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    Dharamsala-based model Vijay Singh couldn't believe his luck when he won Mallika Sherawat's hand on the quirky dating reality TV show "The Bachelorette - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika". He is confident they are made for each other and feels their small town connect will help them in their journey.

    He beat the other finalist Karan Sagoo, an NRI restaurant owner from London, on the Life OK show's finale Friday night.

    Sounding completely zapped, Vijay said after the triumph: "I can't believe I've been chosen by Mallika! Back home in Himachal Pradesh, I used to watch every film of hers. I especially liked her in 'Murder'. She's my favourite."

    "The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika", based on the internationally popular format of "The Bachelor", focused on finding a match for Mallika from among 30 contestants, who came from different parts of the country and abroad.

    At the show's beginning itself, the actress had clarified that she was only looking for a companion via the show and that she was not promising to settle down with the man she chooses finally.

    But for Vijay, 24, winning the show and the actress' heart was "like a dream".

    "The other finalist Karan Sagoo also stood a very good chance of winning. But when Mallika gave me the rose, I was in a state of complete disbelief," he said.

    Of course the marriage has not taken place as yet and therein lies the catch.

    To that, he said: "We've got to know each other as much as we could on the show. Now it's time to take the relationship beyond the show. And for that we need time. We need to get to know one another. I'm pretty confident Mallika and I are made for one another."

    Shyly and in chaste Hindi, the small town boy said: "Mallika and I are similar in many ways. She is frank, caring and very transparent about her likes and dislikes. So am I. We both come from small towns. She is from Rohtak in Haryana. I am from Himachal. We both arrived in Mumbai with our dreams. Like her, I too hope to make something of my life."

    Recalling his early days in Mumbai, Vijay said: "I came to Mumbai on Aug 18, 2012. I participated in the Gladrags (model hunt) contest 2013. I can't believe I am standing here looking at the prospect of becoming one of India's most desirable woman's life partner."

    "When I was chosen, I was in a state of disbelief. When I became one of the two finalists, I was even more surprised. Now having won Mallika's hand, I feel I am in a dream," he said.

    Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/vijay-singh-ready-to-wed-mallika-family-says-hes-too-young/1/322361.html

    Typhoon kills 100 in Philippines, Vietnam begins mass Evacuation

    Possibly the strongest typhoon ever to hit land devastated the central Philippine city of Tacloban, killing at least 100 people, turning houses into rubble and levelling the airport in a surge of flood water and high wind, officials said on Saturday. The toll of death and damage from

    Typhoon Haiyan on Friday is expected to rise sharply as rescue workers and soldiers reach areas cut off by the massive, fast-moving storm, now barreling out of the Philippines towards Vietnam.
    The category 5 “super typhoon” weakened to a category 4 on Saturday, though forecasters said it could strengthen again over the South China Sea on its course to hit Vietnam early on Sunday.

    Authorities in 15 provinces in Vietnam have started to call back boats and prepare for possible landslides. Nearly 300,000 people were moved to safer areas in two provinces alone – Da Nang and Quang Nam - according to the government's website.

    The Philippines has yet to resume communications with officials in Tacloban, a city of about 220,000 that appeared to suffer the worst of the typhoon, but a government official estimated at least 100 were killed and 100 wounded.

    “Bodies are lying on the street,” said Captain John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority.

    The national disaster agency has yet to confirm the toll but broken power poles, trees, bent tin roofs and splintered houses littered the streets of the city, suggesting the toll could be higher.

    Television images showed residents of Tacloban, about 580 km (360 miles) southeast of Manila, wading through flooded streets that were littered half-submerged cars.

    1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar seeks to declare CBI probe illegal

    Congress leader Sajjan Kumar today sought to declare as "illegal" the probe and chargesheets filed by the CBI in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against him. This comes days after the Gauhati High Court said that the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI is 'unconstitutional' and does not have powers to investigate crimes.

    Mr Kumar's counsel mentioned the Gauhati High Court's judgement today and said if the CBI itself is unconstitutional, its probe and chargesheets are also illegal.

    The judge, however, said the effect of this judgement is not clear at this stage as it is too early and asked the counsel to proceed with the case.

    The court also asked the defence counsel to advance his arguments on the two applications filed by Mr Kumar and other accused in the case.

    The court gave November 15 as the next day of hearing.

