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  • BJP holds Parliamentary party meet to discuss bills Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday held a parliamentary party meet to discuss the different bills to be tabled in the ongoing session in Parliament. According to sources, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told party MPs that they must heed to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's...
  • More than 70 killed in Israeli shelling, clashes in Gaza 3 days ago

    Jerusalem: More than 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed as Israel shelled a Gaza neighborhood and battled militants on Sunday in the bloodiest fighting in a near two-week-old offensive. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of carrying out a massacre in Shejaia in the eastern suburbs of the city...
  • Watch: A scene from Zohra Sehgal's debut film 'Dharti Ke Lal' July 11, 2014

    Zohra Sehgal was already an accomplished dancer-choreorapher when she made her debut in KA Abbas's 'Dharti Ke Lal' in 1946. The dancer had traveled the world with Uday Shankar's troupe and had started her own dance institute along with her husband Kameshwar Sehgal. While the role was a character role,...
  • After thrillers, director duo Abbas-Mustan want to make romantic, comedy films July 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Director duo Abbas-Mustan, who are known for making thriller films, now plan to explore the genre of romantic and comedy films. The duo have made films like 'Baazigar', 'Ajnabee', 'Aitraaz', 'Race' among others in this genre, which have turned out to be hits. Like their contemporary filmmakers who are trying to...
  • Misbah should lead Pakistan till World Cup 2015: Zaheer Abbas July 4, 2014

    Karachi: After facing criticism from many quarters, Pakistan Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq is now getting some support as well with former skipper Zaheer Abbas backing him to lead the side till the 2015 World Cup. "Give me on valid reason why Misbah is not fit to lead the team till...
  • Iraq crisis: Red Crescent dismisses reports of threat to Indian nurses July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After reports that 46 Indian nurses trapped in the conflict zone in Iraq have been asked to leave within 5 hours by the militants, Iraq Red Crescent has said that they are safe. "The nurses in Tikrit are safe, there is no threat. They are inside the hospital,...
  • How 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' reminded us of Rohit Shetty, Sooraj Barjatya and Abbas-Mustan July 1, 2014

    If you are a die-hard fan of the loud, adrenaline-pumping-special-effects-infused series 'Transformers', you will have realised that this film was a little different than the rest in the series. Why, you ask? Clearly, the film has been influenced by good ol' Bollywood! Don't believe us? Here are a few examples: ...
  • Hindi directive row escalates; Maya, Jaya oppose Modi government's move June 20, 2014

    Chennai: The age-old 'linguistic war' in the Indian society has reached a new level altogether with the Union Home Ministry issuing directives to use Hindi for interactions on the social media and different voices emerging from regional parties on the issue. While DMK chief Karunanidhi had on Thursday strongly opposed...
  • Naqvi on promoting Hindi language June 20, 2014

    In a tweet written in Hindi, Naqvi cited that the Hindi needed to be promoted as it was increasing being perceived that only the English speaking were the intelligent lot. ...
  • Need to dispel the perception that only English speakers are intelligent: BJP June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding fuel to the ongoing 'linguistic war', Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said that a person who speaks Hindi was considered illiterate while the English speaking populace was considered elite. In a tweet written in Hindi, Naqvi cited that the Hindi needed to be promoted...
  • ISIS dangerous not only for Syria but whole world: Syrian Ambassador June 19, 2014

    Syrian Ambassador to India, Riyadh Abbas on Thursday said that the ISIS is getting support from Al Qaeda supporters, like western, colonial states and some Saudi countries. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Syrian Ambassador said, "ISIS is terrorist organisation which is dangerous not only for Syria but the whole world." ...
  • BJP hits out at SP government over dismal law and order situation, says it has failed June 16, 2014

    The Centre on Monday expressed concern over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh with BJP slamming the Akhilesh Yadav government there for the present state of affairs even as Congress demanded strict action against trouble-makers and miscreants. "This should not be taken as some politics being done by us...
  • West Bengal: BJP team targets Mamata Banerjee government in its report to Rajnath Singh June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming as "precarious" the law and order situation in West Bengal, a BJP team on Friday handed over a report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the ground scenario in the state in the wake of the violent attacks on party workers and demanded urgent measures to rectify...
  • PCB announces increment for employees June 11, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board, which loves to remind everyone about its precarious financial health from time to time due to no international teams touring the country since 2009, has announced increments for its strong workforce of nearly 650 people. The board announced that a committee comprising former Test captain, Zaheer...
  • BJP, Congress blame UP government for politician Vijay Pandit's murder June 9, 2014

