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No 'conflict of interest' in Sidhu's TV show: Punjab AG

Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda has not found any conflict of interest in criceter turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's working as state Cabinet minister and his work on popular 'The Kapil Sharma Show', an official sourse said. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh confirmed on Thursday evening that he has received The Advocate General's report on the is...

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BJP government destroying institutions: Congress

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday accused the BJP-led government of destroying the country's institutions and said this could not be the way to move forward. Institutions are hard to build and sustain. Constitutional, educational and other important institutions are being ignored and surpassed by the present dispensation, Congress spokesperson M.V. Rajeev Gowda told the...

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Haseeb Drabu is Chairman of north zone finance ministers' panel

Jammu, March 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu was on Thursday appointed as Chairman of the Empowered Committee of Finance Ministers of North Zone, an official statement here said. According to a communique issued by the Inter-State Council Secretariat here, Drabu will be heading the Empowered Committee of the Finance Ministers of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab...

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Want to try my hand at direction: Sneha Wagh

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) TV actress Sneha Wagh, currently seen on the TV show Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh, says she wants to try her hand at direction. I have done my schooling from London Film Academy, where I learnt the process of filmmaking: from writing on a subject to executing it, producing it, directing it, shooting it... I have written many stories and have got an idea for...

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Dabholkar's 'Blame It On Yashraj' to have 100th show

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Blame It On Yashraj, a comical portrayal of a family caught up in the whirlwind of their daughter's wedding in the play, will have its 100th show on Sunday. Writer and director of the play Bharat Dabholkar says it is a record that an originally written English play will have a 100th show. The play is a story of a Punjabi-Bengali family, which gets caught u...

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HC upholds Subhash Chandra's Haryana RS poll win; dismisses opposing plea

Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Dismissing a petition opposing the election of media baron Subhash Chandra to the Rajya Sabha from Haryana, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday upheld the election. Chandra was elected to the Rajya Sabha as an Independent candidate, backed by Haryana's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), following a controversy over voting in June last year. In the ...

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Farm loan waiver affects credit discipline: RBI

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Echoing State Bank of India chief Arundhati Bhattacharya's views, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor S.S. Mundra on Thursday expressed concern over farm loan waiver affecting credit discipline. The RBI's views has always been that farm loan waiver affects credit discipline, Mundra told reporters at the launch of Bandhan Bank's branch here. On Marc...

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Mother Dairy eyes Rs 10,000 cr revenue in next two years

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), is expecting to touch Rs 10,000 crore turnover in the next two years with its expansion plan towards the eastern and western parts of India, a company official said on Thursday. We should be reaching Rs 8,000 crore revenue by end of this fiscal year (2016...

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Indian music industry hijacked by western genres: Singer Dhruv Sangari

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Hindustani classical singer Dhruv Sangari says due to the growing interest of Indian youth in western culture, the Indian music industry has been forced to get inspired more from western genres, which he feels have hijacked the country's indigenous musical forms. In India, western music has taken over everything -- right from Bollywood to stage shows or privat...

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Censorship pointless in the age of internet: Anurag Kashyap

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap believes that in a world exposed to the internet, censorship doesn't hold any meaning. To have some kind of censorship in the age of YouTube and Internet is pointless. It's not even what I think is right or wrong. What are you trying to block people from? You have to start treating your audiences as adult people who can think for ...

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'Amarinder emerged as a model for a dispassionate biography'

Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Unlike a politician or a royal, both of which he is, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh does not hold back on sharing information about himself. This is reflected in his just-released authorised biography. Amarinder emerged as a model for a dispassionate biography, which many political leaders would find hard to emulate. Amarinder never ducked answering a p...

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Nobody will back you if you're not talented: 'Phillauri' director

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Anshai Lal, who is making his directorial debut with Anushka Sharma production's Phillauri, says the film industry has been very kind to him. Citing examples of names like Maneesh Sharma and Shashank Khaitan, who have created a mark with their talent, he says the concept of nepotism doesn't hold true for directors. I don't think nepotism is true for directors. ...

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Akshay Kumar has many similarities with my father: Bhushan Kumar

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Producer Bhushan Kumar says Akshay Kumar is the best choice to play the role of his late father Gulshan Kumar because both have many similarities. At the song launch of Sonakshi Sinha's upcoming movie 'Noor' on Wednesday he said: Akshay is the apt choice for the role because he has many similarities with my father. Both are Punjabis and believes in Vaishno Devi. T...

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Instructing filmmakers to make cuts not CBFC's job: Benegal

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, chairperson of a committee that has recommended guidelines for certification of films by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), says the censor board's job is only to certify movies. Benegal admits there is a constant tussle between certification and censorship that creates obstacles in the freedom of creative expression.<...

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Amarinder meets Modi, seeks special package for farmers

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a special central government package to provide one-time loan waiver to the beleaguered, debt-ridden farmers of Punjab. Amarinder, who met the Prime Minister on Wednesday at his Parliament House office, said the meeting was a courtesy call, during which the issue of farm d...

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Haryana starts e-vetting, e-custody of court matters

Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) Haryana has become the only Indian state to introduce e-vetting of replies to be filed in court as well as generate and deliver custody of certificates online, a senior law officer said on Wednesday. The state has launched online software 'E-Vetting' and 'E-Custody', which will not only help in cutting down unnecessary delays in vetting of replies and delivery...

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Amarinder seeks farm loan waiver for Punjab

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) New Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday and pitched for waiving of loans of the state's farmers. On his first visit to Delhi after taking charge as Chief Minister on March 16, Amarinder Singh also met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and sought immediate authorisation and release of Rs 20,683 crore cash cr...

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Armyman Pemba Tamang bags Gold at Masters Shooting tourney

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Veteran shooter Pemba Tamang of the Indian Army fired a total of 579 to clinch the gold in mens 25m Centre Fire Pistol event at the XI Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Wednesday. The 2016 Junior World Cup gold medallist Anhad Jawanda of Punjab won the silver medal after shooting a total of 578 while Samaresh J...

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Kanika adds personal touch to 'Diya Aur...' sequel

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Popular for playing Meenakshi in Diya Aur Baati Hum, actress Kanika Maheshwari says she has added a personal touch to the role in the upcoming sequel of the television show. Kanika will be seen in Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji. Meenakshi became a popular character from 'Diya Aur Baati Hum' and fans now recognise me with that character. For the sequel, 'Tu S...

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Amnesty International disappointed with probe in 1984 Sikh riots

Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) International rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday said it was disappointed with the functioning of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to re-investigate closed cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The SIT has disappointed many who have struggled for justice. It has only filed four chargesheets in over two years, following a non-transp...

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