• Tamasha review: Deepika is luminous, Ranbir is powerful but this Imtiaz Ali film is neither - Firstpost

    Imtiaz Ali and Ranbir Kapoor’s second collaborative effort, Tamasha, is a bit of an enigma. It reveals less about its two protagonists than it withholds. It is tightfisted about emotional outflow. But still creates a very dramatic case history for its protagonists. Many parts of the film read (and I deliberately use this word in place of ‘look’) like newly-done miniature paintings posted on ancient walls that have many stories to tell…the walls, not the newly placed paintings. A quality of newly-assumed angst hovers over the lives of the protagonists, Ved and Tara, who are wretchedly unhappy in the way Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone could never be in their last outing together. In Yeh Jawani

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  • Indrani’s driver to CBI: She took 2-hr beauty break on day of murder

    “Jagah dekhkar madam boli Sheena ke liye achha jagah hain (Seeing the spot, madam said this is a good spot for Sheena)”. On April 23, 2012, Shyam Rai recalls a recce outing, cruising through Pen where Indrani Mukerjea asked him to stop at a point. Flanked by a hillock and a forest bush on one side, and a stream on the other, it was a calm Indrani who confirmed the location for Sheena, he says.

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  • ‘Hang Ujjal Dosanjh for treason before charging Aamir Khan with sedition’

    Aamir shared his pain and anxiety about the "disquiet...despondency" abroad the land of India. For that he has been charged with sedition. It is shocking that in today's Indian democracy, an Indian - be it Aamir, Shah Rukh or Girish Karnad - can't freely discuss their feelings and ideas without being threatened bodily harm and death, told to leave the country or charged with sedition. No Indian - Modi, Aamir or any other - needs to prove his/her patriotism.

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  • Jignesh shocks Akaash in Junior TT

    Dharamsala, Nov 28 (IANS) Higher-ranked Akaash Nath of North Bengal suffered an unexpected exit when he was shocked by Maharashtra's Jignesh Rahatwal 2-3 in the junior boys singles' main draw of the 77th Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championships here on Saturday. The struggle continued in the next two games as Jignesh took both easily. West Bengal's Abhimanyu Mitra struggled his way into pre-quarterfinals after beating Ali Mohammad of Telangana 3-2 despite leading 2-0.

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  • Congress slams 'arrogant' BJP over Vij's spat with lady officer

    Bhopal/Lucknow, Nov.28 (ANI): Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday condemned Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij's public argument with a lady IPS officer and said it shows the arrogance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "This shows the arrogance of the BJP. If their arrogance is not checked, this will continue," Singh told ANI in Bhopal.

  • ‘Thanks for stopping by, Rahul Gandhi. You were inspiring’

    Those ‘No Ragging’ posters you vaguely see around educational institutions could be put to good use this week. They must all be collected and sent to Indian media houses country-wide. It has arisen to be the need of the hour, considering the events of November 25, 2015 - the day we would fondly remember as 'Mr. Rahul Gandhi's visit to Mount Carmel College'. If I had a few hashtags to throw around, they would be on the lines of #Misconstrued and #Exaggerated.

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  • Gold dips to near 6-year low, set for 6th straight weekly drop

    Gold dipped to its lowest level in nearly six years on Friday and was heading for a sixth straight weekly decline under pressure from a firm dollar and prospects of a U.S. interest rate rise next month. Spot gold hit $1,055.99 an ounce, its lowest since February 2010, and was down 1.5 percent at $1,057.27 by 1314 GMT. U.S. gold futures also fell 1.3 percent to $1,055.90 an ounce and were also headed for a sixth consecutive weekly decline.

  • Liquor ban in Bihar: Nitish Kumar’s poll promise to women comes at a high cost

    When the first phase of the Bihar assembly polls made it clear that women had outvoted men, political pundits looked into the reasons for it. Another reason was Nitish Kumar being able to create a constituency - a caste neutral one - among women in an otherwise casteist Bihar. Bicycle scheme for girls, 50 per cent reservation for women in panchayats, a gender budget and several women-centric moves have earned Nitish Kumar instant popularity.

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  • Ashwin Had AB de Villiers For Breakfast This Morning

    The world's best batsman had no clue how to counter the India off-spinner.

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  • Delhi HC to police: Why hide behind trees to challan violators

    The city’s traffic police came under fire from Delhi High Court over traffic snarls in the city, during a hearing on a PIL regarding air pollution Friday. The bench of Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva asked why traffic police personnel “hid behind trees” to challan traffic violators instead of standing visibly on the road to ensure that violations did not occur. The bench had earlier observed that traffic congestion was a major source of air pollution in the capital.

