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Alien life near us a distinct possibility

Alien life near us a distinct possibility

New York, Dec 28  It’s time to tune into “2013: A Space Odyssey”. A pair of failed stars – known as brown dwarfs in the astronomers’ community – may be hiding an alien world which, if confirmed, would be one of the closest ever to our sun. Astronomers have spotted signs of a possible exoplanet […]

UAE to launch indigenously-built satellite in 2017

UAE to launch indigenously-built satellite in 2017

Dubai, Dec 29  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sunday launched the executive phases for building the Khalifa Sat, the first Arab-made satellite. The satellite will be indigenously-built by UAE experts and would be placed in orbit by 2017. While […]

After crossing Rs.200 crore, ‘Dhoom:3’ races for Rs.300 crore mark

After crossing Rs.200 crore, ‘Dhoom:3’ races for Rs.300 crore mark

Mumbai, Dec 29  The makers of “Dhoom:3” have found the pot of gold with the fast-paced action thriller. The Hindi box office business of the Aamir Khan-starrer has reached Rs.211 crore and, looking at its pace, trade pundits predict it will soon cross the benchmark set by Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Chennai Express”, which became the […]

Charlie Sheen sex tape row continues

Charlie Sheen sex tape row continues

Los Angeles, Dec 29  Christina Fulton, who claims that four of her computers were stolen because the burglars were targeting a Charlie Sheen sex tape, says she can prove herself with a copy of the tape. Tmz.com reports that Fulton triggered the investigation by reporting the theft, but police never found the computers or the […]

‘Robocop’ to ‘The Raid 2: Hollywood promises exciting slate

‘Robocop’ to ‘The Raid 2: Hollywood promises exciting slate

Chennai, Dec 29 From the “Robocop” reboot to the lightning-fast martial arts moves in “The Raid 2”, Hollywood, with its exciting lineup of films in 2014, will offer several reasons for film buffs to throng theatres. IANS lists the 10 most-awaited Hollywood films that will hit Indian screens in the New Year: “Robocop”: While Paul […]

We want a Kejriwal, says Nepal media

We want a Kejriwal, says Nepal media

Kathmandu, Dec 29 Nepal newspapers Sunday gave wide coverage to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal taking charge of Delhi and wondered if their country too needed a similar anti-corruption crusader. Many newspapers here extensively covered the oath-taking ceremony of Kejriwal at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan — with photographs The event was attended by tens of thousands of […]

Kejriwal is Delhi CM, promises alternative politics

Kejriwal is Delhi CM, promises alternative politics

New Delhi, Dec 28  In a momentous day in Indian politics, Arvind Kejriwal, a 45-year-old Magsaysay Award-winning rights activist and vocal anti-corruption campaigner, became Delhi’s seventh, and youngest, chief minister, capping an amazing run that saw him become not just an electoral giant-killer but a major contender in the 2014 general election. After taking oath […]

Farooque Sheikh dead, Bollywood mourns loss

Farooque Sheikh dead, Bollywood mourns loss

Mumbai, Dec 28  Multi-faceted actor Farooque Sheikh’s life came to an abrupt end late Friday night in Dubai following a cardiac arrest. He was 65. The talent, who delivered impeccable performances in films like “Umrao Jaan” and “Chashme Buddoor”, as well as in TV shows and on stage, will be remembered by his colleagues and […]

Delhi’s power economics not so simple!

Delhi’s power economics not so simple!

Only a proper cost audit by an independent agency, like the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, can ascertain if there is, indeed, scope for a large cut in the capital’s power tariff – which the Aam Aadmi Party promises to halve. The power utilities in the capital which distribute electricity in […]

I started dating in sixth standard: Alia Bhatt

I started dating in sixth standard: Alia Bhatt

Mumbai, Dec 26  Actress Alia Bhatt was an early learner! She says she started dating in Class sixth, but explains that those relationships were harmless and innocent. “I started dating in the sixth standard. That wasn’t really dating. We’d used to just smile at each other from across the classroom,” Alia said on popular talk […]

‘Dhoom:3′ rules Nepal box office, local films’ release delayed for 3 weeks

‘Dhoom:3′ rules Nepal box office, local films’ release delayed for 3 weeks

Kathmandu, Dec 26  Bollywood star Aamir Khan-starrer action thriller “Dhoom:3”, which is expected to mint Rs.300 crore (about $48 million), is going so strong at the box office in Nepal that the local filmmakers have had to delay the release of their own films for the next three weeks fearing tough competition. “We do not […]

‘Sholay 3D’ budget is Rs.20 to Rs.22 crore: Producer

‘Sholay 3D’ budget is Rs.20 to Rs.22 crore: Producer

Mumbai, Dec 26  The much-awaited 3D version of epic film “Sholay”, set to release Jan 3, has been made on a budget of approximately Rs.20 crore, which includes restoration and conversion, says producer Sascha Sippy. Sascha is the grandson of late filmmaker G.P. Sippy, who had originally produced Amitabh Bachchan-Dharmendra starrer “Sholay”, directed by his […]

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