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Virat Kohli Superb Dance With Anushka Sharma: FULL VIDEO

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Virat Kohli is a superb dancer and this is evident from a recent video of Virat and Anushka along with Yuvraj Singh and others on Zaheer Khan‘s reception. The Video of #ViratKohli Dancing with #AnushkaSharma and #YuvrajSingh at the wedding ceremony of #ZaheerKhan has gone viral on the internet and is being liked a lot.

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We all know how good a dancer Virat is and on numerous occasions he has stole hearts with his dance moves. Last night was just that. Virat Kohli was at his best. Indian pace bowler Ashish Nehra fondly called #NehraJi was no bad when it came to shaking his legs. Ashish Nehra brought smiles on all faces with his comical moves.

Yuvraj Singh enjoys himself in parties and this one was that of his dear friend Zaheer Khan. So Yuvraj was at his best.

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Narayana Murthy’s Letter to Daughter Akshata is a must read

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Here’s the Full Letter that Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy wrote to his daughter Akshata. It is so heartwarming that it is a must read for everyone.

Akshata,

Becoming a father transformed me in ways that I could never have thought possible. I could never go back to being the person I used to be before. Your arrival in my life brought unimaginable joy and a larger responsibility. I was no more just a husband, a son, or a promising employee of a fast-growing company. I was a father, who had to measure up to the expectations his daughter would have of him at every stage of her life.

Your birth raised the benchmark of my life, in every aspect. My interactions at the workplace became more thoughtful and measured; the quality of my transactions with the outside world more considerate, dignified, and mature. I felt a need to deal with every human being more sensitively and courteously. After all, some day you would grow up and understand the world around you, and I didn’t want you ever to think that I had done anything even remotely wrong.

My mind often goes back to the initial days after your birth. Your mother and I were young then and struggling to find our feet in our careers. Two months after your birth in Hubli, we brought you to Mumbai, but discovered quickly enough, that it was a difficult task to nurture a child and manage careers side by side. So, we decided that you would spend the initial years of your life with your grandparents in Hubli. Naturally, it was a hard decision to make, one which took me quite a bit of time to come to terms with. Every weekend, I would take the plane to Belgaum and then hire a car to Hubli. It was very expensive, but I couldn’t do without seeing you.

What never ceased to amaze me was how you created your own little happy world at Hubli, surrounded by your grandparents and a set of adoring aunts and relatives, oblivious of our absence from your life…

I am often asked about the qualities that I have imparted to my children. I tell them that it is your mother who shouldered this great responsibility and I am ever so grateful to her for bringing you up to be the fine individuals you are. She communicated values more by action than by talking about them. She taught Rohan and you the importance of simplicity and austerity. There was this one instance, in Bangalore, when you were selected for a school drama for which you were required to wear a special dress. It was in the mid-eighties, Infosys had just begun its operations, and we did not have any money to spend on non-basic goods. Your mother explained to you that we would not be able to buy the dress and that you would have to drop out of the performance. Much later, you told me that you had not been able to understand or appreciate that incident. We realize it must have been a bit drastic for a child to forgo an important event in school, but, we know you learnt something important from that- the importance of austerity.

Life has changed for us since then and there is enough money. But, you know, our lifestyle continues to be simple. I remember discussing with your mother the issue of sending you kids to school by car once we were a little comfortable with money, but your mother insisted that Rohan and you go to school with your classmates in the regular autorickshaw. You made great friends with the ‘rickshaw uncle’ and had fun with the other kids in the auto. The simplest things in life are often the happiest and they are for free.

You would often ask me why there was no television at our home when the rest of your friends discussed stuff they watched on TV. Your mother decided early on that there would be no TV in Our home so that there would be time for things like studying, reading, discussions, and meeting friends. She insisted that it was important to create an environment conducive to learning at home. Therefore, every night we dedicated the time between 8 pm and 10 pm to pursuits that brought the family together in a productive environment. While Rohan and you did your schoolwork, your mother and I read books on History, Literature, Physics, Mathematics, and Engineering, or did any office work.

It is quite a well-known fact that when a daughter gets married, a father has mixed feelings about it. He hates the fact that there is somebody else in his daughter’s life with whom she shares her affections–a Smart, confident, younger man who gets the attention that was earlier his alone. I, too, was a little sad and jealous when you told us you had found your life partner. But when I met Rishi and found him to be all that you had described him to be-brilliant, handsome, and, most importantly, honest-l understood why you let your heart be stolen. It was then that I reconciled to sharing your affections with him. A few months ago, you made me a proud grandparent. If holding you in my arms for the first time gave me indescribable joy, seeing Krishnaa, your lovely daughter, for the first time at your home in Santa Monica, was a different experience altogether. I wondered, whether from now on, I would have to behave like a wise, grand old man! But, then I realized the bonus to growing older and becoming a grandparent. I would have the joy of pampering a child silly! Besides, you know what they say about grandparents and grandchildren having a common enemy-the parent! I am convinced Krishnaa and I will eventually exchange notes and crib about you and be completely on the same page when it comes to criticizing you!

As you pursue your goals and live a contended life, remember that there is only one planet for us to live in and that planet is now becoming endangered. Remember that it is your responsibility to pass on this planet to Krishnaa in a better condition than you got it from us.

Take care, my child!

Lovingly, Appa

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Raw Video: Kollam Temple Fire Kills Over 100

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#KollamFire Over 100 people were killed and more than 250 injured when an explosion took place at the Puttingal Devi temple in Kerala during a festival at Paravoor in Kollam at around 3 am on Sunday. As the temple festival was on, there was fireworks display at the temple precincts since midnight and hundreds of people had gathered to watch the show.

