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  • Why is Salman finding Sooraj Barjatya's 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' tough? 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Salman Khan says shooting Sooraj Barjatya's 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' is the toughest film he is doing in so many years as the role requires him to be as "pure" as he was when he featured as Prem in the filmmaker's 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'. "It's ('Prem...') the most difficult...
  • Chhattisgarh government reduces rate of interest on higher education loans to 1 per cent July 9, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh government has reduced the rate of interest on higher education loan given to youth in the state from four per cent to one per cent. As per the promise made by Chief Minister Raman Singh during assembly polls, the rate of interest on higher education has been reduced to...
  • Modi writes to Jaya, promises safe release of Prem Kumar from Afghan abductors June 14, 2014

    Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on the abduction of a Christian missionary Alexis Prem Kumar by Taliban at Herat in Afghanistan. In a letter dated June 5, he said, "I thank you for your letter of June 4. I too...
  • Afghan government has 'concrete leads' in Indian worker abduction case June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Friday said that Afghan government has got some "concrete leads" in connection with the abduction of Indian aid worker Alexis Prem Kumar in Herat five days ago as investigations were on in the case in which three Talibans have been arrested. Afghanistan has conveyed to India that...
  • Search on for Indian NGO worker abducted in Afghanistan June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian NGO worker Father Alexis Prem Kumar, abducted in Herat in Afghanistan, is said to be safe. The Governor of Herat told CNN-IBN that Father Prem Kumar is still in the Herat province. Search operations are underway to find him. Sources have also told CNN-IBN that 13 people...
  • Jaya writes to PM Modi to secure Indian's release in Afghanistan June 14, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure Indian NGO worker Father Alexis Prem Kumar's release in Afghanistan. She wrote to Modi asking him to take up the matter at the highest level in Afghanistan so that local authorities can double their...
  • Afghan security forces trying to locate abducted Indian June 5, 2014

    Herat: The Afghanistan security forces continue to look for the Indian who was abducted in Herat earlier this week. Sources say that aerial search operations are being held to locate the NGO worker. Herat Governor Sayed Fazal Ullah Wahidi told CNN-IBN that the abductors had tried to take Father Alexi Prem...
  • Taliban behind the kidnapping of Indian: Afghanistan Interior Ministry June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been a possible breakthrough in the kidnapping of Indian NGO worker Father Alexis Prem Kumar in Herat. Afghanistan security forces have arrested one person in connection with the case. The Afghanistan Interior Ministry told CNN-IBN that the Taliban is behind the abduction. Father Prem Kumar was...
  • Secure release of priest Alexis at earliest: DMK to Centre June 4, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Thursday urged the Centre to secure at the earliest the release of Indian aid worker Alexis Prem Kumar, a Jesuit priest from Tamil Nadu, who has been abducted from Herat in Afghanistan on June 2 by suspected Taliban militants. "I urge the Centre and the...
  • One arrested by Afghan forces for abducting Indian aid worker in Herat June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: One person has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Indian aid worker Alexis Prem Kumar who was abducted in the Herat Province of Afghanistan. According to reports, the arrest was reportedly made by by Afghan security forces in Herat. The sources in the External Affairs Ministry...
  • Vaiko writes to PM over abduction of priest in Afghanistan June 4, 2014

    Chennai: MDMK chief Vaiko has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in securing the release of a Jesuit priest from Tamil Nadu, who was abducted by unidentified gunmen in Afghanistan on June 2. In his letter to Modi, Vaiko contended that 47-year-old Fr Alexis Prem Kumar S J...
  • No leads on the whereabouts of Indian kidnapped in Herat June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no breakthrough yet in the case of the kidnapping of Indian an NGO worker in Herat, Afghanistan. The Ministry of External Affairs has said that it is in constant touch with the Afghan government and local authorities that have launched a search operation for Indian Alexis...
  • Ghaziabad police seize detonators after explosion in Prem Nagar May 19, 2014

    Ghaziabad police have recovered a stock of detonators from a scrap store after an explosion rocked Prem Nagar locality of Loni town in this district, police said Monday. The scrap store belonged to Ram Prakash whose two sons -- Rinku (13) and Shivam (9) -- were critically injured Sunday when the...
  • Rahul Gandhi to campaign for Congress candidates in Bihar April 12, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party candidates in Bihar during the third phase of general elections, a party leader said on Friday. Gandhi will visit Bihar to campaign for the Congress candidates from Kishanganj, Purnia and Supaul parliamentary seats going to polls in the third phase on...
  • SAD moves EC over Bhattal's remark against Chandumajra April 8, 2014

    Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against former Punjab Cheif Minister and senior Congress leader Bhattal for allegedly using foul and derogatory language for its candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra. Secretary and SAD Spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema, in his complaint to the EC, said that...
  • V Babasaheb, cinematographer for 'Aap Ki Kasam', 'Ganga Jumna' passes away at 97 April 5, 2014

