• I don’t sleep at night, I work 16 hours a day: Priyanka Chopra

    Which actress wouldn’t want to be in the shoes of Priyanka Chopra today? From India to USA, Priyanka has been spreading her effervescent charm whereever she sets foot. Post Quantico, her fame has catapulted to an altogether new level. On the flip side, Priyanka Chopra has been literally living out of a suitcase. We caught up with this versatile actress when she made a whirlwind stopover in Mumbai recently to promote Bajirao Mastani. Excerpts from the conversation.

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  • Vadra gets clean chit for land deals in Haryana

    Four Haryana deputy commissioners conducted inquiries into Vadra's deals after IAS officer Ashok Khemka's order.

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  • Bihar verdict against 'sectarianism': Church which hosted PM Modi

    New Delhi, Dec. 1 (ANI): Archbishop Kuriakose Bharanikulangara on Tuesday said that the Bihar Assembly election result is a verdict against 'sectarianism' and is a declaration of intent of the prevailing Indian conscience. "In Bihar, it was the response of the people against sectarianism. "It is a message not only to the ruling party, but also to the opposition parties and every political party, that they should respect the Indian Constitution.

  • Yechury to Rajnath: 'Thank' Salim for exposing erroneous quote

    New Delhi, Dec. 1 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Tuesday said that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh should thank party leader Mohammed Salim for bringing to light a quote erroneously attributed to the Home Minister by a weekly magazine. "If they have published it by mistake, then the government and the Home Minister should thank Salim Sahib. The government and the House should thank Comrade Salim," CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury told media here.

  • Watch: 5 made to leave movie hall for ‘not standing’ during national anthem

    A group of five people, including a child, was harassed, intimidated and forced to leave a suburban cinema hall Sunday after some moviegoers took exception to them for purportedly not standing up for the national anthem. The 2 minute, 40 second video shows a crowd encircling and harassing the family for not standing up during the national anthem. The group, comprising a man, three women and a child, was at PVR Cinemas at Phoenix MarketCity, Kurla, to watch a late night show of the film Tamasha.

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  • Dawood’s properties set to go under the hammer next week

    A sedan, an eatery on Pakmodia Street and tenancy rights to a property in Matunga, once owned by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, will go for auction on December 9. The auction to be carried out by a private firm under the Smugglers & Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Properties) Act 1976 will be the second time that some of his properties in Mumbai go under the hammer. Four more properties in Nani Daman will be auctioned too.

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  • Indrani threatened suicide to get joint ownership of flat: Peter Mukerjea

    Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, allegedly demanded joint ownership of husband Peter Mukerjea’s flat in south Mumbai’s Marlow Apartments and threatened to commit suicide to force his hand. In a statement to Mumbai Police in September, accessed by The Indian Express, Peter said Indrani blackmailed him by threatening to jump from the fourth floor if the flat’s ownership status wasn’t changed. “When I was CEO of Star TV, Indrani was running M/s.INX Services.

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  • Javed Miandad warns PCB to be wary of BCCI’s commitments

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and batting great, Javed Miandad believes that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should tread carefully while dealing with the Indian cricket board (BCCI) over the planned bilateral series in December. “I would advise them to be very careful as the Indian board can’t be trusted to keep their commitments,” Miandad told PTI.

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  • Mumbai Police arrest 20-year-old for ‘raping’ friend from college

    The Kherwadi police on Sunday arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly raping his friend from college and threatening to circulate nude pictures of her on social networking sites, police said. In her complaint, she said that her college friend has sexually assaulted her thrice in the last 12 days. "We arrested the accused in the early hours of Sunday and are further probing the matter,” said Sujata Pail, senior police inspector, Kherwadi police.

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  • 'We will bring back Aamir Khan if he goes out of India' - News18.com

    Days after actor Aamir Khan's 'intolerance' remarks kicked up a storm, Republican Party of India (RPI) leader Ramdas Athawale on

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  • Gold down on dollar, eyes biggest monthly fall in 2-1/2 years

    Gold edged lower on Monday, heading towards its lowest level in nearly six years as the dollar hit a multi-month high and on track for its steepest monthly slide in 2-1/2 years on prospects of a U.S. interest rate hike this year. Spot gold slipped 0.1 percent to $1,056.01 an ounce by 1053 GMT, not far off from of Friday's $1,052.46, the lowest since February 2010. The U.S. Federal Reserve holds its next policy meeting on Dec. 15-16.

