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Jiah Khan 'wanted to quit film industry before suicide'

Jiah Khan‘s mother has issued a statement to the police in relation to the death of her daughter last night (June 3). Jiah’s body was discovered by her mother Rabiya Amin and her sister at her Juhu flat. She had committed suicide between 11pm and 11.30pm. Rabia Amin further said that she was upset about an audition in Hyderabad on Sunday. The audition apparently had not gone well with the producers telling

Jiah Khan suicide case:Mumbai Police questions Aditya Pancholi's son

Actress Jiah Khan  boyfriend Suraj Pancholi, son of Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi, is likely to be questioned in connection with the actress’ alleged suicide, according to TV reports. The Mumbai Police is questioning Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi’s son Suraj, who was said to be close to the late actor, in connection with her suicide, they said on Tuesday. According to a senior police officer, Suraj was a close friend of Jiah and

Actor Jiah Khan commits suicide

Bollywood actress Nafisa alias Jiah Khan, who was seen opposite Amitabh Bachchan in “Nishabd”, committed suicide at her residence in Mumbai’s Juhu area, police said Tuesday. She was 25. The Britain-born actress was found hanging at her flat in Sagar Sangeet Building in the posh Juhu area of northwest Mumbai around midnight. The cause of the suicide is not yet clear, police said, adding that autopsy reports were awaited. “She

Dalmiya takes interim charge

Jagmohan Dalmiya has taken over as interim BCCI chief after N Srinivasan agreed to step aside, till the investigation into the IPL spot-fixing scandal is over, in the emergent board working committee meeting in Chennai on Sunday. In a decision in which the pro-Sharad Pawar group appeared to have suffered a dent, the Working Committee of the Board decided that Dalmiya will conduct its day-to-day affairs after Srinivasan announced that

Jean Stapleton Dies At 90

Jean Stapleton, who played Edith Bunker in the groundbreaking 1970s TV comedy “All in the Family,” has died. She was 90. John Putch says Saturday that his mother died Friday of natural causes at her New York City home surrounded by friends and family. Jean was born in NYC and she started her career by yodeling and dancing on Broadway in Funny Girls, Damn Yankees and Bells are Ringing. She guest starred in a

CBSE Class XII results out; girls outshine boys again

Over 82 percent students today cleared the 2013 Class XII CBSE examinations, with girls once again outshining the boys and the Chennai region beating others in the overall pass percentage. The results were declared across the country today, with the total pass percentage standing at 82.10 per cent, an increase of about 2 per cent over the last year, said a statement issued by the CBSE. In all, 9,44,721 students

Emergency landing forces closure of Heathrow

London: London’s Heathrow airport closed both its runways Friday morning after an emergency landing. All passengers have been safely evacuated, a media report said. Witnesses saw flames emitting from one of the engines of the plane, which was flying from London to Oslo. The plane was forced to land soon thereafter, reported SkyTV. The airport said all passengers had been safely evacuated. London fire brigade said the fire on the engine

Vindoo Dara Singh Arrested In Spot Fixing Case

Former Bigg Boss contestant and son of late MP and wrestler Dara Singh, actor Vindoo Dara Singh has been arrested by the crime branch for alleged links with bookies.  As the IPL Spot Fixing drama gets murkier by the hour, Vindoo’s name popped up in bookie Ramesh Vyas’ confession to the police. Apparently some more bookies who were arrested two days back also took the actor’s name.  Vindoo was being

Varun Gandhi Fixed Hate Speech Case?

BJP general secretary Varun Gandhi, who was exonerated of all charges of making hate speeches before the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, is now being accused of “brazenly subverting the entire judicial process to get his name cleared”, a report by news magazine Tehelka said. The Tehelka expose said that its “investigation proves that not only did Varun make the venomous speeches he is accused of, he has compounded the original wrong by

Digvijaya rules against SC for calling CBI ‘caged parrot’

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday took a dig at the judiciary for its observations on CBI, triggering immediate reaction from BJP, which advised him to “learn and understand” why there were a “series of scams” in theUPA government instead of “blaming the judiciary”. “By calling CBI a parrot in cage, then a Central Administrative Bench in Bangalore calling the IB a chicken. Now I have a question to the people in general. Are we not belittling our institutions?

22 killed in China coal mine accident

At least 22 people were killed Saturday following a gas explosion in a colliery in southwest China’s Sichuan province, officials said. The accident occurred at the Taozigou coal mine in Luxian county when at least 108 miners were working underground, Xinhua reported. Officials said 71 miners managed to escape. At least nine miners were still trapped in the colliery.