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Ed Sheeran parties with Bollywood brigade in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) On the night before his much-awaited concert here on Sunday, Shape of you hitmaker Ed Sheeran partied away with Bollywood's who's who, including Shah Rukh Khan, Farah Khan and Shahid Kapoor. A British singer, songwriter and music producer, Sheeran was dressed casually in a checked shirt teamed with camouflage pants and a pair of spectacles at the party, organised by...

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Gujarat poll panel chief orders probe against controversial video

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat has ordered the cyber crime cell of Ahmedabad to probe a complaint filed by a rights activist about a video that's viral on social media, alleging it was made with an intention to cause communal divide in the context of the Gujarat Assembly elections. The Gujarat CEO B.B. Swain ordered the cyber crime cell Ahmedabad ...

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Taapsee trolled for wearing short dress, replies strongly

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, a keen supporter of women's empowerment, on Saturday poked fun at a few social media users who trolled her online for wearing a short dress. Taapsee shared a photograph of herself on Twitter in which she can be seen wearing a black-and-white strapless one piece dress with minimal make-up. Sometimes the best moments stay untouched, uned...

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Patidars to hold rally in support of Hardik despite denial of permission

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Ignoring denial of permission by the authorities, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) is determined to go ahead with its mega rally in Mansa town here on Saturday evening to demonstrate the community's support to young leader Hardik Patel, despite the 'sex CDs' on him, - in a big worry for the ruling BJP. PAAS leader Hardik Patel has said that in spite of ...

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Bhutia offers training stint to Kashmiri youth Majid Khan

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Indian Captain Bhaichung Bhutia has written to the Jammu and Kashmir Football Federation offering a training stint to Kashmiri youth Majid Khan, a footballer who recently returned home after quitting the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). I was very sad to read reports of Majid joining a terrorist organisation. Football has provided solace to many over the years and I...

18 hours ago
'Jumanji' VR experience to work on Facebook soon: Report

San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) After adding 360 videos to News Feeds in 2016, Facebook has now begun testing virtual reality (VR) experiences in the users' news feeds. It will reportedly begin with the upcoming Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle film that runs in VR headsets, on mobile phones, desktop and on Facebook. The experience, which was also co-developed by Avatar Labs and the F...

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Ariel Winter feels insecure all the time

Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Modern Family actor Ariel Winter says she feels insecure all the time and recalled being branded fat and a s**t during her younger years. I was completely flat and would get ridiculed for that. I started trying to dress for my body and was called a sl*t or a fat hooker. It got even worse as I was turning 13, 14, 15. It really took so much of my self- esteem, ...

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CISF to patrol 'dark areas' at Delhi Metro stations

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In the wake of an incident of molestation inside a metro station, the CISF on Friday issued a direction for its quick reaction teams (QRTs), including women commandos, to increase patrols in the dark and un-manned areas inside Delhi Metro stations. The decision was taken at a Delhi Metro security review meeting chaired by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) ...

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Kashmiri footballer quits militancy, Army calls him 'brave'

Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 17 (IANS) Majid Khan, a young footballer whose decision to join the LeT stunned Kashmirs, has given up militancy, the Army announced on Friday, with the 20-year-old making a brief appearance at a press conference here. Amid conflicting reports whether Majid Khan had surrendered or was caught, Major General B.S. Raju said: The brave young man, Majid Khan, ...

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Drake pauses show to threaten male fan groping women

Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) Rapper Drake paused his performance here to threaten a male fan who was groping women during the show. Drake was in the middle of performing his hit song Know yourself at his show's after party at a nightclub on Wednesday when he noticed a male concertgoer groping women. He eventually told the DJ to pause the song and threatened the male fan, reports aceshowbiz.com....

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Facebook launches new tools for video creators

San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) In yet another attempt to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has announced new tools for video creators to join its platform. Called Facebook Creator, the app will help the community create original video, go live with exclusive features and connect with their community on the social media giant. The app has been launched globally on the iOS platf...

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Sarcasm makes Modi a Twitter sensation: Study

New York, Nov 16 (IANS) What makes Prime Minister Narendra Modi the world's No.2 most popular politician in the Twittersphere after US President Donald Trump? Strategic use of sarcasm and humour, suggest results of a study by University of Michigan in the US. Modi has over 36 million followers on Twitter and the way he uses sarcasm against his opponents became the focus of the study tha...

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Indians living in climate of hate, intolerance: Kerala CM

London, Nov 16 (IANS) Indians are living in a climate of hate and intolerance, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan says, adding that the Congress was incapable of fighting communal forces ideologically. Vijayan also said that the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will decide whether he has to exit Kerala and play a larger national role. The RSS-BJP combine has aggressiv...

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Uber opens new engineering facility in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 16 (IANS) The world's leading taxi aggregator Uber has opened a new engineering facility in Hyderabad, its second in India. The company has hired over 40 engineers to build what it calls world-class business intelligence platforms and real time streaming for Uber globally. Spread over 18,000 square feet, the facility has come up in Kondapur in HiTec City, the IT hu...

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'Don 3' is definitely happening: Ritesh Sidhwani

Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Producer Ritesh Sidhwani says the third instalment of Shah Rukh Khan starrer Don Franchise will happen but he is waiting for the right script. Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's banner Excel Entertainment produced Don (2006) and Don 2 (2011) starring Shah Rukh Khan in lead roles. Asked about Don 3, Sidhwani said: For any sequel or prequel or third part of a franch...

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Gionee M7 Power: Long battery, 3D photos and much more

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The dominance of Chinese smartphone players in the Indian market is not going to wither away any time soon, and Gionee India, with a customer base of 12.5 million and over six per cent market share, has ramped up its efforts to become one of the top five brands in the country. With the launch of M7 Power in the mid-price segment at Rs 16,999, Gionee aims to furth...

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Committed to upholding freedom of press: Modi

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished journalists on National Press Day and said his government is fully committed to upholding freedom of press and expression in all forms. In a series of tweets on Thursday morning, Modi termed free press as the cornerstone of a vibrant democracy and said that the role of the media in giving voice to the voiceless is c...

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'Russian Twitter accounts meddled in 2016 Brexit vote'

London, Nov 16 (IANS) In a startling revelation, a group of data scientists has found 156,252 Russian accounts on Twitter which mentioned #Brexit and posted nearly 45,000 messages related to the EU referendum in the 48 hours around the vote. According to a report in The Times on Thursday, Russian Twitter accounts posted more than 45,000 messages about Brexit in 48 hours during last year'...

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Bella Thorne poses with fake baby bump

Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress Bella Thorne played a prank on her followers on social media by sharing a video of herself with a fake baby bump. The 20-year-old posted the video over Instagram on Tuesday, reports dailymail.co.uk. The actress can be seen donning a long dress in the video, while checking out her own reflection. It may be a little early for Thorne to be ...

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Thousands of sardines pop up on Panaji ramp, videos go viral

Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) Thousands of sardines mysteriously popped out of Mandovi river near Panaji and up a ferry ramp on Wednesday, video footage of which went viral on the social media. Hours later, the Chief Minister's Office said in a statement that the phenomenon was a result of loss of orientation by the shoal of sardines. The sardines are called shoaling fish and their juven...

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