• Mercury In Sagittarius: There’s Something Unusual Happening – How Will It Impact You?

    After entering Sagittarius on 28th November, 2016, Mercury will be turning retrograde on the 19th December, 2016, and will then turn direct on 8th January, 2017. Find out how this transit will influence you.

  • Jayalalithaa put on heart assistance device after cardiac arrest

    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec. 4 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has been put on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device by expert doctors and critical care specialists at Apollo Hospitals after she suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. "Dr. Richard Beale, professor of intensive care medicine, from London was also consulted, and he has concurred with the line of treatment by our cardiologists & pulmonologists," said Apollo Hospitals.

  • SCOOP: Chak De! Girl Sagarika Ghatge Is Dating Cricketer Zaheer Khan

    Sagarika was Zaheer's date to Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech's star-studded Goan wedding and the two were not trying to hide their romance

  • Rs 10 lakh in scrapped notes found with actor Balakrishna's wife

    Tirupati, Dec 4 (IANS) Scrapped notes valued Rs.10 lakh were found in the possession of popular Telugu actor and TDP legislator N. Balakrishna's wife Vasundhara Devi at Renigunta Airport near here. The cash was found when she was checking out along with five family members after landing from Hyderabad on Saturday. Vasundhara showed IT documents to the officials and told them that she brought the money for offering it to Lord Venkateswara temple.

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  • Check out: Abhishek Bachchan and Farah Khan gate crash Boman Irani’s birthday dinner

    They say friends and foes aren’t permanent in the glamour industry but some off screen camaraderie between celebrities are strong enough to give us serious friendship goals. One amongst them is the friendship between Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani and Farah Khan who are considered to be besties. Boman Irani recently turned a year older and the celebration would have been incomplete without his friends from the industry. Abhishek Bachchan and Farah Khan in their funny, wacky style posed with the birthday boy for some clicks and sharing a picture on Instagram was our very own Junior Bachchan. He wrote, “So @farahkhankunder and I gate crashed @boman_irani birthday dinner. Had the wish the young

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  • Shocking: Mira Rajput calls Shahid Kapoor a cradle-snatcher

    Amidst speculations about Shahid Kapoor coming to the chat show Koffee With Karan with his reel wife Deepika Padukone, recently we revealed that the partner accompanying Sasha on the show is none other than his real wife Mira Rajput. While they have often been spotted at airports, events or Instagram pictures together, this will be the first time where audience will get to witness the bond of Shahid – Mira on television. As reported before, this will be Mira’s first appearance and we hear that she is already a pro at handling so much attention. While she did break many hearts by marrying one of the hottest bachelors in B-town, Mira, it is being said, is a firebrand – young and uninhibited. Discussing

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  • I was sexually abused until I was 17: Ganesh Nallari

    Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Ganesh Nallari, a sexually abused child, is now a well-settled artiste and painter, at peace with his traumatic past . In a documentary entitled "UnSpoken" Ganesh speaks on what it means to be a victim of sexual abuse and how to beat the demons that threaten to destroy the violated human being's very essence of existence.

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  • Alia a big star now, don't get time to meet her: Rahul Bhatt

    Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Fitness trainer Rahul Bhatt says his sister Alia Bhatt is a big star now and he doesn't get to meet her quite often. Rahul however says his relationship with his father Mahesh Bhatt has also evolved over the years. Currently Rahul is in news for training Aamir Khan for his film "Dangal".

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  • Sanjay Dutt lets out his darkest secrets to Ranbir Kapoor

    Everybody’s favourite ‘Baba’ Sanjay Dutt is back to his old ways. And we don’t mean that in a bad way. Baba, says a very close friend, loves his drinks and polishes off a bottle of whiskey every day. But that’s okay. He doesn’t get abusive, as reported in a section of the press. In fact he loves his friends now more than ever before after prolonged incarceration. Friends drop in at his Pali Hill residence unannounced, chat till the wee hours, stay for dinner, then chat again. Says the pal affectionately, “Baba doesn’t want his friends to leave when they visit him. Maanyata runs an open house and a round-the-clock kitchen. No one who drops in during the evening is allowed to leave without dinner.”

