Monday, May 30, 2016

After Kolkata Knight Riders, Yusuf Pathan signs up for new franchise

After Kolkata Knight Riders, Yusuf Pathan signs up for new franchise


After Kolkata Knight Riders, Yusuf Pathan signs up for new franchise

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Many believed that the 33-year-old should have been picked for the Zimbabwe tour.

Virat Kohli misses Sir Don Bradman's 86-year-old record by a whisker

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Virat scored 973 runs in 16 outings at an average of 81.08 for RCB in the IPL.

WATCH: No teammates, no problem! Chris Gayle parties alone after RCB's loss in IPL final

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Win or lose, the hard-hitting Jamaican enjoys every moment of his life.

Mexico footballer Alan Pulido freed after fighting kidnapper

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The suspect who was arrested was from the neighboring state of Veracruz and was a member of one of the gangs operating in Ciudad Victoria.

Virat Kohli is ready to captain in all formats, feels Ravi Shastri

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Shastri also made it clear that Dhoni can still contribute as a player.

Pakistan Cricket Board not in favour of WT20 in 2018

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Khan clearly hinted that Pakistan could possibly vote against a two-year cycle for the World T20.

Sunil Gavaskar picks Yuzvendra Chahal as best young talent of IPL-9

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25-year-old Chahal took 21 wickets from 13 matches to finish IPL-9 as second highest wicket taker behind pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 23 from 17 games.

It's wrong to expect Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal to be like Virat Kohli or Ab de Villiers: Shahid Afridi

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Afridi, 36, feels that Shehzad and Umar have to work really hard on their games and approach.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian to play in European top league

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National football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has achieved a historic feat as he became the first Indian to feature in a top-tier league match in Europe by turning out for his Norwegian side Stabaek FC.

Record-breaker Alastair Cook leads England to Sri Lanka series win

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Cook`s innings Monday saw him score the five he needed to become just the 12th player of all time to make 10,000 Test runs.

After Kolkata Knight Riders, Yusuf Pathan signs up for new franchise

Posted:

Many believed that the 33-year-old should have been picked for the Zimbabwe tour.

Virat Kohli misses Sir Don Bradman's 86-year-old record by a whisker

Posted:

Virat scored 973 runs in 16 outings at an average of 81.08 for RCB in the IPL.

WATCH: No teammates, no problem! Chris Gayle parties alone after RCB's loss in IPL final

Posted:

Win or lose, the hard-hitting Jamaican enjoys every moment of his life.

Mexico footballer Alan Pulido freed after fighting kidnapper

Posted:

The suspect who was arrested was from the neighboring state of Veracruz and was a member of one of the gangs operating in Ciudad Victoria.

Virat Kohli is ready to captain in all formats, feels Ravi Shastri

Posted:

Shastri also made it clear that Dhoni can still contribute as a player.

Pakistan Cricket Board not in favour of WT20 in 2018

Posted:

Khan clearly hinted that Pakistan could possibly vote against a two-year cycle for the World T20.

Sunil Gavaskar picks Yuzvendra Chahal as best young talent of IPL-9

Posted:

25-year-old Chahal took 21 wickets from 13 matches to finish IPL-9 as second highest wicket taker behind pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 23 from 17 games.

It's wrong to expect Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal to be like Virat Kohli or Ab de Villiers: Shahid Afridi

Posted:

Afridi, 36, feels that Shehzad and Umar have to work really hard on their games and approach.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian to play in European top league

Posted:

National football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has achieved a historic feat as he became the first Indian to feature in a top-tier league match in Europe by turning out for his Norwegian side Stabaek FC.

Record-breaker Alastair Cook leads England to Sri Lanka series win

Posted:

Cook`s innings Monday saw him score the five he needed to become just the 12th player of all time to make 10,000 Test runs.

Witnesses: Harambe became more aggressive as people reacted

Witnesses: Harambe became more aggressive as people reacted


Witnesses: Harambe became more aggressive as people reacted

Posted: 30 May 2016 07:47 PM PDT

The screams of a terrified crowd may have made the situation even more dangerous as a gorilla manhandled a 3-year-old boy who had slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday.

Zoo stands by decision

Posted: 30 May 2016 07:46 PM PDT

Zookeepers shot and killed a rare gorilla after a 3-year-old boy slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, triggering an outcry over how the situation was handled.

Jack Hanna: Right choice

Posted: 30 May 2016 05:32 PM PDT

Jack Hanna says he agrees with the decision that the Cincinnati Zoo made in killing the gorilla that was dragging a toddler who fell into its enclosure.

