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Delhi Assembly ruckus: 2 detained name 10 AAP MLAs for beating them

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Two persons who were sent to jail last month for 30 days for throwing pamphlets and raising slogans in the Delhi Assembly on Tuesday in the Delhi High Court named 10 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators for beating them up. The two, Jagdeep Rana and Rajan Kumar Madan, said in an affidavit that AAP lawmakers Amanatullah Khan, Jarnail Singh, Somnath Bharti, Mohinder ...

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Angry with selective activism in Bollywood: Madhur Bhandarkar

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is sad that the film fraternity did not express solidarity with him while his forthcoming movie Indu Sarkar was mired in controversy. The film, based on the Emergency era, has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Revising Committee with U/A certificate, two cuts and one disclaimer, and ...

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Harmanpreet, Jhulan gain big in ICC women's ODI rankings

Dubai, July 25 (IANS) Indian cricketers Jhulan Goswami and Harmanpreet Kaur's brilliant performances in the just-concluded ICC Women's World Cup lifted them to the No.2 and No.6 spots respectively in the latest International Cricket Council rankings for bowlers and batswomen, released here on Tuesday. Harmanpreet vaulted seven slots to the No.6 position after firing a swashbuckling unbea...

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Bhandarkar relieved as 'Indu Sarkar' gets U/A certificate, 2 cuts

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is happy that his film Indu Sarkar has finally been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Revising Committee with U/A certificate, two cuts and one disclaimer, which he says haven't taken the essence of the movie away. However, he is disappointed that nobody from the film fraternity raised their voice over the cont...

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Man who got girlfriend raped by friends arrested

Chandigarh, July 25 (IANS) Police have arrested a college student in Punjab's Jalandhar city for allegedly getting his girlfriend raped by two of his friends in order to avoid marrying her. The arrest was made following a complaint by the victim who alleged that two friends of her boyfriend, Harpreet Singh alias Happy, raped her last week, a police official said on Tuesday. Polic...

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Shabana inspires Sofia to do TV shows

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Model-turned-nun Sofia Hayat says veteran actress Shabana Azmi's character in the show Amma inspired her to be part of the small screen. Shabana Azmi's character in 'Amma' actually inspired me to act in Indian TV shows. I want to essay the character the way 'Amma' was in her show. I loved the way the drama was directed and written, Sofia said. I am open to...

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Not heard from government: Nihalani on rumours around CBFC post

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani on Tuesday said he has not heard of any plans by the government to remove him from the post. However, he says he is ready to step down if he is asked to do so. On Tuesday morning, Nihalani woke up to a barrage of calls and messages anxiously asking him about reports that he will soon be asked to step ...

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Amarinder Singh's mother cremated

Chandigarh, July 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's mother Rajmata Mohinder Kaur was cremated in Patiala city on Tuesday. The cremation took place at the 'Shahi Smadhan' of the Patiala royal family amid tight security. Amarinder Singh, his younger brother Malwinder Singh, family members and close relatives including former union minister Natwar Singh were present.<...

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Shooting for 'Raazi' begins

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) The shooting for Meghna Gulzar's upcoming directorial Raazi has started. Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is co-producing the film, took to Twitter on Tuesday morning and shared a photograph of the film's clapboard. The journey of 'Raazi' begins today! All the best to all of us! Meghna Gulzar, Dharma Movies, Junglee Pictures, Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal, Karan ...

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UN chief strongly condemns Lahore terror attack

United Nations, July 25 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Lahore that resulted in the deaths of 26 people. Farhan Haq, Guterres's deputy spokesman, said in a statement on Monday that the UN chief extended his condolences to the families of the victims, reports Xinhua news agency. He supports the efforts of the government o...

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Where are the missing Indians in Mosul? Iraqi Minister flip-flops

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In a flip-flop, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said here on Monday that the 39 Indians missing in the city of Mosul since 2014 are considered alive, after having said earlier in the day his government was not 100 per cent sure about this. We are trying to follow news gained through intelligence sources, and we consider that all the Indians are alive, ...

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Punjab CM's mother passes away

Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Rajmata Mohinder Kaur, the mother of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, passed away in Patiala city on Monday evening. She was 94. She breathed her last at the New Moti Bagh Palace in Patiala, 70 km from here. She was ailing for some time due to age-related problems. The erstwhile Patiala royal remained active in politics in 1960s and 1970...

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26 die in Lahore vegetable market blast

Lahore, July 24 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed and 58 others injured on Monday in a powerful explosion, claimed by Pakistan Taliban, near an IT Park in Pakistan's Lahore city, officials said. The deafening explosion, which authorities blamed on a suicide bomber, occurred at the entrance of the Kot Lakhpat Vegetable Market on Ferozepur Road. Punjab government spokesperson M...

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Indians missing in Iraq: Families swing from hope to hopelessness

Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Families of 39 Indians, mostly from Punjab, who went missing in Iraq's Mosul town three years ago are still keeping their fingers crossed even after Iraqi Foreign Minister on Monday said that he was not sure if the missing Indians were alive or not. We can only hope for the return of our loved ones. We have been going through this torture for the past over thre...

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Not sure if 39 missing Indians are alive: Iraq

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Monday said here that he was not sure whether the 39 Indians missing in the city of Mosul since 2014 are alive. I am not 100 per cent sure if the 39 Indians missing in Mosul are alive, al-Jaafari told the media. We are trying our best (to trace them). Most of the 39 Indian construction workers who went missin...

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Suicide bomber kills 25 near Lahore IT park

Lahore, July 24 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and dozens injured on Monday when a suicide bomber exploded himself near an IT Park in Pakistan's Lahore city, officials said. The deafening explosion, which authorities blamed on a suicide bomber, occurred at the entrance of the Kot Lakhpat Vegetable Market on Ferozepur Road. A Punjab government spokesperson said 25 people ha...

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Not 100% sure 39 missing Indians are alive: Iraq

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Monday said he was not sure whether the 39 Indians missing in the city of Mosul, liberated from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation, were alive. I am not 100 per cent sure if the 39 Indians missing in Mosul are alive, al-Jaafari told the media. We are trying our best (to trace them). Most of the 39 ...

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Explosion in Lahore kills nine

Lahore, July 24 (IANS) At least nine people were killed in an explosion in a Lahore market on Monday, the media reported. Senior police official Imran Awan said the bodies had been shifted to a hospital and some 15 others, including policeman, had been injured, Dawn News reported. According to Awan, an anti-encroachment drive was underway at the Kot Lakhpat vegetable market near ...

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Amarinder offers DSP's post to Harmanpreet

Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Reversing an injustice by the previous government, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has offered a job in the Punjab Police to Indian batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur following her stellar performance in the ICC Women's World Cup in England. Singh offered the post of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to Kaur if she so desired, the Chief Minister's spokesman...

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Amarinder undoes 'injustice' to Harmanpreet; offers police job

Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has offered a job in the Punjab Police to Indian batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur following her stellar performance in the ICC Women's World Cup in England. Singh offered the post of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to Kaur if she so desired to join the police force, the Chief Minister's spokesman said here on Monday. Kaur...

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