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Interview with Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, advocating the rights of transgenders....
 
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Lakshmi Tripathi overcame many obstacles as she travelled the world on a journey for social change. Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, who many saw on the small screen in the Big Boss house is well-known in Thane. Not only is she a classically-trained dancer and choreographer, but she is also an activist working to educate society about Aids and other sexually transmitted diseases. Dy. Editor Sana Warsia met Laksmi Tripathi for a special chat.
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CM Devendra Fadnavis kicks off mega cleanliness drive by Dr Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari Pratisthan
 
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Over 4, 000 volunteers of Dr Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari Pratisthan (NDP) made the daunting task possible in a single session on Sunday, by cleaning the entire city during a mega cleanliness drive under Swachha Bharat Abhiyan as part of a day-long state-wide drive which was kicked off by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai. The campaign was carried out under the guidance of Appasaheb Dharmadhikari, social reformer, who has been appointed as Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan's brand ambassador for Maharashtra by state Governor. The volunteers descended on the streets at around 7am in accordance with their prior schedule to kick of the cleaning of road, footpaths, major junctions, crowded locations, railway stations, grounds, bus depots and by-lanes. The drive saw volunteers from all age groups armed with masks, gloves and other apparatus adhering to health hygiene, accumulated several truckloads of garbage from different parts of the town. It also eased the challenging job of civic workers for the days to come as they got a breather from the noble drive. "It was a commendable job carried out by the volunteers in scientific method.
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Dynamic Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar
 
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Ever since the GCC Qatar crisis has happened, many want to know the man at the center of one of GCC’s most shocking rifts in recent times. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani the eighth and current Emir of Qatar. He became Emir of Qatar on 25th June 2013 after his father Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani's abdication,. Tamim bin Hamad was born on 3 June 1980 in Doha, Qatar. He is the fourth son of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and second son of Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al Missned, Hamad's second wife. Tamim was educated at Great Britain's Sherborne in Dorset and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst graduating in 1998.Sheikh Hamad's abdication broke the mould of Gulf politics, where rulers traditionally remain on the throne until they die. Sheikh Tamim was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Qatar Armed Forces upon graduation from Sandhurst. He became the heir apparent to the Qatar throne on 5 August 2003, when his elder brother Sheikh Jassim renounced his claim to the title. Since then he was groomed to take over rule, working in top security and economics posts. In 2009, he was appointed deputy commander-in-chief of Qatar's armed forces. To his credit, Sheikh Tamim promoted sport as part of Qatar's bid to raise its international profile. He heads the Qatar Investment Authority board of directors. Under his leadership, the fund has invested billions in British businesses like Barclays Bank, Harrods and even owns a share of Europe's fourth tallest building, the Shard. According to a diplomatic source close to the Al Thani family, Sheikh Tamim has "a strong personality" that allowed him to "establish himself within the ruling family" despite not being the family's first choice for Emir. He is described as friendly, confident, and open by those who know him. He is also described as savvy, careful, and calculating. In addition, he is considered to be a pragmatist, and to have "excellent relations" with the West including the United States and France. In 2005, Sheikh Tamim married his second cousin Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani. They have four children. A second marriage in 2009 to Sheikha Anoud bint Mana al-Hajri brought two further children - in total, three sons and three daughters. Under Sheikh Tamim's rule Qatar has continued on the path set by his father, with his mother, Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, remaining one of the key driving forces in the country's politics.
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NMMC Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe flying visit to Navi Mumbai’s most corrupt Digha ward office
 
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Among ward offices in Navi Mumbai, the one with lowest reputation is Digha. Officials of Digha ward office always comes under the scanner for corruption. Allegations are that for amassing personal wealth officials are hand in gloves with local corporators and land mafia in giving way to hundreds of illegal constructions on government land. It is learnt that the corrupt functioning of Digha ward office reached the new Commissioner, who stunned everyone by paying a surprise visit to the ward office and issued stern diktats to officials to mend their ways or face action.
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Mother’s Tiffin becomes favorite food destination of corporate employees and bachelors
 
