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WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny

This week’s digest of stories that are weird, true and funny. 1) Fit for a true fan: Brazil hairdresser etches stars’ faces on heads   Looking for a new way to pay homage to your......

When MP minister told Russian woman he would teach her how to remove dhoti

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur is in the news again. And this time too, for the wrong reason. Addressing a state-level party convention on Sunday, Gaur disclosed that the......

US State Department releases Hillary's Benghazi emails

The US State Department on Friday released a part of emails by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, now a Democratic presidential aspirant, related to a 2012 terrorist attack on the US......

Selection of IIT directors is like 'running a lottery': Kakodkar

Breaking his silence, Chairman of Bombay Indian Institute of Technology board of governors Anil Kakodkar on Friday said he had resigned because he did not want to be part of the selection process......

Did Karnataka shy away from 'fixing' Amma?

Karnataka would have served no useful purpose by initiating a sensitive legal move in a sensational case, where its locus standi might have been confined to appealing against the high......

How bad loans are affecting the banking sector

Stress on bank assets is again in the news. As Table 1 shows, non-performing assets, or NPAs, of banks have increased sharply - for public sector banks, in particular. click here to see the graph......

Forex reserves at all-time high of $354 bn

India's foreign exchange reserves surged by $1.745 billion to touch a record high of $353.87 billion in the week to May 15, helped by the increase in foreign currency assets, according to Reserve......

BSE drops Tata Power from Sensex; Lupin to come in

Private sector electricity producer Tata Power will move out of the stock market benchmark index Sensex and will be replaced by drugmaker Lupin. Besides, Adani Power would be dropped from the S&P......

Indian software market logs highest growth among BRICS

India's software market registered the highest growth rate of 8.3 per cent in terms of total revenues among BRICS nations in 2014, market research firm Gartner said. The revenue of Indian software......

How govt's gold deposit can be a success

The government's ambitious gold deposit scheme can succeed only if depositors are paid a higher interest rate and banks are given more regulatory exemptions, Japanese brokerage Nomura said on......

Review: Kangana is a double delight in Tanu Weds Manu Returns!

Tanu Weds Manu Returns is not merely superior to its predecessor but the flamboyance and fun it provides is an implication we're not quite done with this mad duo yet, writes Sukanya Verma.......

Cannes 2015: Aishwarya is a dream girl in Elie Saab

We'd bet good money on it!For her last appearance at the 68th Cannes Film Festival,  Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended the amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, presented By Bold Films And......

Cannes 2015: Mallika Sherawat dazzles in white

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Click here for pictures) wasn't the only Indian actress making waves at amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, presented By Bold Films And Harry Winston, at Hotel du......

The Hindi film that charmed the pants off Cannes 2015

Masaan recently screened at the ongoing French film festival and was given a rare five-minute standing ovation.While we fussed about the hair and makeup of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and......

'It's hard to find a player coming through who can replace Xavi'

FC Barcelona's player Xavi Hernandez smiles before a news conference at Joan Gamper training camp. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters If you ask Barcelona and Spain fans about their most cherished......

Hussey, Nehra guide Chennai into IPL final

Ashish Nehra of Chennai Super Kings celebrates after dismissing AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Photograph: BCCI A clinical Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore......

Cricket returns! Pakistan beat Zimbabwe for emotional victory

Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi and teammate Sarfraz Ahmed shakes hands with Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbura. Photograph: Getty Images Pakistan marked international cricket's return to the......

1st Test, Day 2: New Zealand make England toil

Kane Williamson of New Zealand avoids a bouncer from Mark Wood of England. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor mastered a lifeless England attack to lift New......

Formula One under pressure end alcohol sponsorship

Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren Honda sports an alcohol company sponsorship. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images Formula One was accused of sending out a mixed message on alcohol at the......
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Eiffel Tower shut in protest at pickpocket explosion

The Eiffel Tower in Paris was closed on Friday after staff went on strike to protest against marauding pickpockets who they say fleece tourists... ...

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A good pair of walking shoes and Galle is yours!

Down in the Indian Ocean, cricket turned out to be the great unifier and Archana Masih, only an intermittent fan, became its ambassador of sorts.... ...

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Teacher 'let students have classroom sex'

An Atlanta-area teacher was arrested after a parent accused him of letting middle-school students have sex in his classroom.Quinton Wright is... ...

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ISIS pushes towards Baghdad as thousands flee

On one side of the Bzebiz Bridge is Anbar province, where ISIS has made its most recent gains. It was barely visible Friday from the Baghdad... ...

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ISIS woos rival fighters

A recently released propaganda recruitment video by ISIS shows Somali fighters in the group inviting other Somali jihadis to join their ranks.In... ...

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