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Salman Khan With his latest release Ek Tha Tiger already raking in more than Rs 150-crore in revenue, the going has never been better for Bollywood's bad boy. The

Salman Khan
With his latest release Ek Tha Tiger already raking in more than Rs 150-crore in revenue, the going has never been better for Bollywood’s bad boy.

Pussy Riot
Three members of the Russian punk band, Pussy Riot, were sentenced to two years' imprisonment for their protest against President Vladimir Putin in a church. The girls had stormed the altar of Moscow's main cathedral in February to belt out a song deriding Putin. The judge, Marina Syrova, declared the girls guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, but the verdict is being seen as another example of Putin's intolerance of dissent in Russia. The girl band has the support of a host of international celebrities including Madonna, Paul McCartney and Sting. success of film, which crossed the Rs 100-crore mark in record time, has led to Salman Khan becoming perhaps the most bankable star in Bollywood. This is the fourth Salman Khan movie to make it to the coveted Rs 100-crore club, reinforcing the axiom that bad boys can also be a good thing.

The Under-19 cricket team
Even as Team India was trying to come to terms with a world minus Laxman and Dravid, their under-19 counterparts were blazing a trail at the world cup in Australia. Helped by some accurate spin bowling, India beat New Zealand by 9 runs on Thursday to storm into the finals of the tournament, where they will meet the hosts on Sunday. The Indian colts also beat Pakistan in a tense quarterfinal match earlier this week.

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