Donald Trump waxwork replaces Obama at Madame Tussauds London

The wax figure of President-elect Donald Trump was placed on Wednesday in a mock-up of the White House's Oval OfficeA Donald Trump waxwork has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum in London, complete with his signature suntan -- and yak hair. Dressed in a navy suit, white shirt and red tie, the wax figure of Trump was placed on Wednesday in a mock-up of the White House's Oval Office. Donald Trump's wax figure at the museumHis arrival at Madame Tussauds's version of the Oval Office saw the outgoing president Barack Obama moved out of the museum display. Along with Trump, the museum hosts waxworks of other politicians including Russian leader Vladimir Putin and British Foreign minister Boris Johnson. The Trump model is due to open to the public tomorrow and remain in the museum until the end of the real-life American's presidency.

January 19, 2017 05:10 UTC

Bengaluru tops list, five other Indian cities among world’s most dynamic places

Top 10 cities in the JLL index are Bengaluru, Ho Chi Minh City, Silicon Valley, Shanghai, Hyderabad, London, Austin, Hanoi, Boston and Nairobi. (Source: PTI) Top 10 cities in the JLL index are Bengaluru, Ho Chi Minh City, Silicon Valley, Shanghai, Hyderabad, London, Austin, Hanoi, Boston and Nairobi. Cities in India, China and Vietnam, along with several in the US, head the list of world’s fastest changing cities in JLL’s fourth annual City Momentum Index. Other Indian cities in the list are Hyderabad at the 5th position, Pune (13), Chennai (18), Delhi (23) and Mumbai (25). Top 10 cities in the JLL index are Bengaluru, Ho Chi Minh City, Silicon Valley, Shanghai, Hyderabad, London, Austin, Hanoi, Boston and Nairobi.

January 19, 2017 05:09 UTC

Uttar Pradesh: 15 killed as school bus, truck collide in EtahPradesh: 25 schoolchildren dead, 36 injured after bus collides with a truck in Etah

At least 15 people, including 13 schoolchildren, were killed and several others injured when a bus collided with a truck in Uttar Pradesh's Etah today. The driver of the bus was also killed in the accident. "I pray that those injured in the accident in Etah recover at the earliest," he said. (PHOTO: ANI)COLD WAVE, FOG GRIP UTTAR PRADESHEntire Uttar Pradesh is reeling under intense cold wave conditions which has killed at least 28 people so far. ALSO READ:Karnataka: 8 schoolchildren killed, 11 injured as bus rams into vanMumbai-Pune Expressway accident kills 17, injures 30WATCH THE VIDEO

January 19, 2017 05:04 UTC

Is FTII justified in not handing out scholarships to dissenting students?

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has started refusing scholarships and the opportunity to participate in foreign exchange programmes to students who have pending ‘disciplinary matters’. The matter in question is the four-month long strike by the students to protest against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the head of the institute. Incidentally, the office of the Proctor was formed in FTII only after the strike ended in November 2015. Although Kainthola has justified his decision in not giving out scholarships to the students, other teachers in FTII feel that the decision is harsh. “Issues of discipline are minor infringements… and should not prejudice our assessment of students who are basically talented.

January 19, 2017 04:55 UTC

Woot woot! Priyanka Chopra wins her second consecutive People's Choice Award for 'Quantico'

It's been a little over a year and half that Priyanka Chopra started her stint as a leading lady on prime time global television. Playing Alex Parrish, the main character in the thriller series Quantico, Priyanka has already won a lot of hearts. But now, she's bagged the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Dramatic TV Actress this year. This is her second consecutive win at the People's Choice Award as she had been crowned a winner in 2016 as well. With the second part of her second season going on air from next week, we are already waiting PC to deliver even more.

January 19, 2017 04:54 UTC



Kashmir: LeT commander killed in police encounter

A police official saidt hat during a search operation, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated in which a militant was killed. (Source: ANI) A police official saidt hat during a search operation, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated in which a militant was killed. (Source: ANI)A Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abu Musa was killed on Thursday while a policeman was injured in an encounter in Bandipora district of north Kashmir. On specific intelligence input about presence of militants in Hajin area of Bandipora, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said. Watch What Else is Making NewsHe said during the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated in which a militant was killed.

January 19, 2017 04:54 UTC

​Mutual funds hope for budget goodies ​

Mutual fund players are hopeful that the finance minister would offer them a few goodies in the forthcoming budget in February. We are hopeful that we will have some good news in this budget," said a senior mutual fund manager. We hope the finance minister would open it to all investors in this budget," a senior mutual fund manager said. "We have also asked for the extension of Sec 54EC benefit for some dedicated mutual fund schemes," said the CEO of a large mutual fund house. There are also apprehensions that long-term capital gains on equity funds would be taxed.

January 19, 2017 04:52 UTC

Cross-border tunnels: Centre turns to IITs for detection technology

"Right now, we testing the equipment for ruggedness. We have a mandate that it needs to work in all terrains and conditions and once the ruggedness test is complete, we will begin the field trials in February," Seema Periwal, project manager, NCETIS told TOI from Mumbai.She said, that while the initial project was to detect landmines, the Border Security Force (BSF) made additional requirements of tunnel detection. In fact, documents with TOI show that it was in November 2016 that MHA finalised the qualitative requirements (QRs) for ground penetration radar.The MHA, even as the technology from the IITs is ready for trials, has issued a notice earlier this month inviting vendors, manufacturers, distributors and experts to share their views, suggestions and even product details with it. For a 5.56mm weapon, BSF has asked for a detection range of at least 300, while the same is 400m for a 7.62x39mm weapon, 500m for a 7.62x5.1mm weapon and 1,200m for a 12.7mm weapon. Sources said that the MHA is likely to look outside of India for this technology, although no final decision on it has been taken.

