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Mardaani Anthem isn’t making the right pro-woman statement and here’s why

Are you feeling disenfranchised? Is everyday sexism bringing you down? Never fear, Bollywood has just the thing for you: the Mardaani anthem. This song from Rani Mukerji’s upcoming film Mardaani hopes to be a rallying cry to women all over India. Its video shows a very sweaty and very angry Mukerji singing angry lyrics like […]

Bollywood Insider: Why do tinseltown couples, like Ranbir and Katrina, deny they’re together?

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Mumbai,Subhash K Jha:  What is this obsession that Bollywood has with hiding its love affairs? Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are both young, good looking and single… and *blush* in love! It’s practically public information, so why attempt to hide the truth about their relationship? Recently, I heard there was high drama on the sets […]

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CBI out of RTI for security reasons: Union minister Jitendra Singh

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New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS): The CBI has been kept out of the purview of the Right to Information Act in the interest of the security of the state, the government said Wednesday. CBI out of RTI for security reasons: Union minister Jitendra Singh Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh told the […]

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Summons against Sonia and Rahul stalled by Delhi HC

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New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS): In a major relief to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi, the Delhi High Court Wednesday put on hold a trial court’s summons to them in the case over acquisition of the National Herald. Summons against Sonia and Rahul stalled by Delhi HC Justice V.P. Vaish suspended […]

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16 killed in Syrian Capital Damascus bombing

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Cairo, Aug 6 (IANS/EFE) : At least 16 people, including two children and a woman, died and 79 others were wounded when rebels of the Islamic State (IS) bombarded the capital of Syria, Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Wednesday. 16 killed in Syrian Capital Damascus bombing The rebels fired dozens of […]

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Campigners for n-free South Asia to send memo to Modi

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New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS): A campaign for a nuclear-free South Asia is planning to send a memorandum with 10,000 signatures, including those of well-known scientists, jurists, artists and intellectuals, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Aug 9 appealing that South Asian countries forgo the path of confrontation. Campigners for n-free South Asia to send memo […]

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Indian Rupee at near five-month low on dollar demand

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Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS): The Indian rupee Wednesday fell to its lowest level since mid-March against the US dollar due to large-scale buying of the greenback by foreign banks and signs of foreign institutional investors booking profits on Indian bourses. Indian Rupee at near five-month low on dollar demand The rupee fell some 40 paise to […]

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21st Century Fox abandons its attempt to takeover Time Warner

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London, 6 Aug-2014(ANI): Rupert Murdoch’s American multinational mass media corporation 21st century Fox has abandoned its attempt to take over the U.S. entertainment giant Time Warner for an estimated 80 billion dollars. 21st Century Fox abandons its attempt to takeover Time Warner According to the BBC, 21st Century Fox wrote in a statement that Time […]

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US army general killed in Afghanistan

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Washington, 6 Aug-2014, IANS: Pentagon Tuesday confirmed that a US army general was killed in Afghanistan by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, media reports said. US army general killed in Afghanistan The American general was killed Tuesday when the suspect opened fire at a military training base on the outskirts of Kabul, […]

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Former Test cricketer Arvind Apte passed away

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Mumbai, 5 Aug-2014, IANS: Former India opener Arvind Laxman Apte, who was suffering from prostate cancer, died in Pune Tuesday evening. He was 79. Former Test cricketer Arvind Apte passed away Apte, who would have turned 80 on Oct 24, is survived by a daughter and son-in-law. Apte went on the tour of England in […]

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