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Complaint filed against Teesta Setalvad in Goa

Panaji , Aug 22

A police complaint was filed in Goa Friday against activist Teesta Setalvad for uploading an image of a Hindu goddess on a social networking site, which offends Hindu religion.

Shubha Mudgal's music, Taapsee Pannu enliven LFW ramp

Mumbai , Aug 22

Singer Shubha Mudgal's live vocals lifted the audience's spirits as actress Taapsee Pannu took to the ramp at designer Gaurang Shah's show at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 (LFW) here Friday.

Haj pilgrims to get sacred water cans on arrival

Riyadh , Aug 22

Indian nationals will be provided sacred Zamzam water cans on their arrival in India from the Haj pilgrimage under a new agreement finalised between the Haj Committee of India and Saudi Arabian Airlines, a media report said.

Wine bone of contention in Kerala's new liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram , Aug 22

Even as Kerala's new liquor policy, which aims to achieve total prohibition in the state in the next ten years, will be submitted to the high court Tuesday, wine appears to have been caught in a tangle.

Two Indians to feature at Tatarstan ethnic festival

Moscow , Aug 22

Two Indian artists will feature at the sixth edition of Tatarstan's Krutushka ethnic festival that began in the village of the same name and will showcase the culture of different parts of Russia and the world.

US retailer Gap to enter India with Arvind

Mumbai , Aug 22

Textile major Arvind's Lifestyle Brands arm has tied up with the US iconic retailer Gap Inc. to franchise its apparels in India through retail format.

Renowned Kannada writer Ananthamurthy dead

Bangalore , Aug 22

Renowned Kannada writer and Jnanpith awardee U.R. Ananthamurthy passed away here Friday after a brief illness. He was 82.

Dalai Lama to see exhibits on Tibetan nomads' lives

Dharamsala , Aug 22

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will visit the Museum of Ethnology in Germany next week to see exhibits on the life of Tibetan nomads, an official said Friday.

Pakistani Urdu writer's oeuvre dipped in Indian nostalgia

New Delhi , Aug 22

Unlike his counterpart and celebrated Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, Pakistani writer Intizar Husain's writings have distanced themselves from the gory details of partition and have, in fact, drawn from early memories of his stay in India.

Good night's sleep key to learn new skills

Toronto , Aug 22

Know it takes to learn guitar or piano faster? A good night's sleep.