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Mumbai Crime: 22-year-old man beaten to death for talking to a girl in neighbourhood

On Monday, Trombay police registered a murder case against three and arrested them for allegedly beating to death a 22-year-old man. The 22-year-old was beaten to death by his neighbour and two of his friends for talking to the sister of one of the accused. According to Indian Express, the incident happened on April 11....

25 Apr 2018 12:26 pm
Sushma Swaraj co-chairs 6th Joint Committee for Cooperation with Mongolian’s FM Tsogtbaatar Ulaanbaatar

Mongolia: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday led the delegation at the on-going 6th Joint Committee for Cooperation with Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar informed about the commencement of the meeting via his official Twitter handle. “Reviewed all aspects of bilateral relations, especially in trade & investment, energy, mining,...

25 Apr 2018 12:26 pm
India, Mongolia to enhance bilateral trade, investments

Ulaanbaatar: India and Mongolia today discussed economic cooperation in areas such as infrastructure development, energy, services and IT and agreed to explore possibility of launching direct air connectivity between New Delhi and the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during a joint media briefing with Mongolian Foreign Minister D Tsogtbaatar after the 6th...

25 Apr 2018 12:22 pm
Stuttgart Open: Maria Sharapova stunned by Caroline Garcia in first round

Stuttgart: Maria Sharapova crashed out in the opening round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix as French sixth seed Caroline Garcia staged a fightback to win 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4.  “This was not the result that I wanted, but I can take a lot out of this match,” Sharapova said. “I’ve not competed for a few...

25 Apr 2018 12:15 pm
Asaram rape case verdict: Security beefed up in Ahmedabad, Surat

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat police has stepped up security outside two of the prominent ashrams of self-styled godman Asaram in the state, as a court in Rajasthan convicted him in a rape case today. Asaram was convicted by a court in Jodhpur for raping a teenager at his ashram in Rajasthan in 2013. Over 50 policemen,...

25 Apr 2018 12:14 pm
Captain Marvel is ‘one of the most unique origin stories’, says Kevin Feige

Los Angeles: Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has shared additional details from the upcoming superhero film “Captain Marvel”. Oscar winner Brie Larson will portray the character of Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, a US Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident, which imbues her with the powers...

25 Apr 2018 12:13 pm
Deepika Padukone shines brighter than a diamond at Time 100 Gala 2018 but leaves us dissatisfied!

There she goes again! Looking like a zillion bucks yet again, this time for the Time 100 2018 gala. Our #GirlCrush Deepika Padukone recently made headlines as she clinched a spot in the coveted top 100 influential people by the prestigious Time magazine. The Padmaavat actress has made us prouder than ever with this mean...

25 Apr 2018 12:10 pm
Kanpur rape case: 13-year-old girl raped, thrashed by juvenile, in critical condition

Kanpur: A 13-year-old girl is in a critical condition after she was allegedly raped and beaten by a 16-year-old juvenile in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat district, the police said on Tuesday. The accused, a neighbour, allegedly committed the crime in the presence of his sister in Shivli town on Sunday, said Ratan Kant Pandey, Kanpur...

25 Apr 2018 12:08 pm
Hollywood star Jason Statham is open to sequel of ‘The Meg’    

Los Angeles: Jason Statham has hinted at the possibility of “Meg 2” but said it depends on the performance of the original film. The “Fate of the Furious” star battles a giant 75-foot shark in “The Meg”, directed by Jon Turteltaub. It is based on the 1997 science fiction book “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror...

25 Apr 2018 12:05 pm
Bharti Infratel, Indus Tower to merge, create 1.63 lakh tower

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel has approved to merge Indus Towers into Bharti Infratel to create the largest mobile tower entities worldwide with 1.63 lakh towers across 22 circles in India, a company statement said here on Wednesday. The combined company will own 100 per cent of Indus Towers, it said. Indus Towers was currently jointly...

