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  • Om Puri: Abusive language has become a fashion in movies March 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri, a former chairman of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), says he's against the use of abuses in Indian movies. The actor, who will be seen in a political comedy film "Jai Ho Democracy", was asked if the Central Board of Film Certification is becoming too...
  • IGP CID Mohanty probing IAS officer DK Ravi death case won't be transferred: Karnataka DGP March 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: IGP CID Pronab Mohanty will continue to supervise investigation into the death of IAS officer DK Ravi. He will not be relieved of his duties as IGP CID and chief investigating officer in the case as ordered earlier. "His transfer was decided 15 days ago. Not linked to present...
  • Gigaom, the pioneering tech blog founded by Om Malik, shuts down March 10, 2015

    Gigaom, the pioneering technology blog launched in 2006 by Indian-American web and technology writer Om Malik, has closed down after running out of money. A message from the Gigaom management said, "Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working...
  • 'Dirty Politics': Giving politicians a bad name March 7, 2015

    Film: 'Dirty Politics' Cast: Mallika Sherawat, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Ashutosh Rana, Atul Kulkarni and Sushant Singh Director: K.C. Bokadia Rating: *1/2 The pot-bellied grotesque politician from Rajasthan used to be the face of politics in India at a time when the Chautalas were doing their 'ghotalas'. With a new crop...
  • Farah Khan takes to twitter to expose women's actual secret desire February 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Farah Khan has taken up a mission to quash all the misconceptions around women. The 50-year-old took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share her views on how women prefer staying slim over finding their prince charming. "Everyone thinks a woman's dream is to find the perfect man... B***s... It's...
  • Was Arvind Kejriwal offered a role in Mallika Sherawat's 'Dirty Politics'? February 19, 2015

    If you thought Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's meteoric rise to power was a bit theatrical, wait till you hear the latest news making the rounds. According to a media report, Kejriwal was offered the role of a journalist in the film 'Dirty Politics', which also features actress Mallika Sherawat. According to...
  • Om Puri to play Bal Gangadhar Tilak onscreen February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Om Puri will be seen as freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak in his upcoming venture titled 'Chapekar Brothers'. "It's an honour to play such an iconic personality. I am finding several facets about Tilakji through my research. And there's so much information available on the internet that it will...
  • After appalled PM tweet, supporters pull down 'Modi Temple' February 12, 2015

    Rajkot: As a "saddened and appalled" Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday deprecated construction of a temple dedicated to him in his home state Gujarat, those behind the move demolished the structure. Members of the 'Om Yuva Group' and the locals pulled down the newly built temple three days before it...
  • BJP taken aback by Delhi election exit poll results, says they can't predict results February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party seemed to have been taken aback by the exit polls predictions of Delhi Assembly elections which have predicted a massive victory of the Aam Aadmi Party. Kota MP Om Birla, who was in-charge of the high profile Krishna Nagar constituency, says, "It is difficult...
  • Film and Television Institute of India to honour Roshan Taneja and KPR Nair February 6, 2015

