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  • Oman national held in Hyderabad for marrying minor girl 19-04-2014 06:44 PM

    An Oman national was on Saturday arrested for allegedly marrying a minor girl in the old city of Hyderabad, police said. Sheikh Abdul Rashid Masood was arrested after the police raided a lodge in the old city and rescued a 13-year-old girl from a poor Muslim family. Six other people...
  • UN workers kidnapped in Pakistan 19-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Karachi: Two local workers of the United Nations are suspected to have been kidnapped from Gulshan-e-Maymar area here, police said. The two workers, Sami Nawaz and Farrukh Saleem, went missing on Friday night while returning from a water theme park at super highway near Gulshan-e-Maymar. "We are investigating the matter...
  • BCCI appoints Doping Control Officer for IPL-7 17-04-2014 06:41 PM

    Dubai: Sports medicine expert Dr PSM Chandran was on Thursday appointed as the Lead Doping Control Officer for the seventh edition of Indian Premier League, the first leg of which has started in the UAE. Chandran has been appointed for the job by the BCCI and the IDTM (International Doping...
  • Post National Film Awards win, team 'Jolly LLB' now excited about 'Guddu Rangeela' 17-04-2014 03:56 PM

    Mumbai: The fact that 'Jolly LLB' has won two National Film Awards has left its team - Fox Star Studios and director Subhash Kapoor upbeat about treating the audience to their next project 'Guddu Rangeela'. 'Jolly LLB' was Wednesday declared the best Hindi film, while actor Saurabh Shukla was named...
  • 'Yellow' bags 3 National Awards, B-Town cheers for producer Riteish Deshmukh 17-04-2014 03:13 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh's second Marathi venture 'Yellow' won the Special Jury and Special Mention awards at the 61st National Film Awards, and the Hindi film fraternity is proud of the 'Grand Masti' star. Here's what the celebrities posted on Twitter: Karan Johar: Congratulations Riteish! Proud of you for...
  • 61st National Film Awards: Has the jury selected the deserving films? 17-04-2014 02:09 PM

    New Delhi: When the winners of 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday evening, I was quite sure that there will be quite a few rants on my Twitter timeline for the jury had ignored some extremely deserving work last year. Knowing the nature of most armchair critics (we all...
  • Kabir Suman dedicates National Award to people of Bengal 16-04-2014 07:46 PM

    Kolkata: Euphoric after receiving the National Award for scoring the music of Bengali film "Jaatishwar", music composer Kabir Suman Wednesday dedicated the honour to the people of West Bengal. The Srijit Mukherji directed film with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, won four awards including best makeup, best music,...
  • Southern film industry bags 17 National Awards 16-04-2014 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: Tamil family drama "Thanga Meengal", Telugu drama "Na Bangaru Thalli", Kannada film "Prakruthi" and Malayalam drama "24 North Kaatham" were among the southern movies that pocketed 17 awards at the 61st National Awards here Wednesday. The other southern films include "Dharmam" (Tamil), "Kanyaka" (Malayalam), "December 1" (Kannada), "Vallinam"...
  • National Awards: 'Jolly LLB' director Subhash Kapoor elated at double win 16-04-2014 07:05 PM

    Mumbai: Subhash Kapoor's critically acclaimed legal drama 'Jolly LLB', has been named in two categories at the 61st National Film Awards, which were announced here Wednesday. He says he is elated as it came unexpectedly. "Jolly LLB" has been adjudged the best Hindi film, while Saurabh Shukla has been named...
  • Playback singers Rupankar, Bela Shende win National Award 16-04-2014 07:01 PM

    New Delhi: Rupankar and Bela Shende have been adjudged the best male and female playback singer, respectively, for the 61st National Film Awards announced here Wednesday. Rupankar's rendition of "E tumi kemom tumi" for Bengali film "Jaatishwar" and Shende's song "Khura khura" from the Marathi movie "Tuhya Dharma Koncha" have...
  • I wasn't expecting this: Saurabh Shukla on National Award for 'Jolly LLB' 16-04-2014 06:25 PM

    Mumbai: Well-known actor-writer Saurabh Shukla, who played a judge in the light-hearted legal drama "Jolly LLB", says the National Award for his role in the film came as a surprise to him. The 61st National Film Awards were announced here Wednesday and the actor has been named the best supporting...
  • I'm overwhelmed and extremely happy: Hansal Mehta on winning National Award for 'Shahid' 16-04-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: Hansal Mehta, who was named the best director for 'Shahid' in the 61st National Film Awards announced here Wednesday, says it is an acknowledgment of the hard work and honesty that he has put in to make the biopic. Rajkummar Rao, who plays the title role in the...
  • 61st National Awards: 'Ship of Theseus' wins best feature film, Best Actor for Rajkummar Rao, Best Director for Hansal Mehta for 'Shahid' 16-04-2014 04:32 PM

