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  • Transgender to enter poll fray in Tamil Nadu 29-03-2014 10:52 AM

    Adding a new dimension to her battle in securing her community's rights, a well known transgender and activist is making her electoral debut in the April 27 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu. Activist Kalki Subramaniam, a writer and an actor, would contest from Pollachi, her home town, as an...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad likely to contest from Udhampur: Congress 19-03-2014 05:20 PM

    Ghulam Nabi Azad is likely to contest from Udhampur Lok Sabha seat, Jammu-Kashmir Congress Chief Saif-ud-Din Soz, said in Srinagar on Wednesday. "As per my understanding, Azad will contest from Udhampur-Kathua Lok Sabha seat. It is expected that announcement would be made at any time today", Soz told reporters in...
  • Kerala: Contestants turn to social media for LS poll campaigning 18-03-2014 02:51 PM

    Catching up with changing trends, several candidates in Kerala, including Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, are turning to social media, which appears to be a more effective campaign tool. Though several other contestants for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls from different political formations and parties use social media, Tharoor makes...
  • Mallika Sarabhai feels 'ignored', not to contest LS polls 11-03-2014 06:03 PM

    Noted danseuse and Aam Aadmi Party member Mallika Sarabhai, who unsuccessfully contested against BJP patriarch L K Advani in 2009, does not want to enter the fray this time as she feels apparently ignored in the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. "No one from AAP has ever contacted me," Mallika told PTI....
  • 13-year-old Indian-origin student wins spelling bee after epic 95 rounds 09-03-2014 05:04 PM

    A 13-year old Indian-origin boy has emerged as the winner of a spelling bee contest in the US in an epic verbal duel that lasted a total of 95 rounds, after judges ran out of words in a previous marathon round held in February. Kush Sharma, a seventh-grader at Frontier...
  • AAP gets into electoral combat in Kerala 09-03-2014 01:55 PM

    A set of popular faces, from a writer to former civil servant, are to be the candidates of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Kerala in the Lok Sabha polls. When the mainstream political parties are yet to finalise their candidates, the AAP state unit has already declared contestants in two...
  • Gujarat: Advani expresses desire to fight LS polls from Gandhinagar seat 28-02-2014 06:50 PM

    A day after BJP's first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls was declared, veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Friday expressed interest to contest elections from his current constituency, Gandhinagar. "The first list of the candidates has been declared yesterday in which my name is not there. I...
  • Girl duped of Rs 1.34 lakh on pretext of winning car in a TV contest 21-02-2014 08:34 PM

    Unidentified fraudsters duped a 19-year-old girl of Rs 1.34 lakh after making her believe that she has won the jackpot price in a TV contest in which she had participated in January this year. Based on girl's complaint, a case has been registered against accused at Kothwali Police station. Tabassum,...
  • 101-year-old man to contest US Congressional polls 19-02-2014 04:06 PM

    Better late than never! A 101-year-old man in the US has launched a bid to enter the House of Representatives and contest the Congressional polls. Joe Newman from Sarasota, Florida, will compete for Florida's 16th Congressional District. After living for 101-years, Newman has seen what this country is capable of...
  • Sikh man wins 250,000 pounds in British TV game show 13-02-2014 04:08 PM

    A Sikh man in Britain has become only the second male contestant to win a popular television game show, getting 250,000 pounds (around $416,000) in the process. Roop Singh, 54, from Leeds became only the second male contestant to take such a large sum on Channel 4 game show 'Deal...
  • CJ Show: Photo contest winner 02-02-2014 04:12 PM

    We received a lot of interesting photo entries in response to our contest,'I love India'. Many of you shared your love for India through your images, but there was one winner. Find out in this video. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 02-02-2014 11:50 AM

    On this show, a victim of racial violence shares his ordeal, how a Mumbai professor found his way back into the campus after being sacked, a CJ's report on polluted lake in Bangalore, our CJ report that made impact this week, the much awaited results of CJ's photo contest and...
  • AAP now target casinos in Goa 04-01-2014 03:19 PM

    It may have been 'bijli' and 'paani' which catapulted the AAP to power in Delhi. In Goa, India's youngest political force may 'gamble' on casinos. Addressing the first formal press conference after signing up pop star Remo and several leading civil society personalities in Goa, Aam Aadmi Party member Oscar...
  • Kannada Bigg Boss contestants get movie offers 08-12-2013 02:06 PM

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed, contestants of Kannada Bigg Boss will soon be busy in Sandalwood. Popular names like Anushree, Chandrika, Arun Sagar, Tilak Shekar, Vinayak Joshi,Shwetha Pandit, Vijay Raghavendra who were seen in Kannada version of the popular reality show have been getting offers from the...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Dolly Bindra calls Armaan Kohli her 'ex-brother' 28-11-2013 03:33 PM

    New Delhi: 'Bigg Boss' ex-contestant Dolly Bindra, who had wowed and shocked the nation, courtesy her witty one-liners and verbal tirade against Shweta Tiwari, will enter the house tonight. Interestingly, it isn't just Dolly who gets to meet the contestants. Andy's mother Nirmala Kumari, Gauhar's sister Nigaar Khan, Kamya's mother...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Tanishaa-Armaan in love, what's the big deal? 25-11-2013 09:46 AM

