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Oscars diversity row: Even ‘Rocky’ is unhappy

Sylvester Stallone considered boycotting the February 28 Oscar ceremony due to the lack of diversity in this year’s nominations. The 69-year-old action star, who is nominated in best supporting actor category for “Creed”, said he spoke to his director Ryan Coogler, who is African-American, about whether or not he should attend, reported People magazine. “I […]

Karishma awaits a Kollywood call

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When the Hindi-Tamil thriller I released last year, Bollywood actor, dancer and Bigg Boss 8 runner-up Karishma Tanna made sure she watched it (the Hindi version), for two reasons. One, her boyfriend Upen Patel made his debut under Shankar’s direction. And two, she happens to be a big fan of Kollywood films. “The movie was […]

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The One Where Joey Tells Chandler: ‘I’m Not Your Friend

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Actor Matt Le Blanc is set to join his former Friends co-star Matthew Perry on new comedy. CBS has given a pilot order to multi-camera comedy I’m Not Your Friend, offering Le Blanc a series commitment for the project, reported Variety online. LeBlanc, 48, will star as a contractor who learns that raising his kids […]

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Stop random arrests of Muslim men on IS pretext: Muslim organisations

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New Delhi(PTI): Six Muslim organisations have come together to denounce the Islamic State (IS) as “unIslamic” and “terrorist” but have also exhibited concern over what they called a conspiracy to target and arrest educated young Muslim men under the “pretext of IS”. This, they apprehend, is a ploy to create terror among the community, which […]

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Insights into lower-limb prosthetics

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Dr. Anthony McGarry and Dr. Kevin Murray are Teaching Fellows at the University of Strathclyde, leading a team of four students from the university and two Indian students from Manipal Institute of Technology on a visit to Mukti Clinic in Chennai. The Mukti project is organised by a team of students and staff from the […]

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Government panel recommends 27 per cent OBC reservation in private jobs

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New Delhi(PTI): A government panel has recommended 27 per cent reservation in private sector jobs for candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC). The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, has recommended that a legislation be passed under which private entities, including businesses, hospitals, […]

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First Bigg Boss winner Rahul Roy to make a cameo in Pooja Bhatt’s upcoming film

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Bollywood actor Rahul Roy will be making a special appearance in Richa Chadha-starrer Cabaret where he will re-create a famous pose from Aashiqui. Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who is producing the movie, said the 47-year-old will re-create his famous Aashiqui pose with a jacket on top. “We have a special song in Cabaret called ‘Paani Paani’. […]

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Maintain sanctity of Constitution: President to Governors

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New Delhi:Amidst controversies over the role of Governors, President Pranab Mukherjee today said all those who hold Constitutional positions should maintain sanctity of the Constitution. “Our nation has grown from strength to strength since independence. It is primarily due to our steadfast adherence to the principles enshrined in our Constitution. It is an enduring document […]

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Nadigar Sangam cancels deal with SPI Cinemas, retrieves land

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The agreement between Nadigar Sangam and SPI Cinemas to build a multiplex at 18-ground Nadigar Sangam property in T. Nagar, which was the central plank on which actors Nasser, Vishal and Karthi fought and won the elections, has been cancelled after Nadigar Sangam agreed to the terms. In a press meet here on Monday, senior […]

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Delhi CM Kejriwal to give report card of his govt on February 14

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DELHI(PTI): With the AAP government completing one year in office on February 14, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said his cabinet will take questions and suggestions from the people at a public event on that day. Kejriwal and his cabinet ministers will also take questions on phone and present their report card briefing the people […]

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