Hyderabad, March 9 : Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Sunday asked former chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and actor Pawan Kalyan to back the TDP to ensure a bright future for Telugu-speaking people.
Kiran Reddy last week announced the formation of a new political party to fight for the self-respect of Telugus. Pawan Kalyan, brother of central minister K. Chiranjeevi, is reportedly planning to float another party.
Chandigarh, March 9 : Less than 10 days after she was declared the AAP candidate for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, Savita Bhatti, widow of comedian-actor Jaspal Bhatti, has opted out of the race.
Sources close to Savita Bhatti said Sunday that she had sent a communication to the AAP leadership conveying that she was not interested in contesting the election from Chandigarh.
She has said she was withdrawing from the contest due to personal reasons.
Mumbai, March 9 : He is a versatile actor and successful too, but Anupam Kher says he enjoys teaching more than acting.
The actor, who turned 59 Friday, runs acting institute Actor Prepares.
"I love teaching more than I love acting. It's great to give out than to take from others. There is no syllabus for acting and it's a great feeling. I also get to learn a lot from the new generation," said Anupam.
Agartala, March 9 : State-owned ONGC has finally agreed to supply natural gas to 101-MW capacity Monarchak power plant that is being set up by government-run NEEPCO in western Tripura, senior officials said here Sunday.
"We would start supplying gas to Monarchak power plant from this year end. We need seven to eight months to complete the technical works to provide the gas," said Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) group general manager V. P. Mahawar.
London, March 9 : People suffering from Parkinson's disease often feel embarrassed about eating at social luncheons or dinners as their hands tremble. The result is terrible isolation.
This is going to change as a British student has designed 'inclusive' cutlery and crockery for the convenience of those suffering from Parkinson's.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system and its primary symptoms include tremors at rest, stiffness and a slowing of movement.
Mumbai, March 9 : Actress Juhi Chawla's brother Bobby Chawla, who was in coma since 2010 at the Jaslok Hospital, died Sunday morning.
"He passed away today morning," said a source from the hospital.
Bobby, whose condition was serious for a long time, died at 7 a. m. He was in coma since April 2010 after suffering a massive stroke while having a dinner at a restaurant.
Washington, March 9 : Addressing thousands of audience during a teleconference interview at South by Southwest, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that Americans in exile were fast emerging as new age National security reporters.
Assange said that National security reporters were a new kind of political refugee, adding that it was the first time they were faced with an extremely powerful opponent without an effective public relations strategy.
Washington, March 9 : Twitter has reportedly paid IBM 36 million dollars to avoid patent suit from the latter, according to documents filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.
The social network giant has paid the amount for 900 patents after IBM threatened to sue Twitter over at least three patents in November.
The price only became public Thursday, when the SEC published Twitter's Form 10-K, an annual disclosure of a company's financial performance, Wired reported.
London, March 9 : Christine Bleakley, presenter of ' Dancing on Ice', will be putting on her ice skates to perform on the show's finale.
The 35-year-old beauty, who is engaged to English footballer Frank Lampard, has been taking last minute lessons from Olympic gold medalist Christopher Dean, and will be performing his Bolero routine, the Daily Express reported.
Bleakley will be pairing up with professional ice dancer Matt Evers for the performance. (ANI)
London, March 9 : Helen Flanagan is reportedly in talks with BBC chiefs to join the next series of the dance show ' Strictly Come Dancing' as a contestant.
A source told a UK publication that the show needs some glamour for the next series and the former ' Coronation Street' star has it by the bucketful, the Mirror reported.
The insider asserted that the 23-year-old actress was a huge success on 'I'm A Celebrity' and there is no doubt that she will pull in lots of viewers if the BBC do manage to sign her up.
London, Mar 9 : Harry Styles could be parting ways with his band ' One Direction' when he joins his band mates for tour rehearsals this month.
Rumors are floating in the music industry that the 'What Makes You Beautiful' singer is planning to go solo after four years in the band, Daily Star reported.
