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Richa turns cabbie for a day!

With promotional activities believed to be a determining factor of a film’s success, it’s not surprising to see actors go the extra mile for their movies’ publicity. In a bid to promote Fukrey Returns that hits theatres this week, the makers are giving fans an opportunity to meet the comic caper’s lead actor, Richa Chadha aka Bholi Punjaban. What’s new, ...

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New book explains why Indians love whisky and wine is only a fad in India

THE NEWS DESK: Wine connoisseur Magandeep Singh says India loves its spirits. For one simple reason, spirits have gained the Indian drinkers’ preference vote – pocket- friendliness. Dark spirits dominate the Indian market.(Shutterstock) Spirits have gained Indian drinkers’ preference vote for one simple reason – pocket- friendliness and given a choice and a long evening of heavy binge drinking ahead ...

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Nia Sharma is Asia’s second sexiest woman

THE NEWS DESK: Nia Sharma is quite a regular on reality shows. Recently, she was seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi. She is also known for making bold statements on social media through her photos. Nia Sharma has 1.5 million followers on Instagram. Nia Sharma, one of the big stars of India’s small screen and web series platform, has been adjudged ...

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Priyanka Chopra voted sexiest Asian for fifth time; Nia Sharma, Deepika Padukone are runners-up

Priyanka Chopra has been voted the sexiest Asian woman in a UK poll, followed by Nia Sharma and Deepika Padukone in second and third places. Press Trust of India Priyanka Chopra took the title back from Deepika Padukone this year. Priyanka Chopra took the title back from Deepika Padukone this year.(Instagram) Priyanka Chopra has been voted the “Sexiest Asian Woman” ...

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Virat Kohli stresses on need for rest after playing non-stop for last 48 months

Virat Kohli will not feature in the upcoming ODI and T20 series vs Sri Lanka and justified his need for rest during the post-match press conference after the final Test match of this series. Indian captain Virat Kohli justified his need for rest during the post-match press conference after the final Test match of this series. Indian captain Virat Kohli ...

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Here’s why BCCI had to arrange back-to-back India vs Sri Lanka cricket series

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said that the two India vs Sri Lanka series were unavoidable as it had to honour its commitment to the calendar. INDIA VS SRI LANKA 2017 Updated: Dec 07, 2017 16:02 IST Reuters, New Delhi Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, second right, hugs his teammates after the third India vs Sri Lanka Test in ...

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Men at higher risk of dying of AIDS than women: UNAIDS

About 36.7 million people in the world were living with HIV in 2016, but fewer than 21 million people had access to antiretrovirals, according to UNAIDS Men are less likely to test for HIV or access antiretroviral therapy and, therefore, are more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women, UNAIDS said on Friday. Around the world, fewer than half ...

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Grow up, being a little sad is not a sign of mental illness

Online Desk:Sometimes life can be a bit tough and you just have to put up with it. That’s a lesson schools should be passing on, alongside the basics such as the 3Rs. In fact, learning the value of stoicism, resolve and perseverance is more useful than how to do a quadratic equation or understanding the nitrogen cycle. So I laud ...

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Stressful life events may lead to obesity in females

Women, who have recently experienced one or more traumatic events or those who have undergone several negative events relatively in the past years, are at a higher risk of developing obesity, warns a new study. Such events may also enhance cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes and cancer and contribute to spiralling healthcare costs. The study, presented in ...

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Selena Gomez receives 2017 Woman of the Year Award

Selena Gomez stunned everyone at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles as she attended the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Dinner and Awards Gala. The Fetish singer received the 2017 Woman of the Year Award. Selena’s kidney donor and close friend Francia Raisa was also present with her, according to reports on EOnline.com. Speaking to Billboard about how she ...

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Angelina Jolie wants people to visit Cambodia

Actor-filmmaker Angelina Jolie hopes that her new film, First They Killed My Father, will encourage people to go to Cambodia. The 42-year-old has directed the film based on author Lung Ung’s account of the Khmer Rouge 1975-79 regime in Cambodia. It depicts a difficult period in history, but she wants viewers to see past that and embrace the “beautiful” land ...

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Japanese women too busy to fall in love

Some 60 per cent of eligible women in Japan are reluctant to fall in love due to the growing burden at their workpace, according to a survey. As women today are facing the same workload as men in Japan, the ensuing fatigue has made women more willing to lounge on a sofa and watch soap operas after work instead of ...

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Myanmar Erases a History: ‘No Such Thing as Rohingya’

SITTWE, Myanmar (New York Times): He was a member of the Rohingya student union in college, taught at a public high school and even won a parliamentary seat in Myanmar’s thwarted elections in 1990. But according to the government of Myanmar, U Kyaw Min’s fellow Rohingya do not exist. A long-persecuted Muslim minority concentrated in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine, ...

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Pope leaves Dhaka after three-day state visit

THE NEWS DESK:Pope Francis has left Dhaka wrapping up his three-day busy state visit here. During his visit, he had an emotional interaction with some Myanmar’s displaced Rohingya Muslims alongside meetings with the President, Prime Minister and interfaith leaders. On Saturday afternoon, Foreign Minister AH Mahmud Ali saw the top Catholic priest off at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport as he ...

