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  • MS Dhoni calls for changes in ODI playing conditions 26-03-2015 10:00 PM

    Sydney: Indian captain MS Dhoni on Thursday advocated changes in playing conditions governing one-day games, saying too many boundaries can cause boredom and the 50-over matches should not become like T20 outings. "It's my personal opinion, I would like them to change. In the history of cricket we have not...
  • Prannoy upsets top seed Jorgensen, Kashyap loses in India Open 26-03-2015 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: Young Indian shuttler HS Prannoy created the biggest upset of the Yonex Sunrise India Open when he outplayed top seed and tournament favorite Jan O Jorgensen to advance into the quarter-finals here on Thursday. At a high-octane match played at the Siri Fort stadium, World No.17 Prannoy played...
  • World Cup: When Indian cheers gave way to shell shocked silence 26-03-2015 07:15 PM

    Sydney: The large number of Indian cricket fans, who turned up at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), were left shell shocked after the defending champions meekly surrendered to Australia in the high-voltage World Cup semi-final on Thursday. Australia knocked Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men out of the World Cup...
  • Directing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' was an intense and incredible journey: Sam Taylor-Johnson 26-03-2015 06:14 PM

    Los Angeles: Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed the first installment of the American erotic romantic drama 'Fifty Shades of Grey', has confirmed her exit from the franchise. "Directing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful. I have Universal to thank for...
  • Acting is like a vacation: Jessica Alba 26-03-2015 06:08 PM

    Los Angeles: Jessica Alba says acting is like a "vacation". The 33-year-old, who has daughters Honor, six, and three-year-old Haven with husband Cash Warren, insists working on a movie is a much more "easy" job than her day-to-day dealings with her eco-friendly brand The Honest Company, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "Acting is...
  • Shah Rukh Khan's first salary? Just Rs 50! 26-03-2015 06:01 PM

    Mumbai: His films score over a billion on the Bollywood box office now, but superstar Shah Rukh Khan has revealed that his first salary was merely Rs 50. On the grand finale episode of "India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun?", the Bollywood 'Badshah' will be talking about his first job as...
  • 18-year-old boy jumps before Delhi Metro train, dies 26-03-2015 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: An 18-year-old youth committed suicide by jumping in front of a Delhi Metro train on Thursday, police said. The incident took place at Nawada station at around 1 PM. A police officer said the deceased was identified as Mohammad Qadir, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district. He...
  • Lilly Singh meets Rohit Shetty, Varun Dhawan on the sets of 'Dilwale' 26-03-2015 05:28 PM

    Mumbai: Indo-Canadian YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, famously known as Superwoman, met filmmaker Rohit Shetty and actor Varun Dhawan on the set of their film 'Dilwale' during her Mumbai visit. Singh paid a visit to the set earlier this week. However, Shah Rukh Khan, of whom she's a huge fan and...
  • Sidharth Malhotra, Kriti Sanon team up for music anthem 26-03-2015 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actors Sidharth Malhotra and Kriti Sanon, ambassadors of American Swan, have teamed up to dance in a music anthem for the online fashion brand. Sharing screen space for the first time, the two also share a crackling chemistry in the #ASIAM video, which is a reflection of...
  • Justin Bieber's roast on Indian TV on Fools' Day 26-03-2015 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: Singer Justin Bieber's infamous 'roast', hosted by Kevin Hart, will hit Indian television on April 1, just months after the controversial All India Backchod's 'roast' with Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. Bieber's 'roast' will be aired in India on April 1 on Comedy Central, within 24...
  • World Cup: Crowd for MCG final could break record 26-03-2015 04:16 PM

    Melbourne: Two of the key attendance milestones reached at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) could be trumped by Sunday's World Cup final. The 1992 World Cup in the Antipodes drew a crowd of 87,182 for the final between Pakistan and England which the former won. That was well in excess...
  • World Cup: New Zealand will struggle with size of MCG, says Matthew Hayden 26-03-2015 03:49 PM

    Melbourne: Former Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden on Thursday said that New Zealand will struggle with the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Sunday's cricket World Cup final here. Co-hosts New Zealand entered the final of the mega event for the first time with a victory over South...
  • England need to stop being so English, says Ravi Bopara 26-03-2015 03:23 PM

    London: England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has said his team's cricketers need to "stop being so English" if they want to achieve success in limited overs cricket. Bopara played just a match in the ongoing World Cup even though he featured regularly in the One-Day-International (ODI) tri-series also involving India and...
  • We need to create young talent and promote it: Mukesh Bhatt 26-03-2015 03:21 PM

    Mumbai: Film and TV Producers Guild of India President Mukesh Bhatt says that rather than focussing on Indian cinema's 50-plus stars, the need is to create a new breed of talent and promote it. He asserts that the film industry is not creating future wealth. "We have got the biggest...
  • Actor's on-screen persona has to be an extension of one's real life persona: Shazahn Padamsee 26-03-2015 02:38 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Shazahn Padamsee, who will be seen in a prominent role in 'Solid Patels', says she loves the comedy genre even though it is tough. Off-screen too, she enjoys her share of humour by playing pranks on the film's team. "An actor's on screen persona has to be an...
  • Asian Games snub motivated my comeback: Mandeep Singh 26-03-2015 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: After being recalled to the Indian hockey team, young striker Mandeep Singh on Thursday said he was motivated to return to the national team after being dropped from the Asian Games squad. Newly-appointed chief coach Paul van Ass on Wednesday included Mandeep in the 18-member squad for the...
  • Ebola more deadly for young children: Study 26-03-2015 01:29 PM

