Lifestyle

Varun Dhawan mixes cardio, weight lifting and pilates to sculpt his totally fit body

Varun Dhawan mixes cardio, weight lifting and pilates to sculpt his totally fit body. (Instagram.com/varundhawan) Following the success of his last film, October, actor Varun Dhawan is back with a bang to shoot for his next Kalank, a period drama directed by Abhishek Varman. Knowing Varun’s dedication towards his fitness and workouts, Varman has reportedly […]

Entertainment

Salman Khan is returning as the host of reality show Dus Ka Dum. The telecast date of the show isn’t declared yet

Salman Khan is one of the most popular TV hosts in India. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is also one of the most watched hosts on Indian television. The actor is returning with his show, Dus Ka Dum. However, the telecast date of the show hasn’t been revealed yet. In a new 80-second promo for the […]

Entertainment

Bollywood star Katrina Kaif was spotted alongside her sister Isabelle and parents at a Mumbai eatery on Sunday night

Bollywood star Katrina Kaif, who was last seen in Salman Khan-starrer Tiger Zinda Hai, went out for a quiet family dinner late Sunday in Mumbai and pictures from their outing are going viral online. Katrina was spotted along with her sister Isbabelle, mom Suzanne Turquotte and dad Mohammed Kaif at a Bandra restaurant in Mumbai. […]

Business

HDFC Bank: There has been no change for FDs of tenues longer than 5 years

HDFC Bank Ltd has increased rates for fixed deposits (FDs) below Rs1 crore for most tenures above 1 year, in the range of 10-100 basis points (bps). One bps is one-hundredth of a percentage point. With this, the highest rate for non-bulk FDs (less than Rs1 crore) from HDFC Bank with a tenure of 1 […]

Entertainment

Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar bagged the best actress and best actor awards at Dadasaheb Phalke Awards in Mumbai

While Akshay Kumar won best actor award for his role in Padman (Jury) and for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Bhumi Pednekar walked away with the best actress trophy for her work in Toilet Ek Prem Katha. Sonam, meanwhile, won it for her act in Padman. Bollywood actors Bhumi Pednekar, Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar bagged […]

Business

Kotak Mahindra Bank reported a 15% rise in fourth-quarter net profit

Signage for Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. is displayed outside a branch in Mumbai, India.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg) Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd, India’s fifth-biggest private sector bank by assets, on Monday reported a 15% rise in fourth-quarter net profit, boosted by higher interest and fee incomes. Net profit was Rs 1124 crore ($169.34 million) for the three months […]

Politics

The Opposition says a ‘conspiracy’ and strong arm tactics are behind the Trinamool Congress’ formidable record of victories

West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses a rally at Damurjala Stadium in Howrah district of West Bengal.( With 27% of the total seats in the Bengal panchayat elections won without any contest, the Trinamool Congress has set an all-time time record, beating the Left Front which won 11% of the […]

Business

The government has identified 4 Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) for listing on stock exchanges in line with the Union Budget 2018-19

Guidelines for the listing are almost ready, and entail details like quantum of stake dilution, instrument to be floated and category of possible investors in the public issue, sources said. They further said the four RRBs are eligible to come out with initial public offerings (IPOs), and may hit the capital markets this year. “It […]

Politics

In an editorial in Saamana, the Shiv Sena said Narendra Modi did not raise crucial issues with Chinese President Xi Jinping

The Shiv Sena on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent visit to China, which it said had no particular agenda, and questioned him on what was achieved by such a trip. In an editorial in the party’s mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, the Sena slammed Modi for not taking up crucial issues with Chinese President […]

Business

China’s economy is giving little sign that a slowdown is approaching, with services strengthening and manufacturing remaining robust

The official manufacturing purchasing managers index stood at 51.4 in April versus the 51.3 estimate in a Bloomberg survey and 51.5 last month. The non-manufacturing PMI, covering services and construction, rose to 54.8, the statistics bureau said Monday, beating estimates. Levels above 50 indicate improvement. In the face of persistent threats to the trade outlook […]

