• How Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and more celebrated Anushka Sharma’s birthday

    This month is a special one for Bollywood star Anushka Sharma. Not only is the actor on the cover of Vogue India’s May 2016 issue, she also celebrated her 28th birthday this May 1, and received a whole lot of love from her Bollywood besties. Wishing her on Twitter were stars including Sharma’s Sultan co-star Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Farhan Akhtar, Richa Chadda, Sonali Bendre Behl, Dino Morea, Mini Mathur, Manish Malhotra, Radhika Apte and many more! Check out who said what here.

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  • Bipasha Basu Marries Karan Singh Grover: Celebs Congratulate on Twitter

    Bollywood celebrities, including Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan and Shilpa Shetty congratulated Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover, who got married in Mumbai on April 30. The wedding was attended by celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan and Sushmita Sen. Many Bollywood celebrities congratulated the couple on Twitter. Here's what celebrities wrote:

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  • Not without my daughter: Sex worker’s fight to get her child back

    She was trafficked from her native Andhra Pradesh village to Delhi eight years ago after her first husband died and was forced into prostitution. The brothel owners paid her no money for serving 20-25 men every day and even took away one of her children. But 30-year-old Sarika didn’t give up. With the help of a customer who fell in love and married her, she escaped her traffickers and began looking for her second daughter, whose whereabouts she doesn’t know. Sarika is now fighting in court for custody of the girl, who police say was put up for adoption as Sarika signed away her rights. She says she was forced to sign the papers because as a sex slave she could do little to stop it. She can’t

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  • AAP founder member quits, alleges Kejriwal promoting people from his own community

    A year after senior AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav broke away from AAP, another founder-member, Ilyas Azmi, resigned Monday alleging that minorities and backward castes were being ignored by the party. Speaking to The Indian Express, Azmi — who is a former AAP National Executive and Political Affairs Committee (PAC) member — said, “The committees that the party was forming were either their people or belonged to the upper castes. Prior to the Delhi elections, they formed state units where most leaders belonged to the upper castes.

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  • NEET: SC asks Health Ministry, MCI to respond on state govt’s plea by Thursday

    The Supreme Court has asked the Health Ministry and the Medical Council of India (MCI) to respond to the state governments' plea to hold separate exams for admission in medical courses by Thursday. A bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur on Monday said the hearing by the special bench headed by Justice Anil R. Dave will take place on Tuesday at 2 pm after a battery of senior lawyers, including Gopal Subramaniam appearing for Jammu and Kashmir, and KK Venugopal appearing for Association of Private Medical Colleges of Karnataka, mentioned the matter. The apex court had on April 29, said that the entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17 will be held as per the schedule through the two-phased common entrance test NEET on May 1 and July 24.

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  • Brutal rape, murder of a woman in Kerala sparks protests

    By Anuradha Nagaraj CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of people in Kerala took to the streets on Tuesday to demand a fast investigation into the rape, murder and mutilation of a woman whose death has drawn comparisons with a 2012 gang rape that forced a change to the law. Police are looking for a suspect seen leaving the home of the 30-year-old woman who suffered multiple stab wounds and had her intestines pulled out during the attack in Ernakulam, Kerala, investigators said. Protesters gathered outside the hospital where the woman's body had been taken, holding placards demanding justice for the victim, who belonged to the Dalit group, traditionally the lowest ranked in India's caste system.

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  • Reliance Jio’s Lyf smartphones make it to top 5

    India with 23 percent growth in smartphone market provided relief to global smartphone-makers as they struggled to sell phones around the world and Reliance Jio’s Lyf smartphone also took the opportunity to creep up to the top five spot among smartphones in terms of shipments, a new report by Counterpoint Research showed. Peter Richardson, Research Director at Counterpoint Research said, “India which surpassed USA to become the second largest smartphone market in terms of users has continued to register strong demand for smartphone. There is a massive opportunity for every player in the mobile value chain when the second largest market by volume is still under penetrated and growing, while the

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  • Scientists say people married to depressed spouse more likely to be sad

    People married to a frail spouse are likely to become frail themselves and a person married to a depressed spouse is more likely to be sad, say researchers, adding that in older adults, frailty and depression are connected within couples. Frailty, a condition that affects 10% of people aged 65 and older, can make older adults more prone to disability, falls, hospitalisation and a shorter lifespan. They found the frailer an older person is the more likely it is that he or she will become depressed. The more depressed an older person is the more likely he or she is to become frail. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, examined the effects of frailty and depression

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  • Give Kohinoor to Jagannath temple, says BJD MP in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday

    A demand for getting back the Kohinoor diamond from Britain and giving it to the Jagannath Temple in Puri, as had been willed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was made in the Rajya Sabha today. Raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention, Bhupinder Singh (BJD) said Maharaja Ranjit Singh had willed that the Kohinoor diamond be given to Jagannath Temple as Guru Nanak Dev had visited Puri and mentioned about the diety in the holy book of Guru Granth Saheb.

