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23-Jan-2017

‘Tharki Chokro’ Swaroop Khan To Perform On Big Memsaab

His passion for music landed him on one of the popular singing reality shows and in no time he became the singing sensation of the country. After ruling the hearts of many, a complete music enthusiast, Swaroop Khan is all set to sizzle the stage with his...

23-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Senior Akali leader from Muslim-dominated Malerkotia joins Congress

In a jolt to the Shiromani Akali Dal in the Muslim-dominated area of Malerkotla, senior party leader Nadeem Anwar Khan on Monday joined the Punjab Congress, asserting that he wanted to serve the people of the area under the leadership of Captain Amarinder...

22-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Blow to SAD, More leaders join AAP

Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday got a short in arm as Youth Akali Dal General Secretary, Harpreet Singh Kahlon, Aklai Dal(L) District president Ropar, Malkit Singh Chhaj and Tinu Sarpanch joined AAP in the presence of AAP leader Durgesh Pathak at Chandigarh.Welcoming...

22-Jan-2017 Jaipur

Social disparity to blame for molestation, rape: Javed Akhtar

Celebrated Indian poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar on Sunday rebuffed claims that Westernisation leads to rapes and other crimes against women.In response to a question from the audience at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), Akhtar said Indian actors going to...

22-Jan-2017 New Delhi

India to support implementation of past commitments at G20

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Sunday said India was for the early implementation of past commitments made at the G20 agriculture ministers' meetings.The minister said India was also committed to Research and Development, collaboration and...

22-Jan-2017 Vizianagaram (Andhra Pradesh)

39 killed as Hirakhand Express derails in Andhra

At least 39 people were killed and 50 injured when the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district, police said on Sunday.The incident occurred on Saturday at 11.30 p.m. near Kuneru station, 24 km from Rayagada...

22-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Reservation a right, none can abolish it : Ram Vilas Paswan

Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said reservation was a constitutional right and no one can abolish it."Reservation was provided in accordance with the 'Poona Pact' signed between Dr Ambedkar and...

22-Jan-2017 Chennai

Kudankulam Unit 2 generates full capacity of 1,000 MW

The second 1,000 MW atomic power reactor at the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu has attained its maximum capacity, the Russian builders announced on Sunday."Kudankulam NPP Unit No 2 has for the first time reached 100 per cent power...

23-Jan-2017 Bengaluru

Ravi Shankar tells Jallikattu supporters to stay calm

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Monday urged the people of Tamil Nadu to maintain peace after a police crackdown on Jallikattu protests triggered violence."I appeal to the people of Tamil Nadu to keep calm and not let anti-social elements hijack the peaceful...

23-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Richa Chadha excited to join stand-up comedians on stage

Actress Richa Chadha is excited to do a special set with a few stand-up comedians here.Richa said in a statement: "I think making people laugh is a tough task. And by doing so you can capture an audience like no other. Stand-up (comedy) is something I have always...

23-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Kalimpong to be a new district soon : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that Kalimpong, the hill station that falls under Darjeeling district, will soon become a separate district itself.She said Mirik in the same district will be upgraded to a sub-division, while...

23-Jan-2017 Vijayawada

Jallikattu style protest planned in Andhra : N. Chandrababu Naidu

The Jallikattu protest in Tamil Nadu has inspired the opposition in Andhra Pradesh to create disturbances to seek special status to the state, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said on Monday.Popular actor and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan has announced...

23-Jan-2017 Kolkata

No ODIs before Champions Trophy not a concern : Virat Kohli

No One Day Internationals before Champions Trophy in June doesn't concern India skipper Virat Kohli who believes death bowling is an area where his team can improve while playing T20 cricket.For the batters, India's premier batsman said there is no need...

23-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Being a friend, I am happy for Salman Khan: Daisy Shah

Daisy Shah is happy for her "Jai Ho" co-star and friend Salman Khan who was recently acquitted in an Arms Act case related to the alleged poaching of two blackbucks."I am very happy for Salman. It is a big relief for him and his family. As they said justice...

23-Jan-2017 Jaipur

10 years on, Jaipur embraces Taslima Nasrin

On a frightful night in November 2007, controversial writer Taslima Nasrin was juggling with authorities in the Pink City, unsure of what lay ahead and very concerned about her security. Multiple fatwas saw the Bangladeshi writer being moved from Kolkata...

23-Jan-2017 Mumbai

'Deewar' had best screenplay ever: Amitabh Bachchan

On the occasion of 42 years of 1975 crime drama film "Deewar" since its release, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said that the Yash Chopra directorial had the best screenplay.Amitabh, who got the "angry young man" image from the film, took to Twitter on Monday...

23-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Those close to nature lean towards literature: Prasoon Joshi

Writer-lyricist Prasoon Joshi, who has been conferred a Honorary Doctorate from Amity University at the Jaipur Literature Festival, believes that those who are more exposed to nature are inclined to grow a liking for literature."...those who are close to nature like...

23-Jan-2017 Jaipur

India urgently needs uniform civil law: Taslima Nasrin

Bangladeshi author and freedom of expression advocate Taslima Nasrin, who has been living in exile since 1994 after facing the ire of fundamentalists, said on Monday India urgently needed a uniform civil law.During a surprise session at the Jaipur Literature Festival...

23-Jan-2017 Hyderabad

Centre urges people to call off Jallikattu protest

Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday appealed to Jallikattu protesters in Tamil Nadu to call off their agitation.The appeal came after the protests turned violent in Chennai and some parts of Tamil Nadu.The minister said now that the Tamil Nadu government...

23-Jan-2017 Washington

NASA wants you to pick picture sites for Jupiter probe

Are you a space enthusiast? Then there is a golden opportunity for you to decide where NASA's Juno spacecraft should aim its camera during its next close flyby of Jupiter on February 2.NASA has, for the first time, offered space enthusiasts an opportunity...

23-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Jackie Chan to appear on 'The Kapil Sharma Show'

Legendary action-star Jackie Chan will be seen seen promoting his forthcoming multilingual action-adventure comedy film "Kung Fu Yoga" in the upcoming episode of popular comedy show "The Kapil Sharma Show".Funnyman-actor Kapil Sharma, who hosts the Sony Entertainment...

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