Los Angeles: Late king of pop Michael Jackson wanted to play of Jar Jar Binks, one of “Star Wars” most disliked characters, according to Ahmed Best, the actor who played the clumsy creature in the film.
Atlanta (Georgia): Jamaica striker Jobi McAnuff believes the Caribbean champions have exceeded expectations in reaching the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup football tourney. The Jamaican side became the first-ever Caribbean side to reach the final of the prestigious tournament when they stunned defending champions and favourites United States 2-1 in Wednesday’s semifinal at the Georgia Dome stadium, reports CMC.
Mumbai: The hunt for India’s most desirable man by country’s oldest and most prestigious pageant for men came to its end with Rohit Khandewal from Hyderabad being announced Provogue Personal Care Mr India 2015. The Mr India 2015 winners were announced after multi-city auditions that received an overwhelming response from over 10 thousand participants across the country.
Melbourne: A local Russian beauty named Olga Kuzkova, who was chosen by CSKA Moscow to represent their team in the Miss Russia Premier League beauty contest, was stripped off her title after her racist posts surfaced. The 21-year-old beauty, who won the “Miss Charming” title at the pageant, was alleged of supporting Nazism and was claimed to be a diehard racist, reported News.com.au.
New Delhi: Kabir Khan recently unveiled the first look of his upcoming movie ‘Phantom’ and the poster took over Twitter as soon as it came out. The Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer flick is said to be about the situation post 26/11 attacks in Mumbai and global terrorism.
New Delhi: Delhi University has started its new academic session and award-winning singer Kailash Kher, who couldn’t be a regular college student of the university, doesn’t regret the fact that he could only do a correspondence course.
Mumbai : Activist Teesta Setalvad’s petition for anticipatory bail has been rejected by a special CBI court in Mumbai, which makes her arrest imminent, unless she moves the High Court for relief.
London: Michael Clarke’s batting woes continued to show no signs of easing ahead of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston next week as the Australian skipper was dismissed cheaply for 16 on day one of the tour match against Derbyshire. Clarke, who has been struggling with batting form since the turn of the year, lasted 37 balls before edging to slips on a delivery from first-class debutant Will Davis, the Daily Express reported. However,
Islamabad: Pakistan will buy eight submarines from China in a multi-billion dollar deal that will boost Pakistani navy’s maritime capabilities, media reported today. An agreement was reached here during a meeting between Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Xu Ziqin, President of state-owned China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Company Limited (SCOC) — the trade arm of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation.
Seoul (South Korea): Former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon plans to officially announce his candidacy for president of soccer’s world governing body during a visit to Europe next month. FIFA has settled on Feb. 26 as the date for an election to replace long-serving president Sepp Blatter. In an earlier interview with The Associated Press, Chung said that a non-European leader would help breathe “new wind” into FIFA.
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police has rejected suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur’s plea for an FIR against SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening him on phone with dire consequences, saying the allegations have not been substantiated. Following this, Thakur today said he would now move the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court for justice.
New Delhi : Rahul Gandhi seems to have allowed rhetoric to get the better of him. While slamming PM Narendra Modi on Thursdayfor his silence on the issues that have been the cause of disruption of the proceedings in both the houses, Gandhi accused Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj of committing a “criminal act” by facilitating the travel plans of Lalit Modi.
Mumbai: Mumbai City FC today announced the signing of the attacking Brazilian midfielder Andre Moritz for the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL). Moritz was arguably the best foreign recruit of Mumbai City FC last season with 3 goals and a couple of assists in the seven matches he played.
New Delhi: Young Indian golfer Shubham Jaglan etched his name into history book by clinching his second successive title at the IJGA World Stars of Junior Golf event in Las Vegas. The 10-year-old prodigy, son of a milkman from rural Haryana, brought home a score of 106 in three rounds to win by five strokes, ahead of two Americans Justin Dang and Sihan Sandhu and Thailand’s Pongsapak Laopakdee for the Boys 9-10 years category title
New Delhi: In what may spark off another row between the Centre and the Delhi Government, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has put up new posters exhorting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to let the Delhi Government work. The posters, which sprang up outside the Delhi Secretariat, say, “PM Sir, please allow Delhi Government to work, it is doing good work.” The Delhi Government, however, doesn’t see the move as confrontation and defended the act.
Dharmanagar (Tripura) : Five members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing were injured in clashes with the activists of Student Federation of India (SFI) in Tripura’s Dharmanagar area. According to an eyewitness, the altercation broke out when SFI activists thrashed an ABVP member after the latter declined to accept SFI membership. Enraged by this, ABVP activists and BJP Yuva Morcha gathered on the spot in protest. After this a fight broke out between
Muzaffarnagar (UP): A 16-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and gangraped by two youths at Kandhla town of Shamli district, a police officer said today. The minor girl was picked up from her house and taken to a nearby tubewell by the two identified as Rihan and Sannu, who then gangraped her yesterday, SHO R K Sharma said. During search, she was found unconscious. The accused had threatened to kill her if she told anyone about
New Delhi :Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday accused the opposition parties of running away from a debate, even though the government is ready to engage with them. “We have already said we are ready for debate but opposition is running away from it,” said Rajnath. Meanwhile, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati reiterated that a debate will take place only after the resignation of the tainted ministers. “First resignation then debate,” said Maywati. The
New Delhi: Hitting out at both the ruling TDP and the YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said his party will fight for Polavaram. “Unlike the other two parties of the state, we are not going to compromise with your future. AP needs Polavaram and special category status to become the No.1 state in the country. The Congress Party will fight for that,” said Rahul, who kicked off
New Delhi : Teachers employed on a contractual basis in MCD schools staged a protest outside Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s residence here on Friday. The teachers, who are demanding renewed contracts, alleged that they were slapped and manhandled when they went to the MCD with their demands. “We went to MCD with our demand, we were slapped and pushed around and women manhandled,” said one of the protesters.