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  • Minisha Lamba, Upen Patel, Karishna Tanna: The list of final contestants of 'Bigg Boss 8' September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: As the eight season of the hugely popular show 'Bigg Boss' goes on air tonight, we bring you the confirmed list of celebrities who will be taking part in the show this year. The list has been confirmed by sources close Colors channel. The Indian adaptation of international show...
  • WTF! Smartphone company forced to take down sexist contest for 'ladies' brimming with smirking condescension after women protest August 13, 2014

    There have been instances in the past when brands have tried to talk to women like they were idiots. A recent advertisement for a telecom company a few days ago sparked off a snowballing debate on established gender roles. But a tech company's contest to give women a leg up...
  • Wild 'Bigg Boss 8' casting rumours have started: Actor Gaurav Chopra says he was approached but no offer yet that looks attractive July 31, 2014

    With just a few month left for the eight season of Bigg Boss to kick off, several popular names are now being rumoured as potential inmates of the controversial house. While Aam Aadmi Party member Kumar Vishwas recently made headlines on revealing that the makers of Bigg Boss had extended...
  • 30,000 spectators, TV audience of about one million: Hot dog eaters ready for famed New York contest July 4, 2014

    A seventime hot dogeating champion and the women's hot dogeating champ will compete for their crowns again at the annual contest on Coney Island. Thirteen women and 17 men will compete Friday before a crowd of about 30,000 spectators and a TV audience of about one million. Joey Chestnut, who is 205...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 58 women contested in Maharashtra, only five won May 18, 2014

    Out of the 58 women who contested the justconcluded Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, only five emerged victorious. According to statistics of the Election Commission of India, the total 897 candidates who contested the Lok Sabha elections in the state included 58 women. The five women who emerged victorious are Poonam...
  • Austria's Conchita Wurst hails Eurovision victory over intolerance May 12, 2014

    Reuters: Conchita Wurst came home to a heroine's welcome in Austria on Sunday after the bearded drag queen won the Eurovision Song Contest in what she called a victory over the forces of intolerance, including Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Sporting high heels, a tight dress, butterfly eyelashes and a full beard,...
  • Austria's 'bearded lady' Conchita Wurst wins Eurovision Song Contest May 11, 2014

    Reuters: Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst, popularly known as "the bearded lady," won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with the James Bondthemelike ballad "Rise Like a Phoenix", before a global TV audience of about 180 million people in 45 countries. Wurst, sporting high heels, butterfly eyelashes and a full beard,...
  • Transgender to enter poll fray in Tamil Nadu March 29, 2014

    Adding a new dimension to her battle in securing her community's rights, a well known transgender and activist is making her electoral debut in the April 27 Lok Sabha polls  in Tamil Nadu. Activist Kalki Subramaniam, a writer and an actor, would contest from Pollachi, her home town, as an independent....
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad likely to contest from Udhampur: Congress March 19, 2014

    Ghulam Nabi Azad is likely to contest from Udhampur Lok Sabha seat, Jammu-Kashmir Congress Chief Saif-ud-Din Soz, said in Srinagar on Wednesday. "As per my understanding, Azad will contest from Udhampur-Kathua Lok Sabha seat. It is expected that announcement would be made at any time today", Soz told reporters in...
  • Kerala: Contestants turn to social media for LS poll campaigning March 18, 2014

    Catching up with changing trends, several candidates in Kerala, including Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, are turning to social media, which appears to be a more effective campaign tool. Though several other contestants for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls from different political formations and parties use social media, Tharoor makes a...
  • Mallika Sarabhai feels 'ignored', not to contest LS polls March 11, 2014

    Noted danseuse and Aam Aadmi Party member Mallika Sarabhai, who unsuccessfully contested against BJP patriarch L K Advani in 2009, does not want to enter the fray this time as she feels apparently ignored in the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. "No one from AAP has ever contacted me," Mallika told PTI. When...
  • 13-year-old Indian-origin student wins spelling bee after epic 95 rounds March 9, 2014

    A 13-year old Indian-origin boy has emerged as the winner of a spelling bee contest in the US in an epic verbal duel that lasted a total of 95 rounds, after judges ran out of words in a previous marathon round held in February. Kush Sharma, a seventh-grader at Frontier School...
  • AAP gets into electoral combat in Kerala March 9, 2014

    A set of popular faces, from a writer to former civil servant, are to be the candidates of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Kerala in the Lok Sabha polls. When the mainstream political parties are yet to finalise their candidates, the AAP state unit has already declared contestants in two...
  • Gujarat: Advani expresses desire to fight LS polls from Gandhinagar seat February 28, 2014

