Pran to get the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke awardVeteran actor Pran has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award for lifetime achievement.
Born as Pran Kishen Sikand, the legendary actor has worked in over 350 films in a career spanning seven decades. He made his debut as an antagonist in Dalsukh Pancholi`s Punjabi film ‘Yamla Jat’ (1945) and went on to essay a number of iconic characters in Hindi Cinema after that.
As Sher Khan in ‘Zanjeer’, Pran stole the show and breathed life into the flamboyant character. The legendary figure has acted in super-hit films like ‘Milan’, ‘Half Ticket’, ‘Barsaat Ki Ek Raat’ ,’Devdas’, ‘Madhumati’, ‘Kashmir Ki Kali Upkar’, ‘Brahmchari, Johny Mera Naam’, ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ and many more.
Sunny Leone’s ‘Laila’ from ‘Shootout At Wadala’ sets the internet on fire; goes viral!When the seemingly unknown Canadian porn star Sunny Leone entered Indian TV show ‘Bigg Boss’, nobody could have thought what trajectory the coming years would provide her with. But just a few years down the line from that stint of hers, Leone is now a name to reckon with as far as the Hindi film industry is concerned.
From ad shoots to item numbers to full-fledged feature films, the magic of Sunny Leone just doesn’t seem to fade. And now that the actress has turned all desi for her item song in ‘Shootout At Wadala’ – ‘Laila’ – the temperatures have been constantly on the rise yet again!
Within a mere span of two days after the video of ‘Laila’ was released on Youtube, it managed to get more than 5 lakh hits. In the song that has been sung by Mika, Sunny is seen shaking a leg with John Abraham and Tusshar Kapoor. In a bra top and ghagra, Leone seduces the men in the song.
Airtel banned from adding new 3G customers in 7 circlesBharti Airtel on Thursday directed by the Supreme Court not to extend its roaming services to new customers in seven circles where it does not have licences for 3G spectrum.
However, the apex court asked the telecom department "not to take coercive steps" on Rs 350 crore penalty imposed on the telecom major for illegally providing intra-circle 3G roaming facilities.
Airtel has been accused by Reliance Communication Ltd and Department of Telecommunication (DoT) of providing 3G services to customers in circles where it did not have licence through "illegal subletting" of spectrum to 2G service licence holders.
The seven circles where Airtel does not have licences to provide 3G services are Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh East and Kerala.
We were not on the bus: Delhi gang-rape accusedTwo of the accused in the Delhi gang-rape case today claimed before a Special court that they were not in the bus in which a 23-year-old girl was brutally assaulted and raped by six persons on December 16 night.
Accused Vinay Sharma in his application before Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna claimed he, along with co-accused Pawan Gupta, were not present in the bus in which the alleged incident took place.
Vinay, who filed the application through his counsel A P Singh, said he has been falsely implicated in the case.
Mamata heckled: TMC, CPM cadre clash in KolkataEven as the political parties appealed for calm in the wake of protests being staged by Trinamool Congress against the manhandling of its leaders by the SFI activists in Delhi yesterday, violence was reported from Kolkata when TMC and CPM supporters clashed in the Presidency University here.
According to reports, the clashes erupted when TMC supporters ransacked labs at the Presidency College. Few students were also reportedly injured in the incident.
This come hours after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the CPM backed cadre for manhandling her and TMC Minister Amit Mitra outside the Planning Commission office in Delhi on Tuesday.
The emergence of "Sir Ravindra Jadeja"Chennai Super Kings’ skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni took to social media to poke fun at his IPL teammate Ravindra Jadeja on Wednesday.
The all-rounder has already been “knighted” by his fans and critics on the various social networking platforms, resulting in a series of jokes comparing his exploits on the cricketing field to that of internet “troll legends” like American actor Chuck Norris and Indian superstar Rajnikanth.
Dhoni chimed in with some jokes of his own and re-tweeted some posted by his followers.
Sehwag may not play for India again, feels BoycottFormer England batsman Geoffrey Boycott says Virender Sehwag is unlikely to play for India again and the opener will "sadly fade away" after playing a bit of Indian Premier League.
Sehwag was dropped for the last two Tests against Australia in the recent series and was also excluded from the list of 30 probables for the Champions Trophy.
"I don`t think he`ll play again. I think it`s because India have gone the right way. It took a little while to come around to it. They`ve given youth a chance," Boycott told ESPNcricinfo on the weekly show Bowl at Boycs.
Sensex plunges 300 pts as Infosys shares drop most in a decadeHit by over 21 percent plunge in Infosys shares on disappointing earnings, the BSE benchmark Sensex on Friday tumbled by nearly 300 points to end at 18,242.56 despite better-than-expected industrial production as well as consumer price inflation data.
The Sensex, which had gained 316 points in last two sessions, dropped by 299.64 points, or 1.62 percent to 18,242.56. Similarly, the broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty lost 65.45 points, or 1.17 percent to 5,528.55.
The second biggest software exporter, Infosys plunged by 21.33 percent to Rs 2,295.45, recording its biggest single day fall since April 2003, after lower-than-expected revenue outlook for fiscal 2013-14 and disappointing Q4 earnings.
