It`s not easy to say no to work: Dia Mirza

It's been six years since her last big screen outing "Love Breakups Zindagi", but Dia Mirza doesn't mind being away from the arclights in pursuit of "quality cinema". The actress-producer says it is difficult to say 'no' to work, but she is happy as long as she is part of "credible work" like a role in the Sanjay Dutt biopic.

Dia will play

Rakesh Roshan proud of wife for helping 500-kg Egyptian woman

Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan says his wife Pinky donated Rs 10 lakh for the bariatric surgery to be performed on 36-year-old Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed Abdelaty, very quietly, and he is proud of her for it.

"I was not aware of this (the Rs 10 lakh donation). My wife Pinky did it on her own. I got to know of what she had done when journalists began inquiring about it. I was as surprised

Red cards raise doubt on Balotelli`s return to Italian team

Italian football team manager Gabriele Oriali has asserted that striker Mario Balotelli's possible return to the national squad may be affected by his poor on-field discipline this season.

Balotelli, who has scored nine league goals so far for French Ligue 1 side Nice, has picked up three red cards this season, reports Xinhua news agency.

Oriali on Tuesday emphasised the

Microsoft launches `Made for India` Skype Lite app

Microsoft on Wednesday launched Skype Lite, an exclusive "Made for India" app to provide seamless experience in messaging, audio and video calling even at lower bandwidths.

"Packed in a 13MB file, the new app is available only for Android devices and is especially designed to save data," Satya Nadella, Indian-born CEO of Microsoft, told the media at the company'

India can develop space station: ISRO chief

After Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) technological prowess recently by launching 104 satellites in a single flight, ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar on Tuesday said that India has the capability to develop a space station, but it needed a long-term approach and an ambitious planning, said the media reports. Speaking at the foundation day ceremony of Raja Ramanna Center f

Satya Nadella meets IT Minister Prasad

Indian-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday met Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad here.

The details of the meeting and the talks were yet to emerge but Nadella, after visiting Bengaluru on Monday, was scheduled to call on the minister before heading to address “Future Decoded” –Microsoft’s two-day flagship technology and business conf

We have plans for every Australian player: Ajinkya Rahane

In a riposte to Australia captain Steve Smith’s jibe that the visitors won’t shy away from sledging, India batsman Ajinkya Rahane revealed that the hosts have designed plans for every single player.

“We don’t know if they will sledge or not. We have some plans against each of them, I can’t discuss that here. Skill wise or sledging wise, there is definitel

‘Ittefaq’ shoot begins with SRK on set

The shoot of Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha starrer “Ittefaq’ — a recreation of the late Yash Chopra’s eponymous 1969 directorial — began here on Monday, with superstar Shah Rukh Khan giving his creative inputs on the set.

Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies Entertainment is co-producing the movie along with Dharma Productions and B.R. Films. It is being

South Korea wants to redevelop Delhi railway station

South Korea has come forward to re-develop the New Delhi railway station as a world-class facility with an estimated cost of Rs 10,000 crore, as per the media reports. Catering to more than 5 lakh passengers in a day, the station will be converted into a swanky complex at an estimated cost of Rs 10,000 crore, offering best facilities and shopping experience to travellers, according to an ambiti

Palaniswami begins Chief Minister innings with welfare schemes

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on his first day in office on Monday announced a string of welfare schemes which were part of AIADMK's poll promise.

The new Chief Minister ordered implementation of subsidised two-wheeler scheme for working women, housing scheme for fishermen, doubling of unemployment allowance and closure of 500 liquor shops.

Speaking to the med

Iran`s Persepolis in toughest AFC Champions League group

Iranian football club Persepolis have been drawn in Group D, the toughest grouping in the AFC Champions League, along with former winners Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia, Al Rayyan of Qatar and Al Wahda from the United Arab Amirates (UAE).

The Iranian heavyweights will open their campaign against two-time continental champions, Al Hilal on Tuesday, reports Xinhua news agency.


Apple acquires Israeli start-up RealFace

In a bid to boost its prospects in the world of artificial intelligence (AI), Apple has acquired Israel-based start-up "RealFace" that develops deep learning-based face authentication technology, media reported on Monday.

"The terms of the deal are not public, but it is estimated at 'several million dollars'. Apple would mainly be interested in the promise of th

Harry Melling flaunts weight loss

Actor Harry Melling, best known for playing chubby Dudley Dursley in Harry Potter films, recently showed off weight loss at a movie premiere.

