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Operation Blue Star: United Kingdom covered up its role

United Kingdom covered up its role in Operation Blue Star

United Kingdom has been accused of covering up the full extent of the country’s support for India’s bloody crackdown on Sikhs in 1984. A new report calls for a full inquiry into the role played by Margaret Thatcher’s government in the events leading up to a massacre in which hundreds, possibly thousands, of Sikhs and

Harshvardhan Kapoor to play role in Abhinav Bindra’s Biopic

Harshvardhan to play role in Abhinav Bindra’s Biopic

Harshvardhan to play role in Abhinav Bindra’s

Oppn asks May to clarify Britain’s role in Operation Blue Star

London: The UK’s Opposition Labour party hascalled on British Prime Minister Theresa May to “come clean” about the role played by Britain in Operation Blue Star before her three-day visit to India starting tomorrow. Labour party Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, said yesterday that Britain’s Sikh community deserves to know the truth in the wake of allegations

Wayward Pines’ role out of my comfort zone: Nimrat

Mumbai: Actress Nimrat says she chose to be apart of Indian origin American filmmaker M Night Shyamlan’s series “Wayward Pines” because of the challenges her role offered. Nimrat played Rebecca Yedlin in the second season of sci-fi thriller series that was on air from May to July this year.”It was a really different kind of

Arbaaz Khan to play double role in his next

Mumbai: Actor Arbaaz Khan will be seen playing a double role for the first time in a thriller film. The untitled film will be shot in Switzerland. “I am playing a double role in the film. But I can’t divulge more details. It’s an interesting script and the makers thought that I fit the part,”

Akshara Haasan lands role in ‘Thupparivaalan’

Chennai: Actor Akshara Haasan has been roped in to play a pivotal role in Vishal-starrer Tamil thriller “Thupparivaalan’. “Happy to announce another addition to our ‘Thupparivaalan’ cast. A warm welcome to Akshara Haasan,” Vishal wrote on his Twitter page. Directed by Mysskin, the film is an investigative thriller, and features Vishal as a suave detective.

Gandhi stressed upon role of panchayats to empower them: Das

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said the role of panchayats in the country’s development was stressed upon by Mahatma Gandhi to empower the local bodies. Introducing sasakta (powerful) gram sabha and sakhaym (capable) gram shaba, Das said gram sabhas would be held every month. He appealed to the representatives of the local bodies

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I could not relate to the role offered in ‘Baadshaho’: Diljit

Mumbai: Popular Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh opted out of Milan Luthria’s “Baadshaho” after he felt that he would not be able to do justice to the role offered to him. “Baadshaho” is a thriller movie set in the period of 1975-77 when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared Emergency. “Milan sir is a nice director. The

Role of states critical in sustaining growth: Report

New Delhi: The role of state governments is expected to be increasingly critical in sustaining overall development of the country in coming times, according to a report. The study by PHD Chamber of Commerce said that with the continuous increase in per capita income of states, there exists a tremendous potential for expansion of consumer

CM playing supporting role to Governor: NC

Srinagar: Opposition NC in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday accused Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti of “complete surrender” in order to remain in office at all costs, saying she is being merely summoned at security review meetings to play a “supporting role” to Governor N N Vohra. “The appalling fact that the Chief Minister is summoned

US reiterates support for India’s role in Afghanistan

Washington: Ahead of the US-India-Afghanistan trilateral talks in New York later this month and in the wake of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s recently concluded visit to New Delhi, Washington has praised India’s “generosity and focus” in helping Afghanistan become a stronger nation. “We obviously support India’s generosity and focus on Afghanistan and willingness to help

Asha Bhosle feels Priyanka perfect to play her role in biopic

Mumbai:  Legendary singer Asha Bhosle saysactress Priyanka Chopra will be perfect to play her role if a biopic is made on her life. When asked who does she think will be best to bring her life on big screen Asha told reporters, “Priyanka Chopra. Because she is also a singer. So she can understand a

Was looking for substantial role after ‘Commando’: Pooja Chopra

Mumbai: Actress and former Miss India Pooja Chopra, who will next be seen in Hindi film “Yea Toh Two Much Ho Gayaa”, says she was waiting for an interesting role to come her way since “Commando”. In the film, releasing on September 2, she is cast opposite Jimmy Sheirgill. “I had met with an accident

New research identifies role of mood in making decisions

San Francisco: People tend to engage in unpleasant but necessary activities, such as paying bills or doing housework, when they are in a good mood and choose pleasurable activities as a way to feel better when they are in a bad mood, according to new research by a psychologist at Stanford University. “These findings clarify

‘Meow’, a Tamil film with Persian cat in lead role

Chennai: In a first-of-its-kind attempt in Indian cinema, a Persian cat has played the lead role in the upcoming Tamil thriller “Meow”. It’s a tribute to all pet lovers, says the film’s director Chinaas Palanisamy. “The film is about a cat named Selfie, and how at a certain point it decides to take revenge on four

BJP demands probe into role of NC in Kashmir unrest

Jammu: BJP on Saturday latched on to a media report claiming that National Conference was fuelling the ongoing turmoil in Kashmir to demand a probe into the alleged role of the opposition party. “The allegation (of involvement of some NC workers in fuelling the unrest) is too serious and needs to be investigated expeditiously and

Brain plays key role in gauging errors

New York: The key element in our decision-making that serves to both gauging errors and revising our approach is confidence, suggested a new study. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers insights into the hierarchical nature of how we make choices over extended periods of time, ranging from

NASA technology reveals bacteria’s role in breast cancer

Washington: Using planetary protection techniques that ensure NASA spacecraft do not contaminate other worlds, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found a link between bacteria in breast ductal fluid and breast cancer. The breast ductal system contains the glands that produce milk and naturally secretes a substance called “nipple aspirate fluid”. For the study, the

1984 riots: AAP for probe against Kamal Nath

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday demanded a probe against Congress leader Kamal Nath over his alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Addressing the media, AAP leader HS Phoolka said Kamal Nath himself had admitted in his affidavit that he was present at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj in the heart of Delhi

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Alia Bhatt goes three shades darker in ‘Udta Punjab’

Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt will be seen in an unusual avatar in her upcoming film “Udta Punjab”. She will be seen sporting a darker skin tone. Alia plays the role of a Bihari girl in the Abhishek Chaubey directorial, which also stars Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh. Apart from the lingo and her