Monday, February 20, 2017

UFC Halifax video recap: Johny Hendricks gets back on track with win over Hector Lombard

It took a move in weight for former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks to get back on track following a three-fight skid. But he managed to do it.

“Bigg Rigg” made his middleweight debut against Hector Lombard, a fellow ex-welterweight, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 105, which took place live from Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Sunday evening.

Hendricks vs. Lombard was overall a very close contest; Lombard appeared to have a slight power advantage and landed some heavy shots throughout the bout, but Hendricks was more consistent. Lombard, to no one’s surprise, slowed down as time went on. That said, his cardio held up fairly well, better than other times, but not just as well as Hendricks’. The ex-titleholder also was light on his feet and used lots of movement, which gave him an advantage. He was able to avoid much of Lombard’s offense because of this. His knees were especially crisp, and he looked closer to the Hendricks who won the 170-pound title in 2014 — he’s still pretty far away from full form, but he’s definitely made a step forward even since his last fight (most likely because he’s not cutting an extra 15 pounds!).

What was the highlight of the fight?
Hendricks vs. Lombard was completely contested on the feet, and there wasn’t a knockout, so the highlight of the fight has to go to the most significant strike(s). And that would be Lombard’s round-one low blow ... just kidding. In all seriousness, Hendricks’ knees in the second round were pretty devastating. He actually scored quite a bit of solid clinch work, including some dirty boxing, so that was interesting to see. I’ll say Hendricks’ knees were the highlight of the fight, though I wouldn’t argue if someone had a different choice.

Where do these two go from here?
Hendricks has recently talked about retirement, most notably before his fight with Neil Magny, which he would lose by decision in December. But it doesn’t look like that’s the plan anymore, now that he’s back into the winning column in a different weight class, one he seems to be a lot happier in. I don’t think Hendricks can hang with the best fighters 185 pounds has to offer, but he’ll just go up from here. I wouldn’t mind seeing him against a top 10 opponent next.

Lombard has now lost three straight and is probably headed back to Bellator MMA. If this was the last fight on his contract it’s probably a given, and if it wasn’t, he’ll still probably find a pink slip headed his way in the near future. I guess I won’t be shocked if the UFC keeps him around for one more fight, considering he’s fought top competition — the aforementioned Magny, Dan Henderson and Hendricks — but if I had to put money on it, I’d say we’ll see him in a different organization next time out.

Watch now, later, or never?
Hendricks vs. Lombard was slow at the beginning, but its pace picked up as time went on. I’d check this fight out sooner than later.

Indian Premier League 2017: Afghanistan players Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan create history

Mohammad Nabi became the first Afghanistan player to be bought in an Indian Premier League auction. He was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 30 lakh. Nabi's countryman Rashid Khan fetched Rs 4 crore from SRH.

Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi will become the first Afghan cricketer to feature in the Indian Premier League after he was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for his base price of Rs 30 lakh.
Five out of the 352 players listed for the auction in Bangalore were from Afghanistan, who have made a rapid progress in international cricket.

Their players had won hearts in the 2015 World Cup and in the qualifying matches of the World T20 held in India last year.

Nabi's family had moved to Pakistan's Peshawar from Afghanistan during the peak of the Soviet War. It is there that a 10-year-old Nabi took up cricket and honed his skills to become one of Afghanistan's most reverred cricketers over the years.

Having made his ODI debut in 2009, Nabi quickly made a name for himself. He has so far played 72 one-day internationals and 52 T20Is.

In T20 Internationals, Nabi is a name to be reckoned with. His accurate off-spinners have so far fetched him 56 wickets and he boasts of a decent economy rate of 6.96.
And do not forget, Nabi ranks fourth in the ICC's all-rounders list for T20 Internationals.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad also gunned for Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan and shelled out Rs 4 crore for him.

The 18-year-old has played 21 T20 Internationals already and has snared 31 wickets. The leggie has an impressive economy rate of 6.14 which shows that he is extremely difficult to get away. David Warner, his skipper at SRH, should be thrilled with these two latest acquisitions.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Kim Kardashian goes back to platinum blonde hair

Kim Kardashian has gone through another hair transformation.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has chopped off her locks and returned to platinum blonde hair.

After sporting long straight black hair at her husband Kanye West's Yeezy show in New York, Kim has decided to mix it up once again.

