• Russell's final-over heroics send Kolkata top of IPL

    Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir were the heroes for Kolkata Knight Riders in their win over Kings XI Punjab.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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  • The brutal rape, murder of law student that’s sending shock-waves across Kerala

    In Perumbavoor, Kerala, a most-savage rape and murder of a 30-year-old law student has shocked the public and sent the state police force scrambling to solve the case. In an incident similar to the chilling 2012 Nirbhaya case, the law student was found murdered in a pool of blood at her one-room house in Kuruppampady on April 28. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, under attack from the opposition which complained of delayed investigation in the case, has promised strict action.

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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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  • Odisha: Marriage prospects take a hit due to water shortage in 8 villages

    People are not willing to get their daughters married off in some eight villages of Odisha due to lack of water there, a BJD member said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Rabindra Jena, who represents Balasore in Odisha, spoke of the peculiar problem saying that the water table has gone so down that one cannot get water even 1,000 feet depth. Shrirang Barne (Shiv Sena) said people of a village in his Maval constituency have to travel several kilometers to reach the mainland as it is surrounded by defence land from three sides.

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  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Your Horoscope for This Week

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

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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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.