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Sunny Leone 'Bollywood's No. 1 actress'

Sunny Leone 'Bollywood's No. 1 actress'

Actor Tusshar Kapoor has had a "lovely" experience working with Sunny Leone in "Mastizaade". In fact, he feels she's the top actress in the Hindi film industry, reports The Times of India. "It was a lovely experience working with her (Sunny). She is a wonderful actress and such a nice human being. She is the number one actress in Bollywood, so I think it ('Mastizaade') should be a blockbuster film," Tusshar said yesterday. In the film, directed by Milap Zaveri, Sunny will play the role of Laila Lele. The film...

Fire kills 8 in India

Fire kills 8 in India

Police say a fire in a timber shop has burned to death eight people on the outskirts of Mumbai, India's financial capital. Police officer Ramesh Patil says the victims were workers sleeping in the shop in Bhiwandi area in western Maharashtra state. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, which broke out early Saturday. The...

Why is Bollywood film PK controversial?

Why is Bollywood film PK controversial?

Bollywood is famous for its dance routines, dramatic visuals and songs across the world. But India's most popular movie industry also produces films that initiate social debates on issues that matter to the country. Aamir Khan's PK is one such movie. It questions superstitions in a country where religion is deeply rooted in social consciousness...

Modi greets Sharif on his 64th birthday

Modi greets Sharif on his 64th birthday

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his 65th birth anniversary. On his birthday, I convey my good wishes to Mr. Nawaz Sharif and I pray that Almighty blesses him with good health. @MaryamNSharif — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 25, 2014 The Indian premier took to twitter for extending...

Hindu state campaign discomfits Modi govt

Hindu state campaign discomfits Modi govt

A series of reported religious re-conversion by outfits lined to India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's description of India as a “Hindu rashtra (state)” has led to repeated disruption to the proceedings in the winter session of parliament by the opposition adamant on seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sensitive issue. The worst-hit by the disruption was the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, where Modi's party does not have a majority, raising the spectre of non-passage of some of the crucial legislations relating to economic reforms like increasing foreign direct investment in insurance sector and to overhaul the scam-hit coal exploration sector. Protests by...

Bangladeshis must leave or turn Hindu: Bajrang Dal

Bangladeshis must leave or turn Hindu: Bajrang Dal

Balraj Dungar, convenor of the Bajrang Dal for Meerut, said on Tuesday that Bangladeshis living in India must either leave the country or convert to Hinduism, reports The Times of India. "Our first demand is that they must leave the country, as they are abusing our resources. However, if they wish to live here,...

Urban Guerrilla Asad Part 1

Urban Guerrilla Asad Part 1

Muktijoddha (Freedom Fighter) and renowned actor Raisul Islam Asad tells his stories of dangerous guerrilla missions he took part in Dhaka city during the Liberation War in 1971. Also watch Part 2

I have proof against Mamata: Kunal

I have proof against Mamata: Kunal

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday told a city sessions court that he had documentary evidence against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and party's national secretary Mukul Roy in the Saradha case and wanted to hand it over to CBI. Ghosh urged the court to pass directives in this regard, reports...

Google's Android One rolls out to Bangladesh

Google's Android One rolls out to Bangladesh

Android One, the Google-developed platform designed to bring its mobile operating system to developing countries around the world, is expanding outside of India, including Bangladesh. Last Thursday, Micromax in association with Google launched the very first Android One powered handset ‘Canvas A1’ in the market.   This model of handset is now available for purchase...

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India wins the Kashmir elections

AS political parties wait, with either bated breath or resigned despair, for poll results on December 23, one thing is already clear: India has won the Kashmir elections. There was no violence, which is the terrorist's only hope against the power of democracy. The turnout, including in the core strongholds of extremists, was either extraordinary or exceptional. And the crowds that came to greet and cheer Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the valley were unprecedented for any leader from outside...

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