25 Apr 2018 12:01 pm
Spider-man to go around the world in ‘Homecoming 2’, says Kevin Feige

London: Spider-man will go a globe-trotting adventure in “Homecoming 2” after Kevin Feige confirmed that the film will be shot in London. Speaking to io9, the Marvel Studios president said the next Spider-Man movie will take place primarily outside Peter Parker’s hometown of Queens, New York. “We start filming early July. We film in London....

25 Apr 2018 11:59 am
Yahoo! agrees to pay $35 million penalty to US Securities and Exchange Commission for data breach

Washington: Yahoo!, now known as Altaba, which was charged with failing to disclose a massive data breach, has agreed to pay $35 million in penalty to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In a statement late on Tuesday, the SEC said the entity formerly known as Yahoo! Inc. has agreed to settle charges that...

25 Apr 2018 11:53 am
Kalank: Alia Bhatt films Varun Dhawan cutting his birthday cake on the sets of the film

Varun Dhawan, who received a great response to his recent release Shoojit Sircar’s October, began his birthday celebrations on the sets of Abhishek Varman’s Kalank. The actor has already started shooting for his next and celebrated his birthday on the sets with co-star and close friend, Alia Bhatt. Varun Dhawan, who turned 31, says age...

25 Apr 2018 11:50 am
Rise and fall of Asaram: The preacher who built an empire of Rs 10,000 crore

Ahmedabad: From the high pedestal of a preacher having thousands of followers, self-styled godman Asaram’s fall from grace came after he was embroiled in the rape case of a minor girl. If we go by figures, Asaram can surely give top businessmen a run for their money as the jailed self-styled godman created an empire...

25 Apr 2018 11:49 am
‘Race 3’ star Salman Khan meets J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti in Kashmir

Srinagar: Superstar Salman Khan and producer Ramesh Taurani, who are currently busy here with the shoot of the third instalment of the “Race” franchise, met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Salman and the film’s team reached the picturesque Sonamarg hill station in the state for a two-day shooting schedule of Remo D’Souza directed...

25 Apr 2018 11:43 am
Asaram rape case verdict: My life under threat, says key witness

Panipat (Haryana): Asaram Bapu former aide and a key witness in the case, Mahendra Chawla on Wednesday requested the Centre for additional security as he believed his life, like other witnesses, is constantly under threat. “Though I have security, I request Centre for additional security, my life like other witnesses is constantly under threat,” Chawla...

25 Apr 2018 11:23 am
IPL 2018: Young guys like Hardik Pandya need to work harder to be consistent, says Mahela Jayawardene

Mumbai: Young players, including Hardik Pandya, need to work harder and evolve to become a consistent cricketer, said Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene.  Defending champions Mumbai Indians failed to chase a target of 119 after being bowled out for 87 in 18.5 overs in their IPL fixture last night. Opener Suryakumar Yadav (34) and Krunal...

25 Apr 2018 11:11 am
When Madhuri Dixit and her mother used sit on stones outside Film City and spot boys refused to offer them water

I lived in an area where I could only dream of seeing real life stars. The only stars I had the good fortune to see were Dilip Kumar when I didn’t know what the importance of being Dilip Kumar was. He was shooting for Madhumati on a set built in a jungle close to my...

25 Apr 2018 11:08 am
Asaram rape case verdict: Asaram, two other accused found guilty in rape case

Jodhpur: Self-styled godman Asaram was today convicted by a court here for raping a teenager at his ashram near here in 2013.  Special Judge (SC/ST court) Madhusudhan Sharma delivered the verdict in the Jodhpur Central jail premises. Further details area awaited. The victim had said in her complaint that Asaram called her to his ashram...

25 Apr 2018 11:07 am
Ranbir Kapoor doesn’t think his life is ‘inspiring’

Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor says he won’t mind someone making a film on his life, but he feels it’s not inspiring enough. Ranbir along with filmmakers Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani was present at the teaser launch of “Sanju”, the Sanjay Dutt biopic, on Tuesday here. Asked if Ranbir will be open to someone...