    The court had earlier framed various charges including murder and rioting against Mr Kumar, Brahmanand Gupta, Peru, Khushal Singh and Ved Prakash in connection with killing of a man in Sultanpuri area in the riots that had occurred after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984. One of the accused, Khushal Singh, has died.

    The CBI had earlier said that though the chargesheet pertains to killing of six people, it was only restricting to the charge relating to murder of Surjit Singh and not of other deceased in respect of whom the trial had already taken place.

    The court is yet to fix a date for beginning the trial by recording statements of prosecution witnesses.

    Mr Kumar and three other accused had moved an application seeking removal of CBI's nine witnesses in the case claiming they were "irrelevant".

    The plea was opposed by senior advocate H S Phoolka, appearing for the victims', saying that the nine witnesses were very important and leaving them out will be miscarriage of justice.

    In the other application, the accused had also sought summoning of judicial records of two riot cases of Sultanpuri area which were decided in 2002 and 2003 as some of the witnesses of this case had also deposed during those trials.

    Mr Kumar was not an accused in both the cases which had resulted in acquittal of others.

    In July 2010, the trial court had framed charges of murder and rioting against the accused in connection with the case of killing of Surjit Singh in Delhi's Sultanpuri area.

    Shami reverse-swings India to fabulous win at Eden Gardens

    Pacer Mohammad Shami gave an awesome exhibition of reverse swing to cap a dream debut with five second innings wickets as India inflicted an innings defeat on a hapless West Indies inside three days in the first Test to mark a fabulous start to the Sachin Tendulkar farewell series on Friday.


    Shami followed up his 4-71 performance in the first innings with a 5-47 show in the second to claim an enviable match haul of 9-118 -- the best ever by an Indian pacer on debut.

    Shami's performance propelled India to an innings and 51-run victory in the first Test at the iconic Eden Gardens. Offie Ravichandran Ashwin followed up his exploits with the bat (124) with admirable figures of 3-46.

    Needing 219 runs to escape the ignominy of an innings upset, the West Indies collapsed like a pack of cards in the final session -- 98 minutes into the post tea session -- to be bundled out for 168. Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul (31 not out; 101 b, 2x4) put up a gritty resistance, but in the end ran out of partners.

    In the morning, Ashwin struck his second Test ton (124) and extended his seventh wicket stand with Rohit Sharma (177) to a staggering 280 to enable the hosts finish at a mammoth 453. The visitors had notched up 234 in their first innings.

    Beginning their second knock in the post-lunch session, the West Indies raised the promise of a fightback by reaching 101/1, courtesy a 68-run second wicket stand between Darren Bravo (37; 78 b, 4X4) and Kieran Powell (36; 83 b, 5x4), but Ashwin began the Caribbean demolition by foxing Powell with a flighted delivery that hit the batsman on the pad plumb in front of the stumps.

    Shami - after a listless effort in his first spell - returned with a vengeance close to tea, and saw the back of Marlon Samuels (4) with one that reversed and got him leg before.

    In the second over after tea, Bravo tried to cut Ashwin, who had pitched outside the off stump, and the ball dipped into the hands of a diving Rohit Sharma at point. The West Indies were then 120/4.

    Shami then jagged one back after pitching on a length just outside the off stump, inducing an inside edge from Windies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin (1), which was lapped up by his Indian counterpart.

    With half the side gone, Chanderpaul (23) and skipper Darren Sammy (8) tried to put up resistance briefly, but they crumbled in Shami's 11th over - the 49th of the innings.

    The Bengal pacer again pitched on a length outside the off stump, and got the ball to reverse, uprooting Sammy's middle stump.

    Two deliveries later, Shane Shillingfored got a similar ball which unsettled the off stump by breaking through the gate.

    There was a further tragedy for the Caribbeans after the next delivery. Shami again extracted reverse swing, and Veerasammy Permaul (0) was struck on the pads. As the Indian fielders appealed, Permaul took a few steps out of the crease, but the alert Dhoni was quick to throw down the stumps to get a run out decision.

    Justin Bieber Filmed Sleeping In Bed By Girl In Brazil

    Justin Bieber's sweet dreams were apparently caught on camera by a girl who might have been his bedmate. A video titled, "Justin Bieber sleeping with girl in Brasil" has popped up on YouTube and it is quickly gaining viewers.

    The 15-second clip features the 19-year-old pop star sleeping in his hotel room, then the camerawoman turns the lens on herself, smiles, and blows the superstar singer a kiss before the video cuts out. Bieber's lady friend has been identified by Perez Hilton as Tati Neves.