    Pune: In a thrust to express gratitude towards the teachers who framed the careers of many students, the Film and Television Institute of India will facilitate Roshan Taneja and KPR Nair during the forthcoming National Students Film Awards and Student Film Festival India scheduled from February 24-28. As it is a...
  • Om Puri: Theatre is like Sanskrit, it is a mother plant; radio, cinema are its children February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri was overwhelmed by the warm reception he received on his return to his alma mater National School of Drama after 40 years and he says he wants to get back to theatre. Puri, 64, was welcomed with a resounding applause here yesterday during the...
  • National School of Drama's 'Ghazab Teri Adaa' opens the 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: War play 'Ghazab Teri Adaa', the latest creation by National School of Drama (NSD), today opened the 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav here. The play, set in an imaginary time and place, revolves around the never ending aspiration for an expansion of kingdom. It began with a farewell...
  • Om Puri's next film on Indian farmer suicides January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Om Puri is set to star in 'Project Marathwada', which highlights the issue of farmers' suicides across India. The veteran actor says the 'critical topic' urged him to take up the project. "It's moving at how we have abandoned our farmers and yet they have continued to feed us....
  • Happy birthday Deepika Padukone: The star experiments with her roles in 2015 January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Variety has been the key in the career of actress Deepika Padukone, who turned 29 Monday. The New Year will be no different with three movies as different as 'Piku', 'Tamasha' and 'Bajirao Mastani' slated for release. In Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku', she will be seen teaming up with megastar...
  • Om Puri to get lifetime achievement award at IFFP December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Om Puri will be honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the debut edition of International FIlm Festival Of Prayag, Allahabad (IFFP). 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' star will be honoured with the award on Februray 28, 2015 at the function. Festival Director Abhishek Arun said it's an...
  • NTR's grandson Nandamuri Janakiram's last rites to be performed today; he died in a car accident on Saturday December 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: The last rites of producer Nandamuri Janakiram, who died in an automobile accident Saturday, will be performed here Sunday.The accident occurred when Janakiram's car collided with a tractor near Akupamala village in Munagala mandal of Nalgonda district."The final procession will start from 2 p.m. from Harikrishna's residence. The last...
  • BJP signals it is ready to do business once again with Shiv Sena October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Shedding its initial reservations, BJP on Tuesday signaled it could do business with estranged ally Shiv Sena which sent two emissaries here for discussions with its leadership on government-formation in Maharashtra. At the same time, BJP also appeared not to close the option...
  • BJP claims support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, says will pass floor test October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday claimed that it has support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, including Independents and smaller parties. It has also raised question whether the BJP is leaning towards a minority government in the state. BJP's election in charge Om Mathur said that in the event...
  • Maharashtra: BJP still in two minds over post-poll alliance with Shiv Sena, say sources October 20, 2014

    Mumbai: After a victory in Maharashtra, hectic parleys are going on within the Bharatiya Janata Party and it is still in two minds over a post-poll alliance with the Shiv Sena despite party chief Uddhav Thackeray's overtures, said sources on Monday. The BJP emerged as the single largest party in...
  • Haryana polls: INLD gets its lowest ever vote share October 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: Opposition INLD which was eyeing to wrest power from the Congress after about 10 years with its Chief Om Parkash Chautala going to the extreme end of declaring his intention to take oath in the Tihar Jail, the party ended up with its lowest vote share in the four...
  • BJP gets majority in Haryana for the first time October 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: In its best performance in nearly three decades, BJP created a record getting majority on its own in the 90-member Haryana Assembly winning 47 seats. The saffron party's previous best performance was in 1987 when it won 16 of the 20 seats it had contested....
  • Haryana BJP credits big win to Narendra Modi, result death knell for Chautalas October 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: For the first time ever the BJP will form the government in Haryana on its own. The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) could not live up to the claims it made of forming the government and will now be out of power for three terms- a long time span...
  • OP Chautala in jail will help BJP and not INLD: Captain Abhimanyu October 13, 2014

    Narnaund: Even as Indian National Lok Dal chief (INLD) Om Prakash Chautala is behind the bars, several party leaders feel that their candidates will get sympathy votes in the Haryana Assembly elections. But Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Narnaund Captain Abhimanyu mocked the INLD and said, "There will definitely be...
  • Campaigning for October 15 assembly polls in Haryana, Maharashtra ends October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The high-voltage campaign in the October 15 Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra came to an end on Monday evening as Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up his offensive against Congress and other rivals who gave back in equal measure. The dust and din came to an end at...
  • Youngest Lok Sabha MP Dushyant Chautala eyes Haryana CM's post October 13, 2014

    Hisar: Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Prakash Chautala's grandson and Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala is eyeing Haryana chief minister's post if his party manages to form government in the state. The junior Chautala who has already earned the title of being the country's youngest MP at the age of...
  • Haryana polls: People will bring INLD-SAD to power, says Sukhbir Badal October 13, 2014

    Ambala: Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday claimed that people of Haryana have decided to bring INLD-SAD combine to power in the state which goes to polls on Wednesday. Addressing a gathering in favour of SAD candidate Balwinder Singh Punia, Sukhbir, who is...
  • Haryana polls: Sushma Swaraj asks electors to 'Vote without fear' October 12, 2014

    Hansi: Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday asked the people of Haryana to vote "without fear" and bring BJP to power to shut the door on those who had let loose a reign of terror in the state earlier. The External Affairs Minister, who has been actively campaigning in the...
  • Haryanvis united under Chautala's leadership, says SAD October 12, 2014

    Ratia: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said people of Haryana were united under former Chief Minister Om Parkash Chautala's leadership and would ensure overwhelming majority to the Indian National Lok Dal-SAD combine in the October 15 Assembly elections. Addressing a rally...