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Has Controversy Guaranteed Box Office Success For ‘Padmaavat’ Film?

The name of the game is ‘create buzz’, and films like Udta Punjab show that nothing helps that more than a pre-release controversy. For the last few months, controversy has raged over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmaavat (earlier named Padmavati). The cast and crew have been subjected to constant …

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‘VHP International President Praveen Togadia Sacked’

KhabarLive had reported earlier that RSS was planning to axe Togadia for his confrontational approach against the Centre. A senior member of Margdarshak Mandal, the highest decision-making body of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), said that VHP’s international working president Praveen Togadia would be removed from his post for making remarks …

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Worried About Aadhaar’s Misuse? Check Where All Has Been Used

The government has recently extended the last date to link Aadhaar car with bank accounts and PAN to March 31. The previous date was December 31. If you are concerned about the misuse of your Aadhaar cards, which are used for authentication to avail of wide spectrum of services, then …

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In MP Civic Polls – Congress, BJP Play Out a Tie, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s Hold Over State In Doubt

The defeat gives the BJP a lot to think about as most senior Congress leaders kept themselves away from campaigning for the elections, while CM Shivraj had conducted several rallies and roadshows. The Congress party put up a spirited fight in the Madhya Pradesh civil polls by winning nine president …

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In Cricket, Why India Keep Going Back To Parthiv And Karthik On Post Dhoni Era?

Dhoni replaced the two as India’s wicketkeeper, but two years after his retirement from Tests, both are still vying for the spot left vacant by him. On Day 3 of the second Test between India and South Africa at Centurion, there was a spell of play which was particularly frustrating …

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Why Are There Still Such Few SCs, STs And OBCs At IIMs?

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) suffer from an acute social diversity deficit in their faculty composition. New data that we have obtained since we first published faculty diversity data at IIM adds even more ballast to the arguments made at the time. Out of 642 faculty members covered by …

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Rough Edges: The Motorbike, Bengal And Beyond

The motorbike has, for a long time, been both a symbol of cinematic romance and political violence in Bengal. Besotted couples in love have often romanced while riding bikes and singing songs. In a scene from the famous 1963 Bengali film Saptapadi (Seven Circles), for instance, one of the state’s …

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On-Off, On Again Missile Deal With Israel: Where Has “Make in India” Gone?

Why was the anti-missile deal with Israel cancelled? And why has it been revived again? Or has it? And in what form? The answer to the first question that emanated from official corridors at the time was that the government wanted to give a boost to its Make in India …

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Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson Among 1122 Registering For IPL-2018 Auctions

A whopping 1122 players including the likes of Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, Joe Root and Shane Watson have signed up on expected lines to be part of the upcoming IPL auction, the BCCI announced. The auction, scheduled to take place in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28, will also see …

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From Biriyani to Appam, This Artist’s Miniature Dishes Will Make You Hungry!

What had begun as an unlikely pursuit of making a pair of burger earrings for herself seven years ago opened the doors to a very interesting career. In 2014, a Youtube channel by the name ‘Miniature Space’ paved the way for a fanatical trend of miniature food to emerge in …

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