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  • Vidya Balan's Husband Siddharth Roy Kapur To Quit Disney UTV On Dec 20

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  • Check out: Hrithik Roshan’s Diwali gift to the Shroffs

    It’s that time of the year when streets and homes across the country are lit up to celebrate the festival of light Diwali. Another reason this festive season is so popular is thanks to the exchange of gifts, and starting it off was none other than Hrithik Roshan who sent a special gift to Tiger Shroff and family. Posting an image of the gift on Instagram, Tiger’s mother Ayesha Shroff added, “Such a pretty divali gift from Hrithik and his family!!!!” Back on the film front, Tiger Shroff who was recently seen in the film A Flying Jatt and is currently working on director Sabbir Khan’s Munna Michael, while Hrithik Roshan is gearing up for his next release Kaabil that will hit screens next year.

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  • Shah Rukh, Gauri To Celebrate Silver Jubilee Wedding Anniversary In Mannat, Tonight

    Shah Rukh Khan has taken a break from his upcoming film being directed by Imtiaz Ali. Today is a big day for him and his wife Gauri. Here are his plans for the next few hours

  • Shocking! Is This The Reason Why Anurag Kashyap Apologized To PM Narendra Modi?

    Well we all know about the criticism that the director Anurag Kashyap had face for his comments on the Internet for his comments on the recent visit of the Prime Minister to Paksistan. Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena and Vikas Bahl felt that Anurag‘s tweets might be a reason for the damage of the production house’s box office prospects and they would be dragged into another controversy which they definitely didn’t want and that’s the reason they had asked him to be careful with his words and told him to apologize to avoid any further consequences.

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  • Shahid Kapoor’s Candid Confession About Mira And Misha Will Make You Go Awww!

    Shahid Kapoor is enjoying the phase of fatherhood right now. The actor and her wife Mira Rajput became proud parents of baby girl, Misha recently. Shahid is seen spending quality time with his daughter.

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  • Sushant Singh Rajput & Sunny Deol snapped at the airport | Parties & Events

    Browse Sushant Singh Rajput & Sunny Deol snapped at the airport Photos at Parties & Events. Download Sushant Singh Rajput & Sunny Deol snapped at the airport photos at Parties & Events at Bollywood Hungama

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  • India vs New Zealand: Commentator Scott Styris walks out after Kedar Jadhav takes a wicket in 3rd ODI

    Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni dominated headlines after India's thumping seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the third ODI at Mohali. However, not many, especially those who didn't watch the match, would be aware of a commentator walking out after Kedar Jadhav took his first wicket in the visitors' innings. The commentator in question is former Black Caps cricketer Scott Styris, who is part of the commentary panel for the ongoing series, who was doing his mic duties alongside Indian cricketer-turned-commentators Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar. To give you a little context, Jadhav has been a revelation for India in the ODI series, both with ball and bat. In the first one-dayer, he removed Jimmy Neesham

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  • Jayalalithaa's health: MS Swaminathan, Kushboo visit Apollo hospital to convey wishes

    Chennai: Eminent agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan on Monday visited Apollo Hospital and enquired about the health status of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who is undergoing treatment. Swaminathan, also founder of MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSSRF), conveyed the prayers of scientists, scholars and staff of his institution for the speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa. An MSSSRF release said Swaminathan called on Deputy Speaker Lok Sabha M Thambidurai, state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam and Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar during his visit. Also, Congress party spokesperson Kushboo Sundar, pastors of Church of South India (CSI) and a host of others visited the hospital. Prayers

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  • Ram Gopal Varma’s Amitabh Bachchan starrer Sarkar 3 in trouble

    Earlier we had reported that Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar 3 featuring Amitabh Bachchan returning to the title role from the previous films had commenced shooting. Now we hear that the film has run into legal trouble with Narendra Hirawat issuing a notice to Varma for copyright infringement. The legal notice sent by Narendra Hirawat & Co’s lawyer, claims that his company is the sole owner of the original film Sarkar’s copyrights as well as the negative rights and all other irreversible world negative rights of the film for perpetuity, and that only he has the right to initiate process of making a prequel, sequel or remake of the film. While a notice has been sent to RGV of the same, the lawyers have

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  • How a 25-Year-Old Delhi Boy Is Creating Solar Entrepreneurs in Rural India

