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CEO of French oil giant killed in freak plane accident

The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday.

Oscar de la Renta, designer to the stars, dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta, the world renowned designer who shaped the wardrobe of first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. Most recently, Amal Alamuddin wore a De la Renta-designed dress when she married George Clooney.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gets $84 million pay package

A regulatory document filed on Monday shows Nadella got a salary for the fiscal year that ended June 30 of $918,917 and a $3.6 million bonus. He also was given stock awards worth nearly $79.8 million but most of the payments will be made over several years.

Members of Pak gang who posed as KBC staff to con people held

Eight members of a Pakistan-based syndicate have been arrested in Delhi for cheating several people to the tune of lakhs of rupees through a fake lottery scheme, police said on Monday.

No movie halls, still Haider a hit in Valley

Kashmir’s capital may have no movie halls anymore but that hasn’t stopped Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider from becoming a sleeper hit with numerous people downloading the movie to hold private screenings.

Diwali bonanza: Boss gifts workers cars, home deposits, jewellery in Surat

A generous boss in Gujarat has given 1,200 of his workers new cars, deposits for flats and lakhs of rupees worth diamond jewellery as rewards for loyalty.

Leniency to rape accused against society’s interests: Judge in Dhaula Kuan case

Any liberal attitude shown towards rape convicts — such as imposing meagre sentences or taking a sympathetic view due to their families — is against societal interest and counterproductive in the long run, a court said on Monday.

Mohammedan Sporting, club older than Fifa, disbands senior team

Mohammedan Sporting, one of India's oldest clubs with a rich legacy, on Monday decided to leave the national football scene for this season due to severe financial crisis.

Mangalyaan in good health after encounter with comet Siding Spring

A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter. India's Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan is in 'good health' after the encounter.

Bangalore: Marathon runners take wrong turn, take bus to finish line

A marathon ended in farce in Bangalore after the pilot car overshot a turn, forcing the top three runners to take a long detour before abandoning the race -- and taking a bus to the finish line.

Saudi man's American wife files for divorce via e-mail

An American woman has been allowed to file for divorce from her Saudi husband via e-mail after the man left the US with her three children and prevented her from seeing them.

Why and how has multicultural India become racist?

For a country as diversely populated as India, where the nuance of ‘unity in diversity’ is oft quoted and rhetorically celebrated, racial attacks are bound to evoke a number of questions, with the most basic being ‘why?’.

India to soon manufacture health capsule from tea extract

In what can be a boost for the Make in India slogan the industry and lab are entering into new areas of partnership—latest being transfer of  technology from a CSIR lab to make multi nutritional health capsule from tea extracts.

WATCH: Vijay's Kaththi promises to be a fast-paced, action-filled thriller

Tamil film Kaththi's trailer, released on Sunday, has AR Murugadoss written all over it, with superstar Vijay hogging screen estate as always. Sadly, playing a one-man army in this day and age, who takes on the big bad world of power brokers, Vijay looks unconvincing.

Assembly polls: When Twitteratti dish it out, add insult to taste 

The Maharashtra and Haryana assembly election results on Sunday served the perfect canvas for Twitteratti. Armed with wit, sarcasm and the 140-character limit, they had a field day, primarily at the expense of those on the losing side.
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