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A kiss on mother's forehead, a perfect farewell to Sonia

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) As Sonia Gandhi handed over the charge of Congress President to her son Rahul Gandhi on a chilly Saturday morning admist fanfare and celebrations laced with mixed emotions, nothing could have been a more picture-perfect moment than the one in which he kissed his mother on her forehead. The handing over of the mantle of the leadership of the 132-year-old party too...

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Loud firecrackers interrupt Sonia's last speech as President

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) As Sonia Gandhi took to the stage to deliver her last speech as Congress President after handing charge to her son Rahul Gandhi, she was forced to pause several times as the loud fireworks set off by enthusiastic party workers drowned out her voice. I can't speak, she said helplessly. She began: This is my last address to you as Congress President, as you face a ...

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Bengaluru police say no to Sunny Leone's New Year bash

Bengaluru, Dec 16 (IANS) Bengaluru Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar on Saturday denied permission to a New Year bash in the city where Bollywood cine star Sunny Leone has been invited to perform, ostensibly to maintain law and order and prevent any untoward incident. We are denying permission for the Sunny Leone's musical show on December 31 night to maintain law and order and prevent...

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Sonia, a reluctant entrant into politics who renounced power

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, the longest serving Congress president who handed over the mantle to her son Rahul Gandhi on Saturday, had steered the party through turbulent times, taking over at a time when it appeared there was not a whiff of a chance of Congress coming to power and leading it to victory at the peak of Vajpayee era in BJP in 2004. The legacy she bequeathes to h...

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Deepak Dobriyal wants to 'rescue' late Kundan Shah's film

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Deepak Dobriyal is enjoying his success after Hindi Medium and says that the film completely changed his image as an actor. He also says that he now wants to rescue late Kundan Shah's short film soon. The film changed my image as a comic actor. As the father of an economically challenged family desperate to see his son go to an English medium school, I got a ch...

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Akshay Kumar emerges as street-smart hero of 2017

Not only in 2017. This has been going on for some years. Akshay Kumar, the full-nationalistic package, blending the best of desh-bhakti with consumerism, represents that rare breed of star-actors who have constantly evolved and become more watchable with each passing year. Included in this rarefied breed are Mumtaz, Rekha and Sridevi. Among the male stars I can think of no one else as Bo...

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Now a Bollywood film on pirate attack off Somalia

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur has signed on director Vinil Mathew and screenwriter Sudip Sharma for a dramatic thriller inspired by true events surrounding a pirate attack of the Somalian coast. To be produced under the Roy Kapur Films banner, the movie is inspired by the true story of merchant navy officer Audumbar Bhoi whose ship and crew was attacked by Somalian p...

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Policeman trains gun at Kamal Nath in Chhindwara

Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 16 (IANS) A small airport near Chhindwara on Friday was witness to a huge commotion as a policeman dangerously trained his rifle at Kamal Nath, former central minister and nine-time Congress MP from Chhindwara. Nath, who was in his constituency, was boarding his private plane for Delhi from the Imli Khera airstrip when the incident took place, taking abac...

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Christians attacked in MP over alleged conversion, 30 detained

Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) Right-wing Hindutva activists attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze, accusing them of religious conversion. The police detained over 30 members of the Catholic choir group, including priests. The incident occurred on Thursday evening. Instead of taking action against the attackers, the p...

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Making Bhojpuri cinema to clean its image, says Neetu Chandra

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Neetu Chandra who became a producer with films like Deswa and Mithila Makhaan said she wants to make Bhojpuri films to clean the image of her mother tongue. Asked why she wants to produce Bhojpuri films despite doing content-driven Hindi films, Neetu said: I come from Bihar where Bhojpuri films are seen as soft porn, cheap, double meaning films. The ...

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Christians attacked in MP over alleged conversion, 30 detained

Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) Right-wing Hindu activists attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze, accusing them of religious conversion. The police detained over 30 members of the Catholic choir group, including priests. The incident occurred on Thursday evening. Instead of taking action against the attackers, the poli...

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New fellowship to promote research in Hindi

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Researchers in Hindi can opt for an upcoming fellowship that will grant Rs 75,000 per month for a period of six to nine months. The research will ultimately culminate into a full-fledged book, which the organisers will help publish. Titled Gyanvriti, the fellowship is being organised by the Dainik Jagran newspaper and is aimed at promoting research in original wr...

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Twitter makes 'Moments' feature available to all in India

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Taking on Instagram and Snapchat Stories feature, micro-blogging website Twitter on Friday made its Moments feature available to everyone in India. Moments -- which started with influencers, partners and brands -- appears as a separate tab on a user's profile and helps them keep track of stories and breaking news by curating related content. While people...

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Sunny Leone excited to get adventurous with 'Man Vs Wild'

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone, who will host the Indian version of Man Vs Wild, says she will try to add her own style of fun and humour to the show. Sunny is also excited about showcasing her adventurous side as host of the mega-popular survival series Man Vs Wild. The Hindi version titled Man Vs Wild with Sunny Leone will be telecast in Hindi on the soon-to-be-launched chan...

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Still proud of 'Newton', says team after Oscar miss

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Hindi film Newton has missed the bus for the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. But its team is feeling far from defeated. Amit V Masurkar, who directed the impactful tale, said: The Foreign Film Category is like the Olympics. We are competing with the best in the world, so it's extremely tough. The response from Academy members to 'New...

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Rajinikanth taught me many things: Amy Jackson

Gurugram, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Amy Jackson says she has learnt a lot not just about the craft of acting from megastar Rajinikanth, but also drawn from how calm and humble he is as a person despite his stardom. Amy will be seen sharing screen space with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar-starrer 2.0, directed by Shankar. Sir (Rajinikanth) is fantastic and I have learnt many things from...

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Hindu group attacks Christmas carol singers in MP

Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) Alleging religious conversion, a mob linked to a right-wing Hindu group attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze. The incident occurred on Thursday evening. Instead of taking action against the attackers, the police detained the Christian singers, a priest said. Father Rene Verghese...

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Native tongue should be included in early schooling: Academics

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A child's native tongue should not be given a short shrift during his or her pre-primary years as local language is the most important tool for understanding basic concepts in that period, an academic said on Thursday. Sunita Singh, Director of Childhood Education Centre at the Ambedkar University, made the point on the first day of a two-day national conference ...

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After months in coma, writer-actor-filmmaker Neeraj Vora dead

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Bollywood's multi-faceted talent Neeraj Vora, an actor, writer and director known for his humorous and happy streak on and off the screen, died here early on Thursday, months after being comatose. Vora's younger brother Uttank Vora told IANS that he died at 4 a.m. at an Andheri hospital. Vora was 54. From the hospital, his body was taken to the house of prod...

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Eight dead, 19 injured in two accidents in MP

Bhopal, Dec 14 (IANS) Eight persons died and 19 were injured in two separate road accidents since Wednesday night in different parts of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Thursday. According to the police, the condition of three of the injured is critical. In the first incident in Baitul district of the state, seven persons died late on Wednesday night when they rushed to the rescue ...

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