    Meet a young renewable energy-enthusiast from Delhi who is keen on equipping solar entrepreneurs with all the right tools required to run a business. Lakshey Sehgal, a 25-year-old resident of Delhi, always wanted to work in the field of solar energy generation. After finishing his Master’s in renewable energy technology from Pondicherry University, he worked in different companies in the same field for about three years. But his experiences during this time gave him a whole new idea. “I saw a lack of trained manpower when I joined this sector for the first time. There was a lack of awareness around using advanced technology and installing newer products. At the same time, there was a lot of push from the government’s side to increase the use of solar energy in rural and urban households. This led to an increase in demand. Now, many private entities are entering the field. They are putting in money and setting up businesses to install solar power panels or work in the sector in some way or the other. But many of them are doing it wrong,” he says. You may also like: These Engineers and Students Electrified Two Karnataka Villages in Less Than Two Months “I felt that if we want to work in this field, then the entrepreneurs should know what they are doing. They need better training,” says Lakshey. In July this year, he founded Spektron Solar Private Limited, a company that conducts development and training programmes for small-scale solar entrepreneurs “Being a solar entrepreneur can mean a lot of things,” says Lakshey adding, “It is a vast field. One can be anything from a manufacturer to an installer. The person can be someone who wants to install a solar manufacturing unit, or someone who is just selling solar TVs or lanterns. But the problem comes when you want to be a solar installer. The installer has to buy products from different companies and fit them in a proper way as a solar plant in someone’s house. A lot of things can go wrong during the installation.” With a team of four people, Spektron Solar organises training sessions for those aspiring to start a business in solar system installations. The workshops help them understand that this job requires special skills and knowledge. Two-day training sessions are conducted on rooftops with original systems. The entrepreneurs take part in practical activities to understand what can go wrong during the installation, the required orientation of panels, quality of products, problems to look out for, etc. This is done with the help of demonstrations, experiments, practical sessions, etc. The team uses animations and 3-D visuals during training, and entrepreneurs pay a fee of Rs. 5,000 -7,000 for the programme. This knowledge helps them save money and is beneficial in the long run. People usually come to know about the training programme through ads in local newspapers, Facebook posts, etc. Lakshey has conducted sessions in Dehradun, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Ranchi, Gandhinagar, and Delhi, training over 200 people up until now. The team piloted their programme in big cities to see how the model works and then started moving to smaller towns. You may also like: The World’s Largest Solar Oven Cooking Class Has Taught Over 25,000 Kids to Cook Using Solar Power Their long-term goal is to work in tier-two and tier-three cities and they will begin with Amritsar, Jalandhar, Guwahati, and Tripura. Spektron Solar's office is in Delhi and the company is collaborating with the National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. Moving forward, Lakshey wants to start an online platform for Spektron Solar, for which he is currently trying to raise funds. “We provide entrepreneurs with many tools during the training, like giving them Excel sheet presentations, quick calculation tools, animations, etc. We plan to have an online platform where all this will be available. This way, even after the training is over, they can be in touch with us and ask for technical support,” he says. Even now, the team receives many calls from past participants asking for advice on making presentations and approaching customers; for help with sample proposals, pricing, laws and policies, etc. Lakshey feels that the impact is already visible. “Two months back, I conducted a programme in Dehradun. And one of the entrepreneurs from there is almost on the verge of starting his own solar manufacturing unit,” he says. Another participant from Haryana has been able to install solar systems providing about 100 KWp of solar energy to over 30 buildings. This shows that there is a lot of scope for development in this field and several people need help to understand the technology better. While working with a startup after finishing college, Lakshey used to train people on renewable energy. “When I was there, I saw that the government is providing grants and funding to different organizations to train technicians for free. But no one is training entrepreneurs who have to do a major chunk of the job. There are small scale training centres in bigger cities, but nothing specifically in tier-two and tier-three cities. We are working towards filling this gap,” he concludes. You can contact Lakshey by writing to him at You may also like: How One School Used Solar Power to Go from Being an Electricity Consumer to Electricity Producer Like this story? Or have something to share? 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  • Here’s All You Need To Know About Amitabh Bachchan’s Grand Diwali Party!

    With Diwali coming round the corner, there are big Diwali plans of various celebrities from the tinsel town. Bollywood has double bonanza for the fans this year with two big releases on Diwali- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay. The grandest celebration of Diwali from all is celebrated by the Bachchan family and their Diwali bash is the best Diwali party in the B-town.

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  • Bollywood Toons: Chemistry that saved Karan's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil!

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  • Deepika Padukone or Priyanka Chopra in Siddharth Anand’s next?

