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Bajrangi Bhaijaan trailer crossed 3.9 million views

June 16, 2015 at 2:54 PM

Recently released trailer of the upcoming movies 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' is very popular on Youtube and crossed 3.9 million views in 15 days.

After Kick, Sajid Nadiadwala to Shoot Parts of his Next Four Movies at Floor No 2

May 19, 2015 at 7:06 PM

Producer-director Sajid Nadiadwala, currently working on multiple films, is said to have booked Floor No 2 in Mumbai's Mehboob Studio for several months

Punjab offers land to Yuvraj for sports academy

May 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) The Punjab government Wednesday offered to allot 20 acres of land near Chandigarh to star cricketer Yuvraj Singh for setting up a world-class sports academy.


No anthrax at Delhi zoo: Officials

May 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Delhi zoo authorities Wednesday denied the spread of anthrax after a rhinoceros died here last week. Even as over 20 zoo employees are still under observation as a precaution, the zoo officials said "no anthrax symptoms have been found".

Pak all rounder Yasir Arafat excited over signing up for Lancashire

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

London, May 2(ANI): Pakistan all rounder Yasir Arafat has expressed his delight at signing up for Lancashire, and would be available to play in Friends Life T20 competition, which starts in June.

Anti-US sentiments rose in Pak post Osama's death

May 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Islamabad, May 2 (ANI): A year after the death of Osama bin Laden in a U.S. Navy SEALs raid on his Abbottabad compound, Pakistan has witnessed a rise in anti-America sentiments, but also a simultaneous drop in support for the Al-Qaeda and its leader, according to a report.

Aamir scared of showing 'Satyamev Jayate' to friends

May 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan, who is set to make his TV debut with "Satyamev Jayate", says he is scared of reactions and that's why he didn't show it to anyone.

Sexual assault lawsuit against Strauss-Kahn to proceed as diplomatic immunity claim rejected

May 2, 2012 at 10:42 AM

New York, May 2 (ANI): A New York hotel maid's sexual assault lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn can go forward to trial after a judge dismissed the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief's diplomatic immunity claim.

SAD yet to decide on presidential candidate, Left has no objection to Pranab being in race

May 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday said that it was too early to announce whom it would support as a presidential candidate, while the Left Front said that it would have no objection to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee throwing his hat in the ring.

President should be one who can discharge duties based on values, experience: Brinda Karat

May 1, 2012 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday asserted that a person who could discharge his or her responsibilities based on values, principle and experience should be the next president of the country.

SAD yet to decide on presidential candidate, Left has no objection to Pranab being in race

May 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday said that it was too early to announce whom it would support as a presidential candidate, while the Left Front said that it would have no objection to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee throwing his hat in the ring.

Thailand's 48 provinces now hit by drought

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Bangkok, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): A total of 48 out of 77 provinces in Thailand have now been declared drought-hit areas, affecting people in 32,100 villages, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said on Tuesday, according to a report by the Bangkok Post online.

Big B remembers 'benevolent' Achala Sachdev (Movie Snippets)

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who worked with the late Achala Sachdev in "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham", remembers her as a soft-hearted and benevolent human being.

Punjab abolishes octroi on petrol, diesel

April 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced its decision to abolish octroi on petrol and diesel in the state. This will lower prices of the fuel by up to Rs.2.

BSF women troopers who killed intruder lauded

April 30, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday lauded the bravery of two women troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) who shot dead a Pakistani intruder along the India-Pakistan international border in the Dera Baba Nanak sector of Punjab Sunday.

Gambhir powers KKR to an imposing total

April 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Captain Gautam Gambhir's stroke filled 93 powered Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to an imposing 190/4 in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Eden Gardens Saturday.

PM launches Rs.21,500 crore Bathinda refinery

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Bathinda (Punjab), April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday inaugurated the Rs.21,500 crore Guru Gobind Singh Refinery in Punjab's Bathinda district.

