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'Anaarkali Of Aarah': Swara is spectacular, 'Anaarkari Of Aarah' is simply stunning

Film: Anaarkali Of Aarah; Director: Avinash Das; Starring: Swara Bhaskar, Sanjai Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi, Ishteyak Khan; Rating: ****1/2 Nothing in this unexpected storm-trooper of a film has prepared you for its high-velocity energy and fervent statement on female sexuality. Without exaggeration Anaarkali Of Aarah (AOA) is the surprise of the season. It is stunning in thought, s...

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Rs 5,021-crore central assistance to disaster-affected states

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A high-level committee chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved a total of nearly Rs 5,021-crore assistance to 10 states affected by natural disasters. Andhra Pradesh will get Rs 584.21 crore, Assam Rs 269.40 crore, Bihar Rs 822.96 crore, Himachal Pradesh Rs 152.28 crore, Karnataka Rs 171.69 crore, Manipur Rs 19.11 crore, Rajasthan Rs 3...

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BJP-RSS targeting Bengal due to disappointment: Mamata

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the RSS is targeting her state due to disappointment stemming from a string of poll defeats. Why are you worried? There is no need to be excited. This is a result of disappointment. They have lost elections consecutively... in Bihar... in Bengal... and suddenly they emerge victorious in Uttar Pradesh. Th...

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BJP demands closure of illegal slaughter houses in Bihar

Patna, March 23 (IANS) The opposition BJP on Thursday demanded that illegal slaughter houses flourishing in Bihar should be closed in line with the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh. Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar raised this issue in the state assembly to demand immediate closure of illegal slaughter houses in Bihar and asked for the cancellation of licences of all slaughter houses i...

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EVMs don't change fortunes, voters do: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Dismissing allegations of misuse of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), levelled by some opposition leaders after the elections in five states, Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said EVMs don't make or break fortunes, but voters do. EVMs don't make or break fortune. Voters do, Prasad said, while replying to a debate in the Rajya Sabh...

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India to conduct survey for new rail line with Bangladesh

Agartala, March 23 (IANS) New Delhi will carry out a survey to lay one more new railway line between India and Bangladesh to access the Chittagong international sea port and ease connectivity with the landlocked northeast region, a minister said here on Thursday. Indian railway would soon conduct a survey to obtain basic details to lay a 125-km new railway line from southern Tripura's bo...

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'EVMs don't make or break fortunes; voters do'

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Dismissing doubts over the misuse of electronic voting machines (EVMs), Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said EVMs don't make or break fortunes, but voters do. EVMs don't make or break fortune; voters do, Prasad said while replying to a debate in the Rajya Sabha over electoral reforms that began on Wednesday. When we (BJP) ...

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VHP demands closure of illegal abattoirs in Jharkhand

Ranchi, March 23 (IANS) The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday demanded that illegal slaughter houses flourishing in Jharkhand should be closed and sealed in line with neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. We also demand that beef should be banned in line with Maharashtra, said Pramod Mishra, Bihar and Jharkhand VHP head to IANS. Both Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand are BJP-ruled states. ...

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Why empowering women is key to sustainable development in Hindu Kush Himalayas

Patna, March 23 (IANS) Although from three different countries, Mahima Shrestha, Sadia Farhat and Rukmini Devi have something in common -- they are fighting for their own empowerment in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) countries of Nepal, Bangladesh and India. They are among millions of women in the HKH region whose empowerment will help achieve sustainable development, experts say. Shresth...

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Man held for stealing lingerie from Bengaluru women's hostel

Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) A mentally disturbed person was arrested for allegedly stealing lingerie from the Maharani Women's College hostel in the city and wearing them, said police on Wednesday. Abu Tallem, 33, was arrested for entering the Maharani Women's College hostel in nude, stealing inmates' lingerie and wearing them, Bengaluru Central Deputy Commissioner of Police Chandra Gupta...

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Uttarakhand CM Rawat meets Modi, union ministers

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues related to state's development. The Prime Minister has asked me to adopt zero-tolerance policy on the issue of corruption, Rawat told reporters after meeting the Prime Minister in Parliament House. Rawat said that he was in Delhi to discus...

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Adiyanath bans pan, gutka in UP offices, allocates portfolios

Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday banned chewing of 'paan' (beetal leaves), and consumption of tobacco and its products in all state government offices, hospitals and educational institutions and directed for ban on use of polythene. The Chief Minister also allocated portfolios to his ministerial colleagues, keeping several key departments...

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Adityanath allocate portfolios; retains home, revenue

Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday allotted portfolios to his ministers, rettaining over three dozen departments, including home and revenue. Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prashad Maurya has been given portlolios of public works, food processing, entertainment tax and public enterprises department. Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma...

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Congress ex-leader S.M. Krishna joins BJP

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Former Congress leader S.M. Krishna on Wednesday joined the BJP, calling it very important stop in my onward journey. The former Karnataka Chief Minister heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying a great India is emerging under his leadership. Krishna formally became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of party President A...

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SC summons Chief Secretaries of 10 drought-affected states

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Chief Secretaries of 10 States to be present before it for their failure to comply with its order to provide relief to the drought-affected areas of their states. While asking the Chief Secretaries to be personally present before it, the bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice N.V. Ramana directed them to file an aff...

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Bihar launches free WiFi for students

Patna, March 22 (IANS) The Bihar government on Wednesday launched an ambitious programme to provide free WiFi facilities in colleges and universities. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar formally launched free WiFi facilities for students on the occasion of Bihar Divas celebrations here. He said free Wi-Fi facility in college and university campuses was part of the seven decisions of th...

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Congress leader S.M. Krishna joins BJP

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday joined the BJP and heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Krishna formally became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of party president Amit Shah. He left the Congress earlier saying he was feeling neglected. I am feeling grateful on joining the BJP...

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Prohibition main theme of Bihar Diwas

Patna, March 22 (IANS) The three-day Bihar Diwas inaugurated by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday has prohibition as its main theme this year. The inauguration ceremony was attended by hundreds of people at the historic Gandhi Maidan here. The Bihar Diwas is celebrated to commemorate the state's separation from Bengal on March 22, 1912. This year's main theme of c...

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Tejaswi taunts Modi for 'hollow' Bihar Diwas greetings

Patna, March 22 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for greeting people on Bihar Diwas without either according special category status or providing any special package to the state. It is a good thing that Modi has extended his greetings to the people of Bihar, but he failed to grant special category status or special packag...

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Modi greets people on Bihar Day

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his greeting to people on the occasion of Bihar Day. On the occasion of Bihar day, I offer my heartiest greetings to the people of Bihar, the Prime Minister said in a tweet. Bihar Diwas or Bihar Day is celebrated every year on March 22, marking the formation of the state of Bihar. The state was carved o...

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