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CM Returns to Hyderabad

New Delhi, July 13 (INN): Having spent two days in the national capital to participate in the Congress Core Committee meeting

National Hawkers Federation Meeting Photo Gallery

National Hawkers Federation Meeting Photo Gallery

National Body Builder Mohtesham Ali Khan Distributes Prizes

National Body Builder Mohtesham Ali Khan Distributes Prizes

Colors gets notice for airing excessive violence

New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The information and broadcasting ministry Wednesday again issued a show cause notice to Colors channel, this time for depicting excessive violence against women in the ‘Rishton Se Badi Paratha’ show, based on honour killings.

Bollywood producers hope to amicably resolve copyright issue

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) After deferring their Jan 6 strike, Bollywood producers Wednesday hoped to soon resolve the raging controversy over the proposed amendment to the Copyright Act that mandates producers sharing 50 percent of music royalties with lyricists and composers.

30,000 pirated CDs seized, two held

New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) A staggering 30,000 pirated VCDs and DVDs of latest English and Hindi movies, including the just released ‘Tees Mar Khan’ and ‘Toonpur Ka Super Hero’, have been seized following the arrest of two people in south Delhi, police said Wednesday.

Tripura film on Tagore gets national recognition

Agartala, Dec 29 (IANS) Tripura’s first documentary film – ‘150 Raibik Path’ – made on the life and ideals of Nobel laureate Rabindranth Tagore has been conferred national recognition by a screening committee, an official release said Wednesday.

Film industry defers strike threat

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) The Film Federation of India Wednesday indefinitely deferred its Jan 6 strike against the proposed amendment to the Copyright Act that mandates producers sharing 50 percent of music royalties with lyricists and composers.

Sanjay Dutt says Noorani issued threats through dons

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) A day after a court ordered the attachment of two properties of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt over a financial row with producer Shakeel Noorani, the actor’s lawyer Wednesday claimed that he received extortion calls from the underworld in 2005 at Noorani’s behest.

Gul still fits into 10-year-old jeans (Movie Snippets)

New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Actress Gul Panag is elated that she could fit into her jeans that she wore when she was 20.

Cook, chomp, hog – food channels on small screen menu

New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Cookery shows are no longer the half-an-hour afternoon how-to-do-it shows aimed at bored housewives. Food has become top grosser on television at yearend, leading to 24X7 food channels and eye-ball grabbing cookery reality shows.

Anne Hathaway isn’t a good flirt

London, Dec 29 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway says she isn’t a good flirt.

UTV eyes Rs.450 crore revenue by March 2011

New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Production house UTV, which has satiated the appetite of viewers with a mixed bouquet of eight movies, including big budget multi-starrer ‘Raajneeti’ and small but successful outings like ‘Udaan’ and ‘Peepli Live’, is eyeing revenues of Rs.450 crore ($100 million) by March 2011.

Agra to embark on ‘door to door collection’ of garbage

Agra, Dec 28 (IANS) The Agra Municipal Corporation has embarked on a new project with a private player to collect domestic garbage from each house in the city.

Reality shows are scripted, says comedian Vir Das

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) He has carved a niche for himself as a stand-up comedian and is now trying his luck on big screen, but Vir Das has no intention of participating in reality shows because he feels they are all scripted.