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  • Oscars 2015: JK Simmons wins best supporting actor for 'Whiplash' February 23, 2015

    Los Angeles: J.K. Simmons has won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for "Whiplash." Simmons plays a cruel jazz band instructor who berates and humiliates his students, including Miles Teller, who co-stars as an aspiring jazz drummer in Damien Chazelle's film. It was the first Oscar nomination for Simmons, 60, a...
  • 'Whiplash' review: It never lets up or loosens its grip on your attention February 20, 2015

    Cast: Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Paul Reiser Director: Damien Chazelle JK Simmons, best remembered for playing impatient Daily Bugle publisher J Jonah Jameson who regularly underpaid Peter Parker for coveted photos of the mysterious web-slinger in Sam Raimi's Spider-man movies, takes bullying to a whole new level in 'Whiplash'. Bald as...
  • Supreme Court asks J&K High Court to spell out steps for holding Bar Council poll February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Registry of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to file an affidavit spelling out the steps taken by it for holding of State Bar Council elections, which have not been conducted for the past 30 years. After it was informed that a...
  • 'Whiplash' tweet review: JK Simmons deserves an Oscar for his brilliant performance February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Oscar nominated movie 'Whiplash' has received rave reviews in the west. The story of an ambitious young drummer and his terrifying teacher is heart melting. Having received 5 nominations at the Oscars 2015, the movie promises to deliver the best of everything one would want...
  • J&K: PDP, BJP may form coalition soon, no agreement on Article 370, AFSPA yet February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir may see an end soon with People's Democratic Party Chief Mufti Mohammed Sayeed likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the PDP have come to an understanding on contentious issues and...
  • JK Rowling answers Harry Potter fan's queries about Fluffy, Horcruxes and the Black's family house February 8, 2015

    London: Author JK Rowling has solved fans' queries about Horcruxes and the three-headed Fluffy from the 'Harry Potter' book series, on Twitter. Rowling, 49, was also asked about the 12 Grimmauld Place's bizarre location by the fans, reported The Independent. "How come when Harry gets bitten by the Basilisk in 'Chamber...
  • JK Simmons wins the Golden Globe for best supporting actor for 'Whiplash' January 12, 2015

    BEVERLY HILLS: J.K. Simmons has won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor for "Whiplash." Simmons plays a jazz band instructor who uses humiliation, fear and cruelty to motivate his students - especially Miles Teller, who co-stars as an ambitious aspiring jazz drummer. The other nominees Sunday were: Robert Duvall, "The Judge";...
  • South Korean rapper duo accuses 'The Interview' makers of lifting their song 'Pay Day' without permission December 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: A rapper duo from South Korea has said their song 'Pay Day' has been used without permission in the James Franco-starrer 'The Interview'. Husband and wife, Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae, have threatened legal action, alleging that they never gave consent to the use of the song, reported...
  • BJP keeps up the suspense on government formation in J&K, Arun Jaitley meets elected MLAs December 25, 2014

    Jammu: Keeping up the suspense on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party is talking in two voices on the issue. While sources said that National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met BJP leaders in New Delhi on Thursday morning, a section of BJP members refuted reports about...
  • Why didn't JK Rowling feature zombies ever in the 'Harry Potter' series? December 22, 2014

    London: J K Rowling did not feature zombies in her 'Harry Potter' books because she is a huge fan of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' where the 'King of Pop' danced as a zombie. J K Rowling updated her latest entry on the 'Harry Potter' publishing website Pottermore where she talks about animated...
  • I never imagned Wiccans in Hogwarts: J K Rowling December 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: Author J K Rowling said the 'Harry Potter' school Hogwarts would have been home to all kinds of students. The 49-year-old author addressed the issue of why there were no Jewish students at the school in her books during a Twitter session, reported People magazine. She explained that this...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 2, Day 3 December 16, 2014

