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Northeast on high alert to foil terror attacks on Aug 15


August 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 11 (IANS) The central government has alerted the northeastern states about possible militant strikes in the run-up to Independence Day celebrations Wednesday."Central intelligence wings and the union home ... Read more...

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Who’s likely to head to Cannes from B-Town?


April 7th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Cannes International Film Festival red carpet is not indifferent to Bollywood presence and this time again a number of celebrities, including Aishwarya Rai, ... Read more...

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Indian bookscape: New sensibilities emerging in literary translation


February 12th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) In Kerala, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is among the most popular novelists - thanks to his translated works in Malayalam. Translations of popular fictions, non-fictions and ... Read more...

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Hollywood has no hierarchy like Bollywood: Bipasha


December 27th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu, all set to make her Hollywood debut with "Singularity", feels there is no hierarchy in Hollywood unlike the Indian film industry."The ... Read more...

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ULFA claims minister is ex-member


December 18th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 18 (IANS) The militant-politician nexus in Assam once again hit the headlines with an outlawed separatist group claiming that a senior minister was one of its former ... Read more...

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Colonial India’s treasures live in a Delhi home


December 14th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The grandeur of Mughal and colonial India lives in a spacious library-cum-gallery and a boutique shop at a home in a Delhi neighbourhood where antique ... Read more...

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Auction houses picking on Indian heritage


September 29th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Growing awareness about India's rich heritage is encouraging collectors to buy its historical art, documents and artefacts to add value to their collections. To cash ... Read more...

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A bookshelf with love, cricket and Buddhism (IANS Books This Week)


September 22nd, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Go through a pile of page-turners this weekend.1. "The Shadow of the Buddha"; Written by Matteo Pistono; Published by Hay House; Priced at Rs.299For a ... Read more...

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Christie’s to auction impressions of colonial India


September 14th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The heritage of colonial India will be one of the major attractions at Christie's upcoming Travel, Science and Natural History auction in London Sep 29.Thirty-three ... Read more...

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Northeastern states alerted to likely terror strike


August 14th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 14 (IANS) The central government has alerted the northeastern states over possible terror strike in the run-up to the Independence Day celebrations Monday and asked them to take ... Read more...

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Northeast groups call for I-Day boycott


August 11th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 11 (IANS) Security forces were put on maximum alert across India's northeast as 12 guerrilla groups Thursday called a 17-hour general strike and boycott of Independence Day ... Read more...

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Named after British general, Abbottabad not far from Islamabad


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) The city of Abbottabad, where Al Qaeda's Osama bin Laden was killed in the early hours of Monday, is in the district by the same name ... Read more...

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Hollywood project gave me fresh perspective: Bipasha Basu (Interview)


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bengali beauty Bipasha Basu has completed a decade in the Hindi film industry and donned numerous roles, but her forthcoming international venture "Singularity" , she ... Read more...

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Dandi March II in US against corruption in India (With Images)


March 28th, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) A 240-mile walk in the US against corruption in India organised by a group of NRIs inspired by the historic Dandi March led by Mahatma ... Read more...

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National Archive’s 120th foundation day Friday


March 11th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The National Archives of India will celebrate its 120th Foundation Day Friday with a seminar titled 'Politics, Philosophy and Aesthetics: Revisiting Gandhi, Tagore and Iqbal'.Set ... Read more...

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Hues of India: History, drama, culture valour on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The bookcase sweeps back on a time machine to history to unearth old classics, sensibilities, edgy stories, slices of history and supernatural. Soak in the ... Read more...

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‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’: rare, precious movie on nationalism (IANS Film Review; Rating: ****)


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se"; Director: Ashutosh Gowariker; Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sikandar Kher, Vishakha Singh; Rating: ****There's ongoing sense of serenity compounded by a feeling ... Read more...

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Bipasha And Abhay’s International Debut In ‘Singularity’


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 2, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood babe Bipasha Basu is going international with Abhay Deol as both of them will be seen in a Hollywood film titled 'Singularity'. The dusk beauty ... Read more...

