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4 mins ago

An alien that speaks in Bollywood cliches: Why Aamir Khan’s PK works

There is nothing particularly stunning about PK. It's very Raj Kumar Hirani packaging its message in preachy cliches. But that's the reason the film might just succeed in its mission - getting its audience to question the difference between faith and the rituals we mindlessly follow in its name. #Aamir Khan #Bollywood #Hinduism #India #Muslims #PK #Rajkumar Hirani #religion in India #Shah Rukh Khan

11 mins ago

Ghar wapsi effect: Demoralised BJP Muslim leaders decry ‘politics of hate’

The initial enthusiasm among the minority community for the BJP seems to be waning in Delhi after a spate of communally sensitive remarks from the party’s leaders and the insistence of the Hindutva outfits on the ghar wapsi programme. The members of the party’s minority morcha say they are a ‘demoralised’ lot now. #BJP #BJP Minority Morcha #ghar wapsi #Hindutva #Mohan Bhagwat #Muslims #RSS

11 mins ago

Prakash Mishra takes charge as CRPF Director General

Senior IPS officer Prakash Mishra today took over as the new chief of country's largest paramilitary and lead anti-Naxal operations force CRPF. #CRPF #India #NewsTracker #Prakash Mishra

18 mins ago

Number Cruncher: The statistical quirks of India’s loss at Brisbane

It was a case of so near yet so far for India in Adelaide Test. And then they squandered a golden opportunity to beat Australia at a venue where the hosts have not suffered defeat since 1988. #Adelaide #Australia #Brisbane #Cricket #Gabba #India #India in Australia 2014-15 #Mahendra Singh Dhoni #NumberCruncher #Sports #statistics #Steven Smith #Test

23 mins ago

Bird flu alert in Uttar Pradesh: Import of poultry products banned

Following reports of a bird flu case in Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh banned the import of chicken, eggs and all forms of poultry from other states, an official said on Monday. #Bird flu #Health #India #NewsTracker

24 mins ago

Kerry’s uphill climb: US efforts for Israel-Palestine peace crash and burn in 2014

Given decades of US failure to broker a final peace, expectations were high that Kerry would bring a new approach. Now, critics wonder why he bothered at all. #2014 Gaza War #Barack Obama #Benjamin Netanyahu #ConnectTheDots #Diplomatic Relations #Gaza #Hamas #Israel #John Kerry #Jordan #Mahmoud Abbas #Palestine #peace talks #US #US Secretary of State

24 mins ago

Rajya Sabha condemns Pak’s decision to grant bail to 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi

Rajya Sabha today adopted a resolution condemning the bail granted to Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi. #26/11 Terrorist attacks #Mumbai terror attacks #NewsTracker #Pakistan #Rajya Sabha #Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi

30 mins ago

It’s important to intimidate the opposition: Mitchell Johnson

Never the one to shy away from a showdown, either with the ball or words, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson feels “psychological warfare” is important to intimidate the opposition on the cricket field. #Australia #Cricket #India #India in Australia 2014-15 #Mitchell Johnson #Sports #Test cricket #TheySaidIt

32 mins ago

#CloseDownDNA: Angry Salman Khan fans bashes newspaper on Twitter for writing ‘anti-bhai’ article

With so much of media bashing and anger against DNA on social media , it seems Khan can also do nothing wrong, in the eyes of his fans, even if past reports suggest otherwise. #DNA #hit-and-run case #Peshawar #poaching case #Salman Khan #Twitter

40 mins ago

The top ten moments of the Indian Super League

The Indian Super League captivated thousands of fans across India, creating moments of footballing brilliance which stayed with the fans long after the match was decided. #Cricket #Elano #Fikru #football #India #Indian Super League #ISL #ISL 2014 #Rafique #Rehenesh #Soccer #Sports