• National Awards: Amitabh Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut Collect Their Prizes

    Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Kangana Ranaut collected their Best Actor and Actress National Awards at a ceremony held in New Delhi on Tuesday. Mr Bachchan received the prize for his role in Shoojit Sircar's Piku, in which he played the cantankerous old Bhashkor Banerjee. This is Mr Bachchan's fourth Best Actor win after Agneepath, Black and Paa. Mr Bachchan's actress-politician wife Jaya Bachchan, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai accompanied him to the ceremony. Ms Ranaut, wearing strapless silver gown, took home the trophy for her double role in Aanand L Rai's Tanu Weds Manu Returns. This is Kangana Ranaut's third National Award - she won the Best Supporting Actress award for Fashion

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  • Zarina Wahab: I am in Mumbai and will never leave Aditya Pancholi

    The senior actress rubbishes the loose talk in the industry that she is upset with her husband and has flown off to Hyderabad

  • Is David Dhawan forbidding Varun from moving in with girlfriend Natasha?

    Seems, the father and son are not on the same page in matters related to heart

  • Not without my daughter: Sex worker’s fight to get her child back

    She was trafficked from her native Andhra Pradesh village to Delhi eight years ago after her first husband died and was forced into prostitution. The brothel owners paid her no money for serving 20-25 men every day and even took away one of her children. But 30-year-old Sarika didn’t give up. With the help of a customer who fell in love and married her, she escaped her traffickers and began looking for her second daughter, whose whereabouts she doesn’t know. Sarika is now fighting in court for custody of the girl, who police say was put up for adoption as Sarika signed away her rights. She says she was forced to sign the papers because as a sex slave she could do little to stop it. She can’t

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  • 74 litre bill for a 70 litre tank — Social media helps Delhi man get justice at petrol pump

    Such is the power of social media. In another such incident, a Delhi resident Sumi Parmar took to Facebook to share his grievance against a petrol station in Delhi's Moolchand area which charged him extra money.

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  • Reliance Jio’s Lyf smartphones make it to top 5

    India with 23 percent growth in smartphone market provided relief to global smartphone-makers as they struggled to sell phones around the world and Reliance Jio’s Lyf smartphone also took the opportunity to creep up to the top five spot among smartphones in terms of shipments, a new report by Counterpoint Research showed. Peter Richardson, Research Director at Counterpoint Research said, “India which surpassed USA to become the second largest smartphone market in terms of users has continued to register strong demand for smartphone. There is a massive opportunity for every player in the mobile value chain when the second largest market by volume is still under penetrated and growing, while the

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  • Libra Weekly Horoscope

    Here's what's in store for you the week of May 2.

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  • Malaika Arora Khan’s cool blue lehenga is what you need for a summer wedding

    Despite the rising temperature, few couples are willing to forsake the de riguer Indian ethnic dress code for summer weddings. But for this weekend’s big event—Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover’s nuptials—Malaika Arora Khan showed up in an ensemble that makes the whole lehenga-dupatta saga seem not so tedious. Dressed in a powder blue Anita Dongre lehenga for the reception, Khan kept the overall look clean (but definitely not understated) with a jadau necklace and a statement ring. To recreate the look with a bohemian touch, swap the diamonds for silver jewellery, and you are good to dance away at the next mehendi pencilled into your planner. Click through the slideshow to find out how to put

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  • Indian maid who lost arm as she fled Saudi Arabia becomes face of human trafficking

    By Anuradha Nagaraj CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Kasthuri Munirathinam crawled out of the window of a second floor apartment in Riyadh, she was scared for her life. The 55-year-old Indian housemaid from Tamil Nadu was determined to escape from her employer's apartment where she worked as a domestic help.

  • Full text: Sachin Tendulkar’s acceptance letter to the IOA

    Having been announced as Indian contingent's second Goodwill Ambassador for the Rio 2016 Olympics, Sachin Tendulkar wrote an encouraging letter to IOA expressing his pleasure and interest in helping the athletes in any which way he can. 'Master Blaster' vowed to help the athletes with words of encouragement before they leave the country for Rio Olympics and to help in raising awareness for the quadrennial extravaganza. Thank you for the letter dated April 28, 2016 regarding the upcoming Olympic Games at Rio De Janeiro.

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  • Drashti Dhami wishes good luck to new 'Raja-Rani'

    Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Actress Drashti Dhami has lauded child artistes Sagar Hingonia and Mahima Joshi who will be taking over TV show "Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani" as post-leap leads, saying they are "adorable" and also wished them good luck. Both the kids who are playing the role of Raja and Rani are absolutely adorable. The exit of the lead couple Siddhant Karnick and Drashti will introduce an all new cast post leap as Raja and Rani.