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Pope joins mass prayer at Suhrawardy Udyan

THE NEWS DESK: Pope Francis, the spiritual leader Roman Catholics, joined a prayer service at the Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital city on Friday. Thousands of Catholics from different parts of the country attended the mass prayer seeking harmony and peace in the world. Besides, 16 priests were ordained during the mass prayers. Earlier on Thursday, Pope Francis arrived here ...

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President, PM greet nation on Eid-e-Miladunnabi

THE NEWS DESK: President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the nation and Muslims across the world on the occasion of the holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In separate messages on the eve of the day, they underscored the need for following the ideals of the Prophet for peace and prosperity, says a ...

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Tulip apologises for remarks to British journalist

The News Desk: British MP Tulip Siddiq has apologised for comments she made to a Channel 4 News producer about having a difficult childbirth. Tulip, a Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, made the remarks to Daisy Ayliffe on Tuesday, according to the British media. After a heated confrontation with the Channel 4 News reporter Alex Thomson, Siddiq said to ...

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Miss World Manushi Chhillar gets glorious welcome home

Manushi Chhillar, who broke the 16-year jinx for India at the Miss World pageant last week, received a warm welcome from fans as she arrived here on late Saturday night. She was greeted at the international airport here with numerous fans chanting “India, India” as they held up Indian flags and posters of Manushi. The posters read: “Welcome back Manushi ...

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Bomb kills 3, wounds 15 in southwest Pakistan

Pakistani police say a bomb has exploded in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing at least three people and wounding 15 others. Senior police officer Abdur Razzaq Cheema says the explosion Saturday took place near a bus terminal in the city’s outskirts. Cheema said the target was apparently a security vehicle but most of the victims were civilians, including a ...

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Sunny Leone to launch her own line of cell phones

While her detractors may have reservations about her acting talent, one can hardly doubt Sunny Leone’s entrepreneurial skills given her recent ventures. A week after she launched her own collection of clothing, the actor is gearing up to start her own line of cell phones. Interestingly, that would pit her against fellow actor Salman Khan, who is reportedly venturing into ...

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Adverse impacts of dust pollution

THE NEWS DESK: The Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA) and other allied rights organisations have drawn the government’s attention to one of the much neglected health hazards in the capital city. The hazard concerns dust pollution at an unacceptable level and with which people are compelled to live as an attendant ill of urban life. No city in a tropical country ...

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A Unified Bengal – A Benkin’s Dream

By Dr. Richard L. Benkin (Richard Benkin, a writer and a close friend of Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, who lives in America has all through his life fought intellectual battles in Indian sub-continent in propagating human values and rights much above narrow sectarian, religious and ethnic divides has started dreaming for a united Bengal once divided by ...

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When will be ‘Vhaijan’ Salman real marriage, Only An Answer He says

LIFESTYLE DESK: Salman Khan has yet again responded to questions on when he was finally planning to get married. The question that has kept pretty much the entire country looking for an answer for many years now, is when is Salman Khan finally getting married. On his part, Salman’s answers have almost always been shrouded in mystery. ROUNDABOUT ANSWERS From ...

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Saudi declared war on Lebanon, Hezbollah claims

INTERNATIONAL DESK: Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon. He also accused that Riyadh detained Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign to destabilise the country. France became the first Western country to indicate that Saudi Arabia was holding Hariri against his will, saying it wished for him to ...

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Baahubali’s Anushka Shetty to turn 36 but has incredible fitness

LIFESTYLE DESK: Sweety Shetty, popularly known as Anushka Shetty, will be celebrating her 36th birthday this Tuesday. The South Indian stunner has been entertaining regional Indian cinema buffs with her scintillating performances for over a decade now. Anushka started her career with Puri Jagannath’s Telugu film ‘Super’ starring Akkineni Nagarjuna and Ayesha Takia, reports NDTV. There has been no looking ...

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‘Baby Doll’ Sunny Leone is now ‘A Sexy Barbie Girl’

LIFESTYLE DESK: Sunny Leone and Arbaaz Khan’s ‘Tera Intezaar’s trailer evoked a huge response and what caught everyone’s eye was the sizzling onscreen chemistry of Sunny and Arbaaz. The glimpses of the songs in the trailer gave away a hint of the peppy numbers in this musical thriller. Music and songs are Sunny Leone’s forte, having chartbusters as ‘Baby Doll’, ...

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Kareena: Motherhood has not changed my work life

LIFESTYLE DESK: While some may think that motherhood might have changed Kareena Kapoor Khan’s work life, the actress says that it hasn’t affected her professional life much. While giving an interview to a leading magazine, Filmfare, the 37-year-old actress, revealed that she has always been a family oriented person, so since the start of her career she has managed to ...

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Virat Kohli the Indian athlete with most net worth

THE NEWS DESK: Indian captain Virat Kohli seems to be a favourite of the advertisers. According to a poll on India Today Twitter, Kohli is the most marketable athlete in India. With 44 per cent votes, Kohli won the poll, where MS Dhoni came second with 27 per cent votes. Not only does Kohli manage the Indian cricket team and ...

