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  • We lost an artiste in Junaid Jamshed, says Rishi Kapoor
    Mumbai, Dec 8 : Rishi Kapoor has mourned the death of renowned singer and preacher Junaid Jamshed, who died in a plane crash in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The veteran actor says we have lost an artiste in him.

  • Stone, Gosling make permanent mark on Hollywood
    Los Angeles, Dec 8 : Actors Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling left their marks on Hollywood as they placed their hand and footprints in concrete in front of the TCL Chinese Theater.

  • HC verdict will boost Muslim women's rights, says SC petitioner
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : A petitioner who moved the Supreme Court on the 'triple talaq' issue on Thursday welcomed the Allahabad High Courts verdict declaring as "unconstitutional" the practice of divorcing by uttering the word 'talaq' three times.

  • Bihar to challenge bail to board topper scam mastermind
    Patna, Dec 8 : The Bihar government on Thursday decided to challenge the bail granted to Usha Sinha, one of the masterminds behind the Bihar education board exam topper scam.

  • Jennings' ton on debut propels England to 196/2 (Tea report)
    Mumbai, Dec 8 : Debutant Keaton Jennings cracked a superb century to consolidate England's position at 196/2 at tea on the first day of the fourth Test match against India here on Thursday.

  • Alcatel launches its flagship device at Rs 16,999
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : Alcatel, TCL communication's mobile brand, on Thursday launched its flagship device "IDOL 4" in India and marked its entry into the VR space.

  • Schlamme, Cantin to be honoured by Directors Guild
    Los Angeles, Dec 8 : TV director Thomas Schlamme and film producer Marie Cantin will be honoured by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) for their service to the entertainment guild.

  • GoDaddy launches Wordpress websites for Indian businesses
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : Leading web hosting firm GoDaddy on Thursday launched WordPress websites for the Indian market to help small business owners, individuals and web professionals to easily convert their ideas online into a professional website.

  • Singer Sia separates from husband
    Los Angeles, Dec 8 : Singer Sia and her husband Erik Anders Lang have split after two years of marriage.

  • Tom Hardy to get inked by DiCaprio after losing bet
    Los Angeles, Dec 8 : Actor Tom Hardy has revealed that after losing a wager with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, he would now have to get a tattoo in DiCaprios handwriting.

  • Wear suitable footwear for your different wedding functions
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : Complement your dresses with the suitable footwear during your wedding functions. Opt for neutral pumps, strappy block heels, mojaris at different functions, says an expert.

  • Arvind Swami to star in 'Bhaskar the Rascal' Tamil remake
    Chennai, Dec 8 : Last year's Malayalam hit "Bhaskar the Rascal", which featured Mammootty and Nayanthara in the lead roles, is all set to be remade in Tamil with actor Arvind Swami confirmed to play the lead.

  • How to get happy feet this winter!
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : The winter season can be a nightmare for our feet as they are the main victims to the chilly weather. Rough and cracked heels can be very painful to deal with. One must moisturise the affected area and massage with olive oil.

  • Australia name unchanged squad for first Test against Pakistan
    Melbourne, Dec 8 : Australia named an unchanged 12-man squad to face Pakistan in the first Test match at Brisbane starting next Thursday, keeping faith in the players that beat South Africa in Adelaide recently.

  • Indian equities surge on positive global cues
    Mumbai, Dec 8 : Indian equity markets surged during the mid-afternoon session on Thursday as positive global cues, coupled with an appreciating rupee and value buying, buoyed investors' sentiments.

  • Russia opens fan-ID centre for 2017 Confederations Cup, 2018 World Cup
    ST.Petersburg (Russia), Dec 8 : Russia's first centre for the registration and issuance of fan-IDs for the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup football tournaments has been declared open here.

  • Hope to break hero image with 'Dhruva': Ram Charan
    Chennai, Dec 8 : Actor Ram Charan, who awaits the release of Telugu action-thriller "Dhruva", says he really hopes to break away from hero-centric films and image with the film when it hits the screens worldwide on Friday.

  • Porto, Sevilla grab remaining Champions League knockout berths, Real held (Roundup)
    Porto (Portugal), Dec 8 : Porto and Sevilla claimed the last two slots in the Champions League football knockout stage, while title holders Real Madrid will have to settle for a second-place ticket to the last 16.

  • Naomi turns judge for fashion series 'The Face'
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : Supermodel Naomi Campbell will be seen as one of the three jugdes for fashion reality TV series "The Face" on the lifestyle channel FOX Life.

