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Eminent Bengali writer passes away


September 4th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Eminent Bengali writer and Sahitya Akademi award winner Syed Mustafa Siraj died at a city hospital Tuesday after a brief illness, family sources said.Siraj, 82, was ... Read more...

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Can’t make commercial films: ‘Anhey Ghorey…’ director


August 25th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Punjabi film director Gurvinder Singh, who received a National award for his debut film "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" ("Alms for the Blind Horse"), says he ... Read more...

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Explore an athlete’s dreams with ‘Khwaabb’


August 24th, 2012 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) If anyone of you thought sports-based movies were a well-explored topic in Bollywood, debutant director Zaid Ali Khan wants you to think again as he ... Read more...

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NFDC dedicates ‘Anhey Ghorey…’ to Mani Kaul


August 9th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has decided to dedicate National award-winning Punjabi film "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" to late filmmaker Mani Kaul, who was ... Read more...

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Daniel Day Lewis transforms into Abraham Lincoln


August 8th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Released photos by Entertainment Weekly show an uncanny resemblance of Daniel Day Lewis to the 16th president of the US - Abraham Lincoln. Daniel Lewis who ... Read more...

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Mrinal Sen, Buddhadeb Dasgupta remember Rajesh Khanna


July 18th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Veteran Bengali filmmakers Mrinal Sen and Buddhadeb Dasgupta Wednesday mourned the death of Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna and said his acting skills will continue ... Read more...

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Rights panel moved to help jailed Pinki Pramanik


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Alleging sexual harassment of Asiad gold medalist runner Pinki Pramanik, accused of being a male and currently under judicial custody for "rape", a civil rights group ... Read more...

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‘Pained and insulted’, Mahasweta quits Bangla Akademi


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Eminent author and Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi chairperson Mahasweta Devi Wednesday announced her decision to quit the post after a name recommended by her for the prestigious ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily questions civil awards


March 26th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 26 (IANS) Pakistan's civil awards are now "tawdry pieces of junk jewellery" handed out to people who have in reality achieved little beyond keeping their political boats afloat, ... Read more...

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Is government serious about saving the Ganga?


March 25th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Ganga, deified by Hindus and intrinsic to its literature and lore while providing water to over 40 percent of India's population in 11 ... Read more...

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Antony’s wife, Resul Pookutty enrol as advocates


March 4th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 4 (IANS) Elizabeth Antony, wife of Defence Minister A.K. Antony and Oscar award winner Resul Pookutty, were enrolled as advocates at a function here Sunday.A former bank official, ... Read more...

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Adele to sue magazine over fake sex tape


February 18th, 2012 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Grammy award-winner Adele has launched legal action against a French magazine over false claims of a sex tape, featuring the star. She insists the allegation is ... Read more...

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Black flags to greet Sonia Gandhi in Goa


December 15th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Intellectuals, literatteurs, educationists, retired bureaucrats and freedom fighters will greet Congress president Sonia Gandhi with black flags during her brief visit to Goa on Dec ... Read more...

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Mumbai mall to host boxing match Friday


December 8th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) An international boxing match is scheduled to be held at a Mumbai mall Friday, an organiser said.Inorbit Mall in the Malad area of northwest Mumbai would ... Read more...

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Kerala director to spend IFFI prize money on Oscar promotion


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) Salim Ahmed, director of Malayalam film "Adaminte Makan Abu" which won the Silver Peacock prize at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), will spend ... Read more...

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Tablets, mobile phones are future of short films: Mike Pandey


November 26th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Tablets and mobile phones are the future platforms of documentaries and short films, president of the Indian Documentary Producers' Association (IDPA) Mike Pandey said Saturday.The wildlife ... Read more...

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Hazarika’s death big loss for music industry: Bollywood


November 5th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) After Jagjit Singh passed away last month, noted music-composer Bhupen Hazarika's death has further left a huge void in the Indian music industry, say ... Read more...

