Gurkha ex-servicemen are the foundational pillars of the friendship between Nepal and India, says President

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressed a gathering of Gurkha ex-servicemen of Indian Army at Pension Payment Office, Pokhara, Nepal today (November 4, 2016).

Speaking on the occasion, the President said it is a matter of pride that the brave Gurkhas have been serving in India since the last 200 years with exemplary courage and sincerity. They have earned a name for themselves in the Indian Army. Today 32,000 Gurkha soldiers are serving in the Indian Army and around 1 Lakh, 26 thousand ex-servicemen and their dependents are drawing pension in Nepal.

President of India Condoles the Passing Away of Shri Prasanta Nandi

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of Congress leader Shri Prasanta Nandi.

In a message to his wife, Smt. Usha Nandi, the President has said, “I am saddened to know about the passing away of your husband, Shri Prasanta Nandi.

Media Statement by the President of India Upon the Conclusion of his State Visit to Nepal

Following is the full text of the statement to media by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee upon the conclusion of his State visit to Nepal: 

“At the invitation of the President of Nepal the Rt. Hon’ble Bidya Devi Bhandari, I have concluded a very successful State visit to Nepal from 2 to 4 November 2016. This was the first visit of an Indian Head of State to Nepal since 1998. 

‘Famine, forced migration and brutality’ - the three examples of why British rule over India was despotic and anything but enlightened: Vice President

Releases the book ‘An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India’

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that the author rightly points out that British rule in India was effectively and regularly supplemented by “famine, forced migration and brutality” - the ‘three examples of why British rule over India was despotic and anything but enlightened’. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the book ‘An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India’ authored by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, here today.

MNRE issues bidding Guidelines for setting up 1000 MW Wind Power Projects connected to ISTS scheme

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued Guidelines for transparent bidding process for implementation of Scheme for setting up of 1000 MW Wind Power Project connected to inter-state transmission system (ISTS).

As per Guidelines the Wind Power Projects will be selected through open and transparent competitive bidding followed by e-reverse auction and the capacity may go higher than 1000 MW, if there is demand from Buying Entities. The implementing agency SECI has already floated RfS document for selection of bidders under the Scheme.

Rs.10 Lakh for each mandi for setting up Waste Management Plants Under e-Nam Scheme: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

One Percent Funds of RKVY will be spent on Solid and Waste Management 

Swachhta Pakhwada (16th To 31st October, 2016) Concludes Successfully 

Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh here today brief the media about the outcome of Swachhta Pakhwada and initiatives taken by the Ministry. Shri Singh informed that as per the directions of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, the Swachhta Pakhwada was observed this year from 16th to 31st October, 2016

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 44.35 per bbl on 02.11.2016

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 44.35 per barrel (bbl) on 02.11.2016. This was lower than the price of US$ 45.78 per bbl on previous publishing day of 01.11.2016.

In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket decreased to Rs. 2964.15 per bbl on 02.11.2016 as compared to Rs. 3054.36 per bbl on 01.11.2016. Rupee closed weaker at Rs. 66.83 per US$ on 02.11.2016 as against Rs. 66.71 per US$ on 01.11.2016. The table below gives details in this regard:

'Salim Khan's appreciation always makes a difference'

Mumbai, Nov 2 (PTI) Actor-director Ajay Devgn has thanked veteran Bollywood film writer Salim Khan for praising his recently released "Shivaay", saying his appreciation always makes a difference in the film industry.

The 47-year-old star took to Twitter to thank him and superstar Salman Khan for all their best wishes.

'Kaabil' script is hugely sound-oriented: Pookutty

Mumbai, Nov 2 (PTI) Academy award-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty says the upcoming Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Kaabil" will delve deep into different ways of hearing, and relies heavily on sound.

Directed by Sanjay Gupta, "Kaabil" features the "Krrish" star and actress Yami Gautam as a blind couple. The film reportedly chronicles the journey of a blind man who avenges the death of his girlfriend.

Tipu a monarch, not freedom fighter, observes Karnataka HC

Bengaluru, Nov 2 (PTI) The Karnataka High Court today questioned the state government's logic behind celebrating the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan, observing he wasn't a freedom fighter but a monarch who fought to safeguard his interests.