Sharing photos and videos on her Snapchat, Kim revealed much shorter, blonder hair.

But is it all because of Paris Hilton?

The reality star shared a black and white photo on her Twitter of her new look - saying she was inspired by her old friend.

"Today's vibes channeling Paris! Happy Birthday @ParisHilton Can't wait to celebrate with you soon," she wrote.

Doctor called 'vagina whisperer' holds 'designer vagina conclave' in NY

Amir Marashi has performed 400 vaginoplasties on women with clients including basketball wives.

New York: Women across the world are becoming increasingly aware of their sexuality and are paying more attention to their body as they put their sexual pleasure first. More women going for hymen reconstruction, vaginal tightening and labiaplasty in India as well, signalling a change in the mindset.

In another part of the world, a doctor who is now popularly known as the ‘vagina whisperer’ is holding a ‘designer vagina showcase’ for women who might be looking for ways to enhance their vagina for a better sexual experience. Amir Marashi from New York has performed 400 vaginoplasties on women, with clients including singers and basketball wives.

He has been doing this for a while and says that he makes lives of women more comfortable by giving them confidence which can lead to the best sex they ever had and more orgasms than they dreamed of. The showcase is being held in New York and coincides with the NY Fashion Week.

While the surgeries are meant to increase confidence in women and make them feel sexier, there are also other reasons like some women wanting their labia shortened for making bicycle riding hassle free.

Zoe Saldana welcomes third child, names him Zen!

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' star Zoe Saldana is now a mom of three! The 38-year-old took to social media to reveal she and husband Marco Perego, 37, have welcomed their third child, a boy named Zen.
"Marco and I are elated to share the news of the birth of our son Zen," Saldana wrote on Instagram. "We couldn't feel more blessed with the new addition to our family. #threeboys. oh boy!"

The couple is already parents to two-year-old twin boys Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio.

Accompanying the message was a photo of Saldana's twins sitting with their newborn brother on a play mat.

Janatha Garage: Kajal\'s Good Luck, Samantha’s Bad Luck

Young Tiger Jr. NTR’s starrer much awaited flick ‘Janatha Garage’ is all set to release on 1st September.  The movie has completed the censor formalities and the run time of the movie has been locked 2 hours and 40 minutes. It is heard that the makers are planning to trim the run time.  It is directed by Koratala Siva. Two actress Nithya Menen and Samantha are playing the female lead role whereas Kajal Aggarwal is shaking legs on item number.

Nithya Menen is considered as lucky actress by number of film makers and it is the first time when she is sharing the screen pace with Jr.NTR whereas gorgeous actress Samantha has  acted with Tarak for 'Brindavanam', 'Ramayya Vastavayya' and 'Rabhasa'. It is the fourth time when she teamed up with Tarak. Except Brindavanam, remaining both were bombed at the box office. Now NTR’s fans are worried about it.
On the other side, Kajal Aggrawal who has delivered two commercially flop movies, Power Star Pawan Kalyan starrer ‘Sardaar Gabbar Singh’ and Superstar Mahesh Babu starrer ‘Brahmotsavam’, is considered as lucky for this upcoming drama. Earlier she has delivered superhit movies like 'Brindavanam', 'Baadshah ' and  'Temper' with Jr.NTR.  Now movie lovers are confident  that Kajal will bring the success for Janatha Garage.

Saif Ali Khan's daughter ousts Disha Patani from Student of The Year 2

 Actress Disha Patani has once again lost out on a role opposite rumoured beau Tiger Shroff in Karan Johar's Student of The Year 2 (SOTY 2). And guess who has bagged the role? It's another star kid, Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's daughter - Sara Ali Khan.

So, it is now confirmed that Sara is all set to make her Bollywood debut through Dharma Productions and will be playing the role of Tiger Shroff's love interest.

