• India says hits Pakistan-based militants, escalating tensions

    By Sanjeev Miglani and Asad Hashim NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Indian officials said elite troops crossed into Pakistan-ruled Kashmir on Thursday and killed suspected militants preparing to infiltrate and carry out attacks on major cities, in a surprise raid that raised tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. Pakistan said two of its soldiers had been killed in exchanges of fire, but denied India had made any targeted strikes across the de facto frontier that runs through the disputed Himalayan territory. An Indian military source and a government official said Indian special forces crossed the heavily militarized border by foot just after midnight and hit about half a dozen "launching pads", where the suspected militants were preparing to sneak across.

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  • Where were Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Kareena Kapoor Khan partying last night?

    This month has been a big one for the Kapoor family, with not one but three birthdays to celebrate. Just days after Kareena Kapoor Khan turned 36, Ranbir Kapoor celebrated his 34th birthday, and the cousins’ aunt, Rima Jain brought in her 60th birthday with a star-studded night to remember. There to party with Manoj and Rima Jain were the couple’s sons, Aadar and Armaan Jain, and extended family including Kareena and Saif Ali Khan, Karisma, Babita and Randhir Kapoor, Neetu and Rishi Kapoor, and Rajiv Kapoor too. Other guests included close friends Jaya, Amitabh and Shweta Bachchan, Tina and Anil Ambani, Anil Kapoor, Suneil, Athiya and Mana Shetty, Karan and Hiroo Johar, Sridevi and Boney Kapoor,

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  • Ajay Devgn Speaks Up On Tannishtha Chaterjee Racism Row

    When this Parched actress along with her team came on Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza, a Colors TV’s show, Tannishtha Chatterjee was looking forward to some fun and humor in form of roast which the format of this show. The producer of Parched, Ajay Devgn came in full support of Tannishtha and said that the humor has to have a limit as it can go overboard.

    Business of Cinema
  • Amul’s Smart Ad About MNS’ Threats To Ban Pakistani Artistes

    Recently, they came up with a cleverly worded ad on the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s demand that all the Pakistani artists must leave the country within 48 hours or be pushed out. MNS, led by Raj Thackeray, gave an ultimatum to all the Pakistani artists to leave the country within 48 hours. Amidst all the speculations, it has been reported that Fawad Khan, a Pakistani actor of the Kapoor and Sons fame following the threat has left the country.

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  • Here’s What Anupam Kher Wants Pakistani Actors To Do!

    Veteran actor Anupam Kher also opened up on the recent attacks on Indian soldiers and ban on the Pakistan artists. At a recent event, the actor said that Pakistani actors should say 'I condemn the unfortunate massacre of Indian soldiers'. The actor further added that there are people from Pakistan who are wonderful and are great hosts.

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  • Is Hrithik Roshan prepping up for a final showdown with Kangana Ranaut?

    Mumbai: Hrithik 's father Rakesh Roshan's recent comment that his son's revelations regarding Kangana Ranaut will shock the public, was no casual offhand comment. If you thought Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut controversial drama was over, then you are mistaken. Hrithik and his legal team are all set for the next and final round of conflict with the actress which hopefully will culminate in the truth coming out in public. According to a source close to Hrithik, "While Hrithik was shooting and completing Kaabil, his team was burning the midnight oil gathering all data, going through content and internet and deciding the next level of action. Now all the facts and documented evidence of Hrithik's

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  • Vidyut Jamwal Takes Instagram By Storm With His Debut

    After his Bollywood debut as the smoking hot villain opposite John Abraham in Force (2012), Vidyut Jammwal makes yet another buzzing debut on Instagram. The first picture posted by him on his Instagram account was a close up titled ‘Finally here on Insta.

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  • Indian rupee plunges to a week's low

    New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Indian rupee on Thursday tumbled to its lowest level in the last one week after the army announced that it had carried out "surgical strikes" on terror camps across the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan. The Indian currency, which opened at 66.44 to a US dollar, had already depreciated in the initial hours of the day's trade in line with the weakness in Asian currencies.

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  • Get Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's make-up look this festive season!

    New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Which girl wouldn't want to look like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan? This festive season get your make-up in place and look like the Bollywood diva by following a few simple tips coming straight from the experts who worked with her.

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  • 10 obscene displays of wealth that shock average Americans

    Fascinating findings from a new Reddit thread on wealth.

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  • Check out: Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor recreate Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's iconic train scene for Half Girlfriend

    Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor have been shooting for their romantic drama Half Girlfriend for a while now. After wrapping up New York schedule, the cast has now started their next schedule shooting in Mumbai. Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor were spotted shooting at local trains set. Arjun shared a photo from the shoot stating they were recreating Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol’s iconic train scene from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge but with a twist. He wrote, “Our very own DDLJ moment !!! @ShraddhaKapoor @mohit11481 @chetan_bhagat #halfgirlfriend #shootlife #mumbailocal.” Directed by Mohit Suri, Half Girlfriend is slated to release on 19th May 2017.

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  • Sushant visits Dhoni's Delhi home

    Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni took actor Sushant Singh Rajput to his home in the capital after the promotions of the forthcoming film "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" here. Dhoni on Wednesday evening took Sushant and the film's producer Arun Pandey to his home in Air India Colony. The address was home to Dhoni, during his visits to the capital city until 2012, read a statement.