"What is the logic behind celebrating Tipu Jayanti? Tipu was not a freedom fighter, but a monarch who fought the opponents to safeguard his interests," Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee, presiding over the division bench, observed.

''Rating firms need to introspect; disconnected with investors''

New Delhi, Nov 2 (PTI) The government today slammed global rating agencies for not upgrading India's sovereign rating despite a slew of reforms, saying they need to do some "introspection" as investors globally feel the country is "under-rated".

Talking to reporters after S&P Global Ratings ruled out an upgrade for India for next 2 years, while retaining rating at lowest investment grade 'BBB-', Economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das said the government will continue to adhere to the path of economic reforms and policies.

FBI email probe should not 'operate on innuendo': Obama

Washington, Nov 2 (AFP) US President Barack Obama implicitly criticized FBI director James Comey today, insisting US investigations should not operate based on "innuendo" or "incomplete information." 

Obama's remarks in an interview with website NowThisNews were his first public comments since Comey's announcement Friday that the FBI had discovered a new trove of emails that might or might not be pertinent to an earlier probe of Democratic candidate

Dialogue must to resolve unrest in Valley: Yechury

Kolkata, Nov 2 (PTI) Calling for an immediate political dialogue with all stakeholders to resolve the present unrest in Kashmir, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury today demanded that farmers who have been asked to evacuate their homes in the bordering districts be given compensation for their harvested corp.

He also advised the Centre not to be "myopic" by using the unrest in the Valley for political dividends in the upcoming UP Assembly elections.

I want to live for another 20-years: Dalai Lama

Dharamshala (HP), Nov 2 (PTI) The Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama today said he he wants to live for another 20-years to serve the people.

"Today the members of the Phenpo and Pemakoe Tibetan community and those in Tibet have expressed unwavering faith and prayers for my long life.

"As I have told before, there have been certain revelations that I will live for more than a hundred years.

Sensex plummets 288 pts on US poll fears

Mumbai, Nov 2 (PTI) The benchmark BSE Sensex crashed by 288 points and the NSE Nifty dipped below 8,600 mark in early trade as investors cut down their bets, tracking a weak trend in global market after a new US presidential poll showed Donald Trump ahead of market favourite Hillary Clinton.

The 30-share barometer plunged 288.06 points or 1.03 per cent at 27,588.55 with all the sectoral indices led by metal, realty and oil in the negative zone, falling by up to 1.73 per cent. It had lost 64.90 points in the previous two sessions.

Priyanka proud of her debut Marathi production

Mumbai, Nov 2 (PTI) Actress Priyanka Chopra is looking forward to the release of her maiden Marathi production "Ventilator" and she said she is very proud of the film.

The film is directed by Rajesh Mapuskar, who previously directed "Ferrari Ki Sawaari". The movie stars actor-turned-filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker alongside several veteran Marathi film and theatre actors. It releases this Friday.

Siruvani issue: Centre withholds EIA study, says TN govt

Chennai, Nov 2 (PTI) The Centre has decided to "keep in abeyance" the recommendations of an expert committee of Environment Ministry allowing Kerala to conduct Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study for its proposed dam on Siruvani river, the Tamil Nadu government said today.

The Centre has informed Tamil Nadu, which has been opposing Kerala's project, about its decision in a letter, the government said.

Book tells real, imagined stories of 1984 riots

New Delhi, Nov 2 (PTI) A new anthology seeks to examine all aspects of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots by combining non-fiction pieces with fictional stories.

"1984: In Memory and Imagination - Personal Essays and Stories on the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots", edited by Vikram Kapur and brought out by Amaryllis Publishing House, examines the human narrative of 1984 with stories, both real and imagined, of men and women whose lives were altered by that tragic chain of events and who continue to live with them to this day.

Ministry tells NSFs to identify Tokyo 2020 prsopects

New Delhi, Nov 2 (PTI) In a bid to ensure that medal prospects for the 2020 Olympics get sustained help in the next four years, the Sports Ministry has directed the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to identify potential medallists by the end of this month.

