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Chris Pratt features as superhero Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy.

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The National Award winning actor Saurabh Shukla feels films with newer themes and fresh stories are also making good money.

Silambam is Tamil Nadu's weapon-based ancient art form and Samantha will be showing off her Silambam skills in the untitled flick, which will be directed by Ponram.

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Earlier this week, Twitter claimed that it has brought in $548 million in revenue in first quarter of current year.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai received a stock award of $198.7 million in 2016, roughly double his 2015 stock award of $99.8 million

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Facebook security researchers and its chief security officer said the company will monitor the efforts of those who try to hurt "civic discourse" on its service.

Rajkot News

Ugly scenes in RMC as Congress-BJP corporators face off over drinking water issue
Ugly scenes in RMC as Congress-BJP corporators face off over drinking water issue

This was the seventh meeting since the new general board of the civic body was formed after elections in 2015.

Rajkot PSI suicide: Father files complaint against alleged lover, three others
Rajkot PSI suicide: Father files complaint against alleged lover, three others

Based on the complaint, A Division police booked the four under IPC section 306 and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Act

Upleta municipality president, woman booked for driving Rajkot PSI to suicide
Upleta municipality president, woman booked for driving Rajkot PSI to suicide

While he was in charge of Bedipara police chowky of B Division police station in Rajkot, PSI Maru was named as an accused in an alleged case of custodial death in March last year.

Gir Somnath: MLA son, 2 others injured in scuffle over toll
Gir Somnath: MLA son, 2 others injured in scuffle over toll

“In his complaint, Sursinh, who runs a construction business in Surat, has accused around 10 men of beating him up with iron pipes and sticks.” an officer said.

Kutch: Pakistan arrests 42 Indian fishermen off Jakhau coast
Kutch: Pakistan arrests 42 Indian fishermen off Jakhau coast

Manish Lodhari, former president of Porbandar Boat Association said that the PMSA struck while seven fishing boats of Gujarat with 42 fishermen on board were operating near the notional IMBL on Sunday morning.

Gujarat: Four-year-old feared dead after he falls into tubewell
Gujarat: Four-year-old feared dead after he falls into tubewell

The incident comes a year after a two-and-half-year-old girl was killed in a similar accident in Dhrangardhra taluka of Surendranagar.

Lion cub falls in well at Amreli village, drowns
Lion cub falls in well at Amreli village, drowns

The incident comes around a month after a lion cub was mowed down by a railway engine in neighbouring Savarkundla taluka.

Accused of stalking, suspended Rajkot cop commits suicide
Accused of stalking, suspended Rajkot cop commits suicide

A Division police have registered a case of accidental death in this connection and started an investigation.

Water tanker ferrying liquor seized in Rajkot
Water tanker ferrying liquor seized in Rajkot

The police also arrested two other men—Shidam’s son Suresh (22) and his friend Ankit Pal (21)—who were piloting the tanker laden with liquor.

Rajkot time bomb case: Bomb planted to get house vacated, say Police
Rajkot time bomb case: Bomb planted to get house vacated, say Police

Police said that accused, planted the bomb and actually wanted to explode it in order to get a residential property, grabbed by one Dalpat Vyas, Nitin Baba and Munna Baba, vacated.

Gujarat: 7 injured in Morbi village mob attack
Gujarat: 7 injured in Morbi village mob attack

Halvad police said that the incident took place around 10:30 am on Tuesday when a mob of around 40 persons went to the farmhouse of one Pruthvisinh Zala and attacked him and his brother.

Gujarat: Gas cylinder explodes in Amreli village, 9 injured
Gujarat: Gas cylinder explodes in Amreli village, 9 injured

Babara police said the incident took place around 7 am when Sharda Jadav (30) was preparing tea at her home in Tramboda.

Gujarat: Cooking gas cylinder explodes in Amreli village, 9 injured
Gujarat: Cooking gas cylinder explodes in Amreli village, 9 injured

The injured were first rushed to a government hospital in Babra town from where they were referred to civil hospital in Amreli for further treatment.

Rajkot district panchayat: After Gujarat govt scraps LAD scheme, fund allocated to constituencies
Rajkot district panchayat: After Gujarat govt scraps LAD scheme, fund allocated to constituencies

Panchayat allocates Rs 18 lakh to each of the 36 constituencies

Fortune-teller booked for rape in Rajkot
Fortune-teller booked for rape in Rajkot

In her complaint, the victim stated that Bhatt continued to sexually abuse her over the next 10 years threatening her of dire consequences should she speak out.

Two die of swine flu in Rajkot
Two die of swine flu in Rajkot

Bechar Patel (45), succumbed to the H1NI virus late last night.

How rivalry between Goa Gutkha, Hot gutkha brands in Dubai led to contract for killing a Gujarati man
How rivalry between Goa Gutkha, Hot gutkha brands in Dubai led to contract for killing a Gujarati man

According to investigators, this led Dawood Ibrahim’s brother, Anees Ibrahim, to threaten Khatri into joining hands with him, reportedly by ordering a hit on the latter’s relative in Rajkot.

