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Salman Khan-Starrer ‘Tubelight’ Barely Crosses Rs.100-Crore Mark, Unlike his Previous Hits

Salman Khan starrer ‘Tubelight’ for 2017 Eid release could not take off despite high expectations in Bollywood about the film that has a story line similar to many of his films earlier like “Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ or ‘Sultan’. In seven days of its collection, the film grossed Rs.103 crore, with an estimated Rs 4.25 crore on Wednesday, according to Boxofficeindia.com figures. ...

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Why Tabu Never Married? Blame it on Ajay Devgn Bullying Suitors?

It is not because of romance with Ajay Devgn in her first film “Vijaypath” that Tabu is single even after 25 years but because both her cousin Sameer Arya and Ajay were bullies who would warn anybody who tried to speak to her on the street when she was young, revealed the actress. Though acted in a couple of films ...

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FaceBook Reaches 2 Billion Active Users, Doubles in 5 Years

Mark Zuckerberg gives a keynote address the F8 developer conference.(Courtesy: Facebook)

Facebook has reached 2 billion regular users, a registered Facebook user who logged in and visited Facebook through its website or a mobile device, or used its Messenger app, in the past 30 days. Describing it as another milestone in its growth from a college curiosity to the world’s largest social media network, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disclosed the number ...

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‘Shocked and Hurt,’ Retorts Sridevi to Rajamouli’s Remarks on Bahubali Role

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The ongoing issue over Sridevi rejecting the role in Bahubali has reached its peak with director Rajamouli baring the facts in an interview to a daily that the veteran actress had asked for more fees among other demands. “After hearing series of wishes from her, our team got fed up. We also thought that it would be above our budget ...

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Meet Miss Haryana Manushi Chillar, Crowned Miss India World 2017

The daughter of doctor parents, who studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and a student of Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat, Manushi Chillar went on to become Miss India 2017 and she will be representing the country at the Miss World 2017 pageant. The 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 contest finale was held ...

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Miss India 2017: Miss Haryana Manushi Chillar Wins Crown to Represent India at Miss World 2017 Pageant

      Miss Haryana Manushi Chillar won the Miss India 2017 crown on Sunday night after a scintillating ceremony in Mumbai. [FLASH: MANUSHI CHILLER WINS MISS WORLD CROWN 2017] fbb Colors @feminamissindia Haryana 2017, @ManushiChhillar loved her glamorous look given by our Celebrity Makeup Artist, Rupashree Nayak. pic.twitter.com/ZpmjM1T89I — Stars Cosmetics (@StarsCosmetic) June 22, 2017 The five finalists included ...

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Bahubali 2 to be Screened First at Moscow International Film Festival 2017

SS Rajamouli’s “Bahubali 2: The Conclusion” will be shown as the opening film at Moscow International Film Festival from June 22 to June 29, 2017 as back home the film has crossed the halfway to 54 days and is rearing to cross the final 100-day target in August 2017. The film has made a record collections of Rs,1,700 crore. Still ...

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Chiranjeevi’s Next 151 Film on Uyyalawada Kicks Off

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Now that the Telugu version of KBC “Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu” is over, Telugu star Chiranjeevi is back to films as he is not going to relent despite the huge success of his 150th come-back film “Khaidi No. 151” that has minted more than Rs.150 crore. The 151st film of Chiranjeevi is on famous rebellion against the British rulers in Rayalaseema ...

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India Still Ranks 131 in Human Development Index: UN Report

The UN ‘Human Development Report 2016′, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), placed India at 131 rank out of 188 countries in the global index. The low rank for India shows how our liberalization has failed to uplift the condition of one third of the population. On health front, the overall life expectancy at birth grew ...

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Health Advisory Issued for Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims

The Pilgrimage to the Cave of Shri Amarnathji, known as Amarnath Yatra, involves trekking at altitudes as high as 14,000 feet and pilgrims are likely to develop High Altitude Sickness, said an advisory issued today. The symptoms of high altitude sickness include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness and difficulty in sleeping, visual impairment, bladder dysfunction, bowl ...

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British MPs’ Delegation Meets PM Modi

An eight-member delegation of British Parliamentarians, calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on February 14, 2017. (PIB Photo)

An eight-member delegation of British Parliamentarians on Tuesday, Feb.14, 2017 called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who said the relations between India and UK have strong bipartisan support in both countries, and hoped for enhanced interactions between the Parliamentarians of both countries. The Prime Minister recalled his own visit to UK in November 2015, and the visit of Prime Minister ...

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Festival of India to be Held in Senegal

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A Festival of India is being organized in Senegal from 26 January to 28 February, 2017 to showcase diverse Indian culture, including classical and folk dance, music and an exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi. The following events will be held in the Senegal capital City of Dakar: · Kathak Dance by Richa Jain and Group from 27-29 January, 2017. · Bharatnatyam ...

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Indian Republic Day Celebrated in Venezuela

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The 68th Republic Day of India was celebrated in Caracas at the Indian Embassy Residence on Thursday. India’s Ambassador Rahul Shrivastava unfurled the national flag and read out President of India’s address to the nation on the eve of the Republic Day. More than 60 members of the Indian community and friends of India in Venezuela participated in the event. ...

