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2 days ago
Dhopade maintains lead in National Challengers Chess meet

Ahmedabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade of Railways maintained his lead at the top with nine points at the end of the 10th round of the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship here on Sunday. Playing safe on the top board, Dhopade signed the peace treaty with S. Satyapragyan of Air India after mandatory 25 moves and added 0.5 point to his tally. The second boar...

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Amit Shah eats food at tribal's house

Bhopal, Aug 20 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah ate a simple meal at the house of a tribal here on Sunday. Shah reached the house of Kamal Singh in Bhopal's Sewaniya village along with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Bharatiya Janata Party state President Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan and MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe. All of them sat on the floor and ate 'dal bati'. Kamal Singh told the...

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My character in 'Babumoshai...' is morally bankrupt: Jatin

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Jatin Goswami, who is excited about his upcoming film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, says his character Baanke in the movie is morally bankrupt. The characters we (Nawazuddin Siddqui and I) portray in 'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' comes from the periphery of society where there is no black or white. My character Baanke is morally bankrupt, Jatin said. It was diff...

2 days ago
Hate crime rampant in US: Google's AI-based site

San Francisco, Aug 20 (IANS) Violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Virginia may have shocked many but hate crime is actually rampant in the US, Google's new website using artificial intelligence (AI) to track hate crime has revealed. Google has launched The Documenting Hate News Index in partnership with its News Lab and the data visualisation studio Pitch Interactive, co...

3 days ago
UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffaranagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, officials said. At least 156 passengers were injured after 14 coaches of the train bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand derailed on Saturday evening in Meerut-Saharanpur Division in Uttar Pradesh. An off...

3 days ago
4 reasons why quizzing is important for students

Many of us in the 40-plus bracket will recall youthful evenings in front of the TV watching students battle it out in the Bournvita Quiz Contest. But since its last episode was aired, there has been no all-India show mounted on such a scale. In recent times, we have had the National Olympiads and NTSE (National Talent Search Exam) -- once again underlining the significance of quiz platfo...

3 days ago
Haryana Steelers sneak past UP Yoddha in PKL

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Haryana Steelers edged past hosts UP Yoddha 36-29 in an inter zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (IPL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. The match turned out to be such a tight encounter that both the respective coaches had to be warned by the referees even as Haryana kept their calm to pip the hosts by a whisker. Cric...

3 days ago
Telugu Titans pip U Mumba in PKL

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Telugu Titans overcame some nervy moments to beat former champions U Mumba 37-32 in an inter-zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. The pendulum shifted either way with both teams going all out in the first half of the game before Titans, coming into the match on the back of a heavy defeat, ...

3 days ago
Congress targets Gujarat government for defending Amin, Barot

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday targeted the BJP government in Gujarat for defending retired police officers N.K. Amin and Tarun Barot, who resigned after the Supreme Court asked the state to take a call on their fate or else it would decide. Both Amin and Barot had been re-employed on contract by the Gujarat government after their retirement. Both, facing crim...

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Dhopade leads National Challengers Chess meet

Ahmedabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade maintained his lead after beating youngster Udit Kamdar in the ninth round of the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship at the Karnavati Club on Saturday. Playing with black pieces, Dhopade exploited the weakness of his opponent in the middle game to register his eighth victory of the championship and take the lead with 8.5 poin...

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Nawazuddin considers himself 'highest paid' actor in Bollywood

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he feels he is presently the highest paid actor in Bollywood in terms of acting. In an appearance in Aap Ki Adalat, to be telecast on India TV on Saturday, the critically acclaimed actor, known for portraying complex characters with ease, said: I am the highest paid actor in industry as far as acting is concerned. I did no...

3 days ago
Priyanka Chopra's late night troubles

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says sleep is evading her, and she can't decode the reason behind it. She is confused whether it is the result of jet lag or memories on overdrive. So when sleep evades me and thoughts engulf my mind. I wonder is it jet lag or just memories on overdrive #latenightmusings, Priyanka tweeted. The actress, who has been juggling ...

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Afghanistan celebrates 98th Independence Day

Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Afghanistan on Saturday marked the 98th anniversary of its independence from British occupation. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday morning laid wreath at the Independence Minaret in the Defence Ministry compound, Tolo News reported. Ghani paid tributes to security forces who sacrificed their lives for stabilising peace and security in the war-torn cou...

4 days ago
US judge refuses to dismiss Roman Polanski rape case

Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) A judge in Los Angeles has refused to dismiss a rape case against French-Polish film director Roman Polanski, which has been ongoing since the 1970s. The judge's decision on Friday came after the alleged victim, Samantha Geimer, had appealed in June for the case to be dismissed so that she could move on, reports Efe news. However, Los Angeles County Sup...

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Nawazuddin never had interest in a hero's role

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who now plays the lead role in most of his films, says that he never wanted to play the typical hero as a person with no bad qualities doesn't exist. I don't believe in characters that are either completely negative or posivite like a hero doesn't have any bad qualities. A person like him doesn't exist only, Nawazuddin,, who doesn't act...

4 days ago
Bidita Bag to do kids film

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) After being in news for doing intimate scenes in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, actress Bidita Bag is now part of a children's film. I have signed three more films. They are more realistic. One is a children's film, the other is a biopic on social activist Daya Bai and then there is a gangster film, Bidita told reporters here on Friday. She didn't reveal much ab...

4 days ago
Jaipur pip Bengaluru 30-28 in PKL thriller

Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Jaipur Pink Panthers pipped Bengaluru Bulls 30-28 in a thrilling tie of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 of the inter zone challenge week at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Friday. Jaipur rode on terrific raiding performance from Jasvir Singh (10 points) and a rock-solid defensive display from birthday boy Manjeet Chhillar (8) to hold their nerve and ho...

4 days ago
Shraddha Das referred to Sambhavna's 'Bigg Boss' stint for film

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Das says that to play a struggling Bhojpuri actress in the forthcoming film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, she had to watch Bigg Boss when dancer-actress Sambhavna Seth had participated. It was the film's director Kushan Nandy's idea to make Shraddha watch how Sambhavna behaved in real life. Bigg Boss 2, which saw Sambhavna hurling abuses at her...

4 days ago
Comeback kings U Mumba outwit U.P. Yoddha in PKL

Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) U Mumba bounced back in style to beat U.P. Yoddha 37-34 in the opening tie of the Lucknow leg of the Pro Kabaddi League's (PKL) fifth season at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Friday. The first half of the tie witnessed domination by the home side before the visitors clawed back, thanks to Shabeer Bapu's 13-raid points and skipper Anup Kumar's eight po...

4 days ago
UP CM, Farhan glam up opening night of Lucknow PKL leg

Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said the advent of home-grown leagues like the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) has encouraged a lot of youngsters to take up sports as a career. Adityanath, who was present during the opening match of the Lucknow leg between U.P. Yodhas and U Mumba at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here, admitted to having playe...

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