press conference when the director of ADHM, Karan Johar was asked about the pressure of the clash between ADHM and Shivaay, he responded in his trademark cheeky way and said it’s like asking him about his early morning problems.

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  • Bebo flaunts her baby bump in thigh-high slit gown at Ranbir's birthday bash

    New Delhi [India], Sept. 29 (ANI): Kareena Kapoor Khan seem to get hotter even as her baby bump keep growing and make its way closer to the T-day. The birthday party held for Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor as he turned 34 yesterday spotted celebrities including Amrita Arora, who posted a picture with the expectant mother at the party. 35-year-old Amrita took to Instagram to share the party pic and captioned it as "Birthday Bumps" followed by a number of lovely emojis.

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  • Is Hrithik Roshan prepping up for a final showdown with Kangana Ranaut?

    Mumbai: Hrithik 's father Rakesh Roshan's recent comment that his son's revelations regarding Kangana Ranaut will shock the public, was no casual offhand comment. If you thought Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut controversial drama was over, then you are mistaken. Hrithik and his legal team are all set for the next and final round of conflict with the actress which hopefully will culminate in the truth coming out in public. According to a source close to Hrithik, "While Hrithik was shooting and completing Kaabil, his team was burning the midnight oil gathering all data, going through content and internet and deciding the next level of action. Now all the facts and documented evidence of Hrithik's

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  • CPEC worth $51 bn after China, ADB approve new loans

    Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) New loans worth $8 billion from Beijing and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to upgrade the main railway line from Karachi to Peshawar has increased the size of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to over $51.5 billion, media reports said on Friday. Addressing a news briefing upon his return from a week-long visit to China, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said Beijing has agreed to provide Pakistan with a $5.5bn concessional loan to upgrade and modernise the Karachi-Lahore main railway line called ML-1, Dawn news reported.

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  • Uri attack: Arrested PoK duo brought to Delhi for grilling, remanded to 10-day custody

    New Delhi [India], Sept. 28 (ANI): The two accused arrested from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) for their involvement in the Uri terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, have been brought to the national capital for further interrogation. The accused have been remanded to 10 days' police custody, up to 7th October. Earlier today, NIA today took into custody two men from PoK, who were arrested by the Army in connection with its probe into the attack.

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  • Vijay Mallya says the Indian government is plotting to make him a poster boy of financial crime

    Vijay Mallya still doesn’t think he has done anything wrong. On Sept. 29, the beleaguered business tycoon said the Indian government is trying to make him a “poster boy of bad loans and financial crime” and blamed the country’s taxation policies and high fuel prices for the failure of his venture, Kingfisher Airlines, which owes…

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  • Get Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's make-up look this festive season!

    New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Which girl wouldn't want to look like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan? This festive season get your make-up in place and look like the Bollywood diva by following a few simple tips coming straight from the experts who worked with her.

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  • Check out: Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor recreate Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's iconic train scene for Half Girlfriend

    Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor have been shooting for their romantic drama Half Girlfriend for a while now. After wrapping up New York schedule, the cast has now started their next schedule shooting in Mumbai. Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor were spotted shooting at local trains set. Arjun shared a photo from the shoot stating they were recreating Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol’s iconic train scene from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge but with a twist. He wrote, “Our very own DDLJ moment !!! @ShraddhaKapoor @mohit11481 @chetan_bhagat #halfgirlfriend #shootlife #mumbailocal.” Directed by Mohit Suri, Half Girlfriend is slated to release on 19th May 2017.

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  • Sensationalism May Turn Out To Be Donald’s ‘Trump’ Card, Feels Ganesha

    Donald Trump – one of the leading US Presidential Elections candidate has been like a conjurer and has amassed an enviable number of fans. There are also people who disagree with his views. But, will he trump over all obstacles?

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  • Volkswagen suspends ties with some Indian suppliers after expose of child deaths in mica mines

    By Rina Chandran MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - German carmaker Volkswagen has stopped buying mica from some suppliers in India, following a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation that found child workers were dying in illegal, unregulated mines, a company official said. A three-month investigation in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh revealed that at least seven children were killed since June mining for mica, the mineral that puts a sparkle in makeup and car paint. The investigation, coupled with a study of the industry by human rights group Terre des Hommes, prompted the world's top-selling carmaker to start investigations into its suppliers in India, VW spokeswoman Leslie Bothge said.

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