    His resume would have been enviable, had he ever made one. Cinematographer V Babasaheb, who worked on iconic Bollywood films that spanned over six decades, such as, 'Seema', 'Daag', 'Baadal', 'Aap Ki Kasam', 'Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka', 'Ganga Jumna' and 'Akhir Kyon', passed away on Saturday morning at his hometown,...
  • Confirmed! Sooraj Barjatya's 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' to feature Salman Khan in a double role March 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan will be seen in a double role in Sooraj Barjatya's film 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'. The actor, who will be teaming with Sooraj Barjatya after almost 15 years, will be seen playing the characters of Prem and Vijay in the film. In his earlier three films...
  • Top 10: The world's richest tech billionaires in 2014 March 4, 2014

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has regained the title of the world's richest man in the Forbes magazine's annual billionaire list that includes 56 India-based billionaires. Apart from the richest people on the planet, the list also details the world's richest billionaires in the world of tech. Google's Larry Page has...
  • Hindi litterateur Amarkant passes away at 89 February 17, 2014

    Noted Hindi litterateur and Jnanpith award winner Amarkant on Monday breathed his last at his residence in Allahabad following a prolonged illness. He was 89. Born in 1925 in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh, Amarkant took active part in the Quit India movement of 1942, which caused him to abandon his studies for...
  • BJP failed to draw crowds to Modi rally in Himachal: Congress February 17, 2014

    Shimla: Congress's Himachal Pradesh unit claimed that BJP, despite spending crores of rupees, had failed to draw a huge crowd to the rally addressed by its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Sujanpur on Sunday. "BJP leaders had claimed that over 2 lakh people would attend the rally at Sujanpur, but...
  • RS polls: Parimal Nathwani, Prem Chand Gupta elected unopposed from state January 31, 2014

    Sitting MP Parimal Nathwani and RJD leader Prem Chand Gupta were on Friday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand. "Prem Chand Gupta took his winner's certificate today while Parimal Nathwani will possibly take it on Saturday," Secretary of the Assembly Secretariat and Returning Officer for the RS election Sushil...
  • Dhumal back's Akali Dal's demand for SIT probe into anti-Sikh riots January 30, 2014

    Hamirpur: Alleging that Congressmen were actively involved in the killing of Sikhs during the riots in 1984, former Himachal Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday supported Akali Dal's demand for a SIT probe into the killings. "Rahul Gandhi has himself admitted role of Congress leaders...
  • Congress names Kumari Selja, Bhubaneshwar Kalita, Sanjay Singh for Rajya Sabha January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress has named Lok Sabha MP from Ambala Kumari Selja for the Rajya Sabha from Haryana while Bhubaneshwar Kalita and Sanjay Singh have been nominated from Assam. The party has also decided to support the nomination of Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Prem Chand Gupta for the Rajya Sabha...
  • Nageswara Rao's death big loss to Indian cinema: Shivraj Kumar January 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kannada superstar Shivraj Kumar, son of late actor Rajkumar, says that the death of legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao is not only a loss to Telugu filmdom but to Indian cinema as a whole. Nageswara Rao died here early Wednesday after battling intestinal cancer. He was 89. "His (Nageswara Rao) death...
  • Himachal CM Virbhadra files defamation suit against Jaitley, Dhumal January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has filed a defamation suit against BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and Prem Kumar Dhumal. The two BJP leaders had accused Virbhadra Singh of corruption, saying he took bribe from a power company. Meanwhile, the Himachal unit of BJP has threatened to release...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan conducts surprise inspection of government offices January 11, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan conducted surprise inspection of several government offices in Bhopal during which he also got an officer fined for smoking inside the premises. The Chief Minister's inspection tour on Friday, which included checking of a newly constructed road in Bhopal, came as a surprise even to the...
  • Statue of actor Prem Nazir to be set up in Thiruvananthapuram January 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A life-size statue of Malayalam's ever-green matinee idol Prem Nazir, who set a record by acting in more than 600 movies, is to be set up here. In view of increasing demands from cultural and film circles, the state government has decided to set up his statue at a...
  • My father's positive spirit helping him recover faster: Nagarjuna January 9, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna says his father Akkineni Nageswara Rao's will to live has helped him recover faster after his surgery to cure intestinal cancer. "We are thrilled with the vibrancy and positivity he is showing now. On Jan 1, the entire family had a fun-filled day with him. He is...
  • HP CM hits out at BJP over garft charge, calls it political vendetta January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The war of words between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has intensified, with the latter hitting back at the Opposition saying that the allegations of bribery and corruption against him is political vendetta and he is open to a lokayukta probe. Former...