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India-Pakistan border guards exchange sweets on Eid

Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) The border guards of India and Pakistan Tuesday greeted each other and exchanged sweets at the border checkpost at Attari-Wagah, 30 km from Amritsar, on the occasion of Eid. Officers and troopers of Pakistan Rangers offered sweets to their Indian counterparts. Indians and Pakistanis embraced one another at the border gates, 300 km from here. In Chandiga...

1 day ago
Telangana, Andhra to celebrate Eid Tuesday

Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Tuesday as the new moon was sighted Monday in most parts of the country. The weather in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana was cloudy but Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee or moon sighting committee announced that since the moon was sighted in many parts of the country, Eid will be celebrated Tuesda...

16 days ago
Mahesh Babu bags best actor Filmfare south award

Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Mahesh Babu won the best actor for Telugu movie SVSC, while Nayantara bagged the best actress trophy for her perforamnce in Tamil film Raja Rani for the year 2013 at the star-studded 61st Filmfare Awards southern edition. The best talent across the four southern industries - Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada - were felicitated by Filmfare here Saturday. In ...

1 month ago
Madhoo in Kannada remake of 'Attarintiki Daaredhi'

Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Actress Madhoo, who recently made her southern comeback with Tamil romantic-comedy Vaayai Moodi Pesavum, has been signed on for the yet-untitled Kannada remake of recent Telugu blockbuster Attarintiki Daaredhi. Madhoo will reprise the role of Nadiya from the original. I start shooting from August for the Kannada remake of 'Attarintiki Daaredhi'. I will be play...

1 month ago
Indo-Canadian duo develops device to detect drug usage

Toronto, June 25 (IANS) Two Canadians of Indian origin have developed a device that detects marijuana in a person's breath. Police say it helps to find if a driver is high on the contraband drug. Vancouver-based Kal Malhi, a former officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the federal police force, has joined hands with Indo-Canadian radiologist Raj Attariwala to develop the devi...

1 month ago
Success of 'Drishyam' will encourage women directors: Nadiya

Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Actress Nadiya feels the success of upcoming Telugu thriller Drishyam, directed by Sripriya Rajkumar, will encourage a lot of women directors to join the directorial bandwagon. Drishyam is the remake of an eponymous Malayalam blockbuster. I don't feel 'Drishyam' is the film to encourage women directors to come forward to make films, but the success of it will ...

2 months ago
Mahesh Babu's 'Aagadu' teaser released on his dad's b'day

Chennai, May 31 (IANS) The makers of Telugu actioner Aagadu have released the film's first teaser Saturday on the birthday of superstar Mahesh Babu's father Krishna. This is the second time in a row that Mahesh's film's teaser has been unveiled on this occasion. Krishna is celebrating his 71st birthday. Last year, the first teaser of Mahesh's Telugu psychological thriller 1: Nenokkad...

2 months ago
151 Indian fishermen return home from Pakistan

Attari (Punjab), May 26 (IANS) Thanking Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi for their release, 151 Indian fishermen freed from Pakistani prisons ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to New Delhi crossed over into Indian territory Monday. Pakistan Sunday released on humanitarian grounds the Indian prisoners, who were detained when they strayed into Pakistani territorial waters whi...

2 months ago
Indian fishermen to cross Attari border Monday

Amritsar, May 25 (IANS) A total of 151 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan from prisons in that country ahead of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to India will cross over into Indian territory Monday, officials said here Sunday. Pakistan Sunday released on humanitarian grounds the Indian prisoners, who were detained when they strayed into Pakistani waters while fishing.

2 months ago
Sikh group urges Sharif for corridor to shrine

Amritsar, May 25 (IANS) A Sikh group urged Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to announce during his visit to India Monday the creation of a four-km corridor to the Sikh shrine of Kartarpur Sahib located in Pakistan. Radical Sikh group Dal Khalsa urged Sharif to allow a walkers' corridor to the Sikh shrine, located four km inside the Pakistan territory from the India-Pakistan border near...