As the fireworks display was coming to an end at around 3am, an explosion occurred at the storeroom ‘Kambapuram’ filled with crackers and pyrotechnics materials.

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FULL SPEECH: Rahul Gandhi in Parliament

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi spoke on a number of issues in the Lok Sabha during his speech. The Gandhi scion targeted Narendra Modi government over the Fair and Lovely Yojana alleging that the scheme has been launched to convert black money into white. Rahul Gandhi also criticised BJP-led NDA government over the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula and the arrest of JNU students Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid.

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Raveena Tandon shares pictures of daughter’s wedding

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Raveena TandonYesteryear’s Bollywood diva Raveena Tandon has married off her youngest adopted daughter Chaya at a church in Goa. Several eyebrows were raised when Raveena took the bold decision to be a single mother in her twenties and adopted two sisters. The Mohra girl was at the peak of her career when the she shocked the film industry with her decision.

NHI congratulates the beautiful bride who tied the knot with Shawn Mendes in a Hindu-Catholic ceremony.  Raveena took to Twitter to share the beautiful and precious moments of her daughter.

Here are the pics:

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VIDEO: Woman dies while deboarding moving train at Borivali station

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MUMBAI: In a shocking incident, a woman died after being crushed by a train at Mumbai’s Borivali railway station. The 55-year-old woman was alighting from the moving train when she fell and came under its wheels. CCTV footage from the station shows a relative of the woman helping her get off Vadodara Express when the train was still moving.

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As per media reports, the family had boarded the Vadodara Express at Surat and was headed to Mumbai. According to a news report in the The Indian Express, there was some confusion and the woman, Kirandevi Kishorilal Kothari, along with her nephew Tarun Singh and a female relative started alighting from the train while it was moving.

First, a female relative is seen deboarding the train. Then a man jumps out of the train onto the platform and starts offloading the luggage when it is still moving. Kothari who is wearing a saree is the last one to deboard. She falls and slides into the gap between the train and the platform. According to GRP officials, by the time the train stopped, the woman sustained grievous injuries in the mouth and nose and was bleeding profusely. She was rushed to the hospital but was declared ‘brought dead’.

However, according to Zee News, the family members were to board the train at Borivali station. Zee’s news report says, the train arrived at Borivali station at 3.50 pm and suddenly started moving at 4pm. As some of the woman’s family members had not boarded the train, the others who were already in it decided to get off.  It is then that the incident took place.

This is not the first time such an incident has taken place in India. A woman had died at Mysore Railway station in 2011 when she got trapped between the train and railway platform in efforts to catch a moving train.

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Ex-BSF Jawan commits suicide, accuses cops of raping daughter for several days

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In a nerve-racking incident, a former BSF jawan committed suicide in front of Haryana secretariat building in Chandigarh and accused police officials of raping his 15-year-old daughter for several days.

Sandeep Kumar has left a suicide note that gives disturbing details of the sequence of events that led him to this extreme step. Sandeep was taken to PGI hospital in Chandigarh where doctors failed to revive him.

The suicide note states that cops from the Kharkhoda police station in Sonepat district of Haryana used to visit Sandeep’s house in the night and rape his daughter. The police constables threatened Sandeep because of which he did not raise an alarm.

The former BSF jawan has held his wife, Manju, and cops of Kharkhoda police station responsible for his suicide in the letter. Manju is Sandeep’s second wife.

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#RepublicDay: PM Modi greeted with loud cheers at annual parade: VIDEO

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted with loud cheers as he arrived at Rajpath for the annual #RepublicDay parade today morning. The Prime Minister first paid homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti to ‘immortal soldiers’ who sacrificed their lives for the country.

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India is celebrating its 67th Republic Day today – 26th January 2016. India became an independent Republic on this day and it is marked with an annual parade at Rajpath in the heart of New Delhi. French President Francois Hollande is the chief guest for the Republic day function this year.

Francois Hollande arrived with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at Rajpath. They were received by PM Modi.

A splendid and colourful display of India’s military might and cultural diversity followed.

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Sydney Thunder beat Melbourne Stars to win Big Bash League

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Sydney Thunder have won their maiden Big Bash League title by defeating Melbourne Stars in the final of the Australian T20 tournament. Sydney defeated Melbourne by three wickets in spite of Kevin Peterson’s blistering 39-ball-74.

Batting first, Melbourne Stars put up a total of 176 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs helped by Kevin Pietersen’s blistering 74 runs. Sydney Thunder (181 for 7) achieved the target with 3 balls to spare as in-form opener Usman Khawaja displayed his batting skills in his 40-ball-70 guiding the Thunders’ chase.

Sydney Thunder did lose quick wickets towards the end, but the pace set by openers Usman Khawaja and Jacques Kallis early in the inning proved enough to secure a victory.

In the end, a six by Ben Rohrer sealed the match in favour of the Thunders in 19.3 overs. This is a remarkable turnaround for Sydney team that was at the bottom of point table in three of the previous four editions of the BBL.

It seemed a big day for Sydney Thunder as the women’s team of the franchise also won the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League.

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VIDEO: National zoo Panda Tian Tian plays in snow #blizzard2016 | USA

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Tian Tian, the giant adult panda who lives in Washington DC’s Smithsonian’s National Zoo, was delighted at the sight of so much snow this morning. And the 18-year-old panda rolled himself in the snow after a winter snowstorm formed two feet of white layer on the ground.

The National zoo posted the video of Tian Tian on its official Facebook and Twitter handle and it has gone viral on the internet.

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Meanwhile, a massive blizzard has blanketed the US east coast in snow, paralysing and bringing life to a standstill. New York and also Washington DC have been affected badly. According to Reuters, at least 19 people have died in incidents related to the snowstorm.

Emergency has been declared in New York, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

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