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May 9th is celebrated as Mother’s day. This year on Mother’s Day we bring to you a special report on a group of mommies who have utilized their talent of cooking to serve the society and today, their outlet, Mother’s Tiffin has become the favorite food destination of corporate employees and bachelors. What makes a thali of home-made food special? Well apart from the fact that it is hygienic and healthy, home food made in the kitchen has its own special taste of mother’s love and affection. While most of the mothers cook for their family, these are a group of mommies who have taken their talent in the kitchen to the outer world. Their outlet called Mothers Tiffin located at Airoli has become instrumental for bachelors and working women in the area. The thali is economical and convenient for all. The fish, meat, and vegetables are mouth watering. The waft of spices is what welcomes you when you visit here. SHOW VISUALS WITH MUSIC This idea was the brainchild of Ashwini Gavaskar and partner Nilesh Nayak. With will to serve the society and to fulfill the craving for cooking, Ashwini gave up her managerial post at Pharmaceutical Company. Her friends encouragement led her to this work
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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa and Ruler of Abu Dhabi
 
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HH Sheikh Khalifa assumed his posts as Ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates in 2004 after many decades working closely with his father, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the Federation. Born in the inland oasis-city of Al Ain in 1948, HH Sheikh Khalifa was educated in the local school. On 18 September 1966, following his father's assumption of the post of Ruler of Abu Dhabi, HH Sheikh Khalifa was appointed as Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi and as Head of the Courts Department in Al Ain.
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Dynamic Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi
 
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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is the son of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, 'Father of the Nation' and the first President of the UAE, and the brother of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. Sheikh Mohamed is married to Her Highness Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, and has four sons and five daughters: · Journey to becoming Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was educated at schools in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi until the age of 18. In 1979, he joined the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he trained in armour, helicopter flying, tactical flying and paratroops. After graduating in April 1979, he returned home to the UAE to join the Officers' Training Course in Sharjah. He has held a number of roles in the UAE military, from that of Officer in the Amiri Guard, which is the UAE's elite security force and Pilot in the UAE Air Force, to his current role as Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Guided by the directives of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed helped develop the UAE Armed Forces in terms of strategic planning, training, organizational structure and promoting defense capabilities. Sheikh Mohamed’s direct guidance and leadership, led the UAE Armed Forces to become a leading institution that is widely admired by many international military organisations. Sheikh Mohamed also holds a number of political and economic roles at an Emirate level and a wider Federal level in the UAE.
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the Charismatic Ruler of Dubai
 
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum became prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates in 2006. He was born on July 15, 1949, the third of four sons. He was privately tutored before beginning his formal education, eventually attending the Bell School of Languages at Cambridge University. In 1995, Sheikh Mohammed became crown prince of Dubai, with a chief objective of overseeing the transformation of this small patch of desert into the world's most luxurious resort and business destination. To that end, he helped develop the Palm Islands, the Burj al-Arab hotel, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper, the Dubai World Cup and the Godolphin Stables.
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Raj Thackeray mocks PM Modi's radar war technology has been acknowledged by United Nations
 
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#PMModi #Radar #Balakot #RajThackeray #UnitedNations #Clouds MNS President Raj Thackeray addressed a press conference. During the interaction, he took a jibe at PM Modi and mocked that even the United Nations has passed a resolution on the basis of the PM’s latest statement on radar technology. He said that recently, the United Nations has passed a resolution that all warring countries should go to war in the monsoon season only. This way, the target country will not know how it was hit. The cloud cover will make detection difficult. This is the latest technology which has been credited to our Prime Minister Narendra Modi he quipped at the press conference in Thane. He continued his mock on the PM for this statement. He was speaking to the reporters on the sidelines of his party’s organisational meet. He also slammed PM Modi saying that the PM need not hand out certificates of patriotism to people. When asked about the controversy over the term ‘Hindu terror’ in the country at present, he said that there is no ‘Hindu terrorism’ or ‘Muslim terrorism’. There is terrorism. And wherever it exists, it needs to be crushed.” He questioned that instead of speaking on promises made and delivered, the PM was bringing late PM Rajiv Gandhi and Pulwama for campaigning, which is uncalled for. Zeba Warsia – NMTV News.
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Ahmed and Sarfraz Khatri’s block-printing workshop at Bhendi Bazaar, Mumbai
 
