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 New Delhi, September 24, 2013
First Published: 16:50 IST(24/9/2013) | Last Updated: 16:53 IST(24/9/2013)

Fairfax Holdings to buy BlackBerry, The Lunchbox director miffed by Oscar jury, roadside vendor in UP shot after serving onion-less omelette and Obama caught on the microphone saying he quit cigarettes for fear of wife were most read on the webite. Listed are the stories.

BlackBerry to be bought by Fairfax Holdings for $4.7 billion
BlackBerry announced Monday it agreed to a $4.7 billion buyout by a consortium of investors who plan to take the struggling Canadian smartphone maker private. Read more...

The Lunchbox director miffed by Oscar jury decision
The "decision to select The Good Road was a collective one taken by a 16-member jury," says Filmmaker Gautam Ghose who headed the Oscar-nomination jury. However, Director Ritesh Batra of The Lunchbox fame thinks "It's heartbreaking." Read more...

Roadside vendor in UP shot after serving onion-less omelette
Onion shortage is making people see red these days. A roadside vendor in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh was shot at on Monday because he did not garnish a customer’s omelette with onions, while another was beaten for using radish instead. Read more...

Obama caught on microphone: I quit cigarettes for fear of wife
First lady Michelle Obama, a campaigner for public health, has been open about her distaste for her husband's smoking but said that he never lit up in front of their two daughters. Read more...

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