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Aide quits Bedi’s NGO over travel row


October 25th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Team Anna member Kiran Bedi's travel agent Anil Bal left her NGO India Vision Foundation (IVF) Tuesday, saying his reputation had suffered due to charges ... Read more...

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Kiran Bedi to return excess money to organisers


October 24th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Following allegations that she had inflated travel expenses when invited by NGOs for seminars, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi Monday said members of her trust ... Read more...

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Anna to fast again if bill not passed this session, says Kejriwal


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 22 (IANS) "Anna Hazare will fast again if the Lokpal bill is not passed in the winter session of Parliament," warned Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal here ... Read more...

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Kejriwal siphoned funds for private trust: Agnivesh


October 22nd, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal had siphoned Rs.70-80 lakh belonging to India Against Corruption (IAC), headed by Anna Hazare, and diverted the money ... Read more...

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Armed forces act to go from some Kashmir areas: Omar


October 21st, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) The widely denounced Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will be lifted from some areas of Jammu and Kashmir in the next few days, Chief ... Read more...

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It was for the cause: Bedi on inflated reimbursements


October 20th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Team Anna found itself in another controversy Thursday with its key member Kiran Bedi defending herself against allegations that she inflated travel bills when ... Read more...

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Bedi should stop giving lectures on corruption: Agnivesh


October 20th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Kiran Bedi, a key Team Anna member, should stay away from public life till an inquiry clears her of allegations that she charged inflated travel ... Read more...

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Giving fake bills is wrong: Kejriwal


October 20th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Issuing fake invoices for reimbursing travel expenses was wrong, Arvind Kejriwal said Thursday and added that only a proper investigation could prove whether his Team ... Read more...

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Kiran Bedi should come clean, says Digvijay Singh


October 20th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Congress leader Digvijay Singh Thursday asked Kiran Bedi, a close associate of Anna Hazare, to come clean on allegations that she inflated travel expenses ... Read more...

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In social field, keep ego aside: Anna


October 19th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Even as two important people have quit his campaign against corruption over differences with a key team member, Anna Hazare has observed that egos ... Read more...

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Bedi rubbishes allegations against Kejriwal


October 18th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) While calling Arvind Kejriwal a 'passionate' and 'committed' social activist, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi Tuesday rubbished allegations that he acted in a high-handed manner."Kejriwal is ... Read more...

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Don’t understand why Team Anna members quit: Medha Patkar


October 18th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Activist Medha Patkar Tuesday said she did not understand why Team Anna members P.B. Rajagopal and Rajendra Singh distanced themselves from the anti-graft campaign."They had ... Read more...

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Two Team Anna members quit, Bedi denies cracks (Roundup)


October 18th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Two key Team Anna members Tuesday distanced themselves from the anti-corruption campaign, but Hazare's aide Kiran Bedi denied the movement was cracking up.Magsaysay award ... Read more...

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Two top Team Anna members quit


October 18th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Two prominent members of Team Anna, Magsaysay award winner Rajendra Singh and Gandhian activist P.B. Rajagopal, Tuesday resigned from the movement, citing Arvind Kejriwal's ... Read more...

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‘Yatra’ against special powers act to begin from Srinagar


October 15th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar and Magsaysay award winner Sandeep Pandey will Sunday start from Srinagar their 4,500-km 'yatra' for revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers ... Read more...

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Bengal should protect fishermen’s rights: Mahasweta Devi


October 8th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Writer and activist Mahasweta Devi Saturday urged West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee-led government to ensure that the rights of fishermen are preserved and that they are ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare, Kejriwal, Bedi detained (Lead)


August 16th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Amid high drama, Gandhian activist Anna Hazare was detained Tuesday morning by the Delhi Police as he was about to set out for his fast ... Read more...

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Mani Kaul’s ‘Duvidha’, two more Indian movies at Venice fest


July 29th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Late filmmaker Mani Kaul's "Duvidha" will be screened at the 68th Venice International Film Festival, starting Aug 31, along with Gurvinder Singh's Punjabi movie "Anhey ... Read more...

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