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Cannot separate nation and art, says MNS

Updated: Sep 28, 2016 12:54 IST      
Cannot separate nation and art, says MNS

Mumbai [India], Sept. 28 (ANI): Days after issuing a 48-hour ultimatum to Pakistani actors and artistes to leave India by September 25 or else they would be "pushed out", the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Wednesday asserted that they were not against any individual but "cannot separate nation and art".

"We don't have anything against an individual but we cannot separate art and nation. We respect artists but country comes first," said MNS leader Amey Khopkar addressing a press conference.

"When attacks happen in Syria and Paris then Pakistan artistes who get work and respect in India tweet sympathy but nothing on Uri attacks?," the MNS added.

Yesterday, members of the Raj Thackeray-led MNS staged a protest outside the production house of director-producer Karan Johar, leading to the arrest of around 15 of them.

Fawad Khan yesterday left India before the release of his upcoming Karan Johar flick 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' on October 28.

According to Pakistani media, a source from Dharma Productions said that the 'Khoobsurat' actor has left India as his wife is about to deliver a baby in September.

India has blamed Pakistan for the attack as probe agencies reportedly recovered weapons and ammunition bearing Pakistani insignia from the site. Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena has also targeted the promotions of Fawad Khan's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' and Mahira Khan's 'Raees', saying that filmmakers and producers 'should not cast Pakistanis in their films'. (ANI)

'Grave insult' to judiciary: Congress on Sadhvi Pragya bail

Updated: Apr 28, 2017 13:29 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 28 (ANI): Following Sadhvi Pragya Thakur's accusations of being a victim of Congress' conspiracy, the grand old party on Friday said that just because her 'masters' and her 'controllers' were telling her to make such statements she was insulting not only the party, but the court too.

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr 28 (ANI): A wreath laying ceremony was held here with full honors for Captain Ayush Yadav, Naik Venkata Ramanna and Subedar Bhup Singh, who lost their lives in the attack on an Army camp by terrorists.

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Sufi legend Begum Yaman passes away at 52

Updated: Apr 28, 2017 12:55 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 28 (ANI): Famous sufi singer and daughter of legendary Sitar Maestro (late) Ustad Vilayat Ali Khan, Begum Yaman K. Khan has passed away after multiple organ failure.

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No farmer committed suicide over drought: TN Govt. to SC

Updated: Apr 28, 2017 12:46 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr. 28 (ANI): In a development bound to anger the protesting Tamil farmers in the national capital, the Tamil Nadu Government on Friday conveyed to the Supreme Court that drought is not the reason for farmer suicides in the state.

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Never took studies as 'burden', says JEE 2017 topper

Updated: Apr 28, 2017 12:41 IST     

Udaipur (Rajsthan) [India], Apr 28 (ANI): Kalpit Veerwal, who secured the ALL India Rank 1 in the JEE Main 2017 by scoring 360 out of 360 marks, said he never took studies as a burden.

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Narada sting: ED files case against TMC leaders

Updated: Apr 28, 2017 12:30 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr. 28 (ANI): After the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), now the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case against Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders in the Narada sting case.

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UP STF raids petrol pumps, eight caught using cheating chip

Updated: Apr 28, 2017 12:27 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), April 28 (ANI): The special task force of Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday raided at over a dozen petrol pumps to check the petrol theft in the state capital.

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UP school issues bizarre diktat: Yogi haircut

Updated: Apr 28, 2017 11:54 IST     

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 28 (ANI): In a bizarre diktat, a school in Meerut has asked its students to sport Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's 'hair cut' triggering resentment among the students and their parents.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 28 (ANI): Backing Priyanka Gandhi's refutation of any relation between the property she purchased in Haryana with alleged illegal acquired funds and her husband Robert Vadra's finances , the Congress party on Friday said the fact that 'no concrete' material has come out shows the character of the her statement.

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New Delhi [India], Apr. 28 (ANI): After the Bombay High Court rejected the appeal filed by Lt Col Purohit against the special court order rejecting his bail in 2008 Malegaon blasts, he has moved the Supreme Court on Friday seeking bail.

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Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 28 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Friday arrested Hawala operator Naresh Jain in connection with the T.T.V. Dinakaran bribery case.

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Jalandhar (Punjab) [India], Apr 28 (ANI): The second edition of Northeast Fiesta, organized by the Northeast students' organizations in association with 'MBD NEOPOLIS' was recently held in Jalandhar.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 28 (ANI): Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said the European Union (EU) and India should work closely to bring peace, stability and development in Afghanistan.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 28 (ANI): With the Uttarakhand High Court directing the judicial magistrate to seize the EVMs used during the assembly polls, the Congress has called on the poll panel to 'come clear' and convince the nation of no tampering and manipulation with the voting machines.

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Sukma (Chhattisgarh) [India], April 28 (ANI): The police has recovered the body of another Maoist from the Sukma attack site in Burkapal, taking their death toll to 11.

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Lakhimpurkheri (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 28 (ANI): In a shocking display of intimidation over beef not being served during a wedding ceremony, a newly-wed woman here alleged that she was threatened to be divorced for her family's lack of hospitality.

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Kanpur [India], Apr. 28 (ANI): 24-year-old Captain Ayush was among the three Army personnel killed in the deadly terror attack on an Army camp in Kupwara yesterday, and the news has left the young officer's family devastated and bereft of all hope.

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New Delhi [India], Apr. 28 (ANI): Union Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu will review the implementation and progress of various new urban development and housing missions launched by the central government in Haryana today at a high level meeting at Chandigarh.

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SC to hear plea against linking Aadhaar with PAN cards

Updated: Apr 28, 2017 07:06 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a plea, challenging the government's decision to link Aadhaar with Permanent Account Number (PAN) card for filing of income tax returns and to apply for new PAN.

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New Delhi [India], Apr. 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday will hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed, seeking discharge of patients who have been cured of their mental ailments.

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