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MISSING COMEDY

BY T N ASHOK / Historically comedy has been the piece de resistance of Indian films, whether from the south or the north. For almost five decades of the more than seven decade era of Indian films, comedy was a must and often movies had a parallel comedy track. It was like an insurance policy for the financiers, if the main story was not appealing, the parallel comedy track..

Sex and Octopus

BY BOSCO CELESTINE / Even after death,the popularity of Paul Octopus, who shot to fame during this World Cup Soccer in South Africa has not diminished.
So many powerful Presidents and Prime Ministers have died but failed to find space in news papers and electronic channels the world over as Paul’s demise in an aquarium in Germany. “Paul amazed the world by correctly ..

RE-SURGENCE OF KHADI

By ANGSHUMAN DEY/ Khadi and non-violence were two powerful weapons with which Mahatma Gandhi equipped Indians to throw out British colonial rulers. In 1920, Indian National Congress had at its Nagpur session first declared its aim to promote khadi as the nationalist fabric which Gandhi referred to as “livery of freedom”. Soon, khadi became the symbol of defiance as massive ..

Fairy Queen back on track

The ‘Fairy Queen’, the oldest surviving functional steam engine in the world is once again ready to entice the people. The historical train would be on track between National Capital Delhi and Sariska National Park, Alwar, Rajasthan. The majestic Fairy Queen rolled out for the erstwhile East Indian Railway. For the first time after 1908, the Fairy Queen rolled again on ..

Date : The Superfruit From Arabian Desert

Here comes Holy Ramadan, the month of fasting, prayers, charity, abstinence, spirituality, tolerance, family and social bonding, and other rewarding deeds.

Unfortunately, some of us misinterpret or are unaware of the concept, implication, and benefits of fasting during Ramadan. The practice of fasting is not meant to deprive the body of food, but to detoxify and purify ..

Repository of knowledge and harmony

Khuda Bakhsh Library is not merely a library; in fact it is a nucleus of multi-dimensional activities. It caters to the needs of intellectuals and scholars, promotes research, advocates communal harmony and also serves public. During the last fifty years it has organised about 200 extension lectures, talks, group discussions and debates. Eminent personalities have delivered..

Taj is most popular Asian destination

NEW DELHI (TIA /AGENCIES)- India’s most beautiful architectural monument, Taj Mahal has been chosen as most popular Asian destination. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1653 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, is the grand winner of the voters’ choice for the most popular Asian destination.For centuries, the Taj Mahal has inspired poets, painters and musicians..

Kashmir in Korea

Though a world apart from each other, there are quite a few resemblances between Korea and Kashmir other than a militarized line dividing the region. Iftikhar Gilani reports from Seoul, Gwangju and Korean border..

Those desiring to become instant milliona

Strive for excellence

The youth constitute the majority of India’s population and for the next few decades, India will continue to have a large proportion of young people. I believe that when the 540 million youth of our country are educated, and they work determinedly in the spirit of service for the country..

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Watan – A patriotic Song by DD

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ART & CULTURE

Bangladeshi novelist Rizia Rahman passes away

AMN Renowned Bangladeshi novelist and the Ekushey Padak winning author Rizia Rahman passed away today in D ...

International Urdu Day Awards announced

  Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI The annual International Urdu Day Awards have been announced. ...

SPORTS

Rani Rampal to captain Indian women’s hockey team on England tour

Hockey, star forward Rani Rampal was today named the captain of the 18-member Indian Women's team which will t ...

Boxing : Manish Kaushik wins his debut bout at the AIBA World Championships

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi, Commonwealth Games silver medallist Manish Kaushik (63 kg) made an impressiv ...

Impressive start by Aadil Bedi, Aman Raj as Indonesian Rory Hie leads at Classic Golf & Country Club International Championship

aadil bedi Harpal Singh Bedi/ Nuh, Haryana Promising youngsters Aadil Bedi and Aman Raj, got off to ...

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MARQUEE

Qutub Minar glitters amid LED illumination

  QUTUB MINAR Staff Reporter / New Delhi The historic Qutb Minar came alive ...

1 Kg Of Rare Assam Tea Sold For Rs. 70,500

AMN / GUWAHATI A rare variety of tea in Assam was auctioned for Rs. 70, 501 a kg at the Guwahati Tea Auctio ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

PV Sindhu wants Deepika Padukone to star in her biopic

Badminton star PV Sindhu wants actress Deepika Padukone to star in a biopic on her life, if it's ever made. Si ...

Jeetendra, Rakesh Roshan never got their due in Bollywood, feels Rishi Kapoor

Image Source : TWITTER WEB DESK Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has said his fellow actors Jeetendra and Ra ...

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