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  • Gerard Butler banned from performing daring stunts in upcoming film 09-04-2014 05:37 PM

    London: Actor Gerard Butler has been banned from performing daring stunts in his upcoming remake of 'Point Break'. The bank robbery film involves sky diving and surf riding exploits that are considered risky even for professional stunt men, reported Daily Star. The producers of the picture, who want to raise...
  • 19-point plan for West Indies' return to No.1 spot 26-03-2014 03:09 PM

    Port of Spain: A 19-point plan that aims to establish the West Indies as the No.1 performing team in world cricket, has been approved by the country's governing Board. The plan includes the implementation of a captain's council, professionalisation of first class cricket, doubling of matches in the regional four...
  • Chidambaram's 10-point agenda to make India 3rd largest economy 17-02-2014 09:09 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday unveiled a 10-point agenda that would help make India the third largest economy by 2043 only behind the US and China. While presenting the interim budget for the fiscal 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha, the finance minister said the size of Indian...
  • Formula One double points plan could be scrapped: Luca di Montezemolo 20-12-2013 06:50 PM

    Formula One's decision to award double points at the last race of the season could be scrapped after next year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, if not before, according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo. The Italian told reporters attending a Christmas lunch at the Fiorano test track that he was...
  • Delhi's Connaught Place 7th costliest office market in world, Mumbai's BKC 15th: Survey 20-12-2013 03:19 PM

    Connaught Place in Delhi has slipped two notches to become the world's seventh costliest office destination due to slowdown in the realty market and fall in rupee's exchange rate, property consultant CBRE said. Mumbai s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) is at the 15th position, while Nariman Point stood at 32nd....
  • Sebastian Vettel against double points rule change 10-12-2013 10:47 PM

    Red Bull's four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel has branded as 'absurd' a rule change to award double points at the final race of the Formula One season from next year. The 26-year-old, winner of the last four championships, told Germany's Sport Bild on Tuesday that he saw no merit in...
  • J&K: Cold wave continues, night temperature remains below freezing point 29-11-2013 04:06 PM

    Cold wave conditions continued in several parts of Kashmir as the weather remained dry and the night temperature in Ladakh region and most parts of the Valley stayed below freezing point. The minimum temperatures are expected to fall further as the MeT Department has said the weather would remain dry...
  • Scandal Point: It's all about the dirty secrets of Bollywood 06-11-2013 02:40 PM

    There is a big advantage of an insider writing a book on an industry. The readers get to know the subtleties of a world they have never been a part of. Fahad Samar is a Mumbai based writer-director whose work on the contemporary popular culture has been seen and analysed...
  • Once Scarlett Johansson came close to quitting acting 03-10-2013 01:21 PM

    London: Scarlett Johansson may be one of the busiest Hollywood stars around but there was a time when she thought she would not make it in the world of showbiz. The 28-year-old actress, who has starred in many hit films like 'Match Point', 'Iron Man 2' and 'The Avengers' among...
  • Is the verdict in the Delhi braveheart case making no difference on the ground? 17-09-2013 11:00 PM

    Just days after the four convicts was given death sentence in the Delhi gangrape case, a boy in Mumbai battles for his life after being beaten by his sisters's molesters. The three accused, all minors, cornered the brother while he was on his way to college and attacked him with...
  • Odisha: Woman raped at gun-point 12-09-2013 04:18 PM

    A middle-aged woman in the state capital was allegedly raped at gun-point at her house when the husband had gone outside, police said. The incident took place at Samantrapur area of the city on Tuesday night when the 35-year-old woman was alone. The victim lodged a complaint at Mahila police...
  • MTDC plans to develop Rs 250 crore marina at Nariman Point 21-08-2013 08:53 PM

    In a bid to promote water-based tourism, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has decided to develop a Rs 250-crore marina at tony Nariman Point business district in the city. The corporation has invited expressions of interest to appoint consultants, from both domestic as well as international markets, to prepare...
  • Is the political class gripped by Modi phobia? 17-07-2013 11:00 PM