Islamic State plot: ATS takes Vaseem to Chotila
Islamic State plot: ATS takes Vaseem to Chotila

A team of ATS took Vaseem, 30, to Chotila and did a reconstruction of his visit to the temple town in Surendranagar district.

Rajkot administration facilitates regularisation of residential encroachments on ULC land
Rajkot administration facilitates regularisation of residential encroachments on ULC land

The administration held a special camp at Raiya road and helped 103 families to help fill up application forms seeking regularisation of their homes.

Kutch doctor held for ‘raping’ pregnant woman
Kutch doctor held for ‘raping’ pregnant woman

The PSI said that the woman was three months pregnant and that if she had gone to the doctor previously for checkup was a matter of investigation.

Gujarat: Woman killed in celebratory firing at marriage procession in Botad
Gujarat: Woman killed in celebratory firing at marriage procession in Botad

Police said that Neeta and her husband Mukehs, residents of Devdhari village, were also attending marriage of Solanki, their neighbour in their village.

Rajkot: Govt depts, banks, private firms among major property tax defaulters
Rajkot: Govt depts, banks, private firms among major property tax defaulters

The waiver is 100 per cent if the interest on tax is up to Rs 25,000 and 15 per cent if the interest is Rs 2 lakh.

Gujarat CM inagurates housing project in Rajkot
Gujarat CM inagurates housing project in Rajkot

The affordable houses have come up in Popatpara area of the city.

Bhopal woman wins Rajkot half-marathon
Bhopal woman wins Rajkot half-marathon

Powered by a solid start, Yadav steamed home in 1 hour, 19 minutes, 50 seconds as crowd cheered her on near the finish line at the Athletics Ground in Race Course of Rajkot.

Gujarat man shot dead after clash over installing windmills in Surendranagar
Gujarat man shot dead after clash over installing windmills in Surendranagar

Police said that the men hired by the private firm opened fire on farmers, killing one of them and injuring three others

Patels gather in big numbers as events for consecration of Khodaldham begin
Patels gather in big numbers as events for consecration of Khodaldham begin

The main procession of idol of goddess Khodiyar, the patron deity of the Leuva Patel community, began at 6 am from Race Course ground in Rajkot city.

‘Custodial death of gangsters’: Five Rajkot policemen sent to 14-day judicial custody
‘Custodial death of gangsters’: Five Rajkot policemen sent to 14-day judicial custody

The advocate of the accused policemen said that the investigating agency did not have valid ground for further custodial interrogation.

Prakash Lunagariya ‘murder’: Rajkot police book unidentified men
Prakash Lunagariya ‘murder’: Rajkot police book unidentified men

Police had said that Prakash and Pendo were injured in a brawl that ensued after the duo and three others robbed a man of Rs 5,700, but couldn’t reach agreement to share the booty.

Traffic warden detained with ‘stolen’ bike in Rajkot
Traffic warden detained with ‘stolen’ bike in Rajkot

A team of Bhaktinagar police, led by head constable Sameer Sheikh, stopped traffic warden Ayyub Kureshi while he was passing by Ahir Chowk on 80-feet road at 11:15 am.

Rajkot factory owner detained, Rs 14 lakh new currency notes seized in Junagadh
Rajkot factory owner detained, Rs 14 lakh new currency notes seized in Junagadh

Acting on a tip off, Junagadh Taluka police stopped a Swift car at Junagadh Bypass road late on Wednesday evening and seized 700 currency notes of Rs 2000 denomination.

Rajkot police detains for loot of gold jewellery worth Rs 90 lakh
Rajkot police detains for loot of gold jewellery worth Rs 90 lakh

Six persons were today detained in connection with the alleged robbery of around 5 kg gold jewellery worth over Rs 90 lakh from the branch here of gold financing company Muthoot Fincorp at Jetpur road in Dhoraji in Rajkot on Monday.

Rajkot city police bust racket of printing counterfeit notes, arrest two
Rajkot city police bust racket of printing counterfeit notes, arrest two

During search of the vehicle, police found 1300 counterfeit notes of Rs2000 denomination and 20 fake notes of Rs500 denominations.

Fake notes of new Rs 2,000/500 with face value of Rs 26.10 lakh seized; 2 held
Fake notes of new Rs 2,000/500 with face value of Rs 26.10 lakh seized; 2 held

The notes were kept inside the speaker box of the car in which they were travelling

Rajkot: 5 kg gold jewellery looted from Muthoot Finance branch
Rajkot: 5 kg gold jewellery looted from Muthoot Finance branch

Three persons were armed with country-made revolver and knife, and their act was caught on the CCTV camera based on which the police launched a search operation.

Gujarat: Govt plans lion safari in Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Gujarat: Govt plans lion safari in Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary

According to 2015 census, the population of Asiatic lions was estimated to be 523.

Lion safaris inside Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary soon: CM Vijay Rupani
Lion safaris inside Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary soon: CM Vijay Rupani

Rupani was addressing his relatives and acquaintances after having darshan of his community deity in Chanaka village of Bhesan taluka in Junagadh district