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One dead in anti-Islam film protest in Pakistan


September 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) One person was fatally shot while demonstrators set ablaze two cinema halls in Pakistan's Peshawar city during a protest against an anti-Islam film, police said.The demonstrators ... Read more...

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‘Barfi!’ wins hearts, collects over Rs.34 crore in first weekend


September 17th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor's endearing portrayal of a deaf and mute boy in Anurag Basu's "Barfi!" has left the viewers, critics and the box office wearing a ... Read more...

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Box office savours sweetness of Anurag Basu’s ‘Barfi!’


September 14th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) It is not a conventional subject, it is without the typical box- office success formula and the protagonist has no dialogues -- still Ranbir Kapoor ... Read more...

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24 years on, SRK again woos fans as army man


September 6th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) For Shah Rukh Khan, life seems to have come full circle just before he completes the silver jubilee of his career in acting and ... Read more...

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Hawara, four held guilty for Delhi twin blasts in 2005 (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara and four others were Thursday convicted by a Delhi court for their involvement in the 2005 twin blasts ... Read more...

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Five held guilty for Delhi twin blasts in 2005


August 30th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday convicted five people for their involvement in the 2005 twin blasts at Satyam and Liberty cinema halls which left 60 cinegoers ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh film shoot rekindles Kashmir magic


August 28th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 28 (IANS) People have started calling it the Shah Rukh Khan factor -- Kashmir perhaps could not have had better brand ambassador than the Yash Chopra film ... Read more...

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‘Drink green tea, kick the butt’


August 25th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 (IANS) Drink green tea to get over the nicotine urge, say Chinese researchers -- and this is a finding that medical professionals in Kerala have reacted positively ... Read more...

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Taj city celebrates Eid peacefully despite alert


August 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 20 (IANS) Eid was celebrated peacefully in Agra Monday under the shadow of massive security arrangement at various mosques and a high alert in the Taj city.The ... Read more...

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‘Ek Tha Tiger’ promises full on entertainment (IANS Preview)


August 13th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Wait is over for all Salman Khan fans as the star is coming to cinema halls Wednesday with "Ek Tha Tiger" to celebrate Independence ... Read more...

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Alert sounded in Uttar Pradesh


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) An alert was sounded across Uttar Pradesh following four low-intensity explosions in Pune in Mahararashtra Wednesday, police said, as they stepped up security in major ... Read more...

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Kashmiri religious group issues dress code for tourists


July 4th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 4 (IANS) A Kashmiri religious group Jamaat-e-Islami has asked tourists visiting the valley to follow a "proper dress code" and told the tourism department to enforce it."Some tourists, ... Read more...

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UP cabinet revokes facilities to key Mayawati aide


April 27th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh Friday took some major decisions at its third cabinet meeting, including revoking all facilities being provided ... Read more...

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No movie theatres, but filmmaking a passion for these Saudis (With Image)


April 18th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 18 (IANS) For a country where there are no movie theatres, Saudi Arabia surprisingly has a rising number of independent filmmakers passionate about cinema. And they want to ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh shutdown against hiked excise duty on gold


March 30th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 30 (IANS) A daylong shutdown Friday, called by gold traders and backed by various trade bodies, against the central government's decision of hiking excise duty on gold ... Read more...

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Pakistan ban won’t affect ‘Agent Vinod’ revenues: Saif


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan isn't perturbed over Pakistan banning "Agent Vinod", saying that very little revenue would be lost by the restriction imposed on his ... Read more...

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Light and sound shows to resume in Srinagar


March 17th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) After more than 20 years, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to resume the light and sound shows at the Shalimar Garden and the Hari ... Read more...

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Mukherjee puts money in one pocket, takes out from others (Roundup)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Every tax payer in India is set to gain at least Rs.2,000 per annum, thanks to the relief proposed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. ... Read more...

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New directors, new ideas power Bengali cinema’s resurgence


February 19th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) A potent mix of sleek production, inspiration from literary works, sex and high quality music are behind a resurgent commercial Bengali cinema, which is again giving ... Read more...

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Kashmiri youth shunning violence, Pakistan: Survey


February 17th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Kashmiri youths are increasingly leaning towards non-violence and also moving away from Pakistan. So says a survey by a New Delhi-based research body.The survey by the ... Read more...

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An earthquake in Delhi? No, just a drill


February 15th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) AIIMS Metro Station, 11.30 a.m. Wednesday. An ear-piercing siren shatters the morning buzz at the busy south Delhi station and many people fall to the ... Read more...

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Mock disaster drill held in Delhi, will show loopholes: NDMA


February 15th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The mega mock drill on disaster preparedness in the national capital Wednesday is aimed at creating awareness and finding loopholes, says National Disaster Management Authority ... Read more...

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Delhi readies for mass drill to test disaster preparedness


February 15th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) How will the capital react in the event of a high intensity earthquake? The test would be on in hundreds of locations across Delhi Wednesday ... Read more...

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Drill to check Delhi’s earthquake preparedness


February 14th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A simulated earthquake will Wednesday asses the preparedness of government agencies and educate people in the capital with mock drills to handle natural disasters.While stimulated ... Read more...

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‘New directors, social media creating fresh Pakistani cinema’


February 1st, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar says Pakistani cinema is going through a bad patch for want of good stories but feels that with the entry of ... Read more...

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Haryana wants all businesses registered by Jan 31


January 16th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) From tyre puncture repair shops to halwais (sweets shops) to mobile shops and hotels, everyone running commercial establishments in Haryana will have to get themselves registered ... Read more...

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra urges reopening of theatres in Kashmir


December 13th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has written an open letter to the Jammu and Kashmir government to reopen theatres in the valley, which were closed in ... Read more...

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Dilip Kumar my idol and inspiration: Amitabh


December 11th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) He might be an idol for many, but megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his idol is none other than thespian Dilip Kumar and wishe him ... Read more...

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Geelani slams Farooq for stance on liquor shops


December 7th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 7 (IANS) Hardline senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday sought a 'fatwa' against union minister and ruling National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah for advocating reopening ... Read more...

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Farooq favours re-opening of cinemas, liquor shops


December 5th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's National Conference (NC) president and union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah Monday said the cinema halls and liquor shops should re-open ... Read more...

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Half-hour Sunday slot on Doordarshan for short films


November 26th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian documentary film makers Saturday welcomed the information and broadcasting ministry's decision to reserve a half-hour prime time slot every Sunday for short films on ... Read more...

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Kamat’s constituency gets Rs.15 crore to build cinema halls


November 25th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) The union information and broadcasting ministry has allotted Rs.15 crore to Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's Margao constituency for constructing two cinema halls, which will also ... Read more...

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Islamabad to have four cinema halls


November 19th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan's capital Islamabad, which doesn't have a single cinema house, will see Rs.1 billion being spent to set up four cinema halls.The Employees' Old-Age Benefits Institution ... Read more...

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Malayalam movie industry in throes of crisis


November 16th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) Constant tiffs among film organisations and escalating costs have led to a crisis in the Malayalam movie industry, known for classics like "Perumthachan" and "Ajayan" and ... Read more...

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Bollywood bids for larger screen space


November 12th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) As the competition gets tougher, Bollywood filmmakers are vying for larger screen space by releasing their films in the maximum number of screens. "A ... Read more...

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