    The political parties are taking actions against their workers for passing comments against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Delhi Vice President, Aamir Raza Hussain, was forced to resign from his post for comments against the Gujarat CM, while Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Vijay Bahadur Singh...
  • Walmart lobbying inquiry inconclusive; fresh probe likely 30-06-2013 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: Walmart may face a fresh probe into its lobbying activities for entering India, after issues raised by a one-man inquiry committee, set up by the government earlier this year to look into this matter, were stonewalled by the global retailer. The inquiry conducted by the panel remained inconclusive...
  • Uttarakhand: Stranger rescues 10-year-old, reunites her with family 29-06-2013 03:18 PM

    Dehradun: Amid the Uttarakhand devastation comes a miraculous tale of reunion. A 10-year old girl, who got separated from her relatives in the flood-ravaged Kedarnath, has now been reunited with her parents, thanks to a stranger. Shivani Gupta had gone to Kedarnath with her uncle and aunt, who are still...
  • Uttarakhand tragedy: Shouldn't India's rich be more generous in times of crisis? 26-06-2013 11:50 PM

    While the focus has been on pilgrims stranded in Uttarakhand, an even bigger crisis confronts the local populations. Two villages on the way to Hemkund Saheb have been washed away and its 500 residents, who depend on pilgrims and tourists for their livelihood, have been left with close to nothing....
  • Newsmaker of the Day: V Hanumantha Rao 26-06-2013 11:48 PM

    Congress leaders got into fisticuffs with Telugu Desam Party politicians on Wednesday over providing assistance to pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh stranded after floods in Uttarakhand. The leaders of both parties fought each other at the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Cong, TDP leaders trade blows over AP pilgrims 26-06-2013 06:37 PM

    Dehradun: Congress leaders got into fisticuffs with Telugu Desam Party politicians on Wednesday over providing assistance to pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh stranded after floods in Uttarakhand. The leaders of both parties fought each other at the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. Congress and TDP have already been engaged in war...
  • Point-of-view porn: Google Glass to get its fist pornographic app 30-05-2013 06:03 AM

    New Delhi: This was waiting to happen. MiKandi, an adult app store, has announced that it is working on a porn app for Google Glass, Google's wearable computer with a head-mounted display that has been making news for more than a year now. MiKandi, an adult app store that distributes...
  • Chetan Bhagat turns narrator for Shaadi.com 20-05-2013 11:39 PM

    New Delhi: Renowned author Chetan Bhagat, who often played matchmaker for friends in college, has decided to tell people the benefits of finding the right partner through a matrimonial site by turning narrator and telling success stories of couples who met online. The 39-year-old, who has penned best selling books...
  • Bangladesh PM's dialogue offer 'good starting point': UN 14-05-2013 01:59 AM

    Dhaka: A top UN official on Monday termed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's dialogue offer to the opposition as a good "starting point" to resolve the current political crisis in Bangladesh, but feared the failure of talks could invite an unwanted scenario. "It is good starting point," visiting UN assistant secretary...
  • Lucas Glover leads Zurich Classic after 3 rounds 28-04-2013 09:40 AM

    Avondale: Overnight leader Lucas Glover, bidding for his fourth PGA Tour title, survived a back nine wobble to move two strokes clear after Saturday's third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in Avondale, Louisiana. At one point three ahead of the chasing pack, former U.S. Open champion Glover...
  • Jason Dufner among eight past champs at Zurich Classic 25-04-2013 10:24 AM

    Avondale: One year ago, Jason Dufner's victory at the Zurich Classic made him the fifth player in the last eight years to celebrate his maiden PGA Tour triumph in New Orleans. This weekend, Dufner will try to become the first repeat winner in the Big Easy since Carlos Franco in...
  • Two youths rape a minor at gunpoint 05-03-2013 04:54 PM

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