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‘Joker’: A fun original village tale of aliens (IANS Hindi Film Review)


September 1st, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Joker"; Starring: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, A village Of Wackos; Directed by: Shirish Kunder; Rating: ***Imagine if Shah Rukh Khan left his posh job at NASA in "Swades" and ... Read more...

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Pakistani dailies wonder about Swiss letter saga


August 28th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) What next, wondered Pakistani dailies Tuesday after Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf got three more weeks to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases against ... Read more...

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Don’t pay arrears of raised power tariffs: Amarinder


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, July 24 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister and state Congress president Amarinder Singh Tuesday asked people not to pay the arrears of the recently-hiked power tariff in the state.Addressing ... Read more...

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Nikki Haley calls her accuser ‘racist, sexist bigot’


June 29th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) South Carolina's Indian-American governor Nikki Haley has called a fellow Republican who has accused her of ethics violations "racist, sexist bigot who has tried everything in ... Read more...

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West trying to impress Kardashian’s mother


June 10th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) In his bid to impress his girlfriend Kim Kardashian's mother, Singer Kanye West gifted the latter a $200,000 Bentley.Reportedly, Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, is not ... Read more...

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Mamata urges GJM to abide by panel report


June 9th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) As the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and its associates threatened to launch a protest campaign against the high-powered committee's recommendations on formation of Gorkhaland, West ... Read more...

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GJM protests curtailed powers to Gorkha body


June 9th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) The pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday threatened to launch another protest campaign.It is upset that a committee set up for inclusion of additional areas in ... Read more...

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BSP slams Akhilesh’s first month in office


April 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Friday attacked the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh, accusing it of protecting lumpen elements and of ... Read more...

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Maoists refuse to release Italian hostage


April 6th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) Maoists Friday refused to release the Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo they have kept hostage in Odisha since March 14, though the government has offered a ... Read more...

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Rushdie was lied to, but I won’t face trouble: Deepa Mehta (Interview)


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, who is making a film on Salman Rushdie's bestseller "Midnight's Children", says the author was lied to and discouraged from attending ... Read more...

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Shakespearean farce or SRK’s short fuse? B-Town debates


January 31st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) There are versions galore -- but Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan's alleged brashness towards filmmaker Shirish Kunder has left everyone startled. A lot is being ... Read more...

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‘The Descendants’ - a gentle, sensitive masterpiece (IANS Movie Review)


January 28th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Descendants"; Actors: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller; Director: Alexander Payne; Rating: ****What do we inherit from family and friends, lovers and parents? Money and property or emotions, shared ... Read more...

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Visit controversy a black farce, says shocked Rushdie (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie Tuesday said he was shocked that even his video-conference address at the Jaipur Literature Festival was unacceptable and termed the entire ... Read more...

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Convenient for Congress I didn’t come: Rushdie


January 25th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Salman Rushdie Tuesday said "it was very convenient for everyone in the Congress that he did not come to India just before the Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Akali Dal promises laptops, data cards to students


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Jan 22 (IANS) While making promises to all sections of the society, Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Sunday said that all Class 11 and 12 students would be given ... Read more...

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‘Chaalis Chauraasi’ - a quirky comedy (IANS Hindi Film Review)


January 14th, 2012 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Chaalis Chauraasi"; Starring: Naseerduddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon, Ravi Kissan; Directed by: Hriday Shetty; Rating: ***Four fine actors, one wild unpredictable night of adventure. As a premise for ... Read more...

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Sharma proves his fitness in farcical draw


December 21st, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 21 (IANS) The final day of the drawn three-day warm-up game here at the Manuka Oval between Indians and the Cricket Australia (CA) Chairman's XI turned farcical ... Read more...

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Gaga’s most ‘vulnerable state’ in photobook


November 26th, 2011 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga will show her most "vulnerable state" to fans in a photobook.Photographer Terry Richardson has captured the ups and downs in her life ... Read more...

