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Video: Why did Ustad Amjad Ali Khan invite Karan Johar?
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Video: Why did Ustad Amjad Ali Khan invite Karan Johar?

Glimspes from the launch of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's book, Master On Masters. Video: Afsar Dayatar/Rediff.com When a music maestro decides to write about 12 music icons of the twentieth century, you know the book will make for a riveting read. In Master On Masters, sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan brings to life 12 legendary musicians -- Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustad Amir Khan, Begum Akhtar, Ustad Alla Rakha, Kesarbai Kerkar, Kumar Gandharva, M S Subbulakshmi, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, ... Rediff.com, 12 minutes ago
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RS passes Finance Bill; 5 Opposition amendments adopted

The amendments were adopted with a significant margin, with the difference of votes ranging between 27 and 34 votes. The government on Wednesday faced a major embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha as five amendments moved by the Opposition to the Finance Bill 2017 were adopted before the House approved the measure. Of the five Opposition amendments, three were moved by Congress member Digvijaya Singh and two by Sitaram Yechury of CPI(M). The amendments were adopted with a significant margin, with ...
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Namaz postures similar to Surya Namaskar: Yogi Adityanath

Without asking Muslims to perform Surya Namaskar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that it has many similarities to Namaz (Muslims form of prayer). He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for promoting Yoga and making it universal.Namaz is similar to Surya Namaskar. There are many similarities in posture, said Adityanath.In the past, Muslim bodies have termed Surya Namaskar and Yoga as anti-Islam saying their religion does not permit for such practices.After various ...
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A belated Olympic medal for India's Anju Bobby George?

Anju Bobby George, India’s top track and field athlete, could be in line for 2004 Olympic silver medal, 13 years after the Games. According to reports, Anju (finished 5th) along with fellow long jumpers, Australia's Bronwyn Thompson (4th) and England's Jade Johnson (6th), have urged a probe into the long jump event at the Athens Olympics. The trio has alleged that the performance of the Russians – Tatyana Lebedeva, Irina Meleshina and Tatyana Kotova – who were on the podium at ...
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Paid 26-week maternity leave gets President's nod

The law also allows maternity leave of 12 weeks for a woman who adopts a child below the age of three months Women employees will now be able to get paid maternity leave of 26 weeks, up from 12 weeks, as per a new law. President Pranab Mukherjee has given assent to the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 that has made changes in some of the provisions of over 55-year-old law entitling certain benefit to women employees. The new law makes it mandatory for every establishment with fifty or ...
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Meet the Nach Baliye 8 contestants

How excited are you to see them groove? Season 8 of celebrity dance reality show Nach Baliye is all set to start from Sunday, April 2. The show will be judged by Sonakshi Sinha, Terence Lewis and Mohit Suri. Here's a look at the celebrity couples in the show: Bhojpuri actors Mona Lisa and Vikrant Singh Rajpoot, who got married on Bigg Boss, sign their first show as a couple. They do look good together. Also read: 'I feel bad when people make fun of my marriage on ...
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Meet Shah Rukh Khan's son, Aryan

A generation of youngsters are waiting in the wings, ready for their shot at being the Next Big Bollywood Star.Meet Aryan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan's 'dude child'. Aryan takes up, almost identically, after his superstar father. He is currently doing a film course at the University Of South California. Know more about it here. Putting all debut rumours to rest, Karan Johar revealed in an interview to Bombay Times, 'Aryan is my godchild. Currently, he is in Los Angeles and he has four years of ...
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NIA chargesheets 8 alleged IS operatives

The NIA today filed two chargesheets against eight people allegedly owing allegiance to the banned Islamic State terror outfit for conspiring to "wage a war" against the country, and targeting foreigners and important personalities in India.The two separate chargesheets were filed in the designated NIA court in Kochi, a spokesman for the anti-terror probe agency said.The first charge sheet named seven people -- Manseed Mehmood, Swalih Mohammed, Rashid Ali, Ramshad N K, Safvan P, Jasim N K, and ...
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RBI to hold rates this year, may tighten in 2018: Goldman

Key risk for price rise is the 'deficient' monsoon that could lead to a pick-up in inflation expectations. The Reserve Bank is expected to keep policy rates on hold this year but there are risks tilted towards a hike in 2018, a Goldman Sachs report says. According to the global financial services major, inflation is likely to remain within the RBI's target range of 2-6 per cent, but India is still some time away from bringing inflation to its 4 per cent target sustainably. "We expect headline ...
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Barcelona condemn 'unfair and disproportionate' Messi ban

Barcelona have condemned FIFA's decision to impose a four-match international ban on striker Lionel Messi for verbally abusing a match official in Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Chile last week. Messi was dealt the suspension and a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,069.48) by FIFA's disciplinary panel and is due to miss three more of Argentina's remaining four World Cup qualifiers after sitting out Tuesday's 2-0 loss to Bolivia. "FC Barcelona expresses its surprise and indignation at ...
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