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Remember Deepika Chikhalia, TV’s original Sita? Here’s what she’s doing now

Lifestyle Desk: TV actress Deepika Chikhalia had quit the entertainment industry after getting married to Hemant Topiwala. Deepika Chikhalia as Sita in Ramanand Sagars Ramayan. Deepika Chikhalia as Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan. TV actress Deepika Chikalia, who played the role of Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan in 1986 is all set to make a comeback. The actress will soon ...

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Emraan Hashmi: I became an actor because of nepotism; Mahesh Bhatt gave me a break

THE NEWS DESK: Actor Emraan Hashmi reveals that he is a product of nepotism because his uncle Mahesh Bhatt launched him in the 2003 film Footpath. Actor Emraan Hashmi feels that nepotism is natural because everyone would want to help their family. Actor Emraan Hashmi feels that nepotism is natural because everyone would want to help their family. Emraan Hashmi ...

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Virat Kohli gained 13 points and increased the gap with second-placed Australia’s Aaron Finch to 40 points.

THE NEWS DESK: (BCCI Photo) Kohli scored 104 runs in the T20I series against New Zealand He gained 13 points and increased the gap with Australia’s Finch to 40 points Bumrah maintained his top spot in the bowlers ranking India captain Virat Kohli consolidated his position at the top of the table, while openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan moved ...

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Virat Kohli’s fitness and winning attitude inspires golfer Shiv Kapur

THE NEWS SPORTS DESK: Shiv Kapur said his goal is to pass the Yo-Yo fitness test in the next one and a half months and qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games. (Virat Kohli Facebook Photo) Kapur was referring to Kohli’s blazing knock vs New Zealand in the second T20I on Saturday Kapur said his goal is to pass the Yo-Yo ...

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summit begins, Yunus gets citizenship

THE NEWS DESK: Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at Social Business Summit in Paris with Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Mayor of Paris Ms Anne Hidalgo and Queen Sofia of Spain. Professor Muhammad Yunus was given the honorary citizenship of the French capital as the annual Global Social Business Summit (GSBS) kicked off in Paris ...

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Honda to manufacture, assemble motorbikes in Bangladesh

THE NEWS DESK: Honda Motor Corporation plans to manufacture motorcycles in Bangladesh from next year. To this end, the Japanese motor corporation is setting up an assembling and manufacturing plant at privately-owned Abdul Monem Economic Zone at Gazaria in Munshiganj district. The total cost of the new factory is around US$440 million. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu laid the foundation ...

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Thank You for the love and birthday wishes, says Virat Kohli

THE NEWS DESK: Team India captain Virat Kohli thanked his fans for wishing him on his 29th birthday on Sunday Kohli turned 29 on Sunday He became the fastest man to reach 9000 ODI runs He is also second on the list of most ODI centuries with 32 Virat Kohli thanked his fans on twitter for all the birthday wishes ...

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The curious case of Zakir Naik: Why it will be difficult to charge him as a terror preacher

Naik is far from alone among those who exploit the impunity conferred by the cloak of religion on a wide spectrum of disruptive fanatics, writes Ajai Sahni. Illustration by Tanmoy Chakraborty It was in the wake of the Holey Artisan Bakery terrorist attack in Dhaka on July 1-2, 2016 (where 29 persons, including the five terrorists, were killed) that the ...

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Govt to send 100,000 drivers abroad in five yrs

Economic Desk: The government has taken an initiative to send nearly 100,000 drivers abroad in the next five years for their increased demands in different countries across the globe. Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Dr Nomita Halder said Bangladeshi skilled manpower of different professions, including drivers, have a huge demand in different countries, the Skills for Employment Investment Programme ...

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We were not good enough with the bat: Virat Kohli

THE NEWS SPORTS DESK, BANGLADESH: India lost the second T20 International against New Zealand by 40 runs “I thought New Zealand were really good with the bat early on,” Kohli said NZ skipper Williamson was satisfied that they could turn the tables within one match RAJKOT: India captain Virat Kohli praised New Zealand for their impressive effort but also admitted ...

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Narendra Modi’s drug mafia remark, ‘Udta Himachal’ flies in the face of CM Virbhadra

INTERNATIONAL DESK: After Punjab, drug addiction becomes a poll issue in Himachal Pradesh after Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted the Virbhadra government on the issue. A bitter blame has ensued between the BJP and Congress following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on drug mafia in Himachal Pradesh during poll campaign. Virbhadra government is under attack from several quarters for allegedly ...

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Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: Team India celebrates as captain tur 29

THE NEWS DESK: Virat Kohli’s friends, fans, colleagues, including both former and current cricketers did not miss an opportunity of showering their love and wishing him on this special day. (BCCI) HIGHLIGHTS BCCI uploaded photos of the celebration through its official Twitter account Kohli has scored 49 international centuries (32 in ODIs and 17 in Tests) Kohli has amassed 2785 ...

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