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For a designer, Ahmed and Sarfraz Khatri’s workshop is a gold mine. Donna Karan did visit here in 2013 and bought R5 lakh worth of fabric for a collection. She’s not the only one. Rohit Bal, Priyadarshini Rao and many others who would rather not say that their unique prints, made from eco-friendly dyes come from this 25-year-old workshop in the heart of Mumbai and not in the scenic deserts of Kutch. Though the Khatris are from the region of Kutch, Pracheen’s tale is not one of painstakingly hanging on to a hereditary craft. Ahmed Khatri was a synthetic dyer, working in a business built by his father. In the early 90s, a customer asked Ahmed to try his hand at natural dyes. “I made my way to Nissar Sikander,” says Ahmed, the senior Khatri, “a supplier who lived in Jogeshwari, who told me the process verbally. I bought 100 gms of ingredients from him — henna for mustard, madder for red, indigo, limestone for resist and went home to experiment. I went back to him with a few samples and he said I should stick to this method as it would take me far.” Ahmed was familiar with Ajrakh, a 13-step printing technique, originating in the Sindh and Kutch region, since that’s where the family is from. On a trip to the region as a 13-year-old he had bought blocks with his father. “My father had a usool,” says 56-year-old Ahmed, “Never sell the blocks — you can give them away for free.” As a result, the family has a library of more than 800 blocks which are close to 80 years old — with new designs carved often. “The olden brass blocks have a very fine print which cannot be replicated anymore,” says 36-year-old Sarfraz, Ahmed’s son. Meanwhile, Ahmed’s business was growing due to word-of-mouth. “In 1995, I was invited to showcase at a symposium in Delhi,” says Ahmed. “A student from National Institute of Design (NID) came and stayed with us for 10 days and gave us some guidelines. We made 60 pieces which were sold out in the first hour. For the first time in my life, I saw Rs 1.5 lakh in cash!” Meanwhile, Nissar Sikandar’s wife, an artist, sent a silk dupatta with a leaf pattern created by Ahmed to the committee that oversees national awards for craftsmen. The piece won Ahmed the award in 2005. With Sarfraz’s growing interest in the trade, Ahmed sent him to apprentice with Dr Ismail Khatri, who has an honorary degree for his craft and is also a National Award winner, in Ajrakhpur. Their pact was that Sarfraz would not mimic traditional Ajrakh patterns (Islamic and Mughal motifs), thus avoiding a clash of business interests with his mentor. “We modernised prints and played with the design concepts, experimented with the intensity of the dyes and expanded the kind of natural cloth that can take the print,” says Sarfraz. At his stall at the last Lakmé Fashion Week, Sarfraz displayed lush, thick crepe with an ink splatter design that looked like batik, but was block print. Vibrant reds with the finesse of screen printing, that also came from blocks. They retail through trade exhibitions such as Paramparik Karigar, and four stores across the country. “Due to the time taken for production, designers prefer buying ready stock and yardages,” says Sarfraz. This production pace also keeps the fabric out of avenues of fast fashion. “If there were platforms like fashion week,” says Sarfraz, “where we can display current stocks for large scale buyers, we would be able to expand operations.” It would also grow a small workshop into a factory that provides sustained employment, and legitimise it as a provider of quality products, not a backdoor provider of raw material for luxury designers.
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Mithun Chakraborty The Disco Dancer on NMTV Profiles
 