25 Apr 2018 11:06 am
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput step out for first time after second baby announcement

Mumbai: After making announcement of their second baby, Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor was recently spotted on with wife Mira Rajput outside a clinic in Bandra yesterday. This is being seen as their first public appearance after Shahid disclosed the wife Mira’s pregnancy news on social media. Mira was spotted wearing a green short dress while...

25 Apr 2018 11:01 am
Ford Freestyle: 5 Things That Could Have Been Better

Frankly, it is hard to fault the little beefed-up Ford as it is a brilliant offering. Ford has done the majority of bits better than the competition, and some are even way ahead of the benchmark set by its rivals. But as we all know, no car is perfect, and the American cross-hatch too has...

25 Apr 2018 10:56 am
Anushka Sharma wears Virat Kohli’s T-shirt; and this is what happens next

Ever since Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have tied the knot, they are making headlines on social media. Right from their wedding, #Virushka became a popular tag to trend on social media for one or the other reason. Now, #Vrushka has started trending again as Anushka wore a T-shirt of Virat Kohli. The...

25 Apr 2018 10:51 am
Mumbai: Fire breaks in chemical factory in Belapur

Navi Mumbai: A massive fire broke out in a chemical factory in Navi Mumbai’s Belapur in the wee hours of Wednesday. The entire factory was gutted by the massive blaze. According to reports, the blaze is said to have razed four other factories in the area and destroyed property worth crores of rupees. As many...

25 Apr 2018 10:50 am
IPL 2018, Match 24: FPJ’s Dream XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings

Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Chennai Super Kings in Match number 24 of the Indian Premier League 2018 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore today. Dhoni’s men go into the match having won four out of their five matches so far while the Virat Kohli-led RCB have only tasted victories in two out of...

25 Apr 2018 10:49 am
Can Ranbir Kapoor replace Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani’s Munna Bhai series?

With Sanjay Dutt biopic being one of the most anticipated movies of the year, its teaser trailer launch was no doubt filled with revelations. From the title Sanju to its prep, anecdotes, scoops and some fun banter were exchanged between the team of the film and the media. Amidst all of it, let us tell...

25 Apr 2018 10:49 am
Confirmed? Shahid Kapoor to play the lead in Arjun Reddy’s Hindi version

If latest reports are to be believed, actor Shahid Kapoor will play the lead role in the film ‘Arjun Reddy’. Earlier, there were speculations about roping the actor in the film. Arjun Reddy was a complete hit on Tollywood’s big screen. The film is produced by Ashwin Varde and Murad Khetani. As quoted by Mumbai...

25 Apr 2018 10:36 am
Sensex, Nifty turn negative on weak global cues

Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex started on a negative note, shedding over 100 points today, on weak global cues and rupee depreciation against the US dollar. Asian shares fell across the board, following an overnight drop in US stocks. Rising US bond yields and crude oil prices too worried investors. Market sentiment also turned cautious...

25 Apr 2018 10:25 am
India-made Tejas acquits itself well at Gagan Shakti ’18

New Delhi: The indigenously-manufactured Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has performed well while it was put to trial by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in war-like operational conditions during Gagan Shakti, its biggest ever 14-day war exercise. “We did trials and validation of operational efficiency of LCA Tejas. We were able to generate six sorties...

25 Apr 2018 10:21 am
US lawmakers and IT industry against ending work permit to H-4 visa holders

Washington: Influential lawmakers and representative of the American IT industry, including Facebook, have opposed the Trump administration’s proposed plan to withdraw work permits to H-4 visa holders, who are spouses of H-1B visa holders. “Rescinding this rule and removing tens of thousands of people from the American workforce would be devastating to their families, and...

