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BJP releases first list of 184 candidates: Modi from Varanasi, Shah replaces Advani

[pullquote]Significant names in BJP’s first list: Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi, Amit Shah instead of LK Advani from Gandhinagar, Smriti Irani to fight Rahul Gandhi again Most ministers and sitting MPs have been retained[/pullquote] New Delhi: The BJP released its first list of 184 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. Predictably, Prime […]

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Bollywood celebs salute Indian soldiers on Kargil Day

Mumbai: Kargil Vijay Diwas marks the success of Operation Vijay. On 26 July 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders. Bollywood stars including Hema Malini, Abhishek Bachchan, Kailash Kher and Taapsee Pannu on Thursday paid tributes to Indian soldiers and martyrs on the occasion of Kargil Vijay […]

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India

Hema Malini, Maneka Gandhi advocate death sentence for rapists of children below 12 years

New Delhi: Veteran actor and BJP MP Hema Malini today echoed the views expressed by Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and demanded that rapists of children below 12 years must be “hanged to death”. Yesterday, Maneka said that she had asked her department to work on a proposal to amend the Protection of Children Against Sexual […]

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India

Fans, friends pay last respects to Sridevi

Mumbai: With flowers in their hands and a prayer for their screen idol on their lips, thousands of fans today joined Sridevi’s family and friends to pay their last respects at a hall where her body was placed ahead of the funeral. The body of the late actor, who died in Dubai on Saturday, was kept […]

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India

NGT directs Hema Malini to clear Holi debris on Yamuna floodplains

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed actor-turned-MP Hema Malini and the Mathura Vrindavan Development Authority to ensure removal of debris, if any, lying on the banks of Yamuna following preparations for two-day ‘Rangotsav’ festival. A bench headed by Jawad Rahim also directed the BJP MP from Mathura and the Authority to undo any […]

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India

Adityanath kicks off ‘Rasotsav’ in Mathura

Mathura: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today inaugurated the two-day Rasotsav, jointly organised by the state tourism department, the Brij Tirth Vikas Parishad and the Brajbhumi Vikas trust. Local MP, actress-turned-politician Hema Malini has been instrumental in organising the event which is being held at the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Veterinary Institute here. Speaking at the […]

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India

Such accidents occur due to high population: Hema on Mumbai fire

New Delhi: Reacting to the massive fire at a rooftop pub in Mumbai which claimed 14 lives, BJP MP Hema Malini today said such accidents occur due to high population and suggested that a population limit should be fixed for each city. The fire, which also injured 21 people, started after 12.30 am in the ‘1 […]