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People had come to kill me, claims Togadia, police say it is 'made-up' story

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after he reappeared from his brief disappearance, Vishwa Hindu Parishad's international working president Pravin Togadia on Tuesday expressed the possibility that he may be killed. But Gujarat Police have dismissed it as a made-up story while their Raj Togadia was found unconscious in a hospital in Shahibagh locality in Ahmedabad late on Monday after being ...

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People had come to kill me, claims Togadia, police say it is 'made-up' story

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after he reappeared from his brief disappearance, Vishwa Hindu Parishad's international working president Pravin Togadia on Tuesday expressed the possibility that he may be killed. But Gujarat Police have dismissed it as a made-up story. Togadia was found unconscious in a hospital in Shahibagh locality in Ahmedabad late on Monday after being reported missin...

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HC asks for importing vaccine to check monkey population

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government to look into the feasibility of importing immunocontraception vaccines on an emergency basis to control the population of monkeys in the capital. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar asked the government to take emergency measures to control the monkey menace ...

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Vikram Bhatt an ocean full of knowledge: Zareen

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Zareen Khan has praised her 1921 director Vikram Bhatt, saying he is an ocean-full of knowledge. On her experience of working with Bhatt, Zareen told IANS on phone from Mumbai: It was great. I did not know him on a personal level before this movie. For me, he was a great director, and I have always been a fan of his work. Zareen, who portrays a g...

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Two Sherwood College teachers sentenced to 1 year in prison

Dehradun, Jan 16 (IANS) Two teachers of Sherwood College in Uttarakhand have been sentenced to a year in jail after being found wanting in discharge of their duties during an excursion in which two students were killed after a tractor trolley they were travelling in overturned, an official said. A group of 42 students had gone to an excursion to Sitawani in Nanital district in 2010. They...

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Toghadia'missing': Special team to look for him

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The Ahmedabad Crime Branch on Monday said it had constituted a special team to look for Acting President of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad Pravin Toghadia who suddenly went missing amid allegations that the Rajasthan Police took away the Hindu leader. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the umbrella body of all saffron outfits, in a one-line statement late on Monda...

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Calling for conservation, WWF launches unique exhibition on frogs

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Frogs, a primary indicator of climate change and one of the most affected species yet not much focused on, will get attention with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India on Monday launching Frogfest, a one of its kind exhibition in the world showcasing artefacts and collections of amphibians to call for their conservation. Showcasing the role of art in conser...

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Celebs take digital route to stay in touch with fans

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Film celebrities are moving on from the virtual world of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and opting for a more personalised virtual gateway to stay connected to their fans and followers -- personal mobile applications. In 2016, Salman Khan launched 'Being In Touch' through which he shares updates about his personal and professional life with his fans. Su...

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Kite fliers' message to Modi, Yogi: Save Yamuna, save Agra

Agra, Jan 15 (IANS) Pained by the condition of the Yamuna, hundreds of kite fliers thronged to a dry riverbed here to send messages to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath urging them to save the dying river. Special kites with printed messages dotted the Agra skyline on Sunday evening. The dry river bed was aptly used for a sport with a g...

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Anupam thanks Mahesh for his journey in cinema

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Anupam Kher thanked filmmaker Mahesh bhatt for contributing in his life and journey in Hindi filmdom. Anupam on Sunday shared a still from the film 1989 film Daddy and said that the movie will always remain as one of his most favourites. 'Daddy' will always remain one of my most favourite films. Pooja Bhatt was stunning in her very first film. Thank you Mahe...

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Niyogi Books completes 13 years, launches 3 new imprints

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Niyogi Books launched three new imprints in celebration of its 13 years in publishing at a function here on Friday evening. The three new imprints are Thornbird for translation; Olive Turtle for fiction and Paper Missile for non-fiction. The evening also witnessed the book launch of P.C. Sorcar: The Maharaja of Magic at the function held at India International Ce...

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Honoured that cinema brings nations together: Big B

Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has been invited to meet the ambassadors of several countries, here and the megastar feels honoured that cinema can bring nations together. French Ambassador invites me to 'Bonjour India' a Ballet performance. American Consulate General invites me for tea to meet ex Ambassador. Ambassadors/ Consulate General of Japan, Australia, Israel and Pakistan ...

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Salman Khan wishes luck to Zareen Khan for '1921'

Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has wished good luck to actress Zareen Khan for her latest film 1921. All the best Zareen Khan for '1921'. You are looking very pretty, but the trailer is scary, Salman tweeted on Friday, urging his Twitter followers to watch the Vikram Bhatt directorial. Zareen, who is essaying the role of a ghost-whisperer in the horror film, made he...

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Always had a feel for the romanticised horror: Vikram Bhatt

Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, ready with his new film 1921, yet another supernatural-horror thriller, says his obsession with the spooky comes from how fear is the most palpable of all emotions. Excerpts from an interview: Q. Vikram, you are back doing a genre you are most comfortable with? A. I don't know 'comfortable' is the right expression. I have alw...

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India is unprepared for gathering teen sexual revolution

New Delhi, Jan 12: One in four Indian women is married before 18, and 7.8 per cent of women aged 15 to 19 are pregnant or mothers, according to the latest available 2015-16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4 data. While the percentage of women married before 18 decreased from 47.4 per cent in 2005-06 (NFHS-3) -- and 16 per cent of women aged 15 to 19 who were mothers a decade ago -- ...

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Aditi Arya, Ruhi Singh to debut in digital space

Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Actresses Aditi Arya and Ruhi Singh, who have featured in films, are set to debut into the digital space with web series Spotlight 2. The musical digital series by Viu have been penned by filmmaker Vikram Bhatt and directed by Siddhant Sachdeva. Working in 'Spotlight 2' opened my eyes and layers as an actor. I've genuinely learnt a lot from Siddhant, Karan ...

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Farhan, Vishal Bhardwaj to headline Gaana Bollywood Music Project

Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Actor-singer and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and director-composer Vishal Bhardwaj will headline the Delhi edition of Gaana Bollywood Music Project. The multi-genre Bollywood music festival is set to take off for the second time at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Grounds on January 27 and January 28 with a line-up featuring some of the biggest names in Bollywood music across g...

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Sonam faces woes of bad mattress

Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor feels conned by the concept of memory foam mattresses as they have done more bad than good to her. Sonam tweeted on Thursday: Memory foam mattresses are a con... whole body and neck in bad shape after using them. Please don't fall for the marketing bull. Currently, the actress awaits the release of her next film Padman. The film, directe...

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We need to play enough matches away: India football captain Sunil Chhetri

Bengaluru, Jan 10 (IANS) India captain Sunil Chhetri wants the national football team to play more away games this year as it prepares for the AFC Asian Cup in 2019. Chhetri, who is currently playing for Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), feels each and every player who dons the India colours needs to raise his game by a few notches so that coach Stephen Constantine has a hea...

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Akshat Verma nervous about 'Kaalakaandi'

Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) Director Akshat Verma is nervous but not scared about the release of his movie Kaalakaandi. There's bound to be anxiety. The last month has been a time of no major releases. So, our film 'Kaalakaandi' comes with a lot of expectations. These expectations don't scare me. But they make me anxious, Verma said. Kaalakaandi is about a man (Saif Ali Khan) who discov...

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