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Rahul Gandhi Take-Over Plan, Sonia Gandhi To Retain Key Role

Rahul Gandhi will take over as Congress president from his mother Sonia Gandhi in a process of organisational elections that begin next month as planned, top party sources said today, seeking to quash rumours that the transition may be delayed. The elections in the mammoth party are expected to be held over several weeks and Mr Gandhi, who is currently the party number 2, will take over as president in

Virender Sehwag Opts For Silence After India Head Coach Snub

After a lot of twists and turns in announcing the Indian men’s cricket team head coach, Ravi Shastri was finally the chosen one for the cricket board’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). Virender Sehwag, who was at one time perceived as the front-runner for the post, was left empty-handed. On Tuesday, during a promotional event in Mumbai, Sehwag evaded questions on the controversial selection of the head coach after being pipped by Shastri for

Wheelchair-Bound Delhi Woman Alleges Discrimination By Uber In Viral Post

“I’m not ashamed of my disability. I endure it every day,” 24-year-old Preeti Singh tells. She makes her way around the capital on low-floor DTC buses, uses the Delhi metro and takes cabs almost every other day. But a recent experience with two separate Uber drivers left her “humiliated.” She wrote about the discrimination she faced as a woman in a wheelchair on Monday in a Facebook post that has

Steven Spielberg actually directed Poltergeist, crew member confirms

For years, rumours have circulated that Poltergeist‘s credited director, Tobe Hooper, wasn’t actually behind the lens of the classic 1982 horror; instead, fans claimed Steven Spielberg was responsible, already being credited as both producer and screenwriter. All easily dismissed, it seemed. Hooper’s work on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has made him a legend of horror cinema, and the rest of his fairly cult CV makes Poltergeist a natural fit. However, fans have noted for a while that

Varun Dhawan apologises for IIFA 2017 nepotism barb at Kangana Ranaut

Varun Dhawan has apologised for his “Nepotism rocks” act at the IIFA Awards in New York this year, that created a stir over social media last week. The act was orchestrated to take a dig at Kangana Ranaut and her comment on filmmaker Karan Johar’s talk show that he was the ‘flagbearer of nepotism’. Varun, son of veteran filmmaker David Dhawan, along with Karan Johar and actor Saif Ali Khan, brought up

This is what Shraddha Kapoor has to say about Nawazuddin Siddiqui's tweet

He is one of Bollywood’s most versatile actors. If he can pull off the role of a local journalist in Bajrangi Bhaijaan with elan, he can play the gangster with perfection in Gangs Of Wasseypur. That’s Nawazuddin Siddiqui for you. Despite being one of the best actors in Bollywood in recent times, the 43-year-old actor is still facing a tough time in the films because of his unconventional looks. The

Umesh Yadav’s house burgled on the day he’s appointed RBI assistant manager

On a day when Umesh Yadav landed a job with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as assistant manager, the right-arm Indian pace bowler also had to deal with some bad news. Umesh’s house in Nagpur was burgled on Tuesday, and according to reports, the thief or thieves took cash amounting to R45,000 as well as mobile phones. The number of mobile phones that have been stolen is not yet

Assamese singer Bidisha Bezbaruah commits suicide, found dead in Gurugram

Assamese actor and singer Bidisha Bezbaruah allegedly committed suicide at her residence in Gurugram’s Sushant Lok Monday. She was a resident of Guwahati’s Uzan Bazar area. According to a local news daily of Assam, the reason for her death is yet to be confirmed, but according to her family she was forced to commit suicide. Sources said that there were some problems in her married life. The report also suggests

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Hints At Racism, Tweets About Not Being Cast With Fair Actors

A tweet from actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui hinting at Bollywood’s racist underbelly is at once illuminating and obfuscating. This morning, the 43-year-old actor posted a tweet addressed to nobody in particular, that read: “Thank you for making me realise that I cannot be paired with the fair and handsome because I am dark and not good looking, but I never focus on that.” Nawazuddin’s tweet is perhaps a response to what

Smriti Irani given additional charge of I&B Ministry after Venkaiah Naidu resigns

Union textile minister Smriti Irani was on Tuesday given the additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting while Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh was handed over the charge of Urban Development. The rejig took place after senior party leader and NDA vice presidential candidate Venkaiah Naidu resigned from his ministerial responsibilities on Monday. The Office of Prime Minister of India confirmed the report and tweeted, “Shri @MVenkaiahNaidu has resigned

BSP chief Mayawati says will resign as Rajya Sabha MP over Dalit atrocities

A furious Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati today threatened to resign from the membership of the Rajya Sabha if she was not allowed to raise the various incidents of violence against Dalits and other minorities. “Let me speak or I will resign from the Rajya Sabha if I am not allowed to speak on Dalit atrocities,” Mayawati told Rajya Sabha Speaker PJ Kurien after he asked her to cut

Mohammed Shami threatened by local youths in Kolkata

A group of young men allegedly threatened and tried to barge into Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami’s residence in South Kolkata’s Katjunagar after an altercation, as per media reports on Monday. The incident occured on Saturday night when the 27-year old was returning home with his wife. Shami’s driver was allegedly driving too fast and nearly collided with a local’s motorbike which was kept meters away from the pacer’s residence,