"I think she is going to debut with Karan. I am very happy she is working with Karan Johar because I think he is brilliant with newcomers and he will launch her correctly. He is a very intelligent and a passionate filmmaker and he understands films. I am very pleased that she is with him," said Saif to Pinkvilla on daughter's debut.

sara ali khan Saif Ali Khan is very pleased that Sara will be launched by Karan Johar. (PC-Instagram/ Sandeep Khosla)

A source told DNA, “Disha was finalised as Tiger was keen to have her in the film. It would mean that this off-screeen pair would finally woo each other on-screen and that’s also interesting for the audience. Producer Karan Johar and director Punit agreed to Disha, as she has a pleasing personality and is confident on screen, as seen in her last release MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Kung Fu Yoga with Jackie Chan. But for reasons best known to the makers, Disha has made way for Sara."

disha patani Before this, Disha was ousted from 'Baaghi' and Shraddha Kapoor was roped in opposite Tiger Shroff. (PC-Instagram/ Disha Patani)

This is not the first time that MS Dhoni: The Untold Story actress lost the opportunity to romance her 'lover' on-screen. Even before this, Disha was ousted from 'Baaghi' and Shraddha Kapoor was roped in.

It is interesting to note that Sara's mother Amrita Singh and Tiger's father Jackie Shroff have worked together in four films and now their kids will be seen opposite each other. First instalment of 'Student of The Year' released in 2012 had Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan.

Kangana Ranaut & Shahid Kapoor’s Cold War Hits The Roof As She Compares Him To Hrithik Roshan

Vishal Bhardwaj’s new film ‘Rangoon’ stars Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in a love triangle against the backdrop of World War II and all everybody is talking about is Shahid and Kangana’s intense love making scenes.

But if reports are to be believed, Shahid and Kangana’s equation off screen is quite the opposite. The two seem to have locked horns with each other and their recent interviews are proof. It all started when Kangana was asked what it was like to kiss Shahid in the film. Never to mince her words, Kangana called her experience of sharing a cottage with Shahid on the sets of ‘Rangoon’ a nightmare. "Shahid's moustache was horrible and it (kissing) would be disgusting. Then he would keep telling me that he has a runny nose which helps it to stick," she recently said.

Kangana Ranaut & Shahid Kapoors Cold War Hits The Roof As She Compares Him To Hrithik Roshan
DNA reported that Shahid Kapoor was rather surprised to hear the statement. He obviously didn’t hold back either. “I have to tell you that Kangana makes up things in her head. She has a vivid imagination. I don't remember telling her all this at all.” He told DNA.

Things only escalated from thereon. Kangana Ranaut hit back at him in an interview with Pinkvilla where she said “that line he (Shahid) must have borrowed from Hrithik. He would have thought that dude I will borrow these claims from Hrithik”. She compared him to her alleged ex Hrithik Roshan. Looks like this cold war is only going to get worse.

Uttar Pradesh Election 2017: Awadh region witnessed 45 of the 109 narrow-margin victories in 2012 polls

The battle for Uttar Pradesh has begun. Two phases of the seven-phase election are over and the polls to elect the 403-member state Assembly is reaching fever pitch. The biggest state in India is witnessing a three-cornered fight this election between the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, Bharatiya Janata Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party. Multi-cornered contests have been the trend at least since 2002, when elections that year had thrown up a hung Assembly, while in the 2007 and 2012 polls, the BSP and the SP won clear mandates to form the government. With such contests emerge the possibility of many seats being won by a whisker.

In the 2012 Assembly elections, 109 seats were won by either less than three percent of the total votes polled or by a margin of less than 6,000 votes. This translates to more than 25 percent of the total seats of in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly. Of the 109 narrow margin victories witnessed last election, 50 of them were registered by the SP, which ultimately emerged victorious in 226 seats. BSP, its arch-rival was victorious in 28 such seats.

Interestingly, 24 of the 109 seats were won by less than a thousand votes. The narrowest of victory was recorded in the Baheri constituency, where Ataurrehman of the SP defeated his nearest rival Chhtrapal Singh of the BJP by just 18 votes.

In caste-dominated Uttar Pradesh politics, close contests were recorded in 12 of the 85 constituencies reserved for Scheduled Castes candidates.

Of the 12 reserved constituencies, Ghatampur recorded the lowest margin of victory, as Inderjeet Kori of the SP barely managed to win a nail-biting contest by a margin of 700 votes.

42 of the 150 seats in western Uttar Pradesh were won by narrow margin

In 2012 elections, 22 of the 73 western Uttar Pradesh seats were won by a margin of less than three percent of the votes polled. Known to be communally sensitive, especially after the riots of Muzaffarnagar, the Dadri lynching case and alleged exodus in Kairana, western Uttar Pradesh is in the centrestage of this year's elections. In fact, the key accused in the 2013 riots, Suresh Rana, managed to win the Thana Bhawan seat by a margin of a paltry 265 votes. Western Uttar Pradesh went to polls in the first phase of Assembly election on 11 February 2017.