    Bieber has had quite the time since arriving in Brazil. Last week, he allegedly spent three hours inside the popular brothel Centauros in Rio de Janeiro before he was spotted sneaking out, covered in a bed sheet. Sources close to the singer denied the allegations, telling "Entertainment Tonight" that Bieber was not at a brothel, but rather a private members-only club that he was invited to by friends.

    Robyn Lawley Models Bikinis Like Nobody's Business In Cosmo Australia

    Few models have been able to transcend the plus-size world like Robyn Lawley has. With each modeling gig and interview, the Australian stunner seems to be fostering a body positive dialogue in the fashion industry as a whole. But while she's sounded off on everything from the "thigh gap" trend to the "heroin chic" look, sometimes it's better to show rather than tell.

    Lawley's inclusive message is pretty loud and clear in her latest photoshoot for Cosmopolitan Australia. Appearing in the December 2013 issue, the 24-year-old poses in a variety of swimwear, from patterned bikinis to vintage-inspired one-piece styles (we spotted some from the model's own collection!). You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who'd say that a size 0 model could've done a better job.

    This is Lawley's second swimwear spread for the Cosmo Australia, but she certainly has fans elsewhere in the industry. She was recently featured in a stunning photoshoot for GQ Australia, and Ralph Lauren hand-picked her to be its first plus-size model ever last year.

    But the most important thing to remember about Lawley? Her body does not define her. "People use me as a figurehead, and to me that misses the point and is blatantly offensive to thin women," she recently told the Guardian. "Curves don't epitomize a woman."

    CMA Award 2013 Winners Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban

    Florida Georgia Line was experiencing the power of a song at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night, taking two early trophies thanks to the overwhelming popularity of "Cruise."

    With their mothers in attendance, the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley scored single and vocal duo of the year. Their quick tally was more proof the so-called bro country movement is the sound of the moment in mainstream country. FGL kicked off the show performing a fist-pumping medley with Luke Bryan, and very quickly returned to the stage to take the trophy for single of the year for their "Cruise" remix featuring Nelly. They also played the new song "Round Here."

    Meanwhile, Kacey Musgraves — who, along with Taylor Swift, led all nominees with six — won the new artist trophy, besting a field including Florida Georgia Line.

    "This first year for me has just been undescribable," said Musgraves.

    Hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley got the show going on a jovial note as they took the stage with their opening skit, first joking about feuds in music. They got Bryan and Zac Brown to hug it out after their mild feud over song trends in Nashville. They joked about Juliette Hough's misguided blackface Halloween costume, urging Darius Rucker to start his own feud with the singer. They skewered Obamacare to a Nashville audience that roared with approval.

    Then, they brought out the guys from the hit show "Duck Dynasty" and parodied Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," with Willie Robertson doing a little twerk for Underwood.

    Swift tied Florida Georgia Line with two trophies after her "Highway Don't Care" collaboration with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban won musical event and music video of the year before the show began. Lee Brice's "I'd Drive Your Truck," about a fallen soldier whose father still drives his truck, won song of the year.

    Asaram Bapu raped teen, aides helped organise the crime, says police

    Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu, who has been in jail for more than two months, has denied that he sexually assaulted a school girl at his ashram or retreat in Jodhpur in Rajasthan in August.

    In court today, the Rajasthan Police furnished over 1300 pages that outline the case and the evidence against the 71 -year-old. The police's charges against him include sexual assault, raping and illegally confining a minor.

    But the police has also said today in a court in Jodhpur that the religious preacher did not act alone. It claims that four others - three attendants and the warden of the hostel where the school girl was enrolled in Madhya Pradesh - participated in a criminal conspiracy to allow Asaram Bapu access to her. So along with their employer, they have been charged with trafficking.

    The 16-year-old's parents, long-time followers of Asaram Bapu, sent her to study at the school that was attached to his ashram in Chindwara in Madhya Pradesh six years ago. This year, they began getting complaints from the hostel warden who said their daughter appeared possessed by evil spirits which only Asaram Bapu could exorcise.

    The warden and Asaram Bapu's aides then allegedly arranged for the girl to travel with her parents to meet with him at his Jodhpur retreat. In an hour alone with her, the parents were told, he would banish the evil spirits that had taken control of her.

    Two days later, the girl told her parents that she had been sexually assaulted. Her father says that Asaram Bapu and his aides warned of damaging consequences if they reported the matter to the police.

    He says he ignored those threats because he wants justice for his daughter.

