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  • 'Rangoon' first look: A lungi-clad Gautham Karthik stares you down from the first poster of the Rajkumar Periasamy film Yesterday

    'Rangoon', the latest offering from Fox Star Studios and AR Murugadoss, began its shooting this month. Starring actor Gautham Karthik in the lead, the film is being directed by Murugadoss' protege Rajkumar Periasamy. ...
  • Passing comet peppered Mars with shooting stars, say scientists November 8, 2014

    Cape Canaveral: The comet that sailed by Mars last month spawned thousands of shooting stars per hour and created a new layer of ionized particles high in the planet's atmosphere, NASA scientists said on Friday. At twilight, the Martian skies likely took on a yellowish hue from sodium in vaporized comet...
  • Modi government's austerity drive: Cut down on 5-star seminars, foreign tours, no first-class travel October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to bring down non-planned expenditure, the Narendra Modi government has announced certain austerity measures. The Finance Ministry said that it wants to cut down non-planned expenditure by 10 per cent. As part of the measures, the government has announced cuts on 5-star seminars and foreign...
  • Why promote porn stars when talented actors are waiting for opportunities to prove their potential?: Soni Singh on Shanti Dynamite entering 'Bigg Boss 8' October 27, 2014

    Are the makers of 'Bigg Boss', in an attempt to get huge TRPs, ignoring the potential harms of roping in porn star Shanti Dynamite as the second wild card entry of this season? Will the critics chide the makers for using Shanti to grab everyone's attention? These issues, which are...
  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for culpable homicide October 21, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Judge Thokozile Masipa also sentenced the double-amputee Olympian to...
  • Star Sports to telecast International Premier Tennis League October 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Leading broadcaster Star Sports on Thursday acquired the rights to telecast the franchise-based International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). The IPTL will be played in indoor stadiums across four Asian countries - the Philippines, Singapore, India and the United Arab Emirates - from November 28 to December 13. The India leg...
  • Pop legend Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of highest-earning dead celebrities October 16, 2014

    New York: Five years after his death, singer Michael Jackson is generating a fortune and is the top-earning dead celebrity, raking in an estimated $140 million in the past year for his estate, Forbes said on Wednesday. He earned more than twice as much as singer Elvis Presley, who died in...
  • Oscar Pistorius 'can't get away with this', Steenkamp's cousin tells court October 16, 2014

    Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius needs to go to jail for the killing of his 29-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year, a cousin of the slain model told a South African court on Thursday. "I feel we need to send a message to society that you...
  • Slow-growing galaxies to reveal how universe was formed October 16, 2014

    Washington: Do you wonder why some galaxies flourish with star formation and others barely bloom? The answer lies in slow-growing galaxies. Using data from the European Space Agency's Herschel mission, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), astronomers have made some of the most accurate measurements yet of...
  • OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' surpasses one million UK sales; becomes one of the highest selling British songs of all time October 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Boy-band OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' has surpassed one million UK sales. The track first entered the Top 40 in August 2013 and hit number one in October, reported Ace Showbiz. The track becomes one of the highest selling British songs of all time. Band member Ryan Tedder said that the song...
  • Star India and Star Middle East bag new ICC broadcast rights October 12, 2014

    Dubai: The ICC on Sunday jointly awarded its audio-visual rights for ICC Events for a eight-year period between 2015 to 2023 to Star India and Star Middle East during which the channel will broadcast two World T20 and two %0-over World Cup tournaments. Star India and Star Middle east bagged the...
  • I'm a star campaigner: Ambala Cantt BJP candidate on leaders not campaigning for him October 10, 2014

    Ambala Cantt: Star campaigners are seen as adding colour to the poll campaign of political parties during election season. Even though Assembly elections are more about the presence of the local leaders, many parties have been relying on their star campaigners, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party. Like the Lok Sabha...
  • Intex launches three dual-SIM Android smartphones in India at Rs 6,990 onwards September 27, 2014

    Panaji: Homegrown handset maker Intex launched three new smartphones, priced Rs 6,990 onwards under its new 'Star' range as it looks to capture a larger share of the strongly contested Indian smartphone market. The three new devices - Star, Star HD and Star Power - will be available from September...
  • Milky Way destined to be Andromeda Galaxy's snack September 20, 2014

