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Priyanka Chopra turns 36, celebrates in London

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | IANS | Mumbai

Actress Priyanka Chopra, whose Bareilly to Boston to Bollywood and now Hollywood story serves an inspiration to small town girls in India, turned 36 on Wednesday and celebrated her special day in London. She rang in her special day with a sweet delight as she shared an Instagram Story with the...

A Paul Walker documentary to premiere next month

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | PTI | Los Angeles

Paramount Network is set to air a documentary on actor Paul Walker, best known for the "Fast and Furious" movies. Walker, 40, was killed in 2013 when the sports car, in which he was a passenger, slammed into a light pole in Santa Clarita, California and burst into flames. According to Variety,...

Elon Musk apologises to British caver for 'pedo' slur

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | PTI | Washington

Elon Musk has apologised for calling a British caver who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from a cave a "pedo". Tesla CEO Musk issued the apology today to Vernon Unsworth, who worked on the rescue of the "Wild Boars" football team and had dismissed Musk's plan to recover the trapped group...

Model breastfeeds baby on catwalk -- and stirs debate

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | PTI | Miami

An American model has made a splash by breastfeeding her baby daughter on a Miami catwalk -- no small gesture in a country where many women still feel uncomfortable nursing in public. Walking the runway at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit show on Sunday, Mara Martin stepped out in a sparkling gold...

Indian junior women's hockey team beats Belgium in U-23 tourney

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | PTI | Antwerp (Belgium)

The Indian junior women's hockey Team defeated Belgium 2-0 to clinch its third consecutive victory at the Under-23 Six Nations Tournament here. Sangita Kumari (36th minute) and Salima Tete (42nd minute) scored to give India the win, Hockey India stated today. In their first match, the Indian team had a convincing win...

Marvel launching 'Black Panther' comic spin-ff 'Shuri'

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | PTI | Los Angeles

Marvel Entertainment is planning to launch a new comic book series centred around T'Challa's younger sister, Shuri, months after the character became a fan favourite in the movie "Black Panther". According to Bustle, the new series, to be titled "Shuri", will be written by award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor, who penned...

Oil import from Iran; India, US hold crucial talks

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

A high-level delegation from the US today held crucial talks with Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale over the US sanctions on import of Iranian oil amid indications that Washington may offer exemption to some countries from the restrictions. The delegation led by Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea also held separate...

EU set to fine Google billions over Android: sources

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | AFP | Brussels

The EU is set to fine US internet giant Google several billion euros this week for freezing out rivals of its Android mobile phone system, sources said, in a ruling that risks fresh tensions with Washington. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is expected to say on Wednesday that Google abused its dominant...

Yvonne Blake, 'Superman' costume designer, dies at 78

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | PTI | Los Angeles

Yvonne Blake, the costume designer behind films including 1978 box-office hit "Superman" and 1973's "Jesus Christ Superstar", has died. She was 78. The British-born Spanish designer had suffered a stroke earlier this year, according to The Spanish Film Academy, where she previously served as President. Blake was elected president of the organisation...

Govt sets up committee to find ways to strengthen NCC, NSS

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

In a bid to address issues such as "manpower deficiency" in the NCC and NSS, the government has decided to form a committee under former education secretary Anil Swarup, seeking suggestions to revamp and strengthen the two youth institutions. In a statement issued today, the Ministry of Youth Affairs stated that...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Two-month-old dies in 108-Amublance

18 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

A two-month-old infant died due to suffocation after the door of the ‘108 Ambulance Service’ that was carrying him to a hospital malfunctioned and failed to open on time at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital here on Tuesday. The Ambulance operators tried to open the door for a couple of hours but failed to open it on time...

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