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  • Robin Williams left project 'Absolutely Anything' incomplete? 3 days ago

    The makers of "Absolutely Anything" are reportedly planning to remove actor Robin Williams' contribution in the film as the late star couldn't complete his work due to his sudden death. Williams gave his voice to the animated character of Dennis the Dog in "Absolutely Anything" - a live-action British comedy...
  • Was Kamal Haasan right in calling Robin Williams' suicide a 'cop-out'? 1 week ago

    New Delhi: What must have Robin Williams be thinking while taking his life? In a rather graphic report released by Marin County assistant deputy chief coroner, the authorities have said that Williams was found hanging by the roof of his room, by his own belt. With more gruesome details coming...
  • Is Aamir Khan's naked 'PK' poster entirely original? Here are two other posters that look suspiciously similar to 'PK' August 4, 2014

    While the latest poster of Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK' has gathered a lot of attention, many on the world wide web have questioned its originality. From jokes and memes about the the Aamir Khan's big-eared look, many are pointing out that the posters for his earlier films were also similar to...
  • Senior JD(U) leader Monazir Hassan joins BJP July 2, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday got a shot in its arm when former MP and senior JD(U) leader Monazir Hassan joined the party and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for development of minorities. "Narendra Modi has talked about inclusive development and the need for taking everybody along. He...
  • Karnataka: Baby dies in hospital; family alleges rat bite marks on body June 24, 2014

    Bangalore: A two-month-old baby girl died at a private hospital in Hassan district in Karnataka on Sunday following which her parents alleged that she died due to the negligence of the hospital authorities. According to police, the baby was admitted to Rajeev Hospital in Hassan on Saturday complaining of breathing...
  • Scores killed during battle for Iraq provincial capital, main oil refinery shut June 17, 2014

    Baghad: Scores of Iraqis were killed on Tuesday during a battle for a provincial capital, and fighting shut the main oil refinery, starving parts of the country of fuel and power as an uprising by Sunni insurgents threatens Iraq's survival as a state. Government forces said that that they repelled an...
  • Iran's President vows to defend nuclear rights June 4, 2014

    On the eve of talks, Iran's moderate president said Tuesday that his administration will defend the Islamic Republic's nuclear rights and work to end international sanctions that have devastated its economy. Hassan Rouhani's remarks were seen as part of his efforts to defuse claims by hard-liners that he has given too...
  • Brunei adopts sharia law, punishment includes whipping, amputation May 2, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The sultanate of Brunei this week becomes the first East Asian country to introduce Islamic criminal law, the latest example of a deepening religious conservatism that has also taken root in parts of neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei, a tiny former British protectorate of about 400,000 nestled between two...
  • LS polls: Gowda's last battle in Hassan, Modi jibe gets him sympathy April 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Narendra Modi, the BJP's PM nominee, seems to have generated some sympathy for former prime minister HD Deve Gowda across Karnataka. Addressing an election meeting at a Gowda stronghold of Chikkaballapura near Bangalore, Modi offered assistance to Gowda. Reacting to a statement of Gowda that he won't be living...
  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature March 31, 2014

    The 'Ship of Theseus' filmmaker Anand Gandhi revealed the first look of his next venture. The documentary feature is titled 'Proposition for a Revolution' and is directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. Gandhi also urged the online community for active participation. ...
  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to perform at IIFA Technical awards March 13, 2014

    Tampa Bay (Florida): Popular Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will take centrestage during the IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Magic of the Movies and Technical Awards event to be held here next month. Rahat, the nephew of legendary singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, is popular both in India and Pakistan....
  • Asia Cup: Afghanistan stun Bangladesh for first win over a Test nation March 1, 2014

    Fatullah: Afghanistan notched up their first major win against a Test playing nation as they produced an all-round performance to script an upset 32-run victory over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup match, here on Saturday. Chasing 255 for victory, Bangladesh could not recover from a top-order collapse and kept on losing...
  • Iran moves to cooperate in UN nuclear bomb probe February 10, 2014

    Vienna/Dubai: The UN nuclear agency said on Sunday that Iran had agreed to start addressing suspicions that it may have worked on designing an atomic weapon, a potential breakthrough in a long-stalled investigation into Tehran's atomic activities. The development - although limited for now - marked a step forward in an...
  • Bangladesh say they will play against India in next two years January 30, 2014

    Dhaka: The threat to their Test status in the proposed shake-up in world cricket having been averted, Bangladesh Cricket Board on Thursday said that they will play against India, England and Australia in the next two years. BCB President Nazmul Hassan said he hoped to sign the Members Participation Agreements (MPA)...
  • Iran prepares for start of landmark nuclear deal January 20, 2014