In 2012, however, it was another BJP leader Bimla Singh Solanki, who recorded the lowest margin of victory in the western part of the state. In a close contest with BSP’s Saleem Akhtar Khan, Solanki pulled off a victory in the Sikandrabad constituency by a margin of just 123 votes.

In the second phase of election on 15 February, 67 seats in the Muslim-dominated Rohilkhand region, a part of western Uttar Pradesh, went to polls. Twenty of those seats were won by less than three percent of the total votes polled in the last election. Behat constituency had witnessed a close contest last time, as Mahaveer Singh Rana of the BSP narrowly defeated Naresh of the Indian National Congress by 518 votes. Behat went to polls on 15 February.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Vodafone awards Rs 2,040-crore 4G contract to Ericsson

Vodafone India has awarded a 4G deployment contract worth $300 million (about Rs 2,040 crore) to Swedish gear maker Ericsson for UP West, Rajasthan, Odisha, North East and Assam telecom zones, people familiar with the matter said.

“The deployment of 4G LTE network is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2017. Ericsson, under this contract, is deploying its full radio system portfolio that offers 50% improved energy efficiency,” said one of the persons, who did not wish to be identified. Queries emailed by ET to Ericsson and Vodafone India did not elicit any response till late evening on Tuesday.

Vodafone India, the domestic arm of the British telecom firm, which is expediting its network expansion and ramping up capacities to counter bigger rival Bharti Airtel and the 4G entrant Reliance Jio, is currently in talks with Aditya Birla Groupowned Idea Cellular for a potential equal merger. Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have common network equipment and managed services vendors.

he proposed merger could lead to realignments of existing contracts with their respective partners, industry analysts said. Both the telcos may have to renegotiate some vendor contracts to optimise network and bring in operational efficiency on a circle-to-circle basis, they said. The two companies had bought spectrum in the 2016 auctions.

Vodafone India has given network rollout contracts for all its 4G circles, including a 4G LTE deployment and expansion deal worth ¤450-500 million (about Rs 3,650 crore) to Nokia covering 10 circles and a similar contract to Huawei in Karnataka, Kerala and Delhi circles. Vodafone also awarded a multi-year managed services contract, worth ¤200 million (about Rs 1,420 crore) to Nokia, covering several telecom circles.

Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli relationship

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma just made their relationship ‘Insta-Official’. While the world may have a clue or two about the lovebirds’ hush-hush relationship, this might just be the very first time that Virat has taken to his social networking handle to profess his love and admiration for his lady love. Sharing a cute and casual picture of himself posing with Anushka on a lush green lawn, the cricketer wrote, “Everyday is a valentine day if you want it to be. You make every day seem like one for me.

The cricketer recently played the guessing game with fans when he sent out a cryptic tweet which hinted at something ‘forever’. In his tweet, he wrote, “When you’ve got something to tell the world. But you can’t yet.

irat Kohli and Anushka Sharma may be just back from their New Year vacation in Uttarakhand, but the duo is making news again. In latest development, the two were spotted outside the upscale residential building, Omkar 1973 in Worli, Mumbai, where Virat owns a sprawling 5-BHK house. He bought the sky bungalow in 2015.

Virat rubbished the rumours of their engagement after their holiday pics went viral in the last week of December, but their joint visit at the under-construction site hints at their future plans. The cricketer is expected to get possession of the property only after 2018.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were holidaying with her family in Uttarakhand amid the countdown to the New Year. The year has been very busy and fruitful for both Virat and Anushka and this definitely calls for a quiet holiday together. In this latest picture that surfaced on the web, the couple was spotted posing with a saint in their winter gear. The two were seen arriving at the Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun and are currently soaking in the winter sun at a luxury destination spa in Narendra Nagar in Tehri. Anushka also shared a beautiful video in which she was seen feeding a peacock.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

PM hits back at Akhilesh's jibe, rakes up issue of rapes

Hitting back at Akhilesh Yadav for his 'kaam ki baat' jibe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said incidents of rape and abduction have gone up in Uttar Pradesh and asked whether the Chief Minister would describe it as his "work" or "misdeeds".

Addressing an election rally in the sugarcane bowl of UP, he found faults in the functioning of the Akhilesh-led Samajwadi Party government and raised the issue of non-payment of cane dues to farmers.

