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  • Parliamentary panel urges Punjab Chief Minister to tackle water contamination 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Reminding Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of his 'Raj Dharma', former Union minister Ashwani Kumar on Friday sought his personal intervention for resolving the issue of water contamination in the state. The Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab, who is the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on...
  • BJP asks Sonia Gandhi to rein in Congress leaders 'foul-mouthing' PM Modi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Condemning "intemperate" remarks by Congress leaders against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP on Thursday asked party President Sonia Gandhi to rein in her party leaders and demanded an apology from her. BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said Congress leaders, including former MP Raj Babbar, at a rally at Jantar...
  • Budget session to be stormy, Opposition party to give tough time to government on Ordinances February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The budget session of Parliament beginning on Monday is expected to be a stormy affair with the Narendra Modi dispensation facing the tough task to ensure passage of six bills replacing Ordinances in the face of stiff opposition in the Upper House. Emboldened after the ruling BJP's Delhi...
  • Chilled rabri, kulfi to be served at Lalu's daughter and Mulayam's grand nephew's pre-wedding ceremony February 19, 2015

    Etawah: A staggering 1,00,000 invites, including to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have been sent out for Samajwadi Party supremo's grand nephew's pre-wedding ceremony in Saifai village on Saturday where mouthwatering dishes like bedai, baati-chokha and halwa soaked in desi ghee will be served. Saifai village, some 25 km from Etawah, is...
  • 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' leading lady Bhumi Pednekar asked to keep a low profile before the release of the film February 18, 2015

    Mumbai: There's a lot that went behind bringing Bhumi Pednekar from behind the scenes of filmmaking on to the big screen with 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha'. But her journey will be kept under wraps until the film's release. In fact, the movie's production banner Yash Raj Films (YRF) has instructed Bhumi,...
  • Labh Janjua records a song for 'Solid Patels' February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Singer Labh Janjua of 'London thumakda' fame has recorded a 'high octane' song of Saurabh Varma's film 'Solid Patels'. "Working with Labh was a unique experience. He has given the song a whole new dimension and scaled up the energy to another level. The song now has more impact than...
  • 'Temper' review: Whose side are you on? The Good or the Bad? Junior NTR is all of them February 14, 2015

    Film: Temper Cast: NTR, Kajal, Posani Krishna Murali, Prakash Raj. Rating: 2.5 In the very first scene, we see a badly wounded NTR, talking to us, explaining his condition in his usual manner. Slow, understandable cut to flashback. NTR is a police officer working for the criminals. He's on the other side of...
  • Aditya Raj Kapoor: I've always tried to do something different and Shammiji stood beside me February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor-businessman Aditya Raj Kapoor, who was recently seen in a guest role on TV show 'Everest', did not take up acting seriously but says his father Shammi Kapoor always supported his decisions. Aditya, an avid biker, initially started off his career in showbiz as an assistant director and tried...
  • Congress downfall started from Delhi and the same will happen to BJP: Former Delhi minister Raj Kumar Chauhan February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and Mongolpuri candidate Raj Kumar Chauhan hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi saying she is a police officer and does not know politics. "'Kiran Bedi dande ke zor par raaj karna janti hai, politics nai kar sakti' (Kiran Bedi knows...
  • 'Ranavikrama': Puneeth Rajkumar and Adah Sharma team wrap up last leg of the shoot February 2, 2015

    Puneeth Rajkumar's upcoming film 'Ranavikrama' recently completed the last schedule of its shoot in Milan, Italy. The cast and crew of the film wrapped up the shoot hastily, because the temperature in Milan hovered around 2 degrees Celsius, and their Bangalore-based team wasn't used to the extreme weather. Directed by...
  • 'Bigg Boss 8' extension has no link with the channel's new series 'Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat', says Colors CEO Raj Nayak January 30, 2015

