• 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.

  • ‘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
  • Magical Photo Of The Day: Shah Rukh Khan And Kajol From Dilwale

    Rohit Shetty’s much anticipated film ‘Dilwale’ which stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon in lead roles, has been coming up with amazing pictures from the shooting of the film. The entire team of the film has geared up for the second schedule of the shooting in Hyderabad, and we got out hands on the amazing picture of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Time and again the makers of the film have given a visual treat to their fans and this time Shah Rukh Khan has shared a black & white photo.

    Business of Cinema
  • Explained: No-Beef Nation

    Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

    The Indian Express
  • AIB’s Salman Khan Starrer The Martian Is The Best Thing You’ll See Today!

    Imagine what it would look like if ‘The Martian’ starred Salman Khan instead of Matt Damon? Well AIB has helped us to make the imagination easier! The hilarious spoof poster shows a mash up of Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ look and Matt Damon’s ‘The Martian’ avatar and certainly it is the best thing we’ve seen today. Not just the photo, what made us laugh out loud was the description of the poster. ‘The Martian’ actually sees how a group of astronauts bring Matt Damon back from Mars.

    Business of Cinema
  • Vijay Breaks Silence On The Tax Evasion Controversy!

    Tamil star Vijay has finally opened up about the recent tax evasion controversy that stated that the actor has been evading tax since the past five years. Although the tax officials do not seem to share the same opinion with the actor. Vijay has however stated that he is trying to clear the air with the Income Tax department.

    Business of Cinema
  • 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
  • CBI to ask Indrani about will she signed with husband Peter Mukerjea

    A joint will, signed by Indrani and her husband Peter Mukerjea, is the first legal document the CBI plans to confront Indrani with during questioning, agency sources told The Indian Express. Indrani, her ex-husband Sanjay Khanna and former driver Shyam Rai are accused of killing Indrani’s daughter Sheena Bora. A Mumbai court Monday extended Indrani’s judicial custody until October 19.

    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
  • Losing to South Africa a blessing in disguise: Kohli

    Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Prior to the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I), Indian middle-order batsman Virat Kohli on Thursday said losing the series to South Africa will act as a blessing for India ahead of the T20 World Cup to be held in the country in 2016. In the first two games in the series which were held in Dharamsala and Cuttack, India lost by seven and six wickets respectively to give the Proteas the series win. "We have a lot of games coming up going forward to the World T20.

  • Supplies from India hit, Nepal moves to airlift fuel from third country

    With supplies from India disrupted due to the unrest in the border areas of Madhes over the new Constitution, fuel-starved Nepal moved to airlift petroleum products from a third country. The Nepal Oil Corporation floated a global tender Thursday, seeking bids for supply of fuel to the country that has almost come to a standstill because of a petroleum crisis caused by 18 days of protests. For now, it will import around 500 KL (kilolitres) daily — 200 KL each of diesel and aviation fuel and 100 KL petrol.

    The Indian Express
  • 29 Ways to Earn Some Extra Cash

    At Fiverr, an online community of freelancers, you can advertise your proficiency in skills such as writing and translation, video and animation, and advertising. As Fiverr's name indicates, your services sell starting at $5 a pop, and you have the option of adding ancillary services to make more money. Set your own fees with TaskRabbit, which will keep 15% to 30% of the transaction.

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  • 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
  • Oil down, snaps 3-day rally after big U.S. crude build

    Oil fell in volatile trading on Wednesday, snapping a three-day rally, after U.S. government data showing a large crude inventory build surprised traders the day after an industry group had reported a draw. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said domestic crude inventories rose 3.1 million barrels last week, more than the 2.2 million-barrel build forecast by analysts in a Reuters survey. Just on Tuesday, preliminary inventory data by the American Petroleum Institute had suggested a drawdown of 1.2 million barrels.

  • hike messenger adds feature to operate without internet

    New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Instant messaging platform hike messenger on Thursday launched a new feature named hike Direct which will allow the app to function without an Internet connection and also said that it has reached a user base of over 70 million. The feature can work without Wi-Fi or mobile data and allow users to send photos, stickers, files and messages to anyone who is also on the hike network," said Kavin Bharti Mittal, founder and chief executive of hike messenger. "Currently we are processing 20 billion messages monthly and people are spending at least 140 minutes on the app on a weekly basis." Recently, the messaging platform released a feature that would allow users free group calling on the app, connecting up to 100 people at the same time.

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • Coal scam | Tell coal bench your case is different: SC to Manmohan Singh

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convince the special bench —constituted in the top court to hear coal scam cases — as to how his case was “different” and required to be heard separately. Initially, the bench said that the matter will be listed next week, but minutes thereafter senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for Aditya Birla Group's Hindalco, urged the chief justice to fix the hearing after Diwali vacation. Salve's request was supported by another senior advocate K K Venugopal, who appeared for former minister of state for coal Santosh Bagrodia, who is an accused in another coal scam case.

    The Indian Express
  • Ford India launches upgraded EcoSport with base price of Rs.679,563

    New Delhi, Oct.7 (ANI): Ford India launched its new EcoSport with enhanced power, performance, appeal and features with a starting price of Rs 679,563. This has been done keeping in mind the festive season which is just round the corner. The new EcoSport comes with Ford's highly efficient 1.5L TDCi diesel engine with an improved peak power of 100 PS that delivers a mileage of 22.27 Km per litre.

  • Coffee Day eyes $1 billion valuation with biggest Indian IPO in 3 yrs

    Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd, which runs the nation's biggest coffee chain, said it is eyeing a valuation of as much as 67.5 billion rupees ($1.04 billion) based on the issue price of its initial public offering next week that will be the biggest in the local market in nearly three years. Coffee Day, which is selling new shares in the IPO, will dilute as much as 17.55 percent on a post-issue basis to raise up to 11.5 billion rupees, according to a presentation made at a company news conference on Wednesday. The company will sell 3.4 billion rupees worth of shares to cornerstone investors ahead of the IPO, managers to the IPO said.

  • Indian artists don't face such opposition in Pakistan like Ghulam Ali in Mumbai, says Basit

    New Delhi, Oct. 7 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, on Wednesday condemned the opposition made by Shiv Sena on the musical concert of Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, saying that Indian artists do not face such opposition when they visit Pakistan. Indian artists when they go to Pakistan, they do not face such opposition," Basit told the media here.

  • 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.