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  • J&K floods: 10-year-old returns to marooned house to retrieve school bag 5 hours 30 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Days after he was airlifted along with his family to safety, 10-year-old Taukeer Ahmed was on Saturday on a rescue boat returning to his marooned house in Raj Bagh locality to retrieve his most loved possession - his school bag. Taukeer, a class five student of a prestigious school in...
  • Mumbai: FIR against impostors faking Raj Thackeray's identity online Yesterday

    Mumbai: An FIR was registered against unidentified people on Thursday, for allegedly creating fake social media accounts of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray as well as posting "objectionable pictures" of the MNS chief and his family members online, the police said. "An FIR has been registered against unidentified persons...
  • KK Paul takes charge as Mizoram Governor 4 days ago

    Aizawl: Meghalaya governor Krishan Kant Paul, appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee to take additional charge of Mizoram was today sworn-in as the Mizoram governor. Judge of Aizawl Bench of the Gauhati High Court Justice LS Jamir administered the oath of office to Paul at a function at the Aizawl Raj...
  • Aamir Khan unveils new 'PK' poster, introduces Sanjay Dutt as Bhairo Singh 4 days ago

    The third poster for Aamir Khan's upcoming film 'PK' is here. And this time, he introduces his "phi-rend" Bhairo Singh, played by actor Sanjay Dutt. "Phir tukur-tukur dekhat ho? Ee hum nahi hoon, ee humra phi-rend hai, Bhairo Singh. Inki bhet karo, hum aa raha hoon." This time, Dutt is holding a...
  • MNS averse to alliance, to contest Assembly elections solo 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena will contest forthcoming elections on its own without forging any alliance, a senior party leader said on Sunday. "If political parties truly want to develop Maharashtra, they should contest elections independently and not go in for any kind of alliance. But do these parties have...
  • I knew girls would hate me after watching my performance in 'Mardaani' and it happened: Tahir Raj Bhasin September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Newcomer Tahir Raj Bhasin says his biggest worry while doing 'Mardaani' was that girls were going to hate him for his portrayal of man running a women trafficking gang. The 27-year-old actor's role of a suave villain, who matches his wits with Rani Mukerji's tough cop in the Yash...
  • Uddhav Thackeray, Fadnavis meet Maharashtra Governor September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray met Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Wednesday at the Raj Bhavan. "This was a courtesy call by Thackeray. Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackerey was also present at the meeting," a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said. Earlier on Wednesday, state BJP president Devendra Fadanvis also...
  • 'Golden Star', 'Crazy Star' and 'Supreme Star': A definitive guide to the honorary titles of filmstars in southern film industries September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: They wear no cape and they have no super powers. Yet people on the streets recognise them on sight, and add superlatives to their names. The actors, nay, superstars from the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industry are superheroes to their fans. Most Indians have heard of the prefix...
  • Mithali Raj remains number one batswoman in ICC rankings August 26, 2014

    Dubai: India captain Mithali Raj has retained the top spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) women's rankings for batters. Mithali maintained her reign on the top with scores of 34 and 30, respectively, to be the second-highest run-scorer for her side in the series India lost 0-2 in England. Her...
  • Aamir Khan takes to Twitter to laud Rani Mukerji, Tahir Raj Bhasin in 'Mardaani' August 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Aamir Khan, who is known to raise social issues via his TV show "Satyamev Jayate", has praised his former co-star Rani Mukerji's work in her latest movie "Mardaani", about child trafficking. "Saw 'Mardaani' yesterday (Sunday)! Must watch, it can happen to anyone! Rani is superb. And so is the...
  • Raj Thackeray not to contest Maharashtra Assembly elections August 25, 2014

    Nagpur: In a U-turn, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has ruled out contesting the forthcoming state Assembly elections, saying that he does not want to "limit" himself to one constituency. "The entire state of Maharashtra is my constituency and I do not want to limit myself to just...
  • Rani Mukerji: I don't think Aditya Chopra will ever want me to slow down August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Newly wed actress Rani Mukerji says her husband and director-producer Aditya Chopra is quite okay with her working in films after marriage. Post marriage, it is often seen that actresses in Bollywood slow down their work but that does not seem to be the case with Rani, who is...
  • Ranbir Kapoor: I want to make a short film with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor, who had earlier talked about making a short film on the life of his grandfather and legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, has dropped the idea. Now he plans to make it with the three Khans. Encapsulating Raj Kapoor's life in a short film is next to impossible, therefore, the...
  • India, England square off in women's World Cup qualifiers August 20, 2014

    London: The Indian women's cricket team will take on England in the opening round of the inaugural ICC Championships on Thursday, a top-four finish in which will give the side a place in the 2017 World Cup. The Championship will also see Australia host Pakistan in a multi-year, bilateral qualifying competition...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi defends tie-up with Lalu, rebuts BJP's 'jungle raj' remark August 19, 2014

