Berlin, Feb 17, Iranian authorities have refused to give permission to one of the nation’s leading leading movie directors to leave the nation to be an honorary guest at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, the Berlinale announced Tuesday.
Mumbai, Feb 16, During a television appearance, filmmaker Priyadarshan called the conflict between the Shiv Sena and Shah Rukh Khan a publicity stunt, but he now says he has been quoted out of context and would like to apologise to the actor as well as director Karan Johar.
Jammu, Feb 16, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will launch a nationwide agitation Feb 25 against the government’s policy of amnesty to militants who want to return from Pakistani-administered Kashmir.
Wellington, Feb 16, India is a priority relationship for New Zealand, Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday in welcoming Rahul Gandhi, great-grandson of his country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Washington, Feb 16, A year after Barack Obama came to power, more than half the Americans believe leaders of other countries around the world respect the first black US president, according to a new poll.
Zirakpur (Punjab), Feb 16, There was song, food and dance – and a British minister enthusiastically shaking a leg to bhangra pop and greeting visitors with “Sat Sri Akal” at this big fat Punjabi wedding of two NRIs.
Ranchi, Feb 16, The income tax department Tuesday conducted raids on several top officials, including Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren’s personal secretary M.L. Pal, in connection with the Rs.2,500 crore money laundering scam involving former chief minister Madhu Koda.
Hyderabad, Feb 16, The all-party Joint Action Committee (JAC) heading the movement for separate statehood to Telangana is on the verge of a split with Congress MPs and legislators refusing to quit to protest the terms of reference of the Srikrishna committee set up by New Delhi to study the demand.
Dhaka, Feb 15, Bangladesh’s Zia International Airport is to be renamed after 13th century Sufi saint Hazarat Shah Jalal, after deleting the name of former president Ziaur Rahman.
Kathmandu, Feb 15, With major changes sweeping through Nepal, all eyes here are on the maiden visit by Nepal’s first President Ram Baran Yadav to India from Monday, an event that will further cement ties between the government of India and Nepal’s second-largest party, the Nepali Congress (NC).