• UPA violates norms, created 'single-vendor situation' to benefit from Agusta deal: Parrikar

    New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Alleging that the procurement process in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal was violated, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that the former UPA regime had created 'single-vendor situation' to benefit from the same. "Italian court has proof that there was 'malafide intent' and there was corruption in matter is brought out in extensive details in judgements of a Milan court. The country wants to know who benefitted from the deal," Parrikar asked to the Congress.

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  • Is the Hri-Naut scandal a blessing in disguise for Hrithik Roshan?

    The controversy involving Roshan and Kangana Ranaut might inspire some much-needed introspection about image management.

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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

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  • 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

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  • Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma begin ‘Sultan’ shoot in Ludhiana

    After wrapping up the schedule in Muzaffarnagar of Uttar Pradesh recently, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan along with co-actor Anushka Sharma started shooting for 'Sultan' in Punjab on Tuesday (May 3). The shoot is being held in villages Narangwal and Kila Raipur of Ludhiana.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Xiaomi Mi 5 review: A great smartphone with a not-so-great software experience

    Now that the product has finally arrived in our test centre, it’s time to do some detailed analysis to see if this is the flagship phone to go for. Build and Design: 8.5 / 10 The Xiaomi Mi 5 borrows a lot of elements from its Mi Note series of phones and was constantly referred to during the launch address. One look at the Mi 5 and you will see the similarities for yourself. Xiaomi has refined the 3D glass curve design, making it way more rounded than we’ve seen on the Mi Note. The metal frame merges seamlessly onto the glass back on the edges. The chamfering has a lot more slope. The Mi 5 looks elegant and with just around 7.25mm thickness and weighing around 129g, it’s impressive that Xiaomi has

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  • #BeautyBuzz: What’s the reason behind Alia Bhatt and Sonakshi Sinha’s sun-kissed glow?

    Taking advantage of the summer sun last week was Shraddha Kapoor, sporting a cool, loose fishtail; and Sonakshi Sinha and Alia Bhatt, whose sun-kissed selfies validate the fact that natural lighting is the best illuminator. Unless of course you’re a bride, case in point: Bipasha Basu’s bridal glow. How to ace daytime make-up? Learn from Lisa Haydon; her close-up selfie shows you how to do a subtle smoky-eye: blend a soft brown shadow on your lids, line it with kohl and smudge it out just enough to make it look seamless. Pair it with nude lips and skip the lip liner.

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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.

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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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  • My Karachi incident shouldn't effect Pakistani actors in India: Kabir Khan

    By A.Kameshwari New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Filmmaker Kabir Khan, who was insulted at theKarachi airport by a group of Pakistani men, hopes and prays that thisincident should not effect Pakistani actors working in India in anyway. The 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' director in an exclusive conversation with ANIsaid, "As I said in my tweet, action of 7-8 lunatics screaming andshouting with their mobiles should not reflect their country and itshould not, in any way, effect Pakistan actors working in India as that would be extremely unfortunate," Kabir told ANI. Emphasising on how important it is to have more of collaborations andco-productions between Indian and Pakistan, Kabir added, "We should bewelcoming talent from all over the globe.

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  • New to the Mumbai: People in the city never sleep, are tireless, says Sujan Sengupta

    Sujan Sengupta, like thousands of others, moved to the city about a month ago to make a living out of his passion for music. Originally from Kolkata, the 23-year-old moved first to Delhi and then to Mumbai in search of a place that would give wings to his dream of becoming a successful sound engineer. Being an aspiring musician and sound engineer, the support for independent music that the city offers is much appreciated by Sujan.

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