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  • I am happy doing theatre: Ira Dubey 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Ira Dubey, whom Bollywood audiences remember for being at her bitchy best with Sonam Kapoor in "Aisha", has come into her own with "Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend" as a feisty career girl. The actress, who is looking forward to more films, however, says she's content doing theatre. Rumour has it that...
  • We are not Congress stooges, says Censor Board's Ira Bhaskar January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Academician Ira Bhaskar, one of the 10 members to quit the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) following chairperson Leela Samson's resignation, says they are "not Congress stooges" and were never "rebels without a cause". A proof, she says, is the December 2013 letter in which the board had...
  • Censor Board not autonomous, Leela Samson took right decision, says member Pankaj Sharma January 17, 2015

    A day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government, Censor Board member Pankaj Sharma said that the government has ignored appeals of CBFC members to empower the panel. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sharma said on Saturday, "The board has not met for the past one year....
  • Nine CBFC members resign citing interference, corruption in I&B Ministry January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification have sent their resignation letters to the Information and Broadcasting Minister on Saturday citing interference and corruption in the ministry. The resignations came a day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government. In their letter to...
  • Ira Bhaskar quits Censor Board to protest certification to 'MSG' January 17, 2015

    After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor board member Ira Bhaskar also decided to quit. Samson mentioned "interference, coercion and corruption of panel members and officers of the organisation appointed by the Ministry" as reasons for...
  • Censor Board is the last word, we dont interfere: Government January 17, 2015

    The Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore slammed Leela Samson saying that the tribunal was doing it's job and was an independent body. He also said that if she had allegations of co-ercion she should present evidence that there was interference. ...
  • MSG row takes its toll, Censor Board member Ira Bhaskar resigns in support of chief Leela Samson January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor Board member Ira Bhaskar has also decided to quit. Bhaskar said, "My letter will go in the evening. I've decided to resign. Our members had discussed on this issue...
  • Censor Board members up in arms, Leela Samson resigns January 16, 2015

    Just three days after the Censor Board refused certification to Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's controversial film Messenger of God, the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal overturned that decision. Hours later, Censor board Chief Leela Samson resigned, terming the Tribunal's decision "a mockery" of the Censor Board. ...
  • Leela Samson resigns: Is it time to scrap the Censor Board? January 16, 2015

    The Censor Board is up in arms after the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal cleared the release of the controversial movie 'Messenger of God' despite the board having said no to the film. Censor Board Chief Leela Samson resigned in protest and more members of the board have followed suit. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 16, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • I am not trying to play god in the movie: Dera Chief January 16, 2015

    Ram Rahim Singh denied playing god in the movie and urged protesters to see the movie for themselves before passing judgement. He also denied putting any pressure on the censor board. Dera supporters are celebrating the clearance of the film by the apellate tribunal. ...
  • This is a serious charge by the Censor board chief: Congress January 16, 2015

    Leela Samson's resignation is one among many in the recent past. The style of the Modi government is that of a dictatorial style of functioning. Independently, their work was not allowed to be carried out. That is a serious charge she has made. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 16, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Nothing objectionable in the film 'MSG - Messenger of God', says Dera chief January 16, 2015

    There has been a big controversy over the film 'MSG - Messenger of God' by Dera Saccha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim Singh. Censor board chief Leela Samson has resigned citing interference by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. ...
  • I have not called myself God in 'MSG - Messenger of God', says Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim January 16, 2015

    Gurgaon: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Friday denied that he had called himself God in the film 'MSG - Messenger of God'. He said there was nothing objectionable in his film and that the Censor Board has muted just two words. Speaking with mediapersons in Gurgaon after...
  • Another Censor board member Ira Bhaskar resigns in support of Leela Samson January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor board member Ira Bhaskar has also decided to quit. Bhaskar said, "My letter will go in the evening. I've decided to resign. Our members had discussed on this issue...
  • Aamir Khan: My kids think 'PK' is my best film till now December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan's says his three-year-old son Azad has started calling him 'PK', the title of his upcoming film. The family had a screening of the Rajkumar Hirani movie recently here and they felt it's his "best film" till date. "I have good news, my family saw the film & loved...
  • Aamir Khan's daughter Ira organises charity football match July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's daughter Ira organised a celebrity football match to raise funds for an animal welfare shelter. The charity match was held Sunday here for PIGI Foundation, which will build an animal welfare shelter with the money. Nuzhat Khan, actor Imran Khan's mother and Ira's aunt, will look...
  • 'India in Love' is about dichotomy nature of love in the country April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The time was just right for a book like this one, about love, sexuality and marriage in 21st century India. This is in the wake of Section 377 and other pre-conceived notions our country and society has about love, gender, sexuality and marriage. Ira Trivedi takes a close...
  • US: Woman wins part of Mega Millions lottery, to split $648 million December 19, 2013

