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August 11, 2015

Canada’s biggest South Asian festival, draws record crowds

Toronto, Aug 11 (IANS) The Bollywood Monster Mashup, Canada’s biggest South Asian festival, drew record crowds of thousands of people for two days of dance, music, yoga, fun, food, shopping and laser blasts at the Celebration Square in Mississauga here.Mississauga, which is the sixth largest city in Canada and neighbours Toronto, is home to the second biggest concentration of Indians in the country. The brainchild of famous Indian-Canadian composer Vikas Kohli, the festival reflects the multicultural character of the…

Alia, Shahid at romantic best in ‘Shaandaar’ trailer

Mumbai, Aug 11: There's fun, romance, humour, glamour, comedy and more in the first trailer of "Queen" director Vikas Bahl’s upcoming entertainer "Shaandaar", which features actors Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.The over three-minute trailer, launched on Tuesday, introduces Shahid as Jagjinder Joginder and Alia as Alia, and their onscreen romance is palpable with funny and quirky scenes. Shahid looks dapper with a beard, while Alia is seen sporting a casual look -- with one moment in the trailer…

No change in stand on demand for resignations: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) As parliament saw yet another day of disruptions by the opposition, the Congress on Tuesday said there was no change in the party's stand on seeking resignation of three BJP leaders. "There is no change of party stand on the issue of resignation of Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Chouhan," Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told media persons here. The Congress has been demanding resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister…

IS claims responsibility for twin attacks in Iraq

Baghdad, Aug 11 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks in eastern Iraq's Diyala province which killed over 50 people, the media reported.The attacks took place on Monday. In an online statement, the group said that an Iraqi suicide bomber blew up his booby-trapped car amid a crowd of Shias in the village of Huwaider near the provincial capital city of Baquba, Xinhua news agency reported. Later on Monday, a massive explosion occurred at a busy marketplace also in…

No surprise if ‘Phantom’ gets banned in Pakistan: Saif Ali Khan

Mumbai, Aug 11: Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan on Tuesday said it won't be surprising if his forthcoming film "Phantom", which touches upon Mumbai's 26/11 attacks, is banned in Pakistan.His comment comes in reaction to 26/11 mastermind and Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed's petition in a Lahore court, demanding a ban on the release of filmmaker Kabir Khan's political thriller in Pakistan. The "Phantom" team organised a press conference here on Tuesday to address the issue. “As far as…
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