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  • Opera Mini to become the default browser on Microsoft's low-cost phones 2 days ago

    Oslo: Norwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of Microsoft's Nokia mobile phone unit and reported second-quarter earnings above expectations on Thursday, sending it shares sharply higher. "We have signed a strategic licensing deal with Microsoft. We are basically taking over the browser building...
  • Modi government took credit for schemes introduced by Congress, says Sonia Gandhi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of taking credit for the schemes and programmes of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and stated that despite doing so much, the Congress-led alliance lost in the Lok Sabha polls as people got misled by false...
  • Asha Sahay, who once fought for freedom in Bose's Azad Hind Fauj, now fights illiteracy in Bihar August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On August 15, 2014, India celebrates its 68th Independence Day. There have been thousands of soldiers who sacrified their lives for the country's independence. Asha Sahay is one such name who joined Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Azad Hind Fauj at the young age of 16. Asha Sahay was...
  • Singer Asha Bhosle condemns offensive lyrics, says she was shocked to hear 'Halkat Jawani' August 3, 2014

    For Asha Bhosle, survival in the competitive world of showbiz wasn't easy. And going by the obstacles she had to deal with, the domain is neither meant for the thin-skinned, not the weak-minded. Only someone as determined and resolute like Asha could have taken on challenges to carve a niche...
  • Tribute to RD Burman: Asha Bhosle remembers Pancham da June 28, 2014

    RD Burman's wife and singer Asha Bhosle remembers the greatest musician of the Indian cinema. ...
  • Quick Quiz: How well do you known your favourite composer RD Burman? June 27, 2014

    Son of legendary music director Sachin Dev Burman, RD Burman was a music maestro and his compositions still enchant us. Popularly known as Pancham da, he composed musical scores for over 331 movies. RD Burman was influenced by Western, Latin, Oriental and Arabic music, and incorporated elements from...
  • BJP backed candidate Asha Lakra wins Ranchi mayoral polls June 27, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed candidate Asha Lakra was on Friday declared winner in the Ranchi mayoral election, more than a year after the polls were cancelled over cash-for-vote allegations. Asha Lakra defeated Trinamool Congress (TMC) backed candidate Naveen Lakra by a margin of 14,969 votes, said an official. Asha...
  • Jung visits home for mentally challenged May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In a step towards improving the conditions of rehab homes across the city, Delhi's Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today visited Asha Kiran Home for mentally challenged in Rohini. After the visit, Jung said he was tremendously moved at the fate of the mentally handicapped and that Delhi government...
  • Asha Bhosle overwhelmed by her performance in Paris May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran singer Asha Bhosle says her latest performance in Paris was welcomed by a warm and cultured audience. "Thank you Paris for your warm welcome and (for) being such a fantastic cultured audience. Overwhelmed. Carrying memories back with me to India," the 80-year-old posted on her Twitter page Friday. The versatile...
  • There were no disputes between Gulzar bhai and Pancham: Asha Bhosle April 16, 2014

    Mumbai: From the time she sang 'Ghar jayegi tar jayegi doliyaan chadh jayegi' for Gulzar in 'Khushboo', Asha Bhosle has shared a very special rapport with her Gulzar bhai who has been named for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award. She feels it has gone to the "very deserving artist". "When I...
  • Shatrughan Sinha feels thrilled to receive IIFA film reward April 13, 2014

    Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who would be bestowed with a special award at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), said he was thrilled with the honour. The 67-year-old veteran actor will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema at the IIFA awards this year, which is set to take...
  • Salman Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle to campaign for Bappi Lahiri? April 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Thanks to the star-spangled nominations by top political parties, West Bengal is set to witness a Bollywood extravaganza during the election campaign. Famed music composer Bappi Lahiri, contesting the Lok Sabha polls on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket, is likely to bring in Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and melody...
  • It's hard to believe that now when I dial her number she won't be there to answer: Asha Parekh on Nanda March 27, 2014

