• Azharuddin: Sangeeta stood by me during the betting controversy

    Azharuddin opens about Sangeeta , Sachin , Virat , ban on Harsha's commentary, and of course, the film Azhar

  • Rahul visits Sushma at AIIMS

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who was admitted at AIIMS here after she complained of chest congestion. Gandhi spent some time in the Cardio-Neuro Centre of the hospital where Swaraj is undergoing treatment since April 25.

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  • Vivek Oberoi’s Shocking Reaction On Being Asked About Salman Khan

    Bollywood’s foe turned friends, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have forgotten their old war and are seen praising each other on professional front but the war and bitterness between Salman and Vivek Oberoi continue. Earlier today, at the IIFA press conference, which was held in Mumbai, Vivek Oberoi was asked if he would patch up with Salman Khan ever. At the press con, he had revealed that Salman had threatened him while he was dating Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

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  • This Warren Buffett rule can work wonders on your portfolio

    Ask Warren Buffett for the single most powerful factor behind his investing success, and he’d respond “compound interest” — without skipping a beat.

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  • Watch: This Is How Shekhar Suman Had Reacted On Kangana Ranaut-Adhyayan Suman Affair

    Shekhar Suman is called as the Amitabh Bachchan of the small screen and his career has been so fascinating and a big encouragement for many who have desired to be part of the television industry. Later, on to revive son Adhyayan’s career papa Shekhar Suman even directed a movie Heartless but unfortunately, it bombed at the box office. It was said that Shekhar was never happy with Adhyayan dating Kangana Ranaut and he wanted them to separate and recently Adhyayan has opened up about Kangana Ranaut’s mental instability, abusive behavior, physical violence, and black magic.

    Business of Cinema
  • IPL 2016, RPS vs GL: Faf Du Plessis out of IPL, Supergiants bring in Usman Khawaja

    Pune: On paper, it’s going to be a toss-up between IPL’s two new franchises. Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions have so far enjoyed contrasting fortunes. After an emphatic win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener, MS Dhoni’s side suffered four losses on a trot, before finally running into some good form with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last match.

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  • Compact SUV showdown: EcoSport is fun, but Vitara Brezza is practical

    A mere two days after Maruti Suzuki launched the Vitara Brezza and the compact SUV became the talk of the town, rival Ford did the best (or worst?) thing to divert some of the attention back to its own EcoSport. It cut prices. And by no small measure, mind you. Diesel EcoSports, for instance, now cost a whopping Rs 1.12 lakh less than before. The new pricing means there’s little difference between EcoSport and Brezza prices now. The top-spec Ford EcoSport 1.5 diesel Titanium+ costs Rs 9.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the fully loaded Brezza ZDi+ comes in at Rs 9.68 lakh. We picked the Ford EcoSport as our Car of the Year 2014 and know it’s a brilliant package. Mechanical and cosmetic updates

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  • Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover’s marriage festivities begin; pooja to be held today

    Bipasha Basu is just two days away from turning a real life bride in real life and the festivities at her house have already begun. Bipasha's close friend and fitness expert Deanne Panday, who teased her fans with a glimpse of her outfit, has posted another picture of flowers and pooja thalis. The ceremonies finally begin today as the couple's sangeet will also be held in the evening in Mumbai, Bipasha and Karan Singh Grover will tie knot on April 30.

    The Indian Express
  • Revealed: The reason why former PM Deve Gowda slept all the time

    Towards the end of my meal at the Bengaluru Oota Company (BOC), I am served an Ammani Jamoon. Ammani jamoon roughly translates into ‘grandmother’s jamoon’, and its recipe is handed down only to the daughters in a Gowda family. Prabhakar, 41, is one half — the Gowda half — of the two-month-old and enormously popular BOC (Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is a big fan).

    The Indian Express
  • What happened with Dhoni is unfortunate: Anil Kapoor

    New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor says that endorsing brands comes with a lot of responsibility but one can't presume the legitimacy of a particular company in the long run. Earlier this month, Dhoni resigned as the brand ambassador of Amrapali, days after the unhappy residents of a housing project in Noida launched a social media campaign, asking the cricketer to disassociate himself from the realty firm. Sharing his reaction on how brand endorsements are crucial for popular faces like him, Anil said: "I have always endorsed those brand whom I believed and supported." "I feel it is such a speculative business and sometimes you don't know (what will happen).

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  • Strangers on a train: How this artist met a woman who looked exactly like a painting she’d made

    In January 2016, while travelling on a Mumbai local train, artist Reva Pandit saw a woman looking out of the window. She kept staring at her and the woman couldn't help but gesture "What's up?" Pandit walked up to her and told her something that changed her perspective towards herself.

