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  • Congress's guest list influenced by its depleting fortunes: BJP November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party, which was left out of a conference on Jawaharlal Nehru organised by the Congress, on Monday took a swipe at the opposition party wondering if their guest list was influenced by its "depleting fortunes" as even those who rejected Nehru's politics were a part...
  • Bangalore: People stage silent protest to save heritage site October 26, 2014

    Several prominent Bangaloreans are gathered at the historic Balabrooie guest house in the city for a silent protest against the Karnataka government's recent proposal to raze the 150-year-old heritage structure to build a club for MLAs and MPs. ...
  • Heritage conservationists up in arms over demolishing of 150-year-old iconic Balabrooie guest house for a club October 25, 2014

    Bangalore: The heritage conservationists and the civil society activists are up in the arms against Karnataka government's decision to demolish a 150 years old Balabrooie state guest house to make way for a swanky Legislators Club exclusively for the MLAs, MLCs and MPs. According to state government sources, the beautiful...
  • Over 200 wedding guests at Indian restaurant in UK escape fire September 21, 2014

    London: Over 200 guests at a wedding reception had a lucky escape when a fire broke out at an Indian restaurant in the UK. The fire started in the kitchen and quickly spread to the roof of the Arooj restaurant on Attercliffe Road, Sheffield. About 30 firefighters tackled the blaze,...
  • 'Inauspicious' Delhi government bungalow to be turned into guest house June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The sprawling bungalow at 33, Shamnath Marg in Delhi's Civil Lines area will soon be turned into a state guest house as no senior official or political leader is willing to live there given its "inauspicious" past. The Delhi government's spacious fourbedroom bungalow is considered to be worth several...
  • Sri Sri Ravishankar to be chief guest at RSS function May 30, 2014

    Nagpur: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar would be the chief guest at the concluding function of RSS's annual third year training camp, currently underway in Nagpur. RSS joint general secretary Krishna Gopal today told reporters that while Ravishankar would be the chief guest, the organisation's supremo Mohan Bhagwat would deliver the main...
  • Preparations in full swing for VVIP guests at Modi's swearingin May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: As Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi will take oath on Monday at Rashtrapati Bhawan, preparations are underway for the VVIP guests at the swearingin ceremony. Bangladesh Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Bhutan Prime Minister Tobgay will arrive in Delhi on Sunday. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to...
  • Subrata Roy gets VIP treatment in custody, kept in a guest house in UP March 3, 2014

    Lucknow: After being sent to custody by a court in Lucknow on Friday, Sahara chief Subrata Roy is living in a forest guest house in Lucknow, which is supposed to be one of the best in the city. The police have also closed down the popular picnic spot in order...
  • Sahara Chief Subrata Roy put in Forest department guest house February 28, 2014

    Sahara Chief Subrata Roy was on Friday evening lodged in a guest house of the Uttar Pradesh Forest department after the state police was directed by a local court to keep him in its custody till March 4 when he will be produced before Supreme Court. Police sources said Roy was...
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan guest house ready to host after 19 years January 5, 2014

    Believed to be last functional almost two decades ago, when former South African president Nelson Mandela stayed in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the 14room guest wing of the Rashtrapati Bhavan has been renovated and is all set to host Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Ashi Jetsun Pema, who...
  • New Zealand PM 'Unidentified Guest' on World Stage December 12, 2013

    Spare a thought for New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, or as he is known in the rest of the world, the "unidentified guest." Domestically, polls show he's been a popular leader. But during each of his big moments on the international stage, he seems to attract another small insult that...
  • Noida: Fashion designer found dead in guest house, boyfriend missing August 29, 2013

    Noida: A fashion designer identified as Lubna Mahmood was found dead in guest house in Noida's Sector 27 under suspicious circumstances. Lubna from Kanpur was found dead in her room on Wednesday morning with injury marks on her body. She had checked in with her boyfriend. But her boyfriend Shahnawaz has...
  • TN: Man arrested for suspiciously roaming near guest house where Advani is to stay July 30, 2013

    Salem: A 46year old man was on Tuesday "secured" by police after he was found moving around in a suspicious manner near the Salem Steel Plant Guest house where senior BJP leader LK Advani is scheduled to stay during his visit here on August 1, police said. Mohammed Ali of Nagore...
  • UK Parliament to spend 1 lakh pounds to refurbish 2 toilets June 30, 2013

    London: The British Parliament plans to spend up to 100,000 pounds to refurbish two toilets used by peers and VIP guests at the Palace of Westminster. The cost of refurbishing two toilets could cost up to 100,000 pounds, according to a Commons contract on a government website. Lavatories in the...
  • Printing conference held without 'Narendra Modi March 3, 2013

