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We have to stand up for Deepika Padukone: Shah Rukh Khan

Speaking at the music launch of Happy New Year, SRK said, "Whatever Deepika tweeted I do support and all the cast of HNY will support that. We don't have the guts to do what she has done but we support her. We all feel for her. We should not trivialise the issue."

Android One set to force Samsung into price war

With Google throwing its tech might behind India’s low-cost phone makers, Micromax, Karboon and Spice, while introducing the Android One operating system, South Korean giant Samsung, which was conspicuously absent, may now have to enter into a price war at the bottom of the smartphone pyramid.

Great Scot! Independence vote may up Scotch prices

As part of UK, Scotland has access to its overseas missions where it sells its single malt, uses the stable pound sterling as currency, gets tariff-free export within EU and uses the bloc to negotiate trade and tax deals globally.

Think Before You Post, says Facebook to Indian teens

With growing instances of online abuse and bullying, Facebook launched the 'Think Before You Share' campaign to make teenagers think carefully before they post information, ideas or photos online.

BJP's loss in UP worse than it seems, party lost most ground in Lucknow

Have the people of Uttar Pradesh (UP) denounced the Modi wave? Samajwadi Party (SP) has won 8 out of the 11 assembly seats contested on Friday in the state. Interestingly, all these assembly constituencies in UP were won by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during the legislative elections of 2012.

Narendra Modi and Xi need to balance interdependence and strategic rivalry

Both sides will, first, be straining to ensure that Xi Jinping's visit in no way pales in comparison to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Japan. Beijing has already announced that Xi’s visit will see investments worth $100 billion in India.

75% marks in class 12th board exams, the new eligibility criteria for the IITs

The controversial ‘percentile system’ that decides students' eligibility for admissions into the IITs is set to change with the Joint Admission Board of the premier technical institutions recommending ‘top 20 percentile or 75% marks in the state board examinations, whichever is lower,’ for a seat in the IITs.

200 youths shave off their heads to ward off ‘ill omens’ caused by a simian’s death

Its monkey business of a different sort. Nearly 200 youths had their heads tonsured to ward off the ‘ill omen’ brought on by the death of a simian within the village boundaries.

Thai woman commits suicide by leaping into pond of crocodiles

A 65-year-old Thai woman has committed suicide by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists on Bangkok's outskirts, police told AFP on Tuesday.

Bypoll results: More than 50% say Modi magic still exists

Despite the drubbing of the saffron party in the just-concluded bypolls, more than 50% respondents in a HT poll on Tuesday said that the country was still under the spell of the ‘Modi wave’.

Meet Rambo from Indore who is in the race for Cutest Indian Dog Alive

After scanning through hundreds of photographs of lovable Indian ‘community dogs’ and learning about their rescue stories, Rambo of Indore has made it to the finals of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) third annual Cutest Indian Dog Alive contest.

As D-Day nears, here are five things you need to know about India's Mars Mission

India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission, scheduled to enter the orbit of the Red Planet on September 24, is in the 'pink of health' and sending vital information from 211 million km away after covering 95% of its journey, ISRO said on Saturday. Full Coverage: From India to Mars

Teaser review: Vikram's part-Werewolf, part-Hunchback avatar in I will stun you

There's no mistaking the technical superiority of ace director Shankar's forthcoming film I. The bigger question is: Is the Indian audience evolved enough to relate to a character inspired by western folklore?

Hindu activists thrash MP university VC over appeal to help J-K students

Vikram University vice chancellor Prof Jawaharlal Kaul was admitted to Sanjeevani Hospital after members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajarang Dal manhandled him at his office in Ujjain on Monday. The mob also vandalised his office.

Music review: Happy New Year's music is trendy and young at heart

The album has 8 originals, and one instrumental, remix and a medley each. At a total run time of 42 minutes 19 seconds, it is lengthy by any standard, but then we are talking about Hindi films which prefer melodrama over anything else.
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