'Zoo not your babysitter'

Posted: 30 May 2016 07:46 PM PDT

Animal expert Jeff Corwin says parents should be watching their children more carefully when in a zoological environment.

4 rush stage at Sanders event

Posted: 30 May 2016 07:57 PM PDT

At least four people at a Bernie Sanders rally in Oakland rushed the stage Monday evening, spurring Secret Service agents to jump onto the raised platform and protect him.

Holder: Snowden did us a service

Posted: 30 May 2016 11:29 AM PDT

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a "public service" by triggering a debate over surveillance techniques, but still must pay a penalty for illegally leaking a trove of classified intelligence documents.

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Teen speaks out about gang rape

Posted: 30 May 2016 09:43 AM PDT

The Brazilian teenage girl who says she was brutally gang raped in a Rio de Janeiro slum is speaking out about the attack and the related graphic video that went viral.

N. Korea's missile launch failed?

Posted: 30 May 2016 06:39 PM PDT

North Korea attempted a missile launch Tuesday at 5:20 a.m., but it is assumed to have failed, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Huge military force storms ISIS city

Posted: 30 May 2016 06:57 PM PDT

Suad had feared for so long that she would die. A mother in Falluja, Iraq, her city has been at the center of war for more than a dozen years and now it is the epicenter of a battle between ISIS and Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by the United States-led coalition.

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New Russia plane intercept photos

Posted: 30 May 2016 09:48 AM PDT

New photos released by Belgium give a close-up look at some interesting Russian aircraft that Belgian F-16 fighters encountered during a four-month stint as part of NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission.

Sanders needles Trump: 'Mr. Macho'

Posted: 30 May 2016 05:01 PM PDT

Bernie Sanders has a sarcastic new nickname for Donald Trump: "Mr. Macho."

Never-Trumpers seek alternative

Posted: 30 May 2016 03:03 PM PDT

Bill Kristol and other Never-Trump Republicans have done extensive polling and talked to potential candidates and financial backers about how to stop Donald Trump, according to sources familiar with those efforts.

See UK's new aircraft carriers

Posted: 30 May 2016 11:42 AM PDT

The British Royal Navy expects their two new aircraft carriers to be fully operational by 2020.

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Hostage: 'Last chance' to help me

Posted: 30 May 2016 07:58 PM PDT

A photo of a Japanese hostage in Syria holding up a sign which reads, "Please help me," and "This is the last chance," along with his name in Japanese has emerged about two months after he was last seen in what appeared to be a hostage video.

Star swimmer dies in lifeguard try

Posted: 30 May 2016 07:04 PM PDT

A record-setting college swimmer and recent graduate died Saturday during lifeguard tryouts off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Boy left in forest as punishment

Posted: 30 May 2016 05:19 PM PDT

Rescue teams are searching for a seven-year-old boy missing for two days on a mountain range in Japan, after his parents abandoned him "as punishment."

Stupidity cited in crocodile attack

Posted: 30 May 2016 07:05 PM PDT

A 46-year-old woman is feared dead after being attacked by a crocodile while swimming with a friend on a beach in far North Queensland in Australia.

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Beware of tenderized steak

Posted: 30 May 2016 06:42 AM PDT

A new label on some of the steaks in your grocery store highlights a production process you may have never heard of: mechanical tenderizing.

Depp's daughter defends him

Posted: 30 May 2016 06:23 PM PDT

Johnny Depp's daughter is defending him on social media.

Heckler torments top golfer

Posted: 30 May 2016 01:37 PM PDT

World No. 2 Jordan Spieth achieves a lifelong dream despite being reminded all too vividly of one of his biggest career disappointments by a heckler in the watching gallery.

Women stop potential assault

Posted: 30 May 2016 08:13 PM PDT

Three women who say they spotted a man dropping an unknown substance into his friend's drink told their story on Facebook, and it's been shared more than 110,000 times.

NBA 'Golden Boy' Curry redefines his sport

Posted: 30 May 2016 12:52 PM PDT

It's not just on court that Steph Curry is changing the way we view the sport of basketball.

Is this the world's most secure airport?

Posted: 30 May 2016 03:09 PM PDT

As security concerns mount at international airports, more security officials are turning to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport to understand what it does differently.

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Opinion: 'VIP syndrome' for Prince?

Posted: 30 May 2016 06:16 PM PDT

A deadly ailment killed Michael Jackson and Joan Rivers -- and may have figured in the death of the rock star, Prince.

