New Delhi, Feb 3 : Actress Parineeti Chopra is eagerly waiting to watch her elder sister Priyanka Chopra's forthcoming movie "Gunday" that will hit theatres Feb 14.
The 25-year-old, whose rom-com "Hasee Toh Phasee" will hit theatres Friday, says there is no competition with Priyanka.
While, this time their films have a gap of a week, in 2013, Parineeti's "Shuddh Desi Romance" and Priyanka's "Zanjeer" released on the same date, Sep 6.
New Delhi, Feb 3 : Ahead of the 12th Auto Expo, car manufacturer Ford Monday unveiled its compact sedan Ford Figo Concept which is designed for the Indian and other emerging markets.
"Consumers are more demanding than ever, wanting and expecting more from their cars, even if they are first-time buyers," said Nigel Harris, president, Ford India at the global unveiling of the car here.
New Delhi, Feb 3 : Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors Monday unveiled two new passenger car vehciles -- Zest compact sedan and premium hatchback Bolt.
"These cars have been engineered for global markets, through global teams across India, UK and Korea to set new standards in their respective segments,"said Ranjit Yadav, president, passenger vehicles, Tata Motors.
The company said the new vehicles would be launched in 2014 in India and subsequently in other countries. Both the vehicles are based on the company's X1 platform on which Vista and Manza models are built.
New Delhi, Feb 3 : Some believe cancer is incurable, quite a few think it is contagious and many others feel it can be caused by hair-dyes and anti-perspirants - myths like these expose our little knowledge about the much-feared disease which, if addressed timely, can be cured, doctors say.
According to health experts, many myths are associated with cancer, but adapting a healthy lifestyle can help people keep it at bay. India has more than three million cancer patients, and these figures paint a pale picture of our understanding of the disease.
New Delhi, Feb 3 : The government Monday sought the cooperation of the opposition parties in passing anti-corruption bills as well as the women's reservation bill in parliament. But the BJP and the CPI-M said the Congress should restrain its own members from causing disruptions.
Speaking to reporters after an all-party meeting ahead of the second half of the winter session beginning Feb 5, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said there was a need to rise above politics to get the anti-corruption bills and the women's reservation bill passed in this session of parliament.
New Delhi, Feb 3 : Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he choose to act in the slavery drama ' 12 Years a Slave' because he felt sorry for the fact that his ancestors were involved in the slave trade.
The 37-year-old actor also gave the same reason for taking up ' Amazing Grace ' a movie about the fight to eliminate the slave trade in UK, PVR Pictures reported.
In the highly-acclaimed drama, which bagged a Golden Globe and has earned nine Oscar nominations, Cumberbatch plays the role of plantation owner and slave owner.
New Delhi, Feb 2 : Small screen actress Asha Negi won the sixth season of "Nach Baliye" with actor-boyfriend Rithvik Dhanjani and says she was confident they will win the celebrity dance reality show.
The couple had performed consistently well from the beginning of "Nach Baliye 6" and won the finale Saturday.
"Both me and Rithvik, we were confident that we will win the show. There was never a moment when we lost the confidence or that we were over-confident. But, we did our best, gave my 100 percent and we knew it will pay off," Asha told IANS in a telephonic interview from Mumbai.
New Delhi, Feb 2 : President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the resignation of Harish Rawat, Minister of Water Resources, from the council of ministers.
The president, on the advice of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accepted Rawat's resignation from the union council of ministers with immediate effect a Rashtrapati Bhavan press communique said.
"Further, as advised by the Prime Minister, the President has directed that Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister for Health and Family Welfare shall be given additional charge of the work of the Ministry of Water Resources," the communique said
New Delhi, Feb 1 : The Delhi Police Saturday said Nido Tania, the Arunachal student who died Thursday, was handed over to his guardian after he was picked up from the city's Lajpat Nagar I market following an altercation with two shopkeepers.
Nido Tania, 19, son of Arunachal Pradesh Congress legislator Nido Pavitra, was mercilessly beaten up by two shopkeepers Wednesday afternoon following a row over his appearance and clothing. He died Thursday.
New Delhi, Feb 1 : India's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Saturday reported a 10.3 percent decline in total sales for January, which stood at 102,416 units due to a fall in exports.
The company had sold 114,205 units in January 2013.
