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Parineeti, Ayushmann in India's Best Cin Actress Parineeti Chopra is set to make her small screen debut soon. She will be seen as a mentor for the contestants in the upcoming show 'India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj'. Besides Parineeti, actor Ayushmann Khurrana will be seen as a mentor to the contestants who aspire to be in Bollywood. 28-Jun-2014
When Ayushmann was rejected from Cinesta It was a surreal moment for VJ-turned-Bollywood actor and singer Ayushmann Khurrana, when was called upon to mentor the contestants in the third season of 'India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj' as it was this show he auditioned for many years back but got rejected. 28-Jun-2014
Karan Johar did Bombay Velvet for free Filmmaker Karan Johar will be seen on the big screen again and the makers of Bombay Velvet say that he didn’t accept a single paisa as an actor’s fee for his negative role in the film. 28-Jun-2014
For Vidya Balan, romance has no age bar Actress Vidya Balan, who will be seen romancing a young actor Ali Faizal in forthcoming film "Bobbby Jasoos", says romance has no age bar and age has nothing to do with chemistry. 28-Jun-2014
Ayushmann and Parineeti turn mentors for Mumbai, June 27 (ANI): Bollywood actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra will turn mentors for the aspiring actors contesting in Zee TV's upcoming reality show Cinestars Ki Khoj. This was recently announced at an event in India's showbiz capital Mumbai. At the event, Ayushmannn seemed very happy. Speaking at the event, Parineeti said that there is no rulebook for becoming an actor. Absolutely true Parineeti!!! 28-Jun-2014
Ek Villain gets thunderous start Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain has got a thunderous start across the country. The romantic thriller stars Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Shraddha Kapoor. 28-Jun-2014
SPECIAL : Why Shraddha and Aditya might Even as Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur keep denying dating each other, there are clear indications that the two are indeed seeing each other. Here is what makes us think that they are a couple. 28-Jun-2014
Kamal Haasan to remake Manam Ulaga Nayagan is always busy, but this year he is busy with doing so many films. the latest in addition might be Manam in Tamil. Manam is a super duper, hit Telugu film, starring the Akkineni family. Apparently it's the last film of legendry Nageswara Rao, who acted along with his son Nagarjuna and grandson Naga Chaitanya. it was the most successful Telugu film abroad, with foreign box office records better than Kochadaiyaan in some countries. recently, there are news about the remake rights of the film and there already is a rumour that Kamal Hassan might act in the remake. if this news is true then Kamal is doing most number of films for a hero this year... like his top form in 80's and 90's with lots of movies in hand. here are the films yet to come from him... Ramesh Aravind's 'Uththama Villain', Drishyam Tamil remake, his much awaited Vishwaroopam part 2, and the revival of Maruthanayakam, with fox star showing interest to co-produce and Manam in pipeline! 28-Jun-2014
Antonio Banderas link-up reports anger M Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat is not pleased with her link-up with Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas. After being held responsible for his split from wife Melanie Griffith, she says don_t pry into her personal life. 28-Jun-2014
Vidya Balan at Mahim dargah Vidya Balan is gearing up for the release of her new film Bobby Jasoos and besides the promotions, she is also trying to please the gods. Vidya reached the Mahim dargah Thursday and offered prayers, flowers and a chadar on the dargah to seek blessings for her film. 28-Jun-2014
World Cup: Brazil striker Fred praises C Brazil striker Fred says Chile's tactical ability is the team's biggest strength ahead of Saturday's World Cup clash. Duration: 01:32 27-Jun-2014
Floods hits northeastern Brazilian city Flooding hit the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife, where the USA's crunch World Cup game against Germany took place on Thursday, blocking roads and forcing cars to slow through rising water. Duration: 00:40 27-Jun-2014
France arrests dozens after unrest over French police arrested at least 74 people overnight Friday after rioting and looting erupted following Algeria's historic qualification for the second round of the World Cup. Duration: 00:38 27-Jun-2014
Flag-waving Uruguayans flock to airport Crowds of Uruguayans gathered at the capital’s international airport to welcome football star Luis Suarez, who exited the World Cup in shame Thursday for biting an opponent. Duration: 00:48 27-Jun-2014
US fetes World Cup success, as football US football fans erupted in celebration at Hermosa Beach on Thursday as their team reached the next round of the World Cup, despite a 1-0 defeat to Germany. Duration: 00:51 27-Jun-2014
Slideshow of Day 15 of the 2014 FIFA Wor Slideshow of Day 15 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 26, 2014. Images of match between US and Germany, match between Portugal and Ghana, match between Algeria and Russia, and match between South Korea and Belgium. Duration: 03:03 27-Jun-2014
