LeEco expands e-commerce partnerships to include Amazon, Snapdeal

New Delhi [India], Sep 28 : Global internet and technology giant LeEco has announced the expansion of its e-commerce partnerships to include Amazon India and Snapdeal as part of its multi-platform strategy for its flagship Le Max2.

To boost the festive sentiment of consumers LeEco has now introduced a new experiential price offer of Rs. 17,999 on its flagship SuperPhone Le Max2.

At this price, Le Max2 with 5.7-inch display, 21MP rear camera, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB ROM and superior performance is set to be the most sought-after flagship phone.

With 100m followers, SelGo turns most loved celeb on Instagram

New Delhi [India], Sept. 28 : American actress-cum singer Selena Gomez recently jotted her name in history by becoming the first celebrity to officially cross 100 million followers on Instagram.

Following the record breaking achievement, 24-year-old star reportedly thanked her fans, who took out a campaign '#SelenaBreakTheInternet' to put her over the top.

This is not it, the 'Same old love' hit-maker also holds a record of having the most liked picture to her name with 5.6 million likes.

Interestingly, the much acclaimed diva has not posted any new update ever since her last Revival Tour canceled, almost a month ago. The snap garnered 2.9 million likes.

Sensex starts with gains amid Asia overhang

Mumbai, Sep 28 - Market got off to a positive start despite weak Asian cues as the benchmark Sensex rebounded over 68 points today on value-buying in select blue-chip stocks.

Short-covering of positions -- speculators buying stocks that have been sold short to steer clear of losses -- in view of tomorrow's September monthly derivatives contract expiry added to the upward move.

The BSE 30-share barometer advanced 68.17 points, or 0.24 per cent, to 28,291.87. The gauge had lost almost 550 points in the previous three sessions.

Sectoral indices led by capital goods, healthcare and auto stocks were in the green, adding up to 0.55 per cent.

The NSE Nifty recovered 21.60 points, or 0.24 per cent, to 8,728.

Former Australia bowler Max Walker dies aged 68 after battle with cancer

Melbourne [Australia], Sept 28 : Former Australia seamer Max Walker has passed away at the age of 68 following a battle with cancer.

Walker, who represented Australia in 34 Tests, was a key member of the successful squads led by Ian and Greg Chappell. He was also a key figure in the introduction of World Series Cricket in the late 1970s, ESPNcricinfo reported.

His unique bowling action earned him the sobriquet 'Tangles', while he forged a strong career in the media following his playing days.

Paying tribute to Walker, James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chief executive said, "Max was an outstanding cricketer who played an important role in the emergence of successful Australian cricket teams in the 1970s."

Now, Afghanistan pulls out of SAARC Summit in Islamabad

New Delhi [India], Sept. 28 : After India said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be going to Islamabad to attend the 19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, scheduled to take place in November, Afghanistan has also pulled out of the meet.

Sources said Afghanistan has communicated its inability to attend to current SAARC chair Nepal, saying, "Due to increased level of violence and fighting as a result of imposed terrorism on Afghanistan, H.E. the President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani with his responsibilities as the Commander in Chief will be fully engaged, and will not be able to attend the Summit."

Earlier, Bangladesh and Bhutan had also expressed their inability to participate in the meet.

Schurrle helps Dortmund rescue 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in CL clash

London [England], Sept 28 : Andre Schurrle came off the bench to score a late equaliser as Borussia Dortmund snatched a 2-2 draw against defending champions Real Madrid in a pulsating Champions League Group F match at the Signal Iduna Park, Germany.

The Germany international scored the crucial goal in the 87th minute after defender Raphael Varane restored Real's advantage in the 68th, the Guardian reported.

The engaging first half saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cancel out Cristiano Ronaldo's 17th-minute opener two minutes before half time.

Dortmund and Real each have four points from two matches, with the Germans ahead on goal difference in Group F. (ANI)

'Force 2' poster out: John is back in action with his toughness, intensity

New Delhi [India], Sept. 28 : 'He's tough, he is intense and he is back'- we are talking about none other than the very handsome John Abraham's upcoming flick 'Force 2.'

All set to win over hearts yet again, the 43-year-old actor recently released the first poster of the Abhinay Deo directed action thriller.

