Archive for January, 2019

Rahul’s meeting with Parrikar a “political gimmick”: Sardesai

Panaji, Jan 31 (PTI) Goa minister Vijai Sardesai on Thursday said the goodwill earned by Congress president Rahul Gandhi after calling on ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was “nullified” by certain statements made by him post the meeting.

Sardesai said Gandhi’s gesture was nullified due to his “political gimmick…

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Language is my friend, fiction my first love: Arundhati Roy

New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) She writes poetic prose, employs redolent metaphors and evokes utmost admiration for her novelistic virtues. Arundhati Roy is anything but a boring author.

The 1997 Booker Prize-winner, who is equally at ease writing scathing essays, says she is a “disciplined writer” whose heart lies…

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Proud of Kangana: Waheeda Rehman on ‘Manikarnika’

Mumbai, Jan 31 (PTI) Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman has praised Kangana Ranaut for her performance and direction in her latest “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”.

The epic drama features Ranaut in the titular role of the iconic freedom fighter.

“I am highly impressed by Kangana’s performance and direction in…

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BJP wins bypoll in Haryana’s Jind by over 12,000 votes

Jind (Har), Jan 31 (PTI) Ruling BJP won the high-stakes Jind bypoll in Haryana on Thursday with party candidate Krishan Middha defeating his nearest rival, Digvijay Singh Chautala of JJP, by over 12,000 votes.

The BJP wrested the seat from the main opposition INLD, which was decimated in…

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Brexit deal not open to renegotiation: EU leaders

Brussels, Jan 31 (AFP) European leaders moved quickly Tuesday to reject an attempt by Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May to re-open talks on the Brexit divorce deal, as British lawmakers voted to demand changes.

When May signed the withdrawal agreement in November, both she and the other 27…

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Buzz around Priyanka Gandhi grows in Congress and outside

The buzz around Priyanka Gandhi’s re-emergence after five years to give a push to Congress prospects in eastern U.P. is growing.  She has been written about in print media and spoken about in electronic media after she was made general secretary of the AICC for east U…

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