Brazilian fans go wild for Neymar He is the undisputed star of the Brazilian World Cup squad and has hundreds of thousands of fans at home and abroad: Neymar - the man many in Brazil are hoping will deliver the World Cup for a sixth time. Duration: 01:45 27-Jun-2014
Brazil still on track for World Cup glor A look ahead to the Last 16 of the World Cup where Brazil are hoping to see off the challenge of Chile as they bid for a sixth world title. Duration: 02:47 27-Jun-2014
India begins England Tour India begins England Tour 27-Jun-2014
US and Germany fans celebrate getting th Recife, June 27 (ANI): German and US fans looked exhausted but relieved after watching Germany win 1-0 against the United States in the World Cup stadium of Recife, Brazil but with both teams making it to the second stage. After battling torrential rain to get to the arena, the downpour eased at the end of the match giving them the respite needed to celebrate just a little as they left. Germany will face the runner-up in Group H while the United States finish second and will face Group H's winner. Portugal who beat Ghana 2-1 are eliminated with the Africans. His friend said he was convinced this World Cup would help America appreciate soccer and increase the interest in the game. 27-Jun-2014
EU, Cameron in summit showdown over top European leaders gathered in Brussels on Friday to try and resolve a damaging row over Jean-Claude Juncker's nomination as European Commission president, in the face of bitter British opposition. Duration: 00:51 27-Jun-2014
Poroshenko hails 'historic day' of EU-Uk Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said the Friday signing of an association accord with the EU marked a "historic day" that offered his ex-Soviet country a fresh start after years of political instability. Duration: 00:51 27-Jun-2014
It Happens: Snake Lover Kerala, June 27 (ANI): A snake lover from Kannur district in India's southern province of Kerala hatched five python eggs successfully. For Rajneesh, 26, petting snakes is his passion. He claims he was just an eight-year-old when he caught the first snake, thinking it to be a fish. Ever since he has been catching snakes as the fear-factor began to fade. He claims to have caught over 4000 snakes so far. Rajneesh says he never gives a second thought when he has to take snake eggs back home and hatch and nurture them. The snake lover said he recently got a call regarding a python being spotted in a nearby house and rushed to the spot to catch it but couldn't. Instead, he was able to return home with seven eggs of that python, of which he successfully hatched five, which he claims are healthy and doing fine. Rajneesh is now a part of the rapid rescue team of the forest department and earns his living with the job apart from the small amount he gets from villagers by catching snakes. Rajneesh has managed to retain some of the snakes in his small house ranging from dangerous ones like king cobra, wiper and few other species as his loving pets. 27-Jun-2014
It Happens: Fertility Festival Guwahati, June 27 (ANI): Amid the clash of cymbals and blowing of conch shells, saffron-robed Hindu holy men performed mystic rituals to celebrate the annual fertility festival at the revered shrine of Goddess Kamakhya in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati. The four-day festival also known as 'Ambubachi fair', which began on June 22, is held with the grand arrival of monsoon in Assam. As per Hindu mythology, Kamakhya is one of the most mystical religious sites in India. The festival is based on the belief that during this period the goddess goes through her annual menstrual cycle - symbolizing fertility. The temple has no image of the goddess but a natural underground stream which emanates from a fissure in a rock that symbolizes Lord Shiva's wife Sati. During the time of the festival the water turns red due to iron oxidation resembling menstrual fluids. The main gate of the temple remains closed for the visitors for three days and devotees wait outside the temple till the fourth day, when the temple is opened. The festival is also a major draw for the practitioners of occult with a large number of pot smoking ascetics descending on the shrine, lending a mystic aura to the whole atmosphere. Holy men and priests danced to religious hymns as they camped outside the temple, wa 27-Jun-2014
It Happens: International Drug Day New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Hundreds of people participated in a walkathon in New Delhi on June 26 to raise public awareness about the drug abuse and to mobilise support against illicit trafficking. United Nations General Assembly in 1987 decided to observe June 26 as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. The organizers hoped the campaign would send out a strong message of positive health, fitness and well-being and encourage participants to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build a drug-free environment. Music bands of Indian Coast Guard also participated in the walkathon. Teenagers and adults are particularly vulnerable to using illicit drugs. The prevalence of drug use among young people is more than twice as high as that among the general population. At this age, peer pressure to experiment with illicit drugs can be strong and self-esteem is often low. Also, those who take drugs tend to be either misinformed or insufficiently aware of the health risks involved.The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which monitors the implementation of U.N. drug control conventions, said in 2012 illicit drugs as well as prescription medicines were being order 27-Jun-2014
Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal observes Dhaka, June 27 (ANI): Supporters of a Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal commemorated the 20th death anniversary of its founder, Jahanara Imam, in Dhaka on June 26. Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee was founded by Imam in 1973. The committee calls for the trial of people who committed crimes against humanity in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, in collaboration with the Pakistani forces. The tribunals have so far handed down 10 verdicts, including eight death sentences and two life imprisonments. 27-Jun-2014
Policeman dies in a Naxal attack in Gadc Gadchiroli, June 27 (ANI): A policeman was killed in a Maoist attack in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. A group of Maoists opened fire on a police patrol in Murumgaon forest area in which Umesh Jaavde died. The officials performed rites and guard of honour on Friday. Jaavde hailed from Maharashtra's Osmanabad district. On June 15, police had busted a Maoist hideout in the jungles of Gadchiroli. One rebel was killed during the encounter and many explosives were recovered. 27-Jun-2014
Raging inferno breaks out in building ne Mumbai, June 27 (ANI): Raging inferno broke out on the fifth floor of administrative building of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station in Mumbai on Friday. More than seven fire tending vehicles have been rushed to the spot and firefighting is still on. The fire has caused a major traffic jam on DN Road near the station. There are no reports of casualties so far. 27-Jun-2014
Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Bangladesh sa Dhaka, June 27 (ANI): India said on Friday that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s maiden visit to Bangladesh was extremely satisfying and fulfilling. Swaraj discussed Teesta River water sharing deal, Land Boundary Agreement and illegal immigration issues with neighbouring Bangladesh. Earlier in the day, Swaraj met Bangladeshi former Prime Minister and chairperson of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Begum Khaleda Zia, discussed regional and global issues of mutual interest. Swaraj also called on the leader of opposition in Bangladeshi Parliament, Roushan Ershad. 27-Jun-2014
Indian company builds Afghanistan parlia Kabul, June 27 (ANI): A team of Indian engineers and supervisors are working diligently to build Afghanistan parliament building in Kabul city in a bid to boost bilateral ties between the two countries. The team comprising 50 workers from different states of India said they were facing no problems and added that Afghanistan has always been friendly towards Indians.The team members said people in Afghanistan were treating them well and they felt secure in the nation. The parliament building will be the most prominent symbol of Indian efforts to help Afghanistan. Its foundation stone was laid by the last king of Afghanistan, Mohammed Zahir Shah, in presence of President Hamid Karzai and then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2005. The construction began in 2009 and efforts are underway to complete project by this year end. 27-Jun-2014
Rajnath Singh holds meeting to chalk out New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh met top officials of all Maoist-affected regions in New Delhi on Friday to discuss strategies to deal with the rebel activities and also assured government's support in tackling the issue. DGPs and Chief Secretaries of the states along with the chiefs of central forces attended the meeting that was presided over by Singh and Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijju. The meeting was aimed at chalking out plans to tackle Maoism and review rebel operations in the affected states. Senior officials from Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Maharashtra attended the meeting. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. 27-Jun-2014
First batch of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims f Jammu and Kashmir, June 27 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir tourism minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Friday flagged off the first batch of Amarnath Yatra from Jammu. Due to heavy snowfall at Pahalgam-Chandanwari route, the yatra will start from Baltal route on Saturday and further review of the traditional Pahalgam route will be taken on June 30. Security has been stepped up on various routes and forces have been deployed to ensure safety of devotees. Devout Hindus chanted name of Lord Shiva as they left for the base camp from Jammu. Amarnath Yatra commences in the last week of June every year and concludes in early August. 27-Jun-2014
Pistorius trial to resume on Monday Oscar Pistorius' trial for murder will resume on Monday, following a suspension to allow the Paralympic sprinter to undergo a series of psychiatric tests. Duration: 01:44 27-Jun-2014
Vice President Hamid Ansari meets Zhao Z XIAN, June 27 (ANI): Vice-President, Hamid Ansari, who is on a five-day visit to China, on Friday (June 27) met Secretary, Shaanxi Provincial Committee, Zhao Zhengyong . The Vice-President had arrived in Xian city on Thursday and would go to Beijing today with his delegation to boost bilateral relations between the two nations. Ansari would also participate in trilateral summit with host China and Myanmar on the occasion of 60th anniversary of the Panchsheel agreement.He is accompanied by MoS trade, Nirmala Sitharaman, and other top officials. 27-Jun-2014