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  • Andhra MP Mitun Reddy booked for 'slapping' Air India official

    Tirupati/ New Delhi, Nov. 27 (ANI): YSR Congress MP Mithun Reddy was booked on Friday for allegedly slapping an Air India official at the Tirupati Airport after the latter refused to accept the MP and his relatives on the flight for which boarding had been closed. Reddy, however, denied the charge and has instead accused the Air India official of misbehaving with him. The incident occurred yesterday when Reddy reached the Tirupati airport about 20 to 25 minutes before flight's departure time with some of his relatives to board a flight to Delhi.

  • Indians lured by Islamic State now want to return home

    According to recent intelligence reports, there are 15 Indians who are still part of ISIS, but killings of six fellow Indians and ill treatment meted out to them by the ISIS top brass - mainly comprising Arabs - has left them dejected.

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  • Indian hackers deface Pakistani websites on 26/11 anniversary

    Cyber crime experts' claim several hacking groups carried out a mass defacement operation on key Pakistani websites to pay "homage to the martyrs of 26/11 terror attacks".

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  • Pot belly now common among Indians on low incomes too

    London, Nov 27 (IANS) Traditionally thought to be a mark of prosperity, obesity is no longer confined to the rich in India. The study published in the online journal BMJ Open showed that women are more likely to carry a spare tyre. Fuelled, in part, by India's rapid economic growth in recent years, obesity has trickled down to all levels of society, the researchers said.

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  • Top 10 quotes from PM Modi’s speech on the Constitution in LS

    Addressing the Lok Sabha on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said 'India first' is the only religion of his government and Constitution is the only holy book while asserting his commitment to work for the welfare of people of all sections and religions. 2. If Constitution simply becomes a document to be followed by the Govt then democracy will suffer, that's why it needs to reach the roots. 3. Don't remember any PM saying from the Red Fort that this nation is what it is due to contribution of all Govts & PMs.

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  • Experts optimistic Tut's tomb may conceal Egypt's lost queen

    By Eric Knecht LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) - Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of the lost Queen Nefertiti, experts said on Saturday. There is huge international interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C. and is thought to be Tutankhamun's stepmother, and confirmation of her final resting place would be the most remarkable Egyptian archaeological find this century. Discovery of Nefertiti, whose chiselled cheek-bones and regal beauty were immortalised in a 3,300-year old bust now in a Berlin museum, would shed fresh light on what remains a mysterious period of Egyptian history.

  • Mumbai Metro tariff to increase by a maximum of Rs 5 from December 1

    The Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL), which has built and operates Mumbai first Metro on a public private partnership basis, has decided to increase the tariff of the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro by a maximum of Rs 5. The new tariff structure would be effective December 1, and comes four months after a Union government-constituted Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) recommended a fare structure of Rs 10-110 for the 11.4-km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro. Instead of the prevalent four distance-wise fare slabs on he 11.4-km corridor with a tariff structure of Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 30 and Rs 40, commuters will have to from December 1 pay as per five slabs.

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  • Hyderabad aims to attract Rs.2,500 crore in aerospace, defence

    Hyderabad, Nov 27 (IANS) Hyderabad attracted about Rs.1,000 crore investment in aerospace and defence during last one year and is looking at investment of another Rs.2,500 crore with setting up of three aerospace parks in next four years, a state government official said on Friday. Bharat Forge plans to invest about Rs.500 crore in major defence based activity in the city, which aims to emerge as the hub of aerospace and defence in two years, Industry and Commerce Secretary Arvind Kumar told reporters, adding the Pune-based multinational has sought 40 acres of lands for their units in joint venture with a global major. Another aerospace firm Voith plans to invest Rs.100 crore in Hyderabad.

  • Dabhol power plant restarts generation

    New Delhi Nov 26, (IANS) The Dabhol power plant in Maharashtra recommenced electricity generation on Thursday after remaining shut for nearly two years, an official statement said. "The Dabhol power plant, owned by Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Limited (RGPPL), restarted electricity generation this morning after having been shut for nearly two years due to shortage of domestic gas," said a power ministry release here. "The electricity generation will be further scaled up in the coming months.

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  • South Korea's LG Display to invest $8.7 billion in new OLED plant

    South Korea's LG Display said it will invest more than 10 trillion won ($8.71 billion) to build a large plant to make panels using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels, raising its big bet on the ultra-clear display technology. The company said it will spend an initial 1.84 trillion won to begin building the plant, called P10, in Paju, South Korea, to make panels across all product segments including large screens for TVs and flexible OLED panels for devices such as smartwatches and auto displays. Japan's Nikkei Asian Review reported without identifying sources that LG Display was building a new plant in anticipation of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) adopting OLED technology for its iPhone in 2018.