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I'm more famous in India than my country: Majid Majidi

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi always wanted to tell an Indian story and admires the work done by Satyajit Ray. Majidi says he feels he is more famous in India than his country. It is a great honour for me to be among the Indian artists and all the Indian big names here. I knew Indian cinema through Satyajit Ray, the famous Indian film director, and it was always my...

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Majidi and I belong to elite society, says Rahman

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman says he and Iranian auteur Majid Majidi belong to an elite society as they both have got fatwas. The Oscar-winning composer brought back the memories of the time when fatwa was issued against the duo in 2015 for Muhammad: The Messenger of God, the movie on the life of Prophet Muhammed, when he got onto the stage to talk about their...

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Sonia, Manmohan among star campaigners for Gujarat polls

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi are among the 40 star campaigners for the party for the Gujarat Assembly elections scheduled on December 9 and 14. Among the other senior leaders who are star campaigners are AICC General Secretary in-charge of Gujarat Ashok Gehlot, Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi...

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Farmers hold protest march, 'table two Bills' at mock Parliament session in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Thousands of farmers from across the country held a protest march here on Monday and also began a two-day 'Kisan Mukti Sansad' or a mock Parliament session where two Bills were tabled, on crop loans waiver and remunerative prices for farm produce, to highlight government apathy towards the farming community. These Bills now will be passed on Tuesday as the debate...

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Former I&B Minister P.R. Dasmunsi dead; PM, Sonia, AIFF condole

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who suffered a stroke in 2008 and slipped into coma, passed away at Apollo Hospital here on Monday. He was 72. Dasmunsi is survived by his wife Deepa Dasmunsi and son Priyadeep, who were at his side when he died. He served as Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) and Parliamenta...

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Over 5,000 delegates to attend IT World Congress in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Over 5,000 delegates from around the world, including the Who's Who of the Information Technology industry, are expected to participate in the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) here next February. This is for the first time that India is hosting the prestigious event, which will bring together businesses, government, regulatory bodies and academia t...

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In a first, three giants of Malayalam films unite

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) In a first for the Malayalam film industry, three superstars in their own area of work are coming together for a film -- superstar Mohanlal, blockbuster director Shaji Kailas and hugely popular writer Renji Panicker. Kailas told IANS that this is happening for the first time and we are all excited. Panicker is giving finishing touches to the stor...

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Farmers hold protest march, mock Parliament session in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Thousands of farmers from across the country held a protest march here on Monday and organised a 'Kisan Mukti Sansad' or mock Parliament session to present two bills on crop loans waiver and remunerative prices for farm produce. The protest march organised by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) -- an umbrella body of 184 farmers organisa...

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P.R. Dasmunsi: Brilliant organiser who rose during golden hour of student politics

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Articulate and multifaceted, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a master in political manoeuvring and the topmost leader of the youth brigade that took West Bengal by storm in the late 1960s, to sideline the Communists and bring back the Congress to power in 1972. It was a time when the Maoist movement went from strength to strength in the state, with bright youngsters leav...

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Congress declares roadmap for Rahul's elevation to President

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee on Monday approved the road map for what looks like an unopposed elevation of its Vice President, Rahul Gandhi, as party President, barring an unexpected contest, enabling the passing of the mantle from his mother, who was at the helm for 19 years. It would be clear on December 11 whether there would be a contest for the top party p...

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Former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dead

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, died on Monday at Apollo Hospital here, doctors said. He was 72. He died at 12.10 p.m. today (Monday). He had been critically ill for the past one month and unfortunately succumbed to his illness, said Apollo Hospital in a statemen...

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CWC starts meet for Rahul's elevation as party president

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday began a meeting here to chart out a schedule for the election of the Congress President which will see the elevation of Vice President Rahul Gandhi to the party's top post. The meeting was attended by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with senior party leaders M...

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Indian audiences will love 'Beyond The Clouds': Neelima

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Neelima Azeem, who will be attending the Indian premiere of her son Ishaan Khatter's debut film Beyond The Clouds on Monday at the 48th International Film Festival of India, is confident that the audience will love it. Beyond The Clouds is the opening film at IFFI this year. The fest will go on till November 28 in Goa. 'Beyond The Clouds' is an incr...

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Indian audiences will love 'Beyond The Clouds': Neelima

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Neelima Azeem, who will be attending the Indian premiere of her son Ishaan Khatter's debut film Beyond The Clouds on Monday at the 48th International Film Festival of India, is confident that the audience will love it. Beyond The Clouds is the opening film at IFFI this year. The fest will go on till November 28 in Goa. 'Beyond The Clouds' is an incr...

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Zeenat Aman turns 66, speaks of lessons learnt in life

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Veteran actress Zeenat Aman turned 66 on Sunday and spoke about a ritual that remains unchanged. How did the diva ring in her birthday this year? With my two sons, she said. That ritual remains unchanged. When I was younger and a daughter rather than a mother, I had to be with my mother for every birthday no matter where I happened to be. Now that sense of ...

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Indira Gandhi opposed those dividing India over religion: Sonia

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Indira Gandhi fought for secularism, against all those forces seeking to divide the Indian people on lines of religion and caste, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday. On the centenary of the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi spoke at the inauguration here of a photo exhibition, 'A Life of Courage', on the life and achievement...

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Kovind, Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on birth centenary

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary. Nation remembers former Prime Minister Smt Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary, Kovind tweeted. Modi tweeted Tributes to former PM Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary. Congress Vice President Ra...

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Manmohan to get Indira Gandhi peace prize

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2017, for his leadership of the country from 2004 to 2014, according to an Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust statement. The international jury of the prize is chaired by former President Pranab Mukherjee. Suman Dubey, secretary of the Indira Gandhi...

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Sharad questions EC decision on JD-U symbol, says justice not done

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Questioning the Election Commission's decision to grant the arrow symbol to the Nitish Kumar-led faction of Janata Dal-United, senior socialist leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday said justice was not done and vowed to continue the fight both legally and democratically. The decision has not meted out justice. The EC's decision is just asking the pe...

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IT raids at Jaya's residence divides AIADMK

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday night has created a major controversy with AIADMK leaders calling it unfortunate and regretful but Chief Minister K. Palaniswami laid the blame squarely on the doors of V.K. Sasikala and her family for the action. J. Deepa, niece of Jayalalithaa, termed the ra...

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