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36 injured in traditional 'Hingot Yuddha' in MP

Indore, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 36 people were injured on Friday while participating in the traditional Hingot Yuddha (Hingot war), observed a day after Diwali, officials said. Of the injured, the condition of three is stated to be serious. Hingot war is an age-old tradition of residents of Gautampura area, about 59 km from Indore city. It is observed on Dhok Padwa day - a day aft...

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Jackky in Hindi remake of Telugu film

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actor Jackky Bhagnani will be seen in a Hindi remake of Telugu film Pelli Choopulu, and it will be set in Gujarat. The yet untitled romantic comedy drama will be directed by Nitin Kakkar and produced by Phantom Films. I've made some changes in the original script so that the Hindi film audience can connect with it, Kakkar said in a statement. Jackky ...

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Don't know if I'll become full-time actress in future: Zaira Wasim

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) All of 16, the star of Secret Superstar Zaira Wasim says she isn't sure if she wants to become a full-time actress when she grows up. After her Dangal act, Zaira has won praises galore for her role in her latest movie Secret Superstar, in which she is seen as an aspiring singer. Zaira, who comes from Kashmir, says she did not grow up watching Hindi films muc...

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I don't take my stardom seriously: Dulquer Salmaan

Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Malayalam film star Dulquer Salmaan says he does not take his stardom and success seriously. He concentrates on delivering his best on the movie front. Honestly, I do not take my stardom seriously, only work. I know my fans love me because of my work. Yes, if they are my fans, they will come to watch me in theatres even if the film is not so good... But if I...

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Vidhu Vinod wants Kashmiris to watch 'Secret Superstar'

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who grew up in Srinagar, says young actress Zaira Wasim who is from Kashmir, has done a fabulous job in Secret Superstar. He feels the audience there must watch the film to see the kind of talent the Valley has. Present at a special screening of Secret Superstar here on Tuesday, Chopra praised the film and Zaira's performance. I...

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Media obsessed with link-up rumours: Jacqueline Fernandez

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who was romantically linked to her A Gentleman... co-star Sidharth Malhotra, is unfazed by link-up rumours and says media is obsessed with it. When A Gentleman: Sundar, Susheel, Risky released in August, more than the film, people were interested in what was cooking between the two actors. They even shot the longest kiss in Bollywood...

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Great time to explore, grow: Shweta Tripathi

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi, known for Masaan and Haraamkhor, is stepping into film production. She says it's a great time to explore, expand and grow. Asked about the reason why she has got into production, Shweta told IANS: It's never too early to start doing something that excites you. I feel now is a great time to explore, expand and grow. The actress, 32...

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British tourist falls to death in MP while clicking selfie

Bhopal, Oct 14 (IANS) A British tourist has died after he fell from the roof of Laxminarayan Temple in Orchha in Madhya Pradesh, while clicking selfies, officials said. The tourist -- Roger S. Bury, fell from a height of about 20 feet on Friday and sustained serious injuries. He succumbed to the injuries in the hospital. Police officer Kuldeep Sagar told IANS Bury came to visit...

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Rs 80 lakh seized from Hawala operators in Bhopal

Bhopal, Oct 13 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Police on Friday said it seized Rs 80 lakh, including in demonetised notes, from two Hawala perators here as it was being taken to Mumbai. Acting on a tip-off, police caught the two with a bag full of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, Inspector Sudesh Tiwari told IANS. He said Dayanand and Harish revealed that the money belonged to some businessperso...

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MP police officer, who forced farmers to undress, transferred

Bhopal/Tikamgarh, Oct 13 (IANS) An inquiry report has confirmed that farmers were forced to shed their clothes to semi-nude condition in the lockup of Dehat Police Station in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, an official said. Based on the preliminary report, state's Home Minister Bhupendra Singh has ordered the transfer of the Dehat Police Station incharge out of the district, sendi...

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Diesel, petrol become cheaper in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Oct 13 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government on Friday announced cuts in state-imposed taxes on diesel and petrol, which will lead to a reduction in the prices of the two petroleum products by Rs 4 and Rs 1.62, respectively. The move is expected to cause a revenue loss of an estimated Rs 2,000 crore per annum to the state exchequer, official sources said. The decision came...

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Kerala killings, Rohingyas likely to be discussed in RSS meet

Bhopal, Oct 13 (IANS) A meeting of RSS Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini Mandal Baithak will likely discuss on Friday the killings of RSS-BJP workers in Kerala and the Rohingya crisis, informed sources said. RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) workers from across the country, mainly from Kerala and West Bengal, are participating in the three-day meeting which was inaugurated on Thursday by RSS c...

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For meaningful cinema, we need freedom to express: Sharmila Tagore

Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore has said the filmmakers need the freedom to express their thoughts and an open environment to come up with meaningful cinema. Sharmila said this on Thursday night while interacting with the audience after being felicitated with Excellence in Cinema award in the opening ceremony of the 19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star in Mu...

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Principal suspended for inviting Scindia to MP college event

Bhopal, Oct 12 (IANS) Principal of a college in Madhya Pradesh has been put under suspension reportedly because he chose to invite Member of Parliament from the area Jyotiraditya Scindia as special guest to a function hosted by the institution. Suspension order of B.L. Ahirwar, the Principal of a government college located in Mungaoli area of Ashoknagar district, clearly states that the ...

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'Drive' marks start of bond between Bollywood, Israel

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A song shot for Hindi film Drive, starring Sushant Singh Rajput, marks the commencement of an association between Bollywood and Israel. Hassan Madah, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism India, told IANS: The shoot with Dharma Production's 'Drive' marks the start of an association between Bollywood and Israel. We are delighted about the song being shot in...

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Talwars acquitted in Aarushi murder case

Lucknow, Oct 12 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted the Talwar couple in the 2008 murder case of their daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj, giving them the benefit of doubt. --IANS hindi-sar/in/rn ...

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Won't just be an administrator, says Anupam Kher

Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Anupam Kher, the newly appointed Chairman of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute (FTII), says he will work towards sharing his experience with students rather than setting agendas as an administrator. In an interview to IANS here, Anupam, 62, said: I'm happy and humbled to facilitate students with my 40 years of experience in Indian and international cinema...

9 days ago
Veteran Anupam Kher is new FTII Chairman

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Anupam Kher, who has acted in over 500 movies and is a vocal supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on Wednesday named Chairman of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. The film industry hailed the move. Anupam himself said he will give his best to the role. Anupam, 62, husband of actress-and-BJP MP Kirron Kher, wi...

9 days ago
Over 5 million people download Google's 'Tez' app

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Google's digital payment app 'Tez' that was launched in India on September 18 has been downloaded five million times on Play Store. Within 24 hours of 'Tez' being launched, Google saw nearly 1.8 crore gross merchandise volume (GMV) done with over four lakh active users. Built on the Indian government-supported Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Tez allows ...

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Raj Thackeray's 'Happy Birthday, Bachchan' with caricatures

Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Cartoonist and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Wednesday paid a unique tribute to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on the actor's 75th birthday. Thackeray has sketched a bouquet of six endearing caricatures of Bachchan on his Platinum birthday, detailing his journey in Indian cinema from a lanky actor in 1970 to the tallest star of Bollywood...

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