Trying to get Film City for Chandigarh soon: Kirron Kher

Actress-turned-politician Kirron Kher today said she is planning to get a Media and Film City for Chandigarh.

Bihar`s Kundan Singh to join `Big Boss 8`?

Kundan Singh, a politician with a criminal past, says that the producer of reality TV show `Bigg Boss` has approached him for the forthcoming season.

Chiranjeevi confirms 150th film

Actor-politician Chiranjeevi has announced plans to start working on his 150th film this year. He also said he`s currently listening to various scripts.

Six killed in attack on Pakistan politician`s house

At least six people, including a local political leader`s brother, were killed Tuesday in an attack by an armed group in northwestern Pakistan, a police official said.

Japan police raid apartment of `crying politician`

The Japanese police raided the apartment of a provincial politician who became an Internet sensation after he was filmed crying like a toddler when confronted about his alleged misuse of public funds.

Outgoing Australian politician says PM `a sexist`: Report

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is "a sexist" rather than a misogynist, a retiring politician from his party said in an interview Sunday, adding that he was just one of many in Parliament.

Ghanaian politician urges Black Stars to make them proud

Former presidential candidate of Ghana`s opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo urged the `Black Stars` to make their country proud as they make their third consecutive appearance at the FIFA World Cup.

Great to have so many women MPs in Lok Sabha : Moon Moon Sen

It is great to have so many women in the Lok Sabha this time, says the glamorous actor-turned-politician Moon Moon Sen, a first time parliamentarian from the Trinamool Congress.

Monk-turned-politician to fight for bringing back Karmapa

Sonam Lama, the lone monk in the newly elected Sikkim Assembly, said he took the plunge into politics to protect the Buddhist `dharma` and enthrone the 17th Karmapa in his seat, the famous Rumtek monastery.

Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi make strong fashion statements

Amid the poll potpourri, the fashion quotient of political leaders like Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi has also caught the attention of people, particularly youth, say designers here.

New York politician files million-dollar lawsuit for `Caribbean hex`

A New York city council candidate has filled a million-dollar law suit against her political rival, claiming her opponent put a Caribbean hex on her in the form of a black-magic mural on her building.

Don`t want to join politics, says Salman Khan

Actor Salman Khan, who is actively involved in various social causes, says he will never join politics and would rather focus on some social issue.

India is in a serious crisis of confidence: Yashwant Sinha

Asia’s third largest economy has been pummelled by a selloff in emerging markets. Rupee has been the worst performer in Asia this year. The Indian rupee touched a record low of 68.85 per dollar this year, and is down nearly 20%, despite consistent efforts by policymakers to prop it up.

Yashwant Sinha – Fact File

Yashwant Sinha is an Indian politician and former finance minister of India (1990–1991) under Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar.

SC stands by its order on disqualifying convicted MPs, MLAs

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stood by its order to disqualify convicted politicians from serving as parliamentarians or state legislatures.

Shashi Tharoor launches Flatparty.com

Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor Tuesday launched a new social networking site - Flatparty.com - which can be used to send bulk as well as private messages.

Tunisian opposition politician shot dead in Tunis

Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead outside his house in the capital Tunis on Thursday, a member of his party said.

Bangladesh protesters urge death for politician

Thousands of people have demonstrated in Bangladesh`s capital to demand a death sentence for an Islamic party leader.

Need to change image of politicians in minds of public: Advani

Senior BJP leader L K Advani Thursday stressed the need to change the image of the average Indian politician in the minds of the public.

Chinese politician seen as reformer leaves post

A prominent Chinese politician seen as a leading reformer has left his post as Communist Party secretary in a major southern province.