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Asaram: From godman to rapist

Asumal Sirumalani aka Asaram added around 400 ashrams in India and abroad within a span of four decades.

25 Apr 2018 1:00 pm
2019 election: How investors hedge their profits

As the 2019 election draws near, investors focus on long-dated options.

25 Apr 2018 1:00 pm
Modi's China Visit: A Landmark Event

'An opportunity is at hand to think big and recast the India-China relationship on a new template, which would help the pursuit of our country's dream of major power status,' says Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

25 Apr 2018 12:48 pm
PHOTOS: India's most controversial godmen

A look at few gurus who have attracted controversy in recent times.

25 Apr 2018 12:30 pm
When Sanjay Dutt romanced Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt Dutt will act in a movie again after 21 years.

25 Apr 2018 12:30 pm
The Indian who's World Swimsuit model of the week

Bangalore-based Smriti Subs was first scouted when she was 13.

25 Apr 2018 12:30 pm
Who are the Paisa Vasool players at IPL-11?

Mayank Markande tops the Paisa Vasool Index at IPL-11.Who are the others?

25 Apr 2018 12:30 pm
Photos: Padma Lakshmi's fangirl moment

The model-turned-celebrity chef took a moment to share selfies with the honorees at Time magazine's annual gala.

25 Apr 2018 12:30 pm
Turning Point: Mumbai Indians dig their own hole

After Mumbai's bowlers gave the team a great start by dismissing Sunrisers Hyderabad for a mere 118, the defending champions made a hash of the chase.

25 Apr 2018 10:21 am
What are Janhvi, Anushka, Shraddha up to?

Guess who was spotted at the airport?

25 Apr 2018 10:21 am
Who tipped off bizmen about Nanar refinery project?

'One investor told us one leader in Gujarat had sent him to Konkan to buy land.''How did these people come to know about this project in advance when locals didn't know?''It means those who are running the country are somewhere interested in selling the country's resources to private businessmen.'

25 Apr 2018 9:30 am
'How can a man have so many lives in just one life?'

'The passing away of his mother just days before the premiere of his first film, his controversy with terrorism, his relationship with his father, his best friend, the women in his life... everything was shocking for me.'

25 Apr 2018 9:30 am
Champions League PIX: Salah shines again as Liverpool romp Roma

Liverpool, inspired by two-goal Egyptian Mohamed Salah, took a big step towards the Champions League final with a 5-2 win over AS Roma in their semi-final, first leg at Anfield on Tuesday.

25 Apr 2018 9:30 am
IPL teams leverage star power

Eleven years into the league and after a 70 per cent year-on-year growth in merchandise sales over the past three to four years, albeit on a low base, the franchise owners are coming up with innovative games and shows around their teams besides spinning a wider range of merchandise around their star players.

25 Apr 2018 9:30 am
Did you like the Sanju teaser? VOTE!

Sanju is a repeat of Munnabhai, feels Syed Firdaus Ashraf.

25 Apr 2018 9:30 am
Asaram found guilty in rape case

Asaram is also facing a rape case in Surat in Gujarat in which the Supreme Court earlier this month gave five weeks time to the prosecution to complete the trial.

25 Apr 2018 3:00 am
IPL PHOTOS: Sunrisers Hyderabad stun MI in low-scoring game

IMAGES from the IPL match played between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mumbai on Tuesday

25 Apr 2018 12:46 am
Panel suggestions likely to lessen farmers' woes

Regulated electronic platforms such as e-spot markets or spot exchanges may be deemed as authorised markets.

25 Apr 2018 12:46 am
'Biggest-ever successful anti-Naxal operation in India'

'Naxals, when they encountered our commandos on Sunday morning, fired first.''We gave them warnings to surrender, but they continued firing.''Ultimately, our commandos responded in self-defence and that resulted in the death of 37 Naxals.'

25 Apr 2018 12:00 am
PHOTOS: Wankhede celebrates Tendulkar's birthday!

The IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad was relegated to the sidelines as cricket fans at the Wankhede stadium used the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of Mumbai's darling son Sachin Tendulkar, who turned 45 on Tuesday.

24 Apr 2018 9:30 pm
Modi-Xi will not sign agreements but build consensus to resolve issues: China

'At the informal summit, the two leaders will have heart-to-heart discussions on overarching issues and try to build mutual trust'

24 Apr 2018 9:30 pm
Airtel Q4 net profit tumbles 78% to Rs 83 crore

Total revenue dropped by 10.5 per cent to Rs 19,634 crore in the fourth quarter of 2017-18

24 Apr 2018 7:00 pm
Parliament not immune to 'casting couch': Renuka

It is not just in the film industry. It happens everywhere, she said.