Cops: Aging terrorists rob to get by

Posted: 30 May 2016 05:51 PM PDT

Police in Germany are appealing for sightings of former members of the infamous far-left Baader-Meinhof terror group, who appear to have come out retirement to attempt armed robberies to fund their lives on the run.

World's most popular amusement parks are ...

Posted: 30 May 2016 07:05 PM PDT

Mickey Mouse reigns again.

Top 10 U.S. beaches for 2016

Posted: 28 May 2016 05:53 AM PDT

On the eastern end of Oahu, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve offers a white sand coral beach enclosed in a breached volcano.

Perfect chicken in your slow-cooker

Posted: 30 May 2016 07:18 PM PDT

It's hard enough to cook chicken properly on the stovetop or in the oven, where you have complete control of the temperature, but in a slow cooker (see which models we recommend in our equipment testing) it's even trickier to ensure moist, flavorful chicken at the end of a long cooking time.

How to make killer ribs

Posted: 28 May 2016 05:53 AM PDT

For killer ribs, you don't need a giant, pro-style smoker. All it takes is a grill, some wood chips and a disposable roasting pan.

Hot mess: Summer's grossest health concerns

Posted: 28 May 2016 05:53 AM PDT

You are not the only one who thrives in the summer and loves its warm, long days. Bacteria and other microbes that cause food poisoning, diarrhea and just general grossness also flourish, threatening to make it a season to be sick.

Is this Aristotle's tomb?

Posted: 30 May 2016 12:20 PM PDT

A Greek archaeologist believes he has discovered the tomb of Aristotle.

Shipwreck found at Boston work site

Posted: 30 May 2016 12:19 PM PDT

It was a typical day at work for construction crews in Boston.

Hunting down the world's oldest art

Posted: 30 May 2016 12:19 PM PDT

Even in the shadows of the Leang-Leang caves, the colors are surprisingly fresh: rich deep maroons, lightened by limestone.

Divers find Roman treasure trove in shipwreck

Posted: 30 May 2016 12:23 PM PDT

The two divers knew they found something special in the shallow waters of the ancient Roman port of Caesarea, on the Mediterranean Sea.

Ocean too warm for coral to live?

Posted: 30 May 2016 05:24 PM PDT

Rising sea temperatures have led to mass coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists say.

Libertarian candidate stuns crowd at convention

Posted: 30 May 2016 08:17 PM PDT

James Weeks acted on a dare when he performed a strip tease at the 2016 Libertarian convention, and then promptly dropped out of his race for party chair.

Syria: civilian casualties rise as air strikes hit Aleppo

Syria: civilian casualties rise as air strikes hit Aleppo


Syria: civilian casualties rise as air strikes hit Aleppo

Posted: 30 May 2016 01:04 PM PDT

Videos posted online reportedly show the aftermath of air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo. In them buildings are reduced to dust and dead and…

Belgium facing more strike chaos

Posted: 30 May 2016 12:46 PM PDT

* General strike on Tuesday * Brussels gridlocked on Monday * Train services in Flanders unaffected *What is happening?* Belgium is heading…

UPDATE: White House partial lockdown lifted on Memorial Day

Posted: 30 May 2016 11:22 AM PDT

The White House has resumed 'normal operations' after it was placed on a partial lockdown after a person threw an object over the fence. A US…

The Brief from Brussels: UK PM, Mayor of London join forces

Posted: 30 May 2016 09:51 AM PDT

This is the Brief from Brussels. a daily round-up of the top stories around Europe. In this episode: the British PM and the Mayor of London join…

The Iraqi Army enters Falluja

Posted: 30 May 2016 09:44 AM PDT

The Iraqi army has reached the southern edge of the city of Falluja. A police station has been captured inside the city limits, launching a direct…

Fears grow for missing Japanese boy punished by parents

Posted: 30 May 2016 09:37 AM PDT

With every passing hour, the chances of finding little Yamato Tanooka alive are growing slimmer despite a massive search. The seven-year-old boy…

Ex-Chad leader Hissène Habré gets life in prison for crimes against humanity

Posted: 30 May 2016 08:22 AM PDT

Habré ruled Chad from 1982-1990 Investigators told trial he was responsible for 40,000 killings and torture of 200,000 people He denied all…

Security alert at Cologne airport

Posted: 30 May 2016 08:16 AM PDT

A security alert has caused disruption at Cologne airport in Germany where a man has been arrested on suspicion of entering a secure area without…

Plane landed on Hungarian highway

Posted: 30 May 2016 08:10 AM PDT

Miraculously no-one was hurt when a small plane made an emergency landing on this busy road in Budapest. Engine failure is thought to have forced…

