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Assam forum condemns scribe'a killing in Tripura

Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) The Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) on Tuesday strongly condemned the murder of a journalist in Tripura and urged Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to take serious note of the incident. It (killing of Sudip Dutta Bhowmik) is very much shocking and frustrating, a JFA statement said. --IANS ah/ahm/mr ...

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Tripura journalist shot dead by trooper, anger in northeast

Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) A journalist was gunned down on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in western Tripura, raising political tensions and triggering widespread anger. TSR Second Battalion Rifleman Nandu Kumar Reang opened fire from his AK-47 assault rifle, killing Sudip Datta Bhowmik, 50, in Bodhjung Nagar, a police official said. Reang was ...

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Virat shines with 50th international ton vs Sri Lanka

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) His status as the finest batsman in the world once again underlined, India skipper Virat Kohli smashed his 50th international century, which steered his side to safety in the first Test against Sri Lanka here on Monday. This was Kohli's 18th Test hundred with a six over extra cover off fast bowler Suranga Lakmal and he let out a big roar, going down on his knees to...

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Modi may call Lok Sabha polls next year: Lalu

Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi may go for Lok Sabha elections next year, a year ahead of schedule, RJD leader Lalu Prasad said on Sunday. Modi may go for Lok Sabha polls in 2018, ahead of its scheduled time in 2019, the former Bihar Chief Minister said at a meeting of his Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) here and pressed his activists to be ready to face an early parliamenta...

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Now people fear cow, thanks to Modi: Lalu

Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday taunted Prime Minister Narender Modi by saying that earlier people used to fear the lion but now they fear the cow thanks to cow vigilantism across the country. 'Pahle log sher se darte the, ab gai se darte hain. Yeh sab Modi sarkar ki den hai, Lalu Prasad said at a meeting of his Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) here. He said that d...

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Partnership model with creative producers fruitful for Reliance Entertainment

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) For Anil Dhirubai Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment, a partnership model with creative producers like Neeraj Pandey, Rohit Shetty and Phantom Films, has turned out to be a fruitful affair, an official has said. Shibasish Sarkar of Reliance Entertainment, said in a statement: The studio and creative talent combination has benefited our films in a very big way.

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Twisted interpretation of history: Challenging times for artists, filmmakers

At the root of the controversy over the release of the Hindi feature film Padmavati is, first, the saffron brotherhood's interpretation of history with a pronounced anti-Muslim bias and, secondly, the Bharatiya Janata Party's overt and covert attempts to whittle down institutional autonomy. Even if the BJP's seemingly political use of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is a contin...

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Tripura urges Centre to resume dialogue with terror outfits

Agartala, Nov 14 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday urged the central government to resume a dialogue with Tripura terrorist outfits who have hideouts in Bangladesh. After the request of the outlawed NLFT (National Liberation Front of Tripura), the union government held three tripartite talks with the outfit and involved the Tripura government. But over the last severa...

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Rahul compares note ban, GST to midnight attacks of 'Gabbar Singh' in 'Sholay'

Becharaji (Gujarat), Nov 13 (IANS) Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday told a large gathering in this Gujarat village that just as demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) were launched by the NDA government at midnight, Gabbar Singh, the notorious villain of popular film Sholay, too attacked people at midnight....

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'Golmaal Again' crosses Rs 200 cr in India

Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Rohit Shettys comedy horror film Golmaal Again has minted over Rs 200 crore in India in 24 days since its release. The makers are overwhelmed with the response. Released on October 20, the fourth installment of the Golmaal franchise collected Rs 1.69 crore on Sunday, taking its cumulative total to Rs 201.43 crore at the Indian box office. I am over...

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Harshvardhan Kapoor's next to release in May 2018

Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor, last seen on screen in Mirzya, will soon be featuring in Vikramaditya Motwane's untitled directorial releasing on May 25 next year. Reliance Entertainment and Eros International have come together to release the Phantom Films production, read a statement. It promises some intense action and well-crafted hand combat fights, which ha...

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Film associations back Bhansali for 'Padmavati'

Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) The Indian Film and Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) will on Monday lead an appeal to Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on behalf of four other associations, to allow freedom for filmmakers in the wake of the ongoing controversy over Padmavati. Members of IFTDA, Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA), West...

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Rahul sees 'Congress tsunami' in Gujarat, urges party to respect PM's office

Thara (Gujarat), Nov 12 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asserted that his party will sweep the Gujarat state polls in December, as a tsunami is coming and the (ruling) BJP is scared of it, and exhorted his party not to speak low of the office of Prime Minister even while criticising the government. He said the electoral battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP...

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Political tsunami coming, Congress will win Gujarat: Rahul

Thara (Gujarat), Nov 12 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asserted that his party will sweep the Gujarat Assembly elections in December and that a tsunami is coming and the (ruling) BJP is scared of it. He also termed the electoral battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress as a battle of truth versus lies. On the fourth leg of his three-...

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'Super 30' to go into production from December

Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Super 30, a film on Anand Kumar -- a mathematics genius from a modest family in Bihar -- will go into production from December, to release in time on November 23 next year. Backed by Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films and directed by Vikas Bahl, Super 30 will star Hrithik Roshan in the lead role. Shibasish Sarkar, Chief Operation Officer, Reliance Ente...

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Agatha Sangma to contest 2018 assembly elections

Shillong, Nov 10 (IANS) Former MP Agatha K. Sangma will contest the 2018 Meghalaya assembly elections on a National People's Party (NPP) ticket, an official said on Friday. On Thursday night, the NPP released its first list of 24 candidates for the 60 assembly seats in the state. Agatha, who has been elected twice to the Lok Sabha and is daughter of former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. ...

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Bangladeshi convict sentenced to life term in Ranaghat nun rape case

Kolkata, Nov 8 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday sentenced Bangladeshi citizen Nazrul Islam to life imprisonment in the sensational Ranaghat nun rape case, and sent his five accomplices to ten years prison for criminal conspiracy and dacoity. City Sessions Judge Kumkum Sinha had on Tuesday held Islam guilty of rape, criminal conspiracy and dacoity. The others were convicted of criminal co...

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Jury still out on note ban: Some hail, others wail

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Exactly a year ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dramatically scrapped high value currency notes in a decision that jolted the economy and divided opinions on a major policy like never before. While the jury is still out on the note ban, which cost India two per cent GDP, the mass of people remain divided on what it achieved. Many people IANS spoke to across the c...

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Tripura: Six axed TMC MLAs seek recognition as BJP legislators

Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) Three months after six axed Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Tripura Assembly Speaker to recognise them as BJP legislators. Tripura Assembly Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath, however, refused to officially recognise them as BJP MLAs due to lack of time before the November 13 assembly session...

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Barkha Dutt signs book deal with Juggernaut on Indian politics

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Celebrated TV journalist Barkha Dutt has signed a book deal with Juggernaut and will be writing a book on Indian politics in the last two decades. Titled Power, it will tell the twinned stories of the changing fortunes of the Congress Party and the rise of the BJP through the men and women who shaped the events. Barkha Dutt has had a ringside view of the c...

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