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Feed poor, celebrate in unity: Bollywood celebs on Diwali

By Subhash K JhaMumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Popular Bollywood celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar, Shatrughan Sinha, Asha Parekh and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have wished “Happy Diwali” to their fans and urged them to feed poor and celebrate the festival of lights in unity. Here’s what these celebs have said: Lata Mangeshkar: This Diwali, I wish people would not spend money on ... Read More »

Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers at LoC (Lead)

Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday celebrated Diwali with soldiers deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Official sources said Modi reached the Dawar Brigade headquarters of the Indian Army in the border town of Gurez. The Prime Minister will also visit the far-flung Tulial area near ... Read More »

Will go to court against Twitter: KRK

Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Actor Kamaal R. Khan, whose account on Twitter has again been suspended over personal remarks over Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, says he will take legal action against the micro-blogging site. Kamaal, whose account was earlier suspended on Diwali last year for giving bad review to actor-filmmaker Ajay Devgn’s “Shivaay”, says he will not return on the ... Read More »

Prime Minister celebrates Diwali with soldiers at LoC

Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in the border town of Gurez to celebrate Diwali with the soldiers protecting the country’s borders. Official reports said in summer capital Srinagar that the Prime Minister arrived at the Dawar Brigade headquarters of the Indian Army in Gurez border town on Thursday to celebrate Diwali with the soldiers ... Read More »

Enjoyed every minute: Hema on 50 years in showbiz

Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Veteran actress and politician Hema Malini, who celebrates her golden jubilee in the Indian entertainment industry with her biography “Beyond The Dreamgirl”, says she feels honoured to be a part of the film fraternity and has deftly spent every minute in showbiz. As many as 50 celebrities from the fraternity including Amitabh Bachchan, Vyjayanthimala, Lata Mangeshkar, ... Read More »

Virbhadra to file papers on Friday, BJP's Dhumal yet to decide

Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) Congress leader and six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will file his nomination papers for the November 9 assembly polls on Friday while his arch rival and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal is yet to decide a date to file papers. This time both political rivals are trying their luck from new seats. Virbhadra Singh ... Read More »

Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) West Bengal on Thursday plunged into religious fervour with simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations. A light spell of rain failed to dampen the spirits as devotees geared up for double celebrations this year, with Diwali and Kali Puja falling on the same day. Durga Puja hangover had barely subsided when preparations for the “twin dhamaka” ... Read More »

Facebook determining Messenger's role in Russian meddling

San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) A senior Facebook executive admitted Russian agents used its Messenger platform and that the company is still determining, alongside federal investigators, how Russian agents may have tried to influence the 2016 US presidential election, the Wall Street Journal reported. “My understanding is that it’s a very small number,” said David Marcus, Vice President, Facebook Messenger ... Read More »

Google honours astrophysicist Chandrasekhar with doodle (Lead)

Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Google on Thursday dedicated a special Doodle to mark the 107th birth anniversary of India-born US scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar who became the first astrophysicist to win the Nobel Prize for his treatise on the evolution of stars along with Willaim A. Fowler in 1983. The animated Goodle (Google + Doodle) set against a dark starry backdrop ... Read More »

Fire strikes Kolkata high rise

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) A fire enveloped the 16th floor of a high-rise building here on Thursday, officials said. The blaze erupted around 10.30 a.m. on a Diwali day in the server room of the Jeevan Sudha building in Chowringhee, the city’s central business district. As many as 14 fire tenders were pressed into service, West Bengal Fire and Emergency ... Read More »

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