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lil’ champ gets a musical break Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs has been entertaining the audience’s week-on-week with magical performances and unique musical prowess of the contestants. In the upcoming episode, the viewers will witness ace singer and music sensation Himesh Reshamiya gracing the show as the guest judge this weekend. After listening to a bunch of sweet and talented voices, Himesh was completely blown away by Anushka Patra’s performance on Parda Parda from Once Upon A Time in Mumbai. The judges applauded and lauded Anushka…

‘Acting is like cooking’

Tell us about your character in Tenali Rama? I play Sheikh Chilli. This character has not been seen on TV before, so it  is interesting to play it. I haven’t started shooting yet, but I have read the script and it is exciting. Sheikh Chilli is a very lazy person and wants everyone to be lazy too. He is influential. Woh dusron ko bhi bolta hai ki chhoro na kaam kyun karna hai kya zaroorat hai, apney aap ho jayega. He influences everyone in the village to become lazy aur gaon mein…

India has scope for reducing untargeted food, fertiliser subsidies: IMF

There is a lot of scope in India for reducing untargeted food and fertilizer subsidies and enhancing revenue administration, the IMF has said.“When one looks at some of the populist proposals announced by political parties during this election season, the important thing is to look at the benefits but also look at the costs and to look at the details,” Paolo Mauro, Deputy Director, the International Monetary Fund’s Fiscal Affairs Department, told reporters at a news conference here on Wednesday.“Certainly, when one looks at the case of India, there is…

Volkswagen launches Ameo Corporate edition at Rs 6.69 lakh

German auto major Volkswagen Friday said it has launched a new version of its compact sedan Ameo in India, priced at Rs 6.69 lakh (ex-showroom). The Ameo Corporate edition has been introduced to cater to corporate and business customers, the company said in a statement.”Through the Ameo Corporate edition, we aim to offer globally renowned standards of safety, quality and fun-to-drive experience to all our customers,” Volkswagen Passenger Cars Director Steffen Knapp said.The petrol trim of the model is priced at Rs 6.69 lakh, while the diesel trim is tagged…

I stayed calm under pressure: Pollard

Mumbai : His whirlwind 83 powered Mumbai Indians to a last-ball three-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab and stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard said the key to the successful chase was staying cool and collected under immense pressure.Pollard, who led the team in place of the injured Rohit Sharma, smashed 10 towering sixes and three fours in his 31-ball innings to take MI to the doorsteps of victory.Once he departed early in the last over, it was Alzarri Joseph (15 not out), who took MI home, chasing down Kings XI’s target…

Justine Henin to visit Delhi for Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series

The four-time French Open winner Justine Henin will visit the city for the fifth edition of the ‘Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series’, to be held here from April 29 to May 1. The legendary tennis star will be on a two-day trip, where she will watch the young Indian players in action on the clay courts and host a tennis clinic with the youngsters.The competition returns to the country for a fifth consecutive year, the French Tennis Federation (FFT), organisers of the world’s premier clay court event – Roland-Garros, in…

Sudan Army topples veteran leader Bashir

Khartoum: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the Army on Thursday, brought down by months of anti-government protests against his three decades of iron-fisted rule. “I announce as minister of defence the toppling of the regime and detaining its chief in a secure place,” Defence Minister Awad Ibnouf said in a sombre televised address to the nation.A transitional military council would replace Bashir for two years, he said, adding that the country’s borders and airspace would be shut until further notice.The veteran leader, who swept to power in a…

I am in shock: Pamela Anderson

Los Angeles : Actor Pamela Anderson on Thursday expressed “shock” over the arrest of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from his Ecuador Embassy hideout in London.Assange, 47, spent almost seven years inside the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden. He was arrested on Thursday the South American country withdrew the asylum granted to him. Anderson, 51, who had visited Assange on multiple occasions when he was lodged in Ecuador embassy, launched a Twitter rant to condemn his arrest. “I am in shock… I couldn’t hear clearly what he said? He…

Ecuador Prez withdraws Assange’s citizenship

Quito :President Lenin Moreno’s Government withdrew the Ecuadoran citizenship granted Julian Assange, acting before the WikiLeak founder’s arrest in London, Foreign Minister Jose Valencia said. Assange was evicted from Ecuador’s embassy in London and arrested by British police, ending a nearly seven year standoff after Quito ended asylum for the Australian-born fugitive. Moreno tweeted that Ecuador acted within its “sovereign rights” when it withdrew Assange’s asylum “for repeatedly violating international conventions and the protocol of co-habitation.”

Namo packet not from political party: EO

New Delhi : Social media was buzz after pictures of some policemen on election duty in Noida were seen serving meals in packets labelled “Namo Foods”, following which officials clarified that those were procured from Namo Food Shop in Noida and not from any political party. Many verified handles on the micro blogging site posted photos and alleged that police personnel were indulging in malpractices. According to a senior police official, the food packets were brought in the boot of a hatchback car and were distributed around 9.30 am among…