The Weeknd is more of best friend than anything else: Selena Gomez

Singer Selena Gomez is all ready to come with her new album and is at peace professionally.

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Akshay Kumar’s ‘Padman’ gets a release date

Twinkle Khanna shared the first poster of ‘Padman’, which features protagonist Akshay Kumar, who plays the role of entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham.

Akshay Kumar and wife Twinkle Khanna at the 64th National Film Awards. (EPS|Shekhar Yadav)
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Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella, center, dislodge the bails to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane | AP
India reach 442/5 at lunch on day 2 of second test against Sri Lanka

Karunaratne dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara early in the day and broke 217-run strong partnership with Ajinkya Rahane.


Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (Photo | AP)
Mind over matter behind Pujara's performance: father and first coach

Former Ranji Trophy player, Cheteshwar Pujara’s father Arvind said discipline instilled by late mother is key to his success.


The javelin throwers like Annu Rani are videotaping their sessions and sending it back to their coaches in India.
Indian javelin throwers compelled to go long distance for coach’s feedback

India’s javelin throwers are having to resort to the most tragicomic way of training at the IAAF World Championships in London.


Can the Jamaican make his farewell memorable ? (AP)
World Athletics Championships: Bolt to make world bow at London in swansong

Usain Bolt kicks off the defence in his swansong season, the first step to bringing down the curtain on his glittering career.


WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight champion Vijender Singh (L) and his competitor WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali (File | AFP)
Zulpikar Maimaitiali talks about 'Dangal', ready for Vijender Singh showdown

Boxer Zulpikar Maimaitiali said his life in troubled separatist Xinjiang province of China has made him a tough fighter.

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A newborn Texas calf looks exactly like KISS frontman Gene Simmons 

Simmons tweeted his admiration for the calf on Sunday, saying, "This is real, folks!!!"

Lottery luck strikes twice for Quebec man who won millions 

For the second time in nine years, 69-year-old Quebec retiree Jules Parent has won a million Canadian dollars playing the lottery.

'Ghost Telephonist' lets hackers take over phone numbers

According to the researchers, the attacker can also initiate a call or an SMS by impersonating the victim. 

A dark trade

Even though India has ‘banned’ cow slaughter in most parts and vigilantism is on the rise, the meat mafia is thriving, especially for the Bangladeshi beef market. And for the holy cow, it’s just anoth

(From left) Sam C Maliyil, Abraham Oomman, and Minoo Verghese with their ancestral boat (EPS | Albin Mathew)
Racing ahead against time

A Kerala family gives a new lease of life to their 91-year-old snake boat JaiShot and its competitive tradition by renovating it.

iPhone photographer Parul Sharma’ debut exhibition in Delhi will showcase her passion for art deco

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The number of C-section deliveries has been increasing since 2011 in Delhi’s private hospitals, according to the reply to a RTI query, which has exposed several labour room intrigues.

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Jayant Sinha (File | Reuters)

Over 25 per cent posts at DGCA lying vacant: Jayant Sinha

Over 25 per cent of the sanctioned posts at aviation watchdog DGCA are lying vacant, the government said.

The border row between China and India was triggered in June when the Indian Army stopped a road construction by Chinese troops in Doklam. (File | Reuters)

Opposition asks government to spell roadmap on dealing with China

The Opposition parties also said they are with the government in the face of "unusually aggressive" position adopted by China.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (File photo | PTI)

Government drafting central law to deal with chit fund schemes: FM

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said there is a need for a pan-India law to deal with chit fund schemes in addition to state laws which already exist.

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Demand in Rajya Sabha against online games like Blue Whale

Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the House, Amar Shankar Sable said Manpreet, who allegedly committed sucide by jumping from a building, was playing 'Blue Whale' game for 50 days.

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari (File | PTI)

100 bridges on the verge of collapse: Nitin Gadkari

The Road Transport and Highways Minister said in the Lok Sabha that his ministry has completed safety audit of 1.6 lakh bridges in the country and found more than 100 structures in bad condition.

735 social media URLs, 596 websites blocked till June 2017: Govt

The government has blocked 735 social media links and 596 websites, including those of groups and sites "engaged in flaring up anti-India sentiments"

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