25 Apr 2018 10:19 am
Gold worth Rs 2.59 crore seized from Dubai-Mumbai Jet Airways flight

Mumbai: Gold bars worth over Rs 2.59 crore were recovered from a Jet Airways flight at the international airport here on Tuesday. Acting on a specific input, the Air Intelligence Unit of Customs searched a Jet Airways flight, which had arrived from Dubai, an official said. “During the course of rummaging, the AIU officials recovered...

25 Apr 2018 10:17 am
Kamal Haasan lashes out at casting couch culture, says none should favour it

Chennai: Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan today lashed out at the “casting couch culture,” which choreographer Saroj Khan defended, saying no woman should favour it and diminish the rights of women including his daugther in the film industry. “It is the right of a woman to refuse to sit, lie down or kick away...

25 Apr 2018 10:12 am
Kathua court denies bail to juvenile accused in rape and murder case

Kathua/Jammu: A Kathua court on Tuesday dismissed the bail plea of an alleged juvenile offender, detained in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl here. The bail application of the underage accused was turned down by Kathua Chief Judicial Magistrate A S Langeh, the local lawyers said. The counsel for the underage accused...

25 Apr 2018 10:10 am
Jessica Lal murder case: SRB meeting to decide Manu Sharma’s release postponed

New Delhi: A meeting of the Sentence Review Board (SRB) of the Tihar Central Jail here was postponed on Tuesday in the absence of permission from Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain, who was to chair it to decide on a proposal to release Jessica Lal murder convict Manu Sharma. “The SRB meeting scheduled for Tuesday...

25 Apr 2018 10:06 am
Renuka Chowdhury defends her casting couch comment

New Delhi: Following her sensational claim that Parliament is not immune to practices like casting couch, Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury on Tuesday clarified that casting couch implies taking away privileges from women and using it for one’s personal benefit. In a press conference called by Chowdhury, media persons questioned that she was conflating two different...

25 Apr 2018 10:05 am
Asaram’s supporter detained ahead of rape case verdict

Jodhpur: A supporter of Asaram was detained today outside the Central Jail in Jodhpur where prohibitory orders have been clamped in view of a trial court verdict in the rape case against the self-styled godman. Asaram’s supporter reached near the jail and tried to put a garland on his poster, but the policemen nabbed him. ...

25 Apr 2018 9:58 am
Casting couch exists in industry but only among 10 per cent of people: BJP MP Manoj Tiwari    

New Delhi: It cannot be denied that the casting couch exists in Bollywood and there is a section that makes films solely for the purpose of exploiting women, BJP MP and popular Bhojpuri actor-singer Manoj Tiwari said today. The MP, however, said one could not generalise on the issue and people who demanded sexual favours...

25 Apr 2018 9:55 am
Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman thanks Indian fans for supporting his journey as ‘Wolverine’

Los Angeles: Actor Hugh Jackman has thanked Indian fans for supporting him during his journey as Wolverine. The actor thanked the fans by posting a video on Twitter after seeing a tribute video of his fans made by Star Movies as part of #OneLastTime campaign, read a statement. In the video, he said: “To all...

25 Apr 2018 9:52 am
Bhopal: Hemu Tiwari arrested in Bazaria double murder case

Bhopal: Nishatpura police have arrested an accused who was carrying a cash reward of Rs 10,000 and Rs 8,000 respectively on his head in connection with murder of a BJP leader Hemu Tiwari alias Hemu, 23, son of Narayan Prasad, a resident of Gas Relief colony in Nishatpura, was arrested from Devki Nagar. He was an...

25 Apr 2018 9:42 am
Bhopal: 20-years-old girl raped in moving car

Bhopal: The report of a rape of 20-year-old girl in a moving car has come as a rude shock to the state police which continuously boast about curbing the crime against women. The survivour is a sanitation worker in a residential colony. Arun Sharma, investigating officer, said that after finishing her job, she was on the...

25 Apr 2018 9:40 am
Bhopal: PM Narendra Modi holds class of DMs from 8 backward districts at Airport

Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his state visit on Tuesday, held a meeting with collectors of eight districts, earmarked amongst backward districts by NITI Aayog, at Dumna Airport, Jabalpur. Modi also saw the power point presentation (PPP) prepared by these collectors. Modi asked these collectors about their action plans to take their districts out...

