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DCW busts illegal drugs, liquor sale in Bhatti Mines

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Sunday busted a racket of illegal liquor and drugs sale in Bhatti Mines area here According to the Commission, the illegal trade has been ongoing in the same region for some years now creating trouble for women and girls. Throughout day and night, drunk men create nuisance on the streets and many times beat up the...

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Kolkata medical students urged to withdraw strike

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Even as the indefinite hunger strike by students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here entered the 13th day on Sunday, authorities appealed to them to withdraw their agitation for proper hostel accommodation. I assure the students that appropriate steps are being taken to improve and renovate the hostel rooms, Debashis Bhattacharya, Director of Medical Edu...

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I give back less than I receive: Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is in Bulgaria to shoot Brahmastra, spared a thought about the care and concern he gets wherever he goes. But he finds it disturbing that he feels he gives back less than he gets. In a blog post from Bulgaria, where he is enjoying the sun, Amitabh wrote: Filmmaking from my times has undergone substantial change... Hundreds of unit and...

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Taxmen threaten not to participate in search operations from August 1

Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Taxmen have threatened not to participate in search, seizure and survey operations from August 1 in protest against the apathetic attitude of the Central Board Direct Taxes (CBDT) towards their demands including the filling of vacant posts, promotion of employees and others. The employees and officers of the Income Tax Department under the banner of Joint Council ...

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HC quashes JNU fine order against Kanhaiya

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside the Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) July 4 order slapping a fine of Rs 10,000 on former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, holding that the penal action suffered from procedural impropriety, illegality and irrationality. The former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union leader was held guilty of violating the discipl...

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Natasha Suri learns pole dance for movie

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Former Miss India and actress Natasha Suri is learning pole dance to prepare for her role in the upcoming Bollywood movie Aadat, produced by singer Mika Singh. Pole dance is one of the most sensuous forms of dance. It brings out your innate sexiness along with making you fitter and stronger. I am enjoying exploring this new skill and loving how it enhances one's se...

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Sachin-Jigar rope in Vishwa Mohan Bhatt for 'Gold'

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Composers Sachin-Jigar have incorporated classical legends for the score of Akshay Kumar-starrer Gold. They have collaborated with legendary tabla player Zakir Hussain's younger brother Taufiq Qureshi for the song Chad gayi hai and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt for Jaaga Hindustan. For 'Jaaga Hindustan' we wanted a more fusion Indo-Western appeal so there was no better fit th...

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Esha Deol unveils Bengali bride look from 'Cakewalk'

Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Actress Esha Deol Takhtani on Thursday unveiled her Bengali bride look from Ram Kamal Mukherjee's short film Cakewalk here. The actress is marking her comeback with the 22-minute film in which she plays the role of a chef. It took almost three hours for me to get the look right. Thanks to my director Ram Kamal who was very particular about every details, E...

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No coercive steps against Umar Khalid till Friday, HC tells JNU

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday restrained the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) from taking any coercive steps against the student-activist Umar Khalid till Friday. JNU shall not take any coercive action against the petitioner (Khalid), Justice Siddharth Mridul said and listed the matter for Friday for further hearing. Khalid was rusticated and fined b...

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Pottery, an underpaying profession, makes surviving a struggle in Delhi

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Thirty-two-year-old Geeta sits patiently, painting pots created by her husband in the small open porch in her house at Kumhar Gram or Potters' Village that interestingly has managed to find space in West Delhi's Uttam Nagar. Geeta says she desperately awaits for the Diwali season (October-November) every year, when it is boom time for the potters, who labour fro...

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All about emotions at India's 1st transgender poets' meet

Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Poignant pieces of verse kept the audience in a thrall as Kolkata organised the country's first 'Transgender Poets' Meet' here. Eight transgender poets and writers from West Bengal participated in Tuesday's event, organised by Sahitya Akademi, the country's national academy of letters under the Union Culture Ministry. Ekti Patar Mrityu (Death of a leaf) by...

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No coercive steps against Kanhaiya till Friday, HC tells JNU

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) not to take any coercive steps against the former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar till Friday. The former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union leader was fined by a university panel in connection with a 2016 incident when anti-India slogans were allegedly raised at an event.

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No coercive steps against Kanhaiya till Friday, HC tells JNU

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) not to take any coercive step against the former students union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar till Friday (July 20). The former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president was fined by a panel of the university in connection with a 2016 incident in which anti-India slogans ...

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Delhi HC to hear Kanhaiya's plea against fine on Wednesday

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court will hear on Wednesday former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar's plea challenging a fine imposed on him by a high-level JNU panel in connection with a 2016 incident in which anti-national slogans were raised on the campus. The plea will be heard by Justice Siddharth Mridul. Kumar's plea, filed through advocate Tarannum Cheema and Harsh...

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Army, police discuss ways to stop recruitment into militant ranks

Srinagar, July 17 (IANS) Senior Army and police officers on Tuesday met in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district to work out strategies to check the recruitment of local youths into militant ranks. Lt General A.K. Bhatt, Commander of the Army's Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps, told reporters: We met to discuss ways and means to tackle fresh recruitment into militants ranks in Kashmir. <...

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Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri dead; film, TV celebs bid adieu

M0umbai, July 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, whose film and television career spanned five decades, died here on Tuesday. The industry bid her a tearful adieu and remembered her as a warm and jovial person, who was one of the finest talents to emerge out of FTII. Rita, 62, died at the Sujay Hospital in Vile Parle. She was fighting a weak kidney and was on dialysis twice a week.<...

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Nagarjuna has extremely special role in 'Brahmastra': KJO

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says he is honoured and excited to have southern superstar Nagarjuna play a special role in his upcoming production venture Brahmastra. Karan on Monday took to Twitter and wrote: We are honoured and exceptionally excited to have the one and only Nagarjuna doing an extremely 'special' role in our film 'Brahmastra'! Directed by Ayan Mukerji, (st...

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Sahil Phull to play national security agent

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Actor Sahil Phull, known for TV shows like Kundali Bhagya and Uttaran, will play a national security agent in the digital project The Birthday Gift. It's a web series by Bengali filmmaker Arindam Chakraborty and produced by Biocine entertainment, Sahil, who earlier appeared in Vikram Bhatt's web series Twisted 2, said in a statement. I am happy to play the...

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Emerging Hindustani classical music artistes put on mesmerising recital

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) With soulful vocal and santoor recitals, Hindustani classicalists Mahalaxmi Shenoy and Raj Kumar Majumdar created a vibrant yet mesmerising ambience at the 10th Quarterly Baithak of Chandigarh-based educational institution Pracheen Kala Kendra here. At the recital at the India Habitat Centre here on Saturday, Shenoy, who has also trained under Grammy-winning ins...

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Israeli balloons to keep watch on 141st Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, July 13 (IANS) The traditional 141st Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath will be taken out in Ahmedabad in all festive colour and religious fervor on Saturday amid massive security cover with the first time use of Israeli helium balloons fitted with high resolution cameras. A posse of more than 20,000 police personnel has been deployed along the 18 km route of the yatra through Ahmed...

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