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Mithun Chakraborty, one of the most popular stars of Indian cinema, is a National Film Award-winning Indian film actor, social activist and entrepreneur. Mithun Chakraborty was born in Barisal, Bangladesh on 16 June 1950. He was educated at the Scottish Church College in Kolkata, from where he earned his degree in Chemistry. After that he attended and graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Not many know that he was a Naxalite before entering films and it was a family tragedy that made him leave the Naxalite fold. Chakraborty made his acting debut with the arthouse drama Mrigaya (1976), for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Actor. In his heyday during the 1980s, he had earned a huge fan following as a dancing star and went on to establish himself as one of the most popular and leading actors of India, particularly recognised for his role of street dancer Jimmy in the 1982 hit, Disco Dancer. Chakraborty played the lead role of Bheema in the super-hit multi-starrer movie Hum Paanch in 1980 but Disco Dancer extended Chakraborty's popularity across India and into Russia. Even today, youngsters copy the "Mithun-style dance". He also did lighter roles in Shaukeen, Sun Sajna and Aamne Samne. His 1985 super-hit movie Pyar Jhukta Nahin reconfirmed his top star status. That same year, he was also appreciated for his role as Javar in JP Dutta film, Ghulami. Chakraborty also became India's highest tax payer in 1986. He was also widely recognized as an action hero in films like Jagir, Jaal, Dilwaala, Watan Ke Rakhwale and Waqt Ki Awaz, Agneepath for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Films like Shandaar,Gunahon Ka Devta, Pyar Ka Devta,Trinetra and Mere Sajana Saath Nibhana followed. In 1992, the critically acclaimed Bengali film Tahader Katha won him his second National Film Award for Best Actor. In this period he decided to take a break from Mumbai. He shifted his entire family to Ooty and he constructed The Monarch Hotel. Chakraborty then decided to do movies only to be shot at Ooty and nearby locations and he provided discount rates to the film crew to stay in his hotel as well. Mithun Chakraborty literally ruled Bollywood in 1980s, with the brand of impossible heroics and made-for-the-front-row lines as he starred in over 110 releases in this decade. During the same time, Mithun married Indian actress Yogita Bali with whom he had four children, three sons and one daughter. The eldest son, Mimoh Chakraborty is an actor in Bollywood, who made his debut in the 2008 film Jimmy. Mitun is the Grand Judge of the show Dance India Dance on Zee TV which has become India’s largest dance based reality show. Mithun Chakraborty has also been involved in promotion of Football in his native Bengal. The Bengal Football Academy is his brainchild and Mithun raised the necessary funds for the launch of this academy. Mithun Chakraborty is also the co-owner of Royal Bengal Tigers, a cricket team of the Indian Cricket League Mithun Chakraborty is the recipient of three National Film Awards. And winner of two Filmfare awards as well. There have been 5 books written on him and is presently a Rajya Sabha member. While his role has evolved in reel and real life, Mithun Chakraborty will remain the original disco dancer of Indian cimema. Zeba Warsia – NMTV News.
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SEAL Ashram's glorious wedding becomes richer than the Ambanis at Panvel
 
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The world cannot stop gushing over the wedding of Isha Ambani, only daughter of India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani but there is a wedding that was far ‘richer’ than that of the Ambanis. In a rather simple affair, two girls from Panvel based SEAL Ashram tied the knot. The two girls, Hasiya Philip aged 23 and Usha Philip aged 24, were rescued as little girls from the streets of Mumbai two decades ago and since SEAL Ashram has been their homes, and its founders Pastor K M Philip and Siby Philip have been their parents. He says that the only hope he has from his daughters is that they be good citizens of the country. Pastor Biju Samuel said that its historic and is a blessing that it happened. Pastor Biju Samuel shared how the girls reached SEAL Ashram. Panvel MLA Prashant Thakur, personally moved, said that he congratulates and lauds SEAL Ashram and their noble work. Anyone who attended the wedding vouched that it was blessed by God himself as simple, common and real hearted people attended the wedding and blessed the newly weds for a happy married life ahead. The marriage reinstates faith in how there still are Gods merchants following practicing the religion of humanity. Bureau report - NMTV News.
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CM Devendra Fadnavis announces the 'Rajashri Shahu Maharaj Fee Pratipurti Yojna
 
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CM Fadnavis announced the 'Rajashri Shahu Maharaj Fee Pratipurti Yojna'. Earlier, for SC/ST students, the Maharashtra government had given a 100 percent fee waiver, whereas OBC students received a 50 percent fee waiver. But the new scheme has been extended to all students of all castes. The income limits of their parents is Rs 6 lakh per annum and it applies to those who have secured 60 percent marks at the time of college admission in HSC. Those who come under the income limit of upto Rs. 2.5 lakhs annually have no condition of marks, Fadnavis said. This will benefit those applying for professional and higher education courses, which include medicine and engineering.
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Bollywood's Comic Dancing Star Govinda
 
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He could make his audience laugh, dance, sing and cry ! He was the best entertainer of the 90s and one of the few actors in Bollywood with perfect comic timings. As Govinda celebrated his 49th birthday on December 21st, NMTV Profiles the star with dancing feet Govinda ! Born on December 21, 1963, Govinda was just another guy from the remote suburb of Virar in Mumbai, till he began nursing dreams of making it big in films. Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani was convinced enough to give him a break in Love 86 and Ilzaam. Both films did well.Before he knew it, Govinda, with his energetic dancing skills and spontaneous performance, was luring the masses and gaining a foothold in the industry and his pairing with Neelam became popular.Govinda has acted in over 120 films since his debut in 1986 but trangely enough, awards and recognition have always evaded this brilliant actor. He has, to date, only won the Best Comedian and Special Award trophy from Filmfare. Govinda is best-known for his comedy related roles but his powerful contribution in dancing in Bollywood is inevitable. A Super Star of the 90s, Govinda is definitely one of the best dancers and comic stars ever in Bollywood !
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Bollywood's 100 crore Queen Deepika Padukone
 
