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  • Ramzan to begin from Monday 28-06-2014 09:47 PM

    New Delhi: Ramzan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, will begin from Monday as the new moon could not be sighted anywhere in the country on Saturday. Maulana Mufti Mukarram Ahmed, President of Fatehpuri Royat Hilal Committee and Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Mosque, announced that since the new moon...
  • Power crisis: BJP MLA Shyam Deo Roy to meet Akhilesh Yadav 01-06-2014 10:14 PM

    BJP MLA Shyam Deo Roy Chaudhary, who is on an indefinite fast demanding 24-hour power supply in Varanasi, will hold talks with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on the issue. 75-year-old Chaudhary, a seven-time MLA from Varanasi South, began his fast on May 27, demanding round-the-clock power supply to...
  • UP government steps in for damage control after outrage over Badaun rape 31-05-2014 09:24 PM

    After massive public outrage, the Uttar Pradesh government has recommended a CBI probe into the gangrape and murder of two teenaged girls in the Badaun. In a fallout of the deteriorating law & order situation, the UP government replaced the state's Chief Secretary as well as the Bareilly Commissioner. Meanwhile...
  • Akhilesh tells police to immediately arrest all Badaun rape accused 30-05-2014 04:11 PM

    Terming the gangrape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Badaun as "unfortunate", Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday ordered the police to arrest all the accused immediately and said a fast-track court should be constituted to ensure that they were duly punished. The CM also sanctioned financial...
  • Badaun gangrape: Home Minister intervenes, Akhilesh orders fast track trial 30-05-2014 02:27 PM

    Badaun: A day after two minor girls were gangraped and hanged from a tree in UP's Badaun, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday ordered fast track trial in the case. This comes after Home Minister Rajanth Singh spoke to the UP government over the gruesome incident. The UP government had...
  • Paul Walker's brothers to fill in for late actor in 'Fast & Furious 7' 16-04-2014 12:49 PM

    Reuters: The brothers of actor Paul Walker, who died in November, will fill in for the late action star in order to complete scenes in the upcoming film "Fast & Furious 7," according to a statement posted on the film's Facebook page. Caleb and Cody Walker will help finish action...
  • Remembering Paul Walker: MTV Movie Awards to pay tribute to the late actor 13-04-2014 10:35 AM

    Los Angeles: Late actor Paul Walker will be remembered in a tribute featuring his movie clips at the upcoming 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, reports The Los Angeles Times. 'The Fast and Furious' star was killed in a car crash in November 2013....
  • 'Fast and Furious 7' resumes production after Paul Walker's death 02-04-2014 06:24 PM

    Los Angeles: Action film 'Fast and Furious 7' has resumed shooting after its production had to be halted last year following actor Paul Walker's death. Production of the movie was delayed after the death of Walker, 40, who played the character of Brian O'Conner in the franchise, reported Variety. Recently...
  • Nokia Employees stage fast in Chennai, demands job security 31-03-2014 06:22 PM

    Seeking to draw the attention of the Central and state governments to their plight, employees of handset maker Nokia India's manufacturing facility at Sriperumbudur near Chennai on Monday staged a one-day fast demanding job security. More than 3,000 employees, mostly in the 20-30 age group and a majority of them...
  • Investigators: Unsafe speed caused Paul Walker's car crash 26-03-2014 12:23 PM

    Los Angeles: The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling up to 94 mph when it went out of control on a suburban street and crashed, killing the actor and his friend, according to an investigation by law enforcement agencies into the November accident. The sports car...
  • Vin Diesel posts an emotional tribute to 'twin brother' Paul Walker on Facebook 25-03-2014 11:24 AM

    Los Angeles: 'Fast and Furious' actor Vin Diesel paid tribute to his late co-star and friend Paul Walker in a recent Facebook post. The 46-year-old actor uploaded a personal photo of Walker posing with Diesel's twin brother and captioned it 'The Two Pauls', reported Ace Showbiz. Walker passed away in...
  • Will be joining the 'Fast and Furious' gang soon: Ali Fazal 19-03-2014 12:24 PM

    Mumbai: The shooting of Hollywood film "Fast & Furious 7", which had been postponed following actor Paul Walker's sudden demise in a car crash, will be resumed with a schedule in Abu Dhabi. Bollywood actor Ali Fazal will join the team. "Yes, I will be joining the 'Fast & Furious'...
  • Post Paul Walker's death, 'Fast and Furious 7' to resume production 13-03-2014 12:01 PM

    Los Angeles: Production on 'Fast & Furious 7', the long-running vehicular action series, will resume production by end of this month. The production, which was delayed due to the death of actor Paul Walker in a fiery car crash in November last year, is shifting back into production on March...
  • 'Fast and Furious 7' production to resume in April? 01-03-2014 10:56 AM

    Los Angeles: The production of 'Fast & Furious 7' is reportedly set to resume in April. The filming of the movie was put on hold in November, 2013, after actor Paul Walker died in a fiery car crash in California, but the shooting is said to start in April, reports...
  • 1984 riots: SAD protests outside Parliament, demands fast track trial 05-02-2014 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: The Shiromani AkaiI Dal MPs on Wednesday held demonstrations outside Parliament in protest of the latest revelations in Operation Bluestar about Britan's advisory role in the massacre. Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal led the protests outside Parliament. She criticised the Congress saying,"It's treason on part of...
  • Delhi court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila 30-01-2014 04:58 PM