Punjab to complete river cleaning project by 2013

April 27, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) An ambitious Rs.2,332-crore project to clean the rivers of Punjab would be completed by December 2013, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here Friday.

Kashmiri youth survives tumor size of a cricket ball

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) It was a life-saving miracle for 22-year-old Kashmiri youth Majid Khan, who was operated upon at a hospital here for a tumor the size of a cricket ball, doctors said Friday. The condition was rare as the tumor burst into a blood vessel making Khan's condition potentially fatal.

Pak coach Whatmore to assess 12 short-listed fast bowlers at NCA camp

April 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27(ANI): Pakistan's selection committee has prepared a list of 12 fast bowlers to be supervised by coach Dav Whatmore at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.

I want to do something special for Pran saab: Arjun Rampal

April 26, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Arjun Rampal, who will portray Sher Khan in "Zanjeer" remake, a character Pran played in the 1973 blockbuster, says he wants to do something special for the legendary actor.

Salim Khan likes 'Vicky Donor', gives his Filmfare trophy to Sircar

April 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Director Shoojit Sircar, who is elated with the success of "Vicky Donor", has another reason to celebrate. Veteran Scriptwriter Salim Khan liked his film on sperm donation so much that he has given him his Filmfare trophy as a token of appreciation.

Sajid's favourite superhero? Supremo!

April 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Viewers love Superman, Spiderman and Batman, but director Sajid Khan says little-known Supremo, a 1980s comic book character based on megastar Amitabh Bachchan, is his favourite superhero.

'Allow wheat exports to Pakistan, CIS countries'

April 25, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Punjab Tuesday asked the central government to allow the export of wheat to Pakistan and CIS countries through the Attari checkpost as the state's produce may cross a record 115 lakh tonnes this year.

'Boy-tox' trend sees men becoming hooked on cosmetic fillers

April 24, 2012 at 6:04 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): More and more men are plumping for wrinkle-smoothing injections in a bid to look younger, says an expert.

Newly-weds argue, commit suicide in Pakistan

April 24, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) A newly-wed couple died after they swallowed poisonous pills following an argument in Pakistan's Lahore city.

Punjab government takes on Thapar University

April 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought a complete report on the status of the private Thapar University following the controversy over abolition of Punjab quota seats in engineering and technical courses there, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said Monday.

Soldier, another arrested for 'magic mirror' fraud

April 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) Two men, including an army soldier, were arrested in Rajasthan Monday for duping a property dealer of Rs.60 million on the pretext of selling him a magic mirror, police said.

Punjab to link all cities with highways

April 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) All major cities in Punjab will be linked with four and six-laned highways at a cost of Rs.8,528 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said here Monday.

Imran Khan calls for both Indo-Pak troops withdrawal from Siachen Glacier

April 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Lahore, Apr 23(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has called on for the demilitarization of the Siachen Glacier, adding that it is proving to be costly for both India and Pakistan in terms of resources.

Pakistan must not leave Siachen unilaterally: Imran Khan

April 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Pakistan should not unilaterally withdraw its forces from Siachen, the world's highest battleground, opposition leader Imran Khan has said.

Pak cricketer Junaid Khan recovers from knee injury

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Karachi, Apr 22 (ANI): Left-arm Pakistani pace bowler Junaid Khan is said to have recovered from his knee injury and is now all set to join Lancashire County Cricket Club as their overseas player this year, reported on Saturday.

Pakistan to hold national boxing championships

April 22, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) Pakistan, none of whose pugilists have qualified for the 2012 London Olympics, will conduct its 34th national boxing championships from Monday in the eastern city of Lahore.

Over 140 who fled Pakistan prison back in jail

April 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) As many as 143 of the 384 inmates who fled a prison in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province following an audacious Taliban attack are back in jail, an official said.

