One of the most adorable new star kids on the block is Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, the son of chote Nawab Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Born in December 2016, Taimur has had limited sightings in public, but the cuter-than-cute baby became a fan favourite in no time and has garnered a fan following of his own.
The name of the little one 'Taimur' kicked off controversy when the happy parents announced it as the public began comparing the name the one of a former invader of the nation.
A few choice comments by the parents and other Bollywood well-wishers later, fans disregard the name and only hope for more pics of little Taimur.
Recently, Taimur was spotted in the arms of an attendant on the way to the home of his aunt Karisma Kapoor.
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Bollywood's doll Katrina Kaif is always in perfect shape. In the video of the hit Kala Chashma song from Baar Baar Dekho her washboard abs were discussed almost as much as the catchy tune and fun dance steps!
Katrina has shown through her action movies that she can hold her own in a fight, and her flexibility was showcased when she played the role of an acrobatist in Dhoom 3.
From a recent fitness video Kat has inspired the rest of us to work out as well!
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Prep for those days when you can't find a chair . ????please do it at the gym it's very fun [email protected] @rezaparkview
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The one and only Gauri Khan has made a name for herself apart from her superstar hubby Shah Rukh Khan yet like every other mom she can't help but show off her kids.
SRK and Gauri's daughter Suhana and younger son AbRam recently celebrated their birthdays, and were wished aplenty by the public and other Bollywood celebs, specially friend and filmmaker Karan Johar who shared special images for both birthdays.
Suhana and AbRam have always been close and their adorable pics have frequently left the public going aww, especially one of both on the beach.
Mom Gauri Khan recently shared an image of 17-year-old Suhana holding the 4-year-old AbRam on Instagram, captioning the image 'Gemini Gorgeousness'.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' radio address for the first time since completing 3 years in power and highlighted the importance of constructive criticism in strengthening democracy and assured that mistakes and shortcomings will be rectified.
Defending the monthly address which had come under fire for being allegedly 'one way communication' PM Modi said that the monthly radio address enabled him to become a member of every family in India.
"Audit and assessment of the performance of the present government in the last three years is happening all over on newspapers, social media or TV for the last 15 days. There have been many surveys and several opinion polls. I see this entire process as a very healthy sign," Modi said.
"Constructive criticism strengthens democracy, for an aware nation, an awakened nation, this churning is very important," he said, referring to the surveys which highlight both praise and criticism of his government's record so far.
He said the work done by his government was tested on every touchstone and analysed by every segment of society.
"This is a great process in democracy. I firmly believe that governments must be accountable in democracy and the public at large must be provided with report card of works done," he said, expressing gratitude for the critical and important feedback.
"The mistakes and the shortcomings once highlighted can be rectified. Whether something is good, little less effective, or bad, whatever it is, one has to learn from it and move ahead in life, putting the learning from it into practice."
"Some people take 'Mann Ki Baat' as a monologue and some criticise it from a political angle," he said admitting that he never thought that programme launched two years ago would make him a member of every Indian family.
"Now I feel as if I'm conversing with my family while sitting at home," said Modi, describing himself as "ordinary citizen" who, like all, is "influenced...
Bollywood's favourite darling Ranveer Singh has taken a break from the shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmavati' where he plays the role of Alauddin Khiliji alongside alleged lady love Deepika Padukone to go on a vacation, solo.
Recently, Ranveer suffered from a head injury on the sets of Padmavati and was rushed to the hospital due to heavy bleeding and left with a few stitches to the head. Recovering from his head injury, Ranveer took off for a solo vacation to London after making a quick stop to meet Deepika Padukone.
Before you jump to conclusions on why Ranveer went alone for a vacation, this is the reason: the entire vacation is sports themed! A self-confess sports aficionado, the vacation began for Ranveer by watching the Arsenal v/s Chelsea FA Cup final match in Wembley on Saturday after which he plans to catch the India vs Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy match on June 4 in Birmingham.
Since the vacation has been planned according to a previously scheduled break from shooting for Padmavati, Ranveer won't be missing out on any work and will resume shooting from June 8....
Legendary fashion designer Sabyasachi is famous for his gorgeous bridal wear designs that are regal and ethereal. He frequently has Bollywood stars walking the ramp for him and showcasing his looks in photoshoots.
The latest model for Sabyasachi is none other than upcoming starlet Sara Ali Khan, the daughter of Chote Nawab of Bollywood Saif Ali Khan.
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✨ how to sit like royalty ✨ #saraalikhan #absolutelyregal #princessvibes
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#SaraAliKhan in a #Sabyasachi Brocade & Crystal Lehenga #VintageTulleDupatta Spring Couture 2017 #TheUdaipurCollection #HandCraftedInIndia #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @saraalikhanx @saraalikhann @officialsaraalikhan
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Check out Jhanvi Kapoor in Sabyasachi:
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) chief Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday keeps policy rate unchanged at 6.50 per cent.
This would be Raghuram Rajan's last monetary policy update for the RBI and also, perhaps, the last that a central bank governor can henceforth undertake independently.
The policy update comes against the backdrop of the government fixing on Friday the inflation target for the next five years at plus or minus four per cent -- a task which will be entrusted with the soon-to-be-constituted Monetary Policy Committee (MCP) to realise by mandating it to fix policy rates.
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Finance Ministry officials said the committee -- which will fashion the contours of the monetary policy once it is in place -- would be finalised before the next bi-monthly policy review, due in October.
"The MPC would be entrusted with the task of fixing the benchmark policy rate (repurchase rate) required to contain inflation within the specified target level," a Finance Ministry statement said after the inflation target was notified.
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The Reserve Bank governor will be its chair with two more representatives fro the central bank, while the other three will be chosen by the government of the basis of the recommendations of a search-cum-selection committee.
"Under Sub-Section (1) of Section 45ZA of the RBI Act, the Central Government, in consultation with the RBI, determines the inflation target in terms of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), once in every five years. This target would be notified in the Official Gazette."
Given this backdrop and the fact that India's retail inflation in June stood at 5.77 per cent -- and as high as 6.20 per cent in rural India -- the possibility of a rate cut has been virtually ruled out, as the current priceline is precariously close to the upper tolerance level of six per cent.
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"While we continue to factor in another 25 bps rate cut for the rest of 20116-17, we are cautious on the 2017-18 rate cycle. We would factor in further cuts only after clarity on the pace of disinflation in Q4 of 2016-17 and RBI's new policy regime," said a report by Kotak Institutional Equities.
"We expect the RBI to pause on August 9," it said.
This is also because the amended law requires the Reserve Bank to also state the reasons if it fails to meet the inflation target, along with the remedial actions the estimate time-period by which it hoped to achieve the same.
"The government's commitment to reform continues. The monetary policy framework will provide right environment for investment and growth,"said Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das. "An announcement on MCP members will be made soon."
Ahead of the policy update, Rajan met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday, as has been customary, but declined to comment. "We have a policy on Tuesday. So I have to wait till policy. On Tuesday, I'll be able to talk."
Since January 2015, when the central bank started seeing some improvement in the economy and external conditions, the repurchase rate, or the short-term lending rate for commercial banks on borrowings from the Reserve Bank, have been cut by 150 basis points -- the last one on April 5 worth 25 basis points.
Thus far, since Rajan took the high office, the policy rate has been raised thrice and and cut five times.
Now as his three-year term ends on September 4, he intends to return to academia as professor at the University of Chicago -- from where he is on a three-year leave.
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