• Arab News

    Modi or Gandhi? Indian mystics split over poll outcome

    MUMBAI: Transgender mystic Zoya Lobo turns over three oracle cards, studies them for a minute and looks up. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will definitely win India's general election this summer, she proclaims. Clairvoyant Larra Shah also predicts a victory for Modi owing to his “extremely powerful aura,” but astrologer Raj Kumar Sharma thinks opposition leader Rahul Gandhi will win because his party's moon sign is Virgo. Vedic astrology is big business in Hindu-majority India and stargazers are making a host of predictions for the world's biggest elections starting next month - their many followers hanging on every utterance. Some 900 million voters are registered to cast ballots in the vote

  • Emirates24|7

    Ranbir's dad Rishi getting better

    Ranbir Kapoor had a great 2018 in the form of his film Sanju which went on to gross over 300 crores and is in the top five list of successful Bollywood films ever. His next is Brahmastra in which he shares screen space with Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan. “Yes, I am excited because it is my next film. But then there is time because it is coming in December.  We have around 35-40 days of shooting left on the film,” says the actor. Ranbir came in for a lot of praise from Amitabh Bachchan recently. “BachchanSir is like family to me. He treats me like family,” smiles the actor. Meanwhile Ranbir shares the good news that his father and actor Rishi Kapoor has been recovering quickly. “He is doing

  • Al Jazeera

    Abu Dhabi crown prince 'proposed killing Taliban leaders': report

    Mohammed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi's crown prince, proposed to set up an assassination programme targeting top Taliban leaders during a meeting with the top US diplomat earlier this year, the Middle East Eye (MEE) news website has reported. The crown prince made the offer during Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the UAE on January 12 amid disagreements over the progress of peace talks between US and Taliban negotiators, MEE reported on Thursday, citing to a source with detailed knowledge of the meeting. According to the source, bin Zayed told Pompeo that Washington risked allowing Afghanistan to fall back into the hands of the "backward, bearded bad guys" and proposed hiring mercenaries to kill Taliban leaders to weaken the group's negotiating position.

  • Emirates24|7

    Nick Jonas: Married life is amazing

    Nick Jonas says married life has been "amazing" so far, as he says it is an "incredible thing" that has made his life "way better". The 26-year-old singer tied the knot with 'Quantico' actress Priyanka Chopra late last year, and has said he's loving being a husband so far, as he says it's an "incredible thing" that has made his life "way better". Speaking about how he and Priyanka support each other emotionally, the Jonas Brothers star said: "Well, I think that we both obviously look out for each other in every way that we can. Nick recently announced he is reuniting with his older brothers Joe and Kevin Jonas to revive their band the Jonas Brothers, and says he's "anxious" but "excited" to get back out on the road, especially now that all three of them are adults with their own families and partners.

  • Emirates24|7

    Flash floods kill at least 58 in Indonesia's Papua

    Flash floods in Indonesia's eastern Papua province have killed at least 58 people, an official said Sunday, as rescuers battled mud, rocks and fallen trees in the hunt for survivors. The death toll was expected to rise as emergency services struggled to reach people in hard-hit areas, with more than 70 people injured and 4,150 evacuated. The floods - triggered by torrential rain and landslides on Saturday - damaged numerous homes in the northeastern town of Sentani, said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. "The number of casualties and impact of the disaster will likely increase as search and rescue teams are still trying to reach other affected areas," he said. The waters

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Arab Coalition launches raids on Yemen's Houthis in Sanaa

    The Arab Coalition in Yemen launched raids on Houthi camps in the capital Sanaa, including the Al-Dulaimi air base. The US ambassador to Yemen blamed the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on Thursday for the hold-up to a UN-led peace deal in the main port of Hodeidah and said Houthi weapons pose a threat to other countries in the region. Last Update: Saturday, 23 March 2019 KSA 09:19 - GMT 06:19

  • Emirates24|7

    Sridevi's daughter lauds Madhuri for replacing her mother

    Janhvi Kapoor has been elated after watching Madhuri Dixit in the Kalank trailer and in the poster of the film. After all, she was the one who had let the cat out of the bag first stating that Madhuri has stepped into her late mother Sridevi's shoes in the film. “Who was I to welcome her? But I was very excited as an audience to see her in that role. I have been a huge fan of her work. The songs, the trailers and everything about that film was so good. She is looking wonderful. And yes, so I am very excited now for the film as well,” says Janhvi about the film bankrolled by her film mentor - Karan Johar. Janhvi attributes everything she has to her parents specially fame -  “Fame is important