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  • Deepshikha Nagpal: My eviction from the 'Bigg Boss' house came as a surprise for Salman Khan as well October 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Deepshikha Nagpal, touted as one of the strongest contenders on celebrity reality show 'Bigg Boss 8', says she did not expect that she will get out of the show in just three weeks. The 'Shaktimaan' actress said she, however, got a feeling that she would be eliminated when she...
  • 'Bigg Boss 8', Day 14: Did Salman Khan take a dig at Shah Rukh Khan again? October 6, 2014

    The Sunday episode for 'Bigg Boss 8' had packed in a lot of surprises. In a first, Salman Khan invited former contestants Kamya Punjabi and VJ Andy to discuss the behaviour of the current inmates. Kamya said that Karishma Tanna's anger towards Gautam Gulati was not in the spirit of forgiveness....
  • 'Bigg Boss' effect: Condescension, familiarity, denial; 8 stages of evolution a first-time viewer goes through October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: For years I have been smug about my non-addiction to TV's most popular reality TV show, 'Bigg Boss'. I have laughed at friends who watched the show with their mothers, grandmothers and grumbling dads, and I have scoffed at colony aunties who discussed it during their evening walks. Disclaimer:...
  • Bigg Boss 8, Day 5: Is Arya Babbar plotting against contestants to avoid eviction? September 27, 2014

    Day 5 didn't have an apt beginning. It may have kicked off with a peppy song 'Ice cream khaungi', but witnessed tiffs, arguments throughout the day. Even though it was Praneet's birthday the next day, it didn't create the mood for celebration. The actor got into an argument with Gautam...
  • 'Bigg Boss 8': Secret Society member Pritam Singh calls Mr Gay India Sushant Divgikar 'didi', 'behen' September 26, 2014

    The LGBT community has been gathering more and more support in India, with people being more tolerant and accepting of the personal choices individuals make. As per its informal tradition, this year, popular reality show 'Bigg Boss 8' features Mr Gay India 2014 winner, Sushant Divgikar. A gentle personality, the...
  • 'Bigg Boss 8', Day 4: Inmates nominate Sukirti Kandpal, Sonali Raut, Natasa Stankovic for eviction; burn their photographs September 26, 2014

    While it has just been 3 days since the show has taken-off, the mind games and ego tussles have already started in the 'Bigg Boss 8' house. Only a few hours post the kitchen opened up for the housemates, feelings of resentment and indifferences cropped up almost immediately (and don't...
  • Hope my 'Bigg Boss 8' stint will help me bag movies, says Serbian model-actress Natasa Stankovic September 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Serbian model-actress Natasa Stankovic, who appeared in an item number in 'Satyagraha', says she took up 'Bigg Boss' to build a career in Bollywood. Natasa is one of the 15 contestants to participate in the eighth season of the Salman Khan-hosted controversial reality show, which requires contestants to speak in...
  • Bigg Boss 8, Day 2: Upen Patel refers to Sukirti Kandpal's sobbing session as 'natak', asks her to not exaggerate the issue September 24, 2014

    Day 2 had its share of problems and mild tiffs. What made Sukriti sob? Why did Upen Patel over react? Has Arya Babbar understood the game and started making the right moves? As each task gets more demanding and taxing than the first, passengers of Flight BB08 have begun to...
  • Bigg Boss 8: Upen Patel flirts with Sukirti Kandpal; calls Diandra Soares 'the least beautiful female contestant' September 23, 2014

    Selfies, item numbers, stand up comedy. The opening episode of 'Bigg Boss 8' was a complete entertainer. Host Salman Khan opened the show with contestants Karishma Tanna and Sonali Raut. A veteran on the Bigg Boss stage by now, Khan smoothly operated the show introducing 15 contestants turn by turn. The...
  • Bigg Boss 8: Will the aircraftstyle house have no beds, running water? September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Is it a coincidence, or is it knowledge? Whatever be the reason, actor Kamaal R Khan was right. Khan (and a few publications) had put out a list of probable contestants for the upcoming television reality show 'Bigg Boss' season 8. Out of the 11 names Khan had mentioned...
  • 'Upen Patel and Arya Babbar are in the show? Bigg Boss is Bollywood's MNREGA': Hilarious Twitter reactions to 'Bigg Boss 8' opening night September 22, 2014

    Prime time television will not be the same anymore. The muchawaited "reality shows ka baap" 'Bigg Boss' is back with its eight season. The show is all set to see a whole new batch of inmates who'll not only compete for the prize money, but also a lot more than...
  • IPL Scandal: Probe commission to quiz N Srinivasan in Chennai August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BB Mishra, one of the prominent members of the Supreme Courtappointed Indian Premier League probe commission headed by (Retd) Justice Mukul Mudgal, is in Chennai to carry out the investigation into the betting and matchfixing scandal during the sixth edition of IPL. Senior IPS officer Mishra, who is also...
  • Jaipur Police announces reward for information on IAS officer absconding in rape case July 22, 2014

