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  • Clean Up India: Arvind Kejriwal cleans choked drains near PM Modi's house 02-10-2014 11:26 AM

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday helped sweepers to clean up choked drains in a small residential area near Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence in the heart of the capital. The former chief minister of Delhi chose the BR Camp, as the low income area is called, on...
  • Asian Games Table Tennis: Indian women paddlers Manika Batra, Ankita Das ousted 02-10-2014 10:18 AM

    Incheon: Indian women paddlers Manika Batra and Ankita Das lost their respective matches and were knocked out of the women's singles table tennis event of the 17th Asian Games on Thursday. Manika was blanked 0-4 (9-11, 6-11, 7-11, 8-11) in the pre-quarterfinal by Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa while Ankita was shown...
  • 'Twilight' to return as short films 02-10-2014 07:31 AM

    Los Angeles: "Twilight" is set to return in the form of five short films that will be broadcast exclusively on social-networking site Facebook. It's been revealed five female directors will be selected to make their own short film based on the iconic characters for "The Storytellers - New Creative Voices...
  • Riteish Deshmukh has quit 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3'? Yes, because he doesn't want to do sex comedy anymore, says Krushna Abhishek 02-10-2014 07:21 AM

    New Delhi: Riteish Deshmukh was seen in the first two parts of "Kyaa Kool Hain Hum" franchise. For the third instalment, Krushna Abhishek has been finalised, but the actor doesn't like it when people say that he has "replaced" the original actor. "I am doing the third part of 'Kyaa...
  • Ram Charan's fan loses his life in a stampede at a theatre; the actor offers Rs 2 lakh to his family 02-10-2014 07:16 AM

    Kurnool: Actor Ram Charan Wednesday grieved over the death of a fan who lost his life in a stampede at a theatre here where his Telugu film "Govindudu Andarivadele" was playing, and also offered Rs.2 lakh ex gratia to his family. Krishna Vamsi-directed "Govindudu Andarivadele" released Wednesday worldwide. "I came...
  • Priyanka Chopra: What a role model! Mary Kom has proved yet again that she is unstoppable 02-10-2014 07:13 AM

    Mumbai: The team of Bollywood film "Mary Kom" -- director Omung Kumar and actress Priyanka Chopra -- have lauded their movie's inspiration, Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom, for winning India's first women's boxing gold in Asian Games Wednesday. Mary Kom punched her way to victory, defeating Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in...
  • ISL: Chennaiyin FC bag Colombian striker John Stiven Mendoza 01-10-2014 10:27 PM

    Chennai: Chennaiyin FC signed up Colombian striker John Stiven Mendoza on Wednesday and finalised their 28-man squad for the inaugural season of the Hero Indian Super League. Mendoza is a 22-year-old forward who represented Colombia at the 2009 U-17 World Cup in Nigeria and the 2011 U-20 South American championship...
  • Amitabh Bachchan: Hrishikesh Mukherjee knew how to tell the simplest of stories in the most enchanting manner 01-10-2014 07:14 PM

    Mumbai: He knew how to say the "simplest of the stories" in the most exciting manner and his sense of budget was exceptional too, says actor Amitabh Bachchan while remembering late maestro Hrishikesh Mukherjee on his birth anniversary. Mukherjee's 92nd birth anniversary was Tuesday and Big B just couldn't stop...
  • Asian Games: Ashwini Akkunji fails to defend women's 400m hurdles title 01-10-2014 05:55 PM

    Incheon: India's Ashwini Akkunji failed to defend her women's 400 metres hurdles title as she finished fourth and out of medal contention in the final of the Asian Games on Wednesday. Ashwini, who had won gold in 400m hurdles and 4X400m relay four years ago at Guangzhou, could not impress...
  • Asiad taekwondo: Indians knocked out 01-10-2014 05:22 PM