    Mumbai: For veteran actress Asha Parekh, it's hard to believe that her friend and confidante Nanda is no more. She says she had spoken to the late actress just the night before she passed away, and finds it "frightening" that she didn't even get a chance to bid her goodbye. Nanda,...
  • Nokia X, X+, XL: Nokia launches its first Android-based budget phones February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Nokia introduced a new family of smartphones, the Nokia X series of phones. The first three phones in the family - the Nokia X, X+ and XL - run on the new Nokia X software platform, that is based on Google's Android. The phones under the Nokia X family...
  • Asha Bhosle to perform with double-Grammy winning Dutch Metropole Orchestra February 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Melody queen Asha Bhosle is all set to go on a tour with double-Grammy winning Dutch Metropole Orchestra in May. Asha, 80, will be performing with the hybrid orchestra in Amsterdam, The Hague and Paris on May 3, May 4 and May 8 respectively. "European followers: I'll be performing...
  • Nach Baliye 6: Rithvik Dhanjani, Asha Negi win the finale February 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Television actors Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi won the sixth season of celebrity dance reality show 'Nach Baliye' Saturday. The couple has been part of the show from the beginning and have been giving spell-binding performances. The winning couple was awarded the official 'Nach Baliye' trophy along with Rs 35...
  • FTP: Asha Mirje controversial remarks: Do members of women's commissions obstruct gender justice? January 29, 2014

    Asha Mirje, a member of the Maharashtra Women Commission, stirred quite a controversy by putting the onus of blame on women for rape rather than on the perpetrators. She said, during a speech in Nagpur, "women too are responsible to an extent (for rape). Their clothing and behaviour too play...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: DGCA asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    In what could probably expose the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, a letter accessed by CNN-IBN shows that the private airlines were asked by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide special privileges to Parliamentarians, contrary to Minister Ajit Singh's claims. ...
  • Asha Mirje's remarks should be taken as a grandmother's advice: Supriya Sule January 29, 2014

    Nationalist Congress Party leader Supriya Sule said on Wednesday that one should not read much into the remarks made by Maharashtra Women Commission member and party colleague Asha Mirje on rape as she was talking like any grandmother would. Talking to CNN-IBN, Sule said, "She was talking like a grandmother would. My...
  • 'Why did gangrape victim have to go for a late show?' Twitter reacts angrily at Asha Mirje's comment January 29, 2014

    Asha Mirje, a member of the Maharashtra Women Commission, stirred quite a controversy on Wednesday by putting the onus of blame on women for rape rather than on the perpetrators. She said, during a speech in Nagpur, "women too are responsible to an extent (for rape). Their clothing and behaviour...
  • Maharashtra Women Commission member blames women for rape January 29, 2014

    Mumbai: In yet another shame for the country, a member of a women's commission panel has blamed women for rape. "Women too are responsible to an extent (for rape). Their clothing and behaviour too play a part. The Delhi gangrape victim could have gone for the 9.00 pm show. Why did...
  • Popularity matters a lot on 'Nach Baliye': Rithvik Dhanjani January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Nach Baliye' might have talented contestants performing elaborate dance sequences but their popularity does have a heavy impact, says TV actor Rithvik Dhanjani who, along with his girlfriend Asha Negi, is a strong contender for the upcoming finale. The actor, who was previously seen in shows like 'Bandini', 'Pyaar...
  • Bollywood mourns the death of 'full of life' Sunanda Pushkar January 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Asha Bhosle, Sridevi and Shabana Azmi have expressed shock and grief at the 'sudden' and 'unfortunate' demise of Indian Minister of State for Human Resources Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. They remember her as an exuberant person with a zest for life. Sunanda, who was active in...
  • India-born educationist named for top British honour December 31, 2013

    Asha Khemka, an India-born educationist in Britain, has been named for the highest British Civilian Award For Women for her services to education. Khemka, Principal And Chief Executive Of West Nottinghamshire College At Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, has been named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ in the New...
  • 'D Day to 'David': 10 films which deserved more appreciation at the box office December 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Episodic film 'David' or heart-wrenching mother-daughter drama 'Mai' or rare medical thriller 'Ankur Arora Murder Case' are some of the cinematically superlative films, but they failed to click at the box office. Here is a list of 10 such films that deserved better viewership and appreciation than what they got: David:...