Category Archives: Entertainment

Saira Banu, Jackie Shroff receive Raj Kapoor awards

  VETERAN actress Saira Banu and actor Jackie Shroff have been named for the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement and Raj Kapoor Special Contribution annual awards, respectively, by the Maharashtra government, Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde announced here on Wednesday.   Well-known Marathi film industry personalities Vikram Gokhale and Arun Nalawade have been named for the coveted V. Shantaram Lifetime ...

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Racing champion Ashwin Sundar, wife killed as BMW crashes into tree, catches fire

FORMER national racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife Nivedhitha died after their BMW hit a tree and caught fire in Chennai early on Saturday. The accident occurred at the city’s MRC Nagar area and a preliminary inquiry revealed that Sundar was behind the wheels of the luxury vehicle. Sundar and his wife, a doctor by profession, were trapped inside ...

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MS Dhoni survives fire scare; Jharkhand’s Vijay Hazare Trophy semifinal postponed

HE was staying in Dwarka where the incident happened. The former Indian skipper is in Delhi leading Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy semis against Bengal. According to TV reports, the mall next to the hotel caught fire first before the flames spread to the neighbouring building. No casualties were reported, Delhi Fire Services said. They added that they got ...

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Sandip Sahu arrested by UP STF in Mahesh Bhatt threat case

THE anti-extortion cell (AEC) of Mumbai police and special task force (STF), Uttar Pradesh have arrested one person in connection with the death threats given to Bollywood producer and director Mahesh Bhatt. A Mumbai police team has already been dispatched to UP to take custody of accused. The accused identified as Sandeep Sahu (24). Sahu claimed to be gang member ...

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Salman Khan given ‘benefit of doubt’, acquitted in arms act case

GIVING the benefit of doubt Bollywood actor Salman Khan acquitted by Jodhpur court in Rajasthan which held him not guilty of keeping an unlicensed weapon and using it during an alleged deer hunt in 1998. He had been charged under the Arms Act as part of several cases linked to the poaching of blackbuck. On October 1-2, 1998 besides the ...

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Singer Aaman Trikha launched soulful music album “MARHUM”

FAMOUS singer Aaman Trikha launched a melodious and soulful music album “MARHUM” of debutant singer Dr. Reena Mehta on January 14, 2017 the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti at “The View”, this song is dedicated to Indian Army. Beside Aaman Trikha, sensational actor Ajaz Khan (Big Boss fame), Ravi Khanna (Bajrangi Bhaijaan fame) and Arvind Kumar Waghela were present. Ratnakar ...

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OM Puri was extraordinary actor and person: Benegal

NOTED film maker and director, Shyam Benegal said his departed friend and actor Om Puri was an extraordinary actor and person while paying tributes to the legend at Mumbai Press Club Film Study Group gathering here on January 7, 2017. Benegal, who directed Puri in several movies and tele-serials such as ‘Discovery of India’, said Puri was one-of-a-kind who would ...

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Vocalist Pandit Jasraj visited the Mumbai Press Club

VETERAN vocalist Pandit Jasraj visited the Mumbai Press Club (MPC) on Wednesday . The octogenarian exponent, who belongs to the Mewati gharana of Hindustani classical music, was felicitated by MPC Secretary Dharmendra Jore and Treasurer Om Prakash Tiwari. Jasraj was born in Village Pili Mandori in erstwhile Hisar district of Haryana (now Fatehabad district) in a middle-class family to Motiram, ...

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Supreme Court removes Anurag Thakur as BCCI President, Ajay Shirke as secretary

THE Supreme Court on Monday ordered the removal of Anurag Thakur as chief of India’s cricket board BCCI and also BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke.. A bench comprising Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said that as an interim arrangement, the senior-most Vice President of the BCCI will act as the President and the Joint Secretary ...

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