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  • Mosquitoes trouble us, hurt us, complain Rajya Sabha members March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Parliament House may be an intensely-fortified complex but MPs there are vulnerable to mosquito bites. Members in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday complained that mosquitoes are troubling them inside the House in the evening hours and sought remedial measures like fumigation. The issue was raised by Bollywood actress-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan while...
  • Film and Television Institute of India to honour Roshan Taneja and KPR Nair February 6, 2015

    Pune: In a thrust to express gratitude towards the teachers who framed the careers of many students, the Film and Television Institute of India will facilitate Roshan Taneja and KPR Nair during the forthcoming National Students Film Awards and Student Film Festival India scheduled from February 24-28. As it is a...
  • Talks on for joining BJP: Jaya Prada January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada, who was expelled from the Samajwadi Party, on Friday said that talks were on with senior leaders of the BJP on her joining the party, and that she wanted to do so to "serve" it and not to contest any elections. "I want to join BJP...
  • Jaya Bachchan: Adapting movies from literature is a wonderful trend January 27, 2015

    Kolkata: Veteran actress Jaya Bachchan said it's a "wonderful" trend in Indian cinema that filmmakers are going for subjects based on published literature and said this augurs well for women in cinema. "I think a new trend that has started is that people have started taking subjects from published literature in...
  • Father was never credited for dacoit films: Jaya Bachchan January 26, 2015

    Kolkata: Actress Jaya Bachchan, daughter of noted journalist and writer Taroon Coomar Bhaduri, who chronicled the lives of the Chambal valley dacoits in central India, says though all films made on dacoits were based on her father's works, no one gave him any credit. "All films made on dacoits were borrowed...
  • Jaya Bachchan and Gulzar launch the music for Amitabh Bachchan-Dhanush starrer 'Shamitabh' January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: The music of filmmaker R Balki's much awaited film 'Shamitabh' was unveiled Tuesday night by Jaya Bachchan and Gulzar in the presence of the entire star cast of the film. The event was followed by paying tribute to the music composer Ilaiyaraaja. The event also saw a live performance by...
  • Actor-turned politician Jaya Prada likely to join Delhi BJP: Sources January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor-turned politician Jaya Prada is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi ahead of the Assembly polls in the national capital. According to sources, she is likely to campaign in the Telegu dominated areas for the elections. She is also said to have expressed her willingness...
  • Karan Johar relives the memories as his film 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' completes 13 years December 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Karan Johar's 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham'(K3G) completed 13 years on Sunday and the filmmaker got nostalgic at the event. The family drama, which brought Bollywood big stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor together, was promoted with the tagline "It's All About...
  • Pippa Middleton: 'Rear of 2014' goes undoubtedly to Kim Kardashian December 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton, whose derriere has been as talked about as that of American reality TV star Kim Kardashian, says their shapely curves are not at all comparable. Middleton has written an article for the August political weekly, The Spectator, in which she has drawn a...
  • I-T department accepts Jayalalithaa's plea to pay charges instead of prosecution December 1, 2014

    Chennai: In a big relief for former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala, the Income tax department has accepted their plea for compounding alleged offences in filing returns in their individual capacity for the assessment year 1993-94. The Income tax department has informed a court in Chennai...
  • Abhishek Bachchan says his mother's comment on 'Happy New Year' taken 'out of context' November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Opening up about the controversy surrounding Jaya's comments on 'Happy New Year', actor Abhishek Bachchan says his mother was quoted out of context. There were reports that Jaya had allegedly called the Shah Rukh Khan's film, in which Abhishek played a key role, nonsensical at an event. Both Amitabh Bachchan...
  • Bachchan family, SRK, Bollywood fire-up the opening ceremony of Kolkata film festival November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: In a splendid show of Bollywood camaraderie and the mingling of politicians and celebrities, the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) -- India's second oldest movie fest - was inaugurated here Monday by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan. It was...
  • 'Happy New Year' is the most nonsensical film I've seen in recent times; watched it only for Abhishek: Jaya Bachchan November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Farah Khan's latest film 'Happy New Year' may have earned Rs 300 crore at the Box Office, but it hasn't impressed veteran actress Jaya Bachchan at all. Jaya's son Abhishek Bachchan has a double role in the film and has won plaudits for his performance. At a recent...
  • Jayalalithaa was cool, but all smiles: Jail official October 18, 2014

    Bangalore: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa did not show any excitement, but was all smiles when she heard about her release from the jail, where she was lodged after being convicted in an illegal assets case. "She is a very strong lady. She was calm and composed and did not show any...
  • DMK appeals to judiciary to act against AIADMK October 11, 2014

    Chennai: DMK on Saturday appealed to the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court and Madras High Court to initiate contempt proceedings against AIADMK workers for allegedly denigrating the special judge who awarded four years jail term to their leader Jayalalithaa in a wealth case and the verdict itself. "The Chief Justices...
  • TN Opposition senses opportunity to shore up prospects post-Jaya conviction October 11, 2014

    Chennai: With a vacuum created in Tamil Nadu's political scene following the conviction of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in a graft case, opposition parties are smelling an opportunity to strengthen their ranks ahead of the 2016 Assembly polls. At the forefront is the DMK, whose house the party chief M Karunanidhi is...
  • Snapshot: Amitabh Bachchan turns 72, celebrates birthday with family October 11, 2014

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan rings in 72nd birthday today. The actor celebrated his birthday with family and his son Abhishek Bachchan shared the birthday pictures on Instagram. Amitabh Bachchan posed with his daughter Shweta Nanda, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai, wife Jaya Bachchan and son Abhishek. The family portrait looked adorable....
  • 154 dead unable to bear shock of Jayalalithaa's arrest: AIADMK October 9, 2014

    Chennai: With the arrest of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa coming as a shock to her supporters, the party on Thursday claimed that 154 sympathisers have died unable to bear the anguish. According to data compiled by AIADMK on the basis of inputs it received from various districts, the toll included 113...
  • Jayalalithaa's health condition as usual is good: Jail officer October 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Jailed AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa's health condition is "as usual good", a top police officer said on Wednesday, a day after Karnataka High Court rejected her bail plea in the disproportionate assets case. "Jayalalithaa's health condition as usual is good," Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) K V Gagandeep said. The...
  • BJP sees chance to expand in Tamil Nadu post Jayalalithaa's arrest October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday asked the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister not to allow any violence in the wake of AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa's arrest and saw an opportunity to expand its base in the state to fill possible political vacuum. "It is the complete responsibility of the present Chief Minister O...
  • Jayalalithaa likely to approach SC today for bail in corruption case October 8, 2014

    Bangalore: A day after the Karnataka High Court refused to grant her bail, former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa is likely to approach the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The Karnataka High Court had on Tuesday refused her plea saying that there was no sufficient ground for awarding conditional bail to her....
  • AIADMK workers protest after court denies bail to Jayalalithaa in DA case October 7, 2014

    Chennai: The joy of AIADMK cadres assembled outside the party office and the residence of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday was short-lived and they are back in the protest mode. Party cadres erupted in joy after television channels said Jayalalithaa was granted conditional bail by the Karnataka High Court. AIADMK...