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  • J&K polls: NC candidate stokes controversy, calls boycott of polls 'democratic' December 6, 2014

    Srinagar: National Conference candidate from Baramulla assembly constituency Ghulam Hassan Rahi has stoked a controversy by saying the calls for boycott of elections in the state is part of a "democratic" process. "This is a democracy. Those calling for boycott also have their role," he said when asked to comment...
  • Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan should not enter politics, says Elangovan November 17, 2014

    Erode (Tamil Nadu): A day after Tamil superstar Rajinikanth said he was not scared of politics, but hesitant to take the plunge, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president EVKS Elangovan requested both him and star actor Kamal Hassan not to take the plunge and "get caught in the grip of political...
  • Iranian-British woman gets year in prison for attending men's volleyball game November 3, 2014

    Dubai: An Iranian-British woman detained while trying to attend a men's volleyball game in Iran has been found guilty of spreading propaganda against the ruling system and sentenced to a year in prison, her lawyer said Sunday. Britain immediately raised concerns about Ghoncheh Ghavami's trial. The case highlighted the limits to...
  • Iran expects progress, if no breakthrough, in nuclear talks with EU, US October 14, 2014

    Vienna: Iran does not expect a breakthrough in high-level nuclear talks with the United States and the European Union this week but hopes they will help pave the way for a final deal, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. Mohammad Javad Zarif, quoted by Iran's Fars news agency, was speaking after...
  • J&K government to provide seeds, fertilisers to flood-hit farmers October 12, 2014

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government will provide seeds, fertilisers and pesticides to farmers whose crops have been damaged by recent floods in the state. "The state government has decided to provide relief of Rs 450 per kanal for irrigated land and Rs 225 for non-irrigated (rain-fed) land as a...
  • Actors game for Modi's 'Clean India' challenge October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Accepting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' challenge, actor Salman Khan pledged support to the cause. "Me & my Foundation accept the invite from our honourable Prime Minister for Swachh Bharat and will give our 100% for #MyCleanIndia," the actor tweeted. Earlier in the day, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan,...
  • J&K: Man risks life to get help for ailing infant son September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: He knew his options were limited and he had to act fast. Ghulam Hassan had to choose between the life of his ailing twomonthold son or his own, so he decided to put his life at risk to save the infant. Hassan, a resident of Bemina locality in Srinagar...
  • Nigeria's military claims success against Boko Haram September 13, 2014

    Kano: Nigeria's military claimed to have routed Boko Haram militants near the Borno state capital Maiduguri, as residents in another undersiege town complained of food shortages and slavery. Army spokesman Timothy Antigha said in a statement that the Islamists launched a "massive" attack on the town of Konduga, about 35...
  • ED grills TMC MP in Saradha scam case August 25, 2014

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned Trinamool Congress MP Ahmed Hassan Imran in connection with its money laundering probe in the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam case. Imran, a Rajya Sabha MP, reached the agency's office in Salt Lake here and will be questioned about his connections with the...
  • Robin Williams left project 'Absolutely Anything' incomplete? August 17, 2014

    The makers of "Absolutely Anything" are reportedly planning to remove actor Robin Williams' contribution in the film as the late star couldn't complete his work due to his sudden death. Williams gave his voice to the animated character of Dennis the Dog in "Absolutely Anything" a liveaction British comedy...
  • Was Kamal Haasan right in calling Robin Williams' suicide a 'copout'? August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: What must have Robin Williams be thinking while taking his life? In a rather graphic report released by Marin County assistant deputy chief coroner, the authorities have said that Williams was found hanging by the roof of his room, by his own belt. With more gruesome details coming...
  • Is Aamir Khan's naked 'PK' poster entirely original? Here are two other posters that look suspiciously similar to 'PK' August 4, 2014

    While the latest poster of Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK' has gathered a lot of attention, many on the world wide web have questioned its originality. From jokes and memes about the the Aamir Khan's bigeared look, many are pointing out that the posters for his earlier films were also similar to...
  • Senior JD(U) leader Monazir Hassan joins BJP July 2, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday got a shot in its arm when former MP and senior JD(U) leader Monazir Hassan joined the party and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for development of minorities. "Narendra Modi has talked about inclusive development and the need for taking everybody along. He...
  • Karnataka: Baby dies in hospital; family alleges rat bite marks on body June 24, 2014

