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Reach of radio unmatched, says Richa

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says the reach of radio is unmatched in comparison to any other medium. The Fukrey Returns actress spoke in support of version 2.0 of Radio City's 'Rag Rag Mein Daude City' initiative. She said in a statement: Radio has the power to entertain masses across all classes of society and has a reach that is unmatched in comparison to any othe...

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SC rejects Congress plea for 20% vote count via VVPAT in Gujarat

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a plea by the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) seeking direction to the Election Commission (EC) to count votes through paper trail attached to the EVMs in 20 per cent of the polling booths in Gujarat. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said: We can'...

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Make government buildings easier to access for differently-abled: SC

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that accessibility to buildings of the central and state governments should be made easier for differently-abled people. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan issued 11 directions requiring both the Centre and state governments to provide accessibility features like ramps, accessible toilets, lifts with Braill...

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Don't fear CBI, CVC, Khattar tells bureaucrats

Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday asked bureaucrats in the state not to fear the five Cs -- Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), court, Central Vigilance Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and Central Information Commission (CIC) -- if they are taking decisions in the public interest. My government will always stand with full ...

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Words known by the company they keep: Javed Akhtar

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar feels words are known by the company they keep and people should think twice before speaking. Just like friends, words are known by the company they keep. By looking at the words, you can tell if the sentence is negative or positive. Thus, we must choose are words carefully because every word has a reaction, Akhtar said on Shah R...

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'Secret Superstar' doing steady business in Taiwan

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar has minted $700,681 in Taiwan since its release. The film, which also features Zaira Wasim and which lit up the box office in India on Diwali, opened in Taiwan on November 24. Zee Studios International took the film to the foreign market, read a statement. In Secret Superstar, Zaira, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir,...

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Teach film appreciation in schools: Konkona Sen Sharma

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Konkona Sen Sharma believes subsidising tickets for cinema halls and teaching children the art of film appreciation in schools can bring back the audience to theatres. Konkona, filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, Alankrita Shrivastav, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and RS Prasanna addressed the topic during CNN-News18's talk show The Bollywood Roundtables, read a statement

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A soulful evening of Sufism and Kathak

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The residents of the national capital will be witnessing a soulful evening which marks a beautiful amalgamation of classical dance Kathak and soft heart touching Sufi music. Titled Sajan Saan Rooh Rihaniyoon, the cultural event, which is being organised by the Delhi government's Sindhi Academy, will be held at the Kamani Auditorium on December 16. The fir...

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President Kovind lauds 'tehzeeb' of Lucknow, asks others to emulate it

Lucknow, Dec 15 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday urged the people of India to emulate the 'tehzeeb' (culture) of Lucknow and said that if this happens, half the problems faced by the country will end. Speaking as the chief guest at the 7th Convocation Ceremony of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar University in the state capital, Kovind recalled his long-standing association with the land of...

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Athiya looking forward to launching her clothing line

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Athiya Shetty, a fashion lover, is excited about launching her own clothing line, which will consist of street smart clothes for teenagers. I have always loved fashion and experimenting with my clothes. I am really looking forward to launch my own clothing line. The age group which I am targeting will be teenagers and young girls. All the sizes will be avail...

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Renuka Shahane excited to break her onscreen image

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Renuka Shahane, who often plays docile roles in films, is excited about starring in the upcoming TV show Khichdi as it will break her onscreen image. I am really excited because the makers of 'Khichdi' have put in a collective effort of breaking my screen image. This show will come as a breath of fresh air and will be received extremely positively by the aud...

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Love the character Paro: Richa Chadha on 'Dasdev'

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, who will be seen in the upcoming film Dasdev, says she loves her character Paro. The actress, who is currently enjoying the success of her latest release Fukrey Returns, told IANS: The character has been done several times by people in the films and it is something I really had fun playing. I love this character of Paro... All men in...

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Would love to make horror film on America's political scene: 'Saw' co-creator

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The horror genre works well as a metaphor to address social issues, feels filmmaker Leigh Whannell, known for franchises like Saw and Insidious. And so he is keen to make a horror movie that addresses some social issues in the world. As a viewer, he would like to see a horror movie about the ongoing sexual harassment scandal, and told through the eyes of a woman ...

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Telangana seeks Israel's help in cybersecurity

Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Telangana is keen to have a partnership with Israel in cybersecurity and emulate its world-class robust architecture, a senior official said on Thursday. The state government also sought Israel's help to do an audit of its cybersecurity policy, its approach, the capabilities of private sector and start-ups. Addressing a cybersecurity conference here, Tela...

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SRK gets appreciation note from Nirmala Sitharaman

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan was happy to receive an appreciation note from Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who lauded his effort in supporting the Armed Forces Flag Day awareness campaign. Shah Rukh shared on his social media a snapshot of the note, which read: We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to you for supporting the Armed Forces Flag Day awarene...

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Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox in $52 bn stock deal

Burbank/New York, Dec 14 (IANS) In one of the largest entertainment acquisitions, Disney is buying Twenty-First Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal in stock. The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc announced the details on Thursday. Under the deal, Disney will also acquire the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international T...

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After months in coma, writer-actor-filmmaker Neeraj Vora dead

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Bollywood's multi-faceted talent Neeraj Vora, an actor, writer and director known for his humorous and happy streak on and off the screen, died here early on Thursday, months after being comatose. Vora's younger brother Uttank Vora told IANS that he died at 4 a.m. at an Andheri hospital. Vora was 54. From the hospital, his body was taken to the house of prod...

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SRK in awe of Gurmehar Kaur

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised student-turned-activist Gurmehar Kaur for showing courage and talking about her fears through a TV show TED Talks India Nayi Soch. Gurmehar Kaur has been popular for her debates on equality in Delhi University and came into the limelight following her comments on the ABVP and how war killed her father and not Pakistan. She will b...

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Priyanka Chopra to deliver inspirational lecture in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Bollywood star and Unicef goodwill ambassador Priyanka Chopra will deliver an inspirational talk on 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Chasing a Dream' as part of The Penguin Annual Lecture 2017 here on December 26. Penguin Random House India has invited the globally popular celebrity, who has had a meteoric rise on the global stage with her American TV show Quantico f...

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'Swag se swagat' gets Arabic version

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) The makers of Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif-starrer Tiger Zinda Hai will release the films popular song Swag se swagat in Arabic. Sung by Rabih Baroud and Brigitte Yaghi, and translated by Mohammad Jad Malak, the Arabic version of the song released on Thursday. As the song is a chartbuster here in India and the film is shot in the Middle East and focuses on a...

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