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Orlando Bloom warned Miranda Kerr about his naked images

Los Angeles: Supermodel Miranda Kerr says she was not shocked when she saw naked photographs of her former husband Orlando Bloom online. Kerr says Bloom had actually told her about the racy images, which were taken when he was paddle-boarding with his new girlfriend Katy Perry, before they surfaced on the internet, reports aceshowbiz.com. Publicly

Indian women’s chess team confident of Olympiad medal

Chennai: The fifth-seeded Indian women’s chess team, spearheaded by World No.5 Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli, is confident of putting up a good show at the upcoming World Chess Olympiad at the Azerbaijan capital of Baku, its members say. With an average ELO rating of 2410 points, the Indian women’s team is seeded after China (2528),

Youth Shot Dead, 6 Injured in Baramulla

Kashmir: A youth was shot dead while six others were wounded, three of them critically. when the Army allegedly opened fire to disperse a protest demostration in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district Wednesday morning. Witnesses and reports from north Kashmir said a protest demonstration was held by locals of Nadihal village against the highhandedness of forces

Harassed by NRI wife , husband commits suicide in Kapurthala

Kapurthala: After writing a suicide note and uploading a video, man committed suicide after being harassed and ditched by his NRI wife. The deceased  has been identified as Tarun Arora (28). His father, Harbans Lal lodged complaint that after Tarun’s marriage, his wife Rachanjeet Kaur left for Canada and she applied for Visa for Tarun. She

Kolkata Shame: 12-Year-Old Allegedly Raped By 2 Cab Drivers, Body Thrown Off Bridge

KOLKATA: A 12-year-old girl in Kolkata was kidnapped, gang-raped and murdered, allegedly by two cab drivers who have been arrested. The girl, who lived on the pavement with her family, was allegedly picked up from the streets in central Kolkata around 5 am on Wednesday. Her mother said she raised an alarm immediately. The police

Abide by international awards, Kerry warns China

New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry here on Wednesday sent out a strong message to China over its dispute with the Philippines on the contentious South China sea and warned that the “international order” should not be underestimated. The US diplomat cited India as an example in abiding by the international order when

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Beijing: US tech giant Microsoft has sold MSN China — a Chinese edition of its global web portal — to its local partner Xichuang Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd founded by the portal’s top executive. Microsoft said on its official blog that it had signed an agreement to sell MSN China, effective from September, reported Chinese

Esha Gupta not part of ‘Swamy Ra Ra’ sequel

Mumbai: Actress Esha Gupta has shot down reports that she might be making her Telugu film debut with a sequel of “Swamy Ra Ra”. There were reports that Esha, who is basking in the praise coming her way post “Rustom”, will star in director Nikhil’s next. She was tipped to play the role of a

What makes some people binge drink while others stay sober

Washington: Researchers have discovered a mechanism that strongly influences whether or not someone is likely to drink a lot of alcohol. Alcohol can reduce firing of neurons or brain circuits, which is why it reduces anxiety and social inhibitions, and those who are less sensitive to motor-impairing effects of alcohol are likely to drink much,

Seven killed in rain-related incidents in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: At least seven persons including four children were killed today in two separate rain-related incidents following heavy downpour in the city since morning which has caused water-logging in many areas and brought traffic to a standstill in most parts of the city. Four members of a family including two kids and their parents died

Perth tests first driverless bus

Canberra : Australia’s first driverless and electric shuttle bus plied on road on Wednesday in a trial run in Perth. The trial involved the ‘RAC Intellibus’ travelling along the South Perth Esplanade, carrying passengers, interacting with traffic, parked cars, cyclists and pedestrians, Xinhua news agency reported. “We anticipate this first step in exploring how driverless

FMSCI has no plans to remove ‘chairman’ Vijay Mallya

New Delhi: India motor sports body FMSCI has no plans to remove Vijay Mallya as its chairman despite the troubled businessmen being wanted back home for unpaid loans to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore. “As of now there are no plans to remove him. Anyway he is an honorary chairman and has no executive

ZEEL sells Ten Sports to Sony Pictures for USD 385 mn

New Delhi: Media Firm Zee Entertainment Enterprise Ltd (ZEEL) has sold its sports channel Ten Sports to Sony Pictures Networks for a USD 385-million (about Rs 2,579 crore) all cash deal. “The Board of the Directors of the company approved sale and transfer of the ‘Sports Broadcasting Business’ of the company…to Sony Pictures Networks India

Regional Indian food has suddenly gained attention: Chef Kunal Kapur

New Delhi: Authentic Indian food is establishing its footprint on the global culinary map but the nation’s gastronomical story is fast moving towards fusion, says celebrity chef Kunal Kapur. He is also impressed with the rising popularity of regional food in the country, and notes that “local desi” dishes are getting a modern makeover. “In

Kerry’s visit to religious sites cancelled after heavy rains

New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposed visit to three religious sites in the city was cancelled today as heavy rains lashed the national capital since morning. Kerry was scheduled to visit the Gauri Shankar temple, Jama Masjid and Gurdwara Sisganj Sahib in the old Delhi area around 11 AM today. “The visit

Pak has to do more to clear terror sanctuaries: Kerry

New Delhi:  The United States today said that it is clear that Pakistan has to do more work towards clearing the terror sanctuaries and push harder against “indigenous groups” operating from its soil that are affecting ties with India and Afghanistan’s peace and stability. US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is on a three-day

Ammy Virk’s new movie “Nikka Zaildar” First Look Poster

First Look Poster of Ammy Virk and Sonam Bajwa starrer movie ‘Nikka

A simple sadhu in a complex world makes waves

Title: Om Swami As We Know Him; Authors: Ismita Tandon and Swami Vidyananda Om Publisher: Harper Element; Pages: 278; Price: Rs 350 This is a book for believers. If you don’t have faith in god, avoid this. But if you are a devotee, this will be an eye-opener of a book. To those who may

Two cases filed on complaint by refinery officials

Bathinda: Police have registered two cases against unknown persons for threatening the transporters and employees of the refinery. Charanjit Singh, police have registered a case under Sections 341 and 506 of the IPC against 15 unknown persons. The complaint alleged that on August 8 around 10.45 pm, some unknown persons stopped a bus deployed for

Heavy rains in Delhi

New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed the national capital today leading to water-logging in major roads that crippled movement of traffic across the city. Delhi Traffic Police said major water-logged points included Ring Road Dhaula Kuan, Bhairon Marg towards Mathura Road and the Teen Murti roundabout among others. The weather office has forecast thunderstorm with rain