HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014


Airtel wants you to pay extra for using Skype, Viber, more

If you use services like Skype or Viber to make calls over Airtel's mobile data network, be prepared to pay extra. Yes, we know you already pay Airtel for for that data. Doesn't matter.

Yet another DD blooper: Modi pic, Santa caption; employee removed

In an instance that came to be seen as symbolising the carelessness which often marks Doordarshan’s functioning, a picture with an unrelated caption posted by its Twitter account sparked derision through the day in the digital world.

Man thinks he's Matthew McConaughey after waking up from coma

A London-based barber once woke up from a coma with the firm belief that he was Matthew McConaughey. 25-year-old Rory Curtis suffered a brain hemorrhage after he crashed into a lorry and was then hit by six cars on the M42 in Tamworth, Staffordshire back in August 2012.

Delhi: Union cabinet legalises E-rickshaws

In a move that will bring cheers to lakhs of e-rickshaw drivers plying across India, the Union cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance to legalise the battery-operated vehicles.

The Interview is not alone: Here are Hollywood's most controversial films ever

After days of now it is releasing, now it's not and now it is, The Interview will hit the theatres today. This Seth Rogen, James Franco film joins the list of highly controversial films which Hollywood has produced. Here's looking at films which led to protests, riots and attacks.

Watch Hawaizaada trailer: Mithun impresses in this Shivkar Talpade biopic

Ayushmann Khurrana-Pallavi Sharda-starrer Hawaizaada is based on the life of Marathi scientist Shivkar Talpade, credited to have constructed and flown India’s first plane in 1895. Watch the trailer.

The Interview to hit theatres on Christmas, confirms Sony Pictures

Four days after being slammed by President Barack Obama, Sony on Tuesday announced The Interview, the film that got in into trouble with North Korean hackers, will be released.

After violence-hit year, Pope Francis urges 'tenderness' as millions celebrate Xmas

Pope Francis led Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican on Wednesday calling for 'tenderness' and 'warmth' after a violence-plagued year as millions of Christians began marking the holiday.

In pics: Fog engulfs north India, disrupts normal life

Delhiites on Wednesday woke up to yet another chilly morning with dense fog enveloping several parts of the national capital, affecting movement of 70 trains and disrupting flight operations.

Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma's PK crosses Rs. 100 crore in four days

Rajkumar Hirani’s directorial PK has minted more than Rs. 100 crore in four days in India and the 'overwhelming' response has moved the movie’s actor Anushka Sharma.

The Balachander touch: The director who rocked the roots of Tamil cinema

K Balachander, who passed away on Tuesday night in a Chennai hospital, changed the way Tamil cinema was made and perceived. Be it his powerful visuals and sharp dialogues or breaking away from the clichés, he mastered it all.

Sanjay Dutt granted 14-day furlough, can be extended by another two weeks

Actor Sanjay Dutt, who is currently serving a sentence in Pune's Yerawada jail after being convicted for illegal possession of arms in the 1993 serial blasts case, was granted a 14-day furlough on Dec 23.

Where’s Nawaz Sharif’s action plan?

On December 17, a day after the brutal carnage of over 130 schoolchildren stunned Pakistan, PM Sharif vowed to bring the culprits to justice. Pledging not to show any distinction between ‘good or bad Taliban’, Sharif announced that Pakistan would have an action plan within a week to combat militancy.

Virat Kohli surpasses Tendulkar on Twitter to head list

Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli has overtaken Sachin Tendulkar as the most followed sportsperson on Twitter though the iconic cricketer still holds the number two spot a year after his retirement.

Since 2008, 52 Indian millionaires moved to UK

As many as 52 Indian millionaires have moved to Britain since 2008 under a visa category targeted at ‘high net worth individuals’ who bring major investments that allows them to gain permanent residence on a fast-track basis.
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