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Will speak up if I face sexual harassment, says Gauahar

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Gauahar Khan, known for speaking her mind without fear, says if she ever faces sexual harassment she will be vocal about it. Since Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, actors have also shared their horror stories. While a few Indian celebrities have accepted the existence of the casting couch and harassment in Bollywood, they haven't named any...

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Patidars to hold rally in support of Hardik despite denial of permission

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Ignoring denial of permission by the authorities, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) is determined to go ahead with its mega rally in Mansa town here on Saturday evening to demonstrate the community's support to young leader Hardik Patel, despite the 'sex CDs' on him, - in a big worry for the ruling BJP. PAAS leader Hardik Patel has said that in spite of ...

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I knew he was sleazy: Affleck on Weinstein

Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck says he knew that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is in the midst of a sexual misconduct scandal, was sleazy. I knew (Weinstein) was sleazy and kind of a bully, but unfortunately, that wasn't that uncommon, Affleck said on the Today show on Friday, reports variety.com. He explained that, as a 24-year-old newcomer to ...

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HC quashes AAP leader's plea against summons

Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday dismissed a petition challenging an order of a court in Punjab's Fazilka town in which senior AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira was summoned earlier in connection with a drugs case. Though the high court on Friday quashed the non-bailable warrants (NBW) issued against Khaira by the Fazilka court, it asked the trial court...

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CBI takes over case of Chhattisgarh Minister's 'sex CD'

Raipur, Nov 16 (IANS) The CBI has taken over probe into the controversial 'sex CD' scandal allegedly involving Chhattisgarh Minister Rajesh Munat after issuance of a notification by the Union government on Thursday. The move comes after the state government requested on October 28 for the probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The state Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand h...

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Kapil compares Kohli with Dalmiya, hails Team India's fitness

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) India's first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday hailed the current team's focus on fitness saying skipper Virat Kohli deserves a lot of credit for that and went to the extent of comparing him with Jagmohan Dalmiya. Kapil, who triumphed in the 1983 World Cup, was speaking at the inaugural Jagmohan Dalmiya Memorial lecture and compared Kohli with the lat...

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Current India team's fitness inspiring: Kapil Dev

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) India's first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday hailed the current team's focus on fitness saying skipper Virat Kohli deserves a lot of credit for that. Kapil, who triumphed in the 1983 World Cup, was speaking at the inaugural Jagmohan Dalmiya Memorial lecture and compared Kohli with the late cricket administrator. Sourav (Ganguly) told me to t...

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SC rejects plea for SIT probe, says image of top court damaged

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked a petition, terming it as scandalous, for seeking an SIT probe into the allegations of graft involving a retired Orissa High Court judge and observed that the whole controversy has damaged the image of the top judiciary and created doubts about its integrity. Unnecessary doubts about the integrity of the institution have been c...

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Azhar to attend Jagmohan Dalmiya memorial lecture

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin will be one of the guests present during late BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya memorial lecture, to be held for the first time here on Tuesday. From this year on, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has decided to honour the celebrated cricket administrator who breathed his last two years back by organising an annual trib...

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SC to pronounce order on SIT probe in medical college scam case on Tuesday

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court will pronounce its order on Tuesday on a petition seeking a SIT probe into allegations of graft against a retired Orissa High Court judge that has cast a shadow on the top court. Reserving the order to be pronounced on Tuesday, the bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal, Justice Arun Mishra and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar on Monday described the conduct of t...

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Jay Shah doesn't appear in court, case against Wire adjourned

Ahmedabad, Nov 13 (IANS) An Ahmedabad Metropolitan Court on Monday adjourned to December 16 hearing in a criminal defamation case filed by BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah against news portal The Wire after Jay Shah failed to appear in the court. The suit was filed after a report in The Wire claiming that the turnover of Jay Shah's firm grew exponentially after the Bharatiya Janata...

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Australian Academy revokes Harvey Weinstein award offer

Canberra, Nov 13 (IANS) The Australian Academy has revoked an award it had intended to give scandal-hit producer Harvey Weinstein in 2013, but which was never presented. Weinstein was named as the first recipient of an outreach award at a time when the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) was stepping up its international profile, reports variety.com. In Novem...

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UK's May maintains cabinet balance on Brexit

London, Nov 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has named a pro-Brexit lawmaker to succeed Priti Patel as secretary of international development a day after the latter resigned. May named Penny Mordaunt on Thursday after Patel resigned on Wednesday over revelations that she held more than a dozen unauthorised meetings with senior Israeli officials, Efe news reported. To ...

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Rahul takes dig at Modi, Congress demands Rupani's removal

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a report that market watchdog Sebi had imposed penalties on several entities, including Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's family, for manipulative trade, while the party demanded that Rupani must resign. Na khaunga na khane dunga ki kahani. Shah-zada, Shaurya aur a...

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Rahul takes dig at Modi over corruption, Congress demands Rupani's removal

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a report that SEBI had imposed penalties on several entities, including Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's family, for manipulative trade, while the party has demanded that Rupani must resign. Na khaunga na khane dunga ki kahani. Shah-zada, Shaurya aur ab Vijay Rupa...

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Britain's aid minister resigns in new blow for PM May

London, Nov 9 (IANS) Prita Patel, Britain's overseas development secretary, resigned late on Wednesday after meeting Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. May had ordered Patel to cut short an official visit to Africa and return to London following reports she had held unauthorized meetings with Israeli officials, XInhua reported. Her resignation was the second major b...

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Russia denies state-sponsored doping scheme alleged by WADA report

Moscow, Nov 8 (IANS) The Russian Investigative Committee contested on Wednesday the report of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) alleging widespread doping in Russia, which threatened the country's participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The investigation had obtained data that WADA lacked any evidence of Russia's guilt in the mass use of doping by athletes, it said in a statement, r...

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Indian-origin UK minister under fire over Israel trip row

London, Nov 8 (IANS) Indian-origin International Development Secretary of UK, Priti Patel, has been summoned back to Britain from Africa amid a growing storm about undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials that threatens her future in Prime Minister Theresa May's embattled administration. Patel is under pressure after it was revealed that she held unauthorised meetings with senior Isra...

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Pakistan court rejects Sharif's plea to club graft cases

Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) The accountability court here on Wednesday dismissed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's plea for clubbing three corruption references filed against him by the anti-graft body in the so-called Panama Papers scandal. Sharif was indicted separately in each of the three references pertaining to Avenfield properties in London, Flagship Investment and Azizia Steel Mil...

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People in power attempted to harass me: 'This Is Us' star

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) American actor Jon Huertas, best known as Javier Esposito from hit TV series Castle and who plays Miguel in the award-winning show This Is Us, says there was a time when certain executives and people from showbiz tried to take advantage of him early in his career. The revelation comes at a time when the entertainment industry has been hit by a spate of sex scandal...

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