Prashantt’s Mumbai film journey ‘gruesomely tough’

New Delhi, March 13  Actor Prashantt Guptha, who has featured in Bollywood films such as “Neerja” and “Issaq”, says owing to nepotism, favouritism, or other ‘isms’, his journey in Mumbai has been gruesomely tough. He is excited about his upcoming international movie “A New Christmas”. “It is a true breakthrough, not only for me as […]

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MCC: Goa government website displays CM’s picture

Panaji, March 13 With the model code of conduct coming into force, the government websites have removed pictures of the Prime Minister and other Union ministers, but the Goa government website is yet to comply with the rule. The Goa government website on Wednesday continued to display photograph of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Most state […]

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Declare all Bengal vote booths sensitive: Congress

Kolkata, March 13  The West Bengal Congress leadership here on Wednesday urged the Election Commission to declare all 77,000 Lok Sabha polling booths in the state “sensitive” and deploy adequate number of central force personnel there. Accusing the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of resorting to violence to create a […]

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BJP tickets for phase I, II polls by March 18: Gehlot

Dehradun, March 13 Declaring winnability as the sole criteria for getting party tickets in the forthcoming polls, Union Social Justice Minister Thawarchand Gehlot here on Wednesday said the BJP’s ticket distribution process for the first and second phases of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections is likely to be completed by March 18. “The BJP’s central […]

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SC slams Assam’s casual approach to illegal immigrants

New Delhi, March 13  The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Assam government for its “lackadaisical approach” in detecting and deporting the over 50,000 foreigners whose presence in the state was once described, by the top court, as “external aggression”. Noting that the Assam government had identified just 900 foreigners staying in the state without […]

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Odisha Congress to give priority to women candidates

Bhubaneswar, March 13  Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee President Niranjan Patnaik on Wednesday said the party will give priority to women during distribution of tickets for the upcoming general and Assembly elections in the state. He said the party high command has asked them to put special emphasis on giving more tickets to women. “As per […]

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Won’t allow misuse of vehicle data, says government

New Delhi, March 13 Days after it cleared a policy to share vehicle registration data collected by the Road Transport Ministry, the government on Wednesday said all checks and balances would be put in place to ensure that the data shared under the policy is not misused. The “bulk data sharing” policy, which would enable the […]

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