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'Vodka Diaries' review: A tricky suspense through a maze of deception

The movie stays true to the path of deception and betrayal and the suspense genre makes some sharp swings into the unexpected towards the end.

'12 Strong' review: Mildly entertaining yet engaging revenge drama 

The movie takes us directly into the battlefield -- where 12 American soldiers set out to wipe out the Al-Qaeda backed Taliban from Afghanistan.

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'My Birthday Song' review: A skilfully mounted psychological drama

The narrative starts off on an intriguing note with a one-night stand that turns into a murder mystery and continues till it gets convoluted and corny.

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Countdown to 'Padmaavat' begins amid hope, fear and excitement

Owing to historical 'inaccuracies' in 'Padmaavat', states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Haryana had initially called for a ban on the film.

Deepika Padukone as Padmavati. (Photo | Youtube screengrab)
Rajasthan government should make 'Padmaavat' tax-free: Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

The 67-year-old Mohan Veena exponent, who hails from Jaipur, said the "Ghoomar" song from the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film promotes the folk music of Rajasthan.

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Viswanathan Anand suffers shock defeat against Vladimir Kramnik

The loss proved costly as Anand slipped to joint sixth spot from his overnight joint second position. 

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Perera claimed four wickets with his medium-pace as Zimbabwe survived 44 overs after electing to bat first.  | Photo: AP
Thisara Perera helps Sri Lanka dismiss Zimbabwe for 198

Perera claimed four wickets with his medium-pace as Zimbabwe survived 44 overs after electing to bat first. 

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We didn't gain anything playing Sri Lanka: Harbhajan Singh

The off-spinner said that a few players could have gone early or Dharamsala could have been used for preparation.

Tennis

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Argentina's Diego Schwartzman during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne. | Photo: AP
Nadal fights off gutsy Schwartzman to reach quarters

In his 10th Australian Open quarter-final appearance, second only to Federer, he will face Croatia's sixth seed Cilic.

Cricket

England's Chris Woakes plays a sweep in front of Australia's Tim Paine during their one day international cricket match in Sydney, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. | AP
Buttler ton guides England to 302-6 against Australia in third ODI

Buttler also shared an unbroken partnership of 113 runs with Chris Woakes for the seventh wicket to rebuild the innings.

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Song by Thane EuroSchool children 'Ich Bin Ich' to be part of German album

The participants were required to create a song themed around global development – covering issues like racial discrimination, gender inequality and religious discrimination.

'Meow! Did Cat Eat Your Tongue?': Istanbul Film festival focuses on cats

Nine movies from France, Germany, Austria, Japan, Turkey and the US that narrate heart-warming stories about cats are being shown in the film festival. 

What's in a name? Chinese automaker nixes 'Trumpchi'

Chinese auto maker GAC is changing the name of models it plans to introduce in the US market next year, because "Trumpchi" sounds too much like its linked to President Trump.

Friday Fever Films to watch in 2018

Movies are made in the heavens of ingenuity and enjoyed in the halls of great excitement. From the germination of the idea and the first directorial shout of ‘lights, camera, action’, to the fascinati

Education Policy Needs an Indigenous Base

The committee appointed to prepare the draft of the proposed National Policy on Education has been granted an extension up to March-end.

If you are an avid watcher of Indian news soap opera, a keen follower of elitist columnists, politicians in the Opposition or a BJP leader starved of Modi’s favours, you may wonder if it is worth wait

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