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Police has announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for information on IAS officer BB Mohanty, who is accused of raping a 23yearold woman. The woman lodged an FIR in January claiming that Mohanty had raped her repeatedly after promising to clear her civil services exam. Mohanty has...
  • Rape accused IAS officer declared absconder June 25, 2014

    A local court has declared suspended IAS official BB Mohanty, who is facing rape charges, an absconder and also issued standing arrest warrant against him. The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate issued the standing arrest warrant against Mohanty on Tuesday under Section 83 of CrPC after he failed to appear...
  • BlackBerry to offer 2,40,000 Android apps from Amazon's app store for BB10 devices June 19, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd has agreed a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc that will let the Canadian smartphone maker offer some 240,000 Android applications from Amazon's app store on its lineup of BlackBerry 10 devices this fall. The move allows BlackBerry to add a vast array of consumerfocused apps to its devices,...
  • Rajasthan court declares IAS officer BB Mohanty proclaimed offender March 26, 2014

    A court in Jaipur on Tuesday declared Rajasthan IAS officer BB Mohanty a proclaimed offender after he went on the run in connection with the rape of a 22-year-old woman. "He has been absconding since the case was registered against him. The court of Metropolitan Magistrate Raj Kumar declared him a proclaimed offender Tuesday," said...
  • Rape accused IAS officer BB Mohanty's anticipatory bail plea rejected March 13, 2014

    A local court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail application of rape accused suspended IAS officer B B Mohanty. The court of women atrocities cases on Thursday rejected the bail application which was moved to the court by the district court on Wednesday. Additional Chief Secretary rank official Mohanty, who was posted...
  • Rape accused IAS officer BB Mohanty's bail plea moved to court of women March 12, 2014

    A local court on Wednesday referred the anticipatory bail plea of suspended IAS officer B B Mohanty, who has been accused of raping a civil services aspirant, to a court dedicated for cases of atrocities against women. Mohanty, who has been accused of rape by the 22-year-old civil services aspirant, had through...
  • Rape accused IAS BB Mohanty seeks anticipatory bail March 11, 2014

    Rajasthan IAS officer B.B. Mohanty, who was accused of raping a 22-year-old girl, filed an application in a court seeking an anticipatory bail on Tuesday, a lawyer said. The state government recently suspended Mohanty following the allegations leveled against him about one and a half months ago. Public prosecutor Sant Kumar Jain...
  • Rajasthan IAS officer's relatives threatening me and my family: Rape survivor March 7, 2014

    Jaipur: A woman who was allegedly raped by an IAS officer in Jaipur, Rajasthan, has now claimed that she is being threatened. "There is immense pressure on me to withdraw the case. My family is being threatened by the accused's family," she told CNN-IBN. Rajasthan IAS officer BB Mohanty had allegedy...
  • Rajasthan: IAS officer charged with rape, police clueless about his whereabouts February 25, 2014

    Jaipur: A month after suspended IAS officer BB Mohanty was charged with rape and sexual exploitation, the police are still clueless about his whereabouts. The 23-year-old IAS aspirant who alleged rape and sexual exploitation by him is now demanding a CBI probe. She said her family is being threatened. The complainant...
  • Rajasthan government suspends IAS officer accused of rape February 5, 2014

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Wednesday suspended a senior IAS officer accused of rape. BB Mohanty, the Chairman of the Rajasthan Civil Services Appellate Tribunal, has been accused by a woman civil services aspirant of sexually assaulting her over the past one year. Mohanty has been called for questioning by the police....
  • IAS officer accused of rape, questions raised over delay in probe February 3, 2014

    Jaipur: Over a week after he was booked for rape of a 23yearold IAS aspirant from UP, Rajasthan's senior IAS officer has not even been questioned by the police. The complainant now wants either the government to intervene and expedite probe or transfer the case to CBI. Eight days after...
  • Rajasthan: Woman accuses IAS officer of rape, police fail to act February 3, 2014

    Jaipur: Call it might is right. A woman civil services aspirant in Rajasthan is demanding a CBI probe after the police failed to act on her complaint against a senior IAS officer. The woman had alleged that BB Mohanty, the chairman of the Rajasthan Civil Services Appellate Tribunal, had sexually assaulted...
  • Short film made by Mumbai kids to be screened at the opening ceremony of MIFF January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: 17 kids from 13 schools were trained to conceptualise, direct, shoot and edit a film of their own. And, now the young filmmakers are ready with their film, which will be screened at the opening ceremony of Mumbai International Film Festival. Activities around the festival began with...