Retired Soldier Allegedly Commits Suicide Over One Rank One Pension

An ex-serviceman committed suicide allegedly over complaints with the OROP scheme.
BHIWANI, HARYANA: A retired Armyman has allegedly committed suicide at his home in Haryana after he was denied permission to meet Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar with his complaint over the government's One Rank One Pension or OROP scheme.

Higher Grade Pay for employees of Defence Industrial Establishments – Defence Ministry order

Higher Grade Pay for employees of Defence Industrial Establishments – Defence Ministry order

In stress, brain regulates social behaviour differently in men and women

Experts say that the social brain works quite differently in males and females. (Thinkstock)

The brain regulates social behaviour differently in males and females, according to a new study which suggests that stress-related mental disorders should be treated differently in men and women.

Researchers from Georgia State University in the US discovered that serotonin (5-HT) and arginine-vasopressin (AVP) act in opposite

Bedtime Smartphone Use May Affect Kid's Sleep, Health: Study

Sleep disturbance in childhood is known to lead to adverse physical and mental health consequences.
LONDON: Parents, take note! Kids who use smartphones or tablets at bedtime may be at over twice the risk of having inadequate sleep, which may lead to various health issues such as obesity and a poor diet, a new study has found.

50th Transplant: AIIMS 'Gifts' Heart To Haryana Man On Diwali

According to AIIMS 50,000 people are in immediate need of heart transplants in the country.
NEW DELHI: It's a double joy for Haryana as a man from Rohtak received a new lease of life this Diwali after undergoing a heart transplant at AIIMS, taking to 50 the number of such surgeries performed at the premier institute since the first transplant.

Low fat diet may reduce migraine headache

There have been three comprehensive diets so far whose very composition may prevent headaches.
More than 180 studies on the subject of migraine and diet were reviewed for the purpose. 
(Representational Photo)

If you suffer from migraine, following a comprehensive diet that includes low fat may help to reduce those headaches, says a study conducted by an Indian-origin researcher.

Shri Sushil Chandra takes over as the Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

Shri Sushil Chandra, IRS (1980 Batch), today took over as the Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).He succeeds Ms Rani A Nair who superannuated yesterday. 

Shri Chandra has been Member (Investigation) in CBDT since December, 2015. During his long and illustrious career in the Income Tax Department, he has handled many prestigious assignments like the Principal Chief Commissioner & Director General of Income Tax at Ahmedabad, Commissioner of Income Tax (Central) & Director of Income Tax (Investigation) at Mumbai among others. 

His dynamism and forward looking vision is expected to further energise the Income Tax Department in its taxpayer friendly measures and new initiatives in the area of e-governance.

Gautami announces separation from Kamal Haasan

Chennai, Nov 1 (PTI) In one of the most high profile splits in Tamil cinema, actress Gautami Tadimalla on Tuesday announced she was separating from veteran star Kamal Haasan, terming it as "one of the most devastating decisions that I have ever had to make in my life." 

"It is heartbreaking for me to have to say today that I and Mr Haasan are no longer together. After almost 13 years together, it has been one of the most devastating decisions that I have ever had to make in my life," she wrote in a blog whose link she later posted on her Twitter page.

Pilgrims take dip in Yamuna on 'Yam Dwitiya'

Mathura, Nov 1 (PTI) Pilgrims in groups of brother and sister today took a dip in Yamuna at Vishram Ghat here on the occasion of 'Yam Dwitiya'.

"Legend has it that brother and sister bathing in pairs at Vishram Ghat on the occasion will get salvation," noted saint of Brijbhumi, Guru Sharnanand Maharaj said.

Panel reviews bio-safety issues of GM mustard

New Delhi, Nov 1 (PTI) The panel which was formed to review the technical details and bio-safety issue related to environmental release of Genetically Engineered (GE) mustard met here today.

Sources said that the sub-committee assessed various comments which the Environment Ministry had received after it put the bio-safety report on its website for public comments.

Navy, Coast Guard discuss inter-operatability issues

Visakhapatnam, Nov 1 (PTI) The 10th Command Level Navy Coast Guard (COMNAVGUARD) meeting to discuss inter-operatability issues between Navy and Coast Guard was held at eastern naval command headquarters here today.

