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WTF News! It's Weird, True and Funny

Here's your weekly digest of the craziest stories from around the world. She's selling her wedding dress on eBay to fund divorce from husband In a bizarre incident, a 28-year-old woman in the UK......

I have a censor in me now: Tamil writer Perumal Murugan

While Perumal Murugan has emerged from a self-imposed literary exile with a new book of poems, the Tamil author who was forced to publicly renounce writing after protests against his novel......

Trolls Impact? No Letters to the Editor please

'It may not be coincidental that the rise of these warriors with their bile and diatribes has come at a time when the concept of neutrality in journalism is fading,' says Amulya......

Sweeping success: Meet the PhD student who's a garbage collector

‘Equality, fundamental rights guaranteed in the Indian Constitution are not meant for us.’ ‘One Sunil Yadav studying is pointless. I want every other Dalit to do so.’ At a......

Final goodbye to CRPF officer killed in Srinagar attack on Independence Day

Last rites of martyred CRPF Commandant Pramod Kumar were performed with full state honour at Barni Ghat on the banks of the Ajay River in Bihar. Kumar died after sustaining a bullet injury to......

Why Amazon's victory may be short-lived

While it has overtaken Flipkart to rise to the top of the heap in the e-tail market in July, its  growth has been driven by a one-off discount rather than new customers While Amazon might......

Rajan may opt for status quo on rate

RBI is expected to discuss about the impact of GST in its monetary policy. The Reserve Bank of India is likely to maintain status quo in its third bi-monthly monetary policy on Tuesday, considering......

Services growth at 3-month high; There's room for rate cut

Experts believe subdued inflationary pressures may prompt the Reserve Bank to cut key policy rates in the upcoming monetary policy review meeting on August 9. Services sector grew at its fastest......

Recapitalisation of PSU banks: How govt flouts SEBI rules

In eight cases, the banks would violate the minimum public shareholding norms if their promoter, the Government of India, infused capital as announced. Last month, the central government announced......

Mallya fails to appear before court; ED to initiate action

The agency will now proceed to attach Mallya's assets even as the court is expected to declare him a proclaimed offender after he skipped the court's summons. The Enforcement Directorate is......

Revealed! Kareena was supposed to be a male sardar in Udta Punjab

'Our story was really made after we saw what was happening in Punjab.'Earlier it was 'drug film, cool thriller, hipster movie.''Then we went to Punjab and we said, "Boss!"'Udta Punjab director......

How Alia Bhatt nailed Udta Punjab

'The starting point of the Udta Punjab casting was that we didn't think stars would do a film like this, so we'd take non-stars.''As the names kept rolling in and we had Kareena Kapoor and Shahid......

Review: Mohenjo Daro is old wine in an ancient bottle

Stay away from these cinematic ruins, warns Raja Sen. Early in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro, a dumbstruck Hrithik Roshan walks around marvelling at the large titular city. 'Yeh sab kaise......

Review: Rustom is an accidental parody of itself

'The uniform might be the most accurate thing about this film, however, a painfully tacky production where all the sets look like over-saturated cardboard,' says Raja Sen. IMAGE: 'Despite a......

The Genius behind Gadar: Ek Prem Katha

'Dharmendra doesn't realise he is such a great man. According to him, he is just a schoolmaster's son.' 'Sunny speaks very little and has huge respect for his father. Whenever he is in the room,......

NBA D-League tryouts: Will Punjab's Palpreet leave a lasting impression?

'I believe if a player is not mentally tough he cannot achieve the pinnacle of success.' Palpreet Singh faces his biggest test at the NBA D-League try-outs in Houston on Friday, August 5. Norma......

On the field I think like a batsman: Kohli

IMAGE: India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates. Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters. India's Test captain Virat Kohli says he thinks like a batsman even when he is leading the side in the field and......

PHOTOS: Rio Olympics open doors at Athletes Village

IMAGE: General view of athletes' accommodation can be seen during a guided tour for journalists to the 2016 Rio Olympics Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters . The......

Why Rio risks empty Olympic legacy...

- 'They overbuilt and they misbuilt. They built high luxury condos at a time when the market was about to go bust.' The largest athlete's village in the history of the Games is a visceral monument......

PICS: Salman Khan launches Sania Mirza's autobiography

IMAGE: Bollywood actor Salman Khan at the book launch of ace tennis star Sania Mirza (right) in Mumbai. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan launched ace......
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Foreign seed firms rally behind Monsanto in Indian alliance

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UN, Gulf states, US agree on plan to restart Yemen peace talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he had agreed in talks with Gulf Arab states and the United Nations in Saudi Arabia on a plan... ...

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Living to Tell the Tale

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Why so mean, Internet? Heres why you should never ever fall asleep in public again

Listen, if you ever feel like you cannot control the zs from taking over your existence, please move to a private area. Like your room or... ...

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