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Film Director Kundan Shah passes away

Film Director Kundan Shah passes away

Mumbai, Oct 7 (UNI) Veteran film director Kundan Shah passed away at his residence early Saturday morning after suffering a heart attack, family sources said. He was 69. Shah, an ex-student of Film and Television Institute of India in Pune made his debut in 1983 with the cult classic "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro" (1983). The film did not get box office success but Shah received his first and only National Award -- Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director -- for the movie which went on to become one of the most celebrated dark satirical comedies in the history of Indian cinema. He returned the award during the student protest in his alma mater FTII in 2015. He made his directorial debut on television in 1986 with the popular series "Nukkad". In 1988, he directed the sitcom "Wagle Ki Duniya", based on cartoonist R K Laxman's character, the common man. The director made his Bollywood comeback in 1993 with Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa". His next film was "Kya Kehna" (2000). Starring Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Chandrachur Singh, the movie became a surprise hit. UNI AAA NV SW 1508

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Muslim voters show neo-confidence, sitting MLA targets Modi

Muslim voters show neo-confidence, sitting MLA targets Modi

04 Dec 2017 | 11:55 AM

Ahmedabad, Dec 4 (UNI) If Gujarat could 'create' Narendra Modi as larger than life politician, the destiny seems to have decided that his native state - considered a political laboratory - would also bring him down
now, says Congress sitting legislator and candidate from Dariapur Gyasuddin Habibuddin Shaikh.

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Bengal Govt to digitise Assembly records

Bengal Govt to digitise Assembly records

04 Dec 2017 | 11:50 AM

Kolkata, Dec 4 (UNI) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has recently
announced that the State Government has decided to digitise the
books and records that are there in the library located inside the
Assembly building.

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Three new universities to be set up in Bengal

Three new universities to be set up in Bengal

04 Dec 2017 | 11:45 AM

Kolkata, Dec 4 (UNI) Three Bills have been passed in the West Bengal
Assembly for the creation of three universities – The West Bengal Green
University Bill, The Purba Medinipur University Bill and The Jhargram
University Bill.

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KMC to set up its first day-care school for girls

KMC to set up its first day-care school for girls

04 Dec 2017 | 11:41 AM

Kolkata, Dec 4 (UNI) For the first time, Kolkata Municipal Corporation
(KMC) is going to open a day-care school for girls.

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BJP fields RSS man, plays caste card to wrest key Congress seat

BJP fields RSS man, plays caste card to wrest key Congress seat

04 Dec 2017 | 11:13 AM

Deesa, Gujarat, Dec 4 (UNI) The Banaskantha district in North Gujarat is hardly a BJP forte. Braving strong 'Narendra Modi' wave the district had returned six Congress MLAs out of 9 in state assembly elections in 2012.

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