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Muslim cleric slams Anna’s campaign


August 23rd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Anna Hazare is a "fake Gandhi", a top Muslim cleric of West Bengal said Tuesday while slamming the activist's demand for a stronger anti-corruption bill."Why ... Read more...

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Students hail Hazare, call him a ‘father figure’


August 19th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Some were accompanied by teachers, others bunked classes. Hundreds of school and college students from across the city Friday thronged the Ramlila ground to support ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh government made people drunkards: Congress


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 22 (IANS) Slamming Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its plans to ban alcohol consumption in the state, Congress leader Ajit Jogi said Wednesday that it ... Read more...

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I’m an Indian: Ramdev aide Balkrishna


June 7th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar, June 7 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's close aide Acharya Balkrishna Tuesday rubbished the Congress' claims that he was a Nepali citizen and had forged an Indian passport, terming ... Read more...

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England looking for a revenge win over Switzerland


June 4th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Fabio Capello has urged the English team to beat Switzerland at the Wembley Saturday and end Swiss hopes of qualifying for next year's Euro 2012 finals.The ... Read more...

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Nepal strike called May 13


May 9th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) Demanding that the government ensure the rights of ethnic communities and get cracking on the new constitution, a cluster of 19 ethnic organisations has announced a ... Read more...

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Melody missing from today’s songs: Amitabh


May 8th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who once again went behind the mike to sing a song for Puri Jagannath's "Bbuddah..Hoga Tera Baap", feels today's songs ... Read more...

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Roots in Kashmir describes Geelani’s visit to KP camp a farce


April 19th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Roots in Kashmir (RIK), a frontline organisation of the Kashmiri Pandits, has described separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's visit to a Pandit camp at Vesu Kulgam ... Read more...

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Political violence big worry for West Bengal: Somnath Chatterjee (Lead, Interview)


April 11th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) Political violence and the "politics of confrontation" are a big worry for West Bengal as even civil society and the media tend to politicise issues, ... Read more...

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Political violence big worry for Bengal: Somnath Chatterjee (Interview)


April 11th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) Political violence and "politics of confrontation" are a big worry for West Bengal today as even civil society and the media tend to politicise ... Read more...

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Patient Lamps being pushed to the bend by demanding ex-girl friend


April 6th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 6 (ANI): Frank Lampard's patience needs to be admired.His Spanish ex-girlfriend and mum to his two children Elen Rivas is becoming more demanding by the day.According to a report, her ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s claim of retirement a ‘farce’: Living Buddha


March 29th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lhasa, Mar.29 (ANI): The Dalai Lama's plan to step down as the political head of the "exiled Tibetan government" is "a self-directed and played out farce", said Shingtsa Tenzinchodrak, the vice chairman ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa says DMK seat-sharing differences with Congress a ‘farce’


March 10th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 10 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief Jayalalithaa hit out at her political rival Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday by terming its seat sharing differences ... Read more...

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‘Indian school board election is farce’, said Indian parents in Oman


February 27th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Muscat, Feb.27 (ANI): Social workers and parents have criticized the first elections of the Indian school board in Oman, calling it a farce."The whole process, right from the composition of the board ... Read more...

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Congress activists protest against government apathy towards farmers in Madhya Pradesh


February 13th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Feb 13(ANI): Activists of the Congress party staged a demonstration in Bhopal on Sunday to protest against the neglect of farmers by the state government.Farmers and agriculturalists in Madhya Pradesh have ... Read more...

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Overloaded Brit airline orders passengers off plane with threats of arrest


January 11th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): British airline Easyjet is said to have threatened dozens of its passengers with arrest if they did not step off the plane, which was too heavy to take ... Read more...

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Dewani honeymoon murder: Husband denies role in 2007 killing


December 13th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.13 (ANI): A spokesman for British Indian millionaire Shrien Dewani, who has been arrested on suspicion of having his wife, Anni, killed during their honeymoon in Cape Town, South Africa, has ... Read more...

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