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Saina fails to break Tzu code

Saina Nehwal gave her all before losing steam as the ace Indian shuttler yet again succumbed to nemesis and world no. 1 Tai Tzu Ying to settle for a runner-up finish at the Denmark Open on Sunday.

In an exciting but energy-sapping 52-minute final, Saina lost 13-21, 21-13, 6-21 to the superior Chinese Taipei rival. Tzu Ying claimed the Denmark Open title after a gap of two years. She had last won the tournament in 2016. The win also bettered Tzu Ying’s head-to-head record against Saina to 13-5. In fact, this was Saina's fifth straight defeat against Tzu Ying this year.

We were all aware of casting couch in Hollywood: Caine

Veteran actor Michael Caine has said casting couch was an open secret in Hollywood.

The 85-year-old actor said though he knew about producers like Harvey Weinstein asking for sexual favours from aspiring starlets in return for a role, he did not know the extent of the problem.

Ayushmann Khurrana on finding his sweet spot in Bollywood

More than six years after he made his debut, Ayushmann Khurrana seems to have finally found his sweet spot in the Hindi film industry. Last year, his roles in “Bareilly Ki Barfi” and “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” led some to compare him to Amol Palekar, the 70s Bollywood actor who made an art form out of playing the everyman.

E-retailers burn $500m in discounts, rake in $2.3b in sales

Hillary Clinton has said her husband White House Bill's affair with former intern Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power and he was right to not resign from the US presidency in the wake of the scandal.

The two-decades old episode has come under renewed scrutiny in the #MeToo era, with critics questioning whether the power imbalance between a sitting president and an intern made it impossible for the relationship to be considered consensual.

India completes Windies rout

A clinical India completed one of the most ruthless clean sweeps in recent times, demolishing a listless West Indies by 10 wickets in the second Test, inside three days, to clinch the series 2-0 on Sunday.

Umesh Yadav’s maiden 10-wicket haul (6/88 and 4/45) on a decent track was the highlight as India reached the meagre victory target of 72 in 16.1 overs, courtesy unbeaten partnership between openers Prithvi Shaw (33) and KL Rahul (33).

#MeToo effect: Aamir drops out of producing Gulshan Kumar biopic

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Wednesday announced his departure from an upcoming project while maintaining its anonymity, saying he has been informed of “sexual misconduct” on the part of a collaborator. The project being talked about is the Gulshan Kumar biopic ‘Mogul,’ the director of which, Subash Kapoor, was accused of molesting a woman. Kapoor is accused of molesting actor Geetika Tyagi in 2014 and the matter is in court.

Taylor Swift sweeps American Music Awards

Taylor Swift, straight off a controversial dive into US politics, was the big winner at the American Music Awards on Tuesday where she used her platform to again urge her fans to get out and vote.

The 28-year-old pop singer won a record fourth artist of the year trophy at the fan-voted American Music Awards, beating rappers Drake and Post Malone, as well as Britain’s Ed Sheeran and rock band Imagine Dragons for the top prize.

She also picked up three other awards, for best female pop artist, best tour and best pop album for “Reputation,” the biggest seller of 2017.

Tara writer accuses Alok Nath of rape

The Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) on Tuesday said it would send Alok Nath a show-cause notice after writer-producer Vinta Nanda accused the “most Sanskaari person,” as the actor is known, of raping her more than once 19 years ago.

Rajat Kapoor apologises after journalist alleges sexual harassment

Actor-director Rajat Kapoor (in pic) has said he has tried to be a “good human being” all his life and apologises from the “bottom of his heart,” after a woman journalist accused him of “lewd” and unprofessional behaviour.       

Kapoor tweeted his apology on Sunday after a woman journalist gave a detailed account of how he made her feel uncomfortable when she went to interview him in 2007, the latest expose in what is being called India’s #MeToo moment.

Motwane apologises for inaction in harassment case

Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane on Sunday broke his silence over the controversy involving his Phantom Films partner Vikas Bahl, who has been accused of sexual harassment.

In a recent article in HuffPost India, a former woman employee of the now dissolved production banner has reiterated the allegations and shared further details about the incident in May 2015.