The meeting was co-chaired by Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command (ENC), Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain and Inspector General Rajan Bargotra, Commander, Coast Guard Region (East) and Inspector General K R Nautiyal, Commander Coast Guard Region (North East), along with senior officers of Navy and Coast Guard, a Naval release said.

SBI, ICICI Bank cut home loan rates

Private sector lender ICICI Bank announced a cut of 0.10% in its marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) across tenors. This was followed by a similar move by the country’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), with a larger cut of 0.15%. Under the revised rates, the one-year MCLR, which determines a slew of products including home loans, stands at 8.90% for SBI, while the same for ICICI Bank is 8.95%.

Haryana can be Delhi’s growth engine: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gurgaon.

GURGAON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Haryana as a potential growth engine for the country as he launched the state's golden jubilee celebrations in Gurgaon on Tuesday, linking its progress to that of Delhi's and, by extension, the rest of India's.

Cyrus Mistry's removal was `absolutely necessary for future success of Group' says Ratan Tata

As ousted Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry stepped up the attack, Ratan Tata on 1 November hit back saying his removal was "absolutely necessary" for the future success of the Tata Group.

"The decision to change the leadership of Tata Sons was a well-considered and serious one for its board members. This difficult decision, made after careful and thoughtful deliberation, is one the board believes was absolutely necessary for the future success of the Tata Group," the interim chairman wrote to employees of the $100 billion Group.

Ratan Tata, interim Chairman, Tata Sons. Reuters

The letter came shortly after Mistry ratcheted up war of words by rebutting "insinuations" of mishandling a dispute with Japan's NTT DoCoMo, saying Ratan Tata was party to all decisions regarding the telecom venture.

Land Pooling Policy issues discussed at a high level meeting

UD Ministry asks Delhi Government, DDA, MCDs to sort out issues to enable notification of Regulations

Issues that are holding back the notification of Regulations concerning Land Pooling Policy were today discussed at a high level meeting chaired by Shri Rajiv Gauba, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development.

Kerala declared Open Defecation Free

The State of Kerala today became the third State overall and the largest State so far to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (Gramin). The declaration was formally made by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, in a magnificent

Rafi's son demands public apology from Karan Johar

(PTI) Mumbai - 5Enraged over a dialogue about his father and iconic singer Mohammad Rafi in Karan Johar's latest "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", Shahid Rafi has demanded a public apology from the filmmaker and has asked him to delete the sequence.

In the recently released romantic-drama, Ranbir Kapoor's character, aspiring singer Ayan, tells Anushka Sharma (playing Alizeh), that many people have said his voice is like Rafi, to which, Sharma says, "Mohammad Rafi? Woh gaate kam, rote zyada the na?" 

Shahid says he did not expect a filmmaker like Johar to pass such a line under his watch and feels the damage has already been done.

"Karan Johar is a great filmmaker, I don't know how he used this line. He should have thought about it as he is the director. I did not expect this from Karan. I am ashamed of him, he is supposed to be a good director," Shahid told PTI.

"I saw the clipping. I haven't seen the film, so let me see the film first then I will think what to do. But a public apology (from Johar) is appreciated, and also removal of the scene. Although the damage is done. Let's see what he (Karan) can do from his side," he added.

Shahid says he got to know about the dialogue through Rafi fans and was deeply saddened by it.

"I am deeply hurt about the dialogue. I came to know that the dialguge doesn't take the story backward or forward. People have often mentioned or spoken about my father in films or in general in good way, then why all of a sudden this dialogue and this controversy." 

Shahid has also lashed out at "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" dialogue writer Niranjan Iyengar.

"It (the dialogue) is not good. My father is a verstaile singer, he has sung love songs, sad songs, bhajan etc. Niranjan wrote the dialogue and it seems he doesn't know anything about my father. What image (of Rafi) is he trying to put in front of the youth ? 

"Even after more than 36 years, people still remember my father, he is a legend. So many shows take place in his memory.. he has huge fan following. He (Niranjan) doesn't know what he is doing." 

Shahid said he is yet to talk to Johar regarding the issue.