    In fact, after Salman Khan featuring alongside Chinese actress Zhu Zhu in the Indo-Chinese venture Tubelight that is being directed by Kabir Khan, we hear that the Bang Bang director Siddharth Anand has been brought on board to direct the second film in the three film Indo-Chinese coproduction deal that Eros has signed. Confirming the same, Siddharth Anand stated that the film which is a cross cultural romance set in Beijing might feature Chinese actor Deng Chao. Further adding details Ajit Thakur of Trinity Pictures, which is a franchise of Eros International, stated that while the script of the film is currently being worked upon, it will in all likelihood feature an A list Bollywood actress

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  • Pak not in a position to provoke India: Defence expert

    New Delhi [India], Oct. 25(ANI): Defence expert Lieutenant General (Retd.) Raj Kadyan on Tuesday said Pakistan is at the moment not in a position to do something major that may provoke India. "Therefore, it was only expected that they will engage in those small least provocative activities and heating up the LoC has been one of the options because LoC has been violated so many times that the world doesn't take note of it and that is what they have been doing after 29th September," Lieutenant General (Retd.) Kadyan told ANI. "India has a policy and doesn't initiate any violence.

  • Sushant BUSTS the rumours and the lies

    Sushant Singh Rajput has entered the big league by scoring a handsome century with M S Dhoni The Untold Story. It is the second highest grossing film of 2016 so far. In a no holds barred exclusive with Content Head Broadband Faridoon Shahryar, Sushant busts the rumours about him raising the price post the success of Dhoni and the tantrum stories that are doing the rounds in tabloids these days. Singh also talks about his forthcoming films. Since the time M. S Dhoni – The Untold Story has released and is doing extremely well, it’s been a positive experience for you but once you make it big and Rs. 100 crores, all the judgements start coming in. It’s funny that if an actor has a successful film

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  • Donald Trump for President: What Are the Chances?

    The success of Donald Trump's outsider candidacy has shaken the Republican party to its core.

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  • Watch: Anushka Sharma's dog reacts to her singing Bulleya

    Anushka Sharma is gearing up for the release of the much-awaited film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Recently, Anushka joined her cast mates for the promotions after wrapping her film The Ring in Budapest. As the promotions are on in full swing, Anushka Sharma is going all kinds of goofy. One such video surfaced online where she was seen singing the song ‘Bulleya’ to her dog Dude Sharma. The video she shared shows how her pet reacted to her singing and it was quite funny. She captioned it, “Meet a new fan of #ADHM music !! – Dude Sharma – mera kutta & im his Insaan.” Directed by Karan Johar, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Fawad Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and opens in theaters

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  • Had opposed MNS's Rs 5 crore demand right there in meeting: CM

    Under fire over "brokering" a deal between producers of "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" and MNS chief Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has maintained that he had opposed the offer of Rs 5 crore contribution from makers to the Army welfare fund. Karan Johar's film faced protests by MNS workers for casting Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. Film's smooth release, scheduled to open on October 28, was ensured at a meeting Film Producers' Guild, producers and MNS Thackeray, mediated by Fadnavis last week. A key demand conceded in the meeting was Rs 5 crore contribution from makers for the army welfare. "Thackeray had put three demands, out of which there was no objections to the other two.

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  • Check out: Jackie Shroff and Suniel Shetty reminisce good old days on Yaaron Ki Baarat

    It has only been a month or so since Riteish Deshmukh and Sajid Khan began their celebrity talk show Yaaron Ki Baraat. We have seen many celebrity duos making an appearance on the show who have managed to sustain their friendship over the years. Another pair who will be appearing on the Diwali special episode is Jackie Shroff and Suniel Shetty. The duo recently filmed an episode and had a gala time on the sets of the chat show. Sharing a selfie, Sajid wrote, “What a phaadoo shoot bhidu!! @bindasbhidu @SunielVShetty the asli walkeshvar yaars gave @Riteishd n me our best diwali gift…best content.” Suniel Shetty thanked everyone for getting him and Jackie together on the show with a photo saying,

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  • Samajwadi Party like feud brewing in Lalu Yadav's family: Sushil Modi

    Patna: Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday claimed a Samajwadi Party-like feud is brewing within RJD chief Lalu Prasad's family too which will "explode" any day. "Lalu Prasad is trying to calm down the discontentment within his family. He has himself planted the seed of discontentment by breaking the age-old tradition as per which the eldest son is the successor to the throne... "But Lalu declared younger son Tejashwi as his heir by making him the Deputy Chief Minister over his eldest daughter (Misa Bharti) and elder son (Tej Pratap Yadav)," he claimed. "There is a cold war going on inside Prasad's family at present. The discontentment in his family is not going to end and will q