  • Erstwhile king of Tigiria Brajraj Mahapatra dies in Odisha

    Brajraj Kshatriya Birbar Chamupati Singh Mahapatra (94) was erstwhile king of the princely state of Tigiria in Cuttack district. The erstwhile king died this afternoon at his asbestos-roofed mud hut in Puruna Tigiria village, which had been his home since 1987. Among the 26 princely states of Orissa, Tigiria was the smallest with an area of 119 sq km. After the merger, Mahapatra got Rs 11,200 a year till former PM Indira Gandhi abolished the system in 1975.

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  • Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Tamasha’ earns Rs. 24.04 cr in two days

    After Salman Khan's staggering collections with 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', all attention is now focused on Imtiaz Ali's directorial, 'Tamasha', starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

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  • New Zealand Cricket back McCullum after Cairns verdict

    New Zealand Cricket have promised to support Brendon McCullum after former test all-rounder Chris Cairns was acquitted of perjury in London despite evidence given against him by the Black Caps captain. Cairns had been accused of falsely claiming he had never cheated at cricket when he won 90,000 pounds ($135,531) in damages from Lalit Modi, the former boss of the Indian Premier League, in a libel action three years ago. McCullum was one of two former team mates, along with self-confessed matchfixer Lou Vincent, who gave key evidence against Cairns in the trial, accusing his predecessor as test skipper of twice asking him to fix matches.

  • Non-gazetted posts: In line with PM’s resolve, only online tests

    A month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared his government’s resolve to do away with interviews for non-gazetted jobs in the central government from January 1, online tests are set to replace the objective-type written examinations as a “viable and practical alternative”. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has decided to conduct online examinations across the country for vetting the candidates’ eligibility for all posts where higher secondary or above is an essential qualification. In a meeting held recently under the chairmanship of under secretary P H Pillai, a consensus was reached that the SSC will start conducting online tests, with objective-type multiple-choice questions, from next year for non-gazetted posts.

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  • Samsung Elec names new smartphone head as heir apparent makes mark

    Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's long-time handset division chief is ceding day-to-day management of the struggling smartphone business in the biggest leadership change yet under the Samsung conglomerate's heir-apparent, Jay Y. Lee. Samsung Group said 54-year-old Dongjin Koh will take over as president of the mobile communications business from 59-year-old J.K. Shin, who will remain head of the overall mobile division for Samsung Electronics and focus on long-term strategy and developing new growth businesses. The move diminishes Shin's influence on the mobile business as the former cash-cow battles to reverse a slide in its market share to rivals like Apple Inc, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Xiaomi Inc.

  • Madrasa row: Was abused by ustad, says Kerala filmmaker Ali Akbar

    Challenging the claim of Sunni Muslim leader Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliyar that Kerala madrasas were free from sexual abuse, a Malayalam film director said he was sexually exploited by an ustad (teacher) during his time in madrasa. Film director Ali Akbar said that when he studied in Class IV at a madrasa in Wayanad district, the then ustad had sexually abused him.

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  • 12,000 km of natural gas pipeline approved

    New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Around 1,175 kms of gas pipeline is pending for award due to the ongoing Supreme Court case regarding the proposed Ennore-Bengaluru-Puducherry-Nagapattinam-Madurai-Tuticorin stretch, ...

  • Peter Mukerjea’s polygraph test: Questions mostly personal, few on money

    The CBI may have told a Mumbai court it suspected financial deals behind Sheena Bora’s murder, but when it subjected Peter Mukerjea — former media baron, her stepfather and an accused in the case — to a lie-detector test in New Delhi Saturday, he was asked few questions on money matters, sources claimed. “Only a few questions were on the INX News Pvt Ltd sale deal and if Peter or his wife Indrani opened any overseas account/s in Sheena’s name and parked their ‘ill-gotten’ gains in her account/s. Most questions tried to glean information on Peter’s possible role in the conspiracy,” a senior CBI officer said. “Did you and Indrani hatch the plot to kill Sheena?”, “Were you told about the murder after it was committed?”, “Did you lie to Rahul that Sheena was alive?” were among the questions posed to Peter at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in New Delhi.

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  • Petrol, diesel prices cut

    New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The three state-run oil marketing companies on Monday reduced petrol and diesel prices. Petrol and diesel will be cheaper by Rs.0.58 and Rs.0.25 per litre respectively in the national capital.

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