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Hazare plans new campaign, solicits people's participation

Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Nov 21 (IANS) Blaming the Modi government for failing to take steps to prevent corruption, veteran activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday announced plans for a new anti-graft campaign for which he sought public participation. In a statement, Kisan Baburao Hazare, popularly known as Anna Hazare, said that after the first movement launched in 2011, the then United Pr...

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SRK matches Kailash Kher 'jungli' dance at IFFI

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Singer-composer Kailash Kher says it was unbelievable for him to see that superstar Shah Rukh Khan matched his jungli and aghori dance at the ongoing 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here. The singer shared a video in which he is seen singing his hit Chak de phatte, while Shah Rukh tries to match steps with him. Kailash tweeted: Unbelievable ...

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UP pitches Taj as top film shooting location

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) The Taj Mahal may have been dropped from the Uttar Pradesh government's tourism paraphernalia, but the Agra monument is one of the state's top USPs, when it comes to pitching for a film shooting destination to filmmakers at the IFFI. According to Awanish Awasthi, Chairperson of 'Film Bandhu', the state's film promotion body, both Mughal Emperor Shahjahan's monument ...

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SC rejects plea to block 'Padmavati' release

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking to block the release of controversial film Padmavati, saying that it is premature as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has yet to decide and any interference at this stage would amount to pre-judging the matter. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandra...

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Two dailies booked for militant picture goof-up in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday booked two newspapers for publishing a fake picture and captioning it as a slain nephew of Pakistan based LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. Police said an FIR had been lodged against two newspapers for passing off a Jammu based civilian Majid Khatana as the militant killed in Hajin encounter on Saturday. The two newspa...

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Technology helps children become smarter: Sachin Tendulkar

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has said technology has helped the current generation to grow smarter and more confident in comparison to the previous generation Today's generation is confident, I interact with so many children of this generation and have to accept they are smarter than the earlier generation, the record international century scorer said at the T...

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BJP announces third list of candidates for Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday came out with its third list of 28 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections. The list includes the sitting MLA and Assembly Speaker Raman Vora, who will contest from the Scheduled Caste (SC) seat of Dasada, and sitting MLA and former cabinet Minister Saurabh Patel, who will contest from Botad. He had earlier conte...

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Punjab, Haryana procure 240 lakh tonnes paddy

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Agrarian states Punjab and Haryana have procured nearly 240 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Sunday. Punjab has procured around 173 lakh tonnes and Haryana around 67 lakh tonnes, heading towards a record paddy procurement this season. Government agencies have procured 98.5 per cent of the paddy arriving in ...

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Agra civic polls: Yogi promises development

Agra, Nov 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday promised to implement urban renewal strategies to accelerate the pace of development in Agra. The Chief Minister was addressing a rally ahead of the municipal elections in the city on November 22. The improved law and order situation was attracting fresh investments, and businessmen who did not want to inv...

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'It is not impossible to clean the Ganga, but it's very difficult'

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) About five years ago, when Financial Times journalist and author Victor Mallet began living in Delhi, he was shocked to discover that the Yamuna -- this beautiful river of Indian legend and art -- was chocked with untreated sewage and industrial waste after it had passed through the city on its way to Mathura, Agra and on to join the Ganga at Allahabad. He wondered how a ...

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Pink hangs from multi-storey building for rehearsals

Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Pink was spotted hanging from a 34-floor hotel roof while rehearsing for the 45th Annual American Music Awards. In a video shared on Instagram on Thursday, Pink can be seen hanging by wires off a hotel roof here and doing dance moves and flips, reports tmz.com. This is by far the craziest, most insane thing I've ever attempted to do, Pink said in...

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'Too early to say if there's Trump effect on tourism business'

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's travel ban and immigration policies might have not gone down well in some parts of the world but Caroline Beteta, the Visit California President and CEO, says it's too early to gauge the effect on travel business in the Golden State following such action. It's little too early to say that because we do our inbound international researc...

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Human Ken Doll to play Danish Prince in Bollywood film

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves says he will be seen as a Danish Prince in a Bollywood film. The 34-year-old TV personality told dailymail.co.uk: My trip started first in New Delhi where I filmed for three days. The main reason of my trip to India is the Bollywood movie that I am part of. It is a huge production with lots of people involved, and music and dancing. <...

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Katy Perry banned from China?

Shanghai, Nov 18 (IANS) American singer Katy Perry has reportedly been banned from China over a dress and cannot perform at Victoria's Secret show here. The singer was said to be appearing at the fashion show which will take place on Monday. According to sources, Perry initially thought she would be able to gain access to the country but Chinese authorities rejected her visa appl...

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Robin Thicke, girlfriend to have daughter

Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Robin Thicke's girlfriend April Love Geary has revealed that she will give birth to a girl. The model shared a photograph of her sonogram on Friday, writing the sex of her baby using female pronouns, reports people.com. You guys! Look what I'm making! Note her foot that's over her head. Got long legs like her mama, she captioned it. The ...

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Punjab, Haryana procure 238 lakh tonne paddy

Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Agrarian states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 238 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Friday. Punjab has procured over 171.35 lakh tonnes and Haryana over 66.73 lakh tonnes, heading towards a record paddy procurement this season. Government agencies have procured 98.5 per cent of the paddy arriving in ...

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Nitish gets JD-U's 'Arrow' symbol, Sharad faction says battle on

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Putting an end to an over three-month-old battle between the two warring factions of the Janata Dal United (JD-U), the Election Commission of India (EC) on Friday granted the Arrow symbol to the Nitish Kumar faction. As the victor group welcomed the poll panel's decision and urged the strayed section of leaders to join back the party under Nitish Kumar's leadersh...

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Centre opposes plea against Asthana's appointment as CBI Special Director

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it was opposing the plea by NGO Common Cause challenging the appointment of Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as Special Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Attornery General K.K. Venugopal told the bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre that the central government would o...

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EC grants JD-U's 'Arrow' symbol to Nitish faction

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a major setback to rebel Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav, the Election Commission on Friday ruled that the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the real party and hence entitled to use the party's Arrow poll symbol. In its order, the poll panel said: The respondent group led by Nitish Kumar has demonstrated overwhelming majority suppo...

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When digital and pop art amalgamated

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Giving art a modern twist, here is an exhibition that brings digital art and pop art under the same roof, creating a new form of art. Organised by Ink, Reels and The Graphics Gang, it brings together the top talent in graphic design from across the country to create stunning works of art that pay homage to the great books and movies that influenced and created th...

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