25 Apr 2018 9:37 am
Bhopal: VAT, cess and Syria mess causing petrol price hike says petrol pump dealers

Bhopal: Surpassing the mark of Rs 80/liter the petrol prices continue to soar in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. Petrol pump dealer’s association president Ajay Singh said, “Ongoing Syria tension is the main reason behind increasing prices of petrol and diesel in the country.” However he also acknowledged the contribution of 28 per cent Value-Added Tax (VAT)...

25 Apr 2018 9:34 am
Bhopal: Opposition Leader Ajay Singh attacks government on petrol price, MLA’s privilege and infrastructure contracts

Bhopal: Congress party opposes the hike in the petroleum products, but not going to stage any drama as done by the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during the UPA government regime, said leader of opposition Ajay Singh in Bhopal on Tuesday. Recently the price of the petrol had reached to Rs 80 in the capital...

25 Apr 2018 9:33 am
Ranveer Singh raps in the wrap up party; shows his dance moves

This is definitely a year full of new pairs and faces. While many fresh pairs are shooting together, one of the pairs coming together will be Ranveer Singh and  Alia Bhatt in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. The film went on the floor in early January 2018 on the streets of Dharavi in Mumbai. It will revolve...

25 Apr 2018 9:33 am
Bhopal: Even Congressmen spatting over ‘party’s CM face’ says  Arun Yadav

Bhopal: Besides BJP, some of Congressmen are also creating a fuss over the ‘party’s CM Face’ in state, admitted PCC chief Arun Yadav here on Tuesday.  Yadav’s admission came during an interaction with media persons here on Tuesday. The party unit chief looked quite piqued over the speculations and repeated questions on Congress’ chief ministerial...

25 Apr 2018 9:31 am
Toronto van attack accused wrote ‘cryptic’ message on social media

Toronto [Canada]: Hours before mowing down pedestrians with a van in a busy Toronto street on Tuesday, 25-year-old Alek Minassian had posted a ‘cryptic’ message on Facebook, police said. In one Facebook post, Alek praised a man who killed six college students in California in 2014, before taking his own life, newstalk.com reported. The Toronto...

25 Apr 2018 9:31 am
Bhopal: Quota students of Journalism varsity centres denied scholarship

Bhopal: Over 8000 students belonging to OBC and SC/ST category studying at study centers affiliated to Journalism University are being denied scholarship for years. However, their counterparts studying at Bhopal campus of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication are enjoying all benefits. The authorities, however, claimed that their recommendations regarding scholarship were not considered...

25 Apr 2018 9:28 am
Bhopal: BJP state president Rakesh Singh to make changes in Nandkumar’s team

Bhopal: The newly-appointed BJP state president Rakesh Singh may announce new office bearers of party state unit soon. Singh may have said that he would continue with the office bearers appointed by his predecessor Nandkumar Singh Chouhan but he might remove some office bearers to make way for new ones in his team. Those who...

25 Apr 2018 9:27 am
Bhopal: Stay at Central Jail leaves a bad taste in Congress MLA Jitu Patwari’s mouth

Bhopal: Congress MLA Jitu Patwari, who recently got first-hand experience staying at Central jail, expressed concern over the deplorable and unhygienic condition prevailing there. The Rau MLA had spent a few days in jail before being released on bail recently. He was sent to jail for allegedly obstructing a public servant in performing his duties during...

25 Apr 2018 9:25 am
Bhopal: School management skips meeting, ADM orders enquiry on anomalies reported by parents

Bhopal: The principal of All Saints school didn’t attend the meeting called in by the district administration on Tuesday. However the parents of the ward who have been issued TCs recorded their statements on their complaint against the school management. The meeting was called by the district administration after the school management issued TCs to...

25 Apr 2018 9:24 am