January 19, 2017 04:52 UTC

Xiaomi set to launch Redmi Note 4 in India today, here is how you can watch live

Xiaomi is set to launch the Redmi Note 4, its next mainstream phone, in India today. Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 launching in India on Jan 19, but Ravindra Jadeja isn't impressed#RedmiNote4 A New Note Rises in India today :) Stage is set, we’re ready! Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 may come on Jan 19, exclusively on FlipkartThe Redmi Note 4 succeeds the Redmi Note 3, which is arguably one of the best phones Xiaomi has launched in India. How to watch Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 eventWhile the Redmi Note 4 launch event is in Delhi, it will be live streamed at http://event.c.mi.com/in/milaunch/january2017/. The company will push out relevant updates from the launch event to tell its fans and prospective consumers more about the Redmi Note 4.

January 19, 2017 04:51 UTC

Militant killed in encounter in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan. 19 (PTI): A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was on Thursday killed while a policeman was injured in an encounter in Bandipora district of north Kashmir. On specific intelligence input about presence of militants in Hajin area of Bandipora, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said. He said during the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated, killing a militant. A police constable who was also injured in the gunfight has been referred to a hospital here, the official said. He said some miscreants pelted stones on the security forces near the encounter site.

January 19, 2017 04:50 UTC

HSBC, UBS to shift 1,000 jobs each from UK in Brexit blow to London

Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper also reported that Goldman Sachs is considering halving its London workforce to 3,000 and moving key operations to New York and continental Europe, particularly Frankfurt, where it could move up to 1,000 staff. ”We will move in about two years time when Brexit becomes effective,” HSBC's Gulliver told Reuters at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Goldman staff moving to Frankfurt would include traders and managers responsible for regulation and compliance, financial sources told Handelsblatt. It is expected to move about 1,000 staff involved in trading products, such as European stocks, that are regulated by the EU. HSBC shares closed 1.8 percent up, against a 0.2 percent fall in the broader European banks index.

January 19, 2017 04:38 UTC

Chennai Express producer Karim Morani booked in rape case

Trouble brewed for Bollywood film producer Karim Morani after Rachkonda police of Hyderabad booked him for alleged rape and blackmailing. A Delhi-based woman had approached the police alleging that the family producer continuously raped her in pretext of marriage. "In her compliant the victim has alleged that film producer Morani raped her on different occasions in Mumbai and in Hyderabad. Karim Morani has been booked under section 417 (cheating), 376 (rape) 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation), 493 (cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage) and other relevant sections of IPC. The famous Bollywood producer Karim Morani has produced hit films like Damini, Raja Hindustani, Ra-One, Chennai Express is also an accused in the 2G scam-related to money laundering.

January 19, 2017 04:35 UTC

Anupam Kher: On anniversary of migration, actor Anupam Kher dedicates poem to Kashmiri Pandits

"Meanwhile, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah too has extended support for Kashmiri Pandits. "No Kashmiri Pandit can forget this day. Announcements were being made from masjids saying 'Kashmiri Pandits, leave your house, you go.' That night is unforgettable for our Kashmiri Pandit friends and relatives," Kher told ANI"It's been 27 years today. Until now, no one has been punished for the killings, say Pandit activists.Kashmiri Pandits are a minority in the Muslim majority Valley.

January 19, 2017 04:33 UTC

Jallikattu protest LIVE: 3rd day of Marina Beach standoff, CM meets PM

At Chennai's Marina Beach, protesters sat through Wednesday night and on Thursday morning, demanding the lifting of the Supreme Court ban on jallikattu and action on animal rights group, PETA. The Supreme Court in May 2014 banned jallikattu, saying that bulls cannot be used as performing animals including bullock-cart races. The common complaint among the protest leaders was that the Supreme Court had insulted the Tamil culture by disallowing the sport. In Chennai, the demonstration began on Tuesday morning following the arrest of jallikattu protesters in Madurai district's Alanganallur town well known for conducting the sport. WATCH VIDEO:ALSO READ | Jallikattu: Thousands protest at Chennai's Marina Beach; 31 colleges to be shut todayTo defy jallikattu ban, cock fight conducted in Tamil NaduJallikattu row intensifies: AIADMK chief Sasikala writes to PM, wants change in law

January 19, 2017 04:27 UTC

Kim Kardashian's cameo in film involves jewellery heist

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian , who was robbed of jewellery in Paris last year, will reportedly shoot for the film "Oceans Eight" involving a jewellery heist.The film's shooting has been going on at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for days, with star cameos to recreate the Met Gala for a dramatic heist scene.Kardashian was seen headed to the set with her sister Kendall Jenner on Monday. According to sources, the Met Gala scene involves the theft of a high-end necklace in a museum bathroom.Sources said Kardashian is in the film, although it's not clear if she is a victim or a famous face in the crowd, reports pagesix.com.The movie's main cast includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson and Mindy Kaling.On Monday, in one of her first public appearances since the robbery, Kardashian was back in a gown to film the scene in which the all-female cast pulls off a jewellery raid.An insider said: "We were surprised Kim showed up for filming. She had seemed totally traumatised by her Paris robbery. But then she will still appear in a movie that glamorises a jewellery heist. "Kardashian's representative confirmed she has a cameo in the movie, but declined to comment further.

January 19, 2017 04:26 UTC