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Born on January 5, 1986 to Ujjala and former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone, Deepika Padukone is an Indian model and actress. Deepika Padukone was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and raised in Banagalore from where her family hails. She educated at Bangalore's Sophia High School, and completed her pre-university education at Mount Carmel College. In 2004, she began a full-time career as a model and soon gained recognition with a television commercial for the soap Liril. Deepika Padukone's fame increased when she appeared in a highly popular print campaign for the 2006 Kingfisher Calendar. Her next recognition was when she featured in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya's song "Naam Hai Tera.After taking a course from Anupam Kher's film academy, she was chosen by Farah Khan to star in Om Shanti Om against Shah Rukh Khan. The movie was a huge commercial success. Prior to Om Shanti Om, she made her big screen debut with Aishwarya, a Kannada film. After Om Shanti Om, however, Deepika Padukone didn’t deliver any major hits despite big releases. In movies like Bachna Ae Haseeno, Chandni Chowk To China, Love Aaj Kal, Karthik Calling Karthik, Housefull, Lafangey Parindey, Break Ke Baad and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Deepika’s performance and movies both received lukewarm response. Saif Ali Khan Cocktail marked a significant turning point in her career. Critics particularly praised Deepika Padukone's performance. Cocktail earned Deepika Padukone Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies. Soon after Cocktail, Deepika Padukone’s career took off with a roller coaster ride of Rs. 100 Crore hits. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and Happy New Year made her the new queen of the Rs. 100 Crore club. In 2014, Padukone featured briefly opposite Rajinikanth in the Tamil film Kochadaiiyaan, a period drama that was shot using motion capture technology She was widely praised for her performance in the satire Finding Fanny. Deepika Padukone shares a close bond with her family, and visits them regularly in her hometown of Bangalore. She has been romantically linked to Ranbir Kapoor, Siddharth Mallya and now Ranveer Singh. Her off-screen life is the subject of fervent tabloid reporting in India. Alongside her acting career, Padukone participates in stage shows, has written columns for an Indian newspaper, and is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.
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Ganesh Naik & Vijay Chougule friends again ?
 
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At one point in time, former Minister Ganesh Naik and Shiv Sena leader Vijay Chougule were a formidable force. No one could stand against them in Navi Mumbai politics. Vijay Chougule was known as the face of former Minister Ganesh Naik's army.However, politics showed its true color and one time friends former Minister Ganesh Naik and Vijay Chougule became foes. Over the years they were seen as bitter enemies. But the division of their strength cost them dearly. Vijay Chougule lost three crucial consecutive elections while former Minister Ganesh Naik had to face the defeat of his son Sanjeev Naik in Lok Sabha polls and his defeat by arch rival Manda Mhatre of BJP in Vidhan Sabha polls.The political compulsions of both leaders has become such that today many believe former Minister Ganesh Naik and Vijay Chougule must come together again to ensure that their opponents Belapur MLA Manda Mhatre, Shiv Sena Upneta Vijay Nahata and Congress leader Dashrath Bhagat don't win. Now it remains to be seen whether Ganesh Naik and Vijay Chougule will come together again or not.
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IPS Officer Ahmed Javed in conversation with Sana Warsia
 
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October 2010 : Navi Mumbai got a dynamic Commissioner of Police in the form of IPS officer Ahmed Javed. Earlier the Inspector General of Law and Order, Ahmed Javed is known as a dashing officer with an impeccable and clean record as an IPS officer. Excerpts of an interview with the dynamic officer by NMTV Dy. Editor Sana Warsia
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Sridevi the original female superstar of Bollywood
 
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Sridevi was the last No. 1 actress in Bollywood who ruled the industry for over a decade. She was the No. 1 actress in Tamil, Telugu and Bollywood – a feat no actress has ever matched. No actress before her or after her has been No. 1 for over 10 years. Sridevi was the only actress to rule the industry over a decade, the only competitor to Amitabh Bachchan in the 80s, the only actress with the maximum double roles in Bollywood, the only actress to earn the title of the Empress and the first actress to have her own entourage. During the 80s she was a one woman industry and that is why she earned the distinction of being the Original Female Superstar of Bollywood.
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