ANP backs Sharif's call for Siachen troop withdrawal

April 22, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Islamabad, April 22(ANI): The Awami National Party (ANP) has backed Pakistan Muslim League-N president Nawaz Sharif's call for the withdrawal of troops and the demilitarisation of the Siachen Glacier.

'Your leaders are afraid of you, Imran Khan tells voters

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Quetta, Apr 21(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan exhorted Quetta residents at a rally by saying that the leaders of the country are afraid of the very people who have elected them.

Punjab to frame policy to curb drug addiction

April 20, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The Punjab government will soon have in place a policy to curb drug addiction among the people, especially among the youths of the state, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here Friday.

Punjab seeks centre's help over Thapar University quota

April 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought the intervention of the central government on the controversy over the Thapar University in Patiala abolishing the 50 percent reservation quota in its courses for students of the state.

Pakistan mulls NATO toll tax

April 19, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan Communications Minister Arbab Alamgir Khan has proposed a levy of $1,000 on each NATO truck transporting vital supplies through the country to the coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Pakistan does a U-turn, says no change in Siachen policy

April 19, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) A day after Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said his country favoured talks with India to demilitarize Siachen, the world's highest battleground, Islamabad Thursday said there was no change in its stance on the disputed glacier.

Imran Khan against 'unilateral' withdrawal of troops from Siachen Glacier

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Islamabad, Apr 19(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said the withdrawal of troops from the Siachen Glacier should not be unilateral.

Hopes recede of finding survivors in collapsed Punjab factory

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Jalandhar, April 18 (IANS) Hopes of finding more survivors in the collapsed four-storeyed blanket manufacturing factory in Jalandhar began to recede Wednesday evening though a teenaged boy was pulled out of the debris earlier in the day after almost 55 hours of the collapse that has claimed 10 lives so far.

'Rogue' nuke scientist AQ Khan wants to join Imran Khan's party

April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Islamabad, Apr 18(ANI): The father of Pakistan's nuclear programme, Abdul Qadir Khan is keen to pursue a career in politics, and Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) is his favored destination.

Pakistani cricketers ecstatic following confirmation of Bangladesh tour

April 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Islamabad, Apr 18(ANI): Pakistani players have expressed their joyousness after Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed it's short two-match tour to the troubled nation.

Worker rescued 55 hours after Jalandhar factory collapse

April 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Jalandhar, April 18 (IANS) A teenage boy was pulled out from the debris of the collapsed blanket factory here Wednesday, nearly 55 hours after the four-storey building had been flattened, police said. Many more people could still be trapped, officials said as rescue efforts continued for the third day.

Rescuers struggle to save buried workers in Punjab

April 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Jalandhar, April 17 (IANS) Rescuers Tuesday raced against time in Punjab's Jalandhar city to save the lives of dozens of garment workers who were trapped under the debris of a factory building that collapsed two days ago, killing six people, police said.

Pakistani jailbreak: senior officials transferred

April 17, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Four senior officials have been transferred after Taliban militants stormed a jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and freed about 400 prisoners, a media report said Tuesday.

Industrialist held after factory collapse leaves six dead

April 17, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Jalandhar (Punjab), April 17 (IANS) Prominent industrialist Sheetal Vij has been arrested after a factory building owned by him collapsed, leaving at least six workers dead and many trapped under the debris, police said Tuesday as rescue teams continued to hunt for survivors.

Jayalalithaa, Modi and Patnaik meet

April 16, 2012 at 11:51 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday met her Odisha and Gujarat counterparts, Naveen Patnaik and Narendra Modi, leading to speculation about their joining hands on the issue of federalism and firming up opposition to the central government's policies, particularly the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Jalandhar factory collapse kills two, probe ordered

April 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Jalandhar (Punjab), April 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday evening ordered an inquiry into the collapse of the building of a blanket factory here late Sunday night which left two people dead and several others trapped under the debris.