Interestingly, the title of the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer also comes from the opening verse of the popular song "Ai Dil Hai Mushkil Jeena Yahaan", which was sung by Rafi for the 1956 film "C.I.D." 

The legendary singer, who died in 1980, also sang for the first Dharma Productions film, "Dostana" which was directed by Yash Johar.

Pak SC orders corruption probe against PM Sharif

Islamabad in a jolt to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Supreme Court today ordered a probe into the Panama Papers scandal involving corruption allegations against the family of the beleaguered premier.

Indian golfers to compete at PGTI Players C'ship

Kolkata, Oct 31 (PTI) Indian golfers, including Mukesh Kumar and Shamim Khan, will vie for honours at the Rs. 30 lakh PGTI Players Championship, the 14th event of its milestone 10th season, at the Tollygunge Club starting on Wednesday.

The three day event will feature some of India's leading professionals such as Shubhankar Sharma, Khalin Joshi, Udayan Mane, Harendra Gupta and Abhijit Singh Chadha, besides Mukesh and Shamim.

Rupee gains 12 paise against US dollar

Mumbai, Nov 1 (PTI) The rupee strengthened by 12 paise to 66.67 against the US dollar in early trade today on increased selling of American currency by exporters and banks amid a higher opening in the domestic stock market.

According to dealers, infrastructure sector recording a growth rate of 5 per cent in September, the highest in three months, made the rupee stronger.

8 SIMI activists escape from jail, killed in encounter

Bhopal, Oct 31 (PTI) Eight SIMI activists were today killed in an alleged encounter with police on the outskirts of the city hours after they escaped from the high-security Bhopal Central Jail killing a security guard but questions cropped up over the encounter.

As a controversy raged over the police action after the daring pre-dawn jail-break, TV channels showed footage purportedly from the encounter site in which a policeman is seen pumping bullets into a man from close range after some unidentified person takes out what appears to be a knife said to be in a plastic cover and places it back.

Releasing indie films still tough: Kanu Behl

Mumbai, Nov 1 (PTI) He has a celebrated indie film "Titli" behind him as his directorial debut, but Kanu Behl feels such films are fighting tooth-and-nail to get a proper theatrical release despite there being an audience for it.

"Titli", featuring actors Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial, Shashank Arora, was co-produced by Dibakar Banerjee and Yash Raj Films.

HC upholds detention of 'sand smuggler' under MPDA

Mumbai, Nov 1 (PTI) The Bombay High Court has upheld an order of a Jalgaon Magistrate detaining an alleged sand smuggler under Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act (MPDA), saying his movements in the society might lead to disruption of public order.

MPDA covers bootleggers, slumlords, sand smugglers and certain other categories of offenders whose activities are a threat to public order.

Sreejesh unsure of participating in Australia tour

Bengaluru, Oct 31 (PTI) Indian hockey captain P R Sreejesh today said he is not sure about participating in the upcoming Australia tour beginning November 23, but would try to get into the team.

"I am not sure, but I will try to make it into the team," Sreejesh told PTI after he arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport along with other players including Nikkin Thimmaih who was one of the goal scorers in Asian Championship Trophy finals.

Deputy Director General of AIR dies in road accident

Meerut, Oct 31 (PTI) Deputy Director General of All India Radio Neeraj Goel died today after the cycle he was riding was hit by a car here, police said.

The incident occurred in the evening. The car driver managed to flee after the incident, they said.

Nitish calls for investment in agriculture, industry

Patna, Oct 31 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today identified agriculture and industry as the core sectors and exhorted industrialists to invest in the state.

The scope was "tremendous" in agriculture and industry, Kumar said while presiding over a meeting of the industrialists ('Udhami Panchayat') of the state.

Infra sector growth at 3-month of 5 pc in Sep

New Delhi, Oct 31 (PTI) Infrastructure sector recorded a growth rate of 5 per cent in September -- the highest in three months -- on account of healthy performance by cement, steel and refinery products.

The growth rate of the eight infrastructure sectors - coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilizers, steel, cement and electricity - in September 2015 was 3.7 per cent.

