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TRAI curbs unwanted commercial calls, mandates subscribers' consent

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In a bid to curb the menace of unsolicited commercial calls, the TRAI on Thursday announced new regulations that mandate registration of businesses/telemarketers for making such calls and subscribers' consent for receiving the same. Named the Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulations, 2018, the new rules provide for the subscriber with com...

13 hours ago
Advani announces next film on fifth anniversary of 'D-Day'

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani on Thursday announced his next film titled Batla House on the fifth anniversary of his movie D-Day. This day five years ago 'D-Day' released and unknowingly we started down a path that would create our identity. Thrilled to be able to announce our next 'Batla House' -- a journey that started with Ritesh Shah (screenwriter) and that will end...

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Don't want to separate my identity from Shahid, says Ishaan Khatter

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Ishaan Khatter doesn't mind being known as Shahid Kapoor's brother. The young actor, who made his film debut with Beyond The Clouds and will make his Bollywood foray with Dhadak, says he never wants to separate his name from his half-sibling's name to create his own identity in the industry. Ishaan, along with late veteran actress Sridevi's daughter Janhvi Kapoo...

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Trains to get arty makeover - starting with Patna Rajdhani

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After adorning the walls of several stations in Bihar, Madhubani paintings will now be showcased on trains like the Rajdhani and Sampark Kranti Express that originate from the state. To begin with, 22 coaches of the Patna Rajdhani will be rolled out shortly with the tradition Madhubani paintings inside and outside of the coaches - as part of a new trend to promo...

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White House buys two Air Force One planes for $3.9 bn

Washington, July 19 (IANS) The White House said on Wednesday it had signed a $3.9 billion contract with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to purchase two Air Force Ones. The new planes are set to be delivered mission ready by 2024, replacing the current Air Force Ones that are now 31 years old, according to a White House statement, Xinhua reported. The White House claimed that it has ...

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Reading of poetry on Dalit experience held

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Elements of protest, resistance, pride and assertion of identity can be discerned from Dalit writings in English, said Sahitya Akademi Secretary K. Sreenivasa Rao at a Dalit Indian English Poets' Meet here. The event on Tuesday saw readings from Aruna Gogulamanda, Aparna Lanjewar Bose, Cynthia Stephen, Yogesh Maitreya Wanjari and Chandramohan S. Venomous...

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Will be home on Wednesday, mason told wife hours before death

Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) Little did Ranjana realise that she was talking to her husband Rajneesh Bhuimali, 36, on the phone for the last time when he called to inform her that he won't be home on Tuesday evening as usual. Rajneesh -- a mason who was one of the four persons who died in the building collapse in Greater Noida on Tuesday night -- had told his wife that he was staying ba...

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Poetry on Dalit experience read aloud

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Elements of protest, resistance, pride and assertion of identity can be discerned from Dalit writings in English, said Sahitya Akademi K. Sreenivasa Rao at a Dalit Indian English Poets' Meet in the Capital on Tuesday. The event saw readings from Aruna Gogulamanda, Aparna Lanjewar Bose, Cynthia Stephen, Yogesh Maitreya Wanjari and Chandramohan S. Venomous...

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Indian teenager among 3 killed in US plane collision

Washington, July 18 (IANS) An Indian teenager has been killed along with two other persons after two small planes collided mid-air in the US state of Florida, authorities have said. Nisha Sejwal, 19, was killed in the accident on Tuesday along with Jorge Sanchez, 22, and Ralph Knight, 72, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The police said they were trying to trace the whe...

2 days ago
Four held for SSC exam impersonation

Jaipur, July 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Police on Tuesday busted a four-member gang of impersonators involved in the SSC exam held on July 15 here. The police suspect inter-state involvement of the suspects in various other exmas. One of the gang members flew to Delhi from Patna and hired a luxury cab to reach Jaipur, said Umesh Mishra, the Additional Director General of Special Operations Grou...

3 days ago
Evocative artworks on display at Jor Bagh metro station

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Through evocative art works, poetry and prose, an ongoing exhibition at the Jor Bagh metro station decodes and amplifies actions that slowly tear and restructure the fabric of our cities. Death of Architecture, is a part of Habitat Photosphere, India Habitat Centre's year-long photography festival on sustainable development curated by Alka Pande. The ex...

4 days ago
Seven killed in Pune road accident

Pune, July 15 (IANS) At least seven persons were killed on the spot when two private cars collided on the outskirts of Lonavala in Pune district, an official said here on Sunday. The collision took place near Karla village on the old Mumbai-Pune Highway between a Santro and a Swift, he said. The Swift had victims hailing from Pimpri-Chinchwad town near here, but the details of th...

4 days ago
Chicago clashes after police kill black man

Chicago, July 15 (IANS) Police in Chicago have clashed with protesters after an officer fatally shot a black man who was suspected of carrying a gun. A crowd of about 150 people shouted murderers, threw objects and jumped on police cars during the confrontation in Chicago's South Side area, BBC reported. Officers armed with batons traded punches with the protesters, local media r...

5 days ago
Reverse decision on helmets for Sikh women: Akali Dal

Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Accusing the Union Territory (UT) Administration of changing the definition of Sikh women to make the wearing of helmets on two-wheelers compulsory for all non-turbaned women, the Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday urged that the decision be reversed immediately for all Sikh women. The SAD strongly urged the Chandigarh Administration to reverse its arbitrary amend...

6 days ago
Pilot launched to confirm 10 cr Modicare beneficiary families

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The National Health Agency (NHA) on Friday said it has launched a pilot for the Beneficiary Identification System (BIS) for confirmation of 10.74 crore poor and vulnerable families eligible for health coverage under Ayushman Bharat, or Modicare. Measures like identity validation through a mechanism like BIS will make Ayushman Bharat more accessible and transpare...

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Ex-Andhra CM Kiran Kumar Reddy rejoins Congress

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday rejoined the Congress that he left in protest against the bifurcation of the state in 2014. Reddy went to the Congress headquarters here and rejoined the party in the presence of General Secretary and former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and party leader Randeep Singh Surjewala. E...

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Female singers sidelined in Bollywood: Monali Thakur

Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) The music industry in India is male-driven and leaves female singers with less opportunities, says the National Award-winning playback singer Monali Thakur. Monali will be performing during an on-air show 'Aap Jahaan, Concert Wahaan', hosted by Radio City on Friday here. The songstress, who made her way in the industry with reality television show Indian Id...

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How do Karmic faiths look at the Queer?

The key to understanding Karmic faiths is to look at stories, for it is through stories that the common folk understood their faith. In Hinduism, we find many stories where God transforms into Goddess, indicating gender fluidity, as also men turning into women and women into men. This reveals a greater comfort with transgender identities. Although there are images of male-male and female...

7 days ago
Don't want to give attention to pressure: Janhvi Kapoor

Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor, who is marking her Hindi film debut with forthcoming film 'Dhadak', says she doesn't want to give too much attention to the pressure of being part of celebrated Kapoor family. Janhvi was interacting with media to promote 'Dhadak' along with her co-actor Ishaan Khatter on Thursday in Mumbai. When asked if there was any pressure in main...

7 days ago
Nepal gifts rhino couple to China

Kathmandu, July 12 (IANS) Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Thursday handed over a pair of one-horned rhino to Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong at a programme in the capital. Nepal gifted the rhinos -- Bhadra (male) and Rupasi (female) -- as per government's decision made some two years ago for giving two rhino couples to China. Another pair will be handed by next month.

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