    Bangalore: A twomonthold baby girl died at a private hospital in Hassan district in Karnataka on Sunday following which her parents alleged that she died due to the negligence of the hospital authorities. According to police, the baby was admitted to Rajeev Hospital in Hassan on Saturday complaining of breathing...
  • Scores killed during battle for Iraq provincial capital, main oil refinery shut June 17, 2014

    Baghad: Scores of Iraqis were killed on Tuesday during a battle for a provincial capital, and fighting shut the main oil refinery, starving parts of the country of fuel and power as an uprising by Sunni insurgents threatens Iraq's survival as a state. Government forces said that that they repelled an...
  • Iran's President vows to defend nuclear rights June 4, 2014

    On the eve of talks, Iran's moderate president said Tuesday that his administration will defend the Islamic Republic's nuclear rights and work to end international sanctions that have devastated its economy. Hassan Rouhani's remarks were seen as part of his efforts to defuse claims by hardliners that he has given too...
  • Brunei adopts sharia law, punishment includes whipping, amputation May 2, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The sultanate of Brunei this week becomes the first East Asian country to introduce Islamic criminal law, the latest example of a deepening religious conservatism that has also taken root in parts of neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei, a tiny former British protectorate of about 400,000 nestled between two...
  • LS polls: Gowda's last battle in Hassan, Modi jibe gets him sympathy April 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Narendra Modi, the BJP's PM nominee, seems to have generated some sympathy for former prime minister HD Deve Gowda across Karnataka. Addressing an election meeting at a Gowda stronghold of Chikkaballapura near Bangalore, Modi offered assistance to Gowda. Reacting to a statement of Gowda that he won't be living...
  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature March 31, 2014

    The 'Ship of Theseus' filmmaker Anand Gandhi revealed the first look of his next venture. The documentary feature is titled 'Proposition for a Revolution' and is directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. Gandhi also urged the online community for active participation. ...
  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to perform at IIFA Technical awards March 13, 2014

    Tampa Bay (Florida): Popular Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will take centrestage during the IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Magic of the Movies and Technical Awards event to be held here next month. Rahat, the nephew of legendary singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, is popular both in India and Pakistan....
  • Asia Cup: Afghanistan stun Bangladesh for first win over a Test nation March 1, 2014

    Fatullah: Afghanistan notched up their first major win against a Test playing nation as they produced an all-round performance to script an upset 32-run victory over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup match, here on Saturday. Chasing 255 for victory, Bangladesh could not recover from a top-order collapse and kept on losing...
  • Iran moves to cooperate in UN nuclear bomb probe February 10, 2014

    Vienna/Dubai: The UN nuclear agency said on Sunday that Iran had agreed to start addressing suspicions that it may have worked on designing an atomic weapon, a potential breakthrough in a longstalled investigation into Tehran's atomic activities. The development although limited for now marked a step forward in an...
  • Bangladesh say they will play against India in next two years January 30, 2014

    Dhaka: The threat to their Test status in the proposed shakeup in world cricket having been averted, Bangladesh Cricket Board on Thursday said that they will play against India, England and Australia in the next two years. BCB President Nazmul Hassan said he hoped to sign the Members Participation Agreements (MPA)...
  • Iran prepares for start of landmark nuclear deal January 20, 2014

    Tehran: Ahead of the start of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, an official in the Islamic Republic called limiting uranium enrichment and diluting its stockpile the country's "most important commitments," state radio reported. The comments by Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman of Iran's atomic department, show how the government...
  • Iran: Second Monkey sent into space December 14, 2013

    Iran's President said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic has successfully sent a monkey into space for the second time, part of a program aimed at manned space flight. Hassan Rouhani's website President.ir said that the launch of the rocket dubbed Pajohesh, or Research in Farsi, was Iran's first use of...
  • BCB boss hopes unrest will end before T20 World Cup December 11, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's Cricket Board chief said on Tuesday he was hopeful the country could host next year's Twenty20 World Cup after the country's two main parties met in a bid to end a deepening political crisis. Nazmul Hassan's comments came a day after he expressed concern about whether the 16team contest...
  • Bangladesh wants WI U19 team to stay on despite bomb blast December 10, 2013

    Chittagong: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) wants West Indies Under19 team to reconsider its decision to pull out of the current tour. West Indies decision to withdraw was prompted by an explosion near the team hotel in Chittagong on Sunday as the country prepares for general election next month, reports...