Judicial ethics should not be compromised at all: CJI

New Delhi, Oct 31 (PTI) Judicial ethics should never be compromised as aberrations could bring disrepute to the entire justice system, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur said today, asking the judges to introspect about the public perception regarding their rectitude.

"We need to introspect about public perception about our rectitude. It is painful to see sometimes aberrations occuring at some level or the other which bring a disrepute to entire justice system," the CJI said at an event to celebrate 50th anniversary of the establishment of Delhi High Court.

Satyajit Ray's cinema huge inspiration for me: Reha

Mumbai, Oct 31 (PTI) Turkish director Reha Erdem hails Satyajit Ray as someone he is deeply inspired from, crediting the iconic filmmaker for making movies which have left a "lasting impact" on him.

Reha, whose latest "Big Big World" was screened in the Horizons section at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, has followed the works of the "Pather Panchali" helmer since his film student days.

Aamir trying to bring Mansoor Khan back into direction

New Delhi, Oct 31 (PTI) Superstar Aamir Khan has revealed he wants cousin Mansoor Khan to return to filmmaking and has been trying his best to convince him.

Mansoor, who made his directorial debut with 1988 Aamir-starrer "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak", last directed "Josh" in 2000.

Hyderabad Winter Races to start from tomorrow

Hyderabad, Oct 31 (PTI) All is set for the 34-day Hyderabad Races scheduled to commence at the Malakpet Race course here from Tomorrow.

In all, 241 races will be gone through during the winter programme with the season's blue-ribboned-the Golconda Derby Stakes- is scheduled for January 29, 2017.

Team India, Ashwin continue to lead ICC Test charts

Dubai, Oct 31 (PTI) There was no change at the top of ICC Test rankings for teams and bowlers as India and its premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin held on to their numero uno spots respectively.

India led the team's table with 115 points ahead of arch-rivals Pakistan (111) and Australia (108). England were at fourth place followed by South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, West Indies with Bangladesh and Zimbabwe completing the list.

Here's The Truth Behind The 'Fastest Cashier'. She's An Inspiring Woman.

A few days ago, a video titled ‘Fastest cashier of the world' went viral on Facebook with more than 14 million views and 200K shares. The video shows a lady cashier counting cash and depositing money at a really slow pace. This video went ballistically viral and the lady was mocked mercilessly online.

Bangladesh post historic Test victory against England

Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, center, celebrates the dismissal of England's Zafar Ansari during the third day of their second cricket test match in Dhaka. ─ AP

Dhaka,  (AFP) Bangladesh today recorded their first Test victory over England, taking all ten wickets in a single session thanks to teenage off-spin sensation Mehedi Hasan to win the second Test by 108 runs and square the series.

Celebrations erupted at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla Stadium and across the country as Bangladeshis revelled in one of the proudest moments in their sporting history.

Rani, Deepika star in India's win against Korea

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Singapore, Oct 30 (PTI) An inspired second half performance saw Indian eves outgun Korea 2-1 in an exciting encounter at the 4th Women Asian Champions Trophy hockey here today.

The win puts India on top of the pool standings.

A composed first quarter saw both sides challenge each other in a midfield battle. India were the ones who were pushed to the back foot early on, conceding a penalty corner, but Rajani s smart save ensured both teams went into the first break locked in a stalemate.

Tharanga closes in on 100 as Zimbabwe toil

Harare,  (AFP) Upul Tharanga closed in on a second Test century as he became the latest Sri Lankan batsman to make the most of Zimbabwe's dropped catches in the first Test at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.

Kusal Perera cashed in on two dropped catches to score his maiden Test century on the opening day of the match, and day two saw Tharanga put down on 66 by Tino Mawoyo.

India beat Pakistan 3-2 to reclaim Asian Champions Trophy

Kuantan (Malaysia),  (PTI) Favourites India prevailed 3-2 over arch-rivals Pakistan to reclaim the Asian Champions Trophy hockey, presenting a perfect Diwali gift to the nation here on Sunday.
Goals from Rupinder Pal Singh (18th minute), Yousuf Affan (23rd) and Nikkin Thimmaiah (51st) helped India surmount the challenge from Pakistan, who rallied from two goals behind through strikes by Muhammad Aleem Bilal (26th) and Ali Shaan (38th) in the title clash of the fourth edition of tournament.

