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Mumbai: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wifeSunanda Pushkar's sudden death has left Bollywood celebritieslike Shabana Azmi and Sridevi shocked.Sunanda, who was upset over an alleged extra-maritalaffair between her minister husband Shashi Tharoor and aPakistani journalist, was found dead in a five-star hotelroom."Shocked to hear news about Sunanda. Condolences to Shri.Shashi Tharoor & family of Sunanda Pushkar," singer AshaBhonsle tweeted.Condoling the tragic passing of the entrepreneur, actressShabana Azmi said, "Deeply saddened by Sunanda's tragicpassing away. She was warm, lively and very affectionate.Heartfelt condolences to the family. "Actress Sridevi grieved Sunanda's death and rememberedher as an affectionate and vibrant personality. "Saddened by the unfortunate demise of a warm,affectionate, vibrant and good soul. RIP Sunanda Pushkar," the'English Vinglish' star said."Shocked to hear about Sunanda Pushkar... Seems likeyesterday she was with us at all Kolkata Knight Riders matchesin Kolkata. Cheering and cheerful," said actress-entrepreneurJuhi Chawla.Filmmaker Kunal Kohli said, "It's disturbing whatsocial media can lead through... We have to see what is goingon in our society and where social media is taking us to." Actor-producer Anupam Kher said he is stunned to knowabout Sunanda Pushkar's sudden death."She was bright, forthright, loving & full of life.Really sad and tragic. Sunanda Pushkar lived life on herterms. She was larger than life. Had a great sense of humour.Shocking. Feel bad for her family and her son," Kher said.Lyricist Javed Akhtar said, "It is shocking that some onelike Sunanda, full of zest for life, full of joy and happinessis no more. Deepest condolence to Shashiji."Author Shobhaa De, "I refuse to call her Sunanda Tharoor.Free at last! God bless her free spirited , beautiful soul."PTI

AAP divided over MLAs' demand for hike in allowance

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AAP divided over MLAs' demand for hike in allowance

New Delhi: A day after calls by some AAP MLAs for a hike in their allowances, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party on Saturday appeared divided over the matter. Sanjay Singh, a senior AAP leader and member ...


China curbs IPOs, enlists brokers in all-out bid to end market rout| Reuters

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China curbs IPOs, enlists brokers in all-out bid to end market rout| Reuters

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Amit Shah stresses on 'word of mouth' campaign

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Amit Shah stresses on 'word of mouth' campaign

New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah has asked party leaders to engage in an aggressive "word of mouth" campaign to highlight the Centre's pro-poor and farmer works and not be deterred by negative media...

Amit Shah stresses on 'word of mouth' campaign

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Amit Shah stresses on 'word of mouth' campaign

New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah has asked party leaders to engage in an aggressive "word of mouth" campaign to highlight the Centre's pro-poor and farmer works and not be deterred by negative media...

BJP MPs stage dharna against poor law and order state in Uttar Pradesh

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BJP MPs stage dharna against poor law and order state in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: BJP Members of Parliament (MPs) from the state on Saturday staged a 24-hour long dharna in Lucknow as part of the party's state-wide agitation against the "poor" law and order situation and p...

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How the cash-for-vote case leaves Telangana govt with egg on its face

Hyderabad: Has the cash-for-vote case fallen flat on the face of the Telangana government? The Supreme Courts rejection of the appeal of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana seeking the cance...

Not right to raise MP's salaries when jawans, farmers not getting their dues, says Congress

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Not right to raise MP's salaries when jawans, farmers not getting their dues, says Congress

New Delhi: Taking a dig at the Narendra Modi government in the wake of a proposal for the doubling of MPs' pay, Congress, on Saturday, said it was "not the right time" to raise lawmakers' salaries whe...