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  • Aadhaar-verified passengers can now book 12 railway tickets a month online

    New Delhi, Indian Railways has increased the monthly cap on tickets booked on the ICRTC portal from six to 12 for Aadhaar-verified passengers, officials said. The move, which came into effect on October 26, is believed to be an innovative way for the railways to encourage passengers to link their Aadhar numbers to their online booking accounts on IRCTC.

  • Powerful explosion hits nightclub in Sweden, no casualties reported

    Malmo : A powerful explosion blew off the doors of a nightclub in Sweden’s Malmo area early on Friday morning. There were no reports of casualties as the club was reportedly closed at the time of the explosion. The motive behind it is also still not known. “We are working on trying to get a background for it all. We have talked to the owner and looked at some other issues, but at

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    India look to wrap up series, New Zealand aim fightback

    Rajkot: India are poised for their third T20 International series triumph in five years but would be wary of a strong fightback from the usually plucky New Zealand when the two sides clash in the second game of the three-match series here tomorrow.

  • Doing business in India easier now: PM Modi

    New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited global investors to do business in India, which he said was “easier now” after his government repealed archaic laws and launched attractive fiscal incentives. Describing India as “one of the fastest growing economies” in the world, Modi said it was an opportune time for global businesses to invest in the country.

  • Fake version of WhatsApp found on Google Play Store

    London: A fake and possibly malicious version of Facebook-owned WhatsApp was found lurking on Google Play Store as “Update WhatsApp Messenger” with developer name as ‘WhatsApp Inc*’.

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    ‘Independence Day’ actor claims he was sexually assaulted at the age of five

    New Delhi: ‘Independence Day’ actor Randy Quaid, in a series of tweets, claimed that he was “brutally raped” by a teenage neighbor when he was just 5 years old. The actor claimed that he and his 14-year-old neighbor were hanging out when he asked Quaid to go into the bathroom.

  • HTC launches U11+, U11 Life smartphones

    Taipei: Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has launched its flagship U11+ with edge-to-edge display and mid-range U11 Life smartphones.

  • Hope ‘Out Of Time’ is able to pay tribute to Tom Alter’s legacy: Director

    New Delhi: The role of a British scientist residing in India is one of the last essayed by the Tom Alter for a movie titled “Out Of Time”. The sci-fi horror movie’s director Arijit Lahiri, who is seeking crowdfunding for the finishing touches, hopes it pays a tribute to the legacy of the actor.

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    Priyanka Chopra honoured to be in ‘The World’s Most Powerful Women’ list

    New York: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has been named among the world’s most powerful women in Forbes magazine’s 2017 list, says she feels honoured. Priyanka is at number 97 in the list, which also features personalities like Ivanka Trump, Indra Nooyi, Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II, Beyonce Knowles, J.K. Rowling and Taylor Swift.

  • Shibani Dandekar excited to shoot ‘Queen’ remakes

    Mumbai: Actress-host Shibani Dandekar says she is excited to reprise the role of actress Lisa Haydon in the Telugu and Malayalam remakes of Hindi entertainer “Queen”.

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    Anoushka Shankar found scoring music for ‘Shiraz’ challenging

    Kolkata: When sitarist and composer Anoushka Shankar was tasked to score music for the restored late 1920s silent film “Shiraz: A Romance of India”, she was up against at least three challenges. On one hand, she needed to strike a balance between music that would appeal to the modern audience and music contemporary to the period – 17th century – in which the film was set.

  • Mumbai Crime: Minor repeatedly raped with threat of making video public

    Mumbai: Santacruz police arrested two men for raping a 17-year-old. A third person has been arrested for allegedly aiding and abetting the crime. According to a report in Hindustan Times, the girl was first raped in November 2016 by her boyfriend, he also recorded the incident. After the first incident, her boyfriend threatened to make the video public if she discontinued the relationship.

  • Thane: 23-year-old man gets seven years rigorous imprisonment for minor raping girl

    Thane: A 23-year-old man was sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment by a special court here for raping a five-year-old girl in 2013. R N Bawankar, judge of the special court for hearing cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, held Mohammed Akbar alias Guddu Mohammed Aslam Ansari, guilty of rape and awarded the sentence on Monday.