• Aamir Khan not scared but spreading fear among Indians: BJP

    With the debate over intolerance in the country once again making headlines,  following Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's remarks, BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain on Tuesday said it was a conspiracy to malign the nation, and that Aamir Khan was not scared but was spreading fear among the people. "Don't forget, India made you a star... A small incident happens in a country of 121 crore people, but it is not alright to malign our 'Incredible India' over the same," Hussain said, referring to Aamir Khan's remarks at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism award ceremony.

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  • Photos: Sushant Singh Rajput And Kriti Sanon Are The New Hottest B-Town Pair!

    Bollywood's young and dashing stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon are all set to sizzle on screen together for an upcoming film. The actors have been making major moves in their respective careers and hence to bring them together for a film is nothing less than a great idea! Both Sushant and Kriti have raised the hotness quotient in a photo shoot that they did recently. Apparently, Dinesh Vijan is all set to become a director after having a successful run with production, and he has roped in Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon for the lead roles.

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  • 2002 riots-convict Maya Kodnani's selfie goes viral, sparks angry reactions on social media

    New Delhi: Maya Kodnani, one of the chief accused in the bloody riots of 2002 in Gujarat, has once again come under the attack following a selfie of hers that has gone viral on social media. The former Gujarat minister, who had been granted bail last year on grounds of her delicate health, was seen in a selfie at a yoga camp, organised on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. According Kolkata: Cyrus Mistry of Tata Sons and Anil Ambani of the Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Group were among guests of honour in

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  • Shahid does the Lungi dance, Alia grooves to ‘Saree ke fall sa’, Mira makes stage debut - Mumbai Mirror -

    The MM (Madhu Mantena-Masaba Gupta) sangeet on Saturday threw up lots of surprises. While Kangana Ranaut took centre-stage with her Queen director, Vikas Bahl, dancing to the hit Himmatwala number, "Nainon Mein Sapna", the duo dressed like Sridevi and Jeetendra, Mira Rajput, hand-in-hand with husband Shahid Kapoor, made her debut on stage with "Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai" and "Desi Boyz". Earlier in the evening, Mira's miya took the Chennai Express route with "Lungi Dance" while his Shaandaar co-star, Alia Bhatt took off on R... Rajkumar's "Saree Ke Fall Sa". Alia, along with sister Shaheen and bestie Anushka Ranjan, also performed to her own chartbuster, "Gulaabo", along with Dil Dhadkne Do's "Gallan

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  • Not Gauahar Khan, But Rithvik Dhanjani Wins I Can Do That

    After outdoing his fellow contestants through death-defying stunts and skills ranging from magic and aerial stunts to trapeze acts from the circus and even playing with fire, the handsome hunk Rithvik Dhanjani has emerged as the undisputed winner of the show. The Grand Finale was indeed a star- studded affair packed with the 'Tamasha' stars Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor joining in and having a ball of a time with host Farhan Akhtar and the celebrity contestants. The four finalists were Rithvik Dhanjani, Gurmeet Choudhary, Gauahar Khan and Madhurima Tuli.

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  • Women are #HappyToBleed, then what’s the problem?

    On November 20, Nikita Azad wrote an open letter to Prayar Gopalakrishnan, the Devaswom chief of the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Azad, with a few of her friends, started a week-long online campaign on Facebook titled "Happy To Bleed", which has garnered massive support from women across the country. It acknowledges menstruation as a natural activity which doesn't need curtains to hide behind," reads the description of the campaign inviting people to hold placards/sanitary napkins/charts saying Happy To Bleed, take their pictures, upload it to their profiles or post on the page.

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  • A mayor murdered with husband, a nephew on the run

    The murder of Chittoor mayor Katari Anuradha and her husband Katari Mohan was, the police have concluded, an act of revenge by a nephew sulking at being ignored after he had worked alongside the couple as they rose in politics, a role that allegedly included attacks on rivals and murder. Chittoor police are hunting for Sriram Chandrasekhar Reddy, also known as Chintu, the nephew of the mayor who was shot dead along with her husband on Tuesday in her chambers at the Chittoor Municipal Corporation building. “Chintu led the murderous attack on the couple.

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  • Sheena Bora murder case: Peter recalls phone call ‘Indrani made him take a day after murder’

    ON APRIL 26, 2012, nearly 24 hours after the alleged murder of Sheena Bora, Indrani made Peter speak to “Sheena” on an international number, sources claimed. This revelation has been made by Peter Mukerjea (60), arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on November 19 in connection with the murder of his step-daughter, the third day into his interrogation by the central agency. “We were in our Worli home and I had just entered Indrani’s room when she said darling, speak to your jiju and handed over the phone to me.

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  • Farmer from Aligarh claims Geeta is his sister, offers to undergo DNA test

    After the DNA sample of speech and hearing-impaired Geeta, who returned from Pakistan after more than a decade, did not match with a family from Bihar, who had claimed to be related to her, another family in UP’s Aligarh has made a similar claim and offered to undergo a DNA test to establish it. Narendra Singh, a farmer from Aligarh, has claimed Geeta is his younger sister ‘Dubbly’ who went missing from outside their house at Utra village on November 12, 2000.