Ranbir is here to stay: Anushka Sharma

Mumbai, Oct 30 (PTI) Actress Anushka Sharma has said that her co-star Ranbir Kapoor is here to stay and it's refreshing for a young actor like him to have done a variety of roles in the initial years of his career.
Teaming up for the second time after 'Bombay Velvet', Ranbir and Anushka's Karan Johar-directed 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' has managed to garner good business at the box office and may lift up Ranbir's plummeting career graph.

"Ranbir is a very good actor. He has given us some amazing films. I admire him for the choices he made at the beginning of his career. He did films like 'Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year', 'Rajneeti', 'Barfi'. It's refreshing to see a young actor making such kind of choices," Anushka told PTI.

Hillary Clinton gets Jennifer Lopez boost in Miami

Miami,  (AFP) Hillary Clinton took to the stage with Jennifer Lopez in Miami when the music superstar performed a free concert in the rain to encourage early voting in the battleground state of Florida.

The 47-year-old actress, singer and dancer whose toned physique appeared to defy gravity, powered through some of her greatest hits, including "Let's Get Loud" and "On the Floor" before an exuberant crowd who cheered and danced as rain drenched the outdoor amphitheater late yesterday.

Hailey Baldwin wants to have her own identity

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London, (PTI)Model Hailey Baldwin says she doesn't want to be known because of her parents and wants to make her own space in the industry.

The 19-year-old model, who is the daughter of actor Stephen and Kennya Baldwin, said she wants to prove herself, reported Female First.
"I want to do everything on my own without my name being a factor.

"I try to keep myself separate from it. Kids that already have a famous background are just following in their families' footsteps. My dad and all of his brothers have done this. This is my family business," she said.

मेंटेनेंस के चलते आज 5 घंटे बंद रहेगा मुंबई एयरपोर्ट, 1600 फ्लाइट्स पर पड़ेगा असर

मेंटेनेंस के चलते आज 5 घंटे बंद रहेगा मुंबई एयरपोर्ट, 1600 फ्लाइट्स पर पड़ेगा असर

मुंबई. सोमवार को मुंबई एयरपोर्ट 5 घंटे के लिए (दोपहर 12 बजे से शाम 5 बजे तक) बंद रहेगा। इस दौरान रनवे पर मेंटेनेंस का काम चलेगा। माना जा रहा है कि इसके चलते करीब 1600 फ्लाइट्स पर असर पड़ेगा। हालांकि, इन फ्लाइट्स में ज्यादातर डोमेस्टिक ही हैं। पायलट्स और एयरलाइंस को पहले ही दे दी गई है इन्फॉर्मेशन...

- एक अंग्रेजी अखबार की खबर के मुताबिक, एयरपोर्ट बंद होने की जानकारी पहले ही एयरलाइंस और पायलट्स को दी जा चुकी है।

Ranbir is the best actor: Aamir says after watching 'Ae Dil'

Mumbai, (PTI) Superstar Aamir Khan is all praise for "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" and overwhelmed with Ranbir Kapoor's performance in the romantic drama, going to the extent of calling him the best actor.

Aamir tweeted that the Karan Johar's directorial venture is a "must watch".

"Just saw Ae Dil. WHAT a film!!! I just LOVED it! Karan has hit the ball out of the stadium. Ranbir, Aishwarya and Anushka have just killed it. Ranbir is the best actor! Period! A must see!" the 51-year-old actor gushed on the social networking site.

क्या आपने देखा दीपिका पादुकोण और विन डीजल का क्यूट दिवाली वीडियो!

नई दिल्ली। दीवाली के मौके पर बॉलीवुड अदाकारा दीपिका पादुकोण और हॉलीवुड के पहले को एक्टर विन डीजल ने सभी को दिवाली पर खास मैसेज दिया है। विन ने दिवाली की बधाई खास तौर पर हिंदी में दी है। गौर हो कि दीपिका विन डीजल के साथ हॉलीवुड फिल्म 'ट्रिपल एक्स' रिर्टन ऑफ जैन्डर केज' में काम कर रही है।

रणबीर कपूर के फैन हुए आमिर खान, तारीफ में कही ये बातें

सुपरस्टार आमिर खान फिल्म 'ऐ दिल है मुश्किल' में अभिनेता रणबीर कपूर के अभिनय से बेहद प्रभावित हुए.

