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Soumitra, Mithun to be honoured by West Bengal government


July 18th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Veteran actors Soumitra Chatterjee, Mithun Chakraborty and Supriya Devi will be among 43 film personalities who will be honoured by the West Bengal government July ... Read more...

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Of legends and stars: Mamata, Hillary discuss Tagore, SRK


May 7th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) From the legendary Rabindranath Tagore to Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee discussed ... Read more...

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‘Kolaveri Di’ crosses 50 million hits (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) "Kolaveri Di" Monday crossed 50 million hits on YouTube, revealing that music lovers have yet to get over southern superstar Dhanush's unusual song. Sony ... Read more...

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‘Kolaveri Di’ crosses 50 million hits


March 26th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) "Kolaveri Di" Monday crossed 50 million hits on YouTube, revealing that music lovers have yet to get over southern superstar Dhanush's unusual song.Till Monday ... Read more...

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Joy Mukherjee: Bengali babu who charmed with boyish looks (Obituary)


March 9th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Joy Mukherjee, often referred to as Bengali candy, breathed his last here Friday. Thousands of fans will always remember this chocolaty charmer of the 1960s ... Read more...

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Daughter to helm Rajinikanth’s ‘Kochadaiyaan’


November 25th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who has been out of action due to his illness, will return with "Kochadaiyyan", which will be the directorial debut of his daughter, ... Read more...

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Age-old Technicians Studio to be revamped: Mamata


September 30th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 30 (IANS) The West Bengal government has taken up a Rs.18 crore project for modernising and revamping the age-old Technicians Studio, where maestro Satyajit Ray shot some ... Read more...

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Rajinikanth returns from Singapore


July 14th, 2011 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajinikanth returned here Wednesday night, nearly one-and-a-half months after he flew out to Singapore for medical treatment.The actor was accompanied by his wife ... Read more...

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Rajinikanth to return home Wednesday night


July 13th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajinikanth returns here Wednesday night, nearly one and a half month after he flew out to Singapore for medical treatment.The actor will be ... Read more...

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Rajinikanth calls up Karunanidhi


June 17th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) Convalescing in Singapore, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth Thursday called DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi and informed him about his condition.Karunanidhi expressed his ... Read more...

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Rajinikanth discharged from Singapore hospital


June 15th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was Wednesday discharged from the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore and will remain in that country for some more time.According to informed sources ... Read more...

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Rajinikanth leaves for Singapore


May 28th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) Ailing Tamil superstar Rajinikanth left for Singapore Friday for further treatment.The 60-year-old actor is accompanied by his family members - daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya- sons-in-laws and ... Read more...

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Rajinikanth shifted to private ward from ICU (Lead)


May 22nd, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Ailing Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here, was shifted to private ward from the intensive care unit (ICU) Sunday evening, a ... Read more...

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Rajinikanth to be in ICU for some more time


May 22nd, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here, will continue to be in the intensive care unit (ICU) for some more time, a ... Read more...

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Rajinikanth now improving


May 21st, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Ailing superstar Rajinikanth is getting better. The vital parameters of the Tamil star, admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here, are now returning to normal, ... Read more...

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Bollywood prays for Rajnikanth’s quick recovery


May 20th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Dharmendra, Priyanka Chopra and Arshad Warsi wish a speedy recovery to Tamil superstar Rajnikanth, who is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit ... Read more...

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Rajnikanth undergoes dialysis, recovering (Lead)


May 19th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajnikanth, admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here, is improving after advanced treatment, including hemodialysis, doctors attending ... Read more...

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Amitabh, Dev Anand pray for Rajnikanth’s health


May 19th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Dev Anand and Amitabh Bachchan have wished a speedy recovery to southern megastar Rajnikanth, who is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of ... Read more...

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Rajnikanth responding well in ICU


May 19th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajnikanth, admitted at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here, is responding well to treatment, doctors attending to him ... Read more...

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Modi, Naidu call on Rajnikanth


May 16th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Monday called on Tamil super star Rajnikanth, who has been admitted ... Read more...

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Rajnikanth progressing well in hospital


May 15th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Tamil movie superstar Rajnikanth, who has been admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Hospital here for recurrent respiratory infection and gastro-intestinal problems, is progressing well, according to ... Read more...

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Rajinikanth condition stable


May 5th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) The condition of Tamil superstar Rajnikanth is stable and he has been advised rest for a couple of days, a doctor here said Thursday.The 60-year-old was ... Read more...

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I wanted to win for Kolkata, Sourav: Shah Rukh


April 12th, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Aware about the negative vibes in Kolkata after the exclusion of local boy Sourav Ganguly from the team, Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh ... Read more...

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Rishi Kapoor Sets Off A Midnight Squabble Between Ranbir and Sister, Ranbir-Rishi-Neetu To Star Together


September 16th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Rishi Kapoor, his wife Neetu Singh, and son Ranbir, are planning to come together in a film together which, apparently, Ranbir will direct.Confirming his allegiance to ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi to don grease paint again


August 22nd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Two years after taking a plunge into Andhra Pradesh politics, Telugu superstar K. Chiranjeevi has decided to again act in films. On the occasion of his 55th birthday Sunday, ... Read more...

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Bengal remembers first reel icon on death anniversary


July 24th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Screening of a documentary, film retrospectives, cultural programmes and discussions marked the 30th death anniversary of Bengal's matinee idol Uttam Kumar here Saturday. Uttam Kumar's blockbuster movies were screened ... Read more...

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Suchitra Sen’s condition stable


July 2nd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata with breathing problem, is now stable, doctors attending on her said. "Suchitra Sen's condition is ... Read more...

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Suchitra Sen in hospital


July 1st, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Suchitra Sen, the reclusive screen goddess of yesteryears, has been admitted to a private nursing home here following chest infection and breathlessness. The 79-year-old, who dominated the Bengali film ... Read more...

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Ruslaan Mumtaz Shortchanged


April 10th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Riteish Deshmukh is eager to move out of the supporting-actor slot. In fact he confessed that he saw Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai as his ticket ... Read more...

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Kapil, Wadekar to receive Mother Teresa International Award


April 9th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) Indian World Cup winning cricket captain Kapil Dev, former Davis Cupper Jaideep Mukerjea and Olympic hockey skipper Gurbux Singh will be among a host of luminaries from ... Read more...

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Film Awards instituted in the name of Vishnuvardhan, K.S. Aswath


April 5th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 5 (IANS) The state government has instituted the Vishnuvardhan Life Time Achievement award to be given to those who have worked for the progress of the Kannada film industry, ... Read more...

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The many lives of Amitabh Bachchan (Comment)


April 3rd, 2010 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli In the film "Dev" Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of an upright police officer who is horrified by the collusion between ruling politicians and a section of the police ... Read more...

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Thousands pay homage to Kannada superstar Vishnuvardhan


December 30th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 30 (IANS) Police cane charged and burst tear gas shells here Wednesday to control fans who turned unruly while waiting to pay homage to Kannada superstar Vishnuvardhan. The 60-year-old ... Read more...

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BJP wins Karnataka assembly speaker’s poll


December 30th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 30 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's K.G. Bopaiah was Wednesday elected Karnataka assembly speaker amid protests by opposition Congress and Janata Dal-Secular parties. Congress and JD-S members trooped into ... Read more...

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Happy Birthday Rajinikanth!


December 12th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Superstar Rajinikanth, the matinee idol of South Asian Film Industry celebrates his 60th birthday (December 12). Usually, the actor spends this day alone somewhere in an unknown place to avoid public ... Read more...

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