Harbhajan is a backstabber, says SreesanthS Sreesanth has cooked up a storm by claiming that it was Harbhajan Singh’s fault that led to the infamous ‘slapgate’ incident during the inaugural season of Indian Premier League in 2008.
He has said that continuously blaming him for it is disgusting.
The 30-year-old pacer has claimed that when he went to shake Harbhajan Singh’s hand after his then-IPL team, Kings XI Punjab, had beaten Mumbai Indians, the spinner lost his cool and premeditatedly hit him with his elbow.
Salman Khan – Shah Rukh Khan all set to become neighbours?Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan – whose tales of rivalry are not new to anyone – are all set to become neighbours.
Salman – one of the best looking actors in Bollywood – has been living with his family in Galaxy apartment where he owns a one bedroom flat.
However, his room has now become too small to accommodate his dogs and other things, thereby forcing him to look for a new place to stay – with his family.
According to the rumour mill, this down-to-earth actor’s new home is very close to Shah Rukh’s residence - Mannat in Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai.
“For over two decades, Salman bhai has lived in a one-bedroom flat in Galaxy Apartments. But now with his many dogs and other things, the space appears too small for him. He is most likely to move into Sagar Resham, which is just two buildings away from Mannat,” a source said.
Honda Amaze launched at starting price of Rs 4.99 lakhAutomobile major Honda on Thursday launched its much-awaited entry level sedan `Amaze` .
The starting price of the car will begin at Rs 4.99 lakh. The Petrol variant of the car will have six versions and diesel variant of the car will have four versions.
Talking about the huge growth potential of India in the automobile segment Hironori Kanayama , President and CEO said, “Honda aims to tap the huge customer base that India has. After launching the sedan in the bigger cities, Honda will focus upon venturing into the tier-II cities.”
The Amaze diesel option is powered by a 1.5 litre engine and the company claims that it will give a mileage of 25.8 km per litre. The petrol option has a 1.2 litre engine and the manual transmission has a fuel economy of 18 km per litre, while the automatic one is claimed to run 15.5 km in every litre.
Pervez Musharraf admits secret deal with US on dronesFormer Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has admitted that his government had secretly signed off on US drone strikes.
This is the first time a top past or present Pakistani official has admitted publicly to such a deal.
Pervez Musharraf admits secret deal with US on drones Pakistani leaders long have openly challenged the drone program and insisted they had no part in it. However, Musharraf, during an interview in Islamabad, insisted Pakistan`s government signed off on strikes "only on a few occasions, when a target was absolutely isolated and no chance of collateral damage", reports the CNN.
Musharraf`s admission that Pakistani leaders agreed to even a limited number of strikes counters their repeated criticism of a program they long claimed the US was operating without their approval, the report said.
North Korea may be preparing to test missile, says South KoreaA top South Korean national security official said on Sunday that North Korea may be setting the stage for a missile test or another provocative act with its warning that it soon will be unable to guarantee diplomats` safety in Pyongyang.
North Korea may be preparing to test missile, says South Korea But he added that the North`s clearest objective is to extract concessions from Washington and Seoul.
North Korea`s warning last week followed weeks of war threats and other efforts to punish South Korea and the US for ongoing joint military drills, and for their support of UN sanctions over Pyongyang`s Feb 12 nuclear test. Many nations are deciding what to do about the notice, which said their diplomats` safety in Pyongyang cannot be guaranteed beginning this Wednesday.
Ex-UK PM Margaret Thatcher dies of stroke, aged 87Margaret Thatcher, a grocer`s daughter who became Britain`s only woman prime minister, died on Monday evening after suffering a stroke.
She was 87-year-old.
"It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning"," Lord Bell, her spokesperson said.
Ex-UK PM Margaret Thatcher dies of stroke, aged 87 The ex-UK PM Margaret Thatcher, also known as the “Iron Lady” for her personal and political toughness had served the nation from 1979 to 1990 as a leader of the Conservative Party.
Sanjay Gandhi escaped three assassination attempts: WikiLeaksA fresh US cable exposed by WikiLeaks has revealed that three assassination attempts were made on Congress leader Sanjay Gandhi during the Emergency, a leading English daily reported on Thursday.
As per the cable dispatched in September 1976 by the US embassy here, Sanjay Gandhi was the target of a "well planned assassination attempt" by an unknown assailant. The attempt, however, failed. As per the cable, the incident occurred during the Emergency.
The cable states, in one of the incident, a high-powered rifle was used when Sanjay, the son of former PM Indira Gandhi, was on a visit to Uttar Pradesh.
Rajiv Gandhi was `middleman` for Swedish jet deal: WikiLeaksIn what may trigger a political storm in the country, the latest WikiLeaks revelations from US Embassy cables have projected former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as an arms agent for a deal related to the sale of Swedish jets.
A report published by a leading daily ‘The Hindu’ on WikiLeaks expose of US diplomatic cables relating to “the Henry Kissinger era” claimed that Rajiv Gandhi could have been a middleman for the Swedish company Saab-Scania, when it was trying to sell its Viggen fighter aircraft to India in the 1970s.
This was several months before Rajiv Gandhi became Prime Minister, then a pilot with the Indian Airlines.
This shocking revelation is contained in the Kissinger era Cables claims that he was the “main Indian negotiator” for a massive aircraft deal for which his “family” connections were seen as valuable.