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Google salutes Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Google on Saturday celebrated the 116th birth anniversary of renowned Indian filmmaker, actor and writer Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, famed as 'V. Shantaram', alias Annasaeb. A colourful doodle depicts Shantaram's pensive profile, with an iconic old movie camera of the early filmmaking era, stills from a Marathi film, and his two later blockbusters, Do Aankhen Bara H...

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10-year-old gangraped for months in MP

Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) A 10-year-old girl was gangraped here many times in the last few months by three men, who took the help of a woman to lure her each time. The four have been arrested, police said on Friday. Jahangirabad Superintendent of Police Bhartendu Sharma told IANS that the girl lives in Jahangirabad area. While on her way to school, she would be offered toffees by a woman, wh...

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'Padmavati': Karni Sena wants Bharat Bandh, Bhansali gets police protection

Jaipur/Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) The Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday called for a 'Bharat Bandh' (shutdown) on December 1 if Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie Padmavati releases on that date, while the Maharashtra government provided a precautionary security cover for the filmmaker in view of the increasing controversies and growing threats. We will hold rallies across the country, including...

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Padmavati row: Karni Sena calls for Bharat Bandh on December 1

Jaipur, Nov 15 (IANS) Dubbing Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone's statement regarding the movie 'Padmavati' provocative, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday called for a 'Bharat Bandh' (shutdown) on December 1 if Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie was released on that date. We will hold rallies across the country, including Gurugram, Patna, Lucknow and Bhopal before the release date, Loken...

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Distressed over debts, two farmers end lives in MP

Bhopal, Nov 14 (IANS) Distressed over debt, two farmers ended their lives in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, police said. The suicides were reported from Damoh and Guna districts of Madhya Pradesh. Rama Patel, 55, of Kankar village falling under Patharia police station in Damoh district had taken a loan from several moneylenders, according to police. The farmer began selling m...

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Congress wins MP bypoll, party hails victory, Chouhan promises more development

Bhopal, Nov 12 (IANS) Congress candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi was on Sunday declared elected to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly from Chitrakoot constituency, defeating his BJP rival by 14,133 votes. The Congress hailed the victory as an indication of change, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav termed it a sign of increasing distrust and resistance of people in the BJP, while Madhya Prade...

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Congress wins MP by-election, party hails victory

Bhopal, Nov 12 (IANS) Congress candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi was on Sunday declared elected to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly from Chitrakoot constituency, defeating his BJP rival by 14,133 votes. Chaturvedi led right from the start of vote count at 8 a.m. and kept increasing his winning lead, officials said. After 19 rounds of counting, he worsted the Bharatiya Janata Party's Shankar Dayal...

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Congress wins MP by-election

Bhopal, Nov 12 (IANS) Congress candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi was on Sunday declared elected to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly from Chitrakoot constituency, defeating the BJP by 14,133 votes. Chaturvedi led right from the start of vote count at 8 a.m. and kept increasing his winning lead, officials said. After 19 rounds of counting, he worsted the Bharatiya Janata Party's Shankar Dayal Tripa...

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Congress leads in MP by-election

Bhopal, Nov 12 (IANS) Congress candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi on Sunday afternoon led by 17,959 votes over his BJP rival as officials counted the votes polled in the by-election to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly from Chitrakoot seat. Election Commission officials said 10 rounds of the vote count were over and nine more rounds remained. The by-election was called after the death of Co...

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Stamping of hand baggage tags ends at four more airports

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The CISF on Friday exempted passengers flying out of Pune, Nagpur, Trichy and Goa airports from getting their hand baggage stamped, a rule introduced decades ago as a security measure. This takes the total number of such airports to 23. Doing away with stamping of baggage tags has been extended to four more airports, a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sta...

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President to attend Kabir Pragatotsava in Bhopal

Bhopal, Nov 10 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind is paying a two-day visit to Madhya Pradesh from Friday, during which he will attend an event on 15th century mystic poet-saint Kabir. President Kovind, who is set to arrive in the afternoon, will reach the Lal Parade ground to address the Kabir Pragatotsava as chief guest. Later, Kovind will pay tributes at the statue of Rani Jhalk...

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President Kovind to visit Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Madhya Pradesh on November 10 and 11, which will be his first visit to the state after assuming office, an official said on Thursday. He will address the Kabir Pragatotsava and pay tributes at the statue of Rani Jhalkaribai in Bhopal on Friday, said a statement. He is also scheduled to address the 2nd convocation of th...

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MP bypoll: 50% polling in Chitrakoot in 7 hours

Bhopal, Nov 9 (IANS) Nearly 50 per cent polling was recorded in seven hours for the Chitrakoot assembly bypoll in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, officials said. The voting, which began at 8 a.m. on a slow note at 257 polling stations, will continue till 5 p.m. The counting will be taken up on November 12. Though there are 12 candidates in fray, the main contest is between ruling Bha...

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Rajkummar, Richa to tell their stories via masterclasses

Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Celebrities like actors Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadha, Boman Irani and Rana Daggubati, and chef Ranveer Brar will through live masterclasses narrate stories about how they chased their dream to become what they are today. They are on board for the second season of Signature Start Up Masterclass, a platform that will travel across 14 cities to tell the journey of the ce...

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Karan Johar, Rishi Kapoor to attend literature fest in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, actor Rishi Kapoor and writer-lyricists Javed Akhtar and Prasoon Joshi, apart from noted names from Hindi literature, will be a part of the Sahitya Aaj Tak -- a three-day Hindi Literature Festival starting here from Friday. To be held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, it's the second edition of the festival, where names from...

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UP to promote regional air connectivity, Agra-Jaipur flights from Dec 15

Lucknow, Nov 8 (IANS) Direct flights between Agra and Jaipur are proposed to start on December 15 this year, an Uttar Pradesh government official said on Wednesday. The information was given to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a review meeting of the new Civil Aviation promotion Policy-2017, which was rolled out in September this year. Reviewing the progress made so far unde...

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Woman with cartridges in handbag arrested at Bhopal airport

Bhopal, Nov 7 (IANS) Security personnel at the Raja Bhoj Airport here on Tuesday recovered four cartridges from the handbag of a woman, who was travelling to Mumbai by an Air India flight, police said. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel later handed over the woman local Gandhi Nagar Police Station. The woman was travelling by a morning flight of Air India to M...

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Surat, Mysuru, Kochi receive awards for best urban transport practices

Hyderabad, Nov 6 (IANS) The Union Urban Ministry has chosen Surat Municipal Corporation for the 'Best City Bus Services Award for its success in attracting 87 per cent of the private vehicle and auto rickshaw users to use city buses. According to a release, Surat implemented single ticketing system, integration of city buses with feeder systems and Intelligent Transit Management. ...

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Farmers can be paid Rs 2 lakh in cash: CBDT

Bhopal, Nov 6 (IANS) Traders can pay farmers up to Rs 2 lakh in cash against the purchase of their wheat produce notwithstanding income tax rules, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has said. The move comes due to disaffection among farmers as they were not being paid even Rs 50,000 in cash for agricultural produce bought under the Minimum Support Price scheme despite instructions to this...

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Bhopal gang-rape: IG, SP shifted out

Bhopal, Nov 5 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government on Sunday ordered the transfer of Inspector General of Police, Bhopal, Yogesh Chaudhry and Superintendent of Police, Railways, Anita Malviya in wake of the gang-rape of a young woman here on Tuesday and the delay in filing her complaint. Chaudhry will be replaced by Jaideep Prasad and Malviya by Ruchi Vardhan Mishra, said the order issue...

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