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Movie Review: Fukrey Returns

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Mrighdeep Singh Lamba's 2013 film "Fukrey" (slang for slackers) was a fairly funny, if not particularly memorable film about four friends and their misadventures. Memory is obviously misleading, because Lamba thought his source material was worthy of a sequel.

Sex assault case against airline passenger for allegedly molesting Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim

MUMBAI Police have filed a sexual assault case against an airline passenger after 17-year-old Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim said the male passenger had molested her during a New Delhi-Mumbai flight, police said on Monday.

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Bollywood matinee idol Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

MUMBAI Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, a Bollywood matinee idol who starred in over 100 films, died in Mumbai on Monday. He was 79 and had been battling a kidney ailment.

04 Dec 2017
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Movie Review: Ajji

“Ajji” (Grandmother) is not an easy watch. Right from the first scene - where the protagonist hobbles through the dark bylanes of a slum in search of her missing granddaughter - to the climax, this film takes a vice-like grip on you.

24 Nov 2017
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BJP condemns member who offered reward for 'Padmavati' actress Deepika Padukone's head

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday ordered one of its senior members to apologise publicly after he offered a reward for anyone who beheaded Bollywood star Deepika Padukone for her role in "Padmavati", a movie whose portrayal of a Hindu queen and a Muslim conqueror has enraged Hindu activists.

20 Nov 2017
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Movie Review: Tumhari Sulu

Finally, someone in a Bollywood film lives in Virar. This far-flung and much reviled Mumbai suburb and its people have been wholly ignored by India’s popular cinema, whose scope usually doesn’t extend beyond the tried-and-tested urban milieu.

17 Nov 2017
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Q&A: Too much nonsense in Bollywood, says Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty's record in Bollywood was impeccable - he made mass entertainers and was good at them. Whether it was an action film like "Singham" or the "Golmaal" comedy franchise, Shetty's films routinely exasperated critics and delighted audiences.

15 Nov 2017
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In the wake of Weinstein, some women say Bollywood failing to address harassment

MUMBAI When Indian actress Divya Unny flew into Kerala in 2015, she thought it was for a business meeting with an award-winning director about a role in his upcoming film.

13 Nov 2017
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Movie Review: Qarib Qarib Singlle

In “Qarib Qarib Singlle’ (Almost single), Irrfan Khan plays a smart-talking, glib man who goes on a road trip across India. But unlike 2015’s “Piku”, this trip doesn’t seem to be as much fun.

10 Nov 2017
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Movie Review: Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

Appearances are deceptive in “Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana” (Please Come to the Wedding). In the beginning, our hero appears to be a likeable, if excitable, young man, consumed by the thought of marital bliss. But as the story progresses, he goes berserk. So does the film.

10 Nov 2017

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Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar - government

YANGON Two Reuters journalists were arrested on Tuesday evening in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, a government spokesman said.

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Fed raises interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchanged

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term jump in U.S. economic growth from the Trump administration's proposed tax cuts. | Video

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Global Markets: Asia stocks edge higher after Fed meeting; dollar, U.S. yields sag

TOKYO Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike but flagged caution about inflation, tempering expectations for future tightening, which weighed on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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Cricket: No evidence Ashes test under fixing threat, says ICC

PERTH The ICC are taking allegations in a British newspaper about attempts to organise spot-fixing during the third Ashes test "extremely seriously" but do not think the match has been compromised, global cricket's governing body said on Thursday.

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India's July-September current account deficit more than doubles

MUMBAI India's July-September current account deficit more than doubled from a year earlier after imports accelerated while crude prices surged, data published by the Reserve Bank of India showed on Wednesday.

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India's tax department considers tax on virtual currencies

NEW DELHI India's central tax authority is investigating bitcoin exchanges to try and find a way to tax transactions, an official said on Wednesday, even as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has warned against dealing in virtual currencies.

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Fox's Star to bring Disney cash and cricket in India

Walt Disney Co's expected deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc would give the world's best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market.

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