Two jailed for life over Somali airline blast

Posted: 30 May 2016 08:05 AM PDT

A Somali military court on Monday jailed 10 people it said were behind a bomb blast that blew a hole in a Daallo Airlines plane bound for Djibouti in…

Rescuers publish image of drowned migrant baby

Posted: 30 May 2016 08:04 AM PDT

A photograph of a drowned migrant baby cradled in the arms of a German rescuer has been published by a humanitarian organisation. The baby, who…

Bridgestone buying Speedy

Posted: 30 May 2016 08:04 AM PDT

Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone has said it is buying Speedy, the French auto chain that sells and fits tyres and exhausts. It said Speedy will…

Martinez takes France's CGT union into battle against the government

Posted: 30 May 2016 07:52 AM PDT

It is far from the first and most certainly will not be the last period of social unrest in France, but the last few weeks have seen some of the most…

Turkey: Muslim families should forget birth control says Erdogan

Posted: 30 May 2016 06:33 AM PDT

He has already condemned abortion, called birth control "treason", and told women they should have at least three children. Now Turkish President…

Libya migrant route does roaring trade in absence of authority

Posted: 30 May 2016 05:45 AM PDT

Libya has become, once again, the main jump-off point for migrants heading for Europe, after the closure of the Balkan and Aegean Sea routes. Even if…

France braced for week of transport strike chaos

France braced for week of transport strike chaos


France braced for week of transport strike chaos

Posted: 30 May 2016 02:30 AM PDT

France is preparing itself for a week of severe disruption to transport after unions called for more action in their bitter standoff with the Socialist government over labour reforms.

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More than 50 Afghan police killed in two days of fighting with Taliban

Posted: 30 May 2016 12:57 PM PDT

More than 50 Afghan police have been reported killed over the past two days in heavy fighting around the capital of the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Monday.

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Latin America’s largest airline halts flights to Venezuela over economic crisis

Posted: 30 May 2016 11:41 AM PDT

Latin America's largest airline, Chile-based LATAM Airlines, said on Monday it would suspend its flights to Venezuela due to the "economic scenario", following a similar decision by Lufthansa over the weekend.

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Chad's ex-dictator Habré sentenced to life in prison for war crimes

Posted: 30 May 2016 04:51 AM PDT

A Senegalese court on Monday sentenced Chad's former dictator Hissène Habré to life in prison for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during his brutal 1982-1990 rule.

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Police scour Rio slums in hunt for gang-rape suspects

Posted: 30 May 2016 06:09 AM PDT

Rio de Janeiro police swarmed two slums on Sunday searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl who said more than 30 men assaulted her, a case that shocked the nation set to host the Olympics in August.

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Paris launches drive to lure visitors as tourism plummets

Posted: 30 May 2016 09:18 AM PDT

Paris launched a major drive to attract tourists to the city on Monday following an alarming drop in visitor numbers after the November 2015 Paris attacks, compounded by a wave of protests and transport strikes.

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Seven accused of joining IS group in Syria go on trial in France

Posted: 29 May 2016 11:35 PM PDT

The trial of seven Frenchmen suspected of travelling to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) group was due to get underway Monday, with one the brother of one of the perpetrators of the November 13 Paris terror attacks among the accused.

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Victims speak out about alleged abuse by French priests

Posted: 29 May 2016 09:54 PM PDT

After decades of silence, the many victims of alleged sexual abuse by French priests are beginning to speak out. The decision to come forward and share their painful experiences comes amid the Catholic Church's recent statements condemning paedophile behaviour. FRANCE 24's reporters have met with some of the victims.

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Turkey's Erdogan slams French police violence in labour reform protests

Posted: 30 May 2016 10:02 AM PDT

Turkey has slammed French security forces' violent response to protesters who took to the streets across the country to protest controversial labor reforms.

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Play cancelled at French Open due to heavy rain

Posted: 30 May 2016 07:13 AM PDT

The French Open suffered its first complete washout since 2000 on Monday when all scheduled matches were cancelled due to heavy rain.

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US hails ‘small victory’ as Paris auction withdraws Native American shield

Posted: 30 May 2016 09:00 AM PDT

A French auction house on Monday withdrew an Acoma Pueblo ceremonial shield from a contested sale of Native American artifacts after protests from the United States.

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Iraqi forces advance on IS group stronghold of Fallujah

Posted: 30 May 2016 12:11 AM PDT

Iraqi special forces advanced on Fallujah Monday, marking a new phase in a military operation to retake the western Iraqi city, which has been a bastion of the Islamic State (IS) group since 2004.