    Karjat: Colors CEO Raj Nayak today rubbished reports that the channel's popular reality show 'Bigg Boss' got extended as it's new series 'Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat' took time to complete. Nayak said 'Bigg Boss Halla Bol', an extension of 'Bigg Boss 8', was planned right from the beginning as the reality series...
  • 'Fireman' trailer: Mammootty and Unni Mukundan play the two conscientious men in red hats January 29, 2015

    Directed by Deepu Karunakaran and featuring Mammootty, Unni Mukundan and Nyla Usha in key roles, the story of 'Fireman' revolves around the life of the "unsung heroes" who work in the fire department in India. ...
  • Padma Shri came as a pleasant surprise: Mithali Raj January 26, 2015

    Surprised at being selected for the Padma Shri, Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj says she was not expecting the prestigious honour with some men's team superstars also in the race. "Honestly when I was pitted against Virat Kohli, I gave up because when you compare us with men's cricket...
  • Padma Bhushan for wrestling coach Satpal; Padma Shri for Sardar, Sindhu January 25, 2015

    Former Asian Games gold medal-winning wrestler Satpal, who also coached inspirational Sushil Kumar, was on Sunday named for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award, while national hockey team captain Sardar Singh and two-time badminton World Championships bronze medallist PV Sinhdu were among the five sportspersons chosen for this year's Padma Shri...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: 'Authors are breaking free from exoticisation of India'; Amit Chaudhuri, Raj Kamal Jha, discuss stories, facts, fiction January 24, 2015

    Jaipur: "Everything is fiction until it is proven to be a fact," said journalist and author Raj Kamal Jha. "Fiction is what's inside of you. Facts are outside you," he added. Jha was participating in the discussion 'clearing a space: between fact and fiction' with critically-acclaimed writer Amit Chaudhuri, along with...
  • IPL Scandal: Professional engagement distinct from commercial interest, says SC January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Dragging names of former players donning different roles in cricket did not cut much ice for N Srinivasan to remain at the helm of BCCI affairs, as the Supreme Court drew a clear distinction between commercial interest and professional engagement of a player on account of his proficiency...
  • Full text: Supreme Court order on Srinivasan, CSK, RR, Raman, Meiyappan January 23, 2015

    In a setback to N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday barred him from contesting any BCCI election on grounds of conflict of interest and set up a judges committee under a former Chief Justice of India to decide on the punishment in the IPL scam that can threaten the...
  • Five questions after SC indicts Srinivasan, Meiyappan, Kundra in IPL Scandal January 22, 2015

    In a scathing indictment of the BCCI-president-in-exile N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday came down hard on him and barred him from contesting the Indian cricket board's next elections. Delivering its verdict in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, the apex court also ruled Chennai Super Kings team principal...
  • Obama to attend CEO roundtable with PM Modi; at-home lunch with President Mukherjee January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday evening announced the itinerary of US President Barack Obama who is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on Sunday. On a three-day-visit to India the US President will be the chief guest to India's 66th Republic Day parade on Monday. Following is the...
  • IPL Verdict: Srinivasan jolted, Twitter reacted January 22, 2015

    The Supreme Court on Thursday brought the hammer down on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, ruling Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra guilty of betting on IPL matches but sparing N Srinivasan on allegations of cover-up but not on the issue of conflict of interest. The apex court read out...
  • Sundeep Kishan: 'Beeruva' gave me the confidence to acquire the distribution rights January 20, 2015

    Chennai: Actor Sundeep Kishan may not have scored a hit with his last release 'Joru', but he's so confident about his forthcoming Telugu romantic-comedy 'Beeruva' that he decided to pick up the distribution rights of the film in Guntur area. "It's a fresh idea that has been treated commercially to reach...
  • Here's Rajit Kapur's advice on portraying Byomkesh Bakshi on the big screen January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: National award wining actor Rajit Kapur became a household name when he portrayed Byomkesh Bakshi, a literary sleuth created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The series, aired on Doordarshan, lasted two seasons and ran from 1993 to 1997 and resulted in the actor loosing his real identity to his onscreen...