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Opening day bonanza for ’2 States’ with over Rs.12 crore

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) — Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer “2 States”, which released Friday, raked... (more...)

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Movies help me reach more Indians: Chetan Bhagat

By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) — Four of Chetan Bhagat’s five novels have been adapted for the big... (more...)

Suraj Venjaramoodu gets best comedian award in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) — Suraj Venjaramoodu, who was jointly named the best actor at the National Film... (more...)

Dubbed for ‘…Spider-Man 2′ due to Jamie Foxx: Vivek Oberoi

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) — Actor Vivek Oberoi, who has dubbed for Jamie Foxx’s character of Electro in the Hindi... (more...)

Mom nervous about ‘Vallavanuku Pulluma’: Santhanam

Chennai, April 19 (IANS) — Comedian Santhanam, who’s playing lead in upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy “Vallavanuku... (more...)

Here’s your chance to share screen space with SRK

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) — If you wish to share the same frame as Shah Rukh Khan, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity... (more...)

Thankful ’2 States’ broke stereotype about me: Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) — After playing the action hero in “Ishaqzaade” and “Gunday”, Arjun... (more...)

Harshvardhan to go into two life spans in Mirza ‘Sahibaan’

By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) — The shooting of Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan’s debut film... (more...)

Nagarjuna to host Telugu KBC

Chennai, April 19 (IANS) — It’s official! Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna will host the Telugu version of popular quiz... (more...)

Amole Gupte deletes his cameo from ‘Hawaa Hawaai’

By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) — The very versatile and committed Amole Gupte is a reluctant actor. Proof... (more...)

G.V. Prakash credits his songs for his good looks

Chennai, April 19 (IANS) — Southern composer G.V. Prakash Kumar has turned actor with upcoming Tamil thriller “Pencil”.... (more...)

‘Damaal Dumeel’ a comedy of accidents (IANS Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi Film: “Damaal Dumeel”; Cast: Vaibhav Reddy, Remya Nambeesan, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Sayaji... (more...)

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Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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