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As Goa polls creep close, Cong accuses Digvijaya of compromising party’s interests

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | Mayabhushan | PANAJI

With the deadline for filing nominations for the February 4 polls just a day away, the rebel Congress workers from the Fatorda constituency in South Goa, on Tuesday accused AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh of compromising the party’s interests and also alleged a quid pro quo for entering into a...

Situation grim as ‘Nandigram’ horror returns in Bengal

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata/Bhangore

Gory memories of Nandigram were rekindled almost after a decade when at least one person died and several others were injured as police on Tuesday burst tear gas shells and opened fire at villagers protesting land acquisition at Bhangore Village flanking the eastern suburbs of Kolkata. By quirk of fate Bengal...

Want to divorce Peter, change my Will: Indrani

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | TN Raghunatha | Mumbai

A Special CBI court on Tuesday framed charges against Indrani Mukerjea, her current husband and erstwhile media baron Peter Mukerjea and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna in the Sheena Bora murder case, thus paving the way for the start of the much-awaited trial in the sensational crime from February 1. Minutes...

Will join politics to fulfil Jaya’s dream: Deepa

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

Tamil Nadu will soon have yet another Dravidian political party. Deepa Jayakumar, niece of late Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, declared on Tuesday that she has decided to take the plunge into politics to work to make Tamil Nadu the number one State in Asia, the unfinished dream...

MGR’s AIADMK at crossroads

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

The centenary celebrations of late MG Ramachandran, the founder-leader and former Chief Minister of AIADMK, began all over the State even as multiple events pointed to the fact that the party founded by him is at crossroads. Late J Jayalalithaa, MGR’s political heir, had gifted her mentor with an ideal gift...

Woman jumps off truck to evade alleged rape attempt in Assam

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

One woman in Assam’s Golaghat district received serious injuries after she tried to escape an alleged rape attempt inside a truck, police said on Tuesday said. The incident took place on Monday when the woman, a widow in her late 40s, was travelling from her maternal house in Titabor in Jorhat...

BJP warns Kerala CPI(M) over politics of violence

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

The BJP on Tuesday issued a stern warning to the CPI(M) over the politics of violence it was allegedly pursuing in Kerala after a 33-year-old Mahila Morcha activist, Vimala, of Kanjikode, Palakkad succumbed to the burn injuries she had suffered when an LPG cylinder exploded at her house soon after...

Fresh snowfall hits daily life in Kashmir Valley

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Fresh snowfall across the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday impacted normal life as power outages and road blockades became a norm as the administration took a back seat during incessant snowfall. The snowfall led to reduction of temperatures while the vital Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained closed for vehicular traffic for the second...

We are all with you, Aamir tells Dangal girl

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | TN Raghunatha | Mumbai

A day after Dangal actor Zaira Wasim apologised for her recent actions and said that she was nobody’s role model, her co-star and mentor Aamir Khan on Tuesday came to Zaira’s defence saying that “we are all with you”, and that she was indeed a role model “for...

UP polls: Only one nomination on Day 1

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | pns | Lucknow

The process for seven-phase Assembly polls in the State commenced on Wednesday following notification of the first phase of polling by Election Commission in 15 districts of western UP. With the issuance of the notification, nominations would be accepted for the first phase of polling in 73 Assembly segments...

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Om Puri: Realer than reel

15 Jan 2017 | Rajesh Singh

The acting he learnt was science; the acting he did was art. No school, no teacher could have made him emote the way he did on screen...

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UP cong to gherao RBI office in Kanpur today

18 Jan 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Congress would gherao the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) offices in Kanpur and Lucknow on Wednesday in the wake of their agitation against the demonetisation move of the Narendra Modi led central government. The programme for the agitation was announced by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on January 11 last...

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The US has an extraordinarily complicated relationship, particularly when it comes to national security with Pakistan.

White House official | Josh Earnest

I don't have any interest in going to the US and working there. I am totally interested in working for Indian films.

Actor-film-maker | Aamir Khan

Sunil Grover is pretty sober. He has overdone (prankster bit) so much that people might find his normal self different.

Actor | Anjana Sukhani
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