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    Still believe in institution of marriage: Ranvir Shorey

    Mumbai: Actor Ranvir Shorey, who recently announced his separation from actress-wife Konkona Sensharma after five years together, says he still believes in the institution of marriage. Shorey said he blamed himself for the breakdown of his relationship and not the institution.

  • ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ rated a PG-13 in the US

    Los Angeles: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” will be just like the “Dark Knight” trilogy, as it has been given a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America. Director Zack Snyder’s much-anticipated movie – starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman – was handed the age classification due to “its intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality”, reported Entertainment

  • Colombia says peace talks represent hope for world

    United Nations: Colombia’s peace talks represent a light of hope for the world, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has said at the UN General Assembly. “Our talks with the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrillas… offer a light of hope in a world overshadowed by war violence, and terrorism,” Xinhua quoted Santos as saying on Tuesday. The Colombian government and the rebel FARC have agreed upon a deadline for signing the

  • Richa Chadha will miss ‘Masaan’ screening in Busan

    New Delhi: Actress Richa Chadha, who is busy shooting for the film “Cabaret”, will be missing the screening of her critically acclaimed movie “Masaan” at the upcoming 20th edition of Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).

  • ISIS

    ISIS planning nuke warfare, claims German journalist after spending 10 days with group

    Sydney : A veteran German journalist, who spent ten days with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has claimed that the terrorist group is planning a nuclear warfare strategy as its end game, with plans for the “largest religious cleansing in history”. According to, Jürgen Todenhöfer talked about his stay with the terrorist group in his book called ‘Inside IS — Ten Days In The Islamic State’. Todenhöfer was taken care

  • Vietnam Foreign Ministry worker jailed for spying for China

    Hanoi: A court in Hanoi has sentenced a former Foreign Ministry employee to six years in prison for spying for China. Ha Huy Son, the lawyer of Ha Huy Hoang, says Hoang was convicted of providing information to a Chinese intelligence agency in a trial that lasted half a day today. Son quoted Hoang, a former reporter at the ministry’s World and Vietnam newspaper, as telling the court that he did not know a woman he

  • Defence, deterrence US cybersecurity priorities: Pentagon

    Washington: Defence and deterrence are two highest priorities for bolstering the US cybersecurity capabilities, the Pentagon has said. The Pentagon’s core missions include defending its own network systems and information, and fending off cyber attacks targeting the US, Xinhua quoted Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work as saying. “In this regard, US Cyber Command may be directed to conduct cyber operations in coordination with other government agencies… to deter and defeat strategic threats

  • Internet and Mobile Association launches Mobile10X

    New Delhi: Aiming to bring in capability and quality among the country’s app developers, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Wednesday launched Mobile10X — a forum to nurture and grow the apps ecosystem in India by bringing together various stakeholders.

  • US slaps sanctions against ISIS’ Af-Pak chief

    Washington: The US has slapped sanctions against the Islamic State’s Khorasan unit chief Hafiz Saeed Khan, the former Taliban commander who pledged allegiance to the dreaded militant group.

  • Child Abuse

    Catholic church to fight child abuse in Sydney

    Sydney: A new office to coordinate with child protection authorities to help survivors of abuse will be created, the Catholic archdiocese of Sydney said on Wednesday.

  • Virbhadra Singh withdraws plea for FIR copy in DA case

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today withdrew from a Delhi court his plea seeking a copy of FIR lodged against him in an alleged disproportionate assets case. Special CBI Judge S C Rajan allowed Virbhadra Singh to withdraw his plea after his counsel said they are not pressing their application.

  • Uber

    2 Uber executives face trial in France over low-cost service

    Paris: Two Uber France executives are facing the possibility of prison in a trial hinging on the ride-hailing service’s outlawed low-cost service. The trial today of Thibaud Simphal and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty comes a week after France’s top constitutional authority upheld a 2014 law banning the low-cost UberPop service, which allowed any driver to act as a taxi. Uber’s standard app-based service remains legal in France. The two men face up to two years in prison and fines

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    Bhushan Kumar’s sister Khushali Kumar to make debut in music video

    Khushali Kumar, the renowned designer, who has dressed the likes of international stars including Shakira, Justin Bieber, amongst several others is all set for her screen debut. There had always been much speculation when she would make her screen debut, since given her film background and talent she always had several offers. However, she had chosen to stay away from facing the camera, until now that is. The internationally-renowned fashion designer is featuring in

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Nawaz Sharif to raise Kashmir issue at UNGA

    Karachi : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will raise the Kashmir issue at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today. According to The Dawn, Sharif’s speech will focus on the elimination of terrorism, economic cooperation and Pakistan’s opposition of expansion of the membership of the United Nations Security Council. Sharif raised the issue of having a plebiscite in Kashmir during his talks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and also

  • Mizoram to implement National Food Security Act from Nov

    Aizawl: Mizoram government would implement the National Food Security Act, 2013 from this November and arrangement for availability of rice for those excluded in the scheme would also be made, state’s Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister John Rotluangliana said here today. Rotluangliana told a press conference that 7,06,296 people out of around 11 lakh people in the state would be covered by the Food Security Scheme while the rest of the

  • President greets Palau on independence day

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee greeted Palau on the eve of its independence day. “I extend sincere congratulations and warm felicitations to you and to the friendly people of the Republic of Palau on the occasion of your Independence Day. I wish you and the people of Palau continued success, well-being and prosperity,” Mukherjee said in a message to Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr.

  • India, Pakistan, border guards

    India must put violations in PoK in focus for entire world to see, says BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said Pakistan always accuses India of human rights violations in Kashmir and now it is time for India to put these violations in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) in focus for the entire world to see.