    The Indian Express
  • These are the highest paying companies in the U.S.

    The best paying companies in the U.S. aren't necessarily the most glamorous nor the biggest, but they do reinforce the belief that certain careers are more lucrative than others, according to Glassdoor, ...

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  • 7 Things That Will Soon Disappear Forever

    Ten years ago, thousands of Blockbuster Video stores occupied buildings like this all over the country, renting DVDs and selling popcorn. Now Blockbuster is a penny stock. Obsolescence isn't always so quick or so complete, but emerging technologies and changing practices are sounding the death knell for other familiar items.

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  • SC approves NEET for admission in MBBS

    The Supreme Court Thursday fixed the timeline for conducting the common all-India medical entrance test for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses and clarified that its directive will supersede all other orders relating to medical admissions. With this clarification, the three-judge bench led by Justice Anil R Dave made it unequivocal that all other admission tests, already held or scheduled for later, for admission to government colleges, deemed universities, private medical colleges, minority and linguistic minority colleges, stand scrapped. On Thursday, the bench, also comprising Justices Shiva Kirti Singh and Adarsh K Goel, approved the schedule placed before it by the Union Health Ministry, CBSE and the Medical Council of India (MCI).

    The Indian Express
  • Drought-hit farmers trading cattle for cash

    It took Pandurang Shinde three trips to the weekly Khandoba cattle bazaar in Parbhani, one of the eight drought-hit districts of Marathwada, to find a buyer for his pair of bullocks. After much heckling, he managed to sell his coveted pair at Rs 50,000, half the price at what the animals had cost him. The weekly cattle bazaar, held on Thursdays, at Parbhani taluka is packed these days, full of distressed farmers selling off their cattle like Shinde with the hope to keep themselves afloat as water scarcity pushes them to the brink. The cattle trade in the region — in the five districts where no cattle camps have been set up so far — is at an all-time low with just 25% of transactions as sellers

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  • Meet the 30-year-old prince leading the charge to wean Saudis off oil

    A 30-year old Saudi prince appears to be the driving force in Saudi oil policy-making him one of the most powerful players in the world economy.

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  • How Bentley’s most powerful SUV Bentayga could be worth 5 Kohinoors

    The common man’s heart in my chest will never be able to fathom why India is still asking for the fêted Kohinoor to be returned by Britain. First, we ‘gifted’ it to them. Second, we’ve no crown to embellish; no queen to celebrate if she turns 100. And all those asking for the diamond – guys, you’re not getting it back. It’s now in their royal crown. So, just let it go. Instead, what the Britons offer to India this day is something much more royal – a pureblood ultra-luxury sports hi-tech wagon pulled by 12 horses that’s coming straight from Crewe, England, at a speed of over 300 kmph. And trust me, owning a Bentley Bentayga could probably bring you as much satisfaction as five Kohinoor diamonds!

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  • AIMIM leader threatens to smear black ink on activist Trupti Desai if she enters Haji Ali Dargah

    Activist Trupti Desai has received another threat against her campaign to enter Mumbai's Haji Ali Dargah from Haji Rafat Hussain of the AIMIM. "If she tries to enter Haji Ali Dargah forcefully we will smear black ink on her," he told news agency ANI on Thursday. After overturning the 400-year old tradition at the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra of not allowing women to enter the inner sanctum of the temple, Trupti Desai, founder of the Bhumata Ranragini Brigade, is now set to enter the Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai.

    The Indian Express
  • India asks UK to deport embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya

    India said on Thursday it had asked Britain to deport Vijay Mallya, the liquor tycoon who flew to London last month as bankers pressed him to repay about $1.4 billion owed by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines. The Ministry of External Affairs has written to the British High Commission seeking Mallya's return so that "his presence can be secured for investigations against him" under India's anti-moneylaundering law, spokesman Vikas Swarup told reporters. The liquor tycoon and Formula 1 boss has not disclosed his whereabouts since flying first class from Delhi to London on March 2, leaving the Indian government and bankers red faced as they try to crack down on high-profile defaulters.

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  • Bled by emigration, abandoned Portuguese villages lose hope of surviving

    By Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) - The villages of Agracoes and Povoa de Agracoes in northern Portugal look little alike - one is a run-down cluster of dilapidated old stone houses, the other has a cosier feel, with a flower-bedecked wayside shrine and chapel. The steady drip-drip of emigration has brought down their numbers from more than 50 residents to fewer than a dozen each. It is the same desolate picture in scores of other backwater settlements in Portugal's interior, north to south.