    A Delhi court on Thursday issued a production warrant for March 29 against rights activist Irom Sharmila after she did not appear before it in a case lodged against her for allegedly attempting suicide during her fast-unto-death in New Delhi in 2006. The Manipuri activist, on a fast for over...
  • Fast food not driving childhood obesity: Study 16-01-2014 03:46 PM

    Fast food is not the main culprit behind rising childhood obesity rates, a new study has claimed. While rising fast-food consumption has been considered the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity for years, researchers said fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long...
  • Paul Walker's character to retire in 'Fast and Furious 7' 04-01-2014 04:53 PM

    Los Angeles: The makers of 'Fast & Furious 7' have decided to give late Paul Walker a proper send off by retiring his character in the action franchise. Walker had shot almost half of the film before his death on November 30 due to a car crash. Director James Wan,...
  • No drugs, alcohol involved in 'Fast and Furious' star Paul Walker's fatal car crash 04-01-2014 12:06 PM

    New Delhi: No drugs or alcohol were found in the bodies of 'Fast and Furious' actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas after the fiery car crash that killed them in November, a coroner's report released on Friday said. Both Walker, 40, and Rodas, 38, tested negative for alcohol,...
  • McDonalds removes advisory telling its employees to avoid fast food 26-12-2013 08:53 AM

    New Delhi: Fast food major McDonalds has removed the advisory telling its employees stay away from fast food. Earlier, in an ironic move, McDonalds had told its own employees to avoid eating fast food. In a post on its employee website, the global fast food chain had warned that fast...
  • 47 Ronin: Universal takes writedown on new Keanu Reeves film 25-12-2013 11:41 AM

    New Delhi: Comcast Corp's (CMCSA.O) Universal Pictures movie studio has taken unspecified write-downs for its $175 million, Keanu Reeves film '47 Ronin' that opens on Christmas Day, the studio has acknowledged, as Hollywood neared the end of a year of big budget bombs. The film, a fantasy action film about...
  • McDonalds tells its employees to stay away from fast food 25-12-2013 08:52 AM

    New Delhi: In an ironic move, burger chain McDonalds has told its own employees to stay away from fast food. In a post on their employee website the global fast food chain has warned that fast-food is high in sodium and fat and could lead to obesity. "Fast foods are...
  • Paul Walker's movie car triples in price after death 19-12-2013 05:26 PM

    Los Angeles: The selling price of a blue Nissan Skyline Gt-R that late actor Paul Walker drove in 2009's 'Fast and Furious', has risen to a whopping $1.4 million. The car had initially gone on sale for USD 412,000 but now a German car dealer has upped the price to...
  • Anna Hazare, a veteran of 18 'fast' agitations 18-12-2013 10:42 PM

    Ralegan Siddhi: On the December 18, social activist Anna Hazare finally called off his 18th fast -- most unlikely to be his last -- during his prolonged struggles for various public causes. The first fast the former Indian Army soldier undertook was in June 1980, to seek recognition for a...
  • 'Fast and Furious' actor Paul Walker laid to rest 15-12-2013 02:22 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Paul Walker was laid to rest two weeks after his tragic death in a car crash. His family and close friends were present for his burial. Walker, whose remains were cremated Thursday, was buried Saturday at California's Forest Lawn Memorial Park, the iconic Hollywood cemetery where a...
  • Paul Walker's brother to film final scenes in 'Fast and Furious 7'? 15-12-2013 12:36 PM

    Los Angeles: Stuntman Cody Walker has reportedly been approached to film his brother Paul Walker's final scenes in the seventh 'Fast and Furious' installment. According to reports, the 25-year-old stunt actor has been asked to film Paul's final scenes and help conclude his journey in the upcoming movie, reported Aceshowbiz....
  • Anna Hazare begins indefinite fast for Jan Lokpal Bill 10-12-2013 11:24 AM

    Ralegan Siddhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday began indefinite fast in his village Ralegan Siddhi for the Jan Lokpal Bill. He has accused the Centre of betraying him and not fulfilling its promise of bringing in the Jan Lokpal Bill. Anna on Monday reiterated that the Jan Lokpal Bill...
  • Anna to begin indefinite fast for Lokpal in Ralegan Siddhi today 10-12-2013 09:12 AM

    Ralegan Siddhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare will once again go on an indefinite fast in his village of Ralegan Siddhi for the Jan Lokpal Bill from Tuesday. He has accused the Centre of betraying him and not fulfilling its promise of bringing in the Jan Lokpal Bill. Anna on Monday...
  • Congress MLA on indefinite fast demanding electric crematorium 09-12-2013 05:10 PM

    Congress MLA from Jamshedpur West assembly constituency, Banna Gupta on Monday sat on indefinite fast in support of his long-standing demand for setting up of a electric crematorium in Sonari and uninterrupted power supply in densely populated Sonari, Kadma and its adjoining areas in Jamshedpur. Hundreds of supporters also took...
  • Anna to fast again, says government must bring Lokpal in this session 09-12-2013 11:46 AM

    Ralegan Siddhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Monday reiterated that the Jan Lokpal Bill must be passed in Parliament this winter session. He said he will sit on fast again with his demand for the Jan Lokpal Bill. "In this winter session of Parliament, the government must bring the Jan...