• 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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  • West Bengal polls: Mamata targets media group, says rivals will be left ‘sucking on lollipops’

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched a scathing attack Monday on her adversaries, including the Kolkata-based Anandabazar Patrika (ABP) group, saying they won't be able to prevent her victory in this assembly elections and will be left "sucking on lollipops". Banerjee was speaking at Tufanganj Assembly constituency in her first election rally at Cooch Behar, which will vote on May 5 in the final phase of the West Bengal elections. "They have continuously been complaining about the elections -- CPM, Congress, BJP and ABP ke aami election er pore ekta lollipop aar balish debo (CPM, Congress, BJP and ABP will be left sucking on lollipops after the election).

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  • Thank You, Bipasha Basu for These Stunning Pics From the Wedding

    Actress Bipasha Basu married her long time beau Karan Singh Grover according to Bengali rituals at an intimate ceremony and on April 30. Bipasha, who looked stunning dressed as a traditional Bengali bride in a Sabyasachi ensemble, shared stunning pictures from the do and the reception party on Instagram on Monday. Bipasha and Karan and guests like actresses Malaika Arora, Lisa Haydon, Dia Mirza, and Aditi Gowitrikar, singer Sophie Choudry and writer Preeta Sukhtankar were the party rockers.   A photo posted by bipashabasu (@bipashabasu) on May 2, 2016 at 12:11am PDT   A look at Karan's group of boys, also featuring designer friend Rocky S:   A photo posted by bipashabasu (@bipashabasu) on May

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  • Bipasha-Karan to Aamir-Kiran: Are we ok with divorce and remarriage?

    As Bipasha Basu got married to Karan Singh Grover on Saturday, who has been divorced twice, we talk to experts and couples about how is society accepting such alliances. Earlier this month, the actors had finally made their relationship public. They released an official statement announcing their marriage on April 30. But everything hasn’t always been smooth-sailing for this couple. According to a report, Bipasha’s father, Hirak Basu, did not approve of their relationship initially because of Karan’s past marriages. The TV actor has been divorced twice before. However, her family eventually relented, and blessed the couple. Many would like to believe that in today’s day and age, a divorce doesn’t

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  • Pregnant woman assaulted for resisting rape attempt on train

    A pregnant woman was assaulted for resisting a rape attempt inside the general compartment of the Jan Nayak Express on Saturday. The incident took place when the Amritsar to Darbhanga-bound train had left the Gonda station and was nearing the Budhwal railway station. Alerted by the victim’s cries for help, her co-passengers rushed to her rescue. The suspect was caught, thrashed and handed over to the police at the Budhwal railway station. The woman was travelling with her husband, a four-year old daughter and a distant relative to Haryana where she was going to work as a labourer with other family members. Soon after the train left the Gonda station, the victim went to the washroom. A youth,

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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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  • 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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  • Student accuses prof of seeking sexual favours in return for attendance

    A first-year student at the school of information and communication technology at Gautam Buddha University has accused a professor of asking for sexual favours in return for clearing attendance. The incident transpired on Thursday evening. A group of students on Friday marched to the office of the Registrar to file a written complaint. They demanded a swift action be taken against the accused professor of the electrical engineering department . “He (the professor) called me to his cabin after working hours under the pretence of discussing my situation as I was going to be disbarred because of lack of attendance. He called me to stand close to him by showing me a file and the pulled my shirt and

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  • IPL 2016, RCB vs KKR: Quiet Knight Yusuf Pathan rises in Bangalore

    Two Indians, who are now more or less almost exclusively associated with IPL, one a big-hearted leggie, other a big basher, had a night to remember in Bangalore. Yuzvinder Chahal nearly won the game for RCB but it was Kolkata Knight Riders' Yusuf Pathan who ended up with that winning feeling. Yuzvendra Chahal is small wiry man, a sort of a figure who Tony Grieg would have hailed as a "that little man" to push postcolonial buttons in some Indian viewers.

