Yuvraj dating Salman Khan’s sister Arpita

Mumbai, August 31: Chandigarh boy Yuvraj Singh, who chose to shift his base to Mumbai a couple of years back, has been successful in bowling over maidens from the Tinsel Town. And the latest to share the headlines with him is none other than Salman Khan’s kid sister Arpita.

The flamboyant star was spotted at a Delhi 5 star restaurant with Arpita a few days back.

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Ash dedicates award to fans, family

New Delhi, August 31: Actress Aishwarya Rai, who has been honoured th the Abhinaya Kala Ratna by the Pazhassi Raja Charitable Trust, has thanked her colleagues, fans and family for their support throughout her 14-year-old film career.

“I’d like to dedicate this award to every professional I’ve worked with throughout my career and to all my audiences in India and the world over for their love, support and blessings… and my family,” Aishwarya, who couldn’t attend the ceremony, said Wednesday in a statement.

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Thousands offer Eid prayers in Kashmir peacefully

Srinagar, August 31:Thousands of Muslims Wednesday offered prayers in the Kashmir Valley amid tight security on the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr which was marred by protests and clashes last year.

Wearing new clothes, they greeted each other at various Eidgahs here where special arrangements had been made by the authorities to facilitate the Eid prayers.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah offered prayers in Sonawar area of the city while separatist leader and chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, offered prayers at the Eidgah grounds in the Old City.

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Companies rely on employee referral for hiring

New Delhi, August 31:When it comes to recruitment, companies, especially in IT, banking and financial sectors, are increasingly relying on the reference of their existing employees as it reduces hiring costs and attrition rate, an industry survey revealed.

Almost 32 percent of the total hiring by IT and IT-enabled firms during the first six months of the current fiscal were done through employee referral, according to a survey conducted by hiring vendor consolidator firm MyHiringClub.com.

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Uttar Pradesh gets new top cop – for just a month!

Lucknow, August 31:The Uttar Pradesh government has named R.K. Tiwari as the state’s new director general of police (DGP) — for just a month as he is to retire Sep 30.

The decision came late Tuesday night after the retirement of incumbent Karamveer Singh.

Chief Minister Mayawati handpicked Tiwari for the coveted post instead of Atul Gupta, whose name was earlier Tuesday finalised for the job.

Tiwari assumes charge as DGP in addition to his existing appointment as director general of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC).

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Qualcomm launches 3G radiophone project for children in India

New Delhi, August 31:US-based wireless technology services provider Qualcomm has launched a radiophone project in an initiative that seeks to combine community radio with mobile phones for educating children, especially of the migrant population.

“The 3G wireless technology offers new opportunities to dramatically improve learning, particularly among disadvantaged children,” Qualcomm vice-president Shawn A. Covell said.

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‘MasterChef India’ winner will now host cookery show

New Delhi, August 31: Lucknow-based Pankaj Bhadouria, winner of Star Plus’s cookery show “MasterChef India”, will now host her programme titled “Chef Pankaj Ka Zayka”.

The cookery show, which begins Sep 12 on Star Plus, will see Bhadouria helping housewives with kitchen queries. She will not only solve cooking problems, but will also make the task easier for them.

In the show, she will visit some well-known kitchens in the country, interacting with top chefs and trying out their food.

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I don’t think anyone can compete with me: SRK

New Delhi, August 31:He isn’t the Bollywood Badshah for nothing! Superstar Shah Rukh Khan not just believes he is the best, he is confident that no one can compete with him because others “don’t run the same race” as him.

The 45-year-old charmer talked uninhibited about his success story, and narrated how he gives ‘thorns to competition’ at the launch of an eponymous book on marketing, co-authored by management guru and film producer Arindam Chaudhuri and his wife, Rajita.

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It is a dream come true to coach Argentina: Sabella

Kolkata, Aug 31: New Argentina soccer coach Alejandro Sabella Wednesday said it was a great feeling to get the key job but it also has bestowed upon him a lot of responsibility and he would strive hard to establish a good rapport with superstars like Lionel Messi.

“I have two different feelings in this position. It is one of the best positions and I do feel great. It is my dream come true to be a coach of the national side,” the 53-year-old Sabella said at a media meet here.

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ATM machine with cash stolen in Srinagar

Srinagar, August 30:An ATM machine along with cash was stolen in the uptown area of the city, a police spokesman said here this afternoon.

He said during the intervening night of August 29 and 30, some unidentified persons took away an ATM machine and cash at Paraypora on Srinagar-Airport road in the uptown.

He said exact details about the cash looted by the thieves was not known.

Burglars made two abortive bids to loot cash from an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) in the city during the past one week.

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Our guys can handle Lyon and Beer: Dilshan

Galle, August 30:Sri Lankan skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan believes that his experienced and talented batting line-up can easily account for Australian spin duo Nathan Lyon and Michael Beer, should one or even both get picked for the first Test starting here tomorrow.

The duo played in Australia’s tour match against a Sri Lanka
Board XI last weekend here and Dilshan saw nothing from either
bowler that had him worried.

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BCCI oppose govt’s move to regulate cricket

New Delhi, August 30:The BCCI seems to have drawn swords with the government for its move to bring the national cricket board under its ambit.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said the move by the government was unacceptable and only organisations which receive funds from the government could come under the RTI Act.

“Only organisations taking grant from the government can come under RTI so only federations while BCCI doesn’t,” BCCI spokesperson Rajeev Shukla said outside Parliament here today.

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Teenager body drowns in nallah in Kashmir

Srinagar, August 30:A teenager was drowned in a nallah in the central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, official sources said here today.

