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102-year-old Tamil Nadu civic poll winner knows target


October 23rd, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) Two days after her victory in Tamil Nadu's civic elections, 102-year-old Thadagathi of Pudukulam village near Madurai in Tamil Nadu is eager to start work and ... Read more...

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Shashank Vyas steps in as Jagiya on ‘Balika Vadhu’


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Ujjain boy Shashank Vyas has stepped into "Balika Vadhu", Colors' popular show on child marriage, as the grown up Jagiya. Ever since Jamshedpur's Pratyusha Banerjee replaced Avika Gor ... Read more...

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I always dreamt of doing Anandi’s role: Pratyusha Banerjee (Interview)


July 23rd, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Bengali girl Pratyusha Banerjee, who has stepped into the shoes of Avika Gor to play the older Anandi in "Balika Vadhu", says her dream has finally come true. "I ... Read more...

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Pratyusha Banerjee steps in as Anandi on ‘Balika Vadhu’


July 22nd, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Jamshedpur-based Pratyusha Banerjee has stepped into the shoes of child prodigy Avika Gor as Anandi on Colors' popular TV soap "Balika Vadhu", it was finally revealed in the ... Read more...

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Tagore women brought high fashion to early 20th century Bengal


July 20th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The high priestesses of fashion and modern lifestyle in early 20th century Bengal were none other than the women of the Tagore household who lived ... Read more...

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Jamshedpur girl to replace Avika Gor in ‘Balika Vadhu’


June 26th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) As child actor Avika Gor is set to leave popular TV serial "Balika Vadhu", she will be replaced by Pratyusha Banerjee from Jamshedpur with the ... Read more...

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‘Ballika Vadhu’ To Grow Up: Avika Gor To Leave Popular Serial


June 26th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 26, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): "Ballika Vadhu' will no longer be a ballika(child). The popular daily soap "Ballika Vadhu' is about to undergo a ... Read more...

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‘Balika Vadhu’ to take five year leap


June 24th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Popular TV show "Balika Vadhu", based on child marriage, will soon take a five year leap with young actors Avika Gor and Avinash Mukherjee being replaced with ... Read more...

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Naomi Watts to star as Marilyn Monroe in new book-based biopic


May 14th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): Naomi Watts is set to play Marilyn Monroe in a new biopic, which is based on a controversial book detailing the actress' love affairs and encounters on ... Read more...

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12-year-old Saudi girl divorces her 80 year old husband


April 23rd, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Buraidah, Apr 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 12 year old girl has managed to divorce her 80-year-old husband in Saudi Arabia. This case has forced the human rights group to sit up ... Read more...

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Divorce Of Saudi Girl, 12, From Her Elderly Husband, 80, Could Ignite Matrimonial Reform In Saudi Arabia


April 23rd, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 23, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The case of a 12-year-old Saudi Arabian girl, who has productively acquired a divorce from her aged 80-year-old husband, could motivate the Arab kingdom ... Read more...

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12-year-old girl bleeds to death after marriage


April 9th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hajjah (Yemen), April 9 (IANS/AKI) A 12-year-old girl bled to death three days after a 'swap marriage' here in Yemen's northern province, a report has said. Child bride Ilham Mahdi Shui al-Asi died ... Read more...

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Saudi Govt to provide legal help to 12-year-old girl fighting to divorce 80-year-old husband


February 9th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Feb. 9 (ANI): In what could become a prelude to the banning of child marriage in Saudi Arabia, the Government has decided to provide legal assistance to a 12-year-old girl who ... Read more...

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Balika Vadhu bags Best Drama Series (Fiction) award at Apsara Guild Awards


January 15th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
"Balika Vadhu' has bagged the Best Drama Series (Fiction) award at Chevrolet Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards which was unfolded on Jan 8, 2010 at Chitrakoot Grounds, Andheri, Mumbai.On ... Read more...

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Bulgarian schoolgirl, 11, gives birth on her wedding day!


November 1st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): An eleven-year-old Bulgarian schoolgirl became mother of a baby girl on the day of her wedding.Bride Kordeza went into labour during her wedding to 19-year-old boyfriend Jeliazko Dimitrov, ... Read more...

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I love the attention, says ‘Balika Vadhu’ star


August 20th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Eleven-year-old Avika Gor became a household name ever since she started working in the popular series "Balika Vadhu" as child bride Anandi and says ... Read more...

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Not Smriti, Sakshi…fresh faces woo audiences on TV now


July 15th, 2009 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
By Madhuri Juneja New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) For almost a decade, the television world remained synonymous with women actors like Smriti Irani, Sakshi Tanwar and Shweta Tiwari. But a slew of new ... Read more...

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Islamic fundamentalists jailed for trying to set ablaze publisher’s house in London


July 8th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Three Islamic fundamentalists have been jailed for an arson attack on the home of a London-based publisher who planned to publish a novel about the Prophet Muhammad and ... Read more...

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UK launch of controversial Prophet Mohammed novel postponed


October 10th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.10 (ANI): The launch of controversial novel The Jewel of Medina about the Prophet Mohammed has been postponed. Its American writer, Sherry Jones, has also delayed a three-day publicity tour ... Read more...

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TV show ‘Balika Vadhu’ was originally a movie script


October 4th, 2008 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) "Balika Vadhu", a TV show on child marriage, has become one of the most watched soaps on small screen. Its writer Purnendu Shekhar says it was originally ... Read more...

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Prophets child bride book may not be published in Britain following firebombing


October 2nd, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): American author Sherry Jones book The Jewel of Medina, which has been termed softcore pornography, may not be published in Britain after the firebombing of her publishers ... Read more...

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Islamic extremists warn of more reprisals if book on prophet is published


September 29th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.29 (ANI): Islamic extremists have warned of a wave of reprisals over a controversial book about the Prophet Mohammed after the home of its publisher was firebombed. Hard line clerics ... Read more...

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Attempt of Islamic extremists to kill the publisher of book on Prophet foiled


September 28th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Scotland Yards counter-terrorist command has foiled an alleged plot by Islamic extremists to kill the publisher of a forthcoming novel featuring sexual encounters between the Prophet Muhammad ... Read more...

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Book based on Muhammad’’s child bride not to be published


August 20th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.20 (ANI): A racy, historical novel based on the Prophet Muhammad''s child bride A''isha has been pulled out of the publishing line just before its release date. Sherry Jones, author ... Read more...

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Rushdie slams publisher for dropping ”next Satanic Verses” under Islamist pressure


August 15th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 15 (ANI): Author Salman Rushdie has strongly condemned his publisher for cancelling another writers historical novel about the Prophet Mohammad and his child bride, fearing that the publication ... Read more...

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Prophet Muhammad novel scrapped amid violence fears


August 10th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): US publisher Random House has scrapped plans to release a novel about Prophet Muhammad''s child bride A''isha, fearing it could incite acts of violence.The Jewel of ... Read more...

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Book on `child bride of Prophet Mohamed shelved


August 9th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.9 (ANI): Publishers Random House have shelved plans to publish a new book about the child bride of the Prophet Mohamed over fears that it might "incite acts of violence" ... Read more...

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New serial to show grim reality of child marriage


July 8th, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) A nine-year-old girl dressed in traditional wedding attire sits in a 'palki' with tears rolling down her cheeks after being forcibly married to a 12-year-old boy - ... Read more...

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Wealthy 92-year-old Saudi man banned from marrying child bride


June 17th, 2008 - 12:48 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne , June 16 (ANI): A 92-year-old wealthy Arab man has been banned from marrying a poor teenage girl, 75 years younger than him.The ruling was made under a law designed ... Read more...

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