British Muslim faces war crimes charges in Bangladesh

April 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM

London, April 16 (IANS) A top Muslim activist in Britain -- a former Bangladeshi citizen -- has been accused of involvement in the abduction and murder of intellectuals during Bangladesh's struggle for independence in the 1970s.

Being a Khan doesn't guarantee success: Irrfan

April 16, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Irrfan was Bollywood's Khan with a difference, until he dropped his surname. He is unhappy with the way his decision is being talked about in the industry, and says being a Khan does not translate into success.

Won't support drone strikes even if an angel came in uniform: Imran Khan

April 16, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Karachi, Apr 16(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said he will never support the unconstitutional step of carrying out drone strikes in Pakistan.

Centre to convene crucial CMs meet on Internal Security today

April 16, 2012 at 12:01 PM

A crucial meet of Chief Ministers of all states is set to begin today in New Delhi for discussing on country's internal security concern and strengthening intelligence capabilities and border securities......

Top UK Muslim leader faces war crimes charges during Bangladesh freedom struggle

April 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

London, Apr 16 (ANI): One of Britain's top Muslim activists will face war crime charges for involvement in the abduction and murder of 'intellectuals' during Bangladesh's struggle for independence in the 1970s.

Kolkata rape: Accused declared proclaimed offender

April 15, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Kader Khan, absconding prime accused in the alleged rape of an Anglo-Indian woman in a moving car here in February, has been declared a proclaimed offender by a city court, police said Sunday.

Mongolian hero Genghis Khan statue unveiled in London

April 15, 2012 at 7:13 PM

To understand and acknowledge the Asian culture in better way, a bronze sculpture of Mongolian hero Genghis Khan has bpeen unveiled in London. The 2,714 kg weight of sculpture will be helpful in disseminating the focus on the Asian Culture.......

Imran Khan describes US war on terror as Pak's 'gravest problem'

April 15, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Lahore, Apr 15(ANI): Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf chairperson Imran Khan has described the US' war on terror as the 'gravest problem' inflicting the country, which has killed tens of thousands of people so far.

Pak provincial minister says Imran's 'Noora Kushti' has exposed dual standards

April 15, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Lahore, Apr 15(ANI): Pakistan's Provincial Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah Khan said that Imran Khan is internationally well-known for "Noora Kushti" (match- fixing) in the political arena and his frequent summersaults have exposed his dual standards.

Genghis Khan statue unveiled in London

April 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM

London, April 15 (IANS) A bronze sculpture of Mongolian hero Genghis Khan has been unveiled in London in order for visitors to "understand Asian culture" better.

India asks US to avoid SRK-type incidents

April 14, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Washington, April 14 (IANS) After the outrage in India over the detention of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan at a US airport, New Delhi has asked Washington to take steps to avoid such incidents in the future.

Shah Rukh victim of US random selection system

April 14, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Chicago, April 14 (IANS) When India's star actor Shah Rukh Khan was detained and questioned for two hours at the Newark International Airport in August, 2009, the action could well have been a result of the random selection parameter built into the U. immigration's security system rather than only racial profiling.

Akalis, BJP build on new, secular identity (Punjab Newsletter)

April 14, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) The 2012 assembly elections in Punjab brought out a new dimension in the politics of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and its alliance partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Both parties, hitherto identified with their strong Sikh and Hindu ideology respectively, have now successfully experimented with something more secular.

Imran Khan rejects Pak parliament's new recommendations on re- engagement with US

April 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Islamabad, Apr 15(ANI): The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has rejected new recommendations passed by the Pakistan parliament on re-engagement with the US and called on the government to review its decision.

No profiling or pattern in Shah Rukh detention, says US

April 14, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Washington, April 14 (IANS) Caught on the wrong foot over the detaining of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan at a US airport twice, Washington has asserted it was not a case of racial profiling or a pattern.

Punjab to plant trees along all highways

April 13, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) As Punjab celebrated the Baisakhi harvest festival Friday, the state government announced it was launching a major sapling plantation drive on vacant land along national and state highways in the state.

