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Gangs of Wasseypur very ‘desi’, fun film: Kashyap

Always trying to say something different through his cinema, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap describes his upcoming film “Gangs of Wasseypur”, to be released in two parts, as a desi drama with loads of fun and songs. “The film is based on true stories of Wasseypur and is a very ‘desi’ film. We did most of the shooting in a place near ...

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I’m okay, I’m okay: Sukma collector

Surrounded by journalists, a visibly relieved Alex Paul Menon, collector of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, said “I’m okay, I’m okay” after Maoists ended his 12 days of captivity. Menon, who was released unharmed in the evening after hours of uncertainty, said in Tarmetla that he was fine. The asthma patient thanked “my chief minister, my family, my colleagues”.

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Sreesanth ruled out for 5 months

India pacer S. Sreesanth has been ruled out of action for five months as he needs two surgeries on his toes. Sreesanth was part of the Rajasthan Royals this season but couldn’t feature in a single match before heading to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) last month for rehabilitation. “Got to get 2 surgery (on both my toes) will be ...

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”Jannat 2′ ad showing Hashmi smoking unlawful’

 Newspaper advertisements of the film “Jannat 2″ showing actor Emraan Hashmi smoking a cigarette violated anti-tobacco laws, an NGO said Thursday pointing to the violation. In a letter to the health ministry and the information and broadcasting ministry, HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth) pointed to “blatant violations of the rules” in the print advertisements. “These ads, showing Hashmi ...

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Bosch group to invest Rs.300 crore for capacity expansion

Global supplier of automotive and industrial products and services Bosch group would invest Rs.300 crore to expand production capacity and headcount in its Nasik plant in Maharashtra, the German major said Thursday. As part of the Rs.2,200-crore investment, the German major planned for its India operations. The capacity expansion is aimed at meeting rising demand for its advanced diesel injection ...

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Chinese student arrested with 59 iPads

A Chinese student was arrested after he tried to smuggle 59 iPads into Shanghai from Australia, on the same day the company put its new tablet computers on sale. The student, whose name and age were not revealed, arrived at Shanghai Pudong International Airport from Melbourne around 9 p.m. March 16, the day Apple first put its third-generation iPad on ...

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Sukma collector Menon released by Maoists

 After hours of tension Thursday, Maoists finally released Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday evening after 12 days of captivity. Menon said he was willing to serve in Sukma as collector again. Menon, an IAS officer from Tamil Nadu, walked out of the Maoists hideout after 6.30 p.m. looking tired and exhausted. He was abducted from a forested ...

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Website content: Google and Facebook plea to be heard Aug 7

The Delhi High Court Thursday deferred till Aug 7 the hearing on pleas filed by Facebook and Google challenging a trial court’s order to prosecute them for allegedly hosting objectionable content on websites. Justice Suresh Kait adjourned the case and said its interim order, which refused to stay the summons issued against Google and Facebook by the trial court, would ...

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Kiran reviews political situation in nellor with district leaders

By: Syed Najaf Ali Shaukat, Bureau Chief, Andhra Pradesh       Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Thursday reviewed political situation in Nellore district with the district Congress leaders in view of by-elections. Reddy held a meeting with the Nellore district Congress leaders in the camp office and discussed the political situation in Nellore Parliament constituency and Udayagiri ...

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Jharkhand RS polls: Congress and JMM win

The Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) won a Rajya Sabha seat each from Jharkhand Thursday while the ruling BJP faced a humiliating defeat in the elections for two seats from the state. Senior BJP leader S.S. Ahluwalia failed to retain his seat. Sixty-eight legislators of the 81-member assembly cast their votes, with Congress, JMM and BJP candidates Pradeep ...

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BJP to demand debate on plight of Pak’s Hindus

The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday said it will seek a detailed discussion in both houses of parliament on the plight of Hindu minorities in Pakistan. Talking to reporters in the Parliament House complex, party spokesperson Sayed Shahnawaz Hussain said notices in both houses will be given to take up the issue. “The Hindus in Pakistan have no rights to practise ...

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Patiala-based Thapar University restores quota for Punjab students

Following a tough stand taken by the Punjab government on the issue, the Patiala-based Thapar University Thursday rolled back its decision to abolish 50 percent quota for state students in various courses of the institution, a government official said. “After being persuaded by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the university has decided to restore the 50 percent territorial quota for ...

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Inflation pressure may re-emerge in India: Stanley

India faces a very high risk of a return to rising inflation with the government continuing with its spending spree and the central bank easing liquidity, Morgan Stanley warned Thursday, saying the recent moderation was largely due to a delay in hike of administered product prices. “Considering the fiscal policy is still very expansionary and RBI has already embarked on ...

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New science, tech and innovation policy blueprint by September

 The government is likely to bring out by September this year the blueprint of a new science, technology and innovation policy aimed at sustainable growth in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed Thursday. Minister of State for Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar told the house that the government proposes to frame a new science, technology and innovation policy, and ...

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