He said if BJP comes to power in the state, waiving off of loans to small farmers would be its first task and all cane dues of farmers would be cleared within 14 days.

Urging voters of the state to give BJP a chance, Modi said if his party is voted to power, all anti-social elements would be put behind bars within six months.

"Incidents of rape and murder (in UP) are on the rise and gangs are operating from inside the prisons... Cases of abduction and riots have increased," the Prime Minister said.
He further questioned, "Akhilesh ji, is this your 'kaam (work) or karname (bad deeds)' which is speaking?"

His comment on the law and order situation came as a 22-year-old woman, who had accused an MLA of the SP of rape in 2013, was found allegedly murdered+ .

Modi's attack on Akhilesh came a day after the Chief Minister took a swipe at him in the context of his 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme, saying "I want to ask him (PM) as to when will he do 'kaam ki baat' (talk something worthwhile)."

India team selection for Australia Test series: Unchanged India squad announced

The BCCI retained the same India cricket team squad that had featured in the Bangladesh Test in Hyderabad. Rohit Sharma and Amit Mishra were not considered for selection. Relive all highlights of the selection meeting here.

13:47 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma will get a chance to prove his fitness for the Tests in Ranchi and Dharamsala as he plays the Vijay Hazare Trophy for Mumbai. Mohammed Shami and Amit Mishra will also get a chance to showcase their fitness.

13:24 hrs IST: No major surprises in the Indian squad. Karun Nair and Jayant Yadav along with Kuldeep Yadav and Abhinav Mukund retained. No Rohit Sharma or Amit Mishra.

13:13 hrs IST: Steven Smith and the Australian cricket team had their first media interaction and he said that they had no specific gameplan to stop Virat Kohli.

12:52 hrs IST: In the 2013 series, Ashwin picked up 29 wickets while Ravindra Jadeja picked up 24 wickets. With Ashwin and Jadeja in prime form this time around, the task does not get any easier for Australia.

12:40 hrs IST: India are going to play three out of the four Tests against Australia in new venues. Pune, Dharamsala and Ranchi have hosted ODIs and T20Is but never Tests. In the England series, Rajkot was the new Test venue while for New Zealand, Indore was a new Test venue.

12:33 hrs IST: What will be the composition of the Indian attack for the Australia series? Will they pack their line-up with spinners or maintain the three pacers two spinners composition which they did in the Bangladesh Test?

12:14 hrs IST: With a settled middle order and with a settled bowling combination, the onus is on the top. While Murali Vijay has been consistent, KL Rahul has experienced peaks and troughs.

12:05 hrs IST: According to early reports, the team selected might not have any major changes. Perhaps, Mohammed Shami will come back but he has not had many opportunities to prove his fitness.

12:01 hrs IST: Will Rohit Sharma get a surprise call to the Test team? Considering he has not played much cricket since injury, he might get a nod for the last two Tests should he perform well in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

11:52 hrs IST: The selectors are meeting at noon to decide the squad for the upcoming four-Test series against Australia. The first Test will begin in Pune on February 23.

The selection committee, headed by MSK Prasad, will meet in the BCCI office at noon and chances are that it will announce the retention of the entire Hyderabad squad. At least for the first two Tests against Australia – in Pune from February 23 and in Bangalore from March 4. However, there is one case for the committee which should make their travelling to Mumbai worthwhile. They will need to apply their minds over the right time to recall Rohit Sharma into the squad.

Rohit’s plan is to play the domestic one-day matches, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, from February 25 in Chennai to prove his fitness.Mumbai play three back-to-back matches on Feb 25, 26 and 27, against Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, which will be as good as playing a three-day first-class game. If everything goes well and the selectors are convinced, then Rohit will be available for the second Test.

