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Shatrughan Sinha to host Bhojpuri KBC, daughter on hot seat

Shatrughan Sinha is set to host the Bhojpuri edition of popular quiz show “Kaun Banega Crorepati” (KBC), and daughter Sonakshi Sinha will be one of those on the hot seat. He also plans to invite Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to the show. “Yes, Sonakshi is going to be on the hot seat in front of me. Audiences will finally get ...

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AIEEE exam held after leak

Over 12 lakh students across the country were finally able to appear for the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) Sunday, after a question paper leak delayed the exam by three hours, an official said. The paper is conducted in two halves over the day. While the first paper is for bachelor of engineering (B.E.) aspirants, the second paper is ...

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Child abuse victim expresses his trauma through Onir’s ‘I AM’

Hyderabad-based designer Ganesh Nallari’s personal life has inspired a segment in gay filmmaker Onir’s film “I Am” and he praises the director for conveying the message with sensitivity. “Yes, ‘Abhimanyu’ is based on my experiences I shared with Onir; the emotion behind my self-acceptance and forgiveness. My abuser passed away early last year, that was when I poured my heart ...

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Lucky to get Rs.40 for 12 hours job on International Labour Day

For Purnima Bai, 50, International Labour Day on Sunday did not make any difference to her search for work at a labourers’ mart here. While the world celebrated workers’ rights and pride, Purnima was hired for a 12-hour job for just Rs.40. For the past four years, Purnima has been travelling about 45 km daily by train to the labourers’ ...

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Can K V Kamath, the risk taker, change the de-risking mindset in Infosys?

The appointment of K.V. Kamath, the non-executive chairman and ex-CEO of ICICI Bank, as chairman of India’s third largest IT company is surely an important milestone in the history of the company which, not too long back, was the face of Indian IT exports industry. It was increasingly facing criticism for refusing to change. Kamath’s appointment to the top job ...

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First look of Freida’s film ‘Immortals’ released

The first look of Indian actress Freida Pinto’s 3D film “Immortals” with actor Mickey Rourke has been released. She was required to shoot a sex scene, which director Tarsem Singh says was a challenge for her. “Poor girl. It’s the first time we see Freida Pinto and guess what – it’s a sex scene. It’s a delicate situation. We’re trying ...

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PCB planning to raise Sutherland issue at ICC annual meeting

Irked by a lack of response from the International Cricket Council (ICC) over its complaint against Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to raise the issue at the apex body’s annual meeting in Singapore next month. According to a source, PCB is yet to receive a reply from the ICC over its ...

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The $10bn jet fighter contract: IAF went by the rule book

India’s decision to shortlist two European combat planes for a $10.4 billion tender for 126 multi-role jet fighters was dictated by its air force’s technical evaluation of the six contenders and geopolitics played a minor role in it, say officials and experts about the decision that left two US aerospace majors out of the race despite aggressive marketing and buoyant ...

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World of Indian diaspora to come alive in documentaries series

The world of the Indian diaspora, their life in all its shades of colours, will soon come alive in a series of documentaries that well-known documentary filmmaker Siddharth Kak and his Surabhi Foundation are currently making. The series of 10 documentaries will be shot partly on location in countries where large numbers of overseas Indians are settled. The documentaries will ...

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Rashid Latif backs Tillakaratne on match-fixing claims

Former Pakistan cricket captain Rashid Latif has backed Hashan Tillakaratne after the ex-Sri Lanka skipper came under fire for claiming that Sri Lanka have been involved in match-fixing for almost two decades. Latif, who was a whistleblower in the match-fixing scandal involving Pakistan in the 90s, said Sunday that Tillakaratne knows a lot about the world of match-fixing, adding that ...

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Imran says,Pakistan determined to win Azlan Shah Cup

Pakistan’a new hockey captain Muhammad Imran said the team was determined to win the Azlan Shah Cup to be played in the Malaysian city of Ipoh May 5-15. Imran, who replaced veteran Zeeshan Ashraf, said the team was on a high since winning the Asian Games gold last year. In Ipoh, it would like to continue the winning streak. Ashraf ...

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Jharkhand opposition rejects government rehabilitation policy

Jharkhand opposition parties Sunday rejected the government’s rehabilitation policy for the more than one lakh people displaced by an ongoing demolition drive in the state. The cabinet Saturday night cleared a two-phased rehabilitation package. Under the first phase of temporary settlement, the affected people will be shifted to makeshift tents where basic facilities will be made available. In the second ...

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Punjab Youth Congress activists on fast against drug abuse

Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) activists Sunday started a hunger strike here against drug abuse, particularly among youth. State Youth Congress president and MP Ravneet Singh Bittu led the first batch of 50 activists. While Bittu will continue his fast indefinitely, other activists will sit on hunger strike for 24 hours in batches of 50, according to a statement. Bittu demanded ...

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Sukhoi aircraft join search operations for Missing Helicopter

Two Sukhoi-30 aircraft have completed aerial mapping over Arunachal Pradesh to get clues about the missing helicopter with Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, a Congress leader said Sunday. “The two Sukhois completed aerial mapping and have since landed in their base in Bareilly. The images would be analysed and then we expect something concrete,” Congress legislator Likha Saaya told media report ...

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