    With the BJP accusing JD(U) of a return to "jungle raj" by joining hands with RJD, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday came in defence of Lalu Prasad and said "everybody corrects mistakes with time." "Everybody has some lacunae which is corrected with time...Its wrong to say 'jungle raj'," Manjhi...
  • Uttarakhand CM's focus on reviving tourism in state August 18, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday said his focus on conducting the annual pilgrimages to the high-altitude shrines located in the state was meant to revive tourism which received a setback after last year's calamity. "As last year's calamity dealt a severe blow to the confidence of people wanting to...
  • Narendra Modi should be given time to perform, says Raj Thackeray August 17, 2014

    Thane: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said that people of the country have reposed faith in Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections and he should be given some time to perform. "People have elected him as Prime Minister...He should be given some time to show the results," Raj said....
  • Happy to play another Test before hanging my boots: Mithali Raj August 16, 2014

    At 31 years and 256 days, Mithali Raj does not know how many more years of international cricket is left in her but Indian women's cricket team captain is "happy" to have played at least one more Test before she called time on her illustrious career. "When we won the last...
  • India men struggle but women beat England by 6 wickets in one-off Test August 16, 2014

    Wormsley: The Indian men's cricket team has disappointed with their spineless performance in the last three weeks but the women counterparts showed steely temperament as they made a remarkable comeback into Test fold, beating England women by six wickets on Saturday. Skipper Mithali Raj led from the front with a gutsy...
  • One-off Test: India women inch closer to victory against England August 16, 2014

    Wormsley: Test matches are often decided by a team's ability to adapt and the best example was seen at the Sir Paul Getty's Ground where India women need just 62 runs to beat a star-studded England. On the other hand, India men's cricket team failed miserably and are on the...
  • One-off Test: Indian women keep England in check on Day 2 August 14, 2014

    Wormsley: Indian bowlers once again came to the women's teams' rescue to check England's lead on the second day of the one-off Test here on Thursday. Surpassing a slender 22-run lead, the Charlotte Edwards-led team had reached 84 for six in 38 overs until last reports came in on a rain-affected...
  • One-off Test: India women lose 6 wickets after dismissing England for 92 August 13, 2014

    Wormsley: The Indian women's cricket team on Wednesday shot out England for a paltry 92 before the hosts hit back strongly, reducing the visitors to 71 for six in 34 overs on day one of the one-off Test. Medium pacer Nagarajan Niranjana was the wrecker-in-chief, returning impressive figures of four for...
  • Prakash Raj escapes accident, takes to Twitter to ridicule bystanders for their inhuman attitude August 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Actor-filmmaker Prakash Raj Tuesday had a narrow escape when his car was rammed by a bus while waiting at a traffic signal here. The actor, who was recently seen in Akshay Kumar-starrer "Entertainment", said that although he was "shaken" by the accident, he was absolutely fine. "Had a miraculous escape as...
  • Parents of Delhi gang rape victim decry fashion shoot that evokes attack August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A fashion shoot depicting a woman being sexually assaulted on a bus has stirred memories of the fatal gang rape of a young woman in 2012, outraging the victim's parents and activists who have demanded action against the photographer. The December 2012 attack on the woman on the bus...
  • BJP fears spectre of 'jungle raj' looming large in Bihar August 5, 2014

    The BJP on Tuesday expressed fear that the spectre of 'jungle raj' loomed large over Bihar and would derail the development process undertaken by the erstwhile NDA government a decade ago following the JD(U)-RJD prepoll alliance for the impending bypolls in the state. Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters the government was "patronising criminal elements...
  • Photographer who recreated the Delhi gangrape as a glossy fashion shoot on a bus says 'women's safety campaign backfired' after outrage on social media August 5, 2014

    A photographer who seemingly recreated the gruesome Delhi gangrape incident of December 16, 2012, using male and female models in an upscale fashion shoot on a bus, sparking revulsion on social media, said he was making a point on women's empowerment that horribly backfired. Photographer Raj Shetye's photoshoot 'The Wrong Turn',...
  • Uttarakhand Governor directs review of arrangements for devotees going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra August 4, 2014

    Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday said arrangements for devotees going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra, which is held every 12 years, must be thoroughly reviewed before its start on August 18. Qureshi, in a letter to Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, said the meeting should be held at Raj Bhawan...
  • 'Unplanned tourist activities harmful for Uttarakhand grasslands' August 4, 2014

    Underlining the need to regulate tourism in grasslands of Uttarakhand, noted environmentalist Chandiprasad Bhatt has said pilgrims going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra this year should be made aware of the threat posed by unplanned tourist activities to these grasslands. "Unregulated and unplanned tourism in recent years is posing a...
  • Beating hosts England will be a big achievement: Mithali Raj August 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Offered a chance to play a four-day Test after eight years, Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj welcomed it and said the younger lot in the squad, who are embarking on a 23-day tour of England tonight, would benefit a lot from playing the longer version of the game. She...