    A 56yearold Georgia woman played numbers from family birth dates to win half of a nearrecord $648 million Mega Millions jackpot, but the buyer of a second winning ticket sold in California has yet to come forward, lottery officials said on Wednesday. Ira Curry purchased the ticket Friday at an Atlanta...
  • Aamir Khan: Would be happy if my daughter joins film industry December 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Actorproducer Aamir Khan would be happy if his daughter Ira joins Bollywood, but says he has no intention of imposing his decision on his children. "I would love that, but I have no idea. I don't ask them," Aamir told IANS when asked would he be okay if his daughter...
  • Reena has done great job with Junaid, Ira: Kiran Rao December 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who is a handson mom to her son Azad, is all praise for her husband Aamir Khan's exwife Reena's parenting skills. Aamir and Reena together have two children son Junaid and daughter Ira, with whom even Kiran shares an amicable relationship. "Reena is just wonderful and she...
  • Aamir Khan's daughter Ira wears a saree for dad's Diwali party November 4, 2013

    Ira Khan, Aamir Khan's daughter looked beautiful in a greeen silk saree at the actor's Diwali party. All of 16 years, the pretty girl is usually seen in western outfits. Reportedly a tom boy, Miss Khan came dressed in a traditional attire along with her brother Junaid for the party....
  • Delhi: Team of doctors helps those in need through mobile clinic November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A team of doctors in Delhi headed by Reeta Devi have been making sure that those in need get medical care, with their mobile clinic. On a busy day, Reeta Devi and her team of doctors went to Sarai Khaleel in Old Delhi to offer free medical care...
  • Iran's parliament disqualifies Hassan Rouhani's cabinet candidates August 16, 2013

    Iran's conservativedominated parliament on Thursday did not give votes of confidence to three candidates of President Hassan Rouhani's 18member cabinet, Xinhua reported. MohammadAli Najafi, candidate for education ministry, and Jafar MiliMonfared, candidate for ministry of science, research and technology, did not receive the approval of Iranian legislators. This is mainly because...
  • I'll do a serious role for the first time in 'Zaalim Dilli': Divyendu June 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Divyendu Sharma followed up the success of comedy entertainer 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' with another comic project 'Chashme Baddoor'. He is now ready for some seriousness in his next movie 'Zaalim Dilli'. "I don't want to do cliched roles. I want to do something different. In this film ('Zaalim Dilli'),...
  • 'Zaalim Dilli' has no critical agenda: Ira Dubey June 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Ira Dubey says Japinder Kaur Baweja directed 'Zaalim Dilli' is a lighthearted film and has no social message. Although 'Zaalim Dilli' is based in Delhi, which is in the news for rising crime against women, the film has romance, heart break and action. "It is a lighthearted film. It...
  • Honey Singh to feature in a song in 'Zaalim Dilli' May 21, 2013

    Mumbai: For the first time, Indian rappermusic producer Honey Singh will be seen singing on the big screen in a song in 'Zaalim Dilli'. The film's director Japinder Kaur says it is a "dance number and it's a situational song". "This is for the first time that Honey Singh will feature in...
  • WishTel Ira Capsule: A convertible tabletlaptop launched at Rs 16,000 March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Wishtel has launched a convertible tablet laptop named "IRA Capsule". It has a 10.1inch LED multitouch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024x786 pixels, and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The device is powered by a 1.6GHz dualcore processor and 1 GB RAM. The device has a 8000 mAh...