    Washington: Ebola is more likely to be fatal for children under five, an international team of scientists led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday, a media report said on Thursday. The team analyzed data on Ebola cases in children under 16 during the...
  • Citing Mumbai attack, report says FBI needs to improve 26-03-2015 01:22 PM

    Washington: Citing the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack and four other cases, a report has concluded FBI has made strides in the past decade but needs faster reforms to transform itself into a threat-based, intelligence-driven organization. One of the key plotters of 26/11, the terror assault on Mumbai, Pakistani-American David...
  • Kerala gets tough over smoking, drinking at workplace 26-03-2015 01:18 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: With immediate effect, all Kerala government employees, including teaching and non-teaching staff in educational institutions, will face disciplinary action if they are found smoking, drunk or using intoxicants during office hours. "Even though the rules of the government are very clear that government employees should desist from such acts,...
  • TDP legislators stopped from entering Telangana assembly 26-03-2015 01:13 PM

    Hyderabad: Tension prevailed in the premises of Telangana legislative assembly on Thursday when the security personnel stopped legislators of opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from entering the building. Ten lawmakers, who were already suspended from the House for the entire budget session, faced embarrassing situation when the security staff did...
  • Sami Khedira to leave Real Madrid at season end 26-03-2015 12:29 PM

    Berlin: Germany midfielder Sami Khedira confirmed he will exit Real Madrid at the end of the season as his contract expires. "This is not a decision against Real, I just want to spice up my career and evolve," Khedira said on Wednesday, reports Xinhua. The 27-year-old reaffirmed his decision to...
  • World Cup 2015: Feels like a dream for me, says Stephen Fleming 26-03-2015 12:08 PM

    Melbourne: Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming said he is in a dream state after the Black Caps' win over South Africa to seal a berth in the cricket World Cup final. Chasing 298 in 43 overs, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum set the tone for the co-hosts by smacking...
  • Petr Cech wants to leave Chelsea 26-03-2015 12:06 PM

    London: Goalkeeper Petr Cech has said he wants to leave Premier league club Chelsea in the summer because he does not want to be second choice to Thibaut Courtois for another season. The 32-year-old, who has been with the Blues since 2004, was unsatisfied with his status for having made...
  • Shraddha Kapoor launches maiden fashion line 26-03-2015 11:20 AM

    New Delhi: After acting and singing, Shraddha Kapoor has added another feather to her cap, by turning designer as she launched her maiden fashion line. The 26-year-old 'Ek Villain' star debuted her new collection titled Imara on day one of the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) here. Imara is a...
  • 'Fast and Furious 7' full of testosterone: Jason Statham 26-03-2015 10:39 AM

    Mumbai: Actor Jason Statham, who is gearing up for his forthcoming action thriller film 'Fast and Furious 7', says it is "full of testosterone" and will go "down and dirty" -- just the way fans want to see it. 'Fast & Furious 7' is full of testosterone. We get down...
  • Hit-and-run case: Court rejects Salman Khan's plea for adjournment 26-03-2015 10:22 AM

    Mumbai: A court here on Wednesday declined a plea by Bollywood actor Salman Khan to adjourn for three weeks the recording of his statement in the 2002 hit-and-run case, due to start on March 27. Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande ordered Salman Khan to remain present in the court Friday when...
  • No more wardrobe malfunctions for Hulk 26-03-2015 10:11 AM

    Los Angeles: Superhero Hulk will be wearing a special set of stretchy pants under his clothes to avoid a wardrobe malfunction as he grows many times his size in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. The high-tech pants with the micro fibre fabric are capable of getting as big as the giant,...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj dedicates National Awards win to Kashmiri Pandits, Anupam Kher calls it 'fraudish' 26-03-2015 09:51 AM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who has dedicated the five National Film Awards that his film 'Haider' has bagged, to Kashmiri Pandits, has left veteran actor Anupam Kher irked. 'Haider', based on William Shakespeare's play 'Hamlet', was set against the backdrop of insurgency of Kashmir. He was blamed for showing only...
  • Shraddha Kapoor: Every actor wants to get a National Award for one of his films in a lifetime 26-03-2015 09:44 AM

    Mumbai: Shraddha Kapoor, the lead actress of 'Haider', feels proud that the film has bagged five National Film Awards -- and even she hopes to get one some day. "It will be nice to get a National Award. Every actor wants to get a National Award for one of his...
  • Sensex closes 654 points down on Thursday, bank stocks plunge 26-03-2015 09:32 AM

    Mumbai: Negative global cues and future and options (F&O) expiry led a benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), to close on Thursday's trade down 654 points or 2.33 per cent. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also closed trade in...