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  • Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talc-powder trial

    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) was ordered by a U.S. jury on Monday to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the company’s talc-powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer. The verdict, which J&J plans to appeal, was the second straight trial loss for the company, which is facing about 1,200 lawsuits accusing it of not adequately warning consumers about its talc-based products' cancer risks. Following a three-week trial in Missouri state court, jurors deliberated for about a day before returning a verdict for Gloria Ristesund.

  • From Mumbai shanties to 18-storey building: 255 families from Dharavi move into new homes

    After living for over two decades in his claustrophobic Dharavi shanty, 32-year-old Babu Mandipla had a childish grin plastered on his face as he took in the big windows and easy ventilation of what was now his own house. The erstwhile Congress-NCP government had started the construction of this building before the 2014 polls to show some movement in the Rs 25,000-crore project during its reign. The authority is in charge of redeveloping Sector 5, the easiest of Dharavi’s five sectors, while the other four are to be revamped with private developers on a public-private partnership model.

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  • Docoss X1 is tempting at Rs 888 , but Freedom 251 has taught us not to be too hopeful – Tech2

    So, there is a new home-brewed company, unknown until a few days ago, and ready to sell a smartphone at a price unimaginable. Sounds familiar? Yes, the first thing that comes to your mind is Ringing Bells’ Rs 251 priced Freedom 251. The next and the most obvious thought – is it a scam? That’s how the Noida-based company has killed our appetite for fancy yet uber-cheap smartphones. I remember the buzz around when the Rs 251 phone was announced. One of the watchmen would follow up everyday for daily updates on when it will start shipping, if its a scam, and why he hasn’t received the promised payment link. People were penning strategies to buy 10 units using multiple email IDs. For days, it was

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  • Aamir buys bike containing metal of INS Vikrant

    Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan has become a proud owner of the new Bajaj V, a motorcycle which contains metal of India's de-commissioned aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. Aamir was inspired to buy the V15 when he learnt that the new launch from Bajaj contains metal from INS Vikrant, which played a role in the 1971 India-Pakistan war. When Rajiv Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Auto, got to know that Aamir, a personal friend, had placed an order for a V15, he contacted Aamir and decided to have a unique customisation done for his Bajaj V. The new V made for Aamir has a customized embossing of the initial A on the fuel tank and one-off graphic design of "Chote Lal" affectionately inscribed on the rear seat cowl.

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  • Micromax launches Canvas Mega 2 for Rs.7,999

    New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Indian smartphone maker Micromax on Tuesday launched Canvas Mega 2 with a six-inch display and long-lasting battery at Rs.7,999.

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  • Gold turns lower after nearing 15-month high as dollar firms

    NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Gold turned lower on Tuesday, after nearing the prior session's 15-month top, as the U.S. dollar moved higher and a Federal Reserve official pointed to the possibility of two interest rate hikes in 2016. Spot gold (XAU=) was down 0.4 percent at $1,285.69 an ounce by 2:33 p.m. EDT (1833 GMT), off a session high of $1,302. U.S. gold futures for June delivery (GCv1) settled down 0.3 percent at $1,295.80 an ounce.

  • I haven't done anything wrong: Pratyusha's boyfriend

    Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Rahul Raj Singh, boyfriend of the deceased Prayusha Bannerjee, accused of abetting her suicide and currently out on anticipatory bail, says he is waiting for the truth to be revealed.

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  • Scorpene takes to water but India needs more submarines quickly

    'Kalvari’, the first of the Scorpene class submarines, built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd Mumbai (MDL), went to sea for the first time on Sunday. According to the details given out by MDL, the submarine sailed out at about 1000 hours under her own propulsion for the first sea trial, off the Mumbai coast and during the sortie, completed a number of preliminary tests on the propulsion system, Auxiliary Equipment and Systems, Navigation Aids, Communication Equipment and Steering gear. The maiden sea trial of the first Scorpene submarine certainly marks a milestone in the development phase of this conventional submarine.

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  • Care for your hair in simple steps this summer!

    New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) With heat, humidity and dust playing spoilsport to the hair during summers, they require that extra dose of nourishment! To help solve the problem, conditioning is important to avoid dull and dry tresses, experts say. Thirumal Raj, CEO and Founder of Advanced Beauty and Cosmetic Clinic, summed up a few tips stressing the importance of conditioning to avoid dull, dry hair. Here are a few tips summed up by Raj: * Regular hair wash: Pollution and dust combined with sweat tend to accumulate on the scalp, which results in hair fall.

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