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  • Brad Pitt is like my husband: Shia LaBeouf 21-10-2014 02:56 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Shai LaBeouf has talked about his friendship with Brad Pitt saying the Hollywood star is like his 'husband'. The 28-year-old actor revealed his relationship with his 'Fury' co-star was spousal, reported Us Weekly. Asked if Pitt was like a father figure for him, the 'Transformers' actor replied,...
  • SpiceJet announces another low-fare offer of Rs 899 for Bangalore-Chennai-Kochi 21-10-2014 02:52 PM

    New Delhi: SpiceJet on Tuesday continued with its galore of special offers announcing yet another limited- period discounted one-way domestic fare offer, ranging from all-inclusive fares of Rs 899 to Rs 2,499. While tickets can be booked at low fares till October 26, the travel period would be between November...
  • None involved in ISIS flag waving linked with militancy: Omar Abdullah 21-10-2014 02:40 PM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said none of the persons involved in waving of ISIS flags in the city had any links to militancy. "Police has conducted an inquiry into it and most of the people who have been found to be waving (ISIS) flags...
  • Australia aim for top Test spot in series against Pakistan 21-10-2014 02:37 PM

    Dubai: Australia have a chance to reclaim the top spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face host Pakistan in the two-Test series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which starts on Wednesday in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here. A two-nil series win over Pakistan will lift...
  • BJP's win in Haryana, Maharashtra will affect J&K assembly polls: Omar Abdullah 21-10-2014 02:37 PM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said BJP's win in Haryana and Maharashtra would have some effect on the assembly elections in the state, but maintained that the influence would not be as much as previously expected. "While obviously, the BJP will have some effect in...
  • Dengue cases in Delhi cross 200; rise of over 42 per cent in 1 week 21-10-2014 01:39 PM

    New Delhi: There has been an increase of over 42 per cent in dengue cases in the national capital in the past one week, taking the total number of cases reported this season to over 200. A total of 225 cases have been reported in Delhi till October 18, while...
  • Special US envoy Allen travelling overseas for anti-ISIL coalition 21-10-2014 12:24 PM

    Washington: Special US Presidential Envoy John Allen tasked to build an international coalition against ISIL has left for a seven-nation trip to accelerate the process of global effort to defeat the terrorist outfit that has gained control over large parts of Syria and Iraq. Over the next 10 days, Allen...
  • Not a biopic, hope it makes some difference in the lives of the people in Bhopal: Kal Penn on 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' 21-10-2014 12:21 PM

    Mumbai: Indian-American actor and member of Obama Administration, Kal Penn hopes that the telling account of his upcoming film 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' based on the gas leak tragedy of 1984, will make a difference in the lives of families of the victims of the disaster. The Ravi Kumar-directed...
  • Maharashtra Assembly polls: Mumbai sees a surge in NOTA voters 21-10-2014 11:52 AM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Assembly elections witnessed a surge in number of people going for None Of the Above (NOTA) option in Mumbai, as against the total number of NOTA votes cast in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. In a total of 36 Assembly seats in Mumbai, 65,735 people chose to...
  • Andhra: Toll in cracker manufacturing unit explosion climbs to 17 21-10-2014 11:43 AM

    Hyderabad: The toll in the explosion at a fire cracker manufacturing unit at Vakatippa village in East Godavari district on Tuesday rose to 17 with six more persons succumbing to burns at a local hospital, police said. The toll in the explosion has now climbed to 17 from 11, after...
  • Coal scam: CBI files revised closure report in KM Birla case 21-10-2014 11:20 AM

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday filed a "detailed and comprehensive" revised final closure report before a special court in a coal block allocation scam case involving top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, former coal secretary PC Parakh and others. The agency filed the report before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar...
  • No possibility can be ruled out of terror strike during Diwali, says Rajnath Singh 21-10-2014 10:33 AM

    New Delhi: The possibility of terror attack in the country cannot be ruled out, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday. "No possibility can be ruled out. We cannot ignore terror activities. Hence alerts are issued," he told reporters on the sidelines of a function. Singh was replying to a...
  • Mohammedan Sporting dismiss talks of closure, says will not play in I-League Div 2 21-10-2014 09:59 AM

    Mohammedan Sporting have opted against playing in the second division I-League and the club has also pulled out of Durand Cup football tournament, beginning October 28, apparently due to financial crisis. Dismissing reports that the club was being disbanded, president and MP Sultan Ahmed told PTI: "We will not play...
  • Rupee gains 8 paise against dollar in early trade 21-10-2014 09:27 AM

    Mumbai: Extending its rising streak for the third straight day, the rupee appreciated by 8 paise to 61.28 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on Tuesday on sustained selling of the US currency by exporters and banks. Forex dealers said besides increased selling of the...
  • Congress leaders review political situation in Maharashtra 21-10-2014 07:41 AM

    Mumbai: After a crushing defeat in Maharashtra assembly elections, state Congress leaders met on Monday night to review the political situation. The meeting held at Gandhi Bhavan, the Congress party's office in South Mumbai, was attended by Maharashtra state unit Congress chief Manikrao Thakre, former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, senior...
  • No probe into 'big billion day' sale by Flipkart: Nirmala Sitharaman 21-10-2014 07:10 AM

