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Madhur Bhandarkar starts shooting 'Calendar Girls'

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has started shooting his next project Calendar Girls. He will launch five fresh faces with the movie. Start shooting #CalendarGirls from today (Wednesday)! High on concept, this youthful film has 5 new faces to be shot in a 40 day start-to-finish schedule, Bhandarkar tweeted. Earlier there were reports that...

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Mandira launches lighting toys with son Veer

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Actress Mandira Bedi and her son Veer Wednesday launched Philips India's new range of children friendly lighting toys and they both loved it. Mandira said the toys are amazing and added: My kid loves cartoons and he is a great fan of Disney. She said that Philips added to the Disney magic and made it even more attractive. Most importantly it is ...

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Kolkata safer than Delhi, say students from northeast

Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Comments on appearance or the usual questions about whether they are Nepalis are common for students from northeast India who study here in the eastern metropolis. Despite the slurs, the community feels Kolkata is much safer than the national capital where attacks on them are on the rise. A 29-year-old Manipuri BPO employee was beaten to death in south Del...

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Shiv Sena MP forces Muslim man to break fast, raises political storm

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A Shiv Sena MP, who was seen in a video clip trying to force food into the mouth of a Muslim staffer of Maharashtra Sadan who was observing the Ramadan fast, kicked off a political storm Wednesday, with parliament in uproar. While the Congress targeted the Narendra Modi government for the act, which they described as a crime against secularism, the government fi...

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Two Ukrainian military jets shot down in restive east

Kiev, July 23 (IANS) Two Ukrainian fighter jets were shot down in rebel-held eastern regions, the country's defence ministry said Wednesday. We have information about the downed fighter jets; now we are investigating the circumstances of the incident, Alexei Dmitrashkovsky, a spokesman for the ministry, told reporters. Dmitrashkovsky later wrote on his Facebook page that the pilo...

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Somali lawmaker, driver gunned down

Mogadishu, July 23 (IANS) Somali lawmaker Saado Ali Warsame and her driver were killed by suspected Islamist gunmen Wednesday in a drive-by shooting in the capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. The lawmaker, who is also a prominent singer, was shot along with her driver at the main junction in Mogadishu by gunmen who shot at her vehicle while speeding past, Xinhua reported.

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Government says no gas from KG-D6 going to Bangladesh

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) No gas from Reliance Industries (RIL) consortium's KG-D6 block in the eastern offshore is being supplied to Bangladesh, the government said Wednesday. The gas produced from KG-DWN-98/3 (KG-D6) block in eastern offshore is being sold domestically in India as per the allocation made by the government and no gas is being supplied to Bangladesh from this block, Petr...

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UP minister's staff robbed of Rs.12 lakh

Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) Armed robbers Wednesday robbed the manager-cum-cashier of a Uttar Pradesh minister in Bijnor and escaped with Rs.12 lakh in cash, police said. The incident took place in Mandawar of Shahbazpur locality in Bijnor when the manager-cum-cashier of Minister of State for Urban Development Chitranjan Swaroop, left the factory premises in a Skoda car belonging to the mini...

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India, Pakistan foreign secretaries to meet Aug 25

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan are to meet in Islamabad Aug 25, in a major forward movement in reviving stalled peace talks two months after the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. The date and venue of the talks was decided Wednesday during a telephonic talk between Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha...

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51 killed in Taiwan air accident

Taipei, July 23 (IANS) At least 51 people were killed when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane made an emergency landing in Taiwan's Penghu county Wednesday, Xinhua reported. ...

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Race in Bihar BJP for chief minister candidate

Patna, July 23 (IANS) Much ahead of the 2015 assembly polls in Bihar, several BJP leaders have staked claim to being nominated as the chief ministerial candidate. There are many in the BJP, who are lobbying to be named as chief ministerial candidate for the next assembly polls, a BJP leader said. If an alliance of the JD-U, the RJD, the Congress and the Left parties comes into be...

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India, Pakistan foreign secretaries to meet Aug 25

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet in Islamabad Aug 25, authorities said Wednesday. ...

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'Shaukeen' set for Nov 7 release

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Abhishek Sharma-directed remake of Basu Chatterjee's 1982 film Shaukeen will hit the screens in the first week of November. Seasoned actors like Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Paresh Rawal along with Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar and actress Lisa Haydon will be seen in the film, which revolves around three lecherous old men. Happy to announce the release...

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Wedding bells for Soha?

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan is over the moon after actor Kunal Kemmu, with whom she has been in a committed relationship for long, proposed to her. Soha took to Twitter to share with her fans that Kunal proposed to her and she accepted. It gives me great happiness to share with you all that Kunal proposed to me in Paris with the most perfect ring in the world and...

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With widest release, Salman's 'Kick' to hit over 5,000 screens

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan's Kick is set to kick up a storm. The action thriller will hit over 5,000 screens in India Friday as well as 42 other countries including non-traditional markets like France, Germany, Morocco and Maldives. Yes, Kick is one of the films which will get the widest release. In India, the film has got around 4,400 screens and close to 700 screens a...

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Sensex gains 122 points, Nifty hits new record high

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday closed 121.53 points or 0.47 percent up as information technology (IT) stocks surged. Healthy buying was observed in IT and technology, media and entertainment (TECK) sectors, while selling pressure was seen in metal and healthcare sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay St...

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Woman jumps to death from 12th floor home in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, July 23 (IANS) A middle-aged woman Wednesday committed suicide by jumping from her 12th floor apartment here, police said. Veena Narula, a 57-year-old resident of Ramprastha Greens residential society in Vaishali Sector-7, was under acute depression, police said. Police said she lived with her husband, but spent most of the time in isolation. She was last seen ...

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First engineering college for women gets AICTE nod: Irani

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) An engineering college exclusively for women to be set up in Maharashtra has got approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said Wednesday. According to the information furnished by the All India Council for Technical Education, it has approved one women's engineering college during...

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Assam governor approves dropping of ministers

Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) Assam Governor J.B. Patnaik Wednesday approved Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's recommendation to drop Ardhendu Dey and Siddeque Ahmed from the council of ministers for indiscipline. The governor also approved the resignation of Himanta Biswa Sarma on the recommendation of the chief minister, said a statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office here. Source...

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Jet Airways devises new plan to turn profitable

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Jet Airways Wednesday said it has initiated a new plan to focus on the domestic sector to turn its financial position around in the next three years. Our international operations are already profitable and contribute 45 percent to our total revenue. We will continue to build on this strong foundation as part of our three-year turnaround plan and increase the con...

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