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SC allows government to finalise telecom spectrum auction

March26/ 2015

NEW DELHI,MARCH 26: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the government to finalise the auction of telecom spectrum and announce the winners, but with a caveat.

The finalisation of the results will be subject to the outcome of the cases being heard by the apex court.

The telecom auction concluded on Wednesday after 19 days, with a total bid commitment of nearly Rs.110,000 crores from the eight players in the fray.

‘Twice divorced’ Britney Spears would ‘love’ to get married

March26/ 2015

London,March 26: Britney Spears opens up about raising sons, date nights with her new man, and whether she’ll marry again.

So what if Britney Spears hasn’t had the best luck in love? The twice-divorced superstar is not ruling out marriage in the future.

“I would love to. I believe in the fairytale,” Spears, 33, tells PEOPLE in this week’s exclusive cover story.

While she and her boyfriend of six months, producer Charlie Ebersol, 32, are taking things slowly, the singer has a general sense of what it takes for a couple to go the distance.
“I’m not really the person to ask what it take to get married, but personally for me, it’s about loving each other and communicating right and being respectful and honest,” she says. “It takes two people just loving each other a lot.
Spears acknowledges she’s no expert in matters of the heart. “Love is a hard one,” she says. “I don’t really understand love as far as relationships. With my kids, it’s just unconditional and that’s hard to find.”

Which begs the question: would Spears also consider having more children?

“I would like to have one more,” says Spears, who is raising two sons – Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8 – her kids with ex-husband Kevin Federline. “I am very satisfied with my two boys but maybe in the future.”

Spears admits having a daughter would be a blast.

“I would love a mini-me. That would be fun!”

Khedira to leave Real Madrid at season end

March26/ 2015

This one’s been coming for a while, but we finally have solid confirmation that Sami Khedira’s five-year Real Madrid career is coming to an end.

The 27-year-old defensive midfielder has flourished at the Bernabeu, and even as recently as this weekend’s El Clasico it was evident how crucial Khedira is to Carlo Ancelotti’s system. Unfortunately, the club will have to move on without him after this season concludes.

“It’s not a decision against Real Madrid,” the German international told Kicker. “I want to find new challenges for my career and continue to grow as a player. I don’t have an agreement with any club nor any preferences as to who I would like to join.”

Madrid was unable to come to a contract resolution with Khedira, and they will be much worse off without him. Missing a good chunk of time this season and last due to injury, Khedira was unavailable for the match against Barcelona, forcing Toni Kroos back into the deep middle of the pitch. While his defensive numbers were solid, it was evident that Barcelona preferred to attack through the middle, and they were able to do so on a number of occasions.

There’s surely going to be a heavy bidding war for Khedira’s services this summer, with a number of outlets reporting that Schalke lead the race. However, the Bundesliga side currently sits outside a Champions League place, and should they fail to make up ground, it’s unlikely a player of Khedira’s level would make that switch. Still, it’s likely that Khedira will head back to his home country, while there will also likely be plenty of interest from the Premier League (Arsenal has long been linked with interest in Khedira).

So where will the German end up? It would seem all options are in play.

Vishal’s next has Rajinikanth-film inspired title

March26/ 2015

Chennai, March 26: Actor Vishal Krishna Reddy’s upcoming Tamil actioner is titled after superstar Rajinikanth’s 1983 blockbuster “Paayum Puli”. This is the second time Vishal has named his movie after the superstar’s film.

Last year, Vishal’s Tamil thriller “Naan Sigappu Manithan” was also named after a Rajinikanth film.

The makers of “Paayum Puli” announced the title on Twitter on Thursday.

Being directed by Suseenthiran, the movie features Vishal as an undercover policeman in Madurai.

The film, which is said to be based on a true story, also features Kajal Aggarwal and Samuthirakani in important roles.

Some bureaucrats call Christians pig eaters: Goa legislator

March26/ 2015

Panaji, March 26: Some government officials refer to Christians in a despicable manner and few bureaucrats even call them “pig-eaters”, Caitu Silva, a legislator of the ruling coalition said in the state assembly.

Silva, a Goa Vikas Party (GVP) legislator from Benaulim constituency in South Goa, was speaking on Wednesday during the motion of thanks on the governor’s address during the budget session.

