• A gallery of star kids with their moms, because Mother’s Day is coming

    With Mother’s Day just around the corner, on Sunday, May 8, everyone is gearing up to pamper the most important women in their lives. But a single day will never be enough to celebrate mothers, and your favourite stars couldn’t agree more. Check out their social media profiles and you’ll see them showering their mothers with love all year long. They may have hundreds of fans right now, but their first real fans and cheerleaders have always been their moms. Check out everyone from Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan to Taylor Swift and Kendall and Kylie Jenner celebrate the love they have for their special person through these pictures.

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  • Watch: Sanjay Dutt’s LOL Comment On Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut Spat!

    Each and everyone is talking about Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut‘s controversy and in fact, even Bollywood stars are being dragged and are asked about their opinion on the same. Recently, Sanjay Dutt, who was spotted at Mumbai airport with wife Manyata, was also asked to comment on the burning topic of Bollywood. Sanjay Dutt, who is close to Hrithik Roshan, was asked about resolving the spat between Hrithik and Kangana Ranaut.

    Business of Cinema
  • Law turns down Pakistan coaching role

    The Pakistan Cricket Board has hit "hurdles" in its attempts to appoint Stuart Law as head coach.

    Omnisport
  • Keenan-Reuben murder: All four accused found guilty, sentenced to life imprisonment by Mumbai court

    NEARLY FIVE years after Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandez were killed for confronting four men who molested their friend, a special women's court found all four guilty on Thursday. Special Judge Vrushali Joshi sentenced Jitendra Rana, Satish Dulgaj, Sunil Bodh and Dipal Piwal to life imprisonment for the remainder of their lives. It is not a case that fits into the rarest of rare category but the accused should be sentenced to life imprisonment,” said Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.

    The Indian Express
  • AIADMK manifesto- Amma knows what her children need: Free phones, gold, loans, power, land

    Hundred units of free power for households every two months, 50 per cent subsidy for women to buy scooters, free laptops with Internet for students in Class 11 and Class 12, eight grams of gold for women getting married, free cellphones for all ration-card holders, Rs 18,000 as maternity assistance, maternity leave for nine months and Rs 40,000 crore in loans for farmers from 2016-2021. With statewide opinion polls suggesting a swing against the ruling AIADMK government, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday unveiled a string of freebies, particularly targeting women and economically weaker sections, in her party’s manifesto for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections on May 16. Referring to the successful schemes launched by her government, including the popular Amma canteens, Jayalalithaa told a massive gathering of over a lakh in Erode’s Perundurai: “A mother knows the need of her children.

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  • Prakash Padukone’s letter to his daughters explains why parents should let kids do what they want

    Ace badminton player and coach Prakash Padukone wrote a letter to his daughters, actor Deepika Padukone and golfer Anisha Padukone, as part of Sudha Menon's book, "Legacy: Letters From Eminent Parents To Their Daughters ". In it, contrary to the traditional style of Indian parenting (or at least the stereotypical one), he emphasises the need for parents to let children do what they really aspire to do. "As you stand on the threshold of life’s journey, I want to share with you some lessons that life has taught me," he starts his letter and goes on to explain how his father Ramesh Padukone, despite belonging to a middle-class family and a time when children were expected to study medicine or engineering, let him decide his life course and a career in badminton.

    The Indian Express
  • Sex-change surgery: India's new line in budget medical tourism

    After decades of battling depression, former soldier Betty Ann Archer finally flew to New Delhi to complete her gender transition, one of a growing number of foreigners heading to India for budget sex-change operations. Born Dale Archer, the 64-year-old American said she felt trapped in the wrong body right from the start, recalling secretly trying on her mother's dresses as a boy -- much to the horror of her conservative military father. "I became very ill in 2011 and almost died," she said, wearing a bright blue sari and ornate Indian jewellery that she bought after her gender reassignment surgery in Delhi.

    AFP
  • Marine Drive kept out of inquiry as officials ‘feared backlash over substandard work’

    THE iconic Marine Drive was excluded from the high level inquiry into 34 road works, which led to the unveiling of the Mumbai road works scam, despite specific recommendations from the vigilance department that samples should be taken from the VVIP road while work of resurfacing it is under way. Senior officials in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) told The Indian Express that Marine Drive was originally very much a part of the roads inquiry initiated by Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta after receiving a letter on the subject from Mayor Snehal Ambekar. The chief engineer of the vigilance department had written to the deputy chief engineer (island city) of the roads department on January 13, 2016, stating that trial pits must be dug on Marine Drive between January 16 and January 20.