John took to social media handle to share the poster and wrote alongside, "He's Tough. He's Intense & he's back in action with Twice the Force! Presenting ACP Yashwardhan for @Force2thefilm."

The poster shows the 'Dishoom' star in a very rugged look with infuriated eyes. Written on the poster are 'The R.A.W Truth' and 'A dead soldier is a martyr.a dead spy is a traitor,' which hints to something very exciting and electrifying coming up.

Film industry is open for world's talent: Saif

Mumbai, (Maharashtra), [India], Sept 28 : Retorting to the ultimatum issued by Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) that it would push out Pakistani actors if they do not leave on their own, Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan on Wednesday downplayed the challenge thrown by the former and said that film industry is open for world's talent.

Khan said that it for the government to decide who should be allowed to work or not.

"The film industry is open for the world's talent, especially across borders. The government has to decide these things. We are artists, so we will talk about love and peace but the government should make laws and decide who is allowed to work and who isn't," said Khan.

Ranveer, Kangana, Big-B, Saif add 'GQ Awards 2016' to their kitty

New Delhi [India], Sept. 28 : From the legend Amitabh Bachchan to the energetic Ranveer Singh to the 'Queen' Kangana Ranaut, all were under one roof last night and that was made possible by none other than the much prestigious 'GQ awards 2016, Men Of The Year.'

Spotted at the event were Tiger Shroff, Waluscha De Sousa, Saif Ali Khan, Huma Qureshi, Sarah-Jane Dias, Kunal Kapoor, Diana Penty, Pooja Hegde, Disha Patani and a few others with their fashion-foot in front of the world.

Where the 'Bajirao' of Bollywood went back with the 'Actor of the Year' award, Kangana too took 'Woman of the Year' trophy in her kitty.

Big-B, on the other hand was honoured at the event with the special 'The Legend' award.

BJP to support Siddaramaiah on Cauvery water sharing: Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Sept. 28 : With the Supreme Court yesterday directing the Karnataka government to comply with its earlier order of releasing 6,000 cusecs of the Cauvery River water to Tamil Nadu for the next three days i.e. till Friday, former chief minister and BJP state president B.S. Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said there is no water at all, and added that his party would support Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at an all-party meeting being held today.

U.P. farmer performs last rites for ox, follows Hindu rituals, organises feast

Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept. 28 : An Uttar Pradesh farmer set a novel example before people by performing the last rites of his ox as per Hindu rituals and organised a feast for as many as 1,000 people 13 days after the death of his bovine (tehravi Ceremony).

Ramu, the bovine of farmer Pappu Yadav, who is a resident of Sikrora Bhur village under Gunnaur panchaya in Sambhal district, was suffering from a prolonged illness for the past few months. Yadav loved Ramu like his own child, and provided him with every every possible medical treatment in a bid to restore its health, but the bovine succumbed to his illness 12 days ago.

SC to hear Subrata Roy's plea for extension of interim parole

New Delhi [India], Sept. 28 : The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy's plea for extension of his interim parole.

The apex court earlier on September 23 ordered that Roy should be taken into custody till October 3, but in a reprieve stayed his arrest till September 30.

A two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur passed the order after hearing an application filed by Kapil Sibal, the lawyer appearing for Roy. Sibal sought a reprieve for Roy on the ground that he would follow all rules and regulations.

Sibal had tendered an unconditional apology to the apex court and urged it to cancel its order on Roy's parole delivered in the morning, following which the court agreed to hear the matter.

India, Nigeria discuss intelligence sharing on terrorism

Abuja [Nigeria], Sept. 28 : India and Nigeria have held discussions on the perception, exchange of information or intelligence related to terrorism and have agreed, if at all, to evolve joint action to counter this ever looming threat.

Briefing the media over delegation-level talks between Vice President M. Hamid Ansari and his Nigerian counterpart Yemi Osinbajo here on Tuesday, Secretary, Economic Relations (ER), Ministry of External Affairs, Amar Sinha said, "Terrorism, of course, was a common theme and, of course, with a difference that Nigeria has been lucky that it has got collaborations and cooperation from all its neighbours unlike ours, where one of our neighbours seems to become a source for a lot of terrorist activities that happen in India."

