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Music launch of 'Khoobsurat' held in Mumbai

sonam-kapoor-fawad-khanNew Delhi, Sept 6 : Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan hosted the music launch of their forthcoming movie " Khoobsurat" in Mumbai recently.

Keeping in tone with the fun and groovy music of their upcoming film, Sonam and Fawad were seen in a party mood at the launch.

Sonam looked drop dead gorgeous in a black crop top with a floral printed flared skirt and black jacket. Hair braided from one side, black printed heels, and a pink lip completed her look.

Fawad looked as handsome as ever in a grey suit paired perfectly with a black shirt.

Smriti Irani asks JSS to empower people through Jan Dhan Yojana

Smriti IraniNew Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday asked the Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) to empower the people through the Jan Dhan Yojana recently launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"I would ask the JSS as to how you can empower the people through this scheme. If you have any suggestion, please let our officials know. Our officials will also announce new guidelines," she said inaugurating an exhibition on literacy and livelihood here.

The exhibition was organised by National Literacy Mission Authority.

Censor Board should be consistent: Deepika Padukone

Deepika-PadukoneNew Delhi: Deepika Padukone's dialogue 'I am a virgin' in her upcoming quirky comedy 'Finding Fanny' has not gone down well with the Censor Board which has objected to the use of the 'virgin' word and has asked the film's makers to replace it.

The 28-year-old actress questioned the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for not being consistent in its guidelines as it gave a green signal to the word in the trailer of the film.

'We must not deprive our children of technology': PM Modi

Narendra-ModiNew Delhi, Sept 05 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on the importance of technology, saying depriving the children of technology is a crime.

"Importance of technology is increasing every day. We must not deprive our children of technology. It is a social crime if we do so," he said while addressing the students and teachers across the country on the occasion of Teacher's Day.

The Prime Minister also emphasized on the need for physical activity, saying that besides watching television and working on computers the children should engage themselves in physical activity.

PM Modi and I wish to be known as infrastructure PMs, says Tony Abbott

Tony-AbbottNew Delhi, Sep 5 : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said here on Friday that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi both wish to be known as the infrastructure Prime Ministers.

"Both PM Modi and I wish to be known as infrastructure PMs and the G20 will focus on mobilizing private capital to address the world's infrastructure deficit," PM Abbott said while addressing a Business Meet in New Delhi.

Google celebrates 'Teacher's Day' with colorful doodle

Google celebrates 'Teacher's Day' with colorful doodleNew Delhi, Sept 5 - Google has paid tribute to all the teachers worldwide by dedicating its doodle to Teacher's Day.

The doodle shows colorful letters spelling 'google,' each portraying teachers for different subjects like math, sports, science, music etc., and on clicking the doodle, it takes the visitor to Google search result page for news on Teacher's Day.

The day, which has been celebrated since 1962, marks birthday of former Indian President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5. (ANI)

Tata Value Homes sells 85 houses worth Rs 40 cr on Snapdeal

Tata Value Homes sells 85 houses worth Rs 40 cr on SnapdealNew Delhi - Tata Value Homes, focused on affordable housing, has sold 85 houses worth Rs 40 crore in six days under its partnership with e-commerce major Snapdeal.

On August 28, Tata Value Homes launched an exclusive offer on Snapdeal, offering Rs 10,000 per month for a year as an assured rent (whether owners stay on premise or lease it out).

Congress not accepting India moving towards development, says BJP

Mukhtar-Abbas-NaqviNew Delhi, Sep 4 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that the Congress does not want to accept that the country is moving towards better administration and development.

Naqvi was reacting to the statement made by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan.

Aus PM Abbott arrives in New Delhi

Tony-AbbottNew Delhi, Sep 4 : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott , in India for a two-day visit, has arrived in New Delhi.

Abbott, whose visit is the first accorded the status of a State Visit since Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected, hopes to sign a nuclear cooperation agreement between the two countries, enabling uranium sales by Australia to India. (ANI)

Home Ministry assures Jammu and Kashmir all possible help in floods

Rajnath-SinghNew Delhi, Sep 4 : The Ministry of Home Affairs today issued a statement expressing grief over the loss of precious lives in Jammu and Kashmir due to floods and assured the state government that it would l provide all necessary help .

Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah , who briefed him about the flood situation in the state.

Rajnath Singh was also briefed about a bus with 50 passengers being washed away.