New checkpost opened at Attari, to boost sub-continental trade

April 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Trade between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of the newly-built integrated check post (ICP) at Attari, along the international border between the two neighbours.

US apologises for frisking SRK

April 13, 2012 at 7:39 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The US Friday apologised to Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan for "an inconvenience" experienced by him at the White Plains airport in New York while on a visit.

SRK again detained at US airport, India tells US sorry won't do

April 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM

New York/New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was detained at a New York airport for two hours Thursday, sparking outrage in India. The US immigration authorities apologised for the incident, but that did not seem to pacify New Delhi that reacted sharply, telling Washington this 'habit of detention and then apology' won't do.

It was nice, as it always happens, says Shah Rukh

April 13, 2012 at 6:27 PM

New York, April 13 (IANS) Unfazed by his detention at a New York airport by US immigration authorities for a couple of hours, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, joked about the incident later at Yale University, where he was honoured as a Chubb Fellow.

New integrated checkpost opened at Attari, to boost Indo-Pak trade

April 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Trade between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of the newly-constructed integrated check post (ICP) at Attari, along the international border between the two neighbours.

New integrated check post opens at Attari

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Business between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of a newly constructed integrated check post (ICP) at Attari, along the international border between India and Pakistan.

Amarinder, supporters storm police station against 'false' cases

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Accompanied by a number of party workers and leaders, Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Amarinder Singh Friday stormed into the Dayalpura police station in Rampura Phul assembly constituency to protest against 'false" cases being slapped on Congress leaders and workers by the police.

Shah Rukh Khan detained again at NYK airport(Second Lead)

April 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

New York, April 13 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has millions of fans in India and around the world, was detained at New York's White Plains airport for two hours Thursday as he arrived to visit Yale University, where he was honoured as a Chubb Fellow.

Court slams Gujarat, spares Teest in mass grave case

April 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) In a relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, the Supreme Court Friday stayed all the proceedings against her in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots case involving exhumation of unidentified bodies buried at Lunawada in the state.

Shahrukh Khan Mocks America at Yale Crowds after 'detention'

April 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM

'Bollywood Baadshah' and 'King Khan' Shahrukh Khan who is a known for his humour and quick-wittiness cracked jokes on America while addressing to students at Yale University after getting freed from White Plain airport where US immigration officers have stopped him for interrogation.....

Shah Rukh Khan charms Yale crowd

April 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM

New Haven (Connecticut), April 13 (IANS) Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan enthralled the students of Yale University as he came to the Ivy League institution as a Chubb Fellow, one of its top honours.

Shah Rukh Khan detained at New York airport

April 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM

New York, April 13 (IANS) Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was detained at New York airport for two hours Thursday as he arrived to visit Yale University, where he was honoured as a Chubb Fellow.

Bukhari calls on Mulayam, seeks more Muslim say in governance

April 13, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) An upset Imam Bukhari of the Delhi Jama Masjid met Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday to voice his disappointment over the party denying his brother a Rajya Sabha seat and also demanded fair representation of Muslims in the government.

Imran Khan pandering to extremist agendas instead of weaning them away: Article

April 12, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Karachi, Apr 12(ANI): Imran Khan- led Pakistan Tehrik- e Insaaf (PTI) is seemingly pandering to the hateful extremist agendas instead of weaning them away, an article in a Pakistan daily has said.

Finally, Kamal Haasan ready to endorse brands

April 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Kamal Haasan, who has so far stayed away from endorsements, has collaborated with the leading celebrity and talent management firm Alliance Media & Entertainment Pvt Ltd and is now ready to endorse brands. The Tamil superstar has entered this new field to raise funds for social causes he is associated with.

Meet perfectionist Abhay Deol (Movie Snippets)

April 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Actor Abhay Deol has left no stone unturned to make his character of an IAS officer in "Shanghai" look authentic.