    A day after BJP's first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls was declared, veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Friday expressed interest to contest elections from his current constituency, Gandhinagar. "The first list of the candidates has been declared yesterday in which my name is not there. I have...
  • Girl duped of Rs 1.34 lakh on pretext of winning car in a TV contest February 21, 2014

    Unidentified fraudsters duped a 19yearold girl of Rs 1.34 lakh after making her believe that she has won the jackpot price in a TV contest in which she had participated in January this year. Based on girl's complaint, a case has been registered against accused at Kothwali Police station. Tabassum, a...
  • 101yearold man to contest US Congressional polls February 19, 2014

    Better late than never! A 101yearold man in the US has launched a bid to enter the House of Representatives and contest the Congressional polls. Joe Newman from Sarasota, Florida, will compete for Florida's 16th Congressional District. After living for 101years, Newman has seen what this country is capable of and...
  • Sikh man wins 250,000 pounds in British TV game show February 13, 2014

    A Sikh man in Britain has become only the second male contestant to win a popular television game show, getting 250,000 pounds (around $416,000) in the process. Roop Singh, 54, from Leeds became only the second male contestant to take such a large sum on Channel 4 game show 'Deal Or...
  • CJ Show: Photo contest winner February 2, 2014

    We received a lot of interesting photo entries in response to our contest,'I love India'. Many of you shared your love for India through your images, but there was one winner. Find out in this video. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show February 2, 2014

    On this show, a victim of racial violence shares his ordeal, how a Mumbai professor found his way back into the campus after being sacked, a CJ's report on polluted lake in Bangalore, our CJ report that made impact this week, the much awaited results of CJ's photo contest and...
  • AAP now target casinos in Goa January 4, 2014

    It may have been 'bijli' and 'paani' which catapulted the AAP to power in Delhi. In Goa, India's youngest political force may 'gamble' on casinos. Addressing the first formal press conference after signing up pop star Remo and several leading civil society personalities in Goa, Aam Aadmi Party member Oscar Rebello...
  • Kannada Bigg Boss contestants get movie offers December 8, 2013

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed, contestants of Kannada Bigg Boss will soon be busy in Sandalwood. Popular names like Anushree, Chandrika, Arun Sagar, Tilak Shekar, Vinayak Joshi,Shwetha Pandit, Vijay Raghavendra who were seen in Kannada version of the popular reality show have been getting offers from the...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Dolly Bindra calls Armaan Kohli her 'exbrother' November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Bigg Boss' excontestant Dolly Bindra, who had wowed and shocked the nation, courtesy her witty oneliners and verbal tirade against Shweta Tiwari, will enter the house tonight. Interestingly, it isn't just Dolly who gets to meet the contestants. Andy's mother Nirmala Kumari, Gauhar's sister Nigaar Khan, Kamya's mother...
  • Bigg Boss 7: TanishaaArmaan in love, what's the big deal? November 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Each time Salman Khan speaks to the contestants, he manages to make them speak their heart out. After the superstar made an entry to popular songs 'Rafta Rafta' and 'Pehli Pehli Baar', he had the house inmates in splits when he showed them a couple of bizarre photos....
  • Miss Earth International 2013: Meet Miss India Nita Sofiani November 22, 2013

    India's Nita Sofiani was among the Miss Earth International 2013 beauty contestants in Taguig city, metro Manila. About 90 candidates from around the world participated in the pageant which has proactive advocacy in saving the environment, and focuses on ecotourism this year as its contribution to the country's efforts to...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Tanishaa, Andy unhappy with Kushal's entry? November 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Day 67 begins with Tanishaa Mukherji asking VJ Andy if there is any truth in Sofia Hayat's opinion about her pulling faces each time Armaan Kohli speaks to any other female contestant in the house. "Jab bhi koi ladki aapse baat karti hai toh pata nahi Tanishaa ke...
  • Bihar government pioneered 'toilets first' slogan: Nitish November 20, 2013

    Patna: In an apparent reference to Narendra Modi's 'toilets first, temples later' remark, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the Bihar government had pioneered the slogan in 2007. "Officials popularised the concept among the people, but some people are now talking about toilet first and temple later," he said...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Ajaz refers to Tanishaa as Armaan's 'servant' November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: With so many hotheaded inmates under one roof it was only a matter of time before tension over calling someone a criminal started mounting in the controversial house. The anxiety and angst that has plagued the current season of Bigg Boss increased on Tuesday after Azaj Khan gets...