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  • Rajinikath-starrer 'Lingaa' gets 'U' certificate; suitable to watch for all age groups November 26, 2014

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil actioner 'Lingaa' has been passed with a 'U' certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), making it suitable to watch for all age groups. The film will release in cinemas on December 12 in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. "'Lingaa' will release on Rajinikanth's birthday. The censors...
  • Women in our films have moved away from stereotypes: Amitabh Bachchan November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Noting that the visual representation of women has changed dramatically over the past two decades, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Monday saluted the way contemporary Indian films portray multi-hued female characters which have moved away from the pre-set stereotypes of wife, vamp or the sacrificing mother. "From the 1990s, along with...
  • Social media played key role in Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Social media has played a significant role in recent Lok Sabha elections and it will continue to do so in future, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. "There was an important role of social media in 2014 elections. It will continue to do so in future too....
  • Double take: Rajinikanth to play a district collector and a 'secret character' in 'Lingaa' July 2, 2014

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth, who is currently busy shooting for Tamil actioner 'Lingaa', will be seen in dual avatar in the film. He will be playing a district collector and an unknown role in a flashback sequence. "Rajini sir is playing double role in the film. He plays a district collector in...
  • Japan's government approves larger military role July 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan took a step away on Tuesday from an Americandrafted constitution that has long kept its military shackled, approving a plan to allow greater use of a force that was vanquished at the end of World War II. In one of the biggest changes to Japanese security policy since...
  • PDP not a role model for people: Syed Ali Shah Geelani May 19, 2014

    Srinagar: Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday said that the Peoples Democratic Party is not a role model for people and its victory in the Lok Sabha elections in Kashmir was due to ruling National Conference's "antipeople" policies. PDP's euphoria over the poll results is "meaningless and unrealistic" and...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Prithviraj voted best actor in a supporting role for 'Aurangzeb' April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: They might not be the central focus of the film, but actors who play the supporting roles in films provide a backbone to the story. Most of the time, the lead characters hog the limelight but these actors still manage to turn heads with their striking, 'hatke' performances. And...
  • Watch: What if men had to live in a world ruled by women? Short French film holds a mirror to society February 10, 2014

    On what seems to be just another ordinary day, a man is exposed to sexism and sexual violence in a society ruled by women. The 10 minutefilm French film Oppressed Majority (Majorit Opprime) by Eleonore Pourriat and starring Pierre Benezit, MarieLorna Vaconsin, Marie Favasuli and Cline Menville is an eyeopener. ...
  • No combat role for woman officers in near future: Army Chief January 13, 2014

    Citing the "vagaries" of battlefield, Army Chief Bikram Singh on Monday ruled out women officers getting into combat zones in the near future but said they will be given commandroles in the support arms. Addressing the annual Army day press conference, the General said there were "deviation" from standard operating procedures...
  • Lokpal Bill: Congress hails Rahul Gandhi's 'key role', promises more December 18, 2013

    Congress hailed party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's "key role" in the passage of the historic Lokpal Bill, which was cleared by Parliament on Wednesday, while asserting that it was committed to bringing in an anti corruption code in the country. "Rahul played a key role in the passage of the Lokpal...
  • Rajasthan is role model for development, not Gujarat: Gehlot November 17, 2013

    Taking a dig at the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday claimed that his State was a role model for development, not Gujarat where development works were concentrated in Ahmedabad and Baroda. Development in Gujarat is not a new phenomenon. It...
  • Delhi gangrape: More investigation required in juvenile's role, says Mamta Sharma September 14, 2013

    Chairperson of National Commission for Women Mamta Sharma has said there is a need to take a hard look at the role of the juvenile who was given 3 years. "The juvenile can not get a lighter sentence just because of a certificate. I think more investigation is required, I...
  • Egyptian Islamist groups deny role in bomb attack September 6, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's main Islamist groups have denied responsibility for the assassination attempt on Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim as several liberal groups accused the Muslim Brotherhood of involvement. Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt Thursday when a car bomb blew up next to his convoy, prompting him to warn that "a wave of...
  • Azharuddin offered to coach Jammu and Kashmir cricket team August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has been offered the job of coaching Jammu and Kashmir cricket team and he was considering whether to take it up or not, a report said. According to the report, Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association President Farooq Abdullah offered Azharuddin the position that has...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Salman Khan to play double role in the promo July 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan will reportedly play a double role for the upcoming promo of his reality TV show Bigg Boss. The 47yearold actor will shoot a special promo for the seventh season of Bigg Boss, where he will be seen in a double role similar to his 1997 hit comedy...
  • Majid Khan among three candidates for PCB chairman role June 19, 2013

