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    Priyanka Chopra tried committing suicide: Former manager

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra attempted suicide three times during her struggling days including in 2002 after the death of her alleged former boyfriend Aseem Merchant’s mother, her ex-manager Prakash Jaju claimed today.

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    Hrithik Roshan apologises for ‘Pope’ tweet

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has apologised for hurting “religious or other sentiments” caused by his reference to the “Pope” in his tweet in January, saying it was “unintentional”.

  • Jewellery industry fears losing out on festive cheer

    Mumbai: With the onset of the festive season, the gems and jewellery industry fears losing out on sizeable sales, with some industry leaders saying continuation of the strike will be a “disaster” for the business.

  • GST about to happen; retro tax thing of past: Modi

    Riyadh: Promising easier business environment for global investors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said retrospective taxation has been relegated to history, but he is “not able to do anything” on two pending cases from the previous government as “they are sub-judice”.

  • Jet to hire over 50 foreign pilots

    New Delhi: Jet Airways is in the process of hiring over 50 expat pilots to fly its widebody B-777 planes, with six of these aircraft, currently on lease to Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, are expected to start returning to the Indian carrier’s fleet from June.

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    ‘Fear psychosis’ in the industry has been curbed: FSSAI

    New Delhi: With industry fearing excessive regulation in the wake of Maggi controversy, food regulator FSSAI has said it has taken a number of steps to check any “fear psychosis” among companies.

  • Essar Oil turns around loss-making Stanlow refinery

    Stanlow (UK): Nearly five-years after acquiring the strategic Stanlow refinery from Shell, Essar Oil UK has turned around the loss making unit with a record net profit of USD 187 million in 2015-16 as it optimised processes, diversified crude basket and invested in margin improvement programmes.

  • JNU seeking legal opinion over punishment to students?

    New Delhi: JNU is believed to be seeking legal opinion over punishment to a few students in connection with an event against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

  • India secures release of 4 Indians from Syria Swaraj

    New Delhi: India has “secured” the release of four Indians from Syria, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. The four Indians were arrested by the Syrian government in January reportedly when they were on their way to join Islamic state ISIS.

  • Corruption the biggest issue in Bengal polls

    Kolkata: As Bengal goes to the polls, the issue of corruption has taken center stage in the election campaign for the first time since Independence. Post Saradha scam in which lakhs of investors had been duped and Narada sting operation, which has purportedly shown some leaders of TMC accepting bribes, the issue of corruption has evolved as the main poll plank for the Congress-Left Front alliance, apart from “restoration of democracy” in TMC

  • NIA officer shot dead in Delhi

    Bijnor/New Delhi: An officer posted with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was shot dead while his wife seriously injured by unidentified bike-borne assailants in the wee hours in Bijnor district today, with the agency terming it as a “planned attack”.

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    Cong criticises Jamat-e-Islami Hind for backing Darul Uloom

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Sunday criticised the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) for backing the fatwa issued by leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom in Deoband against chanting of ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’, saying that passing judgement on such matters is not the prerogative of religious institutions.

  • ‘Clean Ganga’ plan takes off next month

    New Delhi : The Union Government will start implementing its action plan on ‘Clean Ganga’ from next month and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to launch it, Union Minister Uma Bharti said on Saturday.

  • Now, JIH backs fatwa on Bharat Mata chant

    New Delhi : Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) on Saturday backed the fatwa issued by the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband against chanting of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and claimed that “attempts” to connect incantation of the slogan with patriotism for the country was an “extremely wrong” thing.

  • How about quota in private sector? reiterates Paswan

    Varanasi : LJP president and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday reiterated his demand for reservation in private sector for the upliftment of dalits in the country.

  • All have right to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’: Smriti Irani

    Rajkot : A day after India’s largest Islamic seminary ‘Darul Uloom Deoband’ issued a “fatwa” saying Muslims should not say “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said everybody had the right to say the slogan for the sake of the motherland. “Chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ is a matter of emotion. Every human being has the right to chant for mother or for the motherland,” she told reporters