    Melbourne: Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on nearby galaxies, according to new research. Astronomers looked at more than 22,000 galaxies and found that while smaller galaxies are very efficient at creating stars from gas, the most massive galaxies are much less...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you identify these Bollywood stars from their Instagram photos? September 10, 2014

    You have watched their films and lauded for their efforts in each of their projects. If you are so aware of their work, why not take our quiz? See the photos we have culled out from Instagram and guess their names. Simple, na? ...
  • Watch: New song 'Tu meri' from 'Bang Bang' shows off Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif's scorching chemistry August 22, 2014

    You need to see this. Stop whatever you're doing and watch this new song 'Tu meri' from the upcoming film 'Bang Bang'. Composed by the musician duo VishalShekhar and sung by Vishal Dadlani, the song features Hrithik Roshan dancing in his inimitable style with Katrina Kaif. ...
  • Author of 'Play With Me' Ananth, on his transition from selling books to writing one August 17, 2014

    In an interview with Vivek Tuteja, author Ananth talks about his new book 'Play With Me'. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Vivek Tuteja: Why did you take to writing? What prompted this? From selling books to writing one, how was the transition at some point? Ananth: I...
  • Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort among Teen Choice Awards winners August 11, 2014

    Los Angeles: Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of "The Fault in Our Stars" rode a victorious wave at the Teen Choice Awards. The actors were honored with several prizes at Sunday's fanfavorite extravaganza, including choice drama movie actor and breakout movie star for Elgort and choice drama and action movie actress...
  • South African prosecutor asks judge to reject Pistorius' defence August 7, 2014

    South African state prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked the judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday to reject the Paralympic and Olympic track star's defence because it was "devoid of any truth". Pistorius, who had his lower legs amputated as a baby, is accused of murdering his law graduate and model...
  • Samsung launches three subRs 10,000 smartphones in India; prices start at Rs 5,100 August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung Electronics launched three new subRs 10,000 smartphones in India, a company statement said here. Samsung has introduced the new devices Samsung Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Star Advance and Galaxy Ace NXT with an offer of free Internet from Vodafone for the first six months for up...
  • Kevin Pietersen joins Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League July 28, 2014

    Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen joined the Melbourne Stars on Monday to be the highestprofile signing of the new season of Australia's Big Bash League. Pietersen, who was sacked by England in February following the 50 Ashes drubbing in the winter tour to Australia, has signed a twoyear deal with the...
  • Rebecca Westcott's 'Dandelion Clocks' is a good read July 12, 2014

    The age of 'sickliterature' is on. Almost all young adult books have that element in them after 'The Fault in Our Stars' and I am not surprised. It can get a bit annoying though. I would rather be back in the time and place when literature for children and teens...
  • Watch: Zoe Saldana talks about her upcoming movie 'Guardians Of The Galaxy July 12, 2014

    'Star trek' and the 'Avatar' actor Zoe Saldana speaks to CNN Ibn entertainment editor Rajeev Masand on her upcoming movie 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'. ...
  • Watch: 'Abhinav Bindra shoots arrows?' People of Mumbai were asked about famous Indian sports icons. Their answers will make you cringe July 12, 2014

    Indians went ape s**t crazy when Maria Sharapova said she did not know who Sachin Tendulkar was. It snowballed into a huge controversy online with people starting memes with the hash tag #WhoIsMariaSharapova and ranting on Twitter and Facebook. Things got slightly out of hand when Sachin fans even left...
  • Air India formally becomes 27th member of Star Alliance July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India on Friday formally became the 27th member of Star Alliance, opening up its domestic network in the fifth largest aviation market to the global airlines grouping's passengers the world over. Air India would add about 400 daily flights and over 40 new destinations in India to the...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group today July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance on Friday. The ceremony will be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport where Air India is set to unveil a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A320. Top officials of several major global...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group on July 11 July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Top officials of several major global airlines are expected to arrive in New Delhi later this week to attend a ceremony to formally induct Air India as the 27th member of the Star Alliance. The ceremony at the IGI Airport on July 11 would see Air India unveiling a...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Bobby Jasoos', 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' and 'The Fault In Our Stars' July 5, 2014

    In this episode, CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Bobby Jasoos', 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' and 'The Fault In Our Stars'. ...