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‘Jism 2′: Hooda shines in flick focussing on feelings, not bodies (IANS Hindi Film Review)


August 4th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Jism 2"; Starring: Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh, Sunny Leone; Directed by: Pooja Bhatt; Rating: ***Nine years after "Jism" gave us a new kind of heroine in Bipasha Basu who ... Read more...

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Cole wants to inspire underprivileged teens


July 13th, 2012 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole says she can relate to today's youth and wants to show disadvantaged kids that they can follow their dreams and escape their surroundings."I ... Read more...

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Beyonce nervous about comeback


May 27th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles is worried about returning to the stage for the first time after having a baby. She gave birth to her first ... Read more...

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Giant screens across Kolkata for IPL’s top draw


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) With all tickets for Saturday's game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors India sold out, plans are afoot to install 12 giant screens across the ... Read more...

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I am an actor, not an entrepreneur: Shah Rukh


April 15th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who co-owns the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL franchisee and runs a film production house, Sunday said he was not an ... Read more...

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A plethora of ways to celebrate Easter


April 5th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A crafts fair or a play or a musical - the national capital's denizens can choose from a plethora of activities over the next few ... Read more...

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Julio Iglesias Jr. to appear in Spanish version of `Grease’


March 27th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 27 (IANS/EFE) Singer Julio Iglesias Jr. regards as a "challenge" his role in the Spanish stage version of "Grease" because this is the first time he will appear ... Read more...

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Denise Richards designs shoes for charity


December 30th, 2011 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Actress Denise Richards has become the latest star to turn shoe designer - she is designing a pair of shoes to raise money for charity.The ... Read more...

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Mills & Boon’s ‘desi’ romance - with Indian faces (With Image)


December 18th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The world's oldest series of romantic fiction, Harlequin Mills & Boon, has broken the cultural barrier to publish its first "made-in-India-with-Indian faces" book after inducting ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Two Indians and Liv Ullmann - in one film


December 14th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Pune-based architect Dheeraj Akolkar and Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty have taken Indian cinema to the next global level by collaborating with one of the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

PM calls for restraint on Mullaperiyar Dam issue


December 14th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said that both Kerala and Tamil Nadu should observe restraint on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue and create an environment ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar Dam: Apex court seeks centre’s response (Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the central government to respond to Tamil Nadu's plea seeking a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) shield for Kerala's Mullaperiyar ... Read more...

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Increase in 2012 Olympics budget is investment for London’s future: Coe


December 12th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS) Hit with the global economic downturn, the London Olympics organising committee faces significant budgetary challenges in the runup to the mega event next year. Its president ... Read more...

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Dam issue: Will TN theatres shut Dec 15?


December 9th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) Two different associations of theatre owners in Tamil Nadu have sent out mixed signals on whether or not cinemas will be shut Dec 15 on the ... Read more...

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Keep calm, Jayalalithaa appeals to Kerala’s people


December 7th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Tuesday made a fervent appeal to the people of Kerala, urging them not succumb to the machinations of unscrupulous mischief-mongers and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Dam 999′ director moves Supreme Court against ban


November 30th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The director of the film "Dam 999", which has been banned in Tamil Nadu for supposedly taking a pro-Kerala stand in the Mullaperiyar dam row, ... Read more...

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Kerala presses for new dam with demonstrations, shutdown


November 29th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 29 (IANS) Demonstrations for demanding a nod from Tamil Nadu for a brand new dam to replace the leaking Mullaperiyar dam continued in Kerala as well ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Don’t politicise Rahul’s migrant workers statement: Congress


November 16th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday urged rival political parties "not to play politics and inflame passions" over party general secretary Rahul Gandhi's remarks about migrant workers ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Formula One will boost Indian sports: Mallya


October 26th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Force India's team principal and managing director Vijay Mallya said Wednesday that the inaugural Formula One race in India is a major step for Indian ... Read more...

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Jhuki jhuki si nazar, in remembrance of Jagjit Singh (Obituary)


October 10th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Indian ghazal king Jagjit Singh's way of celebrating his 70th year was unique - he was aiming to complete 70 concerts by the end of the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Banderas says latest film ahead of its time


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, star of countryman Pedro Almodovar's latest film "La piel que habito" (The Skin I Live In), said it will take audiences at ... Read more...

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Padmanabhaswamy temple panel to decide Sep 2 on unopened vault


August 26th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed committee Friday decided to wait till Sep 2 to take a call on whether to go ahead with taking inventory of the rare ... Read more...

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Telangana replacing Andhra, at least on boards


August 13th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Telangana state may be a distant dream given the centre's reluctance to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh but the people seeking it are giving expression to their ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Watching Gajagamini was ritual for Husain’s guests’


June 29th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Maqbool Fida Husain was a gracious host but had a fetish. It was mandatory for every guest to his home to watch "Gajagamini", the movie ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Tribals call Goa DGP ‘General Dyer’


June 20th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) Outraged tribal leaders here Monday called Goa's Director General of Police (DGP) the 'General Dyer of Goa', after the top cop Saturday said that he would ... Read more...

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Ramdev broke promise, was rousing passions: Government (Second Lead)


June 5th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) Facing criticism for cracking down on Baba Ramdev, the government Sunday said that it was forced to whisk away the yoga guru as he "had ... Read more...

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Despite assurance, Ramdev was rousing passions: Government (Lead)


June 5th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) Under fire for cracking down on Baba Ramdev, the government Sunday accused the yoga guru of spreading disaffection and called him a "face" of the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Geelani, Mirwaiz placed under house arrest


May 27th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Hardline senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, were placed under house arrest by the authorities Friday ... Read more...

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Goin’ on a summer holiday…no, to summer workshop!


May 24th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Agra, May 24 (IANS) Indian summers once used to be a time for homegrown fun and relaxation, a time when children would just play hopskotch, fly kites, sleep through ... Read more...

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Septuagenarian carries 305 country flags and maps - on his body (Lead, superseding earlier story)


April 25th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) An Indian businessman has been carrying the tattoos of 305 country flags and maps on his body to promote amity among nations. Now, 70-year-old Har Prakash, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

70-year-old carries 305 country flags - on his body (With Images)


April 25th, 2011 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) An Indian businessman has been carrying the flags of 305 countries on his own body to promote amity among nations. Now 70-year-old Har Prakash, who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Top cop implicates Modi for Gujarat ‘carnage’ (Lead)


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 22 (IANS) Senior Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt has blamed Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 "communal carnage", saying he wanted Muslims to be taught "a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

History beckons India, Sri Lanka at Wankhede (Preview)


April 1st, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Backed by an euphoric home crowd, India clash with Sri Lanka in the first all-Asian cricket World Cup final here Saturday with both teams relying ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Everyone wants slice of Mohali pie, eight blackmarketeers held


March 28th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) Blackmarketing of tickets for Wednesday's India-Pakistan World Cup semi-final in Mohali continues unabated. During the last two days, eight blackmarketeers have been arrested and booked for ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pakistan team closely followed India-Oz game


March 25th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) As India sent defending champions Australia packing out of the cricket World Cup in Ahmedabad, over 2,000 kms away in this Bangladesh capital, Pakistani players were ... Read more...

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