    Incheon: India's Nakul Malhotra (+87 kg) and Anand Pandia Rajan (-80 kg) were knocked out of men's quarter-final and Round of 16 matches, respectively, in men's taekwondo competition at the Asian Games on Wednesday. Earlier, Aarti Khakal was also ousted in the Round of 32 of the women's -57 kg...
  • ISL: FC Pune City rope in Greek veteran Kostas Katsouranis 01-10-2014 04:15 PM

    Pune: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City on Wednesday confirmed the signing of veteran Greece international Kostas Katsouranis. The former Benfica defender will join ex-Juventus star David Trezeguet to further strengthen the team. He is the first player to feature in the money-spinning tournament to have participated in...
  • India to play hockey Test series in Australia 01-10-2014 03:57 PM

    Melbourne: World Champions Australia will host India for a four-match hockey Test series in Perth in November. The Nov 1-9 series will be part of preparations for the Champions Trophy to be played in Bhubaneswar in December. "We've been keen to bring India back to Australia for some time. As...
  • Asian Games: Soumyajit Ghosh wins, Sharath Kamal loses in table tennis 01-10-2014 03:41 PM

    Incheon: Soumyajit Ghosh advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles table tennis event but compatriot Achanta Sharath Kamal lost his round of 32 match at the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday. There was bad news for the doubles teams as well as the men and women were knocked out...
  • Asian Games: Indian women's hockey team wins bronze 01-10-2014 02:44 PM

    Incheon: The Indian women's hockey team stunned Japan 2-1 in a keenly-contested match to clinch their third bronze medal at the Asian Games after a hiatus of eight years on Wednesday. The 13th-ranked Indian women produced a spirited effort to avenge their 0-1 loss to 10th placed Japan in the...
  • Ranbir Kapoor discharged after minor surgery for adenoid tonsils 01-10-2014 02:43 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor was Wednesday morning discharged from a hospital here following a minor surgery, said a source. According to a report, he was being treated for adenoid tonsil. Ranbir, who turned 32 Sep 28, was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital here. "He was hospitalised...and he got discharged...
  • Hrithik Roshan: Mental muscles can only be built in the times of adversity 01-10-2014 02:33 PM

    New Delhi: He overcame stammering; witnessed his father's failure as an actor and producer and his surviving a gunshot wound; saw his sister battle cancer; underwent a near fatal brain surgery; and has faced a broken marriage with his childhood sweetheart. Yet, Hrithik Roshan calls his journey a "fairy tale"...
  • Asian Games: Indians finish 4th, 5th in 50km race walk 01-10-2014 08:54 AM

    Incheon: Sandeep Kumar and Basanta Bahadur Rana failed to add to India's medal tally as they finished fourth and fifth in the men's 50km race walk event of the 17th Asian Games here on Wednesday. Sandeep Kumar and Basanta Rana were sixth and seventh -- the final two places --...
  • Don't want to hurt the sentiments of my core audience. They have got me where I am, need to respect their feelings: Fawad Khan 01-10-2014 08:15 AM

    Mumbai: His debut Bollywood film 'Khubsoorat' features quite a few fudged kissing scenes and Fawad Khan, the Hindi film industry's new entrant from across the border, says he refuses to do intimate scenes as he doesn't want to hurt the sentiments of his core audience. He is seen as one...
  • The bride wore Oscar de la Renta, the groom an Armani tuxedo; the inside details of George Clooney-Amal Alamuddin wedding 01-10-2014 07:47 AM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney, who got married to Amal Alamuddin in an intimate ceremony in Venice, says marriage "feels pretty damn great". Clooney opened up on his marriage as the couple shared 25 exclusive photos of the emotional ceremony, star-studded parties and all the candid moments with PEOPLE...
  • Puma to provide Indian Super League with match balls 30-09-2014 07:42 PM

    Bangalore: Sports goods manufacturer Puma will supply the Indian Super League (ISL) with match balls for the October 12-December 20 football extravaganza. The ball, named Puma evoPower 1 Statement Football, uses dual outer materials. The first one provides grip for more swerve in dead ball situations while the other reintroduces...
  • Asian Games: Vikas Gowda claims discus throw silver 30-09-2014 04:52 PM