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  • I-T rejects declarations of Rs.2 lakh cr, Rs.13,860 cr after declarants found 'suspicious'

    New Delhi [India], Dec. 4 (ANI): The Income Tax Department has rejected two sets of declarations of Rs.2 lakh crore and Rs. 13,860 crore made from Mumbai and Ahmedabad, respectively, after an inquiry found that declarants were "persons of suspicious nature" and "very small means" and the declarations could have been misused. "It was announced that declarations totalling Rs. 65,250 crore were received from 64,275 declarants, subject to reconciliation. After final reconciliation, the revised figure of actual declarations received and taken on record was Rs. 67,382 crores, which had been made by 71,726 declarants," said the statement.

  • US woman alleged gang-rape: Govt. assures action

    New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday assured that the government would initiate action against the culprits, who allegedly gang-raped a U.S. woman at a five-star hotel near Connaught Place earlier this year. "I have seen the media reports about gang rape of an American tourist in Delhi in March this year. The External Affairs Minister's assertion came after the Delhi Police received an e-mail complaint from the woman claiming that she was gang-raped by five men at a five-star hotel.

  • SC unaware of cultural significance of Jallikattu: BJP

    Chennai [India], Dec. 3 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday appeared to suggest to the Supreme Court that it needed to be aware of the cultural significance of the festival of Jallikattu, and not question the Centre's decision to go ahead with the bull taming festival. "Worship of bull has been mentioned in Mahabharata period. Since the bovine is used for agriculture, hence the Jallikattu is like a thanks giving ceremony for them.

  • First Look Of Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2

    Akshay Kumar unveiled the poster of his upcoming film Jolly LLB 2 which is also a teaser for the fans and followers to wait for the first look. The actor took to Twitter to share the first poster of his upcoming film. The poster shows Akshay riding a scooter, maybe hunting for some cases, just like Arshad Warsi did in the previous part, with the tagline that reads ‘The State vs Jolly LL.B 2‘.

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  • Do You Know that 2017 Has 14 Long Weekends? Here’s How You Can Make the Most of Them!