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Bipasha bags her first Hollywood project


October 31st, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) After sizzling on Bollywood screen for almost a decade, dusky beauty Bipasha Basu has signed her first international project -- English-French director Roland Joffe's "Singularity".The 31-year-old ... Read more...

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Welsh varsity remembers man who served in colonial India


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) A Welsh university is celebrating the 250th birth anniversary of surgeon and educationist Thomas Phillips who served the better part of his life in colonial India as ... Read more...

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Gurcharan Das’ book bounces back to No.1


April 1st, 2010 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) "The Difficulty of Being Good" by Gurcharan Das climbs six steps to reach the number one position in the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this ... Read more...

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Pavan Varma, Orhan Pamuk bestselling authors of the week


March 25th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) "Becoming Indian" by Pavan K. Varma continued to retain the number one position in the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while Nobel Prize winner ... Read more...

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‘The Museum of Innocence’ bounces back to No.1 position


March 18th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) "Becoming Indian" by Pavan K. Varma climbed six steps to become the number one non-fiction book on the bestseller list this week while Nobel Prize winner ... Read more...

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‘Veer’ not going strong at box office


January 26th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Salman Khan's much ambitious period drama "Veer" has fallen flat at the box office despite having an extended weekend for business, thanks to Republic Day. The ... Read more...

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Nobody knows Katrina better than me: Salman


January 20th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Salman Khan is fed up of being repeatedly asked about his "Veer" co-star Zarine Khan's resemblance to his lady love Katrina Kaif. The star insists he knows ... Read more...

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Salman and I had differences over ‘Veer’: Director


January 20th, 2010 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Director Anil Sharma admits he had creative differences with Salman Khan over the making of "Veer", penned by the actor himself, but everything was finally ... Read more...

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“Yes we had differences,” Anil Sharma admits to creative differences with Salman during Veer


January 19th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Subhash K JhaSalman Khan has first gone to his friend Sanjay Leela Bhansali to direct Taras Bulba. When Sanjay declined Salman bitterly vowed to make the same story with another ... Read more...

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Salman returns to period drama with ‘Veer’ (IANS Preview)


January 18th, 2010 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) After playing a prince early in his career in portions of 1992 film "Suryavanshi", macho star Salman Khan is returning to period drama in his latest venture ... Read more...

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My father is a real ‘Veer’: Salman Khan


January 14th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Bollywood star Salman Khan, who is awaiting the release of his pet project "Veer", says his father, acclaimed screenplay writer Salim Khan, is a real 'Veer' (braveheart). "My father ... Read more...

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Bollywood promises a blast in 2010


December 27th, 2009 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) After losing close to Rs.700 crores (Rs.7 billion) in 2009, Bollywood has pinned many a hope on the coming year with a slew of films ... Read more...

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Varma’s ‘Rann’ moved ahead for Salman’s ‘Veer’


December 20th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) The release date of Ram Gopal Varma's "Rann" has now been pushed ahead to avoid a clash with Anil Sharma's "Veer".Both the films were ... Read more...

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Ram Gopal Varma’s Rann Moved Ahead For Veer


December 19th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaThis Republic Day audiences were all set to be treated to two big-budget films featuring the mega-stars Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan, respectively. Ram Gopal Varma's "Rann' and ... Read more...

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‘Before The Rains’: Uncommonly-common love story in verdant Kerala (IANS Film Review - Rating: ***)


August 14th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "Before The Rains"; Cast: Linus Roache, Nandita Das, Rahul Bose; Director: Santosh Sivan; Rating: ***The lush greenery of Kerala never looked more inviting or erotic. As a tea ... Read more...

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Victimising victims - Indian police still bound by colonial mindset(Commentary)


May 31st, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin
By Shylashri Shankar The investigation of a recent twin murder in Noida demonstrates the colonial mindset of the Indian police and the consequent erosion of the rights of the victims and the suspects. ... Read more...

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Rethinking Religion in India attracting scholars


January 22nd, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan.22 (ANI): The ongoing conference on Rethinking Religion in India is drawing an increasing number of participants, as was visible on Tuesday when several scholars and intellectuals from different parts ... Read more...

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