    Incheon: Vikas Gowda won India's ninth medal from athletics at the 17th Asian Games claiming the silver in men's discus throw final at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Tuesday. Gowda, who won the Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold, achieved a best throw of 62.58 metres in his second attempt, out...
  • AR Rahman launches 'Raunaq', dedicates it to Vogue Empower 30-09-2014 03:43 PM

    Mumbai: Music maestro A.R. Rahman Monday launched his new album 'Raunaq' and said that he dedicates it to Vogue Empower, a social awareness initiative that draws attention to women's empowerment. "I pledge to spread the message of Vogue Empower by dedicating my latest album, 'Raunaq', to the campaign," Rahman said...
  • Asian Games boxing: Satish in semifinal, Thapa bows out 30-09-2014 02:53 PM

    Incheon: Boxer Satish Kumar on Tuesday reached the semifinals, assuring India a medal in the superheavy weight category (+91kg), after winning his quarterfinal bout in the 17th Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium here. He beat Jordan's Hussein Eishaish 2-1 by a split decision. He got a cumulative 28-29 verdict...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India men edge South Korea in semis, face Pakistan in the final 30-09-2014 02:45 PM

    Incheon: Akashdeep Singh scored a brilliant field goal to help a spirited India beat hosts South Korea 1-0 on Tuesday and enter the final of the men's hockey competition of the 17th Asian Games for the first time in 12 years. After a barren opening half, it took a gem...
  • Manisha Koirala to start shooting for Rajkumar Santoshi's next from January 2015? 30-09-2014 02:15 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Manisha Koirala, who has successfully battled cancer, may face the cameras again soon and if all goes well, she may be seen in Rajkumar Santoshi's next project. Manisha's manager says she's "absolutely fine and doing well". "She has been reading scripts and she has almost finalised Rajkumar Santoshi's...
  • Vidya Balan to shoot 'Humari Adhuri Kahaani' in Kolkata 30-09-2014 02:10 PM

    Mumbai: After "Kahaani", actress Vidya Balan will return to the city of joy Kolkata to shoot "Hamari Adhuri Kahaani" in the midst of a Durga Puja pandal. The first shot of the movie will be canned on auspicious day of Ashtami - the eighth day of the nine-day Hindu festival...
  • Kriti Sanon to be part of 'Half Girlfriend'? 30-09-2014 02:03 PM

    Mumbai: Ever since writer Chetan Bhagat has started writing for his next novel "Half Girlfriend", which will be made into a film, a string of names has cropped up for the female lead in its big screen adaptation. Ekta Kapoor will produce the film, while Mohit Suri will direct it....
  • I definitely look up to Manish Malhotra for his attitude and beautiful clothes: Alia Bhatt 30-09-2014 01:59 PM

    Mumbai: The young and versatile actress Alia Bhatt has turned designer for a line titled 'Alia' for an online shopping portal. She says her love for fashion is courtesy filmmaker Karan Johar. Alia says she was not much of a fashionista initially, but during the shooting for "Student of The...
  • Asian Games: Indian shooter Ahmad Mairaj finishes 5th in skeet final 30-09-2014 01:22 PM

    Incheon: Indian shooter Ahmad Mairaj Khan finished fifth while the Indian team came seventh in the men's skeet event of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeonggido Shooting Range here on Tuesday. Ahmad, who was the only Indian to sneak into the semi-final, shot 11 out 15, which was not...
  • Chris Gayle expects to recover in time for Tests in India 30-09-2014 12:10 PM

    Kingston: Explosive West Indian opener Chris Gayle believes he will overcome injury in time for the three-Test series in India which starts next month. The attacking left-hander was not considered for selection for the second Test against Bangladesh earlier this month or the one-day series in India starting next week,...