    The BJP and the Congress on Sunday blamed the Uttar Pradesh government for the murder of BJP leader Vijay Pandit, who was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Greater Noida near the national capital Saturday night. Bharatiya Janata party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said there was "no law and order in...
  • Abbas swears in Palestinian unity government June 2, 2014

    Ramallah: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a unity government on Monday, taking a major step toward ending a crippling territorial and political split with the rival Hamas militant group but also setting the stage for new friction with Israel. The brief ceremony at Abbas' West Bank headquarters was preceded by...
  • Situation of West Bengal worse than it was under Left regime: BJP May 31, 2014

    Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday alleged that the law and order situation in West Bengal was worse than it was under the Left rule as its team reached the state to assess the situation following attack on party workers allegedly by ruling Trinamool Congress activists in North 24-Parganas. "The...
  • BJP faces the heat as leaders make controversial remarks April 20, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party is in the dock over several controversial remarks by its leaders. While Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh said that all those who oppose the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will have to go to Pakistan after the Lok Sabha elections, former party president Nitin Gadkari...
  • BJP will probe allegations against Robert Vadra: Naqvi April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Asserting that the "corrupt will not be spared" once a BJP government comes to power, party vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Monday that there will be a probe against Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. "We will not spare the corrupt. Each one who...
  • Need to find solution for Ram temple: Naqvi April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said that a solution needed to be found to the Ram temple issue within the constitutional framework. Interacting with women journalists at India Women's Press Corps (IWPC), Naqvi said also tried to shift responsibility of Babri mosque demolition in 1992 to then...
  • 'Dekh Tamasha Dekh' is a mix of comic and tragic socio-political capers, says director Feroz Abbas Khan April 14, 2014

    Delhi: Two daily labourers are chatting away as they sit atop a shaky bamboo structure and try to fix a giant cut-out of a popular politician. "Kaun hai yeh h*****i," asks one to the other. "Aey, h*****i mat bol; yahan ka bahut bada leader hai," retorts the other, his voice...
  • Pawar, Congress's defeat evident on their faces: Naqvi April 13, 2014

    The BJP has slammed Sharad Pawar over his remark. Party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that let it be Pawar or Congress, they are sure of their defeat. It is evident on their faces and their words. Earlier in the day, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar tweeted "Someone is dreaming...
  • We would love to record new songs: ABBA April 12, 2014

    London: Swedish pop band ABBA has revealed that they would love to record new songs if they seem special. The members of the band said they would be happy to record some new songs provided they are good enough, reported Daily Star. 'ABBA' star Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 68, said she will not...
  • Congress, BJP ask Mulayam to immediately apologise for rape remarks April 11, 2014

    Slamming Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for his rape remarks, Congress and BJP on Friday said that he should immediately apologise and take back his words. "Comments by such a senior leader is not only objectionable, but also it is sad and shameful. Mulayam Singh's remarks show that how much...
  • Mamma Mia! 40 years of supergroup ABBA: The group's greatest moments in 24 black and white, stunning, rare images April 8, 2014

    Members of the Swedish supergroup ABBA marked 40 years since their international breakthrough hit 'Waterloo' on April 7, 2014 with a party for hundreds of guests at London's Tate Modern gallery.Bjorn Ulvaeus said he felt "extremely proud and humbled" by decades of success that includes hit records, the stage and...
  • Mamma Mia! ABBA mark 40 years since breakthrough hit 'Waterloo' April 8, 2014

    London: Four decades on from the flares, fame and fabulousness, the members of ABBA say they have no regrets - not even about the clothes. Members of the Swedish supergroup marked 40 years since their international breakthrough hit 'Waterloo' on Monday with a party for hundreds of guests at London's Tate...
  • No time limit on releasing election manifesto: BJP April 4, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has said it will release its manifesto on April 7. It has also refuted reports that the manifesto has been delayed due to party infighting. ...