2 months ago
Urban Amritsar voted heavily against Jaitley

Amritsar, May 20 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley was largely seen as the party's suave, urbane and television-savvy face, but when he came face to face with the urban voters in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar, he was definitely given a thumbs down by them. Jaitley, who is now facing the humiliation of being the only one among the topmost party leaders to have faced defeat at a time wh...

2 months ago
Aamir Khan disappoints Bihar's Mountain Man's family

Patna, May 3 - Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has disappointed the poverty-stricken family of Bihar's 'Mountain Man' Dasrath Manjhi, as neither did he provide financial help to them nor send his team to inquire about their requirements. Dashrath Manjhi is known for single-handedly cutting through a hill to make a road. His son Bhagirath is sad and pained after he failed to save his wife ...

2 months ago
Pakistan voices deep disappointment as India cancels visit of pilgrims

New Delhi/Islamabad, May 3 - In a last minute decision, India cancelled the visit of a group of 500 Pakistani pilgrims to the Ajmer shrine for Urs, citing the ongoing general elections. An upset Pakistan Friday summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner in Islamabad to lodge a protest. In a statement in New Delhi, India Friday expressed disappointment at having to cancel the visit ...

2 months ago
Pakistanis unable to attend Urs, India expresses disappointment

New Delhi, May 2 - India Friday expressed disappointment at Pakistani pilgrims not being able to attend the annual Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer this year, saying the visit of al arge group of pilgrims during the general election would have required much more elaborate arrangements than what is usually done for such events. External Affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin sa...

2 months ago
It's a promising start: 'Darpok' director on Cannes screening

New Delhi, May 1 - Rakesh Mehta, whose short movie Darpok is due to be screened at the Cannes International Film Festival's short film corner, says the platform is a great beginning for the project. The Cannes film fest is the first festival where 'Darpok' will be featured. We have pitched it to various international film festivals, and we got to know that Cannes has accepted it. It's a pro...

3 months ago
Here Pakistan figures high in poll campaign and rhetoric

Amritsar, April 20 - In Punjab's Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, which is seeing a high-pitched electoral battle between two stalwart leaders of the BJP and the Congress, Pakistan finds itself in the centre of political barbs. As the battle gets shriller politically, Congress candidate Amarinder Singh and senior Bharatiya Janata Party - leader Arun Jaitley are trading verbal volleys on tie...

3 months ago
Bihar mountain man's kin dies due to lack of medical care

Patna, April 19 - Left to battle abject poverty despite promises, Basanti Devi, the daughter-in-law of Bihar's mountain man Dasrath Manjhi who single-handedly cut through a hill to make a road, died Saturday due to lack of medical care, an official said. Nearly two months after Bollywood actor Aamir Khan promised to help Basanti during his visit to Gahlaur village in Gaya district in connec...

6 months ago
'Attarintiki ..' makers dedicate success to audience

Chennai, Jan 4 - The makers of Pawan Kalyan-starrer Telugu romantic-drama Attarintiki Daaredhi, which celebrates 100 days in cinemas Saturday, have dedicated the film's success to its fans who stood by the film despite it being leaked online before its official release. The film, which released Sep 27, is celebrating its 100th day in 31 theatres across Andhra Pradesh. I think it's no...

7 months ago
Old vintage beauties, trade fairs to forge closer India-Pakistan ties

New Delhi, Dec 27 - As India and Pakistan seek to resume dialogue and normalization of relations, on a quieter and non-controversial footing, a cross-border group of automobile enthusiasts will have dozens of their old but elegant beauties roll down the streets and have people's heads turn -- courtesy a vintage car rally in Lahore. Around 60-70 vintage Indian cars and motorcycles and an eq...

7 months ago
BSF chief holds talks with Paksitani counterpart on border issues

New Delhi, Dec 24 - Border Security Force - chief Subhash Joshi Tuesday held talks in Lahore with his Pakistani counterpart Major General Tahir Javed on border-related issues, official sources said here. Joshi, who is on a five-day visit to Pakistan, is expected to raise issues concerning ceasefire violation on the international border and other issues such as infiltration, drug trafficking...

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