An insider has revealed that Styles has become a 'virtual stranger' to the rest of the group members as if he isn't part of the band.
The source revealed that it's going to come to a head now because for the first time in months the band will spend every day together as they rehearse for this summer's tour.
London, Mar 09 : Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is reportedly willing to 'cold-shoulder' the 10 million pounds loyalty bonus he has been by the club and plans to leave boss David Moyes ' squad this summer.
Van Persie will reportedly miss out the huge bonus he is due to receive, after completing the final two years of his contract at Old Trafford, if he leaves United this summer.
According to the Mirror, the ace striker is a target for the Italian club Juventus FC and is open to move to Italy following United's poor show under Moyes' reign.
London, Mar 9 : Liz Hurley is all set to star in the US drama ' The Royals' under the banner of 'E! Entertainment Channel'.
The show is about a fictional British Royal Family with a racy take on life and will be full of, the Daily Express reported.
The 48-year-old actress will essay the role of fictional Queen Helena, a woman who has the power, beauty and intelligence to get what she wants, British actor Vincent Regan, 48 will be seen as King Simon.
Washington, March 9 : Drew Barrymore has shared some words of wisdom for brides-to-be , asking them to look like themselves on the D-day.
The 39-year-old actress, who is also the creator of Flower Beauty makeup line, said that the biggest mistake brides can make on their wedding day is overdoing their make-up and hairstyling, People Magazine reported.
The '50 First Dates' star asserted that you don't want to look back at the pictures from your nuptials and think the person in the snaps is not you.
Washington, March 9 : Astronaut Mark Kelly and his twin brother Scott have enlisted themselves for a NASA study that will help the space agency gauge the effects of spaceflight on the human body.
Craig Kundrot, deputy chief scientist of NASA's Human Research Program, says in a news release that the brothers provide a unique opportunity to study two people with the same genetics who were in different environments, the Huffington Post reported.
According to officials, Scott has spent a year in space while Mark was on Earth.
London, March 9 : Samsung will be soon streaming 13 million free songs for their customers via their new free music service 'Milk Music'.
The South Korean gadget maker's free music services, which is designed to be easy to use and highly customizable, includes over 200 stations and 13 million songs, the Daily Star reported.
Samsung said that their ' Milk Music' app will let the users adjust which songs they want to play, based on release date and popularity and customize music by adding preferred stations and playlists.
London, Mar 09 : Formula One racer Jenson Button has said that there is nothing he is 'afraid' of as the last couple of months have put everything into 'perspective' for him.
Button is reportedly not concerned that this may be his last year on the grid as returning McLaren boss Ron Dennis shocked everyone by not extending Button's contract beyond this season.
According to the Mirror, there are claims that Button will have a difficult time against McLaren's new signing Kevin Magnussen but Button has said that for him its 'different than a guy' who has been in it for three or four years.
Washington, March 9 : Dalai Lama has revealed that he supports gay marriage.
The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader told talk show host Larry King that if two people, a couple, really feel that getting married is more practical and satisfying and both sides fully agree, then ok, ABC News reported.
He, however, added that each country had the right to choose for themselves whether to legalize gay unions or not.
His new-found support for gay unions is a shift from his previous remarks that criticised homosexuality, including denouncing anal and oral sex. (ANI)
London, Mar 9 : Nicole Scherzinger has decided to quit ' X Factor' for a year so that she could spend some quality time with her F1 ace boyfriend Lewis Hamilton.
The former Pussycat Doll singer is elated at chance to cheer 29-year-old former F1 champ at many races this season, the Mirror reported.
Another reason for her leaving the show is that she will also have time to promote her first solo album in three years as she recently signed a multimillion pound deal with Sony.
Washington, March 9 (: The use of smartphones and other gadgets could be giving you wrinkles around the neck, as constantly looking down at handheld devices and computers develops a line around the neck and chin.
According to CACI international, a U. K. nonsurgical facelift systems manufacturer and supplier, there is an emergence of the new wrinkle 'Techneck' amongst tech-obsessive people, Slate Magazine reported.