Virat Kohli’s Indian team has a settled composition and have dominated the home season. Kohli has not lost a single Test in 2016 and has not tasted defeat at home yet. India have not tasted defeat in a home Test for 20 matches while Kohli has not suffered a loss for 19 Tests since the loss in Galle to Sri Lanka in 2015.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Virat Kohli Says Captaincy Has Made Him A Better Batsman

Virat Kohli scored fourth double ton in Test cricket on Friday, with all four of them coming after he became Test captain
Team India skipper Virat Kohli has credited his prolific run of form with the bat to his captaincy, saying that the added responsibility has left no room for complacency in his batting. Kohli on Friday completed a double century on the second day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad, scoring 204 to help India reach a commanding total of 687/6. This was the captain's fourth double ton in Test cricket, with all four of them coming after he was given charge of the team in the longer format of the game.
"I don't know, I think it is because of captaincy that you tend to go on more than what you usually would as a normal batsman. I think the room for complacency is no more present when you become captain. So, that has something to do with me playing long innings," the 28-year-old right-handed batsman said.
"I have always wanted to play long innings and my first seven or eight hundreds were not even 120 plus scores. After that I made a conscious effort to bat long and control my excitement or not be complacent at any stage," he was quoted as saying by '', when asked about his hunger for big scores.
With his 204-run knock, Kohli became the first batsman in the history of Test cricket to claim four double hundreds in as many series. In the process, he surpassed the legendary Sir Don Bradman and Rahul Dravid, both of whom had three double hundreds in successive series.
Kohli's four double hundreds have come against West Indies (200), New Zealand (211), England (235) and now Bangladesh.
The Indian captain said that he's is no longer satisfied with Test hundreds and his fitness level allows him to play for longer innings and eye bigger scores.
'Worked on fitness over the years'
"I worked on my fitness level over the years and I feel I can go for longer periods now. I don't get tired as much as I used to before. Definitely, I don't get satisfied when I get a Test hundred which used to be before, because I used to give too much importance to Test cricket separately. Now I have started to treat it as any game of cricket and I have to keep going on till the time the team needs to," said the Delhi batsman.
Asked how he has been able to maintain consistency across the three formats, he said, "It is not easy to do especially with the amount of cricket we play nowadays. It is more of a mental thing. I don't necessarily focus too much on practice because sometimes you might not get to practice so much.

Friday, February 10, 2017

India Vs Bangladesh, Hyderabad Test, Day 2: Virat Kohli declares innings at 687/6

Skipper Virat Kohli slammed another brilliant double hundred to surpass Sir Don Bradman's record by achieving record fourth 200 in 4 successive series.

 Hyderabad, Feb 10: Another brilliant double hundred from skipper Virat Kohli and a shining century from Wriddhiman Saha enabled hosts India declared their first innings at 687/6 against Bangladesh on second day of the one-off Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday (Feb 10).

 Earlier, resuming the day at a personal score of 111, Kohli completed his career's fourth double hundred immediately after lunch to become first Indian skipper to hit four double tons.

 Unbeaten on 191 till the lunch session, Kohli quickly completed his fourth double ton as he surpassed the record set by Australian legend Don Bradman (1930-32) and compatriot Rahul Dravid (2003-4). Prior to this one-off Test, Kohli's double tons were 200 against the West Indies away in July, 211 vs New Zealand at home in October and 235 against England in December. He fell after being dismissed with a leg before decision by left-arm spinner Taijul Islam. His innings was studded with 24 fours out of the 246 deliveries he faced. The wicket, however, didn't come as a relief for the visitors as Saha and Ravichandran Ashwin punished them with a quickfire stand of 74 runs in 15.2 overs. With the team pushing for a huge score before the declaration, Ashwin made most of the occasion by scoring 34 runs in 45 deliveries. Read more at:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Baahubali: The Conclusion director SS Rajamouli teams up with Farmville creator for Baahubali mobile game

The ace filmmaker, S.S. Rajamouli and game creator Mark Skaggs, the brain behind popular games such as Farmville and Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth are collaborating to create game based on the block-buster movie ‘Baahubali’. The news came after the official Facebook page of the movie ‘Baahubali’ posted, “Mark Skaggs (from Moonfrog Labs), creator of Farmville and Lord of the Rings games (among others) discussing the creation of ‘Baahubali’ mobile game with S.S. Rajamouli. Exciting stuff coming your way. Stay tuned!”
The 2015 super hit movie “Baahubali”, as a franchisee has gone beyond cinema. Prior to the game announcement, the movie has been adapted into a novel, comics and also an animated series. The movie is being adapted into a novel trilogy with first part already launched officially. The Rise of Sivagami : Book 1 of Baahubali – Before the Beginning, authored by Anand Neelakantan is currently available on Amazon, both in Kindle and paperback edition. The ‘Book 1 of Baahubali’ narrates the rise of ‘Sivagami’ and story of ‘Mahishmati’, which basically forms the prequel of Baahubali: The Beginning. Director Rajamouli is currently engaged with the post-production of the second installment to the series, “Baahubali: The Conclusion”. After two years from “Baahubali: The Beginning”, the second one in the franchisee is slated for release on April 28. Baahubali, a period drama has actor Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, actress Tamannaah Bhatia, Anushka Shetty and Ramya Krishnan in pivotal roles. The second part will simultaneously release in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.