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  • Fawad Khan won’t promote ADHM

    Reliable sources say that Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who plays one of the four principal characters in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) won’t be in India to promote the film. Says a source, “Karan’s plans to bring together the actors — Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Fawad — for the promotions of ADHM have fallen through. Fawad was to join the team in the second week of October, but considering the escalated political tensions, the film will be promoted without him.” However the source dismisses talk of Fawad not appearing on the next season of Koffee With Karan: “There’s still time. Karan can always record Fawad’s episode in Dubai.” Staying away Sources say

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  • Uri attack: Arrested PoK duo brought to Delhi for grilling, remanded to 10-day custody

    New Delhi [India], Sept. 28 (ANI): The two accused arrested from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) for their involvement in the Uri terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, have been brought to the national capital for further interrogation. The accused have been remanded to 10 days' police custody, up to 7th October. Earlier today, NIA today took into custody two men from PoK, who were arrested by the Army in connection with its probe into the attack.

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  • Dubai airport shuts airspace for nearly 30 mins due to drone activity

    Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest airport for international travel, closed its airspace for almost 30 minutes on Wednesday morning due to unauthorised drone activity, causing flights to be disrupted for nearly an hour. It is at least the second time in recent months that the airport's airspace was closed because of nearby drone activity. On its Twitter feed, government-owned Dubai Airports, which operates Dubai's two main airports, said airspace around Dubai International was closed from 8.08am to 8.35am, resulting in a number of flight delays.

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  • Nitish blasts Katju for FB post offering Bihar to Pak

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday blasted retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju for the latter’s uncharitable Facebook remarks  against Bihar. Katju, who is also the former chairman of Press Council of India (PCI), in one of his posts on FB, offered Pakistan Kashmir from India but asked the neighbouring country to take Bihar too. “We offer you Kashmir but you have to take Bihar also. It’s a package deal. Either you take both. Or else, you get nothing,” wrote Katju. An infuriated Nitish lambasted Katju for his misdemeanour. “Some people, in order to get free publicity, are trying to become Mai-Baap (guardian) of Bihar. Hamare malik hain kya woh jo aisa offer kar diya? (Is he our

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  • This Rail Accident Survivor in Mumbai Is Working Actively to Ensure the Safety of Passengers

    In January 2014, Monika More, an 18-year-old resident of Mumbai lost both her hands when she slipped into the gap between the platform and the ladies compartment footboard of a local train at Ghatkopar railway station. Two years after recuperating from the near-fatal accident, Monika is working hard to ensure that no commuter has to face something like this again. She has been continuously involved in raising awareness about railway safety measures along with the Railway Police Force. In her awareness drives, she tries to help commuters understand the perils of boarding a moving train and crossing unmanned railway tracks. Source: Facebook The first year B Com student is the only rail accident victim in a committee of over 15 members. She attends meetings organised by Central Railway officials at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) station to discuss how to improve the quality of service and address passenger woes in local trains. She has also made various proposals regarding the appropriate height of railway platforms, the need for increasing the frequency of trains and making sure that the seats reserved for physically disabled people are not used by the people without disabilities. "What happened to me should not happen with anyone. I want to keep pursuing the issue of improving our railway system. People should not get scared of boarding a train thinking they might lose a limb or their life,” Monika told The Indian Express. Monika was  rushed to the KEM Hospital after the accident but her arms couldn’t be surgically reattached. She spent six months recovering in the hospital and was gifted with prosthetic arms manufactured by a German company. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai gave her a compensation of Rs. 23 lakh. While the electronic limbs enable her to write, eat with special spoons and even use a laptop, it is very difficult for her to wear them for a long period of time because they weigh over a kilo each. Monika was in the news last year for securing 63% in her higher secondary examinations in spite of all these hurdles. Today, she is steadfast in her resolve to lead a normal life. She wakes up around 7 am after which she goes to SNDT college for her classes. She then returns home for a bit in the afternoons and later heads out to attend tuition classes. But her busy routine has never stopped her from raising awareness about grave issues that affect people using local trains in Mumbai. Her parents are extremely supportive and her mother also accompanies Monika to all the events and meetings. Her father is of the opinion that people are especially receptive to Monika’s inputs because she is a survivor. Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us: contact@thebetterindia.com, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. NEW: Click here to get positive news on Whatsapp!

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  • `Better fall in line, or else we will make you fall in line`, SC tells BCCI

    New Delhi [India], Sept 28 (ANI): Launching a scathing attack on the Board of Control for Cricket in India for defying its orders on reforms in the cricketing body, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the BCCI are 'behaving like lords' in stalling its proposed reforms. The apex court made scathing observations after the Justice Lodha committee said in its status report that the BCCI was not implementing its recommendations aimed at reforming the country's cricket governing body. Heading a special bench that had appointed the Justice Lodha panel, Chief Justice of India T.S Thakur said, "You (BCCI) are behaving like lords.

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  • Modi May Push For Radical Changes In 2016-17; As Usual, Opposition May Continue To Be Hostile

    The effervescent Prime Minister of India – Narendra Modi, will turn 66 on 17th September. In this birthday special article, Ganesha predicts the likely fortunes of the PM in the coming year.

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  • Cricket: Gambhir 'nervous as a novice' after shock recall

    Kolkata, Sept 28, 2016 (AFP) - Veteran Indian opener Gautam Gambhir will look to roll back the years following his shock recall for the second Test against New Zealand starting Friday after more than two years in the wilderness.

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