Imran Khan claims Pak Govt shut NATO supply routes to get better financial returns

April 10, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Islamabad, Apr 10(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan has claimed that the Pakistan government has sealed the NATO supply routes for reaping better financial returns.

Punjab gets 21 new chief parliamentary secretaries

April 10, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Brushing aside criticism of adding further financial and administrative burden on the debt-ridden Punjab government, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday went ahead with the swearing-in of 21 new Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPS) in his government.

'Punjab will continue free power supply subsidy'

April 9, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday said that the state government was committed to continuing free power to the farmers and the weaker sections of people in the state through its power subsidy.

AQ Khan rules out Pak's nuke programme rollback

April 9, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Islamabad, Apr 9(ANI): Rogue nuclear scientist and architect of Pakistan's nuclear programme Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has ruled out the possibility of any rollback of the country's nuclear programme.

Musharraf may have become 'Gorbachev of Pak' if he had more time in power: AQ Khan

April 9, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Islamabad, Apr 9(ANI): Renowned nuclear scientist and architect of Pakistan's nuclear programme Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has claimed that former President Pervez Musharraf had caused enormous damage to the country and could have proved to be the Gorbachev of Pakistan', had he stayed in power for more time.

Slain Baloch leader Bugti's grandson fears for life if he returns to Pak

April 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Karachi, Apr 8(ANI): Slain Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's grandson Brahamdagh Bugti has expressed fears that the Pakistan authorities will kill him if he returns to his home country from his self-exile in Europe.

Item songs have become first look of films: Sunidhi

April 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Versatile singer Sunidhi Chauhan, who has given some of the best item songs to Bollywood, says she sees them as special songs that are now treated as the first look of movies.

Swann jumps to fourth in Test rankings

April 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Dubai, April 8 (IANS) Off-spinner Graeme Swann's 10-wicket haul not only helped England to a Test victory in Colombo but also lifted him six places to fourth spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test bowling rankings - just one place behind team mate James Anderson.

My focus is on quality, not quantity: Zarine

April 7, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actress Zarine Khan has featured in just two films in her two-year-old career in Bollywood. She says it's because she is more focused on quality, rather that quantity.

Record 21 chief parliamentary secretaries in Punjab

April 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) Setting a record of sorts, there will be 21 chief parliamentary secretaries in Punjab's Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

Punjab to amend canal law to prevent water theft

April 5, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) The Punjab government is likely to amend the Northern India Canal and Drainage Act of 1873 to check the growing malpractice of water theft in the state, a spokesman said here Thursday.

Foodgrain pile up scare in Punjab

April 4, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) With huge stocks of wheat and rice occupying foodgrain storage facilities across Punjab, the government has set the alarm bells ringing of its "problem of plenty" with the next procurement season for wheat having already started, an official said Wednesday.

Salman wants to re-visit Kashmir (Movie Snippets)

April 3, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor Salman Khan, whose work keeps him so busy that he never gets time to see places as a traveller, says he wants to re-visit Kashmir and tour the valley.

CMs' meet to debate NCTC on May 5: Chidamabaram

April 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of most of the non-Congress ruled states, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said that the government will hold a meeting of chief ministers on May 5 to discuss setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Censor beeps dialogue in 'Rowdy Rathore' trailer

April 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) The trailer of "Rowdy Rathore" has not only got an U/A certificate but the censor board has also beeped one of the dialogues of its lead actor Akshay Kumar.

Designer Shabina Khan turns producer with 'Rowdy Rathore'

April 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Designer Shabina Khan has turned co-producer with the forthcoming film "Rowdy Rathore" and says she is not the official designer for the action movie but has created few costumes for Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha.

Shah Rukh Khan becomes Yale's Chubb Fellow

April 3, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Washington, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan will join the roster of Yale University's Chubb Fellows, one of the Ivy League institution's highest honours, April 12 for promoting human ideals through art.

Punjab to fill all vacancies of teachers

April 2, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced that all vacancies of school and college teachers will be filled soon.

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