Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday retained India captain Virat Kohli for a whopping sum of Rs17 crore, making him the most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League. RCB also decided to retain South African explosive batsman AB de Villiers and young Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan. The announcements were made at the IPL 2018 Player Retention event in Mumbai.Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings, who are making a comeback to the IPL after a two-year suspension, retained Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja.
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She may have returned to publishing fiction after a two-decade hiatus, but writer Arundhati Roy says she has no plans to sheath her polemical sword anytime soon in a world where the vulnerable are still being “smashed.”
Sitting in a cafe in the bowels of Old Delhi’s labyrinthine streets on a chilly winter’s afternoon, the 56-year-old still simmers with the kind of fiery political rhetoric that has made her one of her homeland’s harshest modern day critics. “I would find it very hard to live with myself in this country if I didn’t talk about what was going on,” she says.
Actor Gillian Anderson has confirmed that she would exit The X-Files after season 11. The actor, who plays agent Dana Scully in the show, made the announcement in an interview with TV Insider.
Vidarbha claimed their maiden Ranji Trophy after beating Delhi by nine wickets in the final of India’s premier domestic tournament on Monday. Chasing a target of 29, Vidarbha completed the task with loss of skipper Faiz Fazal’s wicket. Opting to field, Vidarbha bowled out Delhi for 295 in the first innings with Rajneesh Gurbani picking up six wickets.
Australia's largest city Sydney will welcome 2018 with a rainbow-themed fireworks spectacular hailing the introduction of same-sex marriage, amid strict security for the nation’s festivities that will launch celebrations worldwide.
More than 1.5 million spectators were packing the city’s foreshore to watch tonnes of pyrotechnics light up the night sky in the first major New Year’s bash.
Katrina Kaif is on cloud nine over the record-breaking run of her latest release Tiger Zinda Hai, calling it an “overwhelming and extremely satisfying” feeling. The 34-year-old actor, who reprised her role as super-spy Zoya opposite Salman Khan’s Tiger in the Ali Abbas Zafar-directed film, said she is glad the audiences loved the film. “It feels incredible.
Rani Mukerji has always had a strong connect with the audiences and the actor believes people find her relatable because she never brings her real- life persona on screen. In her new film Hichki, which is her first after the birth of her daughter Adira, Rani plays the role of a woman who does not let her speech disability come in the way of achieving her dream of becoming a teacher. “Whenever I play a character in a film, I try to remove Rani Mukerji and emotionally connect with the part.
Keeping the guessing game on over his much awaited political plunge, superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday said he will announce his stand on entering politics on December 31. This is for the first time that the charismatic 67-year- old actor, who enjoys cult status in the Tamil film industry, has fixed a date to spell out his plans on entering the political arena. “I am not saying that I will come to politics... I will announce my stand on entering politics on December 31,” Rajinikanth said.
Feminism may have emerged as Merriam-Webster’s word of the year with women becoming more vocal about issues such as sexual harassment, but Priyanka Chopra believes most people still don’t understand what feminism actually is.
There is more talk and less action in the area of gender equality, believes the 35-year-old star, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The overuse of the words “feminism and empowerment” has belittled their essence, she said.
Shilpa Shetty has apologised for allegedly using a casteist term in a recent interview, saying her words had been misconstrued and it was not her intention to hurt anyone's feelings.The Mumbai Police yesterday said they were looking into a complaint, seeking the filing of an offence against Shetty and Salman Khan for allegedly using a casteist phrase. The 42-year-old actor issued an apology on Twitter.