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Crime

AAP councillor charged with murder, arson, rioting; Javed Akhtar says name Tahir ‘incidental’

Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar has reacted to the charges against AAP councillor Tahir Hussain, questioning Delhi Police’s style of functioning

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India

Waris Pathan exposes faultlines in Hindu community

While Waris Pathan’s comment was met with customary rebuke by ‘moderate’ Muslims, some Hindu reactionaries critiqued him and some slammed BJP

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India

शौकत कैफ़ी हुईं सुपुर्द-ए-ख़ाक (फ़ोटो गैलरी)

93 वर्ष की आयु में इप्टा और इवा की एक्टिविस्ट, नाटक व फिल्मों की अदाकारा, मरहूम कैफ़ी आज़मी के बेवा और शबाना व बाबा की अम्मा शौकत का इंतक़ाल हुआ

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Entertainment

Akhtar turns ‘nationalist’ while defending Chopra on Kashmir

Akhtar said, I know Priyanka Chopra personally she is a cultured, decent and educated person and the fact remains she is an Indian

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Elections

Akhtar, Yadav lead confusing campaigns for Kanhaiya Kumar

When Akhtar said the BJP was offering nothing more than a temple, the crowd did not appear to be believing in his words

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Entertainment

Producer of PM Narendra Modi responds to Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar and Sameer had wondered how their names figured in the credit roll of the film PM Narendra Modi when they had not written any song for it

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India

Javed Akhtar to pen lyrics for Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat-The Great Betrayal

Mumbai: Veteran writer Javed Akhtar is set to pen the lyrics for filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker’s period film Panipat-The Great Betrayal. Panipat marks the eighth collaboration between Akhtar and Gowariker. They have earlier worked together on Lagaan, Swades, Jodhaa Akbar, and Mohenjo Daro among others The film, which features Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt in […]

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Entertainment

Bollywood condemns those who defend rapists in the name of nationalism and Hindutva

Mumbai/New Delhi: Angry, ashamed and heartbroken is how the Indian film industry personalities described their feelings over the Unnao and Kathua rapes and demanded swift action against the perpetrators. Celebrities such as Javed Akhtar, Abhishek Bachchan, Swara Bhasker and Hansal Mehta took to social media to condemn the two brutal incidents that have shocked the […]

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Entertainment

Superstar Chandni returns home for the last time

Mumbai/Dubai: The body of Bollywood superstar Sridevi, whose sudden death triggered a frenzy of grief, disbelief and searching questions, was flown back to Mumbai after Dubai authorities determined that she had accidentally drowned in her hotel bathtub. Family members, including her film-maker husband Boney Kapoor and stepson Arjun Kapoor, brought her body in a private jet […]

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Entertainment

Deepika on cloud nine

Mumbai: Deepika Padukone is in the mood to celebrate. The strife is behind her, she says, and she is looking ahead. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmaavat was released this week after months of protests and threats, but the film’s leading lady said the tough times had been overtaken by the love of the audience. “At this […]