Akshay Kumar returns to small screen with 'Dare 2 Dance'

Akshay-KumarNew Delhi, Sept 4 : Akshay Kumar is returning to the small screen with an all new reality show titled 'Dare 2 Dance'. This danced based adventurous reality show is a one of its kind and is happening for the first time in the world. Kumar and the show's makers launched it at an event held here.

CCI begins public scrutiny of Sun-Ranbaxy deal; seeks comments

CCI begins public scrutiny of Sun-Ranbaxy deal; seeks commentsNew Delhi - In the first-ever public scrutiny of an M&A deal in India, fair trade watchdog CCI on Thursday invited comments from all stakeholders, including general public, on finer details of USD 4-billion merger of Ranbaxy Labs into rival drugmaker Sun Pharmaceuticals.

Hyundai launches SportZ Edition of Grand i10

Hyundai-Grand-i10-SportzNew Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Ltd on Wednesday launched 'SportZ Edition'of its compact car Grand i10 to celebrate its first anniversary.

The Grand SportZ variant would available in two variants -- U2 1.1 litre CRDi diesel engine and 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine.

Launched in September 2013, Grand i10 has been sold to over 1.1 lakh customers, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) said in a statement.

Grand SportZ Petrol is priced at Rs 5.11 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and Grand SportZ Edition Diesel Rs 5.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Australian PM to reach India tomorrow on two-day visit

Tony-AbbottNew Delhi, Sept 3 : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abott will reach New Delhi on Thursday on a two-day visit during which he will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

Abott will meet Prime Minister Modi at the Hyderabad House here on Friday evening after which some agreements are expected to be signed between the two nations.

The Australian Prime Minister will also call on President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari during his stay in New Delhi.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will call on the visiting dignitary. (ANI)

Africa can follow India's example in AIDS prevention, says Datta Ghosh

AIDS-prevention-IndiaNew Delhi, Sept 3  : Meenakshi Datta Ghosh, Senior Consultant, Independent Evaluation Government of India, today commended the private sector for its initiative in the prevention and treatment of AIDS in India and emphasized that the African community could follow India's lead and successfully curb the spread of the disease.

Former CJI accepting governor's post compromises judciary's independence: Bhushan

Prashant-BhushanNew Delhi, Sept 3 : Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP) leader and lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Wednesday said the NDA Government's reported move to appoint former Chief Justice of India (CJI) P. Sathasivam as the Governor of Kerala could compromise the independence of the judiciary.

Debutante producer Piggy Chops feels 'more responsible' for 'Madamji'

Priyanka-ChopraNew Delhi, September 03 : Priyanka Chopra who is not only playing the protagonist in Madhur Bhandarkar 's next production titled ' Madamji ' but is also set to co-produce the film, feels more responsible for the new venture.

Speaking at an event, the National Award winning actress said, "This is my first production, I feel more responsible towards it and more than anything Madhur and I share a very good work relation, so fingers crossed .We will get to it once I am done with 'Mary Kom'".

India to sign free trade agreement with Asean soon: Kher

Rajeev KherNew Delhi: India on Wednesday said it has received the free trade agreements on services and investments with ASEAN and it will "shortly" sign the pact.

Signing of the two pacts - FTA in services and investments - were scheduled during the India-ASEAN Economic Ministers meeting in Myanmar last week. But the meeting was postponed as Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was not able to attend the meet due to domestic compulsions.

India and the 10-nation ASEAN had concluded the negotiations for FTA in services and investments in 2012.

Maruti Suzuki India to open bookings for Ciaz from tomorrow

Maruti Suzuki CiazNew Delhi: Seeking to make a mark in the big car segment, the country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India will open bookings of its upcoming mid-sized sedan Ciaz from tomorrow.

Ciaz will be available in petrol and Diesel fuel options powered by a 1.4 litre and 1.3 litre engines respectively.

"The global launch of Ciaz is planned during the forthcoming festival season," the company said in a statement.

Ciaz' main competitors will be Honda City, priced between Rs 7.19 lakh and Rs 11.05 lakh, and Hyundai Verna tagged between Rs 7.39 lakh and Rs 11.72 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).

Coal scam: Govt to re-auction 218 coal blocks, may 'exempt' 40

Coal scam: Govt to re-auction 218 coal blocks, may 'exempt' 40New Delhi : Government Monday told the Supreme Court that it "wants re-auction all of 218 coal blocks" declared as illegal allocation but sought its indulgence to "exempt" 40 of them which are functional and ready for the end use power plants.



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