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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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‘Lahore-Paris-Lahore in blink of an eye, only on PIA’


August 24th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily Friday suggested that national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) should use as an advertisement an incident in which a woman slept through ... Read more...

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Balki jealous of wife Gauri


August 14th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) His directorial debut starred Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, but still R. Balki is jealous of his wife Gauri Shinde for working with Sridevi and choosing ... Read more...

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Try standup comedy, Shekhar Suman exhorts women


July 31st, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) When it comes to judging a comedy show, Shekhar Suman has been there and done that! But the actor rues that Indian women are still ... Read more...

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‘Rowdy Rathore’ - action with no gore, but doesn’t bore (IANS Movie Review)


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Rowdy Rathore"; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Yashpal Sharma; Director: Prabhu Deva; Rating: ***1/2"Rowdy Rathore" races on the premise that heroes are made by circumstances, not design. That's how ... Read more...

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We’ve borrowed ‘Rowdy Rathore’ music from original: Wajid


May 4th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Wajid, of the composer duo Sajid-Wajid, confesses that a part of the music in their "Rowdy Rathore" score is borrowed from the original Telugu film ... Read more...

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‘Mirror Mirror’ not the fairest, but real good nonetheless (IANS Movie Review)


April 22nd, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Mirror Mirror"; Director: Tarsem Singh Dhandwar; Actors: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer; Rating: ***1/2 Retelling age old fables in a tongue-in-cheek manner has been the fashion in cinema ever ... Read more...

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Brad Pitt was a basketball reject


April 12th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 12 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt says he couldn't make it to the first squad in high school and formed his own basketball team with other rejects.The ... Read more...

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Can’t handle playing against Yusuf in IPL: Irfan


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) They are brothers all right but not brothers-in-arms when it comes to the Indian Premier League. But Irfan Pathan says he would be happy if his ... Read more...

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PIA flight full, so two get seats in loo instead


February 15th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) The plane was full but the toilet wasn't. So, throwing all rules and caution to the wind, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) captain blithely decided ... Read more...

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Farah finds acting funny!


January 27th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Choreographer-turned-filmmaker Farah Khan finds it funny that she is now also dabbling in acting.Farah has moved from behind the camera to being in front of ... Read more...

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Act against `ghosts’ that haunt Pakistan: Daily


January 24th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) It is more than mildly amazing that nobody noticed that nearly 10 percent of the Sindh government's workforce are "ghosts", said a Pakistani daily as it ... Read more...

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Taj fest postponed due to polls, Agra seethes with anger


January 10th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 10 (IANS) The annual 10-day Taj Mahotsav, which figures prominently on international tourism calendars, has been postponed from Feb 18 to March 16 in view of the Uttar ... Read more...

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Priyanka plays happy actress in Kunal Kohli’s film


December 31st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 31 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra plays an upcoming actress and Shahid Kapoor plays a struggling music composer from the 1960s in Kunal Kohli's film, tentatively titled "Teri Meri ... Read more...

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Sanjay Mishra’s ‘Pranam Walekum’ to release in April


December 27th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Mishra, known for his rib-tickling performances in "All The Best" and "Golmaal", has donned the director's hat and his directorial debut, "Pranam Walekum", ... Read more...

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Theatre veteran Satyadev Dubey passes away (Second Lead) (With Image)


December 25th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) In a big loss for Indian theatre, well-known playwright and director Satyadev Dubey passed away here Sunday after several months of illness. He was 75.Dubey, who ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh’s ‘Don 2′ is a cool thriller (IANS Hindi Movie Review)


December 24th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Don 2: The King Is Back"; Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Om Puri, Kunal Kapoor, Om Puri; Directed by Farhan Akhtar; Rating: ***The King ... Read more...

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On an Indian monkey that strayed into Pakistan


December 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Was an adventurous monkey that strayed into Pakistan from India "an Indian-Zionist-US plot against the Islamic republic?", a leading Pakistani daily asks tongue-in-cheek after authorities captured ... Read more...

