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  • Why didn't JK Rowling feature zombies ever in the 'Harry Potter' series? 13 hours 44 minutes ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    (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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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 12, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • J&K floods: Oil installations under water, IOC airlifts aviation fuel to aid air sorties September 11, 2014

    Certain oil installations in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir are under water, oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed the media on Thursday. However, to deal with any adverse eventuality, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has airlifted aviation fuel (ATF) to Srinagar to aid air sorties to the marooned valley. ...
  • Centre's help to floodhit J&K impressed Congress leaders: Parrikar September 11, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Centre's quick assistance to the Jammu and Kashmir government following the massive floods has even impressed some Congress leaders. "There were three Congress veterans and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who praised Narendra Modi Government for the help that was...
  • J&K: No extra charges on rescheduling flights, DGCA directs airlines September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With unprecedented floods devastating Jammu and Kashmir, aviation regulator DGCA today directed all airlines not to charge anything extra from passengers from Srinagar and Jammu if they rescheduled their bookings. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) also asked the airlines not to levy any cancellation fee from passengers...
  • JK Rowling won't take a word against Dumbledore! The author's response to homophobic troll on Twitter goes viral September 8, 2014

    JK Rowling, the author of the infinitely famous Harry Potter series, shot down a homophobic troll on Twitter and how! The author has 3.65 million Twitter followers but has only tweeted 170 odd tweets since August 2009 when she joined Twitter. It must have taken a special kind of troll...
  • Home minister despatches 70 boats, 5 NDRF teams to J&K September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Seventy boats and five teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been sent to Jammu and Kashmir for the rescue and relief of floodaffected people. The decision was taken by Home Minister Rajnath Singh today after reviewing the flood situation in the state. Singh ordered that the...
  • Water level decreasing in Jammu but situation in Kashmir worsens: Omar September 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is battling with massive floods that have claimed the lives of over 110 people so far. Assessing the current situation, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the water level in Jammu is decreasing. However, he also maintained that the situation in Kashmir has worsened adding that...
  • J&K: PM Narendra Modi to visit floodhit regions today as state battles worst floods in 60 years September 7, 2014

    Srinagar: With massive floods claiming the lives of over 100 people in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit the state on Sunday to personally review the situation and assess the damage caused. The decision to visit the state came following a review meeting which Modi...
  • Declare J&K floods a national calamity, says Congress September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With the flood situation turning grim in Jammu and Kashmir and the death toll mounting to 100, Congress on Saturday demanded that it be declared a national calamity. Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on phone and demanded...
  • J&K: 3 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama September 2, 2014

    Srinagar: Three terrorists have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama. Security forces had engaged with terrorists in a gun battle in the Hanjan village of the Pulwama district on Tuesday morning. The operation had been launched following information about presence of terrorists there, a police official said....