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    Despite heated debate on Aadhaar, not influenced by views expressed: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that despite the heated public debate in and outside the courtroom on the validity of Aadhaar, it was not influenced by the views expressed either in favour or against the scheme, which has secured the enrolment of almost 1.1 billion people in the country. The top court said that not only the commoners but the intelligentsia too was equally divided on the issue and there have

  • Siang river in sorry state, Central Water Commission report misleading: Arunachal MP Ninong Ering

    Itanagar: Criticising the Central Water Commission’s report “painting a rosy picture” of the Siang river, Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering has demanded dredging of its riverbed. The river enters Arunachal Pradesh from China, where it is known as Tsangpo. “The condition of Siang river is in a sorry state, and yet the CWC data paints a rosy picture to keep real suffering and plight of people in oblivion,” Ering

  • Pakistan court summons all witnesses in Sarabjit’s murder case

    Lahore: A court in Pakistan on Wednesday summoned all the witnesses next month in the murder case of Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who was killed by his fellow prisoners in 2013. Two Pakistani death row prisoners – Amir Sarfraz alias Tamba and Mudassar – in May 2013 attacked Sarabjit, 49, in the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore and killed him.

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    Jagran Film Festival 2018: 10 movies to watch out for!

    After travelling through 17 cities – Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Meerut, Agra, Gorakhpur, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Ludhiana, Hissar, Raipur, and Dehradun – since July, the Jagran Film Festival is all set to conclude in Mumbai in September. The festival is in the 9th edition and will run from September 27 to 30 at Cinepolis in Andheri. Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star is Born’ will open the festival and will also

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    Sunil Grover: Had to unlearn a lot for ‘Pataakha’

    Mumbai: Popular television personality and actor Sunil Grover says working with National Award-winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj in “Pataakha” made him learn and unlearn a lot of things about performance. On his experience of working with Bhardwaj, Sunil told IANS: “As an individual, I had my own approach to play a character. So, initially I was trying to do that. But when I started discussing things with Vishal sir, my approach changed. Sir thinks from

  • Will Smith rings in 50th birthday with bungee jump over Grand Canyon

    Los Angeles: Actor Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday with a daring bungee jump from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon. The actor had earlier signed a deal with YouTube for the event, titled “Will Smith: The Jump Off”, which was streamed live on the website Tuesday. The 1,000-foot jump was hosted by Smith’s friend and his “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” co-star, Alfonso Ribeiro.

  • BJP terms Bengal bandh ‘complete success’, calls it off two hours earlier

    Kolkata: The West Bengal unit of the BJP Wednesday termed its shutdown in the state as a “complete success” and called it off two hours ahead of the scheduled time. The party had called the 12-hour shutdown from 6 am to protest against the killing of two students in a clash over the appointment of Urdu teachers at Islampur area in North Dinajpur district on September 20.

  • Disha Patani: I can’t judge myself in terms of acting

    New Delhi: Actress Disha Patani, who is busy shooting for the upcoming Salman Khan starrer “Bharat”, says she cannot judge herself in terms of acting. She is even shy to watch her own films. Disha made her acting debut in 2015 with the Telugu film “Loafer”. She then ventured into Bollywood in 2016 with “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” after which she was seen in films like “Kung Fu Yoga” and “Baaghi 2”.

  • Supreme Court Aadhaar verdict vindicates my stand: Mamata Banerjee

    Milan: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement upholding its validity but restricting it to disbursement of social benefits, saying it vindicates her stand. “People should have some rights. If bank and mobile phones are linked to Aadhaar card then everything about the person will come into public domain. That this logic is correct and irrefutable has been proved today,” Banerjee told the media here.

  • Sensex, Nifty end lower, all eyes on US Fed policy

    Mumbai: Benchmark Sensex settled with losses in a highly volatile session Wednesday as investors booked profits ahead of US Federal Reserve’s policy outcome. The 30-share BSE index swung nearly 581 points on alternate bouts of buying and selling. Investors were also cautious in view of the expiry of September derivative contracts Thursday, brokers said.

  • Ayushmann Khurrana: Tahira Kashyap my biggest inspiration

    Mumbai: Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says his wife Tahira, who has been detected with pre-invasive breast cancer, is his biggest inspiration. Ayushmann on Wednesday re-tweeted a post by Tahira where she wrote: “I had once heard that if you talk to your plants, they grow. Breasts are no different. They grow, become ripe and full and then droop. So, I had long monologue sessions in the bathroom, waiting for my left breast to grow too….’ My