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  • Caught on camera: AAP MLA Sarita Singh misbehaves with Delhi cop after her car hits his bike - News18.com

    Aam Aadmi Party MLA Sarita Singh was on Monday booked for allegedly misbehaving with a police sub inspector in Rohtash

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  • Child’s death in Hyderabad school: No checks and balances for lifts in schools

    In the absence of well-defined rules and regulations regarding use of lifts in schools, many multi-storeyed schools in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have installed lifts and allow students to use them disregarding their safety. Last week’s death of a four-year old girl in a school lift in Hyderabad has raised questions on the maintenance of  lifts in schools and the accountability of schools and municipal authorities, especially in primary schools. States like Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana have a Lift Act in which the rules are well-defined but there is no specific Act in Telangana or AP.

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  • Gold drops towards 6-year low on dollar, U.S. rate hike view

    Gold fell nearly one percent on Monday, heading back towards last week's near six-year low, on a robust dollar and upbeat comments from Federal Reserve officials on a possible U.S. rate hike next month. Spot gold was 0.7 percent lower at $1,070.33 an ounce by 1528 GMT, down for a 13th of the 16 trading days so far this month. The euro fell on expectations that the European Central Bank will ramp up its monetary stimulus next month and could fall toward parity with the dollar in the months ahead as the Federal Reserve begins to lift interest rates while the ECB takes the opposite course.

  • Mallya hints at retiring soon to enjoy life

    There is nothing wrong in that," Mallya told reporters on the margins of the 16th annual general meeting (AGM) of United Spirits Ltd (USL) here. On the appointment of Diageo's Asia Pacific and Africa head Nicholas Bodo Blazaquz as USL vice chairman, Mallya said Nicholas brought huge amount of value, being responsible for the region. Mallya's observations came in light of British liquor major Diageo, which bought majority stake (54.7 percent) in USL in 2012 and took control, asking him in April to step down from the board as chairman and director, as it had lost confidence in him.

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  • India vs South Africa 2015, 3rd Test at Nagpur, Preview: Hosts look to clinch Gandhi-Mandela series 2015

    India take on South Africa in the third Test in the Gandhi-Mandela Series 2015 at Jamtha, Nagpur. India lead the series 1-0 after securing a comprehensive win in the first Test at Mohali. India could not extend their lead in Bengaluru as rain washed out four full days of play and as a result, both teams had to settle for a washed out game. AB de Villiers, in his 100th Test, led from the front and scored 85 in South Africa’s total of 214 in the first innings.

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  • Endangered rhino dies at California zoo, three remain worldwide

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A northern white rhinoceros, one of just four left on Earth, died on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park after suffering from a bacterial infection and age-related health issues, zoo officials said. Nola, a 41-year-old rhino brought to the Southern California park in 1989 as part of a breeding program, took a turn for the worse over the weekend following a Nov. 13 surgical procedure to drain a large pelvic abscess identified as the infection source, the zoo said in a statement. The 4,000-pound (1,800-kg) rhino had been placed under constant veterinary watch last week as her appetite and activity levels declined.

  • It started with Perumal

    Barely six months after PM Narendra Modi assumed power, when he was still enjoying a long honeymoon with the electorate and the media, the sordid l’affaire Perumal Murugan commenced. On December 2, 2014, Murugan returned home to Namakkal, after spending a month at the Sangam writers’ residency programme. Murugan could have scarcely anticipated the storm awaiting him upon his return.

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  • Conflict of other businesses challenge before media: Arun Jaitley at #RNGAwards

    Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley, who was the chief guest at the function on Monday, gave away awards to 57 journalists who went the extra mile for their stories. Recalling Goenka's contribution to the struggle against the Emergency imposed from 1975-77, Jaitley said, "If there was one instrumentality that kept fighting the Emergency from outside the prison system, it was The Indian Express." Jaitley went on to add that the Excellence in Journalism Awards was a "fit tribute because no one could represent the values of fearlessness that Ramnath Goenka did".

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  • Sari must for foreign women visiting Kashi Vishwanath Temple

    Varanasi, Nov. 23 (ANI): Foreign women visiting the Kashi Vishwanath Temple would have to wear Indian attire and also have to follow the rituals of the temple. The rule has been made by the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Nyas Parishad and the Varanasi district administration especially for the foreigners who used to come in clothes above the knees. Meanwhile, Travancore Devaswom Board president Prayar Gopalakrishnan has stoked up a controversy saying that women will be allowed to enter the famous Sabarimala Temple only when 'a machine is invented to scan if it is the right time for a women to enter the temple.' Prayar Gopalakrishnan, who has been recently appointed as the Devaswom Board President said, "Now there are machines which can scan bodies and check for weapons.

  • We are against his dynastic politics, corruption record: Kejriwal on holding hands with Lalu - News18.com

    While defending himself on the controversy surrounding him for holding hands with Lalu Prasad on stage during Nitish Kumar's swearing-in

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  • Mali hotel attack victim Anita loved Pune, the city of her roots

    “She was fond of our Indian knickknacks, and her visit to Pune was incomplete without spending long leisurely hours in Tulshibaug. During her last visit to Pune she had picked up quite a few tops and sarees,” said Anjali Datar, aunt of Indian-American aid worker Anita Datar, who was one of the 27 victims of the terrorist massacre in Mali on Friday. Born and brought up in the US, Anita had roots in Pune, which she she loved visiting time and again.

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