“And some government officials in the hospital speak in such a despicable manner. I feel ashamed to say that some officers have said that the hospital in South (South Goa district) is to only save pig-eaters,” Silva said, while critiquing the functioning of the health ministry of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, of which the GVP is a coalition partner.

The constituency Benaulim, which Silva represents, is located in the Salcete sub-district in South Goa, which has a high percentage of Christian residents

Pork is a common part of the diet of Goa’s Christian community’s, which accounts for 26 percent of the state’s 1.5 million population.

Silva also suggested that Christians were being picked upon by some bureaucrats, on account of their dietary traits.

Silva also told the state assembly that he was also in a position to identify one such officer, but did not take any name.

“These are the words used by a government officer. These words have been used because Christians eat pork? Officers should not do this. I know who the officer is,” Silva said, adding that Goa’s Christians “are not in anyone’s debt” to be called “pig-eaters”.

Woman plans on marrying a tree after having ‘best sex ever’

March26/ 2015
Melbourne,March 26: A woman claims to have the best sex ever of her life with a tree named Tim and she plans to marry him. Emma McCabe said that she’s fallen head over heels with the sturdy poplar tree and she’s happy after a string of disastrous relationships, the Daily Telegraph.
The 31-year-old further added that she’s planning to marry the tree although her family won’t talk about it. It’s believed McCabe’s bizarre attraction to the tree might be a result of a condition called dendrophilia where a person is sex ually attracted to a tree.

Kolkatta Nun gang-rape case: One suspect arrested in Mumbai

March26/ 2015

Mumbai,March 26: The CID on Thursday made the first arrest in West Bengal’s the nun gangrape case, picking up a man named Md Selim from Mumbai. According to reports, he has now been flown to Kolkata for questioning.

This is the first arrest in the case. The arrest comes after nearly two weeks of the incident where the nun was sexually assaulted after a gang of half a dozen robbers broke into a convent school near Ranaghat in West Bengal and ransacked the premises. The robbers had decamped with Rs 10-12 lakh in cash.

Police had earlier detained around 10 people for questioning but no arrests had been made over the attack on the nun, aged 71.

Snapchat evokes greater romantic jealousy than Facebook

March26/ 2015

Washington, Mar 26: A new study has shed light on how individuals use Snapchat and Facebook to find out their effect on romantic relationships.

The study showed that since less famous Snapchat offers greater privacy than Facebook than it was more likely to elicit romantic jealousy.

Snapchat messages disappear after only a few seconds and are typically sent to a smaller number of people, affords more private communication and intimate, personal content that could evoke greater jealousy.

Editor-in-Chief Brenda K. Wiederhold, PhD, MBA, BCB, BCN, Interactive Media Institute, San Diego, California and Virtual Reality Medical Institute, Brussels, Belgium, asserted that although a small preliminary study, this was an important foray into a new communication platform and with the January 2015 Snapchat update, which made Best Friends Lists private, one wonders if they will now see the fire of jealousy further inflamed.

Authors Sonja Utz and Nicole Muscanell, Knowledge Media Research Center (Tubingen, Germany), and Cameran Khalid (Glasgow University, Scotland), found that behaviors of romantic partners on Snapchat evoked higher levels of jealousy than did the same behaviors on Facebook.

The study is published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.



Is RiRi dropping new album soon?

March26/ 2015

The trend of surprisingly dropping a new album is catching up with all the musicians and Rihanna seems to have joined the band wagon.

The 28-year-old Barbadian singer dropped a hint that she might drop a new album when she posted her topless black-and-white pic on Twitter and Instagram and captioned it, “rihannaNOW.com #R8 #BBHMM #March26”, E! Online reported.

The ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker donned nothing but a leather jacket covering her tatas while rocking some serious Cara Delevingne-esque brows.

Rihanna has been lately working on new music and has been using social media to offer little snippets of what’s to come in recent months, while leaving details up in the air.

Keanu Reeves advises Zayn Malik to find his ‘creativity’ post exiting 1D

March26/ 2015

London, Mar.26 : Keanu Reeves has expressed that he hopes Zayn Malik can find himself and his “creativity” following the One Direction exit.

The 50-year-old, who was a little confused by the question at first, but went on to say that it could be “hectic” and difficult to cope with fame, the Mirror reported.

Confirming his departure recently, Malik explained the struggles of being in the spotlight meant he was longing for a “normal” life.