    The new year is just around the corner. As always, it brings with it new possibilities, new opportunities and hopes of long weekends. With 2016 flying by quicker than you can say, 'When’s the next long weekend?", most Indians have been hoping that 2017 has longer weekends and more holidays than this year. Well, we have some good news for you. Unlike 2016, where most of the festivals of India fell on weekends, 2017 has quite a number of holidays falling on Mondays – 7 of the holidays in 2017 are on Mondays, 6 are on Saturdays, 5 on Fridays and behold, only 2 on Sundays! So, if you love the delicious respite a long weekend brings to your packed calendar, this is definitely the right time to start planning the epic adventures you are going to have next year. Photo Source   With 2017 around the corner, here's a list of the potential long weekends and amazing destinations you can visit in that free time. Start planning, folks! 1. January- Khajjiar [caption id="attachment_77024" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Khajjiar[/caption] Photo Source Thu, 26 Jan: Republic Day Fri, 27 Jan: You need to take leave Sat, 28 Jan Sun, 29 Jan Still not over your New Year’s holiday hangover? The real world rushing back too soon? Plan a relaxing getaway to Khajjiar, a breathtaking little hill station in Himachal Pradesh, whose verdant deodar forests, lush green meadows and tiny lake (right at the centre of a glade) has earned it the title of "Mini Switzerland of India". If you love snowy dreamlands, you will love Khajjiar in winter! 2. February - Jaisalmer [caption id="attachment_77026" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Jaisalmer[/caption] Photo Source Fri, 24 Feb: Maha Shivratri / You need to take leave Sat, 25 Feb Sun, 26 Feb If you thought Bikaner's camel festival was the ultimate in India's desert festivals, wait till you see the Jaisalmer Desert Festival. A three-day long extravaganza of dances, music, handicraft fairs and interesting competitions - including really unusual ones like a 'Mr Desert' pageant, a 'turban-tying' contest and a 'best moustache' contest. A fantastic showcase of all things Rajasthani, the Jaisalmer Desert Festival (organised by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation) is perfect for a February getaway. 3. March - Havelock Island [caption id="attachment_77042" align="aligncenter" width="938"] Havelock Island[/caption] Photo Source Sat, 11 Mar Sun, 12 Mar Mon, 13 Mar: Holi Here's another option if you get gazetted holidays off! Sat, 25 Mar Sun, 26 Mar Mon, 27 Mar: You need to take leave Tue, 28 Mar: Gudi Padva/ Ugadi A sleepy little island with swaying palms, secluded beaches and quiet back roads, Havelock Island (in the Andaman Islands) is a place where the ocean sings to your heart. From exploring the serene coastline to snorkeling in the azure ocean, this island promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all those who seek tranquility. Perfect for a March getaway, right? Also Read: 20 Fascinating Facts About Andaman And Nicobar Islands We Bet You Didn’t Know 4. April - Kotagiri [caption id="attachment_77036" align="aligncenter" width="5184"] Kotagiri[/caption] Photo Source Thu, 13 Apr: Baisakhi Fri, 14 Apr: Dr Ambedkar Jayanti/ Good Friday Sat, 15 Apr Sun, 16 Apr: Easter Here's another option if you get gazetted holidays off! Sat, 1 Apr Sun, 2 Apr Mon, 3 Apr: You need to take leave Tue, 4 Apr: Ram Navami Tucked away in the primeval forests of the Nilgiris, Kotagiri is a beautiful little hill station that is often overlooked by travellers heading to its more famous neighbour, Ooty. With its breathtaking views, endless trails and perennially cool climate, this quiet unassuming mountain town is perfect for a weekend getaway in the hot, humid months of April. You May Like: #TravelTales: Nilgiris’ Prettiest Hill Station Is Also Tranquil, Trek-Worthy and Totally Offbeat 5. May - Landsdowne [caption id="attachment_77038" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Bhula Taal in Landsdowne[/caption] Photo Source Sat, 29 Apr Sun, 30 Apr Mon, 1 May: May Day One of Uttaranchal's most unexplored and underrated hill stations, Landsdowne is set amidst breathtaking Himalayan surroundings. Its verdant forests of towering pines are lovely, dark and deep, just ideal for those long walks and summer picnics. All this make Landsdown the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate after a sultry summer. 6. June - Malshej Ghat [caption id="attachment_77049" align="aligncenter" width="1022"] Malshej Ghat[/caption] Photo Source Sat, 24 Jun Sun, 25 Jun Mon, 26 Jun: Ramzan Eid Experiencing monsoon at Malshej Ghat is a magical experience. Approximately 154 km north-west of Pune, the thickly forested rugged landscape of Malshej Ghat comes alive with innumerable cascading waterfalls during the monsoon. For those who love road trips, the 400 km ride from Mumbai to Malshej Ghat in July is one of the best monsoon road trip options in India. 7. August - Vythiri [caption id="attachment_77125" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Vythiri[/caption] Photo Source Sat, 12 Aug Sun, 13 Aug Mon, 14 Aug: Janmashtami/ You need to take leave Tue, 15 Aug: Independence Day Here's another one Fri, 25 Aug: Ganesh Chaturthi Sat, 26 Aug Sun, 27 Aug An August vacation to Vythiri is an incredibly heady experience. The tiny village lies sprawled across the banks of a sprightly mountain stream, gurgling its way through the verdant forests of Wayanad. Wrapped in the lush embrace of a tropical rainforest, Vythiri is a place where one dwells in perfect harmony with nature, pristine and hitherto unexplored. 9. September - Orchha [caption id="attachment_77047" align="aligncenter" width="3872"] Orchha[/caption] Photo Source Sat, 30 Sep Sun, 1 Oct Mon, 2 Oct: Gandhi Jayanti Orchha literally means 'hidden place' and it stays true to its name! Once the capital of the mighty Bundela Rajput kings, the historic town lies nestled on the boulder-strewn banks of the Betwa river. The Betwa river, has seven streams converging at Orchha making it an absolute must see. Orchha also has a Wildlife sanctuary which is home to some of the most endangered species in the world. 10. October - Agumbe [caption id="attachment_77041" align="aligncenter" width="950"] Agumbe[/caption] Photo Source Sat, 14 Oct Sun, 15 Oct Mon, 16 Oct: Dhanteras / You need to take leave Tue, 17 Oct: Naraka Chaturdashi / You need to take leave Wed, 18 Oct: Diwali One of the most scenic places on the Western Ghats in Karnataka, Agumbe is famous for its spectacular sunsets. A place which receives some of the heaviest rainfall in southern India, Agumbe in October is a lush green place where dewy mornings moisten the sunny afternoons with a refreshingly cool breeze. Interestingly, Agumbe is also where the iconic ' Malgudi Days' TV series was shot. 12. December - Diu [caption id="attachment_77051" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Diu Fort[/caption] Photo Source Fri, 1 Dec: Eid-e-Milad Sat, 2 Dec Sun, 3 Dec Sat, 23 Dec Sun, 24 Dec Mon, 25 Dec: Christmas Next winter, ditch Goa's crowded Christmas parties and visit the tiny but stunning island Diu. Famed for its pristine seashores and magnificent 16th century fort, Diu hosts the annual Diu festival every year in December. Thanks to its Portuguese connection, Diu also has a charming way of celebrating Christmas - the unique corrindinho dance, the midnight mass at the beautiful St Paul's church and more. Last year, Diu hosted India's longest beach festival, the 77-day Festa de Diu, in December! Can’t decide where to go? Browse through our treasure trove of travel articles! Happy hunting! Also Read: #TravelTales: 7 Epic Road Trips in North East India That Will Satisfy Your Wanderlust Like this story? Have something to share? Email: contact@thebetterindia.com, or join us on Facebook and Twitter (@thebetterindia). NEW! Log into www.gettbi.com to get positive news on Whatsapp.