Politics

BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar reacts after being produced at CBI court in Lucknow, in connection with the Unnao rape case

MLA Sengar allegedly raped the woman, then a minor, along with others, participating in a gang rape, but the police refused to take action. Instead, the police arrested the young woman’s father, and he was later beaten so severely, allegedly by the MLA’s aides, that he died. Despite public outrage, what explains this sort of […]

Latest Bulletin

Opinion: Punishment for Asaram shows our system still has capability to reignite hope

He was crestfallen. Moist eyes and a voice so hushed it appeared it was emerging not from the mouth of a person standing here, but from a deep cave. Speaking with a stutter, it wasn’t clear whether the person was talking to our correspondent or to himself: “My heartfelt thanks to the court. It has […]

Latest Bulletin

Islamic State claims attack, Six journalists among 25 killed in twin suicide blasts in Kabul

  At least 25 people were killed, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer Shah Marai and five other journalists, when two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul on Monday, police and  have confirmed. The attacks, claimed by the Islamic State group, are the latest deadly assaults on the Afghan capital and have spurred an outpouring of grief […]

Sports

Chris Lynn scored a fifty as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in an IPL 2018

Chris Lynn in action during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in Bangalore. Chris Lynn scored his 22nd T20 fifty and the second of this IPL as he led Kolkata Knight Riders’ charge against Royal Challengers Bangalore. KKR won by six wickets. (RCB vs KKR IPL 2018 HIGHLIGHTS) Putting […]

Sports

Fielding let RCB down vs Kolkata Knight Riders, says Brendon McCullum:IPL 2018

  Brendon McCullum blamed his side’s fielding for the loss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. (RCB vs KKR highlights) The Kiwi batsman, returning to the side after being dropped for two games, made 38 as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) managed to post a challenging 175/4 in their allotted 20 overs. However, the […]

Technology

Facebook now lets users ‘downvote’ and ‘upvote’ comments

Facebook had confirmed testing a ‘downvote button’ back in February this year. Many users have now started seeing the downvote button along with an upvote button on Facebook. First reported by The Next Web, the downvote and upvote button appears on comments and has a simply up and down arrow as the symbol. Facebook users started posting […]

Technology

Nokia X or Nokia X6 could be HMD Global’s new smartphone expected to launch on May 16

Nokia X or Nokia X6 spotted with a notch display HMD Global is expected to launch a new smartphone dubbed ‘Nokia X’ or ‘Nokia X6’ as early as May 16 in China. The company has confirmed the launch date for its new smartphone on Chinese blogging site, Weibo. Interestingly, OnePlus 6 will also launch the same day […]

Business

Allcargo Logistics Ltd. is emulating Uber Technologies Inc. to boost its business of sharing marine containers

Allcargo Logistics Ltd. is emulating Uber Technologies Inc. to boost its business of sharing marine containers. A unit of the Mumbai-based Allcargo, ECU Worldwide, which aggregates orders from clients, plans to use Uber’s model to make it easier for clients to book marine freight. Allcargo, which reported a drop in profit in four of the […]

Business

Wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc.and Sprint Corp, have finally merge

I almost can’t believe it. After years of flirtation and false starts—not to mention false hope for investors—wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. have finally inked a deal. T-Mobile agreed on Sunday to buy Overland Park, Kansas-based Sprint in a stock swap that values Sprint at about $26 billion, plus the assumption of […]

Lifestyle

Sri Lanka is going through a tourism revival and the luxury hotel industry is booming

The manicured gardens and bungalow at Ceylon Tea Trails.(Facebook) In 2004 businessman Malik Fernando bought Castlereagh, a decrepit bungalow in the terraced, emerald hills of Sri Lanka’s sprawling tea country. The structure had no roof. “It was in absolute shambles,” he recalls. “There were cattle roaming through the whole house.” But it had one irresistible […]