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  • Road above Metro’s underground station caved in

    Portion of the newly laid road near the underground section of Namma Metro at Majestic caved in while a truck carrying goods was plying in the middle of the road on Saturday night. The incident caused much embarrassment to the authorities of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL), who reached the spot and quickly patched up the road. According to eyewitnesses, the truck was moving towards Chikkaballapura from Chikpete when the rear wheels sunk in. Truck driver Hariprasad called the control room and later BMRCL authorities. In the wee hours on Sunday, the BMRCL officials pulled out the truck and patched up the road. BMRCL officials told The Hindu that the road caved in nearly 60 feet

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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Mumbai has gained 15 sq km by the sea

    First spotted in satellite images from 2009, a mass of land, mostly mudflats with a lush mangrove cover, has now been added to the geographical limits of Mumbai. The land mass, almost 1,496 hectares or 14.96 sq km, hugs the eastern coast from Airoli in the eastern suburbs to Sewri in Central Mumbai. This means the financial capital’s geographical sprawl has gone from 67.79 sq km to 82.75 sq km. It’s an addition to the city by a fifth of its existing size.

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  • Diesel taxi ban leading to job loss, travel issues, SC must reconsider: Gadkari

    Stating that the ban on diesel taxis in the NCR will lead to “loss of jobs of thousands” and “serious commuting problems”, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Monday said his ministry will request the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision which has given rise to an “unprecedented situation”. Gadkari told reporters that the central government has taken several initiatives to mitigate air pollution and these will be placed before the Supreme Court to support the request for reconsideration of the ban on diesel taxis in Delhi and NCR. A study by IIT Kanpur, he said, has also suggested that vehicular pollution is not the only cause of pollution in Delhi.

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  • Nehru was India’s best prime minister: Mulayam Singh

    Heaping praise on country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav said no one had been a better premier than him till date in India. He also blamed China’s back-stabbing during the Sino-India war for his demise. Yadav was speaking during the inauguration of new central medicine supply depot at UP Rural Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Saifai. Sharing anecdotes with the gathering, he said “When slogans of Hindi-Cheeni bhai bhai were reverberating in the country China attacked India. It was a shock for Nehruji. It took his life.” He further said: “China still has 1 lakh sq km of Indian land in its possession and no government did anything

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  • 12-coach train on Mumbai’s Harbour Line: Poor signages, few services pique commuters

    Describing the scenario during peak hours, Minal Kumbharkar, who frequently travels on the Harbour Line, said, “During the morning peak hours, our priority is to catch the first train that arrives. “The 12-coach train is a welcome move.

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    Prices starting at only $96,775. Save now on New Georgetown Class As at Poulsbo RV. Hundreds of units at rock-bottom prices.

  • Chicago woman sues Starbucks for putting too much ice in drinks

    A Chicago woman has sued Starbucks Corp in federal court, claiming the world's largest coffee chain puts too much ice in chilled drinks, and is seeking $5 million. Filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago last week by Stacy Pincus, the lawsuit said Starbucks iced coffee and iced tea drinks contain less than the advertised amount of beverage. "Starbucks' advertising practices are clearly meant to mislead consumers when combined with the standard practice of filling a cold drink cup with far less liquid than the cup can hold," the lawsuit charged.

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  • Loan default case fallout: Mallya resigns from Rajya Sabha

    Independent MP Vijay Mallya, who faces a case of loan default of over Rs 9,400 crore, resigned from the Rajya Sabha Monday, a day before the Ethics Committee of the House was expected to recommend his disqualification. The Ethics Committee move had only symbolic value, as the liquor baron had less than two months of his six-year tenure left. “I am hereby resigning as a member of the Rajya Sabha with immediate effect,” Mallya stated in his letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari, adding that he did not wish his name and reputation to be “further dragged in the mud”.

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  • A case of aggravated impunity

    Singh has quite correctly not let the world forget that it was the goons of the Congress, led by people handpicked and groomed by the late Sanjay Gandhi during the Emergency who were guilty in the massacres. Like many others in civil society, she focused on the Congress. This is about Narendra Modi’s almost two years in office, and the vicious electoral campaign of the 2014 general election that he, with a little help from the Sangh Parivar, won so convincingly.

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  • Now in UP: Posters showing Rahul Gandhi as cop

    DAYS AFTER posters depicting opposition leaders as Kauravas and BJP state chief as Krishna emerged in Varanasi, posters with morphed images of rival leaders “apologising” to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi — shown as a police officer — was put up at several places in Gorakhpur on Sunday. The Congress’s district unit, which claimed it put up the posters “to attract public attention”, is reportedly being made to withdraw them now after the state unit took note of the issue. In the poster, Rahul in police uniform, is seen telling opposition leaders to get ready to witness “a government of good governance” in the state which they “looted for 27 years”.

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