Delhi Metro shut down 4 stations as IAS New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Four metro stations in the national capital have been closed 'indefinitely', as hundreds of students said that they will protest in front of the Prime Minister's residence on Race Course Road. The stations that have been shut down are Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Race Course Road and Udyog Bhawan. More than 3,000 students were holding a demonstration at Civil Lines who later marched to Rajghat, against the change in pattern of the Civil Services exams -which makes CSAT compulsory for those who want to become IAS officers. UPSC aspirants had staged a protest last week outside the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh demanding a four-year age relaxation for appearing in the examinations of these services. 27-Jun-2014
Delhi University rolls back FYUP, politi New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday welcomed the Delhi University’s decision to scrap the four-year programme to go back to the earlier three-year programme. The decision was taken at a meeting of principals of colleges affiliated to the DU that was held at the Indraprastha college. According to reports, the Delhi University has written to the UGC, saying it will start admissions under the three-year programme shortly. The standoff between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Delhi University had resulted in an inordinate delay in the admission procedure. 27-Jun-2014
Indian workers escape Iraq crisis, compl New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Indian workers, who arrived at international airport in New Delhi on Friday after escaping from Iraq, complained of ill treatment by Iraq administration and embassy. The fighters from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have advanced to capital Baghdad from new strongholds along the Syrian border. About 10,000 Indian nationals work in Iraq, mostly in areas unaffected by the fighting between the ISIL and the national army. An Indian worker, Mohammad Zaid Ansari, who escaped from Iraq via Qatar, said the Iraqi government has even failed to provide food to the stranded Indian nationals 27-Jun-2014
DU agrees to scrap FYUP, admissions to s New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): The Delhi University on Friday decided to scrap the four-year programme to go back to the earlier three-year programme, a day after the UGC rejected its alternative proposal over the FYUP to end the deadlock. The decision was taken at a meeting of principals of colleges affiliated to the DU that was held at the Indraprastha college. According to reports, the Delhi University has written to the UGC, saying it will start admissions under the three-year programme shortly. The standoff between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Delhi University had resulted in an inordinate delay in the admission procedure. 27-Jun-2014
Harsh Vardhan's remark on sex education New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's remark on sex education pour in varied reactions after he said that instead of using condoms, people should use moral values and demanded ban on sexual education in schools. BJP leader Prabhat Jha and DUSU President Aman Awana supported the stance and said that sex education is not necessary. Congress leader Manish Tewari condemned the same and said that the thought process comes from some other generation and is backward. CPI leader Annie Raja said that such statement can increase sexual violence cases. Former DUTA President Aditya Narayan Mishra also condemned this 'closed mindset'. Meanwhile, AIPWA National Secretary Kavita Krishnan appealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take cognizance and order the ministers to keep 'RSS ideas' out of ministry. 27-Jun-2014
DU admissions: Students protest, go on h New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Delhi University students have started an indefinite hunger strike demanding the resignation of Delhi University (DU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dinesh Singh and an immediate rollback of the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). Dhruv Sangwan, South Campus President from Indian National Students' Organization ( INSO ) said that students were suffering due to the confusion at the time of admission. Meanwhile, many protesting students and teachers have also gathered outside the VC's residence demanding his resignation. The standoff between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Delhi University has resulted in an inordinate delay in the admission procedure. The Delhi University yesterday proposed that all Honours courses except B.Tech should be reverted back to the three year format. 27-Jun-2014
Political leaders condole loss of lives New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday condoled the loss of lives in the GAIL pipeline fire in Andhra Pradesh. At least 14 people were killed and seven others injured in a fire following a blast in a gas pipeline belonging to GAIL in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district today morning. Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) is the country's largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company. 27-Jun-2014