High level of fear and intimidation prevails in Maldives, says Commonwealth Ministerial Report

London [UK], Sept.28 : A high level of fear and political intimidation prevails in The Maldives according to a briefing note submitted recently to the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG). The island nation is cautioned that if it continues on this path of coercion of opposition and intimidation there could be international consequences.

`Different joy in bowling reverse swing`, says Mohammed Shami

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept 27 : Underlining the significance of reverse-swing, India pace spearhead Mohammed Shami has admitted that the unique art is one of his primary weapons in his bowling arsenal and insisted that he constantly strives to execute it to perfection.

"There is a different joy in bowling reverse swing," Shami told bcci.tv. "The old ball is one of my main weapons and I am comfortable bowling with the old ball. I know if I can get a hint of reverse swing, I can use it to good effect."

Shipment of 30 Bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantoms to 'THE 13' Hotel in Macau complete

Goodwood [United Kingdom], Sept.27 : Following the handover of the first of his highly Bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantoms at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show in March of this year, all 30 Phantoms commissioned by luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung, Joint Chairman of THE 13 holdings limited, have now been shipped from the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England.

The fleet of 30 extraordinary Bespoke Phantoms, that represent the largest single commission in Rolls-Royce history, are destined for THE 13 hotel in Macau, planned to open in early 2017.

Crafted in close collaboration with Mr. Hung, the fleet comprises 30 Extended Wheelbase Phantoms in the livery of THE 13 hotel, two of which are 'Gold'.

Snapdeal gears up for surge during Unbox Diwali Sale

New Delhi [India], Sep 27 : India's largest online marketplace Snapdeal has announced a range of initiatives it has undertaken to ensure that its users continue to get fastest ever deliveries, even as the shipment volumes surge multi-fold with the festive sale kicking in early next month.

In the run up to Diwali, all pre-shipment checks on fast moving items like mobile phones, memory cards, power banks, personal care appliances, kitchen appliances, air conditioners, televisions, home theater systems, printers etc. has already been done, so that packets can be dispatched within minutes of the order being received.

To ensure fast deliveries across the country, nearly 20,000 tonnes of cargo will move by air, for which bulk bookings have been done by Snapdeal's logistics partners.

Droom, CashCare tie-up to offer hassle-free buying process for customers

New Delhi [India], Sep 27 : India's pioneering online automobile transactional marketplace Droom has announced its partnership with CashCare, an innovative consumer lending platform to make buying process completely hassle-free for customers.

Coinciding with the availability of the latest range of four-wheelers and bikes from colossal names in the automobile industry such as Chevrolet, Skoda, Nissan, Datsun, Mahindra and Hero Electric on Droom, this association will provide zero percent APR introductory offer that makes buying new vehicles on EMI extremely attractive.

Dhoni's snap with daughter Ziva is winning all hearts on social media

New Delhi [India], Sept. 27 : Along with making headlines about his upcoming biopic, India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is winning millions of hearts on social media with a cutesy picture of him and his adorable daughter, Ziva .

The 35-year-old cricketer shared the picture on Instagram in which the little one was seen wearing a pretty pink dress while posing with her daddy dearest.

Off late Mahi has been quite busy promoting ' MS Dhoni: The Story Untold' along with the movie's protagonist Shushant Singh Rajput.

The duo, who presently is in the national capital for promoting the movie, was also seen in Chennai in the recent past, where they also met the Tamil superstar Rajinikanth.

The 'SOTY' gang Alia, Varun, Sidharth: From co-stars to neighbours?

New Delhi [India], Sept. 27 : After making their Bollywood debut together in Karan Johar's 'Student Of The Year' in 2012, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra have reportedly shifted their adobe to a same locality.

According to a leading daily, the co-stars turned friends have coincidentally taken up houses in Juhu, which are also not too far from each others, reports Pinkvilla.

The reports further stated that the 'Baar Baar Dekho' star wanted a house that has more space so that his parents, brother and sister-in-law could come over and live for longer duration. So he, after consulting his parents zeroed on a semi-furnished property.

The 'Highway' actress will soon move to her own place in Juhu along with sister Shaheen.

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