    Tehran: Ahead of the start of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, an official in the Islamic Republic called limiting uranium enrichment and diluting its stockpile the country's "most important commitments," state radio reported. The comments by Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman of Iran's atomic department, show how the government...
  • Iran: Second Monkey sent into space December 14, 2013

    Iran's President said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic has successfully sent a monkey into space for the second time, part of a program aimed at manned space flight. Hassan Rouhani's website President.ir said that the launch of the rocket dubbed Pajohesh, or Research in Farsi, was Iran's first use of...
  • BCB boss hopes unrest will end before T20 World Cup December 11, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's Cricket Board chief said on Tuesday he was hopeful the country could host next year's Twenty20 World Cup after the country's two main parties met in a bid to end a deepening political crisis. Nazmul Hassan's comments came a day after he expressed concern about whether the 16-team contest...
  • Bangladesh wants WI U-19 team to stay on despite bomb blast December 10, 2013

    Chittagong: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) wants West Indies Under-19 team to reconsider its decision to pull out of the current tour. West Indies decision to withdraw was prompted by an explosion near the team hotel in Chittagong on Sunday as the country prepares for general election next month, reports...
  • Hezbollah says commander killed in Beirut, blames Israel December 5, 2013

    A Hezbollah commander who fought in Syria's civil war was shot dead outside his home in Lebanon on Wednesday in a killing which the militant Shi'ite Muslim group blamed on Israel. Hassan al-Laqqis was shot in the head from close range by a silenced gun as he arrived home at around...
  • Maldives leader appoints niece as foreign minister November 19, 2013

    New Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has appointed his niece, the daughter of former autocratic ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, as the Foreign Minister, reviving the powerful family's influence over the country's politics. Dhunya Maumoon, 43, was appointed as the Foreign Minister along with five other ministers on Sunday, shortly after Yameen was...
  • 15 Oscar-nominated films to be screened at IFFI November 19, 2013

    Panaji: The 44th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that kicks off tomorrow here will screen 15 Oscar-nominated films from world over. "We will be screening 15 Oscar nominated movies this time," film festival director Shankar Mohan said. Since 2011, the films that have won award in...
  • Ceasefire violations causing economic stress: Omar Abdullah November 14, 2013

    Jammu: Tension on the Line of Control and the international border directly impacts the tranquillity and development process in Jammu and Kashmir and endangers life and property of the people, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday. "Ceasefire violations and shelling not only make the people leave their homes, but severely...
  • US lawmakers seek tighter Iran sanctions before any deal November 11, 2013

    US lawmakers said on Sunday they aimed to tighten sanctions on Iran to prevent Washington giving away too much in a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme that diplomats said was still possible despite the failure of high-level weekend talks. Their comments reflected widespread Congressional scepticism about a rapprochement between Iran and...
  • Pak military seeks apology over Jamaat chief's remarks November 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan military on Sunday strongly condemned as "irresponsible and misleading" the remarks by Jamaat-e-Islami chief Munawar Hassan for declaring the slain Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud as a "martyr" and sought an apology. It said that he had insulted "the shahadat of thousands of innocent Pakistanis and soldiers of Pakistan's...
  • Reshma is in a better place today, says Adnan Sami November 7, 2013

    Mumbai: "I don't mourn her death as much as I mourn her last days of throat cancer," said Adnan Sami on Pakistani singing sensation Reshma, who died of throat cancer. Reshma died Sunday in Lahore. The signer, who regaled south Asians with her folk singing, could have lived if only her...
  • Iran sentences activist actress to 18-month in prison October 30, 2013

    Tehran: An Iranian court has sentenced an actress known for her reformist political activism to 18 months in prison on security charges, newspapers reported in another sign of the underlying tensions between Iran's hard-liners and calls for greater openness by new President Hassan Rouhani. The reports came on Tuesday, a day...
  • Iran 'a year or more' from nuclear capability, says Obama October 5, 2013

    President Barack Obama says US intelligence assessments show Iran is still "a year or more away" from building a nuclear weapon. The president's assessment puts him at odds with Israel, which says Iran is just months away from being able to build a bomb. Obama, in an interview with a news agency,...
  • Smuggler: Arjun lends his voice for a song September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Music composer Arjun Janya turned into a singer for upcoming film 'Smuggler'. The film has been produced by Priya Hassan and Gowramma. The song is called 'Train bulletgintha vega' and it is likely to be picturised on the locations in Bangalore. 'Smuggler' also features Sayyaji Shindhe, Harry and Ramesh Bhat...
  • J&K Agriculture Minister offers himself for probe September 25, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir on Wednesday said he would offer himself for an open, time-bound probe. The statement comes in the wake of remarks by former army chief Gen VK Singh that money was paid to ministers. Gen Singh told a news channel on Monday that money...