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Jagran Film Festival expands footprint in ninth edition

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Travelling film fest, Jagran Film Festival (JFF), will take place across 18 cities -- including Agra and Gorakhpur -- in its ninth edition. Scheduled to open in New Delhi from July 1, this year the festival has competitive sections with prize money for Indian feature films, foreign feature films and foreign short films. The festival will tour Kanpur, Luckn...

2 days ago
South Africa calling for Sunny Leone

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone is heading to South Africa to shoot Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone. She says this year has been one of the best years of her life. It has been a very hectic year for me and that is exactly what I had been looking for . This is one of the best year of my life. I am currently heading to South Africa for the shoot of m1y biopic, a...

3 days ago
New device to prevent drunk driving

Dehradun, April 20 (IANS) If you are drunk and trying to drive, your vehicle will not start. Uttarakhand researchers have developed a new technology from waste that will prevent vehicles from operating if the driver is drunk. The Uttarakhand Residential University in Almora and Haldwani-based RI Instruments and Innovation India have jointly produced a device that will make driving diffic...

14 days ago
Minor quake hits Uttarakhand, no damage

Dehradun, April 9 (IANS) A mild earthquake hit Bagheshwar district and nearby areas in Uttarakhand around noon on Monday, officials said. The intensity of the quake was recorded at 2.8 on the Richter scale. No damage to property or loss of life has been reported, an official said. The epicentre of the temblor was 10 km below the surface in Kapkot, the official said. The a...

15 days ago
KJo emotional as new 'students' get set for 'SOTY 2'

Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) As the shoot of Student Of The Year 2 gets set to begin on Monday, producer Karan Johar says the original 2012 film will always be special to him. Walked into the old Dharma Productions office in Bandra! Got all nostalgic about the times in this solid space and this is what I saw! The three sparkling students! While the new ones are going on set tomorrow! SOTY will...

20 days ago
Verdict in Mumbai journalist J. Dey murder case on May 2

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Nearly seven years after journalist Jyotirmoy Dey was gunned down in full public view, a special court her will pronounce the verdict in the case, in which among the accused is mafia don Rajendra S. Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan - on May 2, the prosecution said on Tuesday. The verdict date has been fixed for May 2 by the court, Special Public Prosecutor Pradip Gharat...

20 days ago
Make summer fun with home made mocktail recipes

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Cool down your summer with some healthy mocktail recipes like Cucumber Mint Lemonade, Mango Basil Cooler and Spiced Cider Punch that can easily be made at home. Sujeet Singh, Executive Chef at Radisson Noida (Sector 55), lists ways to make some delectable cocktail recipes. * Cucumber Mint Lemonade *Ingredients: Cucumber:1; Lemon Juice: 1 Cup; Su...

21 days ago
IAF chopper crash-lands in Kedarnath

Dehradun, April 3 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crash-landed in Kedarnath on Tuesday, police said. The accident took place when the MI-17 chopper was trying to land far from the Kedarnath shrine. There were eight people -- six passengers, pilot and co-pilot -- onboard but all are safe with minor injuries, an official told IANS. The hilly area is quite risk...

29 days ago
Cricketer Shami injured in road accident

Dehradun, March 25 (IANS) Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami was injured in a road accident on Sunday when he was on his way to New Delhi from Dehradun, police said. Shami, who recently found himself in the centre of a controversy following accusations of domestic violence, match fixing and extra-marital affairs by his wife Hasain Jahan, suffered head injury and was being treated at a loc...

29 days ago
Assamese boy Bishal Sharma wins 'Super Dancer Chapter 2'

Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Bishal Sharma, a 12-year-old from Jorhat, Assam, has emerged the winner of reality show Super Dancer Chapter 2. The youngster is thrilled. I am really happy and thrilled to win the title of 'Dance Ka Kal' on 'Super Dancer Chapter 2'. It is truly a dream come true for me and I am grateful to the judges, my choreographer and Sony Entertainment Television for believi...

1 month ago
Gangotri, Yamunotri shrines to reopen on April 18

Dehradun, March 23 (IANS) The gates of the sacred Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines in Uttarakhand will open for devotees on April 18, 'Akshaya Tritiya' - a day considered holy by Hindus, an official said on Friday. According to the stars, as read by astrologers and priests, the Yamunotri shrine will be opened amid chanting of vedic hymns at 12.15 p.m. while the gates of the Gangotri shrine...

1 month ago
Indian chess Olympiad team starts training for medal playing TT

Chennai, March 21 (IANS) India's top chess players have started gearing up for a podium finish in the Olympiad -- to be held at Batumi in Georgia this September -- by, well, starting their day playing table tennis. Playing table tennis is part of the physical exercise for the Indian Olympiad team members at the coaching camp currently being held in a five-star hotel in Delhi. Che...

1 month ago
Leopard mortality on rise, 21 more die in March

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) At least 21 more leopards lost their lives in the first half of March, taking the toll to 127 this year, according to the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI). The WPSI said the leopard deaths between March 1 and 15 reported from different parts of the country included a total 12 cases of seizure and poaching. Nine other cases were classified as mortalit...

1 month ago
PNB fraud fallout: Survey shows drop in diamond demand

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud involving diamantaire Nirav Modi seems to have shaken the confidence of diamond jewellery buyers, especially from the unorganised jewellers, over concerns on the purity of the precious jewellery, resulting in a drop in business, according to a survey released here on Friday. The survey conducted by industry chamber Assocham ...

1 month ago
Pune tops in improved quality governance: Survey

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Pune has emerged as the top city to show improvement in quality of governance, according to a survey released on Wednesday. The other cities that came in the top five include Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhubaneswar and Surat while Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Patna and Chennai constituted the bottom five cities, said the survey conducted by Janaagraha Cent...

1 month ago
TN forest fire: State official, FSI spar over alert timing

Chennai, March 13 (IANS) The Forest Survey of India's (FSI) SMS warning about hot spots/fire alert in Kurangani Hills in Tamil Nadu's Theni district was received just before midnight on Sunday, a senior state Forest Department official said on Tuesday. However the FSI said they had sent the intimation on Sunday afternoon. On Sunday, a group of 36 trekkers were caught up in a massive fore...

1 month ago
Adityanath's father taken ill

Dehradun, March 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's father, Anand Singh Bisht, was admitted in a hospital on Monday after he complained of breathlessness, hospital sources said. Admitted to the Himalayan Hospital at Jollygrant, Bisht is undergoing various tests, an official said. A retired forester, Bisht lives in Panchur with his family. --IANS md/mr...

1 month ago
CISF plans aircraft-centric security model at small airports

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The CISF plans to deploy an aircraft-centric model of security at small airports across the country, CISF Additional Director General M.A. Ganpathy said on Friday. Ganpathy, who is incharge of airport security, said the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) would take charge of security of small airports for a short period as per the new model. The C...

1 month ago
'Bureaucrats can usher in real change in society'

Dehradun, March 9 (IANS) Mathematician and Super 30 founder Anand Kumar on Friday said bureaucrats can usher in real change in society as they have the opportunity to work at grassroot level and implement government's plans and programmes. Addressing a batch of IAS trainees at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration in Mussoorie, he asked bureaucrats to translate their vision i...

1 month ago
Sridevi's ashes also immersed in Ganga river at Haridwar

Dehradun, March 8 (IANS) A part of the ashes of Bollywood actress Sridevi were immersed in the holy Ganges in Haridwar in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday by her husband and film producer Boney Kapoor. He was accompanied by family friend and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, younger brother Anil Kapoor and other family members. Boney Kapoor broke down at one point as family priests Shiv Ku...

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