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Art is apolitical: Paresh Rawal

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Art and artistes exist beyond religion, politics and boundaries, says veteran actor and politician Paresh Rawal, who believes the audience must also watch the performance of an artiste in an apolitical manner. In an era when artistes are attacked because of their political ideology, how must the audience respond to an artiste? The BJP MP (Lok Sabha/Ahmedaba...

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Shocking that you supported Kejriwal: Goel, tells Naidu, other CMs

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Minister Vijay Goel on Monday described as shocking the support by four Chief Ministers to their Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that he has no faith in the Constitution. It is shocking that you (Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandra Babu Naidu) along with three other Chief Ministers (West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan ...

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SC no to urgent hearing against NGT ban on activity in CRZ

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hold an urgent hearing of a plea by the Centre challenging a 2017 NGT order banning any activity including construction in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) till a Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) was finalised. Observing that you (the Centre) should be happy, a vacation bench of Justice S. Abdul Nazeer and Justice Indu ...

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Was particular about my skin even when I was not an actress: Kiara Advani

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Actress Kiara Advani, who features in one of the segments of Lust Stories anthology, says that she was very particular about her skin and fitness even before entering the film industry. For me personally, it's about taking care of myself. I think even if I wasn't an actress I would be just as particular about my fitness regime and my skincare regime, Kiara said ...

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Won't tolerate data misuse to influence polls: Prasad

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday warned social media companies against misusing users' data to influence the outcome of elections, saying this will not be tolerated. Also, the government was awaiting the report of the Justice Srikrishna Committee on data protection and law, said Prasad, who is also Law and Justice Minister. At a press conference...

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Roopa Ganguly accuses Mamata government of spreading terror

Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A BJP Rajya Sabha member, Roopa Ganguly on Monday accused West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government of trying to instil fear by killing and exhibiting the bodies of BJP workers in Purulia district. This exhibition is to make it clear to all the residents of the area that if you work for BJP, this will be the consequence. Mamata Banerjee has been spreading this frig...

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Shiv Sena also comes out in Kejriwal's support

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena on Monday came out in support of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his agitation, days after four non-Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states also endorsed his AAP's stand. On Sunday, Kejriwal spoke to Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on the issue where Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is seeking directions from Lt. Governor...

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BJP protests against Bengal political killings

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Delhi unit of the BJP on Monday protested against the West Bengal government over the killings of party workers and leaders in the state. Hundreds of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers staged a protest outside Banga Bhawan here and raised slogans against West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. The party worke...

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Will appreciate if 8 disqualified MLAs rejoin AIADMK: TN CM

Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Joint Coordinator K. Palaniswami on Monday said it will be appreciated if eight of the disqualified legislators rejoin the party. Replying to a question on whether the eight legislators, including Thanga Tamilselvan, would rejoin the AIADMK, Palaniswami said it is only the media which is saying it and he is not aware of any suc...

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Kejriwal continues sit-in protest

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday continued his sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor's residence, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give a green signal to the IAS officers to end their strike. I wud urge Hon'ble PM to give green signal to them (IAS officers) to end it now, Kejriwal tweeted. Kejriwal along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish...

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At NITI meet, Modi moots double digit growth, linking MNREGA to agriculture

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The fourth annual meeting of the NITI Aayog's Governing Council was conducted on Sunday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who chaired the meet, gave the target of achieving double digit economic growth as well as the idea to link MNREGA employment with agriculture, among other things. Modi also tried to placate the Chief Ministers of states like Andhra Prad...

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Committee to examine using MNREGA in agriculture

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Central government is mulling to link MNREGA with the agriculture sector in a way that the rural employment scheme and the demands of labour in agriculture complement each other, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said here on Sunday. The government has formed a seven-member committee of the Chief Ministers to examine the feasibility of the idea and the wa...

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AAP holds march in support of Kejriwal, four CMs urge PM to resolve crisis

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Sunday held a march to support Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and three of his cabinet colleagues, who have been holding a sit-in at the LG office for the last one week, even as the four non-BJP Chief Ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to immediately resolve the crisis. Kejriwal and his colleagues have been demanding t...

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'Lust Stories': Opens door into Indian middle-class' sexual consciousness

Film: Lust Stories, an anthology for Netflix; Directors: Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar; Cast: Radhika Apte, Akash Thosar, Bhumi Pednekar, Neil Bhoopalam, Manisha Koirala, Jaideep Ahlawat, Sanjay Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Vicky Kaushal and Neha Dhupia; Rating: **** Vibrators and self-pleasuring seem to have seeped into the cinematic consciousness of India. Bare...

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Those ignoring elected government will never listen to common man: AAP Minister

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Accusing the Modi government of not paying attention to Delhi's elected government, Delhi cabinet Minister Gopal Rai said such a regime will never listen to the common man and dubbed the current situation an undeclared Emergency. Those who are not listening to the elected Chief Minister will never listen to a common man ever. This is a beginning of dictatorship ...

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Four CMs urge PM to resolve Delhi government's problems

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Four non-BJP Chief Ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the meeting of the NITI Aayog's fourth general council meeting here and urged him to immediately resolve the problems of the Delhi government. The four Chief Ministers - West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan, Karnataka's H.D. Kumaraswamy and Andhra Pradesh's N. Chandrab...

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Focus shifting from actor's responsibility to great team work: Vicky Kaushal

Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal, who will be seen in Sanju, says he does not take much pressure before the release of his films because he believes that each project has its own destiny and that a lot depends on team work. The cast of Sanju, a biopic on the life of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, is led by Ranbir Kapoor. But it includes a host of other well-known names i...

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Oil prices, monsoon to drive equity market sentiments

Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Fluctuations in the prices of crude oil along with the pace of the monsoon's progress will drive the trajectory of the key equity indices next week, analysts opined. According to market observers, investors will also follow the rupee's movement against the US dollar and the direction of foreign fund flows for further cues. The markets next week will look fo...

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Four CMs express solidarity with Kejriwal, say centre crippling federal system

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A day before the Niti Aayog meeting, four non-BJP Chief Ministers extended their support to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's sit-in protest at Lt. Governor's office, saying there is a constitutional crisis in the state and they will urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to solve the issue at the earliest. The Chief Ministers - West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Ke...

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Oil prices, foreign fund flows to guide rupee's movement

Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Fluctuations in crude oil prices, along with the direction of foreign fund flows are expected to influence the Indian rupee's movement against the US dollar in the coming week, experts said on Saturday. Indian rupee is unable to benefit from the decline in oil prices... the hawkish US Fed continues to drive US dollar higher, Anindya Banerjee, Deputy Vice President ...

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