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I'm not business-minded as a producer: Kapil Sharma

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Comedian-turned-film producer Kapil Sharma, excited about his new movie Firangi, says he is not very business-minded as a producer and rather enjoys the creative part of filmmaking. Kapil has produced Firangi and has also acted in it. Asked if it is a tough task to dabble in acting and production simultaneously, Kapil told IANS: I think I am not business-min...

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Unique two year collaboration results in an interactive exhibition-cum-haat

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Since early 2016, a path-breaking collaboration has been taking place between the indigenous communities of Madhya Pradesh and fourteen Indian and international artists. This interesting partnership is now culminating into an interactive exhibition-cum-haat in the capital. Disappearing Dialogues is curated by Nobina Gupta and will run from November 23 to November...

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Delhi-NCR air quality near 'severe' as stubble burning increases

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Tuesday due to an increase in stubble burning in neighboring Punjab and Haryana despite the green court's orders to the contrary. In the wake of deterioration in the air quality, the Delhi government issued an advisory to parents requesting them to restrict outdoor activities of children while environment agenc...

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Delhi air 'very poor' again 'possibly' due to stubble burning

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The air quality of Delhi and National Capital Region saw a sudden deterioration from poor to very poor on Monday, with officials speculating an increase in stubble burning in neighbouring states as a possible reason. Fall in the minimum temperature and decrease in the speed of northwesterly winds coming from Punjab and Haryana, where stubble burning is on the ris...

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Paes' former coach Hyman to train IIT Kharagpur team

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India tennis ace Leander Paes' former coach T.J. Hyman will train enthusiasts at IIT Kharagpur, a statement said on Monday. Among the other sports, a major thrust has been given on tennis with US-based alumnus and entrepreneur Vinod Gupta facilitating training program and sports kit upgradation. He has roped in the US-based Hyman, to start a training progra...

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Bengaluru beat Mumbai on ISL debut

Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) Bengaluru FC made an emphatic debut in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), defeating Mumbai City FC 2-0 at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday. Eduardo Garcia (67th minute) and Sunil Chhetri (90+3) scored for the southern club which played in the I-League for the past four seasons. Mumbai managed to see off a flurry of corners up until the 67th minute, ...

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Delhi's air quality improves, but stubble burning in Punjab up

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Even as the air quality in the National Capital Region, including Delhi, recorded an improvement, increased stubble burning in the western Punjab districts despite the National Green Tribunal directions continues to pose a threat. With good wind speed and a drop in temperature, air quality in Delhi and surrounding areas was recorded between poor and very poor dur...

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Big victories for Bengal, Services in Ranji Trophy

Amritsar, Nov 19 (IANS) Punjab lost to Bengal by an innings and 19 runs while Services outplayed Chhattisgarh by an innings and nine runs on Day 3 of a sixth round match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Sunday. Ishan Porel's five wicket haul helped Bengal to outplay Punjab, who scored 213 in their second innings. Diwesh Pathania scalped seven wickets to give Services their ...

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Two former PAAS leaders join BJP ahead of mega rally

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Hours ahead of a mega rally by the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) at Mansa, the Patidar group suffered a blow with two of its former members and group convenors joining the ruling BJP on Saturday. Amrish and Ketan Patel, former aides of PAAS leader Hardik Patel, who had played significant roles in the Patel agitations, have joined the saffron party. <...

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French film 'Los Perros' adjudged best in KIFF

Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) French celluloid venture Los Perros directed by Marcela Said won the award for the best film in the International Competition category of the 23rd Kolkata Internaitonal Film Festival (KIFF) here on Friday. The 94-minute film won the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award for best film that comprised a purse of Rs 51 lakh and a trophy, the organisers announced at the media...

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Ranji Trophy: Nischal, Agrawal hand Karnataka solid start

Kanpur, Nov 17 (IANS) Karnataka rode on brilliant half-century knocks from batsmen Mayank Agarwal (90) and Dega Nischal (90 not out) to post 327/3 against Uttar Pradesh on Day 1 of the sixth round at the Ranji Trophy. Later, coming in to bat, middle-order batsmen Karun Nair (62) and Manish Pandey (63) too played important knocks in the Group A contest at the Green Park here. Mea...

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President prays at Golden Temple

Amritsar, Nov 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Thursday and offered prayers at Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines. The President was accompanied by senior functionaries of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), including its President, Kirpal Singh Badungar, and other officials, during the visit. The ...

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37 years later, Jayan's memory still fresh

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) Memories of Jayan, the only Malayalam film star who had the macho image, are still fresh in the minds of many even 37 years after he died while attempting a stunt scene on a moving helicopter. He lost his life while filming the final scene of the Malayalam film 'Kolilakem', this day in 1980, at an airbase in Chennai. His death anniversary is mark...

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Mumbai City bank on continuity, balance

Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) With their coach Alexandre Guimaraes boasting plenty of experience in the Indian Super League (ISL), Mumbai City FC will have an advantage over most other teams in the fray when the 2017-18 season of the lucrative football tournament starts later this week. If you count out Alberto Roca at ISL debutants Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC's Steve Coppell, who has now joi...

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Post-Ryan murder, extreme surveillance scaring students: Experts

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Increased surveillance put in place in schools after the murder of a seven-year-old in a Ryan International School in Gurugram has left students feeling suffocated and scared, say educationists. The murder of class-2 student Pradyuman Thakur in Ryan International School in Bhondsi, Gurugram on September 8 sparked widespread outrage across the country, leading to ...

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Special tribute to James Bond films at IFFI 2017

Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) A special curated section of James Bond films will be screened at the forthcoming 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), to be held from November 20-28 in Goa. The festival organisers on Tuesday announced that the special section will showcase nine films from the franchise. The films include Dr. No and Goldfinger starring Sean Connery; On Her Maj...

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Gangster's Facebook post leaves Punjab Police red-faced

Chandigarh, Nov 13 (IANS) A Facebook post by a gangster, involved in the killing of a Hindu leader in Amritsar, admitting to his crime, has left the Punjab Police embarrassed. Saraj Sandhu, who is being chased by the state police, not only admitted to killing Hindu Sangharsh Sena leader Vipan Sharma, but even suggested that the killing should not be linked to religion. Police sou...

10 days ago
Social welfare at heart of ancient Indian civilisation: Naidu

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Community welfare is at the very heart of the social infrastructure that dominated our Indian civilization for millennia and this message has been taken forward by reformers like Swami Prabhupada, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said here on Sunday. Addressing the East West Cultural Festival in commemoration of the 121st birth anniversary of Swami Prabhupada, fo...

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Adnan Sami meets 'lovely guy' Great Khali

Amritsar, Nov 12 (IANS) Bollywood composer-singer Adnan Sami bumped into the lovely guy and former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar The Great Khali. Sami on Sunday met Khali at the airport here and later shared a photograph. In the image, the Bhardo jholi hitmaker can be seen struggling to fit into the selfie, clicked by Khali. Guess who I 'bumped' into at Amritsar ...

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Directing Sridevi was a joyful experience: Shekhar Kapur

Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says filming songs for Mr. India with actress Sridevi was a beautiful experience for him. Filming 'Mr. India' songs and the Charlie Chaplin sequence with Sridevi were one of the most joyful moments of my directing experience, Kapur tweeted on Saturday night. The filmmaker also praised Sridevi's acting skills. Her in...

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