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Yo Yo Honey Singh's songs not launching in September

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Known for his rap numbers like Blue Eyes and Party all night, Yo Yo Honey Singh said it was just a rumour that his new songs were launching in September. Honey Singh, who was last seen on the silver screen in Zorawar, for which he sang the number Raat Jashan di, made the revelation on a Facebook post. Yo! Everyone. It's true I made lots of new songs recently...

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Panneerselvam may head merged AIADMK, Upper House may be revived

Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam will head a merged AIADMK while Chief Minister K. Palaniswami will continue to head the government, said a leader from the Panneerselvam faction. The leader also said the government can look into the possibility of reviving the Legislative Council or Upper House of the assembly to accommodate members in the party wi...

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Narang focussed on improving Olympic medals tally

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Olympic medallist Gagan Narang has asserted that he is focussed on developing talent from the grassroot level through his foundation to help India win as many medals as possible in shooting at the 2024 Olympics. My vision is to get the maximum number of Olympic medals in 2024 and beyond. Earlier we used to focus on the elite shooters. Now we are focusing on the g...

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AI cabin crew member held for smuggling marijuana

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) An Air India (AI) cabin crew member has been arrested in connection with smuggling marijuana on an AI flight, officials said on Saturday. According to officials, the AI cabin crew allegedly smuggled in two kg of marijuana hidden inside a meal service cart of AI 440 flight, at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here on July 19, 2017. The recove...

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Narang focused on grassroots in search of Olympic shooting medals

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former star shooter Gagan Narang on Saturday asserted that he is focussed on developing talent from the grassroot level through his foundation to help India maximise the shooting medal tally at the 2020 Olympics. My vision is to get the maximum number of Olympic medals in 2020 and beyond. Earlier we used to focus on the elite shooters. Now we are focusing on the ...

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Both AIADMK factions strike merger note, say will happen in 2 days

Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Notwithstanding differences, both the factions of the AIADMK on Saturday expressed confidence over their merger in two days, but a leader of the group led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam maintained that expulsion of V.K. Sasikala from the party was a basic requirement before they can come together. The much-talked about merger, which appeared a done deal ...

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AIADMK veteran says Sasikala expulsion necessary

Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) AIADMK leader K.P. Munuswamy on Saturday rejected reports that he was a stumbling block in the merger of the two party factions but said the expulsion of V.K. Sasikala was necessary in the interest of the party and the state. Munuswamy, a former Minister and a party veteran belonging to the OPS faction, said the expulsion of Sasikala, a close aide of late Chief Min...

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AIADMK merger talks progressing fine: Panneerselvam

Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O. Panneerselvam on Saturday said talks for the merger of his AIADMK faction with that led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami are progressing fine. Speaking to reporters, Panneerselvam said in a couple of days a good decision will be taken and there are no internal differences. On Friday, the much-expected merger of the two...

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'Good decision' on AIADMK merger in one-two days: OPS

Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Talks on the merger of the AIADMK factions are going on smoothly and a good decison will be out in a day or two, the leader of one of the factions, O. Panneerselvam, said on Saturday. There are no differences in the AIADMK and the talks for the merger as desired by the people of Tamil Nadu and cadre of AIADMK are proceeding smoothly. As early as possible and in a d...

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Song from 'Thaana Serntha Kootam' to be shot in Croatia

Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) The makers of Suriya starrer upcoming Tamil film Thaana Serntha Kootam will be heading to Croatia later this month to shoot a song, a source said. Except for the song and patchwork, most of the shoot has been completed. After contemplating a few locations, the team decided to shoot the song in Croatia, and will be leaving next week, a source from the film's unit to...

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Didn't mind shaving head for 'Kodi Veeran': Poorna

Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Poorna says she didn't have any qualms about shaving her head for the sake of her character in upcoming Tamil film Kodi Veeran. She is confident the role will earn her recognition. I'm getting to do something different and I'm sure the role will be very well received. It will get good recognition, and that's exactly why I didn't mind shaving my head...

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Not taking a break after marriage: Priyamani

Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Southern film actress Priyamani, who is set to enter wedlock with Mustufa Raj on August 23, says she has no plans of taking a break from work and will return to face the arc lights two days after her marriage. Priya and Mustufa will have a registered marriage in Bengaluru followed by a reception. We opted for registered marriage because we are from differen...

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Would love to direct 'VIP 3', says Soundarya Rajinikanth

Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Basking in the success of Dhanush starrer VIP 2, director Soundarya Rajinikanth says she would love to direct the planned third part in the VIP franchise. At the success meet of VIP 2 earlier this week here, Dhanush confirmed VIP 3 is on the cards. However, he said they haven't locked a director or script yet. Soundarya says she would love to be ass...

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Panneerselvam faction wants Jaya death probe by sitting judge, aided by CBI

Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) A majority of the district level office-bearers of the AIADMK faction led by O.Panneerselvam do not want to be part of a government seen as corrupt, while its leaders want the probe into the death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa to be headed by a serving judge and assisted by the CBI, a senior faction leader said on Friday. Today (Friday) we met the office ...

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Panneerselvam faction wants Jaya death probe by sitting judge, assisted by CBI

Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) A majority of the district level office-bearers of the AIADMK faction led by O.Panneerselvam do not want to be part of a government seen as corrupt, while its leaders want the probe into the death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa to be headed by a serving judge and assisted by the CBI, a senior faction leader said on Friday. Today (Friday) we met the office ...

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AIADMK merger fails to come through

Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The much expected merger of the two major factions in the AIADMK - one led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and the other by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam -- did not fructify on Friday. A senior leader belonging to the Panneerselvam faction brusquely told the media assembled at the latter's house that there would be no press interaction and if t...

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SC directs Karti Chidambaram to appear before CBI on Aug 23

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, to appear before the CBI here on August 23 in a matter relating to alleged irregularities in Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media in 2007. A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said Karti Chidambar...

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Telecom operators can be fined Rs 5 lakh over call drop

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian telecom watchdog on Friday announced stricter rules over call drops and said telecom operators who don't meet the norms can be fined at least Rs 5 lakh. Graded financial disincentives in case service providers fail to meet the DCR (drop call rates) benchmarks have been introduced, in which amount payable may depend upon the extent of deviation from the...

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Miraculous escape for train passengers after engine breaks free

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) Passengers on the Trivandrum-Chennai Express on Friday evening had a miraculous escape after the train engine to the first coach got uncoupled near here, officials said. According to Southern Railways, the accident happened between Kochuveli and Kazhakootam, when the engine broke free of the following generator van. Since the train was moving at...

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10 lakh bankers to strike work on August 22

Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Around 10 lakh bankers will go on strike on August 22 as the talks between the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on one side and Indian Banks' Association, Chief Labour Commissioner and Department of Financial Services (DFS) failed on Friday, said a union leader. The Forum is an umbrella body of nine unions in the Indian banking sector. The UFBU has given ...

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