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WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny

Here’s a fresh collection of the truly weird, true and funny news from around the world.  1) This pig drinks frappuccinos and wears designer clothes Devoted pig-owner Mindi Reinbolt......

Rise of Sena & 2nd generation Thackerays

This article was written in 2006 by Aditi Phadnis and Makrand Gadgil in Of Cabals and Kings: Political Profiles published by BS Books. It has been updated and is being reproduced here In 1966 when......

Outrage over 'no Indians or Asians' ad in Australia

A contractor of Australia's supermarket chain Coles has come under fire for publishing a job advertisement, which barred Indians or Asians from applying. "Store requires no Indians or Asians......

'America must rework its relationship with Pakistan'

Bruce Riedel: In conversation with Aziz Haniffa, the former CIA stalwart discusses the US-AfPak-India conundrum. Since its release last month, Central Intelligence Agency veteran and senior......

Now, many Mumbaikars can afford a Merc to office

Mercedes, the world famous luxury automobile company, has lent three buses to Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport undertaking in Mumbai to find the road-worthiness of the vehicles on an......

Euro zone gives Greece until Sunday for debt deal

Under a timetable agreed by the 19 leaders of the common currency area, Greece will submit on Wednesday a formal request for a two-year loan programme Euro zone members have given Greece until the......

Greece offers new proposals to avert default, creditors see hope

Image: Protesters attend a rally in front of the parliament building in Athens. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters     Greece took a step back from the abyss on Monday with the......

This is how Euro zone plans to counter the Greek crisis

  Athens reported a steep 24.6 per cent fall in its revenues in May, including a 50 per cent fall in tax returns Euro zone leaders will hold an emergency summit on Monday to try to avert a......

Hinduja brothers top UK's 'Asian Rich List'

NRI industrialists G P Hinduja and S P Hinduja on Friday emerged as the richest Asian-origin entrepreneurs in Britain for the third consecutive year with an estimated personal fortune of 15.5......

Oil drops below $59 for first time since 2009

Oil fell below $59 a barrel for the first time since May 2009 on Tuesday, extending a six-month selloff as slowing Chinese factory activity and weakening emerging-market currencies added to......

Birthday Special: The A to Z of Amitabh Bachchan

Happy birthday, Amitabh Bachchan! We re-publish a special first carried on in November 2009. There are actors, and there are stars, and there are those who end up dwarfing the industry......

Big Bang, Modern Family rule Forbes' highest paid list

There's an Indian actor in top ten!After releasing its annual highest paid list of actors and actresses, Forbes' highest paid TV actors 2015 is now out. And two of our favourite shows dominate the......

Robin Williams cut wrist before hanging himself with belt

Get your lowdown on what's going on in the world of Hollywood.Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams cut his wrist before hanging himself with a belt, according to reports. The 63-year-old......

Oscars 2014: Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett win top awards

The 86th Annual Academy Awards have been announced. Here's a quick glance at the winners, listed in bold: Best Picture American HustleGravityTwelve Years A SlaveCaptain PhillipsDallas Buyers......

American Hustle wins big at Golden Globes, 2014

The 71th Annual Golden Globe awards have been announced. There have been quite a few surprises and some expected nods. Here's a quick glance at the winners, listed in bold: BEST MOTION PICTURE......

ISL auction: Chhetri, Lyngdoh fetch a crore!

Ten of the country’s finest footballers went under the hammer at the Indian Super League Player Auction in Mumbai on Friday Sunil Chhetri, India’s captain, bagged the highest......

These players have superior record over Nadal...

Germany's Dustin Brown shakes hands with Spain's Rafael Nadal after winning his match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters Rafael Nadal’s stay at Wimbledon was short-lived this......

EXPOSED! FIFA scandal stinks up the Caribbean

‘There is a Jack Warner or two in every Caribbean parliament today’ Activists from advocacy group Avaaz demonstrate near the Hallenstadion, in Zurich. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters......

IPL 8 Auction: No takers for these players!

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene The Players' Auction for the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League saw cash being splurged. - IPL 8 Auction: The players, their price - IPL......

Ranji Trophy: New skipper Tare puts Mumbai in strong position

Skipper Aditya Tare struck an unbeaten century before Mumbai shot out Baroda for 184 and took a big first innings lead on the second day of their Ranji Trophy match in Vadodara on Friday. Tare, who......
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Cobras bank on experience of Kemp and Peterson

The Cape Cobras will fall back on the experience of an old hand in Justin Kemp as they look to overcome the loss of overseas star, Kieron Pollard,... ...

Peter Mukerjea at Esplanade court on Thursday. He will remain in CBI custody till Monday Mumbai Mirror Bureau Mukerjea laughed off charges as... ...
Through foreign eyes, Sonepur fares better

Foreign tourists click photographs and (below) take a selfie at the Sonepur fair. Pictures by Nagendra Kumar Singh The rustic touch of Sonepur... ...
Q&A with Robin Jeffrey

Robin Jeffrey, a visiting research professor at Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, is the author of several... ...
American Humane Association Clinches Major Victory For Military Dogs

From the Wires Congress passes and President signs 2016 National Defense Authorization Act with language supported by American Humane Association... ...

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