Madhu Valli, an emerging hip hop artist and a student of criminal law at George Mason University in Virginia, has been crowned as Miss India Worldwide 2017. Stephanie Madavane from France was declared runner-up at the 26th edition of the beauty pageant held in New Jersey on Sunday. Sangeeta Bahadur from Guyana took the third spot at the pageant that had contestants from 18 countries. “I want to be the next biggest bridge between Bollywood and Hollywood,” Valli, 20, told PTI, a day after winning the pageant. Her latest album was released a day earlier.
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Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal were retained by their respective franchises at the players auction of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Monday. Each retained player gets a 25 per cent hike in his/her salary from last year, while players who are bought by using the Right-To-Match card only get a 10 per cent increase from the last year’s selling price. Defending champions Chennai Smashers retained Olympic silver medallist Sindhu for Rs 48.75 lakh.
The traditional Indian beds, or the charpai, has now found a place of passion in the heart of an Australian man — so much that he decided to make a profession out of selling it. For nothing less than Rs 50,000! Daniel Bloore, who visited India back in 2010 in search of a music teacher, was smitten by the charpai, a handwoven natural fibre bed that is prevalent in the rural parts of the country.
Legendary Cuban Communist revolutionary Che Guevara’s daughter fears that the “madness” of US President Donald Trump could “destroy” humanity. Dr Aleida Guevara March, Guevara’s eldest daughter who often acts as the family’s spokesperson, also accused the US of using war to crush the strength of peoples. “The man has so much power to destroy humanity, and we are part of that humanity. That is the problem. That he has the power, and no conscience,” Guevara told The Week in an interview in Havana, the capital of Cuba.
Gearing up for his next big release Padmavati, Ranveer Singh says director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has expanded his universe and “extracted” from him some of his most special performances. Singh plays Sultan Alauddin Khilji in the upcoming magnum opus, his third project with Bhansali after blockbusters Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani.
Veteran rocker Tom Petty has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 66. Petty’s longtime manager confirmed the singer’s death and said that the the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took his last breath at his home in Malibu, reported People magazine.
The actor who is renowned for his negative roles in multi-lingual films, Prakash Raj, called prime minister Modi an actor on Sunday. Making a remark on PM Modi on his silence over his followers celebrating the cold-blooded killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh, Prakash said, this silence is similar to “an actor trying to please his followers,” reported Deccan Chronicle.
Actor Nicole Kidman, who played the role of a domestic abuse victim in hit TV show Big Little Lies, has penned a touching letter calling for women to support and celebrate each other. The 50-year-old actor, who has been a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Development Fund for Women for the past decade, recently won an Emmy for her performance as an abused wife in the drama.
1. Srikanth Kidambi
The highlight moments from this year for Srikanth was of course his run at the Super Series tournaments. He returned to court after his recovery period at the Singapore he went onto to set up a clash against compatriot Sai Praneeth. Srikanth later bettered his performance with two SS titles back-to-back in Indonesia and Australia.
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Priyanka Chopra has made it to Forbes’ annual top-10 highest-paid TV actresses list that has Sofia Vergara on the number one spot. Chopra, already an established star in Bollywood, made her acting debut in the West with TV show Quantico. She cemented her position as one of the rising stars in Hollywood by playing the antagonist in the movie reboot of Baywatch. With her earning of $10 million, she is on the eighth position on the list, nudging House of Cards star Robin Wright ($9 million) to the ninth spot.