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PMO Distances from KVIC Calendar; Amazon Row on Gandhi Slippers Persists

The country’s Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) which has issued a calendar and diary depicting PM Narendra Modi in front of a charkha replacing Mahatma Gandhi was asked for an explanation by the Prime MInister’s Office, which said no permission was sought from the PMO on the claendar. The PMO said officials have sought explanation from the Ministry of ...

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E-Tourists Double in Dec. 2016 Despite Demonetisation

The number of foreign tourists who arrived in India using e-visa doubled to 1,62,250 in December 2016 compared to 1,03,617 during the month of December 2015, registering a growth of 56.6 percent, though expectations were that the demonetisation would have affected the overall tourism sector in November and December 2016. Britain (22.4%) continues to occupy top slot followed by USA ...

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‘Slumdog Millionnaire’ Fame Dev Patel Misses Golden Globe 2017 for ‘Lion’

London-born actor Dev Patel known for his role in Slumdog Millionaire, was able to make it in nominations round as the Best film supporting actor for playing Saroo Brierley in the film ‘Lion’, though he failed to make it finally. But it is time to reckon the young actor for his future chances of winning an Academy or Golden Globe ...

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017: The Overseas Indians have come a long way

By PRIYADARSHI DUTTA The 15th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention will be heldin Bengaluru, Karnataka from January 7 to 9, 2017. The first annual convention was held between January 9 and 11, 2003. January 9 was adopted as the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas or Overseas Indian Day based on the recommendations of a High Level Committee constituted in August, 2000. ...

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Bangalore Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 to Focus on Diaspora Achievements

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 or the annual global convention for the Indian diaspora, to be held in Bangalore from January 7 to 9, 2017 will focus on what the Indian origin NRIs and PIOs achieved in the last few years and an awards function at the end of it will felicitate some of them. The event, to be attended ...

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New Year’s Eve Celebrated Around the World

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Come New Year’s Eve, display of fireworks to revelers displaying the joyous mood mark the night of December 31 every year. Throughout the world the celebration begin with New Zealand and Australia reporting it first and New York or California joining the party much later in the day. New Zealand: A giant digital clock on Auckland’s landmark Sky Tower will ...

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Future Spacecraft Material Found, Resists 4,000 Degrees Celsius

Paving the path for future space missions to withstand atmospheric escape and re-entry hurdles, scientists from Imperial College London in the UK discovered that the metal hafnium carbide has a melting point that is the highest ever recorded that can withstand temperatures of nearly 4,000 degrees Celsius. This can prove a path-breaking discovery to manufacture future spacecraft with the heat ...

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India Junior Hockey Team Brings Laurels Lifting World Cup 2016

Bringing to memory the Classic win in 2001, India celebrated winning the FIH Junior Hockey World Cup clinching a 2-1 victory against Belgium in the final. Last time India won the cup in Hobart in 2001 with the likes of Gagan Ajit Singh and Yugraj Singh then. This time India scored two field goals in the first half through Gurjant ...

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PPAP Tops Japan, World Youtube Viral Music Videos in 2016

PPAP: Japan’s Gangnam Song Goes Super Viral It’s called PPAP in short and the full form reads Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen, written in Japanese katakana as ペンパイナッポーアッポーペン, a parody song written by Pikotaro, a fictional singer-songwriter created and portrayed by Japanese comedian Daimaou Kosaka. It has become a rage in Japan and elsewhere to match Gangnam fame in 2016. Though it was released ...

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Time for India, Indonesia to Stem Radicalism and Intolerance: President Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said India attaches high importance to Indonesia’s success as a pluralistic democracy with an open society based on the shared values of syncretism, tolerance and respect for diversity. Hostin a banquet to the visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Mr Mukherjee said, “We see India and Indonesia as two countries providing a bulwark against radicalism and intolerance. ...

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Post-Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu Braces Cyclone Vardah, Schools Closed

In less than a week after the demise of J.Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu is bracing for the worst storm on Monday, Dec. 12, called Cyclone Vardah with heavy rains and strong winds lashing the coast, forcing shut down of schools and cancellation of flights. In Andhra Pradesh, the storm is feared to damage the paddy crops and orchards in Ongole and ...

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Sushma Swaraj Kidney Transplant Successful: AIIMS

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj underwent a kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday and her condition is stable, said a statement. It said the minister, 64, is safe and is in Intensive Care Unit after the six-hour-long surgery. “A dedicated team of 50 personnel comprising transplant surgeons Prof. M. Minz and Prof. V. K. ...

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4G Rivalry Heats Up as Airtel Slashes Prices to Match Jio

Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Thursday unveiled unlimited voice calls and more 4G data under a new plan, while keeping the old subscribers to 4G unhappy as it costs Rs.200 per GB on these devices currently. On the contrary, Reliance Jio has been providing 1GB per day free on its 4G devices and the freebeis have been extended up to ...

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Shops, Hotels to Remain Open 24/7 Soon: Minister Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu said the Union Cabinet has approved the Model Shops and Establishment Act, facilitating round-the-clock working hours aimed at generating employment prospects by allowing cinema halls, restaurants, shops, banks and other such workplaces to remain open 24/7. Speaking to the representatives of the Media and Entertainment (M&E) sector, he said all their ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Tomorrow with Swim Events

Australia and USA teams with their biggest names in swimming have arrived in Rio as the competition for swimming events kicks off on Thursday, ahead of the official opening on Friday. The two big teams have been sizing each other up before the serious action kicks off, starting with men’s 400m individual medley heats. "I briefly saw them this morning, ...

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