November, 2017


‘Padmavati’ passes Brit censor test; education officer in MP issues circular banning its songs in schools

Padmavati, Brit censor test, education officer, MP, circular, schools

New Delhi/Bhopal/London: Sanjay Leela Bhansali flick Padmavati, mired in a huge row at home, was cleared uncut by British censors even as the Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to hear a plea seeking directions that the movie is not released outside India on December 1. A functionary at Viacom 18, however, said there was no plan to release the film globally without it being cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The controversy over the alleged “distortion of history” raged on with an education officer in Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas district issuingRead More

India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar ties knot with Nupur Nagar

India pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Nupur Nagar

Meerut: Bhuvneshwar Kumar tied the knot with Nupur Nagar on Thursday. The pacer had been released by the BCCI for the occasion after India’s first Test against Sri Lanka. Bhuvi’s better half works as an engineer in Greater Noida. Nupur Nagar and the Indian pacer have reportedly stayed in the same locality. Pacer’s team mates from the Indian team were not able to attend the wedding as most of them are in Nagpur preparing for the second Test against Sri Lanka. But Bhuvneshwar’s father Kiran Pal Singh had said thatRead More

Delhi: 4-year-old ‘rapes’ girl in class using finger, pencil; booked under POCSO by cops

Delhi, 4-year-old 'rapes' girl, finger, pencil, POCSO, cops

Delhi: A four-year-old allegedly raped his classmate in a reputed school in Dwarka, New Delhi. The mother of the four-year-old girl alleged the boy used his finger and a sharpened pencil to assault her daughter sexually. Media reports said that the Delhi Police has booked the accused for ‘raping’ his classmate, who is also four- year-old. The alleged incident took place last Friday and according to the girl’s mother the four-year-old returned from the school and narrated the ordeal to her. Later, she told her father about the incident overRead More

Muslim teachers attacked for covering their heads in UP’s Baghpat, assailants also attempted to throw them out of train

Muslim teachers, attacked, UP's Baghpat, assailants, train

Lucknow: Three Muslim teachers (‘maulvis’) were attacked with sharp objects by unknown assailants who also allegedly tried to throw them off a moving train in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district on Thursday. News agency ANI reported that the three Muslim men were attacked by six or seven men while deboarding their train reportedly after an argument over covering their heads. All three have been admitted to a hospital, said a TV report. Reports said the train was about to reach the village Aheda in Baghpat when the Muslim men started toRead More

Judwaa 2 actor Varun Dhawan took a selfie on the road but ended up with a challan

Judwaa 2, actor, Varun Dhawan, selfie, challan

Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan has got into trouble for clicking a selfie with a fan. The actor was stuck in traffic and a lucky fan stuck right next to him got an opportunity to get a picture with him. The moment must be unforgettable for the fan but now even Varun won’t forget about it anytime soon. Mumbai Police is pretty savage with its social media game and they sent a message for Varun via their Twitter handle. The message said, “.@Varun_dvn These adventures surely work on D silver screenRead More

Former India speedster Zaheer Khan marries Sagarika Ghatge

India speedster, Zaheer Khan, Sagarika Ghatge

Mumbai: Former India speedster Zaheer Khan and Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge had a registered marriage on Thursday morning. Anjana Sharma, the Head of Business and Brand marketing for Zaheer Khan’s Prosport Fitness Studio, shared the photos of the newlywed couple. Anjana wrote along with Zaheer and Sagarika’s picture, “And its done…my last partner in crime…@zaheer_khan34 @sagarikaghatge …let the party begin.” The court marriage will be followed by a grand reception for Bollywood celebs and Zaheer Team India colleagues on November 27 in Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace and Tower. Sagarika lookedRead More

Ryan International murder case: Schoolbus conductor Ashok Kumar released from jail

Ryan International murder case, Schoolbus conductor, Ashok Kumar, released, jail

Gurgaon: School bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who was arrested in connection with the killing of seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur, was released from jail on Wednesday, a day after a Gurgaon court granted him bail. After he was freed from the Bhondsi jail, Kumar went straight to his house in Ghambroj village in Sohna. He was accompanied by his lawyer Mohit Verma and family members. The family did not allow the media to talk to Kumar. Residents and the head of the village reportedly helped Kumar’s father Amirchand collect a bail bond ofRead More

Hafiz Saeed is terrorist leader designated by UN and US: Trump administration

Hafiz Saeed, terrorist leader, UN, US, Trump administration

Washington: Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed is a terrorist leader designated by both the United Nations and the United States, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, hours after a Pakistani court ordered his release from detention. The banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah head, who carries a bounty of USD 10 million announced by the US for his role in terror activities, has been under detention since January this year. “The US is aware of media reports that Pakistan (court) ordered release of Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed from house arrest,”Read More

Padmavati: Rupani no to film in poll bound Gujarat; Khattar waits for censor call

Padmavati, Rupani, film, poll bound Gujarat, Khattar, censor

New Delhi/Ahmedabad/Chandigarh: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Wednesday that film ‘Padmavati’ was “hurting sentiments” and would not be screened in the poll bound state till issues were resolved even as a parliamentary panel sought a report from the I&B ministry and CBFC on the matter. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that a call on allowing the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed period drama in his state would be taken after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) decides on it. The row over the Bollywood flick, meanwhile, continued toRead More

Congress finally seals deal with Hardik Patel

Congress, seals deal, Hardik Patel

Ahmedabad: Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday announced his support to the Congress in the Gujarat Assembly election after it reached an understanding with him by promising job quotas to the agitating Patel community if it comes to power. Hardik Patel made the much-awaited announcement on behalf of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) at a crowded press conference here and said the PAAS was formally accepting the “workable formula” advanced by the Congress. “The Congress has accepted our demand for reservations with a formula that provides for benefits equivalent to OBCsRead More