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Southern Actor Taapsee Pannu to join Big B for her next film

Actress Taapsee Pannu will be joining megastar Amitabh Bachchan on the shoot of filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s next production venture tentatively titled Eve here. The 28-year-old Baby actress said she is happy to begin the work on International Women’s Day. “To start the shoot of a movie on Women’s day who’s …

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Left warns of attempts to impose ‘fascistic’ set-up

NEW DELHI(PTI): Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday attacked the government over the JNU and Hyderabad University rows, alleging that attempts were being made to metamorphose the country’s secular democratic polity into a “fascistic set-up” as per the RSS vision. Leaders of various parties including the Left also criticised …

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Opposition slams Smriti Irani for harassing AUSU president Richa Singh

NEW DELHI(PTI): The Opposition on Tuesday said HRD Minister Smriti Irani is acting like the patron saint of ABVP and accused the Modi government of harassing Allahabad University Students’ Union president Richa Singh. Drawing parallel with Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide in Hyderabad University and the JNU row involving Kanhaiya …

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Shortage of over 9000 officers in Army, 1000 in Navy: Modi Govt

NEW DELHI(PTI): There is a shortage of 9,106 officers in the Indian Army and 1,265 officers in the Navy, the government said on Tuesday. Parrikar had sent a written notice to Parliament outlining the issues faced by India’s armed forces. (PTI Photo) “In army (excluding Army Medical Corps, Army Dental …

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Congress announces 75 seats, seals informal pact with Left in Bengal

KOLKATA: The Congress announced on Tuesday a list of 75 seats it would contest in the West Bengal assembly polls next month, further cementing an informal electoral pact with the Left parties to take on a formidable Trinamool Congress. Top Congress sources added the party may finally contest around 80 …

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Black money scheme not amnesty: Jaitley on ‘Fair and Lovely’ jibe

NEW DELHI: Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government’s scheme of a one-time compliance window for people with domestic black money to come clean was “not an amnesty scheme, it has a penalty”. Under the four-month compliance window — announced by Jaitley during the Union Budget — people …

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Why wasn’t Art of Living asked for green clearance: NGT to Modi Govt

NEW DELHI: A high-profile controversial event planned on Delhi’s eco-sensitive Yamuna floodplain appeared uncertain on Tuesday after the national green tribunal asked the Centre to explain why the organisers weren’t asked to get an environmental clearance. The organisers of the World Culture Festival, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s the …

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Not a single tree has been cut for World Cultural Festival: Sri Sri

Art of Living guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, under fire for organising a massive event on the Yamuna floodplain, on Tuesday said his organisation will build a “biodiversity park” in that area and rubbished allegations of ecological harm. Ravi Shankar told reporters here that not a single tree has been …

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