    Director Anand Gandhi's powerful film about a photographer, a Jain monk and a young stock broker told through different segments won Best Feature Film at the 61st National Film Awards for 2013. 'Ship of Theseus', depicting issues of intuitive brilliance, metaphysical belief and intricate morality in a world full of...
  • 61st National Film Awards: Complete list of winners 16-04-2014 04:28 PM

    New Delhi: Here is a list of winners of the prestigious 61st National Film Awards. The ceremony will be held on May 3, 2014. 61st NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR 2013 BEST FEATURE FILM Ship of Theseus Producer: Recyclewala Films Pvt Ltd Director : Anand Gandhi INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR BEST...
  • National Film Awards: And the winners are 16-04-2014 03:54 PM

    New Delhi: Winners of the prestigious 61st National Film Awards and their names would be revealed by by the Directorate of Film Festivals today. As reports suggest several regional films like 'Adbhutha Cine Rangam', 'Amma Neeku Vandanam', 'Oo Malli, Parampara, Pranaya Veedhilo...Porade Prince', 'The Clue and Yugmali? are also in...
  • Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for US spying coverage 15-04-2014 07:19 AM

    New York: The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. Reuters won in international reporting for its coverage of the violent persecution of a Muslim...
  • Rory McIlroy finishes Masters in top 10 14-04-2014 08:22 AM

    Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday to record his first top-10 finish at Augusta National. A day after he suffered the embarrassment of being beaten by a non-competing amateur marker, McIlroy provided a reminder of what is capable...
  • Bubba Watson wins second Masters title 14-04-2014 08:12 AM

    Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years with a three-shot victory at Augusta National on Sunday. Trailing the prodigiously talented Spieth by two strokes after seven holes, the left-handed Watson took advantage of a...
  • Bubba Watson welcomes more success after seizing Masters lead 12-04-2014 08:38 AM

    Bubba Watson had a hard time dealing with his success after winning the Masters in 2012, but the left-hander looked ready to give major success another try armed with the 36-hole lead at Augusta National. Watson used a blistering run of five successive birdies to post a four-under-par 68 and...
  • Mulayam's remark on rape unreasonable: Lalu Prasad 11-04-2014 02:49 PM

    Even as he faces flak over his comment defending rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, however, has refused to back down. ...
  • Farooq Abdullah gains 11 years in age since 2008, AAP seeks action 10-04-2014 01:49 PM

    Srinagar: National Conference (NC) President and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdulla's age has increased by 11 years within a period of five years. This is not a joke, but the truth as the affidavit filed by Dr Farooq Abdullah before the Returning Officer Srinagar on...
  • Farooq Abdullah among 16 candidates in fray from Srinagar 09-04-2014 07:40 PM

    Union Minister and NC president Farooq Abdullah is among the 16 candidates to have filed nomination papers from the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency which is going to polls on April 30. As many as 11 candidates submitted their papers before the election officials on Wednesday, as the deadline to file...
  • Chandrababu Naidu: A desperate fight for survival in a divided state 07-04-2014 02:20 PM

    Hyderabad: 'Politics is a strange world and there are no permanent foes or friends' is an often repeated cliche. The latest to prove this cliched saying right is TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is fighting a 'do or die' battle,...
  • Farooq, Omar attack BJP on Article 370, call it a gimmick 07-04-2014 01:46 PM

    Srinagar: Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah has attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party for promising the abrogation of Article 370 in its manifesto. Dr Abdullah said, "National Conference, Congress and other national parties won't let Article 370 be abrogated." The Article 370 of the Constitution guarantees a special category status for...
  • PDP opposed facilities for displacing Pandits, says Omar 06-04-2014 10:52 PM

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday accused opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of opposing facilities for displaced Kashmiri Pandits, saying it derived "sadistic pleasure" from people's problems. Addressing a public meeting in Jammu, Abdullah, the president of the National Conference, alleged the PDP is "deriving sadistic...
  • National tracker: Modi-powered NDA may get 234-246 seats, UPA 111-123 04-04-2014 09:10 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is almost certain to form the next government according to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national election tracker. The NDA is projected to get 234-246 Lok Sabha seats in the elections while the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is likely to bag just 111-123 according...
  • Seven more English league players arrested for match-fixing 04-04-2014 02:24 PM

    London: Another seven players from league clubs in northwest England have been arrested for allegedly fixing football matches. The BBC cited the National Crime Agency as saying that the seven footballers are aged between 18 and 30. It added that six other men originally arrested in December on suspicion of...