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Captain Kohli aims to create legacy as he looks to unleash his batting powers at WC

Virat Kohli had just turned 18 when his father passed away on a cold December morning in 2006. Within hours, the overnight batsman was back at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to help Delhi avoid the follow-on in a Ranji Trophy match. “I called my coach in the morning,” he would later tell CNN. “I said I wanted to play because for me not completing a cricket game is a sin.” It is this all-consuming passion that fuels the high-octane game of the 30-year-old who marries aggression and aesthetics in his batting, solemnising it with a single-minded devotion to his...

In the mood for mango

In this scorching heat, summer salads are a definitive bestseller at any party or get together. If you are planning a small soiree or preparing a hearty bunch, don’t forget to include the king of fruits — mango — to your salad station. While there are plenty of varieties to choose from, most chefs recommend going for Alfonso and Dassheri, as they are the best produce of the season and are perfect for making delicious salads. While there are different ways of using mango, the most popular way to consume it in this season is by using it as fresh...

Fans want Danny De Vito as Wolverine

Actor Hugh Jackman has successfully played the character of Wolverine in the superhero movie X- Men. However, in an interesting turn of events, a petition has been going around where fans now want actor Danny De Vito to take up the character in a separate Wolverine film. The Petition was started by a fan called Ring Arius, who created an online Change.org petition to cast the 74-year-old actor as the famous X-Men member. As of late Wednesday, almost 20,000 people had signed the petition, reports People.com “The only man able to take the throne after Hugh Jackman,” the petition read....

Amber Heard’s new cause

Actress Amber Heard is fighting a cause to ban the surface of revenge adult movies. The actress has been making rounds to the court to ban such content. According to Tmz.com, Heard has been constantly going to and fro, advocating for the SHIELD Act, a bill that would make sharing nude pics or videos of a person without their consent a crime, punishable by up to five years in prison. Amber Heard The actress experienced a similar horrific experience in 2014 when someone uploaded her topless picture to get back at her. ...

Kris Jenner reveals Psalms’ name inspiration

Socialite and TV personality Kris Jenner says that the name of her new grandson Psalms is inspired by the chapter Book of Psalms in the Bible. Kris’ daughter Kim and husband Kanye West welcomed their fourth child Psalms earlier this month. Psalms was welcomed via surrogacy. Kris, 63, revealed to Eonline.com, “The inspiration was the Book of Psalms in the Bible. I think it’s just a wonderful way to celebrate how they feel,” The biblical meaning of the name is a sacred song or hymn. ...

Sensex Hits 40K, ends in Red

Mumbai: The Sensex and the Nifty scaled new all time highs reacting to BJP-led Natio-nal Democratic Alliance’s decisive win in the general elections. But profit taking followed as the overhang of the big event got over with benchmark indices recording the worst intra-day fall in more than 10 years. As early trends showed that NDA was coming back to power, the market opened on a bullish note and rallied more than 1,000 points and the Sensex crossed 40,000-mark for the first time and touched an all-time high level of 40,124 points. But it was quite a volatile day. With the...

Director Neeraj Pandey’s next on Masood Azhar

Director Neeraj Pandey’s last outing at the turnstiles —Aiyaary — turned out a cropper at the box office. While his earlier film Baby had a character inspired by terrorist Masood Azhar, his next film is set to bring to life the story of the terrorist and his involvement in the Parliament attack in 2001. “Neeraj is basically working on a web series on the parliament attack. He was to earlier make Chanakya with Ajay Devgn, but since Devgn’s dates are choc-a-bloc now, he has pushed that project to make a web series on the attack. The details and the research...

Hrithik Roshan-Ekta Kapoor’s inevitable clash

The Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30 is finally making it’s way to the theatres two weeks earlier than Kangana Ranaut’s Mental Hai Kya? The film that was initially scheduled to release on January 30, was pushed to July 26 pertaining to certain issues beyond the makers’ control. But after Mental Hai Kya? decided to release on July 26, Hrithik announced a date change to avoid ‘toxic mental violence’. “Hrithik Roshan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala had a discussion on the new release date and they decided to not go further down as it would get closer to the release date of the...

Watch out for Kedar Jadhav: Chandrakant Pandit

Mumbai: Former India stumper Chandrakant Pandit has backed Kedar Jadhav to play a crucial role in the national team’s campaign in the World Cup beginning in the UK on May 30. Pandit has tracked Jadhav’s progress since his younger days, having coached the Maharashtra U-23 side. “He (Kedar) definitely has a lot of talent and what he has proved in the last couple of seasons that he is a utility player and the best part is that Virat Kohli has used him for his all-round ability and not only for batting. You think he is a part-time bowler, but he...

End of Theresa May in sight over Brexit

London: Theresa May might quit as she’s facing a growing cabinet revolt over her Brexit plan and humiliation for the Conservative Party in today’s European elections, reports say. “The prime minister is expected to announce a departure plan on Friday after failing to quell a ministerial mutiny over her revised EU withdrawal agreement,” said The Independent. “Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, the most prominent Brexiteer in the cabinet, resigned late on Wednesday and other ministers were expected to follow her out of the door.” It comes as both the Tories and Labour face a drubbing in European parliament elections, with the...

Aussies just majestic

The defending champions played scintillating cricket to win the World Cup with 11 wins on the trot. If they encountered problems on a few occasions they came through each time through a brilliant contribution from an individual. They lost Shane Warne before a ball was bowled as he flunked a dope test — caught for two diuretics his mother may have given for him to lose weight — and Jason Gillespie from injury. They took such losses in their stride, beginning with a win over Pakistan, their opponents in the previous World Cup final. A colourful World Cup hosted by...

Reliance Capital to exit Mutual Fund biz, sells RNAM stake to Nippon Group

Reliance Capital Ltd, the financial services arm of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, is exiting the mutual fund business by selling its entire stake in Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management for Rs 6,000 crore ($860 million) to Japan’s Nippon Group. Reliance Cap will use the entire amount to reduce its outstanding debt by 33 per cent. The company will sell its 42.88 per cent stake to Nippon Life Insurance and other financial investors in the joint venture, it said in a statement. Nippon, which also owns 42.88 per cent of the joint venture, will increase its shareholding to 75 per cent,...