    New Delhi: Each time Salman Khan speaks to the contestants, he manages to make them speak their heart out. After the superstar made an entry to popular songs 'Rafta Rafta' and 'Pehli Pehli Baar', he had the house inmates in splits when he showed them a couple of bizarre photos....
  • Miss Earth International 2013: Meet Miss India Nita Sofiani 22-11-2013 12:04 PM

    India's Nita Sofiani was among the Miss Earth International 2013 beauty contestants in Taguig city, metro Manila. About 90 candidates from around the world participated in the pageant which has proactive advocacy in saving the environment, and focuses on eco-tourism this year as its contribution to the country's efforts to...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Tanishaa, Andy unhappy with Kushal's entry? 22-11-2013 10:44 AM

    New Delhi: Day 67 begins with Tanishaa Mukherji asking VJ Andy if there is any truth in Sofia Hayat's opinion about her pulling faces each time Armaan Kohli speaks to any other female contestant in the house. "Jab bhi koi ladki aapse baat karti hai toh pata nahi Tanishaa ke...
  • Bihar government pioneered 'toilets first' slogan: Nitish 20-11-2013 11:40 AM

    Patna: In an apparent reference to Narendra Modi's 'toilets first, temples later' remark, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the Bihar government had pioneered the slogan in 2007. "Officials popularised the concept among the people, but some people are now talking about toilet first and temple later," he...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Ajaz refers to Tanishaa as Armaan's 'servant' 19-11-2013 10:48 AM

    New Delhi: With so many hot-headed inmates under one roof it was only a matter of time before tension over calling someone a criminal started mounting in the controversial house. The anxiety and angst that has plagued the current season of Bigg Boss increased on Tuesday after Azaj Khan gets...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Miffed with Andy, Armaan doesn't accept his apology 16-11-2013 10:20 AM

    New Delhi: On the occasion of Children's Day, Bigg Boss plays 'Chota Bacha' to wake up and bring out the inner child of the housemates. According to the new task which Bigg Boss assigns to the housemates, Ajaz has to play a mischievous kid and Armaan and Sofia play his...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Is Gauahar's strategy making Kamya feel insecure? 14-11-2013 10:27 AM

    New Delhi: Day 59 kicks off with Bigg Boss playing the title track from Farhan Akhtar's 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' to wake up the housemates. Unlike Kamya, who got to stay in the bed room area all night, fellow inmates had to be up to guard Mount Bigg Boss. Since Kamya...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Don't take advantage of me, Tanishaa warns Armaan 13-11-2013 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: Even though Tanishaa Mukherji has been paying heed to Salman Khan's advice to keep away from Armaan Kohli, the actress isn't firm about her decision, it seems. Remember on Day 57 Tanisha had asked Armaan to mend his ways, as it was projecting her as a repressed woman?...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Tanishaa follows Salman's advice, asks Armaan to mend his ways 12-11-2013 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: Surviving in a tense atmosphere where everybody is looking for opportunities to take jabs at their opponents is never easy. So when Armaan rebuked Ajaz for his offensive behaviour, the viewers understood the day will again see inmates being dragged into petty squabbles and arguments. While Armaan slams...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Gauahar Khan's wish to come true, Kushal Tandon to return? 08-11-2013 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: He may have been condemned by 'Bigg Boss' host Salman Khan for erratic behaviour in the house, but TV actor Kushal Tandon managed to wow his fans with his brutally blunt nature. If the rumours doing the rounds are anything to go by, Kushal's fans might get to...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Armaan asks Tanishaa to nominate him for elimination 05-11-2013 10:57 AM

    New Delhi: On the occasion of Diwali, Salman Khan enters the Bigg Boss house to add to the festive cheer and interact with the inmates. Following Bigg Boss' instructions, the contestants discuss the nominations for the week with the host Salman. While Sangram Singh saves Elli and Andy from this...
  • Wasn't tough to maintain my calm in Bigg Boss house: Apurva Agnihotri 05-11-2013 09:58 AM

    New Delhi: Fights and arguments seem to have become the mainstay to survive in the 'Bigg Boss-Saath 7' house but the inmates also share some happy moments, says actor Apurva Agnihotri, the latest to be ousted from the reality show. "There are fights in the house but people are sweet...
  • Sofia Hayat: I want to be myself on 'Bigg Boss 7' 31-10-2013 03:16 PM

    Mumbai: It's a dream come true for British actress-singer Sofia Hayat who entered the 'Bigg Boss'" house as a wild card entry Wednesday. The starlet, before her entry in the house, said the show is a lifetime opportunity for her. "Shows like 'Bigg Boss' are once in a lifetime opportunity....
  • Bigg Boss 7: Salman Khan ridiculed for being partial to Tanisha, Armaan 29-10-2013 09:59 AM

    Mumbai: Usually a great attraction for the show, superstar Salman Khan has been getting both pats on the back and brickbats on the microblogging site Twitter for being partial to 'Bigg Boss-Saath 7' contestant and actress Tanisha Mukherjee. Salman gave an earful to contestant Kushal Tandon, a TV actor, on...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Salman Khan lashes out at Pratyusha for disrespecting Asif 28-10-2013 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: Those bored of trivial squabbles of the inmates got a much-needed break when 'Desi Girl' Priyanka Chopra made a dhamakedaar entry on 'Bigg Boss 7'. The actress, who had come on the show to promote her upcoming film 'Krrish 3', told Salman that she wanted to do playback...