    Bangalore: Union Commerce and Industries Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said there was no inquiry into complaints against e-commerce giant Flipkart of predatory prices of goods and unfair trade practices during its recent 'big billion day sale'. "I would like to state that no enquiry has been planned or proposed...
  • Pakistan suspends channel for airing programme against judiciary 20-10-2014 11:45 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday suspended a television channel for 15 days and imposed a fine of Rs 10 million for airing a derogatory programme against the judiciary. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) suspended ARY News' license for a period of 15 days and imposed a fine of Rs...
  • CBSE schools brought under DSE for RTE Act implementation 20-10-2014 11:32 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government has issued anotification bringing all schools affiliated to boards other than state boards under the control of its Director of School Education for implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009. This was stated in a submission by Government Pleader Krishna...
  • ISL: We are raring to go for first home match, says Marco Materazzi 20-10-2014 10:39 PM

    Chennaiyin FC manager Marco Materazzi on Tuesday said that his players were raring to go for their first home match against Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League on Wednesday, even though weathermen predicted heavy rains. "They (Kerala Blasters) are a good side but we always try to do our...
  • Uttar Pradesh's Sudeep Tyagi to play for Saurashtra 20-10-2014 09:28 PM

    Uttar Pradesh medium-pacer Sudeep Tyagi has been included in Saurashtra's Ranji Trophy one-day team for the West Zone league starting in Ahmedabad on November 5. Also inducted in the squad is seamer Siddharth Trivedi, who is facing a one-year ban in connection with the IPL 2013 match-fixing scandal. "Jaydev Shah...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket defends decision to tour India 20-10-2014 09:22 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday defended its decision to send the national team for a tour of India next month amid criticism coming from certain quarters, saying that it was taken at the best interest of the game. SLC said it was a collective decision of its executive committee...
  • Saina Nehwal to spearhead Indian challenge at French Open Super Series 20-10-2014 09:18 PM

    Paris: London Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal will be spearhead the Indian challenge in the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series, starting on Tuesday. Seeded fifth in the tournament, Saina, will face Sashina Vignes Waran of France in the first round of women's singles while compatriot P V...
  • India win two gold medals in Para Asian Games 20-10-2014 09:12 PM

    Incheon: India opened their gold medal account with two track and field athletes bagging the yellow metal in a haul of six medals on the second day of competitions at the Para Asian Games on Tuesday. The Indians grabbed one silver and three medals also besides the two gold on...
  • Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff to compete in Race of Champions 20-10-2014 08:15 PM

    London: The Race Of Champions is to feature its first female competitor as Williams F1 development driver Susie Wolff has signed up for the 2014 edition at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Originally from Oban in Scotland, Wolff spent seven years racing in Germany's DTM touring...
  • Hockey Champions Trophy online ticket sales begins 20-10-2014 08:06 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Monday announced the commencement of online ticket sales for the much-awaited Hero Hockey Champions Trophy to be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from December 6-14. Speaking about the development, HI president Narinder Batra said: "Within a year this is the third...
  • Natasa Stankovic: Despite being entertaining, I was shown less on 'Bigg Boss' 20-10-2014 06:37 PM

    Mumbai: Serbian model-actress Natasa Stankovic, who has been evicted from 'Bigg Boss 8', says she was very active on the show but was not shown much in the episodes. Stankovic is the third contestant to have been eliminated from the controversial reality show, after Sukirti Kandpal and Deepshikha Nagpal. The...
  • Mizoram footballer dies after injuring spinal cord 20-10-2014 06:05 PM

    Aizawl: Peter Biaksangzuala, a Mizoram footballer, has passed away after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating scoring a goal in the Mizoram Premier League. According to media reports, in an MPL match played between his side Bethlehem Vengthlang FC and Chanmari West FC, the 23-year-old Biaksangzuala celebrated his equaliser by...
  • BCCI Working Committee to discuss West Indies pullout today 20-10-2014 04:55 PM

    Hyderabad: The BCCI's all-powerful Working Committee will meet on Tuesday to decide on whether to impose a freeze on future West Indies tour and claim damages in the wake of the unprecedented move by the Caribbean team to pull out of the remainder of India tour because of the pay...
  • Uddhav Thackeray holds meeting with newly-elected Shiv Sena MLAs 20-10-2014 04:55 PM

    Mumbai: Even as the impasse over government formation in Maharashtra continues following a fractured mandate in the Assembly polls, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today held a meeting with the newly-elected legislators in Mumbai. "All the newly elected MLAs met Uddhavji today and they unanimously took a decision to give...
  • Nico Hulkenberg to continue with Force India in 2015 season 20-10-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: Nico Hulkeberg will continue to race for Sahara Force India in the 2015 Formula One season, the team confirmed on Monday. The 27-year-old German had returned to Force India at the start of 2014 after spending a year with Sauber and has enjoyed a reasonably good season, finishing...