There was a sharp drop in the company's exports. Maruti Suzuki exported just 5,847 units last month, which was 47.7 percent less than 11,179 units sold overseas during the corresponding month of 2013.
New Delhi, Feb 1 : Minister of Communication and Information Technology Kapil Sibal on Saturday criticized Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for naming him in the list of corrupt leaders, and said Kejriwal should leave his position if he is making baseless allegations without proof.
"I am surprised that a person holding the CM's post is making such allegations against me. Till today, after holding many respectable positions, as a lawyer, or a teacher or in politics, no one has ever named me in any allegations. I am very surprised that he called me corrupt," he said.
New Delhi, Feb 1 : The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, will be paying an official visit to India from February 4 to February 9 at the invitation of President Pranab Mukherjee.
President Joachim Gauck will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including ministers, members of Parliament and business leaders.
The visiting dignitary will arrive here on the evening of February 4. He will inspect a Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhawan the next day, after which he will visit Rajghat to pay homage to the Father of the Nation.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) Friday hiked diesel price by 50 paise per litre, effective from midnight, in line with its policy of reducing under-recoveries or losses.
Diesel price was last hiked by 50 paise, excluding VAT, on Jan 4.
Allowing for local taxes, diesel will cost Rs. 54.91 in Delhi, Rs. 59.50 in Kolkata, Rs. 63.23 in Mumbai and Rs. 58.56 in Chennai.
The government had, in January 2013, permitted OMCs to increase diesel price by small doses of up to 50 paise per litre every month till their losses on this account are completely eliminated.(IANS)
New Delhi, January 31 : Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra were spotted on the sets of bindass' show ' Yeh Hai Aashiqui'.
The two actors were seen shooting for the show to promote their upcoming movie 'Hasee toh Phasee' in Mumbai.
Speaking on the occasion, the stars said, "The story is like Senti and Mental, which are our characters in Hasee toh Phasee. Two completely opposite people falling in love with each other".
The episode will see actors Anurag Sharma and Khyati Mangla in the lead role. (ANI)
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday read out his list of 'India's most corrupt', and it included high profile politicians from the Congress, the BJP and their allies, and urged his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members to treat this year's general election as a revolution to cleanse the nation's politics.
Kejriwal's list included Congress leaders' Rahul Gandhi, P Chidambaram, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Veerappa Moily, Salman Khurshid, Kapil Sibal, Kamal Nath, BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari, B. S. Yeddyurappa, Anant Kumar, Anurag Thakur, and others like Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah and Jagan Mohan Reddy.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Bollywood actors Hritik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor reportedly launched the N-Lens series of OPPO smartphones at an event held at The Grand in New Delhi.
OPPO mobile is a globally registered technology brand that entered the phone business in 2008 in China and with its N1 handset has announced its entry into the Indian market.
The OPPO N1 smartphone, priced at INR 39,999, aims to redefine photography with its 13-megapixel sensor camera with dedicated ISP.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Budget carrier SpiceJet Friday launched another promotional fare scheme offering 30 percent discount on all domestic routes till Feb 2.
The new promotional scheme comes a week after the low cost carrier (LCC) launched a massive 50 percent discount scheme -- that led to other airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo and GoAir also offer the promotional fares.
The airline said that under its 'Second Chance' sale, passengers can avail 30 percent off on tickets booked from Jan 31-Feb 2 for travel till April 15, 2014.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India, should focus on inspiring youth, and showcase his approach towards backward communities.
The culture ministry is the nodal ministry for carrying out activities related to the commemoration.
In November 2013, the government decided to commemorate the birth anniversary of Nehru for a year, starting from the 125th anniversary on Nov 14, 2014, to Nov 14, 2015.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : The "Student of the Year" star Sidharth Malhotra, who is seen on the cover of men's magazine GQ India's February 2014 issue, says alcohol is a stress buster for many but he likes to stay away from it.
When asked how the one-film old actor deals with it at Bollywood parties, he said: "By making polite conversation."
"... drinking is a stress reliever for a lot of people (but) I just don't like alcohol...," GQ India quoted Sidharth as saying.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday warned power distribution companies in the capital to co-operate with the government else their licences will be cancelled.
"Once the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) audit report is out, the power companies have to co-operate in examination of their accounts," Kejriwal told media.
"If they do not, then the government will not keep quiet. If needed, we will also cancel their licences," he said.