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Mamata misses her mom’s smiling face at home


December 15th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she was missing her mother's smiling face - "a good omen", after the latter was admitted in ... Read more...

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No personal enmity with anyone: Sharad Pawar


November 24th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar had just taken a step ahead after answering questions from mediapersons when a hand came from among the crowd ... Read more...

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Use or return land: Bengal minister to industrialists


November 19th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Kharagpur (West Bengal) Nov 19 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Friday asked the business community to set up units on the land given by the government or return ... Read more...

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Whenever Dhoni hits a six, he says he didn’t connect: Laxman


November 15th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) "Whenever M.S. Dhoni hits a six, he says he did not connect the ball," stylish batsman V.V.S. Laxman said here Tuesday tongue-in-cheek at the end of ... Read more...

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‘Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster’: potent mix of passion, politics (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***)


September 30th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster"; Cast: Mahie Gill, Randeep Hooda, Jimmy Sheirgill; Director; Tigmashu Dhulia; Rating: ***Absolute power corrupts absolutely. And the power to create cinema that takes the prevalent language ... Read more...

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Omar keeps twitterati on tenterhooks for a week


August 27th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 27 (IANS) Known for airing his views in an unrestrained, often tongue-in-cheek style, and taking prompt steps to address grievances on Twitter, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar ... Read more...

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New Zealand PM hopeful of FTA with India by 2012 (Lead)


June 27th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Blending cricket, the Taj Mahal and business, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Monday said he was hopeful of concluding a free trade agreement ... Read more...

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Actresses end up playing wives and girlfriends: Lara Dutta (Interview)


April 30th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Hindi film heroines still get little chance to take on the burden of a film and end up playing wife, girlfriend or love interest, says ... Read more...

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‘Tere Bin Laden’ director writing second comedy


April 10th, 2011 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) After the success of his 2010 tongue-in-cheek Bollywood satire "Tere Bin Laden", director Abhishek Sharma is working on his second film which too will have satirical ... Read more...

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Like Diana, Kate Middleton too may not pledge to ‘obey’ hubby


March 27th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): It has emerged that Kate Middleton might follow Princess Diana's lead and drop the ancient vow to 'obey' her husband.That means Middleton might only pledge 'to love ... Read more...

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Randy Quaid to debut “Star Whackers” song on stage


March 18th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vancouver, Mar 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Randy Quaid is determined to make a huge impact in the singing world. The 60-year-old is expected to perform at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on Friday ... Read more...

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Jobless UK salesman puts himself up for sale on eBay!


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): A UK salesman, who has been jobless for the past two years, is so desperate to find work that he has taken an unusual step - he has ... Read more...

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Minogue doesn’t copy Gaga


March 1st, 2011 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Singer Kylie Minogue admits she gets annoyed when people accuse her of copying the style of Lady Gaga."Of course it annoys me when people say I copied ... Read more...

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Shane Warne a genius to have predicted tie: Strauss


February 28th, 2011 - 3:26 am ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Feb 28 (IANS) England captain Andrew Strauss, who won the man of the match award for his brilliant 158 in Sunday's World Cup match against India, said Australian legendary ... Read more...

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Kylie Minogue irked by comparisons to Gaga


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Kylie Minogue says she gets riled up when she's accused of copying Lady Gaga's eccentric costume ideas.Kylie insists that she and the 'Poker Face' star are "totally ... Read more...

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Loudmouth, indecent reality shows not for Saumya Tandon (With Image)


February 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Television reality shows are a sure-shot way to climb up popularity ladder, but Saumya Tandon, who is co-anchoring "Zor Ka Jhatka" with Shah Rukh Khan, doesn't ... Read more...

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Telling POTUS to do without TOTUS


February 19th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Someone surely does not like US President Barack Obama's beloved teleprompter that he famously relies on to make a speech.An opposition Republican targeted the teleprompter ... Read more...

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