    The Indian Express
  • Selfie gone wrong fells 126-year-old statue of Portuguese king

    A young man's attempt to take a selfie snapshot with the statue of a 16th century Portuguese king ended badly when the 126-year-old statue crashed to the ground and shattered, police said on Wednesday. The man, whom police did not identify, accidentally toppled Dom Sebastiao's statue after climbing up to its pedestal outside the ornate Rossio railway station in central Lisbon just before midnight on Tuesday. The child-sized statue of the sad-eyed, sword-wielding king stood in a niche between two horseshoe-shaped arches at the entrance to the station.

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  • AgustaWestland deal: How did Swamy get sensitive files, asks Congress

    A day after the VVIP chopper deal was discussed in Rajya Sabha, Congress member Anand Sharma sought to know Thursday how BJP member Subramanian Swamy got access to sensitive and confidential files of the defence ministry and investigation agencies. Sharma said Swamy had not authenticated the documents yet. Raising the issue through a point of order, Sharma said, “During proceedings yesterday, certain sensitive MoD, CBI and ED documents were read out by an honourable member, or rather less honourable member.

    The Indian Express
  • Kejriwal’s Modi dig backfires on Twitter; Delhi CM gets trolled instead

    On May 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched e-rikshaws and e-boats in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi. Pictures of Modi lounging in e-boat and taking a ride in e-rikshaw did the rounds on social media and one of the them was, in fact, shared by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who tried to take a dig at Modi, however, the move massively backfired.

    The Indian Express
  • Forest dept to showcase whale beached at Mumbai’s Juhu in January

    THE 35-foot whale that washed ashore at Juhu in January this year, drawing an unruly crowd of onlookers, is now set to be showcased by the forest department as the largest mammal skeleton so far in Mumbai at the Marine Biodiversity Centre in Navi Mumbai. The whale currently rests at Juhu beach near Vile Parle, guarded by a forest officer, and will be exhumed after its complete decomposition. The bones and the skeleton structure will be put together at the site where it will be exhibited,” said N Vasudevan, Chief Conservator, Forests.

    The Indian Express
  • ITC shuts cigarette plants from May 4

    India's biggest cigarette maker ITC Ltd shut its plants from May 4 to comply with a new stipulated pictorial warnings rule issued by the federal government, the company said in a statement. India's top court told tobacco companies on Wednesday they must adhere to a new federal rule requiring much larger health warnings on cigarette packs, in a major setback for the $11 billion industry. The court also transferred all petitions by cigarette manufacturers pending in various courts to the Karat High Court for further hearing.

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  • Volkswagen commences Ameo bookings

    During these roadshows, customers will get an opportunity to experience the Ameo, explore its various features and make bookings. The Ameo will be available with a choice of a three pot, 1.2L MPI petrol motor which makes 74bhp and 110Nm of torque or a 1.5L, four-cylinder turbo-diesel motor churning out 89bhp of power and 230Nm of torque. Launched at the 2016 Auto Expo, the Ameo carries a lot of expectation on its shoulders as it enters the competitive compact sedan segment.

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  • Etihad Airways launches Airbus A380 in Bollywood style

    Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag carrier Etihad Airways' official Airbus A380 made its debut in India with a dash of Bollywood and its revelry. The dance and music show, choreographed by Terence Lewis, also saw cabin crew from Etihad Airways and strategic partner Jet Airways in a spontaneous performance with members of the entertainer's dance troupe.

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  • Mumbai woman dies after bedsheet catches fire

    According to police, Lalita Krishna Bombe was found engulfed in flames by her two sisters in their apartment. The incident took place around 4 am on Wednesday inside the bedroom where Lalita was sleeping alone with door unlocked. Around 2 pm, Lalita succumbed to her injuries.

    The Indian Express
  • Six-month operation, 7-hr raid by team of 60: Police

    Raids to pick up the suspects from three separate locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh were conducted over seven hours by a team of 60 sleuths of Delhi Police Special Cell, said the sources. After getting an input Monday about an explosion in north east Delhi’s Gokalpuri, a team led by Special Cell DCP P S Kushwaha formed 12 teams. Another team had information on Shakir Ansari, who was nabbed from Deoband in western UP’s Saharanpur district.

    The Indian Express
  • To Those Who Assume I Feel Good Because I’m Wearing Makeup

    So often we judge a book by its cover.

    The Mighty
  • 11 pairs of chandbalis that we can’t wait to get our hands on

    Your quick fix to making any outfit wedding-worthy dressing is not stepping into a higher pair of heels, neither is it a swipe of red lipstick (although it does help a lot), but the trick to really looking like you made an effort for the festivities lies in jewellery. Furthermore, as the evidence from several selfies will suggest—earrings are what really bring out the spark in your eye. Chandbalis are your go-to saviours with any kind of Indian outfit. Whether you style your hair up or down, pair them with an anarkali or an elegant silk sari, there is no resisting the charm of these trusty bejewelled earrings. Here are some to add to your shopping list:

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