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Happy New Year makes Rs. 45 crore on opening day, breaks all records ever

Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Happy New Year was expected to do well across theatres but the kind of business the movie has shown on the first day itself is nothing short of phenomenal. Bollywood trade analyst Tarash Adarsh has tweeted the figures.

Canada PM Stephen Harper hid in a closet during attack: reports

According to MPs cited anonymously by the daily Globe & Mail and others, Harper spent as much as 15 minutes in the tiny space off a meeting room where he and his Conservative caucus were meeting.

Indian-born Sundar Pichai set to become new Google tech czar

Google CEO Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai, one of his key lieutenants, in charge of the Internet company's products. Pichai will have oversight over products such as search, maps, Google+, commerce, advertising and infrastructure.

Movie review: Manmohan Desai goes the Hollywood way in Happy New Year

You cannot miss Shah Rukh Khan's film Happy New Year's obvious resemblance to Hollywood's Ocean's 11 series. But it's Farah Khan's baby, and therefore it has the mandatory 'formula' and all those old Bollywood references.

IAF asks personnel to shun Xiaomi phones, cites spying concerns

IAF personnel and their families have been asked not to use Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones on the ground that data was allegedly transferred to their servers in China and it could be a security risk, a charge denied by the company.

Google executive Alan Eustace sets multiple records with leap from near-space

Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

Biteman returns: Luis Suarez to debut for Barcelona in El Clasico today

Four months after disgracing himself in front of the world by biting an opponent for the third time, Barcelona's record signing Luis Suarez will be back on the pitch and hoping to put his career back on track.

New York on alert over first Ebola case

A New York doctor who recently returned from Guinea tested positive for Ebola on Thursday becoming the fourth case yet in the United States. Craig Spencer, 33, was treating Ebola patients in Guinea, one of three west African nations hit the hardest by the outbreak.

Delhi: Spike in pollution sends elderly, kids to hospital

Figures released by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Friday showed that the levels of five major pollutants were five to eight times higher than prescribed limits on Diwali.

Gangs of Wasseypur: Jailed warlord controlling crime empire via mobile phone

Jharkhand’s most famous ganglord whose violent ways inspired the epic Bollywood movie Gangs of Wasseypur, is running his crime empire from behind the high walls of jail through high-end 3G-enabled mobile phones, police have revealed.

Billiards: Pankaj Advani emerges World champion

Pankaj Advani, the 29-year old from Bangalore, set a record of sorts when he defeated Peter Gilchrist 6-2 in the final of the World billiards championship (points format) at Leeds on Saturday.

Haryana paanwala gets Rs. 132-cr power bill

A paanwala or betel-leaf seller in Sonepat district of Haryana received an electricity bill of `132 crore. Rajesh Gupta alias Chautala, who in a 7x7 space runs a betel-leaf shop at Gohana was shocked to receive a bill of Rs. 132 crore for a two-month period.

Indian-origin UK mother poisoned daughters with acid: Report

An Indian-origin lab technician whowas found dead with her two daughters in north-west London last year had poisoned all three with acid, according to an inquest into her death.

In pics: Celebrating the Festival of Lights

From India to as far as the UK, people across the globe celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Here's a look at how the festivities played out through Thursday.

Medical breakthrough: Australian doctors transplant 'dead' hearts

Australian surgeons on Friday said they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in what they said was a world first that could change the way organs are donated.
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