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2008-09-03 15:00:38

Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will be released to help Louisiana recover from Hurricane Gustav, U.S. President George Bush said Wednesday. Bush, federal emergency management officials and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal were in the Louisiana capital Baton Rouge for a briefing on recovery efforts. "Bobby talked about the need to release energy or oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve," Bush said, adding that federal officials received one such request from one company doing...

2008-09-01 21:00:13

U.S. first lady Laura Bush and Cindy McCain closed Monday's Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., with a plea to help Hurricane Gustav victims. "Our first priority now, today, is to ensure the safety and well-being of the people living in the Gulf Coast region," Bush told a somber audience. The aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, which made landfall about 68 miles southwest of New Orleans Monday, was just beginning to be measured, Bush said. "When such events occur, first, we're...

2008-08-27 00:00:30

By SUBHASH K JHA Two films old only, and he wants to take up direction already to revive his grandfather's R K Films' flagging banner. And, if newcomer Ranbir Kapoor is to be believed, he would have taken up a home production earlier, only he had already accepted a lot of acting work outside. "My plan got delayed, but now I'm working on it," Ranbir told BT with an air of bravado. "Things will fall into place very shortly. I'll star in the film and direct it. Is that too much...

2008-08-24 22:57:30

In the last ten days of August, nine new films - Phoonk, Mukhbir, Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam, Rock On, Mumbai Meri Jaan, C Kompany, Hijack, Chamku and Wanted-will hit the marquee. Some could be interesting, most are likely to be ridiculous. But it's the number rather than the films themselves that's significant. The tornado of releases signifies one thing for sure: thanks to the new order in Bollywood, where cinema has been reduced to mere 'software' to fill multiplex screens/TV channels and...

2008-08-20 18:00:51

By CAROLINE INNES A MERSEYSIDE doctor was suspended just weeks before hewas due to retire. Dr Javaid Iqbal, of the Halewood Health Centre, was barred from practising on July 24 by the General Medical Council (GMC). He was due to retire on September 1 after 43 years' service within the NHS. The GMC today confirmed Dr Iqbal, of Woolton, was suspended pending an investigation into complaints against him. Details of the allegations and who made them have not been revealed. But a...

2008-08-19 12:00:00

By Kaveree Bamzai Anita Hassanandani takes a deep breath, says Jai Mata Di, and dives from a 12-storey building. Yana Gupta smiles while a creepy crawly walks over her face. Pooja Bedi remembers her children before diving into ice cold water. In Colors' new Khatron ke Khiladi (with an average first six-day TRP of 1.53), Akshay Kumar may be the star, wearing a singlet and knee-high trousers, but it's the women who are walking away with the wows. The role reversal is everywhere. In Ugly...

2008-08-17 21:00:17

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday he would not be Republican presidential hopeful John McCain's running mate. In an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" program, Jindal said he has the job he wants. "I don't want to be vice president. I'm not going to be the nominee," the 37-year-old governor said. Jindal said he hopes to run for a second term as Louisiana governor. "I've got the job that I want. I'm voting for Senator McCain, I'll certainly do what I can to help him get...

2008-08-12 03:00:26

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, refusing to resign, says he will disprove the charges against him from the ruling coalition that wants to impeach him. As the National Assembly began its session to consider impeaching Musharraf on charges of misconduct, violating the Constitution and financial irregularities, the embattled president said he would prove the allegations "false before the nation," the Press Trust of India reported. The ruling coalition, led by the Pakistan People's...

2008-08-12 00:00:29

By JAYA DRONA It's raining stars in Delhi these days and Bollywood biggies are surely making a beeline to be in the capital to promote their films. All the hungama surrounding the film notwithstanding, the starcast of the film, Singh Is Kinng, was in Delhi recently on a promotional visit. Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Vipul Shah and Anees Bazmi - were all here. Katrina looked much at ease as she spoke about how happy she was to be in Delhi. She spoke about her upcoming films, Salman and...

2008-08-12 00:00:29

By Priyanka Sen After making her presence felt on the modelling circuit, Mugdha Godse is all set to foray into Bollywood with Fashion. As a debutante, there can be nothing better than beginning one's Bollywood sojourn with a big director like Madhur Bhandarkar. Expressing her happiness, Mugdha says, "It's a dream debut! It has everything - my favourite world of fashion, great co-stars, and to top it all - Madhur Bhandarkar!" Apart from her debut film, the Marathi mulgi is making waves...