Daily Archives: May 18, 2017

Bollywood mourns demise of Reema Lagoo


The sudden demise of veteran actress Reema Lagoo has left the film industry and her fans in shock. The senior actress passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in Mumbai. The actress has played the reel mom of several Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Dutt and many more in several blockbusters like ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Kal ...

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Union Environment Minister Anil Dave dead


Environment Minister Anil Dave, a long-time RSS member best known for crafting the BJP strategy to unseat Congress stalwart Digvijay Singh as Madhya Pradesh chief minister in 2003, died here today. 60-year-old Dave complained of uneasiness at his home this morning and was rushed to AIIMS where he died, according to official sources. Dave was a bachelor. Prime Minister Narendra ...

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Uttarakhand Cabinet approves 2% cess to be levied on liquor


A 2 per cent cess will be levied on the sale of liquor by the state government as part of the new excise policy effective from June 1, which was approved yesterday by the Cabinet. Rather than announcing major changes in the excise policy, the new BJP government has only fiddled with the old policy and announced a few changes ...

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KKR survive rain scare to beat Sunrisers; to play Mumbai in Qualifier 2


Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders defeated title holders Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets via Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-truncated Indian Premier League Eliminator to enter the Qualifier 2 of the tournament, in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Opting to bowl first, KKR produced a disciplined bowling and fielding effort to first restrict Sunrisers to a modest 128 for seven and then overwhelmed ...

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Cabinet gives nod to set up 10 new Atomic Power Plants


New plants to generate 33,400 jobs, Rs 70,000-crore opportunity The government has approved a Rs 70,000-crore quantum leap in India’s nuclear energy generation capacity and a new transparent policy for fuel supply to thermal power plants that reflects the country’s swift progress from scarcity to sufficiency of domestic coal. India will set up 7,000 megawatts of nuclear capacity with 10 ...

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Mussoorie Moutain Festival begins from today


It’s back with a bang in a new avatar — the Mussoorie Writers’ Mountain Festival (MWMF) is now the Mussoorie Mountain Festival (MMF). The three-day gala event will kick off on Thursday with the screening of selected films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival world tour and a music concert by Naga Folk and Blues performer Rewben Mashangva. The eighth ...

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