Kareena Kapoor Khan- Saif Ali Khan’s this gift to Taimur Ali Khan will put Karan Johar’s Koffee hamper to shame

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan are not leaving any stone unturned to make sure that their newborn child Taimur Ali Khan feels like a prince! After setting up his nursery royal style, the couple has already started pampering the tiny tot. Well, you don’t believe us? Then look at this picture. The couple ordered a custom made hamper from an online portal which specializes in luxury baby products. The hamper contains everything that a toddler would love. A month old Taimur got a custom made clothes and other goodies and we can’t help but feel JEALOUS! Check out the pic and you would wish to be born as a Pataudi kid, in your next birth! Oh No, we are not kidding.
Kareena Kapoor Khan went back to work in just 46 days after her pregnancy and spoke a lot about her bundle of joy and how her life revolves around him! She is a perfect hands-on momma! We really love how she has been balancing work and parenthood from Day 1. Now, after walking for Anita Dongre at Lakme Fashion Week, she will resume work with Rhea Kapoor’s Veere Di Wedding with Sonam Kapoor. We will see her in an all gal movie and she is all set to impress us with her acting chops. At LFW, she made some adorable revelations about Taimur which made us go aww! She said, “Motherhood is going to be the best phase of my life. I am super excited. It has just been 46 days so, I don’t know about the change but yeah now your heart doesn’t beat inside you, it is outside in someone else’s body. When you look at your baby, you realise that.” She also described how Saif is all up and about being a daddy for the third time.

LIVE Cricket Score India Vs Bangladesh, Test Match Day 1 Virat Kohli slams solid fifty

India Vs Bangladesh Test Match Day 1 LIVE Cricket Score updates: Catch the live score and all the happenings in the match here. No stopping the run-machine as Virat Kohli notches up his 15th Test fifty off 70 balls. Fluent so far from the Indian skipper Murali Vijay falls for 108, bowled by Taijul Islam, while Virat Kohli brings up 1000 Test runs in this home season. Murali Vijay warms up to the Australia series by scoring his 9th Test hundred off 149 balls. Murali Vijay moves to 99 with a single to deep midwicket. IND 217/2 Hello and welcome to our live blog for the historic one-off Test match to be played between India and Bangladesh. The match will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday and the match is scheduled to start at 9:30 am IST. The one-off Test starts following India’s 4-0 win against the visiting England in the five-match Test series and then following it up by clinching the ODI and T20I series as well against the same side. India led by Virat Kohli is positive about their chances in this Test match and not taking Bangladesh lightly. However, cautioning his No.1-ranked team against any complacency while playing in Tests against Bangladesh, Kohli said the Tigers have the required skills to be successful in the five-day format as well. On the other hand, Bangladesh have played just four matches against India in India so far since 1991 – three One-Day Internationals (one in 1991 and two in 1998) and an ICC World Twenty20 game in 2016. Their famous and biggest victory in Test came when they defeated England at their den. However, Bangladesh last played a two-match test series in New Zealand, in which they were whitewashed by the Black caps. All the eyes will be on spinners as, if Indian spinners can wreak havoc in the sub continent, Bangladesh also have their armour in place. For example, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, as last year, he took 22 wickets to be named Man of the Series that Bangladesh played against England, with his best of 12 wickets coming in the second Test in Dhaka which Bangladesh won by 108 runs to level the series. If India have R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja at their disposal, Bangladesh have the trio of Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam. Senior most Shakib Al Hasan has 165 Test wickets under his belt in 46 wickets while Islam also has taken 43 wickets in only 11 Tests. Talking about head to head then, till now, the Men in blue have played total eight Test matches against Bangladesh and won six of them, while remaining two were drawn. This also shows that they are unbeatable against Bangladesh. So, this one-off Test between India and Bangladesh will be an interesting one as the visitors will fight for a victory or at least avoid defeat. READMORE............