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Gold for Bajrang Punia

A dominating Bajrang Punia opened India’s gold medal account at the Asian Games, bringing smiles and relief to the Indian camp.  An in-form Bajrang won his maiden Asian Games gold in the 65kg category. Bajrang came into the Games after winning three tournaments  and carried on with his superlative show. Such was his domination that the 24-year-old won all his bouts, till the final, by technical superiority. He outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.

The queen of soul

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as Think, I Say a Little Prayer and her signature song, Respect, and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

We still discourage the individual (thought)

Kalki Koechlin says mob mentality continues to thrive in India as independent thought is not given an environment to flourish in, something that can only change with education. With incidents of lynching and vandalism on the rise, the actor feels there is no state of "social security" in the country. “We have no social security. There is no system that’s protecting us actually. Everybody is each to their own here. No government force is going to come and help you... There’s so much population that it’s difficult to provide services to all. “I think that makes people communal.

Excited and nervous to be part of Takht: Bhumi Pednekar

Actor Bhumi Pednekar is excited to be a part of Karan Johar’s next directorial Takht and says the feeling of doing the historical-drama is yet to sink in.Takht also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. When asked about featuring in the film, Bhumi told reporters, “I am very excited. It’s a big one for me. It’s a beautiful star cast and everybody is someone who I have admired as an actor. I am very excited to be a part of this magnum opus.“I am also a huge Karan Johar fan. Honestly it’s still sinking in.

The world is a dangerous place to live in right now: John Abraham

John Abraham has strongly condemned the increasing number of lynching in India in the name of religion. He said that the world is “getting polarised against a community and is a dangerous place to live in right now.”  Without naming any particular community, he made his point saying, “The whole world is getting polarized it’s going against one particular community right now. We have made our mindset that if there is anything going wrong in the world it is that community who’s causing the harm. We should first get this thought out of our minds, only then we can judge people rightly.

Proud to take Happy Bhag Jayegi series ahead

Diana Penty may not be the leading lady in Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi, a series that was started with her in 2016, but she is happy to take it ahead with its sequel. Penty says she is proud of the fact that Happy Bhag Jayegi is the first female-led comedy franchise in Bollywood. “It is an interesting fact. I am happy. I makes me feel proud that the first film did well and it made the makers think of part two. It is a matter of great pride to take it forward.

Jet Airways faces DGCA scrutiny

After facing questions over delay in reporting its financial results, Naresh Goyal-controlled Jet Airways could now face scrutiny from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the aviation regulator. The audit could start this month to evaluate its financial health and its possible impact on flight safety.

“We will conduct the financial audit of Jet Airways from August 27. A similar audit of Air India has been completed,” news agency PTI quoted an official source as saying.

Marilyn Monroe dresses, personal photos going up for auction

Dresses that belonged to Marilyn Monroe along with an autographed photo thanking the executive who launched her Hollywood career will go on display before heading to auction. Auction house Profiles in History announced on Wednesday that the items will be exhibited in Beverly Hills starting August 18. An auction will follow in late October. They include a photograph that Monroe signed to 20th Century Fox executive Ben Lyon that reads: “Dear Ben, You found me, named me and believed in me when no one else did. My thanks and love forever.

Angelina Jolie wants divorce finalised by end of 2018

Angelina Jolie on Tuesday sought to move forward with her long and sometimes bitter divorce from Brad Pitt, which has yet to be finalised after almost two years.

Jolie’s attorney filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court saying the actress wanted a judgment “returning the parties to single status during calendar year 2018.”

The document also said that Pitt has “paid no meaningful child support since separation” and said that although informal arrangements had been made with him, payments “had not been regularly sustained.”

As influencers we need to break notions attached to mental health

Mental Hai Kya star Kangana Ranaut believes as a celebrity it is her responsibility to work towards breaking the stigma attached to mental health. When asked about her views on the way Hindi film industry treats the topicon-screen, Ranaut told PTI, “I realised there was so much stigma attached to being different. So, I thought we as influencers need to stand-up and break these notions and address this subject.”