They said Rafiq Ahmad Khatana was taking a bath in nallah Sindh at Margund, Ganderbal.

However, he drowned in the nallah though some people attempted to save him.

Later, his body was recovered and handed over to his relatives,they said.


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Gaps in coastal security needs to be plugged urgently: Antony

New Delhi, August 30:Calling for plugging of all gaps in the Coastal Security Framework in minimum time possible, Defence Minister A K Antony has urged all stakeholders to work with a unified purpose if they wanted ‘real progress’.

Chairing a meeting on Coastal Security here last evening, Mr Antony directed that all the remaining gaps in the Coastal Security Framework be bridged in minimum time possible, and asked senior officials to work towards operationalising Phase-II of Coastal Security.

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Youth injured in firing incident, dies in Srinagar

Srinagar, August 30;A youth, who was injured in a firing incident on August 22, died in the S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) today, official sources said here.

They said Shahid Ahmad Khan, who was injured after a 12 bore gun went off in his house at Kashi Mohalla, Batmaloo, died in the hospital.

Police has registered a case and detained one person in this


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Sallu’s another challenge for SRK!

Mumbai, August 31: Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan’s rivalry has been taken a notch higher. Just recently, SRK’s most ambitious project RA.One was predicted to be the biggest release in the country. The film was speculated to release in 3000 screens with over 2000 prints in circulation (Mumbai Mirror, June 24, 2011).

However, Salman has ensured that his Eid release Bodyguard breaks his arch rival’s speculated record. A source informed that Bodyguard will open in 2799 screens with over 2000 prints in circulation. And as of now, this completely overtakes SRK’s plans for RA.One.

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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, August 31: Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan, was Wednesday celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across Hyderabad.

Thousands of men and children clad in new attire and wearing skull caps offered Namaz-e-Eid in Eidgahs or open grounds and hundreds of mosques.

The biggest congregation here was held at the historic Mir Alam Eidgah, where over 300,000 offered prayers. Moulana Abdullah Qureshi Al-Azhari led the prayers.

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Caught slaughtering on the road…

Sharjah, August 31: A butcher was caught by camera slaying a sheep before sitting on the ground to cut it into pieces in a public place in defiance of official warnings against open-air slaughter ahead of Eid Al Fitr for hygienic reasons.

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Newlook LOKPAL minus Lallu,Amar,Manish

New Delhi, August 31: The Parliamentary Standing Committee that is looking into the Lokpal Bill is all set to be reconstituted, reports said on Wednesday.

According to sources, the changes could take place very soon as the panel’s term expires today. It is expected that RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, former SP general secretary Amar Singh and Congress’ Manish Tiwari will be left out of the new-look committee.

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Rat house of Gaddafi ?

Tripoli,August 31: Featuring armour-plated doors, secret passages and a state-of-the-art control room, the underground bunker of Mutassim Gaddafi, a son of the Libyan leader on the run, seems an impregnable citadel.

The sprawling facility is made up of 50 rooms buried under J’Raba Street in eastern Tripoli, protected by a double rampart. ”It was rumoured that it hid a nuclear facility and others said it was the house of Muammar Gaddafi himself,” said Adel Tarbu, one of the rebel fighters who opened the big gate of the residence up to a group of AFP journalists.

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US scientist infects STD ON WW 2 prisioners

Washington, August 31: Even more gory details about the macabre experiments that United States scientists conducted on Guatemalan prison and mental hospital inmates between 1946 and 1948 were released this week, including the deaths of 83 of the victims, many of whom were deliberately infected with sexually transmitted diseases.

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John-Vidya affair?

Mumbai,August 31:John is now romancing after his 10 years old livein relationship with sizzler Bipasha Basu now is is loking towards sexy Vidya balan .IS THE newly single John Abraham interested in Vidya Balan these days? The hottest buzz doing the rounds in Bollywood right now is that John wants Vidya as his heroine in the upcoming film Shootout At Wadala, which the actor has co- produced along with filmmaker Sanjay Gupta.

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AP Babus in CBI net : Jagan case

Hyderabad,August 31:The CBI is probing the role of certain bureaucrats in extending benefits to companies that had invested in the business empire of YSR Congress party president Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy. It could even lead to the arrest of Jagan in a week or two, a CBI source claimed.

On Tuesday, CBI joint director V. V. Lakshminarayana met Andhra Pradesh chief secretary S. V. Prasad and reportedly discussed the possibility of interrogating those IAS officers who played a key role in doling out benefits to the companies that invested in Jagan’s firms.

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BJP Leader sister drugged for property

New delhi,August 31 :The 60-year-old sister of Delhi BJP leader Harsh Vardhan was given around 70 sleeping pills and dumped to die near the AIIMS mortuary by her daughter-in-law, police said on Tuesday. Reena Singhal, 28, of Anand Vihar in east Delhi, was arrested Saturday for drugging Asha Singhal with a
view to kill her and grab her property, police said.

Reena procured sleep inducing drug Libotryp and mixed around 70 tablets in milk, which she gave it to her mother-in-law Aug 24 at around 11am, a police officer said.

The woman immediately fell unconscious.

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Molester beaten to death by teenage girl

New Delhi,August 31 :A GIRL in her teens, who along with copassengers allegedly thrashed a youth for molesting her in a shared autorickshaw, has been apprehended after the 27- year- old assaulter died.

The Delhi Police booked the deceased, Ajay, for molesting the girl. When he died two days later, his brother lodged an FIR against the girl, believed to be a martial arts exponent, and the co- passengers.

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