  • Qualcomm, Microsoft team up to support Windows 10 devices
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : Chip manufacturer Qualcomm and Microsoft have teamed up to support Windows 10 on mobile computing devices powered by Snapdragon processors.

  • Parliament deadlock due to opposition's anti-democratic attitude: Javadekar
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : Saying that the government's efforts to end the logjam in Parliament had gone in vain, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday blamed the opposition's "anti-democratic attitude" for the deadlock.

  • Gunfight rages, mobile phones suspended in south Kashmir
    Srinagar, Dec 8 : Mobile phone services were suspended in parts of Kashmir on Thursday as a fierce gunfight raged between militants and security forces in the southern district of Anantnag.

  • Deepika Padukone named sexiest Asian woman
    Mumbai, Dec 8 : Actress Deepika Padukone has been named the sexiest Asian woman in the world for the first time. She has dethroned actress Priyanka Chopra, who has won the title four times in the popular list that is annually published by Britain-based Eastern Eye newspaper.

  • Triple Talaq unconstitutional, rules High Court
    Allahabad, Dec 8 : The Allahabad High Court on Thursday ruled that Triple Talaq was unconstitutional.

  • Twitter chief's 'complicated' feelings on Trump tweets
    San Francisco, Dec 8 : The co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Twitter Jack Dorsey has expressed his "complicated" feelings about US President-elect Donald Trump's tweeting hobby, media reported on Thursday.

  • Kerala priest gets double life term for rape
    Kochi, Dec 8 : A court here on Thursday handed out a double life term to a Catholic priest for raping a minor girl.

  • Parliament to observe holiday on December 12
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : Though divided over the demonetisation debate, Lok Sabha members on Thursday united to declare a holiday on December 12, giving themselves an extended four-day weekend.

  • Lok Sabha Speaker warns protesting members
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday warned of "harsh steps" if opposition members did not stop protesting and disrupting others who were speaking.

  • Government transactions in Tripura to go online
    Agartala, Dec 8 : All government transactions and payments in Tripura will go online from January 1, a top official said on Thursday.

  • Gremio wins Brazil Cup, earns place in Copa Libertadores
    Porto Alegre (Brazil), Dec 8 : Gremio won the Brazil Cup footbal tournament after drawing at home against Atletico Mineiro and earning themselves a place in the next edition of Copa Libertadores.

  • 'Baadshaho' will hit screens on September 1, next year
    Mumbai, Dec 8 : Filmmaker Milan Luthria's upcoming film "Baadshaho" is slated to release on September 1, next year.

  • Manipur post-demonetisation: Life thrown out of gear
    Imphal, Dec 8 : Even 30 days after demonetisation of high-value bank notes, life in Manipur remains at a standstill as people continue to struggle to make ends meet following the acute cash crunch.

  • Replace Parsekar as CM to save alliance, MGP tells BJP
    Panaji, Dec 8 : The BJP should sack Laxmikant Parsekar and name a new Chief Minister in Goa if it wants to continue the ruling alliance, BJP ally Maharashtrwadi Gomnatak Party (MGP) demanded on Thursday.

  • BJP ally in Goa flays demonetisation
    Panaji, Dec 8 : The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), a BJP ally in Goa, on Thursday said the demonetisation scheme had caused hardship to people because of the cash crunch.

  • Russell Crowe cleared in Azealia Banks case
    Los Angeles, Dec 8 : Actor Russell Crowe has been cleared in a case relating to his getting into a fight with rapper Azealia Banks in a hotel.

  • World Bank cancels $100m loan to Pakistan
    Islamabad, Dec 8 : The World Bank has cancelled a $100 million loan approved for a natural gas efficiency project, citing a lack of interest on the part of a Pakistani gas distribution company.

  • Heavy clashes in Mosul as Iraqi troops advance
    Baghdad, Dec 8 : Fierce clashes have erupted in war-torn Mosul as Iraqi forces made gains against Islamic State (IS) militants deep inside the northern city, media reported on Thursday.

  • Pakistan lifts 'undeclared' ban on Indian cotton imports
    Islamabad, Dec 8 : Pakistan has lifted an "undeclared" ban on imports of ginned cotton from India, pledging to strictly implement all phytosanitary and other conditions governing the fibre's imports on future shipments coming in via surface or sea.

  • Marketing doesn't supersede a good song's importance: Kholgade
    Mumbai, Dec 8 : Playback singer Shalmali Kholgade, who has sung songs like "Pareshaan", "Lat lag gayee" and "Baby ko bass pasand hai", says that only good marketing cannot give mileage to an average song, but a good composition does.