उन्होंने कहा कि रणबीर एक बेहतरीन अभिनेता हैं. आमिर ने ट्विटर पर करण जौहर की फिल्म की प्रशंसा करते हुए कहा, 'ऐ दिल..' अभी अभी देखी. करण ने बेहतरीन फिल्म बनाई है. ऐश्वर्या, रणबीर और अनुष्का ने कमाल का अभिनय किया है. रणबीर बेहतरीन अभिनेता हैं.'

आमिर खान

'ऐ दिल है मुश्किल' में एश्वर्या राय बच्चन, अनुष्का शर्मा और फवाद खान भी मुख्य भूमिकाओं में हैं.

वहीं बॉक्स ऑफिस पर अभिनेता व फिल्म निर्माता अजय देवगन की फिल्म 'शिवाय' और करण की 'ऐ दिल है मुश्किल' एक ही दिन शुक्रवार को रिलीज हुई है.

इस फिल्म का निर्माण फॉक्स स्टार स्टूडियो और धर्मा प्रोडक्शन ने किया है.


भोपाल: हेड कॉन्स्टेबल की हत्या कर सेंट्रल जेल से भागे 8 सिमी आतंकी, चादर से रस्सी बनाकर फांदी दीवार

फरार आतंकी

भोपाल की सेंट्रल जेल से 8 सिमी आतंकियों के भागने की खबर है. ये सभी आतंकी ड्यूटी पर मौजूद हेड कॉन्स्टेबल को मारकर फरार हो गए. मारे गए हेड कॉन्स्टेबल की पहचान रमाशंकर के रूप में हुई है.

भागने वाले सभी 8 आतंकी शेख मुजीब, खालिद, मजीद, अकील खिलजी, जाकिर, महबूब, अमजद और सलिख हैं. राज्य के गृह मंत्री भूपेंद्र सिंह ने कहा कि पूरे राज्य की पुलिस को अलर्ट कर दिया गया है. जेल प्रबंधन की वजह से आतंकियों ने इस घटना को अंजाम दिया. कार्रवाई करते हुए जेल के 5 अधिकारियों को सस्पेंड किया गया है.

आतंकियों ने जेल में मिली चादरों की रस्सी बनाई , उसी के सहारे वे दीवार फांद गए. पूरे प्रदेश की पुलिस को अलर्ट कर दिया गया है. बताया जा रहा है कि इसमें से कुछ आतंकी वे भी हैं जो 2013 में खंडवा जेल से भागे थे. घटना रात करीब 3 बजे की है. आतंकियों पर देशद्रोह और अन्य कई संगीन मामले दर्ज है.डीआईजी ने बताया कि उन्होंने पहले गार्ड को घेर कर अपने कब्जे में लिया और फिर स्टील की प्लेट से उसका गला काट कर उसे मार डाला. उन्होंने बताया कि विस्तृत जानकारी अभी आनी बाकी हैं. फरार कार्यकर्ताओं की खोज के लिए अभियान शुरू कर दिया गया है.

घटना पर गृह मंत्रालय की नजर

मुजीब शेख अहमदाबाद-बॉम्बे ब्लास्ट का मास्टर माइंड है, वो अहमदाबाद जुहापुरा का रहने वाला है. गुजरात एटीएस को भोपाल जेल से इसके भागे जाने कि खबर मिलने के बाद एजेंसी पुरी तरह अलर्ट. गृह मंत्रालय की भी पूरे मामले पर नजर है. गृह मंत्रालय का आतंरिक सुरक्षा विभाग रख रहा है नजर. मध्य प्रदेश के पड़ोसी राज्यों को अलर्ट किया गया.


उत्तर प्रदेश राज्य कर्मचारी महासंघ का ऐलान, आज करेेंगे प्रदर्शन

उत्तर प्रदेश राज्य कर्मचारी महासंघ का ऐलान, आज करेेंगे प्रदर्शन

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