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  • Don’t Expect PM Modi To Get On To The Back Foot Now; Ganesha Foresees More Key Changes

    It may be tough, but not insurmountable for PM Modi to destroy the demons of the economy post the demonetisation move, says Ganesha after a thorough analysis of his Chart.

  • Delhi court quashes non-bailable warrant against Omji Maharaj

    New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 (ANI): In a major relief to Vinodanand Jha, popularly known as Swami Omji Maharaj, a Delhi Court on Saturday quashed the non-bailable warrant issued against him in connection with the theft case lodged by his brother. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Satish Kumar Arora had earlier on December 3issued the Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) directing Maharaj to appear before the court. Earlier, Maharaj was asked to appear before the court on November 8 and November 21.

  • Cinnamon, honey help in getting rid of blackheads

    New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Blackheads are small bumps that appear due to pores becoming clogged with oil and dead skin but cinnamon and honey can help in combating this because of anti-bacterial qualities, says an expert. Priyanka Tyagi, trainee head of Skeyndor India, has shared tips on how to get rid of blackheads from your face. It works as an exfoliant to scrub away dead skin cells leaving skin soft and smooth.

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  • My sister is pushing our elderly mother to sell her $2 million home

    This woman describes her mother as ‘frail and scared.’

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  • Box Office: Kahaani 2 collects 4.25 cr. on Day One, Dear Zindagi collects 2.25 cr on Day 8

    Kahaani 2 has seen fair collections on Day One as Rs. 4.25 crores came in. This is actually pretty much on the expected lines as the buzz was just about decent for the film which didn’t quite see great hype enroute release. Considering the fact that the film was coming off the super success of Kahaani, there could have been much more heat generated but that was not really the case. Nonetheless, the collections are still decent to begin with and it would all boil down to how the footfalls increase today and tomorrow. When compared to the opening day of films belonging to similar genre (suspense dramatic thrillers) that have released in 2016, this is how Kahaani 2 stands: Wazir – Rs. 5.57 crores

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  • Box Office: Dear Zindagi grosses approx. Rs. 100 crores worldwide

    Alia Bhatt – Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dear Zindagi has been doing brisk business at the box office. The film directed by Gauri Shinde that released last week on Friday has seen an exponential growth in business over the weekend at the domestic box office. In this box office report, we take a look at the gross worldwide collection of Dear Zindagi breaking the same into gross domestic collections and gross overseas collections of the film. Dear Zindagi box office at a glance (End of Day 8) India Gross: Rs. 68.40 cr. Overseas Gross: Rs. 31.80 cr Total Worldwide Gross: Rs. 100.20 cr.

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