  • Kylie to sell one of her houses for $5.4 mn
    Los Angeles, Dec 8 : Reality TV star Kylie Jenner has put one of her Hidden Hills, California, houses on the market for a whopping $5.4 million.

  • Modi defends note ban, promises long-term gains
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : A month after demonetisation triggered an unprecedented cash crunch in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday defended his decision saying it will lead to long-term gains.

  • England post 196/2 at tea
    Mumbai, Dec 8 : England posted 196/2 at tea on the first day of their fourth cricket Test match against India here on Thursday.

  • Breather for over 24,000 illegal Indian workers in Kuwait
    Kuwait City, Dec 8 : In a rare gesture, the Kuwait government has stated it would not imprison or penalise over 24,000 illegal Indian workers if they report to the Interior Ministry for deportation or transfer of job visas.

  • Pakistan wants 'result-oriented' dialogue with India
    Islamabad, Dec 8 : Pakistan on Thursday said any dialogue with India should lead to "ultimate resolution" of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.

  • Marketing doesn't supersede a good song's importance: Shalmali
    Mumbai, Dec 8 : Playback singer Shalmali Kholgade, who has sung songs like "Pareshaan", "Lat lag gayee" and "Baby ko bass pasand hai", says that only good marketing cannot give mileage to an average song, but a good composition does.

  • Swedish 'shredder' Malmsteen to play for first time in India
    Itanagar, Dec 8 : It is time for rock lovers to get ready for a shredding sound check. Renowned Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will headline the third edition of the Orange Festival of Adventure and Music (OFAM) in Arunachal Pradesh this month in his maiden show in India, organisers said on Thursday.

  • Simple tips to be winter ready
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : Ready for the new winter look but not ready enough to go out in the cold? While the season is all about enveloping yourself in cozy quilts, sitting by the heater and sipping hot beverages, it's also about dealing with dry skin, chapped lips and cracked heels.

  • Brain activity may predict risk of falls in elderly
    New York, Dec 8 : Measuring the level of brain activity in healthy older adults while they are walking can predict their risk of falling, suggests a study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

  • Nothing but hardship in month of demonetisation: Kerala minister
    Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 : A month after the demonetisation process began, there has been nothing but hardship and for this Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to answer to the people, said Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Thursday.

  • Sack Parsekar for Goa alliance's sake, says MGP
    Panaji, Dec 8 : A BJP ally in Goa on Thursday demanded Laxmikant Parsekar be sacked and a new Chief Minister appointed if the party wanted the ruling alliance to continue.

  • Demonetisation a foolish decision, says Rahul
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation was not a "bold but a foolish decision".

  • Minor burnt after fending off gang rape in Jharkhand
    Ranchi, Dec 8 : A minor girl was burnt and thrown into a well after she fended off an attempted gang rape in Jharkhand's Seraikela-Kharsawa district on Thursday, police said.

  • Airtel launches free voice calling packs
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : Bharti Airtel on Thursday launched two new bundled packs for its prepaid customers with free voice calling and substantial data benefits, the company said.

  • Ashton Carter to discuss India's position as 'major defence partner'
    New York, Dec 8 : US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has said that he will discuss with Indian officials the impact of India being conferred the status of a "major defence partner" as the two democracies are "destined to be strategic partners in the future".

  • Optimism key to long life: Study
    New York, Dec 8 : Want to live longer? Try to maintain an optimistic outlook towards life -- a general expectation that good things will happen.

  • Demonetisation has killed over 90 people: Mamata
    Kolkata, Dec 8 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, saying it had killed over 90 people.

  • Two handed over to CBI for money laundering: ED official
    Kolkata, Dec 8 : Two persons were held and later handed over to Central Bureau of Investigation after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided about 15 bank branches in the city over suspicions that bank officials were involved in money laundering after demonetisation, an ED official said on Thursday.

  • Indigenous advanced Navy LCA will meet operational requirements: Developer
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : A more powerful engine, albeit imported, will enable the Mark-2 naval version of the indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) meet the requirements of the Indian Navy, its developer says, even as the navy chief has said that the Mark-1 version has not delivered.

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m.
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for a second time on Thursday over the issue of demonetisation -- till 2 p.m.

  • All 48 onboard killed in PIA flight crash
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 8 : All the 48 people who were onboard the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) that crashed near Abbottabad yesterday have been killed.