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    Hindujas Top United Kingdom's 'Super Rich' List

    The Hinduja brothers have emerged as the richest persons in the UK, which boasts of 102 billionaires, including Lord Swraj Paul and four others of Indian-origin.

    The London-based Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja, who have a fortune of 11.9 billion pounds - "up by an astonishing 1.3 billion pounds in the past year", edged out steel tycoon Lakshmi N Mittal and Russian magnate Alisher Usmanov, according to the 'Sunday Times Super-Rich List' made public today.

    The Hinduja brothers, who run the multinational Hinduja Group conglomerate with interests across automotive, real estate and oil, moved up from third position last year to top the UK's billionaire charts this year.

    The list - a full version of which will be released next Sunday - also includes NRI industrialists such as Lakshmi Mittal and family, Prakash Lohia, Lord Swraj Paul and family, Anil Agarwal and Ajay Kalsi and family among the city's 72 billionaires.

    Mittal also edged one position upwards to the third rank with 10.25 billion pounds even as Arsenal shareholder and Russian business chief Usmanov, who topped the list till last year, fell to the second place after his estimated fortune dropped to 10.65 billion pounds.

    "Last year, the Hindujas sold a 49 per cent stake in a Saudi Arabian lubricants maker, Petromin, for more than 200 million pounds. Property investments in India have added 200 million pounds. The family's IndusInd bank is capitalised at about 2.7 billion pounds. In Britain, Hinduja Automotive turned over about 1.5 billion pounds in 2012-13," the newspaper said.

    In reference to the Kolkata-based Mittal, the newspaper highlighted a final bounce in fortunes after a few years of dip.

    "After a tough few years in the steel industry, Mittal is seeing a glimmer of light. Arcelor Mittal shares have recovered, making his stake worth 6.65 billion pounds - up 700 million pounds in a year," it said.
    Mittal's brother-in-law India-born textiles and plastics tycoon Lohia is ranked as Britain's 46th richest man with around 2.11 billion pounds.

    Leading NRI industrialist and Caparo chief Lord Swraj Paul is ranked Britain's 48th richest, with an estimated wealth worth around 2 billion pounds.

    "The 83-year-old came to Britain from India in 1966 to seek treatment for his daughter's leukaemia. He stayed after her death and founded steel manufacturer Caparo, which made more than 62 million pounds profit in 2013. The company has been restructured, with its American and Indian businesses worth 1.6 billion pounds," the newspaper said.

    "Paul is chancellor of Westminster and Wolverhampton universities. In memory of his daughter he set up the Ambika Paul Foundation, which supports children's charities," the newspaper said.

    Vedanta Resources chief Agarwal at 50th rank and Indus Gas supremo Kalsi at 102nd complete the Indian presence among the London-based billionaires.

    After the glitz of Hollywood Kate flies back to 'just enjoying being a newly-wed'

    The Duchess of Cambridge has signalled that she will be taking a step back from public life, despite her hugely successful first foreign tour.

    She has told royal aides that following the 11-day trip to Canada and the U.S. – her inaugural trip as a member of the Royal Family – she intends to spend the rest of the summer ‘just enjoying being a newly-wed’.

    Kate and William arrived at Heathrow yesterday after flying from Los Angeles on a British Airways scheduled flight. They had received a rapturous reception in Canada and California, with Kate’s regal glamour stealing the show at a party for Hollywood A-listers on Saturday.
    Chat's amazing: Kate talks to Erine Burgess and Diane Burgess at the Tusk Trust's US Patron's Circle launch
    Chat's amazing: Kate talks to Erine Burgess and Diane Burgess at the Tusk Trust's US Patron's Circle launch

    They will travel to Scotland with the rest of the Royal Family for the Queen’s annual holiday at Balmoral.

    After a long summer break Kate and William will undertake a handful of engagements in the run up to Christmas – just one or two a month.

    A source said: ‘The past few months have been a whirlwind and she just wants to take a step back and spend some time with her new husband.
    ‘She has even joked that people will probably be glad to see the back of her given the number of photographs that have been taken over the past couple of weeks.’
    A St James’s Palace spokesman yesterday confirmed the couple’s plans and stressed that William, too, was keen for a break from public duties.
    ‘The Duke is going for his flying captaincy which he hopes to get in early 2012. He needs to keep up his flying hours and there are some exams to get through, a lot of work needs to done and he has to dedicate himself to that,’ they said.

