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Bollywood celebrities swarm social media on I-Day (19 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) As the nation celebrates its 72nd Independence Day, Bollywood celebrities too shared their wishes to mark the occasion. From Amitabh Bachchan to Ranveer Singh, from Nimrat Kaur to Madhur Bhandarkar -- all took to social media to express their pride in being an Indian, and wished their friends and fans a Happy Independence Day on Wednesday.

UP bans plastic, thermocol items (25 minutes ago)
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday imposed a blanket ban on the manufacture, stocking, sale and transport of all plastic and thermocol items, an official said.

Exhibition unveils events in Delhi during partition (09:48)
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A four-day exhibition that unveils the events in Delhi during the partition in 1947 is open at the India Habitat Centre (IHC) here.

I have tried my best to essay role of Rani Laxmibai: Kangana (09:10)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut is honoured to tell the story of Rani Laxmibai through her forthcoming period drama "Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi", and calls it an iconic role.

Google celebrates I-Day with 'truck art' doodle (08:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Google on Wednesday celebrated India's 72nd Independence Day with a colourful truck art doodle, featuring images of some of the country's most iconic plants and animals.

'The Lord of the Rings' cast reunites (08:02)
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Stars of one of the popular Hollywood franchises "The Lord of the Rings" reunited, and made it memorable for the fans by filling social media platforms with their reunion pictures.

Bryan Adams to bring 'The Ultimate Tour' to India in October (07:04)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams will be coming to India in October for a multi-city tour, and says he is excited about performing in the "beautiful country" again.

Niyati got uncomfortable filming romantic scene (06:16)
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Niyati Fatnani says she feels shy and awkward when it comes to shooting romantic scenes.

Real guns used for '...Jack Ryan' (04:02)
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Real guns loaded with blanks were used on the sets of "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan".

I've always been health conscious: Sneha Wagh (02:16)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Sneha Wagh says she has always been health conscious and has picked up a new healthy habit.

Israel discovers 19th-century soap factory in Jaffa (22:46)
Jerusalem, Aug 14 (IANS) A soap factory dating back to the 19th century has been unearthed, along with large underground chambers, in the old city of Jaffa, said a report published on Tuesday by Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA).

President watches documentary on President's Bodyguard (19:26)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday watched a special screening of a documentary on one of the oldest regiments of the Indian Army, The President's Bodyguard, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Singer Kavita Seth gets patriotic before I-Day (19:10)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) "Iktara" hitmaker Kavita Seth says everyone owes this independence to the valiant freedom fighters who laid down their lives to make the country free.

A message on elephant conservation through Gond mythological art (19:04)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Gond artists have only their cultural stories to fall back on, renowned Gond painter Venkat Raman Singh Shyam says while pointing to his artworks on nature and elephants at the Gaj Mahotsav at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) here.

Akshay Kumar urges people to follow traffic rules (18:48)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar has urged people to maintain road safety and follow traffic rules.

Hasan Minhaj had a blast working with Susanna Fogel (18:48)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Indian American Hasan Minhaj had fun working with director Susanna Fogel on "The Spy Who Dumped Me". He says she understands the nuances of comedy and that adds more value to the project.

Labour pain relieving drug may cut need for epidural: Lancet (18:48)IANS Photo Service
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Prescribing women a new drug called remifentanil to help manage their labour pain may halve the need for an epidural than the traditional pethidine, claims a study.

'Takht' is a big one for me, says Bhumi (18:30)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar says Karan Johar's newly announced magnum opus "Takht" is a big project in her acting career.

'Instant Family' to release earlier than scheduled (18:26)
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Director Sean Anders' upcoming comedy film "Instant Family", which was scheduled to release on February 15, 2019, will now release on November 16 this year.

No hero without a wound, says injured Amala Paul (18:24)IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Amala Paul, who suffered an injury while shooting for her upcoming film "Adho Andha Paravai Pola", is undergoing treatment with a positive frame of mind.

Collaborative short film made in India, Pakistan (18:00)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) "Matched!", a digital short film collaboration between India and Pakistan, celebrates the Independence Day of both the nations.

Cycling can reduce your loneliness, boost mental health (17:50)
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Feeling lonely? Riding your bicycles may not only improve your general and mental health, but also increase social interaction, says a study.

Dia Mirza, Saiyami Kher dole out hair care secrets (17:26)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Stars Dia Mirza and Saiyami Kher say it is essential to have a proper haircare regime, which includes regular oiling and hair spa.

Travis Scott's 'Astroworld' tops Billboard 200 Chart (17:26)
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Rapper Travis Scott's "Astroworld" has topped the Billboard 200 Chart.

Leading musicians come together for Krishnarao Pandit festival (17:06)
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) In an attempt to celebrate quality and excellence across art forms, Taj Mahal Tea has partnered with Khayal Trust to host the esteemed Krishna Rao Festival this year. The festival will echo performances by renowned classical singers including Neela Bhagwat, Manjusha Patil and Kedia Brothers.

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