N Chandrababu Naidu to visit GAIL blast New Delhi/ Andhra Pradesh, June 27 (ANI): After at least 14 people were were burnt to death and several others were injured in a huge gas pipeline blast in the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, state Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu ordered probe in the case. Cutting short his New Delhi trip, Naidu is rushing to East Godavari to reach the accident spot. Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is also expected to accompany Naidu to the accident site. He also constituted a committee for the investigation. Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee has condoled loss of lives in the explosion. 27-Jun-2014
HRD Minister Smriti Irani on FYUP issue Bhopal, June 27 (ANI): Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday refused to comment over the tussle between Delhi University and University Grants Commission regarding FYUP. Irani stated that it is not proper time for her to speak on this issue. 27-Jun-2014
Tussle between DU and UGC invites mixed New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): The tussle between Delhi University and University Grants Commission which is growing day by day has invited mixed reactions. Former DUTA President Aditya Narayan Mishra said that it is an unfortunate incident as the future of many bright students is at stake. CPI leader D Raja stated that the FYUP initiated by the Delhi University started with confusion as the university was not able to justify the cause for such a programme. BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the government is concerned about the future of many students and hoped that he UGC-DU trouble will soon end. Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tewari slammed the ruling government for politicizing the issue and delaying admissions in a prestigious university as DU. 27-Jun-2014
Hafiz Saeed denies JuD being a 'foreign Lahore, June 27 (ANI): The US State Department has named a self-proclaimed Pakistani charity as a "foreign terrorist organisation", a status that freezes any assets it has under US jurisdiction. Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) calls itself a humanitarian charity but is widely seen as a front organisation for the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), a Pakistan-based group accused of orchestrating attacks in India, including the 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people. However, Hafiz Saeed, who founded LeT and now leads JuD, lashed out at the United States government for targeting JuD in the name of LeT without having any proof. He said the State department was doing this at the instigation of India. 27-Jun-2014
UP Rape Shocker: Another girl burnt aliv New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): A girl was burnt alive after being gang-raped by a group of men in Beejpariya village of Sitapur located in Uttar Pradesh. Politicos and women activists criticized the inability of UP CM Akhilesh Yadav in improving the law and order situation in his state while condemning the incident. 27-Jun-2014
Mass gay wedding in Toronto for 115 coup A mass wedding in Toronto brings 115 gay and lesbian couples together as part of the city's World Pride Week (Duration 01:11) 27-Jun-2014
Amarnath Yatra: Pahalgam route closed du Srinagar, June 27 (ANI): With only a day left for Hindu pilgrimage of Amarnath Yatra to commence, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir closed one of the routes in Pahalgam due to heavy snowfall. The pilgrims are now left with only one route, that is, through the Baltal base camp route. Addressing a news conference in Srinagar, Chief Executive Officer of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), RK Gupta said Pahalgam route will remain closed for first three days. Thousands of pilgrims undertake this journey to the shrine cave to worship an ice stalagmite called Shivlinga, believed to be the symbol of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and regeneration. The cave containing the holy Shiva shrine is located at a snow-capped mountainous peak of the Himalayas, 290 kilometres northwest of the Poonch district in Kashmir. Gupta added that pilgrims were briefed about the journey and hoped for their safety and security. 27-Jun-2014
UGC rejects DU's proposal, asks it to be New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): The UGC on Friday rejected the Delhi University's proposal to amend the four-year undergraduate programme. It has directed the varsity to revert to its 3-year course and start the admissions on Friday itself. The UGC's directive comes a day after the DU sent an alternative proposal to restore the FYUP with a few amendments in it, as a way to end the deadlock. Thousands of students and their parents from all over India and abroad are bearing the brunt due to the prevailing confusion over the admission process in DU. 27-Jun-2014
Kabul market teams with activity as Rama Workers prepare sweets as shoppers browse at a market in Kabul prior to the holy month of Ramadan which is observed by Muslims with fasting from dawn to dusk. Duration: 00:38 27-Jun-2014
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