    Back in fighting shape: Mission Impossible 4 actress Paula Patton shows off her bikini body in teeny two-piece

    Just one year after giving birth to her first child, Mission Impossible 4 actress Paula Patton has slipped back into a string bikini.
    The Los Angeles native was joined by her husband, R&B singer Robin Thicke, today as she strutted around the beach in Miami, Florida.
    Wearing a tiny brown string bikini and Chanel sunglasses, Paula, 35, showed off her curves as she frolicked in the water.
    Later, the svelte star drew looks of admiration as she took a break from working on her tan and relaxed under an umbrella.
    In April of 2010, the actress and her Grammy Award-winning husband, who is the son of actor Alan Thicke, welcomed their first child, a son named Julian Fuego.
    Paula is in Miami this weekend promoting her latest films, at the 15th annual American Black Film Festival.
    The actress won critical acclaim in 2009 for breakout role as a concerned teacher in the gritty, Academy Award-winning film Precious.
    The star, who attended film school at the University of Southern California has recently seen her career soar.
    In May, she starred in the urban comedy, Jumping the Broom which cost just $6 million to make and earned nearly $40 million.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

    From here to Billericay: TOWIE's Billie Faiers recreates romantic beach scene with her boyfriend in tiny orange bikini

    It looked like a scene from the 1953 classic film From Here To Eternity, but these pictures are actually Billie Faiers holiday snaps from a romantic break in Dubai.

    The Only Way Is Essex star was soaking up the sun with her boyfriend Dave Bygraves and the pair couldn’t keep their hands off each other while frolicking on the shore line.

    Her car dealer beau was spotted crawling on his hands and knees in the sand before giving his girlfriend a kiss on her neck.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

    After his wife adds yet more tour dates, Russell Brand reaches out to a pretty crew member on set

    He's known for his tactile manner but Russell Brand will raise more than a few eyebrows with these shots of him holding a pretty girl's hand.
    The reformed lothario, 36 , is on set in Miami where he's filming new movie Rock of Ages, and the fair haired maiden is clearly a crew member.
    Russell is given to such displays of warm affectionate towards people that such tender gestures largely go unnoticed.

    But the fact that the pair of them were holding in hands today in a manner normally reserved for romantic couples is striking.
    It comes hot on the heels of news that Brand's wife of eight months, pop sensation Katy Perry, is extending her tour well into November.
    A source told the Mail: 'Katy has only four days off until the end of September, when she’s in Brazil.’
    Showgirl: Perry has extended her tour
    Showgirl: Perry has extended her tour
    She hopes Russell will join her but isn’t sure whether he will be allowed entry because of his criminal record. She is taking a few days off for their first anniversary in October which they plan to celebrate in the UK.’ The pair are even have even put their L.A home in trendy Los Feliz on the market, with friends reporting it is empty most of the time.
    When Brand delivered his best man's speech at rock legend Noel Gallagher's wedding at the weekend in England, Perry, 26 , was unable to be by his side.
    Brand is said to have brought the house down by affectionately lampooning the former Oasis great, and telling stories about his new wife, Sara McDonald. Read More

    What will Katy say? After his wife adds yet more tour dates, Russell Brand reaches out to a pretty crew member on set

    He's known for his tactile manner but Russell Brand will raise more than a few eyebrows with these shots of him holding a pretty girl's hand.
    The reformed lothario, 36 , is on set in Miami where he's filming new movie Rock of Ages, and the fair haired maiden is clearly a crew member.
    Russell is given to such displays of warm affectionate towards people that such tender gestures largely go unnoticed.
    But the fact that the pair of them were holding in hands today in a manner normally reserved for romantic couples is striking.
    It comes hot on the heels of news that Brand's wife of eight months, pop sensation Katy Perry, is extending her tour well into November.
    A source told the Mail: 'Katy has only four days off until the end of September, when she’s in BrazilShe hopes Russell will join her but isn’t sure whether he will be allowed entry because of his criminal record. She is taking a few days off for their first anniversary in October which they plan to celebrate in the UK.’
    Showgirl: Perry has extended her tour

    Showgirl: Perry has extended her tour

    The pair are even have even put their L.A home in trendy Los Feliz on the market, with friends reporting it is empty most of the time.

    When Brand delivered his best man's speech at rock legend Noel Gallagher's wedding at the weekend in England, Perry, 26 , was unable to be by his side.

    Brand is said to have brought the house down by affectionately lampooning the former Oasis great, and telling stories about his new wife, Sara McDonald.

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