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  • Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talc-powder trial

    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) was ordered by a U.S. jury on Monday to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the company’s talc-powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer. The verdict, which J&J plans to appeal, was the second straight trial loss for the company, which is facing about 1,200 lawsuits accusing it of not adequately warning consumers about its talc-based products' cancer risks. Following a three-week trial in Missouri state court, jurors deliberated for about a day before returning a verdict for Gloria Ristesund.

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  • Malaika Arora Khan’s cool blue lehenga is what you need for a summer wedding

    Despite the rising temperature, few couples are willing to forsake the de riguer Indian ethnic dress code for summer weddings. But for this weekend’s big event—Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover’s nuptials—Malaika Arora Khan showed up in an ensemble that makes the whole lehenga-dupatta saga seem not so tedious. Dressed in a powder blue Anita Dongre lehenga for the reception, Khan kept the overall look clean (but definitely not understated) with a jadau necklace and a statement ring. To recreate the look with a bohemian touch, swap the diamonds for silver jewellery, and you are good to dance away at the next mehendi pencilled into your planner. Click through the slideshow to find out how to put

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  • Libra Weekly Horoscope

    Here's what's in store for you the week of May 2.

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  • Malia Obama makes college choice: Harvard

    Malia Obama, the elder daughter of the president and first lady, has chosen a college: Harvard.

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  • Drashti Dhami wishes good luck to new 'Raja-Rani'

    Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Actress Drashti Dhami has lauded child artistes Sagar Hingonia and Mahima Joshi who will be taking over TV show "Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani" as post-leap leads, saying they are "adorable" and also wished them good luck. Both the kids who are playing the role of Raja and Rani are absolutely adorable. The exit of the lead couple Siddhant Karnick and Drashti will introduce an all new cast post leap as Raja and Rani.

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  • IPL 2016, RCB vs KKR: Quiet Knight Yusuf Pathan rises in Bangalore

    Two Indians, who are now more or less almost exclusively associated with IPL, one a big-hearted leggie, other a big basher, had a night to remember in Bangalore. Yuzvinder Chahal nearly won the game for RCB but it was Kolkata Knight Riders' Yusuf Pathan who ended up with that winning feeling. Yuzvendra Chahal is small wiry man, a sort of a figure who Tony Grieg would have hailed as a "that little man" to push postcolonial buttons in some Indian viewers.

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  • I haven't done anything wrong: Pratyusha's boyfriend

    Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Rahul Raj Singh, boyfriend of the deceased Prayusha Bannerjee, accused of abetting her suicide and currently out on anticipatory bail, says he is waiting for the truth to be revealed.

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  • Aamir buys bike containing metal of INS Vikrant

    Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan has become a proud owner of the new Bajaj V, a motorcycle which contains metal of India's de-commissioned aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. Aamir was inspired to buy the V15 when he learnt that the new launch from Bajaj contains metal from INS Vikrant, which played a role in the 1971 India-Pakistan war. When Rajiv Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Auto, got to know that Aamir, a personal friend, had placed an order for a V15, he contacted Aamir and decided to have a unique customisation done for his Bajaj V. The new V made for Aamir has a customized embossing of the initial A on the fuel tank and one-off graphic design of "Chote Lal" affectionately inscribed on the rear seat cowl.

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  • Xiaomi Mi 5 review: A great smartphone with a not-so-great software experience

    Now that the product has finally arrived in our test centre, it’s time to do some detailed analysis to see if this is the flagship phone to go for. Build and Design: 8.5 / 10 The Xiaomi Mi 5 borrows a lot of elements from its Mi Note series of phones and was constantly referred to during the launch address. One look at the Mi 5 and you will see the similarities for yourself. Xiaomi has refined the 3D glass curve design, making it way more rounded than we’ve seen on the Mi Note. The metal frame merges seamlessly onto the glass back on the edges. The chamfering has a lot more slope. The Mi 5 looks elegant and with just around 7.25mm thickness and weighing around 129g, it’s impressive that Xiaomi has

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  • How Mumbai has gained 15 sq km by the sea

    First spotted in satellite images from 2009, a mass of land, mostly mudflats with a lush mangrove cover, has now been added to the geographical limits of Mumbai. The land mass, almost 1,496 hectares or 14.96 sq km, hugs the eastern coast from Airoli in the eastern suburbs to Sewri in Central Mumbai. This means the financial capital’s geographical sprawl has gone from 67.79 sq km to 82.75 sq km. It’s an addition to the city by a fifth of its existing size.

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  • Why Juice Is Bad For Your Teeth, Plus 4 Ways To Fix It

    When it comes to offering major health benefits and aiding weight-loss, juicing has its pros.

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