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Priyanka Enters World’s Top 10 Highest Paid Female Actor List

Priyanka Chopra has become the first Indian star to enter the Forbes list of highest paid television actresses in the world, after starring on American series 'Quantico'. Priyanka ranks eighth in the coveted list, which has retained American actress Sofia Vergara at the first position fifth year in a row. The 44-year-old Colombian-American actress brought home a whooping USD 43 million...

Pratyusha Banerjee Death Case : Parents Seek Rajnath’s Intervention

Mumbai : Expressing disappointment over investigation by Mumbai Police into the demise of TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, her folks have composed a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking an investigation an union agency into the case, police sources said yesterday. The two-page letter, written in Hindi, has asked for the Minister to hand over the investigation into...

Salman Khan Acquitted in Arms Act Case

Jodhpur : Bollywood actor Salman Khan was today acquitted by a court here in an Arms Act case related to the alleged poaching of two blackbucks 18 years ago Chief Judicial Magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpuroti acquitted 51-year-old Salman, who along with his sister Alvira was present in the court. Besides the cases of poaching of endangered antelopes under Wildlife (Protection)...

Babul Supriyo Injured in Bike Accident

New Delhi : Union Minister Babul Supriyo met with a mishap close South-West Delhi's Subroto Park while he was going to Indira Gandhi International Airport on a bike on Friday evening. Mr. Supriyo, who is the Minister of State for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, endured minor wounds. Mr. Supriyo is now out of danger, said his personal...

CM Naveen Condoles Jayalalithaa’s Death

Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and other leaders today expressed deep condolence over the demise of six time Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa at the age 68. “I am deeply shocked at the passing away of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Selvi J Jayalalithaa. She was a leader of masses, and had made immense contribution to the development and welfare...

1 Killed & 5 Injured in Chandni Chowk Blast

New Delhi : One individual died and five were seriously injured in a blast at Naya Bazaar in Chandni Chowk, Delhi, on Tuesday morning, reports said. "By all appearances it would seem that a firecracker blast in a jute bag," said Virendra Chahal, Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Range). Anti-terror squad and special cell personnel have reached the scene, though...

Sushma Swaraj Admitted to AIIMS

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was Monday admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, where she will undergo certain endocrinological tests. “The minister (Swaraj) was admitted at around 7.22 PM at AIIMS. She is having diabetes and other medical problems. She will undergo certain endocrinological tests tomorrow,” a senior doctor said. Swaraj is admitted...

Veteran Actor Gita Sen Passes Away

Kolkata : Veteran film and stage actor Gita Sen, wife of film maker Mrinal Sen, died at her South Kolkata residence today, her family members said. She was 86. Sen had been suffering from old age-related ailments and was recently discharged from a hospital. Film and theatre personalities including director Goutam Ghosh visited the residence of Sens and consoled Mrinal Sen (93)...

Govt Employees to Avail 7th Pay Commission’s Benefits Soon

New Delhi : Union government is likely to declare a 15% climb in Salaries beginning from January 1, 2016, as indicated by media reports. The Seventh pay Commission is expected to submit the final report on November 20 to the Finance Ministry. "We are prepared with the report and will submit it on November 19," the Commission's Chairman Justice A K...

Kolkata: Victoria Memorial to get a makeover

Kolkata's landmark Victoria Memorial Hall is getting a makeover and will soon turn into an open-space cultural centre besides allowing access to hidden parts of the iconic marble edifice. VMH curator Jayanta Sengupta told the press, the makeover will make the British era structure a unique combination of heritage, architecture and museum. The authorities have decided to allow visitors access to...

Nirbhaya’s Real Name Appears After 3 years as ‘Jyoti Singh’

NEW DELHI: Three years to the day a young medical student was gang-raped and tortured on a moving bus in Delhi, an incident that shook India to the core, her mother exposed her name to the world, saying: "My daughter was Jyoti Singh and I am not embarrassed to name her.". At a remembrance meeting organized in the heart of...

Indian Army Camp Attacked Again : Pak Invites Another Surgical Strike

SRINAGAR: Less than a week after the Indian army had destroys 'launch pads of pak terrorists' in the POK, six terrorists attacked an Indian army camp in northern part of the Kashmir on Sunday night, killing one jawan and injuring another. The brazen assault came two weeks after a similar attack killed 19 Indian soldiers and ratcheted up tensions between...

Scientist, Academician Yash Pal No More

New Delhi (PTI): Eminent Indian scientist Professor Yash Pal, noted for his contribution to the study of cosmic rays as well as for being an institution-builder, died last night. Condoling his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter, "Pained by Professor Yash Pal's demise. We have lost a brilliant scientist & academician who made a lasting contribution to Indian education." The...

Bhubaneswar, The Cleanest City of India

Bhubaneswar: Already basking in the glory of winning the across the nation Smart City challenge, Bhubaneswar now has another plume on its top in the wake of being pronounced one of the cleanest urban communities in the nation by the Union Urban Development service under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The honor has brought cheers for its nationals. “We got a...