    New Delhi: An annual conference of printing industry, which ran into controversy after some of the participants pulled out protesting against an invite to Narendra Modi, was held here today, without the Gujarat Chief Minister. A Gujarat Government official said Modi, who is in the national capital for BJP's National...
  • Participants of printers' conference protest against Modi February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A printers' conference, which will begin here later this week, has got into a controversy with several participants pulling out to protest participation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the Chief Guest. Scheduled to be held on March 2 in Delhi, the conference "Romancing Print 2013" is...
  • I've made mistakes, but I've no regrets: Neha Dhupia February 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia, whose career has been a mixed bag so far, admits she has made mistakes in her career but says she doesn't regret any of them. The former Miss India has been a part of popular films like 'Kyaa Kool Hai Hum', 'Shootout at Lokhandwala' and...
  • 'Guest' music review: This Tamil film fails miserably November 21, 2012

    'Guest', which has music by debutant RajKakani, has moments of brilliance, but fails miserably as an album which could be called impressive. The album has four songs featuring the voices of Ranina Reddy, Dhinakar, Vinitha Narayan, Harish Kalyan and Priya Darshini. Ranina Reddy impresses with her distinct vocals in the song...
  • Thackeray grieves for Dev Anand December 5, 2011

    Mumbai: 'The Love Bird has gone' This was how Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Monday mourned the demise of evergreen actor Dev Anand. In a rare, signed personal statement on the front page of the party mouthpiece, Dopaharka Saamna, Thackeray said "Dev Anand was full of life" with a zest for...
  • Legend Dev Anand dies after cardiac arrest December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Legendary actor Dev Anand, the 'evergreen romantic superstar' of Indian cinema, died in London on Saturday night following a cardiac arrest. He was 88. According to reports, Dev Anand died in his sleep at the Washington Mayfair Hotel where he was staying. The hotel is owned by local Indian...
  • Royalty rubs shoulders with celebrities April 29, 2011

    London: Former England soccer captain David Beckham and singer Elton John mingled with monarchs and politicians as an eclectic cast attended Britain's royal wedding on Friday. Beckham, his hair swept back and with a medal awarded by Queen Elizabeth on his lapel, chatted with British film director Guy Ritchie before the...
  • Celina Jaitley campaigns for gay rights June 30, 2009

    Mumbai: Former Miss World Celina Jaitley wants a little more than world peace. The actress is rallying for the LGBT community in India. Celina voiced her support for the community on Monday by campaigning for a repealing of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises homosexuality. "It's high time...
  • Critics slam Paying Guests, but cast confident June 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Though Paritosh Painter's comic caper Paying Guests didn't get critical acclaim, the cast of the film spoke quite confidently about the film's success with its audience at a special screening held in Mumbai. The cast and crew of Mukta Art's Paying Guests walked the red carpet on Friday night...
  • Masand's Movie Review: Paying Guests is painful June 20, 2009

    Cast: Javed Jaffrey, Shreyas Talpade, Ashish Chaudhary, Celina Jaitley, Neha Dhupia, Riya Sen, Sayali Bhagat, Asrani Director: Paritosh Painter Paying Guests directed by Paritosh Painter is a comedy that's based on a premise so weak, you'll just about muster up a few chuckles; don't expect this film to make you laugh. Javed...
  • Actionpacked: Neha reveals her most daring stunt June 2, 2009

    Mumbai: AXN action awards are back to celebrate the excellence of action in Indian films, recognising those performances that created some unforgettable pulse racing moments in the action genre. And hosting the show this year is Neha Dhupia who herself has flexed her muscles for the big screen. Neha even revealed...
  • Waxing made me cry: Shreyas Talpade May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Bollywood talented actor Shreyas Talpade who plays a woman in debutant director Paritosh Painter's Paying Guests. He says, getting his hair waxed for the role was extremely painful. He vows not to play a woman in near future. "The whole process was a torture for me. It was like...
  • Stars root for Subhash Ghai's Paying Guest May 9, 2009

    Mumbai: After the Yuvvraaj flopshow director Subhash Ghai has turned to comedy with his latest production Paying Guest. The film had its music launch in Mumbai and a lot of stars came in to root for the movie. ...
  • Home sweet home: Tips on house hunting in new city February 16, 2009

    You are all alone in a new city. As if that is not bad enough, now you have to hunt for accommodation. You probably want to settle for the first place you see, but don't. Here's what you need to watch out for when looking for payingguest accommodation. Phone a friend Ask friends...
  • Big B's latest blog entry on CNNIBN CJ awards October 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan's newest entry on his blog is about the CNNIBN Citizen Journalist awards. The Big B writes that he was was unable to attend as the chief guest because of his health. Since he could not make it to the function in person, he decided to post...
  • Indians march to White House to return H2B visas March 31, 2008

    New Delhi: Nearly 100 Indian workers in the US are marching up to the White House and will be returning their H2B visas. This is a symbolic rejection of the Guest Workers Programme that they claim was used to traffic them to the United States. These workers quit their jobs after complaining...