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Robbers' gang busted, looted costly wires recovered

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Six members of a gang of robbers have been arrested, Delhi Police said on Friday. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch, Alok Kumar said the gang had committed robbery twice at the same power grid site in Dwarka here. One accused, Sapan Dass, 22, was arrested on July 10 from Hauz Khas area in the national capital. Mohsin, 31, and Shanu Mali...

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Man entering Sena Bhavan on fake army ID caught

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A man, seeking to pass himself off as a Lt Colonel, tried to enter the Sena Bhavan on Friday, along with his wife, driver and a job aspirant, but was caught, police said. All four are being interrogated. They have been identified as Amit Sharma from Ghaziabad, his wife Harjit Kaur, driver Sonu Singh and Sandeep Kumar, the unemployed youth aspiring for an army jo...

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Man entering Sena Bhavan with fake army ID caught

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A man, seeking to pass himself of as a Lt Colonel, tried to enter the Sena Bhavan along with his wife, his wife's brother, and a driver but was caught, police said. All four are being questioned. The accused, identified as Amit Sharma from Ghaziabad, wearing a army uniform with the name Abhimanyu Sharma, showed an entry pass from the Prime Minister's office to t...

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Racing Nationals: Chennai's Sandeep grabs pole in MRF F1600

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Local lad Sandeep Kumar put the hammer down by grabbing pole position in the MRF F1600 class as the third round of the national racing championship commenced at the Madras Motor Racing Track, here on Friday. Sandeep had finished first runner-up in the same category last year, thus missing a ticket to the Mazda Road To Indy shootout, and is determined to go one bet...

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Bata India to add 150 retail, franchise stores in 2018-19

Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Footwear major Bata India, which is focusing on aggressive launch of new products, plans to add around 100 new retail stores and 50 franchises across the country in 2018-19, an official said here on Friday. Your company plans to add around 100 new retail stores and 50 new franchise stores in the current year across India, Chairman Uday Khanna told shareholders at ...

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Indian soldiers keep peace, empower South Sudanese

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan have taken up another mission - to educate and empower locals in Wau Shilluk, a region on the banks of the Nile in the war-torn east African country. The Indian battalion serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) organized a veterinary camp on Monday in the county located in the Upper Nile state of South ...

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Anupam Kher travels in metro for first time

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher travelled in the metro for the first time and described it as a great experience. Anupam on Tuesday took to Twitter, where he shared a few photographs from the metro and captioned it: Thanks to the horrible traffic at Saki Naka, Mumbai... had a great experience travelling by Metro for the first time ever. Loved the experience and the peop...

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Autumn outfit ideas for the dappers

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Autumn is just like the warm up for the freezing season to kick in, making it often confusing on whether to layer it up or not. It isnt time for chunky tweed and woolen sweaters or those hefty jackets but one surely wants to stay covered so make the right decision. Suvarna Kale - Head of Design at Blackberrys and Sandeep Khapra Head of Design-Menswear at Max F...

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Businessman, son hacked to death in Indore

Indore, July 16 (IANS) A businessman and his son have been brutally murdered in Indore -- the business hub of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Monday. According to the police, deceased Vindhyachal Gupta (45), along with his son Sandeep (25) and father Sudama (70), was on Sunday night returning home after closing their shop at around 11 p.m. As they got off the vehicle near their ho...

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ICICI Bank postpones AGM by over a month

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Controversy-hit private lender ICICI Bank has postponed its annual general meeting (AGM) to September 12, 2018 from the earlier scheduled August 10. We wish to update that the change in AGM date and the consequent changes in record dates was necessitated due to the sequencing of general meeting dates within the listed entities of ICICI Group, the lender said in a B...

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Hariharan, sons release their first song together

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) National Award-winning singer Hariharan along with his sons Karan and Akshay have unveiled their first single together. The song titled Afsaane is a romantic ghazal that presents the journey of love. Sung and composed by Hariharan, music has been produced by Akshay and its lyrics have been penned by Ameeta Parsuram. The music video, available on Times Musi...

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Taapsee screens 'Soorma' for 'Badla' team in Scotland

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu held a special screening of her latest release Soorma for the cast and crew of her upcoming film Badla in Scotland. I have been in Scotland since June shooting for 'Badla' and hence couldn't be there in Mumbai to feel the buzz around 'Soorma'. I decided to do a screening here in Scotland for my team so we all could have a nice breather in betw...

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2 BSF troopers killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

Raipur, July 15 (IANS) Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were killed and one was seriously injured in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on Sunday, officials said. The deceased BSF personnel have been identified as Lokendra Singh from Rajasthan and Mukhtiyar Singh of Punjab. The injured trooper, Sandeep, has been admitted to a hospital. Kanker Superintendent...

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Diljit humbled by response to his "Soorma" performance

Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh's performance as hockey champ Sandeep Singh is winning exceptional laurels as the man himself remains humble, down-to-earth and rooted. I knew 'Soorma' was a role of a lifetime. I am ashamed to say that when Shaad Sir (director Shaad Ali) came to me with the project I did not know anything about Sandeep Paaji. It's a shame that ...

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As sincere as an actor as husband: Neha tells Angad

Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) After watching Soorma, Neha Dhupia says Angad Bedi, whom she married earlier this year, is as sincere and reliable as an actor as he is as a husband. Angad plays a pivotal role in Soorma, a Shaad Ali directorial about the life of hockey legend Sandeep Singh. The actor essayed the hockey star's brother on-screen. Neha posted photographs of herself with Angad...

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'Soorma': Unassumingly inspiring, heart-warming

Film: Soorma; Director: Shaad Ali; Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Kulbushan Kharbanda, Vijay Raaz, Mahabir Bhullar, Satish Kaushik; Rating: ***1/2 Shaad Ali's Soorma is a remarkable story of hope and inspiration based on the life of Sandeep Singh, the former captain of the Indian Hockey team. Narrated from Harpreet Kaur's point of view, the film captures Sandeep...

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'Soorma': After extolling a gangster, Bollywood salutes a true Hero

Film: Soorma; Director: Shaad Ali; Starring Diljit Dosanjh, Tapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Satish Kaushik, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Vijay Raaz Rating: ****1/2 (4 and a half stars) At a time when supposedly responsible filmmakers are glorifying gangsters, terrorists and sociopaths in ostensible bio-pics, Soorma about the struggles of hockey champ Sandeep Singh to overcome crippling obstac...

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We have many reasons to be proud Indians: Chitrangda Singh

Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Actress-turned-producer Chitrangda Singh, gearing up for the release of her forthcoming production Soorma, says she feels a sense of pride in being an Indian. Chitrangda interacted with the media on the sidelines of the fifth edition of NRI of the Year Awards ceremony hosted by ICICI Bank and Times Now here on Wednesday. My basic identity is of an Indian. W...

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No common ground between 'Chak De! India', 'Soorma' except hockey: Shaad Ali

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Comparisons with the popular hockey film Chak De! India are odious, but inevitable for Soorma, a biopic on the life of hockey legend Sandeep Singh. Director Shaad Ali, who assures that the films are very different, says the sports star's life itself has been so eventful that he had to wade through the drama to get to his core. There really is no common ground betwe...

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'Soorma' really close to my heart: Producer Chitrangda Singh

Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) For actress Chitrangda Singh, who has turned producer with Soorma, the forthcoming film on former Indian hockey team's captain Sandeep Singh's life, is really close to her heart. Chitrangda told the media: It is based on real incidents and in a way, we are acknowledging real life hero Sandeep Singh. We always look upon aspirational value of heroes which we see on-s...

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