    Islamabad: A Pakistan government lawyer says former captain Majid Khan is among three candidates for the post of acting chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Lawyer Irfanullah informed Islamabad High Court judge Shaukat Aziz Siddique that commentator Chishtie Mujahid and former chief of the Federal Board of Revenue Mumtaz Haider Rizvi...
  • Ishrat Jahan fake encounter: CBI clarifies its move to probe IB Director June 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday clarified why it is probing Intelligence Bureau Special Director Rajendra Kumar's role in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. The agency publicly claimed that it has evidence which shows a senior IB officer colluded in the 2004 fake encounter by Gujarat...
  • 'Cheerful women not associated with leadership qualities' June 5, 2013

    Berlin: Too happy? Ladies, you may be harming your career by looking cheerful! Women who give a cheerful impression are judged to be less willing to undertake leadership roles than men who display similar emotions, a new study has found. Economic researchers at Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) in Germany found that...
  • Tour de France director hails British role in the sport March 10, 2013

    Nice: Britain's growing cycling culture has helped to globalise the sport while keeping it close to its European roots, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme said. "Globalisation is necessary but we need to respect the roots of cycling," Prudhomme told Reuters in an interview after the fifth stage of the Paris-Nice...
  • Srihari to make his Bollywood debut with Zanjeer March 5, 2013

    Apoorva Lakhia, the director of Ram Charan's upcoming Bollywood film,'Zanjeer', said that Telugu actor Srihari has joined the movie team to play the Sherkhan role in the Telugu version. "Srihari sir joins the Zanjeer team to play Sherkhan in the Telugu version. We have shot two scenes with him. What an...
  • 85th Academy Awards: Arkin nominated in Best Supporting Actor category January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Ben Affleck's directorial debut 'Argo' garnered 9 nominations, including Best Actor in a upporting role for Alan Arkin at the 85th Academy Awards on Thursday. The veteran actor played a seasoned Hollywood producer in the political thriller bout the Iran hostage crisis of 197981. ...
  • 85th Academy Awards: Hathaway nominated in the Supporting Actress category January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Anne Hathaway earned her second Academy Awards nomination on Thursday as the actress was nominated for her role in 'Les Misrables' in the best actress in a supporting role category. Other actresses who found their name in the list include: Amy Adams for The Master, Sally Field for 'Lincoln',...
  • Hermione Granger named best screen role model January 7, 2013

    London: Harry Potter's best friend Hermione Granger, played by Emma Watson, has been voted the best bigscreen role model in a poll of young film fans. The brainy student picked up 19 per cent of the votes, reported Daily Star online. It was followed by Charlie Bucket (16 per cent), who...
  • Akhilesh bats for Rahul's larger role in Cong September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has suggested that Congress should not delay giving a more prominent role to Rahul Gandhi in the party and the central government. "It's good, but it should come early. The Congress shouldn't keep it hanging," Akhilesh said when asked for his views on...
  • Rahul to decide on playing bigger role: Sonia July 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said it is for Rahul Gandhi to decide for himself on playing a larger role in the party. "No one can take a decision on his behalf. He has to take a decision," she said in Parliament House after Vice President Hamid Ansari...
  • Veena Malik plays double role in 'Daal Mein...' June 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistani actress Veena Malik is excited about playing a double role in her debut Bollywood 'Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai'. She says she is confident she will pull it off well as she has real life dual identities as well. "Playing a double role in reel life is a...
  • Assertive women and macho men in Bollywood now March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The script has changed in Bollywood in the last 60 years the women are more worldly, the men more macho and the cinema itself more technosavvy, almost as good as Hollywood, says veteran cinema writer and critic Bhaichand Patel. "The women in Hindi cinema are more assertive though...
  • Om Puri: Today's television is frivolous March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Om Puri returns to the small screen after over a decade as a 'sutradhar' or storyteller for new TV show 'Chhal Sheh Aur Maat'. But the veteran actor feels today's television is frivolous and lacks meaningful content. "Television back in the 1980s had meaningful content. Serials like 'Hum Log'...
  • First squadron of MMRCA to join IAF within 34 yrs March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The first squadron of MediumMulti Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) consisting of 18 aircraft is expected to be inducted into the IAF within three to four years of signing of the contract with its supplier. In reply to a question on delivery of MMRCA, Defence Minister AK Antony told Lok...
  • Won't do second lead anymore: Nawazuddin Siddiqui March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: After earning accolades for his portrayal of an arrogant intelligence officer in 'Kahaani', actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he is looking forward to move away from supporting roles in his upcoming films. Siddiqui, 38, is known for playing diverse roles to perfection in films 'Black Friday','Peepli Live', 'New York', 'Paan...