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Top Syrian opposition negotiator quits peace talks

Posted: 29 May 2016 06:49 PM PDT

The chief peace negotiator of Syria's mainstream opposition said on Sunday he was resigning over the failure of the U.N.-backed Geneva peace talks to bring a political settlement.

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Video: Trump woos veterans at bikers’ rally

Posted: 30 May 2016 02:51 AM PDT

As the US marks the long Memorial Day weekend, presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump was wooing veterans at a motorcycle rally in Washington DC Sunday.

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French state agrees to fund migrant camp it failed to block

Posted: 30 May 2016 04:21 AM PDT

France's Socialist government has agreed to finance the country's first humanitarian camp for refugees near the northern port of Dunkirk, three months after it failed to prevent its establishment.

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Salma Agha to get lifetime Indian visa, say MHA sources

Salma Agha to get lifetime Indian visa, say MHA sources


Salma Agha to get lifetime Indian visa, say MHA sources

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Pakistani origin actor and singer Salma Agha, who had requested for an Overseas Citizen of India card, will get a lifetime Indian visa!

Aamir Khan in second season of Anil Kapoor's '24'?

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Aamir Khan might soon be seen as a special guest in Anil Kapoor's '24' season 2!

AR Rahman conferred with Japan's Fukuoka prize 2016

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Last year, noted Indian Historian Ramchandra Guha was conferred with Fukuoka Prize in academic category.

Social media trolls don't affect Zareen Khan

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Actress Zareen Khan, who has been a victim of trolls on social media platforms, says negative remarks and trolls don't affect her.

Exposed! Baba Sehgal reveals shocking truth about Bollywood music industry – Details inside

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Well, we didn't see that coming. Even we are shocked to hear that from him.

Here's what Shraddha Kapoor has to say about link-up reports with Farhan Akhtar!

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If you think that Bollywood actors Shraddha Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar were dating each other, like ever, then you are a bit too wrong this time. The 'Baaghi' star has finally spoken up on this issue and she seems quite upset this time.

Nervousness took over Priyanka Chopra while auditioning for 'Quantico'? Watch video

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Here's why Priyanka Chopra got nervous for 'Quantico'?

'Balika Vadhu' enters Limca Book of Records

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As far as the current narrative is concerned, "Balika Vadhu" is now gearing up for a love triangle between Nandini (Mahhi Vij), Amit (Avinash Sachdev) and Krish (Ruslaan Mumtaz). 

These cheesy pick-up lines will surely help you impress your crush!

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In such situations, what to say and what not - always tends to be a dilemma.

Kay Kay Menon's next based on Indian Emergency era

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"Sann Pachattar" will be directed by "Tamanchey" fame Navneet Behal.

Salma Agha to get lifetime Indian visa, say MHA sources

Posted:

Pakistani origin actor and singer Salma Agha, who had requested for an Overseas Citizen of India card, will get a lifetime Indian visa!

Aamir Khan in second season of Anil Kapoor's '24'?

Posted:

Aamir Khan might soon be seen as a special guest in Anil Kapoor's '24' season 2!

AR Rahman conferred with Japan's Fukuoka prize 2016

Posted:

Last year, noted Indian Historian Ramchandra Guha was conferred with Fukuoka Prize in academic category.

Social media trolls don't affect Zareen Khan

Posted:

Actress Zareen Khan, who has been a victim of trolls on social media platforms, says negative remarks and trolls don't affect her.

Exposed! Baba Sehgal reveals shocking truth about Bollywood music industry – Details inside

Posted:

Well, we didn't see that coming. Even we are shocked to hear that from him.

Here's what Shraddha Kapoor has to say about link-up reports with Farhan Akhtar!

Posted:

If you think that Bollywood actors Shraddha Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar were dating each other, like ever, then you are a bit too wrong this time. The 'Baaghi' star has finally spoken up on this issue and she seems quite upset this time.

Nervousness took over Priyanka Chopra while auditioning for 'Quantico'? Watch video

Posted:

Here's why Priyanka Chopra got nervous for 'Quantico'?

'Balika Vadhu' enters Limca Book of Records

Posted:

As far as the current narrative is concerned, "Balika Vadhu" is now gearing up for a love triangle between Nandini (Mahhi Vij), Amit (Avinash Sachdev) and Krish (Ruslaan Mumtaz). 

These cheesy pick-up lines will surely help you impress your crush!

Posted:

In such situations, what to say and what not - always tends to be a dilemma.

Kay Kay Menon's next based on Indian Emergency era

Posted:

"Sann Pachattar" will be directed by "Tamanchey" fame Navneet Behal.