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) On a day dominated by bowlers, the Devendra Bundela-led Madhya Pradesh put Uttar Pradesh on the backfoot. Responding to MP's first-innings score of 296 in the four-day encounter at Holkar Stadium, the Piyush Chawla-led UP were also in trouble after ending...
  • Assembly elections: Voter turnout dips to 49 per cent in J&K, Jharkhand records 61 per cent voting December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In the fourth phase of polling on Sunday, while voter turnout in Jammu and Kashmir dipped to 49 per cent as compared with the earlier three phases, Jharkhand recorded a relatively decent turnout with 61 per cent voting in the Naxal-affected constituencies. The voting in the two states...
  • JK Rowling won't release 12 'Harry Potter' short stories December 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Author JK Rowling has denied reports that she is releasing 12 'Harry Potter' short stories for Christmas this month via her site Pottermore. Pottermore's Facebook account said that the media incorrectly assumed their post, reported Ace Showbiz. "Just to put everyone straight on the misleading media reports of 'Twelve New...
  • Development only path to solve problems ailing J&K: Modi December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invoked his mantra of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas' again and said development is the only path to solve all the problems of Jammu and Kashmir. He also invoked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ideas of communal harmony, humanity and democracy to share...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Day 1 December 7, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) An upbeat Bengal side led by their gutsy captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla will start as favourites in the Ranji Trophy opener against Baroda, who would be without the services of their batting mainstay Ambati Rayudu, out with a hip injury....
  • Christmas special: J.K. Rowling to release 12 new Harry Potter surprises December 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Acclaimed author J.K. Rowling will release 12 new Harry Potter surprises during Christmas holidays. Rowling gifted her rabid fans with 12 new Harry Potter items for the 12 days of Christmas. Starting Dec 12, every day at 1 p.m. London time, new writing by J.K. Rowling will pop up on...
  • J&K elections: Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday November 24, 2014

    Srinagar: The stage is set for the first of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as 12 sitting MLAs, including seven ministers, are among 123 candidates trying their luck in 15 constituencies that will go to polls on Tuesday in all three regions of the state. While six constituencies...
  • BSF man guarding J&K CM's house arrested, removed from duty after his weapon goes off November 17, 2014

    Srinagar: A Border Security Force personnel guarding Chief Minister Omar Adbullah's residence was on Monday arrested after his service weapon went off. The guard has been removed from duty for the lapse. Around 7:10 am on Monday, 4-5 gun shots were heard outside the CM's residence which a BSF personnel at...
  • Harry Potter creator JK Rowling releases new short story about Dolores Umbridge November 1, 2014

    London: Author JK Rowling has released a short new 'Harry Potter' story for her fans on Halloween. The story centres around Dolores Umbridge, who has never quite been on Potter's good side, reported E! Online. "Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious Potter characters, she is the only person...
  • JK Rowling to launch new 'Harry Potter' short story for Halloween October 25, 2014

    Author JK Rowling is set to release a new "Harry Potter" short story for Halloween. The author has made "Harry Potter" fans excited as she recently announced that a new "Harry Potter" short story will be released on Halloween. The upcoming story, around 1700 words, will focus on the spiteful Hogwarts professor...
  • The wizards are back! 'Harry Potter' spinoff book to be adapted for a trilogy October 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Author JK Rowling has confirmed that 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', a spinoff of her 'Harry Potter' series, will be brought to the big screen via a trilogy. However, Rowling, 49, has said that the project will be "neither a prequel nor a sequel to the 'Harry...
  • J&K Assembly polls: EC assesses situation in state October 8, 2014

    Srinagar: The Election Commission on Wednesday reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir for conduct of assembly elections in the state, ravaged by recent floods. Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi was briefed about the devastation wreaked by the flood, the reconstruction and rehabilitation measures taken by the state government and the...
  • JK Rowling tweeted a riddle and left Harry Potter fans guessing with a clever anagram about her next film October 8, 2014

    Author JK Rowling set Twitter ablaze with a riddle she posted from her Twitter handle. Rowling posted an anagram and followed it up with a couple of hints in her tweets later. The mysterious tweets set rumour mills abuzz hinting at the return of Harry Potter. However, it was none...
  • J&K: Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on richter scale hits Indo-Pak border September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: An earthquake of 4.6 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred on the Indo-Pak border region of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. According to the Indian Meterological Department, the quake struck at 9.52 pm. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the surface, IMD said. ...
  • J&K government launches 'Any Time, Any Where' access state portal September 22, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday launched single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services of various departments of Jammu and Kashmir Government. "The portal will provide to people a single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services...
  • Jammu and Kashmir's Ranji Trophy home games shifted to Mohali after floods September 21, 2014

    Mohali: The BCCI has decided to shift Jammu and Kashmir's Ranji Trophy home matches to Mohali, following the devastating floods that hit the state and left the two cricket grounds in deplorable condition. "Recently, we have taken a decision that due to the natural calamity in Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab Cricket...
  • News 360: Network 18 reporter turns rescuer, saves lives while reporting in J&K September 12, 2014

    A Network 18 reporter turned into a rescuer and started to help people while reporting for the Jammu and Kashmir floods. As frustrations spike with rescue operations, locals indulge in stone pelting at relief choppers. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 12, 2014

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