Archive for April, 2017

Akshay Kumar sorry for fan-punching incident

Mumbai, April 30  Actor Akshay Kumar has apologised to the fan, who was punched by his bodyguard at an event, and also termed the incident as “unfortunate”.

There were reports that one of the actor’s bodyguards punched a fan when he tried to take a selfie with Akshay at…

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Auction fails as no bidder turns up for Kingfisher brands

Mumbai, Apr 30 (PTI) Auction of brands and trademarks of Kingfisher Airlines turned out to be a damp squib today as lenders failed to attract a single bidder for sale of these pledged assets at a reserve price of Rs 366.70 crore in their efforts to recover unpaid loans…

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People decided to vote vs ‘corrupt’ UDF govt: Yechury

Kochi, Apr 30 (PTI) Confident about the LDF victory in the May 16 Assembly polls in Kerala, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury today said people have decided to vote against the “corrupt” Congress-led UDF government in the state.

“We will form the government… LDF will form the next…

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Draft bill for Delhi’s statehood ready: Kejriwal

New Delhi, April 30  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that a draft bill for statehood of the national capital was ready.

“Draft bill for statehood of Delhi ready. Will be soon placed in public domain for comments and suggestions from the public,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP…

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Bengal polls’ 5th phase: Over 57 percent vote in six hours

Kolkata, April 30  Amid tight security and braving the sweltering heat, over 57 percent of the electorate cast their votes in the first six hours of polling for 53 constituencies in the fifth and penultimate phase of West Bengal’s assembly polls on Saturday.

Voting began at 7.00 a…

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Old Delhi’s delightful cuisine now recreated for capital’s foodies

New Delhi, April 30  The allure of old Delhi’s scrumptuous cuisines and “tehzeeb” (etiquette) were brought alive at a tasting event here which recreated an array of traditional Mughlai and Indian specialties and street snacks for the capital’s food aficionados.

The event called The Grand Trunk Culinary Journey…

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Perception of Bollywood being male dominated is changing: Radhika Apte

Mumbai, April 30  Actress Radhika Apte feels that the perception of the country’s mainstream cinema — Bollywood, which was been often criticised for being a male-dominated industry, is changing over time.

“The perception is changing slowly and I wouldn’t say that Bollywood is still a completely male dominated…

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Letting out anger every now and then is healthy: Jason Sudeikis

New Delhi, April 30  Many would suggest anger be shunned, but Hollywood star Jason Sudeikis, who has voiced the character Red in “The Angry Birds Movie”, says if channeled in the right direction, “letting out anger every now and then is a healthy”.

Connecting to anger in a “justified” manner…

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IPL: Smith, McCullum help Gujarat stun Pune by three wickets

Pune, April 30  Gujarat Lions rode on a collective batting effort by Dwayne Smith (63 off 37) and Brendon McCullum (43 off 22) which helped them edge past Rising Pune Supergiants by three wickets in a nail-biting Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here…

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G7 ministers to push for internet freedom, reduce digital divide

Tokyo, April 30  Information technology ministers of the G7 countries, during a meeting in Japan on Saturday, agreed to tackle the digital divide by bringing internet access to more people, and pushing for policies free of political censorship.

The plan set out by the ministers of the G7 countries – Japan…

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