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  • BCCI ignoring women's cricket, says WCAI secretary October 20, 2014

    Mathura: Accusing the BCCI of ignoring women's cricket, Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI) honorary general secretary Nutan Gavaskar has demanded the merger of the women's body with the all-powerful Indian board, which according to her was directed by the ICC eight years ago. "ICC should send its observers to locate...
  • Court raps activist for her children's PIL against Bharat Ratna to Rao December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Activist Nutan Thakur got a rap from the court after it dismissed a PIL filed by her children challenging the Bharat Ratna awarded to Professor CNR Rao. The court reprimanded her daughter, a law student, saying it was evident it was drafted with the help of Nutan, who...
  • Allahabad HC reserves order on PIL challenging Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar November 26, 2013

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday reserved its order on a PIL challenging the award of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The petition filed by IPS official Amitabh Thakur and social activist Nutan Thakur contended that the award had no provisions or...
  • Nutan Thakur quits AAP over sting operation controversy November 24, 2013

    Nutan Thakur, an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member from Lucknow, on Sunday, resigned from the party expressing unhappiness over the alleged involvement of party members in a sting operation. "I have resigned from the party after I saw the way the party handled the sting operation," she told reporters. Thakur said that...
  • Allahabad HC to hear contempt plea against Manmohan Singh on ordinance October 1, 2013

    The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court would on Thursday hear a contempt petition against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue of the ordinance to save convicted lawmakers from disqualification. The contempt petition filed by social activist Nutan Thakur accuses Singh of "having openly defied the orders of the Supreme...
  • HC responds to PIL, seeks report on communal riots in state September 17, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench on Tuesday sought details of all the riots that have taken place since the Akhilesh Yadav regime was sworn-in March 15, 2012. The direction was given to the state government as the court heard a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by social activist Nutan Thakur. The...
  • PIL challenges suspension of UP's woman IAS officer July 30, 2013

    The suspension of IAS officer DurgaShakti Nagpal was on Tuesday challenged in the Allahabad High Courtthrough a public interest litigation (PIL) plea. The petition, filed by social activist Nutan Thakur at theLucknow bench of the court, is likely to come up for hearingon August 1. Through her petition, Thakur requested the court...
  • Mumbai dabbawallas to share success mantra in Dubai June 2, 2013

    Mumbai: The legendary dabbawalas (lunchbox carriers) in Mumbai, known for their management skills, will feature in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) conference to be held in Dubai on June 4 and 5. Arvind Talekar, spokesperson of Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers' Trust (NMTBST) said that he would represent the 5,000...
  • No, Mallika, you were not the first to kiss onscreen May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: In a recent interview given to 'The Variety Studio: Cannes Edition', Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat expressed her views about Indian society and how she relates to her character in forthcoming film 'Dirty Politics'. During the interview, Mallika says, "I was the first actress in India to kiss on...
  • Censor board denied clearance to 256 films in 10 years February 9, 2013

    Lucknow: The Censor Board denied certification for release to 256 films in the past 12 years, an RTI query has revealed. In response to a Right to Information (RTI) filed by activists Amitabh and Nutan Thakur, it has been revealed that between 2001 to 2011, 256 films were denied certification...
  • High Court seeks report on Salman Khurshid's trust January 17, 2013

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday sought a report from the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on the alleged embezzlement of funds from a trust run by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and his wife. The Lucknow bench of the high court asked the EOW to submit its inquiry report on...
  • Nutan Prasad, famous Telugu actor, dies March 30, 2011

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu actor Nutan Prasad died in Hyderabad on Wednesday following prolonged illness. 61yearold Prasad, who had been suffering from heartrelated ailment, died while being shifted to a hospital on Wednesday, film industry sources said. In a career spanning over three decades, he acted in about a hundred films in myriad...
  • India Post releases stamps on six actresses February 14, 2011

    New Delhi: A set of six stamps on six legendary actresses of Indian cinema has been released at the world philatelic exhibition here. The actresses who have been honoured are Meena Kumari, Nutan, Kanan Devi, Devika Rani, Leela Naidu and Savitri Devi. The stamps were released by Minister of State for...
  • 'Munni', 'Sheila' are a public nuisance: PIL January 5, 2011

    New Delhi: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court by a social activist from Lucknow, Dr Nutan Thakur, for banning two songs 'Munni badnaam hui' and 'Sheila ki jawaani'. The PIL claims that the two songs have become a nuisance...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: remembering Nutan November 28, 2010

    Often described as the thinking actress of her times, Nutan was famous for her expressive eyes. ...
  • Raj KapoorNargis a legendary relationship June 2, 2010

    It's ironical that a day after Nargis' birth anniversary (June 1) falls Raj Kapoor's death anniversary (June 2). The intense passion that the original showman and the actress shared is a part of the folklore now. The couple did 16 films together, six of which were directed by Raj Kapoor....