    Just over a month after this case was registered, two sisters in Gujarat accused Asaram Bapu and his son, Narayan Sai, of molesting them at a pair of ashrams. That case is being investigated by the Gujarat Police.

    Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone Molested by a Man in Public Photo

    Bollywood beauty Bomb Deepika Padukone is running her career in a perfect path with a success taste in a row. Her best of career success are seen this year and one more most awaited flick Ram leela is ready to launch soon.

    Deepika Padukone is one of the best heroine in bollywood. She has large number of fans around world.A huge number of fans will follow the actress wherever she goes. Deepika maximum comes outside to functions,film Promotions,Parties and all. Recently Deepika P has come outside for launch the Magazine event.4

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    But the crowd was so excited to catch a glimpse of the leggy lass that it became difficult for her bodyguards to control the swelling crowd. One of the man in that crowd tried to touch Deepika padukone’s body.You can clearly observe in the below pic a unknown person trying to touch Deepika padukone’s body.She is really feeling insecure for this type of things.

    India vs West Indies Live Score: Sachin Tendulkar's 199th Test, Day 1

    With virtually one semifinal spot up for grabs in Group A, IPL champions Mumbai Indians will fancy their chances when they take on the bottom-placed Perth Scorchers in a do-or-die battle in their final round-robin match of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Wednesday.

    Mumbai Indians are currently at the third position with six points in the points table, while Otago Volts are placed second with 10 points with two victories under their belt and an abandoned game from three ties.

    Sitting at the top of Group A table with 12 points, are Rajasthan Royals, who have already made the last four stage.

    The Mumbai side will have to play out of their skins tomorrow to not just earn full marks to make it 10 and come at par with Otago Volts but also finish with a good run-rate, so that if the New Zealand outfit lose their next tie there is a chance for the Indian franchise to make the cut on the basis of a better run average.

    Rohit Sharma`s side got a big boost of confidence after a comfortable seven-wicket win over Highvels Lions in their previous encounter and they could not have asked for a weaker opponents than Perth Scorchers in a crucial game on Wednesday.

    There is no doubt that a strong Mumbai side would do everything in their power to post a comprehensive victory against the Scorchers, if Otago lose their last league tie against Rajasthan Royals to be held in Jaipur on Tuesday night.

    Even though the star-studded Mumbai outfit did not have an ideal start to the tournament as they suffered a defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals in the opening match before the second tie was washed out, they came back strongly to stamp their authority against the Lions.

    Having restricted the Lions to a meagre 140 for 5, Mumbai reached the modest target with nine balls to spare and they would look for nothing less than a repeat of that performance where both their batsmen and bowlers fired in unison.

    The bowlers, despite the absence of their match-winning pacer Lasith Malinga, did well with Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha successfully putting breaks to the opponents` scoring besides chipping in with important wickets.

    While chasing, the batsmen did their job to perfection with Dwayne Smith hitting a 47-ball 63, and Kieron Pollard playing an unbeaten 32-run cameo towards the end; skipper Rohit Sharma, with 20 runs, also contributed to the success.

    The worrying part though remains the form of Sachin Tendulkar, playing his last tournament for Mumbai Indians. But over the years he has shown that he always makes it count when it matters the most and the team will be hoping for the veteran batsman to shine on Wednesday.

    Apart from him, even the likes of Dinesh Kartik and Ambati Rayudu are also yet to show their true potential in the tournament.

    The favourites Mumbai have the resources to topple the lowly Scorchers, but they would certainly need to guard against over-confidence when they take the field here at the Ferozshah Kotla ground.

    The Scorchers, on the other hand, with two loses and a match being abandoned are languishing at the bottom of the table with two points.

    Already out of contention for a semifinal spot, the Scorchers have only pride to play for tomorrow and spoil Mumbai`s chances.

    But for that they would require to strike hard with their available resources. Scorchers are here without some key players and have not been able to pose any real challenge to any of their opponents so far in the League.

    After an abandoned tie against the Lions, the Scorchers lost to Otago Volts by 62 runs and then got a nine-wicket thrashing at the hands of Rajasthan Royals.

    While against Otago, Hilton Cartwright was the lone batsman who showed some spark by scoring a fine 68 off 53 balls, the entire batting line-up came a cropper against Rajasthan.

    After the Australian side were bundled out for a mere 120 with Adam Voges top-scoring with 27, the Royals chased down the total in just 16.3 overs. But even Voges has now flown home due to a back complaint.

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