Melling has everyone talking after hitting the red carpet looking different from Dursley - Potter's cousin, reports

Melling, who was only 12 when he appeared in "Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone",

Kerala Tourism to organise promotion event in Abu Dhabi

To attract cash-rich Arab travelers, the Kerala Tourism Department along with retail chain Lulu Group, is organising a four-day 'Explore Kerala @ Abu Dhabi' event from February 22.

"Considering tourist arrivals to Kerala from the Middle East, UAE is the second biggest market after Saudi Arabia. Kerala Tourism has identified the potential of the ever growing UAE tourism ma

Lata Mangeshkar honoured with Legendary Award

Indian melody queen Lata Mangeshkar has been honoured with the 'Legendary Award' by The Brand Laureate. She says she is thankful for her gratifying career and well-wishers.

"Heartfelt thank you to The Brand Laureate for honouring me with the Legendary Award 2017," the 87-year-old posted on Twitter alongside an image the award.

The Brand Laureate recognises

Kamal cruises into India Open quarters

Indian star Achanta Sharath Kamal thrashed Yuto Muramatsu of Japan to cruise into the quarter-finals of the India Open table tennis tournament here on Friday.

The 11th seeded Indian dominated from the start to script a 11-8, 11-7, 11-4, 14-16, 11-4 victory.

It was a cakewalk for top seed Dimitrij Ovtcharov as well as the world No. 5 from Germany eased into the men's sing

Apple developers' conference in US from June 5

Apple's 28th annual "Worldwide Developers Conference" (WWDC) will be held at the McEnery Convention Centre in San Jose, California from June 5-9, the company said in a statement.

"WWDC 2017" will give developers access to more than 1,000 Apple engineers with opportunities to meet and engage with them throughout the conference.

"Each year during W

United Nation condemns terror attack in Pakistan; over 75 people killed

The United Nations on Friday condemned the terrorist attack inside a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan's Sindh province that killed over 75 people and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justices swiftly, said the PTI report.

“We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan, and wish a speedy recovery to the injure

Sreesanth writes to Vinod Rai for revocation of ban

Tainted Indian speedster S. Sreesanth has written to former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai, who heads the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) of the Indian cricket board, seeking justice as he has lost four years, when he should have been playing cricket at the highest level.

Sources close to him reveal that he is deeply upset at the way the outgoing l

Kamal Haasan`s `Sabash Naidu` not shelved

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan's trilingual comedy "Sabash Naidu", which came to an abrupt halt last July after the 62-year old star slipped and fractured his leg, has not been shelved.

The film, a spin-off of the popular character Balram Naidu from Haasan's 2010 Tamil comedy aceDasavatharam", also stars Shruti Haasan, Ramya Krishnan, Brahmanandam and Saurabh Shuk

SpaceX 10th resupply mission set for Saturday launch

A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carrying about 2,500 kgs of experiments and supplies is scheduled for launch to the International Space Station from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, NASA said.

The gear is packed into a SpaceX Dragon capsule that will fly into orbit aboard the company's Falcon 9 rocket.

It will take two days for the Dragon to catch up to the space

Edappadi K Palaniswami likely to take oath as new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

The swearing-in of Edappadi K Palaniswami as new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is likely on Thursday evening, as per the media reports. Party sources told PTI that, the event tentatively scheduled at the Raj Bhavan, was expected to be brief and could be held at around 4 PM.

However, the official announcement to this effect is yet to be made. Palaniswami is reportedly discussing the com

FIFA acts against ex-Costa Rica, Guatemala chiefs

The FIFA ethics committee has decided to take legal action against the former presidents of the Costa Rican and Guatemalan football federations.

According to FIFA, Cornel Borbely, Chairman of the Investigatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee, completed the investigations into alleged illegal payments Costa Rica's Eduardo Li and Guatemala's Brayan Jimenez received from sports m

Once-iconic BlackBerry now has virtually zero market share

As global smartphone sales to end-users hit nearly 432 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, once a market leader BlackBerry now virtually has a zero per cent share.

According to the market research firm Gartner, out of more than 431.5 million smartphones sold last year, about 200,000 were BlackBerry devices that were running on its own operating system but that gives it less t

Sheeran rejected from Grammys after-party for fourth time

Singer Ed Sheeran has revealed that he been rejected from Grammy after-parties for four years in a row.

The 25-year-old was turned away from a party at Milk Studios here despite the fact that he performed at the Grammys on Sunday, reports

Talking about his rejection, Sheeran said: "That's actually happened four years in a row. And that's not just my