24 Apr 2018 6:30 pm
US plans to end work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders

H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.

24 Apr 2018 6:30 pm
Saroj Khan defends the casting couch

'When you are an artiste, why will you sell yourself?' asks Saroj Khan.

24 Apr 2018 6:30 pm
Gully Boy wraps up: Ranveer, Alia party

You have to see what Ranveer is wearing!

24 Apr 2018 4:25 pm
24 Apr 2018 4:21 pm
PHOTOS: Tendulkar's birthday bash with family, friends

India's cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar celebrated his 45th birthday with his family and close friends in Mumbai on Monday.

24 Apr 2018 3:30 pm
Why NIA court saw no merit in Aseemanand's confession in Mecca Masjid case

The court also observed that working for Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh does not make a person communal and anti-social.

24 Apr 2018 3:30 pm
Sachin Tendulkar turns 45! Wish the legend on his birthday

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has turned a year older.

24 Apr 2018 1:27 pm
Why the Dalit upsurge threatens the BJP

Modi and Shah can't afford to lose any of the 24 per cent Dalit vote of 2014, says Shekhar Gupta.

24 Apr 2018 1:27 pm
India is profoundly sick and I don't know if it will get better

'When a country's humanity and morality levels are this low, it has a disease so deadly that it could die,' says Mitali Saran.

24 Apr 2018 1:01 pm
Summer just got hotter!

Take a look at the finest intimate apparel trends.

24 Apr 2018 12:41 pm
A new milestone in protection of consumer rights

Overbooking by an airline cannot be done ignoring the sense of duty or liability towards passengers with confirmed tickets, the national commission ruled.

24 Apr 2018 12:30 pm
'We have forgotten to be normal'

Shoojit Sircar takes's Ronjita Kulkarni behind the sets of October, and right inside his beautiful mind.

24 Apr 2018 12:30 pm
Should Queen Elizabeth II win the Nobel Peace Prize?

'No one knows whether exposure to the Nobel process would be to her liking, or would benefit her symbolic position above the fray,' says Sunanda K Datta-Ray.

24 Apr 2018 12:30 pm
Sonakshi's jaw-droppingly gorgeous cover

That's your jaws on the floor.

24 Apr 2018 12:30 pm
24 Apr 2018 10:28 am
Who is Millie Bobby Brown, youngest on TIME's 100 list?

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, 14 is the youngest person among world's 100 most influential people by TIME magazine.

24 Apr 2018 10:21 am
24 Apr 2018 10:21 am
'The Uniform Should Be Above Religion'

'The political leadership is not realising that it is dividing the uniform on the lines of religion.''This will lead to anarchy.'

24 Apr 2018 10:14 am
Turning Point: Early wickets hamper Delhi

Delhi Daredevils restricted the lethal Kings XI Punjab batting line-up to 143/8 courtesy a superb performance from their pace bowlers.

24 Apr 2018 10:00 am
Why the SP-BSP alliance rattles BJP

The ruling party is worried as the alliance represents over 50 per cent of the state's population, reports Virendra Singh Rawat.

24 Apr 2018 9:30 am
DON'T CHEAT while filing IT returns

If your case is picked up for random scrutiny, any of the tricks that you or your financial advisor may have used to avoid tax will be easily detected.

24 Apr 2018 9:30 am
When Sachin took on Pakistan

Sachin Tendulkar.An inspiration to a nation.An icon of his sport.Sachin's life offers many, many, lessons, as Devendra Prabhudesai explains in his new book Winning Like Sachin. Think & Succeed Like Tendulkar, from which this fascinating glimpse we are proud to post today, the Master's 45th birthday.

24 Apr 2018 9:30 am
Naidu defends rejecting impeachment notice

'I have done my job and am satisfied with it,' Naidu was quoted as telling a group of 10 Supreme Court lawyers.

24 Apr 2018 9:30 am
Make your sons more responsible: PM on incidents of rape

Modi also pitched for a social movement to ensure the safety of women and girls.

24 Apr 2018 9:00 am
Sheena Bora Trial: Who wants to kill Indrani?

'I returned to jail at 4.45. I was body searched and sent back to my cell.''A bowl of dal was kept there covered.''Another guard gave me a tablet and I became unconscious.'Accused One spoke about a similar incident happening to her in October 2015 and also with a bowl of dal.

24 Apr 2018 3:11 am