Monthly Archives: April 2019

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections, 2019


The selections for National Film Awards are made by an independent and impartial jury consisting of eminent film makers and film personalities and declared in the month of April every year. However, this year elections to the 17th Lok Sabha and the Legislative Assemblies of four states are underway and the Awards also include one for the most film friendly ...

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Man hacked to death outside booth during polling in WB

A 55-year-old daily wage labourer, claimed to be a Congress activist, was hacked to death outside a polling booth in Murshidabad Lok Sabha seat, a senior official at the Election Commission said. The Congress alleged that it was the handiwork of the Trinamool Congress but the ruling party denied the charge. Three other persons were also injured in the incident, ...

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64.66 voter turnout in phase 3 of LS polls: EC

Over 64 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the third phase of Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday, the Election Commission said. In the third phase, voting was held in 116 Lok Sabha seats, including all constituencies in Gujarat and Kerala, with BJP president Amit Shah, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and several Union ministers among prominent candidates in the fray. ...

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Film star Sunny Deol joins BJP


Bollywood actor Sunny Deol joined the BJP here on Tuesday in the presence of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Deol met BJP president Amit Shah at Pune airport briefly last week. “The way my father (film star Dharmendra) was attached with Atalji, today I have come to join Modiji,” said Deol. “Whatever I can do for ...

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Rahul Gandhi expresses regret over his remarks on Rafale verdict in SC

Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed regret in the Supreme Court on Monday over his remarks in connection with the Rafale judgment which the apex court had said was “incorrectly attributed” to it. The apex court on April 15 had given a categorical clarification that in its Rafale judgment there was no occasion for it to make a mention of the ...

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Sensex tanks over 300 pts


The benchmark BSE Sensex cracked over 300 points in early trade Monday tracking losses in index heavyweights RIL, HDFC and ICICI Bank, amid weak global cues, sinking rupee and soaring crude oil prices. The 30-share index was trading 309.56 points or 0.79 per cent lower at 38,830.72. The NSE Nifty too plunged to 101.80 points, or 0.87 per cent, to ...

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‘Andhadhun’ crosses Rs 300 cr mark at China box office


Thriller drama “Andhadhun” emerged a major box office draw in China raking in a record collection of over Rs 300 crore (USD 43.4 million), the makers announced Monday. The film, featuring Tabu, Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte and Anil Dhawan in key roles, is a murder drama at the centre of which is a pianist who may or may not be ...

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Reputation is the only thing which a judge has: CJI Gogoi


Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi Saturday said that “reputation” is the only thing which a judge has and if it will be attacked on baseless allegations of sexual harassment, no “sane person” will come forward to take up judgeship. “If such things will happen then no judge is going to decide matters. He (judge) will say why should I ...

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Pakistan deplores India’s decision to suspend cross-LoC trade


Pakistan on Sunday deplored India’s “unilateral” decision to suspend cross-LoC trade and rejected the allegations regarding its “misuse” by elements from across the border to smuggle weapons, narcotics, fake currency and foment terrorism. Hardening its stand against Pakistan, India on Thursday indefinitely suspended cross-border trade at two points along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir after reports of ...

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Campaign ends for five LS seats in Bihar


Campaign ended on Sunday for five Lok Sabha seats in Bihar Madhepura, Supaul, Araria, Jhanjharpur and Khagaria all of which go to polls in the third phase of general elections on April 23. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi held rallies at Araria and Supaul respectively, barely 50 kilometres apart, on the penultimate day of campaigning on ...

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